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Stories from Thursday, December 20, 2007

Eighth District VFW, Auxiliary meeting set for Jan. 12 (12/20/07)
The Eighth District Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary will hold their district meeting on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the William F. Allard Post #7373, 1662 Highway 60th Blvd., Sibley. Registration is at 10 a.m., audit at 10:30 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Cobblestone Inn, Highway 60. Representatives: Larry Larson, State Senior Vice Commander and Connie Bauer, State Conductress...
No hungry neighbors in Alta (12/20/07)
The City of Alta and Alta Municipal Utilities are sponsoring a food drive to serve the people in the community who seek food assistance. The purpose, "No Hungry Neighbors" is to help feed the working poor, the unemployed, the elderly and disabled on fixed incomes, the homeless and those experiencing temporary emergencies. A goal has been set to collect 2,000 pounds of food. Donations will be given to Alta's local food bank, The Lord's Cupboard, for distribution...
Newburys awarded $35G (12/20/07)
Christmas arrived early for an Alta resident who was selected as the grand prize winner of Mediacom's "Life in the Fast Lane" Sweepstakes. Norm and Dee Newbury were awarded the $35,000 grand prize, choose to take a cash payment in lieu of a sporty Ford Mustang convertible. Senior managers from Mediacom Communications visited the Newburys on Tuesday to present win with a $35,000 check...
Middle Schoolers answer soldiers' plea, send help to orphan children in Iraq (12/20/07)
This is the time of year that many people, young and old alike, open their hearts to help those in need. The Storm Lake Middle School students have become involved in a project that will help children, orphaned by the war in Iraq. The project is known as Operation Hometown Fallujah...
Council says good-bye to retiring members (12/20/07)
Council members Julie Egland and Wally Burns had their last city council meeting of their public service careers this week. Both members had chosen to not seek re-election this year, citing wishes to pursue other interests and give others a chance to get involved...
Consumer Supply looks at old Wal-Mart, but no decision (12/20/07)
No decisions have been made on the future of Consumer Supply in Storm Lake after a fire last week destoyed the company's building and associated warehouses that housed or served as storage for a dozen other businesses. According to owner Jim Bauer, rumors that he has purchased the former Wal-Mart building under development by Iowa Office Solution are untrue...
BVU student globetrots to study the environment (12/20/07)
Todd Wical, a Buena Vista University junior from Wayne, Nebraska, had a summer you'll find hard to believe. A biology and psychology double major, Todd compressed into 71 days three study-travel and internship experiences that took him over 55,000 miles to three continents...
Can caucuses engage SL teens? (12/20/07)
When it comes to politics and Storm Lake teenagers, there seems to be little middle ground. The ones who care, care big. The others, it seems, could care less. Storm Lake High School government classes recently sent an assignment home with students to see how many have been exposed to any talk on politics or issues in their homes...
Grassley: Not too late to fix the Farm Bill (12/20/07)
The Farm Bill was passed through the Senate last week and Senator Chuck Grassley says he is pleased that some measures he proposed are alive in the bill - but more need to be restored to the bill through negotiations. "It is good to see a livestock competition amendment pass, banning mandatory arbitration in livestock and banning packer ownership of livestock," Grassley said in an interview this week. ...
King reflects on tragedy in Omaha (12/20/07)
Western Iowa Congressman Steve King joined with the House of Representatives this week to honor the victims and their families of the Omaha mall shooting spree that took place on Wednesday, Dec. 5. "Tonight, the House honored the lives of the victims of the horrific events that took place in Omaha. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families, the first responders on the scene, and also the family of the perpetrator."...
Thompson still supports campaign contribution limits (12/20/07)
Fred Thompson on Wednesday defended his support for limits on campaign contributions - a sore point among many fellow Republicans - and said rival Mitt Romney had reversed his view on the issue. At an eastern Iowa campaign event, a man in the audience said he liked the former Tennessee senator's conservative thinking on most issues but questioned his support for the McCain-Feingold Act. ...
BVU men post Double OT victory (12/20/07)
Rahn Franklin, Jr. scored eight of Buena Vista's 11 points during the second overtime as the Beavers topped The College of New Jersey, 84-77, on Wednesday night, snapping a two-game losing skid. BVU led by six (63-57) with 33 seconds left to play in regulation before the Lions went on a 7-1 run to force overtime at 64-64...
Wildcats stop Aurelia girls (12/20/07)
Chelsea Clayton charted 22 points, 12 rebounds and five steals to push Schaller-Crestland past Aurelia's girls basketball team 47-22 Tuesday. The Bulldogs shot an icy 14 percent (6-of-44) from the floor; the Wildcats sniped with 33 percent vision (20-for-60)...
