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Stories from Wednesday, July 6, 2005

'Dream Saver' gives half a million for Arnolds Park Site (07/06/05)
An 87-year-old Pierre, South Dakota retired cable television entrepreneur has given $500,000 to the effort to "Sustain the Park" - the historic amusement park at Arnolds Park, that is. Edward Parson said the gift is his way of thanking the area for the opportunity that it gave him a quarter of a century ago...
Education Briefs (07/06/05)
BVU hires new general manager for food service manager Sodexho Campus Services at Buena Vista University has announced the addition of Steve Terry as its general manager. Terry has worked in the food service industry for 15 years and is a Certified Executive Chef from Johnson and Wales in Providence, Rhode Island. He has taught culinary arts at Muskinghum College in Ohio. He also produced the awards banquet for the 63rd Academy Awards...
King sees Declaration of Independence relevant today (07/06/05)
U.S. Fifth District Congressman Steve King pointed to the relevance of the Declaration of Independence in today's world in the patriotic ceremony during the Star Spangled Spectacular Monday at the Buddy Monument. King took the opportunity to show how the principles of the Declaration apply to today's military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq. ...
AWAYSIS: The 'Wow' begins soon (07/06/05)
Even as the final touches are being put to plans for the lodge hotel and water park centerpiece of the Project AWAYSIS destination park in Storm Lake, residents can expect to begin seeing things happen as early as this fall. Work is expected to begin then on a $4 million complete re-do of the Casino Beach Marina area, a related project funded by the DNR and the state of Iowa, according to Mike Wilson, who gave a special update on AWAYSIS to visitors during the Star Spangled Spectacular Monday.. ...
Nominations open for local school boards (07/06/05)
Iowa voters will go to the polls Sept. 13 to cast their ballots in school board elections. Nominating petitions can be taken out starting July 11 with the filing deadline Aug. 4 to get on the ballot. The last day to remove a name from the ballot for the annual school board election is Aug. 9...
Anniversary (07/06/05)
Millers celebrate 50 years Stories are the threads that weave the fabric of life. They link ideas, people, places, and things. We're asking your help in collecting the memories that weave the story of Johnny and Mary Miller's 50 years of marriage as of June 20. ...
Could simple horseradish hold solution to hog battle? (07/06/05)
Farm wife Sharlene Merk is encouraged by research findings that a cocktail of ground horseradish and hydrogen peroxide can cut the stench of hog manure. From the door of her rural farmhouse in west Iowa, Merk can see two long blue buildings containing thousands of hogs on a neighboring farm. A second hog farm, with thousands more animals crammed into three white buildings, is less than half a mile away...
Teen drowns in Sibley gravel pit (07/06/05)
An 18-year-old South Dakota teenager drowned in a northwest Iowa gravel pit, a popular swimming area for youth, authorities said. Bruce Frazier, 18, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and a friend were swimming across the Ocheyedan gravel pit Saturday night when Frazier began to call for help. He was about 150 feet from shore when he sank into the water, the Osceola County Sheriff's department said in a statement...
A green and white weekend (07/06/05)
The Storm Lake High baseball team put itself in position to win at least a share of the 2005 Lakes Conference title at home Friday night with a surprisingly easy 12-0 win over Estherville-Lincoln-Central in five innings. The Midgets came into the game with just one conference loss. Storm Lake, 11-2 in Lakes play, has two conference games left this week, playing at LeMars Tuesday and hosting Spencer Thursday...
Panther nine edges Wildcats; gains some tourney momentum (07/06/05)
The Storm Lake-St. Mary's baseball team defeated Schaller-Crestland 2-1 here Saturday in a game that started June 24 but was called because of rain. The Panthers scored once in the second, and added the gamewinner in the fourth. The Wildcats rallied for a run in the bottom of the seventh before falling a run short...
It's a tough weekend for Mustang girls (07/06/05)
It was a tough weekend for the Newell-Fonda softball team. The Mustangs, ranked third in Class 1A, lost a pitcher's duel 1-0 to Carroll-Kuemper Friday night in Carroll, then lost a pair of games Saturday in the Storm Lake Tournament. In the loss to Kuemper, Newell-Fonda ace Hanna Reis gave up a single run in the bottom of the fifth, taking the loss. She gave up just five hits while not walking a batter and striking out one...
Coming Events (07/06/05)
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Iowa Games summer festival nears (07/06/05)
Online registration is now open for the Iowa Games "Summer Games" events in Ames. While an Iowa Games regional is no longer held in Storm Lake, local athletes are still involved. There were people from Buena Vista County in the Games in 2004. The entry deadline for many of the sports that remain open will be July 5 online...
Funeral Arrangements (07/06/05)
Todd Tillotson May 28, 1945 - June 27, 2005 Memorial service for Todd T. Tillotson, 60, Fairmont, was Thursday, June 30 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont, Minn. Todd passed away at his home in Fairmont on Monday, June 27. Todd Taylor Tillotson was born May 28, 1945 in Sibley, the son of Harry and Imogene (Nelson) Tillotson. ...
Letter from the Editor (07/06/05)
I must be honest here, I gave my kids "byline names." Built for flexibility. Just in case. If my daughter were one day writing for the Wall Street Journal, goodness forbid, she could be "Kathryn H. Larsen, reporting." If she wrote for Newsweek, she'd be "Kate Larsen." If she worked for Tiger Beat, I guess she'd be "Katie." If Rolling Stone, what, "K-La?"...