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Stories from Thursday, February 12, 2009

Aurelia and Alta administrators meet to discuss Alta's recent sharing proposal (02/12/09)
Superintendent Dr. Fred Maharry met with Aurelia Superintendent Lynn Evans last week to discuss the future. Dr. Maharry told the school board Monday that he was pleased with the discussion which included whole grade sharing, sharing teachers, sharing extracurriculars and the budget...
Anniversaries (02/12/09)
Lois and Eugene Johnson Eugene and Lois Johnson, formerly of the Alta area, will be celebrating their 60th Wedding anniversary on Feb. 14, 2009. In celebration of this special occasion, their children and grandchildren are requesting a card shower in their honor...
Two Large Group Speech teams selected for All-State (02/12/09)
The Alta High School Large Group Speech Teams participated in state contests Saturday, Feb. 7 at Spencer High School. Two groups were selected to perform at All-State, a sign of "outstanding." All-State is held in Ames on Feb. 21. Here are the results of the state contests and a list of the speech students participating in each:...
No new elementary-ms principal will be hired to replace retiring Maxine Lampe (02/12/09)
The Alta School Board Monday decided to not fill the pre-kindergarten-eighth grade principal position and to divide responsibilities between Superintendent Dr. Fred Maharry and High School Principal Tom Ryherd. Compensation for the additional duties and designation of duties will be discussed at a future meeting...
Firemen's dance will benefit new fire station (02/12/09)
Come out and support the Alta Firemen and their cause to build a new fire station. The Riata Band, featuring covers of country and classic rock hits, will headline the Alta Firemen's Dance, a fundraiser event planned for Feb.21 at the Alta Community Center. All proceeds go toward the new fire station...
BV Early Childhood and Family Program earns national NAEYC accreditation (02/12/09)
UDMO's Early Childhood and Family Program in Storm Lake is one of the first early childhood programs to earn accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. ...
BVU named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service (02/12/09)
The Corporation for National and Community Service honored Buena Vista University (BVU) today with a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America's communities. "To be named to the Honor Roll speaks highly of our students' commitment to making their communities - and the world - a better place," says BVU President Fred Moore...
SL teachers asked 6%+ raise, district offers only 1% (02/12/09)
Storm Lake Community School District this week cited harsh economic times as they responded to the Storm Lake Education Association's request for 2009-2010 - offering a pay increase far below what educators had sought. The two groups return to the table in closed session Wednesday to begin negotiations...
No injuries in train-semi crash (02/12/09)
Travis Anderson may be counting his blessings after he escaped without injury from an accident involving the semi-truck filled with grain he was driving and a Chicago Central and Pacific train. On Tuesday morning, the 29-year-old man from Aurelia was traveling north on M27 south of Highway 7 in a Fuhrman Family Farms semi and trailer when he failed to stop for a westbound train. ...
City asks Vision Iowa for more time (02/12/09)
Storm Lake officials met Wednesday with the Vision Iowa board, asking for an amendment to the contract for completion of the last of the Project Awaysis developments. The state program contributed $9 million toward the lakefront developments, contingent on a timeline to finish all the work by December 31, 2009...
State Marina complete, to debut around April 1 (02/12/09)
The $3 million State Marina in Storm Lake, the first development of its kind for Iowa, will open around April 1. After the site is in full operation, Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials plan to host a public dedication event still to be scheduled...
Star Spangled Spectacular plans are in the works (02/12/09)
It may be nearly five months until the 31st annual Star Spangled Spectacular celebration, but the Storm Lake event's central committee has things well in hand. They met this week to discuss the plans for the July 3 and 4 event. Committee members say with the current state of the economy they want to really promote people staying here at home to celebrate the birth of the nation and enjoy some free entertainment...
Engagements (02/12/09)
Updike and Frederiksen to wed Mr. and Mrs. Tim Frederiksen of Storm Lake are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Lindsey to Adam Updike. Adam is the son of Raeford Updike of Woodward, and Barb Updike of Clive. Lindsey and Adam are both graduates of Buena Vista University and currently reside in Grimes. ...
1 dead in Iowa school bus crash (02/12/09)
MARION - One person is dead after the car he was driving collided with a school bus in Marion. Police say the accident happened just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday when the car struck the Cedar Rapids school bus as the bus turned onto Iowa Highway 100. The driver of the car, 18-year-old Tyler Nathan Toll of Robins, was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids...
