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Stories from Thursday, September 16, 2004

Alta City Council approves resolutions; hears reports (09/16/04)
The Alta City Council met Monday with many items on the agenda. Richard Morris, new code enforcement officer for the city, reported that building permits for the month of August totaled $345,290 worth of construction. He reported to the board that there is a drainage problem at a property along West Highway. ...
School board discusses new gym uses; thanks out-going board member (09/16/04)
Superintendent Fred Maharry recognized Wes Homes at a regular school board meeting Monday for the 12 years he has given to the Alta Community School District. Holmes' seat on the board was up this year and he decided not to seek reelection. "Wes has done a great job of serving the district from 1992 to 2004," commented Maharry. "I have enjoyed working with Wes as our board president and know he always had the best interests of students in mind." He was presented with a plaque...
County gives Marathon $35,000 for building (09/16/04)
With a wary eye toward future budgets, the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors Tuesday agreed to give the City of Marathon $35,000 toward renovating its community center. Marathon had asked earlier for $75,000, possibly in three installments, to help with repairs to its community center which houses city offices, library, and the community center...
Public invited to Science Center event (09/16/04)
Buena Vista University will dedicate its new $26 million, 70,000-square-foot Estelle Siebens Science Center on Friday, September 17. The public is invited to attend two of the celebration events free of charge. At 10 a.m. in Anderson Auditorium on the BVU campus, special guest Dr. Stephen Russell, a Mayo Clinic cancer physician and researcher who heads its gene and virus therapy program, will speak on "Engineering Viruses to Fight Disease."...
Committee set to boost sales tax vote (09/16/04)
Storm Lake Mayor Jon Kruse announced this week that a volunteer committee has been formed to promote the passage of the one cent sales tax renewal on October 5th. Voters are being asked to go to the polls and vote to renew the tax that has been in effect since its original passage nine years ago. When passed previously, the tax had a ten year sunset. If not renewed, the tax will end. "This is a renewal of the existing one cent sales tax and is not an additional tax," Kruse said...
Eco-bikers pedal for energy awareness (09/16/04)
They included bicycles powered by sun and ethanol and their message will likely extend far beyond their journey across four states. A group of riders in the 2004 Green Bike Tour, sponsored by the Iowa Policy Project, made its way through Buena Vista County Tuesday to carry its message: The group is pedaling change in energy policy. Starting at Howard, S.D., the group is driving and biking its way to Wisconsin this week in order to cover the most miles in the shortest possible time...
Storm dumps up to 12 inches of rain, wreaks havoc at Alta cemetery (09/16/04)
Another round of thunderstorms moved into the Buena Vista County area early Wednesday, with pounding rains and high winds. Local rainfall averages ranged from about 3.5 inches in Storm Lake to 5.5 inches in Aurelia to 9 inches near Peterson. Milford resident Jay Simonson reported 12 inches of rain overnight...
Tyson considers funding for AWAYSIS, SL plant expansion (09/16/04)
When you look around a room for John Tyson, the CEO of the world's most vast meat company and heir to a Forbes Fortune 400 family, you may look for a tycoon in a slick designer suit. But when the sea of formalwear parts, what you get is the guy in a common tan Tyson work shirt embroidered "John," looking more like a line worker than a multi-millionaire...
Lakeside Presbyterian Church Education Unit celebrates 50 years (09/16/04)
Lakeside Presbyterian Church will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Educational Unit of Lakeside Presbyterian Church on September 19 at 11 a.m. Rev. Robert Ceperley, Maryville, Missouri, will deliver the sermon. A brunch will be served by Staley's Food Service immediately following the worship service...
LWML Fall Rally Sept. 27 (09/16/04)
The Storm Lake Zone LWML Fall Rally will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake on Monday, September 27 beginning at 5:30 p.m. with registration and meal and at 6:30 p.m. the meeting. The charge is $3 for the meal and $1 for speaker expenses. The theme "If the Truth Be Told"...
Wedding (09/16/04)
SARA LANE WILL AND JOHN L. YOST Sara Lane Will and John L. Yost exchanged wedding vows in a double ring ceremony on Saturday, February 7 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas with Rev. Karen Lampe officiating...
Engagements (09/16/04)
HAUG AND CARLSON Allison Haug and Jason Carlson along with their parents, Bob and Cindy Haug of Moline, Illinois and Jim and Melodie Carlson of Alta, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The wedding ceremony will take place October 23 at Our Lady of Lourdes in Bettendorf...
