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Stories from Thursday, October 3, 2002

Alta students earn high marks in reading tests (10/03/02)
New data collected from assessments given out over the past school year reveal that reading scores of the majority of students attending the Alta Elementary school met the proficiency and comprehension standards set by the state, and the percentages of students reading at or above those proficiency levels improved in nearly every grade over the academic year...
Methodist Manor to host open house (10/03/02)
Methodist Manor Retirement Community is hosting an open house for the public on October 13, from 2-4 in the Forbes room in the Edgewater Place area of Methodist Manor. The purpose of this open house is to inform the general public of the services offered in the residential care facility. ...
First concert for BVU Ensembles to be held (10/03/02)
The BVU Concert Choir and Concert Band will present a combined Homecoming Concert, Sunday, Oct. 6 at Schaller Memorial Chapel at 3 p.m. The concert will feature American folk music and patriotic selections including works by Karl King, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Foster, and Irving Berlin...
Area graduate faces deportation (10/03/02)
The way you look at U.S. immigration policy may change in the next few moments. Meet Matt Kaminski. He's about to get deported. He is not illegal in any way - he's followed U.S. immigration law to the letter, and would happily become a United States citizen...
BVRMC search for CEO is on (10/03/02)
Trustees at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center expect to save upwards of $30,000 by using Iowa Health Systems to assist in the search of a new CEO. The board of trustees have reviewed the search process and criteria for the new administrator after current CEO Jim Sinek announced that he will resign effective Oct. 4 to take a position at Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood, Ariz...
Lights On Afterschool event to be held (10/03/02)
Sponsored by the Afterschool Alliance and JC Penney, events will be held at the Storm Lake Middle School, along with open houses at the elementary ETA program, on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Last year, 3,500 afterschool programs nationwide participated in the Lights On Afterschool celebration. This year, more than 5,000 afterschool programs are expected to participate...
SL readies for toughest challenge yet (10/03/02)
STORM LAKE - Bill McCabe will take the lesser of three evils please. That would be the tailback. The Storm Lake coach doesn't want LeMars' fullback of quarterback having their way with his defense. Instead, he'll take his chances with the Bulldogs' tailback when the two teams square off on Friday at Tornado Stadium...
'The Other Place' to open (10/03/02)
When local business entrepreneur Nancy Hall surveyed the downtown Storm Lake apparel scene earlier this year, she noticed there was a lack of a wide selection of clothes in name-brands such as Columbia and Nautica from the area, a void that had given customers seeking shirts, pants and coats in those brands no option but to travel to Sioux City or Des Moines to purchase those types of clothes...
Raymond Peterson (10/03/02)
Funeral service was Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City with Pastor David Bernhardt officiating. Burial was in the Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City. Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of the arrangements...
Marlene Heuton (10/03/02)
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 2, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Albert City. Burial was in the Carroll Cemetery in Carroll. The Sliefert Funeral Home of Albert City was in charge of arrangements. Marlene Ann Boell was born in Carroll, on July 20, 1936, the daughter of Floyd and Eva June (Calloway) Boell. Marlene graduated from Carroll High School in 1954...
Letter from the Editor (10/03/02)
Every once in a while, I have an urge to do something stupid, just to remind myself that I'm alive. As a child, I suspect that I may have viewed too many Wile E. Coyote cartoons for my own good. Over the years, I have fallen off a cliff or three, dragged my wife through a slimy cave filled with bat guano on our honeymoon, and attempted to raft the Mississippi just like Huck Finn did. ...
Letters to the Pilot (10/03/02)
TO THE EDITOR: Fred lived in a small town in Northwest Iowa. He lived alone and had just finished lunch when he heard the knock on his front door. An official looking gentleman in a business suit was standing at his door holding a briefcase. The gentleman introduced himself as an employee of the federal government...
Letters to the Pilot (10/03/02)
TO THE EDITOR: That nation whose elected officials serve the shortest terms is the most free and most prosperous... In Washington we have representatives who have voted themselves retirement plans that equal their current pay scale, and they are eligible after only one term...
Letters to the Pilot (10/03/02)
TO THE EDITOR: Changes are happening at Buena Vista University. Starting Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, BVU students will be searching for new parking spaces and trying to cope with the ever present noise that will accompany the construction of the new science center...