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Stories from Monday, August 18, 2008

Supervisors plan to turn to residents as they decide on sanitary sewer (08/18/08)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors began their second round of discussion of the wastewater treatment options for those who live south of the lake and those in Lake Creek who are affected by recent legislation. As they mull around the information given to them as they prepare to make a decision they say they feel it's important to include the communities involved in all discussion and let them take some ownership of the projects...
King calls for Americans to make pilgrimage to DC (08/18/08)
Western Iowa Congressman Steve King this week called upon Americans to engage in the battle for energy solutions with him and Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives. On Aug. 1, Congress adjourned for five weeks, without passing legislation to allow domestic exploration for oil to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and lower gas and all energy prices...
Workshop on military benefits, experiences (08/18/08)
The Department of Labor, Iowa Workforce Development and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve are having a joint workshop to detail the changes to USERRA and the new Family Military FMLA. Also - Recently returned military will be sharing their experiences of coming back to civilian life...
Siouxland Community Blood drive coming to Alta (08/18/08)
The Alta Community Center will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, Aug. 21 from 2 to 7 p.m. To be eligible to donate blood, individuals must be at least 16 year of age; however there is no upper age limit as long as the donor is in good health. Donors under the age of 17 require parental consent. In addition, donors need to weigh at least 110 pounds and have not donated whole blood in the past 56 days. A photo I.D. is required at the time of registration...
Toddler regains strength and spirit at Madonna following injuries at day care (08/18/08)
Chase Junck is an active toddler with "personality plus" who loved to run and play. His perfect world toppled on March 19, when the 15-month-old suffered severe injuries that were consistent with shaken baby syndrome at a day care in his hometown. Left with retinal hemorrhaging, a fractured skull and having suffered a massive stroke, Chase was lifeflighted to Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. ...
Area 4-H'ers 'Internalize' the message to reduce, reuse, recycle (08/18/08)
AMES, Iowa -- If you look through the plastic wrap and packing tape you'll see the crumpled paper, plastic bottles and other recyclable materials stuffed inside the life-size, clear plastic, person-sculpture in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair. This is art with a message, handwritten on the poster in her lap: It's time to "internalize" reducing, reusing and recycling into our very being...
Man kills wife and innocent bystander (08/18/08)
DES MOINES, (AP) - A man fatally shot his wife and a bystander who stumbled on the crime, then holed up in a bedroom with his three children before apparently passing out during a police raid, authorities said. Nath Inthaboun, 32, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder after a two-hour standoff with police Thursday morning. The children, ages 1, 3 and 5, were not seriously hurt and were staying with relatives...
Grave injustice (08/18/08)
I have been reading lately about the sparring between some scientists and Native American activists about what should be done with ancient human bones dug up in Iowa and the surrounding area. At one time, Native American burial sites and mounds were dug into with gusto, and you might have encountered the remains of some prehistoric person on a shelf in any run of the mill local museum or the basement of some amateur archaeologist...