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Stories from Thursday, February 26, 2004

Alta Marine helps intercept Arabian sea vessel carrying 2,800 pounds of drugs (02/26/04)
Kevin and Lana Huss pray everyday for their son's safety and prompt return. Jason is a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The Alta couple is unaware of Jason's whereabouts only that he is overseas. The last they knew he was in Guam. It is difficult, Lana said, to not know but she respects the fact that her son must abide by the "classified information" he has been sworn to...
Benefit planned for Ray Vring family (02/26/04)
There will be a benefit for the Ray Vring family of Alta who recently lost their home in a fire. The Church of Christ in Alta is sponsoring a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Alta Community Center, 409 Highway 7. A free will offering will be taken with all proceeds going to the family. Heading up the benefit are Darci and Steve Sauter, Darla and Brad Koth, all of Alta, and Steve and Cindy Rice of Sioux Rapids. ...
Church of Christ will present children's program packed with Bible lessons, fun; everyone welcome (02/26/04)
Harvey and company are coming to the Church of Christ in Alta and all kids kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to come and visit. Harvey and company are part of the new program - SKITuations. To carry out this program requires the talent and commitment from many members of the church and that hasn't been a problem, said Jackie Bender. In a letter to the congregation, some 30 members volunteered to help out in different capacities...
Activities Fair March 5 at SLHS (02/26/04)
Storm Lake High School works with students in getting them involved in extra-curricular activities. This year is no exception as the Activities Fair 2004 will kick off on Friday, March 5 at 8:30 p.m. Students in grades 9-11 will attend the fair, and eight grade students will be bused from the Middle School to participate as well...
Dedication for chapel set at BVRMC (02/26/04)
Everyone is invited to attend a special ribbon cutting and dedication of the new Chapel recently completed at BV Regional Medical Center. Please gather in the Resource Center of the Schaller Family Center For Women at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 12. The dedication will take place promptly at 2:30 p.m. outside the Chapel. A reception will follow in the Resource Center until 4 p.m...
King blasts Vilsack: 'Get back to Iowa' (02/26/04)
Steve King continues his outspoken ways. The northwest Iowa Congressman issued a terse statement after meeting with Governor Tom Vilsack Tuesday in Washington. "Governor Vilsack met with me and the rest of the Iowa Congressional Delegation today in the U.S. ...
'Bled-dry' county has only 1% to give (02/26/04)
County budgetary woes will be felt at a personal level this July when county employees begin living with the 1-percent increase in pay approved Tuesday by the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors, an increase some employees said was more like a cut in pay...
Medical Center officials debate alcohol at hospital policies (02/26/04)
Responding to a letter to editor in the Pilot-Tribune, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center's trustees wound up their meeting Monday night at BVRMC by addressing the issue of alcohol consumption on the campus. The letter, written by Donald Parrish of Sioux Rapids, claims that the CEO of the medical center violated the public's trust and hospital policy by serving and consuming alcoholic beverages on the premises of the hospital...
Area man jumps from car on Hwy 71, apparent suicide attempt (02/26/04)
Details remain sketchy, but Dickinson County Sheriff Greg Baloun confirmed Monday night that a man intentionally threw himself from a southbound vehicle at about 3 p.m. Monday along U.S. Highway 71 near Milford. Investigators have characterized the incident as apparent suicide attempt. The sheriff described the man as someone from the Spencer area whose age ranged between 38-42. Milford police were the first on the scene. Emergency crews transported the man to Spencer Hospital...
Republicans offer health care options for Iowa seniors (02/26/04)
Republican lawmakers on Tuesday offered a legislation package to help seniors get affordable long-term health care that will help them stay in their homes longer. "Consumers want long-term independence," Sen. Neal Schuerer, R-Amana, said at a Statehouse news conference with the AARP. "This plan provides Iowans with options so they don't have to fear losing independence and control as they grow older."...
