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Stories from Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Thunder On Ice (02/18/03)
A snowmobile dragster revs up to leave the line in the Blizzard Busters Sno Drags, part of the first Thunder on Ice winter festival in Storm Lake Saturday and Sunday. Crowds saw snow machines hit up to 92 miles per hour. Meanwhile, several local hot air balloon pilots offered a rare winter ascension over the lake on Sunday morning. ...
SLHS Students Assistance Team reaches out to pupils in need (02/18/03)
A group of Storm Lake High School teachers are there to let students know they care. Members of the high school's Student Assistance Team or SAT met with the Storm Lake School Board on Thursday to provide an update on their activities. The SAT has been in existence at Storm Lake High School for 12 years, and the approximately 16 high school faculty on the team receive training from Northwest Iowa Drug and Alcohol Treatment Unit...
Applications for Dollars for Scholars now available (02/18/03)
Applications for Storm Lake Dollars for Scholars scholarships are now available for seniors at Storm Lake High School and St. Mary's High School. Any seniors planning to attend a two-year college, four-year college or vo-tech schools are eligible to apply. Forms may be picked up in each school's guidance office, and are due back in that office no later than Friday, Feb. 28...
Joggler sets world record (02/18/03)
A large crowd inside the Lamberti Recreation Center at Buena Vista University witnessed track and field history on Saturday, as a 31-year-old art teacher from Branson, Mo., set a world record in joggling, a sport mixing running and juggling. Chris Essick, a former college decathlete, ran the indoor 200 meter dash in 27.75 seconds while juggling three half-pound rubber balls throughout the entire race. ...
Rec Center, State Park may tag up (02/18/03)
The hopes for a Storm Lake Community Recreation Center could change direction sharply this week as local proponents for a State Park development meet in Storm Lake Wednesday afternoon. The multi-million-dollar Community Recreation Center plan has been put on hold briefly to determine whether it can be blended in with a State Park project, according to Mayor Jon Kruse, who heads up a comm-ittee that has been looking at the community building project for well over a year...
Anniversaries (02/18/03)
~ARTHUR AND LUELLA NOTHWEHR will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on February 23, with their family. To make this day more memorable all friends and family are invited to send cards to: P.O. Box 217, Peterson, Iowa 51047
Engagements (02/18/03)
would like to announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Victor Pol of Austin, Texas, Reverend Mary Pol of Marshfield, Wisconsin (formerly of Storm Lake), and Steve and Kaye Myers of Brookings, South Dakota. Jennifer is a 1977 graduate of Storm Lake High School and a 2001 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Psychology. She will receive her Masters in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota in May, 2003...
Spencer hands SL girls setback in season finale (02/18/03)
Shayna Mugge scored 16 points, and Anne Morgan added 15 and Molly Kruse 13 to help give Spencer 58-39 victory over Storm Lake in a Lakes Conference game played on Saturday night in Spencer. Storm Lake fell behind 14-9 at the end of the first period and trailed 23-18 at halftime. It was 38-33 Spencer entering the fourth quarter. The Tigers outscored the Tornadoes 20-6 in the fourth period of play...
Wrestling's second season (02/18/03)
Steven Radke, Bradley Gustafson, Joey Galvin, Matt Gustafson and Brian Borchers of AGH all captured individual titles to advance to districts after a Class 2A sectional tournament on Saturday at Sioux Center. The top two place finishers at each weight class advance to the district tournament, which will be held this Saturday in Cherokee...
5-ring circus coming to Storm Lake (02/18/03)
The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce is hosting an appearance by the highly acclaimed Carson and Barnes Five-Ring Circus on Wednesday, May 21. Performances are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Carson and Barnes Circus is under the "Biggest Big Top on Earth" and features a herd of performing elephants, including "Baby Jennie," a "precocious, performing pachyderm." There are performers from around the globe, rings of horses and ponies, and, at no extra charge, a traveling zoo featuring many exotic animals. ...
Funeral Announcements (02/18/03)
William Hartgenbush W. A. (Bill) Hartgenbush, age 86, of Schaller, passed away February 11, from a lengthy illness. Services were held Sunday, February 16, at the United Methodist Church in Schaller. Burial was in the Schaller Cemetery with military graveside honors by the Schaller V.F.W. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (02/18/03)
Clay County Deputy has recently come out in his local newspaper as critical of the new law restricting where registered sex offenders in Iowa can live. The law says the sex abusers can't live within 200 yards of a school or a day care center. The problem is, the deputy said, there are so many schools and day cares in northwest Iowa that the sex offenders have trouble finding places to live within those restrictions...
Letters to the Pilot (02/18/03)
Eric Nelson's fine story in the Pilot-Tribune on Feb. 4, 2003, about BVU's binge drinking problem resonated with me all weekend. Now, I will categorically deny recent problems with this substance myself (I'm a Medical Marijuana Advocate, recall), but I will just as categorically admit that once upon a time, some 30 years ago or so, I found myself "barhopping" in Storm Lake and making acquaintances with Buena Vista College students (now that is dating me right there, right?). ...