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Stories from Thursday, June 28, 2012

Supreme Court rules on health care reform (06/28/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As a junior senator, Barack Obama voted against John Roberts' nomination to the Supreme Court, fearing he would favor the powerful over the weak. Now it is Roberts who has saved the signature achievement of Obama's presidency, the health care overhaul, in a ruling that challenges critics' assertions that the chief justice is nothing more than a conservative ideologue...
Gehlen Catholic Jazz Workshop offers public concerts beginning Thursday (06/28/12)
Junior high, high school and adult musicians from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota are taking part in the Gehlen Catholic Jazz Workshop June 28-30. The three-day workshop includes Big Band rehearsal, Improv/Combo classes; Rhythm Section Master Classes; jazz history; listening lab; and concerts each evening, according to Paul Niebuhr and Cliff McMurray, Gehlen Catholic instrumental music directors and camp directors...
Mental health reform leads to local budget shortfall (06/28/12)
Editor's Note: This is the first of two stories about impacts of the Iowa Legislature's decisions to regionalize mental health services for county-funded clients. See Friday's Daily Sentinel for a closer look at how budget cuts will affect local services...
The Royal Theater: 98 years of history (06/28/12)
Editor's note: This is a second 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...
Firefighters respond to suspicious fires (06/28/12)
Six separate fires in ditches along roads southeast of Le Mars Wednesday are being investigated as suspicious fires. The fires were intentionally set, according to Dave Schipper, Le Mars Fire-Rescue Chief. "The first fire was just a little east of the intersection of county roads K-49 and C-38," Schipper said. "We had five more fires basically between K-49 and Noble Avenue."...
Getting ready for new home (06/28/12)
(Sentinel photo by Beverly Van Buskirk) Several parishioners at St. Joseph Catholic Church, including Mary Hartman (pictured), are carefully repainting the gold trim on church's altars before they are moved to the new church building. Parish members carefully dismantled the large altar and numbered the pieces, laying them on the floor of the present church building. ...
Holiday to change driver's license service (06/28/12)
Driver's license service in Plymouth County will not be offered Wednesday, July 4, due to the Independence Day holiday. The driver's license department will be open Tuesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., said Plymouth County Treasurer Linda Dobson in a press release...
City has temporarily closed street in southwest Le Mars (06/28/12)
The city of Le Mars had closed Sixth Avenue Southwest, from Eighth Street Southwest to 12th Street Southwest. The street will be closed through Friday night, due to paving, said Steve Hansen, public works superintendent. Access to the Le Mars Community High School ball fields will be available from the north end of Sixth Avenue Southwest, according to Hansen...
Lady Bulldogs tame Tigers (06/28/12)
LE MARS -- The Lady Bulldogs scored runs in five of the six innings they batted Wednesday in a 7-2 win over Spencer. Le Mars Community (25-9) jumped ahead early with two runs in the first inning. Freshman Holly Schneider hit a one-out single and later scored on a two-out single by sophomore Madison Heidebrink. Junior Molly Renken then singled and Heidebrink scored on a wild pitch during freshman Janessa Milbrodt's at-bat...
Borchers leads Bulldogs past Tigers (06/28/12)
LE MARS -- Sophomore Colan Borchers held the Tigers to three hits, and the Le Mars Community baseball team picked up a 6-1 win over Spencer in Le Mars. The Bulldogs (19-5) scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning with two outs. They added three runs in the fourth inning and one in the sixth. The Tigers scored their only run in the top of the seventh...
Gehlen's offense explodes in win over HMS (06/28/12)
HARTLEY -- The Gehlen Catholic baseball team had a big night at the plate and defeated Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 13-6 on Wednesday in Hartley. The Jays (11-12) held a 6-4 lead after five innings, but they pulled away with five runs in the sixth inning and two in the seventh...
Lady Jays get 20th win over Hawks (06/28/12)
HARTLEY -- The Gehlen Catholic softball team used two big innings to defeat Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Wednesday in Hartley. The Lady Jays (20-10) jumped out to a 4-0 lead with four runs in the top of the second inning. Senior Amber Timmins led off the inning with a single, and she was sacrificed to second by junior Abby Freking...
RSM takes care of Spalding (06/28/12)
REMSEN -- The Remsen St. Mary's softball team took care of business Wednesday night with a 6-3 War Eagle Conference win over Spalding Catholic. RSM (24-7) took a 2-0 lead with two runs in the third inning. Spalding (11-16) pulled one back in the fourth...
Westerners defeat West Sioux (06/28/12)
AKRON -- The Akron-Westfied baseball team got its offense going early and held on for an 8-5 win over West Sioux on Wednesday in Akron. The Westerners (6-17) scored five runs in the first inning, and all were scored with two outs. "We strung it together real good there, but then we kind of laid off and went away," A-W coach Gordy Johnson said. "We hit the ball hard, but it seemed like it was right at them all the time."...
