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Stories from Monday, November 27, 2006

UDMO upheaval raises local concerns (11/27/06)
The termination of Upper Des Moines Opportunity executive director Nancy Schmitz has raised some concerns in Storm Lake. Storm Lake Principal Juli Kwikkel has been attending meetings of the UDMO Board of Directors in Pocahontas. Along with the many poverty programs operated locally, UDMO obtains the grants that assist early childhood education programs such as Head Start and Shared Vision in the Storm Lake school system...
Women in Denim event returns (11/27/06)
The third annual Women in Denim conference will be held Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Buena Vista University campus in Storm Lake. The purpose of this conference is to give women involved in agriculture, whether on the farm or working in the agricultural field, a chance to gather, network, relax and learn from one another...
County wrestles with public health technology (11/27/06)
Last week, Sally Bonnesen, Public Health administrator, held a presentation for the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors about community nursing software, CareFacts, to potentially replace outdated systems that public health now uses. The board questioned he need to borrow money - about $53,750 plus $15,000 for new computer equipment to run the software...
BV Public Health flu clinics set for November and December (11/27/06)
Buena Vista County Public Health & Home Care will be offering flu vaccines at Public Health located at 1709 East Richland in Storm Lake (just east of Tyson and Sarah Lee) from 8-12 p.m. on Friday, December 1. Anyone 19 years of age and older are welcome to come to get a flu shot. They will be accepting Medicare Part B or $23. If you would like to make an appointment call 749-2548. This is National Influenza Vaccination Week. Please protect each other, immunize!...
Tree museum name proposed to honor Tucker (11/27/06)
The children of former Storm Lake Mayor Wilbur Tucker are proposing that the name of the Living Heritage Tree Museum be changed to honor Tucker's memory. Kim Tucker Dale, a summer resident of Bel Air Beach, and her brothers Mike and Dale Tucker have written to each member of the city council requesting consideration...
Med Center plans for expansion, considers house deal (11/27/06)
Plans are emerging for the upcoming expansion of the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. Hospital officials met with architects on Tuesday, and hope to have preliminary plan details in about two weeks. When the hospital trustees meet on Monday, they will be asked to consider purchasing a house that has become available at 1519 West 6th Street, at a cost of approximately $86,000. ...
American Dreamer (11/27/06)
Eighteen-year-old Jose Hernandez ate his first Christmas cookie - one topped with red and green icing - last week. Not a momentous occurrence by any means, but one that sparked Hernandez' ever-present curiosity. "I told Jose that it's kind of a tradition," his host, Robbie Ludy said. "He looked at me, smiled and said, 'I love America.' Jose also has a pretty good sense of humor."...
Restaurant chain places an order: One helping of Storm Lake's growth (11/27/06)
Another business is targeting Storm Lake for a new development. Bradley Burt, CEO of Maid-Rite Corporation, said that plans are in place to locate one of his restaurants in Storm Lake - a city where Burt fondly recalls working years ago as a banker. For a time he also oversaw the operations of a hatchery and the former Vilas plant...
Weddings (11/27/06)
Mackenzie and Eric Bochtler Tom and Judy Shields of Lexington, Ill. and Stan and Robert Bochtler of Storm Lake are pleased to announce the marriage of Mackenzie Kristin and Eric Jonathan Bochtler. They were married May 27 at the St. John's Episcopal Church in Dubuque. The Rev. Kathleen Milligan performed the ceremony. Roberta Bochtler, mother of the groom, of Storm Lake, was the organist. The reception was held at the Grand River Center overlooking the Mississippi River in Dubuque...
What's eating Carroll? A banned school book (11/27/06)
A critically acclaimed book has been yanked from a high school literature class in Carroll, after the school district's superintendent said the book has inappropriate sexual content. Carroll Schools' Superintendent Rob Cordes hasn't read all of "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" but says a scene in which the book's protagonist, Gilbert Grape, receives sexual attention from an older, married woman is out of bounds for high school students...
Guilty plea in Okoboji boat fatality (11/27/06)
A South Dakota man pleaded guilty Monday to a charge filed after a deadly boating accident on West Lake Okoboji last year. Justin Nearman, 31, of Sioux Falls, S.D., pleaded guilty to operating a boat while intoxicated resulting in the death of another person. He faces up to 25 years in prison when he's sentenced on Jan. 4...
Raccoon River meeting Dec. 7 (11/27/06)
The Iowa DNR is seeking public ideas, comments and questions on improving water quality in the Raccoon River. Portions of the river, which runs from Buena Vista County to Des Moines, are impaired by high levels of bacteria and nitrates. The bacteria can cause people recreating in rivers to become sick. Elevated nitrate levels cause problems with using the rivers as a drinking water source, including thousands of people in the Des Moines metro area...
SL 8th grade cagers on win streak (11/27/06)
Storm Lake's eighth grade basketball teams have started the season on an impressive winning streak. The eighth-grade A team opened its season with a 48-23 win over South O'Brien, with the B-team winning 37-15. Carsen Anderson led the SL eighth grade A team with 21 points. Michael McCabe added nine...
Eleven area gridders earn all-state honors (11/27/06)
Eleven area prep gridders were named to the Iowa Newspaper Association's 2006 All-State teams, it was announced late last week. Newell-Fonda, Alta, Sioux Central and Galva-Holstein each placed two players on the teams, while Aurelia, Schaller-Crestland and Laurens-Marathon each had one player picked...
Tornadoes get off to rousing start; N-F rolls (11/27/06)
The Storm Lake High girls basketball team opened the 2006-2007 season with some zip here last Tuesday night, edging Alta, 63-59 Freshman Slone Masters paced the Tornadoes with 18 points on five two-point field goals and seven of eight free throw shooting...
The Music Lives On (11/27/06)
The students at Alta Middle School and Buena Vista University have been fortunate over the past several weeks to get a first-hand feel for what the survivors of the Holocaust went through. Through a special collaboration, the two entities shared presentations by three survivors, and this week, they had the opportunity to listen to the six-voice a cappella music of Western Wind from New York City...
Funeral Arrangements (11/27/06)
Vernon Martin Hinkeldey Feb. 20, 1936 - Nov. 17, 2006 Funeral services were held Tuesday Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Spencer, officated by Rev. Michael Sharp. Burial is at the Riverside Cemetary in Spencer. Vernon Martin Hinkeldey, the son of Albert and Lillie Grieme Hinkeldey, was born in Alta, on Feb. ...
Mini Editorial (11/27/06)
We are going to apologize in advance for this thought, because it unfairly questions people who are trying undeniably to do what is best for the public. Do we really need to hire a consultant to tell us what to do with the BV Courthouse now that the jail is moving out? Did we really need to pay an expert from far away to come in, in order to speak to our own county department heads about their needs?...
Letter from the editor (11/27/06)
Those of us who grew up before the animated talking turd of South Park or even being advised on how not to have a cow, man, by a juvenile delinquent named Bart Simpson, learned many of our life lessons from puppets. Inanimate objects of foam, sticks and string that they may be, they were our mentors and our confidants. The Muppets, or Sesame Street. Sweet, patient, fuzzy, nonjudgemental little beings...