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Stories from Wednesday, March 7, 2001

Computer class for beginners to begin in March (03/07/01)
This three-week course will be held three Tuesday nights beginning March 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Topics covered include Microsoft Word and Windows for beginners. The cost is $20.00 and the registration deadline is Friday, March 23. Please be advised this class fills up quickly every time. To sign up, please contact Community Education at 732-5711...
Alta natives to tour Venezuela (03/07/01)
Weinert, a junior music major, plays the clarinet and Kruse is a junior elementary education major who performs both the oboe and English horn. Based in Merida, a city of 350,000 nestled between the highest peaks of the Venezuelan Andes, the band will perform five full concerts of traditional and contemporary American band music, including one at an indoor bullfighting ring. The group will also give mini-concerts at high schools, colleges, a prison and a plaza...
EDUCATION BRIEFS (03/07/01)
UNI academic honors for SL natives The University of Northern Iowa Department of Military Science has cited the academic accomplishment of 20 of its Army ROTC Cadets for the fall 2000 semester. Included on the list were Christopher L. Cornish and graduate student Ryan G. ...
A Man & His Railroad (03/07/01)
Celebrating five years at its Marathon location, the LMO Railroad Museum keeps chugging along. "The museum is just full of railroad history," said Dean Maiden, curator and founder of the museum. "Whether it be an adult or a child, you'll learn exactly how the trains operated when we had steam engines. You can learn everything from that era."...
END OF THE TOURNEY TRAIL (03/07/01)
The last local team alive, the defending state champion Mustang boys, bowed out in substate Saturday 68-61. The game was a hard-fought rematch of the 1A State Championship game of a year ago. Check the Sports page for more of the story...
Lake gives up a cache of mysterious bones (03/07/01)
"Mark Peterson and Cheri Schillinger of Spencer were on one of their first dives," explained Steve Anderson, who has been assisting in preserving a cache of bones the men discovered. "They went down a second time and came up with four bones and a bottle. They then came to the Maritime Museum to ask about the bottle and that's when it all got started."...
Sioux Central schools may plug into wind power (03/07/01)
About a month ago, weather knocked out a portion of the power grid at the hilltop K-12 campus, Superintendent Bonnie Meier said. "The custodians came to us and said, 'Do you realize we are totally dependent on electrical lines. What happens if it goes out?" With the relatively new building, the school's heat is mainly electrical rather than gas. ...
City honors two officers (03/07/01)
Pom Kavan and Pete Erickson were honored as Storm Lake Police employees of the year yesterday by the Storm Lake Police Department and the city council. Pom Kavan, community service officer with over six years on the force, was given the Police Civilian Employee of the Year Award. Officer Pete Erickson received the Police Officer of the Year Award...
New SL telecom firm tunes in to the public (03/07/01)
Popularity of high-speed cable modems is spurring McLeod to move as quickly as possible in hooking up new customers throughout the two towns. Already residences on Storm Lake's west side have access to McLeod broadband Internet and cable television service. Phone service will be coming in the near future, said Marshall Damgaard, community planning and development specialist for McLeod USA...
Dinner Overseas to feature Irish cuisine (03/07/01)
Each month Community Education offers a meal from another country. Each participant can choose to come at 5:30 p.m. to help prepare the meal or at 7 p.m. to eat. What better place to visit than Ireland in March? Class cost is $10.00 and the registration deadline is Monday, March 12...
Sugar Bowl to help customers express their feelings with flowers after a pilot program (03/07/01)
With Hallmark Flowers, the company helps customers express feelings and enhance important relationships through overnight delivery of arranged cut flowers. Following a five-city pilot program, Hallmark Flowers can now be purchased through Sugar Bowl and other participating Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide, for the first time...
SLHS speech team qualifies several for state (03/07/01)
Bobbi Meyer, Andrea Winchell, Cami Bowers, Adam Thompson and Josh Olson qualified for state in two events. Those receiving Division I ratings and earning a trip to Carroll for state competition include the following: Literary Program: Adam Thompson, Andrea Winchell...
BVU choir event to be held at SL church (03/07/01)
the Buena Vista University Concert Choir returned to campus for rehearsals with composer Dale Grotenhuis yesterday and today before performing a Homecoming Concert at Lakeside Presbyterian Church on Sunday, March 11. Grotenhuis is a nationally recognized choral composer who spent many years as choral director at Dordt College in Sioux Center. ...