Iowa lawmakers say: Hang up and drive (02/12/09)
DES MOINES - Some Iowa legislators have a message for cell phone users: stop talking or texting while driving. A measure being considered in the Legislature would fine drivers $30 if they used their phones while behind the wheel. "It doesn't make sense anymore," said Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad, D-Des Moines. "There's a difference between convenience and safety and we have to come down on the side of safety."...
Reward offered for information in 'cold case' (02/12/09)
IDA GROVE - Authorities have announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the death of an Ida Grove woman who disappeared 12 years ago. Ida County Sheriff Wade Harriman says that Connie Ruddy disappeared on Feb. 10, 1997. Her jawbone was found by a fossil hunter along the Boyer River 2 1/2 years later...
Aurelia boys narrowly fall in playoff preview (02/12/09)
AURELIA - The bad news is that Aurelia boys dropped their fourth game of the season decided by five points or less. The good news is that seventh-ranked Clay Central-Everly, their first round opponent in districts, is definitely a team capable of being beaten...
Alta lineman continue football careers together at Morningside (02/12/09)
ALTA - They've already spent their high school football careers beating up on one another in the trenches, what's another four years going to hurt? Alta lineman Andrew Allerdings and Jake Syndergaard both announced that they will continue their athletic and academic careers at Morningside College in Sioux City next fall...
Cyclones hold off Westwood, 47-46 (02/12/09)
ALTA - On the losing end of two straight close games, the Alta boys were able to right the ship Tuesday night, holding of a strong Westwood-Sloan team, 47-46. After falling to East Sac County by four last Thursday, and NW Conference champs Laurens-Marathon by one in overtime Friday, the Cyclones turned in a complete team effort to pull out the win...
Rebel boys snap three game skid with rout of Wildcats (02/12/09)
SIOUX RAPIDS - The Sioux Central boys' basketball jumped out to a 35-10 halftime lead as they cruised at home Monday night, 68-31. Stuart Goslinga was 13 of 15 from the field as he turned in a 30 point, 19 rebound night to lead the Rebels to their 14th win on the year. Their record now stands at 14-2 overall with a 10-2 standing in the Northwest Conference...
St. Mary's drops 77 on Pochy for 11th win (02/12/09)
POCAHONTAS - Five different Panther boys reached double figures Monday night as St. Mary's was able to hold of a second half Pocahontas surge and pick up a 77-64 victory. The Panthers led after every quarter, including a 37-27 edge at the half, but midway through the third, Pocahontas strung together a 10-3 run to grab a 46-45 lead. St. Mary's answered back quickly, scoring five points in the last 11 second of the quarter, and 21 in the fourth, to regain control and pick up the victory...
Tornado grapplers sweep Denison, S.C. West (02/12/09)
LEMARS - In their final tune-up before Saturday's district meet in Spencer, the Storm Lake boys picked up decisive wins over both Denison-Schleswig and Sioux City West, both of whom will take part in this weekend's district meet. Fueled by decisions and 10 of the 14 matches, Storm Lake topped Denison, 51-23. The Tornadoes took decisions in 11 matches against Sioux City, winning by a score of 60-17...
Sioux Central girls come up just short in regular season finale (02/12/09)
SIOUX RAPIDS - The Sioux Central girls' basketball team came up just shy in their final regular season game of the 2008-2009 season, falling to Rockwell City-Lytton, 46-44. The game was knotted at eight apiece after one before the Wildcats grabbed a 22-19 edge heading into the half. The squads traded baskets the rest of the way as the Rebels dropped their second game in four days by three points or less...
Mustangs win 14th straight, wrap up stellar regular season (02/12/09)
HOLSTEIN - The #2 Newell-Fonda girls' basketball team passed their final regular season test with flying colors, cruising over a veteran Galva-Holstein team, 77-66. The game was in hand rather quickly as the Mustangs raced out to a 22-6 first quarter lead that was extended to 50-25 at the end of the half. The Lady Pirates were able to chip away at that lead, outscoring N-F 36-27 in the second half, but the Mustangs' first half onslaught was more than enough to secure the win...
SL out-battles the Indians to clinch second in Lakes (02/12/09)
STORM LAKE - With a share of second place in the Lakes Conference on the line, the Storm Lake girls' basketball team put forth an inspired effort against visiting Spirit Lake Tuesday night. The game was a defense battle with both teams limiting the opposition's high-powered offenses to their lowest scoring outputs of the season...
