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Stories from Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Extension seeks former 4-H'ers to share stories, become mentors (01/31/06)
Iowa State University Extension is seeking former 4-H'ers who have a story to tell. "Young people often follow their 4-H interests into a major and onto a career," said Chris Gleason, 4-H program coordinator. "We're looking for examples like that."...
State archaeologists share the past (01/31/06)
Storm Lake third and fourth grade students had the opportunity to step back in time last week thanks to a presentation and hands-on activities provided by three members from the University of Iowa office of state archaeology. Storm Lake was only one of two communities chosen to take part in the programs entitled, "Ancient Indians in Your Backyard," and "Indian Life in Ice Age Iowa."...
Dredging impact shows in water quality, clarity (01/31/06)
About 2.8 million cubic yards of dredge material has been pulled from the lakebed since the state initiated the current era of dredging in 2002, followed by additional years of effort undertaken by the community and county. The improvements to Storm Lake water quality have already been significant, according to Gary Lalone, who chairs the Lake Improvement Commission...
Shaw photographs barns to preserve past (01/31/06)
Monstrous wooden barns at one time dotted Iowa's countryside but sadly, because the number of farmers is decreasing and farms are getting bigger, the barns are being bulldozed down or are left to rot away splinter by splinter. Many years ago, Iowa State University Extension 4-H youth leader Bertha Shaw began taking photos of barns and gathering history of them, asking 4-H'ers for assistance. ...
Farmers eligible for emergency loans (01/31/06)
Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Derryl McLaren has announced that farm operators who have suffered major forage/crop production and/or physical losses caused by drought occurring Jan. 1, 2005 and continuing may be eligible for an emergency loan. Applications for assistance should be completed at the Buena Vista County FSA Office located at 1621 N. Lake Ave., Storm Lake...
Golf course redesign to tee off (01/31/06)
As Project AWAYSIS prepares to launch construction, attention is spiking this week on plans to caddy up a redesigned golf course next door. City Project Manager Mike Wilson said he has met with seven golf course designers recently about the project. "We will be looking to select the designer within the next couple of weeks, and as soon as we have the design put together, the project will be put out for bids," Wilson said...
SL gives RAGBRAI a rain check, but rolling fast on marketing (01/31/06)
When an Iowa community can say "no thanks" to RAGBRAI, it probably has something big on the front burner. And so it is for Storm Lake. Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce Manager Marilyn Monson told local Kiwanians Monday that Storm Lake had been proposed as an overnight stop on this year's cross-state RAGBRAI route for thousands of bikers, but community leaders decided they couldn't accept...
Engagements (01/31/06)
Amanda Brown and Aaron Gieseke engaged Amanda Beth Brown and Aaron Neil Gieseke announce their engagement and their future wedding on March 11 in Des Moines. Parents of the couple are Dr. Douglas Brown, Garden City, Kan., Janys and Bill Schroeder, Kingsley, and Sylvia and Jeff Gieseke, Altoona...
Storm Lake Farmer's Market dates June 18-Oct. 15 (01/31/06)
The Storm Lake Farmer's Market will be held downtown on Sixth Street between J. Varenhorst Fabrics and the Sugar Bowl this summer. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Thursday schedule runs from July 14 through Sept. 15 while the Saturday schedule is from June 18 to Oct. 15...
Woman burned in sex assault dies at 22 (01/31/06)
A 22-year-old Fort Dodge woman who was sexually assaulted and then critically burned when her house was set on fire has died. The woman had been hospitalized at University Hospitals in Iowa City since Jan. 8. Firefighters found her bound in the basement of her burning home. A passerby had noticed smoke. At least two separate fires damaged the house, investigators said...
Limit on TouchPlay a good bet (01/31/06)
The Legislature likely will restrict the number of splashy video lottery machines, but won't ban them entirely, a state lawmaker said Friday. "I think that we'll compromise somewhere," said Sen. Tom Courtney, D-Burlington. "I don't think we're just going to let it go and I don't think we're going to restrict it all the way."...
BVU men, women dominate own indoor meet (01/31/06)
The Buena Vista University men's and women's indoor track and field teams competed in the Buena Vista Open meet on Saturday at the Lamberti Recreation Center to begin the 2006 season. Buena Vista's depth and talent proved to be the deciding factor as BVU claimed both team titles while competing against seven other squads...
Higgins, Brashears lead SLHS at Lakes meet (01/31/06)
The Storm Lake High wrestling team placed in seven of 14 weight classes here Saturday at the Lakes Conference meet, taking eighth place. Emmetsburg/Armstrong-Ringsted won the competition with 247.5 points, with Spirit Lake Park second (219 points), Spencer third (165.5 points) and Cherokee fourth (142.5 points)...
St. Mary's boys hold off Aurelia for first win (01/31/06)
After being outscored 11-2 in the first five minutes, the St. Mary's High boys basketball team came back to beat Aurelia 54-50 here Friday night for their first win of the season. The Panthers outscored the Bulldogs 20-16 in the second quarter and led 36-32 at the half. St. Mary's led 44-38 after three frames, but Aurelia rallied for a 12-10 edge in the fourth frame before falling four points short...
Free ICCC jazz concert Wed. (01/31/06)
Iowa Central Community College's Jazz Band concert will be held Wednesday, February 1, from 1:15-2:15 p.m. at the Storm Lake South School Auditorium. The concert will feature the Iowa Central Fort Dodge Center Jazz Band & Rhythm Ensemble. The band will perform a wide variety of music styles. The show is open to the public, free...
'American Dreams' explores voices of a nation (01/31/06)
The Buena Vista University theatre department debuts it's winter production "American Dreams," tomorrow night, running nightly Feb. 1-4, at 8 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium on the BVU Campus. The cast include Leah Marshall, Alta, playing Romona Bennett...
Funeral Arrangements (01/31/06)
Rueben Burow Sept. 17, 1929 - Jan. 23, 2006 Rueben Burow, 76, of Albert City passed away Monday, Jan. 23 at the Pleasant View Home in Albert City after suffering from cancer. Funeral services were held at the Evangelical Free Church in Albert City at 10:30 a.m. ...
Letter from the Editor (01/31/06)
You just have to figure that it's going to get interesting when a gymnasium committee and a Multicultural Nonsexist Committee get together. That's what is going in Spirit Lake, where keeping or dropping the school sports nickname "Indians" is under discussion. With a new gym project, the school is trying to decide what it should, and shouldn't, put on the walls...