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Stories from Tuesday, August 5, 2003

4-H'ers participate in education presentation (08/05/03)
Four 4-H'ers participated in the Educational Presentation held at Methodist Manor on July 17. For the Educational Presentation event, the 4-H'ers presented a wide variety of topics and were judged on appropriateness of topic, appropriate clothing, visuals and general presentation skills. The judge for this event was Pat Cone of Storm Lake...
HS student orientation in Storm Lake (08/05/03)
Freshmen and new student orientation and the Storm Lake High School Open House will be Monday, Aug. 18, from 6:45-9 p.m. Registration will be at 6:45 p.m., with an orientation meeting to start at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium. The teaching staff will be introduced at 7:30 p.m. A mock first day schedule will run from 7:45-9 p.m. throughout the building...
Storm Lake ready to put 'Reading First' (08/05/03)
Changes are in store for the reading program in Storm Lake Community Schools as the district prepares to kick-off the first school year under the Reading First program. Storm Lake is one of 31 districts in the state eligible for Reading First, which is a federal reading initiative under the No Child Left Behind Act. The program is designed to help schools to improve student achievement in reading through the application of scientifically-based reading research...
Local 4-Hers participate in State Fair (08/05/03)
Among the local State Fair participants taking part in the Iowa State Fair are the Newell Achievers & Maple Valley Agriculturists, in the Share the Fun competition. Other Buena Vista County participants include:...
ISU leader to study SL diversity experience, economic development (08/05/03)
The president of Iowa State University will visit Storm Lake this fall for a community visit. This will mark Gregory Geoffroy's first trip to Storm Lake since he became ISU's president in 2001, and the first visit to the community for an ISU president in about 10 years, according to Rhonda Christensen, ISU Extension education director...
Safety team looks at welcome arches (08/05/03)
Members of the Storm Lake City Council took a field trip at the end of yesterday's council meeting to get a firsthand look at the proposed site for two more mini-arches at an entrance of Buena Vista University. BVU is proposing to construct two brick arches at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and College Avenue to greet visitors to campus. The arches would be located at the southwest and northwest corners...
In John Deere Green green (08/05/03)
The John Deere tractor is as much Iowa as corn, hogs and the one-room schoolhouse. The green and yellow machines have churned down corn rows for almost a century, an essential implement in the Iowa farming industry. Hundreds of antique collectors and restorers have taken a likening to the tractor for this reason, and Alta retiree Dick Christiansen is one of the most fervent of them...
Engagement (08/05/03)
Raymond and Karyn Forsythe of Albia are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Amy, to David Kluver, son of Don and Caroline Kluver of Storm Lake. Amy is a 1995 graduate of Albia Community High School, and a 1999 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. She is currently employed as a Worker's Compensation Claims Adjuster for Continental Western Insurance in Des Moines...
Long-awaited opening for Highway 20 segment is set for August 22 (08/05/03)
The logistics of planning the ribbon-cutting and dedication of a new segment and Iowa River bridge was the focus of the U.S. 20 Corridor Association at its meeting in Fort Dodge Aug. 1. Those attending are asked to be at the Steamboat Rock school and be driven by bus to the bridge site at 10 a.m...
Linn Grove man recaptures after 2002 prison escape (08/05/03)
A Linn Grove man who escaped from a Department of Corrections treatment facility in Sheldon in O'Brien County over a year ago was captured in neighboring Sioux County after running a stop sign, authorities said. William Cullen Bryant, 55, of Linn Grove, had been serving a five-year sentence for a fifth charge of drunken driving. He escaped in May 2002, said corrections spokesman Fred Scaletta...
Lakeside park is field of dreams for Hispanic Baseball League players (08/05/03)
In the famous movie "Field of Dreams," the character played by Kevin Costner is rewarded for building a baseball field in the middle of a sea of corn by getting the chance to reconnect with his father through a game of catch. Players from across Iowa have been able to reconnect with their youthful aspirations of baseball stardom on their own field of dreams in Lakeside this summer, as their participation in the rapidly-growing Hispanic Baseball League has given them a chance to play one of their favorite sports with their friends and families.. ...
Young SL golfer wins division in Sioux City event (08/05/03)
Young Storm Lake golfer Ryan Gutz took home first place in the age 7-9 division of the 2003 Junior Interstate Golf Tournament at Two Rivers Golf Course in Sioux City this past weekend, besting 15 others from Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska in his age group...
85th Annual Maryhill picnic to be held (08/05/03)
The Annual Maryhill picnic (the 85th) will be held on August 10, with dinner being served from 3:30 - 7 p.m. The menu will be broasted chicken with vegetables and homemade desserts and ice cream. There will be raffles, bazaars, kid and adult games, door prizes, and a auction. Music will be enjoyed by all. Adults will be $8 with children 12 and under $5. Preschool is free...
Family fun at the Threshermen (08/05/03)
The Dollhouse and toy show continue to amuse both young and old at the Albert City Threshermen & Collectors Show, where this year's event is planned for August 8-10. The children's buildings host displays of dolls and toys of the past, as well as increasing numbers of newer toys. Both the Dollhouse and toy show are located at the east site, and run throughout the duration of the show...
Funeral Arrangements (08/05/03)
BARTELS Mildred E. Bartels, age 83, of Storm Lake died Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 3 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake with Reverend Douglas Haynes officiating. Burial was in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Editorial Opinion (08/05/03)
Every once in a while, I have an urge to do something stupid, just to remind myself that I'm alive. As a child, I suspect that I may have viewed too many Wile E. Coyote cartoons for my own good. Over the years, I have fallen off a cliff or three, dragged my wife through a slimy cave filled with bat guano as a honeymoon, and once attempted to raft the Mississippi like Huck Finn did. ...
Pilot Editorial (08/05/03)
Storm Lake gave a true hero's welcome to its returning Guard members, and while they weren't waging war in Iraq, they deserve all the credit in the world for sacrificing of their own lives to answer the call for homeland protection. Imagine, being asked to leave your home and family behind for a solid year, going to an unknown location, putting your studies or career completely on hold...
Letters to the Pilot (08/05/03)
Donors make a splash for youth TO THE EDITOR: A great big thank you goes out to our community for the generous support given to the Storm Lake White Caps summer swim team during our annual can drive on July 9th. The support was overwhelming and enables over 100 young members of our community to participate in the lifelong sport of swimming...