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Stories from Monday, October 9, 2006

SL appeals federal sanctions after missing academic goal for 3rd time (10/09/06)
Storm Lake Middle School is one of two schools in the state facing sanctions and a possible delay in federal money after failing to meet federal academic standards for a third straight year. SLMS and an elementary in Perry are among dozens of schools across Iowa that failed to meet No Child Left Behind standards this season, though the other schools with first- and second-year offenses won't face the same sanctions...
Klatt 5th in his first national sculpting contest (10/09/06)
Storm Lake's chainsaw sculptor Jeff Klatt placed fifth in the National Chainsaw Sculpting Invitational in Hackensack Minnesota. He returns home with two third places in quick-carve competitions and was award a judge's special mention - a successful debut on the national competition scene...
SLHS band marches to success in competition, but judging a sour note (10/09/06)
The Storm Lake High School Marching Band participated in the 58th annual Algona Band Day Sept. 30, and despite a judging error that cost SLHS some honors, the band still found the experience a success. The day included a competitive parade in the afternoon and a field competition in the evening. A beautiful fall day was host to this event that gave the SLHS students a larger view of what bands in other schools do. This contest is primarily used as a warm-up for the State Festival...
'Amazing' storm damage repairs get resort project back on track (10/09/06)
The repairs to the King's Pointe resort construction are an "amazingly" smooth success, and work has resumed on the storm damaged segment of the city's new multi-million-dollar lakefront resort. "The building is plumb - it was amazing," AWAYSIS project manager Mike Wilson said. "They started by pulling the first floor back into plumb and it took maybe 15 minutes to do it."...
After 9 years, Mexico gives up suspect in murder of area teen (10/09/06)
Up until Wednesday night the whereabouts of 39-year-old Juan Humberto Astillo-Alvarez was a troubling loose end in the June 1997 murder of 15-year-old Gregory "Sky" Erickson, who was kidnapped from Spencer. Prosecutors think the suspected drug kingpin, who was called Ricardo Castillo locally, orchestrated the abduction, torture and execution-style death of the Estherville teenager more than nine years ago...
Buena View Garden Club to meet at Wel-Life Thursday (10/09/06)
The Buena View Federated Garden Club will meet at the Wel-Life assisted living facility in Alta Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Roll call will be, "Something I have learned through garden club this year." This is the annual meeting so each officer and standing committee chairman will be giving a report on the year...
Wedding (10/09/06)
Rebecca and Andrew Meseck Rebecca Marshall and Andrew Meseck of Storm Lake were united in marriage on Oct. 3 in Storm Lake. Parents of the groom are Gary and Carol Meseck, Sioux Rapids and parents of the bride are Walt and Delores Marshall, Missouri Valley...
Nussle pledges $500k to stem school violence (10/09/06)
Republican candidate for governor Jim Nussle said Thursday that he would require all schools to prepare emergency plans to deal with outbreaks of violence and would set aside $500,000 to implement the plans. Nussle said recent school shootings across the country show that such incidents are not solely an urban problem...
Iowa Amish react to shocking Penn. killings (10/09/06)
Members of Iowa's Amish community were reacting with disbelief this week to the deadly shootings at an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania. "It was a shock to us all," said David Borntreger, 19, of McIntire in north-central Iowa. "One of my first thoughts was -my heart goes out, not just to the families, but to the teacher. Only a supernatural force, only God, can help a person through such hardship."...
N-F trips St. Mary's despite Imming's 21 kills (10/09/06)
The 13th-ranked Alta High volleyball team remained unbeaten at 15-0 here Thursday night with a 3-0 win over Siouxland Christian. Dee Hinkeldey and Samantha Hamer paced the offense with five kills each. "We were able to play a lot of players, and it gave us a chance to see what they could do at the varsity level," Alta coach Jeannie Henningsen said. "I thought Sam Hamer played well, especially at the net."...
SLHS spikers swept by powerful WC (10/09/06)
Western Christian swept the Storm Lake High volleyball team Thursday night, dealing the Tornadoes a 25-5, 25-14, 25-2 loss. Storm Lake couldn't get much offense going, as it finished with eight total kills, including a team-high three by senior Katie Overturf. Jaye Kwikkel notched two kills...
Bulldogs pound Whiting for second place in district (10/09/06)
The Aurelia High football team improved to 3-1 in the district and 5-1 overall here Thursday night with a 48-12 rout of Whiting. Both teams came into district play at 2-1, with both squads losing district games to Remsen-St. Mary's. Thursday, Aurelia got off to a running start, taking a 14-0 lead after one quarter...
Spencer powers way past Tornadoes, 42-29 (10/09/06)
On a windy Friday night, the Storm Lake High football team dropped a 42-29 decision to Spencer. The loss was costly, as the Tornadoes dropped to 2-2 in district action while watching the Tigers improve to 3-1. The Tigers took control in the second quarter with the wind at their backs, scoring four unanswered touchdowns to take a 28-7 lead at the half...
BVU looking to derail Storm for 2nd straight win (10/09/06)
The Buena Vista University football team will be looking to even its Iowa Conference record this Saturday when it takes on the Simpson College Storm in Storm Lake. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium on Buena Vista's campus...
Funeral Arrangements (10/09/06)
Vietta Gottfried Vietta Gottfried, 89, Fonda, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006 at the Fonda Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held today, Saturday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Christ in Fonda, with Pastor Greg Baskerville officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Cemetery in Fonda...
Schroeder's View (10/09/06)
We've all heard the stories of our parents not having much for toys and most often they played with sticks and rocks. Well believe it or not, me too. My friends and I spent hours upon hours playing in the woods (or jungle depending on our mood.) We threw rocks and twigs as weapons. ...
Letter from the Editor (10/09/06)
The Iowa Lottery sends in a picture of a nice, regular looking couple from Fort Dodge, clutching at a check with an obscene number of zeroes on it, with that deer in the headlights look about them. They won the Powerball jackpot, worth, if I recall correctly, $200 bajillion gazillion wadkillion dollars, give or take a trumpnillion or three...