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Stories from Thursday, June 19, 2003

Young area diabetic takes her message to Congress (06/19/03)
Erin Safley, 12, is one of nearly 200 children from throughout the U.S. selected to make an emotional pilgrimage to Capitol Hill later this year to remind Congress and the Administration of the critical need to find a cure for a disease they live with every day - juvenile diabetes...
Alta corn growers encouraged to vote in 2003 Iowa Corn Promotion Board elections (06/19/03)
Corn growers in the Alta area will be able to vote to elect fellow producers who will represent them on the Iowa Corn promotion Board during a District 1 election on July 8. Balloting will take place at the Buena Vista County and Cherokee County Extension Offices between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Any grower who produced and marketed at least 250 bushels of field corn in the past year is eligible to vote in the election...
Alta Chamber discusses possibility of starting up new website in future (06/19/03)
Members of the Alta Chamber of Commerce are discussing the possibility of beginning a new website that would be more accessible to visitors using search engines and could be updated more frequently. The subject of a new website was brought up at the monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting at The Depot on Monday...
County Conservation Board offers camp (06/19/03)
Buena Vista County Conservation Board is offering two EXPLORE 2003 day camps on Tuesday, June 24, at Sturchler Park west of Newell and Thursday, June 26, at South Cove Park in Storm Lake both from 9 a.m. until noon. Each day will be full of fun and educational activities such as hiking, fishing, crafts and games...
Spectacular memories (06/19/03)
The Grand Marshals for "25 Spectacular Years" are smiling extra wide as they think back over the past 25 years of Spectacular fun and countless memories they and they are spouses created. Storm Lakers Marge Hunzelman, Regina Laird and Don Elk will serve as the 2003 Star Spangled Spectacular Grand Marshals. Their late spouses - Bill Hunzelman, Del Laird and Liz Elk - were the original founders of the Spectacular...
Hey Ump! Are you blind?? (06/19/03)
The first baseman dribbles the baseball between his legs as the sprinting runner, helmet tipped to the back of his head, stomps on the plate. The umpire juts his thumb in the air. "Out!" he shouts. The parents and fans erupt from the aluminum stands...
Anniversary (06/19/03)
~Schaller Anniversary Marcia and George Schaller celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on June 15. Here's to another 40 years! Love, Harry and Lynn, Ian, Adam and Olivia, Mark and Vicky, Gabi, Anna and Claire.
Engagements (06/19/03)
PERTZBORN and BROWN Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pertzborn are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Brook Pertzborn to Jeffrey L. Brown, of Pennsville, NJ. Brooke and Jeff will be married in a private beachside ceremony November 8, in Key West, FL. Brooke is employed as a Clinical Specialist for Medtronic and Jeff is a Pharmaceutical Sales Reg. for AstraZeneca. The couple will reside in Tampa, FL...
New voting technology debuts at area meeting (06/19/03)
Iowa Secretary of State Chet Culver will conduct a statewide public meeting in Spencer to discuss election reform in Iowa. The meeting will be held on Thursday, June 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Clay County Administration Building, 300 West 4th Street. This is one of 13 meetings being held across Iowa in June and July...
Possible year round classes in the works in Eastern Iowa (06/19/03)
Two eastern Iowa school districts are considering switching to year-round classes. Administrators in the Pleasant Valley district said a high level of community support - as much as 80 percent - is needed before the change could be considered. "If we are going to move forward with this, I think we ought to set a level of what we will accept as indication that the community supports this," Superintendent Spelhaug said...
Storm Lake's Young Guns (06/19/03)
Anna Paulsen, Trish Halder and Morgan Darrow aren't old enough to receive automatic invitations to the Prom, buy lottery tickets or call themselves upperclassmen yet. They're just old enough to give Storm Lake the type of high-caliber pitching most coaches would love to see on their mounds this season...
Tornadoes jump over E-burg early to claim road victory (06/19/03)
Storm Lake scored two runs in the fourth and four in the fifth to jump out to a 7-1 lead, and then held off a late Emmetsburg rally to win the Lakes Conference softball matchup Monday, 7-5. The Tornadoes (10-3 overall, 4-0 Lakes), were paced the trio of Billie Blanchard, Heather Storm and Molly Daniels, who each had two runs batted in. Storm went 2-4 with an RBI double and an RBI single, Blanchard was 2-2 with an RBI sacrifice grounder and walk, and Daniels drove in two runs with a double...
ATV events add to Cherokee Fair fun (06/19/03)
There's lots of new fun and excitement at the Cherokee County Fair this year, from two rollicking grandstand concerts to a demo derby and an ATV Extravaganza. The fair runs July 10-13 at the fairgrounds in Cherokee. Thursday features a concert by "4 Sisters & a Cousin," a high energy variety show, starting at 7:30 p.m...
Dragon boats make waves in LG (06/19/03)
The Little Sioux River in Linn Grove promises an afternoon of fun on the water for all ages. The Dragon Boat races are a part of Linn Grove's 1st Annual River Jamboree, which will take place Saturday, June 21. Committee members have constructed a prototype Dragon Boat that will maneuver it's way through an obstacle course on the Little Sioux River...
New manager named at Lakeview Manor (06/19/03)
The Retirement Housing Foundation has hired Bev Delp as the new manager for the Lakeview Manor Apartment Building. Also hired as service coordinator is Cheryl Gouldin, who is part of the Buena Vista County Public Health staff. The retirement community is sponsored by The Retirement Housing Foundation, a national non-profit organization. The mission of RHF is to provide a range of housing options and services for the elderly, low-income families and persons with disabilities...
Funeral Arrangements (06/19/03)
ASHMORE Carol Jean (Thies) (Seavey) Ashmore, age 62, of Storm Lake, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2003, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 18, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alta with Reverend Kevin Huss officiating. Interment was in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. The Sliefert - Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Pilot Opinion (06/19/03)
The country isn't as country as it used to be. There's fewer family farms and more farm factories. There's fewer farm kids on fewer rural school bus routes. There are fewer pastures and more sprawling confinements. Less Waylon and more wailing. Thank goodness for the country fairs, and especially our own Buena Vista County Fair. We need it as much as it needs us...
Letters to the Pilot (06/19/03)
TO THE EDITOR: The front page article in your June 14 edition, titled "Council may ban booze specials in SL," told readers that I am opposed to a local ordinance banning alcoholic beverage specials. That statement is inaccurate and regrettable, especially given that the author apparently had possession of my May 29 letter to Chief Prosser on this subject. Moreover, the article unfortunately omits the steps being taken by the higher education community in Iowa to combat drink specials...