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Stories from Thursday, April 15, 2004

Alta authors to be recognized at library open house Sunday (04/15/04)
Celebrate National Library Week (April 18-24) by attending an authors' reception at the Alta Community Library Sunday, April 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. The library is featuring several Alta-area authors. Barbara Ann Derksen wrote 'Mind Trap,' a fictional account of a woman's anger gone to extremes. ...
Alta School Board changes requirements, approves contracts and resignations (04/15/04)
Alta High School will be increasing the number of credits required for graduation, beginning with the class of 2008. In looking at high schools of comparable size, it was brought to the attention of a committee made up of teachers and high school principal Larry Martin that the number of required credits varies from 40-56 hours. Alta High School will make the jump from 44 to 48, the school board approved Monday...
Protests answer BV County plan to merge precincts (04/15/04)
The Buena Vista County board of supervisors got an earful at a public meeting in Truesdale last week as it began the process of consolidating voting precincts in the county. County residents attending the meeting said they were unhappy with losing so much, that they live in the country because they like the peace and quiet but felt that taking a precinct away was one more way the rural areas are losing...
BV University's Habitat for Humanity to host symposium (04/15/04)
Buena Vista University's student organization Habitat for Humanity is hosting an Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES) Symposium on "Habitat for Humanity: Building from the Ground Up." Four separate sessions will take place on Saturday, April 17, in Hansen Room 8 of the Harold Walter Siebens Forum...
Week of the Young Child, Gingerbread House to hold events (04/15/04)
Gingerbread House will hold the Week of the Young Child from April 19-23. Several events and activities will take place for the children at Gingerbread. The schedule is as follows: Monday, April 19 - Outdoor Activity Day All rooms except for the babies will go outside to do age-appropriate games outside. We will go in 30-minute shifts. ICCC students will help with the morning events. The schedule will be as follows:...
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser (04/15/04)
A Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Gingerbread House will be held on Saturday, May 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gingerbread House, 525 Oat Street. Cost will be $6 adults, $3 children under 12, and children 5 and under are free. Proceeds will go toward several new projects including educational materials, computer hardware, a bus shelter, and an outdoor play area. Dine in or carryouts available. ...
Wendelsdorf drug case set for sentencing (04/15/04)
A key figure in the high-profile Shelby Duis murder trial in Buena Vista County in 2000 now could face up to five years in prison for an unrelated drug conviction, Dickinson County Attorney Rosalise Olson announced. Jesse Wendelsdorf, 29, Spirit Lake, was one of three people arrested on the night of Nov. 25, after authorities searched the Judy Lynn Laue residence in Milford. Police say they found 1.2 grams of methamphetamine at the residence...
A Sobering Drama (04/15/04)
Storm Lake High School students were called out of classes Wednesday for a shocking surprise - two smashed cars head to head in the school parking lot, with a red-splattered classmate draped over a hood, and others trapped inside. Operation Prom is a simulated drunk-driving tragedy staged every other year at the school, in hopes of convincing the students not to drink and drive. Storm Lake High School's real prom is this Saturday night at Buena Vista University...
Sailing program: 'anchors aweigh' for 2004 (04/15/04)
Last year, the Storm Lake Kiwanis Community Sailing academy launched 150 young people into the waves, and this year's program is about to set sail with its keel cutting even deeper aspirations. "It's been all volunteer-driven, and it's been very gratifying to see how well the community has taken to the sailing programs," said Rick Peterson, founder of the sailing classes...
Wedding (04/15/04)
Jessica Still and Joshua Jensen, both of Galva, were united in marriage on December 27, 2003 at St. John Lutheran Church in Galva. The candlelight ceremony took place at 5:30 p.m. and was officiated by Pastor Paul Egger. Bob and Darlene Still, Galva, are parents of the bride. ...
Directors of Maritime Museum call in past 'Save the Park' pledges (04/15/04)
The current board of directors of the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum has explored several possible alternatives for dealing with the $1.7 million debt for which it assumed responsibility last fall. The alternatives were reviewed at a board meeting Monday, April 12, in Arnolds Park, and a decision was made on how to proceed...
Iowa Central increases tuition 7%, cuts staff (04/15/04)
Iowa Central Community College will increase tuition and reduce staff and programs to offset a budget shortfall. The college will raise tuition by $6 a tuition hour, or about 7 percent, college President Bob Paxton said at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting...
Storm Lake boys second at PV meet (04/15/04)
The Storm Lake High boys track and field team took second place here Tuesday afternoon in the Prairie Valley Gowrie Warrior Invitational. Roland Story won the meet with 99 points to 87 for the Tornado boys and 73.5 for Webster City. Humboldt (49 points), Eagle Grove (38) and Manson (36 points) were the last three team finishers...
St. Mary's girls tracksters on roll (04/15/04)
The Storm Lake St. Mary's girls track and field team is in a roll. The Panthers won their first meet in four years here Tuesday afternoon, winning the Class 1A portion of the Alta Invitational. The Lady Panthers finished with 124 points to 112 for Spalding Catholic and 105 for Remsen-St. Mary's. Aurelia was fourth with 84 points while Whiting and Twin River Valley were fifth and sixth, respectively...
Alta girls second at own invitational meet (04/15/04)
The Alta girls track and field team took third place here Tuesday in the A Division of its own Invitational. Ar-We-Va won with 143 points to 106 for Hinton, and 100 for Alta. Schaller-Crestland took fifth with 46 points while Newell-Fonda took sixth with 44 points...
Go & Do Calendar (04/15/04)
'Grossology' display now open at Sanford RC Fun Fly April 17 at Storm Lake Airport Singles Dance April 17 at the KC Hall BVU presents original drama. 'Straight Leg' Cookbook author featured for Library Week Book Club explores spring literary choices...
Sugar Bowl to open clearance, sale store (04/15/04)
Storm Lake will soon have a bargain gift store when the Sugar Bowl opens its discount outlet at 521 Michigan Ave. The store, Sugar Bowl, Too, is slated to open on May 1, Sugar Bowl's Mike Kohler said. "We will be offering clearance items from the Sugar Bowl as well as new manufacturers' close outs," Kohler said. "We are going to be able to offer our customers 'deep' discounts."...
Two-wheelers keep on turning (04/15/04)
As the sun climbs higher in the sky and the grass turns greener, more and more people's thoughts turn to getting outdoors and there's no better way to enjoy an Iowa spring and summer than on a bike. And there doesn't seem to be a better place to get on one, than Lakeshore Cyclery and Fitness...
Funeral Arrangements (04/15/04)
Loren M. Ellrich January 25, 1917 - June 27, 2002 Graveside memorial services for Loren M. Ellrich, 85, of New Orleans, LA, formerly of Newell and Storm Lake, will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Newell Cemetery in Newell, with Pastor Greg Baskerville officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Newell American Legion Post. The Redig Funeral Home of Aurelia is in charge of arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (04/15/04)
When it looked like the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors was going to refuse to help a little boy get help for his hearing loss from a personal trust that is in place to fill just such a need, my reaction was - well, I can't print what my reaction was...