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Stories from Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Local student in finals of Iowa's own 'Apprentice' style contest (02/28/06)
Buena Vista University senior Megan Walz has been selected as a finalist in the Des Moines-based "Apprentice"-style contest, "FourHire!" The contest promotes efforts to keep Iowa college graduates in the state and features 12 graduating students from various Iowa colleges as contestants competing for jobs at the four sponsoring Des Moines metro area employers: Allied Insurance, The Des Moines Register, Principal Financial Group, and Wells Fargo...
BVU students doing student teaching in area schools (02/28/06)
Two Storm Lake students are among 30 Buena Vista University students participating in the University's student teaching program this spring. Carolyn Friesen, wife of Bryon Friesen, is student teaching in the seventh through 12th grade English under Sara Carlson and Erin Olson at Storm Lake St. ...
Education Briefs (02/28/06)
College Night is set for March 16 Representatives from approximately 79 colleges, schools, and branches of the military will be at the Storm Lake High School for the annual College Night Program on Thursday, March 16 from 6:30- 8 p.m. The following will be represented: four - year colleges, area community colleges, junior colleges, business colleges, beauty schools, trade and technical schools, nursing schools, branches of the military and a special information session at 7 p.m. ...
AC-T students welcome 'wolf' (02/28/06)
The fifth grade students at Albert City-Truesdale welcomed a wolf into their school recently - and even shared it with the other students in the school! Hold on a minute! It was a tall friendly creature - the mascot from the Kansas City Chiefs. The Wolf was on hand to present awards to three fifth grade students on behalf of the Midwest Dairy Council, located in Shawnee Mission, Kansas...
Sermons Ala Carte begin Wednesday (02/28/06)
Each Wednesday a different pastor from the Storm Lake community will deliver a message related to the theme, "Sounds of the Passion," as the popular annual Sermons Ala Carte events begin this week. All services are held at Lakeside Presbyterian Church. The worship service lasts from 12:05-12:30 p.m. with lunch served in the dining room after each event for $4. An "express" serving line is available for those who need to return to work by 1 p.m...
Budget: City must make tough calls (02/28/06)
It if were any tighter, the thing would squeak. Monday night, the Storm Lake City Council gave preliminary approval to a 2006-07 fiscal year city budget of $42.8 million. It would bump the tax levy up slightly - about 15 cents per $1,000 property valuation, but with the rate of mandated rollback continuing to increase, the city will actually take in less of a tax bite. The average homeowner would see their residential tax payment decrease a bit...
Wind turbines help blow in a county tax break (02/28/06)
Buena Vista County proposes a slight decrease in the urban and rural levy rates for fiscal year 2007, according to Auditor Karen Strawn. "With the slight increase in valuation due mostly to the wind turbines, the tax asking of $6,272,705 is up $55,335 or .9 percent over the current year of $6,217,370," she said...
Drug-free carnival at Sioux Central (02/28/06)
Balloons, games, prizes, Godfather's Pizza and fun! It's time for the 15th Annual Sioux Central Drug Free Carnival. Bring the whole family Friday, March 3 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Old School gym in Sioux Rapids. The Booster Club will be serving Godfather's pizza for $2.50 a slice. Pop and bars will be available. Serving will begin at 6 pm...
Grassley: Congress will oppose Bush's ports proposal (02/28/06)
The Bush administration will have to do a better job of persuading the public that a Middle Eastern company should manage six major American ports, Sen. Charles Grassley said. Grassley said Congress has urged a 45-day delay in allowing the takeover...
March Madness in full swing (02/28/06)
irst year Storm Lake boys basketball coach Bob Grant felt a mixture of joy and relief here Monday night after watching his Tornadoes hold off a furious LeMars rally to win a Class 3A, Region 1 quarterfinal game 58-50 at the SLHS gym. He pumped his fist in the air several times, and that was 20 minutes after the game...
BV men complete improbable run to nationals (02/28/06)
Late in the fourth quarter here Saturday night, Coe College had cut the Buena Vista University men's lead to 69-66. It had the ball and ten seconds on the clock to make a three and force overtime. BVU Coach Brian VanHaaften took a timeout to get his team back in focus...
Alta has game's last run to oust Mustangs, 58-54 (02/28/06)
Alta guard Tyler Boyd scored a game-high 25 points here Monday night, as the Alta boys basketball team continued its magical season with a 58-54 win over Newell-Fonda in a Class 1A., District 3 semifinal game. With the win, the Cyclones improved to 19-3 and advanced to the district finals. Thursday night at Sioux Central High in Sioux Rapids, Alta will take on conference rival Pomeroy-Palmer in the district finals, with the winner advancing to substate...
Tea Time March 8 at Witter (02/28/06)
Come relax at the Witter Gallery on Wednesday, March 8, and have a cup of tea. From 2-4 p.m., there will a tea served along with desserts, featuring a tea of the month. Everyone is invited to come and take a few minutes for just a cup, or spend some time at the Gallery and buy a full pot of tea. Savor your favorite tea or try something new...
BVU Events (02/28/06)
Comedy show Comedian Elliot Chang will perform Thursday at 7 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium, Harold Walter Siebens Forum. This New York comic offers an original act with a whirlwind of energy as he shares his outrageous take on life. Chang slams stereotypes, tackles real issues that other comics fear, and promises to "incite a comedy riot with no apologies." The show is open to the public, free of charge...
Funeral Arrangements (02/28/06)
Douglas T. Kane Feb. 23, 2006 Douglas T. Kane, age 72, of Early, died Feb. 23, 2006, at the Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Funeral Service for Mr. Kane was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 at the United Methodist Church in Early, with Pastor Carl Benge officiating. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Guest Opinion (02/28/06)
After the Des Moines Sunday Register article on February 12, 2006, I wrote down my thoughts on Iowa's polluted water problem! I procrastinated on sending it to the "Pilot Tribune," because every reader would be incensed. At my age, I don't need that!...
Readers Respond (02/28/06)
Like a million bucks To The Editor, Now that we're an up and coming Iowa Tourist Destination, we need to start giving better and better customer service. Just a smile and an extra 2% effort would do wonders to keep those tourists (customers) coming back to Storm Lake, time and time again...