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Stories from Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Over 500 Quilts given to flood victims (12/24/08)
The local Freedom Quilts campaign made and collected over 500 quilts for flood victims of Cedar Rapids. On December 5, an event was held in a former grocery store site to present the quilts. Some 300 families received donated items for the holidays. ...
FFA is making a positve difference in lives of students (12/24/08)
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career sucess through agricultural education. Through an Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project, students can gain hands-on experience and develop skills in agricultural carrers that interest them. ...
BV County to hold public hearing for Iowa Lakes rural water expansion (12/24/08)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing this morning at 9 a.m. for a recent Iowa Lakes Regional Water District expansion into BV County covering rural areas not served by Cherokee Rural Water, areas that are west of the Raccoon River and exempting areas around communities like Storm Lake who as a City takes responsibiliy for its own water service. ...
Children's Miracle Network benefits BVRMC (12/24/08)
Donations to the Children's Miracle Network from local businesses and individuals have been used to purchase new technology at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. Pictured are Maternal-Newborn Nurses Tracy Terry (left) and LuAnn Hott with an AuDX for newborn hearing screening and a Bilibed to assist newborns with jaundice. The AuDX was purchased at a cost of $2500 and the Bilibed for $3200...
SL city employees help benefit UDMO (12/24/08)
Employees from the City of Storm Lake donated a variety of can food goods and other nonperishable items to Upper Des Moines to help fill their shelves this holiday season. This project is one of several ways City Employees are giving back to the community this holiday season...
'Let it snow, let it snow, let it stop' (12/24/08)
Winter officially just started Sunday, but in northwest Iowa, it already feels like it's been a long one. According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Fuhs, "I think it's safe to say that widespread, 15 to 20 inches of snow has fallen across Buena Vista County so far." Spencer leads the area with 26 inches for the season...
Anglers helping to keep Iowa lakes hopes afloat (12/24/08)
If you like your lakes, thank an angler. Enthusiasts purchasing fishing licenses provide a vital source of funding the Iowa Department of Natural Resources uses to pay for a portion of lake renovation and restoration projects. This partnership has become more common in the past 10 years and anglers and campers are enjoying the success. ...
Anniversaries (12/24/08)
Fredin's celebrate 60 years Ell and Gladyce Fredin of Gilmore City will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, Dec. 26. The couples children and their spouses include the late Tiim Fredin and Sandy of Gilmore City; Tom and Dianne Fredin of Dayton, Ohio; Tary Fredin of Gilmore City; and Tonya and Larry Bern of Amana. They also have seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren...
Eaton to layoff 103 employees at Spencer plant (12/24/08)
A drop in demand is behind a decision to furlough 103 employees at Eaton's Spencer plant, according to company officials. Plant management told employees about the decision beginning with the night shifts on Thursday, according to Eaton Human Resources Manager Scott Moore...
Officials say more Iowa ethanol plants may close (12/24/08)
DES MOINES - Renewable fuel officials say more ethanol plants in Iowa could close as the industry deals with falling prices. The drop in price for corn, crude oil and ethanol has resulted in reduced revenues for the ethanol industry this year, prompting three of the state's 32 ethanol plants to file for bankruptcy...
Hawkeye women secure mythical state championship (12/24/08)
DES MOINES - A barrage of three-point field goals, four coming from senior Wendy Ausdmore, helped the University of Iowa women's basketball team dominate in-state rival Drake, 71-53, inside the Knapp Center on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, Iowa (7-4 overall) completed a sweep of all Division I in-state basketball opponents to claim the mythical state championship...
Cyclones pass final test against Gophers (12/24/08)
AMES - The Iowa State women's basketball team passed its last final of the semester with flying colors, earning a 58-42 win over Minnesota Sunday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum. With the win, Iowa State improved to 8-2 and 4-0 at home. The Cyclone defense forced 26 Golden Gopher miscues, the most turnovers by an Iowa State opponent in over eight seasons. ...
ISU hires Paul Rhoads as football coach (12/24/08)
AMES (AP) - Iowa State had pinned all its hopes on Gene Chizik, which was why his jump to Auburn after just two seasons was such a kick in the gut for the cellar-dwelling Cyclones. Judging by the passion native Iowan Paul Rhoads showed upon being introduced as Chizik's replacement, Iowa State at least has someone who is less likely to wander...
Drake enjoys the line life for a 60-43 win (12/24/08)
DES MOINES - In a brutal and physical game, the Drake Bulldogs prevailed over the University of Iowa, 60-43, inside the Knapp Center on Saturday night in men's basketball. The Hawkeyes had a week off before facing Drake and they had a tough time matching and adjusting to the Bulldog intensity...
Local blues band returns to festival (12/24/08)
Get Tom Gary on stage, and the passion for the music pours out. He and his bandmates rip through classic blues and tight, original stuff with a jumping beat. Away from the footlights, the resident bluesman is so laid back you can hardly stand it. He claims to have formed his latest group, the Tom Gary Blues Band, out of "boredom," and says the foursome isn't big on a lot of rehearsal - in fact, their performance schedule is structured mainly by the agrarian calendar - bass player Don Demers farms near Truesdale.. ...
Funeral Arrangements (12/24/08)
Irene D. Larson Irene D. Larson, age 101, of Albert City, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at the Pleasant View Home in Albert City. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Albert City. Interment will be the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in rural Albert City. The Sliefert Funeral Home of Albert City is in charge of the arrangements...
Mini Editorial (12/24/08)
Christmas censorship The recent holiday concert at St. Mary's inspired many smiles, as a tiny preschool girl played Mary with a baby doll. And the Miracle on Lake Avenue again featured children playing Mary and Joseph, angels and shepherds. It is only upon further reflection that we realize that such events touch us in part because they are becoming more and more rare...
Glawe's Outlook (12/24/08)
Christmas on the farm 'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the farm, Not a creature was stirring, they were huddled in the barn. The mercury in Iowa had dropped well below zero Who could get excited about seeing the holiday hero? The stockings were hung on the fence posts with care,...