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Stories from Wednesday, September 27, 2000

Drought or disaster? (09/27/00)
Last week Gov. Tom Vilsack sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman seeking disaster designation for Buena Vista, Cherokee and Ida counties because of drought conditions. "Although some areas in Iowa have received rain recently, producers continue to experience crop production and grain quality losses due to drought conditions," Vilsack wrote in a letter to Glickman...
$700,000 renovation approved for Schaller school site (09/27/00)
Superintendent Gerald Scott said the district hopes to begin the project at the beginning of May 2001 and have it completed by the start of the 2001-2002 school year. Scott said three months will be enough time for the project. "Given the timeline the architect gave us, it's very much possible," Scott said. "The changes, though messy, are cosmetic."...
TALKING TO LEARN (09/27/00)
Graber will write a biography of Williams as part of Dr. Beth Lamoureux's Freshman Seminar class and Professor Juanita Smart's Written Communications class, which are part of an interdisciplinary, service learning program at BVU...
Storm Lake Middle School utilizes Career Awareness Program (09/27/00)
Coordinating the project are three AEA staff members - Sandy Getzmier, AEA Teacher for students with multiple disabilities at Storm Lake Middle School; Harlan Hawley, work experience/transition coordinator at the Fort Dodge Central Office; and Larry Zwenke, work experience coordinator at Storm Lake High School. Getzmier has used the program in her classroom since 1997...
BVU students bridge the generation gap (09/27/00)
The students and the residents met for the first time yesterday afternoon. They will continue to meet throughout the semester while the students gather information to write a biography of the resident. The students are members of Dr. Beth Lamoureux's Freshman Seminar class and Juanita Smart's Written Communications class...
Alumni Days brings many stories to ISU (09/27/00)
This year was no exception. We watched in admiration as an 85-year old guest climbed to the top of the Campanile. We listened to stories of beloved families, successful careers, and exciting travels. We could have written about almost any one of the 250 alumni who attended, but we have room for only one story and here it is:...
'Fill universities, or fill prisons' (09/27/00)
He wants to empower a whole nation of emotionally needy children, and that's a lot bigger fight than three presidents of the United States ever asked of him. Powell wound up his visit to Buena Vista University with an American Heritage Series lecture Friday night that was more a plea for children's needs than a review of his own life, following an afternoon interrogation by a student panel that Powell laughingly later compared to a "court martial."...
Bubbles in the wind (09/27/00)
Kymbr Simmons enjoyed catching bubbles in the wind in the kid's weather experiences tent during Saturday's Windfest 2000 in Alta.
Lakes Fund could add to SL dredging (09/27/00)
House of Representatives members recently voted 420-5 to reauthorize the Clean Lakes Program, administrated by the Environmental Protection Agency to protect and improve lake water quality. The fund has been inactive since 1995, when the EPA stopped requesting separate funds for the program, which dates to the 1970s...
STEPHANIE AND CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON WED (09/27/00)
The groom escorted the parents of the couple, Sylvia Nelson and Edward and Barbara Anderson into the church; following the grandparents, Bill and Adeline Nelson, Ellsworth and Wanda Jeppeson, Sr. and Tom and Pat Schuler. Unable to attend was the bride's great-grandmother, Lora Williamson, of Bigfork, Minn. The bride's father, John Nelson, was not forgotten, as a special candle was lit in memory of him...
ANGIE NOLTE AND ADAM KUTZ ENGAGEMENT (09/27/00)
The bride-elect is a 1991 graduate of Storm Lake High School and a 1992 graduate of Spencer School of Business. She is a bank teller at First Federal Savings Bank. The groom-elect is a 1994 graduate of Rockwell City-Lytton High School and a 1996 graduate of Western Iowa Tech. He is an auto mechanic at Schuelke Auto in Storm Lake...
Cross cultural understanding program offered (09/27/00)
Come and share in an evening of open discussion designed to foster deeper understanding of your own culture and others. As language and culture are intertwined, the way people express themselves reflects their own culturally-formed attitudes, values and beliefs, Franco said of her presentations...
Peck graduates from Air Force basic training (09/27/00)
During the six weeks of training, Peck studied the Air Force mission, organization, and customs and received special training in human relations. In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force...
Palecek pledges to change farm policy (09/27/00)
"'Freedom to Farm' has failed, according to the farmers I've been talking to. It has increased production, which has led to a surplus, which means lower prices paid to the farmer. Then the government comes in to provide the bailout money. It's a sweet deal for the large ag corporations. Every dollar the taxpayer puts in is one they don't have to fork over."...
City Hall Day to help officials with city issues (09/27/00)
The Storm Lake meeting will be 4:30-6 p.m. at Storm Lake City Hall, and will involve cities and legislators from Senate district 5. Thirty-eight other City Hall Day sessions are planned around the state. Among the likely priority issues for cities in the next legislative session are, according to the Iowa League of Cities:...
Brink finishes second for SL runners at Carroll (09/27/00)
Carroll Kuemper won the meet with 31 points. Storm Lake scored 65 points. LM-ACT was second with 61 points. Brink posted a time of 17 minutes, 39 seconds. Brandon Ebersole placed 11th with a time of 19:41. Chuck Stark finished 15th in 19:59, Mike Solem 16th in 19:59, Brady North 21st in 20:30, Jeff Langner 23rd in 20:31 and Adam Sievers was 25th in a time of 20:37...
