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Stories from Thursday, September 20, 2007

City hires police veteran as new code enforcement officer (09/20/07)
Storm Lake Police Captain Bob Swanson's plans to "retire" in November didn't last long. Swanson has been hired to start work as the new city code enforcement officer, a longtime goal for the city, only a matter of days after he hangs up his badge...
Kids for Christ builds 'firm foundations' at Summit Church (09/20/07)
Kids ages 4 through sixth grade are invited to gather at Kids for Christ at Summit Church in Alta each Wednesday evening at 6:30 to 8 p.m. from Sept. 19 through Oct. 31. ?"This fall the kids will focus on building their lives on the 'Firm Foundations' of God's Word," say Dennis and Diane Julius, KFC coordinators at Summit Church...
Alta Community Library receives $1,000 grant from Target (09/20/07)
The Alta Community Library was the recipient of a $1,000 grant from Target recently. The grant will be used for the children's storytime program. The storytime program is held the last Tuesday of the month and includes stories, activities and fun. The next storytime will be Sept. 25 beginning at 5:30 p.m...
School board takes care of annual business, welcomes Ila Galvin back as winner in election (09/20/07)
Ila Galvin was welcomed back by the Alta School Board Monday after winning the election that will keep her on the board for an additional three years. Galvin ran unopposed for the position and garnered 22 votes. There were 10 write-in votes. The board took care of other annual business including approving the depositories, attorney, board secretary and official publication for the district...
Making a difference one tab at a time (09/20/07)
Drew Hinners isn't ready to "can" his hobby of collecting tabs that will benefit the families of sick children - in fact, he is just getting started. The first grade student in Sherry Harms' classroom brought in 22 pounds of the tabs to the Alta School last week which should be a challenge for the other students to start, or continue, collecting the tabs. The school provides containers for students to deposit their tabs...
Early clan finds honors and fun with draft ponies (09/20/07)
The Mason family has made their love of draft ponies a family affair. Rich, Jan and Chris Mason live in Early but travel all over the state to show their ponies at fairs. The entire family helps in the production. Uncles, aunts and cousins all come and help with the whole event. Richard drives the team and unicorn hitch and his son, Chris, drives the single pony cart, the four-up and the six-up hitches...
BV County jail holds grand opening event (09/20/07)
Board of Supervisors Chairman Herb Crampton announced today that the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House of the new Buena Vista County Law Enforcement Center, located at 413 Expansion Blvd., Storm Lake will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. The public is invited...
Church battle comes to head (09/20/07)
As a potential deadline nears to throw a dispute over a Linn Grove church into the courtroom, neither the small congregation or the parent church oganization are prepared to give in. Both sides in the unusual debate, however, have hope that discussions can come to a positive resolution before litigation begins...
KC's pitch a new fundraiser to help citizens with intellectual disability (09/20/07)
The Storm Lake Knights of Columbus are about to pitch in once again to raise funds to serve People with intellectual disabilities, with the help of a minor league pro hurler. In the past the Knights hosted the Labor Day car show, but with a lack of manpower, they turned that event over to the Hy-Noon Kiwanis this year. Still, wanting to continue to assist the programs for special needs area residents, they planned to host an omelette breakfast Sunday September 30...
Sunset Bay condo project resets funding, to resume construction (09/20/07)
Construction had ground to a halt in the past few weeks on the Sunset Bay condominium project set on the municipal golf course. Despite a lien filed for $293,000 by Peterson Construction, the project is expected to begin moving forward again. Dan Pomrenke of Regency Company, which owns the development, told the Pilot-Tribune this week that financing for the $20 million, 70-unit upscale condo project has been reset, allowing building to resume...
Anniversaries (09/20/07)
Luella and Albert Zabel Family and friends please join us in celebrating the 70th Wedding Anniversary of Albert and Luella Zabel on Saturday Sept. 29 from 2- 4 p.m. at Galva United Methodist Church.
Engagements (09/20/07)
Joel Fitzpatrick and Jennifer Kniewel The parents of Joel Martin Fitzpatrick, Omaha, Neb, formerly, Storm Lake, and the parents of Jennifer Leigh Kniewel, Omaha, Neb., would like to announce the engagement of their children. Joel is the son of Candy Clough and John Fitzpatrick, Storm Lake. Joel graduated from Storm Lake High School. He attended Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. Joel is the Operations Manager for Centerplate in Omaha, Neb...
Income disparity: gender roles blur (09/20/07)
Kay Hegarty has always made more money than her husband, John, has. When the Shueyville couple first entered the work force - she as a certified public accountant and he as a high school science teacher - the difference in their incomes wasn't substantial...
