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Stories from Thursday, September 4, 2008

Write-ins to decide school seat (09/04/08)
Tuesday's school board election will bring in some interesting results. There are two seats vacant and incumbent Dave Turnquist is the only name that will be on the ballot. Write-in votes will determine the second seat. Several persons in the community have thrown in their hat saying they would like to be considered a write-in choice - John Held, Dale Olsen, Lyle Fast and Dr. Greg Kueny...
New Alta Library group invites public to join (09/04/08)
There will soon be an Alta Library Friends (ALF) group that will promote the library. Everyone is invited to be a part of the group and take part in the planned programs. ALF will meet every other moth to provide programming for all ages and to promote literacy in the community.,...
Grand Opening for Alta Resource Center (09/04/08)
An open house to kick off the Community Resource Center in Alta will be held Wednesday as a crowning achievement to the nearly two-year-long Horizon development program. "Alta has done a very good job with Horizons. They should be very proud of how far they have come, and very excited for the opportunities ahead of them in this effort," said Barb Wollan, ISU Extension family resource management specialist, who has assisted the community in Horizons. ...
West Links spurs Alta development (09/04/08)
"Alta: It Suits You to a Tee." Okay, so the city isn't in the market for a new motto, but it would work. This may be the golfingest small community in the state - with a popular municipal course, an 18-hole country club, and the 10-hole executive course, West Links...
Waterpark turns in splashy 2008 numbers, profit (09/04/08)
The King's Pointe outdoor waterpark saved the best for last. The busiest day of the season was Sunday on its final weekend of operation, when an estimated crowd of up to 1,200 people were in the park at once - as close as it has ever come to its maximum capacity of 1,500...
Alta teens help Iowa disaster victims (09/04/08)
The senior high youth at Alta United Methodist have learned how to be disciples of the church in their recent service project. It was the kids that suggested they help out some of the youth who lost everything in the spring Parkersburg tornadoes and some of the youth who lost possessions in the Cedar Rapids floods...
Storm Lake Fire Department to put new fire truck into service (09/04/08)
The Storm Lake Fire Department is pleased to announce that their new Engine 74 will be placed into service on Wednesday morning, September 3, 2008. Following several years of planning and authorization from the Storm Lake City Council to proceed on the purchase of a new fire truck, a Spartan single axle pumper truck was delivered to the Storm Lake Fire Station last week...
BVU Announces community events for Dr. Ahmad Ghabin (09/04/08)
The Storm Lake community has a unique opportunity to gain an understanding of today's Muslim world through various community events throughout the month of September presented by Dr. Ahmad Ghabin, an Israeli Muslim Arab. He is part of the Fulbright Visiting Specialists Progam: Direct Access to the Muslim World, which seeks to build Americans' understanding of Islamic civilization, and the history, politics and culture of the contemporary world...
Corridor program focuses on jobs for BV County (09/04/08)
Attracting and retaining people in Buena Vista County was on the minds of the Board of Supervisors as well as the issue of attracting more tourists to the area, when they met Tuesday. Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Vice President Shaun Arneson met with the County to present the results of an existing industry call program which includes Buena Vista County. ...
City speed ordinance adopted on final reading (09/04/08)
With no reported comments or complaints, the speed limit on a portion of Flindt Drive and Milwaukee Avenue will be changed as a result of a new ordinance that passed the final reading, Tuesday during the Storm Lake City Council meeting. In June, the City received a letter from the Iowa Department of Transportation in regards to a study that was conducted on the road. ...
KAYL AM becomes 24-hour Spanish broadcast 'La Gran D' (09/04/08)
Storm Lake's growing Hispanic community will get its own voice later this month. "La Gran D" begins broadcasting in Spanish, 24 hours a day, on AM 990, the KAYL AM frequency in Storm Lake. "We see this as a way for Latinos in Storm Lake to become more connected with the community," station manager Buzz Paterson said. ...
Last Dance (09/04/08)
Lynn Smith and Russ Davis, two "lovely ladies" with the Nemaha Farmall Promenade, have hung up their gingham dresses and bid farewell to their dancing partners for good. After 10 years and more than 150 shows, the Farmall Promenade held its final performance Saturday in Nemaha, on the same spot where they started...
