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Stories from Thursday, June 10, 2004

Benefit for Teresa Stuhr will be June 27 (06/10/04)
A benefit will be held for Teresa (Hinkeldey) Stuhr on Sunday, June 27 at the Alta Community Center from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Turkey filets or pork sandwiches will be available as will potato salad or chips, baked beans and bars for $4 per person. Teresa has been diagnosed with Acute Leukemia and is currently undergoing treatment. This event is being sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. ...
Team Alta to host community picnic Aug. 20-21; your help is needed (06/10/04)
Team Alta decided to hold the first annual Community-Wide Picnic, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20-21. This event is planned to be a very nice ending to summer and will be held the weekend before school starts. The events will be held at the Buena Vista County Fairgrounds. ...
City council hears concern over police dept. (06/10/04)
The Alta City Council was approached by a citizen who was concerned about the costs of having three police officers on the force and would like the council to consider having only two officers on the payroll. "We could cutback. There's a lot of waste going on here," he commented...
School board clarifies budget amendment (06/10/04)
A public hearing was held Monday evening at the Alta High School to allow the school board to approve the amendment of the 2003-04 fiscal year budget. A total of $200,000 will be transferred from the facility acquisition and construction line to the general fund. This amendment is necessary, said Superintendent Fred Maharry, "and in good faith. We have nothing to hide. There will be no additional tax askings."...
Governor applauds dedicated SM cook (06/10/04)
Carol Bunjes doesn't like the limelight - but she was recently in front of it. The dedicated and well-liked cook at St. Mary's School was recognized by Governor Tom Vilsack at the School Support Staff Appreciation Ceremony last Saturday along with several other school employees from across the state...
Schulte wins BV vote in bid to be 1st Iowa congresswoman (06/10/04)
Joyce Schulte is over the initial hurdle in her first attempt at public office, winning the Democratic primary in Iowa's 5th Congressional District, as well as in Buena Vista County. In the county vote Tuesday, Schulte had 94 votes, almost 49 percent of the Democratic ballots, besting Gene Blanshan with 38 percent and Sal Mohamad with 11 percent...
Hwy 20 setback stuns new leader (06/10/04)
From her office on Main Street in Sac City, Shirley Phillips glances out the window and watches an occasional big rig rumble past. To her, it looks a lot like opportunity driving on by. The newly-elected president of the U.S. 20 Corridor Association has just about run out of patience...
Denied raise, superintendent ponders her future at SC (06/10/04)
With a 3-2 vote Monday night, the Sioux Central school board denied its superintendent a salary raise for next year, raising the question of whether or not the district will be opening a search for a new superintendent. Sioux Central superintendent Dr. Bonnie Meier, who is paid $77,520 annually, was asking for an increase of 3.5 percent in salary and insurance. Despite the board's refusal to grant her a raise, it renewed Meier's contract for the coming year...
Engagements (06/10/04)
Jared Brostad and Shannon Black John and Roxie Brostad of Storm Lake are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their son, Jared Brostad, to Shannon Black, daughter of Chuck and Janet Petersen of Ashland, Nebraska. The groom-elect is a 1996 graduate of Storm Lake High School and a 2000 graduate of Buena Vista University with a BS in Biology. ...
Flagfest airshow ready to take off (06/10/04)
The sound of airplanes taking off and in flight will mesh with the camaraderie of pilots and other aviation enthusiasts this weekend during the Flagfest Airshow and Plight Breakfast at the Northwest Iowa Regional Airport in Spencer. The 20th annual pancake breakfast is scheduled from 7 a.m. until 10:30. a.m. on Sunday, June 13...
Tyson, union talks resume (06/10/04)
No progress was reported in contract talks between Tyson Foods and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union at the plant in Cherokee. Workers there have continued to work withouth a contract since rejecting the company's final contract proposal last month on a vote of 430-13. ...
Fire damages LeMars elevator (06/10/04)
A fire that destroyed part of a grain elevator business was still smoldering on Monday, two day after it started. Firefighters were called to the Le Mars Agri-Center Saturday night. Flames and thick black smoke could be seen for blocks as some 60 firefighters fought to keep the fire under control...
Four-run first boosts N-F past Storm Lake (06/10/04)
Boosted by a four-run top of the first, the Newell-Fonda baseball team notched its ninth straight win here Tuesday afternoon with an 8-3 win over Storm Lake. Senior Matt Stauter got the mound win, going the full seven innings and allowing just three runs on eight hits. He struck out three and walked one...
Wildcat nine gets key NW win over Sac City (06/10/04)
The Schaller-Crestland High baseball team improved to 5-3 overall here Tuesday night with a 12-2 win in five innings over Manson Northwest Webster. Monday night, meanwhile, the Wildcats improved to 3-1 in the Northwest Conference with a 5-4 win over Sac City in nine innings...
Saturday's marathon has small-town charm (06/10/04)
Each marathon - a grueling 26.2 mile road race - has it's own character, according to Storm Lake resident Andriette Wickstrom. She should know, having competed in 37 marathons since 1991. She says Saturday's Marathon to Marathon race that starts at Storm Lake High and ends in Marathon is no different...
Area Events (06/10/04)
Book Babies Book Babies will be on Saturday, June 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Storm Lake Public Library. Babies, toddlers under three, along with their parents and older siblings will enjoy teddy bear stories. After music and bubbles, Book Babies will toss toys with the parachute. The toddler craft will be a bear headband. Free. Call 732-8026...
Ranco blender bound for Africa (06/10/04)
Ranco Fertiservice, Inc., sent one of its volumetric fertilizer blenders by ship to Zambia last month, and the first step was getting loaded at the manufacturer in Sioux Rapids. A team of Ranco employees used four forklifts to ease the large, though not heavy, machine into the shipping container...
Business in Brief (06/10/04)
SL Hy-Vee wins company award The Hy-Vee in Storm Lake has been selected by Hy-Vee, Inc. as a winner in the company's 2004 Springtime Party competition. The Storm Lake Hy-Vee captured third place in its division in the annual event, held the first weekend of May at all 220 Hy-Vee and Drug Town stores in the Midwest...
F, H & C honors employees (06/10/04)
Nearly 100 committed staff members attended Faith, Hope & Charity's appreciation dinner held in late May. Administration staff members donned red, white and blue to fit the patriotic theme and decorated the Storm Lake Municipal Golf course with Fourth of July colors to match...
Funeral Arrangements (06/10/04)
Ruth Otten April 27, 1927 - May 12, 2004 Services for Ruth "Elaine" Otten, 77, rural Chetek, were held May 17 at Chetek Lutheran Church with Pastor Keith Ruehlow and Sam Koche officiating. She died Wednesday, May 12, at her home. She was born April 27, 1927, in Linn Grove, to Lars and Alice (Karlsson) Benson. ...
Readers Respond (06/10/04)
A casino would bring money into Storm Lake TO THE EDITOR: Reading the Paper about a casino boat on the lake sounds good to me. Each month there is a bus twice from Storm Lake, twice from Early, heading to Sloan, Iowa. On the same bus trip there are people from Algona, Emmetsburg, Spencer, Highway 3 & 71 all going to Sloan...