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Stories from Monday, January 5, 2009

Winter: Keep your dog cozy as the temp drops (01/05/09)
Winter has definitely arrived, and it is EXTREMELY cold this year in Iowa, with snow already piled high in many places. Even though we enjoy looking at the "Winter Wonderland," this season of freezing temperatures and numbing wetness poses many dangers for our four footed companions. Please follow some common sense rules to help your pets remain happy and healthy during these cold months...
Aurelia district keeping open mind on talks with Alta and Cherokee (01/05/09)
A two-way sharing proposal from the Alta School District is coming their way. Next week informal talks between two Aurelia board members and two members from the Cherokee board, along with administrators, will be held on how those two districts could help each other...
Library hopes for grant in multicultual campaign (01/05/09)
They are seeking $60,000, the maximum possible amount, in a grant program provided by the International City/County Managment Association. The program is designed to strengthen the relationship between city governments and libraries. Locally, Library Director Misty Gray says funds would be used to sponsor activities and projects to serve the diverse population of the city - realizing goals for both the library board and as set in the council's recent strategy session...
BVRMC, CarePages help keep young cancer patient in touch (01/05/09)
As a young woman, she had empathy for each patient she encountered in her nurses training at Briar Cliff University but did not plan on such a close up and personal opportunity to see things from their perspective. Last March when Tawny was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, her life became a whirlwind of new health-related conversations and activities as well as a host of new emotions...
'Santa' left an economic present at Odebolt diner (01/05/09)
Caroll has operated her business for 11 years; she's feeling the economic pinch that other small area businesses feel. On the frigid day of Dec. 19, she had served the breakfast and lunch crowds and locked the doors at the usual 1:30, staying to prepare for the next day's meals as usual, when a gentleman stopped by looking for something to eat...
More Iowans are food insecure; ISU Extension Researchers look for answers (01/05/09)
"Many families across the state don't have regular access to nutritious food," said Kimberly Greder, an ISU Extension family life specialist and associate professor of human development and family studies. "There are several compounding factors that can cause food insecurity, that we are still trying to understand."...
Iowa considers ban on junk food in schools (01/05/09)
The Iowa Board of Education is considering new rules that target the vending machine and snack bars that have become popular options to traditional school lunches. They also have become money makers, accounting for about half of food sales in schools...
Have you ever eaten a Fried Egg Sundae or Storm Lake Shore Boil? (01/05/09)
Today's tour is Delectable Delights - some of the tastiest places to visit around the region. ICE CREAM CAPITOL OF THE WORLD Visitors Center, Highway 60, LeMars Today, more ice cream is produced in Le Mars, Iowa by a single company than any other city in the world!...
Information sought in Dyno's robbery (01/05/09)
At approximately 5:38 am on Thursday, Jan. 1, the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the Dyno's Convenience Store located at the intersection of East Lakeshore Drive and Flindt Drive in reference to a robbery. Upon arrival of police they met with the clerk who told police that two Hispanic males had entered the store and when one retrieved a bottle of beer the clerk told him he could not sell it to him. ...
Party turns wild, police give chase (01/05/09)
Officers found themselves on the scene of an apparant underage drinking party that quickly became a wild scene. Officers encountered a large crowd, and gave chase on foot as several people tried to flee. Police observed people jumping from windows, some bleeding from a previous fight. Several of the subjects tried to fight with the officers and resisted arrest...
POLICE BLOTTER (01/05/09)
Reference to wanted subject leads to arrest of four people Upon arrival police knocked on the door and reportedly a wanted person came to a window but allegedly refused to open the front door. Police, after several attempts to get the person to open the door, forced open the door and entered the home...
Newell Children's Center seeks funding from County for training (01/05/09)
. However Monson says, $2,700 is only about half of what they anticipate they'll need for training their staff of ten and says this training has been a costly expense to the daycare center. "This really adds up and puts a strain on our budget," says Monson...
Santa's Castle has another great year (01/05/09)
Four and five generations of families came together to enjoy the "Nutcracker" displays. Over 900 pictures were taken with Santa on the new digital camera equipment set up by Rebnords Technology. There were over a 1000 hours of volunteer time used to run things smoothly, taking tickets and taking pictures! Without these dedicated volunteers, the experience of Santa's Castle would not happen...
