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Stories from Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Aurelia to share school leader with HMS (08/12/08)
A verbal agreement has been made between the Aurelia School Board and the Hartley Melvin Sanborn School Board to share Superintendent Lynn Evans for the upcoming school year. Evans is a 1982 graduate of Aurelia High School. Aurelia's Superintendent, Tom Vint, resigned to take another position at the end of the school year and the board had the heavy task of deciding what would be best for the district - to hire a full-time administrator or to save the district money by hiring a part-time administrator.. ...
Buena Vista University introduces Bachelor of Applied Studies Degree (08/12/08)
Buena Vista University (BVU) has introduced a new degree program, Bachelor of Applied Studies, starting this fall. This program is designed to meet the needs of graduates of community colleges and other accredited institutions who have completed approved associate degrees in science (AS), applied science (AAS) and applied arts (AAA) and want to earn a baccalaureate degree. ...
Local families to host foreign students for school yea (08/12/08)
This week five local families will welcome six new members into their homes. EF Foundation for Foreign Study will have six students in our area schools. The students are Naoko Oura from Nagoya, Japan; Rina Sato from Setagoya, Japan; Natsuki Kato from Nagoya, Japan; Isabhell Dalin from Goeteborg, Sweden; Daniela Vasoncellos from Curitiba, Brazil and Carl Hieronvmi from Oberusel, Germany. ...
Make your dorm a home away from home (08/12/08)
As kids begin packing off to their first year of college, the excitement of a new school, a new city and new friends is inevitably accompanied by just a small bit of trepidation. That's because for most of them, this will be their first time living away from home...
SL orientation, open houses set for next week (08/12/08)
There will be orientation for Storm Lake freshmen and new high school students Monday, Aug. 18 at the high school from 6:45- 9 p.m. Open house at the elementary schools are set for Tuesday, Aug. 19 from 5-6:30 p.m. and at the middle school from 5:30-7 p.m...
AES Wind Generation going to new heights with addition of new crane (08/12/08)
AES Wind Generation celebrated a new addition at its Storm Lake site Thursday. President of the company Marty Crotty of Arlington, Va. was on hand for the occasion as was general manager Don Root. A crane has been added to the site which consists of 106 wind turbines. Crane work is always necessary and in the past a crane company was hired to complete the work; that is quite costly. With a crane on site, and trained workers within the company, this will be a great cost savings to AES...
Harkin in SL: 'Don't leave the teachers behind' (08/12/08)
During a stop through Storm Lake, Thursday, Senator Tom Harkin was a special guest speaker for the Iowa State Education Association's 2008 summer conference held at Buena Vista University. ISEA serves K-12 schools, community colleges, area education agencies as well as education support workers. Currently ISEA has about 34,000 members in the State of Iowa...
Are homes poisoning children? (08/12/08)
Right now, Storm Lake homes may be poisoning some of the children who live in them. When a parent hears this news, they are stunned. Three decades after the United States forced the removal of lead from paint, the toxins are still harming an estimated 310,000 American kids. In rural Iowa, the current number of lead poisoning cases is running at four times the national average, local health officials say...
SLPD gets new K9 officer (08/12/08)
Raise your right paw and bark after me. Storm Lake Mayor Jon Kruse will soon be swearing in a new Police Department member - Officer Findy. This "dual purpose" law enforcer happens to be a German Shepherd. Findy comes from Belgium and takes her commands in Dutch. She has previous job experience in Michigan and police hope to have the K9 unit ready to work by the end of August or early September...
Corn blocks view in fatal accident (08/12/08)
Twenty-year-old Mason Leonard, Holstein, died Friday as a result of a two-vehicle accident. He was transported to Horn Memorial hospital by the Holstein Ambulance where he was pronounced dead. The driver of a second vehicle, Jeremy Ferguson, 22, Danbury, and a passenger, James Fleenor, 29, were transported to Horn Memorial Hospital where they were treated for injuries...