Panthers chalk up a pair of wins (12/20/07)
The victory train keeps right on rolling for the Storm Lake St. Mary's junior high boys basketball teams. Both the seventh and eighth grade Panther squads improved their record to 6-0 Monday with wins over Laurens-Marathon. The eighth graders beat the Chargers 45-32 while the seventh grade team prevailed 54-13...
Tornadoes match last season's win total (12/20/07)
Jordan Carlson poured in a game-high 20 points and yanked nine rebounds, and Storm Lake's boys basketball team sprinted out of the gates with a 23-14 first-quarter edge Tuesday at Tornado Fieldhouse in a 73-61 dismissal of Cherokee. The win meant Storm Lake (4-3, 3-2 Lakes) has already matched last season's win total of four games and exceeded the league victory mark by one game...
Cyclones slam St. Mary's, now face co-league leader Laurens-Marathon (12/20/07)
First-quarter margins don't get much more lopsided than this: 1A top-ranked Alta outscored Storm Lake St. Mary's 35-3 over the first 8 minutes Tuesday of an 84-28 Northwest Conference win. Mike Huseman scored 15 points and Austin Stille and Jordan Hinkeldey dumped in 10 apiece to lead the way...
Alta girls improve to .500 in NWC (12/20/07)
Alta hung an inconsiderate 30-spot on the board in the second quarter after a slow first frame in beating the Storm Lake St. Mary's girls basketball team 76-38 here Tuesday to improve to 3-3 in the Northwest Conference. Jordan Henningsen and Haley Payne scored 24 and 10 points, respectively, for the Cyclones, who led just 11-10 after the first quarter but went into the lockers up 41-20...
On The Verge Of The Big Time (12/20/07)
"The fans, the fans, the fans," says singer/guitar player Mike Butterworth, from Okoboji, when asked what has kept his band going for almost a dozen years. "The fans... and a lot of coffee," adds Jason Walsmith, also a vocalist and guitarist. The Nadas, a talented four-piece rock band with a touch of soulful folk influence, has turned the college pastime explored while in school at Iowa State into a thriving career...
The Iowa Home Show (12/20/07)
The fifth annual Northwest Iowa Home Show returns to the Clay County Regional Events Center Jan. 11-13. Admission is free and exhibits will showcase the latest home ideas, products and services. "Winter is a great time for people in northwest Iowa and southern Minnesota to explore new projects and plan ahead for spring," says Bill Jackson, president of Spirit Lake headquartered Jackson Expo Group, producer of the show, "People come to this show to find the newest products and services to put their spring home improvement projects into motion. ...
Kitchen Solvers of Storm Lake awarded for sales increase (12/20/07)
Business is "cooking" at Kitchen Solvers of Storm Lake. Owners Shannon and Michele Kelly are proud to announce their location's recent receipt of the Bronze Medal Award for their 10-49 percent increase in sales. The Bronze Award was created to recognize Kitchen Solvers operators who demonstrate an impressive significant increase in sales since the previous year. ...
Marketlink's Fischer earns Commitment to Excellence Award (12/20/07)
Marketlink has awarded its 2007 Commitment to Excellence Award to Sherry Fischer, Trainer and Quality Assurance Representative, in the Storm Lake call center. This award goes to the person who "consistently strives and achieves excellence in their job to further Marketlink goals and continues to develop knowledge, skills and abilities to a successful...
Funeral Arrangements (12/20/07)
Marie Miller July 10, 1909- Dec. 16, 2007 Marie Miller, 98, Storm Lake, died on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Services are pending at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Funeral services for Mrs. Miller will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at St Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (12/20/07)
Storm Lake was a host city for RAGBRAI in its inaugural year of 1973, and has been flooded with the enthusiastic bike riders four times in all (the city reluctantly declined a year ago because of the AWAYSIS construction). I've been here for a couple off those rides, and it has been a blast...
Jones' Outlook (12/20/07)
I use to love running out to the theatres and catching the latest and greatest of the silver screen action. From a kid wanting to see the greatest cartoon that Disney was releasing to an adult... well, I guess still wanting to catch the next cartoon that Disney is releasing...
Readers Respond (12/20/07)
A tractor-size loop-hole in Farm Bill From CHUCK GRASSLEY / Iowa Senator I'm extremely disappointed that my amendment to limit farm payments to those who need it most was not included in the final Farm Bill that cleared the Senate. This was a real opportunity for the Senate to provide real reform and make a strong statement for the family farmer. Instead they left a loophole that anybody could drive a tractor through...