Storm Lake Pilot Tribune News News headlines from the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune newspaper in Storm Lake, Iowa en-us Holstein native brings love of college atmosphere to UNI presidency Holstein native Mark Nook will become the 11th president of the University of Northern Iowa on February 1. The university announced the choice Tuesday afternoon. “It’s really a school committed to... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:40:25 -0600 Branstad accepts Trump’s China ambassador offer Reynolds says she’s ready to lead the state, King mulls run for governor Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:39:41 -0600 ICCC bond vote falls just shy, another vote possible in 2017 A $29.5 million bond issue special election for Iowa Central Community College won approval from a majority of the voters Tuesday, but fell just short of the 60 percent required to pass. “If I told... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:37:41 -0600 Wassail Music and Merriment The local singing group A Touch of Broadway performed for the Witter Gallery Wassail party for the 16th consecutive holiday season Monday, with a full house crowd enjoying the latest themed show,... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:36:26 -0600 UDMO asks county to help elderly with Chores program Upper Des Moines Opportunity, the local charitable service, is asking the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors to kick in $1,000 to help needy senior citizens get chores done. About 23 people over... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:34:28 -0600 Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe to be held at St. Mary’s December 12 As the United States Council of Catholic Bishops have declared that the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe be a day of Prayer of Solidarity with families of immigrants, all are invited to participate in... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:31:31 -0600 Immigration: A Make or Break Issue for 2017 What the new administration will actually do as far as substantive policy change in the area of immigration remains to be seen, but the campaign rhetoric alone was so inflammatory that many... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:24:21 -0600 SL City Council discusses mandatory residential garbage collection On Monday evening the Storm Lake City Council met with 12 items on their agenda as council members Porsch and Engelman were not present. The representative from the Precision Pipeline to speak about... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:22:49 -0600 Wear in the World Buena Vista University student Justice Gage turned the university art gallery into a unique show he calls “Wear in the World,” on exhibit through Dec. 15. Gage turned hundreds of pieces of used... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:11:04 -0600 The Messiah Community singers and orchestra performers joined in a performance of The Messiah this week at Storm Lake High School auditorium. / Photos by Dana Larsen Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:49:45 -0600 Helping Goodfellow The Pilot-Tribune and its advertisers raised $2,050 for the Mr. Goodfellow program to buy warm winter gear for needy children, thanks to a special advertising publication. General manager Kari... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:32:51 -0600 Special services at St. John Lutheran in Storm Lake Several special worship opportunities are planned for the Advent/Christmas season at St. John Lutheran Church, Storm Lake, and the community is invited to attend them. On Sunday, December 11, the St.... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:27:58 -0600 ICCC leaders optimistic on today’s bond vote Voters in nine counties will weigh in today on a proposed bond issue that would provide $29.5 million for improvements at Iowa Central Community College, including some building upgrades to the Storm... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:04:32 -0600 SLHS student: Set your goals high For Storm Lake High School student Matthew Marroquin, education and giving back to the community are imperative, organic, and intermingled. “I really feel the need to empower our community,... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:56:39 -0600 A Hometown Holiday Alta was bustling on Sunday with its first-time Hometown Christmas celebration, complete with a soup lunch and chili cook-off, cookie-decorating,, horse-wagon rides, holiday stories and tour of... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:53:13 -0600 The Messiah Glee Crippin performs a solo during the performance of The Messiah Sunday at Storm Lake High School’s auditorium. A massive community choir representing all ages was joined by an orchestra for the... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:51:57 -0600 Food and celebration at the 30th Annual Christmas Dinner Carols, delicious food, and Beaver friendship surrounded the 30th Annual All-Campus Christmas Dinner on Dec. 1. The holiday feast was enjoyed by Buena Vista University students and delivered with... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:50:51 -0600 Shoe and Mitten Party held at Goodwill Goodwill of the Great Plains Shoe and Mitten Party was held at the Storm Lake Goodwill center last Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and by the looks of the crowd, the event seemed to be a... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:49:00 -0600 Adopt-a-Family program moves toward Dec. 16 deadline The annual Adopt-A-Family for Christmas program has seen 151 families and individuals adopted, with five currently remaining to be served. The Pilot-Tribune and Upper Des Moines Opportunity... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:48:17 -0600 A Storm Lake secret now revealed! (Holding my breath until July 4, 2023) I have just discovered a well-kept secret of Storm Lake. It must be a secret, because in my nearly 10 years of being a member of the Buena Vista County Historical Society Board of Directors and,... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:44:38 -0600 Dance Champions Congratulations Storm Lake High School Dance Squad and coach Co Wabeke. The team finished first in large school hoopla and third in Class XI pom and received the Excellence in Academic Achievement... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:39:17 -0600 Music Boosters Soup Supper December 16 The Sioux Central Music Boosters are having their annual Soup Supper in conjunction with the home JV and Varsity basketball games with Pocahontas Area on Friday, December 16. Serving time will be... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:38:50 -0600 Ruth Hoferman returns to the Senior Center Ruth Hoferman returns to the Senior Center at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, December 12, with her signature toe tapping music and songs you will remember. With Christmas just around the corner, you can look... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:33:50 -0600 Second film in Great Directors Film series showing December 12 The Storm Lake Public Library continues their recently started “Great Directors” film series, on Monday, December 12, at 1 p.m. This month’s selection is the famed John Huston’s directorial debut,... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:33:08 -0600 BV County Parkinson’s Support Group to meet December 13 The Buena Vista County Parkinson’s Support Group will meet Tuesday, December 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1614 W 5th St, Storm Lake. They have plenty of... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:32:38 -0600 Vespers Service at Bethel Baptist December 11 Vespers Service will be held Sunday, December 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Bethel Baptist in Newell. They would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone. There is no charge to attend. Refreshments will... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:32:04 -0600 Donation Rembrandt Foods representatives Lori Graves and Pam Winkel present a check for $1,072.72 to Robin Koster representing Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s AWARE and P.i.n.k. funds. AWARE helps all... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:29:26 -0600 24-hour local fund drive will build home in Haiti You can do a lot in a few hours. When Lakeside man Jeff Luft noticed a Facebook post for “#GivingTuesday,” in which the social media giant was offering to waive its usual fees for fundraiser pages... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:02:33 -0600 IN THE SPIRIT! The Pilot-Tribune hosted its Partners in Excellence second grade class for a special tour of Santa’s Castle this week, complete with a visit from Santa himself. / Pilot photo by Dana Larsen Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:54:31 -0600 County snow crew gears for the worst, hopes for the best If you thought changing your furnace filter was a chore, imagine the effort required of the Buena Vista County Engineer’s staff to prepare for the coming winter’s assault on 1,004 miles of roads and... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:53:59 -0600 Volunteers answer new- record need at mobile pantry It is two hours before the doors are supposed to open, but people are already lining up outside. A cold wind whips through Storm Lake, and the first snow of the season lingers in the air. These... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:52:24 -0600 Adopt-a-Family continues to see quick response In its first week, the annual Adopt-A-Family for Christmas program has seen a record 146 families and individuals adopted, with nine currently remaining to be served. The Pilot-Tribune and Upper Des... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:51:30 -0600 Open House with Santa at the Newell Library The Newell Public Library will be having an Open House Coffee on Saturday, December 10th from 9 – 11 am at the Newell Public Library. Santa will be visiting us from 9:30 – 10:30 am and will have... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:42:32 -0600 WITTER ARTISTS’ EXTRAVAGANZA Area artist picks her inspiration from the beaches Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:27:18 -0600 Buena Vista County 4-Hers recognized for excellence at local awards program The annual Buena Vista County 4-H Awards Program was held Sunday, November 6 at the Buena Vista County Extension Office in Storm Lake. Over 90 4-H members were recognized for their efforts from the... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:14:06 -0600 Buena Vista County volunteers recognized for positive youth development in 4-H program Over 20 adult 4-H Volunteer Leaders were recognized for dedicated service to the 4-H program in Buena Vista County at the annual Buena Vista County 4-H Awards Program held Sunday, November 6. Honored... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:10:57 -0600 Touch of Broadway returns to Wassail Party The Witter Gallery invites everyone to an evening of music at the annual Wassail Party, with a performance by A Touch of Broadway, refreshments, and of course, a cup of wassail. The event is Monday,... Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:08:41 -0600