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Stories from Thursday, April 27, 2006

Court date on hold for alleged shooter; victim out of hospital (04/27/06)
The preliminary hearing to determine if an Albert City man will face attempted murder charges was delayed Tuesday. The hearing was continued to 3 p.m. May 2. Buena Vista County Attorney Phil Havens said the hearing of Ulises Tomas Morales-Garcia, 20, was continued by mutual consent of the defense and prosecution. Morales-Garcia is charged with two counts of attempted murder in the April 13 shooting of two men. If convicted, he could spend up to 25 years in prison for each count...
Clover Kids come to Alta (04/27/06)
Iowa State University Extension and the Alta School District sponsored the Clover Kids program recently for students in grade kindergarten through third grade. Though separate from the 4-H program, Clover Kids gives kids the opportunity to get a taste of what 4-H may be like...
A celebration of the Earth (04/27/06)
The Alta sixth graders were invited to celebrate Earth Day 2006 by planting 240 trees and shrubs on the Steve Turnquist riparian site north of Alta. Sponsors of the event were Buena Vista Soil and Water Conservation District, Trees Forever and the Watershed Improvement Review Board grant. Mulch was donated by Jerry's Tree Service, Storm Lake, and drinks were donated by Hardee's, Storm Lake...
Worst songs to aid a good cause as SLHS responds to Sudan needs (04/27/06)
An "obnoxious song" challenge and pancake breakfast are among the activities planned for Storm Lake High School's Sundanese Awareness Week and Fundraiser. The SLHS Student Council and Key Club are promoting the event to raise between $1,500 and $2,000 to provide medical supplies and medicine to the region of Sudan where several students still have family members and friends suffering the effects of civil and religious wars...
Scholars Day showcases BVU research (04/27/06)
Buena Vista University will celebrate its second annual Scholars Day on Friday, April 28, showcasing BVU students' original scholarly work. Scholars Day allows the BVU community to experience the accomplishments of student scholars in an interactive environment. ...
WalkAmerica May 6th raises funds for March of Dimes efforts (04/27/06)
The Storm Lake Area WalkAmerica is Saturday, May 6th with registration at 8:30 a.m. The walk starts at 9 a.m. at Chautauqua Park in Storm Lake. The annual event, full of fun, prizes and good exercise, collects funds for the March of Dimes efforts to prevent birth defects...
Stone checks out from library career, to begin teaching (04/27/06)
Big accomplishments over big changes is the hallmark of Susan Stone's time as director of the Storm Lake Public Library. That time is quickly coming to an end as Stone plans to leave the library she has worked at for the past seven years in June. The decision came on her 5-year-old son Isaac's birthday. She looked around and asked herself 'where have these last five years gone?'...
BVU: Thinking over drinking (04/27/06)
When Buena Vista University freshman Leah Marshall looks around campus and sees her peers wearing shirts promoting drinking and sex, she feels sad because she believes sometimes that is all people see when they think of college students. She says she is not a stereotype...
Coming Home From Iraq (04/27/06)
Justin Armstrong had attended college for a semester after graduating from Alta High School back in 2001, but he found himself without a clear direction on where he wanted to go in life. He knew where to look for it. He joined the United States Army...
Engagements (04/27/06)
Jennifer Christensen and Joseph Woodley Robert and Rhonda Christensen are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Marie Christensen, to Joseph Mac Woodley, son of Mike and Betsy Woodley - Houston, Texas...
Arnolds Park plans preview, 'Water Wars' will debut (04/27/06)
In just a few weeks, the Legend roller coaster will be roaring, the bumper cars will be crashing and the smell of cotton candy will be in the air. The Arnolds Park Amusement Park is scheduled to open for the season on May 20. A preview day is planned May 13...
Statehouse Almanac (04/27/06)
This was a highly successful year for veteran issues in the Iowa Legislature. It has been an honor for me to serve as the first chairman of the Veteran Affairs Committee in the Iowa House. Many people have commented that the establishment of this committee was the most beneficial thing that could have been done for veterans in the State, since it provides a focal point for all of the bills that affect the veteran population...
Immigrants skip work May 1, no Tyson decision yet (04/27/06)
Immigrants are being asked to stay home from work, school and stores on May 1 to protest federal immigration reform legislation. No Storm Lake industries have yet announced that they will close. Organizers of National Day Without Immigrants say they hope it highlights the contributions immigrants make to the country and the economy...
Anderson tabbed to lead BVU football (04/27/06)
Jay Anderson isn't wasting time in his duties as the new Buena Vista University head football coach. Anderson was on the road Wedneday morning for a recruiting trip across the state that will last nearly the entire week. "I''m going to spend some time in Northwest Iowa, get down to the Council Bluffs area and then toward the eastern part of the state," Anderson told the Pilot Tribune Tuesday night...
