[Masthead] Fair ~ 79°F  
High: 87°F ~ Low: 70°F
Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Stories from Tuesday, February 19, 2008

P.E.O Scholarship available for Storm Lake High School or St. Mary's senior girl (02/19/08)
.  This $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded to a senior girl graduating this year from a Storm Lake high school and planning further education at a public or private college or university. Applications are available from the Guidance Office at Storm Lake High School and St. Mary's High School.  The application deadline is March 1...
Fundraising account open for Brown family in Cherokee (02/19/08)
The Browns, along with their daughter Melinda were injured in a car accident on Dec. 29. the account is set up to help pay medical cost that the Browns have accumulated. A fundraiser benefit event is pending at the Cherokee American Legion...
Surf's Up showing at Storm Lake Library (02/19/08)
The movie is one hour and 25 minutes long. Popcorn will be served. The Friends of the Storm Lake Public Library and the Witter Gallery sponsor this free children's program...
Celebration of reading and math at SLMS (02/19/08)
There will be a free meal for students and families, math and reading projects on display and student performances. Door prizes will be given. Some of them are a $50 savings bond, King's Pointe water park passes, gift certificates, cash drawings, and Storm Lake Tornadoes clothing...
POLICE AND FIRE CALLS (02/19/08)
Burnt food calls out the fire dept. Feb. 17, the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to 401 Cayuga Street in reference to a burning odor in the complex. Upon arrival of fire fighters they determined the smoke was caused by burnt food on the stove top in a third floor apartment...
AC-T student's poem selected as winner in Quint County writing contest (02/19/08)
Madelyn Bjork, Albert City-Truesdale student, had her Iowa poem submitted to the 2008 Poetry Contest.Madelyn's poem was chosen as the Quint County 4th Grade winner!  She will attend a celebration later this year in honor of all contest winners.  Madelyn's poem has now been sent on to the state level.  Congratulations Madelyn!...
Faust Institute of Cosmetology students and staff take top honors at state contest (02/19/08)
Instructors and directors from the Faust Institute of Cosmetology schools attended classes with Doug Cox, a well-known motivational speaker and communication's consultant and with Madrid Johnson, a nationally known master of ethnic hair. One of the highlights was the student competition. ...
ESL Classes a success (02/19/08)
Theses students have taken pre-tests and post-tests in reading and/or listening. The students are making progress and continue to work hard to improve their English. Levels vary from A (beginning) to D (advanced). Morning students receiving certificates include (pictured) front - Amelia Murillo, level B listening and Elena Cortez, level A listening. ...
Spencer bank executive faces felony charges (02/19/08)
The initial complaint was filed on March 19, 2007. That was about the time 39-year-old Shane Habben of rural Everly switched banks in Spencer. Previously, Habben worked as vice president of commercial lending at State Bank of Everly, Peterson and Spencer. He was hired away by U.S. Bank to serve as vice president of its commercial and agricultural lending group. His new bank announced Habben's addition to the staff in March of 2007...
City OKs grant appeal for N. Lake trail; readies for W. Lakeshore, W. 5th projects (02/19/08)
. The council voted unanimously to pursue a matching-funds grant through Northwest Iowa Planning and Development's transportation enhancement program to install an eight-foot-wide pedestrian trail along the east side of the road from 10th Street to County Road C49...
Bigger & Better (02/19/08)
Not only is Galva-Holstein closing in on its goal to begin construction on an ambitious Performing Arts Center - the project will be bigger than originally anticipated. Ground-breaking should begin in June or July, said Kathy Breyfogle, a spokesperson for the GH Foundation group...
Identity thefts raise SL concern (02/19/08)
Storm Lake Police have been engaged in several recent cases of identity theft and faked IDs - and as soon as they law enforcement breaks one case, it seems that another producer of false documents pops up. "We have been successful getting to some of the individuals producing the documents, but as with drugs, when you plug one hole, there are plenty more ready to step up to the plate," says Storm Lake Public Safety Director Mark Prosser. ...
