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Stories from Thursday, October 19, 2006

Roxy improvements, drainage at middle school discussed by Alta School Board (10/19/06)
Improvements to the Roxy Theatre were approved at last week's Alta School Board meeting. Three new windows will be installed in the front of the building, lending a more historical look to the theatre. The Roxy Renovation Committee will also try to replace two exterior doors to also give a more historical look in the lobby if funds are available...
Dress as your favorite book character (10/19/06)
The Alta Public Library Story Hour program is planning its October event. The program is free and everyone is welcome to attend. The next program will be Tuesday. Participants are invited to dress as their favorite book character. The story hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and will include stories and activities....
Soup and pie supper to be held at Trinity (10/19/06)
Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta is holding their annual soup and pie supper Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m. The menu will include chili, cheesy ham and potato soup, chicken noodle soup, maid rites, cinnamon rolls and pies. Carry outs are available. An application has been submitted for matching Thrivent Funds...
Candidate Forum tonight at BVU (10/19/06)
The College Republicans student organization at Buena Vista University is sponsoring a "Candidates Forum" today, Thursday, Oct. 19 to provide voters with an opportunity to become acquainted with local candidates prior to the Nov. 7 election. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. in the Dows Conference Center at the Harold Walter Siebens Forum...
82 seek shelter in anti-abuse program (10/19/06)
The Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) reminds everyone that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There theme again for the year is "If your permit it, you promote it." During this month, CAASA will intensify their efforts to promote public awareness of domestic violence issues...
Storm Lake native, former host of TV's 'Take Charge' joins trustees at BVU (10/19/06)
The Buena Vista University Board of Trustees has announced that Dr. Edward M. Bodaken, a 1962 alumnus, has been appointed as a new member of the Board. After graduating from Buena Vista with a double major in speech and English, Bodaken went on to serve on the faculty at Iowa State University and the University of Southern California, where he later served as director of graduate studies and vice-chair of the department...
Citizens invited to join SL poverty simulations (10/19/06)
Will you start out the month with only $10 to meet your family's basic needs? Or will you be one of the even unluckier ones? You can find out on November 3 or 4 at poverty simulation workshop sponsored by Lutheran Services in Iowa. The poverty simulation experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to survive from month to month. ...
Hundreds of meningitis shots at BVU (10/19/06)
On Wednesday, Buena Vista County Public Health officials began administering vaccine shots to Buena Vista University students by the hundreds, hoping to stop a threat of a meningitis epidemic on campus. According to public health Director Sally Bonneson, a total of five Buena Vista University students have been treated for possible meningitis cases since Thursday of last week, with two cases confirmed. Four of the students have been hospitalized...
BV Attorney race heats up (10/19/06)
Incumbent Buena Vista County Attorney Phil Havens appeared to be bound for an uncontested path back into office this season, but after the primary, his former assistant Dave Patton entered the race as an independent candidate for the Nov. 7 election...
Engagements (10/19/06)
Eileen Jones and Kevin Larsen Dale and Charlotte Larsen of Rembrandt and Paul and Ethel Jones of Binghamton, NY would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their children: Kevin D. Larsen, to Eileen M. Jones on Oct. 21, 2006 at the Alta United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. A reception following at 5 p.m. at the the Alta Community Center. There will be a dance at 8 p.m...
Weddings (10/19/06)
Patricia and Eric Kuo Patricia Murray and Eric Kuo exchanged marriage vows June 24 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Denver, Colo. A reception was held at the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Denver University. The couple is at home in Denver following a wedding trip to Vancouver, Canada...
Cherokee aquatic center emerging, amphitheater planned (10/19/06)
Four months after groundbreaking, the Bacon Aquatic Center and Gillette Park are "showing good progress," according to John Cook, along with Dr. Bob Martin, co-chairs the fund raising committee. "We're on time or a little bit ahead of schedule," said Cook. "Grundman Hicks (general contractor) is doing a fantastic job, Schoon Construction has been doing the digging work and the dirt work is nearly complete. "...
Lt. Governor honors SL disability advocate (10/19/06)
Lt. Governor Sally Pederson recognized Jeni Grotjohn of Faith, Hope & Charity in Storm Lake, at a special ceremony for individuals involved in mental health and disability issues recently at the Iowa State Capitol. Honorees received a certificate of appreciation signed by the Governor and Lt. Governor...
BV Cattlemen team up with area boy scout sales (10/19/06)
Western Iowa cattlemen are offering their local Boy Scout Troops a chance to raise additional funds by helping with a beef promotion. The Mid-America Boy Scout Council will be working with the beef industry and Advance Brands, maker of Fast Fixin' fully cooked beef products...
