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Stories from Friday, October 27, 2000

BV graduate returns as city administrator (10/27/00)
Call was the top candidate after interviews last weekend with the Storm Lake City Council. The city's search consultant proceeded with contract negotiations after Saturday. A special council meeting is scheduled for today at 5 p.m. to approve the employment contract with Call, who has accepted the job...
Juvenile crime 'embarrassing' BV challenge (10/27/00)
Buena Vista County has the most detainees and pays the highest amount in to the Y.E.S. Center. The center was established by 14 counties throughout Northwest Iowa, and compared to the statistics for those counties, Buena Vista has the most detainees, the most days booked and the highest tab...
Gingerbread nearly doubles in size (10/27/00)
"Things are moving fast there now, once they got the ground work done and all the infrastructure in the floor," said Lorna Burnside, chair of the Gingerbread House Board of Directors. The plan is to complete the outside work quickly in able to enclose the structure by the winter...
Chamber takes lead in SL lakefront clean-up (10/27/00)
The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce has decided to accept the challenge of getting the beach and lakefront cleaned up, and has set November 11 as the date for a communitywide effort. "With the shoreline as exposed as it with the drought conditions, any refuse really tends to show," said chamber director Melanie Miller. ...
KRISTINE AND BART SOLIDAY (10/27/00)
Parents of the couple are Roger and Jean Laursen of Peterson and Frank and Karen Soliday of Ankeny. The wedding colors were plum with gold accents and the flowers were arranged by Deb Laursen, aunt of the bride. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father...
Alta, Schaller-Crestland meet in regular-season finale (10/27/00)
Schaller-Crestland and Alta will both not only want to, but need to, run the football in order to win the final game of the season. Both teams are in the top half of the district in rushing offense. "They're the leading team in our district as far as rushing goes," Alta coach Kevin Hammer said. ...
Galva-Holstein wins district volleyball title (10/27/00)
The Galva-Holstein junior, who stands over 6 feet tall, charted 24 kills to help ninth-ranked Galva-Holstein win a district championship with a 15-9, 15-12, 15-4 victory over Westwood on Monday night at Holstein. Galva-Holstein, now 32-2-2 overall, played IKM (21-4-4) on Wednesday night in a regional quarterfinal match at Holstein. The winner advances to the semifinals next Monday night...
SL game with Indians meaningful (10/27/00)
Think again. A victory could do wonders for the Tornadoes. "With all the games that we've been close in - and there have been a lot of them - it would do a lot for the winner to come out on top in this game," Storm Lake coach Craig Lyon said. Spirit Lake Park is 1-5 in the district and 3-5 overall. The Indians beat MOC-Floyd Valley, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn and Estherville this season...
Baxter inducted into Hall of Fame (10/27/00)
The Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award is given in recognition of years of dedication to the development of leadership and citizenship in young people through the sport of wrestling. "I feel very honored to have been selected for this outstanding award," Baxter said. "It's the fine young men I have been fortunate to have coached for over the past 30 years who have earned this award for me. I appreciate their hard work, dedication and sacrifices over the years."...
Iowa Public Television examines cultural challenges in small town Iowa (10/27/00)
The documentary, produced by IPTV, is set in Postville, a town of 1,500 in northeast Iowa, where more than 300 Hasidic Jews, plus hundreds of Mexicans, Guatemalans, Ukrainians and Russians have taken up residence in the last decade. Postville's transformation began in 1988 when Aaron Rubashkin, a New York entrepreneur, bought an abandoned meatpacking plant in Postville and reopened it as a kosher slaughterhouse. ...
Local Latham seeds dealers donate print to Pheasants Forever (10/27/00)
The donation from Edward Anderson, Kenneth Bertness, Roger Fry, Keith McGee, West Bend Elevator and the First Cooperative Associations in Marathon, will benefit the Buena Vista County Chapter, which will auction the print at its annual banquet on Nov. 3...
Activities abound at Festival of Trees event (10/27/00)
The holiday petting farm will be one of the children's favorite attractions at the Festival of Trees. This year, many of the Buena Vista County 4-H'ers will have their prize winning baby animals on hand. From cuddly kittens and bouncing pups to soft-haired bunnies, the barn will be a place where kids and pets can entertain each other...
CHRISTMAS ANIMAL BARN TO BEGIN (10/27/00)
The Festival is loaded with crafts, pets, decor, entertainment, silent auction items and a chance to register to win unique Christmas trees and wreaths. Admission is free and all ages are invited to attend. The BVCH Auxiliary's "Festival of Trees" is a premier holiday event for people of all ages. ...
Tourism in SL grows stronger (10/27/00)
"Nearly 19 million people visit Iowa each year," Nancy Landess, Tourism Division administrator, said in a weekend speech at the Iowa Tourism Conference in Ames. "Many of those visitors are from out-of-state, while some travelers are actually Iowans who are exploring their home state...
MOVING HOME (10/27/00)
Rench had just purchased the home and decided to move her business into the front portion of it. She has been a stylist for 17 years, starting in Breda and moving to Storm Lake about 10 years ago. Rench is shown with customer Amy Wempe. ...
Donald Larson (10/27/00)
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Smith-Loterbour-Powers Funeral Home in Laurens. A Masonic service will be at 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Laurens Cemetery. Mr. Larson passed away Monday, Oct. 23 at the Lake City Nursing Home in Lake City, Minn...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (10/27/00)
ACCIDENTS An accident occurred on Friday, Oct. 20 shortly after 10 p.m. at the intersection of Richland Street and Russell Street. A 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by Brent Gutel, 18, 5810 100th Avenue, Storm Lake, was westbound on Richland Street when the vehicle continued straight through the intersection, striking the curb and ejecting the driver. Gutel received minor injuries but refused treatment. He was charged with Reckless Driving and No Valid Motorcycle Drivers License...