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Stories from Tuesday, April 29, 2003

BV Rasceway opens with Pilot-Tribune Fan Night (04/29/03)
The Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune will help kick off the 42nd year of racing action at the Buena Vista Raceway in Alta tomorrow night, as the newspaper will sponsor Pilot-Tribune Night at the season opener of the 2003 racing campaign. Clip the coupon inside today's issue for "two for the price of one" admission...
Simons receives prestigious College Journalist of Year Award (04/29/03)
Abby Simons, a Storm Lake native now majoring in journalism at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., won the Missouri College Media Association Journalist of the Year Award on April 12 at the MCMA's annual conference in Springfield, Mo...
SL elementary studetns learn about compasses (04/29/03)
More than 300 Buena Vista County fourth-grade students have been exploring the science and applications of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) this week by learning the basics of using a compass. The program, which includes teaching students about what information a compass can provide to appropriate applications and limitations of the tool, is being taught with the help of Carol Ehlers, Iowa State University Youth Development Specialist, and Melissa Fahr, Buena Vista County Youth Coordinator...
BV County Extension slautes 4-H volunteers (04/29/03)
More than 70 4-H volunteers from Buena Vista County are being honored during National Volunteer Week, April 27-May 3. A volunteer's reward is the recognition that he or she receives from the 4-H members, their families and our community. It is during this week that Iowa State University Extension - Buena Vista County council and staff are pleased to recognize and thank the people who donate their time and energy to the youth of the county...
BV's 'satellites' pay dividends (04/29/03)
As always, students attending Buena Vista University come from towns like Linn Grove, Meridian and Schleswig. But they no longer have to trek to Storm Lake and live in the dorms or in off-campus housing. Now students, particularly the older, nontraditional attendees, can attend BVU sites in Spencer, Cherokee and Denison - and 12 others to boot...
Local group looks to grow new market control for farmers (04/29/03)
A new produce marketing group based in northwest Iowa hopes to become a model for such initiatives in the state, while also showing why such farm endeavors should be considered economic development. Lori Sokolowski, the Holstein producer leading the effort, said these types of regional partnerships could mean a green future for many Iowa farmers...
Engagement (04/29/03)
Amy Johnson of Cherokee and Jason Rolfes of Denison announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Parents of the couple are Richard and Norma Johnson, Lakeside, and Stan and Linda Rolfes, Akron. Amy graduated from Storm Lake High School and Momingside College and currently teaches kindergarten in Cherokee. Her fiance graduated from Akron-Westfield High School and Western Iowa Tech. He is employed as a hog buyer at Farmland Industries in Denison...
Balancing budget is paramount (04/29/03)
The end of session countdown has started. On Capitol Hill countdowns are different in that they go into holding patterns, sometimes for hours, sometimes for days. Political parties polarize on some issues and compromise on others. However, when they reach an agreement on the important issues, adjournment is at hand. The computers are unplugged and the desks are cleared off. At this time, that seems like a long way off for there are many loose ends flapping in the legislative breeze...
SL girls take depleted squad to Estherville (04/29/03)
Heidi Hammen finished fifth in the 400 meter hurdles, as did the 4x100 relay as Storm Lake placed sixth at the Estherville Invitational last Friday night. Spirit Lake won the meet with 125 points. Storm Lake scored seven with a depleted squad. Hammen finished the 400 hurdles with a time of 1 minute, 19.37 seconds. The 4x100 tandem of Morae Youde, Billie Blanchard, Hammen and Trish Halder had a time of 55.95 seconds...
Storm Lake places fifth at Pocahontas (04/29/03)
Dan Christiansen won the 800 meters to help Storm Lake finish in a tie for fifth place in Class A at the Pocahontas Relays last Friday. Spencer won the team title with 122 points. Storm Lake tied Webster City with 47. Lee ran the 800 meters with a time of 2 minutes, 10.94 seconds...
Area Events In Brief (04/29/03)
Spring jazz blooms in BVU public concert Valerie McClure, Storm Lake, will perform in the Buena Vista University Jazz Ensemble, on Wednesday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium, Harold Walter Siebens Forum on the BVU campus. The jazz ensemble will present a concert of "Springtime Jazz," featuring such selections as "A Nasty Bit of Blues," by Doug Beach; "In a Mellow Tone," by Oliver Nelson; "When We're Together," by Les Hooper; and "Between the Devil and The Deep Blue Sea," by Lennie Niehaus.. ...
Funeral Services (04/29/03)
CHRISTIANSEN Irene Learned Christiansen, 88, of Storm Lake, passed away Friday, April 25, 2003 in Storm Lake due to complications of kidney failure. Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 1, at the All Saints Episcopal Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Jean Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Mound Cemetery in Waupun, Wisconsin...
Pilot Guest Editorial (04/29/03)
In the April 13 Des Moines Sunday Register, there was an essay by Cal Thomas in which he proposed three basic changes that must be made in Iraq, if that country is to emerge from its recent past into a new age of freedom and prosperity. The second of these concerned education. ...