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Stories from Thursday, November 13, 2008

Debate heats up on county proposed sale of Spectra site (11/13/08)
Buena Vista County Board Supervisors fielded comments and protests on the proposed sale of the county care facility site, but no decision was made and a public hearing planned for this week had to be rescheduled because the county did not get notice published as required...
Alta will put up new sewer plant at cost of $3.9 million (11/13/08)
The City of Alta will need to update its sewer plant to meet new effluent limits established by the Department of Natural Resources. The cost of the plant is expected to be $3.9 million. Engineer Neal Kuehl appeared before the City Council recently to discuss options for the city regarding its need to update the sewer plant. ...
Iowa Lakes Electric Coop makes donation towards new fire dept. building (11/13/08)
Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative Board Member, Vernon Winterhof (right) presents Alta Fire Chief, Gary Molgaard a $500 donation. This donation will be used towards a new building for the Alta Fire Department. The funds for this donation were collected through Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative's voluntary member-owner giving program, Operation Round Up. ...
Obituaries (11/13/08)
Roger O'Bannon Aug. 4, 1928 - Oct. 30, 2008 Roger Earnest O'Bannon, 80, Madison, Mo., and formerly of Alta, died Oct. 30, 2008 at his home. Funeral services were Nov. 2 at the Million-Taylor Funeral Home Chapel in Madison. Burial was at the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Madison...
Leaders in the making (11/13/08)
Jordan Larson had an eye-opening experience recently as a participant in two Hugh O'Brien Youth (HOBY) conferences this summer - one at the campus of Graceland University and the other on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C...
Grassley: Corn prices down by half, so why aren't groceries budging? (11/13/08)
Corn prices have declined to about half their summertime highs, but food prices at the grocery store have hardly budged, some Iowa officials are noting. Currently retail grocery prices are nearly 8% above last year. At the same time, some top food companies have reported record profits despite a shaky U.S. economy...
Orientation seeks to recruit new area foster parents (11/13/08)
Iowa KidsNet, the statewide organization that recruits, trains, licenses and supports Iowa's foster and adoptive families, will hold an orientation in Cherokee on Tuesday, December 2, for individuals interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents...
Spencer dog park conceptual design OK'd (11/13/08)
A park catering to dogs and their owners was given the green light by Spencer Park Board members Monday night. The park, which has been discussed for several years, is proposed to be up to four acres of usable space. Its placement is tentatively planned south of U.S. Highway 18 in the DeWolf Park area west of the trees...
NW Iowans go homeless for a night to help those in need (11/13/08)
"It's all about the love, man..." So said a participant in the Siouxland Sleepout event last weekend. And it took plenty of it to keep the many volunteers going through the night, living in frigid cardboard boxes or tents to try to raise awareness to the plight of the homeless in northwest Iowa...
Police ask for help after SL mailbox blast (11/13/08)
Storm Lake Police are hoping that the community can help them to find answers following the detonation of a homemade explosive device Tuesday night. Shortly before 7 p.m., officers were called to 1207 Poplar Lane on a report of an explosion in a mailbox...
Anniversaries (11/13/08)
Taylors Celebrate 66th Wedding Anniversary Frank and Wilma Taylor will be celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary on Nov. 19th. Their children, Mary Johnson of Ankeny, Donna Miller of Clarion, and Sirley Laird of Kansas City, Mo., along with their families invite you to help them celebrate this occassion by sending a greeting to:...
Upcoming Events (11/13/08)
Ham Supper at Galva church The Galva United Methodist Church will host the 26th annual Ham Supper on Saturday, Nov. 15, serving from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dining Room Tickets are Age 11 thru adults - $9.00, Age 5 thru 10 - $4.50, Age 4 & under - Free. All Carryout tickets are $9.00...
Baby becomes first Iowan to undergo rare surgery (11/13/08)
IOWA CITY - Five-week-old Ayden Gendreau of Independence is out of the hospital after becoming the first person in Iowa to undergo hybrid heart surgery. Doctors at Children's Hospital of Iowa performed the rare surgery to repair his arteries and plug a 6-millimeter hole between chambers of his heart. The technique has been used in Chicago, Florida and elsewhere but never before in Iowa...
