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Stories from Monday, April 16, 2007

Old Senior Center closes, new site opens Monday (04/16/07)
The last meal at the venerable Senior Citizens Center on Erie Street was served Friday, and the conversation over dinner was abuzz with anticipation for the new center, located at the Sunrise Pointe Golf Course's clubhouse. "There were people who were excited, some who didn't like the change and others who will wait and see," said Marvin Molitor, a member of the committee overseeing the Senior Center. "We had about 25-30 people there for the last meal."...
National Library Week observed by county libraries (04/16/07)
National Library Week will be celebrated next week, with several events planned at the libraries around Buena Vista County. Here's a rundown of the activities, all open to the public. Week long events: Tuesday, April 17 Wednesday, April 18 Friday, April 20...
BV County Engineer applying for aid emergency funds from FEMA (04/16/07)
Buena Vista County Engineer Jon Ites told the Board of Supervisors this week that he will be applying for FEMA aid after the winter storm on February 28 to March 2. According to Ites, only overtime, equipment time and material used can be reimbursed...
BVU baseball program sponsors bilingual camp for Storm Lake youth (04/16/07)
Youngsters enrolled in the Storm Lake public and parochial schools who want to learn the fundamentals of baseball will have the chance at a special free, one-day bi-lingual camp being organized by a Buena Vista University baseball player for a student internship project...
VIGIL: 'STAND UP AGAINST CHILD ABUSE' (04/16/07)
The irony was lost on no one. At the annual Child Abuse Vigil held in Storm Lake Thursday, small children gathered around a baby in a carrier, happily cooing together. Others youngsters bounced balloons and watched curiously as candles were lit. Before them were spread eight blue teardrop placards, resting on empty chairs, signifying eight youngsters who knew no such loving care. Each lost their lives at the hands of Iowa child abusers over this past year...
Memorial today at S-C, fund set for families (04/16/07)
A joint funeral service will be held today at Schaller-Crestland High School gym in Schaller for two of the three teenagers who lost their lives in a car crash on their way to school Wednesday. Service for stepbrothers Cody Claussen, 17, and Samuel Collier, 15, begin at 2 p.m. with Rev. Marvin Miller officiating...
WalkAmerica needs SL's help to reach lofty goals (04/16/07)
Put your feet where your heart is. Storm Lake WalkAmerica will be held May 12, as a key fundraiser for the Siouxland division of the March of Dimes, dedicated to working against child birth defects and premature births. The Storm Lake walk is one of only two such fundraising events held in northwest Iowa, the other being a walk in Sioux City. ...
Engagements (04/16/07)
Mary McDowell and Kevin Grieme Mary McDowell and Kevin Grieme are happy to announce their engagement. Mary is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy McDowell. Kevin is the son of Mr. Bill Grieme and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff James. The couple is planning a May 19 wedding at St. John's Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls...
Area sporting events rescheduled (04/16/07)
Snow and cold weather caused several area high school events to be postponed or canceled Thursday and Friday. Storm Lake High had four April 12 events wiped out. The boys golf meet at WLVA has been postponed and a make-up date has not yet been set. The girls golf meet with LeMars and E-LC at Estherville has been rescheduled for April 27 at Estherville at 4:30 p.m. ...
Schaller teens remembered for efforts on, off the field (04/16/07)
Sam Collier was a determined golfer who regularly wore a Red Sox shirt to school to spite his freshman geography teacher, Randy Galvin, a Yankees fan. Cody Claussen went out for track this season to stay in shape for football and "impress the chicks," according to his teammates. He was far from fleet-footed but possessed a tireless work ethic...
Funeral Arrangements (04/16/07)
Anthony Clark April 12, 1990- April 11, 2007 Anthony Clark, 16, Schaller, died Wednesday, April 11, at Loring Hospital in Sac City. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 14, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early. Burial will be in the Lake City Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (04/16/07)
A steaming case of Imusgate hit the fan this week, and every desperate newcast latched onto it like a life preserver in an ocean of mundane politics. Unless you have been vacationing in a rathole in Iraq of late, you know all about aging radio shock jock Don Imus' mean-spirited comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team. Let me be the first commentator to not repeat that garbage for you...
Local Author (04/16/07)
It might have been the scenery of farmlands that drew me. Perhaps it was the images of a rural lifestyle. Perhaps it was the memories of a tight-knit community that I experienced as a child. Or it might have been the visions of a place free of crime, traffic, or stress...