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Stories from Tuesday, November 5, 2002

The Magic Man (11/05/02)
Kids sit on a darkened stage at St. Mary's school, eyes rapt in their attention, mouths open in a how-did-he-do-that expression. One by one, little thrills and minor miracles emerge from a time-worn trunk. A coloring book colors itself before the children's eyes, the head from a wooden doll somehow leaps from a handkerchief held by a small boy across the stage back onto the body, and a great gasp goes up from the little ones...
Local teachers honored (11/05/02)
The seventh annual book honors educators who have helped guide students selected to appear in this year's Who's Who Among American High School Students, which honors pupils with a high academic and community record. The students were requested by Who's Who to nominate the one teacher from their entire academic career who "made a difference in their lives" by helping to shape their values, inspiring interest in a particular subject and/or challenging them to strive for excellence...
Area Events (11/05/02)
Aurelia church to host harvest dinner Aurelia Methodist Church is hosting a Fall Harvest Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 10, starting at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will be: Turkey and Dressing, Ham balls, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad bar, buns, assorted pies, cookies, cake, and beverage...
BVU chooses Parent of the Year (11/05/02)
Ruth Izer, of Clarion, was honored as "Parent of the Year" by Buena Vista University during BVU's Family weekend. BVU students submit nominations for the "Parent or Parents of the Year" award by writing an essay to a panel of BVU administrators for review...
Council struggles on Bil-Mar wastewater (11/05/02)
There are issues to sort through following a presentation by Sheaffer International last night over Bil-Mar's proposed wastewater treatment facility. Meeting in a study session following the regular council meeting, city council members were both interested in the environmentally friendly process, and concerned over losing such a significant portion of their wastewater sanitary sewer budget for such a facility...
BV crop flirts with records (11/05/02)
Area farmers are bringing in near-record harvests of corn and soybeans to grain elevators across Buena Vista County this fall, a bumper crop that Iowa State University Extension officials and coop employees say is both greater than expected and higher than yields in other parts of the country...
Ideas afloat for a possible state park (11/05/02)
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans to bring in its principal state park planner as interest grows in establishing a state park in Storm Lake. Arnie Sohn, of the DNR's conservation and recreation division, said there are a number of possibilities for such a venture with cooperation between the state, city, county and other stakeholders...
BV gives Central all it can handle (11/05/02)
Two short scoring drives proved to be the difference. With the game tied at 14-14 entering the fourth quarter, Central used excellent field position on two fourth-quarter possessions and cashed them in for touchdowns as the Dutch knocked off Buena Vista 28-14 in an Iowa Conference game on Saturday at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium...
Swimmers swim their best (11/05/02)
The Storm Lake girls swim team had a successful day at the district swim meet on Saturday at Fort Dodge even though the Tornadoes did not qualify any events for the state meet. Storm Lake finished 10th in the team standings with 66.5 points. Ankeny was the winner with 415.5 points...
Galva-Holstein wraps up season (11/05/02)
Chad Hustedt rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns, and Daniel Lichter added 89 yards rushing and three touchdowns to help lift Galva-Holstein to a perfect regular season with a 52-0 win over Woodbine last Friday night at Holstein. Galva-Holstein enters the playoffs with the No. 1 ranking in Class 1A at 9-0. The Pirates will play Manson Northwest Webster (6-3) in the quarterfinals on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Holstein...
Festival of Trees (11/05/02)
Imagine a hall twinkling in the most ornate Christmas trees and wreaths you can imagine, the sound of local musicians performing traditional holiday standards, the smell of warm baked goods and rich soups, the joy of children meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus at a "snowy" North Pole Annex. ...
Ava Post (11/05/02)
Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Alta. Ava Virgene Post, daughter of Carl and Addie (Williams) Gulbranson was born in Nokomis Township on July 30, 1915. She attended Alta School and graduated in 1933. On September 30, 1939, Ava was united in marriage to Leland Roy Post. This union was blessed with three children, Russel Roy, Donald Ray, and William Wayne...
Christina Sampers (11/05/02)
Funeral mass will be held Tuesday, November 5, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake with the Reverend Douglas Klein officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Christina Margaretha Werkmeister was born April 5, 1910, in Odebolt, the daughter of Ferdinand and Lena (Rippel) Werkmeister. She attended Odebolt Schools...
Ruby Carroll (11/05/02)
Funeral services were held Monday, November 4, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake with the Reverend Duane Queen officiating. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for Buena Vista Manor Activities Fund...
David Schmidt (11/05/02)
Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Oakland Cemetery, Manchester. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements. David died Friday, November 1, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake...
Donald Schirmer (11/05/02)
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Quimby, with Pastor Don Meyer officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee. Burial will be in the Sunset View Cemetery, Washta...
Letter from the Editor (11/05/02)
David's every gasp was a struggle, and maybe that's why he made the most out of every breath of life he was given. Many of our readers knew David Schmidt as the Pilot-Tribune's circulation director, the nice guy who was responsible if your paper missed the front steps. We knew him as a great friend...
Letter to the Pilot (11/05/02)
TO THE EDITOR: Storm Lake residents will be asked to vote on the Hotel/Motel Tax issue on November 5th. The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors supports this tax and encourages the community to get out to vote and vote "YES" for the Hotel/ Motel Tax!...