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Stories from Tuesday, January 16, 2001

Homecoming nears for miracle baby (01/16/01)
Ashlee Connie Kae Sammons was born 12-weeks premature, weighed only 1 pound, 6.9 ounces and was 11 inches long. With the help of medical technology, strength, prayers and an enormous amount of love from family and friends, Ashlee proved to be a survivor...
St. Mary's pops open a can drive (01/16/01)
In November the classes took its annual trip to the Science Center of Iowa for the Space Lab Challenger Mission simulation. It was a fantastic opportunity to make real-life connections to space concepts through hands-on activities. In February St. Mary's hopes to take another trip to Mount Kato for skiing. To help fund these opportunities with profits from the 7th annual can drive this Saturday, Jan. 20...
MAKING THEM SAFE (01/16/01)
Safe Kids Coalition, a new program starting at BVCH to perform different services, such as car seat inspection and bicycle safety. Volunteers were being trained this week at BVCH to prepare to roll out more programs later this year. ...
Pocahontas Christian Women's Club to meet (01/16/01)
The special feature will be Jeanette Korrect of Laurens, "Putting Memories Together." Maxine Sielman of Des Moines will be the main speaker sharing "These Precious Moments." The cost is $6.00 and reservations can be made by calling Mildred at 712-776-2293. Nursery is available upon request when making reservations...
New course seeks science fiction fans (01/16/01)
This and other philosophical questions about artificial intelligence and computer-generated simulations of reality will be explored in a new course, Philosophy 250: Philosophy and Science Fiction, offered by Dr. Randy Jensen this semester at Northwestern College in Orange City...
Coaching authorization classes offered (01/16/01)
Techniques and Theory of Coaching will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. from Jan. 25 to March 15. Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries will begin on Monday, Feb. 15 for 10 weeks from 6 to 9 p.m. Structure and the Function of the Human Body will meet on Tuesdays Jan. 30 to April 3 from 6 to 9 p.m...
Albert City student goes overseas to study in Netherlands (01/16/01)
Central's Netherlands program includes a two-week stay with a Dutch family before moving on to college dormitories in Leiden to begin the school year. Course work will be completed under the supervision of experienced Dutch professors in classes arranged for Central students and at Webster and Leiden Universities. The students are given the chance to work internships and engage in service-learning projects at various Dutch businesses and agencies...
Area students receive degrees from Iowa State (01/16/01)
Area students who graduated include Melissa Sue Otto of Alta, who graduated with a BS in Agronomy; Kyle Bryant Herrig of Albert City, BS in Exercise and Sports Science; Amanda Leigh Merkwan, Early, graduated with distinction with a degree in Management; Kristin Jean Larson of Fonda, BS in Restaurant/Institution Management; Kelly Jo Hart, Laurens, BS in Chemical Engineering; James Joseph Jensen, BS in Hotel/Restaurant Management; Laura Ann Northway, BS in Agricultural Business. ...
Youth role in community development topic for conference (01/16/01)
The 2001 Health Communities/Healthy Youth/Healthy Iowa Conference, "Connecting Communities to Iowa's Future," will provide an opportunity for community members from across the state to explore the battle of a steady decline in their youth population. This steady decline is drawing community and state leaders to look at the retention of Iowa youth and ways to address this issue...
Students break from the ordinary (01/16/01)
Many students will travel to far-off places, many will work at internships in other cities, and even those who stay right here on the Storm Lake campus will pack a lot of fun in to the January Interim session. The session takes place between the fall and spring semesters and is designed to provide a unique learning experience by allowing students to spend three weeks studying a single topic of interest...
A family with wings (01/16/01)
All three men of the Kestel family are members of the Air National Guard, and all are assigned with the 185th Fighter Division out of Sioux City. The bloodline began with Master Sergeant Paul Kestel, a 19-year veteran of the guard. Paul works on the airstrip, fueling aircraft two weekends a month and one week a year...