N-F mulls move to one PreK-12 school in Newell (09/04/08)
The first of two public meetings will be held tonight to air the results of a nine-month study led by the Newell-Fonda schools Grade Realignment Committee, which includes a proposal to close the Fonda school building and turn the Newell building into a pre-kindergarten to 12th grade facility...
Bedel, Hubler team up to battle King in SL stop (09/04/08)
In his bid to unseat 5th District Republican Congressman Steven King, Rob Hubler is making the most of a most powerful ally - the man who represented the district in Congress from 1975-1987. Huber was in Storm Lake Wednesday during his 'Bringing Back Real Representation Tour," with Berkely Bedell who is serving as General Chairman for the Hubler campaign. ...
Anniversaries (09/04/08)
Greg and Nancy Peterson celebrate 40 years Greg and Nancy Peterson of Sioux Rapids will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7. Their children include Kristie and Klint Hatch, and Sonny and Jackie Peterson. Grandchildren Kyle and Kennedy Hatch, and Gregory and Preslie Peterson along with other family members will help them celebrate this special event...
Engagement (09/04/08)
Bruce Voogd and Eryn Hartwig Bruce Voogd and Eryn Hartwig would like to announce their engagement. Eryn is the daughter of Gloria (Hartwig) Wilber of Storm Lake. Eryn graduated from Storm Lake High School. Bruce is the son of the late Calvin and Cleo Voogd of Sac City, and is a graduate of Sac City High School...
Butts piling up since smoking ban (09/04/08)
CEDAR RAPIDS - Business owners say the statewide ban on smoking inside is creating a mess outside. They say the number of cigarette butts tossed on the ground outside of their doors has increased dramatically since the smoking ban went into effect on July 1...
Company hunts for oil in SW Iowa (09/04/08)
DES MOINES - A Texas company is hoping to strike oil in Iowa. According to state records with the Iowa Geological Survey, an oil exploration well was drilled in May near Red Oak in southwest Iowa. It was drilled by Ozona Natural Gas Co. of Conroe, Texas...
#4 Alta set to battle Pocahontas (09/04/08)
Alta got off to a shaky start at home in week one, but the Cyclones eventually settled down and took advantage of three big plays that all went for scores as they put away Sioux Central 21-8 in the opener. The Cyclones' victory moved them all the way up to #4 in the Class A rankings behind Southern Cal, Madrid, and North Tama...
#8 Newell-Fonda and Buffalo Ridge both seeking second win Friday (09/04/08)
After Alta and Sioux Central's entertaining matchup in week one, two more area squads will face each other this week as the Buffalo Ridge Bison (1-1) travel to Newell to take on the Mustangs (1-0) Newell-Fonda is coming off of a thrilling 21-14 last-minute victory against Pocahontas. Trailing or tied most of the night, the Mustangs came up with a big stop late in the 4th quarter before Jack Reis connected with Alex daSilva on a 52-yard TD pass to give them the victory...
Buena Vista football nears kickoff (09/04/08)
Buena Vista will kick off the 2008 season with an unfamiliar foe. The meeting between the Beavers and the Pioneers in Storm Lake Saturday will be the first ever between the two schools. The Pioneers were 2-8 overall and 1-6 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while the Beavers return 25 letter winners from a team that went 5-5 in the IIAC...
Alta VB wins opener 3-2 over Kingsley-Pierson (09/04/08)
The Alta Cyclones volleyball team earned a hard-fought road victory in five games over Kingsley-Pierson in their season opener Tuesday night. Alta won both of the first two games by a score of 25-17. Kingsley-Pierson countered back and took both of the next two games 16-25. Alta would regroup and take the fifth by a score of 15-9 to earn the win...
Storm Lake's Yak takes 1st in Spirit Lake Invite (09/04/08)
The Storm Lake cross-country team kicked off their season on Tuesday as they traveled to Spirit Lake Invitational. The Tornadoes' Paul Yak got his junior campaign off to a terriffic start as he won the 5K. Yak ran the 3.1 miles in a blazing 16:20. Yak's time was 33 seconds faster than he ran at Spirit Lake Invitational a year ago, and it is just 20 seconds off of Jerry Gallagher's school record set at Carroll in 1992...
