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Stories from Thursday, March 25, 2004

Gully's garden is one to be enjoyed by everyone (03/25/04)
It doesn't look like much right now but when Ron "Gully" Gullickson's garden is in bloom, it will be filled with fragrance, color, birds, butterflies and people observing the beauty of nature. Gully, a former member of the Alta City Council, is a stickler for wanting the community to be cleaned up. ...
Alta Community Library showing special middle school work (03/25/04)
The Alta Library has many exciting things on display celebrating the creativity and hard work of Alta Middle School students. Check out the Puerto Rican-inspired masks made by the art students of Ila Galvin and take a look at some of the ACT students' National History Day projects, under the direction of Beth Lietz. Stop in and view these accomplishments. The library is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. ...
Alta drill team members perform with All-Iowa Drill Team (03/25/04)
The Alta High School drill team members find it exciting to perform in front of a crowd. For three of the members, they had even a larger thrill when they were selected to take part in the All-Iowa Drill Team. Brooke Sliefert, Lacey Nielsen and Heidi Meyer performed with some 250 other drill team members from across the state at the Iowa Girls basketball tournament at Vets Auditorium in Des Moines...
Farmer's market returns to its roots for 2004 (03/25/04)
The Storm Lake Farmers Market will return to the downtown this season, starting June 12, and will expand to coincide with the Taste of Storm Lake block parties. Markets will be held from 8 a.m.-noon each Saturday, and 4-6 on Thursday evenings, located at Lake Avenue and West 6th Street between Varenhorsts and the former JC Penneys. The half block will be or barricaded off for safety and vendors will sell their fresh produce and more in the street. Vendor fees will be reduced also...
Tyson spill runs into lake, tests underway (03/25/04)
An estimated 2,000 gallons of wastewater escaped the Tyson Fresh Meat plant and flowed into Storm Lake early Tuesday morning. Buena Vista County Supervisor Jim Gustafson said that the company owes the community for the damage, and wondered why the pork plant hasn't been fined for spills...
Dredge sets sail April 1 (03/25/04)
On April 1, the Storm Lake dredge is expected to leave its winter harbor and return to work, but this season, dredging for funds will be almost as urgent as dredging for silt. All systems are go for a first full season of local dredging. The dredge was completely rebuilt over the winter, its two interior diesel engines now redone and ready to fire. ...
Newell-Fonda makes offer to applicant for superintendent (03/25/04)
The search for a school superintendent to lead the Newell-Fonda school district is beginning to wind down after the district made an offer to one of its applicants. According to Newell-Fonda school board president Jim Wernimont, the school board has been directed to maintain confidentiality concerning the applicant's name until a decision is made...
New position to be filled by BV Co. Soil and Water Conservation (03/25/04)
The search is on for the first Water Quality Coordinator for the Storm Lake watershed. The new position was recently funded by a grant through the Environmental Protection Agency and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Applicants are being sought by the Buena Vista County Soil & Water Conservation District through April 10, with evaluation to begin soon afterward...
Park plan boosting interest from new retailers in SL sites (03/25/04)
Storm Lake is on the verge of a sort of retail rejuvenation, the chamber of commerce feels. Although nothing is firm, a number of new retail businesses have contacted the chamber, asking for information about potential sites in the community, according to Gary Lalone...
Engagements (03/25/04)
J. Bradley Steele of Chandler, Arizona and Susan Melander Steele of Alta, are proud to announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Ginger Steele, to Ivan Smith. Ivan is the son of Scott and Diane Smith of Chandler, Arizona, also Jim and Shelley Pritzl of Arlington, Washington...
Pony Express events to kick off April 9th (03/25/04)
Pony Express events are once again getting underway for this year's fund drive. The ride will take place on Good Friday, April 9, with the final leg of the ride parading into Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines on Saturday, April 10. The annual Pony Express Benefit Dance will be held on Saturday, April 3 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Moose Lodge in Spencer...
Sheldon voters defeat municipal gas system (03/25/04)
Sheldon voters defeated a proposal to establish a municipal gas system. The unofficial vote Tuesday was 792-530 against the proposal to buy the existing system currently owned by MidAmerican Energy, which will continue to serve the city of 4,900. A simple majority was needed for passage...
Jungers is Pilot's All Area girls BB Coach of Year (03/25/04)
In just two years, Newell-Fonda girls basketball coach Dick Jungers has made his mark on the prep ranks in Iowa. In his two year stint as the Lady Mustangs coach, he's guided the team to a 45-6 record and a share of two Northwest Conference titles. In conference play, the Mustangs were 15-1 each of the coach's first two winters...
SLHS boys set three records at Lakes Indoor (03/25/04)
The Storm Lake High boys track and field team showed its strength here Tuesday night at the Lakes Conference Indoor meet, setting conference records in three events and taking firsts in four. Senior Nick Sorbe set a new conference mark in the 800 meter run, taking first place in 2 minutes, 2.40 seconds...
SLHS girls fare well at Lakes Indoor (03/25/04)
The Storm Lake girls track and field team had four individual champions out of 11 events here at Lambertini Recreation Center on the BVU campus Tuesday night in the Lakes Conference Indoor meet. "What a great meet for our girls," said Storm Lake High girls track coach John Brostad. "They performed better than I could have imagined. We had four individual Lakes Conference champions in 11 events and three of them were freshmen...
Schumann is Pilot's All-Area Player of Year (03/25/04)
Newell-Fonda junior Jennifer Schumann is clearly in love with basketball. Just a few days after the Lady Mustangs lost in the region finals to Rock Valley, Schumann and other players who'll be back next year were in the weight room doing agility drills...
Good-times band will rock, and remember a mentor (03/25/04)
As The 2 For 1 Band takes the stage in the cleanup position for the annual Rock and Remember concert in Marathon, they will have more to remember than most. One of northwest Iowa's up-and-coming party bands cut their teeth with well-known Storm Lake area rockers Wild Childhood some years ago, and when the Rock and Remember concerts were started to honor the memory of Wild Childhood bass player Paul Sievers, they were there from the beginning...
Famed gospel choir offers a spirited concert in SL (03/25/04)
The Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Consecrated Mass Choir will appear in Schaller Memorial Chapel on the Buena Vista University campus on Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. to perform a 90-minute gospel extravaganza. The highly acclaimed gospel choir will sing high-spirited selections from their live recording CD. ...
Schoening honored (03/25/04)
Sara Lee's occupational health nurse Elaine Schoening, RN, has been given the Marguerite Ahern Graff Excellence Award by the American Board for Occupational Health Nurses (ABOHN). The award is given each year to the COHN who receives the highest score on the certification exam in the previous year. This award was established in 1997 to honor ABOHN's first chair, Marguerite Ahern Graf...
Funeral Arrangements (03/25/04)
Wayne A. Hanson October 31, 1931 - March 20, 2004 Wayne A. Hanson, age 72, of Newell, formerly of Albert City, passed away on Saturday, March 20, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 25, at 2 p.m. ...
The Pilot Editorial (03/25/04)
One of the most persistent complaints heard on the campus of Buena Vista University has to do with the "forced culture" aspects of the ACES program. ACES brings a marvelous mix of performers, speakers and the fine arts to campus - often people of national renown who otherwise would be nowhere near a place the size and location of a Storm Lake, Iowa...
Our Readers Respond (03/25/04)
TO THE EDITOR: In the "quick to criticize, slow to praise" society that we seem to be living in these days, I would like to offer up a novel, and not usually heard "thank you." One year ago, after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, my uncle Keith Johnsen of Quimby, chose to undergo chemo in Storm Lake instead of traveling to Sioux City. ...