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Stories from Thursday, March 21, 2002

Crowds fill Roxy for AHS theater production (03/21/02)
Eleven pupils made up the cast of the play, and the young actors and actresses were co-directed by Dave Curbow and Alyssa Ridout. The production is a comedy centered in the 1940s after World War II, and Curbow, who has directed the annual spring production for the past 18 years, said the play was appealing to him because of the entertaining aspect of the script...
N. Lake Avenue, Shoreway, West 4th to be reconstructed (03/21/02)
The cost estimate for the project is $1,291,237. Bids will be presented to the city council at its next meeting on April 1, according to City Engineer Jim Winterton. The project includes the reconstruction of the south half of North Lake Avenue, from Milwaukee to just south of 12th Street, and the replacement of several water mains along the route. The other portion of the project is for replacing Shoreway Road/West 4th Street from Northwestern Drive to Barton Street...
SLHS receives state speech honors (03/21/02)
Nineteen received an overall "I" rating. Eight received a "II." Three students were selected to perform at the All State Festival, which will be April 8 at the University of Northern Iowa. Cindy Hernandez will perform in two events, poetry and storytelling. This is the first time in 14 years a freshman has earned All State in two events...
Leprechaun duo helps 'Jerry's Kids' (03/21/02)
Ardyce Hanson and Helen Langner have each sold more than 150 shamrocks to Burger King customers this month, with Hanson leaping over the 250-shamrock plateau last week. The two have sold customers green shamrocks for $1 and gold shamrocks for $5, with all of the proceeds going towards the Muscular Dystrophy Association. An annual event, Burger King employees have sold more than 500 shamrocks so far, and Hanson and Langner have helped sell the bulk of that amount through their efforts...
Main Street effort must wait a year (03/21/02)
Instead, the chamber will spend the next year in an all-out effort to create an irresistible Main Street application for 2003-2004, chamber CEO Chris Nolte said. "The city chose not to fund the Main Street request due to their budgetary constraints, and we can appreciate that," he said. ...
Tireless volunteers help to 'work miracles' for Concordia (03/21/02)
Cliff Glasgow, Ron Dierenfield, Pete Pederson and Ron Grieme have volunteered over 100 hours in the last two weeks to prepare for a renovation project that will turn what now looks like a warehouse into a K-6 schoolhouse. "We're hoping to work some miracles here," said Pederson...
SL's ripe as tourism hot ticket (03/21/02)
The veteran promotions manager for the Iowa Division of Tourism, with the look of the "Father Mulcahy" character from "M.A.S.H." disguising one of the state's most cunning minds for travel marketing and economics, likes the man on the street approach...
Broich to participate in Farm Bureau Ag Leaders Institute (03/21/02)
Marty Broich, the coordinator of the Vista Pork Program, was nominated to attend the institute by the Buena Vista County Farm Bureau, and will receive the latest information about critical agricultural issues and develop skills for leading Iowa's farmers in the future...
Outlook for 2002 Windfest described as shaky (03/21/02)
The biggest sponsor, Enron Wind, is currently in the process of being bought out by General Electric, and company officials have told Windfest planners that they will need to wait until the buyout phase is complete before any decision on funding for the Alta event is made by new GE board members...
Engagement (03/21/02)
Dr. John and Donna Bendo of Havre, MT., and Carol Stieler, Ph.D. and Allen Halverson of Rembrandt, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Elisabeth Agnes Bendo and Derek Stieler Halverson. Liz is a 1998 graduate of Havre High School in Havre, MT., she is currently attending Iowa State University and will graduate in May 2002 with a B.S. ...
Dinner Date program to celebrate 30 years (03/21/02)
Dinner Date is celebrating thirty years of providing hot, nutritious meals to the elderly here at home and all across the nation, announced Cynthia Beauman, Executive Director of Northwest Aging Association. Northwest Aging Association currently has 39 Dinner Date sites in nine counties in northwest Iowa, located in senior centers, community buildings, churches, and restaurants, noted Lynda Wilcox, Nutrition Director for Northwest Aging Association...
SL's DeHann selected to play in Dordt All-Star game (03/21/02)
The sixth annual game will be played this Saturday at DeWitt Gymnasium on the campus of Dordt College in Sioux Center. Senior all-stars from the Lakes, Siouxland and War Eagle Conferences will showcase their basketball talents. DeHaan was chosen to the Boys Black Team. ...
