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Stories from Monday, January 12, 2009

Immunization clinic to start up Tuesday (01/12/09)
Before the Prevnar vaccine came out, Bogue says infections from it caused about 700 cases of meningitis, 13,000 blood infections, about 5 million ear infections and about 200 deaths every year in the United States in children under the age of five...
Swedish artist shares his passion with students at BVU (01/12/09)
A "creativist-artist," Strandh has taught art for a number of years in schools and at his studio located in Uppsla, 50 miles north of Stockholm. It was destiny that BVU professor Tim McDaniel, who had the opportunity to teach at Uppsla University in 2007 as a Wythe Award winner, stopped in at Strandh's studio. ...
Smoking drops 22%; programs helping SL smokers to kick habit (01/12/09)
"Everybody did it back then. Over time, we learned more about the consequences, but a lot of us were hooked and just kept on doing it." Beth stopped during her pregnancies, but afterward went right back to her guilty pleasure. "I was pretty paranoid about it - working in a hospital, I didn't want people to smell smoke on me, so I basically hid it. You have to have two coats - 'my smoke coat and my church coat.' A lot of people never even knew I smoked, because I was pretty ashamed of it."...
Benefit to aid tractor-train crash survivor Nate Frank (01/12/09)
The benefit will be held at Lobos Dining Room in Schaller beginning at 5:30 p.m. An auction will also follow the benefit and proceeds from the benefit and auction will help pay for medical expenses. BBQ pork, salads and drinks will be served. Anyone who'd like to donate items for the auction are encouraged to bring them to the Schaller Telephone Office...
King claims Obama plan is 'bloated' (01/12/09)
"The federal government is bloated, inefficient and spends too much of your hard-earned money. Not coincidentally, the federal government is also the largest employer in America. Now President-elect Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi want more of your hard-earned taxpayer dollars to pay for more unneeded government workers," the area's Congressman said...
Commercial-maker hopes to win $1 million 'Crashing' Super Bowl (01/12/09)
Five film-maker's efforts out of 2,000 entries have been named finalists in the snack company's "Crash the Super Bowl" competition. "It is amazing and such an honor to know that one of our entries has been selected," Jeff Bartsch, a 29 year old graduate of Newell-Fonda High School, said in a phone interview from Los Angeles this week...
CAASA requests $5K from BV County (01/12/09)
In addition she says they cut two full time administrative and one part time advocacy staff person in the past year. "We've seen an increase in the need of our services," says Dean. In the first six months of 2008, CAASA saw 336 new clients. CAASA is requesting $5,000 for fiscal year 2010 from the County, up $500 from what they requested and received in the past fiscal year to help continue providing services...
Web paper describes SL: 'the middle of nowhere, Iowa' (01/12/09)
The well-known "Internet Newspaper" and its columnist Meagan Carberry this week recounts her team's visit to Storm Lake to attend a speech by former president Bill Clinton last year. She spoke of "weathered western roads," "a tiny middle school gym," a failed attempt by the Californians in Ugg boots and bejeweled sunglasses to fit in with the "locals," and a "bizarre and disproportionate number of tanning salons around town."...
BVRMC income beats expense: 2007-08 audit (01/12/09)
An audit report on the medical center was released this week, showing that BVRMC took in unrestricted operating income of $34.2 million for the fiscal year ending June 30 - a 5.29 percent increase over the previous year. In addition to patient payments, the facility took in over $850,000 in investment income and almost $350,000 from county tax revenue...
Attitude is key to enjoying life (01/12/09)
"However, attitude seems to play a role in whether someone enjoys life." Rosenboom suggests asking some questions to identify your own general attitude toward life. n Are you basically happy and content with who you are? n Are you happy with your work, your home and your relationships?...
