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Stories from Monday, September 26, 2005

Hurricane Katrina deflects attention from hypoxia issue (09/26/05)
So what does Hurricane Katrina have to do with keeping drainage district associations from being named in a Gulf Coast hypoxia lawsuit? Apparently, quite a bit. John Torbert, executive director of the Iowa Drainage District Association, gave an annual update to the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. ...
Life at the Orchard (09/26/05)
It's apple season! Hillside Orchard has fresh apples, crisp and bursting with sweet juice, ready to pluck off any of the some 900 trees. It doesn't get any fresher than this, and a bite wakes up the taste buds. The phrase "An apple a day..." isn't difficult to comply with when there are fresh orchard apples available but the potato chip commercial which implies, "You can't eat just one," is more suitable out here. Nothing against those produce aisles, but this is an apple at its finest...
On 4th try, County approves jail project at $4.8m (09/26/05)
It took casting four ballots, but after considerable wrangling over costs, the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors in special session Friday agreed to put on the Nov. 8 election ballot a $4.8 million jail project just north of the Richland Street Annex on Expansion Blvd...
A farewell for heroes (09/26/05)
Storm Lake opened its arms and hearts to 18 Iowa Army National Guardsmen in sendoff ceremonies 10 a.m. Thursday at Storm Lake High School. The Guardsmen are being mobilized as support for the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry, as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom...
SLMS sponsors program to prevent injuries (09/26/05)
Storm Lake Middle School will sponsor TIPS/Think First injury prevention program for their students on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. T.I.P.S., an affiliate member of Think First/The National Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Program founded by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons, is a school-based assembly program geared toward junior high and high school students...
BVU Community Campaign adds to team of volunteers (09/26/05)
Buena Vista University continues to add volunteers to its 2005-06 Community Campaign. Co-chairs Craig Crouch and Ben Dvergsten have recruited several community leaders to their team of volunteers. Crouch has gathered Dan Berglund of Gold Key Mortgage, Dr. Randy Crampton, Tracee Dierenfield of MetaBank, Dan Gaffney of Vision Care Associates, Mike Rust of Rust's Western Shed, and Harry Schaller of Citizen's First National Bank...
British ex-prime minister takes aim on terrorism (09/26/05)
Sir John Major became the seventh head of a government to speak in the William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture series at Buena Vista University Friday, sounding notes of warning from the war on terrorism to the American political system. Major collided with the issues in straight-ahead style, mixing in a sharp-edged sense of humor and an engaging British charm...
Awaysis bids come in under estimates (09/26/05)
Bids for demolition of the city pool and a pared-down of Phase I of Project AWAYSIS came in this week well under the project estimates. Bids opened Thursday at Storm Lake City Hall show Brau & Miller Construction as being the apparent low bidder at $15,000 for pool demolition, only a third of the engineer's estimate, $43,000...
Engagements (09/26/05)
Julia Nelson and Joe Pick Sylvia and the late John Nelson of Newell and Arlie and Deb Pick of Remsen are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Julia Nelson and Joe Pick. The wedding will take place on October 8 in Newell at the Nain Lutheran Church...
Anniversaries (09/26/05)
Shirley and Alan Engebretson Alan and Shirley Engebretson are celebrating their Golden Anniversary. Congratulations and much love from your children! Family and friends are invited to an Open House on Sunday, October 2, from 1-3 p.m. at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall...
Wedding (09/26/05)
Kristen Lindenstein and Mark Schnell Kristen Suzanne Lindenstein and Mark Vincent Schnell were united in marriage on Friday, July 29 at St. James Catholic Church in Kearney, Nebraska by Father Charles Torpey, Pastor of St. James Church. Parents of the couple are Kevin and Joan Lindenstein, of Gibbon, Nebraska and James and Julie Schnell of Kimball, Nebraska. The bride was given in marriage by her parents...
18 Statehouse Demos endorse Blouin (09/26/05)
Eighteen Democratic state senators on Thursday endorsed former Department of Economic Development director Michael Blouin's potential bid for the party's nomination for governor in 2006. Leaders conceded differences with Blouin on some issues, but said he's the best shot the party has at maintaining its hold on the office...
