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Stories from Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Young pro pitcher helps KC's raise funds for intellectual disabilities services in SL (10/02/07)
For both Storm Lake native Eric Wordekemper and the local Knights of Columbus Council, things are really cooking. The Knights on Sunday held their first omelette breakfast fundraiser for people with intellectual disabilities in Storm Lake, with some 550 patrons turning out to consume almost all of the supplies on hand...
Education Briefs (10/02/07)
L-M graduate appears in Morningside College play Andrew Gerodias, son of Ellen Gerodias, Laurens, and Roland Gerodias, Storm Lake, is a member of the cast for the upcoming Morningside College children's musical theatre production of "Hansel and Gretel."...
BV lands a housing grant (10/02/07)
Justin Yarosevich, one of two representatives for the county on the Howard Housing Trust Fund, reports to the Board of Supervisors that the county has received $12,088 through the trust for the current cycle, but the funds have to be spent on housing programs by April 2008...
Wastewater pollutes Raccoon River (10/02/07)
About 200,000 gallons of wastewater roared into the Raccoon River after Albert City received nearly four inches of rainfall in less than an hour over the weekend. The rush of water overwhelmed the Albert City wastewater system, according to the Department of Natural Resources...
Cookie Mom (10/02/07)
Armed with a wicker basket of sugar cookies and a disarming smile, the most interesting person on the presidential campaign trail in Iowa this season may not be a candidate at all. It could be the mild-mannered lady in the blue apron, pearls, and jogging shoes...
Cargill employees strike (10/02/07)
Union workers at a Cargill plant went on strike early Monday after rejecting a contract offer in Cedar Rapids. The strike began at midnight Sunday with the third shift. The decision to strike came after nine hours of negotiating and voting. "No one's every happy about striking," said Gary Dunham, principal officer of Teamsters Local 238...
Obama names 8 to BV committee (10/02/07)
The Barack Obama Campaign announced Monday that an 8-member leadership committee has been appointed in Buena Vista County to help guide the local effort to reach voters. Members include Bruce Kurtz, JoAnn Westphal, Tony Cueto, Mike Moretz, Jon Terronez, Maurita Gholston, Grant Turner and Jaren Greene...
Thompson offers a gay marriage compromise (10/02/07)
Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson said he's met frequently with influential social conservatives who are willing to accept his position on a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage even though it doesn't go quite as far as they would like...
Beavers' upset bid falls short (10/02/07)
Quarterback Chris Hawkins threw for 220 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Buena Vista chalked up 304 yards of total offense, but No. 7-ranked Central College proved to be too much in the end, holding off the Beavers 31-14 here Saturday. Hawkins connected with senior Devin Stewart for a 19-yard touchdown strike with 0:26 remaining in the opening quarter. Jamie Daum added the PAT, and BVU was on top early, 7-0...
Chargers take second, Tornadoes have forgettable day at E-LC (10/02/07)
In a battle of ninth-ranked teams in their respective classes, the larger school prevailed - twice - and the Storm Lake volleyball team had a rough day here at the E-LC Midget Invitational Saturday. Class 3A No. 9-ranked Humboldt knocked off 1A No. 9 Laurens-Marathon in pool play and again in the championship match, while Storm Lake had a rough day all-around, losing all three matches just two days removed from its first loop victory in two years...
Area CC teams hit stride at Poky (10/02/07)
Mike Huseman ran a career-best 20:41 and Kelsi Meyers a personal-best 22:21 for Alta's cross country team at the Pocahontas Area Invitational on a rainy Saturday morning. Huseman placed 31st out of 60 runners in the varsity boys 5-kilometer race to pace the Cyclone boys, who took eighth out of nine complete teams...
Event Briefs (10/02/07)
Hunt Fiddlers in concert in Spencer The Spencer Area Concert Association will open its 2007-2008 season with a performance by the Hunt Family Fiddlers at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 14, at the Clay County Regional Events Center. The special time will give people a chance to participate in this year's Artisans Road Trip earlier Sunday afternoon...
Funeral Arrangements (10/02/07)
Roger F. Glawe May 18, 1929- Sept. 28, 2007 Roger Glawe died Friday, Sept. 28, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral services for Roger F. Glawe, 78, Aurelia, were Monday, Oct. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia with Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. ...
Guest Editorial (10/02/07)
So first move as an "adult" was when I packed all of my earthly belongings into my 1969 Toyota and headed west to college. How I crammed everything I wore and everything I had for setting up housekeeping into that square little Japanese car that looked like a shoebox on wheels is really beyond my comprehension. I even had a futon bed crammed in the backseat...
Readers Respond (10/02/07)
Did you know? From JAN FAINE / Storm Lake Did you know that biofuel is unhealthy? Cars running on gas with a high percxentage of ethanol emit a level of carginogens similar to that of cars fueled with regular gasoline, according to the September 15 "Bottom Line Personal" publication...