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Stories from Tuesday, February 10, 2009

City ramps up for Census, feels population undercounted (02/10/09)
The Census Bureau is gearing up for its massive counting effort in the area, and the City of Storm Lake plans to add some muscle to make sure the official population count is as steep as it possibly can be. "The Census count determines quite a few things. ...
SLMS Jazz Band number 1 (02/10/09)
The Storm Lake Middle School Jazz Band placed first in Class 3A/4A at the NW Iowa Bandmasters District Jazz Band Festival held in Sioux City Tuesday, Feb. 3. Several students were honored for receiving outstanding soloist awards. They were Chyann Smith- alto sax, Grace Freking- tenor sax, Max Lalone- bari sax, Jesse Luedtke- trombone, Jay Grant- trumpet, and Geoff Converse- piano. ...
Education Briefs (02/10/09)
Drey, Gerodias to perform in Morningside play Tyrel Drey, son of Steve and Jean Drey, Storm Lake, and Andrew Gerodias, son of Ellen Gerodias, Laurens and Roland Gerodias, Storm Lake, are members of the cast for the upcoming Morningside College theatre-department production of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth"...
Pilot sweeps 17 major INA, AP news awards (02/10/09)
The Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune again claimed major honors in both the Iowa Newspaper Association 2009 Better Newspapers Contest and in the Associated Press 2009 Newswriting Awards. Honorees in both events were announced Friday night in Des Moines. The 11 top awards presented to the Pilot-Tribune in the INA awards include:...
Study of BV, Lakes area labor market begins (02/10/09)
Plans are underway to complete a labor availability study (sometimes knows as a laborshed survey) for the Iowa Lakes Corridor region representing Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet Counties. The study will assist local and potential new businesses in better understanding the area's labor force and its characteristics, announced Kathy Evert, President of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation...
Prom dress sale raises funds for family of 3-year-old fighting leukemia (02/10/09)
Ava Simonsen's dream is to meet Cinderella; the 3-year-old loves playing princess. The daughter of Derek and Rachel Simonsen, Cherokee, was diagnosed with acute leukemia on Oct. 6 and has been undergoing treatment at an Omaha, Neb. hospital. Friends and family have been creative in helping raise funds to help defray the medical costs. Taking Ava's love for dressing up into account, her aunt Valerie (Perrin) Cronin came up with "Ava's Dress Sale" - just in time for prom season...
SL police set records for calls, miles, youth arrests (02/10/09)
Storm Lake Police officers saw a decrease in several key areas of violent crime such as sexual abuse, homicide, robberies, burglaries and assaults in 2008, but saw troublesome increases in societal crimes like drug trafficking, suicide attempts, domestic conflicts, child abuse, vandalism and a record high for youth truancy...
A Touch of Broadway enters 8th season (02/10/09)
A Touch of Broadway, a group of touring performers from the B.V. Community Theatre at the Roxy in Alta, was formed in the fall of 2001. The original intent of the group was to perform a few shows for private parties during the holiday season. With over 137 performances and nine different show later, the group is still going strong and is in its eighth season. ...
Engagements (02/10/09)
Kruse and Wenell to wed Randy and Julie Kruse along with Doug and Sue Wenell are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children Tiffanie Kruse to Chad Wenell. Tiffanie is a 1998 graduate of Newell-Fonda and a 2001 graduate of Hawkeye Community College. ...
Upcoming Events (02/10/09)
Mass time change at St. Mary's Parish St. Mary's Parish, Storm Lake, will be adding a 6 p.m. Sunday mass beginning Sunday, Feb. 8. This mass will be held in Spanish. The public is welcome to attend this and any mass held at St. Mary's at 320 Seneca Street...
Storm Lake Public Library events (02/10/09)
Homeschool Program The Homeschool Program at the Storm Lake Public Library will be on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 2:30 p.m. The topic will be Scandinavia. The Friends of the Storm Lake Public Library sponsor this free children's program. Internet Genealogy Club...
State inspectors probe plant that employed mentally disabled (02/10/09)
DES MOINES - State inspectors have shut down a building that housed mentally disabled men brought from Texas to work in a West Liberty turkey processing plant. The Des Moines Register reported in a copyrighted story on Sunday that the state investigation focuses on Henry's Turkey Service, the Texas-based company that has employed dozens of mentally disabled men to work in the meat-processing plant since the 1970s...
