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Stories from Thursday, September 4, 2003

Miss Teen honors (09/04/03)
Katie Larsen, daughter of Ed and Mary Larsen, was among the candidates that competed in the 2003 Miss Teen of Iowa Scholarship and Recognition Program recently in Ames. Katie was named the Second Runner-Up, out of 87 candidates, making her a member of the 2003 Honor Court...
Public receives tour of new Alta Middle School (09/04/03)
The Alta Middle School was opened up for tours last Saturday during the Quasquicentennial Celebration. While seventh and eight graders moved into classrooms at the beginning of the school year, fifth and sixth graders won't move into a completed building for at least another month...
Quasquicentennial a success (09/04/03)
From the roar of the race car to the squeal of a pig. From the whisper of the windmill to the crackle of fireworks. From the laughter of children to songs of all ages, for three days a culmination of 125 years of sound rang throughout the Quasquicentennial Celebration...
SL School Board foes face issues (09/04/03)
Five candidates are vying for the two Storm Lake School Board seats up for grabs in the Tuesday, Sept. 9 election. They bring with them varied background experience and opinions on the immediate priorities for the school, from English language education to the need for a new elementary building...
What does it take to be a hero? One pint (09/04/03)
With the anniversary of September 11, the American Red Cross joins millions of people around the world in honoring those individuals whose lives were impacted on that tragic day. "We are humbled that an unprecedented number of people channeled their generous donations through the Red Cross," said spokesman Jon Siess. ...
SL 'Love and Logic' four-session classes to be offered for parents (09/04/03)
A four-session class, "Becoming a Love and Logic Parent," will be offered Sunday and Monday evenings, September 28 and 29 and October 5 and 6, 6-8 pm, at the Storm Lake Middle School. Presenting the class will be Storm Lake Middle School faculty members Jaymie Bral and Diane Jones. The classes are based on the book, "Parenting with Love and Logic - Teaching Children Responsibility," by Foster Cline and Jim Fay...
9-11 memorial ceremony planned for downtown SL (09/04/03)
Storm Lake will host a "brief but meaningful" ceremony next Thursday to mark the second anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on America. Organizers say they feel the need to stop for a moment to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in the attack, and to honor the heroes who emerged that day...
Man sentenced to five yearsfor shooting (09/04/03)
A man who pleaded guilty in the accidental shooting death of a teenage girl was sentenced to five years in prison. Lathan Barnett, 25, of Sheldon, was sentenced Tuesday in O'Brien County District Court. He pleaded guilty in July to involuntary manslaughter in the Oct. 8 death of Shelley Gonnerman, 17, of Sheldon...
Merrill police chief charged with third-degree sexual abuse (09/04/03)
The police chief in this small northwest Iowa town has been charged with third-degree sexual abuse after a woman claimed he used his authority to coerce her to have sex with him. Warren G. Palmer, 36, was arrested Sunday. He posted $13,000 bond and was released...
N-F has 'no room for error' in district matchup (09/04/03)
The Newell-Fonda football team is being thrown into the District 2A fire early. N-F opens the season Friday night on the road at district contender River Valley-Correctionville. It'll be a stern test right off the bat, according to coach Brian Wilken...
Alta favored over WLVA in '03 opener (09/04/03)
Even though Alta High football coach Kevin Hammer returns eight starters on offense and eight on defense for the 2003 season, he's approaching Friday night's season and home opener with Wall Lake-View-Auburn (WLVA) cautiously. "On paper, it looks like we have a lot of experience coming back," Hammer said Tuesday night. "But we have some inexperienced kids at some key positions and even though we know they have talent, those are concerns."...
PREP PREVIEW (09/04/03)
Friday night may turn out to be a contest of Storm Lake's quickness vs. Sheldon's size. Just one thing, Tornado hed coach Bill McCabe points out - the more speed you throw at size, the more size gets tired. "Our game is to use the entire field on offense. We hope we can spread their defense out and let those big bodies chase us. As the game wears on, sometimes that size doesn't turn out to be such an advantage after all."...
Sugar Bowl opens postal services (09/04/03)
Buying stamps and shipping packages gets a little easier for Storm Lake-area residents since the Sugar Bowl Gift Store, Storm Lake's Hallmark store, began offering customers all the services of the local post office last Tuesday. Sugar Bowl co-owner Mike Kohler said that his store has joined other Hallmark Gold Crown stores that have formed a partenership with the U.S. Postal Service to offer their customers this additional service for their customers...
Funeral Announcements (09/04/03)
ANDERSON Dorothy M. Anderson, age 88, of Storm Lake, passed away Friday, August 29, 2003, at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, September 2, at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake with Reverend Jamie Cutler officiating. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (09/04/03)
Surely, we must be missing the boat here. First, Spencer was campaigning to land a prison for geriatric inmates - guys who presumably used to have black widow tattoos on their chests, which have now migrated down to their knees. Well, at least if they ever escaped, the dogs could easily track the dents in the snow from the tennis balls on the bottom of their walkers...
Guest commentary (09/04/03)
Well, it's football time again. Most of your favorite collegiate teams took the gridiron this past weekend and our area high school teams will battle this Friday night. I love football. I don't know if I am in the female majority or minority stating that, but that doesn't matter to me. ...
Letters to the Pilot (09/04/03)
TO THE EDITOR: Thank you very much for the interesting article about the "Cobblestone" going into the Iowa Hall of Fame. My husband grew up in Alta and Storm Lake until he joined the Navy in 1947! He still has a brother and sister and their families living there. ...