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Stories from Thursday, August 16, 2007

County wins $300k for road to ethanol plant - but project is far from a 'go' (08/16/07)
County Supervisor Herb Crampton announced Tuesday that Buena Vista County has received approximately $300,000 in a Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) Immediate Opportunity grant. The money is to be used to build a left turn lane on M27 for potential truck traffic to a proposed Oregon Trails 100-million-gallon ethanol plant near Alta...
Annual firefighters' fundraiser set for Saturday (08/16/07)
The Alta Firefighters will host their annual appreciation dinner and dance Saturday at the Alta Community Center. The dinner will be held from 5-8 p.m. Smoked turkey and pork sandwiches will be served along with baked beans, chips and a drink for $6...
Annual Hanover Festival set for Aug. 26 (08/16/07)
Tradition calls for nationally-known Polka Bands to entertain at the Hanover Festival, and this year's bands will be better than ever.? Headlining the 11th Festival on Aug. 26 are two well-known bands with the usual top-tapping music for listening and dancing enjoyment.? Karl and the Country Dutchmen and Malek's Fishermen have performed at Hanover in the past and are looking forward to returning.? Music will be from noon to 7 p.m.? Bring your lawn chairs and plan to enjoy this time at the Hanover Village southwest of Alta at the Junction of M27 and C65.? Admission is $7.50.? Parking, shuttle buses, and food are available.. ...
The Ron Mueller Skybox will be dedicated Sept. 7 (08/16/07)
Ron Mueller was a very important part of the Alta School District for 27 years - and one of the biggest Cyclone/Warrior fans around. The beloved retired high school principal and long-time athletic director died July 11 but will not be forgotten. The crow's nest at the football/track fields is currently under construction; it will be larger and improved with a brand new sound system. When it is completed, it will be named The Ron Mueller Skybox...
Engagements (08/16/07)
Elijah Hansen and Dawn Speers Dawn Marie Speers and Elijah Carter Hansen are happy to announce their upcoming marriage. Dawn is the daughter of Nancy Speers of Alta. Dawn graduated in May from Buena Vista University with a psychology degree and is currently employed at Community And Family Resources in Ames, as a substance abuse councillor...
Funeral Arrangements (08/16/07)
Khamphou Chanthadara Khamsy "K.C." Chanthadara, age 65, of Alta, passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Storm Lake, Iowa, due to heart complications. Christian and Buddhist services were held at 12:30 pm on Saturday, August 11, 2007, at the Barker Funeral Home, Alta, with Pastor D. ...
On a mission from God (08/16/07)
Les and Catherine DeRoos and their family have returned from their mission work in Nigeria to visit with family, friends and churches that have supported them throughout their calling. They will return again to continue their labor of love and share in the lives of those who have become their new friends...
Orange City man trains and raises horse for Department of Defense (08/16/07)
Since 1999, Bob Molle of Orange City has been raising special horses for the U.S. Department of Defense. The participant in last weekend's Albert City Threshermen and Collectors Show has sent many of his animals to Arlington, Virginia to perform in military funerals...
Power Mom (08/16/07)
Nancy Marshall looks like most women her age. She exercises regularly and eats healthy. She takes care of herself, as any 50-year-old woman should. But there's more to it than that. She's polite and nice to a fault. She's a proud mother and grandmother. ...
Putting the pieces together (08/16/07)
Tara Peters just turned 22 years old. Her birthday celebration is one she never could have imagined - she celebrated at Fonda Nursing and Rehab, along with another resident of the facility who was turning 100 on the same day. Tara is currently receiving nursing care and physical therapy for a car accident that she nearly didn't survive...
King critical of GOP candidates who 'ran' from Iowa Straw Poll (08/16/07)
Calling the recent Iowa Straw Poll "a remarkable achievement," western Iowa Congressman Steve King says he was honored to participate, but that he isn't offering his endorsement to any of the Republicans yet, and that those candidates who chose not to participate have made a mistake...
Engagements (08/16/07)
Adam Skog and Cassandra Johnson Scott and Deanna Johnson and Bob and Marty Skog, all Albert City, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Cassandra Sue Johnson and Adam Thomas Skog. Cassi is a 2003 graduate of Albert City- Truesdale school and a 2007 graduate of Grand View College in Des Moines with a BS in Nursing. ...
