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Stories from Thursday, December 14, 2000

TREACHEROUS ICE (12/14/00)
There were no injuries. The snowmobile had been traveling parallel to the jetty when the sled broke through the ice and was submerged under four feet of water. The driver hopped off and made it to shore on another snowmobile traveling with him. The snowmobile was removed from the lake yesterday morning. The sheriff's department warns that the lake is not completely frozen and there are still open spots of water on the lake. ...
Study for assisted living facility in AC (12/14/00)
"We want to test the waters here," Behrens said. "(The feasibility study) is going to evaluate this thing and make sure if we go ahead it's viable." While Albert City already hosts the Pleasant View Nursing Home, Behrens said many people expressed an interest in assisted living at a community meeting last fall...
City revenue up 11 percent to $9.2m, but cost also rises (12/14/00)
Revenues totaled $9,222,863 for the year ended June 20, 2000, an 11 percent increase from 1999. The revenues included $2,109,391 in property tax, $662,786 in local option sales tax, $1,012,564 from the state, $133,042 from the federal government, $476,140 in interest on investments and $760,300 in bond proceeds...
Newell-Fonda School District goes wireless (12/14/00)
"The board approved a fairly major upgrade on our wireless system that allows us to give Internet and e-mail access to the building in Fonda," said Superintendent Merle Boerner. The need for a wireless network arises from the fact that the district receives its Internet access through the ICN. However, the ICN is only installed to the high school in any district...
Teens take silent stand against drunk driving (12/14/00)
The two Storm Lake juniors created a pantomime performance entitled, "Rose in a Thorn" for their speech contest, where they received a I rating. They then took their act to a Thespian State Convention, where they earned second place. Local police officer Pete Erickson, who heads the D.A.R.E. ...
Trial for '99 murder sees more delays (12/14/00)
Zarate, who will be tried as an adult, is accused of the May 2, 1999, stabbing death of Jorge Ramos, 47. Isaac Cruz, 15, was also charged with murder, but during a plea agreement hearing Monday afternoon pled guilty to a lesser charge of second-degree burglary in exchange for testimony against Zarate...
HO, HO, HEAVY! (12/14/00)
In that post office alone, 18,000 Christmas stamps have been sold, with Sunday truck routes and weekend drop-box pickups added to help with the load. Monday is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year, and December 20 is traditionally the heaviest day for delivery of packages. If that weren't challenge enough, the local post offices must also gear up for an increase in the price of postage for the new year. ...
3 area districts form Regional High School (12/14/00)
"Consolidating these schools is not the intent. It's almost just the opposite," Sioux Central Superintendent Bonnie Meier told the Pilot-Tribune this week. "Our intent is for each school to keep its own identity but to work together to offer the kids the kind of education they could have in a large district."...
Holiday greetings through the mail (12/14/00)
There are 1,210 deliveries for a whole in Alta's delivery area. That includes rural and city deliveries. During an average day, there are 69-150 people who are delivered to. The post office delivers to some of the same basic people every day, as well as to many different people. They see numerous individuals each day from those who need to buy a book of stamps to those who need to send their Christmas packages out of state...
Alta Drill Team dances to second place finish (12/14/00)
The dance squad took their Hoopla and their Pom routine to the state contest this year, where they received a Division I rating in each of their two performances. "This is the first year the girls have taken two routines to state so we're just thrilled with the outcome," Coach Deanna McGowan said. ...
School Board upgrades computers (12/14/00)
Some benefits Huseman feels the computers will give the students deal with faster research access, less research time, and an increased number of student access. She also feels the new computers will provide alternative or additional research access to labs and the capability for students to complete assignments with curriculum software. Huseman also believes the new computers will allow students to create multimedia reports and speeches on them...
Alta Elementary music concert rescheduled (12/14/00)
As the nearly 175 kindergarten through third grade students gear up for their winter concert on Monday, Dec. 18, they are spending time developing their personal character by thinking of others and not just themselves this holiday season. 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."...
Maharry moves one step closer to college scholarship (12/14/00)
The school-level Bee, at which students answered oral questions on geography, was the first round in the 13th annual National Geographic Bee. The National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through the eighth grades in thousands of schools across the United States and in the five U.S. territories, as well as in Department of Defense Dependents Schools around the world...
