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Stories from Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Mediacom offers $50,000 in scholarships (02/07/06)
Mediacom Communications is offering $50,000 in scholarship support for high school students who are seniors and plan to obtain further education. For the fifth consecutive year, as many as 50 high school seniors will be awarded Mediacom World Class Scholarships, worth $1,000 each...
Students to compete in 'olympics' (02/07/06)
Students at St. Mary's will be keeping close track of athletes competing in the Olympic Games as the children strive to earn their own gold, silver and bronze medals. The Olympic reading program was the dreamchild of fourth grade teacher Lisa Weber and third grade teacher Heidi Larsen...
Curtain ready to rise on restored 'Roxy' (02/07/06)
The show, as they say, must go on. Ironically, what nearly appeared to be the end for the historic Roxy Theater in Alta was the show, "In the Beginning." Work on that community theater play was going on last spring, when actors arrived to fund the hall flooded. A leak repair had failed - badly...
Pork industry brings home a lot of bacon (02/07/06)
Take a look at a picture of a typical Iowa hog back in the 1950s and you're likely to see a wallowing, round-bellied creature, quite aptly, perhaps, giving credence to the adage, happier than a pig in a pile of mud. Today, hogs are lean, mean, money-making machines, with less fat per pound than chicken or beef. ...
Storm Lake Legion to have Post reorganizational meeting (02/07/06)
After a period of relative inactivity, the Storm Lake American Legion Post will hold a meeting 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 19 at the Iowa Central Community College Storm Lake campus at 916 Russell St. According to American Legion Ninth District Commander Dana Evans, members of the post, spouses, and any veteran in the Storm Lake area are invited to come to the meeting...
Eddie chosen to lead AWAYSIS sales (02/07/06)
Steve Olson, President and CEO of Leisure Hotels, on Monday announced the first employee chosen for the Storm Lake AWAYSIS Lodge and Water Park. Stacey Eddie of Storm Lake has been chosen to lead sales efforts for the development, starting April 1. As Director of Sales, Eddie will be responsible for managing and directing the sales efforts for the hotel to increase revenues and develop local and regional awareness...
Both sides satisfied in murder verdict (02/07/06)
Both prosecuting and defense attorneys appear satisfied with the second-degree murder verdict of Jon McGee of Urbandale last week in Des Moines. McGee, 24, was convicted of the stabbing death of Terry Graham, 52, a traveling businessman working for Liberty Foods of Storm Lake...
Pilot-Tribune sweeps to 17 top awards in newspaper contest (02/07/06)
The Pilot-Tribune was honored with 17 top awards at the Iowa Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest awards banquet in Des Moines Friday. Judges described the newspaper as "insightful," "superb work," "dramatic," "compelling," and "spectacular," with "writing style that shows the passion you have." The Pilot "left me thinking afterwards" and features "editorials that hit home," said the judges, members of the Missouri Press Association...
Farmers market dates are set (02/07/06)
Dates have been set for the Storm Lake farmers market, according to JoAnn Olsen, market manager. The market will be open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays from June 17 through Oct. 14 and 4-6 p.m. Thursdays from July 13 through Sept. 14. New vendors are needed, including in the areas of baked goods and crafts...
Iowa immigrants likely to pan Mexico vote (02/07/06)
Mexican citizens living in Iowa are unlikely to participate in their nation's election due to a cumbersome registration process that requires them to return to Mexico, officials said. "The methodology they used accounts for the low numbers. It's not the will of the people," said Armando Villareal, administrator of the Iowa Division of Latino Affairs...
Iowa students will pick the best of Super Bowl ads (02/07/06)
This year, advertisers spent up to $2.5 million on each commercial aired during the Super Bowl. But are they getting their money's worth if they don't create a memorable ad? This is one factor a group of University of Iowa MBA students will consider as they rate Super Bowl ads from Sunday...
BVU men edge Loras in IIAC thriller, 60-58 (02/07/06)
Matt Wittry's three-point play with 22 seconds remaining sparked the Buena Vista University men's basketball team to a 60-58 Iowa Conference victory over Loras College here Saturday. The win was the ninth straight for the Beavers over the Duhawks in Siebens Fieldhouse...
BVU women win indoor title; men 2nd (02/07/06)
The Buena Vista University men's and women's indoor track and field teams competed in the Hilltop Open hosted by Cornell College here Saturday. The women were the team champions out of a field of 11 teams, winning with a total of 118 points. The men were second out of 11 squads with 96 points...
S-C grapplers finish strong (02/07/06)
The Schaller-Crestland wrestling team won two of three duals recently to close out the regular season. Last week, the Wildcats outmuscled Sioux Central to clinch a winning record in the conference at 3-2, which was good for a third-place finish. Winning matches for Schaller-Crestland were Ronnie Huseman, Bret Pryor, Nathan Frank, Mark McDonough, Matt Tielbur, Jeremy Robley, Zach Stephens, Brance Frehse and Michael Weber...
Rebels rally past Pomeroy-Palmer (02/07/06)
The Sioux Central boys basketball team trailed 34-27 at the end of the third quarter, but outscored Pomeroy Palmer 25-18 in the final frame to take home a 53-52 win. Tyler Walker led the Rebels with 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Mark Thompson added 13 points and three steals. Josh Dahlin pitched in with nine points and made the game-winning shot with three seconds left in regulation...
Dancing With Daddy (02/07/06)
The 5th annual Father-Daughter Dance in Storm Lake will be held Saturday, March 18, 7-9:30 p.m. at Storm Lake Middle School, 1811 Hyland Drive. The event is sponsored by Grace Lutheran Church and was created to help strengthen the bonds between fathers or father figures and their daughters. ...
'Joy of Singing' event to spotlight young area vocalists (02/07/06)
Fort Dodge Choral Society will present "The Joy of Singing" on Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge. The concert will include Brahms' "Liebeslieder Waltzes" and special guest performances by soprano Lisa De Vries and Fort Dodge native Jenna Ziems. Both soloist are recipients of Choral Society collegiate scholarships...
Voices of Praise lead inspiring show (02/07/06)
There will be a Concert of Praise at Buena Vista University's Anderson Auditorium Monday, February 27, starting at 7:30. The Voices of Praise Gospel Choir at BVU will feature Charles Sanders, the fabulous pianist from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Sioux City. Everyone is welcome...
Funeral Arrangements (02/07/06)
Gwendolyn Anderson May 8, 1927 - Feb. 3, 2006 Gwendolyn Anderson, age 78, of Spencer and formerly of Albert City, died Thursday, Feb. 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...
The Humorous Side (02/07/06)
I painted some bookshelves over the weekend, and when I cleared the shelves I realized I had become a pack rat. There were books there I haven't looked at or read in years. A 1994 AAA guide to Arizona. I like Arizona. So do a lot of other people. That's why a few gazillion people have moved there since 1994. ...
Letter from the Editor (02/07/06)
We of the '60s were the age of enlightenment, and the '70s the regrettable disco years, and the '80s the "Me Generation" and the '90s "Generation X" - how will this decade be remembered? So far, it's shaping up as the "Reality" era. Without a world war or a political upheaval or at least some shocking new breed of music - it's the best we can do, it seems...