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Stories from Thursday, January 15, 2004

Girl Scout cookie sale kicks off this week (01/15/04)
Girl Scouts of Lakota Council, a United Way agency, will begin their 47th annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale in the Storm Lake area on January 16 and run through February 2. Local Girl Scouts will be offering eight varieties of cookies; Thin Mint, Samoa, Trefoil, Tagalongs, DoSiDos, and two new cookies - Double Dutch and Lemon Coolers. The price per box will be $3.50 and payment is not due until delivery between March 4 and March 15...
Alta School Board discusses a number of issues (01/15/04)
The Alta School Board met Monday with an array of items to discuss. Middle school/elementary administrator Maxine Lampe approached the board with several items. In talking with the seven teacher associates at the middle school, she requested some benefits be made available to them. ...
Obituaries (01/15/04)
Johansen Graveside services for Mattie Grace Johansen, 98, Storm Lake were held Saturday, January 10, at the Elk Township Cemetery in Alta. Memorial may be given to Buena Vista Manor. Barker Funeral Home in Alta, was in charge of arrangements. Mattie Grace Johansen, 98, of Storm Lake, died Wednesday at the Buena Vista Manor Nursing Home. This has been her home for the past twenty years. She was born February 1, 1905. She is the adopted daughter of Nels P. and Cecelia (Hansen) Johansen...
'Put State Park to a public vote' (01/15/04)
The leader of the Storm Lake Parks Advisory Board has some advice for the Storm Lake City Council when it comes to the $28 million State Park plan recently unveiled in the community: Let the people vote on it. "I think there are some people who are concerned about it, and I suggest that if they don't like it, they should get hold of their city council members now," parks board chairman Harold Redenbaugh said...
Sioux Central to use 'Star' grant to purchase hand-held computers (01/15/04)
Sioux Central sixth graders will be going to school in fall 2004 with more in their hands than a lunch ticket and a Britney Spears homework trapper. The school has decided to use its revenue from the recent federal "Star" grant to purchase hand-held computers for every sixth grader...
Budget concerns put an end to SL Police Citizens Academy (01/15/04)
The Storm Lake Police Department announces that the 2004 Citizen's Academy has been canceled. Due to concerns about cutting operational costs and pending additional cuts to the Police Department's budget based on constraints placed on the City's Budget by the Iowa Legislature, and in order to take every step available to keep officers on the street patrolling and answering calls, Public Safety Director Mark Prosser has canceled the Citizen's Academy...
Fonda man cool and collected to claim unusual $100,003 prize in Powerball (01/15/04)
Stand next to Fonda's David Farrell, and hope something rubs off. He may be the luckiest guy going. When he and wife Mary played Powerball on New Year's Eve, he not only won the $100,000 prize, he unknowingly hit the Powerball on a second play on the same game slip. And that extra $3 cost him some mileage...
Area hog producer files lawsuit on Tyson (01/15/04)
A Holstein woman is one of three producers who recently filed lawsuits against Tyson Fresh Meats (formerly doing business as IBP) or John Morrell & Co., over claims of unfair payment deductions from their sales of hogs. Lori Sokolowski, with Solo Pork out of Holstein, claims that she has been wrongly deducted charges for insurance covering hogs in transit from the farm to the meatpacking plant...
USDA secretary breaks ground on new lab (01/15/04)
Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman broke ground Tuesday on the government's new animal disease complex and said President Bush would ask for the final $178 million to complete it in his 2005 budget. Veneman said the upgrade of the lab in Ames, where tests on brain tissue from a Washington state Holstein found it was infected with mad cow disease, is critical...
Former amusement park manager files a claim, but doesn't sue (01/15/04)
According to recent coffee shop talk in the Iowa Great Lakes area, Cary Parker, former general manager for the Maritime Museum and the amuseument park at Arnolds Park, has filed a lawsuit against the organization. But Parker and members of the museum board say the rumors are not true...
Prep girls basketball roundup (01/15/04)
The Storm Lake girls basketball team outscored Lakes Conference opponent Estherville 18-4 in the second quarter here Tuesday night en route to a 58-46 victory. The Tornadoes were hot from outside the arc, hitting five three-point shots, including three by Kiley Stavnes and two by senior Molly Daniels...
Prep boys basketball roundup (01/15/04)
Three players reached double figures for the Sioux Central boys basketball team here Tuesday night as the Rebels ran to a 76-33 win over Storm Lake-St. Mary's. Jake Reiling led Sioux Central's balanced attack with 12 points while Kyle Rehnstrom hit for 11 points and post player Jason Ferguson added ten...
SLHS wrestlers lose barnburner in dual vs. Bishop Heelan (01/15/04)
It came down to the last match here Tuesday night in the Storm Lake High wrestlers' dual meet with Sioux City Bishop Heelan. But Bishop-Heelan notched a fall in the last match to win, 36-31. "This was a real tough meet to lose," said Storm Lake coach Ty Seaman. "To wrestle as well as we did and come up just short is tough...
'Magic Theatre' shows debut as BVU treats SL elementaries (01/15/04)
Buena Vista University students will perform "Magic Theatre," one of the most popular children's productions in the United States, for area elementary school students in kindergarten through the fourth grade. In "Magic Theatre," the magic evolves through imagination when actors spring to their feet and proclaim, "I'm fire!" or "I'm a yellow submarine!," and act out their parts to the delight of the kids in attendance. ...
Monster Trucks to tear up Vet's (01/15/04)
On Friday February 13th, and Saturday February 14th, "Monster Jam" races into Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines for two hot days of motor sports action. Several of the world's biggest, fastest, and most famous monster trucks begin racing at 8 p.m. ...
Renal Center wins award (01/15/04)
The Renal Center of Storm Lake, LLC was presented with Amgen's Patient Care Award for "Excellence in Anemia Management." To qualify for this award, the facility must maintain more than 75 percent of their patients within the National Kidney Foundation/KDOQI Guidelines during the entire year...
Crematorium to open in SL (01/15/04)
Responding to a need it says is increasing in the area, a partnership of Storm Lake and Sac City funeral directors are building a crematorium in Storm Lake on Expansion Boulevard. Shannon Asmus of Sliefert Asmus Funeral Home said that that there are a variety of reasons for building the crematorium, but over the last few years more and more families have been asking "for cremation as the final disposition of the loved ones."...
Ronald J. Walters joins First Midwest (01/15/04)
James S. Haahr, Chairman of the Board and CEO of First Midwest Financial, Inc. and First Federal Savings Bank of the Midwest, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronald J. Walters as Senior Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer for First Midwest and First Federal...
Funeral Arrangements (01/15/04)
Johnson Bob M. Johnson, age 89, of Newell died Saturday, January 10, 2004 in the Newell Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 15, at 11 a.m. at Nain Lutheran Church in Newell. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell is in charge of the arrangements. Friends may send on-line condolences to the family via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: www.fratzkejensen.com...
Pilot Readers Respond (01/15/04)
Serve the patients first at BVRMC, not the dollar TO THE EDITOR: Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, has recently done a nice job in updating the buildings and the services which they offer to the community. Most of the people are good to work with and are professional and pleasant...
Editor's Opinion (01/15/04)
Smokers, black-lunged and hacking as they may be, are a surprisingly hardy breed. You can see them there, huddled outside the workplace doorways, shivering in below-zero conditions or struggling to stay alight in the wind or the drizzle. Skipping dessert at the no-smoking restaurant to sprint to their cars to Hoover down a smoke while the family or friends finish their meals...