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Stories from Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Young musicians carry the torch for old time music (08/30/11)
Organizer Bob Everhart jokes about how the National Old Time Country Music Festival transforms the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. "It goes from hosting a bunch of cows to a bunch of old people," he laughs. But the joke has a serious side. The average age of performers and attendees at the music fest is closer to 70 than 20. Today's lively celebration of old time country music could be dwindling down to mostly a memory in a few decades...
New housing development in the works near Merrill (08/30/11)
A new 19-lot subdivision could one day take shape just west of Merrill following approval by the Plymouth County Zoning Board Monday. Bob Hoffman, of Merrill, wants to develop the Copper Leaf Residential Subdivision with acreage sites ranging in size from about 1 acre to 2.5 acres...
Leusink to teach students about drugs and alcohol (08/30/11)
Plymouth County Sheriff's Deputy Aaron Leusink will step into county schools as the new DARE deputy this fall. Leusink completed Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) training last month learning the curriculum he will bring to fifth graders in Remsen, Akron and Hinton schools...
Museum to host Loess Hills bus trip (08/30/11)
Get ready to take a tour of the Loess Hills of western Iowa this fall. "Celebrate the Hills" is returning to the Plymouth County Historical Museum, Le Mars, in the form of the organization's Fourth Annual Loess Hills bus trip Saturday, Sept. 24. This year's trip will take a southern route...
Volunteers plan Oct. 7 walk in Le Mars (08/30/11)
Le Mars is five weeks away from a walk that signals the start of a plan to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation within five years. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad this month announced plans to move the state's national health ranking from 19th place to first place...
2011 CROSS COUNTRY PREVIEW: Gehlen runners crave trip back to state (08/30/11)
LE MARS -- With nearly all of their varsity runners returning from 2010, the Gehlen Catholic boys and girls cross country teams are poised for another successful season. "I'd say we are further ahead, just because everyone knows where they stand already and we can push each other harder," Gehlen senior Kaitlin Roberts said. "We want to just keep pushing and see how good we can get."...
2011 VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Fast-paced Hawks look to tally more wins (08/30/11)
REMSEN -- Emma Krier and Brielle Biezuns are not walking onto the volleyball courts this fall for Remsen St. Mary's. Still the Hawks think they will be fine. Krier and Biezuns earned numerous postseason awards and were big hitters for Remsen St. Mary's over the past few years. Even though they graduated last year, RSM still believes it will be a difficult team to beat this year...
WC/KP/LB runners start season with multiple PRs (08/30/11)
SIOUX CITY -- Nathan Ryan is showing he has the stamina for cross country this fall. Ryan wasn't alone at the 38th Annual Bishop Heelan Cross Country Invitational Friday in Sioux City. Some of his Woodbury Central/Kingsley-Pierson/Lawton-Bronson teammates also showed strength in the opening cross country of the year. The WC/KP/LB boys scored 77 points for a third-place team finish, while the girls scored 140 points for fifth-place as a team...
2011 VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: New coach teaches Lady Westerners new offense (08/30/11)
AKRON -- There are a few new faces on the volleyball court at Akron-Westfield. One of those faces is first year head coach Mollie Hamblin, an Ankeny native who takes over coaching duties this fall. Hamblin has introduced a new offensive scheme to the Lady Westerners, who graduated five seniors from a team that went 13-10 in 2010...
Melissa Deckert (08/30/11)
Melissa Deckert, 41, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Pastor Jon Meredith of First Baptist Church in Le Mars will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home...
LaVern C. Heesch (08/30/11)
Edwin Karssen (08/30/11)
Edwin Karssen, 85, of Alton, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Alton Reformed Church in Alton. The Rev. Roger Voskuil will officiate. Interment will follow at the Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton...
Sister Mary Marcia Wilhelmi, R.S.M. (08/30/11)
Sister Mary Marcia Wilhelmi, R.S.M., 89, of Farmington Hills, Mich., and formerly of Le Mars, died peacefully Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011, at McAuley Center in Farmington Hills, Mich. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars...
Iowa Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report: For Week Ending: Saturday, Aug 27, 201 (08/30/11)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (08/30/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (08/30/11)
It's going to get ugly (08/30/11)
How ugly is the presidential primary campaign going to get? If recent events are any indication, the Republican nominee may have to participate in a pay-per-view cage match to win the nod. The Iowa Straw Poll, held in Ames earlier this month, is a fundraiser for the Republican Party, as well as an early test of organizational skills for the campaign...
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