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Stories from Monday, November 29, 2004

Holiday shopping season begins with a bang (11/29/04)
'Tis the season for long check out lines and cash registers spitting out long receipts. The day after Thanksgiving, sometimes known as "Black Friday," is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year. Storm Lake stores greeted crowds of customers getting psyched up for the season, and were not shy with the special deals...
HOME is where the heart is (11/29/04)
It's a great almost-Christmas present for Josephina, who works at the Storm Lake Wal-Mart. There should be plenty of room for her and her three children. This will be the sixth home Habitat for Humanity has built in Buena Vista County over the past 10 years...
Hospice offers terminally ill quality of life (11/29/04)
I am standing on the seashore. A ship spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. I stand watching her until she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says, "she is gone." Gone where? The loss of sight is in me, not in her. Just at the moment when someone says "she is gone," there are others who are watching her coming. Other voices take up the glad shout, "Here she comes," and that is dying...
Stroke Detection Plus screening to be held at KC Hall Tuesday, December 7 (11/29/04)
Stroke Detection Plus, a Des Moines based mobile ultrasound service will be coming to Storm Lake to do stroke and vascular screenings. Stroke Detection Plus scans the carotid arteries in your neck. By taking pictures and measurements to look for blockage that could lead to a stroke, 75 percent of strokes could be detected before something serious occurs. ...
Redenbaugh takes state Jaycee helm (11/29/04)
The times they are a changing. That certainly applies to the Jaycees. What was once strictly a men's organization in the early 1980s has evolved into a gender-blind organization of young professionals with Storm Lake native Molly Redenbaugh now serving as state president...
Adopt-a-Family for Christmas opens with 68 families (11/29/04)
From a lonely disabled woman and her beloved cat, to a single father struggling to raise four kids and a new granddaughter, to elderly couples on fixed incomes, to bustling families with five children, many are depending on Adopt-a-Family to come through so that there can be a Christmas this year...
SL School Board gears up for new elementary plan, cost may be $8m (11/29/04)
The Storm Lake School Board examined district goals during its November meeting this week. While the top goal will remain an improvement in student proficiency in key areas such as reading, math and science, the second goal taking shape is a new elementary school in which to continue to pursue those improvements...
Anniversary (11/29/04)
Wayne and Fernetta Siebrecht 60th Anniversary Wayne and Fernetta Siebrecht of Schaller are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on December 4 at the Odebolt Community Center from 5 to 8 p.m. They were married December 7, 1944. Their children are Richard and Rosemary Blum and David and Kathy Siebrecht. Join us in the celebration...
More Iowa families 'living on the edge' (11/29/04)
The number of Iowa families that have had trouble affording food is on the rise, according to a new government report. The U.S. Department of Agriculture study shows that 9.5 percent of the state's families have had trouble buying enough food in recent years. That was up from 8 percent a decade ago...
Health care costs for Iowa businesses up 15.7% percent (11/29/04)
Health care costs for Iowa businesses increased an average of 15.7 percent from last year, according to a survey conducted by a Clive benefits broker and consulting company. The change marked the fourth consecutive year Iowa businesses saw double-digit increases in health insurance rates, said David Lind, founder and president of David P. Lind & Associates...
Sennert's career-high paces SLHS over Alta (11/29/04)
Senior forward Amy Sennert scored a career-high 27 points here Tuesday night to lead the Storm Lake girls basketball team to an 81-61 win over Alta at the SLHS gym. Sennert made ten of 17 two-point field goals and added seven of eight free throws. Three other Storm Lake players hit double figures in scoring. Senior guard Mel Fisher added 12 points and a game-high 13 rebounds while senior guard Anna Paulsen and Katie Overturf each scored ten points...
Schaller's Malcom concludes successful season with Orange (11/29/04)
Former Schaller-Crestland volleyball standout Jenna Malcom made her mark in the Big East Conference this season. Malcom, an all-state player for the Wildcats during her senior year and a standout prep basketball player as well, earned a starting spot as a freshman on the 2004 Syracuse University volleyball team...
Library basket gifts still up for grabs (11/29/04)
At a loss for a special one-of-a-kind gift for someone special? The Friends of the Storm Lake Public Library have just the ticket with their annual Holiday Literary Gift Baskets. Even better, your purchase helps a good cause, funding library programs throughout the year...
Funeral Arrangements (11/29/04)
Jean Peterson April 20, 1913 - November 19, 2004 Jean passed away on November 19 at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake at the age of 91 years, six months, and thirty days. Alice Jean Peterson was born on April 20, 1913 to Rev. A.J. and Frances (Brown) Barkley in Merrill. She attended school in several communities in northwest Iowa and graduated from Farnhamville High School in 1931...
Readers Respond (11/29/04)
What ever happened to 'clean competition?' To the editor: It is difficult to work up sympathy for the NBA players who went into the stands to attack fans in the recent Pistons-Pacers game in Detroit. While I make no excuses for the rowdy fans' behavior (they deserve to by punished by the courts and have their season tickets taken from them), the players clearly stepped over the line. ...
Pilot Editorial (11/29/04)
As the Board of Supervisors in Buena Vista County sets out to negotiate for the always-empty spec building to renovate as a new jail, we applaud their decision as the right one. (And one mentioned as a possibility by this newspaper many months ago)...