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Stories from Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Religious Events (02/24/04)
The Annual Sermons A La Carte series will be held once again each Wednesday during Lent at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 110 East 3rd Street in Storm Lake. The theme for this year is "Therefore" and will be the 24th year of Sermons A La Carte which will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 25...
Public safety personnel asking citizens to properly displace numerical addresses (02/24/04)
The Storm Lake Police and Fire Departments along with the BV Regional Medical Center Paramedics Department are asking the citizens of Storm Lake to assist public safety personnel in responding to emergency calls and overall calls for service faster and more efficiently...
Students selected for BVU Honor Band Festival (02/24/04)
The 23rd Annual Buena Vista University Honor Band Festival will be held on Feb. 28. The following students from Storm Lake Middle School have been selected to perform in the festival: Shelby Overmohle, Jessica Mikel, Zach Kelly, Amy Kessler, Kelsey O'Bannon, James Simmons, Darren Johnson...
Newell gets closer to opening new day care (02/24/04)
Newell is getting closer to meeting the needs of families with young children requiring day care. The Newell Children's Center committee has worked diligently to make this dream a reality and it is hoped that the new facility will be open by this fall...
New math education program seems to be paying off in SL (02/24/04)
Several middle school math instructors gave a presentation on the Every Student Counts program at this months's Storm Lake Board of Education meeting. This middle school math skills program, which deals with math instruction and math concepts, has been offered to selective schools across the state. This is a three-year program...
BV Raceway gearing up for a new season (02/24/04)
With the start of the 2004 racing season only two months away, Lee and Becky Meyer are gearing up as "Checkered Flag Motorsports," the promoters at the Buena Vista County Raceway. "We are really looking forward to the season getting underway," said Lee. "Becky and I are excited about this new venture and we are planning to do more in 2004."...
Jail task force to build on old study (02/24/04)
The Buena Vista County Jail Task Force approved a motion Friday to try something old and something new in its recommendation to the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors for renovation of the county jail and courthouse. Unhappy with proposals made by its top three choices in consulting firms, the task force approved a motion by Storm Lake Director of Public Safety Mark Prosser, "to secure the services of Plepla and Associates of Des Moines in conjunction with an architect to evaluate the courthouse, jail and other buildings, complete with conceptual drawings of expansion and space needs.". ...
BVU's beloved 'rasslin' coach Baxter announces retirement (02/24/04)
After 26 seasons, 376 wins, eight conference titles, a dozen top 10 national finishes, 71 All-Americans and six national champions, there's only one thing Al Baxter and his Beavers could wrestle to a standstill. Time. In an emotional press conference Monday night, with many of his athletes standing by, Baxter announced his retirement from coaching Buena Vista University wrestling, after he finishes seeing three of his 2004 wrestlers through the Division III National Championships, where they qualified this past week.. ...
Board stands by decision to disqualify 2002 champion steer (02/24/04)
The Iowa State Fair Board on Friday upheld its earlier decision to disqualify the 2002 4-H grand champion market steer, reversing a decision by an administrative law judge. Fair Board President C.W. Thomas said the board reviewed the evidence and concluded that Pickles, the steer shown at the fair by Jenna Sievers, of New Liberty, was not the same calf registered in December 2001...
Majority of Iowans support plans to increase some taxes (02/24/04)
A majority of Iowans support Gov. Tom Vilsack's proposals to increase the cigarette tax and expand the sales tax, according to the copyright Iowa Poll in the Des Moines Sunday Register. The survey shows 70 percent of the state's adults favor raising the cigarette tax by 60 cents a pack...
Carroll romps past SLHS (02/24/04)
When a state-ranked team plays its best game of the season against your team, you have to give them all the credit. That's what fourth-ranked Carroll did on its home floor to Storm Lake High girls basketball team here Saturday night, beating the Tornadoes 81-56 in a regional semifinal...
Lady Mustangs two games from state (02/24/04)
Two down, two to go for the Newell-Fonda High girls basketball team. After winning a share of the Northwest Conference title with Sac City and finishing the regular season 19-2, the Lady Mustangs are on a roll going into their Class 1A, Region 1 semifinal game with Sentral-Fenton Tuesday night in Laurens...
SLHS senior wrestlers advance to state (02/24/04)
Storm Lake High's seniors came through here Saturday at the District 2 wrestling meet in Fort Dodge. Senior heavyweight Jake Droessler emerged the overall district champions while at 145 pounds. SHLH's senior George Romualdo took second and qualified for state...
Eclectic performer returns to Fair (02/24/04)
It's hard not to have a good time with Mr. Nick around. Nick Dattilo (he prefers simply "Mr. Nick"), has become a standard at the Buena Vista County Fair over the last couple of years, and says he will be back for the 2004 version July 22-25. His colorful traveling stage is hard to miss, as is the tiny red stunt panel truck he drives around the grounds...
Go & Do Calendar (02/24/04)
Leap Year in concert In honor of the leap year, the Fort Dodge Choral Society will be presenting "Leapin' Lizards," a concert of music for rare events, Sunday, February 29 at 3 p.m. The performance will be at Grace Lutheran Church, 211 South 9th Street, Fort Dodge. Tickets $8. Roberta Bochtler and Shannon Geisinger of Storm Lake are members of the choir...
Funeral Arrangements (02/24/04)
Chris P. Christensen October 11, 1954 - February 15, 2004 Chris P. Christensen, age 69, of Storm Lake, died Sunday, February 15, 2004, at the Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital in Kerrville, Texas following a sudden illness. Funeral services for Mr. Christensen were held Sunday, February 22, at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church. Burial with full military honors by Amvets Post 66 was in the Storm Lake Cemetery, under the direction of the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake...
Our Readers Respond (02/24/04)
Destination Park has golf and boat bugs to work out TO THE EDITOR: The Destination Park concept is the most exciting thing to be proposed for Storm Lake in many years. The local groups that have worked on this and Dave Ciaccio are to be congratulated for their efforts...