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Stories from Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Awaysis fundraising tops $300,000 point (04/19/05)
Bob Ohrlund and Gary Lalone, Co-Chairs of the Project AWAYSIS Fundraising Campaign in Storm Lake, announced Monday that the pledge total for the lakefront destination park development have gone over the $300,000 mark. They credited the volunteers of the Fundraising Committee...
SLHS music students receive awards at state solo/ensemble fest (04/19/05)
On Saturday, April 2, Storm Lake High School Music Department students traveled to Spencer High School to participate in the Iowa High School Music Association's State Solo/Small Ensemble Festival. Students were rated by an adjudicator in each of nine performance centers on their prepared literature. ...
Friesen owner praises Storm Lake workforce (04/19/05)
Russ Edwards, founder of Westman Group Inc. which bought Friesen USA Inc. 10 months ago, lauded the efforts of workers at the Friesen Storm Lake plant Friday in a ribbon cutting held to welcome company owner Russ Edwards to Storm Lake and to commemorate expansion of the operation in the Tuscarora Building...
Concordia Lutheran School to create a time capsule at St. John (04/19/05)
Students at Concordia Lutheran School will be participating in the first ever creation of a time capsule to honor the fifth year anniversary of the school. The time capsule will be unveiled at Concordia Lutheran School's Annual Association Meeting on May 11 at 7 p.m...
Newell church brings heritage to life for 100th anniversary (04/19/05)
The rich German heritage of St. Peter Lutheran Church of Newell, going back 100 years, was celebrated Sunday during a special worship service and meal. It was a time to reflect upon the three German families that saw the need for the Lutheran religion in the Buena Vista County community a century ago, and to give the present congregation a taste of the language and the foods that the early members were accustomed to...
Local banks bid successfully on Awaysis bonds (04/19/05)
Central Bank and Citizens First National Bank of Storm Lake, along with United Missouri Bank of Kansas City, were the three successful bidders on $5.6 million in general obligation bonds for Project AWAYSIS. Bids were let at 2 p.m. Monday, before the 5 p.m. Storm Lake City Council meeting. The bonds include $3.5 million approved by special election for the outdoor pool and $2.1 million in general obligation bonds to be abated by tax increment financing and hotel/motel tax revenues...
Human Services director aims to give Iowans better choices (04/19/05)
Kevin Concannon, director of the Iowa Department of Human Services, says the state's largest agency is on track to give Iowans better choices in services. That includes keeping more kids out of state custody and providing better in-home health care as a way to keep seniors out of nursing homes...
Off-duty deputy and two others wounded in shooting (04/19/05)
Police were investigating a shooting that left three people wounded, including an off-duty Polk County sheriff's deputy. Deputy Mike Lose was in critical condition Monday morning, Des Moines Police Sgt. Todd Dykstra said. Lose and his brother-in-law, Paul Monroe, observed a man driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed about 5 p.m. Sunday. The men followed the driver, Oscar Carlos Gonzalez, 21, to Easter Lake Park, on the city's southeast side, Dykstra said...
Panther girls take 4th (04/19/05)
The Storm Lake-St. Mary's girls track and field team took fourth place here Friday at the Wildcat Relays. Audubon won the competition with 212 points to 104 for Ar-We-Va, 79 for IKM and 53 for St. Mary's. Sophomore Abby Richardson led the way with a second in the long jump (15-4), while Janie Imming added a second in the high jump (4-10)...
Sioux Central girls take another first (04/19/05)
The Sioux Central girls track and field team just keeps rolling. The Rebels won the small school portion of the Spencer Invitational here Friday, edging South O'Brien 143-140. HMS was third with 68 points. Alta, competing with several injuries, took sixth with 50 points...
Storm Lake boys first in nine-team Landsmeer Invite (04/19/05)
The Storm Lake boys golf team was two-for-two on the weekend, winning a triangular meet Friday in Alta and following that up with an impressive won here Saturday in the Landsmeer Invitational. Saturday, the Tornadoes finished first in a tough, nine-team field with 309 team strokes. Sioux Center was third with 329 strokes, followed by MOC/Floyd Valley with 329 strokes...
BVU softball team sweeps Dubuque (04/19/05)
Buena Vista University softball pitchers Sarah Dirkx and Brandi Sykora both pitched complete game gems here Sunday afternoon, leading BVU to a sweep of the University of Dubuque. Dirkx, a junior from Council Bluffs, tossed a four-hit shutout in game one, a 6-0 win. Sykora followed that up by allowing just one run on five hits in a tight, 2-1 BVU win in game two...
Harvey leads SLHS girls to second at Spencer Invite (04/19/05)
Taking five first places, eight seconds and two thirds, the Storm Lake High girls track and field team took second place here Friday in the Spencer Invitational. In taking second, Storm Lake recorded 135 team points, "the most points we've scored in a long time," said Storm Lake coach John Brostad...
Masters, Spielman pace Tornado boys to first at Estherville Invitational (04/19/05)
Logan Masters and Alex Spielman finished 1-2 in both the hurdle events here Friday night to lead the Storm Lake boys track and field team to a first-place finish in the Estherville Invitational. The Tornadoes used their strong depth to finish with 125 points to 124 for Okoboji and 77 for Spencer...
Go & Do Calendar (04/19/05)
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Funeral Arrangements (04/19/05)
Harold D. Bloom November 16, 1914 - April 13, 2005 Funeral services for Harold Bloom were 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 18 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City with Pastor Galvin Ellis officiating. Burial was in the Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City...
Readers Respond (04/19/05)
BVU protesters showed a healthy spirit of activism To The Editor: I'd like to extend a "congrats" to the College Democrats, College Republicans, TimeOut and those who joined them outside of Iowa Congressman Steven King's office this past Tuesday. ...