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Stories from Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Couple logs nearly 2,000 miles to help children of fallen soldiers (09/09/08)
Bob and Laura Iversen, Newell, recently returned from an 1,800-mile American Legion motorcycle ride to raise scholarship funds for the children of fallen soldiers. The Iversens participated in the entire five-day Legacy Run while some rode only a portion of the trip. Some 300 riders were involved overall. This is the third annual ride...
High School class reunites in Storm Lake after 70 years (09/09/08)
Friends made in high school are often forever - the Storm Lake High School Class of 1938 can attest to that. Seven members of the class gathered in Storm Lake Friday and Saturday and shared memories. There are 22 class members remaining of the 93 that graduated from the building that is now South Elementary...
If feds won't act on immigration, Iowa may have to (09/09/08)
Steve Kettering doesn't pull many punches, and the hot-button issue of immigration is no exception. "We're in the same place as we were going into last session on immigration - and that's because we didn't really do anything," Kettering said. With Democrats in control of both chambers of the statehouse, the Lake View Republican said he and fellow GOP state legislators felt powerless to have their ideas heard on issues like illegal immigration control...
Area delegate finds new energy at GOP convention (09/09/08)
Despite hurricane weather in the Gulf Coast threatening to scale down the GOP convention, the show was still able to go on as planned. Sac County Republican Chairwoman Ann Trimble-Ray says she feels the campaign took on new energy, new enthusiasm and new excitement with the convention...
In the administrative seat (09/09/08)
Stacey Cole is having the time of her life as the new Storm Lake Elementary Assistant Principal. She brings with her years of experience and a variety of experience that has made her transition into the administrative side of education much easier. For her, accepting the job of assistant principal was like coming home...
Education Briefs (09/09/08)
G-H, Schaller Crestland participate in 'Meals from the Heartland' On Wednesday Sept. 3, Galva-Holstein and Schaller-Crestland participated in "Meals from the Heartland" in Des Moines at Hy-Vee Hall. Iowans from across the state joined together in packaging life-sustaining meals to be sent across the world. ...
Storm Lake welcomes a new Watershed Coordinator (09/09/08)
Amy Johnson has taken the position as the new Storm Lake Watershed Coordinator for the Buena Vista County Soil and Water Conservation District. Johnson recently completed the first Rapid Watershed Assessment funded in the state on the Lower Big Sioux River in Plymouth, Sioux, and Lyon Counties. ...
Habitat gets boost from Lao refugee builder (09/09/08)
Thanks to many hours of volunteer help and a couple of local drywall pros from Storm Lake, the ninth Habitat for Humanity House is about a month ahead of schedule. According to Rod Muilenburg with the Habitat building committee, last year they estimate they spent the entire month of September hanging sheetrock alone...
Weddings (09/09/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory W. Robertson Amy Sue Radke and Gregory W. Robertson were united in marriage on June 21, 2008. Pastor Perry Fruehling officiated the four o'clock ceremony at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Marion. Amy is the daughter of Myron and Sue Radke of Aurelia. She is granddaughter of Lola Radke of Alta and James Stille of Alta. Parents of the groom are Thomas Robertson and Carolyn Robertson of Iowa City...
Planned coal-fired plant draws controversy (09/09/08)
WATERLOO - Proponents and opponents of a proposed $1.3 billion coal-fired power plant planned for Waterloo are gearing up for a fight when public hearings begin. Iowa DNR officials have yet to begin reviewing the application or set a time line for the hearings about the plant...
Bush increases federal share of FEMA aid (09/09/08)
DES MOINES - President Bush has signed an order increasing the federal share of federal disaster aid to Iowa to 90 percent of eligible costs. Bush's order on Monday is retroactive to Aug. 8, the date a previous order expired. Bush's disaster declaration for Iowa initially set disaster aid for floods and tornados that hit Iowa this spring at 75 percent of eligible costs for protective measures, such as sandbagging. ...
Galva-Holstein VB takes runner-up in home tourney (09/09/08)
The Galva-Holstein Pirates hosted their volleyball classic Saturday and they looked very impressive throughout the tournament. The Pirates didn't lose a single game until the finals where they fell to East Sac County 25-15, 25-9. In pool play, the Pirates took down Battle Creek-Ida Grove ( 21-17, 21-11), West Monona ( 21-14, 21-6), and Ar-We-Va ( 21-11, 21-11) to advance to the semifinals...
Aurelia prevails 13-0 (09/09/08)
It wasn't pretty, but the Aurelia Bulldogs pulled out a win over Ruthven-Ayrshire to even their season record at 1-1. The Bulldogs through three interceptions and lost two fumbles, but they were able to hold on to an early lead in the victory. Aaron Bruce got Aurelia on the board as he returned the opening kickoff 61 yards for the score. Kody Pinkerton was good on the extra point, and the Bulldog defense would take over from there...
Beavers drop heartbreaker to UW-Platteville (09/09/08)
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville scored 21 fourth quarter points, including the go-ahead touchdown with 1:48 left, to hand the Buena Vista football team a heartbreaking 21-14 defeat on Saturday afternoon. The game was the season-opener for both teams...
Tom Gary Blues Band throws a CD release party bash (09/09/08)
Storm Lake's premier blues combo, the Tom Gary Blues Band, is having a CD release party on Saturday September 13th at the Gathering Place in downtown Cherokee, starting at 8 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Snacks will be provided at the performance hall, but music fans will want to bring along their own drinks...
On the trail of the art chairs (09/09/08)
The first-ever Corridor Art Trail has become a bicycling inspiration to local residents. Twenty-one artistic Adirondack chairs are on display throughout the counties of Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet. The project, organized by the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation in a partnership with ArtsLIVE, showcases local artists' abilities and runs through September 28...
Readers Respond (09/09/08)
Many to thank for a successful run From DR. TROY & GRACE IVEY / Storm Lake The first annual "Jump Right In and Run" was held this past Labor Day weekend and will hold fond memories for a long time for many that participated. Over 200 participants gathered at the start line and took on the challenge of completing the road race...
Letter from the Editor (09/09/08)
You just can't miss the Fair For the 20th consecutive year, I had no plans to go to the Clay County Fair and deal with the tidal waves of milling crowds, the obnoxious carneys and the artery-busting fried everything on a stick. In fact, I was still telling myself that, right up to the point when I hit the gate, after parking my car in the faaaaaaaar corner of the parking field in the space that I was kindly directed to, which I think is just north of Guam...
Glawe's Outlook (09/09/08)
I had to say goodbye Saying goodbye is difficult. I had to say good-bye to the most important man in my life last Saturday - my dad. I hadn't said a good-bye this difficult since I said good-bye to my mom 30 years ago. My dad's name was Rich Nuehse. Rich was such an appropriate name for him. He was never wealthy but he was rich in generosity, in kindness, in love...