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Stories from Thursday, September 28, 2000

SKY HIGH EXPERIMENT (09/28/00)
Middle schoolers in Storm Lake recently took part in a science experiment in which they created their own hot air balloons with their science instructors, and then measured their flight distance in competition to test their theories...
Converse accepts appointment from CASE (09/28/00)
The CASE Commission on Philanthropy supports the creation and dissemination of knowledge in philanthropy; frames and directs research to examine and evaluate professional practices; and develops and monitors programs and services to ensure that they reflect current knowledge, emerging issues and trends, and the highest ethical and professional standards...
Search is on for Mrs. Buena Vista County (09/28/00)
The Mrs. Iowa Pageant is a statewide event that honors the state's loveliest married women and sends an Iowa representative to the National Mrs. America competition. According to Tracy Christ Executive Director, "In its 26th year, the Mrs. America Pageant is the major beauty competition dedicated to recognizing the one person who contributes so much to modern family life...America's married woman. ...
Adventure Club set to begin for K-4 students (09/28/00)
Students attending West and North schools will attend Adventure Club at West School and students attending South, East and St. Mary's schools will attend Adventure Club at South School. The first Adventure Club of the year will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants at South will travel to Pistol Pete's Pumpkin Patch and participants at West will bowl at Storm Lake Bowl...
'Lights On After School' activities set for Oct. 11 (09/28/00)
Kindergarten through 8th grade students of Storm Lake Community Schools will be part of this nationwide event recognizing the importance of after school programs in the communities, schools and children's lives. The Elementary Tornado Academy will be serving snacks and drinks in any of the four elementary cafeterias from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. There will be a variety of intriguing programs and fun activities at each site...
PARK BENCH DONATION (09/28/00)
~The Latta family recently donated a bench to the city park system. Seated are Inez Latta and Karen Salmen. Standing behind, left to right, are Cheryl Sheets, Connie Sievert, Carol Niemand and Ed Latta
HOMECOMING ROYALTY (09/28/00)
They are bottom left to right: Ryan Schultze, Wes Bunjes and Nate Wiese, middle left to right: Jessica Loehr and Natalie Hill and top Danielle Allen. Assisting the candidates are homecoming attendants, sitting left to right: Jerrica Miller and Steven Hammer, and kneeling left to right: Heath Glienke and Brooke Ryherd and Brad Bunjes and Molly Schroeder...
Cyclone JV defeats Pomeroy-Palmer (09/28/00)
Through the air the Cyclones were led by quarterback Jamie Hammer who threw for 106 yards and two touchdowns. On the receiving end, Tyler Droegmiller accumulated 55 yards (including both touchdowns) while Tyler Millard hauled in 51 yards worth of receptions...
'Beating a dead horse' (09/28/00)
While knowing that the project will not stop, many local residents are beginning to feel that the DNR does not have the policing authority they wish it did. As one woman said at a Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors discussion on the topic this week, since the DNR must act within state law, attempting to contest the DNR's decision "is like beating a dead horse."...
Pancake breakfast to be held in Alta (09/28/00)
Serving will be from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The cost will be $10 for a family, $3.50 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Alta-Aurelia DARE Program...
Make plans now to attend Pumpkin Hollow 2000 (09/28/00)
Each weekend in October (Oct. 7 and 8; 14 and 15; 21 and 22; and 28 and 29) the group will be offering a good old-fashioned family hayride, followed by the ever-exciting task of selecting your very own pumpkin from the large selection which is available...
"Lights out on the Knights" (09/28/00)
~Alta Homecoming 2000 as photographed by Ashley Schable. Look for more pictures in the September 28 Pilot Tribune Alta section.
Deiber retires from Municipal Utilities (09/28/00)
Deiber has been in the electrical business for 37 years, 28 of those years have been spent in Alta. "I'm just ready to do something totally different and to just have that option," Deiber said. "I plan to continue farming my 160 acres and intend to relax and travel a little bit."...
Altatec cable TV service boots up (09/28/00)
The Altatec cable service is the first service being offered and will be used to test the rest of the system with. The cable TV lineup has been decided with those interested able to sign-up now at the Municipal Utilities Building. Cable has been plowed to all the homes as the whole system will be used one day to read electric and water meters. Each home is receiving a 6" X 8" ADC box where the data will go into for the selected services...
Hectic harvesting in Alta (09/28/00)
Braunschweig said harvest has started earlier than usual this year because of the dry conditions. Beans are two to three weeks early, while the corn is even earlier than that. "The yields have really been better than most farmers thought," Braunschweig said. "There's been 20 percent moisture down to 13 percent and the test weight has been around 58 to 60 pounds."...
SL's Kwikkel takes education issues to Vilsack, White House (09/28/00)
She has been chosen as one of about 10 selected educators from around the state to meet with Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack Wednesday to privately review his proposals for education-related legislation. The governor wants the input of the educators on his ideas before he finalizes them for presentation to the legislature at the start of the 2001 session. The small group of educators will be the first to see Vilsack's plan...
