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Stories from Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Trees Forever needs help: 80 plantings Sat. (05/13/08)
Storm Lake's Trees Forever group is looking for help, especially adult volunteers, for a special project to plant about 80 trees in Storm Lake parks this Saturday morning. A variety of new trees are being planted in anticipation of the future loss of ash trees in the parks because of the threat of the emerald ash borer...
Making history at History Day (05/13/08)
History education is the cornerstone of a quality education. National History Day is an education organization that is transforming the way history is taught and learned. National History Day is an exciting way to understand history and explore the past. Students create imaginative exhibits, original performances, documentaries, and papers related to an annual NHD theme...
Meeting the latest SL Habitat family (05/13/08)
In the six years that Claudia Ramirez and her four children have resided in Buena Vista County they've moved three times. Soon they will be moving one more time, however, this time, it is to a new home and a new life. Their new home, which will be the ninth home the Buena Vista County Habitat for Humanity chapter has built since 1999, will be located on Rose Lane. Construction is set to begin this spring. For Claudia, it is a chance to give her children a better and more stable home...
Meeting the latest SL Habitat family (05/13/08)
In the six years that Claudia Ramirez and her four children have resided in Buena Vista County they've moved three times. Soon they will be moving one more time, however, this time, it is to a new home and a new life. Their new home, which will be the ninth home the Buena Vista County Habitat for Humanity chapter has built since 1999, will be located on Rose Lane. Construction is set to begin this spring. For Claudia, it is a chance to give her children a better and more stable home...
Widely-traveled, politically-active Storm Laker is Mother of the Year (05/13/08)
Sarah Ledbetter, resident of Methodist Manor and mother of Dr. Nadine Brewer, has been named Mother of the Year by the Storm Lake Area Arts Council. Sarah Alice Perkins was born July 31, 1909 to Richard and Fanny Perkins in Cranmer, Hart County Kentucky. ...
Students awarded with scholarships at ceremony (05/13/08)
Storm Lake Dollars for Scholars awarded scholarships to students who are graduates of Storm Lake or St. Mary's high school pursing higher education. Amanda Proczak was the recipient of the Dr. Robert E. and Alice Mailliard Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a Storm Lake or St. ...
'Power of Play' explored as Storm Lake hosts first childhood summit (05/13/08)
In the first event of its kind in Storm Lake, over 150 people who work with children - teachers, preschool staffers, Head Start providers, day care operators and others - came together Saturday at King's Pointe to... Well, to be kids again. The occasion was the first of what is anticipated to be an annual Early Childhood Conference, sponsored by the Buena Vista, Crawford and Sac counties Empowerment program...
Eight area graduations at same time Sunday (05/13/08)
It is graduation galore this weekend as all but one of the area high schools and Buena Vista University present diplomas to their students Sunday and send them off into a new world. The exception, Storm Lake High School, is May 25. Here are the details:...
300 are arrested in latest sweep of illegals (05/13/08)
Federal immigration agents on Monday arrested more than 300 people in Postville during a raid at the nation's largest kosher meatpacking plant. The raid by agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was the largest in Iowa history, said Matt M. Dummermuth, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Iowa...
Anniversaries (05/13/08)
Immings to celebrate golden anniversary Art and Beulah Imming were married Feb. 15, 1958 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Fonda. Please join their children - Bev and Rick Vanderslice, Olathe, Kan.; Doug and Colleen Imming, Storm Lake; Ray and Patty Imming, Fonda; and Matt and Jess Imming, Storm Lake - and their grandchildren in celebrating 50 years of marriage at an open house on May 25, 2008, 2-5 p.m. at KC Hall in Fonda...
Advocates fear another immigrant raid in Iowa (05/13/08)
Immigration rights activists are concerned that the federal government may be planning an immigration raid on workers in Waterloo similar to one carried out in Marshalltown in 2006. Several activists gathered Sunday at a Waterloo church and at the home of a local social worker to discuss what they consider to be an impending raid...
Corn planting is slowest since 1995 (05/13/08)
Corn production this year could be down as much as 7 percent from the record-breaking heights of 2007, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Friday. The prediction is a foreboding sign for those hoping for a drop in prices. "What's it mean ultimately? High food prices, for sure," said Don Roose, president of U.S. Commodities in West Des Moines...
Burlington school, complete with 90 rooms and auditorium, goes up for bid on eBay (05/13/08)
The owners of the former Apollo Middle School in Burlington are selling it on eBay at a fraction of the cost paid just two years ago. The 1908 building has 90 rooms including a 700-seat auditorium complete with wooden seats and a red velvet curtain in its 108,000 square feet. It sits on 3.5 acres on a hill overlooking downtown Burlington and the Mississippi River...
1A teams send a ton of talent to State Track (05/13/08)
With the smallest track team in the area, and not enough athletes to run relays, Storm Lake St. Mary's will still manage to make an impact on the State Track Meet roster as Class 1A qualifiers were announced this weekend. Christine Becker qualified in two distance events for the Panthers, as teammate Emily Mohr made the field in the 3000. SM boys Paul Yak in the 3200 and Michael Ivey in the long jump will also compete in Des Moines...
Tornadoes storm on to State Meet (05/13/08)
SLHS girls crush record book at Districts, sending 15 events on to Des Moines The Storm Lake girls finished a close second in team points to Spirit Lake in a two-team horserace for the 3A District crown Friday night, but they got what they came for, and then some...
'Living the Dream' (05/13/08)
It looked as though Laurens native Jesse Schmidt's career in pro football was going to be over almost before it began. After his years hauling in passes as Buena Vista University's most dangerous offensive weapon, Schmidt hoped to catch on somewhere to keep playing football...
Pilot at the Movies (05/13/08)
'Harold and Kumar' There are plenty of bad sequel movies out there, but not often do you find one that requires a force of sheer will to watch it to the end, when you would rather end it all by immersing your skull in the hot popcorn butter vat just to make it go away...
Bayou sound in free area concert (05/13/08)
It's a long way from the Delta swamps to northwest Iowa, but Chubby Carrier will bring his form of "hot sauce" music back to Arnold's Park June 16 to kick off the summerlong series of free Preservation Plaza concerts next to the amusement park. Showtime is June 28 at 7:30. The following weekend, pop band Kory and the Fireflies take the stage...
Funeral Arrangements (05/13/08)
Glenn Sha March 1, 1924 - May 9, 2008 Glenn Sha, 84, Montrose, Colo., died May 9, 2008 at his home. Funeral services were held Monday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Montrose, Colo. A memorial mass was held Tuesday, May 13 at 10 a.m. at St, Mary Catholic Church, Montrose, Colo. Arrangements were under the direction of Crippin Funeral home and Crematory, Montrose, Colo...
Letter from the Editor (05/13/08)
One of you out there owes me, big time. Not to mention what you owe to Gray Cat. Gray Cat came into my life without an invitation, and somehow, seems to have prospered here despite the fact that I despise the beast. One of you out there dumped it, in the middle of a hard winter, and hoped it would go off somewhere and die. ...
Glawe's Outlook (05/13/08)
With the passing of Mother's Day, I can't help but reflect on all that we, as mothers, have had to put up with raising our kids. Aww, the wonderful smells that came out of those pretty little babies; who could've thought! All the whining in the stores for treats and toys - and giving in more than once (or twice) to prevent a bigger scene from occurring...