Schmidt sets 2 records at Lakes indoor (03/21/02)
The senior placed first in two events and set Lakes Conference indoor records in the process to highlight Storm Lake's performance at the Lakes Conference indoor meet on Tuesday night at Sioux Center. Schmidt set a record in the 55 meters with a clocking of 7.48 seconds and also set a new mark in the 200 meters in 27.82 seconds despite stumbling on the curve. The old records were 7.55 and 28.36...
Children's picture book seminar to be held (03/21/02)
The seminar is for anyone who is interested in writing and/or illustrating children's picture books for potential publication. Topics that will be presented include Definition Of A Children's Picture Book, developing an Idea, Plotting the Book, Writing the Book, Illustrating the Book, Typing the Manuscript, Copyrighting Your Work, Locating Potential Agents and Publishers, Marketing Your Work, and Contract Terms...
Gospel concert rescheduled (03/21/02)
.Mt. Zion is looking forward to visiting BVU and the Storm Lake community, and extend an invitation to all area churches and community members to witness the joyful sound of praise. The group was scheduled to perform this month, but the concert was postponed due to inclement weather...
Fred Stork (03/21/02)
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 21, at the St. Martin's Catholic Church in Odebolt with burial in the St. Martin's Cemetery. Fred was born April 3, 1928, the son of Henry and Helen (Julich) Stork, on a farm south of Breda. He attended schools at Mount Carmel and Breda, graduating in 1946. After graduating he entered the U.S. Army Air Corp and served for three years, then served eight years in the U.S. Air Force Reserves as Staff Sergeant...
Merle Carpenter (03/21/02)
Funeral Services were held Saturday, March 16, at the Mallard United Methodist Church with Reverend Torger Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Ellington Twp. Cemetery at Mallard. Merle Medora Albaugh, daughter of Elmer Leroy and Sylvia Elizabeth (Hawk) Albaugh was born September 13, 1907 rural Elkhart. She moved with her family to rural Havelock in 1909. She graduated from Havelock High School in 1925...
Leo Dick (03/21/02)
Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, March 19th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Schaller with the Reverend Patrick O'Kane officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Schaller. A memorial fund has been established. Leo L. Dick was born June 17, 1911 in Schaller, the son of John and Magdalena (Schmitt) Dick. He received his education from the Schaller country school...
Holman Mathews (03/21/02)
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, March 20, at the Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee, with the Reverend James Steen officiating. Burial was in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake. Jack was born April 14, 1906 near Storm Lake to William and Berth (Moller) Mathews. ...
William Witte (03/21/02)
Burial was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by Amvets Post #66 of Storm Lake. Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Homes, Storm Lake, were in charge of arrangements. Family car drivers were: Rick Peterson, Steve Lullman, Glen Armstrong, Dale Wetherell, Bill Steffens, Don Meyer, Bob Burnside, Rodger Steffens, and Myron Joens...
Pilot Guest Editorial (03/21/02)
Three strikes and you're out, right? If that's so, then the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service is standing in the batter's box with a beaten-up, weathered bat ready to face the foreign enemies of our country, who have read the scouting report and...
Letters to the Editor (03/21/02)
Your recent story about how "893 Storm Lake students don't speak English as a native language" (Pilot-Tribune, March 13, 2002) makes the claim that it takes 7-10 years to teach a child the English language. Perhaps it would not take so long if the classes were truly dedicated to English language acquisition and not "sharing each other's cultures."...
Moments by Candlelight (03/21/02)
Yet somehow, I feel strangely romantic sitting in the candlelight, composing a column on a sheet of white typing paper. Obviously, by the time this column reaches your eyes, it will no longer be written in purple ink. It will be typed along the left side of the Opinion page, and it will be legible to anyone, not just myself and those trained in handwriting analysis...
Super Wal-Mart and growth (03/21/02)
While that could make the process a bit sticky, perhaps it's time for a look at the bigger picture anyway. A store the size of some small third-world countries is going to change the city, to be sure. It will bring in tax base revenue, change the retail drawing power, affect the other shopping districts of the city for better or for worse, and cause some shifts in everything from traffic patterns to city infrastructure needs...