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Stories from Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Students to travel to NYC for chance-of-a-lifetime 'arts' tour (04/06/04)
Several Storm Lake High School students, along with a Newell-Fonda student and two Alta students, will take part in a fine arts trip to New York City later this week and have the opportunity to take part in acting workshops and see several Broadway productions...
Albert City-Truesdale to hold kindergarten round up on April 15 (04/06/04)
Registration for prekindergarten and kindergarten students who will attend school at Albert-City-Truesdale in the fall of 2004 will be held on Thursday, April 15, from 6-7 p.m. in the AC-T library. Children are eligible if age three by September 15, for Pre-kindergarten and children who will be five by September 15 for Kindergarten. Tuition costs for Pre-kindergarten are $50 month for half days and $85 a month for all day...
Projects taking shape for BVU campus this summer (04/06/04)
Buena Vista University is proceeding with plans to enclose the east entrance to the Siebens Forum building with an above-ground structure featuring a domed top of spandrel glass and copper covering. Project cost is estimated at $1.3 million. The current entry, with broad open steps leading to the entry doors well below ground level, has caused concerns for the fire marshal and in snow removal, as well as leaking in the library area. ...
Freedom Quilts honor lost veterans (04/06/04)
The Freedom Quilt project has expanded to include families of veterans lost in American military service during the war on terrorism, after delivering thousands of quilts for families of those killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks. Betty Nielsonof Fonda took this batch of quilts to Ft. ...
BV Public Health marks fight against birth defects (04/06/04)
This year, join with Buena Vista County Public Health & Home Care and celebrate the successes in the battle against birth defects during Iowa Public Health Week, April 5-11. Each year, about 150,000 babies are born with a birth defect in this country. Despite the amazing advances of the Human Genome Project, and its promising prospects for future genetics research, birth defects are still the leading cause of infant mortality...
Production tax credits critical to area's alternative energy hopes (04/06/04)
What is a production tax credit and why is it important to Northwest Iowa? In order for continued development of alternative energy in this region of the country, from biodiesel as being considered for a plant in the Newell area, to wind, with a large portion on a massive wind turbine energy farm in waiting for the Schaller region, the people and companies doing the development need an incentive and a reason for doing it...
Radio personality dies in an accident at Rembrandt Enterprises (04/06/04)
Memorial services will be held tomorrow for a Storm Lake man who died from injuries in a work-related accident at Rembrandt Enterprises on Friday. Victor Duran was working on the roof of the plant when he apparently slipped and fell, according to county sheriff's officials. He was transported by ambulance, and transferred to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, where he passed away later that day...
SL 'Save The Depot' group looks north (04/06/04)
The small group working to save the Storm Lake railroad depot from demolition has decided to take their fight to the top, even if it means a long journey to Montreal. Brad Strader and his committee have been working for months with the Canadian National Railroad's regional official in Chicago, but have grown tired of receiving no response to their efforts, and are now preparing a proposal to go directly to the president and CEO of the railroad in Canada...
Wedding (04/06/04)
Dionne Kay Delbridge and Michael Dean Hudson were married at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 12, 2004 at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, Colorado with Pastor Sam Williams officiating. The bride is the daughter of David and Debra Delbridge of Alta. She is the granddaughter of Carl and Margelet Delbridge, of Alta, and Ms. Betty Crouch and the late Arthur Gene Crouch of Enid, Oklahoma. The groom is the son of Richard and Ruby Hudson of Gastonia, North Carolina...
Engagement (04/06/04)
Sorensen and Van Vactor Janelle Sorensen and Jason Van Vactor announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Janelle is the daughter of Mary Beth and Jerry Sorensen of Storm Lake, and Jason is the son of Alberta and Mark Van Vactor of Council Bluffs...
Counties seek money from traffic fines (04/06/04)
County law enforcement officials who spend time ticketing speeders are supporting a bill in the Legislature that would add a $5 surcharge to the fine and deposit that money in county treasuries. Under current law, if a state trooper issues a ticket, the money goes to the state. If a police officer makes a stop under a city ordinance, the city and state split the fine, with 90 percent going to the city and the rest to the state...
State awards benefits in harassment case (04/06/04)
A Humboldt woman who quit her job at a manufacturing plant after complaining of sexual harassment has been awarded unemployment benefits by the state. Candy Mudgett resigned in January from Chantland-PVS Co. in Humboldt, north of Fort Dodge, where she worked as a metal fabricator. In state records, she alleged that male co-workers harassed her verbally and physically over the course of six years...
Storm Lake boys track team fourth in quad (04/06/04)
The Storm Lake High boys track and field team took fourth place here Friday in the Denison Quadrangular, according to coach Jeff Brennan. Harlan won the meet with 83 points while Denison-Schleswig was second with 63, Cherokee third with 52 and the Tornadoes fourth with 50 points...
BVU sweeps Dubuque to go 2-0 in IIAC (04/06/04)
The Buena Vista University baseball team is off to a perfect start in the Iowa Conference schedule, thanks to a sweep here Saturday afternoon of Dubuque University. The Beavers improved to 8-8 overall and to 2-0 in IIAC play with a 7-1 win over Dubuque in game one and a 6-5 win in nine innings in game two...
Go and Do Events (04/06/04)
Earth Day with the Garden Club - The Buena View Federated Garden Club will meet Thursday, April 8 at the Storm Lake Library. Audrey Miller will present a program, "What is Earth Day?" Everyone is welcome. RC Fun Fly - The Northwest Iowa Radio Control Club members will be hosting an RC airplane and helicopter Fun Fly at the Storm Lake Airport, 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 17...
Three days of rodeo action at Cherokee (04/06/04)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and Barnes/MJM Rodeo Company are preparing for another great ride at the 2004 Cherokee PRCA Rodeo scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, June 3-4-5. For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Cherokee PRCA Rodeo will crown its own Rodeo Queen...
Funeral Arrangements (04/06/04)
John Fredrick Binder September 19, 1949 - April 5, 2004 Funeral services for John Fredrick Binder, 54, Galesburg, Illinois, formerly of Storm Lake, were held Monday, April 5, at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake with Reverend Duane Queen officiating. Burial was in the Storm Lake Buena Vista Memorial Cemetery. Watson Funeral Home in Galesburg, Illinois, was in charge of arrangements...
Our Readers Respond (04/06/04)
No skirting the issue TO THE EDITOR: My short skirt is not an invitation, a provocation, an indication, that I want it, or give it, or that I hook. My short skirt is not begging for it, it does not want you to rip it off me or pull it down. My short skirt is not a legal reason for raping me; although it has been before, it will not hold up in the new court. - (Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler)...
Editor's View (04/06/04)
The plight of county governments - from skyrocketing health insurance costs to plunging agland tax revenue - has been clearly lamented. And this time it isn't a Chicken Little case - the sky really is falling. So it is no surprise that in Buena Vista County, all of the outside agencies, except for SLADC industrial development, took a little hit in the wallet. From the libraries to the county fair, they will have to tighten the belt for at least one year...