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Stories from Monday, July 8, 2002

Explosion program blasts off at Sports Rehab (07/08/02)
It's just after 8 o'clock on the Friday morning after the Star Spangled Spectacular in Storm Lake, and exercise machines are humming in the back room of the Sports Rehab & Professional Therapy Associates building in Storm Lake. The early morning hour is a time when many high school sophomores are still in bed, but Nick Netsch, Ryne Paterson and Jeff Foell aren't dreaming the summer away about athletic success. ...
CAP cadets learn lifesaving skills at training exercise (07/08/02)
As the sun beamed down on the gray paved runway at the Sac City Municipal Airport on a hot, muggy afternoon, a group of camouflaged cadets emerged from a white brick building, ready to take part in an operations exercise that would test their abilities in flying and observation in the northwest Iowa countryside...
Hispanic church hopes for helping hand from SL (07/08/02)
As more members of Storm Lake's Hispanic community turn to religion as a staple of everyday life, leaders of a local Spanish speaking church are asking for the community's help in expanding to accommodate an ever-growing congregation. Juan and Maria Garcia, pastors of Comunidad Cristiana De Storm Lake, are asking citizens of Storm Lake and surrounding communities for help in securing a larger facility to support the young and continuously growing church. ...
Planned Parenthood leader faces arrest (07/08/02)
When the phone rang this week at the Storm Lake office of Planned Parenthood, it was as likely to be CNN or a morning talk show calling as it is a prospective client. Meanwhile, an official of Planned Parenthood said she is ready to go to jail to protect medical records in Storm Lake...
Habitat Home is a dream come true for SL family (07/08/02)
A dream came true this week for one young family as they took the keys to their own home on Elm Street in Lakeside. The Boggs family - Taylor and Heather, with their children, Kira and Hunter - moved in this week to the latest Habitat for Humanity home constructed in the Storm Lake area...
City updates citizens on street improvement projects (07/08/02)
Traffic can now use 10th Street to access Wal-mart and HyVee and the east side businesses between 10th and 12 Street on Lake Avenue. On Monday, July 8, the 12th Street intersection will be closed and no longer available for access to the Walmart - HyVee area. Be aware that North Lake Avenue is not a through street. The main detour during the construction for through traffic remains Seneca Street as signed...
SL Library to offer preschool Story Time (07/08/02)
The Storm Lake Public Library is offering a free preschool Story Time sponsored by the Friends of the Library starting Tuesday, July 9. The session will begin at 10:30 a.m. and last 30-45 minutes. All preschoolers who are able to sit by themselves and are ages three through those going into Kindergarten this fall are welcome...
Engagement (07/08/02)
Robert and Carol Lane of Hospers would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Nena Lane to John Dailey son of Mike and Cindy Dailey of Cherokee. Their wedding is planned for August 31, at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church...
Engagement (07/08/02)
Charles Drussel and Mary Cummings, both of Garden City, KS and Roger and Judy Anderson, of Storm Lake, joyfully announce the engagement of their children, Amy Suzanne Drussel and Steven John Anderson. Amy graduated from Garden City High School and the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS and is employed in Dallas, TX at Bank One Corporation as a Project Manager. ...
BV County Extension council to begin filling five seats (07/08/02)
The council, like the hundreds of other extension councils across the country, is the grass roots governing body for the nation's Cooperative Extension System. Candidates for the council will appear on the general election ballot in November. In Iowa, extension programming is a cooperative effort involving local citizens, Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ISU Extension has 105 field offices, providing local access to extension programs in all 99 counties...
Egland leaving BVRMC after building physical therapy program (07/08/02)
Roger Egland will be leaving Buena Vista Regional Health Center in July, after leading the hospital through the transition from a contracted physical therapy service to an in-house integrated rehabilitation program. Egland had been on contract with the hospital for two years, and has also played a leadership role in developing rehabilitation staff and working toward the design of the new BVRMC rehab center to be under construction soon...
SL girls can't hand Estherville first conference loss (07/08/02)
Estherville made it 13 wins without a loss in the league as it scired three runs in the first inning and used a five-run fourth inning to hand Storm Lake a 12-2 defeat on Tuesday night at Estherville. The Midgets tacked on three more runs in the fifth inning to end the game by the 10-run rule...
SM clinches NWC crown (07/08/02)
Eric Wordekemper went 3-for-3 with a double and a home run and Billy Mach was 3-for-4 as Storm Lake St. Mary's clinched the Northwest Conference title outright with a 15-3 victory over Aurelia on Tuesday night at Aurelia. St. Mary's has won the league title two straight seasons. The Panthers have a 28-3 conference record the past two years...
Davis Graff (07/08/02)
Born December 18, 2001 to Nicholas and Jill Graff of Carrollton, Texas, Davis' short life was characterized by his courage, charisma, strength and most of all the love he brought to the lives of his family. The beloved son is survived by his parents; grandparents, Richard and Donna Steinkopf of Minneapolis, MN, Kay Wells of Council Bluffs, IA, Mr. ...
John Florke (07/08/02)
John was born April 26, 1928 at Pierson to Harry and Frieda (Jansen) Florke. He married Jean Zembsch of Cleghorn at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alta, January 30, 1949. John was self employed in the Excavation and Construction Industry. He was involved in the construction industry in the Table Rock Lake and Branson Mo., area for over 30 years. ...
Lillian Huber (07/08/02)
Funeral services for Lillian (Tillie) Huber, 93, of Storm Lake, will be 2 p.m., Saturday, July 6, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, with Pastor Douglas Haynes officiating. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake. Sliefert Redig Funeral home was in charge of arrangements...
Alice Halverson (07/08/02)
Funeral services for Alice Halverson, 86, of Sioux Rapids, will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 6, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove, with Pastor Sanford Sill officiating. Burial will be in the Barnes Township Cemetery, Linn Grove. Sliefert Redig Funeral Home was in charged of arrangements...
Pilot Editorial (07/08/02)
Jane and Dick Fortier are leaving Storm Lake for Arizona after about 20 active years here, and they will be missed. The couple was a grand example of volunteerism, public service and involvement. The list is hard to compile - Witter Gallery, Dollars for Scholars and several philanthropic efforts, organizing tournaments for basketball and tennis and intramural sports, donating trophies and medals for community and youth events, providing a "golden voice" of Tornado track and football, helping to organize a RAGBRAI visit, Christian Education direction and catechism teaching, even volunteer "reffing" at countless sports events. ...
Letter to the Pilot (07/08/02)
TO THE EDITOR: Older Americans Month gives us a reason to pause and think about the remarkably long lives most Americans can now look forward to, and about the challenges and opportunities that will face a rapidly aging America in the 21st century. Of course, the truth is that American society has been aging rather steadily for some time now. ...
Guest Editorial (07/08/02)
The Westminster Press recently announced publication of a new book titled, "P.S. God, Can You Fly?" It is authored by R. Wayne Willis, pastor and chaplain in a childrens hospital. It's young patients are victims of life-threatening diseases including cancer...
Planned Parenthood battle (07/08/02)
The issue of the moment is solving the tragic case of an infant's death, and making this into a battle of medical record privacy rights certainly won't help anyone but the ACLU types who live to get involved and stir up situations like this one. So I'm going to suggest something outlandish. How about a compromise?...