Storm Lake Pilot Tribune News News headlines from the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune newspaper in Storm Lake, Iowa en-us 349 absent at SLHS on ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Entire student body is concerned for classmates who may be caught in uncertainty, principal says Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:46:23 -0600 BVU names new president, to take office July 1 Buena Vista University’s Board of Trustees has named Dr. Joshua D. Merchant as its new president, succeeding Frederick V. Moore, who is stepping down from the position after 22 years. Merchant will... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:19:18 -0600 Latin American group looks for community impact Huddleston steps aside as new leaders emerge Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:17:46 -0600 Operation Clean Sweep addressed 853 2016 nuisance properties in SL For several years, Storm Lake Police community service officers have been working to clean up the city through Operation Clean Sweep. Under the program, the officers seek out property owners or... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:14:56 -0600 Barn Blaze A fire broke out in a barn filled with round bales of hay at the Brett and Allisa Friedrichsen farm Friday morning. The farm is located a mile west of Holstein. It didn’t take long for the fire to... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:07:10 -0600 Another Day Without Immigrants set Local Latino leaders report that there will be another “A Day Without Immigrants” scheduled for May 1, to be recognized both in Buena Vista County and across the nation. At the first event last... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:04:26 -0600 No prison time in $250,000 lottery scheme A Sioux Rapids woman who tried to collect a $250,000 lottery prize with her boyfriend’s help will serve no prison time. Ashley Bosler, 21, was sentenced to two years of probation at her sentencing... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:02:31 -0600 BVU science and business students honored for academic achievement Nine Buena Vista University business students and eight science students have been selected for the Clifford A. Rae Academic Achievement Award for the 2016 calendar year. The awards, which range up... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:49:30 -0600 BVU names two new trustees Buena Vista University has announced Mike Degen and Brad Schroeder have been named to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees works together to develop and adopt fundamental policies and... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:47:15 -0600 Prize-winning organist to perform in Storm Lake David Lim, a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa, will present an organ recital at St. John Lutheran Church, 402 Lake Ave., Storm Lake, on Sunday afternoon, March 5, at 3 p.m. Mr. Lim is a... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:33:34 -0600 HGTV’s Joanna Gaines ‘Matilda Jane Clothing’ and home collection coming to Galva Matilda Jane representative, Nesha Thompson, will be bringing HGTV personality Joanna Gaines’ lines of clothing and her home collection to The Meeting Place in Galva on Saturday, March 4th from 10... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:32:37 -0600 Annual Bald Eagle Watch at the PHC Watching a bald eagle soar overhead is a breathtaking sight. Bald Eagles have very been active in the area in the past few weeks. The warm weather of the last couple weeks has increased the... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:32:00 -0600 South School sale done, site to go on Historic Register Condo site development to begin in summer Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:45:17 -0600 Activist group on pipeline in BV: ‘We’ll be watching’ When Dakota Access resumes work on the pipeline this spring in Buena Vista, Calhoun and Cherokee counties, Bold Iowa supporters, farmers and landowners will be watching to make sure the work is done... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:44:23 -0600 A Pilot Special Report: Local Rep. sees state softening on medical marijuana Next debate may be over ‘hands-free’ cell phone mandate on roads Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:43:35 -0600 Police: man was ‘huffing’ before rollover crash Storm Lake police say that a local man was “huffing” inhalants shortly before crashing his car in a rollover accident Wednesday afternoon, which resulted in a power outage for the surrounding... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:42:31 -0600 Benefit supper and auction for Officer Keith Truog March 11 A benefit supper and auction with raffle for Officer Keith Truog will be held on March 11 from 4-10 p.m. at the Community Building in Marathon (the old school building). Come help honor the life of... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:38:34 -0600 Wine Making Susan Dierson was the featured speaker at The Meeting Place in Galva on Thursday evening, February 9th. During her 90-minute presentation, Susan talked about basic wine making terms, what equipment... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:34:53 -0600 Four-week Beginner Quilting Class in Galva Donna Bremer’s next four-week quilting class will begin on Thursday, March 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at The Meeting Place in Galva. In this four-week class, participants ages 14 and older will learn... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:33:36 -0600 State Speech Storm Lake High School speech students will be competing at All-State in Ames today. The boys will be performing “Manly Men” and the girls will be performing “Cell Block Tango” in the Musical Theatre... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:22:07 -0600 11-year-old threatens to blow up SLMS On the afternoon of Thursday, February 16, at approximately 3:10 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the Storm Lake Middle School in reference to a threat. Upon arrival of police... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:21:07 -0600