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Stories from Monday, January 17, 2005

Summit marks 10th anniversary with $30,000 gift to India orphans (01/17/05)
Summit Evangelical Free Church of Alta celebrates its 10th year this January - and the congregation's anniversary gift is an opportunity to give - in the form of a $30,000 gift to orphans in India. "In 2002, we were privileged to build an orphanage in Hyderabad, India, to house more than 150 young girls who have been taken off the streets of the city," notes senior pastor Doug Corlew. ...
It's a Small World After All (01/17/05)
CommUNITY Education and Storm Lake High School invite the public to join in Diversity Day VII to be held at the High School on Wednesday, February 2. This is an all-day event created fourteen years ago to celebrate the diversity of Storm Lake life. The day's events begin at 8:30 a.m. ...
Retiring N-F Principal looks back on 24 years (01/17/05)
Phil Casey will step down as principal of the Newell-Fonda High School at the end of the school year. It is a position he has held for 24 years. "I have loved this job," he said with all sincerity. "Hopefully I've helped make the difference in the lives of some of these kids."...
Board tries to resolve easement (01/17/05)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors Tuesday wrestled with a road alignment on White Cap Road in the Casino Beach area to determine how far the road easement should extend onto affected properties. County Attorney Phil Havens noted that when the county vacated an alley on the south edge of the properties along White Cap Road that was regarded as consideration for a widened easement. ...
County health insurance premiums lower than expected (01/17/05)
Buena Vista County received some good news Tuesday when the board of supervisors learned that the county's health insurance premium increase would be less than half of what was expected. Ali Child, Wellmark Blue Cross representative, said the county's increase would be 6.43 percent. Child said that compares with an industry average of 12-15 percent...
Senior Center leaders to vote, 'little to lose' (01/17/05)
Leaders of the Buena Vista Council on Aging are leaning toward a decision to move the Storm Lake Senior Center from its traditional location downtown to the midst of the Project Awaysis development area of Sunrise Park. Some of the leaders of the elders group met with Storm Lake city representatives Wednesday. ...
5,000th quilt for Freedom Quilt effort (01/17/05)
As of this week, the Freedom Quilts project has hit the 5,000-quilt mark in its effort to deliver a handmade memorial to the families of every victim of the 9-11 terrorist attacks and every family of servicepeople lost in the combat efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan...
SR man files nuisance suit on hog site (01/17/05)
A Sioux Rapids rural resident, Tim Humes, has filed a nuisance suit in Buena Vista County court against hog facilities that adjoin his property at 1668 440th Street in Lee Township near Sioux Rapids. Defendants are hog producers New Fashion Pork and Spartan Farms, Inc., along with Stalcup Agricultural Service...
Wind and waves caused boating deaths (01/17/05)
The sinking of a barge on West Lake Okoboji that killed two people last October was apparently caused by windy conditions and high waves, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources determined. "This is a boat that rides pretty low in the water, and with the windy conditions they had that day, we believe the engine compartment probably filled with water faster than the bilge pumps were able to keep up," DNR spokesman Kevin Baskins said Thursday...
Former chief sentenced on bribe charge (01/17/05)
The former police chief of a northwest Iowa town has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for accepting a bribe. Warren Palmer, 38, was sentenced Monday in Plymouth County District Court on a charge related to an Aug. 31, 2003 traffic stop in which a woman claimed she was sexually abused...
Prep Boys Basketball Roundup (01/17/05)
On the strength of strong second and third quarters, the Newell-Fonda High boys basketball team outran Sioux Central here 55-40 Friday night at the Newell-Fonda High gym. "This was a good conference win for us," said long-time Newell-Fonda coach Paul Loos. "We played solid defense and thats' what helped us to the win."...
Prep Girls Basketball Roundup (01/17/05)
The Newell-Fonda girls basketball team used its superior depth here Friday night in dealing talented Sioux Central a 59-43 loss. The Mustangs led just 30-28 at the half but turned it up in the last two quarters, outscoring Sioux Central 18-9 in the third quarter and 11-6 in the fourth...
Wildcat wrestlers split double dual meet (01/17/05)
The Schaller-Crestland wrestling team split a pair of matches here Thursday night during a double dual, losing to Southeast Webster 51-27 but beating Sioux Central 43-30. In the loss to Southeast Webster, Schaller-Crestland was hurt by forfeits in the first three weight classes, 103, 112 and 119...
L-M boys tip Alta (01/17/05)
In a tight game throughout, Laurens Marathon edged the Alta High boys basketball team here Thursday night 57-55. The Chargers' 6-foot-9 center, Ryan Sones, scored a game-high 22 points while teammates Brandon Bush and Shane Sindergaard each added 11...
BVU men back on track; rip Dubuque (01/17/05)
By taking an early lead and playing through with a true team effort, the Buena Vista University men defeated the Spartans of the University of Dubuque 106-68 at home Friday in Storm Lake. Randy Bissen was first to light up the scoreboard for Buena Vista. Balanced scoring in the early minutes by Mike Cameron, Brandon Kies, and Jordan Campbell was a preview of the depth of Buena Vista's shooting for the rest of the game...
BVU women rout Dubuque (01/17/05)
In an incredible comeback, the lady Beavers of Buena Vista University overcame a 24-13 deficit midway through the first half to defeat the lady Spartans of the University of Dubuque 89-54 in a home game Friday night. Danielle Erner tied it 27-27 for Dubuque with about a minute remaining in the half, but Katie Maguire broke the tie with a 3-pointer for BVU with :40 left. Maguire chipped in another field goal to make it 32-27 at the half...
Upcoming Area Events (01/17/05)
Blown glass, kayaking and bagpipes in Sanford events The Sanford Museum Association has a variety of programs scheduled: Powder Up with BV ski clinic Jan. 24 Buena Vista County Conservation Board is sponsoring a public cross-country ski clinic to be held Saturday, January 22 from 10 to 12 a.m. at the Buena Vista County Park west of Linn Grove...
Back in the Saddle Again (01/17/05)
The "World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions" are stampeding across the country on their 35th Anniversary Tour, and their one stop in Iowa this season will be Tuesday and Wednesday, February 22 and 23, for 7:30 p.m. shows at the Clay County Regional Events Center at the fairgrounds in Spencer. Tickets go on sale January 20...
Funeral Services (01/17/05)
Franklin Prunty August 30, 1912 - January 12, 2005 Funeral services for Franklin L. Prunty, 92, Sioux City, formerly of Storm Lake, will be held Saturday, January 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee. Pastor Gary Swick will officiate. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Cemetery in Storm Lake. There will be a family prayer service at 1:15 p.m. at the Church on Saturday...
Letter from the Editor (01/17/05)
The ideals behind the charter high school in Storm Lake are darn fine ones, and I wish the planners of the project great good luck in reaching them, with or without this "school within a school." Yet it bothers me some, in a way that is hard to put into words, that the discussion of this charter school opportunity always seems to be couched with an explanation that Storm Lake's "minority" numbers are high...
Viewpoint (01/17/05)
When I was a kid, I believed in cosmic balance. Everything that happened in one's life evened out, a sort of algebraic canceling out of pain and beauty that ultimately rendered both sides of the equation equal. You could count on, say, finding a dollar on the sidewalk after school if your pants ripped during gym class...