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Stories from Thursday, December 11, 2008

Alta to hear about Rachel's Challenge (12/11/08)
Rachel Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School tragedy on April 20, 1999. She left behind an amazing legacy and a simple challenge to anyone who will accept it - treat others with kindness and compassion and you may change the world you live in...
County admits misconceptions in youth detention services decision (12/11/08)
Buena Vista County officials this week that they had left some important people out of the discussion when they recently decided to contact with a youth detention center in Eldora for cost savings as compared to the current YES Center used in Cherokee...
SL Dancers Shine at State (12/11/08)
The Iowa State Drill Team Association State High School Dance Competition was held in Des Moines last weekend. The Storm Lake High School dance team brought home two trophies. The group earned second place in Class 10 for their pom routine performed to the song, "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince. The team also walked away with a third place trophy for their hoopla routine performed to the song, "Jellyhead" in the large school division...
BV Health officials: 'We're ready' (12/11/08)
When it comes to the possibility of a health emergency, there is no such thing as being too prepared, officials of the Buena Vista County Health Department say. Whether it is bird flu, salmonella, an outbreak of some new flu strain or bioterrorism, health officials are pushing hard to be ready with responses they dearly hope they never will have to put into play...
Letter to the Editor (12/11/08)
Give the gift of life Dec. 18 Happy holidays to you! Thursday, Dec. 18 is the date for many of you to grant a happier holiday season for those whose good health is compromised. Siouxland Blood Bank will be at the Alta Community Center from 2-7 p.m...
Council approves change orders for new addition work (12/11/08)
The Alta City Council made no change in their decision to access $5,100 in liquidated damages by R & R Excavating for work rendered at the new housing development. At its recent council meeting, engineer Bob Payer appeared with Brett Reiner, president of R & R Excavating. ...
BV Genealogical Society donates to SLPD and SLFD (12/11/08)
The Buena Vista County Genealogical Society presented stuffed animals to Storm Lake Police Officers and Fire Fighters on Wednesday morning. The animals will be used to give to children during times of crisis in their lives. Public Safety Director Mark Prosser says, "We are extremely grateful for this generous donation of stuffed animals. These types of items have been very helpful when we have dealt with young children in the past."...
50 year Anniversary of the Buena Vista County Conservation Board (12/11/08)
To help celebrate and commemorate the 50 years anniversary of the Buena Vista county Conservation Board, a coffee will be held on Monday, Dec. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Buena Vista County Courthouse in Storm Lake. Since its inception in Dec. ...
Dollars Fund drive winds down (12/11/08)
The Storm Lake Dollars for Scholars organization is winding down is 2008/2009 Fund Drive. In recent months, area residents have been contacted about contributing to the campaign. All funds collected will be given back, in the form of scholarships, to the graduating seniors of Storm Lake and St. Mary's High Schools. Every dollar raised through the fund drive is invested in the education of young people, as administration is entirely volunteer...
Local lawmakers land key committee seats (12/11/08)
House Republican leaders have re-appointed local Rep. Dan Huseman (R-Aurelia) as Ranking Member of the House Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capital Appropriations Subcommittee - a key position toward determining how that state's funding will be allocated...
Weddings (12/11/08)
Puhrmann and Hanson united in marriage Erin Puhrmann and Tim Hanson were married on June 7, 2008 at 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Newell with Pastor David Schumann officiating the ceremony. A reception and dance followed at the Elk's Club in Storm Lake. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Susan Puhrmann of Newell. The bride's grandparents are Eggert and Inez Thomsen and the late Alberta Thomsen of Newell, Sally Puhrmann of Cherokee, and the late Ronald Puhrmann of Havelock...
Anniversaries (12/11/08)
Yungbluths celebrate 50 years together The Children of Don and Avis Yungbluth wish to help their parents celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Dec. 28, 2008. Please join us in wishing them a Happy 50th by sending a card to: Don and Avis Yungbluth...
Upcoming Events (12/11/08)
Winterfest in Albert City Saturday, Dec. 13 is Winterfest in Albert City. The Albert City Public Library will be having a book fair featuring Usborne Books with company representative Debbie LeCroix from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. With every purchase the library will earn free books. Try this fun, easy way to support your local library and fill your gift giving needs...
Culver outlines cuts in state spending (12/11/08)
WEST DES MOINES - Gov. Chet Culver outlined $75 million in state spending cuts that he said are needed because of the ailing economy and unexpected spending on flood and tornado recovery. The governor said he had asked state department heads a few weeks ago to identify $40 million in cuts after the state Revenue Estimating Conference projected the state would see a $38 million drop in tax dollars in the current fiscal year. ...
