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Stories from Thursday, June 6, 2002

County votes to buy $600k dredge (06/06/02)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors decided on a vote of 4-1 to provide $600,000 for the purchase of a dredge for an expanded lake restoration project. The county's decision on Tuesday now brings the total committed to the project to approximately $1.5 million...
Lanphere topples BV incumbent in primary (06/06/02)
In one of Buena Vista County's contested Republican races, incumbent supervisor Doug Bruns lost to challenger Bill Lanphere for the Republican nomination for supervisor district 1. Lanphere is a former director of the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce...
The Weed Warriors (06/06/02)
They're not out for a Sunday drive, though. As the county weed commissioners, they're out searching for noxious weeds. Lund figures they drive all the county gravel and blacktop at least two and a half times every year. "But there's two sides of a county road, so there's 5,000 miles," said Lund, who is the head weed commissioner. Wiley is the deputy weed commissioner...
Blood Bank introduces new collection technology (06/06/02)
The blood drive will be held at the community center. The new technology called "Double Red Cell Collection Systems" is an automated process that allows the blood bank to double the amount of red blood cells that can be collected from a donor. This new technology allows the blood bank to collect a donor's red blood cells while returning the remaining components of the blood back to the donor. ...
Alta MOPS preschool parent group benefits from fundraiser (06/06/02)
Profits neared $900 with over 200 supporters attending. Although the breakfast yielded less than expected, Shelley Flaherty, serving on the steering board in charge of finances, commented, "We were very well supported by all those who attended this year." The Alta Kiwanis volunteered their time manning the griddles to help out the cause. A bake sale also enhanced the profits with all the active mothers in the program donating all of the baked goods for sale...
Steam sawmill becomes Fair fixture (06/06/02)
Ron and his wife Marjorie own and manage Control Systems Specialists in Alta. Their business revolves around temperature control, energy management, boiler maintenance and sales. His years of experience with boilers has not only allowed him to serve companies from Alta to as far away as Illinois, it has given him the knowledge needed to make his dreams for someday become a reality...
Election officials plan canvass Monday and Tuesday (06/06/02)
Iowa Republican Party spokeswoman Marlys Popsma said party leaders want to wait until the canvass makes the results of the election official, though a high-stakes and intense lobbying campaign was underway even before the polls closed Tuesday. The meeting is almost certain to be held June 29 at Denison High School, and will include delegates elected to the 5th District GOP convention earlier this year. Those delegates also attend the state convention planned for June 22 in Cedar Rapids...
Buying bait at Binning (06/06/02)
Binning Outdoors employee Matt Grunig rings up fishing tackle for young outdoor enthusiast Justin Depew. The Lake Avenue business, owned and operated by Chip Binning, opened its doors Monday and specializes in hunting and fishing equipment, as well as hunting and fishing licenses...
New SL Hydraulics owners familiar with local operation (06/06/02)
As the newest owners of Storm Lake Hydraulics, two local residents are taking the saying to heart in keeping the business' 20-year tradition of service and quality alive. Since becoming active owners of Storm Lake Hydraulics on June 1, Larry and Doreen Brunning of Storm Lake are no strangers to the company. Before purchasing the hydraulic, truck and trailer repair shop from Palmer and Paula Olson of Storm Lake, Larry had previously worked for 11 years as a mechanic at Storm Lake Hydraulics...
North Lake work continues (06/06/02)
Workers from Lundell Construction install a new water line below North Lake Avenue in Storm Lake. The main business thoroughfare is closed for total resurfacing. The $688,000+ street project is expected to run 105 days, and will pave the way for the city to accept ownership of the former highway from the state. City officials said the public is accepting the project with few complaints...
Bil-Mar marks 25th SL anniversary (06/06/02)
This month marks Bil-Mar Foods' 25th year of operations in Storm Lake. There was a celebration yesterday at the plant, with a free lunch for employees and recognition of 12 employees who had been with the company since it started 25 years ago. Also attending was Marvin DeWitt - the "Mar" of Bil-Mar. The company named after him and his brother, Bill, had purchased Storm Lake's Thompson Industries in 1977. DeWitt's son, grandson and great-grandson also attended the party...
Young virtuoso brings classic touch to SSS (06/06/02)
Josh Hancock, Cherokee, will be one of the featured performers for the July Fourth Star Spangled Spectacular in Storm Lake. Hancock, a tender 15 years old, plays the violin like a pro. Although classical music is his preferred style, Hancock will be playing a wide range of musical pieces including bluegrass, classical, sacred and patriotic music. He will be joined by local musicians on piano guitar, bass and possibly cello...
