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Stories from Tuesday, February 13, 2001

Nielsen earns Alta's first 100th win mark (02/13/01)
Nielsen has spent the past four years pinning his opponents' shoulders to the mat as he became the first Alta wrestler to reach the 100 victory mark last week. Nielsen reached this milestone at the Laurens tournament and has since added four more victories to his career...
Fire department workshop planned (02/13/01)
The first session is designed to help give current and future fire department leaders the knowledge and confidence to guide their department into the future. During the first session, instruction will be given with the help of the State Fire Marshal Division and the Department of Public Safety. ...
Zarate faces life in prison (02/13/01)
Rene Zarate was found guilty of premeditated, first-degree murder in the May 2, 1999, stabbing death of 47-year-old Jorge Ramos. The jury returned a verdict shortly before noon on Thursday. Throughout the trial and the verdict, Zarate remained somber and sat silently. Zarate, 17, was tried as an adult. He was 15 at the time of the stabbing...
Courthouse gets restorations (02/13/01)
McGill Restoration of Omaha will perform the work, starting at the beginning of the summer. "It calls for the complete restoration of the tuckpointing, general cleaning, masonry repairs and water repellents," said Dewyne Stucnyski, courthouse custodian...
Tax rate unchanged in city's $17 million budget (02/13/01)
Expenditures for the City of Storm Lake will top the $17 million level for the coming fiscal year. The city council met this week to work through the 2001-2002 budget. Expenditures for the 2001-2002 fiscal year total about $17 million, with revenue totaling $16.8 million...
Piano Man (02/13/01)
Bradley Mariska sits down at the piano in Edson Hall at Buena Vista University and begins to effortlessly play. With no sheet music in front of him, Mariska coaxes out a variety of different styles, switching smoothly from one genre to the next. This week, Mariska was rewarded when his semi-improvisatory style of music was released on CD. ...
The darker side of sun tanning (02/13/01)
Understand the longterm risks and guidelines of tanning before you hit the tan bed. According to experts, tanning indoors damages the healthy skin because indoor tanning devices emit ultraviolet rays. Tanning occurs when the skin produces additional pigment to protect itself against burn from ultraviolet rays. Overexposure to these rays can cause wrinkling of the skin, light-induced skin rashes and increase the chances of skin cancer...
Scholarship program available for cancer survivors (02/13/01)
The scholarships are available to young people who are cancer survivors. Jean Anderson, Cancer Contro/Patient Services specialist for the American Cancer Society explains, "individuals are elgible to apply for the scholarships if they meet the following guidelines:...
Kiwanis Beavers to help organizations raise money (02/13/01)
"Long ago we realized our strength in raising money was not in selling tickets, it was in making cakes and sausages. We let the group that wants to raise the money sell tickets, then we do the rest," Requist said. Treasurer Stille said, "The group working with us sends us a check for $60 or 10 percent of the money raised and keeps the rest." Secretary Robinson said he likes the system because it makes it easy for him to let other Kiwanis Beavers know how much money was raised and gives him numbers for his monthly reports to Kiwanis International. ...
Area students participate in teaching program (02/13/01)
They include Jeffrey Brennan, Storm Lake, a senior majoring in biology; Sara Carlson, Storm Lake, a senior majoring in English; Ana Davis, daughter of Paul and Janine Davis of Lakeside, a senior majoring in elementary education and Kirsten Doebel, daughter of Tim Holden, Storm Lake, a senior majoring in history...
Alta Kiwanis News (02/13/01)
Eighteen Kiwanians enjoyed a breakfast of biscuits and gravy, along with a unique program that followed. The program was given by Building Trades instructor, Kim Piercy. Piercy gave the Kiwanis members a tour through the house that the students are currently constructing. The house, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Alan Wadsley is located along West Highway and has a completion date for this summer...
BVCH name change near (02/13/01)
Buena Vista County Hospital continues to move toward a possible name change as it reviews its mission for the future, with a good chance that a new identity may be announced in March or April. The leading candidate for the new name is "Buena Vista Regional Medical Center," according to administrator Jim Sinek, although no decision has been finalized...
