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Stories from Thursday, October 5, 2000

Swimming pool conditions top city council meeting (10/05/00)
"I guess the concern we had was whether we should put money into the pool," Weiland said. "We're not sure what the life expectancy is on a pool and whether or not it's worth improving." A grant has been applied for to update the bathhouse at the pool. The grant request was $13,900 and total project costs were estimated to be $41,000...
Positively Iowa director tells BPW about state's work force growth (10/05/00)
Spillers is the executive director of Positively Iowa, a private, non-profit organization that works to promote and inspire public thought about social, economic and environmental issues affecting rural Iowa. He was in Storm Lake this week speaking at the monthly meeting of the Business and Professional Women's Organization...
IBP officials assure no changes after acquisition (10/05/00)
"There will be no change in operations, no change in staffing. IBP management will remain to oversee the day-to-day operations," Gary Mickelson, IBP comm-unications specialist, said. The sale was announced earlier this week. DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III, a private equity fund affiliated with Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, reached an agreement to acquire IBP's stock for $2.4 billion in cash, as well as the assumption of $1.4 billion in debt...
Cops in schools (10/05/00)
Nyren is the Storm Lake School Resource Officer, a program the Storm Lake School District and the Storm Lake Police Department began this year. Quickly approaching the two-month mark, school and police officials report that the program is already meeting goals set two years ago when discussion of the program first began...
Construction under way on new airport hangar (10/05/00)
Chair of the airport commission, Robert Ohrlund, said that while grading work is beginning, the steel for the hangar could take up to three months to arrive. Since some of the materials will not arrive yet, there will be delays in some of the concrete work to lessen the chance of heavy machinery cracking any new areas...
St. Mary's high school students participating in CROP walk (10/05/00)
Fr. Doug Klein, associate pastor and high school religion instructor encouraged Chris Hansen, student body vice president, to take leadership in the CROP Walk project. Hansen and eight students will be collecting pledges while other students will be supporting them by walking with them during the event...
Open house to be held at Concordia Lutheran School (10/05/00)
Kidspiration Station is an imagination and rhythm activity for the children. They will have the chance to dance, play games and have fun in a Christ-centered musical atmosphere. All young kids in the community are invited to hop on board the Kidspiration Station...
Area students participate in ISU committees (10/05/00)
Anderson has been appointed to Family Weekend, Oct. 6-8, which is organized by the ISU Student Leadership Council and sponsored by the ISU Alumni Association and the Iowa State University Parents Association (ISUPA). The weekend activities include college receptions, induction of former Parents and Families of the Year into the Family of the Year Society, pre-game tailgate and the ISU vs. ...
DNR: Illegal discharges into Storm Lake not a problem (10/05/00)
"Every year the DNR and Environmental Health get complaints on discharges into the lake," Kim Johnson, director of the county's environmental health department, said. "Because of where the lake is right now, we decided to walk the lake and look for non-compliant discharges and reference the compliant ones...
SL High School, Middle School recipients of peer grants (10/05/00)
The National Youth Safety Corps is an initiative developed by the National Crime Prevention Council with the U.S. Department of Education, Storm Lake High School Principal Mike Hanna explained. "The mission of the Safety Corps is to recruit, train and mobilize a diverse student population to improve the learning environment of American schools," Hanna said. "The goals are to get kids involved, designing and running youth crime, violence and drug prevention projects."...
Ladies Auxiliary aids Veterans and others in Alta community (10/05/00)
"Our function is to aid and assist any Veterans of Foreign Wars who need help or whose families need help," Ladies Auxiliary president Marie Michelson said. "We also help with many other things in the community and donate to many charities." This Saturday, the Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Alta Community Building. Proceeds will be given to the Alta-Aurelia D.A.R.E. Program...
Tenth annual doll quilt contest to be held (10/05/00)
This is the 10th year for the Doll Quilt Contest, and Pat Patten, the owner of The Quilt Shoppe, would like to make it the best yet. Last year 19 dolls and quilts were received and given to a local Christmas project. Everyone is invited to participate. If you would like to buy a doll or make a doll quilt, contact The Quilt Shoppe, 284-2724. Prizes will be given to the quilts which receive the most Viewers' Choice votes. The dolls and quilts will be on display from Nov. 11 to Dec. 16...
Alta native Siefken to attend AIB College of Business (10/05/00)
Shawn is the son of Marcy Siefken, Alta. He will be a graduate of Alta High School's class of 2001. AIB offers associate of business degrees and diploma programs in the fields of accounting; computers; court reporting; office administration; travel and tourism; and business administration including financial services, sales and marketing and agricultural business...
WAY TO GO TEAM (10/05/00)
The clinic is being put on by the Alta football coaches and the players. The young Alta Cyclones are working on different skills of the game and finish the clinic with a scrimmage. The players will use what they have learned when they scrimmage during halftime of the Alta Cyclone football game on Friday, Oct. 13...
STUDYING STORM DRAINS (10/05/00)
The students helped Sindt and Schwanz stencil "No dumping, drains to lake" on storm drains around Alta...
