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Stories from Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Lawmakers discuss bottle bill, daycare issues in SL (03/15/05)
State Representative Mary Lou Freeman and Senator Steve Kettering discussed efforts to expand the bottle bill and a daycare rating system, among other issues, Saturday at a legislative coffee at Abner Bell's in Storm Lake. The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event...
College Night comes to SLHS (03/15/05)
Representatives from approximately 75 colleges, schools, and branches of the military will be at the Storm Lake High School for the annual College Night Program on Thursday, March 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will be a special information session at 7 p.m. on financial aid...
Get wild in the outdoors with new 4-H trips (03/15/05)
Outdoor-minded youth can travel by canoe, carry a backpack, hike and interact with nature this summer on wilderness trips sponsored by Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development. Youth can travel to Pine Bluff in Iowa, the Boundary Waters, Isle Royale National Park or the Rocky Mountains...
Speaking of State (03/15/05)
There were 34 Storm Lake High School entries in the district individual speech competition held March 5 at West Bend-Mallard. The speech students, under the direction of Cindy Cone and Callie Wobbema, brought home 25 I ratings and nine II ratings. Those receiving a I at district will go on to compete at the state contest to be held Saturday, March 19 at Fort Dodge...
BVU Briefs (03/15/05)
The Buena Vista University Concert Choir will be on their spring concert tour to Chicago, April 8-10. The choir will perform for Iowa high schools on Friday; will clinic and perform at North Park University in Chicago on Saturday, April 9; and will perform at Southminster and First Presbyterian Churches in Arlington Heights, Illinois, on Sunday, April 10. Paula Keeler directs the choir...
BV Prevention targets Inhalants (03/15/05)
If you think "huffing" is just something the Three Little Pigs had to watch out for, the wolf may come knocking at your door. Huffing, bagging, and sniffing are all terms for inhalant use, a cheap and accessible way that young people are getting high...
Awaysis progressing well, 'a step at a time' (03/15/05)
For the Project Awaysis planners in Storm Lake, it's a matter of first things first. While there hasn't been a lot of public discussion recently about some of the associated developments - such as a senior citizens center, skate park and nature interpretive center - all of those elements remain on the drawing board, waiting their turn...
Rock fan donates his Sioux Rapids building to music Hall of Fame (03/15/05)
On Friday, Lyle Steece gave his all to the music he's loved for a lifetime. Steece announced that he was donating his entire building on Main Street in Sioux Rapids to serve as the workshop and storage home for the Arnolds Park based RockNRoll Hall of Fame, as well as his nearly priceless collection of rock 'n roll history...
Supervisor objects to $14.2m BV budget (03/15/05)
Citing a problem with "last-minute allocations", a 22-year veteran of the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors in special session Monday voted against approval of the fiscal 2006 budget which is posting a 1.3 percent increase in tax asking, or $78,995...
BV Raceway green flags a bigger, better 2005 season (03/15/05)
With an expanded schedule and growing popularity, the Buena Vista County Raceway is preparing for what could be its best season ever. "This year we will expand to a 24-night racing schedule, and we will be hoping that the weather is kind enough to let us get them all in," said promoter Lee Meyer...
Wedding (03/15/05)
Jorja Buchholz and Brad Gibbins were united in marriage on July 24, 2004, in a 4:30 p.m. ceremony at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Storm Lake. Rev. Thomas Egger was the officiant. Parents of the couple are Ronnie and Janet Buchholz of Newell and Marion and Sue Gibbins of Storm Lake...
Engagements (03/15/05)
Noelle Engdahl and Eric Gunkelman Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Engdahl of Aurelia and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gunkelman of Valley City, Ohio are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Katie Noelle and Eric Matthew. Katie is a 1997 graduate of Aurelia High School, 2001 graduate of Buena Vista University, and is currently employed at Merrill Manufacturing in Storm Lake. ...
SLMS music students raise funds (03/15/05)
Storm Lake 7th and 8th grade music students, sponsored by the Storm Lake Music Boosters, present the sale of tubs of cookie dough and dried soups, sauces and dips March 16 through March 28. Delivery to your door will be on April 15. If you are interested, please call Jeff Tollefson, Carol Peterson or Frank Hoskins at 732-8065 (Storm Lake High School). Proceeds will be used towards the proposed High School Music Department trip in 2006...
