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Stories from Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Most local jobs are filled easily, quickly (10/12/11)
The number of applicants varies, but those hiring locally are filling most jobs easily from a ready pool of labor. Iowa Workforce Development reported the August unemployment rate in Plymouth County was 4.7 percent, representing 680 workers who were without jobs...
LCS board OKs bus, pickup purchases (10/12/11)
Le Mars Community Schools Board of Education approved the purchase of a 60-passenger bus and a 3/4 ton pickup Monday. Three bids were received for the 60-passenger bus. Bids ranged from $71,976 to $74,067 after trade-in allowance. The district's bus for trade-in was a 1997 60-passenger Ford bus with BlueBird body, a Cummins diesel engine, and automatic transmission, and an odometer reading of 222,126...
Archaeologists join crews at road work sites (10/12/11)
It's a painstaking process. A heavy-duty excavator made to clear tons of dirt in a matter of minutes slowly grates inches of soil away, then pauses. Archaeologist Todd Kapler, of Sioux City, steps forward and sifts through a few pieces of dirt, then steps back...
Lassen hired to operate motor grader (10/12/11)
A new motor grader operator has joined the ranks at the Plymouth County Secondary Road Department. Sherwin Lassen was hired to operate a motor grader out of the Remsen shed. He started his position Oct. 10 and received formal approval from the county board of supervisors Tuesday...
Supervisors increase county libraries' allocation by $5,000 (10/12/11)
Plymouth County's public libraries will receive more county dollars for the 2011-12 fiscal year compared to last year. The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved dividing $72,000 -- a $5,000 increase -- among the five libraries. "This was a really nice increase," said Sue Kroesche director of the Le Mars Public Library. "We were pleased."...
CROSS COUNTRY: Lady 'Dogs claim Lakes title (10/12/11)
SPIRIT LAKE -- The Le Mars Community girls cross country team accomplished something that hadn't been done in more than a decade on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs, under first-year head coach Adam Moss, captured the Lakes Conference cross country title on Tuesday afternoon in Spirit Lake. Le Mars, which had four runners in the top 14, edged Class 2A No. 15 Western Christian by five points to win the meet...
VOLLEYBALL: K-P earns 3-1 win over Woodbury Central (10/12/11)
KINGSLEY -- Five Lady Panthers were celebrating before and they made sure there was more celebrating after. Rachel Bird, DeAndra Mahrt, Jacque Hoppe, Abbie Edgar and Ariel Merk were honored on senior night before their match against Woodbury Central Tuesday night in Kingsley. Kingsley-Pierson would not dampen senior night. The Lady Panthers lost the first game but swept the final three to win in four games...
VOLLEYBALL: Lady 'Dogs post 3-0 win in Lakes finale (10/12/11)
STORM LAKE -- The Le Mars Community volleyball team closed out its Lakes Conference season with a 3-0 win on the road at Storm Lake on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs finished second in league standings with a 5-1 record. Le Mars posted a 25-14 win in game one before tallying a 25-21 win in the second game. Le Mars swept the league match with a 25-17 win in the third set...
VOLLEYBALL: No. 2 Gehlen cruises past HMS 3-0 in War Eagle play Tuesday (10/12/11)
HARTLEY -- Second-ranked (Class 1A) Gehlen Catholic kept its War Eagle Conference record unblemished with a 3-0 win on the road at Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Tuesday. The Lady Jays provided a balanced offensive attack in the win as six different players scored aces from the service line and eight different players registered kills...
VOLLEYBALL: Blackhawks poise balanced attack against Lady Westerners (10/12/11)
HINTON -- The Hinton volleyball team was clicking on all cylinders as it prepared to face War Eagle Conference leader and Class 1A No. 2 Gehlen Catholic on Thursday. The Blackhawks posted a 3-0 WEC win over Akron-Westfield to improve to 8-1 in the league on Tuesday in Hinton...
VOLLEYBALL: R-U tops MMC in five games (10/12/11)
MARCUS -- As the postseason starts in less than a week, Remsen-Union wants to be playing strong volleyball. The Lady Rockets got a good test Tuesday night in Marcus. Neither R-U or Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn could get too far past the other in the War Eagle Conference match. The Lady Rockets just showed toughness at the end as they won in five games...
Donald J. Gaul (10/12/11)
Donald J. Gaul, 84, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services are pending with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Eldon D. Mortensen (10/12/11)
Eldon D. Mortensen, 82, of Le Mars, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Eldon Dwanne Mortensen was born Nov. 4, 1928, on the family farm in Fredonia Township, Plymouth County, the son of Niels and Erma (Anderson) Mortensen. Eldon was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars...
Todd and Lori Ellensohn (10/12/11)
Lori Klootwyk, of Knoxville, and Todd Ellensohn, of Le Mars, were united in marriage June 25, 2011, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Knoxville. The bride is the daughter of Brian and Kelly Klootwyk of Knoxville. The bridegroom is the son of Gary and Mary Ellensohn of Le Mars...
Stowers-Moon (10/12/11)
Christine Stowers and Aaron Moon of Westfield announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple is planning a Nov. 11, 2011, ceremony at the Plymouth County Historical Museum in Le Mars. Christine is the daughter of the late Jack and Ernestine Stowers of Westfield. Aaron is the son of Robert and Reba Moon of Le Mars...
Sponder-Burns (10/12/11)
Larry and Kathy Sponder, of Le Mars, and and Dennis and Julee Burns, of Hartley, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Katie Sponder and Adam Burns. The couple is planning a Nov. 19, 2011, wedding ceremony at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The reception will follow at the Le Mars Convention Center, lower level...
Miller-Hanstein (10/12/11)
Jennie Miller and Grant Hanstein of Le Mars announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Jennie is the daughter of Beth Baack and granddaughter of Ken Baack, both of Le Mars. Grant is the son of Kent and Jane Hanstein of Le Mars. He is the grandson of Ron and Marlene Hanstein of Le Mars, and Arlene Thompson of Storm Lake...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (10/12/11)
Midwest Hay and Straw Co. - Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011: Maurice, IA (10/12/11)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (10/12/11)
Time to 'open the spigots?' (10/12/11)
Water. It is one of the four elements worshipped by ancient man. After three to five days without it, health officials tell us you would die. It is an essential ingredient of every day life. And in Le Mars, it looks like it will be getting more expensive...
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