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Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Stories from Friday, October 20, 2000

BV Prof: Will debates decide the presidency? (10/20/00)
For the next several weeks, election experts and pollsters will continue to discuss the fine points of percentages and strategies in battleground states. For many, though, the debates were the deciding factor in where their vote is going. "These debates are critical in determining who the next president of the Untied States is going to be," Dr. Joe Patten, Buena Vista University political science professor, said...
ICCC's longtime leader steps down, Samuelson called college 'cornerstone' (10/20/00)
Samuelson, the retired superintendent of schools in Storm Lake, has lived, taught and been involved in school administration in Buena Vista County his entire life. He was very instrumental in the development of the Storm Lake center of Iowa Central Community College and has taken an active role in the revitalization of the Fort Dodge-based school in his six-year, two-term stint as board president...
'Big, bold thinking' (10/20/00)
Storm Lake architect Glen Huntington has prepared two different potential designs for the building, both of which are "impressive," according to Diversity Community Center Committee member Chuck Offenburger. The design eventually chosen will be made public later in the process...
Bank worker arrested for deposit thefts (10/20/00)
Working with bank officials, police gathered enough information and evidence to arrest Esther Maria Gonzalez, 21, of Storm Lake. Gonzalez was charged with Theft 2nd Degree (class D felony Monday). She was booked into the County Jail on $9,750 cash bond...
FIGHTING A FIRE (10/20/00)
The flames erupting through the roof of the structure near downtown drew curious crowds on the surrounding streets...
Adventure Club activities planned for SL area students in grades K-4 (10/20/00)
North and West school students will travel to Pistol Pete's Pumpkin Patch on Oct. 24 and will skate at the Rink on Oct. 25 at East School. South, East and St. Mary's students will skate on Oct. 24 and go to the Storm Lake Bowl on Oct. 25 at South School...
Opposition to annexation is no surprise to city, but growth needs loom (10/20/00)
Storm Lake City Council members thought the meeting was well attended, and many noted the informal format allowed for people to get their questions answered easily. "I think we probably got a lot better feedback than we would have if it was a structured, formal presentation," council member Julie Egland said...
55 Alive driver safety program to be held in Sac City (10/20/00)
The program is being offered Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 13 and 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Sac City Public Library, located at 1001 West Main Street in Sac City. Developed by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 55 Alive Driver Safety Program is the first comprehensive driver retaining course geared to the specific needs of older motorists. ...
Cub Scouts fill shelves of the Lord's Cupboard (10/20/00)
The Cub Scouts began their community service project by placing a grocery bag in the front door of every home in Alta. The bags contained a note explaining that the Cub Scouts would be around on the following Saturday to pick up the bags filled with groceries...
Chamber discusses future plans (10/20/00)
Chamber member Joe Aube discussed ways the chamber could go about finding out what they want to be and what they hope to develop. Aube suggested having members of the community and businesses fill out a survey in order to find out what everyone wants from the chamber organization...
Energy- innovative new home on West Links near completion (10/20/00)
The hole for the new spec home was dug in mid-April by employees of United Building Centers (UBC). UBC manager Jeff Olson is hoping to have the home complete by the end of this month. "We've got all the sheet rock in and the house is all insulated," Olson said. "The brick will be going in this week and hopefully by next week we'll be able to trim it out. The final grading has been done."...
WEL-Life proves to be pleasing new residents (10/20/00)
"We currently have six residents and we'll have two more by the end of the month," Nelson said. "Things have calmed down around here and we've worked on getting some of the kinks out and have gotten to really know each other." The new 44-bed facility designed for those over 55 who need light to moderate assistance on a daily basis has been operating since the end of August. ...
Tenth annual doll quilt contest to be held (10/20/00)
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 groups join in meeting (10/20/00)
Members from the different community organizations are encouraged to attend. There will be members present from the city council, the Industrial Board, the Utilities Board, the chamber and the school board along with many others. Each organization is encouraged to have at least one representative in attendance...
Lakeshore Drive, College Street four-way stop ordinance dies before SL Council (10/20/00)
When the recommendation from the city's Traffic Safety Team was to make the intersection a four-way stop it was originally brought to the council, but was tabled to allow the city to determine ownership of several trees near the intersection. During that time, street superintendent Pat Kelly reviewed several trees at the southwest corner of the intersection. He determined those trees were on private property...
SHOWING APPRECIATION (10/20/00)
~Mayor Jon Kruse presented former city council member Bob Ferguson with a plaque and certificate honoring Ferguson for his years of service on the Storm Lake City Council. Ferguson resigned last month to enable his wife to seek city employment.
