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Stories from Friday, January 5, 2001

Traffic education and enforcement project deemed successful (01/05/01)
The agencies were involved in a series of contacts with motorists to help educate the drivers on safe driving techniques in order to enhance the safety on the roads in and around Storm Lake through the New Year's weekend. During the two day period, law enforcement officers wrote 18 traffic citations, issued 30 warnings for traffic violations, 59 warnings for equipment violations, conducted five motorist assists and arrested one subject for public intoxication...
WALLS UP, MATS DOWN (01/05/01)
Work on the inside of the shell for the largest portion of the project, which will include a track and sports courts also continues on schedule. ...
Next step for the grads-to-be (01/05/01)
With a lot of choices out there, Alta high school counselor Steve Claussen has already been working with many students to help them with their decisions. "Some students have already been on college visits this fall," Claussen said. "Some will start staggering in here soon, while others will wait until June before deciding what they want to do (after high school)."...
IBP, Tyson ink merger (01/05/01)
With the announced merger of IBP Inc. with Tyson, officials for both companies say there are no plans to affect changes at any of Iowa's IBP facilities, including the Storm Lake pork plant. Tyson Foods spokesman Ed Nicholson said that no plant closings or cutbacks are planned, adding that Tyson Foods hopes to add a full line of beef and pork products to its existing chicken brands...
Wheelchair-bound bank robber doesn't get far witness on hand for teens' murder trial, but another slipped away to Mexico (01/05/01)
Ray Mason, 43, got stuck in a snowbank as he fled the Wells Fargo Bank in Lincoln, and several bystanders helped to free his wheelchair and load it his van in the bank parking lot. Those who helped the suspect had no idea the bank had been robbed, according to Lincoln Police Captain Terry Sherrill...
MILLENNIUM CHILD (01/05/01)
~Ignasio Corona and Patrisia Amador are the proud parents of Buena Vista County's first baby of the year 2001. Catherine Corona was born at Buena Vista County Hospital Tuesday shortly after noon. She was 7 lbs., 7 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Sioux Rapids, Truesdale to lose grain elevators (01/05/01)
Within Buena Vista County, two local elevators - at Sioux Rapids and Truesdale - will close. While FCA's general manager says the change is needed, some area farmers are upset about hauling grain further to other FCA elevators. Jim Carlson, general manager of FCA, said since the formation of FCA in 1997, little if no changes have been made in the day-to-day operations. Four area cooperatives merged to create FCA...
SL Farmer's Market plans to bloom in 2001 (01/05/01)
"The seed catalogs are coming out, and this is the time to reach people who may want to try gardening and being a part of this community service," she said. Starting now will also allow vendors time to get certified to provide foods for the Women, Infants and Children program (WIC)...
Alta participates in 'Pepsi Notes' (01/05/01)
Pepsi-Cola Company will Share the Joy with Music by featuring "Pepsi Notes" Symbols on all specially marked 12 packs, 24 packs, 24 oz.- 16 oz. bottles and 2 and 3 liter bottles of pop which can be redeemed for free new musical instruments, supplies, sheet music and software...
Hinners Angus Farm enrolls in National Angus (01/05/01)
Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR) is a comprehensive evaluation program used by registered Angus breeders to help them keep records of reproduction and growth rate on individual animals. Each year hundreds of Angus breeders use AHIR records to produce more profitable, efficient Angus seed stock...
New fire chief plans to continue success (01/05/01)
Molgaard will be replacing Dave Koth, who has served as the fire chief for the past eight years. "I'm excited," Molgaard said. "There's been a lot of changes and it will be a new learning experience for all of us." Molgaard has been a volunteer with the Alta Fire Department for 27 years and served as the Alta Fire Chief for seven years running 10 years ago. Molgaard said he is looking forward to the opportunity once again as there have been many changes made within the past year...
VACATION VOYAGE (01/05/01)
Chris Schmitz, Aaron Hansen, Michael Koth, Andrew Allerdings, Michael Huseman and Amy Huseman found time to enjoy the snow piles in Alta during the holiday break earlier this week. The students returned to school on Wednesday. ...
Alta Library stocks up, offers old books free (01/05/01)
"We've been weeding out the collection and taking many of the old books off the shelves," Librarian Sue Pedersen said. "There are around 200 books laying on a table here, free to those who want them." Pedersen said the used books are adult fiction with some duplicating new titles...
BVU returns to conference play (01/05/01)
However, it won't be easy for the 10th-ranked Beavers to begin another winning streak. "Luther is a tough place to play," Buena Vista coach Brian Van Haaften said. "They have one of the very good guards in this league in Brian Moeller. He is really doing a good job for those guys. He's the leading scorer in the league at 18 points a game, so we have to try and guard him hard."...
BV's 30-game win streak snapped (01/05/01)
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Fourth-ranked Buena Vista had its school-record 30-game regular season winning streak snapped as the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire scored the first five points in overtime and went on to hand the Beavers their first loss of the season, 91-80 last Saturday night in the Wisconsin-Eau Claire Holiday Classic championship game...
Iowa State off to best start in school history (01/05/01)
Shane Power and Tyray Pearson came off the bench to lead No. 23 Iowa State with 14 points each as the Cyclones got strong play from their reserves in beating Illinois-Chicago 95-44 Tuesday night for the best start in school history. Paul Shirley added eight points and a career-high 15 rebounds for Iowa State, which took control after an angry coach Larry Eustachy called a timeout only 3:49 into the game...
