Storm Lake Pilot Tribune Headlines News from the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune newspaper in Storm Lake, Iowa en-us Storm Lake swimming splits meet in Spencer SPENCER - The Storm Lake Girls’ Swim Team ended their regular season here Tuesday night with a double dual meet against host Spencer as well as Sioux City Metro. The team split the meets, winning... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:38:19 -0500 Regional High School Volleyball St. Mary’s season ends against Newell-Fonda in regional play NEWELL - The Panthers took the first set against the Mustangs, but couldn’t take anymore than that falling three sets to one on Tuesday... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:35:02 -0500 Football Week Nine Preview #5 Storm Lake hosts Sgt. Bluff-Luton, District title on the line On Friday night might be the biggest game in Storm Lake football history as they host SB-L with the 3A-District 1 title on the line.... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:32:54 -0500 Sexual assault in college: From Hollywood to your hometown As college students walking on campus for the first time our freshman year, we are bombarded with sexual assault statistics. Here’s one. According to the Association of American Universities (AAU), 1... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:05:13 -0500 Mom, Dad, I'm Gay... BVU panel shares coming out experiences, seeks understanding Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:02:39 -0500 City OK’s apartment building, condo site deals Two housing projects were approved in a series of votes by the Storm Lake City Council Monday - a low-to-moderate-income 60-unit complex that would be located on 10th Street, and a market-rate... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:57:48 -0500 City lands $6.4m in disaster funds for water projects The Storm Lake City Council has approved a Community Development Block Grant as part of a National Disaster Resilience Grant Agreement, and will be awarded $6.4 million toward stormwater and sewer... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:56:56 -0500 Not so scary: Lakes pastor draws squeaks, not screams, as Sarabelle ARNOLDS PARK — The sound of footsteps coming from the woods won’t be made by Rev. Dr. Sarah Rohret’s floppy shoes. As Sarabelle, she chooses a mid-morning parade route over an ominous trail at... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:50:24 -0500 Alyssa receives her new ‘ride’ Alyssa Eaton’s family is happy to report that Alyssa received a special needs tricycle, thanks to everyone who contributed to Alyssa’s GoFundMe drive. She received her tricyle in September and is... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:47:54 -0500 “The Girl on the Train:” Blunt delivers ‘creepy drunk vibe’ at the center of twisting storm • On a scale of 5 popcorn buckets, “The Girl on the Train” delivers 4 tasty tubs of edge-of-the-seat suspense. Who is involved in Megan’s disappearance? There are lots of people to consider as law... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:33:38 -0500 Fright Night Halloween and costume party at the Hard Rock Fright Night Halloween and costume part will be held at the Hard Rock in Sioux City on October 29 at 8 p.m. featuring music by the nation’s ultimate 90’s cover band Run Forrest Run. Costume prizes... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:31:54 -0500 Four-hand piano music featured in choir concert The Fort Dodge Choral Society opens its season with a concert for choir and four-hand piano, titled, “When Two Hands Aren’t Enough.” The music has been chosen to highlight the wonderful things... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:31:24 -0500 BVRMC: Out with the Old Demolition was underway Wednesday on a former emergency entrance area at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. A new emergency department was created in the recently-opened addition to... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:15:59 -0500 Becker and Sweeney Wedding Philip Becker, son of Steven and Therese Becker of Storm Lake, and Kayla Sweeney, daughter of Gina and Mike Hill of Ankeny, were married on June 11th at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Urbandale, with... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:14:03 -0500 Viola Peters July 8, 1916 - October 15, 2016 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:10:40 -0500 Norman Eastman October 13, 1937 - October 14, 2016 Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:09:24 -0500 Police and Fire Blotter Fight at El Mariachi Dance Club results in minor injuries On October 16, at 1:30 a.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was called to a report of a fight at El Mariachi Dance Club, located at 523... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:08:32 -0500 Helping Hands Members of the Providence Go-Getters 4-H Club recently painted the windows at Fareway to celebrate National 4-H Week, and to promote joining a local 4-H club. 4-Hers painting were (left to right): ... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:06:42 -0500 Donations Recently, IGL TeleConnect’s Marketing Director, Vanessa Moore, delivered a sponsorship check to Braden Falline, Director of Collections at the Clay County Heritage Center. The donation will help... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:05:39 -0500 Start to Farm Series for New and Early Career Dairy Farmers begins Nov. 17 at Dordt College The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will conduct a series of workshops starting Nov. 17 in the Campus Center Board Room at Dordt College in Sioux Center. The series, Dairy... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:55:09 -0500 Junk Rescued to hold sale Junk Rescued will be holding their occasional sale in November in the Lake Avenue Lounge area, on the third floor above Celia’s Antiques. The sale will take place Thursday, November 10th from 5-7... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:54:28 -0500 Green lights can honor both football and veterans I just want to say that I love the green lighting posts supporting SLHS. As a proud ‘10 alumni, I couldn’t be prouder of our boys this season. It is also important to note that “green lighting” also... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:11:07 -0500 No debate a sign of cowardice? Steve King’s refusal to debate Kim Weaver and the majority of his previous opponents in Congressional races represents nothing more than a continuation of the cowardice he initially exhibited as a... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:10:32 -0500 Storm Lake a window into hunger problem in rural US Storm Lake, Iowa, appears the picture of economic health, a place where jobs are plentiful, the unemployment rate hovers near 3 percent, busy shops fill century-old brick buildings and children ride... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:59:32 -0500 The happy haunts of Schaller When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake spooks come out for a swingin’ wake happy haunts materialize, and begin to vocalize, grim grinnin’ ghosts come out to socialize… Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:54:36 -0500 Alta-Aurelia girls finish third, boys sixth at Twin Lakes Conference meet GOWRIE - On Saturday morning, Alta-Aurelia traveled to Gowrie for the Twin Lakes Conference meet. The girls finished in third place out of six teams while the boys ended up in sixth out of seven... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:54:02 -0500 Tornadoes finish fourth in Tornado Classic STORM LAKE - Storm Lake volleyball hosted a tournament and came in fourth on Saturday with one win against four losses. Spirit Lake won the event going 5-0. “We played some of our best volleyball of... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:51:55 -0500 SL students make honor band, massed band to perform Friday Several Storm Lake Middle School Band Students have been selected to participate in the 49th annual  Northwest Iowa Junior High Honor Band Festival.  On Saturday, October 15, over 330 7th and 8th... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:48:35 -0500 ADA council to engage transportation forum The Spencer ADA Council with the support of the Northwest Iowa Care Connections will present a “Rural Transportation Forum: Connecting People to Services” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18. The free... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:45:51 -0500 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers Identity Theft Learning with lunch Nov. 2 in Cherokee Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host an educational Identity Theft Learning with Lunch on Nov. 2 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Cherokee County Extension and Outreach office. Identity... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:45:30 -0500 Spencer man killed in Highway 10 accident Eastman pronounced dead at hospital after truck leaves roadway, strikes pole Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:43:49 -0500 Cemetery pet ban passed for Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee The proposal to ban pets in the Oak Hill Cemetery had been discussed extensively at Cherokee City Council meetings during previous months, but there was no discussion at the Oct. 11 meeting before... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:42:37 -0500 BVU Homecoming Concert Top, Buena Vista University Concert Band and returning Alumni celebrate the band’s 92nd year at the Homecoming Concert held in Schaller Chapel on October 16th. Bottom, Buena Vista University Concert... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:37:14 -0500 France honors WWII vet from Cherokee Capt. Robert McCormack, who grew up in Cherokee and graduated from Wilson High School in 1941, was honored recently by the government of France for his service in World War II as a B-24 Navigator in... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:35:29 -0500 Weaver: college affordability should be top issue Democratic candidate for Congress Kim Weaver said that she was struck by a keynote speech from Texas Representative Joaquin Castro Friday night at the Iowa Democratic Party Annual Gala.... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:34:34 -0500 From songwriter to Nobel prize winner Bob Dylan wins a Nobel prize in literature, and for many, the question is: why did it take so long? Until now, prolific songwriters have never been in favor with the Nobel committee, having been... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:28:16 -0500 SM, AA take part in Career Day game shows Storm Lake St. Mary’s and Alta-Aurelia high schools took part in “The Job,” a game show-styled career day at the Iowa Central Community College main camp in Fort Dodge Friday. Students learned about... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:26:07 -0500 BVU Homecoming On Friday, Oct. 14, Buena Vista University crowned its 2016 Homecoming king and queen: Matthew Tennyson, a senior Elementary Education major from Fairmont, Minn.; and Elizabeth Kim, a senior senior... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:24:54 -0500 Musical Journey The Triton Marching Band from Iowa Central recently took to the road to perform five concerts in one day. Storm Lake High School, South Central Calhoun, Newell-Fonda, Manson Northwest-Webster, and... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:24:07 -0500 Egg Drop On October 7th the students of Mr. Wall’s 8th grade science class competed against Mrs. Wieck’s SLHS science class in an Egg Drop design contest. Students were tasked with designing a contraption to... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:20:21 -0500 Register now for STEM Fest on Nov. 12 Registration is now open for area 4th through 8th grade students to attend ‘Fall STEM Fest 2016’ hosted by Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:18:27 -0500 Madagascar program at Albert City Public Library Katie Struss of Albert City will be presenting Madagascar at the Albert City Public Library on Thursday, October 27, at 7 p.m. When Katie was an Environmental Science major at Simpson College, 25... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:49:31 -0500 Unhuggable creatures program at the PHC Just in time for Halloween, come out to the Prairie Heritage Center to learn about those “UNHUGGABLE” creatures that send a chill down our spine. Join the O’Brien County Naturalist for a look at... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:48:46 -0500 Adult Coloring Night this Thursday at the SL Public Library The Storm Lake Public Library will hold an Adult Coloring Night on Thursday, October 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the library. All adults welcome for a fun and creative evening. Coloring pages,... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:46:46 -0500 Anniversary The family of Dave and Jean Hadden would like to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with a card shower. Dave and Jean were married on October 21, 1961 in Early. If you would like to help them... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:38:58 -0500 Edwin Buckendahl November 5, 1947 - October 8, 2016 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:25:33 -0500 Thomas Schuler July 21, 1926 - October 13, 2016 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:22:12 -0500 Lavon Watts August 1, 1916 - October 12, 2016 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:21:03 -0500 The clock reader I have a friend who reads clocks. Not reads in the typical sense of noting the time, but reads as in looking to see patterns in the numbers. There is a certain beauty in discovering order or... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:18:07 -0500 Like consumer choice? Don’t back blend wall bill If legislation was introduced that would prevent the latest iPhone from being sold and instead require users to return to the days of big brick phones and other technology relics, you’d be up in... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:17:08 -0500 Myrna Snyder August 28, 1933 - October 12, 2016 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:15:51 -0500 Grandparents Day Storm Lake St. Mary’s School held Grandparents and Special Friends Day Monday to a packed house. Preschool through fifth grade students shared music with “Make a Difference” a celebration of goodwill... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:11:02 -0500 Keith and Elizabeth (Betty) Kirby Happy 50th Anniversary to Keith and Elizabeth (Betty) Kirby, who were joined in marriage on October 15, 1966. As your children and grandchildren, we could not ask for better role models as to what it... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:09:46 -0500 Police and Fire Blotter Updates from the Storm Lake Police Department, Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office and the Storm Lake Fire Department. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:08:54 -0500 Ask a Trooper: The intersection of farming and traffic safety There is an intersection that some say doesn’t exist. Others say these roads have no business intersecting, they are too far apart. And there are others that bury their heads in their devices,... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:06:50 -0500 Hazel Paeper July 7, 1915 - October 10, 2016 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:05:37 -0500 Janice Hedberg December 22, 1939 - October 10, 2016 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:04:39 -0500 Art takes center stage The Storm Lake Art is putting its mark on the new SLHS performing arts auditorium, painting the sets for the upcoming musical, “Guys and Dolls.” The students say they are excited to be able to share... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:02:34 -0500 REAP grant awarded for new city park The City of Storm Lake has been awarded a grant from the state’s Resource Enhancement and Protection fund, commonly referred to as REAP, to purchase the former Joyce’s Greenery site. The two lots off... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:01:52 -0500 Racial discrimination incident reported to BVU A racial incident was reported to Buena Vista University Student Affairs October 9, alleging that two females were entering a bus at Malarky’s to return to campus when they were verbally abused by a... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:01:25 -0500 ‘Cares for Kids’ donations support BVRMC First Embrace Obstetrics Donations to the “Cares for Kids” program at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center have recently been used to purchase a CuddleCot for the First Embrace Obstetrics. The CuddleCot and a Moses Basket... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:54:05 -0500 Iowa Central Storm Lake center enrollment grows 4.6 percent for fall 2016 The Iowa Central Community College Storm Lake Center has more students this fall for yet another year. Iowa Central Community College’s Storm Lake Campus reported a 4.6% increase in enrollment.... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:53:38 -0500 Cardinal Sin: Local World Series hero’s story ended in shocking murder-suicide With the World Series approaching and baseball fever at high pitch, the blogpost Galesburg’s Darkness recently researched the story of the Storm Lake area’s own World Series champion, and the... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:49:55 -0500 Badlands House Band at the Jack O’Lantern Jam The 2016 Jack O’ Lantern Jam featuring the Badlands House Band is your chance to take part in the biggest party on the Lakes Halloween weekend. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. at the Waterfront at Bridges... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:39:48 -0500 Just in time for Halloween ‘The Addams Family: The Musical’ will kick off SCT’s 57th season Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:37:54 -0500 Donation The Laurens Ladies Golf League made a generous donation of $250 to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s P.i.n.k., which provides free mammograms to women with financial barriers. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:35:24 -0500 Upcoming blood drive in Storm Lake Blood is all you need to save lives in your community this month. 90% of Americans experience the need for blood in their lifetime, but less than 10% of the population donates regularly. A regular... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:34:44 -0500 Young at Heart “When to call 911” was the topic for the October Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Young at Heart. Joan Prach, Director of ER/Ambulance and Matt Imming, Emergency Services Educator/Supervisor... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:32:20 -0500 Simple steps women can take to reduce the odds of developing breast cancer When it comes to breast-cancer prevention, most women are probably aware of the need for self examinations and mammograms, as well as awareness of a family history for breast cancer. But other... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:31:22 -0500 Sanford presents Ulysses S. Grant Peter Grady’s presentation to a packed audience in the east gallery at the Sanford Museum on Saturday evening began with Grady shuffling in wearing a blanket and wool stocking cap. He sat at a... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:29:10 -0500 Peer Relations Storm Lake High School students from a peer relations class recently visited Otsego Place. Students and Otsego Place tenants enjoyed roasting marshmallows and making s’mores together as a group. ... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:27:58 -0500