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Stories from Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Students go to the junk pile for parts and create racing vehicles for competition (05/17/05)
Aurelia High School was the host for the fourth annual Industrial Technology Fair which allowed students from five area schools to display their projects created in shop class as well as provide a lot of fun. Students had the opportunity to take part in the annual "junkyard wars" competition. The rules for this event are simple - make a motorized vehicle out of junk. The Aurelia students used such things as portions of a bleacher, garden tractor, two bikes and a snowblower...
Storm Lake High School music students take part in state large group festival (05/17/05)
On Friday, May 6, the Storm Lake High School Music Department traveled to LeMars High School for the annual State Large Group Festival. This was one of the numerous sites that host the culminating activity of high school music departments for their concert bands, orchestras, and choirs. ...
Supervisors eye another site for new jail (05/17/05)
As stiff neighborhood opposition to a proposed site for a county jail just north of Richland Avenue continues, the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors is looking to yet another possible site after a meeting Monday with Omaha architect Rod Moore...
Newell-Fonda has five valedictorians (05/17/05)
Newell-Fonda Community Schools bade farewell to its beloved Principal Phil Casey who dedicated the last quarter century of his career to the school, 24 of those years as an administrator. It was Casey's last graduation ceremony, but he was not alone in the pride shown for Newell-Fonda. There were no fewer than five valedictorians, all with perfect 4.0 grade point averages for their high school careers...
City close to resolving chlorine water woes (05/17/05)
City of Storm Lake staff, engineering staff from Veenstra and Kim, Veolia Water, and the Department of Natural Resources continue to monitor the chlorine system at the Storm Lake water plant this week. There has been progress over the last few weeks with the chlorine problems the community has experienced, and the chlorine feed system is now operating within accepted standards. ...
Recognized for math skills (05/17/05)
The United States Achievement Academy announced that Laurie Loving from Albert City has been named a United States National Award Winner in Mathematics. This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students...
10th Marathon to Marathon will be more than a run (05/17/05)
This year's Marathon to Marathon is shaping up with a lot of new events in addition to some of the old standbys, according to Terry Benson, board member for the 10th anniversary event. Benson is heading up the effort to coordinate same-day race events. "The day in general reaches across age groups and there's something for all ages," Benson said...
Highway 20 boosters find feds ready to bankroll roads, but state DOT not convinced (05/17/05)
Members of the U.S. 20 Corridor Association met in Holstein on Friday. They learned the Senate and House passed Access Iowa Highways, a session law intended to designate portions of the Commercial and Industrial Network (CIN) as "Access Iowa Highways." The language of Access Iowa Highways includes a directive to the Iowa Department of Transportation to expedite and accelerate development of Access Iowa Highways and "...consider the direct and priority linkages between economic centers within the state" to enhance regional accessibility.. ...
Engagements (05/17/05)
Alicia Larson and Alex Quintanilla Mike and Kris Larson of Postville, and Jaimé and Maria Quintanilla of Storm Lake, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Alicia Larson and Alex Quintanilla. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Postville High School and a 2004 graduate of Iowa State University with a double major in Communications Studies and Sociology. She is the Training Supervisor at First National Bank in Ames...
Benefit for Kathy Fahr June 19 (05/17/05)
A benefit will be held for Kathy Fahr on Sunday, June 19 at the Alta Community Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pork and turkey sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, chips and bars will be served for $5. Kathy is recovering from cancer treatments and surgery, so please join us to help defray her medical expenses. Donations can be made at Heritage Bank, Alta in Kathy Fahr's name. Sponsored by Thriven Financial for Lutherans. Thrivent will match the first $1,000 raised...
Golf for Beginners being offered (05/17/05)
Which came first, the ball or the club? Join this high school and adult group with instructor Staci Maloy to learn the basics of golf. "Golf for Beginners" will meet on three Thursdays beginning June 2 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Municipal Golf Course Driving Range. ...
