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Stories from Monday, February 20, 2006

Corps of Engineers floats a plan for Little Storm Lake (02/20/06)
Cleanup of Little Storm Lake would cost at least $3.6 million and work will start no sooner than 2009, according to a preliminary restoration plan submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources this month. Like many other environmental projects, the plan was delayed for two to three months by the Corps' commitment to clean up after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita...
Irish Brigade storms into area for St. Pat's bash (02/20/06)
When Irish eyes are smilin', sure 'tis like a mornin' spring. In the lilt 'o Irish laughter, you can hear the Angels sing! ...When your sweet lilting laughter's like some fairy song, And your eyes twinkle bright as can be, You should laugh all the while and all other times smile, And now smile a smile for me."...
Aurelia School Board OKs summer projects (02/20/06)
The Aurelia School Board approved several summer projects at its regular meeting Monday at a tune of approximately $83,000. Two other projects, with no price tags set on them at this time, are expected to be approved. About 40 feet of flashing on the shop/gymnasium was approved, at an approximate cost of $44,000...
R5 Productions at BVU this Thursday (02/20/06)
The public is invited to R5, an energized, motivational, presentation focusing on giving hope to today's youth, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 in Anderson Auditorium in Siebens Forum on the Buena Vista University campus in Storm Lake. The event is sponsored by Tri-Co Health Network and Buena Vista University...
Three architects compete for new SL school design (02/20/06)
The Storm Lake School Board Thursday selected three architects to interview for the new elementary school construction project. FEH, DLR and Neumann, Monson and Wictor are the three. Background information on each company will be required before the interviews take place. The board is interested in such things as current work each is involved in, contractors they have worked with and whether or not they have been involved in any litigation...
Waterpark bid a shock (02/20/06)
The city's plans for an AWAYSIS waterpark sprung a $875,000 financial leak this week as bids came in much higher than expected. By no means, however, is the project sunk. On Wednesday, the low bidder for the waterpark construction was Christiansen Construction of Pender, Nebraska, at $6,735,000 - a far cry from the engineer's estimate of $5,860,000 that the city had anticipated. The high bidder was Sande Construction and Supply of Humboldt, at $6.96 million...
Harkin: Funds for Health Center in SL a done deal (02/20/06)
Iowa Senator Tom Harkin announced Friday that the United Community Health Center in Storm Lake has received the $643,500 it was approved for earlier from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Local officials have been waiting for the funding go-ahead in order to open the clinic doors this spring...
MS self-help group meets at BVRMC Kallmer Center (02/20/06)
The Storm Lake/Cherokee and Ida Grove Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group will meet 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Kallmer Education Center at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. The Kallmer Education Center is located in Room C to the rear of the hospital at 1525 W. Fifth St. in Storm Lake...
Weddings (02/20/06)
Jessica Casey became the bride of Damon Staton on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, in a beautiful 5 p.m. candlelight ceremony at the Church of Christ in Storm Lake. Rev. Jack Barber officiated. The bride is the daughter of Don and Marlene Casey of Newell. The groom is the son of Linda Moutray of Sac City and Jerry Staton of Sac City...
BVU student waffle fund-raiser Friday, March 3 (02/20/06)
Students from Buena Vista University will be sponsoring an all-you-can-eat waffle supper featuring Dad's Belgium Waffles on Friday, March 3 from 5-7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Children five and under are free. The meal includes sausage and juice...
City gets insurance refund (02/20/06)
The City of Storm Lake has received a refund of $13,414 on the city's property and liability coverage and worker's compensation insurance policies. This refund is due in large part to the continued vigilance and care that employees in Storm Lake and other communities that partner in the group plan take in making sure that they are following safety guidelines and are following safe work practices, according to a city statement...
Farm Bill listening session Feb. 23 (02/20/06)
John Crabtree will be representing the Center for Rural Affairs at a Farm Bill Listening Session held at the Pomeroy Community Center, across from City Hall, 114 S. Ontario, 1 - 3:30 p.m., Thursday, February 23. It is one of six Farm Bill Listening Sessions held in six communities in Iowa. The project is funded by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture...
Birthright to meet (02/20/06)
Birthright of Spencer, serving greater northwest Iowa, is hosting its annual benefit dinner and meeting on Saturday, April 1. A non-alcohol social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner scheduled to follow at 6:30 p.m. in the Harbor of Hope Room at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer...
Gustafson, AGH wrestlers poised for 2A District meet (02/20/06)
Aurelia senior Brad Gustafson has set nearly every school wrestling mark for his AGH wrestling team over the past four years, and now he's gunning for a state championship. The 119-pounder took fourth last year at state, but he'd like to end his prolific high school wrestling career on a high note...
Mustangs hope strong guard play enough to beat No. 11 RC-L (02/20/06)
The Rockwell City-Lytton High girls basketball team has had another 20-win season in 2005-2006, has won another Twin Lakes Conference title and was ranked ninth last week in the Class 1A state poll. The Wildcats return four starters from last year's team that went 17-6, and they enter this week's tournament action with a lofty 20-2 mark...
Panthers face rubber match with Sac City (02/20/06)
The Storm Lake-St. Mary's girls basketball team has been inhabiting uncharted waters since setting a regular season school record for wins with its 16th victory earlier this week. The win was a Class 1A, district semifinal victory over Alta (57-50) Monday, and it advanced a still youthful Panther team to a district final date with Sac City tonight in Alta...
Funeral Arrangements (02/20/06)
Donavon Dexter Mason Aug. 22, 1923 - Feb. 14, 2006 Donavon Dexter Mason, age 82, of Storm Lake, formerly of Early, died at Trinity Regional Medical Center, in Fort Dodge, on Feb. 14, 2006, following a brief illness. Funeral services for Donavon were held on Friday, Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m., at the United Methodist Church in Early. Burial was at the Early Union Cemetery under the direction of the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home...
Readers Respond (02/20/06)
Justice isn't served To the Editor: Were you surprised by the news yesterday (February 12) coming from the Senate hearing concerning the waste and fraud with the billions of dollars currently being spent during the Katrina recovery? If so, you must have missed the concerns put forth last Fall by Congressman Steve King. He was one of only a few in Congress, that voted against the spending bill because no oversight was built into the bill...
Schroeder's Outlook (02/20/06)
I'm not sure if a funeral is considered a family reunion or not but for some of us that is as close to one as we are likely to get. I recently traveled up north to a small town in Minnesota with my mom and two sisters; which in itself is a bit of a family reunion, to one of Mom's brother's funerals. ...