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Stories from Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Turnout a huge hurdle for BV jail vote Nov. 8 (10/18/05)
"We have a real problem," admits Buena Vista County Supervisor Bill Lanphere, on the campaign trail to inform voters going into the election November 8 on a $4.8 million project to build a new county jail. Combining the vote with the general election, in which there will be no contest for any Storm Lake city offices, means that turnout is likely to be light in the highest-population center in the county...
Safe treat suggestions for trick or treaters (10/18/05)
Whether you are giving out treats or helping your young goblin collect them, Iowa State University Extension food science specialist Sam Beattie suggests a few dos and don'ts to reduce the possibility of eating unsafe foods. "When deciding what to offer the young monsters who ring your doorbell, remember that traditional homemade favorites are no longer acceptable," Beattie said. ...
Dinner and silent auction (10/18/05)
Alex Hermstad, 12, 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. ...
White Cap Road still frustrates (10/18/05)
The attorney for one couple living along White Cap Road last Tuesday made one thing clear to the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors. His clients might be willing to give up 16 feet of their property to the road that has meandered from its right of way onto their lot over the years. But they don't want to give in without some resolution of encroachment by properties along the road's northern edge...
County to interview possible jail construction 'ramrods' (10/18/05)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors have agreed to have the architect for the new jail contact prospective construction managers for the project for interviews Oct. 25. The purpose of a construction manager would be to act as a go-between or "ramrod" to keep the project on track - and hopefully save money in the long run...
City signs 'lean' deal with firm to run lodge, $712,885 (10/18/05)
The Storm Lake City Council Monday night inked two agreements with Leisure Hotels, LLC, for management of the lodge centerpiece for Project AWAYSIS with the management firm receiving up to $712,885 before the lodge opens. The final design of the lodge is still up for discussion. The look should be decided in November with construction to start in 2006 and opening in 2007...
Weddings (10/18/05)
Dallas and Kelly Thies were united in marriage on Oct. 1 at Lake Tahoe, Calif. Dallas works as an airplane mechanic in the Air Force and is stationed at Travis AFB in California. Kelly is a sales representative. The couple reside in Vacaville, Calif. The parents of the couple are Mickey and Kathy Kraatz of Holstein and Rochelle Thies ( and the late Randy Thies) of Galva...
Birthday (10/18/05)
~Margelet Delbridge of Alta will celebrate her 80th birthday on Oct. 25. Her family is hosting a card shower for her, and welcomes cards and notes from her friends. Birthday greetings can be mailed to Marg at: 5962 50th Ave. Alta, IA 51002
Funeral Arrangements (10/18/05)
Geneva Hollenbeck, age 96, a resident of Methodist Manor in Storm Lake, died on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Alta, with Pastor Durwood Clauson officiating. ...
Rebel boys runners win Twin Lakes meet (10/18/05)
LAURENS - Six Sioux Central boys runners finished in the top 15 here Saturday, as the Rebels won the Twin Lakes Conference cross country title. The Sioux Central boys won the meet with 40 points to 63 for Southern Cal and 75 for Southeast Webster. "I thought thought we did a great job of getting out early and pushing the pace in the second mile," Rebel boys CC coach Brad Peter said. "The victory was a total team effort."...
Maintaining a healthy level of insanity (10/18/05)
Maturity. Practicality. It is drilled into our being as soon as we're able to strap on a Pampers. Focus. Be serious. Be professional. Play it safe. Set the example. No fun, there, you. I said FOCUS! That's pretty good stuff. I try to follow it... for nearly every funeral and proctology exam. Otherwise, I have to be honest, any pretense of practicality is just that, an act...