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Stories from Tuesday, December 9, 2008

New counselor at Schaller-Crestland (12/09/08)
Schaller-Crestland School administrators know the importance of providing a counselor for their students. They discovered that one counselor just wasn't enough to best meet the needs. Kari Limbert has been joined in the counselor's corner by Amanda Miller...
ACE officers attend leadership retreat (12/09/08)
The Advanced Career Exploration Career Organization officers from Storm Lake High School attended a special Officer Retreat in Des Moines on November 24 and 25. Students were given a tour of the downtown MetaBank and presentations on career development from MetaBank personnel. The officers were then allowed to use a conference room to develop their own Career Organization goals and action plans...
118 families adopted in Pilot's Christmas program (12/09/08)
There are 20 families currently waiting on the Pilot-Trbune/Upper Des Moines Opportunity Adopt A Family list. So far, 118 families have been adopted! Individuals, families, churches, classrooms, businesses or clubs may adopt a local below-poverty-level family to help provide the Christmas they otherwide might not be able to have...
Local bars, legislators feel exemptions should be expanded on smoking ban (12/09/08)
As Iowa legislators prepare for another sesson this January, they expect the smoking ban to receive renewed debate. Local legislators say they'll push for exemptions across the board in 21 and over establishments if given the chance, saying the playing field needs to be leveled. One local leader says that enforcement of the ban has become "a joke."...
Vision Iowa in jeopardy (12/09/08)
A waterlogged Iowa economy and a decision by the governor have created an uncertain future for the program that made Storm Lake's AWAYSIS development possible. Vision Iowa has been suspended in a tidal wave of expense following this year's record flooding, and may be submerged for good...
Snow emergency continued to Wednesday morning (12/09/08)
Storm Lake's first snow emergency declared on Monday will continue until Wednesday morning as Storm Lake City workers planned overnight efforts to keep the streets safe. The snow ban is expected to end at 6 a.m. Wednesday. No parking is allowed on streets from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. during snow emergencies (2-6 a.m. in the downtown area, no parking in the two downtown parking lots.) Cars in violation today may be ticketed or towed...
Memorial important for couple's lost child (12/09/08)
One year old Joel looked at a photo of his big brother Gabriel Monday with his mother Ariseli Coria. He puts the photo to his face. "They were so close, everytime he sees a picture he does the same thing," says Coria. Gabriel, 2, was killed by in a backing car accident in late September. Police say the child may have chased a balloon under the car...
Area man publishes 'Planet Earth' - an environmental warning (12/09/08)
"There's something to offend just about everybody." That's how Rodney Veskrna of rural Albert City describes the 20-page pamphlet he has published, "Planet Earth: a User's Guide." Veskrna had spent years writing letters to the editor of the Des Moines Register and other metropolitan newspapers about his concerns for the environment and other issues, only to have them repeatedly spurned because he was not a recognized authority in the field...
Upcoming Events (12/09/08)
DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays seminar "DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays" is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a separation or divorce. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 7 - 9 p.m. at Hope Reformed Church, 919 Grand Ave, Spencer...
Weddings (12/09/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Voogd Bruce Voogd and Eryn M. Hartwig were united in marriage on Oct. 4, 2008 at the Church of Christ in Alta, with Clif Cockburn officiating the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gloria Hartwig Wilbur of Storm lake and the grooms is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Voogd of Sac City...
Festival of Trees in Laurens on display through December (12/09/08)
The Methodist Church in Laurens is overflowing with Christmas trees! A call was put out last month to all those interested in displaying their creativity at the Festival of Trees this year. The response was tremendous and there are over 70 uniquely decorated trees showing Laurens' Christmas spirit...
Iowans' late payments on mortgages grows (12/09/08)
DES MOINES - Analysts blame a worsening economy and a spike in job losses for a report that shows Iowa's foreclosure rate fell slightly in the third quarter, but late payments on mortgages grew in the same period. The report by the Mortgage Bankers Association shows that a record one in 10 home mortgages nationwide was either delinquent or in foreclosure...
