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Stories from Monday, April 15, 2002

Light of Hope (04/15/02)
Buena Vista County citizens gathered in the lobby of the county courthouse for a candlelight vigil. The Light of Hope, in its second year, is meant to remember children who died as a result of child abuse as well as the children who are the victims of abuse and neglect everyday...
BVRMC breaks ground on $5.6m project (04/15/02)
While construction will still take another year it was time for celebration yesterday. Buena Vista Regional Medical Center broke ground on a $5.6 million expansion and renovation project. It will provide additional space for existing services and space for exciting new ones, such as the long-awaited women's health center...
Schools close issue of sexual orientation (04/15/02)
The Storm Lake School Board took the final vote this week regarding changes in the district's nondiscrimination and multicultural education policy. The policy passed without the addition of the phrase "sexual orientation." The issue has created much debate throughout the Storm Lake community, with both sides of the issue speaking out at school board meetings in the past three months...
JAG Winners (04/15/02)
Amphaivanh Thabansouk, Trish Clayton and Sylvia Lovan created a topic poster that received first place at the third annual I-JAG Career Development Conference held last weekend at Camp Dodge in Johnston. Eighteen students from the Storm Lake High School I-JAG program attended the conference, where they participated in work-based competitions and team building skills headed by members of the Iowa National Guard. ...
Annual Marathon to Marathon road race scheduled for June 15 (04/15/02)
The seventh annual Marathon to Marathon will be held on Saturday, June 15. Again this year there will be a full marathon (certified and sanctioned), marathon relays, 5K run/walk and a tot trot. Last year there were 311 entries from 31 states. There were 155 marathoners, 12 relay teams and 96 5K run/walk entries...
Frisbee Fanatics (04/15/02)
All it requires is some time in the sun, an open field and a Frisbee. The BVU Frisbee Club, spearheaded by students Cale Roe and John Roberts, is the newest campus organization. The group is busy planning Ultimate Frisbee tournaments for the coming weeks, while a long-range goal is the establishment of a local disc golf course...
Anniversary (04/15/02)
of Albert City will be celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary with an open house on Saturday, April 20, from 1:30 - 4 p.m., at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. The event will be hosted by the couple's children and grandchildren: Randy and Julie Woodworth, Graci, Ashley and Jake of Polk City; Jon and Judy Chapman, Jenna, Kyle and Kaleb of Grimes; and Jeri Kay Taubman, Danielle and Ryan of Arlington Heights, IL. ...
Smith breaks stereotypes as male student nurse (04/15/02)
As a rancher several years ago, one of Craig Smith's duties was to give shots to different animals who needed assistance from their owner. Today, Smith is still administering shots to help patients, but is applying needles to humans as a student nurse at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center rather than to animals on a ranch...
Seminar on rural stress to be held at SL Middle School (04/15/02)
"Rural Iowa is under stress. In fact, there is more stress and depression in Iowa than in surrounding states," said local ISU Extension Director Rhonda Christensen. "Changes in our communities, changes in the state and local economy, and changes in family life are all contributing factors. What can you do? What can we do?"...
Burnside, Tollefson receive UDMO honors (04/15/02)
Each year UDMO hosts a banquet to honor those volunteers who have made a difference in our programs and in the lives of those we serve. Lorna Burnside has served on the Buena Vista County UDMO advisory board for nearly 18 years and also represents Buena Vista County on the UDMO multi-county board. ...
Back on the links (04/15/02)
Nick Brown fired a 47 to claim medalist honors as Storm Lake St. Mary's defeated Rockwell City-Lytton by eight strokes in a dual meet played on Wednesday at Lake Creek Country Club. St. Mary's finished with a 217 and Rockwell City-Lytton had a 225...
McCabe tabbed new SL grid boss (04/15/02)
Bill McCabe secured his future. Now he'll try to secure winning seasons in Storm Lake's football future. McCabe was hired as the new head football coach at Storm Lake on Thursday, leaving a school he had been at for 20 years. McCabe was the head coach at Albert City-Truesdale for five years and an assistant coach at Northwest and now LM-ACT before becoming the head coach in 1995. He has had five straight winning seasons in six years as LM-ACT head coach...
Gunnar Hanson (04/15/02)
A visitation will be held Saturday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, with private memorial services to be held at a later date. Military rites will be provided by the Morris VFW, AmVets and American Legion. Interment will take place at the Scandia West Cemetery near Cyrus. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of arrangements...
Edna Wattier (04/15/02)
The funeral service was held Friday, April 12th at 1:30 p.m. at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home, 300 Cayuga Street, Storm Lake with Reverend Patrick O'Kane of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Early, officiating. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Early...
Guest Editorial (04/15/02)
ood news is swirling around Storm Lakers these days. Buena Vista University with its multi-million dollar challenge gift for a new science building and Buena Vista Regional Medical Center's successful $2 million local campaign are leading the way. One can add to that with the Methodist congregation's million-dollar remodeling program and new pipe organ. The "City Beautiful" has cause for rejoicing. We are on a roll!...
Stepping away to see home more clearly (04/15/02)
Kind of like one of those paintings that, given I weren't from Iowa, I'd be cultured enough to tell you the name of. If asked, I guess I'd compare Storm Lake to one of these works of art. After spending nine months away from the only town I've ever known, a certain appreciation has grown that was never there before...
Pilot Editorial (04/15/02)
The outcome of a sexual assault case on the Buena Vista University campus is unlikely to satisfy either side of a debate on the BVU policy for treatment of rape suspects. One of those last-moment plea bargains avoids what was bound to be a lurid trial later this month, and probably avoids some difficult publicity for the college...