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Stories from Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Time to register for Head Start (03/28/06)
Applications are now being taken for enrollment for the new Head Start/Early Head Start school year, which will begin in the fall of 2006. Any child who is age 3 or 4 by Sept. 15, will be eligible to apply. Interested persons can apply by contacting Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. (UDMO) Central Office at (712) 859-3885 or call 1-800-245-6151 to make arrangements to have the application completed at your convenience...
St. Mary's students 'sold' to help the Children's Miracle Network (03/28/06)
The St. Mary's Leadership Organization conducted a worker sale in March to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network. Thirteen pairs of students agreed to be sold for three hours of work at $35 per pair. Four of the duos even agreed to be sold more than once, raising about $500 overall. ...
Schaller-Crestland Quiz Bowl Excels (03/28/06)
The KTIV Quiz Bowl team from Schaller-Crestland competed March 18, in Savannah, MO as part of a regional national competition. Team members were seniors Michael Hatch, Andrea Cook, Vince Burhop, Junior Amy Hatch, and Sophomore Ben Currie. They traveled with eight other selected teams from the KTIV viewing area leaving on March 17 and arriving back on March 19...
AWAYSIS lodge bids pushed back, site work progressing (03/28/06)
The bidding on construction of the Project AWAYSIS lodge hotel has been pushed back. According to project manager Mike Wilson, the time is needed to get issues resolved with the construction companies that may bid on the project. In many cases, the companies are requesting changes and substitutions to specific materials that the city projected in its development plans...
Back to 3rd Grade (03/28/06)
Joyce Schulte, 5th Congressional District candidate, got a taste of how hard-working and dedicated the teaching staff is in the Storm Lake School District when she was invited and accepted the invitation to spend an entire day in Jan McKenna's third grade room at West School...
Public invited to NIMS class (03/28/06)
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) will be holding a series of open meetings to help area communities prepare for disaster management. NIMS was issued by the Department of Homeland Security two years ago this month, to provide a comprehensive and consistent national approach to all-hazard incident management...
Conservation Reserve booming in BV, over 7,000 acres signed up (03/28/06)
Iowa landowners will have a three-week window to submit offers to enroll land in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), USDA's largest and most successful conservation program, according to the head of the Iowa Farm Service Agency. That could come as important new to Buena Vista County, where CRP has seen a lot of interest of late...
Police find live grenades in vacant SL home (03/28/06)
After being waived down Sunday afternoon, Storm Lake police officers investigating an open door at a vacant house at 515 Oneida discovered live grenades and other items, perhaps kept as souvenirs since World War II. A representative of the State Fire Marshall's office blew up some of the items in a safe spot north of town, while larger explosives were taken to a military ordinance unit...
Murder case postponed for evaluation (03/28/06)
The courtroom was lit, the sheriff's deputies and the TV cameras were on hand. The defendant, on the other hand, was not coming. A few minutes before 8 a.m. Monday, just two hours before the arraignment was to be held in the first-degree murder case of 18-year-old Jose "Eddie" Tovar of Storm Lake, the court handed down an order suspending all court appearances for Tovar...
IA Mothers of Multiples convention in May (03/28/06)
The 43rd Annual Convention of the Iowa Mothers of Multiples Clubs Ltd. will be held on Saturday, May 6, at the K.C. Hall, 1507 Lakeshore Drive, Storm Lake. There will be a pre-convention reception in the Hospitality Room at the AmeriHost Inn in Storm Lake from 6-10 p.m. ...
NW Iowa 4-H judge training April 8th (03/28/06)
From communications to home improvement, Northwest Iowa 4-H fair judges and those considering being a 4-H judge will be trained Saturday, April 8th at the Storm Lake Middle School in selected project fields preparing for 2006 county and state fair contests...
Iowa waterways rank among most polluted in a study (03/28/06)
A new analysis says Iowa's waterways are among the most polluted in the nation, leaving the state's rivers smelly, depleted of fish and containing high levels of health-threatening organisms. Iowa ranks among the nation's highest in levels of fecal bacteria, nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, according to an analysis by The Des Moines Register. ...
Vilsack grows impatient on ethanol (03/28/06)
Gov. Tom Vilsack said Wednesday that he will intervene to solve a dispute over what the next step should be in promoting ethanol use in the state. "We've been talking about it for months," Vilsack said. "Let's get it done." Vilsack said he would summon various factions of the ethanol industry to his office this week, hoping they will come up with a new approach to developing renewable fuel opportunities in Iowa."I can't think, from an economic development standpoint, of anything more important at this point in time than in getting the issue resolved," he said.. ...
BV softball team sweeps BYU-Hawaii (03/28/06)
The Buena Vista University softball team concluded its spring break trip by sweeping Brigham Young University-Hawaii. The Beavers defeated the Seasiders 3-0 and 2-1. Brandi Sykora pitched a complete-game shutout to give Buena Vista a 3-0 victory in the first game. She scattered seven hits over seven innings while striking out three batters...
Rebel girls gunning for sixth straight NW track title (03/28/06)
Last spring, the Sioux Central girls track and field team won its sixth consecutive Northwest Conference title. But that wasn't the whole story in what was a record-breaking season. The Rebels won all 11 invitational meets that they competed in, including the conference meet and the school's first ever district meet championship...
2005-2006 Pilot Tribune's All-Area Boys Basketball Coach of the Year (03/28/06)
At just 26, Alta boys basketball coach Bart Smith was one of the youngest prep cage coaches in Northwest Iowa this season. But he avoided the pitfalls of being young while taking advantage of it at the same time. "Bart established respect from our kids early on, during our summer leagues," said one of Smith's assistants, Dean Lietz. ...
Local karaoke pro rolling into Rock & Remember (03/28/06)
Karaoke master Frank Bade says his music collection runs "from Patsy Cline to Pink," and over the past four years he's been in business with 'The Music Factory,' he's had some requests he was actually surprised by. "One elderly women once requested 'Born to Be Wild,' he said with a chuckle. "Another kid around 17 or 18 requested 'The Auctioneer Song,' which must have been a hit in the early 1960s."...
Funeral Arrangements (03/28/06)
Bernice Koenen Memorial services for Bernice Koenen of Des Moines and formerly of Storm Lake, were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. There will be no visitation. Eleanor Pauline Peterson January 24, 1916 - March 22, 2006...
Mullin's Side (03/28/06)
When I told Carlton that I had finally read "War and Peace" after 56 years, he was suitably awed. "Wow! Plowing through all those unfamiliar Russian names, keeping all those family relationships straight, slogging through all that Napoleonic war strategy is an achievement for any reader. Good for you," he said, "I never thought you were smart enough to get through it."...
Letter from the Editor (03/28/06)
Virtually every soldier that comes back home has some. Not photos of enemies they have vanquished or insurgent strongholds they have taken. Photos of children. Soldiers crouched down in the dirt, high-fiving kids going to a new school, or carrying a child to medical help, or maybe just sharing the treats sent to them from home in a care package...