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Stories from Thursday, January 25, 2001

Activities slated for Catholic Schools Week (01/25/01)
Catholic Schools Week will officially get underway with weekend masses on Jan. 27 and 28 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Student groups will lead the music at each service. At the 10 a.m. mass, St. Mary's High School alumnus Pat Hoye will offer a reflection of Catholic education. Hoye is a 1978 graduate and currently serves as lieutenant for the Iowa State Patrol based out of the Spencer office...
Semi collides with pickup at SR (01/25/01)
Curtis Haroldson, 88, of Spencer, was stopped on C-13 at the intersection with Highway 71 across from Sioux Central school. At the same time a semi driven by Niel Triggs, 24 of Estherville, was southbound on Highway 71. Haroldson pulled away from the stop sign to turn north onto 71 when the semi collided with his pickup...
Vaudeville comes to life in one-man show at SL Middle School (01/25/01)
Styled as an old-time Vaudeville show, "Showcase" celebrates the dawn of the 20th century in America. The performance will feature the incomparable humor of Mark Twain, the dynamic oratory of Teddy Roosevelt and the moving poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar. This unique, one-man presentation will be performed by professional actor Neil Spencer...
Grassley herds bill on meatpackers back into U.S. Senate (01/25/01)
The bill would amend the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921 as an attempt to control consolidation in the meatpacking industry. The bill is co-sponsored by Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota, and is supported by Senators Tom Daschle of South Dakota and Craig Thomas of Wyoming...
Culver to speak with SL middle school students (01/25/01)
Secretary Culver will invite students to join the Iowa Student Political Awareness Club (ISPAC). ISPAC is a free, nonpartisan organization created by Secretary Culver with the goal of increasing political awareness and participation among young voters...
Carbon monoxide detector malfunctions at AmeriHost Inn (01/25/01)
Firefighters located a carbon monoxide detector alarm activated in the boiler room located on the first floor in the center section of the facility. Firefighters, working in conjunction with personnel from Alliant Energy, determined the alarm was due to a malfunction and there was no danger present to the building...
SLHS Speech Department sends all-time record numbers to state competition (01/25/01)
The 13 Division I ratings is the highest finish the school has ever had and it will send a large contingent to the state contest in Sioux City on Feb. 3. Those receiving Division I ratings include: (A indicates a student is in two Large Group events)...
Porsch named to SL's top business honor (01/25/01)
Mike Porsch, of Ressler Drug, was named Businessperson of the Year. The award considers community involvement as well as professional contributions to the business community. "The customers are the most important people in the business and if you take care of them, everything else will fall into place," Porsch said...
Rural winds of change (01/25/01)
As she begins her 17th year as a Buena Vista County Supervisor, and her fifth go-round as the chairperson of the board, Lorna Burnside pauses to reflect on how the county and rural life has changed, and how it is likely to evolve in the years to come...
'Change the World' (01/25/01)
Though the title of their January interim class was "Change the World," many students at Buena Vista University found that they are the ones doing the changing. "'Changing the world' was a wonderful opportunity to get involved in our community," said Nate Loes, a senior from Hudson, Wisc. "The 4-year-olds I worked with at East School changed my view of the world and I hope I did the same for them."...
Technology adds to high school libraries (01/25/01)
Four new computers have been added to both the high school and the elementary libraries and are proving to be a valuable learning tool since their arrival early this month. The computers are providing students with faster research access and less research time while increasing the amount of student access time. ...
Altatech turns to phone services (01/25/01)
There are currently 325 customers connected to the Altatech Cable TV service, with three or four more signing up each week. The channel selections include most of the same choices as residents have had in the past, with additional channels that were recommended by the programming committee. The Altatech service is offering a quality picture and good service at a comparable price and is proving to meet the needs of its customers...
Building trades home reaches half way point (01/25/01)
The home is being built by the Building Trades class through the League of Schools and has reached the half-way point in its completion. Thirty-four students are taking the Building Trades class this year. Twenty-two of them have been working in the morning session and twelve of them have been working during the afternoon...
Alta continues in 'Pepsi Notes' (01/25/01)
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...
Three Alta men arrested Saturday night in Alta (01/25/01)
When police arrived, they learned the victim, Jose Bustos, and his wife had been assaulted by three young males armed with weapons. Police also discovered Bustos's car had been vandalized. The three individuals involved in the case were identified as Jesus Javier Najera, 19, Reginaldo Medina-Najera, 20 and Jose Benavides, 27, all of Alta. ...
MARVIN AND CINDY WERNIMONT ANNIVERSARY (01/25/01)
An open house and dance will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Alta Community Center. Hosting the event are their children and grandchildren: Cory and Theresa, Sydney and Wesley of Aurelia and Natasha of Sioux Rapids. ...
BVU student participates in 'Dream the Dream' (01/25/01)
Members of the class sponsored "Dream the Dream: A Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration of Service Breakfast" on Monday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The community was welcomed to a free breakfast, which was designed to foster an environment that inspired everyone to unite, celebrate and serve one another...
