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Stories from Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Schaller girl receives 4-H award and $100 savings bond (10/12/04)
Mary Foell of Sac County received a state 4-H horticulture project award. Foell, 15, is the daughter of Bill and Laura Foell of Schaller. Her award and $100 savings bond are sponsored by the Iowa 4-H Foundation. During her eight years 4-H involvement, Foell has completed several major projects including horticulture, food and nutrition, citizenship, leadership and crop production and has served her local 4-H as president, junior leader, treasurer and secretary. ...
EXPLORATION (10/12/04)
The Advanced Career Exploration (ACE) program at the Storm Lake High School has gone by a number of names through the years, but the concept has been the same. The program is designed to assist students in developing and implementing a career plan through career exploration, hands-on activities outside the classroom and employability skills training...
Girl Scout Annual Nut Sale begins (10/12/04)
Girl Scouts in first through 12th grade are now selling their tasty treats during their annual Nut Sale, through October 17. Local troops will be offering eleven varieties of products: a holiday tin filled with pecan clusters, whole cashews, deluxe mixed nuts, butter toffee peanuts, honey roasted peanuts, cranberry trail mix and peanut squares, as well as four gourmet candies: chocolate covered peanuts, peanut butter cups, and mint filled trefoils and malted milkballs...
State Supreme Court decision has no impact on local confinements (10/12/04)
A Wednesday ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court that counties cannot control livestock confinements through local health ordinances will not affect Buena Vista County. "It's not going to affect anything in Buena Vista County," said County Zoning Administrator Kim Johnson. If an operation is large enough, it then falls under a master matrix plan, Johnson said...
Women in Denim Jan. 14-15 at BVU (10/12/04)
Women in Denim: A Conference for Women in Agriculture, will be held January 14 and 15 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. The 2005 Women in Denim Planning Committee includes: Diane Radke, Ag Partners, Albert City; Theresa Beem, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Storm Lake; Donna Burback, Farm Credit Services of America; Nancy Jenson, ISU Extension, Pocahontas County; Beulah Imming, farm wife, retired nurse; Laura Foell, ISU Extension, Sac County; Rex Wittrock, Farm Service Agency; Karen Hixon, ISU Extension, Buena Vista County; Gretchen Miller, Iowa Central Community College; Cheryl Anderson, Farm Service Agency; Rhonda Christensen, ISU Extension, Buena Vista County; Renee Braun, NRCS, BV County; Jerry Chizek, ISU Extension, Calhoun County; Marilyn Monson, Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce; Robin Eddy, Sports Rehab & Physical Therapy Center, Storm Lake; Julie Hlas, ISU Extension, Northwest Area.. ...
Early City Council approves water grant application (10/12/04)
The Early City Council has unanimously granted the mayor the authority to sign an application for a Community Development Grant for up to $300,000 to improve the beleagured water system. In a recent public hearing, no one spoke for or against the issue...
BV County won't tempt fate on hoglot regs (10/12/04)
A new ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court that counties cannot control livestock confinements through local health ordinances will not affect Buena Vista County. "It's not going to affect anything in Buena Vista County," said County Zoning Administrator Kim Johnson. If an operation is large enough, it then falls under a master matrix plan, Johnson said...
DOT hears Awaysis plan (10/12/04)
Iowa Department of Transportation commissioners were apparently impressed with a presentation by Storm Lake Project Awaysis representatives at the Storm Lake Municipal Airport Monday. The commission was in Storm Lake to hear the presentation and to tour projects throughout northwest Iowa before holding its monthly meeting in Le Mars...
Edwards pledges war on meth labs (10/12/04)
Vice Presidential hopeful Sen. John Edwards Monday said more funding for police and a tighter rein on methamphetamine precursors are an essential part of cutting meth production and use, especially in rural areas like northwest Iowa. Edwards made his remarks during a noon telephone conference with selected newspapers from around the country, including the Pilot-Tribune...
BV is 16% Latino, highest in Iowa (10/12/04)
Business signs in Spanish have started to pop up in a number of Iowa cities, promoting eateries, night clubs and grocery stores to a booming Hispanic population. That's nothing new to Storm Lakers. A new Census study released this month shows Buena Vista county with the largest percentage of Hispanics in its total population in Iowa, at 15.9 percent...
Carroll man arrested for driving mower (10/12/04)
A man who was arrested for driving his riding lawnmower on the street says he'll fight the charge. Scott Limbrecht, 44, of Carroll, was stopped by a police officer last month when he drove the mower home from a gas station about 1 1/2 blocks. He said most of the trip was on a sidewalk, but when he pulled into the street, the police showed up...
Prosecutors say Honken had motive, means and opportunity to kill (10/12/04)
Prosecutors say convicted drug dealer Dustin Honken had the motive, means and opportunity to get rid of the five people he's accused of killing to protect his business 11 years ago. In closing arguments on Monday, prosecutors also said Honken made false statements, destroyed evidence and acted like a man with plenty to hide in the weeks after three adults and two children disappeared...
Top-ranked Pirates roll up 616 yards in rout of K-P (10/12/04)
Three Galva-Holstein running backs rushed for over 100-yards here Friday night as the top-ranked Pirates continued to roll with a 52-0 win over Kingsley-Pierson. Senior Keith Hustedt led the way with 115 yards on just 11 carries, an average of 10.5 yards per rush. Fullback Evan Platt rushed for 108 yards on 12 carries and Tyler Gebers ran 16 times for 105 yards...
Alta boys harriers win again; now state-ranked by Register (10/12/04)
As the fall season winds down and district meets loom, the Alta High boys cross country team is hitting its stride - literally. The Cyclones won for the third time in their last four meets here Saturday at the Charger Invitational. Alta finished with 62 points to 65 for Sioux Central and 92 for Galva-Holstein...
Alone at the top (10/12/04)
There's nothing more valuable than making a statement early in an overtime game. The Buena University football team did just that here Saturday at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium Saturday, where it beat Luther 28-21 in overtime. Beaver running back Chad Pearson scored on a 25-yard counter play to the right side on BVU's first play from scrimmage in the first overtime period...
Poetic Justice (10/12/04)
Some may have noticed that Governor Vilsack appointed Iowa's second Poet Laureate, Robert Dana, on September 7, as an introduction to the year, "Arts in Iowa." And some may question the need for or worth of a Poet Laureate. The office of Poet Laureate, actually a continuation of minstrels and versifiers in court, began in England with a pension granted to Ben Jonson by James I in 1616. ...
Funeral Arrangements (10/12/04)
Elizabeth Harder March 29, 1914 - October 7, 2004 Funeral services for Elizabeth E. Harder, age 90, of Galva were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 11 at the Galva United Methodist Church in Galva under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes. The Reverends Ron Johannsen and Ron Johnson officiated the service, with burial following in Galva Township Cemetery East...
Guest Opinion (10/12/04)
After reporting on countless school board meetings in Iowa, I have long ago concluded that there's nothing more fantastically disturbing than an a really angry mother, a mom on a mission. Put me in a room with a dead-broke meth addict who hasn't had a snort for 72 hours before sending me to dutifully record the protestations of the mad moms...
Readers Respond (10/12/04)
Abortion as a crime In response to the guest opinion, "If abortion is illegal, what is the penalty?" Dear Mr. Burns, Your article was very sarcastic. You made us pro-life people seem like dummies who haven't thought through the implications of our beliefs. ...