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Stories from Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Sioux Central teacher attends National Ag Educators' Conference in Las Vegas (01/08/08)
Melanie Bloom, ag teacher at Sioux Central High School, Sioux Rapids, attended the 59th annual convention of the National Association of Agriculture Educators (NAAE), December 11-15, in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 500 ag ed professionals from all states including teachers, teacher educators and state staff gathered for a national meeting that provided ag educators with preofessional development opportunities to strengthen local educational programs...
Make a difference in a SL child's life - become a mentor (01/08/08)
As January has arrived we would like to take a moment to inform everyone that January is National Mentoring Month. National Mentoring Month is a month to celebrate the benefits mentoring has on youth development, recognize individuals who volunteer their time to mentor and encourage individuals interested in having a positive impact in the lives of children and youth to become mentors in 2008...
Book Club will discuss 'Lake Wobegone' this month (01/08/08)
Community Book Club will meet Thursday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Storm Lake Public Library. Everyone is welcome to stop by and join this month's discussion of "Lake Wobegone Days" by Garrison Keiller. The February book selection will be "Persuasion" by Jane Austin, if you wish to get a head start. Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., has been set for discussion of this book...
Tornado Cheerleading Clinic Jan. 25 (01/08/08)
The Tornado Cheerleading Clinic is scheduled for Jan. 25 at the Storm Lake High School. All first grade through sixth grade students are invited to attend. The clinic will take place from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (an early out from school.) Participants must provide their own transportation to the high school...
Last deadline is Jan. 18 for next ACT exam (01/08/08)
The next ACT exam will be administered on Feb. 9, in all states except New York. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam were originally to register by Jan. 4, which is the deadline for having their registration postmarked. However, there is a late registration postmark deadline of Jan. ...
City approves land sale for new SOS store (01/08/08)
In a meeting that lasted only five minutes, the Storm Lake City Council on Monday approved the sale of land for a new S.O.S. Thrift Store, an enterprise that helps to fund the St. Mary's schools. Volunteer leaders of the store have agreed to purchase two 2,994 square-foot parcels on Bair Street between Cayuga and Seneca, for a total of $14,970 - the same price per square foot that the city had charged Walgreens and Buena Vista Regional Medical Center for right-of-way property...
Supervisors look at appointments and resolutions (01/08/08)
Several appointments and resolutions were made by the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors to begin the year. The policy for meal cost reimbursement to employees, and to others serving on boards and in other appointive positions, shall be: meals eaten out of county during approved schools or meetings may be reimbursed at their actual cost to a maximum of $25 per diem. ...
Oil vs Wilderness program at BVU (01/08/08)
On Thursday, Jan. 31 from 7-8 p.m. at Anderson Auditorium the BVU Aces program will be free and opoen to the public. The "Oil Versus Wilderness by Jon Waterman" program has been updated for 2007 to show the findings from an expedition Jon led, with the world famous conservationist, Dr. ...
Girls Scouts make holiday season brighter for families (01/08/08)
Girl Scout Troop 134 of Storm Lake spent some of their Girl Scout cookie and nut profits to help families through the CAASA abuse prevention program in Storm Lake. In November the girls took a shopping trip to Wal-Mart and purchased gift items, toys, soap, toothpaste, canned goods and other items to donate...
Deputy takes a bite out of pet abuse crime (01/08/08)
She turned her large brown eyes and looked at him quizzically. She'd been hurt and abandoned before and it might take awhile for her to be trusting. But once comfortable, she lightly sniffed and gently licked his chin, while the other dogs in the cages at the Siouxland Humane Society barked for equal attention...
105 years young (01/08/08)
When Ella Wilson was born - Jan. 4, 1903 - Theodore Roosevelt was serving as President of the United States; she has since seen 18 presidents. Radios provided the news and family entertainment, horses were used for transportation and farm work, oil lamps lit the home and party telephone lines spread gossip about the neighbors quicker than lightning...
Salt shortage has city, county crews on thin ice (01/08/08)
Shhhh. Don't use the "S" Word within earshot of the Buena Vista County Engineer's office. "Storm," that is. "We would very much like to stay away from too many more storms," said County Engineer Jon Ites, who cringes a little at the mere mention of the term. "Like everyone else, we are really struggling to get supplies in for treating the roads."...
Legislators to rumble over fate of new prison proposal (01/08/08)
The Iowa State Penitentiary is tired, old and outdated and needs to be replaced, a group of lawmakers has decided. When the Legislature convenes Jan. 14, plans to build a new maximum security prison will be among the prime topics for debate, with some arguing now is the time to replace the outdated facility and others questioning how to finance such an expensive proposition...
Area man charged for skipping his jury duty (01/08/08)
A Spirit Lake man who didn't show up for jury duty ultimately found himself in front of a judge. Authorities said James Ahart failed to show up for jury duty twice last year in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. District Judge Mark W. Bennett sentenced Ahart on Monday to one day in jail...
