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Stories from Monday, April 30, 2007

$1.2m site work contract launches elementary construction (04/30/07)
Storm Lake's new elementary school project moved another step forward Thursday, as Board of Education members awarded a $1.2 million contract to Lundell Construction of Cherokee for site work at the location, adjacent to the middle school. Bids for the project were due in the superintendent's office by Wednesday...
BV County Auditor Strawn recovering after mild stroke (04/30/07)
Late Wednesday night, Buena Vista County Auditor Karen Strawn was hospitalized after suffering a mild stroke. Strawn has been going through some tests in Sioux City, and depending on the results, she could be released as soon as today or Sunday. BV County Supervisor Lorna Burnside has been in contact with Strawn and said the longtime public servant was is good spirits...
Alta offers one-way sharing proposal to Aurelia schools (04/30/07)
After receiving a proposal for a two-way sharing arrangement with neighboring Aurelia, the Alta School Board this week responded with a counterproposal that would call for a one-way sharing deal bringing Aurelia students into Alta. Alta Superintendent Fred Maharry delivered the material to Aurelia's Tom Vint on Friday...
The MIGHTY Ten (04/30/07)
Around Storm Lake, they are simply known as "The Mighty Ten." The St. Mary's High School Class of 2007 may be small, but its achievements have been powerful. All ten plan to attend college, bound for nine different schools. All have been on honor roll. Eight of the 10 are multi-sport athletes, the other two, cheerleaders...
BV County Supervisors approve rate increase for Spectra (04/30/07)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors approved a three and a half percent rate increase for Spectra residential facility. BV Case Manager Tami Millis-Thomas presented the letter from Spectra asking for a rate increase to the board. "Dawn (Metzler) has reviewed this and feels that it is appropriate to raise the rate between 2-3 percent," Mills-Thomas said...
Anniversaries (04/30/07)
Bruce and Camelia Nehring Bruce and Camelia Nehring will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house at the shelter house in the Albert City Pool Park from 3 p.m.- 5 p.m. The open house is given by Jay, Karen, Tim, Candy, Pamela, Todd, Liberty, Alyssa, Greg, Morgan, Conrad and Sister Beverly...
Ballfields project begins Wednesday (04/30/07)
A groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation of the Storm Lake High School baseball and softball fields - which are used jointly by the high school and Buena Vista University teams - will be held at the fields on May 2, starting at 3:45 p.m. BVU is partnering with the Storm Lake Community School District on the project, with construction to begin following completion of the high school baseball/softball season later this summer...
I Wireless adds to coverage area (04/30/07)
I Wireless communications company has announced that it will add 115 more cell sites in 2007, including new coverage in local counties including Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Sac and Ida. The company's total network investment over the last three years will grow to $62 million...
Public invited to meeting to decide action on US 20 (04/30/07)
The US 20 Corridor Association will hold their regular meeting on May 11, beginning at 10 a.m. at City Hall, in Correctionville. The Association will review their recent summit and decide what actions will be taken to further the project. They continue to ask the DOT, Iowa legislature and Federal lawmakers to complete the four-lane corridor through northwest Iowa...
Tornado girls win the SL Track Invite (04/30/07)
Storm Lake's girls track team won its fourth invitational of the year while the boys team took second Thursday at the Storm Lake Invitational. On the girls side, the Tornadoes edged Carroll 159-135 for the title. Newell-Fonda was sixth with 35 points and St. Mary's seventh with 19...
Cornbelt the new buzzword for SL minor, major leaguers (04/30/07)
Changes are on tap this season for area youth baseball players. Teams in the minors (third and fourth grade) and majors (fifth and sixth grade) will now play in the Cornbelt League, with games to be held in Storm Lake, Rembrandt, Laurens and Albert City...
Huseman, Holton lead Alta golf teams to victory over Clay Central-Everly (04/30/07)
Alta's girls golf team beat Clay Central-Everly 214-223 in a dual here Thursday. Amy Huseman of Alta was the medalist with a round of 46 and CC-E's Madison Cronk was runner-up with a 50. After Huseman, Ali Ortiz shot a 53 for Alta, Kolbie Boom a 55, Lindsey Strock a 60, Alli Glienke a 63 and Alyssa Engelke a 63...
Groundbreaking for ball fields set for May 2 (04/30/07)
A groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation of the Storm Lake High School baseball and softball fields - which are used jointly by the high school and Buena Vista University teams - will be held at the fields on May 2, starting at 3:45 p.m. BVU is partnering with the Storm Lake Community School District (SLCSD) on the project, which will begin following completion of the high school baseball/softball season later this summer with the fields to be ready for play in the 2008 season. ...
Letter from the Editor (04/30/07)
This poem was written by a woman named Andrea. It is a touching introduction to take us where we are going today. As I noticed myself becoming older and gray, I knew it was time to visit the little girl of yesterday. She had been kept safely hidden...
Readers Respond (04/30/07)
Smokeless Storm Lake To the Editor: Recently I ate at one of my favorite restaurants in Storm Lake and sat on the non-smoking side of the restaurant. Soon after ordering, a man at the table directly behind where I was sitting, literally inches away, lit up a cigarette. ...
Schroeder's View (04/30/07)
Life is what you make of it. When the clouds became dark and the rain began to fall endlessly this week, my memories from a month ago began to haunt me. With the quickly melting snow and then over three inches of rain, the worst case scenario happened...