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Stories from Tuesday, September 17, 2002

8 local schools get fed windfall (09/17/02)
Eight local school districts received a total $240,739 as part of the Small Rural Schools Achievement program on Monday, money that will be used to train teachers, boost technology, improve their curriculum strategies and implement safe and drug-free programs at the schools...
Curious students await timely visit (09/17/02)
While timely insight into the world of terrorism may be the expectation with Benazir Bhutto's visit to Storm Lake this week, the students who will have a chance to question her look forward to an opportunity to meet a woman that attained so much in a world that seems anything but open for women...
Newell hires local chief (09/17/02)
The Newell City Council unanimously removed the interim tag from Police Chief Wayne Westergaard's title last week, promoting the six-month veteran to become the third person to head up the town's police department in less than one year. Westergaard had been assuming the duties of police chief since the middle of July, when former chief Michael Belmarez resigned after the City Council voted to remove him from his position earlier in the month. ...
Six area students included in latest Who's Who (09/17/02)
A total of six students from the Storm Lake area are included in the 2001-2002 Edition of Who's Who Among American High School Students-Sports Edition. Who's Who Sports Edition is part of the largest recognition program in the nation honoring high school students. The Sports Edition honors outstanding student-athletes...
Aurelia holds off WCLT (09/17/02)
Matt Gustafson saved the day for Aurelia. The Bulldog defender tackled Woden-Crystal Lake-Titonka's quarterback on the Aurelia 5-yard line with 1 minute to play to help preserve a 22-14 victory for Aurelia last Friday. WCLT had the ball fourth-and-one on the Aurelia 5 and Gustafson raced around from behind and tackled the WCLT signal-caller...
Punt, Pass and Kick contest to be held Saturday (09/17/02)
Registration will begin at 1 p.m. with the competition at 1:30. The cost for this event is $4. There are six age categories of competition for boys and girls: Ages 8,9,10,11,12,13. Age is determined as of the date of the event. The top three in each category will advance to the district event in Orange City on October 12 with the state finals in Ames on October 26. ...
Lightweight sculpture show on display at BVU (09/17/02)
The show begins September 19 at the gallery in the Forum building on camus. Everyone is invited to view the works, free of charge. "I am endlessly fascinated by color and form and the relationships between them. Three-dimensional forms and color are complex phenomena and become more so when the forms start moving so that light plays on different surfaces," Sage said. ...
Doris Weber (09/17/02)
Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City was in charge of arrangements. Doris died on Thursday, September 12, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Doris was born on May 17, 1925 the daughter of Nelson and Esther (Phillips) from LeMars High School in 1943 and later from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. ...
Katherine Waytasek (09/17/02)
Services for Katherine Waytasek were held on Saturday, September 7, at the Church of Holy Cross in Minneapolis, Minn. Katherine was a sister of Florence Dodd of Alta.
Letter from the Editor (09/17/02)
This time around, the term they are using is "matrix," but the debate's not much different than it has been for a decade. I feel for poor Buena Vista Supervisor Jim Gustafson, trying to sit through the meetings and make sense of this complicated proposed ratings system for new livestock confinements developments (or factory farms, depending which side of the fence you stand on)...
Letters to the Pilot (09/17/02)
TO THE EDITOR: I don't know about you, but I always thought school was a place to learn. A place where children follow directions, obey rules and learn to be respectful. I am from Alta, graduated not long ago in 1996, so I like to think I am not too out of style. Lately all I've been hearing around town is, "I hate our dress code!" or "Have you heard about our new dress code?"...
Guest Opinion (09/17/02)
We're watching the Sept. 11 memorial ceremonies on television. We're wondering if the rest of the world understands what we already know. That grief never rests. The victims' families who gathered in New York City for the first anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy are in as much pain today as they were a year ago. You can tell. Tears still tumble down their faces, cries of agony tumble from their eyes...