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Stories from Friday, December 29, 2000

The Snowmen (12/29/00)
THOMAS KLETT Pilot-Tribune Staff While it seems Northwest Iowa doesn't get a break from snow, ice and wind, neither do the members of the city, county and state road crews responsible for cleaning it up. With another more powder expected today, Bruce Jacobsen warned drivers that more snow on top of the 20 plus inches in the area will mean more headaches for drivers...
Community Center plan in SL 'prime example' for CAT funding (12/29/00)
Vision Iowa is designed to create attractions for both tourism and to keep the state's young people from moving elsewhere. The $12.5 million CAT fund has become incorporated into Vision Iowa. The CAT fund originally started two years ago as a grant program for smaller communities to assist with developing local attractions...
Area highway projects make DOT plan (12/29/00)
In the county, Highway 7 is scheduled for modernization, culvert extension and guardrail work over 12 miles from the junction of U.S. Highway 71 to the Pocahontas County line in 2001, at a cost of $57,000. Highway 7 is also scheduled to get a new bridge over the Raccoon River two miles west of Newell. Right of way work begins in 2001, with bridge replacement in 2002 at a cost of $618,000. Highway 7 sees an estimated average daily traffic count of 1,800 vehicles, according to the DOT...
SL's next school on the horizon (12/29/00)
What will the next generation of Storm Lake elementary school classrooms look like? When Storm Lake Superintendent of Schools Bill Kruse closes his eyes to imagine, he sees two very different possibilities. He isn't alone. Board of education members, educators and the community in general will at some point have to decide between the "neighborhood schools" concept with multiple buildings in the various regions of the city, or a single centralized elementary to serve the entire community - or some kind of compromise between the two.. ...
LIFE ON HIS OWN (12/29/00)
As Joe Hadachek now steps out onto the field, he feels a sense of desire and accomplishment. This field, though, is a different kind of field, the field of business. Hadachek left a legacy behind at Buena Vista University, where he was head football coach for four years before his resignation immediately after the 1999 season...
Watkins gets up to 50 years for 'most heinous' of crimes (12/29/00)
District Judge Joseph Straub said Watkins had committed "the most heinous crime" by allowing her daughter to be abused. Even the most primitive forms of life zealously protect their offspring, he said, and allowing abuse is the most basic form of human betrayal...
Medicare decision should help BVCH (12/29/00)
"It's supposed to help rural hospitals in America and should increase our (Medicare) reimbursement rates whether it be inpatient or outpatient," said Laurie Gaffney, director of the BVCH business office. BVCH and other small hospitals have said the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 greatly affected the Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement system, while generally penalizing smaller, more efficient hospitals...
Y2k+1BVU reflects on millennium (12/29/00)
Julie Bloyer, a Buena Vista University freshman from Odebolt, remembers the Y2K threat. "When I heard that all these super-smart rocket scientists and highly educated people were building underground bomb shelters and stocking up with canned foods, guns and water to last three lifetimes, I really started to take it seriously," she said...
Linn Grove parent gets state award for volunteerism (12/29/00)
Patterson was nominated by Bonnie Mester, who is now retired, but was a Title 1 teacher at Sioux Central. Patterson, a volunteer for the Rockin' Readers program, worked faithfully with one of Mrs. Mester's challenged Title 1 readers throughout the 1999-2000 school year...
Alta progress comes with the New Year (12/29/00)
Mayor Edwin Buckendahl said he believes Alta will continue to progress and continue to expand in the next year. "When the census comes out, what we'd like to see is an increase in our population," Buckendahl said. "That's what I'm hoping for. We'd really like to see that increase."...
Local student serves as ambassador at Northwestern (12/29/00)
Student ambassadors assist in the recruiting of prospective students. They give campus tours, contact students who have been accepted for admission and call to encourage others to apply to Northwestern. Criteria for being selected as ambassadors include a strong commitment to Northwestern and the ability to communicate with a wide range of people. The contributions of last year's ambassadors led to a record enrollment of 1,243 students this fall...
Sadler joins staff at Alta city hall (12/29/00)
Sadler, her husband Chad and their two children, Hunter and Hannah, made the move to the area from Marshall, Minn. Sadler has a degree in business administration from Southwest State University in Minnesota, and will put her degree to good use in Alta with the new Altatech services...
