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Stories from Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Tyson seeks to transform industry (11/14/06)
Efforts to generate additional revenue for Tyson Foods are about to include more rapid product development, new joint ventures in South America and China and the creation of a new renewable energy division, Tyson executives said Monday. Eight senior executives from Tyson made presentations to analysts and investors at a webcast event in New York City...
Demos field 21-year-old BV student in bid for Freeman's House seat (11/14/06)
Just one day before the deadline to get a candidate on the ballot, local Democrats found one - a fresh one. Kate Logan, a 21-year-old sophomore at Buena Vista University, will oppose Republican Gary Worthan in a special election Dec. 12 to fill the Iowa House of Representatives seat vacated with the recent death of Rep. Mary Lou Freeman...
Regional high school comes to votes (11/14/06)
Four schools - Newell-Fonda, Albert City-Truesdale, Laurens-Marathon and Pocahontas Area - are considering forming a regional school as a timely remedy to shrinking enrollments seen in already consolidated districts. A feasibility study for a regional high school that could see 1,000 students has been proposed by each district, and as of Monday, three of the four school boards had already agreed to move ahead with the lengthy process. ...
BV 4-H'ers earn Leadership Honors (11/14/06)
Two Buena Vista County 4-H'ers earned awards for leadership projects they headed; each was also awarded a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment. Adam Glienke, 17, is the son of Brian and Cindy Glienke of Aurelia. During his nine years in 4-H, Glienke has completed several major projects including leadership, citizenship, dairy, woodworking and welding. ...
SL High School students make books for young Spanish-learning students (11/14/06)
Esther Vierira's Spanish Grammar I students at Storm Lake High School completed a special project recently - they made several Spanish ABC books using different topics. One group of students made an eye-spy book, another created and named a monster for each letter of the Spanish alphabet, another showed the letters of the alphabet using human bodies...
Walleye stocking complete (11/14/06)
Fall walleye stocking has been completed, according to officials at the Department of Natural Resources. According to district fisheries biologist, Jim Wahl, the DNR stocked nearly 190,000 9-inch advanced fingerlings received from the Rathbun State Fish Hatchery into lakes including Storm Lake for 2006, the most ever, as well as 6-inch advanced fingerlings delivered from the State Fish Hatchery at Spirit Lake...
Local churches working to launch Barnabus program (11/14/06)
The Western Iowa Synod in Storm Lake is working to help bring the Banabus Uplift charitable program to the Storm Lake area. An organizational meeting that was to be held this month will probably be rescheduled after the first of the year in order to get the groundwork set for the program...
Gift of Life (11/14/06)
Many people across the national have considered donating organs to save lives if they should ever lose theirs. A new trend of donating certain organs such as kidneys, while living, is becoming more popular. Cindy Stambach of Storm Lake was one of the 50,000 people waiting for a kidney, when the kindness of a total stranger helped her in a time of need...
Feeling connected (11/14/06)
The high school students at Sioux Central High School are participating in a new program that is strengthening the connection between the teens and their school. Advisory time is provided for 30 minutes each Thursday. Students have been divided into groups of 10-12, assigned to a high school teacher. ...
Engagements (11/14/06)
Liz Andrews and David Gregg Daniel and Kay Andrews of Storm Lake are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Liz to David Gregg, son of Jeff and Doris Gregg of Alta. David is a 2005 graduate of Iowa State University and is a software engineer for Open Systems International in Minneapolis. Liz is currently student teaching in the Mason City music department and will graduate in December from Wartburg College with a Music Education degree...
Anniversaries (11/14/06)
Jim and Edith Pitt 50th Anniversary Jim and Edith Pitts of Spencer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 19 with an open house reception from 2-4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Spencer. Hosting the event will be their children. Jim and Edith Pitts were married Nov. 22, 1956 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake...
