[Masthead] T-storm in Vicinity ~ 74°F  
High: 87°F ~ Low: 70°F
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Stories from Tuesday, January 20, 2009

VeraSun puts Albert City ethanol plant up for auction (01/20/09)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - VeraSun Energy Corp., the nation's second largest ethanol producer, is putting seven of its biorefineries - including the local plant in Albert City - up for auction. VeraSun needs up to $12.3 million in additional funds to maintain its work force and plants in Albert City and Dyersville in Iowa; Ord and Central City in Nebraska; Woodbury, Mich., Hankinson, N.D., and Janesville, Minn., through April 30, according to a filing approved Thursday by a federal bankruptcy court in Delaware.. ...
Aurelia not ready to make a decision on sharing possibilities (01/20/09)
Representatives of the Aurelia School Board have met informally with Cherokee School board representatives to discuss sharing possibilities. The Aurelia Board has also received a proposal for two-way sharing from the Alta School Board. Now they must consider which, if either, neighbor district to partner with in best serving the students from Aurelia...
Skatepark proponents roll plea to city council on Feb. 16 (01/20/09)
The young proponents for a skatepark in Storm Lake will take their plea to the Storm Lake City Council on February 16. "Basically we will try to convince the town that a skatepark will bring in people and money to the community as well as provide a safe place for the kids," says Shawn Steemke, one of the founders of a two-year petition drive calling for the park...
Martin Luther King Jr. celebration challenges community to imagine a world without borders (01/20/09)
"There is beauty even in the scars." So says Jalaal Madyun, a Buena Vista University student, speaking on the joyous yet so often painful bloom of civil rights history, during the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration in Storm Lake Friday evening...
With a song in her heart (01/20/09)
Jill Johnson has a love for music and it shows. For the past 20 years she has been the elementary music teacher for the Storm Lake School district, spreading her time between the four buildings. "I want them to love music so much that they'll always have it in their life," she commented, "no matter how old they get and whether it's singing in high school or college or singing in the shower."...
Gas prices should hold at lower levels for a while longer (01/20/09)
Amid glum economic news, area fuel prices should give Iowa consumers something to be happy about. "Current energy prices are fully driven by the economic environment," said Tommi Makila, Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Energy Policy Analyst. "However, traders are betting on prices to go up later in the year."...
Fermentation tank at Galva ethanol plant damaged during malfunction, plant remains open (01/20/09)
GALVA - A fermentation tank at Quad County Corn Processors near Galva was placed out of service, Friday, after a malfunction occurred with a vaccum breaker on the tank. The malfunction occurred after the tank was emptied and flexing in the tank occurred causing "significant," damage to the tank which is one of five fermentation tanks at the plant, says Mike Jerke, General Manager at the facility...
Hy-Vee recalls peanut butter baked goods in salmonella scare (01/20/09)
Hy-Vee Inc. is voluntarily recalling products made in its bakery departments because they contain peanut butter that has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella: Peanut Butter Cookies, Monster Cookies, Peanut Butter Reese's Pieces Cookies, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Lunchbox Reese's Pieces Cookies, Lunchbox Peanut Butter Cookies, People Chow Party Mix and Assorted Truffle Fudge. ...
Upcoming Events (01/20/09)
Showcase of Speech is Monday Storm Lake high School is proud to present the annual Showcase of Speech on Monday, Jan. 26 at South Auditorium, 7-9 p.m. This is a great opportunity to see and be entertained by the SLHS speech team with events such as mime, choral reading, ensemble acting, musical theatre and improv acting...
Iowa Military Families invited to attend Sioux City Jamboree (01/20/09)
Iowa Military Families are invited to the Military Family Jamboree March 22 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Long Lines Recreation Center in Sioux City. "It will be a fun family get-away and it's free," said Victoria Schmidt, Operation: Military Kids coordinator with Iowa State University Extension. "Families can climb the rock wall, play Wii, make fun crafts, play games and enjoy refreshments. Resources to help Military Families also will be available."...
Facebook 'joke' becomes focus of school investigation (01/20/09)
Confrontations between students occurred face-to-face or through written notes and prank telephone calls two decades ago. Today, however, the harassment and bullying of peers occurs electronically, whether it be through instant messages delivered via MSN Messenger, Facebook, MySpace or text messages sent from cell phones...