Cyclone gridders hope to rebound vs. RC-L (10/19/06)
ALTA - Although the saying, "it's not who you play, it's when you play them," is most often used in baseball, it could be an apt phrase for the Alta football team's opponent Friday night - Rockwell City-Lytton. The Wildcats enter the district home game riding a three-game district winning streak. RC-L opened with four losses to good teams - 21-0 to SMCT-Sheffield, 21-14 to Belmond-Klemme, 30-8 to Odebolt Arthur and 49 to 0 to fourth-ranked Newell-Fonda...
Newell-Fonda looks to close in on district title (10/19/06)
Having coached high school football for 13 years, Newell-Fonda coach Brian Wilken knows anything can happen on Friday night, even though shocking upsets don't happen often. So even though Southeast Webster is winless in five games in district action and 1-6 overall, Wilken refuses to call Friday night's game a slam dunk for his fourth-ranked Mustangs...
Rebels spikers open districts with five-game win over E-Hawks (10/19/06)
Sioux Central escaped the first round of Class 2A district play here Tuesday night, eliminating Emmetsburg in five games. Rebel hitter Beth Ehlers led the way at the net as she has all season, finishing with a match-high 18 kills on 35 of 47 attack efficiency. Sioux Central advanced to the district finals with a 9-25, 28-26, 25-18, 17-25 and 15-10 win...
SLHS harriers set high goals for today's district meet (10/19/06)
There's no sense setting goals if they are set too low. The Storm Lake boys and girls cross country teams have set lofty, but reachable goals for Thursday's district meet at Brooks-Arrowhead golf course in Spirit Lake. According to SLHS junior A.J. Croker, the Tornado boys have an outside shot at placing in the top three, which qualify for the state meet as teams...
SLHS gridders ready for Sergeant Bluff-Luton (10/19/06)
Despite the Storm Lake High football team's 5-2 record, coach Bill McCabe would like to see more consistency from his team. SLHS has a potentially explosive offense both running and passing, but the Tornado coach hasn't seen his team fully utilize both at the same time...
The King is Coming (10/19/06)
Perhaps the single most popular and successful of all blues performers of modern times, the legendary B.B. King will perform live at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City November 7. Universally hailed as the reigning king of the blues, B.B. King is without a doubt the single most important electric guitarist of the last half century. ...
Camera Club hosts Ireland travel video (10/19/06)
Get a taste of the Emerald Isle without leaving Storm Lake. The Storm Lake Camera Club welcomes the public to its meeting Tuesday, October 24 at Lakeshore Cafe, starting at 5 p.m. Local photographer Paul Vaughn will show a video presentation on travels in Ireland, especially focusing on the Dublin and Belfast regions. There is no charge, and the group welcomes new members as well...
Symphony goes 'wild' in a safari style show (10/19/06)
The Cherokee Symphony will be opening its 51st concert season Sunday, October 29, at 4 p.m. at the Cherokee Community Center. The first part of this program will feature animal theme music which is appropriate since conductor Lee Thorson of Storm Lake visited South Africa this summer with a trip to a game reserve. ...
MetaBank announces staffing changes for Storm Lake (10/19/06)
Northwest Iowa Market, is pleased to announce the appointments of Angie Reinert as Personal Banker, Vicki Matthaidess as Loan Assistant, and Angie Hull as Information Systems Analyst. Reinert joined MetaBank in September 1997. Her primary responsibilities will be in customer service, deposit sales, and retirement accounts...
Funeral Arrangements (10/19/06)
Donald Haahr 7/15/1922 -10/20/2006 Donald K. Haahr, 84, of Brownsville, Texas and formerly of Newell, passed away Oct. 11, at the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas. A memorial service for Mr. Haahr is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. at Nain Lutheran Church in Newell. Burial will be in the Newell Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Friends who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via website at www.fratzkejensen.com...
Readers Respond (10/19/06)
Million dollar service To the editor: I've said it before, and I'll say it again! Million Dollar Service is worth, well, a million bucks. Recently, when we found out that Walgreen's was going to buy our entire block, (where my wife and I have our pizza business), we went to Citizens First National Bank for help and they treated us like a million bucks. ...
Letter from the Editor (10/19/06)
Storm Lake has been on the verge of the anticipated big boom for as long as I can remember. First, an imaginative plan was drawn to enclose Lake Avenue downtown into a glass megamall back when that was the vogue. It was going to draw all kinds of new business and people to town. Downtown was where it all was going to happen. Hope you didn't bet the farm on that particular development...