[Masthead] Partly Cloudy ~ 75°F  
High: 76°F ~ Low: 52°F
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stories from Monday, July 23, 2012

Northey comments on Iowa crops and weather report (07/23/12)
DES MOINES -- Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today (Monday) commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. "Crop conditions continue to deteriorate as the hot, dry weather persists. ...
For the Record July 23, 2012 (07/23/12)
Wisconsin man injured in cycle crash Saturday A driver who was thrown from the 1984 Harley Davidson motorcycle he was operating west of Le Mars Saturday was taken by air ambulance to a Sioux City hospital. Russell E. Proctor, 55, of Mosinee, Wis., is hospitalized in serious condition, according to a Mercy Medical Center spokeswoman...
Livestock producers watch feed sources dry up (07/23/12)
Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories about drought conditions in Plymouth County. Scattered showers in the Le Mars area during the weekend raised hopes for an end to the prolonged dry weather in Plymouth County. However, up to 0.6 of an inch of rain Sunday night in Le Mars will be followed by at least two more days of abnormally high temperatures baking already parched crops...
Wilmes joins county conservation efforts (07/23/12)
The Plymouth County Conservation Department's new community relations coordinator is ready to meet the public. Molly Wilmes, of the Sergeant Bluff/Salix area, started July 9 in her new role, which includes marketing the Dennis L. Sohl Center for Outdoor Learning and conservation activities...
No movement likely on wind project until post-election (07/23/12)
Waiting for word on the development of any Plymouth County wind farms? Keep waiting. That's according to Adam Renz, of EDP Renewables, the company which owns Horizon Wind Energy. In the fall of 2010, Horizon installed several wind measuring towers to test two possible locations for wind farms in Plymouth County...
Department to add motorcycle testing time (07/23/12)
The Plymouth County Driver's License Department will offer a second motorcycle testing time starting Aug. 1. The new time will be at 9 a.m. Thursdays, in addition to the existing 3 p.m. Wednesday schedule. An increase in motorcycle licensing led to adding a second testing opportunity for the public, according to Linda Dobson, county treasurer in charge of driver's licensing...
Plymouth County 2012 Fair King Candidates (07/23/12)
(Photo contributed) The 2012 Plymouth County Fair King candidates are, front row (from left) -- Adam Kroksh, Matt Gerrietts and Dominick Foley. Back row -- Scott Schroeder, Chris Reising, Grady Farrer and Robin Dreeszen. The 2012 Fair King, along with two fair princes and Mr. Personality, will be crowned at 7 p.m. Wednesday, the first day of the Plymouth County Fair. The crowning ceremony, which will also include the Fair Queen crowning, will be held on the Pioneer Village stage...
Fair opens Wednesday (07/23/12)
Fair Schedule Monday, July 23 9 a.m. Fairground Clean-up 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 4-H & FFA Reduced Price Passes Sold -- Fair Office 1 p.m. Livestock Stall Assignments Will Be Posted in Barns 2 to 6 p.m. 4-H & FFA Reduced Price Passes Sold -- Fair Office 2 to 6 p.m. 4-H Static Exhibits Entered -- 4-H Bldg...
Former A-W standout Parkinson receives state tournament award (07/23/12)
FORT DODGE -- Former Akron-Westield catcher Sarah Parkinson won the Jack North Award at the state softball tournament Thursday in Fort Dodge. The award is given to the player that received the most votes for the all-tournament team in the previous season...
Dorothy A. Albright (07/23/12)
Dorothy A. Albright, 92, of Le Mars, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Carlsen Funeral Home with the Rev. John Battern of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars, officiating. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery, Merrill. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today (Monday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will continue Tuesday from noon until service time at the funeral home...
Brian R. Gabel (07/23/12)
Brian R. Gabel, 32, of Akron, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 17, 2012, Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. Brian Richard Gabel was born Jan. 16, 1980, in Akron, the son of Richard Alan and Sue Carol (Baack) Gabel. Brian was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron and later confirmed at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron...
Madonna H. Gisch (07/23/12)
Madonna H. Gisch, 70, of Marcus, formerly of Minneapolis, Minn., died Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Madonna's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Loretta F. Muecke (07/23/12)
Loretta F. Muecke, 87, of Hinton, died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at a Sioux City hospital. Loretta was born Nov. 6, 1924, in Laurel, Neb., the daughter of William and Hilda (Carlson) Koch. Loretta moved to Sioux City in her early adult life where she found and married her lifelong companion Merlin "Bud" Muecke...
Mary Marie Willems (07/23/12)
Mary Marie Willems, 71, of Marcus, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Cherokee Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Marcus, Iowa. Rev. Daniel C. Guenther will officiate. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus...
Iowa Weekly Weighted Average Feeder Cattle Report: For Week Ending: Saturday, Jul 23, 2012 (07/23/12)
Iowa Ethanol Plant Report (07/23/12)
Fred Fick, Barry Goldwater and LBJ (07/23/12)
In April 1942, Jimmy Doolittle and his crew crash-landed in China after their Tokyo raid. After bailing out, they were rescued by sympathetic Chinese and smuggled into Zhejiang province. A young Baptist missionary from Georgia, John Morrison Birch, helped them to friendly territory...
They're the best in the state (07/23/12)
There will be many ribbons and trophies handed out at the Plymouth County Fair this week. But the grand champion trophy truly goes to the volunteers who transform a grassy area and buildings on the north side of Le Mars into the five best days of summer -- the 2012 Plymouth County Fair...
Front cover

Browse full calendar