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Stories from Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Sarah Demers recognized by U.S. Achievement Academy (07/12/05)
The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Sarah Demers from Rembrandt has been named a United States National Leadership and Service Award Winner. Demers will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally...
ESL summer program continues to grow (07/12/05)
The summer Hispanic ESL (English as a Second Language) Enrichment Program at Storm Lake United Methodist Church is growing by leaps and bounds, more than doubling from 13 students last summer to 27 students this year. The three-week program concludes this week...
Police grant to add mobile command vehicle cameras in SL (07/12/05)
Midwest Wireless, through its Community Caring Program, is giving $4,726 to the Storm Lake Public Safety Department Thursday to buy camera surveillance equipment for the new mobile command vehicle. A presentation will be made at the Storm Lake fire station. ...
Five vie for Buena Vista County fair queen (07/12/05)
Five young women from Buena Vista County are vying for the crown and title of Buena Vista County Fair Queen. This year's contest will take place Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grandstand. The contestants will be interviewed by a panel of judges who will consider many traits including character, leadership and community involvement...
King pushes immigrant job screening, works for Tyson (07/12/05)
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. should not be affected in any way by legislation that U.S. Congressman Steve King introduced last Tuesday that the congressman says would return lost jobs back to legal workers. King's New Illegal Deduction Elimination Act (New IDEA) would make wages and benefits paid to illegal aliens nondeductible for federal tax purposes...
Storm Lake After 5 sponsoring 'Fit For Life' Dinner Party (07/12/05)
The public is invited to the Storm Lake After 5 "Fit For Life" Dinner Party at Lake Creek Country Club in Storm Lake 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 19. The cost is $8. This month the Special Feature is Curves for Women with Kristi Olson, owner/manager. ...
Tedesco sees excitement, challenge in new district (07/12/05)
Dr. Paul Tedesco's first goal as the new superintendent of schools is to learn faces and names of those employed in the Storm Lake district. That is no small task, and it must be done will be a great task and one that is important to complete as quickly as possible to help establish relationships...
Newell-Fonda, Schaller-Crestland in 'proactive' look at school sharing (07/12/05)
Rather than getting caught in a rainstorm from the gathering storm clouds of state mandates, Newell-Fonda and Schaller-Crestland are looking into sharing academic services before anything becomes mandated. Representatives of the two districts are scheduled to meet in Early today for discussions that could lead to shared classes by next year and perhaps a new joint school within half a decade...
3-generation rodeo family brings show to BV Fair (07/12/05)
A new event is about to become bullish on the Fair. The Rockin' R Rodeo will be a new feature for the Buena Vista County Fair, offering fun, comedy and action. This event will be held Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. The rodeo is a late change in plans, replacing the stock car races that had been planned and printed in fair schedules...
Weddings (07/12/05)
Erica Stille and Scott Goodyear Erica Faye Stille and Scott Richard Goodyear were united in marriage on Saturday, July 31, 2004 at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. The bride was given away by her grandfather, Marvin Stille. Pastor Doug Corlew officiated...
Iowa missionary a shooting victim (07/12/05)
An Iowa Baptist missionary was in critical condition at a Des Moines hospital Sunday after he was shot several times July 3 outside a Brazil church he founded. John Leonard, 45, of Creston was unconscious at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, where he was flown Saturday...
St. Luke's opens a new neonatal unit, $10m project (07/12/05)
After months of careful planning and construction, the new St. Luke's Auxiliary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City will open and begin caring for the hospital's tiniest patients. The neonatal unit, one phase of a $10 million project to enhance women's and children's services at St. Luke's, offers families state-of-the-art technology all in a family-centered environment...
Panther softball team hits its stride (07/12/05)
The St. Mary's High softball team won two of three games Saturday, taking second place in the Coon Rapids-Bayard Tournament. On Friday night, the Panthers picked up a conference win, beating Sac City in Sac City, 10-6. In Saturday's tourney opener, St. Mary's shut down Coon Rapids-Bayard, 10-0. SM righthander Ashley Langner went the distance, giving up just two hits while walking four and striking out one...
SL's Clausen fourth in Nike Tourney (07/12/05)
Storm Lake junior Aaron Clausen established himself as one of the top prep golfers in Iowa in late May at the Class 3A state meet. He fired the fourth best score in the field, tying for sixth place with a 74-72 -146. He finished just four strokes behind 3A champion Wade Pettitt of Carroll...
Wordekemper inks deal with Yankees (07/12/05)
As of last Thursday, Storm Lake native Eric Wordekemper is being paid for the first time to play the game he loves. Wordekemper, a former standout pitcher for Storm Lake-St. Mary's High and Division I Creighton University, signed a contract Thursday with the New York Yankees...
Garden Festival (07/12/05)
On Saturday, July 23 the Prairie Pedlar is celebrating a fun-filled day at the garden with their annual Garden Festival. Beginning at 11 a.m. there's something for everyone. Throughout the day, visitors can enjoy a scavenger hunt throughout the garden. ...
Lots of new events for BV County Fair (07/12/05)
Let the fun begin! The 119th Buena Vista County Fair will get underway July 21. The fair board, extension personnel and 4-H'ers have planned an exciting four days with events for all ages. A kick-off for the fair will be held Wednesday, July 20 with the annual parade, sponsored by the Alta Chamber of Commerce and the Buena Vista County Fair Board, to be held at 5:30 p.m. ...
Funeral Arrangements (07/12/05)
Jean Beekmann May 29, 1922- July 6, 2005 Jean Beekmann, lifelong resident of Storm Lake, passed away Wednesday, July 6 at the home of her son in Plantation, Fla. Charlotte Jean Haarup was born on May 29, 1922 in Storm Lake, the daughter of James and Carrie Alda (Fultz) Haarup. She graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1938 and earned a two-year teaching degree from Buena Vista College. She taught third grade at Renwick School...
Readers Respond (07/12/05)
To The Editor: Thank you for your coverage of the recent ride-run. Organizers Hugh Perry and John Brostad and their excellent crew of volunteers did a wonderful job of managing this event. I noticed, however, that the Pilot Tribune mentioned, incorrectly, that my partner, Marge Nielsen, was 73 years old. Marge is only 69 and won't reach the milestone of 70 until next month. I had opted for talent and youth when agreeing to team up with her this year...
Thanks for the memories (07/12/05)
Saying "thank you" is something most everyone learns at a young age. Moms and dads teach their toddlers, new to the world of talking, the importance of the two little words and feel proud when they hear the words used (and often scold them when the words aren't used.)...
Letter from the editor (07/12/05)
On the Fourth of July, I wandered into a patch of shade, where Mike Wilson happened to be ably pitching the AWAYSIS destination park to a small gathering of curious visitors. There are millions and millions of dollars in exciting developments to talk about, but I was pleased to hear Mike make a point that could be forgotten in the rush to build...