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Stories from Monday, April 8, 2002

An opera that started in a bathtub (04/08/02)
She is a senior performance major at Buena Vista University. Her love of music performance started in the bathtub . "I would give pretend concerts to my pretend audience when I was a kid," she said. She remembers once, when she was three, having to have surgery. In her hospital room she had a stuffed lion and a 10-key toy piano...
SL soccer team drops opener (04/08/02)
Spencer scored four goals in the first 15 minutes of the match as it went on to hand Storm Lake an 8-5 setback in a soccer match played on Wednesday night at Spencer. Storm Lake spotted Spencer a 4-0 lead before Jairo Cortez scored to put the Tornadoes on the scoreboard. Bounta Phanthavong was credited with the assist...
Life beyond the wheelchair (04/08/02)
Two-point-five seconds. That small number was one of the central figures in Chad Thomas' presentation to pupils from Storm Lake Middle School on Wednesday morning, as the Spirit Lake native told the crowd of silent students that not taking the 2.5 seconds it takes to put on a seat belt left him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life...
SL leaders seek to save railroad depot (04/08/02)
Like the proverbial "little engine that could," it's going to take an attitude of "perpetual optimism" to reach the top of that mountain, predicts local rail enthusiast Burt Bonebrake. Also involved were chamber of commerce leaders Chris Nolte and Marilyn Monson, and local rail historian Charles Slagle...
Geography bee puts SL student to the test (04/08/02)
Now they are likely to know several cities, such as Jalalabad and Kandahar, as well as the capital, Kabul. Facts like these are second nature to the National Geographic Bee state-level competitors - top students whose understanding of the world and its geography, economics, politics, cultures and religions ensure they will become leaders of tomorrow...
2 million target hit (04/08/02)
A doctor who practiced in Storm Lake in the 1970s has cured Buena Vista Medical Center's fundraising growing pains. A substantial pledge from Dr. W.M. Petty and Nancy Petty of Grand Junction, Colorado has put the medical center's long campaign to raise $2 million over the top, BVRMC Foundation Director Brad Strader announced Thursday...
Students choose alternative to Spring Break (04/08/02)
Five Buena Vista University students and their chaperones traveled 1,400 miles in a gray van to learn more about Gullah culture, said Leon Williams, who two years ago became the school's first intercultural programs director. Gullahs are a community of creole-speaking blacks who live in the island and coastal districts of South Carolina, Georgia and northeast Florida...
Firefighters find SL farm ablaze (04/08/02)
At the Dwayne Kay farm, 1037 560th St. off old Highway 71, a fire broke out early in the afternoon on Thursday, April 4. When firefighters arrived at approximately 12:30 p.m., they found one building completed destroyed and a barn engulfed in flames. The roofs of two other buildings had also caught on fire, according to Storm Lake Fire Chief Mike Jones...
Engagement (04/08/02)
Dick and Becki Drahota are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Rebecca, to Daniel Bacehowski, son of David and Annette Bacehowski of Grayslake, Il. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a major in Journalism. She is currently a Sales Associate and Operations Manager for Cass Communications in New York City. Dan is also a graduate of the University of Iowa and is working as an environmental scientist for URS Corporation in New York City...
Engagement (04/08/02)
Stacy L. Launderville and Shawn L. Sundine both of Hudson are announcing their engagement and approaching wedding. Parents of the couple are Kevin & Denise Launderville of Hudson, and Howard & Debora Sundine of Storm Lake. The bride elect is a CNA at the Western Home in Cedar Falls and a student in the Dental Assistant program at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo. ...
Engagement (04/08/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bryan, Storm Lake, Mrs. Pam Mosher, Omaha, and Mr. Randy Mosher, Lanai City, Hawaii, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Marni Ann Bryan and Toby James Mosher. Marni is a graduate of Storm Lake High School, Iowa Lakes Community College and Xenon International School of Hair Design. ...
Alta places ninth at LeMars meet (04/08/02)
Steve Hamer placed third in the 800 meters and the 4x800 relay team also took third as Alta finished ninth at the LeMars Gehlen Coed Invitational track and field meet on Wednesday night. LeMars Gehlen won the team title with 457 points. Alta scored 223. Eleven teams participated...
SL's DeHaan, DeWall chosen for Shrine Bowl (04/08/02)
STORM LAKE - Jeff DeHaan and April DeWall of Storm Lake have been selected to participate in the 2002 Iowa Shrine Bowl Football Classic. DeHaan, a senior running back and defensive back, was selected as a member of the North squad. They will play the South on Saturday, July 27, at Jack Trice Field in Ames...
The Best of the Brush (04/08/02)
Artists from 16 counties exhibited their works, ranging from watercolors to sculpted walking sticks. Frank Breneisen, a professor of art at Morningside College, judged the work. Ribbons were awarded for first, second and third places, as well as honorable mentions. ...
Robert Laird (04/08/02)
A funeral service will be today, Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake with the Reverend Duane Queen officiating. Burial with full military honors by AMVETS Post #66 will be in Storm Lake Cemetery. A visitation was held yesterday at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home. A memorial fund has been established for the Storm Lake Area Hospice...
Guest Editorial (04/08/02)
Rcently, the organization ICCI (Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement), ran a letter to the editor in local papers in my district. This letter contained misleading information about my efforts in the legislature regarding hog lots. It is necessary for me to give you a true picture...
Letters to the Pilot (04/08/02)
TO THE EDITOR: A recent news story said the Iowa Farm Bureau is lobbying against local control an regulation of factory livestock production. Unfortunately, this is par for the course. We can thank this "powerful lobby" for there being very few independent livestock producers left and Iowa's countryside being the polluted corn and soybean wasteland that it is. ...
Poetry grows in the dirt (04/08/02)
Suddenly, a Michael Carey verse sprouted in the unfertile rows of my gray matter. I met Carey for the first time when he came in as a guest speaker at the BV County Historical Museum, and I've been a fan ever since. If you think poetry and Iowa farming aren't natural bedpartners, you haven't harvested from Michael Carey's books of earthy thought...
Letters to the Pilot (04/08/02)
TO THE EDITOR: Storm Lake students are top notch, as 193 teenagers were bound for Florida in March (Spring Break at its height). Some folks would think this would be the beginning of an alcohol-laden Spring Break adventure that would inevitably lead to trouble. Not when those 193 young adults are Storm Lake High School students...