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Stories from Thursday, May 22, 2008

Alta Build Connections welcomes Jeff and Chris Lietz (05/22/08)
While Jeff Lietz has lived nearly his whole life in rural Alta, his new wife Chris is new to the community, to the state and even to the country. The couple has recently purchased a home at West Links. The Alta Builds Connections Team welcomed the family with several gifts from the local businesses...
Wheels, Meals, Squeals IV to be held at Summit Church Sunday (05/22/08)
You're invited to the annual Memorial Day Celebration on Sunday, May 25 at Summit Church in Alta. Come for any part of the day's schedule, which includes a special service, free lunch, inflatables, bike rides and other outdoor activities. Here's an outline of the day's come-and-go events:...
Memorial Day services at Alta Community Center (05/22/08)
The annual Alta VFW Memorial Day services will be held Monday at the community center beginning at 10 a.m.. The color guard and firing squad will be led by Commander Dan Young. Invocation will be given by Pastor Terry Pollard, United Methodist Church. Commander Young will give the introduction. The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary will give a tribute to the war dead and place the wreath. Clinton Hofferman will place the flag...
Graduation 2008: 'Don't cry because it's over' (05/22/08)
Graduation is a ceremony filled with mixed emotions for the students who have completed their requirements. There is sadness of leaving friends and teachers who have helped to guide them; there is uncertainty of the unknown that lies ahead of them; there is happiness as they begin a new and very exciting chapter in their lives...
New leaders begin the Spectacular fund drive (05/22/08)
Two volunteers with experience in fundraising along with a dedication to the Star Spangled Spectacular (SSS) have taken the reins of the annual fund raising campaign for Storm Lake's biggest citywide celebration. They are Josh Newhouse and Barb Anderson, who this year succeed fundraising co-chairmen Craig Fratzke and Dick Hakes. The latter pair had logged about 15 years in the fund raising position...
Senior caregiver turns grad (05/22/08)
Sheila Weier graduated from Buena Vista University Sunday Her family and friends couldn't be more proud. After being out of school for 20 years, Weier enrolled in college at the urging of her employers at Sioux Care Center and her family. It took her five years of attending night classes and Saturday classes to complete her work ...
Storm Lake blood drive on June 3 (05/22/08)
The Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Specialty Clinic will host a Siouxland Blood Bank collection on Tuesday, June 3, from 12 p.m.-6 p.m. It is important to continue donations in the summer, when giving often declines, but accidents can be likely...
Harkin blasts Bush for Farm Bill veto (05/22/08)
President Bush's veto Wednesday of a $300 billion farm bill shows that he's "aloof and out of touch with the country," Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin said Wednesday. Harkin said the farm bill received support from a broad coalition of farm, energy, religious and conservation groups and wide support in both parties. Both Iowa senators as well as western Iowa Repressentative Steve King voted for it...
High School home building, nursing experience programs come to Storm Lake (05/22/08)
For the past nearly two decades, Storm Lake High School students have had the opportunity to participate in the League of Schools which provide students with exposure - through hands on training - in such career areas as home building, nursing, cosmetology, auto mechanics and others at no cost to them. ...
Tech leader helps schools plug into future (05/22/08)
Sarah Freking, technical coordinator, has helped the Storm Lake School District, move ahead in its technology. This is the first year Freking has been with the district. She told the school board Monday nighr that "we're headed in the right direction. We have more than enough work to keep us busy this summer."...
Iowa Demo chair joins Obama camp (05/22/08)
Superdelegate and Iowa Democratic Chairman Scott Brennan endorsed Barack Obama on Tuesday, hours before the presidential candidate makes his first visit to Iowa since the state's precinct caucuses. Brennan's backing brings Obama's total delegate count to 1,917, a little more than 100 delegates short of the 2,026 needed to clinch the nomination. That total includes 306.5 superdelegates, according to the latest Associated Press count...
Accused murderers want bail reduced (05/22/08)
Three man being held in Dickinson County Jail awaiting trail in the beating death of a young man outside a Milford "Gentelemen's Club" earlier this spring have pleaded with a judge this week to reduce their bail. John Allen Swan, 30, of Crossett, Ark.; Scott Thomas Adair, 29, of Crossett, Ark.; and Michael James Friedrichs, 29, of Forest City now face $750,000 bond - an amount their attorneys claims is excessive...
NW Iowa woman, baby found dead (05/22/08)
A woman and her baby have been found dead in a home in the western Iowa town of Schleswig. The Crawford County sheriff's office says a neighbor found 33-year-old Shannon Steinbach hanging in the basement around 7 p.m. on Monday. Her 4-month-old daughter, Hope, was found dead in an upstairs bathroom in about 5-6 inches of water. ...
Mustangs golf to State, 3rd straight year (05/22/08)
When Newell-Fonda graduated half of its boys from the team that went to State last year, 1A golf coaches around northwest Iowa were probably hoping for a rebuilding year out of the Mustangs. So much for that idea. With three first-time varsity players, N-F has swept through the season and qualified for its third straight State Golf Tournament this Friday and Saturday on Spring Valley Course in Livermore...
Alta, N-F girls wrap up in Regionals (05/22/08)
Newell-Fonda and Alta girls golf teams emerged from District play to qualify for the 1A Regional Tournament at Deer Creek in Hinton this week, but fell a step short of qualifying for State. Hinton won the Regional with a team 364, followed by West Monona with 384...