Engagements (08/12/08)
Jen Reis and Travis Sampers Jen Reis, Ankeny, and Travis Sampers, Des Moines, are pleased to announce their engagement. Jen is the daughter of Mark and Julie Reis, formerly of Storm Lake. She earned a bachelor of arts degree at University of Northern Iowa and is employed at Waukee Community Schools...
Weddings (08/12/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Darin Radke Darin Radke and Beth Johnson were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 9 in Minneapolis, Minn. All family and friends are invited to attend a celebration in their honor on Friday, Aug. 15, at West Links Golf Course in Alta from 6 to 10 p.m...
At Iowa, few file formal sexual assault claims (08/12/08)
The number of sexual assaults and harassment cases reported at the University of Iowa have increased by some measures in the last five years, but the overwhelming majority of cases are handled in an informal way. According to annual reports, in 2007 just one undergraduate student out of 20,000 filed a formal complaint with Iowa's Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the school office designated to handle such complaints. ...
Man walks away from Spirit Lake plane crash (08/12/08)
A Council Bluffs man has walked away from a plane crash at the Spirit Lake Airport. Authorities say Bill McGinn was flying a 1960 Beechcraft Bonanza from the Omaha, Neb. area to Spirit Lake when the small plane crashed Sunday evening. Officials with the Arnolds Park and Okoboji Fire and Rescue says that McGinn's plane had electrical problems and he lost communication about 10 minutes from the Spirit Lake airport...
St. Mary's 8th grade softball takes home first place at Marcus tournament (08/12/08)
The St Mary's 8th Grade Softball team swept the August 9th Marcus tournament for a first place finish. The Panthers beat BCIG 13-5, Remsen Union, 6-0, and Marcus Meriden Cleghorn 7-6 on their way to taking home top honors. In the first game, BCIG's pitchers gave up 16 walks accounting for the majority of the Panther runs while five Panther hitters had one hit each as they easily cruised to victory...
Tornadoes eye postseason in one of Iowa's toughest districts (08/12/08)
The Tornados kicked off their fall practice Monday morning with one goal in mind, playoffs. The recent restructuring of the playoff system will allow four teams to advance from each district this fall rather than two. If Storm Lake is one of four teams that advance out of District 1, then they will have certainly earned their berth...
Quilting champ Besch kicks off new series on young local artists (08/12/08)
The Storm Lake Area Arts Council and the Pilot-Tribune are showcasing talented and gifted young artists from the Storm Lake area during the remainder of 2008. "We will feature students who participate in all forms of fine art, including music, dance, artists and other genres," says Sherise Gibson of the Arts Council...
'Taste of SL' benefits Witter Gallery (08/12/08)
The Witter Art Gallery in Storm Lake will be hosting a Taste of Storm Lake event this month to raise money for the gallery's community programs, which include entertainment performances (such as the concert above) and children's arts activities (see right) as well as monthly art exhibits...
Funeral Arrangements (08/12/08)
Velma M. Bodaken Aug. 5, 1912 - Aug. 4, 2008 Velma M. Bodaken, longtime resident of Storm Lake, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Methodist Manor Care Center in Storm Lake, one day before her 96th birthday. Funeral Services for Mrs. Bodaken will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Interment will be in Storm Lake Cemetery. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (08/12/08)
Freedom, my young friends, is just about at an end. Will the last one out of summer please turn off the lights? It's time to stock up on the Cliffs Notes, invest in some No Doze, tuck in those tax-free-weekend shirts and toddle on back to class. Here are a few thoughts I've collected for you:...
Glawe's Outlook (08/12/08)
'Old' friends still good friends Do you still remember the first job you had out of college? Do you remember your co-workers? I was hired at the Spencer Daily Reporter a few months out of college. The writing staff consisted of veteran editor, amazing Andy Anderson, and three others right out of college or within a couple years...
Readers Respond (08/12/08)
Good sense on energy, now! From LARRY M. ADEN / Nemaha Our 9%-approval, do-nothing, Democrat-controlled Congress has just gone on vacation without addressing our energy problems in any way. The Dem leaders abandoned their duty to the American People, knowing that, if they had allowed any energy vote to come to the floor, they would have lost...