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Stories from Tuesday, June 4, 2002

City offers a dredging challenge (06/04/02)
The ball is in the county's court following a Storm Lake City Council meeting last night. Storm Lake council members agreed to give an additional $225,000 to an expanded lake dredging project - but only if the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors agrees to purchase the dredge...
BVU to host three academic camps (06/04/02)
Buena Vista University will host academic summer camps in art, flute and history for students this summer. Registration for all three camps will close on June 21. Art Camp The art camp, which will run from July 14-17, is open to all high school students, and will focus on "The Process of Printmaking." Students will learn how to create various types of prints along with skills in sketching nature and in the process of critiquing work...
County commits to buying a dredge (06/04/02)
The decision came Tuesday afternoon following a request by the Lake Preservation Association for the county to chip in to buy a dredge. Supervisor Jim Gustafson made the motion. Supervisors Lorna Burnside, Herb Crampton, Dick Vail and Gustafson voted in favor...
'United We Stand' Star Spangled Spectacular comes together (06/04/02)
A "United We Stand" theme will highlight this year's Star Spangled Spectacular, and preparations for the annual Fourth of July celebration have kicked into high gear as the event approaches for area residents. Commodores Todd and Laurie Oxley and Co-Commodores Ed and Barb Anderson are the leaders of the day-long holiday festivities, and Todd Oxley said he and other organizers are feeling confident about the entire Spectacular...
Sheriff tracks time-cards as clues are few in baby death (06/04/02)
Buena Vista County Sheriff Chuck Eddy is still waiting for a breakthrough in the frustrating investigation of a newborn baby's body discovered at the Harold Rowley Recycling Center last Thursday. The most promising clue at the moment remains a set of business timecards found near the baby's remains on the recycling line. ...
Supervisors take up dredging issue (06/04/02)
At the heart of the matter will be what kind of financial support the county could provide in an expanded dredging project. A plan presented by the Lake Preservation Association to the supervisors has the county purchasing a dredge for approximately $600,000 as part of a multi-million dollar lake restoration project...
City acts against water hood-ins after industry talks fail (06/04/02)
Under an ordinance passed last night by the Storm Lake City Council, it would be illegal for users of the city's water system to cross-connect with any other water system. The action comes following a breakdown in talks with the city's two largest industries - IBP and Bil-Mar - to fund half of the improvements for a water plant expansion project...
Bil Mar Foods celebrates (06/04/02)
In March of 1977 Bil Mar Foods of Zeeland, Michigan purchased Thompson Industries of Storm Lake. In June the first turkeys were processed. The Bil Mar ownership continued to run the plant as primarily a seasonal whole bird packaging operation. On June 5, there will be a celebration marking the 25th Anniversary of Bil Mar in Storm Lake. ...
Engagement (06/04/02)
Gerald and Laurie Rife, New York, and Dwight Otten, Wisconsin, and Noreen Otten of Wisconsin, wish to announce the wedding of their daughter Sara Otten to Josh Niemeier, son of Pandora Niemeier, Cherokee, and Larry Niemeier, Cherokee. The wedding is August 31, at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake...
Upcoming community fundraising events (06/04/02)
The Annual Turkey Feed is approaching, Thursday June 20, from 5-8 p.m. in front of Central Bank in downtown Storm Lake. Sponsored by Bil-Mar Foods, Fareway, KAYL, Wells Blue Bunny and Community Education, the annual turkey feed is a fundraiser for Community Education programs such as sport scholarships, recreational equipment and other special events...
Behm, Miller lead Tornadoes (06/04/02)
Tom Behm pitched seven strong innings against Sioux Central on Friday and Brady Miller struck out six in four innings against Schaller-Crestland as the Storm Lake baseball team picked up two wins this weekend in the Storm Lake Invitational. Storm Lake 7...
Rust helps St. Mary's (06/04/02)
Maddie Rust's pitching performance was anything but rusty against Emmetsburg on Saturday, as her complete game outing helped the Panthers earn an 11-3 win at the Storm Lake Invitational this weekend. Rust struck out four and scattered eight hits throughout the game and only gave up one earned run, as four St. Mary's errors led to two other E-Hawk runs...
Iowa Games announces entry deadlines (06/04/02)
The four-person best shot golf event, new this year, will be held on Saturday, June 22, at Lake Creek Country Club. The fee is $28 per person for 18 holes or $35 with a cart. You must be 18 years or older to rent a cart. Register by calling the Iowa Games at 1-888-777-8881, Lake Creek Country Club at 732-1548, or Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce at 732-3780. The deadline to register is June 10...
Pilot Editorial (06/04/02)
You hear some odd things around the boardrooms of northwest Iowa. Overheard in the Clay County Board of Supervisors meeting recently in Spencer, during discussion of that city's bid to develop a big private prison facility: "What that prison will do is turn Spencer into Storm Lake, and I don't think we want that... Once you make a mistake and you mess a town up, there's no redoing it."...
Letter to the Pilot (06/04/02)
I read with amusement the claims and concerns from the Redwine and Ballenger campaigns that the Club for Growth's endorsement of Steve King really does not amount to much. If this is indeed the case, why did the Redwine campaign send various correspondences to the Club lying and distorting Sen. King's record in an attempt to steal this...
Letter to the Pilot (06/04/02)
Graduation for the class of 2002 is only a few days away as I write this... and in some ways, I feel like I'm graduating also. After over 30 years in public education I get to "graduate" and enter into a new phase of my life called retirement. As I look back at those past 30 years I think of all the times that I contemplated retiring. ...
Pilot Editorial (06/04/02)
The worst times often give evidence of the best work. Buena Vista County Sheriff Chuck Eddy and his staff, as well as the agencies working with him, deserve praise for their handling of the discarded baby case this past week. Eddy has handled the case with the proper mix of professionalism and humanity, openness and dignity...