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SM BOYS AT SUBSTATE FOR FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS St. Mary’s player Bobby Ivey goes in for a layup against Laurens-Marathon as the Panthers beat the Chargers 65-48 in the district final game Thursday. The Black and White will bid for their first trip to State in a substate game tonight (Saturday) in Algona. St. Mary’s High School cheerleaders are organizing a Pep Rally today at 3:30 p.m. in the St. Mary’s gym. Go Panthers! The Storm Lake boys ended their season at the hands of No. 5-ranked Carroll, 71-52, in the district final at Fort Dodge on Thursday. Also, the BVU men and women ended their runs with losses in the Iowa Conference tourney. The Newell-Fonda girls play Monday in Des Moines at the state tournament against Martensdale-St. Mary’s, ranked top in the state. Section C OPINION: HOLLOW VICTORY Editorials: Gov. Terry Branstad’s appointment of three solid justices shows that the anti-gay campaign won a hollow victory. Iowa legislators should back off their vendetta against public workers. Letters: Pace picking up, by Rep. Gary Worthan; Funnel week, by Rep. Dan Huseman; Budget targets, by Sen. Steve Kettering. Page 6A OBITUARIES Charlotte Kuhnes, 54, Storm Lake Penny Sievers, 53, Storm Lake Page 7A

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MELISSA NIELSEN Accused of taking city money

BY JAKE KURTZ Major renovation projects are on the horizon at Buena Vista University, headlined by several updates to student living areas. Pierce and White Hall, the oldest dormitories at Buena Vista’s Storm Lake campus, will undergo extensive work by late summer or early fall. University marketing director Cathy Grothe said the updates should help lure in new students and improve facilities for current residents. “The rationale for doing this is our living spaces could use some improvement,” Grothe said Thurday. “That is one of the big determining factors in where high school students choose to attend college. The renovations are also an investment in our current students.” Significant interior and exterior changes to Pierce and White are included in the plans. Construction would wrap up prior to the 2012-13 school year and Grothe said the univesity’s primary concern is completing the project “with as little disruption as possible to current students.” A new window-laden entrance and lobby on the north side of the buildings will create a new gathering place for students. A glass above-ground walkway connecting the upper Top: A view of Pierce and White Hall from the south after the proposed renofloors of the two structures will make for bet- vations take place. Above: A view toward J. Leslie Rollins Satdium and the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2A lake from the new skywalk that will connect the two dormitories.

TRUESDALE CITY CLERK ARRESTED Action follows state audit Melissa Nielsen, 32, of Truesdale, was arrested this week after she allegedly misused city funds while serving as city Truesdale city clerk. Nielsen was taken into custody by Buena Vista County Sheriff’s deputies after an investigation that spanned several months. Last week, state Auditor David Vaudt released a report saying that between July 2006 and December 2010, over $5,100 worth of improper and unsupported spending that occurred while Nielsen was city clerk. The improper disbursements included late fees and interest paid to the Iowa Public CONTINUED ON PAGE 2A

OFFICERS $500 reward offered CLEARED IN in bomb threat case SCHALLER SHOOTING County attorney finds that Sippel approached cops in deadly manner The Sac County Attorney’s Office reported this week that two law enforcement officers involved with a shooting near Schaller this month have been cleared. On Feb. 13, area law enforcement responded to a 9-1-1 call from a residence near Schaller where a man was reportedly threatening people with a gun. On arrival, Sac City police and Sac County Sheriff’s deputies encountered Nick Sippel, 31. Sippel was told to put down his weapon but refused. When Sippel began to approach Sac City police officers Mark Jansma and Sac County Sheriff’s deputy Kristan Erskine in a threatening manner, Sippel was shot in the shoulder. An investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation found both Jansma and Erskine had acted properly. “The relevant facts indicate that Sac City Police Officer Mark Jansma was justified in using force,” said Sac County Attorney Ben Smith. He added that no further action was necessary. Immediately following the incident, Sippel was transported by ambulance to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center and later to Mercy Hospital in Sioux City for treatment to injuries he received as a result of the shooting. Sippel was released from Mercy Hospital on Feb. 22 and was taken into custody by the Sac County Sheriff’s Dept. Sippel faces charges of assault while participating in a felony and assault on a peace officer. He is held in the Sac County Jail on a $20,000 bond. “Both Officer Jansma and Officer Erskine should be commended for their bravery and composure in response to the perceived lethal threat,” Smith said. “Sac County residents can be pleased that our law enforcement responds appropriately in these difficult situations.”

Multiple written bomb threats was discovered Thursday at Storm Lake Middle School around 12:21 p.m., the third such threat the district has received this school year and the second this month. The first bomb scare took place Dec. 14 at the high school, followed by a second on Feb. 4 at the middle school. A 13-year-old boy was charged in connection with the Feb. 4 incident but no arrests have been made to date with the first threat Students at the middle and elementary school buildings were evacuated to nearby churches as search teams entered the buildings Thursday afternoon. Asst. police chief Todd Erskine said the incident is still under investigation and no arrests have been made. Storm Lake Public Safety is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of anyone responsible for Thursday’s bomb threat. Storm Lake Fire Dept., Buena Vista County Emergency Management Office and county paramedics assisted at the scene.

Pickup rolls, riders OK Jorge Alberto Guzman, 51, of Storm Lake, was traveling northbound in the 3800 block of Hwy. 71 near Spencer when he lost control and his truck entered the west ditch Monday. The 1999 Ford Ranger truck rolled over and came to rest on its top in a nearby field. Three occupants were inside the vehicle but no major injuries were reported.

“Make the sparks fly and make some money doing it.”

Meridian, Iowa Central team up to create jobs BY DOLORES CULLEN partnership between Iowa Central Community College Storm Lake Center and Meridian Manufacturing Group has been fruitful for both entities by providing jobs for graduates of the school’s welding program and providing needed workers for the growing local company. Meridian now has 70 welders who fabricate the plant’s bulk seed tenders, bins and other agricultural storage units. They have units for 95 welders, though. “I would hire 30 more tomorrow if they were available,” said Lars Hersom, branch manager of Meridian Manufacuting. Even more welding jobs will flare up when Harvest International opens its plant west of Wal-Mart. The ICCC welding classes cater to schedules of working people. There is a MIG wire welding evening class and another offered over five consecutive Saturdays. Regular college credit classes take place on weekdays. Cesar Jacuinde, a 2007 Storm Lake High School graduate, comCONTINUED ON PAGE 2A


“I would hire 30 more tomorrow if they were available.” Top photo: Welding student Stacey Adams came to Storm Lake from Chicago because he said advancement in his old job was taking too long. He started at the Storm Lake Tyson plant, then decided to get into welding because he anticipates an opening at Harvest International. He’s also getting a business degree at ICCC. Bottom photo: Diew Malou, Stacey Adams, William Duenas, Cody Boger, Omot Othow and Jr. Tuel pause at their work stations. TIMES photos by DOLORES CULLEN

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BVU: Skywalk The over Grand not in Storm the cards for now

Lake Times Buena Vista County’s Hometown Newspaper FEBRUARY 26, 2011 VOLUME 22, NUMBER 17 Published twice-weekly, Wednesday and Saturday by

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Continued from page one ter accessibility. A new fire prevention sprinkler system and other cosmetic improvements to individual dormitory rooms will also be incorporated. “I think everyone is excited to see these changes,” Grothe said. Some summer updates to the university’s suites on the northside of campus will also take place over a five-year period. “The suites will have more interior work,” Grothe pointed out. “New fixtures, carpet, walls, some ventilation. Pierce and White are certainly much older than other student housing, so that’s why more work is being done there.” In September, The Storm Lake Times reported that Buena Vista was considering the pos-

A view of the new glass lobby connecting Pierce and White Halls at BV University. sibility of building an skywalk that would span over Grand Ave. and connect White Hall with Lage Communication Center. According to Grothe, that has been put on hold. “That is something not part of the renovations on campus in the next year,” Grothe said. “The skywalk would be a real attractive thing, but it’s just not a seri-

ous priority right now.” In October, Buena Vista announced that it had received the lead gift commitment from 1963 graduate Cordell Peterson to renovate the university’s football and track and field facilities. Artificial turf and new lights were some of the notable improvements planned. Peterson was responsible for

the lead gift used to remodel the Storm Lake High School baseball and softball fields shared with Buena Vista. “We are hopefull that work can begin on that project soon,” Grothe said. “We are still in the process of raising funds, but we are confident that our athletic alumni and supporters will meet the goals of that project.”

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Front: Welding instructor Joe Kraemer. Back: Dan Anderson of ICCC, Lars Hersom and Ray McLead of Meridian. On the right is one of five new welding tables donated by Meridian.


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pleted the six-week welding course and now works at Meridian. His smiling face graces the cover of ICCC’s brochure of welding courses with the text, “Make the sparks fly and make some money doing it.” Jacuinde said welding appealed to him because he likes to work with his hands. He took art classes for four years at SLHS. Jacuinde grew up in Storm Lake and has relatives nearby. He and his wife have an infant daughter. Jacuinde’s uncle owns a construction company. Welders like Jacuinde make $12-$14 per hour at Meridian with opportunities to advance to supervisory positions. “We want to be family oriented,” said Ray McLead, Meridian Quality Assurance/ Welding Coordinator. “After we raised wages, we began to see a change in the workers we were attracting.” The company attracted McLead as well. Six months ago he left the job he held for many years at Gomaco in Ida Grove for Meridian. “That’s not a decision you make lightly,” he said. He teaches the ICCC weekend welding class.


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An aspect of Meridian’s relationship with ICCC was played out recently when Meridian constructed and donated five new welding tables specifically for the community college’s welding classes. Although Dan Anderson, director of ICCC’s Storm Lake Center said he was aware that the tables needed to be replaced, there wasn’t enough enough money in the budget. The new tables are sturdier and taller than the worn ones they replaced. Hersom said the tables were a way for his company to help the program. “Our effort to partner with the school has helped us find skilled workers.” Relationships with other businesses enhance the ICCC welding program. Ranco in Sioux Rapids and Prairie Fabrication in Storm Lake provide scraps for the student welders to practice on. Jeff Redding, from Bobalee Hydraulics in Laurens, is one of the school’s welding teachers. Anderson is proud to see young welders from ICCC go on to become productive members of the workforce. “All this works for the betterment of the Storm Lake area,” he said.

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Employees’ Retirement System because required contributions were not made in a timely manner by Nielsen. The unsupported disbursements of $738.66 included three payments which were not supported by appropriate documentation, but the disbursements appear reasonable based on the vendors and the amount of the payments. Vaudt’s report said the City of Truesdale receives collections for utility services provided to the residents of the community. However, monthly utility reconciliations were not performed and billing records and delinquent account information were not retained. As a result, it was not possible to determine if all utility fees were properly billed, collected and deposited to the city’s accounts. In addition, Vaudt reported that the city entered into a financing arrangement for $8,127 with a vendor for tile repair performed in 2007. Because the obligation exceeded $5,000, the city’s municipal code required the city council to adopt a resolution for the project or pass a motion in favor of the public improvement. The required resolution, though, was not adopted and the City Council did not approve the invoices or the financing arrangement. In addition, a portion of the repair was related to work done on property owned by a council member. Nielsen has been charged with second-degree theft, a Class D felony. She was released following a court appearance on Tuesday. The Iowa State Auditor’s Office, Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Department and Buena Vista County Attorney’s Office all investigated the incident.

Tickets for SM Big Raffle available Storm Lake St. Mary’s School has just a few more weeks to sell the remaining Big Raffle tickets to enable a supporter to win a $10,000 prize. St. Mary’s School is selling no more than 400 tickets at $100 each until March 19, 2011. The top prize winner, who will be drawn following the live auction at the St. Mary’s Ball and Charity Auction, will take home $10,000. There will also be two $1,000 prizes and two $500 prizes drawn. Also, those who purchased their ticket by Dec. 31, 2010 will also be eligible for a bonus $2,000 prize. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the St. Mary’s Parish Office at 732-3110 or by purchasing online at Proceeds from the raffle help to operate this privately-funded preK-12 accredited school. Over 48% of St. Mary’s students receive tuition assistance. Enrollment is open to students of all faiths and socio-economic backgrounds. Bev Mach is the preK-6 principal and Erv Rowlands is the 7-12 principal.

Sewer district board holds budget hearing The South-West Shoreline Sanitary Sewer District board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 1, at 3 p.m. in the board meeting room at the courthouse. Agenda items include a hearing on the annual budget, an update on archaeological work and sewer use ordinance review.

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City says rate hikes to sustain growth

BVU holds tuition increase to 3.5%

Industry likely to see lesser increases than residential BY JAKE KURTZ Although proposed sewer and water rate hikes discussed by the Storm Lake City Council this week may seem steep, City Manager Jim Patrick said citizens shouldn’t worry. “The increases sound large, I understand that,” Patrick said. “It’s not going to be substantial. When you look at our rates compared to cities around Iowa, we are very competitive.” The increases, which would begin July 1 and occur annually until 2015, call for water rates to rise 5% and sewer by 9%. According to Patrick, the adjustments were recommended following a utility study conducted by the city’s financial consultant. “This is to increase capacity and capabilities for future use,” Patrick said. “The community is looking to grow and the upgrades we want to make will be necessary at some point if that is the goal.” The money raised from increased water rates would go toward construction of a new clear well and additional water storage capability — all for a $1.5 million price tag. The 9% sewer rate would generate funds to improve the city’s collection and treatment system and generate an estimated $170,000 in the first year for updates. “The primary focus is taking care of infrastructure and taking away adverse situations for our citizens,” Patrick said. “By doing these things we improve the quality of service and life here in Storm Lake.” Patrick explained that a home using about 4,000 gallons of water each month would see a bill in the $22 range. “At 9% growth, that’s less than an additional $2 a month,” he said. “The bottom line is that we are not high up there compared to others. We are right in line.” For major industrial water consumers such as Tyson and Sara Lee, Patrick noted that the water rate increases shouldn’t have a major impact on bottom line profits or cause issues. “Their rates are not contracted, but there is a commercial rate larger companies use,” Patrick said. Commercial rates do not increase as fast or as much because of the volume and cost to the city to provide the service. The city is set to receive a $14.9 million federal grant that will be used to finance major sewer improvements. The changes would help put a stop to citywide flooding after heavy rains, which was a routine issue last summer. “Some improvements at the wastewater treatment plant are not covered under the grant,” Patrick said while pointing out the need for rate hikes. “We will be able to mitigate the flooding we have now, but additional work will be needed along with money to do the work.”

St. Mary’s National Honor Society Seven new members were inducted into the St. Mary’s High School National Honor Society Wednesday, Feb. 23 at St. Mary’s Church. New inductees included Callie Besaw, Austin Demers, Bobby Ivey, Jacob Kottke, Kristen Lenhart, Nicholas Smith and Cassandra Todd. They joined 11 former inductees during the ceremony. National Honor Society moderator for St. Mary’s is Diane Frank. Front row left to right: Cassie Todd, Nicholas Smith, Kristen Lenhart, Jacob Kottke, Bobby Ivey, Austin Demers. Second row; Elizabeth Feilmeier, Alyssa Drey, Emily Mohr, Anyssa Lenhart, Callie Besaw, Daniel Lenhart. Back row: Jacob Larson, Joshua Weber, Isaac Droessler, Lincoln Wells, David Pedersen and Connor Richardson. Photo by PATTI DEMERS

City council okays waterpark changes Multiple operational changes for the waterparks at King’s Pointe Resort were approved by the Storm Lake City Council this week. Sunday through Thursday, park hours will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, the waterpark will remain open until 8 p.m. City Development Director Mike Wilson said the Tuesday night promotion has been replaced with a Friday evening event to help build interest after sagging attendance a year ago. Daily admission rates for adults will rise slightly to $15 and $12 for children. The change was made because patrons will be allowed access to both the indoor and outdoor waterparks with one paid admission. Discounted rates for BV County residents are $8 and $6. “This is a significant advantage because King’s Pointe is one of only a few to offer both venues,” Wilson said of the price adjustments. Waterpark staffing will also be altered to reflect occupancy levels at the park as part of an effort to cut costs. Total revenues for the park are projected at almost $482,000 for a net profit over $53,000 this year.

SL meeting on nitrate-removal wetlands is set The Buena Vista County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a public session at 1 p.m. on March 11 to gather input and share information on nitrate removal wetlands, the mitigation ratio for draining


SL teen arrested twice on Tuesday A local teen was arrested Tuesday after Storm Lake police were called to Buena Vista University for a possible domestic assault. On arrival, officers met with the victim in a room in the Pierce/White dormitory complex. The victim said that she had been assaulted by Ketzell Zeledon, 19, of Storm Lake. Zeledon was arrested after an investigation and charged with domestic assault. Zeledon was also told not to return to the university campus. He was jailed and held without bond. At 6:30 p.m., Zeledon was released from jail by a magistrate judge and at 6:45 p.m., police were dispatched again to the university for a report that Zeledon had returned to campus and was trespassing. Police located Zeledon at the

farmed wetlands and the impact on wildlife habitat. The meeting will be held at the Prairie Lakes AEA Building in Storm Lake. Nitrate removal wetlands are strategically designed and located to remove nitrate from tile drainage water in cropland areas. These wetlands can be placed in many counties throughout the tile-drained region of north-central Iowa. Representatives from NRCS

Storm Lake police were called to 1009 Witter Dr. at 12:22 a.m. Wednesday in reference to a wanted subject. At that location officers located and arrested Jose Gomez, 26, of Storm Lake. Gomez was wanted in Buena Vista County for filing a false report to police. He was jailed on a $300 cash bond.

two search warrants Thursday evening in connection with an ongoing drug investigation. The police entry team, supported by the K9 Unit and narcotics team, entered 600½ W. Fifth St. and 117 E. Railroad St., Apt. 1. Small quantities of marijuana and methamphetamine paraphernalia and packaging materials were located in the search. No one was home at the two residences during the search. The investigation is ongoing and charges are possible.

Two charged after police call

Middle school boy charged

Maria Rush, 46, of Storm Lake, was arrested Wednesday morning after police were dispatched to 711 Geneseo St. for a reported burglary. Officers were told on arrival by the reporting party that Rush had entered an apartment without permission and assaulted another woman at the scene. Police also learned that the victim of the burglary and assault, identified as Charlene Smith, 29, of Storm Lake, allegedly made threatening and harassing comments toward Rush following the burglary. Rush was arrested and charged with second-degree burglary. She was jailed on a $10,000 cash bond. Police also charged Smith with harassment and jailed her on a $300 cash bond.

A 12-year-old boy was arrested Thursday morning after he allegedly made threats toward another student at Storm Lake Middle School. Police were told the boy allegedly threatened another student by telling him if he saw him in public he would stab him. At 12 p.m., officers were told the boy had left the school building without permission. Police located the 12-year-old walking in the 700 block of Hyland Dr. As they tried to take him into custody, the boy struggled, at which time he was taken to the ground and subdued. The boy was charged with harassment, interference with official acts and truancy. He was processed and released to a parent pending a court date. The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority.

college and arrested him again. He was charged with criminal trespass and jailed.

