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Stories from Thursday, April 4, 2002

Mack family survives plane crash (04/04/02)
A member of the Buena Vista University Board of Trustees, his wife and their daughter survived after their private plane crashed into the Mississippi River and a fisherman plucked them from the icy water. They were flying from Minneapolis. A few minutes after Warren Mack took off Sunday morning for Storm Lake, a red alternator light went on inside the Piper Malibu he was piloting. His wife, Linda, and their daughter, Leslie, smelled burning, and Mack feared engine failure...
Highway 20 backers grow impatient (04/04/02)
In fact, it's been in the just-about-to-happen status. Since 1961. And some things never change. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease and you are being heard," Iowa Department of Transportation Director Mark Wandro told Highway 20 expansion supporters recently. Yet he added he did not want to be "feeding false hopes to area communities" about when the project might actually happen...
BVU students listed among 'Who's Who' (04/04/02)
Robin Cejka, a senior, majoring in biology at Buena Vista University, is the daughter of John and Kyle Cejka, 201 Superior Street; and Vibhutiben Desai, a senior, majoring in management entrepreneurship, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jayantilal Desai, 1316 N. Lake Avenue...
Kiwanis News (04/04/02)
Reminiscent of Mitch Miller's singers or a mini-Tabernacle Choir, the Alta Kiwanis greeted Lee Meyer, speaker for the morning's program Tuesday, April 2, at 7 a.m. The rich resonant voices were aided significantly by those of eight stalwarts from the Sac City Club...
Forum set on $9.5m budget (04/04/02)
Any resident or taxpayer of the school district may come to the meeting to present objections to, or submit an argument in favor of, any part of the proposed budget, which has a total requirement of $9,540,850. The school district will spend $5,199,701 on instruction in the proposed budget, which includes $1,322,405 for total support services. ...
Altans to see electric rates rise by 10 percent (04/04/02)
As the city will raise electric fares for the first time in three years to offset higher power purchase prices and the reduction in the amount of cheap energy it can obtain from a large hydroelectric power company. Ron Chapman, the superintendent of Altatec Utilities, said a resident which uses about 1,200 kilowatts (kwh) of electricity per month would pay about $6 more on their monthly bill on average. ...
Engagement (04/04/02)
Chris and Darice Eldred of Newell are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Cynthia Eldred, to Josh Walsh, son of Mike Walsh and Teresa Tischer. Both are graduates of Newell-Fonda High School and are currently attending college. ...
Hawkeye hoop camp coming to SL (04/04/02)
The camp is for boys who will be in grades 4-12 next fall. Grades 8-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon, while grades 4-7 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost of the camp is $90. Enrollment will be limited by age division to keep a 10-to-1 camper-to-coach ratio. Applications are due by Friday, May 31...
CABA baseball tryouts planned (04/04/02)
Anyone can tryout as long as they will not turn 11 years old before August 1. Two tryout sessions will be offered. The first session will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and is limited to 30 players. The second session will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The rain date is Saturday, April 27. There is no cost for the tryout...
BV gets dramatics in sweep over Red Raiders (04/04/02)
Nick Beard's single scored Travis Wielenga with the game-winning run in the nightcap as Buena Vista swept a doubleheader from Northwestern by scores of 6-5 and 3-2 on Monday in Storm Lake. Lickteig reached on an error in the ninth inning of the first game. He advanced to second on a groundout and raced on home when Nuehring singled...
Young SL musicians debut with Symphony (04/04/02)
The concert will feature four students soloists chosen based on auditions held February 3. Miriam Freeman, Rebecca Marie McLaughlin, Nathaniel Inglis-Steinfeld, and Emily Bodiford will all have the opportunity to solo with the symphony. Freeman will perform the Concerto in g minor by Felix Mendelssohn on piano. ...
Kramer celebrates end of 30-year career (04/04/02)
When he was at work at Melander's TV and Appliance, Bob Kramer would cheerfully hand out colorful Gummi worms and 50-cent pieces to children who would come to his desk when their parents would make a purchase at the store. Kramer, 67, gave his last Gummi worm away Saturday afternoon, as he retired from his job at the furniture, appliance and electronics company after 30 years...
Edwin Johnson (04/04/02)
Visitation for Edwin M. Johnson, 82, of Aurelia, was Wednesday, April 3, at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia, services and burial was private. Edwin died Monday, April 1, at the Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee. Edwin Marshal Johnson was born September 13, 1919, the son of Charles and Rosalia (Larsen) Johnson at Aurelia. ...
Christopher Culp (04/04/02)
Funeral Services for Christopher Lee Culp, 32, formerly of Storm Lake, were held Wednesday, April 3, at Price Funeral Home Chapel, Hebron, NE., with Reverend Father Paul Sheehy. Burial was with Lincoln Cremation Service, Lincoln, NE. Chris passed away March 30, at Hebron, NE...
Albert Roeder (04/04/02)
Albert Joseph Roeder, age 104, of Hartley, formerly of Schaller, died on March 31, 2002 at the Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley. The funeral mass was on April 3rd at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Schaller. Reverend Tim Johnson, St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Sanborn officiated. Burial was in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Schaller...
Guest Editorial (04/04/02)
One of the most disheartening stories I have read in a long time appeared in the paper yesterday. The dateline was my old hometown. Tonight, there will be no basketball games in the school gyms. No gymnastics practices. No homework. No Rotary Club meetings. No Knights of Columbus. It took seven months to agree on a date, but the town has designated one date as a Family Night, when families can spend an evening together with no obligations...
Words to sort of live by (04/04/02)
Once again, I have not been asked to address any graduates this spring, anywhere. And with darn good reason. All the bull hockey they will hear about caterpillars blossoming into butterflies and the flowery hopes and dreams prose isn't really my style...
Pilot Guest Editorial (04/04/02)
At least one of Gov. Vilsack's Republican challengers for the governor's job is tearing into his lack of priorities, asking what single big thing has he accomplished? The same can be said of the Iowa Legislature. Priority, defined by Webster's, is "Precedence, esp. ...
Letters to the Pilot (04/04/02)
Congratulation to the entire Storm Lake Music Department, and specifically to Jeff Tollefson, Frank Hoskins, and Carol Peterson for their award-winning 1st place performances at the 2002 Musicfest in Orlando, FL. We all can take great pride in knowing that we have one of the finest programs in America right here in Storm Lake...
Letters to to Pilot (04/04/02)
Storm Lake Senior High Prom is set for Saturday, April 13. As we prepare for After Prom 2002, we would like to thank the business community of the Storm Lake area for their continued support. We are all aware of the tragic consequences that can occur when drugs and alcohol are involved in After Prom celebrations. ...