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Stories from Tuesday, July 27, 2004

EDUCATION BRIEFS (07/27/04)
CE sports at SL registration School Registration will be held August 4 and 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Be sure to stop by the CommUNITY Ed table located just inside the Middle School Commons. Registration forms for CE Flag Football and Soccer as well as registration forms for the Northwest Youth Padded Football League will be available. There will also be an opportunity for parents to become Tornado Booster Club members...
After 40 years, a BVU student restores family ties to the Cuban Fatherland (07/27/04)
For Buena Vista University student Danielle Martinez, taking a trip to Cuba earlier this past academic year for her J-Term course was a given. Last January, along with more than 20 other students and faculty, The BVU senior boarded a plane. Regardless of cost or frayed nerves or anything else that might stand in her way, getting a chance to visit her father's homeland wasn't something she was about to miss...
Former Storm Lake DJ still on the mike at 75 (07/27/04)
She always starts with Frank Sinatra. 'Ol Blue Eyes has been kicking off Pat Chrischilles' radio programs for over ten years now. Just as the music starts to fade, Chrischilles' chimes in with her glossy voice to introduce the day's show. At 75-years-old, Chrischilles is quite possibly the oldest woman DJ playing songs from the 20s, 30s and 40s...
DNR area parks leader calls it quits after 31 years (07/27/04)
Michael Schoneboom, northwest district supervisor for the parks bureau, announced his retirement after 31 years with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. July 30 will mark his last day. One of his last projects was to contribute to the planning of the proposed State Park at Storm Lake's Casino Beach area, now under consideration by DNR leaders...
Area man's Case relics highlight Threshermen (07/27/04)
Collecting Cases has been a lifelong hobby for Bruce Lenz of rural Manson. Next month, that hobby will bring Lenz to the national Case expo which will be held at the annual Albert City Threshermen and Collectors show in Albert City. The International J.I. Case Heritage Foundation will hold its 18th Annual Exposition in concert with the Threshermen's Show Aug. 13-15...
County weighs AWAYSIS, Concordia decisions (07/27/04)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors will decide Tuesday whether it will contribute $600,000 over a six-year period to tie rural Buena Vista County in with the Project AWAYSIS destination park concept. It will also try to reach a decision on buying the former Concordia building for a potential new jail site...
Kerry brings ideals, and a lucky omen, to Iowa visit (07/27/04)
Amidst a crowd of 3,000 supporters, a couple of specially invited Storm Lakers joined Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry for a northwest Iowa visit Saturday as a prelude to the Democratic National Convention. The rally was held at the Anderson Dance Pavilion in Sioux City, and was attended by several key Democratic politicians, including Iowa governor Tom Vilsack. ...
Fair Queen Coronation (07/27/04)
Monika Hill, daughter of Pom and Mark Hill, Storm Lake, the 2004 Little Miss, meets Lindsay Landgraf, daughter of Joyce and John Landgraf, Storm Lake, during her coronation as 2004 Buena Vista County Fair Queen Saturday night. ...
Engagement (07/27/04)
Joshua Grundmeier and Laura Craig Laura Eileen Craig and Joshua Gary Grundmeier of Plymouth, MN, together with their parents, Bob and Linda Craig of Cherokee, and Gary and Peg Grundmeier of Storm Lake, wish to announce their engagement. Laura is a 1996 graduate of Cherokee High School and a 2000 graduate of Buena Vista University with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management degree. ...
Anniversaries (07/27/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Schmidt On Saturday, July 31, a joint celebration will be held to honor the 45th wedding anniversary of Darwin and Betty Schmidt and the 25th anniversary of Bob and Tonia Toomer. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Toomer The family members invite friends and relatives to join them in celebrating at Reiff Park, south of Early, from 4 to 9 p.m...
