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Stories from Thursday, March 13, 2008

Walleyes on road to Storm Lake, but can supply keep up with demand? (03/13/08)
How many walleye can Storm Lake serve up? Along with the glacial lake's growing appeal as a recreation tourism site comes greater pressure on the fishery to deliver a good catch to the navy of anglers who visit it. In past years, the creel studies by the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources has led to estimates of a fish harvest of 3,000-5,000 annually...
OPERA Iowa coming to Alta School (03/13/08)
Elementary students in Alta will have the chance to see one of the fastest growing art forms in America when OPERA Iowa arrives on March 18, 2008.  Des Moines Metro Opera's award-winning touring troupe will present the 40 minute opera, The Billy Goats Gruff, for students grades K-6.  A new piece for OPERA Iowa, these ornery billy goats will charm the audience with their adventures in outwitting Osmin the Troll...
Letter to the Editor (03/13/08)
To the Editor: Thanks for making the "No Hungry Neighbors" a community success! The spirit of caring and sharing brought success to the local food drive conducted during December 2007 and January 2008, sponsored by the City of Alta and Alta Municipal Utilities. ...
FFA students compete, do well in district competition; some advance to state (03/13/08)
Six members of the Alta FFA chapter participated in FFA District competition at Inwood on March 8. Bryghtyn Franker placed first out of 67 competitors in the FFA Greenhand quiz competition. Meagan Phipps also received a gold in the Greenhand quiz. The Floriculture team of Alli Glienke, Chris Glienke and Renae Hinkeldey placed second overall and received a silver ranking. ...
Wrestler honored (03/13/08)
Brian Botello loved sports - especially football and wrestling. He made his mark at the Alta High School and that mark will remain forever. The son of Karyn Brophy, Brian lost his life in Iraq last April while fighting for his country. High school wrestling coaches Louie DeRoos and Cory Diischer, also dedicated servicemen who have been deployed to Iraq, introduced a new award that will be presented for 24 years to the wrestler that has worked the hardest throughout the year. ...
School board approves plan to reduce expenditures (03/13/08)
The Alta School Board presented recommendations Monday on how to reduce expenditures for the fiscal year 2009. With 85 percent of the budget going towards salaries, it has been necessary to take a close look at staff. The reduction recommendations include eliminating teacher's positions and reducing positions to less than full-time. It is necessary to reduce the expenses by at least $327,000 in order to remain "financially solvent and maintain a strong district."...
Trees Please! helps Storm Lake (03/13/08)
Mid American Energy Company is providing $272,000 to 99 cities and community organizations throughout its Iowa service territory in support of its Trees Please! program, including $2,000 to the City of Storm Lake. Trees Please! funds are distributed to local communities each year in an effort to promote energy efficiency and environmental beautification through the planting of trees, and it is just one of Mid American Energy's 22 energy efficiency programs offered to residential and non residential customers.. ...
Passport clinic to be held at Recorders office (03/13/08)
The Buena Vista Recorder's office will hold a passport clinic on Tuesday, March 18, from 4:30-7 p.m. Persons will be able to come into the office and apply for their passports during that time. Appointments are not necessary. This will give an opportunity to those who cannot get in to the office during the Recorder's regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m...
Actress confronts anorexia issue (03/13/08)
At the worst of it, she weighed just 68 pounds. But it takes a big woman to do what Eva van Dok does. A secret sufferer of anorexia and bulemia since her earliest teen years, the Broadway veteran now tours the country, presenting her one-woman show "Eaten Alive!" to as many young people as she can reach - performing it hundreds of times so far...
L-M crowd supports school principal Rose Davis (03/13/08)
The Laurens-Marathon gym was packed with supporters for Middle School/High Principal Rose Davis at Monday's school board meeting. Rumors were circulating that Davis was being ousted from the school but school board member Nancy Fuchs said there seems to be a misunderstanding. Davis was offered an early retirement package after inquiring about that possibility, then declined it, Fuchs said...
Anniversaries (03/13/08)
Gutels observe their 65th anniversary Marjorie and Earl Gutel Earl and Marjorie Gutel, Storm Lake will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on March 21. Their children, Vicki Olson, Marathon and David Gutel, Storm Lake will help them observe this special event. They have five grand children and three great-grandchildren. Family and friends may extend congratulations by sending cards to 5581, 90th Ave. Storm Lake...
Engagements (03/13/08)
Kayla Kramer and Jason Lindsay Jason Lindsay and Kayla Kramer would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding. Kayla is the daughter of Dana and Nancy Kramer, Spencer. Jason is the son Kent Lindsay, Sioux City and Sue Jarvis, Albert City...
