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Stories from Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Guardsmen home, 'best Christmas present ever' (12/14/05)
"It's the best Christmas present I've ever had," Karen Musselman said. The wife of National Guard soldier David Musselman received a phone call Friday night after he returned safely to the U.S. on a 17-hour flight from Iraq. Her husband told her he expected to return home this Friday or Saturday. "He's doing good," Karen said. She said she understood that there would be a welcome home ceremony for the Guardsmen at Storm Lake High School...
Tyson shatters disaster relief goals, $1.5 million (12/14/05)
A longtime partner in providing disaster relief, Tyson Foods, Inc. contributed more than $1.5 million in food products and financial assistance to the disaster relief efforts during this year's unprecedented hurricane season. This amount exceeds the company's original goal of $1 million...
Saathoff completes disaster preparedness training program (12/14/05)
A public health professional from Storm Lake, Charissa Saathoff, is among 24 Iowans to complete an eight-month training program designed to strengthen knowledge in public health science, emergency response systems, and community leadership. The program is offered by the Upper Midwest Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMCPHP), based in the University of Iowa College of Public Health...
Reis describes international Boy Scout Jamboree experiences (12/14/05)
Storm Lake Hy-Noon Kiwanis President-elect Curt Reis didn't have to look too far from home for a program for last Monday's meeting. In fact, he looked right in his own home. Reis' son Chris gave Hy-Nooners a glimpse of what it was like at the national Boy Scout Jamboree this past summer at Fort A.P. ...
Sharing an experience from Ghana (12/14/05)
For Amber Anderson, Aurelia, a senior at Iowa State University majoring in agronomy/plant health and protection, a recent trip to Ghana provided an insight to a totally different culture. She used the opportunity to learn about water quality issues being dealt with there...
SL lands $158k grant for storm water efforts (12/14/05)
Seven Iowa communities, including Storm Lake, were approved recently for Planning and Design Loans from the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA). The cities of Bayard, Cambridge, Donahue, Elkader, Fairfax, Humeston and Storm Lake will receive a combined total of $816,245 in no-interest loans to construct wastewater, storm water, and drinking water facilities...
Bumper harvest turns bittersweet (12/14/05)
Only in the heartland could good news sometimes be bad news. Area farmers brought in what is considered to be their second largest crop ever, only to see it sitting around as prices fall. "If you had to make a living on the cash price of corn, you would be 40 to 50 cents per bushel in the hole for every bushel you raise," explains Tom Olsen, ag market expert for the ISU Extension Service in Buena Vista County. ...
Birthday's (12/14/05)
Happy Sweet 16 Birthday Lauren! Mom, Dad & Lindsey Hilda Wendel A Card Shower is being held to honor Hilda Wendel of Schaller. She will be celebrating her 80th birthday on Dec. 18. Cards may be sent to: 1644 Cory Ave. Schaller, IA 51053
Casino makes a bid for homeless rain forest project (12/14/05)
CEDAR RAPIDS - Options are opening up for organizers of a proposed indoor rain forest. One day after negotiations faltered with Coralville officials, the Environmental Project is being courted by private developers in Tiffin and Riverside. In Riverside, developers on Friday proposed building the rain forest near a 400-acre Washington County Casino Resort being built. The site contains a quarry, small lake and golf course...
Abortion foe banned from picket line (12/14/05)
A judge has permanently barred an abortion opponent from picketing near a health clinic. Dan Holman is prohibited from going within 100 feet of the Emma Goldman Clinic in Iowa City and must stay that distance away from the clinic's executive directors and their homes...
Iowa shirking on gas quality tests (12/14/05)
Iowa consumers may have to watch out for more than high prices at the gas pumps. Station owners have few regulations to follow to keep them from shortchanging customers on the quality of gas they're getting, according to a copyright story in the Des Moines Sunday Register...
After losing opener, St. Mary's girls have reeled off impressive win streak (12/14/05)
STORM LAKE - St. Mary's High girls basketball coach Ryan Berg admits his team has high expectations this season. "The girls believe they can compete with anybody and that we can win the (Northwest) Conference title," Berg said Sunday night. In the past few years, the Panthers have lost a lot of close conference games, and have never been a serious challenger to the likes of Newell-Fonda and Sac City...
Panthers play tough in beating Graettinger-Terril (12/14/05)
STORM LAKE - The Storm Lake-St. Mary's girls basketball season lengthened its early-season winning streak to four games here Saturday at the SLHS gym, edging a physical Graettinger-Terril squad 40-35. The Panthers proved they could play a half-court game effectively, as G-T slowed the pace on offense and used both full-court and half-court traps on defense...
Talking lion, romantic ape top holiday films (12/14/05)
Another fantasy epic is proving a blockbuster. Disney's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" adapted from C.S. Lewis' tale debuted in Storm Lake and nationally as the weekend's top movie. The story filled with talking animals and inspiring battles, is enchanting even the critics. ...
Last event set in Lewis & Clark series: Explore Creole music (12/14/05)
The audience will learn about and experience history in the form of Creole music Thursday, when the four-part Storm Lake Public Library series on Lewis and Clark concludes. Dennis Stroughmatt, a touring artist and speaker, will present "French Creole Music Traditions of Upper Louisiana."...
OJ, MJ and Saddam (12/14/05)
The coverage of the Saddam trial on the news may be the best reality show on TV this season. All it's missing is a pair of pajamas and an umbrella for the defendant, perhaps Kato Kaelin living in a white Bronco out back peddling Ramsey Clark action figures...
Let them eat fruitcake (12/14/05)
Christmas is almost near. Are you ready? Is the cash register STILL ringing in your ears as you are trying to fall asleep? Instead of sugar plum fairies dancing in my head I'm dreaming about being trampled to death by frenzied shoppers rushing to the electronics department in search of a dollar off a $500 computer...