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Stories from Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Jury clears Clark in malpractice suit (02/14/06)
After deliberating just three hours, a Buena Vista County District Court eight-person jury Friday night found Dr. John Clark not guilty of malpractice in a foot surgery performed Jan. 24, 2001. Larry Mooney of Nemaha had filed the suit, alleging that Clark had not informed him that it was the first such surgery that Dr. ...
Internet class offered (02/14/06)
Local small business owners can learn how to move into the world of Internet commerce at an upcoming two-part workshop in Storm Lake. Iowa State University Extension in Buena Vista County and the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce, are sponsoring the workshop, which will be presented at the Storm Lake High School computer lab, Feb. 20 and Feb. 22, 6 to 9 p.m...
Education Briefs (02/14/06)
Students named to ICCC honors lists Iowa Central Community College has released its academic honors lists for the fall semester. Students with 12 or more credit hours who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average were named to the President's List. Students with 12 or more credit hours who achieved a GPA of 3.5-3.99 were named to the Dean's List...
SLHS students go to All-State (02/14/06)
Storm Lake High School large group speech students competed at the state level Feb. 4 at Spencer. For the first time since SLHS has had large group speech (1988-89), all groups earned an overall "I" rating at the state level. Each event is judged by three judges. Three groups were selected to go on to perform at the All-State Festival to be held this Saturday in Ames...
St. Mary's students compete in State Speech (02/14/06)
St. Mary's High School sent eight teams to State Speech Large Group competition on Feb. 4. Four of those groups received one ratings, with one team heading to ISU for All-State Saturday. The Ensemble Acting group of seniors Tyrel Drey and Maggie Lange received two nominations for the All-State Festival for their presentation of "Scorned," but did not qualify to perform. However, they will be honored for their nomination...
County puts budget decisions on hold (02/14/06)
With two out of five members unable to attend, the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors Tuesday put on hold any major decisions affecting the county budget. Board Chair Bill Lanphere was one of the first to put his foot against the door in making any major budget decisions. Lanphere did say, though, that a discussion of insurance and wages might be in order...
Farm Bill listening session Feb. 23 in Pomeroy (02/14/06)
Farmers and rural residents are encouraged to attend Farm Bill Listening Sessions scheduled in six Iowa communities in February. One session is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Pomeroy Community Center, across from City Hall at 114 S. Ontario, from 1 to 3:30 p.m...
After half a century, former teacher still helping SL schools (02/14/06)
Margaret Bumann has been surrounded by children for a half-century. And she loves it. "School's my life," said Margaret, who though retired, continues to serve as a substitute in the Storm Lake schools. Teachers, along with Principal Julie Kwikkel, recently shared good wishes with Margaret as she recalled her first day of teaching, Jan. 19, 1956, at the Battle Creek School. And 50 years later, Margaret was, where else, in a classroom at West Elementary for the day...
'Communit Voices' begins in SL (02/14/06)
Community Voices, a program to help the recent wave of Sudanese immigrants become better acquainted with their community and its customs and services, started Sunday at the AEA building at Flindt and Russell. Sponsored by ISU Extension, Community Voices moderators Rhonda Christensen and Jane Nolan Goeken met with a number of Sudanese people Sunday to help identify the program and discuss concepts such as leadership, government and civic organizations, and citizen involvement. ...
Showers (02/14/06)
Demers bridal shower Feb. 25 at St. Mark The public is invited to a bridal shower for Amy Demers on Saturday, Feb. 25, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1614 West 5th St. in Storm Lake. Amy is the bride-elect of Shawn Cogdill, son of Frank and JoEtt Cogdill, Dunlap. She is the daughter of Gary and Deb Demers, Storm Lake. The couple plans a March 25, 2006, wedding...
Weddings (02/14/06)
Kelly and Cory Nydene share vows Kelly Fynaardt and Cory Nydene were united in marriage on Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Brad Meinders, Pipestone, Minn., cousin of the bride, officiated the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Pete and the late Joann Fynaardt of Oskaloosa. Parents of the groom are Dale and Luella Nydene of Storm Lake. Grandparents of the bride are Marion and JoAnn VandeKieft of Oskaloosa...