N-F boys capture NW golf meet (04/27/06)
Five Newell-Fonda players scored in the 30s here Tuesday, leading the Mustang boys golf team to a win in a Northwest Conference golf meet. The Mustangs finished with 143 strokes to 154 for Alta. Aurelia was third with 157 strokes. Following were Pomeroy-Palmer, Sac City, Sioux Central, Storm Lake-St. Mary's and Schaller-Crestland...
Tornado boys netters edge Kuemper, drop match to Tigers (04/27/06)
The Storm Lake High boys tennis team split a pair of matches over the past week, edging Carroll-Kuemper last Saturday but losing a Lakes Conference dual meet here Tuesday to Spencer. With the win over Kuemper, Ron Netten's Tornadoes improved to 2-4...
Alta boys capture own meet title (04/27/06)
The Alta boys track and field team was in a comfort zone on its home track Tuesday, winning the Class A Division of the Alta Boys Relays. The Cyclones finished with 176 points to 112 for Sioux Central. Schaller-Crestland was third with 82 points, while Newell-Fonda was fourth with 64...
'Picnic Theater' at Sioux Central (04/27/06)
The Sioux Central Education Foundation will present an evening of entertainment at the Picnic Theater, Saturday, April 29 at the Sioux Central School. The picnic will be held in the Commons with doors opening at 6:30 p.m., serving begins at 7 p.m. with a menu of burgers, beans, potato salad, chips, dessert and beverage. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and features the Sioux Central Jazz band, vocal music and speech departments...
A Charity Challenge Quilt Show at Witter (04/27/06)
Janet Strouse, a member of the Quilt Sew-City quilting group, displays four of the quilts that will be on display at Witter Gallery Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. Members of the group are participating in the Charity Challenge Quilt Show. Each made a quilt - baby-size to junior bed-size, using one-half yard of provided material. ...
SoloTEENS (04/27/06)
The Cherokee Symphony will proudly hold their Young Artist Concert on Sunday, April 30 at the Cherokee Community Center in Cherokee, at 4 p.m. The concert will feature four student soloists chosen based on auditions held February 18. Angela Miller, Brian Janssen, Melody Golnitz and Katerina Belkin will all have the opportunity to solo with the symphony under the direction of Maestro Lee Thorson, Storm Lake...
Bank mainstay leaving after 47 years of service (04/27/06)
The beginning of the day Tuesday for Joleen Merten was much like any other day for the past 47 years. She got up, made breakfast for her husband and came to work. But Tuesday was different because she is seeing the end of her tenure at Citizens First National Bank coming quickly...
Schuelke Auto honored (04/27/06)
Schuelke Auto Company (Storm Lake) was inducted into the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association's Hall of Fame at the IADA 2006 Spring Board Meeting. Hall of Fame recipients are those dealers who have been in business for 50, 75 or 100 years. Schuelke Auto Company is celebrating its 75-year anniversary...
Spielman named SFA (04/27/06)
Jan Spielman, MBA, ChFC, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., has been appointed a member of the company's prestigious Senior Financial Advisor - Advanced Advisor Group. Senior Financial Advisors are the elite members of Ameriprise Financial's field organization. ...
Funeral Arrangements (04/27/06)
George E. Tippy January 22, 1929 - April 22, 2006 George E. Tippy, age 77, of Storm Lake died Saturday, April 22, at the Newell Good Samaritan Center following a brief illness. Memorial Service was held Wednesday, April 26 at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Jamie Cutler officiating. Friends who wish to send online condolences to the family or who wish to view Mr. Tippy's memorial folder may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home. website:www.fratzkejensen. com...
Readers Respond (04/27/06)
What you can do about mumps epidemic in Iowa To The Editor, There are now over 1000 cases of mumps in Iowa. There has been no confirmed cases in Buena Vista County as of yet, but we know it is bound to hit our county soon. We as a community need to get prepared. ...
Letter from the Editor (04/27/06)
On Monday, I picked up our records page to proofread, and it fell out of my hands as my heart dropped - the obituary tells of the loss of a Berneta Dunham. Now, where I live, you only have to mention "the lady in the log house," and everyone would know instantly who you mean. Or, if you have children, you probably know her simply as "Grandma" Dunham...
Pilot Editorial (04/27/06)
Do not be too harsh on bcdm and its leader David Ciaccio. True, the firm swung at a hanging curve and missed by a country mile with its cost estimate. It happens. Some costs have gone up, fuel has gone up, the lodge is now planned at 101 rooms instead of the 80 from the time of the estimate. It's a hurdle, and we'll see more of them...