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Stories from Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sweetheart Banquet set (01/31/08)
The Alta VFW will host a Sweetheart Banquet Wednesday, Feb. 20 for VFW members and their guests and VFW Auxiliary members and their guests at the Alta Community Center. The meal will be served at 6:30 p.m.; reservations must be made by Feb. 13 by calling 732-1971 or 200-1761...
Obituaries (01/31/08)
Lloyd Endreson Dec. 7, 1911 - Jan. 26, 2008 Lloyd Earl Endreson died on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 at the age of 96. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church of Rembrandt with Rev. Mark Younquist officiating. Burial was in the Little Sioux Valley Cemetery of rural Rembrandt. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangmeents...
Alta students begin annual fund drive for Children's Miracle Network (01/31/08)
The elementary and middle school students at Alta have supported the Children's Miracle Network for the past several years by bringing in pennies, change and even dollars. Last year the students raised a magnificent $4,560.76. Overall in the county, over $17,000 was raised. Children at Albert City-Truesdale also take part in fund raising events for CMN...
Speech students to compete at state contest (01/31/08)
The Alta High School will be sending 11 of 14 speech groups to the state contests which will be held Saturday at East High School in Sioux City. These 10 groups received top ratings at the district contests held in Storm Lake Jan. 19; two other groups received second place ratings and will not move on...
Union warns of SS office closing (01/31/08)
Worries continue to circulate on the potential closing of the Storm Lake Social Security office and others like it around the state. On Tuesday, officials of the union that represents many of the Social Security workers called on Iowans to protest to their members of Congress...
Speaking of speech: record number of SLHS students to compete at state contests Saturday (01/31/08)
A record 16 out of 19 Large Group Speech teams from Storm Lake High School have earned spots at the state contest to be held Saturday at East High School in Sioux City. The speech teams received top ratings at the district contests held at Storm Lake High School on Jan. 19...
Kettering: 'End catch and release' (01/31/08)
Local Senator Steve Kettering is one of three Iowa Senate Republicans making up a new task force that unveiled a plan Tuesday to crack down on illegal immigration in Iowa. Iowa Republican insist the action is needed because the federal government has failed to act...
The Valley of the Kings (01/31/08)
Buena Vista University offers students the opportunity to go beyond the classroom and discover the world during their January term. Alicia Marlow was one of those students that took the opportunity to explore an area that she has read about many times. She traveled to Egypt; it was an experience she will remember for the rest of her life, she says...
More wind energy comes on line in area (01/31/08)
As one new wind energy field is being plugged into the grid in the area this week, two more smaller projects were approved to begin building in the near future. The MidAmerican Energy project in the Fonda-Pomeroy area has just gone on line, part of a 142-turbine development by the state's largest electrical power company and the nation's largest utility owner of wind generation capacity...
Anniversaries (01/31/08)
Cindy and Terry Herrig Terry and Cindy Herrig, Albert City, will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on Feb. 4. Their children and grandchildren would like to wish them all the best on their special day. Card shower planned for Bonar's golden anniversary...
Lawmakers appeal to Supreme Court to overturn gay marriage ruling (01/31/08)
Attorneys representing five Republican lawmakers filed court documents Tuesday asking the Iowa Supreme Court to overturn a Polk County judge, who struck down a state law banning same-sex marriage in August. The Alliance Defense Fund, an Arizona-based organization that defends religious liberty, filed a friend of the court brief for: Rep. Dwayne Alons, of Hull; Rep. Carmine Boal, of Ankeny; Rep. Betty DeBoef, of What Cheer; Sen. Nancy Boettger, of Harlan; and Sen. James Hahn, of Muscatine...
Beavers win 10th straight, clinch playoff spot (01/31/08)
After trailing 17-6 from the outset, the Buena Vista men's basketball team went into cruise control from that point on, using a 14-0 run to help spark the team to a 74-53 victory over Luther College (6-12, 2-8 IIAC) on Wednesday night at Siebens Fieldhouse...
Alta, Storm Lake St. Mary's to meet in first-round action (01/31/08)
Class 1A top-ranked Alta and Storm Lake St. Mary's will meet in the first round of the postseason, their third matchup of the season. The boys basketball pairings were released Tuesday afternoon by the IHSAA. The Cyclones and Panthers face each other Thursday, Feb. 14 in a 1A District 4 opener at 6:30 p.m. at Laurens-Marathon...
BV Raceway back in gear (01/31/08)
Randy Robbins, president of the BV county fair board, has good news for local auto racing fans: The dirt track in Alta won't be silent on Wednesday nights this summer after all. Jeff Herrig of Wall Lake has agreed to be BV Raceway's next track promoter, succeeding Lee and Becky Meyer, who stepped down after six seasons last fall...
