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Stories from Thursday, June 5, 2008

$4 gas has some rethinking their transportation mode (06/05/08)
With fuel prices hanging just under $4 at fuel pumps in Storm Lake, many folks may be looking at alternate forms of transportation to get around town. Many are also taking staying closer to home this summer. "So many people are talking about not going on vacation this year or at least not going so far," said Larry Godfredson, owner, of Lakeshore Cyclery...
Letter to the Editor (06/05/08)
Thanks from the bottom of our hearts To the Editor: A benefit was held on April 27th, 2008 for Aspen Wiederholt, to help defray ongoing medical costs for recent heart surgeries. Over 350 people came to the Alta Community Center to show their support...
Christine Sand recognized by Gov. Culver (06/05/08)
Christine Sand, Alta, was recognized by Governor Chet Culver for outstanding academic achievement at the sixth annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. The statewide program, sponsored by the Iowa Governor's Office, Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, honored more than 450 high school seniors from throughout the state...
Lots at new addition now for sale (06/05/08)
Plans, specs, and form of contract for the 2008 Infrastructure Improvement Project for the new addition were approved by the Alta City Council Monday night. Good news came with it. Engineer Bob Payer was present at the meeting and reported that three bids for the project were received and said that the lower bidder, R & R Excavating of Hutchinson, Minn., had bid $323,957.10 for the work including the alternate. ...
New fire department plans snuffed out - for now - due to lack of funds (06/05/08)
Plans were unveiled in December for a proposed fire-police station for Alta which would also include a fitness center for the community to community to use free of charge. It was an exciting endeavor and fired everyone up but the plans have been snuffed out, for the time being, due to lack of funds, it was reported at the the city council meeting Monday by fire chief Gary Molgaard. He is not giving up on the plan but hopes that the price of the estimated $1.7 million can be trimmed...
Sampers proud of grandchildren's military endeavors (06/05/08)
Bob and Pam Sampers are proud of all of their children and grandchildren but they are bursting at the seams as they talk about the military accomplishments of Nathan and Dacia, cousins but born on the same day. Nathan Glandon, son of Don and Deb (Sampers) Glandon, Abilene, Texas, graduated from Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., with a bachelor of science degree in systems engineering management and a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force on May 28...
Citizen of the Year (06/05/08)
Dale "Hammer" Davis received the honor of being named Alta's "Citizen of the Year", a title he said he will forever treasure. Hammer, 78, "put Alta on the map" when he reached his all-time goal of rolling a perfect bowling game at Century Lanes, city council members and Mayor Tom French said during a special presentation at Monday's City Council meeting. ...
Ullerich, former BVU student, wins highest teaching honor on 5th try (06/05/08)
Buena Vista University's highest faculty and staff honors were presented during the annual BVU Faculty/Staff Recognition Dinner held Saturday, May 17. Dr. Stan Ullerich, professor of economics and dean of the Harold Walter Siebens School of Business, received the prestigious George Wythe Award for Teaching Excellence. Ullerich is the 22nd faculty member to receive the award...
Ringgenberg wins BV primary race; some unusual write-ins (06/05/08)
There were few contested races to decide, but several hundred voters in Buena Vista County dutifully trooped to the polls for Tuesday's primary - a turnout of just 6.4 percent. There was just one local primary race on the Republican side of the ballot, and none for Democrats...
Retail spending booms in BV, but family income lagging (06/05/08)
Retail sales in Buena Vista County jumped 6.7 percent from 2006 to 2007, according to a new Iowa State University Retail Trade Analysis study - nearly four times the rate of increase that the state saw overall. Among similar "peer" counties as determined by ISU data, sales only increased 0.5 percent...
SL Police: No manpower to enforce new smoking ban (06/05/08)
Don't expect Storm Lake Police to become anti-smoking stormtroopers any time soon. "We were contacted by the State of Iowa about enforcement of the new smoking ban, and we stated at that time that we neither have the time or the people to enforce the ban," Public Safety Director Mark Prosser said...
SLHS Class of 1988 planning reunion (06/05/08)
Attention Storm Lake High School Class of 1988! Your 20-year-class reunion will be held on Saturday, July 5. Starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be a tour of Storm Lake High School followed by appetizers, dinner and drinks at King's Pointe. The cost is $25 per person and can be deposited or mailed to Metabank in Storm Lake anytime before the reunion...
Anniversaries (06/05/08)
Tom and Pat Schuler Happy 60th wedding anniversary to Pat and Tom Schuler! They were married June 7, 1948 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Please celebrate with them by sending a card to: 609 Chautauqua Park Dr. Apt. #5 Storm Lake, Iowa 50588...
State releases smoking ban business rules (06/05/08)
Business owners, get your "no smoking" signs ready - and your rulers, too. Under Iowa's statewide smoking ban, owners affected by the new law must post the signs at every entrance and make sure they're at least 24 square inches. The requirement is among several draft rules released Monday by the Iowa Department of Health. The rules are the state's first in-depth explanation about what Iowans can expect when the ban begins July 1...
