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Stories from Thursday, May 31, 2012

Voting information for June 5 primary election (05/31/12)
Voting locations will be open from 7:00 am to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 in all 13 Plymouth County voting precincts. Voters going to the polls or casting an absentee ballot will be nominating officials for partisan offices ranging from President to County Board of Supervisors, according to a press release from Stacey Feldman, Plymouth County Auditor...
For the Record May 31 (05/31/12)
The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, June 14, to discuss the design and right-of-way impacts for the reconstruction of U.S. 20 from just east of Woodbury County Road D-22 (Ida Avenue) east to just west of Correctionville...
Answering the call - Four add their training to emergency response (05/31/12)
Weeks of training and tests are behind the newest Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) who will respond to emergencies with the Le Mars Ambulance Service. Monte Brent, Bill Fischer and Darrell and Sheila Kleihauer, all of Le Mars, completed the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) practical exam May 21, according to Bill Rosacker, director of Le Mars Emergency Medical Services (EMS)...
Adult education classes are a popular way to learn (05/31/12)
Adult education classes remain popular in the Le Mars Community School District, according to Lorene Rexwinkel, adult education coordinator. All adult education classes are jointly sponsored by Le Mars Community Schools and Western Iowa Tech Community College...
Local youth network amps up Ice Cream Days event (05/31/12)
BMX bike flips, motorcycle stunt riding, and more. Last year's Friday night event for Ice Cream Days in Le Mars was already adrenaline-packed. This year, the Le Mars Area Youth Network, which sponsors the event, decided to take it another level up on Friday, June 15...
Primary candidates answer questions (05/31/12)
On June 5, Plymouth County voters will have a full ballot in the primary election. A race for sheriff, several county supervisor seats and a county office are all part of the vote Tuesday. The Daily Sentinel put a slate of questions before the Plymouth County candidates in the June 5 primary, ranging from how to grow the local economy to what needs exist in local law enforcement...
Courthouse parking lot work begins (05/31/12)
People doing business or working at the Plymouth County Courthouse will soon be parking outside the lot. Construction on the parking lot between the courthouse and the annex building began today (Thursday). This week Vander Pol Excavating, of Orange City, will begin removing existing pavement, which will be replaced, on the north end of the lot closing that area to drivers...
Landfill amnesty for city of Le Mars residents only June 1-2, 15-16 (05/31/12)
The city of Le Mars landfill amnesty is Friday and Saturday and also June 15 and 16. Up to 1,000 pounds of throw away material included in the city of Le Mars landfill amnesty may be taken to the rural Le Mars landfill, without charge for city residents only...
Hinton fourth, Gehlen fifth, Clausen sixth at state meet (05/31/12)
ADEL -- Hinton senior Katie Clausen earned sixth place and Gehlen Catholic senior Mollie Nemmers placed 12th to lead their teams to fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the 1A girls' state golf meet Wednesday. Clausen ended the first day of the tournament in fourth place, despite miserable weather conditions. Wednesday provided the golfers with better conditions, but Clausen faced a patch of rough luck that stymied her push for a top medal...
2012 Softball Preview: Akron-Westfield Lady Westerners (05/31/12)
Last season's record: 36-1 Last year's finish: Repeated as state champions Key losses: Sarah Parkinson and Tasha Johnson Key returners: Brandi Davis, Monica Harvey, Kayla Tindall, Melissa Kroksh, Dana Hedlund, Katie Coyle and Haley Coyle Notes: Akron-Westfield returns much of the same group that won its second straight state championship last season...
2012 Softball Preview: Hinton Blackhawks (05/31/12)
Last season's record: 22-14 Last year's finish: Lost in the regional final to Treynor Key losses: Kelsey Anfinson, Rileigh Burke, Erica Johnston, Shawnee Miller and Jessie Poss Key returners: Emily Eaton, Breana Bollmeyer, Taylor Johnson, Shannon Miller and Brylee Schindel...
