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Stories from Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Young students honored for work (03/12/08)
Miranda Sun has earned top honors in the third grade level creative writing contest at the district and state levels, sponsored by the Iowa Reading Association. A student in Jan McKenna's room at West School, she has been invited to meet with author Cheryl Harness at the State Reading Conference on April 4 in Des Moines. Miranda will read her story at a small gathering which will include Ms. Harness...
St. Mary's Middle Schoolers advance to State level in Destination ImagiNation competition (03/12/08)
Two teams of St. Mary's Middle School students competed in Destination ImagiNation's Western Regional Competition at Carroll on Saturday, March 1, and both will be advancing to State competition in Ames on April 5. Team One, The Creative Constructors team, created a skit that included a "switch" item. ...
ACE career fair teamed up students, employers (03/12/08)
The Advanced Career Exploration students from Storm Lake High School invited area employers to participate in a Career Fair for Storm Lake High School students and parents recently. The employers provided information for students as they consider their career options following graduation. ...
Sioux Central second grader earns top award for creative writing (03/12/08)
Haylee Gunnerson, daughter of Norm and Liza Gunnerson of Peterson, received word from the Iowa Reading Association that she has won second place in the Iowa Reading Association's Creative Writing Contest. She also has been named the first place winner from the Quint County Reading Association...
Rough winter takes a toll on BV road crew, budget (03/12/08)
The Buena Vista County Engineer's Office is beginning to recover from a long winters' struggle with mother nature after an increase in wind and ice has caused the department to log over 55-60 hours per week on county roads for the last four months...
Supervisors budget to 'spend down' balance (03/12/08)
The Board of Supervisors for Buena Vista County has proposed its budget for fiscal year 2009 with revenues and other financing sources to increase by 3.5% according to the board's estimate, estimate, with an operating deficit of $1,125,844. The County Board of Supervisors is conducting a public hearing on the proposed budget estimate today, March 11 at 11 a.m. ...
Harkin focuses on the needy (03/12/08)
Tom Harkin, the ranking United States Senator of Iowa, and his wife Ruth visited a crowd of 75 interested supporters at the King's Pointe Lodge in Storm Lake on Sunday afternoon in order to announce that he will be seeking a 5th term. The senator also toured the AWAYSIS project area - a development in which he is partially credited with helping to gain initial support...
Fairfield 4-Hers bring color to BV area barns (03/12/08)
The Fairfield Pioneers of Albert City have learned to quilt - using wood and paint and very large patterns. The group has completed two barn quilts and are working on two more as people across the county wish to dress up their barns with color and style. The youngers' enthusiasm is giving an energetic boost to the new plans to create a barn quilt tradition in the county starting this year...
Engagements (03/12/08)
Kurt Vangilder and Jackie Jurgens Jackie Jurgens and Kurt Vangilder would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Kurt is the son of Keith and Linda Vangilder, Storm Lake. Kurt is employed by Cargill Inc. Jackie is the daughter of Jerry and Jean Jurgens, Ankeny. Jackie is employed by Drake University in the College of Business...
Iowa Legislature (03/12/08)
Cats have nine lives, and so do bills Each year around funnel week, folks from Iowa's rural telephone companies show up at the Capitol. It is always great to see them. They are leaders in their industry. Usually there is an issue; maybe two to discuss. This year there is concern, justified I learned, that the State wants to expand the Iowa Communications Network to take away customers currently receiving service from local telephone companies...
Chambers quits Congress race (03/12/08)
Retired businessman Bob Chambers, Essex, announced that he is ending his quest for the Democratic nomination for Iowa's Fifth District U.S. House seat. Chambers announced his candidacy in early September of 2007 and cited personal health reasons for his withdrawl from the race. ...
Hulegaard becomes Beavers' first four-time All-American (03/12/08)
Jestin Hulegaard (133 pounds) and Aaron Cook (149) wrapped up competition at this year's NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships Saturday by each capturing All-American honors. 

 Hulegaard fell 14-2 in his first consolation match on Saturday before losing by medical forfeit to finish in eighth place. He became the school's first-ever four-time All-American wrestler. Even more impressive was the fact that he achieved the feat at the same weight class each season...
Buena Vista softball team starts season 1-5 at St. Thomas Invite (03/12/08)
The Buena Vista softball team recorded one win in six games over the weekend during the St. Thomas Invitational which took place inside of the Rosemount Dome here.

 BVU opened with the host Tommies on Friday afternoon and was handed a pair of setbacks: 9-0 in six innings and 9-1 in five innings, respectively...
Drake takes the Valley (03/12/08)
Drake completed its improbable clean sweep in the Missouri Valley Conference. So did former walk-on and bench warmer Adam Emmenecker. Emmenecker added the conference tournament MVP to his regular-season MVP on Sunday, finishing up a dazzling weekend with 16 points and six assists in the No. 20 Bulldogs' 79-49 rout of Illinois State in the title game...
BVU advances to third-ever Sweet 16 (03/12/08)
Despite trailing the entire first half, the Buena Vista men's basketball team used a strong second half to hold off ninth-ranked UW-Stevens Point here Saturday night in the second round of the NCAA D-III national tournament, 54-53. The win sent the Beavers (23-6) to their third Sweet Sixteen in school history, and first since 2003. ...
'Impact' slams into local venue (03/12/08)
The superstars of Spike TV's hit show "TNA iMPACT!" will take over the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer Friday, April 4 starting at 7:30 p.m. Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling will bring their Midwest tour to Spencer with a professional wrestling line-up including: Booker T, "The Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe, "The Phenomenal" A.J. ...
Fundraiser (03/12/08)
American Legion Post 11 & Siouxland Chapter Of The American Legion Riders invite the public to breakfast Sunday, March 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Senior Center, 1628 Lakeshore Drive, Storm Lake. The veterans groups are serving Dad's Belgian Waffles, sausage, drink, numerous flavors of syrup and whipped cream - all you can eat. ...
BVU Event (03/12/08)
'Through the Eyes of a Drinker' A group of Alcoholics Anonymous members will share personal experience and stories which include alternatives they have found to bars and drinking, in an ACES public event at Buena Vista University this week. BVU will have a staff person from Student Services available to talk about alternatives to the bar scene on our campus and in the community. ...
Funeral Arrangements (03/12/08)
Carl Arnold "Arnie" Berglund Jan. 20, 1922- March 7, 2008 Carl Arnold "Arnie" Berglund, 86, of rural Marcus, passed away Friday, March 7, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 11, at 10:30 a.m. ...
Letter from the Editor (03/12/08)
Every year about this time, with spring in the air and birds and bees about to be flittering about the golden dome, the Iowa Legislature's thoughts naturally turn to... Well, sex. Once a year, like clockwork, the usually buttoned-down lawmakers venture forth into the bedrooms of Iowa to attempt one piece of legislation dictating something to do with who does what to whom, and how...
Glawe's Outlook (03/12/08)
I have "threatened" my kids that when I am old I will live with them instead of spending my last years in a nursing home. And they, in turn, have teasingly argued over the idea about passing me around to give everyone the "opportunity" to be with me as I age...
Readers Respond (03/12/08)
Bunnies for bunny From BRYAN REICKS / Via Internet In the little town of Auburn, Iowa, the community's library is adding a new section dedicated to one of its main benefactors, Bunny (Gladys) Clapper. A few decades ago, as a Girl Scour leader, Bunny and her troop were responsible for starting the community's library. ...