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Stories from Tuesday, May 8, 2012

LCS board, teachers settle on 3.8 percent increase (05/08/12)
The Le Mars Community School Board of Education and the Le Mars Community Education Association have reached a contract settlement for the 2012-13 Master Contract with a 3.8 percent total package increase. Board members met at 6 p.m. Monday and unanimously approved the 2012-2013 tentative agreement negotiated between the LCEA and the board's negotiating team...
FAA gives nod to Le Mars airport improvements (05/08/12)
Federal and state aviation officials have OK'd moving forward with a plan that would look at future development of the Le Mars Municipal Airport. Recently, city representatives spent a day visiting with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) officials in Des Moines, seeking approval for a new master plan for the airport...
Foster Park area home on historic house tour Saturday (05/08/12)
May is National Preservation Month and this year's theme is "Discover America's Hidden Gems." Communities from coast to coast are filled with unexplored historic treasures -- and May is the month to celebrate them. That's why the Le Mars Historic Preservation Commission is partnering with the Le Mars Arts Center this year to once again host the Historic Tour of Homes...
Wise to begin fire duties in July (05/08/12)
A 20-year veteran of firefighting will join the Le Mars Fire-Rescue Department as assistant fire chief July 2. Mike Wise, of Red Oak, was hired April 25 for the fire department position at a yearly salary of $52,000, according to Bill Cole, Le Mars assistant city administrator...
Iowa Republican voter numbers grow in 2012 (05/08/12)
The number of registered Republican voters in Iowa surpassed Democrats statewide this spring, while Plymouth County maintains its Republican majority. The Iowa Secretary of State's Office announced the Republican Party of Iowa exceeded the Iowa Democratic Party in voter registration numbers in March and April for the first time since 2006, according to a press release...
Council meeting to be re-broadcast (05/08/12)
Due to equipment problems during the May 1 Le Mars City Council meeting, the meeting was not broadcast in its entirety. The meeting will be rebroadcast on local access channel 12 two more times:...
Rail work closes Lake Avenue (05/08/12)
A portion of Plymouth County road Lake Avenue will be closed to through traffic today (Tuesday) due to railroad work. Local traffic only will be allowed on Lake Avenue, from 120th Street to C-12, today through noon Wednesday while Burlington Northern Railroad replaces the railroad crossing...
Ellefson, Lady Bulldogs earn fourth-place in Lakes tourney (05/08/12)
SPIRIT LAKE -- Le Mars Community finished in fourth place in the Lakes Conference girls' golf tournament Monday on the heels of a fourth-place medal performance by junior Emily Ellefson. Ellefson shot a 94 (48-46) for the fourth-best score overall. Emmetsburg's Taylor Knight shot a 92 to lead all scores. Whitney Berkland and Amanda Williams of Spirit Lake both carded 93's...
Ahlers, Lady Bulldogs bash Braves (05/08/12)
LE MARS -- It was another dominating performance Monday for junior Carolyn Ahlers, senior Catie Meis and the rest of the Le Mars Community Lady Bulldogs as they won seven of nine sets against Cherokee. Ahlers won 10-2 over senior Denise Freed. Two games was the most games Ahlers has lost in her last four singles matches. Freshman Emily Ahlers also won by a 10-2 score line against senior Taylor Meyerhofer...
Bulldogs last in Lakes tourney (05/08/12)
SPIRIT LAKE -- Le Mars Community finished in eighth place in the Lakes Conference boys' meet on Monday. Junior Parker Rolfes finished tied with several other golfers with a sixth-place score of 80 (39-41). Storm Lake's John Bral led the field with a 74. Adam Pitts of Cherokee and Ryan Gutz of Storm Lake each carded 76's...
Johnston medals, Eskra runner-up in WEC golf tourney (05/08/12)
Akron-Westfield tops local teams --- HINTON -- Hinton sophomore Cole Johnston shot the best score of the day at the War Eagle Conference boys' golf tournament Monday, but the short-handed Blackhawks finished in a tie for fifth place with Gehlen Catholic. Akron-Westfield earned the best finish of local teams in fourth place...
Klemme, Myers, Wall win events; A-W takes fourth place at MMC (05/08/12)
MARCUS -- Akron-Westfield was led by first-place results from Chance Klemme, Dylan Myers and Garrett Wall to a fourth-place finish at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Monday. The Westerners won 87 points in the meet. Hinton led the boys' results with 181 points. Storm Lake St. Mary's was second at 103 and River Valley finished third at 91...
Relays power Le Mars at Spencer Relays (05/08/12)
SPENCER -- On Monday, Le Mars Community was propelled to second place in the Spencer Relays by the Bulldogs' own teams of relay runners. The Bulldogs finished with 113 total points. Only the host team's total of 123 was higher. Western Christian placed third with 89...
Dorothy Campbell (05/08/12)
Dorothy J. (Bowers) Campbell, 83, of Tucson, Ariz., died peacefully Thursday, May 3, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer. Dorothy was born in Le Mars Nov. 22, 1928, in Le Mars, the daughter of George R. and Lauretta Bowers, local farmers. Dorothy was a 1947 graduate of Le Mars High School and graduated from Iowa State College with a degree in home economics in 1951...
June Heeren (05/08/12)
June Heeren, 81, of rural Akron, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. June Mahalath Moir was born May 12, 1930, in Akron, the daughter of Carl and MayBelle (Simmons) Moir. She attended school in Akron and graduated from Akron High School in 1948...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (05/08/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (05/08/12)
Obesity targeted for rising health care costs (05/08/12)
According to a report released yesterday, the obesity epidemic in America remains one of the top concerns for health care planners. Research economists predict that 42 percent of Americans may be obese by 2030 with 11 percent severely obese, adding billions of dollars to health care costs...
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