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Stories from Thursday, January 27, 2005

Support group for Mothers of Preschoolers is rewarding (01/27/05)
While their preschool children are under the guidance of loving care givers, moms who are members of the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) have the opportunity for a break. MOPS is a national organization that has been around since the 1970s but only in the area for the last few years. Summit Evangelical Free Church is the meeting place for the group. Moms and their children from the surrounding area take part in MOPS twice a month...
Alta working on improving drinking water (01/27/05)
The Alta Municipal Utilities is taking steps to keep their drinking water safe. Ron Chapman, with the help of a team of volunteers from the community, has been working with the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) to develop a plan to keep the city's water supply clean...
Alta Kiwanis to have pancake dinner on Saturday (01/27/05)
Alta Kiwanis have rescheduled their pancake breakfast to this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alta Community Building. Tickets are $4 for adults, $2 for children under 12 or $10 for the entire family. Proceeds will go to the Lord's Cupboard and a fund to help students to rent musical instruments in the Alta Community Schools...
SL teenager meets Bush at parade (01/27/05)
Anthony Moya proudly represented Storm Lake High School at the 2005 Presidential Inauguration January 19. By a stroke of luck, he even had the opportunity for a closeup look of President George W. Bush and delivered a "hello from everyone in Storm Lake, Iowa" to the country's leader during the gala parade...
Landness lauds Awaysis: 'perfect project' (01/27/05)
The manager of the Iowa Tourism Office Tuesday night congratulated Storm Lake on receiving an $8-million Vision Iowa grant for Project Awaysis and encouraged the community to keep pushing forward on the $30-million lakefront development project. Nancy Landess made her remarks at the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce and Storm Lake Area Development Corporation annual banquet at the Forum at Buena Vista University. ...
L-M back to school after fire damage, asbestos (01/27/05)
The Laurens-Marathon Community School resumed classes for all students on Wednesday, following cleanup from a fire Jan. 17 and efforts to deal with asbestos found in the building after the fire. Students missed seven class days. School officials are still working on a plan to make up the days...
Schools react to $100m Senate plan (01/27/05)
Iowa's public schools may receive more state funding in the near future, as the state Senate has unanimously approved a 4 percent, $100 million increase in educational funds, expected to take effect in the 2006-2007 school year. Ensuring that education is the top priority of the legislative session, the bill, passed on January 19, will be acted upon within 30 days of the Governor submitting his budget to the assembly. ...
Step Up Leadership helps youth improve leadership (01/27/05)
Iowa youth ages 13-17 will have the opportunity to improve their leadership skills and meet other teens from across the county at this year's "Step Up To Leadership" session, Sunday, January 30 from 2-4 p.m. at the Storm Lake AEA Meeting Room. The Buena Vista County Extension Office has registered many teens to take part in the event...
Father-daughter dance March 11 (01/27/05)
The Fourth Annual Father-Daughter Dance will be on Friday, March 11 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 1407 West 5th Street in Storm Lake. This event was created to strengthen the bonds between fathers (or father figures) and daughters of all ages. It is designed to impress upon daughters how loved and valuable they are...
Middle school piles on the pennies to help tsunami victims; $3k+ (01/27/05)
Pennies do add up. Storm Lake Middle School students brought in their pennies (and some silver) to be a part of the Tornado Learning Club's service project to benefit the tsunami victims. The students deposited $1,958.18 throughout the month in money jars placed in the homerooms...
Wedding (01/27/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Schroeder Trudy Kruse and Craig Schroeder, both of Alta were united in marriage January 22, 2005 in Las Vegas, NV. at the Heavenly Bliss Wedding Chapel. Following an intimate double ring ceremony the couple enjoyed a limousine ride down the Vegas Strip...
Republicans propose eliminating state income tax for everyone under 30 (01/27/05)
Senate Republicans on Tuesday proposed eliminating state income tax for everyone under the age of 30 and giving tax credits to businesses that create new jobs. Any job qualifying for the tax credit must pay at least $10 an hour. The credit would be offered over a five-year period and would equal the annual wage of the job created...
