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Stories from Monday, June 12, 2006

Dragon boating to make waves at Spectacular (06/12/06)
What is a dragon boat? Many members of the 2006 Star Spangled Spectacular board wondered that when it was learned the dragon boat team from Fort Dodge would give a demonstration of its skill during this year's celebration. As many of the events, both old and new, were being discussed at an organizational meeting late this week, board member Dick Hakes said the dragon boat team would appear in Storm Lake from 1 to 3 p.m. ...
Area Sierra Club chapter is born (06/12/06)
When Donna Buell looks out the window of her lakeside townhouse in Spirit Lake, she admires the beauty of the clear blue water rolling onto the shore. She also remembers clean water and a beautiful, pollution free environment are not to be taken for granted...
BVU creates grant for the displaced Maytag staff (06/12/06)
Buena Vista University this week announced the creation of a new grant that will provide $1,000 per academic year to former Whirlpool/Maytag employees who attend BVU's Newton Center. The grant will be available to those who qualify for Trade Readjustment Act (formally NAFTA) retraining money...
Ohrlund wins senior honor (06/12/06)
Bob Ohrlund was named as the Senior Volunteer of the Year for his dedication to Storm Lake at the annual Prime Time event Thursday. "They set me up," the surprised but appreciative Ohrlund laughed. Family members and many friends knew about the award but kept it a secret...
BV Sheriff stuck with mounting mental care bills (06/12/06)
When the inmate of the Buena Vista County Jail showed signs of mental health problems, guards made sure the person got an appointment for psychiatric help. After the inmate was examined at Spencer Mental Health, the person was committed. The sheriff's department got the bill...
King amendment: stop harboring illlegal aliens (06/12/06)
The U.S. House this week approved an amendment offered by U.S. Reps. Steve King of Iowa and John Campbell of California that King claims will help enforce federal immigration laws. The amendment, as part of H.R. 5441, the Department of Homeland Security funding bill for Fiscal Year 2007, would refuse federal funding for states and localities that have sanctuary policies to harbor illegal aliens...
Young crop scouts find cutworm impact (06/12/06)
Still on the path of the Black Cutworm, some 17 Buena Vista and Sac 4-H'ers and their parents investigated early corn damage due to Black Cutworm at the June 4-H Crop Scout Field Class held at Newell Farmer's Cooperative Test Plot south of Storm Lake...
Panthers' bats takes a bite out of the Wolves (06/12/06)
The Panthers' Andy Dahm smashed a two-run home run in a 10-5 win against Harris Lake Park Thursday night here. Dahm dominated at the plate, going three for four and collecting a two-run RBI for the night. Jon Foell also help lead the offensive charge, going three for four at the plate with a hard-hit double...
Schaller-Crestland struggles with two more losses (06/12/06)
The Schaller-Crestland softball team continues its struggles here Thursday night, dropping a 12-5 decision to Galva-Holstein. The Wildcats outhit Galva-Holstein 5-2 but walks from inexperienced S-C pitchers and a few errors cost them the win. Galva-Holstein righthander Olivia Jensen picked up the mound win, going to the distance and allowing five hits while walking two and striking out five...
Tornado softball team suffers first loss to E-hawks (06/12/06)
The Tornado softball team suffered its first loss of the season Wednesday night, losing to the E-Hawks 2-1 on the road. Emmetsburg scored two unearned runs in the fifth inning and that was all pitcher Amy Hasbrouck needed. She surrendered one unearned run in the top of the third as the Tornadoes held an early 1-0 lead...
Panther softball team rallies late to turn back Cyclones (06/12/06)
St. Mary's Jessica Lussman hit a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning here Tuesday night to lift the softball Panthers to a dramatic 5-4 win over Alta. St. Mary's struggled early at the plate but score five runs over the last two innings for the win. The team's record now stands at 2-3, including 2-1 in the conference...
A Spectacular Experience (06/12/06)
When you have Iowa's biggest Independence Day celebration on you hands, there can be only one name for it: "Spectacular." This year's Storm Lake showcase event seems poised to live up to its impressive moniker. The July 3 and 4 blowout will feature lots of music, patriotic events, food, children's activities and more...
Rocking the Creek Days (06/12/06)
National recording artists The Nadas will perform at Odebolt Creek Days on Saturday, June 17th from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with special guest The Josh Davis Band. The Nadas, an alternative rock band based out of Des Moines, recently opened for Bon Jovi to kick off the "Have a Nice Day" tour in Des Moines. ...
Funeral Arrangements (06/12/06)
Doris Tuttle December 28, 1928 - June 5, 2006 Doris Tuttle of Sioux Rapids, died Monday, June 5, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. Doris Elizabeth Lohse was born December 28, 1928 in Westbrook, Minn. to Henry and Lena (Koerlin) Lohse. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith in Westbrook in 1929, and confirmed in the same Lutheran church as a youth. In her later years, she joined the First United Church of Sioux Rapids, where she was a faithful member...
Letter from the Editor (06/12/06)
I have now officially heard everything. Word comes to us this week from an alternative energy advocacy group that political opposition is building to that most evil scourge of society... No, not guys getting hitched to each other, or even the Da Vinci Code. The other scourge of the 2006 political scene:...
Readers Respond (06/12/06)
The Da Vinci Code lies To the editor: I would like you to be very truthful with me Mr. Larsen. If I put up a billboard naming your immediate family members and claimed one is a kleptomaniac, one is a pole dancer at The Gentleman's club and one is pursuing a sex change operation, how would you feel? If I politely smiled and said, "Relax, I made it all up", would that make it okay with you?...
Guest Opinion (06/12/06)
In the production of many World War II movies a general casting theme developed. Every American fighting unit chronicled on the big screen seemed to have the edgy, smart aleck from Brooklyn, the fearless, generations-deep-into-the- military southerner and the level-headed Midwesterner...