Oil filter recycling legislation now in effect (02/10/09)
Effective Feb. 4, retailers selling oil filters in Iowa are required to accept used oil filters from customers or post notice of the nearest location where used oil filters are accepted for recycling. According to the law, businesses that generate used oil filters or accept used oil filters from customers are not allowed to dispose of the filters in the regular trash and must source separate the filters for recycling...
SL's Ehlers honored for 23 years of 4-H innovations; legacy fund begins (02/10/09)
Honored for dedicated and outstanding community education, Carol Ehlers, Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Field Specialist in Northwest Iowa was awarded the Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Director's Award recently at the 2008 Extension Awards Convocation in Ames. From crop scouts, to robotics to consumer management, Ehlers of Storm Lake was honored for innovative program development and reaching new audiences through 4-H Clubs...
SL swimmers finish 7th at districts (02/10/09)
FORT DODGE - The Storm Lake boys' swim team took part in district meet action in Fort Dodge Saturday and finished seventh overall. State powerhouse Ames stole the show, far and away earning first place with 399 total points. Second place Carroll only managed 175. The Little Cyclones have spent nearly the entire season in the top three ranked in the top three...
Beavers improve to 20-2 with win over Rams (02/10/09)
STORM LAKE - Matt Cleveland turned in his fourth double-double of the season, scoring a team-high 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, including four free-throws and two key rebounds during the game's final 16 seconds, to help lift the Buena Vista men's basketball team to a thrilling 79-74 victory against visiting Cornell College (16-6, 9-4 IIAC) on Saturday evening...
Cyclones to send four to districts (02/10/09)
SIOUX RAPIDS - The Alta Cyclones' wrestling team took a fourth place overall finish at the regional meet in Sioux Rapids Saturday, and they were able to advance four competitors on to this Saturday's district qualifiers. Graettinger-Terril took top honors Saturday, totaling 206 points. The Knights had five wrestlers crowned champion and another two earn runner-up honors...
2009 Girls' Hoops Regional Preview (02/10/09)
Mustangs dash towards state Some say the best offense is a good defense, others that the best defense is a good offense. Whatever the case, the Newell-Fonda girls appear to be set. The Mustangs are certainly living up to their name as their fast and furious defense has come up 447 steals on the season, or nearly 24 per game. That ranks second in all classes. That relentless defense has only fueled the Mustangs' all-out attack that averages 76.2 points per game, also second best in all classes...
Mama Mia! ABBA is back (02/10/09)
Just the ticket for Valentine's Day - enjoy the timeless music of ABBA performed by tribute band Arrival from ABBA's homeland of Sweden, featuring original band members. Put on your platforms and pearls and come out for a unique performance that pairs Arrival with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra for one show only!...
On Stage (02/10/09)
'Art' play this week at BVU The Buena Vista University theatre production of "ART" will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 11-14 in the new BVU Art Gallery in the Social Sciences & Art Hall. The serio-comic play by Yasmina Reza is about three friends and their reaction to one of them buying an expensive piece of art and the emotional fallout from the stress it places on their friendships. The play raises questions about the nature of art, friendship, loyalty and language...
Funeral Arrangements (02/10/09)
Eggo "Swede" Bulten April 12, 1929 - Feb. 4, 2009 Eggo "Swede" Bulten, 79, of Early, following many years of health setbacks and struggles, moved on to eternal rest on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake...
Letters to the Editor (02/10/09)
Education Beyond the Keyboard So, when do those school computers actually replace the school? "But they are useless. They can only give you answers." - Pablo Picasso, on computers Newell-Fonda Superintendent Jeff Dicks tells an interesting story of how a parent came up to him at an open house after the district became the first in Iowa to launch a grant program that provides every student with an Apple laptop to use constantly at school and home...
Glawe's Outlook (02/10/09)
A big city adventure I had an interesting adventure on Friday. I drove to Des Moines to attend the Iowa Newspaper Association Convention and Awards Ceremony. Travelling that far away alone and in such unfamiliar territory is something that I did often when I was 20-something but now nearly 50, the thought terrifies me...
Readers Respond (02/10/09)
Shelter from the storm From LYNN AND ED FALLON / Des Moines Iowa faces a pressing challenge: how to meet the needs of Polk County's 10,000 homeless residents. Building a new facility for the homeless has been a work in progress for over two years. ...