Storm Lake Pilot Tribune Headlines News from the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune newspaper in Storm Lake, Iowa en-us Newell-Fonda, Sioux Central compete in Early Bird track meet LAKE CITY - Newell-Fonda and Sioux Central competed at the Early Bird track meet in Lake City on Monday night with no team score being kept. Sioux Central boys results: Blake Cavanaugh finished sixth... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:30:51 -0500 Gas and so much more I jumped about two feet in the air when the gas pump at the Gas and Go Away started talking to me. I mean, there are people who won’t speak to me; why would my gas pump? Sure enough, there was now a... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:21:03 -0500 Lack of access to mental health care in rural Iowa As the nation debates the pros and cons of both the Affordable Care Act and the American Health Care Act, I think it’s important for us to discuss what the tangible issues are within our currently... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:20:24 -0500 Human Trafficking: Modern slavery in Iowa People think they understand human trafficking because they’ve seen action movies like “Taken.” But reality tends to be more subtle, though grindingly tragic, and it exists in communities across... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:17:56 -0500 SL council study session eyes future of water issues “We’ll see more wars fought in the next century over water than oil.” “It’s like air,” Iowa Flood Center Director Larry Weber told the Storm Lake City Council during a storm water management study... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:16:08 -0500 WHODUNIT? The maid did it. Storm Lake St. Mary’s Schools held their 2017 St. Mary’s Ball and Charity Auction with a murder mystery theme “Mystery at the Forum” Saturday night in the Buena Vista University... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:10:06 -0500 Police catch forger in the act Vigilant staff at a branch bank in Storm Lake helped police to capture an area man who was making an attempt to pass a forged check for the third time in less than a week. Storm Lake Police were... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:06:47 -0500 Home interior store in the works Crews have cleared the site of a former Volkswagen dealership on Lakeshore Drive across from King’s Pointe, most recently used by YouniQue Adventures Camper Rentals, to make way for a new home... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:03:56 -0500 Pony Express Riders celebrate 50 years It may have been a little cool and damp, but the conditions didn’t stop local Pony Express Riders from celebrating the 50th-anniversary ride Saturday morning. Departing from the horse barns and... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:01:52 -0500 Paint Iowa Beautiful helps brighten projects in 8 area communities Diamond Vogel Paint and Keep Iowa Beautiful have announced the grant awards for the 2017 Paint Iowa Beautiful program. Several local public service projects were accepted for free paint. • Storm... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:01:18 -0500 Herman's Hermits return to Clay Fair The Clay County Fair is announcing an evening of classic rock ‘n roll featuring Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone with special guests The Grass Roots and The Buckinghams. This act will be held in... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:00:12 -0500 Creek Fest Music Festival to return in 2017 Despite some earlier setbacks, officials of the Creek Fest outdoor music festival at Cherokee have announced that “The Party in the Pasture” will be returning this summer to the same location, with... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:59:17 -0500 Ozarks performers bring Patsy Cline to life Celebrate country legend Patsy Cline’s greatest hits and her behind-the-scenes life story in “Patsy Cline & Friends,” at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, April 3. Tickets are on sale now, see... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:58:23 -0500 Kathryn Siela June 2, 1921 - March 23, 2017 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:27:18 -0500 Dr. Dennis Gustafson April 26, 1947 - March 22, 2017 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:24:03 -0500 Lakeshore Cyclery: riders finding new ways to ride The world of bicycle riding is changing rapidly. Among the hottest trends are electric-motor-assist bikes and recumbent tricycles. According to Larry Godfredson at Lakeshore Cyclery in Storm Lake,... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:10:26 -0500 ISU Extension and Outreach offers food safety training Iowa State University Extension and Outreach- Buena Vista County is offering a food safety training for food service managers April 3 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Office in Storm Lake.... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:09:46 -0500 ‘The Journey to Your Vision’ seminar May 11 Sandy Ehrig, economic development administrator for the Iowa Farm Bureau, will be co-hosting “The Journey to Your Vision” seminar in Storm Lake May 11. This event will be held at Prairie Lakes... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:09:23 -0500 Community Education announces sign ups for Beginner Ball and Start Smart Baseball CommUNITY Education will be offering Beginner Ball, an instructional T-Ball program for children 5 and 6 years old. Beginner Ball is scheduled to begin on Saturday, April 22nd. Skills will be taught... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:44:05 -0500 Storm Lake native named NABC Division II Coach of the Year KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Northwest Missouri State University head men’s basketball coach Ben McCollum has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2016-17 Division II Coach of the... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:43:41 -0500 BVU baseball takes three game weekend series over Luther TUCSON, AZ - Jake Hadaway pitched seven innings, allowing just two unearned runs, and the Buena Vista baseball team scored three runs in the seventh inning tin a thrilling 4-2 victory against Luther... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:42:46 -0500 Storm Lake’s Albatross RFC prepares for busy beginning of April On Sunday afternoons at Frank Starr Park in Storm Lake, a group of 20 or so guys join together and practice a sport that not many people know about, rugby. Rugby was created by William Webb Ellis... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:39:43 -0500 Death and taxes are right around the corner April 15 is right around the corner. Well, this year, taxes aren’t due until April 18, but you know what I mean. It means I get two and a half more days of not working on my taxes. My accountant... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:10:24 -0500 Why do Iowans elect King? As someone born and raised in Storm Lake, I have always been proud of the growth and change that Storm Lake has made since the ‘70’s. I have told folks that Storm Lake is leading Iowa into the future... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:09:19 -0500 TLC future uncertain under federal cuts With the specter of budget cuts from the Trump administration looming in the horizon, many programs, nationally and locally look to be affected. Storm Lake Middle School's Tornado Learning Club... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:07:15 -0500 4-H gearing up for summer programs For local folks, 4H offers a myriad of opportunities for kids and adults alike, with every summer bringing new ventures and skill builders. For director Nichol Kleespies, and office manager Ellen... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:05:55 -0500 2017 set to be last year for dredging The dredging era on Storm Lake will likely come to an end after this summer. In a meeting Friday, the Lake Preservation Association agreed to set the finish date for the project at December 31, 2017... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:05:03 -0500 Retirement After 40 years of service at Fareway, Bill Whitney is hanging up his apron. Bill has worked at three different locations in the same town (Storm Lake). Bill and his wife bought a motor home and will... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:00:57 -0500 Weapons threat leads to charges in Spirit Lake SPIRIT LAKE — A 23-year-old Spencer man faces a series of charges following a brief standoff with authorities in Spirit Lake. Chase Douglas Peterson is scheduled to make his initial appearance at 4... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:00:18 -0500 Sign, sign everywhere a sign Some foam board, a permanent marker and Donald Trump’s 2016 victory recently brought a 2000 Spirit Lake graduate some extra attention. Kristin Garvey mixed personal beliefs and politics to create a... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:58:06 -0500 Prairie burns set for area The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) plans to conduct prescribed burns in 2017 in your area. Prescribed burn units are typically burned every one to five years and vary in size. The burns... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:55:27 -0500 So-so ‘Power Rangers’ reboot is cheesy, self-serious • “Power Rangers,” a Lionsgate release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for “sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, language, and for some crude humor.”... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:52:56 -0500 Easter egg hunt at King’s Pointe King’s Pointe Resort will be hosting an Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. This event will be held on the Great Lawn. The Easter Bunny and King Splash will be present. Cost is $6. There... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:52:16 -0500 Finalist named for BVU Wythe Award Four professors have been selected as finalists for Buena Vista University’s 2017 George Wythe Award for Excellence in Teaching. They are, from left: • Dr. Gwen Hart, associate professor of English •... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:49:58 -0500 Ridge View FFA Chapter holds annual banquet On March 21, the Ridge View FFA Chapter held their annual banquet. There were 130 special guests, parents, and members that enjoyed a very nice banquet and meal. Following the meal was our award and... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:46:34 -0500 Dollars for Scholars fund drive winds down The Storm Lake Dollars for Scholars organization is winding down its 2016-2017 Community Campaign Fund Drive. In recent months, area residents have been contacted about contributing to the campaign.... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:45:40 -0500 Mid-Iowa School Improvement Consortium to take place April 3 On April 3rd, MISIC (Mid-Iowa School Improvement Consortium) will be presenting to several area administrators on best practices with aligned instruction and assessment. This event is being hosted at... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:45:12 -0500 Sioux Central Transition Nights High School Transition Night The Sioux Central High School Transition Night will be held Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in the Media Center. The presentation will cover information about high school... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:44:27 -0500 Arlene Nielson September 4, 1930 - March 22, 2017 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:41:06 -0500 Wesley Nelson November 19, 1945 - December 17, 2016 Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:40:25 -0500 Police and Fire Blotter Marijuana odor leads to arrest of several people for possession of alcohol On the morning of Saturday, March 25, at approximately 12:55 a.m. two off duty Storm Lake police officers working security... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:39:20 -0500 PILOT SPECIAL REPORT: A Harvest of Empathy Storm Lake hosts a unique summit against hunger. “We’ve become a nation of fast food, processed food… the only young people I could find gardening were growing weed.” Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:19:44 -0500 MOM AND MORE During Dance Team Night at Newell-Fonda, it’s a tradition for the fathers to share a formal dance with their daughters. Senior Carli Grau had no partner, as her beloved father Gordon passed away in... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:15:45 -0500 Area native creates online auction to aid wildfire victims Former area resident and Newell-Fonda grad Jason Smith is leading a statewide effort to help farmers and ranchers in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado who have suffered in recent waves of... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:14:00 -0500 Long-serving US 20 corridor group’s last mission: ‘a big party’ After decades of work tirelessly pushing to complete the four-lane corridor, the U.S. Highway 20 Corridor Association will likely come to an end next year with the scheduled completion of the final... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:12:41 -0500 For those about to shop…we salute you Women love to shop. I hate to shop. I know women who spend a whole Saturday “window shopping.” Not this girl. When I decide to take the trek to Sioux City and venture to the shopping centers it... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:10:55 -0500 Celebration of the Grape —Wines by Innspirations To taste the nectar from the vines and revel in its bitter sweetness is what you would get from a wine tasting at Linn Grove based winery Innspirations Wine & Vine. What started out as a bed and... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:09:13 -0500 Celebration of the Grape —Wines by Innspirations To taste Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:08:55 -0500 Red Cross calls for type O negative and AB blood donors The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:07:44 -0500 Help save a life at an upcoming blood drive LifeServers can make saving lives a regular date – whole blood donors can give blood every 56 days! Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. By donating as soon as you become... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:07:20 -0500 BVRMC nurses receive 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Nurses Cathy Fordyce, Nikki Hazen and Tenaea Jeppeson have been awarded the 2017 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award. This award recognizes outstanding nurses whose... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:04:09 -0500 SPARC presents Masters of Soul The Best of Motown & Soul on April 7 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:03:00 -0500 Family fun day in Sioux City April 2 Family fun day will be held April 2. Start off the day at US Bank, located at 501 Pierce St., downtown Sioux City at 2 p.m. for food, fun and games. There will be an Instrument Petting Zoo where SCSO... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:02:34 -0500 Spencer RAGBRAI Committee announce headliner, logo Local volunteers encourage riders, support teams to ‘Kick Your Wheels Up! Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:00:53 -0500 Pilot Bookshelf: ‘Universal Harvester’ a literary harvest Set in Nevada, Iowa, Universal Harvester requires close study – but the rewards are great when you finish John Darnielle’s second novel after Wolf in White Van. Darnielle, now living in Durham, N.C.,... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:59:46 -0500 Sanford Museum’s ‘Coffee with Curators’ features Long Nose God Mask Ancient Native Americans have left behind many mysteries for archaeologist to try to unravel. Small masks with two eyes and long noses, made out of either marine shell, bone or copper are examples of... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:58:10 -0500 Piano students perform at music festival Piano students of Suzanne Winterhof, Aurelia, participated in the Junior Music Festival sponsored by the Morning Musicale Club, an affiliate of the National Federated Music Clubs of America, held in... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:57:46 -0500 Eileen Leinbaugh September 9, 1921 - February 17, 2017 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:57:04 -0500 Kenneth Richard “Dick” Edwards April 26, 1925 - February 25, 2017 Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:56:03 -0500 Three local students win ‘If I Were Mayor’ essay contest Each year the Iowa League of Cities sponsors an essay contest entitled “If I Were Mayor.” The 7th grade students in Storm Lake participated in completing essays on what they would do if in the role... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:54:34 -0500 BVU alum finds success at Weber State The journey to becoming a college basketball coach on the Division I level can be a long and tiring journey. For Buena Vista alum, Randy Rahe, he waited in the wings for 16 years before becoming the... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:01:37 -0500 Seaman looks to manage Whitecaps with a sense of community In early June the Storm Lake Whitecaps will make their return to the baseball diamond for the first time since 1940 as part of the Pioneer League this summer. The new league will have four teams this... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:59:22 -0500