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Stories from Tuesday, March 13, 2001

Storm Lake tops 10,000 (03/13/01)
Storm Lake's population has officially passed the 10,000 mark for the first time, according to U.S. Census data received Monday by state officials. The official Census 2000 population count for Storm Lake is 10,076 - a 15 percent increase over the 1990 Census figure of 8,769...
Delightful Days of Daffodils (03/13/01)
~Yesterday was delivery day for the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days fundraiser. Throughout Buena Vista County 750 bunches of daffodils were ordered. The gifts are purchased by anonymous donors and given to cancer patients.
Early native Rohlfsen studies in South Africa (03/13/01)
Rohlfsen participated in South African Literature and Culture. The course gave students the opportunity to examine the challenges South Africa faces as it continues to make the transition from apartheid to democracy. Students met South African writers, community activists, teachers and others who are in the forefront of democratic change. ...
Linn Grove farmer to speak on global positioning (03/13/01)
An optional supper will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the talk at 7:15 p.m. Gilmore has implemented a global positioning system as part of his farming operation and will discuss how the system works and its benefit in regards to soil amendment efficiency. This meeting has been scheduled in response to the interest shown in Dr. Blackmer's talk on nitrogen management and the potential economic and ecological benefits...
Internet basics and computers for seniors offered at ICCC (03/13/01)
Course topics will include search engines, downloading, e-mail, terminology and working with Microsoft Explorer. The cost of this course is $45.00. Senior citizens can learn the basics of home computing at a comfortable pace. This course will be held on three consecutive Monday evenings beginning on March 26 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m...
Local ISU student selected for VEISHEA (03/13/01)
Joy is a senior majoring in psychology and serves as the executive secretary assistant on the executive secretary committee. She is the daughter of Kirk and Tamie Gaes of Storm Lake. VEISHEA is the largest student-run celebration of entertainment and education in the nation and the second largest in the world. ...
Three local BVU students named to Who's Who (03/13/01)
They are Julie Blodgett, a senior majoring in psychology, daughter of Robert and Carol Blodgett; Staci Keenan, a senior majoring in computer science-mathematics and art, daughter Bruce and Sylvia Keenan; and Stacy Cook, a senior majoring in chemistry and psychology, daughter of Julie Cook...
State DECA winners (03/13/01)
Not pictured are Jennifer Hartman, Jon Schultz, Michelle McKenna and Katie Kruse. Kristin Borke and Chuck Stark are national winners and will attend the National DECA Conference in Anaheim, Calif. April 24-29...
SL district seeks grant to expand after-school programs to high school (03/13/01)
The grant, which was written by assistant superintendent Larry Parman, is requesting just under $290,000. "It's very similar to the two grants we've received at the elementaries and middle school for the after-school programs," said Superintendent Dr. Bill Kruse. The high school program would be more intensely focused on academic assistance...
Apartment house fire displaces 5 Storm Lakers (03/13/01)
The Storm Lake Fire Department responded to the fire at 401 West 4th St. just after 12:30 p.m. As they arrived, smoke was already pouring out of the basement on the west side of the complex and from the attic area. Despite smoke so thick it obstructed vision, firefighters entered the basement and located a fire in the kitchen of the basement apartment. The blaze was extinguished quickly, but had already burned through to damage a portion of the exterior of the building...
SL and N-F schools get 'Harkin Grants' (03/13/01)
Storm Lake will receive $75,000 and Newell-Fonda will receive $20,625 to improve school safety. "These Harkin Grants will allow local school districts to leverage precious resources to ensure that more Iowa students are attending classes in safe buildings and classrooms," Governor Tom Vilsack said...
SL Middle School students complete D.A.R.E. program (03/13/01)
Seven members of the program received awards for their D.A.R.E. essays and include Dallas Eddie, Heather Kessler, Amanda Olerich, Kata Harvey and Elizabeth Hixon. The following essay by Katie Overturf is an example from the list of winners. By KATIE OVERTURF Storm Lake Middle School Sixth Grade Student...
A harvest of knowledge in Mexico (03/13/01)
The trip was designed to focus on the agricultural production and marketing of crops and livestock in Mexico, however those touring also harvested a better understanding of the often-misunderstood culture. "What impressed me was the amount of education and research that occurs in Mexico agriculture. It kind of surprised me because we don't hear or see a lot about it. We were able to see some really neat places," Christensen said...
Parents find value in new SL Love and Logic program (03/13/01)
"It's easy to put them to the side but they are the ones that need our help the most." Love and Logic, a program taught to parents and teachers, deals with personal relationships and building self-esteem in children. At an age where children are just leaning to be young adults it becomes necessary to learn responsibility and problem solving...
BV County sets embargo on trucks for rural roads (03/13/01)
The measure would restrict travel for vehicles over six tons on the county's secondary roads. In a resolution passed last week, county engineer Jon Ites would have the authority to close roads in danger of serious damage due to melting snow. The thawing that has occurred has already seriously affected several secondary roads throughout the county, Ites said...