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Buena Vista University has announced a 3.5% increase in tuition at its Storm Lake campus for the 2011-12 academic year. The new tuition approved by the Board of Trustees is $27,226. The new rate for room and board will total $7,770, a 2.5% increase. “This increase reflects our consideration of the financial difficulties that many of our students and their families continue to face in today’s troubled economy,” said President Fred Moore. Full-time freshman entering this fall will have the option of selecting a Level Tuition plan. Those who choose this method will pay a fixed rate of $28,501 per year for each of their four years at BVU. The university says this will allow participants to budget for college expenses and see significant cost savings over their four years at BVU. Room and board and other fees are excluded from this plan. Tuition for “face-to-face” undergraduate classes will be $312 per credit hour, up from $299 this year. The tuition for students in face-to-face graduate programs will be $412 per credit hour, a $16 increase. Tuition for online studies will rise $11 to $376 for undergraduate courses and increase $14 for to $468 for graduate courses. “We believe this new tuition rate maintains affordability and offers continued high value for our students,” Moore said. “At the same time, it provides the University with revenue that supports quality and innovation in our academic programs, enabling BVU to build on its position of leadership in higher education.”

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ALMANAC Police Report Storm Lake Police Department Accidents Feb. 23 Jared Gledhill of Ankeny struck a parked a vehicle owned by Jessica Christensen of Pine City, Minn., at 6:32 p.m. at 610 W. 4th St. Total damage to both vehicles estimated at $1,400.

Hospital Report B.V. Regional Medical Center Individuals named consented to publicity Tuesday, Feb. 22 Admissions: 6, including Xi-

talith Reyes, Storm Lake; Jacquie Drey, Storm Lake Dismissals: 3 Newborns: 3, including a son to Anne and Jeff Brennan, Alta; daughter to Jacquie and Kyle Drey, Storm Lake Transfers: Wednesday, Feb. 23 Admissions: 5, including Laurena McDonald, Fonda Dismissals: 7, including Junior Senesoury, Storm Lake Newborns: 1, daughter to Xitalalith Reyes, Storm Lake Thursday, Feb. 24 Admissions: 5, including Jeffrey Brebner, Newell; Harris Bishop, Storm Lake Dismissals: 6, including Jacquie Drey, Storm Lake Newborns: 1

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Real Estate Transfers Mortgages Anthony Barnes and Alisa Y. Barnes to HFH Buena Vista Inc. Storm Lake SL MCS Add 4 12 Tract 2 SL 9096 4 12 Tract 2 12/06 Rene Lopez Rios and Veronica Lopez to MetaBank Storm Lake Storm Lake SL Maywood 3rd Add 2 3 SL 9100 2 3 12/03 Michele Lind to Security Trust and Savings Bank Storm Lake Storm Lake SL Pine Crest 2nd Add 1 1 SL 9122 1 1 11/08 Victor R. James and Dawn James to Northwest Bank Spencer Storm Lake SL Linden Add 2 1 SL 9094 2 1 12/17 Scott W. Demers and Sandra J. Demers to MetaBank Des Moines Lakeside LK Figis 1st Add 14 LK 3009 14 12/10 Vista Pork LLC to Iowa State Bank Hull 91 36 16 SW4SE4 Lots 1&2 12/09 Michael Stanley Sievers and Kimberly Kay Sievers to USDA Farm Service Agency 90 36 02 SW4 Newell NE Northside Add 5 NE 6024 5 90 36 11 N2NW4 91 36 09 SW4SW4 91 36 13 N2NE4 91 36 13 N2NE4 Lot A 9/16 Larry A. Dietrich and Elizabeth A. Dietrich to Security Trust and Savings Bank Storm Lake Storm Lake SL Storm Lake Original 39 11 SL 9000 39 11 12/30 Paul R. Fullerton and Kathleen M. Fullerton to Community State Bank Spencer 92 35 34 NE4SE4 12/21 Craig D. Crouch and Cheryl

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011 1 6 12/29 Citizens First National Bank Storm Lake to Harry A. Reese 93 35 12 E2NE4 12/22 Citizens First National Bank Storm Lake to Donald L. Parrish and Rachel M. Parrish 93 36 06 NW4NWFRL4 Lot A 12/16 Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. to Brent C. Brown and Lisa L. Brown 93 35 13 S2SW4 Lot A 11/29 Citizens First National Bank Storm Lake to Mark L. Movall 91 37 11 N2SE4 11/30 Northwest Federal Savings Bank Spencer to Timothy F. Doyle and Tedda L. Doyle 91 35 08 SE4SE4 12/23 Northwest Bank Spencer to Victor R. James and Dawn James Storm Lake SL Linden Add 2 1 SL 9094 2 1 12/23 Farm Credit Services America FLCA to Corwin J. Kruse and Janice F. Kruse 92 36 28 NE4 12/29 MetaBank Sioux Falls to David J. Dose and Donna K. Dose Storm Lake SL Windsor Add 5 10 SL 9166 5 10 12/28 MetaBank Sioux Falls to Bruce B. Nieland and Robin L. Nieland Newell NE Newell Original 23 16 6th Add NE 6000 23 16 6th Add 12/27 MetaBank Sioux Falls to Adam D. Kutz and Angie M. Kutz Storm Lake SL St. Marks Add 1 3 SL 9140 1 3 12/20 MetaBank Sioux Falls to Scott W. Demers and Sandra J. Demers Lakeside LK Figis 1st Add 14 LK 3009 14 12/20 Central Bank Storm Lake to Patrick L. McCormick and Melissa M. McCormick Alta AL Aud S/D W2 NW Lots 1 to 18

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269138 8 AL 2007 8 12/22 MetaBank Sioux Falls to Carl M. Boyd and Marsha A. Boyd Storm Lake SL La Grange BV Add 2 11&12 SL 9091 2 11&12 12/06 Farm Credit Services America FLCA to Gregory P. Drzycimski and Merri Drzycimski 93 38 34 SE4NE4 12/07 Citizens First National Bank Storm Lake to Paul A. Barber and Diane M. Barber Lakeside LK Lakeside Original 2 1 Lakeside Beach LK 3000 2 1 Lakeside Beach 12/03 Citizens First National Bank Storm Lake to James E. Hewett and Stacie L. Hewett Storm Lake SL Maywood 1st Add 1 2 SL 9098 1 2 12/03 Farm Credit Services America FLCA to Bay Breeze LLC 93 35 32 E2SW4 11/23 Citimortgage Inc., Principal Residential Mortgage Inc. to Hal M. Tucker and Joanne M. Tucker Storm Lake SL Aud S/D Gov Lot 3 049037 7 SL 9017 7 12/13 Farm Credit Services America FLCA to Svuba Farms Inc. 90 35 12 N2SW4&S2NW4 Lot C 12/08 Heritage Bank NA Alta to Richard D. Glienke and Shelley L. Glienke 90 38 12 NW4SW4&SW4SW4 12/16 Central Bank Storm Lake to Christopher L. Baack Storm Lake SL Park Court 3 S/D Lot 9&10 Earlys SL 9120 3 S/D Lot 9&10 Earlys 12/27 Central Bank Storm Lake to Shawn Stone and Susan F. Stone Storm Lake SL Storm Lake Original 83 College Add SL 9000 83 College Add 12/15

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Rotary celebrates more than a century of service SL club chartered in 1920, city’s first service club Rotary International Rotary is an international humanitarian service organization. The men and women of Rotary are business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and resources to help others in their local communities as well as throughout the world. Rotary clubs carry out a variety of service projects that address critical issues including poverty, hunger, illiteracy, substance abuse, and pollution. Service to youth, especially children at risk, is a major emphasis. Rotary hoped to eliminate polio by 2005, Rotary’s 100th anniversary, but the PolioPlus project still continues today with much improvement. The goal to eliminate polio remains. Rotary is a service driven organization. Founded in 1905, Rotary is the world’s first service organization. The Rotary motto “Service Above Self” concerns itself with truth, fairness and improved relations between people and world peace. Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million members in more than 33,000 clubs found in 200 countries. Rotary members meet weekly to plan services activities. Rotary clubs are autonomous and determine their own service projects based on local needs and interests and the abilities of its membership. Rotary clubs are non-religious, non-governmental and open to every race, culture and creed. Club membership represents a cross-section of local community business and professional leaders. For more information regarding Rotary International visit Chartering the Club It was felt by a number of men in the Storm Lake community that it would be beneficial to gather a bunch of business and professional men to meet frequently over lunch to talk over the affairs of the growing city, devise plans for its improvements and suggest ways to accomplish needed projects. Knowing all of this, Walter D. Cocking (superintendent of the city school) journeyed to Ohio to meet with fellow school superintendents and while there met an enthusiastic bunch of Rotarians. After being explained the purpose of Rotary, Cocking presented the idea of Rotary to men in Storm Lake who eventually formed the organization Storm Lake Rotary Club. The organizing committee consisted of Walter D. Cocking, Willis C. Edson, Fred V. Dumbaugh, George J. Schaller, Carl C. Jackson and Albert Harrison. This committee decided on a group of men to involve in the club, and with that, the organizing committee went to the Board of Directors of Rotary to finally create the Storm Lake Rotary Club. The club was not formed without its glitches, however; to be considered for a Rotary Club a town was to have a population of 5,000 and Storm Lake had a population of only 3,658. But with the enthusiasm shown by the organizing committee, that requirement was overlooked. The first meeting of the Storm Lake Rotary Club was held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 1920 at the Bradford Hotel. Over 20 members from (includ-

ing members from Le Mars and Cherokee) were present. At this meeting, steps were taken to organize the Storm Lake Rotary Club. The application was sent to headquarters and approved, as the club was chartered as Rotary Club 719 with a charter fee of $25.

hunds, Hansel and Gretel. In his spare time, Dick has enjoyed sailing, ice boating, cross-country skiing, sports cars and swimming (at age 12, Dick swam across Storm Lake). Dick was also a co-founder of the Storm Lake Sailing Organization.

Then and Now When the club first started, regular meetings were held on Tuesdays at noon (which is still the case in 2011). The initiation fee was $10 and the dues were $20. Today, in 2011, dues are paid quarterly. They include the weekly noon meal at $6 per meal, District and International sues of $60 annually, magazine and other miscellaneous fees of $15 annually. And the membership dues are typically $100 per quarter. At the beginning, Rotary was a men’s organization and it was one of the provisions of the Rotary constitution. After many years, opening the door for women to join Rotary was at the discretion of each club. In 1989, four women were invited to join the Storm Lake Rotary Club. These pioneers were: Vicky Ruekert, Julie Egland, Becki (Mills) Drahota and Diane Dykema. In 2011, Egland and Drahota are still Storm Lake Rotary members. The number of women in the Storm Lake Rotary Club continues to climb. There are even days at Lakeshore Café that the number of women members present exceeds the number of men members present. Rotary Club was the first service club organized in Storm Lake and some of the first projects included the improvement of the athletic park and the growth of the Commercial Club. In 2010, the Storm Lake Rotary Club distributed around $9,000 to local clubs and organizations thanks to the two large fundraisers the members do throughout the year (Storm Lake Rotary Radio Days in the spring and the Rotary BBQ event in the fall). Some of the clubs and organizations that benefit from the Storm Lake Rotary Club include (but are not limited to): Storm Lake Youth Baseball, Storm Lake Youth Softball, Storm Lake Whitecaps, Springer Gymnastics, Field of Dreams, Storm Lake Athletic Boosters, Storm Lake St. Mary’s, Community Ed, Faith, Hope & Charity, Buena Vista County Relay for Life and the Storm Lake Foundation.

Clayton Christensen Clayton has been a member of Rotary for 50 years, starting in 1961. He is married to his lovely wife, Martha and they have three daughters, Barb Jorgensen who works at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Carol Christensen is an OB/GYN, and Diane Bezdicek is a teacher. Clayton has also been blessed with six grandchildren. Clayton is an electrical engineer by trade had worked for Iowa Public Service for a long time where he took early retirement in 1984. After Iowa Public Service, Clayton was an electrical engineering teacher at Iowa State University for three years. Clayton was Rotary District Governor from 1971-1972. Clayton’s hobbies include working in the shop, gardening and stained glass. Clayton feels as if he is more busy retired than he was working. A few of his favorite memories include taking a study exchange group to Japan for eight weeks in 1973. Another great experience was when Clayton was privileged enough to take 21 couples to South Africa in 1984.

Long-Standing Membership Dick Botine Dick was born and raised in Storm Lake and has been a member of Rotary since 1969. Dick and his lovely wife, Pat, will celebrate 50 years of marriage on July 9, 2011. In 1953, Dick’s father August bought an electric shop on North Lake Avenue because he wanted to be his own boss. August was self-taught and taught Dick and his brother Roger the tools of the trade. Dick went off to college, the Navy, then to Dunwoody before returning home to work with his family. Dick has since passed his knowledge onto his son who now runs the shop that is still located on North Lake Avenue. Dick has two children and four grandchildren. Their son, Brad, is also a Rotarian and has two children: Nathan and Matthew. Their daughter, Jonna Schuler and her husband Shane have two children: Paige and Brooke. Dick has two dachs-

Greg Hansen Greg Hansen has been a member of Rotary since 1979 and has been in Storm Lake for 32 years. Greg has three children: Chris (Storm Lake, also a Rotarian), Beth (Des Moines) and Colleen (Ames). He also has a 6-month-old- grandchild, Ray. Greg served as president of the Storm Lake Rotary Club from 1984-1985. Larry Hecht Larry started as a Rotarian in 1985. Larry is married to Linda, and has three children: Jennifer Hecht (also a Rotarian), Alisa (Chris) Crandell, and Shelli (TJ) Dredla. He has three grandkids: Nicholas and Mallory Crandell, and Tommy Dredla. Another grandson is due in March to the Crandells. The Crandells are in West Des Moines, the Dredlas are in Scottsbluff, Neb., and Jen works with Larry at Northwest Mutual in Storm Lake. He has a dog, Buddy, that he loves to hunt with. Larry moved to Storm Lake 30 years ago when he started with Northwestern Mutual. Prior to that he lived in Lytton, where he was born. Larry started college at Iowa Central, but graduated from Buena Vista University. After graduating, he worked for Mormon Feed and then for New York Life for a short time. At Northwestern Mutual, Larry works to help people address their risk management (insurance — life, disability, long-term care) and investment (retirement, education, etc.) needs. Larry loves spending time with the grandkids and attending their events, hunting, boating (lots of that done at the annual family vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks), helping his brothers on the farm during harvest, refereeing high school football games, and singing with his four brothers. In his spare time, Larry also serves on the boards for Iowa Central and Methodist Manor.

Last February Storm Lake Rotary Club celebrated Rotary International’s 105th anniversary. Local members celebrating the birthday were, front row, L-R: Craig Sargent, Charlie Larson, Jennifer Hecht, Stephanie Beck. Middle: Larry Hecht, Julie Egland, Christi Danielsen, Tracee Dierenfield, Brianne Babel, Dick Botine, Brad Smith. Back: Matt Phillips, Dan Jones, Ron Neulieb, Phil Redenbaugh and Melinda Cords. Melinda Cords, right, is president this year.

Jon Kruse Jon has been a Rotarian since 1989. Jon served as the Storm Lake Rotary Club president from 1994-1995. Ron Neulieb Ron has been a member of Rotary since 1978. Ron, who moved to Alta from Massachusetts, has been married to his wife, Marjorie, for 23 years. Ron has two children, Craig who works at Control Systems Specialists in Alta and Dawn who lives in Massachusetts. He has two wonderful grandchildren in Iowa and three more in Massachusetts. Ron’s original trade was plumber, which he learned as a teenager. He worked for a hardware store in Alta when he first moved there and then did plumbing locally. He is very involved in the Aurelia Lutheran church as well as Alta city council. Ron’s hobbies include owning a steam engine, a saw mill and collecting cars. Ron is also a member of SERPACI, which is a car collector club. Phil Redenbaugh Phil has been a member of Rotary since 1977. He is a lifetime resident of Storm Lake. He graduated from Buena Vista University and Drake Law School. Phil got his start with the Hamilton Law Firm in 1970. After five years he ran for county attorney, won and established his own practice. He has now been joined in the practice by his son-in-law, Ryan Mohr. Phil is a past president of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Phil is married to Margaret and has two children, Leslie and Brett. Leslie is married to Ryan and employed by the Storm Lake Community School System as an elementary counselor. They have one daughter, Madison, who is two. Brett is married to Jenny (Davenport) from Storm Lake and he is a lawyer in Des Moines. Jenny is a

marketing specialist for Marsh Company, an insurance brokerage company. Phil enjoys boating, pheasant hunting, snow skiing, Hawkeye football, and spending time with family and friends. Craig Sargent Craig started as a Rotarian in 1984. Craig and his wife, Nancy, have been married for 40 years this coming June. Together they have two daughters: Alicia (Garner) and Jennifer (Story City). Jennifer has blessed Craig with three granddaughters (ages: 9, 6 and 2). Craig moved to Storm Lake when he was in seventh grade. He worked at Sportsman’s Photo in high school and purchased it in 1983 and changed to Omni Photo until 2006. He then worked at Julius Cleaners for a year and is currently at Merrill Manufacturing. Craig served as president of the Storm Lake Rotary Club from 1991 to 1992. Craig enjoys meeting with the guys for lunch and doing different projects to help our community and the world around us. George Schaller George has been a Rotarian since 1963 and was president of the Storm Lake Rotary Club from 1966-1967. George was raised and went through high school in Storm Lake. Then he went to Iowa State University where he graduated in early 1962. After graduation, he went on active duty with the Army Reserve until December 1962. George returned to Storm Lake and started working at Citizens First National Bank in January 1963, and spent the rest of his working life with Citizens First National Bank. George and his wife Marcia were married in 1963 and had three children: Harry (banker at Citizens First National Bank in Storm Lake), Mark (Delta Airline pilot in Cumming, Ga.) and Corey (deceased in 1979). He

loves to spend time with his seven grandchildren: Ian, Adam and Livy live in Storm Lake, and Gabi, Anna, Claire and Nick live in Georgia. George also enjoys his boxer named Ski. Now that George is retired, he spends time sailing and reading. George was also a member of The Original Pit Crew. Dr. A.A. Stepan Duff started as a Rotarian in 1984 and served at the Storm Lake Rotary Club president from 1992-1993. Duff and his wife, Norma, celebrated their 50th anniversary in September 2010. They have two children and four grandchildren. Their daughter, Elizabeth, has blessed their lives with two grandchildren, Emma and Sam. Their son, Grant, has brought them great joy with a granddaughter named Claire and a grandson named Campbell. Duff is originally from Nebraska, but graduated from Iowa State University (where he met his wife) in 1962 with a degree in veterinary medicine. He worked for a summer in Storm Lake with Dr. Potter before landing a job in Oklahoma for a number of years. Duff and Norma loved Storm Lake, so when the opportunity arose to purchase a practice in the area they jumped on the chance. The practice started out as a large and small animal clinic, but has gradually turned into a clinic serving small animals. Duff enjoys animals, including his two house-cats (Libby and Herby). He also enjoys traveling (mostly to visit his children and grandchildren) with his wife and scuba diving. Together, they are still involved with the farm Duff grew up on in Nebraska. Years ago, Duff’s son was an exchange student in Denmark through Rotary, and that is what inspired him to become a Rotarian. Since becoming a Rotarian, Duff has hosted numerous Rotary exchange students as well.



