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Stories from Thursday, October 4, 2007

KKK rally called off in SL (10/04/07)
An Alta man who had been serving as Grand Dragon and leader of the Missouri and Iowa realms of the Church of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan told the Pilot-Tribune Wednesday that he has called off the controversial rally he had planned for Storm Lake in November...
Three separate events will support community programs, projects (10/04/07)
Cyclone Boosters to serve chili The Alta Cyclone Booster Club will host a chili feed tonight, Thursday, from 5-6:30 p.m. before the Homecoming parade begins. the meal will be served at Cone Auction. A free will offering will be taken. DARE breakfast is Sunday...
Brent Vernon to be in concert of music and comedy at United Methodist Church (10/04/07)
Brent Vernon will be in concert at the Alta United Methodist Church, 218 Prospect St., on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 10:45 a.m. He will also perform at the Schaller United Methodist Church, 209 W. 3rd St. in Schaller, the same day at 6:30 p.m. Vernon, 29, from southern Florida, is a writer, illustrator and performing musician.Since the summer of 1995, Brent has toured in 48 states, Canada, Australia and the Carribbean executing a calender of 210 concerts each year in schools. ...
Anniversaries (10/04/07)
Darlene and Milton Caboth Milton and Darlene Caboth, Alta, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 13, 2007. They were married at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Alta. Their family includes Mark and his wife Pam, and their children Christy, Caleb and Curtis of Estherville; Michelle Swanson and her husband Byron, and their children Amanda, Matthew and Michael of Aurelia...
BV Community Theatre Board makes annual donation to school for Roxy use (10/04/07)
The Buena Vista Community theatre board presented a check for $1,528.79 to the Alta School this week. The monies are half of the profits made during the summer performance of "Carousel." For the past seven years, as records indicate, the theatre board has made a donation to the school, which owns the Roxy and allows the presentations to take place in the summer and provides a meeting spot for the board to meet, in the amount of $11,000. The funds are used for a variety of purposes...
A vision for Alta: working toward prosperity for all (10/04/07)
Horizons focuses on building leadership to reduce poverty in small communities with poverty rates greater than 10%. Alta is one of 20 Horizons communities in Iowa. Horizons is funded by the Northwest Area Foundation, and led in Iowa by Iowa State University Extension. Over 75 Alta residents have already participated in Horizons activities which include a Spotlight meeting, a Steering Committee, Study Circles, Leadership Plenty® and Visioning sessions...
Casey's celebrates 30 years (10/04/07)
Casey's has been providing Alta residents and even passersby quality service and products for the past 30 years under only two managers. Sandy Nicholson served as manager from 1977-95 and Deb Aberson came on board in December of 1995 and has been manager since...
A not so sweet apple orchard harvest this year (10/04/07)
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away." But in some parts of northwest Iowa an early spring frost killed a lot of blossoms on apple trees causing many trees to have reduced numbers of apples, especially on the early varieties. As if the frost wasn't hard enough to get through, some producers also experienced damaging hail damage when the apples were quite small. The hail stunted growth on apples that were struck...
SL Marching Band at Festival, warm up for State (10/04/07)
The Storm Lake High School Marching Band participated in the 59th annual Algona Band Day on Saturday, Sept. 29. The day includes a competitive parade in the afternoon and a field competition in the evening. A beautiful fall day was host to this event that gave the SLHS students a little larger view of what bands in other schools do. This contest is primarily used as a warm-up for the State Festival...
Trading Spaces (10/04/07)
Agnes Callinan prefers to cook from scratch, but the ingredients in American grocery stores occasionally make it difficult for her. The cheesecake she made last week collapsed because the gelatin she bought here didn't behave as expected. "It still tasted good, it just didn't look right," she said. "I should have used a bowl to serve it instead of a plate."...
Contracts for elementary school total $12.5m; under expectations (10/04/07)
The Storm Lake School Board accepted four bids Tuesday for the construction of the new elementary school, adding up to a price tag lower than anticipated. Woodruff Construction, a familiar firm from Fort Dodge that constructed Buena Vista's science center and the BV County Jail, will serve as the general contractor at a cost of $8.2 million. ...
Iowa reps pledge to beat Bush veto (10/04/07)
President Bush on Wednesday vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have dramatically expanded the Children's Health Insurance program. Iowa's senators, and Democratic candidates for president, were quick to skewer the president for the action. The decision was also met with concern in the Storm Lake health care community...
Engagements (10/04/07)
Richard Goscinski and Tami Davison Richard Goscinski and Tami Davison, Clear Lake would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Richard is a 1994 graduate of Newell-Fonda High School. He is currently employed at Winnebago in Forest City. He is the son of Judy and Richard Goscinski, Newell...
Weddings (10/04/07)
Lisa and Troy Ehlers Troy Ehlers and Lisa Borden were married Aug. 31, in Cody, WY. To celebrate their marriage, an open house will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1-5 p.m. at the Sanborn Community Center located at 225 Main St. Sanborn. Troy and Lisa are residents at 3407 Harcourt Dr. in Ames. Troy is the son of Edgar and Marcella Ehlers...
