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Stories from Tuesday, June 26, 2007

You can make a difference in a child's life (06/26/07)
"To encourage positive youth development by connecting community partners and students in caring and supportive relationships in a school-based setting." - goal of the Connections Mentoring Program Buzz Paterson has been a volunteer with the Connections Mentoring Program for four years. Sharing a couple hours of his busy life each week has made a difference in the lives of at least two children. "This is a great program," he said...
Spaces still open for Kiwanis Sailing Academy (06/26/07)
The sails are rising for the summer of 2007, but it isn't too late for skipper wannabes to come aboard. The HyNoon Kiwanis Community Sailing program will be offering the following programs this season: There are opportunities for the public to get involved in each segment of the program, with some classes beginning in July and openings still available...
United Community Health hires full time medical director (06/26/07)
Renea Seagren, United Community Health Center Executive Director, announced today that a permanent full-time medical director has been hired for the center. Dr. Ubaldo Julian Salazar Alamillo will complete his Residency in Family Medicine June 30, from Bella Vista Family Practice Residency Program in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico...
SL schools approve new contracts and resignations (06/26/07)
The Storm Lake Board of Education has approved several new contracts. They include: Resignations were received from: Text book rental fees will remain $30 and activity tickets (optional) will remain at $25 for all students. School band instrument rental fees are set at $30...
Dredge on pace to make goal (06/26/07)
According to Public Works Director Pat Kelly, the Storm Lake dredge crew is working hard toward hitting its year end goal of dredging 600,000 cubic yards. "The dredge has been doing about 250 (cubic yards) a day, and we are at 16-17 feet deep which is about 8 feet of mud being removed," Kelly told the Lake Improvement Commission Monday afternoon...
Cancer-fighting tradition has galvanized the SL community (06/26/07)
The annual Relay for Life in Storm Lake has proven to be everything its organizers had imagined years ago. "This extraordinary event has galvanized this community for a common cause," co-chairperson Kathy Goodman said in the opening ceremonies Saturday evening at Storm Lake High School Track...
After a wet start, area farms see production above norm (06/26/07)
After a very wet start to the farming season, followed by some hot and dry weather of late, most area farmers are optimistic that above-average corn and soybean yields may be on the horizon. Crop expert Kris Kohl of Iowa State University's Buena Vista County office, said that fields are looking good locally...
Engagements (06/26/07)
Ben Kuker and Mandy Gibbons Mandy Gibbons and Ben Kuker announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Jeff Gibbons from Rembrandt and Candi Gibbons from Spencer and Calvin and Jean Kuker from Tripoli. An August 11 wedding is planned in Rembrandt...
Wallace: Iowa Corn 250 is racing's 'Field of Dreams' (06/26/07)
The Iowa Speedway has been Rusty Wallace's baby from the start. The former NASCAR champion designed the site of the inaugural Iowa Corn Indy 250, laying it out like the short ovals he dominated in his days on the circuit, and has a 10 percent ownership stake in the track, which opened last fall...
Spaces still available for exhibitors at BV Fair (06/26/07)
As the Buena Vista County Fair approaches, organizers report that there are still some spots available in the commercial buildings. Some work is still necessary at the fairgrounds to prepare it for the crowds that will gather there in in July. Volunteers are welcome to help prepare and paint the facilities. Overall, the grounds are in pretty good shape but in the near future, as funds become available, work will need to be done on the grandstands...
Say it ain't so: 13 in a row (06/26/07)
Winning will get you noticed. The Storm Lake softball team has been doing plenty of that lately. The Tornadoes swept their competition at the Spencer Tourney Friday and Saturday, after breaking into the 3A state rankings for the first time all year, at No. 11...
Cyclones win the Alta Invitational Saturday (06/26/07)
Alta's baseball team cruised to a title at its own tournament here Saturday, beating River Valley 15-3 in the first game and blanking Clay Central-Everly 9-0 for the championship. In the other games, CC-E topped Pomeroy-Palmer 3-1 in Round 1, and RV got the consolation prize, knocking out Pomeroy by a 10-2 score...
Tough tourney could pay dividends down the road for Newell-Fonda softball team (06/26/07)
Newell-Fonda, playing against larger, Lakes Conference squads, dropped four games at the Spencer Softball Tourney Friday and Saturday but showed it could compete with big schools at the same time. The Mustangs of the Northwest Conference, who are ranked fifth in Class 1A, slipped to 16-5 on the season...
Newell-Fonda trips Aurelia, drops pair at Estherville (06/26/07)
Newell-Fonda and Aurelia butted heads Friday at Aurelia in Northwest Conference baseball action, with the Mustangs coming out on top by a 14-3, five-inning tally. Kane Koster got the win for N-F, which pounded out 14 runs on six hits. Newell-Fonda made three errors but capitalized on eight walks and five errors by the Bulldogs...
Panthers edge Kingsley Saturday for fourth straight 'W' (06/26/07)
The St. Mary's baseball team won its fourth straight game Saturday, taking out non-conference foe Kingsley-Pierson 4-2 at Storm Lake. "Though we still have some areas to make improvements, we are starting to find our rhythm now," said St. Mary's skipper Ryan Berg. "Our confidence and consistency continue to build. Hopefully we can sustain our momentum for the last few weeks of the regular season and be playing even better come tournament time."...
Gretchen Wilson at the Fair (06/26/07)
One of the hottest country crossover stars, "The redneck Woman" Gretchen Wilson, has announced that she will headline a concert at the Clay County Fair granstanding. The show is set for Saturday, Sept. 8, 7:30 pm, with opening act Luke Bryan. Tickets are $21-34...
Fireworks features 175-shot finale (06/26/07)
The 2007 Storm Lake Star Spangled Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks show will be "fantastic," according to Fireworks Chairperson Orren Knoffloch. Fireworks fans should plan on viewing the show from the Chautauqua Park jetty Wednesday, July 4. Excitement will build as adjustment shots will be heard at 9:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. before the show begins at 10 p.m...
'Pop Chef' show is cooking up new snacker epidoses for Monday night (06/26/07)
Local Cooking Show, "Pop Chef" will air three new episodes on Monday, July 2 during the Pop Chef's Monday Night POP-TACULAR marathon on the University Cable Network Channel 3 on the Storm Lake cable systems. The marathon will air all the Pop Chef episodes, including the three new ones beginning at 7 pm. The new episodes highlight the pop culture food of potato chips, popcorn and snack cakes...
Funeral Arrangements (06/26/07)
Leota Neppl Feb. 3, 1917- June 18, 2007 Leota Neppl, 90, Storm Lake and formerly of Fonda, died Monday, June 18, at the Newell Good Samaritan Center in Newell. Funeral Services for Mrs. Neppl were held on Saturday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial is in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Fonda. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (06/26/07)
Sometimes it seems like we would be best served to take care in what we ask for. The retirement incentives built into the Iowa public schools system could be such an instance. The incentives were put there for a reason - to assist people in retiring a bit earlier than might otherwise happen when they feel their career have run their course, to help make way for new blood in classrooms and administration with new ideas, and let's face it, to lighten up salary loads...
Glawe's Outlook (06/26/07)
Living so close to lakes most of my years, you may have thought that I would have spent a great deal of time on the water. Frankly, I prefer it coming out of a shower or to quench my thirst. I have had a few boating experiences - on a variety of vessels - and I don't necessarily need many more experiences on the water in my lifetime...