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Stories from Thursday, June 26, 2003

Reshaping Alta's railroad (06/26/03)
A massive new expansion of a rail car line in Alta will double the amount of grain that will be shipped from the Ag Partners site in town beginning next month, as railway workers are nearly done with a project that has been in the works for one year...
'Officer Roy' named senior volunteer of the year (06/26/03)
Life-long Storm Lake resident Roy Clough was honored yesterday as Community Education's Senior Volunteer of the Year at the PrimeTime Senior Enrichment program held at the Storm Lake Middle School. Pat Cowan, director of Community Ed, said Clough "has given to his community in numerous ways throughout the years."...
BV grad hits it big on Broadway (06/26/03)
During the mid-1960s on the Buena Vista College Storm Lake campus, the theater department presented Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Ben Mordecai, a sophomore from New York City, won the role of Hortensio - the would-be suitor who fearfully enters the stage to report that Katherina has just assaulted him with a lute, thereby providing an image of the title's "shrew" at her worst...
SPLASHDOWN! (06/26/03)
It took a couple of tense hours of delay and a call for a the brute force of a third Caterpillar bulldozer to muscle Storm Lake's dredge into the water, but with a splash and a cheer from patient onlookers, the local lake dredging era in Storm Lake began at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon...
Engagement Announcements (06/26/03)
HERRING AND SHEPHEARD Lori and Dwight Kulp of Albert City, and Steve and Gayle Shepheard, of Pomona, Kansas, would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kriste Shepheard of Storm Lake. She is engaged to Austin Herrig, of Storm Lake, son of Terry and Cindy Herrig, of Albert City. ...
Storms strike hard in western Iowa (06/26/03)
Strong storms rumbled across parts of western Iowa early Tuesday blowing off roofs and toppling branches and power lines. Powerful storms pushed through Auburn, in Sac County about 1:30 a.m., blowing off roofs and causing some structural damage to buildings, including foundations that shifted, said Brenda Brock, meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service in Des Moines...
Tatients happy with new law (06/26/03)
Iowa hospitals have spent millions of dollars to comply with new federal privacy laws, but patients say the expense is worthwhile. Changes, too, in the amount of information hospitals now release about patients has also triggered some inventive ways to communicate with clergy, law enforcement and relatives, privacy officers say...
Panthers claw from behind to stun Cyclones in seventh (06/26/03)
Matty Richardson capped off an improbable rally by driving in Michelle Drey with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh, as St. Mary's came back from a five-run deficit to shock the Alta Cyclones in Storm Lake on Tuesday night, 6-5. The Panthers were held scoreless through the first five innings by the strong pitching of Brooke Sliefert, but capitalized on four Alta errors in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 5-5, setting the stage for Richardson's two-out heroics in the bottom of the final frame.. ...
Alta comes back to defeat St. Mary's in baseball game (06/26/03)
In the end, the St. Mary's Panthers ran out of comeback magic. St. Mary's battled back to tie its Northwest Conference baseball game against Alta at home twice and take the lead once on Tuesday night, but two runs by the Cyclones in the top of the seventh proved to be too much for the Panthers to overcome, falling to Alta, 8-7...
The family that rocks together... (06/26/03)
"We had basically quit gigging, but the kids wanted to play, and we missed the fun of being on the road to all the northwest Iowa celebrations, so we got it back together again," Randy said of the popular band "Nightwatch." Music lovers gave the group an enthusiastic welcome at the Linn Grove River Jamboree stage last weekend, and before that, they proved the highlight of the Cherokee Rodeo Parade. ...
Boathouse: The Collection (06/26/03)
If you have sharp eyes, you can spot a new detail nearly every time, from an antique bike hanging from the ceiling over your table to a real six-foot swordfish with a gaze that seems to follow you around the room. For owner Gary Gaffney and manager Audra Bentsen, the enjoyment patrons get out of the unique surroundings is all part of the charm of the Lake Avenue eatery...
Pilot Editorial (06/26/03)
The word is that Iowa Republican legislative leaders are planning to sue Governor Tom Vilsack, steaming over the veto of a planned income tax cut from the huge economic stimulation package finally signed into law recently. Is it political sour grapes, or an orchestrated move all about future control of Terrace Hill heading into an election cycle? It doesn't really matter...
Letters to the Pilot (06/26/03)
TO THE EDITOR: This letter is sent in praise of a member of the Storm Lake community that has gone beyond saying she will be open-minded and supportive of citizens that are mentally or physically challenged, to actually providing an opportunity to such an individual. That person is Susan Stone, the director of the Storm Lake Public Library...
Editor's Opinion (06/26/03)
Who is the greatest athlete in the world? Asking that question is a good way to end up in a brawl at the local pub, and it's unlikely you'll ever get a clear answer. Is a runner more athletic that a swimmer, is the power of a weight-lifter more impressive than the agility of a basketball player?...