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Stories from Tuesday, October 3, 2000

Two-county crime spree (10/03/00)
The apparent crime spree began in Pocahontas County Saturday morning and a fire at the Fonda Country Store. According to the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Department, a fire was reported at the Fonda Country Store at approximately 4 a.m. on Sept. 30...
Vilsack meets with lawmakers, policy experts on teacher pay (10/03/00)
Vilsack met for more than an hour with legislative leaders from both political parties, Iowa Department of Education director Ted Stilwill and the leaders of two task forces that have released plans for changing teacher compensation. "During the course of our discussions it became pretty clear that there are really differences, but differences which aren't necessarily significant enough" to prevent the merging of the plans, Vilsack said...
Area students receive degrees from Iowa Lakes (10/03/00)
Area students receiving degrees included James Robert Hanson, Construction Technology, Alta; Chantelle Anderson, Nursing; Jeremy Dale Bakker, Environmental Studies, all of Cherokee; Kristi Ann Buhs, Medical Assistant, Fonda; John William Ahlers, Construction Technology; Nicole Elizabeth Griffin, Nursing; Bob Hodgell, Construction Technology; Sharon Kay Truelson, Medical Assistant, all of Laurens; Bryce Phillip Richter, Associate in Arts Degree, Peterson...
Project helps senior citizens learn the Internet (10/03/00)
Iowa State University Extension in B.V. County and the Storm Lake Middle School Tornado Learning Club are partnering to offer an "Intergenerational Internet" class on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Oct. 16 through Nov. 8 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The class has middle school students helping senior citizens learn Internet technology such as navigating the World Wide Web (www), searching for information and sending e-mail messages...
Playground safety conference scheduled for Storm Lake (10/03/00)
The conference fee is $30 and includes lunch, breaks and conference materials. The conference is planned to educate everyone about safety. Schools, parks and recreation, child care providers, YMCA's Emergency Medical Service personnel, Public Health staff, social workers, parents and others interested in playground safety issues are welcome to attend...
A farewell message from Martin Jischke (10/03/00)
Iowa is also a great place to be an educator, and Iowa State University is a great place-one of the greatest-to be a university president. So it's with great sadness that we leave Iowa State University; sadness tempered only by the great excitement we feel about the new challenges and opportunities at Purdue University...
BV Genealogical Society holds monthly meeting (10/03/00)
The program was presented by Allen and Gayla Sorenson of Sioux Rapids. Histories of Viking explorations reached as far as Oklahoma in the United States. Mooring stones have been found throughout the Midwest. A stone found in our vicinity is unique, in that a hole has been made through the stone. ...
SL principal meets with Vilsack on education (10/03/00)
Kwikkel said she is impressed with Gov. Vilsack's concern about education in the state of Iowa. "I don't think I've ever seen a Governor so in tune with education as Gov. Vilsack," Kwikkel said. "It will be interesting to see what happens in the legislature this year."...
SL citizens urged to fill out housing surveys (10/03/00)
Storm Lake City Council member Wally Burns stressed the importance of returning the surveys at yesterday's city council meeting. "This survey will help determine the needs of housing in the city of Storm Lake," he said, noting that the survey takes less than 10 minutes to fill out...
IBP, Inc. sold for $3.8 billion (10/03/00)
DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III, a private equity fund affiliated with Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, reached an agreement to acquire the stock of IBP for $2.4 billion in cash plus the refinancing and assumption of approximatley $1.4 billion in debt. Once the purchase is completed in early 2001, DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III will become the majority owner of IBP, company officials state...
STORM LAKE'S BEACON (10/03/00)
Friesen of Iowa constructed the tower and Commercial Sign and Design constructed the lighthouse cap. The land was donated to Storm Lake by the Connell family, and leased to the Chamber...
CECIL AND LOUISE BOECKMAN ANNIVERSARY (10/03/00)
The couple's children and their spouses, Karen and Doug Blass and Kristy and Dave Blaha, will host the event. Cecil and Louise were married Oct. 9, 1940 at St. Augustine Church in Halbur...
MELISSA HOGREFE AND NATHAN SNYDER ENGAGED (10/03/00)
The bride-elect is a registered nurse at Buena Vista Hospital and the groom-elect is a graduate of Storm Lake High School and is a self-employed truck driver. The couple will be married Oct. 6, 2000 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake...
