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Stories from Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Education Briefs (11/02/04)
District auditions for the 279-piece All-State Band, All-State Orchestra, and 600-piece All-State Chorus were held Saturday, Oct. 23 at Storm Lake, Hampton, Oelwein, Atlantic, Indianola, and Washington. Approximately 17 percent of the students who audition are selected for membership in the All-State ensembles. Gaining membership is one of the highest individual honors available to Iowa high-school musicians...
Exploration (11/02/04)
f you took a boatload of elementary students and teachers and placed them on a desert island, what do you think would happen? That might be an analogy to what is happening, right now, in Sioux Rapids as Sioux Central students and staff are embarking on a new adventure, limited only by the imagination. ...
Save the Depot committee back on track with RR nod (11/02/04)
After two years of frustrating derailments, the committee trying to save the Storm Lake railroad depot is suddenly back on track with a new proposal and a full head of fundraising steam. A few days ago, a railroad official called committee founder Brad Strader to say that the Canadian National will agree to consider the proposal to allow the group to purchase the depot and move it onto railroad property at the current site of a chamber of commerce downtown employees parking lot off Railroad Street near Medicap Pharmacy.. ...
Latter Day Saints launch church (11/02/04)
Despite blustery weather, a good number of members of the Storm Lake Branch of the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints turned out for groundbreaking of their new chapel Saturday. The chapel will be located along Highway 110 in southwest Storm Lake...
Race climaxes in BV, 600 new voters (11/02/04)
From barbershops to daycare centers, this Presidential election in Buena Vista County you get a totally different picture than what you might hear through the national media. That stands to reason when you consider the fact that Buena Vista County has bucked nationwide Presidential voting patterns ever since the first President Bush was elected in 1988...
Snow ban started Nov. 1 (11/02/04)
The Storm Lake Police Department is reminding citizens that the city Snow Ban took effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, November 1. This means that in residential areas of the City, vehicles cannot be parked on the streets from 12 a.m. until 6 a.m., and in the business districts vehicles cannot be parked on the streets between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m...
Wedding (11/02/04)
Shelly Heinen and Gabriel Prescott exchanged wedding vows in a double ring ceremony on Saturday July 31 at 2 p.m. at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in McPherson, Kan., with Father Paul Oborny officiating. Parents of the couple are Dale and Jeannie Heinen of McPherson, Kan., Glen and Susan McCannon of Aurelia, and Kenneth Prescott of Liberal, Kan...
Cherokee plans $3.5 million aquatic center and Gillette Park development (11/02/04)
The Cherokee City Council has given preliminary approval for a plan to replace the 48-year-old city pool with a modern $2.8 million outdoor Aquatic Center. The complex would be located at Gillette Park, with $700,000 in additional amenities for the surrounding park area, includng a gazebo, outdoor ampitheater and playground...
Fight is on for stronger meth laws (11/02/04)
Methamphetamine drug production could be cut in half if state lawmakers would approve tighter controls on readily available ingredients used to make the illegal drug, an official with an Oklahoma drug fighting agency said at a national conference. More than 300 drug agents, prosecutors, treatment providers and lawmakers were told at the National Methamphetamine Legislative and Policy Conference last week in St. ...
BVU gridders rush way past UD; Central next (11/02/04)
The Buena Vista University football team did it the old-fashioned way here Saturday against the University of Dubuque, using a strong rushing game and a stellar defense to prevail in a 19-0 victory. With the win, the Beavers took another important step towards winning an Iowa Conference title. ...
Parker fourth, Alta boys 12th at state (11/02/04)
Aurelia's Curtis Parker reached a lofty goal here at the Class 1A state cross country meet while the Alta boys harriers finished a standout season with a fine performance. Parker, a senior, took fourth overall at the Kennedy Golf Course Saturday afternoon, finishing the five-kilometer race in 17 minutes, 4 seconds...
Staying on the offensive (11/02/04)
Staying on the offensive will be key for the Schaller-Crestland volleyball team in its region final match vs. LeMars Gehlen tonight in Ida Grove, according to long-time Wildcat coach Marilyn Murra. "We want to be aggressive and take some chances if we have to," she said. "We want to dictate the action and the tempo to them and not be caught standing around waiting for their hits."...
Banquet feathers Pheasants' nest (11/02/04)
This is a party with a plan. The local Pheasants Forever banquet has become a prime social event for hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts in Buena Vista County, but it is also an important means of raising money for local wildlife habitat and education efforts...
'Superstar' returns to Iowa with rock retelling of timeless tale (11/02/04)
Audiences in Iowa have a chance this year to see the brand-new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical Jesus Christ Superstar starring Lawrence Clayton as "Judas" and Eric Kunze as "Jesus". Jesus Christ Superstar opens at Stephens Auditorium in Ames on November 9 for a limited engagement...
Funeral Arrangements (11/02/04)
Helen Tymeson March 31, 1913 - October 25, 2004 Helen Tymeson, age 91, of Storm Lake, died Monday, October 25 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. A memorial service was held Friday, October 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Duane Queen officiating. A private family burial was held at Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery prior to service time, under the direction of the Fratkze & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake...
Young Voices (11/02/04)
In a country where we value choices and the freedom to make our own decisions, President Bush has attempted to strip away a choice families have had since 1973--the choice of bringing a wanted and loved child into this world. The choice of abortion...
One Man's View (11/02/04)
So now it appears necessary to have workshops in how to stop our kids in Storm Lake from joining gangs. That's about as sad as the ugly incident in the community that causes such a reaction. C'mon, a street rumble with bricks, pipes and baseball bats - I thought that kind of stuff went out with "West Side Story."...