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For the Record June 14, 2012 (06/14/12)
Livestock facilities top rural construction in May Plymouth County's zoning administrator issued 24 permits for construction estimated at $3.8 million in the month of May. A report from Alan Lucken, county zoning administrator, lists 14 permits for construction on farms estimated at $3,356,000 and 10 permits for buildings in other rural areas totalling $487,000...
Ice Cream Days Outdoor Movie has been postponed (06/14/12)
The outdoor movie will not be shown Thursday, June 14 at 9 p.m. at the Olson Cultural Event Center, 33 First St. N.E. The movie scheduled for Ice Cream Days has been postponed until Thursday, June 21 at 9 p.m., according to the Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce...
Ice Cream Days packs a full schedule of activities (06/14/12)
Day Two of Ice Cream Days will include the Primebank annual ice cream social, a bike ride, and a movie as part of the evening activities. The Le Mars Arts Center and Plymouth County Historical Museum offer cool places to visit as well. There's something for all ages as Ice Cream Days events continue through Saturday...
County to eliminate commercial driver's license testing (06/14/12)
Trucking companies will have to send drivers out of Plymouth County to test for new commercial driver's licenses after Aug. 1. The county is unable meet new federal requirements from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to provide the skills portion of the commercial driver's license (CDL) testing...
Tri-State Cruisers - Classic cars showcase Ice Cream Days (06/14/12)
The Tri-State Drive-In Cruisers rolled into Le Mars in Mustangs, Chevelles, Camaros and everything in between Wednesday. The cruisers parked vintage and newer cars, trucks and other vehicles at Bob's Drive Inn, in Le Mars, a classic Ice Cream Days event...
Improvements, rising costs drive YMCA rate increases (06/14/12)
The Le Mars YMCA is raising rates to help cover increasing programming and operating costs. Basic YMCA rates are increasing about 10 percent, starting July 1. "It's been over three years since we've raised rates around here we needed to have a small increase so we can keep everything fresh and new and to keep getting the things we need to run the facility," explained Le Mars YMCA Executive Director Todd Lancaster...
Local businesses prepare for cash mob (06/14/12)
Beginning Thursday, June 21, the first of a series of cash mobs will target one randomly chosen downtown Le Mars business. "Cash mobs are like a flash mob," explained Mary Reynolds, Le Mars' Main Street manager. "A cash mob is mass participation to support small retail."...
Davis leads Lady Westerners to 20th win (06/14/12)
AKRON--Two infield hits and a seeing-eye single up the middle. Those were the only three hits Lady Westerners' pitcher Brandi Davis allowed in Akron-Westfield's 4-0 win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Wednesday in Akron. A-W (20-0) combined for just six hits against the Warriors. No player had more than one hit. Dana Hedlund and Kayla Tindall each had an RBI for the Lady Westerners...
Timmins tosses no-hitter, Gehlen wins two from West Sioux (06/14/12)
LE MARS -- Gehlen Catholic pitchers Amber Timmins and Alison Schnepf allowed just two hits over two games Wednesday in a doubleheader against West Sioux. Timmins retired the first two batters of the game before plunking Rylee Negaard. Luci Topete then grounded out to second base to end the West Sioux (4-11) half of the inning...
Lady Rocket lose fifth straight against Eagles (06/14/12)
CLEGHORN -- The Remsen-Union softball team lost its fifth straight game with a 7-2 loss to Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Wednesday in Cleghorn. The Eagles led 2-0 before the Lady Rockets tied the game with two runs in the top of the fourth inning. But the Eagles regained the lead with a run in their half of the fourth. The score remained 3-2 until the Eagles pulled away with four runs in the sixth inning...
RSM dominates Unity in doubleheader (06/14/12)
REMSEN -- Remsen St. Mary's outscored Unity Christian 25-2 in a doubleheader Wednesday in Remsen to improve to 17-4. RSM led throughout the first game, which the team won 12-2 in six innings, but started slow for the first half of the game. The Hawks scored three runs in the first inning to lead 3-0 and added one run in the third to lead 4-0. The Knights () scored both of their runs in the fourth inning to cut it to a two-run margin...
