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Stories from Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Schaller-Crestland to have K, TK round-up (02/21/06)
The Schaller-Crestland Schools wish to announce that kindergarten round-up will be held on Friday, March 31. Transitional kindergarten visitation will be at 6:30 p.m. on April 4. All parents who wish to participate should contact the Schaller-Crestland TK-8 Building at (712) 275-4266. The secretaries will record the needed information, such as the student's name, address, birth date, parents' names and phone number. Needed information will be sent via mail or in TK-5 saddlebags...
Touch Play proves a touchy subject in SL legislative forum (02/21/06)
District 52 Representative Mary Lou Freeman and District 26 Senator Steve Kettering Saturday fielded questions issues ranging from Touch Play machines to beer keg registrations coming before the Iowa Legislature this session. Freeman and Kettering offered their views on how this session is going during the legislative brunch sponsored by the Storm Lake Area Development Corporation at the Lakeshore Cafe...
Council OK's lodge, $1.1 m cost increase (02/21/06)
With the lodge that will be the centerpiece of Project AWAYSIS and the indoor waterpark specs coming in at $1.1 million over the original project estimate, the Storm Lake City Council Monday forged ahead and approved plans for the lodge and indoor waterpark building...
SON DEAD, PARENTS STABBED (02/21/06)
Police continued to struggle on Monday to make sense of a brutal attack in which a Storm Lake teenager is accused of murdering his brother and stabbing his mother and father Sunday night. Jose Eduardo Tovar, age 18, is charged with First Degree Murder in the stabbing death of his brother, Miguel Angel Tovar, 21, who was found dead of multiple wounds in the family's small rental house at 207 Seneca...
BVU group to volunteer in Jamaica orphange (02/21/06)
Ten Buena Vista University students and two advisors will spend their spring break in Jamaica volunteering at the West Haven Orphanage for Disabled Children. The trip is being made possible through the Alternative Week of Offsite Learning (A.W.O.L.) program; students are responsible for their own transportation costs...
EMS providers get great day of training by the lake (02/21/06)
Emergency Medical Service providers can face special dangers to themselves - and those whose lives they are trying to save - when they arrive on the scene of farm emergencies. Area EMS providers saw firsthand how to adapt to those situations at the second annual EMS Day by the Lake Saturday at the AEA building at Flindt and Russell. ...
SL Schools make hires (02/21/06)
The Storm Lake Board of Education approved several personnel changes during its recent February regular board meeting. Contracts were approved for: The board also accepted the resignation of Pam Hanna who has been serving as the concession stand sponsor pending that a replacement be found...
Weddings (02/21/06)
Sara and Bradley Riley Sara Mahr and Bradley Riley were united in marriage Aug. 27, 2005, in Cresco. They were married at Notre Dame Parish - Assumption Worship center with Father Richard Ament as the officiant. Sara is the daughter of Thom and Janet Mahr of Lime Springs and the granddaughter of Gene and Judy Mahr of Lime Springs and Dolores Schatz of Cresco. ...
Package to fight senior threats offered (02/21/06)
House and Senate Democrats offered a package of legislation Friday to protect Iowa's senior citizens from threats to their financial and personal security. The proposals target financial fraud and telemarketing scams, identity theft, and the lack of necessary home and community-based services...
Cold case cracks open in NW Iowa (02/21/06)
It took nearly 28 years for authorities to unlock the identity of Wilma Nissen. It may have taken just a day to find her daughter. One day after announcing Nissen's identity, Lyon County Sheriff Blythe Bloemendaal said he is confident a woman who contacted him Friday afternoon is Nissen's daughter...
St. Mary's boys edge Chargers for tourney win (02/21/06)
Storm Lake St. Mary's boys basketball coach Brad Wilkening said before Monday night's Class 1A, district tourney that it would be nice to somehow get another shot at Northwest Conference champion Alta. Thanks to a gutty performance by his team at the Ñewell-Fonda gym, the first-year coach will get his wish...
Newell-Fonda girls brace for talented Ar-We-Va (02/21/06)
When the Newell-Fonda High and Ar-We-Va girls basketball teams scrimmaged last summer, no one could have predicted that they'd be meeting again in February with a lot more on the line than short-lived bragging rights. But tonight at the Carroll-Kuemper gym in Carroll, the teams will face off in a Class 1A, Region 1 semifinal game, just two wins away from a state tournament berth...
BVU cage teams win finales; Ready for playoffs (02/21/06)
After a low scoring first half, the Buena Vista University men's basketball team managed to hold off a determined University of Dubuque late surge, winning the contest 67-61 here Saturday at Siebens Field House. It was the regular season Iowa Conference finale for both teams. This gives the Beavers their fourth win in a row as they head into tournament play, the longest winning streak they have had all season...
SLHS wrestlers draw a blank at districts (02/21/06)
It was a disappointing day here Saturday for the Storm Lake High wrestling team, which failed to qualify a wrestler for the Class 3A State Tournament during Saturday's district meet at Fort Dodge High. The Tornadoes' top two hopes for state berths, 135 pound junior Daniel Higgins and 103 pound freshman Jared Brashears, finished just out of the money...
Hot-shooting Sac City ousts Panther girls (02/21/06)
When a team shoots the lights out, there's not much an opponent can do except hope to match that torrid pace. The St. Mary's girls basketball team matched sharpshooting Sac City in the first half, but not in the second, losing a 67-53 decision here Saturday night in a Class A, District Final game...
Marathon begins second decade (02/21/06)
The Eleventh Annual Marathon to Marathon has been scheduled for Saturday, June 17th. This marathon is runner friendly, certified and sanctioned. The 26.2 mile marathon and marathon relay begin at 6 a.m. at the Storm Lake High School in Storm Lake. There is a Half-Marathon which will begin at 7 a.m. At 8 a.m. the 5K run/walk begins at the Marathon Community Center in Marathon and at 8:30 a.m. the tot trot will begin...
Area Events In Brief (02/21/06)
Dance Squad hosts a clinic Connie Wabeke and the awarding winning Tornado Dance Squad will be hosting a Dance Squad Clinic on Friday, March 3 from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Storm Lake High School Gym. The participants will learn dance routines that they will perform on Dance Squad Night, Tuesday March 7th. The registration deadline is Thursday, February 23. The registration fee of $15 needs to be paid by that date so that shirts can be ordered for the performance...
Funeral Arrangements (02/21/06)
Elaine Bengtson Sept. 8, 1925 - Feb. 9, 2006 Funeral services for Elaine Bengtson, 80, of Aurelia, were 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. Burial was in the Scandinavian Cemetery, rural Alta. Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 12 from 2-7 p.m. with the family present from 2-5 at the First Congregational Church. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was in charge of arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (02/21/06)
I've been either lucky or stubborn so far, seldom coming into contact with the inside of a medical clinic. So when that streak recently came to a screeching halt, my curiosity at least kept me occupied for the three days that (it seemed) I was waiting in a chair for a nurse to call my name...
Glawe's Remembers When (02/21/06)
Some great stuff reaches us through the wonderful world of e-mail; some so great that it needs to be passed on. Some of the stories travel on and on and it is never known where they have originated from or if they will ever come to rest. I share this gem with all of you kids born in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s which I received from my sister in Minnesota. Once you read it, I know you'll want to pass it on, too...