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Stories from Tuesday, September 13, 2005

ESL program is a bridge to better future (09/13/05)
The English as a Second Language class that is made available through a federal grant, held at Iowa Central Community College, is assisting students from 18 different countries. The teachers find it enjoyable to teach the classes because the students are eager to learn the English language...
Education Briefs (09/13/05)
Nurse Aide Courses at ICCC The 75-hour nurse aide course will be offered by the Iowa Central Community College Storm Lake Center starting Sept. 29. The course will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through Dec. 9. Clinical will be held from 4:30-9:00 p.m. starting Nov. 18. The cost of the course is $291 + $90.95 for the text...
Raccoon Valley bio-diesel study complete (09/13/05)
A feasibility study has been completed for Raccoon Valley Bio-Diesel, LLC, and the next phase will be plant engineering and development. Terry Argotsinger, co-owner of Stalcup Ag Service and an accredited farm manager and rural appraiser, laid out the tentative plans for the Raccoon Valley biodiesel plant Monday at Monday's meeting of the Hy-Noon Kiwanis...
Hall of Famer Sievers has beefed up the BV Fair (09/13/05)
Myron Sievers of Buena Vista County joined 79 other inductees into the 2005 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibit Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 21. Inductees into the Hall of Fame received recognition for their outstanding service and dedication to 4-H. Myron and his family were presented with a plaque by the Iowa 4-H Foundation as they were introduced on stage...
County board approves Comprehensive Plan contract (09/13/05)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors recently approved an $80,000 contract with JEO of Wahoo, Neb., to redraft the county's Comprehensive Plan. A number of companies had submitted bids for the Comprehensive Plan, including PlanScape partners of Clear Lake and Minneapolis, Minn., which has done work on the US Bioenergy plant in Albert City. However, all were substantially over the $80,000 the county had budgeted. After negotiations, JEO agreed to the $80,000 budgeted amount...
Crop-dusting still a thrill for veterans (09/13/05)
He describes the art of cropdusting with the words of advise that the old-timers passed on to him years ago - "Hours and hours of sheer boredom accented by a few seconds of sheer terror." For Jim Bartholomew of Storm Lake - "Bart" as he is universally known in piloting circles - his 31st year of crop-dusting comes to a close, even as the ranks of the crop-dusting pilots grow thinner and thinner...
Board passes helipad issue (09/13/05)
The Storm Lake Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night - while expressing strong reservations - approved a conditional use permit for a helipad at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. Chair Joe Galey had some strong words for both sides before the final vote was cast. ...
Dredging could move to Little Storm Lake (09/13/05)
Little Storm Lake could be next on the list for dredging, the community Lake Improvement Commission learned Monday. Iowa Department of Natural Resources Senior Environ- mental Specialist Julie Sievers told the Commission the dredging may be the best of several options to help improve water quality in Little Storm Lake which acts as a filter for the larger lake. "I think given the site-specific conditions we'll end up dredging," Sievers told the commission...
Anniversary (09/13/05)
Lavohn and Duane Smith The family of Duane and Lavohn Smith would like to honor them on their 60th Wedding Anniversary with a card shower. Duane and Lavohn were married Sept. 18, 1945 at Dakota City, NE. Their children are Don Smith of MN; Dennis (Donna) Smith of Rembrandt; Randy (Kellie) Smith of Marathon; and Darlys Blomberg of VA. Cards may be sent to them at 4871 180th Ave., Albert City, IA 50510...
Dr. Nasr to speak on multitude of health issues (09/13/05)
September 17, from 10 a.m. until noon, Dr. M. Nasr, M.D., a specialist in internal medicine and cardiology, will speak on the impact of nutrition on health. He is a member of several organizations who present or keep abreast of cutting-edge, nutrition-focused, medical knowledge which he will be sharing...
500+ Katrina refugees straggle to Iowa with tales of loss and hope (09/13/05)
They talked of spending days pinned down on a parking garage rooftop waiting for helicopters. Of driving north in a beat up car with a broken radiator. Of finding hope and a new start after leaving a ravaged city. More than 500 Hurricane Katrina refugees are now in Iowa, according to the state chapter of the American Red Cross, and their stories are starting to come out...
Two years for police officer sex abuser (09/13/05)
A former police officer convicted of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse has been denied a new trial. Dan Mason, 38, a 14-year veteran of the Mason City Police Department, was convicted in June. He faces up to two years in prison. Mason was charged with third-degree sexual assault in December 2004. ...
Sioux Central boys win G-H cross country meet (09/13/05)
The Sioux Central boys cross country team showed it is a solid threat for a Class 1A, district title here Saturday morning, winning the Galva-Holstein Classic held at the Holstein golf course. The Rebels and West Sioux each finished with 93 points, but Sioux Central won the tiebreaker with its sixth runner finishing ahead of West Sioux's sixth runner...
Bulldog football team 2-0 after outmuscling Ar-We-Va (09/13/05)
The Aurelia High football team improved to 2-0 here Friday night, winning a non-district, home-opening game 39-12 over Ar-We-Va. Aurelia led 7-0 after one quarter and outscored Ar-We-Va 14-6 in the second quarter for a 21-6 lead at the half. The Bulldogs led 27-6 after three quarters and outscored Ar-We-Va 12-6 in the fourth quarter for the final margin...
Rebel spikers hit stride, win Laurens tournament (09/13/05)
Behind 31 kills and 38 digs from senior middle hitter Stef Madsen, the Sioux Central High volleyball team won the Charger Invitational here Saturday, finishing with a 5-1 record. Newell-Fonda took fourth place overall with Laurens Marathon taking sixth and Storm Lake-St. Mary's eighth...
St. Mary's hosts season's biggest craft bazaar (09/13/05)
St. Mary's Annual Fall Craft Bazaar is Saturday, October 1 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Over 50 specially selected artists and crafters will be on hand for this major show. There will be a Handmade Quilt Raffle, an extensive bake sale with homemade pies, specialty breads, desserts, bars, cookies, and cakes...
Funeral Arrangements (09/13/05)
Richard W. "Dick" Schmitt Jan. 28, 1928 - Sept. 7, 2005 Richard W. "Dick" Schmitt, age 77, of Storm Lake, died Sept. 7, at his home. Memorial Services were held Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Duane Queen officiating. Burial was in the E & R Cemetery in rural Schaller. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (09/13/05)
One of the most popular names for new babies in America today is "Lexus," borrowed from an overpriced car, and right behind it is "Nautica," a brand of expensive clothes. Kids are being named for "L'Oreal" perfume and designer water companies...
My Thoughts (09/13/05)
Excuse me, but war stinks. I have had the opportunity to talk to a few soldiers prior to departing for duty in the Middle East and I have sympathized with their families as they prepare to let go of their loved ones. And I have been there to welcome home some of the area soldiers as they returned home and to thank them for their service. Some of the soldiers I have talked to left as boys, facing things they shouldn't have to. The exposure matures them quickly; they returned as men...