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Stories from Thursday, March 8, 2001

Alta's spring play to hit the stage (03/08/01)
The Alta Community High School drama department will be presenting "Here Comes the Bride" on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 20 and 21, at the Roxy Theater in Iowa. Each performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Roxy Theater in Alta. Tickets may be reserved beginning Monday, March 12 by calling 284-1331 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The price of the tickets are $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and children...
No Super Wal-Mart for SL - at least for now (03/08/01)
"At present there are no plans for a supercenter, though that's not to say that couldn't change down the road," said John Bisio, manager for community affairs in the upper Midwest for Wal-Mart. Rumors throughout Storm Lake suggested the possibility of a Super Wal-Mart including a grocery locating at the Sale Barn Corner at the north edge of the city. The property's owners said Wal-Mart contacted them a few years ago about the site, but have not heard any word in recent weeks...
SL diversity group fights English law (03/08/01)
The Storm Lake Diversity Task Force has overwhelmingly passed a resolution expressing opposition to the controversial "Official English" bill being considered in the Iowa Legislature. The resolution specifically asks State Senator Mary Lou Freeman, who represents this area in the Iowa Senate, to end her co-sponsorship of the bill...
Habitat dedicates 3rd SL home (03/08/01)
Buena Vista County Habitat for Humanity will dedicate its third completed home in a ceremony March 14 at 5:15 p.m. at the home, at 411 Superior Street. An open house will follow. "The dedication ceremony provides an opportunity for the many Habitat friends, supporters and volunteers to come together," said Bob Ferguson, president of the BV County Habitat for Humanity...
Principal of the Year (03/08/01)
The Storm Lake Middle School principal was named the 2001 Iowa Middle Level Principal of the Year this week by School Administrators of Iowa. Bryan also received the award in 1995. He said it is an honor to be recognized as the middle level principal of the year, but added that he did not expect it...
DARING TO BE DIFFERENT (03/08/01)
Shown are Miss Teen Iowa Ashley Hansen, the Storm Lake Police Department's DARE mascot, and double-medal-winning student Abby Richardson, honored for her DARE essay and poster. The medal-winning essay will be featured in Saturday's Pilot-Tribune...
All Iowa Honor Drill Team (03/08/01)
The two seniors competed against over 500 other dance team members from schools all over the state of Iowa to earn a spot in this weekend's activities. Nicole and Jess will perform as two of 180 dancers. They will be performing in the show's Pom routine...
French named to Dean's List at UNI (03/08/01)
During the semester, Jill maintained a 3.96 grade point average. She is the daughter of Tom and Linda French of Alta...
Nation's school administrators gather to admire Buena Vista University's wireless campus (03/08/01)
"This event put BVU in the national spotlight, confirming that we are a national model," said Paul Bowers, BVU's director of teaching and learning with technology. "In the past, people didn't really pay attention to us because we're small and rural. But people sure are paying attention to us now."...
Alta antique fire truck gets a fresh new look (03/08/01)
The Jahde brothers have been restoring equipment for as long as they can remember. In the past ten years, they have expanded their skills by restoring equipment for many individuals and organizations in the surrounding area. "We work on the equipment when we have time," Phil said. "We always have something going on. If we're not doing something for somebody else, then we're working on something for ourselves. Besides farming, we had to find something else to do."...
Council discusses fire budget, West Highway and city recreation (03/08/01)
The proposed budget called for $12,000, a figure that the township trustees felt to be high. The budget saw an approximate increase of $9,000. Alta Fire Chief Gary Molgaard explained the reason for the high budget proposal. Molgaard said he increased the budget this year because the fire department always comes close to spending it...
Youth wrestler heads for Nationals (03/08/01)
The eleven-year-old has been wrestling since he was in kindergarten and earned his berth at the national championships with victories at the district and state levels this season. Prior to the district and state competitions, Cody wrestled in youth tournaments every Saturday during the wrestling season...
Alta police chief resigns after 10 years of service (03/08/01)
Ortiz said he would stay on through the end of the month if the city wishes, in order to help with whatever transition the council decides to put in place. Ortiz has offered to work for the city until April 1, if the city will reimburse him for three weeks of unused vacation leave...
Certified pastoral education course to be offered (03/08/01)
Participation is limited to six students. Those interested in taking this course are asked to make an immediate inquiry concerning the program and the enrollment process. Beginning in September, the course will meet for one day a week for a 30-week period. ...
BVU Dean's Fellowship awards for SL students (03/08/01)
They include Christopher Hansen, son of Gregory and Kathleen Hansen and a recipient of the BVU School of Science Dean's Fellowship Award. Angela Pearson, daughter of Loren and Sandy Pearson, a recipient of the BVU School of Science Dean's Fellowship Award...
Auxiliary offers $50,000 to new BVCH campaign (03/08/01)
Michelle Lalone, president of the Auxiliary, presented the check Tuesday during a capital team meeting at BVCH. The money for the pledge comes through the hospital's coffee shop and gift shop, both of which are run by the Auxiliary and its volunteer force...