Aurelia outscores Harris-Lake Park 53-34 (09/27/00)
Reilly scored on TD runs of 12 and 37 yards and fired a 21-yard TD pass to Neil Gustafson as Aurelia scored 26 points in the first quarter. Brent Kai added a 6-yard touchdown run in the first period. Reilly scored on a 1-yard keeper to put Aurelia ahead 32-14, but Harris-Lake Park answered with two touchdowns to close within 32-28...
AC-T drops pair of matches at S-C; Galva-Holstein wins five (09/27/00)
AC-T lost to sixth-ranked Wall Lake-View-Auburn 16-14, 15-6 and Rockwell City-Lytton 15-8, 15-13, but beat Charter Oak-Ute 15-12, 15-7. Emily Ehlers went 34-for-41 in hitting with 23 kills for the Hurricanes. Lindsey Lullmann went 29-for-29 in serving, while Hogrefe was 21-for-22 and Ehlers 21-for-24. Greta Aronson was 17-for-20, April Schuknecht 14-for-17, Steph Fales 13-for-16 and Lori Hogrefe 10-for-10 in serving...
Storm Lake swimmers place 4th at D.M. North (09/27/00)
Carroll won the meet with 277 points. Storm Lake scored 164. Nine teams participated. Snow posted a time of 6 minutes, 13.75 seconds, while the 200 medley relay tandem of Snow, Kelly Larson, Amber Griffin and Kelly Schultz were clocked in 2:13.51. Lyndsey Reinert, Angie Hohneke, Jessica Anderson and Billie Blanchard swam the 200 medley in a time of 2:18.69, which was good for 10th place...
BV digs too deep a hole for defense (09/27/00)
Central had three possessions inside the Buena Vista 40-yard line in the fourth quarter and ended all three possessions by scoring a touchdown as it pulled away to a 27-10 victory in an Iowa Conference clash on Saturday at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium in Storm Lake...
Wagner Ministries to perform at Assembly of God (09/27/00)
Bill and Lynn Wagner are singer/song writers and evangelists, with hearts for missions. With their humor and wide range of music styles from gospel to traditional Christian, they are considered by many to be among America's top vocalists and speakers...
Tonic Sol-Fa to make return trip to SL for concert (09/27/00)
General admission tickets are $10 and will go on sale at the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce office on Oct. 30. Tickets will also be available by mail. For concert or ticket information, contact the local promoters, Kris and Matt Pearson at 712-732-2766 or tsf@ncn.net. This concert is presented by G.L. Berg & Associates Entertainment of St. Cloud, Minn...
'Casualties' on Living in Iowa (09/27/00)
"Casualties" is a drama about a fictional school shooting, in which Lewellan included violent behavior and profanity to make it realistic. Support from the community has been overwhelming, he says, with students, parents, and educators confronting their fears about violence and discussing how to avoid incidents such as Columbine...
Richard Paulson (09/27/00)
Mr. Paulson passed away on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000. He was born Aug. 10, 1932 in Storm Lake and was a retired mason. He is survived by one daughter, Mary Hefner and her fiance Tim Stollsteimer of Lincoln; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...
Wallace Zwagerman (09/27/00)
Burial will be at the Hospers Cemetery. Oolman Funeral Homes in Orange City is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Zwagerman passed away on Friday, Sept. 22, 2000 at the Orange City Municipal Hospital. Wallace Jay Zwagerman was born Jan. 24, 1922 at Hospers, the son of Jacob and Betha (De Boer) Zwagerman. He was raised on a farm between Hospers and Newkirk and graduated from Newkirk High School...
LaVina Wesselink (09/27/00)
Casketbearers were Willie Epting, Jeff Emerson, A.J. Hanafin, Robert Engel, Arden Jorgensen and Al Baxter. Honorary bearers were Stan Haahr, Clint Horlacher, Warren Gregg, Al Lewis, Maynard Thompson and Gary Sliefert. Burial was at Storm Lake Cemetery. Sliefert Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements...
Calvin Christensen (09/27/00)
Burial will be at St. John's UCC Church Cemetery. Pallbearers are Rodney Brown, Mark Reed, Ron French, Jim Kracht, Kevin Saunders and Kyle Eichhorn. Honorary pallbearers are John Dumkrieger, Roy Clough, Ray Schaeuble, Larry Germann, Don Brisbois, Claude Thompson and Roy Moore. Sliefert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (09/27/00)
ACCIDENTS On Sept. 19 at 3:55 p.m., an accident occurred in the gas pump area at Larson Oil Company, 1115 Lake Avenue. A 2000 International truck, owned by Larson Oil, 1115 Lake Avenue, Storm Lake, was parked at the east gas pump. A 1992 Chevy truck, driven by William Bagby, 44, Eagle Grove, was northbound in the lot, cut a corner too close, and struck the Larson Oil Company truck. Damage was estimated at $800 to the Larson Oil Company truck and none to the Bagby truck...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR (09/27/00)
Chris Ahrens, who rows the stroke position for the U.S. crew team, lived in Iowa City as a child. With Chris on board, the U.S. has won three straight world titles for the first time ever. Terry brands is a wrestler who was an All-American at the University of Iowa from 1990-92. ...
Creation and the Iowa Farmer nter: an opportunity (09/27/00)
So he took a handful and spit in it, and started to mold the family farmer. An angel watched on, not too impressed with this lanky thing. "If the small plants are way down low to the ground, why do you make this farmer thing so tall?" the angel complained...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL (09/27/00)
Republican Russ Eddie, a longtime representative who has played a large part in maintaining Iowa's laws favoring confinement development and preventing local control, has not softened his stance over time. He tells us he is afraid that local control would bring things to a "standstill" for the rural area. "There are a lot of young people raising hogs that sure wouldn't be if we had local control," he said...