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Stories from Thursday, September 25, 2008

Alta Library celebrates Virginia Crocker (09/25/08)
A generous gift of $10,000 has recently been established by the Virginia Crocker Trust Fund for the Alta Community Library. A photograph of Mrs. Crocker and a commemorative plaque will be displayed above the library's circulation desk. Virginia Crocker's determination that others have easy access to sources of education and information is evidenced by her generosity in contributing to all the public libraries in Buena Vista County...
DARE pancake breakfast to be held Oct. 12 (09/25/08)
The annual DARE pancake breakfast will be held Sunday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Alta Community Center. The event is sponsored by the Alta Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #6172 and the Alta Kiwanis. Proceeds will benefit the Alta DARE program. Additional funds will be provided by Thrivent Financial...
Annual German Feast to be held at St. Johns (09/25/08)
If you like good German food then Hanover is the place to be on Saturday, Sept. 27. Every fall with the exception of 2001, when the construction was underway on the Church's addition, the rural Alta congregation of St. John Lutheran Church has hosted a German Feast. This year the 17th annual German Feast will be held on Sept. 27...
Alta Homecoming to be celebrated next week (09/25/08)
Alta's 2008 Homecoming Week is set for Sept. 29 - Oct. 3. The students have selected several activities to take part in for the week. Monday - Class Color Day Seniors - White Juniors - Orange Sophomores - Blue Freshmen - Green Faculty - Same as your connections class...
School bus gas has district fuming (09/25/08)
If you think you wince when you fill up your family car at the pumps, imagine having to gas up vehicles that get between six and seven miles per gallon. Now imagine having to drive the distance from New York to Los Angeles - 136 times a year. Ouch. "For schools, it is an issue that continues to grow dramatically as gas prices go up," Storm Lake Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Strader named PID fundraiser honorary chairperson, omelette breakfast Sept. 28 (09/25/08)
The Storm Lake Knights of Columbus will again have their Drive for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (formerly the "Mentally Handicapped Drive"). The KC's will raise funds by holding an Omelette Breakfast and Silent Auction on Sunday, Sept. 28 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Omelettes, rolls, coffee and juice will be served from 7:30 a.m. until 12 p.m...
County looks at Innovative Bridge Project in Providence (09/25/08)
When Buena Vista County Engineer Jon Ites informed the board that the County will be working on a Innovative Bridge project that will be located in Providence Township. Ites said they are currently in the planning and design stage for the project. He said the goal is to build the bridge in three to four days with prefabricated materials. ...
A new appreciation (09/25/08)
Kelly Pitts looks at life much differently today. The Cherokee mother of five is on her last round of treatment at the oncology department at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center after being diagnosed with breast cancer. It has been a long, hard six months but the support of her family and friends have gotten her through the turmoil that cancer creates...
Save the Depot proposal goes back to CN Railroad (09/25/08)
The volunteers behind a proposal to save the Storm Lake railroad depot are building steam for another try. While the effort has been frustratingly slow, the volunteers submitted a new written proposal to the Canadian National Railroad last week. "Some of the proposals we have made in the past were not acceptable to the railroad, so we decided to resubmit," said Brad Strader, spokesperson for a volunteer committee working to obtain the depot for restoration into a community welcome center or other positive use. ...
Golf carts replacing cars? Not in SL (09/25/08)
A growing number of Iowa cities are passing policies to allow the use of golf carts as low-cost, fuel-saving vehicles on their streets, but Storm Lake city officials have no plans to join the list. "I've read about that, and I can imagine why some places would allow it, especially resort communities, and with the price of gas, I can see why some people would want to use a cart as an option to a car to get around town," says Storm Lake City Administrator Patti Moore. ...
Weddings (09/25/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Adam Passick Deborah Christiansen and Adam Passick were united in marriage on June 14, 2008. Pastor Benjamin Dose, cousin of the bride, Arcadia, officiated at the ceremony at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion, S.D. Deborah is the daughter of Gary and Diane Christiansen, Peterson, and the granddaughter of Esther Lamb, Storm Lake. Adam is the son of Raymnod 'Dusty' and Cinda Passick of Vermillion...
Iowa fires 2 officials faulted in investigation (09/25/08)
IOWA CITY - A dismissed University of Iowa lawyer fired back Wednesday at the investigators and authors of an independent review that harshly criticized his actions in response to an alleged sexual assault on campus. Former Iowa general counsel Marcus Mills said he was blindsided by the findings and called them unfair...
