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Stories from Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Acclaimed musician to appear at St. Mark's Lutheran Church (04/16/02)
Ylvisaker is perhaps best known for his hymn, "I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry." He was born in Moorhead, Minn., and is a graduate of Concordia College located there. During the last 30 years his words and music have been a powerful influence on the development of new worship materials for the church, with his compositions appearing in hundreds of worship resources...
Early Dismissal for Cejka (04/16/02)
Senior Robyn Cejka wants to become a doctor someday. She does not see dollar signs, though, just the opportunity to serve others. After only three years at Buena Vista University, Cejka will be graduating this May. Her time here on campus may have been short, but her experiences and opportunities, especially in volunteerism and traveling, will probably stay with her for a long time to come...
Annual Witter Gallery fundraiser to be held this Saturday (04/16/02)
This special fund-raising dinner will begin at 6 p.m. The meal will be catered by Baker' Court and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the evening is $25 per person. Reservations must be made by calling Witter Gallery at 732-3400 before April 18. Tickets may also be purchased at Paxtons Jewelry, Buena Vista Stationary and the Sugar Bowl...
Hotel/motel tax may add $10k to rec center/aquatic project (04/16/02)
According to Administrator John Call, revenue from the tax could bring in up to $100,000 and could be used for a community and aquatic center. During a study session Monday, Call said 82 cities in Iowa have established the tax. State law allows cities to tax up to 7 percent. Forty-four Iowa communities tax at the full rate...
BVU grad inherits letter from 'Titanic' rescue ship (04/16/02)
A trip across the Atlantic Ocean which would take them to the romantic Mediterranean Sea several days later. Plans quickly changed, however, as word reached the ship's captain, Arthur Rostron, that the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic was sinking after striking an iceberg 50 miles away. Rostron ordered his ship to turn around and head toward the ill-fated vessel, and his actions that night helped save 705 lives...
SL schools may inherit AEA special education program, staff (04/16/02)
The Arrowhead AEA has decided to no longer operate special needs instructional programs for school districts. Currently the AEA hires the teachers and instructional assistants and then bills the school district on a per student basis. The change is more of a bookkeeping item, according to Connie Johnson, AEA spokesperson. ...
Is new death law a dilemma for doctors? (04/16/02)
When your career has been all about preserving lives, it's never easy to pull the plug and let one go. Local doctors are reacting to legislation signed last week to develop an out-of-hospital do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order for terminally-ill patients to use to end their suffering with dignity. Governor Tom Vilsack has signed the new law, with support from the Iowa Hospice Organization...
Engagement (04/16/02)
Eugene and Eileen Pickhinke of Early, and Edward and Audrey Hansen of Alton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Tammy Eileen and Cherokee, and Matthew Joel of Alton. Tammy is a graduate of Schaller-Crestland High School and Iowa Lakes Community College. She is employed with the law firm of Sayre, Wittgraf and Meloy in Cherokee, and is the assistant softball coach for Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School...
Engagement (04/16/02)
Tony and Barb Schons, Storm Lake, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Andi, to Marshall Holifield, son of Holly and Sharon Holifield, Sheridan, WY. Andi graduated from Creighton University, Omaha, NE., in May 2001, with a degree in Exercise Science and is currently finishing the accelerated nursing program at Creighton. ...
Five area players to play on select team (04/16/02)
A.J. Spielman of Storm Lake, Kyle Drey of Storm Lake St. Mary's, John Bentsen of Aurelia, and Travis Vaudt and Jason Ferguson of Sioux Central will be playing for the Northwest Iowa Monarchs select boys basketball team, which will be competing in Tacoma, Wash., July 25 through August 1...
SL girls win 3 events at Spencer Invitational (04/16/02)
Spencer won the meet with 99 points. Storm Lake was seventh with 39. Wulfekuhler leaped 16 feet, 7 inches to win the long jump, while Schmidt was clocked in 27.52 seconds in the 200. The 4x100 relay team of Schmidt, Paige Havens, Morae Youde and Billie Blanchard finished first in a time of 53.01 seconds...
SL boys dominate Estherville Invitation (04/16/02)
Storm Lake scored 135 points, 47 more than second place Okoboji. Maier threw the shot put 56 feet, 5 1/2 inches to set a new meet record. Koeppe ran the 400 meter hurdles in 54.73 seconds to set a new meet mark. The 4x100 relay tandem of Kurt Hanna, Rory Fulcher, Jeff DeHaan and Koeppe established a new meet record with a time of 43.8 seconds...
Bernice Hamelau (04/16/02)
Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at the Union Cemetery, Union, with Reverend Gregg Davison of Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church, Marshaltown, officiating. Friends may call for visitation from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the Biersborn Funeral Home, in Union. Memorials may be directed to the Bernice Hamelau Memorial Fund...
Ruth Graefenstein (04/16/02)
Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Sliefert Redig Funeral Home. Ruth died Thursday, April 11, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Ruth H. Zinn was born July 12, 1910, the daughter of Edward and Mathilda (Mauser) Zinn at Storm Lake. ...
Doris Bredvick (04/16/02)
Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery, Sioux Rapids. Doris died Saturday, April 13, at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Doris Helen Benson was born June 3, 1915, the daughter of Lars and Astrid (Carlson) Benson in Linn Grove. She graduated from the Linn Grove High School in 1932. ...
Carl Backhaus (04/16/02)
Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 - 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 - 8 p.m., at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. Carl died Saturday, April 13, at this home in Aurelia. Carl Alfred Backhaus, Jr., was born October 31, 1933, the son of Carl and Clara (Schumann) Backhaus, at Schleswig. ...
Letters to the Pilot (04/16/02)
TO THE EDITOR: I loved the story in the Pilot-Tribune on Albert Roeder. Do all obits get a story like this? I found it especially interesting since Lizzie Dick was my Aunt. You have presented a lot of history there. The family should really thank you...
Letters to the Pilot (04/16/02)
TO THE EDITOR: I am the Regional General Manager for McLeodUSA. I have been involved in providing McLeodUSA services in Storm Lake since we first reached an agreement with the City allowing McLeodUSA to come into the city of Storm Lake. I am proud of the competitive services that McLeodUSA provides to the citizens of Storm Lake...
Pilot Guest Editorial (04/16/02)
Open meetings: DES MOINES REGISTER: The Legislature has developed the bad habit of moving behind closed doors to tackle some of the toughest issues facing Iowa. Last year, its leaders put together an ad hoc committee to come up with a plan to raise teacher pay and performance...
From a kid's eye view (04/16/02)
The next big issue in education in Storm Lake isn't a new one, but it will be a defining one. Neighborhood elementaries vs. a central campus. As we get closer to paying off the middle school, the opportune time will draw closer for planning the next elementary school for Storm Lake. Before we can do that, we have to make THE decision...
Guest Opinion (04/16/02)
People seem to enjoy sending everything imaginable to the local newspaper - some very serious, others very funny. Over the years I have collected bits of humor and thought it might be an entertaining exercise to share them with our readers. Here are some points to ponder:...