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Stories from Thursday, March 6, 2008

Consumer Supply could rebuild at former site (03/06/08)
Jim Bauer and the Bauer family are starting from scratch with their supply business. After its founding in the 1930's, Consumer Supply has been a staple for employees in the region. After the devastating fire in Storm Lake that left dozens without a place of employment and numbers of corporate partners without a home for their storage needs, Bauer said that the business has been in a holding pattern...
Kindergarten, junior kindergarten round-up set for this month (03/06/08)
Kindergarten round-up will be held Friday, March 14. To be eligible for kindergarten next fall your child must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 15, 2008.  More information about round-up will be sent after you have called to register your child.  Please call the elementary office at 200-1400 to register. ...
Colin Smith brings inspiring 'Unlocking the Bible' seminar to Summit Church (03/06/08)
Ever wish you had a better understanding of the Bible? Have you thought it was simply a collection of stories about God? Would you like to know how the Bible unfolds one seamless and astonishing story about Jesus Christ that was written by God Himself - so that you could know Him more personally?...
School board looks at reducing expenses (03/06/08)
Superintendent Fred Maharry will make recommendations to the board at Monday's monthly meeting on how the district can reduce $327,000 in expenses for the next fiscal year. The Alta district, like 80 percent of the districts in the state, are facing declining enrollments. As the enrollment goes down, so does state aid...
'Rest Assured' on Roxy stage (03/06/08)
The Alta High School drama students will present "Rest Assured" at the Roxy Theatre Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 under the direction of Dave Curbow. In "Rest Assured," Mr. Morlock is an ambitious man who has staked out a successful career. But ambition and success often comes at a price: he has neglected his family. In addition, his acquired arrogance interferes with his judgment concerning his daughter and the man she loves and wants to marry. A Hatfield-McCoy style feud erupts, consuming both the Morlock's and her fiance's families. In fact the intensity of the dispute leads to a visit by the devil himself. . ...
Students collect $7,368 for Children's Miracle Network (03/06/08)
Students at Alta Schools have done it again - they exceeded the goal set from the previous year to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network - this time by over $2,800. The grand total collected this year is $7,368.32. Half of those dollars collected will benefit the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center and the other half will go to Mercy Medical Center to be used in the pediatric department there...
Gathering will be King's Pointe Resort's largest event to date (03/06/08)
State Farm Insurance's top-producing agents and families from three states will come together in Storm Lake this summer, a gathering that promises to break attendance records for King's Pointe Resort. "State Farm is proud to bring the Tri-States Brand Builders event to Storm Lake," said Terry Barton, Vice President-Agency for State Farm in Iowa. "King's Pointe and Buena Vista University are beautiful and attractive locations."...
SL school calendar set for 08-09 (03/06/08)
The Storm Lake School Board this week looked at the 2008-09 school calendar which calls for an Aug. 20 start which will allow the high school to end its first semester prior to winter break. It may be noted that Aug. 20 is a Wednesday, a date chosen, said Supt. Paul Tedesco, to "ease the children into a new routine from their summer routine and to accommodate a concern from local employers for keeping student workers available longer in August."...
City finalizes budget proposal (03/06/08)
The City of Storm Lake Fiscal Year 2009 budget was approved 4-0 to allow expenditures of $23,147,246, marking a wind-down of Project Awaysis. With $9 million in Vision Iowa funds that were secured for Project Awaysis, the city is looking forward to the successful completion of the project at the end of the fiscal year in June 2009...
With ebbing reserves, Sioux Central board to consider a tax levy asking (03/06/08)
Sioux Central schools' nest egg is shrinking rapidly, and one possible solution may be a tax levy. School officials recently announced that the reserve spending authority - the unspent balance at the end of the fiscal year for the district - had dropped by nearly a quarter of a million dollars in the past year...
SLHS pioneers college prep effort (03/06/08)
Storm Lake High School is on the cutting edge once again, leading students to a collegiate path that might otherwise elude them. SLHS is the first in the state to offer AVID, a structured, college preparatory program. Assistant Principal Beau Ruleaux said that what is unique about this program is that it reaches the "middle" students that sometimes get left out. ...
Mental Health providers compete for BV County contract (03/06/08)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors are currently under negotiation with two area non-profit organizations that are vying to provide mental health services for County residents in Fiscal Year 2009. With a deadline of April 2008 to have a memorandum of understanding in place with either the Plains Area Mental Health Center of LeMars or the Northwest Iowa Mental Health Center (Seasons Center) of Spencer, the state Department of Community Services is weighing their decision carefully, according to Director Dawn Mentzer/CPC.. ...
Redenbaugh running for BV Supervisor (03/06/08)
With two Buena Vista County Supervisors retiring in Republicans Herb Crampton and Lorna Burnside, Mark Redenbaugh (R-Storm Lake) is entering the race in order to aid the county on the moderate Republican platform. Redenbaugh, whose family lineage in the city of Storm Lake is traced back to the turn of the 20th century, is vying for the seat in District IV race with the retirement of former Chairperson Crampton...
City seeks consultant for library, to consider need for expansion (03/06/08)
Storm Lake city officials have agreed to provide funding to hire a consultant to conduct a needs assessment for the municipal public library. The findings will be used by the library trustees to consider needs for a potential library expansion for the future...
College Night held at SLHS (03/06/08)
Representatives from approximately 67 colleges, schools, and branches of the military will be at the Storm Lake High School for the annual College Night Program on Thursday, March 13, from 6:30-8 p.m. The following will be represented: 4-year colleges, area community colleges, junior colleges, business schools, beauty schools, trade and technical schools, nursing schools, branches of the military, and financial aid...