Springers fare well in meet (01/27/05)
The Storm Lake Springers Blue and Pink teams traveled to Jackson, Minn. on Sunday Jan. 23rd to compete in gymnastics. The Blue team took second with a score of 126.65 and pink team took second with a score of 106.95. Events were vault, beam, bars, floor and all-around. Coaches are Nikki Gilbreth, Ali Brashears, and Angie Schmidt...
Expectations high for BVU men's track (01/27/05)
With numbers as high as they have been in years, and a large amount of young talent returning, expectations are high for this season, and rightfully so. A class full of 36 talented freshmen join the men's and women's squads who already return the bulk of their production from a year ago to form one of the strongest indoor track and field teams that Buena Vista University has had in quite some time...
Prep Girls Basketball Roundup (01/27/05)
The Storm Lake girls basketball team inched within a game of .500 here Tuesday night with a 47-40 win over Estherville-Lincoln Central. Senior guard Mel Fisher scored a game-high 14 points and Katie Overturf added ten as the Tornado girls improved to 7-8 on the season...
Prep Boys Basketball Roundup (01/27/05)
Seven Storm Lake players scored at least eight points here Tuesday night, as the Tornado boys basketball team rolled past Estherville-Lincoln Central 91-57 Junior guard Logan Masters led the way with 18 points while post player Derrick Randall added 15 and senior post player Casey Morgan added ten points...
Percussion team takes Diversity Day 'around the world with music' (01/27/05)
The unique sound of steel drums and the worldly beat of Ethnic percussion will take the students of Storm Lake High School and their community visitors to the warmer places of the world when the University of Iowa World Percussion Ensemble comes to town to give a performance in connection with Diversity Day on Wednesday, February 2...
SLHS jazz groups join forces for a swinging concert (01/27/05)
The Storm Lake High School Swing Show will be held at South Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 29. This annual event is an opportunity to hear the high school and middle school students perform jazz and popular tunes in a more relaxed atmosphere...
'Copenhagen' recaptures WWII danger in nuclear drama (01/27/05)
The vitality of science was all around them as the trio of leading actors practiced this week for the Buena Vista University theater department winter play, "Copenhagen." The public will get to see the production Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 2-5, at 8 p.m. in the Estelle Siebens Science Center on the BVU campus...
Marketlink receives President's Award (01/27/05)
Marketlink's Storm Lake call center has earned the company's 2004 President's Award for outstanding performance in meeting sales and quality goals. "We are delighted that our 55 employees have achieved such strong results for our customers in 2004," said John M. Miksich, Marketlink president, Thursday, Jan. 20 at the Storm Lake call center...
Melander's first in Iowa, ninth in nation in total Toshiba product sales (01/27/05)
Melander's TV-Appliance-Furniture with stores in Storm Lake, Cherokee, and Milford has been recognized at the largest Toshiba dealer in Iowa and the nation's ninth-largest among 800 independent Toshiba dealers nationwide. Owner Brad Pittenger credited the move from Alta to Storm Lake with helping to expand overall sales, in addition to Toshiba products...
Funeral Arrangements (01/27/05)
Kermit R. Iversen March 23, 1920 - January 23, 2005 Funeral services for Kermit R. Iversen, 84, will be held Thursday, January 27 at South Waterloo Church of the Brethren. Burial will be in the Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery. Locke Funeral Home of Waterloo is in charge of arrangements...
Readers Respond (01/27/05)
Fire survivor thanks helpers To the editor: I Viengthong Thammavong, and the family whose house was burned down on July 28, 2004, which took all of our belongings so quick, are sad of what happened to my home. My family and I survived the dramatic fire without pain, although I knew at that moment I would die. ...
Mini Editorial (01/27/05)
Remember that great line about the kid who gets told that it doesn't matter if he throws a starfish back into the sea, since a million more are washed up? "Matters to that one," he says. The same goes for Habitat for Humanity in the Storm Lake area. They will dedicate their sixth home on Monday. It may not make a dent in the problem of needy families, but it matters to those families that have been touched...