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Stories from Tuesday, November 20, 2007

'Major player' SL suspect in meth case arrested (11/20/07)
Clay County Sheriff Randy Krukow said his department has located and extradited a 20-year-old Storm Lake woman who may have been "a major player for the distribution of meth in Clay County and the Spencer area." Authorities in Bethany, Mo., came in contact with Vanessa Solis Velasquez late last week and notified the Clay County Sheriff's Office on Friday about the warrant out for her arrest. ...
Kreative Kitchen to serve Nov. 30 (11/20/07)
Kreative Kitchen at Storm Lake High School will prepare a meal Friday, Nov. 30. The meals are prepared by the creative foods class under the direction of Becky Stille. The meal will be served at 12:10 p.m. in Room #18. Cost is $5 and reservations are needed by Wednesday, Nov. 28...
Documentary on SLHS Music Dept. receives award (11/20/07)
The documentary, "Notes: A Noteworthy Story of Music," received an Excellence in Media Production award at the International Student Media Festival. The documentary, which was produced by Buena Vista University Media Studies students, was honored as a Judge's Favorite in the College/University Division.? Jerry Johnson, Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Matt Clark, BVU senior traveled to the festival in Anaheim, Calif. to accept the awards...
Mystical Treasures: unique gifts from around the world (11/20/07)
Helen Henrikson-Schuler has been fascinated by Wicca, a nature-based religion found in various countries throughout the world and connected with traditions of witchcraft by some, but she said she does not practice it at this time. People who walk into Mystical Treasures in Albert City expecting to find Wicca symbols or some kind of costumes will be disappointed...
Condo project still tied up in court, no progress on site (11/20/07)
Steven Tate Construction and Smith Concrete have filed cross petitions against Sunset Bay Condominiums and Regency Commercial Development seeking payment of their subcontracts for the early stages on building the condo complex on the city golf course...
Donations sought to expand Martin's Acess park in area (11/20/07)
The Cherokee County Conservation Board is raising money to purchase 78.23 acres immediately east of Martin Area County Park, more familiar to most local residents as Martin's Access. According to Director Ginger Walker, approximately $210,000 is needed to complete the purchase. The land is currently held by the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, a private conservation organization dedicated to protecting Iowa's wild lands...
Local 'Dads' program wins honors - and goes to prison (11/20/07)
The Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. Dads Make a Difference program received a Governor's Volunteer Award from Lt. Governor Patty Judge during the 25th annual ceremony in Storm Lake recently. UDMO's Nurturing Fathers program (formerly Dads Make a Difference) is based out of the Masonic Lodge building in Storm Lake. It was created as part of a five-year grant program through Head Start...
Storm Lake biodiesel plant still on hold, in search on investors (11/20/07)
Raccoon Valley BioDiesel's trailer still optimistically stands on the site where the alternative fuel plant is proposed at the Highway 71 edge of Storm Lake, but according to President Dale Arends, there has been little change to the status of the project since its equity drive turned to a search for institutional investors...
Property code passes, 2 'nays' (11/20/07)
Despite some misgivings by the two members who will retire from the city council this year, the Storm Lake City Council passed first readings of a new property maintenance code Monday night. Julie Egland said she is not opposed to efforts to help keep up the condition of properties in the city, but she argued that going so far as to establish a percentage of peeling paint to be tolerable is "heavy handed" government...
Day of Peace (11/20/07)
Saturday in Storm Lake was not what the Ku Klux Klan had envisioned it to be. A boisterous peace rally replaced a KKK rally that was planned and later abandoned - caucasian holding hands with African American, holding hands with Asian American, holding hands with Latino American...
Anniversaries (11/20/07)
Jim and Blondina Grienke Jim and Blondina Grienke will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Friday, Nov. 30. To make their day most memorable, their family requests that you drop them a card or send a short note. You may send greetings to 117 W. Highway, Alta, Iowa 51002...
Area school drill teams participate in State competition (11/20/07)
The 2008 Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Championships will be held at Veterans Memorial Auditorium and Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines on Friday, Nov. 30 and Sat. Dec. 1. There will be 275 high school teams and college dance teams in competitions performing 520 routines during the two-day competition. There will be close to 500 participants...