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ov. Terry Branstad this week put up three names for the Iowa Supreme Court: Appeals Court Justice Edward Mansfield of Des Moines, District Court Judge Bruce Zager of Waterloo and private-practice attorney Thomas Waterman of Davenport (a fourth-generation Iowa lawyer). All are eminently qualified in the tradition of the Iowa Supreme Court, said State. Sen. Robb Hogg, the only lawyer in the Senate, and a Democrat. Branstad, a Republican, of course praised the nominees himself. They fill vacancies left when voters last November ousted Justices Marsha Ternus, Mike Streit and David Baker because they were part of a unanimous Supreme Court opinion that legalized gay marriage in Iowa. Anti-gay-marriage activists were flush in their victory. Their leader, Bob Vander Plaats, has been on a tour of the state to keep himself in the spotlight. As we said after the justices were ousted: Iowa’s impartial, apolitical, merit-based judicial nomination process would produce justices of the same caliber as those ousted. That is exactly what happened. We do not know how these judges will rule on cases favored by anti- or pro-gay forces. They will no doubt use the same methods that Ternus, Streit and Baker did: listening to and reading arguments, researching the law, debating among the justices, and writing opinions that can stand up to reason and history while following the Constitution. Vander Plaats’ victory proves itself hollow. The zealots would like to do away with that process. For the moment Iowa is secure with a court that is apolitical, astute and steeped in fairness. We can thank our merit selection process and Gov. Branstad for that.

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f you see the debacle — the breakdown in democracy, really — in Wisconsin and don’t like it, gird yourself. The show already has debuted in Iowa, where a bill is advancing through the Iowa House that would strip public sector employees of many of their rights. This is part of an orchestrated campaign through the manufacturing Midwest to bust private and public unions. Legislators are taking their budget frustrations out on public workers. Public employees are not the cause of budget problems. Legislators are. Iowa has given away $800 million per year in income tax cuts since Terry Branstad last was governor. Now he wants more. The budget is then balanced by increasing property taxes and slashing public payrolls. Collective bargaining is an essential right fought for over the last century. Because of it, school teachers can be married with children now. Before unions, they could not be. Police officers can help management through collective bargaining determine the best staffing levels for public safety. In the case of Storm Lake, the Teamsters organizing the local police officers helped to stop the loss of officers to sheriff’s departments and other cities. Storm Lake was paying its police officers way too low before collective bargaining. Professional firefighters and paramedics deserve top-flight pay, training and pensions. They way they get there is through collective bargaining. It would be nice if local school boards and county supervisors could agree on wages and working conditions with their workers without a fuss. The fact is that workers are powerless before the state unless they organize. People fought and died over these issues in previous generations. That’s why Senate Democrats will stand firm against the assault on workers’ rights. They know that 61% of the American public is patently opposed to stripping bargaining rights from employees, according to a Gallup/CNN poll released on Wednesday. Iowa senators will not have to flee to Illinois as they did from Wisconsin to prevent a full-scale assault on working people. Here, Democrats control the Senate. Thank goodness for divided government.

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CAPITOL LETTERS Pace is picking up BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE GARY WORTHAN District 52, R-Storm Lake The pace here in the House is picking up with the first funnel looming at the end of next week. The funnels were created several years ago to put some deadlines in the legislative process and produce an orderly process that does not cram everything into the last week or two of the session. To survive the first funnel a bill must pass out of its respective policy committee in either the House or the Senate to stay alive. The emphasis for the week will be on passing bills out of policy committees in both houses so there will be little or no debate in either chamber. After ignoring it for several weeks, the Senate finally took up the Taxpayer First Act and managed to turn $500 million in savings over three years into only $10 million in savings. While we were very disappointed in what the Senate cut out of the bill that was sent back to us, we agreed with most of what was left so the House accepted the Senate amendments and sent the bill to the Governor. This was a case of a half loaf being better than no loaf at all. Now we will take all of the spending reductions that the Senate stripped out of the Taxpayer First Act and put them individual departmental budget bills. Yesterday the Senate Democrats came out with their budget targets for FY12; unfortunately, they did not release a spreadsheet to accompany those targets. The targets were surprising in that they undercut the governor by $16 million but they addressed only the general fund spending. Over the past several years the Democrats have moved millions of dollars in spending out of the General Fund using one time revenue sources to circumvent the 99% spending limitation. I fully suspect that will be the case again this year and when we see their full proposal they will outspend what the governor proposed by several hundred million dollars. As we watch the events in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana, we need to realize that our budget situation is no less serious here in Iowa. While those states are dealing with larger dollar amounts, their budget gaps as a percent of total spending are not much different than ours. We had our own demonstrations Tuesday here on the west steps of the Capitol. It was much smaller and much less raucous than what we have seen coming out of Madison but they were still impressive. The House Labor Committee will move legislation that will slow the growth of our labor costs but the process will be long and contentious. Measures that will require state employees to pay $100 per month towards the cost of their health insurance and allow an arbitrator to compare state wages to private sector wages when settling a dispute between the state and a union will be fought by the employees’ labor unions. … Today our problem is very similar to Wisconsin’s — if we do not bring these costs under control, we could end up looking like Illinois or California. Much has been made of number of gun rights bills that are floating around in commit-

tee. Only one or two have a reasonable chance of advancing. One that will see some debate deals with what is commonly referred to as the “Castle Doctrine”; basically, a man’s home is his castle and he is justified in using whatever force is necessary, including deadly force, to defend it. In simple terms the bill being considered would extend the castle doctrine to include almost anyplace that a person would legally allowed to be. Current law suggests that even in your own home, you must retreat from an intruder until you have no other option. The bill under consideration would allow a person to presume that anyone forcibly entering a home, business or vehicle presents an imminent risk of unlawful deadly force and the person could use any reasonable force up to and including deadly force to protect himself or someone else. Law enforcement would have to show probable cause that the force used was not reasonable in comparison to the threat presented if the person defending himself were to be charged. There are strong opinions on both sides of this extremely emotional issue. Law enforcement and others have voiced their concern. What do you think? I would like to know.

Funnel Week BY STATE REPRESENTATIVE DAN A. HUSEMAN District 53, R-Aurelia The first week of March is Funnel Week, so there will be very little floor debate. Budget sub-committees will not meet in order to free up more time for standing committees to complete their work. Quite a few bills will advance, but most will die. The funnel helps winnow down the workload for the legislature, and basically establish priorities. Lawmakers are sometimes like school children who wait until the last minute to finish homework or studying, and wind up cramming in order to get everything finished on time. A funnel is a self-imposed disciplinary measure designed to keep lawmakers focused and on track. It is a good system that has worked well over the years. Earlier in the session, the House passed HF 45 and sent it to the Senate. The bill made about $500 million worth of budget cuts over the next three years. The Senate took up the bill this week and basically gutted it. They sent it back to the House with only $10 million worth of reduction over three years. I believe Senate Democrats thought we would fight it and the bill would die, but we accepted their version and sent the bill to the governor for his signature. Even though the savings are paltry, we decided to take what we could get for now, knowing that many of the priorities stripped out by the Senate are still alive in other budget bills. The governor’s office has filed a bill which would serve as the structural reorganization of the Department of Economic Development. This is the second attempt at creating a public-private collaboration to take care of the state’s economic development. The whole idea behind the legislation is to have everyone working together to attract new business and expand existing businesses here in Iowa. This is a new concept

and there is going to have to be a lot of fine tuning to this bill before it is perfected. I am willing to give the private-public concept a chance. Instead of bureaucrats picking winners and losers, business leaders will be available to provide valuable information to new prospects and existing companies. Gov. Branstad announced his three Supreme Court picks this week. The governor was forced to fill the three vacancies on the court because, as you may recall, three justices were not retained in the last election. It is unusual for a governor to make multiple appointments, but this was an unusual situation. The Supreme Court will now be full at seven members, even though there is a movement to have the current four impeached. I do not believe that will happen, as it seems that most Iowans are satisfied with our current system of choosing and removing judges, if necessary. The state of Illinois has a massive budget deficit, and they have just recently raised income taxes. The governor there has also proposed a series of cuts to various health and human service providers, such as nursing homes. He is talking a 6% cut. This is in contrast with a proposal by Gov. Branstad to provide a 5% increase to Iowa nursing homes. Something troubling about Illinois Gov. Quinn’s proposed cuts is that he really whacks substance abuse treatment. What this means is that Illinois residents will now be coming into Iowa for treatment because our residency requirements are quite loose. If this happens, Iowa’s Medicaid system and taxpayers will be asked to pick up the tab. There is a bill being considered here in the Iowa House designed to address this issue. It will simply require Medicaid applicants to prove Iowa residency. Pretty simple, and I wonder why this hasn’t been addressed before.

Budget targets BY STATE SENATOR STEVE KETTERING R-Lake View This week Senate Democrats released their budget targets for the state general fund budget. The governor and House Republicans had previously announced their numbers. Budget targets set the overall size of the general fund budget and the individual amounts for each of the budget subcommittees. The budget process moves forward when each line item is developed within the budget subcommittee. We will try not to get lost in the numbers this week so for comparison purposes here are the grand totals for the state general fund: Governor’s recommendation: $6,161,630,800 Senate Democrats recommendation: $6,145,379,123 House Republicans recommendation: $5,899,301,181 Note that there are no proposals from House Democrats or Senate Republicans. It would be most unusual for the minority party in either chamber to bring forward a budget proposal. It will be complex enough having three-way negotiations. The redistricting process of drawing new congressional and legislative district lines has begun. The 2010 census data has been received. Iowa loses CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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Continued from previous page one congressional seat. For the next 10 years Iowa will have four members in Congress. Iowa’s population increased slightly to over three million. Each congressional district will contain about 761,000 people; each state senate district about 61,000 people; and each state house seat 30,500 people. The legislative services agency will unveil its first plan around the first of April. The temporary redistricting advisory commission will then hold three public hearings around the state. The commission consists of five members. Four are appointed by the majority and


Vintage Lake Avenue

Board members present: Deb Clausen, Tim Bruns, Jared Hays and Brent Moens. Members absent: Bryan Beckman. Also present: Superintendent/Principal Barbara Kady and Board Treasurer Michelle Dowd, Board Secretary Kim Ellrich and Brenda Hebert.

This vintage postcard of Lake Avenue was sent to Paula Olsen from her step-brother Steve Wilkening of Truman, Minn. It was postmarked Sept. 10, 1919.

Annette Bruns, 2nd grade teacher, was also present. Regular board meeting called to order by Deb Clausen.

Slot machines driven from county 25 YEARS AGO Local leaders in business, industry and education were invited to take part in celebrating the Indocine New Year by 27 area TaiDam/Laotian families. Khamlo Khounlo, who was one of the first to arrive in Storm Lake a decade ago, offered the introductions and dedicated the day-long celebration Sunday. William R. Kearney, a 1983 graduate of Buena Vista College, has been awarded a Teaching-Research Fellowship in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Iowa Graduate College. Kearney is the son of Richard and Barbara Kearney of Storm Lake. Paul Van Oosbree became the first Buena Vista wrestler to win three Iowa conference titles on Thursday, while Beaver Coach AL Baxter was named IIAC Coach of the Year. 50 YEARS AGO New officers of the Rainbow Girls are Jean Witt, Hope, Susan Andersen, Worthy


Charlotte Kuhnes

Charlotte C. Kuhnes, age 54, of Storm Lake, died Feb. 11, 2011 at Creighton Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Storm Lake. There will be no visitation. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Charlotte Christine was born Dec. 17, 1956 to Robert and Elisabeth (Marckmann) Crawford. She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1975 and continued active in her Christian faith throughout her life. Charlotte attended Sioux Valley Community School in Linn Grove and graduated high school in 1975. On June 21, 1975 Charlotte was united in marriage to Maynard Kuhnes at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Storm Lake. This union was blessed with two children, Mandi and Mario. Charlotte worked with her husband in the cleaning business they co-owned. She treasured preaching and teaching the Bible’s hope for a better future through God’s kingdom with no more death or wickedness. (Revelation 21:3,4) She also found happiness in learning about this at the Kingdom Hall meetings, assemblies, and conventions. Charlotte loved to spoil her grandchildren, Diego and Isaak, especially with little gifts all year round. One of her favorite hobbies included shopping online through eBay, where she often found coats, clothes, and toys which she often gave her grandchildren. She loved teaching her grandchildren the Bible truths and reading stories from the Bible to

Assistant Advisor, Mary Geisinger, Worthy Advisor, Judy Tomich, Charity and Donna Turner, Faith. The Installation ceremonies were held Sunday afternoon Jan. 8 at the Masonic Temple. In a grand celebration of the 202nd birthday of the noted Scottish bard, Bobbie Burns, Scots in this area will gather for a 6:30 p.m. dinner and dancing at the Bradford Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 21. Storm Lake’s swimming pool probably will be “Z” shaped after all, according to discussion Wednesday night at a special meeting of the mayor, city council with members of the citizens’ swimming pool committee.

that Wendell T. Edson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Edson, is on of the board of editors of that publication. Slot machines and other gambling devices have been largely driven to cover in Buena Vista County, County Attorney Z.Z. White said today. 100 YEARS AGO Tuesday, March 7, is the date set for the big minstrel show which will be put on for the purpose of defraying part of the expense of the Farmers’ Institute held in this city last week. Our creamery has rented a small farm east of town and will raise some hogs on the buttermilk from the plant. Good scheme. James Van Vleet is erecting a building in Nemaha in which he will conduct a blacksmith shop. P.J. Toohey has completed a deal whereby he comes into possession of the W.E. Brown residence property on Lake Avenue. This will make a fine home for the Toohey family.

75 YEARS AGO Sioux Rapids is prepared to continue efforts to have Highways 71 and 10 routed east of the railroad tracks instead of west as the original survey provided. In that case, the roads would run a block west of the present location. Storm Lake friends were pleased to see an announcement in the Iowa Law Review

them. Charlotte enjoyed cooking and decorating her home. She found pleasure in traveling, hiking and bike riding with Maynard, family and friends. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Maynard Kuhnes of Storm Lake; children: Mandi (Pedro) Dela Cruz of Storm Lake; and Mario Kuhnes of Dakota Dunes, S.D.; brothers: Robert Crawford of Canby, Ore.; Michael (Eunice) Crawford of Watertown, S.D.; Dennis Crawford of Greenleaf, Ore.; and Roger Crawford of Storm Lake; grandchildren: Diego and Isaak Kuhnes of Dakota Dunes, S.D.; extended family and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Elisabeth Crawford.

Motion by Hays; seconded by Clausen to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried (4 – 0).

chachinging. She was happiest being with people and helping others. Penny started the “I Will Not Worry Foundation” to express a loving concern to others affected by cancer. In 2009 Penny was honored as recipient of the June E. Nylen star award. Penny shared her smile with others as a volunteer at the hospital. She enjoyed the friendships she made with her Bosom Body Buddies, and also enjoyed the trips she took with her “Gray hairs.” Penny’s most recent employment was at Buena Vista Clinic where she was a medical assistant. Penny enjoyed the friendships she made through her employment. Those left to cherish her


memory include her two sons: Cory (Tracie) Sievers of Collins; Josh (Laura) Sievers of Alton; grandchildren: Nicole and Drake Ross of Collins; Owen and Marshall Sievers of Alton; parents, Terry and Marcene Johnson of Shenandoah; sisters: Tammy (Dennis) Grebert of Shenandoah; Rox (Randy) Herrick of Omaha, Neb.; Traci (Tom) Campin of Cresent; several nieces; nephews; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many dear friends. Penny was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents.

Motion by Clausen; seconded by Bruns to approve the consent agenda including minutes of the past board meetings, financial reports, and summary list of bills. Motion carried (4 – 0). Mrs. Bruns presented information relating to the 2nd grade class. Principal/Superintendent report: Ms. Kady discussed ITBS testing dates, recycling, snow make up days, 2011-2012 school calendar, insurance rates, 20112012 budget work, and bleacher inspections/repair work. Motion by Hays; seconded by Bruns to revise Policy 403.1, Employee Physical Examinations. Motion carried (4-0). Motion by Hays; seconded by Bruns to affirm Policy Series 403, Employee’s Health and Well-Being. Motion carried (4-0). Motion by Clausen; seconded by Hays to approve, second reading Policy 401.12, Employee Use of Cell Phones. Motion carried (4-0). Review for next month Policy Series 404405, Employee Conduct and Appearance, Licenses, Employees, General. Motion by Hays; seconded by Clausen to approve March 14 for board retreat. Motion carried (4-0). Motion by Clausen; seconded by Hays to revise 2010-2011 school calendar. Motion carried (4-0). Motion by Hays; seconded by Bruns to adopt resolution to request 2011-2012 budget guarantee. Motion carried (4-0). Motion by Bruns; seconded by Hays to adjourn. Motion carried (4-0). Kim Ellrich Board Secretary Brent Moens Board President Albert City-Truesdale CSD FEBRUARY 14, 2011 OPERATING FUND CLAUSEN, JUDY, sub-pay ......... 522.50 ALLIANT ENERGY, ................ 9,274.76 CARDMEMBER SERVICES, .... 570.68 CITY OF ALBERT CITY, utilities . 301.44 KRUSE, JANE, sub-pay ............... 95.00 TASC, service fee....................... 194.75

minority leaders of the General Assembly. The fifth, the chair, is selected by the four appointed members. Following the public hearings, on or about April 15, the legislature may vote on the plan. An up or down vote is required. No amendment is allowed. There is a process for the Legislative Services Agency to prepare up to three maps should a legislative vote fail. Only the third plan is amendable. Should the legislature fail to adopt a plan by Sept. 1, the job is given to the Iowa Supreme Court. The plan itself must meet population, compactness and contiguity guidelines. Watch this issue. It will be the most important bill out of the legislature this year and govern the politics of Iowa for the next 10 years.

