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Stories from Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Education Briefs (12/04/07)
Last SLHS Kreative Kitchen meal for the semester Friday The Storm Lake High School Kreative Kitchen will serve their last meal of the semester on Dec. 7. The Kitchen is under the management of instructor Becky Stille; the cooks are made up of students from the creative foods class. The students prepare and serve the meals...
U.S. Bio merges with VeraSun: ethanol giant (12/04/07)
VeraSun Energy Corp. and US BioEnergy Corp. have announced a merger agreement to take effect during the first quarter of 2008. The deal was unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. The merger must still clear the hurdles of shareholder approval and anti-trust regulatory clearance...
Book signing Friday for teenage SL author (12/04/07)
Storm Lake St. Mary's High School senior and published author Erin Kay Broich will have her first book signing Friday, Dec. 7 from 5:15-6 p.m. in the St. Mary's School Parish Center. This will coincide with the St. Mary's Athletic Boosters Tailgate fundraising meal in the parish center. Broich will have copies of her book, "The Guardians of Light, Book One: The Betrayer," available for sale at the time of the signing...
No Vision Iowa cash yet; but Newell Center boosters are encouraged (12/04/07)
Planners of a new Newell Community Center have received both a challenge and some encouragement from the Vision Iowa funding program. "They told us we need to raise more pledges before we will be considered for state funding, but they also did a feasibility study and concluded that it is a worthy project," said Marilyn Monson, one of the volunteers working toward the $1.2 million project...
Property code passes 2nd test; 'bound to create controversy' (12/04/07)
The Storm Lake City Council held the second reading of its new property maintenance code proposal Monday, with no change in council opinion and no public protest. It would become effective after three readings. The code has been broken down into three different sections, one for property maintenance, one regulating residential parking standards and one specifying standards on peeling paint...
Boys Scouts teams up with Tyson to bring soccer school (12/04/07)
The Boy Scouts of America and Tyson Meats are teaming up to provide a socccer school Dec. 8, Jan. 9, and Feb. 5 at the Storm Lake South Elementary Gym, 310 Cayuga St. The school, called Drills and Thrills, will bring together Storm Lake High School students and Buena Vista's men and women soccer players to teach both basic and enhanced skills to girls and boys, kindergarten through fourth grade...
Adopt-a-Family returns for holiday (12/04/07)
The Pilot-Tribune's Adopt-a-Family is back for the holiday season. Over 100 families are included on the list, from elderly couples to a single mom with five young children. In the program, individuals, families, classrooms, businesses, clubs and organizations may "adopt" a family to help for Christmas by choosing a code number from the list of descriptions published in the newspaper. The list will be updated weekly until all are chosen...
Anniversaries (12/04/07)
Kriers to observe Golden Anniversary Andy and Marilyn Krier will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Dec. 7. They were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dell Rapids, S.D. on Dec. 7, 1957. They have six children and six grandchildren: Steve, Ann and Trey Krier, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Michael and Sherri Krier, Minneapolis, Minn.; Paul Krier, Chicago, Ill.; Lisa, Ryan and Ross Fitzgerald, Aurelia; Kathy Krier, Alta; and Scott, Rachel, Aaron, Alicia and Anthony Krier, Aurelia...
Appeals court rules prison ministry program violation of Constitution (12/04/07)
A federal appeals court has found that an evangelical Christian prison ministry program in Iowa violates the U.S. Constitution's separation of church and state clause. The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said in a ruling released Monday that a federal judge in Des Moines correctly ruled that the Prison Fellowship Ministries Inc. program at the Newton Correctional Facility is unconstitutional and should be ended...
Out-of-state buyers quickly consuming Iowa's record corn harvest (12/04/07)
Out-of-state corn buyers are snapping up Iowa's record harvest, which some experts say could eventually lead to a shortfall for ethanol producers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's most recent crop production report from earlier this month, showed Iowa farmers harvested a record 2.44 billion bushels of corn from a record 13.95 million acres...
