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Stories from Monday, January 31, 2005

Personal defense for women class starts Feb. 14 (01/31/05)
A personal self-defense class for women and girls 14 and older will start Feb. 14 at Storm Lake Middle School. Captain Todd Erskine, Storm Lake Public Safety, will teach female participants (14 and older) how to make themselves safer while at home as well as out in public. ...
DHS promises 'Better Results' with new anti-abuse plans (01/31/05)
Stung by cases such as the northwest Iowa death of Shelby Duis five years ago this season, and the "Child of God" discovered nearly three years ago in the trash at a Buena Vista County recycling center, the Iowa Department of Human Services is launching revolutionary efforts that its leaders feel will better stop or even prevent child abuse...
SL schools offer teachers 1.86% raise (01/31/05)
The Storm Lake Community School District Thursday made a counter-offer of 1.86 percent in additional funds to "age the salary schedule" to its teachers. The Education Association Jan. 12 had asked a 6 percent increase, or an additional cost of $465,900. The district's offer falls $321,941 short of that request...
The war hits HOME (01/31/05)
A Storm Lake family is mourning the loss of their young soldier, killed in the line of duty on Monday in Iraq. Javier Marin Jr., 29, apparently died when the Bradley fighting vehicle he was in overturned during a patrol mission in a sandstorm, rolling into a canal and coming to rest on its roof, half submerged. Four people were killed, and two survived, According to information provided to the family by the Department of Defense, Marin is believed to have drowned...
Engagements (01/31/05)
Jamie McLain and Zach Letzring Don and Carol McLain of Pocahontas and Tom and Mardi Letzring of Hanover are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Jamie McLain and Zachary Letzring. The wedding will take place on May 28 in Hanover at the St. John Lutheran Church...
Indoor water park planning begins for Okoboji (01/31/05)
The Iowa Great Lakes may add an indoor water park to its list of tourist attractions if 70 acres of land on the southeast side of East Lake Okoboji is approved for rezoning. The land is now zoned R4 - Lakeshore Residential and A1- Agriculture. Currently there is a wooded area along the shoreline, and a farm house sits on the property. The majority of the land is farmed...
Cross makes leap to national competition (01/31/05)
Storm Lake's Pat Cross is upping the stakes for him and his family this upcoming racing season. For the past five years, Cross has raced IMCA Hobby Stocks in Alta at BV Raceway. In 2005, he'll be racing for national points. That means he'll compete three to four times per week at at different tracks, including in Harlan, Boone, Jackson, Minn. and Blackbird Bend...
Prep girls basketball roundup (01/31/05)
The Storm Lake High girls basketball team won its third game in a row and its fifth out of its last six here Friday night with a 59-44 win over Lakes Conference opponent Emmetsburg. The win avenged a seven-point loss to the E-Hawks earlier in the season at Emmetsburg...
Prep boys basketball roundup (01/31/05)
The Storm Lake boys basketball team held off a late Emmetsburg rally here Friday night, runnnig to a 52-51 win over the E-Hawks. It was the Storm Lake boys' seventh win in a row and lifted their overall record to 8-4 and their conference record to 6-3...
Go & Do (01/31/05)
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CommUnity Education Events (01/31/05)
Wool Felt Basics Explore the basics of working with wool felt and felted wool. This is an heirloom craft that has resurfaced and has become quite popular. Participants will make a wool felt candle rug. This class will be held Thursday, February 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Storm Lake Middle School. Fee $20 (plus supplies. Registration deadline is Thursday, February 10...
Funeral Arrangements (01/31/05)
Percy Ellis December 15, 1924 - January 25, 2005 Funeral services for Percy Ellis of Sac City were held Friday, January 28th, 10:30 am, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sac City. Burial was at the Oakland Cemetery under the direction of Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City...
Guest Opinion (01/31/05)
Mrs. Dixie Gebhardt, the designer of our Iowa Flag, would certainly be bothered to see the title to this column. The flag was officially adopted in 1921. The slogan on that flag is one that we should all remember: "Our Liberties We Prize, and Our Rights We Will Maintain". That phrase certainly did not mean the "right to litter" as it impacts one key liberty that all Iowans prize - a beautiful and generally clean countryside...
Readers Respond (01/31/05)
A cattle producer's market dilemma To the editor: I usually raise and finish my own calves. I have been told for years to give the consumer what they want. I have fewer dependable markets to sell my fat cattle every year. If Japan wants BSE tested beef, and a pack is willing to do it, let them. We have 60,000 head of cattle sold every week in the U.S. If you watch TV market reports, sometimes there are four out of five days with not enough cattle sold for a market test...