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Stories from Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Massive move into Wal-Mart Supercenter underway (04/22/03)
The buzz of workers setting up shelves and the beeps of forklifts hauling equipment are sweet sounds to the ears of Wal-Mart Supercenter manager Mike Brungardt on a cool April day, as the musical motion he sees and hears inside the store is a signal that the building is almost ready to release a symphony of shopping services to the public...
SL's Workforce office in danger of closing (04/22/03)
As if being jobless or underemployed isn't traumatic enough, those turning to the Storm Lake office of Iowa Workforce Development center as of Monday found some potentially bad news on the doorstep. Barring a change in funding from the Iowa Legislature, the Storm Lake office is to be eliminated as early as July 1, according to a sign on the door of the office. ...
New lakes guru goes to work in SL (04/22/03)
The DNR's new coordinator of lake restoration projects sees the creation of his position as a positive sign for Storm Lake. "Lake restoration is quite a complex process and can take years to develop," said Mike McGhee. "With some of these restoration projects, it was felt that we needed somebody who could devote himself full time."...
Local students advance to Iowa National History Day competitions (04/22/03)
A number of Storm Lake Community School District junior and senior high students advanced to the state-level National History Day in Iowa, which will be held at the State Historical Building in Des Moines the next two Mondays. The junior division (grades 6-8) will compete on April 28, while the senior division (grades 9-12) will compete on May 5. ...
Wentz to speak at SL Memorial Day service (04/22/03)
The Parade of Flags Foundation announces that Larry Wentz, News Director at K-MEG TV station in Sioux City, will be the guest speaker for the 2003 Memorial Day Flag Dedication Service, Monday, May 26. The annual event formerly sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, will be held on the green at the Buena Vista County Courthouse in downtown Storm Lake at 10 a.m...
Engagements (04/22/03)
BAUMGARTNER AND JOHNSON Amy Jo Baumgartner and Cory Lee Johnson both of Lima, Ohio, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Baumgartner of Manchester, and Mrs. Norma Johnson and the late Gunnard Johnson of Sioux Rapids, formerly of Storm Lake. A July 26 wedding will take place at First Lutheran Church in Manchester...
Anniversary (04/22/03)
BILL AND MARY KESTEL Bill and Mary Kestel will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, April 26, with a supper party at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Storm Lake, starting at 6:30 until 9 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited. The couple ask for only your presence, no gifts please...
Republicans say no economic development fund without easing rules (04/22/03)
Negotiations between legislative leaders and Gov. Tom Vilsack intensified Monday over a bill easing state regulation of businesses that has become the focal point of the session. Republican leaders have said Vilsack must agree to the bill before they approve the governor's priorities: his proposed economic development fund and tax reform...
Several area athletes to compete in Drake Relays (04/22/03)
Several area athletes have qualified for the prestigious Drake Relays this weekend in Des Moines. Storm Lake's boys track and field team has qualified in five events. Shane Maier will compete in both the shot put and discus, while Mike Keller will participate in the long jump...
Maier leads SL boys at Sioux City Relays (04/22/03)
Shane Maier was named the outstanding high school athlete of the meet as he won both the shot put and discus at the Sioux City Relays on Saturday. Maier threw the shot put 58 feet, 7 inches and heaved the discus 164-1 1/5. Storm Lake had numerous impressive performances in the meet. The 4x400 relay tandem of Nick Sorbe, Nick Kurtz, Mike Keller and Mike Miller finished first with a time of 3 minutes, 29.64 seconds...
Local Happenings (04/22/03)
BVU production 'Dancing at Lughnasa' slated April 30-May 3 The Buena Vista University theater department will present "Dancing at Lughnasa" April 30, through May 3, at 8 p.m. nightly in Anderson Auditorium in the BVU Forum. Written by Brian Friel, "Dancing at Lughnasa" is set in 1936 in a small Ireland village and tells the story of five unmarried sisters from the perspective of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters. ...
Funeral Arrangements (04/22/03)
HANKEL Louis Theodore Hankel was born on January 30, 1916 to Herman and Minnie (Otto) Hankel in Hampton, Nebraska. He was baptized on February 20, 1926 by Pastor Brommer at Zion Lutheran in Hampton and confirmed on May 12, 1929 by Rev. 0. Gaebner. He attended country school in Nebraska through the eighth grade. Louie then started working on the family farm...
Letter from the Editor (04/22/03)
One can't envy the president. Long after the fighting in Iraq is over, much will be on the man's head - the young military lives spent, the sacrifices of the families, the international relations implications, the economic price just beginning to be paid...
Letters to the Pilot (04/22/03)
TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of all the students who attended the Storm Lake High School After-Prom, we would like to thank all of the area businesses and restaurants that contributed to the evening. The night was a success thanks to your generosity. Your donations made it possible for the students to enjoy many great games, terrific prizes and excellent food...