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Stories from Monday, May 22, 2006

AWAYSIS leader looks at integration in multi-ethnic SL (05/22/06)
As a city employee and public servant, dealing with the increasing immigrant population can result in some unique problems. There is the language barrier and a mistrust of people in authority. Mike Wilson, Storm Lake's Project AWAYSIS manager, says with a little hard work and professionalism these problems can be overcome by local Iowa governments and others...
Havens retires after almost 30 years with Gingerbread (05/22/06)
Nina Havens is retiring from the Gingerbread House after sharing 29 years of her life with the staff and children. She has been a part of its history - seeing the facility outgrow quarters and the numbers expand from 35 students to 300. Nina admits she will miss the children, staff and parents. But she is looking forward to doing some of the things that she has put on hold for years. She has many memories of Gingerbread House and they will not be forgotten...
New leader set for BV Fair (05/22/06)
Vicki Roberts, who is renowned for the impressive variety of floppy hats she enjoys wearing while happily parading around the Buena Vista Fair Grounds, will be wearing a new hat this season. A board member for six years, and serving as president last year, she has been named the new secretary/manager, taking over for Mary Weiland who retired from the position after last year's fair run...
Guns and Roses is coming to town (05/22/06)
Guns and Roses is booked for Storm Lake. Nope, not the defunct rock group Guns 'n Roses, but Guns and Roses, the new Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce program. In the past, the chamber has sponsored a Red Hat Ladies program, but this year is expanding on the theme with Guns and Roses on October 28, a full-day tourism event for women meant to coincide with the opening of pheasant hunting season...
'Decoding the DaVinci Code' events at Summit Church (05/22/06)
Want to separate fact, fiction, and faith? Summit Church invites the public to seek the truth in a new sermon series designed to "Decode the DaVinci Code," at Summit Church in Alta, on Sunday May 21, May 28, and June 4 at 8:30 and 11 a.m. "The DaVinci Code" book by Dan Brown made the best-seller list in 2004, and now the newly released movie thriller, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard, aims to repeat its impact at theatres. ...
Anniversaries (05/22/06)
Bruce and Deb Benna 25th Anniversary Bruce and Deb Benna will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on May 31st. In their honor, the family is hosting a card shower for them. Please send cards to: Bruce and Deb Benna, 607 S Wilson, Jefferson, Iowa 50129...
Marital woes blamed in LeMars murder-suicide (05/22/06)
A failing marriage may have been the reason Tim Hayden killed his wife and two children before taking his own life, police said Wednesday. The bodies of Hayden, 38, his wife Marilyn, 37, and their children, Shawn, 17, and Lindsay, 15, were found May 11 in the family's home in Le Mars. It's believed the family members died of gunshot wounds the day before, police said...
Rain forest turns 'Earthpark' (05/22/06)
Developers of a proposed indoor rain forest on Wednesday announced they are partnering with German-based technology giant Siemens to build their project - the newly named "Earthpark." Officials said the location for the $155 million project will be decided by mid-June, with Grinnell, Pella, Riverside and Tiffin vying to host the center...
Masters captures Class 3A state 400 hurdles title (05/22/06)
Logan Masters appears to be topping off his track and field career in a series of highlights, if his performances in the first two days of the state meet are any indication. Masters took third in the high jump Thursday, and Friday, won the Class 3A state championship in the 400 low hurdles in 54.20 seconds. He beat Washington's John Koehler by .5 seconds...
SL girls follow up with success Friday (05/22/06)
Some strong performances, including two that just missed moving on to the finals, marked Thursday for the Storm Lake High girls track and field team. Senior sprinter Steph Rude did make the finals, running the fifth best 100 meter dash time in a field of 24 runners divided into three heats...
Halverson wins state title in Class 1A discus (05/22/06)
Sioux Central senior Samantha Halverson went into Friday's Class 1A discus competition favored to win based on having the best district meet throw in the state. Halverson must not have minded playing the role of favorite, as she won the area's first 2006 track and field championship...
Thomas runs to 4th in 400 meters (05/22/06)
Alta's Quentin Thomas saved his best 400 meter race of the season for the Class 1A Coed State meet here Thursday afternoon, taking fourth overall in a loaded, talented field. Thomas ran in the fastest heat and finished third in prelims with a time of 50.41 seconds. After all three heats had run, Thomas had the fourth best time...
RoadTripRendezvous (05/22/06)
Fifty-two northwest Iowa artisans will open their studios to the public for two days in October for the annual Artisans Road Trip - but for the first time, a special exhibit has opened to preview some of the best work of the area's best pro artists...
Kids' BV Fishing Contest June 3 (05/22/06)
Are there any young fish pros out there? If that's you, and you are between the ages of 6-15 years old, then preregister now for the annual Buena Vista County Conservation Board fishing contest to be held Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. till 11 a..m. at Gustafson Lake south of Sioux Rapids. This fishing contest is in conjunction with the aquatic educational program, Fish Iowa, offered free of charge through the Department of Natural Resources...
Local talent joins in Music Festival (05/22/06)
The 12th annual Cherokee Music Festival is again scheduled for Father's Day Weekend, June 16-18, at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. The popular event annually features a selection of country, bluegrass, old-time, and gospel music by area musicians...
Green Team events for kids to blossom (05/22/06)
The Green Team, a kid's garden club, will meet at the Prairie Pedlar again this summer to develop garden skills and enjoy nature crafts, flower fun, and outdoor games. Every Wednesday in June and July from 8:30-11:00 a.m. children 8 years old and older are invited to participate. ...
Funeral Arrangements (05/22/06)
Richard Dean Clay April 17, 1930 - May 16, 2006 Richard D. "Dick" Clay, age 76, of Alta, died on Tuesday, May 16, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake after a lengthy illness. Dick was born on April 17, 1930 in Sioux City to Frank and Effie (Halverson) Clay, the third of seven children. He attended school in Sioux City, graduating from Sioux City Central High School in 1948...
Readers Respond (05/22/06)
Teacher promises To the Editor, Now that lawmakers have had a chance to catch their collective breath after session adjournment, thoughts start to turn to the issues that will greet us when we reassemble in January... Our public and private schools have always ranked highly in national...
Schroeder's Comments (05/22/06)
There must be some quirk in human nature that leads people to assign stereotypes and assess the blame on everyone but the true culprit. There have been many times throughout my many years that I have heard many others throwing blame for mistakes off on someone else. None as prevalent as when you get caught breaking the law and the blame is thrown upon the law enforcement officer...
Letter from the Editor (05/22/06)
Remember those old Life cereal ads? None of the big kids wanted to try that crappy-looking stuff. "Let's get Mikey!" Being somewhat smaller and more gullible, Mikey was always expendable. If you've got a dirty job, there's always Mikey. Today, he's probably a landmine tester in Afghanistan. And I'll bet you anything, if he's still alive, he had enough of Life cereal years ago...