—by Todd Thorson



The Story City Greater Chamber Connection (GCC) held their annual 18-hole 4 person best shot golf tournament on Friday, July 12 at River Bend Golf Course in Story City. A special lunch, along with prizes and a grilled supper following the tourney was also held.

Coming in first in the championship flight was the foursome of Mark Ullestad, Brad Eslick, Dave Finley and Mark Mathis. Second place went to Steve Moss, Mike Campbell, Bob Teuscher and Mark Feaker. Third place was awarded to Tyler Frederickson, Aaron Risdal, Kyle Nordeen and Willy Jones.

The first flight was won by Marian Olive, Mary Ness, Rich Olive and Mike Ness. Coming in second in the first flight were Mark Crawford, Mark Jackson, Jeff Crisman and Andrew Inhelder. Third place was claimed by Steve Markwardt, Bryan Bailey, John Feltner and Bob Ralph.

In the second flight, Lisa McIlrath, Rhonda Ostrem, Chris McIlrath and Jason Loots took first place. Second place went to Mark Clarridge, Randy Cummings, Mike Marti and Clark Grinde. And third place winners were Tom Wynia, John Koppes, Chris Nelson and Dean Struecker.


The Annual Lyle and Charlotte Helm Memorial Couples Tournament was held on Sunday, July 14 at River Bend Golf Course in Story City. Members of the Helm family donated the $50 door prize as well as provided all of the golfers with cake, muffins and homemade ice cream.

First flight winners were Arlen and Lurene Oakland with a round of 75. Claude and Jane Hovick came in second with a 77, followed by Kevin and Lisa Baker with an 18-hole score of 82.

Second flight winners were Mark and Natalie Johnson at 91, followed by Sam Johnson and John Meyer, 92, and Doug and Lynn Dodgen, 93.

Third flight winners were Jamie and Brandy Wheeler at 101. Mike and Teresa Trueblood came in second, also with a round of 101. Isaac and Brandi Rahto came in third with a score of 103.