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Stories from Monday, October 31, 2005

New city logo unveiling Tuesday (10/31/05)
The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Storm Lake Area Development Corporation, the Storm Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Storm Lake jointly announce that the new city logo and tagline will be introduced at a Business After Hours event of November 2 at 5 p.m. at the Embers banquet room...
Monsanto Fund gives $10,000 bicycle grant to Faith, Hope & Charity (10/31/05)
Thanks to a $10,000 Monsanto Fund grant, Faith, Hope & Charity of Storm Lake will be able to host a one-week program next July 31 through Aug. 4 to help disabled children learn how to ride bicycles. The Lose the Training Wheels program helps children with disabilities learn how to ride a bike without training wheels in the one-week Rainbow Trailers clinic. ...
Final push is on for AWAYSIS $2m fund drive (10/31/05)
AWAYSIS Fundraising Campaign Co-Chairs Robert Ohrlund and Gary Lalone have announced that the final push is on to complete the fundraising campaign. "We have had a terrific response from the community to date," Ohrlund said. "The finish line is in sight. ...
Faith, Hope & Charity Halloween party Saturday (10/31/05)
October is always an exciting month at Faith, Hope & Charity, and this one should be especially so. For the past several years, we have hosted an evening Halloween party on the same night that Buena Vista University had opened their dorms to trick-or-treaters. ...
No bomb found at Laurens School (10/31/05)
The Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office and the Laurens Police Department received a call of a bomb threat at the Laurens-Marathon School at approximately 9:18 a.m. Thursday. The school was immediately evacuated and the area was sealed off. Pocahontas County Sheriff Bob Lampe said the fire marshal's office was called, and with the aid of a bomb-sniffing dog, the school was searched and cleared. School reconvened Friday...
Drunk driver simulation sobers BVU campus (10/31/05)
Those Buena Vista University students who may not have checked their e-mail Wednesday were in for a shock Thursday morning when a SUV apparently driven by an intoxicated college student jumped the curb and struck three other college students...
Educator: Rosa Parks' passing a time for renewed effort (10/31/05)
If the civil rights movement were to build its version of Mt. Rushmore, there might be some debate as to whose the fourth face would be. The first three, though, would undoubtedly be Abraham Lincoln, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks who died this week in Detroit at age 92...
Engagement (10/31/05)
Dennis and Diane Julius, Storm Lake are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Beth Julius to Brent DeGroote, son of Doug and Carol DeGroote, Corwith. Beth is a 2001 Storm Lake High School graduate. She received her Associate of Science for Legal Assistant Degree from Des Moines Area Community College in 2004. Beth is employed as a Paralegal at the Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts P.C. in Des Moines...
Anniversary (10/31/05)
Virgil and Doris Hornor, Fonda, will celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary with a family gathering. They are the parents of Sherry Gustafson, Fonda and Duane and Eldona Hornor, Albert City. They have four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
Third-ranked WLVA ends Alta's inspired season (10/31/05)
LAKE VIEW - The Alta High volleyball team ran into a buzzsaw here Thursday night in the form of a high-powered Wall Lake View Auburn team, which was playing on its home court. Third-ranked WLVA had too much hitting and blocking power at the net, and dealt the district champion Cyclones a 25-16, 25-12, 25-20 loss. The game was a Class 1A, Region 2 semifinal game...
SL musicians make All-State (10/31/05)
District auditions for the 279-piece All-State Band, 197-piece All-State Orchestra, and 600-voice All-State Chorus were held Saturday, Oct. 22 at Storm Lake High School, and also sites in Hampton, Oelwein, Atlantic, Indianola and Washington. Approximately 17% of the students who audition are selected for membership in the All-State ensembles. Gaining membership is one of the highest individual honors available to Iowa high school musicians...
It's fall...Already? (10/31/05)
As it just me or is time just flying by? As I grow older, it seems that the months just soar past me. Fall is once again upon us. It seems that summer should have just started. I love the warm mornings, hot afternoons, long days and kids out playing way past their bedtimes. Being able to take long walks after the meal has settled and dishes have been washed...
Halloweens past and present (10/31/05)
When I was a kid, Halloween came and went almost as fast as the belly-ache did. Unless you were a rich kid, you made a costume of what you could pilfer from other family members' closets. Anyone else wear Dad's work clothes and go as a bum, but never tell him that? You went out and piled up all the candy you could in one carefully-orchestrated community canvassing, a scientific grid-based strategy that would put census-takers to shame, for a night of sheer gluttony...