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Stories from Thursday, August 22, 2002

SL off water pollution list (08/22/02)
Though Storm Lake has been removed from the list of impaired waters by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, that doesn't mean the lake has overcome the turbidity and excessive nutrients that landed it on the list in the first place. Due to a change in state law two years ago, a 1994 study that placed the lake on the 1998 impaired waters list is no longer considered "credible."...
Report reveals Alta sits on solid financial ground (08/22/02)
The City of Alta spent nearly $925,000 on community improvements, human development, city protection and policy and administration this fiscal year, but still has nearly $750,000 left in the bank to use for future endeavors and came in under its projected budget by more than $180,000...
Four local poets are featured (08/22/02)
The 57th edition of Lyrical Iowa, the anthology of the Iowa Poetry Association, will be ready for distribution in late September. It will contain the work of poets from 77 of Iowa's 99 counties and includes writers of all ages, from a first grader to retirement home residents, compiled from 3,220 entries in the annual contest conducted by the non-profit association. Content and form of the poems is as varied as ages and occupations of the writers themselves says Editor Lucille Morgan Wilson...
Alta native to start up new dance studio in SL (08/22/02)
A native of Alta who began dancing at age five will soon have the opportunity to pass her lifetime of learning on to others in the Storm Lake area this fall, as she will direct a branch of the Just for Kix dance studio in Storm Lake, the first of its kind in the area...
Fourth generation Jayhawk to receive torch in Traditions Night ceremony (08/22/02)
A 4th-generation University of Kansas student, Stephen Brown of Storm Lake, whose Jayhawks roots extend to his great-grandfather, joined in a torch-passing ceremony, symbolic of the passing of knowledge, during Traditions Night in Memorial Stadium at the University of Kansas...
Project comes to successful conclusion (08/22/02)
All good things must come to an end, including the state-funded dredging project of Storm Lake. The dredge crew from L.W. Matteson Dredging has finished work on the main portion of the dredging, and will complete work this week at the return channel from the spoil site...
County Attorney challenges Planned Parenthood appeal (08/22/02)
Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa didn't present evidence in a timely manner to support its appeal to keep pregnancy tests secret, a county prosecutor said Tuesday. Planned Parenthood should have raised the issues of right to privacy and doctor-patient privilege at a June 24 district court hearing, Buena Vista County Attorney Phil Havens said...
BV farmers, Farm Bureau casting wary eye to Brazil (08/22/02)
He didn't mean to make the farmers depressed, but sometimes it happens when talk of Brazil comes about. Joel Severinghaus, director of international activities for Iowa Farm Bureau, spoke Tuesday night at the annual Farm Bureau meeting for Buena Vista County...
Anniversary (08/22/02)
Ray and Marilyn Mittelstadt celebrated their 50th Anniversary last month with all of their family members in Milwaukee, Wis. They were married July 6, 1952 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge where they lived for several years. They also lived in Bettendorf and moved to Storm Lake after Ray's retirement from Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric...
Anniversary (08/22/02)
invite their relatives and friends to an open house in honor of their 40th wedding anniversary on September 1, at the KC Hall in Storm Lake from 4 to 6 p.m. with a dance to follow. They were married September 9, 1962 at St John's Lutheran Church in Germantown. ...
Anniversary (08/22/02)
The children of Jim and Janis Chase invite all family and friends to join them in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. An Open House will be held August 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Alta Community Center. No gifts please, only your presence and good wishes to help make this day more memorable...
Strong nucleus returns for St. Mary's volleyball team in '02 St. Mary's volleyball team in '02 (08/22/02)
Last season was a banner year for the Storm Lake St. Mary's volleyball team. The Panthers finished third in the conference at 5-3 and were 11-7 overall. The nucleus of that team will be returning in hitters Michelle Drey, Kassie Drey and Lindsay Clausen, setter Steph Raulie and backrow player Bri Barber...
Betty Mueller (08/22/02)
Funeral Services were held on Monday, August 19, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Peterson, with Reverend Charles Hall officiating. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery, Peterson. Warner Funeral Home, Peterson, was in charge of arrangements...
Leslie Moding (08/22/02)
Burial was in the North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. Warner Funeral Home, Spencer, was in charge of arrangements. Leslie Nelson Moding, the son of Victor and Hilda (Nelson) Moding, was born May 19, 1922, in Alta. He received his early education in Alta, and later attended Larrabee High School where he graduated. ...
Elizabeth Andersen (08/22/02)
She was born June 10, 1913 in Hastings, NE., to Dr. Carl K. and Evelyn (Gilbert) Struble. She was a University of Nebraska graduate. She is a former Ak-Sar-Ben Countess, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, and member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church, in Storm Lake...
Letter from the Editor (08/22/02)
The proposed hotel/motel tax for Storm Lake should pass easily in November. After all, it's one of those no-harm-no-foul, everybody-else-is-doing-it kind of things. All taxes look better when they apply to "the other guy." It would be foolish to vote down an opportunity to get perhaps as much as $100,000 a year for good community projects without any pain to local pockets. ...
Letters to the Pilot (08/22/02)
TO THE EDITOR: I couldn't have been more proud of our great state than I was this past week, as Iowa showcased itself to the world at our annual State Fair. From butter sculptures and beard-growing contests to John Deere tractors and juicy Iowa pork chops, there was something for everyone at this year's fair, which was appropriately named, "The Big One."...
Letters to the Pilot (08/22/02)
TO THE EDITOR: What has happened to all of the silt that is supposed to be at the bottom of Storm Lake? Recent newspaper reports mention that the dredge crew on Storm Lake is having difficulty finding enough silt to make dredging efficient. Indeed, if a great portion of the lake has only 1 foot or less of silt on the bottom, then this flies in the face of reports that Storm Lake once had a 60-foot deep channel, or was once 22 feet deep. ...
Letters to the Pilot (08/22/02)
TO THE EDITOR: Tom Vilsack said four years ago that the candidates for governor should hold an hour-long debate on one issue: education. In his own words, candidate Vilsack said, "If we truly want a different kind of campaign, it's up to the candidates to put themselves together on the same platform on the same day on the same occasion to talk about specific issues."...
Guest Editorial (08/22/02)
Philosophy classes were mandatory at my Christian liberal arts college in Orange City. I remember the first day of class when the professor insisted that the chair I was sitting on was nothing but a figment of my imagination. Sure, in some philosophical circles, this may indeed be believed. ...