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Stories from Thursday, February 7, 2008

Local student learns at Centers for Disease Control (02/07/08)
When you are a biology student, seeing firsthand some of the national research on life-threatening infectious diseases can make quite an impression. That was the experience of Laura Czyzewicz, a Buena Vista University senior biology major from Riverside, who interned during BVU's January interim at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia...
Youth travel to Africa for Lutheran ministry (02/07/08)
Next summer twenty one youth from western Iowa will be traveling to Tanzania, Africa. This trip is part of a companion synod program between the Western Iowa Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Southern Diocese Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania...
City kids get a taste of the farm (02/07/08)
Does your child want to learn about and work with livestock, but you don't live on a farm? Then the Buena Vista County Extension 4-H Special Swine Project is just what you are looking for. Families should sign up now, the registration deadline is fast approaching...
Onnen selected as field editor for Our Iowa magazine (02/07/08)
Ann Onnen, Schaller, has been selected as the "Hawk-Eye" Field Editor for Sac County for the new Our Iowa magazine, the magazine written by Iowans for Iowans. Her name will be listed as a member of our staff in the masthead of the next issue. Ann was chosen from hundreds of people across the state who volunteered to be "Hawk-Eyes."...
Siebrecht brothers compete in AAU National Wrestling Tourney; will advance to Grand Nationals in Denver (02/07/08)
On Feb. 1, Cooper and Cobe Siebrecht headed to Sioux Falls, SD to weigh in for an AAU National Wrestling Tournament. There were 660 wrestlers, from 14 states in grades K-8 that competed in the two-day national tournament on Feb. 2-3. ...
Mime duo earns speech All-State honors (02/07/08)
Lindsey Peterson and Kily Meyers earned the opportunity to perform their group mime piece, "Pie Baking Contest" at All-State Feb. 16 in Ames. They received word of this honor following their top rated performance at the state contest held Feb. 2. Five other groups earned top ratings at the state contests but will not advance...
Alta's Kayla Schmitz to perform in Wartburg College play to be held this weekend (02/07/08)
Women from Wartburg College's student body, faculty and staff will present "The Vagina Monologues" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, and Saturday, Feb. 9, in McCaskey Lyceum of Saemann Student Center. Alta's Kayla Schmitz, a junior, daughter of David and Julie Schmitz, is among the performers...
SE Asians mark a decade in church (02/07/08)
In 1977, Storm Lake represented a new start for people like Barry Thongvahn - Laotian, Tai Dam and Vietnamese refugees forced to flee their homelands under communist conflict. Thongvahn could not have foreseen what would become of the small southeast Asian group that first came to Storm Lake with little knowledge of the language, culture or religion of their new home...
Spencer man charged with terrorism in hostage standoff (02/07/08)
For the second time in less than a week, Spencer area officers were called out to a standoff involving weapons. The Clay County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a domestic assault at shortly before midnight Sunday from the Country Villa trailer park southeast of Spencer. The female 911 caller was the victim, identified as the wife of 34-year-old Cory Christoffer Wells...
'Reading Railroad' begins in SL (02/07/08)
The Reading Railroad has left the station in Storm Lake, and the destination is more involvement for community volunteers, and better reading skills for young children. Rick Peterson, of the local Kiwanis Club, was attending a convention when he happened to notice a young woman wearing an eye-catching railroad-style pin...
N-F speech and Newell Good Sam. team up for annual dinner theater show (02/07/08)
The Newell Good Samaritan Society and the Newell-Fonda Speech Team will present a dinner theater on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Nain Lutheran Church in Newell. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. with a three course Italian meal at 5 p.m. The Newell-Fonda speech team will be performing at 5:30 p.m...
Internet Genealogy offered (02/07/08)
No more waiting for the slow-mail responses to your genealogy inquiries! Get on-line and you'll find those elusive ancestors in record time. Instructor Janice Danielson is offering "internet Genealogy: How to Find the Facts Fast" on three Thursdays,...
Anniversaries (02/07/08)
Pomrenkes celebrate 50 years Rog and Kathy Pomrenke will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 8. They will celebrate with family and friends at a later date. The event will be hosted by their children, Sandi and Rick Ehrhardt, Carol and Gary Ihnen, Nancy and Paul Wright, Doug Pomrenke, Dan and Connie Pomrenke, Denise and Dave Seitsinger and Jason and Kristy Pomrenke...
Health care package would cover all Iowa children (02/07/08)
Legislators announced a health care package Tuesday that would extend coverage to all Iowa children. Supporters said they hoped to achieve that goal within about three years. Under the measure, the state would extend existing programs to an additional 25,000 youngsters who are eligible for health care but excluded because the state can't afford to pay for their coverage. An additional 19,000 children without coverage would get a state subsidy to enroll them in private health care plans...
Some lawmakers want to make it illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving (02/07/08)
A new state legislature proposal would expand a measure introduced last month banning cell phone use by drivers with a learner's permit or intermediate license. Rep. Swati Dandekar, D-Marion, said she would at least like to prohibit all use of hand-held cell phones behind the wheel...
