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Stories from Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Education Briefs (10/04/05)
Snyder part of Dana College royalty Jamie Snyder was chosen by the student body of Dana College to be part of the 2005 Homecoming Royalty. Snyder is the daughter of Rolen and Lynn Snyder of Alta, and attended Alta High School. She is currently a senior at Dana major in art...
Fairy tale characters will come to life on St. Mary's stage (10/04/05)
St. Mary's K-8 music teacher Gayle Strom rehearses with students Liz Kelly, Matt Lange and Martin Cruz for the drama department's upcoming fall musical, "Into the Woods, Jr.", scheduled for Nov. 4-5. The musical is the story of many well-known fairy tale characters - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and the Wicked Witch - whose stories are all twisted into one. ...
What do MAPPS and math have in common? (10/04/05)
Research shows that students achieve more when their families are invovled in their education. It is also common knowledge that competency in math is important to good jobs in many careers and to success in higher education. A team comprised of Storm Lake Middle School educators and Area Education Agency personnel became aware of a program called MAPPS (Math and Parent Partnerships). ...
Crop Walk adds Katrina victims to list (10/04/05)
Come rain or shine, many people are gearing up to join in the Storm Lake Crop walk, on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. with registration at 1:30. The two-mile walk will begin and end at "the church corner," Third and Lake. Organized locally, the Crop Walk has set a goal of recruiting 100 walkers and raising $4,000 to help stop hunger in our community and around the world, through self-help initiatives. One-fourth of the funds raised here in Storm Lake will go to victims of Hurricane Katrina...
Supervisors agree to give $3,500 toward raceway guardrail (10/04/05)
After some give and take, the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors last Tuesday agreed to give $3,500 toward materials for a guardrail or concrete barrier for Buena Vista Raceway at the county fairgrounds in Alta. According to the agreement the Buena Vista County Fair Board and Buena Vista Raceway, the Fair Board maintains the track. ...
National 4-H Week October 2-8 (10/04/05)
National 4-H Week is a time set aside to recognize the opportunities available for youth through 4-H. Buena Vista County 4-H is an educational program that actively involves youth in grades 4-12. The 4-H program was founded in the State of Iowa in 1902 and is under the direction of Iowa State University Extension...
Kiwanians hear about charter school (10/04/05)
Members of the Storm Lake Hi-Noon Kiwanis Monday heard about progress made at the Storm Lake High School/Iowa Central Community College Charter School that just started this fall. The Charter School, though, is just the latest in a number of steps toward fulfilling Storm Lake's educational diversity initiative, Anderson said...
High energy costs taking toll on Iowans (10/04/05)
Uncertainty about the rising cost of everyday items in the wake of the Gulf Coast hurricanes has many Iowans rethinking their spending plans. Julie Herold was hoping this year would be the year she could replace her 20-year-old carpeting. The retired teacher instead will spend that money on gasoline, natural gas and any other expense on the rise...
'A Day to Forever Change Storm Lake' (10/04/05)
The winds of change were quite literally blowing. Mayor Jon Kruse took a sweeping look along a lakefront that is about to become dramatically different. "Today is a day to forever change Storm Lake," the mayor told a crowd of about 100 gathered on a blustery Monday morning to watch the groundbreaking for Project AWAYSIS site work...
Engagements (10/04/05)
Cross and Ohden Linda and Ron Cross are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Ann Cross to the son of Terry and Don Ohden, as well as Norman Ohden of Boerne, TX, Ryan Lee Ohden. Melissa is a 1996 graduate of Storm Lake High School, a 2000 graduate of Buena Vista University and a 2005 graduate of the University of Iowa, with a Masters degree in social work. ...
Demos call for more early primaries, diversity (10/04/05)
Democrats trying to change their presidential primaries for 2008 agreed Saturday to recommend that at least two other states join Iowa and New Hampshire in voting during the opening days of the nominating campaign. That expansion, debated before a commission considering changes in the primary calendar, is intended to provide more racial and geographic diversity to an opening process now dominated by Iowa and New Hampshire. ...
