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People for Pets to host PetOberFest (09/29/16)
Organizers hoping this will become shelter's biggest fundraiser
BVU: BA to MFA (09/29/16)
Please come join BVU for their Invitational Alumni Art Show "BVU: BA-MFA." The Art Department celebrates Buena Vista University's 125th anniversary by featuring some of our most prominent art alum. The exhibition will be held through October 16th at the Buena Vista University Art Gallery in the Social Science and Arts Building. ...
George Engebretson in the Gallery at Arts on Grand (09/27/16)
Local area songster, George Engebretson, will be presenting the final performance of his "Delusions Of Grandeur, Fall Colors Tour" Thursday night, October 6, at 7 p.m. at Arts on Grand as part of their "Music in the Gallery" series. George has been a lifetime resident of Northwest Iowa with the exception of youthful expeditions to Colorado, a stint in the military including a visit to sunny Southeast Asia, and a few years in Mankato MN finishing college and starting a family...
Hanks brings anxiety of captain to big screen (09/27/16)
* On a scale of 5 popcorn buckets, "Sully" pops up 4 tubs of dry, freshly popped corn, creating a great aroma. Though rather short in length, this biographical tale about an American hero offers a great look behind the scenes at one of the country's most amazing events in recent history. MPAA rating: PG-13. Running time: 1 hour, 36 minutes.
Halloween Hike at Silver Sioux Recreation area (09/27/16)
The Cherokee County Conservation Board (CCCB) is hosting a Halloween Hike on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Silver Sioux Recreation Area. The night will be filled with activities for everyone from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The evening will begin with trick-or-treating in the campground. ...
Justin Moore, Maddie & Tae come to NW Iowa (09/22/16)
Country singer and songwriter Justin Moore will bring his tour to the Tyson Events Center on Thursday, November 3rd at 7:30 p.m. He'll be joined by special guests, Maddie & Tae and William Michael Morgan. Moore is best known for his hits "You Look Like I Need a Drink," "Til My Last Day," "Bait a Hook," "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" and "Small Town USA."...
Average White Band and The Guess Who to perform at the Hard Rock (09/19/16)
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City announced two new concerts this week: Average White Band and The Guess Who. Renowned for the hits "Pick Up The Pieces" and "Cut the Cake," Average White Band has been performing sold-out shows around the world for the last 30 years. Canadian rockers, The Guess Who, are best known for their iconic rock anthems "American Woman" and "No Sugar Tonight."...
Weddings and Engagements
Van Manen and Sennert Engagement (09/13/16)
Ronald and Barbara Sennert of Linn Grove are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Sennert, to Jacob Van Manen, son of Kevin and Julie Van Manen of Kellogg. Kate is a 2010 graduate of Sioux Central High School and a 2014 graduate from Iowa State University. ...
Subra and Johannsen Engagement (09/08/16)
Chandler Johannsen of Des Moines and Thaddeus Subra of Polk City would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Chandler is a 2012 graduate of Sioux Central High School and 2016 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Graphic Design. ...
Bartels and Brungardt Engagement (09/08/16)
Mike and Cathy Brungardt of Storm Lake are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Dr. Michaela Marie Brungardt to Justin Allen Bartels of Clinton. Justin is the son of Terry and Connie Doescher of Clinton. Michaela is a 2008 graduate of Storm Lake High School, 2012 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, and in May 2016 received her Doctorate from the University of Houston College of Optometry. ...
Cone and Blum Engagement (08/02/16)
Katie Blum and Nolan Cone would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Katie is the daughter of Mike and Sara Blum of Storm Lake. Nolan is the son of Kevin and Cindy Cone of Storm Lake. A wedding is planned for August 13 at storm lake United Methodist church...
Police and Sheriff's Blotter
Father accused of striking daughter with belt (09/29/16)
On the afternoon of Monday, September 26, at approximately 1:47 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department took a report of a possible child abuse. The incident was reported at the Storm Lake High School but allegedly occurred in the 700 block of Walnut Street...
