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Stories from Tuesday, January 22, 2008

City relieved to have Kolb legal battle resolved (01/22/08)
After two and a half years of legal battling, the Storm Lake City Council took about two and a half minutes to declare an end to the dispute over the Kolb Memorial Gardens. The council voted unanimously Monday evening to accept a proposed $22,500 settlement representing legal expenses that the late Norman Kolb had reportedly paid out of the trust account intended to maintain the gardens as a perpetual Storm Lake landmark...
Storm Lake School Board considers cost while constructing new school (01/22/08)
Rex Ramsay of Piper Jaffray's Des Moines office was on hand at the Storm Lake Board of Education meeting Thursday to discuss the proposed timetable and the electronic bidding for the $5.6 million SILO bonds to be used for the new elementary school...
King: SCHIP bill a Joe Namath-like upset (01/22/08)
Western Iowa Congressman Steve King said this week that the SCHIP child health insurance bill he co-sponsored will be a "better deal" for needy Iowans than the one that he controversially voted against several months ago. King compared the outcome to Joe Namath and the upstart New York Jets defeat of the favored Baltimore Colts in the 1969 Super Bowl - quoting Namath saying, "Maybe it meant something to the underdogs in life."...
'Lake Wobegone' at Book Club (01/22/08)
The Storm Lake Community Book Club will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Storm Lake Library. Everyone is welcome to take part, free of charge. This month's featured book is "Lake Wobegone," by Garrison Keillor, who writes a weekly guest column for the Pilot-Tribune...
Local Generation Iowa rep. fights to plug 'braindrain' (01/22/08)
"Iowa: Living without fear of heights and sharks since 1846." So proclaims the tongue-in-cheek banner on the new Generation Iowa web site. But to the members of the elite Generation Iowa Commission formed by Governor Chet Culver to shove a plug into the state's "braindrain," the mission is serious...
Women in Denim draws 300; message: 'enjoy life' (01/22/08)
"Laughing 15 minutes a day has the same effect on your heart as if you went jogging for 15 minutes a day," said Juli Burney, multiple award winning teacher, humorist and author, who gave the keynote address at the fourth annual Women in Denim conference in Storm Lake Friday night...
Weddings (01/22/08)
Christopher and Janelle Steinkamp Janelle Seagren and Christopher Steinkamp were united in marriage on September 22 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wall Lake. A reception followed at The Carrollton Inn. Parents of the bride are Craig and Renea Seagren, Storm Lake. Parents of the groom are Larry and Peggy Steinkamp, Wall Lake...
Statehouse Almanac (01/22/08)
It is a new year and the 2008 session of the 82nd General Assembly has begun. After opening ceremonies and speeches from House leaders on Monday, the first order of business was the Condition of the State address by Governor Culver on Tuesday morning...
Fire destroys a least five Maquoketa buildings (01/22/08)
Authorities continued to extinguish remaining hot spots Saturday evening of a fire that destroyed several downtown Maquoketa businesses. Officials say the fire started at about 2 a.m. in an apartment above Jackson County Home Furnishings. Maquoketa Police Chief Brad Koranda said one person who was inside the structure escaped unharmed. As the fire spread it destroyed at least five buildings and badly damaged another. Several businesses were destroyed...
Cyclone girls tripped by Braves (01/22/08)
Alta's girls basketball team dropped a 72-52 non-conference decision to the Cherokee Braves here Saturday night. Jordan Henningsen led the Cyclones with 21 points on 9-of-20 shooting, including 3-for-7 from downtown. Jessy Bibler notched 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists. She was 2-for-2 from beyond the arc...
Higgins, Lovstad 4th at BC-IG (01/22/08)
Four wrestlers - Patrick Higgins (140 pounds), Ryan Lovstad (145), Chris Rios (119) and Gabrial Torres (103) - placed individually for the Tornadoes at the Battle Creek-Ida Grove Invitational held Friday and Saturday as Storm Lake's wrestling team took 20th out of 21 teams with just nine wrestlers at the meet...
