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Stories from Thursday, August 9, 2007

Back-to-school open house and PTO fun raiser planned for Aug. 21 (08/09/07)
Kids will soon be heading back to school. Parents are invited to an open house at the schools on Tuesday, Aug. 21 to meet the educators who will be teaching their children throughout the year. The Alta Parent-Teacher Organization will be sponsoring a fundraiser dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the Middle School Commons and everyone is invited to support this new organization. On the menu will be turkey filet, chips and a drink for $5 or for the smaller appetite, hotdog, chips and a drink for $3...
Engagements (08/09/07)
Eric Mann and Nicole Kjolhede Jeff and Laurie Kjolhede of Ankeny are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Nicole Kjolhede to Eric Mann, son of Susan Mann and Leslie and Kim Mann. Alta Nicole is a 2001 graduate of Alta High School and a 005 graduate of Simpson College where she received degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice. She is employed as a Property Claims Investigator for Fidelity National Insurance in Omaha...
City looks at codes, traffic congestion at August meeting (08/09/07)
The City of Alta is in the process of looking over the city codes, as required by law every five years. They have decided to adopt the International Building Codes to follow and have sought assistance from a member of Northwest Iowa Planning as they switch over to the new codes...
Land offered for Alta housing boost (08/09/07)
Addie Petersen has made a proposal to the City of Alta that would help boost the economy as well as help with the lack of housing available in the community. Petersen is willing to donate 38 acres of land which lays along West Highway for housing development. She and her attorney, Gary Armstrong, have met with the city council and the utilities board, asking for amenities, if any, can be provided...
Painting the town red (08/09/07)
The Queen of Hearts Red Hat Society celebrated four years of friendship, fun and enjoying their mature years at a special dinner, adorned in their flashy red and purple attire, where they tried out their brand new kazoos. The group, which has been 27 strong but is now at 17, gathers monthly and draws attention wherever they go. "People love to see us," said one member. "We bring a smile to most people's faces."...
Albert City Thresherman's show offers a piece of the past (08/09/07)
The Albert City Threshermen Show opens Friday, with thousands of visitors expected at the site. This historical extravaganza is no museum - it offers visitors a chance to see a piece of Iowa's rural agrarian past not in a dusty display, but working in the fields...
Campaign Trail (08/09/07)
Tancredo: unite under English "We need to unite the country, and one of the things that would do it is English," Congressman and presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo told a breakfast gathering at Lakeshore Cafe in Storm Lake Wednesday. "I have nothing against people being bilingual, but if you want to be an American citizen, then I think you should know English."...
Uncle released after child death (08/09/07)
A Storm Lake teenager was released from jail Monday night after a grand jury returned a decision refusing to indict Noe Vargas-Vera in the death of his 2-year-old nephew who had been left unattended in a hot car. It was the fourth such hypothermia death in a vehicle in Iowa since 2000...
'Night Out' brings law enforcement, SL citizens together (08/09/07)
America celebrated the 24th annual National Night Out on Tuesday night, and Storm Lake participated with 16 block parties of its own. The event happens every year on the first Tuesday of August, with communities across the nation, as well as military bases worldwide, getting together to increase a sense of community spirit and heighten crime and drug prevention awareness...
Bride may be first guest as King's Pointe nears opening (08/09/07)
You don't mess with a bride's wedding plans. With that in mind, the City of Storm Lake is racing to get King's Pointe resort done in time for a local family's wedding plans to be held there - probably the first event to be welcomed into the lodge, the centerpiece of the $39 million lakefront development...
Engagements (08/09/07)
April Christensen and Aaron Kaufman Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Christensen, Newell, and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Kaufman, Fonda, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, April Ann Christensen and Aaron Michael Kaufman. April is a 2006 graduate of Newell-Fonda and is a Nursing student at Iowa Central. She is employed by Trinity Regional Medical Center...
Anniversaries (08/09/07)
John and Roxie Brostad John and Roxie Brostad, Storm Lake celebrate their 32nd anniversary on Aug. 9.
Benefit planned for Cody Schubert (08/09/07)
On June 30 , Cody Schubert, son of Carla (Woltman) and Kerry Schubert lost his life in a boating accident at Okoboji. A benefit is planned to help with funeral expenses for Aug. 18 from 6 p.m.- midnight at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 120 N. Main Street, Holstein...
Rembrandt Fire Department hosts pork chop dinner (08/09/07)
Rembrandt Fire Department will host a watermelon feed on Saturday Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. with water fights at 2 p.m. and pork chops and corn at 4 p.m.
Man dies after semi collides with train east of Spencer (08/09/07)
A semi-truck collided with a train car just east of Spencer at an unmarked crossing in the early morning hours Tuesday, claiming the life of 60-year-old Larry Eugene Keith of Maurice. Keith was pronounced dead at the scene after the 2003 Peterbuilt semi, traveling northbound on M-50, just north of the B-24 intersection, collided with a slow moving train car at approximately 2:30 a.m...
