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Stories from Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Public Health to offer learning center to encourage reading (10/21/08)
Talking to others and listening as books are read aloud help the children's young minds as they develop language skills. These language skills are the ones they need to help them learn to read and write. By reading to a child and pointing out words they learn to reconize common words by sight...
BVU and MS team up to share science projects (10/21/08)
Buena Vista University and the Tornado Learning Club have teamed up in the science for the past several weeks to share science experiments. Dr. Melinda Coogan's Biology 115 class at BVU has been conducting lab activities with the after-school program at the Storm Lake Middle School on Wednesdays; this is the second year that the college students have come in to the middle school science classroom...
New leadership announced for semi-formal 2009 event (10/21/08)
Storm Lake St. Mary's Ball and Charity Auction has announced new leadership for the semi-formal 2009 event for St. Mary's School. 2009 Chaircouple John and Edean Murray announced they will be joined by Dan and Amy Jones as co-chairs for the ball and auction...
Foreclosures climb, but very little increase in BV sheriff's sales seen (10/21/08)
As sheriff sales climb statewide, the Buena Vista County area seems somewhat insulated from the foreclosure crisis. "I'm not saying we haven't seen an increase, but it has been a very slight one," said Buena Vista County Deputy Doug Simons. "We saw it a lot worse in the mid to late 1980s when the farm situation was so bad. The emotions ran very high when we had to come in and auction those properties, and I hope I never see a time like that again."...
CAASA provides safe haven from violence (10/21/08)
October has been declared 'Domestic Violence Awareness Month.' Having the means for providing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault is as essential to our Iowa communities as having a fire department, because - like a fire - domestic violence or sexual assault can affect anyone. ...
Mother, toddler die as tractor collides with a train at Alta (10/21/08)
The town of Alta was stunned after a tractor pulling grain wagons drove into the path of a westbound Canadian National locomotive Saturday afternoon, instantly killing a Wyoming woman and causing fatal injuries to her one-year-old daughter. A garage sale was going on Saturday, in a shed just yards from the tracks...
Dedication for Habitat House to be held Oct. 23 (10/21/08)
A dedication ceremony for the newly completed Habitat for Humanity home will be Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the house which is located at 1717 Rose Lane. The ninth local Habitat house was constructed in partnership with the Claudia Ramirez family. "The public is encouraged to attend to see the latest house and celebrate this milestone with Claudia and her family," said Habitat Board President Dan Robinson. A short program will be held and refreshments will be served...
Weddings (10/21/08)
Gardner and Friesen wed Allie Simone Gardner of Napa, Calif., & Evan Kole Friesen of Storm Lake, gave thanks to the Lord for their beautiful wedding day on Friday, July 25th on Doran Beach in Bodega Bay, Calif. Parents of the couple are Jay and Pam Gardner of Napa, Calif., and Garry & Marj Friesen of Storm Lake...
Anniversaries (10/21/08)
Cramptons celebrate 50 years Herb and margaret Crampton celebrate their 50th anniversary on Oct. 26. In honor of this event they went on a cruise to Alaska with their family from Sept. 5 - 14. Their children are; Scott and Lois Crampton of Arizona, Kevin and Karen Crampton of Florida, and Gary and Kay Pullmann of Sioux Center...
Upcoming Events (10/21/08)
Annual Caregiver Conference on Dementia On Wednesday Oct. 22, Elderbridge Agency on Aging and Friendship Haven are hosting their 4th annual dementia caregiver conference. This year's conference will feature Dr. Judith Crossett, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of Iowa College of Medicine...
Iowa schools ease up on cell phone bans (10/21/08)
DES MOINES - Administrators in many Iowa school districts are rethinking the use of cells phones at school. In Waukee, Marshalltown, Ackley and other cities, administrators are easing up on strict bans so students can now use cell phones during free time such as lunch. Many had banned the use of the devices during school hours...
BV County Superviors hold special session (10/21/08)
An attempt to sell the county care facility buildings may get underway today when Buena Vista County Supervisors meet in special session. Supervisors are scheduled to discuss a resolution for a public hearing to be held before the such a sale could be approved, starting at 10:45 a.m...
