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Stories from Monday, October 17, 2005

Area small town homes would pay dearly under water regs (10/17/05)
Albert City residents would pay $70 more each month for water treatment under new water quality standards proposed by Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials. However, state officials seem to be backing away from putting teeth into strictly enforcing those standards...
Boehm joins Methodist Manor as new CEO (10/17/05)
Bruce Boehm this month joined Methodist Manor as the new CEO and president. He replaces Dr. Terry Penniman who took a position with another retirement community in Des Moines. Boehm served in the U.S. Marine Corps before graduating from Drake University in Des Moines with a degree in criminal justice. He is in the process of completing his master's degree in healthcare administration...
Local author captures 'Warrior Voices' (10/17/05)
Alta author Barbara Derksen has had the opportunity to delve into a part of history that has been forgotten and it has changed her thinking considerably. The book, "Second to None - Warrior Voices," came out this summer and contains the stories of 54 soldiers who fought for their countries with the second infantry division of the army. The stories, as Derksen said, "help us see the hero in our veterans."...
Benefit set for SL child facing (10/17/05)
Twelve-year old Alex Hermstad was a healthy girl just six months ago. Doctors have told the family that she has developed a neuromuscular condition. Alex is losing control of her muscles and at the present time, the doctors have not been able to find a cure or a treatment to help. Her family is not giving up hope and is still searching for a cure. At this point, options for treatment require extensive travel and are very expensive...
Virginia Tech experts in search of answers for SL copper pipe leaks (10/17/05)
Researchers from Virginia Tech will be doing an on-site analysis of the Storm Lake Water Treatment process and distribution system at the end of October. For the past six months, the City of Storm Lake and Veolia Water have been working with research staff at Virginia Tech to study an epidemic of pinhole leaks in copper pipes in Storm Lake...
Wedding (10/17/05)
, both of Sutherland, were united in marriage on June 18th, in an outside ceremony at the home of the groom's parents in Calumet. Pastor Fred Moore of Zion United Church of Christ, Calumet, officiated. A full reception followed at Donna's in Calumet...
Birthday (10/17/05)
will celebrate her 91st birthday on October 22. Friends and family are invited to an "Open House" on November 5 at The United Methodist Church of Storm Lake from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Inez has lived and worked in the Storm Lake area for more than forty years. ...
Funeral Arrangement (10/17/05)
Evelyn L. Eby, age 82, passed away Sunday, Oct. 2 at Renissance Hospital in suburban Texas. Evelyn Eby was born in 1923 in Storm Lake where she worked at J.C. Penny's for 15 years. She later moved to McAllen, TX where she spent her final 29 years. Evelyn was preceeded in death by her husband, James M. ...
Study: Iowa addicted to its cell phones (10/17/05)
They may be annoyed by listening to others talking on their cell phones; nevertheless, Iowans have become one with their own cell phones, using them everywhere including public restrooms. The more rural the Iowan, the more likely they are to view cell phones as a necessity. Women in the Hawkeye state place a higher priority on safety and security than do men, and they view their cell phones as providing it...
Drug-related child abuse rising in state (10/17/05)
Drug-related child abuse in Iowa is on the rise, according to a study released Thursday by a children's advocacy group. The report, from Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, divided the abuse into two categories, the first centered on cases where an illegal drug is present in a child's body because of the action of their parents or caretaker...
Tornadoes run past Spirit Lake for 3A district victory (10/17/05)
STORM LAKE - Playing its best overall offensive and defensive games of the year, the Storm Lake High football team rolled past District rival Spirit Lake at Tornado Stadium Friday night, 41-0. Storm Lake's defense has been stellar all season, and they were again Friday night, allowing just 16 yards rushing and 53 passing...
Panthers swept by Schaller-Crestland; Rebels win (10/17/05)
STORM LAKE - The Schaller-Crestland volleyball team swept Storm Lake-St. Mary's 25-12, 25-13 and 25-4 at the St. Mary's High gym here Thursday night. The Wildcats finished the season undefeated in Northwest Conference play and won the 2005 title...
Trend of over-officiating makes NFL "no fun league" (10/17/05)
Maybe I missed the memo, but it seems to me the NFL is lobbying to officially put the zebra on the endangered species list. I'm not talking about the four legged creature who inhabits large portions of Africa. No, I'm thinking of another zebra who dons the white and black, only this zebra is known to throw a piece of yellow fabric which instantly brings to a halt 22 raging beasts trying to maul each other over a piece of pigskin. ...
With a new album and video, area singer is back on top (10/17/05)
Shannon Brown may have been one of the biggest winners at the 2004 CMT Flameworthy Awards, and she didn't take home one trophy. Her reward came when the stunning country singer from northwest Iowa and her husband were escorted to incorrect seats, which happened to be next to country duo Big & Rich's John Rich and Big Kenny, who were also in the wrong seats...
Great handicap button courthouse debate (10/17/05)
If there is ever to be $4,300 this county's taxpayers don't want to save, it would be the paltry bucks that would be saved by doing away with an electronic door opener for the disabled at the Buena Vista County courthouse. Does it make sense to spend $60,000 to build a disability-accessible ramp up to the courthouse, as code stipulates, and then save a few grand by not installing the kind of door some of these people will need? Nope, but that's exactly the discussion going on in chambers this week.. ...
'Tis not the season... yet (10/17/05)
My whole outlook on the holiday season has recently been squashed. I used to look forward to decorating for the season and purchasing the ever important gifts for everyone that I deem important in my life. I don't begin the task of unpacking the boxes filled with Santas and holiday trim until after Thanksgiving. I truly believe that that is soon enough. It has been a tradition in my home forever!...