SL man proposes fitness addition to the LakeTrail (02/13/01)
The idea was first launched about 15 years ago by Lanphere, who was then director of the chamber of commerce, and Jim Nelson, who was then director of the local hospital. They ran across a proposal by Wells Fargo financial company to build outdoor fitness stations on a matching-funds basis. Although cost was then estimated at $40,000, Lanphere thought the community could built its own at a much lower cost than with the pre-manufactured stations...
DOT scrambling as salt supplies are running out (02/13/01)
Harsh weather this winter has caused the Iowa Department of Transportation to spread about 170,000 tons of salt to help melt snow and ice on the state's roads. The agency's salt stock was down to 50,000 tons Monday, and state officials were scrambling to buy salt from alternate sources as still more snow loomed in the forecast...
Alta school district begins work on 21st Century Learning Grant (02/13/01)
If approved, funds from the federal grant will allow the district to keep the schools open for longer hours so that they become community centers, to give youth and community members enriched learning opportunities. "What we're doing is going after federal funding for before and after school programs," superintendent Fred Maharry said. "We'd also like to see some kind of adult education and we'd like to do something with summer recreational learning opportunities...
Facilities committee prepares for next step in district's future (02/13/01)
The Committee is focusing on what students should learn now and in the future. The committee members continued their discussion on the availability of certain features such as handicapped accessibility, access to technology and space for displaying student work. The members rated the importance of those features by determining their strengths and priorities...
West Highway project and city wages top council meeting (02/13/01)
"There have been a couple changes so I wanted to come and share them with you and recommend that you resubmit the funding application to assist in paying for changes in the plan since the original application," Ites said. The one-mile project within the corporate limits is now expected to cost $320,000 with drainage improvements that have been added. The project has been approved for 60 percent funding through a Region III TEA 21 grant in the amount of $129,300...
'Pepsi Notes' program sparks Alta's music programs (02/13/01)
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...
Fixing Iowa's Broken Hearts (02/13/01)
Children's Hospital of Iowa, a component of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, runs a pediatric cardiology Child Health Specialty Clinic in Mason City, and it was there that ultrasounds confirmed Joshua's diagnosis. Five years earlier, his father, Craig, had undergone open-heart surgery to repair his atrial septal defect (ASD). ...
Personal defense for women and teens class to be offered (02/13/01)
Captain Erskine of the Storm Lake Police Department will offer suggestions to protect your car, home and yourself. During this two week course, he will be discussing safety issues and displaying safety devices as well as demonstrating and teaching actual maneuvers...
Grace and Aaron - a snowy winter's love story (02/13/01)
They were an amazing pair who still held hands after 60 years of marriage. One day, as I helped my grandma snap beans on her front porch, I asked, "Why do Grace and Aaron act like newlyweds, when they're so old?" Grandma gave me a long look and then began an amazing story. "When Grace was a young girl, she married her childhood sweetheart - and they set up a farm, not far from here. Before long, they had two children - a boy and a girl." (I was confused - Grace and Aaron had no kids.)...
Phillips to lead Faith, Hope and Charity board, development plan is unveiled for '01 (02/13/01)
In attendance were current and alumni FHC board members as well as Heart-of-Gold Foundation members. The special event was held at The Embers in Storm Lake. Phillips has been on the FHC board since 1995. Other new officers include John Cullen, vice-president; Susan Moore, secretary and Donna Burback, treasurer...
Five seniors reflect back on BV careers (02/13/01)
Buena Vista will pay tribute tonight to five seniors on the men's basketball team who were unsure of what to expect from Brian Van Haaften when he was named the Beavers' head coach four years ago. The group was the first recruiting class for Van Haaften and has proven to be the core for continued success in the future. All five players were members of successful high school programs and looked forward to the next step in their careers...
The 'other' Phantom haunts area stage (02/13/01)
"Phantom" will be on stage one night only, Tuesday, April 3, at the Sioux City Auditorium. Tickets will range from $22.50 to $42.50 and will go on sale Friday, Feb. 9, at 10:30 a.m. and can be purchased by visiting the Sioux City Auditorium Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling 712-252-3434...
Arnolds Park Amusement Park developing plans to ensure its future (02/13/01)
Cary Parker, general manager of the site, is excited about the upcoming additions to the park. "We are on track with the new Okoboji Flume water ride. The cars were delivered last week," said Parker. "One is on display in the museum." "We are also doing a lot of work on the entertainment schedule. ...
