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Stories from Monday, December 20, 2004

7-year-old author boosts hometown (12/20/04)
It's one thing for a first-grader to publish a book. It's quite another for a nationally known children's author to call to congratulate that young writer. And it's still another thing for a community to place that child's work at the apex of its economic development efforts...
High Art in Gingerbread (12/20/04)
The Victorian house is decorated for the holidays. Garland is draped from the porch rails. The snow on the roof and outside the house glistens while a boy shovels the freshly fallen snow from the walk, another boy stands proudly near a newly made snowman and a kitten stands near by...
Hott gets hot with $30,000 Iowa lotto win (12/20/04)
Bud Hott of Newell thought it was pretty neat when he had a $3 win on an Iowa Lottery scratch-off ticket this week. Hott, who is general merchandise and health and beauty care manager at the Storm Lake Hy Vee, had to run home for lunch Tuesday and on the way back stopped at Newell Coop Express and used that winning ticket to buy another one...
Police department now taking Citizens Academy applications (12/20/04)
The Storm Lake Police Department is accepting applications from citizens interested in attending their annual Citizen's Academy. The academy is designed to provide citizens with in-depth information about the police department, its operation, training, diverse functions and more. The faculty of the academy is made up of Storm Lake Police Department paid and volunteer staff...
Supreme Court upholds decision in baby's death (12/20/04)
The Iowa Supreme Court Friday upheld a Buena Vista County District Court ruling that a Spencer doctor was not negligent by not calling in an emergency medical team sooner than he did. Dawn and Pete Hagedorn of Dickins, filing the lawsuit on behalf of their son Bryson who died shortly after birth, asked for a new trial, alleging that Dr. Jeffry Peterson, North Iowa Mercy Health Center, Inc., and Mercy Family Clinic of Spencer should be held responsible for their son's death...
King heads for Iraq to witness historic first free elections (12/20/04)
Though he was just recently reelected by a landslide last month, Republican U.S. Representative Steve King of Kiron has not had his bellyful of elections yet. King hopes to be in Iraq next month for the first democratic elections in that nation's history...
Wilson chosen as city's Awaysis director (12/20/04)
For Mike Wilson, Project Awaysis has suddenly evolved from volunteerism to profession. When the city of Storm Lake administration decided to hire a new staff person to manage the development of the proposed $29 million destination park, it didn't have to look far. Wilson has served as a volunteer for the past 12 months on the project, and has served as chairperson of the central committee that has overseen the project...
Anniversary (12/20/04)
Brooke Pertzborn and Jeffrey Brown 1st Anniversary Brooke Pertzborn and Jeffrey Brown were married November 8, 2003 in a private ceremony in Key West, Florida. The couple currently make their home in Tampa, Florida. Best Wishes and Happy 1st Anniversary...
Receiving Blankets Donated (12/20/04)
The Helping Hand Sams are a chapter of the National Good Sam Camping Organization. The chapter is made up of nine rigs, one of the chapters of the Good Sam Club's 1,903 local chapters. The Helping Hand Sams are dedicated to helping in the surrounding communities. ...
Holiday Open Gym for K-8 students (12/20/04)
If your students are wondering how they will fill their days during the Holiday Break, CommUNITY Education may have the answer. There will be an Open Gym on each day of the Christmas break except for December 24 and 25...
Iowa's three public radio stations to merge (12/20/04)
The state's three public radio stations would be consolidated to create a single statewide public radio network under a plan endorsed by the Iowa State Board of Regents. The plan, endorsed by the regents on Thursday, also would allow for the expansion of public radio into western Iowa...
Weather blamed in helicopter mishap (12/20/04)
A company that provides helicopters to hospitals including Storm Lake;s says the weather caused a Mercy Air Care chopper to clip some power lines near Sioux City last month. The pilot, who was flying alone, was returning to Sioux City from an accident scene on November 26 when he snagged the power lines along U.S. 20 between Moville and Lawton...
SLHS wrestlers beat HWC, lose to Cherokee (12/20/04)
The Storm Lake High wrestling team split a pair of duals here Thursday night, beating Hull-Western Christian but losing to Cherokee. The following are the results of both meets for Storm Lake wrestlers. Storm Lake 47, Western Christian 34 125 - Kelly Evans (SLHS) won by forfeit...
SLHS girls fall to Sheldon (12/20/04)
The Sheldon girls took an early lead and kept it to defeat Storm Lake 56-46 in a road game for the Lady Tornadoes Friday night. It was Kelly Davis that gave Storm Lake the most fits, scoring 13 points in the first period alone to give the Lady Orabs a 23-7 lead at the end of the quarter...
Sheldon rallies past SLHS boys (12/20/04)
The Storm Lake boys basketball team dominated nearly all four quarters of a road game here Friday night, only to lose to the Sheldon Orabs, 63-54. The final score did not begin to tell the whole story. It was cold shooting in the second half by Storm Lake, combined with constant chipping away from the charity stripe by the Orabs, that edged Sheldon closer through the second half...
Go and Do Calendar (12/20/04)
Area ag products and home improvement ideas all be displayed under one roof. Related exhibitors are on hand to showcase their products and services to meet your farm and home needs. Admission is free. The 2005 show will take place at the former Wal-Mart building on North Lake Ave., on Saturday, January 29th...
Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit comes to area (12/20/04)
The Lakes Art Center of Okoboji is pleased to announce Frank Lloyd Wright's Architectural Art: SAMARA and Colored Building Renditions. The show runs now through Saturday, Jan. 29. This exhibit focuses on SAMARA, one of Wright's Usonian homes located in Lafayette, Indiana. Included are blueprints, furniture and decorative items from SAMARA. Color renderings for other projects by the famed designer will also be included...
Funeral Arrangements (12/20/04)
Donald L. Wiersma December 21, 1921 - December 9, 2004 Funeral Service for Donald Wiersma was Friday, December 17 at 11 a.m. at the Storm Lake First Baptist Church, with Reverend Tom Hinshaw and Reverend Dr. Geran Dodson officiating. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (12/20/04)
Goodness knows it isn't easy to pass a bond issue for anything, especially in the supermajority era. Not flags, grandmothers nor apple pies can push these things through smoothly - even the Storm Lake Middle School, one of the best projects this city has ever undertaken, took repeated go-rounds and much clashing of swords from opposing camps...
Guest Viepoint (12/20/04)
Sometimes modesty isn't the best policy. As Iowans we are an awful lot like the comely girl who drapes herself in baggy sweaters and corduroys only to lose her beau to a less-refined lass in a mini. We have the goods. But we seem intent on assembly-line thinking - a hard...
Readers Respond (12/20/04)
Coolest little city on earth To the editor: Wow! Storm Lake is evolving into one of the coolest little cities on earth. Project Awaysis is a fantastic win-win-win plan. Everybody wins! There are no losers! It's time for all of us to be positive, think positive, and do positive things to bring folks from all over the world to visit our beautiful community of opportunity...