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Stories from Monday, November 17, 2003

Arts on the River (11/17/03)
The scenic little riverfront town of Linn Grove is serving as a lightning rod for some of Iowa's most talented artisans. What would you least expect to find in a funky waterfront canoe rental and bait shop gathering spot? Beautiful tooled leather, fine rustic western-style furnishings, expressive ceramic sculpture, handmade high-fashion jewelry, bronze sculptures?...
CE builds 'fix-it' program for elderly, but needs help (11/17/03)
A new Storm Lake program is seeking to connect senior citizens in need with handy people who can help to do necessary projects around their homes and yards. CommUnity Education is starting "Handy Helpers" to answer the need. "Several elderly people have expressed to us the need to find people who can take on small odd jobs. ...
One school, 16 reasons (11/17/03)
Two Storm Lake elementary educators representing the Elementary School Improve-ment Team were on hand at the Storm Lake School Board meeting Wednesday night to lend support for a possible new, one site elementary building. Barb Lange, first grade teacher at East Elementary, and Sheryl Kleppe, counselor at North and South Elementaries, gave a PowerPoint presentation that outlined 16 separate reasons why teachers would like to see the four present elementaries combined under one roof...
Cutting-edge practical science in store for new BVU Center (11/17/03)
As students, faculty, and staff mill past the construction of the new Estelle Siebens Science Center, they can't help but be blinded by the light reflecting off the squeaky-clean rotunda windows. However, the blindness is nothing compared with the butterflies in their stomachs caused by the excitement for the opening of the new facility in the fall of 2004...
Wedding (11/17/03)
Jessica Braunschweig, Des Moines, and Michael Norris, Des Moines, were married on June 28, at Smith Memorial Chapel at Simpson College, Indianola, with Dr. David Clark officiating. Parents are Jerry and Connie Braunschweig, and Michael and Dianne Norris, all of Alta...
BV Health gets major grant for breast cancer awareness (11/17/03)
Breast cancer is the primary cancer diagnosed in women; yet, it is treatable if discovered early through clinical breast exams or mammograms. Unfortunately, many Iowa women don't receive the appropriate screenings. A group of concerned health-care advocates in Buena Vista County is working to change this. With the help of a $47,083 grant from The Wellmark Foundation, the Buena Vista Health Department is coordinating the Cancer Awareness and Screening Project...
'Don't Gamble' group fights Spencer casino (11/17/03)
A citizens group in Clay County, calling itself Don't Gamble With Our Future (DGWOF), has been established to combat the proposed request for legalizing gaming by a separate group of Clay County citizens calling themselves the Clay County Gaming Initiative...
Schaller woman to lead ISU Extension (11/17/03)
Iowa State University Extension and the Sac County Extension Council are pleased to announce that Laura Foell of Schaller has accepted the position of Sac County Extension Education Director. She will begin her duties December 8. Her selection follows an extensive search process and consideration of twenty-two applicants...
S-C's Malcom headed to Syracuse University (11/17/03)
Schaller-Crestland's Jenna Malcom broke a lot of college volleyball coaches' hearts here Wednesday when she signed a letter of intent to play for Syracuse University in New York starting next fall. Malcom was recruited by ten Division I schools, Texas Tech, Texas Christian University, and the University of Houston among them...
BV gridders hope to end on winning note (11/17/03)
Buena University football coach Steve Osterberger isn't taking Dubuque University lightly, even though he has lots of reasons to. The BV gridders hope to end their season with a winning record by beating Dubuque Saturday at J.Leslie Rollins Stadium in Storm Lake. To avoid falling to 5-5 on the season, the Beavers will have to be on top of their game despite the fact that Dubuque enters the game winless at 0-9...
Funeral Arrangements (11/17/03)
Hutchinson Services for Virgil D. Hutchinson, 74, Newell, will be held on Saturday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. at First Christian Church in Sac City with Rev. Sharla Hulsey officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Sac City. Virgil passed away on Wednesday, November 12 at Buena Vista Regional Hospital in Storm Lake...
Editor's Corner (11/17/03)
Slowly, all the necessary paperwork and permits are getting done for a new $300 million-plus wind farm. You know, the one that will sprawl across Sac County and into Maple Valley Township in southwest Buena Vista County. The one that's being known as "Intrepid."...
Special Guest Opinion (11/17/03)
The following guest editorial was written by a former Buena Vista University student who is now serving in the military in Iraq. His thoughts were passed on to us by BVU administration, and the sentiment is one we feel our readers will appreciate sharing in. - The Editor...