Hinton wins in dramatic fashion (06/14/12)
GRANVILLE -- The Blackhawks had only managed one hit the entire game, and they were down to their last out. But Corey Peters and Dalton Becker both delivered singles that gave the Hinton baseball team a lead in the top of the seventh inning Wednesday. The Blackhawks held on for a 3-1 win over Spalding Catholic in Granville...
Free passes cost Gehlen Catholic in home loss against West Sioux (06/14/12)
LE MARS -- Eleven walks and two hit batsmen cost the Gehlen Catholic baseball team in an 11-5 loss to West Sioux on Wednesday in Le Mars. "We out-hit them 11-6," Gehlen coach Marty Kurth said. "You should win most ball games when you do that, but we just put too many of their guys on base."...
RSM rolls over Unity at home (06/14/12)
REMSEN -- The Hawks hammered in 19 runs Wednesday in a 19-4 win over visiting Unity Christian. Remsen St. Mary's (11-3) started off slow against the Knights (4-11). Unity scored the opening run of the game, but RSM took a 2-1 lead after the first inning...
Lady Panthers grab easy win over Rams (06/14/12)
MAPLETON -- The Kingsley-Pierson softball team jumped ahead early and never looked back in a 10-3 win over Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto on Wednesday in Mapleton. The Lady Panthers (5-15) scored three runs in the first inning and three more in the third to take a commanding 6-0 lead. They scored two more in the top of the sixth inning before the Rams finally responded with three runs in the bottom of the sixth. The Lady Panthers added their final two runs in the seventh...
Rockets defeat Eagles in nine-inning game (06/14/12)
MARCUS -- The Remsen-Union baseball team outlasted Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn for a 3-2 win in nine innings Wednesday in Marcus. The Rockets (8-3) jumped out to a 1-0 lead with a run in the first inning, but the Eagles took the lead with runs in the fourth and fifth. The Rockets trailed 2-1 before tying the game with a run in the seventh. The Panthers pushed across the decisive run in their half of the ninth...
Panthers score late, win big over Rams (06/14/12)
MAPLETON -- The Kingsley-Pierson baseball team fought back from an early deficit to beat Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 15-3 in six innings Wednesday in Mapleton. The Rams led 3-0 after three innings before the Panthers (12-3) scored seven runs in the top of the fourth inning. They added another run in the fifth and exploded with seven more runs in the sixth...
Politics spark interest in Iowa's farming history (06/14/12)
The agriculture of today, propelled with fast-changing technology and perceived world needs, often has a role in the nation's political picture. Among the most recent examples comes as members of the U.S. Congress attempt to find agreement on the new Farm Bill...
Crops continue need for added moisture (06/14/12)
The lack of "significant rainfall" continues to be a concern for Iowa crop producers, according to Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey. Referring to the latest USDA crop report, Northey says that while crops "remain in fairly good condition," more moisture is needed. The recent warm, dry conditions are starting to stress Iowa row crops with a slight decline in conditions for the third straight week...
John Murphy Jr. (06/14/12)
John Murphy Jr., 86, of Le Mars, died today (Thursday), June 14, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident June 5. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (06/14/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (06/14/12)
Wit and wisdom of my father (06/14/12)
Sunday is Father's Day, a time to acknowledge the pater familias (the male head of the household, as the Romans referred to him), pop, dad -- he has many names, many jobs and is truly never appreciated until he is gone. Even though I have been a father for over half of my life, when I consider Father's Day, my thoughts invariably go to my own father, Arved Stangl, otherwise known as "The Chief," who passed away in 2001...
Get ready for more attention (06/14/12)
They have not been officially nominated, but Pres. Barack Obama and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney are already campaigning for your vote. They have been for quite some time, and, according to pollsters, who see Iowa as one of nine battleground states that will decide the election this fall...
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