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Stories from Monday, January 7, 2008

Obama, Huckabee win BV nods (01/07/08)
The hardest part might not have been finding a candidate to support, but finding a place to park. Mirroring statewide results, Republican Mike Huckabee upset Mitt Romney, and Democrat Barack Obama held off John Edwards and Hillary Clinton in crowded and enthusiastic Buena Vista County caucusing Thursday night - while swarms of new voters turned out locally to register for the first time...
SL native Linge helps to rebuild New Orleans spirit in imaginative museums (01/07/08)
History is a living, breathing thing for Gordon Linge, a Storm Lake native who now heads up Welldone, his museum design firm that is helping to revitalize the hurricane-battered culture of the New Orleans Gulf Coast region. After cutting his teeth as a driving force behind Santa's Castle display in Storm Lake and working with Witter Gallery and the local historical society, Linge's New Orleans firm has gained a reputation for creating cutting-edge, engagingly "experiential" museum exhibits...
Special first grader donates hair to Locks of Love (01/07/08)
The Locks of Love organization - which spins the hair into wigs for children who have lost their hair due to cancer-fighting drugs - has become well known. Many of those young girls, ready for a new look, unselfishly make the commitment to help by donating their hair to the organization. And it is good...
Filipino pride, transplanted in Storm Lake (01/07/08)
And so the Filipino-American Association was formed. In fact their motto is, "The Philippines is Our Heritage - America is Our Home." Seventeen years later and many members later (from 13 families to over 60) they still enjoy getting together for a unique gathering...
The News That Made Us Laugh in 2007 (01/07/08)
A new study says seventy percent of all working adults give something to a friend at a New Year's party. The good news is, it's usually treatable. FEBRUARY - The Wall Street Journal reported that Bank of America has begun offering major credit cards to illegal aliens. These people work hard, save their money and buy only the things they can afford. This must stop if they want to be Americans...
Photography, music and energy in ACES events (01/07/08)
Kendra Mack on documentary photography Tuesday, Jan. 15, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Science Center, room 126 , Kendra Mack will explore the art of documentary photography. Mack is teaching a documentary photography class during J-term. During her ACES, she will do an artist's talk and show her work and talk about what she does. She also started the Midwest Documentary Project and will discuss what the MDP is...
Central Bank donates to Gingerbread House (01/07/08)
"We're very grateful for Central Bank's donation." said Sandy Johnson, Interim Director of the Gingerbread House. "The Center is in need of sustainable dollars to continue to help the community care for our families and their children." "Central Bank is proud to support the Gingerbread House," said Randy Johnson, President of Central Bank. ...
BIRTHDAYS (01/07/08)
Guillermo Ocegueda Happy Birthday to Guillermo Ocegueda on Jan. 5 from your PIE friends at the Pilot Tribune. Helen Wobbema Helen Wobbema, Storm Lake turns 2 on Sunday, Jan. 6! She loves to watch Curious George, cook in the kitchen and fix things with her tool set. We love you lots! Mommy and Daddy, Grandma and Grandpa Diischer, Grandma and Grandpa Wobbema, Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa Monson...
Tips from the Doc: How to Survive the Cold and Flu Season (01/07/08)
While there is no cure for the common cold and the flu, you can take certain steps to help reduce your chances of getting sick in the first place. These steps point to the truth of the adage, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." It's late, but you might still want to get a flu shot. But remember, flu shots only target certain influenza strains - the shots are not a guarantee you won't get a bug...
The Library of Health (01/07/08)
. The Center for Women at the BVRMC has a library of about 1,200 materials of all variety, readily accessible and available for check out. From books, to videos and cd's, there is something for everyone, with plenty of resources available in Spanish...
Race in Iowa went back to basics (01/07/08)
"This couldn't have happened in New York or California," said Drake University political science professor Dennis Goldford, commenting after the caucuses in which Barack Obama defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mike Huckabee beat Mitt Romney. As the campaign signs were being torn down and miles of TV cable packed away Friday, strategists were sorting through the debris left by a round of precinct caucuses that reshaped the race for the White House...
Study looks at cost of reducing runoff (01/07/08)
The study also predicted it would cost $613 million per year to reduce farm-field phosphorus by 40 percent and nitrates by 25 percent. The focus on the quality of Iowa's lakes and streams has risen in recent years as the number people using the waterways for recreation has grown...
Sac Co. standoff ends with no weapons, just a TV (01/07/08)
Shortly after 4 p.m. on Dec. 31, a Sac County Deputy Sheriff on routine patrol in Auburn, saw Kevin Kent, 51, in his driveway located at 214 Pine Street. Carroll County had issued a warrant for Kent's arrest for failing to appear on an Operating While Intoxicated charge...
Cyclones dig in on defensive end (01/07/08)
They did, and the result was a 48-22 Northwest Conference road win for the Class 1A No. 1-ranked Cyclones over Sioux Central. Alta improved to 8-0 both overall and in the league. The Rebels fell to 4-6, 4-4. The Cyclones led 16-3 after the first period, 30-9 at halftime and 42-17 going into the final frame...
Beavers snap two-game skid (01/07/08)


The Defenders opened the game on a 6-0 run, as the Beavers made just one of their first 10 shots in the contest. BVU, however, pulled back even at 6-6 before using an 11-2 run to go in front by nine (17-8) midway through the opening half. 

