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Upcoming Entertainment
Tonic-Sol-fa opens 'New Chapter' (06/30/16)
Regional favorite Tonic-Sol-fa returns to the area for a concert July 24 at the Little Swan Lake Winery, Spirit Lake. Tickets are $35 each and includes a dinner to be held at intermission. The show is appropriate for all ages. Showtime is 7 p.m. The veteran a cappella group has repackaged itself as a trio, with a summer "The New Chapter" tour underway...
'Independence Day' sequel is big, dumb summer fun (06/30/16)
* "Independence Day: Resurgence," a Twentieth Century Fox release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for "sequences of sci-fi action and destruction, and for some language." Running time: 120 minutes. Two stars out of four.
'Finding Dory' is no trophy fish but it's a keeper (06/28/16)
* "Finding Dory," a Walt Disney Pictures release, is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for "mild thematic elements." Running time: 97 minutes. Three stars out of four.
Rosemary Clausen Center season tickets on sale (06/28/16)
The Rosemary Clausen Center for Performing Arts has opened the season ticket sale for its 2016-17 Entertainment Series. Six shows by professional entertainers will be presented this season, with season ticket prices holding at $155 for the fourth consecutive year. The Clausen Center opened in 2010 and is located at 519 East Maple Street in Holstein...
Johnson, Hart light up 'Central Intelligence' (06/23/16)
* "Central Intelligence," a Warner Bros. release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for "crude and suggestive humor, some nudity, action violence, and brief strong language." Running time: 114 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four.
'Mary Poppins' soaring on Cherokee stage (06/21/16)
There are still a few opportunities to see the Cherokee Community Theatre's summer production, "Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical." The high-flying family classic will be performed June 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and June 26 at 2 p.m. Call 712-225-4440 or visit cherokeect.org to reserve seats...
Clutch with special guest Zakk Sabbath to perform in Anthem (06/21/16)
Clutch continues their Psychic Warfare World Tour 2016 appearing at the Hard Rock resort in Sioux City's Anthem Theater. Headline tour dates for September-October are in. The group will be heading back on the road this fall headlining another leg of their US tour. ...
Weddings and Engagements
Wiest and Husman Engagement (06/30/16)
Rodney and Becky Husman of Galva are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel to Benjamin Wiest, the son of Dwight and Julie Wiest of Herreid, SD. The couple plans to be married on August 6 at Hanover Church (rural Alta). Rachel is a 2012 graduate of Alta High School and a 2015 graduate of South Dakota State University. She is employed as a Soil Conservationist with Natural Resources Conservation Service in Ipswich, SD...
Wells and Belvin engagement (06/28/16)
Katie Lee Belvin and Tyler Paul Wells announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Parents of the couple are Dan and Kathy Belvin of Sloan and Brian and Cindy Wells of Fonda. Katie is a 2008 graduate of Westwood Community School and a 2012 graduate of Iowa State University. She currently works as a Senior Sales Coordinator for JB Hunt in West Des Moines...
Ihry and Matibag Wedding (06/23/16)
John Ihry and Amor Matibag will be married this Saturday, June 26th, at 3 p.m. at The Lakeside Presbyterian Church.
Dokken and Peterson Engagement (06/21/16)
Krista Peterson and Matt Dokken announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Parents of the couple are James and Diann Peterson of Albert City and Kathy Taylor of Naples, FL and Dennis Dokken of Coon Rapids, MN. Krista is a graduate of Iowa State University, Buena Vista University and Aveda College of Cosmetology. ...
Anderson and Smith Engagement (05/03/16)
Randy and Darla Smith of Iowa Falls are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley, to Carsen Anderson, son of Dan and Brenda Anderson of Storm Lake. The couple plans to be married on August 6 at Prairie Lakes Church in Cedar Falls...
Police and Sheriff's Blotter
Two vehicle accident results in minor injuries (06/30/16)
At 5:19 p.m. on June 28, a two vehicle accident was reported on Highway 71 near the intersection of 615th Street. The Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Ambulance were dispatched to the scene. Further investigation determined that both vehicles were traveling southbound on Highway 71. ...
