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Stories from Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Adult Education (09/30/03)
Day and evening Spanish short courses being offered at ICCC Both day and evening Conversational Beginning Spanish Courses will be starting this fall at ICCC Storm Lake. The evening class will be held for seven consecutive Monday evenings starting Sept. 29 from 6-8 p.m. The day class will be held for seven consecutive Friday mornings from 9-11 a.m. starting Friday, Oct. 3...
TLC receives grant from Monsanto (09/30/03)
The Storm Lake Community Schools' Tornado Learning Club (TLC) program recently received a huge boost as the result of a $20,000 grant from The Monsanto Fund. The Monsanto Fund was established in the mid-1960s as the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Company. The fund is committed to meaningful charitable giving, especially in the communities where their employees live and work...
Sale of the Centuries (09/30/03)
Volunteers have been gathering up thousands of donated items for the 9th annual Buena Vista County Historical Society fundraiser Garage Sale, to be held at the museum, 214 W. 5th Street. Dates are Thursday, Oct. 2 (8 a.m.-8 p.m.), Oct. 3 (8 a.m.-7 p.m.) and Oct. 4 (8 a.m.-1 p.m.). Tons of books, collectibles, games, housewares and decor items are available. ...
SL schools pass sales tax, area districts exploring opportunity (09/30/03)
The proposed SILO (School Infrastructure Local Option) tax is now one step closer to coming to Buena Vista County. At a special meeting on Monday, the Storm Lake Community School District Board of Education passed a resolution calling for a vote on the 1% sales tax initiative...
BEHIND BARS - A SPECIAL REPORT (09/30/03)
The first sight greeting a new inmate at the Buena Vista County Jail are the green bars - a jungle of them in every direction. The smell of cleanser can't quite erase the faint odor of urine. And then there is the moody silence, even though ten hard-faced inmates, clad in orange jumpsuits, laze around in the cramped day room...
Rembrandt landmark proves more than just a barn during state tour (09/30/03)
You need more than a half hour to tour the Mickelson barn near Rembrandt. The 100 x 70 foot barn was built in 1901 by Roger Mickelson's grandfather, Hans Hadenfeldt, specifically to house 22 horses. The barn was built with 11 horse stalls, six cow stanchions and calf pens, with the north and east sides made for fattening cattle. The center of this huge structure was used for hay and straw storage...
Alta Names Homecoming Royalty (09/30/03)
Students have selected the Homecoming court for this week's celebration at Alta High School. Front row: Eric Holton, Kole Peterson, Steve Hamer and Jon Wienhold; Back row: Heidi Meyer, Lacey Nielsen, Elizabeth Pedersen, Jerrica Miller. Homecoming parade begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday night with coronation and pep rally to follow. ...
Engagements (09/30/03)
Jennifer Spivey & Troy Wiese Jennifer Spivey of Ankeny, and Troy Wiese of Alta, announce their engagement. Jennifer is the daughter of Wes and Mickey Spivey of Coroton, N.Y. She is also the granddaughter of James Barfield and the late Nira Barfield of Hartsville, S.C., and Mary Spivey and the late James Spivey of Tabor City, N.C...
Wedding (09/30/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Rippeleau Donna Nielsen of Portland, Ore., and Jason Rippeleau also of Portland were married July 19, 2003 at Shermanski Fountain Park Blocks in Portland, Ore., Dana Brown officiating. Parents of the couple are Dennis and Betty Nielsen of Fonda, and Steve and Linda Rippeleau of Fort Madison. Maid of honor was Eva Rippeleau; bridesmaid was Molly Nielsen, sister in law of the bride...
Vilsack job approval slips, but still clings to majority (09/30/03)
Gov. Tom Vilsack continues to enjoy a favorable job approval rating from 52 percent of the state's adults, according to a new Iowa Poll. That is down, however, from a rating of 59 percent in May. The Des Moines Sunday Register poll indicated 35 percent of Iowans disapprove of the Democratic governor's performance and 13 percent were unsure...
Cornell holds off BV, 47-45 (09/30/03)
Four turnovers inside the Cornell 50-yard line spelled doom for the Buena Vista University football team at J. Leslie Rollins Field Saturday afternoon. Two Cornell touchdowns were set up by turnovers and two other miscues stopped promising BV drives, and the Rams took advantage, dealing the Beavers their first loss of the season, 47-45...
SL spikers look to bright future (09/30/03)
The Iowa High school volleyball schedule makers haven't been kind to the Tornado spikers, if last week was any indication. It was homecoming week at Storm Lake High, and the Tornadoes were on the road in Estherville Tuesday, at home Thursday against LeMars, then were scheduled to play in the Schaller-Crestland tournament on Saturday...
Area Events In Brief (09/30/03)
Sioux Central's 'Bye Bye Birdie' Sioux Central High School will present the musical, "Bye Bye Birdie" on November 7, 8, and 9. They are needing some clothes from the 50's. If you have any clothing that would have been worn in the 1950's and would be willing to loan them for the musical please contact Heidi Thies, Rick Roghair, or Kris Skelton at Sioux Central, 283-2571. ...
Funeral Arrangements (09/30/03)
Anna Owings Anna K. Owings, 101, of Rembrandt, formerly of Storm Lake, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake. A funeral service was held on Monday, Sept. 29, at the Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake with Reverend Duane Queen officiating. Burial was in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. The Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (09/30/03)
Ron Netten told me he was "shocked" to be named as the Outstanding Secondary Art Educator of the Year, but frankly, I'd only be shocked if he didn't own that plaque. Netten has been an absolute treasure for Storm Lake High School for nearly 30 years, and has built an art education program that is simply stunning...
Guest Opinion (09/30/03)
These are exciting times for the state of Iowa. We have embarked upon an ambitious and unprecedented effort to transform the Iowa economy. Thanks to several recent achievements that are taking place across the state we are well on our way. The Governor and I have been traveling across Iowa visiting community project sites that were funded by the Vision Iowa Program...