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Stories from Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Graduation Day filled with memories for SLHS (05/27/08)
Storm Lake High School's 159 seniors shared an emotional graduation day Sunday. Speaking to their classmates were Amanda Proczak, Michael Schulz and Jacob Lyon. Amanda, class president, told her classmates, making up a sea of green, that she had done some thinking about the school symbol, and found that a "Tornado" was a fitting mascot for the class. "Together we have been through a whirlwind known as high school, while learning to be strong and powerful during the process."...
BVU's assistant professor of music earns doctorate (05/27/08)
Paula Keeler, assistant professor of music at Buena Vista University (BVU), has received her doctorate of education in curriculum and supervision from the University of South Dakota. She received her degree on May 10 at Vermillion. The title of her dissertation was Preparing Music Teachers for Iowa K-12 Schools: An Analysis of the Music Education Curricula at Iowa Colleges and Universities...
Buena Vista Co. Conservation offers free fishing contest for kids (05/27/08)
Are there any young fish pros out there? If that's you, and you are between the ages of 6-15 years old, then pre-register now for the annual Buena Vista County Conservation Board fishing contest to be held Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Gustafson Lake south of Sioux Rapids, Iowa. This fishing contest is in conjunction with the aquatic educational program, FISH IOWA, offered free of charge...
Area BVU students recognized (05/27/08)
Area Buena Vista University students were recently honored at the university's annual Student Recognition event. Alicia Haack from Newell received the School of Education Senior Award in Teaching English as a Second Language. Tyler Kirkholm from Storm Lake received the School of Communication and Arts Senior Art Award; was named to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; and was recognized as a nominee for the Senior of the Year Award. ...
Mom on the run (05/27/08)
Mom has to sacrifice always. Raising children is like racing cars. Making sure every bolt is checked, the tires are changed, the fuel tank is filled, whatever it takes to continue the race. Moms have several watches and long itineraries at hand. Time is crucial. We cannot escape from time. Time management makes a difference. Decision-making may alleviate guilt when handled wisely and properly...
Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault to present program at Sioux Rapids (05/27/08)
Jenny Ahlers of Centers Against Abuse & Sexual Assault will be reading the book "Three Kinds of Touches" on Monday, June 2 at 10 a.m. to at the Sioux Rapids Library. This presentation is specifically designed for preschool and school-aged children...
Large crowd marks Memorial Day in SL (05/27/08)
Forty-eight years ago, Korean war veteran Darwin Lussman was asked to help out the local Amvets Post on Memorial Day. This Monday, he had finally given all he could. As the guns roared three times in a Salute to the Dead, and the Colors were carefully stowed away for visits to the local cemeteries, it was time for the Commander to step aside...
Engagements (05/27/08)
Trista Westscott and Troy Curnyn Jeff and Sandy Westcott, Albert City and Vonnie Meyer, Jewel are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Trista Marie Westcott, Denison to Troy Joseph Curnyn, son of Linda Curnyn and fiancé Brad Scott, Denison and Dan and Connie Curnyn, Dension...
Anniversaries (05/27/08)
Betty and Troy Clapp The children of Troy and Betty Clapp are honoring their parents with a card shower to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary and Troy's 80th birthday on May 31. Please send cards to: Troy and Betty Clapp 4920 190th Ave. Linn Grove, Iowa 51033...
Area Vietnam vets still mustering up (05/27/08)
Around two folding tables pushed together sit 15 men. Together, they banter playfully, giving each other a hard time about events that happened some 40 years ago. The words "Remember when ..." rise often above the voices of men swapping stories. Individually, each has his own memories about war and service to his country. But most prefer to talk about the camaraderie they and hundreds of men shared as members of the 2nd Battalion Mechanized, 133rd Infantry, Iowa Army National Guard...
Iowa opens China trade office (05/27/08)
Iowa Gov. Chet Culver has announced the opening of an Iowa trade office in Beijing, saying it's important the state carve out a presence in the rapidly growing nation. Culver, in the midst of a nine-day trade trip to China, said Iowans should think of China more as a trading partner than an economic competitor...
