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Stories from Friday, June 29, 2012

Ireton man injured in motorcycle accident (06/29/12)
The operator of a motorcycle was listed in serious condition at a Sioux City hospital after he lost control of the motorcycle east of Akron on Thursday. Marcos Lopez, 19, Ireton, was driving a 2004 Kawasaki south on Highway 3 at 3 p.m. when the motorcycle entered the west ditch...
Senator Grassley hosts town meeting in Akron Monday (06/29/12)
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, will meet with area residents during an Independence Day break. Grassley plans meetings in Akron, Orange City, Sioux City, Ashton, Sheldon, Aurelia, Ida Grove, Mapleton and Charter Oak July 2-3, according to a press release...
Gehlen Jazz Workshop offers public concerts (06/29/12)
Junior high, high school and adult musicians from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota are taking part in the Gehlen Catholic Jazz Workshop now through Saturday. 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...
Locals anticipate impact of mental health cuts (06/29/12)
Editor's Note:This is the second of two stories about the impacts of the Iowa Legislature's decisions to regionalize mental health services for county-funded clients. Iowa lawmakers' redesign of the state's mental health system will result in a reduction in services for many whose needs are paid for with Plymouth County dollars...
Campers trade tents for teepees (06/29/12)
The Northern Plains was once home to Native American tribes, many of whom lived in teepees -- something most people have never experienced. Owners of Hole N' The Wall Lodge, near Akron, hope they can bring that adventure to life with a new teepee camping village...
Making money make sense -- in a new location (06/29/12)
A young man shouldering $20,000 of student loan debt came to Jan Henryson's office, seeking help. Two and a half years later, he had completely paid off his debt. A couple on the brink of divorce came in, struggling with how to partner in their finances...
Highway 'landmark' is gone (06/29/12)
A tree along Highway 60, north of Le Mars, has been removed by Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) employees. The pine-type tree taken down May 14 was considered a local landmark, according to Ralph Feller. Feller and his wife, Darlene, live across the highway an eighth of a mile from the land where the tree stood along railroad tracks...
For the Record June 29, 2012 (06/29/12)
Supervisors will not meet Tuesday The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors will not meet next Tuesday, July 3 in honor of the Fourth of July holiday. The supervisors next meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 10 in their board room in the lower level of the Plymouth County Courthouse, 215 Fourth Ave. S.E., Le Mars...
For the Record June 28, 2012 (06/29/12)
Le Mars Police log ARRESTS: JUNE 25 -- Officers were asked to respond to Hy-Vee, 1201 12th St. S.W. at 10:40 p.m. Based on an investigation, Kenneth McKinney, 40, Le Mars, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, first offense, according to a police press release...
Bulldogs shake sluggish start to surmount Sheldon (06/29/12)
LE MARS -- Sheldon was poised to add to the three-run lead in the sixth inning Thursday when Le Mars Community sophomore Levi Te Brink walked senior Chad Den Hartog to load the bases with one out. Junior Mitchel Jensen did not plan on making it easy for Te Brink to get out of the inning. Jensen fouled off numerous pitches and ran the count to 3-2 before Te Brink struck him out. Te Brink then struck out junior Graden Norhdal to set the stage for the Bulldogs' batters in their half of the inning...
Delperdang delivers in Hawks win over Woodbury Central (06/29/12)
REMSEN -- The Hawks weren't playing their best baseball Thursday and were in danger of losing to Woodbury Central. That was before Tyler Delperdang saved the day. The junior delivered a two-run double to give the Remsen St. Mary's baseball team a one-run lead in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Hawks held on for a 5-4 win over the Wildcats in Remsen...
Schroeder leads Lady Rockets to 10-inning win over MMC (06/29/12)
REMSEN -- Stacie Bortscheller's smile couldn't have been any bigger as she ran toward the dugout to celebrate with her teammates. The senior catcher had just come through with a walk-off hit that gave the Remsen-Union softball team a 2-1, 10-inning win over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn on Thursday in Remsen...
Panthers roll past Trinity (06/29/12)
KINGSLEY -- The Kingsley-Pierson baseball team jumped ahead early and never looked back in a 14-3, six-inning win over Trinity Christian on Thursday in Kingsley. The Panthers (17-7) scored three runs in the first inning and five in the second to take an 8-0 lead after two innings. Trinity Christian got on the board with a run in the top of the third, but K-P matched it with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning...
Ronald E. Andersen (06/29/12)
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...
Harm S. Lubben (06/29/12)
Harm S. Lubben, 90, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and a Le Mars native, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, surrounded by his loving family. Survivors include his daughters, Mary (Robert) Grueskin, Moline, Ill., Amanda Smith, Sioux Falls, S.D., Joel Lubben, Richmond, Va., and Penny (Darrell) Gabel, Sioux Falls, S.D.; his companion, Nancy Wellstead, Sioux Falls, S.D.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bernice Sitzman, Le Mars, Audrey Jakobson, Chicago, Ill., and Hesther Thoms, Sioux City; and a brother, Stanley Lubben, Le Mars,. ...
Jane Sorgdrager (06/29/12)
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. Janet Josephine Schnepf was born May 24, 1932, in Le Mars, the daughter of Vincent and Matilda (Ruppert) Schnepf. Jan attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated with the Class of 1950...
Wayne G. Wulf (06/29/12)
Wayne G. Wulf, 54, of Marcus, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Rock Rapids, following a brief illness. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Marcus - Amherst Cemetery in Marcus. The Rev. Liz Pfeifle of Faith Lutheran Church will officiate. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is in charge of arrangements...
Iowa Ethanol Corn and Co-Products Processing Values (06/29/12)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (06/29/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (06/29/12)
Sheldon, IA Slaughter Cattle Auction: Weighted Average Report for 06/28/2012 (06/29/12)
First Times (06/29/12)
A comment in a recent column about the first time I tasted potato chips brought comments from some readers. Kris says she attended a picnic in the back yard at the convent. The yard was completely surrounded by high hedges making it very private and mysterious and she considered it holy. The Sisters served Doritos corn chips at that picnic. She thought they were the most delicious thing she had ever eaten. A FIRST she has never forgotten...
Money well spent (06/29/12)
Every day, we are faced with decisions that need to be made. Some choices are seemingly trivial, like what to wear to work. We all know we need to dress in a professional and workplace appropriate manner, but there are many ways to accomplish this goal...
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