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Stories from Thursday, January 17, 2008

Jan's retiring! (01/17/08)
Jan Peterson has (reluctantly) announced that she will be retiring and everything in her Main Street store - her pride and joy - will be sold and the doors will be closed. It was a difficult decision to make, she shared but she is at that age - where she needs to spend time with her husband and take part in the busy lives of her seven grandchildren which range in age 10 months to 17...
Life in 1915 (01/17/08)
Suzanne Winterhof shared an interesting diary at the annual Hanover Historical Society meeting Sunday that belonged to Lizzie Wolters Reunitz. The diary was written in 1915 and had references to the Hanover area. What was most interesting was reading about the daily chores, mode of transportation and prices...
DOT: Passenger trains return to area possible, but not in current plan (01/17/08)
It has been 35 years since the last passenger train pulled out of Storm Lake - but state officials feel they may be back. "I think it's possible," said Tammy Nicholson, of the Iowa Department of Transportation's Office of Rail Transportation. "The time in here when we want to take a new look statewide at what could be possible for railroad travel. I would not rule Storm Lake out."...
BV Barn Quilt project named, 'Block Two' set (01/17/08)
Rhonda Christensen, B.V. County Extension Educational Director, reports that the B.V. Extension Office has applied, paid $100, and received the franchise to be called "Barn Quilts of Buena Vista County." Nancy Jenson, Pocahontas County Extension Education Director, explained at a meeting last week how Pocahontas County started their barn quilt project. ...
Fire destroys Marathon machine shed (01/17/08)
On Tuesday Jan. 15 at approximately 4:19 a.m., the Marathon Fire Department was called to a machine shed fire at 1948 County Line Road. The caller advised the building was fully engulfed. The building is owned by K-Webb Inc. Upon arrival, fire fighters encountered flames coming through the roof. The marathon Fire Department was assisted by the Sioux Rapids Fire Department and the Webb Fire Department...
Hwy 20 proponents see TIME-21 setback (01/17/08)
At the meeting of the US 20 Corridor Association held in Sac City this week, State Rep. Dave Tjepkes (R-Gowrie) told the group he fears inaction or appeasement at best regarding TIME-21 funding this legislative session. TIME-21 policy language passed in a near unanimous, bi-partisan fashion in 2007. Among the findings of the TIME-21 study addressed in the legislation was the need for an additional $200 million in transportation funding annually to provide for new construction...
Supervisors lock down a jail report; savings nears $25k on women, juvenile prisoners (01/17/08)
The Buena Vista Board of Supervisors requested that Sheriff Chuck Eddy report on the operation of the new law enforcement center, asking for a regular report from his office. "The public has a right to know," said board Chairman Dale Arends last week. "There was a lot of hype to get it built and we haven't heard much."...
Local reps: gay marriage vote will be blocked (01/17/08)
Despite the furor over potential legislative action to prevent gay marriage that has marked the opening of the 2008 state legislative session, the local representatives in both houses say that the real work of the winter will be trying to balance a budget that they agree is far out of whack...
State looks to ban booze at Gull Point park beach (01/17/08)
State park officials want to ban alcohol at two popular state-park beaches, saying beer-drinking college students are driving away families. Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources want to end drinking at Gull Point State Park at West Okoboji Lake and at Lake MacBride State Park near Iowa City...
New bridge is discussed on U.S. 18 near Spencer (01/17/08)
The proposed replacement of a bridge on U.S. 18 over the Little Sioux River approximately three miles east of the east U.S. 18/71 junction will be discussed at a public meeting in Spencer Thursday, Jan. 24, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT)...
Hundreds of anti-gay marriage protesters swarm Statehouse (01/17/08)
Hundreds of anti-gay marriage protesters, many sporting "let us vote" stickers, swarmed the Statehouse on Wednesday, demanding that voters be allowed to decide the same-sex issue. "We hope to get the message across that we the people have a chance to vote on something as important as redefining marriage for all 3 million Iowans," said Chuck Hurley, a former Republican legislator who now heads the Iowa Family Policy Council, a conservative group that organized the rally...
Wagner's late-game heroics keep Buena Vista perfect in IIAC play (01/17/08)
Andre Wagner nailed an off-balance jumper just inside of three-point land with 1.1 seconds remaining in regulation, and the Buena Vista men's basketball team remained perfect in league play with a thrilling 64-62 triumph over Loras College (10-4, 4-1 IIAC) on Wednesday night...
Knights work past St. Mary's boys (01/17/08)
Ryan Drey scored 21 points and knocked down 5-of-8 shots from downtown, but Storm Lake St. Mary's dropped a 52-46 Northwest Conference road decision to Pomeroy-Palmer Tuesday. The Panthers fell to 2-14 on the year and 0-10 in the conference. "We came out and grabbed a first-quarter lead but put P-P on the free throw line in the second quarter, and were down eight at halftime," Panthers coach Brad Wilkening said. ...
