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Stories from Thursday, December 15, 2005

Former Sac supervisor joins BV race (12/15/05)
Jerry Gosch will join a field of two other candidates running as Republicans for Buena Vista County supervisor in the June 6 primary. Also running are Republicans Terry Murray, a Storm Lake area farmer, and Sandy Johnson, who retired recently after serving 35 years with USDA Rural Development...
Community Services eyes funding (12/15/05)
Most members of the public don't realize just how complex the funding "pie" for county mental health services can really be. Dawn Mentzer, director of Buena Vista County Community Services, offered the county Board of Supervisors a view of funding challenges, and progress, in the management plan annual review last Tuesday...
Upper Des Moines sees victims of economic crunch (12/15/05)
Joan Spooner knows where the need is. As director of the Storm Lake center for Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc., Spooner sees firsthand the victims of poverty and tries to find help for those in need. Spooner offered a glimpse into the challenges that UDMO faces as it tries to help the needy when she and UDMO Executive Director Larry Rohret appeared before the Board last Tuesday with the organization's annual funding request...
Heritage Angel Tree shares gifts with children (12/15/05)
Kim Walsh and Doug Allerdings of Heritage Bank are pleased with the response of this year's Angel Tree. Underneath the tree are many donated gifts for less fortunate local children. You may still take part; gifts will be accepted until Dec. 20. Stop in at the bank and pick up a tag with a child's age and sizes at the bank. ...
New store gives good quality used items 'Second Chance' (12/15/05)
There's a new store open in Alta, just in time for you to visit and purchase a few last minute Christmas gifts. Glennis Halverson is the owner of Second Chance, a thrift store featuring a wide array of gently used items. "Opening this store is something I have wanted to do for a long time," she said. "Everyone like bargains. I like bargains!"...
Protest demands social justice (12/15/05)
"There are many moments in every generation when society must decide on its real moral principles," said Amber Joplan. "This is one of those moments in history - when our legislators put ideology over principle. It is time to sound the trumpets of justice and tell the truth."...
Flu vaccine runs out in BV County (12/15/05)
The flu season is just getting a grip, but the vaccine is already getting gone. All of the 850 adult doses of vaccine ordered for the season at Buena Vista County Public Health are gone, and of the 185 doses available for use by very young children, only half a dozen doses remained as of Wednesday...
Senseless killing of resident swan stuns local committee, $1,000 reward is offered (12/15/05)
Local members of the Trumpeter Swan Restoration Program along with state wildlife officials were stunned this past week when they learned that the male (cob) swan of the only Sac County resident pair in the program was shot down in a field just southeast of Wall Lake. ...
Birthday's (12/15/05)
Mae Selk will be celebrating her 90th birthday on Dec. 18 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Wel-Life in Alta. Happy 80th Birthday to Hilda Wendel. Happy 80th Birthday on Dec. 20 to Donnabelle Sievert. From your family.
'Cultural District' may be a boon to Cherokee (12/15/05)
Downtown Cherokee has been approved for an official designation as a Cultural and Entertainment District. It is one of eight Iowa communities to be chosen for the designation this season by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. A small group of boosters has been working for over a year toward the designation...
Iowa prof reveals a 'real King Kong' (12/15/05)
Although a re-make of the Hollywood classic "King Kong" may turn out to be the hit of the current movie season, a University of Iowa's study of real-life giant apes may be a television hit when it airs at 8 p.m. tonight, Dec. 15, on the History Channel...
Storm Lake boys cagers lose 2 OT heartbeaker to WC (12/15/05)
STORM LAKE - A brutal early-season schedule is taking a toll on the Storm Lake High boys basketball team's record so far this season. Tuesday night at the SLHS gym, the Tornadoes lost a two-overtime heartbreaker to Western Christian, 87-81, dropping to 0-4 on the season and to 0-2 in Lakes Conference action...
Choral Society hosts 'Joy to the World' concert Sun. (12/15/05)
Magical Christmas carols will fill the sanctuary of St. Paul Lutheran Church when Fort Dodge Choral Society presents "Joy to the World" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18. Talented singers, pianist Michelle Havlik-Jergins and the brass quintet Jive for Five will celebrate the joy of the season...
Buena Vista County Farm Bureau recognized for program excellence (12/15/05)
Buena Vista County Farm Bureau was recognized Nov. 30 for program excellence at the Iowa Farm Bureau annual meeting in Des Moines. Craig Hill, IFBF vice-president, made the presentation to Frank Klahs, 2006 Buena Vista County Farm Bureau president. The county received gold star recognition in membership, policy development, county action, net farm income, public relations, Ag in the Classroom, rural vitality and leadership development and silver star recognition for policy implementation. ...
FSA recognizes Binder and Widman (12/15/05)
Two special awards were presented by Farm Service Agency County Executive Director Rex Wittrock and Farm Loan Manager Bruce Storm. Don Binder, Alta, received a gavel for 10 years of service on the Buena Vista County Farm Service Agency Committee. During that time, Binder represented Local Administrative Area #1 which includes Brooke, Barnes, Lee, Poland, Scott, and Lincoln townships...
Funeral Arangements (12/15/05)
Lois Kohrt Setpember 6, 1921 December 7, 2005 Funeral services for Lois Kohrt, 84, of Aurelia, were 10:30 Monday, Dec. 12 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Richard Arndt officiating. Burial was in the River View Cemetery, Rock Rapids...
Let's welcome the Guards (12/15/05)
The exact time and date haven't been set yet, but word is that there is a homecoming planned for the six members of the Storm Lake garrison returning from Iraq at the end of this week. Seven left, and six are returning. I cannot stress enough how important it is that every person that possibly can needs to attend the homecoming tentatively scheduled at Storm Lake High School. ...
Beyond a mall maul (12/15/05)
Approximately once a year, despite my better judgement, my family convinces me to go shopping at one of those big malls. Last weekend what that once. So dutifully juice the Jeep with liquid gold so that another oil company can purchase a Congressman, blow a couple of hours driving through the fascinating frozen tundra, get flipped the bird by Christmas-crazed consumers doing 75 on a two-lane highway. ...