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Stories from Monday, March 20, 2006

Redrawn jail plan gets OK, but runs late (03/20/06)
"It may not be perfect," one Buena Vista County Supervisor said to the deputy sheriffs lining the back row of chairs for a public hearing on the newly-drawn Law Enforcement Center, "but it's a helluva lot better than what you have today." The preliminary design shown for the first time this week is a marked change from one supervisors originally signed off on...
Tasty Collection (03/20/06)
Eating in at Honey Kissed Pizza in Storm Lake can be a journey into the past for area residents in their 40s and 50s, and it can spark curiosity from their children. So far, the restaurant's owner and manager, Randy Harrington, hasn't had to break up any...
Windfarms blow up BV Co. budget turnaround (03/20/06)
"Thank God for the windfarms and Rembrandt Enterprises - and eventually, ethanol and biodiesel." That is how Buena Vista County Supervisors Chairman Bill Lanphere summed up the public hearing on the proposed fiscal 2006-07 county budget this week...
BVRMC warns of Medicare scammers (03/20/06)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) warns seniors and people with disabilities to be aware of a scheme that asks Medicare beneficiaries for money and checking account information to help them enroll in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan...
Livestock odor: some in BV getting 'boxed in' (03/20/06)
After three years of research, a high-profile state study has come to the conclusion that odor from a growing number of livestock confinements is seldom a serious problem. In Buena Vista County, in the meaty heart of pork country, County Supervisor Jim Gustafson just shakes his head. It isn't going to be studies or statistics that determine the future of the local countryside, he says, it's going to be the rural residents themselves...
Attorney: Murder suspect Tovar not fit to stand trial (03/20/06)
A court-appointed attorney for teenage murder suspect Jose "Eddie" Tovar is trying to convince the court that his client may not be competent to stand trial. In a motion filed March 15, Sioux City Chief Public Defender Gregory Jones argues that Tovar is in no condition to assist with his own defense, or even to appreciate the charges against him or to understand the court proceedings...
Vilsack will sign ban on TouchPlay (03/20/06)
Gov. Tom Vilsack said he will sign into law a ban on Iowa Lottery's TouchPlay machines, adding that he would be flexible on how long businesses should have to get rid of the machines. He is eager to put the debate to rest. "I think we spent way too much time on this issue," Vilsack said during a conference call from his trade trip in India. "I really wish we could focus on issues that really matter to ordinary folks, the education of their children, their access to health care."...
Steve King announced re-election bid (03/20/06)
Congressman Steve King announced today he will seek his third term representing western Iowans in Congress. The announcement is hardly a surprise, although there had been some speculation earlier that King might make a bid for the Senate at some point...
Sports Briefs (03/20/06)
SPRING TRAINING SOFTBALL CAMP Storm Lake High varsity girls softball coach Jason Stoltzfus will be hosting a Spring Training Camp for girls softball players in grades 1-8. There will be a Mini-Camp for the first and second graders on Sunday, May 7 from 1-4 p.m. The older players, the third through eighth graders -will work on the fundamentals of throwing, position training and learning to hit...
Farm Bureau offers tourney memorabilia to Alta boys (03/20/06)
At a pep rally held on Sunday, March 12, the members of the Alta boy's basketball team were presented commemorative basketballs on behalf of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. IFBF, the sole title sponsor of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU), has made championship memorabilia and awards, such as these basketballs, available to athletes to recognize the hard work and dedication of Iowa's young people. ...
Three SLHS boys gain All-Lakes Conference honors (03/20/06)
Three of this year's Storm Lake High boys basketball team's five starters were recently honored by Lakes Conference officials and coaches. Senior off-guard Logan Masters made the All-Lakes Conference first team, while senior post player Derrick Randall and junior point guard Alex Spielman gained second team honors...
Dinosaur Mania strikes at area museum; meet a duo of dino discovery (03/20/06)
The Sanford Museum Association will present "DINOSAUR TALES" with Brian Buckmeier, along with Drs. Steven and Pat Maurer, Saturday, on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the museum in downtown Cherokee. They adventurers discovered a never-before-known dinosaur in South Dakota fossils. Tentatively known as pachycehalosaurus after a Harry Potter character, or informally as "Bonehead," the beast dates to the Cretaceous period...
Art Adventure trip: destination Omaha (03/20/06)
The Spencer Area Arts Council will host a one-day art adventure trip to Omaha on Friday, April 14. The adventure will take participants to the Joslyn Art Museum to view "Illuminating the Word" and other exhibits on display. The cost of the trip is $45 per person for non-members, and $40 for members of the Spencer Area Arts Council. ...
Funeral Arrangements (03/20/06)
Margaret Aringdale April 7, 1916 - March 10, 2006 Margaret Aringdale, 89, of Cherokee, died Friday, March 10, in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. Services were held Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Cherokee. Burial in the Marathon Cemetery, Marathon. Greenwood Funeral Home Cherokee, was in charge of arrangements...
Readers Respond (03/20/06)
Best choir in the land To the Editor: I hope that all 139 students that sang in Storm Lake High School's Annual Spring Concert last Monday night, get to read this short letter. You were simply magnificent and Mr. Tollefson was pretty good, too! Have the adventure and time of your lives in Orlando next week. I hope you impress Disney like you impressed me...