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Stories from Monday, July 2, 2012

County selects Nebraska landfill for trash disposal (07/02/12)
Household waste will now be hauled to a Nebraska landfill -- a 5-mile longer trip -- but it won't cost Plymouth County residents more money. Starting today (Monday) all municipal trash will be hauled to the L P Gill Landfill, on Highway 20 in Jackson, Neb., instead of the Cherokee landfill...
Pay it forward - Second chance at life inspires red, white, blue generosity (07/02/12)
Ten years ago a woman named Jennifer Gray gave a priceless gift to Larry Bunch, of Hinton. She chose to be an organ donor, and when she was killed after a motorcycle accident, Larry received her heart. That gift is still causing ripples today. A life-giving gift...
Municipal Band presents July Fourth patriotic concert (07/02/12)
Patriotic music will fill Foster Park as the Le Mars Municipal Band presents its traditional Fourth of July concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Under the direction of Jerry Bertrand, the band will open the concert with "Semper Fidelis," a march by John Philip Sousa...
Patriotic events will highlight holiday (07/02/12)
A parade, watermelon feed and fireworks are ways to celebrate Independence Day in Le Mars this week. The Plymouth County Historical Museum, 335 First Ave. S.W., has announced plans for a "Gym Jam on a Star-Spangled Eve," Tuesday in the Old Central Gym. The fundraiser kicks off with music at 8 p.m. by Bob Merchant and the Shadows and features The Jammers from 9-11 p.m. Admission will be charged...
July Fourth closings (07/02/12)
The Le Mars Daily Sentinel will not be printed Wednesday, July 4, due to the Independence Day holiday. Daily Sentinel offices will be closed Wednesday and will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday. The newspaper will also be printed again starting Thursday. All city of Le Mars and Plymouth County government offices will be closed July Fourth. The state court offices and the Le Mars Public Library will also be closed Wednesday...
For the Record July 2, 2012 (07/02/12)
For the Record July 2, 2012 Council to discuss purchase offers on old DOT site The Le Mars City Council has two offers to buy the city property along the northern end of Business Highway 75 in Le Mars which once was a Iowa Department of Transportation site...
Emmett Freking (07/02/12)
Emmett Freking, 85, of Le Mars, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at his home surrounded by family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Matt Hewitt officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241 of Le Mars will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Robert P. Mockler (07/02/12)
Robert P. Mockler, 81, of Kingsley, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley. The Rev. Mark J. Stoll will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery with military honors performed by Nash American Legion Post #140. ...
Mildred Plueger (07/02/12)
Mildred Plueger, 94, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mildred Plueger was born Feb. 14, 1918, on a farm near Ireton, the daughter of John Henry and Martha Lena (Twillman) Luschen. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Mildred attended country school near her home and helped her parents with housework and farming...
Susan "Sue" Simonsen (07/02/12)
Susan "Sue" Simonsen, 62, of Akron, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at her home in Akron following a lengthy illness. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. The Rev. Roger Linnan and Deacon Richard Port officiated. ...
Bill and Mary Bomgaars (07/02/12)
Bill and Mary Bomgaars, of Le Mars, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 30, 2012, at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor with family and friends. Bill Bomgaars and Mary Deegen were married June 30, 1962, at the First Presbyterian Church, Le Mars...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (07/02/12)
Books, Baseball, and Stingy Brim Fedoras (07/02/12)
Heather and I took the Megabus to Chicago last week and saw young phenom Anthony Rizzo make his debut at first base with the Cubs. We got him off to a good start. Some baseball fans say this year's Cubs are pathetic, but as a close observer, I emphatically reject that accusation. ...
Cautious growth continues (07/02/12)
Creighton University's monthly Rural Mainstreet Economy Report, a survey of bankers in smaller communities in Iowa and nine other states, shows that slow, cautious growth is continuing. The responses of the bankers are converted to numeric values, with anything above 50 seen as predicting growth, anything below 50 points to weakness. The Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) for the month of May was 58.5, up from April's 57.1 and May, 2011's 54.9...
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