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Stories from Monday, April 14, 2008

Groups join forces to take health into the schools (04/14/08)
North School and South School hosted the first two events this week. The final event will be at West School on Tuesday, April 15th. This group has come together to provide parents and students the tools they need to develop healthy eating habits and understand the importance of exercise, according to Colleen Imming of Buena Vista Regional Medical Center...
More arrests in racial rumbles (04/14/08)
Fifteen other arrests were made earlier, after groups of Mexican and El Salvadiorian groups met in a conflict that allegedly included the flashing of a knife and chain. On Tuesday, April 8, police arrested Yvanna Guillen, 15 and Edwin Rios, 15 both of Storm Lake and charged them with Rioting (aggravated misdemeanor)...
Rep. King: Stimulus checks bring 'sugar shock' (04/14/08)
"What's more likely is that our economy will benefit from short-term growth, not long-term. It will be almost like having sugar shock from eating too many sweets at once" King voted in favor of the stimulus package, which includes checks for tax-filers...
Revealing the truth about unhealthy food (04/14/08)
"People are really surprised at the amount of sugar that is there - the visual puts it into perspective," said Rhonda Christensen of the Iowa State Extension office in Buena Vista County, who presented the display at the fair and speaks on nutrition for a variety of educational events...
Tornado students take NYC by STORM (04/14/08)
A group of Storm Lake students (along with students from surrounding schools) and several parents spent spring break seeing the sights and taking part in all the excitement The City That Never Sleeps has to offer. This fine arts trip, which is paid for by families and through fundraising events, is taken every four years. This is the third time Storm Lake High School has sent a group to New York. Speech teacher Cindy Cone has helped organize each of the trips...
Shamrock veterans to run new SL State Marina (04/14/08)
Bob and Pat Kelly of Shamrock, the well-known boat sales and service company out of Carnavon, were the only qualified applicants to file a complete proposal. "It was difficult to find an operator for the marina. "For one thing - they have to be able to pretty much run the show - operating the shops, boat sales, repair, storage, hoists. ...
Storm Lake's first couple of conservation left a high-flying legacy (04/14/08)
Virginia died November 11, 2007, at Buena Vista Manor, in Storm Lake, where she had lived since 2001. Many Iowa Ornithologists' Union members and other conservationists will remember her and her husband, Ed, who died in 1987, as tireless advocates for birds, the environment, and education...
'Camelot' comes to life in BV (04/14/08)
Auditions for "Camelot" will be Sunday, May 4 and Sunday, May 11 at the Roxy Theater in Alta at 7 p.m. Callbacks will be Tuesday, May 13 and read-through on May 15. Rehearsals begin Monday, May 19. Men and women, high school age and older, are encouraged to audition...
Sales tax bill could bring new cash to BV schools (04/14/08)
But all is not as rosy as it sounds, says local Rep. Gary Worthan of Storm Lake, who voted against the hotly-debated bill, which passed the House 59-41 Wednesday and remains to be approved by the Senate and Gov. Chet Culver to become law. House File 2663 proposes to replace the current local option sales tax with a 1 percent statewide school sales tax that would divide money equally to all schools on a per-pupil basis...
Spring Fashion Blooms (04/14/08)
Bright oranges, hot pinks, aqua blues are the colors of choice this spring. However, blacks, whites and browns also continue to be popular. Ladies' spring tops can be found in a wide array of patterns like polka dots, stripes and 1970's floral patterns, whatever suits your style. "Ruffles have been the new thing this year," said Jessica Hirschman, assistant manager at Maurice's...
BV County sets for new septic system state law (04/14/08)
This will require that septic systems be inspected and if substantially noncompliant be brought to code when the property transfers. The Bill becomes effective July 1, 2009. Although the rules are not written yet, there are some very basic rules that will be in the standards. First, the tank will need to be a watertight two compartment tank. Many of the older tanks were single compartment or a series of two or three bottomless tile. Neither of which will pass an inspection...
A week of special library events in SL (04/14/08)
National Library Week, April 13-19, will be celebrated at the Storm Lake Public Library with several new programs for the public to enjoy: The Friends of the Storm Lake Library will sponsor all of these free programs. For more information, contact the library at 732-8026...
