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Stories from Thursday, January 12, 2012

Votes needed to put Le Mars at the top in online contest (01/12/12)
More than one-million votes separate Le Mars and the city with the most votes so far in a contest to win $50,000 for community projects. Reader's Digest is sponsoring the second annual "We Hear You America" campaign, which is a national, grassroots effort to help people improve their local communities by casting votes...
Union Pacific turns 150 - All aboard: Getting to know the railroad in our backyard (01/12/12)
When a 90-car, 9,500-ton freight train rumbles into town, it's hard to imagine each wheel only meeting the rail the width of the edge of a dime. But that type of precise balance and engineering has propelled the rail industry through decades. This year, the Union Pacific Railroad is marking its 150th anniversary -- and for much of that time it has linked Le Mars to other parts of the world...
Supervisors lower fair board request, consider employment (01/12/12)
The Plymouth County Supervisors discussed not doubling their current contribution to the fair board in the proposed 2012-13 budget Tuesday. The supervisors also discussed budget items such as adding a position at the auditor and recorders' offices and community service organizations' requests...
FVH trustees reorganize board (01/12/12)
The Floyd Valley Board of Trustees Tuesday started their first meeting of the new year by electing board officers. Bill Rosacker, a trustee since 1999, will hand off the title of chairman to Craig Bauerly, a trustee since 2002. Rosacker will remain a trustee on the board...
Ice Cream Days image chosen (01/12/12)
An ice cream parfait design created by Mollie Nemmers, of Le Mars, will promote Ice Cream Days in Le Mars June 13-16. The design by Mollie Nemmers, a Gehlen Catholic High School senior, was selected as the winner from drawings by high school students submitted for the Ice Cream Days logo...
IGHSAU Basketball Rankings (01/12/12)
Dropped Out: Coon Rapids-Bayard (15) Dropped Out: None Dropped Out: Waverly-Shell Rock (14), New Hampton (15) Dropped Out: Des Moines East (12)...
A-W wrestlers compete in trio of duals at SB-L (01/12/12)
(Sentinel photos by Bethany Kroeze) Top right: A-W's Cole Oltmanns takes down his SB-L opponent in overtime of his 8-4 win on Tuesday evening in Sergeant Bluff. Top left: A-W's Daniel Dirks competes with Hank Voss of HMS during the 138-pound match on Tuesday in Sergeant Bluff. ...
Girls Basketball Roundup: Lady Jays defeat Hawks 40-30 (01/12/12)
LE MARS -- Gehlen Catholic won its second game in as many nights as the No. 5 (Class 1A) Lady Jays topped Remsen St. Mary's 40-30 on Tuesday. Steph Rohe and Amber Timmins each scored 12 points to lead Gehlen (11-1). Timmins and Katelin Langel each pulled down six rebounds while Rohe grabbed six steals and gave out three assists...
Hinton matmen drop duals at West Sioux (01/12/12)
HAWARDEN -- Three forfeited matches may have been the difference for the Hinton wrestling team as it dropped a pair of duals at West Sioux on Tuesday. The Blackhawks lost to the host Falcons by a 42-31 margin. Hinton forfeited five weight classes in the dual while West Sioux forfeited two, making the 18 points Hinton lost in forfeits a key difference in the dual...
USDA fuel pump grant seen a plus for Marcus Junction (01/12/12)
A"great marketing tool" is how Carl Nelson, of the Marcus Junction board, describes the new flexible fuel blending pump he says is expected to be installed at the Marcus Junction fuel outlet, along Highway 3, within the near future. The blender is being made possible through a $7,500 USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant awarded last month...
Iowa biodiesel production sets record (01/12/12)
Iowa's biodiesel production, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) says, has set a new record in 2011 after a very difficult 2010. Ten of Iowa's 13 biodiesel plants operated during 2011 and produced a combined 169 million gallons. With plants restarting throughout the year, the rate of biodiesel production in December reached over 250 million gallons (annualized)...
Velma C. Wiltgen (01/12/12)
Velma C. Wiltgen, 91, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. ...
Iowa Soybean Processor report (01/12/12)
Free speech or free publicity? (01/12/12)
Freedom of speech is one of the primary freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment to the Constitution. It's one of the freedoms that makes our democracy work, and it is also the most frequently invoked rule of law used by citizens to get their way on nearly anything and everything...
DNA 'genie' -- be careful with your wish (01/12/12)
When it was announced in 2003 that the 13-year Human Genome Project had successfully mapped the over 20,000 genes in human DNA, many predicted that it wouldn't be long before a consumer could go to a clinic and pay $1,000 to get their DNA sequenced, revealing a wealth of information...
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