Police and Fire Blotter (06/30/16)
Diesel fuel spill On the morning of Tuesday, June 28, at approximately 5:33 a.m. the Storm Lake Fire and Police Departments were dispatched to the parking lot located at 824 Flindt Drive in reference to a diesel fuel spill. Upon arrival of public safety personnel it was determined that a semi-truck had driven into the parking lot and struck a concrete footing at the northwest corner of the lot rupturing its fuel tank. ...
Police and Fire Blotter (06/28/16)
Domestic assault On June 25, at 7:55 p.m., SLPD officers were dispatched to a domestic assault at 216 Ontario Street Apt 1. Officers found a female victim in the apartment suffering from facial wounds. Officers were told by witnesses that the victim's husband, identified as Christopher Pineda, age 26, of Storm Lake, assaulted the victim during an argument by striking her in the face causing facial bruising and bleeding. ...
Correction (06/28/16)
The Storm Lake Police Department incorrectly identified a suspect in a report published June 23. The person arrested on charges of Burglary 1st Degree, Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree and trespassing in connection with a June 19 home invasion incident should have been identified as Dehler John, age 23 of Storm Lake...
Police Blotter (06/28/16)
Violation of a No Contact Order On the afternoon of Monday, June 20, at approximately 2:39 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department took a report of a possible violation of a no contact order. Police met with Adam Polson, age 37 of Rembrandt, who alleged his wife Amber Polson, age 39 of Rembrandt, had violated a no contact order at the Dollar General Store in Storm Lake when she engaged in a conversation with him. ...
Healthbeat
Beat the heat (06/28/16)
Don't let those summer rays sneak up on you!
20 year anniversary for the Race For Hope (06/28/16)
The 20 year anniversary and celebration of the annual Siouxland Race For Hope is scheduled for Saturday September 17, at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve in McCook Lake, SD. It is expected to draw hundreds of people and is one of the largest events of its type in Siouxland with competitive races as well as "family friendly" walking and a kid's fun run. This event calls on cancer survivors, families, caregivers and the community, as cancer has touched the lives of most everyone...
St. Luke's Cardiology and CVA honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award (06/28/16)
St. Luke's Cardiology and Cardiovascular Associates, PC (CVA) has received the Mission: LifelineŽ Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks...
Upcoming blood drive (06/28/16)
With the blood supply at a critically low level, LifeServe Blood Center is urging eligible blood donors to schedule an appointment as soon as they're able in order to ensure lifesaving blood is on the shelf. Local hospital patients need blood every day, not just following tragedies. ...
Get more family time with food and fitness (06/21/16)
Extending family time can be easy -- just add food and fitness. David Brown, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, offers the following tips on how to increase family time while encouraging children's healthy development...
Partners in Excellence (05/31/16)
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center 3rd Grade Partners In Excellence Class colored pictures for EMS week May 15-21. Matt Imming, Emergency Services Educator/Supervisor met with the class to thank them for coloring the pictures and also showed & talked to them about the Ambulance. The students were treated with ice cream. / Photo submitted...
Abben Cancer Center to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day (05/31/16)
Abben Cancer Center of Spencer Hospital is hosting a Survivors' Day Celebration on Thursday, June 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Grand Avenue Park at Spencer Hospital. This event provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer to connect with each other, celebrate milestones and recognize those who have supported them along the way...
"Camp Courage" to be held June 17-19 (05/31/16)
Hospice of Siouxland is taking registrations for "Camp Courage," a summer weekend camp to help kids who have experienced the loss of a family member or friend. The camp is for youth ages 6 to 17, and is set for Friday June 17 through Sunday June 19 at the Goodwill Camp near South Sioux City, NE...
Upcoming blood drives (05/31/16)
LifeServe Blood Center is asking donors to step up and donate blood this summer to prevent a shortage in the community blood supply. Summer brings school break, weddings, vacations and outdoor fun, but as schedules fill up, blood donation appointments are often forgotten or pushed to the back burner. With many regular blood donors deferred due to travel to Zika endemic areas, LifeServe Blood Center is imploring eligible donors to make an appointment and give blood this summer...
Colonial Dames gives to Methodist Manor (05/24/16)
Mary Stille, State President of Colonial Dames XVII Century, has chosen as her project, for her term in office, giving items to the care facilities, where many of their members reside. They have especially singled out Methodist Manor in Storm Lake where their oldest member, Marjorie Miller, resides. ...
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Proud parents Jaydon and Sarah Reinert and big sister Elin welcomed with love, Nile Owen Reinert on March 21 at 8:31 a.m.