BV County Hospital to celebrate 50th anniversary, seeks public help (01/25/01)
"We are looking for old stories that people near and far may have about experiences at the hospital, anecdotes about the people who have worked or been patients there, and of course, old photos taken at the hsopital," said Brad Strader, director of the BVCH Foundation. "We are also looking to get in touch with past staff members from doctor to nurses to other workers, and hope to arrange an alumni reunion."...
TARA AND JEFF TALLEY WEDDING (01/25/01)
Parents of the couple are Leo and Judy Ochrymowycz of Eau Claire, Wis. and Jim and July Talley of Black River Falls, Wis. The bride is the granddaughter of Violet Coombs of Alta. Ushers were Chuck Foley and Seth Coombs. Cindy Murphy was the reader...
Newell-Fonda knocks off Alta; AC-T, Wildcats post victories (01/25/01)
Newell-Fonda led 19-11 after the first quarter before extending to a 44-26 halftime lead. It was 72-35 heading into the fourth quarter. Erin Kies scored 15 points and Jenny Scharn 13 for the Mustangs, now 9-3 in the league and 9-5 overall. Ashlea Payne scored 15 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and handed out four assists for Alta, now 3-11 overall. Danielle Allen added 12 points and four steals, while Shandra Walker had 10 points and five steals...
SL girls edge Manson in close game (01/25/01)
Storm Lake, now 3-11 overall, led 13-6 after the first quarter, 24-20 at halftime and 33-32 after three periods. Molly Daniels and Jenny Woodford scored nine points apiece to lead Storm Lake. Malay Bouaphakeo had eight points. Lindsey Fredricksen led the Tornadoes in rebounding with five. Brooke Overturf had four...
No. 1 Knights too much for SM; N-F rolls (01/25/01)
Pomeroy-Palmer jumped out to a 26-8 lead after the first quarter and led 41-26 at the half. It was 54-45 at the end of the third period. Eric Wordekemper led St. Mary's with 15 points. Joe Fitzgerald and Kyle Drey each had 11 points. Drey grabbed six rebounds and Wordekemper five, while Billy Mach handed out four assists and Fitzgerald three. Wordekemper tallied two steals...
Storm Lake boys snap six-game skid, 71-52 (01/25/01)
Storm Lake jumped out to a 16-12 lead after the first quarter and held a 34-28 halftime advantage. It was 49-37 after three periods of play. Rory Fulcher scored 19 points for the Tornadoes, now 2-9 overall. Scott Ellens added 10 points and Bob Blanchard five...
BVU teams easily handle Upper Iowa (01/25/01)
Buena Vista jumped out to a 34-25 halftime lead and outscored the Peacocks 37-31 in the second half despite shooting 30 percent. Buena Vista was 17 of 48 for 35 percent from the field. Upper Iowa was 23 of 63 for 37 percent. The difference in the game was at the free-throw line. Buena Vista made 34 of 43 attempts to Upper Iowa's 5 of 13...
Strandberg, Banuelos win pair of matches by pin for SL (01/25/01)
Storm Lake fell to Woodbury Central 48-27 and tied with MOC-Floyd Valley 34-34. In the first dual, Strandberg won by pin in 2 minutes, 27 seconds at 189 pounds. Banuelos won by pin in 1:32 at 275. Al Keller also won by pin in 5:52 at 160 pounds. Matt Gervais won by technical fall 16-1 at 140 and Matt Nitchals won by major decision 13-1 at 215 pounds...
SLHS cheerleaders to conduct clinic (01/25/01)
Since this is an early dismissal day, the clinic will begin as soon as school dismisses and remain until the performance that evening. Participants will need to bring a sack lunch, however, pizza will be furnished for supper. There will be a performance by the participants during the half time of the girl's varsity home basketball that same evening, scheduled for approximately 7 p.m...
Single Sailors to meet at SL Library (01/25/01)
DJ music will be offered by Mike Ewing from 8 p.m. until midnight. Admission is $8.00. Door prizes and mixer dances are always provided. Any single wanting area information should mail $5.00 to group coordinator Marian Pickhinke at 1017 Raymond Drive in Fort Dodge, 50501 or phone her at 515-955-4156. ...
Tickets on sale for ICCC spring musical (01/25/01)
The Iowa Central music and theatre departments will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic in three performances Feb. 23-24 in the Iowa Central auditorium. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 24. Tickets are $6.00 for students (kindergarten through college) and $8.00 for adults. All seats are reserved...
St. Mary's Ball and Charity Auction offers glittering prizes (01/25/01)
Guests at this year's annual event will have a chance to win a ladies diamond ring for a minimum donation of $25. There will also be a Chest of Chance by Paxton's Jewelry, featuring a diamond ring valued at $749 as part of the ball and auction promotion...
