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Stories from Thursday, August 14, 2008

Freedom Quilters respond to flood homeless (08/14/08)
It appears that Freedom Quilting may never end. The volunteer organization created by Betty Nielsen of Fonda to make keepsake quilts for the families of 9/11 victims and later for families of soldiers lost in the war on terrorism, has found a new mission...
Hanover Historical Village to be site for tractor ride, threshing and sawmill demonstrations Aug. 16 (08/14/08)
Three special events will be held Saturday at the Hanover Village. Tractors will be assembling at 8 a.m. for a ride through southern Cherokee County to the Silver Sioux Park near Quimby where coffee will be served. The tractor riders will then head back to Hanover. A registration fee of $15 will include morning coffee and noon lunch...
Top Christian vocalists - 'The Sonflowerz' - to perform in Alta (08/14/08)
The Sonflowerz, a top British-American sister vocal group, will perform at Summit Church in Alta on Sunday, August 24, at both the 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM worship celebrations. The sisters won the Vocal Duo competition and the Best Over-All Vocal Group at the 33rd annual GMA Music in the Rockies. Their third studio release "All Over The World" features radio single "Edge Of My Seat", which hit #1 on the CRW IAA Radio chart in the first week...
Alta Firemen's Association to host Appreciation Night (08/14/08)
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...
Seventh grade duo goes to work for recycling in school (08/14/08)
Chayce Glienke and Molly McDaniel have a great concern for the environment and they want to help. The two seventh grade students at the Alta Middle School have proposed a plan to Principal Maxine Lampe which would involve students putting their used paper in a box for recycling rather than throwing it in the garbage...
Baby undergoes surgery in Omaha to keep her liver functioning, awaits transplant (08/14/08)
Cheyanne Leonard and her family need your prayers. The 3-month-old daughter of Mandy Page and Joseph Leonard of Alta, she has been diagnosed with biliary atresia - the absence or closure of the major bile ducts that drain bile from the liver. There is one case of biliary atresia out of every 15,000 live births. Females are affected slightly more often than males...
Alta's newest teachers ready for the classroom (08/14/08)
There are four new teachers in the Alta School District this year, ready to share their knowledge with the students. Tim Osterman - High School Science Tim Osterman comes to the district fresh from college with new ideas and excitement to head up his first classrooms. Osterman did his student teaching in the LeMars School District...
Rootin' 4 Austin (08/14/08)
Several Storm Lake families have come together in a fundraiser effort to support Austin Demers and his family as 14-year-old Austin continues a comeback from a recent emergency liver transplant. Friends of Austin have created green "Rootin' 4 Austin" bracelets. ...
NW Iowa Youth Technology Team is looking to grow (08/14/08)
Students, grades 8-11, from across Northwest Iowa are applying for the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge technology and a leadership role in taking technology back to their communities through a "new" ISU Extension Area 4-H Technology Team. "We know the importance of science and technology is growing," says Carol Ehlers, 4-H Youth Development Specialist, with Iowa State University Extension. ...
Scarecrow contest returns for Storm Lake autumn event (08/14/08)
Storm Lake's Annual Customer Appreciation Night is set for Sept. 18. Local business owners will provide free pork sandwiches to their customers while saying "thanks" for shopping Storm Lake. Coke products will also be provided and served by the Storm Lake Ambassadors. Citizens Bank will serve free ice cream for dessert. Serving starts at 6 p.m. and will continue until the food is gone...
SL an economic oasis... but what's next for business around Awaysis? (08/14/08)
While the national economy is pumping the brakes like a semi on a downhill run, Storm Lake's development hopes seemingly aren't letting up on the gas. "Despite what is happening on a national basis, our housing market continues to be strong, our retail sector continues to be very strong," said Gary Lalone, CEO of the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce...
Anatomy of a Tragedy (08/14/08)
"This is too real," said one teenager, painted in broad swatchs of rust-hued imitation blood. "This could happen." This has happened. And that's why Storm Lake is doing this. Tuesday night, dozens of police and sheriff's officers, rescue EMTs, firefighters and emergency leaders took part in an intense drill that simulated a horrific shooting spree incident at Storm Lake Middle School - an eerily familiar scenerio in the wake of tragedies like the Columbine and Virginia Tech killings...
Upcoming Events (08/14/08)
Flower Show open house Aug. 14th The Buena View Garden Club invites you to view the 41st Flower Show results on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2-5:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church Family Life Center. There will be design arrangements, table setting displays and the many fresh horticulture specimens and potted plants. Judging by three accredited judges takes place in the morning...