Mustangs drop home opener to #3 Southern Cal (09/04/08)
Newell-Fonda began their volleyball season at home Tuesday night, and they had quite the early season test. The Mustangs were dropped in straight sets by the #3 team in the state in class 1A in Southern Cal, but they now have a valuable measurement on how they stack up to one of the better teams in the state...
Laurens-Marathon downs E-Hawks in straight sets (09/04/08)
The Laurens-Marathon Chargers volleyball team hosted Emmetsburg in their season opener and won in three straight. The Chargers beat the Emmetsburg by a score of 25-17 in all three games. Laurens-Marathon offense started their season impressively as five players had three or more kills...
Sioux Central VB drops first game (09/04/08)
The Rebels volleyball team dropped their season opener against a tough East Sac team at home on Tuesday night. Sioux Central lost in three straight, 6-25, 8-25, and 17-25. Leading the Rebels offensively, Brooke Scharn tallied six kills in the opener. Michele Ferguson was second in kills on the night as she finished with four. Brady Rebuhn was seven of eight serving with two aces. Michele Ferguson was close behind at five for six in service attempts...
Aurelia falls in opener (09/04/08)
The Bulldogs had an impressive showing in their debut but dropped the season opener in Correctionville to River Valley in straight sets 17-25, 19-25, and 20-25. Audrey Winterhof was the Bulldogs' leading hitter with one kill in seven attempts. Shaina Thevenin added one kill in four attempts. Kayla Bruns looked solid at the service line and racked up one ace on the night...
Storm Lake goes for two straight against Sheldon (09/04/08)
The Tornadoes got their season off to an impressive start last week as they took care of business rather easily in their 33-20 victory over rival Cherokee. The offense was explosive, the defense dominant at times, and solid contributions were made by veterans and newcomers alike...
Tonic Sol-fa to perform in a free a cappella concert (09/04/08)
The Midwest's most in demand vocal group, Tonic Sol-fa, will return to entertain fans at this year's Clay County Fair. The four-member male collaboration, originally from the Twin Cities area, will perform their songs in the Grandstand on Monday, September 8 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m...
Area processor wins national honor (09/04/08)
Tiefenthaler Quality Meats of Holstein won national recognition at the American Cured Meat Championships (ACMC) held July 24 - 26, 2008 in Cincinnati, OH, in conjunction with the 69th Convention of the American Association of Meat Processors (AAMP). The ACMC annually draws hundreds of entries from the entire United States. This year there were 604 entries in 25 product categories...
Plains Area Mental Health center welcomes new staff in Storm Lake (09/04/08)
"With the opening of our new offices and services to the residents of Buena Vista County comes the addition of staff to serve at our new facility located at 200 West Railroad Ave. in Storm Lake. It is with great excitement that we announce the addition of our new and current staff", said Patrick Schmitz, Executive Director of Plains Area Mental Health...
Sugar Bowl to recognize Mary O'Leary after 20 years of service (09/04/08)
Mary O'Leary of Storm Lake says she's enjoyed the friendships she's made over the 20 years she's worked at The Sugar Bowl Gift Shop in Storm Lake. "I've worked with a lot of people over the years," she says. "I've made a lot of friendships."...
Funeral Arrangements (09/04/08)
Mary Ann Gard March 6, 1933 - Aug. 30, 2008 Mary Ann Gard, age 75, of Early, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008 at Methodist Manor after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. She entered into eternal rest surrounded by her husband and children...
Letter from the Editor (09/04/08)
Football fashion Am I the only one who took a look at the beloved Cyclones last week and thought they were seeing pictures of a USC game? First we boot Cy out of the nest and off the helmets in favor of the giant "I" logo (oh yes there is indeed an "I" in this team), and now we lose those familiar eye-searing electric catsup and mustard colors and steal the suits off those SoCal guys?...
Readers Respond (09/04/08)
L-M school problems have not been forgotten From BRIDGET BAILEY / Laurens-Marathon School Board Candidate As your article in last week's paper stated, "what a difference a few months can make". Laurens-Marathon Community School has made a considerable amount of changes over the last few months and change is not always bad. ...