Vilsack: Has to strike fast in presidential race (11/14/06)
Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack says he moved quickly to declare his presidential plans because of the need to raise money and lay the groundwork for his longshot campaign. Vilsack, a two-term Democratic governor who opted not to seek re-election this year, played down the timing of his announcement, which came just hours after news of the Democrats' midterm election gains...
Teacher pay plan debuts, 'tough job' (11/14/06)
A consulting group charged with developing teacher pay-for-performance initiatives released a proposal on Friday, which included a recommendation to use software to connect time that teachers and students spend together in the classroom to performance...
Two minute drill (11/14/06)
HUMBOLDT UPSETS LEMARS IN OT IN 3A SEMIFINALS CEDAR FALLS - Humboldt dealt the LeMars football team its first loss of the year here in overtime Monday afternoon 20-14 in the Class 3A Semifinals at the Uni-Dome. No further details were available at press time. Humbolt will meet either Clear Lake or Grinnell Saturday at 12:30 p.m. for the 3A State Championship...
Central Lyon, Solon advance; will meet in 2A Championship (11/14/06)
Solon rolled up more than 400 yards on offense as it defeated Prairie City Monroe 42-12 Monday and Central Lyon/George-Little Rock beat Jefferson-Scranton-Paton-Churdan 27-7 to set up Saturday's Class 2A state high school football championship. Solon was led by James Morris and Reece Jedlicka, who both rushed for touchdowns in the first quarter to give Solon a 14-0 lead...
Beaver cagers scare Hawks, but fall 77-58 (11/14/06)
The Buena Vista University basketball team gave the Iowa Hawkeyes a bit of a scare early in the second half before falling 77-58 here Friday at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Iowa held a 41-29 halftime advantage, but Buena Vista scored the first 10 points of the second half to pull within two points of the NCAA Division I Hawkeyes...
Another overtime, another loss for BVU (11/14/06)
Waldorf College kicker Aaron Kurowski made a 37-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Warriors over Buena Vista University 20-17 in a non-conference football game Saturday in Storm Lake. It was the season finale for both teams, as the Beavers finished 4-6 and Waldorf 2-8...
'Soul Fire' exhibit kindles at BVU (11/14/06)
The Buena Vista University Art Gallery is proud to host work by area artist Theresa Odom. Odom's two week exhibition titled " Soul Fire" will open on Nov. 16 and remain until Nov. 30. The BVU Art Gallery is located inside the Harold Walter Siebens Forum, 600 west 4th St., Storm Lake...
Area Events (11/14/06)
Premier Gala Tickets are on sale now for this year's Premier Gala, the upscale kickoff social event for the Festival of Trees events in Storm Lake. The Premier Gala will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, starting at 6:30 p.m...
Funeral Arrangements (11/14/06)
Leonard Schachtner Sept. 16, 1944- Nov. 9, 2006 Fonda passed away Thursday, Nov. 9. Funeral Mass were held on Monday, Nov. 13 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda, with Father Thomas Hart as celebrant at the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Fonda under the direction of the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda...
Letter from the editor (11/14/06)
Remind me, if I should ever become insane and decide to run for some political office, to skip the mudslinging and get some cute and sympathetic figures to hang out with. Because as near as I can see, it wasn't Chet Culver who won the election, it might just have been Marty McFly. Or Stuart Little, the talking mouse. Or possibly Alex P. Keaton. Or even that smoothie Mike Flaherty from "Spin City."...
Letters to the editor (11/14/06)
A wise casino vote TO THE EDITOR: We would like to express appreciation to the voters in our county. Thank you for going to the polls on election day to exercise the great privilege American citizens have in the right to vote. Buena Vista County had an excellent turnout, and that in itself says something good about where we live...
Glawe's Outlook (11/14/06)
Well, the snow has returned - it makes me wish I was one of those snowbirds and could head out for somewhere warm for the duration of the winter months. Earlier this week, when the weather was out-of-the-ordinary warm for November, I told my husband I was a little concerned by it, that perhaps we are experiencing these changed conditions due to global warming. ...