Two arrested after rooftop chase (09/27/16)
Police were called to the 500 block of Lake Avenue shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday, where a woman was reportedly threatening to jump from the roof of a downtown building. Officers made their way to the rooftop at 501 Lake Avenue, the Delicias Bakery building, where they saw a man chasing a woman north, moving from rooftop to rooftop in the heavy rain. The officers caught both and took them into custody...
19-year-old found deceased in SL home (09/27/16)
The Storm Lake Police Department and Buena Vista County Medical Examiner's Office are investigating the death of a 19 year old male at a residence in Storm Lake. Paramedics and police were called to the 500 block of East 5th Street shortly after 8 a.m. on a report of an unresponsive person. Officers found the man deceased in the residence...
Three injured in Highway 7 collision (09/27/16)
Three Newell residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident Saturday night on Highway 7 in Pocahontas County, including two Newell-Fonda teacher-coaches. Courtney Vaughn, 26, of Newell, was westbound on Highway 7, when the Toyoto Camry she was driving crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound Chevy Silverado pickup driven by Christine Groth, 42, of Newell. The accident happened shortly before 10:30 p.m., just west of the 110th Street intersection...
Assistant Pocahontas Police Chief accused of punching girlfriend (09/27/16)
Pocahontas Assistant Police Chief Charles Gregg White was placed on paid administrative leave late last week after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend during an argument. An investigation involving the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is continuing...
Healthbeat
Seasons Center receives $150,000 grant to develop children's mental health crisis services plan (09/27/16)
Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has been awarded a $150,000 nine-month planning grant from the Iowa Department of Human Services. The purpose of the grant is to fund the continued development of children's mental health crisis services throughout the state of Iowa. ...
Applications for BVRMC Auxiliary Scholarships now available (09/19/16)
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is offering three $500 scholarship opportunities for those looking to pursue education in a health related field. Application deadline is March 31, 2017, and winners will be awarded in April. Three categories are offered Criteria for applicants are as follows:...
Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol to be in Galva October 11 (09/19/16)
Jacquie Marietta, Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol Coordinator for West Central Iowa, will be available to talk to Iowa seniors and their family members on Tuesday, October 11th at 9 a.m. at The Meeting Place in Galva. Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is part of a nationwide, grassroots education and assistance program working to empower seniors and caregivers to protect personal information and Medicare benefits by learning to detect mistakes or potential fraud in Medicare payments. ...
Sioux City to host City-Wide Walk on Oct. 5 (09/19/16)
Sioux City is about to prove the city's dedication to changing the health of Iowans by hosting a city-wide walk on October 5 in support of the Healthiest State Initiative's annual walk. Sioux City's walk will kick off at noon on October 5th and will showcase the Perry Creek Trail. ...
Anonymous people: Many faces one voice (09/19/16)
September is National Recovery Month. It is a time to let people know prevention works, treatment is effective, and recovery is possible. For the estimated 23 million American adults, about the population of Texas, that are in recovery from addiction it is a time for celebration and reflect on...
Young at Heart (09/13/16)
Jerri Louis, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Infection Control nurse presented at the September 1st Young At Heart program. Her program "Infection Prevention; A Focus on Immunizations" gave the members information on Flu shot, Shingles shot and many other health areas. Young At Heart is a free program offered by BVRMC that meets the first Thursday of each month. For Information, call Mary Drey at 213-8619...
What riders don't know about ATV safety could cost a life (09/13/16)
They look like tons of fun and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are often used for recreation purposes. But whether you're riding an ATV on a park trail or making your way across the farm, there's much more going on during your ride than you might imagine...
Picky eating in children program (09/13/16)
"Young children, especially the toddler and preschooler, are exploring their world and become picky about the foods they eat. Take heart, this behavior is normal," said Katie Knobbe, Human Sciences Nutrition and Wellness Program Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. ...
