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Stories from Monday, April 28, 2003

First Lady: Reading and community go together (04/28/03)
Iowa's First Lady helped celebrate reading this week as well as the unique partnerships formed between Ag Partners, Buena Vista University and area libraries and schools. Christie Vilsack said she was happy to take part in the culmination of Read To Grow, a program between BVU and Ag Partners...
Waldstein paints descriptive portrait of life on family farm (04/28/03)
Arne Waldstein grew up in an Iowa where "two of the most distinctive buildings on the rural landscape were the dignified country church - and the farm outhouse!" It was a time of hardships and joys, hand-cranked automobiles and reading by a kerosene lamp, spanning the onset of the Great Depression to the adventures of World War II - and a colorful time from which the first-hand memories are slowly slipping away...
Siouxland Blood Bank kicks off new donation campaign in SL (04/28/03)
Members of the Storm Lake community helped the Siouxland Blood Bank kick off its 2003 donor recruitment campaign, "Heroes Unite, It's About Life!," in Storm Lake on Thursday morning, beginning an event meant to honor community fire, rescue and law enforcement personnel...
BVU to host "Perspectives of War From the Hone Front' presentations (04/28/03)
On Saturday, May 3, Buena Vista University will host an Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES) Symposium is designed to look at "Perspectives of War from the Home Front" through four fifty-minute presentations that are open to the public, free of charge...
SL board looks to new school (04/28/03)
While buildings seemed to dominate a goal setting session of the Storm Lake School Board this week, board members didn't leave out improving math and reading skills and providing staff development. Highlights of the initial goal setting session include discussion of a one-cent sales tax for schools, new elementary and auditorium proposals and the possibility of teaching Spanish to elementary students...
SL loses bid for veteran's clinics (04/28/03)
Disappointment is high this week following news from the Department of Veterans Affairs that Storm Lake did not end up in that department's plan for a community based outpatient clinic (CBOC). Five new clinics are proposed in Iowa, and the one Storm Lake was vying for has gone to Spirit Lake...
Engagements (04/28/03)
Jay & Vicki Mauer of Cedar Falls, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Amy, to Josh Galvin, son of Jack and Nancy Galvin of Aurelia. Amy and Josh are full-time students. Amy works as an Account Manager at Ron Weber and Associates, Inc. Josh works as direct support staff at Comprehensive Systems of Cedar Falls. The couple is planning a June 7 wedding in Waterloo...
Wind wreaks havoc for Tornado golfers (04/28/03)
Andy Berg fired a 41 to lead Storm Lake in a boys golf triangular meet played on Wednesday at Estherville. Estherville and LeMars each carded a 169. Storm Lake finished with a 181. "We just didn't shoot very well overall," Storm Lake coach Tim Keigan said. "We just can't seem to put it all together. It was awfully windy again for the meet but we just need to play through that because that is just springtime golf. Hopefully, we get out of this slump and start putting up some better scores."...
Circus brings SL acts from around world (04/28/03)
In America today, there remains only one big-tented circus, which manages to maintain the traditional demanding schedule of one-day stands. It's the 2003 edition of Carson & Barnes 5-Ring Circus, bringing its hundreds of performers and animals to Storm Lake on May 21st with shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., hosted by Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce...
Funeral Services (04/28/03)
SHAW Elinor L. Shaw, age 91, of Storm Lake died Thursday, April 24, 2003 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church with the Reverend Jamie Cutler officiating. Burial will be in the Wall Lake Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established...
Letters to the Pilot (04/28/03)
TO THE EDITOR: Recently, my wife and I returned to our home in rural Humboldt County after spending several months in Ft. Myers, Fla. While we were there, we became spoiled and began to take the clean air for granted. With Florida's clean air, we nearly had forgotten about the large hog factory farms back in Iowa with their open manure lagoons. ...
Guest Editorial (04/28/03)
Special to the Pilot-Tribune Today, the state of Iowa taxes you when you earn a dollar, again when you save it, again when you invest it, and again when you buy products. And finally, when you die, they tax you again! Iowa's tax system is unfair, complex, costly, and punishes work, saving and investing...