Vilsack: Probe may lower gas cost 50 cents (10/04/05)
An impartial investigation into soaring gasoline prices could bring consumers a big saving, perhaps as much as 50-cents per gallon, Gov. Tom Vilsack said Friday. "We have studies that show that's how much we're being overcharged," the governor told The Associated Press...
This year's vaccine problem: ambivalence? (10/04/05)
State health officials are worried that last year's fears over shortages of flu vaccine and long lines may be replaced this year by ambivalence. Dr. Patricia Quinlisk, state epidemiologist, said people will have to revise their thinking from last year, when only older people and higher risk individuals could get a flu shot...
Local Sports Briefs (10/04/05)
SLHS JV GRIDDERS FALL Despite two touchdown passes from Ryan Drey to Luke Vanderwoude, the Storm Lake High junior varsity football team fell 37-28 to LeMars earlier this week. The Tornadoes were down 15-6 early but Drey's two scoring strikes to Vanderwoude led the comeback. Drey passed for three touchdowns while running back Alex Severson ran for over 100 yards and scored a rushing touchdown...
Wartburg deals BVU gridders 1st IIAC loss, 38-14 (10/04/05)
Wartburg College quarterback Reed Hoskins threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns as the Knights defeated the Buena Vista University football team 38-14 at Walston-Hoover Stadium here Saturday. It was the first Iowa Conference loss of the year for Buena Vista...
Rebel boys cross country team wins Poky Invitational (10/04/05)
The Sioux Central boys cross country team shrugged off a two-week layoff and won the varsity competition here Saturday at the Pocahontas Invitational. The Rebels were led by a fourth-place finish from Eric Patten, who finished the 5,000 meter course in 18 minutes, 20 seconds. Teammate Connor Lindquist was sixth in 18:44...
New in Theaters This Week (10/04/05)
TWO FOR THE MONEY - Matthew McConaughey and Al Pacino star as high-roller power players in the world of high-stakes sports gambling. Rene Russo and Jeremy Piven co-star. IN HER SHOES - Careless, self-destructive party girl Cameron Diaz keeps wrecking workaholic sister Toni Collette's life. Can grandma Shirley MacLaine make things right?...
Band, Choir and Madrigal concert (10/04/05)
Two Storm Lake students will perform with the Buena Vista University Band, Choir, and Madrigal Singers for a Homecoming Concert Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. in Schaller Memorial Chapel on the BVU campus. The concert is open to the public, free of charge...
Symphony tribute trips to 'Chicago' (10/04/05)
The renowned Cherokee Symphony opens its concert season on Sunday, Oct. 23, featuring a potpourri of styles from Vaughan Williams to music from the movie, "Chicago." The remaining dates include The Mid-Winter Concert on Sunday, Feb. 12, featuring noted pianist Dr. Susan Gray as guest artist...
Funeral Arrangements (10/04/05)
Delores Jean Schultz August 26, 1929 - September 28, 2005 Brown Deer Road, Coralville, died Wednesday, September 28, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City from complications of pneumonia, with her family at her side. Memorial services were held Monday, October 3, at St. ...
Readers Respond (10/04/05)
Factory farm fan club TO THE EDITOR, Factory farm fan club member Aaron Putze never tires of trying to criticize Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement members and others working to support family farmers... In a recent editorial printed statewide, Putze argues that CCI members oppose factory farms because it is "all about the money." Clearly, Putze doesn't live anywhere near a factory farm or he would know why thousands of Iowans are opposed to them. ...
My View (10/04/05)
Auctions are fascinating. I love to hear the jumbled words roll off the auctioneer's tongue; the action is so quick that it is almost makes the spectator dizzy. I haven't been to too many auctions but I did go to a few with my husband in our early marriage days...
Letter from the Editor (10/04/05)
The fitness center in Storm Lake is a great place, but the magazine rack leaves something to be desired. By the second day of the month, I have sweated upon the one ragged men's magazine and the one dogeared sports mag on the subscription list, and satisfied my FDA daily minimum requirements for testosterone...