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Stories from Monday, October 23, 2006

700 vaccinations given, no new meningitis cases seen at BVU (10/23/06)
The Buena Vista County Public Health Department gave a marathon 724 meningococcal vaccinations on Wednesday to protect Buena Vista University students from an outbreak of dangerous meningitis. BVU health services continued to give additional vaccines and antibiotics on Thursday and Friday. The university invested as estimated cost of $100,000 for the preventative effort and 1,000 doses of vaccine...
Dollars for Scholars begins campaign with a goal of $12,500 (10/23/06)
Student board members of the Storm Lake Dollars for Scholars are contacting area individuals by mail and telephone, in an effort to raise funds that will provide scholarships for the graduates of 2007 from both Storm Lake and Storm Lake St. Mary's High Schools...
Ideas: South School as new Community Ed or alternative school site (10/23/06)
The Citizens Advisory Committee met this week to discuss closure, demolition or alternative uses for the four elementary buildings, as plans progress for a new communiytwide elementary to replace them. Several ideas have been aired and will continue to be considered. The school board has set a time line of March to have definite plans for the buildings, but wants to gather public input first...
SL condo project to break ground (10/23/06)
Before the first spade of dirt has been turned, the e-mails are piling into Storm Lake at the rate of at least three or four every week from people interested in the new condominium living project planned for the Sunrise Pointe Golf Course. Steve Brashears, who is handling the marketing of the project for the city, is enthused by the response...
Candidate forum packs Forum (10/23/06)
The issues were flying before a packed crowd as a competitive field of Buena Vista County supervisor and attorney candidates faced a candidates' Forum Thursday evening. The event was hosted at Buena Vista University's Forum by the Business and Professional Women, College Democrats and Republicans and also the county parties...
Rembrandt Enterprises to expand again (10/23/06)
On the heels of one controversial major expansion plan, Rembrandt Enterprises has filed a request for a zoning change to make way for more growth. Kim Johnson, zoning and environmental official for the county, told county supervisors this week that the egg breaking facility wants a change from Agricultural A-1 to Industrial I-1 on an area of land...
Anniversaries (10/23/06)
Donna and Randy Sennert - 25 years ago Randy and Donna Sennert will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on Oct. 24. They were married at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alta. Their children include John, Davenport; Karen, LaCrosse, Wis.; and Amy, Storm Lake...
Company to turn dung into natural gas in Hull (10/23/06)
A Minnesota company that says it can turn hog, chicken and cow manure into natural gas pure enough to heat homes and run appliances was given a state loan on Thursday to build a $25.5 million plant in Iowa. Bison Renewable Energy was one of 18 companies to receive state assistance in the past month to create jobs in the state...
Winterhof to be honored November 5 (10/23/06)
On Sunday, Nov. 5, St. John Lutheran Church (402 Lake Avenue, Storm Lake) will honor long-time church musician Suzanne Winterhof. A "Festival of Praise" is scheduled for the church sanctuary at 3 p.m., and will feature former students, the St. John adult choir, and an instrumental ensemble. A reception will follow...
Storm Lake boys harriers 7th, girls 11th at districts (10/23/06)
It was a big day for Lakes Conference teams and runners here Thursday afternoon in a Class 3A District meet. Spirit Lake emerged as the boys team champion and Estherville-Lincoln Central the girls team champ. Spencer was third in the boys race and Spirit Lake second in the girls race...
Wildcats fall short in 14-0 loss to O-A (10/23/06)
Odebolt-Arthur used its passing game here Friday night to deal the Schaller-Crestland football team a 14-0 loss. A disappointed Wildcat coach Dale Tokheim said his team, especially on offense had a subpar night. The game was within reach for Schaller-Crestland until just minutes remained in the final quarter. The Trojans scored on a 60-yard pass play in the first quarter, but missed the extra point for a 6-0 lead...
Alta's Letzring, Rebels' Lindquist make state (10/23/06)
Alta runner Jordan Letzring's timing was perfect here Thursday at a Class 1A District meet. The Cyclone senior had his best race of the season, taking second overall by finishing the 5,000 meter course in 17 minutes, 2 seconds. By placing second and finishing among the ten top individuals, Letzring will run in the 1A State Meet Oct. 28 in Fort Dodge...
Tornado gridders notch impressive win over SBL (10/23/06)
A strong second half lifted the Storm Lake High football team here Friday night to a 29-8 win over district opponent Sergeant Bluff Luton. According to SLHS coach Bill McCabe, his team was sluggish in the first half and it showed on the scoreboard. Midway through the first quarter, S-BL drove deep into Storm Lake territory. On a fourth down play, Tornado defensive back Tyson Brandt intercepted a pass in the end zone...
Events in Brief (10/23/06)
Halloween at the Witter The Witter Gallery will hold its annual Halloween Bash for children in grades 1-5 on Saturday, October 28, 3:30-5 p.m. at the Gallery in the Storm Lake Library building. Wear your Halloween costume and join the fun with games, crafts and refreshments. Call 732-3400 for more information...
Tickets on sale for two concerts by kids' TV phenoms (10/23/06)
"Doot do do Doot do do..." Get ready to rock along with the Doodlebops in their first-ever live U.S. concert tour. Straight from their hit TV show on Playhouse Disney, Deedee, Rooney, and Moe Doodle are getting on the bus, and ready to sing and dance in an interactive concert experience that will have kids and their parents rockin' and boppin' together! This candy-colored trio is sure to deliver an unforgettable performance that will be a treat for the whole family!...
Haunted Hometown (10/23/06)
It's the "Psycho" time of year and the residents of Aurelia love to celebrate the fact that they once had a real Dr. Bates living in their community; in fact, they have transformed his office into a haunted house for all the spook-lovers to enjoy...
Funeral Arrangements (10/23/06)
Karlton Fullenworth Karlton Fullenworth, 66, Storm Lake, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 as a result of an incident on the dredge in the waters of Storm Lake. Funeral Services for Mr. Fullenworth were held Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church. ...
Readers Respond (10/23/06)
American giving To the Editor: Please use this as a positive piece of news for those that like to bash America. Don't know whether you heard about this, but actor Denzel Washington and his family visited the troops at Brook Army Medical Center, in San Antonio,Texas (BAMC) the other day. ...
Schroeder's View (10/23/06)
I don't know about you, but I am so tired of the mud slinging and personality bashing that is going on not only in the federal political campaigns but also state and local races, and amongst potential voters. What have we as a society become? We are fighting wars to help those less fortunate to be free of tyranny yet what lessons are we teaching? Democracy, the freedom of speech? I don't remember being taught that it is ok to rip apart one's dignity and self worth just to get to where perhaps you don't belong. ...
Letter from the Editor (10/23/06)
"Former President Bill Clinton has now struck a deal with several major food companies to supply schools with snacks that have less fat, less sugar and less salt. This is all part of Clinton's new program, 'No Child Left With A Big Behind.'." - Jay Leno...