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Stories from Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ryan back in local pharmacy scene with new drug store (09/08/11)
A familiar face will be behind the counter at a new pharmacy in Le Mars. Tom Ryan, who had been in the business in Le Mars for nearly three decades, is opening Le Mars Family Pharmacy near Fareway in downtown Le Mars. Along with filling prescriptions, the pharmacy offers over-the-counter drugs and vitamins, home health care needs, items ranging from shampoo and skin cleanser to toothbrushes and bandages, greeting cards, magazines, books, candies and more...
Water meter change tops project list (09/08/11)
Water improvements recommended Priority for the next one to two years: Total $4.4 million Priority for the next three to five years: Total $1.2 million Source: McClure Engineering Planning is underway to keep water flowing to Le Mars citizens and businesses and to pay for needed improvements...
Vos presented with Farm Bureau's Service to Ag honor (09/08/11)
A Kingsley area farmer and his wife were honored by the Plymouth County Farm Bureau with the Service to Agriculture Award Tuesday at the organization's annual meeting. Lowell and Judy Vos were called to the stage by Plymouth County Farm Bureau President John Ahlers...
Triathlon set for Saturday in Le Mars (09/08/11)
Teams are gearing up for the fifth annual Le Mars Sprint Triathlon Saturday. The swimming, biking and running event starts at 9 a.m. at the Le Mars Outdoor Pool. Competitors need to have their transition areas set up, their numbers on and be ready to go by 8:20 a.m. Instructions will be given at 8:40 a.m...
Kissinger open house is Sunday (09/08/11)
A ribbon-cutting is planned this weekend for the new Kissinger Community Center, 608 Main Street, Merrill. The former elementary school building has been remodeled into areas for senior citizen meals, city hall, the library and the council chambers. Areas of the remodeled building are also rented to community groups and families...
Mayor seeks re-election (09/08/11)
The mayor of Le Mars is seeking another term in office. Dick Kirchoff, of Le Mars, returned completed nomination papers to City Clerk Bev Langel Tuesday. Kirchoff's name will be on the Nov. 8 city election ballot as a candidate for a two-year term. He has served as the city's top elected official since January of 2008...
GAME OF THE WEEK: Hawks host Panthers in 8-man clash (09/08/11)
REMSEN-- After a thrilling overtime win last Friday night by one point, Kingsley-Pierson was feeling great. Things can change rather quickly though. "We enjoyed the win until about midnight," K-P coach Adam Rapp said. "After that, on Monday, we moved on to Remsen St. Mary's. We enjoyed the moment. Then you need to let it go as fast as you enjoy it."...
GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 1 Eagles host No. 2 Jays in non-district battle (09/08/11)
BRITT -- To say that West Hancock and Gehlen Catholic are familiar with each other is true. The No. 1 and No. 2 teams in Class A football are busy preparing for a highly-anticipated meeting on Friday evening in Britt and both teams know what to expect...
FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Week 3 Around Plymouth County (09/08/11)
The Tornadoes are somewhat of an unknown quantity for the Bulldogs as district play begins in Week 3. Under a new head coach, Storm Lake has split its first two games of the season. Spirit Lake thumped Storm Lake 55-2 in non-district play in Week 2, a week after Storm Lake opened the season with a 51-7 win over Cherokee...
VOLLEYBALL: K-P netters split WVC matches (09/08/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE -- Kingsley-Pierson coach Tiffany Wurth puts her players through conditioning in practice for a reason. She hopes to keep seeing her team play fresh deep into long matches. The Lady Panthers found themselves in a long night of volleyball Tuesday night at a River Valley Triangular in Correctionville. K-P swept Westwood in three games in the first match, but lost a five-set match to River Valley to finish with a split against two fellow Western Valley Conference foes...
