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Stories from Thursday, January 5, 2006

Brothers proudly recall grandfather's patriotism (01/05/06)
Retired Alta High School teacher Dick Roder and his brother Charles have always cherished the memories of their grandfather, Emil Chindlund. He always had wonderful stories to tell. As time has gone by the brothers have come to appreciate the fact that their grandfather was a dedicated military man and treasure articles in tip top condition he used and brought home with him from his service time in the Spanish American War. ...
New program brings excitement to reading (01/05/06)
With the big push for improving reading scores in the schools around the nation, every effort is being made to involve the students in programs emphasizing reading. First grade students at Alta School have been discovering that reading can be one of the most enjoyable things they can learn to do...
Three generations of business (01/05/06)
Karl Barker is the third generation to choose the funeral home business. He now owns funeral homes in Alta, Correctionville and Holstein. The first generation were aunts and uncles who along with their furniture business in Correctionville, opened Wilson Funeral Home. Karl's dad became interested in the business and in 1943, a business in Holstein was opened which he managed. In 1954, the name of the two homes was changed to Barker Funeral Home...
Sarah Freese selected for Karl King Honor Band (01/05/06)
Sarah Freese, daughter of Dave and Kate Freese, a sixth grader at Alta Middle School, was selected to be a member of the Karl King Honor Band, based on teacher recommendations. Students from several surrounding schools were selected and have had about a month to practice music that will be performed as a group...
Hanover Historical Society to hold Annual Meeting Sunday (01/05/06)
The ninth annual meeting of the Hanover Historical Society will be held at the Lutheran School at Hanover on Sunday, Jan. 8, beginning at 2 p.m. Vernon and Suzanne Winterhof will speak on the history of the blacksmith property at Hanover. The society has recentlay purchased this property, and the Winterhofs have been researching the history of the property. ...
Alta Boosters begin fundraiser to benefit 'the kids' (01/05/06)
The Alta Boosters are introducing a new and fun fundraiser which will get underway today. The group's goal has always been to raise funds to purchase sports equipment as well as items for the cheerleaders and dance line that cannot be paid for by the school's shrinking budget. In an effort to bring in more funds for the students the group did some creative thinking to come up with the new idea...
First Baby (01/05/06)
Oscar Anguiano has earned the title of "First Baby of 2006." The son of Nancy Anguiano made his entrance into the world Jan. 2 at 10:41 p.m. at Buena Vista County Hospital, tipping the scales at 7 pounds, 8 oz. and measuring 22 inches. Dr. Wulfekuhler set her due date as Dec. ...
SL teachers request $1,400 pay increase as insurance cost rises, district to counter (01/05/06)
The Storm Lake Education Association presented their initial salary proposal for the master contract 2006-07 at a special meeting Tuesday. Spokesman Rick Scheidel told Superintendent Dr. Paul Tedesco that the proposal is based on a work year of 193 days, including six holidays, same as the current year's...
Buena Vista County GOP announces caucus locations (01/05/06)
The Buena Vista County Republican Party announces the locations of their 2006 caucuses. The 2006 Republican caucuses will be held throughout the county at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16 at the locations listed below. All Republicans are welcome and encouraged to attend...
City appeals Kolb decision (01/05/06)
The Storm Lake City Council has decided to appeal District Court Judge Vipond's decision in the Kolb Memorial Trust case, according to a statement released by the city Wednesday morning. One of the attorneys for Norman Kolb said the appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court could take up to a year...
Patton fired as assistant BV attorney after party charges (01/05/06)
Storm Lake attorney David Patton Wednesday verified that he has been terminated from his position as assistant county attorney. "I no longer have the pleasure of serving in the county attorney's office," Patton said Wednesday. "I guess the city attorney and the police department and I have grown apart."...
Omni Photo ends an era in downtown SL (01/05/06)
The days of the Mom and Pops shops located on Main Street USA are rapidly dwindling. This is evident with the impending closing of Storm Lake's Omni Photo Radio Shack, a business formally known as Sportsmans Photo which has spanned over 40 years in Storm Lake. The blood, sweat and tears that went into building Craig and Nancy Sargent's business are also those going into preparing for the end...
Business of the Year nominees (01/05/06)
The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce and Storm Lake Area Development Corporation have announced the nominees in the annual Business of the Year Awards. Individuals and businesses are nominated by their peers, with winners to be announced at a banquet Jan. 28...
Engagements (01/05/06)
Lovstad-Estling Bob Lovstad and Leanne Lovstad of Storm Lake and Pat and Roxie Estling of Lamont are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Stephanie Anne Lovstad and Justin Andrew Estling. An April 29 wedding is planned at the First United Methodist Church of Waterloo. Following the ceremony, a dinner and dance will be held at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center...
