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Stories from Thursday, November 18, 2004

Alta School Board votes down adding middle school activity period (11/18/04)
The Alta School Board and administrators have considered the possibility of making eighth hour at the middle school an activity period. Superintendent Fred Maharry recommended that the schedule continue as an academic period. "If this is not done," he told the board, " a subject such as physical education will be compromised or not taught at all. This is a violation of state code and does not meet the needs of our students."...
AC ethanol plan doubles, 'it's 100%' (11/18/04)
One of the developers of a proposed $113-million, 100-million gallon a year ethanol plant at Albert City Wednesday said the chances that Fagen Management of Granite Falls, Minn. will go ahead with the project are now "a hundred percent." However, that assurance is based on a number of things falling in line with the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors. ...
Baskets benefit SL Library (11/18/04)
Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for someone special? The Friends of the Storm Lake Public Library Holiday Literary Gift Baskets are a great way to give a creative, unique gift and support the Library at the same time. The Holiday Literary Gift Basket Project is a community effort. ...
Awaysis impresses business leaders (11/18/04)
If Iowa business leaders didn't know about Project Awaysis before, they do after last Thursday. Forty business leaders from throughout Iowa toured Storm Lake last Thursday and Friday as part of the Leadership Iowa program sponsored by the Iowa Association of business and Industry Foundation (IABIF). The "class" of business leaders is participating in a nine-month program...
Alta Fire and Rescue receives $47,000 grant (11/18/04)
The Alta Fire And Rescue Department will receive $46,966 in funding from United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to increase the effectiveness of fire prevention and to support firefighter safety, it was announced late Wednesday. "I am pleased these brave men will receive the essential fire fighting tools they need to keep our communities safe," commented Sen. ...
Cancer survivor fights for Latina health rights (11/18/04)
Venus Gines had it made. Despite the fact that she was a single mother, she had a successful career as a flight attendant. She applied to law school at the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill and was awarded a full scholarship. She found a nice home for her daughter Krista, 18, and son Richard, 11. Life looked great...
Vandals dash BV student's hopes for homeless project (11/18/04)
Vandals have repeatedly laid waste to the cardboard boxes created by Buena Vista University student Karissa Stotts, who had pledged to sleep in a box outdoors and live on donated food and blankets to draw attention to the plight of the homeless. The attacks have forced her to rethink the effort she had hoped to continue until well after the snow falls...
Wedding (11/18/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Klein Heather Anderson and Shawn Klein were united in marriage on December 20, 2003 at St John's Lutheran Church of Hanover. Pastor Mark Abraham officiated the evening ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Paul Anderson of Alta. ...
Search for missing boy frustrates Okoboji crews, Grief Workshop today (11/18/04)
Nearly a month has passed since a barge went down in West Lake Okoboji, taking with it 31-year-old Matthew Molacek of Wallingford and 12-year-old Collin Helmers of Estherville. Crews discovered the body of Molacek a few days following the incident. The search continues for Helmers...
Pelzer transitions from player to prep coach (11/18/04)
Former Buena Vista University basketball player Casey Pelzer admits he misses being an active player. And why not? At BVU, Pelzer was a three year starter at point guard, where he helped lead the Beavers to three consecutive Iowa Conference titles and two berths in the Sweet 16 National Tournament...
SLHS girls will rely on speed, quickness (11/18/04)
There will be some new faces this season among Lakes Conference girls basketball teams, and the Storm Lake High girls hope to take advantage of that, according to SLHS coach Stacey VanDerSloot. The Tornadoes lost two key starters to graduation, including speedy off-guard Molly Daniels and reliable post player Chelsea Anderson...
Newell is 'Next Town' for rock- a-billy rompers (11/18/04)
The road warriors of rockabilly, the Mezcal Brothers, bring their high-energy act back to Laney's in Newell for one show Saturday night, November 20. The rocking starts at 9 p.m., and there's no cover charge, according to promoter Rod Bramble of Storm Lake...
Eclectic acts on tap for Festival of Trees weekend (11/18/04)
The BVRMC Auxiliary's 9th Annual Festival of Trees is this weekend at the Knights of Columbus Hall, with a wide range of entertainers contributing their skills. The Friday evening Gala will start at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment and hearty hors d'oeuves. Contact Deb Lenhart at 732-1461 for reservations and tickets...
Auctioneers are the fastest talkers around (11/18/04)
Words roll out of the mouths of Paul McCartan and Rick Winegarden, hands fly up, and within only a few minutes they yell, "sold" to the highest bidder. The fast talkers are auctioneers for the Sale Barn, Realty and Auction in Pocahontas and both have received awards for their speed...
Petroleum Marketers help Camp Courageous (11/18/04)
The Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa are launching their twenty-fourth annual Cent-A-Gallon Day for Camp Courageous of Iowa. This year's event will be held Nov. 25. One cent out of every gallon of petroleum product sold on the day before Thanksgiving by participating marketers will go to Camp Courageous...
Funeral Arrangements (11/18/04)
Cheryl Grau September 13, 1954 - November 15, 2004 Funeral Services for Cheryl Grau will be Thursday, November 18 at 11 a.m. at Nain Lutheran Church in Newell, with Pastor Paul Johnston officiating. Burial will be in the Newell Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell is in charge of the arrangements. Friends may call on Wednesday, November 17, 2004 from 4-8:00 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell, where the family will be present from 6-8:00 p.m...
Readers Respond (11/18/04)
A Spanish edition of the Pilot To the editor: The community of Storm Lake is great. It has a combination of ethnic groups that make it even greater. The Pilot Tribune is a great news reference. It informs the community of its coming events and latest news. It is Iowa's Award Winning Community newspaper. The community is informed with the news that this newspaper provides. They take advantage of the business sales and community events that the paper announces...
Letter from the Editor (11/18/04)
I was reading the remarkable story of Patrick Jordan today, which reminds me that while Baghdad seems a world removed from our Iowa lives, it can be a pretty small world after all. Jordan served in a tank unit with an armored regiment, when they rumbled upon a group of soldiers pinned down and surrounded by a nightmare of an ambush - small arms fire, pipe bombs, grenades, and burning roadblocks...