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Stories from Thursday, October 11, 2007

Obituaries (10/11/07)
Harlan Charles Hartwig Harlan Hartwig, 77, of Storm Lake, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Buena Vista Manor, Storm Lake. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at Church of Christ, Storm Lake. Pastor Paul Steele officiated. Burial was at the Storm Lake Cemetery, Storm Lake. Barker Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of arrangements...
Santa's Castle turns on new musical light show (10/11/07)
Prepare to be electrified at Santa's Castle this year - quite literally. "We will be putting together a whole light display for the first time for the Castle, and we are very excited about it," said Marilyn Monson, Director of the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce...
Hubler brings King a debate challenge, but nobody home (10/11/07)
Challenger Rob Hubler came to Storm Lake Wednesday to personally deliver a letter challenging the incumbent western Iowa congressman, Steve King, to a debate over child health insurance. The challenge, however, went unheard. He found the King office closed, and settled for taping his letter to the door...
Teens petition for skate park (10/11/07)
"I have lived in Storm Lake for my entire life, and they have been promising us a skatepark for quite some time now. It's time to get it started," says Sean Wetherell, one of the 104 people as of yesterday who had signed an online petition demanding a skate park in Storm Lake...
Five Honored by Buena Vista University National Alumni Association (10/11/07)
The Buena Vista University (BVU) National Alumni Association honored five individuals over Homecoming weekend for their service to the university and to society. The awards were presented at a special ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 6. Those honored were:...
Weddings (10/11/07)
Leslie and Ryan Mohr A wedding ceremony was held for Leslie Redenbaugh of Storm Lake and Ryan Mohr of Eldridge on Sept. 2 at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake. Rev. Duane Queen officiated. A reception at King Pointe's Water Park Resort followed the ceremony...
State sues 79 drug companies for cheating on prices (10/11/07)
Drug companies inflated prices of prescription drugs by millions of dollars, causing state and federal governments to overpay for medicine prescribed for Medicaid recipients, a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Tom Miller on Tuesday alleged. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, alleges that 79 drug companies intentionally deceived the state Medicaid program, which pays for medical care and drugs for the elderly and poor...
Mustangs cruise past SLSM (10/11/07)
Becky Seivert downed eight kills and Newell-Fonda earned a league tie for second place with Alta and Schaller-Crestland Tuesday, beating the Storm Lake St. Mary's volleyball team 3-0 on Senior Night. The Mustangs won the Northwest Conference match by scores of 25-11, 25-4, 25-22...
Storm Lake's volleyball improvement continues (10/11/07)
Storm Lake's volleyball team, which went winless in the Lakes last year, now has two league victories to its credit. The Tornadoes beat E-LC 3-2 (18-25, 25-22, 25-19, 20-25, 15-12) on the road Tuesday. Tornadoes coach Kim Johnson called it a big win for the program, mainly because the team finished in the fifth game. Storm Lake jumped out to a 5-0 lead before the Midgets tied it up. The Tornadoes trailed by as much as 9-6 before coming back to take the game and the match...
Alta-N-F showdown here at last (10/11/07)
Tomorrow looks like Storm Lake's best shot at its second win this year in what shapes up on paper as a competitive game between 1-5 squads. Football fans trekking to Newell tomorrow night should be in for quite a treat as well. A look at some of the area's Week 7 matchups:...
Luther presents a stiff challenge for BV (10/11/07)
The Buena Vista football team team will look to make it back-to-back wins when it faces Luther on Saturday. The Beavers (2-3, 1-3 IIAC) will be looking for another quick start this week as Luther has scored 53 first half points in five games thus far...
Tornado boys fourth, girls fifth at Lakes meet (10/11/07)
This was just about how things looked to pan out on paper. Storm Lake's boys cross country team took fourth place while the girls earned fifth Tuesday at the Lakes Conference meet on a hilly course hosted by Estherville-Lincoln Central. "How tough is the Lakes? In boys, Spirit Lake is ranked third in the state in (Class 3A) and they got second place in the Lakes meet to Spencer!" Tornadoes coach John Brostad exclaimed. ...
Events in Brief (10/11/07)
Elks host kid's costume bash The Storm Lake children's Halloween Costume Contest returns this year. "We asked the Elks Club to help us out, and they were very excited to jump right on this," said Marilyn Monson, of the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce...
Fall Fishing Forecast (10/11/07)
Autumn is the perfect time to get a family fishing outing in while the weather holds up - it will be a memory in the making for young, and not-so-young. Enjoy the fall colors while you go after the big one. Our friends at the Iowa DNR fisheries program shared some tips for local waters...
Uniq Cuisine brings Thai/Lao culinary experience (10/11/07)
Uniq Xosanavongsa is pleased to have open her new restaurant, Uniq Cuisine. After moving from Des Moines, Uniq liked the idea of celebrating her culture and doing something different. "I use to work for a big corporation for a lot of years and nothing changed and then I decided that it was time for a change," Uniq said. "I love the view of the lake and I can't wait to see the summer after the construction is completed."...
Uniquely You celebrates five years in Storm Lake (10/11/07)
Uniquely You is a small Storm Lake boutique that provides products for women after their fight with breast cancer, offering private fittings and in home visits. Uniquely You is part of Sports Rehab and Professional Therapy Association. Sandy Demers and Melissa Green now run the little boutique and are proud to have been open for five years...
Mills Financial Marketing wins national award in Customer Acquisition (10/11/07)
The American Bankers Association announced the winners of its 2007 Financial Marketing Awards, and Mills Financial Marketing won gold in the "Customer Acquisition" category for its FBB Corporation branding campaign. This is the third award MFM in Storm Lake has brought home from the national competition, winning two categories in 2006...
Funeral Arrangements (10/11/07)
Cindy Richardson June 20, 1953- Oct. 7, 2007 Cindy D. Richardson, 54, Lake View and recently of Storm Lake, died Sunday, Oct. 7, at her home in Lake View. Funeral mass was held on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Reverend William Vit served as the celebrant. Burial is in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Wall Lake. The Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (10/11/07)
They marched across campus, a young woman banging away on an upturned kitchen pot in the lead. CLANG CLANG CLANG... her short pony tail bobs in time. Others blast away on whistles - ZWEETZWEET - or chant again and again: "What do we want? SAFE STREETS! When do we want it? NOW!!"...
Jones' Outlook (10/11/07)
My grandfather passed away a few years ago but I had a special bond with him. My grandmother always said he and I were alike in a lot of ways. I always looked up to my grandpa, and one of the things that he taught both my father and I was how to be a gentleman...
Readers Respond (10/11/07)
'The King of Words' From JEFF PERRILL / Peterson What if you were in a room full of people and one guy kept getting up making long speeches? What would you think of him? That's what our Congressional Representative Steve King has done for five years. While other men and women worked to legislate, he spouted off, always "knowing" exactly what's right and wrong, lecturing his fellow Congressmen...