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Stories from Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Beaver Science Day held at BVU (11/25/08)
Buena Vista University's assistant professor of biology Melinda Coogan brought in a high school science class from East Sac recently to give them the opportunity to explore the science building as well as give her senior science students the opportunity to prepare and present a lab in front of students. the special day was even given a name - Beaver Science Day...
Financial aid calendar (11/25/08)
As the cost of a college education continues to escalate, more and more families are looking to financial aid to pay the tuition. Whereas the upper-middle class might once have ignored financial aid altogether, nowadays financial aid is being relied on by nearly everyone to varying degrees...
Area bikers donate toys for children (11/25/08)
Le Mars - The line of motorcycles stretched over the horizon, the rumble of a hundred V-twin engines making the cattle in the fields wonder what could cause the ruckus. The group traveled over a hundred miles through farmland and the winding roads of the Loess Hills - followed the whole way by a truck loaded to the brim with children's toys...
SLPD taking donations for 'Gloves of Love' program (11/25/08)
The Storm Lake Police Association announces that "Local cops are taking their gloves off for those in need." The Storm Lake Police Association announces the third Annual "Gloves of Love" program. The Association has placed a Christmas tree in the lobby of the Police Station and is inviting the public to join Storm Lake Officers and staff members in hanging donated children's gloves on the tree. ...
'Home for the Holidays' Christmas celebrations this week: Don't miss the fun! (11/25/08)
The Miracle on Lake Avenue Holiday Celebration is again focused on a "Home for the Holiday" theme, with events Thanksgiving Day, Friday and Saturday this week. "Storm Lake is very proud of this traditional holiday celebration and we invite everyone to bring visiting relatives and friends to enjoy the festivities," says Marilyn Monson, Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce Director. Here's a rundown:...
BVU students celebrate their cultural diversity (11/25/08)
In order to help students across the country prepare to live, work and compete in a global economy, International Education Week was established by a joint initiative by the U.S. Departments of State and Education in 2000. It is celebrated in more than 100 countries today - last week's International Fair at Buena Vista University marked the first time the community has been represented in the worldwide recognition...
Donor helps BVRMC to expand with $2.5m MRI project (11/25/08)
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center will open bids tomorrow for an addition to host an in-house magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment - equipment Joan Kurtz, Director of Radiology, says is bigger and better. It will be the first three tesla MRI system in Northwest Iowa, says Kurtz. Tesla is a unit of measurement for magnet field strength in MRI equipment. Currently most systems are 1.5 tesla or less, says Kurtz. She says she knows of systems like these in Iowa City, Des Moines and Omaha...
AIDS activists share story in SL (11/25/08)
When Gwenn Barringer was a freshman at Wittenberg University in Ohio she says she had heard about HIV - she knew it was out there and knew that it impacted people but never imagined it could touch her own life. However, after hearing a young woman with HIV speak at her sorority house, she says that her eyes were suddenly opened...
Strong shooting leads Buena Vista men's basketball past Dordt 86-66 (11/25/08)
Buena Vista connected on 54.4 percent of its shots from the field, including 52.2 percent from downtown, as it moved to 3-0 on the season with an 86-66 home victory over visiting Dordt College on Saturday night. Senior Travis Person came up big for the team in the first half, scoring 12 of his 14 points, as he buried 4-of-5 from beyond the arc...
Lake Forest hands Buena Vista women's basketball first loss of season (11/25/08)
LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Despite having at least four players in double figures for the third straight game, the Buena Vista women's basketball came up just short in the championship game of the Lake Forest College Tournament on Saturday afternoon, falling to the host Foresters, 73-71...
Prairie Pedlar stars in new Iowa garden book (11/25/08)
Gardening season is officially over, but there's always news at the Prairie Pedlar in Odeboldt. Author Kelly Norris, has compiled his first book, the Iowa Gardener's Travel Guide, of destination garden establishments in Iowa. The cover shot will look familiar - it's the Prairie Pedlar!...
Sesame Street goes 'green' in area show (11/25/08)
Sunny isn't just the weather forecast on Sesame Street - it's also the name of Elmo's new sunflower friend! Join all your favorite friends as they help Elmo find a new home for Sunny when Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Green Thumb" performs at the Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, Jan. 6 - 7...
Funeral Arrangements (11/25/08)
Janice L. Mackay Dec. 10, 1931 - Nov. 21, 2008 Memorial services for Janice L. Mackay, 76, Alta, will be Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Alta, with Pastor Craig Lee officiating. An Eastern Star service will follow the memorial service at the church. There will be no visitation. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements. A memorial fund has been established...
Readers Respond (11/25/08)
New jail is full already? From RUSS EDDIE / Storm Lake I thought it interesting that Gary Launderville, our candidate for sheriff, stated during the campaign that there were two things that he thought we needed in BV County for law enforcement. One of those was a LARGER JAIL. The other was another deputy...
Glawe's Outlook (11/25/08)
Just enjoying the ride I heard a saying this week that I think will be my motto for the rest of my life - "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, 'WOO, HOO what a ride!"...
Letter from the Editor (11/25/08)
Why four-fifths of an education isn't enough During the coming legislative session, Iowa lawmakers will probably be under pressure to allow schools to start going to a four-day school week. It's just the opposite of what they should be looking at...