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Stories from Thursday, February 1, 2007

BVU student named first Minority Achievement honoree (02/01/07)
Buena Vista University senior Rolando Zamago has been named the first recipient of the Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Minority Achievement Award at Iowa private colleges and universities. This new award will be presented annually to honor outstanding scholarship and community service of a minority undergraduate student enrolled in business administration, economics or engineering at one of the 24 member private institutions of the Iowa College Foundation (ICF)...
Pennies for Kids (02/01/07)
One penny cannot buy much these days but when everyone puts their pennies together, they add up. The Alta elementary and middle school students will once again see the value of a penny by participating in the Children's Miracle Network. The event kicked off Friday during the 100th day of school when students were asked to bring 100 pennies for CMN. ...
Get a kick out of life (02/01/07)
Since she was young, Jennifer Brechwald wanted to take part in Tae Kwon Do classes. As an adult, she is getting a "kick" out of teaching the classes as a black belt herself. Tae Kwon Do is a form of Korean martial arts, and at the local school, it is taught as an art form rather than a sport. Unlike what you may see in the Olympics, there is no contact...
Fair replaces carnival with Grass Stage (02/01/07)
The 2007 Buena Vista County Fair will be held Thursday, July 19, Sunday, July 22. This year the Fair Board would like the communities of Buena Vista County to become more involved. If you have a club, association, team, or just a fun group of people, the fair is looking for fun contests, booths to set up around the new "Grass Stage" (where the carnival used to be)...
BV Supervisors discuss ethanol plan, road work (02/01/07)
At their recent regular meeting, County Environmental Health/Zoning Director Kim Johnson reported that Oregon Trails proposed ethanol project near Alta has submitted a re-zoning application to the Board of Supervisors on January 23. A motion made to set a public hearing for the Oregon Trail Energy, LLC's re-zoning request for February 13 at 8:30 a.m...
King named to policy post; key roles on next Farm Bill, immigration policies (02/01/07)
Western Iowa's U.S. Congressman Steve King has been named to the influential Republican Policy Committee in the U.S. House. The Policy Committee is responsible for crafting legislative goals. In addition, King still serves on the House Agriculture, Small Business and Judiciary Committees. ...
A coat, and a car, take stage in murder case (02/01/07)
After five days of testimony in the murder trial of Session Harper, the state's prosecution team rested its case Wednesday. The defense will begin to call its witnesses today at 9 a.m. in the Buena Vista County Courthouse. Court officials expect that the trial could wrap up by Friday or Saturday...
Supervisors cut BV raise proposals to 3.5% (02/01/07)
The Buena Vista County Supervisors this week approved 3.5 percent raises for elected county officials, taking a 2.8 percent raise for themselves. The county Compensation Board last week had called for 5 percent raises for the sheriff, attorney, auditor, treasurer and recorded for fiscal year 2008, with 4 percent for supervisors...
Iowa mayor wants to rid region of illegal immigrants (02/01/07)
One Iowa mayor says he wants to rid his town of illegal immigrants, and is asking other cities in the state to join him. Marion Mayor John Nieland said during his State of the City speech on Tuesday that illegal immigrants and the contractors and subcontractors that hire them are hurting the middle class. He said the illegal immigrants are "criminals...
Smoking ban proposed (02/01/07)
Smoking would be banned at workplaces in Iowa under legislation unveiled this week. The proposal, up for initial committee review today or tomorrow, would begin the ban July 1. "This is probably the most popular request I get from people of all ages," said Rep. Janet Petersen, D-Des Moines, a sponsor...
New leaders for med center Foundation (02/01/07)
The Buena Vista Regional Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors elected the Officers for 2007 at its meeting held Tuesday, January 23rd. Les Vohs will serve as Chair, Howard Hatlelid will serve as Vice-Chair and Jan Spielman, will serve as Secretary-Treasurer. ...
Cyclones clinch Northwest title by edging Rebels (02/01/07)
The Cyclones clinched outright their second straight Northwest Conference title on their home floor here Tuesday night with a 59-44 win over a determined Sioux Central team. The third-ranked Cyclones had to work hard for this win; they were tied at eight after one quarter, and tied at 33 after three...
SL gets 1st Lakes win; Panthers streak now at 9 (02/01/07)
This year's Storm Lake High girls basketball team finally broke through with a conference win here Tuesday night, handily beating Sheldon, 66-55. The Tornadoes have been playing better basketball over the past few weeks, and have come close in several Lakes games, including last Friday' night's buzzer-beating loss at the hands of Western Christian...
All eyes on Alta as boys pairings out (02/01/07)
This year's Class 1A, District 4 boys basketball playoff schedule looks as much like a Northwest Conference single elimination tournament as it does a district tourney post-season bracket. Newell-Fonda is the only Northwest Conference team in the upper portion of the bracket, which also includes Twin Lakes Conference squad Laurens-Marathon...
CLASSICS IN CONCERT (02/01/07)
The Cherokee Symphony proudly presents it's 2007 Mid Winter Concert on Sunday Feb. 11. The concert will be held at 4 p.m. at the Cherokee Community Center. Maestro Lee Thorson, Storm Lake, will be conducting. Guest performer for the Mid Winter concert will be Bassoonist Adam Trussell. Originally from Portland, Maine, he is now playing with the Omaha Symphony. Adam has played with many orchestras including Boston Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic...
Iowa wines and wine tasting is a growing business (02/01/07)
Iowa wine has been growing into a popular product as over 40 wineries have opened in the state. Even though the land may not be the same as the Napa Valley or other iconic wine countries, local wines have gained a following around the area as more stores have been electing to carry the different brands...
Funeral Arrangements (02/01/07)
Arlyne Eastman Dec. 30, 1916- Jan. 30, 2007 Arlyne Eastman, 90, Rembrandt, died Saturday, Jan. 27, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services for Mrs. Eastman were held on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the United Methodist Church in Rembrandt, with Reverend Tom Petersen officiating. Burial is in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake...
Letter from the Editor (02/01/07)
Have you even thought about it? Probably not, and bless your beady little political hearts, that is the beauty of it all. A woman, a Hispanic and an African-American are running so far for president. And nobody gives a flying whup. It's beautiful. A woman is speaker of our House of Representatives, but most people have been too busy counting out seats of power like kids hoarding cat's-eyes in a game of marbles to particularly make note of her gender, historic though it may be. ...
Readers Respond (02/01/07)
A hero remembered To the editor: In your article on Hall of Famer Peter T. Anderson, your saying that he was born on the 4th of July was incorrect. He was born on Sept. 4, 1847. On the Fourth of July in 1907, he suffered a heart attack in Storm Lake and passed away on July 26, 1907...