2008 tornadoes deadliest since 1968 (01/05/09)
According to state records, the dozen deaths in 2008 are the highest total since 1968. The 2008 tornado season also matched 2001 for the second-most twisters in a year at 105. Among the tornadoes was an EF5 storm that tore through Parkersburg on May 25, spinning a 43-mile path through three counties and killing eight people. Less than a month later there was an EF3 tornado that struck the Little Sioux Boy Scout camp killing four scouts and injuring 48 others from Iowa and Nebraska...
Early ice causes concern for wild game (01/05/09)
Preliminary information from the National Climatic Data Center through Dec. 29 shows that Iowa has received an average of 18 inches of snow since Dec 1, while several northeast Iowa towns have seen 20 to 30 inches of snow already this winter. Todd Bogenschutz, upland wildlife biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR), said he is most concerned about the ice covering a larger portion of the state. ...
'Cy' - and NW Iowa student - named world's top mascot (01/05/09)
Cy triumphed in online voting by fans around the world over fellow finalist Thundar of North Dakota State. Iowa State student Brent Behrens again donned his Cy suit after receiving a call late this week to fly down to Orlando for the New Year's Day Capital One Bowl game between Michigan State and Georgia. The senior from Carroll majoring in communications studies and speech communication said it was a great afternoon...
Survey: Recession will worsen in the months ahead (01/05/09)
The overall index for the region's Mid-America Business Conditions survey fell to 33 in December from November's record low of 37.8. Any score below 50 on the index, which ranges between 0 and 100, indicates a contracting economy over the next three to six months...
Sac County 4-H awards ceremony held (01/05/09)
Youth were recognized for their work over the past year in 4-H. Special County Awards were given to those who had superior record keeping systems. Club award winners were: Grant Anderson, Trevor Aschinger, Lexie Berry, Tanner Berry, Ty Brotherson, Abby Clark, Alexis Cook, Damon Cook, Lexie Corrin, Renae Drey, Tyler Ehrp, Makayla Ernst, Sydney Ernst, Elizabeth Feilmeier, Grace Feilmeier, Hannah Feilmeier, Jordan Fischer, Riley Fischer, Austin Goettsch, Kyle Hatch, Aubrey Houska, Lauren Houska, Heidi Hunziker, Morgan Hurd, Derek Huser, Hannah Huser, Nicole Huser, Kent Irwin, Emily Jepsen, Evan Jepsen, Isaac Jepsen, Emily Kenny, Jason Kenny, Joe Kenny, Zach Kenny, Ben Kolbe, Kyle Kolbe, Brandon Langbein, Nicole Langbein, Devin Mentzer, Jack Mentzer, Carter Niehaus, Tiffany Olerich, Kacie Partridge, Courtney Paysen, Riley Paysen, Justice Pedersen, Samuel Pek, Alex Pickhinke, Jonathon Pickhinke, Kristin Pickhinke, Tyler Pickhinke, Tonya Ramsey, Stacey Robley, Hannah Schmidt, Lexi Schmidt, Samuel Scott, Maggie Steinkamp, Fallon Vauble, and Tiffany Vauble.. ...
US 20 Association meets on highway expansion (01/05/09)
. The agenda calls for the US 20 Association to discuss plans for the upcoming Transportation Day at the Capitol scheduled for January 28 in Des Moines. The Association will join with other highway coalitions to lobby lawmakers to fully fund TIME 21, legislation designed to increase monies available for road construction and maintenance projects...
BVU women's basketball hangs on for 82-76 win at Waldorf (01/05/09)
Junior Aubrey Hauswirth turned in her first double-double of the year, scoring 18 points, on 5-of-5 shooting from the field and 7-of-8 at the free-throw line, to go along with 10 rebounds. Senior Jenn Schumann turned in 14 points to go along with five rebounds, three steals, and two blocked shots. As a team, BVU shot 56.5 percent from the field, including 58.3 percent in the second half alone. It made just 4-of-11 three-point attempts, but did sink 26-of-35 shots from the free-throw line...
Beavers pick up 9th, 10th wins of the year (01/05/09)
Senior Andre Wagner, who was one of two Beavers named to the All-Tournament Team, led the way with 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting. Fellow senior Matt Cleveland was also named to the All-Tournament Team with 12 points and five rebounds. Travis Person chipped in with nine points and a team-high six rebounds, while Kyle Stribe and Brian Fogleman each finished with eight points...
Cyclones cruise to 67-49 win over Mercer (01/05/09)
The win improves ISU's record to 9-4, as the Cyclones held the Bears to a season-opponent-low 49 points. ISU is now 22-0 in the McDermott era when keeping its opponent to 60 points or below. "It's getting better," ISU head coach Greg McDermott said. ...