Grassley: to help Katrina, freeze budget (09/26/05)
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, suggested Wednesday that an across-the-board federal spending freeze could help pay for Hurricane Katrina recovery costs. "It could all come in one year, or it could be spread out over several years," Grassley said. Blocking automatic adjustment of federal programs to inflation also could generate more revenue, Grassley said, noting that the standard deduction on income taxes also is indexed to inflation...
LeMars offense convincing in 31-7 win over SLHS (09/26/05)
Physical and athletic LeMars proved too much for the Storm Lake High football team here Friday night, dealing the Tornadoes a 31-7 loss in a Class 3A, District 1 contest. Storm Lake and LeMars were tied at seven at the half, but the Bulldogs dominated the Tornadoes and took advantage of three turnovers...
South O-Brien tips Alta 35-34 in wild district contest (09/26/05)
Together, Alta and South-Brien scored 11 touchdowns here Friday night in a wild, Class 1A, District shootout. But Alta missed its extra-point on one score and that was the difference as South O'Brien won a 35-34 decision. "It was a track meet, with big plays by both teams going back and forth," South-O'Brien coach Brad Van Rooyan said."What it really came down to was we had one more extra-point kick than they did."...
WBM routs Wildcats (09/26/05)
West Bend Mallard showed of its talent here Friday night, dealing the Schaller-Crestland football team a 33-7 loss in a homecoming game. The Wolverines led 14-0 after the first quarter and 27-0 at the half and wound up posting a 33-7 win over the Wildcats...
Mustangs roll over CCE (09/26/05)
Playing a physical game just the way coach Brian Wilken likes it, the Newell-Fonda football team rolled past Clay Central-Everly here Friday night 37-0. The Mustangs scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and added three more in the second. By halftime, they had the game all but put away with a 31-0 lead...
Spencer sweeps SLHS spikers (09/26/05)
Spencer showed its power at the net here Thursday night, dealing the Storm Lake High volleyball team a 3-0 loss. The Tigers won the Lakes Conference matchup 26-24, 25-16 and 25-20. "We battled tough in the first game," SLHS coach Jacquie Bauer said. "Jenny Jones went down early in the second game, but Lindsay Guenther did a nice job of stepping in...
Beaver gridders looks for 2nd straight Iowa Conference win (09/26/05)
Buena Vista University football coach Steve Osterberger says team's defenses are ahead of their respective offenses early in the year. That's been the case, for the most part, for the Beavers this season, particularly concerning the running game. Last week, the Beavers' net rushing and passing totals were both under 100 yards. Special teams and defense were responsible for all its points in a 14-0 win over Loras College in the Iowa Conference opener for both teams...
Area Happenings (09/26/05)
Toy Show Set Vendors are needed for the Clay County Toy Show to be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 at the Southpark Mall in Spencer. Farm toys, toy trucks, Hot Wheels, racing memorabilia, collectables and more will be bought, sold and traded at this event. For registration info, call 712-262-8700. Deadline to register is November 14...
Duo 'Awaken' to perform for LOL'05 youth event (09/26/05)
The churches in Storm Lake and the surrounding area are joining together to host a large youth event called LOL'05 (Live Out Loud 2005) for junior and senior high students on Saturday, October 15. The event will be held in the Storm Lake High School Gym from 6-10 p.m...
Funeral Arrangements (09/26/05)
Richard "Dick" Larsen 1933 September, 20 2005 Richard "Dick" Larson passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20 after a long battle with cancer at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, with burial at 3:00 p.m. in Reinbeck...
Letter from the Editor (09/26/05)
That faggot doesn't deserve to live, somebody should beat the ---- out of him, drag him behind a truck and shoot him and leave him out in the country to die..." - said by a student in an Iowa high school "Sit down fairy..." - said by a teacher in an Iowa high school...
Readers Respond (09/26/05)
Don't be overwhelmed; just give to AWAYSIS TO THE EDITOR: AWAYSIS is one gigantic project for Storm Lake, and at times it may be somewhat overwhelming to the average citizen. After all, we are talking about a $30 million investment in a lakeshore destination park that has many facets and challenges to go along with the spectacular opportunity it presents...
Views from Harkin (09/26/05)
Is it possible that in the United States, the world's wealthiest nation, nearly one in every five children lives in poverty? Shockingly, the answer is yes. Indeed, new Census Bureau data reveals that the number of Americans living in poverty increased by 1.1 million in 2004 to a total of 37 million. ...