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Stories from Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Spelling Bee Musical to be held on Dec. 21 at Summit in Alta (12/18/08)
Kids and Christmas make an inspiring combination that delights the hearts of all ages! And seventy-five wonderful kids age four through sixth grade will wow you and your guests at a delightful Christmas musical extravaganza on Sunday, Dec. 21 at Summit Church in Alta. The kids will perform at 8:30 AM and again at 11:00...
'No Hungry Neighbors' food drive continues; 1,378 pounds collected to date (12/18/08)
Alta Municipal Utilities of Alta are sponsoring their second annual food drive to serve the needy people in the community. The winter season is fast approaching and it brings additional hardships with it. Drastic increases in heating costs are projected...
Alta School Board wants to resume sharing talks with Aurelia (12/18/08)
The Alta School Board members will be organizing a meeting for Friday, Dec. 19, to discuss sharing options for the school district and gather opinions from the community - again. With continued enrollment declines and less state money coming in because of it, there is a great fear that decisions need to be made soon...
Rembrandt Enterprises plans to buy out Golden Oval Eggs (12/18/08)
Rembrandt Enterprises, Inc., an egg producer and processor in Rembrandt and other Midwestern locations, announced this week that it will acquire Golden Oval Eggs, LLC, a leader in liquid egg production and further processed egg products. An agreement has been made to obtain assets of Golden Oval, which operates egg production facilities in Minnesota and Iowa with further processing and distribution sites in Alabama, Missouri and California. ...
Spectra will close doors in February (12/18/08)
Stung by the Buena Vista County Supervisors' plans to sell the property where inpatient mental illness health services have been offered for 22 years, Spectra Health Care Administrator Sue Morrow announced Friday that the facility will close its doors by the end of February...
Goodfellow surrounds kids with warmth; fund nears $6k (12/18/08)
Most kids don't mind the snow, in fact, many love romping in the stuff. Andrew Ramon is one of those. He will keep warm this winter, whether it is playing in the snow or coming and going from his classroom at Gingerbread House. He received new snow pants, coat, mittens, hat and boots from the Mr. Goodfellow program, all because of the generous and caring people who have contributed to the annual fund...
Gas: How low can pumps go? (12/18/08)
People were pumping 10 percent ethanol unleaded fuel at $1.56 a gallon Wednesday morning in Storm Lake - a stunning decrease from the period of near $4 gas earlier this year and about 43 percent below the December average price a year ago. Diesel is down about 27 percent from December '07...
Allee mansion, SLADC seek BV County funding help (12/18/08)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors received funding requests for fiscal year 2010 from a number of local agencies Tuesday, including a request from the Newell Historical Society. Marilyn Monson said the society is asking for $1,000 to assist with the repainting of the Allee Mansion located in rural Newell. ...
Witter Gallery asks $20,000 for restoration, youth classes (12/18/08)
The City of Storm Lake heard requests for funds totaling over $231,000 Monday from area agencies - including a $20,000 request from the Witter Gallery. Ron Stevenson, director of the gallery requested funds for restoration and preservation efforts in the gallery including necessary shelving, lighting, humidifiers and restoration efforts of older paintings. ...
Upcoming Events (12/18/08)
Lakeside Presbyterian Church Choir to present hymnfest The Lakeside Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir will present "Savior of the National, Come," an advent/Christmas hymnfest on Sunday, Dec. 21. The hymnfest includes hymn arrangements by composer Michael Burkhardt, and readings from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book, "The Mystery of Holy Night."...
Storm brings snow to Iowa; worse may be coming (12/18/08)
A fast-moving storm tracking across the Midwest brought snow to Iowa, causing traffic snarls and travel problems across the state on Tuesday, but a more powerful punch is winding up for later in the week. A snow emergency ban was declared in Storm Lake through Thursday morning...
2008 Corn growing season likened to Shakespearean Tragicomedy (12/18/08)
Two Iowa State University Extension corn agronomists summarize the 2008 Iowa corn growing season by comparing it to the Shakespeare play "All's Well That Ends Well," a tragicomedy. "The 2008 growing season was like the play, you didn't know whether to laugh or cry during it, but realized at the end that things came out pretty well," said Roger Elmore, extension agronomist...
Buena Vista's Cook named IIAC Wrestler of the Week (12/18/08)
Buena Vista junior wrestler Aaron Cook (Waconia, Minn./Waconia) was recognized for his strong performance this past Saturday by being named the Iowa Conference Wrestler of the Week for the period ending December 14. Cook turned in his strongest outing of the season by winning the 157-pound weight class during the Jim Fox Open, hosted by the University of Dubuque...
