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Stories from Monday, April 2, 2007

BV named to federal emergency status (04/02/07)
President George Bush late Friday declared a federal emergency status for northwest Iowa, saying that federal help is needed to supplement state and local efforts in response to near-record snow from February 28-March 2, which in turn led to flooding...
SLMS on to state for history competition (04/02/07)
Thirty nine Storm Lake Middle School students participated in the Regional History Day Competition on Saturday, March 24. Students completed as either individuals or groups in three categories: Displays, Documentaries or Performances. The Competition is particularly fierce in the Displays - usually 85 percent of the entries are entered in this category...
Tyson employees save a man's life (04/02/07)
Last August 30, a 56-year-old man delivering hogs to the Storm Lake Tyson facility suffered a massive heart attack. Ray Kruse, Tim DeLance, Allyson Munger and Barb Yates of Tyson immediately began CPR and continued until paramedics arrived. The man was then transported to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. The four employees have now been named Tyson Heroes, a program to recognize those who help others in need with no thought of reward or recognition...
Severe weather training set (04/02/07)
Severe Weather "Spotter" Training will be offered to the public Tuesday April 3, at the AEA Building in Storm Lake, starting at 7 p.m. Are you familiar with the warning signs which "Mother Nature" displays prior to severe weather? Do you have a plan ?...
Bowling Blind (04/02/07)
In a world of darkness, Dale "Hammer" Davis of Alta sets his sights high. An avid bowler, he threw a 662 series at Century Bowl in Alta Monday, chalking up his fourth over-600 series. Davis has had macular degeneration for the last 10 years and is totally blind in one eye with only peripheral vision in the other...
Benefit set for hearing-impaired child (04/02/07)
Charlotte and BJ Copp were thrilled to become new parents, but for a time, excitement turned to fear. Their son Ethan was born with a viral infection that was passed on from his mother, known as CMV. It is a very common virus that effects between 50 to 85 percent of Americans with no problems. Charlotte never knew she had it until she gave birth...
Charter school sees success (04/02/07)
The Storm Lake/Iowa Central Charter School has been a success story for the Storm Lake District. The 2005-2006 school year has help enrolled students earn 353 credits to jumpstart their college careers even as they work toward high school degrees ...
Engagements (04/02/07)
Kelli Ann Garberding and Tim Olson Their families announce the engagement of Kelli Ann Garberding, daughter of David and Cindy Garberding, to Tim Olson, son of Duane and Helen Olson. Kelli is a 1998 graduate of Albert City-Truesdale High School and Tim is a 1998 graduate of Storm Lake High School. Kelli graduated from the University of Iowa and is currently a second grade teacher in Columbus Junction. Tim will graduate from the University of Iowa in May. A summer wedding is planned...
Anniversaries (04/02/07)
Kerry and Carla Schubert Join Kerry and Carla Schubert as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary, hosted by their kids on Saturday, April 7 at 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. at Veteran's Memorial Hall 121 N. Main St. Holstein. Carla is a graduate of Cherokee Washington School and Kerry is a graduate of Galva Holstein. With so many friends and relatives it is impossible to send an invitation to all so please come and help them celebrate this special occasion...
$2 million for computers, but nothing for local anti-drug task force? (04/02/07)
This morning the Iowa House passed the first budget bill of 2007. The Appropriation and Regulation budget deals with a relatively small piece of the entire pie. It is less than $100 million out of an almost $6 billion budget, but it is probably a harbinger of things to come. ...
Soldier struggle with war, faith (04/02/07)
There was no defining moment in the war that made Peter Moeller walk away from his Lutheran upbringing and question the existence of God. His faith eroded gradually over the eight months he served as a medic in Iraq with the Iowa Army National Guard's 109th Medical Battalion...
Storm Lake aims to improve on school-record finish (04/02/07)
When Ray Wiederholt took over the Storm Lake girls soccer program in 2006, the Tornadoes had won a total of just three games in the previous two years. "I told them during our first meeting that we were going to have a winning seaon," the head coach said of last year's preseason speech. "The girls just kind of gave me that look like, 'yeah right.'"...
Tornadoes gunning for 8 in a row in the Lakes (04/02/07)
Eight straight. That's the theme for this year's Storm Lake boys track team. All first-year coach Paul Matthew has to do is keep the Tornadoes' string of seven consecutive Lakes Conference titles intact. But no pressure, Paul. "Yeah, no pressure," Matthew said with a laugh. "It's like, whoa! The kids put that on their list as one of their goals. Kurt Hanna, my assistant, was on one of the first teams that started that."...
Todd back in Minnesota (04/02/07)
Chris Todd's sayonara never really surfaced. He cleared some stuff out of the office, left me with a chewed up water bottle and several folders worth of files and said he'd check back in a day or two. Only he didn't. Part of me wanted him to do something emphatic. But there was no door slamming, no whooping and hollering, no teary goodbyes; rather, he slipped away quietly, probably just how he wanted it...
S-C track girls look for repeat success in 2007 (04/02/07)
The 2007 Schaller-Crestland girls track team is loaded with experience. Led by six seniors, the Wildcats are returning to defend last year's stellar season. "The strength of the team is again found in the sprint events," said Wildcats head coach Nick Schumacher, who is aided by assistant coach Kelly Wiener (who also assists on the boys side)...
Events in Brief (04/02/07)
Genealogy via Internet There is a huge amount of information available on the Internet for those wanting to trace their family ancestors. Instructor Janice Danielson will be offering "Internet Genealogy" on Mondays, April 16, 23 and 30, from 6:30-8pm at the Storm Lake High School Room 60. ...
Funeral Arrangements (04/02/07)
Marcella Banister Dec. 18, 1919-March 27, 2007 Marcella died Tuesday, March 27, , at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral services for Marcella E. Banister, 87, Aurelia, were Friday, March 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia with Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. ...
Letter from the Editor (04/02/07)
Have you ever stopped to think about things you couldn't live without? What few things you would put in the ragged old duffel bag of your life, if you had to go away and start again? Funny how few of your things really matter when you think of it that way. Out of all of the goods you've worked so hard for so long to get, how many really mean something?...
Mini Editorial (04/02/07)
It is going to be hard to pull the trigger on the proposed regional high school - especially for the three area school districts who would have to swallow their high school moving to rural Pocahontas. To their credit, the school boards have grasped that they owe it to their communities to consider such an option...