Nader ties a setback for Fallon campaign (06/05/08)
It's been eight years, but many Democrats still bristle at the thought of Ralph Nader's 2000 run for the presidency. And they're not especially forgiving toward anyone who helped him, either. At least, that seems to be driving six-term Iowa congressman Leonard Boswell's re-election bid against a more liberal primary challenger...
SL, Newell-Fonda in 8-inning nailbiter (06/05/08)
Storm Lake 2 Newell-Fonda 1 STORM LAKE - When a pitcher throws a three-hitter against a ranked powerhouse team on their own field, a celebration is usually about to happen. It is, that is, unless the other team's pitcher throws a two-hitter right back at you...
Good fortune shines on SL girls in 10th inning (06/05/08)
Storm Lake 2, Estherville 1 STORM LAKE - "I'd rather be lucky than good," was how Tornado coach Jason Stoltzfus reflected on his team's 10-inning sqeaker over Estherville Lincoln Central Monday night, 2-1. The girls in green and white were some of both...
Third running of Patoot 5-10K set (06/05/08)
The Third Annual Peterson's Annual Trip On Old Tractors (PATOOT) 5-10K fun run will be held on June 28, 2008, starting at 8 am. The run will begin on Main Street and the course will go through historic Peterson. The cost for the run is $15 for participants 19 and over if registered before June 18. ...
Cast Chosen For Camelot (06/05/08)
The Lords and Ladies of Camelot have been chosen! The musical has been cast and rehearsals are underway for Buena Vista Community Theatre's production of "Camelot." Here is your cast: King Arthur - Randy Ericksen; Guenevere - Abby Grooters; Lancelot - Nick Crippin ; Pellinore - Stan Bochtler; Merlyn - Jay Coon; Mordred - Jacob Lyon; Morgan Le Fey - Heather Beal; Sir Dinadan - March Whipkey; Sir Lionel - Juvenal Soria; Sir Sagramore - Craig Cummins; Squire Dap - J.C. ...
Pilot at the Movies (06/05/08)
For all its perceived shock value, all the concern that a comedy about conflict in the Middle East would offend just about everyone imaginable, "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" is really rather conventional and familiar. At its core, it's just "Romeo and Juliet," wrapped in Adam Sandler's trademark raunchy humor...
100 years for Security Bank (06/05/08)
One hundred years ago on Feb. 18, Security Trust and Savings Bank on Lake Ave. opened for business. The bank will be celebrating their birthday with a ribbon cutting and picnic open to the public on June 25. After the bank opened at its original location at the corner of Railroad and Lake Ave, the Pilot-Tribune had the honor of purchasing the first draft issued by the bank...
SL Jet dealer receives prestigious award (06/05/08)
Chindlund Trucks, Inc. has been a Jet Dealer since 1976. They are located at 517 Swallum in Storm Lake. Jet Company of Humboldt, Iowa presented a plaque to Bill. This plaque was awarded to Chindlund Trucks, Inc. for achieving the 300-unit level in trailer sales in the month of April 2007.Jet Company is a leading manufacturer of grain trailers, flatbeds, dropdecks and construction trailers...
SL funeral director attends IFDA Convention (06/05/08)
Brad Smith, funeral director at the Sliefert Funeral Homes in Storm Lake, Sioux Rapids, Albert City and Marathon, attended the 128th Annual Iowa Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) Convention, held at the Iowa State Center and the Gateway Hotel in Ames, Iowa...
Funeral Arrangements (06/05/08)
Jane Catherin Pickrel March 20, 1921 - May 25, 2008 Jane C. Pickrel, 87, Sioux Rapids, died on Sunday, May 25, 2008, at the Sioux Care Center at Sioux Rapids. Services for Jane were held Wednesday, May 28, at 10 a.m. at the First United Church of Sioux Rapids. ...
Letter from the Editor (06/05/08)
I hate this computer Like all Very Expensive Things that promise to Make Everything About Your Silly Life Smoother, the All-New Big Amazing Very Newest Thing brand supercomputer terminal I am typing this message on is a complete techno-farce. It takes three times longer to do everything I need to do than the Outmoded Old Piece of Dusty Crap brand one that preceded it. ...
One Woman's Viewpoint (06/05/08)
Brings back fond memories Now having moved to Storm Lake every time I see a boat out on the lake or catch the whiff of smoke from a campfire, memories of camping come to mind. My family did a lot of camping when I was growing up, mostly in a fold down camper but some tent camping as well. We've never camped in a motor home. Personally I think that takes away from the whole camping experience...
Readers Respond (06/05/08)
Take charge From Sherise Gibson / Storm Lake I have been called a Piss Ant many times in my life. If you are wondering what a piss ant is , it is a small, irritating , barely noticeable insect that you don't see, but once it gets under your skin, eventually pisses you off. I have heard people comment, oh no, she has written another article, who does she think she is anyway?...