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Stories from Thursday, October 13, 2005

School board recognizes Richard Marshall for six years of service, welcomes Dave Turnquist as new board member (10/13/05)
The Alta School Board recognized Richard Marshall, who decided to no longer be a part of the board, for his six years of service Monday night and welcomed Dave Turnquist as the newly elected member of the board. Marshall was presented a plaque. Cake was served to those in attendance...
Study may bring adult day care to Storm Lake (10/13/05)
The Iowa Department of Elder Affairs, along with the University of Iowa College of Nursing and Methodist Manor, announced yesterday that they will jointly begin a feasibility survey in the Storm Lake region to determine the potential of an new adult day services center...
Putting area's inmates to work (10/13/05)
In John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath, Tom Joad comes home with a shiny suit and new shoes with calluses on his hands, but no other skills to enter the workforce. Thanks to people like Pam Nees, that image is no longer the rule but the exception...
Stolen chlorine tank raises fake meth worry (10/13/05)
A missing tank of chlorine, stolen from a rural O'Brien County water treatment station, has raised concerns about the possibility of a drug cook operation, according to a deputy with the state fire marshal's office. The 150-pound tank was stolen sometime between Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon, deputy marshal David Schipper said. It was found at about 4 p.m. Saturday in a ditch near the Clay-Buena Vista County line. The location is about five miles from where the tank was taken...
Supervisors raise questions over a new disability access (10/13/05)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors, empathizing with handicapped persons who might need Courthouse access, Tuesday offered concerns about the new handicap access being completed on the northeast side of the Courthouse with the project architect...
Funeral Arrangements (10/13/05)
Colonel Charles Malcom died suddenly Monday, Oct. 3. Charlie was born December 27, 1939 on a farm near Sac City. His family later moved to a farm near Storm Lake where he was raised with seven other siblings. He graduated from Providence High School in Sulphur Springs in 1957, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in 1961 and later received his Masters Degree from the University of Southern California in 1972...
Iowa heat bills could double; will winter turn deadly for poor? (10/13/05)
Energy conservation will not save Iowa's poor from a potentially deadly winter, the chief of the state's Bureau of Energy Assistance said Wednesday. The Iowa Utilities Board is promoting some energy-saving tips for consumers, but people "can only turn the thermostat so low before it affects your health and well-being," said Jerry McKim, whose bureau helps low-income families pay their utility bills...
'Iowa boy' Offenburger chronicles Saggau, IHSAA in new book (10/13/05)
GREENE COUNTY, Iowa - Famed Iowa writer Chuck Offenburger remembers the first time he saw and heard Bernie Saggau speak. Saggau was addressing a group of seniors during graduation day in the mid 1960s at Hamburg High in southeast Iowa, near Offenburger's hometown of Shenendoah...
Tornadoes hope to finish '05 season by winning out (10/13/05)
STORM LAKE - The Storm Lake High football team is a definite long-shot to make the state playoffs, especially with sixth-ranked Humboldt undefeated in a 3A district that sends just the district champion to state. But Tornado coach Bill McCabe isn't ruling that possibility out completely...
HWC sweeps past SL spikers (10/13/05)
STORM LAKE - Hull Western Christian exhibited its power at the net here Friday night, sweeping the Storm Lake High volleyball team 25-12, 23-13 and 25-15. "They have a tough ball club," SLHS coach Jacquie Bauer said. "They're the top team in our conference; many of their players competed all year round on club volleyball teams...
SLHS swimmers split pair at home double dual (10/13/05)
STORM LAKE - Storm Lake sophomore swimmer Megan Hofmaster took top honors in the 100 Butterfly here Tuesday afternoon at the Finkbine pool on the BVU campus, helping the Tornadoes split a double dual meet with Spencer and Algona. SLHS easily handled Algona but lost its dual meet against Spencer...
Nuclear fusion (10/13/05)
Remember when driving a car was just, plain fun? You don't have to look back at the good ol' days. The Ford Fusion and its first cousin, the Mercury Milan, offer economy, performance, and, oh yeah, lots of fun in a great-looking package in the low-$20,000 range. They're both here, for a while a least, at Rasmussen Ford-Mercury Inc. in Storm Lake...
People endangered? (10/13/05)
If the Environmental Protection Agency has its way, people could eventually go the way of a number of other extinct species in Iowa. The EPA, in an effort to get Iowa to meet federal Clean Water Act standards, is trying to get the state to do the impossible - regulate both point and nonpoint source pollution to levels that are unmanageable if not impossible...
Did 'Intelligent Design' leave Dover out? (10/13/05)
With weary regularity, my 15-year-old son flips aside his pencil and, slumping in his chair, asks why a person with no intention of becoming a physicist or mathematician should be tortured with science and algebra. He doesn't yet see the value in learning the principles of logic, or the orderliness of the scientific method to test hypotheses...