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Monday, May 20, 2013
Lawyer of accused murderer wants to take back statement, change site for the trial (05/13/13)
The attorney for an Early man accused of first-degree murder and kidnapping has requested his client's statements to police be thrown out and the June 3 trial moved to a different county. Public defender Chuck Kenville filed the motions with Sac County District Court, contending Kirk Levin's statements given to police following arrest were in violation of the Constitution and his Miranda rights...
Equipment grant bolsters BV County Sheriff's Reserves (05/13/13)
A Storm Lake United Coffee was held Tuesday afternoon to celebrate a $2,000 Buena Vista County Community Foundation grant awarded to the BV County Sheriff's Reserves. The funds will be used to cover costs for new reserves, volunteers who are responsible for purchasing their own gear. According to the Sheriff's Office, the estimated cost to outfit a reserve officer is $3,200...
School Board OK's 4.36% raise for SL teachers and staff (05/13/13)
A pay settlement has been reached between the Storm Lake School Board and the Storm Lake Education. Teachers will receive a 4.36 percent increase, which includes salary and benefits, at a cost of $491,643. Administrators and support staff (which includes administrative assistants, directors, instructional assistants, transportation and food service) will also receive a 4.36 percent increase...
Streets & Shadows (05/13/13)
Lensman Andre Wagner captures life for young black Americans on gritty streets of Brooklyn
Graduation Day: Remembering Jorge (05/10/13)
Graduation is a joyous time. Seniors celebrate their 13 years of effort and achievement, and look ahead to new adventures, new friends, new knowledge. For the Storm Lake High School Class of 2013, the joy is tinged with a bittersweet experience. They are still missing their classmate and friend Jorge Sanchez, son of Jorge and Maria Rodriguez Sanchez, whose life ended Nov. 6 - much too soon...
Legislature poised to boost lake funding; good news for SL dredging (05/10/13)
While the bill that would fund Storm Lake dredging and other lake water quality efforts in Iowa remained in conference committee seeking compromise negotiations between House and Senate versions in the final days of the session this week, there is reason for optimism...
Ride serves as memorial to young Army vet (05/10/13)
Veterans First in Alta will be sponsoring the Dillion Naslund Memorial Ride June 1. Registration will be from 10 a.m. - noon. Cost is $10 per person . Cars are welcome, as well as motorcycles. Registration for the group-style ride will take place at Veterans First, 115 Main in Alta. The ride will end back at Veterans First, where food will be available and a live band will play...
Area graduation season begins (05/10/13)
Area seniors are nearing the end of their high school careers; local commencement events will be held beginning this Sunday and continuing through May 26. Here is the run down on the ceremonies. Sunday, May 12 Newell-Fonda - 2 p.m., at N-F High School gym, 30 graduates...
Thank a teacher (05/10/13)
Tuesday, May 7, was National Teacher Day. Thank a teacher for making public schools great! Teachers in Alta-Aurelia and in communities across the nation were in the spotlight on National Teacher Day, as students, parents, school administrators and the general public learn how teachers make Great Public Schools for every student...
Child care worth a worthy wage (05/08/13)
For more than 20 years at the beginning of each May, child care providers and other early childhood professionals nationwide recognize Worthy Wage Day (May 1), raising public awareness to highlight the importance of child care provider compensation as part of quality early childhood education. The committed individuals who nurture and teach the nearly 70% of Iowa's young children who are cared for outside of their home every day continue to be undervalued despite the importance of their work...
OK, I'll run for Senate... (05/08/13)
Dear Friends, As the field of potential GOP Senate candidates with electoral experience shrinks, I'm thinking, "Why not me?" After all, I was elected secretary of a Republican Caucus last year. That's more electoral success than Bob Vander Plaats, David Young and Matt Whitaker (three of the most frequently mentioned Republican prospects) have combined!...
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