Beavers top Clarke for fourth win (12/04/07)
Buena Vista's men's basketball team (1-0 IIAC) improved to 4-1 overall Monday with a 76-67 non-conference win over Clarke College inside Siebens Fieldhouse. Matt Cleveland and Andre Wagner led the way with 18 points apiece for the Beavers. Cleveland had a double-double with 11 boards. His points and rebounds were both career-highs...
G-H falls to O-A girls (12/04/07)
Galva-Holstein's girls basketball team dropped a 64-57 decision to Odebolt-Arthur Friday night. Heather Joslin led the Pirates with 16 points, while Breanna Mathes and Brandi Wagoner both chipped in 10. Joslin also paced G-H in rebounds with eight...
Big fourth quarter helps SC against Aurelia (12/04/07)
The Aurelia boys basketball team fell to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the Northwest Conference after a 50-46 loss to Sioux Central Friday. The Rebels improved to 1-1 both overall and in the league. "We played a great first half," said Bulldogs coach Grant Peckenschneider, whose team led 19-15 after the first quarter, 34-31 at halftime and 43-34 going into the fourth. "(We) just stopped getting shots in the fourth quarter. We didn't keep playing offensive basketball."...
G-T sends SLSM girls to fourth straight loss (12/04/07)
Defending 1A champ Graettinger-Terril (2-1) kept the St. Mary's girls basketball team winless Monday, beating the Panthers 72-24 in their home opener at the Panther Pit. The Knights got 23 points and five rebounds from Theresa Petersen and led 16-7 after the first quarter, 38-16 at halftime and 50-19 going into the final stanza...
Panther boys off the schneid (12/04/07)
Storm Lake St. Mary's boys basketball team won its first game of the season Monday night in its home opener, with Connor Richardson leading the way with 14 points in a 59-33 whipping of the Graettinger-Terril Knights. Ryan Drey also hit double figures with 11...
Area Events (12/04/07)
Full lineup of school concerts The holiday season isn't complete without catching a choir or band concert in the local schools. Here's a schedule: 'Inconvenient Truth movie' On Tuesday, December 04 at 6:30, the Oscar-winning film "An Inconvenient Truth" will be presented to the public in AndersonAuditorium at Buena Vista University, as part of the campys "Focus the Nation" environmental awareness effort. Admission is free...
BVU presents Madrigal Dinner (12/04/07)
The Buena Vista University Madrigal Singers will present their ninth annual Madrigal Dinner on Sunday, December 9 at 6 PM in Dows Grand Ballroom on the campus of Buena Vista University. The dinner features a seven-course meal which is served amid music and merriment. The King and Queen of the BVU Realm, Sir Steven McGinty, biology major from Sac City, Iowa and Her Highness Sandra Smith, biology/theater major from Milford, will reign over the evening's revelry...
Funeral Arrangements (12/04/07)
Chris Juilf Aug. 17, 1919-Nov. 28, 2007 Chris Juilfs, 88, Fonda, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, at his home near Fonda. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in rural Palmer, with Paul Abens serving as officiant. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, rural Palmer. The arrangements are under the direction of the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda...
Glawe's Outlook (12/04/07)
Well, we made it through the first inclement weather of the season - or did we? I stayed put on Saturday - that's always kind of nice - not able to go anywhere. It did throw a wrench in our plans for Saturday night - a fancy meal on Bob Madsen! The Pilot Tribune Christmas party was planned for that evening and with our safety in mind, he canceled. ...
Letter from the Editor (12/04/07)
When I saw the TV commercial with Chuck Norris endorsing Mike Huckabee for president, I nearly wet my pants giggling. Finally, Saturday Night Live has a funny skit again... One thing though - it wasn't a joke. When an actual, serious candidate for the White House in an expensive, real ad campaign utters the campaign statement, "There is no chin behind Chuck Norris' beard, just another fist," we have to realize that times have changed...
Mini Editorial (12/04/07)
From John W. Whitehead / Via internet My granddaughter is seven months old. Intent on discovering as much as she can about the world around her, she is blissfully unaware of the fact that she is under constant surveillance. Between her doting parents, her equally doting grandparents and a baby monitor that is always turned on and tuned in, there is little this child can do that goes undetected...