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Stories from Tuesday, May 2, 2006

National Honor Society (05/02/06)
The National Honor Society induction ceremony for Storm Lake High School was held Sunday at South Auditorium. The 36 inductees were recognized along with the 23 members inducted already last year. Those members are Erin Anderson, Alison Brashears, Kayla Christ, Lindsey Dreher, Autumn Gaes, Cristobal Gonzalez, Cory Haisch, Trisha Halder, Jason Hustedt, Jacob Laursen, Jeffrey Mason, Michael Mast, Carolina Mendoza, Tyler Overmohle, Maya Peterson, Derrick Randall, Margarita Saldana, Angela Schmidt, Ross Schultz, Eric Sievers, Phouang Sihakhune, Ashley Solem and Tessa Winterton.. ...
Kindergarten students earn awards for writings (05/02/06)
Kevin Thayer and Alondra Mueggenberg, kindergarten students at South School, participated in the Quint-County writing contest. Alondra's writing won first place in the state. She read her poem at the state reading conference recently and both students had the opportunity to read their pieces Monday at the Quint-County Author's Banquet...
Senior Volunteer of the Year to be named at Prime Time June 8 (05/02/06)
CommUNITY Education is accepting nominations for its seventh annual "Senior Volunteer of the Year" award. This award is presented to a community volunteer over the age of 55 years who has shown outstanding commitment and dedication as a volunteer in the Storm Lake area...
ISU program, instrumental in SL lighthouse, wins national planning honors (05/02/06)
Main Street pocket park... roadside prairie plantings... town entrance signs... even a lighthouse... All along Iowa's roadways, visible accomplishments like these are testimonials to the success of a one-of-a-kind program that has helped 113 of Iowa's rural communities...
Cultures Collide (05/02/06)
Immigrants call for equal rights in large but peaceful rally in Storm Lake Katia Barrigan remembers what it was like to get her green card. The endless trips to Omaha, Neb., where she would regularly have to wait for hours to get paperwork. The $400 fee to get the card. Now, the $400 fee when she has to renew her card every 10 years. She was in the front row of the demonstration for immigrants' rights in front of Rep. Steve King's office Monday...
Engagements (05/02/06)
Danika Minder and Ryan Fulcher Gary and Kathy Minder of Geneseo, Ill., and Kayleen and the late John Fulcher of Storm Lake are please to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Danika Marie Minder of Auburn, Wash. to Ryan Charles Fulcher of Seattle, Wash...
ISU scientists tread carefully with avian flu samples (05/02/06)
About 15 scientists at the National Veterinary Services Laboratory each day test samples from all types of birds to screen whether the deadly strain of avian influenza has reached the United States. Cocooned in a biosafety cabinet - a large metal box with a glass front - they stretch their arms through a curtained window to perform some of the most intricate testing chores. They change into personal protective gear before entering the space, and are required to shower as they leave...
Embattled Cherokee leader calling it quits (05/02/06)
Cherokee city administrator Ron Strickland presented his resignation, effective immediately, at the conclusion of an hour and a half closed session at the Cherokee City Council meeting last week. About a dozen people returned to the council chambers from their wait outside of city hall as the council came back into open session. ...
Beating the odds (05/02/06)
Storm Lake High basketball and track standout Alex Spielman insists on making his own breaks. Maybe that's because he isn't used to getting many good ones, and because he was dealt a stacked deck of cards early in his life that would have crippled the will of other youngsters...
BVU golfer Stork will compete at nationals (05/02/06)
Jennifer Stork, a junior on the Buena Vista University women's golf team from Carroll, Iowa, has been selected to participate at the NCAA III Women's Golf Championships. Stork was just one of 10 individuals in the nation selected to compete alongside the top 10 teams at the national tournament. The championships will be held on May 9-12 at El Campeon Golf Course at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida...
Area Events in Brief (05/02/06)
Jazz band concert Wednesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. BVU Jazz Band presents a concert at Anderson Aditorium, Harold Walter Siebes Forum. The BVU jazz combo/jazz ensemble concert will perform a variety of standard works for both groups. Open to the public, free of charge...
The Nadas return to BVU (05/02/06)
As part of the tradition at Buena Vista University, a band brought in by student groups performs for the students after Buenafication Day service activites each spring. This year's band, the Iowa-based The Nadas, drew in a crowd of excited students...
Funeral Arrangements (05/02/06)
Luella Grace Gunther July 11, 1926 - April 29, 2006 Luella Grace Gunther, age 84, died on Saturday, April 29, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at St. John Lutheran Church, Alta, with Pastor Mark Abraham officiating. ...
Letter from the Editor (05/02/06)
C'mon, now, everybody out of the pool. Go back where you came from. And I mean everybody. Let's clean this place out and start over. The huddled masses thing just didn't work out for us. Look, we didn't have a clear grip on how wretched the refuse of your teeming shores were going to get, or we would have edited that statue a bit. ...
Readers Respond (05/02/06)
Bleeding Iowa To The Editor, Illegals are draining Iowa's economy. Millions of dollars leave Iowa every week and will never again be spent in Iowa. We have laws in place on the law breakers. Why not enforce them instead of let them have a free ride?...