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Stories from Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Parents learn Love & Logic at CommUnity Education workshops (08/26/03)
The popular Love & Logic parenting workshop provides parents with practical techniques for child-rearing, disciplining, teaching responsibility and more. Learn to avoid those power struggles that can leave parents feeling frustrated and angry. The Love & Logic approach can be put into action immediately and is appropriate for children of all ages. These techniques are researched based and used throughout the Storm Lake schools. Jaymie Bral and Diane Jones are trained instructors...
Faith, Hop - and a big yellow school bus (08/26/03)
Neither rain or cloud could dampen the spirits of children at Faith, Hope & Charity who were very excited to return to school last week. Wednesday marked the first day back to class for children at Faith, Hope & Charity who attend Storm Lake public schools. The boys and girls started their day bright and early this morning to get back packs ready and breakfast finished...
Dollars for Scholars can drop returns (08/26/03)
The Dollars for Scholars can drop receptacle is back at the Hy-Vee parking lot for citizens' disposal of cans and bottles. The receptacle will be in the lot throughout the remainder of the summer and early fall. It is located in the southwest corner of the parking lot. Hy-Vee shoppers and citizens in general are urged to donate their recyclable cans. The money will go toward paying operating expenses for the local chapter, as well as funding several scholarships next spring...
Country school conference visits BV area schoolhouses (08/26/03)
A Country School House Conference for people interested in the preservation of country schools and their memories will take place this fall. Programming for country school museums and rural tourism will be the focus of a conference scheduled for October 3-4 at the Spencer School Administrative Offices. ...
Crampton selected as Coast Guard Class Honor Student (08/26/03)
John P. Crampton was selected as the Class Honor Student of his graduating class from the Health Services Technician School a the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Petaluma, Cali. John, a 2001 graduate of Storm Lake High School, was the number one student out of the 30 accepted into the pre-med program...
Cobblestone rocks Hall of Fame (08/26/03)
Generations after its glory years and now clad in weeds and warped boards, the Cobblestone Inn will have at least one more moment in the marquee spotlight, as the storied ballroom at Lakeside is inducted into the Iowa Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame this weekend...
School tax vote on BV horizon (08/26/03)
With the state of Iowa's budget being slashed left and right, many of the state's school districts are feeling the pinch left by decreased state aid. Others have ambitious goals, like the new elementary school and performance auditorium on the wish list for Storm Lake Community Schools, with few options to fund them...
Commission plans $1.6m dredging spoil site (08/26/03)
The Lake Improvements Commission agreed to proceed with a plan to build a new spoil site by next summer. Bob Payer, civil engineer with Kuehl and Payer Ltd, gave specifics for the proposed site on the east side of the lake in a commission meeting Monday. It is predicted that the current Wetherell site may fill up by the middle of next summer...
Move unites school and public libraries in unique Alta facility (08/26/03)
The construction of the Alta Public Library and Middle School Library has been delayed until later this fall. The move, which combines the public library, middle school/elementary library and high school library under one roof, could be opened in mid-October after construction delays postponed the library's planned completion. An open house is being planned...
Wedding (08/26/03)
Mr. & Mrs. James Macoskey Carrie Jo Oatman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Oatman, Storm Lake, and James Arnold Macoskey, son of Mrs. Judy Orchard, Mendota Hts. MN, were united in marriage, 7:30, Friday evening, August 1, in an outdoor ceremony on the lawn of Cedarhurst Mansion, Cottage Grove, MN. ...
Iowa ranks 57th, Iowa State 87th in U.S. News' college rankings (08/26/03)
The University of Iowa ranked 57th in the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of "America's Best Colleges," while Iowa State ranked 87th out of 248 national universities. Among public schools, Iowa jumped up one spot from last year to 19th, while Iowa State came in at 41st...
Sioux City woman sues maker of diet pills containing ephedra (08/26/03)
A woman who says using a dietary supplement containing ephedra caused her to have a stroke has sued the product's maker. Carol A. Leuenhagen, of Sioux City, said she took the dietary product Xenadrine to help her lose weight and increase energy. Now, she's accusing Xenadrine-maker Cytodyne Technologies Inc., of Manasquan, N.J., of negligence and products liability for its manufacturing and marketing of the product...
Sioux Central grad to makes the pro cut (08/26/03)
Jeff Halverson, a 2000 graduate of Sioux Central, is turning pro. The busy Buena Vista University senior will be finishing up his college career a semester early, in December. He will be receiving a degree in marketing that includes communications, economics and management. The degree will have prepared him for advancement into professional golf...
Alta Legion takes state Legion takes state (08/26/03)
The Alta American Legion team, composed of sixth and seventh graders, recently won the Iowa State title, according to the team's coach, Monte Roberts. Alta won the district by beating Walnut Grove, 20-1. It advanced to the four-team state tournament played at Wall Lake...
L-M spikers face serious challenges (08/26/03)
The Laurens-Marathon volleyball team has a serious challenge ahead of it, according to coach Kerry Feekes. The Chargers are coming off a 29-win season in 2002 and lost five seniors to graduation, including two-time all state and all conference honoree Betsy Behrens and two-time all conference pick Lindsey Meyer, a 5-foot-7 setter. Behrens averaged 3.1 kills per game last season while Meyer averaged 8.6 set assists per game...
Titles on the line (08/26/03)
Racing fans couldn't ask for much more. It's been a season of good weather and better action. And tomorrow will decide it all. The Season Championships will be held at the Buena Vista Raceway in Alta Wednesday night, starting at 7:30 p.m., and there are close points races in every class to be decided, making for a dramatic and intense event...
What's Happening (08/26/03)
No matter the month or season, Iowans are curious travelers who widely traverse their home state in search of warm memories and much-deserved relaxation. The upcoming three-day Labor Day weekend presents a tempting opportunity for singles, couples and families of all sizes to head out and explore Iowa. Through the long weekend, communities around Iowa welcome visitors to join in an array of activities and events...
Funeral Arrangements (08/26/03)
GROHE Funeral services for Michael G. Grohe, 47, of Aurelia, were held Monday, August 25, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor James Steen officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia. Mike died Wednesday, August 20, in Dowling, Michigan, of an apparent heart attack...
The Pilot Editorial (08/26/03)
Yes, it is Tuesday, and if you are a working woman, it's your day, though not necessarily one for celebration. On the average, by the end of today, the average woman in Iowa will have caught up to what a male in the same job earned last week. In other words, according to the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, a woman still must work an average of seven days to equal what men get paid for five days...
Guest Commentary (08/26/03)
Last week I made a visit to a grave site. A man lays buried there, a man I never met, but I knew his family, I knew them very well. I had visited his place of rest before. Last week I happened to be in the area working and an urge came over me to drive up the winding hill and have a visit...
Letter to the Pilot (08/26/03)
TO THE EDITOR: Reason #17 To Leave Iowa: This Can Happen To You! Imagine a dark overcast summer night. It is a little after midnight and you are just about home after helping out at a public family-oriented event. You are on one of Iowa's many paved rural roads and you are driving with your usual care...