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Stories from Monday, January 10, 2005

Ethanol plant will transform area cor n market (01/10/05)
With tiling work complete on the 78-acre US BioEnergy ethanol plant site on the southeast edge of Albert City, it appears as though major earthwork will have to wait until spring as winter finally arrived the first week of the year. There is no argument from anyone that the plant will raise corn prices in Buena Vista County. Another impact not yet fully anticipated is that on livestock feeders and grain companies who may feel profits tighten...
How fab were the '50s? (01/10/05)
Do you remember Formica top tables with chrome legs? How about TV dinners? Davy Crockett hats? Hula Hoops? Or Leave It To Beaver? Or maybe you nostalgically recall that Vette on Route 66. If any of the previous things rings a bell for you, perhaps you could be a case study for a course this January at Buena Vista University...
'Strive for Five' in '05 (01/10/05)
Physical inactivity and overweight are growing in epidemic proportions! With the beginning of a New Year, many Iowans will set New Year's resolutions to change their eating and physical activity habits only to give up within a few weeks. Would you like to join in a movement to make a difference in your life and the lives of those around you? Then Lighten Up Iowa or Go the Distance may be just the project for you...
Local supermarkets OK on bottle returns (01/10/05)
Neither Fareway nor Hy-Vee in Storm Lake will be affected by a lawsuit the Iowa attorney general's office Thursday threatened against Fareway Stores Inc. Stores that sell beverages in returnable containers must either redeem deposits on those containers or provide an alternative redemption center approved by the state. The alternative center must be within a mile of the store and be open 20 hours a week, including four hours on weekends or after 6 p.m...
Animal licenses required (01/10/05)
The Storm Lake Police Department would like to remind all citizens that it is required by City Ordinance to purchase an annual license for your cats and dogs. The license can be purchased at the Storm Lake Police Department located at 401 East Milwaukee Avenue. The annual fee is $10 for each neutered/spayed dog or cat and $20 for each dog or cat not neutered/spayed. A copy of the rabies vaccination information must be seen at the time the license is issued...
Tyson to suspend Denison plant operations (01/10/05)
The pork processing operation at Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. Storm Lake plant will not be affected by suspension of some of the company's beef operations which include the plant at Denison, according to a company spokesman. "This only affects the beef side of the operation," said Gary Mickelson, Storm Lake area native and Tyson corporate communications director at the company's corporate headquarters in Springdale, Ark. "It's unfortunate that it's forced into taking this step."...
102 years young (01/10/05)
Ella Wilson has been a special part of the world for 102 years. She recalls her early days with pleasure and marvels over the many inventions that have simplified life. Born Jan. 4, 1903, Ella celebrated her birthday this week at Methodist Manor, where she is still enjoying everything life has to share...
Project may grow to save 2 depots, new site could allow historical village development (01/10/05)
The effort to save the historic railroad depot in Storm Lake is becoming more ambitious and complex - so much so that a volunteer committee has requested a six-month extension from the Canadian National Railroad to formulate its plan for moving the 1915 structure...
Puhrmann benefit; soup supper and silent auction (01/10/05)
The friends and family of Jolene Puhrmann are sponsoring a Soup Supper and Silent Auction to help with the medical expenses for the Puhrmann family as Jolene battles cancer. The benefit is to be held January 23 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia. The meal of chili or chicken noodle soup, shredded pork sandwiches, bars, and beverages will begin at 4 p.m. and serve until 7 p.m. Free-will donations will be accepted...
Project Awaysis information session to be held January 18 (01/10/05)
Just what is the Storm Lake Awaysis project all about? To get the facts first-hand, consider attending attending an information session presented by Mike Wilson, local project chairman. In a Power Point overview of this Destination Park project, Mike will explain how it came about and what it will mean to Storm Lake residents and businesses...
Anniversaries (01/10/05)
Norbert and Iris Huseman 50th Anniversary Norbert and Iris Huseman were married on January 15, 1955 in England. Cards and greetings may be sent to 1127 S. Linn Apt. 17, Boone, IA 50036. Their children are Carol Hammen of Boone, Christina Carter and Curtis of Boone, and Colin Huseman of Galva...
Hunter pleads guilty to shooting tundra swan (01/10/05)
A Clinton man lost his hunting privileges for a year and forfeited his gun after pleading guilty to shooting a migrating tundra swan during goose-hunting season at the Goose Lake Wildlife Area. Brian L. Petersen, 24, had his lawyer submit the guilty plea in Clinton County Magistrate Court without explaining whether Petersen knowingly shot the large, white swan...
