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Stories from Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Snedeker headed for pageant (08/10/04)
To most people, Cassy Snedeker of Newell would seem just like your average, small-town girl. But there's a lot more to this 13-year-old than meets the eye. Snedeker, the 1999 Miss Buena Vista County and reigning Miss Iowa Junior Teen, is headed for the Miss Tennessee Junior Teen Pageant Aug. 26-29 in Nashville where she has been invited to sing Amazing Grace for the pageant. She will also help with judging the pageant...
All-State (08/10/04)
They are the cream of the crop when it comes to high school vocalists. They all took part in the intensive three-day All-State Choir Camp at Buena Vista University. The highlight of the event was joining all 215 voices together to present a special concert in Schaller Chapel...
BVU takes part in private College week (08/10/04)
Iowa Private College was held last week, sponsored by the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU). The week-long event is designed to give prospective students and their families a special opportunity to visit the state's 31 nonprofit, private college campuses, including Buena Vista University. ...
BV Jail in Concordia site denied zoning nod counteroffer (08/10/04)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors will have to go back to the drawing board after the Storm Lake Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night recommended denial of a rezoning request to make way for the former Concordia site on West Milwaukee to become the new site for the county jail...
Vision Iowa funds run low (08/10/04)
As Storm Lake delivers its application to the Vision Iowa board tomorrow, local leaders remain confident of multi- million-dollar funding to help create a destination park. However, the question may be how much the state has left to spend by the time Storm Lake's Project AWAYSIS gets to the table for negotiation...
Newell Pride bucks the trends (08/10/04)
We've all seen them, small towns that have given up the ghost and died, with the only remaining vestige of a community a rusted railroad track leading to a pigeon-speckled grain elevator. It's hard to see a town die. All the hopes, all the dreams of generations wither into decay. It seems, though, that just as there are a number of reasons towns die there are also a number of reasons town survive...
Dredging progresses at rapid pace (08/10/04)
Despite heavy rains that delayed dredging on Storm Lake early this summer, the work is going at a very rapid pace, the Lake Improvement Commission learned at its Monday meeting. City of Storm Lake Public Works Director Pat Kelly said over 300,000 cubic yards of sludge had been removed from the lake. ...
Local AEA official studies in Mexico to improve education in SL region (08/10/04)
Dictionaries, translators, and maps weren't enough for Kathy Brenny when she visited the state of Michoacan, Mexico. "There was no English!" she exclaimed. "We got excited when we saw a Pepsi truck - we could read the word!" Kathy continued on to explain how her visit to Mexico compared to Spanish-speaking students coming to Iowa. "No one here speaks their language, knows their culture, knows their traditions and values," she says with a tinge of sadness in her voice...
Opposition on sale of Farm Credit Services (08/10/04)
Opposition to the proposed foreign ownership of Farm Credit Services of America is spreading among farmers in Iowa, the largest of four states served by the Omaha-based farm lending cooperative. Rabobank, a Dutch banking giant, announced on July 30 it will pay $1.4 billion for the cooperative...
Terra Industries to acquire Mississippi Chemical (08/10/04)
Terra Industries Inc. is acquiring Mississippi Chemical Corp. in a deal worth $268 million, the companies announced Monday. Terra, a Sioux City-based nitrogen fertilizer company, will acquire all the outstanding shares of Mississippi Chemical, a producer of nitrogen products for crop nutrients and industrial applications...
Brown leads Tribe to 3A state title (08/10/04)
Storm Lake native Katie Brown has had a busy week. Brown, who now lives in Spirit Lake, pitched the Spirit Lake softball team to the Class 3A state title in Fort Dodge, pitching 21 innings in the tournament and emerging the winning pitcher in wins over Humboldt (8-1), Winterset (2-1) and the state championship game against Waukee (3-0)...
NW Iowa marks anniversary of Lewis and Clark (08/10/04)
As tourists from across the country make their way along the Lewis and Clark Trail following the actual dates in Lewis and Clark's journals, final preparations for bicentennial events in Sioux City are now underway. For the 15th consecutive year, the Sergeant Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center will have a key role in commemorating both the expedition's journey through present-day Sioux City as well as the untimely death of Sergeant Charles Floyd...
Funeral Announcements (08/10/04)
Teresa Stoner February 2, 1947 - August 3, 2004 Funeral mass for Teresa Stoner, age 57, Peterson, was held Saturday, August 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sioux Rapids, with Reverend John Kane officiating. Teresa died Tuesday, August 3 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa...
My View (08/10/04)
Taxes, taxes, and more taxes. The only two things for certain are death and taxes. As a society, we have come to accept death (at least some people have). However, we seem to have a very difficult time accepting how we are taxed and how that money is spent...
Our Readers Respond (08/10/04)
What is the Kerry plan? TO THE EDITOR: Since I am not really interested in political speeches, Republican or Democrat, I didn't watch much of the Democratic Convention. However, I did read about some of Senator Kerry's comments and promises in his acceptance speech. ...