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Stories from Monday, October 2, 2006

My Day With Jay (10/02/06)
Going from the family farm near Sibley, and the little TV studio at Buena Vista University, to working with Tom Cruise and other famous celebrities - you could say it's been quite a year for Courtney Kemp. Not so long ago, trying to decide what to do with her career, Courtney was talking with her parents at the dinner table on a Wednesday night in August 2005 and told them she wanted to move to California and try to get a job with a television show. ...
Century 21 plans move to former Hot Shots site (10/02/06)
Margie Robinson, owner of Century 21, agreed to sell her current office to help the community of Storm Lake. Even with preparing to move her business, she says she will miss the current office at 808 Lake Ave. "This was the first office that I have owned and I've been here for seven years," Robinson said in an exclusive interview with the Pilot-Tribune...
BV grad to lead state student aid commission (10/02/06)
The Iowa College Student Aid Commission, a state agency that helps Iowa students and families pay for college, has elected Janet Adams as their new board chairperson. Now a resident of Webster City, Adams is a former Storm Lake resident and a graduate of Buena Vista University. ...
Community remembers Old Main legacy (10/02/06)
On September 27, 1956, the iconic structure of Buena Vista College, "Old Main," was destroyed by fire. Not much was left of the building to salvage, except the cut-stone arch of the main doorway. "We regret the passing of a building that for many years has housed a considerable portion of the activities of the College. ...
Sadat uses SL visit to call leaders to action: 'What are we waiting for?' (10/02/06)
"I'm here to tell you, peace is the only way." Former Egyptian First Lady Jehan Sadat left no doubt to her purpose as she visited Storm Lake to deliver the annual American Heritage Lecture at Buena Vista University Friday night. Peace was on Madame Sadat's mind, and she was in no mood to mince words...
Summit Church to expand - in Alta and in India (10/02/06)
A new 40-foot addition to house a nursery and adult classrooms will soon emerge on the east side of Summit Church in Alta - at the same time as the church expands its orphanage ministry 10,000 miles further east in Hyderabad, India. "We're expanding in response to the need to reach more people here in our own community and around the world," says Doug Corlew, Senior Pastor of Summit Church. ...
$155m rain forest goes to Grinnell, opens 2010 (10/02/06)
Central Iowa has been chosen as the site for a massive indoor rain forest and environmental learning center that organizers hope will be as successful as its predecessor in the United Kingdom. Earthpark will be built on 70 acres of wooded land overlooking Lake Red Rock near Pella and will be modeled after Eden - a similar project in Cornwall, U.K., that has attracted 8 million visitors annually in its first five years of operation...
Ag campaign hits SL is a bio-diesel rig (10/02/06)
Denise O'Brien, Democratic candidate for Secretary of Agriculture, said that her campaign will visit the Storm Lake area this week in its bio-diesel-powered bus. Denise's daughter will be traveling with the bus to talk with voters. Kevin Harris Mayle, Denise's son-in-law, collects used cooking oil from restaurants, and then converts the cooking oil to bio-diesel. ...
Tornadoes use balance in district win over MOC/FV (10/02/06)
It may be a measure of how much potential coach Bill McCabe thinks his 2006 football team has by the way he reacted to Friday night's 23-12 homecoming win over MOC/Floyd Valley. Though McCabe was pleased with the win, he said his team had some breakdowns on both sides of the ball at various points and knows those must be eliminated...
Mustangs turn back speedy Chargers (10/02/06)
Newell-Fonda's attacking ground game and tenacious defense proved to be too much for Laurens-Marathon here Friday night as the Mustangs rolled past the Chargers 35-8. "The guys gave a really great effort tonight," said head football coach Brian Wilken. "Laurens-Marathon is a good team; our kids just came out and played really well."...
Rebel spikers stop Schaller-Crestland (10/02/06)
The Sioux Central volleyball team protected its home court here Thursday night, and captured it biggest win of the season in the process. The Rebels beat Schaller-Crestland in four games, 22-25, 25-22, 25-23 and 25-15. "Wow!, What a match," said Sioux Central coach Sue Mattson. "The girls played their hearts out (Thursday night). We did so many good things and stepped up our level of play, and it paid off."...
It's on the road again for BVU gridders (10/02/06)
The Buena Vista University football team will be looking to capture its first win of the season on Saturday against Cornell College in Mt. Vernon. Kickoff at Ash Park Stadium on Cornell's campus is scheduled for 1 p.m. The Beavers enter the game 0-3, 0-2 in the Iowa Conference. The Rams come into the game 2-2, 0-2 in the Iowa Conference...
Funeral Arrangements (10/02/06)
Martha H. Hinton Martha H. Hinton, 99, Newell, and formerly of Storm Lake, died Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006 at the Newell Good Samaritan Center. Friends who wish to send online condolences or view Mrs. Hinton's memorial folder online, may do so via the Sliefert Funeral Home website: www.sliefert.com...
Letter from the Editor (10/02/06)
The Iowa Higher Education Summit held this week with representatives of most of the state's colleges is a spiffy idea. With the state's youth population static at best, the campuses are going to have to work harder to recruit more students, and from a wider area. Getting everybody on the same page instead of competing each other's brains out might be an advantage...
Readers Respond (10/02/06)
A father fired To the Editor: I am not sure what I need to bring to your attention but I am sure that the people of the surrounding communities around Storm Lake, lowa and the rest of those who work hard for a living would like to know what is happening with the big guys... ...