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Stories from Monday, June 28, 2004

A Rainbow Nation (06/28/04)
My trip to South Africa has been the journey of a lifetime. It was educational, culturally enriching and motivational - as I stepped into a virtual classroom for 17 days, and was able to gain a rare glimpse into the institutions and the architects within them, who are building the foundation of South African democracy...
He lost 300+ lbs., and found an inspiration (06/28/04)
Larry Peterson remembers the day when he was confined to a wheelchair wanting to die. He remembers weighing over 600 pounds and recalls all too vividly the low self-esteem, societal pressure and hopelessness that can result from obesity. "I know how low you can feel," said Peterson...
City prepares for 'user friendly' recycling era (06/28/04)
The Storm Lake city council passed an ordinance Monday night that establishes unit-based pricing regulations on residentital garbage collection. This ordinance will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2004. This was passed, city administrator John Call said, to help reduce the amount of garbage going into the Buena Vista County landfill and to increase the amount of recycling the state has mandated its cities to enforce...
Supervisors want to take casino issue to voters, but no petition (06/28/04)
Several members of the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors want to take the issue of casino gambling before a vote of the public to decide... but without a petition calling for the election, it isn't going to happen. There are also questions over how a special election would be funded should the board vote to put the matter of gambling before the county...
AC-T vote is unanimous to share HS, MS at Sioux Central (06/28/04)
The Albert City-Truesdale school board voted 5-0 Thursday night, following a public hearing in the high school gymnasium, to participate in full-grade sharing of its middle and high school with Sioux Central beginning this fall. AC-T superintendent Steve Mitchell said "there was not one negative comment about the issue of sharing."...
Major Leagues grant boosts Field of Dreams (06/28/04)
The Storm Lake Foundation has been awarded a $45,000 grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, powered in part by Major League Baseball. The Foundation will use the grant money to make improvements to four baseball and softball diamonds at its Field of Dreams complex in northwest Storm Lake...
$7.7m Nature Center goes 'green' (06/28/04)
The Little Storm Lake Interpretive Center will not only celebrate and educate on nature - it will become an integral part of it. "We plan to prove to the community and to the country that you can create a development in nature without ruining the nature," said Justin Yarosevich, city staffer working with the Storm Lake Project AWAYSIS destination park program. "This will be an incredibly environmentally-friendly building."...
Engagement (06/28/04)
Erica Stille and Scott Goodyear Mrs. Pamela Egland of Spencer, and Marvin and Molly Stille of Schaller, joyfully announce the engagement of their daughter and granddaughter Erica Faye Stille to Scott Richard Goodyear, son of Richard and Linda Goodyear of St. Louis, Missouri...
Schwab named new BVU wrestling coach (06/28/04)
While an assistant wrestling coach the past nine years here at the University of Minnesota, Mark Schwab said there were two Division III coaching jobs he coveted. One was Wartburg College and the other was Buena Vista University. "Both those programs have outstanding traditions," said Schwab, 36...
Strong hitting, pitching lifts Storm Lake girls (06/28/04)
It's tough to beat a combination of strong pitching and timely hitting. That characterized the Storm Lake High softball team's two hard-earned Lakes Conference wins this week. Thursday night, the Tornadoes outbattled rival Cherokee, 5-1 while Wednesday, they turned back Spencer, 9-0. With the two wins, Storm Lake improved to 8-1 in Lakes play and to 19-5 overall...
Alta sweeps Knights (06/28/04)
The Alta softball team swept a doubleheader here from Pomeroy-Palmer Thursday, winning by scores of 5-2 in game one and 19-4 in game two. In game one, Cyclone righthander Brooke Sliefert pitched well, giving up just two runs on five hits while striking out nine and walking three...
Newell-Fonda girls win BC-IG Tourney win BC-IG Tournament (06/28/04)
Newell-Fonda Thursday won the Battle Creek-Ida Grove softball tournament here with a 4-3 win over Kingsley-Pierson in the championship game. The Mustangs opened the tournament with two wins Wednesday, beating Remsen Union 10-0 in five innings and pounding Lawton-Bronson 11-0, again in five innings...
Sac City bests Aurelia, 5-1 (06/28/04)
The Aurelia softball team dropped to 1-7 on Northwest Conference play here Thursday night with a 5-1 loss to Sac City. Bulldogs righthander Liz Laursen held Sac City scoreless for the first three innings, but they touched her for two runs in the fourth, two in the fifth and one more in the seventh...
Holton pitches Alta past P-P Knights (06/28/04)
Senior righthander Eric Holton threw a four-hitter here Thursday night to lead Alta to a hard-fought, 2-1 win over Pomeroy-Palmer. Holton struck out ten and walked just two in recording the mound win for the Cyclones. "Eric battled hard on the mound, keeping us in the game and it was nice to come away with a conference win," said Alta coach Jerry Braunschweig. "I was really impressed with the improvement the Pomeroy kids showed; they played hard and gave us a real test."...
Prairie Fire, outlaw tractor pull, golf cart rodeo at area fair (06/28/04)
Four days of fun and events await the entire family at the 2004 Cherokee County Fair, Thursday, July 8 through Sunday, July 11 at the Fairgrounds in South Cherokee. The entertainment kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8, with an energetic and powerful show of music and dance featuring Angie Broberg and the band, "Prairie Fire" on the main stage...
Life's a 'Celebration' (06/28/04)
Entertainment for the 26th Annual Star Spangled Spectacular will be kicked off by the Celebration Iowa Singers and Jazz Band on July 3, at 7:15 in the Sunset Park Bandshell. Celebration Iowa strives to reflect the quality of Iowa's high school music programs by giving a cast of 38 high school students the chance of a lifetime. ...
Funeral Arrangements (06/28/04)
Maxwell Ort Graveside services for Maxwell James Ort will be held Sunday, June 27, 4 p.m., at the Nemaha Cemetery under the direction of the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home, with Reverend Todd Schlitter officiating. Maxwell, son of Joshua James Ort and Whitney Blaire Hollinger of Nemaha, was stillborn on June 22, at Buena Vista Regional Hospital in Storm Lake...
From the Editor (06/28/04)
You may have read about the Coralville father whose daughter took his crack cocaine to school. Some show and tell day that was. Uh-oh. There goes the bid for the PTA presidency. And presumably, a Kirkwood Elementary 10-year-old flunks out of show-and-tell...
Pilot Guest Editorial (06/28/04)
When you pay your income taxes, do you ever wonder exactly how much you pay in taxes each year? Not just income taxes, mind you, but all taxes such as sales, payroll, or utilities. Indeed, it is often difficult to tell, because so many taxes like sales and utilities are paid in small amounts over time, and we often throw out the receipts and bills. ...
Letters to the Pilot (06/28/04)
TO THE EDITOR My husband and I were in Storm Lake on June 12 to watch our granddaughter play softball in the CYO tournament which was held at the Field of Dreams Complex in Storm Lake. We drove over from Sioux City. This was our first visit to Storm Lake and what a pleasant one it turned out to be...