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Stories from Monday, March 28, 2005

Local woman searching for her long-lost siblings (03/28/05)
Jeanne Marie (Ploeger) Hugh of Laurens spent the first several years of her life in an orphanage. So did two siblings. The children were eventually adopted by different families. Jeanne had wonderful parents, Helmer and Grace Ploeger, and as the only child in the family, she filled their lives with love...
Local caregivers see lessons to be learned in right-to-death case (03/28/05)
Whether it's a living will, advance directive, or durable power of attorney, the Terri Schiavo case in Florida illustrates all too well the importance that everyone make their wishes known regarding whether they wish to be resuscitated. Storm Lake caregivers agree that when individuals make those decisions themselves, they prevent their loved ones and medical personnel - or the courts - from having to determine whether life should continue...
Mission doctor adds Zambia to a long legacy (03/28/05)
No one will accuse Dr. Ronald Dierwechter of having led a conventional life. Returning the first week of February after three months in Zambia, the Dierwechters' time in the southern Africa nation was fairly uneventful, compared to other times they have spent in areas where there was civil unrest...
DHS redesign forum planned for BV on April 12 (03/28/05)
The Department of Human Services is undergoing a Redesign of Child Welfare Services and would like to give citizens an opportunity to learn more about the changes and how they will impact the delivery of services in our area. A forum will be held at the Storm Lake Courthouse on April 12 from 3 to 5 p.m...
Murray 4th annual Women's Day speaker (03/28/05)
Humorist Karel Murray will be keynote speaker for the fourth annual Women's Day of Health and Wellness at the Siebens Forum at Buena Vista University. The event is sponsored by Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, BVU, and CommUNITY education. Ranked by past clients and attendees as an accomplished humorist, speaker and writer (Straight Talk - Getting Off The Curb...co-authored with K.C. ...
Spring into the season: donate blood (03/28/05)
As we jump into spring, we need to remember to fit consistent volunteer blood donations into our busy schedules. With the extra outdoor activities that donors are involved in and the rural communities deep into planting season, the chances for unfortunate accidents with heavy equipment increases and so does the need for consistent volunteer blood donors...
Autism Support Group, Sibling Workshop scheduled (03/28/05)
A Sibling Workshop for Families with Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorders is being offered Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. The workshop is open to siblings age eight and up and will be held at the AEA building which is located at 824 Flindt Drive. Registration is limited to 15 participants so please contact Dawn Fode at 732-2257 to register if you are interested in attending. If you have any questions please call Michelle Grant at 732-5927. There is no charge to attend...
Anniversary (03/28/05)
Lester and Jeanette Suhr 50th Anniversary Lester and Jeanette Suhr will celebrate their 5Oth anniversary at an Open House on Sunday, April 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at West Links Golf Course Club House in Alta. Lester and Jeanette were married in South Carolina on the 29th of December in 1954. The open house is hosted by their children David and Terri Suhr, Alta, Gene & Cindy Suhr, Aurelia, and Kenneth Suhr, Schaller. No gifts requested...
Engagement (03/28/05)
Chris Jorgensen and Stephanie Kelley Steve and Marsha Kelley of Monroe City, Mo., and Jim and Barb Jorgensen of Storm Lake are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Stephanie and Chris. Stephanie is currently attending The University of Iowa and will be graduating with a degree in Elementary Education this fall. ...
Meth bill signed; a time for compromise (03/28/05)
The Iowa House of Representatives passed 40 bills this week, including three budget bills. Most committee meetings were cancelled because the Senate has not sent us very many bills, and we are through considering House Files at the committee level. That left more time for floor debate, and house members kept the process moving by sending various pieces of legislation to the Senate. ...
Iowa obtains Medicaid waiver, saving $66 million (03/28/05)
Gov. Tom Vilsack said federal officials have promised Iowa a waiver that will head off a threatened $66 million cut in federal spending for Medicaid, the program that provides health care to the poor and disabled. The pledge came this week in a letter from Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt, declaring, "We are eager to partner with you in carrying out Iowa's program." A copy of the letter was obtained by The Associated Press...
Schumann gains third team INA All-State honors (03/28/05)
Newell-Fonda senior Jennifer Schumann was named recently to the Class 1A third All-State team by the Iowa Newspaper Association. Schumann, a three year starter for the Mustangs, averaged 19 points per game this season and nine rebounds. She was the Pilot-Tribune's All-Area Player of the Year each of the past two seasons...
Sioux Central girls to bid for 5th straight title (03/28/05)
The Sioux Central High girls track team has won the Northwest Conference title the past four years, and will be a strong favorite to win a fifth straight conference championship this spring. Seven state qualifiers return for the Rebels. They include senior Kayla Bright in the 100 meters and 4x200 relay, sophomore Briana Scharn in the 400-meter dash and the 400 hurdles, sophomore Samantha Halverson in the discus, senior Nicole Scheiber in the 4x200 and the long jump, junior Leah Whittenberg in the 4x200 relay, sophomore Tricia Hogrefe in the 4x200 relay and Kim Goettsch in the discus.. ...
Rebel boys tracksters hope to repeat (03/28/05)
With a number of key performers returning, the Sioux Central boys track and field team could be a favorite to win its second consecutive Northwest Conference title. "We have good depth in numbers and good quality runners," said Sioux Central boys coach Nathan Leidahl. "We have a lot of experience back after losing only five letterwinners last year...
Beaver softball team wins fifth straight (03/28/05)
The Buena Vista University softball team extended its winning streak to five games with wins over North Central College and Hamline University on Thursday. It is the squad's longest winning streak since 2001. Buena Vista opened the day by avenging one of its losses suffered earlier in the week to North Central. This time the Beavers beat the Cardinals 3-2. Behind 2-1 entering the bottom of the fifth, BVU scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to claim the come-from-behind win...
Rock & Remember (03/28/05)
From a simple desire to strike a chord of memory for a lost friend, the Rock & Remember concert has grown into the area's biggest musical party of the year, and is becoming an important contributor to academic music programs around northwest Iowa. This year's 5th anniversary Rock & Remember will be the biggest blowout yet, Saturday, April 2 at the Marathon Community Center...
Go and Do Event Calendar (03/28/05)
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'Grease' coming to BVU stage (03/28/05)
Buena Vista University students are readying their leather jackets and poodle skirts for the spring musical "Grease," a nostalgic modern-day classic musical comedy set at Rydell High School, circa 1959. This production is a collaboration of the BVU theater and music departments. Open auditions were held in February to produce a cast that includes both students and members of the faculty...
Funeral Arrangements (03/28/05)
Cecil Robert Miller April 3, 1926 - March 11, 2005 Memorial Services for Cecil Miller will be held on Saturday, April 2 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Storm Lake with Pastor Jack Barber officiating. Interment will follow at Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake, under the direction of the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. ...
Opinion (03/28/05)
Remember when aging parents and grandparents and sometimes even great-grandparents would stay in the home until they left this world? And how about the days when children stayed at home until they were ready for school, rather than attend daycare? Remember when families spent at least two meals a day at the family table?...
Letter from the Editor (03/28/05)
It is not the simple issue some make it out to be, which is why the Iowa Senate didn't exactly leap to pick up this political hot potato. Many are outraged that the state would consider allowing unauthorized immigrants in the United States to have drivers' licenses...
Readers Respond (03/28/05)
Save Cobblestone To The Editor: Being a former Storm Laker I hate to see the city lose Cobblestone. They are very much in need of a better senior center/ community center. Can't the city do something to help there? It is such an interesting old building and has so many memories for so many people. ...