Schwab's successor: assistant Sevond Cole (01/31/08)
Buena Vista wasted no time finding a replacement for Mark Schwab. Athletic director Jan Travis on Wednesday announced that current assistant wrestling coach Sevond Cole will be promoted to head coach following the conclusion of this season - succeeding Schwab, who one day prior announced his resignation effective May 31...
Wrestling: A Seaman family tradition (01/31/08)
Ty Seaman has had his share of wrestling honors over the years. But getting to lead the Grand March at this year's state tournament? That takes the cake. "It is for me the biggest honor that I've ever received. That's always a very special part of the state wrestling tournament. ...
BVU wrestling coach Schwab's resignation a 'life decision' (01/31/08)
Mark Schwab said his decision to step down as Buena Vista wrestling coach effective May 31 - announced by the school Tuesday morning - was more of a life decision than a wrestling decision. "I'm here until the end of the semester, and after that we'll see," said Schwab, who has guided the Beavers the past three-plus seasons, with career records of 41-34 overall and 14-15 in the Iowa Conference...
Spartans post dramatic turnaround on St. Mary's (01/31/08)
Connor Richardson poured in 15 points here Monday but it wasn't enough to prevent St. Mary's from beating a team it had defeated by 33 points earlier this season at the CYO Tournament at Briar Cliff. Playing Spalding Catholic on the road proved a daunting task, as the Spartans broke open a one-point game by outscoring the Panthers 17-6 in the third quarter of a 55-47 win...
Witter Chocolate Extravaganza (01/31/08)
The Storm Lake Witter Art Gallery's Chocolate Extravaganza Gala - "A Showcase for the Senses" - will be held Sunday, February 24, 2-3:15 p.m. at the gallery. Local musicians Tom Gary and Don Demers will perform blues and jazz favorites on the piano and stand-up bass...
Pilot at the Movies (01/31/08)
"... We sure are cute for two ugly people..." "Juno" is a young, stylishly quirky coming-of-age film that has enough realistic emotion to touch a soft spot in movie-goers of all ages. Accomplished 20-year-old Canadian actress Ellen Page plays Juno MacGuff, as an offbeat high school girl who is faced with an unplanned pregnancy with her platonic buddy Paulie, played by Michael Cera. (They sing the ideal lyric above at one point.)...
Local doctor offers new service (01/31/08)
Kueny Chiropractic, Alta, announces that Dr. Gregory Kueny completed DOT Qualification Training to meet requirements as a DOT Drug Screen Collector and Alcohol Test Technician. This proficiency training was completed through Prior Lake, Minnesota based ADC Services...
Ag Partners named in Top 100 Ag Retailers (01/31/08)
Ag Partners, LLC was recognized as a top 100 ag retailer/cooperative by CropLife magazine published in December 2007. The listing was focused on independent dealerships and cooperatives offering crop input services. The companies were ranked in order of total sales by group for crop protection, fertilizer, seed and custom application...
Ag Products Show is January 15 in Holstein (01/31/08)
The Holstein Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual 2008 Agricultural Products Show on Tuesday, January 15, 10 1.m.-3 p.m. at the Lohff-Schumann Community Center in Holstein. A free meal will be served courtesy of American National Bank, Heritage Bank and Vohs and Miller Inc. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m...
Funeral Arrangements (01/31/08)
JoAnn Boettcher July 15, 1934 - Jan. 25, 2008 JoAnn Sophie Opal (Hinkeldey) Boettcher, 73, Storm Lake, finished her earthly work and joined the heavenly choir on Jan. 25, 2008. She died at home with her family by her side. She had fought a courageous battle with breast cancer 17 years ago which remained in remission. She developed another, very aggressive and relatively rare cancer diagnosed only three weeks before she passed from our presence...
Tales From The Crib (01/31/08)
My life is defined by order and structure. It's how I get through my days, and how I keep my sanity. Here's a glimpse into my obsession: I could never go to bed with a dirty dish in my sink. The pillows on my bed have to be arranged a certain way. Shoes are never left in the TV room, and my clothes are organized by color...
Celebrity bites (01/31/08)
Within two hours, I had received about fifteen text messages informing me Heath Ledger had died. While I thought that was a bit overdone, I responded to most saying I already knew. Word travels fast in the information age. While the initial shock was not much for me, it seemed a lot of people were taking it pretty hard. ...
Readers Respond (01/31/08)
King represents 5th District well From JIM MEYER / Odebolt There was an article recently criticizing Congressman Steve King for his votes on ag issues. I do not know what precipitated the attack, other than Steve's endorsement of Fred Thompson for President. The comments were way off base, but writers tend to get carried away to see if anyone is reading the column. I did read the comments and feel compelled to offer support for Congressman King...
Letter from the Editor (01/31/08)
Presidential ex's, basketball heart For the last time, Denny Kucinich, we just don't have room for another paper route, so just get back on your little Stingray bike and roll on back to Ohio. And no, Chris Dodd and Bill Richardson, I don't need my windshield squeegied for pocket change...