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Stories from Thursday, October 17, 2002

Meet the Candidates (10/17/02)
First in a Pilot election series Yard signs are up, candidates are working on getting their message out, and with less than three weeks to go until the November 5 election, the issues are beginning to heat up. Along with a number of state and federal elections, voters in Buena Vista County will also have the responsibility to decide several county elections...
L-M to drop AC-T sports sharing (10/17/02)
The Laurens-Marathon school board has informed Albert City-Truesdale officials of its intent to discontinue the 28E athletics sharing agreement between the two districts after the 2003-04 school year, a move that would signal the end of the combined L-M-ACT programs in football, wrestling and cross-country...
Having Fun (10/17/02)
~An early taste of winter Students at North Elementary got a taste of the first snow of the year on Wednesday while waiting in line to head back into the school building after noon recess.
Harvest fire (10/17/02)
A tractor helps dig a trench around spreading flames as firefighters work to extinguish a field fire that started after a combine southeast of Rembrandt caught fire. The Rembrandt Fire Department was dispatched at about 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Firefighters found a combine fully engulfed in flames in a corn field, said Chief Dennis Anderson. ...
Piano Picasso (10/17/02)
2002 Alta High graduate Jamie Snyder is one of 10 Dana College students who currently have their "piano art" on display in the Madsen Fine Arts Center Gallery on Dana's campus in Blair, Neb. Snyder, a freshman majoring in art and the daughter of Rolen and Lynn Snyder of Alta, made the piece (above) as part of Professor Milt Heinrich's two-dimensional design class...
Alta sees slight enrollment increase (10/17/02)
The Alta School District experienced an increase of 2.5 students in the school's enrollment for the 2002-03 academic year, a jump that not only reverses a recent decrease in the school's population but also allows the district to receive more than $11,000 in additional state aid from the Iowa Department of Education...
Holiday Open House (10/17/02)
Details have been finalized for the Alta Holiday Open House event, which will take place in 11 locations around Alta on Saturday, Nov. 9. The community craft and bazaar will be one of the headline features of the day, as it will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alta Community Building...
Engagements (10/17/02)
Kevin and Chris Weifenbach are pleased to announce the engagement of their three children: Jeremy Weifenbach and Mandy Paulson, daughter of Greg Paulson, an October 26, 2002 wedding has been planned; Justin Weifenbach and Jodi Clausen, daughter of Bill and Vickie Clausen, an April 12, 2003 wedding has been planned; Jessie Weifenbach and Brian Rebhuhn, son of Mike and Deb Rebhuhn, a June 14, 2003 wedding has been planned...
Engagement (10/17/02)
Dan and Jaynee Young of rural Storm Lake are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Kellee to Jesse Barnett, the son of Elva Barnett and the late Keith Barnett, Sr. of Pocahontas. Kellee and Jesse are presently attending Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg. The wedding will take place on Saturday, October 26, at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake at 3:30 p.m...
Emergency light bulbs to be handed out (10/17/02)
The Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in conjunction with Northwest Iowa Aging Association, will be handing out FREE special "emergency light bulbs" to area elderly population. This light can help emergency assistance quickly locate your home. This light is activated by turning the light switch off and on twice. It is recommended to put the bulb in a socket on your front porch. The emergency beacon is guaranteed to last 2,000 hours, twice as long as a regular 60-watt bulb...
One thing's for sure, SL will be prepared (10/17/02)
This is the one game Bill McCabe can prepare for. Being a new coach in a new district, McCabe has often found it difficult to prepare for opponents because they are all new to him. But not the team Storm Lake entertains on Friday night. McCabe knows them like the back of his hand, and it makes life a whole lot easier for him...
Newell-Fonda faces ranked team (10/17/02)
Newell-Fonda's secondary will get a break this week, but not it's football team. For the third time in the last six weeks, Newell-Fonda will be facing a ranked team. The Mustangs travel to face 10th-ranked Hinton, which is 5-1 overall. Newell-Fonda brings a 4-2 record into the matchup...
Alta plays for driver's seat (10/17/02)
It isn't for the district title. One game would do Alta no good if it doesn't win the other two games left on its schedule. That's the scenario when Alta travels to Akron to take on third-ranked Akron-Westfield on Friday. Akron-Westfield is 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the district. Alta is 5-1 and 3-1 in the district...
Aurelia plans for Harvest Hoopla (10/17/02)
Enjoy the lighter side of the famous Haunted Hotel on Main Street in Aurelia this year, with a $2 option for a non-horrible partial tour, or continue through the spooky side for a total of $4. The hotel features fifteen rooms of fun or fright. There are thirty operators on duty with special animation and lighting...
Young guitar phenom (10/17/02)
Ross William Perry has been playing guitar most of his life. That doesn't say much considering that he's only 22 years old - unless you've heard him play. Perry along with drummer Scotty Schultz and bassist Brad Pelke played to a standing room only crowd at J.J.'s lounge in Storm Lake on Saturday the 5th of October. Judging by the enthusiasm of the crowd, it would be safe to say that they were well received...
Commercial Construction (10/17/02)
For nine years, Steph Mickelson has helped put people around Storm Lake back on the road as the owner of Mickelson Tire Company, a business providing car and truck owners with new tires of all brands and sizes. Mickelson is hoping customers soon use those tires to truck in items to his new 9,120 square-foot rental building on West Milwaukee, as Mickelson is planning to open the doors of the seven stalls in Mickelson Commercial Rentals within the next 30 days...
Police Blotter (10/17/02)
ACCIDENTS On October 16, at 12:27 a.m. a hit and run accident occurred in the 900 block of Richland Street in a parking lot. A 1999 Chevy, owned by Somsavath Soumetho, Storm Lake, was parked in the parking lot when it was struck by an unknown vehicle which left the scene. Damage to the Soumetho vehicle was estimated at $600...
Letter from the Editor (10/17/02)
Civic leaders aren't taking any chances with the proposed hotel/motel tax which will come before Storm Lake voters this season. The city itself can't promote the vote, but a committee has been made up to inform and influence, and we can expect letters of support from leading citizens to begin to flow soon...
Guest Column (10/17/02)
Now that I'm opening and closing the drawers of the refrigerator, I can see I don't have nearly enough of the proper elements with which to create the critical mass of dinner. There's mustard and pesto, eggs and raspberries, potato bread and low-fat milk and two small grilled lamb chops from Friday's dinner sealed in a Ziploc bag...
Letters to the Pilot (10/17/02)
I subscribe to the notion that water (preferably fresh, clean water) is necessary to sustain human life on earth. As the population grows, there is a corresponding increase in the demand for, and use of, the world's fresh water. At some point, there will be competition for this water as there is competition for other natural resources...