Gore steps aside, 'race is over' iding on the wind (12/14/00)
The vice president telephoned Republican George W. Bush with congratulations once again - and finally - before telling the nation in a televised address that he was bowing out of the bitterly disputed presidential election. Running mate Joseph Lieberman was at Gore's side for the speech he wrote himself...
ERIC DAVIS AND MARTHA CARLSON ENGAGEMENT (12/14/00)
The bride-elect will graduate from Iowa State University next May with a degree in civil engineering. The groom-elect is a 1999 graduate of Iowa State University and is employed as an electrical engineer by Raytheon in Tucson, Ariz. The couple are planning a June 9, 2001 wedding. ...
KAYLA AND SCOTT IRWIN WEDDING (12/14/00)
Music was provided by organist Dee McKnight, pianist Sara Prochnow and vocalists Brooke Geiger, friend of the bride, Jerry Holtan, Jim Stecker, Merlin Bowers, all friends of the couple and Joel Kruckenberg, father of the bride. The bride wore a short sleeved satin dress with appliques of lace, beads and sequins and an attached chapel-length train, designed by the bride, the bride's mother and grandmother. Her fingertip veil was attached to a thin beaded tiara...
Applications for Citizen's Academy (12/14/00)
The academy is designed to provide citizens with in-depth information about the police department, its operation, training, diverse functions and more. The faculty of the academy is made up of Storm Lake Police Department paid and volunteer staff. The academy is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Feb. ...
SL Arts Council in need of leaders (12/14/00)
Eight volunteer board members and two new people to serve as co-presidents are needed. Delores Cullen and Rhonda Ringgenberg have served as co-presidents for about five years, long past the end of their terms. "The answer has been the same from everyone we have contacted throughout the past five years: 'I'm too busy,'" Cullen wrote...
N-F Girls upend S-C in ranked showdown (12/14/00)
The Wildcats held a 21-14 lead after the first quarter and led 32-29 at intermission. It was 47-38 Wildcats entering the fourth period. Newell-Fonda, however, outscored the Wildcats 30-8 in the fourth quarter to rally for the win. Jenna Malcom scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Wildcats, now 6-1 overall. Jessi Bellcock contributed nine points, five rebounds and seven assists...
SL girls rout Spirit Lake 63-33 for first win of year (12/14/00)
Storm Lake led 14-10 after the first quarter, 36-16 at the half and 51-23 after three periods. The Tornadoes outscored the Indians 37-13 over the second and third quarters. Molly Daniels contributed eight points and five steals for Storm Lake, now 1-4 overall. Billie Blanchard grabbed 13 rebounds and Lindsey Frederiksen nine...
SL Springers Blue team wins gymnastics meet (12/14/00)
In the upper division, Lesa Turnquist placed in five events with a first on vault and bars and second on beam, floor and all-around in the novice 7-and-under age group. Ashley Anderson placed in five events with a second on floor, while Nicole Martin placed in five events with a second on bars, beam and all-around in the novice 8-9 age group...
SL swimmers place first in two events at Des Moines North Invite (12/14/00)
Cook won the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.0 seconds, while Woodin claimed the 100 breast stroke in a time of 1 minute, 11.87 seconds. Woodin placed second in the 200 individual medley in 2:21.18. The 200 freestyle relay tandem of Cook, Mike McKenna, Chuck Stark and Woodin took third in 1:43.8. The 400 freestyle relay team of Cook, McKenna, Stark and Woodin placed fifth in a time of 3:59.75. Cook placed fifth in the 100 freestyle in 54.33 seconds...
BV's Hanson named player of the week (12/14/00)
Hanson, a senior forward from Livermore, scored 51 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Buena Vista went 3-0 in conference play last week. She went 22-for-43 from the field for 51.2 percent and had six assists, seven steals and one blocked shot in wins over Upper Iowa, William Penn and Loras. ...
N-F takes battle with S-C (12/14/00)
Newell-Fonda was 28 of 53 shooting from the field for 53 percent compared to 15 of 42 for 36 percent for the Wildcats. Jason Ripke contributed 12 points and five rebounds and Jon Grote 10 points and five rebounds. Grote, Brower, Travis Brown and Corey Carlton all had two steals apiece. Grote and Brown each handed out three assists...
