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Stories from Tuesday, December 19, 2000

SNOW SNOW SNOW!!! (12/19/00)
NO END IN SIGHT - The pioneer statue on the Storm Lake lakefront seems to peer into the blizzard. Four more inches of snow fell as of Monday in the area, with a total of 12-14 inches now on the ground. There's a good chance of more snow on the way overnight tonight and into Wednesday, along with more dangerously frigid conditions. ...
SL teachers open salary talks, but rare student drop won't help (12/19/00)
Unlike previous years, Storm Lake will have a reduced allowable growth revenue rate to work with, according to Superintendent Bill Kruse. After four years of steady increases in student population, on which the funding is based, Storm Lake's student total has declined by 16 students this year, dropping the allowable growth revenue projection from the full 4 percent to 3.12 percent in Storm Lake...
Plagued by bad water, Schaller is urged to seek a rural connection (12/19/00)
Neal Kuehl, engineer with Kuehl and Payer, recently recommended to the Schaller City Council that it seek a rural water connection. The city of Schaller had until the end of the month to submit a plan of action to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The city council submitted three possible solutions, including rural water...
Livestock production courses offered (12/19/00)
The class will be held in Storm Lake over the Iowa Communications Network on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 to 9 a.m. for 15 consecutive weeks starting Jan. 8. The course explores the issues impacting both the United States and international animal industry...
Educators, coaches among highest paid state employees (12/19/00)
Iowa had 1,417 workers who made $100,000 or more during the fiscal year that ended June 30, up 20 percent from the previous year. Some of the jump in six-figure salaries between 1999 and 2000 can be attributed to Gov. Tom Vilsack appointees being on the payroll for an entire fiscal year, after his administration began in January 1999. During the previous fiscal year, salary figures for these people were lower because they worked only a portion of a year...
SLHS plans new developments to share diversity, pride, success stories (12/19/00)
One effort in the early planning stage is a new kiosk which could be built in the student center to serve as a showcase for the positive achievements of the school and its students. "This comes out of a building goal we have had in recent years to do a better job of promoting all of the good things about this school and what its students are accomplishing," Principal Mike Hanna said. ...
Blizzard can't stop a special SL wedding (12/19/00)
Aaron Gillespie, 23 of Milo, and Jenna Berg, 22 of Rock Rapids, fought the cold and blowing snow for an intimate ceremony Saturday afternoon - even without the best man, the D.J., and many of the guests. The newlyweds said they were too busy with wedding plans to really give the dire storm warnings much thought...
Exploring sharing (12/19/00)
By THOMAS KLETT Pilot-Tribune Staff Interest in exploring school sharing ideas continues to heat up among the school districts in Buena Vista and neighboring counties. The Galva-Holstein School Board last week approved a committee to explore possible teacher sharing in the future, while Laurens-Marathon, Albert City-Truesdale and Sioux Central are working on a common school year calendar toward a regional high school concept...
A SWEET SUCCESS (12/19/00)
The show was directed by Nikki Gilbreth, coach of the Springers gymnastics team. The performance is a fundraiser for the Springers booster club. The show was postponed from Saturday until Sunday due to bad weather, but a large crowd attended at Schaller Chapel. ...
Sac City upsets No.18 Wildcat girls (12/19/00)
Schaller-Crestland held a 9-8 lead after the first quarter. Sac City led 28-23 at halftime and 35-33 after three periods of play. Jessi Bellcock scored 16 points to lead the Wildcats, now 6-2 overall. Sarah King netted 12 and Lynn Franzkowiak and Angie Willer six apiece...
Illness-plagued SL falls to LeMars, 56-38 (12/19/00)
LeMars jumped out to a 17-2 lead after the first quarter and held a 30-16 lead at the half. It was 43-26 entering the fourth period. Billie Blanchard scored 13 points to lead Storm Lake. Molly Daniels added 10. Blanchard grabbed nine rebounds and Brooke Overturf seven...
