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Stories from Thursday, June 12, 2008

Alta FFA members have a year full of successes (06/12/08)
The Alta FFA organization concluded its year May 8 with a parent/member banquet, awards ceremony and farewell for Andy Zinnel who has served as the voc-ag teacher/FFA instructor for the past four years. He resigned from the district when his position was cut down to half time, despite a petition that was signed by over 382 citizens to keep the af program full time, as a means of cutting down the district's budget. ...
Fees, meal prices approved for next school (06/12/08)
The Alta School Board approved lunch prices and school fees for the next school year at its regular meeting Monday night. Lunch fees will see a slight increase. Junior kindergarten-12th grade lunch meals will increase by 10 cents; junior kindergarten meals will now cost $1.65 and grades three-12 meals will now be $1.75. ...
Area native Shawn Mayer goes from the hog farm and the fire truck to 'Nashville Star' stage (06/12/08)
As "Nashville Star" premieres this week on NBC, Shawn Mayer of Iowa is still alive among the top-12 music acts vying for the season's coveted win, a recording contract with Warner Bros. Nashville and the opportunity to perform on the world's stage this summer at the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing...
BV Fair Queen, Little Miss entrants sought (06/12/08)
Do you want to have a lot of fun this summer and have the chance to make a lot of new friends? Here is the perfect opportunity for you; be a candidate in the Buena Vista County Fair Queen pageant or Little Miss Pageant. Contestants for both the Little Miss and Buena Vista Fair Queen contest are needed...
King applaud's Bush 'E-Verify' immigrant order (06/12/08)
Western Iowa's congressman Steve King applauded the president's executive order that requires businesses doing contract work with the government to use the "E-Verify" tool to confirm the immigration status of their employees. In a statement to the Pilot-Tribune Tuesday, King said that E-Verify is a voluntary program operated by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration to help employers assure that those they hire are in the country legally...
Alex's Army plans 'Walk for Hope' (06/12/08)
Alex's Army is on the march - literally. Local volunteers of all ages working to support Alex Hermstad, a Storm Lake teenager stricken by a mysterious, undiagnosed illness that has gradually robbed her of all ability to move, speak and breathe are planning the "Walk for Hope, Faith & Courage" on July 5 in Storm Lake to assist the family...
At a combined age of 136, Star Spangled Spectacular Ride/Run elder statesmen are eager to hit the SL streets again (06/12/08)
There's an infamous photo going around town, labeled 2008 Ride/Run. It features two vultures sitting on fence posts. "I hear that Schall and Gailey are entered again this year," one says to the other. "Well, you have to have a sense of humor about it," laughs Jim Schall, half of the twosome of attorneys who have been a part of the Storm Lake Star Spangled Spectacular Ride/Run for some 20 years of Fourth of July mornings now...
Local duo excited to open Arbys restaurant (06/12/08)
An Arby's restaurant is scheduled to open by January 2009 in Storm Lake, owned by Storm Lakers Keith Madsen and Tony Bedel. It will be located southeast of Century 21 at 809 Flindt Drive, employing around 20 people. It will seat 40 to 60 and include a drive-up lane...
Engagement (06/12/08)
Jessica Jensen and Cory Albers Monte and Jo Jensen, Battle Creek, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Jo Jensen, to Cory Matthew Albers, son of the late Rodney Albers and James and Tamera Rusch, Anthon. Jessica is a 2004 graduate of Battle Creek-Ida Grove High School. ...
State officials fear more flooding (06/12/08)
A sandbagged levee was holding in Cedar Falls on Wednesday, protecting the downtown from the raging Cedar River. But just downriver, the neighboring city of Waterloo ordered a mandatory evacuation of some neighborhoods because of groundwater runoff, officials said...
How much did U of I know about sex assault allegations? (06/12/08)
University of Iowa officials were not at fault for a belated investigation of sexual abuse allegations that led to charges against two former Hawkeye football players, but a university policy that paved the way for the arrangement is flawed. Those are the views of the Iowa Board of Regents, which released a report on Tuesday in response to the case of Cedric Everson, 18, and Abe Satterfield, 19, who face charges of second-degree sexual abuse in connection with the case...
