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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Stories from Monday, November 20, 2000

SL Chamber survey results highlight the potential for community projects in 2001 and beyond (11/20/00)
Other comments were to support community center efforts as as a new and needed attraction; work with land and business owners for clean up; promote new industry; clean-up the area beyond the new lighthouse; oppose negative press received outside of Storm Lake; get retailers to share in promotions; restore the old water pump station in Storm Lake possibly as a boathouse, rowing club, etc.; bring in more big name businesses, more lake promotion, work on the need for a bed and breakfast; continue clean up efforts on the community entrance areas. ...
Community Thanksgiving dinner planned for Sioux Rapids (11/20/00)
Reservations are necessary and need to be made by Monday, Nov. 20 and may be made by calling the church office at 283-2519 and leaving a message or Deb Roberts at 283-2021. Carry-out dinners are also available and everyone is welcome to attend. ...
PPA pulled from area shelves - Health hazard suspected (11/20/00)
On Nov. 6, the FDA announced that it is taking steps to formally ban PPA, but in the meantime has written drug manufacturers asking them voluntarily to immediately quit selling products containing PPA. David Schlictemeier, a pharmacist for White Drug in Spencer, said that they have received a number of bulletins from drug manufacturers that have recommended that these drugs be pulled from the shelves, although the store has not received anything officially from the FDA yet...
HEART PAROLE BOARD (11/20/00)
Pictured with the award are, (sitting) Julie Smith and Judy Ploeger, (middle row) Linda Wededo-Jochims, Deb Reierson, and Mary Wiltse and (back row) Dale Carver and Al White. Not pictured were: Mike Bungert, Ron Lahr and Hector Velez. ...
The Art of Nostalgia (11/20/00)
The strongest trend in art sales locally is nostalgia. Don't think of it as a framed painting or print, Storm Lake art dealer Terry Haakinson says, think of it as a window on a simpler place and time. "A big part of what is popular here today is nostalgic - P. ...
Dances With Buffalo: The thrill of the hunt (11/20/00)
An avid sportsman, Magnussen has been big game hunting in several parts of the U.S. and outside the country, including tracking antelope in Wyoming, elk in Colorado, bear in Canada, mule deer in Wyoming and havelina in Arizona. When he read about the buffalo hunts at the ranch in South Dakota in a magazine, he knew this was something he wanted to do...
'Motor voter' computer glitch held up votes in BV, statewide (11/20/00)
A survey of 99 county auditors showed that in almost every county, some Iowans who thought they had registered when renewing their license went to a polling site only to find their names missing. In Buena Vista County, 44 ballots were originally considered to be challenged. After study, 20 of those were accepted and counted. They did not change the outcome of any races, according to the Buena Vista County Commissioner of Elections Karen Strawn...
Center plan emerging (11/20/00)
The proposal for a multi-million-dollar Storm Lake Diversity Community Center is all about networking - to be exact, the way various cultures have come together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to form a complete community. Networking will be required to turn the concept into brick and mortar, too, organizers say...
PAROLED FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR (11/20/00)
The Buena Vista County effort was also honored as the top fundraising effort of its kind in northwest Iowa. See today's Health pages for more. ...
Telecom project may aid economic development in Storm Lake (11/20/00)
"There are very few communities Storm Lake's size in the state or the nation for that matter that have competing telecommunications companies with separate systems in their towns. In fact, there are very few cities of any size that can boast that," said Marshall Damgaard, a spokesman for McLeod USA. ...
Alta Chiropractic Clinic pays thanks (11/20/00)
During Hill's patient appreciation day celebration, he allowed patients to pay for their visit with food items that will then be donated to the Lord's Cupboard. There was food available for all to enjoy as well as flowers for the ladies and balloons for the kids...
Study committee, yearbook and new transportation top school board meeting (11/20/00)
The committee will look at spacing needs within the school as well as other topics of concern within the district that deal with the facilities. The board is hoping to get a variety of people involved who are willing to share their comments and concerns...
Elementary kids get DARE educated (11/20/00)
The DARE program is taught by a uniformed law enforcement officer. The reason behind this is that students know that a law enforcement officer deals with the affects of drugs and alcohol on a daily basis, and the uniform helps to reinforce that. Alta's DARE officer is Mike Anderson and he's excited to begin the program in the Alta school system today...
Community Thanksgiving Service set for Alta churches (11/20/00)
Churches participating in the service are the Presbyterian Church, Alta Church of Christ, United Methodist Church and Trinity Lutheran Church. Everyone in the community is invited to attend this special service of thanks! ...
Tis' the season for holiday decorating (11/20/00)
Peterson, who owns the Garden Gate in Alta, has put her home of this year's Tour of Homes to be held in Alta on Dec. 3. The Alta Chamber of Commerce organizes this popular winter event. "I have a time limit this year and I figured I should get started or I'm not going to make it," Peterson said. "I really enjoy decorating for the holidays when I have the time."...
