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Stories from Thursday, May 30, 2002

Community-wide cleanup (05/30/02)
The City of Alta will have a free pickup of junk during the month of June for city residents. The following items should be on the curb by 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4: all appliances, except those containing a refrigerant (refrigerators, freezers, etc., that are disconnected and properly degassed will be picked up), objects primarily made of metal, such as bicycles, lawn mowers, grills, etc. and furniture items such as sofas, mattresses and televisions...
Holton tabbed to fill vacant position on City Council (05/30/02)
The Alta City Council elected city resident Mike Holton to fill the vacant seat on the City Council at its meeting Monday night, selecting Holton over several others who had expressed interest in filling the position. Holton will join new Mayor Pro Tem Bruce McGowan, Brian Walsh, Ron Gullickson and Veronica McFadden on the five-member council at its July meeting, and the 19-year resident of Alta said he was excited to be named to the post...
Final bell rings on 39-year career for Mueller (05/30/02)
When Ron Mueller was an undergraduate student at Westmar College in LeMars, he received some clear-cut advice from one of his advisors, Dr. Helen Oliver: stay in the education field. Mueller, who originally planned on being a farmer, took his advisor's words to heart, and has been cultivating minds and attitudes of students rather than corn and soybeans for the past four decades...
Schools face a finance crunch (05/30/02)
As Iowa's per pupil spending on elementary and secondary education lies below national average, area school districts remain financially stable, but also continue to cut corners of their own to accommodate the state's budget crunch. According to the latest data released last week by the U.S. ...
Graduation 2002 (05/30/02)
It was a turning point for the 109 students who graduated from Storm Lake High School on Sunday, May 26. As one student speaker said, their lives would never be the same. "I'm now forced to leave everything as a memory," graduating senior Veronica Espana told her classmates...
India natives become a friendly SL fixture, 'Pronto' (05/30/02)
"How's Mona?" So a regular at the Storm Lake Pronto store asks Mona Kaur while paying for his gasoline at the counter. "Where's Sabby?" "He'll be back in a few minutes," Mona replies with a smile, handing him his change. With that, the man sits down in a nearby booth; he'll wait. Just to say hello. To him, Pronto proprietors Sabby and Mona Kaur are worth the wait...
Planning under way for walk (05/30/02)
A dedicated committee has begun planning for the third annual Buena Vista/Cherokee Memory Walk to benefit individuals in both counties who are affected by Alzheimer's disease or related disorders. The Memory Walk is being held Saturday, June 22 at Spring Lake Park in Cherokee. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with warm-ups at 9 a.m. and the walk around the lake will get underway at 9:15 a.m...
Single Sailors dance (05/30/02)
Single Sailors Social Ministry of Northwest Iowa invites all area singles to the Storm Lake KC Hall on Saturday, June 15. DJ music will be offered by Greg Keough from 8-12 p.m. Admission is $8. This dance is for widowed, divorced, or always single guests usually age 30 plus. Singles wanting to be on the mailing list should send $3 to "Single Sailors" coordinator, Marian Pickhinke, at 1017 Raymond Drive in Fort Dodge, 50501, phone 515-955-4156...
Engagement (05/30/02)
Mike and Kim Sievers, Newell, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Molly, to Jared Daniel, son of Bill and Kathy Daniel, Fonda. Molly and Jared are both 2002 graduates of Newell-Fonda High School, and will attend the University of South Dakota, Vermillion this fall. The couple is planning a July 6th wedding, at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Storm Lake...
St. John Lutheran holds garage sale (05/30/02)
Interested in antiques? Ready for some delicious baked good? You can find them all at the St. John Lutheran Church Giant Garage Sale and Silent Auction on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8. You'll find a variety of antiques, baked goods, baby and kids' items, small appliances, kitchenware, linens, home decorations, yard/workshop tools and many miscellaneous items...
Engagement (05/30/02)
Mr. and Mrs. Mike and Diane Overmohle, Storm Lake, and Mr. and Mrs. Terry and Pam Beazley, Cherokee, are proud to announce the approaching marriage of their children, Jason and Chrissy. The wedding is June 1, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee...
St. Mary's captures Maple Valley Tournament (05/30/02)
Kevin Brown had three doubles and drove in two runs, and Tim Brown went 3-for-4 with one RBI as St. Mary's beat Wall Lake View-Auburn 9-2 in the championship game last Saturday night. Kevin Brown allowed three hits, walked two and struck out four in four innings to get the win. Joe Fitzgerald pitched three perfect innings of relief with three strikeouts...
Sioux Central takes 2 of 3 in tourney (05/30/02)
Nate Wittmaack went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and Kyle Rehnstrom was 2-for-4 and drove in two runs as Sioux Central knocked off Storm Lake 8-4 in the Sioux Central Tournament last Saturday in Peterson. Sioux Central scored six runs in the fifth inning to pull away. Wittmaack had two singles and a homer, while Rehnstrom drove in a run with a single and a double...
SL Municipal Band to open season (05/30/02)
The Storm Lake Municipal Band will play its first concert of the season this Sunday, June 2. Sunday's concert will be the first of six Sunday afternoon concerts in the park by the Municipal Band. The concerts will be played at the band shell in Sunset Park, and they will begin at 2 p.m...
Cherokee Rodeo earns triple crown of awards (05/30/02)
This year the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce PRCA Rodeo has been tagged by the US Smokeless Tobacco Co. to participate in their Championship Awards, Wrangler has named it a Wrangler Circuit Series Rodeo and Dodge has named it a Dodge Series Rodeo. This triple crown of awards makes this Rodeo one to draw big name rodeo stars to compete. ...
Lake Avenue retailers unfazed (05/30/02)
Retailers in the downtown commercial section of Storm Lake are relatively unfazed by the future addition of a Super Wal-Mart to the city's landscape, and are cautiously optimistic that the new store may help them by drawing in a larger crowd to the Storm Lake area...
New owners of Casino Beach Marina excited about venture (05/30/02)
Storm Lake residents Marvin and Bernita Hartman have taken over operations at the Casino Beach Marina located west of town, and are looking forward to the opportunity of running their own business. The Hartmans, who have taken over the site lease from former owner Kelly Clough, began work at their lakeside business on May 9, and Marvin said the first three weeks of their new venture have been pleasant...
Marvin Winters (05/30/02)
Funeral Services were held for Marvin D. Winters, 68, Lake Park, Tuesday, May 28, at the United Methodist Church in Lake Park, with Reverend Chris Ebbers officiating. Interment was in Silver Lake Cemetery in Lake Park. Turner Funeral Home of Lake Park was in charge of arrangements...
Early to rise (05/30/02)
Got it down to an art - in and out of the shower, slap on a little deodorant at the request of the girls down at the office, throw on a pair of Dockers over the Spiderman pajamas while jumping in the car and laying rubber out of the Lakeside metroplex...
Letter to the Pilot (05/30/02)
TO THE EDITOR: Recently we had the privilege of paying our real estate taxes on our home in Bayard. It is old but as modern as can be. A few days later I paid the insurance on our 1996 van. Would you believe the premium was a few dollars more than the taxes on the home?...
Letter to the Pilot (05/30/02)
TO THE EDITOR: I understand that the Des Moines Register "Editorial Board" wrote a piece outlining the horrible fiscal situation in which Iowa finds itself and pointing out the choices that led to the current situation. I quote, "There comes a time when a state needs to pay honest,...