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Stories from Monday, September 26, 2011

Le Mars man injured in plane crash (09/26/11)
Investigators Monday identified a Le Mars man as the pilot of an experimental airplane found in a cornfield west of the Le Mars Saturday. According to Le Mars Fire-Rescue Chief David Schipper, the pilot was 42-year-old Robert Tompkins. Tompkins is also the owner of the Tandem Rocket plane, based on FAA records...
FAA probes local crash (09/26/11)
The name of a pilot who was injured when his experimental plane crashed near the Le Mars Airport Saturday is expected to be released today. Emergency crews from Le Mars and the Plymouth County Sheriff's office responded at 7:02 p.m. The single-engine experimental plane with two seats was located in a corn field, about one-fourth of a mile west of the runway...
Boil order issued in Oyens (09/26/11)
Oyens residents are being asked to boil their water after water samples tested positive for bacteria. The boil order was issued by the Oyens Council and Oyens Mayor Cheryl Christman Saturday. "For probably the next five days, Oyens residents are going to have to boil their water for drinking, brushing teeth, making ice cubes, anything that's consumed," Christman said Sunday...
Races, write-ins will fill city offices in November (09/26/11)
Le Mars, Brunsville and Westfield are the only cities in Plymouth County to have both mayor and council incumbents unopposed for city elections Nov. 8. City clerks filed the nomination papers with Plymouth County Election Commissioner Stacey Feldman or her deputy, Cheri Nitzschke, on Friday, which was the deadline...
Steen, Homan reign as LCS royalty (09/26/11)
Le Mars Community High School Homecoming queen Hannah Steen and king Austin Homan pose for a photo following Friday's pep rally and coronation.
New salon and spa brings a refreshing touch downtown (09/26/11)
Brittany Langel, owner of the new Sie Bella Salon & Spa in Le Mars, doesn't just want to give clients a haircut or a facial. She wants to give them an experience. People stepping into their shop are met with cool tones, funky decor and a welcoming smile at the front desk...
Local hay drive underway (09/26/11)
Local producers may help drought-ravaged small farmers and ranchers in the southwest U.S. by hauling hay to a rural Le Mars collection site. The hay drive is an effort of the Western Iowa Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Mark Juhl, of rural Le Mars, is a local organizer of "Operation Haylift" through Lutheran Men in Missions...
Local sports schedule: September 26-October 1 (09/26/11)
Hinton, R-U XC at Alta Gehlen XC at SC West WVC VB tourney finals Le Mars XC at Western Spirit Lake VB at Le Mars A-W VB at South O'Brien Remsen-Union VB at Spalding RSM VB at West Sioux Trinity Christian VB at K-P K-P XC at South Sioux South O'Brien VB at Gehlen...
Iowa High School Football Rankings (09/26/11)
The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school football polls of the 2011 season with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: Others receiving votes: 11, Marshalltown 11. 12, Des Moines Lincoln 7. 13, Eldridge North Scott 4. 14, Muscatine 2. 15, Cedar Rapids Xavier 1...
VOLLEYBALL: Le Mars teams clash for tourney title (09/26/11)
ORANGE CITY -- The Unity Christian volleyball tournament came down to two teams from Le Mars. Class 1A No. 2 Gehlen Catholic faced Le Mars Community in the championship match at the annual tournament after both teams swept their respective pools. "I'd say it was a good day for Le Mars volleyball," said Gehlen head coach Mike Meyer, whose Lady Jays earned a 2-0 win over the Lady Bulldogs to claim the tournament title. ...
FOOTBALL: 'Dogs drop homecoming game to Nighthawks (09/26/11)
LE MARS -- Trailing 14-0 at halftime, Le Mars Community football coach Jim Boyd admitted that he wasn't too worried. "I thought, 'We did this at Spencer; we can turn this thing around,'" Boyd said. Things seemed to be working in Le Mars' favor early in the second half, but one third-quarter touchdown was all the 'Dogs could muster as they dropped their homecoming game by a 28-7 decision to fourth-rated Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley Friday at Jim Lorenzen Field...
