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Stories from Thursday, January 12, 2006

New mayor, council member welcomed to city government (01/12/06)
The Alta City Council met for the first time of the new year, welcoming back Brian Walsh who was re-elected in the November election and Pam Henderson, who begins her first term. Tom French, newly elected as mayor, called the meeting to order. Annual appointments were the first item on the agenda...
Promote your business with personalized items from Promo 4-U (01/12/06)
Want to promote your business with eye-catching quality personalized items? Rhonda Barker, owner of Promo 4-U based in her Alta home, can help you. The business is in its 15th year, Rhonda provides professional and friendly service. The business was located in George and Okoboji before relocating to Alta after Rhonda and Karl Barker were married...
School audit complete (01/12/06)
Cornwell, Frideres, Maher and Associates, P.C., CPAs have released an audit report on the Alta Community School District. The district's revenues totaled $5,569,748 for the year ended June 30, 2005, a 10.3 percent increase from the prior year. Revenues included $2,098,851 in local tax, charges for service of $415,764 operating grants, capital grants, contributions and restricted interest of $750,902, unrestricted interest of $5,894 and other general revenues of $2,298,337...
County votes itself out of Communication Commission (01/12/06)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors Wednesday afternoon approved a resolution withdrawing the county from the Buena Vista County Communications Commission. The county, which pays 100 percent of the cost of the Communications Center, will continue to operate the center now housed in the Courthouse basement before relocating it to the new jail...
Foundation at BVRMC making a difference (01/12/06)
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Foundation Director Brad Strader at a recent meeting of the Hy-Noon Kiwanians encouraged members to consider the Buena Vista Regional Health Care Foundation as part of the members' philanthropic giving. The Foundation, begun in 1984, serves as a charitable conduit for BVRMC. Since the Foundation began, Strader said people have recognized the need to help BVRMC provide quality health care to residents not only in Storm Lake but throughout the region...
Jail groundbreaking in May (01/12/06)
Groundbreaking for the new Buena Vista County Law Enforcement Center will likely be in May, provided everything moves forward as scheduled. The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors Wednesday held a teleconference with John Hansen of Midwest Construction Consultants. Hansen said a bid letting would likely come this April with construction starting in May...
Board approves hiring new assistant county attorney (01/12/06)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved hiring Meghann Cosgrove-Whitmer as a new assistant county attorney to replace former Assistant County Attorney Dave Patton. Patton was fired after being charged in a youth party incident. County Attorney Phil Havens asked the Board to approve Cosgrove-Whitmer at a part-time salary of $39,000 yearly...
Genealogy class starts Jan. 16 (01/12/06)
Learn the hows, why, and wherefores when it comes to tracing your family's history. Janice Danielson, local genealogy guru, is offering Genealogy 101 on three Mondays beginning Jan. 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Storm Lake Middle School Art Room. Janice will share her resources and experiences to give you confidence in climbing your own family tree. A registration fee of $20 is due to CommUNITY Education at 419 Lake Ave. by Friday, Jan. 13...
Designated Scholarships help Dollars for Scholars (01/12/06)
The Storm Lake Dollars for Scholars fund drive continues with private donations totaling to date $12,614. Every dollar raised through the local fund drive is invested in the education of the young people of Storm Lake, since administration is entirely volunteer, and expenses are funded with profits from the recyclable can receptacle located at Hy-Vee...
Final design for AWAYSIS debuts (01/12/06)
For the first time, the feeling in the room seems to be not wonder at abstract ideas of what could be, but a realization of what will be - a reality in glass and concrete only months away. This time, as Storm Lakers gathered to look at colorful posterboards of a sprawling lodge hotel, an innovative water park and other elements of Project AWAYSIS, the feeling was palpable - these are final, these are real...
SL Police still searching for gunman (01/12/06)
Storm Lake Police are turning to the public for help in searching out Juaquin Pineda, 25, of Storm Lake, the suspect in three separate gunfire incidents in Storm Lake late Monday night into the early morning hours Tuesday. No one was injured in the gunfire...
Wedding (01/12/06)
Jake and Kerri Schoening Kerri Kramer and Jake Schoening were married July 23, 2005, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Larchwood with Deacon Jeff Gallagher officiating. Matrons of honor were Kelli Mudderman and Cheryl Kramer. Best man was Martin Schoening. ...
Engagement (01/12/06)
Timothy Nelton and Angelina Anderson Angelina Laura Anderson and Timothy Kneil Nelton would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage on Aug. 12 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny. Angelina is the daughter of Paul Anderson of Alta, Iowa and Tonya Anderson of Sioux Falls, S.D. ...
Two more Iowa soldiers die in Iraq incidents (01/12/06)
Two Iowa soldiers died over the weekend in Iraq, including an Army reservist aboard a helicopter that crashed and killed 12 people, said relatives and U.S. Army officials. Maj. Stuart Anderson, 44, of Dubuque, was on his second tour of duty in the Gulf region when the Black Hawk helicopter went down Saturday in northern Iraq. The same day, Sgt. Nathan Field, 23, of Lehigh, was killed when his Humvee was hit by a civilian vehicle in Umm Qasr in southern Iraq...