ALTA CSD, tuition .................. 46,144.00 ANDERSON’S AUTO, repairs .... 142.47 B & B CHLORINATION, softener . 42.00 BENEDICT, ANNETTE, mileage .. 56.61 CARDMEMBER SERVICES, postage .................................. 33.02 CARDMEMBER SERVICES, sp ed supplies .......................103.72 CENTRAL IOWA, supply............ 353.19 CLAUSEN HARDWARE, maint supplies ...................... 136.28 CROSSROADS - ALBERT, fuel .................................... 1,513.94 ERICKSON WELDING, labor ....... 37.50 FOLLETT SOFTWARE, office supplies ........................ 83.41 HELEN’S COMMERCIAL, service 23.10 HERRIG, SCOTT, labor ............. 968.75 IOWA ASSOC. OF SCHOOL, regis ....................................... 48.00 IOWA COMMUNICATIONS, phone..................................... 93.66 LANGE, TWILA, supplies............. 25.24 MIDWEST OFFICE, supplies ..... 274.94 MOE, KEITH, reimburse -meal ...... 6.50 OHALLORAN, repairs ............. 2,310.81 PRAIRIE LAKES AEA 8, media printing ........................ 16.16 PRAIRIE LAKES AEA 8, email services ...................... 220.00 PRESTO-X-COMPANY, service ... 37.80 PYRAMID EDUCATIONAL, regis.. 81.40 SCHOOL SPECIALTY INC, supplies ................................ 257.21 SIOUX CENTRAL CSD, tuition .............................. 36,802.84 THE DES MOINES, subs............. 33.25 THE STORM LAKE TIMES, ads .. 30.20 Unity School Bus Parts, safety harness ..................... 315.24 Windstream Communications, phone service ........................ 96.00 Fund Total: ............................101,246.37 STUDENT ACTIVITY FUND CARDMEMBER SERVICES, supplies................................ 382.90 Fund Total:...................................382.90 PHYSICAL PLANT & EQUIPMENT B & R ROOFING AND, labor... 8,769.97 CLAUSEN HARDWARE, set up oven ............................ 99.99 CONTROL SYSTEM, repairs .. 4,714.63 HOBART - STRACHAN, new kitchen oven .............. 3,600.00 IOWA FIRE EQUIPMENT, repair 842.28 SIOUX CENTRAL CSD, tuition ............................... 17,219.84 STATE SUPPLY COMPANY, supplies ..............................................516.13 Fund Total:..............................35,762.84 SCHOOL NUTRITION FUND ANDERSON ERICKSON, dairy 1,487.61 KECK INC, commoditi................ 638.10 NORTHERN LIGHTS, supplies 1,361.00 Fund Total:................................3,486.71 Checking Account Total: .......140,878.82 DECEMBER 2010 Payroll AC-T Ed Assoc, dues................ $737.50 AFLAC, insurance ...................... $90.54 AM HERITAGE, insurance ......... $39.51 EML CO, insurance.................. $230.00 ISEBA, insurance ................ $12,426.76 IA DEPT REV, taxes.............. $2,529.00 IPERS, retire .......................... $8,237.44 TASC, insurance .................... $1,741.00 EFTPS, taxes ...................... $14,838.37 ING, 403(b) ........................... $1,000.00 COMM STATE BANK, service chg-ING ................... $13.91 COMM STATE BANK, service chg-Direct Deposit .. $42.80 $41,926.83 178

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Penny Sievers

Penny Sievers, age 53, of Newell, died Feb. 20, 2011 at her home. Memorial services were held Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Newell. Burial will take place at Essex Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the “I Will Not Worry Foundation” or a charity of your choice. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell was in charge of the arrangements. Penny was born March 21, 1957 in Sandwich, Ill., the daughter of Terry and Marcene Johnson. She grew up on a farm North of Shenandoah, where she attended Shenandoah Community Schools. She graduated with the class of 1975. Following high school graduation, Penny received her associated degree from Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs. Penny enjoyed cooking, flower arranging and most of all

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WALKING WAREHOUSE SALE Thursday, March 3 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Fri., March 4 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. • Sat., March 5 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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2004 Buick Century Custom FWD, 3.1L V6, 100k WAS $7,969

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2008 Mazda 6 Sedan FWD, 2.3L 4 Cyl., 71k, Tan WAS $11,975

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2007 Chrysler Pacifica Pacifica AWD, 3.8L V6, 81k, Silver WAS $11,995

2006 Chevy Equinox LT FWD, 3.4L V6, 94k, Tan WAS $12,775

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2008 Ford Focus Coupe FWD, 2.0L 4 Cyl., 30k, Blue WAS $12,475

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2010 Pontiac G6 Sedan FWD, 2.4L 4 Cyl., 37k, Black WAS $14,475

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2006 Ford Expedition EB 4WD, 5.4L V8, 56k, White WAS $23,475

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HAPPY DAYS Susan Piercy wins

VFW teaching award Inspires students to serve Alta community BY DOLORES CULLEN

Feb. 26: Happy third birthday to Landyn Kosky of Storm Lake. We love you Baby Boo! Love, Mom, Dad, Breydon and Audrey. BIRTHDAY PHOTOS RUN FOR FREE IN THE TIMES! DROP US A NOTE!

Elks benefit for Mike Diercks family Elks Lodge will host an omelet breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon. The menu will include omelets, rolls, coffee, juice, sausage gravy and biscuits. There will be a free-will offering with proceeds going to the Mike Diercks family.



usan Piercy, Alta sixth, seventh and eighth grade language arts and civics teacher has received the VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. In addition to her award on the local and district levels, she placed second in the state of Iowa. The following essay was written by Marie Michelson, chairperson of the Alta VFW Ladies Auxiliary and submitted by Chuck Eddy “Our nominee, Susan Piercy, has taught English and Civics at Alta Middle School in Alta, Iowa for 33 years. She has been very active with many activities in her classes and in the wider community that show our youth how important it is to be a good citizen. She models the role of an educator in a democ-

racy and shows what a responsible citizen should do. Each morning Susan joins her homeroom in the Pledge of Allegiance. She reminds students that they are fortunate to have the benefits that come from living in a democracy. She emphasizes respect for our flag and country, honoring veterans and their families and standing up for what is right. Susan has her writing students in Middle School participate annually in both the BFW Patriot’s Pen and the Elks Patriotic contests. Several of her students have won these local contests. Her Civics students participate in an Immigration and Naturalization Unit. Students study the waves of diverse immigrants in our history and trace their personal heritage to discover why their ancestors came here. They learn the requirements, responsibilities and rights of citizens. Students take the difficult Naturalization Test and Oath of Allegiance which helps them appreciate the commitment of new citizens.

Susan asks students to consider what patriotism really means when Vietnam Veterans come to tell their life experiences. She has invited a Holocaust survivor to share his experience during World War II and how he feels about living in a free country. Susan also encourages students to become citizen volun-

teers. Each year Susan organizes a food drive to replenish the Lord’s Cupboard, a community food bank for families in need. Last year her students were able to help the Cupboard even more than usual because the market was moving to a new building. All inventory could not be moved, so students were of-

fered free staples and fresh produce if they loaded and took the food for the Cupboard. Susan also arranges for students to make and take treats to a local assisted living complex where they do informal oral history interviews and play games.”

Help deliver meals and get a free lunch Dolores Carlson delivers a meal.

ANNABELLE CHRISTENSEN Trent and Lori Christensen of Slater are the proud parents of a little girl, Annabelle Ruth, born Feb. 4. Annabelle was born at 10:13 p.m. weighing seven pounds, four ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Charlie and Valerie Hogrefe of Albert City and Paul and Monica Christensen of Manning. Greatgrandparents are Ray Christensen of Manning and Marjorie Davis of Carroll.

Susan accepted the award from Chuck Eddy at the VFW’s Annual Valentine’s Day Supper at the Alta Community Center Wednesday evening.


ith a knock and a smile, Dolores Carlson and Jeanette Waterman deliver meals to several home bound people in the Storm Lake community each Friday. “The weather is great today,” Waterman remarked as she loaded the canvas carryout bag with honey-stir fry chicken, carrots, apple bar, ice cream, dinner roll and milk into the backseat of the car. The two braved below zero weather earlier this month, but like the post office motto, “Rain or shine,” the two faithfully delivered the meals. “It really is kind of fun,” Dolores said before heading off for their first stop. Others who deliver the meals include Don Carlson, Richard Hansen, Don Reiling and Tom Daniels, but more volunteers are being sought. The job takes about 45 minutes and there are seven stops on the route. A free meal goes to anyone who delivers. Volunteers can sign up for the days, or day of the week they prefer. The congregate meal program, sponsored by Northwest Aging Association, meets Monday through Friday at the Senior Center near the Sunrise Pointe Golf Course. They began serving home delivered meals after the Meals on Wheels program disbanded in late November.

The nutrition program of Northwest Aging Association serves nine counties in Northwest Iowa with about 30 congregate meal sites and seven participating restaurants. In Buena Vist County, NWA sponsors congregate meal programs in Storm Lake, Alta, Marathon, Linn Grove and Sioux Rapids. The meals are catered by Red’s Cafe of Hartley and Jackson’s Cafe of Webb. “We really like it when there is a Meals on Wheels program in a community because we know then that home bound people age 60 and older have access to that service and we can use our limited funding where there is a greater need,” says Linda Hallengren, Nutrition Director for Northwest Aging Association. “We accepted the challenge only because with no Meals on Wheels program there was no other service available, and in a community of 10,000 we saw that as a real problem.” Bob Halder, co-site manager of the congregate meal program in Storm Lake, said, “Even though we have had very dedicated volunteer drivers, continuing to find drivers has been a real challenge. We are just trying to provide a meal to people who aren’t able to leave their house to get one.” If you would like to provide a ray of sunshine one meal at a time to a home bound person in the Storm Lake community, please contact the Storm Lake Senior Center, 732-2828.

Many attend D.A.R.E breakfast The D.A.R.E. omelet breakfast took place Sunday morning at the KC Hall.

Valentine VIPs Albert and Patty Herbst of Storm Lake were honored at the Alta VFW’s Valentines Day supper last Wednesday evening for being the longest-married couple in attendance. They were married 64 years ago in Storm Lake United Methodist Church. The couple took home this stuffed bear presented by Kathy Fischer. Albert, a WWII veteran, was recognized by VFW member Clint Hoferman, who said, “He took everything the Germans could hand out and he’s still here today.” Also in the audience were Wayne and Bernie Andrews who were married 63 years.

BRIDAL SHOWERS A come and go bridal shower for Sam Lindgren, bride-elect of Josh Erie, will be March 12 at the OLGC memorial room in Fonda. It will be from 9-11a.m. Everyone is welcome.

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Above: Mike Tommassi sampled the grated cheese before it went into his omelet. Right: Jim Kennedy made an omelet to the specifications of Denis Gorde.

Bald Eagle Day next Saturday in Sioux Rapids


ald Eagle Day will be held on Saturday, March 5 at the American Legion Building, 200 Main St., in Sioux Rapids. (There are no activities this year in Linn Grove) Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with people being taken out to view a Bald Eagles Nest. Presentations will begin at 10 a.m. with Katie VanDerLinden from the BV County Naturalist Office. She'll have two kestrels with her. At 11 a.m., Pat Schlarbaum from the Department of Natural Resources will

present a program on Bald Eagle Images At noon lunch will be served. A free will donation will be accepted. At 1 p.m. Kay Neuman from SOAR, (Save Our Avian Resources) will present a program on bald eagles, she'll also have a bald eagle with her. At approximately 2:30 p.m. there will be a Raptor Release sponsored this year by Gene Geiger from Spencer. This will be the third raptor release in six years at Bald Eagle Day. For more information please call Marian McNabb at 712-296-4920.

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Buena Vista County 4-H livestock judging team stands outside the Iowa State Fair Livestock Pavilion. From left, Austin Ehlers of Storm Lake; Jeremy Peterson, Jayden Van Berkum, Cody Cameron, all of Alta and Anna Ehlers of Storm Lake.

Local county 4-H livestock judging team at Beef Expo Local 4-Hers were among a contest of 54 state 4-H and FFA teams representing the Buena Vista County 4-H Livestock Judging team. The team represented two senior and two novice members and secured a 21st place spot at the Iowa Beef Expo contest in Des Moines on Sunday, Feb. 13. Competing against 230 other 4-H and FFA participants Senior Buena County 4-Her Austin Ehlers, Storm Lake, took 35th place

SIOUX CARE CENTER HIGHLIGHTS Monday morning we had reading with Kathie. We enjoy the articles you bring and read to us. Thanks for thinking of us. Monday afternoon we enjoyed our Valentine party. We had 50 chocolate trivia questions. If you answered the question correctly then you got a kiss! A Hershey’s chocolate kiss to be exact! That was a lot of fun. We then guessed how much candy was in several different jars. The winners got their choice of a Valentine beanie bear. We then enjoyed strawberry and confetti cupcakes and coffee. We had a great time! Tuesday morning we clipped coupons again for our military families overseas. We still have a huge stack to clip but that’s okay we enjoy doing it and we also have good conversation. Tuesday afternoon Fay came over and did our fingernails. Some of us really needed new polish put on. We all picked the nail color we wanted and Fay

NEWS FROM ALBERT CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY How does the saying go? If March comes in like a lamb it goes out like a lion or if it comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb? In any case, I’m hoping that March comes in like a lamb and goes out like one too! How’s that for wishful thinking? I would imagine we’d all like to see March be a nice warm month. First day of Spring is March 21 and most of us will be anxious to begin planting flower gardens or at least start planning the vegetable garden…oh to be able to be outside! March starts out with a program on the 10th at 7 p.m. commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. O. J. Fargo, re-enactor from Humanities Iowa, will tell what it was like to be a Civil War soldier from Iowa. This will be a very educational, informative program for all ages. So mark your calendar and be sure not to miss it! We will display several books about

with 73rd place going to Jayden Van Berkum and 87th to Cody Cameron both of Alta. Jeremy Peterson, Alta received perfect class scores in the Performance Simmental Bulls and Commercial Heifers divisions, helping place the team in the upper half of the competition. Judging as an Individual 4-Her for the first time was Anna Ehlers, Storm Lake, securing perfect scores in the Maintainer Heifers and Charolais Heifer classes. Ten classes of beef were judged and three sets of oral reasons classes were included in the contest. The multi-state event included seven commercial and purebred heifer classes

along with three bull classes. Cattle classes will be selected from Iowa Beef Expo entries and presented on halter if at all possible. Performance data will be available and used where applicable. There were also separate Junior and Senior College divisions along with the 4H/FFA Division. This Iowa Beef Expo contest provides an excellent opportunity for 4-Hers to test their skills with a number of classes of animals and helps prepare them for the upcoming summer contests, according to ISU Extension Volunteer 4-H Livestock Judging Coach Kent Smith.

fixed us up. Our nails sure do look nice. Tuesday evening was hot chocolate night. We enjoyed hot chocolate and cappuccino made by the wonderful ladies at Casey’s in Sioux Rapids. We had French vanilla and cinnamon roll cappuccino. We also enjoyed giant muffins to compliment the coffee and hot chocolate. Needless to say we polished off the coffee and hot chocolate. The muffins were delicious, too! Wednesday morning we had resident council. Today we discussed the theme for our volunteer tea. We had several themes to choose from. After much discussion we came up with a theme. We hope you like it, but you’ll have to wait until we have our party to find out. Thursday morning was men’s and ladies hair day. Not only did the ladies get their hair done, the men also got a trim! We all look so refreshed now that Christy has done our hair. Thanks Christy for making us look so nice. Thursday afternoon was our favorite game of bingo. We en-

joyed pop and popcorn as we waited for Ralph to call our numbers. Thank you to Ralph, Don, Lola, Eleanor and Ruth for taking the time to help us play our favorite game. Friday morning we made monkey bread. As usual Jerry was our guy to do the stirring. I cut the biscuits and Linda rolled them into sugar and cinnamon. We then put the biscuits in the pan and poured Jerry’s mixture over the biscuits. We then sent it down to the kitchen to be baked. We enjoyed our monkey bread before church. Delicious! There was not a crumb left to enjoy. We did an awesome job at making that bread. Friday afternoon we had a memorial service for Joyce Hollesen one of our residents who passed away. Pastor Marshall was our minister for the services today. Thanks Pastor Marshall for helping us to remember Joyce. Thought for the week: All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

the Civil War to enhance your knowledge of the era. Elm Creek Quilts novel fans will appreciate the fact that we will have all books from this series available including the latest release by Jennifer Chiaverini, Union Quilters. Little ones will have fun listening to and seeing the colorful pages of Twilight Comes Twice, Night in the County, Mouse and Mole: A Winter Wonderland (the latest in the series), Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters by Barack Obama, and Color Me a Rhyme: Nature Poems for Young People. They will enjoy learning about a young boy’s Civil War experience in The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale which works in well with this month’s Civil War theme. Keep in mind that our Story Hour with Lisa is every Friday morning from 10:3011:30 a.m. The children seem to have lots of fun all the while learning something new, enjoying the company of others their age and developing new friendships.

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Alta Kiwanis will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Alta Community Building. Cost is $5 for adults and $12 for a family. Proceeds will go to the Alta Kiwanis Club to be distributed among a variety of worthy community projects throughout the year.

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Wedding plans Jim and Gwenn Ehlers of Albert City are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Emily, to Justin Rethmeyer, son of Steve and Karen Rethmeyer of Kansas City, Mo. Emily is a 2001 graduate of Albert City-Truesdale High School and has earned degrees at Central College in Pella and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan. Justin is a 2004 graduate of Rockhurst High School in Kansas City and a graduate of the University of Missouri. Emily is employed at Entrepreneur Advertising Group as a graphic designer and Justin works at Pollenware as a supplier relationship management consultant. Following their May 7 wedding in Des Moines, the couple will live in Kansas City where they both currently reside.

Farmer’s Market meeting March 3 William Durbin, Calling all gardeners who juvenile fiction end up with more produce than author at Storm they know what to do with. There will be a meeting for those interested in the Storm Lake Library Lake Farmers Market at 5 p.m., March 3 at 800 Oneida St. (brick building north of Fareway). Participants will review contracts, discuss dates for season’s market and discuss ways to increase interest in locally grown products. Vendors may also sell baked goods, eggs, flours and crafts. Vendor training sessions for WIC, SFMNP and CVV certification will take place Thursday, March 24 at Carroll, Fort Dodge and Spencer. Please contact Jo Ann Olsen at 732-1285 with additional questions.

William Durbin is an author and teacher who lives at the edge of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Wilderness. Durbin has published 10 novels for youth readers and will share his stories about writing on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at Storm Lake Public Library. His most recent novel, El Lector, is told from the viewpoint of a young girl named Bella Lorente, living in Ynor City, Fla. during the height of the great depression. His books will be available for purchase and there will be a book signing following the presentation.

Thank you for all the kindness extended to us. The Willared Christensen Family

Buena Vista County ISU Extension along with partners Prairie Lakes AEA and Hy-Vee will provide a Learning with Lunch presentation on Wednesday, March 16 from noon to 12:50 p.m. at the Prairie Lake AEA building next to Dairy Queen in Storm Lake. This highly informative educational opportunity is titled “Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Lawn and Landscape but Forgot to Ask.” Please join Les Wilshusen, owner of Mike’s Lawn and Garden Service, as he shares his insight to successful lawn care. Learn useful tips and techniques on how to improve your lawn and landscape. Come prepared for a fun, educational and entertaining presentation. The meal will include chicken noodle soup and build your own sandwich, coffee, iced tea and water. Please register for this event by calling 732-5056 or email the program coordinator at by Monday, March 14 by 4 p.m. to ensure we have enough lunches ordered.

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Blood drive coming FFA holds CDEs to SL and Alta On Feb. 22, Sioux Central FFA Volunteer blood donors are needed at the Storm Lake Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 1 from noon to 6 p.m. The drive will be held in the bus at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Specialty Clinic at 1524 W. Fifth St. and is sponsored by Storm Lake. Alta Community Blood Drive will be on Thursday, March 3 from 2-7 p.m. The drive will be held in the Alta Community Center at and is sponsored by Alta Community.

Pizza night in Alta Alta PTO Casey’s Pizza Night will be held on March 2 from 47 p.m. 10% of all pizza sale’s proceeds from the Alta Casey’s goes towards the Alta PTO.

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Chapter held Sub-district CDEs with members from the surrounding FFA chapters. Twentyone contestants from Sioux Central competed against kids from eight other chapters. Creed Speaking (Gus Loving), Chapter Program (Maggie Patterson, Jamie Madsen, Dallas Schau) and Ag Sales (Kyle Clausen) are the three groups that advance to Districts on March 5. Conduct (Nathan Peterson, Mason Todd, Arden Nelson, Calvin Gibson, Ashton Anderson, Laird Waller, Logan Wenck), Parliamentary Procedure (Susan Krummen, Austin Ehlers, Kenzie Nelson, Sven Nielson, Austin Heuertz), Extemp Speaking (Adam Ehlers), Public Speaking, Job Interview (Collin Swanson), and Ag Broadcasting (Jesse Skelton) also participated in the contest and were named as alternates. Our public speaker (Presley Herrig) received a bronze. CDE stands for Career Development Events and they focus on student success. These skills are enhanced through participation and as students we can explore several areas among the agriculture-related career opportunities.

