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Stories from Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A visit to Washington, D.C. (12/19/07)
This past summer three FFA members from Sioux Central FFA Chapter attended the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) held annually at our nation's capital. Marshall Wernimont, Justin Ellis and Zach Brown went to WLC to learn leadership and citizenship skills, but they learned about much more than that. "We got skills to think and re-evaluate our lives and to find our purpose," stated Zach Brown...
ACE students wrap up a good Christmas for family (12/19/07)
The Advanced Career Exploration (ACE) students recently took time from their regular classroom activities to participate in a community service project. While the primary objective of ACE is to prepare students to graduate and become productive members of the workforce, the ACE program also recognizes the importance of participating in community service. ...
City wants legal funds for Kolb Gardens reimbursed (12/19/07)
The city of Storm Lake is pursuing legal action in hopes of recovering thousands of dollars in legal fees from a extended legal battle with the Kolb Trust over moving a memorial garden - but not their own legal costs - but their opponent's. "We are asking for the legal fees that were paid by the trust to be reimbursed. The citizens of Storm Lake are the real benefitiaries of that trust," explained City Administrator Patti Moore...
Fair asks $40k, raceway needs promoter (12/19/07)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors completed the request meetings for non county agencies seeking funding last week. According to County Auditor Karen Strawn there may be an appointment or two still to come up, but nothing has been set as of yet...
Teacher in Kosovo; SC students send help (12/19/07)
Though Dale Tokheim is far away from his middle school classroom at Schaller-Crestland School, serving his country in Kosovo, education is still on his mind. On a peacekeeping mission at NATO base Camp Nothing Hill, named for the highest peak in the area near the village of Leposavic, Tokheim has had the opportunity to go into the Kosovo classrooms. He is saddened by the lack of learning supplies for the children in the schools there and conveyed this to his family and friends back at home...
Obama on Education (12/19/07)
"A child in Storm Lake should dream as big as a child in Des Moines, or Chicago, or New York, or anywhere." With that, Barack Obama laid out his plans for investing in better schools and making college education more affordable, during a campaign stop that attracted about 400 students and supporters at Storm Lake High School Monday...
Midwest corn boom threatens to expand 'dead zone' in Gulf of Mexico (12/19/07)
Because of rising demand for ethanol, American farmers are growing more corn than at any time since World War II. And sea life in the Gulf of Mexico is paying the price. The nation's corn crop is fertilized with millions of pounds of nitrogen-based fertilizer. ...
Foundation leads campaign to raise $40 million for natural resources (12/19/07)
The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation has begun a campaign to raise $40 million over five years to save 15,000 acres of Iowa's natural features. The group's project, dubbed "The Campaign for The Bluffs, The Hill, the Lakes" targets the Iowa Great Lakes and Clear Lake, the Loess Hills and the bluffs along the Mississippi River...
Stonecutters take second, Alta's Robbins nabs 100th career win (12/19/07)
Alta 135-pounder Scott Robbins earned his 100th career win - in honor of his late grandfathers Don Robbins and Norbert Rotert - and the AGH/SC Stonecutters took second behind Coon Rapids-Bayard at their own duals tourney Saturday at Galva-Holstein High School...
Boone, Carroll sink SL swimmers (12/19/07)
Storm Lake's boys swim team was back in action Friday, losing a pair of duals to Boone and Carroll. The Tornaodes lost to Boone 75-19 and to Carroll 72-22. "Even though the scores were a little lopsided, we had a lot of much-improved performances," said Tornadoes coach Roger Peterson, whose team returns to action Jan. 5 at Des Moines Hoover...
Cook back in action for Buena Vista (12/19/07)
Thirteen years, 149 pounds and a lot of hard work has earned Buena Vista University junior Aaron Cook the No. 10 spot in wrestling's national rankings. Cook, a Waconia, Minn., native, has been making waves this year after sitting out last season due to a staphylococcus infection...
Alta Cyclone JV basketball boys earn split at Milford (12/19/07)
The Alta JV boys basketball team earned a split in two games here recently, losing the first game to Clay Central-Everly 59-57 in overtime before beating Okoboji 54-41. The first game saw the Cyclones fall behind 34-18 before rallying to force overtime at 52-52...
Tornadoes claim 6th at Carroll (12/19/07)
Storm Lake's wrestling team produced five third-place individual finishes - and one silver medalist - en route to taking sixth place out of eight teams Saturday at the Carroll Tiger-Knight Wrestling Invitational. Jose Diaz led the way by capturing second place at 125 pounds...
Entries open for BV Pork Queen & Pigtails pageant (12/19/07)
The Buena Vista County Pork Producers will sponsor their annual Pork Queen and Miss Pigtails contests Sunday January 20, at 2 p.m. The contest will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake. Pork Queen Candidates must be at least 16 years of age and Miss Pigtails must be the ages of 9-10 years by January 1, 2008. ...
Holiday Events (12/19/07)
Laurens tree festival The Laurens Festival of Trees is now open to the public, through Sunday, Dec. 30 in the Laurens United Methodist Church complex. This is a nondenominational event. The hours for the Festival will be from 2-8 p.m. each day except Monday and Tuesday and Christmas Day...
Funeral Arrangements (12/19/07)
Harry S. Steinfeld April 8, 1912- Dec. 3, 2007 Harry S. Steinfeld, a longtime resident of Tenafly (Bergen County), N.J., died on Dec.3, 2007 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. He was 95 years old. Visitation, a family memorial service, and a reception will be held Sunday, Dec. ...
Letter from the Editor (12/19/07)
The New York Times, no less, has been back in Storm Lake, poking around as the national media periodically does in Storm Lake, mining for quaint midwestern opinions on immigration. Something along the lines of, "they should all be shipped back where they came from," which it got, along with those who pointed out that ethnic diversification happens to be what saved Storm Lake in a period when the future was somewhat in question...
Glawe's Outlook (12/19/07)
Christmas is almost near. Are you ready? Is the cash register STILL ringing in your ears as you are trying to fall asleep? Instead of sugar plum fairies dancing in my head I'm dreaming about being trampled to death by frenzied shoppers rushing to the electronics department in search of a dollar off a $500 computer...