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Stories from Thursday, November 6, 2003

Hot election races decided (11/06/03)
Voters in Alta turned out on Tuesday to essentially cast their ballots for the future of their city. The mayor's position and three city council seats were up for grabs, with two candidates running for mayor and eight for city council. Courtney Lytle won the mayor's race over Ron Gullickson and a kate write-in campaign by Richard "Curly" Morris...
Alta FD unveils plans for fire station addition (11/06/03)
The Alta Volunteer Fire Department laid out some lofty goals during Monday's Alta city council meeting. Fire Chief Gary Molgaard presented the council with a request for proposal for a feasibility study and preliminary design concept to adapt the old Alta Co-op Creamery into a fire house and truck bay addition for the department...
Christmas in November in Alta (11/06/03)
It's going to look a lot like Christmas in Alta on Saturday, Nov. 8, as the Alta Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Holiday Open House. Many local merchants will open their doors to the public and various community organizations will be participating in the event...
Donation pushes FHC Campaign to near $300,000 (11/06/03)
Sara Lee of Storm Lake has presented Faith, Hope & Charity with a $2,000 contribution for the organization's Community Services Center Campaign. Dale Carver and Ray Team from Sara Lee presented the check to Faith, Hope & Charity's Development Director, Mary Sorenson and Executive Director Tom Daniels. ...
'Night of Stars' will attract talent to Festival of Trees Gala (11/06/03)
This year's Preview Gala for the Festival of Trees event will take on a "Star Search" flavor. Rather than book an entertainer, the fundraiser event is inviting local singers, musicians and other acts to perform in a competition for prizes. The event is being themed, "A Night of Stars."...
Santa's Castle, Genesis team up for fundraiser (11/06/03)
Genesis Development will head up a fundraiser to benefit Santa's Castle, and the public can be part of it. Genesis has placed a large container in their parking lot at 1607 Lake Avenue for people to put their soda cans for redemption during the months of November and December. All proceeds from the can redemption will go to Santa's Castle...
'Scrooge' contest adds fun for Miracle on Lake Avenue (11/06/03)
Hey, Storm Lake, it's time to select the Grand Marshall for the Parade of Lights at Miracle on Lake Avenue! The theme is "A Christmas Carol," and it can't happen without Scrooge leading the way as the Grand Marshall. In order to show the charitable, fun-loving spirit of Christmas, five Storm Lake business leaders have volunteered to be "Scrooge-Elects" to help raise money for Santa's Castle...
Kicking off the centennial celebration for Extension (11/06/03)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors signed a resolution at Tuesday's board meeting acknowledging ISU Extension in Buena Vista County for improving the quality of life in rural Iowa over the past 100 years. Rhonda Christensen, County Extension Education Director, Council Chair Dawn Prosser and Council Representative Shelley Hohneke invited the board members and residents of the county to the November 19th "come and go open house" in recognition of the 100 years of Extension. ...
Council gives raise to city administrator, launches bid for a hefty housing grant (11/06/03)
The Storm Lake City Council met in closed session Monday night to evaluate City Administrator John Call, and later offered him a 4 percent pay increase. Call's present salary is $76,211. In other business: Following approval of the grant the city would seek applications from residents in the selected area who meet the low to moderate income requirements of the grant...
Huddleston tops SL vote, 'Only in America' (11/06/03)
Although she's only been a citizen of this country for a three years, political newcomer Sara Monroy-Huddleston was able to garner the greatest number of votes in Tuesday's city election and claimed one of three contested seats on the Storm Lake city council. Incumbents Julie Egland and Wally Burns were reelected...
Weddings (11/06/03)
Mr. and Mrs. Brent Zoch Tammy Ann DeMan and Brent Ian Zoch exchanged marriage vows on Saturday, June 28 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta, with Pastor Lilette Johnston officiating. The Bride is the daughter of Willie DeMan, AIta, Shirley Schirmer, Lacona, and Lisa DeMan, Alta. ...
Wall Lake man dies in house fire (11/06/03)
Improperly discarded smoking materials near a sofa in the living room caused a fire that killed a man in his home early Tuesday, according to the state Fire Marshal's office. Emergency crews responding to a call around 5:30 a.m. encountered visible flames coming from the home of Michael Davis...
Little Floyd area fish kill blamed on hog manure (11/06/03)
Hog manure spread too heavily on farmland appears to be the cause of a weekend fish kill on four miles of the Little Floyd River near Sheldon, the Department of Natural Resources said in a statement Monday. "We found manure ponded on the ground and it appears that, because of over application, manure soaked into the ground and moved through a tile line. ...
Bulldogs wary of rematch with Remsen-St. Mary's (11/06/03)
Aurelia's Myron Radke and his coaching staff have been working overtime in preparation for their football team's opening round state playoff game against Remsen-St. Mary's here Saturday. "We're going to coach ourselves right out of this thing if we keep going this way," Radke said in jest Wednesday morning...
N-F advances, edges Manning (11/06/03)
On it's home field here Wednesday night, Newell-Fonda couldn't be stopped in its bid to get to the Uni-Dome. Dominating time of possession to the tune of 69 offensive plays to 26, the Mustangs trounced Manning 27-6 in an opening round state playoff game...
Pirates move on 14-0 (11/06/03)
Galva-Holstein used less than two hours here Wednesday night to advance to the Iowa State quarterfinal football round. The Pirates, in a rushing-oriented game, outlasted South Hamilton 14-0 here Wednesday night, improving to 10-0. Galva-Holstein, top-ranked in Class 1A in the Des Moines Register poll, meets 10-0 West Lyon Monday night in Holstein for the right to play in the Iowa semfinals in Cedar Rapids' Uni-Dome...
Treynor rolls past S-C (11/06/03)
No. 1-ranked Treynor lived up to its billing here Wednesday night, dealing Schaller-Crestland a 37-0 loss in an Iowa state football opening round playoff game. Treynor led just 14-0 at the half. "Our defense played outstanding in the first half and really throughout the game," said S-C coach Dale Tokheim. "But with their great size and strength, they wore us down in the last two quarters."...
Go and Do Events (11/06/03)
German POW artifacts on display The Sanford Museum is pleased to announce the exhibit opening "A Captive Eye: German POW Art and Artifacts." This traveling exhibit is produced by TRACES, a non-profit educational organization created to gather, preserve and present stories of people from the Midwest and Germany or Austria who encountered each other during World War II. ...
Funeral Arrangements (11/06/03)
Floyd Nelson Celebration of life services for Floyd O. Nelson, 91, were held at the First United Church in Sioux Rapids on Nov. 1, with Pastor Emily Allen officiating. Honoring Mr. Nelson's request, the services were private with inurnment to follow at a later date. Meyer Brothers Funeral Home, Sioux City, handled the arrangements...
Letters to the Pilot (11/06/03)
TO THE EDITOR: Gary Worthan had an excellent letter to the editor in Saturday's paper. We are at war - a least some of us - the ones in uniform. The rest of us Americans are going on with our normal, self-satisfying lives. Going shopping, watching reality TV and football games. ...
Pilot Guest Editorial (11/06/03)
Remember when you were younger and had a question, and instead of an answer, your parents would respond, "You'll understand when you're older." I never understood what they meant by that, and why they wouldn't answer me. Well, I have become wise in my years, and I think I came up with an answer...