[Masthead] Fair ~ 36°F  
High: 40°F ~ Low: 21°F
Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Stories from Thursday, May 6, 2004

Alta 6th grader earns state volunteerism award (05/06/04)
Lindsey Peterson has learned to enjoy saying, "I'll help." The sixth grade Alta student, daughter of Brent and Lorinda Peterson, unselfishly gives up her own time to help others. The Alta Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #6172 nominated Lindsey for the Outstanding Young Volunteers of the Year Award and received a second place state-wide award for her caring ways and concern for others...
Sportsmanship stressed at Alta (05/06/04)
The Alta Park Board members will be stressing the importance of sportsmanship even more so then ever this baseball season with the placement of new signs stating "Sportsmanship Rules." "We want to be proactive and promote sportsmanship," said Mike Norris. "The new signs will be a visual reminder for people."...
Alta Kiwanis (05/06/04)
Tom Stanton, a promising new candidate for membership, added correct pitch to the singing efforts of the Alta Kiwanis as they worked through the regular opening exercises Tuesday, May 2. His forthcoming membership was applauded and cheered. The Board of Directors met prior to the meeting and their business became the agenda items for the regular meeting. They were:...
Casino petition nears finish, its planner will approach Harrah's (05/06/04)
Storm Lake businessman Cal Johnson is gaining on his goal to petition for a license to develop a casino boat at the Cobblestone Inn area in Lakeside. He estimated on Tuesday that he had gathered 400 signatures with a minimum of 590 needed to call a Buena Vista County public referendum...
Scouting with Tyson (05/06/04)
The Boy Scouts of America will be starting new a troop in Storm Lake soon, albeit with a little different look and focus. According Kevin Robinson, district director of the BSA Mid-America Council, vic-president Gene Lehman of Tyson Fresh Meats has made a commitment that Tyson would be a charter for Hispanic Boy Scout troops throughout the nation...
SL Police to observe National Police Memorial Week (05/06/04)
The Storm Lake Police Department will join law enforcement agencies throughout the nation in remembering those officers who gave their lives in the line of duty last year and the families and loved ones they leave behind. This reflection on the loss of lives will take place during Police Memorial Week which runs May 9 to May 15. Police Memorial Day is Saturday, May 15...
Families of fallen soliders receive quilts (05/06/04)
On April 23rd, Freedom Quilts presented quilts to the families of the fallen Iowa soldiers. The ceremony was held at the Capitol View Elementary School in Des Moines. Some of the Freedom Quilters came to the event to help honor the families and to reinforce their belief to continue helping with this project. ...
Underage Drinking (05/06/04)
Owners of Malarky's are responding to a Storm Lake woman's statements made to the city council earlier this week, suggesting that the club is acting less than responsibly and that the council should ban all those under 21 years old from being in bars...
Alta family sends two sons to Iraq (05/06/04)
The war in Iraq has hit many local residents. Few are so familiar as Shelly Anderson of Alta. She will soon have two sons serving in that volatile nation. Eighteen year old Lance has been in Iraq since February serving with the 443rd Transportation Company...
Wedding (05/06/04)
Mandy Riley, Peterson, and Todd Reiling, Sioux Rapids, were wed in marriage in a traditional Methodist ceremony on September 27, 2003 in Spencer. Parents of the bride are Dave and Denise Riley, Peterson. The groom's parents are Rod and Kathy Reiling of Sioux Rapids...
Engagements (05/06/04)
Nathan Witmaack & Jennifer Brees Gary and Kathy Brees along with Tim and Lorie Wittmaack are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of Jennifer Lynne Brees and Nathan Alan Wittmaack. Jennifer is a 2001 graduate of Sioux Central and is studying Athletic Training and Health Education at the University of Northern Iowa. ...
New 'Aquatics Center,' park in the works for Cherokee (05/06/04)
After studying the situation for nearly four years, a special committee is at the precipice of announcing a capital campaign to secure funds for the total renovation of the municipal outdoor swimming pool and surrounding Gillette Park on West Bluff Street in Cherokee...
