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Stories from Thursday, May 8, 2008

Students help beautify Buena Vista County with colorful barn quilts (05/08/08)
The students in Darlene Still's classes have been learning how to quilt - finding patterns, coming up with color schemes and piecing materials together. Though they have had fun making the small quilts that could be used for pillows or wall hangings using the sewing machines, the students had a much larger challenge. The had the opportunity to construct two 8'x8' wooden quilts for Bob and Helen Holmes. The colorful creations will be placed on a 100-year-old barn located on M36...
Students will collect for Lord's Cupboard on Friday; community asked to set out donations (05/08/08)
The Alta High School students are taking Friday to spend a few hours doing community service projects. While some classes are working in the parks, fairgrounds, ball diamonds or other locations, Mrs. Carlson and Mr. Nesbitt's Connections classes are putting on a food drive for the Lord's Cupboard. ...
Well-known pianist Brian Hanson to perform this Sunday at United Methodist Church (05/08/08)
Brian Hanson's piano concerts are a unique blend of hand picked traditional favorites fom the old time hymns and gospel songs, the best of contemporary praise and worship music, and his own original compositions. He will perform at the United Methodist Church in Alta on Sunday at 7 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is located at 218 Prospect St...
Obituaries (05/08/08)
Norma J. Miller April 15, 1932 - May 2, 2008 Norma J. Miller, 76, Alta, passed away Friday, May 2, 2008 at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, May 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Alta United Methodist Church. Pastor Terry Pollard officiated. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery of Alta. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements...
Two teachers retire, leaving behind 65 years of experience (05/08/08)
Two teachers have opted for the early retirement package presented to them by the school board. The district will lose a combined 65 years of experience. Retiring with 31 years experience is Mike Norris, coach and high school physical education teacher and Carolyn Lessmeier with 34 years at the Alta Elementary...
Fiesta Latina celebration Sunday in SL park (05/08/08)
The Fiesta Latina event is rescheduled for Sunday in Storm Lake, after being canceled earlier. Hosted by Buena Vista University and RAICES student multicultural group, the Cinco de Mayo season celebration is being moved off campus for the first time in hopes of involving the community...
Dollars for Scholars (05/08/08)
At the Dollars for Scholars Awards Ceremony held at Storm Lake Middle School, Sunday, May 4, a total of 92 scholarships were awarded to 57 Storm Lake High School and Storm Lake St. Mary's High School seniors totaling $37,900. Scholarships consisted of Local Dolllars for Scholars as well as designated scholarships from a number of community sponsors...
City okays Kolb Garden contracts (05/08/08)
The Storm Lake City Council took care of a number of items of business Monday, including approving three contracts for construction of the Kolb Memorial Gardens. The garden will be contracted out to Lundell Construction Company, Steve Tate Construction and Taylor Contracting, which are all local companies, said Development Director Mike Wilson. Each contractor will be working on a portion of the construction...
Tyson defends Chicago recruiting for SL (05/08/08)
While a mysterious e-mail making the rounds of the state and beyond claims that Tyson Foods has brought in vanloads of Chicago gang members who roam the streets of Storm Lake "like wild dogs," officials of Storm Lake's largest employer tell a different story...
Economic stress taking a bite out of food bank (05/08/08)
A nationwide economic crunch is beginning to take a toll on local food banks. "We have people coming in to ask for food who have never had to do that before. They may be uncomfortable about it at first, and they tell us they don't like to have to ask for help," says a worker at the Upper Des Moines Opportunity Food Pantry in Storm Lake...
Unique career day stirs aspirations of S-C students (05/08/08)
Students at Schaller-Crestland High School had the opportunity to preview the job world during their recent career day - but these weren't necessarily your average 9-to5'er careers. From choke holds to bull riding, to crime lab mystery-solving, students had the chance to sit in on eight talks presented by 23 guests who were at the school to share information about their careers and the educational paths needed to get there...
Weddings (05/08/08)
Doug and Molly Buckendahl Molly Smith and Doug Buckendahl exchanged marriage vows on Dec. 29, 2007 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Rev. Kendra Mohn officiated the ceremony. A reception and dance followed at the Western Iowa Tech. Center in Cherokee...
New law may ease hospital expansions (05/08/08)
The state's hospitals would not have to get public approval for the construction of new facilities under a bill that lawmakers quietly passed during the final hours of this year's legislative session. The requirement eliminated under the measure applies to the state's 82 small, rural hospitals, including those in this region. ...
