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Stories from Tuesday, June 24, 2003

For German runner, Marathon is last stop in a 50-state endurance odyssey (06/24/03)
A chemical engineer from Germany concocted a formula for a memorable day at the Marathon to Marathon on Saturday, as he completed a quest to run a marathon in all 50 states with his participation in the northwest Iowa event. Edwin Roth, a 49-year-old resident of Koeln, Germany, has run in marathons from Alaska to Florida for the past decade in an attempt to run in every state before reaching the age of 50 this September, and said he was overjoyed at being able to accomplish the feat...
Vilsacks shine in SL stage debut (06/24/03)
Storm Lake was treated to a first Saturday night as Gov. Tom Vilsack and First Lady Christie Vilsack presented the play "Love Letters" as a fundraiser for Friends of the Storm Lake Public Library. The Governor, positioned stage right, and the First Lady, stage left, were seated behind desks adorned with photographs, books and other items representative of their characters...
Schaller seeks a 'Survivor' (06/24/03)
The small screen is coming to small town Iowa next month when 24 contestants will battle to determine the sole survivor during the Schaller Popcorn Days version of the reality television show, "Survivor." For the first time, Survive This! will be included among the Schaller's Popcorn Days' festivities from July 11-12. The contest is part of this year's theme, "Popcorn Days Goes Hollywood."...
Early farm family named June winner of statewide "Good Neighbor Award' (06/24/03)
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Patty Judge announced the June winner of the "Iowa Good Neighbor Award" last week-end. "I am happy to announce that the Dennis and Terri Schmitt family of rural Early (Sac County) has been chosen by the Iowa Good Neighbor Award Selection Committee as the June Good Neighbor Award winner," Judge said...
St. Mary's to host All-School Reunion at Alta on July 5th (06/24/03)
St. Mary's High School Alumni Association will be hosting their All-School Reunion Saturday, July 5 at the Alta Community Center. The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour and the banquet meal beginning at 7:30 p.m. Six classes are celebrating their class reunions at the All-School Reunion, although other alumni also attend. Reunion classes include 1953, 1963, 1973, 1977, 1983 and 1988...
Education in Brief (06/24/03)
Computer course for seniors at ICCC Senior citizens can learn the basics of operating a personal computer at an upcoming ICCC short course to be held Monday, July 8; Tuesday, July 9; and Wednesday July 10; from 9 a.m. to Noon. Participants will become familiar with basic terminology, care of computers, word processing, e-mail and Internet. ...
Anniversaries (06/24/03)
RICE An Open House honoring the 50th wedding anniversary of Richard and Monica Rice will be hosted by their daughters, Patti, Elizabeth, Cindy and Jolene along with 11 grandchildren on Sunday, June 29, from 2-4 p.m. The celebration will be held at the Storm Lake Municipal Golf Course. Your presence at this celebration is your gift to us...
Sioux City cracks down on industry wastewater (06/24/03)
Grease traps, dry cleanups and spill prevention are some of the techniques and tools that area businesses are using to improve the quality of wastewater they send to the local treatment plant in Sioux City. Their efforts have paid off: At first, only 14 percent made it one quarter without a violation. Now, that success rate is 44 percent, according to Kelly Kistner, who manages the plant's pretreatment program and began tracking compliance in early 2001...
Will tight world grain stocks pay off for NW Iowa growers? (06/24/03)
For agriculture, a highlight of 1996 was the all-time record high corn and wheat futures prices of over $5 and $7 per bushel, respectively, in the spring and early summer. The high prices were triggered by crop problems in the U.S. and several other countries including China, according to Robert Wisner, economist, Iowa State University Extension...
Cyclones sweep Bulldogs in baseball, softball matchups (06/24/03)
The offensive strategies used by the Alta baseball and softball teams against their Aurelia opponents on Friday night may have been different, but both squads achieved the same desired result, as the Cyclones swept both matchups on the home fields of the Bulldogs...
Dalton outpaces rest of competitors to pick up victory in first M2M race (06/24/03)
An adjunct economics and accounting instructor at a small Wisconsin college was able to use a supply of enthusiasm and conditioning to overcome the demand placed on the body by running 26 miles on Saturday, capturing a win at the Marathon to Marathon in his first visit to the northwest Iowa road race...
Kenny Rodgers, Martina McBride return to Clay County Fair (06/24/03)
Two of the all-time favorites in front of the Grandstand stage will return for the 2003 edition of the Clay County Fair. Martina McBride, the reigning Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music female vocalist of the year, will take the Grandstand stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. The legendary Kenny Rogers will perform on Friday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m...
'Looking Glass' in concert at Spectacular, first for SL (06/24/03)
The United States Air Force contemporary group "Looking Glass" will be making their first appearance at the 25th annual Storm Lake Star Spangled Spectacular Friday, July 4, in concert at the tennis courts at 7 p.m. Looking Glass is a component of the Heartland of America Band stationed at Offutt AFB, Neb., and has been around for about 16 years...
Funeral Arrangements (06/24/03)
MOE Word was received Saturday, June 21 of the death of Lola Moe (Mrs. Elmer Moe), 93, of Arvada, Co., formerly of Storm Lake. Lola was a long time resident of the area and a graduate of the Sioux Rapids School, and Buena Vista College. Survivors include a son, Lael Moe and Cathy Fennelly, Arvada, Co.; daughter, Karelyn Jenne, Las Cruces, New Mexico; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren...
Letter from the Editor (06/24/03)
At this moment, both Iowa and national leaders are soaking their elbows in ice water, due to the strain of patting themselves on the back over the results of the Casey Foundation study into child well-being. There is cause for celebration, to be sure. Forty-three states improved from 1990 to 2000, and Iowa saw drops in unemployed teens, teen pregnancy, and children without health care. "Iowans should be proud," as the governor said...
Letters to the Pilot (06/24/03)
Your turn to help the firefighters TO THE EDITOR: The Storm Lake Volunteer Firefighters is made up of a wide variety of people that are your neighbors, friends and/or relatives. We could be your pharmacist, electrician, plumber, carpenter, delivery person, mechanic or work at any other job for our livelihood. ...