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Stories from Thursday, May 8, 2003

Books appear unexpectedly in new program (05/08/03)
If you find a copy of "Moby Dick" or "Harry Potter" - or any other book for that matter - on a park bench or in a coffeeshop, apparently forgotten there by its owner, remember: It might not have been... it could have been left there - just for you...
Guzman to bring evaluation team to Alta in July (05/08/03)
The head of the Main Street Iowa program will be coming to Alta later this summer to evaluate the entire business community, and economic development officials say the visit could prove to be the starting point of economic revitalization in town. Dr. ...
City Council tables decision on budget cuts for FY03-04 (05/08/03)
The Alta City Council tabled action concerning new cuts in the 2003-04 city budget on Monday night, opting to wait one month and carefully consider how best to approach a projected loss of nearly $30,000 in state aid over the next fiscal year. The Iowa House and Senate passed a bill at the end of the regular session two weeks ago that would cut $70 million in state funding to city and county governments. ...
City Council approves requests to help 'Taste of Storm Lake' (05/08/03)
The Storm Lake City Council approved various requests to help the Thursday night "Taste of Storm Lake" run smoothly in downtown Storm Lake. The council agreed to provide barricades for events at the corner of Lake Avenue and West 5th Street and allow food to be served on the sidewalk...
Lessons From the Pioneer Prairie (05/08/03)
Each spring, the Elk Center One-Room School Museum comes to life, hosting classes for area third graders just as children would have experienced in 1872, complete with ink wells, ciphering, pioneer-style games and period costumes. Local historians portray teachers of the era...
'Common Ground' (05/08/03)
The next time Storm Lake and immigration are brought up on the national stage, Max Cardenas hopes it is a message of inclusive "positivity." "It's a great experience to see how immigration is acting as a catalyst for development and rejuvenation in all areas of the state," said Cardenas, who is the Iowa Project director for the Center for New Community, an independent, non-profit, faith-based organization seeking to equip and organize communities to respond to organized racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and other forms of bigotry.. ...
Ag-Citement spreads for BV youth (05/08/03)
Hundreds of fourth graders from across Buena Vista County learned about combines and food supply chains on Tuesday and Wednesday, as they participated in a daylong event meant to help them gain a greater appreciation about agriculture and how it affects their lives...
Engagement (05/08/03)
ZOCH AND DEMAN Brent Zoch, Aurelia, and Tammy DeMan, Alta, are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage on June 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta. Parents of the couple are Willie DeMan, Alta, Shirley Schirmer, Milo, Lisa DeMan, Alta, and Lynne and Deniece Mattheis, Aurelia...
Aurelia wins meet, but N-F claims title wins meet, but N-F claims title (05/08/03)
Kolin Peterson fired a 36 to capture runner-up medalist honors in help Aurelia win the fifth in a series of Northwest Conference boys golf tournaments played on Monday at Fonda Golf Course. Aurelia finished with a team score of 153 strokes. Newell-Fonda and Sioux Central were second with a 156, followed by Pomeroy-Palmer at 162, Sac City 167, Alta 170, Albert City-Truesdale 178, Schaller-Crestland 181 and Storm Lake St. Mary's 190...
Tornado Relays (05/08/03)
STORM LAKE - Paige Havens and Amy Wulfekuhler finished first in their respective events, and two relay teams were victorious to help Storm Lake finish sixth in the Tornado Relays Tuesday night at Tornado Stadium. Emmetsburg won the meet with 83 points. Storm Lake scored 60. Eight teams participated...
Kuehl and Payer to celebrate 20th anniversary Friday morning (05/08/03)
The officers and employees of Kuehl and Payer, Ltd. invite the public to a 20th anniversary open house on Friday, May 9, at Kuehl and Payer's Storm Lake office, located at 1725 North Lake Avenue in Storm Lake. This will coincide with the Chamber Coffee that Kuehl and Payer will host that day. The hours are 10 to noon...
Funeral Arrangements (05/08/03)
BJORK Carl Herbert Bjork, age 90, of Albert City, passed away on Saturday, May 3, at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City with Reverend David Bernhardt officiating. Interment was in the Fairfield Township Cemetery. The Sliefert - Asmus Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of the arrangements...
Letters to the Pilot (05/08/03)
Where's the band? TO THE EDITOR: What's a 4th of July Star Spangled Spectacular Parade without your own town's band? I was deeply disappointed with the adverse publicity Storm Lake received in the past couple of weeks in the newspapers, television and radio newscasts. The high school band director has made his point about not wanting the students to march behind horses and having to contend with some of the results...