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Stories from Monday, July 11, 2005

The Art of Ecology (07/11/05)
The daughter of Mike and Julie Sexton, Christa will be a sophomore at Newell-Fonda High School this fall. She was encouraged to take part in the contest by her art teacher Cassie Ballou-Kitt. The contest rules provide some suggestions on what types of water fowl the young artists may want to pick from to paint. Christa chose the wood duck...
Free thinker' Fallon brings campaign to SL (07/11/05)
If you want to donate to Ed Fallon's campaign for governor, you had better limit it to $2,400. That's the most that Fallon says he will accept from any individual. Fallon brought his campaign to Storm Lake Thursday in a stopover at Abner Bell's Coffee House. He didn't hesitate to take an indirect jab at fellow Democrats Tom Vilsack and Mike Blouin, who Wednesday resigned his post as Iowa's economic development czar to run for governor...
NWAA celebrates 30th anniversary (07/11/05)
Northwest Aging Association will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary of serving northwest Iowa on Wednesday, July 20, 2005, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the Central Office, 2 Grand Avenue, Spencer. The celebration will begin with a visit by the Spencer Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited...
SLPD announces National Night Out Aug. 3 (07/11/05)
The Storm Lake Police Department has announced its participation in the 2005 National Night Out 5:30-9 p.m. Aug. 3. The National Night Out Program is an international program designed for neighbors to go out and meet each other and get to know newcomers to their neighborhoods. They also informally commit to each other that if suspicious activities or crimes are occurring in their neighborhoods they will call the police and report the incidents...
Supervisors approve rezoning requests (07/11/05)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors approved second readings of two rezoning requests Tuesday. Second reading was approved of an ordinance request by Craig Wells in the Lakeside area. The rezoning will allow a second storage unit building on property Wells owns...
Subway bombing hits home (07/11/05)
Studying abroad was a lifelong dream for Kasey Vogel, former Storm Lake St. Mary's student. That dream came true when she studied abroad in London this spring semester through Central College and took classes at London Metropolitan University. About to begin her senior year as a psychology major at Drake University in Des Moines, Vogel is glad that dream did not become a nightmare, as it did for the 700 who were injured and at least 37 who killed in the Thursday subway bombings in London...
Garden is for Giving (07/11/05)
You just don't grow teenagers much finer than Mary Foell. Over the past three years, this soon-to-be junior at Schaller-Crestland School has donated 4,000 pounds of fresh produce she has grown in four gardens at the family's country home. The gardens are once again green and in their prime, vegetables and fruits galore ripening for their cause...
It's unanimous: State officials approve SL charte school (07/11/05)
The Iowa Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved the charter school application for the Storm Lake School District that will allow a high school-college partnership to begin this fall. It was one of four programs across the state to win approval in a sweeping decision this week...
Engagements (07/11/05)
Kruse and Berkland Katherine (Katie) Rose Kruse and Brandon Michael Berkland, Storm Lake, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Trudy and Craig Schroeder of Alta and Russ Kruse of Storm Lake, and Becky and Wyman Travis, Curlew, and Michael and Feryle Berkland of Storm Lake...
Sac Extension aiming higher (07/11/05)
'What Extension Can Be' is the driving theme behind a recent series of meetings held in Sac County. The Sac County Extension Council's goal is to strengthen the presence of Iowa State University education efforts and make them more relevant to future needs of Sac County communities...
The Castle Keeper (07/11/05)
Corn and wheat fields blanket northwestern Iowa for hundreds of miles. Pass through the city of Ida Grove (pop., 2000), a short drive southwest of Storm Lake, however, and a fantastic medieval landscape crops up. The city marker is a castle tower standing 30 feet high. ...
Tennis camp slated for July 25-29 (07/11/05)
Storm Lake High tennis coach Ron Netten will be offering three different levels of tennis camp starting July 25. The Beginners Camp will be held July 25-29 for third and fourth graders from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The cost of that camp is $20. The Advanced Beginners Camp for fifth through eighth graders will be held following the Beginners Camp, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Intermediate Camp for high school students will finish off the mornings from 10:30 a.m. until noon...
Defense the difference in St. Mary's win (07/11/05)
Defense makes a difference. The young Storm Lake-St. Mary's softball team has struggled at times this summer in the field, but appears to be putting things together defensively with tournaments just a week away. The Panthers used a strong defense and just enough offense to edge Aurelia 3-1 Wednesday night in Storm Lake...
8th grader Bibler fires two-hitter in Alta win (07/11/05)
Alta eighth-grader Jessy Bibler tossed a two-hit shutout here Tuesday night, and got plenty of offensive support as the Cyclones cruised to an 11-0 win over Sac City. The game was shortened to five innings via the ten-run rule. Bibler went the distance, walking just three and striking out eight...
Panther nine has momentum, five-game win streak (07/11/05)
The Storm Lake-St. Mary's baseball team finished its Northwest Conference schedule on a high note, rallying past Aurelia here Wednesday night for a 9-7 win. The young Panthers finished 8-6 in conference play and will take some momentum into next week's Class 1A tourney play...
Storm Lake baseball team routs Spencer, ties with EL-C for Lakes title (07/11/05)
The Storm Lake High baseball team will enter next week's Class 3A playoffs as a co-champion of the competitive Lakes Conference. The Tornadoes clinched it Thursday night with an 11-1 win over Spencer in five innings at Tornado Field. Storm Lake, 19-4 overall, finished the conference schedule with a 14-2 record. ...
'Magnificent Board of Directors' at area firefighters' Big Top fundraiser (07/11/05)
One of northwest Iowa's most popular bands, The Magnificent Board of Directors, will offer classic rock and blues hits with full horn and keyboard sections at the annual Aurelia Community Fire Department Benefit Night, Saturday, July 16. The event, themed "Under the Big Top" will take place in the Aurelia City Park, rain or shine...
Sioux City goes Renaissance in new free Rivercade festival (07/11/05)
Riverside Park in Sioux City will be transformed into another realm when the 42nd annual River-Cade Festival initiates Riverssance, a full-fledged Renaissance Faire, July 22-24. "Nestled amidst the ancient oak trees at Riverside Park in Sioux City, we will bring Siouxland an authentic reenactment of early 16th century English harvest festival," explained Phil Claeys, Senior Vice Commodore for River-Cade's Riverssance. ...
Funeral Arrangements (07/11/05)
Jean Beekmann May 29, 1922 - July 6, 2005 A Memorial Service for Jean Beekmann will be held on Tuesday, July 12, at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake. Jean Beekmann, life long resident of Storm Lake, passed away Wednesday, July 6, at the home of her son in Plantation, Fla...
Readers Respond (07/11/05)
To The Editor: It's my desire to enter into a dialogue with Iowans over the next several months about our collective future and how I might contribute to that future. No matter what our faith traditions are, all of us are called to make this place a little bit better, for those who share this land, and for those who are yet to come...
Letter from the editor (07/11/05)
I hope Judith Miller spends a good long time in jail. Not that she's done a thing wrong. Not that she deserves it. Not that she isn't a fine journalist. Not that she's not, for all I know, a good upstanding citizen who is extremely kind to old people and dogs...
My View (07/11/05)
If the crowds that lined Lake Avenue Monday were any indication, Storm Lake's tourism industry is well on the way to finding a life of its own. The crowds seemed bigger than in previous years, with hardly a bare spot along the parade route. You could see spinoffs too, with a lot more boats out on the lake as people enjoyed a perfect weekend...