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Stories from Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Airline idea proposed in Storm Lake (08/12/03)
No reservations are being made yet, but there's one group interested in seeing an "Iowa airline" service with stops in cities including Storm Lake and Spencer. A meeting is being held today at 3 p.m. at the Spencer Airport on the possibility of creating such a commuter flight service between Spencer, Storm Lake and Des Moines, as well as other Iowa cities...
SL Booster Club raises close to $25,000 (08/12/03)
The Storm Lake Booster Club Board of Directors is thanking the public for its help in raising almost $25,000 to purchase sports equipment and support events in the Storm Lake High School Athletic Department. Some of the highlights of the past year include:...
Storm Lake welcomes new teachers (08/12/03)
New teachers at Storm Lake's educational institutions were welcomed to the Storm Lake community yesterday at a luncheon hosted at the Storm Lake Municipal Golf Clubhouse. The luncheon was sponsored by The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce, with local citizens volunteering to eat with the teachers and introduce them to the Storm Lake community. ...
BVU kicks off Habitat's Corporate Challenge (08/12/03)
Buena Vista County Habitat for Humanity's "Corporate Challenge" is underway. As construction progresses on BV County Habitat's fifth home, area businesses and organizations are pitching in by sending volunteer workers to the building site at 612 East 5th St...
Tuscarora reluctant in plans to sell off closing SL plant site closing SL plant site (08/12/03)
The decision to close the Storm Lake packaging manufacturer Tuscarora is completely based on the continued decline in technology sales, the company's president told the Pilot-Tribune this week. David O'Leary, president of Tuscarora, Inc., said in a telephone interview that the Storm Lake facility will close sometime in the month of September...
Rembrandt Our Saviour's church to celebrate 135th anniversary Aug. 17 (08/12/03)
Our Savior's Lutheran Congregation of Rembrandt will celebrate its 135th anniversary during the worship service on August 17 at 10:30 a.m. An anniversary coffee fellowship will follow the worship service. On September 26, 1868, six men met to discuss the possibility of starting a Lutheran...
Thresherman Show sets new records (08/12/03)
Nearly 12,000 people attended the 33rd annual Albert City Threshermen & Collectors Show Friday through Sunday, which set new records in exhibits. There were more than 400 antique tractors, 101 antique cars and trucks, 27 horses, 28 craftspeople, with over 850 exhibitors total. That equals enough excitement in the demonstration fields to wear a young history buff out...
Children of the Past (08/12/03)
Your average 15-year-old doesn't walk around dressed like Pocahontas and sleep in tepees, but Shalee Shever never aspired to be average. "This has been part of my life since I was six," she says. "The earliest memory in my life is the pop of the black-powder rifles going off in the distance...
Anniversary (08/12/03)
WILEY Bill and Sharon Wiley of Albert City observed their 30th wedding anniversary on Monday, Aug. 11. Their children are Troy Wiley of Urbandale, Jason and Christina Lessmeier of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Matthew Wiley of Ames.
Horse arena plan picking up speed in Cherokee (08/12/03)
Now in a trot, organizers of a proposed horse arena in Cherokee will be in full gallop when they kick off a fund-raising effort in association with the 27th annual Cherokee Ag-Day on Saturday, Aug. 23. The group has formed a committee to discuss and pursue the possibility of constructing a multi-purpose horse arena on city property one block east of South U.S. Highway 59 near the East Beech and South' First Street intersection...
Goodwill traveling trailer cut from Early (08/12/03)
Cutbacks are forcing one of the last of the traveling Goodwill Industries collection programs in the region to be eliminated. Goodwill trailer dates in Early are being eliminated in the cuts. According to Jenny Lindgren, the decision is one "that no one is happy with." The cost of operating a trailer system known as the Goodwill Ambassador Program have gone up, and the economic conditions have also hurt the charitable system...
Sl teen to golf beside the pros (08/12/03)
A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits a group of Iowa junior golfers at the Wells Fargo Junior Pro-Am, Tuesday, Aug. 19. Thirty-six golfers ages 12-18 will tee it up with Champions Tour players during the second-annual Wells Fargo Junior Pro-Am at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines...
Teenage coach - one year older than her players - wins a state championship (08/12/03)
Steph Christner works fast. Most coaches spend an entire career chasing a state championship. Christner has one as a teenager. Her Eldon Cardinal team beat Bellevue 3-1 Friday night to win the Class 1A softball title, making the 19-year-old Christner the youngest coach ever to guide a championship team. The Comets' oldest player is only a year younger than their coach...
Ken Hinde Memorial tees off Friday (08/12/03)
The fifth annual Ken Hinde Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Lake Creek Country Club in Storm Lake Friday. The tournament, which will be a four-person best shot with a shotgun start at noon, will be held in memory of Ken Hinde, a resident of Methodist Manor Retirement Community for many years who passed away in 1998...
Aurelia man authors book, to debut at Hanover Fest (08/12/03)
Aurelia native Paul B. Otto, has authored the book "Berlin to Spirit Mound," with a book signing at the Hanover Historical Society Festival on August 24. The book is a compilation of the life of Ralph (Jack) Knutson based on his personal journal as well as personal interviews. Knutson served as a ball turret gunner on a B-17 bomber. The journal is a cross section of World War II Army Air Force life from basic training to after the defeat of Japan...
Celestial party planned for viewing Mars this month (08/12/03)
On Wednesday August 27, the planet Mars will be at it's greatest opposition or at it's closest point to the Earth in 60,000 years. Mars will not reach this closeness again until 2287. To see Mars you will need to look low in the southeastern sky about 2 hours after sunset...
Funeral Arrangements (08/12/03)
DURST James Paul Durst, 58, of Albert City, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at his home after fighting a prolonged battle with cancer. A funeral service was held on Monday, Aug. 11, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City with Reverend David Bernhardt officiating. ...
Letters to the Pilot (08/12/03)
The new school prayer TO THE EDITOR: This originated with an unidentified teenager in Arizona. We would like to share it with your readers. The New School Prayer Now I sit me down in school, where praying is against the rule. For this great nation under God,...