Factory farm foes rally; are leaders listening? (01/12/06)
A group opposing the spread of factory farms lobbied lawmakers Tuesday to place a moratorium on large livestock confinement operations and develop stricter air and water standards. Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization with about 3,100 members, sponsored the Statehouse rally...
Heelan edges SLHS grapplers in non-conference dual meet (01/12/06)
Sioux City Bishop-Heelan edged the Storm Lake High wrestling team here Tuesday night at the SLHS gym, 40-30. Despite the Parent's Night loss, SLHS coach Ty Seaman was pleased with his team's performance. "I was happy with the way we wrestled," he said Wednesday. "We wrestled hard for the entire match."...
SL rally falls short vs SC West (01/12/06)
Despite 27 points from guard Logan Masters and 22 from post player Derrick Randall, the Storm Lake High boys basketball team dropped a 81-76 decision to Class 4A Sioux City West here Tuesday night. According to SLHS coach Bob Grant, it was a game of runs. He said West scored the game's first nine points, only to see the Tornadoes bounce back with a 15-0 run...
BVU women cruise to win over ranked-Luther (01/12/06)
Buena Vista senior Kelli Staley didn't play a minute in her team's Iowa Conference basketball game with Luther Tuesday night, but that doesn't mean she wasn't a factor in its outcome. Staley, who leads the Iowa Conference in scoring (19.2 ppg.) sprained an ankle Monday in practice, and was on crutches Tuesday night...
Alta boys JV team improves to 9-0 (01/12/06)
Alta's JV boys basketball opened the 2006 portion of its season with a 63-42 win here over Marcus recently. Jordan Hinkeldey paced the 'Clones with 21 points and nine rebounds. Alex Peterson had a great game with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Tyler Sliefert followed with 11 points, two rebounds and three steals...
Martin Luther King event at BVU (01/12/06)
"Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dreams" will be held in Anderson Auditorium at Buena Vista University, Tuesday, January 17, 6-7:30 p.m. The ACES cultural series event will feature students in the Dream the Dream interim course at BVU, sharing vignettes from the civil rights movement...
Extension program keeps SL youth 'in stitches' (01/12/06)
Sewing Expressions participants will be "kept in stitches" when they attend the January 31, 2006 ISU Extension Multi-County 4-H Winter FUNshop class to be held in Storm Lake. From sewing basics, to new construction techniques to fun and functional projects with buttons, State 4-H Program Specialist, Sue Bogue, will provide learners with hands-on activities during the session. ...
Schultz to keynote annual Chamber banquet (01/12/06)
The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Storm Lake Area Development Corporation have combined their organization's annual banquet to celebrate the successes of the year 2005. Several awards to outstanding members will be handed out Tuesday, Jan. 24 starting at 6 p.m. in the Siebens Forum on the BVU campus...
Wayne Andrews and Ted Smith Win Central Bank Drawings (01/12/06)
Wayne Andrews and Ted Smith were the winners of autographed Hinrich items from Central Bank. Wayne was the grand-prize winner of an autographed jersey and Ted was the winner of an autographed action photograph. The two giveaways concluded a series of 5 drawings Central Bank held during their 2005 winter advertising campaign featuring Kirk Hinrich, a Sioux City native and starting guard for the Chicago Bulls...
Sioux County dairy tour Friday (01/12/06)
The Partners for Ag group, a coalition made up of various ag-related commodity groups in the area, has planned a dairy tour for Friday Jan. 13, according to Marty Broich, spokesperson for the group. The group started looking at a dairy tour because they wanted to add value and jobs to the area's ethanol plants. ...
Funeral Arrangements (01/12/06)
Lyle Whiting June 4, 1919 - Jan. 9, 2006 Funeral services for Lyle Whiting, 86, of Aurelia, will be 10:30 Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Harold Werley officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m., at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia...
Editor's Corner (01/12/06)
It's been winter now for, oh, I don't know, 50 or 60 months so far. How are you holding up? I know, it's so... so... December to complain about winter in January. Consider it more of a confession. You see, I've lost my mind. Doctors call it Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). My wife calls it, "He's nuts." They say that the short days and lack of sunlight play havoc with our prehistoric genetic cerebral wiring. To be more direct, winter sucks...
Tidemann's Views (01/12/06)
I heard someone once define an expert as someone who lives at least 200 miles away who tells you what you already intuitively know. There's a certain amount of truth to that statement. On the other hand, sometimes we need a little objectivity to validate our own ideas...
Readers Respond (01/12/06)
To The Editor: Please let small businesses have Touch Play machines. My name is Stan Peterson. My family and I own the only grocery store in Albert City, a town of 750 people in Northwest Iowa. I don't particularly favor gambling. But we have it and I wonder why should our state government take the position that only giant out-of-state gaming corporations, a couple of Indian Tribes and a handful of wealthy horse owners be the sole beneficiaries...