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Stories from Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Scholarships available (01/17/06)
P.E.O. Scholarship for Storm Lake senior girls Applications are now available for the Storm Lake P.E.O. Scholarship. This $1,000 Scholarship will be awarded to a senior girl graduating this year from a Storm Lake High School and planning further education at a public or private college or university. ...
ICCC to sponsor equine classes (01/17/06)
Several equine programs will be presented by Iowa Central Community College starting Feb. 1. To pre-register for the programs, call Iowa Central at 515-576-7201 or 1-800-362-2793, ext. 2366. Horse breeding management - Feb. 1, 7-9 p.m., Iowa Central in Fort Dodge, Vocational Technical Building room 101. Dr. Ron Emerson, veterinarian from Eagle Grove, presenter...
Iowa Central offers trip to Denmark for renewable energies study (01/17/06)
Iowa Central Community College has teamed up with three other Community Colleges for International Development to offer a trip with college credit to Denmark May 18-June 3. There students will have the chance to study renewable energy such as wind farming, community based heating systems, methane digesters and solar energy from one of the world's top researchers...
Schulte calls for change in Congress (01/17/06)
Saying "we need a change in Congress," Democrat Joyce Schulte of Creston Saturday started her second challenge to Republican incumbent Steve King, kicking off her campaign with an appearance at the Storm Lake High School. Schulte's announcement appearance was one of several that she made throughout northwest Iowa Saturday...
County health insurance increase capped at 3.8 percent (01/17/06)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors, and county employees in particular, have received some good news as they found that health insurance premiums will be limited to a 3.82 percent increase. That's particularly good news for employees who now have 100 percent of employee premiums paid, with the county picking up half the cost of family premiums. Had the premium increase been substantially more, the Board may have leaned toward having employees pick up part of the cost...
Board of Supervisors votes to join Corridor (01/17/06)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors has agreed to indicate its intent to join the Iowa Great Lakes Corridor of Opportunity. Board Chair Bill Lanphere said the Corridor was applying for a state grant and had asked about Buena Vista County's intentions to join the economic development organization. ...
Aurelia schools: Join with Alta or Cherokee? (01/17/06)
The Aurelia School Board will hold a fact finding discussion about potential sharing with the Cherokee School Board Wednesday. Aurelia and Alta met in a similar fashion in November. The Aurelia board will discuss both options Wednesday night. Later this month, the board will have a retreat to disseminate the information from both meetings and decide the course of action...
Bringin' Home the Blues (01/17/06)
A local bluesman is doing his best to establish a legendary musical style on the northwest Iowa scene. Tom Gary, when he isn't teaching the Talented and Gifted students in the Schaller-Crestland schools, or acting as an adjunct professor in the classrooms of Buena Vista University at night, is outfitted in a jaunty porkpie hat ala "Elwood Blues" and pounding away at the keyboard anywhere that people love a high-energy, jazzy version of traditional blues music...
Former SL priest denies accusations (01/17/06)
Advocates for victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests are angry that a retired priest who once served Storm Lake has not been defrocked, despite more allegations against him than any other Iowa priest in the past 50 years. At least 25 people have accused the Rev. George McFadden, 80, of sexually abusing them as children while he served in six northwest Iowa parishes from 1953-92...
Engagements (01/17/06)
Danielle Willey and Kyle Kolander engaged Myron and Janice Kolander of Albert City announce the engagement of their son, Kyle Kolander of Omaha, Neb., to Danielle Willey of Omaha. Danielle is the daughter of Rex Willey, Kansas City, Kan. Kyle is a 1996 graduate of AC-T High School in Albert City and received an undergraduate degree from Morningside College, Sioux City, in 2001 and a master's degree in 2005 from Colorado State University, Ft. ...
Caucuses on King holiday upsets some (01/17/06)
Iowa's precinct caucuses fell on Monday this year, angering some activists because the meetings will be held on a federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. "Would they do this if it were held on some other ethnic holiday?" said Lawrence Williams, professor of African studies at Luther College in Decorah. "I'm sure someone would complain if they were being held on the day of Nordic Fest."...
