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Stories from Thursday, January 3, 2008

Fire-police station and fitness center proposed (01/03/08)
Plans were unveiled last week for a proposed fire-police station for Alta which would also include a fitness center for the community to community to use free of charge. "We're going through a growing spurt," said Fire chief Gary "Mo" Molgaard at the public meeting, but happy to have the problem...
Weddings (01/03/08)
Mangold, Buchholz exchange wedding vows Alicia Dawn Mangold and Brett Anthony Buchholz were united in marriage on May 26, 2007 at the Bethel Baptist Church in Newell. A reception followed at the Alta Community Center. The bride is the daughter of Brent and Rhonda Mangold, Storm Lake. The groom is the son of Tony and Melinda Buchholz, Newell...
Please save labels for the Alta school (01/03/08)
Remember to save General Mills box tops marked Box Tops for Education, Campbell's UPC labels and caps, Tyson labels and Hy-Vee receipts. All of these are worth money to the school. Have your students drop off these labels, caps and/or receipts at the school's drop off sites. If you do not have a student in school, give the school a call and arrangements will be made for your collection to make it to school...
Eighth District VFW and Ladies Auxiliary meeting set for Jan. 12 (01/03/08)
The 8th District Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary will hold their District meeting Saturday, Jan. 12 at the William F. Allard Post #7373, 1662 Highway 60th Blvd., in Sibley. Registration is at 10 a.m. and audit at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be at the Cobblestone Inn at 11:30 a.m...
Keeping children safe (01/03/08)
The Alta Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the new fence that was recently put in place at the Alta Elementary/playground. The project was instigated by the Parent Teacher Organization, who wanted to see the children safely enclosed during recess. Members of the newly formed group met with the Alta City Council and the Alta School Board, both entities contributed funds for the project...
Arends to lead supervisors (01/03/08)
Dale Arends was voted in as the 2008 chairman of the Buena Vista Board of Supervisors Wednesday morning at the first meeting of the new year. Lorna Burnside was chosen as vice chairman. Board member Ken Hach praised her service to the county over many years...
Michelle Obama: 'I'm not supposed to be here,' says candidate's wife (01/03/08)
On a cold night in a darkened middle school building on the edge of town, Michelle Obama decided to speak less as the wife of a leading candidate for president, and more as a mother. "I'm not supposed to be here," she told a crowd of about 35 people who were clearly getting something they didn't expect from a campaign speech...
Storm Lake students to get academic credits, no GPA help, for phys ed (01/03/08)
Physical Education will garner academic credits at Storm Lake High School, the school board approved recently. High School Principal Teresa Coenen came to the board last month to discuss the possibility of allowing academic credits toward graduation. ...
Skate Park proponents prepare to ask city's help (01/03/08)
Supporters of a new skatepark project for Storm Lake are more than two-thirds of the way to their goal, collecting signatures on an online petition to take to the city council. While progress has been slow, and a timeline has yet to be determined, the proponents say they are still determined to "provide a safe and legal place to skateboard."...
Clinton: 'I'm Exhibit A' (01/03/08)
For the first time in his political life, Bill Clinton doesn't have to be "against" anybody. The 2008 campaign, he says, is filled with good choices. "I like these people - I like them all." His longstanding friendships with past allies Biden and Dodd have survived the current campaign; he's campaigned on behalf of Edwards and Obama in their home states; Richardson is a trusted former member of his own cabinet. ...
Edwards vows to tackle the richest corporations (01/03/08)
As the countdown to the caucus climaxes, John Edwards, Democratic former Senator of North Carolina, brought a final appeal for support to a crowd of about 125 gathered at the Estelle Siebens Science Center on the Buena Vista University campus Monday morning...
Future of SL Social Security office uncertain (01/03/08)
There is a "possibility" that the Storm Lake Social Security office could be closing in the not-too-distant future. No decisions have been announced, but several of the employees in the office will reach potential retirement status in 2008, and the Storm Lake office is currently considered one of the four smallest offices in the state...
Doe count still higher than DNR expectations after extended season (01/03/08)
Despite poor weather during the shotgun season extension, hunters got out and shot more than 5,000 deer, of which more than 90 percent were antlerless. Of those antlerless deer, around 3,600 were does. The extended season was intended to increase the doe harvest by allowing unfilled tags from either shotgun season to be filled with antlerless deer from Dec. 21 to 23. Prior to the extended season, the doe harvest was 7,500 below estimates. The extension halved the doe harvest deficit...