Peyton Manning voted AP's NFL MVP (01/05/09)
The Indianapolis Colts quarterback was a landslide winner Friday in balloting by a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the NFL. Manning also was the league MVP in 2003, when he shared it with Tennessee quarterback Steve McNair, and in 2004...
Iowa men's basketball team comes up short with second-half rally (01/05/09)
Iowa is 10-4 overall, 0-1 in the league; Ohio State improved to 10-1, 1-0. The Hawkeyes were on fire all game shooting 23 of 44 (52.2 percent) from the floor and 14 of 28 (50 percent) from three-point range. They also had 16 assists with 14 turnovers. Ohio State shot just as well, making an identical 23 of 44 from the field and 9 of 15 (60 percent) from long range...
Miami's Pennington wins second comeback award (01/05/09)
For the second time in three years, Pennington is NFL Comeback Player of the Year and the first player in the 11 seasons of the award to win it twice. This time, Pennington was coming back from being benched in New York last season. Two years ago, Pennington returned from two rotator cuff operations and led the Jets to the playoffs to grab the honors...
Mark Sanchez passes USC to 38-24 Rose Bowl victory (01/05/09)
Mark Sanchez passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns, USC dominated on defense and the fifth-ranked Trojans beat up No. 6 Penn State 38-24 Thursday in the Rose Bowl. Penn State coach Joe Paterno watched from the press box, where he's been for most of the season because of hip problems. He couldn't have liked what he saw. At one point in the first half, the TV camera caught him shaking his head as USC (12-1) rolled to a 31-7 lead...
Iowa enjoys an Outback rout, 31-10; Hawkeyes win nine games for the fourth time in the last seven seasons (01/05/09)
It marked the fourth time in the last seven seasons that Iowa (9-4 overall) finished a season with nine or more victories. South Carolina retires 7-6. It is also the 12th time in school history that the Hawkeyes have won nine or more games in a season...
Harrell sets NCAA career TD mark, Texas Tech falls (01/05/09)
Harrell tied, then broke the record Friday with four scoring passes in the Cotton Bowl against Mississippi. The record-setting 132nd touchdown pass was a 2-yard slant to star receiver Michael Crabtree early in the second quarter. Harrell passed the record held by Colt Brennan of Hawaii, who had 131 from 2005 to 2007...
Rembrandt's Hondo's to move to Sioux Rapids in Jan. (01/05/09)
. He and his wife have owned the mainstreet business since 1996. He says he plans to keep a Rembrandt presence in his showroom as he allows his neighboring businesses in Rembrandt to advertise in his new store. "You'll never take the Rembrandt out of me," he says. ...
Gain the advantage at ISU's Crop Advantage Series (01/05/09)
Iowa State University Extension will hold a Crop Advantage Series meeting in Spirit Lake on January 14, 2009. The location will be the Dickinson County Community building. Registration begins at 9:30 and the program will adjourn at 3:30. This Crop Advantage Series meeting is being hosted by Paul Kassel, Extension Field Agronomist. This meeting is one of thirteen Crop Advantage Series meetings that will be held by ISU Extension in Iowa from Jan. 5-29, 2009...
Strawhorse: Miracle on Main Street (01/05/09)
"People kept saying how they missed it," says Wenell. He said talk began around town about what it might take to reopen the gift shop. By August paperwork was started after a group of ladies decided to invest in the business and reopen it. Wenell said there was nothing left in the shop after it was sold at an auction so the ladies say they had to start over from scratch. ...
Ingrid J. Koss (01/05/09)
Ingrid J. Koss, age 70, of Storm Lake, died on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at Buena Vista Manor care center in Storm Lake. Funeral services for Mrs. Koss were held on Friday, Jan. 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
It was a Christmas to remember (01/05/09)
Just as we have within the past three years, my husband and I take my eldest daughter's eldest daughter to the Christmas Eve children's program at church, along with my husband's son. It's a wonderful tradition that I hope continues for many more years. ...
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR (01/05/09)
One has to read the local crime blotter with a certain amount of amazement sometimes. People embezzling from their workplace in long and complicated fashion, creating and executing exacting forgery schemes, hacking, brewing up powerful chemical-reaction drugs in an attic or car trunk, programming some internet-based scam to take advantage of others, inventing or pilfering new identities complete with all the necessary IDs to *poofa new human being out of thin air...