FOOTBALL: R-U coasts to win over Whiting (09/26/11)
WHITING -- Remsen-Union coach Colin Youde knows his team has to keep winning if they want another shot at a district crown. The Rockets didn't disappoint Friday night in Whiting. The Rockets gained more than 300 yards of total offense as they beat the Warriors 66-12 in a Class 8-man District 1 game...
FOOTBALL: Westerners rush past Eagles in homecoming win (09/26/11)
AKRON - A Saturday night homecoming game following a Week 4 bye did little to bother the Akron-Westfield football team. The Westerners scored early and built a three-touchdown, first-half lead en route to a 38-20 win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Saturday in Akron...
FOOTBALL: Strong second half lifts Jays past Falcons 38-7 (09/26/11)
HAWARDEN -- The Falcons of West Sioux did all they could to knock off Class A's top-rated Gehlen Catholic Jays as district play opened on Friday. West Sioux held Gehlen to 17 first-half points before surrendering a 38-7 loss that was much closer than the final score may indicate...
FOOTBALL: St. Mary's shows strength in 52-6 win over Spalding (09/26/11)
REMSEN -- The Hawks were aiming for their first win of the season. But the game also became more than just a game. Remsen St. Mary's had some heavy hearts when the Hawks played Spalding Catholic Friday night in Remsen. The Hawks didn't allow anything to bother them on the field as it rolled over Spalding 52-6 in a Class 8-man District 1 game...
FOOTBALL: K-P bests River Valley in each part of game (09/26/11)
CORRECTIONVILLE -- After the first four games of the season, it is obvious that Kingsley-Pierson knows how to score. The combined score of its first four opponents is 182-33. Not much changed during the Panthers' Class 8-man District 1 game Friday night in Correctionville. K-P quarterback Tate Rohde threw five touchdowns and K-P's running game also came away with five touchdowns in the Panthers' 83-28 win...
VOLLEYBALL: Hinton falls to tough competition at Sioux City East tourney Saturday (09/26/11)
SIOUX CITY -- A great start to the day did not translate quite the way the Hinton volleyball team had hoped. After opening the Sioux City East tournament with a 2-0 win over the host school, Hinton dropped its remaining five matches to fall to 19-9 on the season...
FOOTBALL: Wolves blank Blackhawks (09/26/11)
MANNING - Hinton and IKM-Manning might have looked like similar teams on film, but the Wolves came out on top when they hosted the Blackhawks in district play Friday. A week after Hinton earned its first win of the season, the team was blanked 40-0 on the road at IKM-Manning...
VOLLEYBALL: Weekend tourney scores (09/26/11)
Ben L. Place (09/26/11)
Ben L. Place, 34, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer. He is the son of Vangie and Don Cowen of Marcus. Don works at Dean Foods, Inc. in Le Mars. Benjamin Lee Place was born March 27, 1977, in the Charleston Naval Hospital in Charleston, S.C...
Ronald Charlson (09/26/11)
Ronald Charlson, 72, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Ronald Ernest Charlson was born Feb. 1, 1939, in Le Mars, the son of Ernest and Anna (Grosenheider) Charlson. Ron was baptized and confirmed at St. ...
Iowa Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report: For Week Ending: Saturday, Sep 24, 2011 (09/26/11)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (09/26/11)
Your Right to Pump Your Gas (09/26/11)
When I was a kid rural Iowans often pumped their own gas. If the station guy was busy it was OK to start filling your tank. He would come out to finish, check under the hood and wash the windows, only to often hear, "charge it!" I worked in a station for a few months for 75 cents an hour...
Adjust the nut behind the wheel (09/26/11)
The price of gasoline has dropped to an average of $3.45 a gallon, but most of us aren't feeling much richer, especially when we rely on our cars to get to work or as part of our work. People who study gas mileage know one of the easiest ways to improve it is to adjust the nut behind the steering wheel...
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