A-W dominates in sweep of West Sioux (06/28/12)
AKRON -- The Lady Westerners' pitchers faced just one batter over the minimum and Akron-Westfield cruised to two wins over West Sioux on Wednesday in Akron. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Lady Westerners won 12-0 in three innings. A-W (32-1) scored just one run in the bottom of the first inning before adding eight runs in the second and three in the third...
Hawks hold on for win against Spartans (06/28/12)
REMSEN -- Remsen St. Mary's took a 7-0 lead Wednesday against Spalding Catholic and weathered a late push by the Spartans to win the War Eagle Conference contest by a score of 7-3. RSM (16-7) scored one run in the first inning and eventually led 4-0 before eighth-grader Brady Harpenau hit a double to the right field gap in the fifth inning to drive in junior Nate Roder, senior Cody Koenck and freshman Mitchell Plendl...
Hinton wins eighth straight (06/28/12)
PAULLINA -- Pitching and defense had been carrying the Blackhawks during their winning streak. But it was the offense that had a big night and led the HInton baseball team to its eighth straight win Wednesday. The Blackhawks combined for 16 hits and defeated South O'Brien 12-7 in Paullina...
Aronia berries finding niche in northwest Iowa (06/28/12)
Mary Roder placed a bowl of deep purple berries on the dining room table at her home in Merrill and smiled. "These are aronia berries," she said. "They're really healthful, and I hope they will soon become a common household name, an everyday part of the family diet. They're so good for you."...
Aronia Berry Crumble Ice Cream recipe (06/28/12)
Berry Sauce: 1 c. chopped aronia berries 1 1/4 c. apple juice 1/2 c. sugar 2 T. corn starch In a saucepan, heat chopped aronia and 1 c. of apple juice. Boil 2 minutes. Strain off pulp with a metal strainer. Return juice to saucepan and add sugar and dissolve cornstarch in remaining apple juice and heat mixture until thickened. Cool...
Long-time aronia specialist looks at growth of industry (06/28/12)
Commercial aronia berry production in the United States is in its infancy, according to Dr. Eldon Everhart, president and owner of Everhart Horticulture Consulting, Atlanta. "Within the next few years, we will have several thousand acres of aronia berries in production with most of these acres in the Midwest," Everhart said...
Primghar C-store gets REAP blender pump grant (06/28/12)
The installation this April of two blender fuel pumps at the Progo fuel and convenience store in Primghar have gone over "very well" with "lots of interest" in the various ethanol fuel options. That's according to Dave Hicks, manager of Producers Co-op, which owns Progo...
Corn checkoff July 10 vote deadline approaches (06/28/12)
Iowa corn producers growing and marketing at least 250 bushels of corn from Sept. 1, 2010 to Aug. 31, 2011 are reminded July 10 is the deadline for them to vote on the 1/4 cent bushel increase in the checkoff. If approved, the increase will raise the checkoff to 1 cent per bushel...
Ronald E. Andersen (06/28/12)
Ronald E. Andersen, 78, of Glendale, Ariz., died Monday, June 18, 2012, at the John C. Lincoln, North Mountain Hospital Phoenix, Ariz., following a lengthy battle with problems caused by prostate cancer. He was born Feb. 3, 1934, in Le Mars, the son of Ole and Charlotte Andersen. He was raised and educated in the Le Mars area, and graduated from Le Mars High School in 1953...
Henry B. Mulder (06/28/12)
Henry B. Mulder, 87, of Orange City, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital. Henry was born Oct. 18, 1924, near Lebanon, the son of Bastian and Marie (Faber) Mulder. He was baptized in the Christian Reformed faith and raised and educated in the Lebanon and Carnes areas. In 1945, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served in the 390th Unit of the Aircraft Motor Pool until October 1946...
Mildred Plueger (06/28/12)
Mildred Plueger, 94, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 6, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Greg Gabriel will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. ...
Janet Sorgdrager (06/28/12)
Janet Sorgdrager, 80, of Sioux City, formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the North Park Senior Living Center in Sioux City. Arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (06/28/12)
Midwest Hay and Straw Co. for Tuesday, June 26, 2012: Maurice, IA (06/28/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (06/28/12)
Salvation from Gamble's (06/28/12)
"Hot enough for ya?" Don't you just hate it when people make comments like that? I suppose we all need to find some common ground to relate with each other, and the weather is certainly something we all can relate to. It seems the mild winter became the warm spring and is starting off as a hot summer. ...
Let's get this stopped (06/28/12)
Driving along a county road and starting fires in the grass in a ditch may not seem like a big deal. It might even be just something to do on a summer day. It might be done innocently on a dare, with no intention of harming anyone. But intentionally lighting fires in road ditches such as recent fires between Oyens, Le Mars and Kingsley is a big deal...
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