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Stories from Wednesday, February 27, 2008

New identity for Storm Lake walk (02/27/08)
Walk America has taken its last step in Storm Lake, but never fear, the March of Dimes efffort will simply take on a new identity this year - The March for Babies. The fundraiser walk will be held in Storm Lake on May 10, starting from Chautauqua Park shelterhouse at 9 a.m. This year's walk will cover four miles...
BVU names new leader for academic affairs (02/27/08)
Buena Vista University (BVU) has selected Dr. David R. Evans as the new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. Evans, 44, has been Dean of the Petree College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma City University (OCU) since 2005. He will start at BVU in early July...
Math and Reading Celebration, a SLMS learning success story (02/27/08)
A family celebration was held Friday at the Storm Lake Middle School in which students shared their learned reading and math skills with parents; 846 people were in attendance. A free meal was also served and many door prizes were given throughout the event...
Costa Rica a real world learning lab for BVU team (02/27/08)
For 20 Buena Vista University students, a three-week midwinter trip to Costa Rica was an opportunity to earn academic credit while being fully immersed in the country's ecology, language and culture. "The learning experience was very intense," says Megan Kruckenberg, a sophomore biology major from Postville. ...
SL Mayor Kruse takes Ducks Unlimited campaign to Washington (02/27/08)
Storm Lake mayor and senior Ducks Unlimited volunteer Jon Kruse traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with members of Congress and policymakers to discuss conservation priorities. Kruse is an long-time outdoor enthusiast and volunteer with the Ducks Unlimited Conservation Program, and is part of a volunteer committee that helps to guide the conservation organization in its mission to make the skies full of waterfowl again...
SM students raise money for a prize trip to the 'Today' Show (02/27/08)
Storm Lake St. Mary's School students have raised funds for one of the highlighted items up for grabs at the St. Mary's Ball and Charity Auction. Students in grades preK-8 raised $400 towards two nights' stay at the exclusive Club Quarters on Rockefeller Plaza in New York City...
Iowa Legislature (02/27/08)
The drive from Lake View to Des Moines on Monday was better than advertised. White outs from blowing snow and icy winter driving conditions were mostly in the rear view mirror as I exited Glidden to the east. Highways 30, 169, and 141 were cleared. The remaining trip to the Capitol was pleasantly uneventful at near speed limit pace. I still believe those 55 mile per hour signs should be adjusted to reflect a little closer to the speed Iowans are actually traveling on our primary road system...
Bill breathes new life into old barns (02/27/08)
A bill introduced in the Legislature would help breathe life back into some of Iowa's old barns. The measure would change eligibility requirements for a property tax exemption for barn preservation. Currently, the law applies only to barns build before 1937. The bill introduced in the Senate would allow barns 50 years or older to qualify for the exemption...
Creativity blooms in documentary exhibit (02/27/08)
Storm Lake has been captured by Buena Vista University photographers who took part in the Midwest Documentary Project class led over interim by Twin Cities professional photographer Kendra Mack. Businesses and employees and even the random people and everyday sights of Storm Lake were captured at their finest, viewed as fine art by a fresh eye...
Funeral Arrangements (02/27/08)
Bruce W. Geisinger Sept. 29, 1923-Feb. 19, 2008 Bruce W. Geisinger, 84, Sioux Rapids, died on Tuesday, Feb.19, in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center at Cherokee. Funeral Services for Mr. Geisinger were held on Friday, Feb. 22, at 1:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids. Burial is in Lone Tree Cemetery at Sioux Rapids...
From Our Governor (02/27/08)
As a former teacher and coach, and the only Governor in the nation who has taught in a classroom in the last 25 years, I am deeply committed to our community college system. In fact, I have a portrait in my office of former Governor Harold Hughes who helped start our terrific community college system more than 40 years ago...
Mini Editorial (02/27/08)
The Storm Lake city government's plan for a North Lake Avenue "pedestrian trail" - that's a fancy term for sidewalk - is both practical and necessary from a safety standpoint. Thanks to matching funds and a wise two-phase approach, it is financially do-able. Local citizens will see the need and not kick to hard over the expenditure...
Letter from the Editor (02/27/08)
An article that we did as a local minister expressed his concern about the opening day prayer at the Iowa House of Representatives has raised a great deal of fuss, it seems, and more input to the paper's website than on any issue in a long, long time...