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Le Mars Daily Sentinel (Newspaper) - March 3, 2004, Le Mars, Iowa Smaltey on state tourney Page 8 Page 6v & carrier delivered to your home on Sentinel INDEX For the People & Places Classifieds UE MARS Streets and drainage play in plat approval By Kathy Faber Staff writer The rezoning and final plat for Pine Hill Addition were approved this week by the Le Mars City Council subject to inclusion of language regarding The approval of the final which came on a also included a provision that the city and developer Barry Lancaster work together to resolve water drainage issues and Casting no votes on the final plat were Ken Nelson and Mark Miller who expressed concerns regarding drainage issues during lengthy discussion at the council Another concern was placement of a through street to the east in the area and whether that street should be Sixth Street which is near the Pine Hill or Eighth Street which is to the An additional 40 acres of property east between Pine Hill Addition and 14th Avenue East is anticipated to be developed in the Concerns about the continuation of Sixth Street Southeast to the east as a connector to 14th Avenue East include the city's detention pond and property that will be used eventually to expand space in the city as well as a significant change in elevation which would require See on Page 3 Students at Clark Elementary School had a special the Cat in the read Birthday to by during their celebration of the 100th birthday of Theodor better known as Dr. See more pictures on page 14. photo by Beverly Van PAY ISSUES County budget OK'd on split vote By Sue Morris Staff writer Raises approved for two clerks in the auditor's office last week were cited as the reason one county supervisor voted against the 2004/05 budget Gordon Greene told the Plymouth County board of supervisors in a public hearing on the annual just can't see the huge raises we're getting in one K. Kae asked if he thought the two pay increases were not covered in the Greene indicated he understood the raises were in the auditor's but disagreed with the percentages All five supervisors approved the promotions Feb. 24 to deputy auditors at an annual salary of effective April 1. Cheri who began as a clerk July 1, 2003, had been paid as an annual Stacey who started as a clerk Dec. 1, 2002, in the auditor's had been making The raises would be 17 and 14 Meyer explained she didn't see the position of deputy as being based on how long someone had worked in the When she started in the auditor's office in 1978, she had See on Page 3 MARS SETTLEMENT PROJECT Students become NASA By Beverly Van Buskirk Lifestyles Students from Le Mars Gehlen and Hinton High Schools will leave Thursday for Texas to participate in the Mars Settlement Design Competition at Johnson Space This is the sixth year for the according Le Mars Community High School teacher Doug but the first with a large contingent of students from Iowa The trips are sponsored by Western Hills Area Education A group of 58 area including three from High attended the first session Feb. 19-23. The second attending from March 4-8, includes 77 students and 10 A small number of students from the area have participated in the project since March 1999. Jim Christensen of the Western Hills AEA has overseen the groups that have attended the last four Christensen at AEA told me Jowa kids always do so well in this other half from said The expansion of the project was studied by NASA personnel and given the okay in according to Once in the students will be divided into four based on their expressed interest and form four different aerospace and be for their Jim Christensen tency in five different skills areas as evaluated by NASA form four different aerospace and be for their said will be an industry with the teams forming a corporate structure typical to an engineering He wondered what Students will first train for their happen from Midwest in their Their % task is to build a settlement within the specifications set forth by the contest really with four pages of specifications in a simulation request for proposal from the Foundation Society which says here's what we'd like you to build on said will work on it and by Sunday morning at 7:30 must present a than 50 outlining their including the cost of the They're basically building infrastructure for a city on another The real challenge is not the science or the but the ability to communicate within a Christensen The students will be working in Building a huge hangar filled with full-sized mockups of the space station and one group met under the payload doors of the shuttle This place is so After a the students get used to Christensen is a cool opportunity for our How many people can say that while in high school they've worked with NASA said See 3 BYPASS AREA Discuss ending 1992 water agreement By Kathy Faber Staff writer Issues related to provision of water services to future bypass area west of Le Mars were this week by the Le Mars city Among items of concern A along the U.S. Highway 75 bypass that i should be served by City of Le Mars V water agreement for the ice water need to continue customers of rural The council discussion followed a request by attorney Myron Toering on behalf of the Southern Sioux County Rural Water System to provide information for later discussion by the rural water system board of City Scott Langel told the council that all three proposed interchange areas for the bypass are currently served by the rural water He said the system wants to continue to provide water but not fire The system is proposing installation of water lines west and north of Le Mars as well as a water tower west of Langel asked council members if the city wants to ask See on 3
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