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Stories from Friday, June 22, 2012

Solid waste agency opposes proposed rate increase (06/22/12)
The Plymouth County Solid Waste Agency is keeping its options open for household trash disposal. Since 1989, Plymouth County has contracted with the Cherokee Solid Waste Agency to bring residents' household garbage to the Cherokee landfill. That business arrangement could be in jeopardy if Cherokee increases the rate Plymouth County pays to take its trash there, starting July 1...
Cash Mob amps up energy in Le Mars downtown (06/22/12)
One moment, Bob Rust was quietly at work in the back room of his downtown business, Rust's Western Shed. Suddenly, chatter and laughter filled his shop. Sixty people had just stopped in and they were ready to buy. Le Mars' first Cash Mob had descended on Rust's shoe sales and repair and western store...
Movie night treats (06/22/12)
Ice cream and popcorn are part of the treats for the showing of an outdoor movie at the Olson Cultural Event Center, in downtown Le Mars Thursday. The movie was postponed during Ice Cream Days due to weather conditions.
City sells alley near Bob's Drive Inn (06/22/12)
An alley near Bob's Drive Inn in Le Mars will be sold to nearby property owners. After the sale, the alley, which stretches from Business Highway 75 to Sixth Avenue Southwest near the restaurant, may be closed to through traffic. After receiving and considering a combined offer from the nearby property owners to purchase the alley, the Le Mars City Council voted 3-2 to sell it during this week's council meeting...
Mai finishes in top 10 (06/22/12)
U.S. Army Major Michael Mai is a 10th place finisher in the hammer throw competition at the U.S. Olympic Trials Track and Field Championships in Beaverton, Ore. Mai, a 1996 Gehlen Catholic High School graduate, is the son of Jim and Donna Mai, of Le Mars...
BVU honors Faculty Members of the Year for Graduate & Professional Studies program (06/22/12)
"Faculty Member of the Year" awards in Buena Vista University's (BVU) Graduate & Professional Studies program were announced at the annual Faculty/Staff Recognition Dinner in Storm Lake on May 25. Among those honored is Roy Messerole, of Le Mars. Messerole has been working for BVU's Le Mars site for seven years as a student teacher supervisor...
Governor recognizes local volunteers' gift to communities (06/22/12)
Iowa's governor recently honored eight individuals and one group from Le Mars and the surrounding area for their volunteerism. Mary Ann Arens, William Bomgaars and Molly Gray, of Le Mars; the Le Mars Rotary Club; Mickey Clarey, Lee Essick, Wanda McKrill, of Akron; Bruce Norgaard and Orville Blackmore, of Merrill, received 2012 Governor's Volunteer Awards...
LCS Board to consider recommendation for middle school/activities vacancy (06/22/12)
The Le Mars Community School District Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the Education Service Center, 940 Lincoln St. S.W. All building principals will present their annual reports for the 2011-12 school year to the board...
RSM wins 5-4 in final at-bat (06/22/12)
REMSEN -- Eighth-grader Brady Harpenau laid down a successful suicide squeeze bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Remsen St. Mary's baseball team a 5-4 win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Thursday in Remsen. The Eagles took a 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the third inning. The Hawks (14-4) responded with three runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead...
Gehlen upsets No. 10 South O'Brien (06/22/12)
PAULLINA -- The Gehlen Catholic baseball team handed South O'Brien just its fourth loss of the season when they defeated the Wolverines 5-3 on Thursday in Paullina. The game was tied at three before the Jays (8-9) scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning. The 10th-ranked Wolverines scored their runs in the first, third and fourth innings. The Jays scored their first three runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings...
Lady Bulldogs fall 1-0 to E-Hawks in eight innings (06/22/12)
EMMETSBURG -- Le Mars Community left 12 runners on base in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Emmetsburg Thursday in a game that lasted eight innings. The Lady Bulldogs (21-6, 8-2) looked to have a chance to take control of the game in the top of the seventh inning when freshman first baseman Holly Schneider's one-out single was followed by another single by junior shortstop Emily Ellefson...
Kingsley-Pierson loses 14-4 to No. 1 Council Bluffs St. Albert (06/22/12)
COUNCIL BLUFFS -- The Kingsley-Pierson baseball team fell 14-4 in five innings to Council Bluffs St. Alberts on Thursday in Council Bluffs. The top-ranked Falcons took an early 2-0 lead with runs in each of the first two innings. The Panthers (14-5) cut the lead to 2-1 with a run in the top of the third, but the Falcons responded with two in their half of the third...
K-P's Neumann, Bainbridge commit to Mount Marty to play baseball (06/22/12)
YANKTON, SD -- Mount Marty College announced the commitments of Travis Neumann and Brandon Bainbridge of Kingsley, IA to attend Mount Marty College this fall and participate in the baseball program. Neumann graduated this spring from Kingsley-Pierson High School and has been recruited by MMC as a catcher. He led his team to a District Championship and a Sub-State Runner-up finish this past season...
Spalding rallies to beat A-W (06/22/12)
AKRON -- The Westerners had fought hard all game long, and they were two outs away from upsetting Spalding Catholic on Thursday. But like so many of their other games this season, it didn't end well for the Westerners. The Spartans scored three runs in the top of the seventh to defeat Akron-Westfield 9-7 in Akron...
Bulldogs bounce E-Hawks 11-0 (06/22/12)
EMMETSBURG -- It was déjà vu Thursday as Le Mars Community picked up its second five-inning, 11-0 win in as many nights in a road game at Emmetsburg. Le Mars (16-2) took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. The Bulldogs added three more runs in the third inning and one in the fourth...
Joseph 'Joe' Wych (06/22/12)
Joseph "Joe" Wych, 91, of rural Akron, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his home near Akron. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Iowa Ethanol Corn and Co-Products Processing Values (06/22/12)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (06/22/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (06/22/12)
Sheldon, IA Slaughter Cattle Auction: Weighted Average Report for 06/21/2012 (06/22/12)
TRUCKIN' TO TOWN (06/22/12)
Going to the movies as a youngster was always a very special treat. It was extraordinarily exciting the day we learned the Vogue Theater in a nearby town was going to have a special showing of the movie the Song of Bernadette for all the students in the small parochial school our family attended. ...
Americans forced to get by while making less (06/22/12)
If the family budget seems a little tighter than it used to be, there's a reason. It probably is. Le Mars and Northwest Iowa were spared the extremes of the boom-and-bust that the rest of the country has felt. A tight housing market has helped support home prices and good commodity prices have kept the agricultural economy rolling along...
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