SL council hears Gingerbread update, gives final approval to fiscal year budget (03/08/01)
Steve Hullgren, Northwest Iowa Planning and Development, presented an update on the project, which is partially funded through a Community Development Block Grant through the Iowa Department of Economic Development. The Gingerbread House received a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) as well as a $400,000 loan from USDA Rural Development...
CHURCHES GIVE TO UDMO (03/08/01)
Pictured are, front row, Duane Olson, district representative of the Lutheran Brotherhood; Joan Spooner, director of Upper Des Moines; Bob Thompson, treasurer for Lutherans in Action; and Duane Queen, Lakeside Presbyterian. Back row, Mark Youngquist, St. Mark Lutheran; Ken Bell, United Methodist; Melvin Samuelson, president of Lutherans in Action; and Douglas Haynes, St. John Lutheran...
Alta to hold kids wrestling tourney (03/08/01)
The tournament is for wrestlers in grades K-8. Weigh-ins for grades K-4 begin at 8 a.m., while weigh-ins for grades 5-8 will be at 11 a.m. There will be four divisions: pee wee (grades K-2), bantam (grades 3-4), junior (grades 5-6) and senior (grades 7-8)...
UNI men's basketball coach resigns (03/08/01)
Northern Iowa, 7-24 this season and last in the Missouri Valley Conference, was 30-57 under Weaver. His best record was 14-15 last season. Weaver resigned after meeting with athletic director Rick Hartzell on Monday night. The school announced his decision Tuesday...
SL girls will find it difficult to replace talented senior class (03/08/01)
The Tornadoes lost seven talented seniors, including Tasha Harvey, the school record-holder in the 100 and 200 meters and a four-time state qualifier and four-time all-Lakes Conference performer. Also gone are Abby Mills, a three-time state qualifier and two-time all-conference performer; Megan Richard, a state qualifier and two-time all-conference hurdler; Katie Richardson, a state qualifier in the discus; Jane Armstrong, Terrin Hansen and Alicia Gamache...
Eustachy gets new contract to stay at ISU (03/08/01)
Van De Velde said other schools had contacted Eustachy about coaching jobs and he wanted to make sure Eustachy was satisfied at Iowa State. Eustachy said he was. "I was flattered by it," he said. "I've just stayed with what I originally said. This is my last job. It did catch me off guard, but it's a nice way to be caught off guard."...
Eustachy named Big 12's top coach (03/08/01)
This was one tough league he was joining, a league that had some of the best coaches in the business: Roy Williams at Kansas, Eddie Sutton at Oklahoma State, Kelvin Sampson at Oklahoma and at the time, Norm Stewart at Missouri. "If you ask Tim and ask me, we were nervous as heck," Eustachy admitted. "We were scared. My biggest fear was could I recruit with these guys."...
Odebolt-Arthur sidelined by No. 1 Preston (03/08/01)
DES MOINES - Another game, another dominating performance for Preston. Beth Marvin scored 22 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked four shots, and Preston extended the state's longest winning streak with a 72-45 victory over Odebolt-Arthur on Monday in the first round of the Class 1A girls state basketball tournament...
Space exhibit opens at Sanford Museum (03/08/01)
This exhibit was designed by the University of Iowa's Department of Physics and Astronomy and was circulated by the Science Station in Cedar Rapids. The exhibit highlights Iowa's contribution to the United States Space Program. The University of Iowa's Physics Department has been under the direction of Dr. ...
NORTH OF FORTY - It's OK to look (03/08/01)
Now, I'm not here to pass judgment one way or the other, but I'm sure many wives don't appreciate their husbands looking at these kinds of publications. It's a bad form of omparison shopping . But I think there are more dangerous things to look at than men's magazines. A lot of men my age have replaced sexy publications with monthly magazines offering used trucks and boats and RVs, for example. Complete with pictures...
BVU Band to present winter concert (03/08/01)
The concert will open with two pieces for organ adapted for the concert band called "Preludium and Fugue" by Frescobaldi. Major works on the program will include Holst's "Second Suite in F," Holsinger's "Havendance," "Cajun Folk Songs," by Ticheli and "A Slavic Farewell," by Agapkin...
Knops attend photographers retreat in Georgia (03/08/01)
Approximately 25 certified professional photographers and their spouses from the state of Iowa made the trip. While in the Savannah area, the group spent two days on continued education, visited the Savannah College of Arts, toured several art galleries and photography studios. The rest of the time was spent photographing the sites of Savannah...
Genesis Development receives $369,000 gift from estate (03/08/01)
Nia was a consistent supporter of Genesis over the years and her previous gifts have been helpful in enhancing the lives of people with disabilities through the various programs offered by Genesis. The board of directors of Genesis have created the Viola Nia Fund which will be used as an endowment to continue to fund various needs of the corporation such as development, capital expenses and debt reduction...
