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Stories from Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Harvard (08/24/04)
Kyle Glienke, Aurelia, son of Keith and Marcy Glienke, attended summer school at one of the most prestigious areas in the nation. With an amazing ACT (American College Testing) score of 32, he was one of only a select few invited to apply for a spot in the Harvard University's summer school. He received the notice in January, surprised by such an honor, but did not hesitate to get the application in quickly...
Founders Day ceremony opens BV academic year (08/24/04)
It's a time to remember the past and look toward the future during Buena Vista University's annual Founders' Day ceremonies on Saturday, August 28. A tradition for more than 25 years, Founders' Day marks the official beginning of the academic years at BVU's founders and to honor several members of the BVU family who have passed away during the last year. The afternoon's Convocation welcomes new students and their families to Buena Vista University...
The Rescue (08/24/04)
On the hot muggy Monday morning recently, an unusual type of rescue was made on the southwestern outskirts of the sleeping town of Early. A rare trumpeter female swan, a second generation member of the Iowa DNR's swan restoration program, had a laceration on her right leg and required medical attention...
SL Police Department gets new 'less-leathal' weapon (08/24/04)
The Storm Lake Police Department announces it has a new "Less-Lethal" Munitions System that has been placed into service. Following over a year of research and the subsequent funding by the City Council the Police Department will place into service a Pepper Ball Weapons System...
Branstad in SL: Closer than ever on 4-lane 20 (08/24/04)
Former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad popped in unexpectedly at the U.S. 20 Summit last Thursday at Buena Vista University. Branstad, who was not listed on the dignitary agenda, was attending a long-term care conference at Siebens Forum and stopped by to offer his remarks on Highway 20...
Storm Lake family retraces its freedom flight back to Laos (08/24/04)
Laos was in a great turmoil 30 years ago. Many escaped the country with only the clothes on their backs, seeking freedom. Cal and Meng Lai, owners of China House, were among the lucky ones. Storm Lake is home now - they have been citizens of the United States since 1987...
Jail task force sticks with its Concordia site (08/24/04)
The Buena Vista County Supervisors today will hear the final report from the Jail Task Force after months of work. Task Force Chair Bill Strawn will carry the Task Force's recommendations for a new jail and remodeling of the Courthouse to the supervisors at 11:15 a.m. "It's going to be pretty straightforward," Strawn said...
Rail depot on endangered list (08/24/04)
The committee working to save the Storm Lake railroad depot got a boost Friday when it was announced that the building will be named to the 2004 Iowa's Most Endangered Properties list. The list, an effort of the Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance, began in 1995 to show Iowans the special buildings and historic sites that were slowly and gradually slipping away. The depot was nominated by local committee founder Brad Strader last May...
NW Iowans find support in U.S. 20 efforts (08/24/04)
Making U.S. 20 four lanes across the entire state is not a unique idea to Iowa. Representatives from neighboring states last Thursday in Storm Lake endorsed four lanes across Iowa as a way to help the economy throughout the entire Midwest. Representatives from Illinois and Nebraska weighed in with their support of four-laning U.S. 20 at the U.S. 20 Summit sponsored by the U.S. 20 Corridor Association...
Fr. Matt Hewitt: Rome to St. Mary's (08/24/04)
Father Matt Hewitt is now at home at St. Mary's and is anxious to begin his work in the school and the church. Father Hewitt grew up in Sioux City, graduating from Heelan High School in 1990. He went on to Creighton University. When he graduated in 1994, he had a double major in accounting and finance...
Pilot crashes near Decorah, wife killed (08/24/04)
One person was killed and two others were injured when an airplane skimmed over a farm field and crashed on a gravel road. The Cessna 172 Skyhawk crashed about 1 p.m. Sunday, shortly after taking off from the Decorah Municipal Airport. Killed in the accident was Michele K. Olson, 41, of Wahkon, Minn., the Winneshiek County sheriff's office said...
POW tour ends as bus-museum catches on fire (08/24/04)
A school bus converted into a traveling World War II prisoner-of-war museum is stopping its tour across Iowa after a motor in the vehicle was badly damaged. "Unless a miracle happens, our project is going to end," said Michael Luick-Thrams, executive director of TRACES, a nonprofit group preserving Iowa's WWII legacy, who was driving the bus when it caught fire Friday on Interstate 80 between Earlham and Stuart...
Wastewater bypassed into West Okoboji (08/24/04)
A plugged sewer line caused a wastewater bypass into West Okoboji Lake Friday morning. A sewage smell was reported to the Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District about 10 a.m. in an area north of Hayward's Bay near Colcord Point. A plugged line in a gravity sewer caused a backup into a manhole, which overflowed into the lake...
Alta spikers return five starters (08/24/04)
Despite being a young team last season, the Alta Cyclone volleyball team finished with a 9-9 mark and a 5-3 record in conference play. And with five returning starters off of that team, prospects loom for an even better fall campaign in 2004. "We have a lot of strong hitters," Henningsen said recently. "If we can tighten up our defense to set up our offense and get our hitters on track, we will be very effective against a lot of teams."...
Rebels could be favorites in NW Conf. VB race (08/24/04)
Five of six starters return in 2004 for the Sioux Central volleyball team, making it one of the favorites for a Northwest Conference title. Among the returnees is six-footer hitting standout Stef Madsen. Already recruited by several colleges as a sophomore, Madsen finished with 243 kills last year and added 144 digs, 84 blocks and 67 ace serves...
Wildcat gridders' season could be a repeat (08/24/04)
It was a banner season in 2003 for the Schaller-Crestland Wildcat football team. The Wildcats went 8-2 overall, 7-1 in the district and made the district playoffs before losing to eventual district champ Newell-Fonda. And with five offensive starters returning and six players returning on defense, the outlook in 2004 is bright for Dale Tokheim's team...
Old time bands highlight Hanover Festival (08/24/04)
Bring your lawn chairs and spend a relaxing afternoon at the Eighth Annual Hanover Festival and Ice Cream Social on August 29 at the Hanover Village. Two nationally known old time bands that are very familiar to the festival are again returning. Karl and the Country Dutchmen from Wisconsin and Bruce Bradley and his band from Minnesota both are looking forward to seeing many familiar faces and entertaining you with their German, Slovenian and Polish music. ...
Funeral Arrangements (08/24/04)
Pamela Christian November 25, 1942 - August 17, 2004 Funeral services for Pamela Marie (Doyle) Christian, age 61, of Sioux Rapids were held Saturday, August 21 at 3 p.m. at First United Church in Sioux Rapids. Burial was in Lone Tree Cemetery at Sioux Rapids under the direction of the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids...
My View (08/24/04)
Back when I was a kid, there were only four or five channels on television and you could get a unisex hairstyling for only 20 bucks. It must sound silly to you, but it seemed normal at the time. There was no Home Shopping Network when I was your age; no Amazon.com. If you wanted to buy something, you had to go to the store...
Viewpoint (08/24/04)
I know this might be a stretch for a lot of folks, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say something with which not everyone will agree (not that I've ever done that before). I think all of us should try to see what we can to do preserve the history around us...