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Stories from Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Town meeting set to create Newell community center (03/06/07)
A Newell town meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 13th at 7 p.m., where the Newell Community Center Committee will reveal a tentative plan for a development. The meeting will be held at the Allee Building on the upper level. The public is encouraged to come and learn more about the plans for the new large community center and remodeling of the existing Allee Building to include a fitness center. Refreshments will be served...
All that jazz...and then some (03/06/07)
Music has always been an important part of the Aurelia School. Many awards grace the trophy cases and the walls of the music rooms, earned by the dedicated band and choir members through the years. This year is no exception. The jazz band, under the direction of Jason Heeren, will compete at the state jazz event in April. ...
SLMS Jazz Band receives 1 rating at festival (03/06/07)
The Storm Lake Middle School Jazz Band was awarded first place in the middle school competition at the Lewis and Clark Jazz Festival, held at Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City recently. Receiving outstanding soloist medals were Megan Thompson for an alto sax solo, and Carsen Anderson and Kurtis Bennigsdorf for trumpet solos. Outstanding section awards were also given to the trumpet, trombone and rhythm sections. The band is directed by Holli Safley...
BVU events: from concert band to 'drinking stories' (03/06/07)
Buena Vista University has announced several upcoming ACES events, all open to the public, free of charge. The Buena Vista University Concert Band will perform Sunday, March 11 from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. at Schaller Memorial Chapel. The band will perform with guest trumpet soloist, Richard Bogenrief...
College Night to be held March 15 (03/06/07)
Representatives from about 79 colleges, schools and branches of the military will be at Storm Lake High School for the annual College Night Program on Thursday, March 15, from 6:30-8 p.m. The following will be represented: four-year colleges, area community colleges, junior colleges, business schools, beauty schools, trade and technical schools, nursing schools, branches of the military and a special information session at 7 p.m. on financial aid...
Newell benefit set for child after a transplant (03/06/07)
It all happened so fast - on December 31, infant Kinnick Cates was placed on the national transplant waiting list. On January 1, his parents, Jon and Amanda Cates, were told that a liver had been found. On January 2, the successful transplant surgery was performed...
Teens jack up ICCC enrollment (03/06/07)
Caren Sievers is still in high school, but she's already working toward a college degree and saving thousands of dollars in the process. The senior at Storm Lake High School is taking 18 college-credit hours this semester. She's among a growing number of high school students capitalizing on a state law that allows them free access to college courses before they ever earn a diploma...
Winter blast doesn't cool King's Pointe progress (03/06/07)
Project AWAYSIS Manager Mike Wilson told the Storm Lake City Council that the outdoor waterpark at King's Pointe is on pace for a June 1 opening date. According to Wilson, the blizzard that ushered in March has not caused much of slow down. "Now when all that snow melts it will create more of a mud hole," Wilson said...
Farmer's Trust and Savings makes donation to Northwest Iowa Aging (03/06/07)
Dave Woodcock, Kathy Van Bruggen, and Debbie Sundall of Farmer's Trust and Savings Bank presented a check for $1,000 to Julie Johnson, Northwest Aging Association, as Double Platinum sponsors for the upcoming conference - Toolkit for Elder Rights - Prevention and Protection...
Donation to St. John's makes new hymnals possible (03/06/07)
Storm Lake's St. John Lutheran Church received a donation recently which went to purchasing 235 new hymnals, computer softwear and companion books for the organ. The donors wish to remain unanimous. The last time the church received hymnals was 1982...
Sheldon fans get chance to repay Cherokee player's sportsmanship (03/06/07)
What goes around, comes around. In a column last week, the Pilot-Tribune related the story of Dillon Moye, a Cherokee High School JV basketball player who stunned local sports fans when he passed the ball at the end of a game in Sheldon to an opposing Sheldon player. ...
Vilsack: Giuliani campaign lead isn't going to hold up (03/06/07)
Dismissing polls that show former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani ahead nationally, former Gov. Tom Vilsack said Thursday he expects dark horses to emerge from the GOP presidential field. "With due respect to the mayor, when people get to know his record as mayor of New York, I don't know that they're necessarily going to gravitate to him," Vilsack, a Democrat, said during the taping of a show on Iowa Public Television...
Richardson: Race isn't about cash (03/06/07)
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said on Friday that an early emphasis on campaign fundraising was an "absurd" fixation of "the Washington media" that would ultimately not determine who Democratic voters nominate. "There is this fixation that the Washington media is developing that this race is basically already over and that the two most important attributes are who can raise the most money and who has the most rock-star status," Richardson told reporters...
BVU softball team picked sixth by IIAC coaches (03/06/07)
Wartburg College, the defending Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) softball Champion and one of four IIAC schools to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, is the coaches' pick to repeat as the 2007 IIAC Softball Champions. The Knights received five of nine first-place votes and a total of 69 points to edge Coe College, another NCAA qualifier that advanced to the national tournament...
WLVA ends Aurelia's season with tourney win (03/06/07)
The Aurelia boys basketball post-season march ended at the hands of WLVA on Monday night as the Bulldogs fell 72-56 to the Wolverines in the final round of district play. "We really played hard and we never gave up," said Aurelia head coach Grant Peckenschneider. "We had a good first quarter and got back into it at the end but we just couldn't quite pull it off."...
St. Patrick's celebration and concert set for March 11 in Holstein (03/06/07)
Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church will again be hosting its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. This year's celebration will be held on Sunday, March 11th at the Holstein Vet's Hall and will feature the music of the nationally known 3 man band, The Irish Brigade. ...
Walk for the Babies (03/06/07)
The annual Walk America event will return to Storm Lake on Saturday, May 12. Fundraising efforts began this week. Walk America is the major fundraiser for the March of Dimes, which works locally and nationwide to prevent birth defects and premature births...
Funeral Arrangements (03/06/07)
Walter Spurbeck Dec. 17,1931- Feb. 26, 2007 Walter J. Spurbeck, Jr., 75, Newell, died on Monday, February 26, at Loring Hospital in Sac City. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 3, at 1 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, with Pastor Tom Hinshaw officiating. Burial is in the Newell Cemetery. The Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (03/06/07)
Oh, my gosh. Hey, I read the papers. Of course, I've heard of the foreign sweatshops and the drain of our industry overseas for the sake of escaping taxes and getting cheap labor. In a vague way... It hit home for me this morning. I was fashionably late for work as per usual. ...
Letters to the editor (03/06/07)
To the Editor, Doctors supposedly have an oath to "first do no harm''. Anna Nicole Smith had a doctor in California, call him Godspeed, "prescribe" methadone to her, under an assumed name, for pain while she was pregnant, and now that doctor is being fast-tracked through ethical charges. ...
Glawe's Outlook (03/06/07)
I kind of like blizzards. Now hold on to those snowballs, I don't deserve to be bombed with them if you disagree! Hear me out! Our lives are so fast paced these days - that the two blizzards we've endured over the last two weeks have forced our family to slow down and take a good, hard look at each other - no matter how difficult that was!...