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Stories from Monday, March 31, 2003

New state development leader: 'Iowa towns can't make it alone' (03/31/03)
Cooperation. communication. Those two concepts were the centerpiece of a speech by Michael Blouin to a small crowd of area residents early Thursday morning at the Lakeshore Cafe, as the new director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development said Storm Lake and Buena Vista County can use cooperation and communication to enhance its economic growth and tourism...
Rockers with a cause (03/31/03)
Started out of tragedy to assist the family of a fallen rocker, Rock and Remember continues to evolve into an annual fundraiser for area school music programs. Four more schools will benefit this year from proceeds raised by the 12-hour concert, scheduled for next Saturday at the Marathon Community Center...
BVU to host Education Career Day in April (03/31/03)
On Monday, April 7, Buena Vista University will host several Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES) sessions as part of Education Career Day. The events are open to the public, free of charge. At 1 p.m. Tracey Rolling, director of the University of Northern Iowa Overseas Placement Service will conduct a seminar in ICN Room A of the Harold Walter Siebens Forum called "Teach Overseas" that will give an overview of the opportunities available in American Schools worldwide...
BV Raceway looks forward to new season (03/31/03)
Promoters of Buena Vista Raceway hope an improved track, a new pit entrance and an expanded racing season will be changes that help shift the enthusiasm of fans and racers into a higher gear this season, as the leaders are making final preparations for the start of the 2003 edition of the summerlong tradition at Alta on April 30...
End of an Era (03/31/03)
A rural Schaller farmer will soon be ending a hobby that has kept him healthy and given him the opportunity to travel around the state over the past 15 years, as he will say goodbye to his last team of massive draft horses at a huge auction at his farmstead...
On the Homefront (03/31/03)
As the war with Iraq dominates headlines around the globe, one Storm Lake family is trying not to tune in. Up until just two days ago, any news from the Middle East brought fear for Julie Meth and her two children, Scott, 8, and Corey, 7. Her husband and their father, Lee, had not been heard from in 10 days...
AC-T crowd wary of Newell-Fonda merge (03/31/03)
More than 100 concerned citizens of Albert City-Truesdale school district attended a public hearing over a proposed whole-grade sharing proposal with Newell-Fonda on Wednesday night, voicing their opinions about a motion that would send Hurricane high school students to Newell-Fonda beginning next school year...
Why to Go Kids! (03/31/03)
In addition to the April 24 satellite videoconference on childhood obesity, ISU Extension is also starting up a series of classes that will teach kids and parents how to become more active and make healthier lifestyle choices. Way to Go Kids! is a new eight-class program for parents and children that will take a look at a variety of issues surrounding childhood inactivity and nutrition, including eating habits, exercise and lifestyle choices. ...
Engagement (03/31/03)
, both of Early, would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Ellen is the daughter of Dennis and Jan Hartman from Okabena, Minnesota. Brian is the son of Eugene and Eileen Pickhinke from Early. Ellen is a 5th grade teacher at Schaller-Crestland Elementary and a part-time waitress at Embers in Storm Lake. Brian is engaged in farming and works part-time at Cornbelt Manufacturing in Early. The couple is planning a June 27th wedding at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early...
Full speed ahead (03/31/03)
Storm Lake set four new meet records on the day in the final indoor tune-up for the outdoor season. The Tornado girls open the season April 7 at the Prairie Valley Invitational in Gowrie, while the boys will begin the outdoor season April 8 at a quadrangular meet in Cherokee...
BV softball ends spring trip (03/31/03)
The Buena Vista softball team dropped a pair of games on its spring trip Thursday in Orlando, Fla. The Beavers were shut out by the University of Chicago 3-0 and lost by the same 3-0 score to Ramapo College. Buena Vista concluded its trip to Florida with a 3-7 overall record...
SL Porcelain Artists to hold annual spring show (03/31/03)
The Storm Lake Porcelain Artists will hold their third annual Spring Show and Porcelain Egg Sale on Saturday, April 5, at the Witter Gallery in Storm Lake from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 125 porcelain eggs have been painstakingly hand-painted and signed by members of the group...
Pheasants Forever banquet set in Cherokee (03/31/03)
Plans are now underway for the 17th annual Cherokee County Pheasants Forever Banquet, according to Greg Eaton, Chapter President. The fund raising event will take place at the Western Iowa Tech Conference Center today, Saturday, March 29. Price of banquet tickets are $40, which includes a $30 PF membership. ...
Funeral Arrangements (03/31/03)
Mabel Grieme Mabel Grieme, age 86, of Schaller, died March 25, 2003 at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake. Funeral services were held Friday, March 28, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller with Reverend David Hagen officiating. Burial was in the Schaller Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (03/31/03)
You know, I never could hit the necessary notes to sing that National Anthem. Truth be known, some of the parts I just silently mouthed rather than putting out clunker notes to incite giggling from the girls in the third grade choir. And my memory was never much to brag about. I tried to learn the Declaration of Independence once, but I couldn't pronounce "Usurpations," and it got me a B- in fifth grade Social Studies...
Humorous Side (03/31/03)
I noticed the oddest thing at the parking lot of the grocery store yesterday. Half the parked cars had guys sitting behind the wheel, just sitting there, staring straight ahead, waiting. They all had the same look on their face. That look as if they were in a doctor's waiting room when the nurse walks in and announces in a voice loud enough for everyone to hear that they could come in now for their digital prostate exam...