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Stories from Thursday, November 15, 2007

Curtain call for SLMS actor is successful kidney transplant (11/15/07)
During this special time of year, Oscar Perez and his family couldn't be more thankful. Oscar's match for a kidney transplant was made last week and the eighth grade Storm Lake Middle School student is recuperating well at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha...
Anniversaries (11/15/07)
Dale and Cindy Olsen will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday, Dec. 1 by renewing their vows at 2 p.m. at summit church, Alta. A reception will follow and all members of Summit Church are invited. The Olsens are the parents of six children - Raymond Olsen, Glendale, Ariz.; Norma Jeanne (Keith) Harming, Brookings, SD; Kathy (Bob) Allbee, Goldfield; Samantha Jessen, Alta; Aaron (Dawn) Olsen, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Jedediah, in the Army and stationed at Leonardwood, Mo...
School board talks about statewide sales tax (11/15/07)
The Alta School Board, along with other school boards across the state, will be discussing a new statewide sales tax that if approved, could reduce property taxes and provide districts with more options to improve facilities and equipment. "Passage of this proposal will be challenging," said Superintendent Fred Maharry. "In order for this to happen, local boards, educators and other community members must become involved."...
Justice Streit stops in Storm Lake (11/15/07)
Iowa Supreme Court Justice Michael Streit was a guest speaker for a Hy-Noon Kiwanis group Monday, as well as visiting Circle K at Buena Vista University during alternative happy hour, and talking with local students at St. Mary's. Streit stressed the importance of the judiciary system in Iowa and how the judges are promoted by merit...
SL's Hamilton joins Clinton Women's Leadership team (11/15/07)
Iowans for Hillary announce the names of over 250 women who have joined the Women's Leadership Council for Team Hillary, a grassroots network of women working to elect Senator Clinton. Team Hillary is committed to increasing the participation of women in the caucuses...
Santa's Castle (11/15/07)
The more things change, the more they stay the same. As Santa's Castle prepares to open for its 45th season, technology will for the first time play a major role in the fun, right alongside the tradition. A computer screen will sit right next to Santa Claus, allowing St. ...
UDMO Food Pantry stocked for winter, but could use help (11/15/07)
Headed into the winter, the shelves at the Upper Des Moines Opportunity food pantry are fairly well stocked, but the charitables program director Joan Spooner is anticipating an increased need during the season ahead. "There were a large number of people recruited and brought in from the Chicago area to work, but quite a few of them are without jobs now," she said...
Weddings (11/15/07)
Kelly Peterson and Jennifer Wendt Jennifer Wendt and Kelly Peterson were united into marriage on Oct. 31 in Storm Lake. The bride is the daughter of Ron and Michele Wendt, Storm Lake. Grandparents are Dona Wendt and Karen Yungtum, both of Sumner. The groom is the son of Kelly and Myrna Peterson, Carson...
Russia honors Cold War spies, including Iowa-born agent (11/15/07)
Russian intelligence on Monday honored two of Moscow's most important Soviet-era spies, stirring Cold War memories at a time when relations between Russia and the West are again going sour. The award of the nation's highest medal went to British double agent George Blake and Sioux City native George Koval. The accolades come five months after Queen Elizabeth II honored Oleg Gordievsky, a high-level KGB man who defected to Britain in 1985...
Soldier killed in Afghanistan was Sac City graduate (11/15/07)
Family members say a Sac City graduate has been killed in Afghanistan. Army Sgt. Adrian Hike, 26, was killed Monday while on patrol, his mother, Kim Bird said. Patricia Stout, Hike's grandmother, said that the vehicle he was in was hit by an roadside explosive device...
Mustangs craving another league title (11/15/07)
The Newell-Fonda girls basketball team will be without Sarah Culp - a speedy first-team all-conference guard who's now at Morningside - this season. Other than that, things are looking pretty positive for sixth-year coach Dick Jungers' club as it tries to defend the Northwest Conference title it shared with Storm Lake St. Mary's last year...
Buena Vista lands four players on all-Iowa Conference grid squad (11/15/07)
The Buena Vista football team was represented with four members on this year's all-Iowa Conference Football Teams as announced by the league office on Wednesday. Cody Pierce, Randy Kaufmann, Michael Sly and Chris Hawkins were all recognized for their respective performances this season...
BVU women head to Grinnell for season opener Saturday (11/15/07)
The Buena Vista women's basketball team tips off its 2007-08 season this Saturday afternoon when it travels to Grinnell College for a matchup against the Pioneers. The two teams meet up for the first time since the 1997-98 season when the Beavers cruised to a 100-64 victory inside of Siebens Fieldhouse...
BVU Concert Choir Presents Major Works (11/15/07)
The Buena Vista University Concert Choir will perform their Fall Major Works Concert on Sunday, November 18, at 3 p.m. in the Schaller Memorial Chapel on the BVU campus. The Concert Choir will be performing Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna with orchestra...
United Bank of Iowa breaks ground for new location (11/15/07)
Despite heavy winds, over 50 people were on hand for the ground breaking for the United Bank of Iowa in front of Wal-Mart Tuesday morning. Excavators are expected to start next week preparing the ground for the 56,000 square foot branch. During the ceremony, it was stated that if the winter is mild, the bank could be enclosed as soon as the end of the year...
Tyson provides $1.2 Million to support active duty team members (11/15/07)
Thanks to a Tyson Foods, Inc. policy in support of the U.S. military, David Rook did not have to take a cut in pay when he was called to leave his job at Tyson to serve with his National Guard unit in Iraq. The policy, instituted after September 11, 2001, provides differential pay for all Tyson Team Members called to active military duty. It makes up any difference between their military compensation and the pay they normally receive from Tyson...
Community State Bank Donates to BVRMC (11/15/07)
Clark J. Cunningham (pictured second from left), President of Community State Bank headquartered in Spencer, is shown presenting a $15,000 check to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in support of the building project currently underway. In addition to Spencer, Community State Bank has branches located in Albert City, Marathon and Webb...
Funeral Arrangements (11/15/07)
Irene Mandernach April 17, 1919- Nov. 11, 2007 Irene Mandernach, 88, Storm Lake, died Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Newell Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services for Mrs. Mandernach will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Reverend Steve Schulz will officiate. Burial will be in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (11/15/07)
Yiiiiiikes! Who are you lady, and what are you doing in my house? "I'm your wife, dillweed. It's just that you never noticed me until the Hollywood writer's strike kicked in." I'm married?? How long has that been going on? "Oh, about 25 years, give or take an episode or two. As I recall, the wedding was scheduled during a rerun of Cheers and just before the first David Letterman show."...
Readers Respond (11/15/07)
Talking tough on terrorism From JEANNIE CLAIRE / Albert City Three GOP candidates talk tough on treating terror suspects: Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson support torture, expanding Guantanamo, extraordinary rendition, and escalating a militant U.S. presence in the world. I think their positions are a good indication of where we are in the historical arc of our development as a nation...