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Stories from Friday, June 22, 2007

Sunset Bay Condos sales to begin as project starts to take shape (06/22/07)
Work is in full swing for the Sunset Bay condominiums project on the Sunrise Pointe, according to Steve Brashears, local representative for developer Regency Commercial Services of Des Moines. "They are sinking the geopiers (needed to stabilize the lakefront land) and doing a lot of underground work right now, and the plan is to swing right into the next phases of the project," he said...
Refreshed fair board overcomes challenges (06/22/07)
A few months ago, the Buena Vista County Fair was in jeopardy - in fact, it crossed the minds of some that maybe there wouldn't be a fair this year due to the financial problems the board faced. Since then, a near-entire new group of people has stepped up, with a conviction that the fair will continue as a source of family entertainment as wel as a showcase for the efforts of 4-H youth...
City eyes property enforcement (06/22/07)
Owners of nuisance properties in Storm Lake might want to get busy. Storm Lake city officials are coming to address them. After a couple of years of lengthy study and many work sessions by city council members and city staff, Storm Lake is preparing to launch its Priority Maintenance Code this summer, to give the city teeth to enforce some potential problems on residential and business property...
Hope is envisioned on the Alta 'Horizon' (06/22/07)
Hope is clearly on the Alta "Horizon." A large, diverse group of residents, concerned about the future of their community, have completed the nine-week leadership training course, Horizons Community Leadership Program to Reduce Poverty. Only 24 other communities in the state have taken part in this unique program. Iowa State University Extension has been delivering the Horizons program with funding from Northwest Area Foundation out of St. Paul, Minn...
Jody Braunschweig calls her gardens 'interesting' (06/22/07)
Jody Braunschweig calls the array of gardens in her vast yard "interesting." If you look close in each of the themed gardens, you will find surprises - that will bring a smile to your face. The Braunschweig yard is one of six that will be featured in the Alta Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Garden Tour which is set for Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday with the same times.)...
Win a Sportster, help out the Alta firefighters (06/22/07)
You could be the winner of a 2007 Harley Sportster Custom 1200 if you are holding the right ticket! The Alta Firefighters are holding a unique fundraiser in which they will raffle off this beautiful machine. A limit of $3,000 tickets are available at $10 each. The Harley is worth $10,000. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be used for the new fire department building...
Summer reading program begins next week (06/22/07)
Hey kids! It's "Time to Get a Clue at Your Library!" The summer reading program will get underway Wednesday, June 27 at 10 a.m.; children in ages 3 through sixth grade are invited to this mystery program! Incentives for reading during the summer will be offered; find out how you can win a free t-shirt by reading...
Anniversaries (06/22/07)
Harold and Jo Olson An anniversary open house will be held for Harold and Jo Olson, Sunday July 1 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. at the Chautauqua Park Shelter House on the west side, in Storm Lake. The event will be hosted by their children: Garry and Joyce Olson, Jennie and Gene Gamber, Carol and Tim Bentram, Becky and Steve Hesselman, Rob and Sammy Jo Olson...
Engagements (06/22/07)
Rory Werner and Jeremy Siefer John and Marianne (Higman) Siefer from Sioux Falls and Dan and Rosemary Werner from Dallas, Texas are pleased to announce the approaching marriage of their children, Jeremy Siefer and Rory Werner, both of San Antonio, Texas...
Grassley resolution calls for U.S. to produce 25% of its energy by 2025 (06/22/07)
Senators Chuck Grassley said, Wednesday, June 20th that his "25x25" resolution passed the Senate by voice vote and will be included in the energy bill. The resolution says "By 2025, America's farms, forests and ranches will provide 25 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States, while continuing to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed and fiber."...
King: immigration bill is falling apart (06/22/07)
Congressman Steve King said that he has "great doubt" over the future of the Senate immigration bill. While last week many thought it would inevitably become law, he said, this week King sees momentum shifting back towards what he calls "the will of the American people."...
