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Upcoming Entertainment
"The Jungle Book:" Kipling's classic more than children's tale (04/28/16)
* On a scale of 5 popcorn buckets, "The Jungle Book" pops up 4 1/2 buckets of well-seasoned and perfectly popped kernels of genuine golden goodness. This movie will become a classic children's tale enjoyed by young and young-at-heart. Well shot; great voice work with some of the best voices in the business between Murray, Walken, Johannson, Elba and Kingsley; and a solid debut for Sethi make this an early summer winner. Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes. MPAA rating: PG.
'Hardcore Henry:' Why oh why? (04/19/16)
* On a scale of 5 popcorn buckets, "Hardcore Henry" gets two un-popped kernels -- that's right folks -- no buckets! No salt or butter for you. Let's hope this is the last we see of Henry, hardcore or otherwise. You get excessive violence, blood and language but very little else besides the constant threat of motion sickness at any minute. MPAA rating: R. Running time: 1 hour, 36 minutes.
Make your own hand-dyed scarf in DIY Eco-Dye at Arts on Grand (04/18/16)
Arts on Grand is excited to host DIY Eco-Dye with Kris Hackbart on Thursday, April 21st! In this class, Kris will teach students how to utilize plant material, such as leaves, flowers and indigo dyes to create stunning colorful effects on silk scarves...
Book Review: 'Violent Crimes' (04/18/16)
Phillip Margolin. Harper, 304 pp. $26.99
"A Sense of Place" exhibit at Arts on Grand (04/18/16)
Featured work by Wendell Arneson
Steven Tyler to make appearance at the Iowa State Fair (04/14/16)
Steven Tyler & the Loving Mary Band is the latest act announced for the 2016 Iowa State Fair Grandstand Concert Series presented by U.S. Cellular. Show details are as follows: Showtime at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand is Saturday, August 20th at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 16th at 10 a.m. Tickets: $65, $55, and $45...
Disney in Concert at the Orpheum (04/12/16)
Come be enchanted by Disney In Concert Magical Music from the Movies with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, projected video clips from iconic Disney films, and four leading vocalists. The Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City hosts the event May 19, with one show at 7:39 p.m. Tickets are $37.50-$62.50...
Weddings and Engagements
Pittman and Breon Engagement (04/26/16)
Jim and Donna Pittman of Storm Lake would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son Andy Pittman to Hailee Breon, daughter of Deb Pagel of Iowa Falls. The groom to be is the grandson of Charlotte and the late Bob Sitzmann, and Jane Pittman. The bride elect is the granddaughter of Dennis and Kathy Pagel of Webster City. The bride and groom to be reside in Waukee and are planning a June wedding at St. Boniface Catholic Church...
Grant and Ballou Engagement (04/21/16)
Denise and William Ballou of Storm Lake are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, DeAnna Patrisha to Ryan Spencer Grant, son of Dr. Roy and Michelle Grant of Storm Lake. DeAnna and Ryan are graduates of Storm Lake High School and both are currently studying at Brigham Young University in Rexburg, Idaho...
Hansen and Smith Engagement (04/21/16)
Stephanie Smith, Emmetsburg, and Thomas Hansen, Alta, announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Stephanie is the daughter of Mary and the late Roger Smith of Emmetsburg. Thomas is the son of Denton and Melissa Hansen of Alta. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Emmetsburg High School and is currently employed with the Tom James Company in Kansas City as a sales consultant...
Vanderhoff and Miller Engagement (04/19/16)
Kayla Ann Miller and Alex Blake Vanderhoff announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Parents of the couple are Bob and Ruthann Miller, Fonda, and Jack and Karla Vanderhoff, Newell. Kayla and Alex are 2010 graduates of Newell-Fonda Community School and 2014 graduates of Morningside College, Sioux City. ...
