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Stories from Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New teachers (08/14/07)
New teachers with the Storm Lake Community School District became acquainted with the schools and each other during a special two-day workshop. The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce sponsored a special luncheon for them on Monday. (Left to right) Front: Barbie Bass, middle school language arts; Jennifer Fredrickson, middle school reading/math; Natalie Gunnerson, East School early childhood; San Juanita Ramirez, South School first grade. ...
Puzzles help kids get back in the swing of things (08/14/07)
Since the beginning of time, students, educators and even parents have looked forward to summer vacation. Kids go months without homework, teachers get to recharge their batteries, and parents get to spend more time with their children. However, once that extended break reaches its inevitable end, nearly everyone has to readjust. ...
Fresh look at regional school (08/14/07)
The regional school concept is still being mulled around by four area districts and after a quiet summer, discussions will resume full force as the school year begins. Superintendents of the four schools that have been discussing the possibility of sharing a school - Albert City-Truesdale, Laurens-Marathon, Pocahontas Area and Newell-Fonda - will meet September 5...
Hanover Festival takes place at the historic Hanover Village (08/14/07)
Bring your lawn chairs and spend a relaxing afternoon at the Eleventh Annual Hanover Festival and Ice Cream Social on Sunday Aug. 26 at the Hanover Village. Two nationally known old time bands that are very familiar with the festival are again returning. ...
King's Pointe to adjust hours as school starts (08/14/07)
With the start of the school year for many area schools on August 20, King's Pointe Water Park will adjust hours of operatioin. Beginning on Monday, August 20, the water park will be open 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday...
Jail opening planned for September 8-9 (08/14/07)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors took a tour of the new jail and sheriff's office recently, as the county prepares to open the facility next month. The Supervisors have been inspecting progress regularly. "It certainly has come a long way," Chairman Herb Crampton said...
Cure searching - to the '4th power' (08/14/07)
A quick drive through Cherokee County would be plenty to convince travelers that the area abounds with talented people. The streets of Cherokee itself are lined with charming stonework, floral displays and wonderful shops. Look closer and one would find scattered amongst the residential neighborhoods numerous residents who have a passion and a knack for a certain skill or hobby. Shirley Skadeland and daughter Linda Grauer are two of such residents...
BVU to open 3-D Art Hall in 2008 (08/14/07)
Buena Vista University has had plenty of construction activity on campus this summer, from replacing the membrane over the library roof, to renovation of the old science center to a new three-dimensional art facility to house ceramics, metalwork and woodwork...
Anniversaries (08/14/07)
Glen and Lois Nelson Glen and Lois (Eloise) Nelson will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 19. A family gathering and Open House will be held in Forsyth, Mo. Their children are Vicki and Rick Groth, Jeff and Lois Nelson, and Mike and Whitney Nelson. They have eight grandchildren. Cards can reach them at 178 Brook Drive, Forsyth, Mo. 65653-5469...
Romney says straw poll win not hollow, Thompson out (08/14/07)
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Sunday that low turnout and the absence of some notable opponents shouldn't diminish his win in Iowa's Republican Party Straw Poll. Romney said the straw poll did just what it was designed to do: Let candidates demonstrate support that could propel them to victory in the state's caucuses this winter...
Schatz repeats as Knoxville Nationals champion, wins easily (08/14/07)
Donny Schatz promised the crowd at the Knoxville Raceway that he was more ready for Saturday night's championship than anything else in his life. Then he went out and proved it. Schatz broke from the pack following a caution flag after the second lap and went on to repeat as champion of the world's most prestigious sprint car race, the Knoxville Nationals...
Darrow, Johnson, Stoltzfus take top honors (08/14/07)
For the second straight year, there are not one but two Pilot-Tribune Softball Players of the Year. Bryn Johnson's statistics were phenomenal. Morgan Darrow offered a complete-player package rarely seen at her level. That is why the two senior pitchers from Laurens-Marathon and Storm Lake, respectively, have been tabbed the Pilot's co-players of the year...
Triple the holiday fun (08/14/07)
The Storm Lake Labor Day celebration is being planned for Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2, in Chautauqua Park. This year, three local organizations are combining their efforts to provide a large car show, medieval festival, entertainment, food booths and more...
Funeral Arrangements (08/14/07)
John Leonard Coon Nov. 28, 1936- Aug. 12, 2007 John Leonard Coon, 70, Carroll, formerly of Early, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Carroll. Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early with Father Larry Burns and Father Timothy Schott officiating. Burial will be at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Early under the direction of the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home...
Letter from the Editor (08/14/07)
So, you're running for President, you say. You want to come to Storm Lake to talk to those genuine, hardworking, stereotypically flanneled Iowa folks you love soooo much and hardly ever refer to as "photo ops" anywhere that the general public can hear...
Guest Editorial (08/14/07)
You don't have to be from a small town to know what one is like. Your stereotype is right: Old-timers gossip over morning coffee and every person at the cafe knows you, and your dog or cat, too. Streets are nearly empty most nights, with only a few teenagers driving in circles until they finally accumulate enough velocity to spin out of town...
Glawe's Outlook (08/14/07)
For some families, a yearly vacation is automatically worked in to their finances and schedules. Our family is not so fortunate. Our last vacation, we took along not only four young kids but "blankies" and a diaper bag. We went to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our marriage at Disney World, where we had celebrated our honeymoon. ...