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Stories from Tuesday, May 20, 2003

City, Bil-Mar make water pact (05/20/03)
The City of Storm Lake and Bil-Mar/Sara Lee have entered into a water agreement that will guarantee revenue for water plant renovation if that industry should ever dramatically cut water use or leave town. It is similar to an agreement reached last year between the city and IBP/Tyson, and something council members have asked city staff to work on...
Mason honored for academic achievements by Vilsack, ISU (05/20/03)
Nemaha resident Justin Mason, a 2003 graduate of Storm Lake High School, was recently recognized for his achievements in the classroom at two separate awards ceremonies by Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack. Mason was honored at the 2003 Governor's Scholar Recognition Program on April 27 in Des Moines, and then returned to Des Moines on May 6 for the State of Iowa Scholars Awards Ceremony. Mason was one of 450 students who received $400 scholarships through the State of Iowa Scholar Program...
Alta to host citywide garage sale (05/20/03)
A citywide garage sale will be held in Alta on Saturday, June 7, throughout the day. The deadline for signup for the garage sale is May 30. There will be a $5 fee to be included on the map of garage sale locations. To sign up or for more information, contact Jan at The Garden Gate at 284-2526...
AMVETS to celebrate 55th anniversary in June (05/20/03)
AMVETS Post 66 of Storm Lake will be celebrating the 55th anniversary year of its organization June 2nd to June 8th. Nationally, the AMVETS was organized in October of 1945 and received its first federal charter signed by President Harry S. Truman in 1947...
Hogrefe selected as Sorbe Scholarship recipient (05/20/03)
Timothy Hogrefe, the son of Gary and Julie Hogrefe of Albert City and a 2003 graduate of Albert-City-Truesdale High School, has been named as the 2003 recipient of the Shirley Sorbe Memorial Scholarship. Hogrefe was selected from a field of 16 candidates from Buena Vista County due to his exemplary personal and professional qualities, achievements and attitude...
Beards, bikes, barn dancing and more at Alta's 125th birthday bash (05/20/03)
The celebration of the 125th year of existence of Alta may still be three months away, but excitement is beginning to build among community residents. Members of the Quasquicentennial Planning Committee are beginning to finalize plans for the celebration, which will take place Aug. 29-31. The festivities will include parades, games, sports tournaments, dances and many food booths...
SM grads set out to color their futures (05/20/03)
In the mediums of crayons and tears, Kathleen Hansen painted a poignant picture of things to come at St. Mary's High School commencement, her own career at the school ending with the academic years of the 27 graduating seniors. Hansen came to the school the year that the seniors started kindergarten, she served as principal during many of their years, and she has announced that she will leave after this school year. ...
City holds on State Park planning cost (05/20/03)
While the Storm Lake City Council approved a $400,000 commitment to purchase the Harbor House and $12,500 to secure a $50,000 grant, council members have decided to wait before approving a contract with a landscape architect to develop a master plan for a Storm Lake State Park...
Anniversary (05/20/03)
will be celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary on May 22. Their children are Mary and David Heikes, of Kansas City, Jean and Wayne Kender, of Minneapolis, Paul and Elaine Campbell, of St. Paul, and John and Teresa Campbell of Storm Lake. They have eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. They will be celebrating with their family at a later date...
Environmental officials push for standards (05/20/03)
State environmental regulators say they will continue efforts to enact tougher air quality standards for factory farms, despite such rules being tossed out by lawmakers. "We're not going to give up," said Wayne Gieselman, chief of environmental protection for the Iowa DNR...
Hunters help save a carbon monoxide striken family (05/20/03)
Authorities released no new information Monday morning about a mother and her five children who were found unresponsive after their sport utility vehicle became stuck in 2 feet of water. The woman and children, whose names weren't released, were taken to University Hospitals with carbon monoxide poisoning. Hospital officials declined to comment...
SL boys advance to district golf meet (05/20/03)
The Storm Lake boys golf team will have homecourse advantage this Friday as it advanced to district play after finishing third in a Class 3A sectional tournament played last Friday at Spencer Golf & Country Club. Spencer, Humboldt and Storm Lake all advance to the district tournament, which will be played at Lake Creek Country Club...
Boys state tract berths locked up (05/20/03)
Three area athletes qualified for the state track and field meet in two individual events to highlight performances at a Class 1A district meet on Saturday in Laurens. The top three place finishers in each event qualify for the state meet, which will be May 30-31 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines...
Four in a row for SL (05/20/03)
Four and counting. The Storm Lake boys track and field team captured its fourth consecutive Lakes Conference championship by winning the league meet last Friday night at Spirit Lake. Storm Lake scored 99 points to beat LeMars by seven. Spencer was third with 76...
AC Threshermen plan 33rd anniversary show (05/20/03)
The past will come to life again this summer, when the Albert City Threshermen and Collectors Show will celebrate its 33rd anniversary with a big celebration August 8-10. The 2003 show will feature Oliver tractors and equipment as the theme machines, plus a recreation of the old-time "Hart Parr Strap Test." The Iowa Cornbelt Chapter of the Hart Parr Oliver Collectors Association summer convention will also be located at the festival this year...
Funeral Annoucements (05/20/03)
HAACK Eldora Hazel Haack, age 93, of Early, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at the Twilight Acres Nursing Home in Wall Lake. On February 4, 1910, a tiny, brown-eyed baby girl, to be named Eldora Hazel Jackson, blessed Herbert and Jessie Jackson on their farm known as the "Jackson Fruit Farm" at rural Newell. She joined siblings Merle and Isabelle, to be later joined by Marion and Lorraine...
Letters to the Pilot (05/20/03)
TO THE EDITOR: Last year, the Native American Journalists Association called upon news organizations to stop printing sports mascots and nicknames that depict Native Americans by 2004. I write today on behalf of Grinnell College's Native American Student Association and coalition of Anti-Racist Whites to request that you heed their call...
Iowa Opinions (05/20/03)
For too many years, many of Iowa's bright young people have been leaving Iowa for better opportunities and higher-paying jobs in other states. Many of them do not return to live in Iowa again. If this "brain drain" continues, as older workers retire, Iowa will soon face a severe workforce shortage that will threaten the long-term stability and prosperity of our state. ...