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Stories from Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Railroad work to close portion of C-70 (05/23/12)
Railroad crossing work will close a portion of Plymouth County road C-70 Thursday. Starting at 9 a.m. C-70 will be closed just east of Highway 75 to replace the railroad crossing on the Union Pacific Railroad. The detour will be from the intersection of Highway 75 and C-70 north on Highway 75 to C-60 in Hinton, east on C-60 to K-42, south on K-42 to C-70...
Training outside of the textbook (05/23/12)
In the quiet morning, two Blackhawk helicopters drop out of the sky. The group of soldiers is immediately in motion, guiding each helicopter in for a landing, preparing to hook up a cargo net loaded with a Humvee. This is a scene from this past weekend's training for about 100 Iowa National Guard soldiers with C Troop, First Squadron, 113th Cavalry, based in Le Mars...
County schools honor valedictorians, salutatorians (05/23/12)
Valedictorians and salutatorians at the seven Plymouth County high schools were honored during graduation ceremonies in May. They represent the top academic students in their classes. Valedictorians were Rebecca Clay, daughter of John and Kim Clay; Catherine Meis, daughter of Dave and Linda Meis; and Rachel Parry, daughter of Scott and Denise Parry...
Volunteers' paint project makes house 'very beautiful' (05/23/12)
Jo Kluemper said she wishes there were before and after photographs of her Le Mars home's exterior painted by dozens of volunteers in just two days. Kluemper's two-story home on Sixth Avenue Southeast was freshened with white paint last week for A Brush with Kindness Habitat for Humanity project...
Supervisors approve deputies' salaries (05/23/12)
Plymouth County sheriff's deputies' salaries for 2012-13 were among those approved Tuesday by the board of supervisors. Along with sheriff's deputies, the board also approved salaries for deputies of the county attorney, treasurer, auditor and recorder...
Courthouse open Saturday for voters (05/23/12)
People can stop in at the Plymouth County Courthouse to register to vote or vote absentee for the upcoming June 5 primary election. The Plymouth County Auditor's Office inside the courthouse will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. this Saturday, for the purpose of registering to vote and voting an absentee ballot in the primary...
Courthouse open Saturday for voters (05/23/12)
People can stop in at the Plymouth County Courthouse to register to vote or vote absentee for the upcoming June 5 primary election. The Plymouth County Auditor's Office inside the courthouse will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. this Saturday, for the purpose of registering to vote and voting an absentee ballot in the primary...
Gehlen falls to Hinton in opener (05/23/12)
HINTON -- The Le Mars Gehlen Catholic baseball team lost its first game of the season, 9-2, Tuesday in Hinton. The Jays managed just two hits. Mitchell Flack had a double and two RBIs. Blake Wiltgen had the Jays' only other hit. Wiltgen pitched four and a third innings and gave up six runs, but only three were earned. He gave up just two hits but walked five. He also struck out five...
R-U rallies to opening victory (05/23/12)
REMSEN -- The Rockets weren't quite ready to launch. Remsen-Union got off to a slow start in its first game of the season, falling behind 5-0 after two innings. The Rockets battled back but lost 5-4 to Spalding Catholic on Tuesday in Remsen. "If you take out those first two innings, it was a shutout on our part," R-U coach Drew Nonnemacher said...
Bulldogs begin season with championship aspirations (05/23/12)
As the baseball season begins this week, Le Mars Community will hope to be aggressive, disciplined and efficient to achieve lofty goals this year. The Bulldogs began the season Monday night with a convincing 5-1 home win over Denison-Schleswig. Timely hitting, solid pitching and a steady defense proved to be key for Le Mars and head coach Trent Eckstaine hopes that will be the case throughout the season...
Rockets' rally falls short (05/23/12)
REMSEN -- The Rockets weren't quite ready to launch. Remsen-Union got off to a slow start in its first game of the season, falling behind 5-0 after two innings. The Rockets battled back but lost 5-4 to Spalding Catholic on Tuesday in Remsen. "If you take out those first two innings, it was a shutout on our part," R-U coach Drew Nonnemacher said...
Le Mars Boys' Golf Awards Winners (05/23/12)
Le Mars Community varsity golf players were presented with awards Tuesday for their performance this season. Pictured, from left, are: Dylan Taylor, Most Improved Golfer; Justin Tilley, Team Captain; and Parker Rolfes, Team Captain, 2012 Medalist, Low Competitive Average and Most Valuable Golfer...
Lady Westerners win to begin title defense (05/23/12)
AKRON -- Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn struck first against the two-time defending state champions, but Akron-Westfield scored 10 unanswered runs over three innings to begin the pursuit of a third straight state championship. After two scoreless innings, senior pitcher Brandi Davis surrendered a deep hit by HMS. The Hawks would eventually score to break the deadlock...
Dorothy Tone (05/23/12)
Dorothy Mae (Locer) Tone, 94, formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Bozeman, Mont. Dorothy was born in Le Mars, Dec. 1, 1917, the daughter of Sid and Bessie Locer. She spent the majority of her life in Le Mars, but moved to Montana in 1971 to finish her college education, be closer to her children, and enjoy living in the mountains, which had been her dream since reading "Heidi" as a child...
Holzman-Muhlbauer (05/23/12)
Gary and Eileen Holzman of Remsen, and Rick and Janet Muhlbauer, of Halbur, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Erin Lynn Holzmann and Nathan Michael Muhlbauer, both of Des Moines. The couple is planning a wedding at 4 p.m. on July 6, 2012, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. The reception will follow at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen...
DeVos-Mars (05/23/12)
Al and Cindy DeVos of Le Mars, and Lyle and Brenda Mars, of Alton, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Riley DeVos and Lance Mars. The couple is planning a July 7, 2012, wedding ceremony at Newkirk Reformed Church in Newkirk. The reception will follow at the Orange City Event Center...
Ream-Carmona (05/23/12)
Jessica Ream, of Hinton, and Jorge Carmona, of Palmdale, Calif., announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Jessica is the daughter of Mike and Kathy Ream, of Hinton. Jorge is the son of Jorge and Silvia Carmona, of Palmdale, Calif. The couple is planning a 2 p.m. ceremony June 2, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellendale, rural Merrill. The reception will be held at the Willow Creek Country Club in Le Mars at 5 p.m...
Schlichte-Petty (05/23/12)
Kylie Schlichte and Tyler Petty, of Merrill, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Kylie is the daughter of Ken Schlichte and Cindy Berner-Schlichte, of Merrill. Tyler is the son of Scott and Teresa Petty of Le Mars. Kylie graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2009. Currently she is an administrative assistant for Plymouth Energy, LLC in Merrill as well as a realtor for JRE Property Pros...
Ruden-Borchers (05/23/12)
Amanda Ruden and Jacob Borchers, of Le Mars, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Amanda is the daughter of Jake and Diane Ruden, of Le Mars. Jacob is the son of Dean and Lyn Borchers, of Le Mars. The couple is planning a June 16, 2012, wedding at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The reception will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Le Mars...
Midwest Hay and Straw Co. for Tuesday, May 22, 2012: Maurice, IA (05/23/12)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (05/23/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (05/23/12)
The purest form of flattery? (05/23/12)
When community promoters decided to take Le Mars' status as the Ice Cream Capital of the World to a new level by proposing a public art project of six-foot-tall fiberglass ice cream cones, there were some skeptics. Could a community of just under 10,000 pull off such a feat? Would there be enough benefactors willing to pay the price for the sculptures and to have them painted?...

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