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Stories from Tuesday, April 17, 2007

No answers yet on future uses for old elementaries (04/17/07)
The April meeting of the Storm Lake Board of Education was to be the magic date when a decision would be revealed as to what would become of West, North and South elementary school buildings when the new communitywide elementary is complete. The board admitted that not enough information has been gathered for those decisions to be made. South is expected to remain intact and used for its auditorium and gym, but specific purposes are undetermined. East will remain, as a preschool...
SL Council isn't monkeying around, inks deal for $317K Awaysis playground (04/17/07)
Outdoor Recreation Products of Elkhorn, Nebraska was awarded a contract for $317,200 Monday to provide the innovative elements of the Project Awaysis lakefront playground in Storm Lake. Installation of the equipment is expected to be completed in a 60-days period beginning later this season. The development is to be finished no later then September 1...
An Officer and a Gentleman (04/17/07)
Pete "Officer Friendly" Erickson will retire from the Storm Lake Police Department this July, after serving in the law enforcement field for 33 and one-half years. Ever since he was a teenager he has been interested in police work and finding ways to reach out to young people. ...
SL Public Library collects 'Food for Fines' (04/17/07)
The Storm Lake Public Library is sponsoring "Food for Fines" during National Library Week. Patrons are encouraged to participate in the event supporting Upper Des Moines Community Outreach during April 16- April 21. Patrons can pay off any outstanding library material fines by donating food items for the needy...
Fair Board looks into inflatables, car show, concessions (04/17/07)
"We are a team and we will want to have best fair possible with a lot of options," Buena Vista County Fair Board President Randy Robbins said at the monthly planning meeting. Sky High Bounce offered the board a no-risk chance to sign up the act for July 29, the last day of the fair...
Glawe's Outlook (04/17/07)
I, like many of you, have an aching heart for the parents, family members, friends, teachers and administrators since hearing the news of the three Schaller-Crestland teens who died last week. And like always in these tragedies, there are the questions of "Why did it happen?" and "Why someone so young?" As difficult as is is, in these situations, it is best not to question it but accept the decision made by the higher power...
Letter from the Editor (04/17/07)
The first manhood skill an adolescent learns is the fine art of skulking, and it never really leaves us. It is encoded on our male genes. Somewhere around 12 or 13, you will discover overnight that cool look of utter disdain for everything, and the skill to lean against something...anything... in a public place somewhere way too late at night, hoping for all the world that somebody, preferably a female-type somebody, will notice you...