Wedding (07/27/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Smith Jennifer Jean Clem and Mark Lee Smith were married November 29, 2003, at the First Christian Church of Ames with Pastor David Digby officiating. Parents of the couple are Sandra Hostetter of Nevada, Gary and Sue Clem of Nevada, Carlen Smith and the late Floyd Smith of Storm Lake...
Three bikers die in plane crash (07/27/04)
The three men killed in this weekend's plane crash in residential neighborhood all shared a love of cycling. Friends and family have identified the men as Bill Neal, 58, a prominent developer and community leader, Scott Nelson, 38, a commercial real estate broker and Leo Schuster, 50, a Loveland homebuilder...
Bells go silent in Royal following crimes, threats on church buyer (07/27/04)
The stakes in Royal continue to escalate in the aftermath of last week's city council meeting, where the discussion over a petition requesting the discontinuation of bells and music played from an electronic digital carillon transpired. A handful of reports regarding several alleged illegal activities have occurred following the Wednesday evening meeting...
Errors spell doom for Mustangs (07/27/04)
Kingsley-Pierson scored the winning run here Saturday night on a squeeze bunt play in the bottom of the seventh to beat the Newell-Fonda softball team 4-3, ending the Mustangs' season in the regional semifinals. Newell-Fonda held a 3-0 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning, but the Mustangs led K-P back in the game with four errors...
Chargers suffer season-ending defeat (07/27/04)
North Kossuth ended the Laurens-Marathon softball team's hopes for a second consecutive state tournament berth here Saturday night with a 1-0 win over the Chargers. Charger righthander Bryn Johnson took the hard luck mound loss, giving up just two hits and one run, which was earned. She didn't walk a batter and struck out three North Kossuth hitters...
Mustangs to open with Granville-Spalding (07/27/04)
The Granville-Spalding baseball team has already dispatched one Northwest Conference team on what it hopes will be a run to its third state title in the past five years, but another one awaits the War Eagles Wednesday in Carroll. Granville-Spalding defeated Alta 16-6 in Granville Thursday night in a substate game, improving to 25-9 and advancing to the Class 1A Iowa State Tournament...
Brown, Indians shut down Tornadoes (07/27/04)
Hard-throwing Spirit Lake righthander Katie Brown, a Storm Lake native, yielded three bunt singles and a bloop hit to right here Monday night in shutting down the Storm Lake High softball team 5-0 in a Region Final game. Spirit Lake, 45-4 on the season, advanced to next week's Class 3A state tourney in Fort Dodge...
Corn contest, midnight swim at SR celebration (07/27/04)
Sioux Rapids Tall Corn Days will be held Friday and Saturday, July 30 and 31. Plans are now being made for City Wide Garage Sales on Friday and Saturday. You can register for a garage sale by calling City Hall, 283-2737 or the Bulletin Press, 283-2500 or 283-2045. Maps will be made available at selected businesses in Sioux Rapids...
Coming Attractions (07/27/04)
Summer rolls on with its parade of adventuresome, plotless fare from Hollywood. Let the thinking films wait for fall. Next out of the cinematic litter box is "Catwoman," the old tale of Batman's sexy nemesis, done up in a large package with very small wardrobe...
Funeral Arrangements (07/27/04)
Kelly Combes May 26, 1961 - July 19, 2004 Memorial Services for Kelly D. Combes, age 43, were held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt on Thursday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m, with Pastor Woody Clauson officiating. Burial was in Lone Tree Cemetery at Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Our Readers Respond (07/27/04)
Patience is best weapon TO THE EDITOR: Like almost every one else, I'm glad to see Saddam Hussein gone. But I don't agree with President Bush's "go it alone" policy. And the increase in the national debt bothers me a great deal. We've destroyed a country and now it's our financial and moral responsibility to rebuild it...
One Man's Views (07/27/04)
I admit it. I'm a technophobe who would rather spend the day combing the beach and the night under the stars than doing what I do, which is endlessly punching away at a computer. I have yet to find the program that feels as good as warm sand between your toes...