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Stories from Tuesday, December 2, 2003

Deployed (12/02/03)
Jean Myrtue has been a dedicated resource room teacher at Albert City-Truesdale for the past 11 years. She is also a dedicated soldier. A member of the National Guard, Unit 1088 of Camp Dodge, Jean received orders Nov. 6 that she was being deployed...
"Miracle' plans coming to life (12/02/03)
The annual Miracle On Lake Avenue clebration comes to life Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m., with a Parade of Lights, shop windows filled with celebration, plenty of food and treats, music, and even a live nativity. Bruce Kurtz will serve as emcee for the parade, and will anounce the winners of the float contest. The parade begins at 6, led by the winner of the first Storm Lake Scrooge contest...
Taxing for Schools (12/02/03)
As the date for the penny school sales tax nears, Storm Lake school officials are trying to educate rather than convince. "I've been trying to talk to the service organizations, and of course, we are trying to encourage all of our parents to get out and vote," said Storm Lake Superintendent of Schools Bill Kruse. "We aren't trying to tell people how to vote, just giving them the information and hoping the do go to the polls."...
Central Business District considered in Cherokee (12/02/03)
The Cherokee City Council will seek input from the Cherokee Planning and Zoning Commission before acting on a proposed Central Business District in Cherokee. Several business people had questions about the proposed new zoning category at the Tuesday meeting of the council. Council members also would like clarification on the effect of the new ordinance before taking action on the matter...
The Shoppes mall looking for tenants (12/02/03)
Claims by an Omaha developer that a proposed Storm Lake strip mall is filling up with tenants may be a case of wishful hoping. Senior vice president of West Bay Properties Craig Foreman told the Pilot-Tribune Monday that three national franchises had signed deals to rent space in 'The Shoppes of Storm Lake' mall West Bay plans to build in front of Wal-Mart on North Lake Avenue...
Wells' Dairy begins filling towering storage (12/02/03)
Wells' Dairy is filling what it believes to be the world's largest freezer. The company, which makes Blue Bunny ice cream, started filling a cold storage warehouse this fall. Representatives of the Milwaukee-based firm that built the freezer, officially known as an Automated Storage Retrieval System (ASRS), estimate it's the biggest of its kind in the world...
Small town businesses join competitors in Internet sales (12/02/03)
Retailers in small towns are beginning to feel the effects of Internet shopping as high speed connections find their way to rural areas. Bigger-city retailers have complained for years about Internet competition but only recently have small towns begun to see the same problem...
Mixed results for SLHS boys in Jamboree (12/02/03)
The Storm Lake boys basketball team had mixed results here Friday night at a Jamboree competition, according to first-year coach Jeff Brennan. A group of players expected to provide depth for Storm Lake beat Galva-Holstein 34-31, but the team's top one through nine players lost to a hot-shooting Sibley-Ochedeyan team, 46-30...
Mustangs, Alta win in NW Jamboree (12/02/03)
The Northwest Conference boys basketball Jamboree here Friday night confirmed in most coaches' minds what they already knew - that Newell-Fonda will be the team to beat in 2003-2004. "Newell-Fonda looked awfully strong," said first year Schaller-Crestland basketball coach Dale Tokheim Sunday night...
Places To Go, Things To do (12/02/03)
Tour of Homes Dec. 14 CommUNITY Education's Tour of Homes will be on Sunday, December 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Abner Bell's Coffeehouse, AmeriHost Inn, Brown's Shoe Fit Co., Buena Vista Stationary, Hoffman's Flower & Candle Shop, Sugar Bowl, The Peach Blossom, S.L. Chamber of Commerce and CommUNITY Education...
Funeral Arrangements (12/02/03)
Blass Joseph F. Blass, age 67, of Early, passed away Friday, November 28, 2003, at his home. Joseph Franklin Blass was born April 22, 1936, in Nemaha, the first son of Martin Blass and Wilma (Hooper) Blass. He grew up helping to care for the animals that were part of the family farming operation. ...
Letter from the Editor (12/02/03)
The old axiom is that legislation and sausages are two things you really don't want to see being made. The 2003 Energy Bill is the most distasteful hot dog of the Washington world this season - there's so much pork in there that they've used up everything but the squeal...
Fly late (12/02/03)
Soon, the holiday travel season will start. What a depressing thought. I remember reading a story a few years ago about an airline that lost a woman's cat in transit. They looked for that cat for 12 days before it finally turned up - alive and well and hungry. The sad thing was that I knew it was 11-1/2 days longer than they would have looked for a missing passenger...