Task force head sees lottey TouchPlay access as big issue (02/14/06)
The director of a special task force looking at the spread of the Iowa Lottery's TouchPlay video machines said Friday that his biggest worry in the debate is access to the machines. Michael Mahaffey, a Montezuma lawyer, said what troubles him most is young people having access to the machines...
Lawmkers pressured for school standards (02/14/06)
Pressure is mounting to end Iowa's reign as the only state without uniform school standards, according to some lawmakers. "Basically, the bottom line is the children," said Sen. Mike Connolly, D-Dubuque, co-chair of the Senate Education Committee...
Vanload of illegals rolls on Hwy. 71 (02/14/06)
A van carrying 19 people, all believed to be illegal immigrants, rolled early Friday on Interstate 80 in Cass County, the sheriff's office said. The van was headed east when it rolled onto its side and ended up in the westbound lanes of traffic, officials said...
Wildcats advance four to district meet (02/14/06)
Qualifying six wrestlers to next week's Class 1A District meet, Graettinger-Terril took the team title at a sectional meet Saturday in Laurens. G-T won the competition with 193 points while Okoboji was a close second with 187 points. Manson-Northwest Webster was third with 176.5 points...
BVU men beat Simpson, Luther on road (02/14/06)
Brian Fogleman scored a game-high 15 points as the Buena Vista University men's basketball team defeated Luther College 70-53 in a key Iowa Conference showdown on Saturday. The previous evening, the Beavers defeated Simpson College by the same exact score...
Girls' Districts (02/14/06)
The Newell-Fonda Mustangs started their postseason run with an impressive 80-50 win over Laurens-Marathon Monday in girls first round action. The Mustangs jumped out in front early with a 20-9 first quarter lead. Hannah Reese poured in 21 points, Sarah Culp and Rachel Culp had 14 and 12 points respectively. Center Sam Shaffer added 11...
St. Mary's turns back Alta in tourney opener (02/14/06)
At times it looked more like a free-throw shooting contest than a District semi-final basketball game, but the Storm Lake St. Mary's girls survived a nail-biting foulfest with Alta Monday night to move on in the postseason, 57-50. In the process, they set a new school record with 16 season wins...
Music and Dance praise at BVU (02/14/06)
A Concert of Praise will be held Monday, february 27 at Buena Vista University's Anderson Auditorium. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. with The Voices of Praise BVU Gospel Choir featuring guest artist Charles Sanders, a well-known pianist from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Sioux City...
A celebration of edible art (02/14/06)
Arts on Grand in Spencer will host its spring event, "Mardi Party on Grand: A Celebration of Edible Art". The fund-raiser will feature an evening of live music, tasty refreshments of all sorts, and an 'Edible Art' auction in silent and live formats...
Funeral Arrangements (02/14/06)
Cleo M. Aldrich-Patten Feb. 10, 2006 Cleo M. Aldrich-Patten, age 93, of Sioux Rapids, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. at the First United Church in Sioux Rapids with Pastor Tonna Parsons officiating. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (02/14/06)
Two fine individuals plan to step down from the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors after the coming blockbuster election, and in both cases, they have delivered more than anyone could have asked of them. Jim Gustafson has been one of the most outspoken, and most hardworking, supervisors the county has had. I have never been able to imagine a question on county workings for which he has not had, or known where to find, an answer...
Readers Respond (02/14/06)
In search of a paratrooper To The Editor, When I read your online edition from Storm Lake, it brought back a WWII memory. My Jumpmaster at parachute school in Ft. Benning, GA, Merle Bolt was from Storm Lake. I was from Muscatine. I went on for a career in the service and lost track of Merle. I'm not Awards and Memorials chairman for the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment Association...
As Glawe Sees It (02/14/06)
When I buy something, I like to get my money's worth. So if I can find more than one use for at least some of those things, I do. Take for instance, pine tree deodorizers made to hang in the rearview mirror of a vehicle. MMM - the smell is strong and not only makes me feel like I am driving through a forest of pine trees with my windows down all year round, those things also are strong enough to keep me awake while driving...