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Stories from Wednesday, July 3, 2002

Planned Parenthood fights sheriff order (07/03/02)
A "dangerous precedent" would be set if the Storm Lake Planned Parenthood clinic is forced to turn over the records of hundreds of women to the county sheriff's office, according to the president of Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa, and the American Civil Liberties Union in New York...
SL native biking across Europe for clean energy (07/03/02)
Gail Barels, who grew up in Storm Lake and is a graduate of Buena Vista University, is part of the Green Bike Team, which is touring four countries in Northern Europe to view alternative energy sites and interview some of the world's top experts in clean energy alternatives. The conservation teacher is the only female rider making the journey. The group, led by former state legislator David Osterberg of Mount Vernon, ends the three-week trip next week in Denmark...
Police to host National Night Out (07/03/02)
The Police Department is asking the community to come together at area gatherings and block parties across the city and to let their neighbors know that they care for each other and they will call in suspicious activities and crime that occur on their streets...
Change order approved by SL City Council (07/03/02)
The order adds $6,730 to the contract, increasing the total to $1,078,614. The additional costs come from extra excavating work required at 10th Street and North Lake for water main repairs as well as for a different type of intake. This year's event will run from 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, until 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. This is the first year the event will be held overnight...
Paup set to sing across Europe (07/03/02)
. The soprano voice of the 2002 graduate of Alta High School fills the room as she thumbs through her copies of sheet music, fluently singing flowing notes that give life to a diverse flavor of songs ranging from the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to "My God is a Rock."...
City fire department receives matching grant from state DNR (07/03/02)
Alta Fire Chief Gene Molgaard told the Alta City Council on Monday that the grant which he applied for this spring had been approved by the DNR. The grant will allow the department to receive needed items such as small portable phones and portable hand radios to use to communicate in case of an emergency and several 2,000-gallon portable tanks to be at the disposal of the firefighters...
SL artisan seeks spirit of the tribes (07/03/02)
As his handmade spirit catchers gently sway in the mild summer breeze, Storm Lake artist Tommy "Two Feathers" Tomforde explains the logic behind his native American philosophy. "We always hear about how the natives were so easily destroyed, but over my years of study, what has popped up in my mind is their strength and spirituality," Tomforde said. ...
Engagement (07/03/02)
Jerry & Ann Sandine, Aurelia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Plagman, Waterloo, IA, to Tom Bell, Waterloo, son of Tom & Ellen Bell, Alta. Meghan, a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, is an account executive for Beneficial Finance. Tom is a sales representative for Community Auto Plaza. Both Tom and Meghan were graduates of Aurelia High School. The couple plan to marry August 3 , at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia...
Engagement (07/03/02)
of Apple Valley, MN, announce their engagement to be married on September 28, at St. Mary's Church in Storm Lake. Their parents are Joan Lichter and Connie and Mike Kahnke all of Storm Lake. Sharon's father is Bud Lichter of Mason City. Bob and Marge Shewell of Storm Lake are Scott's grandparents. ...
Hadden retires after 43 years at Central Bank (07/03/02)
There will be a retirement open house to honor Hadden from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 5 at Central Bank, located on the corner of Lake Avenue and West 5th Street. "The bank has obviously become an important part of my life," Hadden said. "I've enjoyed working with many wonderful people and serving this terrific community."...
Big inning lifts alta to win (07/03/02)
Angie Brugman had two hits and drove in three runs to help send Alta to an 8-6 victory over Sac City in a Northwest Conference game on Monday night at Alta. The game was scoreless until the third inning when Sac City scored two runs. Alta answered with six runs in the third inning. Brooke Ryherd and Ashlea Payne each stroked a two-run single and Brugman followed with a double to drive in two more runs and make it 6-2 Cyclones...
SL trims E-Hawks behind Halder (07/03/02)
Halder gave up a triple and a run in the seventh inning after blanking the E-Hawks through the first six innings. Halder allowed one earned run, walked one and struck out four. Storm Lake scored both of its runs in the second inning. Mel Fisher walked and pinch-runner Becca Anspach later scored on a single by Jenny Woodford. Chelsea Anderson followed with a single to score Woodford...
Pilot Editorial (07/03/02)
A group of largely conservative GOP leaders from across northwest Iowa has selected Steve King of Kiron as the Republican candidate and likely heir apparent to the Fifth District congressional seat. This is as it should be. Like Steve King or not, he was a clear winner in the popular vote, and it would have been foolish for a relative handful of people called to a "special nominating convention" to oppose a legitimate candidate who has won his election...
Letters to the Pilot (07/03/02)
TO THE EDITOR: I am a firm believer in supporting our hometown business merchants, especially if and when the products and services are obtainable and competitive. That theory certainly doesn't apply to the purchase of gasoline in Storm Lake. If your gas tank is near empty and you have plans to travel any...
Little brother's Bill of Rights (07/03/02)
You inherit the shirt that's faded and advertising last year's Disney movie, the littlest room in the house, kid bed that sags, the foam football with the big bite marks his big sister made in it. You play second base with a third-hand glove. No matter how hard you tried, you were never the first to have walked, gone to a first day of school, braved the big water slide or graduated to underwear that doesn't have cartoon superheroes on it...
Guest Opinion (07/03/02)
During a layover in Atlanta recently, I let my mind wander as I watched people come and go. Having been randomly selected for a detailed screening at the gate at my prior stop, airport security was fresh in my mind. From where I sat, I could see behind the partition they were using to create the impromptu screening area at gate D32...