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Stories from Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Japanese students explore Iowa, plan tea ceremony (07/26/05)
Japanese students from Kyoto Koka Women's University are in the community for a month, working to improve their functional English speaking skills as well as to gain an understanding of a culture totally new to them. The group of 35 students are participating in a summer English course at Buena Vista University. The intensive course lasts three hours each weekday. Many activities have been arranged for them to take part in during their free time...
Wa-Tan-Ye awards three new scholarships for local collegiates (07/26/05)
The Storm Lake Wa-Tan-Ye Club has awarded three college scholarships for the 2005-06 year. The recipients include Alicia Haack, Newell; Heather Henrich, Storm Lake (receiving the Hazel Kleespies Scholarship); and Amanda Brady, Storm Lake (receiving the Betty Forbes Memorial Scholarship.) Wa-Tan-Ye, a Storm Lake service organization, awards scholarships annually from funds generated by the club's annual fall omelet breakfast...
Ice cream made by "shiftless Swedes" (07/26/05)
Probably one of the favorites of the annual Albert City Threshermen and Collectors Show again this Aug. 12-14 will be the Swedish ice cream booth, featuring ice cream "made by shiftless Swedes". Merrill and Phyllis Rehnstrom of Alta have run the homemade ice cream concession for the past four to five years, or "ever since I was foolish enough to help," said Merrill...
Siouxland Blood Bank here Aug. 2 (07/26/05)
The Siouxland Community Blood Bank has urgent needs for all blood types and blood donations are needed immediately to prevent blood shortages in our area. Your donation will make an immediate impact and ensure blood products will be available in a moment's notice...
Concordia hosts registration open house (07/26/05)
planning a registration open house 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27 at the school at 402 Lake Ave. The registration gives parents and families an opportunity to examine the curriculum, meet the teachers, learn more about Christian Education, and register for the 2005-06 school year...
Faster Pastors Set Sail (07/26/05)
Nine Storm Lake area ministers risk a dunking for a good cause in the Faster Pastor sailboat races, to be held July 31. "The pastors are being really good sports, and I think they are having fun with this," said Rick Peterson, commodore of the Hi-Noon Kiwanis Community Sailing program in Storm Lake, which is putting on the event...
Royal Rapture (07/26/05)
Jenny Sievers, daughter of Jill and Trent Sievers, was thrilled as she was announced as the 2005 Buena Vista County Fair Little Miss, left; and above, Amanda Meyer, daughter of Jim and Amy Meyer, reacted with pure joy as she was crowned as the 2005 Fair Queen...
For Cannon lady, life's a blast (07/26/05)
Jennifer Schneider had a new experience at the Buena Vista County Fair last week. The entertainer who has been known as the Cannonlady has shot out of the apparatus designed by her father for some 16 years, but one thing she has never had the opportunity to do is fly over a combine at a county fair - until now...
Engagement (07/26/05)
Jennifer Erps and Justin Harding Jennifer Ann Erps and Justin Dee Harding, both of Mound, Minnesota, announce their engagement. The bride-elect is the daughter of Don and Julie Erps of Cedar Rapids and the granddaughter of Gerald "Scotty" and Agnes Scott of Storm Lake. Parents of the future bridegroom are Stephen Harding of Williams, AZ and Jody Streitenberger of Shenandoah. An October 15 wedding is planned at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids...
Hispanics change face of small-city business (07/26/05)
City leaders thought the teal blue paint at La Magdalena, a Mexican grocery on lower Main Street, was too bright, too loud. The building's wooden siding seemed out of place amid its red brick neighbors. "It looked too much like Mexico. But then, they said, 'Maybe that's OK,'" said Christine Feagan, director of Hispanic Ministries at St. ...
Rain washes Tornadoes' region final with Carroll (07/26/05)
Heavy rains here Monday night washed out the Storm Lake High softball team's region final game with Carroll at the Carroll High School Field. The game was rescheduled for tonight in Carroll starting at 7 p.m. Skies were threatening and it sprinkled on and off about a half hour before the first scheduled pitch at 7 p.m...
Mustangs, Chargers get wins in region finals; gain state tourney berths (07/26/05)
Reis hurls gem as N-F edges Woodbury Central, 3-1 The Newell-Fonda softball team played for keeps here Monday night in a 3-1 win over Woodbury Central in a Class 1A region final. They did so for good reason. With the win, the Mustangs gained the school's first-ever state tourney softball berth...
Extreme skaters, bladers compete in August event (07/26/05)
After enjoying success in its first outing, the Extreme Am is returning to Spencer's East Leach Park. The skatepark will be the site of Extreme Am 2 Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21. The addition of a rollerblading division, to go along with the skateboard competition prompted the addition of a second day to northwest Iowa's own extreme sports festival...
Funeral Annoucements (07/26/05)
James Puetz April 3, 1944-July 23, 2005 Funeral services for James Puetz will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, July 23rd, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early with burial at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery under the direction of the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home...
Letter from the Editor (07/26/05)
On a hot summer day in July, Edna Griffin walked into a drug store lunch counter and ordered an ice cream soda, and before she left, life as it was would never be quite the same. I was thrilled that a dramatic interpretation of Edna Griffin's efforts has been created as part of the 40th anniversary of the Iowa Civil Rights Act this past week...
Guest Opinion (07/26/05)
I used to watch two prime time television shows every week because their characters became real and believable to me. The women were strong, cranky and flawed. The scripts were well-written, intelligent, and didn't always have tidy endings. Even the men were multi-dimensional; they struggled to balance machismo with their feminine side...