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Stories from Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Task force begins BV Jail expansion effort (05/06/03)
The first meeting of the county's Jail Expansion Task Force was mostly an organizational affair, with members electing officers before touring the existing jail facility. Members of the task force include Board of Supervisors Chair Herb Crampton, County Supervisor Bill Lanphere, Glen Huntington, Storm Lake City Administrator John Call, Public Safety Director Mark Prosser, Dave Stanton, Bill Strawn, Wayne Westergaard, Dale Arends, Ralph Mosbo and Buena Vista County Sheriff Chuck Eddy...
SL seniors receive awards from Dollars for Scholars (05/06/03)
The Storm Lake Dollars for Scholars organization gave 67 monetary awards totaling $28,500 to community students during its annual Dollars for Scholars awards ceremony Sunday afternoon at the Storm Lake Middle School. Seniors from Storm Lake High School and St. Mary's High School received both general DFS awards and designated scholarships from a number of community sponsors...
City looks at Seneca Place Apartments (05/06/03)
The City of Storm Lake continues to explore its options on Seneca Place Apartments after the city council refused to take up a motion to supply the financially-troubled low-income housing complex a $10,000 loan. City Administrator John Call said the city is continuing to look at possibilities for some kind of local support, such as an in-kind donation of computer equipment. Call said the Iowa Finance Authority is also working on getting a new general manager for the complex...
Park plan challenge (05/06/03)
There's a $40,000 "void" before work can get underway on a Storm Lake State Park Master Plan, says Storm Lake Mayor Jon Kruse. The total cost of producing such a plan is $90,000, he said. The Storm Lake City Council met with landscape architect David Ciaccio yesterday at the council's regular meeting to begin the process. It was the first time the proposal for a state park was presented to the council...
Gigantic balloons add 'Spectacular' flair to parade (05/06/03)
Giant character balloons similar to those immortalized by the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will appear for the first time in Storm Lake during this summer's special 25th anniversary of the Star Spangled Spectacular. Commodores Barb and Ed Anderson report that local sponsors have been secured for at least six giant, helium-filled balloons to appear in this year's parade. ...
Governor and first Lady to perform on Storm Lake stage in fundraiser (05/06/03)
Governor Tom Vilsack and wife Christie will become actors next month in Storm Lake, starring in the play "Love Letters" as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Storm Lake Library. Libraries and literacy have been key issues for the first lady, who recently visited the local library to read to children...
Palo Alto residents push gambling proposal (05/06/03)
The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors could set the date for a countywide gaming referendum after Emmetsburg leaders submitted a petition that calls for a special election. Diane Hamilton, a Storm Lake resident who is vice chair of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, says a proposed Five Island Lake floating casino wouldn't automatically negate efforts for a gambling boat in Dickinson County or the preliminary discussion of a boat on Storm Lake...
Lightning cause of fire at Arthur, one fatality (05/06/03)
A woman has died in a fire that officials say was likely caused by lightning striking her northwest Iowa home. Firefighters were called to the home, about two miles north of Arthur, early Sunday morning. The woman's name wasn't immediately released because family members hadn't been notified, said Arthur Fire Chief Paul Rydberg...
S-C's Bloyer sets meet record at River Valley Invite (05/06/03)
Monica Bloyer set a new meet record in the 400 meter hurdles, and the 4x400 relay set a new school record as Schaller-Crestland finished third in the River Valley Invitational. Galva-Holstein won the team title with 119 points. The Wildcats were third with 61 and Aurelia 10th with 19.5...
Tornadoes run away with SL Invitational title (05/06/03)
Shane Maier set two new meet records in winning two events, and Mike Keller won two events as Storm Lake ran away with the team title in the Storm Lake Invitational last Friday at Tornado Stadium. Storm Lake racked up 114 points. Carroll was second with 99, Newell-Fonda third with 66 and Storm Lake St. Mary's seventh with 20...
Funeral Arrangements (05/06/03)
McDONOUGH Marilyn J. McDonough, 59, of Carbon Cliff, Illinois, formerly of Storm Lake and Cherokee, passed away May 2, 2003, at Illini Hospital, Silvis, Illinois. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday at Van Hoe Funeral Home in East Moline. Burial will be in Moline Memorial Park Cemetery, Moline...
Letters to the Pilot (05/06/03)
The Iowa values TO THE EDITOR: The Iowa Values Fund, Tax Reform Legislation and Regulatory Reform Legislation have been approved by the Iowa House of Representatives and are now in the hands of the State Senate and we urge all Iowans to support this economic development package. ...
Letter from the Editor (05/06/03)
"Suckers." That's how the singer in a university band described the students who went out and took part in the Buenafication Day events around town the other day. The alternative to this rather strong-armed approach to community volunteerism, no doubt, would have been to vegetate, hiding in the cramped dorm rooms, squinting at those laptop computers that seem to now grow out of the students' fingers - or to hit the bars a little earlier...