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Stories from Monday, October 3, 2005

1st brick for AWAYSIS (10/03/05)
The Gilbert and Gloria Palomares family of Storm Lake was the first to pledge $500 in response to a direct mail effort for Project AWAYSIS Pledge Week. With their pledge, the Palomares family will have their name engraved on a brick that will become part of a donor recognition area in Project AWAYSIS...
Stoberls are named Buena Vista University parents of the year (10/03/05)
Jean and Randy Stoberl, of Manning, were honored as "Parents of the Year" by Buena Vista University during BVU's Family Weekend. BVU students submit nominations for the "Parent(s) of the Year" award by writing an essay to a panel of BVU administrators for review. The Stoberls were nominated for the award by their daughter, Amy, who is a senior social work major at BVU...
Officer shoots rotweiler that attacked letter carrier, police (10/03/05)
A Storm Lake police officer Thursday shot a rotweiler after the animal attacked a letter carrier and another officer. On the morning of Thursday, Sept. 29 at approximately 11 a.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the 1000 block of North Seneca St. in reference to a vicious dog...
Energy grants get local windfarm turbines turning (10/03/05)
Area owners of ten wind turbines, planned for installation in rural Palo Alto County, were notified that grant applications for the USDA Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Grant Program will be fully funded. The ten windfarms received a total of $2,262,000 - more than 10% of all the dollars awarded nationally. ...
Good news for BV mammography patients (10/03/05)
The results are in. It is clear after a national test involving nearly 50,000 patients that digital mammography produces greater benefits to women who are under age 50, have extremely dense breasts or are pre- or peri-menopausal than film version of mammography testing...
SL buses answer call for victims (10/03/05)
It isn't easy being displaced by a hurricane, leaving with just what you can carry and not knowing for sure what may be there when you get back. In the wake of Hurricane Rita in Texas, at least, those in need of help are traveling in style. When the call came down for all available transportation to help move people out of the danger zone, Excel Executive Coaches of Storm Lake immediately put two of its huge buses on the fast track for Texas on Friday of last week...
Funeral Arrangments (10/03/05)
Harlan King, age 80, of Spencer died Tuesday, September 27, at the Northshire Nursing Home in Spencer. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 1, at 10:30 a.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home Chapel in Sioux Rapids, with Pastor LeRoy Riemer from Faith Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids officiating. Burial with military honors by the Sioux Rapids American Legion will be at Lone Tree Cemetery. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements...
A blueprint for Castle accessibility (10/03/05)
September has been an exciting month for Faith, Hope & Charity. Our accomplishments this month not only affect us and the families and children we serve, but have implications for persons with disabilities in Storm Lake, in Northwest Iowa and the entire country...
American Girls Tea Party at SL Public Library (10/03/05)
Young fans of American Girls' books and toys will enjoy an afternoon tea on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Storm Lake Public Library. Two hours will be devoted to a traditional tea, circle games, and a costume contest. Young girls are encouraged to bring their dolls and participate in a doll parade...
Birthday (10/03/05)
~Tyler Roney of Alta turns 18 on October 1. Happy Birthday Tyler! Love, Mom, Dad, Shelby and Grandma.
Anniversary (10/03/05)
Don and Betty Schmitt will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 15. A reception hosted by their children will be held in their honor at the Storm Lake K of C Hall from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. They are the parents of Carolyn Schmitt, Steve and Sharon Schmitt, Lynne and Jim Thompson, Gary and Lisa Schmitt and Joni and Brian Gosch, and have 10 grandchildren...
Engagement (10/03/05)
are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Barbara is the daughter of Tom and Diana Godbout of Blue Island, Illinois. She is the assistant county attorney for Wright County in Iowa. Nicholas is the son of Michael and JoAnn Westphal of Storm Lake. He is a sales representative for American Siding & Window Systems of Des Moines. A 5:30 p.m. evening wedding ceremony will take place on October 22, at Wakonda Christian Church in Des Moines...
Newell-Fonda volleyball player Lussman's positive attitude paying off this fallNewell-Fonda volleyball player Lussman's positive attitude paying off this fall (10/03/05)
NEWELL - Ashley Lussman might not be the most gifted natural athlete Newell-Fonda High has produced over the past few years, but she might be one of the pluckiest. A senior who lives in Fonda, Lussman has persevered through two years of benchwarming in both basketball and volleyball. If there were a term that defines the past three sports years for this outgoing senior, it might be "delayed gratification."...
Rebels win thriller over Alta, 16-14 (10/03/05)
ALTA - Sioux Central, facing a 14-0 first half deficit, roared back in the last two quarters here Friday night, coming up with a 16-14 win over the Cyclones, spoiling Alta's homecoming. After a scoreless first quarter, the Cyclones scored twice in the second quarter and made two extra-point kicks for a 14-0 lead at the half...
Break! a big success at BVU (10/03/05)
"BREAK! The Urban Funk Spectacular" stunned crowds at Buena Vista University Thursday night, with acrobatic break dancing antics set to hip-hop beats. Some of the best street dancers represented east and west coast influences ranging from the hardcore Bronx to the Latin-influenced Miami styles...
Artisans Road Trip (10/03/05)
So how would you like to drive across 11 counties in two days and visit 55 artists doing work right in their studios? Impossible, you say? Probably. You really don't have to go far outside of Storm Lake, though, to get a pretty good idea of the vast selection of artwork produced by Northwest Iowa artists during the second annual Artisans Road Trip Oct. ...
When the going gets buff.. (10/03/05)
Holy Moly, I had no idea! I was at one time in what I had thought was not bad shape for an old lady. But I recently found out that I was wrong! Being Circulation Manager I have an obligation from time to time to deliver Advertising Guides. If at any point I was considered somewhat of a buffed babe, I no longer hold that title. ...
Musical smorgasbord (10/03/05)
One reason I'm glad school is back is because of the music. Jazz to marching band to orchestra, its a joy to hear, and its always priced right. I like to consider myself reasonably open minded about music. My go-to CD stack in the office has everything from southwestern American Indian to cajun blues to Miami Latin - I can travel cross country without leaving my new chair. ...