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Stories from Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Rev. Barber retires with warm memories (08/29/06)
Jack Barber, Minister of Storm Lake Church of Christ is set to retire after 44 years of preaching to Midwestern congregations. On Sunday, Barber gave what he expects to be his last sermon. A celebration dinner honoring Jack and Lucille was held after the service...
Shooting Sports Club completes first year (08/29/06)
The Buena Vista Shooting Sports Club has almost completed its first year, and what a great year it has been. Ten club members have learned the safe and proper way to handle a firearm. The club recently received a NRA Grant of $1,320 for the purchase of air and .22 rifles. ...
Education Briefs (08/29/06)
Jason Hustedt receives Nebraska scholarship Jason Matthew Hustedt, Storm Lake, was among approximately 450 students who have been awarded New Nebraskan, Nebraska Legacy or Midwest Student Exchange Program scholarships to attend the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. The scholarship winners are from 38 states...
Knights of Columbus car show aims to attract younger adults (08/29/06)
Storm Lake and Alta will be filled with the roar of car engines as the Knights of Columbus Car Show & Burn Out drives into the Labor Day weekend. The 12th annual show has a new feature for this year. The car show will be in Chautauqua Park on Sunday with gates opening at 11. Rasmussen Ford-Mercury, Fitzpatrick Auto Center and Bob's Garage and Auto Sales have made donations for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and will also showcase four cars at the show...
SLCSD approves energy-effieciency plan (08/29/06)
The Storm Lake School District is dedicated to continually improving their energy management practices. Energy assessments completed by Nexant back in April identified five energy management opportunities, one detailed study and five energy efficiency project opportunities for the district...
Bike Trail funding to be discussed (08/29/06)
County Engineer Jon Ites and the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors are scheduled to meet Tuesday at 9:30 for discussion of the direction and poitential funding for a bicycle trail to be built into a C-65 resurfacing project in 2007 or 2008. The discussion is open to the public...
Casino vote prompts discussion (08/29/06)
As part of this November's general election, voters of Buena Vista County will be invited to take a gamble of their own - approving or denying the possibility of seeking casino gaming in the future. Over a thousand signatures were presented to the Buena Vista Board of Supervisors to put the question on the ballot...
Senior Center plan nearly done, could open in early 2007 (08/29/06)
Plans are currently being drawn to turn the Storm Lake Golf Course clubhouse into the community's new Senior Citizens Center. If all goes well, the seniors could be able to move into the site shortly after the first of the year. Omaha conceptual architects BCDM, the same firm that created the original designs for Project AWAYSIS and its lodge hotel next door to the clubhouse, is designing the plans for the Senior Center...
New director hopes to bring Witter Gallery alive for youth (08/29/06)
Ron Stevenson has loved art all his life. In fact, his mother said early on that she thought he would someday grow up to be an art gallery director. Mother know best! Stevenson assumed duties as the director at the Witter Art Gallery on Tuesday. He has many colorful ideas for all ages to "paint...
Engagements (08/29/06)
Greg Schuller and Jen Strum Mr. and Mrs. Londell Strum, of Roland, and Mr. and Mrs. George Schuller, of Alta are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Jen and Greg. The bride-elect is the Upward Bound Student Development Coordinator at Central College in Pella and the groom-elect is the sales manager at Van Ginkel Athletic Company in Des Moines...
UDMO Walk a Mile off to a slow start (08/29/06)
Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc. will have to postpone its "Walk A Mile" program - at least long enough to find someone to slip on some less-than-comfortable shoes of another. In its second year, Walk a Mile seeks to team up people living in poverty with local government policy makers. By sharing each other's lives for a season, the program hopes to create awareness and a dialogue on social needs in northwest Iowa...
Barn quilts trend catching on around area (08/29/06)
Barns inspire the imagination, as witnessed by 4-H entries at the 2006 Iowa State Fair and renovation/preservation projects cropping up across the state. Barns also have been giving a boost to the Iowa economy through tourism. Visitors to the State Fair 4-H Exhibits Building found a barn-shaped doghouse, barn crafts, photos, art, toy barns and reports of barn restoration. But perhaps the most noticeable evidence of youthful fascination with barns was shown by the huge barn quilts...
McCabe pleased with SLHS gridders' scrimmage (08/29/06)
The Storm Lake High football team should feature a more balanced offensive attack this season if last Friday's intra-squad game is any indication. Fleet-footed running back Tyson Brandt broke off some long runs made possible by some good blocking up front. Tornado quarterback Mitch McCabe, now fully healthy, also completed a number of passes...
N-F grid team retooling (08/29/06)
Despite being a Class A school in football, Newell-Fonda doesn't experience rebuilding years; it simply reloads in years they are hit hard by graduation. This season will be one of those, with seven starters lost to graduation. Among them were halfback Chad Buchholz, quarterback Mike Movall, defensive back Travis Wells, all-state kicker Peter Olsen and defensive standouts Brent Sexton, Matt Sievers and Kevin Wells...
Eight starters return for BVU men's soccer team (08/29/06)
Buena Vista University's men's soccer coach Matt Klosterman is anxious to leave last season in the rearview mirror. The 2005 team was plagued by injuries throughout the year which prevented the Beavers from reaching their full potential. Eight healthy returning starters and a program-record six seniors are ready to erase the memories from last year's 6-11-2 campaign...
Panthers spikers hope for high NW Conference finish (08/29/06)
Loaded with experience and a strong group of hitters, the Storm Lake St. Mary's volleyball team is looking to be in the mix for a high Northwest Conference finish this season. The Panthers return five starters from last year's 5-17 team. They include setter/outside hitter Abby Richardson, middle blocker Janie Imming, outside hitter Jess Lussman, libero Becky Lenhart and hitter Emily Lenhart...
An Evening With Foreigner (08/29/06)
There was a time when you could scarcely turn on a radio without getting bombarded with Foreigner hits. "Feels Like the First Time," "Cold as Ice," "Hot Blooded," "Double Vision," "Juke Box Hero," "I Want to Know What Love Is," "Dirty White Boy," "Head Games," "Waiting For a Girl Like You," "Urgent" and many more, a string of hits across the late '70s and early '80s that few acts have matched...
Funeral Arrangements (08/29/06)
Alice Dell Jensen Alice Dell Jensen, 83, of Sioux City, died in her home Friday morning, Aug. 25 after a brief illness. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 at Meyers Brothers Morningside Chapel in Sioux City with Pastor Al Wiese of the First Assembly of God officiating. Visitation with family will be one hour prior to the service. She will be laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City...
Letter from the Editor (08/29/06)
A couple of weeks ago, I took my two kids to the campus where I went to school - at least, as I vaguely remember - I was enrolled there. The visit was a baldfaced ruse to predispose them to follow in my own choice of academic footsteps, for reasons that escape me. If I was in fact so loyal to my alma mater, one would think I might have repaid the roughly 2,000 outstanding parking tickets I still owe there, or returned the Dean's shower curtain...
Readers Respond (08/29/06)
Why no minimum wage increase in Iowa? To the Editor: Some have suggested that Republicans and Democrats are both to blame for the failure to raise the Iowa's minimum wage. Those who suggest that are mistaken. Opposition from Republican senators and representatives is the reason, and the only reason, that the Iowa Legislature has failed to raise minimum wage the last two years...