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Stories from Monday, November 25, 2002

Yoga party (11/25/02)
A former Storm Lake resident is set to return home from Japan in January to teach a popular yoga class for the second straight year, to help residents learn how to strengthen the physical and mental aspects of the body through meditation, breathing exercises and a variety of stretching poses...
Starter homes a major need for Storm Lake (11/25/02)
There's a need for starter homes in Storm Lake for first-time homebuyers, while other cities in the county see a balance of sellers and buyers. Many realtors working in the area see on a daily basis exactly what the needs are for interested homebuyers...
Aurelia woman helps artisans market wares on Geezer.com (11/25/02)
An Aurelia resident is helping "geezers" in northwest Iowa discover how to sell their arts and crafts over the internet to buyers around the world, as she is working to help older individuals find ways to supplement their income through the new tool of e-commerce...
1 percent home repair loans, grants available (11/25/02)
Loans at 1% interest rate are available in Buena Vista County through Rural Development for eligible families to make repair loans to homes they already own. "This is a great opportunity for families who need to make repairs to their homes but can not afford to repay a bank loan," said Arnold R. ...
Fire totals Sioux Rapids building (11/25/02)
A Sioux Rapids building used to store cleaning supplies is considered a total loss after a fire broke out there this week. The cause of the fire at DCS Sanitation, 712 Hwy. 71, is still under investigation, though arson does not appear to be the cause, according to the State Fire Marshal...
A new era for adoption (11/25/02)
Adoption for one Storm Lake family is really a non-issue - open and willing to talk, they find it to be an opportunity for a child to have a good life and for a loving couple to be good parents. "It's less and less of an issue. It's old news and no secret either," said Jean Nolte. "It doesn't seem to come up as often."...
Wedding (11/25/02)
Brianne Rachele Lytle and Aaron Lee Jones were united in marriage at Saturday, October 5, at Grace Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge. Parents of the couple are Allen and Kim Lytle of Aurelia, Douglas and Tracy Simons of Alta, and Steve and Barbara Jones of Twin Lakes. The Reverend Arnold Flater officiated at the double ring ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Allen Lytle...
Wedding (11/25/02)
Kari Michelle Stavnes and Daniel Douglas Rau were married July 27, at St Marks Lutheran Church, Storm Lake. Pastor Connie Spitzack officiated the service. Kari was given in marriage by her parents Jeff and Janis Stavnes, Storm Lake. Dan's parents are Doug and Sue Ran of Huron, SD...
Injuries, improvement keys for SL wrestlers (11/25/02)
Storm Lake returns seven starters to its lineup from a team that finished 8-12 overall a year ago. The Tornadoes bring back Tyler Nichols at 119, Dylan Wagener at 130, Austin Brown at 152, Mike Miller at 160, George Romualdo at 145, Jake Droessler at 275 and Marc Wiley at 112...
Storm Lake to be much better from perimeter (11/25/02)
After playing in the shadows of last year's team, it's time for this year's team to develop its own identity. Storm Lake finished 11-11 overall a year ago, but returns no starters this year. The Tornadoes have A.J. Spielman, Brady Miller, Matt Nees and Tyler Youde back...
Total domination (11/25/02)
Aaron Loewwns started a string of five consecutive wins as No. 6 ranked Buena Vista pulled away to hand Northwestern a 37-9 setback in a college wrestling match on Wednesday night at Siebens Fieldhouse. Loewens, a returning national qualifier at 157 pounds, pinned Heath Beasley in a time of 1 minutes, 53 seconds to give the Beavers a 19-3 lead...
A Hank Williams tribute (11/25/02)
Gayville Hall presents "A Celebration of Hank Williams," starring John and Susan McNeill, Nick Schwebach, and Owen Dejong, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, at the Lauridsen Performing Arts Theatre of the Lakes Art Center, 2201 Highway 71, in Okoboji...
This area "Scrooge' is . . . (11/25/02)
A Pocahontas resident with a wealth of theatrical experience will bring those riches to the stages of Storm Lake as Ebenezer Scrooge this holiday season, using his skills with dialects and sound effects to bring the main character of "A Christmas Carol" to life in a radio theater production of the play Dec. 3...
Gunnar Johnson (11/25/02)
Gunnar E. Johnson, age 88, of Albert City, formerly of Storm Lake, died Monday November 18, at the Pleasant View Home in Albert City. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 22, at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of arrangements...
Everett Iverson (11/25/02)
Everett C. Iverson, age 89, of Storm Lake and a life-long Buena Vista County farmer, died Wednesday, November 20, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 23rd at 2 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake with the Reverend Duane Queen officiating. Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery...
Dorothy Schumacher (11/25/02)
Dorothy S. Andrews Schumacher, 83, of Storm Lake, died, Tuesday, November 19, at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake after a brief illness. The funeral mass will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake with Reverend Douglas Klein officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Carroll...
Letter to the Pilot (11/25/02)
TO THE EDITOR: This year Thanksgiving has renewed meaning for us. Approximately four weeks ago, our home was destroyed by fire. The shock and sadness we feel has been immense. However, the events that occurred after the call to 911 are something for which we will forever be thankful...
The Pilot Editorial (11/25/02)
This past year, the Storm Lake School District deeply debated the issues of whether school policies should be rewritten to explicitly outlaw discrimination against gays. We were impressed by the young gay people who were courageous enough to speak out on the issue, other students who stood up and got involved, the community people who spoke to the issue, and a school board unafraid to tackle an issue that a few years ago would have been unthinkable in that forum...
Driving in the PC generation (11/25/02)
A couple of years ago, I bought what I thought was a truck to haul around my rambunctious children, who appear small and sweet to the naked eye, but when together are only slightly more challenging to transport than a pair of rabid polar bears. I found out later that what I've got is an "SUV," and it is somehow very, very politically incorrect. ...