Northwest Iowa Home Show returns to Clay County Events Center January 14-16 (01/10/05)
The 2nd Annual Northwest Iowa Home Show returns to Clay County Regional Events Center January 14 through January 16. Admission is free and exhibits will showcase the latest home landscaping, building and remodeling products and services. "Last year was our inaugural show and the people of northwest Iowa and southern Minnesota made it a huge success," stated Bill Jackson, president of Spirit Lake-headquartered Jackson Expo Group, producer of the show. ...
Girl who vanished from hospital is found safe; police looking into dissapearance (01/10/05)
A 10-year-old Iowa City girl who vanished from a hospital waiting room Wednesday afternoon returned home Thursday morning, police said. The girl's mother called police to let them know her daughter was home, Sgt. Brian Krei said. Police sent officers to the family's home...
SLHS wrestlers drop duals (01/10/05)
The Storm Lake High wrestling team lost a pair of dual meets here Thursday night, losing 51-24 to LeMars and 61-15 to Spencer. In the dual against LeMars, the Tornadoes got off to a good start, as 119-pounder Kelly Evans pinned the Bulldogs' Mitch Kessenich at 1 minute, 18 seconds of their match...
AGH wrestlers split pair of dual meets (01/10/05)
The AGH wrestling team split a pair of Maple Valley Conference dual matches here Thursday night, beating Lawton-Bronson 60-18 but losing to Kingsley-Pierson 58-11. In the match against Lawton Bronson, AGH wrestlers picking up wins were Adam Parker at 103 pounds, Bradley Gustafson at 119, Mike White at 130, Andrew Perry at 135, Chris Mikos at 149, Deric Schmidt at 152, Austin Todd at 160, and Josh Bechtel at 171...
SLHS boys get first win, crush Cherokee (01/10/05)
In their first confidence-builder of the season, the Storm Lake boys basketball team beat the Braves at Cherokee 58-43 here Friday night. A stunning performance by Ben Thompson, who had four 3-pointers in the third quarter, gave the Tornadoes the momentum they needed to overcome a somewhat sluggish game in the first half that saw both teams jockey for the lead...
Cherokee routs Storm Lake girls, 74-35 (01/10/05)
A bucket by Mel Fisher with seven minutes left in the first half gave the Storm Lake girls basketball team their only lead at 14-13 Friday night at Cherokee. The host team came back with a vengeance to beat Storm Lake 74-35. Otherwise, it was Cherokee's game, with the Braves leading 13-10 at the end of the first quarter. At the half it was 41-18 after a 28-4 run by Cherokee...
Circus coming to Storm Lake (01/10/05)
The huge big top of the Carson and Barnes Circus is coming to Storm Lake next spring. Two years ago, the storied circus drew crowds of 2,000 in Storm Lake. This year's event will move to the Storm Lake Municipal Airport grounds to allow for the popularity of the event. The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce is assisting with the arrangements, and local sponsors and businesses are being recruited to get involved...
Area Events (01/10/05)
IC guitar class A Beginning Classical Guitar short course will be offered in Storm Lake by Iowa Central Community College starting Wednesday, January 12. The class is for the absolute beginner who wants to have fun playing guitar. Group instruction will be used. Rex Wittrock will be the instructor. The class will be held from 7 to 7:50 p.m. in the Storm Lake High School Band Room. The cost is $35 plus $11.50 text fee. To register contact Iowa Central at 732-2991...
Funeral Arrangements (01/10/05)
Wencil Dean Small May 22, 1923 - January 5, 2004 Services for Wencil Small will be held on Saturday, January 8 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church at Rembrandt. Internment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake. Wencil Dean Small passed from this earth on Wednesday, January 5. Wencil was critically injured in a farm accident on Tuesday, January 4 and died as a result of those injuries. He died doing what he loved best...
My View (01/10/05)
In nature, there's a phenomenon known as symbiosis. That's when two species function to the mutual benefit of both. An example would be leeches that feed off a growth and heal the patient. In the Far East, I understand that they even have tiny fish that chew off dead or decaying skin...
Letter from the Editor (01/10/05)
Gosh, I sure hope it doesn't end up costing more to build the new county jail than it does to bond for the new luxurious lodge hotel we're planning at the same time. And I have to agree with a county supervisor that a pretty jail facade isn't a bit necessary. We get enough traffic to that particular spot, we don't need to make it inviting. Wouldn't it be nice for Storm Lake's biggest crime trend within a couple of years to be those darn tourists stealing our towels?...