Tornado boys hold off Spirit Lake, 58-56 (02/12/09)
STORM LAKE - It appeared as if the Storm Lake boys were bound for another loss in what's been a rough Lakes Conference play for the Tornadoes, Tuesday night. Spirit Lake had built a 16 point lead midway through the first half and had all the momentum, but the Tornado boys rallied back to take the lead in the fourth. Cluth free throw shooting kept them ahead, and the Indians' desperation three missed its mark as time expired to give the SL boys their third victory of the season...
New Prom Fair comes to SLHS (02/12/09)
Plans are underway for a prom fair to be held on Saturday, March 14, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Storm Lake High School student center. The event is sponsored by the Storm Lake School District Foundation. The fair will feature gently used dresses, shoes, jewelry, and purses. The event is open to all area girls. There will be no charge for items. Participants able to do so may consider a contribution to the Storm Lake School District Foundation...
Prairie Heritage Center hosts 'Salute to Sonbirds' exhibit (02/12/09)
As the calendar pages turn toward spring, many people begin to think about the return of the songbirds which inspire our lives with their color and song. Get a jump-start on spring at the Prairie Heritage Center near Peterson. The Center will be home to a traveling exhibit - "Salute to Songbirds" Feb. ...
Pilot at the Movies (02/12/09)
Review: 'He's Just Not That Into You' "He's Just Not That Into You" isn't exactly a romantic comedy. Yes, the characters work themselves into the same sorts of tizzies over finding or falling in and out of love - but mixed in with the fizziness is an unexpected seriousness, an attempt at injecting realism and even failure...
Arcade Beauty Salon has moved to new location (02/12/09)
The Arcade Beauty Salon has been located in the Colonial Arcade Building at 620 Michigan for the past 37 years. Due to the purchase of the building by Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Ina Rae Shannon, owner of the salon, has moved her business to 201 Flindt Drive, Suite 1, which is on the south side of the Osegaro Laundromat Building, which was formerly occupied by Cherokee Hearing Aid. Appointments can be made by calling 732-4092 or 299-1389. The salon is closed on Mondays...
Regatta Grille to feature romantic weekend for sweethearts (02/12/09)
Regatta Grille at King's Pointe has a romantic weekend planned for Valentine's sweethearts. In addition to their regular full menu Jody Hocking, Food and Beverage Manager at King's Pointe says they will be serving some valentine specials on their food and drink menu...
Storm Lake community receives $4K in MidAmerican tree grants (02/12/09)
MidAmerican Energy Company is providing $285,000 to 96 cities and community organizations throughout its Iowa service territory in support of its Trees Please! program. The City of Storm Lake received $3,000 in funding for projects and the Storm Lake Area Development Corporation received $1,000...
Funeral Arrangements (02/12/09)
Bobbie Fairchild Jan. 10, 1932 - Jan. 28, 2009 Bobbie Fairchild, the daughter of Robert and Clara (Stodden) Harrison was born Jan. 10, 1932 in Sioux City. Her childhood years were spent in Sioux City, where she received her education, graduating from Leeds High School. She later received her teacher's certificate from Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb...
Nelson's View (02/12/09)
Iowa's small towns have stories to tell Hey, what's Kevin Costner doing in my backyard? Actor Kevin Costner was just a few miles from the house I was raised in (where my parents still reside) just weeks ago singing with his band "Modern West," in a rural barn (owned by someone I know - great thing about small town life.) When I think Costner I think of 'Field of Dreams,' 'Dances with Wolves,' and 'Message in a Bottle,' I had no idea he was a singer. ...
Letter from the Editor (02/12/09)
Everybody dreams of a hot ride, even the Pope In this economy, we can't afford a Frankenstein Caddie for Obama. It's time to rethink options. I suppose that everybody has a dream car. Something exotic that would require the sale of a couple of children plus a major organ or two just to be able to afford insurancce on. Or perhaps a ride they remember fondly from their childhood, before they realized dad was blowing their inheritance on it...
Readers Respond (02/12/09)
Five-day mail delivery? From JAMES KISNER / Storm Lake Postmaster Thank you for to all who have shared views on the Postmaster General's recent statements, which included the possibility that the Postal Service may have to consider reducing the days of delivery due to the downturn in the general economy...