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Stories from Thursday, September 11, 2008

Plans ablaze again for new fire department (09/11/08)
It looks as though the fires are burning once again to locate funds to put up a new fire department in the community. It is hoped that enthusiasm spreads and many people want to jump on the fire truck and help make the new structure - estimated at $1.3 million - a reality...
Letter to the Editor (09/11/08)
Thanks for supporting Alta Firemen's Association To the Editor: Thank You to everyone who supported the Alta Firemen's Association's by attending the annual appreciation night and making donations to the department so its dedicated members may continue to serve the community and area in the very best manner it can...
Alta Library Friends to hold first meeting Sunday; special presentation by author Jo Kline Cebuhar (09/11/08)
The newly formed Alta Library Friends (ALF) group invite everyone to attend its first meeting and hear a special presentation by author Jo Kline Cebuhar. This event will take place Sunday at the Alta Community Library, 3-5 p.m. Jo Kline Cebuhar is a graduate of Iowa State University and Drake Law School. ...
Sharing faith and friendship in a world far away (09/11/08)
Summit Church's Youth Pastor Dan Boeck introduced four senior high students to a whole new world during an 18-day missionary trip to the Czech Republic. Pastor Boeck arranged for the youth, along with seven youth and adults from the Evangelical Free Church in Minneapolis, Minn. ...
Two incumbents unseated in school voting (09/11/08)
Two area school board elections saw incumbents being beat out by opposition Tuesday, and one district welcomes in a new board member from write-in votes. The votes have not been canvassed yet so the vote counts are still considered unofficial. In Storm Lake, David Jennett, running unopposed for a seat left by Leslie Cutler, received 112 votes. There were six write-in votes cast...
Three BV Barns to be featured in barn tour (09/11/08)
In attempts to preserve some Iowa history, farming and life in the "good ol' days," property owners across the state have restored old barns for several years which are then featured semi-annually in the Iowa Barn Foundation's Iowa Barn Tour. This year three barns in Buena Vista County will be featured on Sept. 20 and 21st from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Landowners say barns are disappearing quickly as many become in disrepair and are torn down...
Teen sails to second place in nationals (09/11/08)
Storm Lake's Jake Larson placed second overall in the North American National Sailing Championships youth diviision held over the weekend in Clear Lake. For the St. Mary's High School student, the experience was something of a blur. As a member of the Storm Lake Tornadoes football team, Jake went to practice on Thursday night, and immediately afterward the family raced to Clear Lake, where Jake skippered four races in the series on Friday. ...
Never Forgotten (09/11/08)
It's been seven years since it happened; move on with your life, many have been told. Many are left without closure, and even far from the scene of New York's destroyed Twin Towers, locals still stuggle to make sense of the terrorism. Bill Feis, who teaches American History courses at Buena Vista University, hears people comparing 9-11 to Pearl Harbor...
Puppy love (09/11/08)
The residents of Otsego Place Assisted Living crowded in the lobby chatting among themselves, Monday as they waited eagerly for their special guests to arrive, eight cuddly yet squirmy one month old beagle puppies. "Can you imagine having eight babies all at one time," one female resident exclaims. ...
Grau: Bright outlook for Northwest Iowa development (09/11/08)
As former U.S. deputy undersecretary of farm and foreign agricultural services, Newell native Tom Grau seeded the political fields of Washington D.C. for years. When he returned to the area to take a job as Pocahontas County Economic Development director, it was a career sigh of relief...
Iowa files child labor charges against Postvillemeat plant (09/11/08)
DES MOINES - The owner and managers of the nation's largest kosher meatpacking plant were charged Tuesday with more than 9,000 misdemeanors alleging they hired minors and in some cases had children younger than 16 handle dangerous equipment such as circular saws, meat grinders and power shears...
Gore to headline Democratic dinner (09/11/08)
DES MOINES - Former Vice President Al Gore will headline the Iowa Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner next month in Des Moines. The event is the party's biggest fundraiser and traditionally launches the final sprint to the general election...
Dave Turnquist, Dr. Greg Kueny elected to school board (09/11/08)
School Board elections were held Tuesday with two candidates chosen to fill the two seats. Incumbent Dave Turnquist was reeelcted with an unofficial vote count of 189 votes. There were six write-in names that received votes for a second seat that was vacated by Val Rosenthal...