AN APPETITE FOR HOMECOMING (09/28/00)
Travis Flindt wolfs up his pie as fast as he can while his teammates, Jess Loehr, Megan Brechwald and Justin Walsh cheer him relentlessly on to a victory in the Alta High School Homecoming pie eating contest. The seniors won the event...
Aurelia man to prison for 3 years in gun case (09/28/00)
Senior United States District Judge Donald E. O'Brien sentenced the defendant to three years and ten months imprisonment. A special assessment was also imposed. There is no parole in the federal system. Read the rest of this article in the 9/28 Pilot Tribune...
Rembrandt child killed in rural road accident (09/28/00)
The accident occurred on C-25 about three-quarters of a mile west of M-44. According to Buena Vista County Sheriff Chuck Eddy, the boy ran out of a farm driveway, turned west along the shoulder of the road and then ran across the roadway into the path of a vehicle...
WATCH YOUR STEP (09/28/00)
The $9 million project will use new architectural elements to unite the massive new recreation facility with a renovated fieldhouse. Construction is ahead of schedule, thanks to the good building weather throughout the summer...
MARY KAY SCHULTES AND KILEY TODD UNITED (09/28/00)
Parents of the couple are Larry and Pat Schultes of Manning and Gail and Nancy Todd of Holstein. Grandparents of the bride are Dorothy Brouillette of Carroll and Loretta Schultes of Templeton. Grandparents of the groom are Don and Nellie Meyer of Sioux Rapids...
CALLIE DIISCHER AND ANDREW WOBBEMA RESCHEDULED (09/28/00)
The couple and their families would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers throughout Callie's illness and surgeries. They would also like to thank such businesses as Michael Cerizo Photography, The Garden Gate and Rob Hach's Mobile Music for their concern, understanding and cooperation during the postponement...
Cross cultural understanding program set for Storm Lake (09/28/00)
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...
Fall Arts Festival to be held at Witter (09/28/00)
Quality art such as oil paintings, pottery, prints, bronze sculpture, photography, jewelry, antler art/sculpture, pencil drawings, watercolor paintings and more will all be for sale. There will also be entertainment and a bake sale, a raffle for artwork by market artists and lunch available for sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m...
One of Senior Center founders passes away at age 102 (09/28/00)
Edna Luft, who along with her late husband John Luft was instrumental in founding the Senior Citizens Center in Storm Lake, passed away Friday in Yankton, S.D., where she has has lived since 1997. She was born in Lake View in 1898, and the family farmed in the area for many years before moving into Storm Lake. ...
Alta looks for third straight win when it tackles P- (09/28/00)
The Cyclones, who snapped a 21-game losing streak two weeks ago, will celebrate homecoming by entertaining Pomeroy-Palmer Friday night. Alta, which enters the game with a 2-2 mark, will have its hands full with the Knights. "Our priority is to stop the running attack," Alta coach Kevin Hammer said. "They're fourth in our district in rushing. Poppen is a good, physical back and they have some good speed with their two other guys."...
SL renews rivalry with Cherokee (09/28/00)
Last week against B-H/Rock Valley, the Tornado offense was dormant in the first half in falling behind 30-0 before turning explosive and scoring 26 unanswered points, including 20 in the fourth quarter. Storm Lake coach Craig Lyon said it can't be that way against the Braves...
What? Sioux Central, Aurelia meet in unbeaten clash (09/28/00)
"This is what makes football fun," Sioux Central coach Jeff Tiefenthaler said. "You've got two undefeated teams. They'll both do what they can to win and this is what makes coaching fun." "It's just plain fun," Aurelia coach Myron Radke said. "You start to feel pressure, too. Now people are going to expect us to win, which is fun."...
Brink leads best effort of season by SL (09/28/00)
Denison-Schleswig won the team title with 61 points. Storm Lake scored 139 in the 13-team meet. Galva-Holstein placed ninth with 266 points and Schaller-Crestland was 13th with 391. Brandon Ebersole finished 20th for the Tornadoes with a career best time of 18:13. Mike Solem was 31st in a career best 18:46, while Chuck Stark was 33rd in a season best 19:01. Jeff Langner placed 50th in a career best 19:46, Brady North was 56th in a season best 20:16 and Adam Sievers was 57th in a time of 20:18...
Buena Vista golfers finish fifth in own invitational (09/28/00)
Northeast Community College of Nebraska won the meet with a team score of 289 strokes. Buena Vista finished with a 316. The Beavers' No. 2 team finished seventh with a 322 in the 10-team field. Jeff Halverson, the former Sioux Central prep, golfed a 77 for the Beavers, while Mark Weckworth shot an 80 and Greg Anderson and Joe Sturm each carded an 83...
