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Stories from Thursday, August 28, 2008

A visit through Hanover (08/28/08)
Antique sawmill is a site to see There is nothing quite like watching the antique saw mill in action, powered by the 1913 Wood Brothers 45-horsepower steam tractor. The sawmill, a permanent display at Hanover Village, was in operation Sunday for the 12th annual village festival...
Letter to the Editor (08/28/08)
Thanks for helping save lives To the Editor: The following individuals registered to donate at the Aug. 21 Alta Community Blood Drive. Special recognition to Susan Krueger and Christopher Hogge, who reached 3 gallons in their donation efforts! The following HEROES registered to donate blood at Alta Community Blood Drive: Amanda Ballou, Lindsay Brechwald, Ronald Chapman, Morgan Davis, Florence Dodd, Matthew Fordyce, Cary Friedrich, Todd Friedrich, Greg Galvin, Barry Hahn, Christopher Hogge, Marilyn Huseman, Bruce Johnson, Michael Kaufman, Don Krueger, Susan Krueger, Jerri Louis, Fred Maharry, Grethchen Miller, Terra Miller, Neil Patten, David Patton, Avelino Perez, Shirley Peterson, Kevin Pingel, David Schmitz, Ronert Schnetter, Donnabelle Sievert, Jason Timmerman, Kerry Van Houten, Kerwin Van Houten, Angela Wadsley, Patricia Wall, Dennis Weber, Steven White.. ...
Moms group begins Sept. 3; children invited to take part (08/28/08)
Area mothers with children from conception through kindergarten are invited to participate in MOPS at Summit ! Mothers from area communities will kick off their fall MOPS meetings at 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Summit Church, 1000 South Main Street in Alta...
Rasmussen, Dierenfield head BVU Community Campaign (08/28/08)
Buena Vista University has announced that Tracee Dierenfield of MetaBank and Chris Rasmussen of Rasmussen Ford will be the co-chairs for its 2008 Community Campaign which kicks off on Sept. 24. Dierenfield, who is vice president of mortgage and personal lending at MetaBank, was born and raised in Storm Lake, graduated from Alta High School and Iowa Central Community College...
Dredging crew 'works out bugs' (08/28/08)
After the dredging crew got a late start this summer now they are facing bad hydraulic hoses, broken pipes and electrical problems on the equipment as they continue to work out the bugs on the new equipment, Infrastructure Superintendent Pat Kelly said during the Lake Improvement Commission Meeting Monday. ...
SL does not foresee immigrant raid, but concerns continue (08/28/08)
Immigration agents had barely arrived in Postville when the rumors began to fly of potential immigration raids in other Iowa communities, especially those featuring meatpacking plants, such as Storm Lake, Marshalltown, Waterloo and others. The rumors proved unfounded in places like Storm Lake, but the impact of the largest illegal immigration raid in U.S. ...
Students create local telethon to help MDA (08/28/08)
Buena Vista University students will participate in the Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day Telethon again this year with hopes of raising $5,000. This is the 16th year BVU has been producing the local telethon. The telethon not only raises money for a good cause but it also provides experience for students at BVU who are involved in the university-run television station and those who simply want to volunteer for a heart-melting cause...
Islamic culture meets Storm Lake warmth (08/28/08)
After spending a week in Storm Lake, Fulbright Scholar Dr. Ahmad Ghabin from the Galilee village of Tur'an says he feels at home with the community and its people. "I'm enjoying every moment. I like the people here - it is a very quiet place and people are warm and kind," says Gabin. Gabin is an Israeli Muslim Arab and is a professor of Islamic art and civilzation at both the Academic Arab College for Education in Israel and al-Qasemi Academy in Baqa al-Gharbiyya, Israel...
Hundreds attend meeting on ALCECO merger (08/28/08)
Hundreds of cooperative patrons attended meetings August 25 on the proposed Midwest Farmers Cooperative merger with Alceco, the company that includes local grain elevators in Albert City, Alta and Fonda. Meetings were held in Sheldon, Maurice, and Sutherland. ...
Engagements (08/28/08)
Sarah Paulsen and Andy Mattson John and Nancy Paulsen of Truesdale would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Sarah to Andy Mattson, son of Tom and Jan Mattson of Lisbon. The couple plan to wed on Sept. 20 at Frank Starr Park in Storm Lake...
Anniversaries (08/28/08)
Marvin and Laura Bumann celebrate 55 years Marvin and Laura of Storm Lake were married on Aug. 30, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church of rural Storm Lake. Their three daughters are Linda, Ladene and Lynette. The family consists of Linda and Roger Huse of Fort Dodge, Ladene and Jay Ponsor of Storm Lake and Lynette and Eric Person of Fort Dodge. ...
Olympic gold medal winner returns home (08/28/08)
DES MOINES - The hysteria continued Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Arena, where the gold-medal-winning gymnast was feted with a reception worthy of a rock-star. Johnson, 16, won one gold and three silver medals at the Olympics. Iowa has seen Johnson in several iterations: her ever-present grin at the Beijing Olympics, a bronze sculpture in the Iowa Hall of Fame, and an all-butter representation kept in a cooler at the Iowa State Fair...
