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Stories from Thursday, July 11, 2002

Rembrandt stars in new book (07/11/02)
You can take the people out of Rembrandt, it seems, but you just can't take the Rembrandt out of the people. The humble Buena Vista County town of just over 200 souls will prove its everlasting appeal in a new 330-page book being published this month, "Rembrandt Remembers: 80 Years of Small Town Life."...
New dress code to debut at AHS (07/11/02)
For students who will step into classes at Alta High School this fall, there will be new subjects to learn, new teachers to listen to and new roles to handle in the activities they participate in. There will also be a new dress code for them to follow...
KFC to sport new look (07/11/02)
Aficionados of fried chicken throughout the area will soon notice a new look to a familiar eatery as Colonel Sanders undergoes a facelift, so to speak. Storm Lake's own Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant is once again undergoing remodeling throughout the entire front portion of the building, giving the popular Flindt Drive eatery an entirely new look and atmosphere...
BVU hosts Private College Week in August (07/11/02)
During August 5-9, hundreds of college-seeking students and their families will participate in what is becoming a rite of summer - Iowa Private College Week, sponsored by the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU). Throughout the week, Buena Vista University will join each of Iowa's other 27 participating private college campuses in hosting tours and activities for college-bound students from Iowa and surrounding states...
Cancer survivor Weiland to lead SL Relay for Life (07/11/02)
"Without a doubt it's been a journey, there's no other way to describe it," she said. "I envision a road going down but I can't picture an endpoint yet." She was diagnosed with breast cancer last September. A double mastectomy and several months of chemotherapy later, she is on the road to recovery and has been selected as the honorary chair of this year's Relay for Life in Storm Lake...
State Budget woes will hit home on BV property tax (07/11/02)
Within a few weeks, they'll be reading about it in their own statements for local property taxes as the cash crunch quite literally hits home. The taxes will hit the mail about the first week of August here, and they will be going up even without any increase in local valuations, according to Buena Vista County Treasurer Kathy Bach...
SL sets mandate to conserve on overtaxed city water system (07/11/02)
The water ban is as follows: The mandate follows an attempt at voluntary conser-vation methods over the past week and a half. High water usage in the hot and dry conditions continues to strain the system. The Storm Lake Water Treatment facility has a capacity for 4.2 million gallons of water a day. However, current usage is taxing the system with a peak of 4.8 million gallons of water a day...
Anniversary (07/11/02)
will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a hog roast on Saturday, July 13, from 5-8 p.m., at their home. (Actual wedding date is August 19). Hosting the event will be Rhonda Degner, Rodney, Ryan, and Reece Mandernach. No gifts please, only your presence. Bring your lawn chairs...
Engagements (07/11/02)
Loren and Sandy Pearson of Storm Lake are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Raye Pearson, to Chad Harold Geisinger, 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 resides in Storm Lake...
Engagement (07/11/02)
Stacey Lynn Jacobs and Charles Jon Baughman of Surprise, Arizona are pleased to announce their engagement and wedding plans for September 28, in Sioux City. Stacey, the daughter of David and Saundra Jacobs of Glendale, formerly of South Sioux City, NE, is a Morningside College graduate working in the financial aid office at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. Chuck, the son of Bill and Cheryl Baughman of Newell, is also a Morningside graduate and is an athletic trainer with the Chicago Cubs...
SL St. Mary's, Sioux Central advance (07/11/02)
Joe Fitzgerald went 3-for-3 with a single, a double and a triple and drove in four runs as Storm Lake St. Mary's opened Class 1A district tournament play with an 18-2 win over Aurelia on Monday night at Holstein. St. Mary's scored 14 runs in the second inning after plating four in the first...
SL sweeps pair from George-Little Rock (07/11/02)
Storm Lake won the opener 3-1 behind Halder's five-hit, nine-strikeout performance. She walked none. Storm Lake had six hits in the game. Brooke Overturf had two singles, while Mel Fisher belted an RBI double. Heather Storm added an RBI single. "Trish pitched extremely well," Storm Lake coach Jason Stoltzfus said. "Offensively, we came through with some clutch hitting. Mel Fisher, Heather Storm and Brooke Overturf played outstanding."...
'Snow White' performance (07/11/02)
The Storm Lake Public Library is offering a free preschool Story Time sponsored by the Friends of the Library next Tuesday, July 16. 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. Moms or caregivers are welcome to sit in on the sessions. Any questions can be answered by calling the library at 732-8026...
Franklyn Frey (07/11/02)
Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Franklyn Robert Frey, the son of Arnold and Marie Mayer Frey, was born September 1, 1932 in Sibley. His childhood years were spent in Sibley, where he received his education, graduating from Sibley High School in 1951...
Janette Fulton (07/11/02)
Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 - 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 - 8 p.m., and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements...
Ralph Bruns (07/11/02)
Burial will be in the Liberty Township Cemetery at Calumet. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. Ralph died Sunday, July 7, at his home in Aurelia. Ralph Edward Bruns was born May 13, 1928, the son of Charles and Lena (Stroman) Bruns near Granville, in O'Brien County. ...
Letter to the Pilot (07/11/02)
TO THE EDITOR: Genesis Development would like to raise awareness of a recent decision made by RTA, the public transit system, which will affect all users of the public bus system here in Storm Lake. In the past RTA tickets have been available through Genesis for $1 per ride. ...
Letter to the Pilot (07/11/02)
TO THE EDITOR: This article was sent to me from a friend and I agree with everything that is written here. He writes that IMMIGRANTS, NOT AMERICANS, MUST ADAPT. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. ...
Letter to the Pilot (07/11/02)
TO THE EDITOR: The 24th Annual Star Spangled Spectacular has come and gone, leaving in its place relief that everything went very well. Well known for providing a wealth of free entertainment, free activities and great food, this year's successful Spectacular brought many visitors to our city. ...
Planned Parenthood battlefield (07/11/02)
While attempting to avoid classification as a tree-hugging, tofu-munching ACLU supporter, I will attempt to address the potential dangers that may arise if the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office gets its hands on certain confidential records in the epic battle with Planned Parenthood...
Pilot Editorial (07/11/02)
A number of recent criminal and violent incidents have created some negative discussion on ethnic diversity. The crime statistics do not lie, but it is also important to keep the issue in perspective. It is true that on the inmate roster at the Buena Vista County Jail this week, Hispanic names are easily in the majority...