Addressing the real risks of online shopping (01/25/01)
"With so much purchasing of goods and services online, the security of personal information can be easily questioned," said Christensen. ISU Extension is educating consumers about the security and safety of online shopping. Shopping online can be just as easy as shopping at the local department store if some simple precautions are followed, said Christensen. ...
Home loans available through USDA Rural Development (01/25/01)
They offer mortgage loans with interest rates of up to 6.875 percent with no down payment for individuals who are unable to obtain credit through commercial lenders. Families may receive loans through USDA based on their income. For example, a family of four whose income does not exceed $36,250 would be eligible for a direct loan. (You may receive subsidy that will reduce your payments.) The number of persons living in the household determines the income limit...
BVU student from SL spends interim working at Arizona resort (01/25/01)
BVU's January Interim session takes place between the fall and spring semesters and is designed to provide a unique learning experience by allowing students to spend nearly four weeks studying a single topic of interest. The business internship is an intensive work experience related to the student's academic major in business. Students are placed in selected businesses that allow students to become involved in day-to-day operations and gain valuable hands-on experience...
Ida Grove airport improvement project receives recognition (01/25/01)
Constructed in the summer of 2000, this hot mix asphalt resurfacing project resulted in one of the smoothest airport runways or taxiways in Iowa. Receiving recognition for this first place winning project in the Smoothness Awards - Airport Runway Resurfacing Category were the city, contractor's Rohlin Construction Company, Inc. and Engineers Kuehl & Payer, Ltd. of Storm Lake. ...
Cycle demand roars all year long (01/25/01)
"I know our parts department has been busy since October and our service department is just beginning to catch up," sales representative Jeff Schultz said. "We've gone through a huge number of snowmobiles and 4-wheelers this winter. This has really been the best winter in four years for those."...
Top ratings earned by local Super 8 motel (01/25/01)
This quarterly award is given by Super 8 Motels, Inc., to those properties which greatly exceed company standards of cleanliness, service and quality. The Storm Lake Super 8 Motel also received this honor for the first, second and third quarters of 2000...
Violet Peterson (01/25/01)
Pastor Jim Hofman officiated the 10:30 a.m. service. Burial was in Storm Lake Cemetery. Barker Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Peterson died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia. Violet, the daughter of Gustaf and Anna (Larson) Johanson, was born Aug. 18, 1916, in Unityville, S.D. She attended a one room school through eighth grade and finished her high school education at Salem High School in Salem, S.D...
Gerald Smith (01/25/01)
The body was donated to science and inurnment will take place at a later date. There will be no visitation. The Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Odebolt is in charge of professional arrangements. Mr. Smith passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Loring Hospital in Sac City...
R. Marie Wetzel (01/25/01)
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Murray Cemetery in Murray. Rev. John Tunnicliff of the Murray United Methodist Church will officiate the graveside services. Mrs. Wetzel passed away Friday, Jan. 19, 2001, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (01/25/01)
ACCIDENTS An accident happened in the 200 block of West Milwaukee Avenue shortly before 4:45 p.m. last Thursday. A 1992 Dodge, driven by Nazario Flores-Gomez, 43, 718 Walnut Street, Storm Lake, entered onto West Milwaukee Street from a business driveway when a 1999 Ford, driven by Jon Wacha, 27, 401 East Milwaukee Avenue, Storm Lake, was westbound on West Milwaukee Avenue and the vehicles collided. ...
Alta man arrested on forgery charges (01/25/01)
The subject, identified as Oscar Lopez-Segobiana, aka Adam Balderama, 29, of Alta, was arrested and charged with Forgery, a class D felony. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on $9,750.00 cash bond. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - BV should act on swan killing (01/25/01)
These two swans trusted everyone. Anyone could get within five feet of the pair. This is not just a loss to the swan committee but a loss to all citizens of the area. The two swans spent a lot of time by Methodist Manor and Lake Pointe Villa. The residents had hours of enjoyment watching them. My personal opinion is that these swans had no intention of ever leaving the area and the community could have enjoyed years of observing them...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - University's president on swan brutality (01/25/01)
The fact that some of our students are allegedly involved is even more distressing. I join the other members of our community in expressing my heartfelt concern and pledging our continued cooperation with the responsible agencies in this investigation...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Doud message, Pilot coverage were effective (01/25/01)
I was at the program and thought he had an especially good message for everyone. While Mr. Doud finished his presentation by very effectively singing Bob Dylan's "Forever Young," I found Mr. Klett's beginning, interspacing and ending of his story with each verse an especially effective focus on Mr. Doud's message...
PILOT EDITORIAL - A place for Storm Lake in CAT fund (01/25/01)
Storm Lake has made its plan for a Community Diversity Center known to the Vision Iowa people, but has not yet made a formal application for funds. The project is an imaginative combination of recreation (gym, pool, fitness areas) with culture (a performance arena and stage) and a unique twist of ethnic diversity with an exhibit hall, meeting places and programming to encourage and celebrate Storm Lake's diverse inclusive population...