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Stories from Monday, January 29, 2007

Victim identified her killer, medical witnesses report in BV trial (01/29/07)
"No, I want to die," were the words paramedic James Vinsand testified he heard the day that he rushed a badly-burned Holly Michael, 22, to Trinity Regional Medical Center. Vinsand was trying to place an oxygen mask on Michael's face and she was resisting, he recalled in court Thursday in Storm Lake, as the murder trial of Sessions Harper continued...
Catholic Schools Week begins (01/29/07)
St. Mary's School will celebrate Catholic Schools Week and homecoming this week beginning Sunday with a school carnival and ending next Saturday with a homecoming dance. This year's theme is, "Operation: Panther Domination." Lunch will be served Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon with activities to follow until 2 p.m...
Chamber celebrates local business (01/29/07)
Wednesday night the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce and Area Development Corporation hosted the annual awards banquet at Buena Vista University. Jim Bauer of Al's Inc. was honored as Business Person of the Year. Faust Institute of Cosmetology received the Business Improvement of the Year honors. Plaza Mexico won Customer Service of the Year and Helen Bosley, Scrooge contest winner, was honored for Chamber Involvement...
Chamber celebrates local business (01/29/07)
Wednesday night the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce and Area Development Corporation hosted the annual awards banquet at Buena Vista University. Jim Bauer of Al's Inc. was honored as Business Person of the Year. Faust Institute of Cosmetology received the Business Improvement of the Year honors. Plaza Mexico won Customer Service of the Year and Helen Bosley, Scrooge contest winner, was honored for Chamber Involvement...
Catholic Schools Week begins (01/29/07)
St. Mary's School will celebrate Catholic Schools Week and homecoming this week beginning Sunday with a school carnival and ending next Saturday with a homecoming dance. This year's theme is, "Operation: Panther Domination." Lunch will be served Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon with activities to follow until 2 p.m...
BVRMC prepares new program for seniors (01/29/07)
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center is involved in a new program that could keep you from having to make a visit to them! A $7,500 preventative health grant was recently awarded to BVRMC from Northwest Iowa Aging Agency. It will be used to implement the new fall assessment program for residents 60 and over...
A Stitch in Time (01/29/07)
Betty Nielsen has been referred to as a hero, an angel - and even as a blessing from God. The Fonda woman who since Sept. 11, 2001, has devoted her life to designing and lovingly stitching quilts to provide some comfort to the families who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks, can also be described as inspiring...
State plans $2.5m more for dredging Storm Lake (01/29/07)
Storm Lake was named as a high-priority lake for restoration and water-quality efforts in an Iowa Department of Natural Resources plan released this week. $2.5 million in state funding has been projected to further dredging efforts through 2009. Thirty-five lakes were identified as priorities out of 127 that are considered suitable for restoration...
Waterpark prices set, locals to get a break (01/29/07)
Storm Lake city officials plan to offer a discount to Buena Vista County residents using the outdoor waterpark at King's Pointe, scheduled to open on June 1. The pricing was set to ensure that the community can affordably use the outdoor waterpark, which has replaces the city pool...
MDA Ambassador child is active for the cause (01/29/07)
Tucker Hart, an outgoing 9-year-old from Waverly, has been named the State of Iowa Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). "As the State Goodwill Ambassador," Iowa Regional Director, John Claes, said, "Tucker and his family will make public appearances throughout the state to encourage volunteers in the Association's year-round educational and fund-raising campaigns and will also take part in a number of state-wide special events."...
RAGBRAI comes to area (01/29/07)
Spencer will play host to the Des Moines Register's annual RAGBRAI statewide bike ride, according to an announcement Wednesday. This year's ride will begin in Rock Rapids on July 21. Spencer will be the first overnight city, on July 22. From there, the ride moves east to Humboldt on day two...
