Storm Lake Pilot Tribune Headlines News from the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune newspaper in Storm Lake, Iowa en-us BVU tackles hunger for MLK Day In honor of Martin Luther King Jr day on Monday, January 16, BVU held the MLK Day of Service. Students and volunteers packed food for a variety of organizations and experienced a food inequality... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:20:45 -0600 Mother and Daughter revamp old bank into coffee shop Lana Fort and daughter Sasha Stevenson are opening a new coffee shop together called Coffee Tree, located on Lake Avenue downtown. The shop will have a short menu including soups, salads, sandwiches,... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:19:16 -0600 Tow drivers deal with ice storm challenges The worse the weather, the busier your local tow truck drivers get. “It’s not very glamorous. It’s miserable, and you can wear the best Carhartt Extremes and Under Armor, and you’re still going to be... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:16:21 -0600 Marathon may turn old ballfield into solar home run The Marathon City Council voted Tuesday night to continue exploring the development of a large-scale solar project on a former baseball field site owned by the city. At the meeting, Trusted Energy... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:11:28 -0600 Women in Denim registration Registrations continue to be accepted for the 2017 Women in Denim conference scheduled for January 27 and 28 held at Buena Vista University. The Women in Denim conference targets women involved in... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:08:32 -0600 DACA workshop to be held January 30 The public is invited to learn more about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program’s future under the new administration and how it may affect immigrant families. Immigration... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:05:05 -0600 Blood drive Friday at Central Bank Central Bank in Storm Lake will be hosting a Bankers Blood Drive Bank on Friday, January 20 from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration and refreshments are located inside. To schedule and appointment, call... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:04:27 -0600 Photos needed: Area residents killed or missing in the Korean War The Grout Museum District, 503 South Street, is opening a new temporary Korean War exhibit in the summer of 2017. The exhibit will feature “Faces Of The Fallen,” a component that will honor Iowans... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:03:57 -0600 ‘Hidden Figures:’ Trio of women battle discrimination, aid Glenn’s journey • On a scale of 5 popcorn buckets, “Hidden Figures” pops up a full 4 1/2 tubs of golden goodness. Perfectly flavored, savor the taste of a film that offers a look at three heroic figures who used... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:57:26 -0600 Barnes PRCA Rodeo presents Rawhide Bull Riding Barnes PRCA Rodeo of Peterson and Cherokee will produce the Rawhide Bull Riding Challenge January 20-21 at the Tyson Event Center here, featuring the debut of “Sniper,” a renowned Barnes bull. Sniper... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:56:35 -0600 Bootes and Friends Artwork by Mary Ortner, entitled “Bootes and Friends” is on display in the BVU Art Gallery until January 29. Working with paint, board, papers, and found objects, Iowa artist, Mary Ortner’s collages... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:51:52 -0600 BVRMC utilizes video remote interpreting services to better serve non-English speaking patients Storm Lake is known to be a growing and culturally diverse town. It is part of everyday life to go to school, work, or shop around town and interact with people who do not have English as their first... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:50:30 -0600 Women in Ag invited to attend upcoming educational programs in Cherokee Farm and agribusiness women are invited to attend one or both of the upcoming ‘Farm Transition and Estate Planning’ and ‘Farm Health and Safety Concerns’ educational evenings hosted by Iowa State... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:49:40 -0600 Windbreak and tree planting incentives available If you are thinking about planting a new windbreak or adding rows to an existing windbreak this spring, the months of January and February provide a good time to plan the layout, planting needs, and... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:40:08 -0600 Marion Morgan January 16, 1924 - January 13, 2017 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:21:00 -0600 Dorothy Shellenberger November 18, 1927 - January 15, 2017 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:19:28 -0600 David Clausen May 28, 1944 - January 14, 2017 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:17:49 -0600 Beginner wine making class to be held in Galva Local amateur winemaker, Susan Diersen, wants to teach you the basic steps of making wine on Thursday, February 9th at 6:30 p.m. at The Meeting Place in Galva! During this one-hour program, Susan... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:12:47 -0600 Could new investigation clear Buddy Holly pilot? A flight expert is appealing to the National Transportation Safety Board for a new investigation into the Iowa crash that killed rock and roll pioneer Buddy Holly - an investigation that could clear... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:46:05 -0600 LM, PAC schools forge potential sharing deal After a successful joint meeting between the school boards, Laurens-Marathon will host a public hearing on Monday, January 23rd on a new proposed full-day academic sharing agreement with Pocahontas... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:39:16 -0600 Becoming BRAVE: Teen launches Facebook battle against bullying Beginning in middle school, an area high school teen found herself the target of bullying from classmates. When confronted with physical bullying in eighth grade, she retaliated in kind and was... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:36:27 -0600 Pipeline Resistance calls for postcard blitz The Bakken Pipeline Resistance is continuing its efforts, turning from on-site protests to a mail blitz through the end of the month. The volunteer organization is asking each of its supporters to... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:04:40 -0600 Hector Anchondo to perform at Jam Session in Cherokee Hector Anchondo doesn’t just play the blues— he lives and breathes the blues. At 16 years of age, the budding musician picked up his first guitar - and he never looked back, beginning an instant love... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:02:54 -0600 Off-season schedule at PLAC warms the soul The Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji will be the site for many musical and cinematic offerings from now through the end of May. Area residents should mark their calendar for the the third Thursday... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:02:34 -0600 High School Boys Basketball Roundup Mustangs overcome slow start to rout West Bend-Mallard Friday NEWELL - Newell-Fonda came out of the gate slow as the Wolverines held a point advantage after the first quarter, but the Mustangs seized... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:59:55 -0600 Alta-Aurelia finishes in sixth at TLC tournament LAKE VIEW - The Warriors finished in sixth place of the nine teams at the Twin Lakes Conference tournament meet on Saturday, finishing the day with two champions. Senior Skylar Solko earned first... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:58:30 -0600 Second half dooms Alta-Aurelia in TLC tilt ALTA - The Warriors and South Central Calhoun faced off on Friday night in a Twin Lakes contest that saw the Titans come out with a 50-30 decision. The two teams played evenly in the first quarter... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:57:17 -0600 Raptors pull away late in second half on the road IDA GROVE - After a tight first half, Ridge View was able to pull away from OA-BCIG on Friday night taking a 63-45 victory. The two teams battled back and fourth in the first period with each team... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:56:48 -0600 BVU men’s basketball takes defensive battle over the Norse, 50-47 DECORAH - It was a defensive struggle for both teams on Saturday afternoon, but in the end it was the Beavers scoring the games final four points and hang on for a hard fought 50-47 road victory at... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:55:36 -0600 BVU men’s basketball takes defensive battle over the Norse, 50-47 DECORAH - It was a defensive struggle for both teams on Saturday afternoon, but in the end it was the Beavers scoring the games final four points and hang on for a hard fought 50-47 road victory at... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:55:36 -0600 BVU women’s hoops dealt second straight loss DECORAH - The Buena Vista women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a rough first half shooting performance on Saturday afternoon as it had its comeback bid fall just short in a 71-63, loss at Luther... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:54:44 -0600 Beaver wrestling competes at Matmen Invite for first action of 2017 MOUNT VERNON - It’s been nearly a month since the Buena Vista wrestling team was in action, but the Beavers returned to the mat on Saturday when they took part in the Matmen Invite hosted by Cornell... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:53:38 -0600 BVU women’s track & field capture three individual itles to begin indoor season SIOUX CENTER - Competing in their first meet of the 2017 indoor season, the Buena Vista University track & field teams put together strong performances at the Dordt College Indoor Open on Saturday.... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:53:14 -0600 Beall and Rohlk post top-three finishes at Dordt to begin indoor season SIOUX CENTER - Competing in their first meet of the 2017 indoor season, the Buena Vista University men’s track & field team put together strong performances at the Dordt College Indoor Open on... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:52:40 -0600 Newell-Fonda 6th grade boys basketball team to play in Iowa Youth Region Playoffs in Cedar Falls on February 26 The 6th grade boys basketball team from Newell-Fonda will play in the Iowa Youth Basketball Region Playoff in Cedar Falls on Sunday, February 26th. All Iowa teams in grades 4-9 have been invited to... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:52:13 -0600 REP. WORTHAN SWORN INTO IOWA HOUSE Rep. Gary Worthan (R-Storm Lake) is seen here taking the oath of office in the Iowa House chamber as the 87th General Assembly kicked off Monday at the Capitol. During the session, Worthan can be... