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Stories from Thursday, February 28, 2008

Entering their 90s, two local bowlers are still having a ball (02/28/08)
Irene Winterhof and Isabelle Shaw are having a "ball" in their golden years! The two women are on a women's bowling league together and enjoy it immensely. Irene celebrated her 90th birthday on Tuesday - at the bowling alley - and Isabelle will turn 90 later this year...
Engagements (02/28/08)
Greta Lichtenberg, Mitch Giese to marry in Alta July 26 Greta Lichtenberg and Mitch Giese, along with their parents, Randy and Carol Lichtenberg, Alta, and Bob and Lori Giese, Paullina, are happy to announce their engagement. The couple is planning a July 26 wedding in Alta...
Boys JV basketball season ends (02/28/08)
The Alta JV boys basketball team hosted their annual tournament on Saturday Feb. 2 at the middle school and lost both games to Storm Lake and Newell-Fonda.  In game 1 Alta started fast and led for most of the game only to have the Tornado's catch them to force overtime and eventually lose by a score of 41-36.  Cameron Manteufel led Alta's scoring attack with 18 points, Josiah DeRoos followed with 9 points, Zach DeRoos 4, Brody Lichtenberg 3 and D.J. ...
Alta Library to offer free digital camera class (02/28/08)
The Alta Community Library, 1009 Main St., is sponsoring a digital camera class on Tuesday, March 11 from 7-9 p.m. in the computer lab next to the community library between the middle school and elementary school. Misty Gray, Storm Lake Public Library Director, will ne teaching the class. Topics to be covered include choosing a camera, features of a digital camera and how to use them, printing photos, saving digital photos, editing photos and attaching photos to email and other web-based media...
Kiwanis to host youth wrestling tourney (02/28/08)
The Eighth Annual Alta Kiwanis Youth Wrestling Tournament will be held Friday at the Alta High School. There are four age groups that may compete - pee-wee Weight classes will be decided after all entries are received. Entry fees are $12; a parent or guardian must be available to sign the entry forms. Divisions and weigh-in times are:...
Student's work to be on display at Des Moines Historical Building through the month (02/28/08)
Art work by Alta first grade student Aric Stephan, son of Randy and Rachel Stephan, has been selected for the 2008 Youth Art Month Exhibit on display during March at the Des Moines Historical Building. Aric's chalk goblin piece is among approximately 100 pieces of student artwork chosen from across the state of Iowa for this annual event...
Marketlink celebrates 10 years of business (02/28/08)
Storm Lake Marketlink's Call Center celebrated its 10th anniversary recently. Vice President of Operations Bob Beaman, Des Moines, spoke to the employees and shared appreciation to them and the community of Storm Lake. "This is good news," he said. "When we decided to open this call center we scouted this area for some time. We thought this would be a good place for employment and it has been."...
BVU event explores genocide in Darfur (02/28/08)
On March 3 at the Buena Vista University Science Center, room 126 from 7-8:30 p.m. the ACES program will present the film, "The Devil Came on Horse Back." A U.S. Marine Captain, Brian Steidle goes on an emotionally charged journey into the heart of Darfur, Sudan in 2004. ...
Waterpark plans season opening (02/28/08)
Just in case you were convinced that spring will never come: The King's Pointe Outdoor Waterpark is scheduled to open for the season in 87 days. The tentative schedule calls for the multi-million-dollar park to open for its first full season on Saturday, May 28 at 11 a.m. Initially, it will be open on weekends only...
3 Beavers to Wrestling Nationals, Hulegaard grapples for record as BVU's first-ever four-time All American (02/28/08)
Senior 133-pounder Jestin Hulegaard will try to become the program's first-ever four-time wrestling All-American when he takes part in the NCAA Championships. Hulegaard, who placed fifth in Thursday's Iowa Conference Championships, earned the qualification as a wild card participant...
County budget down, but urban taxes up (02/28/08)
Buena Vista County will be proposing its 2008-09 budget to the public in a public hearing on March 11. Proposed tax rates per $1,000 taxable valuation for the urban areas is $7.617, up 21 cents over the current budget. Proposed tax rates for the rural areas will remain the same at $10.525...
BV Demos, GOP gear up conventions, begin to build a platform (02/28/08)
The Buena Vista County Republican and Democratic Committees are nearing closer to their respective County Conventions, knowing that by the time they are complete, there is still a distinct possibility that the Democratic orace between United States Senators Barack Obama (D-IL) and Hillary Rodham-Clinton (D-NY) could still be a dead heat...
SL school leaders aren't 'scared' by state mandate bill (02/28/08)
Storm Lake education leaders have mixed feelings about the debate between state and local control of their curriculum, but Storm Lake Superintendent Paul Tedesco suggests it may be a blessing in disguise. A bill that would require school districts to follow a state-mandated curriculum passed the Senate after nearly four hours of debate Tuesday night...
4-H hopes to get BV County's goats (02/28/08)
The purpose of the 4-H Special Goat Project is: To increase participation in goat projects at the county fair. Each participant will receive BV County Fair Ribbon premiums as well as a portion of the livestock premium from local businesses. Participants will be expected to participate in the recruitment of livestock premium money with guidance from the County Extension Office...
Engagements (02/28/08)
Greg Robertson and Amy Radke Amy Radke and Greg Robertson are happy to announce their engagement. Amy is the daughter of Myron and Sue Radke, Aurelia. She graduated from Aurelia High School and the University of Northern Iowa with her masters degree from Buena Vista University. She is a first grade teacher at Westfield Elementary in Linn-Mar School District. She currently resides in Marion...
