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Stories from Thursday, September 1, 2005

JK program goes full days; each student will benefit (09/01/05)
Alta has offered a junior kindergarten program for those students who are kindergarten-age but have birthdays that fall in the summer months for the past five years. The program has been held in the mornings only. This year the program will run the entire school day. The students will benefit greatly with the increased instruction being made available...
Alta Kiwanis News (09/01/05)
The passing of the celebration can among the members netted substantial contributions because Katrina did not hot our community. Attendance was low for the regular breakfast meeting of the Alta Kiwanis at 7 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30. Kevin Hammer, head football coach at Alta, gave a run down on this year's team and schedule...
Community Action employment program helps seniors, non-profits (09/01/05)
The Community Action Senior Employment Training Program helps low-income seniors, non-profit organizations and communities in Buena Vista County. Seniors who are income eligible are placed in a part-time job with a non-profit organization through the help of the Community Action Agency of Siouxland. ...
Senior Center manager pleads with council to reconsider vote on site (09/01/05)
The site manager of the Storm Lake Senior Citizens Center is asking the Storm Lake City Council to reconsider a decision denying a proposed site for a new Senior Center. "These senior citizens need more than what they have in this community, and maybe deserve more than a lot of people think," said Donna Garlock...
Alta native escapes Katrina (09/01/05)
For Mollie Anderson, a 1998 Alta High School graduate, tending bar in the historic French Quarter of the Big Easy seemed like the best job in the world for someone her age... great tips, fun, a little weird at times, maybe, but that probably goes along with working in what has been a party town probably since pirates plied the Gulf of Mexico...
SL schools on 'endangered list' (09/01/05)
The number of Iowa schools that failed to meet federal achievement standards grew this year. Both Storm Lake High School and Storm Lake Middle School have been added to that list. For the high school, it is the first year on the list of schools in need of assistance. For the middle school, it is the second year...
SL Board approves BV's Jail (09/01/05)
The City of Storm Lake Board of Adjustment, reversing the recommendation of the city Planning and Zoning Commission, Wednesday afternoon approved the county's application for a conditional use permit to build a jail just north of the county's Richland Street Annex...
Engagements (09/01/05)
Anne Regennitter and Jason Iehl The parents of Jason Iehl and Anne Regennitter are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children. Anne is the daughter of Jimmy and Jackie Regennitter of Storm Lake. She is a 1999 graduate of Albert City-Truesdale High School and a 2003 graduate of Luther College. She is currently employed at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge as a medical technologist...
Walkers set out to raise $250k to fight juvenile diabetes (09/01/05)
More than 1,200 walkers representing local corporations, families, schools, and other organizations are expected to turn out for the Siouxland Branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 10th annual Walk to Cure Diabetes, on Saturday, September 17th at Anderson Pavilion with registration beginning at 1 p.m...
Garden Club (09/01/05)
You love gardening! You love to grow things! You love the rewards of planting and growing those beautiful blooms and produce from your vegetables and fruits. A garden club is the comradeship of people who share these same interests. Programs, shows and projects enhance these interests. We are a learning and sharing club...
Vilsack calls for gas price investigation (09/01/05)
Gov. Tom Vilsack will send out more than flood control experts steeped in experience from Iowa's 1993 flood, in response to the Hurricane Katrina damage in the southeast. The governor also said he's sending a series of letters warning of higher energy prices linked to the hurricane, which interrupted oil production in the Gulf of Mexico...
Iowa immigrant gang suspected of al-Qaida terrorist connections (09/01/05)
Midwestern farmlands seem an unlikely hideout for Osama bin Laden's hired hands, but an ongoing federal crackdown reveals the increased presence here of a notoriously violent gang with suspected links to al-Qaida. Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, a gang founded in El Salvador and known for smuggling drugs and immigrants across the U.S.-Mexico border, could be bringing terrorists with them...