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NATIONAL FFA WEEK FEBRUARY 19-26, 2011 What the FFA is all about


gricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems. The National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America) envisions a future in which all agricultural education students will discover their

passion in life and build on that insight to chart the course for their educations, career and personal future. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Alta FFA Chapter Alta FFA Chapter will participate in the Corn Bowl sponsored by the Iowa Corn Promotion Board on Feb. 26. In addition, March 15 will the day to bring in farm tractors. A Kiddy Barnyard will be held sometime in April and a pancake breakfast on April 17.

Tall Corn FFA Chapter Front row, L-R: Mr. Johnson, standing; Mike Hertz, Kolby Joynt, Trent Kischer, Ryan Hudson, Chad Kischer and Devin Lind. Second row: Hailey Wiseman, Carly Huber, Tyler Schossow, Schuyler Bechtel, Tyler Stockwell, Evan Johnson and Levi Bechtel. Back: Devon Bringleson, Riley Bell, Thomas Erickson, Craig Sundblad, David Sundblad, Ben Zylstra, Tyler Wiseman, Cory Schossow and Ben Kenobbie. Desiree Dillenbeck was absent.

Ridge View FFA Chapter Front row, L-R: Isaac Jepsen, Dana Hustedt, Kayla Ronfelt, Adam Spahr, Roxanne Grundmer, Alex Conover and Tyrel Bennett. Second row: Jake Galvin, Jared Hinkeldey, Colby Stephens, Blake Woodke, Tyler Kenny, Wade Vogt, Dru Kenny, Kirby Goettsch and Tyler Albers. Third row: Kenny Jones, Alana Redenius, Angelica Baker, Mercedes Jochims, Paul Bainbridge, Kirs Alesch, Chandler Woodke, Molly Kalin and Molly Breyfogle. Fourth row: Cheyenne Spahr, Jasmin Torres Ortiz, Emily Jepsen, Nick Naberhaus, Jordan Bremmer, Jason Kenny, Matt Wandery, Daniel Jackell and Chris Brosamle. Back row: Khajaan Harris, Donnie Kelly, Chris Scadden, Nick Babcock, Lexi Schmidt, Rachel Boyle, Tasha Ronfeldt and Heather Hansen.

Newell-Fonda FFA Chapter Front row, L-R: Keisha Maneman, Kacie Bodholdt, Savanna Lindgren, Cole Magnussen, Megan Juilfs and Chelsea Mandernach. Second row: Zak Sievers, Nancy Medel, Caitlin Jones, Katie Mason and Ms. Crystal Watters. Back row: Brent Mack, Cody Hogrefe, Blake Jesse, Cody Palmer and Andrew Brown. Not Pictured: Alan Gerdes, Nicole Huegerich, Gabe Jacobs, Jamie McMahan, Joseph Mercer, Adam Mullen, Brandon Nielsen, Austin Pedersen, Alex Spengler and Jordan Voss.

Sioux Central FFA Chapter Sioux Central chapter members attended state convention in 2010.

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New N Faces in New Places Cheyenne A Ch Anderson, d Keisha Maneman, and Cole Magnussen Newell-Fonda Community School District hasn’t only gotten a new building addition this year, many new teachers have been added to the staff as well. Mrs. Courtney Walker, who grew up in Fonda, is one of those faculty members. She has come back to her hometown to teach the fourth grade students in an engaging and creative way that the children find appealing. Mrs. Walker’s fourth grade reading methods are different from other teachers’ methods; she likes to engage the students and have a more handson environment in which they even play games to learn. She has a very active classroom, and the students described her class and games as “fun” and “crazy.” The spelling games Mrs. Walker uses in her classroom are some of their favorite games. The students learn their spelling words by playing charades; such games not only help the students learn, they also make them want to learn their spelling words. Playing charades helps the fourth graders get a better understanding of the memoriz words instead of just memorizing them on a piece of paper. Another teaching method that Mrs. Walker uses is having the students read out loud to each other. This method teaches the students to do the work themselves instead of Mrs. Walker lecturing the whole time. She does not want to “spoon feed”

information to the students but would rather they want to learn the subjects on their own. To help engage them in the class activity, Mrs. Walker uses a microphone. Instead of just calling on the students, she goes around the room and has them answer her questions into the microphone.

schedules. For example, she enjoys the idea that on a snow day she can be home with her children and not have to worry about finding a place for them to go and someone to take care of them while she is at work. Before coming to Newell-Fonda, Mrs. Walker had a position at Marshalltown.

Mrs. Walker assists fourth grader Darya Harris with a worksheet during class. Using the microphone gets the students more involved in the class because they want to answer the questions and talk on the microphone. Mrs. Walker loves seeing the “Ah-ha” expressions on the students’ faces when they have done the work themselves, figured out the information, and gotten the answer right. She said that the hardest part

Student Council Organizes Clothing Drive Molli Wienhold The Newell-Fonda Student Council organized a clothing drive last week to help a family in their time of need. A house fire on Tuesday, February 8, took almost everything the Amezola-Heredia family had. Felipe and Fabiola Amezola-Heredia along with their six children, Martin Heredia (8th grade), Ashley Heredia (6th grade), Michael Heredia (4th grade), Carlos Amezola (Kindergarten), Paris Amezola (Preschool), and Ariel Amezola (18 months), were devastated by this catastrophe. The student council jumped into action and got the whole school district involved. For the next week, students from

about being a teacher is “finding time to reach out to every student in the way that they need to be reached for a positive learning experience.” Mrs. Walker received her teaching degree from the University of Iowa. When she first started college, she was not studying to be a teacher but

preschool through high school brought in old clothes, new clothes, monetary donations, and even stuffed animals. “I gave some old t-shirts that wouldn’t fit me anymore. It felt good to give clothes to a family that needed them more than I did,” said sophomore Michelle Eccher. On Friday, February 18, Felipe Amezola-Heredia picked up the mounds of bags and the stacks of boxes filled with donated items. “It was good to see all of the clothes we could donate to the family. It filled the entire back seat and trunk of his SUV,” said senior student council representative Travis Crotty.

instead to be nurse or a computer programmer. She tried many different classes before finding that teaching was the right career choice for her. One of the many reasons that Mrs. Walker decided to become a teacher was because she always wanted to be a mom some day, and she realized that a teacher’s schedule would fit perfectly with her children’s

At that school, she worked in the after school program; she designed games and activities for the students to do after school hours. Here, she brings a lot of new ideas to the classroom in fun and creative ways the students love, and she likes to use technology which fits well into the Newell-Fonda 1:1 laptop initiative. Although the kindergartners

through the fourth graders do not have their own laptops to use, they still make use of technology. The fourth graders use the Ipod Touches that are provided to them by the school. On the Touches, they are able to play math and spelling games; the Touches also have games to vocabulary, telling time, and phonics. The fourth graders are also able to do things on the computers in the elementary library. Mrs. Walker plans to do a project called monster exchange. For this project, the students will draw a monster on a piece of paper, and on the computer, they will type out the characteristics of their monsters. They will then send the monsters and characteristics to fourth grade students at another school. The students from the other school will then draw their own picture of that monster based on the characteristics that the Newell-Fonda fourth graders sent them. They will then exchange pictures of their monsters and compare them to the original drawings. Courtney Walker has shown her students that it is alright to have fun while learning; having fun helps the students engage in what they are learning and makes them thirst for knowledge. Using technology in the classroom and being a part of a technology-friendly school will help her keep the students wanting to learn.

English Class Int Interprets terprets Poetry in Various Ways Juanita Mondragon Thursday, February 17, Mr. Nathan Baron’s English 1 class demonstrated what they learned about poetry using podcasts, imovie, and live acting. “I was looking for a way to have fun and reinforce the elements of poetry,” said Baron. Students were allowed to choose how they were going to present the poem “Incident in the Rose Garden,” by Donald Justice. One group of students made an original version of the poem using the computer application imovie, while another group presented the poem through a podcast. Yet another group decided to do a play with a garden background projected onto the whiteboard in the classroom. “My group acted out the whole entire poem,” said freshman Marissa Morenz. “I learned that doing something on the spot isn’t as easy as practicing it.” The students were split into groups and given about a week to work on their project outside of class. “Students interpreted the poem in different ways,” said Baron. Baron said that it was the first time the class had done something like this. “I probably would do this again because the students enjoyed it, and I enjoyed watching their projects,” said Baron.

Three High Schoolers Participate in Honor Choir Sydney Cerizo On February 7, three Newell-Fonda High School music students participated in the 2011 Honor Choir at Dordt College in Sioux Center. “Honor Choir is a day where selected musicians get to go and sing in a large group setting,” said Newell-Fonda Choir Director Sabrina Booth. Booth chose N-F students

to participate based on their work ethic, vocal ability, and availability. Students making the trip included junior Sarah Carter and sophomores Ashley Meade and Jill Blackwell. “I went out for Honor Choir because music is one of my passions and it is something that I excel at. It’s something that keeps me going, and

it’s something that I thrive on. I wanted the chance to work on more difficult music, and I wanted to push my abilities,” said Blackwell. The students left NewellFonda at 6:20 a.m. to arrive at Dordt College by 8:30 a.m. They practiced and rehearsed all morning and afternoon, then performed at 7:00 p.m.

Sarah Carter, Jill Blackwell, and Ashley Meade participated in the 2011 Honor Choir at Dordt College in Sioux Center on February 7.

“Instead of the typical four-part music we are used to, the students learned songs that were five and six-part music,” said Booth. The Honor Choir was comprised of 250 students grades 9-12 from schools all over Northwest Iowa. “The funnest part about Honor Choir, I think, would be working with all the diff-ferent people,” said Carter. The choir was directed by guest clinician Dr. Benjamin Kornelis who devoted a whole day to teaching the students different vocal techniques as well as appreciation for music. “The best part was the adrenaline rush after the concert,” said Blackwell. The students arrived back at Newell around 10:00 p.m. “The experience gave them something to remember,” said Booth. Mrs. Booth has posted a video of the concert. To view it, please go to sit e/ne wel lfon davo calm usic .

Coming up next week... TODAY Sophomore student council member Megan Christiansen hands a few bags of clothing to Felipe for his family.

ON TO STATE!!! Congrats to the Girls’ Basketball team for making it to State! Support them as they take on Martensdale-St. Mary’s on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Wells Fargo Arena!



No School Girls’ State Basketball NF vs. Martensdale-St. Mary’s @ 10:00

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KING’S POINTE RESORT Disbursements 2/1/2011 through 2/15/2011

CITY OF STORM LAKE CLAIMS 2/8/2011-2/21/2011


Vendor Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Amount Ace Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.98 Ace Refrigeration Eng. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.50 Aramark Uniform Services (2) . . . . . . . . . .linens, uniforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,777.98 Australian Airbrushed Tattoos . . . . . . . . . . .supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206.50 Brandon Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .reimbursements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00 Bruce & Barb Hoffman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .newspapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.31 Cedar Valley Bank & Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . .payment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,056.86 Central Iowa Distributing Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218.25 Chesterman Company (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . .beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 960.36 City of Storm Lake (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,434.38 Coordinated Systems & Supplies . . . . . . . .supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408.02 Cox/Johnson Corporation (2) . . . . . . . . . . .trade show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 650.00 David Taylor Contracting Co. . . . . . . . . . . . .repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,178.11 Doll Distributing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376.85 Ecolab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229.46 Ed M. Feld Equipment Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.90 Expedia Inc. (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270.82 Fairway Outdoor Advertising . . . . . . . . . . . .advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 787.00 G & R Controls Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,325.00 Glazer’s Distributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331.50 Grainger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 762.76 Hamco Walker Paper Company . . . . . . . . .supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106.47 Hawkeye Foodservice Distributing (2) . . . .food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,676.78 Hill House Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337.50 HyVee Food Stores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65.46 ID-Ville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.50 Integer (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,380.00 Iowa Office Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,109.48 Iowa Show Productions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .trade show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 565.00 J & J Radio Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .249.95 J Dan, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .tech support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.00 Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . .repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .168.00 Johnson Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .beverages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206.15 King’s Pointe Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .reimbursements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.35 Kinseth Hotel Corporation (2) . . . . . . . . . . .payroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63,651.42 KTIV Television Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,209.00 KW Electric Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .repairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,780.00 Lamar Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 575.00 McCormack Distributing Co. Inc. . . . . . . . . .supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.23 Media Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81.83 Misc. 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Probate No. Storm Lake NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Alice Nadine Brewer, Deceased, who died on or about February 10th, 2011: You are hereby notified that on the 15th day of February, 2011, the last will and testament of Alice Nadine Brewer, deceased, bearing date of the 27th day of May, 2002, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Peter Steinfeld was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 15th day of February, 2011. Peter Steinfeld Executor of estate 110 West Lakeshore Drive Storm Lake, IA 50588 Phil Redenbaugh Attorney for executor Law Offices of Phil Redenbaugh, P.C. and Ryan A. Mohr Date of second publication 26th day of February, 2011 Probate Code Section 304



OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OFFICIAL PUBLICATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PUBLICATION CITY OF STORM LAKE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION File number: 2011-1 Date: February 21, 2010 A petition for a voluntary annexation and change in the zoning of 12.5 acres of property which is directly adjacent to 2897 Expansion Blvd, more particularly described

LAKE IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION MEETING, CITY HALL, STORM LAKE, IOWA FEBRUARY 16, 2011 7:30 A.M. Commission Members Present: Jim Patrick, Commission Administrator, Sara Huddleston (arrived at 7:36AM) (City of Storm Lake), Steve Roth (arrived at 7:35AM) and Gary Lalone (Lake Preservation Association), Kathy Pomrenke (City of Lakeside), Paul Merten and Ken Hach (Buena Vista County), and Commission Secretary/Treasurer Justin Yarosevich (City of Storm Lake). Commission Members Absent: David Walker (City of Storm Lake).

PARCEL A A tract of land located in the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SW¼SE¼) of Section 1, Township 90 North, Range 37 West of the 5th P.M., Buena Vista County, Iowa, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest (NW) Corner of Lot Seven (7), Block One (1), of Industrial Park Addition to Storm Lake; thence on a previously recorded bearing of North 90º00’00” East along the North line of said Lot Seven (7), 581.78 Feet to the West line of the East One Hundred Seventy-Five Feet (175’) of said Lot Seven (7); thence North 00º10’50” West along the Northern extension of said West line of the East One Hundred Seventy-Five Feet (175’), 186.90 feet; thence South 90º00’00” West, 583.58 Feet to the East line of Lot Six (6), of said Block One (1); thence South 00º43’45” East, along said East line, 186.90 Feet to the point of beginning. Tract contains 2.50 acres and is subject to all easements of record.

Ex Officio Members Present: Julie Sievers (DNR). Ex-Officio Members Absent: Jeff Kestel (Iowa Lakes Resource and Development), Don Diehl (Ag Rep), Chris Hogge (USDA/NRCS), and Brian Waldstein (Buena Vista Soil Water Conservation District). Others Present: Finance Office Manager Jennifer Movall. Meeting called to order by Gary Lalone at 7:32AM. Minutes – Moved by Commissioner Pomrenke to approve the minutes from the February 9, 2011 meeting. Seconded by Commissioner Merten. Vote: All ayes with Commissioner Walker, Huddleston, and Roth absent. Motion carried. Closed Session – Moved by Commissioner Merten to go into closed session at 7:33am in reference to Iowa Code Chapter 21.5(j) purchase of land. Seconded by Commissioner Hach. Vote: All ayes with Walker, Huddleston, and Roth absent. Motion carried.

and PARCEL B A tract of land located in the Southeast Quarter (SE¼) of Section 1, Township 90 North, Range 37 West of the 5th P.M., Buena Vista County, Iowa, and being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest (NW) Corner of the Southeast Quarter (SE¼) of said Section 1; thence on a true bearing of South 00º21’07” East along the West line of said Southeast Quarter (SE¼), 930.76 Feet to the point of beginning; thence South 89º10’02” East 838.14 Feet; thence South 00º21’07” East, 645.29 Feet to the North line of the Industrial Park Addition to the City of Storm Lake; thence North 89º50’14” West, along said North line, 255.00 Feet; thence North 00º02’17” East, 186.90 Feet; thence North 89º47’21” West, 583.58 Feet to the East line of Lot Six (6), Block One (1) of said Industrial Park Addition; thence North 00º32’05” West, along said East line, 220.28 Feet to the Northeast (NE) Corner of said Lot Six (6); thence North 00º21’07” West, along the West line of the Southeast Quarter (SE¼), 247.44 Feet to the point of beginning. Hereafter referred to as Lot C of Lot B in Section 1, Township 90 North, Range 37 West of the 5th P.M., Buena Vista County, Iowa. Tract contains 10.00 acres and is subject to all easements of record. The requested zoning classification for both parcels is General Industrial. Request has been made by Meridian Manufacturing Group, Inc. A public hearing will be held by the Planning and Zoning Commission on March 8, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers at which time you may appear if you so desire, either in person or by agent or attorney, in opposition to or support of the proposed change of zoning. Respectfully submitted, Scott Olesen Zoning Administrator 104

In attendance at closed session: Julie Sievers, Jim Patrick, Justin Yarosevich, Paul Merten, Kathy Pomrenke, Sara Huddleston, Ken Hach, Gary Lalone, and Steve Roth. Steve Roth arrived at 7:35am. Sara Huddleston arrived at 7:36am. Moved by Commissioner Merten to reconvene into open session at 8:39am. Seconded by Commissioner Huddleston. Vote: All ayes with Walker absent. Motion carried. Recess - Moved by Commissioner Roth to recess the meeting at 8:40am until 4:30pm on February 16, 2011. Seconded by Commissioner Huddleston. Vote: All ayes will Walker absent. Motion carried. Reconvene - Moved by Commissioner Roth to reconvene the meeting at 4:32pm. Seconded by Commissioner Hach. Vote: All ayes with Commissioner Merten, Pomrenke, and Walker absent. Motion carried. Commission Members Present: Jim Patrick, Commission Administrator, Sara Huddleston and David Walker (arrived at 4:37PM) (City of Storm Lake), Steve Roth and Gary Lalone (Lake Preservation Association), Kathy Pomrenke (arrived at 4:33PM) (City of Lakeside), Paul Merten (arrived at 4:51PM) and Ken Hach (Buena Vista County), and Commission Secretary/Treasurer Justin Yarosevich (City of Storm Lake). Commission Members Absent: None. Kathy Pomrenke arrived at 4:33pm. Closed Session - Moved by Commissioner Hach to go into closed session in reference to Iowa Code Chapter 21.5(j) purchase of land. Seconded by Commissioner Huddleston. Vote: All ayes with Commissioner Merten and Walker absent. In attendance at closed session: Jim Patrick, Julie Sievers, Jennifer Movall, Justin Yarosevich, Kathy Pomrenke, Ken Hach, Sara Huddleston, Steve Roth, Gary Lalone, Paul Merten, and David Walker.

BUDGET WORKSHOP, CITY OF STORM LAKE, IOWA, CITY HALL, FEBRUARY 15, 2011, 6:00 P.M. Present: Mayor Jon Kruse, Council Members Dan Anderson, Bruce Engelmann, David Walker (arrived at 7:57PM), Sara Huddleston, and Mike Porsch. Absent: None. Staff present: City Manager Jim Patrick, City Attorney Paul Havens, Public Safety Director Mark Prosser, Building Official Scott Olesen, Fire Chief Mike Jones, Infrastructure Superintendent Pat Kelly, Library Director Misty Gray, Project Manager/Community Development Director Mike Wilson, Parks and Grounds Director Tom Meier, and Justin Yarosevich City Clerk.

