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Casting Crowns first act announced for 2015 Clay County Fair (03/31/15)
The Clay County Fair has announced its first act for 2015, an evening of contemporary Christian music featuring Casting Crowns with special guest For King & Country in the U.S. Cellular Grandstand at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. "It's a joy to bring a great night of contemporary Christian music back to the fair," Clay County Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons said. ...
Taking Stage: Another Noteworthy Story (03/31/15)
Taking Stage: Another Noteworthy Story is a documentary based on the Storm Lake High School Music Program's recent trip to Florida. The band, choir, and orchestra competed at Walt Disney World. The premiere will take place Saturday, April 25 at 2 p.m. in the Buena Vista University Anderson Auditorium. You can follow them on facebook at www.facebook.com/MusicMovesStormLake...
'A Different Kind of Egg Hunt,' put on by the O'Brien County Conservation Board (03/31/15)
This event returns to the O'Brien County Conservation Board lineup due to the tremendous success from last year. Join fellow treasure hunters as the Conservation Board hosts an egg hunt with a technological twist. Join the naturalist on Thursday, April 2 at 5 p.m. for a "Different Kind of Egg Hunt."...
Railroad historian is guest speaker for museum event (03/31/15)
Dr. Rudolph Daniels, noted author of two books on North America's railroads, "Trains Across the Continent," and "Sioux City Railroads" will be featured at the Buena Vista County Historical Association General Membership meeting and museum open house. Currently known as Iowa's "Super Conductor" he will offer a program "Trains Across Iowa" sponsored by Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau grant...
Stewart Buck's 'Tracks' at Arts on Grand (03/30/15)
Arts on Grand is pleased to present an exhibit of pastel work by artist Stewart Buck. His work will be on display from April 7th through May 9th. An artist reception will be held on April 9th from 5 -- 7 p.m., with an artist talk beginning at 5:30 pm. Viewing of the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served...
N-F Jazz Band to perform at the Iowa Jazz Championships (03/30/15)
The Newell-Fonda Jazz Band, under the direction of Colleen Hecht, will be participating in class 1A at the 40th Annual Iowa Jazz Championships on Tuesday, March 31st, in Des Moines. Musco Lighting from Oskaloosa, sponsors the event in cooperation with Iowa Jazz Championships, Inc., Jazz Educators of Iowa, and the Iowa Music Educators Association...
THE PILOT REVIEW: 'Insurgent' offers more action than plot (03/24/15)
"The Divergent Series: Insurgent," now showing at the Vista III in Storm Lake. Rated PG-13. Run time 118 minutes. OUR SCORE: Two and a half stars out of five
The Secret Garden Opens April 4 on the Old Creamery's Main Stage (03/24/15)
The Secret Garden, The Old Creamery's first Theatre for Young Audiences show of 2015, opens April 4 and runs through April 18 on the Old Creamery's Main Stage, with shows on Saturdays at 1 p.m. with a special morning show on April 18 at 10 am. A golden key opens a secret ivy-covered door to a wondrous garden, for neglected orphan Mary. ...
Yes, Deana Carter did shave her legs for this... (03/23/15)
Drenched in sun-kissed natural beauty both inside and out, Deana Carter didn't take a seemingly easy route to stardom, but instead chose to defy the conventional expectations of the typical Nashville artist blueprint and make her own mark. And she did, undeniably taking the industry and fans by storm with her wildly successful multi-platinum international debut "Did I Shave My Legs For This?" more than a decade ago. ...
'Dreamcoat' set for April debut (03/23/15)
Performances are set for April 24-26, April 30 and May 3 for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at Spencer Community Theater. Curtain times are 7:30 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays. The house opens 30 minutes before curtain time. Tickets are $18 for adults, $9 for students, and will go on sale April 13. Call 712-262-7336 for information...
Good for Gary brings dance sound to new area festival (03/19/15)
Your typical midwestern cover band spends its time polishing time-worn glam tunes from the 1980s. Not the case with Good for Gary, a Twin Cities troupe that cuts a wide swath through current chart fare. The popular band is part of the lineup for the 1st Annual Rock'n Bac'n Brew'n on Saturday, March 28 at the Clay County Regional Events Center...
Police and Sheriff's Blotter
Police Blotter (03/31/15)
Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department.
Police Blotter (03/30/15)
Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department.
Police Blotter (03/26/15)
Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department.
S.D. man leads police on wild chase into cabin (03/24/15)
Two South Dakota men ended up in jail last weekend, after one took a swing at a police officer, and the other led an officer on a foot chase through an occupied tourist cabin. Shortly after midnight Saturday, an officer on patrol in the King's Pointe parking lot saw two men yelling near the east side of the resort. ...
Mother charged with endangerment after allegedly assaulting kids (03/24/15)
A Storm Lake woman was booked into county jail after allegedly leaving her young children alone Saturday night, then returning and striking her two sons in the face. Police were called to a residence in the 200 block of Russell Street around 7:40 p.m. for a reported assault...
Police Blotter (03/24/15)
Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department.
Couple arrested for drunk driving with four children in car (03/23/15)
A Sac County couple was jailed Wednesday after being stopped in a vehicle with their four young children, and were found to be intoxicated. Sac County Sheriff's department has charged Scott McDonald and Sara Tacey, both age 30 from Lake View, with four counts each of Child Endangerment following a traffic stop...
Police Blotter (03/23/15)
Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department.
Police Blotter (03/19/15)
Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department.
Healthbeat
Self-defense training (03/30/15)
The BVRMC Safety Department hosted a Self-Defense class for employees on Wednesday, March 25th. The instructor of the class was Dan Waites, owner and operator of Storm Lake-based Kenpo Karate. Dan has practiced and taught the art of self defense for many years. ...
