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Stories from Tuesday, September 19, 2000

A harvest of diversity (09/19/00)
Ever since they started harvesting their crops from the Storm Lake Diversity Garden, Raymundo Villareal and his family have been popular with their friends. "They know I have plants here," he said. "They're like, 'Hey, Raymundo.'" It seems that none of the families with plots at the Diversity Garden are having trouble finding people interested in the fruits of their labors, including many that are seeing local soil for the first time - magnifico peppers, tabasco chile peppers or red habanero peppers.. ...
Gifts to St. Luke's Children's Miracle Network spread care throughout Siouxland (09/19/00)
That's because St. Luke's Health Foundation's Board of Directors this week approved allocation of the $265,131 raised locally in the year long effort. Board members based decisions on recommendations from a committee of volunteers, donors, staff and physicians who reviewed grant requests from staff who work with children...
Tractors accidents top '99 farm deaths (09/19/00)
"Nearly half of all agricultural fatalities reported in Iowa involved a farm tractor," said Charles Schwab, Iowa State University Extension safety specialist. "That's 24 Iowans who lost their lives while they were driving, riding or working around a tractor, which is significantly more than we've had in recent years."...
Grant paves way to LakeTrail expansion (09/19/00)
Yarosevich estimated that the grant will be worth approximately $110,000 through an 80/20 matched contribution, with 20 percent coming from the City of Storm Lake. The city applied for the grant in February. Tentative plans are to expand the existing Lake Trail from Hudson Street to Sunset Park to eight feet in width, while adding a section through Circle Park to connect with the existing sidewalk on Grand Avenue. Engineering plans still need to be finalized for the project, Yarosevich noted...
Latino Fest speaks with silence (09/19/00)
When Soria took the stage, she introduced herself and told the customary joke all speakers must tell. Then she was silent. It was only for a few minutes, but felt like years as Soria stood on stage, moving only her eyes as she surveyed the audience, which was anxiously anticipating her next word...
3-way battle heating up for State Rep. seat (09/19/00)
As the fall election season "gears up," the candidates sat down with the Pilot Tribune to talk about why they are running and some issues they feel will be important in the next session. As the incumbent, Eddie pointed out his 14 years of experience as a state representative. During that time he has moved up in the ranks and will be one of the top-ten senior members if re-elected. That experience is a plus for him, he said...
Activities planned for SLHS Homecoming 2000 (09/19/00)
Tuesday is Send 'em Back to Pre-School Day, with the class competitions getting underway at 8:15 a.m. In the evening, the cross country team will travel to Sheldon and the girls swimming team will head to Sioux City East for a meet beginning at 4:30 p.m At 7:30 p.m., it's the powder puff football game. Admission is a box of Kleenex or $1.00...
K of C reports successful fund drive (09/19/00)
In addition, the Knights also had a food booth stand, a funnel cake stand and collected donations for tootsie rolls during the Balloon Days weekend. This year's fund-raising was accomplished through the following efforts: (1) Tootsie roll donations. ...
Gateway Committee nails down grants for trees, native grasses (09/19/00)
The largest of the two grants was awarded through the Iowa Living Roadways program and will provide up to $15,000 for both trees and native grasses at the gateway site two miles east of Storm Lake on the Highway 71 bypass. The 42 trees to be purchased through this grant include varieties of crab, linden, ash, oak, maple and pine trees. The grant specifies that at least 50 percent of the trees must be native to the area...
Bring outdoors in for winter: Wellness Fair (09/19/00)
Comm"UNITY" Education, Parent Link and Buena Vista University sponsored the event held at Buena Vista University on Wednesday. The event focused on six dimensions: emotional, spiritual, physical, occupational, intellectual and social in which to promote a well-balanced life for individuals of all ages...
Exposing children to career choices (09/19/00)
Talking to children about career choices helps them to focus on their interests. People who have jobs they love lead happier and more fulfilled lives than those who regard their work as drudgery. But to get the job of your dreams requires careful planning and preparation. Do you need two or four years of college? An advanced degree? Vocational or specialized training?...
