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Stories from Thursday, November 9, 2000

GOOD NEIGHBORS (11/09/00)
The Widman family wishes to thank John Massop, Lynn Jesse, Rich Langner, Bill Lange, Don Jackson and Bryan Carlson (not pictured). "Since Gary's illness, we have found out what great people live in the Storm Lake area, and how giving they are," Karen Widman said. Gary is undergoing chemotherapy treatments and doing well, the family reports. ...
Candlelight remembrance set (11/09/00)
Individuals from Carroll, Sac, Ida, Crawford, Buena Vista and Cherokee Counties are all invited to participate. The afternoon will be filled with touching poems and songs dedicated to care givers and care receivers. The ceremony will conclude by giving attendees the opportunities to light a candle in honor or memory of loved ones and friends who are, or have been, touched by Alzheimer's disease...
Hunger Banquet serves message (11/09/00)
The Hunger Banquet will feature guest speaker Joan Spooner from the Upper Des Moines Opportunity staff. Spooner will share how hunger affects the community and how everyone can help fight hunger. Banquet guests are randomly selected for different meals - some eat nothing, while others are treated to a feast. ...
Latham wins, Palecek glad he 'gave it a shot' (11/09/00)
In Buena Vista County Latham won with 6,396 votes or about 70 percent of the vote. Palecek had 2,100 votes or about 27 percent of the vote. Ben Olson, Libertarian Party candidate, had 107 votes or a little over 1 percent, and Ray Holtorf who was nominated by petition had 71 votes or less than 1 percent...
SL man wins first Iowa Latino leader honor (11/09/00)
The purpose of the awards, sponsored by the Governor's Commission on Latino Affairs, was to recognize and honor the contributions of individuals and organizations that have made a lasting impact on Latino communities in Iowa. The Commission sent out hundreds of letters to community leaders across Iowa requesting nominations for this prestigious award. ...
Too close to call! (11/09/00)
It had all of the elements of a good thriller - suspense, intrigue, controversy, surprise. However, this wasn't a new book on the best-seller list or the latest Hollywood flick. It was the election of the 43rd president of the United States, holding Storm Lakers spellbound as it did voters nationwide as results unfolded Tuesday night and into Wednesday...
Goodman takes one step at a time (11/09/00)
Nick Goodman is taking one step at a time and is amazing his family and his therapists with his motivation to learn all over again the things that are all too often taken for granted in everyday life. Nick is the son of Bonnie Goodman, and was seriously injured in a car accident that took the life of Ricky Stevens and left two others seriously injured. Nick was hospitalized at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City with several broken bones and severe brain trauma...
Painting the great outdoors (11/09/00)
The Alta graduate said he's enjoyed painting as long as he can remember and is looking forward to displaying his paintings during Alta's holiday open house and craft bazaar this Saturday, Nov. 11. The bazaar will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Alta Community Building. Gustafson will be one of the many displayers to visit...
Flu season tips from the school nurse (11/09/00)
But rest assure you can do something about it! Two great things we can do to scare away a cold or flue is to wash our hands more often and get a flu shot. You may be wondering if you'll be able to receive a flu shot this year based on what's been reported so far. ...
SHOW ME THE MONEY (11/09/00)
The second grade students were joined by fifth grade students, who helped them keep track of their money. Every student went home with at least one item. ...
Vocal music highlights (11/09/00)
David Gregg has attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as a member of the 2000 All-State Chorus. The 2000 Festival will celebrate the 54th anniversary of this prestigious event. District Auditions for the 277 piece All-State Band, 190 piece All-State Orchestra and 600 voice All-State Chorus were held Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Storm Lake, Mapton, Oelwein, Atlantic, Indianola and Washington...
Alta welcomes new Superintendent (11/09/00)
In addition to that, elementary principal Maxine Lampe and high school principal Ron Mueller will discuss "Measuring What Counts" about the various types of standardized tests that are used by the district. Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, benchmark testing and alternative testing will be discussed. The recent Alta school district "Report Card" will also be reviewed. All parents and community members are invited to attend...
