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Stories from Tuesday, February 24, 2009

SL Schools Foundation plans a new prom fair event (02/24/09)
The fair will feature gently used dresses, shoes, jewelry, and purses. There is no charge for the items, and the event is open to all area girls. Participants able to do so may consider a contribution to the Storm Lake School District Foundation. To make this event a success, donations are needed. ...
Clough retires from Santa's Castle after five seasons (02/24/09)
. Clough says she decided it was time to hand the reigns over to someone else this year but says all the children she met over the years will always hold a special place in her heart. "I got to make magic in that job. It was an experience I'll never forget," she says...
Grassley defends vote against stimulus bill (02/24/09)
"Let's divide it into three or four parts. The tax provisions, about 35 percent of it, mostly pretty good. I could have made it better, but... I could have voted for it based on it," the senator said in an interview. "The second part is what you call stimulus. ...
Chicago stand-ups return to area (02/24/09)
"Chicago-style" comedy is a term created by the group and offers a unique, fresh approach to humor. Each comedian - unique in his or her own comic style - performs comic relief while playing off the quips delivered by the other comedians. All four comics appear onstage simultaneously and perform as if they are participating in a friendly, jocular conversation...
Union bill: you could cut tension with a knife (02/24/09)
The unions have four bills that they have been pushing since the Democrats gained control of both houses of the legislature and the governorship. These issues are prevailing wage, collective bargaining, employee choice under workmen's comp, and Right to Work...
Pennies for Parkersburg (02/24/09)
They are inching their way to the goal by taking part in the school-wide friendly competition each day and bringing in pennies (as well as other coins and dollars.) Their donation will be matched by a playground equipment company. The AC-T students saw for themselves the devastation of the tornado that roared through the small community last year, by way of a video. ...
College Night to be held at SLHS March 12 (02/24/09)
Representatives from approximately 65 colleges, schools, and branches of the military will be in attendance. The purpose of the program is to give high school students and their parents an opportunity to discuss admission requirements, housing, financial aid, scholarships, internships, and specific majors...
Expert digs deeper into prehistoric NW Iowa (02/24/09)
With a powerful new tool at hand, and a treasure trove of tantilizing clues, Jason Titcomb hopes to delve further back than ever before into the misty prehistoric past of the local area. After a couple of years of fundraising, the Sanford Museum and the Northwest Chapter of the Iowa Archeological Society has raised the necessary $20,000 to purchase a "remote sensor" device to detect magnetic energy in the earth, which can help to find and map ancient villages hidden feet below ground level for centuries.. ...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (02/24/09)
Fight at middle school leads to charges on two juveniles On Friday, Feb. 20, at approximately 8:10 am the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the Storm Lake Middle School in reference to a fight. Upon arrival of police they were advised that a fight had just occurred between a 12 year old male of Storm Lake and a 14 year old male of Storm Lake in the school. The fight had been broken up and the students were escorted to the administrative offices...
Storm Lake, BVU host MS Honor Band Festival (02/24/09)
Membership to the 100 plus-member middle school band (grades 7 and 8) and the 100 plus-member honor band (grades 9-12) were selected on the basis of nominations submitted by their school band directors. Thirty school districts are participating in this years festival that include schools from Iowa, and Nebraska. ...
Kempfert and Koskovich to wed (02/24/09)
b. Brad is a 2006 graduate of Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn. with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology. He is currently a sales associate at Great Plains International. Erin will be graduating this May from Morningside College in Sioux City with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing...
Aerobatics competition coming to Spencer (02/24/09)
An air show is fun. An aerobatics competition is serious fun. The half-loops, rolls and spins are still in, but a panel of judges replaces the trails of smoke when the International Aerobatic Club (IAC) brings a sanctioned, major-regional event -- the Doug Yost Challenge -- to Spencer for the first time...
Beavers wrap up regular season with win over Luther (02/24/09)
DECORAH - The Buena Vista men's basketball team sank six straight free-throws over the final 18 seconds and hung on against Luther College on Saturday afternoon, topping the Norse on the road, 69-61. Senior Andre Wagner led three Beavers in double figures with 15 points, as fellow seniors Matt Cleveland and Jon Millea chipped in with 13 and 10, respectively. ...