Bennigsdorf and Hertz Engagement (04/19/16)
Greg and Deb Hertz of Laurens, along with Keith and Lorie Bennigsdorf of Storm Lake, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of Megan Hertz and Kurtis Bennigsdorf. Megan is a 2011 graduate of Laurens-Marathon High School and a 2015 graduate of University of South Dakota with a degree in Elementary Education. Megan is a preschool teacher for the Newell-Fonda School District...
Wells and Kier Engagement (04/12/16)
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kier of Newell announce the engagement of their daughter Mindy to Austin Wells, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wells of Fonda. Mindy is a graduate of Iowa Central Community College of Fort Dodge. She has a degree in Dental Hygiene and is employed in Spencer at VanHofwegen and Munter Family Dental...
Johnson and Olson Engagement (03/31/16)
Terry and JoLayne Olson of Storm Lake are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Hannah Joy Olson to Jacob Benjamin Johnson, son of Dirk and Laura Johnson of San Jose, California. They extend an invitation, to the many friends, teachers and members of the community that have blessed Hannah's life, to join with them in celebrating this joyous occasion. ...
Cox and Pudenz Engagement (03/31/16)
Mrs. Cindy Pudenz and the late Melvin Pudenz are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Pudenz to Adam Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cox and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Gilmore. The wedding is planned at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake on April 30...
Gustafson and Munger Engagement (03/31/16)
Allyson Munger of Schaller, and Leonard and Kelly Munger, of Sibley, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Munger, to Dylan Gustafson, both of Aurelia. The groom is the son of Michelle Gustafson, of Storm Lake. The groom is a forklift operator at Tyson Fresh Meats of Storm Lake. ...
Thompson and Pickhinke Engagement (03/22/16)
J.R. and Olivia Thompson with Ben and Nora Pickhinke are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their parents, Kari Thompson of Newell and Brian Pickhinke of Early. Kari is a nurse for Dr. David Crippen, MD at Unity Point Family Medicine in Storm Lake and Brian owns and operates Pickhinke Backhoe and Tiling in Early. The wedding is April 9 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Newell, to celebrate their marriage...
Bibler and Smith Wedding (03/22/16)
Jessy Bibler and Travis Smith were married February 20 at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake. Parents of the couple are Rick and Yumi Bibler and Cindy Bibler of Alta and Ted and Julie Smith of Storm Lake. Jessy is a graduate of Buena Vista University and currently teaches at St. Mary's. Travis is a graduate of Iowa State University and works at Alta Implement and farms. The couple is living outside of Storm Lake...
Boevers and Manama Engagement (03/17/16)
Robert and Carol Maneman of Fonda announce the engagement of their daughter, Keisha Mae Maneman to Nathan James Boevers. The groom is the son of Dick and Pat Boevers of Newell. The bride is a teacher at Albert City -- Truesdale Elementary. The groom works for Northwest Bank in Spencer. They plan to marry June 25th, at Saint Columbkille in Varina...
Johnson and Besaw Engagement (03/15/16)
Herb and Jane Besaw of Storm Lake are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Callie Besaw, to Evan Johnson, son of Scott and Deanna Johnson of Albert City. The bride-to-be is a 2012 high school graduate from Storm Lake St. Mary's and will graduate with a Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree from Simpson College in Indianola this April. ...
Police and Sheriff's Blotter
Police Blotter (04/28/16)
Trespass On the morning of Monday, April 25, at approximately 9:50 a.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to 1405 North Seneca Street in reference to a trespass. Upon arrival police made contact with the property manager who reported that he had secured on video at the apartment complex evidence that alleged that a David Biel, age 51 and a Nyaluak Tut, age 47 both of Storm Lake had illegally dumped garbage and mattresses into the apartment complex after being told not do so previously and be told not to return to the property.. ...
Police Blotter (04/28/16)
False report to 911 On the evening of Saturday, April 23, at approximately 11:26 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to 721C West 9th Street in reference to a report of several 911 calls coming from the residence. Upon arrival of police they made contact with the occupant identified as Roger Crawford, age 62, of Storm Lake...
