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Stories from Monday, August 15, 2005

Free Splash! (08/15/05)
To mark the last summer of the Storm Lake Municipal Pool, admission will be free all day Friday, August 19th. Children, adults, and families are welcome to join in the celebration. The day and evening will include activities, giveaways, and a chance to make one last splash in the pool that holds over 40 years of fun summer memories...
Local Happenings (08/15/05)
Hole-in-One contest added to Alzheimer's benefit day Area golfers taking their best shot in support of Alzheimer services will now be able to shoot for a new $25,000 car thanks to Mark Hansen's Rex Chevrolet in Odebolt and Odebolt Nursing & Rehab Center...
Launderville named county chair for Nussle campaign (08/15/05)
Congressman Jim Nussle announced 99 county chairpersons this week in his campaign to become governor. Gary Launderville will serve as Buena Vista County chair, leading the organization and volunteer efforts within the county. "I'm honored to have such a strong team of county leaders joining me in the race for Governor of Iowa. The grassroots leadership that is being built now is the foundation for success later in this campaign," Nussle said...
City prepared to offer Call $40,000 (08/15/05)
The Storm Lake City Council Monday is scheduled to act on accepting the resignation of City Administrator John Call, and will take up the matter of his severance compensation. According to a termination of employment agreement, Call was told by Mayor Jon Kruse that his management style "is not a good fit for the City of Storm Lake." Call agreed to resign as city administrator effective Aug. ...
No design decision for AWAYSIS lodge hotel (08/15/05)
The sketch of a possible new design for the AWAYSIS lodge that was shown during a recent Storm Lake City Council work session has led to some misunderstandings, according to city officials. While the sketch was reflective of the Frank Lloyd Wright type of architecture rather than the previously discussed western arts and crafts style, "it was just an idea, a thought," city officials said in a statement on Friday...
Sisters face neglect charges (08/15/05)
Two sisters face animal neglect charges after more than 180 diseased cats and dogs were found on their property, authorities said. Nancy Wede, 52, was charged by the city with 26 counts of animal neglect, while her sister, Susan Wede, 51, faces 16 counts. Both women also were charged with violating the city's limit on domestic animals...
Engagements (08/15/05)
Bergman & Hoeppner Amanda Bergman and Kristopher Hoeppner, both of Waukee, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Parents of the couple are Allen and Sandi Bergman of Waukee and Doug and Kay Hoeppner of Storm Lake Amanda is a 2001 graduate of Waukee High School and a 2005 graduate of Buena Vista University. ...
Weddings (08/15/05)
Dellwo and Rininger Alison Marie Dellwo and Cody Boston Rininger were united in marriage on July 16 in a ceremony in Immaculate Conception Church, Sioux City. Fr. Patrick O'Kane (former pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early) officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Larry and Mary Jo Dellwo of Early and C.A. and Terri Rininger of Schaller...
Anniversaries (08/15/05)
Clara & Donald Gude Donald and Clara Gude, formerly of Storm Lake, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on September 10. They were married in Nebraska City, NE. They lived in Storm Lake from 1964 until they retired and moved to Cassville, MO in 1985. In 2001 they moved to Virginia Beach, VA...
Aurelia schools expect student body to decline (08/15/05)
Aurelia school officials are expecting their student population to decline this fall. In the superintendent's projections presented shortly before official registration this week, school board members were told to expect a drop of about 24 students to a K-12 total of about 295...
Johanns: In next Farm Bill, ecology is key (08/15/05)
The next farm bill will include a heavy emphasis on conservation, though budget pressures could limit the scope of those efforts, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said Thursday. "We haven't articulated that subsidies will be lower, not at this point," said Johanns, opening a forum to help shape the next farm bill, due before Congress in 2007. ...
Boji Bay being bought, but water park is history (08/15/05)
Three LeMars businessmen who summer in the Okoboji area are apparently ready to go into partnership and plan to purchase the boarded-up Boji Bay waterpark in Milford. The partners are considering a number of options, with additional proposals coming in literally by the day, one said this week. ...
2005 Pilot Tribune's All-Area Softball Coach of the Year (08/15/05)
James Laughlin is going to miss coaching softball for Laurens-Marathon when late May rolls around next year. He and his family moved to West Liberty last weekend, where Laughlin will coach and teach in the Solon School District and is wife Cindy will teach at West Liberty...
IGHSAU adds bowling as girls sport (08/15/05)
At its Aug. 5 meeting, the Board of Directors serving the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union voted unanimously here to offer a state championship for girls' bowling beginning in the 2006-07 school year. Bowling will be the 10th interscholastic state championship for girls, following basketball, softball, track and field, golf, tennis, cross country, swimming and diving, volleyball and soccer. ...
2005 Pilot T ribune's All-Area Softball Player of the Year (08/15/05)
Last week on a torrid evening in Fort Dodge, Laurens-Marathon's pitcher Bryn Johnson experienced butterflies as she warmed up for the Chargers' 1A state tournament semifinal game against top-ranked Charter Oak-Ute. She was asked what she and her team needed to do to beat the top 1A softball team in the state...
Storm Lake Area Events (08/15/05)
Bike-a-Thon A Storm Lake Bike-a-Thon is being organized to raise funds for St. Jude's Children's Hospitals and their treatment for illnesses such as pediatric leukemia. Riders will gather at Frank Starr Park August 27, 1 p.m., and ride to the marina. Sponsor forms are available at Lakeshore Cyclery. For more information, contact Ron Stevenson, 732-7329...
Funeral Announcements (08/15/05)
Brian Gustafson Aug. 12, 1943 - July 20, 2005 Brian Gustafson, age 61, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and formerly of Storm Lake, died Wednesday, July 20, in Mesa, Ariz. A memorial prayer service was held Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. ...
Readers Respond (08/15/05)
All about oil TO THE EDITOR: What really is the war in Iraq all about? Is it to give the people Freedom? Is it all about who will own all the oil? With the price of gas at the pumps going up and up, I would say it's all about oil. Who is going to get rich and who is not? It's sad our young men have to be killed so the rich can get richer...
Letter from the Editor (08/15/05)
I didn't see it coming, and I still don't understand exactly why it has happened. All that is clear is that John Call, our city administrator for five years, has been asked to tender his resignation, and was immediately placed on paid leave out of city hall until details of his departure can be worked out...