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Stories from Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Storm Lake High School ACE student attend leadership conference (12/06/05)
The Advanced Career Exploration Career Organization officers from Storm Lake High School attended a special Officer Retreat in Des Moines on November 21 and 22. Students were given a tour of the downtown Wells Fargo Bank and presentations on career development from Wells Fargo personnel. The officers were then allowed to use a conference room to develop their own Career Organization goals and action plans...
BV County could join Corridor of Opportunity (12/06/05)
Buena Vista County could follow suit with Emmet County and join the Iowa Great Lakes Corridor of Opportunity, if talks continue to progress with the regional development group. Last week, the Emmet County Board of Supervisors voted to join the Corridor which is dedicated to regional economic development through joint promotion of industry, tourism, and retailing. ...
Music Department off to good start (12/06/05)
The year is off to an excellent start for the Storm Lake Music Department! The Beach Party, the department's annual back-to-school event that connects the community with our students and teachers for an evening of fun, got things going in August. The marching band had a successful season, earning a "I" rating at state contest. ...
It's not your old English class at St. Mary's (12/06/05)
Many adults may remember their language arts and reading classes where each student in the class read the same book. Some students flew through the book while their classmates may have struggled or not even finished the assignment. Educators are now working to offer all students success at their reading levels...
Fallon's no-big-cash campaign continue2 in SL (12/06/05)
With just two counties left before he's covered all 99 in Iowa, Democratic candidate for Governor Ed Fallon spent a full day in Buena Vista County Monday before moving on to finish off in Delaware County Thursday, home of Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Nussle...
Teacher pay rankings a 'disgrace' for IA? (12/06/05)
"Deep down, I believe this. You couldn't pay a truly exceptional teacher what their value is. They are worth their weight in gold." - Dr. Paul Tedesco The state's average pay for teachers crashed down three more spots to 41st in the national ranking, according to a headline-grabbing report Monday by the National Education Association...
Funeral Arrangements (12/06/05)
Glenn E. Tomforde November 30, 2005 Glenn E. Tomforde, age 86, of Storm Lake, died on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at his home. A graveside service was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake, with Revered Mark Abraham of St. ...
AGH wrestlers edge St. Eds. for MNW title (12/06/05)
MANSON - The A-GH wrestling team edged Fort Dodge St. Edmond by three points here Saturday for first place in the ten-team Manson Northwest Webster Tournament. The Pirates won with 172 points to 169.5 for Fort Dodge St. Edmond. Ogden was third with 143 points, while South Hamilton (134) and Manson NW Webster (111) followed...
Class 4A Boone slips past SLHS (12/06/05)
BOONE - Class 4A Boone rallied from a three-point halftime deficit here Saturday night to deal the Storm Lake High boys basketball team a 66-59 loss. Boone outscored the Tornadoes 21-16 in the third quarter to lead 46-40 after three frames. SLHS Bob Grant said his team got to within 60-59 late in the fourth quarter before Boone pulled away...
Aurelia boys upset Mustangs (12/06/05)
By MIKE TIDEMANN Pilot-Tribune Staff AURELIA - In a four-quarter nail-biter, the Aurelia Bulldogs came back from a 10-point, third-quarter deficit to beat the Mustangs of Newell-Fonda in a home game here Friday night. The Bulldogs led 17-14 at the end of the first period, then slipped, as the Mustangs led 33-30 at the half and 45-43 at the end of the third period. The Bulldogs rallied for an 18-12 advantage in a high-scoring fourth quarter for the one-point win...
'Analog Art' all month at Witter Gallery (12/06/05)
The Witter Gallery is pleased to present the work of Roy Cacek for the month of December. The gallery will be showing Cacek's exhibition "Analog Art" from December 1 - 30. "Analog Art" is a collection of Cacek's paintings that focus on utilizing technology in the way he interprets the world around him. The paintings focus on the most basic shape, the square...
Grammy winner pours his heart out at BVU (12/06/05)
I can't help but contrast the Jeffrey Gaines and Ten O' Clock Scholars concert last Friday night at Buena Vista University with another celebrated concert I saw quite a number of years ago. It was 1981 when Waylon Jennings and his wife, Jesse Colter, performed in Rapid City, S.D. It was not the standing-room-only concert that the performers would have wished. That's good, because Jennings was so drunk that he could barely stand and I wasn't certain what drug Colter was on...
Parades over prudence (12/06/05)
The State of Iowa doesn't have the death penalty. But we have Veishea. And now Iowa State University officials say the annual celebration - which has been plagued by binge-drinking-fueled riots and criminal behavior over the last two decades - will not only be reinstated for 2006, but continue in a "wet" environment with no curtailment of the school's normal alcohol policies...
Let it snow? Heck no (12/06/05)
I've been hearing that song on the radio too much, "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow." So stop already! I'm getting a little tired of hearing the song and I'm getting a little tired of seeing those white flakes everywhere. (I know it's not dandruff.)...