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Stories from Thursday, July 25, 2002

Japanese teens see beauty in BV's wide open spaces (07/25/02)
Sometimes it only takes a visitor from afar to rekindle the average Iowan's appreciation for the brilliance of bean fields and splendor of swine. Bright-eyed and enthusiastic, 14 high school students from Tokyo, Japan, arrived to Buena Vista University Monday to spend eight days in the Midwest as part of their 17-day tour of the nation, which will also include trips to Arizona's Grand Canyon, Los Angeles and Seattle, Wash. ...
AHS volleyball coaching staff up to three (07/25/02)
One of the largest groups of girls to sign up for the Alta High volleyball team in school history made its first impact on the program this week, as the Alta school board approved adding a third coach to the volleyball staff, a personnel move designed to reduce the player-coach ratio and provide opportunities for younger players to receive ample practice and playing time this year...
Alta Peewee, Cub B teams play at state this weekend (07/25/02)
Young baseball players from Alta will be able to experience the thrill of participating in a state tournament this weekend, as the Alta area Peewee and Cub B American Legion squads will compete for the state title in Harlan on Saturday and Sunday. Both teams advanced to state play with wins in district tournaments several weeks ago, and Monte Roberts, the co-coach of the area Peewee team, said he and the kids were ready to have a good time in west-central Iowa...
Elementary project under budget due to tight bids (07/25/02)
A competitive bidding market has helped the Alta School District's elementary addition project come in below its projected budget, news which will give the district additional money that could be used for a variety of extra projects, including the possible addition of two new classrooms on the building...
'Rembrandt Remembers' (07/25/02)
Rembrandt celebrated its community reunion last weekend with the first showing of the new book "Rembrandt Remembers," a series of 158 essays on growing up in the rural community, contributed by graduates from every class dating from the 1920s to the school's closing in 1979...
Drought-busting prayers paying off (07/25/02)
Alta farmer Dave Friedrich's prayer for rain while in church last Sunday apparently didn't fall upon deaf ears. "We were very fortunate for the storm last Sunday night and early Monday morning," said Friedrich, who farms 900 acres in Buena Vista County. "It was only 8/10 inch, but it was enough to keep us in business. I stepped into the corn yesterday, and it's dampish, while the ears are setting relatively good. Of course, a couple inches of rain would be nice."...
Entries open in 'Remembering September 11' (07/25/02)
In connection with the Citywide events of "Remembering September Eleventh" that are to take place in Storm Lake on the First Anniversary of our national tragedy, all area artists, poets, writers and the general public are encouraged to enter their works reflecting their thoughts and feelings about the tragic events of September Eleventh...
'Tangles' salon off to smooth start (07/25/02)
Combining over 27 years of cosmetology experience, two local entrepreneurs have fused their passion of cosmetology with years of training to create an up-and-coming area business. Located at 104 W. Railroad in Storm Lake, Tangles Hair Salon offers a variety of cosmetology services to men, women and children of all ages including hairstyling, hair coloring, manicures, pedicures, and in the near future, skin care...
Hurricanes blow to state (07/25/02)
One inning was all Rachel Degner needed. The Albert City-Truesdale pitcher was locked in a 1-1 duel with North Central of Manly ace Lucy Brown when her teammates struck for six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to pull ahead and go on to win a Class 1A regional final by the score of 9-1 on Tuesday night at Harlan Rogers Park in Fort Dodge...
State title dream alive for St. Mary's (07/25/02)
Who needs a defense when you have Eric Wordekemper pitching. The Storm Lake St. Mary's fireballer struck out the side in the first four innings and rung up an Iowa state-tournament record 16 strikeouts in the game while throwing a four-hit complete game as Storm Lake St. Mary's routed Martensdale-St. Mary's 8-0 in the quarterfinals of the Class 1A state baseball tournament on Wednesday night at Carroll Stadium...
Arne Larson (07/25/02)
The funeral service was held in Eloy. Graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Scandinavian Cemetery, rural Alta with Reverend D. Duane Olson presiding. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of local arrangements...
Paul Pyle (07/25/02)
Memorial services will be held Friday, July 26, at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Newell with Reverend Geneva Parsons officiating. Burial will be in the Newell Cemetery with full military honors by Amvets Post #66 of Storm Lake. Friends may call at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home, 300 Cayuga Street, Storm Lake after 3 p.m. on Thursday where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a Masonic Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home...
Noah Dose (07/25/02)
Survivors include his parents of Shawano; maternal grandparents, Tom and Ruth Eichenseer of Ankeny; paternal grandparents, Dave and Donna Dose of Storm Lake; maternal great-grandmother, Christine Baldus of Jewell; paternal great-grandparents, Bob and Esther Lamb of Storm Lake, and Elsie Dose of Anthon; maternal aunt, Angie Eichenseer and maternal uncle, Tony Eichenseer, both of Ankeny; two paternal uncles, Josh Dose of Des Moines, and Matthew Dose of Storm Lake; one paternal aunt, Amanda Dose of Storm Lake.. ...
Letters to the Pilot (07/25/02)
TO THE EDITOR: It is surely understandable that, under circumstances as they are at the Storm Lake water plant, folks are asked to conserve water - even to shut down operations at Bil-Mar and IBP. It would be good for us all to always be a bit more conserving of our water...
Letters to the Pilot (07/25/02)
TO THE EDITOR: Dear Friends, I'd like to present one of my heroes - Pauline Larsen. All of you know her. She's the woman who maintains the TLC Shelter, and can be found there all hours of the day or night doing everything from wiping up floors and runs, to doling out dinner to a variety of hungry hounds, to comforting a frightened pup in the midst of a late night storm, to interviewing prospective adopters with the scrutiny of a CIA agent...
Letter from the Editor (07/25/02)
I think it's grand that the IBP and Bil-Mar plants in Storm Lake stepped up and offered some technical assistance to try to do a temporary fix on the water plant - when it became obvious that the problem was getting serious enough to shut down their plants...
Guest opinion (07/25/02)
Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. It sits at the intersection of two rural roads. Cornfield on the left, pasture on the right. There's nothing extraordinary about the country church that stands on land carved out of farm ground...
Letters to the Pilot (07/25/02)
TO THE EDITOR: Sand Livestock Systems of Nebraska is attempting to move into Northwest Iowa because communities in Nebraska have denied them permits to build there. Sand Systems, a multi-national company that currently owns 47,000 sows, is building giant hog units near Odebolt and Kiron, and plans to build even more units to raise 70,000 factory farm hogs in Iowa. ...