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Stories from Thursday, July 19, 2012

Historic hotel once housed farmers and travelers (07/19/12)
Editor's note: This is the fifth 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...
Jespersen steps into FVH foundation manager role (07/19/12)
>Those looking to give dollars or other gifts to Floyd Valley Hospital will see a new face during the donation process. Chuck Jespersen, of Sioux City, started as Floyd Valley Hospital (FVH) Foundation manager last month. "My job will be inviting people and their resources and time to get involved with the causes of the hospital," Jespersen said. "With that I will be hopefully working with donors who want to give to the hospital in a variety of ways."...
2012 fair belt buckle salutes demo derby (07/19/12)
The 2012 Plymouth County Fair Belt Buckle salutes an event which packs the grandstands each Saturday evening of the Plymouth County -- the Demo Derby. This is the 31st buckle that has been produced by the Town & Country Toy Club. Through the years, the buckle has traditionally honored a building, project or group at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds...
National Night Out registration is offered (07/19/12)
Le Mars residents may get together in neighborhoods next month to be part of National Night Out Against Crime. The Le Mars Police Department will join the National Association of Town Watch to co-sponsor the annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event...
Advance fair passes on sale Saturday (07/19/12)
Advance sales of Plymouth County Fair car passes and five-day wrist bands will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds. The tickets will be available at the south gate of the fairgrounds, according to fair board member Rich Benson...
CLASS 3A SUBSTATE 1 FINAL: Le Mars falls to Heelan in substate final (07/19/12)
SIOUX CITY -- The balls were flying in the park Wednesday. Even the quality high school hitters from No. 5 Le Mars Community (28-7) and No. 4 Bishop Heelan Catholic (34-10) were unable to get the ball over the outfield fence at Lewis and Clark Park in Sioux City in Wednesday's Class 3A Substate 1 final...
CLASS 1A CONSOLATION BRACKET: Lady Jays split two games to place sixth at state tourney (07/19/12)
FORT DODGE -- The Gehlen Catholic softball team was three outs away from taking fifth place at the state tournament, but the Lady Jays had to settle for sixth. The Lady Jays led Marquette 1-0 before surrendering two runs in the top of the seventh inning. They tied the game in the bottom of the seventh before the Mohawks scored two in the eighth to beat Gehlen 4-2 in the fifth place game Wednesday in Fort Dodge...
Nate Fischer nominated for Allstate Good Works Team (07/19/12)
NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- Le Mars Community alum and Northwestern senior linebacker is one of 117 nominees from across all levels of college football for the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) 2012 Allstate Good Works Team as announced by the AFCA Tuesday, July 17...
Drought has trickle-down impact on rural communities, consumers (07/19/12)
With forecasts giving little hope for significant rainfall, Kevin Eekhoff predicts continuing drought conditions will impact rural communities and consumers as well as grain producers. Eekhoff, farm lending specialist at First National Bank, in Le Mars, said many of his farm clients have "expressed concern" on the current severe crop situations with continued high temperatures and little or no rainfall...
Fall harvest likely early silage crop (07/19/12)
"Close to empty" were the words used this week by Joel DeJong, agronomy specialist with Iowa State University Extension, as he considered the soil moisture content in western Plymouth County. DeJong will be participating in today's (Thursday) Extension drought meeting in Le Mars...
Reducing on farm energy consumption (07/19/12)
For decades, Iowa farmers have worked with the USDA to protect natural resources on their farms. The state's conservationists are no-till farming to reduce soil erosion, reducing and better timing their nutrient applications to improve water quality, and rotationally-grazing livestock for better grass and animal performance...
Standing 'Sentry' to the Past (07/19/12)
A solitary silence prevails without the sound of mewing kittens in a manger or livestock in stalls at this barn along Highway 3, east of Oyens. It remains a testimony to farming in a different time. Paul Meis, of Oyens, currently farms the adjacent farmland, owned by Orville Hames Jr., of Le Mars. Hames' father, the late Orville Hames Sr., purchased the farm in 1969...
Dorothy A. Albright (07/19/12)
Dorothy A. Albright, 92, of Le Mars, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Dorothy Ansdell was born March 8, 1920, in Manhattan, Kan., the daughter of George and Louise (Walbridge) Ansdell. She moved with her parents to various locations in Kansas and Missouri until she enrolled in the University of Kansas. ...
Brian Gabel (07/19/12)
Brian Gabel, 32, of Akron, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. 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...
Nancy Galigan (07/19/12)
Nancy "Red" Galigan, 63, of Marcus, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Nancy Ione Galigan was born April 7, 1949, in Cherokee, the daughter of Donald and Margaret (Morton) McQueen. She was raised in the Grand Meadow area where she attended grade school. After Grand Meadow and Marcus merged, Nancy graduated from Marcus High School in 1967. She also attended Stewart's Beauty School in Sioux City...
Ina B. Schultz (07/19/12)
Ina B. (Claypool) Schultz, 93, of Laurens, and a former Le Mars area resident, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Pocahontas Community Hospital in Pocahontas. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Laurens, with the Rev. Tim Walker officiating. Burial will be in Laurens Cemetery near Laurens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church...
Mary M. Willems (07/19/12)
ary M. Willems, 71, of Marcus, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Cherokee Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home is assisting Mary's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (07/19/12)
Midwest Hay and Straw Co. for Tuesday, July 17, 2012: Maurice, IA (07/19/12)
Iowa Soybean Processor report (07/19/12)
Conserving makes sense (07/19/12)
Le Mars residents may make a difference by following a new requirement. Due to dry conditions, the city of Le Mars has put mandatory water conservation measures in place. The mandatory move follows a continued trend of high temperatures and no rainfall and attempts to curb water use with voluntary measures...

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