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Stories from Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Changes to Storm Lake snow ordinance parking restrictions (11/18/08)
With winter getting closer the City of Storm Lake would like to remind residents of the change in the City's Snow Parking Ordinance. Changes to the City's Snow Ordinance now allow parking on city streets throughout the year EXCEPT when a Snow Emergency is declared. ...
Education Briefs (11/18/08)
St. Mary's plans UDMO food drive The freshmen and sophomore students at St. Mary's School will be hosting a food drive to benefit Upper Des Moines Opportunity on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 6-7 p.m. Students will be canvassing the town and working in five different areas of town: St. Mary's, Storm Lake High School , Buena Vista University, South and West Elementary School, Pronto (West Lake/Emerald Park area)...
Burglary call leads to identity theft case for ex-girlfriend (11/18/08)
Storm Lake Police were called out late Friday afternoon on a report of a burglary that would turn into a case of assumed identity and stolen goods relating to a failed relationship. Officers arrived at an apartment at 1800 East Milwaukee Avenue and met with two subjects who first reported that their vehicle, a 1990 Cadillac, had been burglarized while parked at the Sara Lee plant sometime during the night of Nov. 13 or the early morning of the 14th...
BVU Professor studies in Italy (11/18/08)
Dr. Bethany Larson has always loved being a student. The assistant theatre professor had the opportunity recently, thanks to the generosity of Buena Vista University's Faculty Development commitment, to be a part of an acting symposium at Academia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. ...
Great American Smoke Out held on Nov. 20 (11/18/08)
Thursday, Nov. 20, is the Great American Smoke Out, and United Community Health Center in Storm Lake is providing free resources to help smokers "Walk-in to Quit." Staff at the facility say the event is being planned in hopes that locals who use tobacco will make a plan and set the Great American Smoke Out this year as their quit date. UCHC is offering walk-in appointments between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. for new Tobacco Cessation patients including an "I Wanna Quit Kit."...
City goals 'road map' includes environment, development (11/18/08)
Over the next three to five years, the City of Storm Lake will pursue four major themes adopted as a Strategic Plan - including environmental care and economic development - in a special session of the City Council last week. City Administrator Patti Moore said the themes and goals chosen give the city staff a "road map" to focus their efforts over the next several years - however, the plan will be regularly reviewed and could be changed depending on what's going on in the community...
Upcoming Events (11/18/08)
Fall Tea Time Fall Time Tea will be held at the Metcalf House Bed and Breakfast on Nov. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. Come and enjoy the culinary delights of the season while listening to the sweet sound of live flute music performed for your entertainment...
Ankeny couple wants penguin book restricted (11/18/08)
ANKENY - An Ankeny couple wants a book about two male penguins raising a chick together restricted in an elementary school library, claiming it exposes young children to homosexuality. Officials at Ankeny's East Elementary School denied a request by James and Cindy Dacus to remove the book, "And Tango Makes Three," from the school library or move it to parents-only section. The couple now is seeking to have it moved to a restriction section so only parents can check it out...
Iowa Senate Democrats re-elect leadership (11/18/08)
DES MOINES - Senate Democrats, their numbers at the highest level ever, on Sunday rewarded top leaders with another two years in office and vowed to tackle a state budget that's struggling because of the economic slowdown. Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, D-Council Bluffs, and Senate President Jack Kibbie, D-Emmetsburg, won new two-year terms without opposition...
Lawmakers get money from nursing home officials (11/18/08)
DES MOINES - Lawmakers have received thousands of dollars in contributions from nursing home officials who complain that state inspectors are too aggressive when dealing with Iowa's nursing home industry. Among the contributors is Tim Boyle, the owner of Grinnell's Friendship Manor, who now serves as the president of the board of the Iowa Healthcare Association, a lobbying organization that represents nursing homes...
Numerous area athletes selected to all-district squads (11/18/08)
Following another exciting season of high-school football in northwest Iowa, many of our area's own have been honored with all-district accollades. Listed below are area recipients honored from their respective districts. All-district announcements for Newell-Fonda and Laurens-Marathon not yet available...