Baby's death ruled a homicide (02/26/04)
The death of a 2-month-old girl is being investigated as a homicide, officials said. Kylie Kros died Saturday at University Hospital in Omaha, Neb., She sometimes lived with her parents, Michael Vasquez and Denise Kros, in Woodbine in western Iowa, and sometimes with family in Omaha, said Bob Henderson, a special agent with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. The baby was brought to the hospital early last week, he said...
Tornado grappling trio has high state hopes (02/26/04)
Storm Lake High's 145-pound wrestler George Romualdo feels there's no reason not to set his goals high when it comes to wrestling in this week's Iowa State meet. "My goal is to win the state championship, and if I wrestle to my potential, I think I can accomplish that," the SLHS senior said Tuesday night...
BVU men pass first playoff test (02/26/04)
The Buena Vista University men's basketball team passed its first Iowa Conference tournament game test with flying colors Tuesday night. The top-seeded Beavers improved to 22-4 on the season with a 74-48 pounding of eighth-seed Luther College at Siebens Field House...
AC-T struggled, but improved (02/26/04)
The young Albert City Truesdale basketball team suffered through a 1-18 season, but that doesn't mean there weren't some positive things that happened this past season. That's according to first-year AC-T coach Jason Groendyke. "We had expected a better record before the season started," he said. "But we were hurt by being a very young team with not a lot of depth. And we just didn't have that big girl inside that other teams had...
International Fair coming to campus (02/26/04)
Buena Vista University is inviting the public to the BVU International Fair Monday, March 8, starting at 7 p.m. in the Dows Conference Center, Siebens Forum. Students from various ethnic backgrounds will be presenting information on the growth and development of the cultures of their native countries or nations of ancestry. Participants will be able to experience a little of Asia, Africa, Europe, Central America and the many subcultures that influence global affairs. Admission is free. ...
Go & Do Calendar (02/26/04)
Vagina Monologues tonight at BV Roles will be read by BVU students. Admission is $2, with all proceeds to the local domestic violence crisis center program. Dance Squad Clinic kicks off Senior School...
Recycling e-waste in NW Iowa (02/26/04)
Although they helped spark a boom in the 1990's economy and have become so ubiquitous it's difficult to find a business not dependent on them, computers and their peripherals are coming back to haunt the culture they have come to define. Getting rid of e-waste (older computers, printers, hubs,drives and other peripherals) is becoming a problem for consumers and, especially, for landfills...
Smith elected to ASFMRA post (02/26/04)
Kent Smith became the 63rd president of the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) at the chapter's annual meeting. The organization has been serving Iowa agriculture for over 60 years through quality education programs, professional development and a strong code of ethics. The professional farm managers, rural appraisers, consultants and other property professionals that make up the Iowa chapter provide a full range of services...
Funeral Arrangements (02/26/04)
Thomas (Pete) Peterson October 6, 1928 - February 23, 2004 Funeral services for Thomas "Pete" Peterson, 75, of Alta were held on Wednesday, February 25, with Pastor Durwood Clauson officiating at Baker Funeral Home in Alta with Flag presentation by the Alta VFW post #6172...
Campus View (02/26/04)
Ny radar might possibly be a bit off, but it seems to me that President Bush may be a little confused about his orientation. Yes, Bush may walk the walk and talk the talk. Still, he's been spotted on Pennsylvania Avenue sporting a fairly impressive Prada handbag - also known as the national purse. Rumor also has it he's been whipping out the credit card frivolously. Is he, or isn't he.....
Guest Opinion (02/26/04)
Weapons of mass destruction. Of course that is the platform of many trying to change the power in the White House this election year. Where are the weapons of mass destruction? Ummm... news flash: we caught Saddam, can there be any bigger weapon of mass destruction?...
Pilot Readers Respond (02/26/04)
Beautifying 'The City Beautiful' TO THE EDITOR: "Storm Lake...the City Beautiful"... "Storm Lake.......Proud of It." These slogans, both old and new, make a statement about the tradition and pride citizens of this great community hold dear. Making a commitment to uphold the traditions of our community is not always easy and needs constant vigilance. As another phrase goes, "We only get one chance to make a first impression."...