April has been a month of birthdays at Good Samaritan Center (04/14/08)
April 3 Galdys Wilde and family hosted a birthday party in our activity room after our residents held their monthly council meeting. On Friday, April 4 several of our residents enjoyed the play at the Newell-Fonda High School followed by a stop at Sparky's for some soft ice cream...
BVU Choir to present Spring Choral Concert (04/14/08)
The choir just returned from their spring tour of performances in Iowa schools and churches in Minneapolis. The hour-long concert includes selections by Bach, Vijay Singh, Eric Whitaker, and Moses Hogan. Student soloists will highlight the program. A reception for family and friends will follow the concert...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (04/14/08)
Theft Passenger falls from moving vehicle, driver cited Accidents Police responde to threat Upon arrival of police they met with the victim in the parking lot who alleged his roommate in room #35 had threatened him and said he had gun. The victim told police he had not seen the weapon...
DCI agents learn casino cheating (04/14/08)
All that was missing at the so-called Royal Diaz Casino were cocktail waitresses. But this isn't a typical gaming floor. It's the state's newest tool in fighting casino crime. Built in the new Department of Public Safety building in Des Moines, the faux-casino is a life-like training floor...
Road woes may drive up taxes (04/14/08)
Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal said that after this year's election, lawmakers may consider increasing the gasoline tax to raise more money for transportation projects. "I think it is likely the next Legislature will continue to look at the transportation infrastructure needs in this state and will continue looking at ways to add resources to do that," said Gronstal, D-Council Bluffs. "I think that obviously includes a fuel tax."...
3 charged in Milford night club murder (04/14/08)
Three men remain in the Dickinson County Jail to face the charges from the early morning incident. This week officers arrested John Allen Swan, 30, of Crossett, Ark.; Scott Thomas Adair, 29, of Crossett, Ark.; and Michael James Friedrichs, 29, of Forest City. All are charged with first degree murder...
Advantage: Smiths (04/14/08)
Staci Maloy has coached twin sisters Kelly and Abby Smith for four years in both tennis and volleyball - and when it comes to her senior tennis co-captains, she just can't choose. So Kelly will play the number one singles slot for the first half of the season as Abby holds down number two - then they will switch positions for a second pass through the conference foes...
BVU coach confronts steroids in baseball issue (04/14/08)
So scars on the great American game - from the Mitchell Report on steroid abuse to scandals with stars like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens - strike close to home. The Mitchell Report, which condemns 85 professional baseball players for alleged steroid use, has turned condemning eyes towards the darling of American sports. ...
Prep golf gets into full swing (04/14/08)
Paul Diehl, out of the three spot, had a good round for the Tornadoes with a 37, just three strokes off medalist pace. Tyler Gibbons carded a 43, Luke Anderson a 45, John Blum and Robert Taylor 49s, and Matt Zylstra a 53. Spencer's Michael Clark was medalist with a 34...
On the border - Pilot on the Road (04/14/08)
DAY 9: DOUGLAS, ARIZONA - "Manuel Escandon Morales!" "Presente!" Tuesday I took part in a ceremony in downtown Douglas. Local activists and visiting students from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, near my home town of Sheldon, were also there on alternative spring break...
Edgefest rocks Storm Lake (04/14/08)
The rock festival will be May 10th in Storm Lake's Sunset Park and will include seven alternative rock bands, pre-concert events and food stands. Here's My Chance, the winner of KBVU's battle of the bands last fall, will return to Storm Lake as one of seven alternative banks appearing at Sunset Park. ...
Beloved musical comes to NW Iowa (04/14/08)
Boasting one of Broadway's most memorable scores, including "It's a Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," and the ever-optimistic "Tomorrow," ANNIE is an ever-popular theatrical experience for the entire family. Don't miss this all-new production that Variey calls "a winner!"...
An activist's favorite tool (04/14/08)
Each person stood in a different pose, with a cardboard sign representing a form of torture currently being used at Guantanamo Bay. Throughout the week, the BVU chapter of Amnesty International (AI) sponsored activities to raise awareness about legal injustices happening in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. ...
A vote for a break (04/14/08)
First off I feel that the process itself has been going on for as long as I have been on this earth and that is a long time. It seems to be dragging on so, that I have thrown my hands up and refuse to show my alliance to either candidate let alone party. I have heard nothing but mud slinging and lies and it concerns me enough to question whether our country will turn around and escape this recession that we are currently edging closer to...