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Stories from Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lally's marks half a century of good chicken, good times (08/31/11)
Lally's 50th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, Sept. 3 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cupcakes, coffee, ice cream, music and door prizes It almost was a roller rink. But instead, the Mullally family opened Lally's Eastside Restaurant 50 years ago as a restaurant featuring broasted chicken...
Radio users prepare for change (08/31/11)
Everyone from firefighters to farmers faces a deadline to update their two-way radio communication. By Jan. 1, 2013, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) will require communication below a radio frequency of 800 megahertz (MHz) to be converted to narrowband of 12.5 kilohertz (kHz)...
Moms want cone art to keep sons' memories alive (08/31/11)
A tree decorated with dragonflies, white lights and photos stands in Laura Delashmutt's kitchen in memory of her son, Joseph, who died in 2009. Trudy Klaver has a tattoo of a guitar for her son, James, who died in 2003. Janine Athay lost her 16-year-old son, Evan, to leukemia in 2002...
Driver's license issuance costs county money (08/31/11)
In the last four years Plymouth County has spent more issuing driver's licenses than it's made. Following a five-year rotation, the department completed year four of five June 30, 2011 with revenue totaling $26,971, said Linda Dobson, county treasurer...
Supervisors delay parking lot work (08/31/11)
Improvements to the parking lot at the Plymouth County Courthouse will have to wait until next year. The county board of supervisors Tuesday rejected two bids for the construction work with the intention of starting the bidding process over. One of the bids from Vander Pol Excavating, of Orange City, did not meet bid specifications that the work begin Sept. 19 and be finished in 30 working days...
VOLLEYBALL: Lady 'Dogs place fourth at MOC-FV (08/31/11)
ORANGE CITY -- The Le Mars Community volleyball team boasted tough net defense in its season debut Tuesday. "We had a big night blocking," said head coach Susan Irwin, whose Lady Bulldogs went 1-2 to place fourth at the MOC-Floyd Valley Invitational. "I can't complain a whole lot, but I would have liked to end on a little better note."...
VOLLEYBALL: Lady Rockets sweep War Eagle Conference match from rival Hawks (08/31/11)
REMSEN -- In a town the size of Remsen, many people know each other's name in town. On Tuesday night inside the Remsen St. Mary's gym in Remsen, neighbors and friends had to pick sides when Remsen St. Mary's and Remsen-Union tangled against each other on the volleyball court. In a cross-town rivalry match, R-U came out on top in 3-0...
VOLLEYBALL: No. 2 Gehlen sweeps 3-0 WEC match from MMC (08/31/11)
MARCUS -- Second-ranked Gehlen Catholic dominated the service box in a 3-0 War Eagle Conference win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Tuesday. "This was a very strong match for us in several ways," Gehlen coach Mike Meyer said. "Once again we were able to get points from the service box."...
VOLLEYBALL: Blackhawks take out aggressive Wolverines (08/31/11)
HINTON -- Hinton knocked off an aggressive South O'Brien squad in straight sets in its home opener Tuesday. "They were a really scrappy team," said Hinton coach Kate Ortegren, whose Blackhawks posted a 3-0 War Eagle Conference win. "They dug a lot of stuff and we had to adjust to them."...
Melissa Deckert (08/31/11)
Melissa Deckert, 41, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., after battling a lengthy illness. Melissa Jean Rubia was born March 7, 1970, in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Emily Jean and William Franklin Rubia. She attended school in San Diego, Calif...
Tanveer and Erin Singh (08/31/11)
Erin K. Oloff and Tanveer T. Singh were united in marriage May 21, 2011, in Panora. The bride is the daughter oof Dean and Linda Oloff of Le Mars. The bridegroom is the son of H.M. and Rajinder Singh of New Delhi, India. A reception was held at The Lakeside Inn on Lake Panorama. The couple took a wedding trip to Puerto Rico and are planning a reception in New Delhi, India, in November of this year...
Ryan and Katherine Oatman (08/31/11)
Katherine Long and Ryan Oatman of Lincoln, Neb., were united in marriage July 30, 2011, at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, Neb. The Rev. Jerry Gilbreath officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony. Katherine is the daughter of Merle and Kimberly Long of South Sioux City, Neb., and the granddaughter of Doris Haage of Le Mars...
Schneider-Naiman (08/31/11)
Duane and Sue Schneider of Merrill announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Michelle of Sioux City, to Mitchell Naiman of Sioux City. He is the son of Melvern and Donna Naiman of Belvidiere, Neb. The couple is planning a 3 p.m. ceremony Oct. 8, 2011, at First Lutheran Church in Sioux City. The reception will be held at Willow Creek Golf Course in Le Mars at 5:30 p.m...
Fitzgerald-Lindgren (08/31/11)
Terry and Jana Fitzgerald of Le Mars and Lori Bockelman of Hawarden announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Emily Fitzgerald and Christopher Lindgren of Plattsmouth, Neb. The couple is planning a Nov. 12, 2011, wedding at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. The reception will be held at the Le Mars Convention Center...
Collmann-Gengler (08/31/11)
LuAnn Collmann and Ron and Pamela Collmann, all of Omaha, Neb., and Geralyn Gengler of Remsen and Mike Gengler of Marcus, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Katy Collmann and Joshua Gengler of Remsen. The couple is planning a 2 p.m. ceremony Sept. 24, 2011, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. The reception will be held at 5 p.m. at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen...
Bibler-Bogh (08/31/11)
Shannon Bibler and Phil Bogh of Le Mars announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Shannon is the daughter of Al Bibler of Lawton and the late Cindy Bibler. Phil is the son of Chris Bogh of Le Mars and Lisa Bogh of Anthon. The couple is planning a Sept. 10, 2011, wedding at 7 p.m. in Foster Park in Le Mars...
Tom and Esther Schrader (08/31/11)
Tom and Esther Shrader of Le Mars celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Aug. 28, 2011. Tom Shrader and Esther Sherlock were married Aug. 28, 1971, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Oyens. They have three children: Jim Shrader and Sherry Shrader, both of Le Mars, and Chad and his wife, Myka, of Arizona. They have three grandchildren, Whitney Boettger and Justus Shrader, both of Le Mars, and Ella Shrader of Arizona...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (08/31/11)
Midwest Hay and Straw Co. - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011: Maurice, IA (08/31/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (08/31/11)
Entrepreneurial drive can fuel population growth (08/31/11)
Opportunities abound in rural America, but politically, we shouldn't expect too much help from Washington. That's because there just aren't that many voters out here, and there are fewer of us all the time. In 1910, 72 percent of Americans lived in rural areas, but the Depression and Dust Bowl has been driving them out since the 1930s...
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