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Stories from Thursday, April 28, 2005

Kiwanis News (04/28/05)
Brightening the gray morning for the Alta Kiwanis, Sherry Anderson, Spanish teacher at Alta, chatted about the trip to Mexico that she and five students will take in June. The talk followed a breakfast of quiche, muffin and orange and the speaker was welcomed by the voices of 15 in song...
A visit from the national VFW Auxiliary president (04/28/05)
Joanne Ott, National President of Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, made a special stop in Alta Monday, April 25. She was honored at a reception and banquet by several auxiliary and VFW members. President Ott resides in North Lawrence, Ohio and was elected to her current position at the 91st national convention in August...
Building Alta - ground up (04/28/05)
The community of Alta has benefitted greatly from the carpentry skills of the high schoolers enrolled in Iowa Central Community College's building and trades course. Under the direction of instructor Kim Piercy, 10 new homes have been constructed and snapped up by residents. The group is about to complete its 11th home...
Community Health Center aims to increase patient access to care (04/28/05)
With $650,000 in grant funding scheduled to be in hand by Dec. 1, the new Community Health Center is expected to open about April 1, according to Renea Seagren, interim executive director. Seagren said the 'lead time' before the actual grant award should allow adequate preparations for the clinic which will be located in the Dierwechter Clinic, owned by Dr. Ronald Dierwechter of Storm Lake. Seagren said the clinic will hire staff when grant funding is in hand...
Going To Bat For Field of Dreams (04/28/05)
Hy-Noon Kiwanis presented a check in the amount of $4,000 to the Storm Lake Foundation for continued upkeep and improvements at the Storm Lake Field of Dreams. Hy-Noon made a major contribution towards the purchase and establishment of the field at its beginning and has continued to support the program since that time. This is part of Kiwanis' commitment to young children as Priority One...
Kruse and Hannah receive music awards (04/28/05)
The Iowa Music Education has announced the winners of the "Outstanding Administrator(s) For Support of Music Education Award" for the 2004-05 school year. This year the award is given to Mike Hanna, Storm Lake High School Principal, and Dr. Bill Kruse, Superintendent of the Storm Lake Community Schools...
Community Theatre sets musical tryouts (04/28/05)
Buena Vista Community Theatre announces auditions for this year's summer musical, In The Beginning (The Greatest Story Never Told). Music and lyrics are by Maury Yeston (Titanic, Phantom, Nine, Grand Hotel), based on the book by David Hahn. This hilarious and touching musical tells the story of those ordinary, everyday people who were around, but not mentioned in the first five books of the Old Testament. ...
Whitecaps Splash Party Sunday (04/28/05)
The Storm Lake Whitecaps Community Ed swim team will hold a Splash Party 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the pool at the Lamberti Recreation Center at Buena Vista University. The party is open to team members or anyone in fifth grade through high-school senior interested in joining the team...
Alta man accused of arson to his own home (04/28/05)
An Alta man has been arrested and charged with setting fire to the rural home he shares with his father. A house at 439 600th Street near Alta was destroyed in a fire early Tuesday morning. The Buena Vista County Communications Center received a 911 call from the home shortly before 3:30 a.m. Occupant Ronald Garlock reported that his home was burning...
'Grease' is the word at BVU this week (04/28/05)
Rydell High School is ready for the first day of school. The Burger Palace beckons. And Greased Lightning is getting its final coat of paint. "Grease!" is set to open in Schaller Memorial Chapel on the campus of Buena Vista University tonight, and will run through Saturday, April 30, with show times at 8 p.m...
Prom celebration turns to tragedy (04/28/05)
Prom is the social event of a young person's life, a time for lasting memories to form. For students at Aurelia High School, this will be a prom they will never forget - but those memories are now drenched in tears. Junior Kay Ann Kruckenberg, Aurelia, daughter of Henry Kruckenberg, was radiant in a lime green gown Saturday and posed with her friends, wearing her signature broad smile, as prom got underway...
Anniversaries (04/28/05)
Lori and Steve Avery 5th Anniversary Steve & Lori Avery from Storm Lake celebrate their 5th anniversary today, April 28. Rose and Eldon Angeroth 60th Anniversary Congratulations to Eldon and Rose Angeroth as they celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 3...
Engagements (04/28/05)
Korey Dau and JaMae Bennett Joyce and the late David Bennett, of Rembrandt, along with Lloyd and Jan Dau, of Calumet, are proud to announce the engagement of their children, JaMae Bennett and Korey Dau. JaMae is a Radiologic Technologist at Spencer Hospital and a Limited Radiographer Instructor at Iowa Lakes Community College. Korey is a carpenter for Dau Construction...
Sioux City soldier killed in Iraq (04/28/05)
An Iowa soldier serving his second tour in Iraq was killed when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle, family members said. Sgt. David Rice, 22, of Sioux City, was killed Monday, northeast of Baghdad, his mother, Laurinda Finken, said Tuesday...
Flesh particles in Carroll's water system not human (04/28/05)
Animal parts found in the city of Carroll's water system in two separate instances since the first of March have been determined not to be human and are further being analyzed to determine the species. Materials collected from a pipe in the water supply, including parts of a plastic sack, were being transferred to Ames on Tuesday to try and determine what kind of animal or animals were found in the pipes...
