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Alta-Aurelia Band Students selected for Northwest Iowa 7th and 8th Grade Honor Band (10/30/14)
Eight Alta-Aurelia band students have been selected to participate in the 46th annual Northwest Iowa Junior High/Middle School Honor Bands Festival. On Saturday, October 18, over 300 seventh and eighth grade band students from 43 Northwest Iowa schools auditioned for a position in two honor bands. ...
Industrial Road Construction Update (10/30/14)
The construction on Industrial Road in Alta has been going good according to David Doxtad, engineer with I&S Group on the project. The road is continuing to get graded. Rock will hopefully be placed at the end of this week. The grading of the ditches and drainage to them should be wrapped up soon as well. ...
ASU freshman Galvin has roots in Iowa (10/30/14)
Ardiss and Bob Galvin of Aurelia are the humble grandparents of their granddaughter Sarah Galvin. Passing along big dreams to their son Steve who graduated from Alta High School in 1978, he has soon passed it on to his daughter. Ardiss. Steve and his wife Abbie made sure that their daughter did her homework when she got home from school before anything else...
72-year-old photo kindles memories of WWII era strength, sacrifice on SL homefront (10/27/14)
It was about this time of year, in 1942, and even the Pilot-Tribune was taking a few shots at the Nazis. A front page photo showed children collecting scrap metal door to door to help the war effort. More than 70 years later, a yellowed clipping of the page resurfaced, bringing memories of The Greatest Generation with it...
'Swanson Field' proponents await school board decision (10/27/14)
Leading a proposal to rename Tornado Field as "Swanson Field" in honor of Storm Lake High School's winningest gridiron coach John Swanson, a small group of his former players and colleagues approached the Board of Education last week. The matter was not on the agenda, so no decision could be made...
Vets see impact of animal neglect (10/27/14)
Dirty fur, muddy paws and fleas are the least of this small, curly-haired dog's problems. His lower jaw has decayed to the point of almost complete disintegration due to tartar. His top ones aren't in much better shape as both canine teeth are curved upward all the way to his nose like large elephant tusks. The oral disease also gives off a strong, foul scent of decay that permeates the entire room...
Survey: 3/4 of parents say SL schools are doing 'great job' (10/27/14)
The Storm Lake School District recently decided to ask families of its students about how well the district is doing its job. The response was positive, with 70-80 percent approval for nearly every element of the educational experienced questioned - from school safety to accessibility of the teachers...
Unemployment rate doubled in SL since '90s, but jobs are there (10/25/14)
While Buena Vista County's unemployment rate remains slightly below the statewide percentage, it has continued to creep gradually higher. In October, the local rate was 4.2 percent of the county population unemployed and seeking work, virtually unchanged from the month before, but up significantly from 3.5 percent in October of 2013...
Debate in Storm Lake: King, Mowrer clash; Ebola to immigration (10/24/14)
From the beginning, it was clear this would be a no-holds-barred affair. For one hour Thursday night, Storm Lake was the center of the Iowa political universe, as incumbent Steve King and challenger Jim Mowrer traded sharply-worded accusations in the one and only debate between the combatants for the 4th District congressional seat. Issues ranged from immigration to Ebola, the Farm Bill to terrorism...
Debate in Storm Lake: King, Mowrer clash; Ebola to immigration (10/24/14)
From the beginning, it was clear this would be a no-holds-barred affair. For one hour Thursday night, Storm Lake was the center of the Iowa political universe, as incumbent Steve King and challenger Jim Mowrer traded sharply-worded accusations in the one and only debate between the combatants for the 4th District congressional seat. Issues ranged from immigration to Ebola, the Farm Bill to terrorism...
Teen founder hopes SLHS Gay Straight Alliance will build awareness (10/23/14)
'My main hope is to keep it going, so it can help a lot of people'
Vocal Concert (10/23/14)
The Alta-Aurelia Middle School and High School Vocal students performed at the Alta-Aurelia High School on Monday night. Top: The 7th and 8th grade students were under the direction of Deb Peterson and sang songs like "Fun, Fun, Fun by Jeff Funk," "I Will Sing by Roger Emerson," and "Pizza by Kirby Shaw." Bottom left: The High School Choir students were under the direction of Rebecca Elemond and performed songs like "For the Beauty of the Earth" by John Rutter, "Festival Hosanna" by Mary Lynn Lightfoot, and "Seize the Day" by Roger Emerson. ...
Scholastic Book Fair scheduled for next week (10/23/14)
The Alta-Aurelia Community School District will be holding a Scholastic Book Fair October 27 to October 31 at the library in Alta. School librarian Julie Langer said that the book fair has been going on in Alta for at least 20 years. This year, the library will also be holding a coin challenge through an effort called All for Books from Scholastic, Inc. Every cent that is collected will help build and refresh classroom libraries with new books that students want to read...
Lakeside council fields 'Save the Cobblestone' pitch (10/23/14)
A former Storm Lake man spearheading a campaign to preserve the venerable Cobblestone Ballroom desperately needed someone in local leadership to say they would support the fledgling project. He got that, if cautiously, in the form of Lakeside City Council members during a city meeting Tuesday night...
'You Are the Wind' (10/23/14)
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THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT, BUENA VISTA COUNTY (10/28/14)
IN THE ESTATE OF Helen F. Kuyper, Deceased Probate No: ESPR016811
IN THE JUVENILE COURT FOR O'BRIEN COUNTY, IOWA (10/28/14)
IN THE MATTER OF: JUVENILE NO. JVJV002627 N.D.S., DOB: 09-08-2014 MINOR CHILD.
Alta-Aurelia Community School Districts (10/28/14)
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THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT, BUENA VISTA COUNTY (10/28/14)
IN THE ESTATE OF James F. McClatchey, Deceased Probate No: ESPR016802
NOTICE TO CREDITORS (10/28/14)
IN THE MATTER OF BERNICE KOLB FAMILY TRUST
Buena Vista County Solid Waste Commission (10/28/14)
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