Clay County Attorney resigns while facing reprimand (05/17/05)
Clay County Attorney Michael Zenor resigned two days before a Supreme Court panel recommended a public reprimand. Zenor had been the county's top prosecutor for 26 years. The Grievance Commission of the Supreme Court of Iowa concluded last week that Zenor appeared to work on behalf of people charged with traffic violation while also serving as the county attorney...
Spencer school overrun with complaints, but anger is misplaced (05/17/05)
Spencer High School and the district's central administrative office have been overtaken by e-mails and telephone calls since Friday afternoon, when news broke that Kevin Francois, 17, was handed a 10-day suspension. The Spencer High School junior was told to stop talking with his mother, Sgt. ...
Record-setting 13 individuals qualify for state for SL girls (05/17/05)
It was a record-setting day at a Class 3A district meet here Friday for the Storm Lake High girls track and field team. According to long-time coach John Brostad, a record 13 individuals qualified for this week's state meet. Those athletes qualified in a school-record eight events...
BVU nine eliminated after losing late leads (05/17/05)
Wartburg College scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Buena Vista University 4-3 in an elimination game at the Iowa Conference Baseball Tournament Saturday. The Beavers end their season at 18-22-1. Wartburg took a 2-0 lead into the eighth inning when Buena Vista got two players on base courtesy of a single and error. Mike Koenecke then launched a home run over the right field fence at Veteran's Stadium to put BVU on top 3-2...
Schmidt, Brechler pace Charger girls at districts (05/17/05)
Laurens-Marathon standout Jacqulyn Schmidt qualified for the state meet in four events here Saturday, pacing the Charger girls track and field team to a fourth place in a Class 1A district meet. Schmidt, the defending 1A champion in the 100 hurdles, won that event Saturday in 14.53 seconds. The talented senior also qualified in the 100 meter dash, taking fifth with a time of 12.89 seconds...
Storm Lake boys advance doubles teams to state (05/17/05)
Four Storm Lake High boys tennis players qualified for this year's individual state tournament Friday during a Class 1A district tournament at Spencer. Meanwhile, the Tornadoes also qualified as a team for post-season play along with Spencer and LeMars...
Just another day at the races for district champ Rebel girls (05/17/05)
It was just another day at the races here Saturday for the Sioux Central girls track and field team and Alta's standout sophomore Dee Hinkeldey. The Rebels won their 11th meet of the season in 11 tries, but this time, a Class 1A district title was on the line...
Storm Lake tracksters show talent, depth at district meet (05/17/05)
Nine members of the Storm Lake High boys track team are headed to this week's Class 3A state meet this Thursday through Saturday in Des Moines. They qualified for state here Friday in a 3A district meet at the MOC/ Floyd Valley High School track complex. The Tornado boys also won the district championship, taking first with 124 points to 91 for LeMars, 65 for Spencer and 60 for MOC/FV...
Who will land a $300 walleye on Saturday? (05/17/05)
Storm Lake Kiwanis Beavers will be holding their 14th Annual Fishing Day on Saturday, May 21 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to take part in one of the year's most exciting days on the lake. Registration for the tournament will be at Storm Lake Access & Marina and Lakeside Marina on the day of the event...
Funeral Arrangements (05/17/05)
Julian Wadle January 28, 1921 - May 11, 2005 Funeral Services for Julian Wadle were held on Saturday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda, with Father Thomas Hart as celebrant at the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery at Templeton, under the direction of the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda...
My Thoughts (05/17/05)
Everyone is always in a hurry these days. Why is that? Well, in my case, I'm always late. I never use to have to rush around. In my younger days, I was always on time, and often early. I made it on time to all the important events in my my life - my high school and college graduations, my wedding, the birth of our four children. But all those things, combined - growing up, becoming a wife and having a family - have gotten me where I am today - happy but always rushing...
Readers Respond (05/17/05)
Asking for understanding in Alta property cleanup case To The Editor: Since you won't speak to me on the phone, I'll try an open letter to you, Alta City Council Members: Since the mayor publicly announced he "was no longer talking to the Grienke's" and no member of the Council contradicted the statement, I presume it can be partnered with the not listening to the Grienke's as well. ...