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Stories from Thursday, July 28, 2005

Feds offer half a million bucks for SL dredging (07/28/05)
Federal funding of $500,000 has been approved for the Storm Lake dredging project, according to Senator Tom Harkin, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The funds were just approved by a House-Senate Conference Committee. Both the House and the Senate must approve the final measure before it becomes law...
Buena Vista County upgrades voting machines (07/28/05)
Officials in six Iowa counties including Buena Vista have announced they will partner with Election Systems & Software, Inc. to upgrade their current voting systems with optical scanning technology. Buena Vista County will use optical scan ballot tabulators and the new AutoMARK system, which enables disabled voters to mark optical scan ballots privately and independently...
Sales tax holiday this Aug. 5-6 (07/28/05)
Back to school time brings lots of expenses to families with children: registration fees, supplies, and clothing. With the Iowa sales tax rate now at 7 percent in many Iowa communities, families may want to take advantage of the Sales Tax Holiday weekend to help with back-to-school costs...
Story Inside the Statues (07/28/05)
If you go to Sleepy Hollow, just west of Chautauqua Park, you'll find three, bronzed little girls in antique dresses, playing just as though the last eighty years had vanished in a whiff of time. In a way, time does stand still here now. On Tuesday, landscape architect Robert Satter of Clear Lake placed the three bronze statues to honor the memory of three Paxton girls, Maxine, Margaret, and Marjorie, who played along the same northern shore of Storm Lake early in the last century...
Retiree's dream takes flight - to Osh Kosh (07/28/05)
Paul Murray's dreams have always been as high as the sky. This week, Murray will chase another one. Murray, a retired farmer, has restored a 1952 Piper Super Cub PA-18 to fly with fellow pilot Dr. Paul Barber to the International Experimental Aircraft Association convention which started Monday in Osh Kosh, Wis. The event is regarded by flying enthusiasts as the biggest and best aircraft convention in the world...
SL council will fight Kolb lawsuit (07/28/05)
The Storm Lake City Council in special session Wednesday voted to resist a July 21 petition for an injunction filed by Norman Kolb in Buena Vista County District Court to keep the city from relocating the Kolb memorial garden and fountain from the Sunrise Park Road area...
Anniversary (07/28/05)
Loretta and George Graham George and Loretta Graham of Alta will be celebrating their 35th Wedding Anniversary on August . There will be a family party in Kansas City with their daughters and son-in laws, Sarah and Rob Little, Grandview, MO and Lisa and Scott Mussman, Olathe, KS...
Wedding (07/28/05)
Kari Christianson and Brandon Smith Kari Christianson and Brandon Smith were married June 18 in Okoboji by Rev. Scott Grotewold. The bride is the daughter of Leon and Jane Christianson of Lake Mills; the groom is the son of Dennis and Donna Smith of Rembrandt. ...
Engagement (07/28/05)
Debra Setterdahl and Troy Wiley Debra Setterdahl, of Des Moines, and Troy Wiley, of Urbandale, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Parents of the couple are Marvin and Darlene Setterdahl, Rio, Illinois and Bill and Sharon Wiley, Albert City...
Vilsack forms a PAC to boost Demo hopes, and his own future (07/28/05)
Gov. Tom Vilsack is forming a new political action committee to help finance Democratic candidates in the 38 gubernatorial elections to be held this year and next. The effort is called Heartland PAC and Vilsack said Tuesday that it will be designed to develop issues and ideas, as well as raise money...
Children hurt in boat blast at Okoboji (07/28/05)
Three children received minor injuries following a boat explosion on East Lake Okoboji on Monday afternoon at Camp Foster on the lake's east side. Maddie Dineen, 14, of Omaha, Neb., Emmy Rush, 14, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Amelia Ambrose, 13, of Omaha, Neb., received burns on their legs following the blast. Emmy and Amelia were treated and released at a hospital in Spirit Lake while Maddie was being kept for observation...
SLHS wrestlers shine at Luther summer camp (07/28/05)
The Storm Lake High School wrestling team attended the 2005 Luther College Team Wrestling Camp held here July 6-9. Over 300 high school athletes from five states attended the camp that was directed by Luther head wrestling coach Dave Mitchell. Clinicianss at the camp included University of Iowa assistant coach and two-time NCAA champion Tim Hartung, University of Minnesota All-American and four-time Iowa high school state champion Mack Reiter, and the Luther College coaching staff...
