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Stories from Monday, June 17, 2002

BV Medical Center opens 'Hope Harbor' for elders (06/17/02)
Hospital employees, area doctors and members of the community gathered on the third floor of Buena Vista Regional Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the opening of the new - and rare - Hope Harbor Senior Behavioral Health Unit. Hope Harbor, an eight-bed geriatric behavioral services unit which will help provide comprehensive medical and psychiatric evaluation, medication management and education, individual treatment planning, and many forms of therapies to senior citizens, accepted its first patient on Tuesday, and Kay Quirk, the nurse manager for the unit, said Hope Harbor said the need is "huge.". ...
School board rejects backpack ban (06/17/02)
Despite a strong plea from the high school faculty to ban backpacks in the classroom, the Storm Lake Board of Education voted unanimously this week against a ban. After hearing testimonials at Wednesday's School Board meeting from five members of the SLHS faculty that included physical demonstrations, the board voted to approve policy handbooks for the 2002-03 school year without the ban...
Arrest ends spree of 17 burglaires, prowlings (06/17/02)
A strange series of 17 burglaries, prowler and "peeping tom" reports in a local neighborhood has been solved with a Storm Lake teenager's arrest Friday morning, according to police. On Thursday, police had circulated an artist's drawing of an Asian male suspect described by witnesses of the crimes, which string back to November of 2001 in an area between West Fifth Street and West Milwaukee, from Barton Street to Angier...
SL Area Development Corp. economic visionb process under way (06/17/02)
Representatives from throughout Buena Vista County have initiated the process of crafting an economic vision statement for the county, according to Edean Murray, Chair of the Storm Lake Area Development Corporation (SLADC) which has instigated the effort, Murray said, "We are excited about the group that has agreed to take on this challenge. ...
City updates citizens on current street improvements (06/17/02)
The contractor has completed the removal of pavement between Western and Larchwood on West Fourth Street and has replaced the pavement on the west end of Shoreway Road to allow reopening of the intersection of Northwestern and Shoreway Road. During the coming week crews are expected to continue work on the water and storm sewer lines on North Lake Avenue. ...
4-H student brightens life for cancer survivors (06/17/02)
Hannah Fordyce, however, has completed a citizenship project that will help others feel better about themselves as well. Fordyce, 11, created 12 hand-sewn turbans for area cancer patients to wear, and donated the colorful accessories to the Storm Lake branch of the American Cancer Society earlier this week...
BV Conservation Board to offer Explore 2002 day camps for kids (06/17/02)
Each day will be full of fun and educational activities such as hiking, fishing, environmental crafts and games. All day camps count towards the Iowa Junior naturalist award that kids can earn by attending just three public programs during the year. ...
Rock 'n Roll Survivors (06/17/02)
Before Dave Matthews, Eric Clapton, and Lenny Kravitz were spinning out hits on their guitars, one northwest Iowa group was delivering classic rock and roll music to people using Montgomery Ward guitar amplifiers and drums borrowed from the high school marching band...
SL splits twin-bill with Estherville (06/17/02)
Storm Lake scored just one run and struck out 11 times in the first game, but then scored six runs in the first inning of the nightcap to salvage a split of a doubleheader with Estherville. Storm Lake dropped the opener 10-1 before winning the nightcap 11-1...
St. Mary's outscores AC-T (06/17/02)
Peggy Ploeger went 3-for-3, scored three runs and drove in two to help send Storm Lake St. Mary's to a 10-8 victory over Albert City-Truesdale in a Northwest Conference game played Thursday night in Storm Lake. The Panthers totaled 11 hits in the game. Ploeger had a triple, a double and a single. Michelle Drey had two singles and knocked in two runs. Kassie Drey had a pair of singles and scored two runs...
Spectacular features a new twist - a USO show (06/17/02)
Kurtz explained entertainment will begin around 7-7:15 p.m. in the bandshell. All of the performers will be on stage at once, switching off between entertainers. They musical numbers will be interspersed with local humor and readings from a series of letters from a World War II soldier to his family at home...
Forrest Hickman (06/17/02)
Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Gay and Ciha Funeral Home Forrest was born on June 9, 1919 in Rembrandt, the only child of William and Lillie Kemp Hickman. He grew up and was educated there graduating from Rembrandt High School in 1936. ...
Don Cress (06/17/02)
The funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Duane Queen officiating. Burial was in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery at Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements. A memorial fund has been established for Lakeside Presbyterian Church...
The bruising years (06/17/02)
Slowly, a smile spreads across her freckled face, and why not? It's going to be a damn good day. Every day is good these days, because after 20 years Terri can now get up in the morning knowing she won't have an eye blackened, she won't be choked or raped or lashed to a post in the basement. The local woman opened her personal chamber of horrors, so long hidden, to serve as living proof that there is life after domestic abuse...
Guest Editorial (06/17/02)
Back in my hometown this weekend, my mom drug me out of bed at 6:30 on a Saturday morning to help her with yet another dreaded garage sale. After hours of set up time and a trip to the local convenience store for money and sodas, I took my place beneath a shaded garage door...