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Stories from Monday, January 22, 2001

LITTLE DAMAGE IN TURKEY FARM FIRE (01/22/01)
The Storm Lake Fire Department and Truesdale Fire Department were called to the Vilas Turkey Farm at 923 590th Street shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday when a fire broke out in a turkey shed. Firefighters observed heavy smoke coming out of the east end of the building created by burning wood shavings used for bedding and flooring in the center of the long metal stock building. ...
'Our children are in desperate need' (01/22/01)
By no means a small man, Guy Doud's voice echoed through the St. Mary's gym when he finished his presentation Thursday with Bob Dylan's "Forever Young." May God bless you and keep you always May your wishes all come true May you always do for others...
SL luring ice anglers from afar in hot season (01/22/01)
Storm Lake has become a hot spot for ice fishermen for the first time in nearly a decade. It is drawing anglers from a number of counties as word of good walleye action spreads by word of mouth. The result is interest and income for the community. Mike Cook works the third shift at the Pella Windows plant in Carroll. After a two hour nap he and his father commonly load the pickup and rush to Storm Lake to set up shop. And an impressive shop it is...
Teens arrested in Alta burglary (01/22/01)
The youths allegedly broke through the store's glass front door and stole quantities of consumables, liquor, cigarettes, lottery tickets and prepay phone cards. An unspecified amount of cash was also reportedly stolen. The store had been closed at the time of the burglary...
WATER WONDERS (01/22/01)
The college students volunteered to share the enthusiasm and skills for the pool with local youngsters, who were grouped for instruction based on their experience levels. According to BVU aquatics coach Deb Blanchard, more than 20 university students took part. ...
30 minutes to a healthy life (01/22/01)
"That's a small price to pay for the benefit of reducing your risk for cardiovascular disease," said Rhonda K. Christensen, Buena Vista County Extension Education Director. "Yet, only about 40 percent of adults in Iowa meet this recommendation - 60 percent are either completely sedentary or are less active than recommended."...
Be educated, not embarrassed to call 911 (01/22/01)
These are just a few of the typical reasons why emergency medial treatment often is not sought immediately after the warning signs of heart attack, stroke or sudden cardiac arrest emerge, according to the American Heart Association. "People often down play the importance of the problem they are experiencing or witnessing, think that driving to the hospital is faster than calling for an ambulance or are embarrassed to ask for help," said Rosemary Adam, chair of the American Heart Association's Emergency Cardiac Care Regional Committee. ...
SNOW CLAN (01/22/01)
"My wife gave the family the outfits to put on the snowmen as a Christmas gift. It was her way to make sure we had a family project to work together on," Steve said. The result is stopping traffic, the Hustedts find. ...
Hanover Historical Society gets land, plans for future (01/22/01)
"We're happy to deed it over to the Hanover Historical Society," Hanover historical society president Arlin Hinkeldey said. "It was our initial plan to do so." "This is just one more step in finishing our goal," Lois said. The Hanover Historical Society was organized in 1997 with the specific goal of preserving the remaining buildings of Hanover and the history of the Hanover community. ...
BVR Banquet honors drivers for a successful season (01/22/01)
Track promoters Buzz Patterson and Lori Kline, along with announcer Curtis Sawyer presided over festivities. The awards presentation honored those drivers in the Coca Cola Cruisers, Fitzpatrick Auto Center sponsored IMCA Hobby Stocks, Arnold Motor Supply IMCA Stock Car division and the Larson Oil/Energy Transport/One Stop Shop IMCA Modifieds. Rookie of the Year honors, Most Popular Driver, Best Appearing Car, Crew Chief of the Year and the top drivers in each division were announced...
Courthouse restoration in county's budget plan (01/22/01)
Currently the board is two weeks ahead of where it was last year in the budget process, according to county auditor Karen Strawn. "So far all of the department heads have entered a budget for the board to start looking at," she said. While ahead of schedule, it is still early in the process for the board, which has been meeting with department heads to discuss their budgets over the last two days. ...
3 charged in swan killing (01/22/01)
Three 20-year-old Storm Lake men have been charged with beating a rare trumpeter swan to death in Storm Lake December 17. The swan was hatched and raised as part of the Buena Vista County Swan Restoration Project, and had been released to the wild on the lake last April...
City renews search for a new fire chief (01/22/01)
The hiring process began last year but was suspended after former city administrator Alan Winders resigned. The city decided to wait until a city administrator was selected to begin the selection process again. Department veteran Mike Jones has been acting as fire chief for the past year after longtime chief Ron Wilson retired...
