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Stories from Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Velez will resign from city council; will seat be filled? (06/17/03)
Storm Lake City Council member Hector Velez said that he will be leaving town and will have to resign his position on the council. His announcement came at yesterday's council meeting. Velez has taken a position with Tyson Fresh Meats in North Carolina. He said he will be leaving toward the end of the summer. He has been the community liaison at Tyson Fresh Meats in Storm Lake...
End of an Era (06/17/03)
From answering phones to mending scraped knees, Mary Ravenscroft has been sitting in the front office at the Storm Lake Middle School since 1976. The well-liked secretary will retire this year after 28 years with the Storm Lake Community School District...
Open pet show added to BV Fair (06/17/03)
Pet owners of Buena Vista County are invited to participate in a new event at the Buena Vista County Fair. An Open Pet Show featuring several pet classes will be held on Saturday June 21st at 1 p.m. in the 4-H Auditorium at the fairgrounds. The classes of competition will include: Best Pet Trick; Best Dressed Pet; Pet/Owner Look Alike; and Smallest/Largest Pet. An overall Best Pet owner will also be recognized. Owners may enter two categories. Any and all pets are invited...
'Parade of Nations' seeks participants (06/17/03)
The Star Spangled Spectacular wants you - and your cultural pride. A "Parade of Nations" will again be a feature of the big parade for the Fourth of July event. Everyone is welcome to march and represent their national or ethnic heritage - whether they are newly-arrived immigrants, or from stock with many generations of American history behind them...
Crafting boats with wooden spirit, classic character (06/17/03)
Jon Wiegand wiles away the hours in his basement diligently building wooden water craft, not to stay afloat financially, but merely for the fun of it and to keep the time from drifting away. "The hours just fly by when you have a project you enjoy," he said...
Drunk driving 101 (06/17/03)
"People will walk up to me and ask me how I can possibly do this. I look them in the eye and say to them, 'How could I not do this?'" After burying his son and one of his son's friends, killed in a collision with a drunk driver in 2001, the first thing Carroll resident Russ Reineke did was go to the salvage yard and buy the wreck of the van they died in, and the twisted hulk of the car that had killed them...
Engagement (06/17/03)
Amee Kruse and Jeff Lundberg, both of Alta, wish to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Parents of the couple are Trudy Kruse, Alta, Russ Kruse and Paul and Penny Lundberg, all of Storm Lake. Amee is a graduate of Storm Lake High School and is currently employed by the Buckle, Storm Lake. ...
Four people shot in Western Iowa (06/17/03)
A man shot and killed his young daughter and wounded his wife and mother-in-law before he killed himself in what authorities said Monday was an apparent murder-suicide. Troy Doherty, 28, opened fire on his family Sunday evening at their rented farmhouse near Greenfield, said Bob Henderson, special agent with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said...
Pator blends art, sports in his ministry (06/17/03)
Carving in wood or stone. Biking 35 miles. Preaching a sermon. Activities like these all fall within the comfort zone, and perhaps a typical day, of the Rev. Scott Duffus. Duffus, 46, is interim pastor at St. James Lutheran Church in Mason City. He blends art and spirituality into a unique ministry...
Panthers unable to push across runs during tournament (06/17/03)
A lack of runs at the plate led to a long afternoon for the St. Mary's softball team at the CYO Tournament in Storm Lake on Saturday, as the Panthers came up short in three games at the Field of Dreams. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 7, St. Mary's 3 A three-run third inning was not enough for St. Mary's to overcome an early five-run deficit in the first game of the CYO Tournament, and the Panthers fell to the Fort Dodge St. Edmond Gaels, 7-3...
Tornadoes take advantage of team speed to outrun Orabs (06/17/03)
A rash of thievery helped the Storm Lake baseball team run away with a conference win over Sheldon on Friday night, as the Tornadoes used seven stolen bases to propel them to a 6-1 victory at home. Mike Keller and Mike Miller led the Tornado track meet on the basepaths, as each stole two bases against the Orab defense. ...
Brotherly Melodies (06/17/03)
The Hecht Brothers will return to this year's Star Spangled Spectacular, performing on the afternoon of Friday, July 4, at the Bandshell. The Hecht Brothers hail from Lytton, and have been performing for more than 30 years. They perfected their talent growing up on a farm, and specialize in harmony in musical genres ranging from sacred classics to the Beach Boys. ...
Enties open for unique 'leapfrog' Ride/Run race (06/17/03)
Entry forms for the 24th annual Ride-Run competition are now available for interested athletes. Entry forms are available at Sportsman's and at the Perry Law Office. The race will be held Friday, July 4 at 7:30 a.m. starting at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Lake Avenue in Storm Lake. The route is around Storm Lake with water stops along the route. Race day registration is from 7-7:20 a.m...
Funeral Announcements (06/17/03)
PETERSON George V. Peterson, age 91, of Lakeside, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at the University Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 14, at 2 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, with the Reverend Jamie Cutler officiating. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery...
Letters to the Pilot (06/17/03)
TO THE EDITOR: As a wife of an employee of Tyson Fresh Meats I feel I need to voice my opinion in regards to Stewart Goslinga's editorial. [June 10, Pilot-Tribune] I agree that the spill was not an "act of god" nor an act of negligence but an accident. My husband was called into the plant about 10:20 that night and stayed till 10:30 the next morning fixing the problem. They had the spill itself contained in a short period of time...
Letter from the Editor (06/17/03)
Here's a toast to the Storm Lake Public Safety Administration and city council, for at least considering an effort to control problem drinking in this city. The city heard a proposal Monday to ban drinking specials - those "drink 'til you drown" kind of free-for-alls. ...