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Stories from Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Undercover police buy 2 pounds of pot in Alta, officers chase down four suspects (07/29/08)
An accused Sioux City drug dealer chose the wrong client Friday evening, and after a foot chase, three suspects were jailed for selling a quantity of marijuana to a Storm Lake Police undercover officer in the parking lot at the Alta Community Center...
The best of the showring (07/29/08)
Overall Showmanship at the Buena Vista county Fair is the opportunity for senior 4-H members who placed first in showmanship in their respective division of each of the four species: beef, horse, sheep, and swine. Each of these 4-H'ers then compete with each other in the overall showmanship competition...
Singer celebrates TV success with a few friends (07/29/08)
For area native, Shawn Mayer, making the final four of NBC's "Nashville Star" guaranteed her the opportunity to perform an original song on national television and a chance to celebrate with over 3,000 of her closest friends with a concert on the streets of her hometown...
Still time to prepare for first SL half-marathon (07/29/08)
Have you always wanted to run a marathon but can't find the time to train? Break into running with Storm Lake's Jump Right In and Run half-marathon on Sunday, August 31! This 13.1 mile run will begin and end at King's Pointe Resort, allowing beautiful views of Storm Lake along the way. Post-race, enjoy refreshments and entertainment to help you cool down...
Sisters return to Storm Lake to run in first half-marathon (07/29/08)
Jill Kestel, a 2001 St. Mary's graduate and daughter of Jeff and Jane Kestel of Storm Lake, now of Omaha says she feels pretty fortunate about being able to train for a marathon. Kestel was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia when she was a freshman in high school in 1997 at St. Mary's...
Local pilot walks away from cropduster crash (07/29/08)
You could ask Mike Bartholomew about his plane crash. You could, that is, but it's three days later and he's planning on being right back in a cockpit, cropdusting. Saturday morning, 37-year-old Bartholomew was flying south when he struck a power line with a Bart's Flying Service cropdusting plane based out of the Storm Lake Airport. ...
State warns 4 area schools on budget deficits, but may not tell the whole story (07/29/08)
State officials have warned 60 school districts to cut their budgets, including area districts Alta, Aurelia, Laurens-Marathon and Pomeroy-Palmer, all projected to overspend their budgets for fiscal 2009. But local schools leaders say that news does not fully reflect their current efforts to trim spending while protecting the quality of education for their students...
Engagements (07/29/08)
Angie Hughes and Shannon Sundine Angie Hughes and Shannon Sundine are pleased to announce their upcoming wedding on Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. The mother of the bride is Lolita Hughes, Storm Lake. Parents of the groom are Debora Sundine, Alta and Howard Sundine, Newell...
Weddings (07/29/08)
Karen and Jeffrey Peltola Dr. and Mrs. Stan Quick announce the marriage of their daughter Karin Kimberlei to Jeffrey Alan Hedlund Peltola on June 10 in Minneapolis, Minn. The marriage was blessed Sat. July 5 at Witter Chapel, Storm ?Lake United Methodist Church. Rev. Jamie Cutler officiated...
Naked dance by sheriff's teen niece could close 'performing art' loophole (07/29/08)
Iowa doesn't have any all-nude strip clubs. Instead, it has performing arts centers where women dance naked. Now a loophole in the state's public indecent exposure law that allows nude dancing at "art centers" is under attack in the small community of Hamburg, a town of 1,200 just across the Missouri River from Nebraska...
Postville pleading, 'no more raids' (07/29/08)
Members of the Postville community begged a visiting congressional delegation to do whatever they can to stop federal immigration raids, saying that a recent enforcement effort here had scarred this modest city and torn families apart. "Please do not let this happen again, do not let ICE come back," said Sister Mary McCauley with Saint Bridget's Catholic Church, referring to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officials. "If Postville was an example, I think it was given."...
Cherokee falls in 2A Championship rematch (07/29/08)
The Cherokee Braves (30-2) had plenty of opportunities to bring home runs Saturday afternoon, but the defending champions stranded a dozen baserunners as they fell to Davenport Assumption 4-2 in the Class 2A championship game at Principal Park. Cherokee, the Lakes Conference champions and the top rated team in the state, defeated second ranked Assumption 5-4 last year, but a repeat wasn't in the cards for the Braves as they couldn't deliver a timely hit or run when they needed one...
Galva-Holstein, Schaller Crestland football teams merge (07/29/08)
Facing the reality of the dwindling number of athletes and funding available to smaller schools in Iowa, The Galva-Holstein Pirates and the Schaller-Crestland Wildcats have joined forces. The two squads will pool their players and resources in football this year and into the future...
Sharks perfect in debut season (07/29/08)
The Iowa Sharks semipro football team wrapped up their season with a 41-6 victory over the visiting South East Iowa Hawks. The Sharks' first season couldn't have gone much better. Saturday's decisive victory over the Hawks, their third of the season, capped off an undefeated season as they were crowned champions of the Central State Football League...
Ex-BVU wrestling coach to head NIACC grapplers (07/29/08)
Former Buena Vista University Wrestling Coach Mark Schwaab has had a change of plans. Schwaab announced his resignation at BVU in January, after being the Iowa Conference Coach of the Year in 2007, Scwaab had reportedly planned to take a job as an assistant in the wrestling program at Cornell University in New York...
Hillbilly Highway (07/29/08)
Lester Peters of Plainfield began building his Hillbilly Motorhome on April Fools Day, 2004. After searching for several months, he found a rusty 1947 Model A John Deere tractor on a consignment auction. All it needed was a minor tune up, and was perfect for the project. The main part of the motorhome is supported from a roll bar over the driver's seat, and metal rods extend down to the framework that supports the floor...
Classic rockers The Rumbles in free Arnolds Park concert August 9 (07/29/08)
The Rumbles have been one of the most popular and successful rock-and-roll dance bands in the Midwest for over 42 years. They are still rocking, with a big free concert coming up August 9, starting at 7:30 on the Preservation Plaza outdoor stage next to the Arnolds Park Amusement Park...
Pilot at the Movies (07/29/08)
Ferrell's 'Bros' hits new lows The title is "Step Brothers." You know, because there are two of them. But Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are essentially playing the same person, which is the movie's fundamental, irreparable flaw. As 40-year-olds who've never left home and are forced to share a bedroom when their parents get married, Ferrell and Reilly are stuck in the same state of arrested development. ...
Funeral Arrangements (07/29/08)
Emma H. Dirkx May 17, 1916 - July 16, 2008 Emma H. Dirkx, 92, Storm Lake, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral Mass was celebrated by Reverend Bruce Lawler at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 21 at St. ...
Letter from the Editor (07/29/08)
The 'party' is over for U of I Don't the Regents and the University of Iowa's President seem surprised that a couple of "student athletes" could be accused of a serious crime... and doesn't it seem like the university's priority has been to cover up to protect the athletic department, not to protect the victim of an alleged rape?...
Glawe's Outlook (07/29/08)
3,400 miles and one lost mustache Our family recently returned from an eight-day, 3,400 mile trip which included traveling in two vehicles through 10 states. We opted to drive - even with the high gas prices - rather than fly (also high priced) to give us the opportunity to view the diverse countryside. What a treat that was...
Mini Editorial (07/29/08)
What a mess... The Storm Lake area has invested a great deal in its appeal for visitors - and it is an unfortunate truth that a few bucks worth of trash in the wrong place can take away from the impact of $40 million in developments. On the morning after a weekend, the beach at Bel Air is literally trashed - on our latest visit we had to pick a path around diapers, dead birds, an abandoned barbecue, bags of rotting foot waste, torn up styrofoam, discarded undergarments and so on...