Snowball the cat finds happy Christmas home (12/29/00)
Perhaps she was carried there by the mother cat but how she got there isn't nearly as incredible as how she came to live in a wonderfully loving home. Goldman is a county supervisor and has long been a champion for the Humane Society. "When I came into the garage that day I found one litter of four kittens and one kitten separate from the others," she recalled. "The poor kitten was not going to make it without nourishment, so Linda Hinshaw gave me some milk replacer and a feed syringe."...
City pool upgrade a concern in Alta (12/29/00)
Members of the Alta City Council and the Park Board are working together in order to make the best decision on what to do next with the city pool. Park board member Tony Weiland said the board has recently talked about hiring a consultant to come in and give a professional evaluation on the condition and life expectancy of the pool...
MOTHER NATURE (12/29/00)
Last week "sun dogs" appeared with the sun, which are created by light reflecting off ice crystals in the air for a rainbow-like effect, as shown in this photo over Storm Lake. Also, a partial solar eclipse occurred on Monday - the last Christmas solar eclipse until 2307. ...
The power of a brain (12/29/00)
Dr. Patty Pardo is playing a part in helping those at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center have a better understanding of the functions of the brain. Pardo, an assistant professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, is the daughter of Byron and Marie Crippin, Storm Lake. Pardo researches Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FMRI) or research imaging of the human brain...
Try five steps to a healthier winter (12/29/00)
Read the rest of this article in the 12/30 Pilot Tribune. ...
Odebolt-Arthur Booster Club to plan youth wrestling tournament (12/29/00)
Peewee will weigh-in from 7:15 to 8 a.m., bantam from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m., and junior and senior from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Entry forms are available at area schools. The fee is $7 before Jan. 2 and $10 after that date. For more information, contact Mark Reis at 668-4491, Brian Down at 668-4825 or Dale Schaefer at 668-2260. ...
Baseball to propose 'competitive balance draft' (12/29/00)
The teams with the eight highest winning percentages over the previous three years would be able to protect just 25 players apiece in the draft, according to a 37-page memorandum sent to teams last week and obtained by The Associated Press. Only the teams with the eight lowest winning percentages over the previous three years would be allowed to make selections, and they could take only one player each. ...
First bowl game in 22 years a success for ISU (12/29/00)
Safety Doug Densmore was Mr. Everything in Iowa State's first ever bowl victory. Among other things, he tipped away a 22-yard field goal try as the first half ended, threw the key block on JaMaine Billups' 72-yard punt return for a touchdown, and made a left-handed grab to down a punt on the Pittsburgh 1-yard line late in the game...
BV's Nielsen earns All-America honors (12/29/00)
Nielsen led the Beavers in punt returns with 24 for 320 yards and two touchdowns as Buena Vista finished 7-3 this past season. Nielsen also led Buena Vista with five interceptions for 74 yards. The 6-foot, 190-pound native of Laurens led all voters from among the 200 coaches and media who cast a vote for the Division III Freshman All-Americans in special teams as a returner...
West Virginia sends coach out a winner (12/29/00)
The victory broke a string of eight straight bowl losses for West Virginia, and gave Nehlen his 202nd career win. He leaves after 21 years with the Mountaineers...
Fans try to save album cover landmark (12/29/00)
Fans of the rock band deluged the mayor's office with e-mail after they heard the trestle was to be torn down. The structure spans a creek near downtown Athens, the band's hometown, and is depicted on the back cover of "Murmur," the influential 1983 rock album...
Memoir captures art of Teller's father (12/29/00)
Joe Teller, 87, drew 60 cartoons in 1939 hoping to sell them to the Philadelphia Inquirer. After an old portfolio filled with the cartoons surfaced, memories began to flow. "I began to realize (my parents) talk differently from other people," Teller said. "I noticed their strange way of making pancakes on Sunday where my father drizzles batter on a griddle to make an abstract painting and gives it to my mother to interpret. These are old artists whose idea of art is very bred in the bone."...
Razzle-dazzle broadway musical comes to the Sioux City Auditorium (12/29/00)
CHICAGO first opened at the 46th Street Theatre in June of 1975. The story is by Fred Ebb and the director/choreographer is Bob Fosse. It was based on the play CHICAGO by Maurine Dallas Watkins. Watkins, who was a newspaper reporter in Chicago during the 1920s, was inspired to write the play after covering a series of murder trials involving women murderers...