Bradgate tornado survivors gather at Clay County Fair (09/16/04)
The sense of excitement grew as the bus filled with Bradgate and Rolfe residents was rerouted Saturday morning from gate C at the Clay County Fair. It reached a fevered pitch as the bus entered gate G, and proceeded onto the fairgrounds. Enthusiastic to begin their day, the early morning travelers, who were bound together by the fact that they had encountered a tornado on May 21, were being treated to a day at the fair...
Honken drug slaying trial continues; informant says drug kingpin talked of making victim 'disappear' (09/16/04)
A convicted drug kingpin facing federal charges in the 1993 slayings of five people, including two children, talked about making witnesses disappear, police informants testified Tuesday. Timothy Cutkomp said he knew of the disappearances and believed the five had been killed because of things Dustin Honken said...
SLHS gridders brace for physical Algona rush (09/16/04)
Last fall, the Storm Lake football team made the 2003 homecoming game a memorable one, scoring in the last 30 seconds to beat Algona 19-18. Tornado kicker Jose Martinez kicked four field goals in the contest, including kicks of 46- and 42 yards. "It was a tough loss and a game we easily could have won," said Algona coach Brad Heitman. "Except for the opening drive, they never got inside our 20-yard line until the last play of the game that beat us."...
Tornado spikers notch a huge win (09/16/04)
Junior hitter Trish Halder had eight kills on 17 of 19 hitting here Tuesday night at the SLHS gym, as the Storm Lake volleyball team won an important, five-game match with Emmetsburg. The Tornadoes improved to 1-1 in Lakes Conference play and to 3-5 overall with a 29-31, 25-22, 11-25, 25-22, 15-9 win over the E-Hawks...
Mustangs face tough test in Manson SE Webster (09/16/04)
When Newell-Fonda coach Brian Wilken says every district game is difficult, he's not talking in coaching cliches. In 2004, that just might be true. The Mustangs have survived two tough district tests to open the season, beating rival Schaller-Crestland 14-7 in its opener and shutting down big and physical Graettinger-Terril last Friday night in their home opener...
Cyclones ready for district favorite (09/16/04)
Discipline on defense will be the key for the Alta football team Friday night, when it travels to district opponent Pocahontas Area. That's according to Cyclone grid coach Kevin Hammer, whose team had a few defensive breakdowns last week in a 22-21 loss to Class 2A Okoboji...
3 local landmarks on all-Iowa barn tour (09/16/04)
Barns throughout Iowa, restored with Iowa Barn Foundation matching grants, will be open to the public during a two-day, self-guided, all-state barn tour Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The free and opened to the public tour is sponsored by the Iowa Barn Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to preserving Iowa's rural buildings and rural heritage...
Supervisors opt out of MEIDC (09/16/04)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors Tuesday opted out of joining an 11-county development group. Gary Lalone, executive director of the Storm Lake Area Development Corporation, presented a request that the county join the 11-county MEIDC economic development group which would call for a $7,800 yearly commitment from Buena Vista County for three years. The group intends to hire a director to market the region to potential industries...
Simonson Industries moving to Storm Lake (09/16/04)
Construction is underway for a new manufacturer in the Storm Lake Area Development Park on the east side of Storm Lake. Simonson Industries of Milford, owned by Jay Simonson, plans to move its operation to Storm Lake when its new 7,000-square-foot facility is completed...
Strip mall to open Nov. 1 (09/16/04)
Tenants may be able to move into the new strip mall just south of Wal-Mart in Storm Lake as early as Nov. 1, the developer said Wednesday. Work is progressing fairly rapidly, with concrete poured and finished and the walls and roof complete. What remains are exterior walls, insulation and interior finishing...
Funeral Arrangements (09/16/04)
Edwin W. Engdahl December 25, 1918 - September 9, 2004 Funeral services for Edwin W. Engdahl, age 85 of Aurelia, were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 13 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Ed died Thursday, September 9 at the Cherokee Villa in Cherokee...
Young Voices (09/16/04)
The Pilot-Tribune offers a student journalist an opportunity to submit a guest opinion for our readers. We kick off the 2004-2005 academic year with this guest editorial by Angela Silvey, a member of the Buena Vista University "Tack" staff. There's practically no doubt about it; Sept. ...