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Stories from Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Toddler dies after accidentally being struck by backing car (09/30/08)
A 2-year old boy has died after possibly chasing a balloon into the path of a backing vehicle Sunday afternoon. At 1:50 p.m. the Storm Lake Police Department was called to 217 Russell Street in reference to a report that a vehicle had struck a child...
Making a difference in the life of a child (09/30/08)
Over the past several school years, many elementary students in Storm Lake have had the opportunity to make new friends with caring adults in the community through the Connections mentoring program. The mentoring program, partnered with the Storm Lake School District, CommUNITY Education and the Prevention Department of Northwest Iowa Alcohol and Drug Treatment Unit, has been very successful infact last year received a Governor's Volunteer Award...
Galva Station Pumps More than 1,335 Gallons for Ethanol Promotion (09/30/08)
Approximately 200 people attended a grand opening event to dedicate Iowa's first blender pump in Galva this month, according to Michelle Kautz for the Domestic Fuel Alternative Fuel News. At the event, co-sponsored by Galva Holstein Ag and Ida County Farm Bureau, drivers who fueled up with ethanol blends saved $.30 per gallon. Over 1,335 gallons of ethanol was sold during the three-hour promotion...
Tyson trucks millions of meals for hurricane disaster relief (09/30/08)
Tyson Foods, Inc., Storm Lake's largest employer, is helping to supply more than 3.2 million meals for Texas and Gulf Coast residents affected by recent hurricanes. Twenty-six truckloads of Tyson chicken and pork were headed south to restock food banks in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi starting late last week...
BVU inks degree alliance with WIT (09/30/08)
Buena Vista University in Storm Lake is adding a new Bachelor of Applied Studies degree, and will work closely with Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City to offer the degree to students. An agreement was signed late this month between the two colleges that will help Western Iowa Tech students with associate degrees get bachelor degrees at Buena Vista...
The Price of Education (09/30/08)
Each year, Iowa Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald likes to ask young children at the Iowa State Fair to guess how much their college educations might cost. "Guesses range from 'free' to $1 billion, but most children expect a fee of $1,000," he says. Their parents know better, but still, may not grasp the true cost of an education...
Area school leaders reflect on 4-day school week option (09/30/08)
Some Iowa school officials are discussing a move to shorten the school week to four days in order to reduce costs - a strategy that is already being employed by some districts in 17 states. Not everyone is sold on the idea of moving to longer days, four days a week...
Musicians bring Woodstock-era folk icons to life (09/30/08)
Folk rockers Crosby, Stills and Nash, all stars from other hit 1960s bands, came together at a chance sing-along during a party in 1969, discovering a unique harmony. The result was a tumultuous on-again-off-again rock 'n' roll odyssey that defined the sound and the mood of the rebellious 1970s...
Engagement (09/30/08)
Christopher Michael Tribby and Kendra Jo Prunty Kendra Jo Prunty of Marshalltown and Christopher Michael Tribby of Melbourne announce their engagement and approaching wedding. Kendra is the daughter of Marvin and Vickie Wieck of Creston, and Chris is the son of Cliff and Connie Tribby of Melbourne. ...
Iowa KidsNet to hold orientation in Cherokee (09/30/08)
Cherokee - Iowa KidsNet, the statewide organization that recruits, trains, licenses and supports Iowa's foster and adoptive families, will hold an orientation in Cherokee on Tuesday, Oct. 7, for individuals interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents...
Pharmacist faces drug charges (09/30/08)
An Everly man is awaiting a court date after investigators suspect he was trying to obtain a prescribed medication illegally. Police took David Jack Easton into custody on Thursday and three counts of obtaining a prescription drug by fraud were filed against the 55-year-old at the Clay County Courthouse on Friday...
Iowa man drops HIV lawsuit against McDonald's (09/30/08)
DYERSVILLE - A man who filed a lawsuit claiming he was fired from his job at a Dyersville McDonald's because he was gay and has HIV has dropped the case. Daniel Carver of Epworth dropped the lawsuit last week. Court records did not indicate whether a settlement was reached in the case...
