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Stories from Monday, March 27, 2006

BV remains area's most populous county, but sees slight census slide (03/27/06)
The estimated loss of 475 residents in Clay County since the 2000 census would be comparable to the city of Royal disappearing, according to a population estimate released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. The agency releases annual updates as it tracks population trends until the next official census count in 2010...
Supervisors give 20-year tax deal for biodiesel (03/27/06)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors granted a 20-year tax abatement to Raccoon Valley Biodiesel to help the soon-to-be constructed business that will provide 30 or more employees, a $1.5 million annual payroll and new taxable property value...
'No promises' in battle for a veteran clinic in Storm Lake (03/27/06)
If they listen, that's half the fight. Or so Buena Vista County Veterans Advocate Clint Hoferman hopes. He's just returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. to plead with congressmen on issues to help area veterans - not the least of which is a long-sought Veterans Administration clinic to be located in Storm Lake...
Above & Beyond (03/27/06)
Caregivers of children with special needs in their home deserve a break to re-group, and Faith, Hope and Charity's respite program is just the place to get that breather. The problem is that the program - which is operated by FH&C's own dedicated staff - costs $12.61 an hour, which can add up to a financial burden for a family in need of overnight or full weekend care for such a child...
SL Volunteer Firefighters seeking donations for equipment, materials (03/27/06)
In years past, the Storm Lake Volunteer Firefighters have gone door to door selling dance tickets to raise funds. Beginning in 2001 instead of a dance, they sent letters asking Storm Lake residents to send their donations directly to the Storm Lake Volunteer Firefighters. That successful campaign will be repeated this year...
Sioux Rapids women turns lung cancer fight into advocacy crusade (03/27/06)
After recovering fro her own surgery for lung cancer, Pam Moffitt of Sioux Rapids has become active as a Lung Cancer Advocate. Her fight against lung cancer has become a major part of her daily routine and she has applied to attend several conferences on the cancer which nearly took her life...
Wedding (03/27/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Treat Janet Root and Todd Treat were united in Marriage on February 4 at the Little Brown Church in Nashau. Parents of the couple are Richard and Margaret Lund of Andrew and Jim and Roma Treat of Storm Lake. Standing up with the couple were Theresa Clasen, Spring Brook, friend of the bride, and Gary Schulz, Sioux Rapids, friend of the groom...
Engagements (03/27/06)
Joshua Jipp and Amber Francis Joshua Jipp of Minneapolis and Amber Francis of Kansas City are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Joshua is the son of Randy and Kay Jipp of Aurelia. Joshua graduated from Aurelia High School in 1998, completed his B.A. from Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN in 2001, and his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. He is currently a professor of theology at Northwestern College in St. Paul...
Cherokee aquatic center plan adds trails, amphitheater (03/27/06)
The Aquatic Center/ Gillette Park project is about a month away from advertising for bids for construction, it was reported to the Cherokee City Council this week by John Cook, one of the project committee co-chairs and Neal Kuehl of the engineering firm of Kuehl and Payer...
Statehouse Almanac (03/27/06)
Happy Spring! After a winter of little snow and ice, spring arrived with a minor snowstorm in the capital city. Icy and slushy streets made the downtown commute a real challenge for those of us who live out of the downtown area. Floor debate continues in the Iowa House of Representatives. Wednesday will find committees meeting in order to take up some of the Senate files which have found their way across the rotunda...
Pilot's All-Area team features three all-state guards (03/27/06)
It was a watershed year for Alta High boys basketball, as the 2005-2006 Cyclones broke down numerous barriers on its way to a record-setting season. Alta broke through by winning the Northwest Conference title with a perfect 14-0 mark. It waltzed through the district tournament before beating 24-0 and fifth-ranked West Bend Mallard at substate. Alta's season ended with a hard-fought loss to Bellevue-Marquette in a Class 1A, first round tournament game, finishing at 21-4...
Mammoth mania gets underway at Iowa state historical museum (03/27/06)
The State Historical Museum's 16,000-year-old woolly Mammoth will welcome Manny the Mammoth to Iowa when "Ice Age 2: The Meltdown," film opens at the Merle Hay Mall Cinema. The theater will present a special viewing of the movie at 10 a.m., April 1, as a fundraiser for the State Historical Society of Iowa. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by calling 515-283-1757 or can be purchased at the door. A portion of the proceeds benefit the historical society...
Rock & Remember (03/27/06)
The format, the location and the bands may have changed, but the heart behind the beat is still the same. "Rock & Remember is a great opportunity to bring some excellent music to people, to get some of the local musicians involved, and at the same time raise some money for music programs at area schools to help out the next generation of musicians," said Rod Bramble, local music promoter who has worked along with a number of volunteers to make the concert an annual event...
Funeral Arrangements (03/27/06)
Harriet Fern French March 28, 1913 - March 20, 2006 Harriet French, age 92, of Alta, died on Monday, March 20, in Alta. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2006, at First Presbyterian Church, Alta, with Pastor Craig Lee and Pastor Doug Corlew officiating. ...
Readers Respond (03/27/06)
Doing the Pub Crawl To the editor: First, let me state that I did not ever claim to have invented the "safe ride concept" and I have known for some time that the college runs such a safer alternative to (adult college kids) bar-hopping, drinking, and using their own cars for transit...
Letter from the Editor (03/27/06)
As if there was much doubt, Iowa has officially become a college sports-crazy state. On the cover of the Newspaper That Iowa Deodorizes Upon, or something like that, in type the size of a a billboard for the vision impaired, three-fourths of the front page is given over to an amazingly in-depth examination of the new Iowa State basketball coach. If you read it all, you may know more about this man than you do your own parents...