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Stories from Monday, October 23, 2000

After-school effort begins to show SL dividends (10/23/00)
Community support was evident, too, especially last week during Lights On Afterschool, a nation-wide program promoting afterschool programs. A large crowd attended for the Storm Lake celebration at the middle school, as well as for the new after-school programs at each elementary. Donna Queen, TLC director, said she looks forward to offering more family night events like that one...
SM educators chosen as honorary chairs for Appeal Campaign (10/23/00)
The St. Mary's Annual Appeal is sponsored by the St. Mary's Alumni Association which is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. The honorary chairs have served a combined 27 years at St. Mary's Schools. Sr. Determan currently teaches second grade at St. Mary's Schools. She originally taught at St. Mary's for six years in the early 1980s. Now, in her second visit to Storm Lake, she is in her tenth consecutive year at St. Mary's...
BV grad is newest member of Board of Trustees elected (10/23/00)
Bock, who began his college studies at Buena Vista College in 1934, later earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa. He spent a 30-year career in public accounting, most of those years with Peat Marwick in Cedar Rapids. In 1960, he served as president of the Iowa Society of CPAs. ...
Organ and tissue donation awareness license plates available for Iowans (10/23/00)
The fund, which is administered under Iowa's Anatomical Gift Act Committee gives grants to medical facilities and citizens to promote organ, tissue and eye donation awareness in their communities. In order for the Department of Motor Vehicles to begin producing the plate, 500 paid applications must be received. Once plates are in production, the new license plates will be available through each county...
Programs fight against breast cancer (10/23/00)
The number of deaths due to breast cancer could be greatly reduced if more women had an annual mammogram starting at the age of 40, had a yearly breast exam by a physician and practiced monthly breast self-examinations. This combination is so effective, in fact, that breast cancer is 97 percent curable when detected and treated in its localized stage...
Biathlon competition changes pace for SL fitness fanatics exercising (10/23/00)
The biathlon invites individuals to bike 112 miles (an exercise bike will do) and run 26.2 miles (you can use the center's treadmills) within a two-week period of time. "This is a competition that people can do against themselves," Wiedenfeld said. "And it doesn't have to be done here."...
Three St. Mary's teachers honored in 2000 edition of Who's Who (10/23/00)
Berg teaches English and religion and serves as Dean of Faculty for St. Mary's. Mach is the K-12 guidance counselor and Suits is the 5-12 instrumental music educator. This honor is reserved for teachers who are selected by one or more of their former students, who themselves have been distinguished by being listed in either Who's Who Among American High School Students or The National Dean's List - students who represent the best high school and college students today...
MMC student re-elected president of the Sioux City Magic Club (10/23/00)
In 1997, Rainboth began to perform outside the Marcus area and his fee for his performances was $35. He appeared at elementary schools, nursing homes and for some private family Christmas parties. In 1997, he also joined the Sioux City Magic Club, and as one of four performing magicians, when the others couldn't accept a date, they referred their client to Rainboth. The club had 15 members, but only four performed...
Gov's Housing Task Force to gather in SL (10/23/00)
Storm Lake Area Development Corporation (SLADC), in conjunction with the Governor's Housing Task Force, will host the public forum, "Housing Issues in Rural Iowa, Finding and Filling the Gap," Monday, Oct. 23, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Buena Vista University in Hansen Room 8 in the Siebens Forum. All members of the public are invited to attend...
DNR fish building project goes swimmingly at SL Storm Lake (10/23/00)
In the past, the DNR has utilized Casino Beach Marina for its fish netting, research and reproduction efforts toward restocking Storm Lake and other Iowa bodies of water. One of the problems is that the DNR had to set up all of its equipment, and then tear it down again once the season was over, said Lannie Miller, DNR fisheries biologist...
Diversity and health (10/23/00)
"Our job now is to focus on how to honor and care for new immigrants to this state," Gleasen said. "So in that regard, I want to have a dialogue about health so that we know in Des Moines... exactly what we need to do in the rest of the state to keep all Iowans healthy."...
Living on the emergency front lines (10/23/00)
"You just go on instinct and you don't really think about it when there's someone that needs help," Scadden said. "You just try to do what you've been taught to do and do it the best you can." Scadden became interested in the medical field when she helped her boss determine she needed to go home for the day because something just wasn't right. ...
State Treasurer visits SL in support for Gore (10/23/00)
Fitzgerald, the state's treasurer for 18 years, met with local Democrats and Democratic candidates for county and state offices. Voter turnout was an important part of the message for Fitzgerald, who urged county Democrats to get the vote out on election day...
Festival of Trees Christmas tree, wreath raffle gets underway (10/23/00)
All the proceeds raised from the Festival of Trees events will go toward the purchase of a new ambulance for the Buena Vista County Hospital, which will aid all the residents of Buena Vista County. "We had an overwhelming response from Buena Vista County retailers again this year who wanted to participate in designing and donating a tree or wreath," said Judy Ries, chairperson of this year's event. "We have limited the number of trees to six and wreaths to five."...
Halloween costume contest (10/23/00)
During the contest, the children will be divided in three age groups: preschool, grades K-1 and grades 2-6 with prizes being awarded in each category for the scariest, most original and cutest costumes. An additional group award for best overall theme will be presented to three or more people who have coordinated their costumes. ...
SL Police break up drinking party (10/23/00)
Police discovered several underage subjects at the residence who were in possession of alcohol and charged Randy M. Mead, 20, of Sioux City, Kenny R. Jackson, 20, Storm Lake and Shemel C. Timmons, 19, of Sioux City with Possession of Alcohol. They were all released pending a court date...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Don't drive the teachers out of Iowa (10/23/00)
Teachers throughout the United States work approximately the same number of work days. They generally have approximately the same number of students in their classrooms. They generally all teach students with a wide variety of learning styles, problems at home and challenges to a learning environment. With all that said, teaching is still a difficult job...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Thanks for successful 'Lights on Afterschool' (10/23/00)
Nationally - J.C. Penney and Community Education for being national sponsors for afterschool programs. Locally - J.C. Penney for its window promotion and gift certificates for the essay contest; Dana Larsen for judging the essay contests; Kiwanis Beavers; IBP; Fareway; HyVee; Lakeshore Cafe and McDonald's Restaurant for a fantastic pancake dinner; TLC and middle school staff and parents...
PILOT EIDTORIAL - Miss Iowa's missing an arm, not a life (10/23/00)
Better one hand than half-witted, which is what the officials of the Miss America pageant may be. Uchytil, the reigning Miss Iowa, was the first contestant in the 80-year history of the pageant to appear on stage with a visible disability. Sure, the 1995 Miss America was deaf, and the 1999 winner has diabetes - but they still looked perfect, if that's all you want from a contest...
PILOT EDITORIAL - (10/23/00)
Annexation discussion has been going on for 10 years at least, and is still at square one. This time, however, the council is trying to do a very conscientious job of covering all bases toward a thoughtful proposal. The issue isn't really squeezing additional property tax revenue for the city out of rural areas - if that's all it were about, the public could rightly demand that the discussion be dropped...