Stoelk's three lifts BVU to win over Luther (02/24/09)
DECORAH - Senior Courtney Stoelk buried a three-pointer with 2.2 seconds left in regulation to send the Buena Vista women's basketball team to a thrilling 69-66 road victory over Luther College (10-14, 9-7 IIAC). The win gives BVU a No. 4 seed into next week's Iowa Conference Tournament...
Reigning state champs end SL girls' run (02/24/09)
STORM LAKE - The Storm Lake girls' quest for a berth in next week's state tournament came to an unfortunate end Saturday night as the host Tornadoes fell to seventh-ranked Sioux City Bishop Heelan, 73-40. The defending 3A champion Crusaders led Storm Lake by just one after the first quarter of play (18-17), but a decisive second quarter saw Bishop Heelan outscore the Tornadoes 21-6, including a 12-0 run to end the half...
BVU track and field competes in UNI Dome Open (02/24/09)
CEDAR FALLS - The Buena Vista indoor track and field teams wrapped up its final competition prior to the IIAC Championships, by taking part in the UNI Dome Open on Friday. Several personal bests and even a few school records were set throughout the day from both teams. ...
Iowa polishes off Michigan in overtime, 70-60 (02/24/09)
IOWA CITY - A 7-0 run to jump-start overtime helped the University of Iowa men's basketball team finish off Michigan, 70-60, inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday afternoon. Iowa looked to Jake Kelly and Matt Gatens to help finish the job in the extra frame and it paid dividends for the Hawkeyes. Kelly and Gatens were the only UI players to score in overtime. Kelly had nine points and Gatens added five...
Mustang girls upset by Newman, season ends 1 game shy of State (02/24/09)
ALGONA - Newell-Fonda's sterling season ended in heartbreaking fashion Monday night as cold Mustang free throw shooting down the stretch and Mason City Newman's strength on the boards resulted in a 61-54 upset victory for the Knights. It was a barnburner struggle for a State Tournament berth, as the two teams traded the lead back and forth, paced by Newell-Fonda's Karina Overgaard and Newman's Holly Hinderman, who each poured in 16 points...
#1 Heelan ends SL boys' season 80-39 (02/24/09)
SIOUX CITY - Number one-ranked Bishop Heelan jumped all over the Storm Lake boys from the tip Monday night and cruised to a 80-39 win in a 3A District contest at "The Pit." It was a matchup of two shorthanded teams. Storm Lake played without senior Courtney Goodchild, out with a nagging knee injury, and Carsen Anderson, hobbled with a foot stress fracture. Heelan had only nine players, with one injury and four players out for disciplinary reasons...
Jose Flores Najera, Sr. (02/24/09)
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Eneida, and son Jose, Jr., daughter Alexandra and step-daughter Carla, his parents, sibling of Lerdo, Durango, Mexico and other relatives and friends in Mexico and the United States. Jose "Pepe" was a fun loving, happy, respectful person who worked hard to provide for his family. He spoke the English language well and he loved to garden and renovate houses...
Leona G. Shaw July 4, 1914 - Feb. 19, 2009 (02/24/09)
Funeral Services for Mrs. Shaw were held on Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Interment was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Sliefert Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of arrangements. Those who wish to send online messages of condolence to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com...
Does being gay disqualify you to save someone's life? So it seems... (02/24/09)
Would you like to donate blood today," the attendant sitting at the registration table asks. "Boy, would I!" you reply, excited to be able to help three (or six if you donate double units) of your fellow earth-dwellers. The attendant hands you a form with blanks for all of your vital information...
When there were no cell phones or computers (02/24/09)
I would also walk, yes walk, to my friend's house to see her and talk to her. When I was young and I wanted the attention of a friend during class, yes, that is something that will never change - there ARE things so earth shattering that they need to conveyed right now, before the bell rings and everyone sees each other in the hall - I passed notes. ...
READER'S RESPONSE (02/24/09)
Get your facts straight From JANINE DAVIS / Storm Lake I believe everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I just wish they would get the facts straight if they are going to make comments. My letter is in response to a recent [letter to the editor in the Pilot-Tribune.]...