DMACC discrimination lawsuit dismissed (08/09/07)
A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a discrimination lawsuit that claimed one of Iowa's largest community colleges passed over candidate for the job of college president because he was black. Fred Gilbert was serving as Urban Campus Provost for the Des Moines Area Community College in 2004 when applied for the president's job. His lawsuit claimed that DMACC officials did not hire him because he was black, then retaliated when he filed his lawsuit by demoting him...
BVR Points Standings (08/09/07)
Buena Vista Raceway Points Leaders BVR 4-Bangers - 1. Cory Flanigan (Storm Lake), 474; 2. Daniel Smith (Lake City), 462; 3. Josh Egesdal (Newell), 448; 4. Mark Lingren (Aurelia), 437; 5. Richard Goscinski (Newell), 342; 6. Jason Mullins (Cherokee), 298; 7. Terry Berg Jr. (Dakota City, NE), 244; 8. Michael Duitsman (Fonda), 200; 9. Chad Long (Sioux City), 184; 10. Chris Duitsman (Fonda), 177...
SL puts three on all-district team (08/09/07)
Nine area athletes have landed on the state's softball all-district teams. Morgan Darrow, Slone Masters and Amanda Proczak made the 3A West Iowa all-district team for Storm Lake. Among 3A state tournament performers, Darrow stood out in several areas...
Alta leads the way in all-district picks (08/09/07)
The Alta Cyclones had the best record among area baseball teams and were rewarded accordingly, getting four players on the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association's all-district squads. Scott Radke was a first-teamer, while Jake Bibler, Chris Schmitz and Jack Mills made the Class 1A Northwest district's second team...
Football officials clinics set (08/09/07)
Four clinics for football officials have been set around the state and will start Aug. 11. Two clinics will be offered Aug. 11 at Woodbury Central High School in Moville and at West Burlington High School. Both clinics start at 8:30 a.m. The Siouxland Officials Association and the Southeast Iowa Officials Association respectively will host the clinics...
Circus brings traditions to SL (08/09/07)
To most Americans, the idea of circus brings to mind a lavish gala of big tops and elephant shows in the over-the-top Ringling Brothers tradition, or perhaps the stylishly glitzy Cirque Du Soleil tourist productions. The circus coming to Storm Lake Wednesday, August 15, is a show of another stripe...
Trash or Treasure in Cherokee (08/09/07)
Sanford Museum presents "Trash or Treasure?" with Charles Schoenkenecht and Ward A. Paul, Saturday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. Do you have a family heirloom, or garage sale find, that you want to learn more about? Well, this is your chance. The Sanford Museum has invited two expert antique and art appraisers, for a fun afternoon of learning as they tell us all about the objects you bring. Each person may bring up to two objects, cost will be $5 per object...
BJ Thomas in concert at Okoboji (08/09/07)
Singer-songwriter BJ Thomas will perform at the Lakes Art Center in Okoboji's Lauridsen Theatre, Saturday, August 18, at 8:30 PM. Tickets are $28. With over 70 million records sold, BJ Thomas has become one of the most recognized and respected voices of the American musical landscape. He has 15 Top 40 Hits, five Grammy Awards, and 15 gold or platnium records...
Sunset Bay Condominiums celebrate official opening (08/09/07)
As Project AWAYSIS moves closer to completion, another piece of the puzzle is falling into place with Sunset Bay Condominiums construction growing closer to completion. "It is exciting to see the construction going on," Dan Pomrenke of Regency said. "We first met the city the week of Easter Sunday of 2006 and the city has been great to work with."...
George Carpenter retires from Mangold's Environmental Testing (08/09/07)
On July 9, Mangold's Environmental Testing held a special recognition and retirement party for George Carpenter. George had been employed at MET since October 11, 1991. His 15 plus years of service was second to that of the owner, Brent Mangold. George, his mother, Loreen Carpenter, special friend ,Reita Shugar, Genesis Staff, Dale Carver and all Mangold team members were treated to a catered lunch hosted by Brent, Rhonda, Kevin and Alicia Mangold...
Funeral Arrangements (08/09/07)
Francis Firman Simon Feb. 15, 1920- Aug. 4, 2007 Francis Firman Simon, 87, Odebolt, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center. A funeral mass for Francis was celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 at St. Martin's Catholic Church, Odebolt.Reverend John McGuirk officiated. ...
Letter from the Editor (08/09/07)
"Got a wife and kids in Baltimore, Jack. I went out for a ride and I never went back..." - Bruce Springsteen, "Hungry Heart" There isn't much lower than the so-called "deadbeat dad." The term conjures up images of the jackass who makes plenty of money, drives an expensive car, and refuses to take responsibility for the children he has fathered. The term "tar and feathers" comes to mind...
Readers Respond (08/09/07)
Field of dreams From MARY TIFFANY / Republican Party of Iowa To the editor, It is ironic, that while in Iowa, Bill Richardson will be visiting the Field of Dreams. Not only did Richardson dream of being a professional baseball player, he falsely claimed to have been drafted by the Kansas City A's as a padded stat on his resume. ...
Jones Outlook (08/09/07)
I agree that we need to cut our addiction to crude oil, not just foreign but oil in general. Not just because of the environment, or just because possible threats that could come from the middle east - but because I'm also tired of a good solid part of paycheck going towards gas for my car...