Iowa Artists Show seeks entries (02/13/01)
The show is open to all artists ages 18 and older. Counties in area I include Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Emmet, Sioux, O'Brien, Clay and Palo Alto, In area IV, the counties are Buena Vista, Cherokee, Plymouth, Ida, Sac, Woodbury, Monona and Crawford...
Kitchen Solvers: hot new faces for old kitchens (02/13/01)
"I didn't have a life goal of being my own boss," Shannon said. "I do however, enjoy what I do." Kelly and his wife, Michele, saw an ad in the Storm Lake paper for a position within Kitchen Solvers and looked into all that the job would entail. The couple felt with Shannon's love for woodworking, the job would be a perfect fit...
Don's Farm Supply becomes ISO registered (02/13/01)
The letters ISO stand for International Organization for Standardization and is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Orion Registrar, Inc. of Arvada, Colo. was chosen as the official registrar for Don's Farm Supply. Don's Farm Supply has long recognized the importance of having a formal quality system in place and continues to be aggressive in the continuous quality improvement process...
Internet fundamentals worshop to be held (02/13/01)
This day-long, hands-on workshop will cover Internet terminology, using search tools for a successful search, downloading information and many other topic areas related to using the Internet effectively. The cost of the class is $45.00 and registration may be done by calling the Iowa Central office at 712-732-2991...
James Friedrich (02/13/01)
Burial will be held at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Alta on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001. A prayer service will be held prior to the burial at 10:30 a.m. at Barker Funeral Home in Alta, led by Pastor Jeffrey Bovee. Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at the Barker Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m...
Gusta Myers (02/13/01)
Burial will be in Newell Cemetery. The Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Newell is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Myers passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001 at Park View Care Center in Sac City. Gusta A, the daughter of Charles and Emma (Paeper) Henrich, was born Feb. 7, 1913, in Douglas Township, Sac County. She was baptized as an infant and graduated from Douglas Township School...
Helen Glimpse (02/13/01)
Private family committal services were held Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at the Storm Lake Cemetery. Rev. Kenneth Bell of Storm Lake United Methodist Church officiated. The Fratzke Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements. Helen Edosia Cooper was born Dec. 17, 1903, in Storm Lake, the daughter of Roy L. and Florence (Haines) Cooper. Her twin sister, Eleanor Cooper, lived in San Diego, Calif. and died several years ago...
Janice Rowe (02/13/01)
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001, at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton, with Rev. Paul Babcock officiating. Janice Kay was born Nov. 17, 1945, in LeMars, the daughter of Helen and Clyde Coppock. She was raised in LeMars and graduated from LeMars High School in 1964. ...
Hertha Svendsen (02/13/01)
Visitation will be held this evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Barker Funeral Home in Alta. The family will also be present at that time. Burial will be in the Scandinavian Cemetery in Alta. The Barker Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements...
Mary Ann Boger (02/13/01)
Funeral services were held at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church on Dec. 13. She was born Feb. 27, 1961, in Storm Lake, the daughter of John and Sally Newell. Mrs. Boger was a fun and loving person. She cared very deeply for her family and friends and will be dearly missed but not forgotten by all who knew and loved her...
T. Duane Erickson (02/13/01)
Burial was in Sherburn Cemetery in Sherburn, Minn. Full military honors were conducted by Thomas P. Saxton American Legion Post 356 of Sherburn and the Sherburn Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8261. Kramer Family Funeral Home of Sherburn was in charge of the arrangements...
POLICE & SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (02/13/01)
ACCIDENTS...
Teen brings stun gun to SLHS (02/13/01)
Police responded to the school and retrieved the weapon from school administrators. Police charged the 15-year-old male with Possession of a Stun Gun, a simple misdemeanor. The juvenile was processed and released pending a court date. The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority...
BVU students plead not guilty to swan killing (02/13/01)
The three charged, Evan Grieme, Lance Ploeger and Josh Pyle, have a hearing set for March 27 at the Buena Vista County Courthouse. The swan was part of the Buena Vista County Swan Restoration Program. The three accused of its death have been issued $1,500 citations...