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Stories from Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Tribute to a Teacher (05/27/03)
West Elementary third grade teacher Dee Lewis stretches out her legs to relax while fourth-grade teacher Jacquie Bauer emcees Lewis' retirement party Friday afternoon in the West gym. Lewis is retiring next week after 30 years of teaching, including positions at West, South and East Elementary Schools in Storm Lake. Students and teachers spent the final 45 minutes of the afternoon sharing memories and celebrating Lewis' years in the district...
Iowa's top coffeehouse owners to be honored at Abner Bell's event (05/27/03)
Cyndy and Joe Coppola, owners of Java Joes Coffeehouse in Des Moines, will be honored for having Iowa's No. 1 coffeehouse at a reception Wednesday morning, May 28, in Storm Lake. Java Joes, founded by the Coppolas in 1992 in the historic Court Avenue District of Des Moines, was selected as Iowa's best in a contest sponsored by Iowa writer Chuck Offenburger and Abner Bell's Coffeehouse, where Offenburger is among the frequent customers...
BVU to hold general education summer course (05/27/03)
Buena Vista University will offer a three-credit General Education course for non-science majors this summer in Storm Lake. "General Science, Physical" will be offered during the first summer session, which runs from June 9 through July 3. The course explores the physical sciences, physics and chemistry, and will meet weekdays from 9-11:45 a.m. Summer tuition rates apply...
SL School Board plans to go wireless (05/27/03)
The Storm Lake Board of Education this week approved spending approximately $50,000 from a Star Schools grant to set up a wireless Internet connection between buildings. When the district's Internet service faced substantial increases last fall, the district used about $25,000 in the grant funding for digital service, which was a "stop-gap" measure, said Steve Scarbrough, district technology coordinator...
Wild Rescue (05/27/03)
When two deer became stuck neck-deep in the fast-drying muck of the Storm Lake dredging spoil site Friday afternoon, passers by and area DNR officials staged a daring rescue. Creating a bridge by moving sheets of plywood with them as they inched their way over the quicksand-like spoil, they reached the exhausted deer and lassoed them, while other volunteers hauled on the ropes to laboriously pull the deer to safe ground. ...
Kiwanians make waves with a sailing academy (05/27/03)
The Storm Lake HyNoon Kiwanis Club has founded the Kiwanis Community Sailing Club to provide true community sailing on beautiful Storm Lake. The program grows out of Community Education's sailing program. Community Ed donated its five sailboats to the Kiwanis' "Learn to Sail" program. The insurance carried by the Kiwanis Club makes a sailing program under it more affordable and more accessible to the community at large...
Engagements (05/27/03)
MILLER AND MORRIS Linda Miller and Russell Morris of Cameron, Mo., announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Joan and the late Melvin Miller of Storm Lake, and Forrest and Jeanna Morris of Stanberry, Mo. Linda is a graduate of Creighton University and is employed as an occupational therapist for the Cameron School System. Russell is a graduate of The University of Missouri, and is employed by Sydenstricker Farm Equip. of Cillicothe, Mo...
Open house for new library, showroom at Fratzke and Jensen (05/27/03)
Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home is holding an open house at 300 Cayuga Street in Storm Lake on Saturday, June 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to tour the funeral home and view the new library area and showroom. Funeral home directors, J. Craig Fratzke, Nathan Jensen and Chris Toomer, along with representatives from York by Artco caskets, Wilbert Vaults and Homesteaders Life Company will be available during the open house to answer questions. Refreshments will be served...
Wings and Wetlands makes a splash in the Iowa Great Lakes (05/27/03)
Members of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources continued their effort to restore the trumpeter swan population in Iowa with a release at the Iowa Great Lakes last week. Two young swans were set free at the Kettleson Hogsback Wildlife Reserve northwest of Orleans. The event was part of Dickinson County's Wings and Wetlands weekend...
Berg advances to state golf meet (05/27/03)
Andy Berg fired a 1-over-par 73 to finish third overall in a Class 3A district boys golf tournament played last Friday at Lake Creek Country Club. Berg advances to the state meet, which will be played this Friday and Saturday at the Bos Landen Resort Golf Course in Pella...
Brink, DeMan win regional doubles crown (05/27/03)
Christina Brink is going back to the state girls tennis tournament. This time she's taking Lisa DeMan with her. The Storm Lake tandem qualified for the state tournament by winning the championship at No. 1 doubles in a Class 1A regional individual tournament played last Thursday in Storm Lake...
Letter from the Editor (05/27/03)
Every year or two, there is a big controversy somewhere in Iowa at about this time of year about prayer in schools. Someone wants to get some religion into the graduation ceremony, others howl about the separation of church and state, and school officials squirm in the middle until blissful summer safely renders the issue moot...