CROSS COUNTRY: M-M-C/R-U runners come away with five medals (09/08/11)
SIBLEY-- With a pleasant sunny day in Sibley, it became a perfect day for a cross country meet. There were 20 runners for Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen-Union competing at the Sibley-Ocheyedan meet Tuesday in Sibley. The MMC/R-U girls finished with 182 points, good enough for fifth place. The boys didn't have enough varsity runners to register a team score...
Iowa's E85 sales set all-time second quarter record (09/08/11)
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) reported a 40 percent increase in E85 sales in Iowa during the second quarter of the year. The nearly 3.7 million gallons of E85 sold during the quarter set a new all-time record for Iowa E85 sales. Figures released by the Iowa Department of Revenue showed sales by Iowa retailers reached 3,697,199 during the period from April to June...
FSA flood, storm damage loan assistance possible (09/08/11)
Farmers in Plymouth, Sioux and O'Brien Counties who may have incurred major crop or property flood losses are being reminded of possible Farmer Service Agency (FSA) emergency assistance. Losses must have been incurred during the incident periods of March 11, 2022 continuing through May 23, 2011...
Le Mars Agri-Center offers 24/7 online grain trading (09/08/11)
* enhanced online grain trading system for simplifying grain sales with added flexibility is now available to Le Mars Agri-Center customers. Brian Harpenau, Agri-Center spokesman, said the new DPP SM (Dynamic Pricing PlatformSM) grain desk system is intended to serve customers 'round the clock allowing crop sales whenever they want rather than only the business day...
Le Mars fuel supplier delivers with new name (09/08/11)
Mark Hentges had just returned from a fuel delivery call to a local farm. Temperatures were reaching into the 90s, and the day had been a long one. Nonetheless, he was smiling as he looked at the new name on his delivery truck. "I think the transition is going to be a good one for us," Hentges said in reference to the large Sapp Bros. Petroleum name stretched out in letters across the fuel trailer on his truck. "The petroleum industry has changed and is in fact, changing as we speak...
Rudy Adler (09/08/11)
Rudy Adler, 95, longtime businessman and former mayor of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Rudy D. Adler was born Feb. 6, 1916 near Hawarden, the son of Fred and Pauline (Schmidt) Adler. As a young child he and his family moved to the Merrill area...
Anita Bergquist (09/08/11)
Anita Mae (Sorgdrager) Bergquist, 40, of Sioux City, and formerly of Merrill, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at her father's home in Merrill. Anita Mae Sorgdrager was born Feb. 5, 1971, in Le Mars, one of five children born to Earl Jr. and Tonja (McKnight) Sorgdrager. She graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1989...
Ilene L. Nelson (09/08/11)
Ilene L. Nelson, 91, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Ilene Louise Moses was born Dec. 17, 1919, at Cherokee, the daughter of William and Emma (Blackford) Moses. She graduated from Cherokee High School in 1937...
Deborah J. Palmer (09/08/11)
Deborah J. Palmer, 50, of Lakemoore, Ill., formerly of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at her home in Lakemoore from an apparent heart attack. Deborah Jeanne Palmer was born Sept. 29, 1960, in Le Mars, the daughter of Donald A. and Janice Rose (Hill) Palmer. She grew up in Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1979...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (09/08/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (09/08/11)
The 43 Steps (09/08/11)
An early Alfred Hitchcock movie, The 39 Steps, is an intriguing spy thriller that holds up surprising well for a film made in 1935. Robert Donat plays a man who helps a counterintelligence agent who is murdered. Donat is blamed for the murder and goes on the run to clear his name and keep top secret information from falling into the hands of spies...
Increased gas tax ahead? (09/08/11)
Iowa's gasoline tax is currently 22 cents a gallon, remaining unchanged since 1989. The gas tax is the primary source of revenue to fund road and bridge repairs and maintenance. The Governor's Transportation 2020 Citizens Advisory Commission (CAC) is currently travelling the state, presenting information on the current state of roads and bridges and receiving public input on possible legislative initiatives. The commission met Aug. 31 in Storm Lake...
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