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Stories from Tuesday, July 9, 2002

Sudden storm drowns SL teen (07/09/02)
A 16-year-old drowned Saturday after high winds overturned the raft he was using on Storm Lake. Luis Zaragoza, 16, of Storm Lake, drowned after an inflatable raft he was on capsized during a brief rain storm that moved through the area early Saturday evening...
Lake plan aims to build on character (07/09/02)
Trails around Little Storm Lake, a bridge connecting one of Storm Lake's islands to shore and the development of environmentally friendly land management practices - both agricultural and for lakefront homes - are some of the areas explored in a comprehensive plan for the Storm Lake Water Quality Project...
Schaller Popcorn Days (07/09/02)
Julie Jacques, a native of Storm Lake, said she and her daughters were taking part in their first Popcorn Days, a three-day event that featured a parade, a Midway, carnival games, musical entertainment, and free Jolly Time popcorn all weekend long...
Olberding to be new St. Mary's elementary principal (07/09/02)
St. Mary's Schools will be welcoming a new elementary principal this fall in a unique shared program with Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School in Spencer. Ron Olberding, longtime principal at Spencer Sacred Heart, will be serving as part-time pre-K-4 elementary principal for St. Mary's beginning in August...
Ung becomes first certified Laotian teacher in SL schools (07/09/02)
As the Storm Lake Community School District celebrates another milestone with the hiring of North Elementary's newest third grade teacher, Dep Ung's current concern rests with preventing the first-day jitters. Recently hired as the first certified Laotian teacher in the school district, Ung will take the helm of a third grade section as part of last spring's approval by the Board of Education to consolidate North and East elementary schools...
Prairie Peddlar Garden Festival set to bloom (07/09/02)
The two-day gala will feature a variety of garden activities for the entire family. Guest speakers include Barb Doyen, an accomplished cook, avid gardner and "genuine farmer's wife" from Newell. She is the author of five books including: The Farmer's Wife Guide To Growing A Great Garden and Eating From It, Too! and The Farmer's Wife Guide to Fabulous Fruits and Berries: Growing, Storing, Freezing, and Cooking Your Own. ...
Engagement (07/09/02)
Loren and Sandy Pearson of Storm Lake are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Raye, to Chad Harold, son of Harold (Butch) and Sally Geisinger of Storm Lake. Shannon is a 1998 graduate of Storm Lake High School, and graduated summa cum laude from Wartburg College in Waverly this May. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in applied music and religion, and a minor in communications. She currently resides in Storm Lake...
Anniversary (07/09/02)
M.R. (Pete) and Glennys Pederson, 114 Parkview Drive, Storm Lake, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary July 21, at Grace Lutheran Church, Storm Lake, from 2 - 4 p.m. Their children, Dr. and Mrs. Paul Armbrecht of Rochester City, and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Pederson of Jewell, are hosting this special occasion. Your presence is your gift...
Northwest Iowa Roughriders (07/09/02)
The 9-year-old Northwest Iowa Roughriders baseball team took first place in the 10-and-under division at the Emmetsburg Tournament recently. Team members pictured from left to right are, front row: Christian Weiland, Bobby Ivey, Michael Ivey, Carsen Anderson, Lucas Anderson, Austin Mongan, Jakob Hummel, Jake Spindler, Ryan Friedrick and Brandon Wessels. ...
Storm Lake Whitecaps 13-year-old team takes fifth (07/09/02)
Nick Crippin's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Zach Manteufel with the winning run as Storm Lake rallied from an 8-2 deficit to post a 9-8 win for fifth place at a 14-and-under tournament. Crippin's hit came after T.J. Miller doubled to tie the game. Storm Lake trailed 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh. Ben Smith walked, as did Manteufel. Miller's double scored both runners to tie the game. Tyson Brandt walked to load the bases before Crippin singled...
Wordekemper hits grand slam (07/09/02)
Eric Wordekemper hit a grand slam home run in his final at-bat at Memorial Field, and Joe Fitzgerald tossed a four-hitter to lead Storm Lake St. Mary's to an 11-1 victory over Kingsley-Pierson last Friday night. Fitzgerald allowed one earned run, walked one and struck out three over six innings...
