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Stories from Thursday, May 29, 2003

Original 'Beatle' Pete Best to appear in SL Spectacular (05/29/03)
So what does the original drummer for The Beatles do when he comes to Iowa? Well, he goes to a parade, signs autographs, plays some softball and then plays rock music like you wouldn't believe. Pete Best, the "Fifth Beatle," will appear in the Big Parade for the Star Spangled Spectacular on the Fourth of July and sign autographs in the Artist's Alley. ...
SLHS celebrates academic successes for 131 grads (05/29/03)
Hundreds of pupils in the Class of 2003 added the words "former Storm Lake High School student" to their resumes this past weekend, receiving their treasured diplomas in front of hundreds of parents, relatives and friends. A total of 131 pupils walked across the stage inside the SLHS gym on Sunday, the highlight of a Commencement ceremony which included speeches, music and recognition of those who achieved noteworthy academic success over the past four years...
Grad Day! (05/29/03)
Almost 800 students received degrees last Sunday from Buena Vista University, including students on the Storm Lake campus and from BVU's 16 centers across the state. The afternoon began with the traditional processional through the Victory Arch, led by bagpiper Archie MacKay of Aurelia. Of the 794 degree recipients, about 530 took part in the commencement ceremony...
BV County collects birds for tests (05/29/03)
Buena Vista County Environmental Health will collect crows, cardinals and blue jays this year to test for West Nile Virus, according to Kim Johnson, director of the county department. West Nile Virus is carried by mosquitoes and can cause an infection called West Nile Encephalitis - an inflammation of the brain, which can be caused by bacteria or viruses...
Hands on a Buick (05/29/03)
Keeping your hand on a car for an hour, let alone 36, can be quite a feat, so it doesn't hurt to carry some reading material with you. Six local civic and non-profit organizations are competing for $5,000 in the form of a 1995 Buick Century pictured above, which is being donated by Storm Lake's three auto dealers, Fitzpatrick's, Rasmussen's and Schuelke's. ...
Alta 125 Year Committee to meet June 2 (05/29/03)
Members of the Alta 125 Year Celebration Planning Committee will hold their next meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 2, at The Depot in downtown Alta. All citizens are welcome to attend and provide input for the celebration. Organizers of the Quasquicentennial, which will be held Aug. 29-31, will discuss preparations for the parade, opening ceremonies, windmill tour, bike ride and games at the City Park...
City cleanup days to be held next two Tuesdays (05/29/03)
The City of Alta will have a free pickup of junk items from local residents during the month of June. The following items should be on the curb by 7 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, June 3: All appliances, except those containing a refrigerant (refrigerators and freezers that are disconnected and properly degassed will be picked up), objects primarily made of metal such as bicycles, lawn mowers and grills, and furniture items such as sofas, mattresses and televisions...
ASD board okays elementary kitchen remodeling project (05/29/03)
Members of the Alta school board approved and accepted bids from several companies last week for a project to remodel the kitchen in the elementary school building. The board approved a bid from Taylor Industries of Sioux Falls, S.D., of $17,826.40 for several items, including a convection oven ($8,156.40), a dishwasher ($5,930), a dishtable ($1,900), a disposer ($1,315), a pre-rinse unit ($175), and freight costs ($350)...
Engagement (05/29/03)
Donna Nielsen of Portland Oregon daughter of Dennis and Betty Nielsen of Fonda and Jason Rippeteau of Portland Oregon son of Steve and Linda Rippeteau of Fort Madison announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The wedding date is July 19, and will be held in Portland, Oregon, with a reception on August 23. ...
Movie maker sheds light on meth problem in 'Iowa' (05/29/03)
Residents of this southeast Iowa town watched from their cars and front porches as filming began last week for the independent movie "Iowa." Crews filmed in a neighborhood church, a bowling alley and in a rural Appanoose County home. But some Centerville residents have been able to do more than just watch...
Newell-Fonda splits pair of games (05/29/03)
Matt Stauter allowed three hits and struck out eight over five innings to help Newell-Fonda opened its season with a 7-2 victory over Galva-Holstein in the first game of the Aurelia Memorial Day Tournament on Monday. Newell-Fonda lost the championship game 9-3 to Okoboji...
Aurelia advances to state golf meet (05/29/03)
Jessica Monical fired an 81 to finish third overall in helping Aurelia advance to the girls state golf tournament after winning a Class 1A regional tournament on Tuesday at Holstein Country Club. Aurelia finished with a team score of 352 strokes. LeMars Gehlen was second with a 380, followed by Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto at 394, Hinton at 397, Sac City at 413, West Lyon at 416 and Central Lyon at 447...
Three events place for SL at state meet (05/29/03)
Amy Wulfekuhler earned all-state honors by finishing fifth in the long jump at the 2003 girls state track and field meet last Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines. Wulfekuhler leaped 17 feet, 10 1/2 inches, which was in the top six jumps in all three classes. She ends her career with a third, a sixth, a third and a fifth place medal during her four years...
GPLS locates new office in downtown Storm Lake (05/29/03)
A prominent Midwest utility line locating company is settling into a new district office in downtown Storm Lake, expanding its office space in town in hopes of seeing similar growth in its future business in the region. Great Plains Locating Service (GPLS), an underground utility locating company based out of Omaha, has moved its district office in Storm Lake from the Colonial Arcade into a building in the 200 block of E. ...
Funeral Arrangements (05/29/03)
Walby Genevieve (Jane) Candor Walby, age 92 of Storm Lake, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial Services were held Tuesday, May 27, at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake with Rev. Duane Queen officiating...
Pilot Guest Editorial (05/29/03)
Storm Lake "City Beautiful" and Buena Vista County (small towns and Ag Business Central) is where I grew up on a family farm production business. I was small town educated and I am proud of these facts. I grew up in the 1970s when the agriculture economy was exceptionally good - commodity prices were good, land values stable and strong, inflation was becoming a problem. ...
Letters to the Pilot (05/29/03)
Volunteers make the action happen TO THE EDITOR: When the community works together, good things happen. With the help of the following businesses and organizations, VIA (Volunteers in Action) was able to offer Money Smart, a FDIC program that helps individuals build financial knowledge, develop financial confidence, and use banking services effectively. ...
Community Voices (05/29/03)
Millions of dollars. That's the sticker shock people get when they find out how much it will cost to dredge Storm Lake. But let's take a look at the whole picture. The first question people might ask is: How is this going to help our community? Besides the obvious answer of knowing that it will improve wildlife, fishing and the aesthetic beauty of the lake, it will also help Storm Lake's pocketbook. ...