REMEMBERING REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (01/16/01)
The event opened with a spiritualist version of "We Shall Overcome," and included statements by BVU students and staff. Julia Keehner, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services, recalled King saying "The time is always right to do what is right." She urged students and the community to renew that vow to end racism and discrimination. ...
BVU hosts breakfast event in honor of Martin Luther King (01/16/01)
The community is welcome to attend this free breakfast, designed to foster an environment that will inspire us all to unite, celebrate and serve one another. The breakfast is just one of the many ways BVU is paying tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this year...
Feds spend $4,861 per BV County resident, far short of U.S. average (01/16/01)
The Federal Government's fiscal years runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Federal spending in the county had declined slightly the previous year. Direct Spending This same report indicated that total direct federal spending in the United States had increased from $1,484.2 billion during fiscal 1998 to $1,539.9 billion during fiscal year 1999 or by 3.8 percent. ...
City paves the way for 6 major street projects (01/16/01)
The city council authorized Kuehl and Payer to proceed with engineering services for the project at yesterday's council meeting. Streets affected by this year's improvement project are: The city allocated $490,000 for construction and engineering costs. Kuehl and Payer will design the project and administer the construction portion at a cost of $43,340...
Emotional Vermeil officially takes Chiefs job (01/16/01)
Both times, he was talking about the way Chiefs president Carl Peterson and vice president of football operations Lynn Stiles talked him out of a comfortable retirement to be their head coach. "The fact I changed my mind was based solely upon my personal relationship with Carl Peterson and Lynn Stiles," Vermeil told a packed news conference that included both past and current players...
BV men escape Dubuque, women not so fortunate (01/16/01)
The Beavers held the Spartans to 35 percent shooting in the first half in building a 38-31 lead at the break. Buena Vista, however, were a cold 9 of 29 from the field for 31 percent in the second half but were only outscored 42-40. Buena Vista finished the game shooting 21 of 59 for 36 percent. Dubuque was 26 of 61 for 43 percent...
Schaller-Crestland gets past Hurricanes (01/16/01)
AC-T jumped out to a 12-4 lead after the first quarter, but the Wildcats tied it at 20-20 at the halftime break. It was 30-30 heading into the fourth period. Lynn Franzkowiak scored six points and charted five assists for the Wildcats. Sara King grabbed eight rebounds...
Three SL wrestlers capture first place (01/16/01)
Storm Lake defeated Carroll Kuemper 46-20 and Guthrie Center 39-35, but lost to Cedar Rapids Washington 37-32, Ogden 40-31 and Underwood 47-33. "We were a bit disappointed in our performance on the day," Storm Lake coach Ty Seaman said. "At times we wrestled well but we weren't very consistent as a team."...
Sanderson ties record in ISU win (01/16/01)
Sanderson had scored five takedowns and led 14-4 before pinning Ralph Everett at the 4:04 mark of their 184-pound match, the last of the dual meet. With the win, Sanderson matches the school record held by Dan Gable, who is listed in ISU books as having 100 consecutive wins from 1967-70. The NCAA does not keep such records, and other records have put Gable's streak at 98...
Dinner Overseas guests to enjoy German cuisine (01/16/01)
Storm Lake's very own Jutta Romans will help participants create an authentic German dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Everyone is invited to arrive at 5:30 p.m. to help prepare the meal or at 7 p.m. to eat. The cost is $10 per person and the registration deadline is Jan. 22. ...
Antique treasure hunt shows a little history (01/16/01)
Four antique buyers were at the Knights of Columbus Hall both appraising and buying items from area residents. The event was sponsored by Majestic Comics and Coins of Storm Lake. The main thrust of the three-day show was for buying antiques and collectibles, said Cordell Wabeke of Majestic. Along with Wabeke there were two dealers from Sioux City and another from Sioux Falls, S.D...
Beanie Babies benefit Storm Lake library in a unique auction (01/16/01)
Over 500 Beanies, Buddies, Teenie Beanies and attic treasures have been donated to the Friends of the Library by an anonymous benafactor, and they will all be available to bid on at the auction. Many bears and other hard-to-find Beanies and Buddies will be also be on the auction block...
