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Stories from Thursday, May 15, 2008

Obituaries (05/15/08)
David G. Mackay Nov. 17, 1953 - May 10, 2008 David G. Mackay, 54, Fort Dodge, died Saturday May 10, 2008. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel in Fort Dodge. Family interment services will be held in Alta. ...
Alta woman, realtor earns prestigious awards (05/15/08)
Georgia Weaver, Alta, of the United County Board of Realtors® has earned the Silver Individual Achievement Award from the Iowa Association of Realtors. The IAR Individual Achievement Awards started in 1988 to recognize excellence in real estate activities. ...
Students give back to the community through service work (05/15/08)
The Connection Classes at the high school and the middle school students gave back to the community last Friday as they got out and helped with several community projects - from washing fire trucks, to painting to planting trees to cleaning up areas after the long winter. It just so happened that the middle school students were planting trees - some 30 - and cleaning in the park the same day...
Mayor French: 'Together is better' (05/15/08)
The Alta Promotional Committee unveiled a new logo Wednesday that captures the essence of the connection between the school district and the community at a special ceremony that involved students and community members. "Catch the Energy" says it best. The logo captures the wind farm - such energy - which is a very vivid part of the community. That energy is also seen in the people of the community, says committee member Gretchen Miller...
Edgefest weathers the rain, raises $2,500 for SL causes (05/15/08)
Rain washed away EDGEFest's out-door celebration plans Saturday but failed to kill the rock 'n' roll. Nearly 500 fans, musicians and KBVU staffers gathered in the Elks Lodge Saturday to raise $2500 to benefit five local causes. EDGEFest, organized by KBVU 97.5 The EDGE of Buena Vista University, suffered its first rainout in four years, but hasty re-organization inside the Elks Lodge resulted in KBVU's most successful indoor concert ever...
Donors help ease 'peeling paint' city regulations (05/15/08)
Soon the City of Storm Lake will be will be issuing notices to those homeowners who have a peeling paint violation. The ordinance is part of the new Property Maintenance Code Program which was approved by the city during the winter. Understanding that some residents may have difficulty paying for the necessary repairs the City has partnered with local businesses to provide assistance. ...
BV County officials meet with Seasons (05/15/08)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors met with the Seasons Center Executive Board Friday, prior to making the decision to part ways with the agency in favor of a new provider of mental health services The County earlier gave their 60 day notice to terminate their contract with Seasons, and under provisions were required to meet with the Seasons Board to see if a resolution would be possible...
BV County signs with new mental health care provider (05/15/08)
Buena Vista County decided to sign a three fiscal year contract with Plains during their meeting Tuesday. The current contract with Seasons Center will run out on July 1. "What I want to get is the best we can get for the money we've got," said County Supervisor Paul Metten...
SL native and F-16 jet jockey takes part in NASCAR flyover (05/15/08)
Cory Kestel, a native of Storm Lake, loves NASCAR racing. He also love flying jets for the military. This Saturday he'll get to experience both. Kestel, a member of the South Dakota Air National Guard will be flying at about 1,000 feet at speeds of about 350 to 400 mph in a F-16 jet over Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All Star Race. "It's pretty exhilarating," Kestel said describing flying in a fly over...
Walk for Babies raises $19K (05/15/08)
Neither rain nor wind stopped about 100 volunteers as they showed up last Saturday with rain coats and umbrealls ready to log four miles for a good cause, the March of Dimes March for Babies. Individuals, families, organizations and businesses helped raise about $19,000 during this year's event in Storm Lake...
Aurelia opens new center with a big bash (05/15/08)
For a community of just over 1,000 people to raise over a million dollars to create a modern community center may seem like a tall order, but Aurelia made it look easy. The community rallied together at the new community center Saturday at its official opening. The new 7,700-square-foot structure sits on the same spot as the old community center which served the town for 80 years...
Building Iowa fish 'Field of Dreams' (05/15/08)
No one who has ever seen Field of Dreams can forget the signature line from that motion picture: "Build it and they will come." What if the scenario of a mythic Iowa cornfield was changed just a bit: no ball diamonds, but fishing lakes amidst fields of Iowa corn? And what if the fabled legend to emerge from another era was a fish, one that's particular about its need for clear, clean water?...
