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Stories from Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Boil order lifted for Oyens (09/28/11)
Oyens residents no longer need to boil water for drinking, cooking, making ice cubes and other use of water that is consumed. Oyens town clerk Peggy Kellen on Wednesday said the boil order had been lifted. Bacteria was found in the water during a routine test and Oyens residents were asked to boil water...
Musketeers coach challenges students to win in life (09/28/11)
Make good choices. Character matters. Lead in a positive way. Those are the messages young people at the Optimist Club of Le Mars "Just Say No" kickoff heard Tuesday from Sioux City Musketeers Coach Brett Larson. Larson is the new head coach and general manager of the Musketeers, a junior league hockey team...
Pick honored with state award for court filing work (09/28/11)
A Le Mars man will be presented with the Meritorious Service Award for Clerk of Court Office Employees today (Wednesday) at the 2010 Iowa Judicial Branch Awards ceremony in Des Moines. Tim Pick, an employee in the Plymouth County Clerk of Courts office since 1995, will receive the award from Third District Chief Judge Duane E. Hoffmeyer during the 2 p.m. ceremony at the Iowa Judicial Branch Building...
Consultant confirms courthouse's $87,000 air conditioning fix (09/28/11)
The Plymouth County Supervisors will likely approve about $87,000 of air conditioning improvements for the Plymouth County Courthouse next week. Last week, the board hired an outside consultant to review the work needed and the estimated cost. "We're doing due diligence to the taxpayers," said Supervisor Don Kass. "We can't just spend this amount of money without getting a second opinion."...
LCS enrollment dip possible (09/28/11)
Le Mars Community School district Board of Education members are waiting for enrollment numbers for the 2011-12 school year. Assistant Superintendent Steve Webner told board members Monday night indications are there will be a double-digit drop in enrollment, but said numbers were still very preliminary...
Elk auction set for Saturday (09/28/11)
The Plymouth County Conservation Board's annual elk auction is this weekend. The auction begins at 1 p.m. Saturday and will take place adjacent to the elk sorting facility near the south entrance to Hillview Recreation Area, 1 mile west of Hinton. One yearling bull calf and one yearling heifer calf will be sold for slaughter to the highest bidders...
VOLLEYBALL: Lady 'Dogs rally past Indians in Lakes play (09/28/11)
LE MARS -- A 2-0 deficit was not enough to keep the Le Mars Community volleyball team down. The Lady Bulldogs rallied to win the final three sets of their Lakes Conference match against the visiting Indians of Spirit Lake on Tuesday evening at Carey Gym...
CROSS COUNTRY: Theisen leads Lady 'Dogs at Western Christian (09/28/11)
HULL -- Tuesday's Western Christian Invitational featured its fair share of ranked cross country teams. Class 2A's top-rated Unity Christian won the girls team title while Class 3A No. 10 MOC-Floyd Valley was the runner-up and Western Christian, ranked second in Class 2A, edged Le Mars Community, Class 3A's No. 15 team, by a single point to place third...
CROSS COUNTRY: Local racers highlight A-A Invite (09/28/11)
ALTA -- The cross country season tends to go by awfully fast. Districts are only about three months away. "It just shows you how important summer miles are in this sport," Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn/Remsen-Union coach Ric Collins said. Summer area runners have shown they have put in the necessary work. ...
VOLLEYBALL: Hinton netters sweep MMC 3-0 (09/28/11)
HINTON -- The Hinton volleyball team bounced back from a tough day at the Sioux City East tournament with a 3-0 War Eagle Conference win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Tuesday. "MMC had some scrappy players -- they set the ball up a lot better than we expected, so I was glad we played good defense," Hinton coach Kate Ortegren said. "We didn't let much drop."...
VOLLEYBALL: Lady Rockets get comeback win (09/28/11)
GRANVILLE -- Homecoming can become a big thing. With all the activities, homecoming week is usually punctuated by the big football game on Friday night. Since Remsen-Union's homecoming is this week, a different routine may have changed what people think about. Homecoming may have clouded the volleyball team's thinking Tuesday night in Granville. R-U lost the first game, but won the next three to beat Spalding Catholic in four games...
Thelma V. Bainridge (09/28/11)
Thelma V. Bainbridge, 89, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Thelma Viola Bainbridge was born Aug. 15, 1922, on the family farm near Kingsley, the daughter of Roscoe and Viola (Sheeler) Vannorsdel. She attended country school and later graduated from Pierson High School...
Cronin-Haden (09/28/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Cronin, of Lincoln, Neb., announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelan, to Dan Haden, son of Rick and Kathy Haden, all of Lincoln. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cronin of Oyens. The couple will be married Oct. 22, 2011, at St. John the Apostle Church in Lincoln...
Schierbrock-Cronin (09/28/11)
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schierbrock, of Vail, announce the engagement of their daughter, Suzie, to Nathan Cronin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Cronin, of Lincoln, Neb. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cronin of Oyens. The couple is plannng a Nov. 12, 2011, wedding at St. Anne's Church in Vail...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (09/28/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (09/28/11)
Pork provides economic bright spot (09/28/11)
Can you name the industry that provides more than 39,000 jobs and generates $950 million in household income in Iowa, contributing $5 billion dollars to the state's economy? The answer is pork production and it's no surprise to many of us whose neighbors, friends or family members raise some of the 30 million hogs in Iowa each year...
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