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Stories from Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Employers asked to be part of career fair hosted by ACE students (03/17/09)
The Advanced Career Exploration students from Storm Lake High School, in partnership with KAYL/KKIA Radio, Iowa Central Community College, and Iowa Workforce Development, are inviting area employers to participate in an innovative approach to helping area businesses recruit new workers. ...
N-F to hold T-n-T Night (03/17/09)
Everyone is invited to the Newell-Fonda School for a dynamite time! The 4th Annual "T-n-T" Night 'Tips and Tools' For Parents will be held Tuesday, March 17 6-8 p.m. in the new gym at the Newell-Fonda building. Refreshments! Door prizes! Baby-sitting provided!...
Albert City-Truesdale to hold parents meeting, kindergarten round-up (03/17/09)
Attention: Parents of pre-schoolers and kindergartners for the 2009-2010 school year and interested community members - the Albert City-Truesdale Community School will be hosting a parent night Monday, March 30 at 6:30 in the AC-T lunchroom. If your child will be in pre-school or kindergarten during the 2009-2010 school year please bring your child's immunization record and birth certificate...
Roller coaster engineers (03/17/09)
Most everyone likes roller coasters. What if you were given the opportunity to construct one? Storm Lake High School science students have had that chance and one of the 10 models will compete in the annual Tau Beta Pi roller coaster competition on the campus of Iowa State University...
Child abuse candlelight vigil set for April 9 (03/17/09)
In 2008, 16 children from across the state of Iowa died from child abuse, says Kathy Fritz with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in Buena Vista County. To recognize these children's lives and others who suffer or have been victimized by abuse in the past, the annual Child Abuse Candlelight Vigil will be held April 9 on the courthouse green in Storm Lake. ...
Local Huntington Disease fundraiser features many prizes; all funds will go towards research (03/17/09)
The Sixth Annual Hoop-A-Thon, which will be held March 21, 11 a.m. through 2 p.m., at the Storm Lake Middle School, designed to benefit research for Huntington's Disease, will have three separate raffle drawings in addition to the free throw contest. You do NOT have to be present to win...
Skate Park committee begins meeting (03/17/09)
Young skateboarding and BMX biking volunteers will be part of a first meeting with Storm Lake Development Director Mike Wilson this afternoon at 4 p.m. at City Hall, as talks begin toward reviving a skatepark project in the city. "I myself would like to talk about the idea of getting someone out here who could do a concept design on the skate park," said Shawn Steemke, one of the young people behind a 300-name petition calling for a park...
Senate majority leader attacks Kettering, says his vote costs SL $1m (03/17/09)
Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal issued a statement last week accusing local veteran State Senator Steve Kettering of "playing political games." The Democrat said that Republican Kettering, of Lake View, should tell his constituents why he voted against veterans, public safety and 5,000 new Iowa jobs...
Lakeside considers own water, sewer options tonight (03/17/09)
Lakeside city officials will resume discussion tonight of building water and sewer plant facilities of their own. Bad weather hampered the planning last week. Currently the City of Lakeside purchases its water from the City of Storm Lake and sends sewage to the Storm Lake wastewater treatment plant, however, over the past year Mayor Gene Mandernach says Lakeside officials have been contemplating pursuing their own systems...
BVU prez pleads for community help to fight off tuition grant cuts (03/17/09)
Buena Vista University President Fred Moore is taking an unusual step in hopes of heading off projected funding cuts to the Iowa Tuition Grant program - assistance for needy students that helps make education possible for over 1,500 students at the Storm Lake private university...
High hopes for medicinal marijuana (03/17/09)
Although a bill to legalize marijuana for medicinal use in Iowa will apparently stall out in the state legislature this year, supporters are already gearing up for 2010. Barbara Douglass of Storm Lake says she is a living example that the drug has medicinal value. A multiple sclerosis survivor, she and others like her have been patiently fighting for approval of medicial marijuana use for two decades...
BVU grad helps to change attitudes on HIV victims (03/17/09)
"AIDS," said Darren Whitfield, who graduated from Buena Vista University with a degree in social work, "is an equal-opportunity illness." There are many myths about who HIV touches. It's not stereotypical, he says. "Anyone can contract this illness; everyone runs the risk. It can strike anyone at any time."...
