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Stories from Tuesday, July 8, 2003

Freeman warns area's being 'set-up' to be short-changed on Highway 20 plan (07/08/03)
Local State Representative Mary Lou Freeman feels northwest Iowa is being set up for a financial sucker punch, and particularly at-risk are dollars to finish the four-lane corridor of Highway 20, as well as other transportation needs. "This is definitely a set-up," said Freeman, a veteran lawmaker from Alta...
Hy-Vee hands out over $13,000 to area schools (07/08/03)
The Storm Lake Hy-Vee presented its annual Shop Smart for Education awards. This year, a total of $13,589.33 was distributed to 24 participating schools. This is the sixth year the Storm Lake Hy-Vee has offered the Shop Smart for Education program. Since it began in 1998, a total of $79, 639.71 has been awarded to area schools and preschools...
Upcoming office technology courses at ICCC (07/08/03)
Several office technology courses will be offered by the Iowa Central Community College Storm Lake Center starting in the fall. Accounting Essentials will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:40-4:10 p.m. A second session will be held Monday evenings from 6 - 9:10 p.m...
Presidential hopeful Gephardt to hit health issues in Storm Lake (07/08/03)
Congressman Dick Gephardt and candidate for the Democratic nomination for president will be in Storm Lake Thursday afternoon. At 1:30 p.m., Gephardt will meet with Storm Lake and Buena Vista County leaders in government and the business community to discuss the rising costs of health care and the impact on employee benefits. The discussion will take place at Abner Bell's Coffeehouse in Storm Lake...
Firefighters battle chemical flash blaze at Super Wash (07/08/03)
A flash fire in Storm Lake Sunday afternoon caused a three-block area to be evacuated around the Super Wash car wash, although the fumes that caused the concern were later found to be non-toxic. On Sunday at approximately 5:17 p.m., the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to Super Wash at 325 East Milwaukee Ave. Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy white smoke coming out of two wash bays on the east side of the complex...
Task Force seeks input on BV County Jail (07/08/03)
The Buena Vista County Jail Task Force has begun the process of assessing the space needs of the county jail to develop a list of options for the county board of supervisors to consider. Their analysis will also consider the long-term needs of other departments...
Civil War camp delights fans (07/08/03)
The cannon blasts amid shouts from soldiers. Acrid black powder permeates the air and the Union soldiers in their blue, wool uniforms mill about in action. One soldier of the 2nd Battery Light Infantry Unit from Sac County clutches his hand as blood drips from a battle wound...
Engagements (07/08/03)
OLSON AND REESE Harry and Mary Reese of Laurens and Leland and Vicky Olson of Marathon are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Amanda Renae Reese and Brian Alan Olson. Mandy is employed by Buena Vista Regional Medial Center as a radiologic technologist. Brian farms near Albert City...
A decade after the record flood, Iowa is still just as vulnerable (07/08/03)
A decade after the devastating floods of 1993, the state still has a long way to go to protect itself against another deluge. Iowans across the state have completed projects to help deal with floods. State and federal agencies have helped parts of Iowa rebuild levees, improve sewers and bridges, put up flood gates and install giant pumps. Towns have spent $58 million of federal and state taxpayer money through 2001 on buyouts of properties in flood-prone areas, according to state data...
Zeroes equal wins for SL's Anderson (07/08/03)
In most sports, putting up zeroes isn't something many athletes want to strive for. In Erin Anderson's case, though, a string of zeroes helped her turn nothing into a big something last week, as she hurled three straight no-hitters against a pair of opponents...
St. Mary's keeps conference title hopes alive with win (07/08/03)
Consistent hitting in all seven innings helped Storm Lake St. Mary's earn a Northwest Conference victory on the road on Thursday evening over Sac City, 6-1. The Panthers were able to pound out 14 hits in the game against the Indians, but did not score more than two runs in any inning. St. Mary's put together scoring rallies of two in the first, one in the second, two in the third and one in the sixth...
Mini golf, soldier welcome, food and crafts at Ridiculous Days (07/08/03)
It's that time of the year again! The Fourth of July is over and the summer sales will soon begin. Ridiculous Days in Storm Lake is planned for Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26. There are two big days of sidewalk sales and activities for everyone. The merchants are planning numerous specials to be set out on the blocked-off streets, Friday's from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m...
Travel Iowa (07/08/03)
There's a first time for everything. In Iowa, visitors are invited to experience the important people, structures and inventions that have secured their place as the first in history...
Funeral Arrangements (07/08/03)
JONES Sylvia M. Jones, 72, of Sibley, formerly of Storm Lake, passed away on Thursday, July 3, at the Country View Manor in Sibley. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, at the Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Sac City. There will be a visitation on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service time at the funeral home. The Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (07/08/03)
Political leaders are playing up a celebration this season over a big handout of federal money to buy bulletproof vests for police, deputies and city code enforcement people in small towns to moderate cities. In the area, Alta gets four vests, Newell gets six, Spirit Lake gets eight. Clay County gets three, Sac seven and O'Brien County, one of the state's most rural, piles on nine vests worth over $3,200...
Letters to the Pilot (07/08/03)
Pass law on drink specials TO THE EDITOR: I was saddened to see the city council's response to the drink specials ordinance introduced on June 16. Chief Prosser and the city attorney proposed a well thought out and enforceable ordinance to reduce binge drinking in Storm Lake which the council quickly tabled...