2012 Softball Preview: Kingsley-Pierson Lady Panthers (05/31/12)
Last season's record: 16-18 Last year's finish: Lost in the first round of regionals to Westwood Key losses: Karley Seuntjens and Taylor Green Key returners: Keely Collins, Megan Meister, Keyana Delfs and Sophia Finagua Notes: Juniors Keely Collins, Megan Meister and Sophia Finagua return to lead the Kingsley-Pierson lineup again this season...
2012 Softball Preview: Remsen-Union Lady Rockets (05/31/12)
Last season's record: 15-11 Last year's finish: Lost in the second round of regionals to Gehlen Catholic Key losses: none Key returners: Allison Schreiner, Stacie Bortscheller, Brittany Weikel, Kim Schroeder, Hailey Loutsch, Courtney Loutsch and Brittany Sudtelgte...
2012 Softball Preview: Remsen St. Mary's Hawks (05/31/12)
Last season's record: 19-13 Last year's finish: Lost in the regional quarterfinals to Akron-Westfield Key losses: Emma Krier Key returners: Katie Arens, Paige Harpenau, Makenzie Ricke, Lyndsie Schorg, Miranda Staab, Anyssa Trejo Notes: Remsen St. Mary's graduated just one player from last season's team and have only one senior this year...
Farm emergency calls create unexpected challenges for rural responders (05/31/12)
During his 18 years as a member of the community fire department, Merrill Fire Chief Bill Merchant has found himself and his department responding to a variety of calls. Not all responses are within the city limits. A number of the calls he and the department's current 22 volunteer members respond to are in the rural area and nearby farms...
Taking a step forward for agriculture (05/31/12)
Rebecca Clay (left), Le Mars, said this week she's honored with her recent recognition as recipient of the Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) second place award winner of the organization's 2012 Scholarship Program and a $1,200 second place scholarship. ...
Corn producers to vote on increasing corn check-off (05/31/12)
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board announced plans Wednesday for a referendum on July 10, 2012 to increase the corn check-off by 1/4 cent per bushel. The check-off is currently 3/4 of a cent per bushel and if the increase is approved would be 1 cent per bushel...
Land sales, grain markets focus of Economic Summit (05/31/12)
National agriculture economic experts are set to take a look at how farmers can best manage the large economic risks involved in today's farming. This topic will be featured at an Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) Economic Summit conference July 23--24 at the Scheman Center at Iowa State University...
Jon P. Flannery (05/31/12)
Jon Patrick "Jack" Flannery, 54, of Boerne, Texas, formerly of Hinton, died May 24, 2012, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Private family graveside services will be in Liberty Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday), with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Larkin Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City...
Emma A. Harms (05/31/12)
Emma A. Harms, 93, of Le Mars, died Monday, May 28, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Christ Lutheran Church, (Grant Township), rural Le Mars. The Rev. Ben Worley will officiate. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. ...
Marie Vander Meulen (05/31/12)
Marie (Altimus) Vander Meulen, 50, of Westfield, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 26, 2012, at her residence. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City, with the Rev. Michael Erpelding officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to service Friday at the funeral home. Following the service, her body will be cremated. Burial of her cremains will be at a later date...
Calvin and Dixie Kooiker (05/31/12)
Calvin and Dixie Kooiker, of Le Mars, will celebrate their 45th anniversary June 4, 2012. They were married June 4, 1967, at Grace Evangelical United Brethren Church, Kiester, Minn. They celebrated in March with a memorable three-week road trip to San Diego, Calif. ...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (05/31/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (05/31/12)
I know you're in there, you're just out of sight (05/31/12)
"Well I'm not the kind to live in the past The years run too short and the days too fast The things you lean on, the things that don't last Well it's just know and then my line gets cast into these Time Passages I know you're in there, you're just out of sight"...
Keep a look out for them (05/31/12)
Schools around the county have dismissed for summer, ending another year and sending hundreds of children and their families out of their routines. The familiar traffic patterns around school buildings between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. are no longer in play. Instead of looking out for an organized flow of bicyclists and pedestrians, drivers now will need to watch out for sporadic traffic at all times of the day and in the evening as well...
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