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Stories from Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Area man home on R and R (12/12/06)
Aurelia grad serving in Iraq with Army National Guard A former Aurelia High School student came back to the area recently on a 15-day "R and R" leave from his military service in Iraq. Brian Skou, the son of Donnie and Connie Skou of Marathon, signed up for a six-year enlistment in the Iowa Army National Guard in April, 2004, while he was in the 11th grade at Aurelia High School. ...
River Valley girls win in OT (12/12/06)
CORRECTIONVILLE - Amanda Mahrt scored the winning basket with five seconds left to play in overtime to lead the gritty River Valley girls to a tense 58-57 victory over Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto here Friday night. Marissa Graham scored 18 points to lead the winning Wolverines, while Alissa Slota tallied 16...
MMC boys beat Spalding, 59-48 (12/12/06)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles, led by Tim Holmes' 29 points, rallied in the fourth quarter here on Tuesday night to defeat the Granville Spalding Spartans in War Eagle Conference basketball action, 59-48. The Eagles held a one-point lead at the first quarter break, 13-12, but the Spartans led 30-22 at the half, and still held the lead at 41-37 going into the final quarter...
MMC grapplers 2nd in tourney (12/12/06)
Eagles crown seven champions at MOC-FV ORANGE CITY - The fast-improving Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestlers rang up an impressive 4-1 dual record to finish runner-up in the tough MOC-Floyd Valley Wrestling Invitational here Saturday. The Eagles of first-year coach Steve Phillips defeated Rock Valley 46-19, West Monona 72-6, Hull Western Christian 54-16, and MOC-FV 38-30. MMC dropped a tight 36-34 decision to rugged Sheldon-South O'Brien...
Ross Rambles: What I've heard about comic strips (12/12/06)
A syndicated comic strip supplier for our newspaper recently announced that Bill Amend, the creator of the comic strip Foxtrot, is retiring at the conclusion of the current year. I don't have time for reading comic strips, preferring more intellectual pursuits such as my current project of adjusting Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity. I intend to compensate for Einstein's weakness in certain areas of physics...
Reconsider dust control (12/12/06)
We have mixed feelings about Senator Charles Grassley slipping a provision into a tax bill to exempt farm operations from dust control requirements of the Clean Air Act. On the one hand, we do not like making law by slipping an obscure provision into an unrelated bill, thereby avoiding debate on the matter...