JOHN CRAMER AND GINA MANISCALCO ENGAGEMENT (11/09/00)
The bride-to-be is a 1994 graduate of Boone High School and a 1999 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa. She is currently teaching English at St. Mary's Middle School in Storm Lake. The groom-to-be is a 1995 Boone High School graduate and is currently studying at Buena Vista University and working at Fareway Stores, Inc. in Storm Lake...
JODI AND LEE BIRCH WEDDING (11/09/00)
Parents of the couple are Earl and Joyce Nielsen of Alta and Jim and Laurie Birch of Dubuque. The matron of honor was Michelle Bequeaith of Ankeny, friend of the bride. The best man was Chris Birch, brother of the groom from Marshalltown. The brothers of the bride, Jeff and Jon Nielsen, were the ushers...
FESTIVAL OF TREES DONATIONS (11/09/00)
The following businesses have donated their time, talent and money in decorating the Christmas trees and wreaths to be raffled at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Storm Lake. Six-foot trees: Hoffman's Flower and Candle Shop, Fareway, Buena Vista County Hospital Gift Shop and Hy-Vee...
Taste test on red, green ketchup helps promote 'Jammin' With JAG' (11/09/00)
This activity is promoting the upcoming "Jammin' With JAG," a radio program produced by and for students to be aired Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. over KAYL. Included in the program will be interviews with local businesses promoting popular products and available jobs, commercials from a variety of local businesses, the Top Ten Hit List from SLHS and trivia questions with prizes for correct answers. ...
Hot fireplace ashes result in garage fire (11/09/00)
Flames were located in the garage by members of the fire department; they extinguished the fire prior to it spreading from the area it originated in. Initial investigations indicate the cause of the fire was the placement of hot fireplace ashes into a plastic garbage can located in the garage. There was moderate heat and smoke damage to the garage and the house...
Tree of Life ceremony approaching (11/09/00)
In September, a new hospice tree was donated by the family of Evelyn Harris. Once again, strands of lights will be placed on the tree and everyone is encouraged to bring an ornament in memory of a loved one. Following the brief ceremony, cider, coffee and treats will be served. Anyone who would like to remember a loved one is welcome to come...
Wild turkey chapter planned for BV, Cherokee counties (11/09/00)
The purpose of the meeting is to organize a NWTF chapter that will hold a local fundraising membership banquet. Funds raised by this chapter will be utilized for wild turkey conservation projects throughout Iowa and the nation. Everyone with an interest in the conservation of wild turkeys is encouraged to attend. The meeting is open to the public at no cost...
West Lyon winning streak ends in playoffs (11/09/00)
No. 2 Southern Calhoun beat third-ranked West Lyon 36-14 Monday night in the quarterfinals of the Class 1A playoffs, ending the Wildcats' winning streak at 34 games. West Lyon won the last two Class 2A titles and had not lost since the second game of the 1998 season...
Pairings released for SL Jamboree (11/09/00)
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...
McCarney pushes for indoor practice facility (11/09/00)
"You don't need one in Florida or Texas. It's not a necessity," McCarney said. "Here in Iowa, you better have one if you're going to play football. ''That's something that's high on my list. Believe me, real high." The football team can practice in the Lied Recreation Center, and while it's better than nothing, it's less than ideal. The building has only 60 yards of turf and McCarney said there are so many hazards it's too dangerous to have a full-scale workout in pads...
G-H players head Class A all-district football list (11/09/00)
The first team offense includes ends Dustin Thompson of Pomeroy-Palmer, Trent Jensen and Justin Still of River Valley, and Tim DeBoer of Remsen-Union; linemen Travis Flink of Alta, Jason Meusburger of Schaller-Crestland, Jesse Staab of Remsen-Union, Greg Mayton of Pomeroy-Palmer and Zane Forbes of River Valley; quarterbacks Adam Wellington of Sac City, Shawn Parker of Remsen-Union and Kellen Ludvigson of River Valley; running backs Kelly Rydberg of Schaller-Crestland, Kevin Krausman and Alex Poppen of Pomeroy-Palmer, John Witt of Newell-Fonda and Jon Nielsen of Alta; and kicker Ludvigson.. ...
MR. PERFECT (11/09/00)
The perfect game was the first ever for Spooner, who has been bowling for 13 years. The previous best score for Spooner, a 2000 graduate of Storm Lake High School, was a 267. ...
