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Stories from Monday, December 6, 2004

Hospital asked for healthy input to Awaysis (12/06/04)
The Buena Vista Regional Medical Center trustees seemed favorable this week to some level of financial involvement in support of Project Awaysis. At least that was the consensus among trustees who discussed the possibility that BVRMC might take part in the $2-million private fund-raising effort that is a key part of the $29-million destination park. ...
Buckingham Estate funds going to new clinic (12/06/04)
The Buena Vista County board of supervisors recently decided to slate Buckingham Trust funds toward a reduced-fee-for-services clinic in Storm Lake. The supervisors agreed to disburse $15,000 of Buckingham Trust funds yearly for four years with the balance going to the clinic the fifth year...
BVU education connected to latest computer trends (12/06/04)
With the distinction of having the first wireless computer system in the United States, Buena Vista University of Storm Lake continues at the forefront of technological advancement. That's what BVU adjunct faculty learned at a faculty development conference recently. Adjunct faculty from BVU's 15 centers around the state attended the conference which included workshops on assessment, technology use, classroom management, research, and teaching methods...
Newell painter adds a splash of color to Christmas (12/06/04)
You wouldn't want to stand idle for too long in Donna Hunter's presence - she might take a paint brush to you! She enjoys working with all mediums and all textures. This Newell woman discovered the world of painting some 30 years ago. Her paint table, which is just another fixture in the family's living room now, remains up in case the creativity hits...
Sendoff planned; SL soldiers head to Iraq (12/06/04)
The Department of Defense has announced that 10 Guardsmen from the Battalion Fire Support Element, 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery, Iowa Army National Guard, have been mobilized for federal active duty. This action is part of the United States' Operation Iraqi Freedom and the global war on terrorism...
Goodfellow warming children and hearts (12/06/04)
Real winter weather hasn't set in yet, but when it does, many children throughout Buena Vista County will be warm thanks to the generosity of the good people have donated to the Mr. Goodfellow program. So far, the Pilot-Tribune's annual children's charity has seen donations totaling $6,200, and dozens of needy area children have already been served...
Sioux Rapids gears up, Sesquicentennial to be memorable (12/06/04)
Sioux Rapids, the oldest town in Buena Vista County and one of the oldest in northwest Iowa, will celebrate its long-awaited Sesquicentennial July 29-31, 2005. If early preparations are any indication, it should prove to be an enormous celebration. A lot of the preparation is already ahead of schedule, with two fund-raising efforts well underway. An afghan depicting Sioux Rapids' 150 years and a hardcover town history are both being sold to boost the event...
Flu vaccines available in Storm Lake (12/06/04)
Trimark Physicians Group/Buena Vista Clinic Trimark Physicians Group Offices of Buena Vista Clinic and Family Health Center now have a limited supply of flu vaccine. This is for children ages six to 23 months, people 65 and older, or people that have heart, kidney, lung disease or diabetes. Appointments started Friday, December 3. Call for appointments now at Buena Vista Clinic, phone 732-5030 or Family Health Center at 732-6650...
Mustangs continue winning ways over 'Dogs (12/06/04)
Newell-Fonda guard Chad Buchholz poured in a game-high 25 points here Friday night as the Mustangs boys basketball team held off Aurelia, 58-47. Buccholz made 19 of 24 free throws, scoring most of his points from the foul line. Senior post player Tim Seagren added 14 points and Derek Ripke and Brent Sexton six each...
Tornado grappers split double dual meet (12/06/04)
The Storm Lake High wrestling team opened the regular season here Thursday night at the SLHS gym, splitting a double dual with Laurens-Marathon and Pocahontas. The Tornadoes opened with a 70-6 win over L-M, but lost 54-26 to powerful Pocahontas. Storm Lake's 140 pounder Dustin Huffman was impressive in winning both of his matches. A state meet qualifer last season, Huffman opened the evening with a 16-3 major decision over Lewis Wenell of Laurens-Marathon...
LeMars too much for SLHS (12/06/04)
The LeMars girls basketball team showed here Friday night why it might be the class of the Lakes Conference in 2004-2005. Playing determined basketball on both ends of the floor, the Lady Bulldogs routed Storm Lake 63-39. With the loss, the Tornadoes dropped to 0-2 in conference play while LeMars improved to 2-0. LeMars is 2-2 overall and Storm Lake 1-2 overall...
Go & Do Calendar (12/06/04)
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Funeral Arrangments (12/06/04)
Marjorie Decker May 2, 1921 - November 14, 2004 Funeral services for Marjorie Decker were held on Wednesday, November 17 at the United Methodist Church in Marathon, with Pastor David Schumann officiating. Burial was in the Poland Township Cemetery under the direction of the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids...
Readers Respond (12/06/04)
The door to your town TO THE EDITOR: Your community has several "doors" - some of them are "back-doors", others are "side doors" and still others are the most important and highly visible "front-doors". The "today" phrase for all of those doors to our towns is "community gateways"...
My View (12/06/04)
One has to swallow hard at the words of the hawks, trying to explain away the death of a promising young Spencer kid on a patrol mission near Baghdad, one hell of a long way away from the motorcycle repair tech school he had planned to be attending...