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Stories from Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Parent-Educator Conference Feb. 6-8 (01/18/05)
The 21st Annual Parent-Educator Connection Conference will be held Feb. 6-8 and Scheman Center on the campus of Iowa State University, Ames. Parents, educators and community members are invited to attend and learn, laugh and even cry. This year's attention will focus on Early childhood issues but there will be plenty of information on children 6-21 as well...
Education Briefs (01/18/05)
There will be no cheering crowds, no trophies, no awards banquet but Aurelia elementary students achieved a first in the state distinction, according to Superintendent Tom Vint. Vint presented biennium student achievement rankings in math and reading for 13 area school districts to the Aurelia School Board last week. ...
Caring (01/18/05)
The Family Consumer Science Club, formerly known as Future Homemakers of America, is a popular organization at the Newell-Fonda High School. The group of students learn to be more caring as they take part in several activities and projects throughout the school year...
Sennert, Broich named pork royalty (01/18/05)
Amy Sennert, daughter of Randy and Donna Sennert of Storm Lake, and Wendy Broich, daughter of Marty and Kay Broich, share the honors as Buena Vista County Port Queen and Little Miss Pigtails. Sennert and Broich were selected in the 2005 Buena Vista County Queen Coronation and Miss Pigtails Contest Sunday sponsored by the Buena Vista County Pork Producers at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake...
Sunday fire shuts down LM school (01/18/05)
A fire that originated in the shop area early Monday morning closed the Laurens-Marathon School until further notice. School Board President Thaine Hopkins said the fire apparently started in the shop area; however, the cause has still not been determined. Hopkins said there was considerable smoke damage and electrical problems at the school...
Never give up hope (01/18/05)
Early in the first week of June, Nathan and Jamie Blum, Schaller, learned the happy news that they were expecting their second child; a playmate for their son Logan, 2. Later that same week, the family happiness turned to sorrow when Nathan was involved in a semi-truck crash that left him a paraplegic...
Storm Lake Awaysis vote will send message statewide, Blouin says (01/18/05)
Mike Blouin, director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development, praised Storm Lake's efforts toward making Project Awaysis happen, noting that passage of the Feb. 8 bond issue is critical if Storm Lake is to get $8 million in Vision Iowa money...
Mother cited at first Women in Denim event (01/18/05)
The first Women in Denim event was held in Storm Lake Friday and Saturday, drawing good crowds for the effort intended to educate and empower rural women. In one case, an area farm wife in turn inspired those who attended. This year's winner of the Women in Denim Inspiration Award is Vance Hjelm, Lake Park. She was nominated by her daughter, Melanie Bloom, Marathon...
Weddings (01/18/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Jared Brostad Jared David Brostad, formerly of Storm Lake, and Shannon Marie Black of Des Moines, were united in marriage on October 30, 2004 at Faith Westwood United Methodist Church in Omaha, Nebraska. The candlelight ceremony took place at 4 p.m. and was officiated by pastor Dr. Douglas Delp...
Anniversaries (01/18/05)
Gordon and Betty Stone 50th Anniversary Gordon and Betty Stone will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary on January 23. Send greetings to: Gordon and Betty Stone, 1833 450th Street, Marathon, IA 50565. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad. Love, Bruce and Laurie, Deb and Dave, Sandra, and all the grandkids and great-grandkids...
Engagements (01/18/05)
Jennifer Julius and Josh Holt Mr. and Mrs. Mike Julius are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter Jennifer to Josh Holt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Royce Holt, all of Albert City. Jennifer is a graduate of Albert City-Truesdale and is a paraeducator for the Storm Lake school system...
Lawmakers question Vilsack's money request (01/18/05)
Some state lawmakers are questioning Gov. Tom Vilsack's request for more than $300,000 to pay for security costs when about three dozen governors meet in Des Moines this summer. Vilsack has proposed the spending _ earmarked for the National Governors Association meeting in July _ as part of a $213 million supplemental spending bill. ...
Bald eagle population reaching record numbers (01/18/05)
State officials estimate that record numbers of American Bald Eagles are soaring above Iowa. Decades ago, conservationists would have been thrilled to spot 15 bald eagles in the state. On January 10 alone, Linn Grove area resident Diane Noll reported seeing nine mature and immature eagles...
For Berry, 200th win a valued milestone (01/18/05)
Janet Berry has never wanted a career in anything but teaching and coaching. A natural-borne and fiery competitor, she remembers the local paper interviewing its carriers for a story when she was hauling the Burlington Hawk Eye door to door as a ten-year-old...
Four Alta grapplers bring home NW Conf. titles (01/18/05)
Graettinger-Terril emerged the team champion here Saturday at the Northwest Conference Wrestling Tournament, edging second-place Twin River Valley by just five points. G-T finished with 216 points to 211 for Twin River Valley. Alta was third with 196.5 points, followed by Schaller-Crestland (152), Sioux Central (126.5). the JV All-Stars (107.5) and Pomeroy-Palmer (70)...
Storm Lake girls rally for win over Wildcats (01/18/05)
Storm Lake's senior guard Anna Paulsen scored a career-high 17 points here Saturday night to lead the Tornado girls basketball team to a 64-56 win over Schaller-Crestland. Paulsen hit four three pointers on the night and was five of six from the free throw line...
Sac City girls roll past Panthers (01/18/05)
Despite 18 points from sophomore point guard Abby Richardson, the St. Mary's girls basketball team dropped a 64-33 decision here Saturday night to Sac City, state-ranked in Class 1A. Richardson was four of nine from two points range, made three of four three-pointers and was one of two from the free throw line...
Funeral Arrangements (01/18/05)
Loretta Peiffer October 26, 1914 - January 12, 2005 Funeral Services for Loretta Peiffer were held on Saturday, January 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda, with Father Thomas Hart as celebrant at the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Fonda, under the direction of the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda...
Special Guest Opinion (01/18/05)
Jean Myrtue, a dedicated teacher at the Albert City-Truesdale School resource room for 11 years, also a member of the National Guard Unit 1088 of Camp Dodge, was deployed to Kuwait last January after a month of training. She shared the following information, reflecting on a year of duty. She is the daughter of Shirley and Soren Myrtue, Schaller, and a single mother of two grown children - Laura Terry and Shawn Terry...
Mini Editorial (01/18/05)
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America is being lambasted by both sides of the gay rights debate, as a panel tried for reasonable middle ground. The group recommended that the church maintain its official positions against blessing same-sex marriage and hiring known gay and lesbian ministers in homosexual relationships, but also publicly expressing tolerance for those who feel differently. A political deal worthy of Solomon, nearly...
Readers Respond (01/18/05)
A walk on the safe side To the editor: I have not been in the habit of returning redeemable cans and bottles at the local grocery stores, so it does not affect me that their policy of accepting such containers is being changed. My routine has been to donate what few cans I accumulate to one of the sites accepting such contributions towards charitable causes...