JAG ceremony approaching at SLHS (09/19/00)
Forty-three JAG students from the junior and senior class will be initiated into the JAG Career Association and officers will be installed. The special guests will be Dr. Bill Kruse, SLCSD Superintendent, Mr. Mike Hanna, SLHS Principal, members of the JAG Advisory Board and Eric Boulommavong, SLHS Student Body President. State Senator Mary Lou Freeman will be the guest speaker. Parents are invited to attend...
Project UNITE accepting applications (09/19/00)
Full-time members complete 1,700 hours in one year, part-time members complete 900 hours in one to two years and reduced part-time members complete 450 hours in one year. AmeriCorps is a great opportunity for community service, job skills and educational awards to be used toward tuition and student loans...
SL schools measure academic gains (09/19/00)
The state legislature now requires that every district in the state submit an Annual Progress Report Self-Assessment plan, along with a Comprehensive School Improvement Plan. "One is a look back, while the other is a step forward," Superintendent Dr. Bill Kruse said this week...
HOSPITAL NEWS (09/19/00)
FRIDAY, SEPT. 15 ADMISSIONS None to report DISMISSALS Zola Gustafson, Alta; Helen Olson, Albert City SATURDAY, SEPT. 16 ADMISSIONS Amy Johnson, Albert City; Margaret Rauch, Storm Lake; Zola Gustafson, Alta; Juanita Johnson, Schaller. DISMISSALS Mary Kongmanichanh and Catilin, Storm Lake; Julie Bjork and Makayla Carlee, Laurens...
Vial of Life proves success (09/19/00)
The Buena Vista County Auxiliary made the "Vial of Life" its major project for the year 2000. The endeavor was kicked off in April of this year. There has been a great deal of enthusiasm and acceptance for the project. Presently, over 1,250 kits have been distributed in the first three months. An additional 750 "Vial of Life" kits are being put together in both English and Spanish...
MR. AND MRS. CURTIS MORITZ CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY (09/19/00)
Helping the couple celebrate this special occasion were Tim and Cindy Moritz, Storm Lake; Eric and Erica Lourts, Alex and Sammy, Fort Dodge; Sarah and her fiance Mark of LaVista, Neb.; Steve and Tami Moritz, Christa and Cassie, Storm Lake; Mike and Lori Sippel, Alison, Julia, Mary Kate and Rebecca, Glen Ellyn, Ill.; Scott and Christine Moritz of Mapelton...
AND THE WALLS GO UP (09/19/00)
Volunteers from First Federal Savings Bank worked on putting the framing and walls up for the home Friday. Pictured above, first row, Coleen Imming, Sandy Eickholt, Angie Hull, Mary Raveling, Heather Nyren and Brenda Schwarz. Second row, Roger Vial, Lorie Wittmaack, Vicki Page, Hedi Woltman, Sheryl Middleton, Mike Wilson, Don Winchell, Cindy Pudenz...
KING AND QUEEN CANDIDATES (09/19/00)
Queen Candidates from left to right: Abby Simons, Katie Kruse, Kate Lyon, Jill Parman and Lori Sorensen. Not pictured is Megan Wagener. King candidates from left to right are: Al Keller, Nick Moodie, Pete Bodholdt, Matt Nitchals, John Crampton and Eric Boulommavong. Homecoming events run all next week...
CONSTITUTION WEEK (09/19/00)
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Korean War, this year's Constitution Week will focus on the contributions and sacrifices of Korean War veterans. Pictured above are Mayor Kruse and Korean War veterans Darwin McConkey, Alta; Chub Hotchkiss, Lakeside; Lynn Faust, Alta; and Phil Walsh, Alta...
Field goal lets BVU get past Upper Iowa (09/19/00)
Buena Vista did not score an offensive touchdown in the game. The Beavers' two touchdowns came on a 55-yard punt return by former Albert City-Truesdale prep Troy Nielsen and a 15-yard interception return by Bart Smith. Smith's interception return gave Buena Vista a 16-7 lead with 6:43 left to play in the first half...
Storm Lake swimmers compete at Valley Invitational (09/19/00)
Storm Lake finished 10th in the team standings with 48 points. West Des Moines Dowling won the meet with 538. Kestel placed 13th in the 500 freestyle with a time of 6 minutes, 6.15 seconds. The 200 medley relay team of Kayla Snow, Kelly Larson, Amber Griffin and Kelly Schultz were 13th with a time of 2:11.81...
Alta, Aurelia capture their own tournaments (09/19/00)
Alta defeated Storm Lake St. Mary's 15-5, 15-5; Sioux Central 15-11, 14-16, 15-8; and Graettinger 15-13, 15-4. Laurie Grieme was 28-for-32 in hitting with 18 kills for the Cyclones. Ashlea Payne was 30-for-35 with 18 kills. Nicole Kjolhede went 20-for-23 with 11 kills...
New Hope Village quilt auction approaching (09/19/00)
Quilt viewing will be held Sat. Sept. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch is available on Sunday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Admission is $2.00 and is good for all quilt viewing and auction admission. The quilts have been made and donated by individuals, families, church groups and clubs throughout Iowa. ...
BV martial arts expert returns for seminars (09/19/00)
The club is bringing in Clint Hughes, a BVU graduate and founder of the BVU Kenpo Club. He will be giving three seminars on Saturday morning and afternoon. The seminar will be held in the Lage Communications Center on the Buena Vista University Storm Lake campus...
Prints by Elam on display at BVU Art Gallery (09/19/00)
Elam is an assistant professor of art at Rockford College in Rockford, Ill., with a master's degree in fine art from East Texas State University and a bachelor's degree in fine art from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her prints have been acclaimed by the Chicago correspondent for Artforum, James Good, who is also a lecturer in the department of art theory and practice at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill...
Edith Schipper (09/19/00)
Mrs. Schipper passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000 at the Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia, where she had been a resident since Dec. 3 1999. Edith Lillian Borgeson was born June 21, 1916, the daughter of Emil and Ida (Anderson) Borgeson in Washta. She graduated from Pierson High School in 1933 and attended Midwest Business School in Sioux City for two years. She worked as a domestic maid and cook in Sioux City while attending business college and in Hartford, Conn...
Bernard Jackson (09/19/00)
Burial of cremains will be in North Lawn Cemetery in Fort Dodge at a later date. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge. Mr. Jackson passed away on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge...
Ronald Galbraith (09/19/00)
Interment will follow at Sixteen Cemetery near Thornburg. The Harden Funeral Home of New Sharon is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Galbraith died Friday, Sept. 15 at the Pleasant Park Estates in Oskaloosa. Ronald Merle Galbraith was born on Jan. 3, 1912 on the family farm in Mahaska County, the son of Robert and Mary (Perkins) Galbraith. He was raised in the What Cheer/Gibson area and graduated from What Cheer High School in 1929...
Milo Christiansen (09/19/00)
Casketbearers were Arlen Yost, Brad Hillebrand, Mark Hillebrand, John Van Ryswyk, Carl Christiansen, Carl Van Ryswyk and Jonathan Yost. Burial was at the Newell Cemetery with presentation of the flag by the Newell American Legion Post No. 193. Mr. Christiansen passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Buena Vista County Hospital...
The Children Need Us (09/19/00)
Far, far from happy days, these children's faces. So curious, being directed through their paces. The pretty girl, so happy, yet so sad. That little boy...He looks as bright as any lad. And there at the rear of that small room, A child, whose piercing eyes made me swoon,...
Remembering Gaffney as a friend to the FH&C children (09/19/00)
During the FHC fund raising drive which he headed, he expressed in so many ways his love and concern for those who need complete care. This was his passion to complete the new facility for the kids, and he worked until that goal was met. He also took time to be with these children, and because of his compassion for them, he had the ability to look beyond all their handicaps to see the loving child inside...