DMACC nets $1.6 million from Department of Justice (09/25/08)
DES MOINES - The Des Moines Area Community College will receive more than $1.6 million to establish an Electronic Crime Institute. The Department of Justice is funding the new program. Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat, says the funding will help boost DMACC's technology and improve the quality of education at the school...
Tornadoes look to regroup against LeMars (09/25/08)
The Storm Lake Tornadoes (1-3) find themselves in the middle of a three game losing streak after last weeks 26-6 loss against the Tigers in Spencer Friday. The turnover problem that plagued them in their previous two losses seems to be cured, but Storm Lake's spread offense has struggled to find the end-zone since their 33 point performance in week one...
Alta looks to build momentum vs. K-P (09/25/08)
The Cyclones looked more like the football team Alta fans expected to see this year in last week's 54-8 blowout win over Woodbury Central. The Cyclones forced eight turnovers and churned out 275 rushing yards and 7TDs in the win. Jack Mills had a career day with 132 yards and four scores...
Area volleyball results (09/25/08)
Cyclone VB swept by Manson NW Webster The Alta Cyclones took on Manson NW Webster in area volleyball action Monday night and were handed just their third loss of the season as they fell 20-25, 19-25, and 21-25. "We came out flat tonight in all aspects of the game," said head coach Jeannie Henningsen. ...
Storm Lake cross country teams take 9th,10th in Sheldon (09/25/08)
In his fourth meet this year, Paul Yak turned in another brilliant performance for the Tornadoes as the Storm Lake junior won for the third time. Yak's only other result was second during the Storm Lake Invitational. On the short course, Yak ran a blistering 15:26 en route to the victory. Spirit Lake's Alec Baldwin took second out of 91 in the boys race at 15:30...
Unbeaten Newell-Fonda travels to C-C-E Friday (09/25/08)
The #5 Mustangs got a big homecoming win last week as they held off #9 Rockwell City Lytton 14-6. N-F won't get any sort of breather this week as they take their unbeaten streak on the road against a very physical Clay Central-Everly team. The Mavericks are 3-1 this season with their loss coming to #6 Algona Garrigan, another member of a very competitive district that the Mustangs face next week. More recently, CCE is coming off an impressive 58-6 throttling of SE Webster Grand...
Western Romance (09/25/08)
While living in California Diane Brandow, now of Storm Lake, came up with the idea for a story in her head. "I've always liked to just dream," she says. However, it wasn't until she had moved back to Iowa that her story took shape. A friend heard the idea and told her she should write it into a book. She says she didn't know anything about writing a book but she gave it a shot...
Professional Hearing Solutions to move Oct. 1 (09/25/08)
Professional Hearing Solutions which is currently located on Michigan Ave will be moving to their new location on 602 Flindt Drive on October 1. An open house will be held on October 29 and 30. Look for a grand opening in the future, Hearing Instrument Specialist Russell Sweet says...
Loews Carpet One Floor & Home Kicks Off Fall Campaign on October 1st (09/25/08)
A cheerful entryway to your home can not only brighten your day, but it can also put a smile on the faces of everyone who enters your home. Loews Carpet One Floor & Home is offering exclusive pink ribbon welcome mats that are sure to do just that. The colorful designs remind us of the many joys in life. From fresh floral blooms to fun snowmen to the sweet tastes of the holidays. A pink ribbon completes each mat and reminds us of those near and dear that have battled with breast cancer...
Funeral Arrangements (09/25/08)
Gail E. Koester Oct. 31, 1941 - Sept. 18, 2008 Gail E. Koester, age 66 of rural Denison, passed away with family by her side on Sept.18, at Rochester Methodist Hospital. Gail E. (Wright) Koester was born to Russell Wright & Stella (Siefken) Wright on Oct. ...
Beyond the bruises (09/25/08)
She shakes back a cascade of coppery hair, fires a cigarette with a newly-steady hand. Slowly, a smile spreads across her freckled face, and why not? It's going to be a damn good day. Every day is good these days, because after 20 years Terri can now get up in the morning knowing she won't have an eye blackened, she won't be choked or raped or lashed to a post in the basement. ...
Readers Respond (09/25/08)
Domestic abuse vigil From JENNY AHLERS / Storm Lake Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a national movement to bring public attention to the problem of intimate partner violence. While October is the official month for this campaign, many individuals and organizations in Buena Vista County make domestic violence awareness their goal every single day...
Nelson's View (09/25/08)
Hi-yah! Reporter by day, female Chuck Norris by night. (or at least in training). I recently decided to start taking taekwondo classes. I didn't join to get into any fights - no way I want to end up in jail (or on the records page). Course with my luck I'd probably end up in the hospital...