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Stories from Tuesday, September 2, 2003

SL students excel in history competition (09/02/03)
How much do you know about the Battle of Wounded Knee? Or about the Nineteenth Amendment or baseball great Jackie Robinson? If you're a little behind in your history lessons, you might want to give one of these Storm Lake Middle School or High Schoolers a call. These students, who participated in the National History Day project, are masters when it comes to history, and they have the awards to prove it...
Fratzke, Nicholson head BVU campaign (09/02/03)
Two Storm Lake business leaders have been selected as co-chairs of the Buena Vista University 2003-04 Community Campaign. Nancy Fratzke, employed by the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Homes, and Todd Nicholson, co-owner and physical therapist at Sports Rehab and Professional Therapy Associates, will serve as co-chairs of the annual fund drive. The campaign, which has a $100,000 goal, kicks off September 30...
BV youth bring home honors in State Fair (09/02/03)
Several Buena Vista County 4-H members have been honored for their performances in the 2003 Iowa State Fair...
Volunteers needed for Clover Kids Program (09/02/03)
Interested in starting a Clover Kids Program in your community? Want to help with an existing program? Clover Kids will again be held this year in BV County and plans are starting to be made. 4-H leaders would like to start programs in communities that previously have not had this program. ...
New Witter Gallery director finds energy, community and a 'strong creative streak' (09/02/03)
On first day on the job as the Witter Gallery's new director, Rita Hermann, learned of the gallery's vision, helped take down an exhibit and gratefully accepted a bag of homegrown tomatoes... it sure is good to be back in Iowa. Born in Council Bluffs, Hermann, who comes to the position with a Master of Fine Arts degree from Milton Avery Graduate School of Art at Bard College in New York and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, has developed arts educational programming in California, Oregon, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Nebraska.. ...
Edwards campaign hits SL (09/02/03)
Presidential hopeful John Edwards will visit Storm Lake Friday, becoming the fourth Democratic candidate to make a campaign stop in the last two months. Edwards, a Senator from North Carolina, will meet with Democratic activists throughout Western Iowa to share the ideas he has laid out in "Real Solutions for America." He will make his stop in Storm Lake at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5 at Abner Bell's Coffee House...
Tens of thousands of fish die after toxic spill at Pocahontas (09/02/03)
The Iowa DNR is blaming the Pocahontas City Wastewater plant for a spill into Lizard Creek southeast of the city. The count of destroyed sunfish, northern pike, bullheads, minnows, chubs and stonerollers was expected to reach into the tens of thousands by early this week, with eight miles of creek showing very high levels of deadly ammonia...
Engagement (09/02/03)
Jennifer J. Clem and Mark L. Smith are announcing their engagement and plans for a November 29 wedding in Ames. The parents of the couple are Sandra Hostetter of Nevada, Gary and Sue Clem of Nevada and Carlen and the late Floyd Smith of Storm Lake. Clem earned her bachelor's degree from Iowa State University. ...
Wedding (09/02/03)
Jennifer Neir, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Neir, Storm Lake, and Ryan Royer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Royer, Clinton, exchanged wedding vows on Friday evening, July 4th, at St. John Lutheran Church, Storm Lake, with Pastor Douglas Haynes officiating...
Request to delay sentencing in murder (09/02/03)
A man convicted of assisting in a murder-suicide is scheduled to be sentenced next week after a judge rejected a lawyer's request to delay the hearing. Dustin Stienstra, 21, of Alton, was convicted on July 29 of first-degree murder after he failed to stop his best friend from killing a woman and then killing himself, authorities said...
Soybean plant blast injures 8 (09/02/03)
An explosion injured eight people Friday morning at a soybean processing plant in the Port Neal Industrial Complex, about 20 miles south of Sioux City. Police and fire crews from several communities were on the scene at Ag Processing Inc., battling a blaze that started after the explosion, said Gary Brown, Woodbury County emergency management coordinator...
6'2" soph powers very young Rebel VB squad (09/02/03)
Sioux Central High volleyball coach Sue Mattson expects her young and inexperienced 2003 team to finish in the middle of the pack in the Northwest Conference, she said recently, but the team has plenty of past success to build on. The Rebels lost five starters to graduation off last year's 13-7-3 team. The squad was 6-2 in Northwest Conference action and finished second...
Ten lettermen back for LM/ACT football team (09/02/03)
With ten lettermen returning off last year's 7-3 team, the outlook looks bright again this season for the Laurens-Marathon/Albert City-Truesdale Raider football team. The Raiders used the passing attack effectively last year, as departed senior quarterback Barry Hakes passed for 1170 yards and is now playing for Northern Iowa Community College (NIACC) in Mason City...
BVU to induct four into Hall of Fame (09/02/03)
Buena Vista University will hold its annual Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony Sept. 6, with four alumni student-athletes will inducted: Tara Bertram, Doyle Douglas, Ken Fox and Steve McPherson. Every year the University pays tribute to some of those student-athletes who helped make that tradition so rich by inducting them into the Athletic Hall of Fame...
Area Happenings (09/02/03)
Chi Kung classes begin Chi Kung, the most ancient of martial arts, created a lot of interest at the Community Education summer Prime Time! Designed for life, these eighteen soft and gentle flexing and stretching movements are done in silence and create a meditation in motion. Chi Kung can be helpful in the management of arthritis, osteoporosis and diabetes...
Funeral Arrangements (09/02/03)
, age 86, of Schaller, died on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 in the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller with Reverend Albert Buelow officiating. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (09/02/03)
I see where the Iowa Values Fund is making a gift of $9 million in taxpayer funds to Trans Ova Genetics, to get the Sioux Center company to build some new plants in Iowa, including something called an "animal biodefense facility." Other state and local programs will give Trans Ova another $6 million...
Letters to the Pilot (09/02/03)
TO THE EDITOR: People all across this country are becoming increasingly concerned with the loss of privacy, and the loss of civil rights and protections afforded us under the Constitution. One particular area of concern involves the actions of a group called the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). ...