[Masthead] Partly Cloudy ~ 70°F  
High: 77°F ~ Low: 52°F
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stories from Tuesday, February 17, 2009

BVU to assist Postville efforts in honor of young tornado victim (02/17/09)
Aaron Eilerts of Eagle Grove was a talented and compassionate young man who was one of four boy scouts who sadly lost their lives when a tornado tore through the Little Sioux Scout Ranch on June 11, 2008. Forty eight others suffered injuries. Aaron, an eighth grader, lived a live that exemplified scouting's "Spirit of Service," and many want to carry on Aaron's legacy of giving to others. ...
SL Middle School students selected for Karl King Honor Band (02/17/09)
The Storm Lake Middle School bands were honored to have six students selected to participate in the Karl King Honor Band Festival. Held in Fort Dodge on Jan. 24, the festival honors the legacy of Karl King, world famous bandleader and composer. This festival featured two bands. ...
Otto named as Wendy's Heisman winner (02/17/09)
Kelsey Otto, granddaughter of Bob and Susan Thompson and Bob and Marlene Otto, Storm Lake, was named school winner for the prestigious Wendy's high School Heisman Award. To be eligible for this award, students must display academic aptitude, athletic talent and community leadership...
50th Annual B.V. County Pork Producers banquet to be held Feb. 21 (02/17/09)
To celebrate 50 years of Pork Production in Buena Vista County, the B.V. County Pork Producers will be holding their annual banquet, Feb. 21 at Buena Vista University. The first county president Leon Haahr and first county Pork Queen Linda McKibben Boettcher will be present to share a few words about their experience with the Pork Producers. ...
County Foundation grant application deadline: March 20 (02/17/09)
The Buena Vista County Community Foundation announced that they are seeking grant applications for their Spring 2009 grant program. The Buena Vista County Community Foundation is a not-for-profit Foundation that seeks to enhance the quality of life in Buena Vista County by awarding cash grants to other not-for-profit agencies and units of government within the county...
City forms skatepark committee as teens roll into city hall (02/17/09)
Skateboarders executed toeflips off the curb in front of city hall five minutes before the meeting, while a BMX rider parked his bike in the front entry. About 35 young people crowded the Storm Lake City Council chambers last night to ask the city to fulfill a promise to build a skate park...
Fires up for 3rd straight year in SL (02/17/09)
Storm Lake saw its third consecutive year of increased numbers of structural fires in 2008, a new public safety report finds. The department responded to 244 calls during the past year, up about 4 percent from 2007. There were 23 structural fires in 2008, the highest total since 2001 and up 65 percent from 2007...
Alta's baby Cheyanne comes through surgery (02/17/09)
Little Cheyanne Leonard underwent a liver transplant at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha last Thursday and is being watched over closely. Parents of the 9-month-old girl are Mandy Page and Joey Leonard of Alta. At the age of 3 months, Cheyanne was diagnosed with Biliary atresia - the absence or closure of the major bile ducts that drain bile from the liver. There is one case of biliary atresia out of every 15,000 live births and females are affected slightly more often than males...
Upcoming Events (02/17/09)
SL Baptist Church to host rummage and bake sale Storm Lake Baptist Church, located at 105 East 3rd Street, will be hosting a rummage and bake sale on Saturday, Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds will be used for upcoming missions. "Fireproof" at Albert City Covenant Church...
Four Iowa banks take federal money (02/17/09)
DES MOINES- Four Iowa banks have received almost $144 million in federal money, but leading banking officials say some are turning down the funds because they remain financially strong. Some banking officials say they don't like the strings attached to the funds, including their cost and a lack of opportunity to generate new loans and deposits...
Centerville teen running for mayor (02/17/09)
CENTERVILLE - A 17-year-old Centerville teen says he's running for mayor of the southern Iowa city. Andre Ruby says he decided to run for the position about a week ago and wants to give voters plenty of time to get to know him before the November election...
Rebel girls win regional opener against Pocahontas (02/17/09)
SIOUX RAPIDS - Both Sioux Central and Pocahontas came out relatively slow Saturday night, scoring a combined 12 points in the first quarter, but it was the Rebel girls who took over from there. Sioux Central would score 18 in the second, and 27 in the fourth, as they put away Pocahontas in their regional opener, 65-36...
