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