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Stories from Monday, September 8, 2003

Camp gives dads basic training (09/08/03)
Daddy Boot Camp will be held Sept. 27 at the AEA Meeting Room from 9 a.m. until noon. Boot Camp is a program in which veteran fathers orient "rookie" dads who are expecting their first baby. Sponsored by Iowa State University Extension, the camp is offered for dads whose wives are in the last tri-semester of their pregnancy and fathers with newborns between six weeks and six months old...
City debuts portable unit for decontamination use (09/08/03)
The Storm Lake City Council got a look at the city's latest addition to public safety Tuesday night following the council meeting. Public Safety Director Mark Prosser and members of the Storm Lake police force and fire department demonstrated the use of its portable decontamination unit for the council behind city hall...
BV Jail task force eyes a new plan (09/08/03)
Buena Vista County Sheriff Chuck Eddy and Jail Administrator Don McClure presented their wish list for a new jail to the Jail Task Force Committee Friday, and the group is coming closer to formulating a plan of attack. The task force also evaluated the use of space in the Buena Vista County Courthouse and identified some areas that contained excess storage material...
State Park planning heats up in SL (09/08/03)
As an architect, landscape expert, park planner and land use specialist, David Ciaccio has a lot of tools in his visionary bag to draw upon. The most important one, he says, is his ears. He is the consultant in charge of planning for a proposed State Park for Storm Lake. "We're right in the heat of it now," he said of the project...
BVU celebrates another enrollment record, plans emerge for Student Center building (09/08/03)
By DANA LARSEN Pilot-Tribune Editor As University President Fred Moore stolls down the sidewalk in front of the familiar chapel spire, the sun is shining brightly on Buena Vista University, both literally and figuratively. In the midst of hard economic times in Iowa, the university is bursting with good news, from a sixth enrollent record in eight years to the prospects for a new Student Center building; from a rebounding endowment fund to $12 million in donations received in the past year; from a landmark Science Center on pace to open next fall to an increase in long-sought ethnic diversity on campus.. ...
Engagement (09/08/03)
Karen Becker of Storm Lake and Airlin and Rose DeVos of Sheldon are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Bridget Joy DeVos, to Cory Christopher Vaudt, son of Denny and Sue Vaudt of Storm Lake. Both are 1993 graduates of Storm Lake High School. ...
Conditions considered for race track (09/08/03)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors has not set a public hearing date on rezoning an area where a race track is planned, waiting to discuss the possibility of setting conditions for the race track before a vote on rezoning. The Cherokee County Planning and Zoning Commission has voted to recommend rezoning an area north of Cherokee from agricultural to light industrial, to accommodate a plan of Little Sioux Raceway, Inc., to build a race track there...
Car takes out front wall and waiting area of Design Masters (09/08/03)
A misstep resulted in a recently purchased vehicle, still awaiting permanent license plates, slamming through the front of Design Masters in Spencer, Tuesday morning. No one was seated in the waiting area or at the receptionists desk when the car entered the building, taking out the front wall and colliding with chairs, product displays coming to rest on the appointment desk...
Sorbe, SL gridders win shootout (09/08/03)
Storm Lake stumbled at times Friday night, but in the end escaped from Sheldon with an exciting win as junior Ben Thompson stretched every inch of his 5'11" frame to outleap Orab defenders and haul in the game-winning touchdown toss from Nick Sorbe...
Alta gridders pound WLVA (09/08/03)
After a few missteps early, quarterback Jamie Hammer and the Alta offense got into high gear here Friday night en route to a 29-0 win over the WLVA Wolverines. The Cyclones deferred after winning the coin toss and chose to kickoff. And on the first play from scrimmage, WLVA's swift halfback Steve Wunschel ran off tackle for a 15-yard gain...
QB following in dad's footsteps (09/08/03)
Buena Vista University sophomore quarterback Eric Wiebers admits that the shadow he's playing under is "tough to get out of." But for Wiebers, that's not nearly as negative as it sounds. Eric's dad Rollie was a star quarterback under coach Jim Hershberger at BV from 1976 until 1978, gaining Division III first-team All-American honors and leading the Beavers to the national semifinals in 1978, where the team lost to coach John Gagliardi and St. John's...
Educator brings a rare classical jazz opportunity to SL (09/08/03)
No matter what your musical tastes, Dr. David Klee promises a night of enchanting music at Buena Vista University on Wednesday, Sept. 10. That enchanting music will be compliments of Klee and a trio of other musicians who will be performing Claude Bolling's "Suite For Flute & Jazz Trio No. 2." The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium on the BVU campus as part of the Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES). The event is free and open to the public...
Funeral Arrangements (09/08/03)
BUDDENHAGEN Funeral Services for Rosa L. Buddenhagen, 97, of Aurelia, were held Friday, September 5, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Aurelia. Rosa died Monday, September 1, 2003, at the Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia where she had been a resident since November 12, 1993...
Letters to the Pilot (09/08/03)
School levy is needed at SC TO THE EDITOR: Seventy-seven years ago, in 1926, my parents enrolled me in Kindergarten class at our elementary school. In those early days school finance was relatively simple. We had good teachers, adequate building facilities, and good study programs. Educational requirements were general, included the basics, and met our needs. Conditions have changed...
Letter from the Editor (09/08/03)
I've seen a lot of stories come and go around here, and I hope to see a few more. But one of the first of my career here is still the strangest, one of the saddest, and the one most likely to come at me in the middle of the night. Seventeen years ago, our staff was called out to cover a tragedy when a car containing two fathers and their daughters bound for a ball game missed seeing a snow-covered stop sign, and smashed broadside into an Aurelia school bus. ...