Walgreens to host flu shot clinic in Galva October 4 (09/13/16)
The flu is an unpredictable and contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and death for people at high risk of serious complications. It is caused by a virus and generally spreads across the United States from October through May. Getting a yearly flu vaccination is one of the most important steps people can take to protect themselves, their families, and co-workers against the flu virus...
Grassley, Lankford Press Administration on whether available funds will be directed to Zika Response (09/08/16)
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) are pressing the Obama Administration on why it appears that billions of dollars in unobligated funds aren't being directed to a Zika response. "We urge you to act and use funding available to ensure our nation is prepared," Grassley and Lankford wrote to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell...
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Anniversaries
50th Anniversary (09/08/16)
Lyle and Lorene (Hogrefe) Letsche of Cherokee will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a come and go open house at the Cherokee Community Center on Sunday, September 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The couple requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to: Lyle and Lorene Letsche, 300 Sequoia Dr., Cherokee, IA 51012...
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King: School act will 'reclaim our culture,' end Mrs. Obama's 'nanny culture' lunches (09/29/16)
Western Iowa Congressman Steve King recently introduced H.R. 6119, the Choices in Education Act of 2016. According to King, his bill would both promote and protect school choice by ensuring States the ability to carry out their education voucher program and by giving parents the ability to choose the best form of education for their children...
Grassley: are felon fugitives being kept out of public housing? (09/29/16)
Sen. Chuck Grassley has asked the Government Accountability Office to review whether the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is taking effective steps to comply with the federal law making fugitive felon status grounds for termination from living in public housing...
Christensen hearing cancelled (09/29/16)
Hearing planned to probe jury influence
Weaver: King abortion comments 'de-humanizing' (09/27/16)
Steve King's 4th Congressional District Democrat opponent, Kim Weaver, is blasting the Congressman for remarks made during a hearing on the Hyde Amendment Friday, seemingly drawing a parallel between aborting puppies and human babies. "We've all become somewhat numb to the outrageous, inflammatory, and divisive things my opponent says, because he says them so often," Weaver said. ...
High fish action going into the fall season (09/27/16)
Here is a look at the DNR Fishing Report. Clear Lake Yellow Bass - Excellent: Farmer's beach (just outside the weed edge), MacIntosh swim beach and the Ventura jetties have been producing well. Hy-Vee and other rock reefs continue to produce. Try also the channel between the little lake and big lake has. ...
Pipeline developer buys ranch near North Dakota protest camp (09/27/16)
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The company developing the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline has purchased a portion of a historic North Dakota ranch where a violent protest occurred earlier this month due to what tribal officials said was construction crews destroying burial and cultural sites...
Seasons Center in Emmetsburg relocates to Palo Alto County Hospital (09/22/16)
EMMETSBURG -- Effective September 22, providers at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health will begin seeing clients at a new office location in Emmetsburg. Seasons' new office is located within the Palo Alto County Hospital at 3201 1st Street, Emmetsburg, Iowa. The new office space will provide greater convenience for clients...
More arrests, more setbacks on pipeline (09/20/16)
About 40 people were arrested as protesters swarmed at a Dakota Access pipeline work site on the Mississippi River Road near Montrose Saturday. After being warned, the protesters who continued to walk toward a line of local law enforcement officers blocking the drive were put in handcuff ties to be taken to jail...
Farm Bureau offers to defend farmers in water lawsuit (09/20/16)
The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) and the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) have offered to underwrite the legal costs for the defense of the drainage districts targeted in the Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) lawsuit so the northwest Iowa drainage districts, farmers and rural citizens can focus on defending the lawsuit without the impossible task of covering the cost of a multi-million-dollar lawsuit...
King tackles Kaepernick over anthem protest (09/20/16)
Steve King, the Republican congressman representing western Iowa, says that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's silent protests during the playing of the national anthem are "sympathetic to Isis," and blamed Kaepernick's change in behavior on what King called "an Islamic girlfriend."...
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