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Stories from Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Romney returns to area, calls bin Laden 'face of evil' (09/11/07)
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney hammered Saturday on radical jihadists and Iran's nuclear potential while campaigning in the Little Sioux River Valley, where residents enjoy rodeos, symphonies and county fairs. Romney said while visiting the campus of Western Iowa Tech in Cherokee that the new videotaped message from al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is nearly impossible for Americans to understand...
Kreative in the kitchen (09/11/07)
The Storm Lake High School Kreative Kitchen is open once again. The Kitchen is under the management of instructor Becky Stille; the cooks are made up of students from the creative foods class. The students learn not only to prepare meals but how to plan, shop and serve the meals. A cornucopia of meals will be served to the public starting Sept. 14...
State Farm offers grants for student led service projects; proposals must be submitted by Oct. 12 (09/11/07)
Grants ranging from $25,000 - $100,000 are being offered by the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. Applicants may request any amount within this range based on a required budget which outlines project expenses. Request for Proposals (RFP) must be submitted online by Oct. 12. Complete details and contact information is available at www.statefarmab.com...
Registration deadline is Sept. 21 for next ACT tests (09/11/07)
The next ACT test will be administered on October 27, 2007. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register by September 21 - the deadline for having the registration postmarked. There is an additional late registration postmark deadline of October 5, however, an extra fee is charged for late registrations. Students can register online at www.actstudent.org, or pick up registration forms from high school counseling offices...
Hustedts Benefit from Iowa Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Program (09/11/07)
Joel Hustedt's desire is to farm. After attending college and earning a degree in sports management from Buena Vista University, he was able to return home to Galva and farm with his parents, Randy and Karla Hustedt, by renting land from his grandmother, Phyllis Hustedt...
Jensen and Lalone Lead BVU Community Campaign (09/11/07)
Leaders of this year's Buena Vista University community fundraising campaign are Nathan Jensen, owner of Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Homes and Cremation Center, and Gary Lalone, CEO of the Storm Lake Area Development Corporation and the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce...
U.S. Attorney speaks in Cherokee about Internet safety (09/11/07)
United States Attorney for northern Iowa Matt M. Dummermuth is scheduled to speak about Internet safety to middle school students in Cherokee today. Dummermuth has created a presentation to caution students and teachers about Internet predators who seek to sexually exploit children...
After gangs: upward struggle (09/11/07)
Jesus Marcellus, 27, is making a new life for himself in northwest Iowa, working as a prep cook in hopes of saving the money he needs to learn to be a chef. He is also working on repairing the torn relationships in his life. Coming of age in Fort Worth, Texas, there was a time when no such hope was on the horizon...
Summer of '42 (09/11/07)
Storm Lake High School has been an important part of the lives of thousands of graduates through the years - and the memories even more so. The graduates of 1942 have remained close since they walked out of the high school and on the average, they get together every five years - in fact, the local members of the class usually get together one Tuesday a month for breakfast. If an out-of-towner classmate is in the area, the breakfast date is switched to include him or her, as well...
UN brings global warming issue to SL (09/11/07)
Storm Lake has been chosen as one of two sites statewide for United Nations-related forums on global warming and climate change issues. "This is an important issue for our country, and the thought is that if we can begin to have open public discussion on the scientific facts, maybe something positive can be done," said Danuta Hutchins, a Storm Lake educator who has been helping to organize the effort with the Iowa United Nations Association...
Anniversaries (09/11/07)
Marshall and Janice Peterson Marshall and Janice Peterson of rural Laurens, were married Sept.18, 1957, at Jackson, Minnesota. The public is invited to send cards honoring their 50th wedding anniversary to their address: 47464 110 Ave., Laurens, IA 50554. The card shower is being hosted by their family...
Weddings (09/11/07)
Kayla and Matthew Turner Kayla Boettcher, formerly of Storm Lake, and Matthew Turner, Sitka, Alaska were married July 7 on a boat in Sitka, Alaska. Kayla is the daughter of Lloyd and JoAnn Boettcher. Matthew is the son of Jim and Tammy Turner. Lloyd and JoAnn Boettcher will host a reception for Kayla and Matthew at the Storm Lake Sunrise Pointe Clubhouse on Oct. ...