Sioux Central Presents: Krazy Kamp (03/06/08)
Sioux Central Community School will be performing their Spring Play, "Krazy Kamp", written by Tim Kelly, on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. and March 9 at 2 p.m. The play will be held at the theatre in downtown Sioux Rapids. The cost will be $3 for students and $4 for adults...
UMC holds International Women's Day (03/06/08)
The Storm Lake United Methodist Women will be remembering International Women's Day by ringing our church bell at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. As a women's group in solidarity with women throughout t he world, we will be drawing attention to the wage gap which still exists between men and women workers...
Group behind anti-Culver ads remains a mystery (03/06/08)
Even though he's not up for re-election until 2010, Gov. Chet Culver has become the focus of political attack ads that Democratic Party officials claimed Tuesday may be illegal. The advertisements, paid for by a group called the Iowa Future Fund, prompted Democrats to file a complaint with the state ethics board while they scramble to figure out who is behind the message...
Wells' Dairy strikes deal with employees (03/06/08)
Wells' Dairy and an employee bargaining committee have reached a tentative deal to cut workers' pay and perks by $5 million this year. Company spokesman Dave Smetter says details will be presented to more than 1,500 workers at informational meetings this week. The workers will then decide whether to ratify the new deal...
GOP leader's attempt to force gay marriage debate fails (03/06/08)
Iowa House Minority Leader Chris Rants on Tuesday failed in his attempt to use an unusual political maneuver to bring a resolution on same-sex marriage to the House floor for debate. Rants, R-Sioux City, wanted to push a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage out of the Judiciary Committee, claiming that Democratic leaders have been holding back the legislation...
Seiler named BVU track coach (03/06/08)
Renetta Seiler was named Buena Vista University's head track and field coach Tuesday. Seiler will officially begin at BVU on Aug. 1. Seiler is a 2000 graduate of Kansas State University where she turned in a stellar collegiate career for the Wildcats. ...
2008 IOWA CONFERENCE BASEBALL PREVIEW (03/06/08)
Luther College, which earned a share of its 12th Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) baseball title last year, is atop the 2008 IIAC Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll. The Norse received eight first-place votes for a total of 72 points. Wartburg College, which tied Luther last year for a share of its 11th consecutive league title, received the remaining first-place votes and is second in the Poll with 65 points. ...
Buena Vista wrestlers set for NCAA Championships (03/06/08)
The Buena Vista wrestling team will look to match last year's total of three All-Americans as Jestin Hulegaard (133 pounds), Aaron Cook (149), and Julian Mancha (165) are set to compete at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships tomorrow and Saturday at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. 

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FRIDAY NIGHT SPOTLIGHT (03/06/08)
The Buena Vista men's basketball team, which earned one of 21 at-large berths, will be making its sixth trip into the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament in the last seven seasons when it opens play against the University of St. Thomas (23-4) tomorrow night in St. Paul, Minn...
Carson & Barnes big top coming to Storm Lake (03/06/08)
The Carson & Barnes Circus will return to Storm Lake this summer with two shows in a huge three-ring format filled with elephants, lions and tigers, clows and acrobats, and much more. Tickets are expected to go on sale in May or early June for the July 21 shows. Performances are planned for 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. The attraction proved very popular in the last visit by the major circus three years ago...
Coming Attractions (03/06/08)
Crooners in Easter show The Crooners, an adult choir made up of musicians from Early, Lytton, Nemaha, and Schaller, will perform their annual Easter concert on Palm Sunday, March 16, at 5:30 pm. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the Nemaha United Methodist Church with refreshments to follow in the church fellowship hall. The Nemaha UMC is handicapped accessible...
MetaBank appeals NASDAQ delistment (03/06/08)
Meta Financial Group, based in Storm Lake, will be attending a hearing by the NASDAQ market to delist the company's common stock. After the company failed to list their quarterly results on time they are now preparing for the procedural hearing that is held when companies fail to report earnings on time...
Health to the Max offers Gluten-free food products (03/06/08)
Health to the Max will be introducing the public on Saturday to gluten-free products that could bring some normalcy to life of those affected by Celiac Disease or an allergy to grains. A special speaker will be on hand to discuss Celiac Disease and will answer questions...
ReMax awards local Realtor (03/06/08)
ReMax Central, Inc. has awarded Judy Larson of ReMax Unlimited the Executive Club Award for her outstanding performance and achievements in the Real Estate profession. Judy is a leader and motivator in delivering powerful home choices to her clients, because she knows the neighbourhoods and leads her community with Real Estate expertise...
Funeral Arrangements (03/06/08)
Walter A. Bork Aug. 12, 1910- March 4, 2008 Walter A. Bork, 97, Storm Lake, died on Tuesday, March 4, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center at Storm Lake. Funeral services for Mr. Bork are scheduled for Friday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Bruce Lesemann officiating. ...
Letter from the Editor (03/06/08)
The more I read about the science of childbirth, the more I start to wonder where it's all going to end. Is anyone else beginning to get an uncomfortable feeling about this? Maybe it was reading about the mother who is freezing her eggs so that her young daughter will have them to use if she turns out to be infertile when she grows up...
One Man's Viewpoint (03/06/08)
I noticed the new box of Kellogg's Rice Krispies the other day (can you tell I work at a grocery store?) and I actually paused to look at what it had to say. Now Rice Krispies is not known for its astounding prizes you can pull out of the box, in fact most of the time it's mail in offers only. ...
Readers Respond (03/06/08)
Your savings go down the toilet From JO JOHNSON / Storm Lake I read with great interest the article "Sewage Bill Holds Impact for SL" in the March 1 Pilot Tribune. Once again, our government at work to cause great harm needlessly. The Pilot Tribune article states that "Senate File 261, which passed 42-7 on Feb. ...