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Stories from Tuesday, July 13, 2004

A classroom of learning in England, Wales and Ireland (07/13/04)
Storm Lake High School students Amanda Dose and Dianna Lai had the opportunity to be a part of the People to People Student Ambassador program, traveling to Wales, England and Ireland. And they have a much broader view of the world - "Life is not much different anywhere you go," said Amanda...
Bowman accepted into National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars (07/13/04)
Lisa M. Bowman of Storm Lake accepted membership in the National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars and will be honored during a campus ceremony this fall at Northwest Missouri State University. The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a highly selective, national, non-profit honors organization. Founded in 1994, NSCS recognizes first- and second-year undergradu-ate students who excel academically...
BV grad fighting terrorism as a State Department leader (07/13/04)
Television and newspapers seem to be bleeding with news about the latest terrorist strikes, which are becoming a sad fact of life when considering the current situation in Iraq. Terrorism touches the lives of almost all Americans, whether it be directly or indirectly, physically or emotionally...
Senior citizens' meal program is deep in debt (07/13/04)
Providing a good meal to Storm Lake's senior citizens has always been a priority for the Northwest Aging organization, but changes may be in store for the daily dinner dates at the Senior Citizen's Center, held to provide free nutritional meals for those over the age of sixty...
A Relay for Life (07/13/04)
The Relay for Life in Storm Lake Saturday saw a marathon 12 hours of laughter and tears, celebration and memories, a few blisters and a bit of sunburn. Preliminary totals indicate that the event to fight cancer will exceed last year's total with more than $65,000 raised and pledges still coming in. ...
A sad trumpeter tale end happily, 3 cygnets (07/13/04)
To the sorrow of the Griggs family and the Buena Vista County Trumpeter Swan Program members our Early/Schaller resident female trumpeter swan, named Lil by the Schaller elementary school students in March of 1999, was found deceased this past February on the shoreline of her pond. Her discovery brought no telltale signs of predication nor were there any markings on the bird herself. She appeared as if she were just sleeping. Her demise remains a mystery to the group...
Weddings (07/13/04)
Mr. and Mrs. Brandon Brenner Diana Marie Paup and Brandon Edward Brenner, both of Alta, were united in marriage on June 12 at the Church of Christ in Alta with Tom Steele officiating. Parents of the couple are Darlene and Martin Paup and Ed and Dorinda Brenner, Alta...
Engagements (07/13/04)
Michael Bernier and Wendy Doyel Wendy Kay Doyel and Michael John Bernier announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are the late Mr. LeRoy Doyel and Mrs. Judy Doyel of Newell, and Mr. and Mrs. Ken and Patty Bernier of Horace, ND. Wendy graduated from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN, in 1997 and is currently employed by North Dakota Television in promotions and marketing. ...
Law changes for absentee ballot voting (07/13/04)
The law has changed regarding requests for absentee ballots. Previously a voter could submit a handwritten request to the Election Commissioner with the name and signature of the registered voter, the address at which the voter is registered to vote, and the name or date of the election for which the absentee ballot is requested...
Sewage backs up on West Okoboji beach (07/13/04)
A lightning storm knocked out power to a pumping station at West Okoboji, causing sewage to back up, officials said. The storm on Sunday also knocked out a fuse that prevented an automatic telephone dialer from alerting officials from the Iowa Great lakes Sanitary District...
Museum for war camp in Algona (07/13/04)
ALGONA - The fading memories of a little known north central Iowa World War II prisoner of war camp will be preserved in a new museum which open this weekend. Camp Algona was located just west of the city near U.S. Highway 18 on what is now the municipal airport. As the base camp for 34 satellite facilities in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, the camp was home to more than 10,000 German prisoners of war between 1943 and 1946...
Holstein beefs up the troops (07/13/04)
John and Shelly Tiefenthaler are training two Holstein steers to pull a cart in a parade. One's named Tief; the other, Thaler. The couple also sponsors the hot dog eating contest for each Kinderfest celebration hosted annually in this Ida County community of 1,470 people...
CC-E stuns Rebels (07/13/04)
Call them lucky or call them good, but Clay Central-Everly is moving on in the high school baseball playoffs while sixth-ranked Sioux Central's season is over. CCE sprung a huge upset here Monday night with a 6-3 win over the Rebels. The game's standout was CCE centerfielder Nolan Abel, who knocked in four runs with a three-run triple in the first inning and a solo homer in the fifth. He accounted for five of CCE's runs...
