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Stories from Thursday, October 7, 2004

The use of Alta's new gym still an issue (10/07/04)
Who should have priority over the new Alta gym? The dilemma continues and has been the topic of discussion at several school board meetings. Coaches and volleyball players came before the board at a special meeting last week to discuss the matter. School board members have made it clear at previous meetings that the middle school students should have precedence over the high school students for use...
FFA students to attend convention (10/07/04)
Alta FFA members will be represented at the national convention to be held in Louisville, Ky., later this month. The convention gathers some 60,000 FFA members from all over the United States as well as Puerto Rico. The FFA chapter will pay for the hotel costs and the students attending will pick up the tab for the remainder of the costs...
Sales tax sails in local vote (10/07/04)
On the heels of aggressive promotional efforts, the local option sales tax special election Tuesday won in a big way in every voting area, including a nearly 90 percent approval rate of Storm Lake/Lakeside voters ushering in another 15 years for the 1 cent tax...
Alta's Methodist Church will hold bake, craft, produce sale; benefits Crop Walk, Lord's Cupboard (10/07/04)
The Alta United Methodist Church will be having their annual CROP WALK Bake/Craft/Produce sale Sunday, October 10, following our morning worship service. The congregation is asked to provide items for the sale and they can be brought to Anderson Hall at the church prior to our worship service. The items will then go on sale from 11:30 a.m. until all items are sold...
Science Center at BVU is a model of energy efficiency (10/07/04)
The Estelle Siebens Science Center, now open for the 2004-2005 academic year at Buena Vista University, was built with energy efficiency in mind. The use of energy-efficient building materials and systems throughout the facility, translates into savings for the school and improved comfort for staff and students...
Schulte blasts King on diversity issues (10/07/04)
Joyce Schulte, the Democratic challenger for Republican Steve King's House seat, reacted to King's use of the term "cultural continuity," during her visit to Storm Lake Tuesday. Schulte made her comments to students and staff at the Siebens Forum at Buena Vista University...
Supervisors approve jail study for spec building (10/07/04)
With the Concordia Lutheran School building on West Milwaukee apparently out of the picture, Buena Vista County Tuesday decided to move forward on a study of using a spec building in southeast Storm Lake for a new jail. The spec building owned by Storm Lake Area Development Corporation is one of several that have come before the county in the past few weeks...
Veterans bring fight for a new wall to SL (10/07/04)
The lyrics to "Some Gave All" come beating from a portable boom-box, matching the rhythm of the Storm Lake breeze whipping the black POW/MIA flag, along with the 29 meaningful American flags stuck into the grass. It is a scene these two graying warriors repeat, somewhere, most days of the year...
Engagement (10/07/04)
Jen Goodwin and Steve Derksen Jen Goodwin, daughter of Keith and Carol Goodwin of Correctionville, and Steve Derksen, son of Henry and Barbara Derksen of Alta, announce their upcoming wedding November 27, at Summit Evangelical Free Church in Alta. Grandparents are Faye Goodwin of Correctionville, Marjorie Madsen of Linn Grove, Helen Derksen of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Evelyn Hyland of Winnipeg, Manitoba...
Supreme Court rejects county ordinance on livestock stink (10/07/04)
The Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a county ordinance that limited air and water pollution from livestock operations, finding it unenforceable and pre-empted by state law. The Worth County Board of Supervisors approved the "Rural Health and Family Farm Protection Ordinance" in 2001, citing concerns about the effects such large quantities of manure have on the environment and the quality of life in the area...
Flu vaccine shortage prompts statewide plea (10/07/04)
A shortage of flu vaccine has caused health officials to ask healthy Iowans between the ages of 2 and 65 to skip their flu shot for now. Iowa Department of Public Health officials made the plea Tuesday after news that the nation's influenza vaccine supply had been cut in half...
Cyclone spikers get win over Knights (10/07/04)
The Alta High volleyball team improved to 11-4 in matches here Thursday night with a 25-20, 25-12 and 25-12 win over Pomeroy-Palmer. "This was a good win tonight," said Alta coach Jeannie Henningsen. "The girls did what they had to do to win. I thought Emily Cameron did a great job of setting tonight and it got our offense going."...
SLHS needs to 'play with emotion' Friday (10/07/04)
Storm Lake football coach Bill McCabe admits his team played with little emotion and came out flat against Humboldt last week in a 46-20 loss to the district-leading Wildcats. He added that that has to change this week, when the Tornado gridders lace it up against 0-5 Spencer at home Friday night...
Alta appears to have a break in schedule (10/07/04)
Coming off three tough district games, it appears the Alta High football team gets a break in the schedule Friday night when they host winless West Sioux in a homecoming game. That may not be the case, according to Alta coach Kevin Hammer. "They can be a dangerous team," said Hammer, whose team must also deal with the distractions of homecoming week. "They like to run a lot of multiple formations like Sioux Central, so we'll have to play solid, assignment football."...
Aurelia's Radke: Charter Oak-Ute has tough offense (10/07/04)
Despite pounding on every team it's played so far, Aurelia High football coach Myron Radke says his team still has a long way to go. "We aren't where we want to be on offense or defense and still have a lot to work on," said Radke, whose team is the top-ranked eight-man team in Iowa in some polls...
A Fabulous Night With the Storm Lake Arts Council (10/07/04)
The musical event of the season will see the Fabulous Traidmarx performing in a Storm Lake Area Arts Council concert at the Alta Community Center on October 16. Tickets will be available for $10 at the door. Showtime is 9 p.m. The Arts Council launched its concert series with a successful dance by the Board of Directors earlier, and continues to attract top acts for the public's entertainment. ...
Lots of coffee, no smoke at Grand Central (10/07/04)
Grand Central Coffee Shop in Storm Lake was recognized Tuesday for its smoke-free environment by the Buena Vista County Prevention Initiative. The initiative represents a coalition dedicated to preventing alcohol, tobacco, or drug use. As part of its efforts to encourage people to not use tobacco, the initiative recognizes establishments that have banned smoking from their premises...
Edward Jones hosts October seminars (10/07/04)
Edward Jones Investments of Storm Lake will host two seminars in October. Brianne Babel, the Edward Jones investment representative in Storm Lake, will host a free one-hour satellite broadcast titled, "Why We Invest the Way We Do," at 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Edward Jones Investments at 114 East Fifth Street in Storm Lake...
Storm Lake man takes part in FB Ag Leaders seminar in Washington (10/07/04)
Terry Murray of Storm Lake was among 23 Iowa Farm Bureau leaders who took part in an Iowa Farm Bureau Ag Leaders Institute trip to Washington, D.C., Sept. 20-23 to learn more about national issues affecting agriculture. The Energy Bill and the Jumpstart Our Business Strength (JOBS) Bill were priority issues for the leaders...
Funeral Arrangements (10/07/04)
Ann Oviatt Graveside services for Ann Oviatt, 77, of Indianola, who died Monday, October 4 at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines of cancer, will be held Friday, October 8 at 1 p.m. in the St Mary's Cemetery, Storm Lake. Visitation will be held 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. ...
Letter from the Editor (10/07/04)
Of course, in our heart of hearts, we know George W. and John W. have a desperate personal interest in the "middle class." We know that, because they each use the term several thousand times a day as if they are proud to have it in their Grey Poupon vocabularies...