Artist makes donation to Sac County Barn Quilts (12/11/08)
Toni Grote is a well-known artist with Sac County roots. She is the daughter of Lyle and Sharon Crabb, and a graduate of Sac City schools. As a Breda resident, she has stayed close to her Sac City home and parlayed her artistic abilities into a home-based business. ...
Newell-Fonda girls stay perfect in 74-31 romp of the Rebels (12/11/08)
NEWELL - The second ranked Newell-Fonda Mustang girls basketball team exploded for a 21 point first quarter, and a 49 point first half, as they cruised to a 74-31 victory over Sioux Central Tuesday night. "This was a very intense basketball game," said Newell-Fonda head coach Dick Jungers. "I was very pleased at the way our kids came out and took it right at Sioux Central."...
SL boys fall to Sheldon 51-43 (12/11/08)
STORM LAKE - The Sheldon Orabs jumped out to a 19-10 first quarter advantage, and a 30-17 halftime lead, as they outlasted the Tornadoes Tuesday night. Following their exciting overtime victory over the E-Hawks last Friday, the Storm Lake boys struggled against a relentless Orab defense that forced 16 turnovers...
Rebel boys unbeaten with 71-42 dismantling of N-F (12/11/08)
NEWELL - The Sioux Central boys put on a shooting clinic as they made 29-60 field goal attempts and 9-18 from long range in their 71-42 win over Newell-Fonda, their third straight of the year. "We continue to play good team basketball," said Sioux Central head coach Chris Wildeman. "We had four players in double digits."...
Storm Lake swim team falls in dual action to Spencer 116-43 (12/11/08)
SPENCER - The Storm Lake boys swim team traveled to Spencer on Tuesday night to take part in the Spencer dauls, their third outing of the season The events saw the Tornadoes post many personal bests, but Storm Lake still fell to the host Tigers, 116-43...
AGHSC wrestlers split in dual action (12/11/08)
ROCKWELL CITY - The AGHSC Stonecutters continue to show improvement as they progress from meet to meet with their young team. AGHSC travelled to Rockwell City to take on RC-L & Sioux Central in a high school wrestling triangle. AGHSC defeated Sioux Central (52-30) in the first dual and then was defeated by RC-L (51-26) in the 2nd dual...
Lights-out shooting moves the Tornado girls to 4-0 (12/11/08)
STORM LAKE - Single digit temperatures didn't seem to affect the Storm Lake girls as their red-hot shooting propelled them to their fourth win of the season, 70-49 over Lakes Conference foe Sheldon. The Tornadoes built a nine point lead in the first quarter, and their strong shooting, coupled with equally strong defense, proved to be too much for the Orabs on Tuesday...
A sweet, sweet art show (12/11/08)
Buena Vista University art student Amy Janssen turned a sweet tooth and a talent for graphic design and photography into a one woman show that was hosted by the new BVU art gallery this week. The exhibit not only delighted viewers' eyes, but was virtually guaranteed to have them leaving with growling bellies...
On Stage (12/11/08)
Nutcracker Ballet: a classic in classic theatre A holiday wouldn't be a holiday without Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet! The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and the Siouxland Civic Dance Association join forces to bring this endearing holiday classic to an area audience just in time for Christmas...
Reliv International gain momentum in fight to feed children (12/11/08)
Storm Lake residents Roger and Judy Anderson became independent distributors with Reliv International to earn an income and offer nutritional supplements to the local community. But through their efforts came a bonus: providing critically needed supplements to malnourished children around the world through the company's non-profit organization, the Reliv Kalogris Foundation...
Funeral Arrangements (12/11/08)
Paul J. Cavanaugh June 25, 1926 - Dec. 6, 2008 Paul J. Cavanaugh, age 82, of Storm Lake died on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at his home following a lengthy illness. Funeral mass was held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Reverend Bruce Lawler celebrated the Mass for Christian Burial. Interment was in the church cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (12/11/08)
Begging: Consider the Cause If Iowans are concerned about panhandling, there will need to be a better option. Cities like Storm Lake are usually spared the disturbing sight of hardscrabble poverty. Oh, we know that more than a few people are one paycheck away from homelessness, and some may even not have enough to eat or medicines they need. ...
Nelson's View (12/11/08)
One year ago It was one year ago on December 5, 19-year-old Robert Hawkins walked into Omaha's Westroads Mall and shot and killed nine people including himself in a store decorated for Christmas. What a tragedy. What a senseless act. Hawkins said he wanted to be famous and unfortunately with all the media coverage, that's what he got. ...
Readers Respond (12/11/08)
My father, the sheriff From ROBIN EDDY / Storm Lake As 2008 closes, many of us look back throughout the year and look forward to the next. This year I am looking back throughout the past 20 years and seeing the close of a great era in BV County. That would be the retirement of Sheriff Chuck Eddy, my dad...