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Stories from Tuesday, September 2, 2008

On wings of hope (09/02/08)
Del and Annie Reiff, Fonda, have spent years giving their time and energy to help others - in high-fyling fashion. The couple, both airplane pilots, served a two-year stint in the Peace Corp and were later asked to became a part of Wings of Hope, a non-profit humanitarian group which uses aircrafts to provide transportation to those living in remote and isolated areas requiring medical assistance...
Introduction to Excel being offered by CommUNITY Ed (09/02/08)
Instructor Tracey Bailey begins with the very basics of the Excel program - identifying parts of the Excel screen, entering data, creating charts, freezing panes and using headers and footers in this Introduction to Excel class that is sponsored by CommUNITY Education...
Basic Computer: Intro to Word being offered (09/02/08)
Here's your chance to learn the basics of Microsoft Word. "Basic Computer: Intro to Word" is being offered on two Thursdays, Sept. 11 and 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Storm Lake High School. Instructor, Katie McQuiston, will help students understand and use the many program features. ...
Community Book Club celebrates fifth year (09/02/08)
The Community Book Club is the longest running adult program offered by CommUNITY Education. It celebrated its fifth birthday Thursday. The first gathering consisted of four women, said Elizabeth Huff, Storm /lake Public Library. "We were sort of a test group," she said, adding now between 14-23 reading enthusiasts take part in the monthly book reading and discussion groups...
Fonda Arts Center is God-send (09/02/08)
The Fonda Arts Council saved a significant piece of history when it saved the disbanded First Presbyterian Church from being torn down. The 1887 structure, located on Main Street, was purchased and now serves as a classroom. The Fonda Arts Center offers classes of all sorts, bringing together local and area people to participate and as a spot to showcase the talents of many...
Environmentalist, SC Schools reach deal to save native wildflowers (09/02/08)
Some debate has bloomed over beds of native wildflowers near the Sioux Central Schools complex at Sioux Rapids. Recent concern have emerged over what are considered to be noxious weeds growing in the beds, causind the school board to consider possibly removing the beds when they met in August...
BV County seeks resident input for sewer project (09/02/08)
When the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday they accepted a proposal to enter into an agreement with Kuehl and Payer for phase one of the much-discussed sanitary sewer project which will include sending questionnaires to the residents and a $2,500 maximum fee for the study of the south side of the lake and Lake Creek...
SL Rep. worries over hog issue free-for-all (09/02/08)
State legislators are not eager to wade back into a never-ending debate on bg livestock confinements, despite pleas for help from envionmental leaders. "Any time we get into that, it's just a free-for-all," says Gary Worthan, state representative from Storm Lake. "There is no simple answer on where to go with this issue."...
Engagements (09/02/08)
Brandon Jerred and Rochelle Otto Bruce and Jane Otto of Storm Lake along with Kelly and Carla Jerred of Rapid City, S.D. are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children of Rochelle Eileen Otto and Brandon Mitchell Jerred. ...
Weddings (09/02/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Lukas Peterson Nicole Griffin and Lukas Peterson exchanged marriage vows on Nov. 24, 2007 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. Pastor David Bernhardt officiated the ceremony. A reception and dance followed at the Clay County Events Center in Spencer...
Outcome for $9m FD water-park flipturns (09/02/08)
In a surprising turn of events, a second vote count appears to indicate that the results of a bond election for a multi-million-dollar Fort Dodge aquatic center has passed. The final unofficial tally showed that the bond issue passed by a margin of 61.15 percent...
Same-sex couple celebrates 1st wedding anniversary (09/02/08)
DES MOINES - Looking back on their first year of marriage, Sean Fritz and Tim McQuillan speak of their new puppy, visits with friends and division of labor - Fritz does the dishes and McQuillan handles the laundry. They also speak a bit more reluctantly about their status as Iowa's only legally married same-sex couple...
Last minute fireworks give Newell-Fonda the win (09/02/08)
The Mustangs of Newell-Fonda got their season off to solid start as they picked up a come from behind road victory over the Pocahontas area Indians 21-14 Friday night. The game was knotted at 14 with three minutes left, and the Mustangs were able to come up with a big stop to get the ball back...
Chargers electric in 8-man debut (09/02/08)
The Laurens-Marathon Chargers didn't seem to have too much difficulty in their transition to the 8-man game as they won their debut at home 36-16 over Spalding Catholic. "We started out kind of slowly," said Chargers head coach Mike Ehn. "We weren't quite accustomed to the speed of the game, but after we made some adjustments, we settled down and things went nicely for us."...
A great turnout was met with even better weather for Sunday's half-marathons and 5k (09/02/08)
The Storm Lake Jump Right in and Run 5K, half-marathon, and half-marathon relay saw an excellent turnout as area runners paced themselves around the lake Sunday morning. The mixed half-marathon saw 57 runners competing and was won by Ames native Chang Woo with a time just under one hour and fourteen minutes. ...
BVU Women's soccer drops season opener to Northwestern (09/02/08)
The Buena Vista women's soccer team dropped a hard-fought contest on Friday afternoon, 6-0, to Northwestern College during day one action of the 2008 BVU Classic. The Beavers played well in the first half, allowing only one goal, while out-shooting the Red Raiders, 9-7. Northwestern then exploded in the second half, registering 16 shots, compared to just one for BVU, en route to five goals...
Trisha Yearwood lands at Clay Fair (09/02/08)
Trisha Yearwood will consider herself lucky to be at her next tour stop, kicking off the first night of the 20087 Clay County Fair. In fact, she's lucky to be anywhere. A week ago, the lyrics to her song "How Do I Live" may have been running through her head during a plane emergency as she was returning home to Oklahoma from taking part in the 60-mile walk to benefit the Susan G. Komen breast cancer research fund...
Hovey developing a bluesy SL following (09/02/08)
Erick Hovey is a fifth generation farmer from the heart of the Midwest. He says that his central location allows him to absorb music from all over the country and develop a style that blends the best of what he likes. "The result is music built on a sturdy foundation, with easy-to-identify-with subject matter," he says...
Funeral Arrangements (09/02/08)
Dolores Mae Francis May 29, 1930 - Aug. 27, 2008 Dolores Mae Francis, 78, of Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008 in Fort Dodge. Dolores Mae Knudtson was born May 29, 1930 to Leo and Luella (Hansen) Knudtson at Thor. She grew up in Fort Dodge where she received her education, graduating from high school in 1948...
Letter from the Editor (09/02/08)
Fishing for votes On the eve of the presidential election of 1932, cowboy humorist Will Rogers suggested that the combatants "go fishing until the election." The state of campaigning had degenerated so that normally fine people were goaded by their political leeches into saying things they otherwise wouldn't dream of, he opined...
Glawe's Outlook (09/02/08)
Caterpillars, colored leaves and football With the passing of Labor Day, we know that fall is approaching. With fall comes many changes. Caterpillars, in their furry little coats, can be seen out wiggling around. When my kids were young, one of the highlights of the season was to go hunting for the fuzzy worms. ...
Editorial Brief (09/02/08)
Justice has a price, even for the learned The emotional sentencing of Kyle Payne this week for partially stripping, fondling and videotaping an unconscious fellow student brought no surprises, but one statement by the lawyer for Payne, a former volunteer women's rape crisis counselor at BVU, remains a question mark in our minds...