Law would ban flags made in other countries (02/07/08)
A state lawmaker who served in Iraq wants to ban U.S. or Iowa flags that are made in other countries. Rep. Ray Zirkelbach, D-Monticello, said he would introduce a bill that would prohibit the sale of foreign-made flags in Iowa. "I personally don't want my coffin draped in a Chinese-made flag when I pass away," Zirkelbach said...
Tornadoes drop eighth straight (02/07/08)
Spirit Lake overcame a sloppy start with a solid second half and once again rode the coat tails of its defense in a 49-38 victory over Storm Lake in Lakes Conference boys basketball here Tuesday. It was Storm Lake's eighth straight loss since beating E-LC Jan. 11...
SLHS girls close Lakes Conference slate 5-11 (02/07/08)
Storm Lake's offense produced just 10 points over the middle two periods of a 64-40 girls basketball loss to Spirit Lake Tuesday night. It was the final conference game for the Tornadoes, as they fell to 7-13 on the season and closed Lakes Conference shop 5-11, an improvement by four league wins from last season...
BVU men back on track (02/07/08)
'VH' is now one win shy of 250, and the Beavers have rediscovered their winning ways. Buena Vista men's basketball coach Brian VanHaaften improved his career record to 249-79 as the Beavers went on the road and beat the Wartburg Knights 80-67 in Iowa Conference play Wednesday, four days after losing their first league game to Coe at home...
Postseason starts tonight (02/07/08)
Newell-Fonda is no longer ranked - and starting tonight, it's that part of the season where every coach will say ratings and records are thrown out the window anyway. The Mustang girls (17-3), who were ranked as high as seventh in Class 1A this season, host St. Mary's (0-20) in a 1A Region 2 opener in Newell tonight at 7...
Alta girls stop L-M, tie for fourth in conference play (02/07/08)
Laurens-Marathon used a 3-point bank shot to beat Alta the first time. Tuesday night in the rematch, the Chargers weren't so fortunate. Jordan Henningsen scored 30 points and the Cyclones (10-11 overall) beat L-M on the road 63-51, finishing in a tie for fourth place in the Northwest Conference with Schaller-Crestland at 8-6...
'That'll Be the Day' (02/07/08)
Spencer Community Theatre raised the curtain on "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story," last Friday. The musical runs through Saturday, Feb. 16. Actors from the area are staging the story of Buddy Holly, the man who changed the face of popular music about 50 years ago before his tragic death in a plane crash at age 22...
Black History Month event in Cherokee (02/07/08)
The Sanford Museum in Cherokee will be offering Black History Month Celebration events. On February 16, the main celebration will be held at Washington High School auditorium, starting at 7 p.m. Local middle school children will be singing African American spirituals. The winners of a Cherokee County Black History essay contest will be reading their work...
Pilot at the Movies (02/07/08)
Someday, we're probably going to look back at "There Will Be Blood," Paul Thomas Anderson's epic about greed, lies, manipulation and insanity, and call it his masterpiece. Which is incredible because, except for the inescapable intensity, it's nothing like his previous films; if Anderson's name weren't on it, you'd never know it was his...
Highest Acceditation for Genesis (02/07/08)
CARF, the international accrediting body for rehabilitation facilities, has announced that Genesis Development has received a Three-Year Accreditation award for its Work Services, Employment Services, Group Living, Supported Community Living and Adult Day Activity programs. The first year that Genesis was surveyed by CARF was in 1983. Since that time, Genesis has received nine consecutive Three-Year Accreditation outcomes...
Coffee Plus opens in new SL location (02/07/08)
The popular Coffee Plus is now in its new location on Flindt Drive, serving Greek and American favorites, ice cream, baked goods, specialty drinks and all the coffee favorites. The site includes a bakery case, a video corner, sofa, table games set, ceiling fans and comfortable coffee-theme decor. Hours are 6:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. weekdays, 8:15 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays...
Funeral Arrangements (02/07/08)
Leona Wallace Dec. 8, 1919- Feb. 2, 2008 Leona Wallace, 88, Early, died Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Odebolt Nursing & Rehab Center in Odebolt. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller, with Reverend David Lyons officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery in Early. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (02/07/08)
The new statehouse Republican plan on illegal immigration is being called "tough love" by some - and they're half right. It's tough something alright, but "love" may not be the proper noun. The plan, it seems, would deny medical care, food and education to the children of undocumented immigrants...
Tales From The Crib (02/07/08)
Dear Aubrey, Baby, we have a problem. By now you may have noticed that you are no longer an infant, though you still bless me with the sweet smell of diaper changes and rub applesauce and yogurt on your belly like lotion. You are a toddler now in full bloom, but you seemed to have forgotten how to sleep. You remember how to do it, right? You close your eyes and it just happens!...
Readers Respond (02/07/08)
Too Little, Too Late From JIM BRAUHN / Linn Grove For years, I've said the Little Sioux River corridor needed protection of some kind! The Nature Conservancy has finally recognized this, too, and listed it as some of the "most endangered" Iowa land!...