Sunset Bay Condos site idle, hopes rise for spring (02/19/08)
. Although a ribbon-cutting was held last August, construction on the $20 million project was halted by September and the site has remained vacant for nearly six months. Slower-than-expected early sales of the units caused work to be stopped and funding to be reset...
Engagement (02/19/08)
Somer Lee Jean Gibson and Ted Michael Besch are proud to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Somer is the daughter of Sherise Gibson-Ellis and Tom Ellis of Storm Lake. She is a graduate of Storm Lake High School and is attending Ashford University for her bachelors degree in business and is an entrepreneur...
Strocks observe Golden Anniversary (02/19/08)
After 50 years of wedded life, they are parents of Nancy (Duane Eiklenborg), Julie Wadsley, and Scott Strock; and grandparents of Kory Dean, Jeremy Wadsley, Niki Dean and special friend, Mark Anderson, Cassy Eiklenborg and special friend Jeremy Struthers and Amberlee Galvin, great-grandparents of Brooke Struthers...
Metabank investigation continues (02/19/08)
An independent accountant will examine the firm's records. "The investigation is continuing and no assurance can be provided that additional fraudulent certificates will not come to light," the company told the Securities and Exchange Commission...
Storm Lake seatbelt check shows 96 percent compliance (02/19/08)
A total of 100 vehicles were observed and the occupants in the front seats of the vehicles were observed to be 96% in compliance. The Storm Lake Police Department working in conjunction with the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau continues to strive for 100% compliance...
Law enforcement target gangs in northwest Iowa (02/19/08)
"We know you are here. If you commit a crime, we are going to work together to put you in prison," said United States Attorney Matt Dummermuth. He spoke last week during a press conference with 10 local law enforcement leaders, including Woodbury County Attorney Patrick Jennings and Sioux City Police Chief Joe Frisbie...
Deployed soldier loses job after leave is extended (02/19/08)
Reynolds, a physical therapist from Ames, filed for the injunction in December after she returned from active duty in Texas to find her job at Green Hills Retirement Community had been eliminated. U.S. Federal District Court Judge Robert Pratt denied the injunction in a ruling last month. He said Reynolds hadn't proven the likelihood that she will win her lawsuit or "suffer irreparable harm" if the injunction isn't granted...
Culver broadens health care proposals to give more coverage (02/19/08)
Culver said Iowa's efforts can help lay the groundwork for a looming debate in Washington over universal coverage. "I believe access to health care is a right to all Iowans," Culver said during a news conference on Monday. "I believe there are some things we can do at the state level right away,"...
Things get crowded under the golden dome, anti-smoking ad cost has senator smoldering (02/19/08)
The rotunda was filled with music and visitors. It was necessary to walk sideways in order to slide through the crowd. It was grocers, homeschoolers, advocates for smoke-free Iowa, and Clinton, boosters - all at the same time. Long time Capitol staffers scurried to the sidelines for refuge. ...
Cyclones send Panthers home (02/19/08)
It was the Cyclones' third win over the Panthers this year. Alta (18-2) plays at L-M (15-6) tonight, with the winner of that game to play Ar-We-Va or IKM Thursday at BVU. Substate is Saturday night at Spencer. St. Mary's, which hadn't played since closing the regular season with a 48-44 win at Schaller-Crestland Jan. 31, finished the season with a record of 3-19...
Roundball action heats up this week (02/19/08)
The women tip off at 2 p.m., with the men's game slated for 4 p.m. In the nightcap, the Duhawks (18-5, 12-2 IIAC) will be vying for a share of the league title unless they lose at Cornell tomorrow and the first-place Beavers (19-4, 13-1) win at Central the same night. The Beavers would have to lose their final two games (combined with a pair of Loras wins) to finish second, while Loras needs to win out for at least a share of the league crown...
DES MOINES, HERE THEY COME (02/19/08)
DENISON - Substate basketball games don't get much tighter than this. And for Newell-Fonda's girls, they won't get much more memorable. Susan Kies grabbed a steal and went coast-to-coast for a layup with under half a minute to go, Ar-We-Va's Cokie Quandt missed the back end of a 1-and-1 with 2.8 seconds left, and unranked Newell-Fonda overcame a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat No. ...