Iowa wins Big Ten tourney title, NCAA bid (03/13/01)
CHICAGO - There were ex-Hoosiers everywhere, but this was Iowa's celebration, not Indiana's. There was freshman guard Brody Boyd, the Indiana prep star shooting like he did for his tiny high school, dropping in 3-pointers and leading the Hawkeyes to the Big Ten tournament title...
SL track team could be as good as last season (03/13/01)
The Tornadoes placed first in all of their meets, averaged 131 points a meet, had 23 all-conference performers, won their first Lakes Conference title in 28 years, and placed fourth in the Class 3A team standings at the state meet. However, 12 athletes and 56 percent of the scoring from that team are gone...
No. 1 P-P cruises to first round victory (03/13/01)
Pomeroy-Palmer, now 24-0, will face either Lynnville-Sully or Treynor in the semifinals on Thursday morning. Pomeroy-Palmer held a 21-11 lead after the first quarter and 40-19 at the half. It was 53-38 entering the fourth period. Dustin Thompson scored 13 points and Chris Hanssen added 12 for the Knights...
Iowa woman fights stereotypes as she boxes (03/13/01)
This preconception is one of the things Deb Moore has had to deal with, along with slipping right hooks and keeping her hands up, since deciding to take up boxing in November of 1999. Moore, who teaches at Rogers Elementary School, has been learning the "sweet science" of pugilism with Kenny Buffington's Marshalltown Boxing Club...
Iowa entertainers to host showcases at Nashville event (03/13/01)
Storm will hosting a special Iowa showcase, which is open to all country or gospel singers and bands who live in Iowa. He will also be the host of a special Native American showcase which will be open to Native Americans of all tribal nations throughout the United States and Canada. ...
Porcelain Artists plan spring show and Easter sgg sale at SL's Witter Gallery (03/13/01)
The 20-member club would like to invite the public to come to this event, which will feature over 100 porcelain china Easter eggs for sale. Each egg has been hand painted and signed by a member artist and will make wonderful keepsakes and collectibles...
'The Rainmaker' to be performed at Schaller Chapel (03/13/01)
Scheduling conflicts have made it necessary to change the date from March 18 to April 1 at 2 p.m. The event is being sponsored by the Storm Lake Area Arts Council and will feature professional actors and impressive sets. This is an inaugural production for the Iowa Touring Theatre Company, The Des Moines Playhouse's new professional acting company. The production is made possible by Pioneer Hi-Bred International...
Carol Fredericksen (03/13/01)
Pastor Fred Moore will officiate the 11 a.m. service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held today, March 13, from 1 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m...
Arlin Krummen (03/13/01)
Pallbearers are Bart Jaycox, Stewart Krummen, Trevor Atwell, Chad Jaycox, Craig Krummen, Shane Atwell, Royce Krummen, Justin Palbicki, Ross Palbicki and Neil Krummen. Burial will be in Barnes Township Cemetery in Linn Grove. Sliefert Funeral Home of Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements...
Mary Kraft (03/13/01)
Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Koepsell Funeral Home in Beaver Dam was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Kraft passed away Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at HospiceCare Inc. Mary L., the daughter of Charles G. and Bernice C. (Madisette) Walters, was born Jan. 12, 1928, in Storm Lake...
Routine traffic stop leads to drug charges for SL teen (03/13/01)
After police made contact with the occupants of the car, it was determined a passenger in the vehicle, Bounthanong "Bill" Phiakhamta, 19, of Storm Lake, was in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Phiakhamta was taken in custody and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, a serious misdemeanor. He was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on $1,950.00 cash bond...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Pulling a switch (03/13/01)
It is being claimed that Republicans in the House recently offered Rep. Leonard Boswell a coveted seat on the House Appropriations Committee - the country's pursestrings - if he agreed to switch parties. Boswell turned it down. The attempt is interesting, however. The offer didn't come because Republicans have any great love lost for Boswell...
LETTERS TO THE PILOT - 'Awesome' blood drive (03/13/01)
A special thanks to Jackie Scheidel, student council members, Key Club participants and the health classes for helping us with a successful blood drive! Ninety-nine volunteers registered to donate and 78 full units of whole blood were collected. In addition, there were 77 first-time donors! That is awesome! Each donor needs to be recognized for his or her commitment to giving the gift of life...
LETTERS TO THE PILOT - Local support for dredging (03/13/01)
The article went on to conclude that we should abandon the idea of local and state funding and should only focus on federal funding. I disagree. This is a state-owned lake. Also, the community has a clear vested interest in lake preservation. I would agree that we need to look into the possibility of federal funding. ...
LETTERS TO THE PILOT - Voodoo then, voodoo now for Bush (03/13/01)
Reads like the writer is down on Clinton, has lock jaw and can't get his mind above the belt. It's like a smoke screen. He can't see and doesn't want anyone else to see President George W. Bush's arm twisting in the halls of Congress trying to return it to the heyday of Reagan COMICS. Where the elite of this country should have all the benefits of this great nation and none of the responsibilities...