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Stories from Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Inside the Election (10/10/06)
Campaign signs are springing up, and in only a few weeks, one of the more competitive battles for Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors seats will culminate with election day. The Pilot-Tribune pre-election series begins today with District 3, the only supervisors race without an independent running. Jim Gustafson is stepping down from the board after many years, with Richard Dirkx and Paul Merten competing to join the board...
Churches partner, cross ethnic lines (10/10/06)
Storm Lake may have the most prolific collection of Spanish-language religious services per capita in middle America, as the Christ in the City International program has helped seven local churches coordinate Spanish or bilingual services. The need is obvious, according to Grant Mangold, who serves on a task force to bring ministry to multiple cultures...
Free web course helps get the most from your money (10/10/06)
A free online course, offered through Iowa State University Extension, is helping people get a grip on their money. The course - Take Control of Your Money - makes it possible to learn money management skills in the privacy of home. The seven-step process covers spending habits, getting out of debt, and increasing savings...
Students reminded 'Think First' FirstFirFirst (10/10/06)
Each year about 600 people in Iowa will become paralyzed from a spinal cord injury; another 5,000 will suffer traumatic brain injuries. Fifthy percent of these injuries will happen to young people 15-24. Cars, motorcycles and diving injuries are the major cause...
SL church celebrates anniversary (10/10/06)
Members of the All Saints Episcopal Church of Storm Lake have been celebrating their faith for the past 50 years; and that calls for a grand celebration. The Right Reverand Alan Scarfe, Episcopal Bishop of Iowa will be part of a special service Sunday at 4 p.m...
Denison nurse hopes to pull plug on King career (10/10/06)
The four candidates running for the congressional seat in the 5th District. Brodersen, a native of Denison currently working as nurse, feels that incumbent Steve King has failed as representative. Brodersen had a niece that was on the Gaza Strip who was killed as she took a stand against bulldozers plowing down houses...
Anniversary (10/10/06)
Jan and Dick McConnell, 50 years Dick and Jan McConnell, Early, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 12 Congratulations from your kids, Rod, Linda and family; Julie, Larry and family; and Cary and family.
Nussle/Culver debate turns to alternative energy (10/10/06)
Republican Jim Nussle and Democrat Chet Culver both say enhancing the alternative energy industry would be their top priority if elected governor, but take different steps to accomplish their goals. Nussle would require every gallon of gasoline sold in the state be blended with ethanol, much like what's required in neighboring Minnesota...
Supreme Court sexual abuse case will swing on story of skinny dip (10/10/06)
The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday gave a convicted sexual abuser a chance for a new trial, but only if he can show the victim lied about a past sexual encounter while skinny dipping. If Michael John Alberts is successful, a new trial should be granted, the court said. If he fails, his third-degree sexual abuse conviction will stand...
BVU gridders pull off late win over Storm, 15-14 (10/10/06)
Special teams were the key here on a windy Saturday afternoon, as the Buena Vista University football team edged Simpson 15-14 at J. Leslie Rollins fields on the BVU campus. BV kicker-punter Chris Kemmerer booted a 34 yard field goal with 41 seconds remaining in the game to lift Buena Vista University to the win. The Iowa Conference victory was the second in a row for the Beavers who never led until Kemmerer's last-minute kick...
Wildcats fall in district tilt to RC-L (10/10/06)
Schaller-Crestland was outgained 268 yards to 168 here Friday night, as host Rockwell City-Lytton beat the Wildcats 28-14 in 1A district action. According to Schaller-Crestlandcoach Dale Tokheim, the game's first touchdown was scored by Rockwell City Lytton with just 20 remaining in the first half...
Rebels tune up for districts, win L-M Invite (10/10/06)
The Sioux Central boys cross country team won its fourth invitational meet of the season here Saturday at the Charger Invitational. The Rebels tied in points with 13th-ranked Southeast Webster, but won in a tiebreaker. Sioux Central cross country coach Chris Smith said it was a close between his team, Southeast Webster and Southern Cal-Rockwell City-Lytton...
Alta spikers on verge of perfect regular season (10/10/06)
Alta High volleyball team members shed some tears after last fall's loss to Wall Lake View-Auburn in a Class 1A Regional semifinal. The Cyclones were the biggest surprise among Northwest Iowa's Class 1A teams last year. They finished the 2005 regular season 10-8, including an under .500 mark (3-4) in the Northwest Conference...
Touch of Broadway fall debut (10/10/06)
St. Mary's Parish is hosting a special fall social event open to the public with A Touch of Broadway's new fall show. Sunday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. at the Buena Vista University Forum. Tickets are only $15 per person. The evening will include a social hour with cash bar, sit-down multicourse dinner and entertainment by A Touch of Broadway. This event is open to the public. Seating is limited. St. Mary's High School speech students will also provide entertainment during the meal...
Funeral Arrangements (10/10/06)
Harry Dickerson Harry Dickerson, 88, Monroe, Wis., and formerly of Storm Lake, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at New Glarus Nursing Home in New Glarus, Wis. A Memorial has been established for The Lupus Foundation of Ill., the MS Society, and The United Methodist Churches of Wesson, Miss., and Orangeville, Ill...
Letter from the Editor (10/10/06)
Okay, enough is enough. The state is considering penalizing Storm Lake Middle School for having failed to meet certain earmarks for the third year, as dictated by the federal No Child Left Behind ideal. Tell me if this makes sense: A school is struggling under trying circumstances, so, to solve that, we consider withholding educational resources from it!...
Readers Respond (10/10/06)
A human face on the gambling referendum What's the first thought that comes to mind when you hear the word "rich"? Now consider this question: How much money would it take for you to feel "rich"? The business of gambling has, at its very center, the vision of "getting rich." Though people play for different reasons, those who progress into a deeper pattern develop a belief in their potential to get rich through gambling. ...
Glawe's World (10/10/06)
When I began working at the Pilot Tribune nearly three years ago, it didn't take me long to find the right place to park. I realized if I parked on the end spot across the street from the building, I could back out and around onto Michigan and take a short drive up to Milwaukee, allowing me to bypass the stop lights on Lake. (Opps! Sorry Chief Prosser if I'm breaking the law!)...