St. Mary's outlasts Rebels in triple OT (12/19/00)
SIOUX RAPIDS - Eric Wordekemper scored a career-high 34 points in his season debut to help lead Storm Lake St. Mary's to a thrilling 89-87 triple overtime win over Sioux Central last Friday night at Sioux Rapids. Sioux Central held a 14-12 lead after the first quarter and led 26-20 at the halftime break. St. Mary's took a 45-44 lead after three periods of play...
Alta tops Aurelia 75-64 (12/19/00)
Ryan Schultze scored 17 points for the Cyclones and Eric Holton 10. Alta led 18-16 after the first quarter and 35-29 halftime. It was 54-47 Alta entering the fourth period. Eric Sonksen and Tadd Suhr each scored 13 points to lead Aurelia. Heath Brecher added 12...
ISU takes control without Tinsley to beat Drake, 75-55 (12/19/00)
Iowa State was leading 39-32 when Tinsley went to the bench after picking up his third foul with 16:41 left. He never returned to the game, but Drake could not capitalize, mostly because of Rancik. Rancik scored 17 of Iowa State's next 25 points as the Cyclones built a 64-49 lead en route to their 26th straight victory at home. Connecting mostly on turnaround jumpers near the basket, the 6-foot-8 senior hit 11-of-15 shots and fell two points shy of his career high...
Christmas display opens at B.V. County museum (12/19/00)
The newest display is a collection of bells, courtesy of Joleen Henrich of Newell, which include many places, seasons, religious and a Hummel set. There is also Christmas of the Past, a display for all ages. ...
Garden club honors poetry by St. Mary's student (12/19/00)
The Buena Vista Federated Garden Club of Storm Lake had an entry for the eighth grade level, from Marisha Imming. She is the daughter of Doug and Colleen Imming and lives on a farm south of the lake. She has one sister, Janie, and attends school at St. Mary's...
Exploring Iowa's ethnic heritage through food (12/19/00)
The program airs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 and again at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24 on all IPTV stations. First stop is Cedar Rapids, home of the National Czech and Slovak Museum and to a large community of people with ties to those republics. It's also the home of Zindrick's Czech Restaurant, where host Morgan Halgren learns to make traditional bread and potato dumplings...
Dr. Craig Clemons (12/19/00)
He was selected in 1937 to the Iowa High School first team all state football team. Dr. Clemons graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. in 1942 and immediately entered the U.S. Navy. He served as an officer on destroyers in the North Atlantic and Pacific theatres for four years, receiving the Bronze star for meritorious service...
Irene Culbertson (12/19/00)
Burial will be at the Storm Lake Cemetery. Sliefert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Culbertson passed away Monday, Dec. 18 at the Buena Vista County Hospital. Irene, the daughter of William and Bessie Townsend, was born Dec. 1, 1922 in Fairbury, Neb. She attended elementary and high school in Fairbury...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hassle free in Storm Lake (12/19/00)
I am writing to let all the local merchants know how much we appreciate your help and assistance each year in making our holiday shopping hassle free and so enjoyable for the past five years in Storm Lake! We look forward each Christmas season to visit the nice shops on Lake Avenue and to take in the sights, sounds and tastes of the season in your lovely town of Storm Lake...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sober holiday (12/19/00)
The prevention education specialists of Northwest Iowa Alcoholism and Drug Treatment Unit, Inc. are active in your community. They offer early intervention education courses. The information is tailored to adolescent and adult audiences. The research-based curriculum is designed to reduce the risk for alcohol and drug-related problems. The curriculum can also be taught in the workplace...
THE PILOT TRIBUNE EDITORIAL (12/19/00)
While they would like to imagine a multiethnic showdown in the schools, if they took time to visit, they might find something more like a multiethnic showplace. The student body president at Storm Lake High School is member of what outsiders consider a "minority," but to students here, he's just a great kid who will do a good job for all students...