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Stories from Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Named to Iowa Academic All-State Team (05/04/04)
Adam Sievers, a senior at Storm Lake High School, is one of 50 Iowa high school seniors who have been honored in the 2004 Iowa Academic All-State Team recognition program. Adam, whose parents are Dan and Julie Sievers, was named to one of the five regional Academic All-State Teams that was announced last Sunday in the Des Moines Sunday Register. Those 50 students then competed for one of the 10 coveted spots on the 2004 Iowa Academic All-State Team...
Buena Vista County fourth graders find ag to be exciting (05/04/04)
It was an "Ag-citing" day for fourth graders throughout Buena Vista County who took part in the Iowa State University-sponsored event that shows students a well-rounded perspective of agriculture. The students met with many knowledgeable adults, 4-H'ers and FFA'ers who shared a world of information with them on a variety of topics...
BVRMC balances business, charity (05/04/04)
As a public hospital, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center must survive a rock-and-a-hard-place situation. It must provide care to anyone in need, whether they can afford to pay or not. And once it has given that care, it has to collect on those bills if it is going to stay financially healthy to continue to answer the community's needs...
Underage bar ban (05/04/04)
Should Storm Lake enact an ordinance to keep underage people out of the bars in the city? Susan Rice thinks so and after visiting one of the city's bars thinks such an ordinance could prevent a tragedy on the city's streets. Speaking before the Storm Lake City Council Monday night, Rice said she came forward to ask the city to do something about underage drinking in the city's saloons, in particular, Malarky's Pub...
Grant offers free breast and cervical cancer screening in BV (05/04/04)
The Buena Vista County Cancer Awareness and Screening Project held a meeting at the AEA building to provide information to women concerning screening education on performing self breast exams and to provide information on screening for cancer. The project is designed to help women who do not have insurance or access to health care receive cancer screening, and is funded by a grant from the Wellmark Foundation through November 2004...
Storm Lake's gateway lighthouse on cover of "Cityscape" magazine (05/04/04)
A full color photo of Storm Lake's gateway lighthouse along the Highway 71 bypass graces the cover of the April issue of Cityscape, the monthly magazine published by the Iowa League of Cities. The photo is a popular sunset view of the lighthouse taken by local professional photographer Bob Ansorge...
P.O.W. 'bus-eum' brings memories to former prisoner (05/04/04)
Northwest Iowa native Marion Jaycox knows what it's like to climb out of the darkness to be greeted with an American flag. And he holds that flag dear after being held as a prisoner of war during the Nazi era in Germany. Last Thursday, Jaycox celebrated his liberation from a Nazi Germany POW camp. On Friday morning, he had the opportunity to re-live some of the history with his daughter at a traveling bus museum exhibit making its way through the area...
Anniversary (05/04/04)
Jane and Randy Fehr will celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary on May 9, 2004. They were married at the Grace Presbyterian Church in Council Bluffs, on May 9, 1964. A family celebration will be held on May 9, at the Lark Restaurant in Iowa City. ...
Engagements (05/04/04)
Nikki Blummer and Jeremy Johnson Nikki Blumer and Jeremy Johnson are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Nikki is the daughter of Sue and Lee Stence of Charter Oak. Jeremy is the son of Sue and Dave Johnson of Aurelia. His grandparents are Gordon and Marilyn Fett of Storm Lake...
SLHS boys win own Invite (05/04/04)
The Storm Lake High boys track and field team continues to break meet and personal records on a weekly basis. Friday afternoon at the Storm Lake Invitational held at Tornado Field, Mike Keller, Nick Sorbe and Kevin Wulfekuhler broke meet records in individual events and several others set personal bests...
Lake Creek golf pro's done it all (05/04/04)
Storm Lake native Melea Raveling didn't play her first round of golf until she was a freshman in high school. Ten years later, she was playing on the prestigious women's Pro Futures Tour in Florida. She admits she was blessed with natural ability in golf, but given the circumstances, that might be a bit of an understatement...
Peacocks sweep BVU nine (05/04/04)
Upper Iowa University had it's collective hitting shoes on here Saturday, sweeping a high-scoring doubleheader from Buena Vista University at the Storm Lake HIgh field. The Peacocks rallied for 11 runs in the last three innings of game one to post a come-from-behind, 13-10 win, then won 12-2 in game two...
Registration pour in for Marathon (05/04/04)
The Ninth Annual Marathon to Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, June 12th. This marathon is runner friendly, certified and sanctioned. The 26.2-mile marathon and marathon relay begin at 6 a.m. at the Storm Lake High School. At 7:30 a.m. the 5K run/walk begins at the Marathon Community Center in Marathon and at 8:15 a.m. the tot trot will begin...
Go & Do Calendar (05/04/04)
Auto Show features $5,000 charity contest Country School class...
Funeral Arrangements (05/04/04)
Phyllis J. Brown February 8, 1932 - April 28, 2004 Funeral services for Phyliss J. Brown will be held Saturday, May 1, at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Luther Thoresen officiating. Interment will be at North Lawn Cemetery in Spencer. Arrangements are by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home...
The Pilot Editorial (05/04/04)
It's been an interesting little period in the courtrooms. Jesse Wendelsdorf, who got off on charges of murdering toddler Shelby Duis a couple of years ago in a trial in Storm Lake, this time was found guilty - of a role in a drug peddling outfit - but still, he wasn't sentenced to a day in prison. Just probation and a short stay in a residential facility bed when available, after tying up the legal system for a few more months. What a nice message for the courts to send.....
A sucker for memories (05/04/04)
The other day I was in line at the grocery when a little kid in his mother's arms lost his grip on his sucker. You know the ones - the big chocolate hummers that last an hour, with the Tootsie Roll center that gives your jaw muscle cramps. The old instincts are still there. Caught it in mid-air. Left a sticky goo on my hand, but the kid didn't seem to mind. Popped it right back in his mouth with a gleeful squeal...