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Stories from Thursday, September 18, 2003

Alta Fire Department receives pediatric med kit from Kiwanis (09/18/03)
Katrina Altenhofen, State Director of Emergency Medical Services for Children of the Iowa Department of Public Health, was in Alta on Tuesday night, Sept. 16 to give the Alta Fire Departmen its new pediatric medical kit on behalf of the Nebraska/Iowa Kiwanis and the Alta Kiwanis. ...
School board swears in new members (09/18/03)
The Alta Community School District Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 15. The annual meeting of the board was held first. Action was taken to close the books for the fiscal year ended June 30,2003. Superintendent Fred Maharry reported that the district had a cash balance of $1,322,477 for the year. ...
Farmer's Market to close early due to drought (09/18/03)
The Storm Lake Farmer's Market is anticipating closing before the usual October 25 date due to the dry weather the area has experienced this growing season. The exact closing date hasn't been announced yet, but a lack of produce will cause the market to close soon...
BV County eyes cuts in face of tax revenue drop (09/18/03)
Buena Vista County staff could be facing wage and hiring freezes in the next year, along with possible cuts in overtime for highway workers due to falling farm and home property valuations. The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors opened a discussion Tuesday morning at a special session to begin looking for ways to increase revenue and decrease spending to avert what one board member likened to California's budget woes...
City unveils lighting as a final step in development of world-class rec trail (09/18/03)
To most, they might just look like thicket of 49 slim, glen green, 13-foot tall, classic-style lamp posts shedding pools of light along the LakeTrail. But to Storm Lake Mayor Jon Kruse, they look a lot like giant exclamation points. "They serve as a very nice culmination of the entire LakeTrail development over a number of years," he reflected on the lights Tuesday, after a gathering of city, community, chamber and environmental leaders for the official ribbon-cutting of the LakeTrail project. ...
Lieberman promises students future jobs (09/18/03)
Sen. Joe Lieberman came out strongly against President Bush's tax cuts in a job-creation-themed campaign stop Wednesday at Buena Vista University. "When I'm president, you won't have a diploma in one hand and an unemployment check in the other," he said...
Storm Lake High School Class of 1938 65th Class Reunion (09/18/03)
The Storm Lake High School Class of 1938 gathered in Storm Lake this past weekend to celebrate their 65th high school reunion. The classmates and spouses who attended enjoyed three days of friends, food and fun. On Friday, Sept. 12, the group had an evening gathering at Lakeshore Cafe. ...
Engagements (09/18/03)
Heather Anderson & Shawn Klein Heather Kay Anderson and Shawn Michael Klein would like to announce their upcoming wedding on December 20, 2003 at St. John's Lutheran Church of Alta. The couple was engaged on October 28, 2002, while on a trip in Denver, Colorado. Heather is the daughter of Mr. Paul Anderson of Alta, and Shawn is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave and Barbara Klein of Dell Rapids, South Dakota...
Carroll students and teachers to get laptops (09/18/03)
Every seventh grade student and teacher at Carroll Middle School will have a laptop computer as early as the end of the month. On Monday, Carroll School Board members approved a four-year lease agreement with Apple Computer Inc. to provide laptop computers to students and teachers at the school...
Agriculture officials talk bioterorism at conference (09/18/03)
Fears over a bioterrorism attack contaminating feedlots, cornfields, food processing plants and even restaurant buffet lines drew government and agriculture industry officials to the Iowa Food Security Conference on Tuesday to learn how to protect Iowa's food supply...
It's a fast pace at SL Invite (09/18/03)
Storm Lake sophomore Joe Cullen put on some serious miles this summer, enough to stand him in good stead at the start of the 2003 cross country season. All those miles might have paid off at the Storm Lake Municipal Golf Course Tuesday during the 28-team, 581 runner Storm Lake Invitational...
Zen gardens inspire Witter artist's one-woman show (09/18/03)
Witter Gallery held its monthly Lunch 'N' Such program recently, showcasing a unique one-woman art show. Local pianist Vivian Toomer entertaining those in attendance with piano music. Lunch 'N' Such is put on by the Witter Gallery Board of Directors and features a different menu and entertainment by a various local musicians each month. The event serves as a kick-off for each new art show that comes to the Gallery every month...
Aussies share IDEAS with SL (09/18/03)
Members of the Storm Lake's education, business and cultural diversity communities met Monday night with their counterparts from Australia and New Zealand at Chautauqua Park for a short picnic to share ideas on rural development, retaining a community's youth and dealing with the influx of new cultures into communities...
Iowa Office Supply honored by Sharp (09/18/03)
Iowa Office Supply has been recognized by Sharp Document Solutions Company of America as a Hyakuman Kai Dealer. Sharp awards this National status to a select few of their hundreds of independent dealers across the country, recognizing dealers who provide outstanding sales and service to the local business communities in which they operate in providing Sharp multi-functional office products and solutions...
Funeral Arrangements (09/18/03)
Delmar McGowan Memorial services will be Saturday, September 13 at 3 p.m., at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. There will be no visitation. The Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. Delmar McGowan, age 74, of Storm Lake died September 11, 2003 at St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City...
Letter from the Editor (09/18/03)
The Sara Lee company took a bunch of local officials all the way to Virginia to show off a wastewater treatment facility like the one that has been discussed for the plant to develop at Storm Lake, an according to those who took them up on the trip, the system does seem to work...
Letters to the Pilot (09/18/03)
TO THE EDITOR: At a rally protesting the construction of a pork facility in western Iowa, a member of an Iowa "community improvement" group likened a local hog farmer to the terrorist Osama bin Laden. And when a Bloomfield resident and member of the same group was interviewed last year by the Burlington Hawk Eye, he offered the following observation. ...