SL tumbles to E-Hawks (09/28/00)
Storm Lake, now 0-4 in the league and 5-10 overall, received 12 attacks from Meredith Stille. Mason and Stille each had two kills. Mary Phiakhamta had nine attacks. Ranae Halder and Phiakhamta each had five serving points, while Jill Parman tallied 40 sets with five assists and Michelle Bowman 23 sets with three assists...
Community Ed offers two worldly new series (09/28/00)
You will have the opportunity to come early and help prepare the meal or just come to enjoy the meal and the company. Worldly Adventures will also be held each month. There will be a presentation of overseas travel by someone who has recently returned...
Audience chooses mystery's solution (09/28/00)
If you haven't got a clue, you should make sure you get one-or at least a ticket to the one when the curtain goes up on this season's opening production of Clue, The Musical, to be presented at Spencer Community Theatre. If you've played the board game, you know that it poses the familiar questions of who dun what, where and with which weapon as it assembles the usual suspects in a manor house. The play does the same and takes the audience along on the journey to find the killer...
Natural disasters to mind bending puzzles and more at Science Center of Iowa (09/28/00)
These are all part of the traveling exhibition, "FUNdamental Science, opening Sept. 30. Five different interactive exhibits comprise FUNdamental Science: Animals as Architects, Earthquirks, Light & Color, Brain Teasers, and Make It Move. All five exhibits were produced by the Oregon Museum of Science And Industry in Portland and are funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation...
First Federal holds pork feed for charity (09/28/00)
Buena Vista County Pork Producers grilled pork burgers served with chips, ice cream and a beverage for a $2 or more per plate donation. First Federal's event raised over $1,000, which was donated to the Storm Lake Community Chest to kick-off their annual fund drive...
Internet selling course to be offered at ICCC (09/28/00)
The course will be held for three consecutive Friday mornings starting Oct. 6. The class will meet from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost for the course is $48. Prepayment is required and class size is limited to six. For class registration or more information, call ICCC Storm Lake at 732-2991...
Shaklee business leaders rewarded with trip to Miami (09/28/00)
Robert Schults, President and CEO of the Shaklee Companies, was on hand to greet attendees and recognize their achievements. Schults stated, "Congratulations are in order for qualifying for this extraordinary convention. Your sales accomplishments over the past year clearly demonstrate how people can take charge of their lives by building successful home-based businesses."...
Medicare & BV County (09/28/00)
Medicare is one of the most important federal programs for residents of Buena Vista County. According to information provided by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), 3,838 residents of Buena Vista County, or 19.7 percent of the local population, were enrolled in the Medicare program as of July 1,1998. ...
BV County Soil & Water Conservation District receives honor for program (09/28/00)
Jack Sullivan, chairman of the Conservation Districts of Iowa Education Committee presented the Buena Vista County Soil & Water Conservation District with the state's top education award at the 54th annual conference. There to accept the award were Buena Vista County District Commissioners Dwight Young and Bob Donahoo...
Gerold Huseman (09/28/00)
Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Alta with military rites conducted by V.F.W. Post No. 6172 of Alta. Barker Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Huseman passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at the Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake...
Edna Luft (09/28/00)
Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park in Storm Lake. Sliefert Funeral Home and Kostel Funeral Home of Yankton are in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Luft passed away Friday, Sept. 22, at the Yankton Care Center. Edna was born Feb. 12, 1898, the daughter of John and Ida (Zein) Peper at Lake View. She grew up in the Lake View area and remained there most of her life...
Larry Meyer (09/28/00)
Burial was at Varina Cemetery. Pallbearers were Paul Reiling, Josh Reiling, Will Reiling, Eric Reiling, Mike Lewey and Jim Buckendahl. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Walker and Jim Bauer. Sliefert Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Meyer and his family were in the process of being transferred to Joplin, Mo., when he passed away on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2000...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR (09/28/00)
Every Sunday since April, and for the past several years, the Midwest Soccer League has scheduled games for adult Hispanic men from Northwest Iowa. This year the league included new teams from Fort Dodge, and our team from Humboldt. I know all of the players from Humboldt have looked forward to every Sunday as the day of the week when we can shake off the work week and enjoy 'the beautiful game.'...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR (09/28/00)
Dinners are interrupted, family time is shortened, study times are provided with a distraction, and precious sleep time is put on hold while telemarketers try to sell their wares. In this day of instant everything, we must expect that sales will be attempted by the most expedient route. The telephone is one of those-faster than sending them to your door-routes. As our technology advances, our laws must be written to ensure our homes remain our castles...
GUEST EDITORIAL: It's not the getting, it's the dreaming... (09/28/00)
The catalog was passed back and forth between the children like a sacred talisman. We circled the items that caught our fancy, putting an initial beside them. Then, we pared down the list, knowing that Santa had only a limited amount of space on that sleigh of his...