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Stories from Thursday, June 7, 2007

BV Fair Queen candidates wanted (06/07/07)
The Buena Vista County Fair is looking for its 2007 Little Miss and Fair Queen. The Little Miss Pageant is open to all Buena Vista County girls who will be between the ages of 5 and 8 by September 15. For more information call Amy, Amanda or Shelby Meyer at 712-284-1007 or Nancy or Stephenie Robbins at 712-286-5018...
Pingels enjoy new home built by students (06/07/07)
The buildings and trade class of Iowa Central Community College completed construction of its 14th home in Alta recently; Kevin and Barb Pingel are now residing in their new home located off the the Alta Golf Course. Under the direction of instructor Kim Piercy, the class gives participants a good understanding of the construction process - from mere boards and nails to a completed structure through hands-on work...
Alta Chamber to host Garden Tour (06/07/07)
The Alta Chamber of Commerce will host a garden tour on Saturday, June 23 (rain date will be Sunday, June 24) with six gardens in the community to tour. Tickets may be purchased anytime prior to the event at Garden Gate or Heritage Bank. Tickets will also be available the day of the tour at Wel-Life. Maps will be provided with the purchase of a ticket...
SL students create, run their own town (06/07/07)
"Hi, my name is Alex and I'm the mayor," Alex Hessleman, mayor of Tornado Town, says. This unusual town was created to end the school year in Jan McKenna's third grade class room. Sharon Butterfield's classroom was turned into Jettsville, as third graders were given a chance to practice everything thing they have learned about city government. Even though the cities might not be huge, they have food vendors, shops and even a park to relax in...
Strawn returns to BV courthouse duties (06/07/07)
Buena Vista County Auditor Karen Strawn serves as a key hub around which the workings of the county government roll. She is also the secretary of the Board of Supervisors and the Commissioner of Elections. When she suffered a stroke recently, it was stunning news throughout the courthouse and around the county. But after six weeks of taking time to heal, Strawn is eagerly back in the auditor's office this week...
ISU hosting Taste of Storm Lake (06/07/07)
This year a Taste of Storm Lake event will feature Iowa State University Extension to help celebrate the organization's 150th anniversary. The event will be held at The Buena Vista County Courthouse green from 4:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14...
Moore recovers from unusual tumor surgery (06/07/07)
Susan Moore has recently gone through a life-changing experience; she has come away from a successful cutting-edge tumor surgery with a greater appreciation for the world around her and hopes others may benefit from what she has gone through. A leader in the local Habitat for Humanity program and wife of Buena Vista University's President Fred Moore, the always-active Susan had been experiencing gradual hearing loss...
G-H Performing Arts Center (06/07/07)
The GH Foundation has passed the halfway point this week in its fund drive to build a $1.8 million, 300-seat Performing Arts Center at the Galva-Holstein school. The drive received an unexpectedly generous boost in the form of a half-a-million-dollar pledge in matching funds from the Clausen family. ...
Engagements (06/07/07)
Brett Kenyon and Amy Ahlberg David and Rhea Ahlberg, Des Moines are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Amy Leigh, to Brett James Kenyon, son of Don and Marita Kenyon, Storm Lake. The wedding will take place on June 16, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Des Moines...
Area News Briefs (06/07/07)
Man injured when hit in hand with sword Spencer police are investigating what could be the first sword wound crime in a a couple of hundred years in the region. Keith Riordan, age 24, of Spencer, faces felony charges of willful injury after he allegedly injured another Spencer man in the hand with a sword in the early hours of Friday morning. The victim was hospitalized with serious injuries...
Wild weather this year takes a toll on Iowa disaster funds (06/07/07)
Ice storms, a blizzard and flooding have already made 2007 a record year for federal disaster payments in Iowa and that doesn't include the requests that are expected following last week's tornado in eastern Iowa. Federal payments to Iowans from the ice storms and blizzards that struck Iowa in late February and early March have topped $65 million. At least another $26 million in assistance is being processed for flood victims in southwest Iowa, state officials said...
Alta outlasts WLVA in 10 innings (06/07/07)
Alta broke a 3-all tie in the top of the 10th with the eventual game-winning run here Tuesday in a thrilling, 4-3 marathon win over the Wall Lake View Auburn baseball team. The Cyclones, who improved to 8-3 on the season, jumped ahead early with two runs in the second to go up 2-0, but WLVA countered with a run in the fourth and then countered Alta's 1-spot in the fifth two more of their own in the bottom half of that frame...
Rebels top R-U, SLSM to improve to 7-0 (06/07/07)
Sioux Central and pitcher Brooke Scharn improved to 7-0 with a pair of recent shutouts here. On Monday the Rebels blanked Remsen-Union 10-0. In seven innings of work, Scharn allowed two hits and struck out nine batters, with two walks. Beth Ehlers and Tricia Hogrefe both had three hits for the Rebels, while Briana Scharn, Stephanie Thompson, Brianna Ehlers and Cassie Moens all had a pair...
