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Stories from Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bath house's history hints at a bustling era in Le Mars (06/21/12)
Editor's note: This is a first in a series of stories looking at some of the historic buildings in or near downtown Le Mars. The Le Mars Historic Preservation Commission is leading an effort to list the district on the National Register of Historic Places...
Study explores trail ideas for Plymouth County (06/21/12)
Could a recreation trail for bicycle riders and pedestrians connect Le Mars and Sioux City? The trail question may be answered with a study by the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO). The study is in the very beginning stages, said Kellee Van Bruggen, the project leader for SIMPCO...
Bolser returns home to celebrate 100th birthday (06/21/12)
A longtime Le Mars businesswoman and Struble native returns home this weekend to celebrate her 100th birthday with friends. Rose Bolser was born June 21, 1912, in Struble, the daughter of John and Dora Mae (Smith) Long, the longest day of the year according to her mother, Dora, said Rose's daughter Ellen Yu...
Lightning damages courthouse equipment (06/21/12)
A lightning strike earlier this month at the Plymouth County Courthouse caused about $8,100 damage to equipment. Shawn Olson, county information technology director, told the county board of supervisors Tuesday the June 2 lightning strike affected the building's network wiring...
For the Record June 21, 2012 (06/21/12)
Plymouth County Deeds Information listed in the publication of deeds is obtained from public records at the Plymouth County Courthouse. Kevin A. and Shari I. Kuchel to City of Kingsley; Lots 5, 6 and 7 Grothaus' Add. Kingsley; $79.20 transfer tax Dale and Corrine M. Leekley to Matthew and Misty Bubke; W 1/2 Lots 11 and 12 Block 5 and Lots 22, 23 and 24 Block 2 Highlawn Add. and Lot 2 Block 4 Kingsley; $103.20 transfer tax...
Bulldogs cruise to five-inning win over Storm Lake (06/21/12)
LE MARS -- The Le Mars Community baseball team didn't have a big night offensively, but the Bulldogs still managed to defeat Storm Lake 11-0 in five innings Wednesday in Le Mars. The Bulldogs (15-2) scored three runs in the second inning and three more in the fourth to take a 6-0 lead...
Hawks hammer HMS 11-1 in five innings (06/21/12)
REMSEN -- The Remsen St. Mary's softball team defeated Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 11-1 in five innings Wednesday in Remsen. After two scoreless innings, RSM (22-5) scored four runs in the third inning, five in the fourth and two in the fifth. HMS scored its only run in the fourth...
Gehlen crushes Unity Christian (06/21/12)
LE MARS-- The Lady Jays have been struggling at the plate most of the season -- but not on Wednesday. The Gehlen Catholic softball team scored 26 runs in two wins against Unity Christian in Le Mars. The Lady Jays (16-9) scored 14 runs in the second inning of the first game and won 16-0 in three innings...
Jays take two from Knights (06/21/12)
LE MARS -- The Gehlen Catholic baseball team made the most of its opportunities. The Jays used 13 hits to score 18 runs in two wins over Unity Christian on Wednesday in Le Mars. In the first game, Gehlen (7-9) scored six runs in the fourth inning -- all with two outs -- to defeat the Knights 12-2 in five innings...
Lady 'Dogs run away from Tornadoes in three innings (06/21/12)
LE MARS -- The Lady Bulldogs took care of business Wednesday with a 12-0 win in three innings over Storm Lake. Le Mars (21-5) managed just one run in the first inning. Junior shortstop Emily Ellefson hit a one-out sacrifice fly to plate junior center fielder Ashley Phelan...
RSM splits two games with HMS (06/21/12)
REMSEN -- The Remsen St. Mary's baseball team split two games with Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Wednesday in Remsen. In the first game, the two teams finished a game that was suspended in the top of the fourth inning on June 14 in Hartley. RSM went on to win 10-3...
Schreiner's four hits lead Lady Rockets past Falcons (06/21/12)
The Remsen-Union softball team picked up a 9-3 road win against West Sioux on Wednesday. The Lady Rockets (13-7) took control with five runs in the third inning. They added two in the fourth, one in the fifth and one in the sixth. West Sioux scored one run in the third fourth and fifth innings...
County, state and nation reap Plymouth Energy benefits (06/21/12)
Eamonn Bryne grew up on a dairy farm in Ireland and pursued a career in agriculture first in his homeland and, as of 11 years ago, in the United States. Currently serving as the chief executive officer of Merrill's Plymouth Energy ethanol plant Bryne admits to being "passionate" about the ethanol industry and what it means not only to Plymouth County and Iowa but to the nation...
Producers keeping an eye on dry weather impact (06/21/12)
Iowa's continued dry, hot weather remains a concern for producers and is impacting the state's crop conditions despite "timely rains" last week in much of the state. That's according to Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey, commenting on this week's USDA Iowa Crops and Weather Report...
Swine risk management update sessions coming to northwest Iowa on July 3 (06/21/12)
Lee Schulz, recently named Iowa State University Extension marketing specialist, is featured speaker for two July 3 swine risk management update sessions. The sessions will be held at Sheldon and Emmetsburg. Schulz' presentation will focus on the current swine market situation and consideration of risk management factors...
Robert 'Rob' Clarey (06/21/12)
Robert "Rob" Clarey, 77, of Akron, died Monday, June 18, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. The Rev. Roger Linnan will celebrate. Inurnment of his ashes will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 p.m.today (Thursday) at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Sandra Kounkel (06/21/12)
Sandra Kounkel, age 65, of Canton, Ohio, died Monday, June 4, 2012, after a 17-week illness. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hinton, with the Rev. Steven Stoll officiating. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars...
Robert Hoyt Simmons (06/21/12)
Robert Hoyt Simmons, 83, of Falls Church, Va., and a former Le Mars resident, died Wednesday, June 5, 2012, at his residence. He was born Sept.13, 1928, in Sioux City, the son of Earl E. and Lola (Hoyt) Simmons. Bob, his sister, Joanne, and his brother, Jerry, lived in and attended school in Nebraska until the untimely death of their mother in 1941. ...
Richard 'Dick' Spies (06/21/12)
Richard "Dick" M. Spies, 76, of Merrill, died peacefully Monday evening, June 18, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, folllowing a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Hinton United Methodist Church in Hinton, with Pastor Kolleen Queener officiating. ...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (06/21/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (06/21/12)
Burning off that summer energy (06/21/12)
It offically arrived today, but we have been at it since school dismissed and the Memorial Day weekend. I have long believed that we are busiest in summer before it gets too hot, so June and July are more structured and hectic. Right now, parents of children involved in little league are spending many evenings at the ball field. The same is true of our high school baseball and softball squads...
E15 approval welcome news (06/21/12)
It seems over-zealous regulators and outright opponents have dragged out the issue as long as they can, and finally had to give up and allow us to pump an additional 5 percent of alcohol into our gas tanks. The final hurdle was approval of a "Misfueling Mitigation Plan" which will primarily amount to placing a sticker warning you that it is illegal to pump gasoline with 15 percent alcohol into vehicles older than 2001, and the fuel may harm other types of moters, plus paperwork and a survey for the dealers.. ...
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