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Stories from Monday, January 21, 2008

N-F students have chilling experience (01/21/08)
The boiler that provides heat for the entire school went out in the middle of the night. Superintendant Jeff Dicks said, "I was here Sunday night and it was warm, everything was functioning." School custodians arrived early Monday and found that the boiler was down and immediately began filling the back up boiler and contacting a repair person...
Prime Time for Eagle Viewing in Iowa (01/21/08)
While warmer weather will scatter eagles inland to look for food, the bitter temperatures will keep them searching for food in any open water, said Bruce Ehresman, a wildlife biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources wildlife. "Those areas provide an excellent food source and excellent perch sites nearby, so that's where there will be high populations of eagles," Ehresman said in a news release from the state agency...
Snow leads deputies straight to a burglary bust (01/21/08)
. The burglary was reported in the 400 block of Dundas Street in Schaller around 11:20. Officers simply followed the footprints left in the fresh snow at the scene, right to the door of 306 South Berlin Street. A search there turned up stolen cash, jewelry, a digital camera and electronics, officers said...
Two women charged after argument escalates (01/21/08)
Jan. 13, the Storm Lake Police Department took a report from an adult female who told police that she was physically assaulted early in the morning on Jan. 13. Police were told that the victim, while at La Juanita's on Lake Avenue at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning, got into an argument with two other females. The victim was knocked to the ground and food was thrown on her...
Nature Center planning is on (01/21/08)
Discussions have resumed on the possibility of building a Storm Lake Watershed Interpretive Center, several years after the project had first been approached as a part of the AWAYSIS development. The effort is back in the beginning evaluative stages, according to Jeff Kestel, a Storm Lake environmentalist who had served on the initial group to plan for the nature center. ...
Costa Rica experience will enrich U.S. classroom for student teacher from SL (01/21/08)
"I have now been able to see how the school systems work in two countries, realizing that they both have strengths and weaknesses," said the 23-year-old December graduate of the University of Iowa's College of Education. "I feel like I am able to walk away from this experience more confident in my teaching abilities and feel like I will be successful by combining the best of both worlds into my classroom."...
Thrifty King's Pointe resort returns energy savings to city (01/21/08)
The cost to employ the energy efficiency consulting firm (The Weidt Group) is paid by the utility companies. The project architects were also reimbursed for their work in the project. There was no cost to the city. All components of the facility were studied, from lighting to window tinting to heating systems. Various scenarios were considered for all areas to arrive at the most cost effective energy conservation methods and equipment...
Wheats observe 55 years (01/21/08)
Dale and Liz Wheat will be celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary on Jan. 24. If you would like to help celebrate you may send card them at 1129 Seneca, Storm Lake, 50588.
Ploeger's celebrate Golden Anniversary (01/21/08)
The children of Melvin and Doroth Ploeger would like to help their parents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary by giving them a card shower. Please send your cards and best wishes to 606 Fairlane St. Ida Grove, IA 51445. Melvin and Dorothy (Stille) Ploeger were married at the Evangelical and Reformed Church in rural Schaller on Jan. 26, 1958...
BIRTHDAYS (01/21/08)
Pauline Gordon Pauline Gordon, Storm Lake will be honored with a card shower to celebrate her 90th birthday on Jan. 25. Cards may reach her at 704 Angier Drive, Storm Lake. Her children are Clark and Nancy Gordon, Storm Lake; Dawn and Jeff Grove, South Haven, Mich...
Morris and Knorr exchange vows (01/21/08)
Beth is the daughter of Leona Knorr, West Des Moines, and the late John Knorr. Ron is the son of Sandra and Curly Morris, Alta. Beth is a dental hygienist and is employed in Storm Lake by Dr. Rick Martin and in Spencer by Van Hofwegen Family Dental. Ron is a self-employed contractor...
The Burger Wars (01/21/08)
A new study shows that people eating out at those fast food joints are porking down twice as many calories as they think they are. In some cases, one fast food lunch can exceed the guidelines for your whole day in calories, fat and sodium. Still, fast food is a way of life for many of us on the go. ...
Veterans monument proposed (01/21/08)
Recently, Bill Laven came to Hoferman, willing to help carryout his father's wishes. The two shared their ideas with the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors this week. It is hoped that interest and funding will show up to bring the dream to a realty...
Campaign aims to bring 100 new people to BV County in '08, reverse school losses (01/21/08)
"Our region of Iowa and the Midwest is an extraordinary place to live, work and play and one of the best kept secrets. We're asking everyone to kick it up a notch and invite those you know and meet to consider moving to this wonderful place, the Iowa Lakes Corridor region," Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation president Kathy Evert said...
Kettering one of 3 senators of new illegal immigration task force (01/21/08)
State Republicans are saying that federal officials have failed to take the lead. "Democrats have failed yet again to lead on an issue that will affect Iowans in their communities," said Kettering, of Lake View. "This session you will not see a comprehensive illegal immigration plan from the Democrat majority."...
