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Stories from Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Area agland value rockets up again; could it be too much, too fast? (09/18/07)
Agland prices in northwest Iowa continue to climb rapidly, and some experts feel it may be impossible to keep up the pace. With alternative fuels driving up demand for crops, northwest Iowa agland value has shot up 9.8 percent in the past six months, according to a new survey announced Monday, on top of 17 percent statewide increases over the previous year - all based on the outlook for $4 corn...
Million-dollar windfall to help out SL dredging (09/18/07)
The Storm Lake City Council approved a motion Monday to allow City Administrator Patti Moore to sign an agreement with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources that is expected to bring a one-time grant of a million dollars to assist Storm Lake dredging...
Will Iowa put brakes on teens? (09/18/07)
A recent spate of deadly traffic accidents involving teenagers has some reconsidering the restrictions Iowa places on teen drivers. Accidents in recent days have killed teens in several Iowa cities including LeMars, renewing calls from some who have lobbied for more than two years to modify Iowa's teen driving laws...
New CD series uses animal voices to educate children on farm safety (09/18/07)
Farm animals have starring roles in a new CD series created to educate children about the dangers found on the farm. ?"As farmers approach fall harvesting, farm safety is of high concern for workers and especially for parents of farm children," says Vickie Harbert of Farm Safety USA which produced the four CD series...
City inks deal: Fly Iowa event for '08 (09/18/07)
The Storm Lake City Council approved an agreement Monday with the Iowa Aviation Promotion Group, IAPG, in hopes of bringing a Fly Iowa air show to Storm Lake next summer. According to City Clerk Justin Yarosevich, the Airport Commission agreed to participate in the program after years of request because Project AWAYSIS is completed...
Tourism guru brings Destination Development Team to Storm Lake (09/18/07)
Roger Brooks, a founding member of the award-winning Destination Development Team, has worked in tourism and economic development for more than 20 years, and has become one of the most recognized experts in the field of tourism, consumer trends, marketing and prodect development in the country. The Storm Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau has obtained the services of Brooks and he will be in Storm Lake from Oct. 9- 11...
BVU offers ACES Events to the public (09/18/07)
Learn about the traditions of Buena Vista University and the threats of binge drinking to young people, at upcoming ACES events at BVU(Academic and Cultural Events Series). All of the following events are open to the public and free of charge. On Monday, Sept. 24, from 4 - 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Science Center Room 126 and Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 - 8 p.m. at Science Center Room 126 at program will be presented entitled "Beavers Forever - How Will You Leave Your Mark? "...
Classroom without walls (09/18/07)
Storm Lake High School Advanced Career Exploration (ACE) students are given the opportunity to not only explore career choices but go out into the work world and experience those careers. Currently, there are nine students working in nine Storm Lake businesses.?...
St. John's hosts chicken dinner (09/18/07)
St. John's Lutheran Church in Storm Lake will serve a chicken dinner and have a silent auction from 5 - 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 in the church basement. This year those attending may either eat in or take out. The dinner will feature grilled chicken breasts and hind quarters, handmade potato salad and coleslaw, baked beans, dinner rolls, ice cream, and beverage...
Engagements (09/18/07)
Kirk Johnson and Jaci McLaughlin Ron and Maralyn McLaughlin, Fonda and Jeanine Johnson, Storm Lake are pleased to announce the marriage of their children Jaci McLaughlin and Kirk Allen Johnson. The wedding will be on Sept. 29 at the United Church of Christ in Fonda with a reception to follow at the KC Hall...
Demand rising for Islamic classes (09/18/07)
In a front corner of a Schaeffer Hall classroom, University of Iowa junior Sam Dennis sat at a desk scribbling notes about Israeli-U.S. relations during a recent Introduction to Politics in the Middle Eastern World class. "This is not a political issue. ...
Mustangs extend streak (09/18/07)
Newell-Fonda's 22-19 win Friday over Schaller-Crestland's football team kept the Mustangs in good company with some of the state's top programs. The Class A District 3 opening victory was N-F's 11th straight district win. The last time Newell-Fonda lost a district game was Oct. 21, 2005, when it fell to West Bend-Mallard by a 9-7 score...
Rebel netters fall to stiff competition at Cherokee (09/18/07)
Sioux Central went 0-4 here at a volleyball tournament Saturday, dropping all four matches in two straight games. It was the fifth loss in a row for the Rebels (7-10), who fell to MOC-Floyd Valley, Sioux City North, Hinton and River Valley, in that order...
Wartburg runs past BVU, 38-0 (09/18/07)
Wartburg College rolled up 212 yards of the rushing variety and outscored Buena Vista 28-0 in the third quarter, quickly turning a 10-0 halftime advantage into a 38-0 Iowa Conference rout over the Beavers Saturday at Walston-Hoover Stadium. It was the Beavers' first shutout loss since being blanked 13-0 in the season opener at Bethel last season. ...
Alta cruises to Bode title (09/18/07)
Different faces. Similar results. Despite losing the majority of last year's league title-winning volleyball team to graduation, Alta is, for the most part, picking up where it left off. The Cyclones won the Twin River Valley Tournament Saturday, beating Southeast Webster-Grand in Round 1 and the host Thunder in the championship...
Fort Museum honors vets (09/18/07)
The Fort Museum in Fort Dodge has just compled a new large display room to house an extensive collection of World War I and World War II memorabilia. Featured are 144 identified unit patches from WWII, collected from area veterans in a "Letters From Home" campaign during the war. Dozens of men and women sent a patch back home while responsing to the letters...
Funeral Arrangements (09/18/07)
Thomas Wells Aug. 8, 1957- Sept. 12, 2007 Thomas Deland Wells, 50, Fonda, died on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Clarkson Hospital Burn Unit in Omaha, Neb. Services for Mr. Wells were held Monday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda. Reverends Thomas Hart and Rev. Ed Sullivan will concelebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in St. Columbkille Cemetery in Varina. The Mahaney Funeral Home of Fonda was in charge of the arrangements...
Guest Editorial (09/18/07)
Some people fear gravity as they get older, others the loss of sexual power, some even fear granny diapers. Me? I fear becoming a cranky old man. Forget creaky joints; nothing can age one faster than crotchetiness. I have started to see signs of it in my friends and colleagues (okay, even in myself): that increased irritation with having to wait for anything, the feeling that everything is too loud, that no theater seat is comfortable enough, that service is always too slow (at those Early Bird Specials?). ...
Readers Respond (09/18/07)
Just getting started By RANDY HARRINGTON / Storm Lake Why not invite your long lost friends and relatives to come to the new Storm Lake? They'll not only get to see you, but they'll also get to experience the nicest tourist area in the land. Believe me! Get em here once and they'll be back again and again. They'll bring the kids, grandkids, and great grandkids, too! Plus, they'll be so excited, they'll tell everybody they know...
Glawe's Outlook (09/18/07)
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...