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Stories from Tuesday, May 28, 2002

New meaning for local Memorial Day ceremony (05/28/02)
The veterans were there in their uniforms as always. The patriotic music was familiar, as were the wreaths, the young Scouts, the prayers and the crowd come to pay tribute. Yet everyone, from the children on their fathers' shoulders to the survivors of the World War II generation, seemed to know something was different this time...
St. Mary's students honored (05/28/02)
St. Mary's High School students Jessica Netsch and Jennifer Petersen were recently awarded the valedictorian and salutatorian medals during a Baccalaureate service at the school. Netsch (left) received the valedictoriann honor while Peterson received the salutatorian medal. Netsch and Petersen were among 22 students who graduated from St. Mary's earlier this month...
SL teacher tells board about backpacks (05/28/02)
After hearing one teacher's testimony on why they should be done away with, the Storm Lake Board of Education will soon decide the future of backpacks in Storm Lake High School. The board may vote at a 7 p.m. meeting June 12 on whether to change the high school's policy regarding backpacks, knapsacks and purses in the building. ...
Thresermen Show plans new features (05/28/02)
Over 200 red tractors driven by members of the International Harvester Collectors Club Chapter #5 will highlight the 32nd annual Albert City Threshermen & Collectors Show this year, as organizers are busy preparing for the annual event, which is a little over 60 days away...
SC split, but wind will power school (05/28/02)
A Sioux Central School Board divided by worries over cost has narrowly voted to adopt wind power for the K-12 school at Sioux Rapids, becoming one of the first clean-energy powered complete school systems. A public hearing was held recently to hear residents' concerns over the proposed purchase of a wind turbine. With only a few people attending the hearing and after hearing pros and cons on the subject, the board opted to proceed with the vote, which was 3-2 in favor of going to wind power...
Storm Lake's Stille sisters go globetrotting (05/28/02)
Two Storm Lake natives are lending a hand to the nation and military in their own way this summer by aiding American children in western Europe. Sisters Sarah and Meredith Stille, daughters of Steve and Becky Stille, will join 800 students from throughout the nation to serve as counselors at Camp Adventure, a nonprofit student-run organization based at the University of Northern Iowa. ...
Local NWTF chapter to host outdoor events (05/28/02)
Crocheting, darning and making kraut are favorites for school children as they tour the display on the second floor of the Hanover Store which features the many chores and duties of a mother from long ago. They notice too, that the store of long ago was just a bit different from the supermarkets of today. And the mill house and machinery intrigues their imagination...
Citizen are reminded (05/28/02)
The City of Storm Lake would like to make citizens aware of the following detours, street closings and no parking restrictions that will be implemented in conjunction with this summer's street project on North Lake Avenue. The North Lake Avenue Project is about to begin. ...
SL coach goes out on top (05/28/02)
Not many coaches get to leave on their own terms. But Dean Nicholson is one of the lucky few. The Storm Lake boys track and field coach, who has served in that capacity for 19 years, announced his retirement earlier this season. His team wanted to send him off right - on top. They did, but barely...
G-H pitcher flirts with no-hitter (05/28/02)
Chad Hustedt took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before settling on a four-hitter to help lead Galva-Holstein to a 5-3 win over Schaller-Crestland in a baseball game last Thursday night at Holstein. Hustedt allowed three runs on four hits in the seventh inning. He walked two and struck out 13 batters in the game...
Schossow takes two (05/28/02)
The Galva-Holstein senior had always had the best distance in the discus at district meets, but when it came to the state meet, it was a different story. Schossow wrote the final chapter in his prep career by winning both the discus and the shot put in Class 1A at the state track and field meet at Drake Stadium in Des Moines on Saturday...
Elmer Jones (05/28/02)
Funeral service was on Friday, May 24 at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church with Reverend Ken Bell officiating. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. Elmer J. Jones was born to the union of William and Rella (Herrick) Jones on May 31, 1921 in Greenfield, Iowa. He received his education from Greenfield Public Schools graduating with the Class of 1939...
John Fertig (05/28/02)
Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery. John Tutin Fertig was born December 27, 1929, in Hills, MN., the son of Francis H. J. Fertig and Rosa G. (Sayre) Fertig. His early years were spent primarily near Highmore, SD. In 1943 the family moved to Storm Lake. ...
Hit-and-run driver arrested (05/28/02)
Storm Lake Police have arrested a local man for reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident after a search for the vehicle that struck a Storm Lake child Saturday afternoon. The 5-year-old boy was among some people carrying a canoe across Lakeshore Drive near Russell Street when a car struck him at about 4:30 p.m...
Pilot Special Edition Editorial (05/28/02)
I pity the Iowa teacher. My entire heart goes out to the underappreciated, underpaid servants of the community. Even more so, I pity Iowa's youth. Teachers and students are inextricably linked together and what happens to one ultimately happens to the other. Unfortunately, I feel our state government is doing little to ensure the future well-being of education in Iowa...
Guest Opinion (05/28/02)
So you're graduating. Know it all, do you? Ready to grab you bags, Dad's credit card and the keys to the family truckster and hit the open road? Going out to grab life by the throat, bite down like Lestat and slurp up the very marrow of its existence?...