Mustangs 1 stroke from title (05/27/08)
After the first round at the 1A Iowa State Golf Tournament, Newell-Fonda senior Spencer Baak was mired in mid-pack with an unremarkable 85 on the Spring Valley course. That's when Baak, the Mustangs #1 slot player all year, showed what he's made of...
PILOT COMMENTARY (05/27/08)
Gambling it all away Not all jobs are created equally. Some are simply more enjoyable than others. I grew up on a farm doing some tasks that would make Mike Rowe, host of the show "Dirty Jobs" on the Discovery Channel, cringe in disgust. I have also had the pleasure of spending a summer riding on a charter bus to various Midwest ballparks to announce baseball games on the radio. For me, those jobs were on opposite ends of the enjoyability spectrum...
SM boys 1-2 for weekend (05/27/08)
They weren't things of beauty, but the St. Mary's baseball team emerged from the weekend with one win in three games to stand at 2-3. Friday, Maple Valley Anthon-Oto held off the Panthers 5-4. Ryan Drey threw a four-hitter, but SM made four crucial errors to allow four unearned runs. ...
SL's Munger fights it out at State tennis (05/27/08)
Storm Lake's Jesse Munger's memorable season ended in the consolation round at the State Tennis Tournament in Waterloo Friday, but not without a battle. Munger drew James Vandenberg, the #4 seed in the state and first-round upset victim, who had been undefeated in the regular season and will be the University of Iowa's prize freshman quarterback recruit in the fall. Munger won the first set 4-6, and Vandenberg took the second and third 6-4, 6-3 in a see-saw slugfest...
Clutch NF girls 6-1; Deveraux 14 K's (05/27/08)
There's no quit in the Newell-Fonda girls, who rallied from a 4-1 deficit and some shaky defense to nip Spirit Lake 5-4 in eight innings. "This was a fantastic high school softball game," NF Coach Dick Jungers said. "I was proud of our kids for fighting back and never giving up."...
Woldly acts for concert season (05/27/08)
The 2008-2009 Spencer Area Concert Association season will be the biggest ever, with eight concerts scheduled. The season brochure is being mailed out, and will also be available at several locations around the area, including Arts on Grand. The season will open on September 20, when Todd Green performs music from around the world on nearly 40 musical instruments. ...
Pilot at the Movies (05/27/08)
'Made' is a mild miss Patrick Dempsey may be the McDreamiest thing on the little screen, but he isn't Julia Roberts. And though the new movie "Made of Honor" (is anybody quite sure where they are going with that title?) tries so hard to be a male version of "My Best Friend's Wedding" it clearly falls short...
Threshermen Show set (05/27/08)
The Albert City Threshermen & Collectors Show wil be celebrating its 38th Year with the 2008 show August 8 - 10. This year's show will featre John Deere tractors, engines and equipment, although all makes and models of antique and horsedrawn equipment is welcome...
Funeral Arrangements (05/27/08)
Wilberta "Billie" Dannenberg Wilberta Mae "Billie" Dannenberg, 94, Storm Lake, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at St. Luke's Lutheran Home in Spencer. Services for Ms. Dannenberg will be held Tuesday, May 27 at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake at 11 a.m. ...
Letter from the Editor (05/27/08)
Gardenaholics I come from a long line of "gardenaholics," victims of a disease with symptoms including dirt under the fingernails (and inexplicably in other crevices where it should be unlikely for soil to homestead); criss-cross scratches on the knees which neighbor children use to play tic-tac-toe; secret nightmares about rabbits the size of bull moose; and the sweating tremors that seem to arrive about the first week of every April...
Glawe's Outlook (05/27/08)
Remember the veterans One of my favorite times of the year just passed - I went to visit my mom and brought her flowers. A veteran of World War II, she died 30 years ago. In my busy world, I take the time each year to place flowers on her grave. It gives me an awesome feeling to see by the time I have gotten there that the local legionnaires have already been there and left a flag and a legion emblem - in appreciation for the time she served in the army...
Readers Respond (05/27/08)
When it's time to go From KENNETH L. RUSSELL / Via internet I have been thinking about the horse that broke its ankles while running in the Kentucky Derby and was euthanized (put to sleep) to keep it from suffering. This brings home very forcefully that we treat animals better than we do old people when their life is obviously over...