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Stories from Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Rugby is an Albatross way of life (04/15/03)
A brawny, sunburned lad sprawls in the greening grass, seemingly sound asleep, using as a pillow the tummy of a pretty, barefoot fan with a blond ponytail. Spent Gatorade bottles scatter the scene. Bits of red-and-black uniforms, sweat-soaked and a few blood-spotted, hang helter-skelter on the fence nearby...
Last Supper comes to life in gift from church (04/15/03)
On Thursday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. the Storm Lake United Methodist Church will present a living Last Supper Drama titled "Thy Kingdom Come." The dramatic presentation is a free gift open to the community. In this drama, scripture, music, and narration are used to weave Jesus' teachings. ...
Rescuers can't save SL woman (04/15/03)
A Storm Lake woman has died after being found unresponsive when firefighters answered a call for a minor kitchen fire at North Park Apartments complex Saturday evening. Fire trucks, police and BV Ambulance crew rushed to the scene at 1726 East Milwaukee Avenue, Apartment 9 as a smoke detector bleated out its warning and neighbors reported the smell of smoke...
Storm Lake students win top awards at ICCC Spring Competition Days (04/15/03)
A number of Storm Lake students received awards for their skills in subjects ranging from CISCO networking to automotive technology during the Iowa Central Community College Area V 2003 Spring Competition Days in Fort Dodge. Students from more than 25 schools competed at the event, including Storm Lake High and St. Mary's. Other League of Schools districts such as Newell-Fonda and Schaller-Crestland also sent students to the event...
Anonymous letters trouble Spirit Lake authorities (04/15/03)
Police Chief Jon Martyr said his department is still chasing down leads and conducting interviews in a harassment case that has parents and school employees spooked in Spirit Lake. The Spirit Lake Police Department has been working since December to find out who's behind a series of threatening, mass-produced messages printed on white, orange or lavender paper. The letters include hostile language that is critical of girls athletics in Spirit Lake...
Storm Lake turns in good effort in Cherokee Relays (04/15/03)
Paige Havens, Amy Wulfekuhler and Stacy Schmidt each placed first in one individual event to help Storm Lake finish fifth in the Cherokee Tomahawk Relays last Friday night. Sioux City Heelan won the meet with 113 points. Storm Lake scored 67. Havens won the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute, 12.19 seconds. Wulfekuhler claimed the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 9 inches, while Schmidt took the 100 meters in a clocking of 13.33 seconds...
Funeral Announcements (04/15/03)
Orville Harms Funeral Services for Orville William Harms, 92, of Storm Lake, formerly of Alta, will be held on Wednesday, April 16, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alta with Pastor Kevin Huss officiating. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. with family present at the Barker Funeral Home in Alta...
Letter from the Editor (04/15/03)
There was a vigil in Storm Lake the other night, candles burning into the night in a silent scream against the abuse of innocent children. It was a poignant moment, made all the more so by the parents who brought their own little ones to take part, and by Cary Brown, who bravely told of her own experiences as an abused child years ago...
Letters to the Pilot (04/15/03)
TO THE EDITOR: April 13 begins "National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week," a time set aside for recognition of the many telecommunicators who provide 9-1-1 assistance to citizens everywhere. Every day, every shift, these seemingly nameless, faceless individuals, often make the difference between life and death by answering emergency calls, prioritizing them and dispatching emergency services. ...
Guest Editorial (04/15/03)
When I turned on the news, instead of getting the final score of the Texas-Syracuse game, as I wanted, I was greeted by news that NBC correspondent and Weekend Today anchor David Bloom died while on assignment in Iraq. An "embedded" journalist, Bloom had been with the Army's 3rd Infantry as it raced through the desert toward Baghdad...