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Stories from Thursday, September 27, 2007

Randall joins race for city council (09/27/07)
Scott Randall has not been shy about wanting to be in public service, he ran for Storm Lake City Council in 1998 and for Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors the following year. This year he hopes to help the city continue on "the right direction."...
Engagements (09/27/07)
Tabitha Miller and Justin Lightfoot Michael and Robin Miller, Alta, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tabitha Marie Miller to Justin Aaron Lightfoot, both of Ballwin, MO. Tabitha is a graduate of Alta High School and earned a BA in communication studies from Iowa State University. She is employed at AFFINA...
'Rock the Roof Road Show' set for Saturday (09/27/07)
It will be a rockin' night at the Alta Community Center Sept. 29 as the Alta Firefighters host the "Rock the Roof Road Show", held in conjunction with the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door. For $10, you will have the chance to hear four of the area's best rock and roll bands...
Dr. Schultz says good-bye after 12 years on the SL school board (09/27/07)
Mark Schultz said a sad goodbye Tuesday to his school board position that he has held for 12 years. He was voted out in the recent election. Retired teacher Barb Seiler was voted in. "It's been a pleasure to be working with four scientists," he said of his co-board members. "We all have a lot of passion for this job." For 11 years, Schultz served as the president of the board...
Dodd reveals rural revitalization plan in SL (09/27/07)
Presidential candidate Chris Dodd is scheduled to unveil his Rural Revitalization Proposal in a tour of northwest Iowa this weekend. Dodd, the Connecticut senator, will host a Community Kitchen Table on rural economic development Saturday at 11:45 a.m. at Seibens Forum, Buena Vista University. The event is open to the public...
Glad to be American (09/27/07)
The eighth grade students at Alta Middle School have realized that it is difficult for immigrants to become citizens of the United States - and how happy they are they are already citizens of this country! Sue Piercy's civic class discussed the importance of being a good citizen which lead to the questions about what are the duties and responsibilities of being a good citizen. That lead to the idea about what does it take to be a citizen...
Planting a seed of peace (09/27/07)
Last Friday marked the 27th anniversary of the United Nation's International Day of Peace. Events took place in communities across Iowa, including Iowa City, Ames and at our own Buena Vista University. BVU students Janet Pedrosa, Jaren Greene and Mychy Mathis worked together with Leon Williams, Director of Intercultural Programs, to put together a tree-planting ceremony that included song, dance and several speakers from the university...
ICCC takes a personal look at energy (09/27/07)
As Ray Beets talked about energy on the first day of classes at Iowa Central Community College, some of his questions fell close to home - or even inside the home. "How would you handle the flood if you didn't have sump-pumping motors getting it out of your basement?" asked Beets, director of the industrial technology department...
Anniversaries (09/27/07)
Roger and Delores Sievers Roger and Delores Sievers, Storm Lake will be celebrating their 50th anniversary on Sept. 29. They were married at St. John's Lutheran Church in Albert City. Their family includes Rhonda Sievers, Plattsmouth Neb.; Denise Sievers, Spencer. Their son Gregory passed away two years ago. They have three grandchildren- Trudy Sievers, Phoenix; Katie Sievers, Cedar Rapids; Amanda Ishikawa, Honolulu...
Engagements (09/27/07)
Rebecca Bouchard and Kirby Mosbach Rebecca Bouchard, Remsen, and Kirby Mosbach, Storm Lake are proud to announce their engagement. Rebecca is the daughter of LeDen and Sandra Pingel, Cleghorn, and is a teacher at Cherokee Mental Health. Kirby is the son of Lyle and Joyce Mosbach, Storm Lake. He is employed at the Alta Implement...
Working to save one-room schools (09/27/07)
Old school is new school, at least when it comes to preserving Iowa's history. No less than 80 of Iowa's 99 counties have at least one old one-room school that's been turned into a museum - including the Elk Center Schoolhouse in Storm Lake, one of the last of nearly 100 one-room schools built in Buena Vista County from 1885 to the early 1900s...