KIM SAUM AND TODD MILLS ENGAGEMENT (10/03/00)
The bride-elect is a graduate of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with a B.S. in elementary education, an MA in education administration and a doctorate in Ed.D. education administration. She is an assistant principal a Millard South High School. The groom-elect is a graduate of Iowa State University and is a manager at Better Bodies Health Club...
GORDON AND DELORES RISVOLD ANNIVERSARY (10/03/00)
~Gordon and Delores Risvold and family invite friends to join them in celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Sioux Rapids Community Legion Hall from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Victory eludes Storm Lake (10/03/00)
"They made the plays and we didn't," Storm Lake coach Craig Lyon said of the second half. "We played a tremendous first half and why we couldn't finish it off in the second half...I don't know. Our kids played so well in the first half and in the second half their kids played better."...
Alta's bid for third straight win denied (10/03/00)
Alta had just 94 yards rushing on 40 carries and 19 yards passing. The Cyclones had three possessions inside the Knight 20-yard line and did not score on any of them. "We were down inside the 10-yard line twice in the second quarter and we didn't score either time," Alta coach Kevin Hammer said. ...
Newell-Fonda enjoys big homecoming win, 20-14 (10/03/00)
Stauter hooked up with Corey Carlton for a 17-yard TD strike in the second quarter, and then fired a 25-yard pass to Dustin Sievers for a 14-7 lead in the first half. Stauter scored the Mustangs' only touchdown in the second half when he plunged in from 1 yard out...
LM-ACT clips Southeast Webster (10/03/00)
Southeast Webster took a 14-0 lead on an 18-yard TD run by Wayne Allbee and a 1-yard plunge by Jon Christie before Hakes fired a 61-yard TD pass to Jason Brechler. Southeast Webster went ahead 21-6 on a 1-yard run by Chuck Lundquist. The Raiders closed to within 21-12 just before halftime on a 5-yard TD pass from Hakes to Brechler...
BVU puts the hurt on William Penn (10/03/00)
The Beavers scored two touchdowns in the first quarter anf four in the second period to take a 42-0 halftime lead. Smith scored the first four touchdowns on runs of 9, 2, 28 and 5 yards. He finished the game with 30 carries for 221 yards. Quarterback Kyle Colbert then hit Josh Wiig with an 8-yard TD pass to make it 35-0. Justin Smith then scored on a 13-yard run with 2 seconds left in the first half for a 42-0 lead...
Sioux Central takes battle of 8-man unbeatens (10/03/00)
Sioux Central capitalized on great field position to score two first-half touchdowns as it went on to hand Aurelia a 30-6 defeat. The Rebels started its first scoring drive on the Aurelia 27 and capped it with a 23-yard pass from Cody Tibbetts to Jeff Madsen to tie the game at 6-6...
Galva-Holstein nips Schaller-Crestland (10/03/00)
Brosamle returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown with less than a minute to go in the first half. He later added a 4-yard run in the third quarter. Schaller-Crestland got on the board first with a 30-yard TD pass from Justin Bellcock to Tim Galvin. The Wildcats' Kelly Rydberg scored on a 35-yard run with 4 minutes remaining in the game, but the extra point was wide right, leaving the Pirates with a 14-13 lead...
SL actress to appear in production on PBS (10/03/00)
Cora Unashamed is based on a Langston Hughes short story of the same name and was filmed in Iowa. Regina Taylor will play starring role and Cherry Jones will portray Mrs. Studevant. The show will air on Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. and again on Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. on PBS...
Cherokee Symphony begins another season (10/03/00)
Beginning this fall with a pops concert on Oct. 29, the symphony will perform a variety of music, some serious and some "just rollicking good fun," states Thorson. They will perform Erin Copelands, "Lincoln Portrait," and "Hymn to the Fallen," from the movie Saving Private Ryan by John Williams...
'Go Fish' to appear at BVU (10/03/00)
Go Fish has been described as "The Best New Artists in the Midwest." Using vocals and percussion only, Go Fish is successfully carving out a musical niche quite unique in the Christian music industry. These four individuals are opening up a whole new world in ministry and vocal music...
Writer Marvin Bell to appear at BVU lecture series (10/03/00)
Bell was named Iowa's first Poet Laureate, a very prestigious position, in March of 1999 by Governor Vilsack, having been selected by a statewide six-member panel of specialists, chaired by BVU Professor Nadine Brewer. Bell, born in Brooklyn, N.Y., has taught at the Iowa Writer's Workshop since 1965. ...
