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Stories from Monday, September 20, 2004

Quit smoking now; free classes offered at BVU (09/20/04)
Have you been thinking about quitting? Do you know someone that would like to stop smoking? Now is the time! FREE Smoking Cessation Classes are now being offered at Buena Vista University. The classes, open to the public, will begin Wednesday, September 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and will run for eight consecutive Wednesday sessions. The class will be taught by Kristi Bihrer, Registered Nurse for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center...
Expansion Blvd. closed (09/20/04)
Construction crews began work on a new PCC pavement section of Expansion Boulevard Sept. 13 where it is now a gravel road. The closed section is between Gilbert Street and Highway 71. The project is expected to be completed by October 15. The City of Storm Lake thanks citizens and visitors for their cooperation and patience during this summer's street improvement projects...
County considers dropping a rural motor grader route (09/20/04)
With one Buena Vista County Highway Department employee retiring, the county could be looking at not filling the position and dropping a motor grader route. At a meeting of the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, County Engineer Jon Ites brought up the possibility of dropping one of the routes. ...
Award-winner Berg makes learning fun at St. Mary's, students say (09/20/04)
Ryan Berg was educated in the Catholic school setting. He remembers a number of teachers that inspired him to look into an education career for himself. He has been a member of the teaching staff at St. Mary's High School for the past six years. Berg will be recognized by the Diocese of Sioux City along with four other teachers from northwest Iowa with the Bishop Lawrence D. ...
Railroad denies depot plan, new site proposed (09/20/04)
The Canadian National Railroad has denied a proposal from a Storm Lake volunteer committee to move the historic depot to a lot near the school administration building for restoration as a community welcome center. The Save the Depot committee remains undaunted, however, according to spokesperson Brad Strader...
AWAYSIS plans grow downtown (09/20/04)
While the wonders of Project AWAYSIS destination park emerge along the lakefront, one committee is working to make sure the excitement travels inland as well, creating a "connection" project to spread the appeal into the Storm Lake downtown district and beyond...
Science Center debuts with a bang (09/20/04)
A cannon blast at the climax of the ceremony surprised the crowd of hundreds Friday, spewing a blizzard of confetti and streamers of blue and gold all over the freshly-completed Estelle Siebens Science Center. It was a splashy public debut for the $26 million educational showplace, full of speakers, banners, tours and scientific demonstrations...
Wedding (09/20/04)
SARGENT AND BUHR Alicia Sargent and Tim Buhr were united in marriage on Saturday, July 31 at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Rev. Steven Schulz officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Craig and Nancy Sargent of Storm Lake and Roger and Jeanne Buhr of Mason City. Grandparents of the bride are Earl and Eleanor Otto of Storm Lake...
Mountain lion reported in area (09/20/04)
A Cherokee man reported a close encounter with a mountain lion to the Cherokee County Conservation Board last week. John Comstock, the CEO of Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital, saw the cat on a gravel road near the Highway 3 bypass north of Larrabee early on the morning of September 5...
Arnolds Park ending season in the black (09/20/04)
After years of financial struggle, the Arnolds Park Amusement Park is ending the 2004 operating season in the black, according to reports made at the recent monthly meeting of the Maritime Museum Board. Lisa Cihlar, who handles the amusement park's finances, said the attraction has had a good year and reported an operating income of $95,800. She pointed out that operating expenses were down $258,000 through August...
Tornado spikers edge E-LC (09/20/04)
The Storm Lake High volleyball team seems to have found itself at the right time - just at the start of the Lakes Conference schedule. The Tornado girls beat Estherville-LC here at the SLHS gym 25-18, 20-25, 25-22 and 25-15, winning its second conference game of the week and improving to 2-1 in Lakes play and to 4-5 overall...
SLHS girls show improvement (09/20/04)
Spirit Lake's Caedryn Schrunk just keeps getting better and better. Schrunk, a junior, beat 109 other runners here Thursday afternoon at the Storm Lake Invitational at the SL Municipal golf course, finishing the 4-kilometer course with a time of 14 minutes, 50 seconds...
Wildcats put up a W (09/20/04)
The Schaller-Crestland defense came up big here Friday night in the second half, as the Wildcats held off Rockwell City-Lytton 14-13 to gain their first win of the season. Schaller-Crestland opened the season with a tough, 14-7 loss to Newell-Fonda and last week, lost to Southern Calhoun despite outplaying them statistically most of the game...
Alta drubs Poky, 26-12 (09/20/04)
A fourth-quarter rally by the Pocohontas Indians was too little too late against a formidable Alta Cyclone offense, as Alta claimed a 26-12 win over the Indians at Pocohontas Friday night. "Our defense played extremely well," said Cyclones head coach Kevin Hammer. "Our offense got off quick."...
Tornadoes edge Algona in district thriller (09/20/04)
Playing with big hearts and with a lot on the line, the Storm Lake High football team overcame a 27-17 halftime deficit to deal Algona a 31-27 loss here Thursday night in the district opener for both teams. It was a classic matchup between a team that almost exclusively rushes the ball (Algona) and a team that is largely passing oriented in Storm Lake...
Go and Do (09/20/04)
Kickball tourney at Cherokee Cherokee's First Annual Kickball Tournament will be held September 25 and 26 at Wescott Field. Entry fee is $50 per team. This double elimination tournament is limited to 16 teams. Teams must consist of five guys and five girls and all players must be at least 18 years of age. 1st place $200, 2nd place $150, and 3rd place $100 (based on 16 entries.) Call Rich at 225-2715, John at 225-5542, or Bill at 225-2953 by September 20...
Funeral Arrangements (09/20/04)
Verva M. Carlson February 22, 1928 - September 13, 2004 Funeral services Verva M. Carlson were held Thursday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Albert City. Burial was in the Fairfield Township Cemetery. Sliefert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements...
Readers Respond (09/20/04)
Slaves on own land TO THE EDITOR: Thanks for the great article about the warnings to farmers from ISU's new ag legal expert, Roger McEowen. I've heard many sad stories from farmers producing broiler chickens on contract in the Southeast U.S. which may apply to contract hog production in Iowa. ...
Pilot Editorial (09/20/04)
It's been an interesting period in energy news around here. Everyone agreed on where we need to go, but nobody seems to be on the same page to get there. Our Senator, Steve King says that we need to achieve energy independence. To get there, he is pushing for drilling in the reserves of oil and natural gas beneath the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), and in the public lands of the Continental United States. ...