Courts wrestle on over fate of Spirit Lake drug convict, informant (11/20/07)
For the second time, a federal court has overturned the sentence of convicted Spirit Lake drug dealer Donna Peterson - this time giving her a lighter prison term due to "extraordinary" help that she reportedly gave to law enforcement officers. Peterson, 48, pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute meth within 1,000 feet of Spirit Lake High School...
4-H'ers present defibulator to Newell Police Chief (11/20/07)
4-H'ers presented the first of two Automated External Defibrillators ( known as an AED) to the Newell Police Department at the November city council meeting in Newell. The 4-H'ers initial fundraiser included selling home-made apple pies made with apples from their 4-H orchard. ...
Buena Vista holiday tennis clinics announced (11/20/07)
Buena Vista head tennis coach Kevin McCadams has announced the plans for a boys and girls Holiday Tennis Drill & Play Clinic to be hosted on the BVU campus Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 29-30. The clinic for any high school varsity boy's player will take place Dec. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., while the varsity girls clinic is scheduled for Dec. 30 from 1-4:30 p.m...
Four area gridders named first team INA (11/20/07)
Several area athletes have landed on the 2007 Iowa Newspaper Association All-State football team. In Class 1A, junior Trevor Tiefenthaler of Sioux Central made the first team at wide receiver. Tiefenthaler caught 41 passes for 579 yards and eight touchdowns. He was also the Rebels' second leading tackler with 70 stops...
Beavers win first season opener in three years Saturday (11/20/07)
After trailing by as many as eight points early on, the Buena Vista women's basketball team opened its 2007-08 season with a commanding 90-70 victory over Grinnell College on Saturday afternoon. The Beavers struggled on both ends of the court from the outset, but responded by shooting 43.6 percent from the field in the first half and took a 38-28 lead into the locker room...
SLHS girls more experienced this year (11/20/07)
Stacey VanDerSloot's team has something it didn't have a whole lot of last year. Experience. "We're much deeper and more experienced," said the 10th-year Storm Lake High girls basketball coach, whose team opens the season at home tonight against Denison-Schleswig, with the JV/Varsity doubleheader beginning at 6:30. ...
New faces across the board for SLSM (11/20/07)
Panthers first-year coach Herb Besaw has his work cut out for him. Does he ever. Gone are five starters and all but one of the key components of the most successful St. Mary's girls basketball team in school history. Last year's Panthers - playing for coach Ryan Berg in what would be his final season - went 20-5 overall for the most wins in school history and 12-2 to tie Newell-Fonda for the Northwest Conference crown...
Calendar of Events (11/20/07)
'A Touch of Broadway' at Wassail party The Witter Gallery will have its annual Wassail Party on Monday, December 3. A Touch of Broadway will perform a brand new musical show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 8. Admission is $2 per person, or free for Witter Gallery members...
Funeral Arrangements (11/20/07)
Lawrence G. Meseck Dec. 20, 1921- Nov. 15, 2007 Lawrence G. Meseck, 85, Urbandale, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Karen Acres Health Center in Urbandale. Per his wishes, Lawrence was cremated. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 1 p.m. at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church located at 904 Bluff Street, Cedar Falls with a visitation starting at 12 p.m. at the church...
Letter from the Editor (11/20/07)
Congratulations. As a reporter for a major metro newspaper, magazine or television station, you have been chosen - nay, anoited - to tag after your appointed presidential candidate through Iowa. At least until Paris Hilton does something interesting...
Mini Editorial (11/20/07)
Lake Avenue extreme makeover Under consideration now is a plan to change Lake Avenue downtownto two lanes, allowing for a broad sidewalk that could host outdoor cafes, gathering places, flower gardens and so on. It is certainly an idea worth thinking about...
Glawe's Outlook (11/20/07)
Give thanks It is that time of year when we all should sit down (if time allows it, with the rush, rush of holiday preparations) to reflect on what we are thankful for. Because I don't have to get the turkey in the oven for another couple days, I am sitting down and doing just that...