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Stories from Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Dollars for Scholars campaign once again underway (10/21/03)
College costs have risen 91 percent for private schools and 82 percent for public schools in the past 10 years, far out-pacing the ability of government-supported grants and scholarships to meet demand. The Storm Lake community has responded to the need for private sector scholarship support through the Dollars for Scholars program...
BVU to present college prep workshops (10/21/03)
Parents and students who attend parent/teacher conferences at Storm Lake High School next Tuesday and Thursday will have the opportunity to participate in college prep workshops presented by Buena Vista University. "Choosing a College" will be facilitated by Jennifer Wells of Buena Vista University on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. She will discuss college application requirements, a calendar for college-bound students, factors to consider, financing college and campus visits...
Marian McNabb receives Honor Award (10/21/03)
Volunteer environmental educator Marian McNabb, Linn Grove, was recently presented with the Iowa State Horticultural Society Award. She has tirelessly provided hundreds of Volunteer hours helping communities with Horticulture Education and service for many years. ...
Rural education funds 'level playing field' for 8 area school districts (10/21/03)
More than 160 small and high poverty rural school districts will receive $4.4 million in federal funds. The U.S. Department of Education released $4,415,793 to 161 school districts through the Rural Education Achievement Program. "Rural schools are often a focal point in Iowa's small towns and it's important they have the resources they need to thrive," Sen. ...
Laurens teen with MS may get fined for using his wheelchair on the city sidewalk (10/21/03)
A 14-year-old boy who has muscular dystrophy may be fined for riding his motorized wheelchair on streets and walks. Laurens Police Chief Rod Watkins said Bryce Wiley is breaking the law and will be fined $15 for each violation if the riding doesn't stop...
City okays wetland plat (10/21/03)
After some discussion and a impassioned plea from Mayor Jon Kruse Monday night, the Storm Lake City Council approved the final plat for the Garry Olson subdivision on Emerald Drive. Olson proposed to develop a single lot at the south end of Emerald Drive to build a single-family dwelling...
Swimming pool use is drying up (10/21/03)
Attendance was down last season at the Storm Lake swimming pool, and city officials suspect that Storm Lake's aging pool is losing patrons to newer water parks in the surrounding area. The Storm Lake swimming pool attendance for the 2003 season was 5,450 paid daily admissions down from 5,986 in the previous season...
Engagement (10/21/03)
Jolene Schumacher, Cherokee, and Beth Ann and John Edwards, Des Moines, announce the engagement of their children: Megan Ruth Christine Schumacher and Craig James Edwards. Ruth is a senior at Drake University majoring in English Literature with a concentration in creative writing and women's studies. ...
Wedding (10/21/03)
Katie Stark and Jason Crichton, both of Naperville, Ill., were united in marriage at 4 p.m. June 21, 2003, at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, Storm Lake, with The Reverend Duane Queen officiating. Parents of the couple are Pegg Stark, Storm Lake, Jeff Stark, Newell, and Bob and Cindy Crichton of Hopkins, Minn. Grandparents of the couple are Margaret Willis, Lake City, Russell and Marge Stark, Charleston, Ill., Carl and Ardith Steffes, Lapeer, Mich., and Robert and Laura Crichton, Davison, Mich...
Second person dies from injuries in Ag Processing explosion (10/21/03)
A second person injured in the Aug. 29 explosion at a soybean processing plant has died. Mark T. Croghan, 45, of Sioux City, died Saturday at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, where he'd been hospitalized since the explosion. The explosion at the AG Processing Inc. plant, in the Port Neal Industrial Complex, happened while the plant was shut down for maintenance...
Presidential battle shapes up in Iowa (10/21/03)
It's looking increasingly like Iowa will be a competitive and targeted state heading into next year's presidential election, despite a recent trend of favoring Democrats. President Bush's handlers have announced an impressive team of campaign leaders that brings under the same tent leading moderates like former Gov. Robert D. Ray and veteran anti-abortion activist Marlys Popma...
Loras rallies past BV, 18-15 (10/21/03)
The Buena Vista University football team's defense was called on a few too many times here Saturday in an 18-15 homecoming loss to Iowa Conference opponent Loras College. The BV defense bent but didn't break in the first half, holding Loras scoreless through two quarters...
Shut out streak ends but G-H remains perfect (10/21/03)
Galva-Holstein's football team is no longer unscored upon, but the Pirates appear state playoff bound and remained undefeated here Friday night, holding off Southern Cal, 28-25 . The Pirates started quickly but had to hold off Southern Cal, which trailed 21-0 after the first quarter and 28-13 after three frames. The Mustangs scored two fourth quarter touchdowns but missed extra-point conversions on both...
Tornado harriers ready for districts (10/21/03)
Three members of the Storm Lake boys cross country teams had personal best times and six members of the Tornado girls team did the same here Friday at the high-powered Spencer Invitational. Powerhouse Spirit Lake won the boys meet with 57 points. Cherokee was second with 81 points and Bishop-Garrigan third with 102...
Go and Do (10/21/03)
Holiday Open House planned for downtown SL The annual Holiday Open House by Storm Lake retailers is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 2 and will kick off the holiday season for Storm Lake businesses. Hours are from 12-5 p.m. The latest holiday merchandise will be on display, and refreshments served...
Funeral Arrangements (10/21/03)
Zimmer Funeral Mass for Richard Glenn Zimmer, of Early was held on Friday, October 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early, with Father Bruce Lawler and Father Daniel Lynch officiating. Burial was in Early Cemetery, Early. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home, Sac City, was in charge of arrangements...
Letter from the Editor (10/21/03)
What kid hasn't at some time dreamed of growing up to be president? Hillary has. Arnold has - look for them coming to a campaign near you in 2008. Okay, so not every kid wanted to be president. A few I recall really wanted to be Hugh Hefner, or the new drummer for KC and the Sunshine Band, and one, strangely, Uncle Jesse from the Dukes of Hazard...
Letters to the Pilot (10/21/03)
Help for health in Iraq, but none at home TO THE EDITOR: The Bush administration and the Republican Congress are making a gift of 87 billion dollars to Iraq. Of that $87 billion, $540 million is earmarked for health care. I heard on the radio this morning. Medicare premiums of seniors in this country are going up 12 percent in 2004. Veteran benefits are being cut. People in this country are forced to turn to Canada to get drugs they can afford. It's time for a change in leadership...