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Stories from Thursday, October 6, 2011

Going the distance . . . and then some. Former LCS runner conquers 100-mile ultra race (10/06/11)
As a runner on the Le Mars Community School cross country team, Alyssa (Petersen) Wildeboer used to think 2-mile races were long. But this summer, the 1997 LCS graduate completed her first 100-mile race, going non-stop for nearly 22 hours. And she finished well -- the 15th fastest female in the race's history...
Dry conditions add to fall allergy misery (10/06/11)
Watery, itchy eyes, runny noses and coughs are more signs of a drier than normal fall that's making allergy suffers miserable. The allergen load is quite a bit higher with the dry weather because dust and other allergens can become more mobile, said Dr. Steve Meis, Family Medicine Clinics-Le Mars and Remsen...
Cooperation needed to prevent fires (10/06/11)
Le Mars Fire-Rescue Chief David Schipper is asking for the public's help when it comes to current dry conditions and fire risk. An open burn ban went into effect Tuesday and will continue as long as dangerously dry conditions exist, Schipper told the Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday...
Men to don red shoes, stand against sexual violence (10/06/11)
Men will be stepping into red high heel shoes Saturday to create awareness about domestic violence. About 25 male volunteers will "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Mr. P's Pizza & Sports Grill, in Le Mars. "Their purpose is to promote the role of men and their work to end domestic violence and sexual assault," said Cathy Van Maanen, Council on Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence (CSADV) outreach coordinator for Plymouth County...
Supervisors approve $83,000 air conditioner repair (10/06/11)
Putting a new fresh air intake vent on the roof will save $4,000 when it comes to repairing the air conditioning system at the Plymouth County Courthouse. The county board of supervisors Tuesday approved spending $82,746 to repair, replace and modify the 15-year-old system...
GAME OF THE WEEK: Rockets, Panthers clash in 'huge' district game (10/06/11)
KINGSLEY -- During the late spring and summer months of 2003, a connection and friendship was built in Sutherland. Colin Youde was the quarterback and Adam Rapp was one of the coaches for the semi-pro football team in Sutherland. The Iowa Sharks played an eight-game schedule against other semi-pro teams from neighboring states...
FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Week 7 Around Plymouth County (10/06/11)
Both teams enter Week 7 with 1-3 district records and an urgent need to win out the remainder of the season in order to possibly garner a playoff spot. The Warriors of Sergeant Bluff-Luton have posted some impressive wins this season, including a 22-14 win in Week 5 over then-ranked Denison-Schleswig...
FOOTBALL: Gehlen Catholic JV posts 6-0 win over Lawton-Bronson (10/06/11)
FOOTBALL: Bulldogs survive Dutchmen 20-14 (10/06/11)
ORANGE CITY -- The Le Mars freshman football team held off MOC-Floyd Valley by a 20-14 margin on Monday evening in Orange City. The 'Dogs took a 20-0 lead in the second quarter, but the Dutchmen scored twice in the final quarter to tighten the score...
FOOTBALL: Le Mars posts JV win on the road at MOC-Floyd Valley (10/06/11)
ORANGE CITY -- The Le Mars junior varsity football squad posted a 34-6 win over MOC-Floyd Valley on Monday. The Bulldogs limited the Dutchmen to 55 yards of total offense and nearly half of that came on the team's only touchdown of the contest, a 26-yard run in the first quarter...
VOLLEYBALL: Lady Panthers post key WVC victory Tuesday (10/06/11)
KINGSLEY -- This season has not gone how the Lady Panthers of Kingsley-Pierson would have liked. The Lady Panthers' fortunes may have changed Tuesday night in Kingsley. K-P came out strong in the Western Valley Conference match against OA-BCIG as the Lady Panthers won in four games...
Missouri River crop losses tallied (10/06/11)
This year's devastating flooding on the Missouri River caused an estimated $207 million in lost crop sales and related economic activity in six western Iowa counties that border the river. That's according to a new study commissioned by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF)...
Dry, windy weather ups fire risks in Iowa harvest (10/06/11)
Iowa farmers are being urged to be careful as the harvest kicks into high gear. Dry and windy weather has increased the fire risk. An open burning ban is in effect in Plymouth County, according to the state fire marshal's proclamation which was effective at 8 a.m. Tuesday...
Harvest is a time to prepare for next year's needs (10/06/11)
Producers preparing for or harvesting this season's crops are being encouraged to look ahead. This is a time to prepare to meet credit needs for the upcoming operating year, according to John Whitaker, state executive director for USDA's Iowa Farm Service Agency (FSA)...
Grower wins tractor time contest (10/06/11)
Fall harvest features a new equipment option for a Le Mars farmer. Jim Sitzmann Jr. won a free 100-hour demonstration of a John Deere 8310R tractor. Sitzmann was among the more than 500 growers who entered a drawing to win the equipment demonstration at the Pioneer Hi-Bred research center open house and field day in Orange City...
Akron veterinarian sees 4-H work as helpful in career choices (10/06/11)
The young Doberman pup looked up hopefully as Dr. Travis Hawkins, D.V.M., gently stroked the top of its head. "She's just had surgery and is getting along fine," Hawkins said. "She's a little anxious to get going it seems." His empathy for the pup's current situation registered in both his voice and the expression on his face, giving evidence to his affection for this and other animals needing his attention...
Lane Wilson (10/06/11)
Lane Wilson, 24, of Le Mars, formerly of Sioux City and Kingsley, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at his home following a courageous battle with colon cancer. Lane Paul Dean Wilson was born Sept. 2, 1987, in Sioux City, the son of Dean and Kelly (Holdcroft) Wilson. He attended elementary and high school in Kingsley. Following his education, Lane worked in food service at various locations in the area...
Sally Johnson (10/06/11)
Sally Johnson, 76, of rural Kingsley, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Roger Kurtenbach will officiate. ...
Earl W. Lubben (10/06/11)
Earl W. Lubben, 80, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Earl William Lubben was born Dec. 3, 1930, on the family farm in Grant Township, the son of G. Will and Christena M. (Haage) Lubben. Earl was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church. He attended Grant No. 8 country school. As a teenager, Earl stayed home to farm with his father...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (10/06/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (10/06/11)
We can use the invisibility cloak to catch Yeti (10/06/11)
October has arrived, although by the weather forecast you would never know it. It is nice to have sunshine and pleasant weather for as long as possible. If you choose to complain about this weather, do so at your own risk. It won't be long before we will be trying to visualize the sunshine and the warmth...
The power of 'somewhere' (10/06/11)
In the 1939 MGM classic film, "The Wizard of Oz," Dorothy Gale (portrayed by Judy Garland in an iconic role) wishes she could leave her drab life behind and fly somewhere over the rainbow, where she is confident her life will be better. In the end, she discovered that the things she truly wanted and needed where in plain sight...
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