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Stories from Wednesday, February 21, 2001

City paves compromise for N. Lake (02/21/01)
Storm Lake officials hope to pave the way to renewed negotiations to repair battered North Lake Avenue, a highly-traveled thoroughfare that the state wants to pass to city ownership. Last week, Iowa Department of Transportation officials said that negotiations with the city have basically stopped, and that the state has no plans to reconstruct the road beyond normal pothole maintenance...
Fire Dept. responds to car fire (02/21/01)
Firefighters observed smoke and flames coming from the engine compartment of a mini-van and extinguished the fire. The fire department determined the fire was caused by a failure in the heater motor. There were no injures reported but the van sustained an estimated $500 in damage. Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 30 minutes...
Alta teen injured in car accident (02/21/01)
The driver of the other vehicle, Alyssa J. Loeher, 16, of Alta, was taken by ambulance from the scene to the Buena Vista County Hospital for the treatment of injuries sustained in the accident. Following an investigation, Storm Lake Police determined the driver of the hit and run vehicle was Fidel Martinez Ortiz, 27, of Alta. ...
Experimental count: big gains for Buena Vista Hispanic populations (02/21/01)
This new type of estimate is being used to gauge the gaining influence of Hispanics residing in Iowa. The demographic change in Buena Vista County, according to the figures released late last week, has been striking. Buena Vista County may have almost 4,500 Hispanic residents, compared to the 1990 Census count of 160 and the 1999 estimate of just 265, according to a report issued by Iowa State University Census Services...
WINTER'S A DRAG (02/21/01)
Stock and racing snowmobiles squared off in time trials and drag racing on a course near the Lakeside Marina. A good turnout of racers and spectators kept the area hopping for hours...
Trail grant, shelter project get council's nod (02/21/01)
The council submitted a grant application for further improvement on the LakeTrail and also selected a contractor for the Chautauqua Park Shelter renovation. The construction firm of Paul Park Company, Storm Lake, submitted the low bid for the shelterhouse project, $149,671. The council approved the bid...
New idea glides into community center talks - an indoor skating rink (02/21/01)
"As I travel around, I do run into different towns that are building ice rinks. Growing up in Canada, I am blatantly biased toward that kind of stuff, but this is a growing sport in figure skating, recreation skating and hockey," said Garry Friesen...
Pilot's 'Going the Distance' (02/21/01)
Indiana balloonist Dave Bobel chose Storm Lake as his starting point for a balloon "long jump"attempt Saturday - where a balloonist goes up with a limited amount of fuel and goes as far as possible. "Going up I can only carry about 40 gallons of fuel," Bobel said while filling his tanks on the frigid Saturday morning...
SHANDA AND TIMOTHY OTTEN WEDDING (02/21/01)
Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Salvador Ayala, Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Campisi, all of Des Moines, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Otten of Linn Grove and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kleinweber of Algona. Honored guests included Everett and Elayne Grapenthin of Linn Grove, Mary Belle and Sal and Angie Ayala, all of Des Moines...
N-F wins district title, moves to regionals (02/21/01)
Newell-Fonda, now 16-6 overall, will play Rockwell City-Lytton tonight at 7 p.m. in Rockwell City. The game was tied at 10-10 after a sluggish first quarter for both teams. The Mustangs trailed 18-17 when Ashley Loos made a 3-pointer to start a 10-2 run to close the first half. The Mustangs led 27-20 at the break...
Seven area wrestlers qualify for state tourney (02/21/01)
In a Class 2A district, Storm Lake's Matt Nitchals, and AGH's Matt Gustafson and Jacob Brosamle all qualified for state, which begins Thursday at Veterans Auditorium in Des Moines. Nitchals won the 215-pound title by beating Sheldon's Dan Kruger 3-2 in the finals. Nitchals won by decision 3-0 in the first round...
BV has tough draw for first round of tourney (02/21/01)
The Beavers, who are the No. 2 seed in the field with a 19-5 overall record, will host seventh-seeded Simpson tonight at 7 p.m. at Siebens Fieldhouse. Buena Vista beat Simpson 87-84 at home in January, but lost to the Storm earlier this month in Indianola...
Overturf named to Lakes second team (02/21/01)
The junior forward was joined on the second team by Heather Brown of Spencer, Erin Younger and Amy Van Beek of Sheldon, Tracee Kroese and Katie Nodland of Spirit Lake, Rachel Van Beek and Leah Eekhoff of Western Christian and Kristi Knoben of Cherokee...
Performance of 'Peter Pan' scheduled (02/21/01)
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are now available for purchase for the cost of $34, $28, $20. ISU students and children 18 and under are $17, $14 and $10. Tickets are available at the Iowa State Center Ticket office, located at Stephens Auditorium, all Ticketmaster Centers or can be bought online at http://www.ticketmaster.com...
Iowa Watercolor Society show set (02/21/01)
This is an extremely popular exhibit showcasing award winning artists from across the state. This year's 35 watercolors were selected from the works of 100 different Iowa artists. This exhibit is available for public viewing at Witter Gallery through the generous support of Iowa Office Supply...
Fishing guru on the hook for boat show (02/21/01)
Doors will open at noon and fish will be served from noon until 2:30 p.m. There will also be two seminars presented by Jensen at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Admission to the boat show and seminar is free and open to the public. Bob Jensen was introduced to the sport of fishing as a toddler and has been an active angler since. Jensen has been involved in fishing education, promotion and communications for the past 20 years...
Book reveals real story behind Donna Reed, the Denison native who became a star (02/21/01)
She personified the ideal homemaker on television. In the movies she was the archetypal sweetheart and wife. the only time she played a fallen women, in "From Here to Eternity," she won an Academy award. Her work has lived on in saturation reruns of "The Donna Reed Show" and the holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life."...
BVU welcomes Kumba Players of Boston (02/21/01)
The play explores the mystery of what might have been between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who believed in non-violence as a means of resolution, and Malcolm X, who favored any means necessary. "If you've never heard of a conversation between Dr. King and Malcolm X, it's because it never happened," explains Leon Williams, BVU's director of intercultural programs. ...
Edward Miller (02/21/01)
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Storm Lake. Presentation of the flag will be made by Amvets Post 66 of Storm Lake. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Miller passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown...
Donald Rollison (02/21/01)
Burial was in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. Fratzke Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Rollison passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at the Buena Vista County Hospital following a brief illness. Donald Wayne was born Aug. 1, 1925, in Storm Lake, the son of Carey Blair and Ethel Mae (Weger) Rollison. ...
POLICE & SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (02/21/01)
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PILOT EDITORIAL - Get with it on North Lake Ave. (02/21/01)
Enough is enough. The people of Storm Lake have been patient in awaiting a deal to get this road updated, but we've been jarred, rattled and misaligned right out of our benevolent feelings. The DOT should be ashamed of the condition of this busy, highly visible business thoroughfare. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Firefighters seek a helping hand (02/21/01)
We could be your pharmacist, electrician, plumber, carpenter, delivery person, mechanic or work at any other job for our livelihood. But we are also YOUR volunteer firefighters. In the past year, the fire department has responded to approximately 200 fire calls, as well as attending once a week training exercises or service duty. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Life after 50 (02/21/01)
After the youthful fascination we have with the world and with oneself, we begin to place less value on worldly success and conquests and begin estimating the worth of a person in terms of character, integrity, wisdom, justice, kindness, courage and love...