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February, 28, 2013

Seven-day Forecast









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Compiled by: Jayne Cole News Editor

Jobless Americans who have been out of work for a long time and

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Trolling for tasty treats. Katie Kust (‘15) checks out the new trail mixes in the C-Store.

New local snacks

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Staff Writer a really good product but don’t know

Luther’s sustainable initiative is extending to the C-Store, which is now offering food from nearby Iowa companies. Next to the Tostitos and Twizzlers there is now coffee from Calmar and ice cream from Waukon. Marty’s Staff Member Lisa Chensvold has hunted down local producers according to student feedback about what they want to see in the C-Store. To help with working with Colette Johnson, who started her own company three years ago, called That Iowa Girl. Johnsonborn and raised in Iowa- works as a distributer for local companies. “I work with small mom-and-pop

how to get it out there,” Johnson said. Johnson believes in the quality of food northeast Iowa has to offer. “We have some of the best food here in Iowa,” Johnson said. “We offer a variety ... It’s good, healthy, wholesome food.” To make sure she’s getting the best food, Johnson has her family taste test all of it, and so far has only had to refuse and feed a product to her dogs once. “You can’t promote a product that you don’t like or don’t believe in,” Johnson said. Some of the businesses she works with that have products in the C-Store include O’Brien’s Own Granola in Center Point, La Casa in

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Ice cream crazy. Taylor Johnson (‘14) and Nellie Nelson (‘13)

Iowa City, Timber Ridge in Osceola and Wildwood Farms in Wellsburg. Also sold in the C-Store are products from K’uun Coffee in Calmar, which is served in Sunnyside, and W.W. Homestead Dairy in Waukon. Tom Weighner, one of the dairy farmers and owners of W.W. Homestead Dairy, enjoys selling to local buyers. “Being able to go out and meet the consumer and explain to the consumer about your product is pretty neat,” Weighner said. “It’s also really neat to see the students’ reactions to our products. It just you see other people amazed at the difference in the taste and quality of something that is locally grown and produced.” Having this close connection with businesses has also allowed for specialty products catered to Luther. The owner of K’uun Coffee supplies Luther with a special Christmas at Luther blend and a Norwegian blend for $10.99, which Chensvold said are very popular. “He went to the trouble of calling companies in Norway to see what type of bean he needed to make Norwegian coffee,” Chensvold said. Some businesses have also been receptive to student wants and the student athletes have been especially involved. Taylor Johnson (‘14) of the women’s basketball team requested Norse ice cream bars, which are $1.95. “[My teammates] all eat these bars,” Taylor Johnson said. “We came up with blue ice cream with a white chocolate topping and blue and white sprinkles.” Homemade protein bars, trail mixes and roasted nuts are all at the request of other student athletes. According to Chensvold, the wrestling team’s favorite protein snacks are the cocoa-roasted and cinnamon-roasted almonds from Wildwood Farms for $3.60. Coming soon to the C-Store will be special-order ice cream cakes from W.W. Homestead Dairy. Visit Chensvold in the C-Store with suggestions and feedback about local products.

in tough spots when it comes to the automatic federal budget cuts that are scheduled to kick in Friday. About 2 million long-term unemployed people could see checks now averaging $300 a week reduced by about $30. There could also be reductions in federal payments that subsidize clean energy, school construction and state and local public works projects. Low-income Americans seeking heating assistance or housing or other aid might encounter longer waits. week, though cuts in their work hours won’t occur until April.

*** Syria said Monday that they are ready to hold talks with those who plan on overthrowing President Bashar Assad, the clearest signal yet that the regime is growing increasingly nervous about its long-term persistent headway in the civil war.

*** B disastrous 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a U.S. Justice Department attorney charged Monday at the opening of a trial that could result in the oil company and its partners being forced to pay tens of billions of dollars more in damages. The London-based oil giant acknowledged it made “errors in judgment” before the deadly blowout, but it also cast blame on the owner of the drilling rig and the contractor involved in cementing the well. It denied it was grossly negligent, as the government contended. The high-stakes civil case went to trial after attempts to reach an 11th-hour settlement failed.

*** The Onion is apologizing for calling the 9-year-old star of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” a vulgar and offensive name on Twitter, an attack The satirical newspaper on Sunday referred to Quvenzhane Wallis lambasted overnight and asked for forgiveness Monday.

*** Nepalese mountaineer Chhurim has entered the record book by scaling Mount Everest twice in the same climbing season. In fact, she executed the climbs a week apart. Nepal’s Tourism Minister Posta Bahadur Bogati handed over the Monday. She scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit on May 12, 2012, and again on May 19.

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February 28th Issue  

Chips: The student newspaper of Luther College fifteenth issue of the year

February 28th Issue  

Chips: The student newspaper of Luther College fifteenth issue of the year