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Stories from Thursday, December 29, 2005

Citizen of the Year (12/29/05)
If Project AWAYSIS is the biggest public project in Storm Lake history, the man behind the plan is a natural choice for Citizen of the Year for 2006. He shares the honor with the army of over 200 volunteers who have helped bring the idea from dream to reality...
Students share opinions in VFW and Auxiliary essay contest (12/29/05)
Students from schools throughout the county were invited to take part in one of two essay-writing contests sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign War and Ladies Auxiliary. The grand prize winner of the Patriot's Pen contest, designed for middle school-age students, is a $10,000 savings bond. The top winner of the Voice of Democracy contest, designed for high school-age students, will receive a $25,000 scholarship...
Student voices her opinion on democracy (12/29/05)
How I Demonstrate My Freedom By Heather Kessler - Junior at Storm Lake High School "My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you - but ask what you can do for your country." This quote was heard all over the world on Jan. 20, 1961 by John Fitzgerald Kennedy at his inaugural address in Washington, D.C. ...
Please keep area clear of ice and snow for your mailcarrier to make a safe trip to your mailbox (12/29/05)
When winter's frigid temperatures bring significant snow and ice to the Midwest, it means slippery surfaces, which can be dangerous and costly for homeowners, as well as their visitors - and for their letter carrier. By clearing a path when the snow arrives, accidents can be prevented, according to the local Post Office...
Schaller woman is 'star for a night' (12/29/05)
When the cameras turned her way, Betty Roeder danced. That was probably a natural reaction for Roeder, a retired longtime Schaller teacher, who attended the American Music Awards recently in Los Angeles, Calif. Roeder was the guest of her son, Paul, who handles publicity for the top brass in the Disney corporation, owners of ABC which sponsors the event...
County may save funds by cutting jail plan basement (12/29/05)
Elimination of a basement in the new county jail could save the county money, the project construction manager told the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors Tuesday. John and Steve Hansen of Midwest Construction Consultants of Houghton and Rod Moore of Moore & Associates of Omaha, Neb., discussed a basement, and other options for the $4.8 million jail...
300th infant helps celebrate (12/29/05)
Every year, the first New Year's Baby is honored at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, but this year, one of the last to be born in the year saw an unusual party. Medical center employees threw a celebration in honor of the 300th birth in 2005 at BVRMC. This was the first time reaching 300 since 1992. A medical center RN had the 301st baby, which added to the excitement...
Nutrition Resolution? Here's How to Begin (12/29/05)
As the new year begins, the time has come to start making those resolutions. What if your resolution is to get healthier or eat healthier? There have been a lot of changes in what is suppose to be healthy for a person. "I want to look better, I'm guessing I'm going to have to eat better and not order pizza too much," Christina Johnson, Alta, said of her resolution...
Anniversary (12/29/05)
Cecil and Naomi Mager of Newell, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 30. Instead of a party, we are asking everyone to send them a card. You can send your congratulations to: Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Mager, 6138
Energy sticker shock hitting cash-strapped Iowa schools (12/29/05)
In a Iowa schools, already hurting for cash, may have to spend up to $40 million more this year than last year for heat and transportation. Some districts have restricted travel while others have turned to alternative fuel sources. And in some schools, children may have to bundle up as the thermostats are turned down...
Consumers get a taste of food safety reports online (12/29/05)
By MICHAEL WILSON Special to the Pilot-Tribune With a click of a mouse, consumers can get the dish on their favorite restaurant. And so far, a lot of people have been sampling what a new state Web site has to offer. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals launched the "Informed Dining" Web site this year, giving consumers access to restaurant inspection reports. Since it started in January, the Web site has averaged about 20,000 hits a day, said Steve Young, director of the agency...
Laurens-Marathon softball team tops '05 list (12/29/05)
By CHRIS TODD Sports Editor STORM LAKE - With eight school districts in the area and a Division III college, choosing the top ten sports stories in any given year is easy in some respects but difficult in others. Finding ten stories is never difficult, as it might be in some rural areas in the Midwest...
Former Sioux Central cager Dunn thriving in Europe (12/29/05)
By CHRIS TODD Sports Editor SIOUX RAPIDS - Some people are born to play basketball, but former Sioux Central athlete Alex Dunn didn't appear to be one of them - until after his freshman year in high school. As a ninth grader, Dunn was 6-foot-2 and played shooting guard for the Rebels' freshman team. Then fate intervened in the form of a seven-inch growth spurt. He went from a guard his freshman season to 6-foot-9 post player his sophomore year...
'Cheaper 2': sequel dozen times better than original (12/29/05)
"Hey - every dad is entitled to one hideous shirt, and one horrible sweater. It's part of the dad code." Mine is a red Hawaiian flowered number which my children have never permitted me to wear, not even on Halloween. "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" rings about as true as that fatherhood comment above from Steve Martin's character, reproductively productive paternalist Tom Baker, in the sequel that opened to a decent eggnog-soaked crowd over the weekend at the Vista III...
WWE Superstars coming to area (12/29/05)
The Clay County Events Center at the fairgrounds in Spencer has just inked a World Wrestling Entertainment show for Saturday, March 25, a preview of the Wrestlemania event that will occur a week later in Chicago. The hard-hitting cast of good guys and bad guys is one of the most popular cable TV and touring acts in the world. ...
Dierenfield MetaBank Volunteer of the Year (12/29/05)
MetaBank is pleased to announce Tracee Dierenfield as the bank's Northwest Iowa market fifth annual Volunteer of the Year. MetaBank presents this award to reinforce the bank's commitment to community involvement and recognize employees' volunteerism...
Shea in BVRMC Circle of Life (12/29/05)
"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." This quote received from Dr. T. E. Shea, retired medical doctor from Storm Lake and his daughters, expresses why they made the decision to join the Circle of Life. The Sheas have become a part of the Circle of Life legacy circle for Buena Vista Regional Medical Center by including the Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation in their financial plans to support the quality healthcare BVRMC provides well into the future.. ...
MetaBank provides gifts for children (12/29/05)
Employees of MetaBank, led by Fern Bjorklund and Barb Kestel, donated gifts of toys and clothing for children in Buena Vista County foster care. In past years, MetaBank has adopted needy families, care center residents, residents of Faith, Hope & Charity, and children hospitalized at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center to brighten their holiday season. Fern and Barb recently delivered a large bundle of gifts to the Iowa Department of Human Services on behalf of everyone at MetaBank...
Funeral Arrangements (12/29/05)
James William "Bill" Berry James William "Bill" Berry of Storm Lake died Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake. Funeral Mass for Mr. Berry was celebrated on Friday, Dec. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake by Father Bruce Lawler. Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements...
Top five local stories good news (12/29/05)
It's sort of odd when you think about it. But the top five stories of this year, nationally and internationally, dealt with tragedy, war, and disaster. Locally, though, the top five stories dealt with economic development and a bank robber who just didn't quite pull it off...
Future of Arnolds Park rests in its past (12/29/05)
ou can hear the cries from the carnival rides, The pinball bills, ski ball slides, Watching the summer sun fall out of sight, There's a warm wind blowing in off of the ocean Making its way past the hotel wall to fill the streets Mary is holding both of her shoes in her hands...