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Stories from Tuesday, September 28, 2004

'Strengthening Families' training set (09/28/04)
Iowa State University Extension will be offering facilitator training for the nationally acclaimed Strengthening Families program. This program targets families with children ages 10 to 14 and helps to build a positive relationship between the parents, or caregivers, and child. ...
Education Briefs (09/28/04)
Graduates from University of Denver Jaime Leigh Brower graduated on Aug. 13 from the University of Denver, Denver, Colo. She obtained her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology, specializing in Forensics and Testing. Dr. Brower is currently employed by Nicoletti-Flater Associates, a local Denver Agency comprised of Police Psychologists. In October she will be traveling to Antarctica for a month as part of a contract with the National Science Foundation...
SL schools eye quarter-million in future projects (09/28/04)
The Storm Lake Board of Education discussed future capital improvement projects and staff changes at its recent September meeting. The high school gym roof is in need of repair or replacement. The cost to make repairs could run $45,000 and a replacement could cost $175,000. Superintendent Bill Kruse said there is grant money available to pay for 25 percent if the board chooses to replace it...
Newell woman stresses free trade in visit from U.S. chief negotiator (09/28/04)
When Allen Johnson, the chief U.S. negotiator for agricultural trade, visited northern Iowa last week, Judy Bodholdt of Newell was one of the Iowa Corn Growers Association leaders who welcomed him during on-farm visits. Bodholdt, who raises corn and beans with her husband in Buena Vista County, called it an exceptional opportunity. ...
Volunteers hope to boost mentoring (09/28/04)
To start the school year right, are residents who have volunteered as mentors in the schools gathered recently in hopes of lifting that program to the next level. In the brief training session, mentors reviewed the Connections Mentoring Program Handbook and learned of available resources and training options...
No more breaks for Isaac Cruz (09/28/04)
Isaac Cruz of Storm Lake Monday was sentenced to a term not to exceed 10 years in the state penitentiary after violating a parole agreement. Cruz received credit for 306 days already served. According to District Judge John P. Duffy, Cruz may be eligible for parole after serving half his sentence...
Wedding (09/28/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Karl Barker Karl Barker and Rhonda Julius were united in marriage on September 19 at 5 p.m. The couple was married in the bride's home in Spirit Lake by Pastor Mark Schwartz. Present were the bride's daughter, Trishia Julius and the groom's son, Ky Barker and daughter, Kelsey Barker. The groom owns and operates Barker Funeral Homes and the bride owns and operates Promo-4-U aka Julius Specialties. The couple resides at 301 Alta Vista Street, Alta. ...
Efforts to end meth use grow in Iowa; a parent-organized fight is expanding (09/28/04)
The damage methamphetamine does to the children of addicted parents is driving state government and private group efforts to help children from affected homes. Parents across the nation are beginning an organized fight against methamphetamine in the same manner in which Mothers Against Drunk Driving took on alcohol-related traffic crashes...
SLHS gridders: 'We can beat anybody in our district' (09/28/04)
Storm Lake High football coach Bill McCabe, his staff, and his players might want to sit back and enjoy what has happened over the past two weeks with two big district wins over Algona and LeMars. But the Tornadoes won't have that luxury. They'll play road warriors this Friday when they travel to 3-0 Humboldt for another key district tilt...
SLHS spikers split four matches (09/28/04)
The Storm Lake High volleyball team went 2-2 here Saturday in the Schaller-Crestland Invitational Tournament, taking third place. The Tornadoes opened with a 21-11, 21-16 loss to Wall Lake View Auburn. But they followed that up with two pool play wins, beating Ogden 24-22 and 21-16 and Rockwell City-Lytton, 19-21, 21-19 and 15-10...
Alta second in own tourney; Sioux Central takes first (09/28/04)
The Alta High volleyball team took second place in its own tournament here Saturday, beating Sac City and Graettinger-Terril before losing to Northwest Conference rival Sioux Central in the championship game. The Lady Cyclones opened their own tournament with a 17-21, 21-14, 15-4 win over Sac City before dispatching Graettinger-Terril in game two, 21-8 and 21-19. In the championship match, Sioux Central beat Alta, 21-12 and 21-10...
N-F volleyball teams drops three in loaded tourney (09/28/04)
Playing some of the toughest competition in Northwest Iowa, the Newell-Fonda volleyball team lost three matches in three tries here Saturday at the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Tournament. "We went 0-3 today," said Newell-Fonda coach Craig Davis. "But playing against teams like this will make us stronger when tournament play starts."...
Go and Do Calendar (09/28/04)
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Funeral Arrangements (09/28/04)
Esther Lucille Kessler September 28, 1921 - September 23, 204 Religious services for Esther Lucille Kessler, 82, Galva, were held Sunday, September 26 with Rev. Roger Maize officiating. Burial was in the Galva Township East Cemetery. Esther passed away at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake on Thursday morning, September 23...
Young Voices (09/28/04)
In light of recent happenings in the Buena Vista University community, The Tack Editorial Board discussed what we believe should happen if a BVU professor is convicted of the manufacture of illegal drugs. Although it is yet to be seen if a conviction will occur in the current case, the incident has lead us to ponder the overall idea - the hypothetical question of what action the BVU administration should take if a professor is convicted of manufacturing illegal drugs...
Readers Respond (09/28/04)
AWAYSIS questions await answers TO THE EDITOR: Several questions have not been answered on "Project Awaysis." If the City of Storm Lake were to build and own the proposed lodge, would the property be on the property tax rolls and be subject to property tax? If it would not be taxed it would be most unfair to the other motel owners in Storm Lake...