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Stories from Monday, September 21, 2009

Abused dog case ends happily, puppy gets a new home in SL (09/21/09)
A dog involved in an unusual animal abuse case has found a good home in Storm Lake and is recovering, while the Sioux City man who admitted to breaking the animal's jaw and knocking out some of its teeth has been ordered not to possess any animals during a two-year probation period.
Tyson, attorney general drop legal battle, deal keeps Tyson in IA pork business in IA (09/21/09)
Tyson Foods and the State of Iowa have dodged a legal battle over the company's constitutional right to be involved in production of the hogs that its plants process, inking a deal that should enable Tyson to maintain its huge pork business in Iowa, including the Storm Lake plant.
Christensen running for Mayor (09/21/09)
Long time Storm Lake resident Willard Christensen has joined the city election race, running for Mayor against incumbant candidate Jon Kruse. "When you talk with higher up people their word should be worth something," he says of his reasoning to seek office...
'Huffing' blamed for crash at BV stadium (09/21/09)
A teenager who crashed a car into the Buena Vista University football stadium Wednesday was apparently "huffing" - inhaling fumes from an aerosol container - while driving.
Thousands march in Iran opposition protests (09/21/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Hard-liners attacked senior pro-reform leaders in the streets as tens of thousands marched in competing mass demonstrations by the opposition and government supporters. Opposition protesters, chanting "death to the dictator," hurled stones and bricks in clashes with security forces firing tear gas.
11th-ranked Tornadoes edge G-H in four (09/21/09)
Storm Lake now gears up for showdown with defending state champs from Hull Western.
BV Co. Public Health ready for flu season (09/21/09)
Buena Vista County Public Health, local clinics, hospital, day cares, preschools, schools, colleges and emergency management have been meeting regularly for the last month to stay abreast of the abundance of information supplied by government and state entities this flu season.
Raffle tickets for St. Mary's Ball being sold online now (09/21/09)
St. Mary's Parish and School are kicking off their Big Raffle ticket sales this week with an on-line option. A limited 400 - $100 raffle tickets will be sold to raise money for the local preK-12 Catholic school. The grand prize for the drawing will be $10,000 with two $1,000 prizes, two $500 prizes and one $2,000 Early Bird prize (if purchased by Dec. 31, 2009).
First BV case spikes flu worry (09/21/09)
H1N1 illness could spread rapidly, especially among younger people; but it looks like cases will be mild.
St. Mary's hosting "Who Will Care for My Children" seminar (09/21/09)
Do you have everything in place to take care of your children should something happen to you? Most families do not have a will or their wishes spelled out, such as guardianship of minor children.
Good Samaritan robbed at roadside by 'armed' couple (09/21/09)
Area law enforcement officials are searching for a man and woman who apparently worked a scheme to rob a good samaritan on the roadside and threaten his life.
FSA Emergency Loans now available (09/21/09)
State Executive Director, John R. Whitaker, announced that farm operators who have suffered major forage/crop production and/or physical losses caused by severe storms, hail and flooding occurring May 15, 2009, through July 31, 2009, may be eligible for an emergency loan. Applications for assistance should be completed at the Buena Vista County FSA Office located at 1621 N. Lake Avenue, in Storm Lake.
Hogs, heart and help: The beginning of The Shayla Bee Fund (09/21/09)
Three years ago, when Jerry Faulkner, grandfather of Shayla Kaye Rohrbaugh, was working to establish a special fund to assist working class families with medical needs in his late grandchild's honor, he said, "...I hope it to be a legacy instead of just a one- or two-year thing."
King opposes decision to abandon missile shield (09/21/09)
Congressman Steve King continued to level criticism at the Obama Administration Thursday, reacting to the announcement of abandonment of federal plans to place a missile defense system in the Czech Republic and Poland. "This announcement by the Obama Administration is another move straight out of the Neville Chamberlain foreign policy playbook. ...
Art therapy: healing the mind, body and soul (09/21/09)
A child expresses feelings of depression and anxiety after a natural disaster. An adult copes with the aftermath of an abusive relationship. A senior citizen recovering from a stroke makes strides to improve his speech and motor functions. With each of these scenarios, art therapy can provide opportunities for healing and offer a proven method for individuals to overcome hardship.
Albert City Library News (09/21/09)
The Albert City Public Library Board is pleased to inform the public that Director, Mary Johnson, finished the first half of her Public Library Management classes in May 2009 and received the full 75 out of 75 points to pass the first session. Mary has just begun the second half of her classes. ...