No. 1 Alta escapes Cherokee (01/22/08)
Alta's starting bigs combined for 31 points and the Class 1A top-ranked Cyclones stayed unbeaten Saturday, knocking off non-conference foe Cherokee, 59-48, on the road. Aaron Hansen scored 16 points and Jordan Hinkeldey added 15. Both snared six rebounds, with Hinkeldey pulling down a team-best five offensive backboards...
Beavers hold off Cornell in final minute (01/22/08)
Credit Ar-We-Va High School with an unofficial assist for this one. Jocelyn Kock hit a 3-point shot with 45 seconds remaining to break a 63-63 tie, Courtney Stoelk followed up with two late free throws, and the two Ar-We-Va standouts combined for 20 points as Buena Vista's women beat Cornell College 70-63 Saturday in Storm Lake...
BVU men rattle off 7th straight win (01/22/08)
Behind a balanced offensive effort, the Buena Vista men's basketball team was able to cruise to an 82-66 home victory over Cornell College (6-9, 4-2 IIAC) on Saturday afternoon inside BVU's Siebens Fieldhouse. It was the seventh straight victory for Buena Vista (13-3, 7-0) as it stayed perfect atop the Iowa Conference standings. It was also career win No. 245 for head coach Brian VanHaaften, who has lost just 78 games in 12 seasons...
Alta JV boys cagers improve to 7-2 (01/22/08)
The Alta JV boys basketball team traveled to Laurens to take on the Chargers last Monday, Jan. 14 and won in impressive fashion, 60-27. Josiah DeRoos led the way with 17 points, while Ryan Friedrich had 14, Jeremy Lambert 13, and Robert Maharry eight...
STILL ROCKING (01/22/08)
The Newell-based classic rock band The Senders, known as Iowa's longest-playing band, will appear in a featured concert at the 28th Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games January 25 - 27. The Senders show is at Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji Saturday, the 26th, starting at 7:30. ...
'Five Satins' star comes to 'Boji Winter Games (01/22/08)
James Freeman, an original star with the Five Satins, will be in the Iowa Great Lakes Region to celebrate Boji Graffiti at the Iowa RockNRoll Music Association Museum and Winter Games Rock the Roof concert/dance. Now a resident of Norwalk, Freeman will make a special guest appearance on 'Boji Graffiti Night' at the Winter Games Rock the Roof show on Friday, Jan. ...
'Billy Rat and the Rat Finks' among Hall of Fame honorees (01/22/08)
The Hall of Fame Class of 2008 has been announced by the Iowa RockNRoll Music Association. The 20 honorees include bands, individual performers, a ballroom, radio station, disc jockey, music business and a 90-plus year old ballroom employee. Representing Northeast Iowa are trombonist/writer/arranger Nick Lane, the IBTC band and disc jockey Wayne Johnson. ...
Funeral Arrangements (01/22/08)
Marlin K. Sievers March 18, 1930- Jan. 15, 2008 Marlin K. Sievers, 77, Storm Lake, passed away at his home in Storm Lake Tuesday, Jan.15. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 21, at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, with Pastor Jamie Cutler officiating. Burial with full military rites by AMVETS Post #66 was in the Storm Lake Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (01/22/08)
I have a question. What will be worth remembering from this generation? Where is its imagination? What is its creative essence - its expressionist soul? What will be "classic" or iconic about it all when people look back? I can't think of a thing.....
Glawe's Outlook (01/22/08)
I attended the Aurelia prom fundraiser Saturday night which featured illusionist and entertainer Reza. What a show it was! It was something special for a small school to be able to have such entertainment. He gave the students a good price and anything left over from the ticket sales went to their prom and after-prom party...
Readers Respond (01/22/08)
Stand tall for marriage From REV. BRIAN KRAUSE / Sac City On the cold morning of January 16, our family loaded up in our van and headed to the state capital in Des Moines. This would be our children's first opportunity to see the inside of the capital. ...