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Stories from Thursday, July 15, 2004

Tractor pulls to be featured (07/15/04)
If classic tractor pulling isn't enough action for you, then you'll want to check out this year's Buena Vista County Fair in which two alternate pulling competitions will be featured. The Antique Tractor Pull will be held Saturday, July 24 at 10 a.m., which is a recent time change from 11:00 a.m. ...
Parade to be held in Alta (07/15/04)
The Annual Buena Vista County Fair Parade will take place in Alta beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21. Lineup is at 5 p.m. at the corner of Seventh Street and Main Street near the high school (follow the directions of the parade officials.)...
Alta School Board makes decisions on where funds will be spent (07/15/04)
The Alta School Board discussed many issues at its regular meeting Monday night. Superintendent Fred Maharry thanked Jim Carney, Storm Lake Hy-Vee manager for a $2,000 check which was sent to the school as part of the Commitment to Community Excellence Program. The money will be used for technology for kindergarten through eighth grade students...
Newell Children's Center a reality (07/15/04)
Lynette Jacobs was recently hired as Center Director for Newell Children's Center. She has been an active participant on the Daycare Board in Newell for about two years. Jacobs' experiences include providing in-home child care service in Newell for the past seven years. Prior to that, she provided daycare services in Illinois...
BV County to sponsor Explore 2004 camps (07/15/04)
Buena Vista County Conservation Board will be sponsoring various Explore 2004 day camps this summer. These day camps provide a fun and educational way to learn about the environment. The cost is $5 per day camp or $10 for both day camps. Participants must be preregistered by noon on July 19 to be able to attend any of the sessions. All day camps will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the dates and locations listed below:...
U.S. 20 Assoc. meets to dicuss plans, Summit in August (07/15/04)
The U.S. 20 Association will discuss plans for the upcoming U.S. 20 Summit being planned for August 19 during their regular meeting this Friday, July 16, in Holstein. The meeting will be held at the Lohff-Schumann Community Center and begin at 10 a.m. The public is welcome...
WEST SIDE STORY (07/15/04)
The 1950's Broadway hit "West Side Story," rich in drama, comedy, familiar songs and intricate dance scenes, debuted on the Buena Vista Community Theater stage at the Roxy Theater in Alta last night. Shows will continue nightly at 7:30 p.m. through Saturday, July 17, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, July 18...
Police K-9 fund growing (07/15/04)
Storm Lake Police officers are heartened by the early response to their fundraising campaign to purchase a new police dog. "We've had numerous people come to us with donations, both private individuals and area businesses," Captain Todd Erskine told the Pilot-Tribune. "Not only have local residents helped us out, we've had people mail in donations from other cities after they had heard that we lost our last animal."...
$26m scientific showplace being readied for dedication (07/15/04)
They call it the "glass beaker," this massive rotunda at the entrance to the new Estelle Siebens Science Center at Buena Vista University, and it is every bit as impressive in smoked glass and steel this afternoon as it was in architectural watercolors on the drawing board when first glimpsed going on two years ago...
Schaller man gets 75 years in child sex abuse (07/15/04)
A Schaller man was sentenced July 6 in Sac County Court to what amounts to a life term for child abuse. Joseph Doyle Garriott, 57, of 100 S. Berwick Street in Schaller, was sentenced to three consecutive 25-year prison terms, according to Sac County Attorney Earl Hardisty. ...
Project AWAYSIS seeks $600,000 from county (07/15/04)
The Buena Vista County Supervisors seemed responsive to a funding request to tie rural areas in with the Project AWAYSIS destination park concept in Storm Lake at the board's meeting Tuesday at the county courthouse. The board will make its official decision whether to give a financial commitment letter at its next meeting. ...
Engagements (07/15/04)
Megan Hurd and Shane Washnieski Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hurd of Alta, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Washnieski of Larkspur, CO, are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Megan Hurd and Shane Washnieski. Megan is a 1996 graduate of Schaller-Crestland High School in Early and graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Construction Engineering in May 2001. Megan is currently employed by The Weitz Company, a general contractor, in Denver, CO, as a project manager...
Lightning strike sends 'Boji resorts scrambling (07/15/04)
Manhattan Beach Resort chief financial officer Tom Grimsley said patrons of a popular cluster of rental units on West Lake Okoboji should be able to use the nearby private beach before the end of the week. Until then, the public is urged to avoid the immediate area around Manhattan Beach on the west side of West Lake Okoboji. A lightning storm Sunday temporarily knocked out a pumping station causing sewage to back up near the resort...
Cass County Dems asks sheriff, county attorney to resign (07/15/04)
The Cass County Democratic Central Committee has called for the resignation of two Republican county officials who have been criticized for the way they have managed their offices. The committee called for the resignations of Sheriff Larry Jones, who's being investigated by the Iowa attorney general's office, and county Attorney James Barry, who was recently reprimanded by a state board...
Christie Vilsack gets speaking role at national convention (07/15/04)
Christie Vilsack will deliver a speech at the Democrats' national convention later this month, the Democratic Party announced Tuesday. Vilsack, wife of Gov. Tom Vilsack, is scheduled to speak on Tuesday, July 27, the second day of the four-day convention in Boston...
