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Stories from Thursday, November 2, 2000

OPEN HOUSE FOR D.O.T. (11/02/00)
Also, students from East Elementary had the opportunity to tour the facility. Encountering a massive snowplowing blade are Steven Bartholomew, Erin Schuelke, Lan Huong Brown and Kallie Croker. ...
Linn Grove Dam charge won't count against county's policy (11/02/00)
Last week the board refused to pay a the charge to the insurance provider for the dam, Hartford. The county believed the charge to be a new one, however, after meeting with a representative of Hartford, the county learned the $1,500 charge is the premium the county has always paid...
Sioux Central begins to discuss plans to build new track, football field, auditorium (11/02/00)
The development plan came about recently with the proposal for a new storage shed. "I wanted to make sure that the storage shed would not be in the way of any future plans," Meier said. The small storage shed will be built on the north side of the school building...
INSIDE AND OUT (11/02/00)
The whole $9 million structure will open next summer, with a track, indoor sports courts, and areas for sports practice, intramurals, aerobic and weight-training fitness and more. ...
SERVICE HONORS (11/02/00)
Pictured is Jensen accepting the plaque from supervisors chair Doug Bruns. ...
Hospital to expand (11/02/00)
"Of course we're excited at this point now that we have the architect signed on," said Lyle Rachuy, chair of the BVCH Board of Trustees. "It's exciting getting to work with (the architect) and finalize how everything is going to fit together."...
Elementary honor roll released (11/02/00)
They include the following: Fifth Grade: Nick Bydo, Brittany Corlew, Samantha Hamer, Michael Koth, Thomas McFadden, Cody Nesbitt, Chelsey Petersen, Alex Peterson, Bridget Brugman, Robert Carlson, Jeremiah Davis, Mariah Dines, Aaron Hansen, Kentra Hayworth, Jordan Hinkeldey, Joe Peterson, Zach Ploeger, Scott Radke...
Lakefront clean-up striking a nerve (11/02/00)
"We have a pretty good response so far, but we need a lot more people to volunteer," said Melanie Miller, Director of the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce, which is heading up the project. Several groups have already agreed to take part cleaning up specific areas of beach or lakefront. About five pickup trucks have also been offered so far to haul away the refuse collected...
QUALITY TIME WITH THE GOVENOR (11/02/00)
Amanda's 4-H group, the Maple Valley Motivators, received an award as well for their efforts adopting a highway in Buena Vista County. ...
Goodfellow drive ready to clothe needy children xxxxxxxxx / Page xxx (11/02/00)
"It seems like we have more kids than ever in need," committee member Joan Spooner said this week. "In many cases, we seem to have families coming in from warmer-climate areas, and their children may have no coats or hats and sometimes not even socks. The farm crisis is also putting a damper on things this year. We are seeing people who have been donors to local charitable programs in the past who are going to need help themselves this year."...
Seville Court Townhouses are under construction (11/02/00)
"The project is composed of a five-duplex building with each unit having about 2,500 square feet of finished area," project developer Dave Peterson said. There was an open house held last weekend, where Peterson estimates 225 people came through the building in two days...
Alta junior and senior high school honor roll (11/02/00)
Straight "A" Honor Roll 7th Grade: Anand Hase, Kaylee Hayworth, Liza Lichtenberg, Matthew Paup, Tyler Schultze, Daniel Sievers, Lakin Stevicks, Samantha Titus. 8th Grade: Joel Corlew, Delayne Delbridge, Derek Lietz, Jennifer Mahr, Leah Marshall, Nicholas Nesbitt...
ALTA POLICE NOTES (11/02/00)
On Oct. 16, Thomas Edward Ptack, 18, of Alta, was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance at the intersection of 1st and Main Street. He was processed and booked into the Buena Vista County Jail and was later released pending a court appearance...
COSTUME PARADE (11/02/00)
~Alta elementary students took time out of their day Tuesday for a costume parade. Modeling their costumes from left to right are: Katie Bomgaars, Shanice Johnson, Hillary Glienke and Jordan Henningsen.

Alta Kiwanis donates to Alta Action Team (11/02/00)
Cook said the action team is receiving an Americorps member to be based in Alta full time to serve as a hub and coordinator for the efforts going on to serve the needs of children in the Alta community. "Alta has been asked to contribute $1,500 to the annual living allowance of the member, along with support for the current children's programs and plans for the future," Cook said. "The total goal is $5,000."...
