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Stories from Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sneak Peek at Santa's Castle (10/09/08)
Santa's Castle made an early season debut Wednesday in a Business After Hours event. The Storm Lake landmark features an all new theme based "The Nutcracker" story and all new main floor displays re-telling the classic tale. Visitors this year will encounter a forest of Christmas trees, a castle atop a mountain, animated dancers from around the world, an expanded model railway, and an sprawling collection of 300 nutcracker figures on loan from Robbie Ludy of Storm Lake...
CROP Walk fundraiser at Alta Methodist Church on Sunday (10/09/08)
The Alta United Methodist Church announces its annual Crop Walk fundraiser to be held on Sunday, Oct.18, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the church fellowship hall at 218 Prospect Street in Alta. Baked goods, fresh produce and craft items will be available for purchase...
Guitarist extraordinaire Keith Cooper to present concert, worship team workshop at Summit (10/09/08)
Christian music's premier guitarist Keith L. Cooper will bring his amazing talents to Northwest Iowa on Sunday, Oct. 19, for a concert and a Worship Team Workshop. Cooper will perform in both morning worship services at Summit Church in Alta, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. At 4 p.m. he will present a Worship Team Workshop, and at 7 p.m. he will present a concert featuring his extraordinary and intricate acoustic guitar sounds...
Obituaries (10/09/08)
Edward "Ed" Strand Oct. 29, 1943-Oct. 1, 2008 Edward "Ed" L. Strand, 64, Alta, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta. Burial was at the Woodlawn Cemetery of Holstein. Visitation will The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein was in charge of the arrangements...
Council talks campers, tarped garages, tree removal; will take closer look at city codes (10/09/08)
There was great discussion at Monday's Alta City Council meeting on whether tarped/framed garages should be allowed in the city and whether campers should be allowed to be parked in yards or driveways. Complaints from neighbors have been called in to city hall on both items...
Four Honored by BVU National Alumni Association (10/09/08)
The Buena Vista University (BVU) National Alumni Association honored four individuals over Homecoming weekend for their service to the university and to society. The awards were presented at a special ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 4. Those honored were:...
After 50 years, the class of '58 rediscovers Storm Lake (10/09/08)
A specially-reserved trolley from Ida Grove carried the Storm Lake High School class of 1958 in style as they revisited their one-time high school and elementary school sites and circled the field during a Buena Vista University football game on Saturday...
Fitzpatrick, Ringgenberg go head to head for BV Co. Seat 4 (10/09/08)
After defeating Republican candidate Mark Redenbaugh for Buena Vista County Supervisor District 4 in the primary election, Rhonda Ringgenberg faces Democrat candidate John Fitzpatrick for the seat. Fitzpatrick, of Storm Lake, says he's tired of "yes" people and says that's one reason he decided to run for County Supervisor. He says he likes it when people question everything even if it means ruffling a few feathers. He says he feels that way people can hear both sides of the story...
Rural BV residents meet with City, sewer decision on hold (10/09/08)
The Buena Vista Board of Supervisors decided to delay a decision on an engineering firm for the sanitary sewer project until after meetings are completed this week between Storm Lake City officials and residents south of the lake. Voluntary annexation is expected to be part of the discussions, which continue tonight. ...
Anniversaries (10/09/08)
Holmbergs celebrate 55 years Congratulations Mom and Dad on your 55th Anniversary on Oct. 11 from your kids: James and Shannon Holmberg, Jerry and Ellen Holmberg, Joda and Michael Doll, and Jackie and Joe Wede. Best wishes may be sent to: Richard (Dusty) and Lois Holmberg...
Kentucky deputy wanted for murder caught in Iowa (10/09/08)
DES MOINES - A Kentucky sheriff's deputy accused of killing his ex-girlfriend was captured early Tuesday in Iowa. Randall Creek, 41, of Bowling Green, Ky., was taken into custody without incident shortly after midnight at a motel in Evansdale, near Waterloo...
14-year-old Iowa girl abandoned at Omaha hospital (10/09/08)
OMAHA - Nebraska's vaguely worded safe haven law has already been exposed as ripe for abuse, and lawmakers were looking at one more problem with the legislation after a 14-year-old Iowa girl was abandoned at an Omaha hospital. The teenager left at Creighton University Medical Center on Tuesday - the 17th child abandoned in the last three weeks - came from just across the Missouri River in neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa...
SL hosts top-ranked Heelan (10/09/08)
When it rains, it pours. At least in Tornado football country it seems that way. In the midst of a five game losing streak, Storm Lake (1-5) will play host to the #1 team in the state this Friday as they take on Sioux City Bishop Heelan (6-0). The Crusaders were state runners-up last fall and seem the odds on favorite to claim the title this year. ...
