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Stories from Monday, June 7, 2004

The Heart of Rugby (06/07/04)
It has been said rugby is a ruffian's sport played by gentleman. Not many will argue there is plenty of roughness and even a little lawlessness to the sport. As for the gentlemen, some will say size and power are less important than what is on the inside...
Remarkable records spur on the marathon (06/07/04)
There will be some remarkable runners taking part in the ninth annual Marathon to Marathon on Saturday, June 12 - even if they aren't at the front of the pack. Three running veterans have signed up to uphold their tradition of having participated in every Marathon held here. They are Douglas Bryner, a 53-year-old from Ames, Jim McKillop, 56, Des Moines, and Jerry Sombke, a ripe 68, from Freeburn, Minn...
Benefactor plugs in technology (06/07/04)
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center recently received a very generous donation from the estate of the late Paula Schmidt that will fund the new "Paula Schmidt Computer Learning Center" at BVRMC. Additional funds from her estate have been designated for the BVRMC Nursing Scholarship program...
Nursing scholarships to 3 area students (06/07/04)
The Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Nursing Scholarship committee has awarded $1000 scholarships to each of three nursing students for the 2004-2005 academic year. The recipients are Melissa Temple, Newell; Brooke Perry, Aurelia; and Sally Bonnesen, also from Aurelia. Bonnesen received the Jenny Perry Memorial scholarship...
Mentoring volunteers make commitment (06/07/04)
The Storm Lake School District has partnered with CommUNITY Education and the Prevention Department of Northwest Iowa Alcohol and Drug Treatment Unit to develop a mentoring program which benefits students as well as those who give of their time to serve as the role models...
Marketing firm winning top advertising awards (06/07/04)
It might not be Wall Street, but walleye street is working just fine for a vibrant young marketing firm that is winning top advertising awards and hooking an impressive clientele. Call and Associates - Creative Marketing Professionals can be found behind a bait shop in the small area town of Milford, but with a boatload of ADDY Awards recently won signifying the best work the American Advertising Federation has seen in the region, the firm is making waves in the industry...
Task force sees plan for new $5.5m jail, asks for an option (06/07/04)
It's back to the drawing board as the Buena Vista County jail task force continues to search for an answer to its jail and courthouse problems and how to sell it to the public. On Thursday morning, the jail task force heard analysis of and projections for the Buena Vista County Jail. ...
Old-school style, new blood talent (06/07/04)
The band will play on. Just in time for the first concert of the year this summer, the Storm Lake Municipal Band has found a new young director to take the helm at the classic old bandshell. Jason Heeren, the band director for the Aurelia Schools, is thrilled with the sudden opportunity. "I'm going to be a doing a lot of learning from this. I love the music, and I enjoy being able to teach it and conduct it. This is an opportunity that I never expected."...
Casino fight 'nothing new' (06/07/04)
Cal Johnson isn't telling people to vote "yes" to put a casino boat on Storm Lake. All he is asking, he says, is for them to go into an election with an open mind. The formation of a "Don't Gamble With Our Future" committee to fight a casino hasn't phased the driving force behind a petition for a legalized gambling license for Buena Vista County...
More state jobs to be cut (06/07/04)
More than 400 state jobs will be cut to make the state budget balance, Gov. Tom Vilsack said Thursday. The cuts will come through early retirements, leaving vacant positions unfilled and layoffs. Vilsack estimated that 284 workers are eligible for early retirement but not all may take advantage of the offering...
A tradition of excellence (06/07/04)
Tradition breeds winning, and the Storm Lake-St. Mary's baseball team has done a lot of that in the school's long history. Wednesday night on their home field, the Panthers rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to turn a 3-1 deficit into a thrilling 4-3 win over Alta, which just the night before had defeated Northwest Conference favorite Sioux Central...
Errors plague Tornadoes in home loss to Spencer (06/07/04)
Plagued by eight errors, the Storm Lake High baseball team dropped its Lakes Conference opener here at the SLHS field Wednesday night to Spencer, 10-5. Tornado lefthander Nick Sorbe went the first five inning and took the loss. Although he gave up nine runs, just one was earned...
Mustangs top Sioux Central (06/07/04)
Newell-Fonda scored six runs in the second inning and added five in the fourth and went on to beat Sioux Central here 15-3 in a five-inning game limited by the ten-run rule. Senior Mustang righthander Matt Stauter allowed just three runs on five hits, walking four in the contest...
Go & Do Calendar (06/07/04)
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A 'Celebration' bound for Spectacular (06/07/04)
Celebration Iowa, a feature attraction at this year's Star Spangled Spectacular in Storm Lake July 4th, strives to reflect the quality of Iowa high school music programs in a unique, service-oriented summer music experience. Together with a talented staff of teachers and professionals, the members of Celebration Iowa present an action-packed two-hour show that includes song, dance, and jazz band favorites for audience members of all ages to enjoy...
Funeral Arrangements (06/07/04)
Tyler Turnquist May 28 - June 1, 2004 Services for Tyler Jonathan Turnquist, four days old, were held Friday, June 4 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alta with Pastor Mark Abraham officiating. Burial was in the Scandinavian Cemetery in Alta. Tyler Jonathan Turnquist was born on May 28 to Jon and Carrie (Sieger) Turnquist in Storm Lake...
Guest Opinion (06/07/04)
There has been a lot of controversy over the recent board meetings in the Sioux Central school district. Right, wrong or indifferent the three of the four administrators received a 3 percent raise after the school board reconvened. The fourth administrator, the superintendent, will be on an upcoming agenda. Who won? I don't know, I think only time will tell if the school district can afford the pay raise...
Our Readers Respond (06/07/04)
Thanks for the e-mail... TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to all my friends who sent me such important emails in 2003! It's so wonderful that you included me in your quest to inform! Because of all of you: I stopped drinking Coca-Cola after I found out that it's good for removing toilet stains...