Storm Lake Pilot Tribune News News headlines 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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