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Stories from Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Storm Lake High School students find the library is the place to be (04/12/05)
I really believe if a person learns to read well and comprehend what they read, they can be successful as a student and an adult. Reading is the most important skill to master," said Pat Armstrong, media specialist at the Storm Lake High School. As National Library Week is observed, this week, we take a look at what SLHS has to offer to high school students and to the public. ...
Education Briefs (04/12/05)
ICCC presents awards Iowa Central Community College held its annual "Night of Academic Excellence" program recently. Area Iowa Central Community College Honor Society inductees were: April Abbas, Marathon; Amanda Anderson, Storm Lake; Crystal Camerer, Alta; Linda Kolpin, Aurelia; Jane Larson, Storm Lake; Patricia Laverty, Fonda; Kelli Loats, Alta; Ryan Reiling, Sioux Rapids; Tammy Sonsken, Marathon; Dawn Speers, Alta; Melissa Temple, Newell; and Norma Weitzel, Sac City...
'Spring Into Spring' Gardening Seminar being offered April 30 (04/12/05)
A gardening seminar, "Step Into Spring", was held Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to Noon at Sioux Central School Building, south of Sioux Rapids on Hwy. 71. Registration will take place at 8 a.m. with rolls and coffee being served. Exhibits, visual displays, and classes will be offered throughout the day...
Chamber committee plans for circus in SL, tickets on sale (04/12/05)
It only happens every two years, so you'd better get your tickets now for the Carson & Barnes Five-Ring Circus Tuesday, May 10 at the Storm Lake Municipal Airport at Highway 110 and C65 southwest of Storm Lake. Shows will be held at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. ...
Sinkhole opens at school (04/12/05)
A group of parents and children practicing baseball discovered a sinkhole on the grounds of South Elementary school Sunday afternoon. Police responded, officers noting that it was the first call of its kind in the city in their memory. The hole at the surface was slightly larger than a basketball, opening to a larger cavern underneath, where the children's baseball wound up, well out of reach. Police estimated that the sink hole was 10-15 feet deep...
US Bio offers tours ethanol tour (04/12/05)
US BioEnergy, which plans a $125-million ethanol plant with a 100-million-gallon-a-year capacity on the southeast edge of Albert City, sponsored a tour Monday of the Little Sioux Corn Processors ethanol plant near Marcus. The purpose of the tour was to acquaint Buena Vista County residents with the ethanol process and the involvement of US Bio and Fagen Management LLC, a partner in US Bio...
'Raising Awareness' at BVU (04/12/05)
On Friday, April 15 Raising Awareness in Ourselves and Our Communities will be held at 4 p.m., Harold Walter Siebens Forum, Buena Vista University. Magdalen Hsu-Li's, an Asian-American musician, painter, poet, and speaker, addresses how we can begin to raise diversity awareness in ourselves and our community. ...
Alta buys industrial site for $235k (04/12/05)
The Alta City Council and the Municipal Utilities have sealed the deal on the purchase of 33 acres of land at a cost of a little over $7,100 an acre on the north edge of town. Total cost is $235,000. The land, near Gull Wing, will be used for industrial development purposes, said Mayor Courtney Lytle...
SL wins $650,000 grant for community clinic (04/12/05)
U.S. Senator Tom Harkin announced Monday that United Community Health Center of Storm Lake has received $650,000 to fund a new reduced-fees community health clinic. The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is scheduled to be disbursed in December. The clinic will have 120 days to be up and running after the grant disbursement. Fort Dodge received a similar grant Monday...
Engagements (04/12/05)
David Fullerton and Reece Krings Ms. Reece Krings and Mr. David Fullerton are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Miss Krings is the daughter of Ty and Sue Krings and Curt and Jenny Weber of Wisconsin. Reece received her education from UW-Eau Claire and Inver Hills Community College receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration and an Associate's Degree in Nursing. ...
