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Stories from Monday, July 3, 2006

DOT suggests 3-lane for W. Milwaukee (07/03/06)
The Iowa Department of Transportation has suggested that the City of Storm Lake consider changing West Milwaukee (Highway 7) from a four-lane road to a two-lane road with a center turning lane. The arrangement would be similar to what was done several years ago on East Milwaukee/Flindt Drive. If approved, the changes would take place during the overlay project that the IDOT has on schedule for the summer of 2007...
History buffs search for origins of 'King's Point' (07/03/06)
The name King's Pointe is soon going to be ingrained in Storm Lake's vocabulary, attached to a lavish lodge hotel and exciting waterpark, but even local historians seem perplexed as to where the name originally came from. "I've done my best to dig up information, and so far, we haven't been able to find anything conclusive," says Lorraine Peterson, local historical expert...
BV County prepares for a rumored casino gambling petition (07/03/06)
While the Buena Vista County Board has not been approached with the possibility of a gambling casino coming to the area, recent rumors prompted County Auditor Karen Strawn to publish the requirements to be placed on November's ballot on the board's Friday agenda...
Guarding the flame through Iowa (07/03/06)
Trotting behind a pickup truck with the Special Olympics logo and a sizable police escort, a team of 27 blue clad runners carried the flame of the Special Olympics through Storm Lake Thursday on the final leg of the journey for Ames. Stopping at Storm Lake High School temporarily, the team ran down Milwaukee Avenue to Faith, Hope and Charity, flame in the lead. ...
Builders flock to BV Jail project (07/03/06)
Months after a bond was passed to build the new Buena Vista County Jail, the construction bidding opened to contractors this week after a meeting to clarify any questions bidders would have. "I'm pleased with how the project has been going so far," Rod Moore, the Architect for the jail project, said. "A lot of contractors, material suppliers and others have been in contact with us wanting in, and it's been keeping us busy."...
Engagements (07/03/06)
Tanya Rock and Anson Brown Jay and Sandra Rock of Zimmerman, Minn. are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tanya to Anson Brown son of Jim and Lisa Brown of Storm Lake. Tanya is a 2005 graduate of Winona State University. She is employed at EMC Publishing in Saint Paul, Minn...
Tired of lies in investigation of girl's death, police bust a witness (07/03/06)
A man who police say was one of the last people to see Evelyn Miller alive was arrested Thursday for interfering with the investigation into the girl's slaying. Dan Slick, 27, of Charles City, pleaded not guilty to two counts of making false statements to federal agents and was released with several conditions, including maintaining mental health counseling. No monetary bond was set...
' Dogs sharp in beating Sac City (07/03/06)
The Aurelia softball team might be one squad not many teams would like to face early in district/ region playoffs. The Bulldogs scored nine runs in the second inning on their home field here Wednesday night, cruising to an 11-1 win over Sac City in five innings...
Alta takes NW title with win over Rebels (07/03/06)
Alta senior Brad Payne tossed a six-hitter here Wednesday night, and Andrew Allerdings' two-run homer in the sixth gave the Cyclones a Northwest Conference title in walk-off fashion. Alta led 10-2 going into the bottom of the sixth, and Allerdings' homer put into effect the ten-run rule for the win...
Tornadoes split pair of Lakes games this week (07/03/06)
The Storm Lake High baseball team rebounded on its home field Wednesday night, beating Lakes Conference rival Emmetsburg 7-5. Though results of that game were not available at press time, the win improved the Tornadoes improved to 8-5 in Lakes Conference action and to 10-9 overall...
Anderson says running game, team unity are top priorities (07/03/06)
Since his hiring April 25 as the new Buena Vista University football coach, Jay Anderson has been a busy man. A phone call was placed to Anderson's office Thursday afternoon at Siebens Field House, but he was busy talking with one of his players. He suggested a call back later, but even then, he sounded like a man with a lot on his plate...
Snakebitten Panthers drop 6-5 decision to N-F (07/03/06)
Forgive the Storm Lake-St. Mary's baseball team for feeling more than a little snakebitten. The Panthers played Newell-Fonda to a 5-5 tie through six innings here Thursday night. But in the top of the seventh, a Mustang runner scored when a St. Mary's outfielder lost a fly ball in the night sky. That turned out to be the gamewinner in N-F's 6-5 win over St. Mary's...
Funeral Arrangements (07/03/06)
Emery Haake October 10, 1915 - June 26, 2006 Emery Haake, age 90, of Aurelia, and formerly of Galva, died Monday, June 26, at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Emery Harriss Haake was born October 10, 1915 in Daykin, Neb. to Henry H. and Elenora Emma (Doehring) Haake. ...
Readers Respond (07/03/06)
Prekindergarten To the Editor, The 2006 legislature approved and Governor Tom Vilsack signed an additional $15 million to address health, parent education and preschool needs for our youngest Iowans. This investment will certainly help build a strong foundation for our children's future, but to get the most out of our growing public investments in early learning, we must also align standards, curriculum, and assessment...
Schroeder's Moments (07/03/06)
Being at a loss of what to give my older sister for her fiftieth birthday, I thought that a tribute would suffice. "Ode to Billie Jo" (I know, it sounds like a movie...) The years have found us not as close as we once were. We have traveled our own paths instead of my trekking at your heels as I did for many years. ...
Letter from the Editor (07/03/06)
Is it just me, or was that long-awaited, monumentally-hyped moment that Barry Bonds passed Babe Ruth kind of uncomfortably flat? I think I'll always remember that touching, heartwarming feeling when the reporter asked teenager Tyler Snyder, who caught The Bondsbino's record-tying homer ball, if he would present the ball back to the slugger...