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Stories from Tuesday, December 20, 2005

A whole new group of actors (12/20/05)
A group of St. Mary's students - kindergarten through sixth grade - teamed up with students from Buena Vista University who took time out of their hectic schedules to share their love of stage acting. The young students then had the opportunity to do their own acting on the "enormous" Anderson Auditorium stage on the BVU campus...
Scadden elected to emergency medicine (12/20/05)
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center emergency EMT Julie Scadden was recently elected to the Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association (IEMSA) for the Northwest Region. IEMSA's vision is to promote and advance the quality of care and professionalism of those who deliver emergency medical care throughout Iowa, public education, better communication in the EMS field, promotion of ethical standards, and furthering teamwork among those who are dedicated to saving lives and helping the sick and injured.. ...
Flu vaccine still available locally (12/20/05)
Flu vaccine is still available at Trimark's Family Health Center and Buena Vista Clinic in Storm Lake. "We are still giving shots," said Family Health Center Manager Ellen Anderson. Anderson said there is no prioritization as to which patients can receive vaccine. However, she said the clinic does not plan to order any more vaccine. "When it's gone, it's gone," Anderson said...
Guardsmen tell of fallen man's heroism (12/20/05)
SGT Gregory Tull of Pocahontas, posthumously promoted from corporal after he was killed by an insurgent bomb Nov. 25, was remembered by his fellow Guardsmen following a welcome home ceremony Friday night at the Storm Lake High School gymnasium. CPT Andrew Russell of Spencer said Tull had been out on a patrol that had faced off with insurgents the day before his death. Just 20, and a volunteer in going to Iraq, Tull did not hesitate under fire...
Convention & Visitors Bureau may turn independent as SL hopes grow (12/20/05)
The Storm Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau could find a life of its own as the business and tourism outlook continues to grow. Chamber Manager Marilyn Monson told the Storm Lake City Council about the possible independent status of the CVB Monday night as outside agencies came to the city for their annual funding requests...
Farmall Promenade to dance with Case (12/20/05)
In a stunning do-si-do of a turnaround, the "beaus and belles" of The Farmall Promenade have emerged from a trademark battle with fresh financial horsepower and their identity intact. The dispute, which once appeared destined for a courtroom, ends with former foe Case IH signed on as the corporate sponsor for the now-famous square-dancing tractor show...
King backs immigration reform bill, includes fencing for border states, a 'catch and release' policy for non-Mexican aliens in U.S. (12/20/05)
Iowa Congressman Steve King is commending his colleagues this week for supporting "a real debate on immigration." The area congressman was among those supporting the 239-182 approval of U.S. House of Representatives H.R. 4437 - also known as the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005...
Goodfellow hits $10,000; kids thankful (12/20/05)
The Mr. Goodfellow program is having another successful season. Pilot-Tribune readers have hit the $10,000 mark in donations so far to purchase warm winter clothing for needy Buena Vista County children. So far, about 175 children have been served, one of the highest totals ever for this early in the season. The result has been an outpouring of gratitude from the families that have been assisted. Here are a few of the resonses received to date:...
Birth Announcement (12/20/05)
Mike and Lisa Sahr are the parents of a daugher, Paige Elizabeth, born Dec. 13 in St. Paul, Minn. Grandparents are Herman and Sharon Sahr of Chippawa, Wisc. and Delbert and Morma Johnson of Storm Lake. Great grandmothers are Emma Clive of Farnhamville and Gen Hansen of Storm Lake...
Engagement (12/20/05)
Don and Phyllis Naber of Yankton, S.D., and Bruce and Evyonne Rusk of Linn Grove, announce the engagement of their children, Jennifer Liebert and Damon Rusk, both of Sioux Falls, S.D.Liebert is a graduate of the University of South Dakota and earned a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Sioux Falls. ...
Birthday (12/20/05)
Brandon Movall will celebrate his 11th birthday Dec. 20. He lives with his parents Paul and Julie Movall of Rochester, Minn. His favorite sports are swimming and soccer. Happy Birthday, Brandon. Grandpa and Grandma McGowan.
Iowa group issues school plan: teacher pay, (12/20/05)
An education group wants to raise teacher salaries and implement stricter performance guidelines before students advance to the next grade. Institute for Tomorrow's Workforce, created by state lawmakers to recommend education improvements, will present its ideas to the Legislature in mid-January...
Gustafson, Borchers lead AGH wrestlers in own invitational (12/20/05)
HOLSTEIN - AGH wrestlers Brad Gustafson and Daniel Borchers each went 5-0 in matches here Saturday at the Pirate Duals, leading the team to a second place finish. Rockwell City-Lytton / Southern Cal won the six-team meet by going 5-0 in duals during the tournament. AGH went 4-1, with its only defeat a 45-28 loss to RCL-SC...
SL's Brashears captures mat title (12/20/05)
CARROLL - Storm Lake's 103 pounder Jared Brashears won his first prep tournament wrestling title here Saturday, leading the Tornado grapplers to a seventh-place finish in the Carroll High Invitational. Brashears, a sophomore, won two matches in his weight bracket, opening by pinning Sean Stricker of Carroll in 1 minute 41 seconds. In the championship match, Brashears pinned Manson NW Webster's Keegan Barkley in 2:57...
Former SLHS athlete shines for Augustana grid team (12/20/05)
STORM LAKE - Adjusting from high school football to the gridiron at the Division II level is no piece of cake. Especially when you're talking about the North Central Conference, widely regarded as the top D-II athletic conference in the nation. But former Storm Lake High football standout Nick Skibsted, now playing for Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., has made it look easy...
Narnia: a more noble attempt at family adventure (12/20/05)
Oh - behold the scenes of brutality, the nightmarish little creatures, the harsh language, the devil-may-care asocial attitudes, the dangerous shrapnel flying about, the on-the-edge-of-your-seat terror! No, not in the movie, silly - that's what it was like driving an SUV-load of holiday-wound kids from our house to the Vista III...
Funeral Arrangements (12/20/05)
Funeral services for Patricia (Pat) Estes, 81, of Sioux Center, were 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Bruce Rapp and Pastor Randy Widbin officiating. Pat died Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital and Health Center in Sioux Center...
A PT Christmas Adventure (12/20/05)
'Twas five days before Christmas and guess what, I was stranded. Thank goodness in the distance, I saw that Santa had landed. Hey Santa, could you please give me a lift? I don't know any magic, and I'm stuck in this drift. I need to get to the PT office just as soon as I can,...
Why rain forest is the new Iowa environment (12/20/05)
What's the problem here? Why aren't Iowans selling the farms to invest in the newest form of Iowa development - fake rain forestation? If you read the paper, you'll know the big honking one clambers to endorse constructing a $180 million rain forest along the interstate, in a native environment so natural to such a thing that it's hard to believe we haven't thought of this before - between the truck stop and a Casey's, I believe...