Alta All Town Meeting held (11/02/00)
"This is something that the town has never done before," City Clerk Tom Huseman said. "We're trying to get everyone involved for the good of the community." There were members from many different organizations present. Organizations attending included the city council, school board, industrial board and chamber of commerce as well as many others...
Grandfather's tree inspires Alta teen essay writer vendseu is overall county contest winner (11/02/00)
Svendseu received a first place award among the eighth grade participants and also received the overall county award for his essay. Every seventh and eighth grader in Buena Vista County was given the chance to write a 500-800 word essay on "How I can make a difference in soil and water conservation." There were three winners in each class and two overall winners...
BOARDING HOUSE REACH (11/02/00)
Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. both nights. Pictured, Kevin Kirby plays Mr. Maxwell and has some words with the character Nora McGuire, played by Molly McKenna. ...
GORDON AND DOLORES ABELS ANNIVERSARY (11/02/00)
The event will be held on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1507 E. Lakeshore, Storm Lake. The couple was married Nov. 22, 1950 at Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee by Fr. Louis J. Lynch. Your presence will be their gift. ...
Court cutback has BV officials worried (11/02/00)
There are hospitalization referees in each of the Third Judicial District's 16 counties; they are designated by a judge to determine whether or not a person may require involuntary commitment to a mental health facility. Due to those cutbacks Storm Lake attorney Hugh Perry will no longer serve as the hospitalization referee for Buena Vista County for the remainder of the 2000-2001 fiscal year...
Iowa's Oliver says snub will motivate him (11/02/00)
"Definitely, that's what I feel. I have to go out and prove it. I obviously haven't proved that to the country, and I haven't led my team to where the team needs to be," he said. "Until I do that, I won't get that type of respect." The 5-foot-11 senior has started 89 of 91 games since his freshman year, including all 30 last season when he had to learn a new system under first-year coach Steve Alford...
SL Jamboree pairings set (11/02/00)
The jamborees will feature 10 girls teams in five games on Friday, Nov. 17, and eight boys teams in four games on Saturday, Nov. 25. The girls pairings find Cherokee taking on Odebolt-Arthur at 5:30 p.m., Pocahontas meeting River Valley at 6:15 p.m., South O'Brien playing Battle Creek-Ida Grove at 7 p.m., Galva-Holstein facing Laurens-Marathon at 7:45 p.m., and Storm Lake meeting Wall Lake View-Auburn at 8:30 p.m...
WLVA players head Twin Lakes team (11/02/00)
WLVA, which went a perfect 6-0 in the league and was 22-1 overall, placed Lindsay Kropf, Carin Steinkamp and Kristen Stock on the first team. They were joined by Heather Schleisman of Prairie Valley, Melissa Blessington and Randi Coon of Southern Calhoun, Mindi Stifferan and April VanSickle of Laurens-Marathon, and Nikki Gruber of Pocahontas...
Sixth win should help McCarney's bid for new contract (11/02/00)
McCarney's contract expires at the end of the 2001 season. Leaving a coach with just one year can hurt recruiting, so the university is expected to decide soon whether to extend McCarney's deal or dismiss him. "This is going to be the first activity of our new athletic director," interim president Richard Seagrave said...
Eustachy's contract contains hefty buyout clause (11/02/00)
The 10-year contract Eustachy signed in March includes a clause that would require the Iowa State University Foundation to pay him up to $1.6 million if he were fired because of his team's poor play. The full amount would be due if Eustachy were dismissed before July 1, 2005. The payout would be reduced in each succeeding year, down to $800,000 if Eustachy were fired after July 1, 2009...
G-H one game away from state tourney (11/02/00)
Galva-Holstein, now 34-2-2 overall, will face Council Bluffs St. Albert (25-10-2) in a regional final match tonight in Sloan. The winner advances to the state tournament in Cedar Rapids. "We played with a lot of energy," Galva-Holstein coach Scott Mitchell said. "We played very good defense and kept the ball alive. We did a good job at the net slowing down their offense. We showed some composure in the third game, coming back from a 7-0 deficit."...
