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Stories from Thursday, June 20, 2002

Family business cooks up fun (06/20/02)
While hamburgers sizzle on the stove and the sweet smell of onion rings waft through the air, Faye Peterson delivers a smile a mile wide. The laughter of employees and customers echoes throughout her family restaurant on the grounds of the Buena Vista County Fair, a long building complete with long red and white checkered countertops, wooden benches and tall cold glasses of lemonade and favorite soft drinks...
BV Fair Begins (06/20/02)
Daily Thursday, June 20 Friday, June 21 - Ladies Day Saturday, June 22 Sunday, June 23...
'Save the Lake' making waves (06/20/02)
Well over 200 people gathered amid a festive flood of blue and white balloons Tuesday night to launch the Lake Preservation Association's "Save the Lake" campaign. Above the tabletops, there was enthusiastic applause for a string of speakers from local officials to Department of Natural Resources Director Jeff Vonk, and ink pens scratching out some $15,000 in new pledges to help expand dredging of the lake...
Photo with lighthouse in issue of tree magazine (06/20/02)
The photo accents the Iowa's Living Roadways portion of the 2001 annual report. A few years ago, a group from the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce took part in a "community visioning" project through this program, then later formed the chamber committee which eventually organized the gateway project. This also led to a nearly $10,000 grant from Trees Forever to help establish trees and native grasses at the gateway site...
Johnson marks 102nd birthday (06/20/02)
The birth of eight children. A long and happy marriage to his wife. An active lifestyle that has included involvement in local businesses in several communities. Johnson was also able to celebrate a milestone few others are able to commemorate, as he marked his 102nd birthday on Friday...
Anniversary (06/20/02)
The children of Henry and Chris Deman, Jr. invite you to share in the celebration of their parent's 25th Wedding Anniversary. There will be an open house at the First Presbyterian Church at 317 Main Street in Alta, from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. All friends and family are welcome to attend...
St. Mary's knocks off Sioux Central (06/20/02)
Kassie Drey and Beth Hansen each had two hits to help send Storm Lake St. Mary's to an 8-2 victory over Sioux Central in a Northwest Conference game on Tuesday night. Hansen drove in two runs and Drey one. Jen Petersen and Michelle Drey each delivered an RBI single. The Panthers had six hits in the game against losing pitcher Holly Beacom...
SL drops twin-bill to Sioux City East club (06/20/02)
After being in Class 2A for a number of years, Storm Lake is playing its first season of softball in a new class this summer. The Tornadoes got a taste of it on Monday night as Sioux City East, ranked 14th in the state, swept a doubleheader by scores of 8-4 and 6-0 in Sioux City...
Cast for BV Theatre musical revue announced (06/20/02)
In Celebration of Richard Roger's 100th Birthday, the Buena Vista Community Theatre is pleased to present Rogers and Hammerstein's A Grand Night For Singing. This delightful musical revue has taken the best music from their most beloved musicals and put the songs in new styles and settings...
SL Library to be offering free program for kids (06/20/02)
The Storm Lake Public Library is offering free program for preschoolers and elementary students from July 2 through August 2. This year's State Library of Iowa Summer Reading theme is "Join the Winner's Circle: Read! Programming will be sports-related, and will be of interest to both boys and girls. Summer Reading is sponsored by the Friends of the Storm Lake Public Library and the Witter Gallery...
TLC receives donation from State Farm Insurance (06/20/02)
The money will be used to fund the science and math skills curriculum. "We are excited about supporting this program," said State Farm agents Dan and Diane Sokolowski. "We recognize the many benefits it will provide to the students and to our community."...
Experts offer tips to help save cash for college (06/20/02)
Two years ago, the Vanguard Group, a mutual funds company, projected that in 18 years, the total cost of a four-year college education would be more than $90,000 at a public university and more than $200,000 at a private institution. While those projections may change in the next Vanguard report due to large tuition increases statewide, one thing has not changed -- making plans for college savings now can pay big dividends down the road...
Betty Stennerson (06/20/02)
Funeral services for Betty Stennerson, 62, of Sioux Rapids, were held Wednesday, June 19, at the First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids, with Pastor Ray Miller and Father John F. Cain officiating. Burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids...
Lois Carter (06/20/02)
Funeral Services for Lois L. Carter, age 76, of Liberty Hill, Texas and formerly of Sioux Rapids, were held Saturday, March 30, at 2 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church in Liberty Hill with Reverend Tom Osborn officiating. Interment was in the Liberty Hill Cemetery, Liberty, Texas. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1201 Maple Street, Box 743, Georgetown, TX. Arrangements were made by The Gabriels Funeral Chapel in Georgetown, Tx...
Murder trial begins (06/20/02)
Keo Pittman made one mistake, according to testimony - not taking her husband's threats to heart. "The defendant had carried out a threat he had been making for six months," said Assistant Attorney General Chuck Thoman during opening arguments in the trial of George Pittman, Jr. "Keo made one fatal mistake, in that she failed to take his threats seriously."...
Prosecution rests in Pittman trial (06/20/02)
"The findings of the autopsy are consistent with either a homicide or a suicide and I can't make that determination," said Iowa State Medical Examiner Dr. Julia Goodin. "The information I have is not enough to say one way or another." Goodin testified yesterday in the first-degree murder trial of George Pittman, Jr. He is accused of stabbing to death his wife at their home on Sept. 23, 2001, in Storm Lake...
Pilot Editorial (06/20/02)
George Pittman Jr. goes to court this week for the alleged murder of his wife, Keo Pittman, but we should not forget that the justice system itself could just as easily be on trial here. Pittman is to be considered innocent unless/until proven otherwise. The parole system has already proven itself suspect...
A Celebration of the Lake (06/20/02)
But from inside the plate glass windows of the golf course clubhouse overlooking the water, the attitude was anything but stormy. I imagine that the couple hundred-plus folks who turned out Tuesday night will look back many years from now and proudly tell anyone who will listen that they were there at the very beginning - the night Storm Lake set out to Save the Lake...