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Stories from Thursday, February 27, 2003

Two children missing in abduction found in Storm Lake (02/27/03)
Two young children from California will be placed in a foster home for their safety as Storm Lake Police continue to investigate a reported abduction by their mother. The woman reportedly told their father that she was taking them on a trip to Disney World, and never returned. The mother and children were located Monday in Storm Lake...
District faculty look to help pupils improve science scores (02/27/03)
Faculty members at both Alta Elementary School and Alta High School will be focusing more attention on improving the science skills of their students throughout the next few years after results from the 2001-02 Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and the Iowa Tests of Educational Development showed a dropoff in the number of students who were proficient or advanced in the subject...
Decade of recycling pays off for SL (02/27/03)
Even after more than 10 years, there are daily challenges to maintain a quality recycling program. But that's just one of the goals of the Harold Rowley Recycling Center, located south of Storm Lake. The recycling center has been in the business of keeping what's reusable out of the landfill...
Walking wounded (02/27/03)
It's exactly 16 minutes after the home fans climbed to their feet to give him one more ovation as he came out of the final regular season game of his career. Chris Petersen has limped back out to the gym now, a big bag of ice wrapped around his scarred knee. A few patient kids are waiting, wanting Buena Vista University's familiar center to sign the back of their tee-shirts. A pretty girl thrusts out her palm for his autograph...
Center for Women taking shape to impact BV families (02/27/03)
Theresa Beem is excited as the new face behind Buena Vista Regional Medical Center's Center for Women. She's far from alone in anticipating the long-sought Center. "People in the area are really excited about the fact we are going to have a Center for Women and state-of-the-art programs," the new Center for Women director said...
Engagement (02/27/03)
Trent Daniel Friedrich and Lynette Marie Henery announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Dave and Trish Friedrich of Alta, and Dr. Ralph and Marilyn Henery (both deceased) of Des Moines. Trent is a graduate of Alta High School. Lynette and Trent are graduates of the University of Iowa. ...
Riverboat casino for Iowa Great Lakes? (02/27/03)
It's the coffee shop talk around the Iowa Great Lakes: Is someone trying to put a riverboat casino on the Okoboji lakes? And if so, will the protective lakes area residents allow it? In short - Will a gambling boat float? According to Jack P. Ketterer, Administrator for the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, it is not yet a real issue...
Two teams still in search of a dream (02/27/03)
Jennifer Schumann scored 19 points, and Newell-Fonda scored 11 unanswered points to pull away early in the fourth quarter and beat Treynor in a Class 1A regional semifinal on Tuesday night at Carroll. Newell-Fonda, now 22-2 and ranked 14th, will play 18th-ranked Farragut (21-2) in a regional final game on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Harlan...
St. Mary's knocks AC-T out (02/27/03)
Billy Mach finished with 21 points, five rebounds and five assists as Storm Lake St. Mary's opened the Class 1A district tournament trail with a 51-39 victory over Albert City-Truesdale on Monday night in Newell. St. Mary's, now 12-10 overall, played Alta (14-7) in a district quarterfinal game on Wednesday night in Newell...
New used merchandise store opens doors (02/27/03)
A new used merchandise store has recently opened its doors in the Storm Lake area, and the two owners of the establishment are hopeful local residents will be able to find the furniture, wall items or clothes they need at their business. Ruperto and Pam Castaneda opened Anthony's New and Used in town two weeks ago at 223 East Railroad, and have assembled a number of items for sale throughout three rooms of the store...
Letters to the Pilot (02/27/03)
TO THE EDITOR: I have thought about writing this letter for a couple of weeks now. I didn't know if it would be the "right" thing to do, but I couldn't let it go unaddressed any longer. I am writing in regard to the [alcohol poisoning] incident that took place at Puff's on the 1st of February. I am sure that most of you have heard about the infamous 21st birthday party that had a not so "happy" ending...
Guest Opinion (02/27/03)
I don't know if my opinion will be a popular one, but it is just that, an opinion. I am for going to war with Iraq. There it is, my opinion, as simple as black and white. I don't understand the argument of peaceful solutions. Have the peace marching people not seen who it is that we are dealing with? Saddam Hussein or as I will refer to him, Saddam Insane, is a person who does not understand peace. ...