Police and Fire Blotter (04/26/16)
Carbon monoxide in home On the afternoon of Thursday, April 21, at approximately 3:20 p.m., the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to 5895 110th Avenue, in reference to an unidentified odor and hazy condition in the residence. Upon arrival of fire fighters they determined that the odor was caused by a malfunctioning propane water heater. ...
Police and Fire Blotter (04/21/16)
Misuse of 911 On the morning of Sunday, April 17, at approximately 3:45 a.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to 721C West 9th Street in reference to a person who called 911 for an inappropriate reason. Responding officers were advised that the 911 caller asked the 911 operator for the phone number to a casino in Lake Tahoe...
More details released in forgery case (04/19/16)
Storm Lake Police have released more details on the arrest of former BuenaVista Regional Medical Center CEO Todd Hudspeth. A forgery incident had first been reported to police in early February. Police were advised by the reporting party that a check in the amount of $10,000 had been presented to the Storm Lake Meta Bank allegedly bearing the forged signature of the reporting party...
Healthbeat
Fitness and Nutrition (04/26/16)
Paola Michel, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Fitness Specialist, educated the Newell-Fonda elementary students on the importance of fitness and exercise during their recent Nutrition/Activity Day. Students from pre-school through 5th grade worked very hard on all stations...
Advancepierre Foods recalls pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen (04/26/16)
AdvancePierre Foods, a Cincinnati, OH establishment, is recalling approximately3,469 pounds of breaded pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced recently. The product contains eggs, a known allergen, which are not declared on the product label...
Upcoming May events at BVRMC (04/26/16)
2 - Watch Me Grow, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. CFW 3 - Storm Lake Community Blood Drive-LifeServe Blood Center, 12:30 - 6 p.m. BVRMC Specialty Clinic 3- Sibling Class, 6:30 p.m. CFW 5- BLS for Healthcare Providers Skills Evaluation, 10 - 11 a.m. KEC 5- Young at Heart, Total Joint Replacement, Speaker: Dr. Seth Harrer, 1 p.m. KEC...
CommUNITY Education to hold headache relief class (04/26/16)
When headaches are giving you trouble and you don't know why, the reason and the solution might be easier than you think. One of the greatest mysteries behind headaches is the "Why?" and one of the biggest reasons we overlook, is the muscles. Learn how to treat your headache with simple, easy techniques that you can do anywhere to help lessen or relieve your headache...
Upcoming blood drive (04/26/16)
Blood donors have an incredible superpower -- they can save three local lives every eight weeks! Each blood donation made with LifeServe Blood Center will go on to help up to three area hospital patients. One in seven people entering the hospital will need a lifesaving blood transfusion. Help ensure the blood's there when it's needed by scheduling an appointment at this upcoming blood drive:...
Donation (04/18/16)
The Buena Vista Regional Medical Center HIM Department collected and donated items for CAASA as a community volunteer project. Members of the HIM Department are pictured here with Chelsea Hogrefe, CAASA Communication and Marketing Coordinator.
Donation to Abben Cancer Center (04/18/16)
Alyce Shatto and Helen Foote representatives of the inactive chapter of the Past President Parley of the American Legion Auxiliary, awarded the group's remaining funds to the Spencer Regional Healthcare Foundation to be used to enhance patient care services at Abben Cancer Center. The gift is given in honor of all the past presidents of the group. Kristy Connor, social worker at Abben Cancer Center, and Mindy Gress, executive director for the foundation, are also pictured...
Medical grants available for children in Iowa (04/18/16)
The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from Iowa families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child's health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan...
Spike Out Cancer (03/22/16)
Foreign exchange student Katrine Lia from Norway has been attending Storm Lake High School her senior year. Katrine participated in the high school Spike Out Cancer event that supports Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Oncology. She posted a photo from that event on Instagram in connection with her host program, EF Education Foundation for Foreign Study, Inc. ...
ISU Extension and Outreach sponsoring babysitting clinic in Storm Lake (03/22/16)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Buena Vista County will be hosting a babysitting clinic for youth in 5th grade and 6th grade on Monday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic will be held at the United Methodist Church's Family Life Center at 211 East 3rd Street in Storm Lake. A fee of $10 covers lunch, snacks and childcare resources. Financial assistance is available...