JESSE AND SHAWN WIESE WEDDING (10/20/00)
Parents of the couple are Tom and Bonnie Dunlop of Sioux City, Rick and Tammy Jeckell of Schaller and Eldon Wiese and Marlys Wiese of Storm Lake. Jenny Wiese and Belinda Nieland, cousins of the groom were seated at the guest book. Ushers were Chris Higgins, San Diego, Calif., friend of the couple, Jody Brechler, McKinney, Texas, cousin of the groom and Mike Wolter, Fort Madison, friend of the couple...
KATIE AND RON DEMERS WEDDING (10/20/00)
Mary Schmitt was seated at the guest book. Ushers were Al Joens, Jason Shriver, Dave "Whitey" Leonard and Robert Sippel. Kelly Kuhl of Sioux City and a friend of the couple, served as the bride's maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Eileen Friedmann, Sioux City, sister of the bride; Annie McElroy, sister of the bride, from Sioux City; Maureen Van Meter, Waukee, sister of the bride; Leann McElroy, West Des Moines, sister-in-law of the bride and Amy Nilles, Sioux City, friend of the couple. ...
SONYA AND JEFF VEVERKA WEDDING (10/20/00)
Seating the guests were Chris Malloy, friend of the couple, Brian Kuck, brother-in-law of the groom, Derek Hubbard, cousin of the bride and Nathan Awieda, nephew of the groom. Derek Hubbard and Nathan Awieda were also the candelighters for the ceremony...
SL tries to right ship vs. Spencer (10/20/00)
Storm Lake will hope to have those problems ironed out Friday night when Spencer comes to town for a district game at Tornado Stadium. Storm Lake coach Craig Lyon addressed the Tornadoes' problems in last week's 53-32 loss to Sheldon. "We've got to tackle better than last week," he said. ...
Playoff berths on the line for Aurelia, Galva-Holstein (10/20/00)
"I think primarily not making mistakes," he said. "It sounds like a standard answer. I think we can play with them if we don't give them the thing." Aurelia is 6-1 and Whiting 5-2. If Whiting wins, it advances to the playoffs. Radke assessed the opponent on both sides of the ball...
Alta, S-C play for pride against Sac, North Iowa (10/20/00)
Alta coach Kevin Hammer evaluated Sac City's offense and defense. "They really like to spread you out on offense and they throw the ball quite a bit, so this will be a big test for our secondary," he said. "This is a good opportunity to get some interceptions this week."...
Five area teams advance to semifinals (10/20/00)
AC-T, now 10-9 overall, played Laurens-Marathon, which is 23-5-1 overall, on Wednesday in a semifinal. Alicia Lovin went 14-for-14 in serving for AC-T. Hogrefe was 11-for-11, Lindsey Lullman 11-for-12 and April Schuknecht 13-for-15. Lullmann made good on 22 of 29 set attempts with nine assists. Schuknecht was 18 of 27 with 11 assists. Hogrefe and Schuknecht charted five digs apiece, while Ehlers added four. Schuknecht and Mandy Schramm each had two blocks...
Student Day to be held at BVU football game (10/20/00)
On Saturday, Oct. 21, students are welcomed as guests at the football game against the University of Dubuque at 1:30 p.m. in J. Leslie Rollins Stadium. Area students in kindergarten through eighth grade will receive free admission with an adult's paid admission...
Junior high, middle school honor bands to perform in SL (10/20/00)
Approximately 450 seventh and eighth grade musicians from 50 northwest Iowa schools auditioned on Oct. 14 for places in one of two equal bands. These two honor bands will rehearse during the day of Nov. 4 and present a concert that evening at 7 p.m. in the Storm Lake High School gymnasium. Admission for the concert is $2 for adults and $1 for students...
Tickets on sale for production of 'Smoke on the Mountain' (10/20/00)
Tickets are also on sale to the general public and shows will be held at Cutty's Okoboji Resort Club. Performances are Oct. 27, 28, 29 and Nov. 3 and 4. The Friday and Saturday performances are dinner theatre performances, with dinner at 7 p.m. and the show at 8 p.m. The Sunday matinee is a show only at 2 p.m. Catering is by Sillbillys with a two meat buffet. These shows will not include a cash bar...
