[Masthead] A Few Clouds ~ 72°F  
High: 76°F ~ Low: 67°F
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Stories from Tuesday, April 2, 2002

City gives nod to dredging guru (04/02/02)
A dredging study is on the way after the Storm Lake City Council gave an unofficial go-ahead to a long-time dredging expert yesterday. The city met with representatives of Buena Vista County and the Lake Preservation Association during a work session on dredging following a Storm Lake City Council meeting Monday...
Storm Lake area students earn BVU Dean's Fellowship Awards (04/02/02)
They are Amanda Brummer, daughter of Jeff and LaDonna Brummer, 718 Geneseo Street, Storm Lake, a recipient of the BVU School of Social Science, Philosophy and Religion Dean's Fellowship Award; Jessica Netsch, daughter of Kelly and Judy Netsch, 112 Lake Street, Lakeside, a recipient of the BVU School of Science Dean's Fellowship Award; and Roseanne Wolf, daughter of Raymond and Mary Wolf, 407 Ash Street, a recipient of the BVU School of Science Dean's Fellowship Award...
Donation boosts sheriff's reserves (04/02/02)
Northwest One, Inc., (Northwest Internet Services), recently donated $546 to the BV Sheriff's Reserve Unit to be used toward the purchase of a bulletproof vest for one of its Reserve Deputies who also works for Northwest. Mike White is the Technical Support Manager, supervising the Internet and networking staff. Mike also volunteers for the BV Sheriff's Reserve Unit and is a Marathon resident...
BVU Trustee family OK after ditching plane in river (04/02/02)
A few minutes after Warren Mack, a member of the BVU Board of Trustees, took off Sunday morning for Storm Lake, a red alternator light went on inside the Piper Malibu he was piloting. His wife, Linda, and their daughter, Leslie, smelled something burning, and Mack feared massive engine failure...
SL-born prolific author dies (04/02/02)
One of Storm Lake's most famous natives has passed away. Author Marjorie Holmes died recently at a nursing home in Manassas, Virginia, after suffering a series of strokes. She was 91. Holmes was considered as America's favorite inspirational writer over 40 years, churning out over 25 books as well as a famed "Love and Laughter" column in the Washington Evening Star and regular items in Women's Day magazine...
SLHS musicians shined at competition, Disney event (04/02/02)
After performing at Epcot Center, enjoying the sights and sounds of Disney World and winning several large trophies on their long-awaited journey to Florida, there was only one thing left for members of the Storm Lake High School band, orchestra and choir to enjoy late Sunday night: the bright shining lights of a large escort comprised of police cars, parents and supporters accompanying them home to the high school parking lot...
Engagement (04/02/02)
Chris Boeckman and Kandi Pittenger of Storm Lake would like to announce their engagement. Kandi is employed at The Touch Above hair salon and Chris works at KAYL Radio. They will be married June 8 at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake with a reception to follow at the BVU Forum...
Engagement (04/02/02)
Bill and Lynette Halder of Storm Lake are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel, to Matthew Olson. Parents of the groom are Randi Olson of Wild Rose, WI., and John Adamowski of Bensenville, IL. Rachel is a 1998 graduate of Storm Lake High School and a December 2001 graduate of Buena Vista University with a degree in business management. ...
Engagement (04/02/02)
Summer Liventals and Aaron Kjolhede announce their engagement and up-coming marriage. Their parents are the late Harry and Patsy Liventals of Indianola, and Jeff and Laurie Kjolhede of Alta. Summer is a 1995 graduate of Okoboji High School, and a 1999 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Psychology. ...
Methodist Church near completion of goals (04/02/02)
As contractors finish up their work, volunteers from the congregation have moved in to do their fair share. "We all have to work at our day jobs and come in here at night and work for three or four hours in the evening," said Pastor Ken Bell. "We've had good crews that have come in to volunteer."...
BV College Republicans to hold annual candidate forum (04/02/02)
There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner at 6 p.m. The dinner will include a meal and meaningful conversation with many Republican candidates running in the approaching elections. Candidates appearing at the dinner include: John Redwine, Jeff Ballenger, Bill Salier, Bob Vander Plaats, Steve Sukup, Dough Gross, Brent Siegrist, and Steve King...
County offices have uncontested races this year (04/02/02)
Republican Phil Havens is running unopposed for a third term as county attorney. It is a position where he feels he can do something for the citizens of Buena Vista County. "I've found the work to be satisfying and exciting," he said. "It's a position in which you can have a fairly significant impact on the community, and I hope it's a positive one."...
Iowa State extends McCarney's contract (04/02/02)
"This extension is an affirmation of all that Dan McCarney has accomplished over the past two seasons," Van De Velde said. "It sends a message to future student-athletes that we are working to ensure the long term success of our football program after two memorable seasons."...
BV golfers tie for fourth at Central meet (04/02/02)
Downing helped Buena Vista tie for fourth place in the Central Dutch Classic golf tournament played last weekend at Briarwood Golf Course in Ankeny. Lewis University won the tournament witha team score of 608 strokes. Buena Vista tied Central with a 616...
Family History (04/02/02)
Lois McConkey and Janice Danielson of the Buena Vista County Genealogical Society prepare the library for the public Open House, set for April 7, 2-4 p.m. Society members will be on hand to help new and experienced family researchers to access many sources of information for family history. / Dana Larsen...
Methodist Manor receives funding for presentation (04/02/02)
To host a presentation called "Early Iowa Pioneer Women" by Bev Larson, a retired teacher of 28 years and the author of "the Brave Ones." The event is open to the public on Thursday, May 16, at 2:30 p.m. Larson's book that focuses on the first women in various Iowa counties. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa communities...
BVU to present concert choir at Schaller Chapel (04/02/02)
The Buena Vista University Concert Choir will present their successful tour program in a public concert on Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. in Schaller Memorial Chapel. The program features the men's chorus, the women's chorus and the sacred program presented in eastern Iowa and Chicago on March 1-3...
Letter to the Pilot (04/02/02)
There has been a lot of misinformation about the budget and the so-called "rainy day fund" and I must set the record straight. The current fall in state revenues began in December 2000 and continues through today. In February 2001, the Legislature approved a budget reduction bill in order to deal with declining revenue. Governor Vilsack chose to ignore the warnings from the Legislature and vetoed the bill...
Letter to the Pilot (04/02/02)
The Storm Lake High School junior-senior prom is Saturday, April 13. Here's something for us to take to heart: The three leading causes of death for 15 to 24-year-olds are automobile crashes, murders and suicides. And alcohol is a leading factor in all three...
Pilot Editorial (04/02/02)
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. That's not us talking, that was said by Albert Einstein, the father of the nuclear age and a genius among geniuses. For years and years, talk in Des Moines and Washington has involved tax simplification, but frankly, the politicians are as lost as Einstein and the rest of us...
Gardenaholics Anonymous (04/02/02)
Victims of a disease with symptoms including dirt under the fingernails (and inexplicably in other crevices where it should be unlikely for dirt to homestead); criss-cross scratches on the knees which neighbor children use to play tic-tac-toe; secret nightmares about rabbits the size of bull moose; and the sweating tremors that seem to arrive about the first week of every April...