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Stories from Wednesday, January 10, 2007

104th milestone for Ella (01/10/07)
Ella Wilson has reached another milestone in her life. She celebrated her 104th birthday with friends and family - as well as her requested cake and homemade ice cream! "I'm in dreamland," the Methodist Manor resident said of the big event. She added that the new year of her life started out right on Thursday and she awaits what it will bring...
Education Briefs (01/10/07)
VT Industries benefits Head Start with donation The employees of VT Industries, Inc., Holstein, raised $1,493 to be used for the Buena Vista Head Start needy families during the holiday season. The staff kept an eye open for which students would benefit. Staff members then purchased clothing for the children."The teachers really appreciate what VT Industries have done for our children and families," said Linda Dierking, educational coordinator for BV Heads Start...
A benefit for East custodian (01/10/07)
Bob Halder has been a custodian at East School for the past 11 years. Due to an injury that occurred at home, he has undergone several surgeries and at this time he is unable to work. Medical bills continue to pile up. Friends have come together to plan a benefit for Halder. An omelet breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. this Sunday. A free will offering will be taken...
A Dream Come True (01/10/07)
Bailey White is a lucky little girl. She made a wish, and thanks to her doctors and nurses, and the Make A Wish Foundation, the wish came true. Bailey suffers from Immune Deficiency. Basically, she's not able to fight off infections on her own. She must receive (IVIG) Gamma globulin therapy every three weeks. ...
WinD POwER COULD GROW in BV REGION (01/10/07)
With a wave of biodiesel and ethanol energy industry developments across the region, attention has been focused away from the over 250 wind turbines scattered across the Buena Vista County landscape. There is a bright opportunity for more expansion in the local wind energy field as well in the near future, local officials agree...
SLHS event showcases diversity in music, drama, discussions (01/10/07)
The sounds of Mariachi music, the smells of eggrolls and tamales and discussions of immigration, racial profiling and cultural differences will all be a part of the eighth Diversity Day to be observed Feb. 7 at Storm Lake High School. The public is invited to join over 900 students and school personnel in celebrating Storm Lake's growing ethnic diversity through entertaining assemblies, mini-course presentations and discussion groups, an ethnic food fair and international festival...
Rocky Mountain avalanche rocks Iowa church group (01/10/07)
One member of an Ames church group caught up in the avalanche that struck a Colorado highway Saturday said a wall of snow flipped their van numerous times, but miraculously all escaped serious injury. "We didn't have any time to react," said Jordan Cook, 27, of Ames, a graduate student at Iowa State University. "It was (like) being hit by a freight train."...
Vilsack act of mercy in abused woman's murder case earns kudos in Defiance (01/10/07)
Many residents of the tiny town of Defiance agree with Gov. Tom Vilsack's decision to commute the sentence of a local woman convicted of killing her husband. Dixie Shanahan Duty, 39, will be eligible for parole after 10 years in prison with Vilsack's act. Her initial sentence was 50 years for second-degree murder...
Vilsack act of mercy in abused woman's murder case earns kudos in Defiance (01/10/07)
Many residents of the tiny town of Defiance agree with Gov. Tom Vilsack's decision to commute the sentence of a local woman convicted of killing her husband. Dixie Shanahan Duty, 39, will be eligible for parole after 10 years in prison with Vilsack's act. Her initial sentence was 50 years for second-degree murder...
Tornado grapplers take eighth in Invite (01/10/07)
The Storm Lake High wrestling team tied for eighth-place here Saturday at the Forest City Invitational. Clear Lake won the competition with 242 points, with Algona taking second (225 points) and New Hampton third (213.5). Daniel Higgins took second at 140 while his brother Patrick took third at 130...
Panther boys split pair at CYO Tourney (01/10/07)
The Storm Lake St. Mary's boys basketball team split a pair of games here Saturday, beating Granville-Spaulding but losing to LeMars Gehlen. In the 48-41 win over Granville, forward Devin Landgraf led the way with 13 points, while Justin Cullen added 12. T.J. Miller added eight for the Panthers...
Kohawks turn back BVU women (01/10/07)
The Buena Vista University women's basketball team fell to Coe College 74-56 on Saturday. Poor shooting from the field and a hot Kohawk team contributed to the loss for the Beavers. The visiting Kohawks jumped out to the early lead but the Beavers tied it back up at 8-8 four minutes into the first half. After battling closely, the Kohawks took the lead for good halfway through the first half on a 10-2 run and took a 41-30 advantage into halftime...
Blue Band icon in Blues Series (01/10/07)
One of Iowa's best-loved musicians will be featured in the second concert in Buena Vista University's January Blues Series Thursday, part of the History of the Blues interim class at BVU. The concerts are open to the public, full of information about the surging blues genre as well as great music...
Go and Do Events (01/10/07)
Winter Games registration The Okoboji Winter Games are scheduled to begin January 27th. All of the popular events are returning- including Broomball, Texas Hold 'Em Tournament, Flag Football, The Snowmobile Poker Run, and many more. There will be exciting dining and nightlife throughout the Iowa Great Lakes. Registration is now open for many events - see okoboji wintergames.com...
Funeral Arrangements (01/10/07)
Verna Stone Feb. 8, 1915- Jan.3, 2007 Verna Stone, 91, Storm Lake, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, at her home in Storm Lake. Funeral service for Mrs. Stone was held on Monday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Storm Lake, with Rev. Tom Hinshaw officiating. Burial will be in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Readers Respond (01/10/07)
'Most wanted' a case of racial profiling? TO THE EDITOR: The Pilot Tribune (12/28) reported how the Storm Lake PoIice Department's new "most wanted" web page is generating action - people see the mugs and call in tips that get people arrested, apparently. ...
Letter from the Editor (01/10/07)
The other day, we ran a story on a middle school music class that dedicated a semester to studying the Cobblestone Ballroom and all of the music that happened there over several eras. I was happy to share my files and contacts on the place with the teacher...