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Stories from Thursday, July 5, 2007

US 20 group pledges another push for 4-lane (07/05/07)
The US 20 Corridor Association hopes Friday the 13th will be good luck. The Association, which has been working for many years to try to convince leaders to complete a US 20 four-lane corridor through western Iowa, will meet at Iowa State Bank in Sac City on that date...
'Billary' campaign heats up in an Iowa July blitz (07/05/07)
The force dubbed "Billary" - the duo of former President Clinton and his leading Democratic candidate wife - argued this week for something of a third term in the White House, telling Iowa voters a return to the Clinton years is the best remedy for the Bush era...
City questions Census drop (07/05/07)
According to newly-released U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimates, Buena Vista County's population is continuing to slowly decline, down 1.6 percent from the last full Census in 2000. The estimates are based on data collected through July 1, 2006. Only three of the 10 cities of Buena Vista County had a rise in population since 2000, according to the new report - Lakeside with 3.8 percent, Alta with .69 percent, and Linn Grove at 1.4 percent...
Council examines rec vehicle codes (07/05/07)
Alta City Council members will be taking a long, hard look at the current city codes dealing with snowmobile and golf cart use on city streets as well as permits for commercial and residential improvements and rental properties. There is a need for the changes, it was agreed as many of the codes are not being followed...
City Council accepts Golf Course and Senior Center renovations (07/05/07)
Project AWAYSIS Manager Mike Wilson introduced Chris Wroge to the Storm Lake City Council this week as the new hotel manager for King's Pointe. Wroge is excited to be in Storm Lake and a part of the project. "I've been to a lot of different places and this one is very exciting to be a part of," Wroge said...
Never 'two tired' for a bike ride (07/05/07)
"We are the people our parents warned us about," quipped the fun-loving bicyclers that take part in the annual "Windmill" bike ride in which bicycling enthusiasts travel some 70 miles to end in Okoboji. This is the 10th year the ride has been organized...
Engagements (07/05/07)
Amy Best and Aaron Zeigler Richard and Barb Best of St. Lucas, announce the engagement of their daughter Amy to Aaron Zeigler, son of Dennis and Barb Zeigler, Newell. Amy is a 2003 graduate of Turkey Valley High School and a 2007 graduate of Buena Vista University. ...
Anniversaries (07/05/07)
John and Carol Prichard John and Carol Prichard cordially invite you to an open house in celebration of 50 years of marriage, Sunday, July 8 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. in the New Life Center at the United Methodist Church, No gifts please.
Old barns see new guests with help of Iowa Barn Foundation (07/05/07)
A happy coincidence brought people from throughout the region to Wayne and Patricia Corriell's home for their family farm's century celebration. The Corriells agreed to host guests on their property recently for the Iowa Barn Foundation Old Barn Tour...
Multitaskers: Alta quintet stars in four sports (07/05/07)
The other day two little tow-headed boys leaned against the fence, talking excitedly about the play that just happened on the field and how they were going to reenact it on the Little League diamond, anxiously waiting for the day they would be on the inside of that fence...
Mustangs take one from Alta Monday (07/05/07)
Conner Juilfs picked up a key victory Monday as Newell-Fonda's baseball team beat Alta 10-7, handing the Cyclones just their second league loss. "We have started to play with some emotion, and we are playing our best baseball of the season," said Mustangs coach Jim Miller, whose team improved to 18-11 and 10-3 in the Northwest. ...
Tigers hand SL a league loss (07/05/07)
Storm Lake shortstop Mitch McCabe had two hits in a five-inning home loss to the Spencer baseball team Monday, the 18-7 score of which was reported in Tuesday's Pilot-Tribune. The Tigers jumped up 16-0 and scored eight runs in the first, eight in the third and two in the fifth...
'Carousel' takes stage July 11 (07/05/07)
The Buena Vista County Community Theater is preparing for the opening night of "Carousel," the Rogers and Hammerstein classic musical. Touching on themes of love, equality and redemption, "Carousel" takes place in a coastal town in 1893 Maine. It tells the story of free spirit Billy Bigelow and his love, mill worker Julie Jordan. ...
Blockbusters (07/05/07)
July - long, steamy nights just crying out for an uber-air conditioned theater and one of those icy Diet Pepsi's the size of a bathtub. This is the time of year moviegoers wait all year for - the season when the film companies are supposed to deliver their biggest blockbusters. Will this month live up to the hype?...
Crampton's assistants expand education after military experience (07/05/07)
When people step into The Foot and Ankle Clinic they may notice Ray Howard and John Crampton, son of Dr. Randy Crampton, assisting with patients' paperwork or assisting Dr. Randy Crampton with a procedure. The assistants are a little more than meets the eye as both have previously experienced the military, Howard as an Army field medic and Crampton in the Coast Guard...
Maple River Energy, LLC Groundbreaking Ceremony (07/05/07)
The Board of Directors of Maple River Energy, LLC are pleased to announce that they have scheduled their public groundbreaking ceremony for Wednesday, July 18. The festivities will begin with introductions and the traditional spade turning of dirt at 1 p.m...
Funeral Arrangements (07/05/07)
Cody Daniel Schubert Jan.8, 1986- June 30, 2007 Cody Daniel Schubert, 21, Holstein, passed away suddenly on June 30, at East Lake Okoboji. Service will be on Friday, July 6, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Holstein, with Father David Hemann officiating. ...
Letter from the Editor (07/05/07)
If the '60s were the age of enlightenment, and the '70s the regrettable disco years, and the '80s the "Me Generation" and the '90s "Generation X" - how will this decade be remembered? So far, it's shaping up as the "Survivor" era. Without a world war, or a political upheaval, or a revolutionary new invention to change our lives, or at least some shocking new breed of music - it's the best we can do, it seems...
Jones' Outlook (07/05/07)
Part of my job involves a lot of reading, some for background information and others for story ideas. Even after I get off work, I go home and read some more because reading to me is also fun. Reading is something that I feel is still important (not just because I write for a paper and want people to read my stories but because I feel that it is something that can help everyone.)...