Five domestic abuse shelters to merge (04/12/05)
Experts say rural Iowa domestic abuse victims could suffer most as five shelters in Iowa head toward closing or mergers. Currently, only 28 of Iowa's 99 counties have domestic abuse shelters, with at least five likely to close come July 1. "Domestic abuse services are at a very difficult place right now because of the funding cuts at the state and federal levels have been so dramatic," said Laurie Schipper, director of the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence...
Teacher credential posted online soon (04/12/05)
Iowans will soon be able to check online whether a teacher is certified in the subject and grade level he or she is assigned. The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners says it will post credentials and teaching assignments of more than 36,000 teachers online by the end of the month...
Cherokee Aquatic Center receives $300,000 from Cherokee State Bank (04/12/05)
Michael Hunter, President of Cherokee State Bank has announced the bank's stockholders are committing $300,000 toward the Cherokee Aquatics/Gillette Park Project, the announcement being made at the site of the planned project to a gathering mostly of local youth...
BVU bats come alive in sweep (04/12/05)
Buena Vista University baseball coach Steve Eddie had good reason to be concerned about his team's lack of offense going into Saturday's double header here against Loras College. In going 0-4 through the first four conference games, his team had scored a total of six runs...
Storm Lake boys, girls second at Cherokee (04/12/05)
Masters, Mendoza lead Tornado youth movement Setting 14 career best times and distances in individual events or relay splits, the Storm Lake High boys track team took second place here Saturday in the Tomahawk Relays. Lakes Conference rival LeMars was first with 104 points, just three points better than the Tornadoes...
Wiitmaack, McKibben set new meet marks at Cherokee (04/12/05)
Sioux Central seniors Cody Wiitmaack and Matt McKibben continued their outstanding track and field seasons here Saturday, leading the Rebels to a first place in the Class 1A portion of the Tomahawk Relays. Wiitmaack set a school and meet record in winning the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 11.5 inches. McKibben followed suit, setting meet and school marks in winning the 110 high hurdles in 14.57 seconds...
BVU feels 'growing pains' in pair of losses to IC powerhouse Coe (04/12/05)
Runs were hard to come by for the Buena Vista University softball team Saturday, as the Beavers lost a doubleheader to Coe. The Beavers were shut out 7-0 in game one, as talented Kohawk righthander Amy Ernst tossed a three-hit shutout. "Ernst is probably the best pitcher in our league at this point," said BVU coach Marge Willadsen. "She throws very hard and has a lot of movement on all her pitches."...
Singer pianist coming to SL (04/12/05)
Sacha Sacket is gaining a national reputation, seamlessly incorporating rock, pop and even dance into his original musical performances. With a spine-tingling baritone voice and a lifetime of classical training, he barrages his audience with a no-holds-barred intensity...
Plant Fair brings green-thumbed speakers to area (04/12/05)
The second annual Plant Fair will be held at the Prairie Pedlar, Odebolt, Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Area greenhouses and nurseries will bring their plants for your shopping convenience. There will be plants for all seasons and reasons. Each vendor will provide a short program highlighting a specialty crop...
Funeral Arrangements (04/12/05)
Idabelle Sheffield July 4, 1903 - April 6, 2005 Memorial Services for Idabelle Sheffield were Monday, April 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Buena Vista Manor Care Center in Storm Lake. Graveside services were on Monday at 1 p.m. at Storm Lake Cemetery preceding the memorial service. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Readers Respond (04/12/05)
Turbines are 'functional art' To The Editor: Wide open spaces, neighbors who shovel your driveway without being asked and communities that look out for each other are just a few reasons why generations choose to call Iowa home. Now we can add personal income to the list...
Letter from the Editor (04/12/05)
As I sat and waited out a train crossing the other day, humming a Bob Marley tune with the window letting a little spring in, I noticed that at least every other train car flashing by had some grafitti art attached. It was a long train, and I counted over 100 painted images. ...