UNI locks down with threat of gunman (03/13/08)
The University of Northern Iowa locked down its dormitories for about two hours Tuesday after a female student reported that her boyfriend planned to confront her with a gun. Police surrounded Dancer Hall and told its 500 residents to remain in their rooms while they searched the building. Officials said the lockdown ended before 8 p.m. when the suspect, Todd Younk, 18, was arrested at his mother's home in Windsor Heights...
Iowa Legislature (03/13/08)
In the first funnel of the session, a bill must have passed through committee in either the House or the Senate to stay alive this year. The funnel does not apply to appropriation or taxation bills. The funnel has made for non-stop dawn to dusk sub-committee and committee meetings this week. ...
Springer's Gymnastics team has successful outing (03/13/08)
Storm Lake's Springer's Gymnastics team fared well at the MAGA Division 6 meet in Glencoe, Minn., March 8. The team received the Sportsmanship Award for the meet, and coaches Marcia and Mike Ready were named Coaches of the Year by the MAGA (Midwest Amateur Gymnastics Association). The Pink team scored a 113.8...
Sweet Sixteen (03/13/08)
The Beavers' St. Louis sectional has its share of studs. Edrick Montgomery averages 16.8 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks for a No. 14-ranked Millsaps College (Miss.) club that's won 27 of 30 games. Tyson Lesesne throws in 18 a night on 51 percent shooting for a battle-tested, 19-11 St. Mary's (Md.) team that features four players averaging 12.6 points or better...
PILOT-TRIBUNE ALL-AREA BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM (03/13/08)
At a lanky 6-foot-3, Jesse Munger may not have been the biggest guy, but he hit the glass like an absolute maniac. The Tornado senior forward, who played a good chunk of the season with a broken hand, was the only player in the Lakes Conference to average double figures in both points (12.3) and rebounds (10)...
Student artists take over Witter (03/13/08)
The March exhibit at Witter Art Gallery in Storm Lake is "Schaller-Crestland Youth Art Month" with work by students of the area school district. The show will be open to the public through March 27. A variety of media are featured in this colorful display - including chalk, pen-and-ink, painting, ceramics, paper collage and mixed media...
SL music documentary film debuts (03/13/08)
February's Emeritus University class, "Notes: A Noteworthy Story of Music" that was canceled in February has been rescheduled for Monday, March 24 at the United Methodist Church, 3:30-5 pm. This session will feature a full-length documentary movie that chronicles the Storm Lake High School music department as the band, choir and orchestra learn, practice and rehearse for a year of concerts and contests, culminating with a national performance trip to Florida...
Pilot at the Movies (03/13/08)
Imagine "Anchorman" on a basketball court. "Talladega Nights" with afros, "Blades of Glory" set circa 1976. It almost seems like Will Ferrell plays the same role in every comedy- the self-indulgent incompetent who somehow finds himself in the limelight...
Holstein Food Locker wins statewide awards (03/13/08)
The 72nd Annual Convention & Trade Show of the Iowa Meat Processors Association was held at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center and the ISU Meat Laboratory in Ames, on Feb. 14-17. Processors from 48 plants and vendors in 41 booths were in attendance fo the training sessions and the Trade show...
Tillage workshop set (03/13/08)
Discover how you can reduce nutrient and tillage costs-RISK FREE by attending a BMP (Best Management Practice) Challenge workshop. By using a side-by-side approach, find out first hand how nutrient / tillage Best Management Practices (BMP'S) can boost your bottom line...
Local trust analyst professional earns national certification (03/13/08)
Chad Halder, a Trust Analyst at The Citizens First National Bank, was recently awarded the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB) in Washington, DC. The CTFA designation is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of wealth management and trust. ...
Funeral Arrangements (03/13/08)
Audrey C. Fitzgerald March 31, 1988-March 2, 2008 Audrey C. Fitzgerald, 19 years old, of Independence, died on Sunday, March 2, at Loras College in Dubuque, (where she was a student) of meningitis. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, at the Independence High School in Independence. ...
Letter from the Editor (03/13/08)
By now, Chuck Grassley isn't an Iowan - he's Iowa. He's won what - three, four hundred straight elections? You have a better chance of getting hit by lightning while scratching off the winning Powerball ticket and simultaneously getting french kissed by the Queen of England than you do of defeating C-Grass at the ballot box...
Tales From The Crib (03/13/08)
As we were leaving a birthday party one day, my 4-year-old was handed a favor bag. She promptly looked into it and declared: "I don't want this!" I was mortified because she did it right in front of the birthday boy's mother. "Addie, of course you do. Say thank you," I urged her...
Readers Respond (03/13/08)
Reject King 'bigotry' From KEN BLEY / Northfield, Ill. Ever since I briefly attended college in Iowa, I have admired the generally moderate, middle-western common sense of your state's politics. However, the recent rabid attacks on Barack Obama by Congressman Steve King are indistinguishable from the racism of George Wallace, the religious bigotry of Billy Sunday, and the demagoguery of Joe McCarthy...