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Stories from Thursday, October 30, 2008

AHS to present 'Back to the '80s.. The Totally Awesome Musical' Nov. 7-9 at Roxy (10/30/08)
Remember when actors became American presidents? When Bubble skirts and blue eye shadow were cool? When Atari was cutting edge technology? From the era that brought the world The Rubik's Cube, Max Headroom and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes a totally awesome musical - "Back to the '80s...The Totally Awesome Musical" - in the style of movies such as "Back To The Future", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "The Karate Kid" and "The Wedding Singer"...
For the love of baby Cheyanne (10/30/08)
Cheyanne Leonard and her family needs your prayers. The 5-month-old daughter of Mandy Page and Joseph Leonard of Alta, has been diagnosed with Biliary atresia - the absence or closure of the major bile ducts that drain bile from the liver. There is one case of biliary atresia out of every 15,000 live births. Females are affected slightly more often than males...
All dressed up for Halloween (10/30/08)
Pam Sampers' birthday falls on Oct. 29; perhaps that is good since she has a great fascination with Halloween. She and husband Bob have gathered so many Halloween decorations that it takes days to bring them all out. For the past five years they have opened their house up to the trick-or-treaters and their parents and allowed them to enjoy the decorations they have filled their home with. ...
Alta FFA fundraisers will benefit chapter activities, scholarships (10/30/08)
The Alta FFA Chapter members are currently taking orders for fruit, pickled Herring, popcorn, cheese and chocolates. Any Alta FFA member can be contacted or contact Mr. Wehde at the Alta High School at 712-200-1331 by Nov. 7. In addition, the Alta FFA will be holding a pancake breakfast at the Alta Community Center on Sunday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The Alta Kiwanis will be helping with this project. There will be a $5 charge for adults and $3 for children...
Detention Center presents 28E membership proposal to County (10/30/08)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors met with Tony Reed, Executive Director with the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center, Tuesday. Reed proposed a 28E agreement membership proposal for BV County. Central Iowa Juvenile Detention is located in Eldora., an organization that is currently comprised of 16 member counties across Iowa. Reed says the County averages about 1,213 bed days in a youth detention center each year...
Community invited to fight back against cancer (10/30/08)
No matter who you are, you have the talent and creativity to help make the Relay for Life of Buena Vista County successful, meaningful and fun. The committee is eager to hear ideas as they plan the 2009 cancer-fighting event. Anyone who would like to get involved may attend a planning session 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the United Methodist Church...
Letter to the Editor (10/30/08)
Thanks for supporting D.A.R.E. To the Editor: The fundraiser for Alta's D.A.R.E. program was again this year a success. Thanks to the Alta Kiwanis who joined this year with the Ladies Auxiliary VFW to sponsor this event, the residents of the Alta community and the D.A.R.E. students themselves. Also, thank you to the contribution from Thrivent Financial...
Texting Gone Wild (10/30/08)
"In America, we've lost the ability to communicate without electronics." These are the words of Leslie Rasmussen, an instructor at Iowa Central Community College. At one time or another, many people have seen a mob of students walking around a school or local college campus with their faces glued to their cell phones...
Murder trial still in limbo (10/30/08)
A Storm Lake man who is accused of murdering his brother and stabbing his parents in 2006 has never been tried for the crime or even entered a plea. And shortly after state officials have finally declared him mentally competent to face a court hearing, Jose Tovar began refusing to take his state-prescribed medication, causing his mental condition to deteriorate to the point where he is again considerd incompetent to stand trial...
Schaller's Foell finds opportunity for Iowa to help feed Africa (10/30/08)
During a recent trip to Africa, Iowa soybean leader Laura Foell saw firsthand the opportunity that has sparked the interest of businesses and governments around the world. Africa's 900 million consumers represent an important long-term marketplace for many products, including U.S. soy. In addition, Foell also saw how women can play a major role in achieving business growth as well as improving diets in Africa...
Upcoming Events (10/30/08)
Trick or treating at FHC All children are invited to trick or treat at Faith, Hope and Charity from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Halloween night. Singles Dance Spencer Northwest Iowa Regional Singles are sponsoring a dance from 8-12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Hap Ketelsen Community Center, in Everly. Singles/Couples welcome. Door Prizes. For more information, call Tim, (712) 541-3539 after 9 p.m...
Moms Group meets at Summit Church (10/30/08)
Area mothers with children from conception through kindergarten are invited to participate in MOPS at Summit! Mothers of Preschoolers is part of MOPS International (www.mops.org), a unique organization which encourages and supports mothers with different lifestyles who share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be. MOPS recognizes that the foundational years from infancy through kindergarten present special needs and opportunities...
