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Stories from Thursday, August 7, 2008

Hanover to host tractor ride, threshing, saw mill demos (08/07/08)
There are two great events set for Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Hanover site. Hanover tractor ride Tractors and drivers will be assembling at Hanover for a tractor ride with the Silver Sioux Park as the destination. The tractors will leave Hanover, southwest of Alta (corner of C65 and M27) at 8 a.m. ...
Alta Firemen's Association to host Appreciation Night (08/07/08)
Get out your dancing shoes and get ready to burn up the dance floor at the Alta Firemen's Appreciation Night set for Saturday, Aug. 16! A smoked pork loin dinner will kick off the annual event with the members of the volunteer fire department cooking and serving at the Alta Community Center from 5-8 p.m...
VFW Ladies Auxiliary looking for school supply donations (08/07/08)
For the second year, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #6172 will be collecting school supplies. The school personnel will give needed items to students without. Please drop off supplies or cash donations at Alta Furniture Mart between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays...
A trip of a lifetime south of the border (08/07/08)
Pastor Terry and Diana Pollard of United Methodist Church in Alta and Schaller, were among some 23 youth and adults who stepped onto the Spirit Lake UM church-owned bus that departed June 15 for a week-long mission trip in Reynosa, Mexico where they would be changing the lives of children and their families forever. Any mission trip is a learning experience but they were unaware of just what God had planned for them on the bus trip which would add to that learning experience...
Mother's bedtime stories to her son re-emerge in a new book (08/07/08)
When Gui-Jie Zhang came to the United States from China going on 17 years ago, she wanted to retain something of her native culture for her young son. When her child was about 7, she started to write down some of the imaginative stories she had weaved for him, eventually collecting about 15 of them while living in Storm Lake...
Storm Lake half-marathon begins to attract attention across the nation (08/07/08)
The new Jump In and Run Storm Lake event planned for Labor Day weekend is beginning to attract attention far beyond the city limits. Registrations have come in this week from as far away as Texas and California, according to organizer Grace Ivey. "The big thing we want to stress is that this is a family event, for all ages and abilities ," Ivey said. "You can run or walk, we just encourage everyone to do something good for themselves. It is a gift to yourself to go our running or walking."...
Ninth Habitat House project ahead of schedule; BV County hopes to start building 10th house this fall (08/07/08)
Despite a long season of rain the ninth Habitat for Humanity House is right on schedule, in fact, Buena Vista County Habitat for Humanity Board President Dan Robinson says they're ahead of schedule. The committee held a groundbreaking along with the partner family, Claudia Ramirez and her four children, during the first week of May...
WWII 'Gunfighter' joins Fly Iowa show in SL (08/07/08)
Storm Lake will become the flying capitol of Iowa for the weekend, as Fly Iowa 2008 is expected to attract up to perhaps 15,000 people to the community - and everything from an antique biplane to cutting edge new model planes are expected to taxi into the airport...
Muslim scholar offers peace, fights stereotypes in fall transplant to Storm Lake (08/07/08)
For a Muslim scholar from volatile Israel, a suddwn transplant to the relative rural serenity of multicultural Storm Lake, Iowa, is likely to be cross-cultural eye-opener. But he is a man on a mission. Dr. Ahmad Ghabin hopes to gain as much awarness from his visit as he gives...
Anniversaries (08/07/08)
Richard and Bonne Halstead Richard and Bonnie Halstead, formerly of Storm Lake, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a barbecue reception on Aug. 9 at Riverview Center in Muscatine, beginning at 4 p.m. Richard Halstead and Bonnie Head were married Aug. 2, 1958 at St. Joseph's Church in New Hampton...
Engagements (08/07/08)
Kristy Lemley and Adam Allgood Betty and Keith Movall, Newell, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of Betty's son, Adam Allgood, to Kristy Lemley, both of Forney, Texas. A sunset beach wedding is being planned on Oct. 8 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, with a reception to follow upon their return at Creative Events in Dallas, Texas on Oct. 25...
Mayer bows out on 'Nasville Star'finale (08/07/08)
Melissa Lawson, a big-voiced, 31-year-old mother of five boys from Arlington, Texas, was named the season six winner of "Nashville Star," an NBC country music competition series. Shawn Mayer, a 21-year-old volunteer firefighter from tiny May City in northwest Iowa reached the final three on the show from a field of 45,000 performers who auditioned...