Stonecutter wrestlers take seventh at Sibley-Ocheyedan Tournament (12/18/08)
SIBLEY - The Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland wrestling team was among nine squads to take part in the Sibley-Ocheyedan wrestling tournament last Saturday. The Stonecutters took on some fierce competition including the #5 team in Class 1A in Graettinger-Terril and the #9 team in Class 2A in Sibley-Ocheyedan...
Alta falls to the undefeated Pirates (12/18/08)
The Pirate boys of Galva-Holstein came out in dominant form as they led Alta 19-4 after the first quarter, and 41-18 at the half, before cruising to a 71-48 victory over the Cyclones in a non-conference basketball matchup Monday night. Galva-Holstein power forward Taylor Nees nearly outscored Alta on his own as he turned in an absolutely dominant game. The senior finished with 36 points on 14-22 shooting, 17 rebounds, and four blocks...
Unbeaten NW Conference leaders square off Friday (12/18/08)
The Sioux Central Rebels (4-0) and Laurens-Marathon Chargers (3-0) meet Friday night in a battle between the only remaining unbeaten boys basketball teams in the Northwest Conference. Sioux Central has cruised in their perfect start. The Rebels' closest game was a 20-point win over Alta, and they're beating their opponents by an average of over 33 points per game...
And All That Jazz... (12/18/08)
The weather outside may be frightful, but there's nothing like some hot musical licks to fire up the winter music scene in northwest Iowa. The ninth annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival will be held January 2-4 with headline performer Kelley Hunt. ...
New restaurant with dance club opens on W. Milwaukee (12/18/08)
Daisy Renteria, owner of Daisy's Jewelry was joking around with her friend Elsy Morataya about opening a restaurant and making her friend the cook. "Her friend believed her - she didn't know it was a joke," says Mary Cobian speaking on behalf of Renteria. The idea caught on and the friends decided to pursue it. About three weeks later, Cobian said "El Faro" was born. El Faro which means lighthouse opened on Dec. 5 at 1605 W. Milwaukee, formerly home to El Parian and Bakers Court...
Tyson funds $34K to assist with citizenship (12/18/08)
Through October 2008 Tyson Foods in Storm Lake assisted 68 team members in becoming U.S. Citizens. Ron Hott with citizenship reimbursement says the process to become a citizen can be a long process and often includes costly fees including a $675 application fee. Hott says Tyson is committed to helping team members become more successful and one way they do that is offering reimbursement to employes who become citizens. Through October, Hott says they've spent $34,075 in reimbursement fees...
Kilbride named 2009 President of the United Countries Board of Realtors (12/18/08)
Denise Kilbride Realtors e-pro was named 2009 President of the United Counties Board of Realtors. Denise is a realtor with ReMax Unlimited in Storm Lake. Vice President Tammy K. Miller, Graduate of the Realtors Institute and Acredited Buyers Representative from Colburn and Elk Iowa Realty of Storm Lake was also installed along with Jennifer Hoffman as Secretary and Treasurer...
Funeral Arrangements (12/18/08)
Marjorie A. Johanson Oct. 10, 1922 - Dec. 14, 2008 Marjorie A. Johanson, age 86, of Marathon, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Albert City. Funeral services for Mrs. Johanson were held on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, at Grace Lutheran Church in Marathon. Interment was in the Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon. The Sliefert Funeral Home of Albert City was in charge of arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (12/18/08)
I Wouldn't Want to Be Obama Barack Obama wasn't my original pick for president. In fact, my first choice didn't run, which makes him a very smart human being indeed. My second choice dropped out, and proved not so smart at all. The campaign is over, although it sometimes doesn't seem that way, to hear people talk. Now we all have the same guy, and like it or otherwise, our hopes ride with him, and his with us...
Nelson's View (12/18/08)
Band Days Going to the Storm Lake High School's holiday concert earlier this week sure brought back a lot of musical memories for me. I have always enjoyed music and come from a family with quite a bit of musical talent. I have to say I'm jealous - our school wasn't able to have an orchestra program...
Readers Respond (12/18/08)
Teachable moments in IA food chain From LAURIE JOHNS / Iowa Farm Bureau A valuable part of being a parent is taking advantage of those 'Life Lessons' when they come along. My daughter had one such lesson this Thanksgiving. Maddy likes her food in neat, little compartments, not all 'mushed together' and touching. ...