Storm Lake School Board offers contracts, Movall resigns (01/03/08)
The Storm Lake Schools Board of Education recently took action to offer contracts to the following: The board also accepted a resignation from Jennifer Movall. The Storm Lake High School Dance Squad received approval from the school board to attend the Midwest Regional Dance Competition at Shawnee Mission High School in Overland Park, Kan. ...
Beavers knocked off by North Central (01/03/08)
North Central (Ill.) outscored Buena Vista 22-11 over the final 12 minutes of the second half on Saturday, en route to a commanding 64-49 women's basketball victory over the Beavers. The game was the consolation matchup of the Southwestern University Tournament...
Buena Vista routs UW-Stout (01/03/08)
Five players scored 12 or more points for Buena Vista - and the Beavers shot 56.1 percent from the field - in a commanding 97-79 non-conference victory over visiting Wisconsin-Stout (3-8) last Saturday afternoon at Siebens Fieldhouse. The Beavers, who improved to 8-3, will resume Iowa Conference play this Saturday at Luther at 4 p.m...
TOP 10 SPORTS STORIES OF 2007 (01/03/08)
The calendar has already flipped to 2008 - but we at the Pilot (or rather, me at the Pilot) would be remiss not to take one last look at the year in sports that was 2007. The year was filled with countless defining team moments and individual feats - some triumphant, some heroic, some sad - and as with any top 10 list, No. 10 could be No. 1 in the eyes of many, and vice versa...
BV's Promise hosts first Teen Dance Jan. 5 (01/03/08)
The first BV's Promise Youth Council teen dance will be held January 5, the first step in that new organization's efforts to provide safe, upbeat activities for young people in the area. This "Not Just a Dance" dance is being held at Storm Lake High School, 8 p.m.-midnight. Doors will close at 8:45...
High School Art Show opens Jan. 4 at Witter (01/03/08)
The Storm Lake High School Scholastic Art Show begins January 4 at the Witter Art Gallery in Storm Lake, and runs through Jan. 30. This exhibit is a selection of the best works from students, grades 9-12, created this past calendar year. A total of 200 works will be on display ranging from charcoal, sculpture, paintings, ceramics, pencil drawings and photography...
Stalcup president honored for 30 years of leadership (01/03/08)
Rex E. Wilcox, AFM (Accredited Farm Manager), President of Stalcup Agricultural Service, Inc., in Storm Lake, , was recently recognized by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers for 30 years of membership. Wilcox has provided leadership as chairman of two committees, served 10 years as an instructor, and four years managing AFM accreditation. ...
Northey praises farmer conservation sign-up (01/03/08)
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging farmers to continue to take advantage of the Local Water Protection Program (LWPP) that offers low interest loans to farmers to help them install conservation practices. Already more than 1,000 farmers have applied to take advantage of the program...
Funeral Arrangements (01/03/08)
Ellsworth Jeppeson Dec. 12, 1920- Dec. 31, 2007 Ellsworth E. Jeppeson, Sr., 87, Newell, died Monday, Dec. 31, in Newell. Memorial Services for Mr. Jeppeson are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the Congregational Church in Newell. Burial will be in the Newell Cemetery will Full Military Rites by the Newell American Legion. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (01/03/08)
I might have been the happiest guy in the whole gym when former President Bill Clinton showed up out of the deep pea soup last Sunday night. Not because I'm particularly enamored with the idea of spending another of my weekends listening to political speech-ifying, but because I needed him to keep my streak alive. ...
No more resolutions (01/03/08)
As I was swiftly ingesting some Christmas dinner leftovers last week, I happened to catch the latest Jenny Craig commercial. There was Valerie Bertinelli, the new Kirstie Alley, telling me to STOP making resolutions I will not follow through with. She does not need any, because she joined Jenny! As she was speaking to me, and starting to cry mind you, I realized it is that time of year to make resolutions to change something I do not like about myself. ...
Readers Respond (01/03/08)
Bar stool economics Shared by RUSS EDDIE / Storm Lake Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this: The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing...