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Stories from Monday, March 14, 2005

WalkAmerica needs Storm Lake's help (03/14/05)
The time is now to take strides against children's birth defects, as the March of Dimes is gearing up for what it hopes will be the largest WalkAmerica event ever to be held in the Storm Lake community this spring. Individuals and teams can register online now at www.walk america.org, or by calling 1-877-343-6101...
Schultz keeps up Eagle Scout family tradition (03/14/05)
Ross Schultz will receive the Eagle Scout Award next month, bringing several years of Boy Scouting, hard work and fun to a close. He is among a very select and dedicated few - statistics show only two out of 100 Boy Scouts complete the work for the top award...
Storm Lake hopes for good survey response (03/14/05)
The City of Storm Lake is hoping for a good response to its spring 2005 stormwater survey so it can take measures to improve the quality of water entering the environment. The survey will be distributed in the Tuesday, March 15 Advertising Guide and City Administrative Services Director Justin Yarosevich wants to make sure there is as much of a response as possible. The survey will also be available at Storm Lake City Hall and at the Storm Lake Public Library...
Weather spotter training March 29 (03/14/05)
A "Severe Weather Spotter Training" will be held at the AEA building in Storm Lake on Tuesday evening, March 29 at 7 p.m. Todd Heitkamp, weather meteorologist from the Sioux Falls Weather Station, will instruct this class. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Contact Robert Christensen if you are planning to attend this informative session at 712-749-2705...
Nursing Scholarship Application deadline March 31 (03/14/05)
The Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Nursing Scholarship Committee is currently accepting scholarship applications from area nursing students through March 31, 2005. Applications may be obtained by calling the Director of Clinical Services at (712)-732-4455, extension 2105 or by printing an application from the BVRMC website, www.bvrmc.org. The applications are reviewed by the committee in early April with the award given for the following Fall semester...
Lawsuit over shooting ends (03/14/05)
Just five days before it was to go to trial, a wrongful death civil lawsuit filed by the family of Dustin Wehde against the woman who pulled the trigger to kill him has been dropped. The suit against Tracey Roberts was dismissed with prejudice March 3 in Sac County District Court...
Lakeside leader wants action on Cobblestone (03/14/05)
For at least one member of the Lakeside City Council, the time has come to do something about the old Cobblestone Ballroom. "It is reaching the point where it needs to either be sold, fixed up or torn down," said Burt Bonebrake of the long-vacant landmark. He plans to bring the issue to the council at the April meeting...
Mission school leader to be next SC superintendent (03/14/05)
The new superintendent for Sioux Central School District will bring a wealth of financial and fundraising expertise to the district. Steve Callison, administrator for Marquette Academy in Davenport, will assume the duties of retiring Superintendent Dr. Bonnie Meier July 1. Callison has worked at the private, nonprofit, inner-city elementary mission school for the past year, working to align services with finances...
Siouxland Community Blood Bank prepares for Spring (03/14/05)
One of the first things to think about this spring is volunteer blood donations, since the need for blood is real and the daily demand never lets up. The Siouxland Community Blood Bank needs your help in maintaining a safe and adequate blood supply for your local hospital...
Engagements (03/14/05)
Nikki Kappenman and Tom Parker Nikki Kappenman and Tom Parker, Phoenix, AZ, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Steve and Shalley Kappenman of Storm Lake and Bob and Pat Parker, Tempe, AZ, and the late Elizabeth Parker...
Special Thanks (03/14/05)
On behalf of the Storm Lake Music Boosters, I would like to express a big thank you for the enthusiastic support our students and faculty receive from the members of this community. Once again this school year, you provided attentive and appreciative audiences. Thank you! We have some great performances still to come this spring. You won't want to miss them!...
Congressman Steve King gets chamber award (03/14/05)
Iowa Congressman Steve King March 10 received the "Spirit of Enterprise" Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his strong support of economic growth. The U.S. Chamber gives the award to members of Congress for supporting pro-business efforts, including tax reform, trade, and legal reform. This is the 17th years the Chamber has given this award...
Immigrants face deportation after traffic stop (03/14/05)
Ten illegal immigrants face deportation after the van they were in was stopped as they returned home from work at an egg production plant, officials said. The van was stopped Wednesday night in Spirit Lake. The passengers, all of Sibley, were detained. An 11th passenger was a United States citizen and was released on Thursday, officials said...
BVU softball will sport different look this spring (03/14/05)
The Buena Vista University softball team that takes the field this weekend will look remarkably different from the squad that posted a 13-23 record last spring. Gone from last year's club are the team's top four hitters and one of the team's top pitchers. It is the players who remain that have Coach Marge Willadsen excited for her 25th season leading the Beavers...
Pilot's All-Area Girls Coach of The Year (03/14/05)
When Dick Jungers took over as head girls basketball coach at Newell-Fonda High three years ago, he had a tough act to follow. Jungers replaced Jody Maske, who took four Mustang teams to state tournaments, finished as state runners-up twice and coached for 20 years...
Pilot-Tribune's 2004-2005 All Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year (03/14/05)
It's not unusual to watch Newell-Fonda senior Jenn Schumann knock down five or six three-point shots consecutively during pregame warmups. That doesn't happen often with 6-foot post players, especially in the prep ranks. But Schumann has worked hard on all facets of her game. From hitting threes to post moves inside to driving to the hoop, Schumann is the complete package when it comes to basketball...
The Big Top's Coming to Town (03/14/05)
When Tim Torkildson graduated from Brown Institute of Broadcasting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, back in the 80's, he had no idea he would one day turn his announcer training into a new career with the circus. Torkildson decided to attend Brown Institute after several years on the road as a professional circus clown, with stints at Disneyland and even a one-year contract as Ronald McDonald for the state of Kansas. ...
A Cappella Concert at Alta church (03/14/05)
The A cappella Choir of Northwestern College, Orange City, will perform at Summit Evangelical Free Church in Alta on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. The concert is free, and the community is invited. The enriching and enjoyable concert will include a variety of music styles, drawn from the Renaissance through the twentieth century. The variety of languages and styles include both the serious and the humorous...
Art and music on tap for Jamboree (03/14/05)
Plans are taking shape for the third annual Linn Grove River Jamboree, June 18. New for this year's Jamboree will be a Spontaneous Sioux Valley All-School Reunion. A Taste of Iowa exhibit will feature food entrepreneurs, and a barbecue is planned as well as plenty of musical performers...
Funeral Arrangements (03/14/05)
Phyllis Thompson June 30, 1923 - March 7, 2005 Funeral services for Phyllis Thompson were held at Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City on Friday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. Gary Witte, a minister, former next-door neighbor, and friend conducted the service...
Readers Respond (03/14/05)
To The Editor: Some top Iowa legislators are eager to increase the speed limit and fatality rate. Tell your lawmakers that Iowa doesn't have to follow the herd instinct and run off the cliff with the heavy foot states. There's more than enough proof that past speed limit increases immediately increased the fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles of travel on those same highways, but the leadfoot lobby cleverly mixes those increased fatality rates on increased speed limit highways in with the "total" or "national rates", because the latter has declined in recent years because of better drunk driving laws, more air bags, and better teen age licensing. ...
Guest Opinion (03/14/05)
I've watched with some melancholy, as I'm sure a lot of Iowans have, as the "lasts" begin for Veterans Auditorium in Des Moines. By next winter, as time for the state wrestling and boys and girls basketball tournaments roll around, the new Wells-Fargo Arena will be complete, and the tourneys will move there...