SLHS VB camp slated (07/28/05)
Storm Lake varsity volleyball coach Jacquie Bauer will be offering two volleyball camps in August at the SLHS gym. For girls entering grades 5-8, a camp will be held Aug. 8-11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $30. Girls entering grades 9-12 will have a camp Aug. 8-13 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. each day. The fee for that camp is $35...
Heartbreak in Carroll (07/28/05)
Through 12 innings Tuesday night, the Storm Lake High and Carroll softball teams dueled it out like two heavyweight fighters with solid punching power and finesse. After the Tornadoes scored twice in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings, it was a matter of which team would blink first...
May sings Ray in 'Boji (07/28/05)
Classic singer Marilyn Maye will appear at The Inn in Okoboji August 7, 8 and 9 to perform a new tribute to the music of the late Ray Charles. "His music speaks to all people with songs of great joy and happy tears," said Maye, once called "the greatest white female singer in the world" by Ella Fitzgerald. Maye appeared a record 76 times on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show."...
Storm Lake rapper set to go solo with Eastside Muzik (07/28/05)
Eastside Muzik rolled into Storm Lake last weekend, just one of their many stops on their 20 state promotional tour. Riding in a van which they referred to as a "driving billboard," rappers Bullet, Noe (No One Else), and On One are spreading the word about Eastside Muzik...
Farm leasing workshop Aug. 23 (07/28/05)
The annual ISU Extension Farm Leasing Workshop will be held in Buena Vista County on August 23 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the AEA Building, 824 Flindt Drive in Storm Lake. Farmers and landlords alike are invited to review current farmland information including the new cash rent and land value surveys. ...
'High tunnel' could double Iowa growing season (07/28/05)
Can you envision enjoying fresh, locally-grown tomatoes and cucumbers for six months rather than three? This is a reality, not a dream, as more producers around the country are using "high tunnels" to extend the growing season of horticultural crops. ...
Former Storm Lake resident gets national kitchen design award (07/28/05)
Liz Hansen, the daughter of Paul and Francis Hansen, formerly of Storm Lake, has taken top honors for kitchen design from The National Kitchen and Bath Association. A graduate of Storm Lake High School, Firebaugh received her marketing degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She has worked in the design field since 1980 and now works for Signature Kitchens in Petoskey, Mich...
Bacon joins BV Regional Healthcare Foundation Board (07/28/05)
Dan Bacon, Financial Representative for Thrivent Financial from Storm Lake, has joined the Board of Directors of the Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation effective at the June, 2005 Board meeting. "We are very pleased that Dan accepted our invitation to join the Foundation Board," states Brad Strader, Foundation Director. ...
Funeral Arrangements (07/28/05)
Dale G. Farmer Sept. 1, 1928 - July 22, 2005 Dale G. Farmer, 76, a resident of Dover, Ark., died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, Ark. He was born Sept. 1, 1928, at Lake City to Roy O. and Grace Schwitters Farmer. ...
Readers Respond (07/28/05)
TO THE EDITOR: In the past few weeks you may have noticed numerous media reports about a dubious study on the net energy balance of ethanol. The study, conducted by David Pimentel of Cornell University and Tad Patzek of the University of California-Berkeley, alleges ethanol production requires more fossil energy than the resulting ethanol fuel contains. Despite a wealth of research to the contrary, Pimentel has repeatedly made this same assertion in the past...
Letter from the Editor (07/28/05)
Within about five minutes of the end of the Tour de Lance, er - Tour de France, the debate was on. The spokes folks had spoken. Is the unbeatable Armstrong the best athlete today, so far this century, or in the history of the universe? Or just some sissy little cyclist in a clashy yellow disco shirt? It depends who you choose to listen to...
Long-Standing Dedication (07/28/05)
Sometimes, you get the best work from volunteers. That is certainly the case with the Albert City Threshermen and Collectors Show Aug. 12-14. I don't think people can begin to realize just how much work it is to keep this show going and the long-standing dedication of the people who make it happen...