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Stories from Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wise brings fire protection experience to Le Mars (07/12/12)
As the new Le Mars Fire-Rescue assistant chief, Mike Wise doesn't want to change the department -- he wants to become part of it. "These guys are very welcoming," Wise said. "I told them I'm going to try to fit into their department." Wise, who was sworn in Wednesday by Le Mars Mayor Dick Kirchoff, said he is looking forward to serving the community...
Historic downtown Le Mars - 1800s hotel evolves into longtime local hot spot (07/12/12)
Editor's note: This is the fourth 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...
Bison Day offer closeup look at county's bison herd (07/12/12)
The Nature Conservancy's Broken Kettle Grasslands in the Loess Hills of western Plymouth County is the site for an Iowa Bison Day event this Saturday, from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. The day will give the public a safe but close-up view of the preserve's growing bison herd for the Conservancy's second annual Iowa Bison Day, according to a press release. Other wildlife species including the rare prairie rattlesnake will also be displayed at the event...
Chamber sets date for next cash mob (07/12/12)
The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for a Cash Mob at noon Tuesday, July 31. A cash mob is a gathering of people who have each agreed to spend at least $20 in whatever business is drawn at random. The targeted business on July 31 will be a Chamber-member retail business located outside downtown Le Mars, according to a press release from the Chamber...
Merrill to celebrate Pioneer Days (07/12/12)
Merrill residents will look to the community's heritage for the three-day Pioneer Days community celebration Friday through Sunday. Volunteers have organized everything from horse rides to action events for the annual summer festival, according to Merrill Mayor Rich Husman...
DISTRICT BASEBALL PREVIEW: Kingsley-Pierson faces Hinton, Remsen St. Mary's plays Spalding (07/12/12)
When: Thursday, July 12, 7 p.m. Where: Le Mars (Gehlen) Previous results: K-P 17, Hinton 2 (June 7 in Kingsley) Last five games: K-P -- W 9-2 v. Akron-Westfield (8-21) W 9-2 v. MVAO (14-16), W 5-4 v. West Harrison (7-16), W 17-6 at Boyer Valley (3-20), W 5-0 at Boyer Valley (3-20)...
Le Mars Major Girls all-stars (07/12/12)
The Le Mars Major Girls all-star softball team placed second at the Spirit Lake softball tourney on Saturday July 7. Pictured, from left, are: front row, Sidney Baumgartner, Stephanie Williams, Brook Woerdehoff, Christina Konz, Halie Schwartz and Grace Milbrodt; back row, Jennifer Schneider, Hannah Kliever, Brook Berkenpas, Dacia Buss, Whitney Kniffen and Madison Dreckman...
Iowa's State Fair Poultry Queen enjoys looking for the 'perfect' chicken (07/12/12)
Goats, cattle, horses, two sheep and a llama greet those pulling into the long farm driveway at the Jeff and Brenda Miller farm north of Hinton. It is, however, a somewhat sizable array of chickens of chickens that vie unashamedly for the center of attention for anyone on the farm...
Crops looking good -- back then . . . (07/12/12)
Grain prices reached $15.29 for beans and $7.21 for corn as of mid-morning Wednesday as concern about 2012 crop yields increases, due to what is being considered widespread drought in the U.S. midsection, according to AP news sources. The report shows that while 48 percent of Iowa's soybeans are in good to excellent condition, that figure is down from 59 percent a week ago...
Vilsack announces changes for drought loans (07/12/12)
Farmers facing need of assistance as drought or near drought conditions persist throughout the midwest are being given opportunity for quicker and more flexible assistance through USDA programs. This is the result of action Wednesday by U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack...
William 'Bill' Else Jr. (07/12/12)
William "Bill" Eugene Else Jr., 52, of Avondale, Ariz., died unexpectedly Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Le Mars. Bill was born in Cherokee, on April 8, 1960, the son of William, Sr. and Donna Else. He graduated in 1980 from Maurice Orange City High School. ...
Allen June (07/12/12)
Allen June, 70, of Ashland, Mo., and formerly of Merrill, died today (Thursday), July 12, 2012, at 3:30 a.m. at Ashland. Allen and his wife made their home in Ashland, Mo. Cards may be sent to The Family of Allen June, Box 115, Merrill, Iowa, 51038, and will be forwarded to Ashland, Mo...
Nicole Schuett (07/12/12)
Nicole Schuett, 40, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, S.D., following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (07/12/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (07/12/12)
I know I'll often stop and think about them (07/12/12)
"There are places I'll remember All my life, though some have changed Some forever, not for better Some have gone and some remain All these place have their moments With lovers and friends I still can recall Some are dead and some are living In my life, I've loved them all"...
Bison Day -- a chance to time-travel (07/12/12)
In Kevin Costner's 1990 film "Dances With Wolves" Lt. John Dunbar of the Union Army travels west to the Dakota wilderness to try to regain some sense of sanity from the brutality of the Civil War. He discovers he is alone, and slowly becomes aware of the native peoples and wildlife. Eventually, he leaves his life and goes native, becoming a member of the tribe...

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