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, CITY OF STORM LAKE, IOWA, CITY HALL, FEBRUARY 21, 2011, 5:00 P.M. Present: Mayor Jon Kruse, Council Members Dan Anderson, Bruce Engelmann, David Walker, Sara Huddleston, and Mike Porsch. Absent: None. Staff present: City Manager Jim Patrick, City Attorney Paul Havens, Public Safety Director Mark Prosser, Building Official Scott Olesen, Fire Chief Mike Jones, Infrastructure Superintendent Pat Kelly, Library Director Misty Gray, Project Manager/Community Development Director Mike Wilson, Parks and Grounds Director Tom Meier, and Justin Yarosevich City Clerk. Mayor Kruse called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Hear the Public – None Consent Agenda – Moved by Council Member Huddleston to approve the consent agenda which included the list of bills, minutes from the February 7, 2011 council meeting, liquor license renewal for Casey’s East, Casey’s West, and Boathouse. Seconded by Council Member Engelmann. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried.

City Manager Jim Patrick made a presentation to Mayor Kruse and City Council Members regarding the proposed Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Budget. General Fund – Moved by Council Member Engelmann to approve the General Fund FY 2011-2012 Budget which included adding rental inspection fees but not adding car unlock or funeral escort fees. Further study will be made on franchise fees. Seconded by Council Member Huddleston. Vote: All ayes with Council Member Walker absent. Motion carried.

Lake Fest – Moved by Council Member Huddleston to adopt Resolution No. 68R-2010-2011 approving requests for the 2011 Lake Fest Event sponsored by KAYL/KKIA, Storm Lake United and King’s Pointe Resort to be held June 17th and 18th. Approval contingent upon receipt of insurance certificate from KAYL. Seconded by Council Member Walker. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried.

Road Use Tax Fund – Moved by Council Member Huddleston to approve the Road Use Tax Fund Fiscal Year 20112012 Budget including adding a new position in the Street Department. Seconded by Council Member Engelmann. Vote: All ayes with Council Member Walker absent. Motion carried.

SAFTEA-LU – Moved by Council Member Huddleston to submit a 2015 SAFTEA-LU application for Richland Street. Seconded by Council Member Engelmann. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried.

Water Fund – Moved by Council Member Huddleston to approve the Water Fund Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Budget. Information on rate increases, 2nd meter fee, and minimum fee charge will be discussed in a future study session. Seconded by Council Member Porsch. Vote: All ayes with Council Member Walker absent. Motion carried. Sanitary Sewer Fund – Moved by Council Member Huddleston to approve the Sanitary Sewer Fund Fiscal Year 20112012 Budget. Rate increase will be discussed in a future study session. Seconded by Council Member Porsch. Vote: All ayes with Council Member Walker absent. Motion carried. King’s Pointe Resort Fund – Moved by Council Member Porsch to approve the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 King’s Pointe Resort Fund Budget. Seconded by Council Member Anderson. Vote: All ayes with Council Member Walker absent. Motion carried. King’s Pointe Outdoor Waterpark Fund – An approval of the budget was deferred until new numbers could be provided by Kinseth. Sunrise Cottages Fund – Moved by Council Member Engelmann to approve the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Sunrise Cottages Fund Budget. Seconded by Council Member Porsch. Vote: All ayes with Council Member Walker absent. Motion carried. Storm Water Fund – Moved by Council Member Huddleston to approve the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Storm Water Fund Budget including a rate increase of $.25 per ERU. Seconded by Council Member Anderson. Vote: All ayes with Council Member Walker absent. Motion carried. Landfill Fund – Moved by Council Member Huddleston to approve the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Landfill Fund Budget including a $1.25 per month rate increase. Seconded by Council Member Porsch. Vote: All ayes with Council Member Walker absent. Motion carried.



EdgeFest – Moved by Council Member Huddleston to adopt Resolution No. 67R-2010-2011 approving requests of Buena Vista University for the 2011 EdgeFest Event to be held May 14, 2011. Seconded by Council Member Porsch. Vote: All ayes with Council Member Walker abstaining. Motion carried.

Mayor Kruse called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.

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Budget Amendment – Moved by Council Member Engelmann to set a Public Hearing on the FY 2010-2011 Budget Amendment for March 7, 2011 at 5:00PM. Seconded by Council Member Anderson. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried. FY 11-12 Budget – Moved by Council Member Walker to set a Public Hearing on the FY 2011-2012 Budget for March 7, 2011 at 5:00PM. Seconded by Council Member Porsch. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried. CIP Plan – Moved by Council Member Porsch to set a Public Hearing on the 5Year Capital Improvement Plan for March 7, 2011 at 5:00PM. Seconded by Council Member Engelmann. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried. Outdoor Waterpark Budget – Moved by Council Member Walker to approve the FY 2011-2012 Outdoor Waterpark Budget. Seconded by Council Member Porsch. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried.


on a date not less than four (4) days nor more than twenty (20) days prior to said meeting. Passed and approved this 21st day of February, 2011.

Notice is hereby given to all residents of the City of Storm Lake, Iowa that the City Council will hold a hearing at 5:00 p.m. on March 7, 2011 at the Council Chambers at City Hall in Storm Lake, Iowa for the purpose of considering a proposal previously adopted by Resolution to sell the former City restroom facility on West 5th Street as set forth in the Resolution in the manner and in accordance with the terms set out in the following Resolution. The Resolution is as follows:

/s/ Jon F. Kruse Mayor Jon F. Kruse


Justin Yarosevich, City Clerk For The City of Storm Lake

WHEREAS, the City of Storm Lake, Iowa is the owner of the now closed restroom facility on West 5th Street just west of the building at 109 West 5th Street, and WHEREAS, said restroom facility is described as follows: A part of Lots Thirteen (13) and Fourteen (14), Block Fourteen (14), Original Town of Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa and being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Southeast corner of said Lot Thirteen (13); thence South 90º00’00” West along the South line of said Lot Thirteen (13), 48.00Feet to the East line of an existing building, being also the point of beginning of the tract to be described; thence continuing South 90º00’00” West, along said South line, 19.57 Feet; thence North 00º08’39” East, 36.62 Feet; thence North 90º00’00” East, 19.57 Feet to the East line of said building; thence South 00º08’39” West, along said East line, 36.62 Feet to the point of beginning. Tract contains 716.65 square feet and is subject to all easement of record, and WHEREAS, the restroom facility is no longer being operated and is of no further value to the City, and WHEREAS, contract purchasers, Tyson Rice and Christina Rice, of the adjacent property have offered to purchase the now vacated restroom facility, and WHEREAS, the potential buyers have offered the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) cash for the property, together with payment for all of the legal, surveying and abstracting costs of the City which would be incurred in connection with the sale, and WHEREAS, the City Council believes such a sale would be in the best interest of the City, subject, however, to receiving such additional information as residents of the City may provide to the Council. NOW, THEREFORE, be it hereby resolved that the City of Storm Lake, Iowa does hereby propose to sell the now closed restroom facility to Tyson Rice and Christina Rice for the consideration previously set forth in this Resolution. It is further resolved that this proposal shall be scheduled for public hearing at the Council Chambers at City Hall at the regular council meeting scheduled for March 7, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. The City Clerk is further directed to have a copy of this Resolution published in the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune or Storm Lake Times

ATTEST: /s/ Justin Yarosevich Justin Yarosevich, City Clerk You are hereby advised of your right to be present at the Council meeting at 5:00 p.m. on March 7, 2011 at the City Hall in Storm Lake, Iowa to speak in favor of or in opposition to such proposal to sell.


OFFICIAL PUBLICATION BUENA VISTA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING NINTH MEETING, 2011 SESSION (9) FEBRUARY 15, 2011 The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 8:30 A.M. in the Boardroom with Chairman Arends presiding, and the following members present: Altena, Hach, Merten, and Ringgenberg, and with Auditor Susan Lloyd as clerk for the meeting. Unless otherwise indicated, all of the following motions offered at this meeting were carried with the following vote: Ayes: Altena, Arends, Hach, Merten, and Ringgenberg. Nays: none. Abstentions: none. Motion by Hach, second by Altena, to approve the minutes of 2/8, as printed, today’s claims approval list, with the addition of the following claims: Iowa Workforce Development -$2,140.00, Group Services-$18,500.00, Wellmark-$73,491, and Knology-$1.77, and to approve the following reports: NWIPDC Policy Council January minutes, February Board of Health minutes, and January Clerk of Court Fees Collected. Carried. Motion by Merten, second by Arends, directing Engineer Ivan Droessler to investigate the DD #35 tile boundaries and original assessment schedule, and to determine what property is not included within the district. Carried. Other topics discussed included: Medicaid cost settlement, Supervisor reports, and Iowa Plan Wetland Project. (The complete text of the minutes is on file in the Auditor’s office and online at: h t t p / / w w w . c o . b u e n a Min/2011/meeting dates.htm There being no further business, motion by Merten, second by Arends, to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 a.m. until, Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. for a special session. Carried. 50

Property Sale – Moved by Council Member Engelmann to adopt Resolution No. 69-R-2010-2011 setting forth a proposal to sell land and setting a public hearing for March 7, 2011 on the former public restroom building. Seconded by Council Member Walker. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried.


Voluntary Annexation – Moved by Council Member Porsch to adopt Resolution No. 70-R-2010-2011 rescheduling a public hearing for April 4, 2011 at 5:00PM on the proposed voluntary annexation for Meridian Manufacturing. Seconded by Council Member Huddleston. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried.

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Upper Des Moines – Moved by Council Member Huddleston to adopt Resolution No. 71-R-2010-2011 a resolution of support for Upper Des Moines Opportunity. Seconded by Council Member Engelmann. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried. Stop Signs – Moved by Council Member Walker to pass on 1st reading Ordinance No. 09-O-2010-2011 adding stop signs in the Bargloff and McKenna additions. Seconded by Council Member Anderson. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried.

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David Walker arrived at 4:37pm. Paul Merten arrived at 4:51 pm. Moved by Commissioner Hach to reconvene into open session at 5:17pm. Seconded by Commissioner Walker. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried.

Adjourn – Moved by Council Member Walker to adjourn the meeting at 8:05pm. Seconded by Council Member Porsch. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried.

Adjourn – Moved by Council Member Huddleston to adjourn the meeting at 5:30PM. Seconded by Council Member Walker. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried. Jon F. Kruse, Mayor

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Adjourn – Moved by Commissioner Roth to adjourn the meeting at 518pm. Seconded by Commissioner Huddleston. Vote: All ayes. Motion carried.

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St. Mary’s to play in substate for first time in 30 years Panthers beat Laurens-Marathon in district finals, 65-48 Thirty years is a long time. It was 1981. That was the last time Storm Lake St. Mary’s played in a substate game when they lost to Paullina. That drought is history now thanks to the Panthers’ 65-48 win over Laurens-Marathon in a Class 1A district final on Thursday at Emmetsburg. The fifth-ranked Panthers, now 23-1, play Northeast Hamilton (22-2) today at 7 p.m. in Algona for the right to advance to the state tournament for the first time in school history. St. Mary’s used an 8-0 spurt at the start of the third quarter to extend a 26-19 halftime lead into a 15-point advantage. “The start of the third quarter was key for us,” St. Mary’s coach Brad Wilkening said. “We’ve been a good second half team all year long. We decided

to jump into our halfcourt press and were able to get some steals and get the lead up to 14 or 15. That was a good stretch for us right there. I was feeling pretty comfortable after that.” St. Mary’s jumped out to a 16-6 lead after the first quarter. The Panthers extended it to 22-8 in the second quarter, but Laurens-Marathon went on an 11-4 run to cut it to 26-19. St. Mary’s went ahead 34-19 after its 8-0 run. The Chargers never got any closer than 12 points the rest of the way. Luke Lenhart led St. Mary’s with 21 points, three rebounds and two assists. Kennedy Drey added 18 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and three steals. Connor Richardson had 13 points, six assists, four rebounds and three steals. Bobby Ivey charted five points, four rebounds and two steals. Andy Drey tallied four points, six rebounds and three steals. Nate Lenhart contributed four points, four rebounds and two steals. St. Mary’s made 25 of 40 field goals for 63 percent. CONTINUED ON 2C

St. Mary’s Bobby Ivey goes in for a layup in front of Laurens-Marathon’s Austin Stumbo during their Class 1A district final game on Thursday night in Emmetsburg. St. Mary’s Andy Drey looks on. TIMES photo by JOHN CULLEN

UP NEXT: NORTHEAST HAMILTON Trojans feature devastating 1-2 punch The one-two punch of Marcus Mechaelson and Clay Harreld await Storm Lake St. Mary’s in a Class 1A substate game today at 7 p.m. in Algona. The winner advances to the state tournament. The duo averages 37.4 points a game with Mechaelson lead-

ing the way at 20.1 points a game. Harreld averages 17.3 points an outing. Both players are guards. The Trojans, who won the Iowa Star Conference North Division, are 21-2 overall and have won 13 games in a row. Their only losses were to 10th-ranked Colo-Nesco 42-30 and to North Tama 70-51. Northeast Hamilton also starts forwards Ethan Seiser and Caleb Rapp, and guard Corey Hassebrock. Seiser averages 7.6

points a game, Hassebrock 6.4 and Rapp 2.7. Collin Swenson comes off the bench and averages 6.5 points a contest. Mechaelson, a 5-8 guard, shoots 53 percent from the field, 46 percent from 3-point and 78 percent from the free throw line. He is also second on the team in assists with 80 and first in steals with 63. Harreld is the Trojans’ leading rebounder with 194 in 23 games (8.4 pg.). He also leads the team in assists with 103 and

is second in steals with 52. Harreld shoots 37 percent from 3-point range and 67 percent from the foul line. Seiser averages 5.3 rebounds a game and pulls down Mechaelson 4.5 an outing. As a team, Northeast Hamilton averages 63.4 points a game. The Trojans shoot 46 percent from the field, 34 percent from 3-point range and 64 percent from the free throw line. CONTINUED ON 2C

Storm Lake’s district tournament magic runs dry against No. 5 Carroll Third quarter hurts Tornadoes in 71-52 loss BY JAMIE KNAPP When Carsen Anderson and Michael McCabe hit back-toback 3-pointers at the end of the first half to pull Storm Lake within five points at halftime, there was a feeling of optimism that maybe the Tornadoes could pulloff the upset. Carroll had other ideas when the teams started up the second half. The Tigers, ranked fifth in Class 3A, used a 14-2 spurt over the first 4 minutes of the third quarter to pull away as they defeated the Tornadoes 71-52 in a district final game on Thursday at Fort Dodge. Carroll plays MOC-Floyd

Valley in a substate game on Monday at BVU. The third quarter was when the game was decided. “One key is they outscored us 20-7 in the third quarter,” Storm Lake coach Bob Grant said. “We didn’t answer the bell. We felt we were in great shape at the half. We just finished a nice run. I thought we came out flat. We didn’t hit a couple of early shots. The worst thing was we did not attempt to go get an offensive rebound. We were one and done. At that point we had to become aggressive and we weren’t.” Storm Lake led by three points in the first quarter and took an 18-16 lead into the second period. Carroll, however, caught fire and used a 10-0 run in the first 4 minutes of the second quarter to take a 26-18 lead.

It was 33-22 Tigers when Anderson and McCabe made back-to-back 3-pointers to pull Storm Lake within 33-28 at halftime. McCabe’s just beat the buzzer. That momentum the Tornadoes gained suddenly was gone. Carroll owned the first 4 minutes of the third quarter, using a 14-2 run to grab a 47-30 lead. The Tigers eventually extended it to 53-33 near the end of the third period. Storm Lake was unable to get any closer than 15 points the rest of the way. One big difference was free throws. Carroll was 15 of 21 and Storm Lake just 1 of 4. “We needed to get to the foul line,” Grant said. “We knew if we were going to wear them down we needed to get them in foul CONTINUED ON 4C

Newell-Fonda takes aim at No. 1 M-SM in state tournament BY JAMIE KNAPP To be the best you have to beat the best. It’s an old cliché, but it will ring true for Newell-Fonda. The Mustangs are playing arguably the best team in Class 1A when they meet No. 1-ranked Martensdale-St. Mary’s in the first round of the girls state basketball tournament on Monday at 10 a.m. at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The Blue Devils are 23-2 and have been ranked No. 1 all season. They lost to state tournament teams OA-BCIG (2A) and Southeast Polk (4A). Martensdale-St. Mary’s features 6-foot-4 all-state center Mackenzie Morrison, who averages 16.2 points and 10.4 rebounds a game. The senior shoots 56 percent from the field. CONTINUED ON 3C

Storm Lake’s Nolan Cone attempts a shot between Carroll’s Curtis Vanderhelden (20) and Taylor Ostrich during their district final on Thursday. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

BVU seasons come to an end in first round of IIAC tourney

Megan Juilfs, Andrea Christiansen, Cheyenne Anderson and Claudia Larsen hope to be celebrating a first-round upset of No. 1-ranked Martensdale-St. Marys on Monday at the state tournament. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

Men fall to Simpson, 78-72

Women ousted by Loras, 51-42

Doug Bissen scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as Simpson held off Buena Vista 78-72 in the opening round of the Iowa Conference tournament on Tuesday night at Indianola. Michael Kaufmann and Wes Nordquist followed with 14 and 10 points, respectively. Bissen finished the game shooting 8 of 12 from the floor, scoring 11 points in each half. Kaufmann went 4 of 5 from 3-point range and made both free throws. Nordquist scored four of his 10 points at the free throw line. Andy Puhrmann added seven rebounds as the Beavers outrebounded the Storm 43-33. The game was tightly contested from the opening tip with 10 ties and nine lead changes. The Storm, who shot just 36 percent in the opening half, led 19-14 early on, marking the largest lead of the half by either team before BVU went on a 10-2 run, capped by a pair of Bissen free throws to take a 24-21 lead with 7:30 left. The Beavers remained up by that same margin after Kaufmann made a pair of free throws with 4 minutes to play and took a 36-33 lead into the break on Sam Moser’s 3-pointer with just less than a minute to play. A three by Jeff Janssen just more than a minute into the second half gave the Beavers their largest lead of the night, 41-36. Simpson, which responded by shooting 53 percent in the second half, went on a 22-8 run over the next 11

Buena Vista was held to under 35 percent shooting in both halves as the Beavers saw their season come to an end after a 51-42 loss to Loras in the quarterfinal round of the Iowa Conference tournament on Tuesday night in Dubuque. Brittany Gunn was the only BVU player to score in double figures, finishing with 13 points on 5 of 10 shooting. She also tallied four steals. Jess Christensen followed with seven points and eight rebounds while Jahde Hammer scored seven points to go along with two assists and three steals. As a team, the Beavers made just 14 of 46 attempts from the field with six of those makes coming from 3-point range. They made 6 of 8 attempts free throws in the first half, but never made it to the line in the second half. “We just did not shoot the ball well in the second half,” Buena Vista coach Janet Berry said. “We went ice cold for several minutes that really hurt our chances. Defensively, we played one of our best games of the year.” Buena Vista led 16-7 just 8 minutes into the game and continued to lead by five at 19-14 with 6 minutes to play. The Duhawks then scored four straight points to get within one, but it was BVU getting a pair of late free throws from Hammer to take a 27-25 lead into the half. The Duhawks started the second half with a 12-4 run to take a six-point lead, and after the



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St. Mary’s has no trouble in moving to district finals Panthers score first 33 points in blowout of Ruthven-Ayrshire No close call this time. In its last district tournament game, Storm Lake St. Mary’s was pushed to the brink of elimination before surviving Newell-Fonda by three points. There was no pressurepacked drama on Tuesday night as the Panthers scored the game’s first 33 points en route to a 59-9 win over Ruthven-Ayrshire in a Class 1A district semifinal game at St. Mary’s. “We played with great defensive intensity from start to finish, holding Ruthven-Ayrshire to two field goals for the game,” St. Mary’s coach Brad Wilkening said. “We were up 33-0 before they scored, then continued to play well. Everyone saw action and our four seniors got a chance to play together in the fourth quarter.” St. Mary’s jumped out quickly on the Raiders, bolting to an 8-0 lead in the first 2 minutes. The Panthers led 20-0 after the first quarter as their press

took its toll on the Raiders. Luke Lenhart scored eight points in the final 11 seconds of the period. The Panthers kept the defensive intensity up in the second quarter as they scored another 13 points to lead 33-0 before the Raiders’ Dylan Smith made two free throws with 2:34 remaining. St. Mary’s took a 38-5 lead at halftime. The Panthers extended their lead to over 35 points in the third quarter, which resulted in a continuous clock for the rest of the half. St. Mary’s led 55-7 after three periods of play. Nate Lenhart led St. Mary’s with 19 points, six rebounds and two steals. Luke Lenhart added 18 points, eight steals, six assists and three rebounds. Kennedy Drey charted 11 points, seven steals and three rebounds. Connor Richardson had four points, five steals, three rebounds and two assists. Bobby Ivey contributed three points and two steals. Joe Sandhoff and Lincoln Wells scored two points apiece for the Panthers. St. Mary’s made 25 of 46 field goals for 54 percent, including 4 of 9 from 3-point range. Ruthven-Ayrshire was 2 of 18 for 11 percent.