Pilot Outdoors (10/30/08)
First ice provides final chance for wood ducks With its piercing blood red eye and gaudy mix of iridescent blue, russet, sienna plumage, it's really no secret why the drake wood duck ranks as the world's most colorful waterfowl. Whether on the wing or on the table, wood ducks also rank high on the hunters' list of favorites. ...
Newell-Fonda season ends in fierce 19-13 battle with District 1 champs (10/30/08)
AKRON - Newell-Fonda mentor Brian Wilken and Akron-Westfield coach Graham Lundt probably felt that they were looking across the line of scrimmage into a mirror. Wilken hails from the Akron area, and Lundt attended Buena Vista University and assistant coached for Wilken last year. Their playbooks are similar...
Cyclones come out storming in second half to dump Garrigan 31-12 (10/30/08)
ALGONA - Early in the second half of a nip-and-tuck slugfest, Alta coach Kevin Hammer and his staff laid down a challenge. "It was 14-7 and we had come out flat to start the second half and Bishop Garrigan was just shoving it down our throats for a touchdown. We challeged them to finish this game strong, and boy did they respond."...
Ar-We-Va surges past Laurens-Marathon, 40-13 (10/30/08)
WESTFIELD - Laurens-Marathon and Ar-We-Va's electric offenses both shined in the first half, but it was the Rocket's defense that decided Wednesday night's 8-man substate battle. Ar-We-Va blanked the explosive Laurens-Marathon offense for the final two quarters and rolled behind Reggie Kock's three second half rushing TDs to a 40-13 victory...
Tornado volleyball season ends in upset by Denison (10/30/08)
DENISON - The best volleyball season by a Storm Lake team in over a decade came to a disappointing end on Monday night as the favored Tornadoes fell in a five game heartbreaker to the Monarchs of Denison-Schleswig 21-25, 25-23, 25-15, 20-25, and 12-15...
Wildcats end Alta's season, advance to regional semifinal (10/30/08)
SCHALLER - Few teams this season had any success against the Alta Cyclones' volleyball team. Unfortunately for Alta, the one team that did have their number was their opponent in Tuesday's regional quarterfinal, Schaller-Crestland. The Wildcats won both regular season matches and swept Alta for the season as they won in three straight Tuesday, 25-19, 25-18, 25-19...
Musical brought to stage by SLHS (10/30/08)
Bye Bye Birdie The Storm Lake Drama Department presents the musical comedy, "Bye Bye Birdie" on the South Auditorium stage Nov. 13, 14 and 15, 7:30 p.m. "Bye Bye Birdie" tells the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army. ...
Pilot at the Movies (10/30/08)
The Best Halloween Movies Ever Turn out the lights, grab a caramel apple, and hold on tight. There's nothing better to get you in the mood for Halloween than some spoooooky movies. Here are my picks for the Dozen Best Movies for Halloween Ever. It would be too easy to just tick off a bunch of famous slasher flicks, though, so I've mixed it up a bit and even included a little romance and a few choices for the little boys and ghouls among us...
Holly Pearson named Economic Development Coordinator (10/30/08)
Holly Pearson of Everly has been promoted to economic development coordinator at the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation. She has been employed with the Corridor since August 2006 as the research and communications assistant. "Holly has been a great asset to our organization, especially in our entrepreneurial and workforce initiatives," said Kathy J. ...
Kitchen Solvers of Storm Lake awarded for sales increase (10/30/08)
Business is "cooking" at Kitchen Solvers of Storm Lake. Owner Shannon Kelly is proud to announce her location's recent receipt of the Bronze Award for a 10 - 49 percent increase in sales over 2007. Awards were presented at the Kitchen Solvers' Awards Banquet at the 24th Annual National Franchise Convention recently held in LaCrosse, Wis...
Funeral Arrangements (10/30/08)
Muriel Galles Jan. 8, 1925 - Oct. 25, 2008 Muriel Galles, age 83, of Schaller, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at the Holstein Good Samaritan Center. Funeral mass was held on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Schaller is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to send on-line condolences may do so via www.fratzkejensen.com...
Young Voices (10/30/08)
Are Drinking Games Just Asking for Trouble? A typical weekend for students at Buena Vista University (BVU) may include going to the movies or going to Sioux City for the day. There is usually a party on Friday or Saturday night which usually involves drinking games; anything from tippy cup to beer pong...
Nelson's View (10/30/08)
A less scary Halloween Happy Halloween. I'm planning on taking my three year old neighbor trick or treating tomorrow. She's dressing up like a witch... a good witch that is. You know, like Glinda from the Wizard of Oz - "Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Oh I'm not a witch at all. Witches are old and ugly."...
Readers Respond (10/30/08)
'I approved this message' From ERIC JOHANSEN / Via Internet Redistribution of Wealth: Is this the answer to our Nation's economic troubles? A graduate of Eagle Grove High School in 2002, I went on to study political science and public administration at Buena Vista University. ...