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Stories from Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Upbeat local real estate market bucks trend, 'best in years' (11/11/08)
There's one way to avoid a crash - don't stand on the edge of the cliff to begin with. Such is the case with Storm Lake's real estate market, which is enjoying an exceptionally strong year even as other parts of the country hit the highly-publicized bottom...
Ace students take to airwaves (11/11/08)
Advanced Career Exploration students from Storm Lake High School will again be producing "ACE-on-AIR" Monday night, Nov. 17, from 6-8 p.m. over KAYL 101.7 FM radio. This is the eighth year for the student-produced radio show and associated fundraiser carnival, under the direction of Pegg Havens, ACE Instructor. ...
Couple reopens classic rink (11/11/08)
Adah Hadenfeldt lost sight in one of her eyes due to a detached retina, but couldn't let that stop her from doing something she really enjoyed - rollerskating and helping youngsters to learn to skate. However, her husband Vance said he figured they should take the doctor's advice and take it easy to allow her eye to heal after surgery. The couple own Funland on Lakeshore Drive which first opened in 1973...
Erin Safley earns All-State honors (11/11/08)
Erin Safley of Sioux Central High School has attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as a member of the 2008 All-State Band. Erin is the daughter of Bill and Holli Safley of Peterson and is an instrumental student of Barb Wells and Rod Shedenhelm...
Public invited to St. Mary's Pro-life event (11/11/08)
Storm Lake St. Mary's School 7-12 students have organized a Pro-Life Club and are inviting the public to help them kick off their first event. The students will be attending the Saturday, Nov. 15 5:30 p.m. mass at St. Mary's Church, then will be hosting a maid-rite supper immediately afterwards in the Parish Center. ...
Sioux Central FFA members visit Nat'l Convention (11/11/08)
On Oct. 21-25, 10 members and one advisor of the Sioux Central FFA chapter attended the 81st National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Those who attended the convention are: Krista Schealler, Lindsey Kestner, Luke Selk, David Hermstad, Katie Christensen, Susan Krummen, Austin Ehlers, Sam Stoppelmoor, Jamie Madsen, and Maggie Patterson, and Advisor Melanie Bloom...
Upcoming Events (11/11/08)
Fall Tea Time Fall Time Tea will be held at the Metcalf house Bed and Breakfast on Nov. 22, 2008 from 1 to 3 p.m. Come and enjoy the culinary delights of the season while listening to the sweet sound of live flute music performed for your entertainment...
Anniversaries (11/11/08)
Stille's Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary Howard and Mary Stille were married on Dec. 28, 1958. A 50th Anniversary party honoring them will be given by their children on Nov. 28, 2008 from 2 - 5 pm. The celebration will be held at Kings Pointe Waterpark Resort, Oasis Ballroom A & B, in Storm Lake. This is a casual, come and go get together. All family and friends of Howard and Mary are welcome. No gifts, please. Your presence is your gift to Howard and Mary...
Cedar Rapids-based Rockwell Collins cuts 300 jobs (11/11/08)
CEDAR RAPIDS - Rockwell Collins Inc., a maker of electronics and aviation systems for the aeronautics industry and the military, said Monday it is laying off 300 workers and implementing other cost cutting measures. The layoffs represent about 1.5 percent of its work force. It will also cut 100 contract workers, primarily in engineering functions...
Hawkeyes upset No. 3 Penn State (11/11/08)
IOWA CITY -- Like a magician, No. 3 Penn State made a sizable amount of game clock disappear with the use of several first downs in the first half before the University of Iowa football team made some second-half adjustments to win in thrilling fashion, 24-23, inside historic Kinnick Stadium Saturday afternoon...
ISU cruises to 74-54 win over Nebraska-Omaha (11/11/08)
AMES - Craig Brackins tallied 17 points and Sean Haluska scored 16 points, as the Iowa State Cyclones defeated Nebraska-Omaha, 74-54 in an exhibition game Saturday afternoon in Hilton Coliseum. Haluska made 4-of-5 shots from downtown to lead the Cyclone long-range effort, as ISU had six players make a trey en route to a 10-of-25 performance from 3-point range...
Central tops the Beavers 23-14 (11/11/08)
STORM LAKE - Central scored nine fourth quarter points on Saturday afternoon, and its defense came up big in the end to spoil Senior Day for Buena Vista, as it escaped with a 23-14 victory over the Beavers. After holding Central to a three-and-out on the game's first possession, the Beavers took the ball and marched 65 yards down the field in seven plays, capped off by an Alex Moss two-yard run. ...
'Bye Bye Birdie' romps to SLHS stage (11/11/08)
The Storm Lake Drama Department will present the musical comedy, "Bye Bye Birdie" on the South Auditorium stage Nov. 13, 14 and 15, 7:30 p.m. "Bye Bye Birdie" is one of the most captivating musical shows of all time. It tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. ...
Metal band Sleep is the Enemy expands scope at EDGEdOut (11/11/08)
St. Paul. Minn. three-man alternative metal band Sleep is the Enemy has signed on to perform at EDGEdOut battle of the bands November 22 in Storm Lake. The boys have been known to sport a bit of a zombie look, but on stage are about straight-ahead rock, driven by a pounding drum beat and vocals that alternate between melodic and all-out screaming...
Funeral Arrangements (11/11/08)
Bertil John Peterson Feb. 28, 1925 - Nov. 7, 2008 Funeral services for Bertil J. Peterson, 83, of Aurelia, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Burial will be in the Good Hope Cemetery, rural Cherokee. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established...
Letter from the Editor (11/11/08)
The First Snow Took a high-level class in meteorology in college, in which some brilliantly soul-stealing egghead sought to explain snow in terms of highs and lows and this and that kind of fronts, and dismantled the stuff into six sided molecules of perfectly explainable science...
Readers Respond (11/11/08)
We are not defeated From ROB HUBLER / Former Congress candidate The highest appreciation that can be given a person in the Navy is "Well done!" To all of you I give my sincerest "WELL DONE!" I cannot be prouder of all your efforts and your response to this campaign...