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Stories from Tuesday, November 4, 2008

SL educator: Language is key to immigration issue (11/04/08)
For Katya Koubek, the key to understanding is to be found within the beauty of common language, and multicultural Storm Lake is a perfect place to search for that key. The Buena Vista University assistant professor of education is becoming a national leader in the campaign to win cultural gaps through language teaching. Along the way, she is involving Storm Lake's Latino immigrant population and their perceptions of their new country...
City approves renaming portion of Sunrise Park (11/04/08)
The Storm Lake City Council approved a resolution Monday to rename a portion of Sunrise Park, which extends west of King's Pointe resort, as AWAYSIS Park. City staff felt that the AWAYSIS project has held significant historical impact in the community and the name should be retained to hold lasting ties to the project...
Knife standoff leads to pot farm (11/04/08)
A Fonda officer faced off with a man armed with a knife late Thursday night, and the fight has led authorities to a marijuana growing operation, meth drugs and a laundry list of nearly 20 charges against a Fonda man and woman, including child endangerment...
HANDS helping Headstart (11/04/08)
Thanks to a group of caring women, Headstart students have quilted pillows to snuggle up with. The ladies, known as the Crafty HAND-ed Grannies, reside at Lake View Manor. One after noon a week, they gather in the activity room with their smiles and yarn or sewing supplies. They love the idea that the hand-made items they are creating, are going to children in need...
BVU professor to receive Governors' Award for work with High School tutor program (11/04/08)
Dr. Rita McKenzie, associate professor of counseling/educational psychology and assistant dean to the School of Education at Buena Vista University (BVU), will be one of nearly 70 northwest Iowans receiving Iowa Governor's Volunteer Awards at ceremonies on Nov. 20 at the university...
Scrooge contest well underway (11/04/08)
The annual Scrooge contest is underway with community leaders competing for the honor of being Grand Marshall of this year's holiday parade. In order to show the charitable, fun-loving spirit of Christmas, four well-known Storm Lake medical professionals have volunteered to be "Scrooge-Elects" to help raise money for Santa's Castle...
Anniversaries (11/04/08)
Richters celebrate 50 years together Jerry and Ruth (Nelson) Richter of Newell were united in marriage 50 years ago on Nov. 8. They will celebrate this blessed and happy occasion with their family. Faith and Michael Dick, Stephanie and Marcie of Humboldt, Randy and Rhonda Richter, Mandy, Melanie, and Mark of Newell, Chris and Melissa Richter, Jason and Isaac of Storm Lake. They will enjoy a dinner with their family and extended family at a later date...
Upcoming Events (11/04/08)
Harvest Dinner in Aurelia The First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, will be holding their Annual Fall Harvest Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include: Turkey and dressing, ham balls, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad bar, bun, assorted desserts, coffee and milk...
Program helps Sioux City woman mentor girl (11/04/08)
SIOUX CITY - Maegan Brown and Yuliss Lopez-Perez joked while creating puppy chow. "No, not for the dogs," Maegan Brown said with a laugh as Bella (a puggle) and Kobe (a chocolate Lab) watched from their pens in the kitchen. "It's for people." Although they might appear to be older sister and younger sister or even mom and daughter, Brown and Lopez-Perez are Girlfriends, with a capital G...
Iowa officials predict huge election turnout (11/04/08)
DES MOINES -State election officials are urging Iowans to expect lines at polling places as 75 percent or more of the state's registered voters are expected to show up. Secretary of State Michael Mauro says he expects record turnout Tuesday that will mean lines, especially soon after polls open at 7 a.m...
Alta denies Akron-Westfield comeback bid in 28-20 thriller (11/04/08)
ALTA -A strange sense of deja vu surrounded the Cyclones rematch with Akron-Westfield even before kickoff on Monday night. Arguably the two best teams in the district head-to-head on Alta's home turf. It didn't stop there. Again, the Cyclones jumped out ahead early. ...
Sun shines on Yak's golden day (11/04/08)
FORT DODGE - Some days, everything just seems to go your way. For Tornado junior cross-country runner Paul Yak, that day was Saturday. A sunny afternoon in Fort Dodge saw Yak run his all-time best as he blazed to a time of 16:03 in the 5K race to take seventh place overall out of 121 runners. He shaved over half a minute off of his previous best and jumped up 20 places from his 27th place finish a year ago when he finished in 16:51...
Beavers rush for 253 Yards in 19-10 Win at Coe (11/04/08)
CEDAR RAPIDS - It was another career-day for sophomore running back Cory Donscheski as he chalked up a career-high 189 yards on the ground, including a big 21-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter, to help lead the Buena Vista football team to a big 19-10 road win at Coe College on Saturday afternoon...
Galva-Holstein girls take 9th, Laurens-Marathon boys 11th at state cross country meet (11/04/08)
FORT DODGE - The Galva-Holstein girls cross-country team turned in a well-rounded effort to take a 9th place finish at the state meet on Saturday. Ashley Drey led the squad with a 43rd place finish at 16:15. Jayde Boyle followed at 16:27, Breanna Mathes at 16:40, Jessica Mathes at 16:41, Meg Kofmehl at 16:59, Sarah Forristal at 18:42, and Annie McAreavy at 19:32...
Rockers honor vets in unique area concert (11/04/08)
Two outstandingly entertaining bands will honor U.S. military veterans at the annual Rock4Vets Show on Saturday, Nov. 8. Sideline and The Senn Menn headline the fun evening of music and dancing in the Pavilion at Arnolds Park, presented by the Iowa RockNRoll Music Museum. All military veterans are admitted free. Tickets for everyone else are only $5. All attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry...
Witter hosts Images (11/04/08)
The Witter Gallery exhibit for November is a Northwest Iowa Regional Center for Photography traveling show, now to December 4th . A reception is scheduled for November 7th at 7 p.m. Artists include Lisa Bailey, John Schmidt, Robert Creasey, Mike Houge, Anita Gilbert. Anthony Vodraska, Sue Biederman, Judy Hemphill, Daniel Ruf and Sandy Ladegaard...
Funeral Arrangements (11/04/08)
Hugo Hucke March 29, 1926 - Nov. 2, 2008 Funeral services for Hugo Hucke, 82, Cherokee, formerly of Aurelia, will be Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at 10:30 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Missy Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 till 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8, at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. A memorial fund has been established...
Letter from the Editor (11/04/08)
What if we were patriotic even after election day? One thing is clear in our nature. If Americans aren't fighting somebody else, they will fight themselves. If you want to have some real fun, go down to the local party election headquarters this election day morning. ...
Glawe's Outlook (11/04/08)
Presidential Trivia Today we have the privilege to elect the 44th president of the United States. But how much do you know about the past presidents? I borrowed one of my son's books to discover some things I didn't know...
Readers Respond (11/04/08)
Wake up America From CLIFFORD GLASGOW / Storm Lake This poem is dedicated to my brother Ralph and all the brave men and women who died preserving our freedoms and the right to vote in the United States of America: Wake Up America America O America...