Coach Ferentz thrilled for a return to the Outback Bowl (12/09/08)
IOWA CITY - Kirk Ferentz has led the University of Iowa football program to two Outback Bowl games and he can't wait for trip No. 3. The Hawkeye head coach said that his staff knew following a 55-0 thumping of Minnesota on Nov. 22, that eight victories (five of them against Big Ten Conference competition), would send the black and gold to either the Alamo, Capital One, Champs Sports or Outback bowl...
Rebels roll past Bulldogs (12/09/08)
SIOUX RAPIDS - The Sioux Central girls basketball team picked up their third win of the season as they controlled the tempo and the glass in a 58-24 decision over Aurelia Friday night. The Rebels outrebounded Aurelia 38 to 32 and came up with 15 steals as they advanced to 3-2 on the season...
Tornado girls 3-0 after rout of E-Hawks (12/09/08)
EMMETSBURG - The Storm Lake girls basketball team continued their impressive early season run as they routed the E-Hawks of Emmetsburg 64-28 on Friday to move to 3-0. "I thought we did a good job of keeping our intensity up the whole game," said Storm Lake head coach Mike Wabeke. "The past two games I didn't think we came out and played hard the first four minutes of the third quarter."...
Koster Leads BVU Wrestlers at Simpson Invite (12/09/08)
INDIANOLA - Senior Kody Koster led the Buena Vista wrestling team with his third-place finish on Saturday during the Simpson College Invite. The 165-pounder advanced into the semi-final round after a third period pin over William's Jon Foster followed by a 6-0 decision over Simpson's Wade Dowling. His bid for a match in the finals came up just short when he was edged 9-4 by defending national champion, Tyler Burkle of Coe College...
BVU women's basketball tops Coe Kohawks (12/09/08)
STORM LAKE - Jenn Schumann and Margo Muhlbauer scored 22 points apiece to lead the way for the Buena Vista women's basketball team on Saturday afternoon, as the Beavers evened their Iowa Conference record with a strong 84-66 victory over Coe College (3-4, 0-2 IIAC)...
Beavers off to a 2-0 IIAC start with win over Kohawks (12/09/08)
STORM LAKE - Travis Person connected on 6-of-8 three-point attempts to lead four Beavers in double-figure on Saturday afternoon, during the team's 81-65 triumph over visiting Coe College. Andre Wagner connected on 6-of-12 shots from the field to also finish with 18 points, as Brian Fogleman and Matt Cleveland added 11 and 10 points, respectively. The duo also led the way defensively, grabbing six rebounds apiece, while Wagner recorded four steals...
Hot Winter Movie Preview (12/09/08)
Summer may be known as blockbuster season, but Hollywood has saved some of its best this year for around the holidays. There is plenty of action, romance, comedy, some Oscar hopefuls and plenty of cute cartoons filling our cinematic stocking before the end of the year - although a lot of top movies seem to be taking their sweet time getting to cities like Storm Lake...
Funeral Arrangements (12/09/08)
Harris W. Feldick Oct. 9, 1927 - Dec. 6, 2008 Harris W. Feldick, 81, passed away on Friday, Dec. 6th, 2008, at a Casper hospital after battling congestive heart failure. A memorial service will be held at Central Baptist Church on Indian Hills Drive in Sioux City on Saturday Dec. 13 at 11 am. Burial will be at Olena Mound Cemetery in Buffalo Center. Harris moved to Casper from Sioux City in Oct. 2008...
Glawe's Outlook (12/09/08)
Traditions and memories Christmas will soon be here. Are you ready? That preparation time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is about a week shorter than some years so whether you and I are ready or not, we don't have a choice! There are only 15 days left for shopping, wrapping, decorating, baking, caroling, preparing Christmas cards and letters... ...
Mini Editorial (12/09/08)
Maybe the sexiest isn't alive... Show some guts, 'People' Quick now, name the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2008. How about the Pulitzer Prize? The Presidential Medal of Freedom? Um, not so much, huh? But you know that Sexiest Man Alive winner, don't you? You could hardly escape that news if you tried (We did)...
Letter from the Editor (12/09/08)
Chuck Eddy and Andy Griffith A laid-back model of law enforcement has served us well. Not too many of us can really remember a time before Chuck Eddy was wearing a badge around here - first with the Storm Lake Police and for what, 20 years? - as the Buena Vista County Sheriff...