Storm Lake Pilot Tribune Headlines News from the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune newspaper in Storm Lake, Iowa en-us 349 absent at SLHS on ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Entire student body is concerned for classmates who may be caught in uncertainty, principal says Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:46:23 -0600 H. David Hammer March 20, 1946 - February 21, 2017 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:00:14 -0600 Donald Fitzgerald August 27, 1926 - February 16, 2017 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:58:33 -0600 Marjorie Carnahan January 24, 1932 - February 19, 2017 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:56:44 -0600 Honors The Storm Lake Fire Department and Chief Mike Jones made a presentation recently congratulating Paul Schreier on his retirement after over 15 years of service with the department. / Courtesy City of... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:51:45 -0600 Police and Fire Blotter Wanted person On the morning of Thursday, February 23, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a wanted person surrendered himself at the Storm Lake Police Station. Police arrested Steven Albee, age 22 of Storm... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:50:26 -0600 Lunch and Learn Buena Vista Regional Medical Center recently held a free lunch and learn, “Heart Attack Care: A Coordinated Approach,” with Dr. Deborah Majerus, Cardiologist from Cardiovascular Associates in Sioux... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:46:14 -0600 Time to brush up A lifetime of great dental health must start early Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:45:19 -0600 Do your part - roll up your sleeve and lend an arm LifeServe Blood Center is in need of new blood donors year round. Schedule an appointment at an upcoming blood drive in your community today. • Alta Community Blood Drive, Thursday, March 2, from 3... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:44:54 -0600 Help children learn how to bounce back from stress Stress often is a part of life, even for children. How they deal with stress determines how it affects their overall health. Are they overwhelmed or do they bounce back? “Being able to bounce back... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:40:16 -0600 Another storm of the century Snow! There’s a slight chance of snow tomorrow!” There’s a look of panic on the weatherman’s face. It’s as if he were announcing that car-sized balls of flaming magnesium mixed with nuclear waste... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:30:16 -0600 Readers Respond Much has transpired in the two weeks since President Trump signed the executive order suspending immigration from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Most recently, on Feb. 3, a... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:29:36 -0600 Mission Accomplished After 75 years, WWII canteen left behind on Bataan Death March will be returned to its rightful family by the grandson of the war pilot who discovered it Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:25:18 -0600 Pea Soup Thick fog clings to the lake Monday. Weather has gone from near summer like highs (64 on Wednesday in Storm Lake) to a National Weather Service Blizzard Watch issued yesterday for Thursday evening... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:24:02 -0600 City plans campground, cabins for marina site, to seek grant Storm Lake will seek a Land and Water Conservation Grant from the federal government to develop the marina area at Casino Beach with a campground and cabins. The city council approved an agreement... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:23:19 -0600 SL council to help SLU buy land, upgrade King’s Pointe, extend North Lake Trail The Storm Lake City Council has approved an amendment to an urban renewal plan that would allow for up to $4.5 million in remodeling for King’s Pointe resort, purchase of property from Lakeshore... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:21:32 -0600 Railroad wants crossings closed, SL officials refuse In a study session Monday on railroad crossings, a representative of the Canadian National Railroad approached the Storm Lake City Council to suggest that some crossings be closed. A year ago, the... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:20:13 -0600 Spelling Bee Champ Storm Lake St. Mary’s School sixth grade student John Ching will be advancing to the state spelling bee on March 5. He recently won the regional spelling bee. He is the son of Louie and Luisa Ching... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:16:16 -0600 Same story with a new twist, teacher takes students to new level A good teacher is one who can hold his or her students’ interest at the same time teaching them valuable lessons. Recently Charles Carter, Storm Lake High School language arts teacher, gave his... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:14:10 -0600 Iowa Journeys comes to SL Storm Lake United teamed up with Bob Jensen and Jessie Polley to feature the City Beautiful in Iowa Journeys, a television series featuring the best that Iowa has to offer. During this 30-minute... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:13:45 -0600 ICCC’s ‘Rat Pack’ performs in fundraiser Classic Las Vegas lives on in Iowa Central Community College’s production, “The Rat Pack is Back,” March 11 at Willow Ridge Golf Course clubhouse in Fort Dodge. Student performers will show off their... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:12:56 -0600 Free honor band concert at BVU Saturday The 36th  Annual Buena Vista University Honor Band Festival will be held Saturday.  The following students from Storm Lake High School  have been selected to perform in the festival:  Logan Musel,... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:12:36 -0600 ‘Souper Heroes’- Parade of Bands offers concert plus chili The Storm Lake Parade of Bands will present “Marvel: The Music,” held Thursday night, March 2, at the high school gym. Admission is free. New this year is a chili supper from 5:30-7 at the school... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:11:55 -0600 Jazz Champs The Storm Lake High School Jazz Band for placed first at the district jazz contest. They earned a spot at the Iowa Jazz Championships. They will play at ISU in Ames on Tuesday, April 4. There will be... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:11:01 -0600 Creative Ladies Eleven ladies from across northwest Iowa gathered at The Meeting Place in Galva to paint on February 21st. Creative Spirits out of Okoboji led the paint-by-number class, and each participant painted... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:04:09 -0600 Student MOVE to host Glass Slipper Shop event Buena Vista University’s student organization Student MOVE (Mobilizing Outreach & Volunteer Efforts) will be hosting the annual Glass Slipper Shop event in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum on the BVU... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:03:10 -0600 Theodore “Ted” Edwards August 27, 1938 - February 17, 2017 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:01:04 -0600 Esther Lamb March 24, 1921 - February 18, 2017 Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:58:26 -0600 Police and Fire Blotter Theft On the afternoon of Tuesday, February 21, at approximately 2 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the Storm Lake Walmart store in reference to a theft. Upon arrival of... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:55:44 -0600 Donation Quad County Corn Processors, in Galva, recently donated $250 to the Cherokee County 4-H Youth Council. The donation will help defray the annual participation cost of each individual 4-H member in... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:51:31 -0600 VT Industries, Inc. named Sac City Countertop Plant of the Year HOLSTEIN - VT Industries, Inc. is proud to name the Sac City manufacturing facility as the “2016 Countertop Plant of the Year.” In honor of the achievement, VT celebrated this prestigious award with... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:43:38 -0600 Tyson Foods tops Fortune World’s Most Admired list for food production Company jumps four spots to claim No. 1 ranking Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:42:43 -0600 Alceco approves $1.3 million to be revolved to members ALBERT CITY, – The Alceco board of Directors is pleased to authorize a cash revolvement of $1.3 million to its members. This revolvement represents a payout in three categories: Class B Preferred... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:41:17 -0600 Denied: Newell-Fonda falls after buzzer thanks to free throws CHEROKEE - There was no time left on the clock on Monday night at Cherokee. #4 Newell-Fonda began to celebrate a 75-74 win over #7 Kingsley-Pierson, but the joy faded as a referee signaled foul on... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:53:42 -0600 Solko finishes fifth at State at 152 DES MOINES - Saturday saw Alta-Aurelia senior Skylar Solko end up with a fifth place finish in 1A at 152 pounds to end his season. “Skylar wrestled a great tournament,” Warrior head coach Mike Fry... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:50:49 -0600 Storm Lake bows out at LeMars in District semi LEMARS - Turnovers haunted the Storm Lake boys in a 3A District semifinal Monday night, as LeMars reeled off 13 points straight to end the first half and never looked back en route to a 75-52 win. It... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:49:33 -0600 The right decision on railroad crossings Monday night, a representative of the Canadian National Railroad pushed hard to convince the Storm Lake City Council to close some railroad crossings (in exchange for an “incentive” offer that was... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:22:36 -0600 BVU names new president, to take office July 1 Buena Vista University’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. Joshua D. Merchant as its new president, succeeding Frederick V. Moore, who is stepping down from the position after 22 years. Merchant will... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:19:18 -0600 Latin American group looks for community impact Huddleston steps aside as new leaders emerge Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:17:46 -0600 Police investigate death of infant Storm Lake Police are investigating the death of a 2 month old child. Shortly before noon Saturday, the SLPD was dispatched to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Emergency Room after a female... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:15:37 -0600 Operation Clean Sweep addressed 853 2016 nuisance properties in SL For several years, Storm Lake Police community service officers have been working to clean up the city through Operation Clean Sweep. Under the program, the officers seek out property owners or... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:14:56 -0600 Barn Blaze A fire broke out in a barn filled with round bales of hay at the Brett and Allisa Friedrichsen farm Friday morning. The farm is located a mile west of Holstein. It didn’t take long for the fire to... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:07:10 -0600 Another Day Without Immigrants set Local Latino leaders report that there will be another “A Day Without Immigrants” scheduled for May 1, to be recognized both in Buena Vista County and across the nation. At the first event last... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:04:26 -0600 No prison time in $250,000 lottery scheme A Sioux Rapids woman who tried to collect a $250,000 lottery prize with her boyfriend’s help will serve no prison time. Ashley Bosler, 21, was sentenced to two years of probation at her sentencing... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:02:31 -0600 Area concert brings Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” era to life Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:01:17 -0600 Alice’s Tea Party remembers area educator Alice’s Tea Party will be anything but mad. The March 2 event at Arts on Grand in Spencer is a come and go event with everyone welcome to enjoy their favorite teas using the famed tea cup collection... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:58:21 -0600 PLAC presents Royal Opera The Pearson Lake Art Center’s Performing Arts Series presents The Royal Opera’s Il Trovatore at PLAC in Okoboji. International superstars Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Anita Rachvelishvili, Lianna... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:57:09 -0600 President’s and Dean’s Lists Briar Cliff University Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that 293 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year, including 81 students... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:50:34 -0600 BVU science and business students honored for academic achievement Nine Buena Vista University business students and eight science students have been selected for the Clifford A. Rae Academic Achievement Award for the 2016 calendar year. The awards, which range up... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:49:30 -0600 BVU names two new trustees Buena Vista University has announced Mike Degen and Brad Schroeder have been named to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees works together to develop and adopt fundamental policies and... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:47:15 -0600 Local Northwestern College student studying overseas Mallory Bjork, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, is studying overseas this semester. Applicants for semester-long study abroad programs must pass Northwestern’s writing requirement,... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:46:07 -0600 ICAN sees early success for FAFSA Ready Iowa Initiative In the first four months of its FAFSA Ready Iowa initiative, the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) has assisted in the completion of more than 3,800 FAFSA forms, kick-starting the new college... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:45:35 -0600 Tunes Top, Grace Olsen, and bottom, Kaylea Christiansen both of Newell-Fondaperform during the 45th Morningside Jazz Festival that was held recently. / Photos courtesy of Scott Kilbride Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:37:29 -0600 College transfer students get new benefit Upper Iowa University significantly lowers in-state transfer tuition rates Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:36:10 -0600 Storm Lake High School first semester honor roll This list includes Storm Lake High School students who made the honor roll for the first semester. To be eligible for the honor roll, students must receive a 3.0 average or above GPA in minimum of... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:35:27 -0600 Prize-winning organist to perform in Storm Lake David Lim, a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa, will present an organ recital at St. John Lutheran Church, 402 Lake Ave., Storm Lake, on Sunday afternoon, March 5, at 3 p.m. Mr. Lim is a... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:33:34 -0600 HGTV’s Joanna Gaines ‘Matilda Jane Clothing’ and home collection coming to Galva Matilda Jane representative, Nesha Thompson, will be bringing HGTV personality Joanna Gaines’ lines of clothing and her home collection to The Meeting Place in Galva on Saturday, March 4th from 10... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:32:37 -0600 Annual Bald Eagle Watch at the PHC Watching a bald eagle soar overhead is a breathtaking sight. Bald Eagles have very been active in the area in the past few weeks. The warm weather of the last couple weeks has increased the... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:32:00 -0600 Alice Snyder April 18, 1931 - February 16, 2017 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:18:14 -0600 Marian Kinney January 25, 1932 - February 18, 2017 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:13:05 -0600 Larry Barglof June 1, 1948 - February 16, 2017 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:12:11 -0600 Elaine Herrig March 22, 1927 - February 15, 2017 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:10:02 -0600 Carl Lewis December 6, 1936 - February 15, 2017 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:07:30 -0600 Police and Fire Blotter Assault on a school bus On the morning of Friday, February 17, at approximately 10:09 a.m., the Storm Lake Police Department took a report at the Storm Lake Middle School in reference to an assault.... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:06:34 -0600 South School sale done, site to go on Historic Register Condo site development to begin in summer Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:45:17 -0600 Activist group on pipeline in BV: ‘We’ll be watching’ When Dakota Access resumes work on the pipeline this spring in Buena Vista, Calhoun and Cherokee counties, Bold Iowa supporters, farmers and landowners will be watching to make sure the work is done... