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Stories from Thursday, August 23, 2007

Three new educators join staff (08/23/07)
Three new teachers have joined the dedicated staff with the Alta School District. Each is ready to share her love for education. Lindsay Brown will be teaching high school Spanish. She previously taught Spanish at Battle Creek-Ida Grove High School...
City election nears; three terms are up (08/23/07)
Three city council terms will be up this year. If you are interested in the government that rules the city, maybe you should consider taking out nomination papers which will be available at city hall or at the auditor's office at the Buena Vista County Court house beginning Monday. Nomination papers must be returned by Sept. 20; the election will be held Nov. 6...
Fish tales straight out of Alaska (08/23/07)
The fifth annual fishing trip in Alaska, hosted by Dick Anderson, was another successful sporting event for the participants. Six fishermen brought home 804 pounds of fillets including ling cod, silver salmon, yellow-eyed rockfish and halibut. The largest fish caught was a 110-halibut...
Burns, Egland to retire from SL city council (08/23/07)
At least two new people will be on the Storm Lake City Council after the November 6 election. Council members Julie Egland and Wally Burns have each decided not to run for new terms. They have a combine experienced of 20 years on the council. "I'm going to focus on my business," Egland, owner of Kristis Kandies said. "Business has been getting stronger."...
SL After School programs win $136,500 state grant (08/23/07)
Storm Lake is one of only five school districts in Iowa to be approved for a major state grant for its before and after school programs, the Iowa Department of Education announced Wednesday. The school district will receive $136,500 to continue and expand upon its successful programs. The legislature in 2007 appropriated funds to enhance before-and-after school efforts in order to enhance student academic performance...
Storm floods streets, fields (08/23/07)
It may not be time to gather up the animals two-by-two, but it's close. Thunderstorms dropped up to six inches of rain in the area in a dramatic three-hour period overnight Tuesday, flooding streets in Storm Lake so deep that some motorists became stranded in water too deep for police to push them out. Winds were clocked at up to 70 miles per hour, and at least one large tree was knocked down...
SL City Council approves new four-way stop intersection (08/23/07)
The Storm Lake City Council approved all three readings for an ordinance that would place a four-way stop at the intersection of East Fourth Street and Expansion Boulevard. According to Public Safety Director Mark Prosser, concerns of an increase of traffic in the area with the new jail opening in the area brought up the request before August 7, the day of National Night Out. Itwas also one of the topics disucssed at the block parties in the area...
Funeral Arrangements (08/23/07)
Marjorie Lucille Jimmerson Marjorie Lucille Jimmerson, 83, Alta passed away on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, after a brief illness. Memorial Services were held Monday, Aug. 20 at the United Methodist Church in Alta with Pastor Terry W. Pollard officiating. Inurnment was at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Alta. Barker Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of arrangements...
BVU ranks among America's best colleges (08/23/07)
Buena Vista University has been named a top school in U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2008" publication. In the Midwestern Baccalaureate category, BVU is ranked 12th for academic quality. "America's Best Colleges 2008" formulates this rating through an accumulation of data on a peer assessment test, freshman retention rate, graduation rate, class size and student/faculty ratio. ...
Grand Meadow Heritage Center undertakes restoration (08/23/07)
With its Heritage Days celebration just around the corner, the Grand Meadow Heritage Center has been the location of a flurry of activity these past summer months. Not only has much of this activity centered around some repair and restoration work on one of the Center's existing buildings, but a new addition has been made to the Center as well...
N-F ahead of last year's pace (08/23/07)
Newell-Fonda's volleyball team is hoping to capture a league title after tying for second place in the Northwest Conference last year. To do so, the Mustangs must replace two starters from last year's club. "The team came together towards the end of last season and gained some valuable experience," said Newell-Fonda coach Craig Davis, who is assisted by Patti Demers...
Passing game a major focus for Alta volleyball team (08/23/07)
The Alta volleyball team has some big shoes to fill. Gone are, among others, Jahde Hammer, Dee Hinkeldey, Megan Suhr, Brooke Schroeder and Amy Huseman, who led the Cyclones to the Northwest Conference title with a record of 7-0 and an overall finish of 16-1...
Depth is a concern for Tornadoes (08/23/07)
Can speed and strength make up for a lack of depth? Who will hold the keys to Storm Lake's shotgun offense? Several gray areas - including the identity of the Tornadoes' starting sky captain - should become less foggy after the team's intrasquad scrimmage tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Storm Lake High...
Plans progress for Labor Day events in SL (08/23/07)
This year, the HyNoon Kiwanis will roll out the red carpet and roll in the classic cars. Over 150 cars are expected to participate in the 13th annual classic car show in Chautauqua Park on the shores of Storm Lake on Sunday, September 2. The show runs from noon-2 p.m. This event serves as a fundraiser for Santa's Castle...
Rust's Western Shed moves to larger location (08/23/07)
Rust's Western Shed has been an established business on Lake Avenue through many changes in the business community. However, Mike Rust has moved from his old location, 507 Lake Avenue to 506 Lake Avenue. "There are always changes in business and we were able to grow," owner Mike Rust said...
Buena Vista Glass under new ownership (08/23/07)
Matt and Doug Imming are the new owners of Buena Vista Glass. The Imming brothers took ownership early in June. "Russ and Kay (Schneider) were looking to retire and asked us if we were interested in the business and it's been an interesting experience since," Matt said. "Business has been good."...
Funeral Arrangements (08/23/07)
Grace Miller Nov. 24, 1922 - Aug. 19, 2007 Grace Miller, 84, died Sunday, Aug. 19, at her home in Fonda. Services for Mrs. Miller will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda. Reverend Thomas Hart will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial is in Mount Zion Cemetery in Fonda. The Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (08/23/07)
This summer, I took my two kids to the campus where I went to school - at least, as I vaguely remember - I was at least enrolled. The visit was a baldfaced ruse to predispose them to follow in my own choice of academic footsteps, for reasons that escape me. If I was in fact so loyal to my alma mater, one would think I might have repaid the roughly 2,000 outstanding parking tickets I still owe there, or have returned the Dean's shower curtain...
Jones' View (08/23/07)
Immigration is a hot button issue not only for our community but the presidential election and beyond. From people wanting to better control borders to those who insist that any immigration is a dire threat to our national security, it's a key talking point everywhere...