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Stories from Thursday, July 12, 2007

Just how tasty is a Masons/Eastern Star funnel cake? (07/12/07)
Is there anything better than a fried funnel cake, doused in powdered sugar? Don't think so! The Alta Masons and Eastern Star have been in the funnel cake making business for some 15 years. Just think of how many smiles they have brought to the people who have bitten into one of their tasty treats during all those years!...
The community helps Vargas family (07/12/07)
The community has come together to make a tough time for a family a little easier. Pastor Pablo with the Lutheran Hispanic Outreach is working to raise money to help the Vargas family pay for 2-year-old Steven Saavedra's funeral. Steven died in his mother's car last week when his uncle apparently left him in the car for several hours in the heat...
Obituaries (07/12/07)
Donald Keith Robbins Donald Robbins, 81, Alta, died on Friday, July 6, 2007, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church, Alta, with Pastor Craig Lee officiating. Burial was at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake. Barker Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements...
Engagements (07/12/07)
Kevin Taylor and Tigst Cook Ginni Cook of Alta is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Tigist Cook, to Kevin Taylor, son of Janet Taylor of Chicago, Ill. Tigist graduated from Alta High School and Augustana College. After graduation from Collins High School, Kevin attended Robert Morris College in Chicago...
Anniversaries (07/12/07)
Neil and Pat Patten Neil and Pat Patten of Alta will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 21 at the Alta Golf and Country Club in Alta from 6 p.m.- 11 p.m. The couple invites you to join them on this special occasion with an evening filled with fun, food and dancing. ...
Jayden VanBurkum helps spruce up area at swimming pool (07/12/07)
Jayden Van Burkum has been a member of the Alta Swimming Pool Swim Team for the past five summers. At the conclusion of the swim team program, a fundraising event is held to allow parents and friends to come in and watch as the youth share their swimming skills and each year, those proceeds go to purchase items for or at the swimming pool...
Alta Swim Team dives into fun (07/12/07)
The Alta Swimming Pool is once again offering young swimmers the chance to be a part of their swim team. The program is held each day and the swimmers have the opportunity to take part in many activities that involve swimming. The youth compete against themselves and have fun as they get extra assistance from the two instructors. The program allows them to brush up on and learn new skills...
Stunt Juggler enjoys his talent (07/12/07)
Tuey the Stunt Juggler took the stage at the Star Spangeled Spectacular on July 4 in Storm Lake. "I've been doing this for 27 years and have traveled all over," Tuey, a Minnesota native said. Tuey wowed crowds as he did different tricks and told jokes. One of his more dangerous stunts was standing on top of a ladder while juggling torches and wearing the "Beanie of Death", a hat that would spin when lit of fire...
Carousel brings Broadway to Iowa (07/12/07)
With the aura of Broadway - and the talent to match - the production of the Buena Vista Community Theatre's "Carousel" - being presented on the beautiful Roxy Theater stage -can be summed up in one little word -superb! Under the direction of Carol Huntzicker and Stan Rishoi, this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, playing now through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., is definitely something you'll want to put on your summer list of things to do. You are in for a treat...
BV County Supervisors look for more economic growth (07/12/07)
Economic growth is an issue that's on people's minds lately. States, counties and cities have been investing time and money into ways to help expand their capabilities for economic growth. The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors have not been slacking in that department either. The supervisors have enrolled the county into Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation, a four county group that works to help expand current businesses and to bring in new growth as well...
Engagements (07/12/07)
Ralna Krager and Benjamin Mc Vinua Ron and Shamon Krager of Peterson are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Ralna Krager to Benjamin Mc Vinua. Ben is the son of Mary Ann and the late Dick Zweibahmer of Storm Lake and Doug and Anne Mc Vinua of Gilbert, Arizona...
Special Tactical Group makes free fall in Spencer (07/12/07)
Airmen assigned to the 720th Special Tactics Group will perform a military freefall demonstration at this year's Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. Special Tactics Airmen are scheduled to jump into the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, around 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 22 as part of the community's overnight stop...
Methane plant begins construction (07/12/07)
Construction has begun on a methane plant that developers say will turn livestock waste into clean burning fuel. Mendota Heights, Minn.-based Bison Renewable Energy, broke ground on the $12 million plant just west of Hull, in northwest Iowa, on Tuesday...