Romney launches anti-gay marriage ad, Giuliani touts his chances in general election (09/20/07)
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is launching a radio ad touting the strength of his opposition to gay marriage. Romney, who has come under criticism from conservatives for his past support of some gay rights issues, says he is the only major GOP candidate backing a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage...
Alta wins meet, St. Mary's wins first match (09/20/07)
St. Mary's picked up its first win of the season and the Alta Cyclones improved to 13-2 during a triangular volleyball meet here Monday. Alta cruised past St. Mary's 3-0 (25-4, 25-12, 25-10) and was challenged twice in a 3-0 (25-21, 25-11, 25-20) win over Aurelia...
Saunders, Rushton pace area harriers at H-M-S (09/20/07)
Sioux Central's boys placed third and its girls fifth, while Alta took sixth place in each race Monday at the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn cross country invitational. Forty-four girls and 46 boys competed in the varsity races. On the boys side, Sioux Central's Andy Saunders paced area runners, touring the 5-kilometer route in 19 minutes, 38 seconds for 11th place and a medal. Central Lyon's Trev Fiedler won that race in 17:58...
Storm Lake, SC seeking first victory (09/20/07)
Alta, Aurelia, Newell-Fonda and Laurens-Marathon all tasted district victories last week. Storm Lake, Sioux Central and Schaller-Crestland were not so fortunate. Week 4 is about keeping pace in district title races at an early stage of the season - or just plain picking up a victory - depending on each school's plight...
BVU shows positive flashes in loss to Coe (09/20/07)
The Buena Vista volleyball team looked strong early in Game 1 against Coe College on Tuesday night in Storm Lake, but the Kohawks rallied back to take the game and the match (30-26, 30-23, 30-26), sending the Beavers to their eighth straight defeat...
Native American skills on tap for Sanford Museum ar heology event (09/20/07)
The Sanford Museum and Planetarium in Cherokee will host the annual fall meeting of the Iowa Archaeological Society (IAS) on Saturday, Sept. 22 beginning at 10 a.m. The meeting will feature Dr. Chris Widga, Associate Curator of Palaeontology, from the Illinois State Museum as a keynote speaker who will discuss his research on Archaic Hunters on the Eastern Plains...
Watercolor innovations in Arts on Grand workshop (09/20/07)
Arts on Grand in Spencer announces a Mixed Water Media Workshop with Jean Norris Larson Oct. 5 from 6 - 9 p.m. and Saturday Oct. 9, from 9 - 4 p.m. The class will discover ways to enhance watercolor with other mediums such as gouache, pastels and acrylics...
Loews Carpet One Floor and Home continues support for breast cancer research and awareness (09/20/07)
Loews Carpet One Floor and Home will continue its ongoing support for breast cancer research and awareness this October with the Fall 2007 Carpet One Floor and Home Welcomes Your Support event. In partnership with other Carpet One Floor and Home locations throughout North America, Loews Carpet One Floor and Home will raise funds through sales of their exclusive pink ribbon welcome mats. Twenty-five percent of U.S. sales will go the Breast Cancer Research Foundation...
Senate needs to look at common sense energy for Iowa (09/20/07)
Much is at stake with the upcoming Iowa legislative session as well the federal energy legislation currently being proposed in Washington, D.C. The reasonably priced electric energy that Iowans currently enjoy is being ignored as the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal editorially propose that national energy costs have to increase significantly in order to curb growing energy consumption, i.e. to mitigate future global warming...
Funeral Arrangements (09/20/07)
Mary Devine Foster Jan. 25, 1929- Sept. 16, 2007 Mary Devine "Dee" Foster, 78, Storm Lake, died Sunday, Sept. 16, at Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake. Funeral services for Mrs. Foster were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Reverend Bruce Lawler celebrated the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (09/20/07)
Those of us who grew up before the animated talking turd of South Park or even - imagine - before being advised on how not to have a cow, man, by the juvenile delinquent Bart Simpson, learned a portion of our life lessons from silly puppets. Inanimate objects of foam, stick and string that they may have been, they were mentors and confidants. The Muppets, or Sesame Street. Sweet, patient, nonjudgemental little beings. Where have they gone?...
Jones' Outlook (09/20/07)
It's kind of scary to think that I'm getting married. I have just become engaged to my girlfriend and I'm very happy. The actual proposal had me as a nervous wreck. I don't know who came up with the tradition of the proposal, but I would like to ask them what they were thinking...
Readers Respond (09/20/07)
Hats off to Taste of SL BY CANDY CLOUGH / Storm Lake Hats off to the county board of supervisors, the courthouse staff, the Chamber of Commerce, the Arts Council and the Farmer's Market for making Taste of Storm Lake a truly wonderful event this summer! The new location on the courthouse lawn is spacious, inviting, and a great use of public space. You have made downtown Storm Lake the place to be on Thursday nights!...