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Stories from Tuesday, September 9, 2003

Raffle opens for St. Mary's Ball (09/09/03)
St. Mary's Ball and Charity Auction is sponsoring the $10,000+ Big Raffle 2004 to raise funds for St. Mary's preK-12 school system. Ticket sales kicked off this weekend in the parish and the school. Only 400 tickets will be sold, creating terrific odds purchasers...
SL freshmen learn how to 'Make High School Count' (09/09/03)
"Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted... one moment... would you capture it, or just let it slip?" Today's kids will know that rapper Eminem made those words famous with his hit song "Lose Yourself" from the movie "8 Mile."...
SC decides school levy (09/09/03)
Along with voting for School Board candidates today, Sioux Central Community School voters will also mull over whether or not to approve an Instructional Support Levy. About 85 percent of the schools in Iowa have passed the levy, said Sioux Central Superintendent Dr. Bonnie Meier. The money can be used for any general fund purpose the school system has...
College cost: beyond the sticker price (09/09/03)
Buena Vista University is on the verge of the $20,000 mark in student tuition for the first time, and with full room and board, a student's cost for the 2003-2004 academic year has risen beyond $25,000. University President Fred Moore, however, bristles at the idea that education is becoming unaffordable...
Edwards: 'The cause is to get Bush out of office' (09/09/03)
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards breezed through Storm Lake Friday night, briefly discussing the economy, education, and like his Democratic predecessors, health care and the war on Iraq. Campaigning at Abner Bell's Coffee House at 9 p.m. with another stop in Spencer still to go, the tanned North Carolina Senator, looked rundown after trekking across Northwest Iowa the day after debating the rest of the candidates in Albuquerque...
Celebrating Heroes (09/09/03)
Thursday will mark the second anniversary of the September 11 tragedies, and several local events have been planned - including a public ceremony on Lake Avenue at 5:30 p.m., a candlelight vigil hosted by Buena Vista University at the arch at 9 p.m. to culminate a day full of activities. Also, Storm Lake Police and Firefighters will place a wreath in honor of those lost in the attacks and rescue attempts...
Engagement (09/09/03)
HARTH AND BOYLE Jerri Harth and Russell Boyle of Alta are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding on October 18 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Alta. The bride's parents are Darvin and Loraine Harth of Alta. The groom's parents are Margaret and Dennis Wolf of Lemars and Bill and Phyllis Boyle of Goshen, New York. ...
Climatologist says August was the driest on record (09/09/03)
Last month was the driest August on record with less than an inch of rain the entire month, the state climatologist said. Harry Hillaker said statewide average rainfall last month was 0.96 inches. The normal rainfall for August is 4.19 inches. "It hasn't been dry enough long enough to create major problems in the water supply," he said. "But for corn and soybean production, the critical months for rainfall are in July and August."...
Sex offender unit moves (09/09/03)
A new unit to treat dangerous sexual predators was dedicated Monday at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute. The transition from its current location at the Oakdale Medical and Classification Center won't be finished for several weeks, state officials said. The Civil Commitment Unit for Sexual Offenders has been at Oakdale since it was started in 1999...
Mustangs roll to win over RV-C in district contest (09/09/03)
The Newell-Fonda Mustangs converted four turnovers into touchdowns in the second quarter alone here Friday night, rolling to a 54-7 win over River Valley/Correctionville in the season and district opener for both teams. Going into the game, Mustangs coach Brian Wilken's concerns were twofold - playing tougher and more physical that his team did at times last year and stopping all-district RV-C quarterback Brock Jensen...
Gutsy BV wins 2-OT thriller (09/09/03)
Playing with big hearts and weathering numerous valleys that might have made other teams quit, the Buena Vista football team won its opener at J. Leslie Rollins Field Saturday afternoon in thrilling fashion, edging Gustavus Adolphus 37-34 in two overtimes...
Area Events (09/09/03)
Library youth programs begin Book Babies will be on Saturday, September 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Storm Lake Public Library. Babies, toddlers under three, along with their parents and older siblings will enjoy stories on lions and lambs. The toddler craft will be a lion or lamb cupcake. This program is free...
Funeral Arrangements (09/09/03)
HANKE Funeral Services for Florence H. Hanke, Storm Lake, formerly of Early, will be held on Tuesday, September 9 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Early with Vicar Charles Bettin officiating. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Cemetery in Storm Lake. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home, Sac City is in charge of arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (09/09/03)
I'm not generally a big believer in those "outside experts" that are so often brought in to reaffirm a local project. Sometimes, all we have to show for their involvement in community affairs is a check stub for several thousand bucks we'll never see again...
Letters to the Pilot (09/09/03)
TO THE EDITOR: There is no denying the fact that factory farms stink! Finally, the DNR is beginning to do something about it. The DNR is now monitoring odor levels and responding to odor complaints as part of a comprehensive study to determine air quality near factory farms. And they are encouraging rural residents to call and report factory farm odor emissions...