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Stories from Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sioux Central FFA attends State Leadership Convention; brings home many awards (04/29/08)
On April 13-15, 37 members, seven parents, and one former advisor of the Sioux Central FFA chapter attended the 80th annual State Leadership Convention in Ames. Over eight teams participated in Career Development Events, with four of the teams receiving silver medals and one receiving gold...
Amy Kessler awarded P.E.O. Scholarship (04/29/08)
Amy Kessler, a senior at Storm Lake Community High School, has been named the 2008 recipient of the Storm Lake P.E.O. Scholarship. This award was announced at the annual Founder's Day event held Thursday, April 24 at the United Methodist Church Family Life Center...
SL music students to take part in state music festival (04/29/08)
On Friday, May 2, the Storm Lake High School Music Department will travel to LeMars High School and Middle School for the annual State Large Group Music Festival. This is one of the numerous sites that host the culminating activity of high school music departments for their concert bands, orchestras, and choirs. ...
Free kids golf clinic tees up summer fun (04/29/08)
There will be a free kids golf clinic at Sunrise Pointe Golf Course in Storm Lake, Saturday, May 3, starting at 8:30 a.m. Kids pre-K to 12th grade will learn to use the various clubs and to drive, chip and putt. The clinic is held along with a nine-hole Passwords KidzScramble tourney set for later in the morning. ...
Fighting against Parkinson's (04/29/08)
Karla Hansen of Holstein, Iowa recently attended the PAN forum in Washington, D.C. for four days. Karla was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease six years ago. She is the Iowa State Coordinator for Parkinson's Action Network (PAN). The Parkinson's Action Network is the unified voice of the Parkinson's disease community-advocating for more than one million Americans and their families...
Health Center sees uninsured crisis up close (04/29/08)
United Community Health Center in Storm Lake is joining local businesses, faith leaders, educators, health providers, community organizations and individuals to recognize Cover the Uninsured Week (April 27-May 3), a national campaign organized to galvanize public awareness about the need for affordable and reliable health care coverage...
Dredging to begin, with $1 million coming from the state (04/29/08)
Storm Lake officials have received word that the new appropriations bill approved by the state legislature will include a $1 million line item for dredging of Storm Lake. The funds should come on line in July of 2009. The state has already received $1 million for fiscal 2008...
Habitat for Humanity begins next home in SL (04/29/08)
Habitat for Humanity's Buena Vista County Chapter will host a groundbreaking ceremony on May 3rd at 11 a.m. at the building site - 1717 Rose Lane. Habitat's ninth home will be built in partnership with Claudia Rammer and her family. Claudia and her children, Lydia, Rodrigo, Claudia, and Rigoberto, are looking forward to their new life in their own home...
After a year, SL soldiers coming home (04/29/08)
Break out the fresh yellow ribbons. On Monday, the Storm Lake Armory was given word to begin planning a homecoming celebration for the 43 local soldiers who shipped out for deployment to Kosovo on July 17 of last year. They have been tentatively scheduled to arrive back in Storm Lake between July 8 and 16...
Will ultimate fighting be banned in area? (04/29/08)
Anti-domestic violence advocates want the city to ban cage fighting, claiming it promotes violent behavior among men. The Webster County Family Violence Response Team is urging the City Council to consider an ordinance that would prohibit staging a cage fight within city limits. The group is made up of officials from law enforcement, court, probation services, counseling and victim services agencies...
Alta community remembers lost soldier, one year later (04/29/08)
PFC Brian Botello lost his life in Iraq fighting for his country one year ago today. It has been a challenging and bittersweet year for his mom, Karyn Brophy, and sister Jamie, both of Alta; there have been good days and bad days. But tonight, they will celebrate Brian's life with friends and family at Summit Church - everyone is invited to be a part of the event beginning with an ice cream social at 7:30 p.m. followed by the launch of prayer-filled balloons...
Engagements (04/29/08)
Sara Halverson and Chris Legore Sara Halverson and Chris Legore, both of Ames, will be married June 28 at First United Methodist Church in Ames. A reception will follow at the Scheman Building, Ames. Sara is the daughter of Mark and Cindy Halverson of Linn Grove. Chris is the sone of Time and Diane Legore of Mount Vernon...
Action figures recreate battles (04/29/08)
Just for the record, Bill Taylor does not play with dolls. They're action figures. And when it comes to describing the battlefield dioramas that fill a large part of the basement of his Burlington home, play isn't the right word, either. Taylor, 54, is a history buff in a family with a military tradition dating to the Civil War, when his Kentucky ancestors took up arms on both sides of the conflict...