Greene named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (11/18/08)
IOWA CITY - University of Iowa running back Shonn Greene has been named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. The announcement came today from Big Ten officials following Greene's play in Iowa's win over Purdue last Saturday...
Beavers bounce back with win at Cornell (11/18/08)
MT. VERNON - Sophomore Cory Donscheski rushed for 148 yards, and senior quarterback Matt Pearey passed for 164 more, as the Buena Vista football team finished the season perfect on the road (4-0) with a 30-12 victory over Cornell College (0-10, 0-8 IIAC)...
BVU men escape with overtime win in season opener (11/18/08)
MENOMONIE, Wis. - Seniors Kyle Stribe and Travis Person combined for 32 of Buena Vista's 68 points, and the eighth-ranked Beavers escaped their season opener on Saturday evening, 68-61 (OT) at the University of Wisconsin-Stout (0-1). BVU jumped out to a quick 13-3 lead on a three-pointer by Jon Millea nearly five minutes into the contest before extending the lead to 20-9 midway through the half...
Long ball lifts Cyclones past Milwaukee, 79-61 (11/18/08)
AMES - Iowa State digs the long ball. Connecting on a school-record 15 3-pointers, the Cyclones outgunned UW-Milwaukee, 79-61, in the third round of the World Vision Classic Sunday night in Hilton Coliseum. ISU, which improves its record to 3-0 with a three-game sweep in the tournament, had four players (Sean Haluska, Lucca Staiger, Diante Garrett, Jamie Vanderbeken) with three or more treys in its record-setting night...
The Blenders (11/18/08)
Often described as, "one of America's best-kept vocal secrets", The Blenders will be making an appearance at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer on Sunday, December 14. The foursome continues to record and tour the country, delighting their audiences with their signature vocal sound. The Blenders have never been to this area before, and this is the only stop within Northwest Iowa...
Atombender brings ska sound to EDGEdOut (11/18/08)
Atombender has perhaps the most unusual sound among the eight bands signed for the EDGEdOut battle of the bands November 22 at the Storm Lake Knights of Columbus Hall. These seven friends from the Ames area came together with a busy alternative/punk/ska sound that features a trombone and trumpet horn section and electronic keys to go with the metal pace of twin lead guitars, bass and ambitious drumming...
Pilot at the Movies (11/18/08)
Mini-Reviews for SL free Holiday Movies Let's face it, there's no beating free. That's why we're taking a break from the new flicks (no tragedy, given the pre-holiday season doldrums) to take a look at the free holiday merchant movies being held at the Vista III Theater in Storm Lake...
Funeral Arrangements (11/18/08)
Dorothy E. Wilson Jan. 2, 1912 - Nov. 10, 2008 Dorothy E. Wilson, age 96, of Schaller, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Services for Mrs. Wilson were held Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at the United Methodist Church in Schaller, with Reverend Terry Pollard officiating. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (11/18/08)
Vilsack for Secretary of Agriculture? Okay, he's not exactly Joe Farmer, but he is Iowegian. When talk first started of naming Tom Vilsack as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, I must admit that my first blush reaction was that it would be easier to imagine Paris Hilton in coveralls than to picture T-Vil next to a John Deere with a DeKalb cap and topsoil under his fingernails...
Glawe's Outlook (11/18/08)
The small town lifestyle I get so many emails and so many of them make me laugh. This one I am sharing with you really brought smiles and I recalled my own life of growing up in a southwestern Minnesota town of 500. Those who grew up in small towns will laugh when they read this; those who didn't may not appreciate how true it is. I have added a few comments (in parentheses.)...
Readers Respond (11/18/08)
44 years of lies begin to crack From MIKE PALACEK / Sheldon I waited my whole life to read James W. Douglass' new book, "JFK And The Unspeakable." The wait was not worth it. I should not have had to wait, at all. This is supposed to be America, but it is not...