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Stories from Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Scout Team kids focus on new pest (07/25/06)
Sac and Buena Vista 4-H Crop Scouts are participating with Iowa State University to collect research data on the number of Western Bean Cutworm Moths traveling the midwest. About a dozen Buena Vista and Sac 4-Hers volunteers and their parents met in early July to be trained and receive supplies for making their Western Bean Cutworm traps...
SL student body to pack schools (07/25/06)
As the Storm Lake Board of Education begins to pound out a footprint for a new elementary to serve the entire community, the question of the moment becomes - "How big is big enough?" The new middle school was overcrowded within a few years of being built, after being whittled down somewhat in order to get a bond issue past a super-majority of voters...
National Night Out plans set (07/25/06)
The Storm Lake Police Department is once again making plans for the Annual National Night Out Event which is scheduled for Tuesday evening, August 1. The department is asking citizens throughout the community to go outside, reacquaint themselves with their neighbors and re-commit to each other their willingness to report crime and suspicious behavior in their neighborhoods...
Harkin helps christen Community Health Center (07/25/06)
A grand opening event will be held for the United Community Health Center in Storm Lake on Monday, August 7, with tours, refreshments and an appearance by Senator Tom Harkin. "Things are going very well," said Renea Seagren, director of the site. "We have exceeded 600 patients for our first four months, and we continue to see five to seven new patients every day."...
'Crystal Ball' arrests just a start for area drug problem (07/25/06)
As Operation Crystal Ball concluded last week, many people may be left questioning the state of drug use in Storm Lake. The recent sweep of 21 arrests does not mean that Storm Lake no longer has a drug problem. According to Storm Lake Police Captain Todd Erskine, the arrest may have slowed some of the drugs coming in temporarily, but not all, and not for good...
Engagements (07/25/06)
Michelle Skilisted and Walter Fordyce Larry and Judy Skilisted of Galva and Jim and Linda Fordyce of Prairie Village, Kan. are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Michelle Margaret and Walter James. Michelle is a graduate of Iowa State University and Walter is a graduate of Pittsburg State University at Pittsburg, Kan...
'Stranglehold 'on State (07/25/06)
It's been an odd season for the Newell-Fonda softball team, but fortunately, one with no shortage of jubilation. Early in the season, the Mustangs were ranked first in Class A for a couple of weeks. Later in the season, the team struggled enough to drop to 12th in Class 1A in the last rankings July 13...
Garden Club's August show about to blossom (07/25/06)
The Buena View Federated Garden Club of Storm Lake is preparing for their 39th Annual Flower Show on Thursday, August 10. The show take place at the Storm Lake Methodist Church Family Life Center. The 2006 theme is "Botanical Whimsies". Any amateur gardener may enter. ...
'Deadstock' audio theater on SCT stage (07/25/06)
Patrons of Spencer Community Theater Playhouse have the opportunity to enjoy a new type of theatre experience in August as SCT's first ever "audio theatre" production takes the stage. Deadstock is an audio theatre play based on the novel by the same name and written by Kate Iola of rural Hartley. ...
Funeral Arrangements (07/25/06)
Dorothy Deacon June 9, 1917 - July 16, 2006 Dorothy Pearl Stoulil Deacon, age 89, of Yankton passed away Sunday, July 16, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 24, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton, S.D., with Msgr. James E. Mortimer officiating...
Letter from the Editor (07/25/06)
Steve King must surely be the most, um, interesting member of Congress since the bad old days of cane-whipping and declaring duels and the like. He is being discussed everywhere... My friends in other parts of the country no longer send me e-mails starting with "Hello," but mail me C-Span video clips of Steve King playing arts and crafts day on the floor of Congress, with "HAVE YOU SEEN THIS? WHAT KIND OF CRAZY PEOPLE ARE YOU IN IOWA?"...
Readers Respond (07/25/06)
20th annual Save the Cobblestone committee To the editor: Yes, it is true, I am taking on the challenge of reopening the ballroom that hosted Louis Armstrong in 1964. Yes, I know that many other people have tried and thrown their arms up in frustration at not getting it done already. Yes, I know that talk has been circulating about this "project" for almost as long as the place has been shuttered-hence the name "20th Annual" ad hoc Save the Cobblestone Ballroom Committee...