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Stories from Tuesday, November 28, 2006

UDMO replaces Adopt-a-Family list with new shop (11/28/06)
The Adopt-A-Family program in Buena Vista County is going through a change this year. Instead of families being adopted by the community from a published list, a new toy and clothing shop is being set up at the Upper Des Moines Office in Storm Lake so parent can come and shop for their children...
Families needed to host foreign exchange students (11/28/06)
North West Services is looking for caring families to host high school students (15- to 18-years-old) from various countries for the 2006-07 second semester. There are few opportunities in this world where an individual can take an active hand in making the world a better place . This is such an opportunity...
Newell youth launch food pantry (11/28/06)
Six high school students from the Nain Lutheran Church in Newell realized there was a need in their community for a food pantry to serve the needy last fall. While there are services in Storm Lake, the teens say they know it can be a hardship for some low-income persons to get there. They resolved to start a food bank in their own town...
250-ft. communication tower on tap for LEC (11/28/06)
Mark Van Hooser of the Buena Vista County Communications Center recently made a request of the county board of supervisors to apply for a height and distance variance from the City of Storm Lake to allow for construction of a new communications tower for the Law Enforcement Center...
State funds help Storm Lake schools boost teachers (11/28/06)
The state has recognized that there are many teaching positions that are becoming more difficult to fill and so as an incentive, extra dollars are being made available to schools, based on enrollment, to help bring in and keep these specialty teachers...
Local mother turns story-telling skill into children's book (11/28/06)
Trisha Cousineau-Peiffer has entered a new chapter in her life; the rural Fonda woman is now a published author. It has taken three years of hard work to get her children's book published and ready for marketing - but it's been worth the wait. Trisha shared her book, "Have You Ever Heard of a Rainbow Farm?" with children and parents at a recent reading celebration at Storm Lake Public Library...
Weddings (11/28/06)
Tara and Nathan Hilpipre Tara Beth Nicolle Malcom and Nathan John Hilpipre were united in marriage on July 22 at 5 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Storm Lake. Pastor Keith Schweitzer, Greenfield, officiated at the double ring ceremony. Parents of the couple are Ben and Judy Malcom of Albert City; Mark and Jodi Hilpipre of Bouton; and Reggie and Virgene Martin of Bridgewater. ...
Planned Parenthood plans for free morning- after pills (11/28/06)
reater Iowa is preparing to distribute free morning-after pills throughout the state. It's an effort to spread the word about recent over-the-counter access to the pills, known as Plan B, but some question the agency's plans. "We're very excited to be able to do this kind of mission work - to let women in Iowa know that this important method of birth control is available to them, and that it's safe and effective," said Kathi Di Nicola of Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa...
Carroll teens demand return of banned book (11/28/06)
Students at Carroll High School are fighting their own superintendent's decision to ban a novel written by an Iowa native from their literature class. "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" was pulled from the high school's literature-to-film class by Superintendent Rob Cordes over concerns about a sexual scene. ...
Storm Lake boys will be athletic, but inexperienced (11/28/06)
The Storm Lake High boys basketball team lost its two top scorers from last year and 35 percent of its scoring, but the trademarks of this year's team is the same as the 2005-2006 squad. We'll be quick and athletic again," second year coach Bob Grant said earlier this week. "But we won't have the experience we had last year, and our success depends on how fast our younger kids adjust to basketball at the varsity level."...
BVU men run past Northwestern, 99-86 (11/28/06)
The Buena Vista University men's basketball team scored a 99-86 non-conference victory over Northwestern College on Saturday night after getting behind early. It was the home opener for the Beavers. Northwestern, which entered the game ranked 11th in the nation in the NAIA, got out to a quick lead...
Tornado wrestling team has high hopes for '06-'07 (11/28/06)
Storm Lake High wrestling coach Ty Seaman returns most of his lineup from a year ago, and says his team should improve over last year's 9-12 mark (3-5 in conference matches). "We should fill most weights with kids who have at least one year of varsity experience," Seaman said. "We have good depth from from 112 pounds to 160."...
Miracle on Lake Avenue Dec. 4 (11/28/06)
The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the annual retail holiday season kick-off with the "Miracle on Lake Avenue" activities, Monday, December 4. Enjoy a live nativity scene put on by local youngsters in the Citizens Bank drive-through, starting after 6 p.m...
Wassail Party at the Witter (11/28/06)
After enjoying the sights and sounds of Miracle on Lake Avenue, come to the Witter Gallery and have a hot cup of wassail while you listen to the musical voices of "A Touch of Broadway" perform "A Color of Love" on Monday, Dec. 4. The Gallery's Annual Wassail Party will begin at 7 p.m. ...
Funeral Arrangements (11/28/06)
Margaret Irene (Irwin) Hendrickson March 4, 1918-Nov. 22 2006 Margaret Irene (Irwin) Hendrickson, 88, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Methodist Manor Care Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 25, at Lakes United Methodist Church in Lake View with burial at Wall Lake Cemetery under the direction of the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home...
Letter from the editor (11/28/06)
I'm confused. Last year, Wal-Mart, the great mysterious retail wizard that we seem to have somehow empowered to define for us all things celebratory, decried from on high that we would no longer have a "Merry Christmas." Instead, the message shoppers would hear would instead be the safely neutral and frankly rather wussy "Happy Holidays."...