Area athletes' wait for Drake is over (04/28/05)
Sioux Central senior Matt McKibben has been looking forward to the Drake Relays since the current track and field season began. McKibben will compete in the 110 high hurdles Friday morning at Drake Stadium in Des Moines in one of the oldest and most well-known track and field events in the nation...
Rebels capture Alta A crown (04/28/05)
The Sioux Central boys track and field team took four first places here Tuesday afternoon, winning the Class A division of the Alta Relays. Individually for the Rebels, senior Cody Wiitmaack was a double individual winner, taking firsts in the long jump (20 feet, 11 inches) and the 400 hurdles...
Aurelia boys win Alta Relay B title (04/28/05)
Winning four of five relays and adding six individual first places, the Aurelia boys track and field team took first place here Tuesday in the Class B division of the Alta Relays. The Bulldogs finished with 166 points to 131 for Ar-We-Va and 86 for third-place Odebolt-Arthur. Storm Lake-St. Mary's finished fifth with 27 points...
Spirit Lake trips SLHS boys netters (04/28/05)
Despite winning two singles matches, the Storm Lake High boys tennis team dropped a 7-2 decision here Monday to a well-balanced Spirit Lake team. Storm Lake's Jack Phomphakdy won his singles match with a 10-7 win over Spirit Lake's Tom Bjorstad. The other singles winner for Storm Lake was Chandavone Southiphong, who beat Spirit Lake's Jake Shell 10-7...
BVU men's golf team seventh going into final round of IIAC (04/28/05)
The Buena University golf team is sitting in seventh place after the first 36-hole round here Saturday in the 72-hole Iowa Conference championships. The second 36-hold round will be held Friday and Saturday at the Finkbine Golf course in Iowa City. The Beavers are in seventh place with a team total of 622 strokes. BVU shot a 296 last Friday and a 326 Saturday...
Holton, Demers pace Alta boys golfers to NW win (04/28/05)
Adam Holton shot a 40 and teammate Jeff Demers added a 41 here Tuesday to lead Alta to first place in a Northwest Conference golf meet hosted by Schaller-Crestland, Alta won a close team competition, finishing with 170 strokes to 171 for Sac City, 173 for defending champ Newell-Fonda, 184 for Sioux Central, 189 for fifth-place Aurelia, 195 for sixth-place Storm Lake-St. Mary's, 197 for Pomeroy-Palmer and 216 for Schaller-Crestland...
Carson & Barnes Circus (04/28/05)
Advance tickets are now available for the Carson and Barnes Circus on May 10 in Storm Lake. Tickets are available at Fareway at 404 East Seventh St., Hy-Vee at 1250 North Lake Ave., Dyno's at 1201 East Lakeshore Drive, and the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce at 119 West Sixth St...
3 days of events set for Sioux Rapids Sesquicentennial (04/28/05)
The Sioux Rapids Sesquicentennial Schedule of Events has become a reality. The day's events are now available in a listing that the public may obtain at First State Bank in Sioux Rapids, City Hall and various businesses around Sioux Rapids. The event will mark the 150th birthday of Sioux Rapids and is set to happen this summer, July 29, 30, and 31. ...
Local realtors win big in IAR awards (04/28/05)
Joseph Aube of the United Counties Board of Realtors has earned a Diamond Individual Achievement Award from the Iowa Association of Realtors for having over $5 million worth of sales or listings closed. The IAR Individual Achievement Awards were initiated in 1988 to recognize excellence in real estate activities. ...
Filter Recycling Inc. energy independent (04/28/05)
When Marvin and Cindy Wernimont ran out of wood for their stove in their home near Rembrandt in the mid-1990s, they started to get pretty worried. Then Marvin stumbled on some used oil filters in the garage. He tossed some into the wood stove and they worked just fine and kept them warm and toasty all night...
The Rink hasn't been sold, owner says (04/28/05)
Vance Hadenfeldt, owner of The Rink at 1405 East Lakeshore, wants the public to know that the business is open as usual. Hadenfeldt said he wanted to dispel any rumors that his business had been sold. The Rink is open Fridays 7-10 p.m., Saturdays 2-4:30 p.m. and 7-9:30 p.m., and Sundays 2-4:30 p.m...
Funeral Arrangements (04/28/05)
Donald Rupp March 20, 1926 - April 22, 2005 Funeral mass for Donald Rupp was 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake with Reverend Bruce Lawler officiating. Burial was in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery with Military Honors performed by AMVETS Post #66...
Readers Respond (04/28/05)
Quit dodging a fair ethanol debate in Iowa Senate To The Editor: Should Iowa adopt a renewable fuel standard that would require ethanol to be part of every gallon of fuel used on our highways? Iowans have long talked about how this measure could boost our economy. Iowans have debated the issue but the Iowa Senate is being prevented from having the same debate. That's why I'm asking for your help to get this issue before the Iowa Senate...
Letter from the Editor (04/28/05)
It was a new one on me. I've been in on many celebrations for fine new buildings, the best being the blast for the BVU Science Center. I've never seen a party for knocking one down. And yet it seems fitting. After a couple years of exciting planning, demolition of the vacant Harbor House is in fact the first tangible action in making Project Awaysis come true in Storm Lake. Why not toast it, as Awaysis supporters did Monday?...
One Man's View (04/28/05)
I just had a smoked ham and swiss sandwich on onion rye bread with horseradish mustard. If you don't think that's good, then you don't know what real food is. That is one opinion to which I am going vehemently adhere, through the end of the week, at least...