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Stories from Monday, February 6, 2006

Supervisors gear up for comp plan meetings (02/06/06)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors this week eyeballed a series of meetings that will be held around the county to get public comment on a new comprehensive plan. While the cost of the $80,000 project will be paid with a grant to the county, there still remains a lot of legwork before any final changes are made in how the county regulates building and other issues throughout rural areas of Buena Vista County. ...
SL musical teens, parents compare their taste in tunes (02/06/06)
When The Who's Pete Townshend penned his mid-1960's rock anthem 'My Generation,' a line in the song - 'hope I die before I get old' -pretty much summed up the so-called 'Generation Gap' of the era. It was a time when parents, many from the 'Swing Generation' that came of age in the 1940s, clashed with their baby boom children on everything from pop culture to serious political issues like the Vietnam War, Civil Rights issues and the Women's Movement...
Don't get SAD, lighten up this winter (02/06/06)
Winter's been long. The days are still too short, the nights long and you're feeling blue. No matter how many hours you sleep, you still wake up tired. You're irritable and have poor concentration. What's more, you're eating too much, craving carbs, and packing on the pounds. If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD.)...
Garden Club meets Feb. 19 (02/06/06)
The Buena Vista Federated Garden Club of Storm Lake will meet Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Storm Lake Public Library Conference Room. Roll call will be naming a rose I remember. Doris Berge is in charge of the Garden Hint this month. "Roses in My Garden" will be the program presented by member, Needra Ripke. Hostesses are Needra Ripke and Lois McConkey...
Scadden tells Kiwanians about hurricane relief efforts (02/06/06)
Sometimes disasters can be so overwhelming, even the caregivers are overcome. Julie Scadden of Schaller, a member of the Board of Directors for the Iowa EMS Association, told Storm Lake Hy-Noon Kiwanians recently about her experiences working with victims of hurricanes in Florida in 2004 and last year following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, La...
Medical Center expansion plan nearly done, to include a healing garden (02/06/06)
After a series of major changes to the facility over the past few years, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is putting an exclamation point on the era of change by building another addition to the northeast side of the center this summer. CEO Todd Hudspeth said Thursday BVRMC is working with Visions in Architecture, an Omaha, Neb., firm, on plans for the addition on the north side of the special clinic...
Making a dent in 'deadbeat' dads (02/06/06)
The term "deadbeat" brings anger for many. Images of split families, perhaps a situation of child poverty, and a parent who can't - or won't - live up to his or her responsibility. There are a myriad of reasons why people may fail to make their scheduled payments, but one thing is certain - changing state policies and procedures are making a stronger effort to make sure the non-custodial parent still helps support their children...
Anniversary (02/06/06)
Mary Lou and Don Cook celebrate 50th Don and Mary Lou Cook of Nemaha are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary Feb. 5. The couple have three children, Debra and husband Dr. John Peters of Omaha, David and wife LuAnn of Nemaha and Brenda and husband Rick Mentzer of Schaller. They have six grandchildren...
Superintendents: schools would use windfall to pay teachers (02/06/06)
A survey of Iowa school superintendents shows additional state money would be used to increase teacher pay and enhance programs for student achievement, Democratic lawmakers said Wednesday. Another high priority for school officials was finding money to pay for soaring energy costs, the survey said...
St. Mary's girls fall to patient Sac City, 66-48 (02/06/06)
It came down to patience on offense here Friday night at the St. Mary's gym in the Panther girls basketball team's Northwest Conference showdown with Sac City. Put simply, Sac City had it and the Panthers didn't. The Indians came away with a 66-48 win to stay in the running for a conference title...
Spencer wins thriller over SLSH boys (02/06/06)
Spencer hit 11 three-point shots in 18 attempts on its home floor here Friday night, including the gamewinner with just two seconds left in a 65-62 win over the Storm Lake High boys basketball team. With the loss, the Tornadoes dropped to 5-7 in Lakes Conference action and to 6-10 overall...
Turnovers hurt BVU men in loss at Central (02/06/06)
Six players reached double figures for Central College, which defeated Buena Vista University 79-61 in an Iowa Conference men's basketball game here on Wednesday. The setback snapped Buena Vista's season-long three-game winning streak, as the Dutch snapped a 17-game losing streak to the Beavers...
Central rains three's in over BVU women (02/06/06)
Behind a season-high 26 points from Ashley Nekola and a flurry of 3-point baskets, the Central College women's basketball team defeated second-place Buena Vista 82-78 on Wednesday. Central, just 3-16 overall and 3-9 in Iowa Conference action, was handled easily by the Beavers 101-69 in the league opener November 29 at Storm Lake. But the Dutch placed four players in double figures to drop the Beavers to 12-7 overall and 7-3 in the league...
Highway 101 comes to Highway 71 (02/06/06)
The Lakes Art Center in Okoboji is offering the first area concert of a popular Grammy Award-winning country band, Highway #101. Tickets are on sale now for the show, Saturday, March 25 at 8 p.m. in the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre. "Many have been asking us for a top level national country artist," Art Center officials said...
Funeral Arrangements (02/06/06)
Gwendolyn Anderson Feb. 2, 2006 Gwendolyn Anderson, age 78, of Albert City, Iowa, died Thursday, February 2, 2006, at Long House Nursing Home in Spencer. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Albert City, with Reverend David Bernhardt officiating. Burial was in the Fairfield Township Cemetery at Albert City. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (02/06/06)
He is all but invisible, and if anybody bothered to ask - which they never do except for today - he would say he likes it that way. He is bent double now, scrabbling through the trash in a Sunrise Park barrel. He shamelessly grunts with the effort, the foul odor of the garbage no worse than that of his own body. With a muffled gasp, he emerges with his prize - two Budweiser empties, which he wipes on his filthy jacket and drops into a black plastic bag...
Readers Respond (02/06/06)
To the Editor: January 22 marked the 33rd anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision. It was a gloomy anniversary. What can our nation say about 33 years of abortion on demand? Is there any regret for the 45 million aborted children? How many potential scientists, doctors, lawyers, teachers and priests were aborted? Is there any regret over the countless women injured in the abortion mills? How will most people remember this anniversary? Many planned to attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C. ...
Schroeder's Point (02/06/06)
In my forty something years I have learned a few important and a few not really that important things. None so important, though, as the basic differences between the workings of men and women. I have noticed that most men enjoy a good conversation, especially when it revolves around them. Women love a good conversation when it involves any gossip about anyone else...