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Stories from Thursday, April 18, 2002

Getting 'bold' to save rural Iowa (04/18/02)
The Homestead Act of 1862 opened vast stretches of the United States to settlers, who built homes, started families and established communities. One-hundred and forty years later, one ISU Extension sociologist would like to see Iowa implement just as ambitious of a plan...
Dredging preparations deepening SL curiosity (04/18/02)
Especially this week, as the Matteson dredge takes shape at Casino Beach Marina - staging area for the DNR dredge project. The Burlington-based firm has been on site for about a week, busy setting up the dredge and all of its components. Already eight truckloads of equipment have been delivered, according to supervisor L.P. Parker. They'll be expecting another 12, mostly piping to transport material from the lake to the spoil site...
City zoning change paves way for potential Super Wal-Mart (04/18/02)
Last month the city council annexed that site into the city. Wal-Mart, Inc. is interested in developing a Wal-Mart Super Center there. No one was present to oppose the zoning change. The ordinance will have to be approved two more times before taking effect...
School to choose new AHS principal (04/18/02)
They hope to make their final decision concerning the job by the end of this week. Members of the AHS school board and school superintendent Fred Maharry met with the three candidates for separate hour-long interviews at the high school on Tuesday night, the final step in a process which began in early January, when the district began advertising the position across the Midwest...
Three area towns receive tree planting grants (04/18/02)
Local communities will be landscaping their communities with projects that include planting trees at residences for energy efficiency, in parks, along streets and around schools and other public buildings. Since 1990, communities have planted 210,693 landscape-sized trees and involved 72,477 volunteers who have contributed a total of 333,507 hours of their time. Through Branching Out, community volunteers have planted trees at 48,851 public and private sites...
AEF fundraising campaign receives $15k pledge (04/18/02)
Local resident Eleanor Peterson recently made one of the largest contributions to date to the Alta Education Foundation, giving $15,000 to the school fund to help with the new addition to the elementary school. The gift, which will come in three increments of $5,000, helps push the total for the school's fundraising effort to $98,000 as of this week. ...
Engagement Announced (04/18/02)
Ronald and LaVonne O'Meara of Storm Lake announce the engagement of their daughter, Brenda, to Nicholas Boelter, the son of Elwood and Nola Boelter of Yankton, SD. The wedding will take place August 10, 2002. Brenda is currently employed as an elementary teacher in Homer, NE. Nicholas is an electrician for Pioneer Electric out of Yankton, SD...
Kids Gardening Club blooms at Prairie Pedlar (04/18/02)
Every Wednesday from 8:30 - 11 a.m., children eight years old and older are invited to participate. The registration format allows for flexibility with summer schedules: swimming lessons, scouts, Bible School, camps, etc. The cost for each session is $5 per child. ...
Storm Lake celebrates scholars (04/18/02)
Surrounding the mayor are student and adult members of the Storm Lake Dollars for Scholars board of directors, including, sitting, Matt McKinney, Mayor Kruse and Bill Mach. Second row, Beth Hansen, Kelly Keenan and Sam Becker. Back row, Jane Fortier, Bev Mach, Shelia Neuroth, Sue Vaudt and Jennifer Thompson. ...
Donations needed for Concorida benefit auction (04/18/02)
Then, mark April 20 and April 27 on your calendar. the Concordia Lutheran School Association is organizing a benefit auction for April 27 at 11 a.m. Donated items can be delivered between 2 - 4 p.m., on Saturday, April 20, at the 915 West Milwaukee location across from Michelson Tire...
Sioux Central takes NW Conference golf tourney (04/18/02)
Sioux Central finished with a team score of 162 strokes. Newell-Fonda was second at 163, followed by Aurelia at 178, Sac City at 185, Pomeroy-Palmer at 198, Schaller-Crestland at 203, Albert City-Truesdale at 206, Alta at 210 and Storm Lake St. Mary's at 213...
Koeppe sets meet record (04/18/02)
Justin Koeppe set a new meet record and Storm Lake finished first in eight events to keep its undefeated season intact by winning the Iowa Great Lakes Invitational track and field meet in Spirit Lake on Tuesday night. Storm Lake scored 104 points, beating out Spencer's 98.5...
Taquerio La Juanita opens doors in downtown SL (04/18/02)
Patrons of downtown Storm Lake were able to start heading south of the border to satisfy their appetites last week, as a new authentic Mexican restaurant opened its doors to the public only six days ago. Taquerio La Juanita is the newest store to arrive on the Lake Avenue scene, and will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m...
Ada Espe (04/18/02)
Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Alta. Ada Neinstedt Espe, daughter of Otto and Abbie (Higgins) Neinstedt, was born on April 20, 1902 in Maple Valley Township. After her mother's death in 1903, she was raised by an aunt, Jane Higgins. Ada remained in the Alta community, away from her father, her brother, and her four sisters, who all went to live in Dubuque. ...
Jeanette Schroll (04/18/02)
Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. She died at Methodist Hospital. St. Louis Park, Minnesota on April 15, at 88. Olive Jeanette, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Wall (Cora Buckingham) was born July 31, 1913 in Alta. She lived with her parents on a farm south of Alta until the age of 13. ...
Ouy Lovan (04/18/02)
The funeral service was held Tuesday April 16, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake with Reverend Barry Thongvanh officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Ouy was born December 9, 1943 in Xieng Peuk, SonLa Tai, North Vietnam, the daughter of An Baccam and Nhay Bac Thi. She immigrated to the United States in October of 1980...
Barbara Schug (04/18/02)
Funeral services will be Thursday, April 18, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church with the reverend Dr. Ron Rowmmich officiating. Burial will be in the Kearney Cemetery. Memorials are planned to the Steven and Barbara Schug Kearney High School Memorial Scholarship Fund or the First United Methodist Church. Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary is in charge of arrangements...
Sadie Urskov (04/18/02)
Burial was in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Galva. Barker Funeral Home in Holstein was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Urskov was born May 18, 1914 in rural Galva, the daughter of William and Adeline (Radke) Arp. She attended Galva Schools and graduated from Galva High completing the 12th grade. ...
Letters to the Pilot (04/18/02)
TO THE EDITOR: Mr. Editor, I wish allinstitutions could simply have a non-discrimination phrase that was as simple as, "We do not discriminate." Hopefully in 50 years that can be written and everyone knows what is included in that statement. The Storm Lake School Board decided that it wasn't necessary to add the phrase "sexual orientation" into the district's discrimination policy. ...
Invest in the gas tank (04/18/02)
Buy gas. Good gravy, if corn prices were to go up at the rate gasoline did when spring hit, farmers would be rolling in the dough. If your stock portfolio shot up about 30 percent in a couple hours, you would be a financial genius. Buy gas. Sell it for whatever the heck you want. Doesn't seem to matter...
Letters to the Pilot (04/18/02)
TO THE EDITOR: In his State of the Union address, President Bush sketched out a smart plan to increase military spending as our country fights the war on terrorism. As a veteran, I support his position that "our men and women in uniform deserve the best weapons, the best equipment, the best training, and they also deserve a pay raise."...
Pilot Editorial (04/18/02)
With our local option sales tax and our school surtax on the books, there's not too many more options out there for hosing up a little more revenue. The hotel/motel tax under discussion by the Storm Lake City Council this week is one exception. Supporting new taxation tends to be about as popular as being in favor of hepatitis, but as taxes go, this one is about as harmless as they come...