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Cyclones fall to No. 2 CL, S-O (01/07/08)
The Cyclones (4-4, 4-1 conference) first lost to 1A No. 2-ranked Central Lyon, 58-18, then fell to Sibley-Ocheyedan, 47-26. Cyclones 130-pounder Scott Robbins had a standout night, first pinning Central Lyon's Jesse Bandestreek in under a minute, then racking up a major decision over S-O's Huston Hieronimus...
Winterton off to a solid start for SL swim team (01/07/08)
Fast forward to the 2007-08 season. The Tornadoes are far from state meet material, but they have made improvement - they knocked off Sioux City East for their lone win this season - and junior Peter Winterton is a big part of that. "He swims any race there is and is close to the best in each of them," said first-year coach Roger Peterson of Alta. "But the others are catching up to him."...
Ohio State-LSU: The true national title game? (01/07/08)
The Ohio State University football team is going to actually play a game. 

 Following a 50-day layoff, the Buckeyes will take on the LSU Tigers in the BCS National Championship Game. Their layoff will be similar in length to the one they had last season when they faced Florida for the national title. We all remember how well that turned out for the overly rested crimson-clad crew from Columbus. 

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Tornado wrestlers back in action (01/07/08)
The Tornadoes (4-4, 3-3 Lakes) beat Le Mars 48-27 and lost to Spencer 50-18. The Tornadoes are at the Clear Lake Invitational at 9:30 this morning. "For our first meet back, I felt we did some nice things," said Storm Lake coach Ty Seaman of the Le Mars meet. "We went out aggressive and got the pin in several matches."...
No. 8 Spirit Lake holds off Tornado rally (01/07/08)
The Cyclones fell to 4-7 overall and 3-5 in the Northwest Conference, while Sioux Central improved to 7-1 in the conference. "Offensively you could tell we had a break. The timing wasn't there. Defensively we had pretty good intensity at times, but it was not our best night," said Alta coach Jeannie Henningsen. "They kind of ran us off the court, and we recovered, but couldn't get over that hump the rest of the game."...
N-F boys stop SLSM (01/07/08)
According to Panthers assistant coach Nick Landgraf, the Panthers started out the first quarter hitting their shots and working the ball inside well. In the second quarter, however, they only made one field goal, allowing the Mustangs to pull away. "We were only 10-27 on free throw shooting on the night, and that also really hurt us," commented Landgraf...
Mustangs rout St. Mary's, 97-34 (01/07/08)
The Mustangs improved to 10-1 overall and 8-0 in the Northwest Conference, while St. Mary's dipped to 0-11, 0-8. N-F led 27-11, 55-17 and 75-23 after the first three periods respectively. Jen Dimig paced St. Mary's with 13 points. Anyssa Lenhart added seven, Cayla Egesdal, Rylee Paterson and Melanie Snyder all had four, and Emily Mohr chipped in two...
SL drops heartbreaker to Indians (01/07/08)
With the loss, the Tornadoes fell to 4-5 overall and 3-3 in the league. The game seesawed in the final minutes. Storm Lake's Taylor Anderson scored on a baseline drive to tie it up at 40-40 with 3 minutes left. He later stole the ball and fed AJ Croker for a layup to make it 42-42...
Teen creativity makes show a must-see (01/07/08)
A beautifully-thrown pottery dish hides a tiny female figure huddling pensively inside. A photo manipulation literally has a student crawling out of his computer screen. A canvas awash in warm sunset colors captures a scene from a Storm Lake dock. Unusual portraits show everything from a mysterious Mona-Lisa smile of a pregnant woman to the sprawled feet of a child...
Lorraine C. Clausen (01/07/08)
Lorraine C. Clausen, 84, Albert City, died on Monday, Dec. 31, at the Pleasant View Home at Albert City. Funeral services for Mrs. Clausen will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Albert City. Interment will be in the church cemetery under the direction of the Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City. ...
Global worming (01/07/08)
We will spend the rest of our natural lives debating the causes of global warming, worming and squirming, which will distract us from the fact that we're doing nothing really about it, even if we arguably could. And so in a couple of hours from now, or a couple of zillion years, give or take a weekend, our primordially oozing imperfectly mammalian souls will explode across the Milky Way, the whole planet will rocket into the sun, and the last thing time will remember is some really cheesed off mutant polar bears eating our spleens in poetic irony as the whole shooting match implodes on a worse ending note than a Wham! song.. ...
Another year (01/07/08)
I myself am not quite ready to give up on 2007. It was a memorable one with the beautiful wedding of daughter number two, the birth of granddaughter number five and my husband making a career change; giving him the opportunity to spend more time with the family...