Art & Soul - Teenage artists bring out their best for Witter's Scholastic Art Show (01/12/09)
"I've been drawing since I was really little," the Storm Lake High School junior says. "Creating something with my hands has always appealed to me - just being able to pull something out of my imagination and to put it down and share it." Inspired by the anime and manga animation--based art styles that originated in Japan, Alex's stark images jump off the wall, the eyes of his characters riviting passers-by. ...
Celebrate the women of rural America at the 5th Annual women in Denim conference Jan. 23-24 (01/12/09)
The early bird rate of $25 applies until Jan. 15; full fee of $40 will be charged for registrations coming in after Jan. 15. The cost will include: The presenters are some of the very best including Janelle Guericke of Midwest Grain Marketing, Kathy Peterson (keynote speaker) of Peopleworks, Inc., Image consultant and author Jill Swanson, George Moriarty or Iowa Farm Business Association, Master Gardener Kathy Kapitan, dermatologist Dr. ...
How much is that doggie in the window? (01/12/09)
Long, long ago (way back in the fifties), a popular singer named Patti Page recorded a song that became her fourth recording to top the charts in five years. That song was How Much Is That Doggie In the Window? At the time, the song seemed like a sweet and harmless message, and it soon became the unofficial anthem for the pet industry. ...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (01/12/09)
Juvenile arrested for assaulting Fareway employee in parking lot While speaking with the driver identified as a 16 year old male of Lakeside, IA police were advised that the driver had just allegedly assaulted another subject in the parking lot at the Fareway Store...
Could Iowa lose a house seat? (01/12/09)
Latham formerly represented the Storm Lake area, however, Iowa's Congressional map was significantly changed in 2000's round of redistricting and his Alexander home wound up in the 4th District. Fifth District fellow Republican Congressman Steve King says he's heard a number of analysts boldly predict that Iowa would lose a seat and he says others have said they're not certain. "I want to see the numbers before I draw a conclusion," he says...
Iowa lawmakers keep commitment to renewable energy (01/12/09)
. But a Republican legislative leader said the fund should face the same scrutiny as other areas of the budget when the Legislature convenes Jan. 12. Slumping tax revenue already has forced Gov. Chet Culver to order a 1.5 percent across-the-board cut in state spending for the fiscal year that ends June 30. In addition, the governor has ordered $180 million in cuts for the current year...
No more resident pets at Spencer Public Library (01/12/09)
That two-year moratorium ended in November 2008. Thursday's discussion had all of the current board members mention they'd received telephone calls about this matter. Dennis Corcoran and his two daughters, Kelsey and Kimberly, showed up in person to relay they were not in favor of the Spencer Public Library housing another feline...
Tornado wrestlers split at Sheldon duals (01/12/09)
Storm Lake vs. Sheldon 103 A. BAINBRIDGE (SH) TF 4:22 DYLAN TORNABANE (SL) 112 GABRIAL TORRES (SL) DEC 8-6 D.LOGAN (SH) 119 H. ADKINS (SH) PIN :48 BRIAN GOMEZ (SL)...
Hawks can't hold off #22 Minnesota (01/12/09)
"It was a hard-fought win for us," he said of No. 22 Minnesota's 52-49 victory over Iowa on Thursday night. "We had a tough time shooting the ball, but anytime you can get a win on the road in this league, it's a good win." Once conference play begins all wins are obviously good - but those that come away from home allow teams to make a run at a league title...
Beavers stay perfect in IIAC with 71-68 victory at Cornell (01/12/09)
Wagner, who surpassed his previous career-best of 27 points, finished 7-of-20 shooting from the field, while also sinking 13-of-14 attempts from the free-throw line. He also grabbed seven rebounds, dished out three assists, and committed just one turnover in 34 minutes. Fellow senior Matt Cleveland followed with 11 points and seven rebounds, while Travis Person chipped in with nine points, on 3-of-4 shooting from downtown...
