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Stories from Tuesday, February 6, 2001

City readies to expand on LakeTrail, annexes Sunrise Park and Gateway (02/06/01)
The project will replace the current 4-foot sidewalk with an 8-foot sidewalk along that path, as well as add sidewalk by Circle Park to connect it with the sidewalk on Grand Avenue. The city received a grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation to help fund the project. The total project is estimated at $110,000, with approximately $88,000 being fund through the grant. The city will match that with $22,000. Engineering costs to Kuehl and Payer are additional and will cost $15,600...
One-man Vaudeville act entertains middle school (02/06/01)
Styled as an old-time Vaudeville show, "Showcase" celebrated the dawn of the 20th Century in America. The performance featured the incomparable humor of Mark Twain, the dynamic oratory of Teddy Roosevelt and the moving poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar...
BVU professor condenses millions of years into three-week Ultimate History course (02/06/01)
That would be Physics Professor Steve Tonsfeldt. In case you're wondering, there is reasoning behind his apparent madness. You see, in Professor Tonsfeldt's Ultimate History Course, it's theme day. The next logical question might be, why is a physics professor even teaching a history course?...
Cherokee County Ag Show to be held next week (02/06/01)
Over 50 exhibitors are expected to be on hand at this year's Ag Show, many being ag based businesses. Three speakers will be addressing those in attendance , the first being members from the Little Sioux Corn Processors, who will present an ethanol plant update at 10:30 a.m. ...
Eight SL students named to BVU Dean's List (02/06/01)
The Storm Lake students include Suzette Loats, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Loats; Dep Baccam-Ung; Bonnie Bonebrake; Tammy Brophy; Crystal Cook; Cheryl Eddie; Rick Lundy and Brian Rickards. Baccam-Ung, Brophy, Cook, Eddie and Richards received perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the two terms...
Putting 'class' into community college athletics (02/06/01)
Away from home, away from the watchful eye of mom and dad, college students of all kinds will sometimes take advantage and sleep past that 8 a.m. date with learning. That's as sure as football in the fall. But for college students who are also college athletes, going to class is more necessary than going to practice, at least that's the view taken by Iowa Central Community College coaches, because if you don't do one, you don't do the other. ...
HOT MIX (02/06/01)
Warmer conditions Monday gave them a window of opportunity to attack some of the worst areas on the controversial street. State officials are offering the City of Storm Lake ownership of the street, the former Highway 71 North, but city officials say they will refuse to accept it in its current condition...
Crime takes a nosedive (02/06/01)
By DANA LARSEN Pilot-Tribune Editor Crime declined in Storm Lake for the third consecutive year in 2000, according to the annual statistical report released by the Storm Lake Police Department Monday. Burglary, assaults, vandalism, child abuse and other key areas all saw sizeable drops from the preceding year...
RAGBRAI pedals home to Storm Lake (02/06/01)
RAGBRAI, the great bicycle marathon across Iowa, will return to its roots by making Storm Lake its first overnight host in the XXIV event, flooding the lakefront with up to 20,000 riders and perhaps 30,000 people total. The very first RAGBRAI, in 1973, tapped Storm Lake as its first host city. That year, what would become the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa was referred to simply as "the great six-day bike ride."...
Now's the time to apply for college financial aid packages (02/06/01)
College-bound students have been spending many of the previous months considering and evaluating their college choices. The next step in the process - filing for financial aid - is often the most important one. Leanne Valentine, director of financial assistance at Buena Vista University, reminds students and parents that an early application can maximize financial aid eligibility. ...
Hoglot study claims no risk to Iowa health (02/06/01)
But that does not mean the Iowa Department of Public Health is ready to say that there are no problems, Director Stephen Gleason said Thursday. Charles Barton, the state's toxicologist, reviewed studies conducted on large livestock feedlots and the problems of odor and water contamination...
SL native to lead L-M schools (02/06/01)
Wright has been the secondary school principal since 1996. Wright also serves as technology coordinator for the Laurens-Marathon Community School District. Wright is a graduate of St. Mary's High School and Buena Vista College in Storm Lake. He received his master's degree in Administration from Drake University and will receive his Iowa Superintendent endorsement in the summer of 2001 from the University of Northern Iowa...
