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Stories from Monday, December 4, 2006

SL Cops Take Gloves Off For Needy (12/04/06)
The Storm Lake Police Association announces a new program called "Gloves of Love". The Association has placed a Christmas tree in the lobby of the Police Station and is inviting the public to join Storm Lake officers and staff in hanging donated children's gloves on the tree. On December 20th the Police Association will provide the gloves to the local Upper Des Moines Office to be distributed to children throughout the community...
County okays public health technology, prepares for negotiations for ethanol (12/04/06)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with CareFacts for software to replace the 14-year-old system at Public Health. The software will help keep all of the services compliant with federal regulations as well as a current up-to-date records for the workers of Public Health...
Lighten Up Iowa registration starts December 11 (12/04/06)
Every year some people make resolutions for getting in better shape or losing some weight. Lighten Up Iowa is a team-based program designed to help Iowans make positive lifestyle changes. This year's run goes from January 10, 2007 to May 10. In 2006 a record 33,183 participants on 4,644 teams logged over 5 million miles of activity and lost 138,873 pounds of weight statewide...
Meningitis case at N-F, student is recovering (12/04/06)
A confirmed case of bacterial meningitis at Newell-Fonda Schools has been reported. Superintendent of Schools Ron Day said all guidelines are being followed to handle the incident. Parents were notified Wednesday of a "suspected case." Another note Thursday confirmed the contagious illness...
N-F superintendent resigns (12/04/06)
Superintendent of Newell-Fonda Schools Ron Day will submit his resignation at Monday's meeting of the board of education. He has served in the district for the past three years, and has been in education for 34 years. The past 27 of those years has been in the area of administration, including in the Laurens-Marathon district...
Murder Suspect May Not Be Tried (12/04/06)
Nineteen-year-old murder suspect Jose "Eddie" Tovar may never see the inside of a courtroom to answer for the alleged slaying of his own brother. This week, a staff psychologist from the Oakdale corrections facility informed the court that after trying "intensive and multiple approaches," the mental health experts of the Iowa Department of Corrections has concluded that it is impossible to restore Tovar to psychological competence...
Alzheimers Association seeks young adult' essays (12/04/06)
The Big Sioux Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association encourages young adults in the Siouxland region to compete against their peers from across the country in an essay competition about Alzheimer's. This contest encourages young adults (ages 18 to 25) to become more engaged in advocacy, and to show policymakers that Alzheimer's is an issue that touches the young as well as the elderly. ...
Issues examined for a regional high school (12/04/06)
A joint statement by four area school district traces the development of a possible regional high school, and reveals the issues now under study for such a project. The concept of a regional high school in the area was first introduced during discussions between Pomeroy-Palmer and Pocahontas Area in the fall of 2005. In the spring of 2006, Pocahontas Area, Newell-Fonda and Laurens-Marathon discussed the potential project...
Area beef producer travels to Japan (12/04/06)
Terri Carstensen from Odeboldt was one of three Iowans representing Iowa's beef industry on a beef trade mission to Japan during November. They report that Japanese beef consumers and buyers are ready for supplies of U.S. beef to return to 2003 levels. Response to beef promotions conducted by the U.S. Meat Export Federation show that many Japanese consumers prefer the taste and quality of U.S. beef over that currently supplied by Australia...
Former fire chief busted for murder (12/04/06)
A former fire chief was charged with killing his wife after their 8-year-old daughter found her mother's body in their home near Queen Creek, Ariz. Dennis Crouse, the former fire chief of Otho, in Webster County, was arraigned Wednesday for murder...
Storm Lake St. Mary's' cage teams sweep CC-E (12/04/06)
SM boys stage 4th quarter rally for first win St. Mary's senior forward Devin Landgraf poured in a game-high 21 points here Thursday night, leading the Panther boys basketball team to a 53-48 win over Clay Central Everly. St. Mary's had to rally to win after trailing 14-9 at the end of the first quarter and 31-22 at the half. The Panthers trailed 36-35 after the third quarter, then outscored the Mavericks 18-12 in the last quarter for the five-point win...
SL wrestlers sweep triangular (12/04/06)
The Storm Lake High wrestling team swept a double dual here Thursday night, beating Pocahontas and Laurens Marathon. In a 48-31 win over Pocahonas, notching wins for the Tornadoes were Jared Brashears, Patrick Higgins, Ryan Lovstad, Ben Seaman, Juan Flores and Jorge Hernandez...
Newell-Fonda girls roll on (12/04/06)
Veteran guard Sarah Culp scored 15 points and forward Lauren-Devereaux added 10 in a 52-29 win here Thursday night over Rockwell-City-Lytton. Despite the score, Mustang coach Dick Jungers said the game was a "hard-fought battle. "I was impressed by our girls' ability to take RCL out of its offense. Our kids are doing a great job at playing as a team and taking what the defense gives us."...
NFL's Cowboys sign former BVU kicker Martinez (12/04/06)
Buena Vista University assistant football coach and former Beaver kicker Carlos Martinez was signed by the Dallas Cowboys to their practice squad on Thursday. This is the fourth NFL team for Martinez, who spent three seasons with the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League and the 2006 season on the Buena Vista coaching staff...
Go and Do Events (12/04/06)
Kuumba Festival A Kuumba Festival will be held in Anderson Auditorium at BVU on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. Kuumba is a Swahili for "community creativity." Kuumba is one of the seven Kwanzaa Principles introduced to America by Dr. Maulana Karenga in the early 1900's. ...
Funeral Arrangements (12/04/06)
Gerald Vernon Geisinger March, 3 1918- Nov. 27, 2006 Gerald Vernon Geisinger, 88, died Monday, Nov. 27, at the Northshire Nursing Home in Spencer. Funeral services for Mr. Geisinger were held Thursday, Nov. 30, at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids, with Reverend Tonna Parsons officiating. Burial is in Lone Tree Cemetery at Sioux Rapids...
Letter from the editor (12/04/06)
Negotiating with big business takes the same kind of steely nerves as prom dating. One cannot afford to appear too needy or too eager. You can't return phone calls too quickly. You have to drop hints that there might be other mysterious potential paramours out there. You walk a careful line to not scare away a potential hottie, yet keep your eyes open in case a better match should appear before you blow the allowance on a corsage...
Readers Respond (12/04/06)
The proud BV women To the Editor, I'm proud to be a woman in Buena Vista County. We have a legacy of strong women in important roles helping shape our future. As we know, Mary Lou Freeman served our country well in the senate and as a representative, leaving her mark on important legislation including investments in our environment that will leave this county better for generations to come. ...
Schroeder's View (12/04/06)
My memory fails me as far as how many and who's slumber parties I attended in my younger days. I know that there had to be few, but perhaps that they weren't eventful enough for me to recall. Recently I hosted one of those overnight events with a few of my family members. Oh we laughed, played, danced and watched movies. It was if I was revisiting my youth... I think (if only I could remember it.)...