BVRMC displays Ansorge's photography this fall (09/11/07)
During the months of September, October, and November BVRMC will showcase Bob Ansorge's photography. The Storm Lake artist's work can be seen across from the Bistro. Bob Ansorge is the owner of Buntrock-Salie Photography in Storm Lake, he has a long family history with the camera. His grandfather's hobby was photography, as was Bob's dad, and his parent's wedding was filmed on colored movie film in 1936...
Iowa Pheasant numbers steady from last year (09/11/07)
It is not exactly the combination pheasant hunters and wildlife experts would draw up for good pheasant survival - a blizzard in March, an ice storm and flooding during the early spring nesting season. Iowa pheasants endured a rough year, but with that said, Iowa will maintain its position as a top pheasant hunting state in the country. ...
Area teams run at Galva-Holstein cross country meet Saturday (09/11/07)
The Sioux Central boys cross country team finished seventh in a 24-team field at the Galva-Holstein Invitational Saturday. Once again, the Rebels were led by junior Andy Saunders with a 32nd place finish in a time of 18:54. Will Franzmeier placed 37th, followed closely by Andrew Lichter in 38th, in 19:36 and 19:40 respectively...
Friday night tells different gridiron tales (09/11/07)
Galva-Holstein and Laurens-Marathon recorded their first victories of the season, while Sioux Central lost a heartbreaker in area high school football action Friday. Sioux Central went on the road and led Prairie Valley of Gowrie 14-0 at halftime and 22-21 with two minutes left, but PV put in a two-point conversion and went on for the 23-22 victory as the youth-laden Rebels dipped to 0-2...
Cyclones net silver at RC-L tourney (09/11/07)
Alta hiked its volleyball record to 7-2 after beating four teams and finishing second Saturday at the Rockwell City-Lytton Invitational. "This was a good day of volleyball. We got to see a lot of different types of teams and we learned how important the fundamentals are to winning," said Cyclones coach Jeannie Henningsen, whose team went 4-1 on the day...
Tornadoes play 'best match so far' at E'Hawk Invitational (09/11/07)
Storm Lake played what coach Kim Johnson called its "best match of the year so far" in a tight loss to Bishop Garrigan of Algona and went 1-3 for fourth place here in a volleyball quadrangular Saturday. The Tornadoes' match record stood at 2-5 after Saturday, meaning they need four more wins to equal last season's total...
Artisans' Road Trip returns to area for fall (09/11/07)
Northwest Iowa's Self-Guided Open Studio Art Tour will return Saturday and Sunday October 13-14. Welcome to Artisans Road Trip 2007 - Happy travels! Art lovers will get a chance to tour as many studios as they would like, getting to meet many of the region's top artists in a wide range of genres, see their best work, and get the rare opportunity to learn how their pieces originate...
A cappella band rocking the fair (09/11/07)
Named for a historic watering hole in Minnesota, Marccoux Corner has become one of the midwest's favorite a cappella groups. The foursome will perform free concerts for Clay County Fair visitors from Friday, Sept. 14 - Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Northwest Federal Tent Theater, at 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. each day...
Letter from the Editor (09/11/07)
The front page of the Register told us that Iowa is Oprah and Dr. Phil country. Apparently they get their highest ratings of anywhere in the nation right here in the heartland. Now, I've got nothing bad to say about The Big O?or the Good Doc - mainly because I'm one of the few persons on the planet to have never seen either of their shows...
Can Batterers Be Treated? (09/11/07)
October will be National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and while there is often a lot of focus on victims during this month of awareness building, there is often less focus on batterers. As an advocate against domestic violence and the author of a book on transitioning from victim to survivor, I've decided to offer my thoughts on batterers...
Glawe's Outlook (09/11/07)
Mothers of high schoolers - let's all take a break and meet at the spa for some very much needed rest and relaxation for a day to see how our offspring fare without us around. We have spent hours upon hours to get to this point in our lives, and theirs...