GOP turns up the heat on Vilsack over utility bill relief (02/06/01)
"Iowans are going to be pretty cold this winter if the governor has a cold heart and vetoes that," House Majority Leader Christopher Rants said. Soaring natural gas prices and frigid temperatures this winter have driven up Iowans' utility bills. The issue has supplanted others as the dominant concern of legislators during the early weeks of the session...
Unraveling of a killing (02/06/01)
"There was a guy in front of me with a weird look on his face... a look of shock. The whole front of his shirt was just like red." - Witness Nick Smith The trial of Rene Zarate, 17, of Storm Lake, started this week at the Buena Vista County Courthouse. Zarate is accused of murdering 47-year-old Jorge Ramos to death, stabbing him approximately 50 times...
A hot time on the frozen lake tonight (02/06/01)
A large fireworks show, the Wild Women of Okoboji contest, ATV Challenge, chili cook-off and lots of winter Olympic-style games for all ages completed the events and cured the cabin fever of hundreds of northwest Iowans...
Daffodil Days helps raise cancer awareness (02/06/01)
To help mark the coming spring the American Cancer Society of Storm Lake is kicking off the 18th Annual Daffodil Days. People are able to purchase daffodils to help raise awareness of cancer and support cancer research. Daffodil Days is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society to help fund research and educational programs...
Snyder named St. Mary's Volunteer of the Year during Catholic Schools Week (02/06/01)
Snyder received a plaque and Principal Kathleen Hansen explained that Snyder "Goes over and above what is asked of her." She devotes her time whenever she is asked and when she sees a need. Hansen said volunteers are the backbone of the programs at St. Mary's. She said, "Even if you aren't receiving an award today, you are appreciated."...
Changes can heal your heart (02/06/01)
"Fatty streaks in the arterial walls have been found in 5-year-olds," said Rhonda K. Christensen, BV County Extension Education Director. "In the transition to adulthood, such streaks can become cholesterol-rich plaques with the potential to block arteries. Genetics, high-fat low-fiber diets, excessive weight and smoking accelerate that progression. The result is a heart attack, if the blood flow is interrupted to the heart, or a stroke, if the blood flow is blocked in the brain."...
Farm Bureau commemorates Food Check-Out Day on Feb. 7 (02/06/01)
As a result, Buena Vista County Farm Bureau is celebrating Feb. 7 as Farm Bureau's Food Check-Out Day. Last year, Food Check-Out Day fell on Feb. 9. However, according to the latest statistics compiled by the Agriculture Department's (USDA's) Economic Research Service, American families and individuals currently spend, on average, just 10.4 percent of their disposable personal income for food. That percentage is down from last year's figure of 10.9 percent...
Rural water eyes BV for rapid expansion (02/06/01)
ISU Extension officer Kris Kohl for Buena Vista County said rural water is typically brought in when an area has poor water quality and wants to improve - which is not necessarily the case this year. "We are at this point fairly dry," Kohl said. "The county in general has been blessed with fairly good water quality."...
Chautauqua Shelter gets $190,000 in renovations (02/06/01)
The city has been working with the Paxton Family Trust for over a year now on plans to fix up the park shelter. The Trust helped fund a study as well as plans and specifications for the remodeling project. Council members were hesitant yesterday to authorize proceeding with the project, however, when it learned the city would solely fund the project...
Galloway rejoins Hawkeye basketball team (02/06/01)
The addition of Galloway, a shooting guard from Sioux City, would help compensate for the loss of Luke Recker. Recker, who leads the team in scoring and 3-pointers, could be lost for the season with a fractured kneecap. Galloway said his back began to feel better last month. Point guard Dean Oliver encouraged him to return to the team...
SL girls drop contest to No. 11 Estherville (02/06/01)
The Midgets led 35-18 at halftime and 58-24 after three periods of play. Lindsey Fredricksen and Jenny Woodford scored eight points apiece to lead Storm Lake. Molly Daniels added seven. Fredricksen, Lori Sorenson and Billie Blanchard had four rebounds apiece, while Malay Bouaphakeo charted four steals and Brooke Overturf three...
