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Stories from Tuesday, August 2, 2005

DAR shares the spirit of freedom with book donations (08/02/05)
The Iowa Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution has asked their members to place the book, "Declaration of Independence" in all the libraries where members reside as part of the Sharing the Spirit of Freedom project. A copy of this book was purchased and placed in the Newell library for everyone to enjoy. The book commemorates the completed collection of the autographs of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence housed in the archives in Washington, D.C...
School registration at St. Mary's (08/02/05)
St. Mary's School will be offering a morning and an evening session for registration for the 2005-06 school year. Registration will be held Thursday, Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. - noon and 3:30-7:30 a.m. in the school gymnasium at 312 Seneca St. Families may register their students in grades K-12 during these sessions. Enrollment is open to students of all faiths. New, returning and transfer students are encouraged and welcome. Tuition assistance may be available...
Education Briefs (08/02/05)
Several courses leading to elementary and secondary teacher certification will be offered by the Iowa Central Community College Storm Lake Center starting in the Fall of 2005. All courses are held for 15 weeks unless otherwise noted. Classes start Aug. 30...
Council approves test for helicopter pad site (08/02/05)
The Storm Lake City Council Monday night agreed to a test landing by a Mercy Air Care helicopter outside the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center emergency room to determine whether it would be feasible to again allow helicopters to land on the hospital campus...
Area woman remembers how a local grease gun factory 'went to war' in '42 (08/02/05)
Making grease guns may not sound like a very ladylike job. Then, making bullets for a machine gun may not either. As World War II came on the horizon, though, all of America set aside gender biases. After Pearl Harbor, Nazi Germany aligned itself with Japan and Italy and young American men packed the induction stations to go fight the enemy in Europe and the Pacific. ...
AWAYSIS relocations stir concern (08/02/05)
In a Project AWAYSIS work session Monday, there was strong opposition to a proposal to relocate the Storm Lake Senior Citizens Center and historical buildings in the Sunrise Park area to the old water plant area in Sunset Park. David Ciaccio and Kevin Strehle of BCDM of Omaha, Neb., planners for Project AWAYSIS, presented the plan along with Project AWAYSIS Project Manager Mike Wilson. ...
Attorneys ready to fight Kolb case (08/02/05)
Does the City of Storm Lake have a right to relocate the Robert James Kolb memorial gardens and fountain to make way for a long-awaited Project AWAYSIS development for the public good, or does the sole remaining heir to the Kolb Trust have the responsibility to fight to keep the memorial site as it was intended? It depends which attorney you listen to...
The 'Faster Pastors' make waves for youth (08/02/05)
Rev. Loren Carlson didn't even get damp during the Faster Pastor Sailing Challenge Sunday. But when his teenage cheering section got through with him, he was soaked head to toe on dry land. He was the recipient of a traditional football coach-style surprise-dumping-of-the-cooler-over-the-head...
Wedding (08/02/05)
Sara Gordon and Robert Mahnke Sara Ann Gordon and Michael Robert Mahncke were united in marriage on Saturday, April 30, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo. Pastor Gerald Kapanka officiated. Parents of the bride are Clark and Nancy Gordon of Storm Lake. Parents of the groom are Robert and Linda Mahncke of Cedar Falls. Grandparents of the bride are Pauline Gordon of Storm Lake and Catherine Cleppe of Cedar Rapids. Grandparents of the groom is Marie Hinders of Allison...
Area teacher joins a Hall of Fame (08/02/05)
Margo Sievers, first grade teacher at Sioux Central, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Belle Plaine Historical Association. The event was held to recognize the inductees for their contributions they made to the Belle Plaine area or in the case of those who moved away, the positive impact they have had on society...
King pleased with highway funding (08/02/05)
U.S. Congressman Steve King projects that Northwest Iowa will receive at least $35 million in federal funding for transportation projects under Conference Report for H.R. 3, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. The package passed the U.S. House late last week, including $21.4 million for projects on Highway 20 including the four-lane development in this area...
Alta U-14 bb team wins tourney in West Des Moines (08/02/05)
The Alta 14-and-under baseball team went 6-0 here recently to win the West Des Moines Summer Sizzler Tournament. In game one, the Cyclones lost a 5-3 decision to the West Des Moines Yankees. Alta's Jeremy Heemer hit a double, while Matt Rowen scored two runs, Michael Huseman went 1 for 3 and Justin Roberts doubled...
Newell-Fonda, Laurens-Marathon win state tourney openers (08/02/05)
Mustangs rally past SE Webster Newell-Fonda came roaring back from a 3-0 deficit here Monday night, scoring five times in the bottom of the fourth inning and hanging on for a 5-3 win over second-ranked Southeast Webster in a Class 1A state tournament game...
Roxy Rises Again (08/02/05)
The historic Roxy Theater is closed to undergo heavy restoration this summer, but it isn't the first change in the rich history of the landmark that now houses the Buena Vista Community Theatre. For many years, it was the place to watch Hollywood's latest golden era creation. It saw Boy Scouts meetings and gentlemen's card games and church gatherings. More recently, it has seen a string of successful musical productions...
Funeral Arrangements (08/02/05)
Donald V. Fett Dec. 20, 1920 - July 28, 2005 Donald V. Fett, age 84, of Alta, died on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1 at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Alta, with Pastor Mark Abraham officiating. Burial was in St. John Lutheran Cemetery with military graveside rights by Alta VFW Post #6172. Barker Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements...
Readers Respond (08/02/05)
ETA's true motives To the Editor: In his 2003 book "Animal Rights: The Inhumane Crusade," Daniel Brooks wrote that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has a long record of extremism adding, "It's more eager to violate human rights than protect animal welfare." His words were stunningly prophetic given the Virginia-based outfit's recent activities...
Letter from the Editor (08/02/05)
All of Iowa's Congressmen in the House voted in favor of the massive energy bill, which includes as a minor sidelight a four-week extension of Daylight Savings Time. Starting in 2007, sunrise and sunset would be an hour later, with Daylight Savings Time stretching from early March into November...