Double trouble (09/27/07)
Kylie to Kacie for the kill. The sisterly combo is proving deadly for Laurens-Marathon's volleyball team this season. And it's playing like a broken record throughout Northwest Iowa gymnasiums as the Class 1A No. 9-ranked Chargers seek a Northwest Conference title - and more - in their first year since exiting the Twin Lakes...
Tornado boys fourth, girls eighth at Denison (09/27/07)
Storm Lake's most dangerous runner on the boys team is back, and he won an individual title in his first race of the season Tuesday. Freddy Mendoza, a senior who just became academically eligible, went 15 minutes, 10 seconds for gold at the Denison Invitational on a course about 300 meters short of the standard 5-kilometer route that boys cross country teams run...
Districts start to get interesting (09/27/07)
Week 5 presents a chance for Alta, Aurelia, Newell-Fonda, Laurens-Marathon and Galva-Holstein to improve to 3-0 in their respective districts. Schaller-Crestland will seek its first district victory, while Storm Lake and Sioux Central are hunting down their first victories period...
Braves trip Storm Lake netters, 3-0 (09/27/07)
Storm Lake dropped an 0-3 (25-27, 14-25, 19-25) decision to the Cherokee volleyball team at home Tuesday, falling to 6-10 overall and 0-3 in the Lakes in the process. "The first game was a nail biter. It was close most of the time and back and forth at the end. ...
Area harriers battle rain at Alta meet; SC's Rushton 3rd (09/27/07)
Sioux Central's Jen Rushton had the best area time at the Alta Cross Country Invitational on a rainy Monday at Alta Country Club, touring the 4-kilometer course in 18 minutes flat for third place. Alta was led by Anne Curbow on the girls side and Quentin Thomas on the boys side...
Beavers hope to end offensive woes against No. 8 Central (09/27/07)
After being shutout in back-to-back contests to open conference play, the Buena Vista football team (1-2, 0-2 IIAC) is staying positive and working to get back on track for its upcoming showdown with unbeaten and eighth-ranked Central College on Saturday afternoon...
Area Events (09/27/07)
BobKat's goes out with a bang Friday "Bob Kat's" in Early has been sold, but one last musical celebration is on tap for the local hotspot. Owners Bob and Kathy invite everyone to a last hurrah to celebrate the public's patrronage over the years, this Friday, September 28...
A&A Automotive is part of a dream (09/27/07)
Many people may know Adam Kutz from his 10 years of service at Schuelke Auto, however in mid-August, Kutz was able to fufill of dream: opening his own shop. "This was always a goal of mine when I first started as a mechanic, I always wanted my own shop," Kutz said...
Brooks to host workshop in Storm Lake (09/27/07)
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 project development in the country. The Storm Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau has obtained the services of Roger and he will be in Storm Lake from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11...
Funeral Arrangements (09/27/07)
Donald Loyd Bryan Dec. 4, 1944 - Sept. 22, 2007 Donald Loyd Bryan suddenly passed away Sept. 22. as a result of a tractor accident on the farm. Services were held 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen officiated. Military services were held by Glen Pederson Post #1- American Legion in Spencer. Interment was in Logan Township Cemetery in Rural Gillet Grove...
Readers Respond (09/27/07)
Neighborly schools BY GERALD SCHNEPF / Director, Keep Iowa Beautiful Yesterday's schools were truly "neighborhood" schools - they were a part of the community or area in which they were located. Everyone was involved in or felt they were a part of the school. The students came from the immediate area around the school...
Jones' Outlook (09/27/07)
Storm Lake could have temporally called itself "Constructionville" this summer - the new jail, King's Pointe Waterpark Resort, road construction and businesses building or moving. Instead of traffic jams with cars and pickups it was traffic jams of semis full of construction supplies and backhoes...
Letter from the Editor (09/27/07)
There is a quiet but impassioned discussion going on in the Newell-Fonda communities this season, as school opened with a registered sex offender in the classroom - not as a staff member, but as one of the students. This is a circumstance that seemingly never crossed state leader's minds. Iowa has maintained a somewhat controversial law preventing convicted sexual offenders from coming onto school grounds or living near a school or other places that children congregate...