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Stories from Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Saturday Art Club to meet (01/10/06)
Saturday Art Club at the Witter Gallery, brought to you by the Witter Gallery and BVU Art Senior Seminar, will be having its third session on Jan. 14. The Saturday Art Club is for first through fourth graders and will be held from 10:30-12. This Saturday's event will be a lesson in printmaking and also working with clay. Snacks will be provided. The next session will be Feb. 11...
Union launches teacher pay campaign (01/10/06)
The state's teacher union will begin an ad campaign this week to pressure lawmakers to spend $172 million to increase teacher pay over the next three years. The radio spot began airing on 90 stations on Monday, timed to coincide with the opening of this year's legislative session...
Australian consultant talks up development for small communities (01/10/06)
An Australian community development consultant laid out a game plan for success for small towns Thursday at Buena Vista University in a conference for northwest Iowa Iowa State University Extension staff. David Beurle, from Melbourne, Australia, was the keynote speaker at the Anchors Away conference attended by 120 ISU Extension staff...
Band Royalty (01/10/06)
Three Storm Lake Middle School students have been selected to participate in the Karl King Honor Band Festival. The sixth grade band members chosen include Katie Schulz- Bb clarinet, Mark Greenwalt- trumpet, and Adam Ullerich- bassoon. Students were selected based on teacher recommendation. Their instructors are Barb Wells and Holli Safley...
Supervisors to decide Corridor membership (01/10/06)
Possible membership in the Iowa Great Lakes Corridor of Opportunity will take up a slice of the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors' time as the Board meets today. It is scheduled to address Corridor membership at 11 a.m. The county has been approached by various other development groups, most notably Fort Dodge. ...
Current fast on Raccoon River development (01/10/06)
Plans for a Raccoon River canoe trail running from Buena Vista County to Des Moines paddled forward Saturday with a planning meeting held in Jefferson. Thirty-two people attended the session, including several state political and environmental leaders. Rusty Martin and Kay Meyer, both of Sac County, represented the local area...
1,000 miles in Lewis & Clark footsteps (01/10/06)
Some people enjoy reading history. Some enjoy it so much, though, that they choose to relive it. Jim Swanson of Sioux City relived the journeys of Lewis and Clark, exactly 200 years to the day, as a member of the Corps of Discovery reenactment group that started first in Pittsburgh where Captain Meriwether Lewis picked up his 55-foot keelboat and floated downstream to the confluence of the Mississippi and the junction of three states - Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky. ...
Cancer can't stop area lawmaker (01/10/06)
Suddenly, those inevitable political battles under the golden dome don't seem like such a challenge anymore. Even as veteran state legislator Mary Lou Freeman begins another volatile session in Des Moines this week, she is also beginning chemotherapy as a new victim of breast cancer...
Anniversary (01/10/06)
Endresons celebrate 70th Lloyd and Alice Endreson of Alta will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Jan. 19. The Endreson family will gather together on Jan. 21 to celebrate this special occasion. The couple has three sons and one daughter: Gene and his wife Sandy of Jackson, Minn., Jane Jones and her husband John of Omaha, Neb., Jerry and his wife Linda of Kansas City, Mo., and Keith and his wife Pam of Cedar Rapids. ...
U of I team discovers star circling a black hole (01/10/06)
University of Iowa researchers have found a giant star orbiting a medium-sized black hole - a discovery they hope proves the existence of a new class of black hole and explains how they evolve. The discovery was made indirectly as researchers noticed the black hole's X-rays became brighter and dimmer every 62 days. This showed them how often the star orbited the hole...
Gambling debate looms as legislators go back to work (01/10/06)
This year's Legislature faces a full-blown gambling debate because of a dispute over pull-tab video lottery machines, House Speaker Chris Rants said Friday. "It's unavoidable." At the same time, a legislative oversight committee was grilling Lottery Commissioner Ed Stanek on the issue, with Stanek arguing that he's simply following a law approved by the Legislature allowing the machines...
BVU cage teams continue defense of IIAC titles (01/10/06)
BVU men notch road win at Loras Loras College used balanced scoring to defeat the Buena Vista University men's basketball team 59-51 on Saturday. Six different Duhawks scored at least seven points as Loras held Buena Vista to its lowest scoring output of the season...
St. Mary's girls beat Remsen-SM, Gehlen to win CYO tourney (01/10/06)
The Storm Lake-St. Mary's basketball team won the CYO Tournament here Saturday and Sunday, winning games over Remsen-St. Mary's and LeMars Gehlen. In Sunday's championship game, junior point guard Abby Richardson scored a game-high 26 points, on 8 of 14 shooting from two-point range and three of three shooting from beyond the arc. She added five steals, eight assists and three rebounds...
S-C grapplers Tielbur, Stephens take 2nd place at CRB Invite (01/10/06)
Despite being hit hard by colds and the flu, the Schaller-Crestland wrestling team took eighth-place here Saturday in a 12-team invitational meet. According to Schaller-Crestland coach Doug Davidson, six of his eight wrestlers placed in the meet.. Leading the way for the Wildcats were 152 pounder Matt Tielbur and 171 pounder Zach Stephens. Both took second places...
SLHS boys tip Alta, 54-50 (01/10/06)
The Storm Lake High boys basketball team improved to 3-5 here Saturday night with a 54-50 win over intra-county rival Alta. The Tornadoes vaulted to a 16-10 lead in the first quarter, and led 28-23 at the half. The Cyclones outscored SLHS 16-13 in the third quarter to pull within 41-39 at the last break. The Tornadoes held a 13-11 advantage in the fourth quarter to come away with the four-point win...
Blues Travels (01/10/06)
Consider it an education. Blues 101. On Friday, January 13, the Raccoon River Blues Boys band will be playing Anderson Auditorium on the campus of Buena Vista University as part of the ACES cultural education program. The show is open to the public, 7-8:30 p.m...
Ag & Home Show is Jan. 28 in Storm Lake (01/10/06)
The 11th Annual Buena Vista County Ag and Home Show planning is underway. The annual event is sponsored by The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce and The Buena Vista County Pork Producers. The show is featuring the annual "Winter Cookout" of pork burgers. The date is January 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the former Wal-Mart Building, 1280 N. Lake Ave, in Storm Lake. Admission is free...
Toby tosses down on Sioux City (01/10/06)
Ticket sales have opened for country star Toby Keith's "Big Throwdown Tour II" with special guests Joe Nichols and Scotty Emerick. The show is Thursday, February 9th at Tyson Events Center in Sioux City. Reserved tickets are $59.75 and $44.75, and are available at the Box Office, ticketmaster.com or charge by phone (712) 252-3434...
Funeral Arrangement (01/10/06)
Joshua McGowan May 19, 1984 - Jan. 3, 2006 Joshua McGowan, age 21, of Cherokee and formerly of Aurelia, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006. A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Reverend Larry Lemke officiating. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (01/10/06)
Just listen to important Iowa legislators gnashing their teeth around a shiny table in Des Moines, fretting over the treatment of gambling addicts and whether their poor constituents are losing their proverbial shirts right this moment in unwise back-room games of Texas Hold'em...
Glawe Outlook (01/10/06)
There are dictionaries for converting Spanish words to English, French words to English and German words to English, among others, but I have never seen a dictionary for converting farmer's terms to English. For us city-raised people, a book such as this would be conveniently helpful...
Readers Respond (01/10/06)
To The Editor, I've got to take issue with some recent statements by Lanny Miller, DNR Biologist, as reported in the "Pilot Tribune!" It seems Lanny has fallen into the same old bureaucratic trap of "Build it, and they will come"! They being fisherman...