Best of 2000 to be featured on 'Living in Iowa' program (12/29/00)
Stein, who is a professional musician and the mother of three daughters, is trying to raise $3 million to buy out a logging operation and preserve a local watershed near her father's farm in Costa Rica. Winnings from an appearance on "America's Funniest Home Videos," the popular television program that features humorous amateur videos, are providing the seed money...
Zoom into the new year with IPTV (12/29/00)
Also on that day, a new "Zoom" Iowa web site is being launched by IPTV simultaneously, allowing visitors to access additional Zoom information and activities. The marathon will feature four brand-new shows, which will kick off the third season, along with the award-winning specials, "Party with Zoom" and "The Making of Zoom."...
Community education classes at Sioux Central (12/29/00)
Financial Workshop for Individual Investors is a five week course for those who want to learn more about setting realistic financial goals, making wise investment decisions and avoiding unexpected risks. Students will also learn ways to increase their investment income, reduce taxes on investments, participate in the stock market and save for retirement or college...
Clay sculpting classes for kids and adults set (12/29/00)
A clay class will be held Saturday, Jan. 6, from 10:45 a.m. until noon for children ages 4 to 6. The class will allow students to explore the medium of clay and learn about firing and glazing their project. On Tuesday, Jan. 9 and Wednesday, Jan. 10, an adult clay clay class will be held from 6 until 9 p.m. both days. This class will concentrate on hand building and wheel throwing for beginners...
Volatility theme for future of fuel prices (12/29/00)
Gas prices continue to be important to Americans. According to the Petroleum Marketing Association, the sharp increase in gas prices last summer was the second biggest story for newspapers and TV stations. "It's a cost of living or doing business that nobody can avoid," Brandt said. "Everybody is impacted by the cost of gasoline, diesel fuel and propane."...
Genesis Development chosen to aid in replacing Progressive Options (12/29/00)
Proposals were submitted to the Progressive Options board of directors regarding the services at the care facility located north of Winterset, the two group homes in Winterset and the supported community living services. During a transition period beginning Jan. ...
Vagts named extension crop specialist in area (12/29/00)
Vagts, most recently assistant scientist of agronomy, Kansas State University, began his new position Dec. 7. He is be based in the Carroll County Extension office and will serve Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford, Ida, Monona, Pocahontas and Sac counties...
Alta Sherkenbach (12/29/00)
Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia. Wharton-Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Sherkenbach passed away Saturday, Dec. 23, at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia where she had been a resident since Aug. 13, 1991...
Violet Moller (12/29/00)
The Stormy Water Rollers were the honorary attendants. Burial was in Newell Cemetery. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home of Newell was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Moller passed away Saturday, Dec. 23 at the Newell Good Samaritan Center. Violet Rae, was born Dec. 18, 1914, in Everett, Wash., the daughter of Harvey Tillman and Josephine Mary (Hendriks) Schweers. She attended school in Everett, Wash., graduating in 1932...
Darrell Jessen (12/29/00)
Pallbearers were Sgt. Jeremiah Jessen, Joshua Jessen, Mark Anderson, Chad Anderson, Shane Jessen, Troy Heine and Rick Keith. Honorary bearers were Stephanie Soliman, Larry Harms, Bob Berger, Tom Gross and Steve Koenig. Burial was in Barnes Township Cemetery in Linn Grove. Sliefert Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements...
Carmen Hoffman (12/29/00)
A memorial service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26, at NBA-Ramsey Home in Des Moines. A private burial was held at Beaver Cemetery in Beaver. Carmen and her husband raised two sons, Anthony E. and John R. in the towns of Laurens and Storm Lake. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star as well as a deaconess of Lakeside Presbyterian Church of Storm Lake...
Peter Drey (12/29/00)
Attendants were Dennis Drey, Dave Drey, Joe Puetz and Leonard Pickhinke. Merton V. Hair American Legion Post No. 325 of Early and Nemaha conducted the presentation of the flag. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Drey passed away Friday, Dec. 22 at his farm in Early...
Gregory Porath (12/29/00)
Honorary pallbearers were Steu Anderson, Walt Nesheim, Deb Travis, Gary Griffin, Todd Lines and Sean Burke. Sliefert Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Porath passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20 in Houston, Texas while traveling to Iowa to spend Christmas with his family...