Statewide school tax becomes law (05/08/08)
Gov. Chet Culver on Tuesday signed into law a measure taking statewide a 1 cent local option sales tax already approved in all 99 counties. The money will be spent on school buildings and to ease local property tax collections. As he signed the measure into law before students and local leaders at a Sioux City school, Culver emphasized that the legislation won't increase taxes...
Trial set in bid to force out Spirit Lake school officials (05/08/08)
Judge Patrick Carr has set a date for the non-jury trial in the suits attempting to remove two Spirit Lake School Board members from office. The bench trial will be held October 10 to remove Beth Will and Ann Goerss as president and vice president of the Spirit Lake School Board...
Relays power SL boys to 2nd spot (05/08/08)
Swift relays including a new school record in the shuttle hurdle powered the Storm Lake boys to second place in the Lakes Conference Track Meet Monday night at Estherville. Spirit Lake Park won with 125 points, followed by Storm Lake with 106.5. In a mirror image of the girls' meet, the "Lakes" teams fought it out for supremacy, leaving the rest of the field far in their wake. ...
LM boys, SC girls are Charger Relays winners (05/08/08)
The Laurens-Marathon boys won the Charger Coed Relays Monday in impressive fashion, scoring 153 points to second-place Sioux Central's 105. Alta was third with 99, Newell-Fonda fourth at 56, Aurelia fifth at 50 and St. Mary's seventh with 24 amid the 11-team field...
Mustang girls win NW meet (05/08/08)
The Newell-Fonda girls brought their "A" game to the Northwest Conference golf meet Monday evening at Sioux Rapids, played in the best conditions of the year. Kelly Johnson carded a 44 to take medalist honors for the Mustangs, while Laurens-Marathon's Kylie Woodley also shot a 44 for runner-up...
Wordekemper gets a taste of the big show (05/08/08)
It was just the slightest taste, but for Storm Lake's Eric Wordekemper, it has to be motivation that the dream he has worked toward for years is within long, strong right armslength. In a split squad exhibition game this spring, the New York Yankees brought minor league prospect Wordekemper, the former St. ...
SL girls set school scoring records (05/08/08)
It was a night of records, streaks, and season/career bests as the Storm Lake girls won eight of the 19 events and scored in 14 of them to finish second to perennial rival Spirit Lake Park in the Lakes Conference Girls Track Championships Monday night at Estherville...
Disney brings live show to the area (05/08/08)
Tickets are going on sale for one of the largest Disney stage productions ever to launched outside Disneyland and Diney World. Disney Live! Winnie the Pooh will be performed at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer November 15 as the show tours the United States for the first time...
Pilot at the Movies (05/08/08)
Somewhere, I'll almost bet you, somebody is working on the script for "Archie and Jughead vs. Osama bin Laden." Can there possibly be any more old comic books to mine for quick, moneymaker movies? I counted 92 comic-book based flicks, including 15 just between Superman, Batman and Spidey. ...
Genesis announces capital campaign for rain gauge printing business (05/08/08)
When some think of Genesis Development of Storm Lake, they may just think can and bottle redemption. However, behind the scenes members of the Work Services department are working on other business ventures. One such business venture has been printing rain gauges and now they have goals of expanding their current business and the prospect they say is something they are excited about...
Funeral Arrangements (05/08/08)
Howard Bayse Sept. 13, 1918 - May 4, 2008 Howard Bayse, 89, Springfield, Mo., formerly of Bolivar, Mo., passed away at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. after a long illness. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 8, at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake, with Rev. ...
Letter from the Editor (05/08/08)
Over the past few years, I've written stories about how a middle school music class dedicated a semester to studying the Cobblestone Ballroom, how an author wrote about the historic site, how the Iowa Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame museum featured it in a major exhibit and honored it with an inclusion in the hall, and how the state's top cultural official Anita Walker toured the place and fell in love with it, terming it a "time capsule" and potential treasure for all Iowans...
Nelson's View (05/08/08)
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms. Sunday is Mother's Day. I'm not a mom yet but I have a pretty special mom. While browsing the web one night I found all sorts of so called "perfect mother's day gifts" - you've got your traditional chocolate and flowers and then there's liposuction and face lifts or Nintendo Wii is coming out with 'Wii Fit' here in a couple weeks. ...
Readers Respond (05/08/08)
Showing too much at the prom From CHRIS WIDMAN / Storm Lake Having read both Storm Lake papers and seen the colorful pictures of the various prom-goers, me thinks of an apparently forgotten phrase; "modesty in dress." What does it mean? Isn't it being taught today? At home? At school? Do parents approve this dress code? Does anyone stop to think? What does prom mean? Why this emphasis on prom.... and why has modesty been forgotten?...