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Stories from Tuesday, November 7, 2006

SL crowd helps rededicate armory (11/07/06)
The crew in the olive chamo is trained to feed an entire hungry battalion in the field of combat. So serving up celebratory treats and ice cream to a few hundred patriotic Storm Lake area visitors Sunday was, pardon the pun - a piece of cake. A crowd packed the John R. Anderson Readiness Center (commonly known as the Storm Lake Armory) for a rededication ceremony after a $1.37 million renovation and expansion project that began in September of 2005...
Flat Stanley goes road-tripping (11/07/06)
First grade students at Schaller Crestland have an interesting way of learning about geography - by each sending out small paper "Stanleys" and learning from places the character is sent to visit. At the end of the four-month journey spent with "caregivers", the Stanleys are to be returned to the students and the places visited are marked on a world map. ...
ACE students prepare for seventh annual radio program, carnival (11/07/06)
Advanced Career Exploration students from Storm Lake High School will again be producing "ACE-on-AIR" Thursday, Nov. 16, from 6-8 p.m. over KAYL 101.7 FM radio. This is the seventh year for the student-produced radio show under the direction of Pegg Havens, ACE Instructor. ...
Planning for St. Mary's ball and charity auction under way (11/07/06)
The 2007 St. Mary's Ball and Charity Auction committee is already planning for the March 24 event. This year's theme will be "Fantastic Voyage" - a nautical/cruise line theme. Chairs for the 2007 event are Robert and Kathy Fritz. Robert is a juvenile court officer for the State of Iowa and Kathy is the Coordinator for the Child Advocacy Board, CASA and Foster Care Review Boards. ...
Poll workers gird for 4 elections in 5 weeks (11/07/06)
In a long and active campaign season, the focus is on those who are running for office. Few give much thought to the people who make that election happen. Behind the scenes is a task force of people entrusted to bring in the vote with absolute accuracy on what will be a very long November 7 in their world...
Can city and county achieve unity on issues? (11/07/06)
Recently, the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors called a meeting with representatives of different city governments in the county, to discuss issues from economic development to bike paths - and to pursue an agenda-stated goal of area unity. Kathy Evert, President and CEO of Iowa Lakes Corridor development organization, said communities must take an active role to realize the business and industrial growth they desire...
County faces Fair troubles (11/07/06)
Buena Vista County leaders continue to wrestle with issues surrounding the cash-strapped county fair program. Recently, Buena Vista County Fair Board spokesperson Vicki Roberts approached Supervisors, noting that buildings need repairs, and that a lack of funding could cut into what the fair can offer in 2007. The board usually splits two funding payments during the year, but agreed to give the full $20,000 up front this year...
Area man recovers from double lung transplant, with help from his community (11/07/06)
Jake Carlson, 20, is breathing a lot easier these days thanks to a successful double lung transplant he underwent two weeks ago. And his parents, James and Lori Carlson, Sioux Rapids, are breathing a sigh of relief. Jake will remain at the Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis for several months; family will be with him...
Bush visits NW Iowa to boost Nussle in skin-tight Iowa race (11/07/06)
LeMars Community High School was for a moment Friday the center of the Republican campaign universe, with 2,500 people, local and national TV crews, and even a few protesters, lined up to catch a glimpse of President George W. Bush. Motivated by the tight race for Governor in Iowa, Bush was joined by Jim Nussle and his running mate Bob Vander Plaats, Congressman Steve King, Senator Chuck Grassley and others...
Vilsacks hit Storm Lake in final push for Culver (11/07/06)
With the governor's race too close to call, Democrats were also looking for help in a final campaign in western Iowa. Governor Tom Vilsack and his wife Christie joined Mari Culver, wife of governor candidate Chet Culver, Lt. Gov. candidate Patty Judge and her husband John, Denise O'Brien for Secretary of Agriculture, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and others at a Get Out The Vote Rally at Embers in Storm Lake Saturday afternoon...
'Life Saver' donations aid BVRMC Lab (11/07/06)
Through the generous support of the BVRMC Life Savers, a Cryo Freezer has been purchased for the Laboratory at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. This freezer stores specialized blood products for use in critical situations such as a major accident where a large supply would be needed quickly. ...
Highway official gets US 20 view (11/07/06)
Congressman Steve King asked the nation's top highway official, Federal Highway Administrator J. Richard Capka, to meet with community leaders Friday about the US 20 four-lane project. King said he hoped the adminbistrator would see firsthand the need for more lanes keep up with regional job growth and increased transportation needs...
King's Point details online, rooms projected $89-$189 (11/07/06)
Some of the details of the King's Pointe Resort are beginning to emerge in a new website dedicated to the hotel/waterpark development, kingspointeresort.com. Pricing is projected at $89-$119 for queen/king standard rooms at the hotel, the high-end pricing being for lakefront walkouts. Family suites will run $119-149 a night, and two-bedroom suites will go for $189, according to the website. (The prices are subject to change.)...
Stellar Newell-Fonda season ends 21-14 in semis (11/07/06)
You couldn't ask for more from a playoff football game. Number two-ranked Newell-Fonda faced number one West Hancock in a dramatic thick ground fog at Britt for the right to advance to the State semifinals next weekend at the UNI-Dome. And as if scripted, it all came down to the final play in the final five seconds...
Beavers drop IIAC finale to Dubuque (11/07/06)
Jermar Jackson rushed for four touchdowns as the University of Dubuque edged Buena Vista University 27-25 in the final Iowa Conference football game of the season. Trailing 27-19 with just over two minutes remaining in the game, Buena Vista had the ball at the Dubuque 20 yard line facing a fourth-down and 15 situation. Chris Hawkins found Randy Kaufmann in the back of the end zone as the tandem connected for their third touchdown of the day to cut the deficit to 27-25...
Veteran, versatile athletes mark 2006 Pilot team (11/07/06)
The 2006 Pilot Tribune's All-Area volleyball team is a veteran group, with a number of players who have been three or four-year starters. On the first team, there are six senior who are four year letterwinners not only in volleyball, but in basketball and track and field as well...
Funeral Arrangements (11/07/06)
James A. Wilson James A. Wilson, son of Arthur and Elsie Wilson, was born on March 12, 1924 and was raised on a farm near Marathon, where he was baptized in the Marathon United Methodist Church and graduated from Marathon High School. Jim served in the US Army from 1942-1945 and attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, where he began his life-long love of college football. ...
Jones View (11/07/06)
Chances are, a person doesn't get too many chances to see the leader of the free world. George W. Bush, coming to LeMars, great. A normal person might not drive an hour to see any politician, but as a reporter, why not? So I get the paperwork ready to get my name in the press pool and dreams of getting the perfect photo of President Bush danced in my head. ...
Glawe's Outlook (11/07/06)
In a few days, it will be Veteran's Day; a day to remember all the men and women who have been asked to or who have volunteered to give up their comfortable and safe lifestyles to hold a monster of a gun and are placed in an environment where they pray often for another day of life. And we remember those courageous men and women whose prayers weren't answered and never made it home...
Letter from the editor (11/07/06)
"Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians." - Charles De Gaulle All of the posing and the speechmaking and the campaign ads and the letters to the editor and the planting of yard signs is ending. There's nothing left to do but to cast a ballot, or not...