SL girls suffer 'heartbreaking loss'; Panthers roll on to win (01/29/07)
StaceyVanDerSloot was nearly at a loss for words to describe her team's 50-49 loss to Western Christian here Friday night at the Storm Lake High gym. Finally, she found the right one. "Heartbreaking - our girls area really upset with this loss," she said as most of the girls stayed in the locker room...
Western Christian overpowers Tornadoes; 'Dogs trip Panthers (01/29/07)
With its height advantage and efficient offense, Western Christian ran to a 71-32 Lakes Conference victory here Friday night at the Storm Lake High gym. The Wolfpack hit six three-pointers, giving it some outside options offensively as well as their lanky front line...
SL boys swimmers drop times in home dual (01/29/07)
The Storm Lake High boys swim team dropped its only home dual meet of the season here Thursday afternoon, losing to a strong team from Spencer, 125-38. According to Tornado coach Laura DeLoss, one of the highlights was a ten-second drop in time for SL senior Dallas Eddie in the 500 Freestyle...
AGH wrestlers win Maple Valley duals (01/29/07)
The AGH wrestling team improved to 19-2 overall in dual meets and 7-0 in conference dual meets here Thursday in the Maple Valley Conference duals. The Pirates beat two conference teams, besting Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 48-27 and Battle Creek-Ida Grove/Odebolt Arthur, 37-33...
IC band jazzes up SL (01/29/07)
An Iowa Central Community College Jazz Band concert will be held Wednesday, January 31st from 10:30-11:00 a.m. at the Storm Lake South School Auditorium. The concert will feature the Iowa Central Fort Dodge Jazz Band & Rhythm Ensemble. The band will perform a wide variety of music styles and literature...
Coffee Plus Concert (01/29/07)
There is an added 'Plus' to Coffee Plus as Staci Kuhnes will be performing Friday night, February 9th. Staci is a native of Storm Lake and will be performing a variety of vocal selections that evening beginning at 8 p.m. An 'Open Mic' will be held at 7 p.m. for any local talent to perform including singers, storytellers, poets or comedians!...
Witter Gallery (01/29/07)
CHILDREN'S CLASS - The gallery will be hosting another Second Saturday Children's Art Class on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m.- 12 a.m. This month's class will highlight the medium of acrylics. In this workshop we will explore different styles of painting ising acrylics an include a basic discussion of the color wheel and mixing color. ...
Events Center gets RAW (01/29/07)
Tickets are still available for the World Wrestling Entertainment RAW live show, "Road to WrestleMania," Sunday, February 4, at 1 p.m. at the Clay City Regional Events Center in Spencer. The Main Event match will feature world champion John Cena vs. Umaga (with manager Armando Alejandro Estrada). The match will be for the WWE Championship...
Funeral Arrangements (01/29/07)
Raymond Julich Dec. 23, 1949- Jan. 24, 2007 Raymond Julich, 57, Lakeside, and formerly of the Carroll area died Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake following a long battle with cancer. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. ...
Readers Respond (01/29/07)
After the anger, find the peace To the Editor, I would like to respond to the letter that appeared in this newspaper Saturday Jan. 20, 2007. [Impeach Bush]. It was sent via internet. There was so much anger and no respect in this letter. In our family I've had two uncles, two brothers, many cousins, six brothers-in-law, husband, two sons, one daughter who have served in the military. Never do I remember hearing any of these people speak badly of their commander in chief...
Guest Editorial (01/29/07)
I wanted to let you know that I read the review that Dana Larsen gave "The Freedom Writers" in the Pilot-Tribune. I thought that you got it just right. I happened to actually see the movie twice this past weekend. Saw it the Friday that it premiered and on Sunday, and by the way, I cried like a baby both times...
Schroeder's View (01/29/07)
I have many questions about this age thing and am not sure just where to turn? I was under the impression that once you hit a certain age you shouldn't have to worry about large red mountains appearing on your chin or forehead. I thought that pimples were for teens or early adulthood, not for those of us that had hit puberty years and years ago... physically anyway!...