'Pop vs. Soda' campaign too close to call, says Kum & Go (08/07/08)
What do more consumers in Iowa call their carbonated beverages? According to Kum & Go convenience store's "Pop vs. Soda" summer campaign, Pop is currently winning the majority of the vote. Participating Iowa residents have pushed Pop to 53% of the vote, a modest lead over the 47% of votes for Soda...
Agriprocessors caught for 57 child labor law violations (08/07/08)
Labor officials said Tuesday they had uncovered dozens of child labor violations at the nation's biggest supplier of kosher meat. The Iowa Labor Commissioner's Office said an investigation, which spanned several months, uncovered 57 cases of child labor law violations at the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, where nearly 400 workers were arrested this spring in the largest immigration enforcement operation in U.S. history...
Youth soccer sign-up (08/07/08)
CommUNITY education will be offering youth soccer again this fall with games played at the Field of Dreams Soccer Complex. Students kindergarten through eighth grade are encouraged to participate. Registration forms will be available in all Storm Lake schools as well as on the the CommUnity Education website, www.slcsd.org...
Youth girls basketball program (08/07/08)
CommUnity Education will be offering the WNBA Amateurs Youth Basketball Program for girls in grades 3-6. This program will be held on six Saturday mornings at the Storm Lake Middle School starting Saturday September 6. The 3rd & 4th graders will meet from 10-11 a.m. followed by the 5th and 6th graders from 11 a.m until noon...
Schaller volleyballer thriving with the Cyclones (08/07/08)
The Iowa State Cyclone coaches have got to be kicking themselves for ever letting Jen Malcom leave the state in the first place. After spending two years playing with Syracuse University in New York, the Schaller native is back home with the Cyclones, happy and thriving...
A league of their own, area soccer teams roll into playoffs (08/07/08)
Having completed their regular season, the Midwest Iowa Soccer League is set to begin their playoffs. The league draws teams from around the state and is made up of 17 teams. Storm Lake is the most heavily represented area with nine teams. Clarion fields three teams, Spencer and Fort Dodge each field two, and Humboldt has one...
A Life Echoed (08/07/08)
The Extreme Am will celebrate five years this when regional skateboarders converge on Spencer's East Leach Park Skate Park to test their skills in four different competitions for trophies and prizes on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16-17. As well as some great action spectating to be had, the Extreme Am offers a pair of entertaining acts...
Hard-hitting action at 'Rage in a Cage' (08/07/08)
The Midwest Fighting Alliance is bringing its next mixed martial arts show, "Rage in The Cage!" to Storm Lake Saturday night, August 9. Doors open at 7 p.m at the Storm Lake Armory with action at 8 p.m. Storm Lake has proven to be a popular locale for the brutal emerging sport, with the last three events here spurring over 35 bouts, and drawing crowds of up to 350...
Tolzmann and Woodcock receive Chairman's Award (08/07/08)
The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation released their annual report to investors at the Annual Meeting held on Monday, July 28th at the Little Swan Lake Winery in Superior, IA.  The organization honored Dave Woodcock and Gary Tolzmann of Farmers Trust and Savings Bank with the Chairman's Award.  The award, presented by outgoing Chairman Steve Grell of Community State Bank, is considered each year to citizen volunteers that help further the mission and goals of the Corridor. . ...
New brokerage opens on Cayuga (08/07/08)
Donna Stanton an Independent Investment Executive of the new brokerage- Century Securities Associates, Inc, says she chose Century Securities Associates for many reasons. However, her main reason she says was because it was a midwest based firm with midwest values...
Bacon recognized for excellence in financial services industry (08/07/08)
Daniel A. Bacon, FIC, of Storm Lake, a financial representative with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has qualified for the organization's prestigious Sierra level for 2007 achievements. In order to qualify for the Sierra level, Bacon demonstrated outstanding sales and service to members...
Funeral Arrangements (08/07/08)
Hazel Blum March 11, 1921 - Aug. 3, 2008 Hazel Blum, age 87, Alta and formerly of Storm Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services for Mrs. Blum were held Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Bruce Lesemann officiating. Burial will be in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (08/07/08)
College planning on a budget You have probably heard a lot of yammering of late about the high cost of education. In fact, education is a flipping steal. It's such a sweet deal that I'm considering going back for a degree in - well, whatever... ballroom dance, turf management, gynecology, spin the wheel, it doesn't matter...
Readers Respond (08/07/08)
Idiot sightings From TONY CORTESI / Original author unknown We had to have the garage door repaired. The repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a "large" enough motor on the opener. I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one Sears made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower. He shook his head and said, "Lady, you need a 1/4 horsepower." I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4. He said, "NO, it's not." Four is larger than two."...