Storm Lake Pilot Tribune News News headlines from the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune newspaper in Storm Lake, Iowa en-us 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 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 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 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 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