Statehouse Almanac (04/29/08)
Session Fatigue "Repeal" said the electronic displays sitting high on the north and south walls overlooking the Senate floor. "An Act relating to the repeal" begins the title to the bill before the Senate. "Repeal" the dictionary defines as to revoke or withdraw formally or officially; to revoke or annul by express legislative enactment. Thus began the wake for the local option sales tax for school infrastructure...
SL boys one match shy of Spencer, take 2nd as they host conference tennis meet (04/29/08)
So close. Ron Netten took a glance at the beautiful wooden plaque, with gold engraved names for the team that wins the Iowa Conference Boys Tennis Tournament each year. Storm Lake's name was on there in the year the tourney was born, 1991, and never since...
BVU baseball splits pair of nailbiters with St. Mary's (04/29/08)
Playing its final two non-conference games of the regular season on Saturday afternoon, the Buena Vista baseball team closed the day with a doubleheader split with visiting St. Mary's University (Minn.) by scores of 4-3 and 7-6 (8 innings). In the opener, the Cardinals jumpd out 2-0 in the second, and BV scored twice in the fourth as Brad Blum knocked a two-run double...
Drake Relays hold some unexpected challenges for SL (04/29/08)
For the 19 local athletes who competed at the 99th running of the Drake Relays Friday, the experience was a memorable - if somewhat frustrating - one. For the Storm Lake boys, it was a long drive to finish without a recorded time. On the first exchange of their 4x100 meter preliminary, the baton pass went just outside the box, and officials disqualified the team...
Olympic Dreams (04/29/08)
He had just hurled 16 pounds of iron - the unyielding cannonball capable of ripping an athlete's sinew from the bone - for 56 feet and four inches. And he'd just done it at the track mecca of Iowa to tie for fourth place honors amongst a murderer's row of some of the strongest throwing athletes in the country...
The Last Dance (04/29/08)
Saturday was the end of an era for Buena Vista softball. And the beginning of one. The games against rival Coe were the last of head coach Marge Willadsen's 28-season-long career. They were also the first contests ever played on the new Storm Lake High School-Buena Vista University baseball/softball fields, a joint project a year in the making. For the history books, it was Willadsen threw out the ceremonial first pitch...
New frontman, new CD for EdgeFest-bound Throw the Fight (04/29/08)
Driving hard rock band "Throw the Fight," will make the trip from Minneapolis as one of the headline bands for EdgeFest 2008. With its most impressive lineup to date, the alternative music festival will be held in Storm Lake's Sunset Park May 10 starting at 4 p.m...
Pilot at the Movies (04/29/08)
'Baby Mama' - it's all in the delivery Tina Fey didn't write Baby Mama, though you'd be forgiven for walking into it and assuming she did. After all, her face appears prominently on the movie's ubiquitous posters, alongside that of co-star and former Saturday Night Live cast mate Amy Poehler...
On Stage (04/29/08)
'Camelot' tryouts are May 4 & 11 Legendary King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table will come alive on the stage at the Roxy Theatre as Buena Vista Community Theater presents Lerner and Lowe's musical "Camelot" at the end of June...
Funeral Arrangements (04/29/08)
Evelyn Schmitz June 27, 1924 - April 25, 2008 Evelyn June Schmitz, 83, of Primghar, formerly of Storm Lake, died Friday, April 25, 2008, at Prairie View Retirement Home in Sanborn. Her services will be today, Tuesday, April 29, at 1 p.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Primghar with Father Tim Hogan officiating...
Letter from the Editor (04/29/08)
After AWAYSIS Now that we have built the fine, big new resort, waterparks and all the rest in Storm Lake, we can sit back, put our feet up and wait for all those new businesses and developments and jobs that were promised to come rolling on in, right?...
Glawe's Outlook (04/29/08)
Hawk walk e visited the University of Iowa campus this week as it is time for our oldest child to make one of the biggest decisions in his life - "How far away from my parents do I want to be to continue my education?" My husband is the only one that has seen the campus in a large view, visiting high school friends attending there 30 years ago. This was the first U of I visit for Jordan and I...
Readers Respond (04/29/08)
Iowa nurses deserve better From LT. GOVERNOR PATTY JUDGE It is a known fact that Iowa's nurses face many challenges. Nurses' pay in Iowa remains among the lowest in the nation and the outlook is poor for new nurses to replace those who are retiring...