St. Mary’s Luke Lenhart attempts a shot against Ruthven-Ayrshire’s Dylan Smith during their district semifinal game on Tuesday night. TIMES photo by JAMIE KNAPP

CLASS 1A GAMES TUESDAY Substate 2, District 3 at Laurens Laurens-Marathon 59, Armstrong-Ringsted 44 at Storm Lake St. Mary’s Storm Lake St. Mary’s 59, Ruthven-Ayrshire 9 Substate 2, District 4 at Jewell Northeast Hamilton 68, Ventura 33 at Buffalo Center North Iowa 62, Algona Garrigan 60 GAMES THURSDAY Substate 2, District 3 at Emmetsburg Storm Lake St. Mary’s 65, LaurensMarathon 48 Substate 2, District 4 at Garner Northeast Hamilton 56, North Iowa 54 GAME SATURDAY (Winner advances to state tourney) Substate 2 at Algona Storm Lake St. Mary’s vs. Northeast Hamilton CLASS 2A GAMES TUESDAY Substate 1, District 1 at LeMars Sioux Center 60, Lawton-Bronson 52 Substate 1, District 2 at Orange City Western Christian 76, Sibley-Ocheyedan 50 Substate 2, District 3 at Storm Lake Emmetsburg 63, Manson Northwest Webster 46 Substate 2, District 4 at Boone Fort Dodge St. Edmond 72, Gilbert 43 GAMES SATURDAY (Winners advance to state tourney) Substate 1 at Orange City Sioux Center vs. Western Christian Substate 2 at Fort Dodge Emmetsburg vs. Fort Dodge St. Edmond CLASS 3A GAMES THURSDAY Substate 2, District 3 at Spencer MOC-Floyd Valley 67, Webster City 55 Substate 2, District 4 at Fort Dodge Carroll 71, Storm Lake 52 GAME NEXT MONDAY (Winner advances to state tourney) Substate 2 at Buena Vista University MOC-Floyd Valley vs. Carroll Note: All games begin at 7 p.m.

Laurens-Marathon advances after 59-44 win over A-R

Laurens-Marathon’s Austin Stumbo drives while being guarded by St. Mary’s Nate Lenhart during Thursday’s district final game. TIMES photos by JOHN CULLEN

St. Mary’s vs. L-M … Contined from page 1C Austin Stumbo led the Chargers with 16 points, seven

rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. Bryce Maschino added 11 points, three assists and two steals. Luke Sundblad had nine points and five rebounds. Ryan

Hudson charted five points and two steals, Alex Runneberg four points, and Case Bieri three points, nine assists and three steals for the Chargers, who finished their season 20-4.

Laurens-Marathon’s Austin Stumbo blocks the shot of St. Mary’s Kennedy Drey during their district final game on Thursday night in Emmetsburg.

Austin Stumbo scored 19 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, blocked four shots and charted two steals to help lead LaurensMarathon to a 59-44 win over Armstrong-Ringsted in a Class 1A district semifinal game on Tuesday night at Laurens. The Chargers bolted out to a 16-9 lead after the first quarter of play. It was 31-21 at halftime and 49-36 entering the fourth period. Case Bieri contributed 17 points, including five 3-pointers, nine assists and four steals for the Chargers. Ryan Hudson had 13 points, five rebounds and two assists. Bryce Maschino charted eight points and two assists. Evan Johnson scored two points. Travis Hantelman led Armstrong-Ringsted with 20 points. Spencer Clausen added 12 and Keith Mathine 10.

NE Hamilton … Contined from page 1C The Trojans are also fairly good at taking care of the ball as they average just under 13 turnovers a game. St. Mary’s coach Brad Wilkening knows the Trojans are going to be a formidable opponent. “They’ve got a couple of really good guards (Mechaelson and Harreld),” he said. “They’ve got a 6-3 post player (Seiser) that likes to block shots. They’re formidable. They’ve only lost a couple of games this year and they were both to very good teams that were ranked. We need to defend their good perimeter shooters. If we play good defense and get after them we’ll be in a good shape.” Wilkening addressed a couple of other important factors for the Panthers to win. “We need to take care of the ball,” he said. “One of the keys is rebounding. We have them outsized. We need to take advantage of that and don’t give them any second and third shots.”

St. Mary’s Connor Richardson tries to control a rebound as Ruthven-Ayrshire’s Austin Dyer, Colton Bakken and Trevin Enderson look on during their game on Tuesday.

St. Mary’s Luke Lenhart tries to steal the ball from Ruthven-Ayrshire’s Austin Dyer during their district semifinal game on Tuesday night. TIMES photos by JAMIE KNAPP

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GIRLS STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS AT DES MOINES CLASS 1A GAMES MONDAY Newell-Fonda (14-10) vs. MartensdaleSt. Marys (23-2), 10 a.m. West Hancock (24-1) vs. Bedford (21-4), 11:45 a.m. North Mahaska (23-2) vs. Bellevue Marquette (15-6), 1:30 p.m. Lynnville-Sully (20-4) vs. Ar-We-Va (22-2), 5 p.m. CLASS 2A GAMES MONDAY IKM-Manning (19-4) vs. OA-BCIG (23-0), 6:45 p.m. Mount Ayr (22-2) vs. Monticello (24-1), 8:30 p.m. GAMES TUESDAY West Fork (21-3) vs. Roland-Story (24-1), 10 a.m. Pella Christian (20-4) vs. Estherville Lincoln Central (21-4), 11:45 a.m. CLASS 3A GAMES TUESDAY Sergeant Bluff-Luton (23-2) vs. Davenport Assumption (22-2), 1:30 p.m. South Tama (22-2) vs. Ballard (23-1), 5 p.m. Central DeWitt (23-2) vs. MOC-Floyd Valley (25-0), 6:45 p.m. Benton Community (20-4) vs. Mount Vernon (22-2), 8 p.m. CLASS 4A GAMES NEXT WEDNESDAY Cedar Rapids Washington (19-3) vs. Iowa City West (21-2), 10 a.m. Ankeny (20-3) vs. Linn-Mar (21-2), 11:45 a.m. Southeast Polk (22-2) vs. Mason City (19-5), 1:30 p.m. Waukee (19-5) vs. Des Moines East (23-0), 5 p.m.

ROSTERS Chelsee Kruse and Newell-Fonda’s pressure defense will try to create problems and disrupt Martensdale-St. Marys’ offense. TIMES photos by JAMIE KNAPP Point guard Renee Maneman will be a key player in Monday’s state quarterfinal game against No. 1 MartensdaleSt. Marys. She leads the Mustangs in assists and steals.

N-F vs. Martensdale … STARTING LINEUPS Contined from page 1C

The Blue Devils also start guard Sam Norris (11.0 ppg, 3.7 apg., 3.1 spg.), guard Morgan Halverson (7.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg.), forward Brittney Kubik (5.4 ppg.) and guard Hailey Sweet (3.4 ppg.). Norris leads the team in assists and steals. Halverson is second in both categories. Guard Meagan Streyffeler (5.4 ppg.) and forward P.J. Estell (4.8 ppg.) contribute off the bench. Estell is the team’s second-leading rebounder with 4.1 a game. The Blue Devils average 56.5 points a game, shoot 45 percent from the field, 29 percent from 3-point and 63 percent from the free throw line. They average 17.3 turnovers a game. Newell-Fonda coach Dick Jungers was awfully impressed with the Blue Devils after watching them on tape. “We will have our hands full,” he said. “They have a 6-4 post player who is very good around the basket. She is a tough matchup for every team

Newell-Fonda No.Player 10 Renee Maneman 34 C. Anderson 42 Megan Juilfs 32 Alyssa Henrich 50 A. Christensen Coach: Dick Jungers

Yr. Pos. Ht. Fr. G 5-4 Sr. G 5-6 Sr. C 5-9 Jr. F 5-8 So. F 5-9

Valley Community No.Player 0 Hailey Sweet 10 Sam Norris 44 M. Morrison 52 M. Halverson 14 Brittney Kubik Coach: Tim Baker

Yr. Pos. Ht. Jr. G 5-2 Sr. G 5-5 Sr. C 6-4 Jr. F 5-7 Sr. F 5-9

they play. Their guards are very quick and they move the ball well. Defensively, they do a great job of pressuring the basketball and forcing teams to make mistakes. The big girl inside does a great job of patrolling the paint to make every shot difficult. We will have to play our ‘A’ game and do the things that we do well to knock them off. This will be a great opportunity or challenge for us.” Newell-Fonda enters the game averaging 52.5 points a

game. The Mustangs shoot 38 percent from the field, 23 percent from 3-point and 56 percent from the free throw line. The Mustangs average 19.4 turnovers a game. Guard Cheyenne Anderson leads the team in scoring with 9.9 points a game. Renee Maneman averages 8.4, Alyssa Henrich 7.7 and Andrea Christensen 7.3. Christensen leads the team in rebounding with 6.0 a game. Jungers outlined what the Mustangs will have to do in order to pull off the upset. “We will have to make everything difficult for them,” he said. “We can’t give up easy baskets to their big girl and we will have to take care of the basketball. We will have to be able to move the ball around and attack the openings in their defense. We will have to do a good job on the boards. (Morrison) scores a lot of her points on the rebound putbacks and their guards are very scrappy and they too attack the boards well. Finally, we will have to be able to finish our offensive attacks with good decisions and great shots. Finishing those makeable opportunities.” Planning a defense for Morrison is only a small part of the problem for the Mustangs. “We will have to make things as difficult as possible and our kids are going to have to be alert

for those opportunities to get the ball from her,” Jungers said. “She is a big part of their offense, but not the only part that you have to be concerned about. We don’t want to give up a bunch of easy looks to the other players because the big girl is on the floor, so we will have to decide how we can best limit those options and making things difficult for them.” The Blue Devils are not all about Morrison. Sweet, Norris and Halverson are extremely quick and handle the ball well. “Their guards are very quick and athletic,” Jungers said. “This team has been to the state tournament the past three years and have been to the state softball tournament the past three years as well, so you know they are lighting quick and they are very athletic. They are one of the top teams in the state because they are a very, very good ball club.” Martensdale-St. Mary’s obviously poses matchup problems for the Mustangs because of Morrison in the middle. “The matchup problems for us is the size of their big girl and they will be very quick in the guard court,” Jungers said. “This team knows how to utilize their strengths. We are going to have to play very well and we are going to have to make their

SEASON RESULTS Newell-Fonda (14-10) Opponent Result Spencer Won, 48-35 Storm Lake St. Mary’s Won, 66-22 Sioux Central Won, 61-59 Laurens-Marathon Won, 65-21 Alta-Aurelia Lost, 55-45 East Sac County Lost, 54-52 OA-BCIG Lost, 76-48 Manson NW Webster Lost, 54-38 Prairie Valley Won, 51-43 Pocahontas Area/P-P Won, 73-42 Estherville Lincoln Central Lost, 49-30 Sioux Central Lost, 43-37 Manson NW Webster Lost 47-38 Laurens-Marathon Won, 58-26 Alta-Aurelia Won, 58-40 East Sac County Lost, 64-52 Storm Lake St. Mary’s Won, 63-26 North Sentral Kossuth Lost, 55-50 Spencer Won, 42-39 Ridge View Lost, 59-50 REGIONAL TOURNAMENT Storm Lake St. Mary’s Won, 62-34 West Bend-Mallard Won, 56-36 North Sentral Kossuth Won, 55-53 MMC (Marcus) Won, 67-52

Guard Cheyenne Anderson, one of two seniors on the Newell-Fonda roster, leads the Mustangs in scoring this season with 9.9 points a game.

Martensdale-St. Marys (23-2) Opponent Result Panorama Won, 61-26 Wayne (Corydon) Won, 68-9 OA-BCIG Lost, 56-29 Southeast Warren Won, 70-24 Pleasantville Won, 47-24 Central Decatur Won, 66-23 Nodaway Valley Won, 49-29 Southeast Polk Lost, 51-27 Williamsburg Won, 52-45 Mount Ayr Won, 68-56 Wayne (Corydon) Won, 62-19 Bedford Won, 43-38 Interstate 35 (Truro) Won, 54-31 Southeast Warren Won, 55-15 Corning Won, 58-44 Pleasantville Won, 64-40 West Central Valley Won, 47-36 East Union Won, 73-19 Lenox Won, 71-26 Central Decatur Won, 71-46 Interstate 35 (Truro) Won, 47-33 REGIONAL TOURNAMENT Grandview Park Baptist Won, 56-30 Ankeny Christ. Academy Won, 79-28 Coon Rapids-Bayard Won, 40-33 Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton Won, 56-29

shots difficult and are going to have to limit their second chance options. We will also need to be able to handle their pressure and the various defensive looks they give. Our girls are going to have to give great effort and energy to help minimize their effectiveness.” Jungers talked about what will prove to make the difference in the end. “We play a lot of young kids, so them being able to handle the environment,” he said. “Staying composed and staying the course of the game plan and to give us a chance in the end. Everyone at this time of year is playing well and are very good. We need to recognize what we need to do to be successful and then to finish our opportunities. It should be an interesting and fun matchup.”

Newell-Fonda No. Player 10 Chelsee Kruse 12 Renee Maneman 14 Jade Hess 20 Missy Morenz 22 Taiyler Schrank 24 Andrea Whitmore 30 Megan Koster 32 Alyssa Henrich 34 Cheyenne Anderson 40 Claudia Larsen 42 Megan Juilfs 44 Manny Overgaard 50 Andrea Christensen 52 Abby Christensen 54 Haley Voss

Yr. Pos. Ht. Jr. G 5-5 Fr. G 5-4 Fr. G 5-6 Fr. G 5-4 Fr. G 5-7 So. G 5-6 So. F 5-5 Jr. G 5-8 Sr. G 5-6 Fr. F 5-11 Sr. C 5-11 Fr. F 5-9 So. F 5-10 Fr. F 5-9 So. F 5-4

Martensdale-St. Marys No. Player Yr. Pos. Ht. 0 Hailey Sweet Jr. G 5-2 2 Rachel Connor Sr. C 5-9 4 Cassidy Phillips So. G 5-7 10 Sam Norris Sr. G 5-5 14 Brittney Kubik Sr. F 5-9 22 Megan Krumme So. F 5-7 24 P.J. Estell Sr. F 5-10 30 Danielle Broadbent So. C 5-9 32 Jordan Williamson So. F 5-6 34 Riley Dunn Fr. G 5-7 40 Vicki Kordick Fr. G 5-6 42 Katie Schrodt So. F 5-9 44 Mackenzie Morrison Sr. C 6-4 50 Meagan Streyffeler Jr. G 5-6 52 Morgan Halverson Jr. G 5-7

STATISTICS Newell-Fonda Player Pts Avg. FG-FGA Pct. 3PT Renee Maneman 202 8.4 79-176 44.9 20-61 Alyssa Henrich 178 7.7 77-181 42.5 1-23 Cheyenne Anderson 197 9.9 69-178 38.8 20-71 Megan Juilfs 155 6.7 59-165 35.8 11-45 Andrea Christensen 176 7.3 58-144 40.3 0-0 Chelsee Kruse 123 5.1 43-120 35.8 12-49 Claudia Larsen 93 4.4 29-85 34.1 2-8 Andrea Whitmore 48 2.3 21-68 30.9 5-35 Taiyler Schrank 54 2.3 19-74 25.7 11-60 Manny Overgaard 23 1.1 10-27 37.0 0-2 Jade Hess 8 1.3 4-8 50.0 0-1 Haley Voss 2 2.0 1-1 100.0 0-0 Abby Christensen 0 0.0 0-7 0.0 0-4 Megan Koster 0 0.0 0-3 0.0 0-0 Missy Morenz 1 1.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 Totals 1260 52.5 469-1238 37.9 82-359 Player Rebounds Andrea Christensen 145 Megan Juilfs 116 Renee Maneman 110 Cheyenne Anderson 96 Claudia Larsen 94 Alyssa Henrich 73 Chelsee Kruse 41 Manny Overgaard 35 Taiyler Schrank 30 Andrea Whitmore 18 Megan Koster 6 Abby Christensen 5 Jade Hess 3 Missy Morenz 1 Haley Voss 0 Totals 773 Martensdale-St. Marys Player Pts Mackenzie Morrison 404 Sam Norris 276 Morgan Halverson 198 Brittney Kubik 136 Meagan Streyffeler 134 P.J. Estell 121 Hailey Sweet 84 Jordan Williamson 34 Rachel Connor 9 Riley Dunn 10 Vicki Kordick 4 Cassidy Phillips 2 Danielle Broadbent 0 Katie Schrodt 0 Megan Krumme 1 Totals 1413

Assists 15 16 114 50 17 27 9 8 9 6 0 1 1 0 0 273

Avg. FG-FGA 16.2 186-331 11.0 109-238 7.9 74-193 5.4 53-111 5.4 52-131 4.8 41-117 3.4 29-75 1.8 14-44 0.4 4-8 1.0 4-8 0.5 1-2 0.7 1-2 0.0 0-3 0.0 0-1 0.1 0-3 56.5 568-1267