Grandma Nelson's Pantry opens it's doors (11/20/00)
Reyhons is the new owner of Grandma Nelson's Pantry in Alta. The new restaurant, which opened on Tuesday, is located in the old Parkway Drive building on the east side of town. Grandma Nelson's Pantry will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Reyhons said she will be closed on Mondays and might possibly be open on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., depending on how things go...
GERALD AND VERA WOOD ANNIVERSARY (11/20/00)
Gerald Wood and Vera Birch were married Dec. 10, 1950 at the Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Their children are Bill and Barbara Wood of Galva and Marlys Wood of Early. They have three grandchildren Eric, Kevin and Kelly Wood and one great-granddaughter, Julie Ann...
JUDY ERLANDSON AND NATHAN JONES ENGAGED (11/20/00)
The bride-elect is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in early childhood education. She currently teaches preschool with the Lewis Central School District in Council Bluffs. The groom-elect is also a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in English. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in creative writing...
A donation for the holidays and Storm Lake's Area Hospice (11/20/00)
Hospice provides comfort and compassion to terminally ill individuals and their families. Your donation will be sued to help provide Hospice care in your community. Your gift entitles you to a bell ornament which will be displayed at the Buena Vista County Hospital during the holiday season...
Blindness stirs woman to form area support group (11/20/00)
"I am glad I came here when I did, so I had time to get used to it. It would have been much harder if I had never seen it," McCown said. She was told less than two years ago that she had a damaged optic nerve. McCown is now legally totally blind. "But I can still see just outlines. I can tell dark from light and shadows but there is not color there at all, just black and white...
Horses in miniature (11/20/00)
"My dad never did buy me a pony so in 1946, I bought my own saddle horse all on my own," Diercks said. "I've had a horse ever since." Diercks began raising miniature horses in 1986 when she and her late husband Jack purchased their first stallion. Diercks said the miniatures seemed to be a little less work for them than the large horses...
Plain offense takes No. 1 Aplington-Parkersburga long way (11/20/00)
"If you scout us, it's just going to be the same thing," running back Taylor Schrage said. "It's just a matter of stopping us or not. Once we get momentum, it's hard to stop," No one has stopped them this season. The top-ranked Panthers are 12-0 and played No. 2 Southern Calhoun in the Class 1A state championship game at the UNI-Dome on Friday...
BV women's swimmers set 3 school records (11/20/00)
The 200 medley relay team of Courtney Pederson, Becker, Amy Brown and Tiffany Dux finished first in a new-record time of 2:01.81. Lydia Van Horn won the 1000 freestyle by swimming a time of 12:25.73. Brown claimed the 100 breast stroke in 1:15.59, while the 400 freestyle relay team of Van Horn, Deena Storey, Lindsy Arrowood and Dux finished first in a time of 4:26.24...
SM girls feature more depth (11/20/00)
St. Mary's, which finished 3-19 a year ago, returns three starters in forwards Jill Kestel and Megan Kestel, and guard Peggy Ploeger. They averaged 7.9, 8.2 and 5.0 points a game, respectively. Jen Petersen, Bri Barber, Angie Laven, Kassie Drey and Steph Raulie will be top prospects to contribute...
Storm Lake wrestlers return strong nucleus (11/20/00)
Also back are district qualifiers Nick Wiley at 112, Matt Gervais at 135 and Matt Nitchals at 215. Dylan Wagener, Austin Brown, Jared Ponsor and Al Keller also return at 125, 140, 152 and 160 pounds, respectively. Brian Beal, Brandon Berkland, Kris Hoeppner, Pete Harder, Tyler Nichols and Matt Dose will all be top prospects to replace the four lost starters...
Girl Power! (11/20/00)
Loud music, the smell of sweat - and her role as often the only girl in a crowd of power-lifting males - is what motivates Nickie Lussman when she walks into the Storm Lake High School weight room. The Storm Lake senior, who stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 134 pounds, has proven able to put more weights on the bar than many of the guys in the school...
BVU Concert Choir to present first performance of the year (11/20/00)
The choir will be presenting Mack Wilberg's Jubilate Deo from Tres Cantus Laudenti with brass choir; Mozart's Regina Coeli featuring Deanna Larson as piano accompanist; and portions of Handel's Messiah with strings and several Christmas season arrangements...
SL Music Boosters seeking members for Crescendo Club (11/20/00)
All proceeds are used to supplement the music arts in grades K-12 in the Storm Lake Community Schools. The Crescendo Club grew substantially in 2000 to nearly 125 individual and business members. The 2001 membership campaign began with a mailing to 450 special supporters of music education in the Storm Lake schools Each dollar donated enhances the musical experience of students at all grade levels in band, orchestra and vocal music...