Area drug investigation leads to meth lab in an old combine (05/06/04)
Pocahontas County Sheriff Bob Lampe reports that his office, Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, and Gilmore City Police Department executed a drug search warrant at the Lance Troy Heuser residence at Gilmore City, on April 29. A search at this residence resulted in a Humboldt county charge of Possession of Methamphetamine...
Mustangs 2nd in NW golf (05/06/04)
Sac City took home the first-place trophy here Monday following a boys Northwest Conference golf meet at Lake Creek Country Club. Sac City was led by meet medalist Taylor Mason, who fired a nine-hole total of 39. Newell-Fonda took second with a 172. The Mustangs were led by 41's by Tim Seagren and Austin Vanderhoff. Matt Stauter carded a 44, Matt Spaulding a 46 and Jared Neppl and Andrew McLaughlin 47's...
Storm Lake boys roll on (05/06/04)
The Storm Lake boys track and field team had a banner day at its own Tornado Relays Invitational meet here at Tornado Field Tuesday afternoon. Storm Lake took six first places in the meet. In the process, senior Nick Sorbe set a meet and personal record in the open 800 meters, winning in 1 minute, 54.08. According to SLHS coach Jeff Brennan, that's the best time in Iowa all season long...
Rebel girls set six marks at Alta meet (05/06/04)
One day after dominating the competition at the Northwest Conference meet, the Sioux Central girls track and field team did the same here Tuesday afternoon in winning the Alta Co-Ed Invitational. The Lady Rebels finished with 159 points to 97 for Alta and 92 for Storm Lake-St. Mary's. Schaller-Crestland was fourth with 59 points while Aurelia was fifth with 58 and Pomeroy-Palmer sixth with 41 points...
Setting famous house 'Straight' (05/06/04)
For one intoxicating summer in 1998, the little white house on Section Line Road at Laurens had all the excitement of Hollywood - directors running around yelling "Cut!" Stars like Sissy Spacek getting a tan between shots. Local residents getting a taste of the limelight as extras in one of the most talked-about films of 1999...
'Watershed change' in long-term nursing (05/06/04)
Now that Methodist Manor has completed its new Otsego Place assisted living facility, it isn't about to rest on its laurels. The Private Room Initiative, a move already well underway, proposes to offer a private room to all current and future nursing home residents - a means of providing more dignity, more personalized surroundings, a more homelike environment...
Fitzpatrick commits $10,000 to higher education (05/06/04)
Tom Fitzpatrick of Fitzpatrick Auto Center, Inc., has pledged $10,000 to the Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education. The mission of the IAD Foun-dation for Edu-cation is to invest in the future of the motor vehicle sales and service industry by awarding automotive scholarships...
Funeral Arrangements (05/06/04)
Elin Frandsen August 21, 1914 - May 1, 2004 Elin Marie (Jacobsen) Frandsen, age 89, of Newell, Iowa, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2004, at Loring Hospital in Sac City. Elin was born August 21, 1914, in Tyler, MN, the daughter of Aage and Andrea (Panum) Jacobsen. She was baptized September 27, 1914, in Tyler and graduated from Tyler High School in 1932...
The Pilot Editorial (05/06/04)
You may have read how Susan Rice of Storm Lake took her concerns about youth drinking before the Storm Lake City Council this week. It normally takes a tragedy to mobilize such an public effort - as in the serious burns suffered by a young coed at the University of Iowa that propelled this same discussion in Iowa City in the summer of 2002...
State Issues (05/06/04)
Forty years ago President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act saying that the bill "signaled a further determination by our country that women would find equality in their paycheck." At the time women made 59 cents to every dollar a man made. Today American women, with comparable education and experience, earn 77 cents on average to every dollar their male counterparts make. Here in Iowa, we do slightly better with women earning 78 cents to every dollar...