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Stories from Tuesday, April 8, 2008

27 students turn Spring Break into journey of service (04/08/08)
Greg Opseth spent his spring break in Montego Bay, Jamaica with eight other Buena Vista University students, but they did not have the typical "fun in the sun" experience that many college students have on that traditional rite of spring. He was one of 27 BVU students who traveled to distant places - Mexico, San Francisco and Jamaica - for an alternative spring break program to work on service projects to help people are who are less fortunate...
North students jump rope for American Heart Association (04/08/08)
February was national heart month. Students at North Elementary participated in the American Heart Association Jump Rope For Heart. North Students raised $1,153 for the American Heart Association. The top fund raisers are Sierra Williams $150, Neftali Castillo $127 and Karlee Wiegert $103...
SLHS Music completes festival on a sweet note (04/08/08)
On Saturday, March 29, the Storm Lake High School Music Department participated in the Iowa High School Music Associations State Solo/Small Ensemble Festival with LeMars High School as the host site. Students were rated by an adjudicator in each of nine performance centers on their prepared literature. ...
City turns park over for Latino event (04/08/08)
Buena Vista University Intercultural Programs is bringing Fiesta Latina to the community this month, with an assist from the city government. "We want everyone to have a taste of the Latino culture," said Marlin Bravo, president of Raices, a Latino organization at BVU...
A Lifetime of Giving (04/08/08)
Rev. Duane and Donna Queen have made a difference in countless lives. Duane has been pastor at Lakeside Presbyterian Church for 29 years, serving his community in many roles. Wife Donna has been working with children for the past 20 years, and played an important role in bringing Storm Lake after-school education to life...
State house Almanac (04/08/08)
SILO, TIME 21, odor mitigation, model core curriculum, Chapter 20, and the budget are all catch phrases that represent major points of contention as the Legislature focuses on the final days of the 82nd General Assembly. There seems to be general agreement that something needs to be done on each and every one of these issues, yet there is no agreement on what the final outcome will look like. ...
King: amnesty plan a crime against the Constitution (04/08/08)
With election year rhetoric ramping up, western Iowa Congressman Steve King is lashing out at "liberals" for lobbying in favor of amendments to the Constitution. All of the American freedoms depend on enforcement of the Rule of Law, King said this week...
A lean, green running machine (04/08/08)
Spring has been a long time coming, but for the Storm Lake High School track girls, it's good to set foot outdoors. In their first open-air action of the season Friday night, the green and white set two meet records and one new school mark, placing second only to powerful rival Spirit Lake Park in the eight-team 2A field in Cherokee's Tomahawk Relays,...
Sprints, relays pace SL boys to second in strong Tomahawk field (04/08/08)
The Storm Lake High School boys won only twice, but placed in such an array of events that they claimed second place as a team amid a strong field at the Tomahawk Relays Saturday. Spirit Lake Park was first in the team standings with 134 points, consistent Storm Lake second with 107, and Bishop Heelan third with 92, followed by LeMars, Sioux City North, Spencer, MOC-Floyd Valley and Sioux City West...
Area Track Results (04/08/08)
Alta boys run 3rd in Tomahawk field The Alta boys had a strong early showing at the Tomahawk Relays in Cherokee Saturday. The Cyclones placed third among ten teams in the meet with 68 points in the team standings, while Cherokee was first with 82 and Central Lyon second with 77...
Pilot at the Movies (04/08/08)
Finally, a parody movie that gets it - unapologetically dumb, sophomoric, shallow, but with a story and a rapid-fire string of jokes that make you laugh in spite of yourself. The likes of the mind-numbingly awful "Meet the Spartans" had driven down expectations that we could ever find a spoof funny again...
'Reunion' Mystery is a fundraiser for SL library (04/08/08)
Celebrate National Library Week by joining in a murder mystery fundraiser event April 19th. It's the James D. Murder High 20 year reunion! You've come a long way in the last 20 years and so have your classmates. It's time to reunite with your old friends (and enemies) to see what everyone has become...
Funeral Arrangements (04/08/08)
Arthur "Lee" Mason May 24, 1924-April 4, 2008 Arthur "Lee" Mason, age 83, of Early, passed away on Friday, April 4, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 8th, at the United Methodist Church in Early with Rev. DeeAnn Klapp officiating. Burial will be at the Early Union Cemetery under the direction of the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home...
Glawe's Outlook (04/08/08)
We've been hearing the "F" word coming out of the mouths of our kids lately. My husband finally sat them down and told them no more of that; we cannot tolerate the use of that word any longer. The "F" word is disgusting and they know better than to use it around us...
Readers Respond (04/08/08)
Cowboy adventures From JEANNIE CLAIRE / Albert City John McCain is the second-most frightening man in America. How could this tired old man living in yesteryear be running for president of the United States? We simply cannot afford him as our leader. Just look at a few of his recent statements:...
Letter from the Editor (04/08/08)
The English as the Official Language campaign has spread from Iowa to the federal front, and it may finally be time for me to change my mind on it all. Used to think it was kind of a silly waste of ten years or so of much ado about nothing. Also a bit of an insult to the intelligence of a state where people of all backgrounds, races and religions have typically gotten along just fine without legislative hand-holding...