Storm Lake wins two of five at Schaller tourney (09/30/08)
The Storm Lake Tornadoes made the trip to Schaller Saturday morning as they took part in the Wildcats' home tournament. The Tornadoes opened play with a loss to #5 East Sac County. Cassie Meylor recorded four kills and Katie Blum three as Storm Lake fell 10-21, 8-21. East Sac would remain undefeated as they won all five of their matches Saturday, including a sweep of the host Wildcats...
Area volleyball results (09/30/08)
Cyclones take first in home tourney The Alta volleyball team hosted their tournament this Saturday and took top honors as they won all three of their matches. The Cyclones swept all three of their matchups as they took down Remsen St. Mary's 25-7 and 25-20, Graettinger Terril 25-11 and 25-13, and Clay Central Everly 26-24 and 25-13...
G-H advances to Western Valley Conf. semifinals (09/30/08)
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein Pirates volleyball team got their conference tournament play off to a great start as they were dominant in four straight wins. The Pirates defeated Remsen Union 21-13, 21-9, Lawton Bronson 21-9, 21-6, Kingsley Pierson 22-20, 21-12, and Woodbury Central 19-21, 21-9, and 15-13...
BVU volleyball to face Wartburg (09/30/08)
The Buena Vista volleyball team returns to Iowa Conference action on Tuesday night inside of Siebens Fieldhouse against Wartburg College (6-10, 1-1 IIAC). The Beavers (5-13, 1-2 IIAC) just completed the tough two-day Central College Tournament this past Friday and Saturday in Pella. BVU went 0-4, including a tough 3-2 setback against UW-River Falls, while also pushing unbeaten Carthage College (12-0) to four sets...
Bulldogs run wild Friday in win over Spalding (09/30/08)
Aurelia eclipsed the 300 yard mark on the ground Friday as they ran all over Spalding Catholic in a 42-16 win Friday night. Leading the way was Jacob Howey who ran the ball 28 times for 236 yards and three scores. He also added three catches for 48 yards...
Jewell ON COMEBACK TRAIL (09/30/08)
A contemporary folkie renowned for her expressive, crystalline voice, Grammy nominee Jewel will be making her first appearance in six years in the region, appearing at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City October 12. Tickets are on sale now at $45.50 and $50.50...
Witter Gallery plans for '09 (09/30/08)
Witter Art Gallery in Storm Lake has released its schedule of exhibits for the coming year - which will be one of its most eclectic ever. Shows will include a Storm Lake High School artists exhibit, Sioux City Painters Co-op, unique collage materials using dressmaking materials by Shelagh Ganble, nature art by Tracy Ingham, artwork from the WPA historical era, a collection of African art from H and Joanne Schar who lived in Africa for over 30 years, an unusual show based on the stray dogs encountered by Chicago painter Peta Kaplan-Sandzer, a "Taming the Prairie" show of mixed media and found objects, and a photography show by renowned artist Michael Houge.. ...
On Stage (09/30/08)
'The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe' Nov. 2 One of the nation's most beloved children's theater stage shows is coming to the area November 2, with tickets available online now for "The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe." Showtime is 1 p.m. that Sunday at the Lakes Art Center Lauridsen Theatre, Okoboji...
Funeral Arrangements (09/30/08)
Robert Klockow Oct. 26, 1928 - Sept. 26, 2008 Funeral services for Robert Klockow, 79, of Aurelia, will be 10:30 Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia...
Letter from the Editor (09/30/08)
The bailout math Doesn't the idea of giving $700 billion in our money to bail out the Armani suit crowd just warm the cockles of your heart? Granted, I don't know what cockles are... but mine for one are unwarmed. How many zeroes in 700 billion? - carry the eight, divide by the square root of Britney Spears' measurements, it's, um, well, in technical terms, a buttload...
Glawe's Outlook (09/30/08)
A state of trivia I came across an interesting book in my son's collection. He always enjoyed trivia or all sorts, sports and any book that listed stats or records he could get his hands on. This one that struck my eye contains trivia about Iowa and is quite interesting. I learned a lot about the state by looking it over - maybe some of these bits and pieces will be of interest to you as well...
Readers Respond (09/30/08)
AWAYSIS impact From JASON HAVEY / King's Pointe Manager I would like to personally thank all the residents of Buena Vista County for the support they have provided the AWAYSIS project and to all of us here at King's Pointe Resort. The summer has proven a lot about what this project has already done for the community and what it will continue to provide for years to come. ...