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Stories from Tuesday, October 1, 2002

Breaking Ground (10/01/02)
In a snow white circus-style tent, amid an atmosphere of unabashed celebration, Estelle Siebens turned a golden spade, a single scoop of dark soil to symbolize a lifetime connection between her family and Buena Vista University. On that unassuming spot, now the middle of a parking lot, will rise the most ambitious building in the university's history - the $26 million Science Center that will bear Mrs. Siebens' name...
Miller elected newest member of BVU Board of Trustees (10/01/02)
Miller has been appointed to serve on the board's Academic Affairs Committee. A lifelong radio enthusiast, Miller founded RACOM Corporation in 1972 in Marshalltown and serves as its president and chief executive officer. He was the first to design and construct, in 1982, a network of 800 MHz analog radiotelephone systems, the predecessor to cellular. ...
Wedding (10/01/02)
Kenneth Paul Petersen, Correctionville, and Melanie Joy Wieland, Aurelia, were married September 1 at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival Chapel near Shakopee, Minn. Parents of the couple are Leslie and Charlotte Petersen, Correctionville, and Harold and Marilee Peterson, Aurelia...
SL swimmers finish fifth at D.M. North (10/01/02)
Kyla Anderson finished second in the 100 yard breast stroke and Billie Blanchard was fifth in the 50 freestyle to help Storm Lake place fifth in the Des Moines North Invitational swim meet on Saturday. Carroll won the meet with 331 points. Storm Lake scored 130. Nine teams participated...
Esther Stevens (10/01/02)
Funeral services were held on Saturday, September 28, at the Sliefert Funeral Chapel in Marathon. Burial was in the Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon. Esther Lind was born on October 16, 1906, in Marathon to John and Albertina (Johnson) Lind. Esther graduated from Marathon High School in 1925. ...
Rose Andersen (10/01/02)
Rose Belle Andersen died on September 27, 2002, at her home in Marathon. Rose Belle was born on January 10, 1939, near Marathon, the daughter of Wilbur and Fern (Martin) Peterson. Rose Belle graduated from Marathon High School in 1957. She worked for Garton Electric in Marathon before her marriage. ...
R.A. Holmes (10/01/02)
R.A. "Dick" Holmes, former assistant chief of the Hastings Fire Department, died Monday, September 23, 2002. Mr. Holmes was born July 10, 1927, in Storm Lake, the son of John and Kizzie (Garner) Holmes. He attended school at Storm Lake, Aurelia and Alta, where he graduated. ...
Pilot Guest Editorial (10/01/02)
In the past few weeks, I have attended several events to recognize and promote volunteerism and public service. The Governor, the First Lady and I have been traveling to different parts of the state including Storm Lake for ceremonies of the 20th Annual Governor's Volunteer Awards, recognizing hundreds of dedicated volunteers who have devoted their time and talents to state government agencies during the past year...