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Stories from Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Deadline nearing for scholarships (01/30/01)
Buena Vista County Farm Bureau will be giving three scholarships this year to high school seniors in the amounts of $500, $400 and $300. The Iowa Farm Bureau will be presenting a total of 54 $1,000 scholarships. The IFBF scholarships are available to both high school seniors as well as those currently in college...
Local students awarded scholarships (01/30/01)
Karin Elizabeth Borke, a junior fine arts major has received the Roland T. Beard and the Dorris Fair-Myrtle Fair Carey scholarships. She is the daughter of Mary Johnson of Storm Lake. Jason Michael Plagman, son of Rod and Charlene Plagman of Storm Lake and a freshman college of liberal arts and science major, received the Greater University Fund and the John W. Rader scholarships...
Scholarship honors memory of Galva farmer (01/30/01)
The Tim Higgins Memorial Scholarship will aid a student planning to enroll in an Iowa Lakes Community College agricultural program. Mr. Higgins had been a farmer since 1985 in the Galva area prior to a fatal accident. His wife Teri, father John and his brothers Paul and Jim are establishing this scholarship to not only honor Tim's memory, but to show his love for farming - what he felt was "a great way of life." It is also Tim's chance to give back to agriculture by providing an opportunity for an Iowa Lakes Community College student to further his/her education.. ...
Rembrandt Enterprises takes flight (01/30/01)
"They're doing well. Everything is coming off without a hitch," said Darrel Rettig, general manager of Rembrandt Enterprises. "There's a few bugs in the equipment here and there, but you'll always have that with new equipment." While chicks will be hatched at a different facility, they will be transported to Rembrandt Enterprises to be raised in the pullet houses. As the chicks reach maturity, they will be transported to the laying facility...
BV students trace how cars have changed U.S. society (01/30/01)
"In a larger sense, the automobile was changing the community and family dynamic," said Dr. Kline Capps, BVU professor of education. Most notably, the auto conquered distance. "Instead of people sitting on porches visiting with their neighbors, people got in their vehicle and took a ride," Capps said...
Celebrate Diversity (01/30/01)
"The Civil Rights era gave us laws, but it didn't really show us how to live together - we still have to figure that one out," said Frank Tribble of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. He said Americans will move towards inclusiveness as they learn to appreciate diversity...
ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE (01/30/01)
Berg and dean of students Rob Klinkenfus were two of many staffers taking turns in the messy pie-throwing booth at the St. Mary's Carnival, a popular fundraising event for the school...
ISU plays best game under worse conditions (01/30/01)
The Cyclones struggled with their emotions the day after 10 people, including two Oklahoma State basketball players, died in a plane crash while returning from a game in Colorado. "It was far more than a somber day. I didn't sleep last night," Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy said. "I'm personally probably closer to the Oklahoma State program than I am with any other program in the conference. I cried a little bit, cried a lot. It's amazing...
BV teams whip William Penn (01/30/01)
Buena Vista shot 52 percent in the first half in building a 46-17 lead at the break. The Beavers shot 60 percent in the second half in outscoring the Statesmen 55-39. Buena Vista finished the game 31 of 55 for 56 percent. William Penn was 25 of 59 for 42 percent...
St. Mary's routs Sac City, Newell-Fonda cruises (01/30/01)
St. Mary's jumped out to a 20-9 lead after the first quarter, 42-21 at the half and 53-35 entering the fourth period. Thirteen players scored in the game. Ryan Rust and Eric Drey scored seven points apiece. Kyle Drey grabbed 14 rebounds, while Wordekemper added seven. Joey McCollum had five for the Panthers, now 7-6 in the league and 7-8 overall...
SM girls knock off Sac City by one point (01/30/01)
Sac City held an 11-8 lead after the first quarter, 19-13 at halftime and it was tied 24-24 at the end of the third period. Kassie Drey made a pair of free throws down the stretch in the fourth quarter to help the Panthers. Jill Kestel and Steph Raulie scored 10 points apiece, while Drey added eight. Megan Kestel cleared 14 rebounds and Jill Kestel grabbed 13...
Historical Society in need of items (01/30/01)
The museum would appreciate receiving work clothes from any time period, including bibs, chambray shirts, house dresses, aprons and most of all, children's clothing; usable lumber, especially 2 x 4's; a small table saw; paint, preferably latex (white is good but any color will work); movie memorabilia, posters, film, cameras, tickets; pictures; clothes storage closets (the kind moving companies use will work); men's or women's uniforms; aluminum Christmas tree, a colored light wheel; an old crank-up canvas awning like what they used for downtown stores; office supplies and items.. ...
