Get the Gay Marriage Issue Over With
(Column ~ 07/27/09)
If the people want to vote, let them... with open eyes "They are preserving the sanctity of marriage, so that two gay men who've been together for twenty-five years can't get married, but a guy can still get drunk in Vegas and marry a hooker at the Elvis chapel! The sanctity of marriage is saved!" - Lea DeLaria
A Musical 'Splash' for King's Pointe
(Entertainment ~ 07/27/09)
Amid its first year of an ambitious weekly live music schedule, the King's Pointe resort in Storm Lake will host Splashapalooza August 14-16. The weekend will be filled with music and family fun. Events begin on Friday, August 14th with the Iowa Great Lakes band the Senn-Menn playing from 8-11 p.m...
'Tour De Revs'
Three West Virginia pastors are on a mission - a mission to alleviate world hunger, as they travel across the country on a bike.
Students share hope, help for breaking the cycle of self-destructive behavior
(Features ~ 07/27/09)
Courtney Lovett didn't want to let her friends down. Knowing that her friends wanted her to be happy, and disapproved of her compulsive urge to cut herself, helped Lovett break the cycle of her self-destructive behavior. Now Lovett and other students at her high school are reaching out to other young people, sharing their experiences in an effort to foster prevention and provide hope to others struggling with self-harming behaviors...
Immanuel Lutheran Church to host 125th anniversary celebration
(Local News ~ 07/27/09)
On a cold day in February 1844, some like minded Swedish Lutherans banded together to form a new church. This group met in homes until they were able to construct a church building in Elk township where the current membership still meets. This congregation is Immanuel Lutheran. This building was hit by lightning in 1944 and was destroyed. A new church was constructed with central heat. A few years ago, central air conditioning was installed...
Local agland market still strong, but livestock losses are a worry
(Business ~ 07/27/09)
The area farmland market continues fairly strong and stable, despite signs of potential volatability, experts at Stalcup Ag Service in Storm Lake report this week. The market is running "stable to slightly higher," says Stalcup's Kent Smith. The major impact of the economic turmoil of the past nine months has been to limit the amount of agland put on the market. ...
Thomas Vernon Steward
(Obituary ~ 07/27/09)
Thomas Vernon Steward, age 25, of Storm Lake, died on July 21, 2009 in Storm Lake. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Racheal Richardson 1911 - July 13, 2009
(Obituary ~ 07/27/09)
Racheal (Rae) Amen Richardson, a former longtime Storm Lake resident, died on July 13, in Norwalk, Conn. She was just three weeks shy of her 98th birthday. Born in McCook, Neb., in 1911, she was one of eight children born to German immigrant parents. ...
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