Wet conditions slow Iowa's harvest (11/13/08)
DES MOINES - Wet fields and wet corn are a problem across Iowa as farmers try to finish up the harvest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the Iowa corn harvest is about two weeks behind schedule. Rain is forecast into Thursday, which could mean more delays...
Private colleges feel economic woes (11/13/08)
CEDAR RAPIDS - Some leaders at private colleges in Iowa say they are making plans to get through the economic slump without harming the quality of the student experience. Part of those efforts includes scaling back in some areas and shifting investments...
Beavers travel to Cornell for season finale (11/13/08)
The Buena Vista football team (6-3, 5-2 IIAC) looks to rebound, after seeing its conference title hopes erased with a tough 23-14 home loss to Central a week ago, by finishing in sole posession of second place in the Iowa Conference standings with a road win on Saturday at Cornell College (0-9, 0-7 IIAC)...
Schaller-Crestland netters begin state title quest today (11/13/08)
After topping Southern Cal in four games in the Regional Final, the Schaller-Crestland Wildcats have had a nine day span to prepare for their run at the Class 1A state volleyball title. The Wildcats (27-7) road to state saw them top Aurelia, close out their season sweep of a rated Alta Cyclones team, sweep a Harris-Lake Park team on a 16 match win streak, and upend the #9 team in the state in Southern Cal...
The Pilot Tribune's 2008 All-Area football selections (11/13/08)
All-Area First Team Andrew Allerdings - Senior - Alta The senior anchored the Alta front five that sprang its' backs for 2968 rushing yards and 41 TDs this fall. At 6'2", 275 pounds, Allerdings paved the way for the Cyclones' quarterfinal run in the playoffs...
Pilot at the Movies (11/13/08)
'Quantum of Solace' feels a bit lightweight Bond is back, and he's ... well, maybe a little bored. "Casino Royale" came along just as the James Bond franchise was sinking into a lazy rehash of all that had gone before. It jump-started 007 with its seamless mix of action and emotion, and now "Quantum of Solace" keeps it humming along - in a familiar, but forgettable, gear...
AmeriHost Inn to receive new look with new brand (11/13/08)
Beginning Nov. 14, Amerihost Inn in Storm Lake announced that they will proudly serve the community as Baymont Inn and Suites Hotel. As the hotel prepares to make the switch, hotel officials say they will continue to work on some remodeling projects to give the hotel a newer and fresher look...
Volatile times felt locally in agriculture (11/13/08)
Volatility is nothing new to agriculture. In the past there may have been a range of 8 to 10 cents on corn and 15 to 20 cents on soybean prices during a year. Fertilizer and seed prices would remain fairly stable with small increases. Over the last four months corn prices have fallen by $3 per bushel and soybean prices have fallen by $7 per bushel. ...
Funeral Arrangements (11/13/08)
Dorothy Wilson Dorothy Wilson, age 96, of Schaller, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Services for Mrs. Wilson will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at the United Methodist Church in Schaller. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller is in charge of the arrangements...
Nelson's View (11/13/08)
The Beast Rolls On My beast of a car rolls on. Or should I say roars on? If you've heard it lately (I'm sure you have, it's kinda hard to miss) you will agree. I've decided that the only way I can own an old clunker car (that has a tendency of embarrassing me at times) is to have a sense of humor. But it can be hard to have a sense of humor when they hand you a bill...
Young Voices (11/13/08)
History in the Making Tuesday, November 4, 2008, was a historic day in my life as well as (in the life of many other) we watched Senator Barack Obama become the first bi-racial (African-American and Caucasian) President of the United States. A day some say was a dream coming true, a spark of hope coming to fruition, and one some thought would never occur. ...
Letter from the Editor (11/13/08)
Is the cost of living really lower? For years, it has been accepted as fact when larger employers insist that it is appropriate to pay their workers in northwest Iowa less, because the cost of living is much less here than other regions and the urban areas...