From dirt tracks to NASCAR's winner's circle (07/13/04)
The small yet quaint town of Peterson, Iowa may soon be dubbed NASCAR's midwestern breeding grounds. The town of only 385 may be known throughout the region for it's victorian fashion and agriculatural knack, but that reputation is quickly being put by the wayside as four Peterson natives are making local waves having made successful leaps from the farmland to the asphalt corners of the breakneck NASCAR scene...
St. Mary's girls beat RCL, Exira (07/13/04)
The St. Mary's' High softball team won two of three games here over the weekend, taking second place in the Coon Rapids-Bayard Tournament. The Panthers opened with two wins, beating Exira 10-0 and Rockwell City -Lytton 6-3 before losing 6-3 in the championship game to Nodaway Valley...
Storm Lake tracksters honored (07/13/04)
Three members of the Storm Lake High boys track and field team recently gained All-State honors. Senior Adam Sievers, one of the team's 2004 captains, was named to the Academic All-State team. According to SLHS boys track and field coach Jeff Brennan, in order to be named to the team, students must post a minimum grade-point average of 3.8 and score at least a 28 on the ACT college entrance exam. He must also have been an outstanding track athlete who competed at the state meet...
Alta advances over O-A (07/13/04)
The Alta High baseball team scored early and often on its home field here Monday night, dispatching Odebolt-Arthur 17-1 in five innings in a district high school playoff baseball game. The Cyclones scored four runs in the first inning, with three coming on a line shot over the left field fence by shortstop Jamie Hammer with two runners on base...
Huldeen Trio sets scripture to music in July 25 performance (07/13/04)
Guest worship leaders at Lakeside Presbyterian Church of Storm Lake on Sunday, July 25, at 10 a.m., will be the Huldeen Trio. The trio consists of Lucy Huldeen of Odebolt, Barb Votrobeck of Arthur, and Gwen Ecklund of Denison. The members of the Huldeen trio lead the congregation through a normal worship service with the exception of the sermon being scripture passages followed by a musical number relative to that passage. ...
Lake View throws RAGBRAI bash (07/13/04)
Everyone is welcomed to "SAIL INTO LAKE VIEW" on Sunday, July 25. The City of Lake View is anticipating the arrival of about 10,000 bicycle riders and 5,000 support people associated with RAGBRAI XXXII. "This is the town's third time hosting RAGBRAI and locals are looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones," organizer Tom Kiernan said...
Curtain to rise on 'West Side Story' cast (07/13/04)
Buena Vista Community Theater opens with the popular 1957 Broadway Musical "West Side Story", with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Performance dates will be Wednesday, July 14 through Sunday, July 18 at the Roxy Theater, 218 Main Street in Alta...
Dance 'under the big top' at Aurelia event (07/13/04)
Members of the Aurelia Community Fire Department will host their annual supper and dance "Under the Big Top" on Saturday, July 17 at the Aurelia City Park. A supper consisting of beef, pork and turkey sandwiches will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ...
Who's Drivin' performs at Witter Ice Cream Social (07/13/04)
The Witter Gallery Ice Cream Social is back. The Witter Gallery and the Storm Lake Public Library invite everyone to attend an Ice Cream Social and Evening of Music on Thursday, July 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will be held outside on the library and gallery yard (weather permitting). In case of rain, the event will move inside the gallery...
Funeral Arrangements (07/13/04)
Darlene Murken August 13, 1924 - June 30, 2004 Funeral services for Darlene Iona Murken, age 79 of Boone, and the Evangelical Free Church Home of Boone since January 2004, were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 3 at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, N.E. Boone County, with Rev. Bruce Lakamp and Rev. Michael Harman officiating. Burial was in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, next to the church...
Our Readers Respond (07/13/04)
Before it's too late TO THE EDITOR: I was impressed and touched by the Letter to the Editor submitted by Erica Catton that was published in the July 3, 2004 edition of the Pilot. Ms. Catton detailed her own struggle with addiction and encouraged others to get the help they need...
Editor's View (07/13/04)
I wonder what Tom Vilsack is really feeling. No, not the party line stuff he's saying, but what he's really feeling. Is it disappointment, or is it relief? Perhaps some of both. Not many in this world can aspire to make the short list of potential presidential running-mates, and for a politician from a lightly-populated, middle-west state to get a glimpse at the vice-presidential brass ring must be so honoring it makes one's head spin. ...