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Stories from Thursday, July 24, 2003

Agland tax values plummet, BV faces $881,000 losses (07/24/03)
Buena Vista County could face an $881,000 loss in revenue as ag land valuations plummet this next year. That's if supervisors don't raise taxes. Even if they do, because of levy caps, the county would still be out about $382,000. Those are the figures the board started wrestling with Tuesday...
Last of the rare 'BV Edition' Winchester rifles will be auctioned (07/24/03)
The Buena Vista County Sheriff's Reserve are raffling off a collector's edition rifle as a fundraising effort to help pay for the program's costs. Tickets for the Winchester Model 94 3030, crafted by ANA Engraving in Rapid City, South Dakota, are being sold for $10 and the winner will be announced on Sept. 1, the Monday of Labor Day weekend...
Martin excited to begin role as new AHS principal (07/24/03)
A wealth of experience gained from working with students with behavior disorders could be one of the biggest assets new Alta High School principal Larry Martin will bring to the building this fall. Martin isn't expecting any trouble with behavior from AHS pupils, but the experience working with high schoolers who require extra attention has prepared him to deal with any of the challenges that could face him in his new leadership position in Alta...
Alta downtown to be assessed by state team (07/24/03)
Alta's downtown area will be assessed by top state economic development officials next week, a move city leaders hope will be the first step toward improving the physical, social, economic and political aspects of the downtown area and the community as a whole...
Watershed environment public meeting planned (07/24/03)
Farmers, landowners and the public are invited to take part in a special meeting set up to spread knowledge about environmental methods to help preserve the watershed ecology and soil resources. The Lake Preservation Association, Stalcup Ag Service, NRCS and Buena Vista Conservation District have combined to sponsor a watershed resource management seminar...
Counties hiking taxes after state credit cuts (07/24/03)
County treasurers will be sending out property tax statements in the next two weeks and citizens should expect an increase in their property taxes, says the Iowa State Association of Counties. "Unfortunately counties will have to increase property taxes due to promised tax credit reimbursements that were taken away by the state," said Dick Heidloff, ISAC president and Lyon County Treasurer. ...
Funnel clouds spotted across the area Tuesday (07/24/03)
Reports of tornados across the area Tuesday are thought to be mostly "cold weather funnels" or "water spots" caused by isolated heavy rains, according to weather officials. Funnel clouds were reported near Newell and at Nemaha Tuesday afternoon, moving south...
Economy throws a strike at CABA (07/24/03)
"Hey, is this heaven?" "No... it's Iowa." Those famous lines, from the movie "Field of Dreams," will squirt unbidden from your computer speakers, should you hit on the CABA Ultimate World Series web site, as unexpected as a wicked hop line drive up the middle...
Egg Industry At Issue (07/24/03)
For a handful of Rembrandt residents, it's still rotten eggs over Rembrandt Enterprises. At a public hearing Monday night at the Rembrandt Fire Station, several citizens voiced their concerns over odor problems with both the pullet site northwest of Rembrandt and the farmers applying chicken manure to their fields...
40th Anniversary (07/24/03)
Robert and Janet Rosenbrook, Alta, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday August 3, 2003 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Church of Christ, Alta. Hosting the event will be their daughter and family, Teresa Johnson and David, and their children. Joshua, Jared, Erin & Jacob all of Newell, Jeremy and Carrie Johnson of Waterloo, and Elizabeth of Kanawha...
Engagements (07/24/03)
PETERSON AND COOPER Ann and Bernie Onnen, Schaller, and Roger Peterson, Alta, announce the engagement of their son, Corey Peterson, to Megan Cooper, daughter of Mike and MaryAnn Cooper, Forest Lake, MN. Megan graduated in 1999 with a BS in Exercise Science from North Dakota State University and graduated in 2000 with an MS in Exercise Physiology from Iowa State University. ...
Weddings (07/24/03)
BARTLETT AND CRAMPTON The marriage of Karen Bartlett and Kevin Crampton, was celebrated on Friday, July 4th, in the afternoon at the home of Herb and Margaret Crampton. The wedding was held in the backyard of the Crampton home. The Bride is the daughter of Ken Kemp of Black Forest, Colorado. ...
Sioux Center library damaged in fire (07/24/03)
An early morning fire extensively damaged the city-owned public library. Fire Chief Dave Van Holland said firefighters responded at 4:15 a.m. to the library located a block south of the fire station in this northwest Iowa town of 6,002 people. Flames were coming through the roof of the building when firefighters arrived, Van Holland said...
Legislator sues coon dog owner (07/24/03)
A state senator who sponsored a bill to make it more difficult to collect damages in civil lawsuits is suing the owner of a coon dog which allegedly bit him while he was campaigning last summer. Sen. Ron Wieck, R-Sioux City, said in the lawsuit filed Friday in Woodbury County District Court that he was bitten while campaigning in Pierson July 18, 2002...
Alta eager for first trip to state baseball tournament (07/24/03)
Players on the Alta Cyclones baseball team will have the opportunity to bring home a piece of history with them on the bus ride from Granville tonight, as they will play Granville Spalding for the right to advance to their first-ever state tournament berth...
SL star earns national award from Gatorade (07/24/03)
Sixteen-ounce bottles of Gatorade might be items housed in the refrigerator of Storm Lake High School athlete Stacy Schmidt for a long time to come, as the maker of one of the best-known sports drinks in America has given Schmidt one of the most prestigious scholarships in the nation...
N-F, AC-T move on to regional tournaments this weekend (07/24/03)
One big inning helped Newell-Fonda knock off one of its biggest conference rivals in a district final softball game on Monday night, as the Mustangs scored three in the fourth to defeat Albert City-Truesdale, 3-1. Ashley Loos, Andrea Larsen and Alicia Tiedeman all scored in the fourth, and Ashley Hetrick relied on solid fielding from her teammates to record her 18th win of the season...
A celebration on the cob at Sioux Rapids (07/24/03)
One of the area's long-standing celebrations takes root again Friday and Saturday, with plenty of performers, parade entries, games, dances, swimming - and of course - the Tall Corn contest and the Sweet Corn Feed. "It's been a tradition around here for - well, it must be at least 50 years," said Don Yungbluth, the local barber and esteemed judge of the Tall Corn Contest...
Get set for savings (07/24/03)
Back to school time brings lots of expenses to families with children: registration fees, supplies, and clothing. Again this year, Iowa families can take advantage of the Sales Tax Holiday weekend to help with back to school costs. This is Iowa's fourth annual Sales Tax Holiday...
Funeral Arrangements (07/24/03)
Joseph Olberding Funeral services for Norman Joseph Olberding, 79, of Odebolt, will be held Thursday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Odebolt. Father John McGuirk will be officiating. He passed away on Monday, July 21, 2003, at the Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center following a battle with cancer...
The Pilot Editorial (07/24/03)
Out in the Storm Lake industrial park, there's a nice spec building that's done nothing but collect dust for several years, despite strong and consistent efforts by the Storm Lake Area Development Group to attract good new companies to the area. During the same period, about 10 entire new industrial parks and hundreds of industries have exploded across the border in Reynosa, Mexico. ...
Letters to the Pilot (07/24/03)
TO THE EDITOR: As Commodores of this year's Star Spangled Spectacular we would personally like to thank the Pilot-Tribune for all the great publicity you gave this wonderful community celebration. The Pilot-Tribune is a great newspaper for which you can be very proud, and we enjoy reading it very much. It has been an honor to serve and represent the Star Spangled Spectacular this year...