Boy Scouts hold pancake breakfast (02/28/08)
A boyscout pancake breakfast will be held Sunday, March 2 from 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the Elks Lodge at 610 Michigan St. in Storm Lake Adults are $4, Children 12 and under are $3, Family tickets are $12 This event is sponsored by Boy scout troop 103, Boy Scout crew 103 and Hy-Noon Kiwanis and Kiwanis Beavers...
State can do better job on illegal immigration, Iowans say in poll (02/28/08)
The majority of Iowans believe state officials can do a better job of handling the immigration issue than the federal government, according to a new Iowa Poll. The poll, published in a copyright story in The Des Moines Register, showed that 55 percent of Iowans say the state can deal more effectively with immigration than the federal government...
West Des Moines schools to screen applicants for drugs, alcohol (02/28/08)
The West Des Moines school district will begin screening potential employees for drugs and alcohol. The district's school board approved the new policy Monday. The policy, which mirrors screening done in the private sector, is believed to be among the first for public schools nationwide...
Iowans await warm Memorial Day weather (02/28/08)
It's a sure sign warmer weather will eventually return to Iowa. Reservations for campsites at nine state campgrounds for Memorial Day weekend have all been claimed. Kevin Szcondronski, the parks chief for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said advance reservation camp sites are already gone for Memorial Day at Lake Anita, Lake Ahquabi, the beach campground at Brushy Creek, Elk Rock, Ledges, Maquoketa Caves, Viking Lake, Prairie Rose and Lake of Three Fires...
NF ON TO STATE TITLE GAME (02/28/08)
The Dunkerton Raiders have won 82 games over the last four years. They put up a state-best 83 points a game, thanks to senior dynamo Kayla Waskow and a frenetic, full-court pressure trapping defense aimed at forcing 40 turnovers an outing. They shoot three times a minute and sub five players at a time nearly every minute, like line changes in hockey...
Beavers Fall in Overtime to Coe in IIAC Quarterfinal Matchup (02/28/08)
Four players scored in double figures for Buena Vista, but it wasn't quite enough as Coe College outscored BVU 17-2 in overtime to knock off the Beavers 88-73 on Tuesday night. Aubrey Hauswirth's layup with 35 seconds left in regulation tied the game at 71-71. Both teams then had a shot at the end of regulation to win it but both came up just short...
3 Beavers to Wrestling Nationals, Hulegaard grapples for record as BVU's first-ever four-time All American (02/28/08)
Senior 133-pounder Jestin Hulegaard will try to become the program's first-ever four-time wrestling All-American when he takes part in the NCAA Championships. Hulegaard, who placed fifth in Thursday's Iowa Conference Championships, earned the qualification as a wild card participant...
'Footloose,' 'Aristocats' on area stage (02/28/08)
Spencer Community Theatre is proud to announce that musicals "Footloose" and Disney's "Aristocats" will be produced as part of this year's Children's Theatre Season. Children ages 6-14 are eligible to audition for and participate in "AristoCats," Disney's comedic animal tale based on the Disney film of the same name. ...
PILOT AT THE MOVIES (02/28/08)
The newest Ryan Reynolds comedy, "Definately Maybe," had plenty of buzz going for it. The premise is an entertaining one, the cast is full of interesting people, and it's from the makers of some really good flicks, like "Love Actually" and the first "Bridget Jones's Diary," but it just doesn't nearly have the charm - and Reynolds doesn't have the leading man chops - to follow through on the promise...
Knology buys Prairie Wave (02/28/08)
PrairieWave Communications has become Knology. While there is a name change, there will be no change in the quality service that customers have come to know. A ribbon cutting took place at the Storm Lake center on Wednesday to celebrate the name change...
Century 21 The Professional Group pledges support to Gingerbread (02/28/08)
Century 21 The Professional Group will be supporting Gingerbread House by donating a part of each commission generated from March 1 through Dec. 31, 2008. "We want to give back to the community and help support the people who support us," says Margie Robinson, Broker Owner of Century 21 The Professional Group. Each agent has eagerly agreed to this commitment. This donation will be generated with no additional cost to either sellers or buyers...
Iowa B&Bs bring tourism summit to Storm Lake (02/28/08)
They are some of the unsung heroes of the tourist industry contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to Iowa's annual visitor income. An event planned for next month (March 2 and 3) will celebrate the achievements of the Iowa bed and breakfast industry and look at what it takes to run a successful bed and breakfast business...
Funeral Arrangements (02/28/08)
Lola F. Naslund Aug. 23, 1932- Feb. 23, 2008 Lola F. Naslund, 75, Galva, died Feb. 23, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services for Mrs. Naslund were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the United Methodist Church in Galva. Burial is in the Galva Township East Cemetery in Galva. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller, was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (02/28/08)
Imagine the look on the face of a "john" who show up for an appointment with a lady of the evening, only to find it's actually a bunch of burly policemen waiting to make a sneaky bust. I suppose some of them might have envisioned the possibility of handcuffs and such - but not quite like this...
Taliban warns of restaurant attacks in Kabul (02/28/08)
My 22-month-old doesn't want to wear a diaper anymore. Trouble is, she doesn't want to wear underwear either. Nope, just naked is fine with her. The problem is she is doing her business all over the house because she is not interested in using the potty...
Readers Respond (02/28/08)
From PAT MURPHY / Iowa legislator Legislation approved by the House Veterans Affairs Committee directs the State Lottery to create two additional scratch and pull-tab games annually, with the profits dedicated to veterans, their spouses, and dependents. The Lottery estimates that these additional games would...