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:51:00 -0600 M. Isabel Manriquez Guerrero January 18, 1968 - January 7, 2017 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:50:14 -0600 Police Blotter Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:49:45 -0600 Creative Spirits to host “Paint Who You Love” class in Galva The newest and trendiest entertainment to hit Sioux City, Sioux Falls and Okoboji is taking their show back on the road to The Meeting Place in Galva on Tuesday, February 21st at 6 p.m. Creative... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:48:04 -0600 Aurelia American Legion Post #390 to host pancake supper The Aurelia American Legion Post #390 will have their annual pancake supper on Saturday, January 28 and will be serving from 5-7 p.m. in the Aurelia Community Center. Admission to the event is $5... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:47:42 -0600 Social dancing lessons for couples offered by Iowa Central in SL Couples will learn social dancing at an upcoming evening short course to be held in Storm Lake. Instructors Dan and Brenda Anderson will guide participating couples through the two most utilized... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:47:21 -0600 Robert Johnson returns to the Senior Center Robert Johnson, one of the frequent entertainers, returns to the Senior Center on Monday, January 23, to present another great program of familiar songs, playing several instruments. The... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:46:58 -0600 GEDC to sponsor All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Supper on January 29 Members of the Galva Economic Development Corporation (GEDC) are excited to host their 9th annual All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Supper to raise funds for 2017 projects. The event will take place at the... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:45:54 -0600 O.W.L.S program at the Storm Lake Library Older, Wiser, Livelier Souls, also known as O.W.L.S, is a program between the Buena Vista County and Cherokee Conservation offices. More specifically it is the brain child of Naturalists Katie Struss... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:43:34 -0600 St. Ambrose University Fall Graduates St. Ambrose University held its 2016 Winter Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the River Center, 136 East Third St., Davenport. A total of 313 degrees were conferred, including 179... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:42:50 -0600 Iowa State University Fall Graduates At Iowa State University’s fall commencement ceremonies held Dec. 17, 2016, 2,148 students received degrees. Iowa State awarded 1,769 undergraduate degrees, 258 master’s degrees, one veterinary... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:42:27 -0600 Ridge View FFA spotlight Trent Moeller serves as chapter Vice President. “Duties require me to assist the President and work with other officers in making the Ridge View FFA chapter the best it can be,” he says. His... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:41:17 -0600 Grand View University President's List Recognition for outstanding academic achievement has been given to the following Grand View University students for the 2016 fall semester. The students are named to the President’s List for earning... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:40:52 -0600 Mount Mercy University Dean's List The following student(s) are named to Mount Mercy University’s Fall 2016 Dean’s List. Students with a semester grade point average of 3.60 or better, and who are graded (letter grade, not pass/fail)... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:40:08 -0600 Morningside College Dean's List Morningside College Provost Dr. William C. Deeds recently announced the students who were named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2016-2017 academic year. The Dean’s List recognizes... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:39:33 -0600 Buena Vista County Farm Bureau Scholarship applications available The 2017 Buena Vista County Farm Bureau and Iowa Farm Bureau (IFBF) scholarship applications are now available to interested students of Iowa Farm Bureau members. The application is available on the... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:38:47 -0600 L-M DANCE TEAM PERFORMS AT STATE The Lauren’s-Marathon Sparks Dance Team performed at State Dance on December 1 in Des Moines. They received a Divistion I rating which is the top rating and missed a trophy by one place for Novelty... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:37:47 -0600 Peterson man arrested after 4-month investigation A four-month investigation by the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office into a Sept. 26, 2016, accident in Emmetsburg has led to multiple charges against the driver of the vehicle. Joseph Michael... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:35:52 -0600 City plans project to address storm water ponding in campgrounds The Storm Lake City Council recently approved expenses to design a potential project to improve storm water handling in Sunrise Campground. Storm drainage in the north part of the campground has been... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:34:42 -0600 ‘Art With a Heart’ debuts at Our Place Thursday evening Our Place multicultural center in Storm Lake will host “Art With a Heart,” Thursday at 7 p.m., in what organizers hope will be the first of a monthly performance series. Art With a Heart includes... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:33:41 -0600 Band Honors Four St. Mary’s Junior High students will participate in the 21st Annual Diocesan Band Festival Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Buena Vista University. Students have learned four pieces of music and will join... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:32:27 -0600 ‘Shorty’s’ survivors eager to see island re-created “Shorty” would be pleased. Iowa DNR officials announced recently that bids will be taken this month to re-create Shorty’s Island, just off the Lakeside Marina on Storm Lake. With only a few straggly... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:20:32 -0600 3 companies eye King’s Pointe, meeting set back Three companies have approached the City of Storm Lake hoping to take over management of King’s Pointe resort. Two of the firms were expected to meet with the city council Monday, but due to travel... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:17:45 -0600 BVU announces new master’s degree Buena Vista University is launching a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership degree. The degree will be available fully online with classes beginning March 6, and new opportunities to start the... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:16:56 -0600 North Lake Manor to close North Lake Manor will officially close its doors as of February 28th. According to Buena Vista County Ombudsman Kim Weaver it was a corporate decision by owners JP Senior Health Care LLC to close... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:16:08 -0600 Iowa Space Grant Consortium announces partner schools for ISGC Academy The Iowa Space Grant Consortium has announced its partner schools for the 2017 ISGC Academy. The Consortium will work with 10 Iowa educators for two days during a NASA workshop at the Marshall Space... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:14:15 -0600 Hot Dish delivers hot opportunities for high schoolers Buena Vista University is well known for pushing a community involvement message to its students. This interim Dr. Gwen Hart is taking that one step further. Hart is spearheading a class that asks... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:05:07 -0600 What's new with the Touch of Broadway? Although it seemed doubtful last summer, the TOB has continued on into their sixteenth season. They are pleased to have Terry Parson back with them, as well as Ruth Hoefferman as a new accompanist.... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:03:22 -0600 Betty Ryherd January 7, 2017 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:02:08 -0600 Robert Rosenbrook August 7, 1931 - January 9, 2017 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:01:09 -0600 Robert Helmbrecht November 17, 1970 - January 8, 2017 Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:00:13 -0600 Police Blotter Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:59:30 -0600 Rising fitness trend, Tabata, offered at BVRMC Fitness Center Sarah Dvergsten became a certified fitness trainer about 10 years ago. She currently teaches group exercise classes for the Buena Vista Regional Medical Fitness & Health Center. Dvergsten teaches a... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:56:23 -0600 Seasons Center CEO appointed to State Child Abuse Prevention Program Advisory Committee Kim Scorza, President/CEO for Seasons Center for Behavioral Health, has been appointed to Iowa’s Child Abuse Prevention Program Advisory Committee (CAPPAC) by the Iowa Council on Human Services. The... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:55:36 -0600 Cardiac Care: A Coordinated Approach A free lunch and learn program on “Cardiac Care: A Coordinated Approach” will be Monday, February 20 from 12-1 p.m. in the Kallmer Education Center at BVRMC. The program will feature Dr. Deborah... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:55:05 -0600 Grassley presses Administration on EpiPen, Dilaudid, Prilosec misclassifications Sen. Chuck Grassley is pressing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for answers on whether it sought to recoup tax dollars overpaid for EpiPens from drug maker Mylan and added a new... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:54:39 -0600 New start date for ‘Spanish for Beginners’ class There is a start date change for the “Spanish for Beginners” class taught by Di Daniels and being hosted at the Storm Lake Public Library. It was originally set to start Monday, January 23rd but... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:53:43 -0600 ‘Spectacular Skies’ program at the PHC Jan. 26 Take a tour of the night sky … from inside the Prairie Heritage Center. Don’t miss this opportunity to see our galaxy from a completely different angle. The O’Brien County Conservation Board is... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:53:18 -0600 Shaping Souls kicks off in Galva Sole 2 Soul’s fitness center in Galva has teamed up with Tuel Shed Training (TST) of West Des Moines to start the New Year off right with a seven-week fitness and wellness challenge for individuals... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:51:46 -0600 Mental health initiatives paying off in region Two initiatives in the area are providing an alternative to jail or an institution for troubled residents. Turning Point is a crisis residential facility based in a classic neighborhood house in Sac... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:51:05 -0600 BVU tackles hunger for MLK Day The Martin Luther King Day of Service project at Buena Vista University will be a food packaging event to help supply local charity Upper Des Moines Opportunity. “Our project will help carry out Dr.... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:50:23 -0600