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Stories from Thursday, September 29, 2011

Property taxes are due Friday, Sept. 30 (09/29/11)
Plymouth County's treasurer is issuing a reminder that Friday is the last day to pay first half real estate and mobile home taxes without penalties. Unpaid taxes will be delinquent, beginning Saturday, Oct. 1, according to Linda Dobson, county treasurer...
Fire prevention lessons aren't just for children (09/29/11)
At the Le Mars Fire-Rescue Department, fire prevention education isn't just one week in October -- it's the whole month. National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 9-15, but Le Mars firefighters are already gearing up for activities with a pancake and sausage breakfast Sunday, Oct. 2...
New owners to serve up fresh look at Pizza Ranch (09/29/11)
New owners are hoping to update the look of the Le Mars Pizza Ranch while carrying on local tradition. Brad Cleveringa, of rural Maurice, and Tyler Sickles, of rural Le Mars, purchased the downtown restaurant in August and are planning to give it a little bit of a "facelift" by the end of the year, according to Cleveringa...
'Hell's Kitchen' chef cooks up a Le Mars fundraiser (09/29/11)
Does your family rave about your chili or sweet treats when you tailgate? You can find out just how great your recipe is Saturday by cooking for Tailgate with a Chef. Le Mars Hy-Vee and "Hell's Kitchen" reality cooking series chef Robert Hesse are partnering on the fundraiser for the new Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland "Lunch Buddies" program...
Living Center auction set for Saturday (09/29/11)
The Living Center's biennial benefit auction to raise money for its ministry is this weekend. The fundraiser auction starts at noon Saturday at the Red Shed, 875 Prospect St., in Le Mars, with an 11 a.m. preview of items. Some of the auction items include a one-hour aerial tour of Plymouth County, Vikings vs. Packers tickets, Disney World Passes, furniture, home decor, a 2001 Silverado 1500 and autographed and framed sports prints...
Life Chain in Le Mars Sunday (09/29/11)
Le Mars will be part of a nationwide event, Life Chain, from 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday. Life Chain is a silent, peaceful, public witness of people standing together and praying for an end to the practice of abortion. Information about the Le Mars Life Chain is being distributed by Gehlen Catholic School's Christian Leadership Team whose members include Shannon Smith and Rebecca Vaske...
GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 1 Jays host Mavs for homecoming (09/29/11)
The Mavericks team that comes to town for the top-rated Jays' homecoming game is a distant cry from the team that placed second in the district before dropping a 21-18 decision to the Jays in the first round of the state playoffs in 2009. Clay Central-Everly is a different team than it was in 2010, when it posted a 7-2 record and again earned the district's second seed...
FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Week 6 Around Plymouth County (09/29/11)
Last year, Le Mars collected a 20-3 win over the visiting Dutch of MOC-Floyd Valley. The 2011 matchup will be a battle of two 1-2 district foes as the Bulldogs travel to face the Dutchmen on Korver Field in Orange City in Week 6. The Bulldogs have been outscored 161-83 in one win and four losses this season whereas the 2-3 Dutchmen have outscored their opponents 75- 59 in five games this year...
VOLLEYBALL: K-P's mistakes bring loss to Trinity Christian (09/29/11)
KINGSLEY -- Things can change in an instant. In one moment, Kingsley-Pierson middle hitter Rachel Bird drilled a kill to give her team a quick 4-0 lead in game one against Trinity Christian Tuesday night. K-P won the first two games, but Trinity came back to win the final three to take the non-conference match in five games in Kingsley...
FOOTBALL: Jays top Wildcats in JV play (09/29/11)
MOVILLE -- The Gehlen Catholic junior varsity football team posted a 16-8 win over Woodbury Central on the road in Moville on Monday. The Jays got on the board quickly with a 9-yard touchdown pass from Blake Wiltgen to Aaron Jentz on their first possession...
VOLLEYBALL: RSM drops WEC match to West Sioux (09/29/11)
HAWARDEN -- These Hawks have been close in a few matches this season. They just seem to have trouble closing them out. Remsen St. Mary's had that same problem Tuesday night in Hawarden against the Falcons of West Sioux. RSM had a 2-1 lead in the match, but lost the War Eagle Conference match in five games...
FOOTBALL: Second half dooms Le Mars' JV in loss (09/29/11)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars Community junior varsity boys must not have watched their freshmen teammates play in the earlier game. The freshmen Bulldogs used mainly a running game against Sergeant Bluff-Luton. Le Mars' JV team primarily played the opposite way. 'Dogs sophomore Chris Hatting threw the ball for 235 yards, but that wouldn't be enough on Monday. SB-L won the JV game 27-20 on Jim Lorenzen Field in Le Mars...
FOOTBALL: 'Dogs drop freshman game to Warriors (09/29/11)
LE MARS -- Freshmen such as Matt Ellefson, Chandler Richardson and Judd Bagstad experienced their first homecoming as high school players last week. The freshmen watched their Le Mars Community varsity teammates fall in their homecoming game last Friday to Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley by three touchdowns. The Le Mars freshmen had similar fortunes as their varsity teammates. The Le Mars freshmen lost 35-6 to the Sergeant Bluff-Luton freshmen Monday on Jim Lorenzen Field in Le Mars...
Thelma V. Bainridge (09/29/11)
Thelma V. Bainbridge, 89, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Roger Kurtenbach will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery. ...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (09/29/11)
Midwest Hay and Straw Co. - Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011: Maurice, IA (09/29/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (09/29/11)
Oh Mitt, Where Art Thou? (09/29/11)
Isn't it wonderful that fall has arrived? I think that if you would take a poll, fall would rank either first or second in popularity. Yes, I'm pretty sure winter would finish fourth. Even though it arrived a week ago, the weather has been wonderful, with sunny, warm days that flirt with being hot and wonderful cool evenings and mornings. It's the kind of weather I wish would stay around for about six months...
Where's 'Braveheart' when you need him? (09/29/11)
In Mel Gibson's 1995 epic film "Braveheart," Scotsman William Wallace leads a rebellion against the English. He tells the Scottish lords, many who are hesitant to take up arms against the English, "There's a difference between us. You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it."...
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