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Stories from Thursday, October 12, 2006

Artisan Road Trip kicks off Saturday (10/12/06)
The third annual Artisans Road Trip" will be held this weekend, October 14 and 15, from Storm Lake through the Iowa Great Lakes. The Artisans Road Trip offers travelers a unique opportunity to discover the NW Iowa region, artisans and their studios to shop for original works of art...
SL's Kenny Hansen wants to help fund development (10/12/06)
Kenny Hansen, Storm Lake, has made an investment in Alta and would like to see people benefit from it - but he is having trouble convincing the city leaders what a good deal he has in store for them. Hansen purchased 37 acres of land last October east of the Alta Golf Course. ...
Harkin explores BVU advances (10/12/06)
Senator Tom Harkin visited Buena Vista University Monday, October 9, for a short meeting with university President Fred Moore and staff to discuss several educational projects underway at BVU. Before the private meeting, Harkin was given a tour of some of the updated facilities around campus...
Worthan joins board at BVRMC Foundation (10/12/06)
"One of the things my parents taught me was to give back to my community. Giving of one's time and resources is extremely satisfying when you know you are working for a good cause like the Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation," said Jan Worthan, newly appointed member to the Board of Directors of the Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Found-ation...
'Loser' finds goals, love, 157 pounds later (10/12/06)
Matt Hoover, one of the best high school wrestlers in Iowa, allowed himself to balloon to 353 pounds after being recruited to the University of Iowa wrestling team. He quit the team and he quit college because, he admitted, he also became "lazy." Crazily, the help he needed, was staring him right in the face as he was wolfing down a bag of potato chips while lounging on his couch...
Supervisors reverse course on rezoning (10/12/06)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors, in front of a packed chamber for what was expected to be a third and final reading of a zoning change to allow agland to be used for a commercial business for a rural Storm Lake man, abruptly changed course this week...
Inside the Election (10/12/06)
An unusual set of circumstances has brought three Republicans into a rematch of sorts as voters prepare to decide the hotly-contested Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors races in the Nov. 7 general election. Bill Lanphere is retiring from the board, creating a vacant seat for District 1...
Engagements (10/12/06)
Kevin Marshall and Jennifer Ockerman Richard and Diana Ockerman of Cherokee would like to announce the engagement and up coming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer, to Kevin Marshall, son of Richard and Nancy Marshall, Alta. Jennifer is a 1994 graduate of Washington High School in Cherokee and a 2001 graduate of Faust Institute of Cosmetology. She is currently employed as a sales verifier at Marketlink in Storm Lake...
King: Bury me not on a 2-lane Highway 20 (10/12/06)
Congressman Steve King on Tuesday urged the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) Commission to make western Iowan transportation projects a priority. At the IDOT Commission meeting, King spoke on the importance of a four-lane Highway 20 to Northwest Iowa...
Iowa women banned from Bush rally sue (10/12/06)
When school was canceled to accommodate a campaign visit by President Bush, the two 55-year-old teachers reckoned the time was ripe to voice their simmering discontent. Christine Nelson showed up at the time at the Cedar Rapids rally with a Kerry-Edwards button pinned on her T-shirt; Alice McCabe had clutched a small, paper sign stating "No More War." What could be more American, they thought, than mixing a little dissent with the bunting and buzz of a get-out-the-vote rally?...
Tornadoes back on road Friday at Spirit Lake (10/12/06)
With a first or second-place in District 1 of Class 3A most likely out of the picture, the Storm Lake football team hopes to finish the season with three straight wins. "The kids and coaching staff were disappointed with last week's loss to Spencer (42-29), but I think we're all over that and ready to get after the rest of our schedule."...
Alta, Newell-Fonda face-off Friday title in district showdown (10/12/06)
Alta High football coach Kevin Hammer knows what to expect when Newell-Fonda comes to town Friday night in a Class A, District 3 showdown. "It probably will be a low scoring game between two physical football teams who like to run the ball," Hammer said. "We're similar types of teams in what we like to do offensively and defensively."...
SLHS loses Lakes match in 5 to E-Hawks (10/12/06)
The Storm Lake High girls volleyball team lost a five-game heartbreaker here Tuesday night to Lakes rival Emmetsburg. The E-Hawks won the match, 25-18, 23-25, 26-28, 25-23 and 15-12. The Tornadoes were led by 13 kills from Michaela Brungardt, who was 29 of 38 in hitting...
SL swimmers shine in home meet (10/12/06)
The Storm Lake swim lost a pair of dual meets here Monday at Finkbine Pool on the Buena Vista campus. Algona edged the Tornadoes 48-46, while Spencer beat SLHS 65-31. In the other dual meet, Spencer beat Algona 66-38. The meet started well for the Tornadoes, as the A Medley Relay finished with a season's best time of 2 minutes, 2.71 seconds...
New lectures take seniors to India, and into Civil War (10/12/06)
A partnership between the Storm Lake Community Education, Iowa Central Community College and Buena Vista University will present the first Emeritus Lecture Series. The Emeritus Lectures series is designed for those who are interested in continuing their education after retirement. A community advisory group selected the featured presentations based on their broad appeal to the public...
Pizza Ranch is interested in opening in Storm Lake (10/12/06)
Rumors have been going around the Storm Lake area about the popular pizza chain, The Pizza Ranch, moving to the area. According to Vice President of Pizza Ranch Inc., Ryan Achterhoff, Storm Lake has been an area of interest. "Right now it would be a premature to say that Pizza Ranch is coming to Storm Lake, Achterhoff said. "We have a franchisee that is very interested in developing a location."...
Kitchen Solvers ranks for top sales (10/12/06)
The Kitchen Solvers corporate office is proud to announce that Shannon and Michele Kelly, owners of Kitchen Solvers of Storm Lake, have been recognized by Kitchen Solvers in franchise rankings by monthly slaes volume. The Kellys' Kitchen Solvers placed number four in the top five sales for the region...
Center for yoga and music opens downtown (10/12/06)
Katie Fulton of Cherokee was proud and excited as she joined Chamber of Commerce members to cut the ribbon at Katie's Center for Yoga & Music Wednesday morning. The studio is in the always-changing downtown area at 517 1/2 Lake Avenue. "I'm so excited to be here," Fulton addressed the crowd that had gathered in the studio, where classic hardwood floors and peach-painted walls give a calming feeling. The windows allow natural lighting to illuminate the studio...
Funeral Arrangements (10/12/06)
Robert E. Shewell Robert E. Shewell, 79, Storm Lake, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 2, at the First Baptist Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Tom Hinshaw officiating. Interment was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, On-line condolences may be sent to the family via the website: www.fratzkejensen.com...
Letter from the Editor (10/12/06)
Phone's for me? It better not be Congressman Foley playing me those Barry White clips again. Did it sound like a bill collector or a Viagra salesperson or a candidate for the board of supervisors? Could you tell them I'm out? Could you tell them I've lost my voice? Could you tell them I've been deported?...