BVU women return to action with win at Cornell (01/12/09)
Junior Margo Muhlbauer was the only Beaver to score in double figures, as she turned in 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting. Senior Katie Ebel followed with nine points, including a pair of three-pointers, while Katie Ernst and Melissa Sporrer each came off the bench to chip in with eight. Sporrer also hauled in a team-high five rebounds, with five others grabbing four. As a team, the Beavers out-rebounded the Rams, 43-33...
Beaver wrestlers off to take-down national duals tournament (01/12/09)
The Auggies last competed at the Dickinson State University Blue Hawk Classic in South Dakota. They crowned six champions and 18 place winners to claim victory at the Blue Hawk Classic. The Beavers try to improve from an 8th place showing in the Cornell College Matman Invitational. ...
Florida claims second national title in three years (01/12/09)
s. It was hardly a high-wattage matchup of Heisman winners - more a sloppy, choppy affair that the rough-and-tumble Tebow took over at the end. The style won't satisfy fans of Utah, Southern California and Texas, who all want to claim the top spot...
Mustangs hang on in double OT against Aurelia (01/12/09)
Neither team disappointed as Aurelia and Newell-Fonda battled back through regulation and two overtimes before a winner was declared. Late free-throw misses nearly haunted the Mustangs, but they were able to hold on for the 73-68 decision. The see-saw regulation saw the Bulldogs trailing by five with under a minute to play. ...
Cold spells plague SL girls in loss to high-ranked Indians (01/12/09)
Katie Blum's aggressive play and 10 points led Storm Lake, which suffered its first conference loss in a tight three-way race with Spirit Lake and Spencer. The Tornadoes, playing their third ranked opponent of the week, got off to an icy start. They trailed 14-7 at the end of the first quarter as the Indians' big post standout Amber Kirschbaum poured in eight points in the first three minutes. The Indians extended the lead to 21-9 before a late Storm Lake flurry closed it to 22-16 at the half...
Indians hold of Storm Lake for first Lakes win, 59-49 (01/12/09)
The two teams are facing mirror challenges to date in the season, both young and fielding no players taller than 6'3" as they struggle to stay out of the Lakes Conference cellar. Spirit Lake got on the scoreboard first, and the teams played even from there, swapping the lead for a 13-11 Indians edge at the end of the first quarter...
N-F girls cruise past Aurelia (01/12/09)
The Bulldog girls came out strongly and only trailed 16-9 halfway through the first, but the second ranked Mustangs closed on a 6-0 run to make it 22-9 after one. The Newell-Fonda defense kicked it up a notch in the second and gave Aurelia fits in the back court as they took converted several easy baskets en route to a 41-15 halftime advantage and eventual 77-33 final score...
Ruby Whiting Sept. 13, 1920 - Jan. 9, 2009 (01/12/09)
Ruby Arlene White was born Sept. 13, 1920, at Washta, the daughter of Thomas Charles and Marguerite (Diefenbach) White. She attended Grand Meadow School, graduating in 1937. Ruby then attended Business College in Sioux City for two years. Ruby worked for four years in Washington DC in a Military Intelligence office. ...
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR - Smoking Ban May Become a Joke (01/12/09)
Zip. Zero. Nada. It is in fact more likely that Britney Spears will become a nun this year than it is that you will get a $50 bust for sparking up in public. To be honest, there aren't enough cops anywhere to enforce such a law equitably, even if we wanted our police to be tied up doing such a thing. Nobody particularly wants the court and collections system mucked up with tobacco scofflaws either...
GUEST EDITORIAL - Opening a new chapter (01/12/09)
Some of us are not enjoying the fact that we will be a whole half of a century old, but there are some of us that look forward to a new chapter. Where do I fit in? I am looking forward to the changing of the decades only for the fact that with the forties came my declining eyesight, declining hearing; declining health in general. For that very reason I am embracing my fifties...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Volunteer for CASA... for life (01/12/09)
For instance, you might be planning to get more exercise, eat healthier foods, play brain-stimulating games or take a community education class to improve your brain health. Another proven method of brain training is volunteering for a worthwhile cause. ...