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Stories from Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Taking food service a step further (03/22/05)
Storm Lake High School's Alex Raveling had a special treat recently when he had the opportunity to do some cooking with a chef from the corporate office of Tahar, the district's food service provider. Don Ehler was on hand at the high school to provide training to the high school cooks on the use of a new grill. During his visit, the cooks were preparing grilled turkey club sandwiches; and did they look tasty!...
Education Briefs (03/22/05)
BV Early Childhood and Family Program accepting applications The Buena Vista Early Childhood and Family Program is now accepting applications for the 2005-2006 school year. Do you have a child between the ages of 3 and 5 on or before Sept. 15? Your child may qualify for preschool if your family qualifies under income guidelines. For more information or to complete an application call the Storm Lake Office at 732-1358...
Council OK's Awaysis bonds (03/22/05)
The Storm Lake City Council Monday held public hearings and passed resolutions approving the sale of a total of $8 million in bonds for Project Awaysis. First to be approved after a public hearing was a resolution authorizing the sale of not more than $5 million in local option sales for tax bonds which would finance the construction of the indoor water park, a portion of the business district connection, and a portion of the family playground. ...
Tutt makes best of 90 years (03/22/05)
Wendell Tutt has called Iowa home for 90 years. In fact, he has only spent two days out of the state in all those years. He has happily lived on the family farm near Marathon all his life as a bachelor. He describes himself with a laugh simply as "an old man" but those who know him realize the importance of his existence. ...
Landmark Dam Bait Shop reopens as 'J&K' (03/22/05)
Jim and Kate Vanderhoff, the new owners of J&K Dam Bait Shop located on the north bank above Linn Grove dam, opened the shop Saturday. The Vanderhoffs have a full line of rods, bait, and tackle in addition to a cafe and 20 aluminum canoes for rent. Jim said he will take canoeists anywhere upriver they want, generally to locations such as Kindlespire Little Sioux Access east of Highway 71 and south of Greenville, Gillett Grove, and Sioux Rapids...
Candelight vigil for abused children April 7 (03/22/05)
Their names sound like a list of names of all children... April and Benny, Yolanda and Zoe. That is because they represent all children. Even more tragic, some of their names may be forever unknown, like "Baby Doe" and "The Child of God," two unknown children who died shocking deaths in Buena Vista County over the past several years...
Kwikkel calls for equity in 'No Child' law (03/22/05)
The scorecard: A dozen trips to Washington D.C. to plead for support for educators. Twenty-four flights, 24 bags of honey-roasted peanuts. Countless hours with political types. One attempted mugging. And when it comes to results in the defining No Child Left Behind controversy - some very good, and some very bad...
Mobile command post rolls (03/22/05)
Monday Storm Lake Public Safety Director Mark Prosser unveiled a nearly $124,000 mobile command post vehicle, a 32-foot rolling nerve center capable of providing on-site computer access for any emergency that should happen in Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, or surrounding area...
St. Mary's looks for solutions to costs crunch (03/22/05)
Some Storm Lake St. Mary's parents and staff members put their heads together Sunday night at the Parish Center to come up with a solution to increasing costs for the school. Increased insurance premiums and salary increases are the reason the school is looking at a 50 percent tuition increase, according to Dan Richardson of the St. ...
Engagements (03/22/05)
Amanda Knutson and Grant Griffin John and Kathy Knutson of New Hampton announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Knutson, to Grant Griffin, son of Gary and Kris Griffin of New Hampton. Grant is the grandson of Marlin and the late Florence Anderson of Albert City. Amanda is a senior at Iowa State University majoring in chemistry. Grant is a senior at The University of Iowa majoring in Russian and history. The wedding date is set for June 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton...
AHA Fundraising Campaign (03/22/05)
The American Heart Association will be conducting a fundraising campaign in Buena Vista County over the next several weeks. Various businesses and individuals will be receiving by mail a "Cardiac Arrest Pardon" signed by community chairperson, Dale Carver...
Lunch N Such at Witter Gallery (03/22/05)
The Witter Gallery Lunch N Such is Wednesday, April 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Storm Lake Porcelain Artists are sponsoring this luncheon. The menu includes a variety of salad, rolls with butter, bars, and a beverage. Cost is just $5 per person. The Storm Lake Porcelain Artists will have samples of their work on exhibit in the lower gallery during the month...
Farewell Coffee honring Mickey Rube, long-time SL resident (03/22/05)
A Farewell Coffee for long-time Storm Lake resident Mickey Rube who is moving to Texas will be held Tuesday, March 29 at 9 a.m. at Lakeshore Cafe. Everyone is welcome. Dutch treat.
Newell Easter Egg Hunt March 26 (03/22/05)
Newell's community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Newell Good Samaritan Center at 1 p.m. sharp on Saturday, March 26. Ages 1st through 3rd grade are welcome. This event is sponsored by the First Community Bank of Newell.
Farewell Reception honoring Mary Jo Madvig March 23 (03/22/05)
Larry Rohret, Executive Director of Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc., announced that there will be a "Farewell Reception" honoring Mary Jo Madvig on Wednesday, March 23 at the Spencer Golf and Country Club from 4 to 7 p.m. The public is cordially invited to attend...
Weddings (03/22/05)
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Off Greta Jones and Timothy Off, both of Coralville were married August 28, 2004 at the First United Methodist Church in Iowa City. A reception was held at the Brown Deer Country Club, Coralville. They are living in Liberty, Mo. ...
