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Stories from Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Stock market 'bell' to open local ethanol facility Feb. 7 (01/30/07)
Governor Chet Culver is among those involved as US Bio Energy celebrates the grand opening of the company's new ethanol production facility in Albert City. Production began in November. US BioEnergy is the nation's largest pure-play producer of ethanol, a renewable fuel alternative...
Ag scholarships available to BV County seniors (01/30/07)
A $500 scholarship will be presented to a B.V. County high school senior to be used for their first year of education on the college level while pursuing a program of study in any field of agriculture or natural resources. This recipient will advance on the compete for a regional and state scholarship as well...
Stately speech students (01/30/07)
State large group speech contests will be held Saturday at the Fort Dodge High School. Storm Lake High School, St. Mary's and Aurelia High School students did extremely well in competition at the district contest held Jan. 20. SLHS participated in 16 events at districts and 11 will go on. These are the students and their areas that will compete in the state contests:...
Gingerbread receives gambling funds for toys in children's room (01/30/07)
Buena Vista County Community Foundation has awarded $47,616 to community projects in Buena Vista County in 2006. The foundation is funded through Department of Revenue and made possible through the state's effort to promote philanthropy in the County Endowment Fund legislation passed in 2004...
Gingerbread receives gambling funds for toys in children's room (01/30/07)
Buena Vista County Community Foundation has awarded $47,616 to community projects in Buena Vista County in 2006. The foundation is funded through Department of Revenue and made possible through the state's effort to promote philanthropy in the County Endowment Fund legislation passed in 2004...
Baseball/Softball commission start plans for new fields (01/30/07)
Members of the Baseball/Softball Commission met for their first meeting last Thursday morning to start work on joint plans to make new fields to be used by both Storm Lake High School and Buena Vista University. Representatives from both institutions will meet at least once every quarter to discuss and make decisions on the fields. ...
Details of vitim's final hours emerge (01/30/07)
Becky Sittig took the stand Monday in the murder trial of Sessions Harper in Storm Lake. The 22-year-old friend of victim Holly Michael gave her version of the night before Michael was attacked, bound and set on fire. "We met at Holly's house and we did drink, smoke some weed and did cocaine," Sittig said on the stand...
Anniversaries (01/30/07)
Raymond and Arlene Anderson Raymond and Arlene, Alta will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 1. Greetings may be sent to them at 312 W. 9th Street, Alta, Iowa 51002.
Pork producers brace for ethanol to hog corn crop (01/30/07)
A soaring demand for corn used to produce ethanol has hog farmers bracing for higher feed prices that threaten to put some producers out of business. The price of corn is expected to climb to $4 a bushel, a level not seen in the last decade. The soaring price was the subject of a seminar Thursday at the Iowa Pork Congress, a two-day annual gathering for Midwest hog farmers...
Culver pushes to end stem cell ban (01/30/07)
Gov. Chet Culver is already calling on the Legislature to lift the state ban on one type of embryonic stem cell research and said he'll propose spending $12.5 million to build a research center. Culver said his budget request to lawmakers this week will include the money to build Iowa's Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Iowa...
Flu cases on the rise in Iowa (01/30/07)
Iowa health officials have noticed an apparent spike in the number of flu cases in Iowa, with school-aged children bearing the brunt of the outbreak. The number of school children who have missed school because of illness has doubled over the last week, according to school officials, and health officials suspect that flu is the cause for the increase...
BVU cage teams get rare sweep of Wartburg (01/30/07)
The Buena Vista University men's basketball team fired in 15 three-pointers on its way to knocking off Wartburg College 90-77 on Saturday evening. The Beavers have now won four games in a row. Buena Vista went on a 32-9 run to open the second half to overcome a 42-39 halftime deficit. The Beavers shot a sizzling 68% (17-25) from the field in the second half including 6-8 from behind the arc...
Wildcats fall just short in N-F upset bid (01/30/07)
NEWELL - Freshman Susan Kies scored 19 points here Friday night to lead the Mustangs to a hard-fought, 63-56 win over Schaller-Crestland. The Mustangs' 63-56 was coach Dick Jungers' 100th win in his career. "We have great people supporting our program and girls that are willing to work hard and give it their all to make that accomplishment possible," Jungers said...
Tornado wrestlers shine with fourth at Lakes (01/30/07)
Led by a first place individual finish by Daniel Higgins at 140 pounds, the Storm Lake High wrestlting team took fourth place here Saturday in the Lakes Conference Tournament. Higgins went 3-0 on the day, beating Cherokee's Steven Viet by fall at 1 minute, 4 seconds, Sheldon-South-O'Brien's John Nieuweunhui by major decision (20-7) and defeating Spirit Lake Park's Jacob Johnson 13-9 for the title...
BV cager Hartwig named IIAC Female Athlete of Week (01/30/07)
The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced today that Buena Vista University women's basketball player Tracy Hartwig has been named the IIAC Female Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sunday, January 28. Hartwig, a senior for the Beavers, is a native of Rockwell City, Iowa...
'Doodlebops' hit NW Iowa (01/30/07)
"Doot do do Doot do do..." Get ready to rock along with the Doodlebops in their first-ever live U.S. concert tour. Straight from their hit TV show on Playhouse Disney, Deedee, Rooney, and Moe Doodle are getting on the bus, and ready to sing and dance in an interactive concert experience that will have kids and their parents rockin' and boppin' together! This candy-colored trio is sure to deliver an unforgettable performance that will be a treat for the whole family!...
Community Ed Events (01/30/07)
INDOOR SOCCER FOR KIDS - Indoor Soccer for students in grades K-4 will begin on February 26 at Storm Lake Middle School. Registrations will be taken through February 9th. The games for kindergarten students will be held on Monday evenings. 1st and 2nd grade teams will play on Tuesdays each week. ...
Funeral Arrangements (01/30/07)
Iva Lange Jan. 31, 1916- Jan. 24, 2007 Iva D. Lange, 90, Albert City, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Pleasant View Home in Albert City. Funeral Services for Mrs. Lange were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Albert City, with Pastor David Bernhardt officiating. Interment is in Fairfield Township Cemetery at Albert City...
Guest Editorial (01/30/07)
Many government bureaucrats and public elected officials are quick to justify questionable business expenses. They don't shy away from hiring professionals, or creating new staff positions, to lobby for more taxpayer dollars. Very seldom, if ever, do they turn down a big pay raise. But ask them to spend a relatively few bucks of their budgets for the sake of public accountability, and you'd think they were being asked to sacrifice a pound of flesh...
Letters to the Pilot (01/30/07)
To the Editor: This letter goes out to the people of Storm Lake. You know who you are. You are the ones who have prayed for us, sent letters and cards of support, sent gifts of money, food and gift cards, took the time to organize a fundraiser, prepared food, attended a benefit and gave donations. If we sent a card or letter to each one of you, we would probably be doing this for the rest of our lives...