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:44:23 -0600 A Pilot Special Report: Local Rep. sees state softening on medical marijuana Next debate may be over ‘hands-free’ cell phone mandate on roads Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:43:35 -0600 Police: man was ‘huffing’ before rollover crash Storm Lake police say that a local man was “huffing” inhalants shortly before crashing his car in a rollover accident Wednesday afternoon, which resulted in a power outage for the surrounding... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:42:31 -0600 Joyce Bennett February 8, 1948 - February 14, 2017 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:40:21 -0600 Benefit supper and auction for Officer Keith Truog March 11 A benefit supper and auction with raffle for Officer Keith Truog will be held on March 11 from 4-10 p.m. at the Community Building in Marathon (the old school building). Come help honor the life of... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:38:34 -0600 Sac City location for fall hunting and trapping discussion moves to Sac City Middle School The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has moved its listening session location in Sac City to Sac City Middle School. The previous location was no longer available. The Sac City session will now... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:38:13 -0600 Police Blotter Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:37:26 -0600 Iowa unions, school leaders rushing to finish contracts DES MOINES — Iowa union and school leaders are rushing to complete contracts before collective bargaining proposals moving swiftly in the Statehouse become state law, a union leader said. The... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:36:32 -0600 Wine Making Susan Dierson was the featured speaker at The Meeting Place in Galva on Thursday evening, February 9th. During her 90-minute presentation, Susan talked about basic wine making terms, what equipment... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:34:53 -0600 Four-week Beginner Quilting Class in Galva Donna Bremer’s next four-week quilting class will begin on Thursday, March 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at The Meeting Place in Galva. In this four-week class, participants ages 14 and older will learn... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:33:36 -0600 Conditions in Haiti stun area youth A J-term, 10-day trip to Haiti became a perspective-altering experience for five Spirit Lake High School students and their eight traveling companions. Lucy O'Hagen, Payton Ahrenstorff, Faith Norris,... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:31:39 -0600 Grief Support Group begins March 6 In cooperation with Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Homes, Sliefert Funeral Homes, Mahaney Funeral Home and UnityPoint Hospice, they will be sponsoring a seven week grief support group program beginning... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:30:30 -0600 Study: local youth smoking still an issue The most recent survey of Iowa youth shows that Buena Vista County students are using tobacco products at a higher rate than their peers statewide. At grade 11 level in BV County, 10.8 percent of... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:29:24 -0600 ISU Extension and Outreach offers food safety training in Cherokee Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Cherokee County is offering a food safety training for food service managers on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Office in Cherokee.... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:28:39 -0600 Avera Medical Group in Spencer adds Saturday hours Beginning Saturday, March 4th, Avera Medical Group Spencer (AMGS) will expand its current Quick Care services to the weekend, providing services from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. each Saturday. Quick Care... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:28:11 -0600 Tickets on sale for SCT’s production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe The classic comedy is set to open at the Spencer Community Theatre Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:26:45 -0600 Museum hosts Salem Witch Trials presentation Two entertaining historical presentations are on tap for the Sanford Museum in Cherokee this season. On Saturday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m., Iowa historian Kathy Wilson will present a program titled... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:25:50 -0600 The Oak Ridge Boys at the Hard Rock March 25 The Oak Ridge Boys will perform at the Hard Rock in Sioux City March 25 at 8 p.m. Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:25:20 -0600 Classic Nashville and R&B shows bound for Claussen Center Remember when June fell for Johnny and Loretta was just a coal miner’s daughter? Let the Classic Nashville Roadshow at the Rosemary Claussen Center in Holstein take you on a journey down memory lane... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:23:20 -0600 State Speech Storm Lake High School speech students will be competing at All-State in Ames today. The boys will be performing “Manly Men” and the girls will be performing “Cell Block Tango” in the Musical Theatre... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:22:07 -0600 11-year-old threatens to blow up SLMS On the afternoon of Thursday, February 16, at approximately 3:10 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the Storm Lake Middle School in reference to a threat. Upon arrival of police... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:21:07 -0600 Senators review Chapter 20, the “collective bargaining bill” This week has been entirely consumed by the collective bargaining bill, more commonly known as Chapter 20. Chapter 20 of the Iowa Code came into being after 12 days of debate by the Iowa Legislature... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:16:55 -0600