SL, St. Mary's grab big conference wins (06/12/08)
Storm Lake 6, Spencer 3 The Tornadoes stormed out to an early lead against Lakes Conference rival Spencer Monday night, piling on five runs in the first inning after Spencer's Chris Lensing had given the Tigers the lead on a solo homer in the top half of the inning...
Alta's Bibler hurls PERFECT game (06/12/08)
Alta 9, Rockwell City-Lytton 0 ALTA - Junior Jessy Bibler pitched a perfect game Tuesday night as Alta beat Rockwell City-Lytton 9-0. It was a bit of an improvisation for the Cyclones, who hadn't scheduled RC-L, but added the game at the last moment when Laurens-Marathon was unable to field a team for its scheduled game at Alta this week...
SL comes back strong to shock Fort Dodge (06/12/08)
Fort Dodge 5, Storm Lake 2 Storm Lake, 8, Fort Dodge 3 "Playing up" is a Storm Lake credo, and they like nothing better than to catch hold of a team from Fort Dodge or Sioux City. "That's how you find out how good you are," Storm Lake softball coach Jason Stoltzfus said. "Taking on the bigger schools is how you get better."...
Area Events (06/12/08)
Tonic Sol-fa free at Fair The Midwest's most in demand a cappella group, Tonic Sol-fa, will return to entertain fans at this year's Clay County Fair. The four-member male collaboration, originally from the Twin Cities area, will perform free concerts in the Grandstand at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8...
Nadas concert rocks Creek Days (06/12/08)
Perhaps Iowa's most popular pop touring band, The Nadas, will bring their unique sound to Odebolt Creek Days June 20-22, for an outdoor concert to begin at 9 p.m. Saturday near the Community Center. With nearly 15 years of soulful sound behind them, the Nadas have marked new territory with a new album, "The Ghosts Inside These Halls."...
VeraSun leaders see big potential for AC ethanol plant (06/12/08)
After Brookings, SD based VeraSun merged with US Bioenergy this past March, current executives CEO Donald Endres and President Danny Herron have been meeting with officials and employees at each company involved in the merge. Their visit included the Albert City plant, a 110 million gallon plant which processes over 39 million bushels of corn each year. and is one of the largest ethanol facilities in the U.S...
Prairie Lakes AEA honors staff members (06/12/08)
This spring, Prairie Lakes AEA recognized its staff who celebrated milestone years of service as well as those who were retiring. Through mergers, moves and transitions, our staff has stayed true to their passion of meeting the needs of children, students, families and educators...
Bacon named to million dollar round table (06/12/08)
Dan Bacon, of Storm Lake, a FR with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has earned membership in the prestigious 2008 Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). Bacon qualified for this honor based on his sales excellence, outstanding client service, ethical conduct and professional knowledge. ...
Funeral Arrangements (06/12/08)
Delbert McCoy Nov. 1, 1932-June 7, 2008 Delbert "Del" McCoy, 75, Storm Lake, died Saturday, June 7, 2008 in Storm Lake. Funeral services for Mr. McCoy were held on Tuesday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (06/12/08)
Take another road It was just yesterday. I was making a quick run over to Alta and back, like I've done ten thousand times before, to snap a picture of a girl's softball game. I hadn't even gotten out of town yet when I was flagged down by a road crew dude with all the personality of a snapping turtle and half the speed...
Nelson's View (06/12/08)
A great motto to live life by! I got a new poster to hang on my wall this past weekend. It's an autographed ISU football poster autographed by the coach, athletic director and some of the players. Written on the poster is the following statement...
Readers Respond (06/12/08)
Don't forget Darfur From CHLOE BISHOP / President, Amnesty International Buena Vista University Chapter In February 2003, the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) bombed an airport in Al-Fashir in protest of the Sudanese government's failure to protect impoverished villages from attacks made by nomadic groups. Seventy government soldiers were killed. The Sudanese government erupted in violence sending out their army, called the Janjawid, meaning "devil on horseback."...