Lawmakers ready to dive into the budget battles (01/17/06)
With its opening flourish out of the way, the Legislature turns this week to details of a proposed $5.3 billion budget with one of the first battles being over how much to give local schools. "We've had some initial discussion about that," said Senate Democratic Leader Michael Gronstal. "We are hopeful we can move forward relatively quickly."...
Daycare homes may organize for better pay (01/17/06)
More than 13,000 in-home daycare providers in Iowa hope to follow the lead of their counterparts in Illinois, who have organized to get better wages, health care and incentives for training. "To attract good folks and to keep good folks in child care we need to have improved rate reimbursement, some health care benefits and a voice in regulations," Kim Smith, 50, of Marshalltown, said Thursday as the children she was caring for napped nearby. Smith has been a child care worker for 28 years...
Three Alta wrestlers win titles at NW Conference meet (01/17/06)
Twin River Valley wrestlers won first places in eight weights here Saturday in the Northwest Conference meet, taking first as a team with 241.5 points. Graettinger-Terril was second with 199.5 points, followed by Alta with 189 points and Schaller-Crestland with 164 points. Sioux Central took sixth with 64 points...
Newell-Fonda girls turn back Galva-Holstein (01/17/06)
The Newell-Fonda girls basketball team broke open a close game in the third quarter here Saturday night, then holding off Galva-Holstein to come away with a 57-55 victory. Galva-Holstein held a 12-9 at the end of the first quarter and 30-22 at the half...
AGH wrestlers capture MVC title (01/17/06)
The AGH (Aurelia-Galva-Holstein) wrestling team edged rival BC-IG here Saturday to capture the Maple Valley Conference meet title. Three Pirate wresters - Bradley Gustafson at 119, Mike White at 135 and Chris Mikos at 145 captured first places. Taking seconds were Adam Parker at 112 pounds, Daniel Borchers at 215 and Adam Dreeszen at 275...
BVwrestlers beat three ranked teams (01/17/06)
The Buena Vista University wrestling team concluded a remarkable run at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals by defeating Augustana College 26-13 in the fifth-place match on Sunday. The Beavers defeated three ranked teams during the weekend while going 4-1...
Storm Lake Students in Jazz Festival (01/17/06)
The Storm Lake High School and Middle School jazz ensembles have been chosen to participate in the 34th annual Morningside College Tri-State Jazz Festival Thursday and Friday, Feb. 2-3 in Sioux City. Frank Hoskins will direct the high school musicians, Holli Safley leads the middle schoolers in this competition involving nearly 60 groups. Winners advance to the Iowa High School Jazz Championships...
Frostbite Frolic at Winter Games (01/17/06)
Applications are open for the Frostbite Frolic, the annual 5K/10K race at the University of Okoboji Winter Games January 27-29. The races begin and end at the Spirit Lake Middle School. Check in is at noon-1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, with the running to begin at 1:30. Spectators are welcome. The winners will be introduced Saturday night during the fireworks show on the Green Space next to the amusement park. Contact the chamber of commerce or call 712-332-2107 for more information...
Community theater offers an offbeat take on Shakespeare (01/17/06)
The Sioux City Community Theatre has opened its first show of 2006. The off-beat, fast paced comedy "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" will run through January 29th at SCCT's main stage at 1401 Riverside Drive. The show's director, Tim Hess, promises that this will be Shakespeare as you've probably never seen it performed before...
Funeral Arragements (01/17/06)
Ruby D. Christensen Aug. 13, 1909 - Jan. 15, 2006 Funeral services for Ruby D. Christensen, 96, Cherokee, formerly of Aurelia, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia with Pastor Harold Werley officiating. Burial will be in the Elk Township Cemetery, rural Alta. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia...
Letter from the Editor (01/17/06)
I'm a reader, what can I say? I seldom go far without a book, but there is the occasional little necessity trip when it is simply impractical to delay action long enough to browse for reading material. So, one reads the walls in the stalls. You can hardly help doing it, you know. It's there. You're something of a captive audience...
Readers Respond (01/17/06)
To The Editor, My friend Fats asked me the other day what I thought about the Patton Matter [Dave Patton was recently fired as assistant county attorney after charges relating to alleged underage drinking at a party at his home]. I told him I would read all about it - so I did. I think his former boss handled the matter OK...