An After-School Revolution (01/22/01)
"You used to see pictures of the bell ringing and kids running out of school," said Ann Mackrill-Wilson, director of Community Education. "But now when the bell rings they're staying." Based on the district middle school's successful Tornado Learning Club, the Early Tornado Academy gives K-4 students at all four public elementaries a chance to get their homework done, do activities and have fun - all in a safe environment. ...
STUNNING SPEECH STUDENTS (01/22/01)
Performing in choral reading were front left to right, Danielle Allen and Christian Hayworth and back left to right, Derek Radke and Justin Walsh. There are 15 students in the choral reading production this year. ...
Study committee discusses district facilities (01/22/01)
Thirty-three community members were present at Monday night's meeting. "We have a great group of people who are bringing many good ideas to share," Maharry said. "We are hopeful that we will make a difference in the community by gaining an acceptance of what we're doing. Our goal is to be as inclusive and open as possible with everyone."...
Stephanie's wish for Disney is granted (01/22/01)
Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded in 1980 and works to grant the wishes of children under the age of 18 who are living with a life-threatening illness. Two and one half years ago, Stephanie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). ALL is 85 percent curable and is the most common form of cancer found in kids...
the Art of Silence (01/22/01)
Students at Storm Lake High School are follower of the craft, and are taking it in new directions. Students Cami Bowers and April DeWall received second place at the State Thespian Convention for their mime about the affects of drunk driving. They will be bringing a new routine to speech contest this year, with "No Strings Attached." Two other students, Beth Julius and Kelly Loucks will be presenting their own "Food for Thought."...
Healthy bites - The secret to diet success starts in the carts (01/22/01)
The promotion of nutrition misinformation has become a multi-billion dollar business. Americans spend more than $30 billion in the weight loss industry every year on diet plans and gimmicks that don't work. There's almost no end to the nutrition tests and treatments, special food and food supplements, pills, gadgets, diets, books and magazines that are produced daily to take advantage of the public's new health and fitness awareness. ...
Girl Scout cookie sales kicks off (01/22/01)
Local Girl Scouts will be offering eight varieties of cookies, including the new Aloha Chips, made of macadamia nuts and white fudge chips. The price per box remains at $3 and payment is not due until delivery between March 12 and March 25. Girl Scouts of Lakota Council participates in this yearly event to help raise money for troop projects and materials, program events, community service projects, volunteer training and support, financial assistance to girls in need for membership dues and event fees, membership extension and to maintain Camp Lakota, a 175-acre camp where girls learn of the out-of-doors, horseback ride and swim.. ...
Divorce recovery workshop set (01/22/01)
This workshop is designed to help people who are currently experiencing a separation/divorce or recovering from a divorce. The workshop, it its beginning, was the joint effort of former Pastor David Swinton and Beverlye Nelson. The workshop will be offered at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church, 211 E. ...
Experts look for future of agriculture (01/22/01)
Jerry Weiss, local ISU swine field specialist, said the future of mid-sized and family-sized farms will hinge on niche marketing and the question of sustainability. "How can we look at our farm operations and how can we market it to bring more profitability?" he asked. It starts not with a blind jump, but knowing the risk of potential changes, according to Weiss...
St. Mary's drops game to Aurelia; AC-T tops Alta (01/22/01)
Aurelia jumped out to a 14-4 lead after the first quarter. The Bulldogs led 29-11 at the halftime break and 42-24 entering the fourth period. Jill Smith added 12 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for Aurelia, now 5-5 in the league and 5-7 overall. Elizabeth Scharton grabbed eight rebounds. Parker charted five steals, while Jipp, Smith and Lindsey Ireland all had three...
BV men, women knock off Coe (01/22/01)
Beyer was fouled after a missed Buena Vista shot and sank both free throws. Coe's last-second shot was no good. Buena Vista trailed by as much as 19 points in the second half before rallying. Nolan Stribe and Nick Winters each finished with 18 points. Beyer added 13 points for the Beavers, now 9-2 in the league and 12-3 overall...
SL boys, girls drop contests to Cherokee (01/22/01)
Cherokee scored the first eight points of the game and held a 17-5 lead in the first period before Storm Lake scored 15 unanswered points to go ahead 20-17 midway through the second quarter. The game was tied at 24-24 at the half. The game was tied at 28-28 early in the third quarter when Cherokee scored 15 unanswered points to take a 43-28 lead in the fourth quarter. The Braves would extend their spurt to 27-2 to grab a 55-30 advantage late in the fourth period...