St. Mary's starts season with a flurry (05/22/08)
They played the familiar riff of "Bad to the Bone" over the PA before they batted, but what the St. Mary's boys mistreated Tuesday night was the starting pitching of Granville Spalding, winning 6-4 in the first action of the season. Jon Foelle crushed a triple to lead off the game, sliding in with a cloud of dust as the third-bagger lost the ball. ...
'Miss 4x4' (05/22/08)
Okay, let's pass out those certificates to all of the Storm Lake High School students out of the student body of over 700 who have played four varsity sports over four years. Form a straight line now everybody. No pushing. Count them up - let's see, round off to the nearest whole interger, multiply by the sqare root of pi, carry the nine.....
Mills helps Alta baseball to healthy start (05/22/08)
About 48 hours after helping Alta to wrap up a third-place run at State Track in Des Moines, Jack Mills had traded uniforms to take the mound back in Alta as the Cyclones rattled Rockwell City-Lytton/Southern Cal 14-4 in five innings Monday. Mills pitched three perfect stanzas, giving up no hits, walks or errors and striking out five of the nine boys he faced to notch a win. ...
Garrison Keillor to glam bands to daredevils, Fair has it all (05/22/08)
Tickets went on sale this week for the Iowa State Fair grandstand shows. The Fair is August 7-17. Country superstar Josh Turner appears with special guest Craig Morgan. Turner's latest hits include "Firecracker" and "Another Try" while Morgan's latest single, "International Harvester" continues to be a radio favorite. Grammy Award-winner Tracy Lawrence and Blake Shelton also team up for a not-to-miss night of country hits...
Summer yoga class on tap (05/22/08)
Kathryn McKinley will be offering one session of CommUnity Education Yoga this summer on six Tuesdays beginning June 3rd at the Storm Lake Middle School from 5:45 until 7pm. This class focuses on Hatha yoga, the practice of physical postures to assist with flexibility, balance and strength. Each week the class works on several positions and finishes off with relaxation. A registration fee of $30 is due to CE at 419 Lake Avenue by Monday, June 2nd...
Johnny Cash exhibit at RnR Hall (05/22/08)
Johnny Cash left a legacy unmatched and memorabilia to go with it. An acoustic guitar built specifically for Cash is now on exhibit in the Iowa Great Lakes Region. The abalone-inlaid acoustic guitar was purchased in tribute to and memory of Terry Graves of Grand Island, Neb. by his widow Sharon. She decided to buy the instrument at the auction of the Johnny and June Carter Cash estate...
Mexican grill opens in Baker's Court building (05/22/08)
Experience a little taste of Mexico without even crossing the border at El Parian Mexican Grill and More, an authentic Mexican restaurant that just opened last week on West Milwaukee in the old Baker's Court building. That's the experience owner Ismael "Mike" Leon says he wants for his customers to take away from his restaurant. Leon opened aother El Parian Mexican Grill and More location in Spencer last year and noticed many of his customers were coming from Storm Lake...
Schuelke Auto Company announces economic stimulus package (05/22/08)
In response to direct customer feedback citing the prospect of rising gas prices as a top concern, Schuelke Auto Company announces its own economic stimulus package: an exclusive gas price protection policy that eliminates the risk of further spikes in fuel prices...
SL Realtors receive prestigious awards (05/22/08)
Brett Bachman, Judy Larson and Jan Lang of the United County Board of Realtors have earned Individual Achievement Awards from the Iowa Association of Realtors. Brett and Jan have earned the Bronze Award, while Judy earned the Silver Award. The IAR Individual Achievement Awards were initiated in 1988 to recognize excellence in real estate activities. ...
King's Pointe director celebrates tourism (05/22/08)
Director of sales, Katie Schwint, from King's Pointe Waterpark resort recently attended Iowa Tourism Unity Day, an annual event that celebrates the impact of travel in Iowa. More than 200 members of Iowa's tourism industry participated. "Unity Day presents a wonderful opportunity for our industry members to get together, network with others and re-energized for Iowa Tourism Month in May and the summer travel season," said Nancy Landess, Iowa Tourism Officer Manager...
Funeral Arrangements (05/22/08)
Clarence Frederick Richter April 27, 1913 - May 14, 2008 Clarence Frederick Richter, 95, Storm Lake, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008 in his home. Services for Mr. Richter were held Monday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (05/22/08)
RIP, the smoky Iowa bar scene By DANA LARSEN, Pilot-Tribune Editor I've never been a smoker, and never will be, so the looming end to the smoky bar tradition isn't going to have much direct impact on me. It occurs to me, though, that a long tradition will suddenly disappear as of July 1, assuming Iowa's new smoke-free law is actually enforced...
One Woman's Viewpoint (05/22/08)
The Big 2-4 I celebrated my 24th birthday yesterday. While at the court house last week becoming an Iowa citizen once again I was asked if I had a big birthday party planned. I shook my head. I should have said, "Heck yeah - I no longer have to take grief from people about living in Nebraska - The Cornhusker state."...
Readers Respond (05/22/08)
Common sense From LAURIE GROVES / Farm Bureau I've decided that I'm NOT going to go outside ever again. I'm also going to throw out all my Tupperware, any and all products containing corn or "corn syrup", my microwave and my cats. I have to, or else risk the peril of death... or obesity. That's what you'de believe too, if you read the same headlines I've seen at the grocery store...