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Stories from Monday, June 4, 2012

Voting locations (06/04/12)
Registered voters will cast ballots in both the Republican and Democrat primary elections Tuesday. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. countywide. Voting precinct locations are as follows: Precinct 1: All of the city of Akron and Portland Township will vote at the Akron Library Conference Room, 350 Reed St., Akron...
Contested races expected to bring voters to polls (06/04/12)
Plymouth County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to select Republican nominees to faceoff for five county seats in November's General Election. Registered voters will choose nominees for an auditor, a sheriff and three county supervisors from a slate of nine candidates during Tuesday's primary election...
4-H, business partner for successful fundraiser (06/04/12)
Plymouth County 4-H'ers will have more opportunities for trips, conferences and camps. More than $12,000 was raised to support the local 4-H program through a first-of-its kind partnership between the Plymouth County 4-H Foundation and ICON Ag & Turf...
Cancer survivors celebrate (06/04/12)
More than 35 cancer survivors, along with their caregivers, spouses and friends, attended the Relay For Life of Plymouth County Survivors Dinner Saturday at the Plymouth County Historical Museum's Old Central Gym. Survivors decorated special purple luminaria bags and had their own survivor and caregiver lap at the dinner. The purple luminaria bags will be placed around the Remsen Track Friday evening at the 16th annual Relay For Life of Plymouth County...
Local historic district presentation will be Wednesday (06/04/12)
The Le Mars Historic Preservation Commission will host a meeting for the entire community at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. This is the final meeting regarding the downtown Le Mars Historic District nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, according to the commission's notice to property owners, city officials and citizens...
For the Record June 4, 2012 (06/04/12)
City council to decide on offer to buy Westmar dorm The Le Mars City Council may decide whether to accept an offer to purchase Centennial Dormitory, one of the few remaining unused buildings on the former Westmar College campus in Le Mars. The offer to buy the dorm comes from Carver Design, of Sioux City, for $10,000...
Woof-stock (06/04/12)
Janel Hansen, of Sioux City, shops at Woof-stock with her Bichon Frise dogs Lenny (left) and Dexter. Woof-stock, an annual celebration of dogs and kids, drew approximately 150 people and 75 dogs to the Plymouth County Historical Museum's Old Central Gym Saturday. The museum will host the 2013 event on June 1...
Lady Jays place fourth in weekend's CYO tournament (06/04/12)
CARROLL -- The Gehlen Catholic softball team went 1-2 and took fourth place in the CYO tournament Saturday in Carroll. The Lady Jays beat Kuemper Catholic 5-4 in their first game. Amber Timmins pitched a complete game and gave up just four hits. She struck out five and walked one...
Ellefson's three-run blast boosts Bulldogs past Eagles (06/04/12)
Le Mars 4-0 in tourney --- SIOUX CITY -- Junior short stop Emily Ellefson hit a three-run home run Saturday in the top of the seventh inning against Lawton-Bronson to boost Le Mars Community to a 6-3 victory. The Lady Bulldogs won all four games Friday and Saturday, improving to 8-3 after Saturday's dramatic final victory...
Rockets rally in final at-bat (06/04/12)
REMSEN -- The Remsen-Union baseball team rallied to score five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Unity Christian 11-10 on Friday in Remsen. Unity Christian (3-5) jumped out to a 9-1 lead with seven runs in the top of the fourth. The Rockets (3-1) battled back with two in their half of the fourth and three in the fifth. Unity Christian added another run in the seventh before the Rockets came back to win it...
Lady Rockets sweep Unity double-header (06/04/12)
REMSEN -- The Remsen-Union softball team won both games of a double header against Unity Christian on Friday in Remsen. The Lady Rockets (5-0) won the first game 5-0. They scored four runs in the first inning and one more in third. Kim Schroeder pitched a complete game and gave up just four hits. She struck out three and walked four...
Gehlen eliminated at CYO tourney (06/04/12)
CARROLL -- The Gehlen baseball team fell to 0-7 on the season with two losses in the CYO tournament. The Jays lost 12-2 to St. Edmond on Saturday in their first game of the tournament. The Jays combined for just four hits. Michael Whitehead, Blake Wiltgen, Austin Herbst and Zach Wurth each had a hit...
