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Stories from Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Second-floor apartments - Taking downtown living to a new level? (06/13/12)
Bright views from windows. Century-old architecture. Tin ceilings and wooden floors. The second story of many downtown Le Mars buildings could have a lot to offer as living spaces -- but it would take work and money to get them there. "That's the big question mark," said downtown building owner Terry Claussen...
Supervisors finalize county primary elections results (06/13/12)
Voting results didn't change between the June 5 primaries and the election canvasses by the Plymouth County Supervisors Tuesday. In the Republican primary, which included contested races for three county supervisor district nominations and the sheriff, 2,184 ballots were cast, 360 of which were absentee...
Harrington's job started as teen in school kitchen (06/13/12)
After three decades in the kitchen at Le Mars Community Schools, Karen Harrington won't be preparing meals for 1,500 anymore each day. Harrington retired at the end of May, spending her last day at school handing out sack lunches to students with her ever-present smile...
Check out Ice Cream Days activities (06/13/12)
Le Mars hosts the 26th annual Ice Cream Days celebration Wednesday through Saturday, with plenty of opportunities for ice cream and fun. A wide variety of activities are planned for all ages through Saturday at locations around Le Mars. The schedule for the first three days, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, includes:...
LCS board OKs budget amendment (06/13/12)
Le Mars Community School District board members approved a budget amendment that includes spending more money on the Phase II construction project at the high school for the 2011-12 fiscal year. The Phase II construction includes a new band room, art room, weight room, lockerrooms and gymnasium on the west side of the high school...
Remsen man injured in sprayer-train collision (06/13/12)
Remsen man injured in tractor-train collision A Remsen man was hospitalized in Sioux City today (Wednesday) after the spraying equipment he was operating collided with a train near Remsen. David Keffeler, 30, of Remsen, had incapacitating injuries and was taken to Mercy Medical Center by air ambulance, according to a Plymouth County Sheriff's Office press release...
For the Record June 13, 2012 (06/13/12)
For the Record June 13, 2012 Fire log JUNE 11 -- The Remsen Fire Department responded at 5:55 p.m. to a report of a traffic accident involving a train and tractor at a railroad crossing on Sunset Avenue. The fire department completed the call at 6:48 p.m...
Akron-Westfield stays undefeated, tops Remsen-Union in nine-inning thriller (06/13/12)
AKRON -- Pitchers dominated much of Tuesday night's softball game between Akron-Westfield and Remsen-Union, but timely hitting and base running eventually gave the Lady Westerners a 4-3 win over the Lady Rockets in nine innings. No. 1 A-W (19-0) looked poised for a 3-2 victory in seven innings before senior pitcher Brandi Davis was called for an illegal pitch. Davis began her pitching motion, but halted after a miscommunication on the pitch call...
Candor, 'Dogs down the Dutchmen 11-4 (06/13/12)
ORANGE CITY -- The Dutchmen's left fielder never moved. There was no need. Kendall Candor's rocket was long gone. Candor's home run capped another impressive night at the plate for the Le Mars Community baseball team, who defeated MOC-Floyd Valley 11-4 on Monday in Orange City...
Le Mars coasts to 5-1 win at MOC-FV (06/13/12)
ORANGE CITY -- The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a four-run lead early, and that was more than enough support for Molly Renken. Renken held the MOC-Floyd Valley offense to just two hits in a 5-1 victory for the Le Mars Community softball team on Tuesday in Orange City...
Hinton falls at home to SB-L (06/13/12)
HINTON -- The Hinton baseball team lost 10-3 to Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Monday in Hinton. The Blackhawks (6-7) led 2-1 after two innings before the Warriors (15-4) scored four unearned runs in the third inning. They added three runs in the fourth inning, one in fifth and one in the sixth...
Gehlen loses road game at MMC (06/13/12)
MARCUS -- The Gehlen Catholic softball team lost 4-1 to Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Tuesday in Marcus. The Lady Jays (11-9) combined for just five hits off the Eagles' Kayla Foresman, who pitched a complete game. She struck out two and walked none. The Eagles jumped out to a 3-0 lead with a run in the third inning. They added another in the fifth to make it 4-0. Brittany Krienert drove in the Lady Jays' only run in the top of the seventh...
Lady Panthers get fourth win (06/13/12)
KINGSLEY -- The Kingsley-Pierson softball team defeated Trinity Christian 7-5 on Tuesday in Kingsley. Each team scored two runs in the first inning, and Trinity Christian (3-8) took a 4-2 lead with two runs in the third. But the Lady Panthers (4-15) took control of the game when they scored five runs in the bottom of the third. Trinity Christian fought back with a run in the top of the fifth but couldn't score any more...
K-P rolls at home against Trinity (06/13/12)
KINGSLEY -- Senior Justin Keck earned the win on the mound and knocked in five RBIs Tuesday as Kingsley-Pierson pounded Trinity Christian for 19 runs and a 15-run victory. Keck and K-P (11-3) allowed four runs in the top of the first inning, but hit back with nine of their own to take the lead for good...
Kenneth Brown (06/13/12)
Kenneth Brown, 90, of rural Le Mars, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Kenneth Orville Brown was born Oct. 26, 1921, on the family farm in Johnson Township, rural Plymouth County, the son of Elmer and Gertrude (Morehead) Brown. He attended rural school in Johnson Township and later high school in Le Mars. He graduated from Central High School in 1941. He attended college for one year at Western Union in Le Mars...
Heissel-Corkery (06/13/12)
Ashley Heissel of Des Moines and Kevin Corkery, of Cedar Rapids, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Ashley is the daughter of Kevin Heissel of Le Mars, and Joe and Kristi Van Dam, of Coralville. Kevin is the son of Jeff and Judy Corkery of Peosta...
Varenhorst-Nelson (06/13/12)
Robert and Claris Varenhorst, of Le Mars, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jeanette, of Le Mars, and Allan Nelson, of Le Mars. Alan is the son of Mark and Suzanne Bonnickson, of Ringsted. The couple is planning a June 30, 2012, outdoor ceremony at 4 p.m. at Stoney Creek Inn Courtyard in Sioux City. The reception will be at the Hinton Community Center following the ceremony...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (06/13/12)
Midwest Hay and Straw Co. for Tuesday, June 12, 2012: Maurice, IA (06/13/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (06/13/12)
Time to savor the flavor (06/13/12)
Ice Cream Days, Le Mars' annual community celebration, is underway. From now through Saturday night, the town will be a beehive of activity, with literally something for everyone. We have been running news articles about the events, and a daily schedule is in the paper, as well as online at the city's website...
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