Winter Dance Party approaching (01/30/01)
"Business-wise I probably make as much in that three- to-four-day period as I do in the whole month of January," said Randy Looper, owner of the Lake Country Inn. The Winter Dance Party started in 1979 as a time for fans to gather at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake and remember and honor the music of Buddy Holly, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Ritchie Valens...
Deer Classic features 32 top whitetail 'freaks' (01/30/01)
When it comes to interesting whitetails, there are two kinds that turn hunters on - Monsters and Freaks. While legendary whitetails typically tour North America with some of the largest, most famous trophy bucks in the world - this year they are bringing their freaks to the classic - 32 of them to be exact in a 100 foot long display, featuring some of the most unique, interesting, twisted and bizarre racks ever seen...
Legendary jazz pianist warms up Valentine's Day (01/30/01)
Get in the romantic mood for Valentine's Day with this concert of jazz classics. Minnesota native Butch Thompson came to the national fame during his 12 year run with A Prairie Home Companion on public radio. But for much longer he has been known around the world as a traditional jazz master whose command of the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller and Scott Joplin is unsurpassed. ...
Janice Rowe (01/30/01)
Janice K., the daughter of Clyde and Helen (Kern) Coppock, was born Nov. 17, 1945, in LeMars. She graduated from LeMars High School in 1964 and Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. On Dec. 18, 1993, she married Stanley Rowe. She is survived by one son Bill Bates of Schaller; two daughters: Kim Scott of Dubuque and Suzanne Jackson of Kansas City, Mo; her mother and step-father Helen and Adrian Kale of Puntagorda, Fla.; one step-daughter Alexis Rowe of Topeka, Kan.; one brother Darrell Coppock and three grandchildren.. ...
Svend Poulsen (01/30/01)
Visitation will be held after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Newell. Mr. Poulsen passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, at the Newell Good Samaritan Center. Svend Aage, the son of Martin and Margarete (Madsen) Poulsen, was born Aug. 23, 1910, in Ribe, Denmark...
Curtis Haroldson (01/30/01)
Pallbearers were Steven Jessen, Joshua Jessen, Richard Nelson, John Nelson, Lance Raglan and Burdette Burrell. Honorary bearers were Dr. Quenten Sundberg, Bob Brostad, Carol Fries, Leonard Anderson, Floyd Mangold, Wayne Rogne, Lee Helle, Marvin Anderson and Wes Huffman...
Vera Andersen (01/30/01)
Mrs. Andersen passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Cherokee Villa Retirement Home in Cherokee, where she had been a resident since Sept. 14, 2000. The Wharton-Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of the arrangements. Vera Caroline, the daughter of Theodore and Edna (Ohlson) Nordstrom, Sr., was born May 8, 1911, in Diamond Township, south of Aurelia...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Let us have a little fun in life (01/30/01)
My son-in-law (bless his young energetic heart) evidently grew tired of watching me wither away in my leather Lazy Boy and double/triple dared me to join him on the Little Sioux River Poker Run that your article mentioned. As I don't own a snowmobile, he even offered to provide me with a "sled," helmet and a snazzy lime green and black go-fast (gotta look good) coat. Bear in mind I haven't been on one of these guided missiles for over 20 years. Did I mention it was 130 miles round trip?...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Staying the course in SLADC effort (01/30/01)
It would be easy for Storm Lake to give up on the effort and the expense of SLADC. It would also be the wrong thing to do. Perhaps now more than ever, it is time for the community to get behind its development group, the city and county officials who fund it, and the volunteers who guide it...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Help on the heat bills (01/30/01)
Senator Mary Lou Freeman notes that she filed a bill to do away with sales tax on utilities way back in the first session of her first term and was shot down without even a debate. Public opinion in the wake of those December heat bills has apparently changed the legislature's point of view...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - No checkoff, brighter future (01/30/01)
It was a tough fought victory of monumental proportions, akin to David killing Goliath, that culminated a three and a half year effort launched by the Campaign for Family Farms - a coalition of state-based farm groups that my group, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, is a part of...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Killing swan, hurting children (01/30/01)
My son is a member of the fifth grade class at Newell-Fonda who spent MONTHS saving pennies and raising money to adopt the swans. The students were so excited about this project. It was fun, very rewarding and for an excellent cause. These kids worked long and hard to raise the money to adopt the swans. Can you imagine what pain these kids are feeling due to this senseless act of violence?...