Arts on Grand in Spencer to host speaker (01/16/01)
The presentation will be held this evening at 6:30 p.m. at Arts on Grand, 408 North Grand Avenue in Spencer. In addition to slides, Bruegger will bring soil and rock samples from the area for hands on learning. Bruegger is a recognized expert in the field and regularly speaks to various groups in Western Iowa about the Loess Hills...
Symphony Street Live! coming to Sioux City in February (01/16/01)
It will feature the SCSO's Chamber Orchestra in two works created especially for kids: The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Symphony Street. Composed in 1991, Symphony Street, by David Rimelis, goes beyond the typical "this is a violin" introduction to the orchestra to create a fable about multiculturalism. Rimelis assigns each instrument a character in his original story about the diverse families on Symphony Street and how they learn to work together to solve a common problem...
Jody Kay Clark (01/16/01)
She accepted Christ as a teenager and was confirmed May 4, 1980, at Varina United Methodist Church. Mrs. Clark attended high school in Fonda, graduating in 1985. Following graduation, she went to Ft. Worth, Texas. She lived and worked at a florist's shop for four years...
Helen Lyman (01/16/01)
Pallbearers are Mitch Lyman, Mark Lyman, Mike Lyman, Bernie Gutz, Merle Lyman and Kerry Herzog. Burial will be at Newell Cemetery. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home of Newell is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Lyman passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake...
Car returned to owner after being stolen from local bar (01/16/01)
The victim advised police his 1994 red Chevy S-10 pickup had been stolen from the parking lot. The police began a search for the vehicle and a short time later, located it stuck in the snow on a curb in the 700 block of Russell Street. Despite following the tracks in the snow for four blocks, police were unable to locate any suspects in the investigation...
Drug raid brings 5 arrests (01/16/01)
The arrests are a result of a lengthy investigation into suspicious drug activity, according to Pocahontas County Sheriff Sheriff Robert Lampe. More arrests are expected. Officers uncovered several illegal drugs and also seized $3,300 in cash at the scene...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (01/16/01)
ACCIDENTS An accident happened in the 500 block of Flindt Drive shortly before 3 p.m. last Tuesday. A 1998 Buick, driven by Erica Delira, 22, 216 Phillips Street, Storm Lake, was traveling north on Flindt Drive when a 1998 Ford, driven by Mark Viedenkamp, 41, Spencer, was exiting a private drive onto Flindt Drive and the vehicles collided. ...
SLPD arrest Storm Lake man for trespassing and drug charges (01/16/01)
The suspect had left the scene when officers arrived but at 7 p.m., police located him at 829 C North Lake Avenue. Officers also noticed the man, identified as Felix Antonio Espada-Martinez, 32, Storm Lake, had a controlled substance, believed to be marijuana, in the residence...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR (01/16/01)
Apparently, we will have to live with this unsanitary situation until warmer weather. Then, those of us who are senior citizens will have to hire people to power wash the drive, the deck and the house. An additional expense we don't need!...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR (01/16/01)
The shooting of mourning doves is cruel and unnecessary. They are very small birds - yielding just an ounce or two of flesh - and they are essentially shot for target practice. Because they are so small, many of the birds would go wounded and unretrieved by hunters. A study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reveals a wounding rate in excess of 20 percent - with one of every five birds struck and not retrieved by the shooter...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR (01/16/01)
In order for the games to succeed, there are numerous volunteer positions to be filled. In operations, there are positions in public relations, fundraising, signage, clothing and concession sales, telecommunications and medical. In sports, there are commissioner positions for each sport to be offered and director of sports operations...
Progress is progress, isn't it? (01/16/01)
"It's great how African-Americans over time have developed the skills to play the position,'' one bar patron remarked. Banks, a professor of African-American studies at UC Berkeley, shook his head. "What do you say to that?'' he asked me over the phone the other day. "The man said it as if blacks had finally worked hard enough and now were in the position to show the intelligence and other qualities necessary for the job.''...