Culver to discuss voting changes in Spencer (03/22/05)
Iowa Secretary of State Chet Culver has announced that Spencer will host the first in a series of public meetings to discuss voting system improvements and changes that voters will experience beginning in 2006. The series of public forums will be held throughout the state, starting with a meeting 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 at the Clay County Regional Events Center at 800 West 18th Street. Culver encourages Iowans throughout northwest Iowa to attend...
Cherokee County Deputy sworn in (03/22/05)
A new deputy for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department was sworn in on Thursday at the chambers of the Cherokee County magistrate, Ryan Kolpin. Jeff Friedrichsen, a life-long resident of Cherokee County, is a 1997 graduate of Washington High School. He is the son of Lynn and Pat Friedrichsen. He lives on an acreage west of Larabee with his wife Teresa and their two children, Emma, age 5, and Jacob, age 1...
Fort Dodge woman dies in house fire; cause not determined (03/22/05)
A woman died in a house fire, officials said. Gwen Bradt, 56, of Fort Dodge, was found dead in the house Saturday morning by firefighters who arrived moments after they got the call, Fire Capt. Steve Hergenreter said. The fire was reported about 8:30 a.m. Hergenreter said a fire truck arrived about a minute later because the truck was already in the neighborhood on its way to a medical call...
Newell-Fonda's Schumann named to IGCA All-State squad (03/22/05)
Newell-Fonda senior basketball player Jenn Schumann has been named to the Iowa Girls Coaches Assocation's Class 1A third all-state team. This season, Schumann averaged 18.4 points per game and is a two-time Pilot-Tribune All-Area Player of the Year...
Track season opens with BV indoor meet (03/22/05)
The Storm Lake High girls track team's youngsters made strong impressions here Saturday in the Buena Vista University High School Track and Field meet. The Tornado girls were led by a first-place finish in the shot put by Morgan Darrow, who threw a career best 37 feet, 10 inches. She beat the second-place finisher by nine inches...
Hinkeldey, Richardson get fast starts at indoor meet (03/22/05)
Alta sophomore Dee Hinkeldey and St. Mary's sophomore Abby Richardson got off to quick starts for the upcoming track season here Friday at the BVU Open High School Indoor meet. Hinkeldey, the defending 1A state champion in the 400 meter dash, won that event handily Friday, taking first in 1 minute, 1.48 seconds. She beat second place Brittany Moore of Harlan by almost one second...
Shatner's 'Invasion Iowa' debuts for April Fool's (03/22/05)
It's appropriate that the final episode will air on April Fools Day, since all of Iowa has been Punk'd, and Punk'd but good. By a 73-year-old guy who's main claim to fame was the incredibly pregnant pause, bordering on speech impediment. Starting on March 29, Spike TV will run its first-ever mini-series, "Invasion Iowa," starring William Shatner - Captain James T. Kirk, for the Trekkies among us...
Musical mystery comes to life April 9 (03/22/05)
"The Da Vinci Caper" is an original musical mystery featuring the members of A Touch of Broadway as your singing waiters and waitresses. A mystery will reveal itself during the evening leading to a night of suspicion, speculation and surprise. Be prepared to be an active part in solving the crime. Join in for a night of dinner, music and mystery...
Ban the stick figures; flesh out art aspirations with CE's drawing guru (03/22/05)
Connie Hankens, a Cherokee art enthusiast, will be offering "Fun With Drawing" on Monday evenings, April 11, 18 and 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Storm Lake Middle School Art Room. These sessions are for those who never got beyond drawing stick figures. Connie will introduce imaginative ways to explore basic drawing principles. She has designed the class to be fun and relaxed so you'll be able to let your creative juices flow. Register with CommUNITY Education by Thursday, April 7...
Funeral Arrangements (03/22/05)
Ernest Rassler June 7, 1916 - March 18, 2005 Funeral Services for Ernest Rassler were Monday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Varina Methodist Church in Varina, with Pastors Esta Fraley and Greg Baskerville officiating. Burial was in the Varina Cemetery with military graveside rites by the W. D. Steiner American Legion Post 588 of Varina. The arrangements were under the direction of the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda...
Pilot Editoral (03/22/05)
There are few issues that grab for the heart the way the right-to-die debate does. And when it has a face to go with the rhetoric, it becomes so easy to sympathize with both sides. Doctors removed Terri Schiavo's feeding tube Friday despite a national and Congressional outcry, siding with the husband who says he wants her to die with dignity, and against the woman's parents, who say they want to preserve her life and their hopes...
Readers Respond (03/22/05)
In these times of concern about government spending, why is our President hung up on Social Security? Currently, each worker in the United States contributes 6.2% of their earnings up to the maximum of earnings of $90,000 (I don't make that and most of the people in Iowa don't either). ...
Letter from the Editor (03/22/05)
There was a day, at least as far as I knew then, when the only performance enhancing substance you needed to play baseball was a box of Wheaties. The crap tasted virtually the same as would the cardboard box that contained it, but if it had Nolan Ryan on the outside, it could be fish bait and I'd eat happily, believing to my very core that it must be good for an additional three miles per hour on the Little League fastball...
Guest Opinion (03/22/05)
! was getting ready for work in a rush one morning, when my then two-year-old daughter waddled up to the mirror, resplendent in bright red lipstick from the top of her nose to the bottom of her chin. "Look, I'm like Mommy" she said, pressing her cherry-red face to my skirt. Note to self: kids are master imitators...