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Stories from Monday, February 14, 2005

A helping hand for Rosebud (02/14/05)
The students that returned from the Buena Vista University interim trip to the Rosebud Indian Reservation near Mission, SD, where they interacted with poverty-stricken Native Americans, came back with changed lives. "I have a whole new perspective of life," said Dana Earles. ...
Children's Miracle Network generously donates to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center (02/14/05)
Children's Miracle Network has provided funds to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, a CMN partner hospital, for the purchase of items used for the healthcare needs of children served by BVRMC. St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Sioux City, is the regional coordinator of the CMN fundraising efforts along with Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. ...
Tourism leaders flock to city, Castle (02/14/05)
The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau will be hosting the Iowa Western Tourism Regional Annual Meeting in Storm Lake on February 23 at the Storm Lake Municipal Golf Course Club House. Representatives from across Western Iowa will attend to hear updates from the Legislature and reports from western Iowa committees, to learn about state tourism programs and changes in the 2006 Regional Grant Program Applications...
Storm Lake City Council tables one water service waiver and denies another (02/14/05)
The Storm Lake City Council Monday night decided to table a request for a waiver of the city's right to provide water service to the Pat Morgan residence at 1259 600th St., just north northeast of the city limits. Morgan had applied for the waiver in order to be provided service by Clay Regional Water...
Juvenile arrests at record rate (02/14/05)
One doesn't have to thumb too far into the thick, just-released annual report of the Storm Lake Public Safety Administration to find both the good news and the bad news. The good news is that major crimes in the city in 2004 showed a decrease to one of the lower levels in recent history, with burglaries, assaults, sexual assaults, robberies, arson and several other areas of crime on the decline...
US 20 Commission gathers 10,000 signatures (02/14/05)
Representatives of the U.S. 20 Corridor Association presented petitions calling for the swift completion of four-lane U.S. 20 across Iowa to the Iowa DOT Commission this week. The petitions contained about 10,000 signatures. "Signatures on the petitions come from 324 Iowa cities, 84 Iowa counties," said Sharon Irwin, Early, secretary of the U.S. 20 Association. "There are also signatures from 28 other states, several Canadian provinces and Washington, D.C."...
Awaysis 'opening eyes' around Iowa (02/14/05)
A not-so-subtle shift in public opinion both regionally and throughout Iowa happened Tuesday when 74 percent of Storm Lake voters approved a $3.5-million bond issue, the final linchpin in the $29-million Project Awaysis destination park. "I was so happy for you folks," said Iowa Dept. of Economic Development Director Mike Blouin Thursday. "I spent a lot of time around the state pointing to Storm Lake as a community with a can-do attitude."...
Lawsuit blames Tracey Roberts for 2001 shooting death (02/14/05)
A civil lawsuit is scheduled to be tried in Sac County District Court starting March 8, perhaps a final chapter in a shocking incident dating to 2001. In the suit, the estate of Dustin Wehde seeks compensation from Tracey Roberts, who allegedly killed the 20-year-old Early man after a break-in at her home in December, 2001...
Anniversary (02/14/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Heid 50th Anniversary Francis Leo and Sandra Jean (Wilson) Heid of Cherokee will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on February 21. They were married February 21, 1955 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Their family will be hosting a card shower for them. Greetings and memories can be sent to them at 700 West Beech, Cherokee, IA 51012...
Wedding (02/14/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Mussman Lisa Marie Graham and Ryan Scott Mussman, both of Olathe, KS, were united in marriage on October 23, 2004 at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake with Rev. Duane Queen as officiant. Parents of the couple are George and Loretta Graham, Alta, and Donald and Judy Mussman, Cedar Falls...
Iowa's most famous ride detours to the Iowa Great Lakes (02/14/05)
RAGBRAI, the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, has requested to pass through Milford on its trip across Iowa. The ride route, which was released last weekend, is scheduled to run from Sheldon to Estherville on Monday, July 25. City officials in Milford received a request last Thursday to "pass through" the community...
News from the Hill: Troopers, Transportation and Tuition (02/14/05)
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has announced plans to put 29 new troopers on the road in the next few months. Many of these will be transferred out of Post 16, which is responsible for overseeing the Capitol Complex, and some will be new graduates from the DPS academy. ...
BVU men, women among IIAC leaders (02/14/05)
The Buena Vista University men's and women's basketball teams lead the Iowa Conference in a number of statistical categories. In addition, several members of the BVU men's and women's teams lead categories or are among the leaders. On the men's side, BVU is first in scoring defense, giving up an average of 65 points per game. ...
SLHS wrestlers get confidence boost with win over SCW (02/14/05)
Thanks to Wednesday night's 39-30 dual meet win over Sioux City West, the Storm Lake High wrestling team will go into next Saturday's district meet with some confidence. According to SLHS wrestling coach Ty Seaman, the Tornadoes wrestled the best they have all season...
Prep Girls Basketball Roundup (02/14/05)
The Storm Lake St. Mary's girls basketball team took an early lead and kept it Friday night, beating Schaller-Crestland here, 53-42. Led by Abby Richardson's 21 points, the Panthers relied on some solid, consistent shooting at the line to hold the Wildcats at bay in the final quarter...
Prep Boys Basketball Roundup (02/14/05)
Using the 1-2 post punch of junior Derrick Randall and senior Casey Morgan, the Tornado boys coasted to a 73-58 Lakes Conference win over Cherokee. With the victory, Storm Lake improved to 9-8 overall and to 7-6 in conference play. More importantly, according to SLHS coach Jeff Brennan, his team broke a four-game losing streak...
Funeral Arrangements (02/14/05)
Donald Gibbons October 9, 1922 - February 7. 2005 Funeral services for Donald Gibbons were held Thursday, February 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Rembrandt, with Pastor Emily Allen officiating. Burial was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery at Storm Lake. Arrangements were under the direction of the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake...
Editor's View (02/14/05)
Do you remember the good 'ol days, when a kid could sit around and eat himself into a sugar coma with marshmallow cereal on a Saturday morning, and watch hours of cartoon characters hitting each other with oversize Acme mallots? Turns out this month that even cartoons aren't safe from the great struggle for souls between the conservative right and the liberal left...
Pilot Editorial (02/14/05)
It is a shame that the discussions toward a badly-needed new Buena Vista County Jail are seemingly going nowhere fast. It's time for the county supervisors and SLADC to sit down and work out a reasonable solution to their impasse, and put an existing building to work for the public good...