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Stories from Tuesday, September 19, 2006

BVU signs on with new statewide 'Higher Education Initiative' (09/19/06)
Buena Vista University's president Fred Moore is among 48 college and university leaders from across Iowa to sign a constitution this month establishing the Iowa Higher Education Initiative. The brainchild of the Iowans for a Better Future program, the initiative aims to attract more out-of-state young people to attend Iowa colleges, and hopefully to stay in the state after graduation...
Newell-Fonda High School charters National Honor Society; 10 students recognized for service work (09/19/06)
The Newell-Fonda High School made history this week with the implementation of the National Honor Society. The charter induction of 10 members was held Sept. 13 at the high school with some 70 invited guests in attendance. The high school choir sang National Anthem. Josh Walsh, N-FHS alumnus and attorney-at-law, was the guest speaker. Following the ceremony, a cake reception was held for invited guests and inductees...
Central College representativ to be in SL (09/19/06)
Central College admission counselor Shea Stamp will visit students in at Storm Lake High School, 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 25 Central College, a private, four-year, residential liberal arts college in Pella was recognized by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top 10 Midwestern comprehensive colleges and for great value. It also was identified for its study abroad program...
Students create constitution (09/19/06)
Don't say mean things. No bossing. No pushing. No secrets about others. Stay out of other's things. These rules, and then some, were created by the third and fourth grade students at Aurelia. They have made a pledge to follow the rules throughout the school year in fact - a constitution was developed and each student signed the document which will hang in the hallway the two classes share...
Drahota, Fitzpatrick chair BVU community drive (09/19/06)
Two Storm Lake business leaders, Susan Fitzpatrick, a 1977 BVU alumna, and Dick Drahota, have been selected as co-chairs of the Buena Vista University 2006-07 Community Campaign. Drahota, vice-president and commercial lender at Heritage Bank NA, and Susan Fitzpatrick, vice-president of Cherry Corner Insurance Agency, will serve as co-chairs of the annual fund drive. ...
County looks at roads, bridge, prairie grass (09/19/06)
Buena Vista County Engineer Jon Ites reports that the asphalt project on C-29 and other late-season projects are underway. He told county supervisors that potential buyers for the old Raccoon River bridge may have or will take a look at the bridge and to see how much it would cost to move it. Ites will present his annual report today at the supervisors meeting...
New look in Food for Life campaign (09/19/06)
The Buena Vista County Food for Life Program was generously donated a sign from Farm Bureau last week. The sign was donated in order to display the day and time of collection of the program to the community. The Food for Life Program is a local mission project for the Lakeside Presbyterian Church that helps eligible families receive meat through Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. ...
Sister City delegation arrives (09/19/06)
A four person delegation from the city of Ayotlan, Mexico, held up in Chicago by threatening weather, arrived in Storm Lake just in time for a community welcoming reception last night. As the members arrived they were warmly greeted by Storm Lake city officials, including Mayor Jon Kruse who later donned a large sombrero that was brought as a gift. ...
Storm damages AWAYSIS site (09/19/06)
The storms from Saturday night took a toll on the Project AWAYSIS lodge building site, and brought construction to a halt on Monday, city project director Mike Wilson told members of the city council last evening. The storms caused the lodge hotel's framework to shift, he said...
MotorIoway brings over 100 cars to SL (09/19/06)
"Celebrating Iowa's Hidden Lakes... and small towns too" is the theme for the eleventh MotorIoway 1000 tour presented by Choice Hotels of Iowa. The vintage vehicle tour will be held from September 30, - October 6, with over one hundred pre-1981 cars, trucks and other specialty vehicles now registered as participating, making it one of the largest events of its type in North America. ...
Bike park issue on a roll in Spencer (09/19/06)
A growing group is becoming more persistent about being able to perform tricks such as the Doublepeg Grind, the Rockwalk, the Squeaker, and the Tailwhip in Spencer's city limits. The topic of building a bike park was reintroduced a few weeks ago when Spencer Park and Recreation Director Delray Bredehoeft was presented with a petition, signed by several youth from the area, stating, "Looking for people to help convert Moose Pond" from a "good-for-nothing" area into "a worthy bike park."...
Mistakes hurt BVU gridders in 24-3 loss to Central (09/19/06)
Vance Schuring rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns as 16th ranked Central College defeated Buena Vista University 24-3 here Saturday at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium. It was the Iowa Conference opener for both teams. Central held a total yardage advantage of 384-159 over Buena Vista on a day in which there was a 20 mile an hour south wind blowing through J. Leslie Rollins Stadium. The Dutch picked up 258 yards in the first half alone...
Alta spikers win TRV tourney; now 6-0 (09/19/06)
The Alta High volleyball team won a pair of games here Saturday, winning the Twin River Valley Tournament and remaining undefeated at 6-0. According to Alta coach Jeannie Henningsen, the Cyclones played well offensively in both matches Saturday. Alta opened with a 25-14, 25-17 and 25-19 win over C-W-L Corwith...
'Dogs top Remsen-Union (09/19/06)
Aurelia avenged last year's loss to Remsen-Union here Friday night, beating the Rockets 44-22. Aurelia never trailed in the game, but led just 24-16 at the half. Both teams scored six points in the third quarter, but Aurelia added 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter for the final margin...
Witter's Hidden Treasure (09/19/06)
Witter Gallery is sharing a wonderful exhibit throughout the month with works of two of Storm Lake's favorite artists - Dorothy Skewis and Ella Witter. In a special ceremony Friday, eight lithographs created by Dorothy which have never before been displayed to the public, were unveiled, as was a lovely painted interpretation by Witter of her sister Frieda who died at a young age of spinal meningitis...
Letter from the Editor (09/19/06)
The only good tax is a dead tax - yeah, that's not a bad policy. But within a few months, I hope you vote for just the opposite - twice. Because while there may not be such a thing as a good tax, there is such a thing as a necessary one. And if it is going to be necessary, the best kind of tax is one you aren't going to feel...
NASCAR vs. Beethoven (09/19/06)
We went to the symphony tonight. It was my own fault. It was my punishment for taking Sue to see "Talladega Nights," the Will Ferrell comedy about NASCAR racing. For two endless hours I had to sit through the tortures of Beethoven, Bach and, well, that's about the only two classical composers I can name off the top of my head...