SM wins 2 of 3 (07/09/02)
Storm Lake St. Mary's won two of three games played in the Coon Rapids-Bayard Tournament on Saturday in Coon Rapids. The Panthers beat Nodaway Valley 7-2 and Manning 4-3, but lost to Rockwell City-Lytton 3-2. St. Mary's had 10 hits against Nodaway Valley. Angie Laven delivered a bases-loaded double to drive in three runs and break a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning...
Ernest Melcher Jr. (07/09/02)
He graduated from Storm Lake High School and attended Grinnell College. In 1939 he married his life long partner, Charlotte Marie Tymeson. He and Charlotte had two children, John Gary Melcher (Patricia Kelleher) and Sherry Melcher Root (Richard Root). ...
Dorothy Schroder (07/09/02)
The funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake with the Reverend Jamie Cutler of Storm Lake United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. on Tuesday where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m...
Shirley Nielsen (07/09/02)
Graveside committal services for Shirley and Dr. Dale Nielsen will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia, with Lay Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. There will be no visitation. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements...
Nedra Dettman (07/09/02)
Funeral services for Nedra Arline Dettman, 78, of Sac City, formerly of Storm Lake, will be Tuesday, July 9, 10:30 a.m., at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sac City with Pastor Mark Selby officiating. Burial will be in Cory Grove Cemetery in Sac City...
Luis Zargoza (07/09/02)
Funeral Mass for Luis Enrique Zaragoza will be held Tuesday July 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Storm Lake with Reverend Eriberto da Costa officiating. Luis Enrique Zaragoza was born the son of Jose Luis Zaragosa and Maria Villanueva Gutierrez on February 24, 1986 in La Barca Jalisco, Mexico...
Bernard Kurtz (07/09/02)
Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. Bernard died Friday, July 5, at Luverne Hospice Cottage. He was born May 19, 1927 in Steen, MN., to his parents William and Anna (Holst) Kurtz. He attended rural school in Clinton Township, Rock County, MN. and graduated from Luverne High School in 1943. Bernard served his nation during the Korean Conflict entering the United States Army in 1950...
Sparklers in arson at SL video store (07/09/02)
Shortly fter 11 p.m. Friday, the Storm Lake Police and Fire Department were dispatched to the Video Warehouse Store located at 714 Lake Avenue after a fire had broken out. Employees of the store had extinguished the fire as police and firefighters arrived...
Stabbing incident lands SL man, woman in jail (07/09/02)
Police found that a man at the residence had been stabbed in the shoulder. The male was conscious. The male identified as Saul Perez-Sanchez, age 25 of Storm Lake was transported to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center where he was treated and later released...
Guest Editorial (07/09/02)
If you want to understand America, it has been said, you need to understand baseball. Here's a lesser-known corollary: If you want to understand American teenagers, you need to understand pop music. So I am studying the phenomenon of Eminem. The rapper's most recent album reached No. ...
Letter to the Pilot (07/09/02)
TO THE EDITOR: It is becoming obvious to me that Senator Steve King and Senator Mary Lou Freeman, among others, lied to the people when they were wheeling and dealing on the English language bill. If my memory serves me correctly, they made a deal that if the Democrats would help get the bill passed, then the Republicans would provide more funding to schools for English language education. ...
Letter to the Pilot (07/09/02)
TO THE EDITOR: We recently raced the July 4th run/ride around Storm Lake. We are avid runners and cyclists and had my road bike all prepared. Or so we thought. I rode the first three miles and then started on my run. Karl, all geared up to ride, got on the bike and the front tire went flat...
Pilot Editorial (07/09/02)
To read and watch the regional and national coverage of the Planned Parenthood stand-off, one would think the problem in Storm Lake is an issue of medical privacy rights, rather than a dead child. It has all become very melodramatic, with the state leader of Planned Parenthood saying she's ready to be thrown into jail to preserve her convictions, and the matter becoming quickly knotted up in court. Esteemed law professors and New York civil libertarian activists are being heard from...
Pilot Editorial (07/09/02)
For all of its beauty and recreational appeal, every few years Storm Lake seems to remind us that it is still a powerful and sometimes dangerous body of water. The drowning of a local teenager is a heartbreaking reminder that the lake must be take seriously...