Cherokee survives a scare from Sioux Central Rebels (07/12/07)
"One swing of the bat can change a lot of things." Sioux Central head coach Jeff Scharn summed up Monday night's Class 2A District 3 Quarterfinal perfectly less than an hour after one swing changed the entire complexion of his team's postseason opener against No. 1 Cherokee...
Tornadoes beat 4A ranked team twice for 31st win on senior night (07/12/07)
In a battle between 10th-ranked softball teams, one in Class 4A, the other in 3A, it was the smaller school that won out - twice in a row. Slone Masters went 3-for-4 with a double, Maleia Miller plated three runs and Morgan Darrow went the distance while allowing five hits in the first game as Storm Lake's softball team took an 8-2, 2-0 doubleheader from Sioux City North Tuesday on senior night at Storm Lake High...
Panthers shock Alta, advance to district semis (07/12/07)
When asked last Saturday whom he'd start on the bump against Alta, Storm Lake St. Mary's coach Ryan Berg said something to this effect: "We're not sure. We'll have to wait and see how the kids' arms are feeling after they get some rest, and take things from there ... "...
Cyclones finish 9-3 in the NWC, then hit 3 homers in rout over Pocahontas (07/12/07)
Alta needed just eight combined innings to take care of its softball business Monday and Tuesday. The Cyclones blanked Aurelia 11-0 Monday in five innings on the road, then played host to Pocahontas Area Tuesday and came away with a 15-3 win over three frames...
Little Sioux Day celebrating small town (07/12/07)
Following the demise of the popular Linn Grove River Jamboree, community volunteers have banded together to create a new summer event for the scenic riverfront community, The first Little Sioux Day will be held Saturday, July 14. "The plan is for this to become an annual event. We kept the planning on a smaller scale this year, with the possibility of expanding and adding new things for 2008," said Linda Patterson...
Cherokee County Fair kicks off today (07/12/07)
The Cherokee County Fair begins today, July 12 and runs through July 15. Thursday's activities include, swine, rabbit, poultry, and horse shows along with a flag presentation by the American Legion, and Vetrans of Foreign Wars by American Legion Post 230 and Vietnam Vetrans of America, Chapter 888 and a rodeo will end the night's festivities at 7:30 p.m...
Arts on Grand celebrating Backyard Bach and Blues (07/12/07)
Backyard Bach and Blues, the annual summer fund-raiser that supports operations of the Spencer Area Arts Council facility known as Arts on Grand, will be held on Saturday, July 14 a 7 p.m. and hosted by Kitty and Neal Conover. Their home at 1215 N. Grand Avenue in Spencer is often refered to as "the Mansion on Grand."...
Integrity Physical Therapy offers continuity of care (07/12/07)
Storm Lakers suffering from injuries and pains need no longer worry about who to go to or how to cope. The physical and occupational therapists at Integrity Physical Therapy are open for business and ready to help. Located in the strip mall next to the Super Wal-Mart, Integrity opened its doors for business on June 13 and has had a gradually growing clientele since...
Alliant Energy's service fleet 'grows' green (07/12/07)
There's a new power source at Alliant Energy Corporation and it's not electricity or natural gas. Alliant Energy has extended its commitment to green energy sources beyond wind, solar and biomass to alternative fuels like biodiesel and E85. These fuels now power the company's fleet of 800 service trucks...
Funeral Arrangements (07/12/07)
Arline V. Steemke July 21, 1923- July 6, 2007 Arline died Friday, July 6, 2007 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City following a heart attack. Memorial services for Arline Steemke, 83, Aurelia will be Monday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m.. at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Harold Werley. ...
Letter from the Editor (07/12/07)
Oh, you can't turn on a TV without hearing the doom-mongers whine about illegal immigration. But you don't hear much about immoral emigration, U.S. companies jumping the borders to build plants where they can escape paying the going rate in labor and taxes and benefits...
Readers Respond (07/12/07)
Kill the coal, Culver From Ed Fallon/ Former candidate for Iowa Governor Yesterday, a group of leading Iowa environmentalists met with Chet Culver's staff to ask the Governor to help stop a proposed coal-fired plant in Waterloo. This request should be an easy one for the Governor, especially given a statement he made two months ago when he signed legislation establishing the Climate Change Advisory Council:...
Jones' Outlook (07/12/07)
OK, I've heard enough about arguments about video game addiction. There are now groups that want to have "video game addiction" added as a medically-recognized form of mental disorder. Can video games be addictive? Without proper restraint yes, there can be some people who will habitually spend their days in front of the screen, however I see that as true in other parts of human nature. ...