St. Mary's sophomore selected to perform at Outback Bowl in Tampa (12/14/00)
In addition to performing at Raymond James Stadium, the tour will also include many hours of rehearsal, visiting Walt Disney World, Ybor City, the beach and celebrating New Year's Eve at Busch Gardens. Welch auditioned at the Just for Kix Dance and Drill Camp held at Buena Vista University last July. ...
Harlem Globetrotters 75th Anniversary Tour to make appearance in NW Iowa (12/14/00)
Since their beginnings in 1926 in Chicago, the Globetrotters have become a part of history, entertaining more than 120 million fans in 115 countries. Experience the excitement as the Magicians of the Hardcourt thrill young and old alike. Reserved seats for the Globetrotters 75th Anniversary Tour, sponsored by Denny's restaurants, are priced from $12 to $25 and are available through the Auditorium Box Office and at all Ticketmaster outlets. ...
Prairie Lakes to hold annual Christmas bird count (12/14/00)
Groups will be organized into teams which will spend the day canvassing a 15 mile circle that encompasses the lakes area. At the end of the day, participants will meet for supper and compile the results on the numbers and kinds of birds found. Volunteer participants are welcome to assist with the count and beginners will be paired with experienced birders...
FOR THE BIRDS (12/14/00)
Other items can be ordered with the swan logo. Proceeds go to help the local volunteer program to bring trumpeter swans back to the Storm Lake area. ...
Chamber plans sixth annual Ag Expo event (12/14/00)
Many local and area businesses will be at the Ag Expo, including: Midwest Wireless; Pilot-Tribune; Buena Vista Mutual Insurance; Larson Oil; Iowa Central Community College; Fitzpatrick Auto Center; Bomgaars; Norm's Livestock Supply, Inc.;' Nelson's Premix & Vet Supply; Bargloff & Company; Tom Witt, Contractor, Inc.; Friesen of Iowa; Buena Vista County Farm Bureau; A-1 Home Improvement; Farm Credit Services of America; PSA Genetics/Garst; Citizen's First National Bank; Thompson & Assoc., Inc.; Golden Harvest; Iowa Petroleum Equipment, Co., Inc.; Mickelson Tire, Inc.; Taylor Contracting Co.; Curry Seed Company; Monsanto; State Farm Insurance; Mycogen Seeds and Patriot Seed. ...
Wehde Real Estate, Sassman Agency to merge (12/14/00)
~Mona Wehde, broker/owner of Wehde Real Estate, will begin a merger with the Denise Sassman Agency/American National Insurance. The office is located in the same building, 802 Lake Avenue, directly in front of the former location.

SL Super 8 has 'Rooms at the Inn' (12/14/00)
Through Super 8's 10th annual "Rooms at the Inn" holiday program the Storm Lake Super 8 will offer free accommodations on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to out-of-town friends or relatives of patients in nearby nursing homes, veteran's homes, hospitals or treatment centers...
Rosella Christiansen (12/14/00)
Mrs. Christiansen passed away Sunday, Dec. 10 at the Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center in Odebolt. Rosella, the daughter of Charles and Minnie (Kuehl) Peters, was born Sept. 12, 1910 in Paullina. She grew up and received her education in the Paullina area...
POLICE & SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (12/14/00)
ACCIDENTS An accident occurred in the high school faculty parking lot, 621 Tornado Drive, shortly after 9 a.m. Friday. A 1995 Oldsmobile, owned by Cheryl Lustgraaf, 42, Storm Lake, was parked facing south on the north side of the parking lot. A 1997 Blue Bird school bus, driven by Nyles Myers, 68, Storm Lake, was attempting to back into a parking space and the vehicles collided. Damages were estimated at $300 to the Lustgraaf vehicle...
Gang graffiti arrests (12/14/00)
Following the investigation, Storm Lake Police Investigators and the school resource officer arrested two juvenile males, one 16-year old and one 15-year old, both from Storm Lake, and charged them both with Criminal Mischief 5th Degree, a simple misdemeanor. ...
Underage woman faces marijuana, alcohol charges (12/14/00)
After removing Drenth from the premises, police arrested and charged her with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Public Intox-ication and Possession of Alcohol. She was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on $2,925.00 cash bond. ...