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Stories from Thursday, April 10, 2003

Workstudy Student of the Year boosts classroom (04/10/03)
Buena Vista University students make connections with the community in a variety of ways, from volunteering to working, and one student is being recognized for his contribution. Noah Wilson, a sophomore from Gowrie, was named the Workstudy Student of the Year for BVU this week...
School, city unveil proposed 28E library agreement (04/10/03)
Details of a proposed 28E agreement between the City of Alta and the Alta Community School District concerning the new town library were unveiled for the first time at the City Council meeting on Monday, and representatives of the two groups say they will share responsibilities once the new facility opens up this fall...
BV high school seniors to experience life as volunteer firefighters (04/10/03)
Nearly every town in Iowa has a volunteer fire department that responds to fire calls. One problem facing all fire departments is the fact that it is harder to have enough firefighters available to fight fires when called to respond. To introduce Buena Vista County high school seniors to volunteer firefighter responsibilities in their communities, Iowa State University Extension in Buena Vista County has partnered with the fire departments in Storm Lake, Alta, Rembrandt, Sioux Rapids, Marathon and Albert City and Buena Vista County Emergency Management to sponsor "Youth Fire and Emergency Service Day," says Rhonda K. ...
Triple blessing for SL family (04/10/03)
It's said that lucky things come in groups of three. The Steve and Lora Juhl family of Lakeside can testify to that statement, as three triplet sisters born nearly four weeks prematurely now lead happy lives chasing the family pet, playing outside and providing their parents and big sister Emma with joy every day...
Vigil takes a stand against child abuse (04/10/03)
Have you seen the haunted eyes of a beaten and neglected child? What have you done to help, asks a survivor of child abuse, giving the charge to stand up and take a stand against abuse during the 3rd annual candlelight vigil sponsored by the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program for Buena Vista, Cherokee and Ida counties...
Boji Bay announces expansion project (04/10/03)
Boji Bay Water Park plans to make a splash this summer with added attractions. Park officials released information this week about the addition of "entertainment favorites, miniature golf, and amusement rides" to compliment the existing water park facility...
Area Sports in Brief (04/10/03)
Alta to hold 3 on 3 boys basketball tournament A 3 on 3 basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, May 3, at Alta High School. The tournament is for boys in grades 3-8. There is an entry fee and pre-registration is not required. Each grade level will have its own tournament if at least four teams are entered. If less than four, then grades will be combined...
Area Events in Brief (04/10/03)
'Musings' from Historical Society Do you remember Trukken Leather Shop? Stuhr's Drug Store? How about Fiscus Funeral Home? These and the names of 24 other Storm Lake businesses appear on the advertising board that originally hung in the Turner Brothers Barber and Beauty Shop. ...
Distiller's grains gain popularity as source of Iowa livestock feed (04/10/03)
Increased ethanol production has glutted the market with the corn-based fuel additive, lowering prices and tightening cash flow at plants. But distiller's grains - an ethanol coproduct - are gaining acceptance as a source of livestock feed. "I'm fielding calls every day from people wanting to purchase distiller's products," said Rick Heaton, a broker who markets the grains for Quad-County Corn Processors, a farmer-owned startup near Galva...
Funeral Arrangements (04/10/03)
Funeral services for Robert S. Forbes, 83, of Aurelia, will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 11, at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia, with Lay Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. Bob died Monday, April 7, 2003 at the Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee...
Letters to the Pilot (04/10/03)
TO THE EDITOR: On Friday night, March 28, at the Schaller Memorial Chapel on the Buena Vista University Campus, my wife and I were thrilled by a sensational concert presented by the Storm Lake High School Choir. They not only sang beautifully but displayed an air of confidence and professionalism that is normally reserved for those in the music profession. These young people are just beginning their journey through their musical education...
Letter from the Editor (04/10/03)
Thank goodness for kids. This business can get to you, with its constant stream of crimes, abuses and controversies. It's no more fun to look at a story assignment sheet full of war and taxes and budgets than it is to read about them in the newspaper...