SL pins Sheldon, falls to Estherville in duals (01/22/01)
Storm Lake suffered a 34-26 setback to Estherville Lincoln Central, but pinned Sheldon 60-18 to finish 5-3 in the conference. "We are happy with our conference finish and I think the kids know we were only two, maybe three matches from being 7-1 and in second alone instead of sharing third," Storm Lake coach Ty Seaman said...
Knights take showdown (01/22/01)
Newell-Fonda jumped out to a 27-17 lead after the first quarter and the Mustangs led 33-28 at the half. Pomeroy-Palmer, however, led 44-39 heading into the fourth period. Wade Brower scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Mustangs, now 9-2 in the league and 9-2 overall. Brandon Kies had 12 points and six rebounds, while Jon Grote had eight points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals...
SLHS Jazz Band, fresh off contest trail, to appear in community concert (01/22/01)
During the first phase of the competition, three judges listened to the performance and then gave written and cassette evaluations of each band before assigning a divisional rating. Overall ratings are based on a scale of I to V, with a Division I classified as a superior rating. The SLHS band received two Division I and one Division II ratings...
Marathon to Marathon registration opens (01/22/01)
Last year, there were 374 entries from 26 states and one foreign country. There were 174 marathon runners, 19 relay teams and 105 5K run/walk entries. The starting gun will sound at 6 a.m. in front of the Storm Lake High School. The 26.2 mile race course is on country blacktop roads and is described as flat, fast and friendly. ...
St. Mary's Ball and Charity Auction invitations hope to reach 2,500 supporters (01/22/01)
Invitations to the ball and auction were mailed this week to parishioners, alumni, grandparents, employees and friends of St. Mary's. "We're very excited at the prospect of reaching everyone in the parish, all the alumni, as well as our past supporters," noted Grace Ivey, who is chairing this event with husband, Dr. Troy Ivey...
Author to present Writer's Seminar (01/22/01)
This seminar is for anyone who is interested in writing children's books, books of fiction or non-fiction, magazine articles, short stories, personal experiences, poetry, songs, scripts, religious works, textbooks and other works. Topics that will be presented will include selecting a great manuscript idea; sharpening your writing skills; completing the manuscript; copyrighting the manuscript; locating the right publisher; writing a query letter; income potential and how to get started and keep going.. ...
Sprint car Hall of Fame gears up for film festival, historical forums (01/22/01)
The activities will get underway on Friday, Feb. 2 on the second floor of the museum with several historical presentations. The first of several one-hour talks are a first-year addition and are sparking a lot of interest from across the state of Iowa...
Hidden treasures in your attic and garage (01/22/01)
Items need not be rare or worth a lot of money to be important to the museum. The value lies in their ability to reveal the history of the area. Most times the items with the least value have played the most important part in our ancestors' everyday lives. Things earlier generations took for granted, such as tools, letters, everyday clothing, toys and games, are usually those that now offer the most hints into our history...
Frontier Days to explore 'How the West Was Fun' (01/22/01)
This year's Frontier Days celebration will be held on June 1-3 in Fort Dodge. Frontier Days entertainers and activities will center on the old west and will be an all out western affair. The central steering committee is committed to making this year's Frontier Days larger with more entertainment and fun than ever before...
Youth art on display at Winter Central Show (01/22/01)
Elementary student works include marker designs by first graders Tyler Kopfmann and Bryon Xayadeth; construction paper compositions by second graders K.J. Besch and Josie Chong; oil pastels by third graders Hope Baker and Jamie Cords and oil pastels by fourth graders Jake Besch, Nicole Heath, Pagy Phosy and Katy Shevel...
Northwest Internet Services expands class schedule (01/22/01)
The class will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and the cost is $20 per person. The class is designed to review beginning Internet topics and areas covered in detail will include downloading, instant chats, chat rooms, message boards and auctions. Northwest Internet Services also offers on-site training for individuals or businesses who would like the Microsoft Office User Specialist to come to their home or business...
MidAmerican credit will help ease customer bills (01/22/01)
The company is also encouraging customers who are unable to do so to assign their credit to the I CARE program, which helps low income individuals pay their heating bills. The accelerated credit proposal, filed recently with the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB), results from an innovative regulatory pricing plan agreed to by MidAmerican, the Office of Consumer Advocate and other interested parties in 1997. ...