Beavers clip Luther, now 3-0 in IIAC (01/08/08)
After trailing Luther College for most of the afternoon, the Buena Vista men's basketball team used a 26-9 run over the final 13 minutes of the game en route to a 56-47 victory over the Norse (4-7, 0-3 IIAC) on Saturday. Luther jumped out to an early 13-6 advantage over the Beavers and would maintain the lead for most of the first half before extending its lead to 11 with 4:36 left. From there, BVU used an 11-4 run to pull to within four (27-23) at the break...
SL's Higgins wins title at Clear Lake (01/08/08)
Storm Lake's wrestling team took seventh out of eight teams at the Clear Lake Invitational Saturday. The tourney was won by the host Lions, who are ranked third in 2A. "This was not our best outing as a team," Tornadoes coach Ty Seaman said. "We did have some good individual performances but as a team we did not wrestle our best."...
Panther boys take third at CYO Tourney (01/08/08)
The Storm Lake St. Mary's boys basketball team took third place after hanging an 88-53 beating on Spalding Catholic Sunday in consolation-round action of the 79th Sioux City Diocesan CYO basketball tournament at Briar Cliff's Newman Flanagan Center...
Alafa helps Alta to 4th (01/08/08)
Marcus Alafa won a title for Alta at 119 pounds to help the Cyclones to fourth place out of 10 teams here in the Kingsley-Pierson Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday. Four Cyclones worked their way to second-place finishes: Scott Robbins (130), Schuyler Radke (145), Matt Sefcik (215) and Jake Syndergaard (285)...
Johnson, Murra propel S-C boys past Laurens-Marathon cagers (01/08/08)
The only team to have beaten Laurens-Marathon's boys in Northwest Conference play prior to Friday was Class 1A No.1 Alta. Now, the Wildcats can be added to that list. Collin Johnson scored 23 points and knocked down 4-of-5 3-point attempts, and Kiley Murra put up 10 points and 12 rebounds, as Schaller-Crestland beat the Chargers 46-44 here Friday...
AGHSC takes third at own duals tourney (01/08/08)
AGHSC coach Scott Phelps knew the competition would be tough. And it was. The Stonecutters took third out of five teams here Saturday at their own duals tournament, going 2-2 to place behind champion Manson-Northwest Webster (4-0) and second-place Akron-Westfield (3-1)...
N-F boys post comeback win over Poky (01/08/08)
Newell-Fonda's boys basketball team improved to 7-5 on the year Saturday with a 63-61 non-conference win over Pocahontas Area. The Indians went on a 13-0 run late in the first half to go up 20-13. The Mustangs were able to pull within eight by halftime...
G-H girls slip past Odebolt-Arthur, 67-63 (01/08/08)
Galva-Holstein used 20 points from Lindsey Joslin, 12 from Brandi Wagoner and 10 from Breanna Mathes Saturday in a 67-63 non-conference girls basketball win over Odebolt-Arthur. The win came one night after the Pirates routed West Monona 52-27. Pirates coach Ken Slater said tough defense, as well as offensive execution, spurred his team to a good start Saturday...
NW Iowa Home Show hammers home ideas Jan. 11-13 (01/08/08)
The fifth annual Northwest Iowa Home Show returns to the Clay County Regional Events Center Jan. 11-13. Admission is free and exhibits will showcase the latest home ideas, products and services. "Winter is a great time for people in northwest Iowa and southern Minnesota to explore new projects and plan ahead for spring," says Bill Jackson, president of Spirit Lake headquartered Jackson Expo Group, producer of the show. ...
Barn Quilts for BV? (01/08/08)
The "Bar Quilt" phenomenon may soon be coming to Buena Vista County. In response to a number of questions on the possibility of a '"barn quilts" program, ISU Extension in Buena Vista County is sponsoring an informational meeting on Thursday, January 10th, 6 -7:30 p.m., in the AEA meeting room in Storm Lake...
Funeral Arrangements (01/08/08)
Kenneth J. Kas April 1, 1914- Jan. 2, 2008 Kenneth J. Kas, 93, Sioux Rapids, died on Thursday, Jan. 2, at the El Dorado House in Gilbert, Ariz. Services for Mr. Kas was held Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the First United Church in Sioux Rapids. Burial is in Lone Tree Cemetery at Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home of Sioux Rapids was in charge of arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (01/08/08)
Imagine if the job worked the same way as county government does. At the end of the year, not wanting to stand about with the tin cup in hand, you would ask a buddy to do you a solid - get together with your co-workers' pals, form a solid front, and march in to your boss to propose for a nice raise for you...
Glawe's Outlook (01/08/08)
Yikes! I now have two official drivers in the family to worry about! Marissa turned 16 on Jan. 3 and the top priority of the day, aside from eating birthday cake and opening presents, was to turn her school permit in for a REAL license. "I hope my picture looks good," she said worriedly as we were walking up the courthouse steps. (It does.)...
Readers Respond (01/08/08)
When going got tough, Hillary got going From RICHARD WITHERSPOON / Via Internet As Hillary's scandals at home multiplied, and questions about her role in Whitewater, the Rose Law Firm, the disappearance of billing records, the Webb Hubble hush money, the FBI scandal, and the commodities market trading all got louder, Hillary adopted the patented formula of all Presidents in trouble: She left the country! Hillary was about to become a world traveler. ...