New Midwest Wireless tower enhances cellular service (03/08/01)
Since that time, Midwest Wireless has worked diligently to upgrade wireless services in their new Iowa territory, embarking on a multi-million dollar network improvement project, which is bringing more than 11 new communication towers to northern Iowa...
Stalcup AG managers attend landmark meeting (03/08/01)
The two-day meeting included sessions covering the impact on agriculture, rural property rights and ownership issues, a farm and state legislation update, a discussion of biotechnology issues, topics related to 2001 production issues and a session on water quality and TMDL regulations...
BV Glass celebrates 22 years as SL business (03/08/01)
During those 22 years, the company has offered glass for every conceivable application. Besides offering a full-line of glass products including mirrors and auto and truck glass, they also offer awnings, doors, windows and a full-line of plastics. "We at Buena Vista Glass would like to thank all our customers and friends for all their past patronage the last 22 years. ...
Knop scores perfect 100 in state print competition (03/08/01)
Knop's entry placed first overall in the open class division, was awarded the "People's Choice" award out of 150 folios judged and was the second exhibit ever to score perfect marks. Other honors included a second place folio in the open category, a second place folio in the groups category and a third place folio in the wedding category. He also took the third place prize in the finished product competition with a wedding album...
White sand beaches popular destination for spring break (03/08/01)
With spring break vacations beginning as early as this weekend, Jean Paterson at Nomad Travel said most of the students have their trips already lined up. "The college students usually do wait until the last minute and we've been doing some last minute specials, but for the most part everyone is all ready to go," Patterson said...
BVCH CAMPAIGN LEADERS (03/08/01)
Team leaders include Dr. Paul Barber, David Dvergsten, Grace Ivey, Rev. Henry Kuhn, Dale Carver, Deb Baschke, Becki Drahota, Darwin and Dolores Johnson, Tracee Dierenfield, Dr. Don Crouch, Walter Wilkens, Dr. Velma Boston, Dr. Rick and Kim Martin, Ron Ellefson, Jim Treat, Mary Ann Diehl, Tom Huseman, Sue and Jerry Kleymann, Steven and Kolesa Kier, and Willard and Edna Schuler. They are advised by Rev. Charence Richardson and Wayne Forbes...
Kenneth Woodard (03/08/01)
Burial with full military honors was at Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. The Fratzke Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Woodard passed away Friday, March 2, 2001, at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee following a brief illness...
Vida Rice (03/08/01)
A family prayer service will be held at 1:45 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held today, March 8, 2001, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m...
Ethel Barber (03/08/01)
Pallbearers were Timothy Barber, Anthony Barber, Tom Barber, Todd Archer, Robert Anderson, Lorel Mitchell and Larry Firebaugh. Burial was in Storm Lake Cemetery. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Barber passed away Monday, March 5, 2001, at the Panora Nursing and Rehab Center in Panora...
Hearing reaches no decision yet in Zarate retrial request (03/08/01)
A hearing on the motion for a new trial was held Tuesday at the Buena Vista County Courthouse, but was continued indefinitely. Zarate, 17, of Storm Lake was found guilty by a Buena Vista County jury last month in the 1999 stabbing death of Jorge Ramos, 47, of Storm Lake...
State rejects $15 million lawsuit in Duis death (03/08/01)
The state has rejected a $15 million dollar wrongful death claim filed by the estate of a Spirit Lake toddler whose death sparked changes in Iowa's child protection laws. The Iowa Appeal Board voted to deny the claim at a recent meeting in Des Moines. The move allows attorneys for Shelby Duis' estate to seek damages in court...
BTWEEN THE LINES - Writing obituaries for life (03/08/01)
Most I haven't known, so I can't say that I can imagine the loss that their family and friends feel. But I do know that in losing these people, we are losing stories, and stories are my thing. It dawns on me that the obits come a little too late. By the time you find out about people, it's too late to realize that you wish you had been able to know them, to ask them a question about the interesting things they had done, to see life's mysteries through their experienced eyes...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Digging in heels on dredging (03/08/01)
But the DNR is putting it in no uncertain terms. The lake will get its 80-acre area in the west bulb dredged, a small fraction of the lake area, and there's no sense in asking for more, because the agency is ready to move on. It seems that any additional effort at this point would take a rare act of the legislature, an act of Congress, perhaps a thunderbolt from the heavens...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Appalled again at shooting (03/08/01)
He's right. Prevention, not reaction, is the key. Has anyone considered putting God back in our schools? Appalled again, with all of you. Alura Lullman Storm Lake
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Good riddance to Clinton era (03/08/01)
Senator Tom Harkin is leading the Democratic party's exodus away from one of the most tawdry politicians to have served as president. Before any of you Harkinistas jump to your man's defense, consider my past support for Tom Harkin. While attending Drake University, I worked my tail off in Mr. Harkin's senate campaign against then Senator Roger Jepsen, knocking on over two thousand doors and raising money during the summer of 1984...