HIV diagnoses on the rise, but AIDS deaths down (01/20/09)
MASON CITY - More Iowans are being diagnosed with HIV, but the number of Iowans dying from AIDS is decreasing. The Iowa Department of Public Health reports that 1,567 people in Iowa were living with HIV or AIDS in 2008. That includes 642 cases of HIV and 925 cases of AIDS...
Buena Vista men pick up 11th straight win (01/20/09)
STORM LAKE - The fifth ranked Buena Vista men's basketball team (14-1, 6-0 IIAC) picked up its 11th straight win against the Loras College Duhawks (10-6, 5-2 IIAC) Saturday afternoon, 86-75. The Beavers shot 59.3 percent from the field in the second half...
Rebel girls have firm grasp on second in NW Conf. (01/20/09)
AURELIA - The Sioux Central girls basketball team breezed past Aurelia 61-24 Friday night. The win moves the Rebels to 9-4 and 6-1 in conference play as they have a firm grasp of second place in the NW Conference behind Newell-Fonda. Grace Rehnstrom turned in 21 points including five three-pointers to lead Sioux Central...
AGHSC grapplers take sixth in Western Valley Conference Tournament (01/20/09)
WOODBINE - The AGHSC Stonecutters traveled to Woodbine to compete in the first Western Valley Wrestling Conference Tournament. The Stonecutters finished in sixth place out of the 11 teams led by a first place finish from Taylor Witzel at 160 pounds and a second place finish from Vance Kreutz at 112 pounds...
Alta takes fifth in NW-Twin Lakes Conf. Tournament (01/20/09)
BODE - The Alta wrestling squad earned a fifth place finish in their conference meet Saturday behind a first place finish and a pair of second place finishes. Manson NW Webster leapfrogged two of Class 1A's highest rated squads to take top honors with 196.5 team points. #6 Graettinger-Terril was second with 195 points, and #3 Twin River Valley finished in third with 183...
SL wrestlers go 3-2 at Kuemper Duals (01/20/09)
CARROLL - The Storm Lake wrestling team wrapped up what has been a very hectic week with a 3-2 record at the Kuemper duals in Carrol Saturday. Storm Lake picked up wins over Kuemper (46-33), Underwood (51-24), and Missouri Valley (45-35), and fell to Guthrie Center (23-51) and Ogden (22-52)...
Alta defense stifles Wildcats (01/20/09)
SCHALLER - The Alta boys basketball team shut down Schaller-Crestland to the tune of just two first quarter points, and seven first half points, in their 43-25 victory Friday night. The point total is the fewest Alta has given up as well as the fewest the Wildcats have scored all season...
A Percussion Sensation (01/20/09)
Remember the crazy drummer kid from your high school band? The one who played Motley Crue songs on the lockers with number two pencil drumsticks as he wandered down the halls? Multiply that guy by eight and throw in a bunch of junk and a theatrical flair, and you have STOMP...
Area Music (01/20/09)
'Opry at the Sami' Jan. 24 "Opry at the Sami," a Grand Ole Opry style country music show, will be held on January 24, beginning at 8 p.m. in the new 1,000-seat Sami Bedell Center for the Performing Arts in Spirit Lake. This addition to the University of Okoboji 29th Annual Winter Games is the public funding kickoff for the Mini-Wakan shelter house renovation and will feature performances by area musicians...
Funeral Arrangements (01/20/09)
Rosella "Sally" Eyhusen Jan. 16, 1929 - Jan. 16, 2009 Rosella "Sally" Eyhusen, age 80, of Storm Lake and formerly of Palmer, passed away on Friday, Jan. 16, 2009 at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. ...
Letters to the Editor (01/20/09)
Why are the Sidelines so White? Six black coaches in the major college ranks - what a Chizik that is.... Look, loyalty isn't something you even expect in Division I sports any more. Players will jump ship at will in college sports, and coaches will leave you flat first chance they get to grab a little more cash or notoriety. ...
Glawe's Outlook (01/20/09)
To live in Iowa or not Finally - some relief from the Arctic weather! It was a lonnnggg week, wasn't it? The extreme cold is one of the things I dislike about winter; also on that list includes the snow, the ice, the short days. (That about covers it all, doesn't it?)...
Redefining the American Dream (01/20/09)
When I was in Philippines in 2005, I asked one of my Filipino friends about his future plans and goals in life. He replied that he wants to have a nice house, good family, well paid job and a branded car. Her response surprised me. There are three reasons for this: My Nepalese friends also have the same wishes and dreams, so did the guys that I talked with during my stay in India. ...