Gibney steps into Utilities position (10/05/00)
"This is a real learning experience for me," Gibney said. "Meeting new people and learning the established business procedures is going to take a lot of learning." Gibney is a retired Navy Engineering Officer. He has experience with diesel operation and worked as an electrical distribution engineer in Freemont, Neb., prior to his new position in Alta...
CYCLONE CORONATION (10/05/00)
They were joined up front by this year's homecoming royalty from left to right: Molly Schroeder, Nathan Wiese, Jerrica Miller, Steve Hamer, Jessica Loehr, Heath Glienke, 1999 King and Queen, Eric Mann and Keisha Anderson, Brad Bunjes, Natalie Hill, Brooke Ryherd and Wes Bunjes...
Lakeshore Drive, College Street intersection to be four-way stop (10/05/00)
The city's Traffic Safety Team, consisting of City Engineer Jim Winterton, Street Superintendent Pat Kelly and Police Chief Mark Prosser, recommended making the intersection four way at a council meeting this week. Prosser gave several reasons for making the intersection a four-way stop. There is a blind spot for northbound traffic on College from eastbound traffic on Lakeshore, he said...
KRISTEL AND BRET FULCHER WEDDING (10/05/00)
Parents of the couple are Richard and Kathy Kay of Atlantic and William and Barbara Fulcher of Alta. Special guests were the couple's grandparents, Mrs. Della Strittmatter, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kay and Mr. Lucien Harryman. Soloist Gail Warner, cousin of the bride, sang, "Grow Old with Me," by Lennon, "The Cross of Love," by Zaragoze, "You Are Mine," by Haas, "The Lord's Prayer," by Malotte, "Taste and See," by Hurd and "Ave Maria," by Schubert...
ALEDA AND CLIFFORD STIEF ANNIVERSARY (10/05/00)
Everyone is invited to attend. No gifts please. If unable to attend cards may be sent to the couple at Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Stief, C/O Sunset Knoll, 401 W. 5th Street - Room #38, Aurelia, Iowa 51005...
BLOWING OUT THE CANDLES (10/05/00)
~Martha Christensen was surprised when she received 80 roses for her 80th birthday from her four daughters, two who live in Minnesota and two who live in Colorado. Christensen's birthday was last Sunday.
Brink, Pearson earn medals at Cherokee (10/05/00)
Brink posted a time of 16 minutes, 1 second. Brandon Ebersole placed 33rd with a time of 17:00, while Mike Solem was 36th in 17:03. Chuck Stark finished 51st with a time of 17:22, Jeff Langner 54th in 17:25, Adam Sievers 69th in 17:39 and Brady North 82nd in 17:51. Carlos Franco placed 88th in the junior varsity race with a time of 17:58. Seth Hanson was 132nd in 19:22...
SL looks for answers to snap skid (10/05/00)
Craig Lyon has stressed that message this week to his players as they come into Friday night's game against LeMars. The Bulldogs don't care about Storm Lake's misfortunes. "We've stressed going out and playing the game of football and being aware of what are assignments are," Lyon said. "We need to quit feeling sorry for ourselves about what's happened and just go out and play football."...
Offensive fireworks expected in Sioux Central game (10/05/00)
Harris-Lake Park has averaged 39 points a game in their last two outings. "They put a lot of points on the board, so they concern us offensively," Sioux Central coach Jeff Tiefenthaler said. "They run some trips formations and they have some pretty good skill kids. Our secondary will get tested this week."...
Alta looks to get back on track against Galva-Holstein (10/05/00)
"Offensively, they run the exact same thing that we run, so it'll be like playing us. We're very familiar with what they're trying to do offensively," Alta coach Kevin Hammer said. "We haven't figured out yet if it's easier to prepare for defensively or not. When you have two teams with the same offense, the biggest thing is which team executes the best offensively is going to have a real good chance of winning the football game."...
SM outlasts Sac City - PREP/COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP (10/05/00)
Erin Nurse went 13-for-15 in serving with two aces. Katie Drey charted four kills, while Laven and Jenny Petersen each had one. Nurse made good on 47 of 51 set attempts. Laven and Allison Snyder each had two digs. Ploeger and Drey tallied three blocks apiece...
Buena Vista golfers finish third at Northwestern Invite (10/05/00)
Northwestern won the team title with a team score of 313 strokes. Buena Vista was third with a 331. Kelly VandeWalle and Joe Sturm each carded an 83 for the Beavers, while Jeff Halverson finished with an 86 and Mark Weckworth an 87. Andy Downing fired an 83 for the Buena Vista "B" team. Keith Duenow shot an 84 and Heath Bartness a 92...
Music professor, BVU Choir and Brass to perform at St. John Lutheran Church (10/05/00)
This is part of a national program, PIPES SPECTACULAR, sponsored by the American Guild of Organists, to acquaint people with the glorious sounds of the "King of Instruments." Over 300 programs will be presented on Oct. 15 throughout the nation, and this area is fortunate to have a sponsoring chapter...
