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Stories from Monday, July 24, 2006

BVU Library endures rain damage, loses some books (07/24/06)
The customary quiet of a library is compromised a bit by the rumble of heavy equipment directly overhead, compressing the earth above Buena Vista University's Information and Technology Center in the underground Forum. But the library remains doggedly open to patrons throughout...
Walk a Mile (07/24/06)
Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. (UDMO) will once again bring policymakers and Iowa's low-income families together for a unique educational opportunity. UDMO, a community action agency serving Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Hamilton, Humboldt, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Webster and Wright Counties, is coordinating the Walk A Mile program in its 12-county service area. ...
BV precinct leaders among first in nation to be cerified (07/24/06)
Voters in Buena Vista County will find a good election system even better by the next presidential election in 2008 thanks to a new educational program for local precinct election officials. Under the guidance of county auditor Karen Strawn, the precinct election officials are being provided training that will lead to certification. Under this program, counties in Iowa will become the first in the nation to certify precinct election officials...
Feds: $500k for AWAYSIS (07/24/06)
Work on King's Pointe development is moving along rapidly this week, even as the city fields the welcome news of a potential half-million-dollar windfall in federal funding. According to Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, the $500,000 for Project AWAYSIS was successfully included in the latest Congressional appropriations bill. The bill still must be approved and signed by the president...
2-level elementary proposed, opportunity for flexibility (07/24/06)
"Man, do we have an opportunity here. It is going to be wonderful, but it is also going to be a challenge." That is the reaction of Storm Lake Board of Education leader Mark Schultz after the board got its first exposure to a concept for a new communitywide elementary school building planned for construction near the middle school...
Anniversaries (07/24/06)
Harvey and Doris Skog 60th Anniversary The family of Harvey and Doris Skog would like to honor them with a card shower for their 60h wedding anniversary that is August 2. Their four daughters are Donna (Norm) Kinkade, Albert City; Betty (Steve Ehlers, Newell; Peg (Allyne) Smith, DesMoines; and Sandy (Joe) Cutshall, Fort Dodge...
Two still critical after Cresco plane crash (07/24/06)
Two men remained in critical condition Thursday night, one day after their airplane overran a runway and crashed into a northeast Iowa cornfield. Johnny Fayard of Gulfport, Miss., and Robert Paulk of Theodore, Ala., were passengers in a Cessna Citation turbo jet that attempted an emergency landing Wednesday morning near the Cresco airport...
Area girl's poem for a soldier still brings tears (07/24/06)
Steve Dolph still gets choked up every time he hears his daughter recite her poem, "American Soldier." "I'm not afraid to admit it," the Le Mars resident said softly. "Morgan really captured what it feels like being a soldier and being away from everything that you know and everyone that you love."...
Panthers fall to No. 1 Akron Westfield, 16-0 (07/24/06)
Akron Westfield proved why it ended the regular season as the top-ranked Class 1A team in Iowa. The Westerners ended Storm Lake-St. Mary's' tourney run here Friday 16-0 in five innings. According to Panther coach Courtney Berg, A-K used the short game - in the form of 21 singles - to score in every inning...
Five SLHS softball players make first-All-Lakes team (07/24/06)
Five Storm Lake High softball players made the first 2006 All-Lakes Conference team, while two other Tornado players made the second team. The three seniors on the team, pitcher/shortstop Trish Halder, third baseman Ty Zimmerman and centerfielder Heidi Hammen, were unanimous selections. Sophomore first baseman Amanda Proczak was also a unanimous first team pick...
Mustangs edge past L-M in semis (07/24/06)
An eighth-grader got things going for the Newell-Fonda softball team, and a seasoned senior was her steady self on the mound as the Mustangs edged Laurens-Marathon 7-5 here Friday night in a Class 1A, Region 2 semifinal. The game featured two of the top pitchers in Class 1A in Newell-Fonda senior Hanna Reis and Laurens-Marathon junior Bryn Johnson. Both led their teams to the state tournament last season...
Tornadoes have experience edge over Carroll (07/24/06)
Storm Lake High softball coach Jason Stoltzfus says his team is taking its 3A regional semifinal game against Carroll tonight as "just another tournament game." Carroll coach Erin Hoffmann, whose team edged the Tornadoes 3-2 in the region finals in 12 innings last year, thinks SLHS is out for some payback...
'Dog Daze of Summer' hit Aurelia in August (07/24/06)
The Aurelia Commercial Club is planning two fun weekends in August to celebrate the summer. Things will get underway with the Relay for Life walk and festivities at Spring Lake Park in Cherokee on Friday evening August 4. For those who won't be walking, there's lots of activity in Aurelia...
Threshermen volunteers hard at work for show (07/24/06)
The heat beats down as the many local volunteers harvest the demonstration fields and scurry around preparing areas for scores of exhibits. The 36th annual Albert City Threshermen & Collectors Show is planned for August 11-13. This year's show will feature Iowa-made Ferguson antique tractors and equipment along with countless demonstrations, shows, entertainers, food,parade and more...
Funeral Arrangements (07/24/06)
Betty Bruns December 26, 1926 - July 17, 2006 Funeral services for Betty Bruns, 79, of Aurelia, were held Friday, July 21, at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. Betty died Monday, July 17, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee...
Readers Respond (07/24/06)
True Love To the Editor: I have finally figured out where to find it! It's not at the singles bar; not on 'my mate.com.' Not necessarily at Church, or found within the girl/boy next door storied romance. Truth be told, very seldom do any of these relationships produce absolute, complete, and unconditional, True Love...
Schroeder's Life (07/24/06)
As the summer winds down and I thought that I would be preparing my youngest to venture off to another year at college, she has thrown me a curve. She has decided that perhaps it was time spread her wings and live on her own...permanently. Being three hours away to attend college was a struggle for not only me but also for her. ...
Letter from the Editor (07/24/06)
Like all Very Expensive Things that promise to make Everything About Your Silly Life Smoother, the All-New Big Amazing Very Newest Thing brand supercomputer terminal I am typing this message on is a complete techno-farce. It takes three times longer to do everything I need to do than the Outmoded Old Piece of Dusty Junk brand one that preceded it. ...