Jump Right In and Run (08/28/08)
Over 120 participants are registered for the first "Jump Right In" and Run half-marathon/relay/5K road race to be held in Storm Lake on Sunday, August 31. The course has been set, with the race beginning in the vicinity of Kings Pointe Resort/Sunset Golf Course at 7:30 a.m. The course, which covers the lakefront from Emerald Park to the Bel Air beach area, closes at 11:30 a.m. The only road closure will be on Sunrise Park Road between the 7:15-7:45 a.m...
Buena Vista volleyball begins its rebuilding (08/28/08)
The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced late Wednesday afternoon its 2008 Preseason Volleyball Rankings with Buena Vista receiving 34 points and picked to finish seventh. BVU, which earned the sixth-seed into last year's conference tournament, returns five starters from last season's squad, including Second Team All-Conference performers, Katie Vondrak (So., MH, Sioux City, Iowa/Bishop Heelan) and Kelli Luitjens (Jr., MH, Worthington, Minn./Worthington). ...
Hawkeye ground game running strong (08/28/08)
IOWA CITY - Wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos is one of the most charismatic and popular players on the University of Iowa football team. He is also its leading returning rusher with a not-so-whopping statistical line of two carries for 19 yards. That isn't a fact that dampens UI assistant coach Lester Erb's outlook...
Austen Arnaud gets the nod in week one (08/28/08)
AMES - Austen will get the nod. Iowa State head football coach Gene Chizik announced after Friday's practice that sophomore Austen Arnaud will start at quarterback in Thursday's 7 p.m. season opener in Jack Trice Stadium against South Dakota State...
Tornadoes and Braves air show highlight week 1 matchups (08/28/08)
Storm Lake vs Cherokee The Tornadoes season opener should be a showcase between two of the area's best gunslingers as Storm Lake junior Bobby Brown and the Tornadoes host Cherokee senior Tyler Jones and the Braves. Both quarterbacks received all-district honors for their efforts last season, and Jones received all-state recognition as he continued his climb to the top of Iowa's high school record books...
Rain Forest Fair (08/28/08)
Barry DeVoll's roots are about as far as you can get from the world's tropical rain forests - he's an Iowan through and through. But a chance assignment from a third grade teacher to turn a classroom into a rain forest sparked a passion in him for the steamy, endangered rain forests of the world...
Labor Day Weekend (08/28/08)
Let's get ready to rumble! And rattle, purr, hum or roar... Labor Day weekend and cool cars go together in Storm Lake, where the big annual car show has become a holiday tradition in scenic Chautauqua Park. Visitors Sunday can enjoy the view of the lake while taking in the Hy-Noon Kiwanis Classic Car Show and picnicking on grilled turkey fillets hosted by Sara Lee and the Santa's Castle Committee...
BVRMC remodeling continues (08/28/08)
A remodeling project to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center to build a new cafeteria and kitchen area onto the campus and expand the surgery area is well underway. The BVRMC Board of Trustees broke ground last August. Now a year later Director of Engineering Lenny McDonald says he feels the project has been going smoothly except for an icy winter that slowed the project down some...
Central Ban announces new Mortgage Loan Officer (08/28/08)
Central Bank of Storm Lake is pleased to announce the addition of Charlie Larson as Mortgage Loan Officer. "I'm excited to join Central Bank," said Larson, "Central Bank is known for their progressive financial solutions and I look forward to contributing to their success. As Mortgage Loan Officer, I will work hard to meet each customer's unique financial needs and make the lending process as smooth as possible."...
NW Fall Experimental Farm Field Day set for Sept. 2 (08/28/08)
A chance to ask questions of ISU Soil Fertility and Soybean Researchers is a central part of the central part of this year's fall Northwest Iowa Experimental Farm Field Day set for the evening of Sept. 2 at the farm near Calumet in southern O'Brien County...
Funeral Arrangements (08/28/08)
Lyle "Bud" Frederick Jan. 11, 1927 - Aug. 23, 2008 Lyle "Bud" Frederick, age 81, of Alta, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at home. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 at 6:30 P.M. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta with Pastor Terry Pollard officiating. ...
Letter from the Editor (08/28/08)
Legends of the fall "I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. - Nathaniel Hawthorne Can there be much sweeter a gift that the days we have enjoyed recently, the sunny, blue-skied days folded neatly between the pages in the chapters that are summer and fall, the more to be lingered around and relished because we know they are all too numbered...
Nelson's View (08/28/08)
No kitchen sink I was reading a report from Chrysler the other day, apparently they are the first auto maker to offer in-car internet capability. Apparently the hardware consists of a WiFi router with a wireless modem. The modem automatically connects to the internet and allows you to plug in any WiFi enabled device like a laptop, Nintendo DS or XBox as long as your in range of a cell signal...