BVU English majors to visit area schools, libraries to promote poetry (10/05/00)
The BVU English majors will give a presentation geared toward students of all ages at the Storm Lake Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. in the library's meeting room. In addition, the students will visit Storm Lake's West and East Elementary Schools; St. Mary's High School, Alta Elementary School, Galva Middle School and the Pocahontas Public Library during the week of Oct. 4-10...
BVU participates in fan mail for the troops campaign (10/05/00)
The Office of Community Service at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake participated in the most recent campaign. Their effort was coordinated by Margaret Baker and Angie Gronborg earned a certificate for preparing more than 25 cards and letters. They were the number two college in Iowa and in the top 20 nationally...
Men's city league basketball league meetings scheduled (10/05/00)
An organizational meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12 in the board room of the school administration building. The men's league will meet at 7 p.m., followed by the slow break league at 8 p.m. This meeting is for team representatives and individuals who are interested in being added to a team...
Classes offered for insurance agents (10/05/00)
Any licensed insurance agent is welcome to sign up for either one or both classes. The first will be at 10 a.m. to 12 noon on "Long Term Care" for two credits. The second, "Understanding the Mutual Fund Solution," for three credits, will be from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m...
Stashin' ca$h for college (10/05/00)
"The first key is to start saving early and the second is to contribute regularly," Security Trust and Savings Bank President David Dvergsten said. "I know it's easier to say than to do and it takes discipline, but as soon as it's possible it's the way to get started."...
Volunteers join BVU's Community Campaign (10/05/00)
Richardson has gathered Tracee Dierenfield, First Federal Savings Bank of the Midwest; Nancy Fratzke, Fratzke Funeral Home; Gary Lalone, The Buckle; Al White, Citizens First National Bank; Dr. David Crippin, Trimark Buena Vista Clinic and Dan Hegarty, MidAmerican Energy Company...
Green Thumb times, dates announced for SL location (10/05/00)
Her office is located at the Iowa Workforce Development Center, 824 Flindt Dr., Suite 106. Walk-ins are welcome and Edwards can answer any questions concerning Green Thumb programs. She can also be reached by calling 712-275-4424...
Alumni share experiences at BVU's Career Symposium (10/05/00)
They were Allison Rasmussen, a 1997 graduate and a music teacher at St. Mary's School; Jacquie Bauer, a 1997 BVU-Lakes & Prairies graduate and an elementary teacher for Storm Lake Community Schools; Ryan Berg, a 1997 graduate and a high school English teacher at St. ...
Olivia Petersen (10/05/00)
Burial was at Buena Vista Memorial Park in Storm Lake. Casketbearers were Duane Reinke, Dale Reinke, Jerry Petersen, Adam Reinke, Scott Segebart and Eric Reisselman. The Ohde Funeral Home in Manning was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Petersen died Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Manning Regional Health Center in Manning following a brief illness...
Floyd Messer (10/05/00)
Burial was in Ida Grove Cemetery. Christensen-Ciha Funeral Homes of Ida Grove was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Messer passed away on Thursday, Sept. 14, at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek. He was born Dec. 14, 1910, the son of Charles and Minnie (Konradi) Messer, on the Adam Messer homestead northwest of Odebolt. ...
Sandra Wunschel (10/05/00)
Casketbearers were Larry Wunschel, Jr., Jimmy Joe Harms, Jr., Mitchell Gonnerman, Chris Olerich, Kenneth Harms, Jr. and Steven Wunschel. Burial was in Wall Lake Cemetery. Farber & Otteman Funeral Home of Wall Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Dorothy Johnson (10/05/00)
Casketbearers are Mark Freeman, Geoff Willfong, Doug Small, Phil Wellmerling, Steve Ruhs and Gary Gilmore. Burial will be at Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. Sliefert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Johnson passed away on Sunday, Oct. 1 in Spencer...
Raymond Blass (10/05/00)
Pallbearers were Brian Blass, Mike Dick, Nick Cox, Steve Determan, Doug Blass and Jim Landgraf. Honorary bearers were Lisa Dunahoo, Cindy Blass, Angie Blass, Jenny Blass, Beth Blass, Mitchell Cox and Laura Cox. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Early...
Storm Lake man arrested for OWI, child abuse (10/05/00)
Police were on location at a residence located at 204 Grand Street beginning to investigate the incident when a subject arrived driving a vehicle who was identified as the suspect. Officers made contact with the subject, identified as Randall Huston, 46, of Storm Lake and determined he was intoxicated...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR (10/05/00)
Members of what, you ask? The answer: they were 4-H members. And today, more than 6.5 million youth ages 9-15 participate in 4-H, a non- formal education program and organization that can trace its roots back to the early 1900s. National 4-H Week, to be celebrated Oct. ...
PIOLT EDITORIAL - Uninsured kids and Iowa's money (10/05/00)
Then we are told that there are still an estimated 53,000 Iowa children who have no health care coverage. It just doesn't add up. Iowa has done a poor job of getting the funds to where they are needed, so we stand to return millions to the feds that could be working for needy children...