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Stories from Thursday, September 29, 2005

Keeping Roxy up to her finest (09/29/05)
The Roxy Theater has a rich history and has provided an assortment of entertainment and has served as a meeting place for groups and organizations over the some 100 years of its existence. Located in the heart of Alta's business district, the theater is in need of some updating. Brad Nesbitt and Fred Maharry, members of the Roxy Renovation Committee, are asking for anyone who has enjoyed the Roxy to take part financially...
Deputy: Prisoners let go from overcrowded BV Jail (09/29/05)
The issue of a new jail for Buena Vista County could be becoming more than just a political football. As inmate numbers increase, prisoners that may pose a hazard could possibly be released into the public. "They were releasing some pretty serious prisoners," Jail Administrator Don McClure said of some of the five prisoners released from the jail last weekend. ...
Friesen employees learn English after work (09/29/05)
Let's say you're a young man and you've just put in eight hours of hard work. At the end of the day you have three choices: 1) Go to the local pub and do some 12-ounce curls to keep your elbow in shape; 2) Go home to your wife and kids and watch some stupid but funny movie on television; or 3) Spend two more hours at work learning a foreign language...
Charter School experiment motivates teens (09/29/05)
It is an opportunity too good to pass up. Henry Castros, Carolina Mendoza and Celia Rosas are three of the students who have set their sights on career goals and have made the commitment to take part in the new Storm Lake High School early college charter school...
Norma Johnson benefit brunch to offset cancer treatment cost (09/29/05)
There will be a benefit brunch for Norma Johnson on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The brunch will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt. Egg casserole, fruit cup and rolls will be served. There will also be a free will donation to help with Norma's cancer and medical expenses. Matching funds applied for from Thrivent Financial Services...
Birthday (09/29/05)
~Hattie Sump will be celebrating her 85th birthday on October 1. Cards may be sent to her at 709 Angier Dr., Storm Lake. Warmest birthday wished from Judy, Jean, Janet, and their families.
Engagement (09/29/05)
Linda and Ron Cross are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Ann Cross to the son of Terry and Don Ohden, Ryan Lee Ohden. Melissa is a 1996 graduate of Storm Lake High School, a 2000 graduate of Buena Vista University and a 2005 graduate of the University of Iowa, with a Masters degree in social work. ...
Comm Center turns 30 (09/29/05)
On Friday, Oct. 14, the Buena Vista County Communications Center/911 will celebrate 30 years of service to the citizens of Buena Vista County with an Open House and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Communications Center in the basement of the Buena Vista County Courthouse...
Alta boys dominate own Invitational (09/29/05)
ALTA - According to Alta cross country coach Wendell Larson, a home meet often brings about the best in the host teams. That was the case with the Cyclone boys and girls harriers here on Monday afternoon in the Alta Cross Country Invitational at West Links golf course...
Volleyball playoff pairings set for Oct. 17 start (09/29/05)
STORM LAKE - Area volleyball teams are just past the midway point of the season, but it won't be long before they start fine-tuning for district and regional playoffs. The Class 1A prep volleyball playoffs start Monday, Oct. 17, with Class 2A playoffs starting Wednesday, Oct. 19. In 3A, region action begins Monday, Oct. 24...
'Break!' troupe storms BV tonight (09/29/05)
Storm Lake and Buena Vista University will get a special treat on Thursday, Sept. 29. The group "BREAK! The Urban Funk Spectacular" from the streets of the bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, Miami and L.A. will perform a hip hop dance show built around unique and acrobatic break-dancing moves...
Krause retires from Piper Jaffray after 43 years (09/29/05)
How many people could end their career with the vice chairman of a huge corporation and a son living in China coming to attend their retirement party? Well, Clyde Krause did on Monday. After serving 43 years as an investment broker, Krause is getting ready to hang up his ticker tape at Piper Jaffray at 304 E. Fifth in Storm Lake. Not that he's going to completely get out of trading any time soon, though. Krause says he's going to taper off for a while...
Diversity will sell Storm Lake (09/29/05)
Storm Lake made its pitch Tuesday to become one of three Iowa communities to be selected for designation as an Iowa Great Place. There's pretty slim odds for anyone, given the fact that there are 145 local governments and regions competing for the designation...
Acts of goodness (09/29/05)
Social worker Jesse Schele had his doubts about the blond woman when she showed up at his homeless shelter in the city that morning. She was clutching a newspaper. She had come, she told him, to take 76-year-old Carmen Castillo Dickenson home. "I kept waiting to see what the catch was,'' Schele said...
A protest march without the marchers (09/29/05)
On Saturday, the media was invited to cover a protest march for peace in Storm Lake, to end at the office of Congressman Steve King, a steadfast supporter of continuing the military effort in Iraq. Just one problem - no marchers showed up. A couple of activist BVU staffers gave up the ghost when no students at all proved to be interested in participating...