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Stories from Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Flu outbreak continues to plague the region (03/03/09)
Influenza AH1 strain is currently one of the most common types of flu virus being seen across the U.S. this season, says Pam Bogue with Buena Vista County Public Health. This year it has hit some regions of Iowa particularly hard, especially a 17 county region including BV County. ...
City OK's $21m budget (03/03/09)
The Storm Lake City Council approved a 2009-2010 budget Monday evening with expenditures projected at nearly $21.3 million, up from less than $19.7 million estimated for fiscal 2008-09. Property tax revenue is estmated at $2.97 million for the coming year, up from $2.48 million for '09...
Local jobless rate climbs, but well below state and nation (03/03/09)
Buena Vista County's unemployment rate continues to slowly rise, although the jobless percentage remains below the state average. The unemployment rate in the county rose from 3.2 percent in November to 3.9 percent in December and 4.1 percent headed into February...
SLHS College Night set for March 12 (03/03/09)
All area high school juniors and their parents are invited to learn more about their college options at the annual Storm Lake High School College Night from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 in the Storm Lake High School Gym. Representatives from approximately 65 colleges, schools, and branches of the military will be in attendance. ...
Storm Lake HS ACE students to host career fair; area employers are invited to participate (03/03/09)
The Advanced Career Exploration students from Storm Lake High School, in partnership with KAYL/KKIA Radio, Iowa Central Community College, and Iowa Workforce Development, are inviting area employers to participate in an innovative approach to helping area businesses recruit new workers. ...
BVU challenges students to 'Walk a mile in my shoes' (03/03/09)
Buena Vista University will host a unique poverty simulation event March 13. Called, "Walk a Mile in My Shoes," it will attempt to share a bit of the emotion felt by those in need. The ACES event will be held 3-6 p.m. in Dows Conference Center. Anyone who would like to participate must RSVP in advance to schoenings@bvu.edu...
BV County Court to be closed several upcoming Fridays (03/03/09)
The entire Buena Vista County Court system will see many closures during the remaining fiscal year which ends on June 30. The closures on March 20, Apr. 10 and 24, May 8 and 22, June 5 and 19 are due to fiscal constraints in the Iowa Judicial District with the prospect of a de-appropriation of funds previously approved by the Iowa legislature for the current fiscal year. ...
Upcoming Events (03/03/09)
SLHS Speech Dept. to host Speakers' Cafe The Storm Lake High School Speech Department presents the Speakers' Cafe, Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m. in the high school media center and cafeteria. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Muffins and coffee will be served...
Anniversaries (03/03/09)
Wageners celebrate 70 years Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Wagener are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on March 5 with their children and family. Greetings may be sent to: 100 Parkview Dr. Storm Lake, IA. 50588
Senate back pedals as state economy burns (03/03/09)
This past year, Iowa suffered from historic floods and powerful tornados. The state's budget is in disarray because of irresponsible spending. The economy appears to be in full retreat. So the Senate decided its priority on Thursday was to spend the day debating the Bicycle Bill of Rights bill. Now that's great prioritization...
Northwest Iowa industry announces 171 layoffs (03/03/09)
Hydraulic cylinder manufacturer Rosenboom Machine & Tool on Thursday announced a second workforce reduction at its Spirit Lake and Sheldon locations. The layoff includes 65 temporary and 12 permanent layoffs in RMT's Sheldon facility and 75 temporary and 19 permanent layoffs at RMT Spirit Lake...
#7 Laurens-Marathon makes first trip to state in 46 years (03/03/09)
DENISON - The Laurens-Marathon boys' basketball team is state tournament-bound for the first time in nearly five decades following their 68-51 handling of Arcadia-Westside-Vail in the Class 1A substate final in Denison. For the third straight playoff game, the lethal Charger attack connected on over half of it's shot attempts. ...
9th ranked Beavers not among 60 teams vying for DIII crown (03/03/09)
STORM LAKE - The NCAA Division III men's tournament field was announced Monday morning with one glaring, local omission in the ninth-ranked Buena Vista men. Ranked among the top 11 teams in the country the entire season, reaching as high as fifth, the back to back Iowa Conference champions were notably absent from the 60-team tournament field despite finishing the season with an impressive 23-3 record...
2009 Girls' State Basketball Tournament roundup (03/03/09)
Class 1A AGWSR 40, New London 29 A pair of unbeatens squared off in the opening round of the Class 1A girl's state tournament action with #3 AGWSR and their top-ranked defense leading the Cougars over #6 New London, 40-29. Macy Ubben led the Cougars offensively, netting 19 points to go with nine rebounds. Cassidey Ringena and Jessica McDowell added nine points apiece...
'Dancers in Company' come to area (03/03/09)
One of the finest college based dance companies will come to the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre stage in Okoboji Saturday, April 25, with showtime ar 7:30 p.m. The University of Iowa's Dancers in Company return to the Lakes Art Center for an anwaly-entertaining show. ...
Pilot at the Movies (03/03/09)
Unborn: more laughs than scares The Kabbalah. Hot college students. An abandoned mental institution. Gary Oldman. Jogging. Twins. Nazi scientists. A suicidal mother. A lost blue mitten. What do these things have in common? They're all pieces in the convoluted mythology of "The Unborn."...
Funeral Arrangements (03/03/09)
James G. "Jim" Schmidt James G. "Jim" Schmidt, age 90, of Schaller, died Sunday, March 1, 2009 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, at the Schaller Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the Schaller Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Schaller is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (03/03/09)
Before you come to the house looking for a teenage girl, look here... I'm sure that most of the fathers of dating-age daughters will agree with me on this. Today's boys need some serious help in dating ettiquette. You've got no game! No style! This informative guide should help you manage that all-important first date. ...
Glawe's Outlook (03/03/09)
To those of you born between 1930 - 1979... Received another email that is meant to be shared. This is for all the kids who survived the 1930s, '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s. First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant...
Young Voices (03/03/09)
Stimulating the economy Young Voices is a Pilot-Tribune feature showcasing the opinion writing of area students. What's up with our economy? Are we in a recession or is this new plan going to give us the boost we need? Obama's economic stimulus plan is the talk of the town as of late. But does anyone really know what this is and what he plans to do with it?...