Alta boys romp, girls fall (01/05/01)
Alta led 17-8 after the first quarter, 41-24 at halftime and 63-36 entering the fourth period. Wes Bunjes scored 17 points for the Cyclones, while Heath Glienke added 15 and Jared Johnson 14. Bunjes cleared 12 rebounds, while Brad Bunjes had eight and Johnson seven. Wes Bunjes charted six assists and Schultze three. Josh Droegmiller tallied four steals...
BV women stumble to Chapman, 77-63 (01/05/01)
Chapman held a 40-34 halftime lead and outscored the Beavers 37-29 the second half. Melody Bongiorno and Melissa Bynon each had 14 points for Chapman, while Katy Barstow added 13. Buena Vista placed four players in double figures, led by Kinzee Hanson's 17 points. Allison Schultz added 12, Kelli Taylor 11 and Jennifer Lange 10...
Entries open for Miss Pigtails, Pork Queen contest (01/05/01)
Miss Pigtails candidates must be the ages of 9-10 and Pork Queen candidates must be at least 17 years old by Jan. 1, 2001. All candidates must be the daughters of Pork Producer members. Winners will each receive a crown, roses, pigskin banner, portrait and other gifts. There will also be a $500 college scholarship for the new queen...
Showcase of speech set at SLHS (01/05/01)
There are 19 groups who will be representing SLHS at the district contest on Jan. 20. These groups include Choral Reading, Readers Theater, Mime, Improv, Musical Theatre, TV News, and Ensemble Acting and will all be featured during the Showcase of Speech. With 78 SLHS students out for Large Group Speech, it is sure to be an entertaining evening!...
Ag Expo to mix old-time music with farming (01/05/01)
Born in Sac City, Losure now lives near Kellogg. When economic problems forced him to cut back his sow herd, he began to rely on his latest enterprise, "Flying Pig Fiddle and Banjo." Losure works three days a week at Ye Olde Guitar Shoppe in Urbandale and one day a week at Reiman Music in Ames, where he teaches students to play old-time fiddle and clawhammer banjo...
Still searching for Mrs. Buena Vista County (01/05/01)
The Mrs. Iowa Pageant is a statewide event that honors the state's loveliest married women and sends an Iowa representative to the national Mrs. America competition. According to Michele Rager and Tracy Christ, executive directors, "We have had a number of inquiries from women in the area, but as of today, no one has followed through." There is still time for a contestant to step forward, but she will need to act quickly. ...
Healthier stock market predicted with slow-but-steady economy (01/05/01)
"The combination of high energy prices, interest rate increases and the election turmoil kept the stock market from gaining momentum this year," said Gary Thayer, A.G. Edwards' chief economist. "Fortunately, the economy is reaching a key point where it is slowing but still growing. This type of healthy economic environment historically has been very good for both stocks and bonds."...
BRIDAL EXPO (01/05/01)
The Bridal Expo will allow area brides-to-be the opportunity to browse through 20 retail booths that cater to all wedding planning needs. Award-winning Michael Cerizo Photography will be one of many exhibitors on hand. This Cerizo image features Lon and Kristi Monahan on the ISU campus. ...
Local finance expert offers tips to area farmers (01/05/01)
"Producers should spend at least as much time analyzing lenders and financing products as they spend analyzing crop-protection products," said Paul Peiffer, the Buena Vista County finance pro for John Deere Credit. Before selecting a lender for operating financing, Peiffer recommends farmers seek answers to a number of questions, such as:...
White attends 'Golden Harvest' event (01/05/01)
David White of Storm Lake was among those invited to attend. The event was divided into two parts which began in a conference center in the Omaha, Neb., area and concluded at the J.C. Robinson Seed Company seed production facility in Waterloo, Neb., the largest dual corn and soybean conditioning facility in North America. ...
Business/accounting courses offered (01/05/01)
Introduction to Data Processing will be held for 15 consecutive Monday and Wednesdays from 4 to 6:15 p.m. beginning Jan. 17. A second section is available from 8 to 10:20 a.m. for 15 consecutive Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Jan. 18. Business Computer Applications will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 2:40 p.m. for 15 consecutive Tuesdays beginning Jan. 23...
Genesis Development to hold meeting (01/05/01)
The meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 4, from 3 to 4 p.m. A question and answer period will follow from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Genesis Development, 1607 Lake Avenue, Storm Lake, will host this informational event. The topic will be covered by speaker attorney David Simmons with Legal Services of Iowa...
SL woman arrested on shoplifting and assault charges (01/05/01)
Police determined Solis had attempted to steal some merchandise from the store and when Wal-Mart Loss Prevention personnel attempted to apprehend her, she physically assaulted two employees and attempted to flee on foot across the parking lot. She was then apprehended with the assistance of an off duty Iowa State Trooper...
SL man arrested on outstanding felony warrant from California (01/05/01)
Police determined the driver, Lupe Nieto, Jr., 23, of Storm Lake, was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant from California, charging him with Violation of Conditions of Probation. Nieto was taken into custody and transported to the Buena Vista County Jail where he was held pending extradition back to California. ...