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Stories from Tuesday, March 27, 2007

With a little guidance (03/27/07)
Students today are assessed on many academic areas but reading seems to be one that state officials take a long, hard look at. For some students, reading is difficult. It is not uncommon for students to receive extra guidance while in the lower grades. Schaller-Crestland School is proud to share that they, among other schools, offer innovative assistance to the high school-age students...
OPERA Iowa will present 'Billy Goat Gruff' for N-F (03/27/07)
Newell-Fonda K-5 students will have the chance to see one of the fastest growing art forms in America when OPERA Iowa arrives on April 4. Des Moines Metro Opera's award-winning touring troupe will present the 40-minute opera, The Billy Goat Gruff at 2 p.m. in Newell School's old gym. A new piece for OPERA Iowa, these ornery Billy goats will charm the audience with their adventures in outwitting Osmin the Troll...
Nominations needed for History Teacher of the year (03/27/07)
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the annual Iowa History Teacher of the year award. The institute, in partnership with Preserve America, inaugurated the award in 2004. The History Teacher of the Year Award is designed to promote and celebrate the teaching of American history in classrooms across the United States. ...
Hoop-a-Thon Saturday in SL (03/27/07)
The Fourth Annual Hoop-A-Thon, which will be held March 31, 11 a.m. through 2 p.m., at the Storm Lake Middle School, will raise funds to assist research through the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA). The whole family can participate in the Hoop-a-Thon. To get involved, pick up a pledge sheet at the high school or middle school and get pledges or donations...
Shooting to Stop Huntington's (03/27/07)
Huntington's Disease is a devastating illness that robs its victims of some of their most precious resources - the ability to walk, talk, eat and through progression, even the ability to think. Huntington's Disease is an inherited disorder that affects the brain, and currently there is no cure for the disease...
New direction for rock 'n' roll fundraiser (03/27/07)
The Rock 'N' Remember organization has disbanded after seven years and many memorable fundraiser concerts, but two members of the committee that ran the show are launching a new concert series to fill the void. The event will now be known as Rock to the Future. The first of the annual shows will be April 7, noon-1 a.m., returning to the original home of the concerts, at the Marathon Community Center...
Dredging set to Begin (03/27/07)
The 2007 lake dredging season will begin on April 9, the Monday after Easter, as city officials seek the longest possible season to pursue their lake-deepening efforts. The Lake Improvement Commission held it's first meeting of the year Monday to plan for the season...
Nominations needed for History Teacher of the year (03/27/07)
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the annual Iowa History Teacher of the year award. The institute, in partnership with Preserve America, inaugurated the award in 2004. The History Teacher of the Year Award is designed to promote and celebrate the teaching of American history in classrooms across the United States. ...
At 13, Alta martial artist becomes double-medalist (03/27/07)
Entering a gym, feeling like all eyes are on you. Facing down a thick slab of wood, adjusting the height, then turning to the judges to announce your name and technique used to splinter a board. Then driving your hand in a blur of speed and power to cleanly break the target. It is a process that could intimidate anyone...
Loss of TouchPlay cripples Iowa Lottery revenue (03/27/07)
Without the now-banned TouchPlay gambling machines, Iowa Lottery profits tumbled this budget year. The lottery contributed about $35 million to state government programs between July 1 and Jan. 30, compared with about $45 million for the same period a year ago, state officials said. That's when about 6,700 TouchPlay machines were operated around the state...
Western Iowa Regents snub may hurt Culver (03/27/07)
Some lawmakers say the absence of western Iowans from Gov. Chet Culver's latest Board of Regents list of appointees may make it difficult for him to gain approval. None of the four individuals named to the board last week nor the five existing members are from the western part of the state...
Bush seeks farm subsidies cap (03/27/07)
President Bush is asking Congress to halt farm subsidies to anyone making more than $200,000 in adjusted gross income. The current income cap is $2.5 million. Lawmakers warn that such a limit might unintentionally hurt honest, hardworking families in rural America."They're not fat-cat farmers," said Rep. Collin Peterson, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee...
Tornado netters return four of top seven (03/27/07)
Storm Lake High boys tennis coach Ron Netten is banking on Gung as he begins his 23rd season as head coach. Gung, as in senior Chandivone Southiphong, who is the top returning Tornado from last year's squad and just might hold claim to the team's best nickname...
BV baseball team impressive in Arizona; returns home with 5-2 record (03/27/07)
Buena Vista's baseball team went 5-2 over its spring break trip at the Greater Phoenix Invitational down in Arizona. At one point, Buena Vista scored 16 runs in back-to-back games for only the fourth time in school history. Five regular players hit over .400 on the week. Lance Eddie started all seven games while batting .414 with a team-high eight runs driven in. Ryan Dupic allowed only one earned run over the course of 17 innings on the mound...
St. Mary's boys and girls tee off for golf season (03/27/07)
Girls golf: Returnees ready to lead varsity to next level The Storm Lake St. Mary's girls golf team is looking forward to participating at the varsity level this season after not having the numbers to compete last spring. Erin Broich, Ashley Miller, Christine Pudenz and Sarah Dimig return with a year of experience under their belt to lead the Panthers. They will be looked to for leadership in a squad that has four freshmen and no seniors...
Tornadoes excel at state indoor girls track meet (03/27/07)
Morgan Darrow's shot put heave of 42 feet, 3/4 inches led Storm Lake's girls Friday at the state indoor girls track championships. Darrow placed fifth in the meet, which was formerly the A.D. Dickinson Relays and was held in the UNI-Dome. More than 2,000 athletes from more than 100 schools competed...
Poetry, film and music in upcoming BVU public events (03/27/07)
Upcoming Academic and Cultural Events Series at Buena Vista University, all open to the public, free of charge: Poetry Alive! Wednesday, March 28, 7-8 p.m. Location: Dows Conference Center Poetry Alive is a nationally recognized performance poetry ensemble whose programs demonstrate the visual and auditory power or poetry. The group will use music, dance, and group participation to bring poetry alive for their audience...
Symphony presents young artists (03/27/07)
Cherokee Symphony will hold their Young Artist Concert on Sunday, April 1 at the Cherokee Community Center in Cherokee at 4 p.m. The concert will feature four student soloists chosen based on auditions held February 10. Stephanie March, Nathan Green, Brent Ramsey Ashley Mazur will all have the opportunity to solo with the symphony under the direction of Maestro Lee Thorson, Storm Lake...
Funeral Arrangements (03/27/07)
Ruth Boisen Ruth Ann Boisen, 65, Early, died Friday, March 23, at Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 28, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller with Pastor David Lyons officiating...
Letter from the Editor (03/27/07)
So Steve Alford is taking his insanely perfect hairdo and his slightly arrogant self-confidence and heading for someplace that isn't, as he puts it, a "football school." If he expected champagne cakes and statewide boo-hooing, it doesn't seem to be happening...
Letters to the Pilot (03/27/07)
Admit to loss in Iraq To the Editor, We lost the Iraq war four years ago when we disbanded the Iraqi army and put hundreds of thousands of armed, unemployed Iraqis on the streets. In order to change course and plan future strategy we must first admit the indisputable fact that we have lost. ...
Glawe's Outlook (03/27/07)
None of us can claim that we know everything. Questions arise all the time that I cannot answer. How about you? I've discovered a list of questions that have baffled me and made me think about them even more. You give it a tr and see how many you can answer - and how many you will just scratch your head and say, "I've never thought about that?"...