Area volleyball results (09/11/08)
Alta stays unbeaten vs. Laurens-Marathon At some point during the season Alta's volleyball squad was going to get tested and pushed to their limits. That test came Tuesday night against the Chargers of Laurens-Marathon and the Cyclones passed with flying colors...
Schaller-Crestland sweeps St. Mary's (09/11/08)
The Schaller-Crestland Wildcats traveled to Storm Lake Tuesday night as they swept the St. Mary's Panthers 25-4, 25-5, and 25-9 in their season debut. "Schaller-Crestland had a good read on our floor tonight," said Panthers' head coach Erin Smith. "They kept us off balance with some strong hitting."...
Buena Vista baseball to hold fall camps (09/11/08)
Buena Vista head baseball coach Steve Eddie and his staff have announced they will be holding multiple fall camps here in 2008. An offensive camp will be held on both Sunday, September 14 and Sunday, September 21. Those interested are asked to sign up for one of the two dates. ...
Slates wiped clean, area teams begin district play (09/11/08)
Storm Lake football hosts Sergeant Bluff-Luton 7:30 PM The Tornadoes (1-1) look to regroup following last week's rough outing which Storm Lake lost 14-0. Following a zero turnover effort against Cherokee in week one, the Tornadoes committed five in week two's loss including an interception taken 60 yards the other way for a score...
A German Feast at Hanover (09/11/08)
St. John's Lutheran Church, Hanover, is hosting its German Feast as a benefit for Concordia Lutheran School, the Church Parsonage Fund and the victims of the Parkersburg tornado. Everyone is invited for a meal of sauerbraten (roast beef), brats, corn sausage, kraut, potatoes and gravy, German potato salad, cucumbers, beet pcikles, applesauce, homemade breads and apple cake and more. ...
Young stars take Clay stage (09/11/08)
The Clay County Fair grandstand is best known for country and classic rock acts, but Fair organizers go out of the way each year to land an act that will attract younger music fans. This year's offering, culled from the phenom franchise "High School Musical" is Corbin Bleu and Drew Seeley...
Family 1st Dental Associates adds dental practice in Le Mars (09/11/08)
Family 1st Dental Associates are pleased to announce the purchase of the dental practice of Monte Russell, D.D.S. of Le Mars. Family 1st is also pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Zach Dannenbring to the practice. Dr. Dannenbring joined Family 1st Dental Associates on July 1...
Rembrandt woman's dream turned into reality (09/11/08)
Jeanne Iehl, of Rembrandt says after working at a main street establishment for about ten years it was her dream to have her own business. Two years ago she quit her job at Sara Lee and purchased the same business, which was then known as the Nut Hut in Rembrandt, even after her husband Kevin had just passed away...
Funeral Arrangements (09/11/08)
Annabel McManus Sept. 14, 1922 - Sept. 6, 2008 Annabel McManus, age 85, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008 at Loring Hospital in Sac City. Services for Mrs. McManus were held on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at United Church of Christ in Fonda, with Pastor Greg Baskerville officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Cemetery in Fonda. The Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (09/11/08)
Meet your RA Vaina Bista University Freshman Year; Fall, 2008 idy ho, freshpersons. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to campus - the home of the Fightin' Wallabees. I hope you will have an excellent four years - and in your case, you there in the Nebraska Cornhuskers tee shirt. perhaps 12.5 years - here at our fine university...
Nelson's View (09/11/08)
Fall favorites The cooler temperatures these last few days has really gotten me in the mood for fall. When I was growing up in the country so we had a huge yard with at least a couple hundred trees to rake up after. I can remember spending many long hours helping my parents rake, often times when it was quite chilly out. ...
Readers Respond (09/11/08)
Waste not, want not From LARRY M. ADEN / Nemaha Grandpa drummed it into our heads, "Waste not; want not!" In 12 years working throughout Latin America, I found that we are far from the most wasteful Society, as the "Greens" would have us to believe. In fact, I found that poverty in every Society appears in direct relationship to its own wastefulness...