Fallen Marine honored in Fort Dodge (08/16/07)
Jon Bonnell Jr. loved to play baseball and enjoyed drawing, but his real passion was to become a Marine. That patriotism prompted him to joint the military out of high school and took him to Iraq, where the 22-year-old Marine sergeant was killed last week after stepping on a bomb in the Al Anbar province...
Culvers: Bush plan puts not enough to protect Iowa children's health (08/16/07)
Iowa Gov. Chet Culver said President Bush will put millions of children at risk if he doesn't pay heed to Congress and provide more funding to a federal health insurance program. The State Children's Health Insurance Program, more commonly known as SCHIP, provides insurance to more than 6 million children nationwide. ...
Malcom in the middle (08/16/07)
If Jen Malcom doesn't have ice in her veins, she at least has the ice to begin with. The Cyclones 6-foot-1 junior middle blocker partakes in that most peculiar of sports rituals: She consumes three cups of ice during film sessions and continues chomping on the sidelines when she comes out of a match...
St. Mary's hire embracing a challenging first season (08/16/07)
The St. Mary's girls basketball team lost everything short of Rylee Paterson and the school mascot, but Herb Besaw figures he has at least one thing going for him. He knows the players. "The girls that are going to be freshmen this year was the first tournament team that I started working with, so I've known those girls for five years," said Besaw, who was hired last month as the Panthers' head coach, replacing Ryan Berg, who stepped down in March after nine years at the helm. ...
Iowa expecting big things from young wide receivers (08/16/07)
Iowa's wide receivers were in a tough spot last season. The Hawkeyes had a senior quarterback, high expectations and a group of young wideouts with more questions than answers. But as Iowa's disappointing 2006 season wore on, the kids got better. Dominique Douglas wound up leading the nation in receptions by a freshman, with 49, and Andy Brodell turned in two dominating performances to close out the season...
State Fair offers two museums for the first time (08/16/07)
Only in its second year, the Great Clay County Fair Bar-b-que Contest will feature grilled pork ribs for 2007. "Each exhibitor will have the option of marinating, rubbing, using bar-b-que sauce or smoking," the contest entry, explains Superintendent Sharon Simington...
SL Chamber of Commerce business is picking up (08/16/07)
The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce office has been a busy place over the past year. As Project AWAYSIS draws closer to completion, businesses and visitors have been stopping by the office to find information on Storm Lake and the surrounding area. "These new faces in our community will spend their dollars on food, gas, lodging, and their number one activity: shopping," Marilyn Monson of the Chamber said. ...
SL teen wins Tyson writing contest (08/16/07)
Nancy Saengkio was chosen as the overall winner in a recent essay contest that involved more than 120 Tyson locations, in 20 countries. Nancy was encouraged to write the essay by her sister and several of her Storm Lake High School teachers. The essay was to be at least 1000 words but could not exceed three typed pages. The topic was to focus on how technology has changed the way food processors operate...
Funeral Arrangements (08/16/07)
William Jackes Oct. 3, 1914- Aug. 11, 2007 William Edward Jackes, 92, Fort Pierce, Fla., passed away on Aug.11, surrounded by his family. Services were on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 3 p.m. at the Holstein United Methodist Church with Pastor Todd Schlitter officiating. Burial is in the Holstein Cemetery with full military rites by Dessel Schmidt American Legion Post #225 of Holstein. Visitation was on Tuesday from 5- 8 p.m. with the family present at the Barker Funeral Home in Holstein...
Letter from the Editor (08/16/07)
Yes, if there is one thing we have learned in the long, proud history of this great democracy, it is that America may not be ready yet to elect a rich white man as president. It is a hard burden to bear, this white maleness. Not only are they the minority on both counts in many places, it is as though they were invisible to society, pale and devoid of cleaveage, segregated away into their gated suburb ghettos...
Jones' View (08/16/07)
I hate waking up to my alarm clock going off, no matter if it's radio, CD or just the annoying alarm, I despise that alarm clock. I put up with it because I do need to wake up in the morning and I'm not an easy early riser. The other morning I had to laugh because I was trying to wake up in the morning and I was sleepily slapping at the snooze button - and my hand went right through the alarm clock...
Readers Respond (08/16/07)
Reflections on Iraq I was rather disturbed by Kathryn Lopez's column "Read, Before You Surrender" in the Aug. 2 issue of the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune. The column read like nothing more than pro-war propaganda to me. Mr. Yon, a self-proclaimed independent journalist/Internet blogger featured in Lopez's column, claims that American troops should stay the course in Iraq. I respectfully disagree with him...