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Stories from Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Garage sale Sept. 2 (08/31/04)
Upper Des Moines will hold their 13th Annual Garage Sale on Thursday, September 2 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, September 3 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Upper Des Moines, 110 West Railroad Street. There will be a large selection of antiques and collectibles; including furniture, glass, kitchen items, quilts, Dick/Jane books and much more...
Friends (08/31/04)
Sharing cultures is a learning experience and what better way to do that than in the school. Four foreign exchange students have come to the area to attend a year of high school. It will be a learning experience for each of them as they come to know about this nation and as they open up and reveal information about themselves and their countries, many will learn from them...
Storm Lake School Board OKs budget (08/31/04)
The district's annual financial report for 2003-04 was presented at the Storm Lake School Board meeting Wednesday by Dr. Bill Kruse. The members were satisfied with the report. Authorized budget for the year totaled $18 million, up from $16.7 million the previous year and total expenditures were $15,572.786, leaving $2,483,578 as the unspent balance...
SLPD's Cole speaks to Scouts about child abuse, prevention (08/31/04)
Officer Chris Cole of the Storm Lake Police Department Saturday at the Storm Lake Library meeting room told members of Boy Scout Troop 286 how to recognize and avoid child abuse. Cole's remarks preceded the troop's first badge ceremony. Troop 286, which was chartered in May, is sponsored by Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. of Storm lake...
SL school incumbents foresee a term of challenges (08/31/04)
Dr. Mark Schultz and Ed McKenna have been serving the Storm Lake School District as members of the school board for the past nine years. Each of their terms is up this year and each has decided to serve again. The well-seasoned duo are unopposed in the upcoming election...
Door not closed on Concordia site for jail (08/31/04)
"Give us more information so we can make a decision." That seems to be the consensus among a number of members of the Storm Lake Planning and Zoning Commission regarding a jail on West Milwaukee Avenue. The commission Aug. 9 gave a thumbs-down to a request by Concordia Lutheran School to rezone property its one-time school site to allow for a new county jail. ...
Clay Assessor quits amid bizarre allegations (08/31/04)
Clay County Assessor Larry Rozeboom has resigned following allegations that he used a county computer and cell phone to try to solicit sexual acts with a teenage boy on a website called gay.com during a county-paid stay at the Savery Hotel in Des Moines. The former assessor also allegedly told the teen that he had engaged in sexual acts with boys at a Tijuana, Mexico, sex club during another county-sponsored trip to a convention recently...
Arts Council finds inspiration in medieval past (08/31/04)
For the Storm Lake Area Arts Council, moving ahead means stepping back - five hundred years back. With the ending of Balloon Days in Storm Lake, the local Knights of Columbus chapter approached the arts council to help create a new event for the Labor Day holiday weekend in the city, and the answer turned out to be a medieval re-creation group that had already been itching to make its first appearance in Storm Lake...
Anniversaries (08/31/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Jon Hall The children and grandchildren of Jon and Carol Hall invite you to join in the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. An open house will be held on Saturday, September 25th, 2004 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Raccoon Valley State Bank Community Room in Dallas Center, Iowa. No gifts please. Jon and Carol Hall lived in the Storm Lake area from 1974 until 1985. ...
Engagements (08/31/04)
Charles Evans, Jr. and Jamie Loggins Ron and Sue Loggins of Early are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jamie Sue, to Charles Gillette Evans, Jr., son of Charles Evans, Sr. of Woodward and Jean Evans of West Des Moines...
Iowa Great Lakes area booming, leaders say (08/31/04)
Business is booming in the Iowa Great Lakes area in northwest Iowa as solid manufacturing, tourism and real estate growth combine to help the area emerge unscathed from the economic downturn. Last month, Dickinson County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 2 percent, outpacing every other Iowa county and even job-rich cities...
Beans, business and Bush expected at farm show (08/31/04)
Thousands of farmers, business leaders, and even President Bush will converge on central Iowa this week as the "Super Bowl of Agriculture" gets underway. Organizers say the 2004 Farm Progress Show, which begins Tuesday, will feature harvesting demonstrations, new products, and the latest in farm technology...
BVU spikers look strong in '04 (08/31/04)
The 2004 Buean Vista volleyball team was picked by Iowa Conference coaches last week to finish tied for fourth in the conference race. The Beavers, who had a surprising run in the IIAC tourney last year and logged a 14-20 overall mark, finished with 40 points in the coaches vote. That was tied with Dubuque University, which also garnered 40 points...
SLHS cross country teams ready for season (08/31/04)
With just two seniors lost from last year's boys team and no seniors lost for the girls team, the outlook for the Storm Lake High cross country team looks bright, according to coach John Brostad. The two seniors lost on the boys team from 2003 were co-captains Sam Becker and Adam Sievers...
Extreme! Machines (08/31/04)
Fans are warned to prepare for the most extreme, hard-hitting motor sport night of the season during the Clay County Fair's Extreme Monster Truck Nationals racing on Thursday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 17 at noon. The first-year event boasts to have the "best of the baddest trucks on the planet!"...
Letter from the editor (08/31/04)
You always wondered what would become of those nutty teenage nerds who lived in a video game fantasy world, didn't you? Well, they've turned up, and they are designing the future of war for your country. Unlike the local soldiers who bravely face danger in Iraq and Afghanistan, the designers of future wars sit in a comfortably anonymous red granite building in Arlington, Virginia - apparently one of the better kept secrets in U.S. government...