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Stories from Thursday, June 19, 2008

Local students perform with Celebration Iowa (06/19/08)
Storm Lake fourth, fifth and sixth grade students will have the opportunity to perform with the Celebration Iowa Singers and Jazz Band (formerly State Fair Singers and Jazz Band), an elite ensemble of Iowa high school musicians from around the state. The local students and Celebration Iowa perform Friday, July 4 at the Sunset Park Bandshell, 1:30 p.m. The show is free...
Alta Pool offers fun for all ages (06/19/08)
The Alta Pool is up an running to offer a cool place for people to go on these hot summer days. The pool is open each day from 1-8 p.m., weather pending. Costs are $2 for one-day admissions. Season passes are also available at $40 for a single pass or $70 for a family pass,...
Alta citizens invited to celebrate Horizons June 22 (06/19/08)
Hope is on the Alta "Horizon" you're invited to join in the celebration! Over the course of several weeks, a large, diverse group of residents, concerned about the future of their community, took part in a leadership training course, Horizons Community Leadership Program to Reduce Poverty. Their concern for the community continues...
Alta blessed by two new pastors and their families (06/19/08)
Alta has been blessed with two new pastors, and their families, who are now living in the community and sharing their faith. Pastor Kevin Lewis is serving at Church of Christ and Pastor John Schmidt is serving at St. John Lutheran in Hanover. Pastor Lewis grew up in York, Neb. ...
'Best seat in the house' up for auction for fireworks fans (06/19/08)
Storm Lake Fourth of July fireworks spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy unique "seats" to see the show, as well as help raise funds for the Star Spangled Spectacular event. Spectacular committee members have arranged to auction off six packages for groups to watch the fireworks from atop the new King's Pointe lighthouse. Bidders can vie for two lighthouse spots for five people each, and four lighthouse spots for four people each for a total of six packages...
Angels for Alex planning walk (06/19/08)
Friends and family of Alex Hermstad have organized a walk to raise money to pay for ongoing medical care for her. The group is called Alex's Army and will be walking not only to raise money, but also to raise awareness of Alex's condition in the hope that someone will help find a cure for the disease that has afflicted this young girl...
Congress candidate visits CAASA abuse shelter, blasts Bush budget (06/19/08)
Congressional candidate Rob Hubler expressed his support for the Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) following his visit to its Cherokee facility Tuesday afternoon. "If I'm elected to represent you in Congress, I will be a proud advocate for the work that you are doing at all five centers in western Iowa," said Hubler, the Democratic nominee in the Fifth Congressional District...
King's Pointe 70%+ full, waterpark draws from 35 miles (06/19/08)
There are some lovely lakefront strolls, some exciting waterpark walkways, striking beach ambles and impressive lodge promenades to saunter, but King's Pointe resort manager Jason Havey likes to trudge through the parking lot. That's where he finds out if Storm Lake's great experiment in municipal resort development is working...
City: Where to turn for answers on Sunset Bay condos? (06/19/08)
Complaints are beginning to be heard about the idle Sunset Bay Condominiums site on the municipal golf course in Storm Lake, but city officials do not feel that there is much that they can do to influence the project at this time. "We are monitoring their site, making sure that the perimeter fencing is secure and so on," said Scott Oleson, city code enforcement official. ...
Relay for Life hopes to raise $50k or more to fight cancer (06/19/08)
You are invited to help "Pack the Track" at the annual Buena Vista County Relay for Life to begin at 5 p.m. Saturday and continue through 6 a.m. Sunday at the Storm Lake High School track. Co-chair Kelly Wolleson said teams will have the opportunity to spend all night walking for those loved ones who have faced cancer and of course to share memories. Even if you are not a team, you are invited to come on out and participate in the event and help raise money to find a cure for cancer...
The busy days of May at Newell Good Samaritan Center (06/19/08)
The month of May always proves to be a little busy as it contains National Nursing Home Week, Mother's Day, and our Volunteer Appreciation Day. The month started off on the first with our volunteer appreciation supper. Volunteers gathered in our basement community room and were served soup in a bread bowl, relish, and Boston cream pie. ...
Buena View Federated Garden Club to host flower show Aug. 14 (06/19/08)
The Buena View Federated Garden Club announces that their 2008 Flower Show will be held Thursday, Aug. 14. their theme is "Conserving Planet Earth." The design division has 12 classes and the horticulture division has 77 classes. the schedule and rules are [printed and ready for distribution. Call 732-1285, chairman JoAnn Olsen, for a copy...
