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Stories from Thursday, June 28, 2007

SL child's rescuer: 'I thank God for putting me in the right place' (06/28/07)
Carla Peterson of Aurelia was at the right place at the right time on Sunday afternoon and helped bring back to life a 2-year-old child who was drowning at Bel Air Beach. She doesn't want to be called a hero, and doesn't feel she deserves such attention...
Big Ten Network to be added to Alta channel lineup starting in August (06/28/07)
Alta Municipal Utilities, a locally owned utility and telecommunications company serving over 500 customers in Alta, announced today that it has reached agreement to carry the Big Ten Network when he new network launches this August. The Big Ten Network is a national network dedicated exclusively to Big Ten Conference television programming. The announcement was made by Dennis Weber, Board Chairman and Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman...
4-H Livestock Exhibitors Recruiting Livestock Premium Dollars for the BV County Fair (06/28/07)
Buena Vista County 4-H'ers exhibiting beef, sheep, swine, goats and dairy at the 2007 Buena Vista County Fair have been recruiting dollars for the 4-H Livestock premium fund, according to Rhonda K. Christensen, County Extension Education Director.?This is the 10th year of the "Livestock Premium Fund" for the Buena Vista County 4-H'ers, which replaced the livestock auction that was a climax of the fair...
4-H'ers help prepare the fairgrounds (06/28/07)
Approximately 30 4-H'ers and parents spent their Saturday morning getting ready for the?2007 Buena Vista County Fair that will be held July 21 - 22.?? Those volunteers spent some 90 volunteer hours painting gates and livestock buildings over?two different weekends in support of the Buena Vista County Fair Board.?The 4-H'ers and their parents will be bringing over 600 exhibits ranging from photography to calves to public presentations...
'Rock Bottom' (06/28/07)
Gabe Walsh, Robert Maharry, Chris Glienke and Adam Parcel have gone "Rock Bottom" - but they are quickly coming to the top. These Alta High Schoolers, who have a great love of music, have formed their own band and have had the opportunity to share their music a few times. They will be providing music Friday, July 6, at the first moonlight swim of the season at the Alta Swimming Pool. Swimming is available from 8-10 p.m. - music will continue that entire time...
Click It or Ticket enforced over July 4th Holiday (06/28/07)
In an effort to save more lives on Iowa's roadways, city, county and state law enforcement are continuing to buckle down on those not buckled up. This July wave is part of Iowa's special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP) and will run from July 2-6th...
Carving during the parade (06/28/07)
There will be a spectacular new entry in the Storm Lake Star Spangled Spectacular Fourth of July Big Parade this year - or rather two spectacular entries. Runaway Saws chainsaw artist Jeff Klatt will be entry #7 and entry #109. He will begin the parade carving an American Eagle - keeping with the patriotic theme of the day - and end the parade finishing the carving. ...
Click It or Ticket enforced over July 4th Holiday (06/28/07)
In an effort to save more lives on Iowa's roadways, city, county and state law enforcement are continuing to buckle down on those not buckled up. This July wave is part of Iowa's special Traffic Enforcement Program (sTEP) and will run from July 2-6th...
Gameplan: more cash for resources (06/28/07)
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Richard Leopold got a first-hand look at the work being done in the Storm Lake watershed, and said he will be excited to tell other state leaders about what he has seen. "This was my first time in Storm Lake," said Leopold, who was the invited guest for the Lake Preservation Association. "It was great to be able to see the dredge and the spoil site and even touring the watershed."...
Law Enforcement Center coming in below budget (06/28/07)
According to John Hansen of Midwest Construction Consultants, the new Buena Vista County law enforcement center - including the county jail and sheriff's department - is nearing completion under budget despite some concerns about the amount of manpower on the site...
The Making of the Musical (06/28/07)
"Carousel" will be presented by the Buena Vista Community Theater troupe at the Roxy Theater in a few weeks, under the direction of veterans Carol Huntzicker and Stan Rishoi. "Things are coming together beautifully," said staging director Huntzicker. "We have an incredibly talented cast - some of the best musicians and singers in the county."...
Weddings (06/28/07)
Carlie and Christopher Weidner Carlie Sue Henrich and Christopher David Weidner were united in marriage on Saturday, March 17 at a sunset wedding on Princess Beach in Destin, Florida. Carlie is the daughter of Cetha Henrich and Jeff Mendenhall, Storm Lake and Mike Henrich, Newell. Area grandparents are Gene and Doreen Kestel, Storm Lake, and Ed and Marilyn Henrich, Newell...
Engagements (06/28/07)
Debbie Wilburn and Aaron Gottsch Dale and Peggy Wilburn of Martinsburg, announce the engagement of their daughter, Debbie Kay, to Aaron Jon Gottsch, son of Dean and Linda Gottsch of O'Fallon, Missouri. The bride-to-be graduated from Community R-6 High School in 1995. ...
Iowa's internet speed slowest in the nation (06/28/07)
Downloading a large file off the Internet in Iowa? If so, don't make any other plans; it could take a while. A national study says Internet connection speed in Iowa is slower than almost anywhere in the country, except parts of Alaska, West Virginia and Wyoming. The same file that takes 15 seconds to download in Rhode Island takes more than two minutes to download in Iowa...
Two train accident by Tama, no injuries reported (06/28/07)
Union Pacific Railroad Co. was rerouting train traffic on Wednesday around a section of central Iowa track damaged a day earlier in a two-train collision. Spokesman James Barnes said 19 westbound and nine eastbound trains were diverted to other tracks since the 3:05 p.m. Tuesday accident damaged rails on two of the railroad's main east-west tracks...
