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Stories from Thursday, January 11, 2001

Construction grant, gym floor top school board discussions (01/11/01)
Maharry said he feels this grant is something that the district needs to apply for in preparation for future construction. The number one priority is to construct more classrooms that can be used by elementary and junior high students in a flexible manner, Maharry said. Sharing media, art and music areas between the levels would also be emphasized...
SPEECH SHOWCASE (01/11/01)
The program will begin at 6:45 p.m. Pictured above is the Freshman Choral Reading group presenting "Dating - Ugh!" Clockwise from lower left, are Cassie Huston, Christina Otto, Rachel Hustedt, Liz Tjaden, Charlie Syndergaard and Ashley Huston. ...
Freeman paves way for Storm Lake-Alta bike trail (01/11/01)
Freeman got interested in the idea after seeing a lot of people biking along busy Highway 7. "I live at Lake Creek and I see people bicycling along the highway a lot between Storm Lake and Alta," she said. She contacted the Iowa Department of Transportation to see what it takes to get such a trail. Freeman said the DOT needs at least 25 people or more that would routinely use the trail to consider adding one along the side of the highway...
Operating on hospital - carefully (01/11/01)
Buena Vista County Hospital leaders "have a lot of thinking to do" as they pursue the next round of expansions at the Storm Lake facility, and it may be nearly two years before the ribbon has been cut on the developments, administrator Jim Sinek feels...
Labor study may prove a tool for SL area development (01/11/01)
The results of the study were released this week. It was conducted by the Institute for Decision Making (IDM) at the University of Northern Iowa. The study began several months ago with more than 44,000 surveys distributed to 22,000 households. The study was a joint effort by Storm Lake Area Development Corporation (SLADC), Cherokee Area Economic Development and the Laurens Industrial Foundation...
Maple Valley Ag 4-H meeting (01/11/01)
The meeting was called to order by president Laurie Grieme at 7:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Alyssa Engelke. Our guest speaker invited by Adam Glienke was Jan Peterson from the Garden Gate in Alta. She talked to us about flowers and showed us how to make flower arrangements. A few members even got to try their hand at arranging...
Scolares joins Summit Church in Alta (01/11/01)
Pastor Mike and Kris Scolare have joined the ministry at Summit Evangelical Free Church in Alta. Mike, Kris and their children, Jonathan, Rebekah and Hannah arrived in Alta last weekend, where they participated in an installation service during Sunday morning worship. Norm Adamson, Evangelical Free Church Central District Associate Superintendent, spoke at the special service...
City council reviews bid, hears police reports (01/11/01)
The grit holding tank hadn't been cleaned for 17 years and took Snyder twice as long to clean than he had expected. Snyder made his bid with the assumption he would clean 34,000 gallons out of the tank at 4 percent solid in a tank that was 18 feet deep. Snyder ended up removing 72,000 gallons at 4 percent solid for the first 6 feet and 80 percent solid for the remaining 12 feet...
HONOR BAND PARTICIPANTS (01/11/01)
There will be five students from the 6-8 grades representing the Alta Community School. Pictured are Derek Lietz, flute, Delayne Delbridge, Bb clarinet and Jocelyn Otto, french horn. Not pictured were, Kayla Schmitz, flute and Abby Corlew, flute. Directors for this year's festival will be Ambie Timmerman, Gene Gross and Kevin Brown. ...
HONOR BAND (01/11/01)
Approximately 450 high school musicians from 50 northwest Iowa schools auditioned on November 4 for places in one of the two equal bands. Leah Pedersen and David Gregg represented the Alta Community School in the festival. ...
Iowa Scenes from The Road (01/11/01)
"Scenes from the Road," pastels by Diane Blair Kunzler of Glidden, is a reflection of the artist's fascination with the beauty of the Iowa landscape. This exhibition is being sponsored by Early Builders, Inc. Ms. Kunzler received her BA degree in Art from Graceland College in Lamoni. ...
Community Ed on genealogy, Puerto Rico (01/11/01)
Janice Danielson will discuss all the areas of getting your genealogy search started. She will show you how you can use your computer to search for ancestors and will help you break down the brick walls that could be stumping you. The registration fee is $10 and preregistration is required. You can register at Community Education at 419 Lake Avenue by Thursday, Jan. 18...
K of C free-throw contest fast approaching (01/11/01)
Competition will begin at 1 p.m. and registration may be done in advance by contacting John Murray at 732-9454 or 732-8181. While the KCs are a Catholic organization, the K.C. free throw competition is open to all boys and girls ages 10 to 14 (as of Jan. 1, 2001). Entrants must register with a parent or guardian. ...
Where will Storm Lake workers come from? A 'huge' potential for local labor market (01/11/01)
Those figures should not be cause for concern, the study's writers say, but instead should be seen as the potential labor pool in the entire labor shed - which is approximately 6,602 potential workers. "We just see this as the beginning," said Drew Conrad, a program manager with IDM...
Sargent resigns as KAYL station manager, Paterson takes over in March (01/11/01)
Taking over as station manager effective March 5 will be Ronald "Buzz" Paterson. Paterson has 10 years radio and sales experience at KAYL and for the past three years has been the promoter for Buena Vista Raceway at Alta and Shelby County Speedway in Harlan ...
Financial workshop to begin soon (01/11/01)
This is a five week course for those who want to learn more about setting realistic financial goals, making wise investment decisions and avoiding unexpected financial risks. Students will learn ways to increase their investment income, reduce taxes on their investments, participate in the stock market and save for retirement or college...
Kitchen Solvers ranks in ten best (01/11/01)
September marks the fourth month that Kelly has ranked among the 10 best in sales. Top 10 rankings come from among more than 100 franchise outlets that are located throughout the United States and Canada. Kelly has a long-standing tradition of excelling in sales. ...
BVU teams up with Jobtrak.com, students and alumni connect (01/11/01)
With unique password-protection, Jobtrak.com's database can only be accessed by students and alumni of partner schools. This security allows employers to target their recruitment efforts to Buena Vista University, as well as other colleges and universities nationwide, assuring them a highly qualified and extremely motivated pool of candidates. The service is provided at no charge to students and alumni...
Proper care important for car's reliability, durability (01/11/01)
However, most people neglect the few simple things required to keep their car in tip-top shape year around. This is especially true during the winter season, when the most stress is placed upon your vehicle's structure and systems. "People don't want to get out and check their car over when it's cold outside," Rasmussen Ford service manager Rich Sassman said. ...
Schliep receives company's top real estate award (01/11/01)
Schliep, a professional farm manager and real estate sales agent with Farmer National Company, received the company's top award for selling more than one million dollars worth of real estate in 2000. The award was presented to Schliep at a recent area sales meeting in Omaha, Neb...