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Stories from Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Veterans get help from BV Supervisors (05/15/07)
The State of Iowa has created a grant of up $10,000 to help cover some of the costs that a local veteran's affairs office can experience. Veterans Commissioner Lloyd Galbraith visited with the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors about taking advantage of the program...
BVU to offer pair of summer music camps (05/15/07)
The vocal music department at Buena Vista University will host two Summer Music Camps in 2007. The Showchoir Camp which hosts over 100 participants each summer will be held July 27-29. Prominent directors from across Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska direct three Showchoirs of visiting students. ...
SLHS, St. Mary's students receive scholarships (05/15/07)
Several individual scholarships were presented to Storm Lake High School and St. Mary's High School seniors during the annual Dollars for Scholars Awards Ceremony recently. These scholarships and the recipients follow: AMVETS - Jessica Lussman and Colleen Hansen, $500 each, presented by Darwin Lussman...
Student-produced documentary on SLHS music wins at Festival (05/15/07)
The Buena Vista University student-produced documentary, "Notes: A Noteworthy Story of Music" has won second place at the 2007 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival. Under the instruction of Assistant Professor of Media Studies Jerry Johnson, student producers Adam Thompson and Matt Clark accepted the award at the festival in Cedar Rapids on April 14. One of 42 films included in the festival, the documentary received a Silver Eddy Award in the Student Documentary category...
A candidate who doesn't want to be president (05/15/07)
Republican Jerry Johnson of Daleville, Virginia, claims to be the least known presidential candidate for the 2008 election. But as the candidate stumped his way through Storm Lake, he said he is looking to do more then change a few policies. "I am looking to change the whole government because it is unjust and corrupt," Johnson said...
Homes needed for visiting Japan teens (05/15/07)
The program is still looking for host families for the students. According to Togashi, hosts will be asked to pick up their student on Saturday morning, July 21, and host the student over night and have the student back on campus Sunday afternoon. In between, they are asked to share as much of their lives as possible...
Victim strikes back, helps break up burglary spree (05/15/07)
A citizen alerted Storm Lake Police after attempting to stop of a burglary to his vehicle Saturday, and the description the witness gathered for police was enough to lead them to the spoils of an apparent burglary ring. The victim of the vehicle burglary saw a man in his vehicle. ...
'It Gets in Your Blood' (05/15/07)
When medical assistance is needed and the ambulance to the closest hospital is miles and precious minutes away, the emergency medical service volunteers can make a difference between life and death. In many cases, these highly trained volunteers are the first to arrive at the scene of an accident or a medical emergency. In many cases, those they help are unable in the time of trauma to thank them. But that doesn't mean the community doesn't notice their vital contributions...
Engagements (05/15/07)
Kayla Boettcher and Matthew Turner Lloyd and JoAnn Boettcher announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kayla to Matthew Turner, son of Jim and Tammy Turner, Mathews County, Va. Wedding will be held on July 7 in Sitka, Ala...
Culver signs $60m boost for preschool plans (05/15/07)
Gov. Chet Culver has signed into law a $60 million package that backers said would make preschool programs available to most 4-year-olds in Iowa and bolster learning at a crucial stage of development. "It will position Iowa well to be the first state in the nation to offer universal preschool for all," Culver said Thursday during a news conference at a Des Moines preschool center...
Obama blasts Medicare void as he courts seniors (05/15/07)
Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama stood on a shuffleboard court at a Des Moines senior citizen center Friday and turned his focus to health care issues. Staffers said the meeting with about 100 invited senior citizens marks a renewed effort to turn the campaign to smaller, more intimate gatherings where Obama can get up close and answer questions from voters...
Gruesome trial comes to close (05/15/07)
Shawn Bentler took the witness stand in his own defense on Friday, repeatedly denying he killed his family as one of the most gruesome murder trials in Iowa history drew to a close. Bentler, of Quincy, Ill., is charged with five counts of first-degree murder for the shooting deaths of his parents, Michael and Sandra, and his sisters, Sheena, 17, Shelby, 15, and Shayne, 14...
Beaver men fifth, women sixth at IIAC (05/15/07)
The Buena Vista University track and field teams completed the second day of competition at the Iowa Conference meet on Saturday. The men's team finished in fifth place out of nine with 56.83 points and the women finished in sixth place out of nine with 55 points. Wartburg College won both team races with the men scoring 213.83 points and the women racking up a total of 267 points...
Rebels, Chargers load up on state track entries (05/15/07)
The Sioux Central girls track team qualified seven events for state en route to placing second team-wise behind North Iowa here Saturday in 1A co-ed district action. The top two boys in each event automatically advanced to the state meet, while the first place girls finishers, along with the next 12 best times around the state advanced to the mega meet which will be held this Thursday through Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines...
Tornado girls state-bound in discus, long jump too (05/15/07)
Storm Lake's girls track team on Saturday learned it had three more entries to the state meet in Des Moines this Thursday through Saturday. On Friday during co-ed district action at Storm Lake, 10 Tornado girls-the same 10 who made all-Lakes Conference this season-qualified for the state meet in 10 events by finishing in first or second place...
Braves squeak by to end Tornadoes' tennis season (05/15/07)
The Storm Lake boys tennis team ended its season Saturday on its home courts with a 5-2 preliminary substate meet loss to Cherokee. The Braves and Spencer advance to the substate team tournament May 19, while the Tornadoes wound up with records of 5-6 overall and 5-4 in the Lakes Conference...
Cyclones, Wildcats snag top area track showings (05/15/07)
The final image from Saturday's 1A co-ed district meet at Russ Kraai Field was not one of jubilation by the title-winning Southern Cal Lake City boys or Ar-We-Va Westside girls. It was a giant Schaller-Crestland goosebump. It was Justin Ronk fending off So Cal anchor Colby Davis and lunging across the line in the 4x400 as the S-C crowd at long last let out its breath...
Rocking your socks off Sunday... (05/15/07)
'07, the annual fundraiser alternative music concert in Storm Lake's Sunset Park, will be held Sunday, with gates opening at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5. The first 100 people through the gate will get a free EDGEfest t-shirt. The pre-events will go until 4. There will be comedy improv provided by APO, and a Guitar Hero tournament with two custom Guitar Hero game guitars as prizes. There will also be shopping cart races...
Amy Grant to play at Okoboji (05/15/07)
Christian/pop recording icon Amy Grant will be appearing with Vince Gill at an intimate fundraiser event in the Okoboji region in July. The concert will be hosted by Tom Bedell. Tickets will be priced in the same range as major political fundraisers. The event will be a fundraiser for the recreation trails system in Dickinson County...
Jazz Choir goes 'big band' in final concerts this week at BVU (05/15/07)
The Buena Vista University Jazz Choir will present the last concert of the Spring semester on Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17. The Jazz Show will focus on big band-style tunes and feature a variety of vocal solos, vocal ensembles and the sponsoring ensemble, the jazz choir...
Funeral Arrangements (05/15/07)
Arlene Gerdeman March 5, 1917- May 9, 2007 Arlene (Matthews) Gerdeman, 90, Des Moines, and formerly of Sioux Rapids and Linn Grove, died Wednesday, May 9, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services for Mrs. Gerdeman was held Saturday, May 12, at 1:30 p.m. ...