#8 Cyclones eye district title (10/09/08)
Since their loss to LeMars Gehlen, the Alta Cyclones (5-1) have been on an absolute tear. Averaging 15 points per outing in their first three games, the Cyclones have averaged over 51 points a game since while giving up just seven. One reason has been the emergence of the Alta ground game. ...
Bulldogs eye playoff berth (10/09/08)
Since falling to #4 Ar-We-Va, the Bulldogs have been a team on a mission. Aurelia (4-2)has beaten their last two opponents by an average of four touchdowns a game including last weeks 41-10 homecoming win over Charter Oak-Ute. Their opponent this week should provide a closer game. ...
Buena Vista set for tough road test at Loras (10/09/08)
Fresh off its thrilling 26-21 upset over then 22nd-ranked Wartburg College last Saturday, the Buena Vista football team now prepares itself for another tough contest this week as the team goes back on the road for a trip to Loras College (3-1, 2-0 IIAC)...
Area volleyball results (10/09/08)
SL edges the E-Hawks "I'm sure the girls would agree with me that it wasn't very pretty, but it was a win," said Storm Lake head coach Kim Johnson of the Tornadoes win over Emmetsburg Tuesday night. Storm Lake was able to hold off the E-Hawks in four games 25-17, 18-25, 25-10, and 25-23...
#9 Wildcats top #14 Alta in battle of the area's best (10/09/08)
The gymnasium was packed in Alta as the Cyclones and Schaller-Crestland Wildcats squared off in a matchup between the Storm Lake area's highest rated volleyball teams. The girls definitely put on a show for the big crowd as the #9 Wildcats edged the #14 Cyclones in four hard-fought games 25-18, 15-25, 22-25, and 17-25...
Panthers look sharp after long layover, but fall to L-M in three (10/09/08)
The St. Mary's Panthers last game prior to Tuesday was September 18 against Sioux Central. Despite the nearly three week break, the girls played possibly their best game of the year in their loss to Laurens-Marathon. The Chargers jumped out early 25-9, but St. Mary's battled from there on out as the final two games were 20-25 and 17-25...
Disney on Ice (10/09/08)
"Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic" anniversary show will be coming to northwest Iowa for a four-day run November 20-23 at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City. Join the celebration as 65 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! You'll be captivated by the one and only Mickey Mouse, the irresistible Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio and all the Disney Princesses. ...
Pilot at the Movies (10/09/08)
'The Rocker' might not rock, but it passes "The Rocker" is such an obvious rip-off of "School of Rock" that you may feel you have seen this entire movie before - but still, it grows on you like an some old Motley Crue song. Rainn Wilson stars as the 40-something loser Robert "Fish" Fishman who missed his shot at 1980s glam pop stardom, and just can't find his place in the world after being unfairly dumped from a rising metal band...
Hruska to retire at end of month (10/09/08)
After 34 years, Dr. Jon Hruska will be retiring his family practice at Trimark Family Health on Oct. 30, 2008. "It has been an honor to have been trusted with the care of so many wonderful families and patients during my time with Family Health Center," says Huruska. "As a valued patient, you can be assured that you will continue to receive the care that you are accustomed to at the Trimark Family Health Center."...
Marty Wallace trains with world's best (10/09/08)
Marty Wallace, a licensed mental health counselor, child therapist, play therapist supervisor and attached specialist from the Creative Living Center in Rock Valley, recently trained with world reknown Dr. Dan Hughes. Dr. Hughes who teaches in Waterville, Maine, is an international expert on therapy for attachment, traumatized, adoptive and foster children. ...
Funeral Arrangements (10/09/08)
Patricia J. Child Patricia J. Child, 81, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Services were held on Sept. 27 at Iles Funeral Homes-Dunn's Chapel followed by a private burial at Glendale Cemetery. Patty was born at Alta to Geneva and Edd Jensen. She grew up in Jefferson, graduated from Drake University and lives the rest of her life in Des Moines. Patty lived a life of love, style, beauty, grace and compassion. As she lived, she will be remember in love...
Letter from the Editor (10/09/08)
The VP Debate: Beats Watching the Dryer By DANA LARSEN / Pilot-Tribune Editor Hours after the vice presidential debate, I had heard from friends, colleagues and local residents from both sides of the political aisle, all absolutely convinced that their VP choice has resoundingly and completely kicked butt and won the day...
Readers Respond (10/09/08)
What a pair to draw to! From CLAUDE THOMSON / Storm Lake A few months ago, I wrote an article about my life-long friend, Del Laird. I have been overwhelmed at the responses it has generated. It made me realize that I need to write, just one more time, about a pair of Storm Lakers whose devoted friendship to so many people like me, kindled the spirit of caring for others for which Storm Lake is well known...
Nelson's View (10/09/08)
Triple Trouble I helped my neighbor babysit this weekend. She has a three year old who is an only child and typically is used to getting all of the attention. Unfortunately for her we were babysitting another three year old and two year old as well. ...