Santa's Secret Workshop to open soon (11/20/00)
This event is a fundraiser for North School and some of the profits will be shared with each of the elementary schools. Alta church to host soup and pie supper The Alta United Methodist Church will be having their annual soup and pie supper on Sunday, Nov. 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. ...
Downtown Christmas festivities approaching (11/20/00)
The Christmas Parade, "Light Your Holiday Dreams" will begin at 6 p.m. and enjoy the businesses, clubs and organizations as they present their creative holiday floats. Take a stroll of downtown Storm Lake and enjoy all the sights and sounds of Christmas, including live window scenes in the store fronts of the businesses. ...
Internationally-known Algona nativity scene opens for Christmas (11/20/00)
The designer and originator was Eduard Kaib, an architect by profession and a non-commissioned officer of the German Army. Kaib and five of his fellow prisoners built the scene and paid for all the materials themselves. The scene is half life size composed of 60 figures built of concrete on a wire frame and finished in a molding plaster. ...
Evelyn Miller (11/20/00)
Burial will be Storm Lake Cemetery. Fratzke Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Evelyn, the daughter of Harry and Cora (Chase) Renshaw, was born July 30, 1910 in South Dakota. She grew up in Storm Lake and attended school here. On Feb. 21, 1932, she was united in marriage to William Harrison Miller in Storm Lake. She and her husband farmed and later, she managed the Gran Apartments in Storm Lake...
Margery Mason (11/20/00)
A family graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mrs. Mason's grandsons: Bryon, Matt and Todd Mason, Matt Peters, Greg Christy and Scott Collignon. Friends may call at the Fratzke Funeral Home in Storm Lake anytime on Monday, and the family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m...
Harriett Kaufman (11/20/00)
She married Elwood (Jack) Kaufman and to this union, two sons were born, Kevin and William. Mrs. Kaufman has made her home in the Tacoma, Wash. area since 1980. She was preceded in death by her mother and father. Mrs. Kaufman is survived by her husband, Jack; two sons: Kevin and William; two sisters: Loretta and her husband Terry Ladd and Roselyn Hadenfeldt, both of Venice, Fla.; and two nieces Diane and Kristine. ...
JoAnn Swanson (11/20/00)
Burial was in Little Sioux Valley Cemetery in rural Rembrandt. Fratzke Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Swanson passed away Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Redding Medical Center. JoAnn, the daughter of Gerhard Olai and Vira (Spiegelberg) Fosmark, was born Aug. 31, 1937 in Rembrandt. She graduated from Rembrandt High School and attended Iowa State University in Ames, graduating from college in 1959...
Shirley Mathews (11/20/00)
Casketbearers are Tom Mathews, Gary Mathews, Shane Perez, Fred Perez, Allan Muesburger and George Mathews. Burial will be at Buena Vista Memorial Park in Storm Lake. The Ohde Funeral Home of Manning is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Mathews passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning...
Special traffic enforcement program to promote safe holiday weekend (11/20/00)
Law enforcement agencies in the state have been asked to participate in a coordinated Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) to make this a safe holiday weekend. They will be "stepping" up enforcement. Seeing them on the road should reinforce your feelings that - no matter the distance - they are making the roads safer for you and your loved ones. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR (11/20/00)
Also, we want to thank the faculty and students for volunteering to donate and helping to save lives in the area hospitals served by the Siouxland Community Blood Bank. SSB is the sole supplier of blood products to Buena Vista County Hospital. With the number of units collected, over 108 lives will be saved. Thank you to everyone who volunteers to donate everyday in the Siouxland area with the Siouxland Community Blood Bank...
PILOT EDITORIAL: Word to the winner (11/20/00)
The other might win by skillful manipulation of recounting and courts, but know that he was not chosen by the geographic bulk of the nation he represents. Either will have to live for four years with the fact that they couldn't gain the confidence of even...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR (11/20/00)
It shows the quality of the reporter as one who brings only half the facts or only what he believes the people of Storm Lake need to know. Because Mr. Cullen seems to have a knack of using his instrument of the paper to be so boldly biased and opinionated, I am thankful that Storm Lake has two publications. My circle of friends and family refer to this reporter's paper as tabloid and the other Storm Lake publication as a Newspaper...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR (11/20/00)
The clinic would not only draw women from around this area to utilize this service, but will also encourage those women that already go out of town to stay in town. Also, when seeking specialized care, one has to take time off of work and when we have to go out of town in most cases would take the entire day. I feel the clinic would not replace the care we receive from our regular physician, but would be a wonderful addition to the new great care we already receive...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR (11/20/00)
Low water level made the work much easier but the problem of littering remains. Some of the tires pulled out could have been accidental. They are commonly used on dock posts as boat bumpers. But there is no excuse for the collection of junk-cans, bottles and worn out appliances...