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Stories from Thursday, October 16, 2003

Alta district receives feds' rural schools grant (10/16/03)
School funds were one of the issues discussed by the Alta School Board during their October 13 meeting. Word was received that the district will be receiving a federal grant, the Board passed a resolution calling for a vote of the SILO (School Infrastructure Local Option) sales tax and the recent state budget cuts were discussed...
Alta EDC begins to form city vision statement (10/16/03)
The Alta Economic Development Committee (AEDC) met on Wednesday, Oct. 15 to review the Main Street report done by representatives of the Iowa Department of Economic Development (IDED). AEDC members include Tom Husman, City of Alta; Ron Chapman, Alta Municipal Utilities; Paul Hill, Alta Chiropractic Clinic; Darrell Deprez, House Connections; Fred Maharry, Alta Community School District; Georgia Weaver, Ag-Personnel Unlimited and Weaver Rental and Investment Properties; Bruce Frederick, A & E Construction and Jeff James, Heritage Bank.. ...
ICCC Center named for Samuelson (10/16/03)
As a leader in education in Storm Lake for over 30 years, Mel Samuelson saw issues come and crises go. "His famous words are, 'You know, there will be school tomorrow.' When we would be trying to maneuver through some difficult issue, that was his way of telling us that tomorrow was always a new day, and the doors would open, and the students would be there waiting, and we had better be ready for them," said Dr. Bob Paxton, president of Iowa Central Community College...
Dollars for Scholars Annual Fundraiser kicks off this week (10/16/03)
The Storm Lake Dollars for Scholars organization begins its annual fund drive this week. The Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors has set a goal of $12,004 for this year's fund drive. Area individuals will be contacted by mail and telephone, in an effort to raise funds that will provide scholarships for the graduates of 2004 from both Storm Lake and Storm Lake St. ...
SL Police, firefighters form new plan for critical call response (10/16/03)
The Storm Lake Public Safety Departments (Police and Fire) announce a new initiative to assist public safety officials in the response to critical calls at local business and industry. The Police and Fire Departments are launching an initiative that will encourage local business and industry to submit floor plans of their facilities to the Storm Lake Public Safety Departments. ...
CABA World Series loses its leadership, event's future now in doubt (10/16/03)
The organizers of the CABA World Series in Aurelia have crooked their fingers in the direction of the bullpen, but there's no reliever warming up to get the save this time. The Continental Amateur Baseball Association World Series is in deep trouble, after 17 years as an integral part of the Aurelia community...
Cash-strapped county begins talk of hiring freeze, some pay cuts (10/16/03)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors began detailed scrutiny of the county budget Tuesday at its special session with attempts at a hiring freeze, reduction of board salaries and changes in how the county roads are maintained. There were also some not so veiled threats about salary cuts for county employees...
Wedding (10/16/03)
Amy Johnson and Jason Rolfes were married on Saturday, July 19, 2003 at Saint John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. The Rev. Douglas Haynes served as officiant. A reception followed the ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Storm Lake. Parents of the couple are Richard and Norma Johnson of Lakeside, and Stan and Linda Rolfes of Akron...
Engagement (10/16/03)
David and Debie Stolk of Casey announce the engagement of their daughter, Anthea Stolk, to Toby Coombs, son of Terry and Cathy Coombs of Sioux Falls, SD. Toby is the grandson of Marian Coombs and Howard and Mary Ballantyne, both of Aurelia. Anthea is a 1999 graduate of Adair-Casey High School and a 2003 graduate of Iowa State University...
A tradition ends: Iowa State's dairy farm to cease operations (10/16/03)
A 95-year-old tradition is coming to an end. Iowa State will cease operations at its Ames dairy farm, in anticipation of a new state-of-the-art facility to be built south of Ames in about three years. Severe budget cuts forced the College of Agriculture to close the old farm sooner than expected. The far- once on the outskirts of Iowa State - is now landlocked by nearby dormitories, highways, and athletic facilities, and the farm has incurred significant operating losses, say administrators...
Pirates unscored on - and stressed (10/16/03)
Galva-Holstein football coach Brad Knight says his players' ability to focus has been a key to the 2003 season through six games. But he added, he'll find out the depth and measure of that focus Friday night, when his Pirates travel to Lake City for a matchup with district rival Southern Cal...
Defending champs at Alta Friday (10/16/03)
The defending Class 1A football champs - Akron-Westfield - comes to town here Friday night looking to oust Alta from a state playoff berth. The Cyclones enter the game at 2-2 in district play and 4-2 overall. Even though chances of gaining a state playoff berth are slim, Alta coach Kevin Hammer said Tuesday night, the Cyclones could possibly qualify as one of seven Class 1A at large teams selected...
N-F ready for tough test (10/16/03)
Now is not the time for his team to let down, according to Newell-Fonda football coach Brian Wilken. And the potential would be there for that after the Mustangs' 20-0 win in Early last Friday night over Schaller-Crestland. That was a battle of state-ranked teams, as Newell-Fonda was ranked sixth in Class A and Schaller-Crestland ninth...
Tornadoes to test Spencer pass 'D' (10/16/03)
The Spencer High football team will find out just how good its pass defense is when it hosts rival Storm Lake Friday night. What Tornado coach Bill McCabe and his team will find out is whether it can sustain the improvement it showed on defense and its running game in a 28-26 win over Humboldt at Tornado Stadium last week...
Go and Do (10/16/03)
BVU Homecoming Parade Set The Buena Vista University Homecoming Parade is being planned for Friday, October 17, at 4:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome to watch the fun as the parade passes through downtown Storm Lake. Holiday Open House planned for SL The annual Holiday Open House by Storm Lake retailers is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 2 and will kick off the holiday season for Storm Lake businesses. Hours are from 12-5 p.m. The latest holiday merchandise will be on display, and refreshments served...
6th-annual Cookout a success (10/16/03)
First Federal Savings Bank of the Midwest held its sixth-annual charity cookout to thank customers for their business and raise money for a local charity. The event was held Sept. 25 at First Federal. Attendance was estimated at more than 430. Buena Vista County Pork Producers grilled pork burgers, served with chips, ice cream, and beverages for a $2 or more per plate donation...
Funeral Arrangements (10/16/03)
Arnold R. Andersen Arnold R. Andersen, age 76, of Modesto, California, formerly of Alta, passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2003, at the Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. A public graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, October 22, at the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids at 11 a.m. Military rites will be provided by the Graeber Rowe Post No. 394 American Legion of Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements...
Campus Editorial (10/16/03)
"Come with me if you want to live." "Grab my hand." "I'm Detective John Kimble." "My CPU is a neuro-net processor. A learning computer." "As I said in my campaign all along, I want to reach out. I want to be the people's governor." Wait a minute...