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Stories from Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sioux Central FFA'ers compete in district; advance to state (03/18/08)
Members of the Sioux Central FFA chapter attended the Northwest Iowa District FFA Convention recently at the West Lyon High School in Inwood. Three group contests and three individual contests participated in CDE's (Career Development Events) with two group contests advancing to State Convention in April. ...
Students compete in Invent Iowa, National History Day (03/18/08)
Students from Albert City-Truesdale and Sioux Central participated in the 2008 Invent Iowa district competition on Saturday, March 1, in Emmetsburg. Invent Iowa has helped teachers present the inventive process as part of the Kindergarten through high school curriculum for over 20 years. ...
DECA students advance to international contest in Atlanta (03/18/08)
The Storm Lake High School and Aurelia High School DECA organizations has qualified students to compete in the international competition set for April 25-30 in Atlanta, Ga. These students qualified at the state contest held in Des Moines earlier this month...
Many big winners, SM Ball raised $72k (03/18/08)
Storm Lake St. Mary's Ball and Charity Auction raised an estimated $72,268 for St. Mary's preK-12 privately-funded school. Over 300 supporters attended the March 15 "Evening in Tuscany" event at Buena Vista University. Mel and Cindy Pudenz chaired the event with John and Edean Murray co-chairing...
Congressman King makes re-election bid official (03/18/08)
Congressman Steve King announced his intention to seek re-election to his seat in Congress on March 7. On Thursday, March 13, his nomination petitions were filed with the Iowa Secretary of State and he is now officially listed as a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa's 5th District...
Storm Lake School Board lands sub-4% interest for new school (03/18/08)
The Storm Lake School Board Thursday accepted bids and directed the sale of the $5.6 million school infrastructure sales and services tax (SILO) revenue bonds for the new elementary building which is now in construction. Rex Ramsey of Piper Jaffray, Des Moines, handling the selling of the bonds, was on hand and all were pleased with the bids that came in...
'Where There's Hope...' (03/18/08)
Students of high school art teacher Anita Coon are coming together to rally in support of her recovery from pancreatic cancer. Even teenagers who have not taken her classes, and students' families and friends, are joining in the outpouring of support...
Obama lands 6 BV delegates, Demo platform set in spirited convention (03/18/08)
The Obama and Clinton delegates huddled in dense packs at opposite ends of the long courthouse hallway, with the small knots of Edwards and Richardson supporters somewhere in the middle, left to decide which direction to go - or whether to hold out a while longer...
LIC votes to buy new 50-foot boat for dredging (03/18/08)
The familiar tugboat of Storm Lake's dredging era has apparently made its last voyage on Storm Lake. In a special meeting Monday, the local Lake Improvement Commission voted unanimously to attempt to buy a 50-foot Navy-design cargo boat to replace the tugboat. ...
Candidates emerge for State Rep., supervisors (03/18/08)
Local and regional political races are taking shape as new candidates have announced their intentions during county party conventions. Here's the lineup: The deadline has passed for state filings. Local candidates have until March 26 to file their nomination papers...
FEMA warns of spring flooding, encourages flood insurance (03/18/08)
Government officials are urging Iowans to take precautions against flooding as springtime weather brings rapid snowmelt and heavy rainfall. Last year, spring flooding caused severe damage in 19 counties throughout Iowa, according to a news release from the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
Great Ape Trust sees influx of trumperer swans (03/18/08)
A research center dedicated to apes is attracting other wildlife - trumpeter swans. Known for its bonobos and orangutans, the Great Ape Trust of Iowa this week had the third-largest gathering of trumpeter swans in the state. Last April, two trumpeter swans, Morgan and Olivia, were released as part of the state's reintroduction program. The nesting pair enjoy a 30-acre pond south of the bonobos' home at the Great Ape Trust...
Pietrzyk parks game-winner for Buena Vista baseball team (03/18/08)
Junior Brandon Pietrzyk blasted a three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to lift BVU over Peru State, 9-6, in game one of a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon. Buena Vista was leading 8-1 in game two before it was called in third inning because of rain/sleet...
Storm Lake girls forced to reload in 2008 (03/18/08)
Storm Lake's girls track team placed fifth in Class 3A last year, scoring the most points at a state meet in school history. To repeat the feat, the Green and White will have to overcome the loss of last year's stellar seven-member senior class. Getting a healthy Amber Woodford won't hurt, either...
SL music documentary film debuts (03/18/08)
February's Emeritus University class, "Notes: A Noteworthy Story of Music" that was canceled in February has been rescheduled for Monday, March 24 at the United Methodist Church, 3:30-5 pm. This session will feature a full-length documentary movie that chronicles the Storm Lake High School music department as the band, choir and orchestra learn, practice and rehearse for a year of concerts and contests, culminating with a national performance trip to Florida...
Christian rockers in concert at Alta (03/18/08)
Remedy Drive, a modern rock four-piece band of brothers from Lincoln, NE will perform on Sunday, March 30 at 7 PM at Summit Church in Alta. Advance tickets are $10 or $12 when doors open at 6:30 PM. The band "Open Road" from Mason City, will open the concert...
Funeral Arrangements (03/18/08)
Billie A. "Bill" Bryant Billie A. "Bill" Bryant, 81, Aurelia, formerly of Larrabee, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 13, in the St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. ...
Letter from the Editor (03/18/08)
Buena Vista University has a rich history full of great stories to tell, but my favorite is one that the college isn't likely to tell. The U's annals resound with fun tales, from the first - the veritable "theft" of the college from Fort Dodge by ambitious infant Storm Lake. History records the move as based on "patient and prayerful inquiry" - not to mention a tempting bribe of cash and free land...
Glawe's Outlook (03/18/08)
When I met my husband, our relationship was like wearing a pair of tight shoes. It was often uncomfortable, as we got to know each other. Now that we have been together for 20 years, those shoes have been broken in and are comfortable. We were watching a new television show the other night called "Meet the Newlyweds." Of course, it's a realty show involving several newlyweds and of course the focus is to see how well these newly married couples know their spouses. ...
Readers Respond (03/18/08)
Energy Security From CHERYL GOULDIN/ Storm Lake President Bush made many important statements during his final State of the Union address... One of the most important issues that he spoke about was our energy security. President Bush believes we should trust the creative genius of American researchers and entrepreneurs to pioneer a new generation of clean energy technology. ...