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Stories from Monday, August 4, 2003

Americorps slashed (08/04/03)
A Storm Lake Americorps program will stay afloat for one more year, but only at half mast. Jennifer Movall, program director for Project UNITE, learned Friday that the program will only be allocated enough slots to accommodate nine members rather than the 31 requested. Last year, they had 15 volunteers...
Return to Senders (08/04/03)
They've been around longer than the Rolling Stones and outlasted Elvis by over 25 years, and they don't show any signs of slowing down. "Ladies and gentlemen, from Buena Vista County, Iowa, The Senders!" After 41 years, Iowa's longest running rock 'n' roll band still gets the crowds dancing and play their rock classics long into the night...
Cobblestone goes into Hall of Fame (08/04/03)
The hottest ticket selling in Iowa right now is to the Iowa RockNRoll Music Association's 2003 Hall of Fame Induction Spectacular on Sunday, Aug. 31. Advanced sales are breaking records for the event slated for The Roof Garden at Arnolds Park. Only 1,600 tickets are available...
Fall EMT-B Class available at ICCC Storm Lake Center (08/04/03)
An Emergency Medical Technician-Basic course will begin Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m. with registration and orientation. The class will meet at the Iowa Central Community College Storm Lake Center. The course will be held every Wednesday night from 6:30-10 p.m. and every other Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m...
BV emergency pros share agri-terrorism concerns (08/04/03)
Having the proper equipment to respond to agri-terrorism is a concern among area law enforcement, firefighters and first responders. That was one of the messages heard yesterday at a meeting in Storm Lake with a staff member from Senator Tom Harkin's office...
An Eruption of Education (08/04/03)
Eight Buena Vista University professors traveling to Mexico City had little reason to expect an explosive welcome. Yet just as they approached, the Popocatepetl volcano began to erupt - nature's blast a fitting match for the excitement of the educators surrounding the trip - the beginnings of BVU's new "Bridges" internationally-themed, cross-disciplinary program...
Women pastors earn respect in area pulpits (08/04/03)
For women ministers in Buena Vista County, they don't feel as if their gender has been a hindrance in their profession. If anything, it provides another understanding of the word of God, they feel. However, often it's their age that determines whether or not they've experienced any gender discrimination - or if it's even something they think about...
Wedding (08/04/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Walleck Abby Goettsch and Philip Walleck exchanged vows on May 23, at St. Joseph's Church in Milford, by Father James Bruch. Brides parents are Tom and Jan Goettsch of Galva. Grooms parents are Les and Ann Walleck of Ottawa, IL...
Engagements (08/04/03)
Reckamp and Harth Rick and Linda Reckamp are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Reckamp to Adam Harth, son of Jerri Harth. They will be married in the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alta, at 5 p.m. on September 13, 2003. Robilliard and Hoskins...
Anniversary (08/04/03)
BUMANN Marvin and Laura Bumann will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. An open house will be held on August 16th from 2 to 4 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. They were married on August 30, 1953 at Zion Lutheran. Hosting will be their three daughters, Linda and Roger Huse of Fort Dodge, Ladene and Jay Ponsor of Storm Lake and Lynette and Eric Pearson of Fort Dodge. Also hosting will be their granddaughter and six grandsons. Your presence will be their gift...
Vote determines future for troubled Arnolds Park Amusement Park (08/04/03)
Concerns have risen lately about the financial state of the Arnolds Park Amusement Park and the Maritime Museum. Some say the future of the Arnold's Park Amusement Park is in hands of the voters this weekend. These difficulties fall into the laps of the members of the Maritime Museum Board. ...
After two years, Poky Iowa Army Reservists coming home (08/04/03)
Twenty-one members of an Iowa-based Army Reserve unit who have been on active duty for nearly two years in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks are scheduled to return to Iowa on Monday., Aug 4. The soldiers, part of the 4249th Military Police Company from Pocahontas, a port security unit, have been stationed at Sunny Point, N.C. guarding the ocean terminal there...
Chargers set to take on top-rated South Hamilton (08/04/03)
David will take on Goliath in the first round of the state softball tournament Monday night, but David will be armed with more than a slingshot for the matchup at Fort Dodge. He will also have enthusiasm, a big winning streak and a rock-solid defense on his side...
Nite Out Golf League helps women learn game in relaxed atmosphere (08/04/03)
In the Nite Out Golf League, being able to laugh and enjoy the company of fellow golfers is just as important as being able to sink birdies and hit long drives. Being able to have fun is the main goal of those participating in one of the fastest-growing golf leagues in the area this summer, as the non-competitive association of female golfers has taken to heart the concept of helping fellow women learn about the game in a non-threatening environment...
Funeral Arrangements (08/04/03)
Ericksen William H. Erickson of Lakeside, formerly of Holstein, died Wednesday July 30, 2003, at the Newell Good Samaritan Center in Newell. Memorial services will be held today Saturday, Aug. 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the BV Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Pilot Editorial (08/04/03)
There are days when it isn't much fun to sit on a local government board. Tuesday will be one of those for the members of the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors. Suddenly there is controversy around the big Rembrandt Enterprises chicken-and-egg operation as it seeks a permit to expand after a couple years of operation, and the supervisors have only a shaky, fledgling "master matrix" program with which to answer...
Letters to the Pilot (08/04/03)
Don't follow a mistaken path TO THE EDITOR: When my youngest boy, Zachariah, was about three, he wandered into the bathroom, noticed a bar of soap, licked it, made a very funny face, then proceeded to lick the soap again. Not the brightest Brittany on the block, it took him longer than most to realize that soap was not a desirable snack choice. However, he did learn from his mistake, as he never licked soap again after that second attempt, and I was very proud...