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Stories from Thursday, March 27, 2003

Dredging effort set at 183 acres (03/27/03)
A plan is now complete for locally-driven dredging this summer on Storm Lake. The Lake Improvements Commission met yesterday to review the plan, which covers 183 acres on the south central side of Storm Lake, east of the county park and the Wetherell spoil site...
Alta youth finishes in top ten of Iowa bowling tournament (03/27/03)
Strikes and spares come easily for one Alta sixth grader, who has knocked down enough pins and avoided enough gutter balls to finish in the top 10 in the state of Iowa in his bowling division. Ryan Vonnahme, a student at Alta Elementary School, finished in seventh place in the Boys 11-and-under division at the Pepsi-Cola Iowa Youth Bowling Championships Tournament in Des Moines last weekend, placing in the top 10 out of 96 participants in the division...
Citizens air concerns, hopes during community meeting (03/27/03)
Alta residents spoke about their visions for the future and what the critical issues facing the town today are during a citywide meeting Tuesday night, the latest step in a campaign to bring economic development to the community. Approximately 35 residents attended the meeting, which included singing of patriotic songs, performances by Alta High speech students Jillian Carstensen and Brett Hahn, and a talk by Frank Spillers, the executive director of Cass County Economic Development in Atlantic. ...
Madsen, Sambu set wedding date (03/27/03)
Melissa will be graduating from Minnesota State University, Mankato in May with a degree in Elementary Education. Meshack is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato with a degree in Food Science. A May 24 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta...
BV hopes to lure massive windfarm (03/27/03)
Buena Vista County hopes to stir up a gust of support to take part in a proposed wind farm development estimated to cost over $300 million. This week, MidAmerican Energy Holding Company announced its plan to construct the world's largest wind energy project in the state of Iowa. ...
BV Courthouse may be expanded for a bigger jail (03/27/03)
Within the month a new committee will begin studying options for additional jail space in Buena Vista County. The board of supervisors agreed yesterday to form a jail expansion study committee. The need for a jail expansion comes after months of increased incarceration costs due to a lack of space in the existing jail. ...
Hunter education safety classes to be offered (03/27/03)
Sponsored by Buena Vista Rifle and Pistol Club, the Hunter Education Safety Classes will be held at the BV Rifle and Pistol Club on April 12, starting 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and April 13, starting at 1 to 4 p.m. Hunter Education classes are mandatory for everyone born after January 1, 1967. To purchase an Iowa Hunting License you must have a certificate showing you have completed a Hunter Education course. The minimum age for certification is 12 years old...
Anniversary (03/27/03)
An open house honoring the 50 wedding anniversary of Leo and Rosemary Overmohle will be hosted by their children on Saturday, April 5th. The celebration will be at the KC Hall 6:30 - 9 p.m., following a family participation of the 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. ...
Faith Bible to celebrate 25th anniversary (03/27/03)
Faith Bible Christian Outreach Center in Storm Lake will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on March 30. Faith Bible began as a Bible study in a rural Newell home. On March 26, 1978 the Bible study group numbering over 50 people formed a church. A year later the church purchased a site five miles north of Newell and constructed a multipurpose building which served as their first worship center. ...
SL sets 4 Lakes indoor records (03/27/03)
Four Storm Lake events set new meet records at the Lakes Conference indoor track and field meet on Tuesday night at Buena Vista University's Lamberti Recreation Center. Shane Maier threw the shot put 60 feet, 8 3/4 inches to place first. His distance of 63-6, which he threw in last Friday's Keith Schmidt Invitational, ranks in the top eight in the United States...
Driving Beat (03/27/03)
The local band "Who's Drivin'?" will be providing the dance music for the St. Mary's Ball and Charity Auction Saturday. This seven-member band includes several local musicians. Music for dancing will include '70s and '80s favorites, rock, pop, country, bluegrass and jazz. ...
Rock and Remember concert (03/27/03)
You can rock for a good cause. And for the fourth year in a row, the town of Marathon will host the Rock and Remember Memorial Concert. The concert, set for Saturday, April 5, will feature seven live bands from throughout northwest and western Iowa, as well as raffles, a silent auction for a guitar signed by all the musicians performing that day and door prizes. Food and refreshments will be available...
Holmberg opens new downtown photo studio (03/27/03)
Shannon Holmberg knows all about the day-to-day operations of a photography studio, as she has handled managerial and customer service duties at Michael Cerizo's downtown business for the past eight years. Now, she is ready to focus on the side of the business behind the camera lens, as she has opened a new photo studio and art photography gallery at 524 Lake Avenue in Storm Lake...
Funeral Annoucements (03/27/03)
Phyllis Tscherter Funeral services for Phyllis Tscherter, 78, of Aurelia, were held Wednesday, March 26, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Phyllis died Sunday, March 23, at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City...
Letter from the Editor (03/27/03)
The iron is as hot as it's going to get if this community plans to really do something to get the Cobblestone Inn preserved and restored to some positive public use. The Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will honor the site this summer as one of two ballrooms in the state to be placed in the Hall of Fame, a bow to the history of this place, its importance in local society, and the vital role it played in bringing big band, jazz and pioneer rock 'n' roll music to the people...
Letters to the Pilot (03/27/03)
Gambling and the lake environment TO THE EDITOR: Local Storm Lake newspaper reports indicate that state funds for lake restoration may be cut back this year due to a potential loss of gambling money. Storm Lake was supposed to receive $200,000 this year to supplement other money from federal and local sources...