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Stories from Monday, December 16, 2002

3 Storm Lake schools on state watch list (12/16/02)
Low test scores at three of the four elementary buildings in the Storm Lake School System have placed the district on a state watch list for schools that have not met their annual improvement goals. The Storm Lake School District is required to report math, reading and science test scores for grades 4, 8 and 11. It's in one of those areas that the district has not met its annual improvement goals, Superintendent Bill Kruse said...
New LifeSite blood access device help dialysis patients (12/16/02)
The new LifeSite Hemodialysis Access System provides fully-implantable blood access for patients who require hemodialysis, a technique which helps patients who have chronic kidney failure filter out high levels of toxins present in their blood with an artificial kidney, called a dialyzer. The hemodialysis procedure replaces the process normally handled by the kidney, the organ which eliminates excess fluid and waste material from the blood...
Farmer finds a new field in music (12/16/02)
One Storm Lake strummer wants you to take a ride in the country with his debut album that celebrates golden fields, rolling hills and that special place in the heartland. Ervin Pickhinke's "A Farmers Trade" brings 10 tracks of traditional country, from heartfelt ballads like "Black Land Farmer" to the rollicking fun of "The Auctioneer." The response has been good, with an unexpected harvest of requests...
Meatpackers face new law (12/16/02)
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley will continue to push for a ban on packer ownership of livestock, but the lawmaker wonders if proper enforcement of existing laws is all that is needed. "It doesn't necessarily take new legislation," Grassley said in a conference call with Iowa farm reporters this week...
Mobile meth lab brings two arrests (12/16/02)
Storm Lake Police have arrested a Storm Lake man and an Alta man after discovering a mobile methamphetamine lab in the trunk of a car in downtown Storm Lake Thursday afternoon. The investigation caused a block of the busy business district as well as Lake Avenue traffic to be cordoned off for two hours...
Boys and Girls Home, Family Services part of program (12/16/02)
Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, Inc., has been selected to serve the northwest Iowa area for foster care recruitment and retention as part of the KidSake program, a grant-funded program through the Department of Human Services and coordinated through the Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association...
Wedding (12/16/02)
Melissa Aim Lullmann and Joshua Dale Bellcock were united in marriage at Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Sac City July 19, 2002. Father Lawrence McCarty officiated at the 5:30 ceremony. Parents of the couple are Daniel and Patricia Lullmann, Albert City and Larry and Nancy Bellcock Sac City. Grandparents are Shirley Lackman, William and Marian Bellcock, Dale and Janice Peterson, and great-grandmother Elvena Foval...
Anniversary (12/16/02)
A card shower is being planned for Mr. & Mrs. Larry Melander who will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, December 21. Cards can be sent to them at 14752 Lower Endicott Way, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Family includes their daughter, Melody, and her husband, Jim Buckendahl, and grandchildren, Jill, Jared, Tyler and Ryan...
SL falls short to LeMars in Lakes play (12/16/02)
Craig Hector poured in a game-high 29 points and Jordan Van Otterloo tossed in 18 points to help LeMars post a 65-58 victory over Storm Lake in a Lakes Conference opener on Friday night at Tornado Fieldhouse. Storm Lake led 14-12 after the first quarter of play. LeMars took a 28-23 lead at the halftime break. It was 43-36 LeMars heading into the fourth period of play...
Alta rallies to clip St. Mary's (12/16/02)
Eric Holton poured in 17 points to lead three players in double figures as Alta rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat Storm Lake St. Mary's 68-60 in Northwest Conference play on Friday night at Alta. St. Mary's jumped out to a 19-8 lead after the first quarter and held a 30-22 halftime advantage. Alta, however, rallied to take a 46-43 lead heading into the fourth period of play...
Storm Lake wrestlers drop pair of duals (12/16/02)
George Romualdo won both of his matches by pin, but it wasn't enough as Storm Lake dropped a pair of wrestling matches in a Lakes Conference double dual on Wednesday night at Tornado Fieldhouse. Storm Lake fell to LeMars 57-21 in the first dual meet before suffering a 45-24 setback to Spencer in the second dual meet...
SL man bowls first-ever 800 series (12/16/02)
A 20-year-old native of Storm Lake bowled the first-ever sanctioned 800 series in Storm Lake on Wednesday night at Storm Lake Bowl, firing scores of 280, 300 and 247 for a series score of 847. Greg Spooner, the son of Dennis and Ruth Spooner of Storm Lake, has been bowling for 15 years, and accomplished the unprecedented local feat during play in a Wednesday night men's league, making the moment even more special...
Marilyn Jones (12/16/02)
Marilyn F. Jones, 76, of Storm Lake, died on Sunday, December 1, in Scottsdale, Ariz., after a lengthy illness. The funeral service was held Saturday, December 7, at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake with Reverend Beverlee Bell officiating. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery...
Delma Wilbur (12/16/02)
Delma Margaret Wilbur, 87, a life-long area resident, died Monday, December 3, at her home in Alta after a lengthy illness. The funeral service was held on Friday, December 6, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake with Reverend Robert Schimmer officiating. Burial was in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Storm Lake...
Harry Swanson (12/16/02)
Funeral services for Harry Swanson, 84, of Aurelia, will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 14, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Harry died Wednesday, December 11, at Vista Well Life in Alta...
Wanda Drzycimski (12/16/02)
Funeral service for Wanda Alice Drzycimski, 75, of Alta, will be held Monday, December 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Riverside Presbyterian Church in Linn Grove, with Pastor Robert Grupp officiating. Burial will be in Barnes Township Cemetery in Linn Grove. Visitation will begin 2:30 p.m. on Sunday with the family present from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon...
Robert Kolb (12/16/02)
Robert H. Kolb, age 84, of Storm Lake, died on Friday, December 6, at the Newell Good Samaritan Center in Newell, following a long illness. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 11, at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake with the Reverend Duane Queen officiating. Burial was in the East Lawn Palms Cemetery in Tucson, Ariz...
Pilot Editorial (12/16/02)
Do us all a favor this Christmas - buy a kid a book. Get someone you love a subscription to a newspaper. Get a library card to stick in a stocking. Write someone a poem. Of all the worrisome trends going on right now, the one that might be the most dangerous isn't meth labs or gangster rap music...
Letter to the Pilot (12/16/02)
TO THE EDITOR: Since my son was killed last year I have remained silent and sought the truth. His killer has sought publicity. I hope you will print the attached in your "Letters to the Editor" so our family can have some peace. Last December 13, my son Dustin was shot to death by Tracy Roberts. ...