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Stories from Tuesday, October 8, 2002

City okays $6m water plant plan (10/08/02)
Plans were approved 3-1 by the Storm Lake City Council for an improvement project at the water treatment plant. Council member Denny Vaudt again voted against the approximately $6 million project based on concerns over the project's financing. Council members Wally Burns, Julie Egland and Hector Velez voted to approve the plans. Member Jim Treat was not present...
MotorIoway (10/08/02)
Two hundred rare antique, memory-sparking classics, sleek sports cars and powerful muscle machines fired up Sunday to begin their 1000-mile rally through northwest Iowa and the adjacent states. The tour will spend its final overnight at Storm Lake on Thursday, where all the cars will be on Lake Avenue for an informal public show from 5:30-7 p.m., complete with a local SERPACI car display, music from the 1950s and '60s and other special events. ...
Dollars for Scholars drive kicks off (10/08/02)
Area individuals will be contacted by mail and telephone, in an effort to raise funds that will provide scholarships for the graduates of 2003 from both Storm Lake and Storm Lake St. Mary's High Schools. Every dollar raised stays in the Storm Lake community for the graduates of its two high schools...
Teen addict: best skill is to say 'no' (10/08/02)
She was 14 years old when she started using drugs. Now, at 16, she is a recovering drug addict speaking out in hopes of helping others. The girl, from Cherokee County, described her first experience with marijuana as "fun." "I felt different," she said. Her name is being withheld at her family's request...
Ballroom dancing course offered (10/08/02)
The class will be held from 6:30-9 p.m., for five consecutive Monday Evenings starting November 11th. Instructors Dan and Brenda Anderson have over ten years experience teaching dance lessons at Ballrooms across north central Iowa. The lessons will be held at the Storm Lake East Elementary School gym. The cost is $120 per couple with prepayment required. The course is limited to ten couples...
Wedding (10/08/02)
Alyssa Ridout of Alta, and Ryan Rusk of Linn Grove, were united in marriage on July 6, held outside at the Rusk farm in Linn Grove with Pastor Doug Corlew officiating. Maid of honor was Gina Ridout, sister of the bride, Alta. Bridesmaids were Brooke Engellman, Storm Lake; Maria Vangsnes, Orange City; Angie Faber, Omaha, and Leah Elder, Aurelia, all friends of the bride; Best man was Brian Devries, friend of groom, from Pella. ...
BV tandem too much for Luther (10/08/02)
The tandem of Eric Wiebers and Josh Espinosa were too much for Luther to handle. Wiebers and Espinosa hooked up for a pair of touchdown passes while the game was being decided in the second quarter to help lift Buena Vista to a 19-9 win over Luther in its homecoming game on Saturday at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium...
Robert Steig (10/08/02)
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 9, at 11:00 a.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Webster City with the Reverend Steve Shelley officiating. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Military honors will be conducted by Amvets Post #66 of Storm Lake...
Harold Nelson (10/08/02)
Graveside services were held on Monday, September 30, at the Magnolia Cemetery in Magnolia. Members of the Mondamin V.F.W. and American Legion conducted military honors. Harold Otto Nelson was born December 23, 1923 on a farm of east of Mondamin, the son of William Otto and Alice Beatrice (Hammer) Nelson. He attended Mondamin public schools...
Commentary (10/08/02)
Despite all my determined Methodist grandmother did to try to civilize me, I am not nearly as familiar with the inside of a church these days as I should be. So I pointedly avoid discussions of religion in this space. Besides, my good friend Clarence Richardson handles that chore with much better credentials...
Pilot Guest Editorial (10/08/02)
In 1980, the year Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was founded, over 29,000 Americans died in accidents resulting from drunk drivers. In 2001, 17,448 people died in drunk driving crashes. America has made considerable progress over the last 22 years, but we can do even more to prevent drunk-driving deaths...