Bulldogs blank Tornadoes Thursday (06/04/12)
STORM LAKE -- A trio of Le Mars Community pitchers shut down Storm Lake last Thursday. "Overall, it was a good W for us on a chilly night," said Le Mars head coach Trent Eckstaine. "It felt more like lake September than late May-early June." Le Mars (4-0) won 5-0 on eight hits. The Bulldogs pushed across the only run they needed in the second inning...
K-P gets first win at West Tourney (06/04/12)
SIOUX CITY -- Kingsley-Pierson picked up its first win of the softball season Friday, but lost three other games in this weekend's tournament at Sioux City West. K-P (1-11) defeated Hinton (1-10) 14-4 on Friday for the Lady Panthers' first win of the season...
Hinton drops four at West tourney (06/04/12)
SIOUX CITY -- The young Hinton Blackhawks suffered four more defeats Friday and Saturday during the Sioux City West softball tournament. Kingsley-Pierson (1-11) topped Hinton (1-10) 14-4 Friday. K-P took the lead 1-0 in the bottom of the second inning. Hinton answered with three runs, but would not lead again...
Wolverines rally past Blackhawks (06/04/12)
HINTON -- Hinton was outscored 9-0 over the final four innings Friday night as South O'Brien won 14-3. The Wolverines (5-1) scored one run in the first and two in the second to lead 3-0 after two innings. Hinton (2-2) answered with three runs in the bottom of the third inning...
RSM makes it to fifth-place game in CYO (06/04/12)
CARROLL -- Remsen St. Mary's defeated Gehlen Catholic Saturday to advance to the fifth place game against the same team that defeated the Hawks in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday night. RSM (5-2) scored the first run of Friday's game against Spalding Catholic (4-4) in the top of the third inning. The Spartans struck back with a run in the fourth. The Hawks took the lead again in the top of the seventh inning...
RSM wins at Spalding (06/04/12)
GRANVILLE -- Remsen St. Mary's won 10-1 over Spalding Catholic Friday night in preparations for the weekend's CYO tournament in Carroll. RSM (6-2) led 6-0 through five innings before Spalding (1-6) scored the team's only run in the bottom of the sixth inning...
Marlene Asche (06/04/12)
Marlene Asche, 70, of Le Mars, died Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars following a brief illness. Marlene Ann Asche was born Sept. 8, 1941, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Albert and Flora (Schmahl) Stevens. The family moved to Le Mars, where Marlene graduated from Le Mars High School. After earning her diploma, Marlene took a position with Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars as a nurses' aid...
Howard 'Howie' Linstrand (06/04/12)
Howard "Howie" Linstrand, 85, of Le Mars, formerly of Maple Lake, Minn., died Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Howard Warren Linstrand was born Oct. 10, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Carl and Eleanor (Klausing) Linstrand. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. "Howie" as he was known to family and friends, attended school in Minneapolis...
Joe and Liz Kellen (06/04/12)
Joe and Liz Kellen will mark their 50th wedding anniversary on June 12, 2012. They will celebrate with a family gathering at a later date. The couple's children and spouses are Anne (Dean) Torgerson, of Thurmont, Md., Mary (J.D.) Hunt, of Alton, Judy Kellen, of Sioux City, Joni Kellen (Keith Lamfers), of Fort Dodge, Neal (Tammy) Kellen, of Las Vegas, Nev., Karl (Missy) Kellen, of Granville, Tony (Gina) Kellen, of Alton, Cari Kellen, of Le Mars, and Rick (Gwen) Kellen, of Alton...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (06/04/12)
Sears Roebuck or Facebook? (06/04/12)
In the 1860s a young Chicagoan, Aaron Montgomery Ward, began undercutting rural retailers by selling directly to farmers via mail-order. The Great Chicago Fire in 1871 destroyed his inventory, but by 1874 his spring catalog, of "Good, Better, and Best" merchandise had 32 pages. Many years of ups and downs followed, with Sears Roebuck becoming the major mail order competitor...
Multiple benefits to swimming (06/04/12)
School is out, we've just celebrated Memorial Day and, in another sure sign of summer, the Le mars Municipal Pool is open for the season. The advent of air conditioning has somewhat lessened the public pool's role as a source of summertime heat relief, though certainly not completely, but there are plenty of other reasons to head for the pool this summer...
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