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Stories from Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Students share Halloween stories (10/28/08)
The Pilot Tribune's Partner's in Excellence friends from Mrs. Beal's second grade class shared Halloween stories. By Alondra Melendez One Halloween night there was a mysterious knock at the door. It could be a ghost or a vampire. I opened the door. I didn't see anything then all of a sudden Monica and Vivian jumped out of the bushes and said, "Boo!" Monica was a fairy and Vivian was a princess...
Education and the older student (10/28/08)
By the year 2030, it is estimated that 20 percent of the population will be 65 or older with time on their hands and potentially new interests to be satiated. Forty years ago, seniors pretty much worked their entire lives. The retirement age was 68, and the average life expectancy was roughly the same. ...
Community Chest dontates $25,000 to local organizations (10/28/08)
The generous support of individuals and businesses resulted in the Storm Lake Community Chest contributing $25,000 to 18 local organizations Friday. Representatives gathered at King's Pointe to celebrate their hard work and success this year in providing for the community...
Farmer recovering from burn injuries (10/28/08)
Jerry Hurd of Alta who was injured in a combine fire on Friday, Oct. 10th continues to recover. The flash fire started and went quickly. Jerry had to jump from the platform of his combine through the flames to escape. He did sustain 2nd degree burns to his head and 3rd degree burns on his arms. ...
Witter recognized for 50 years of volunteering at Newell Fire Dept. (10/28/08)
Over the last 50 years Charlie Witter, Newell, has seen the Newell Fire Department change in many ways - the firefighters have changed, the equipment has evolved, but one thing that hasn't changed - the dedication he feels to the department. At 78 years old, Witter says he still enjoys volunteering as a firefighter. ...
'It's Just Not Right' (10/28/08)
Randy Nordlund is having a truly lousy year. Nordlund, 53, of Albert City, lost his job and his health insurance, was diagnosed with brain cancer and has cataracts in both eyes. Homeless and unable to see clearly, he now lives at the Humility of Mary Shelter in Davenport and receives daily treatment from the Genesis Cancer Care Institute...
SL Charter school success 'beyond wildest imagination (10/28/08)
The Storm Lake/Iowa Central/Buena Vista Early College Charter High School is in its fourth year now and the success of the program is even greater than anticipated. Under the five year program in collaboration with ICCC, students can graduate with both a SLHS diploma and a college Associate of Arts degree (or a certification in one of several courses, or enough college credits to enter a four-year college as a junior.) There are 89 students involved this year, up from 59 last year, and many younger students are on the "Charter pathway" and preparing for their futures to attend the Charter School.. ...
Upcoming Events (10/28/08)
Singles Dance Spencer Northwest Iowa Regional Singles are sponsoring a dance from 8-12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Hap Ketelsen Community Center, in Everly. Singles/Couples welcome. Door Prizes. For more information, call Tim, (712) 541-3539 after 9 p.m...
Albert City class of 1953 reunion (10/28/08)
The Albert City graduating class of 1953 held its 55th reunion on Aug. 8, 2008 at Embers in Storm Lake. Louise Faust acted as emcee with all members and spouses present, participating in updates and memories, letters and phone messages were read. The following morning a breakfast/ brunch was held at the Darrel Behrens farm home. Hosting this meal were Dick and Doris Fondroy, Lynn and Louise Faust and Darrel and Margit Behrens...
Spirit Lake school board sued over open meetings (10/28/08)
SPIRIT LAKE - The Spirit Lake school board is being sued for allegedly holding a secret meeting to discuss the district's financial woes. The school board met in January to talk about candidates for the superintendent's job, but the lawsuit claims that the board spent most of the two-hour meeting talking about the district's financial condition instead. Court records show that a tape recorder used in meetings was turned off...
Record number of gypsy moths captured in Iowa (10/28/08)
DES MOINES - State environmental officials say they have captured a record number of gypsy moths, an exotic insect which defoliates and can eventually kill trees. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said 624 male gypsy moths were caught in traps in 2008, more than tripling the 175 caught the previous year...
Alta, Laurens-Marathon, and Newell-Fonda make playoff push on the road (10/28/08)
Two months have passed since football season began in Iowa. As the temperature continues to drop, so do the number of area teams continuing their season. Wednesday will mark the first round of games in the newly expanded playoff format which allows the top four teams from each district...
BVU women fall to Gustavus Adolphus in home finale (10/28/08)
STORM LAKE - Both the Gustavus Adolphus and Buena Vista women's soccer teams had to endure the extreme windy conditions that Mother Nature presented on Sunday afternoon, and it was the Gusties coming out on top, picking up an 8-0 victory. The game was the final home contest for BVU this season...
BVU men's soccer loses tough battle to Gusties (10/28/08)
STORM LAKE - Playing in extreme windy conditions on Sunday afternoon, the Buena Vista men's soccer team got goals from Derek O'Grady (Prairie Village, Kan./Shawnee Mission East) and Jared Archer (Spirit Lake, Iowa/Spirit Lake), but Gustavus Adolphus also turned in a pair of second-half goals to top the Beavers, 3-2. The game was the final home one for BVU this season...
BV football runs past Waldorf 41-0 (10/28/08)
STORM LAKE - Sophomore running back Cory Donscheski rushed for a career-high 132 yards on the day as he helped lead the Buena Vista football team to a commanding 41-0 non-conference victory over visiting Waldorf College (1-8) on Saturday afternoon. Buena Vista, which ran for 304 yards on the day, wasted no time finding the end zone after forcing the Warriors to go three-and-out on the game's opening drive. ...
Vocal phenom hits area (10/28/08)
Arts on Grand will present the 2007 national a capella champions Moira Smiley & VOCO at the Old Spencer High School Auditorium at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 8. The group performs original music and brings new life to old songs, from Americana to Bartók...
Pilot at the Movies (10/28/08)
'Max Payne': name says it all Here's the one thing that makes "Max Payne" comparatively painless: Unlike most movies based on video games - it doesn't try to replicate the sensation of playing. It doesn't place you in the middle of their nausea-inducing world...
Funeral Arrangements (10/28/08)
Darold Charles Anderson Nov. 25, 1938 - Oct. 24, 2008 Darold Charles Anderson, age 69, of Alta, passed away on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center of Storm Lake. A funeral service was held on Monday, Oct. 27, at the Church of Christ of Alta with Rev. Kevin Lewis officiating. Burial was at the Buena Vista Memorial Cemetery of Alta. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (10/28/08)
At first blush, the new "time of transfer" sewer discussion may seem just an expensive little headache for a few small clusters of upscale homes on the south side of the lake, and of little concern to the bulk of us. However, the way this little issue is solved may have big implications for the City of Storm Lake and Buena Vista County for generations to come...
Glawe's Outlook (10/28/08)
An Instant Replay button I don't like watching sports on TV because it takes four hours to watch a two-hour game due to all the instant replays. (Yea, sure, that's really the ONLY reason I don't watch games on TV.) Those instant replays allow those home spectators to see the plays they missed while dozing or going to the refrig for ANOTHER snack...
Readers Respond (10/28/08)
Guardians of taxpayer purse From JIM TREAT / Storm Lake Congressman King and Congressman Latham are to be applauded for having the fiscal discernment and political courage to vote against the revised Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The people I have talked to concur with their decision. They are true guardians of the taxpayer's purse...