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Stories from Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Mexican doctors perform check-up on SL relations (09/20/05)
Five Mexican doctors paid a three-day visit this past weekend to Storm Lake to do a check-up of sorts. They were checking up to see how former residents of Santa Rita and La Barca, Jalisco, Mexico were faring as new residents of Storm Lake. Their former patients and friends are doing quite well, they have found. ...
Council redraws Awaysis specs (09/20/05)
As a way of paring down costs, and still keeping Project AWAYSIS on a manageable timetable, the Storm Lake City Council Monday night rejected a lone bid for its earlier Phase I estimate for Project AWAYSIS and approved revised specs for the beginning phase of the project...
'Heart Gallery' capturing hearts for adoption (09/20/05)
The young faces, each with a certain longing in the eyes behind those bright smiles, somehow look out from the wall and reach straight for your heart. No one is sure why it works, but this "Heart Gallery" does work, and no one leaves it quite the same as they came in...
BVU student is the music man (09/20/05)
usic is Ryan Rager's life. For this Buena Vista University junior, sharing his knowledge and love for the art is half the fun for this dedicated music major. The Newell-Fonda High School music students were fortunate enough to have him as part of their department last school year and are welcoming his presence again this year...
Supervisors to review public education plans on jail bond issue (09/20/05)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors Tuesday will discuss providing public information on the upcoming jail bond issue. While an official date has not yet been set for the election, the Board has discussed having the election in November. Buena Vista County Sheriff Chuck Eddy and the Jail Task Force which made its recommendations to the Board of Supervisors more than a year ago have also been invited to the meeting...
Schulte ready to repeat King challenge (09/20/05)
Joyce Schulte positioned herself squarely against U.S. Congressman Steve King last Tuesday at the Buena Vista County Democrats' fall fund-raiser. Schulte, who lost to King in the fall 2004 general election, seemed undaunted by a repeat of last year's campaign...
Lakeside welcomes Presbyterian leader (09/20/05)
Lakeside Presbyterian Church recently welcomed a visit from Rick Ufford-Chase, moderator for the Presbyterian General Assembly. He holds the highest office of the Presbyterian Church. The Tuscon, Ariz., man made a quick trip to a few select spots in the Midwest before heading south to assist in the Katrina clean-up efforts. Before leaving Storm Lake, he was treated to a meal at the Southeast Asian Church...
Annual Poppy campaign benefits needy veterans (09/20/05)
Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6172 and its Ladies Auxiliary will be distributing Buddy Poppies at Hy-Vee, Fareway, and Walmart starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23rd in Alta and the 24th in Storm Lake. According to Post Commander, Clint Hoferman "VFW By-Laws require that the proceeds from our distribution of Buddy Poppies must be used to benefit disabled and needy veterans and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans right here in the community."...
Anniversary (09/20/05)
Iva May and Herb Kracht The family of Herb and Iva May Kracht invite you to help them celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Alta Community Building. There will be an Open House from 4-6 p.m., with a dance to follow. The Tuxedo Junction Band will be playing. Everyone is welcome. The couple requests no gifts, please...
Grim picture as farmers face rising cost for harvest (09/20/05)
Farmers are looking at a potentially grim picture as they begin harvesting their crops this fall because of higher fuel costs. Spiking diesel prices will mean more to harvest corn and beans. Higher propane prices will mean higher drying costs and a disruption of shipping through the Port of New Orleans caused by Hurricane Katrina could mean higher transportation costs for farmers...
New breed of meth is a new threat on Iowa streets (09/20/05)
A new kind of methamphetamine that has wreaked havoc in Hawaii has come to Iowa as domestic supplies of meth have dried up, state narcotics officials say. The smokable, crystallized form of methamphetamine, known as ice, is being seen in increasing amounts in many states, from Arizona, the Dakotas, Texas and Florida, said Ken Carter, head of the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement...
Wildcats drop district tilt to RCL (09/20/05)
Failure to execute in crucial situations cost the Schaller-Crestland football team a victory here Tuesday night in a Class A, district game. RC-L scored a single touchdown in the first quarter and that completed the night's scoring, with RCL winning a 6-0 decision...
Poky shuts down mistake-prone Cyclones (09/20/05)
After spotting the Alta football team a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter, Pocahontas scored 26 unanswered points here Friday night to deal the Cyclones a 26-7 loss in a Class 1A district opener. Alta scored on a five-yard run by Brad Payne late in the first quarter. That capped a 50-yard drive, and Payne kicked the extra point for the 7-0 lead...
BVU shuts out Loras 14-0 in defensive struggle (09/20/05)
With two seasoned seniors leading the way, the Buena Vista football team won a tough, defensive struggle in its Iowa Conference opener here Saturday afternoon with a 14-0 shutout of Loras College. Senior wideout/kick returner Jesse Schmidt set up the Beavers' first touchdown when he returned the opening kickoff 86 yards to the Loras five-yard line...
Readers Respond (09/20/05)
Thanks for Hanover Historical Fest support TO THE EDITOR: The Hanover Historical Society heartily thanks all who came to enjoy the 9th Annual Hanover Festival. We hope the good music and activities plus the good food and many friends helped to make the day a great one for you...
Letter from the Editor (09/20/05)
Just a day or two after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, I was reading a secondhand letter from a man who was a comfortable professional with a very nice home until the storm struck. He recalled seeing a ragged woman in his neighborhood every day before that, pushing what little she owned in an old shopping cart. He admitted that he and his neighbors looked down on the woman - she didn't fit in with the nice neighborhood...
My View (09/20/05)
In all of my life I have not feasted my eyes on as beautiful country as Colorado. It truly is God's Country. Not that Iowa is not beautiful, but where else can you come that close to Heaven without really being there? I have been to the mountains a few other times and with each trip, I not only appreciate the gift that Mother Nature has given us but I see something that I had missed from the time before...