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Stories from Thursday, December 7, 2000

FIRE STATION DONATION (12/07/00)
Also, firefighters are selling nameplate bricks that will be used in the construction of the new station. Anyone interested is urged to contact the Rembrandt Fire Department. Pictured above, (front row) Bob Thompson, treasurer of Lutherans in Action 8562, presenting Gary Small, Rembrandt Fire Chief, with the matching funds, along with Duane Olson, district representative of the Lutheran Brotherhood. ...
Speech tradition standing strong in Alta school (12/07/00)
"We have a very big tradition here," Nesbitt said. "The attitude of the kids is really enjoyable. We learn a lot and have a lot of fun." In the past twenty-three years, the Alta Speech Team has always received better than a II rating. They have sent several performers to the All-State contest and received several special recognition honors along the way...
Sankta Lucia Festival of Lights to be held in Cherokee (12/07/00)
Starting at 11:30 a.m. a lovely dinner featuring ethnic Scandinavian dishes prepared by laga mat Holly Olson will be served. The festival celebrates the beginning of the Christmas season in Sweden. The Festival of Lights is in honor of St. Lucia, who according to various legends was a young girl who lived about 300 A.D. and because of her insistence on remaining a loyal Christian had her eyes put out and was executed...
Varenhorsts revise $4m assisted living proposal in hopes of answering neighborhood concerns (12/07/00)
The Varenhorsts are designing, financing and building the facility, which will then be leased to Methodist Manor. At the end of ten years Methodist Manor will take over ownership of the facility. The proposed site is on the west side of Otsego Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets. ...
SL native returns to lead Church of Christ (12/07/00)
"I'm happy to be back," Barber said. "I've always enjoyed this community and it's just a beautiful city with lots of opportunities. With the lake, the parks and the university, it's great to be back." Barber graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1954 and promptly headed for the Army. While in the Army, Barber served as a chaplain assistant, leading him into his ministry profession...
Velez relishes new groundbreaking role (12/07/00)
Randy Persoon, who withdrew from the race last week, received 15 votes. Velez, believed to be the first ethnic minority citizen elected to Storm Lake public office, works as the community liaison for IBP of Storm Lake. "It's a very big responsibility and I intend to do the best to live up to people's expectations and be able to warrant the trust they placed in me by electing me," he said...
Lighting tonight marks high point in Storm Lake's Gateway project (12/07/00)
It also marks one of the Storm Lake business organization's most ambitious fund-raising projects, raising $100,000 from a total of 365 donors of cash and in-kind materials and services. Here's a brief recap of the project, as provided by the chamber's steering committee:...
IBP responds warmly to Tyson offer, as Storm Lake development leaders watch and wait with confidence (12/07/00)
"Local employment is a primary concern, but I have to think that the IBP plant would continue to be open even if there would be a new owner. The Storm Lake facility has always been touted by IBP as the most efficient in their entire company, and $17 million has recently been invested into expanding the plant. ...
Wendelsdorf: 'confession is a gory lie' (12/07/00)
Jesse Wendelsdorf denied killing 2-year-old Shelby Duis, testifying Wednesday in Algona that he told his girlfriend about beating the child to give her "a high off of hearing the gory stories." Wendelsdorf - the live-in boyfriend of Shelby's mother, Heidi Watkins, at the time of the toddler's death - adamantly denied killing the toddler despite the claim by Watkins' attorney that he had confessed to Storm Lake businesswoman Julie Ballantini...
Addie's Place welcomes the Christmas season (12/07/00)
Aronson will begin hosting the holiday parties today and will continue hosting until the 21st of December. "I have at least one event every day from here on out," Paula said. "Some days I will have two or three parties, to cater." Aronson, who has people already making reservations for next year's Christmas parties said she'll handle the majority of the work on her own...
Booster Club to host soup supper (12/07/00)
The Booster Club will be serving chicken noodle soup, vegetable soup, chili, bars, canned pop and bottled water from 5:15-6:30 p.m. Cost is $3.00 with refills on soup costing $1.00. The newly equipped weight rooms will be open prior to the start of the varsity basketball game for everyone to view. ...
