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Stories from Thursday, January 22, 2004

Alta Senior Citizens Club offers fun, food and cards (01/22/04)
The Alta Senior Citizens Club has been in existence for well over 20 years. The membership has changed over the years but the purpose has remained the same - to provide an outing, socialization and meal for its members. At one time, the group was primarily senior couples from the community. Today, a majority of the members are widows...
Iowa, ISU rivalry remains heated, but fun (01/22/04)
Storm Lake residents Paul Dlugosch and Bob Payer were no doubt glued to their television sets Wednesday night as the Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball took on Iowa State in Ames. Dlugosch, who'll be 88 next month, is an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and as late as Tuesday night, had some trepidation as to how his Hawkeyes would fare...
Alta Kiwanis News (01/22/04)
Joan Curbow, Alta Library Board, was the speaker for the regular meeting of the Alta Kiwanis Club Tuesday, January 13. The topic was the Alta Public Library and it was unique in that the school library and the Alta Police Library are joined in the new Middle School building. Such an arrangement is not common and skeptics had been opposed to it. Curbow indicates that the arrangements in quite successful and it is expected that is will increase even more in its effectiveness...
Plans emerge for Ag/Home Show (01/22/04)
This year's Buena Vista County Ag & Home Show Saturday, January 31, will feature indoor mini golf, cash door prizes, a Storm Lake Ambassadors Lunch, and over 70 exhibitors. The event runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 1403 N Lake Avenue (South of Dollar General in the previous Moeller Furniture site). Admission is free. The BV Pork Producers will be grilling...
PLANNING THE GREAT BV TRACTOR RIDE (01/22/04)
Farm Bureau and Buena Vista County fair board members met recently to discuss the Buena Vista County Farm Bureau tractor ride and parade to be held July 23, during the Buena Vista County Fair. The ride will start at the fairgrounds near Alta and travel to the B.V. ...
Celebrating Chinese New Year (01/22/04)
Known in China as the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year celebrates the earth coming back to life. Storm Lake will have a new opportunity to join in the timeless celebration, as the Witter Art Gallery will host a Chinese New Year community event at the gallery Friday, starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, and admission is free...
Journalist shares worldly voice (01/22/04)
Sent by the now-defunct San Francisco Examiner to Mexico City in September 1985 to cover an earthquake that had ravaged the city, John Ross returned to Mexico to find a home and a story. And in 1994, from his vantage point in Mexico City, he witnessed and wrote about the beginning of a revolution that would chase the reigning political party out of national power and challenge the trade policies in this hemisphere and the world. A revolution, he says, continues today...
Schools offer only a small increase for teacher pay (01/22/04)
Storm Lake Superintendent of Schools Bill Kruse presented a counter proposal to the Storm Lake Education Association Wednesday as annual teacher pay negotiations get underway. The district is proposing an total package settlement offer of $118,178 or a 1.57 percent increase for the 2004-05 contract year - a far cry from the 6.6 percent package increase teachers asked for...
Wedding (01/22/04)
Ryan and Julie Headley Julie Lynn Berkland and Ryan James Headley both of Denver, Colorado were united in marriage August 16, 2003 in an outdoor ceremony with a reception following at Grand Lake Lodge in Grand Lake, Colorado. Julie, the daughter of Lyn and Diana Berkland of Storm Lake, is employed by the Children's Hospital Foundation of Denver, as a special event development officer...
Pocahontas controversy ends in rehiring of Guard vet as Laurens deputy (01/22/04)
Board of Supervisors has voted to reinstate a former sheriff's deputy who was laid off after returning from active duty with the Iowa National Guard. The supervisors voted Tuesday to authorize Sheriff Bob Lampe to reinstate former deputy Brian Runneberg with back pay, effective Jan. 1...
Mustangs hold off Cyclones - again (01/22/04)
In a game of dramatic scoring runs, the Newell-Fonda boys basketball team held off Northwest Conference foe Alta here Tuesday night, 70-66. It was the second time this season that the Mustangs held off a late Alta rally to win. Newell-Fonda led 47-38 at the end of the third quarter and led by as many as ten points in the last frame. But the Cyclones rallied to tie the game before falling short...
SL blitzes Indians; Panthers rally but fall short (01/22/04)
Led by a game-high 25 points from junior guard/forward Mel Fisher and 18 points from senior post player Chelsea Anderson, the Storm Lake girls basketball team pounded Spirit Lake 58-42 here Tuesday night at the SLHS gym. "We played awesome tonight," said Storm Lake High girls basketball coach Stacy VanDerSloot. "We shot the ball well at 52 percent and I was impressed with our defense. We held some good players under their averages and no Spirit Lake players reached double figures."...
SL student cast in unique 'Radio Daze' show (01/22/04)
Adam Thompson, Storm Lake, has been cast in Buena Vista University's winter production. Radio Daze. The production will make school history as the first performance to be broadcast live worldwide. Radio Daze will bring back the golden age of radio, and audiences can view the variety show in the studio, watch it on University Cable Network Channel 3, listen to it on 97.5 KBVU, or catch it on BVU's web site. ...
Photo studio returns to SL (01/22/04)
Does Storm Lake need another photo studio? Don Knop thinks so and is going to give "The City Beautiful" another try. Knop had a presence in Storm Lake for three years, working with Michael Cerizo. When the photographer left, Knop concentrated on his Ida Grove studio for the next four years...
New marketing director at Genesis Development (01/22/04)
Genesis Development has announced that Monica Howard will be assuming the position of marketing representative at the Storm Lake site. Howard will be working with both the work services and employment services departments. She will assist work services by focusing her efforts on developing facility-based work opportunities for those served by Genesis who are employed at the Genesis work center...
Funeral Arrangements (01/22/04)
Lucille Long A memorial service for Lucille Long, 89, of Storm Lake, was held January 11, 2004 at Stuhr's Funeral Chapel in Charleston, SC with the Reverend Dan Barton officiating. Lucille died January 9, 2004 at Trident Reginal Hospital in Charleston...
Pilot Tribune Guest Essay (01/22/04)
What I am not is a teacher. What I wish I were is a teacher: the kind that ignites a fire in a child's mind. A flame that never bums out. Miss Gadke was that. We were three weeks into the school year. Teachers in old South School were earnestly persuading their charges that the end of summer's freedom was...
Letters to the Pilot (01/22/04)
Tough love for the Iowa smokers TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to Dana Larsen for his recent editorial "Tough Love for Smokers." I'm sure everyone knows of friends or family members who just can't beat the habit. Iowa's 36 cents per pack tax ranks 39th in the nation and is lower than that levied in most surrounding states. ...