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Stories from Monday, August 30, 2004

Tyson settles wastewater spill case in unique fashion, pays $6,000 to LPA instead of fine (08/30/04)
Tyson Fresh Meats, of Storm Lake, has agreed to pay $6,000 to the Lake Preservation Association volunteer group in Storm Lake in lieu of a state fine over a recent spill of wastewater discharge into the lake. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced the decision in a consent order Thursday. ...
Sign-up to attend AWAYSIS presentation (08/30/04)
Project AWAYSIS will make its formal presentation to the Vision Iowa Board on Wednesday, September 8 in Des Moines. Show your support by planning to attend. Buses for EXCEL Rental, courtesy of the Storm Lake Area Development Corporation, will be leaving the north side of the Storm Lake Fire Station at 7:30 a.m. The bus trip is free and you will be back in Storm Lake by 5 p.m. Reservations are required so call City Hall at 732-8000 today. ...
SL Police to participate in nationwide crackdown (08/30/04)
The Storm Lake Police Department announced today its plans to participate in the You Drink & Drive, You Lose, nationwide crackdown from August 27 to September 12. This is the first since all 50 states and the District of Columbia enacted .08 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) laws for impaired driving. Uniform BAC laws strengthen the hand of law enforcement to arrest and prosecute dangerous drunk drivers to the fullest extent of the law...
Field Day to be hosted at local farm (08/30/04)
The Buena Vista Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioners will be hosting a Field Day on September 8 to kick off the newly funded Storm Lake water quality project. The field day will feature conservation practices currently implemented in the Storm Lake Watershed...
SLHS eyes 'early college' charter school (08/30/04)
A high school diploma is a valuable document in today's world, but to be part of the world of hefty wage earners, a college diploma is a necessity. Nearly 75 percent of all high school graduates go on to post secondary studies, but half will quit before completing their degree and one-third of never make it to their sophomore year...
Campground grows under AWAYSIS plan (08/30/04)
The theme "something for everyone" could easily apply to the Project AWAYSIS destination park concept as planners Thursday laid out their ideas for improvements to the campground area on the east edge of Storm Lake. Bob Baschke, chair of the campground committee, and Storm Lake Administrative Services Director Justin Yarosevich discussed plans for campground improvements that include cabins ranging from rustic to luxury-level plus expanded water and sewer hookups for the camping area.. ...
BVU Science Center wins architectural honors (08/30/04)
While plans emerge to dedicate the new $26 million Estelle Siebens Science Center at Buena Vista University, the building itself is doing its part to stir up excitement. The university learned this week that the Science Center has been chosen for honors by the American School and University Architecture Portfolio competition. The 2004-2005 honorees will be published in November...
BV County Extension to hold Diabetes Cooking School starting September 23 (08/30/04)
If you have diabetes, selecting and preparing foods that are low in sugar, fat and sodium can be a real challenge. The Buena Vista County office of Iowa State University Extension will offer a series of cooking classes for people with diabetes and their family members or caretakers...
ISU students gain international experience through agriculture (08/30/04)
It's back-to-school time in the Iowa State University College of Agriculture. While most students spent time working summer jobs, 135 students in the college studied abroad in 10 countries and could look back at the summer of 2004 as a life-changing experience...
Sanford Museum dedicates park (08/30/04)
Sanford Lane Park, a mini-park on East Main Street in Cherokee, was dedicated on Thursday. "The trustees of the Sanford Museum and the staff of the museum are very pleased with the show of support from the community, making this possible," said Linda Burkhart, director of the Sanford Museum...
BVU looks to make some noise in IIAC (08/30/04)
The 2004 BVU football team, with eight returning starters on both offense and defense, and two on special teams, will be force to be reckoned with this season in the Iowa Conference. That's despite the loss of standout quarterback Eric Wiebers, who opted not to play football his senior year...
Changes abound for Rebel gridders but outlook still bright (08/30/04)
Change is the key word when describing the outlook this fall for the Sioux Central/AC-T football team. For the past four seasons, the Rebels have played eight-man football. But in 2004, Albert City-Truesdale with join with Sioux Central in all sports, including football. The enrollment increase has necessitated that the Rebels play the 11-man game in Class 1A this season...
Aurelia metal master turns welding into art (08/30/04)
Jeff Tuttle, Aurelia, was taught welding when he was only 10 years old by his dad Ernie. Many years later, he is using that skill to create unexpected art. He and wife Rita are the proprietors of Orna-Metal - located in the old Farm Service building on M27...
Bonsai! (08/30/04)
It's an oriental art as old as Eastern philosophy and you can get a piece of it this week in Storm Lake. Paul Oh of Dallas,Texas, is selling bonsai trees on the Super 8 parking lot at the corner of Lake and Milwaukee in Storm Lake, which has attracted curious double-takes from many passers-by...
Kick and punch your way into a workout (08/30/04)
Ready for a change in your workout? Why not try throwing some punches and extend your legs for a few kicks! The Fitness & Health Center offers a kickboxing class directed by Kari Schuelke on Monday and Friday afternoons from 12 to 12:45 p.m. "Kickboxing is a good, overall total body workout, using both your upper and lower body," Schuelke said...
Horsepower in the Park (08/30/04)
The Storm Lake Council No. 2326 of the Knights of Columbus will hold its 10th annual Car and Craft Show to benefit the mentally handicapped at Chautauqua Park in Storm Lake. The craft show begins at 9 a.m., with the Society for Creative Anachronism Renaissance style events beginning at the same time...
Funeral Arrangements (08/30/04)
Dennis Messerschmidt May 20, 1949 - August 17, 2004 Funeral services for Dennis Messerschmitt were held in Sioux Rapids at the Lone Tree Cemetery on Tuesday, August 24 with military services. Dennis Messerschmitt, age 55 from Alpha Junction, Ariz., formerly of Pocahontas and Storm Lake passed away in Arizona on August 17...
Letter from the Editor (08/30/04)
Whether or not Storm Lake people have a direct personal tie to the university or any of its students, I do hope they all will take advantage of the tours of the new Estelle Siebens Science Center on September 17. Though I've had the chance to prowl the building many times during its construction, it still amazes me with its scope and grandeur. ...
My View (08/30/04)
It's strange how society can place constraints on how people think and act. It often makes you wonder whether we do something because we really believe it, or whether it's what appears right in the eyes of others. A good case in point would be the journey of Lewis and Clark, or the Corps of Discovery at it was called then. ...