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Stories from Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Iowa Communications Network student session to explore meth problem; registration due by Feb. 10 (01/24/06)
Iowa high school students and teachers are encouraged to take part in a dynamic special session over the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) about the meth problem in Iowa. Sponsored by the United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa and hosted by Iowa Public Television (IPTV) Meth and More for Students will be presented Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m...
Dollars for Scholars applications available (01/24/06)
Applications for Storm Lake Dollars for Scholars scholarships are now available for seniors at Storm Lake High School and St. Mary's High School. Any senior planning to attend a two-year college, four-year college or vo-tech school are eligible to apply. Forms may be picked up in each school's guidance office, and are due back in that office no later than Tuesday, Feb. 28...
Making the difference in a child's life (01/24/06)
January proclaimed as 'Mentoring Month' Storm Lake's CONNECTIONS Mentoring Program has been certified as a member of the Iowa Mentoring Partnership by Governor Vilsack for 2006. CONNECTIONS Program is one of 65 programs who have received status as a certified mentoring program in Iowa. "This has been a wonderful year for mentoring in our community and we look forward to 2006." Said Pat Cowan and Cindy Johnson...
Buena Vista County 4-H to have new Equine Team (01/24/06)
Hold on to your horses. Buena Vista County 4-H will have a new equine team. "This will be offered as a special club like the Shooting Sports Club or the Special Swine program," said Buena Vista County Youth Coordinator Tammi Green. "The kids will still be members of their primary clubs; this will just be an added bonus for those members who love horses."...
County offices on June 6 primary ballot (01/24/06)
Following are county offices that will be on the June 6 Buena Vista County primary ballot. The county attorney, recorder, and treasurer offices will be on the ballot. Also open are three supervisor positions, including: District 1 supervisor - Barnes, Scott, Brooke, Elk, Nokomis, Maple Valley, and part of Hayes Township; District 2 supervisor - Lee, Lincoln, Poland, Fairfield, Coon, and Newell Townships; District 3 supervisor - Washington, Grant, Providence, most of Hayes Township and the north central part of Storm Lake.. ...
AWAYSIS progress taking shape (01/24/06)
The landscape of Storm Lake is changing, a sure sign that Project AWAYSIS is well under way. Project AWAYSIS Project Manager Mike Wilson told Storm Lake Hy-Noon Kiwanians about progress on the $30-million lakefront development Monday. Himself a Kiwanian, Wilson was subject to some good-natured ribbing when he was introduced as Time Man of the Year, and there was even a magazine cover to prove it...
SL remembers doctor, environmentalist (01/24/06)
Dr. T.E. Shea is being remembered this week as a prominent and caring physician, a storied friend of his community, and a pioneering environmentalist. Shea, age 95, passed away at his Storm Lake home on Thursday. Memorial services were held Monday at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Duane Queen officiating. Shea was laid to rest with full military rites by Alta V.F.W. Post 6172...
A Woman of Inspiration (01/24/06)
Betty Nielsen, Fonda, fondly known for her devotion to organizing the non-profit organization Freedom Quilts, was presented the Inspiration Award at the second annual Women in Denim conference held Friday and Saturday at Buena Vista University. She was given a standing ovation by the some 380 women in attendance...
Drawing sends SL woman to bishop's ordination (01/24/06)
For Nancy Weaver of Storm Lake, Friday was an experience she will never forget. Weaver was one of two parishioners at Storm Lake St. Mary's who were lucky winners of a drawing to see the installation of the Rev. R. R. Walker Nickless Friday at the Church of the Nativity Our Lord Jesus Christ in Sioux City, ending the longest episcopal vacancy in the United States. The other winner was Paul Kestle, also of Storm Lake...
Anniversary (01/24/06)
LeRoy and Donna Dirks celebrate 65th anniversary LeRoy and Donna Dirks of Fonda will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Jan. 30, 1941, at the Methodist Church in Storm Lake. They have seven children, 19 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren. A family celebration is planned...
A 'clean bill' for veterans (01/24/06)
On Wednesday, January 18th, the Capitol was truly a hub of activity as veterans from all across Iowa visited Des Moines to talk to legislators. I had the opportunity to visit with gentlemen from Cherokee, Kingsley and Aurelia. They shared some valuable information with me, and I am always impressed with the way these folks handle themselves when they deal with legislators. ...
Boat fatality trial at anchor (01/24/06)
The trial of a man changed in a deadly boating accident on West Lake Okoboji last summer has been delayed. Justin Nearman, 29, of Sioux Falls, S.D., is accused of driving a boat that hit the back of another boat in August, killing a Perry man and injuring the man's wife...
Okoboji marina magnate sick of being sunk by city (01/24/06)
An Okoboji marina, restaurant and tiki bar owner claims his dream of success has been jeopardized by ongoing battles with the city. Butch Parks, owner of Okoboji Boatworks on West Okoboji Lake since 2001 and the nearby O'Farrell Sisters restaurant since 2004, sued the city of Okoboji in November claiming the city council has interfered with his ability to do business and caused him financial hardship...
Boys basketball program soaring in Alta (01/24/06)
Randy Bissen hasn't missed a beat in transitioning from student athlete to teacher-coach. At this time last year, Bissen, a native of Earling, was among the leaders in the Iowa Conference in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage as a starting post player for the Buena Vista University basketball team...
Griggs picks up slack as BVU women win (01/24/06)
The Buena Vista University women's basketball team won its fourth straight game by defeating the University of Dubuque 93-64 here Saturday in an Iowa Conference matchup Trailing by one at halftime, the Beavers outscored the Spartans 60-30 in the second half to claim the win. They improved to 5-1 in conference action and to 10-5 overall...
Area man pens new novel from a liberal view (01/24/06)
Mike Palecek, former editor of the Cherokee Daily Times and a contributor to the Pilot-Tribune, has just released a new novel, "Looking for Bigfoot," on Howling Dog Press (howlingdogpress.com). Palecek has been a federal prisoner for taking part in aggressive peace protests, and ran for the 5th District Congress seat against Steve King in 2000...
Kreative Kitchen at Storm Lake High School (01/24/06)
Looking to try something new for lunch? Try KREATIVE KITCHEN at Storm Lake High School! There's nothing like it. Senior high students work with Mrs. Stille to plan a menu, shop, prepare and serve the meal. They've learned how to multiply and alter recipes to accommodate 32 guests. Laundering, pressing and folding tablecloths and napkins as well as cleaning up after the meal is also the students' responsibility. The portions are big and there's always dessert!...
One Womans View (01/24/06)
When I was young, one of my favorite cartoons was Underdog. The floppy-eared dog was a super hero. But without the power-packed pill, kept safely in a ring on his finger, he wasn't able to stand up to anyone or anything. But with that energy, everyone was safe. "There's no need to fear, Underdog is here," was his motto...
Letter from the Editor (01/24/06)
Meet my friend Joey. She's a young, northwest Iowa mother with three bright children, a good job, a devoted husband and a nice rural home. She had it all - including a compulsive gambling problem that she hid from everyone for more than two years, including herself...
Readers Respond (01/24/06)
To The Editor, Fats asked me the other day if I am against building a new jail, what with the old one filled to capacity and all. I had to think about that one. On one side, we, as a society need to be able to keep people locked up that are a true threat to society. ...