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Stories from Monday, September 12, 2005

Vote likely October 18 for new BV County Jail (09/12/05)
In a highly productive study session, the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors Thursday forged ahead on plans for a new jail, making more progress in two hours than has probably been made in the past two years. The supervisors met with architect Rod Moore of Moore & Associates of Omaha, Neb. Issues included changes in the building recommended by the City of Storm Lake Board of Adjustment that granted the county a conditional use permit for the jail Aug. 31...
Community Health Center Emerges (09/12/05)
With bipartisan support for community health centers nationwide, the United Community Health Center slated for opening by next April is gaining support from a variety of constituents who see it as an integral piece in Storm Lake's health care community...
Mr. History (09/12/05)
Who would want want to spend a lifetime collecting old-time automobiles and antiques and then try to open a museum alone, with no funding, government grants or staff? Gib Alpers of Fonda, of course. Alpers, a retired rural mail carrier and somewhat-retired woodworker, has created a museum masterpiece in the historic 1884 J.N. McKee & Co. Dry Goods and Groceries building, complete with the McKee Opera House upstairs...
Latter-day Saints to dedicate church Sept. 24 (09/12/05)
The Storm Lake branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will dedicate its new church building in a public event Saturday, Sept. 24, 4-6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to view the new church located at 712 Highway 110.Council approves first phase for Project...
Council accepts housing projects (09/12/05)
The Storm Lake City Council Tuesday approved change orders and final acceptance of two more housing rehabilitation projects. The projects are the fourth and fifth out of a total of 10 housing rehabilitation projects ongoing in the city. In other business Tuesday the Council:...
St. Mary's students post perfect test score (09/12/05)
Storm Lake St. Mary's School has released its ITED/ITBS scores this month. As stated in the school newsletter, the testing scores are again much higher than state averages. For the second year in a row, St. mary's students achieved a rare level of 100 percent proficiency rating in one of the testing areas...
Littlest MIRACLE (09/12/05)
Alexis Ann Barber will celebrate her first birthday later this month. Her parents, Justin and Amy (Nieland) Barber, call her their miracle baby, and feel very blessed to have her. Born Sept. 27, three months before her due date at Blank Hospital in Des Moines, she barely tipped the scales at 1 pound 6 oz. and measured only 13 inches. At nearly a year, she now weighs 12 pounds, and is 28 1/2 inches long, barely bigger than some babes at birth...
AWAYSIS bid comes in high (09/12/05)
Rising fuel costs have made their impact known locally, as the bid for the first stages of Project AWAYSIS came in at more than 50 percent over the project estimate. Godbersen-Smith Construction Co. Inc. of Ida Grove was the sole project bidder at $1,643,313.80 for Phase I of Project AWAYSIS. The cost estimate had been $1,040,000...
Judge says no to Kolb Awaysis injunction (09/12/05)
District Judge Don E. Courtney ruled Friday that Project AWAYSIS, a $30-million lakefront development project, should not be delayed because a Storm Lake man objects to relocation of the Kolb Memorial flower gardens and fountain located on city park property...
Memorial set for Schmitt (09/12/05)
Memorial services will be held today for Richard "Dick" Schmitt, a former 24-year member of the Storm Lake City Council and a former assistant fire chief. Schmitt, 77, passed away September 7 at his home. A native of Alta and a graduate of St. Mary's High School, Schmitt worked for almost 40 years for Iowa Public Service (now Midwest Energy.)...
Engagements (09/12/05)
Beisch and Bobolz Keisha Beisch and Robert Bobolz are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Keisha is the daughter of Rethel and Gerald Beisch of Algona. She is employed as a youth counselor at Gerard of Iowa in Mason City. A 4 p.m. wedding ceremony is planned for October 15th at First United Methodist Church in Algona...
Iowa woman charged for helping sick illegals (09/12/05)
With a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter whirring above, Margo Cowan stood in a campsite waving the chopper toward a mother and child lost miles back in the thick cactus and dangerous desert terrain. Moments before, she had called the patrol to alert it that members of her group had come across migrants rushing north who told them about the wandering pair...
Mustangs 2-0 after win over G-T (09/12/05)
Newell-Fonda continued its solid early-season play here Friday night, dominating the line of scrimmage in a 35-0 rout of Graettinger-Terril. With the win, the Mustangs improved to 2-0 overall and 2-0 in district play. "We had a good effort out of our kids this week, just as we did last week," Newell-Fonda coach Brian Wilken said after Friday night's game...
Alta gets off to fast start in 27-12 win over 2A Okoboji (09/12/05)
The Alta High football team played an inspired first half here Friday night in its home opener, coming away with a hard-fought, 20-17 win over Class 2A Okoboji. The Cyclones, who lost last week on the road to Battle Creek-Ida Grove, improved to 1-1 on the season...