NW Iowa child bitten by rabid bat (10/04/07)
A six-year-old Sioux City, boy was treated for rabies after he was bitten by a rabid bat, health officials said. The boy was bitten in his home last week and was treated immediately, said Chuck Cipperley, director of environmental services at the Siouxland District Health Department...
Hailstorm ruins some area beans (10/04/07)
Farmers in western Iowa are hearing a sound they'd rather avoid - "pop." It's the sound of soybeans springing from their pods, an aftereffect of a hail storm that smacked parts of western Iowa on Sunday afternoon. For some, like farmer Eric O'Connell, the damage could end up costing thousands of dollars...
Friday Night Focus (10/04/07)
The sweet taste of homecoming victory. A 4-0 start in district play. Storm Lake and Schaller-Crestland want the former tomorrow. Aurelia and Newell-Fonda want the latter. And Alta wants both. A look at some of Week 6's area prep football matchups: Can Storm Lake make it two in a row - and on homecoming week nonetheless?...
Wildcats upset Alta (10/04/07)
Alyssa Ringgenberg dished out 38 assists and Roxanne Grundmeier downed 12 kills as Schaller-Crestland upset the Class 1A No. 11-ranked Alta volleyball team 3-2 here Tuesday. Game scores, in favor of the Wildcats, were 25-27, 25-12, 25-19, 20-25, 15-8...
Grandmaster Pilot: Jones discovers Tae Kwon Do (10/04/07)
Pilot-Tribune reporter Jeff Jones has discovered a new means by which to lose weight and feel great. Tae Kwon Do. "I originally wanted to join martial arts to lose weight," said Jones, 23, fresh off a second-place divisional finish in the board break at last weekend's Jung's Tae Kwon Do Academy Invitational Tournament in Cedar Rapids, his first formal competition in the Korean sport focusing on hand-and-foot, non-weapon combat techniques...
The Mendoza Line: Two meets, two victories (10/04/07)
Two races. Two gold medals. Storm Lake Homecoming King Freddy Mendoza charged 17:05 over 5 kilometers here Tuesday at the Cherokee Cross Country Invitational held at the Mental Health Institute, backing up his victorious season debut at Denison with another individual title after being declared academically eligible just a week ago...
HWC plays up to its No. 1 ranking (10/04/07)
The Storm Lake volleyball team fell to 7-14 overall and 1-4 in the Lakes Tuesday after 2A top-ranked Hull Western Christian swept through town with a swift 25-6, 25-8, 25-4 league victory. "Western Christian has another solid team and played very well tonight. ...
'Unseen Altars' exhibit opens (10/04/07)
The new Witter Gallery one-woman show "Unseen Altars" isn't the kind of thing you go to and make immediate sense of. It's the kind of show you wrinkle your brow at, pretend to your companions that you get it oh-so-completely, go home and roll about in your sleep for a couple nights trying to sort it all out...
Event Briefs (10/04/07)
Halloween Hike carves a trail at Sac It is time to sign up for the 23rd Annual Halloween Night Hike. This year the characters of your favorite stories will come to life as you walk through the Sac County Conservation Board night hike, "Living Pages."...
Anytime Fitness announces its grand opening in the Melanders building (10/04/07)
Anytime Fitness, the world's first 24-hour fitness, tanning, and reciprocal membership franchise, is pleased to announce it is open for business in the Melanders building. A grand opening celebration will take place on Saturday, October 20, from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. A 12-hour membership sale will be going on...
Head Start gets eye exam from Vision Care (10/04/07)
Students of the Head Start Program in Storm Lake have been busy getting their eyes checked by Vision Care of Storm Lake at the offices, 600 Ontario Street. Vision Care donates the exams to the program. "They do about 125 exams for free," said Kate Freese of Head Start. "We are very grateful to them. Sometimes there are students that are already experiencing vision issues and it's great that they help with figuring out the needs."...
Babel honored at Business Management Forum (10/04/07)
Brianne Babel, a financial advisor for the financial-service firm Edward Jones in Storm Lake, was one of several financial advisors honored recently at a business management forum in St. Louis, Missouri. Babel was recognized for excellence in business-management skills she has demonstrated. ...
Funeral Arrangements (10/04/07)
Vigorous V. Higgins Dec. 19, 1902 - Sept. 21, 2007 Vigorous V. Higgins, 104, a former Storm Lake resident passed away on Sept. 21 in Lewisville, Texas. Mr. Higgins was born in Castana, Iowa on Dec.19, 1902. After graduating from high school in Onawa, he went attended Morningside College in Sioux City, where he received a business degree in 1926. ...
Letter from the Editor (10/04/07)
Veteran Iowa state legislator P. Dewey Frickinbottom wobbled into the senate chambers, reasonably sober and prepared for the big health issue debate of the day:?should the state give local governments the right to declare "The Ban..." On people hitting themselves in the head with hammers...
Jones' Outlook (10/04/07)
I know that most people may not know the difference between a spinning wheel kick and a reversal kick nor would they really care to know. But sometimes its hard to go to demonstrations because people may not understand the differences between the martial arts...