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Stories from Monday, July 2, 2007

Shaking blast blamed on a supersonic military jet (07/02/07)
"What was that?" were the words coming out of the mouths of many people on Thursday afternoon when the earth seemed to rumble for a moment in the Storm Lake area. After some investigation, the answer seems to be that it was a sonic boom from a military jet training exercise...
Buena Vista 4-Her's become journalists (07/02/07)
On June 19, six intermediate and senior 4-Her's took part in a journalism training held by Julie Hlas, External Relations Specialist for Iowa State Extension in the Northwest area. These 4-Her's will be part of the newly formed Buena Vista County Media Corp. ...
Manure spilled in Storm Lake (07/02/07)
June 28, The Storm Lake Fire and Police Departments responded to the intersection of Flindt Drive and Lakeshore Drive in reference to a manure spill on the roadway. Upon arrival of public safety personnel, they located areas of diluted manure on the roadway on Lakeshore Drive and Flindt Drive that is believed to have come from a passing truck. The spill was contained to the center of the roadway and no waste reached the storm sewer system...
Teachers eager for new school (07/02/07)
The anticipation for the new elementary school has been years in the making, but as site work gets underway, it is ramping up - especially among the community's educators. "Just seeing that dirt being pushed around makes us realize it is a reality," fourth grade teacher Patty Semprini says...
School opening set back from fall '08 (07/02/07)
The desired opening date for the new Storm Lake elementary school, the beginning of the fall semester for 2008, is being pushed back, according to Superintendent Dr. Paul Tedesco, and at this point, a definite completion date is impossible to determined...
Anniversaries (07/02/07)
Marlyn and Arlin Hinkeldy Arlin and Marlyn Hinkeldey of Cherokee were married on July 7, 1957 and will celebrate their 50th Anniversary with family later this summer. Cards may be sent to Arlin and Marlyn Hinkeldey 1530, 540th St. Cherokee, IA 51012...
Engagements (07/02/07)
Eric Wiese and Tasha Nuetzman Mr and Mrs Jim Nuetzman, Wall Lake are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Tasha Joy, to Eric Wiese, both of Storm Lake. Eric is the son of Marlys and Jim Martin and Eldon and Debbie Wiese. A July 21 wedding is planned at Grace Lutheran Church with a reception to follow at the Alta Community Center...
Former Sioux City director for disabled residents - improperly spent over $30,000 (07/02/07)
A state audit released Thursday alleges that a former director of a Sioux City home for disabled residents improperly spent $30,311. In addition, the audit said checks totaling $6,429 were written to a former office manager at Three Rivers Independent Living Corp...
The Triathlon Queen (07/02/07)
Paula Queen's quests include initiating a triathlon in Storm Lake, hooking all her friends on the sport and teaming up with John Brostad in pursuit of a 2008 co-ed Ride-Run title, but not necessarily in that order. Queen, who can't make this year's Star Spangled Spectacular, is that rarest of preacher's daughters: the one who openly professes an affinity for what she calls "kick-butt sports," and then goes out and delivers...
Mustangs slide past St. Mary's, pick up ninth league win (07/02/07)
B.J. Baskerville picked up a complete-game win on the mound as Newell-Fonda's baseball team improved to 17-11 overall and 9-3 in the Northwest Conference Thursday with a 4-1 victory over Storm Lake St. Mary's. In seven innings of work Baskerville allowed one run and five hits while walking one and fanning three...
Clash between upper-tier Northwest Conference teams ends by mercy rule (07/02/07)
Eight Cyclones rapped hits Wednesday in Alta's 13-2, five-inning Northwest Conference baseball win over Sioux Central at Peterson. Austin Stille was credited with the win, as he scattered two hits and two runs (none earned) to go with no walks and six punch outs in five innings...
SL wins 15th straight, avenges another Lakes loss (07/02/07)
Only two teams have topped Storm Lake in league play. After Wednesday, neither could say they beat the Tornadoes twice. Morgan Darrow struck out eight batters over seven innings, Michaela Brungardt drove in two runs, and one of the state's hottest softball teams stayed sizzling, as Storm Lake avenged an early season loss to Le Mars with a 6-0 win Wednesday...
Rebels get back at Alta softball team (07/02/07)
Sioux Central's softball team avenged an early season league loss to Alta Wednesday, beating the Cyclones 7-1. Sioux Central's Brooke Scharn recorded her 20th win of the season (20-3 on the year) as the Rebels hiked their records to 22-3 overall and 9-1 in the Northwest Conference...
Pilot's Calendar of Events (07/02/07)
Star Spangled Spectacular - Tuesday and Wednesday, July 3 and 4; Storm Lake is the place to celebrate. July 3: Classic car cruise, kiddie parade, an ice cream social and Classic car show will be held in Sunset Park along with a Celebration Iowa concert at 7. Wednesday, July 4: 7:30 a.m. Ride/Run; Artist Alley opens at 10 a.m. with the big parade starting at 10:30 a.m. and Patriotic Ceremony at noon. Music, dancing, food, games, fireworks!...
New events to debut at Clay County Fair (07/02/07)
Clay County Fair Manager Phil Hurst announced Thursday that the "World's Greatest County Fair" - celebrating 90 years - will add an assortment of new contests and events to its schedule this year. The fair runs from Saturday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 16...
Funeral Arrangements (07/02/07)
Dorothy Grewell Dorothy Grewell, formerly of Storm Lake, died May 2. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 29, at Witter Chapel, United Methodist Church, in Storm Lake. Burial is in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Arrangements were under the direction of Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake...
Letter from the Editor (07/02/07)
Laying there in the impossibly green grass, the Best 10-year-old Second Baseman in the World and I watched the clouds float by. The fat one looked a lot like our coach, we decided. We went all the way to the finals that year and got our picture in the paper, mostly because of the Best 10-year-old Second Baseman in the World. ...
Schroeder's View (07/02/07)
We all have bad days, whether they stem from a confrontation with someone else, the dreaded getting up on the wrong side of the bed syndrome or blaming our foul mood on the inclement weather. What can we do to improve our moods or the moods of others? Let me help:...