SL pins BC-IG in season finale (02/06/01)
Wiley won by pin in 5 minutes, 23 seconds at 112 pounds, while Brown won by pin in 3:23 at 145. Beal stuck his opponent in 4:37 at 160, while Hoeppner needed 3:30 to win by pin at 275 pounds. Pete Harder won by decision 6-3 at 130, as did Matt Gervais 8-5 at 140. Jared Ponsor won 5-3 at 152 pounds, while Ben Strandberg was a 16-10 winner by decision at 189...
Wartburg takes rematch with BV (02/06/01)
The win gives Wartburg a two-game lead over second place Coe and Buena Vista. The Knights are 14-1 in the league, while Coe is 12-3 and Buena Vista 13-4. Wartburg and Coe had five league games remaining while the Beavers have just three. Buena Vista held Wartburg to 38 percent shooting in the first half to take a 32-28 lead at the break. The Knights, however, caught fire by shooting 64 percent in the second half and outscoring the Beavers 50-35. Buena Vista shot 41 percent in the second half...
BV wins four matches in Duals (02/06/01)
The Beavers, ranked 18th in this week's NCAA Division III national poll, defeated Simpson 35-7, Dana College 31-15, Cornell College 47-4 and Northwestern College 44-3. Jamie Taxted, Mark Van Beek, Will Graves, Aaron Loewens and Dax Doran won all four of their respective matches...
Pan-American Steel Band to appear at SLHS (02/06/01)
The performance and workshops will help students develop an understanding of the various instruments and sounds of exotic cultures from around the world. The Steel Band performs on steel drums, which are actually 55-gallon oil barrels that have been carefully crafted into tuned musical instruments. ...
One-man play to appear at Sanford (02/06/01)
Mulligan takes over the role of Grant Wood and chats with the audience about his life and how he changed the art world forever with his work. This event is partially funded by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Admission is free and refreshments will be served...
Clay classes to be held (02/06/01)
In this class, Sandy Meighan will instruct students to learn the basics of hand and wheel techniques. Texture and shapes will also be discussed and imagination encouraged. Students should bring a sack lunch. On Monday, Feb. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m., an elementary clay class will be held with an emphasis of learning about the properties of clay and learning various hand building techniques...
Cherokee County Pheasants Forever banquet planned (02/06/01)
The fund raising event will take place at the Western Iowa Tech Conference Center on Saturday, March 17, 2001. "We're expecting lots of people at this year's banquet," said Perrin. "We'll have a wide range of prizes and auction items - from guns to limited edition art. It will be a great time and the result will be increased funding to assist Cherokee County wildlife projects."...
Sac City native to exhibit landscape paintings (02/06/01)
The show included 36 paintings depicting Midwest landscapes and city scapes created with oilstick, acrylic and pastel paints. These paintings are her impressions of the farmlands and city buildings found in the Midwest and her Iowa hometown of Sac City...
Floyd Kallmer (02/06/01)
Pallbearers were Tim Kallmer, Brent Humburg, Josh Kallmer, Jim Faust, Brent Kallmer and Bob Lovstad. Honorary bearers were Bill Roggow, Claude Thompson, Dr. Robert Mailliard, Rollin Sievers, Bill Johnson and Jerry Seiler. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Storm Lake. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
A. Edwin Carlberg (02/06/01)
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Grace Lutheran Church, with Rev. Arthur Thorstensen officiating. Burial was at Woodland Hills Cemetery. Woodland Hills Funeral Home and Chapel of Mankato, Minn. were in charge of the arrangements...
Paul Jenness (02/06/01)
Mr. Gregg Johnson will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service. There will also be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. today at the church. Burial will be in the Afton Township Cemetery in rural Cherokee. The Boothby Funeral Home of Cherokee is in charge of the arrangements...
Marjorie Reineking (02/06/01)
Pallbearers were Duane Hornor, Lynn Nehring, Lloyd Danielson, Allan Wenell, Lynn Wenell and Tom Clausen. Burial was in Varina Cemetery. Sliefert Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Reineking passed away Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at the Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake...