SL takes fifth at districts, sends three to state meet (02/17/09)
SPENCER - Storm Lake will be well represented down at the state meet this week as Ben Seaman (160) and Jorge Hernandez (285) took district championships, and Tony Pertzborn (171) earned runner-up honors, as the trio will make the trip down to Des Moines...
Beavers shine during Dennis Young Classic (02/17/09)
Eric Bertelsen was part of four titles, including three individual, to highlight the 8th annual Dennis Young Classic for the Buena Vista track and field teams on Saturday. The senior sparked his day by extending his national-best mark in the long jump, by going 7.54m on Saturday - .20 meters better than his previous mark which he set last weekend at Wartburg. ...
Bulldog boys drop regular season finale (02/17/09)
CHARTER OAK - The Aurelia boys' basketball team couldn't hold on to an early lead as they fell to Charter Oak-Ute in their regular season finale Friday, 75-73. The Bulldogs led 20-16 after one and 30-29 at the half but couldn't hold on to the advantage in the second half, despite scoring 29 in the fourth...
Cyclone boys overwhelmed by Unity Christian, 76-58 (02/17/09)
ORANGE CITY - Four Alta players reached double-figures, but the Cyclone boys' basketball team just couldn't keep up with a ranked Unity Christian ball club Friday night, falling 76-58. The tenth-ranked Knights stormed out to a 27-12 lead after one that grew to 43-26 by the half. The Cyclones came out hot after the break, cutting the lead to single digits late before taking the eventual loss...
Alta girls fire their way into quarterfinals (02/17/09)
ALTA - The Cyclone girls received their Valentines day treat in the form of a regional playoff victory Saturday night as Jordan Henningsen's 34-point outburst paved the way for the Alta rout, 79-55. As they did in their last regular season meeting against the Bulldogs, the Cyclones stormed out of the gate, scoring 28 first quarter points to set the tone early. ...
Rebels' shocked in first round of district play by Spirit Lake (02/17/09)
SIOUX RAPIDS - The Sioux Central boys' basketball team had their season come to an abrupt end Monday night as The Spirit Lake Indians came into town and stole one away from the favored Rebels, 46-39. Having battled mostly 3A teams all season, Spirit Lake (9-13 overall) went after Sioux Central from the onset, using a 12-0 run to grab a 14-7 advantage after the first quarter of play. ...
SM Ball is 'On the Fritz' (02/17/09)
Tickets are now available for St. Mary's 2009 Ball and Charity Auction's ancient Egyptian event - Journey Along the Nile - held Saturday, March 21 at the Buena Vista University Siebens Forum Dows Grand Ballroom. Performing will be the well-known Omaha band "on the Fritz" featuring twin brother guitarists Stan and Wayne Fritz. ...
'City Lights...Women's Night' Cherokee event to benefit CAASA (02/17/09)
Join the Friends of CAASA in cooperation with Hy-Vee for CITY LIGHTS...WOMEN'S NIGHT on February 28, 50-9:30 p.m. at the WITCC - Cherokee Center at 200 Victory Drive in Cherokee. This is an opportunity for women to network with friends and colleagues...
Pilot at the Movies (02/17/09)
'Shopaholic' a sexist stereotype Though the timing on "Confessions of a Shopaholic" couldn't have been worse - the idea of reveling in wretched excess when untold thousands are losing their homes, their jobs, their minds - there really is no appropriate moment for a shrill onslaught that perpetuates the worst stereotypes about female materialism...
Funeral Arrangements (02/17/09)
Edward Charles Prentice July 6, 1932 - Feb. 13, 2009 Edward Charles Prentice, the son of Clarence and Flotilla (Wade) Prentice, was born July 6, 1932, in Sac City. He passed away Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Rosewood Manor in Estherville, at the age of 75 years...
Letter from the Editor (02/17/09)
One Strike Does Not A Defeat Make Rename the field for Beekmann, and collect SL's baseball history while we still can. "The Outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day: The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play...
Glawe's Outlook (02/17/09)
In the beginning...a trip I told you about my "interesting" trip to Des Moines last week and I need to tell you about the sentimental trip I took this weekend. I traveled to a familiar place, this time, filled with many loved ones. There were tears and laughter...
Readers Respond (02/17/09)
Where is the outrage? From SHERISE GIBSON / Storm Lake An anonymous woman from California recently wrote something that I feel is really on target. I agree whole heartedly with this woman. You may as well, if not, at least it is food for thought. My letters are not intended to have you always agree with me on issues, but mostly to educate others and let them know there is another point of view that needs looked at on when making decisions and judgments...