SL Boys of Summer notch eighth win (06/07/07)
Bill McCabe has a simple batting philosophy for his Tornado baseball club. Get ahead in the count and swing at only the good pitches. In 10 games, that credo has translated into 79 free passes - 68 walks and 11 hit batsmen - for Storm Lake. Tuesday night was no different, as SL drew six walks and advanced twice more on hit batsmen in a 15-0, five-inning road win over Newell-Fonda that bumped its overall record to 8-2...
Midgets squeak by Storm Lake in eighth inning (06/07/07)
Head coach Jason "Moose" Stoltzfus didn't mince words. "We got scared and cracked like an egg," Stoltzfus said after Storm Lake's 7-6, eight-inning league loss to E-LC in prep softball action here Monday. "We let this one slip through our fingers. E-LC wanted it more than we did...
Mustangs prove too much for Aurelia baseball club, put up 17 runs in five innings (06/07/07)
Newell-Fonda's baseball team rolled the Aurelia Bulldogs 17-1 in five innings here Monday. The Mustangs put one on the board in the second inning, then followed that up with eight in the third and eight in the fourth. Aurelia scored its only run in the top of the fifth...
Aurelia's Lockin named to Golf Coaches Hall of Fame (06/07/07)
The Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association named its players of the year and coaches of the year for four different classes and elected the 2008 members of its Hall of Fame at a meeting here Tuesday. Coaches named to the Hall of Fame were Betty Heflin (Atlantic), Don Angel (Waukon), Larry Miller (Dubuque Senior) and John Lockin (Aurelia)...
Tornado freshmen conquer Spirit Lake, Le Mars (06/07/07)
The Storm Lake freshman softball team went 3-0 in recent contests. On Tuesday the Tornadoes beat Spirit Lake 15-5. Jordan Bauer logged the pitching win, scattering seven hits, five walks and four strikeouts. The green and white got behind 5-0 in the first inning before their bats came alive with 15 hits in the seven-inning contest...
Nicholson, Swanson are honorary starters for Marathon June 16 (06/07/07)
Another crowded field of runners from across the country will descend on Storm Lake and Marathon June 16 for the 12th running of the annual Marathon to Marathon - a dramatic competition that promises plenty for spectators, too. Events begin Friday, the 15th, with a spaghetti dinner, 5:30 - 8 P.M. sponsored by the Storm Lake Booster club at Storm Lake High School...
Auto Icons in AC (06/07/07)
Cars are meant for driving - even nearly priceless, flawlessly restored early automotive icons. The Albert City Summerfest Antique Car Show is gearing up to be one of the most impressive collections of early automotive icons ever seen in the area, and a tour from Storm Lake to Albert City and back is sure to stop modern-day traffic in its tracks...
Nutra Tech host Chinese Swine Management Team (06/07/07)
Nutra Tech of Newell was host of a special Chinese delegation last Thursday. The U.S. Grains Council Chinese Swine Management Team of 11 pork producers. According to Jason Zhichun Yan, the group's translator, the producers varied in size of production from 2,400 head of hogs to 25,000 head...
New street banners to be placed in Storm Lake (06/07/07)
Over 65 new street banners have been ordered and will hopefully be up by the 4th of July. The new logo, "Jump Right In!" theme will be carried up and down the main streets of the city. New brackets will also be installed by the Storm Lake City crew. Be sure to wave as you drive by them to show your appreciation of all their hard work...
Maple River Energy, equity drive nearing completion at Galva (06/07/07)
Maple River Energy, LLC is pleased to report that they are over 96% sold and are attempting to close their equity drive in the next week.? Over 200 Iowa investors have come forward to support this project, and the Company is delighted with the financial assistance their project has received to date...
Funeral Arrangements (06/07/07)
Carla Jespersen April 21, 1911 - June 1, 2007 Carla Jespersen, 96, Storm Lake, died Friday, June 1, at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake. Funeral Services for Ms. Jespersen were held Tuesday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial is in Willow Creek Cemetery at Royal. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements. There was no visitation...
Letter from the editor (06/07/07)
I set down my verboscope and undo the top button of my starched white labcoat. "Martini," I tell my winsome assistant Miss Gale Nightenforce, "stirred, not shaken... oh, and use the generic Mountain Dew this time." No, I'm not a doctor, but I saw several minutes of "Grey's" once. ...
Jones View (06/07/07)
This past week, I've learned that two of my classmates from high school where killed in two different accidents. Sadly, both were on motorcycles going at high speeds without helmets. But what has shocked me more is having a person on a tribute web page saying that 36 of classmates have died since our graduation in 2002...