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Stories from Tuesday, July 1, 2003

City, county leaders dredge up joint optimism: 'Opportunity we can't waste' (07/01/03)
The dredging and watershed improvement project underway on Storm Lake should benefit the entire county, according to members of the county supervisors and officials from the City of Storm Lake. Those remarks came at a meeting between the county and cities last night in Storm Lake...
Outdoor Education (07/01/03)
Elementary pupils from around the area gathered to learn more about the environment in a fun and educational atmosphere last week at South Cove Park in Storm Lake, building birdhouses and hunting for shells during a half-day camp led by County Naturalist Lisa Meusberger...
SL effort to save rail depot gets on track (07/01/03)
Storm Laker Brad Strader has "picked up the ball" to lead the local effort to obtain the railroad depot in downtown Storm Lake. The depot effort started over a year ago when local individuals contacted the Canadian National Railroad about purchasing the depot structure...
Baby Shower (07/01/03)
It's a season of cygnets for the Buena Vista County Swan Restoration Project, which is on pace to set a new record for rare trumpeter swan hatchlings. So far, 13 new swans have appeared to three adult mated pairs, and two more pairs are currently nesting. Funds are needed to help with feed, veterinary care and pond sites for the swans. Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 1234, Storm Lake...
Gambling a quiet worry (07/01/03)
With gambling in the headlines across the state this season, Storm Lake Police are satisfied that the city isn't getting caught up in efforts to expand legalized gambling, or in the high-profile criminal cases that have stunned central Iowa. In fact, annual reports from the Storm Lake Police show not a single arrest for illegal gambling in the city, adult or juvenile, in the past five years...
'Joseph' (07/01/03)
Fire up the footlights, pull the curtain and crank up the box office, Buena Vista Community Theatre is deep into practice for the opening of the unique musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The musical retells the Biblical story of Jacob and his sons - but this time it's set to energetic music from ballads to rock to country western to calypso...
Engagements (07/01/03)
ROYER AND NEIR Mr. and Mrs. Ron Neir and Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Royer are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Jennifer and Ryan and their upcoming marriage on July 4, 2003. Jennifer is a Therapy Supervisor and employed at Four Oaks, Des Moines, and Ryan is a Veterinarian and employed at the Elkader Veterinary Clinic...
Stung by fed crackdown, telemarketers go door-to-door (07/01/03)
Some telemarketers are going door-to-door to make sales rather than trying cold calls since new federal regulations limiting their activities have taken effect. At least two companies operating in Iowa said they're out pounding the pavement. "We're already going out door-to-door, and if we have to do more to get our message out, I'm sure we will," said Lee Ann James, regional government relations manager for Mediacom. ...
Dickinson emergency official fired in 6-2 vote (07/01/03)
The top emergency official in Dickinson County in northwest Iowa has been fired after his guilty plea to public intoxication. Timothy Kinnetz, 31, a volunteer firefighter and emergency management coordinator for the county, arrived drunk at a boating accident on West Okoboji Lake on June 15, police said...
Mustangs gallop to Highway 7 Tournament championship (07/01/03)
A handful of hot bats helped Newell-Fonda to the Highway 7 Tournament championship on Saturday in Alta, pounding out 12 hits in each of its first two games and eight in its third to score a combined 39 runs on the day. Newell-Fonda 21, Aurelia 0 A 14-run third inning ended a first-round game against Aurelia early, as every Mustang who played either had a hit, RBI or scored a run...
Wildcat Triple Threat (07/01/03)
Jacob Myrtue hates losing. The Schaller-Crestland senior and his teammates found out about losing the hard way last season, finishing in last place in the Northwest Conference with a 2-14 record and a dismal overall record of 5-22. Myrtue has made sure the summer of 2003 will be much more satisfying for everyone involved with Wildcat baseball, as he is one of the leaders on a Schaller-Crestland squad that has already doubled its winning total from last season and is tied for the lead in the Northwest Conference.. ...
Summerfest gets high marks in AC (07/01/03)
The Albert City Summerfest had revelers skipping around the May Pole, cheering on the annual parade and riding on the Freedom Train. The recent celebration is the replacement for the former "Meat Days," and based on the reactions, the event will continue with its new identity...
Funeral Arrangements (07/01/03)
ALLEN Memorial services for Russell A. Allen, 62, of Aurelia, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. Russell died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a traffic accident...
Editor Commentary (07/01/03)
Fish have a sense of humor, I'm convinced of it. Say you, the Great White Angler, take your city-bred wife for her first-ever fishing trip, to share just a bit of your limitless fountain of knowledge. "Here, boo, let me help you with that." (Insert condescending chuckle here.)...
Guest Editorial (07/01/03)
A recent AARP bulletin has two writers discussing the question, "Should Faith Based Solutions be Given a Chance?" One said, "Yes;" the other answered "No." They were discussing President Bush's plan to make federal funding available to denominations and their church. They would in return be given the responsibility of serving the low-income families and other needy in areas now provided by governmental agencies...