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Stories from Monday, April 24, 2006

Decision Day Monday for AWAYSIS (04/24/06)
Monday will be a pivotal day for the AWAYSIS lodge hotel plan, and Tuesday could be day one of construction on the AWAYSIS water park. A special Storm Lake City Council meeting will be held Monday to take action on the two issues. Both projects were slightly delayed when bids came in much higher than the consulting architect's budget estimates...
Final BV Jail plan goes to Supervisors next week (04/24/06)
"It's done," Sheriff Chuck Eddy said when asked about the progress of the $4.8 million Law Enforcement Center. "We start moving over tomorrow." The statement was followed with a chuckle and the comment "I wish!" With at least a year left before the new jail construction will be complete, and probably a month before bids are let, Eddy only has the five rolled up blueprints leaned against the wall in the corner of his office to show the project is underway. ...
FH&C kicks off drive (04/24/06)
Volunteers and business people alike gathered in Faith, Hope & Charity's Community Service center Thursday evening to help the organization kick off their first-ever annual fund. Nearly 30 volunteers will be visiting with potential donors from now until the first part of May to gather support for the non-profits respite care program and new scholarship program...
For SL woman, motherhood trumps business (04/24/06)
Joni Johannsen was not able to attend the ceremony where her daughter Chandler received honorable mention in the soil conservation poster contest on Wednesday. In fact, she has not even seen the poster. This is only one example of the reason she made the decision to close Uptown Consignments...
BV trash to be trucked off to Cherokee as landfill closes (04/24/06)
With no landfill to serve the county, burning Buena Vista refuse to help cut down on energy costs may be the next best option. The details of such a plan are in the works. Officials are working on a deal that will allow Buena Vista County garbage to be taken to the Cherokee County Landfill, only 22 miles away. Part of the deal requires a different way for Buena Vista County to separate the trash, which will be used to fuel a new bio-energy plant...
Sadat's widow brings peace quest to BVU (04/24/06)
Buena Vista University has announced that Jehan Sadat, humanitarian and widow of the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, will be the 17th William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture laureate in September. The lecture series at BVU gives Iowa and the Midwest access to figures from the world stage to explore the current issues underlying American freedoms...
Alleged shooter goes to court, victims identified Morales-Garcia (04/24/06)
During a preliminary hearing for an Albert City man accused of shooting two people last week, scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday in Buena Vista court, a sheriff's document submitted to the court claiming that both victims have positively identified him as the shooter is expected to play a role...
Event comes to aid of popular 'Pop Chef' after stroke, life-flight (04/24/06)
A Pancake Benefit Breakfast for Dave Brueck (aka Dave Debris) will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 7th at the KC Hall with the Kiwanis Beavers serving pancakes and sausages. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children, and youngsters 5 and under are free...
Engagements (04/24/06)
Cody Tibbetts and Abby McCorkel Dan and Marcy Polle of Rochester, NY and Don and Shayla Tibbetts of Peterson, are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter and son, Abby McCorkel and Cody Tibbetts. Abby and Cody will wed on July 15 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer, Iowa...
Iowa students buy a ton of pollution (04/24/06)
A student group at the University of Iowa College of Law is now the proud owner of one ton of sulfur dioxide emissions. They plan to keep the ton, but fortunately don't need to find a closet big enough to store it. "By purchasing one ton of sulfur dioxide emissions, that's one ton of emissions that will never be produced and never become pollution," said Harmony Mappes, co-president of the law school's Environmental Law Society. ...
Vilsack calls for Bush disaster declaration (04/24/06)
Gov. Tom Vilsack this week officially submitted a federal aid request for Iowa's tornado-damaged areas after meeting with President Bush hours earlier at the White House. The governor is seeking help for Johnson, Jones, and Muscatine counties, which were hit by severe weather last week and suffered millions of dollars in damage and one death...
Crunch time on links less than three weeks away (04/24/06)
Though many of the area's golf teams have gotten just a few meets in thus far this spring season, area boys teams will be playing in their postseasons in just three weeks. In Class 3A, the Storm Lake boys will play their sectional meet at Lake Creek Country Club on Friday, May 12. The other sectional meet in the Tornado boys' district will be held at Waverly-Shell Rock, also on May 12...
Area boys track teams fare well in Ida Grove (04/24/06)
Three area teams boys track and field teams scored well here last Tuesday at the Odebolt-Arthur Invitational held at the Ida Grove High track. Sac City/ WLVA won the meet with 89 points and Southern Cal was second with 89. Battle Creek-Ida Grove was third with 79 points, with Schaller-Crestland fourth with 52 points...
Chilly weather greets BV raceway drivers, fans (04/24/06)
After a beautiful opening night, the weather took a wild turn this past Wednesday at the Buena Vista Raceway where shirt sleeve's from one prior week went to as many cloths as possible for "Speeds Golf Cart" Night and week number two. A strong southerly breeze blew directly into the grandstands as many people decided not to get dressed up for winter night, but to wait for warmer nights ahead...
SLHS drops match to balanced Spirit Lake (04/24/06)
The Storm Lake High boys tennis team captured one singles match and a doubles match on its home court Thursday before losing 7-2 to Spirit Lake-Okoboji. Storm Lake's No. 1 player Vinny Saengchanpheng opened the meet with a 10-3 win over Spirit Lake senior Tom Bjornstad...
ART FAIR COMES TO EDGEFEST (04/24/06)
EDGEfest is set for May 13 in Storm Lake's Sunset Park, and people will line up to see the bands that have traveled great distances to perform for the benefit concert. The creativity, however, will not be limited to the bandshell stage. Organizers hope to play up another side of the festival that many may not be aware of...
X-Chicks singers add to the fun at BV museum's open house (04/24/06)
The 2006 display opens Sunday, April 30th, at the Buena Vista County Historical Society. The Society's annual meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. with a program to follow at 2 p.m. This year's theme, "In The Beginning", highlights items of those living in the early days of Buena Vista County. An added attraction will be the Walter Becker miniatures which are powered by electricity or compressed air...
Letter from the Editor (04/24/06)
I recently wrote an article about the community's efforts to plan for the worst. But I had never stopped to think just how worse the worst could get. I was thinking garden-variety bird flu - but local disaster folks are thinking a lot more. The short list: Smallpox epidemic. Anthrax disaster. Ebola. Mad cow. Mumps. Tornado strike. Terrorism. Some new, currently unknown virus pandemic. A nuclear hit. Terrorists...
Readers Respond (04/24/06)
Loan sharks at work on SL poor To the editor: Through a local church I have been working with a young Sudanese woman who recently moved to Storm Lake from Minnesota. She was in need of some funds to pay for housing costs while she waited for employment. ...