Study says poor suffered most in Iowa flooding (08/14/08)
A new study says low-income people were hit hardest by this year's flooding and that the state should take this into account when designing its rebuilding plans. The study by the Iowa Fiscal Partnership focused on Cedar Rapids, which saw the most significant flooding. It found that the poverty rate of those inundated by the floods in Cedar Rapids was 12.9 percent, far higher than the city generally and twice as high as Linn County's overall rate...
USDA raises corn estimates based on 'ideal' weather (08/14/08)
Farmers are on pace to produce the second largest corn crop and fourth largest soybean crop in history, which may lead to lower prices for the key grains, the government said Tuesday. In its first estimates this year based on actual field visits and farmer surveys, the U.S. Department of Agriculture raised its estimate of corn production and said "nearly ideal" weather has helped Midwestern farmers recover from June's devastating floods...
Consumer Supply will not rebuild in SL (08/14/08)
There will be no Consumer Supply in Storm Lake. The Bauer family and its Snow Ridge LLC corporation has decided not to rebuild the business, after a massive fire destroyed the plant on Richland Street last December, taking with it some 160,000 square feet of warehouse space that housed more than a dozen businesses or business storage space...
Alta looks to avenge last season's o.t. playoff loss (08/14/08)
The Alta Cyclones should have plenty of motivation for a playoff run this fall. If the challenge of moving to a new district wasn't enough, the Cyclones can still taste the bitterness of last season's overtime playoff loss to West Hancock. "We were obviously disappointed not moving on last season," said head coach Kevin Hammer. ...
Pilot at the Movies (08/14/08)
'Pineapple Express' tastes familiar The formula is pretty familiar by now in these Judd Apatow-produced comedies. A couple of buddies get into trouble, and as they try to bumble their way out of it, their friendship only grows stronger. Some clever linguistics guru somewhere even came up with a word for this pop-culture phenomenon: the "Bromance."...
12th annual Hanover Festival Aug. 24 (08/14/08)
Bring your lawn chairs and spend a relaxing afternoon at the Hanover Festival and Ice Cream Social on Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Hanover Village. Two nationally known bands will perform - Karl and the Country Dutchmen from Wisconsin and the Barry Boyce Family Band from Omaha will perform from noon to 7 p.m...
Rocking the Telethon (08/14/08)
The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon will be broadcast on Monday, September 1st on the Buena Vista University cable access television channel in the Storm Lake area. "There's a lot of new things going on during the telethon this year including Des Moines band Here's My Chance performing throughout the day and performances from our BV improv group," says student broadcaster Cody, Fitzpatrick, Storm Lake. ...
Citizens Bank remodels to provide more privacy; open house to be held Aug. 19 (08/14/08)
A recent extensive remodeling project to Citizens 1st National Bank on Lake Avenue will allow more confidentiality and privacy for the bank's clients and their bankers, says Harry Schaller, President. An open house will be held at the bank on August 19...
Ag Partners announces new position (08/14/08)
Due to overall business growth, Ag Partners has implemented the creation of the Area Sales Manager (ASM) position. "This new role will direct the training and development of our already dynamic sales force", states Brent Low, Sales and Marketing Team Leader...
Brand Builders successful for State Farm Insurance (08/14/08)
State Farm Insurance today thanked the community of Storm Lake, for the gracious hospitality extended to top-producing agents and their families during a recent gathering there. "State Farm was very pleased with the successful Tri-States Brand Builders event in Storm Lake," said Terry Barton, Vice President-Agency for State Farm in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. ...
Funeral Arrangements (08/14/08)
Paul Jones Oct. 29, 1916 - Aug. 8, 2008 Funeral services for Paul R. Jones, 91, of Aurelia, will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia, with Military Honors by Grashoff-McManus American Legion Post #390 of Aurelia. ...
Letter from the Editor (08/14/08)
You know you are in a recession when... I notice where President Bush says we are not in a recession. It is a "slowdown." This is helpful information to have. A recession sounds so... so, well, recessive... while a slowdown just sounds like the economy has taken a little break to sit on a parkbench and watch the seagulls and maybe have a sandwich, and everything will be all good again tomorrow...
Nelson's View (08/14/08)
What a rush I was given the opportunity for a ride of a lifetime last Friday afternoon before Fly Iowa kicked off. There are hardly words to describe the ride. As part of a media day fellow reporter Lorri Glawe and I were given the opportunity to each ride in a plane. She rode along in a aerobatic ethanol powered 2 seater MX-2 plane flown by Greg Poe...
Readers Respond (08/14/08)
Taxes up, but why? From DAVE INMAN / Storm Lake I just got my property taxes in the main; they increased by 15 percent over last year. I'm trying to figure out why. The quality of life in Storm Lake is decreasing, rapidly - yet it costs more and more to live here each year...