Man shoots ex mother-in-law, then kills himself (03/15/05)
A man shot and killed his former mother-in-law before he killed himself in this small southern Iowa town, officials said Monday. Kevin Paul Vanderlinden, 49, of Osceola, shot Patricia Baker, 62, Sunday night as she and her daughter, who is Vanderlinden's ex-wife, ran to a neighbor's house, Clarke County Sheriff Mark Addison said. His ex-wife, whose name was not released, was not injured, the sheriff said...
Lawmakers unveil six-year government reorganization (03/15/05)
A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday unveiled a six-year plan requiring Iowa's 99 counties and 950 cities to consolidate government services - with a penalty for those that don't go along. "We want to make sure people know we're serious," said Rep. Geri Huser, D-Altoona, one of the authors of the proposal. She said restructuring local government will be the first step toward lowering property taxes, which should boost economic development...
BV nine splits with Wesleyan (03/15/05)
The Buena Vista University baseball team split a pair of games here Sunday with Nebraska Wesleyan, winning game one 11-7 but dropping game two 9-8. In game one, the Beavers were boosted by a six-run second inning. They added two in the top of the third, two in the fourth and one more in the fifth...
Sioux Central lands two on All-NW first cage team (03/15/05)
Sioux Central led this year's 2004-2005 All-Northwest Conference boys basketball team with two first-team selections and one second team selection. Newell-Fonda had one player on the first team and two on the second. First team selections included Aurelia senior center Matt Berg, Newell-Fonda senior post player Tim Seagren, Sac City junior forward Nathan Poen, senior guards Cody Wiitmaack and Alex Rehnstrom of Sioux Central, senior forward Justin DeMan of Alta, and junior forward David Erickson of Pomeroy-Palmer.. ...
BVU men's, women's cage teams dominate IIAC stats (03/15/05)
The Buena Vista University men's and women's basketball teams dominated the final 2004-2005 Iowa Conference statistics, both in team stats and individual stats. The BVU women led the conference in scoring offense, averaging 79.4 points per game. Simpson was second (74.2) while Luther was third (68.5)...
New BVU festival makes music for a good cause (03/15/05)
The 2005 Edge-Fest fund-raising event sponsored by KBVU 97.5 radio will raise money to help pay expenses incurred by Nick Huber, BVU sports information director, in his battle with ALS, and will also benefit the Witter Gallery. Edge-Fest will be held from 5-11 p.m. ...
Area Events In Brief (03/15/05)
Local band celebrates CD The local alternative band City Beautiful is releasing an EP on March 19th. They will be throwing a release party at Abner Bell's Coffee Shop in Storm Lake Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. Their initial four-song recordings will be available for $5 at the show...
Funeral Arrangements (03/15/05)
Vivian Pedersen July 17, 1921 - March 9, 2005 Funeral Services for Vivian S. Pedersen will be Tuesday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Nain Lutheran Church in Newell, with Reverend Paul Johnston officiating. Burial will be in the Newell Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell is in charge of the arrangements...
Readers Respond (03/15/05)
To The Editor: It's been a while since I was moved or inspired to write to you. What happened to me this morning has me excited. I stopped my car in front of the Post Office, as I had several items to attend to inside. As I was finished and turned to leave, I reached for my keys, but they were not in my purse or pocket. ...
Young Voices (03/15/05)
On March 1, 2005, our Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, decided to outlaw any execution of persons who committed murder while under the age of 18. Because of this ruling, instead of the death sentence, juvenile offenders will get a life sentence. What does this mean in reality? While a life sentence seems like a long time and seems like a fair punishment, it is really only 20 years. ...
My View (03/15/05)
Buena Vista University students were given the chance to drive drunk without getting arrested last Friday. Actually, though, there were no cars or alcohol involved. It was all part of the Save A Life Tour, an interactive experience of what it's like to drive while impaired...
Mini Editorial (03/15/05)
There has been plenty of loud and long debate about where Buena Vista County should locate a new jail, how big it should be, what it should cost, and how it should be used. The county Board of Supervisors will no doubt be criticized again for going ahead and reaching a price deal with SLADC to potentially buy the vacant spec building...