Lanphere topples BV incumbent in primary (06/06/02)
In one of Buena Vista County's contested Republican races, incumbent supervisor Doug Bruns lost to challenger Bill Lanphere for the Republican nomination for supervisor district 1. Lanphere is a former director of the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce...
Engagement (06/06/02)
Patty and the late Orlan Barnes, Storm Lake, and Linda and David De Muth, Denison, would like to announce the engagement of their children, Pamela Sue Barnes and Marty Jon De Muth. The wedding will be held on June 15, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Storm Lake with the reception to follow at the Storm Lake Municipal Golf Course. ...
BVU chooses new VP/Dean of faculty (06/06/02)
Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, who has served as vice president for academic affairs at St. Martin's College in Lacey, Wash., since 1998, has accepted the position of vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Buena Vista University, according to an announcement from BVU President Fred Moore...
Mustangs use home-run trot to defeat Aurelia (06/06/02)
Starting pitcher Kyle Stauter hit three home runs, including a grand slam, and Newell-Fonda batters sprayed 23 hits as the Mustangs defeated Aurelia, 31-7, at Aurelia on Monday night. Stauter had a career night at the plate, as he hit a grand slam, a three-run home run, a solo roundtripper and a single to collect eight RBI on the evening. Brother Matt Stauter had four RBI with a double and two singles, while Jason Ripke, Blake Rieman and Beau Artist each had home runs of their own in the win...
Stoma Lake falls to red-hot Newell-Fonda at home (06/06/02)
Newell-Fonda jumped on Storm Lake starting pitcher Phil Smith early, scoring three runs in both the first and third innings to grab an early 6-0 lead. The Mustangs then added an insurance run in the fourth inning to increase the lead to 7-0. Storm Lake managed to put together a rally in the sixth inning to make it a 7-2 ballgame, but Ripke was able to quiet the Tornado bats in the seventh to pick up the complete game victory...
SL Albatross help sport of rugby soar in NW Iowa (06/06/02)
When the Storm Lake Albatross rugby club team was hatched in town in 1983, the goal was to have fun and teach area residents about the unique English game. Nineteen years after the first try was scored in Storm Lake, the goals of the organization are still the same, as local Albatross have helped the sport take flight throughout the region...
Fun in Sun for Special Kids (06/06/02)
The fun-filled week of camping in Okoboji begins Saturday June 15. The children will load up in Storm Lake that afternoon, filling the bus with sleeping bags, bug spray and a bundle of smiles to make the hour-long journey. When the children arrive at the Great Lakes, they won't waste any time lounging in the sun. Fun activities like swimming, boating, and crafts are planned each day. They'll also spend time at Arnolds Park and Treasure Village...
Taste of Storm Lake (06/06/02)
Have a turkey fillet, chips, pop and ice cream for $3. This tasty event is sponsored by BilMar Foods Inc., Fareway Stores Inc., KAYL, Chesterman Company and Wells Blue Bunny. Proceeds will go towards the youth of our community via sports scholarships, recreational equipment and special events...
Lyela Nuzum (06/06/02)
There will be no visitation. The Sliefert Redig Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of arrangements. Lyela May Rowe was born on July 5, 1927 at Missouri Valley, the daughter of Lorny and Cynthia (Trenchmeyer) Rowe. On July 4, 1945 Lyela was united in marriage to Edward Nuzum at Missouri Valley. She enjoyed crocheting, drawing, and sewing...
The old brick walls (06/06/02)
Don't ask me her name, it was always just "Mrs" - usually as in "I'm awful sorry Mrs., I won't ever do it again!" As I stand in the rain, I recall the day Mrs. squared off with Terry "Stinky" McBride and his brother "Ugly" Edwin McBride. The McBrides would have tried the patience of Satan himself. ...
Letters to the Pilot (06/06/02)
It is to my astonishment that members of this shrinking community would be so bold as to stop the growth of the city of Cherokee, deprive local businesses the opportunity of increasing revenues, and block the potential addition of new businesses that may spin off from new growth. ...
Letter to the Pilot (06/06/02)
~Flags of beauty TO THE EDITOR: The flags on the Veterans' graves for Memorial Day were beautiful! It's time to say "Thank You" to Jack Anderson for walking and putting them there. Thanks, Jack! Golda Diehl, Storm Lake
Letter to the Pilot (06/06/02)
When the stresses of a world in turmoil or merely a bad day at work threaten to overwhelm us, help is just a cat-in-the lap away. Feline therapy eases anxiety by lowering blood pressure and releasing "feel good" endorphins. At this time of year when our animal shelters are overflowing with cats and kittens, there has never been a better time to adopt a feline therapist and let a cat heal your heart...