SL Chamber of Commerce names award nominees (01/22/01)
The winners will be announced at the annual Chamber of Commerce awards banquet next Wednesday. There are five categories including Business Person of the Year, New Business of the Year, Business Improvement of the Year, Customer Service of the Year and Chamber Involvement...
Retirement planning program to be held in Sac City (01/22/01)
Sac County Extension is offering a free three-part workshop in which participants will assess their own financial preparations for retirement and develop a plan to work toward their retirement goals. Information on making investment decisions, with or without professional assistance, will be covered at a level appropriate for beginning investors and those with moderate levels of investing experience...
Malcom named site manager of the year by Rural Development (01/22/01)
Malcom has served as the site manager for Paradise Park Apartments in Storm Lake for two years. During that time she has increased the occupancy to 98 percent. "Diane has literally turned the project around with her dedication," said Rhonda DeVries of Park Avenue Management. Malcom takes great pride in preparing the apartments for rent as well as addressing maintenance issues and caring for the concerns of the tenants...
Arthur Ellwanger (01/22/01)
Pallbearers are Dennis Ellwanger, Terry O'Rourke, Dwight Ellwanger, Melvin A. Faber, Alan Ellwanger and Donald Schuler. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Sac City. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home of Newell is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Ellwanger died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001, at the Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake...
Kermit Buntrock (01/22/01)
Visitation will be held after 2 p.m. today with the family present from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Burial will be at Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. Fratzke Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Buntrock passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, at a retirement home in New Bern, N.C., where he had made his home since last July...
Russell Roberts (01/22/01)
Pallbearers were members of the Sioux Rapids Volunteer Fire Department. Honorary pallbearers were Wes Bernard, Marc Bertness, Larry Mills, Don Yungbluth, Rob Henderson, Dave Huntley, Gary Edwardson, John Thompson, Bob Reno, Dick Vail, Troy Clapp, Darrell Brugman and Carl Miller...
Arthur Buchholz (01/22/01)
Casketbearers were Curtis Endreson, David Endreson, Michael Endreson, Tracy Endreson, Jeremy Hill and Mark Kuball. Honorary casketbearers were Tara Girard, Aneko Kuball and Jana Endreson. Burial was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Storm Lake. Mr. Buchholz passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, at his home in Storm Lake...
Monte Gross (01/22/01)
Mr. Gross died Jan. 7 in Sharpsburg. The Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home of Peach Tree City, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Gross was born Aug. 22, 1954 in Storm Lake. He was a graduate of Sioux Rapids High School. He is survived by his wife Kathleen L. ...
Police ask public's help to solve sexual assault (01/22/01)
A 25-year old student at the university reported that a man knocked on her dorm room in Swope Hall last Sunday at 6:30 p.m. When she opened the door, the subject came into her room and sexually assaulted her while holding a knife on her. The victim suffered two cuts during the attack from what was believed to be a small, dull knife...
Holstein man sentenced to 227 months (01/22/01)
Ehler received a prison term of 227 months, after previously entering a plea of guilty to the charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. At the plea hearing, Ehler admitted that during the course of the conspiracy, he and others jointly participated in the distribution of over 10 pounds of methamphetamine between the summer of 1997 through January 1998...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (01/22/01)
ACCIDENTS An accident happened in the Wal-Mart parking lot, 1280 North Lake Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. last Friday. A 1995 Mercury, driven by Donna Hays, 23, of Albert City, was parking in the parking lot when a 1990 Buick, driven by Delfino Vargas, 30, of Storm Lake, struck the Hays vehicle. Damages were estimated at $400 to the Hayes vehicle and $100 to Vargas vehicle...
Sac City man faces drug charges after traffic stop (01/22/01)
When officers made contact with the driver, Leonard Weimer of Sac City, they detected a strong suspicious odor coming from the vehicle. Following a search of the car, police uncovered material which is used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Weimer was also carrying a dangerous weapon and placed under arrest...
PILOT EDITORIAL - Child abuse staffing: politics as usual? (01/22/01)
In light of the recent finding that Iowa's ratio of child protection workers to the number of cases of abuse reports is twice the acceptable maximum standard recommended by the Child Welfare League of America, there is no time for politics as usual in Iowa on this subject...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Let swan killer punishment fit the crime (01/22/01)
I feel that these "so called" BVU students, as well as others, are guests in our community and should act appropriately or be punished accordingly. Making these boys pay a fine would probably punish their parents. I feel they should also spend the summer helping to restore wetlands and maybe, just maybe, they will realize how much work and hope that has gone into the restoration of the beautiful trumpeter swan program...