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Stories from Tuesday, July 24, 2007

After the uncertainty, Fair deemed a big success (07/24/07)
The 2007 Buena Vista Fair ended Sunday, and on Monday, volunteers worked to restore the grounds to the conditions before the crowds of animals, herds of animals and packs of race cars had come in. No one knew for sure what to expect of this year's event. With the budget hurting and nearly the entire fair board coming on new, the main commodity was cautios optimism. Minus a carnival, the board wanted to find a way to please people with the activities they could provide...
A $70,000 haircut raises scholarship funds at Upper Iowa U (07/24/07)
Upper Iowa University president Dr. Alan Walker had his head shaved Friday after Upper Iowa University raised over $70,000 for student scholarships.? The money was raised by Team Peacock, the university's RAGBRAI team, who began their ride across Iowa on Sunday...
ISU, U of I collect $650 million in research monies (07/24/07)
Iowa's two largest public universities collected more than $650 million in grants and contracts for research, education and other services last fiscal year, according to figures released Wednesday. Drawing a record $382.2 million, the University of Iowa led the way in state, federal and corporate grants and contracts. The 2007 total marked a 4.8 percent increase over 2006. That's when the university collected $366.4 million, up 1.7 percent from the previous year...
Sheepish - from 4Her to judge (07/24/07)
For many years, young Brian Palmer stood in the showring with his sheep projects as a dedicated member of the Newell Boosters 4-H Club, making sure to keep eye contact with the judge at all times. Now, many years later, he is still in the showring, and he is the one the young 4-H'ers are keeping their eyes on. Thursday he was back in the Buena Vista County Fair Showring, a place he very much enjoys, as the judge for the sheep show...
Lessons from Lance (07/24/07)
He didn't bring "the sexiest man alive." He didn't bring Robin Williams, Oprah or any of the other celebrity "ride alongs" that had been rumored. What he did bring was time for the young people and a tireless campaign against cancer. Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong spent about 45 minutes with approximately 1,200 captivated young people, all under the age of 21 at the Clay County Regional Events Center Sunday night. ...
Famed author helps Early mark quasquicentennial (07/24/07)
Janet Dailey came home to Early this past weekend to help celebrate the town's 125th anniversary. Not only had she agreed to a book signing at the public library with fellow author Sue Schott, but she also served as the grand marshall in the town's Saturday parade...
McCain pledges 'We will win Iowa' (07/24/07)
Republican John McCain met with key Iowa supporters Sunday to assure them he's doing fine and intends to seriously compete in the state's leadoff precinct caucuses despite staff cuts and money problems. McCain met privately with supporters, then held a news conference at his Iowa campaign headquarters in suburban Des Moines...
SL back to state for first time since '98 (07/24/07)
Not that long ago, the Storm Lake softball team was 5-3 and struggling to find a true identity under ninth-year skipper Jason Stoltzfus. Now, the Tornadoes are going to state for the first time since 1998, a year before Stoltzfus took over the helm...
Chargers knocked out one game shy of state (07/24/07)
It's one of the oldest cliches in all of sport, but it proved true here Monday: It's hard to beat a team three times in one season. Laurens-Marathon's softball team had its season cut short one game before state, losing the Class 1A Region 5 final to Southeast Webster, 5-0, at Rogers Park...
Ivey running for a good cause (07/24/07)
If Storm Laker Troy Ivey accomplishes his mission, he'll have run a marathon in all 50 states before he turns 50. So far, Ivey, 44, has completed five marathons, with four more scheduled this year. Ivey has asked individuals to consider a sponsorship - which is a tax-deductible gift - of at least $10 per marathon. The sponsorship will help provide funds for special projects at St. Mary's School...
Sunset Pointe Golf Course opens (07/24/07)
The sound of pings could be heard at Sunset Pointe Golf Course at the public opening celebrated Friday, July 20. Golfers were glad to be on the course and learn the new design. "Tom (Meier) has done a great job; it will be great to see it in a year when everything has had time to settle," Bruce Ellingson said after completing his opening shot on hole three...
Pride Days offers 5K walk/run (07/24/07)
The 9th annual Newell Pride Days 5K run/walk will be held on Saturday, August 4. Registration begins at 7 AM, with the race beginning at 7:30. Runners and walkers should register in front of the Bank in downtown Newell. The course is flat, on hard surface city streets to the edge of town, viewing both town and country and ending back at the Bank...
Pre-Sturgis rally rocks 'Boji (07/24/07)
Never Back Off Promotions has announced the lineup of bands for "Breeze Through The Trees," the annual Pre-Sturgis fundraiser rally, to be held August 2nd, 3rd and 4th in Okoboji. Last year's was a benefit for Cody Gilmore, motocross champion, diagnosed with cancer. This year's proceeds are earmarked to assist children in Iowa with illnesses who are not covered by insurance...
Funeral Arrangements (07/24/07)
Gary R. Grote June 15, 1931- July 20, 2007 Gary R. Grote, 76, Sioux Rapids, died Friday, July 20, at Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer. Memorial services for Mr. Grote were held 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 23, at the First United Church in Sioux Rapids, with Reverend Leila Prince officiating. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (07/24/07)
Congratulations. As a reporter for a major metro newspaper, magazine or television station, you have been chosen - nay, anoited - to tag after your appointed presidential candidate through Iowa. At least until Paris Hilton does something interesting...
Readers Respond (07/24/07)
Rights take a beating By PAUL PETERSON / Storm Lake First Amendment Free Speech rights haven't fared well lately. With the creeping loss of all personal freedoms in this nation, secondary to the security fears of "terrorism", we appear headed to a police state...