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Proud parents Jaydon and Sarah Reinert and big sister Elin welcomed with love, Nile Owen Reinert on March 21 at 8:31 a.m.

Nile was 8 pounds 8.2 ounces and 19.75 inches long. He was born at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. The Reinert family resides in Ankeny.

Grandparents are Mike and Brenda Reinert of Alta, Larry and Judy Jackson of Des Moines and great-grandmother Jean Jackson of Glenwood.

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Fishing after dark bringing the most luck for anglers (04/28/16)
Here is a look at the DNR Fishing Report. Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake) Black Crappie - Fair: Fish near shore with a crawler or small minnow on a jig in the marina and near the inlet. Walleye - Fair: Shore and boat anglers are picking up walleye. Use crawlers or crankbaits near shore on the north and south areas of the lake. Fish in the evening and into dark for the most action...
Ernst endorses King campaign (04/28/16)
U.S .Senator Joni Ernst has endorsed Congressman Steve King for re-election. "I am honored to receive Joni Ernst's endorsement and support. We first met in the middle of the night on one my trips to visit troops. Then Captain Ernst commanded the 1168th transportation company tasked with hauling supplies overland from Kuwait to Baghdad. ...
Iowa Communities win Build with Bags grants (04/28/16)
Many city parks and schools throughout Iowa will soon have new park benches, planters or picnic tables courtesy of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association's Build with Bags program. The announcement was made in honor of Earth Day that 18 Iowa communities would be receiving grants of up to $2,000 to purchase items made from recycled plastic bags. Items include park benches made by Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls. One park bench represents approximately 10,600 bags that won't end up in the landfill...
Sioux City leaders discuss riverfront revamp, Ferris wheel (04/26/16)
SIOUX CITY - Sioux City officials have continued discussions about future redevelopment of the riverfront. The Sioux City Journal reports that about 25 people, mostly city officials, attended a second public input meeting Tuesday to discuss possible plans for the city's riverfront, including a Ferris wheel...
Grassley mulls skipping national GOP convention to campaign (04/26/16)
DES MOINES - Sen. Charles Grassley says he may go to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July if he can find a hotel or motel for one night. He says he doesn't like spending money for five nights of lodging. He says he's gone to every convention since 1980 and always swears he'll not go again. He may campaign for re-election in Iowa instead. Senators seeking re-election often skip the convention...
Iowa State Government working to improve cybersecurity (04/26/16)
As the Legislature is moving toward adjournment, this will most likely be the final newsletter for this session. It has been an honor representing you in the Iowa House, and I would invite you to contact me if you ever need assistance. On December 21, 2015, Governor Branstad signed Executive Order 87, which calls for the state and its agencies to develop a cybersecurity strategy. ...
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on RLGA trade mission in Israel (04/21/16)
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, returning home to Iowa from an economic and business-development trade mission with the Republican Lt. Governors Association (RLGA) to Israel last week, announced that she was able to meet with the current Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu...
Record setting Spring walleye netting season (04/21/16)
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources' spring fish spawning season is over and Iowa's two walleye hatcheries are filled to capacity as netting crews collected enough walleye to produce 1,048 quarts of walleye eggs at the Spirit Lake hatchery and 846 quarts at the Rathbun hatchery...
Gas prices play around the $2 mark, stay below in SL (04/21/16)
Average retail gasoline prices in Iowa have risen 7.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.11/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,036 gas outlets in Iowa. This compares with the national average that has increased 6.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.11/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. In Storm Lake, gas prices are $1.99, up 10 cents from last week...
Anglers still having luck despite windy conditions (04/19/16)
Here is a look at the DNR Fishing Report. Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake) Water temperatures are in the upper 40's. A few walleye have been picked up near shore. Anglers have had the most luck fishing the north side of the lake near the Chautauqua Jetty...
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