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Stories from Tuesday, March 2, 2004

Students may apply for Hoover scholarship program (03/02/04)
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association in West Branch sponsors the Hoover Uncommon Student Award, a program for Iowa high school juniors. Three $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually for study at an accredited two or four year college or university anywhere in the country. The application postmark deadline is March 31...
SC students help design a Mars colony (03/02/04)
Imagine having the power to plan a building project for an entire community. Money is no object; the project can be as extravagant as you wish it to be. The project will be out of this world, in fact, it will be at Mars. Three students from Sioux Central School traveled to Houston, Texas recently, along with many other students from Iowa, including seven students from Aurelia, to take part in the NASA Mars Base Settlement Design Competition. ...
New flax seed plant coming to Cherokee (03/02/04)
An industrial plant to derive a nutrition supplement from flax seeds is expected to be operating this summer, providing 10 new jobs and eventually providing a market for an alternative crop to area farmers. A new business is being developed through a cooperative arrangement between American Natural Soy Processors in Cherokee and Spectrum Organic Products in Petaluma, Calif...
Methodist Manor turns to community for Private Room initiative funding (03/02/04)
Storm Lake's Methodist Manor Retirement Community has launched a Private Room Initiative as a way to offer private rooms to all current and future nursing home residents. Private rooms will provide more dignity and personal control in a personalized, homelike setting, and will also profoundly improve the experience and perception our community has regarding nursing homes, Manor officials said...
4-H project fair Thursday (03/02/04)
The public is invited to attend the 4-H Project Fair to be held Thursday, March 4, from 7-8:30 pm. at the Buena Vista County Extension Office, 824 Flindt Dr. in Storm Lake. Fun-filled information will be shared on 4-H projects including Citizenship, Food and Nutrition, Woodworking, Goats, Horses, Horticulture, Visual Arts, Clothing and others. ...
DHS readies for Community Partnership in BV County (03/02/04)
Buena Vista County has been named as one of the rollout sites for a new Department of Human Services program called Community Partnership. According to local DHS Supervisor Phyllis Slawson, it will emerge as "a whole new approach to keeping kids safe."...
Officers get Medal of Valor (03/02/04)
Members of the Storm Lake Police Department were honored Monday night at the Storm Lake City Council meeting. Director of Public Safety Mark Prosser and Storm Lake Mayor Jon Kruse made the presentations to the officers and one civilian. Ann Strock who has announced her retirement after 34 years serving the city was honored as well as Patrolman Dave Doebel who was honored as the Storm Lake Officer of the Year...
Slide in new enrollments hurting area school hopes (03/02/04)
Outgoing high school seniors continue to outnumber incoming kindergartners in Buena Vista, Clay and Dickinson counties, according to a head count released Feb. 16 by the Iowa Department of Education. The enrollment trend is a concern for school superintendents who set local budgets based on state aid. A majority of state funding for education is based on a per-student formula and most of the area's administrators are struggling to cut already tight budgets...
World Day of Prayer event in Linn Grove (03/02/04)
World Day of Prayer (WDP) is an international event that unites Protestant, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and other Christian women and men in 179 countries in prayer. Throughout the day, from the first sunrise to the last sunset, our prayers follow the sun's path around the globe. Spoken in hundreds of languages and dialects, WDP strives to bring "informed prayer and prayerful action" to our communities...
Local Pastor to serve on Lutheran Services directors, goal is to reduce social suffering (03/02/04)
The Rev. Dr. Michael A. Last, Storm Lake, is no stranger to Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI). Bishop of the ELCA Western Iowa Synod and a former Lutheran Social Service of Iowa board member, Last accepted a call to serve on LSI's volunteer board of directors...
Healthcare options unveiled (03/02/04)
Most of the focus this past week was on the House as they addressed the gaming issue. It is predicted that the debate will be ongoing into this week. Over 100 amendments were filed. Just presenting the amendments alone will take hours. If passed by the House, it will come to the Senate for debate and when that will be, is anyone's guess...
Droessler medals as SLHS wrestlers reflect (03/02/04)
There's a reason Sports Illustrated featured Iowa wrestling at all levels in a recent edition. So it stands to reason that the competition at the iowa State High school meet might be the toughest in the nation. Area wrestlers, including three from Storm Lake High, found that out here Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Veterans Memorial Auditorium...
Mustang boys advance; girls eliminated (03/02/04)
Mustang boys romp past Hurricanes, 83-34 Senior forward Matt Stauter scored a season-high 37 points here Monday night, leading the Newell-Fonda boys basketball team to an 83-34 win over Albert City-Truesdale in a Class 1A district semifnial game. With the win, Newell-Fonda, top-ranked in Iowa all season long in Class 1A, reamained unbeaten...
On to nationals for BVU cagers (03/02/04)
Put the Buena Vista University men's basketball team in a must-win situation, and an opponents' odds of winning are power-ball-like. "We have a very competitive group," said eighth-year BVU coach Brian Van Haaften. "You put their backs against the wall, and they're going to come out fighting and keep fighting."...
Go & Do Calendar (03/02/04)
International Fair March 8 Night of Dance Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students. Party Pizazz by Molly Wilson Are you insecure when it comes to entertaining? Thursday, March 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Storm Lake Middle School Media Center, Molly Wilson from the Sugar Bowl will share her creative tips. Register with CommUNITY Education by Monday, March 8. Fee $5...
Funeral Arrangements (03/02/04)
Wanda L. Miller July 29, 1934 - February 27, 2004 Wanda L. Miller, age 69, of Sioux Rapids, passed away Friday, February 27, 2004, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. A funeral service will be Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at 1:30 p.m. at First United Church in Sioux Rapids with Pastor Emily Allen officiating. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements...
From the Editor (03/02/04)
Every year or so, there is a new scandal over steroids, and we have to pretend all over again that we are all surprised that our bigger-than-life heroes are on drugs. Imagine, that guy shaped like a mountain turned upside down hitting home runs with more regularity that the other players scratch and spit, using a performance supplement? The guy who weighs three hundred pounds and can chase down a 190-pound quarterback, on the juice? The bodybuilder with twitching muscles in places that the rest of us don't even have the places, tweaking the better-life-through-chemistry lifestyle? Who woulda thunk it?. ...
The Pilot Editorial (03/02/04)
As Brian Van Haaften snipped away at the south net, handing out bits of string to a mob of children in tiny BVU yellow shirts, it dawns on me that we've seen something very unusual. How often in one lifetime can we expect to see the same collegiate school win its conference tournaments for both men and women on the same night in the same home gym, after taking the floor as both the men's and women's conference season champions? And at a combined 50 wins, both headed with automatic high seeds into the national tourney?. ...