Verna Wilson (02/06/01)
Burial will be in Newell Cemetery. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home of Newell is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Wilson passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at the Newell Good Samaritan Center. Verna Edna, the daughter of John and Anna (Just) Schumann, was born March 30, 1908, in Varina. She was baptized and confirmed at the German Methodist Church in rural Varina. She received her education in the Coon Township school...
Geri Nesbitt (02/06/01)
Burial will be in Newell Cemetery. Powers Funeral Home of Pocahontas is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home in Pocahontas. Mrs. Nesbitt passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at her home in Newell...
Ron Johnson (02/06/01)
Casketbearers were Dan Benz, Steve Borer, Steve Johnson, Doug Kremmin, Ron Peters and Chris Thurk. Honorary casketbearers were the Cargill managers and their wives, all former employees and customers. The Anderson Schmidt Funeral Home of Windom was in charge of the arrangements...
George Wadsworth (02/06/01)
Burial was in Storm Lake Cemetery with military rites conducted by Alta VFW Post No. 6172. The Barker Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Wadsworth died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001, at Olon Hospital in Santa Clara, Calif. George Ernst, the son of Frank Walter and Olga Lucia (Penkwitt) Wadsworth, was born Aug. 16, 1914, in Alta...
Beth Warford (02/06/01)
Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home of Grundy Center was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Warford passed away Thursday, Feb. 1, 2001, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City during stem cell treatment for cancer...
Becky Weber (02/06/01)
Burial was in the Ayrshire Cemetery. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Weber passed away suddenly Tuesday noon, Jan. 30, 2001, while having lunch with a special friend. She had been diagnosed with auto-immune scleroderma...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (02/06/01)
ACCIDENTS A hit and run accident occurred sometime between 5 p.m. last Friday and 6:30 a.m. last Saturday in the 100 block of East 7th Street when the Iowa Office Supply building was struck by an unknown vehicle which left the scene. Damage to the exterior wall and shelving inside the building was estimated at $900...
Arthur man sentenced on meth, gun charges (02/06/01)
Norris pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of Zion Lutheran School in Denison and carrying or using firearms during a drug trafficking crime. A special assessment of $200 was also imposed and under the federal system, there is no parole...
Wall Lake man arrested on drug charges (02/06/01)
The driver, identified as Gary Hammer of Wall Lake, was taken into custody after police located a quantity of marijuana and some drug paraphernalia that belonged to him. Hammer was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Offense, a class D felony, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor and Driving While Revoked...
Man arrested for tampering with car at Hy-Vee (02/06/01)
The victim reported he left his vehicle unlocked and running while he went into Hy-Vee. When he left the store, he observed a subject reaching into the driver's door and shifting the vehicle into reverse and allowing the vehicle to roll across the parking lot unattended. The victim then ran after his vehicle and was able to get in it and stop it prior to any damage occurring. The victim then chased the suspect and secured a vehicle description and license number...
Varina man arrested after disturbance at Wal-Mart (02/06/01)
Police learned a subject, identified as John Maneman, 36, of Varina, had been riding in a car with some minors and had purchased some alcohol for them. It was also determined Maneman had touched one of the female minors on the chest and made lewd comments towards her. When the vehicle arrived at the Wal-Mart parking lot, an argument ensued between Maneman and one of the males in the car. Maneman then spit on the male subject and struck him in the face with his fist...
Operation Impact arrests 6 in SL fake-ID operation (02/06/01)
The investigation, Operation Impact, is in connection with the use of illegal driver's licenses to obtain alcoholic beverages within the city of Storm Lake and elsewhere. On Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, Storm Lake Police executed a search warrant at 420 Otsego Street. Police seized various items from the residence, including a computer hard drive and other evidence connected to the manufacturing of false driver's licenses...
Lakeside teen arrested for bomb threat (02/06/01)
He was charged with Making a Bomb Threat, a class D felony after he allegedly made the statement during school that he knew how to make a bomb and he would use it to blow up the Storm Lake Middle School. A staff member alerted authorities to the threat...