Traditional rivals SM, Alta to face off Friday in playoffs (07/15/04)
Baseball tradition will be on display as well as a good old fashioned Northwest Conference rivalry here Friday night when the Storm Lake-St. Mary's and Alta baseball team's hookup in a district semifinal playoff game. "We've had some great games with St. Mary's on the tournament trail over the years and this should be no different," said Alta coach Jerry Braunschweig Wednesday afternoon. "And this should be a good game for fans to watch."...
Mustangs rout Chargers in playoffs; CCE up next (07/15/04)
A 13-run inning is what coaches pray for in the playoffs, at least when his team is hitting. That's what Newell-Fonda coach Del Rieman got here Wednesday night, as his Mustangs erupted for 13 runs in the third inning and went on to cruise past Laurens-Marathon 17-0 in five innings in a district quarterfinal baseball game...
Denison rips SLHS (07/15/04)
The Storm Lake High baseball team finished its season with a 16-12 record overall here Wednesday night with a 13-1 loss to Denison. Denison had two big inning in which it scored its runs, including six in the fourth and seven in the fifth. The Tornadoes open regional tournament play Saturday against LeMars in Orange City, but coach Bill McCabe didn't seem overly concerned that Wednesday's loss would carry over into Saturday...
Two-minute drill (07/15/04)
MUSTANG VB CAMP The 2004 Newell-Fonda Mustang volleyball camp will be held Aug. 10-13 at Newell-Fonda High School in Newell. The camp is for youngsters entering grades 5-8 and will take place each day from noon to 2:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is $25 and entries are due by July 28, 2004...
Cylones gets wins over G-H and up play vs. Pocahontas (07/15/04)
The Alta High softball team played its best game of the season here Tuesday morning in a 9-2 win over traditionally strong Pocahontas. Pocahontas scored one run in the bottom of the first, but Alta came back with two in the top of the third for a short-lived 2-1 lead...
Hanover festival will feature fun, food and entertainment (07/15/04)
Mark your calendars. The eighth annual Hanover Historical Society Festival is set for Sunday, Aug. 29 and will feature good music, good food and lots of fun. The event will be held from 2-7 p.m. Visitors to the festival are reminded to bring their lawn chairs to sit and enjoy the afternoon planned...
Storm Lake featured in 'Portraits' book (07/15/04)
Storm Lake, Cherokee, Spencer and 22 other Iowa communities have been selected to be part of a one-of-a-kind, limited-edition book to be published later this year. The book, "Portraits of Iowa: Pride In Our Hometown," will be a collective effort by newspapers across the state, to tell the inside story of 25 of Iowa's most unique and interesting communities...
Film Review (07/15/04)
"It smells like a burning turd... with hair on it." So says one character in "Anchorman" describing the secret seduction cologne worn by another, but it could also well describe the acting talent of star Will Farrell. "Anchorman" is a 90-minute version of a Saturday Night Live skit, but it has its moments - a street rumble between the newsroom staffs of various television stations including the pipe-smoking boys from PBS, had me laughing so hard I nearly wet myself...
Peak Performance for healthy lifestyle (07/15/04)
If the shoe fits, wear it, doesn't quite describe how the average customer shops at Peak Performance in Storm Lake. "It will be a different shoe buying experience," said Scott Randall, manager and Storm Lake native. "We don't look at the fashion of the shoe. We look at the foundation of the shoe."...
Edward Jones hosts retirement workshop (07/15/04)
Edward Jones Investments at 114 E. Fifth St. in Storm Lake will host an educational workshop on retirement benefits and long-term care needs 10-11 a.m. Friday, July 23 at its offices in Storm Lake. Bob Eustice, regional representative for John Hancock, will review long-term care planning needs. Eustice will address questions regarding a variety of issues on long-term care...
Farmers eligible for loan applications (07/15/04)
State Executive Director Darryl J. McLaren announced that farm operators who have suffered major forage/crop production and/or physical losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred May 19 and continuing, may be eligible for an emergency loan. Applications for assistance should be completed at the Buena Vista County FSA Office located at 1621 N. Lake Avenue, Storm Lake...
Funeral Announcements (07/15/04)
Agnes Ness August 26, 1904 - July 9, 2004 Funeral Services for Agnes C. Ness, age 99, of Elk Point, South Dakota, formerly of Sioux Rapids, were held Tuesday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church at Sioux Rapids with Reverend John Cain officiating. Burial was in the Aryshire Cemetery. Services were under the direction of the Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids...
One Man's Opinion (07/15/04)
My friend Chad Hoffman and I recently returned to Iowa after playing hooky from life for 18 days, embarking on a five-city vacation that let us watch grown men play baseball in some of America's greatest stadiums. To paraphrase the great first baseman Lou Gehrig, we were two of the luckiest guys on the face of the Earth, and we savored every minute of it. ...
Our Readers Respond (07/15/04)
Leave room in Destination Park for historic structures TO THE EDITOR: During a recent visit to Storm Lake my wife and I heard about great plans for developing the Storm Lake area with particular emphasis on the lake itself and its immediate surroundings...