Small towns nearly flooded off the map (06/19/08)
Even before the Iowa River used this town as a shortcut to the Mississippi, there wasn't much here: A post office, a convenience store, a tavern and a little restaurant. The largest employer was a pork-and-grain producer called TriOak Foods. The company's towering grain elevator was the tallest structure for miles around...
New county mental health provider opens office in SL (06/19/08)
Patrick Schmitz, Executive Director of Plains Area Mental Health, Inc. announced that Plains Area Mental Health will provide outpatient therapy, emergency, consultation and education services to citizens of Buena Vista County in their new office at 200 West Railroad Avenue in Storm Lake...
WC trims #4 SL's sails; they rebound 12-2 at Algona (06/19/08)
Western Christian 3, Storm Lake 0 HULL - Although Western Christian managed just four hits off Storm Lake senior Ben Seaman, they humbled the #4 ranked Tornadoes 3-0 Monday. WC got its runs early. Storm Lake had a few opportunities, with three hits including a Courtney Goodchild double, four more baserunners walked on, and four stolen bases, but lacked the key hit at the right moment...
Blum blooming for SL, shuts out Manson, WC (06/19/08)
Storm Lake 14, Hull 0 HULL - Storm Lake came out like "gangbusters" to run away early with a 14-0 win over Western Christian Monday night. WC mounted a threat in the first inning, but Storm Lake escaped the jam and Katie Blum turned in another solid game, giving up only four hits and no walks in five innings of work, with half a dozen strikeouts...
Artisans flocking to SL for July 4 Artist Alley (06/19/08)
Artist Alley has become a traditional part of the Star Spangled Spectacular event, sponsored by the Storm Lake Area Arts Council and is held on the 4th of July as Storm Lake's largest outdoor art show. Artists and vendors will show and sell their wares throughout the 4th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at Sunset Park near the Tree Museum. The event is free to the public, and draws over 20,000 visitors...
Horseless Carriage club parades to AC (06/19/08)
The Omaha Region for the Horseless Carriage Club of America will return to Storm Lake this month for a parade and show of their antique cars, but for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the iconic Ford Model T, there will also be a challenge...
Trisha Yearwood to open Fair (06/19/08)
The 2008 Clay County Fair will start with a bang when country music legend, Trisha Yearwood, performs on Saturday, September 6. Vocal group, Rockapella, will open the Saturday show at 7:30 p.m. The announcement was made this week. Yearwood's career took off fast when her single "She's in Love with the Boy," rocketed to number one on Billboard's "Hot Country Songs" chart in the spring of 1991. ...
Carpet and furniture warehouse opens; 'fills need in Storm Lake' public says (06/19/08)
Entrepreneur Gary Hineline hasn't let his older age stop him from pursuing his latest venture - opening a 40,000 square foot furniture and flooring warehouse in Storm Lake. Hineline who opened Furniture and Floors for Less on May 28 at the intersection of Expansion Blvd and Hwy 71, has been in the business since about 1961. The new warehouse is open seven days a week...
Storm Lake Realtor earns Ecobroker Designation (06/19/08)
Becky Hesselman of Real Estate Specialists in Storm Lake has earned the Ecobroker Certified® designation. She has successfully completed a unique and informative training program on the energy and environmental issues that affect real estate transactions. Becky joins the movement of professionals pushing the real estate market toward energy-efficient, sustainable, and healthier design/features in homes and buildings...
Funeral Arrangements (06/19/08)
Grace Weaver Jan. 3, 1940 - June 11, 2008 Grace Weaver, 68, Marathon, died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Funeral Services for Mrs. Weaver were held Monday, June 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Marathon. Burial was in Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (06/19/08)
My kingdom for a vegetable Pssssst, buddy. Are you holding? No, I'm not an FDA cop. I don't usually do this, you know - hanging out in a back alley to make an illegal buy. I can't help myself. I just need a little to hold me over, man, and tomorrow I'll go cold turkey...
Readers Respond (06/19/08)
The facts on Holstein hotel plan From DEB GROSS / Holstein The article in the Storm Lake Times (Hotel Planned for Holstein by Joe Cullen, published on Wed 11th and reprint on Sat 14) was not accurate, so I am writing to inform you of the facts about the Holstein hotel project. ...