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Stories from Friday, July 20, 2007

Weddings (07/20/07)
Engelmann, McConn exchange wedding vows March 10 Brooke Engelmann and Chris McConn were united in marriage on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Summit Evangelical Free Church in Alta. Parents of the couple are Bruce and Jill Engelmann, Storm Lake and Tom and Beth McConn, Plymouth, Minn. Special guests included Mr. and Mrs. Romaine Kischer, grandparents of the bride and Daryl Thompson, grandfather of the groom...
Ginni Cook: She's made a difference in many lives (07/20/07)
Ginni Cook has paved the road for the Hispanic population in Alta. It has been a postive journey, she says. She will be moving from the area and it is hoped that someone will try to slide into her shoes and pick up where she has left off. That will be difficult. Ginni moved to Alta 12 years ago, employed at the Prevention Department of Northwest Iowa Alcohol and Drug Treatment Unit, situated in Storm Lake...
Obituaries (07/20/07)
Lowell Dale Jones Lowell Jones, 87, Alta, died on Friday, July 13, 2007, at Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake, Iowa, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 16, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Alta, with Pastor D. Duane Olson officiating. Burial was at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Alta with military rites by the Alta VFW Post # 6172. Barker Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements...
Rembrandt Enterprises seeks tax abatement for plant expansion (07/20/07)
Rembrandt Enterprises plans to expand its chicken-and-egg plant to include a pasteurization and packaging facility, as well as an on-site soybean crusher to provide meal for the chickens. David Rettig of Rembrandt Enterprises and Kathy Evert of Iowa Lake Corridor approached the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisor Tuesday to ask for a five to seven-year property tax abatement to assist the new project...
Every little bit helps... (07/20/07)
For the last 2 1/2 years, Rosie Osterberg has been saving her change, donating it toward missionary work in the east-African country of Tanzania. Rosamae "Rosie" Osterberg is saving her change. While one goal is to make the lives of a few orphans a bit better, another intention is to experience their betterments firsthand in the east African country of Tanzania...
'Heroes leaving, heroes coming home' (07/20/07)
On Friday, 41 more citizen soldiers will leave Storm Lake and their families for a likely year's mission to Kosovo, just days before the first of 25 more local men begin to filter back home after 18 months away in which they have seen dangerous duty in Iraq...
Building on AWAYSIS (07/20/07)
So, Storm Lake has nearly $40 million worth of Project AWAYSIS nearing completion on the lakefront. Now what? That's a question community boosters have already weighed. How to maximize the development leverage of such a unique resource? "It is happening already," says Gary Lalone, head of the Chamber of Commerce and SLADC industrial development group. ...
Engagements (07/20/07)
Carrie Stifel and Matt Wolff Carrie Stifel and Matt Wolff both of Alta would like to announce their engagement. Carrie is the daughter of Deb and Dan Pruitt, Holstein. Carrie is a 2001 Galva-Holstein graduate and currently a homemaker. Matt is the son of Rick and Pattie Wolff, Newell. Matt is a 1997 Newell-Fonda graduate and is currently employed at V-T industries...
King: More funding for Highway 20 effort, paving in 2010 (07/20/07)
A federal payment of $500,000 has been proposed to continue work toward a four-lane Highway 20 between Sioux City and Sac City, according to an announcement this week by Congressman Steve King. "Turning Highway 20 into a continuous four-lane road is my top transportation priority in Congress. I am thankful that $500,000 will be added to the millions already invested in Highway 20 by the federal government," stated King...
Heavy-hearted Rebels fall short in 2A districts (07/20/07)
A lot's lost in a loss. The Sioux Central softball team posted a 28-win season. It placed second in the Northwest Conference. Freshman pitcher Brooke Scharn bagged 27 wins of her own. The Rebels' list of accomplishments goes on, even if those feats were forgotten following a 7-4 setback to Fort Dodge St. Edmond in Tuesday's sweltering 2A Region 2 district final at Pocahontas Area High...
L-M blanks North Sentral Kossuth (07/20/07)
Lexy Determan already has her 100th career win. Bryn Johnson wants hers. Saturday, she'll go for No. 99. Playing a team it had nudged by one run earlier in the season, Johnson and the 1A No. 2-ranked Laurens-Marathon softball team blanked North Sentral Kossuth 3-0 Monday in a Class 1A Region 5 district final...
SL passes first playoff softball test (07/20/07)
In their quest for the school's first state softball tournament appearance since 1998, the Storm Lake Tornadoes made a nice opening statement Wednesday. Morgan Darrow threw a two-hitter on 93 pitches through seven innings and Storm Lake beat the Spencer Tigers 3-1 in a 3A Region 1 quarterfinal on the Tigers' home diamond...
Early celebrates 125 years (07/20/07)
This weekend marks the Quasquicentennial celebration for the area town of Early, with plenty of activities planned for all ages. All activities and meals will be in the downtown area. Here is a schedule of some of the highlights: Friday July 20: 7 a.m.- TJ Wunschel Golf Tournament...
Edward Jones named No. 1 full-service broker again (07/20/07)
The financial services firm Edward Jones again was named the No. 1 full-service brokerage firm in the August edition of SmartMoney magazine, according to Brianne Babel, a financial advisor in Storm Lake. The firm placed ahead of six other firms and received high marks in the four categories surveyed by the magazine: stock picking, customer satisfaction, trust and customer statements...
U.S. Cellular expands wireless service area in NW Iowa (07/20/07)
U.S. Cellular, which has served customers in Iowa for more than 20 years, recently expanded its services to northwestern Iowa communities with the purchase of the Cellular One operations from Long Lines Wireless, LLC. U.S. Cellular began providing wireless service this week to the following Iowa counties: Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Palo Alto and Pocahontas...
Funeral Arrangements (07/20/07)
William Pitts Nov. 11, 1928 - July 16, 2007 William "Bill" Pitts, 78, of Rembrandt, died on Friday, July 13, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sioux Rapids, with Father Al Reicks officiating. Burial is in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Military graveside services were by presented by Graeber-Rowe American Legion Post #394. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (07/20/07)
Four hundred dollar hair-do, ten-bathroom mansion with its own indoor basketball court, fashionably faded Levis and all, John Edwards might be cooking up a surprise in Iowa. He isn't really on the radar right now, as it's considered an Obama and Hillary show. ...
Readers Respond (07/20/07)
The old college try From HOWARD HATLELID/ Storm Lake I think those things in Dana Larsen's editorial about college costs needed to be said. I baled hay and straw with my Dad to raise money for college and guess who pulled the bales off the baler! During college, I worked driving taxi, showing films, putting on storm windows and anything else that would raise some money. ...
Schroeder's View (07/20/07)
I have searched for answers, but have come up with none. I am a true believer in God and the heavens that await us all when our time on earth has come to an end, but I can not fathom why God would take from us a young soul as 21 year old Cody Schubert...