BVR racers appear in IMCA national title standings (11/02/00)
The Ames competitor also had the third highest point total in the Dirt Works North Central Region. Blessington notched 15 feature wins and 34 more top five finishes in 62 outings this year and may have to build an addition to his house to accommodate all his awards from 2000...
Sounds of Yesterday on tap (11/02/00)
Wearing the trademark gray and black Beatles suits and half boots, Yesterday began performing "I Saw Her Standing There," the same song the Beatles did on their first performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Each bore a strong resemblance to John, Paul, George and Ringo, from their British accent to the bopping of their mop top...
Young artists honored at reception for outstanding works (11/02/00)
Elementary student works included second graders Christian Andrade, Alfredo Delacruz, Bradley Funk and Stacey Stark. Third grade artists were Bennett Koch and Jeff Updike. Fourth grade works were by Joshua Beach and James Simmons. Fifth grade artists were Jeremy Boese and Daisy Cortez...
New exhibit featured at Witter, artists reception planned (11/02/00)
Leet is a well-known regional artist who has been selected to participate in events and exhibitions at the Witter Gallery in the past. His work has also frequently been selected to appear in the Iowa Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition. Leet uses watercolors to interpret the Midwestern landscape in a slightly impressionistic style. ...
Hard work has paid off for BVCH gift shop volunteers (11/02/00)
The gift shop, which is located through the hospital's main entrance, is open Monday through Friday from 9-4 p.m. It is also open on an occasional Saturday morning. "We spend a lot of hours in here," McCrill said. "Sometimes we're in here for short periods of time and other times we're in here for long periods of time."...
IBP sales top $12 billion for the year, exports grow in Far East, Mexico earnings, total reaches $83.9 million (11/02/00)
Third quarter 2000 net earnings totaled $83.9 million, compared to $96.9 million before a $13.8 million nonrecurring reduction of income tax expense during the same period in 1999. Third quarter sales grew 9 percent to $4.2 billion versus $3.8 billion in 1999. Net sales for the first three quarters totaled $12.2 billion, 15 percent more than the $10.6 billion recorded last year...
Employees earn service awards from Storm Lake Hy-Vee (11/02/00)
At a series of seven banquets held throughout Hy-Vee's operating area, the company paid tribune to employees reaching service milestones ranging from five to 40 years. Employees celebrating service anniversaries receive customized gifts that increase in value as the years of service increase. In addition, their photos are published in a special souvenir book distributed to all 45,000 Hy-Vee associates...
Eugene Wood (11/02/00)
Masonic rites will be conducted by members of Jewell Masonic Lodge Number 309 of Storm Lake. Burial, with full military honors by Amvets Post Number 66, will be in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Wood passed away on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Auburn, following a brief illness...
Elva Wiersma (11/02/00)
Pallbearers were John Plaisance, Timothy Ungerman, Thomas Ungerman, Chris Bowers, Patrick Dodson, Conrad Calsbeck and Dennis Wiersma. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Davis, Mark Prevo, Larry Davis, Todd Waterman, Charlie Vail, Brad Calsbeck, Mike Brown, Keith Hall and Christopher Dodson...
Henry Brisbois (11/02/00)
Pallbearers were Terry Lovett, Todd Brisbois, Robert Lovett, Mike Osweiler, Leon Ohrulund and Devin Brisbois. Honorary bearers were Gilbert Geerdes, Don Hoffman, Ken Marquardt and Mike Steckelberg. Burial was at Rose Hill Memorial Garden in Missouri Valley. Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley was in charge of the arrangements...
Nebraska woman arrested for stealing horses (11/02/00)
On July 5, 2000, the residence at 688 Highway 110 reported an alleged theft or improper disposal of four horses that had been removed in November of 1997, according to B.V. County Deputy Doug Simmons. After several months of investigation the Sheriff's Office learned that the horses were taken from the residence and to Nebraska and were sold...
Two SL men arrested for public intox at local bar (11/02/00)
Police made contact with the subjects prior to a physical altercation occurring. Officers determined both subjects were intoxicated and arrested them for public intoxication. The two subjects were identified as Isidro Ramirez, 19, of Storm Lake; and Noe Barragan-Mendez, 20, also of Storm Lake. They were both booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on $325.00 cash bond ...