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Stories from Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Going up (09/23/08)
There is a new house going up in Storm Lake; students from Storm Lake High School are the builders. For the past nearly two decades, students from SLHS have had the opportunity to participate in the League of Schools which provide students with exposure through hands-on training in house building (and other areas) at no cost to them. Instructors are provided by Iowa Central Community College and high school credit as well as college credit is given those students completing the courses...
Education Briefs (09/23/08)
Rep. Huseman releases info on legislative pages By: Associated Press (DES MOINES) -Rep. Dan Huseman (R-Aurelia) today released information on the Iowa Legislative Page program. Each year the Iowa House of Representatives, Iowa Senate and Legislative Services Agency (LSA) employs Iowa high school juniors and seniors to serve as Pages for the legislative session...
BVU celebrates peace (09/23/08)
A small tree stands between Swope and Dixon-Eilers residence halls at Buena Vista University. It may be a small but it represents something big, peace. Students, staff and faculty came together Sunday night with a message. A message to stop hostility and prejudice which can often lead to fighting. A message to recognize each individual's differences as a blessing and not a curse. A message of speaking out against violence, not standing around doing nothing...
Task force aims to address high SL colorectal cancer rate (09/23/08)
Alarmed by the high number of cases of colorectal cancer in the Storm Lake area, a new local task force has formed to try to address the problem. The Storm Lake area has experienced higher than expected rates of colorectal cancer in studies dating from 1998 through 2005 - especially late-stage diagnosis and mortality - compared to statewide averages...
Republicans still have edge in BV, but Demos are gaining (09/23/08)
Republicans continue to maintain an edge over Democrats in registered voters in Buena Vista County, but the margin seems to be narrowing somewhat, perhaps as a first sign of the impact of a major Barack Obama campaign effort to get out the vote in Iowa this November...
Community responds to food bank crisis (09/23/08)
The community is responding to the sudden crisis at the Upper Des Moines Food Pantry, but the Storm Lake charitable agency simply can't keep up - and officials there worry that it's going to get worse before it gets better. "Heating costs are projected to go up another 30 percent this winter - on top of the big increases people have seen in their food and gas. We are seeing people turn to us for food who have never had to do that before," says Joan Spooner, local UDMO Director...
Weddings (09/23/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Betts Amanda Brummer and Jeremy Betts were married on April 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta. A reception followed at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Storm Lake, Iowa. Parents of the couple are Jeff and LaDonna Brummer of Storm Lake and Larry D. and JoAnn Betts of Clarksville...
Anniversaries (09/23/08)
There will be a 50th Wedding Anniversary open house honoring John and Phyllis Baumann of Aurelia on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Aurelia Golf Club.
Boaters take to the water despite fuel prices (09/23/08)
Elevated fuel prices have increased the cost of pleasure boaters' pleasure but have not forced them to forgo it. Gas- and diesel-guzzling houseboats and cabin cruisers, which travel about a mile per gallon at cruising speed, remain in use at levels similar to those prevailing before the recent run up in fuel prices, according to marina operators, river lockmasters and boaters themselves...
Humboldt man gets 50 years for murder (09/23/08)
HUMBOLDT - A Humboldt man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the slaying of a Dakota City man last spring. Twenty-year-old William Shekey was sentenced Monday in Humboldt County District Court. He was found guilty of second-degree murder on Aug. 5 for the slaying of Michael Ruberg...
Schaller's Jen Malcom among national leaders (09/23/08)
When she was playing for the Schaller-Crestland Wildcats, Jen Malcom dominated area athletes in four different sports. Now that she's focused on just one, Malcom is one of the most dominant volleyball players in the nation, and the numbers prove it...
Bulldogs fall to #6 Ar-We-Va 51-24 (09/23/08)
The Aurelia Bulldogs had plenty of offensive success against the #6 team in 8-man football, but every Aurelia score was answered in kind by Ar-We-Va and six interceptions hampered their progress as they fell 51-24 Friday night. Trailing 13-0 in the second quarter, Zach Nixon got the Bulldogs on the scoreboard as he recovered a fumble in the endzone to bring them within seven. ...
BVU wins 41-28 in Iowa Conference opener (09/23/08)
On the strength of 250 yards passing from quarterback Matt Pearey and 82 yards rushing from Alex Moss, the Buena Vista football team chalked up a key 41-28 victory over visiting Simpson College on Saturday afternoon in the conference opener for both teams...
Galva-Holstein splits with top competition in Carroll (09/23/08)
The Pirates volleyball team traveled to Carroll on Saturday to take part in their tournament action and split their games with some formidable competition. In pool play, G-H opened with a victory over Rockwell City Lytton 21-14, 21-16. They followed up with another sweep. This time, they dominated Ogden 21-3 and 21-12. In the final pool matchup, they met host Carroll and feel in three games 19-21, 21-17, and 15-17...
Alta netters dominant in tourney win at River Valley (09/23/08)
The Cyclones volleyball squad took the court on Saturday as they traveled to the Twin River Valley Volleyball Tournament and took home top honors. Alta topped Southeast Webster in two straight games, 25-18 and 25-13. In the championship game, the Cyclones swept the hosts in three games 25-18, 25-13, and 25-15...
Pilot goes to the movies (09/23/08)
'Death Race' a wild ride Granted, "Death Race" is as boneheaded a movie as they come. The acting is stiff as as cigar store Indian, the plot is as thin as Jason Statham's hairline, and it has virtually nothing to do with the movie it is supposed to be a remake of...
Funeral Arrangements (09/23/08)
Wilna F. Johnson Oct. 31, 1919 - Sept. 19, 2008 Wilna F. Johnson, age 88 of Alta, passed away on Sept. 19, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. Services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Alta with Pastor Terry Pollard officiating. ...
Letter from the Editor (09/23/08)
Golden Parachute and Iowa Central There are two schools of thought when it comes to Bob Paxton, the former president of Iowa Central Community College. One says Paxton, the 52-year-old appearing in a much-circulated photo taken on Lake Okoboji on the Fourth of July, has shown poor ethical judgement and reflected terribly on the educational institution. ...
Glawe's Outlook (09/23/08)
Chocolat please Well, the Halloween candy is on the shelves at the grocery store and like little demons, those bags of candy call my name and plead for me to throw them in my cart. I have resisted - so far. I am disappointed that my kids aren't the trick-or-treat age; I used to love to see them bring in the loot they had collected door-to-door and when they were sleeping, take out all those little chocolate bars I like. ...
Readers Respond (09/23/08)
The 'common' people From KATHRYN DEBRECHT / Via Internet Barack Obama held a fundraiser September 16th at the Beverly Hills Wilshire Hotel. The man fighting for the working class hosted a $28,500 per plate dinner for approximately 250 average Americans at the Greystone Mansion. Guests then handed over another $2,500 to hear Barbara Streisand croon. A record 700 everyday average Americans, i.e. Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, were expected to attend the concert...