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Stories from Tuesday, January 15, 2008

From behind the camera (01/15/08)
Storm Lake is the first of several college towns that will be documented with photos taken by students in the non-profit Midwest Documentary Project headed by Kendra Mack, photography and publishing business owner from Minneapolis. Mack was selected as an adjunct faculty member for the interim at Buena Vista University. ...
As winter wears on, Mr. Goodfellow keeps giving (01/15/08)
Alejandro Guzman and his mom Rebecca Perez recently moved to Storm Lake from Marshalltown. The move ate up a good chunk of their funds. Kids love playing in the snow and Alejandro had no snow pants or a coat that fit him, so his mom has kept him inside...
Buena Vista Supervisors make appointments (01/15/08)
The Buena Vista County Supervisors annual board appointments were made during a recent meeting: Crampton - delegate, Arends - alternate...
'Women in Denim' this week (01/15/08)
Once you have met Kathy Peterson, you will not forget her infectious smile or her vibrant personality. If you are one of the fortunate ones to take part in one of her motivational talks, you will walk away feeling better about yourself and giggling at some of the methods that this young, fun Alta speaker has used to get her message across...
The Dream is still alive in SL (01/15/08)
Sunday afternoon, they were still marching, if only to South School Auditorium, far removed from the volatile south and the civil rights revolution of the volatile 1960s. In what organizers hope will be the first of an annual tradition of local celebrations for Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, they were still marching for equality and peace...
$1m blaze consumes area business, minutes after workers depart (01/15/08)
A fire at Koster Grain, Inc. in Aurelia Friday is estimated at close to $1 million in losses. The fire destroyed the production building but thanks to the combined efforts of firefighters from Aurelia, Cherokee and Alta the blaze did not spread into adjoining buildings - including an office and large warehouse...
Barn Quilt project a 'go' for BV County (01/15/08)
A barn quilt project for Buena Vista County is not only underway for 2008, it could be stitched together with existing projects in Sac and Pocahontas County to create a regional tourism attraction. About 25 people attended a meeting sponsored by ISU Extension in Buena Vista County Thursday to discuss the possibility of a local project to add the colorful eight-to-12-foot painted quilt panels to historic barns in the area...
Weddings (01/15/08)
Kennedy and Lloyd exchange vows Susan Kennedy and Gene Lloyd were married on July 14 at 4 p.m. at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church, during a ceremony officiated by Rev. Jerry Oakland. A reception and dance followed at the Alta Community Center. ...
Foster Grandparent program brings new ways of learning (01/15/08)
When Newman Catholic kindergartners arrive at school in Mason City, they count on seeing Grandma Kay four mornings a week. Kay DiMarco, 95, started volunteering at Newman last fall. It's her eighth year working with kindergarten students. For seven years, she volunteered at Madison Elementary...
Lawmakers open session, but will bipartisanship last? (01/15/08)
Democrats who lead both chambers of the Legislature opened an election-year session Monday with calls for bipartisanship, but some lawmakers made clear that partisan disagreements were looming. "There's no question we have a lot on our plate," said House Speaker Pat Murphy, D-Dubuque. "There's no question we need to do it in a bipartisan manner whenever possible."...
Cyclones sixth out of 12 at league meet (01/15/08)
Alta placed sixth out of 12 teams at the Twin Lakes/Northwest Conference wrestling meet here Saturday, with Cyclones Scott Robbins (130 pounds), Schuyler Radke (145) and Matt Sefcik (215) leading the way individually by taking second place at their respective weight classes...
BVU women pound Central for second straight league 'W' (01/15/08)
This one got out of hand shortly after the opening tip. That was a good thing for the home team, but not so much for Dutch fans. The Buena Vista women's basketball team used red-hot 53 percent shooting (45-of-85) to cruise past Iowa Conference foe Central 109-72 Saturday at Siebens Fieldhouse. The win moved the Beavers to 8-6 overall and 2-3 in the IIAC after starting out 0-2 in the league...
RC-L tops Panther girls and boys Monday (01/15/08)
St. Mary's girls basketball team dropped an 80-11 decision to Rockwell City-Lytton Monday night in non-conference action at the Panther Pit. RC-L led 17-2, 50-8 and 64-11 after the first three frames respectively. The Panthers (0-15, 0-9 Northwest Conference) got a team-best five points from Jen Dimig...
Tornadoes take fourth at Kuemper Duals (01/15/08)
Storm Lake placed fourth out of six teams at the 12th annual Kuemper Catholic High School Duals Wrestling Invitational here Saturday. Ogden went 5-0 to win the tournament, followed by Guthrie Center (4-1), Kuemper (3-2), Storm Lake (2-3), Underwood (1-4) and Missouri Valley (0-5)...
Tornadoes show strong signs in home swim meet against Metro, Spencer (01/15/08)
Storm Lake's boys swim team held its senior night festivities Monday night at Finkbine Pool on the BVU campus as the team held its lone home meet of the year. The Tornadoes fell to Sioux City Metro, 68-26, and also lost to Spencer, 72-21. Spencer beat Metro 51-43 in the other dual, while Spencer topped Storm Lake 21-12 in the lone JV dual...
Friends don't let friends go golfing in the snow! (01/15/08)
The 23rd-annual Skywalk Open Golf Tournament is slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, in the skywalks of downtown Des Moines, and there are many ways to get involved. This wintertime celebration is a great way to get out of the house and spend time with family, friends and co-workers. Golfers can register online today by clicking on Sign Up at www.skywalkgolf.com...
Movie Review (01/15/08)
"Water Horse: Legend of the Deep" is a heart-warming new computer animation film that is a bit smarter than typical cartoon fare. While it entertains the children, it will leave even the parents wondering what will happen next. The movie takes place in Scotland during the World War II era. ...
Funeral Arrangements (01/15/08)
Harold "Andy Lynn" Statz Oct. 3, 1924- Jan. 10, 2008 Harold "Andy Lynn" Statz, 83, Storm Lake, died Thursday, Jan. 10, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services for Mr. Statz were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial followed at the Church Cemetery, with full military rites by Alta VFW Post #6172. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Glawe's Outlook (01/15/08)
Curt and I have become invisible to our kids - at least when we are out in public. Yep, they are at that age when it is just not cool to talk to mom and dad. They can walk directly past us without giving us as as much as a glance. I remember when our kids were babies and how I would hold them so close and talk to them - and then one day, they realized I was there and laughed at me. ...
Readers Respond (01/15/08)
Global warming infidel From JOSPEH PASULKA / Via Internet I need some help in understanding the concept of global warming. It seems to me that in order to prove any type of change in any area of inquiry, one must first establish a base measurement. To prove that earth's average temperature has warmed over this past century, one must prove the base average temperature one hundred years ago...
Letter from the Editor (01/15/08)
It has only been a few months, but I wonder if Storm Lake isn't already taking King's Pointe a bit for granted. Professional museum developer Gordon Linge, a Storm Laker now presiding over the French Quarter of New Orleans, predicts that it will be the best thing to happen to Storm Lake since the arrival of the railroad and the establishment of the college. Those are some pretty serious milestones to challege...