Cora Unashamed features SL actress Larson (10/20/00)
Filmed in Iowa last year, the film's producer, Marian Rees, is a native Iowan and many local Iowans were involved in the production, including Bethany Larson, Storm Lake, in one of the starring roles. Set in the 1930s, Cora Unashamed takes place in the tiny town of Melton, where the Jenkinses live in isolation as the community's only African Americans. ...
'Reggie the Hoofer' to appear at BVU (10/20/00)
Reggie the Hoofer has been thrilling audiences on stage and in motion pictures for most of his life. Acrobatic tap, stair tap, the old soft shoe and, of course, "hoofing" are vividly portrayed with powerful prowess skill and agility as Reggie captivates the spirit and flavor of the moment. ...
BV Farm Bureau salutes pork producers (10/20/00)
"Pork is the world's most widely consumed meat and Iowa's pork producers take pride in leading the nation in hog production," said Buena Vista Farm Bureau President Dean Baughman. In Buena Vista County, there were 298,220 hogs on 270 farms according to the 1997 Census of Agriculture...
Silver Screen Secrets (10/20/00)
Jason Kohn manages the Fridley Vista III Theatre and Video Warehouse in Storm Lake and Cherokee and has been involved in the entertainment business since 1991. Kohn loves his job and loves sharing the movies with others. "This is a fun business to be in if you like movies," Kohn said. "I'm always watching movies, whether it be in the theatre or on a video."...
Patton Agency passes along benefits from AnerUs merger (10/20/00)
A few months ago, all policyholders were given the choice of taking cash or stock, with a total of nearly 800 million being distributed throughout the United States by the Des Moines based company. The pay out amounts range from $500 to about $50,000 and is based on the size, type, and age of the policy as well as the amount of premium paid. Also included in the calculations of the pay out was the mortality and profitability of each particular series of policies...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (10/20/00)
ACCIDENTS On Oct. 12 at 5:10 p.m., an accident occurred at the intersection of West Railroad Street and Geneseo Street. A 1995 Ford, driven by Shane Meyer, 20, 118 Oneida Street, Storm Lake, was eastbound on West Railroad Street. A 1991 Dodge, driven by Megan Tapps, 18, Van Meter, was northbound on Geneseo Street, entered the intersection and the vehicles collided. Damage was estimated at $750 to the Meyer vehicle and $1,250 to the Tapps vehicle...
Stabbing leads to manhunt in Cherokee (10/20/00)
Cline was transported to Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee, where he was treated and admitted. Shortly after 1 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, Stephen Craig Leonard, 53, 406 Ash Street, Sutherland, was arrested near a residence in the 600 block of West Locust Street in Cherokee and has been charged with attempted murder. Leonard is being held in the Cherokee County Jail and bond has been set at $250,000...
Police arrest one suspect in beating, robbery case (10/20/00)
At approximately 7:30 p.m., police arrested and charged Senthong Phiengsai, 21, of Sioux Falls, S.D. while he was in Storm Lake. Phiengsai was charged with Robbery 2nd Degree, a class C felony. He was booked into the County Jail on $13,000.00 cash bond...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Keep sheriff race positive (10/20/00)
I have never been a fan of negative campaigning and was appalled by Chuck Eddy's opponents' brochure. Chuck has been an excellent sheriff for everyone in B.V. County for the past 12 years. Chuck's whole campaign has been based totally on his accomplishments since taking that office, without a single negative comment or insinuation about his opponent...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Volunteers respond to beach opinion (10/20/00)
We couldn't agree more that our lake's receding waters is a "drastic reminder" that Storm Lake is in "serious need of some help for the beach areas" and beyond. Our group of federal and state employees wish to volunteer to clean up an area(s) of the shoreline in hopes to improve the beauty and the safety of those areas for our...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Giving Blood (10/20/00)
You see, I have always been healthy, and so has my family. I just never gave it a second thought. The representatives from many of the volunteer groups call occasionally asking me to donate. I just did not seem to be able to find the time. From this day on, I have made a commitment to always give blood to these organizations...
PILOT EDITORIAL (10/20/00)
The same senior citizen could get all of these services free of additional charge if they were enrolled in Medicare HMOs in New York, parts of Florida, and elsewhere. The debate this season is about preserving Medicare in an environment that has lacked foresight, but they should also be talking about how to make it fair...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Prescription for disaster? (10/20/00)
This plan would pay for half the cost of yearly prescriptions. For the senior on Medicare whose drugs cost $675 per year (the average cost per senior) this would be $337.50. The plan would take at least $24 per month out of each Social Security check or $288 per year. ...