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Stories from Thursday, March 18, 2004

New administrator, registered nurse hired at Wel Life (03/18/04)
Sheila Thomsen is the new administrator at Alta's Wel-Life and she is looking forward to her new challenge. She resides on a Linn Grove farm with her family. Sheila has a college degree in social work and has worked extensively as a social worker with the elderly and has experience in the nursing home setting, has served as the case management coordinator at Northwest Aging Association and most recently she worked for the State of Iowa Department of Inspection and Appeals making sure assisted living facilities throughout western Iowa were up to snuff.. ...
Fonda $100,000 lottery winner accused of theft (03/18/04)
Rural Fonda woman Mary Farrell was jailed and released this week, facing felony charges for claiming a $100,000 Iowa lottery prize that allegedly also belonged to a pool of other who went in to purchase the ticket. Farrell had intended to use the money to try to erase large farming debts...
Workshop to be held to assist health care providers (03/18/04)
A workshop entitled "Providing Culturally Competent Healthcare" will be presented on March 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the AEA Building in Storm Lake. Speakers from the University of Iowa, Global Health Corps will present the workshop which is designed to assist the health care provider identify and learn about cultural issues in health care. There is no cost to attend...
Storm Lake Foundation awaits word of grant (03/18/04)
Members of the Storm Lake Foundation are on "standby" this week, awaiting final word on a $63,000 grant application to Major League Baseball to help upgrade the Field of Dreams sports complex in Storm Lake. An announcement of MLB grant awards is expected by April 1, according to Todd Erskine, who recently hosted a staff member from the Major Leagues headquarters in New York...
$320m wind project waits for Senate (03/18/04)
Although Clipper Windpower promised one of the largest wind farms in the world by April of this year, no towers have been put up, and no turbines are turning over Schaller - yet. MidAmerican Energy, which will take over ownership of the 107-tower development in northern Sac and southern Buena Vista County, along with another 100-turbine wind farm in North Central Iowa, says it's doing the best it can under the circumstances...
Tyson launches multi-million expansion project for SL pork plant (03/18/04)
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. is expanding production and storage capabilities at its Storm Lake pork plant, company officials announced this week. Tyson has initiated a multi-million dollar project,obtaining some additional land around the plant and planning for a two-story addition to the southwest side of the existing plant. ...
Engagements (03/18/04)
Andy Aronson & Lindsey Lullman Randy and Karlene Lullman, Storm Lake, and Larry and Connie Aronson, Albert City, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of Lindsey Lullman and Andy Aronson, Cedar Falls. Lindsey is a student at the University of Northern Iowa majoring in Secondary Math Education and will graduate in the Spring of 2005. Andy is a student at the University of Northern Iowa majoring in Physical Education and will graduate in the Fall of 2004...
Lawmakers work quickly on tax break for Wells' Dairy (03/18/04)
The Legislature on Tuesday approved tax incentives sought by Wells' Dairy Inc. to prevent the Le Mars-based company from moving its corporate headquarters out of state. The bill, approved 45-2 in the Senate and 98-1 in the House, was put on a fast track after state economic development officials said competition from Nebraska and South Dakota was intense...
Iowans spent almost $2 million on cold medicine in 2002 (03/18/04)
More than 132,000 prescriptions for cough and cold relief were filled by Iowans between the ages of 18 and 64 during 2002 - below the national rate, a new study shows. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa said its members filled brand name and generic prescriptions at a cost of nearly $1.9 million. The results, released this week, are part of a special Wellmark report...
BV men third, women fifth in all sports standings (03/18/04)
Luther College women's teams and Wartburg's men's teams lead the Iowa Conference All-Sports standings as of the end of the winter sports season, according to a recent IIAC release. There are seven winter sports, including men's and women's basketball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's indoor track and field and wrestling...
Dunkerton next in line for N-F (03/18/04)
Newell-Fonda has more state tournament experience than any team in the Class 1A field, and that worries opposing coaches. According to Sentral of Fenton coach Glen Preston, it was one of the major factors in his team's jittery performance in an 86-40 loss to the Mustangs Monday in a state tournament quarterfinal game in Des Moines...
EVENTS CALENDAR (03/18/04)
DUCKS UNLIMITED BANQUET SATURDAY TOOT, CLUNK, BANG & WHISTLE WILDLIFE ARTIST AT GALLERY STEPPERETTES HOST DRILL TEAM NIGHT Senior Schoolhouse: WWII...
Open for business (03/18/04)
After much anticipation, the site where the McDonald's used to sit is open for business. Jose Arceo has brought his expertise and staff from Washington state to give Storm Lake a fine Mexican dining experience at Plaza Mexico. Owner Arceo worked with his brothers in their restaurants in Washington (they also own restaurants in the Portland, Ore., area). He brought two more brothers to open his Storm Lake store, making this a family business. Areco said he has nine brothers...
Homebuying workshop offered (03/18/04)
Folks who want to learn the answers to those vexing questions about buying a home should plan to attend the Homebuyer's Workshop in April at Iowa Central Community College in Storm Lake. The workshop series are being sponsored by a group of area businesses in collaboration with USDA-Rural Development and Iowa State University Extension. Rural Development assists rural Americans from working families to seniors seeking to be homeowners...
Funeral Arrangements (03/18/04)
Bernice L. Dandy January 8, 1916 - March 16, 2004 Bernice L. "Bea" Dandy, age 88, of Storm Lake, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake. A funeral service will be held Friday, March 19, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake with Reverend Douglas Haynes and Reverend E. ...
Letters to the Pilot (03/18/04)
TO THE EDITOR: I am not a professional politician; I am just a student. Yet Steve King's comments, and indeed his own blatant politicization of events seems so ridiculous to me that I cannot help but comment. Iowa is in trouble, Mr. King, in case you didn't realize that fact. ...
Editors Opinion (03/18/04)
Since when did the Iowa Department of Education become self-appointed as our police force for political correctness? The Department is leaning on the Cherokee School District to possibly change its sports identity from the "Braves," for fear that it is derogatory to Native Americans...