Land, pool and crows top Alta city council meeting (12/07/00)
Eaton told the council that the industrial board is in the process of negotiating a deal to purchase 30 acres of land north of Alta. The industrial board is hoping to purchase the land and then use it for industrial development. Eaton said he wanted the city to be aware of the negotiations because if the land can be bought, the city will become involved in getting the road paved, as well as getting water and sewer to the site...
Alta Elementary music concert will benefit 'Friends of Frosty' (12/07/00)
Preparing for the concert, the students' excited voices fill the music room each and every afternoon. The music ranges from the traditional carols to character-building songs and the premiere of their new "boomwackers." The highlight of the concert will be the grand finale, combining all of their voices to make a statement for those who may not have what they need...
Flu clinics scheduled in SL for high risk people (12/07/00)
Hours for the clinic will be from 9 a.m. until noon and 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday. This clinic will be held for high risk people only. This includes people 65 years of age and older; the chronically ill, pregnant women in the second and third trimester of pregnancy, adults with asthma, renal dysfunction, anyone receiving chemotherapy and caregivers of high risk persons. ...
Lunch 'n Such set at Witter (12/07/00)
This month the menu will include a delicious chicken casserole, rolls, salads, relishes and holiday cookies. Musical entertainment will be provided by Candy Clough on the piano. In addition to great food, fine music and excellent company, guests will have the opportunity to view the Witter Gallery's special Holiday Biennial Exhibition, featuring 28 regional artists. ...
Shared Housing Project featured on 'Living in Iowa' (12/07/00)
Living In Iowa travels this week to Iowa City to explore a program that matches older Iowans not ready to leave their homes with young tenants who, in exchange for rents lower than typical Iowa City apartments, provide these older Iowans companionship and assistance with basic household chores...
SL forum finds support for lake effort, if not a lake taxing district (12/07/00)
Plans for the dredging project were discussed, but a major focus of the meeting was to examine the possibility of local fundraising to support further lake dredging and watershed improvements. Steve Roth, president of the Lake Preservation Association (LPA), gave an update on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources dredging project. ...
LEIGH ANN AND JEREMY LONG WEDDING (12/07/00)
Parents of the couple are Thomas and Doris Rice, Storm Lake and Roger and Mary Long of Algona. Honored guests were the bride's grandmother Flora Rice of Storm Lake and the groom's grandmother Talora Nelson of Buffalo Center. Attending the guest book was Michelle Pezley, friend of the bride. Gift bearers were Ashley Beaird, niece of the bride, Bryan Beaird and Steve Johnston, brothers-in-law of the bride...
SL girls stumble to Cherokee, 47-39 (12/07/00)
Storm Lake led 11-9 after the first quarter, but trailed 17-15 at the half. It was 32-25 Braves entering the fourth period of play. Malay Bouaphakeo added eight points for Storm Lake, now 0-3 overall. Billie Blanchard cleared eight rebounds, while Frederiksen and Overturf each had seven. Storm Lake committed 27 turnovers in the game...
No.2 N-F upset by Knights, 60-51 - GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP (12/07/00)
Pomeroy-Palmer led 20-16 after the first quarter and were ahead 38-32 at halftime, but the Mustangs pulled to within 48-47 by the end of the third quarter. It was 50-50 with 3 minutes remaining when the Knights went on a 6-1 spurt to take a 56-51 lead with 1 minute to play...
No.1 N-F upset by No. 4 Knights - BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP (12/07/00)
Aurelia 66, SL St. Mary's 46 Tim Jones, Tadd Suhr and John Bentsen all scored 10 points apiece to help Aurelia to a win over Storm Lake St. Mary's in Northwest Conference play Tuesday night. St. Mary's led 13-7 after the first quarter, but Aurelia took a 27-26 halftime lead. It was 45-34 Bulldogs entering the fourth quarter...