Nile was 8 pounds 8.2 ounces and 19.75 inches long. He was born at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. The Reinert family resides in Ankeny.

Grandparents are Mike and Brenda Reinert of Alta, Larry and Judy Jackson of Des Moines and great-grandmother Jean Jackson of Glenwood.

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Local professor, native Brit finds 'Brexit' sad and shocking (06/30/16)
Viewing "Brexit" from afar, Jon Hutchins was stunned at the developments. "I was very disappointed, and also very surprised. Apparently some of the people who voted against the European Union were just as surprised that they actually won," said the retired Buena Vista University professor and native of England...
Worthan releases new law information (06/30/16)
Recently, Rep. Gary Worthan (R-Storm Lake) released information on a few notable bills that were passed during the 2016 legislative session which go into effect on July 1. "I believe this past session we were able to pass laws that protect Iowans and give them the opportunity to make family life more affordable, upward mobility more likely and employment easier to find," said Worthan. ...
Patty Judge challenges Chuck Grassley to four live, televised debates (06/30/16)
DES MOINES -- Patty Judge has challenged Chuck Grassley to participate in four televised debates in the U.S. Senate race. "Iowans have an important choice in this election and four televised debates in Iowa's largest media markets will give voters all across the state the opportunity to see both candidates before casting their ballot. ...
MAIN group pumps pipeline's economic boost (06/30/16)
Communities along the Dakota Access Pipeline route are experiencing an uptick in economic activity as construction of the multibillion dollar project shifts into full gear. So says the Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now (MAIN) - a partnership of entities from the agriculture, business, and labor sectors aimed at supporting the economic development of infrastructure projects in the Midwest, and vocal supporters of the controversial pipeline...
King blasts Supreme Court's abortion decision (06/30/16)
Western Iowa Congressman Steve King criticized the Supreme Court Tuesday for policy he says is "godless," hours after the court's dramatic ruling that throws out a Texas abortion access law. The action is seen as a victory for pro-choice supporters who said the law would have shut down most of the clinics in the state...
Cattlemen Trophies (06/30/16)
CATTLEMEN TROPHIES - The Sac County Cattlemen, during the annual steak fry on June 20 at Spring Lake Golf Course, auctioned off the sponsorship of the trophies for the Beef Show at the Sac County Fair. Winning bidders were: Bank Midwest, represented by Gae Schroeder - Champion Market Heifer; Iowa State Bank, represented by Steve Irwin - Champion Rate of Gain; Denison Livestock Auction, represented by JR Pauley and Wes Degner - Grand Champion Steer; First Co-op of Cherokee, represented by Matt Lacey - Champion Breeding Heifer; and Youngren Farms/M-43 Chrome Shop, represented by Travis Youngren - Champion Cow Calf. ...
Black bear killed on Allamakee Co. highway (06/28/16)
A young black bear was struck and killed by a truck Friday evening on Highway 76 near the Yellow River Forest in southeast Allamakee County. The bear is believed to be the same one that had been pictured on social media last week in a corn field near the Yellow River Forest. It was a young bear weighing about 200 pounds. The last bear reported to be killed in a traffic collision in Iowa was just over a year ago on U.S. Highway 20 near Jesup...
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds to lead Trade Mission to Argentina and Uruguay (06/28/16)
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds announced recently at the Administration's weekly press conference that she will lead a trade mission to Argentina and Uruguay on October 1-8, 2016. The trip is aimed at expanding trade and investment opportunities for Iowa businesses and is being coordinated by the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)...
School demolition estimated at $468K in Cherokee (06/28/16)
The former Wilson School building at 100 East Willow St. in Cherokee will need to be demolished, according to a report provided to the city of Cherokee by Tometich Engineering. According to the report, commissioned by the city council and presented at the June 14 council meeting, the building has been marginally occupied or unoccupied for many years. The roof leaks throughout. The finish plaster on the ceilings is caved in throughout the building. Mold is present in many areas...
Sac City again home to world's largest popcorn ball (06/28/16)
SAC CITY -- Hundreds of people convened on the western Iowa town of Sac City this weekend to construct the world's largest popcorn ball. A ball of popcorn estimated to weigh 10,000 pounds was constructed Saturday at the Noble Popcorn plant, the Sioux City Journal reported...
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