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Stories from Monday, January 9, 2006

Lighten Up! (01/09/06)
Buena Vista County is going to be an active participant in Lighten Up Iowa 2006! Organizers announced this week that they have received a grant from the state to help promote the program and motivate local teams to take the challenge for a healthier lifestyle...
County officials look at bridge, storage bldg. projects (01/09/06)
Buena Vista County Engineer Jon Ites updated the Board of Supervisors this week on various county bridge projects. The Board approved a total overall payment of $63,938 to Christensen Bros. Inc. of Cherokee for a twin deck overlay on C65. The Board also approved an increase in county payment for right of way easements for small land parcels. Approved was an increase from $2,500 to $4,200...
Mayor Kruse signs blood proclamation (01/09/06)
Storm Lake Mayor Jon Kruse Tuesday signed a proclamation declaring January 2006 as National Blood donor Month at Storm Lake City Hall. Since 1970, the President of the United States has recognized January as National Blood Donor Month, highlighting the importance of giving the gift of life through blood donation. ...
Year-around school, new auditorium on committee's agenda (01/09/06)
When the Storm Lake Community School District's Citizen Advisory Board was asked to brainstorm for the future of local schools, they didn't fool around. A performance auditorium. Year-around schools. Unified summer school. And Superintendent Dr. Paul Tedesco isn't saying "impossible" to any of them, although he notes they come with considerable pricetags...
56 kids stuck on Head Start waiting list, SL principal pleads for funding (01/09/06)
"I wish the political candidates could see our East School - the programs are packed. We have over 300 kids right now in Head Start, 4 and 5 year old preschool classrooms, kinder-garten, first grade and kinderschool programs. We have wracked our brains to try to come up with more spaces for students."...
Spicy Murals Emerge (01/09/06)
If you should happen into La Juanita's at 613 Lake Ave. in Storm Lake, you're probably going to note a drastic change. Over the past two weeks, South Sioux City, Neb., artist Jose Luna has painted two vast , colorful murals the length of La Juanita's dining room. In addition, Luna last week added an unusual painting of a woman with a saber-toothed tiger and a prehistoric beast that seems a cross between a crocodile and a feathered creature...
Hearts Against Hurricanes (01/09/06)
Toothpaste, toilet paper, work boots, and work gloves - those items and much more are packed in vans with Buena Vista University students headed for Mississippi. With Hurricane Katrina and Rita having rocked the gulf coast and causing millions of dollars in property damage, there is still much work to be done...
Engagements (01/09/06)
Feldman-Lullmann Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Deb Feldman of York, Neb., and Randall and Karlene Lullmann of Storm Lake announce the engagement of their children, Erin Feldman and Josh Lullmann, both of Indianola. Erin received her bachelor of science in elementary education from Simpson College and is a fourth-grade teacher for the Indianola Community School District...
Magazine hounds Sanders for greyhound achievements, adoption (01/09/06)
Gloria Sanders, former longtime Storm Lake resident and Executive Secretary of the Iowa Greyhound Association for the past twenty years, was recently featured in the November issue of The Greyhound Review, published in Abilene, Kansas. Jim and Gloria Sanders have long been involved with racing greyhounds, from the old Sodrac (South Dakota Racing) track in Sioux Falls, and running a schooling track and boarding kennel, as well as raising and racing their own dogs, at Storm Lake...
Priest abuse cases piling up in Iowa (01/09/06)
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque said in a report that 20 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of children have been filed in recent months involving eight priests. The annual report, dated Jan. 4, said lawsuits have been filed in recent months against the archdiocese in connection with the Revs. Albert Carman, Albert Forster, William Goltz, Patrick McElliott, John Peters, William Roach, John Schmitz and William Schwartz, the report said...
Mustangs run past Panthers in unexpected rout (01/09/06)
Newell-Fonda players knew Friday night's game with Storm Lake-St. Mary's was nearly a must-win situation if they wanted to stay in the Northwest Conference race. "We were ready to play right away and I think that showed in the first quarter," Newell-Fonda's 6-foot-post player Sam Schaffer after the game. "I don't know if it was our best game of the season, but it was pretty close."...
Freshman leads BVU men to IIAC win over Cornell (01/09/06)
Brian Fogleman scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Buena Vista University men's basketball team to a 73-56 Iowa Conference road victory over Cornell College. Fogleman, who had missed the team's previous three games, set a new career high by going 9 of 11 from the field...
Aurelia's senior class to hold soup, pie supper (01/09/06)
The Aurelia Senior Class will have a soup and pie supper before the basketball game of Aurelia vs. Sioux Central on Tuesday, January 10th. Soup choices include chili, vegetable beef, chicken noodle, and potato. A variety of pie choices will be available along with coffee, milk, or water...
AGH wrestlers sweep MVC duals (01/09/06)
AGH senior Bradley Gustafson won his school-record 150th career match here Thursday evening in the Pirates' dual meet sweep of Westwood and Woodbury Central. Gustafson, a 119-pounder, won the 150th match of his career by pinning Westwood's Evan Dekok in 1 minute, 44 seconds...
SLHS girls shoot lights out in win over 'Cats (01/09/06)
Led by Katie Overturf's 20 points and double figure scoring from three other players, the Storm Lake High girls basketball team rolled past Schaller-Crestland here Thursday night at the SLHS gym. With the 84-62 win, the Tornadoes improved to 2-8 on the season...
Rebels edge Schaller-Crestland in conference tilt (01/09/06)
Trailing through most of three quarters, the Sioux Central boys basketball team played tough down the stretch here Friday night, dealing Schaller-Crestland a 50-48 loss. The Rebels trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half, and took their first lead at 40-39 with less than a minute left in the third quarter...
Newell-Fonda grads rocking steady in popular group (01/09/06)
Every rock n' roll band strives for a sound of its own, and area band Tantrum 2 Blind is no different. The five-piece band, all in their early-to-mid 20's, have been together since 2001, when four Newell -Fonda High alums and singer-songwriter Scott Kreis from Fort Dodge united in hopes of making a mark in Iowa, and they hope, on a national level...
Funeral Arrangements (01/09/06)
Arthur M. Ellis April 19, 1916 - Dec. 27, 2005 Arthur M. Ellis, age 89, of Fonda died Tuesday, Dec. 27 at the Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda, with Father Thomas Hart officiating. Burial with military rites by Ray Murphy Legion Post 114 was in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Fonda under the direction of the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda...
Keillor Speaks (01/09/06)
TROMSO, Norway - I began the new year as a sick man in a rather small space. It was a good solid cold, the sort of cold I usually catch just before a vacation - sore throat, stuffed head, racking cough - and the space was a middle seat, row 10, on a flight from Newark to Oslo, packed solid with Norwegians heading home...
Guest Opinion (01/09/06)
This past summer our newspaper expressed serious concerns about the presence of beer in certain exclusive areas of Principal Park in Des Moines during the state high school baseball tournaments. We thought that represented a dramatic departure from the purity of the high school game, and quite frankly, the family atmosphere many in Carroll worked to promote while we had the privilege of hosting half of the slate of games...
Letter from the Editor (01/09/06)
The front page headline in all caps on the biggest paper in Iowa trumpets, "$132 million prize made him giggle." "Him," is Hugh Hawkins, a real estate developer who attended three different colleges without graduating from any, has passed through a string of jobs and professions without seemingly making much of a dent in any. ...