BV women handle Upper Iowa, 70-65 (12/07/00)
Buena Vista had to rally in the final 8 minutes of the game to win. "I just thought we had some real good composure," Buena Vista coach Janet Berry said. "We were down nine points with 8 minutes to go. We just never panicked. We had some good offensive possessions. We only had nine turnovers, so we had really good possessions."...
Buena Vista stays perfect by drubbing Upper Iowa (12/07/00)
The Beavers shot 65 percent in the first half to take a 50-32 lead at the break. Buena Vista shot 58 percent in the second half to outscore the Peacocks 49-35 in the final 20 minutes. Buena Vista, now 5-0 overall, was 35 of 57 shooting for 61 percent. Upper Iowa was 27 of 63 from the field for 43 percent...
SL attorneys honored in 50th year (12/07/00)
Diehl and her late husband Robert opened a law office in Albert City in June, 1950. She continues to practice in both Albert City and Storm Lake with her partners. Prichard, a Storm Lake native, studied law after serving in the Navy. In 1957, Prichard joined the law firm of Z.Z. White and Don C. White in Storm Lake. Prichard continues to practice law in Storm Lake. ...
Business, computer courses to be offered (12/07/00)
Accounting Essentials will be held for 15 consecutive Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 18. Accounting I will be held for 15 consecutive Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. beginning Jan. 17. Micro Economics will be held for 15 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 17...
ACES brings CPO of corporation to BVU (12/07/00)
A native of Uganda who is of Indian descent, Radia received a B.S. degree in accounting with distinction from Iowa State University. After 25 years at KPMG, Radia was named chief financial officer of the Meredith Corporation on March 1, 2000. Meredith is a diversified media and marketing company with business centering on magazine and book publishing, including Better Homes and Gardens and Ladies' Home Journal...
SLADC assistant promoted to post (12/07/00)
"We're very sorry to see Ginny leave, but look forward to working with her as North Central Iowa's Economic Development efforts will be enhanced by her leadership," said Jim Gossett, executive director of SLADC. Wright has been the administrative assistant as SLADC for two years. "I am looking forward to working with the various communities in Pocahontas County and guiding their economic development recruiting efforts," said Wright. ...
Five local BVU students to participate in January interim (12/07/00)
While there, they will engage in a comparison of the indigenous cultures and the effects of westernization in these areas. The trip will include visits to the Mayan ruins and Lake Lago De Atitlan, an area of Guatemala virtually untouched by western culture. Gregory Morris, assistant professor of sociology will accompany the students on the trip...
Anne Nielsen (12/07/00)
Ms. Nielsen passed away Sunday, Dec. 3 at her home in Storm Lake. Anne Grace, the daughter of Paul C. and Murial (Grace) Maxwell, was born March 1, 1939 in Washington, D.C. She received her education at St. Patrick's Business High School in Washington, D.C., graduating with honors in 1957...
Arthur R. Fells, Jr. (12/07/00)
Arthur R., the son of Arthur and Beatrice (Chandos) Fells, was born April 4, 1934 in Chicago, Ill. He graduated from high school in Bellflower, Calif. in 1952. In September of 1953 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served for eight years in Korea as a demolitions expert. ...
POLICE & SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (12/07/00)
ACCIDENTS At 12:30 p.m. Friday, an accident occurred in the 800 block of West 4th Street. A 1994 Chevy, driven Nathan Stuck, 20, Sioux City, was westbound on West 4th Street and slid past a driveway and struck a cable box owned by Heritage Communications, Fort Dodge. Damage was estimated at none to the Stuck vehicle and $250 to the cable box...
SL man arrested after filing false injury report (12/07/00)
The subject, Jason Parker, 20, of Storm Lake, stated a person had stolen his bicycle. After he chased the person down, a physical fight occurred and he was able to retrieve his bike but injured his hand in the altercation. Police believed that Parker's injuries were not consistent with his story and determined that Parker was not telling the truth. ...