Iowa farmers race to harvest crops as winter nears (10/21/08)
WHITING - Two John Deere combines weren't racing each other across a soybean field north of Whiting Sunday. They raced Mother Nature. "We have 1,500 acres of soybeans left and it's supposed to rain again this week," said Craig Haveman, who ran one of the combines for his family's grain operation. "The rain will set us back."...
BVU stumbles in first IIAC loss of the year (10/21/08)
STORM LAKE - Buena Vista outgained Luther College (4-2, 3-1 IIAC) on the day 265-161, but it was a first quarter touchdown by the Norse that lifted them over the Beavers, 6-3. The loss was the first conference defeat of the year for BVU (4-2, 4-1 IIAC)...
BVU men's soccer edged by Dubuque (10/21/08)
STORM LAKE - BVU trailed just 1-0 at the half, but couldn't quite mount the comeback on Saturday during its 3-1 loss to Dubuque. Cody Self's first half goal gave the Spartans the 1-0 lead heading into the break. Dubuque then added two more insurance goals over the final 45 minutes to secure the win...
Storm Lake takes 3rd in Tornado VB Classic (10/21/08)
The Tornado netters struggled early on in their home tourney on Saturday, but the girls bounced back to win their final three matches and claim third overall. "We got off to a slow start again," said SL head coach Kim Johnson. "We weren't communicating and our passes were not to the setter. As the day progressed, we played much better. Our passes were better and we were able to run a quicker offense, which has been our style of volleyball this year."...
Buena Vista women's soccer falls to Dubuque (10/21/08)
STORM LAKE - Dubuque scored six goals in the first on Saturday to go on and defeat the Buena Vista women's soccer team 6-0. Emily Heger turned in five shots to lead BVU, while Christina Skaar and Kelsey Reitmeier followed with two apiece. BVU managed just three shots in the first half before putting up seven over the final 45 minutes. The Spartans did all their damage in the first half with 19 shots before BVU held them to just four in the second...
Pilot at the Movies (10/21/08)
A 'Pirates' Phenomenon Leave it to the Walt Disney Company folk to find a new way to pillage your gold - and make you smile while they're doing it. On October 31 - Halloween - "Pirates of the Carribean Online" will mark its first-year anniversary, already well on the way to being known as the game that changed everything...
Halloween fun in Storm Lake (10/21/08)
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On Stage (10/21/08)
Stage star Wooley coming to NW Iowa for musical benefit The Lamb Arts Ltd. Baa-nefit With Guest Performer Cassie Wooley will be held at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City October 25. The Lamb School is a longtime facility for area young people to train in the theater arts, and also puts on northwest Iowa's only professional theater shows each season...
Funeral Arrangements (10/21/08)
Loren John Henry Friedrichsen Sept. 30, 1923 - Oct. 16, 2008 Loren John Henry "Peanuts" Friedrichsen, age 85, of Alta, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center of Cherokee. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Alta with Pastor Terry Pollard officiating. Burial will be at the Holstein Cemetery of Holstein. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (10/21/08)
The Reproductive Wasteland The more I read about the science of childbirth, the more I start to wonder where it's all going to end. Is anyone else beginning to get an uncomfortable feeling about this? Maybe it was reading about the mother who is freezing her eggs so that her young daughter will have them to use if she turns out to be infertile when she grows up...
Glawe's Outlook (10/21/08)
Keeper of the Zoo I am living in a zoo - and some days, with all these animals, I feel like I'm going crazy. I have the squirrels - who like to raid the cupboards without the "zookeeper" knowing it and horde their favorite things in their rooms so that the other animals can't get to them. (These squirrels come out of hiding especially after grocery shopping day!)...
Readers Respond (10/21/08)
Coach must sit this one out From Sracey VanDerSloot / Storm Lake I would like to take a minute to let you all know that I am unable to coach the basketball season due to my car accident this summer. Rehabilitation has been a long, slow process. My doctors recommend that I do not coach this season in order to progress and get healthy. ...