They never said it was going to be easy (06/28/07)
"Nick, I've been asked to write a column about us. I don't think I can do it - what should I say?" I questioned my boss, the sports information director at Buena Vista University. "Erica," he replied. "I can't help you with that; it's something you have to figure out on your own."...
SL makes it 14 in a row with win over N-F (06/28/07)
Storm Lake's softball team won its 14th straight game Tuesday, sneaking past Newell-Fonda 3-2 in Storm Lake. "Our upperclassmen came up big to beat a good Newell-Fonda team," said Tornadoes coach Jason Stoltzfus, whose team improved to 20-4. "The Mustangs put it to us in the sixth. They did everything to go ahead. We were on the ropes, but we came through when we needed to."...
Bibler tosses no-hitter as Alta romps over M-NW (06/28/07)
Jessy Bibler fired a no-hitter, and Alta's softball team waxed Manson-Northwest Webster 6-0 Tuesday to pick up its 11th win of the season. It was the second career no-no for the Cyclone sophomore standout pitcher, whose team improved to 11-7. Pitching a complete seven-inning game, Bibler struck out 11 batters...
SL freshmen drop pair to E-LC, split with South O'Brien (06/28/07)
Storm Lake's freshman softball team dropped a pair of contests to Estherville Tuesday in Storm Lake, by scores of 4-3 and 9-5. In the first game, the Tornadoes led 2-1 going into the last stanza. Estherville's top of the lineup came up, and they took advantage, with a walk and three base hits...
Schaller-Crestland showing signs of improvement (06/28/07)
Newell-Fonda snuck past Schaller-Crestland's softball team 2-0 Monday to improve to 17-5 overall and 8-1 in the Northwest Conference. Lauren Devereaux claimed her 14th pitching win of the season, with no runs, one hit, six walks and 11 strikeouts. "This was a great game for our pitching and defense. ...
Newell-Fonda plays with increased enthusiasm (06/28/07)
The Newell-Fonda Mustangs baseball team moved to 16-11 overall and 8-3 in the Northwest Conference after a pair of 10-run, six-inning home triumphs early this week. The Mustangs beat Schaller-Crestland 13-3 Monday, then ousted Ruthven-Ayrshire 17-7 Tuesday in non-league play...
Panthers back to .500 in Northwest Conference after beating Pomeroy-Palmer (06/28/07)
T.J. Miller helped St. Mary's to an extra-innings baseball win here Wednesday, picking up a win in 3 1/3 innings of relief as the Panthers slid past the Pomeroy-Palmer Knights 9-7 in 10 innings. "We got ourselves out of a couple jams when they had runners on. ...
'Generations' will rock Early Quasquicentennial (06/28/07)
Three Generations of outstanding musicians will rock and roll their way to Early to headline four continous hours of music at the Early Quasquicentennial street dance on Saturday, July 21st, 8:30 pm.-12:30 a.m. Admission is $5 for the entire night. Generations of Rock 'n' Roll features three Iowa bands combined to wow the crowd with all your favorite music from the 1950's and '60's. The...
Holiday eating guide (06/28/07)
Several non-profit organizations will have food and beverages for sale during the Star Spangled Spectacular July 3rd and 4th events in Storm Lake. Profits from the sale of the refreshments will benefit the local non-profit agencies. So far, the menu includes:...
Free patriotic a cappella show at Clay County Fair (06/28/07)
Tonic Sol-fa is one of the most popular bands in the region, having played everything from the Storm Lake Relay for Life to the Star Spangled Spectacular to talked-about Christmas concerts in the region. The group has been booked for "A Tribute to America" show Monday, September 10 at the Clay County Fair grandstand - free with fair admission. Showtime is 7:30...
U.S. Cellular is expanding with area stores (06/28/07)
U.S Cellular, the nation's sixth largest wireless service carrier, is excited to announce plans to expand into Northwest Iowa in mid July. According to Eric Conlon, 24 new cell sites and future plans for more is already in the works. "We have been planning this expansion for a while and are excited to move into the area to provide great customer service in the area," Conlon said...
Anytime Fitness provides Storm Lake with 24 hour fitness (06/28/07)
Jason White and his staff are excited to have their doors open and welcome people into the gym. According to White they are around the 150 member mark after being open over two weeks. "I've been hearing a lot of good things," White said. "We have a lot of people come and are like 'Wow', they really like the place."...
Maple River Energy, LLC. reaches fundraising goal (06/28/07)
The Board of Directors of Maple River Energy, LLC is pleased to report all of the shares are sold. The company successfully raised $10 million in under 90 days. "We are delighted with the response our equity drive has received in northwest Iowa", stated Delayne D. Johnson, General Manager of Maple River Energy, LLC.? "We appreciate each and every Iowa investor who has come forward to support this local project."...
Funeral Arrangements (06/28/07)
T.Q. Smith July 13, 1951- June 24, 2007 T. Q. Smith, 55, Nemaha, died Sunday, June 24, after a courageous battle against cancer. Funeral Services for Mr. Smith were held on Wednesday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery. The Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (06/28/07)
"Thou shalt not flippeth the birde to the Rides bus driver, even if he shalt cut you off and turneth to the left without availing himself of the turneth signal." Yeah, yeah, I know. I was scratching my ear. I like to use one finger. Don't have a cow...
Jones Outlook (06/28/07)
One of my wrestling heroes, Chris Benoit was found dead, and is believed to have killed his wife and son before taking his own life. It is very sad to hear that he was dead. Benoit was a personal favorite of mine as I was growing up. He wasn't the best looking athlete or the most well spoken wrestler, but man could he wrestle a technical match like no other in the make-believe world of pro wrestling...