DECA cards on sale (11/09/00)
DECA cards are only $15 and make great gifts for stocking stuffers, teachers, Sunday School teachers, secret pals, grab bags and for yourself. To purchase a card, please call Julie Schultze at Storm Lake Senior High at 732-8065. ...
Paintings to be exhibited at BVU (11/09/00)
Chesterman's work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest in many one-person as well as competitive shows. She has won numerous awards for painting and has been represented in many collections. Influenced by the Abstract Expressionism movement of the 1950s, Chesterman pursues discovery through the process of painting. ...
BVU music dept. readies for concert (11/09/00)
The dinner will feature seven courses of divine cuisine, highlighted with seasonal carols merriment and humorous dialogue. The event is hosted by the BVU Vista Singers, directed by Paula Keeler and assisted by LaVonne Hoffman. The entertainment will be spiced with performances by many individual BVU solo performers, brass, string quartet and several musical surprises from the Renaissance period of music history...
Remembering Astaire & 'the Roof' (11/09/00)
There are many legends and myths about the Iowa Great Lakes and let it be stated that I am neither a spoiler nor one to try and discourage them. The other evening I was asked what I knew about a human skeleton that was found in a hollow tree many years ago. I had never heard of that story so I asked the gentleman what he had heard. He replied that his recollection of the story was that it was the remains of an old trapper who had hid in the trees to escape the Indians. Fact or fiction?...
Santa's Castle magic opens Thanksgiving (11/09/00)
Admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children 10 and under. Pictures with Santa will be $2.00 and there will also be ornaments and sweatshirts available for purchase. Don't miss Storm Lake's holiday tradition at Santa's Castle. ...
DANCING HONORS (11/09/00)
She competed with 265 dancers at the Iowa State Drill Team Association outstanding dancer competition Nov. 4 and earned medals for a Division I excellence rating and as a top-ten finalist among small-school dancers. ...
Donate-A-Phone program aids domestic violence victims (11/09/00)
The Donate-A-Phone program is designed to collect wireless phones for domestic violence victims. The phones are used in the CALL to PROTECT program. The CALL to PROTECT refurbishes the donated phones and provides them to domestic violence prevention agencies. The agencies then loan the phones out to their clients for use in emergency situations. Many CALL to PROTECT phones are currently being used throughout Midwest Wireless' service area...
New restaurant and sports bar open in Schaller (11/09/00)
The two couples decided to take on the roles of running the business when they heard the restaurant, previously owned by Barb Lindgren, was going to be sold. "We looked at it as something new and as a new adventure for us," Jennifer said. "We thought the community needed a restaurant and began doing a lot of remodeling when we took it over."...
ISU professors to survey entrepreneurs in BV, Carroll counties (11/09/00)
Questionnaires will be mailed in November to anyone who has started a new business venture in the two counties within the past five years. The Iowa State professors conducting the survey are Peter F. Korsching, College of Agriculture and J. David Hunger and Howard Van Auken, both of the College of Business...
Social Security increase announced (11/09/00)
"Today's news tells us that inflation continues to be low which is certainly good news for everyone living on a fixed income," said Commissioner Kenneth S. Apfel. "Inflation is one of the worst enemies of the elderly. The past eight years, which have seen low inflation rates and a strong economy, have been particularly good for the elderly."...
Philip Thornton (11/09/00)
Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. and a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Pallbearers are Mr. Thornton's grandchildren Michael P. Thornton, Lynne (Thornton) Sasmazer, Philip Charles Thornton, Jeffrey Thornton, Joel Thornton, Jay Thornton, Jennifer Thornton-Kolbe, Patrick A. Turner, Megan (Turner) Ginsberg and Todd T. Turner...
POLICE & SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (11/09/00)
ACCIDENTS On Nov. 3, sometime after 10 p.m., a hit and run accident occurred at 1014 N. Erie Street. A 1991 Cadillac, owned by Adeline Sanchez, 1014 N. Erie Street, Storm Lake, was parked in front of her residence when it was struck by an unknown vehicle which left the scene. Damage to the Sanchez vehicle was estimated at $950...