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Stories from Tuesday, May 15, 2012

New plan would cut hours at some post offices (05/15/12)
Three rural post offices in Plymouth County won't be shut down this month, but in the future the hours of service may be cut at post offices in five towns in the county. The newest cost-savings measure the U.S. Postal Service has announced is a proposal to shorten hours for postal customers in Brunsville, Hinton, Merrill, Oyens and Westfield by September 2014...
Many hands make 'light' work (05/15/12)
There's a new, warm glow in downtown Le Mars. Thousands of tiny lights twinkle from the Central Avenue trees, the results of a local fundraising and volunteer effort. And more are yet to come. "They will be lit from dusk until 11 p.m. year round," said Mary Reynolds, local Main Street manager. "They are LED lights and draw very little electricity."...
Jail staff helps federal inmate revenue rise, sheriff says (05/15/12)
Federal inmates have been housed at the Plymouth County Law Enforcement Center since it was constructed nearly eight years ago. Throughout those years about $2 million has been collected in revenue for Plymouth County to provide those services, said Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo...
Wasmer Post collects flags for Memorial Day dedication (05/15/12)
The members of Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion will conduct the annual Memorial Day Avenue of Flags program in Le Mars Monday, May 28. The 10 a.m. service will be on the grounds of the Plymouth County Courthouse. The first program was conducted on May 31, 1965, with a start-up dedication of 91 flags. Wasmer Post has conducted an annual program since then and has continued adding flags...
Commission offers comment time for historic district (05/15/12)
The Le Mars Historic Preservation Commission will hear comments from the public about the nomination of the Le Mars Downtown Commercial Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places. The comments may be made during a public hearing at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Le Mars City Hall, 40 Central Ave. S.E., Le Mars...
Blackhawks dominate district meet (05/15/12)
HINTON -- The Blackhawks took full advantage of playing on their home course Monday by winning the District 2A meet by 63 strokes and carding five of the top six scores at Deer Run Golf Course. First Team All-War Eagle Conference golfer Katie Clausen led the field by 11 strokes Monday, carding an 85 (44-41) to earn yet another first-place medal...
Gehlen Catholic, Akron-Westfield advance to regionals (05/15/12)
LE MARS -- Gehlen Catholic hosted the District 1B girls' golf meet Monday at Willow Creek Golf Course and took first place to advance to regional. Akron-Westfield placed second to also advance to regional. Gehlen sophomore Hannah Sitzmann won the first-place medal with an 86 (40-46). The First Team All-War Eagle Conference golfer's 40 on the front nine was the best nine-hole score of the meet...
Le Mars lady golfers eliminated at district (05/15/12)
By Jay Bell Sports Editor STORM LAKE -- The Lady Bulldogs did not advance from the district meet at Lake Creek Country Club Monday. Junior Emily Ellefson led the Le Mars Community with a 101 (46-55) Monday. Senior Karly Hoss added a round of 111 (58-53) to the team score...
Gregory F. 'Greg' Sanow (05/15/12)
Gregory F. "Greg" Sanow, 53, of Owasso, Okla., and a Le Mars native, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Owasso. Gregory F. Sanow was born Aug. 19, 1958, at Le Mars, the son of Lawrence and Phyllis (Schwartz) Sanow. He attended Gehlen High School in Le Mars, and then earned his bachelor of science degree in finance at Westmar College, also in Le Mars. He later attended City College in Seattle, Wash...
Edna Hardacre (05/15/12)
Edna Hardacre, 89, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Jan Christensen of Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars will officiate. ...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (05/15/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (05/15/12)
Much ado about dove hunting (05/15/12)
On Friday, Gov. Branstad waded into the waters surrounding the dove hunting season. The governor signed an executive order that legalized the use of lead shot in hunting mourning doves when the 70 day season opens Sept. 1. When the dove hunting season was approved by the legislature, the Natural Resources Commission approved a rule banning lead shot. The commission believes lead shot is toxic and can harm other animals in the environment...
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