Spencer Hospital OKs expansion project bids (01/05/06)
Spencer Hospital administrators have taken bids to begin a $5.9 million expansion project. The next phase will complete a shelled-in area above the new surgical center into 40 new patient rooms. The project comes on the heels of a $21 million expansion over the past 16 months...
Vilsack, lawmakers wrestle on health insurance (01/05/06)
One of the priorities of the Legislature and Gov. Tom Vilsack this year is to help small businesses cover the cost of health insurance for employees. The goal may be the same, but Vilsack, a Democrat, sees different ways to accomplish it and pay for it than Republican legislative leaders...
Alta boys remain unbeaten; edge SC (01/05/06)
The Alta High boys basketball team vaulted to a 34-24 halftime lead and held off a comeback bid from Schaller-Crestland here Tuesday night, beating the Wildcats 61-53. With the win, Alta remained unbeaten in six games, including a 5-0 mark in the Northwest Conference...
St. Mary's girls win at Sac City (01/05/06)
The Storm Lake-St. Mary's girls basketball team ran its win streak to seven with a 50-46 win over Sac City Tuesday night in Sac City. Junior guard Abby Richardson led SM (7-1) by scoring a game-high 26 points. "This was a major victory for us, especially because it was on the road," SM coach Ryan Berg said. "It was somewhat of a sloppy game with both sides being in foul trouble most of the way."...
Hinkeldey paces Alta past 'Cats (01/05/06)
Dee Hinkeldey was the Cyclones' big weapon Tuesday night, scoring a team-high 22 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a 61-57 win over Schaller-Crestland. Hinkeldey made ten of 12 two-point shots an two free throws. Junior point guard Jahde Hammer hit eight two-point field goals for 16 points and freshman guard Kelsie Peterson added eight points...
After stunning comeback, SL boys edge Braves in 2 OT's (01/05/06)
Alex Spielman's driving layup with two seconds left in the second overtime lifted the Storm Lake High boys basketball team to an unlikely 78-76 Lakes Conference win over Cherokee here Tuesday night. The Tornadoes (2-5 overall, 2-3 conference) trailed by 20 at the half and by 23 early in the third quarter...
Events at Sanford Museum (01/05/06)
The Sanford Museum in Cherokee is preparing one of its biggest exhibit seasons ever for 2006. The activities begin this Sunday, January 8, at the annual Afternoon With the Blues, a juried exhibit that attracts top artists from around the Midwest. All of the artwork incorporates the color blue, tying in with the jazz and blues festival going on in Cherokee. The exhibit will be shown to the public from 2-4 p.m., with judge Linda Ducommun speaking at 2:30. "Blue" refreshments will be served...
Do you love jazz, man? (01/05/06)
Mark "The Loveman" Pender, the leader of the Late Night With Conan O'Brien Band, will return for a fourth time to the annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival this weekend. Events include pub crawls Friday and Saturday night from 9-midnight with local and import bands, tickets $10. ...
H&R Block moves to West Milwaukee (01/05/06)
H&R Block tax preparation services has relocated from North Lake Avenue to 217 W. Milwaukee, between Al's Liquors and Total Concept. Manager Amanda Gaes said there will be five employees available to assist customers during the tax season. H&R Block of Storm Lake offers personal, farm, industrial, business, and nonprofit tax preparation services...
Health and Wellness Shaklee grand opening next Saturday (01/05/06)
All northwest Iowa residents are invited to the 2006 kickoff meeting of Health and Wellness Company Shaklee at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at the AEA building at 824 Flindt Drive in Storm Lake. The meeting is part of a year-long celebration of the company's 50-year history as a leading provider of high-quality nutritional supplements and other products and will also feature the vision for Shaklee's future expansion. ...
Funeral Arrangements (01/05/06)
Katie Thovson Baartman April 11, 1915-Dec. 31, 2005 Katie Thovson Baartman, age 90, of Sheldon, formerly of Alta, died on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at Northwest Iowa Health Center in Sheldon. Her life will be celebrated with a service at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. ...
From the Editor (01/05/06)
It's been interesting to listen to the raging debate this season over immigration control. Although it comes about 15 years too late to either open or close this particular barn door, both sides of the issue seem as self-convinced as they are off the mark...
Letters To The Pilot (01/05/06)
Only one Cobb To The Editor: Oh, how I loved to dance at the Cobblestone Inn ballroom in Lakeside. I didn't miss many dances when I was young. Late night suppers and lunches were enjoyed by all. There is only one Cobblestone building standing in Lakeside...
New Beginning (01/05/06)
As I first approached the Pilot Tribune, I will admit that I was nervous about walking in and starting my new internship. What am I going to be doing? Will I be stuck getting coffee for everyone? Do I even know how to make coffee? These questions and more spun through my head as I walked through the door...