Goslinga goes for 32 in Rebel victory (01/17/08)
Stuart Goslinga scored 32 points and pulled down 15 rebounds Tuesday as Sioux Central knocked off Schaller-Crestland's boys basketball team 56-37 in Northwest Conference action. The Rebels improved to 7-6 overall and 7-4 in the Northwest Conference...
Alta girls top Aurelia by nine (01/17/08)
Jordan Henningsen totaled 23 points, five rebounds and four assists as Alta beat Aurelia's girls 51-42 on the road Tuesday. With the win, the Cyclones improved to 6-8 on the year and 5-5 in the Northwest Conference. Haley Payne added four assists, while Jessy Bibler posted seven points, 10 rebounds and six assists...
Upset in Laurens: N-F suffers first league loss (01/17/08)
It was arguably the area's biggest upset to date this season, with the exception of Storm Lake's early-season thriller over Western Christian's boys. Jordan Sundblad went for a co-game-high 27 points, Amanda Zylstra added 17, and Laurens-Marathon's girls team handed Class 1A No. 7-ranked Newell-Fonda its first Northwest Conference loss of the season here Tuesday night, 73-67...
Aurelia scares Alta, but falls short (01/17/08)
Mike Huseman keeps putting up career-highs and 1A top-ranked Alta (11-0, 10-0 Northwest Conference) keeps on winning. While the Cyclones beat their rival to the west for the second time this season - 69-53 Tuesday - it was a 35-point improvement for the Bulldogs, which lost to Alta 78-27 when the teams met before Christmas break earlier this season...
SL sinks S.C. East for third time (01/17/08)
Chalk up a third win for Storm Lake's boys swim team - with each one coming against Sioux City East. The Tornadoes whipped the Black Raiders 92-53 here Tuesday, getting five first-place efforts. Storm Lake's 200 medley relay, consisting of David Brady, Casey Schultz, Peter Winterton and Nate Tucker, charged to first place in 2:05.79...
Educator Bruce Ellingson opens 'A Failure of Initiative' show (01/17/08)
Images and texts describing the destruction of the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina comprise the first show of new year opening on January 22 in the BVU Art Gallery. The show has been organized by Dr. Bruce Ellingson, professor of Media Studies at BVU...
Bridal Show adds "Girls' Night Out,' guys get big-screen (01/17/08)
The 2008 Storm Lake Bridal Showcase weekend will be on Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 27th at King's Pointe Waterpark Resort in Storm Lake. The Chamber of Commerce has put together a two day event for all area brides. There will be a "Girl's Night Out" event on Saturday, February 16th. The next day there will be a Bridal Show featuring services, products, and information needed for each bride to make her day special...
New bookstore among SL developments (01/17/08)
A new bookstore, a flooring shop, a new restaurant and a coffee shop are among the retail developments on tap in Storm Lake this season. Russ Craig, Odebolt, will manage the new business, which is owned by Solo Flight Inc. Renovations are just getting underway at the shop. The upper level will be used for storage. Plans are being made for a special sale of used Christian books on February 1 and 2 as a preview to the grand opening...
Mediacom goes high-def in SL (01/17/08)
Mediacom announced Tuesday that it will launch a new package of high definition (HD) channels called HD Family Basic and will make these channels available to Mediacom digital customers at no additional charge. Four of the most highly-watched cable channels will be added to Mediacom's HD Family Basic line-up within 30 days, including TNT HD, TBS HD, CNN HD, and a regional sports network...
King's Pointe hosts B&B summit (01/17/08)
The Iowa Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers Association (IBBIA) will hold their 22nd annual conference on March 2 and 3 at the King's Point Waterpark Resort in Storm Lake. The Sunday agenda this year will be filled with educational workshops - many specifically for anyone desiring to become an innkeeper...
Funeral Arrangements (01/17/08)
Dianne Ehrp June 19, 1949- Jan. 14, 2008 Dianne Ehrp, 58, Schaller, died Monday, Jan.14, at her home in rural Schaller, following a short but courageous battle against cancer. Funeral Services for Mrs. Ehrp will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the United Methodist Church in Schaller. Burial will be in the Galva Township Cemetery East. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (01/17/08)
It's the depths of winter in Iowa, we're cooped up with one another as cabin fever sets in, the thermometer reads a depressing 7 degrees as I write this, and we have nothing to argue about except Britney Spears' weirdness and mountain lions cruising Newell...
Readers Respond (01/17/08)
CRP loss a tragedy From JIM BRAUHN / Linn Grove I don't write much these days unless it's on something important. The question of what's going to happen to the set-aside (CRP) program is enough to prompt me to pickup the pen, again! Last week, a program aired on IPTV wherein a commentator indicated than an estimated 10 million of the current 15 million acres enrolled in CRP will be coming out of the program. The reason given was the high grain prices...