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Stories from Thursday, December 16, 2004

County mental health bill climbs, case worker added (12/16/04)
Despite state funding cuts for care of the mentally ill programs, Buena Vista County is finding itself still in the black in that area due to careful case management and leveraging of federal dollars. That's despite an increased caseload which will likely require hiring an additional caseworker...
Athletes named to Who's Who (12/16/04)
Several Alta students have been named to the 2003-04 Edition of Who's Who Among American High School Students - Sports Edition® Who's Who - Sports Edition, published by Educational Communications, Inc., is part of the largest recognition program and publication in the nation honoring high school students. The Who's Who - Sports Edition honors outstanding student-athletes...
Braunschweig takes clay and turns it into art (12/16/04)
When Connie Braunschweig was a child, she played in the clay found in the bottom of the creek near the family farm. She and her siblings formed the clay into balls and after drying them in the sun, used them for marbles. Today, she still enjoys playing with clay and creating original pieces that are both functional and decorative...
Kollbaum honored, 'fearless warrior' (12/16/04)
Master Sgt. Gregg L. Kollbaum has received the USAF 2004 Huyser Award for flight engineer. Master Sgt Kollbaum, son of Roger and Patricia Kollbaum of Storm Lake, is a 1988 graduate of Storm Lake High School. He joined the Air Force after graduation and is currently stationed at Cutter Air Force Base in Saudi Arabia on a 120-day rotation of duty in Iraq. Kollbaum was stationed in Uzbekistan when he saw duty in Afghanistan...
SL office closed, but cancer support available (12/16/04)
Although the Storm Lake Office of the American Cancer Society has been closed due to budget reallocations, it is still possible for local cancer patients to have one-on-one support. If you or someone you know has cancer, a toll-free call to 1.800.ACS.2345 will put you in touch with an American Cancer Society Navigator. ...
Women in Denim: A Conference for Today's Women in Agriculture (12/16/04)
A new kind of agricultural conference will be held on Jan. 14-15 in northwest Iowa. The conference, called Women in Denim, is geared towards women in agriculture. The purpose of the conference is to give women involved in agriculture, whether on the farm or working in the agricultural field, a chance to gather, network, relax and learn from one another...
Council discusses 'nuisance' issue (12/16/04)
Storm Lake attorney Dan Connell showed up at the Alta City Council meeting Monday representing resident Jim Grienke who was cited with a nuisance order from the city. There has been concern from city representatives for some time that the outside of Grienke's residence contains too much "stuff." Despite contacting him time and time again, and seeing that some progress has been made, the city representatives have not seen enough of a change to satisfy them...
BV agland value leaps past $3,000 per acre, but how much is too much? (12/16/04)
The value of Buena Vista County farmland has increased by a country mile in the past year, topping the $3,000 per acre average for the first time. The question becomes, how much is too much, too fast? County land values climbed nearly 16 percent from 2003 to November 2004, according to a new study released by Iowa State University and its economist Michael Duffy...
City offers new Center, but will seniors accept? (12/16/04)
City officials are proposing to create a new senior citizens center within the Project Awaysis development, and a spokesperson for the local seniors organization feels the offer may prove to be a good one. "We have talked with the folks at the senior center. There is nothing definite yet, but we want to work with them to determine their needs and how we could incorporate answers for them into Awaysis," said Justin Yarosevich of the city staff...
Compromise near to move historic SL log house, schoolhouse (12/16/04)
Negotiations are wrapping up on a positive note for the relocation of the landmark Buena Vista County Historical Society's Prairie Heritage exhibit, which will apparently soon be displaced by the Project Awaysis destination park development. After examining various alternative sites for the exhibit, which includes a classic one-room schoolhouse and a log home, a compromise is under discussion that would move the buildings to a site just north of the municipal campgrounds, where a steel shelter house is planned for removal.. ...
Milford broker faces 19 fraud charges (12/16/04)
One Milford man who was recently counting his investment earnings is now counting his felony charges. On Thursday, Dec. 9, the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office arrested 65-year-old Larry Bernard Lavin of Milford. Lavin was arrested on a Dickinson County warrant charging him with 19 felony counts for investment fraud...
Widow sues bars owners over husband's fatal crash (12/16/04)
A lawsuit has been filed against six bar owners and the organizers of a county fair by a woman whose husband died in an alcohol-related motorcycle crash. Edward Thompson, 54, died in a single-vehicle crash on July 24. His widow, Christi Thompson, of Center Junction, filed the lawsuit in Jones County District Court...
Poor shooting dooms Tornado girls, 61-53 (12/16/04)
Despite 17 points from senior forward Amy Sennert, Hull Western Christian came away with a 61-53 over the Storm Lake High girls basketball team here Monday night. According to SLHS coach Stacey VanDerSloot, shooting percentage was the difference in the game. Storm Lake shot 36 percent from the field while Western Christian shot 47 percent...
Western Christian thumps Storm Lake boys (12/16/04)
Hull Western Christian built a 20-11 lead after the first quarter and led 42-21 at the half and went on to defeat the Storm Lake High boys basketball team, 74-57 here Tuesday night. Senior guard Ben Thompson led the Tornadoes with 18 points while senior post player Casey Morgan added ten points and Logan Masters added nine points...
Extension Swine Livestock Revenue Insurance Workshop December 20 (12/16/04)
The Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) Insurance Policy provides protection against both swine prices and the price of feed computed from corn and soybean meal prices. The margin is calculated as a return over feed. The change is that this insurance is now available 12 times a year on the last business day of each month instead of just twice a year...
Midwest Wireless customers and employees make Christmas brighter (12/16/04)
Santa Claus has added Midwest Wireless employees to his list of honorary elves this holiday season, because they have continued to help him out by providing toys for Upper Des Moines Opportunity. As in years past, the donated toys are a result of Midwest Wireless' annual holiday campaign...
Funeral Arrangements (12/16/04)
A.W. Fowler February 10, 1921 - December 9, 2004 A memorial service for A.W. Fowler was Wednesday, December 15 at the First Baptist Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Tom Hinshaw officiating. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Readers Respond (12/16/04)
New ICCC curriculum bad for Faust Institute - and taxpayers To the editor: Behind closed doors Iowa Central Community College has recently formulated and proposed a new curriculum to be added to the Fort Dodge campus. This proposed curriculum is a cosmetology course that will draw students away from existing institutions like Faust Institute of Cosmetology...