Hupke eager to maintain BVU's softball tradition (02/19/08)
Hupke is currently in her 10th season as the head softball coach at Briar Cliff University in her hometown of Sioux City, but the 1995 Buena Vista alum is excited for this opportunity. "I got a lot out of my time at BVU. If you truly enjoy your experience somewhere you're going to want to come back to that," Hupke said...
Don Bosco, Ballard Huxley and Waverly-Shell Rock set records 
 (02/19/08)
Don Bosco Gilbertville romped to its third straight Class 1A title with a remarkable 81-point win over New London/WMU, setting a new class scoring record with 175.5 points. Ballard Huxley won its first state title, breaking the 2A scoring mark with 181.5 points. Waverly-Shell Rock snapped Iowa City West's two-year hold on the 3A title, scoring 225 points...
Laurens-Marathon boys end N-F's season (02/19/08)
The Chargers improved to 15-6 and advanced to face No. 4 Alta tonight at the same location. N-F bowed out 10-12. "We played L-M strong before they went on a small run in the third quarter to extend their lead in the game to double digits," Mustangs coach Paul Loos said. "L-M played solid halfcourt defense and shot the ball well. We lost Robert Devereaux early in the game to an ankle injury and that didn't help our cause. He was averaging a double-double over the last few games of the year...
BVU men's tennis season lifts off with win over Simpson (02/19/08)
BVU swept through doubles play before winning 4-of-6 singles matches. 

Aaron Wigg and Tim Coleman opened things up with a thrilling 9-8 (7-0) victory at No. 1 doubles before Benjamin Stone/Derrick Young and Ronald Muhammad/Andrew Humphrey cruised to 8-2 wins, respectively, at No. 2 and 3. 

...
'Spiderwick Chronicles:' reality trumps fantasy (02/19/08)
Yet the family flick based on the books of Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black is an all-around class act, even if its world of ogres and goblins is a bit stale in the wake of its more ambitious cousins in the over-the-rainbow genre. The human characters are the main source of wonder here. ...
Year of the Frog has Blank Zoo hopping (02/19/08)
With scientists estimating that from one-third to one-half of more than 6,000 species of amphibians around the world are in danger of extinction, Iowa zoo officials are worried that kissing a frog good-bye might be more of a possibility. That's why this year - a leap year - of course - has been designated as "Year of the Frog" by global conservation organizations...
Classical with 'guts' (02/19/08)
The Spencer Area Concert Association will host one of today's most exciting young classical ensembles when the Claremont Trio comes to town on Friday, Feb. 22. The three beautiful and talented young women have gained the praise of music critics for their "exuberant performances" and "gutsy repertoire."...
Marian Grace McClure (02/19/08)
Marian Grace McClure, 79, Storm Lake, died on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Marian McClure, 79, Storm Lake, died Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Burial is in the Storm Lake Cemetery in Storm Lake on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m....
It's time to celebrate Iowa's diversity (02/19/08)
Yet, so much has happened since January 2007. I want to use this letter to report on some of those challenges facing our state and to share with you the steps the Culver/Judge Administration is taking to move Iowa forward. I also want to share with you some of the exciting places I am visiting here in our beautiful state and some of the people I meet along the way...
Prison vs. work (02/19/08)
Just in case you ever get these two environments mixed up, this should make things a little bit clearer - thanks to an email I received. you have to pay for it. security card and open all the doors for yourself. your salary to pay for prisoners. These are funny to compare but I can't help but think of a couple things that should be included with this list...
Dating: zero or hero? (02/19/08)
You've got no game! No style! This informative guide should help you manage that all-important first date. It should also come in handy for the 2012 crop of senior citizen presidential candidates, who, about now, should be seeking out new 19-year-old trophy wives. Score along...
No more lying about age (02/19/08)
And then there is this one: Someone asks you how old you are, and you respond coquettishly, "How old do you think I am?" The gambit here is to get them to say a number less than the ones you've piled up and then to tell them forthrightly what your actual age is in hopes of engendering an astonished "No way!"...