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Stories from Thursday, July 29, 2004

On a split vote, county offers $500,000 for park (07/29/04)
After considerable discussion regarding the general state of county finances, and particularly where the money for a new project would come from, the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors Tuesday in a split 3-2 vote agreed to fund $500,000 toward the Storm Lake Project AWAYSIS destination park plan...
Free informational session for child safety (07/29/04)
Do you worry that your kids are not totally safe when they are home alone? Plan to attend this free informational session presented by Bob Swanson from the Storm Lake Police Department on Saturday, August 7 at 10 a.m. in the Center for Women at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center...
DNR to upgrade fish stripping site (07/29/04)
Plans call for the expansion of the Department of Natural Resources building at Casino Beach in Storm Lake. The structure was built just a couple of years ago as a fish stripping site for the DNR's efforts to restock statewide waters with walleye produced from Storm Lake eggs...
Christie Vilsack seeks rural voters in her convention speech (07/29/04)
Iowa's First Lady reached out to small town and rural voters as she spoke at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night. "My father, an Iowa farm boy and small-town lawyer, and my mother, a homemaker from Missouri, taught me the values that their parents taught them," Christie Vilsack said. "They were children of the Depression and survivors of a world war. They championed the underdog."...
$750,000 lighthouse anchors park plan (07/29/04)
The lighthouse is becoming a trademark of Storm Lake, to rival the famed windmills of Pella and Orange City. The next lighthouse to hit the horizon in Storm Lake will be the most ambitious yet, a $750,000, 65-foot-tall signature element of the Project AWAYSIS destination park that visitors will be able to climb for a spectacular view over the parks and lakes...
Samaritans save family (07/29/04)
A Storm Lake home at 1708 Rose Lane was destroyed by fire early Wednesday, and a number of people who rushed in to awaken the family may have saved five lives. Firefighters were called in shortly after 6:30 a.m. Two employees of Carrington Electric, several neighbors, and a passing motorist had noticed fire burning on the south exterior wall of the home and pounded on the doors and windows to alert sleeping occupants. ...
Fuel oil leak runs into SL city sewer, pollutes area creek (07/29/04)
A leaking tank sent up to 270 gallons of fuel oil into Poor Farm Creek in Storm Lake over the weekend, killing an undetermined number of fish. Employees at a business on Lake Avenue noticed a fuel oil smell on Saturday, but did not report it until 3 p.m. Monday. An old fuel tank in the basement of the building had leaked into a sump pump, which then pumped to a floor drain and flowed into a storm sewer. Buena Vista University manages the building...
Anniversaries (07/29/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Don Breon Don "Tuffy" and Marie Breon of Fonda will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open house from 4-8 p.m. at the KC Hall in Fonda on Saturday, August 14. Their children and families will host the event. The couple requests no gifts, please...
Motorist tells troopers of terrorist plans (07/29/04)
A motorist stopped along Interstate 80 earlier this month told state troopers he knew of terrorist plans to shoot trams and trains in San Diego and people tied to al-Qaida, according to court papers. Michael Wagner, 44, of San Diego, pleaded innocent Tuesday in U.S. District Court to being a felon in possession of body armor and weapons...
Panther softball statistics released (07/29/04)
Freshman Abby Richardson emerged the leading average hitter this season for the Storm Lake-St. Mary's softball team, according to statistics released this week by the team's coach, Brad Wild. Richardson, a shortstop, notched 44 hits in 91 at-bats this season for an impressive .484 batting average. She also led the Lady Panthers in runs-scored with 29, hit 12 doubles, two triples and drove in 21 runs. She also stole 12 bases...
Mustangs fall short at state (07/29/04)
Granville-Spalding has been characterized as a singles-hitting team this year after losing five starters off last year's state tournament team. Indeed, the Spartans hit their share of singles here Wednesday night in their 12-4 win over Newell-Fonda in a state quarterfinal tournament game...
Area Events in Brief (07/29/04)
HEARTSONG AT THRESHERMEN SHOW - The popular gospel music group Heartspell will close the entertainment tent schedule for the Albert City Threshermen Show . The concert is 2 p.m. Sunday, August 15 at the site near Albert City. The concert is free with showgrounds admission...
Lode farms through the years in a new Sanford exhibit (07/29/04)
The Sanford Museum and Planetarium in Cherokee is pleased to announce the opening of our new West Gallery exhibit, "Three Generations of Lode Farms." Displayed are replicas of three generations of Lode farmsteads. They were constructed by Werner Lode of Sheldon. ...
Dakota Opry, Poker Alice Band offer country concert (07/29/04)
"The Dakota Opry," a two-hour music show from South Dakota, makes its Iowa debut at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, at the Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, with special guest artists, Iowa's own old-time country stars Bob and Sheila Everhart. The Everharts join Dakota Opry stars John and Susan McNeill, Owen DeJong, and Nick Schwebach, who are familiar to those who have seen one of three presentations of "A Celebration of Hank Williams" at the center. ...
College financial experts: start saving early (07/29/04)
Just keep putting those dollars into the piggy bank when your child is a baby, and you should be fine for paying for college, right? Maybe not, according to educational and financial advisors who know the ropes about investing wisely for a college education...
Funeral Annoucements (07/29/04)
Colleen Perry January 16, 1931 - July 23, 2004 Funeral services for Colleen Perry, 73, Aurelia, were held Monday, July 26, at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Jack Weida officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia...
Viewpoint (07/29/04)
When I was talking to Harold Musolf out in Seattle for a story about the International Case Exposition coming to the Albert City Threshermen's Show Aug. 13-15, I couldn't help but think about my own adventure (or should I say misadventure) into auto collecting. While the classic I acquired may not have been as rare as Howard's 1912 Case car, I still fondly remember my 1950 Studebaker pickup...
Our Readers Respond (07/29/04)
Being a happy tourist in your own home county TO THE EDITOR: No need to wait for our Destination Park to be completed. You can be an enthusiastic tourist right now in your very own country. Pack up the camera and binoculars and head north to the Little Sioux River...