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Stories from Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Computer class offered (03/23/04)
Become familiar with the basics of personal computer and the Internet on an upcoming Iowa Central Community College evening short course. The course will cover wordprocessing, spreadsheets, database, and the Internet. The software Microsoft Office will be utilized. ...
'Kenny the Chicken' is winning entry in writing contest sponsored by the Iowa Reading Associaition (03/23/04)
Storm Lake students wrote stories for the annual Creative Writing Celebration, sponsored by the Iowa Reading Association. The story, "One Brave Chicken," by third grader Jeffrey Khamphasouk, was selected by Quint County Reading Association and was sent on to state competition where it was selected for first place in the kindergarten through third grade division...
AC-T Stepperettes will step up to Disney World stage (03/23/04)
The Albert City-Truesdale Stepperettes have been recognized as one of the state's best high school drill teams several times since the group was formed in 1985. The dancers have changed but the quality of the team has forever been top notch and the participants have always been dedicated portrayed the attitude of professionalism...
BV County Fair sets entertainment show lineup for '04 (03/23/04)
The Buena Vista County Fair dates for the 2004 fair be July 22-25. The Carnival will be McDermott Carnival and they will have 30 rides, games and concessions. The fair board and 4-H members will be selling advance ride tickets at $4 a sheet (10 tickets on a sheet). The rides will be $5 a sheet at the fair...
Veteran 'Eagles' help young Scouts (03/23/04)
Last fall the United Methodist Men who sponsor Boy Scout Troop 104 went to work to raise funds to purchase a trailer for the Troop. The fund raising has been completed, the trailer purchased and lettered. The trailer was presented to the troop at the Men's Club meeting March 20. ...
City of Storm Lake participating in state- wide tornado drill (03/23/04)
In recognition of Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is scheduled for March 29 through April 2, and in an effort to promote public awareness, the City of Storm Lake will participate in a state wide voluntary tornado drill. The tornado drill will take place on Wednesday, March 31. The Storm Lake/ Lakeside tornado sirens will be activated at approximately 10:15 a.m. The sirens will sound for approximately three minutes...
UDMO looks for answers to shortfall (03/23/04)
Before June 30, when cuts made by the Buena Vista County board of supervisors to non-mandated services go into effect, Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc., will be looking for another finger to put in the dike. UDMO, serving the poor in a 12-county area in Northwest Iowa, was one of the agencies hardest hit during this year's budget negotiations, losing $2,000 from last year's appropriation from BV County alone. ...
Imagining the future for Iowa (03/23/04)
I took a crash course in Iowa for two days here last week, and I wish everybody who cares about the state could have learned all I did. The Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and our group Iowans for a Better Future, in which I'm a board member, partnered to present "Imagine Iowa: Designing Iowa's Future." Some of the state's leading experts and best thinkers came together to brainstorm the problems of today and the possibilities for a brighter tomorrow...
SL vigil to remember 11 victims of child abuse (03/23/04)
The public is invited to a candlelight vigil to raise awareness on the problem of child abuse, to be held in Storm Lake on April 1. The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program is sponsoring the vigil at the Buena Vista County Courthouse green, starting at 5 p.m. In case of bad weather, the event will move to the courthouse atrium...
Engagement (03/23/04)
Delmar and Marilyn Vos of Leighton, Iowa are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lori Lynn, to Joshua Jacob Warkentin, son of Roger and Karen Warkentin, of Linn Grove. Lori is a Third Grade Teacher for the Storm Lake Community School District of Storm Lake. Josh is Operations Manager for the Egg Process Division of Rembrandt Enterprises of Rembrandt...
Anniversary (03/23/04)
Michael and Gwen (Ginger) Ronnfeldt of Derby, KS will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary at 7 p.m. on April 3, at the Community Building in Hartley. Mike and Gwen were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta on March 31, 1979. Gwen graduated from Alta High School in 1978, Mike from Hartley High School in 1977. ...
Hog lot disputes increasingly heading to court (03/23/04)
Disputes over hog lots and the odors they generate are spawning a record number of lawsuits, officials said. At least 14 lawsuits are pending against Iowa pork producers - believed by industry officials and lawyers to be the most ever at one time. Rural sociologists said it's a sign that the feud over hog odor is worsening, intensifying rural conflict to a level unmatched since the farm crisis of the 1980s...
Pilot Tribune's 2003-2004 All Area Boys Basketball team Pilot Tribune's 2003-2004 All Area Boys Basketball team (03/23/04)
First team; Matt Stauter, Aaron Kaufman of Newell-Fonda; Heath Stille, Eric Holton of Alta; Casey Morgan of Storm Lake; Devin Stewart of Laurens-Marathon; Jason Ferguson of Sioux Central. Second team; Beau Artists and Austin Wells of Newell-Fonda; Kyle Rehnstrom of Sioux Central; Jamie Hammer of Alta; Nathan Johnson of Schaller-Crestland, Taylor Heideman of Albert City-Truesdale; and Matt Berg of Aurelia...
N-F's Loos is All-Area Boys BB Coach of Year (03/23/04)
Newell-Fonda boys basketball coach Paul Loos was taught early on that in basketball, it's best to stick to basics. This year's Pilot-Tribune's Area Boys Basketball Coach of the Year was taught that lesson while playing freshman basketball for Jerry Todd in his hometown of Creston in the southwest part of the state...
Stauter is Pilot's boys cage Player of Year (03/23/04)
Matt Stauter says he's been playing basketball since he was able to walk. His playing days started in the Stauter family's living room. "We had a little hoop set up there and I'd shoot all the time," said Stauter, a probable all-state first team pick. "There was just no way my family was going to get me out of there."...
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Ode to Music (03/23/04)
The Storm Lake High School Concert Band, nearly 190 voices strong, will present their annual formal concert event Friday, March 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Schaller Chapel on the campus of Buena Vista University. Director Jeff Tollefson said that this is the seventh year for the concerts, and this year's performance is one of the most demanding ever taken on by the prep performers. ...
Guest Editorial (03/23/04)
It all comes down to death and money," Thomas Oldham, an 18-year-old student at Lincoln High School in Des Moines, said. "The simple fact is that 430,000 Americans are dying every year from tobacco, and the tobacco industry targets teens. The tobacco industry knows that if they don't target teens, they will be out of business in thirty years. If we can prevent smoking, it will save the states massive amounts of money, and will save thousands of lives."...