Weddings (03/17/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Jarred Rochelle Eileen Otto and Brandon Mitchell Jarred were united in marriage on October 18, 2008 at St. Mary's Church in Storm Lake. Rochelle is the daughter of Bruce and Jane Otto of Storm Lake and Brandon is the son of Kelly and Carla Jerred of Rapid City, S.D...
Upcoming Events (03/17/09)
Croatia trip highlights at AC Library On Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00 pm Mike and JoAnn Behrens will be at the Albert City Public Library showing pictures on screen and highlighting their trip in this magnificent little country of Croatia. They spent two weeks seeing spectacular waterfalls, medieval cities, castles and more. Don't miss this fun-filled educational evening. Refreshments will be served following the presentation...
News and comments from the Hill (03/17/09)
When in a hole, stop digging Plans to build an electrification plant in Marshalltown were cancelled when the Iowa Utilities Board established a rate of return on investment significantly below expectations. This is a stunning loss for Iowa. It would have built up the state's overall power base load, enhanced economic growth and created 1000 jobs in the process. Iowa is increasingly being seen as an anti growth state by businesses exploring expansion. That is not a reputation we can afford...
Fort Dodge Man Recognized for Million-Acre Milestone (03/17/09)
The US Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is recognizing Maynard Koppen of Fort Dodge as the first soil scientist to map more than one-million acres of land in Iowa. Mike Sucik, Iowa NRCS state soil scientist, made the announcement in Des Moines...
Beavers sweep doubleheader thriller against Gustavus Adolphus (03/17/09)
STORM LAKE - Sophomore Kevin Kloewer drilled a 3-run walk-off home run to lift the Buena Vista baseball team to a 7-4 triumph in game one of a doubleheader against visiting Gustavus Adolphus on Sunday afternoon, before the Beavers used a 6-run sixth inning to help spark a come-from-behind 11-8 win in the nightcap. The games were the home opener for BVU...
The Pilot Tribune's 2009 All-Area Boy's Basketball Selections (03/17/09)
All-Area First Team Michael Huseman - Senior - Alta While guiding the Cyclones to a third place finish in the Northwest Conference at 8-4, Huseman averaged a team-high 11.7 points per game while shooting 44% from the field and 61% at the line. The senior swingman was also one of the conference's strongest defenders, averaging five rebounds and two steals a night...
Pilot at the Movies (03/17/09)
The Rock meets 'Witch Mountain' If you grew up in the 1970s, you probably have some fond moviegoing memory of "Escape to Witch Mountain." Sure, the special effects look dated - the flying Winnebago with Eddie Albert at the wheel, for example. But the 1975 action-adventure tale of an orphaned brother and sister with psychic powers still holds up for all ages. What kid wouldn't want to communicate with animals telepathically, or magically make stuff hit a bully in the face?...
Christian Rocking (03/17/09)
Classic rock riffs, swirling drums, monstrous hooks, and undeniably catchy choruses... hints of old school progressive rock mixed in with modern alternative flourishes... touches of classical influence as swelling strings intersect with sonic adrenaline rushes. It's indeed a fusion unlike any other, marking the latest chapter in the continuous evolution of Skillet, whose moniker couldn't be more fitting for their explosive new Lava/Atlantic Records release, Comatose...
Funeral Arrangements (03/17/09)
Elsie Otto Dec. 8, 1915 - March 13, 2009 Funeral services for Elsie Otto, 93, of Aurelia, will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Elsie died Friday, March 13, 2009, at the Sunset Knoll Nursing & Rehab Center in Aurelia...
Glawe's Outlook (03/17/09)
Driving me crazy Yikes! I now have three official drivers in the family to worry about! Meghan turned 16 on March 8 and the top priority of the day, aside from eating birthday cake and opening presents, was to turn her school permit in for a REAL license. Except that her birthday fell on a Sunday and she had to wait - not one extra day but three!...
Young Voices (03/17/09)
What's the deal mother nature? The Pilot-Tribune's Young Voices features weekly commentary by area student journalists. Last week I was unbelievably disappointed with the horrendous weather conditions. The week before I was enjoying beautiful spring days, being able to walk outside in a t-shirt and jeans, hearing the birds chirp, and absorbing some UV happiness. ...
Letter from the Editor (03/17/09)
Little Kindnesses Mean a Lot Long after his death, a little gift from a former SL mayor lives on... Given enough time, most of us come to realize that kindnesses are very seldom wasted. When you create one, it somehow keeps getting passed around, and once in a while, it even comes back to you...