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Stories from Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Agland sales booming, up to over $8,000 an acre (11/13/07)
Local agland prices continue to skyrocket on the heels of rising corn and soybean prices to fuel a boom of ethanol and biofuel plants. One recent isolated sale of northwest Iowa farmland brought a whopping $8,825 an acre, and several other parcels in the region have sold from $5,000-$7,000 an acre - perhaps twice what they might have been worth early in the alternative fuels boom...
Students at Concordia asked to 'Think First' to prevent head, neck injuries (11/13/07)
Each year an estimated 400,000 people sustain head injuries, with another 100,000 suffering from spinal cord injuries. One-third of these victims are between the ages of 15-24. Think First is a national prevention program aimed at educating kids to recognize risk-taking behavior and how to prevent injury...
Visitors in the schools (11/13/07)
The Storm Lake Schools celebrated the start of National Children's Book Week by hosting Spencer author Amy Maurer. All the elementary children had the chance to meet her and have her new book, "A Purple Hippopotamus Pillow and Pink Penguin Sheets" read to them...
'Home for the Holidays' hosts a community full of activities to enjoy (11/13/07)
The annual Miracle on Lake Avenue activities and parade has a new theme and new dates for the 2007 Holiday Season. "Home for the Holidays!" is the new theme with events starting on Thursday, Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day, with Santa's Castle opening from 2-5 p.m....
SLPD takes pledge to keep tobacco out of the hands of youth (11/13/07)
The Storm Lake Police Department is to partner with Iowa ABD for Tobacco Education and Enforcement The Storm Lake Police Department has taken a pledge to keep tobacco out of the hands of Storm Lake's youth. It's called the Iowa Pledge, and it's a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (Iowa ABD) to educate local retailers and to enforce Iowa's tobacco laws. ...
Work continues on BVRMC expansion (11/13/07)
Behind the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, what used to be a parking area has been turned into a busy construction site. The first part of the center's expansion project is well underway, with crews installing sewer line and casings for the lines...
SL elementaries make milestone 'Reading First' list (11/13/07)
Every year the United States Department of Education is required to determine schools participating in Reading First who have made the greatest gain in student achievement. The Storm Lake Community School District has received notification from the Iowa Department of Education that East/North Elementary Schools program has been identified as a Highly Successful Reading First School. ...
Chamber looks for holiday spirit, and parade entries (11/13/07)
The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce is looking to pump up some early Christmas spirit. "We're really trying to encourage more entries in the Christmas Parade that will be part of the Home for the Holidays celebration," Chamber Director Marilyn Monson says...
Veterans left out in the cold? (11/13/07)
Local and national leaders are calling a recent rise in homeless veterans "a disgrace." A new report on homelessness shows that one out of evey four homeless persons are veterans of the U.S. military services, according to Senator Tom Harkin. While veterans make up only 11 percent of the population, they account for 26 percent of those who are homeless, and the data shows that Iraq war veterans are becoming homeless at a much faster rate than did veterans of Vietnam...
Kids choose identity for waterpark mascot (11/13/07)
King's Pointe Waterpark Resort is proud to present King Splash! This six-foot friendly frog is the newest addition to the high energy action at the waterpark. Naming an extra large reptile is a new experience for the resort. King's Pointe management asked guests and community members that visited the facility to select names for consideration. ...
Engagements (11/13/07)
Julian and McKenzie Johnsen Julian Johnsen and McKenzie Bell, both of Laurens, were united in matrimony Oct. 13 at the Bethany Lutheran Church. The attending ministers were Pastor Tammy Anderson of the Lutheran Church and Sarah Galindo of the First Christian Church, Laurens. ...
After 24 years, Golden Girls meet again (11/13/07)
Flor Johnsen, a Buena Vista University student from Laurens, and Rose Imperial Servano were college classmates and best friends in the Philippines. Johnsen came to America in 1984. The last time Rose and Flor saw each other was at Johnsen's wedding. The two women did not have any information on what happened to each other...
Clinton campaign admits planting question (11/13/07)
An aide for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a Grinnell College student a question to ask the Democratic presidential candidate during a forum this week in central Iowa. The campaign did not mention at the event that the question had been planted, and it initially denied the incident...
BVU pins down three titles at Dakota Wesleyan (11/13/07)
Aaron Cook (149 pounds), Joey Verschoor (157), and Josh Murray (174) all captured individual championships to lead the Buena Vista wrestling team during the Dakota Wesleyan Open on Saturday. ?Both Cook and Verschoor picked up one-point decisions in their respective championship bouts, while Murray, who was the lone champion a week ago for BVU, cruised to a commanding 17-6 victory in his finals match. ...
Bauer, Brungardt and Blum: Storm Lake's all-conference netters (11/13/07)
Jordan Bauer earned first-team All-Lakes Conference volleyball honors for her work this season while Storm Lake teammates Michaela Brungardt and Katie Blum made the second team. Bauer, a sophomore libero, shone defensively for the Tornadoes, recording a team-best 312 digs, or 3.7 per game...
Simpson stops Buena Vista (11/13/07)
Adam Reutzel rushed for 230 yards and Travis Dietz threw for two touchdowns, as Simpson College (4-6, 3-5 IIAC) ended Buena Vista's run at four straight wins to close out the season, with a 14-3 victory on Saturday afternoon. ?The storm got on the scoreboard first when Dietz hooked up with Dillon McKelvey from five yards out at the 2:40 mark of the first quarter. ...
Light show at Santa's Castle (11/13/07)
Prepare to be electrified at Santa's Castle this year. "We will be putting together a whole light display for the first time for the Castle, and we are very excited about it," said Marilyn Monson, Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce Director. Thousands of lights will be installed on and around the Castle, to dance in time to holiday music...
Funeral Arrangements (11/13/07)
Dolores Reis Jan. 8, 1922- Nov. 6, 2007 Dolores Reis, 85, Fonda, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Twilight Acres in Wall Lake. Services for Mrs. Reis were held Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda. Reverend Thomas Hart celebrated the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial is in St. Columbkille Catholic Cemetery in Varina. The Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (11/13/07)
Abel Kain, the local sewage management engineer, was trudging door to door. If he was going to keep up with the volleyball coach, that slick kid just out of community college, the guy who owns the bar and grill and the sex ed teacher who lives underneath the water tower, he was going to have to burn the shoe leather...
Glawe's Outlook (11/13/07)
Ready for some smiles and some education? A recent e-mail provided some facts about the 1500s: Now, whoever said History was boring!...
Readers Respond (11/13/07)
Farm the best, conserve the rest From DON YOUNG / Ducks Unlimited A national treasure is disappearing with little more than a shrug from the American public. Our 10-thousand-year-old native grasslands are being lost at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, it seems very few people recognize and appreciate their value and beauty...