Player Rebounds Mackenzie Morrison 261 P.J. Estell 102 Morgan Halverson 99 Brittney Kubik 83 Sam Norris 74 Hailey Sweet 56 Meagan Streyffeler 55 Jordan Williamson 27 Rachel Connor 15 Megan Krumme 4 Vicki Kordick 2 Katie Schrodt 1 Riley Dunn 1 Cassidy Phillips 0 Danielle Broadbent 0 Totals 780

Assists 47 35 79 31 93 66 34 19 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 409

TO 41 37 101 58 35 79 50 10 26 23 1 1 3 1 0 466

Stls 32 29 78 63 24 28 28 4 13 15 1 1 2 1 0 319

Pct. FT-FTA Pct. 32.8 24-50 48.0 4.3 23-45 51.1 28.2 39-58 67.2 24.4 26-42 61.9 0.0 60-94 63.8 24.5 25-45 55.6 25.0 33-61 54.1 14.3 1-4 25.0 18.3 5-11 45.5 0.0 3-10 30.0 0.0 0-1 0.0 0.0 0-0 0.0 0.0 0-0 0.0 0.0 0-2 0.0 0.0 1-3 33.3 22.8 240-426 56.3 Blks 5 39 7 16 16 10 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 98

Fouls 49 69 56 64 38 45 29 22 29 7 1 2 3 0 0 414

Pct. 3PT Pct. FT-FTA 56.2 0-3 0.0 32-47 45.8 2-15 13.3 56-88 38.3 31-103 30.1 19-34 47.7 8-23 34.8 22-32 39.7 13-38 34.2 17-27 35.0 13-52 25.0 26-40 38.7 1-1 100.0 25-45 31.8 1-3 33.3 5-11 50.0 0-0 0.0 1-2 50.0 0-0 0.0 2-2 50.0 0-0 0.0 2-2 50.0 0-0 0.0 0-0 0.0 0-0 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 0.0 0-0 0.0 0-0 0.0 1-2 44.8 69-238 29.0 208-333

Pct. 68.1 63.6 55.9 68.8 63.0 65.0 55.6 45.5 50.0 100.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.0 62.5

TO 54 42 64 47 89 52 31 23 18 9 3 0 1 0 0 433

Fouls 48 42 42 41 58 41 18 22 7 7 1 0 1 0 0 328

Stls 34 28 50 20 77 44 41 16 5 2 0 2 3 0 0 322

Blks 147 5 1 3 1 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 164

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Storm Lake’s Michael McCabe (left) and Nolan Cone pressure Carroll guard Casey Kasperbauer during the second half of their district final game on Thursday night in Fort Dodge. TIMES photos by JAMIE KNAPP

TOWN & COUNTRY Team W-L Beaver Tree Service 1721⁄2-1271⁄2 Graham Tire 171-129 Lakeshore Cafe 1691⁄2-1301⁄2 Mills Marketing 1641⁄2-1351⁄2 Keith’s Power Wash 1581⁄2-1411⁄2 Walsh Chiropractic 128-172 Villager 122-178 Floors, Etc. 114-186 High individual game: Kevin Walsh 245. High individual series: Kevin Walsh 675. High team game: Keith’s Power Wash 1201. High team series: Keith’s Power Wash 3423. TUESDAY MATINEE Team W-L Kies Farms 55-17 Drzycimski-Black Insurance 34-38 Storm Lake Times 33-39 Wel-Life 22-50 High game: Donna McPherren 204. High series: Donna McPherren 531. High team game: Drzycimski-Black 572. High team series: Wel-Life 1571. ALLEY KITS High game: Ruth Ann Maxson 177. High series: Beth Rubendall 468. ALTA CENTURY LANES WEDNESDAY NIGHT 4-PERSON Men’s high game: Mike Hansen 256. Men’s high series: Bruce Robbins 646. Ladies high game: Pam Lang 170. Ladies high series: Shannon Sutton 496. High team game: Becky, Darren, John, Mike 941. High team series: Becky, Darren, John, Mike 2594. TUESDAY NIGHT 3-PERSON Men’s high game: Dean Stough 214. Men’s high series: Dean Stough 585. Ladies high game: Sue Warner 211. Ladies high series: Sue Warner 581. MONDAY NIGHT FARMER’S Men’s high game: Adam Nielsen 237. Men’s high series: Adam Nielsen 654. High team game: Pete, Mike, Matt, Lee, Garrod 1132. High team series: Pete, Mike, Matt, Lee, Garrod 3221.


Storm Lake’s Tom Cullen forces a jump ball with Carroll’s Curtis Vanderhelden during Thursday’s district game.

Storm Lake’s Ethan Kenkel grabs a rebound between Carroll’s Chance Cleveland and Brad Christensen.

SL vs. Carroll …

BV men’s hoops … Contined from page 1C minutes to take their largest lead at 58-49. Kaufmann helped bring the Beavers back within three with two long range buckets over the next 2 minutes. After the Storm went back up 68-60 with 3:32 to play, BVU pulled within 71-69

BV women’s hoops … Contined from page 1C Beavers came back and tied it at 37-37, Loras took the lead for

VOLLEYBALL WOMEN’S LEAGUE Team W-L China House 10-2 Martini’s 10-2 FB Ladies 9-3 ABCKLP 8-4 Surface Specialties 8-4 Sports Rehab 8-4 KB Contracting 7-5 Bunjes Landscaping 5-7 Smokin’ Aces 3-9 Team 12 2-10 LaVoz de Iowa/El Mexicano 2 1-11 CLG Design 1-11 Matches Wednesday at Elementary School CLG Design vs. Bunjes Landscaping LaVoz de Iowa/El Mexicano vs. Team 12 Bunjes Landscaping vs. LaVoz de Iowa/El Mexicano CLG Design vs. Team 12 at Middle School ABCKLP vs. KB Contracting Martini’s vs. Surface Specialties ABCKLP vs. Martini’s KB Contracting vs. Surface Specialties Sports Rehab vs. Smokin’ Aces FB Ladies vs. China House Sports Rehab vs. FB Ladies Smokin’ Aces vs. China House


Contined from page 1C trouble. They figured out how to get to the basket and we didn’t. We did some good things. The third quarter killed us. We let them have about a 14-2 run on us and we just couldn’t respond.” Anderson led Storm Lake with 14 points and four rebounds. McCabe added nine points and three assists. Nolan Cone scored seven points for the Tornadoes (13-8). Ethan Kenkel added six points and nine rebounds. Pel Deng had four points and three assists. Luke Anderson and Nic Seaman scored three points apiece. Trey O’Brien, Jay Grant and Moses Tut all scored two points apiece. “I’m proud of our boys,” Grant said. “We lost to a good team. We’re frustrated. We thought we could go farther.” “For all the adversity we faced we really did have a good season,” Grant added. “Unfortunately, we have one bad quarter leave a bad taste in our mouth.” Casey Kasperbauer led Carroll with 21 points. Taylor Ostrich added 19 points and Jordan Holdsworth 14.

LAKES CONFERENCE BOYS W-L W-L Western Christian 13-1 22-2 LeMars 12-2 16-5 Emmetsburg 9-5 18-5 Storm Lake 9-5 13-8 Cherokee 5-9 10-11 Spirit Lake 5-9 7-14 Spencer 3-11 4-17 Estherville 0-14 1-20 GIRLS W-L W-L Estherville 13-1 21-4 Western Christian 12-2 18-6 Spirit Lake 9-4 15-7 Spencer 7-6 11-11 LeMars 5-9 7-15 Emmetsburg 4-10 7-14 Cherokee 4-10 6-14 Storm Lake 0-14 0-20 NORTHWEST CONFERENCE BOYS W-L W-L Storm Lake St. Mary’s 8-0 23-1 Laurens-Marathon 5-3 20-4 Alta-Aurelia 4-4 11-11 Sioux Central 2-6 10-11 Newell-Fonda 1-7 3-18 GIRLS W-L W-L Sioux Central 6-2 18-5 Alta-Aurelia 6-2 13-8 Newell-Fonda 6-2 13-10 Storm Lake St. Mary’s 2-6 6-15 Laurens-Marathon 0-8 1-20 WESTERN VALLEY CONFERENCE BOYS W-L W-L Lawton-Bronson 6-1 21-3

Woodbury Central 6-1 20-3 Kingsley-Pierson 5-2 17-5 Westwood 4-3 16-7 OA-BCIG 4-3 13-7 Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 3-4 6-15 Ridge View 1-6 8-13 River Valley 0-7 1-19 GIRLS W-L W-L OA-BCIG 7-0 22-0 Lawton-Bronson 6-1 16-6 Ridge View 5-2 13-8 River Valley 3-4 11-8 Westwood 3-4 9-11 Woodbury Central 2-5 6-15 Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 2-5 8-13 Kingsley-Pierson 0-7 1-19 IOWA CONFERENCE MEN W-L W-L Luther 13-3 16-8 Coe 10-6 17-8 Dubuque 9-7 16-10 Simpson 8-8 12-14 Buena Vista 8-8 11-15 Central 8-8 12-13 Loras 8-8 11-14 Wartburg 5-11 10-14 Cornell 3-13 8-17 WOMEN W-L W-L Coe 14-2 22-3 Simpson 14-2 20-5 Wartburg 12-4 21-5 Loras 10-6 15-11 Buena Vista 8-8 12-14 Dubuque 7-9 11-15 Luther 3-13 7-18 Cornell 2-14 7-16 Central 2-14 5-20 MEN’S SLOWBREAK Northern Conference W-L First National Insurance 3-0 Bunjes Landscaping 3-0 Sports Rehab 1-2 Puffs 1-2 Ripke Lawn & Landscaping 1-2 Mosley 0-3 Southern Conference W-L Jennett Law Dawgs 3-0 Godfather’s 2-1 Aztecs 2-1 Keller Plumbing 1-2 Johnson 1-2 Games Wednesday Puffs vs. Sports Rehab Aztecs vs. Godfather’s Bunjes Landscaping vs. First National Insurance Jennett Law Dawgs vs. Keller Plumbing Mosley vs. Ripke Lawn & Landscaping

Summer sign-ups to be held Summer recreation sign-ups are scheduled for Sunday, March 6, and Monday, March 7, at Storm Lake Middle School. Organizations who will be offering registrations include Storm Lake Baseball Association, Storm Lake Softball Association, Whitecap swim team, Beginner Ball through Community Education and swim lessons at King’s Pointe. Registrations on Sunday, March 6, will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Registrations on Monday, March 7, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Registration can also be done at the Community Education office starting on Tuesday, March 8.

Start Smart Baseball to be offered Community Education will be offering Start Smart Baseball for children ages 3-5. This is a parent/child activity geared to teach the basic skills needed to play baseball. Each week, participants will move through four stations which will introduce the skills in a non-competitive atmosphere using fun, age appropriate equipment. Start Smart Baseball will meet for six sessions: March 7, 10, 14, 17, 21 and 24 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. at the Storm Lake Elementary School Gym. Enrollment is limited, so be sure to turn in your $15 registration fee to the Community Education office by March 4.

Dance squad clinic to be held Storm Lake’s Nolan Cone attempts a shot between Carroll’s Casey Kasperbauer (12) and Jordan Holdsworth during their Class 3A district final game on Thursday night.

with less than 30 seconds left on a 3-pointer by Puhrmann. Simpson, however, converted on 5 of 6 free throws the rest of the way to secure the win. “The game typifies our season this year,” Buena Vista coach Brian Van Haaften said. “When we really needed defensive stops, we were unable to get that done. We struggled a little bit to get the shots we

wanted in the second half also. It was a fun year for me and the program. The record was not what we wanted it to be, but our guys were fantastic to work with and we have a lot of potential for the future.” The Beavers finished the game shooting just 39 percent from the floor overall despite connecting on 10 of 22 from beyond the arc.

Cornelius Mosby and Zack Barragan each finished with 17 points to lead Simpson (12-14). Buena Vista closes its season at 11-15 overall. “I want to thank Austin Ferguson, Sam Moser and Mitch Peterson for their leadership and dedication to the program over their four years,” Van Haaften said. “They are awesome guys and great friends.”

good with a 14-0 run to lead 51-37 with 4 minutes to play. Loras connected on just 17 of 57 field goals in the game, but did sink 12 of 15 free throws. Lindsey LaBadie led the

Duhawks with 13 points. “I am really proud of this team going 8-8 in the very tough IIAC,” Berry said. “We had nine kids have career highs in scoring. We improved a lot

throughout the season and represented BVU with class. We have some tremendous student-athletes in our program.” Buena Vista ends its season 12-14 overall.

The Storm Lake Dance Squad along with their coach, Colleen Wabeke, will be offering a dance squad clinic on Thursday, March 10. The clinic for girls in grades 1-6 will be held at Storm Lake High School from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Participants will learn dance routines that they will perform at the dance squad night on Friday, March 11. The registration fee of $15 needs to be paid by Thursday, March 3, so that shirts can be ordered.

3 on 3 basketball tourney scheduled The Burger King/Coca Cola 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 12, at the Storm Lake Middle School. Team registrations are now being taken for participants in grades 3-12 with separate divisions for boys and girls. The registration fee of $60 includes a T-shirt for each participant. Registrations will be accepted through Feb. 28. Forms are available at the Community Education office and are also located in the office of each school in Storm Lake. The registration form is also available on the web at by clicking on the Community Education link.

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SERVICE SUPPORT ASSISTANT POSITION SUMMARY: Office Elements is currently seeking a Service Support Assistant for our Storm Lake, IA location. The Assistant will provide superior support to the Corporate Service Manager. The Assistant will need strong communication skills, excellent people skills and the ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast paced changing environment. RESPONSIBILITIES: - Ordering of parts need by service technicians - Monitoring and dispatching of service calls - Maintaining and managing parts inventory - Troubleshooting equipment failures over the phone - Accurately documenting equipment failures so technician can properly prepare for service call - Assign service calls to technicians - Monitoring client printing assets QUALIFICATIONS: - Excellent customer service skills - Ability to operate computer and various types of software - Ability to accurately input data into database - Team oriented personality - Proven commitment to customer satisfaction BENEFITS: - Competitive Compensation - Medical, 401K, paid vacation - A dynamic and team-oriented work environment with opportunity for personal growth

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REGIONAL SALES MANAGER Meridian Manufacturing Group has an opening for a Regional Sales Manager. The qualified candidate will be responsible for the sales budget of the assigned territory through the promotion of Meridian products. Will be responsible for continued development and maintenance of a dealer network, negotiate and close sale opportunities, participate in industry trade shows, conduct on-site visits and maintain high standards in all areas of customer relations and service. Territories included are the Eastern Region including, Ontario, Michigan, Indiana, Eastern Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware and Maryland. High school diploma required, 4 year degree a plus. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Must have 3 years experience in the agricultural storage or equipment business and at least two years outside sales experience. WGI Westman Group Inc. offers a total rewards package including professional growth, career development and fun. Submit resume online at via careers, or mail a cover sheet and resume to: Meridian Mfg Group Attn: HR Manager 2897 Expansion Blvd Storm Lake, IA 50588 We thank all applicants for their interest. WGI Westman Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NIGHT SHIFT SUPERVISOR State-of-the-Art food processing manufacturing in NW is seeking qualified candidates for the Night Shift Supervisor position. This position will be responsible for assisting with all operational functions of plant to ensure that all customer demands are met, including but not limited: to ensuring a safe work environment, managing employee performance, creating daily and weekly work schedules. This position requires 2-5 years of manufacturing and management experience preferably in further processing and drying as well as HAACP and SQF experience. Bilingual skills a plus. This position is located in Rembrandt, IA. Competitive pay and full benefits offered. Please send resume to or visit us at

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• Perform daily maintenance checks on all running equipment • Make minor improvements on equipment and facilities • Efficiently receive and disburse grain. • Operate receiving control room and dryers. • Prepare and load rail cars • Perform general housekeeping • Assist with other locations, as needed. • Must be a team player, who is self motivated, detail oriented and dependable. Job requires standing for a full shift, stooping and bending. Work overtime as required and be able to work in a dust-filled environment.

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Ag Partners L.L.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment contingent on a pre-employment, post-offer physical and drug screen.

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Apply Online at WWW.AGPARTNERS.COM Fax resumes to: 712.843.5284, ATTN: Mike Koenecke Call: 712.843.5251 for further information Email resumes to:

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DREDGE DECKHAND The City of Storm Lake is accepting applications for a Seasonal position of DREDGE DECKHAND. This is a seasonal position starting March 21st and running through October. Experience with maintaining and operating boats, cabling, pipelines, and winches are a major component of this job. The open position is for the evening shift starting at 4PM and running to 2AM. Employees generally work 40 – 50 hour weeks weather depending. Individuals interested in the position can pick up an application at City Hall, 620 Erie Street, in Storm Lake. The position is open until filled. Starting wage for this position is $12.75 per hour. City of Storm Lake is a Drug Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Must be at least 18 years of age, and legally able to work in the U.S. A background check, medical and drug screen are required.

Daily News

Transportation Crew Supervisor (Farms- Night Shift) Needed! Sara Lee Farms, in Storm Lake, IA is looking for a supervisor responsible for the live transportation of turkey poults from brooder hubs to finishers as directed by the Sr. Manager of Farm Operations. Responsible for setting move schedules of poults, preventative maintenance on loaders and trailers, as well as handle employee issues. Candidate must be willing to work outside and must be willing to work flexible hours (40+ hours per week).

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Very large four bedroom home not far from the lake. Double sized living room and a beautiful staircase leading upstairs to the four bedrooms and family room. Very spacious kitchen with an eat-in area and a formal dining room. Main floor laundry. Listing #15070


Custom Builders: Thinking about Buying or Upgrading your Home? Why not build a new high energy efficient Home and design a plan just the way you want it? We have Lots available, and you could cut your Utilities by up to 75%! Call Ben Friesen 712-732-6312

This three bedroom ranch home features many updates including a maintenance free deck, garage doors, kitchen counters, mostly new windows, ceramic tile flooring throughout, updated bathroom, water lines and new roof in October 2010. Stainless steel appliances included in the sale. $108,000 Listing #15179

310 Geneseo St., Storm Lake

Plant Nurse (Night Shift) Needed! Sara Lee, Storm Lake, IA, is looking for an Occupational Nurse, 3rd shift, responsible for providing health services and programs that support employee health and wellness. Responsible for conducting physical assessments per pertinent OSHA standards, maintaining accurate medical records and compliance reports, and for providing a prevention-based approach for primary case management. RN Certification is required, and a Bachelor’s degree is preferred.


701 Maywood Dr., Storm Lake

731 Lake Avenue

Storm Lake 732-7594 800-760-6018

Built in 2007

Newer ranch home features four bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths, finished two car garage, finished basement with large family area and two bedrooms and main floor laundry. Over 2,500 square feet of finished living space. Includes stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave/fan. $165,900 Listing #14789

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700 Lincoln Road, Storm Lake

The Professional Group

813 Flindt Dr., Storm Lake


523 3rd St., Albert City


10 N. Windsor Circle, SL


$124,500 NEW LISTING... Newer four bedroom, two bath ranch style home on a quiet street near the public high school. Main floor features large open living room, dining area, kitchen, full bath and three bedrooms. Finished basement includes family room, bedroom with egress window and full bath and two car, attached garage. This home was built in 2003 and has been very well maintained.

705 E. 10th St., SL


208 Pierson Ave., Sac City


165 Scott St., SL


Offered by Real Estate Specialists

712-732-7594 or 1-800-760-6018, CMY

Listing #15175

Feb. 26, 2011  

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2011 issue of The Storm Lake Times

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