Bil Mar makes donations to assist area agencies (10/03/00)
On Friday, Sept. 29, Raymond Team and Dale Carver presented Public Safety Director Mark Prosser with the checks. "This generous donation will be used to acquire fire prevention materials and safety equipment for the Volunteer Fire Department," stated Fire Chief Mike Jones...
Shares available at area ethanol plant (10/03/00)
In the past week QCCP has conducted informational meetings throughout the four county area of Buena Vista, Cherokee, Ida and Sac Counties. Delayne Johnson, a director for the Quad County Corn Processors, said this is a project 18 months in the making...
Pauline Peterson (10/03/00)
The Wharton-Redig Funeral Home of Aurelia is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Peterson passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at the Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee. She had been a resident at the Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia for the past 20 years...
William "B.J." Decker (10/03/00)
Casketbearers were Jason Sassman, Brett Decker, Al Rettig, Royce Driver, Chad Robinson, Al Walquist and Rocky Cheevers. Tanner Wallace, Tyson Cheevers and all classmates were honorary bearers. Burial was in Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon. Sliefert Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements...
None injured in accident outside SL (10/03/00)
According to the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Department, Ray Delp of Storm Lake was traveling eastbound on East Lakeshore. He was turning north onto McKenna Drive when a vehicle struck the rear end of his pickup truck. Delp was starting to turn left and was across the center line when he was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Bernette Austin, 77 of Sac City...
SL man arrested for assault following knife incident (10/03/00)
Officers learned a disturbance had occurred between Leiva-Chavaz and his brother. Leiva-Chavaz had retrieved a knife and threatened his brother. The victim locked himself in a bedroom and called police. Leiva-Chavaz was charged with Aggravated Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon (aggravated misdemeanor). He was transported to the Buena Vista County Jail where he was booked in on $6,500.00 cash bond...
Plea bargain possible in SL murder case (10/03/00)
Rene Zarate, 16, and Issac Cruz, 15, have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Ramos, a native of Peru. Zarate will be tried as an adult, and Cruz will be tried as a youthful offender. According to court papers filed by Zarate's attorney, Matthew Sheeley, the defendant "anticipates upon information and belief that co-defendant Issac Cruz will testify against (the) defendant at trail pursuant to a separate plea agreement."...
Two arrested on drug charges (10/03/00)
Police determined the two suspects in the vehicle were in possession of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. Following a search of the vehicle a small quantity of marijuana along with a marijuana pipe were found. Both occupants of the vehicle, Amy Lynn Utecht, 18, of Pierson and Ryan Lyn Norris, 25, of Sheffield were arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana (serious misdemeanor) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor)...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (10/03/00)
ACCIDENTS On Sept. 11 at 4 p.m., an accident occurred in the parking lot west of First Federal in the 1400 block of North Lake Avenue. A 1997 Dodge, driven by Jamie Roesler, 23, 914 East Milwaukee Avenue, #9, Storm Lake, was southbound in the parking lot. A 1989 Chevy, driven by Wendell Kragel, 66, Newell, was backing from a parking stall and the vehicles collided. Damage was estimated at $950 to the Roesler vehicle and none to the Kragel vehicle...
State troopers discover two marijuana growing operations in Harrison County (10/03/00)
The seizures occurred near Missouri Valley and Little Sioux, both in Harrison County. Combining the arrests, Troopers seized approximately 122 pounds of marijuana with a street value of more than $180,000. On Saturday, Sept. 23, while assisting in an investigation following an armed robbery in Omaha, Neb., State Troopers and Harrison County Deputy Sheriffs checked a home in Little Sioux for the suspect of the armed robbery. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR (10/03/00)
The facts are that the pork checkoff program has been good for Iowa family farmers. If you want proof, consider these facts: The "Pork: The Other White Meat" promotional effort has been one of the most successful ad campaigns in America. Today's checkoff is collected from all producers (in every state) and importers. We are now a net exporter of pork rather than a net importer...
BETWEEN THE LINES: The Dr. is in - well, almost (10/03/00)
No, I'm not a doctor, but I saw several minutes of "ER" once. When I gave up medical school to become a Pilot-Tribune columnist, I gave up noon tee times and 18-digit salaries for bologna sandwiches minus the bread. On the up side, a surgeon can't eliminate his boo-boos with a bottle of "White-Out."...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR (10/03/00)
It is easy enough to do; and in a study conducted by Applied Research and Consulting LLC, a collaboration with the Girls Scout Research Institute, girls said that their parents were unwilling to listen to their questions if they felt the girls were too young to be asking them...