Tornadoes look for strong opener at Sheldon (09/01/05)
Friday night's 2005 season-opening matchup with Sheldon should be a familiar one for the Storm Lake High football team. Sheldon features a wishbone offense with the goal being to control time and possession with power running. The Tornadoes favor a wide-open offense that favors the pass over the run...
Mustangs, S-C to face off in crucial district opener (09/01/05)
Friday night is just week one of the football season for most Iowa prep teams, but there are already a number of key district matchups throughout the state. That goes for the BV County area as well. Tomorrow night, Schaller-Crestland faces off against Newell-Fonda in a Class A, District one game...
Panthers drop pair, but show flashes of talent (09/01/05)
The Storm Lake St. Mary's High volleyball team lost a pair of five-game matches here Tuesday night in their 2005 debut. The Panthers opened with a 3-2 loss against Siouxland Christian. In that match, Maggie Lange served 94 percent with three aces and five kills. Junior hitter Jessica Lussman recorded six kills, adding 93 percent serving with two aces. Junior Abby Richardson had 10 kills, nine set assists and six ace serves...
Alta gridders open with BC-IG (09/01/05)
Alta couldn't have picked a better season-opening game for grid fans, although it remains to be seen if the Cyclones are able to put a mark in the "W" column. Alta, coming off a 6-3 season and a 5-2 record in Class 1A, District 2, opens Friday against a solid Class 2A team in Battle Creek-Ida Grove. The game will be played in Ida Grove starting at 7:30 p.m...
SLHS harriers shine in first meet (09/01/05)
Senior Kevin Wulfekuhler paced the Storm Lake High boys cross country team to a fourth place finish here Tuesday in the season-opening Spirit Lake Invitational. Wulfekuhler took sixth individually, completing the 5 kilometer course in 16 minutes, 44 seconds. Wulfekuhler beat 51 runners in the field and medaled...
Olson new BV tennis coach (09/01/05)
Luther Olson has been named the head men's and women's tennis coach at Buena Vista University. He will begin his coaching duties immediately. Olson, who has experience teaching junior high and coaching several sports, served as the head women's tennis coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stout during the 2001 and 2002 seasons. ...
Spencer Fair Grandstand Events (09/01/05)
Concert events at the 2005 Clay County Fair. Tickets remain for all shows, but seats for ZZ Top and Trace Adkins are available in the annex only, and tickets for Brad Paisley and LeeAnn Rimes are expected to sell out soon. Here are the shows: An Evening with ZZ Top...
Malarky's is Storm Lake's kind of place (09/01/05)
Christos Iordanou might agree that the movie Roadhouse with Patrick Swayze could describe the changes that have occurred over the years at Malarky's, a restaurant and nightclub at 147 Flindt Dr. in Storm Lake. When he first bought Malarky's 11 years ago, Iordanou inherited a host of challenges. The community was on the threshold of a host of growing pains. Many diversity issues had yet to be entirely addressed...
Funeral Arrangements (09/01/05)
Kay Trimble July 17, 1918 - Aug. 26, 2005 Kay Trimble, age 87, of Alta, died on Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at United Methodist Church, Alta, with Pastor Kathy Kluis officiating. Burial was at the Storm Lake Cemetery, Storm Lake. Barker Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements...
My Opinion (09/01/05)
It's no secret that Iowa has a brain drain with most graduates from the Regent Universities going out of state for jobs. What is happening, of course, is that Iowans are subsidizing the expertise that will be tapped by other states. It really doesn't make a whole lot of sense...
Letter from the Editor (09/01/05)
It's such a tiny splash of cash that it isn't even a hint of a ripple in the state's $5 billion oceanic budget. And chances are, until now, you didn't even know it had happened. And yet, this fiscal year sees a significant first for the state. In the last session, the legislature passed a $50,000 grant program to stimulate a "live music economy" in two chosen Iowa communities...
Readers Respond (09/01/05)
Helicopter ambulance is a necessity TO THE EDITOR: I chose to return to this beautiful community 17 years ago. I moved my family from a city where we had immediate access to the highest quality health care in the United States. We purchased a home 2 blocks from the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center campus. ...