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Stories from Tuesday, November 16, 2004

'Aerospace' Teacher of the Year (11/16/04)
Karen Stacy, math and Talented and Gifted teacher at Sioux Central, was recognized by Captain Justin Faiferlick and retired air guardsman Chuck Carlson of Coffin Corner Air Wing of Iowa Guard, Fort Dodge, and named "Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year." The award was given to her for "demonstrating excellence in education in the spirit of Christa McCullffe and in recognition of sustained outstanding performance as an educator and unequalled dedication to ensuring that America's students are prepared for aerospace technology challenges of the future.". ...
Entries needed for Science, Engineering Fair (11/16/04)
The South Central Iowa Science and Engineering Fair, to be held March 19 at Simpson College in Indianola, is seeking middle school and high school participants from the 56 counties in western Iowa including Buena Vista County. Assistant professor of Biology at Simpson Jackie Brittingham directs the fair which includes a junior division (grades 6-8) and a senior division (grades 9-12). ...
Turkey-n-Trimmings Dinner (11/16/04)
The Storm Lake United Methodist Church will hold a Turkey-N-Trimmings Dinner on Saturday, November 20 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The menu includes turkey and stuffing, potatoes and gravy, vegetables, roll, cranberry salad and relish, and homemade pie. Drive thru will be available at the east canopy drive entrance. ...
Certified Pastoral Class to be held (11/16/04)
Ecumenical Institute of Northwest Iowa is now accepting applications for its Certified Pastoral Education (CPE) class starting January 2005. The class is open to clergy and lay people who want to significantly improve their pastoral care-giving skills, effectiveness and ministry...
Jaycees selling garbage bags to help Storm Lake Senior Citizens Center (11/16/04)
The Greater Storm Area Jaycees are selling garbage bags for the second year to raise funds to benefit the Storm Lake Senior Citizens Center. Proceeds will assist the center with general expenses. The center has had funding cut by Northwest Aging Association which led the center to eliminate its kitchen staff. Meals are now catered by the Lakeshore Restaurant in Storm Lake...
Tyson employees making Christmas brighter (11/16/04)
Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. team members at the Storm Lake plant are out to make Christmas bright for the elderly in area nursing homes. Tyson Community Liaison Ron Hott said that, at the suggestion of Tyson team members, workers are raising money to buy gifts for the elderly in need who live in one of the six care centers in Buena Vista County. ...
Biodiesel, 'the next thing,' in Newell study (11/16/04)
Discussion is progressing on a biodiesel plant near Newell. Paul Monson, who currently farms south of Newell and is interested in the project both as an investor and as a way to bring new business to Newell, said the next step for the plant is a feasibility study expected to cost $35,000...
BVRMC dedicates new addition, breakthroughs in physical therapy (11/16/04)
Patients at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center can now make a splash, if they so choose, in the medical center's new hydro-therapy pool, one of many amenities of the new physical and occupational therapy section at BVRMC. The center was dedicated Sunday, as part of the newest addition in an era of growth and development at the facility, much to the delight of patients and staff. ...
Iowa Central doubles in 8 years (11/16/04)
Iowa Central Community College's Storm Lake Campus reported another increase in enrollment for the fall 2004 semester. The college has grown from 2,100 students to more than 5,000 in just eight years. Once ranked last in market penetration among Iowa community colleges, it is now second. And It is ranked 43rd in the nation among the fastest-growing U.S. community colleges...
Citizen of the Year nominations open to Pilot-Tribune readers (11/16/04)
For the first time, the Pilot-Tribune is inviting its readers to get into the act as we prepare to name the annual Citizen of the Year for the Storm Lake area. Do you know of someone who has done something special for the community - a hero, super-volunteer or inspiration to those around them?...
ISU experts fear Asian Soybean Rust will hit Iowa next summer (11/16/04)
The Sac County Extension Service and other Iowa State University experts will be hosting a program, "How to Respond to Soybean Rust" on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Iowa State Bank, Sac City. Todd Vagts, ISU Crops Field Specialist, will lead the discussion of this potential threat to one of Iowa's most vital economic products...
Orangutan Indah at Great Ape Trust euthanized (11/16/04)
An orangutan whose name means "beautiful" and whose intelligence was called remarkable, is being hailed today as an ambassador for great ape science and conservation. Indah, a female orangutan with the language research program at Great Ape Trust of Iowa was euthanized Thursday night following identification of a terminal medical condition. ...
Eight Alta players make All-District (11/16/04)
Eight Alta High football players were named to either the first or second 2004 Class 1A All District 2 football team, it was announced last last week. In addition, three Sioux Central players were named to the first team and two more to the second team...
Prep cage Jamborees are slated (11/16/04)
Schedules have been set for the prep boys and girls basketball Jamborees sponsored by Hy-Noon-Kiwanis and the Storm Lake Times. The prep basketball season will kick off with the the girls Jamboree this Saturday at the Storm Lake High gym. At 4 p.m., WLVA will take on Alta, while at 4:45 p.m., Pomeroy-Palmer will face off against Schaller-Crestland. At 5:30 p.m., the Storm Lake-St. Mary's girls will take on Galva-Holstein while at 6:15 p.m., Rockwell City-Lytton will meet Sioux Central...
New BVU mat coach Schwab optimistic about season (11/16/04)
For the first time since any of the current Beaver wrestlers were born, there will be a fresh face on the Buena Vista University wrestling sideline. Mark Schwab, a former assistant coach at the University of Minnesota, has been tabbed to take over the program for Al Baxter, who retired last season after 26 years with the blue and gold. With intense enthusiasm and a new way to approach the year, Schwab has the Beavers eagerly preparing for the upcoming season...
Affordable holiday fun awaits around Iowa (11/16/04)
There's no place like Iowa this holiday season, as events around the state offer timeless escapes and memorable activities for kids from one to 92. And an Iowa getaway doesn't mean visitors need to trim their gift-giving budget. Money-saving coupons at www.traveliowa.com tempt travelers with great deals at hotels, bed and breakfasts and tourism destinations around the state...
Funeral Arrangements (11/16/04)
Kenneth D. Simonsen August 19, 1923 - November 11, 2004 A memorial service for Kenneth D. Simonsen will be held at a later date. Kenneth passed away Thursday, November 11 in Waco, Texas. Mr. Simonsen was born August 9, 1923 in Webb, to August G. Simonsen and Minnie (Mortenson) Simonsen. ...
Readers Respond (11/16/04)
For all those who care TO THE EDITOR: I am addressing this to the Pilot Tribune in hopes that some very special people I've met along the way notice this letter. First of all, my name is Michele Linn. I'm from Cherokee, "yes", not Storm Lake. I shop in Storm Lake, I doctor in Storm Lake, I'm just not living there...
young voices (11/16/04)
Remember in middle school when your teacher sent home a note asking your parents' permission to allow you to watch a video? It was no ordinary video, it was the video that disproved your parents' theory about the birds and the bees, the video that showed you what the opposite sex's anatomy looked like and showed you what yours was going to develop into. Most importantly, it was the video that opened up the miraculous world of sex to your young brain...