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Stories from Thursday, April 24, 2003

City stands to lose $200-$300K, community organizations may suffer (04/24/03)
Popular and important Storm Lake organizations face uncertain financial ground following legislation in the Iowa Statehouse that would cut funding to cities statewide by $70 million. Storm Lake stands to lose between $200,000 and $300,000, according to Mayor Jon Kruse...
Rally (04/24/03)
Red, white and blue were the colors of choice at a Support the Troops rally Wednesday night in Alta, as speakers ranging from a U.S. Congressman to a wife of a National Guardsman praised the men and women serving the country stateside and overseas. A crowd estimated near 800, including many motorcyclists who had paraded to the site carrying flags, gathered inside the Summit Evangelical Free Church for the 75-minute service. ...
King opens headquarters in SL (04/24/03)
Buena Vista County's own portal to Washington, D.C., officially opened yesterday as Congressman Steve King cut the ribbon for his new congressional office located at 607 Lake Ave. "It's quite a fantastic feeling to be opening the district headquarters here," King told a large crowd gathered for the ribbon cutting...
Biggerstaff excited about new role as program director at WEL-Life (04/24/03)
A registered nurse with a quarter-century of experience in the profession is assuming the lead position at WEL-Life in Alta, and is looking forward to helping the four-year old facility continue to grow. Janelle Biggerstaff, an RN with experience in the fields of geriatrics, psychology, children and adolescence, and nurse administration, is the new program director and administrator at WEL-Life, taking over the reins from Wendy Nelson, who resigned last month to take a similar position in Sibley.. ...
News Briefs (04/24/03)
Alta Middle School exploratory sessions set Alta School District officials have announced upcoming exploratory classes that will be offered to seventh and eighth grade students at the new Alta Middle School. There will be four exploratories for each grade, with students taking one during each of the four quarters of the school year...
Engagements (04/24/03)
CRAMPTON AND LORENZ Sara Lorenz and Dennis Crampton, both from Dubuque, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the bride are Richard and Carol Lorenz of Dubuque. Parents of the groom are Dr. Randy and Cheryl Crampton and Peggy and Doug Domayer, all of Storm Lake...
Weddings (04/24/03)
Gretchen Last and Michael Stanley, both of Fort Dodge, were united in marriage on December 21, 2002 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge with Pastor Arnold Flater, Bishop Michael Last, and Pastor Sara Hildreth officiating. Parents of the couple are Bishop Michael and Colleen Last, Storm Lake, and Raymond and Jean Stanley and the late Dorine Pitsor of Fort Dodge. ...
Measure would slash state spending $128M (04/24/03)
A key House panel approved a sweeping measure Tuesday that cuts $128 million in state spending. The biggest losers are local governments, who would see state assistance programs slashed by $70 million. In exchange, some restrictions imposed by the state are lifted, allowing cities and counties to raise additional revenue...
Cyclone boys win Alta Relays title (04/24/03)
Alta placed first in six events to win the boys team title at the Alta Coed Relays on Tuesday night in Alta. Alta scored 125 points to beat Remsen St. Mary's by 31 points. Aurelia was third with 75, Albert City-Truesdale fourth with 49 and Storm Lake St. Mary's fifth with 41...
SL netters fall to Spencer (04/24/03)
Spencer won all six singles matches and then proceeded to take all three doubles matches as well to post a 9-0 victory over Storm Lake on Monday at the BVU courts. The loss was the first of the season in four meets for the Tornadoes. "There were several hard-fought matches of which we just fell short," Storm Lake coach Ron Netten said. ...
Area Events in Brief (04/24/03)
Art Department to host visual arts show Storm Lake High School Art Department invites the public to attend a special student art exhibit and help celebrate the visual arts of youth in Storm Lake. The title of this year's show is Consider the Rules Broken 2003. Artwork in all categories will be on display during Friday and Sunday, April 25 and 27, at the high school gymnasium...
China One Buffet to bring new taste of Far East to SL (04/24/03)
A new buffet-style restaurant on the north end of Storm Lake will soon be offering Storm Lake area patrons a wide selection of tastes from the Far East, as it will open its doors to the public at the beginning of May. China One Buffet, located next to the Dollar General store on North Lake Avenue in Storm Lake, will serve a variety of Chinese and American cuisines in a remodeled 150-seat facility. ...
Funeral Services (04/24/03)
CABOTH Funeral services for Etta E. Caboth, 94, Aurelia, will be held Thursday, April 24, 11 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller with Reverend David E. Hagen officiating. Burial will be in Buena Vista Memorial Park in Storm Lake. Barker Funeral Home in Alta is in charge of arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (04/24/03)
A comedian tells an interesting joke that rings all too true with our ethnocentric world. In it, a white American goes traveling to Africa. When he returns, a friend asks him how he enjoyed his trip. "It was fine," he said, "but there sure are a lot of minorities over there."...
Letters to the Pilot (04/24/03)
Positive news on tobacco TO THE EDITOR: Last week the Storm Lake Police Department completed tobacco compliance checks in Storm Lake. On behalf of the B.V. Tobacco Prevention Partnership I would like to thank the businesses that did not sell tobacco to underage buyers...