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Stories from Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Candidates Forum set for Tuesday in Storm Lake (10/22/02)
The event will include candidates in the three county supervisors races, the county recorders race, the county attorneys race and the county treasurers race. Candidates in the contested races will answer questions posed to them by a moderator, and all candidates will have the opportunity to make a statement to the audience...
King seeks 5th District seat and high Republican turnout (10/22/02)
The 32-county district has about 59,000 more Republicans than Democrats and is a key to candidates running statewide, he said. "Any statewide office has got to have a good turnout where the Republicans are if they're going to win a statewide office and that's our job," King said. "We've focused a lot of our energy and a significant amount of our staff on building an organization."...
Council Bluffs city councilman seeks congressional seat (10/22/02)
The makeup of the 32-county district means the 128,000 independent voters will be critical to Shomshor's hope of defeating Republican state legislator Steve King on Nov. 5. To persuade voters he's their man, Shomshor has been focusing on issues such as job security, health care and Social Security...
Judge worries over records decision (10/22/02)
A district judge is worried that lifting a court order to obtain pregnancy tests at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Storm Lake would give the public the idea that his orders "were grossly wrong" in the first place. "Planned Parenthood will immediately claim that they have a total victory here... that I don't know what I'm doing," Judge Frank Nelson said...
District 2 Supervisor Race (10/22/02)
Dick Vail Dick Vail said he is seeking another term because of the people. "I enjoy working with the people," he said. "I think we have a good county here in Buena Vista County and I'd like to keep it going that way." If reelected, Vail said he would like to keep Buena Vista County as being a good place to live...
Elections coming soon (10/22/02)
Along with a number of state and federal elections, voters in BV County will also have the responsibility to decide several county elections. There are two contested supervisor races and a contested race for county recorder. For District 2, incumbent Richard Vail of Sioux Rapids faces Democratic challenger Robert Jorgenson of Newell. ...
District 3 Supervisor Race (10/22/02)
Jim Gustafson Jim Gustafson is running for reelection because he feels there are areas he can lend his experience. "I think I can help with my experience on a large range of issues from handling roads to mental health and law enforcement costs," he said...
Area schools receive funds (10/22/02)
Three Buena Vista County school districts are the recipients of a total of $62,050 in Flood, Life and Safety Grants through the Harkin Grants program in order to make needed repairs to their schools. Albert City-Truesdale will receive a total of $25,000 to install alarm stations with horns and bells at the K-12 school building in Albert City, Alta will receive $13,500 to replace 10 doors and frames at the high school and elementary school with new fire-rated doors, and Newell-Fonda will use a $23,550 grant to remove old wood paneling and replace it with a new layer of sheetrock in both the elementary and high schools.. ...
Shorthanded SL Council tables water plant decision (10/22/02)
Debate over a $6 million water plant renovation project was tabled by the Storm Lake City Council, which had one member missing and another participating by telephone. Councilperson Jim Treat made the motion to table awarding the contract for a $6 million Water Plant Renovation Project. He had returned from a vacation Monday afternoon to attend the meeting...
Meet the Candidates (10/22/02)
3rd in an election analysis series For the District 2 Supervisor race, Richard Vail is seeking reelection to the board, while Democrat Robert Jorgensen is running for the first time. This is one of two contested supervisor races in the county. The other is for District 3, where incumbent Democrat Jim Gustafson is running against Republican Jim Osegaro...
Alert SL citizen spots sewage leak into lake (10/22/02)
The environmental impact of a sewage leak discovered Saturday into Storm Lake is being called minimal, though every spill is considered a serious matter, says the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. "Anytime sewage is going into the lake it is a serious matter," said Julie Sievers, environmental specialist with the DNR. "We took action Saturday to stop the leak and we're following up first thing Monday morning to make sure the problem is eliminated and never happens again."...
Anniversary (10/22/02)
will celebrate 25 years of marriage on Tuesday, October 22. They were married at the Methodist Church in Schaller on October 22, 1977. Willie owns Lang Plumbing and Heating. Jan is a secretary and a Realtor at Century 21. There children are Shannon and Cory Sutton and Shayla and Josh Fischer. They have one grandchild: Zackery Sutton. The Langs enjoy camping, bowling and being with their family. Their childen wish the couple a Happy 25th Anniversary...
Glaucoma, diabetes screening unit coming to SL (10/22/02)
The service will be available to the public Wednesday, October 23, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to screen interested persons for glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness in the United States. The screening is sponsored by the Iowa Lions Foundation and the Iowa Optometric Association. ...
BVU pulls away to rout Upper Iowa (10/22/02)
Eric Wiebers threw two touchdown passes to Josh Espinosa, and Barry Van Voorst rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns as Buena Vista pulled away in the second half to rout Upper Iowa 38-13 on Saturday at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium. Buena Vista led 17-13, but scored 21 unanswered points in the final 2 quarters and 2 minutes...
No. 2 G-H blows out Southern Calhoun (10/22/02)
No. 2 Galva-Holstein and Southern Calhoun were both 4-0 in the district entering Friday night's game. The latter was no match for the former. Galva-Holstein jumped out to a 48-0 halftime lead and beat Southern Calhoun by the 50-point rule in rolling to a 54-0 win on Friday night at Holstein...
Craft sale to be held at Cherokee (10/22/02)
Once again the members of XI Zeta of Beta Sigma Phi announces their 23rd annual Beta Sigma Phi Craft Sale to be held November 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Western Iowa Tech Convention Center in Cherokee. They will accommodate over 50 exhibitors from all over Siouxland. Coffee and roll are served in the morning with lunch beginning at 11 a.m. and runs through 2 p.m. There will be $1 admission fee...
BV Community Theatre in rehearsal (10/22/02)
The group has taken the name "A Touch of Broadway" from the BVCT's logo - A Touch of Broadway in the Heart of Iowa. This year's offering, called Aspects of Love: The Gift, is a delightful combination of secular and sacred Christmas music and dance, and is sure to put you in a holiday mood. ...
Ivanetta Schramm (10/22/02)
Burial was in Union Cemetery at Pomeroy. Ivanetta Schramm died on Thursday, October 17, at the Pocahontas Manor in Pocahontas. Ivanetta Dankers was born on June 29, 1903, at Lake City, Minn. She was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Meerkens) Dankers. ...
Marathon man arrested for phone harassment (10/22/02)
The report was called in by a third party and a deputy contacted the victims. The victims advised that Todd Rooney, 33, of Marathon had called their residence after midnight and harassed them over the phone. The victims, Jason Kennaway and Mari Ann Perkins, said their lives had been threatened by Rooney...
Letter from the Editor (10/22/02)
In Storm Lake, two stores are locked down and people held hostage by our fears for two hours, while bomb dogs, x-ray equipment, a water cannon and officers from four local and state departments are called in. All because someone apparently forgot an empty old suitcase in a parking lot while they loaded their car...
Letters to the Pilot (10/22/02)
It seems indisputable to me that Mac Kaminsky is a fine, upstanding person who would make an exemplary U.S. citizen. However, two things about the coverage of this "deportation" case disturbed me. My biggest concern is the message that I discerned between the lines in the coverage. ...