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Stories from Monday, April 22, 2002

Livestock law and BV (04/22/02)
County supervisors spent time this week figuring out how a new livestock bill may affect Buena Vista County. Kim Johnson, director of environmental health and zoning, met with the board to discuss the potential changes and new county duties. Some of the major changes include the need for the county to publish notice of all proposed animal feeding operations over 2,500 head, and some inspection duties previously not required...
Positively Iowa (04/22/02)
I arrived in Iowa City in 1961, a graduate student bum in the Writers' Workshop. Three years later, I entered the Army, and in 1965 I returned to teach. Iowa was the farthest west I had been. Iowa became our permanent address then, and it still is...
JAG students (04/22/02)
Iowa JAG, Inc. held its third annual Career Development Conference April 4 and 5 at Camp Dodge in Johnston. Students participated in work-based competitions and team building skills headed by members of the Iowa National Guard. Eighteen students from the Storm Lake High School I-JAG program attended the conference...
A 'Theater of Illusion" (04/22/02)
The Storm Lake Area Arts Council has kicked off the annual patron drive. Each year the organization attempts to raise up to $15,000 to pay for their upcoming season as well as the other causes of the group. A tentative "On the Town" season has been created with events from September 2002 through May 2003. Tops on that list is a magic act the likes of which has never been seen in Storm Lake...
BV Fair queen contest (04/22/02)
The Buena Vista Fair Queen contest is putting out the call for young women who would like to wear the crown and represent their community. "Last year we only had a few girls apply. This time, we would like to have many more involved, and hopefully at least one person to represent every town in the county," said organizer Amy Meyer...
Local Civil War scholar authors a book (04/22/02)
Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was not the butcher he is often depicted to be, but rather a calculating general who tried to collect as much information as possible, says Dr. Bill Feis, an associate professor of history at Buena Vista University. His first book, "Grant's Secret Service: The Intelligence War from Belmont to Appomattox," studies the use of intelligence and information in Grant's decision making throughout the Civil War. It is published by the University of Nebraska Press...
Anhydrous ammonia spill (04/22/02)
An anhydrous ammonia nurse tank containing liquid fertilizer overturned northeast of Storm Lake late Thursday afternoon, causing local safety officials to evacuate the area and call in a Sioux City Hazardous Materials team to help control the situation...
Citizens Bank alters SL (04/22/02)
A new fraud scheme is apparently using fictitious IRS forms and fraudulent bank correspondence to steal the identities and money of banking customers. Officials of Citizens First National Bank in Storm Lake received notice of the problem from the Currency Administrator of National Banks this week, and hope to alert the community to the potential problem...
Glen Sawvell (04/22/02)
Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 20, at Feurstein Funeral Home in LeMars at 2:30 p.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, April 23 at 3 p.m. in the Good Hope Cemetery south of Cherokee...
Arthur Peterson (04/22/02)
Burial was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. Barker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Arthur E. Peterson was born to Elmer A. and Hilda (Johnson) Peterson on December 3, 1916 in Galva. He was baptized on July 8, 1917 and later confirmed into the Lutheran faith...
Guest Editorial (04/22/02)
Think Oprah's recently disbanded book club on a grand scale. "All Iowa Reads" has as its goal sparking statewide interest in literacy and discussion of literary works. It's a great idea, and it's not a completely new one. Large communities across the country have done it. ...
Letter to the Pilot (04/22/02)
TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of all the students who attended the Storm Lake High School After-Prom, we would like to thank all of the area businesses and restaurants that contributed to the evening. The night was a success thanks to your generosity. Your donations made it possible for the students to enjoy many great games, terrific prizes and excellent food. ...
Letter to the Pilot (04/22/02)
TO THE EDITOR: As the father of two daughters I know that watching your child graduate from college is one of a parent's proudest moments. Yet too often, Iowa's college graduates walk away from campus with their diploma in one hand and a sizable student loan bill in the other...
A double dog dare (04/22/02)
If you need me, I'll be down by the water somewhere. Look for a pile of shoes, socks and maybe a discarded tie. A day without the feel of sand between your toes would be a day without a soul. A few stubborn professors tried to convince me that humankind once crawled out of the primordial soup, but if so, people like me have been trying to crawl back in ever since...
Pilot Editorial (04/22/02)
This week, we published one of those Iowa Sex Offender Registry notifications that the state wisely puts out. In checking a little further, we see the state has three convicted child sex abusers considered at risk to offend again living in Storm Lake alone...