Foell wins Panthers' biggest game on the mound and at the plate (06/22/07)
A five-run sixth inning highlighted by a bases-clearing double to left by shortstop T.J. Miller led to St. Mary's picking up its biggest win of the season Tuesday. One week after suffering an 11-2 road loss to Sioux Central, the Panthers baseball team returned the favor in Storm Lake, beating the Rebels 7-6 in eight innings...
Minister of the strike zone (06/22/07)
Harrison Harnden is a man of many hats. Minister. Coach. Teacher. Athlete. Air Force veteran. Engineer. The first three are intertwined, he's quick to tell you: "The emphases are different but the context is essentially the same." Those titles and more have befitted Harnden throughout his life, but it's umpiring for which the Wilton, Maine, native has drawn recognition among Storm Lakers...
SL beats Emmetsburg for 7th straight win (06/22/07)
ead center and came one single shy of the cycle as Storm Lake's softball team bounced Hull Western Christian 9-4 Monday at Hull in league play. The next night in Emmetsburg, SL squeaked past the E'Hawks 2-0 for its seventh straight win, improving to 13-4 overall and 6-2 in the Lakes Conference...
Cyclones strike down two more (06/22/07)
onday in Alta and beat Schaller-Crestland 10-1 the next night in Early. With the wins the Cyclones improved to 9-7 overall and 6-1 in the Northwest Conference, giving them a share of first place in the league standings. Only Sioux Central (7-1) owned a better winning percentage...
Dentlinger art at BVRMC (06/22/07)
The work of Storm Lake artist Joleen Dentlinger is being featured in the artist's display area of the Center for Women at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. The work is open for viewing by the public during business hours. Works may be available for purchase from the artist as well...
'Wizard' takes flight on area stage (06/22/07)
What would the "Wizard of Oz" be without the flying monkeys? Or the flying, bicycling Miss Gulch during the twister scene? Or the witches - good and evil - who come and go in the familiar production? Exactly! It just wouldn't be the same. That is why the Cherokee Community Theater board called in experts from Foy Inventerprises, Inc. out of Las Vegas to come in and "teach" the characters how to "fly" using a special (and "magical") apparatus provided by the company...
Tyson Launches "Thank You" Marketing Campaign (06/22/07)
As part of an effort to help consumers become and be recognized as "mealtime heroes," Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is launching a new marketing campaign, the company announced today at the Stephens Inc. Spring Investor Conference in New York. The new $70 million advertising and promotion plan is entitled "Thank You." "The advertising campaign will communicate to consumers in a fun, engaging way how Tyson products help make "Mom" a hero at mealtime," according to Carolyn Rehbock, Tyson Vice President of Insights and Innovation.. ...
Nelson's continues great customer service (06/22/07)
Nelson's Pre-Mix and Vet Supply opened in 1975 selling mainly feed but 27 years later, the store has changed to all things a farmer needs. Dave, Merten, Rob Parcel and Steve Frank took over the store from original owners Henry and Arlene Nelson. "When they left they decided to leave it in the hands of the employees and we've been running it the same as we always have," Frank said during a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony...
Funeral Arrangements (06/22/07)
Darlene Hartje Sept. 21, 1934- June 17, 2007 Darlene E. Hartje, 72, Storm Lake, died Sunday, June 17, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, following a 14-year struggle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Newell, with Pastor Mark Harman officiating. Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (06/22/07)
The truth be told, fathers don't do all that much of the heavy lifting. We are not required to pass something the size of a NFL-regulation football out of our bodies (if we were, let me just say that there would definately not be any population explosion on earth.)...
Jones' View (06/22/07)
It seems that any time that I call home and talk with my dad, the discussion will start out on work and then quickly move into cooking; on Father's Day it was not different. It has always been something that we share - recipes, new cooking techniques and other things we found online or discovered while cooking...