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Stories from Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Birthday Bash party assists family of teen transplant recipient (08/26/08)
Young Austin Demers of Storm Lake is celebrating his 15th birthday in style this week. "Awesome Austin's Birthday Bash" is being staged on Thursday at St. Mary's School for Austin, who is making a comeback after a sudden liver failure forced an emergency transplant in June...
Two yoga classes, two instructors offered by CommUNITY Ed (08/26/08)
Two yoga classes are being offered through CommUNITY Education during September and October. Instructor Kathryn McKinley will be teaching for seven Tuesdays Sept. 2-Oct. 14, 5:45- 7 p.m. This class will be held in the Storm Lake Middle School Music Room. Fee is $35 and registration deadline is Aug. 31...
Digital storytelling is newest marketing tool (08/26/08)
Digital storytelling is a new marketing tool that is replacing the slide presentations and even power point presentations. Several Storm Lakers and others had the opportunity to participate in a three-day class with professionals from California. In the end, they were able to create their own three-minute digital piece, marketing their organizations from their personal perspectives...
Stone Soup cooks up a new location (08/26/08)
For the past two years, the outreach called Stone Soup has sponsored a free community meal in Storm Lake on the fourth Sunday of each month. With an average of about 100 people taking part in the events, Stone Soup now has a new site - the Family Life Center at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church...
County concerned about winter salt supply; City anticipates no problem (08/26/08)
Buena Vista County is hoping for a warmer winter this year. However, if the winter is anything like last year, they could face a dilemma - but they're not alone. According to reports cities and counties across the state are worried they won't have enough salt for the roads this winter...
BVU named one of America's Best Colleges (08/26/08)
Buena Vista University has been named a top school in the U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2009" publication. In the Midwestern Comprehensive Colleges - Bachelor's category, BVU is ranked 12th for academic quality. BVU received the same ranking in the 2008 edition...
Start Smart Football program (08/26/08)
A six-week session football instructional program that helps parents work one-on-one with their children while helping them to develop the motor skills necessary to play football will be held Sundays Sept. 14-Oct. 19 from 4-5 p.m. at the Storm Lake High School gym. Start Smart Football is sponsored by CommUNITY Education and is open to children 5-7 years old who can attend each session with a parent or another significant adult and want to prepare for future organized sports competition...
Gleaming cars, half marathon, telethon and 'Superfoot' kick SL Labor Day weekend into high gear (08/26/08)
The last blast of summer features plenty of activity for all ages in Storm Lake this Labor Day weekend. There will be the first-ever Jump Right in and Run, a big car show, crafts, food, a Buena Vista University version of the MDA telethon, and a martial arts demonstration with an all-time legend of combat sports...
Two area high schools host students from Japan (08/26/08)
They are thousands of miles from their home countries of Japan but Rina Sato, Natsuki Kato and Naoko Oura are settling into the homes they will live for this school year. They are in the United States as part of the EF Foundation for Foreign Study. All three girls are in their junior year of school...
Payne escapes prison time in conviction (08/26/08)
Despite an emotional appeal from the victim and her mother in court Monday, Kyle Dean Payne will serve no prison sentence for his conviction on three crimes related to an incident in which he partially stripped an unconscious fellow Buena Vista University student, photographed himself fondling her body, and later installed the images and video on his computer...
Engagements (08/26/08)
Ryan Devereaux and Melissa Schieffer Vern and Norma Schieffer of Crofton, Neb. wish to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Jean, to Ryan James Devereaux, son of Gary and Annette Devereaux of Fonda. Melissa is a 1998 graduate of Crofton Community High School and a 2003 graduate of Wayne State College. She is currently employed at Scheels in West Des Moines as a visual display manager...
More Iowa mothers are seeking help (08/26/08)
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Public Health says more Iowa mothers with young children are getting federal food aid. State health officials say more than 72,500 Iowans enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and children last month. That's up 3.4 percent from last year and it's the highest number ever...
Education officials predict more district consolidation (08/26/08)
MILLERSBURG - State and school leaders say there is a new wave of school district consolidation that could alter the landscape of education in Iowa. The consolidation is happening in school districts that are facing budget crunches because of shrinking enrollment, skyrocketing expenses and troubles cutting back. And the cash-strapped schools aren't getting the same type of help they used to from the state...
Storm Lake netters eye Lakes Conference crown (08/26/08)
After a fifth place finish left them in the middle of the pack in the Lakes Conference last fall, the Storm Lake Tornadoes look to be a more well-rounded team capable of challenging for one of the top spots this season. "This year's team passes much better than last year's," said head coach Kim Johnson. ...
Tornado swimmers set to make a splash in 2008 (08/26/08)
The Storm Lake swim team is a program that was nearly scrapped entirely just two seasons ago. Thanks to Alta's Roger Peterson, area girls still have the opportunity to compete in the pool. Peterson is excited about this season from his veteran leaders to the talented newcomers...
Amy Grant comes to Orpheum Theater (08/26/08)
Amy Grant is considered one of the most influential country, gospel, and pop music figures today, and has enjoyed a 30-year career which has consistently widened her fan base from multiple genres of musical styles. Grant is a six-time Grammy award-winner, has received 21 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, and is still the best-selling Contemporary Christian music singer. ...
Aldean is Relentless (08/26/08)
Lives and careers have tipping points, days when investments pay off and when a bunch of scattered puzzle pieces suddenly fit together. For Jason Aldean, the game changed on a night in 2006. "We were playing a show in Portland, Oregon. It was a little club, just an acoustic show," says the Macon, Georgia native. ...
Funeral Arrangements (08/26/08)
Dean Worthan July 3, 1920 - Aug. 22, 2008 Dean Worthan, age 88, of Storm Lake, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Services for Mr. Worthan were held on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 at United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Burial was at Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (08/26/08)
Random thoughts I got a sneak peek inside the new Social Science and Art Hall at Buena Vista University last week, and I was both impressed and surprised by how much the guts of the place has changed since I knew it as the very conventional former Science Center...
Readers Respond (08/26/08)
No friendship with China regime From FRANK PELTESON / Via Iternet I was mesmerized at the militaristic precision with which the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympic Games were conducted. It gave me pause to conjecture that such military precision could only be achieved in a totalitarian state like the Peoples Republic of China. ...
Glawe's Outlook (08/26/08)
It will be an interesting year I've got a lot of work to do within the next year. My son Jordan has started his senior year of high school and I need to prepare him for the "real" world; the world where mom isn't present 24/7. He has become a great guy - surprising his father and I. ...