Tornadoes edge Cherokee in 27-24 thriller (09/12/05)
Despite losing its two top offensive threats - at least at their normal positions - the Storm Lake High football team came away with a gutty, 27-24 non-conference win over Cherokee here Friday night at Tornado Stadium. Junior quarterback Mitch McCabe was tackled on the Tornadoes' first play from scrimmage and injured his right anke...
Southern Cal ruins Wildcats' home debut (09/12/05)
Southern Cal scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1 minute, 57 seconds left in the fourth quarter here Friday night, dealing the Schaller-Crestland football team a tough, 21-18 district loss. "Our kids gave everything they had and more," said S-C coach Dale Tokheim, whose team dropped to 0-2 in district play and overall. "Overall, we corrected some things from last week. On offense, we sustained our blocks well and finally got our running game going."...
Hinkeldey leads way with 19 Kills (09/12/05)
Alta junior Dee Hinkeldey finished with a career-high 19 kills here Tuesday night, leading the Cyclone volleyball team to a 3-1 win over Newell-Fonda. Alta won the Northwest Conference opener for both teams, 16-25, 26-24, 25-22 and 25-14. Hinkeldey added four blocks and served three aces. Senior Sierra Phipps added eight kills, two blocks and five digs...
Tornadoes shine despite loss against Emmetsburg (09/12/05)
Storm Lake High volleyball coach Jacquie Bauer got a glimpse of her team's potential here Thursday night in a 3-1 loss to Emmetsburg. The E-Hawks won the Lakes Conference match 25-17, 25-22, 20-25 and 26-24. "This was the toughest volleyball we have played so far," Bauer said. "The girls hit hard, we set well and also served very well...
Aurelia spikers sweep R-A (09/12/05)
Playing relaxed, and with setter Priscilla Otto back from an injury, the Aurelia volleyball team swept Ruthven-Ayrshire here Thursday night, 26-16, 25-16, and 25-18, "The girls came out fighting tonight," Bulldog coach Kim Conover said. "They were relaxed and played very good volleyball."...
Wildcat volleyball team rolls past Knights, 3-0 (09/12/05)
Senior Ayla Ringgenberg led a balanced Schaller-Crestland attack here Thursday night, finishing with nine kills in a 3-0 win over Pomeroy-Palmer. The 25-9, 25-12, 25-8 S-C win was the Northwest Conference volleyball opener for both teams. Ringgenberg added two blocks and was 16 of 17 in hitting. Teammate Kelli Carstensen also recorded nine kills, hitting 18 times without an error...
Craft Bazaar (09/12/05)
St. Mary's Annual Fall Craft Bazaar is Saturday, October 1 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Over 50 specially selected artists and crafters will be on hand for this major show. There will be a Handmade Quilt Raffle, an extensive bake sale with homemade pies, specialty breads, desserts, bars, cookies, and cakes...
Youth football competition at SLHS (09/12/05)
The Iowa Park and Recreation Association and Community Education are sponsoring a Youth Football "Placekick, Punt and Throw" competition on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Storm Lake High School Football Field. Registration will begin at 1 p.m., with the competition starting at 1:30 p.m.. ...
Funeral Arrangements (09/12/05)
Zachary D. Purcell April 14, 1982 - Sept. 5, 2005 Zachary D. Purcell, 23, of Iowa City, formerly of Algona, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at University Hospitals, Iowa City. A Time of Sharing Memories was held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A Celebration of Life was held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, 226 North Putnam Street, Algona, with the Reverend Robert B. Mills officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery, Algona...
Letter from the Editor (09/12/05)
Hey Dad! What's 2,798,169,322.68 times the square root of seventy billion divided by the hypotenuse of a 72.5 degree angle times Pi minus googol divided by 6y to the power of minus-19 million? Well, dear, of course, I know the answer to that!! But if I gave you the answer, I would be depriving you of the joy of discovering it yourself and learning a new skill...
My Viewpoint (09/12/05)
I guess you have to be somewhat older (like I am) to remember the last time gas prices soared to unbelievable highs. It was 1973 when the last real oil crisis occurred. That was when the mandatory 55 speed limit went into effect of course, something the Iowa Legislature finally adjusted this year just as fuel prices started to climb again...
Readers Respond (09/12/05)
Why is DNR spending big on buying land? TO THE EDITOR: I have repeatedly contacted the DNR for more law enforcement in the state to stop the lawlessness connected with deer hunting seasons. The answer I continue to get is, 'Sorry, we have budget constraints.'...