Grassley continues to prod TV ministers - what about the mansions, private jets? (01/21/08)
At the same time, an aide to the committee's Democratic chairman indicated it would be in the ministries' best interest to cooperate with Grassley's investigation. Grassley started his probe of the ministries in early November but has met resistance from some of the six ministries he has questioned...
Supreme Court rules in gay adoption case (01/21/08)
Court records said Heather Schott was in a relationship for several years with Jamie Schott, the children's natural parent. After the women ended their relationship, Heather Schott asked a district court to determine child custody, physical care and support for the two children...
Defense spurs #1 Alta (01/21/08)
Alta got out early with a 15-11 lead after one quarter, and led 34-22 at half. They entered the fourth quarter at 55-31. "We really got after them defensively all night after a slow first quarter. In the middle-to-late second quarter I think we went on a 9-0 run and added a three-pointer at the buzzer to really get some momentum heading into halftime," said Alta coach Bart Smith. ...
WC outruns SL 104-50, Tornadoes seek revenge at Sheldon (01/21/08)
Consider the situation avenged, with an exclamation point. Western Christian outran Storm Lake 104-50 in the rematch at Hull Friday night, jumping out to a 27-10 first quarter lead and never letting up. "They were coming at us in waves," Tornado coach Bob Grant said. "Their speed in the game tonight was just incredible, and everything they touched was golden."...
N-F holds off charge by young Alta girls 
 (01/21/08)
Alta trailed the conference-leading Mustangs by as much as 16 during the game, but rallied late with a slew of three-pointers to slash the lead to four, but the Mustangs held their composure to win 70-64 to push their record to 13-1. Newell has risen to sixth in the Class 1A state rankings...
Scharn's double-double paces SC past St. Mary's (01/21/08)
. The Rebels slowly increased their lead each quarter en route to the victory. They outscored the Panthers 16-7 in the first period, and 19-6 in the second to bring the first half total to 35-13. They had a 14-2 advantage in the third and went comfortably into the final quarter 49-15. They cooled off in the fourth, as the Panthers outscored them 8-6 for the final of 55-23...
'Laying it on the line' - BVU's Holton drilling for success on and off the court (01/21/08)
If all else fails, Holton's probably at Siebens Fieldhouse in another one of his roles at Buena Vista - backup point guard for the first-place Beavers. He'll be there today when BVU (12-3, 6-0 IIAC) hosts Cornell three days removed from a 64-62 road thriller over league heavyweight and rival Loras...
SL girls battle WC; shots won't fall down stretch (01/21/08)
They hit a late shot in the first quarter to take a 9-8 lead heading into the second stanza, only to fall behind 18-13 at halftime. They did, however claw back to drain the defecit to one at the end of the third quarter, 23-24. The fourth quarter showed a lot of scoring, but the Tornadoes just couldn't hit enough shots...
Sioux Central boys to 9-3, St. Mary's shooting ice-cold (01/21/08)
St. Mary's only trailed by four after the first quarter, but slipped way behind during the second, 34-15. "We came out a played well in the first quarter, especially defensively," said Panthers coach Brad Wilkening. "In the second we fell apart, forcing too many outside shots and allowing them to break us down defensively. ...
Films to warm up your winter (01/21/08)
And traditionally, the stuff you get this time of the year isn't much better than that - winter is the time when the studios unload the films that weren't good enough to compete in the holiday rush, can't make it in next summer's blockbuster season, and weren't worth making the cutoff for potential Oscar consideration...
Ethanol goes hi-tech at Galva (01/21/08)
GALVA - Quad County Corn Processors of Galva, will partner with FCStone Carbon, LLC, to test and scale up the company's patented ultrasonic process technology for ethanol production. "We are pleased to be a test facility for FCStone Carbon as their process is applied within the real world ethanol production conditions at our plant," remarked Mike Jerke, general manager of Quad County Corn Processors...
Ruth Leora Johnson (01/21/08)
Ruth Leora Johnson, 96, Linn Grove, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Iowa City, where she had lived and had been cared for by her family for the past 28 months. Funeral services for Mrs. Johnson will be held at 10:30 a.m. ...
What comes after the ethanol? (01/21/08)
Iowa has put a whole lot of its eggs in the ethanol basket. I can't help but wonder, though, what could happen if ethanol isn't the end-all of the alternative energy wave. What if those government subsidies for ethanol refining dry up? What if something else becomes the vogue?...
Getting older... (01/21/08)
You Know You're Getting Old When... You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it. Your back goes out more than you do. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room. You buy a compass for the dash of your car...
Comfort zones (01/21/08)
I honestly did not think we were the only state to do such a thing, but I still have yet to get around to googling if we are or not. Regardless, everyone was curious and asked me for details. They were astounded with what they saw on television and asked if it was seriously like that. ...