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Stories from Friday, June 1, 2012

'Rules of the road' also in force on rec trail (06/01/12)
Nationwide roadway etiquette asks slower traffic to move to the right -- that's also the rule of thumb for those using recreation trails. That is something members of the Plymouth County Cyclists and the Le Mars city administrator want people to take note of...
EPA may take action on PCE contamination (06/01/12)
A third round of testing in downtown Le Mars may lead the Environmental Protection Agency to start removal of a soil contaminant. The EPA has been studying the presence of tetrachloroethene (PCE) underground near the intersection of Plymouth Street and Central Avenue, but new analysis may call for action as soon as the end of this year...
New local business helps customers create with yarn (06/01/12)
Lenore Field, of Hinton, guides a length of endless multi-colored yarn onto an open circle moving her fingers to add rows and rows of stitches. Field is knitting the skein of yarn into a hat with encouragement from Janna Milbradt, owner of the Purple Iris Yarn Shop in downtown Le Mars...
Fairgrounds walkway project nearly complete (06/01/12)
A walkway project to provide handicap accessibility for all buildings in the Pioneer Village at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds, in Le Mars, will soon be completed. Boardswalks built by local Boy Scouts to qualify for their Eagle Scout designation connect all of the buildings in the village, according to a press release from the fair board...
Summer reading sign up begins (06/01/12)
The Le Mars Public Library's free summer reading program "Dream Big" has a couple new twists this year including added art opportunities. Parents are encouraged to register children age 3 through fifth grade for the sessions, which start the week of June 11, because space is limited and slots are filling quickly, according to Lisa Vander Sluis, children's librarian...
Sandbulte joins Sentinel as intern (06/01/12)
Eric Sandbulte has always loved reading news. Now he'll be writing it. Sandbulte, of Sioux Center, is interning with the Daily Sentinel this summer and will be hitting the streets to cover local news. A senior at Northwestern College, in Orange City, Sandbulte is majoring in writing and rhetoric with a minor in political science...
For the Record June 1, 2012 (06/01/12)
Library trustees to discuss gaming policy The Le Mars Public Library Board of Trustees will talk about the library's gaming policy Monday. The trustees will review and consider approving the policy during their 5:30 p.m. board meeting Monday in the meeting room at the Le Mars Public Library, 40 First St. S.W...
Le Mars PTO event enhances learning resources (06/01/12)
An event to bring families and students together at each of the three Le Mars Community elementary schools also helped the Le Mars Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) raise money for projects. In March, the Le Mars PTO hosted family fun nights with a total attendance of more than 300 people. The family fun nights were a huge success for the elementary families of the Le Mars Community School District, according to a Le Mars PTO press release...
Lady Westerners maintain perfect record with defeat of Lady Jays (06/01/12)
AKRON -- Brandi Davis pitched a two-hit shutout to lead the Akron-Westfield softball team to a 5-0 win over Gehlen Catholic on Thursday in Akron. The Westerners scored an unearned run in the second inning, three earned runs in the third and another run in the sixth...
Westerners pick up first win, keeping Jays winless (06/01/12)
AKRON -- In a pitchers' duel overshadowed by sloppy defense, the game was decided by which team made the fewest mistakes when it mattered most. The Akron-Westfield baseball team scored an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Gehlen Catholic 5-4 on Thursday in Akron...
Johnson's home run not enough (06/01/12)
HINTON -- A seventh-inning home run by Hinton sophomore Taylor Johnson was not enough to spark a rally by the home team on Thursday. The Blackhawks (1-6) trailed 9-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning against South O'Brien (2-4) when Johnson unleashed a solo shot to left field...
Pick powers RSM past Alta-Aurelia (06/01/12)
ALTA -- Senior Beau Pick's banner night helped lift Remsen St. Mary's past Alta-Aurelia Thursday by the score of 15-2. Pick's pitching and hitting helped RSM (5-0) establish a 4-2 lead heading into the final frame at A-A (1-5) before an 11-run outburst in the top of the seventh inning...
Staab tosses two-hitter (06/01/12)
ALTA -- Remsen St. Mary's junior Miranda Staab held Alta-Aurelia to just two hits Thursday as the Hawks defeated the Warriors 4-0. RSM (5-2) scored a run in the first inning and it would be all Staab needed. The Hawks added another run in the second inning and two more in the sixth...
Lady 'Dogs dominate Storm Lake (06/01/12)
STORM LAKE -- The Le Mars Community softball team dominated Storm Lake in an 18-0, three-inning victory Thursday in Storm Lake. Le Mars scored 11 runs in first inning, six in the second and one in the third. The Lady Bulldogs combined for 11 hits. Emily Ellefson and Madison Heidebrink led the offense. They both hit a home run and had three hits...
Marlene Asche (06/01/12)
Marlene Asche, 70, of Le Mars, died Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars following a brief illness. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock. ...
Jay Smaltz (06/01/12)
Jay Smaltz, 84, of Mesa, Ariz., died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Mesa. Jay Smaltz was born July 7, 1927, in Le Mars, the son of William I. and Edna V. Smaltz. Jay attended schools in Le Mars and graduated from Iowa State College with a B.S. degree in dairy industry. He spent two years in the U.S. Navy during World War II...
Iowa Ethanol Corn and Co-Products Processing Values (06/01/12)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (06/01/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (06/01/12)
Sheldon, IA Slaughter Cattle Auction: Weighted Average Report for 05/31/2012 (06/01/12)
My list is short: crisp cucumbers & burned potatoes (06/01/12)
I was trying to think of some hints for success in the kitchen that I could pass along to my grandchildren now that some of them are setting up their own households. It occurred to me while I was preparing a salad that my mother soaked cucumber slices in salt water for a couple of hours before putting them into a salad. Why? In the back of my mind I seemed to remember something about them being bitter or poisonous and the salt water took away whatever was bad...
The 'real' election is Tuesday (06/01/12)
The Democratic and Republican parties in Iowa will hold their primary elections, next Tuesday, June 5. In Plymouth County, there are four contested races on the Republican ballot, the most in recent memory. With the 2010 Census requiring a new drawing of Plymouth County Supervisors districts, two of the current supervisors, Don Kass and Mark Loutsch, were put into the same district...
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