Sievers joins Foundation Board (03/30/15)
The Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation welcomed Judy Sievers, Storm Lake, as a new member of the Board of Directors at its meeting held March 24. Judy and her husband, Scott, have owned Scott Sievers Trucking, Inc. based in Albert City since 1987. ...
June E. Nylen Cancer Center marks 20 year anniversary (03/30/15)
For 20 years, the June E. Nylen Cancer Center has led the region in comprehensive cancer care. The center officially opened its doors March 27, 1995 as the Siouxland Regional Cancer Center as a not-for-profit joint venture of UnityPoint Health --St. ...
BVRMC CARES FOR KIDS (03/23/15)
The Alta Elementary School has raised $1,325.88 for the medical center's Cares for Kids program. They had a kick off on the 100th day of school and continued to raise money through the month of February. "We are very proud and appreciate the local support from the Alta Elementary School," BVRMC officials said this week. Mr. Payne's 5th grade class raised $496. As the class that raised the most money, they will be coming to BVRMC for a tour and pizza party...
NATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK (03/23/15)
BVRMC recognizes National Patient Safety Awareness week. Every department at BVRMC plays a critical role in the safety of our patients. Countless practices are used in our daily work to ensure that our patients and visitors are in the safest health care environment. Representatives from MMIC recently spoke with BVRMC employees on Patient and Team Communication. Shown is Robert S. Thompson, Director of Education for MMIC...
'Powerful Tools for Caregivers,' take care of yourself as you care for others (03/23/15)
Do you help take care of an older family member or friend? If so, you are not alone. Over 65 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or on an intermittent basis...
Blood drive coming to Storm Lake April 7 (03/23/15)
LifeServe Blood Center blood donors are the ultimate recyclers. Each unit of donated blood will positively impact the lives of three different hospital patients in our community. Whole blood donors can donate every eight weeks and LifeServe Blood Center encourages blood donors to schedule appointments regularly to help hospital patients in need...
BVRMC educational opportunities and support group sessions for April (03/23/15)
April 1 - Suicide Grief Support Group, 7 p.m. KEC 2 - BLS for Healthcare Providers Skills Evaluation, 9:30-10:30 a.m. KEC; Young at Heart, speaker Dr. Blankers, Podiatrist, 1 p.m. KEC 6 - Watch Me Grow, 10 a.m.-7p.m. CFW 7 - SL Community Blood Drive, 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m. BVRMC Specialty Clinic...
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Ryan and Becky Wuebker of Galva, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Ann Wuebker, born May 28 at 7:04 a.m. Peyton weighed 6 lb 9oz and was 20.5 inches long.

Grandparents are Rick and Deb Willer of Schaller and Wayne and Karen Wuebker of Ayrshire. Great Grandparents are Carol Wendel of Schaller, Bob and Bonnie Wuebker of Emmetsburg, and Don Ludwig of Estherville.

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Reps. King, Israel spar over 'Jewish Democrats' comment (03/30/15)
New York Democratic Congressman Steve Israel took offense with comments from western Iowa Republican peer Steve King in a radio interview last week. King said, "I don't understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following their president."...
Cherokee waits for decision on sidelined principal (03/26/15)
Cherokee Middle School Principal Larry Weede, 64, remains on administrative leave during investigation of allegations that he falsified student records. Monday, for the third month in a row, a number of supporters showed up at the Cherokee School Board meeting in hopes of seeing Weede reinstated...
Grassley: Obamacare keeping small businesses from reimbursing workers' private health insurance cost (03/24/15)
Responding to a question from Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, a representative of a major association for small businesses confirmed that a number of small businesses continue to be unaware that they are no longer permitted under the President's health care law to provide a benefit to their employees that many have provided for years -- reimbursing their employees for the cost of health insurance purchased on the individual market...
Buddy Holly crash plea gets NTSB's attention (03/23/15)
A flight expert dedicated to reopening the case of the plane crash that killed rock n roll pioneers Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the "Big Bopper" may be on the verge of achieving his aim. New England resident L.J. Coon recently appealed to the Federal Aviation Administration to launch a new study into the fatal accident - a process that could clear the name of 21-year-old pilot Roger Peterson from Alta who flew the Beechcraft Bonanza on February 3, 1959, dubbed "The Day the Music Died."...
IowaWORKS and Dyno's creating new jobs for adults with disabilities (03/23/15)
This week, IowaWORKS gave a $1,500 grant to Dyno's Oil Corporation. The grant subsidizes efforts to train Dyno's management, supervisors, and staff who train and work alongside adults with disabilities. In recent months, Dyno's created jobs for disabled adults in three out of their 11 locations in northwest Iowa, and has plans to create new jobs by mid-summer 2015...
Teacher bargaining bill passes House (03/19/15)
Changes to collective bargaining rules for teachers won approval in the Republican-controlled Iowa House Wednesday after two days of bitter debate on education policy. The proposal passed in a 56-41 vote, split along party lines. Under the plan, an arbitrator would have more flexibility in determining final contract terms for union-represented teachers and school employees. ...
Charles City fire chief hits elderly woman in crosswalk (03/19/15)
CHARLES CITY - Police say the Charles City fire chief struck an 86-year-old woman in a crosswalk while driving a department vehicle. The Mason City Globe Gazette reportsthat Charles City Fire Chief Eric Whipple hit Gladys Kellogg Tuesday in a downtown crosswalk. Kellogg is listed in fair condition at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota...
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