Students to jail for assaulting officer - with M&Ms (05/15/08)
A 20-year-old college student is charged with assaulting a Des Moines police officer - with candy. Officials say Sean McGuire, a student at Drake University, was arrested early Sunday at a convenience store. He allegedly threw several M&M's at a Des Moines police officer, who was investigating a hit-and-run accident involving an intoxicated man...
Culver inks $25m child health care package (05/15/08)
Iowa could become the nation's first state to offer health care to all its children under a package signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Chet Culver. The new law increases spending by $25 million over the next three years to extend health care to more than 50,000 Iowa children who now lack coverage. The plan also sets a goal of ensuring universal coverage for all Iowans within five years...
Comeback falls short for SL soccer girls (05/15/08)
The Storm Lake soccer girls nearly pulled off an improbable upset against Unity Christian. Down 4-1 at the half, the Tornadoes scratched back into the game, as UC finally won 5-4. "We put a scare into them, but we only won one half," coach Ray Wiederholt said...
Tennis girls move into Regionals (05/15/08)
The Storm Lake tennis girls ended their regular season with a heartbreaker Tuesday, losing a 5-3 match to Denison on the home court with nearly every match-up going nip and tuck. Abby Smith was unbeateable for the Tornadoes, sweeping 6-3, 6-0 in the number one singles slot, while sister Kelly survived a second set slugfest 6-3, 7-5 in a 7-4 tiebreak...
Pitching fuels Panthers (05/15/08)
Which version of the St. Mary's Panthers is going to show up? Will it be the team that struggled to find focus and lagged to a 3-11 start last season - or will it be the determined team that suddenly clicked and won 12 of its last 16 to salvage a .500 season and make an exciting run in the post-season?...
Pilot at the Movies (05/15/08)
'Indy' comes back Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood might have been speaking for us all when she set eyes on Indiana Jones for the first time in years. Her caustic greeting to the archaeologist-adventurer in 1981's "Raiders of the Lost Ark": "Indiana Jones. I always knew someday you'd come walking back through my door."...
Zoo opens butterfly bungalow (05/15/08)
What's New at the Zoo? The staff at Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha area glad you asked. This Saturday, the zoo opens its new Butterfly and Insect Pavilion. The magic is starting to unfold inside the new exhibit as butterflies have been released inside with the beautiful plants and flowing streams...
'Nathan's Floors to Go," opened to meet SL needs (05/15/08)
If you don't like it, we'll replace it," says Nathan Schlesner, owner of Nathan's Floors to Go. That's the motto for his store, Nathan's Floors to Go. "If you come into my store, you're the boss."It's all about pleasing the making the customer happy with a quality product and reliable service with professional installers...
Storm Lake Realtor receives Individual Achievement Award (05/15/08)
Joseph Aube, realtor from Real Estate Specialists and member of the United Counties Board of Realtors has earned a gold Individiual Achievement Award from the Iowa Association of Realtors. The IAR individual Achievement Awards were initiated in 1988 to recognize excellence in real estate activities. ...
Funeral Arrangements (05/15/08)
Edna D. Brummer Aug. 20, 1910 - May 12, 2008 Edna D. Brummer, 97, Albert City, died Friday, May 9, 2008 at Pleasant View Home in Albert City. Services for Mrs. Brummer were held Monday, May 12 at 10 a.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, with Rev. Stephen Kieser of Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake officiating. Burial was in St. John's United Church of Christ Cemetery in rural Newell. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter to the Editor (05/15/08)
Every conversation that involves two or more male humans that takes place outside of a football stadium but not within the earshot of a female of the species eventially boils down to the fact that we just can't understand women. It occurs to me that the opposite could also be true, albeit less publicized. In a second, I'll try to do something about that...
Nelson's View (05/15/08)
This past weekend I went home for Mother's Day and was greeted by the newest addition to the family, Cosby, a cross between a chocolate lab and a black lab, who was born on Friday the 13th. He's still considered a puppy by behavior standards but he's far from the cute little innocent puppy he once was. ...