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Stories from Thursday, July 24, 2008

'No stone unturned' in sanitary sewer issue (07/24/08)
When Kim Johnson, BV County Environmental Health and Zoning Director met with the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors Tuesday she reported that the County has received five engineering proposals for the 'Time of Transfer' Sanitary Sewer project. Meetings were held last month for residents who would be affected by the project to educate them on how time of transfer rules will affect their property...
Grant helps Queen Anne mansion get a new coat (07/24/08)
The Newell Historical Society (NHS) has been awarded a Historical Resource Development Program grant for $9,400 to help fund the painting of the historical Allee Mansion located on the Iowa State University Farm south of Newell. The Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. ...
Could algae be the next alternative fuel? (07/24/08)
You know that greenish tinge in parts of the lake this season? The same one that shows up in the swimming pool when you run out of chlorine - or in our fish tank if the filter shuts down? What if you could use that to run your car? Some researchers believe that's possible. And the state is considering a proposal from Maharishi University of Management to create an algae bioreactor...
SL chosen for PBS literacy pilot (07/24/08)
Kids love to learn. But to do it right, the whole community has to learn with them. That is the idea behind the "Raising Readers" program by the national Public Broadcast Service (PBS) - which airs such shows as "Sesame Street" and "Reading Rainbow."...
DNR traces O'Brien Co. fish kill (07/24/08)
The DNR is investigating dead suckers, chubs, minnows and sunfish found along a three-mile-long stretch of Mud Creek in O'Brien County on Tuesday. The kill was discovered about three miles west of Paullina and reported to the DNR Tuesday. It appears to be caused by silage pile runoff from Roorda Dairy...
Kettering in Rebuild Iowa efforts (07/24/08)
The Rebuild Iowa Office is up and running, with local state senator Steve Kettering among the task force members assessing how to best handle flood and tornado recovery. In an effort to maximize potential, the commission has identified areas in need of more examination. Each area will have a corresponding task force comprised of legislators...
Engagements (07/24/08)
Shayla Degner and Brian Iehl Ron and Rhonda Degner are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Shayla to Brian Iehl, son of Jeanne and the late Kevin Iehl.Brian is a carpenter for Sioux Lumber in Sioux Rapids. Shayla is employed by Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in physical therapy and is currently attending Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City...
King pumps domestic solutions to energy crunch (07/24/08)
On a Friday afternoon when travelers were planning their weekend getaways, U.S. Rep. Steve King also was on the road. The congressman included Spencer in a series of stops around the region. "I need to put my ear to the ground constantly to pick up the voice of the people," he said...
Camper explodes in Ida Grove blast (07/24/08)
A man has been injured after his camper exploded at a western Iowa park. Ida County sheriff's officials say Patrick Lee Streiff Jr., of Winterset, was the only occupant inside the camper when the explosion happened on Sunday at Cobb Park in Ida Grove...
Iowa McCain, Obama camps trading blasts (07/24/08)
Iowa Supporters of GOP presidential candidate John McCain on Tuesday derided Barack Obama's foreign policy experience. That prompted in-state backers of the likely Democratic nominee to bemoan what they said is the Republican's negative campaigning...
Iowa State brings volleyball camp to Alta (07/24/08)
Iowa State Cyclone coaches and players will be hosting an instructional volleyball camp for grades 9-12 this month in Alta. The camp will be held at the Alta Middle school July 31st and August 1st, and there will be two sessions on each day from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Camp cost is $75. For more information contact Jeannie Henningsen at 712-732 9198...
The Mentors (07/24/08)
Picking a Softball Coach of the Year in the area would be an impossible task this season. For our money, there are three pretty incredible achievements: Relentlessly upbeat Dave Riley had a great year at Sioux Central, going all the way to the Regional Final, and a greater uniform. Under his name on the back of his favorite coaching shirt was written "Attitude: Either you got one or you need one." His was to keep the game fun - and it rubs off...
ThePilot-Tribune Player of the Year (07/24/08)
Following the Newell-Fonda Mustangs' first ever state softball title this past weekend in Fort Dodge, the Pilo-Tribune has selected junior Lauren Devereaux as the Softball Player of the Year. Devereaux, who was selected as the 1A all-tournament team captain, says that she wasn't always the dominant pitcher that paced the Mustangs this summer...
Beavers: The Challenge Ahead (07/24/08)
As the final days of July wind down, all the area softball and baseball teams have wrapped up their respective seasons. Soon, the sounds of coaches shouting and shoulder pads cracking will again fill the air with the start of fall practices. No one awaits that day more anxiously than Buena Vista Beavers head coach Jay Anderson...
Singer 'refuels' in Storm Lake (07/24/08)
Sarah Tiefenthaler, sister of Adam Tiefenthaler, owner of the new Lake Avenue Lounge in downtown Storm Lake and a native of Early, says she and boyfriend Damon Vonn were playing a show at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood when they first met. The hotel they say was one where Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne used to stay. "I was opening up for her," Vonn says. "We ended up falling in love."...
Modrell completes banking education (07/24/08)
American National Bank Vice President Julie Modrell recently completed the Iowa School of Banking, attending the final course in June. The Iowa School of Banking develops an understanding of banking for students as well as analytical skills and management techniques...
Local woman starts up mobile pet grooming business (07/24/08)
Imagine being able to have your furry friend groomed on your own doorstep. Now you can Darlene Koele of Fonda says. Koele recently started up 4 Paws Grooming, a mobile based pet grooming business that she says will be available to those in a 35 mile radius from her home in Fonda...
New lounge open for business on Lake Ave. (07/24/08)
When businessowner Adam Tiefenthaler opened the third floor of a downtown building he owns about a year ago, he had only intended to open it for banquets and parties. He says they also put in a bar to provide drinks for the events. Just recently he's gone a step further and opened the bar to the public - the Lake Avenue Lounge which is located upstairs of the Floors Etc. business...
Funeral Arrangements (07/24/08)
Marion Sjoberg Feb. 13, 1920 - July 7, 2008 Marion Sjoberg, age 88 of Channelview, Texas and formerly of Alta, passed away on July 7, 2008. Services were held on Saturday, July 12 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church of Alta with Rev. D. Duane Olson officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. She was buried in the Scandinavian Cemetery of Alta...
Letter from the Editor (07/24/08)
Okay, so it has finally reached the point where you can put your Escalade in a box and mail it wherever you are going cheaper than you could drive it. Crazy, isn't it? So it's going to sound odd to say this, but it might be just what we needed. Because we lunkheads of my generation didn't learn a thing from the last gas crisis, and went right back to wasting energy as quickly as possible, building cars that are even more inefficient than they were over a generation ago, building our lives around access to volatile supplies of oil lorded over our heads by incredibly wealthy and incredibly unpredictable people with towels on their heads.. ...
Nelson's View (07/24/08)
I got my first chance to see a circus on Monday, up close and personal. I've seen bits and pieces of Circus Circus in Reno and Vegas but this was my chance to see a full fledge show. I must say it was quite entertaining and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I never got the opportunity to see a circus growing up because I was either sick or going on vacation or camp when the circus came to town...