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Stories from Friday, March 16, 2001

School and city discuss recreation complex and new gym (03/16/01)
An addition to the previous school buildings, a media center and a new gym were topics of concern. The two groups discussed what they see as most beneficial to the city and the school. School board president Wes Holmes said he could see that a community complex would be very beneficial in combination for the city and the school. Both groups felt such a facility would see a lot of use with the availability of the current two gyms being hard to come by...
Area towns see little growth in Census 2000 (03/16/01)
Much of Storm Lake's increase is attributed to the rise of its Latino population, which now accounts for one-fifth of Storm Lake's 10,076 citizens. Census figures released this week show several area communities down in population. Newell dropped under 1,000...
HAMMER TIME (03/16/01)
The shelter will get a new roof, wood shingles, windows, doors, restrooms, covered patio and outdoor grill. Cost is estimated at $154,732, with work to be completed in late June...
Jones sworn in as 7th SL Fire Chief (03/16/01)
Jones has been acting fire chief since December of 1999 when long-time fire chief Ron Wilson retired. The job has a tradition of longevity. Jones will be only the seventh chief in the history of the department, which dates to 1881. Jones said he thanks all of the city staff he has worked over his years in Storm Lake. He said he has seen a lot of support and patience while the fire chief selection process was going on...
BV County Extension achievements announced (03/16/01)
The following achievements have been compiled for the year 2000, according to a report released this week:...
CREAM THE COACHES (03/16/01)
The carnival featured many fun games and entertainment promoting a drug-free environment. In the ever popular "Cream the Coaches," Kendall Rachuy, left, and Paula Buchholz, right, volunteer to get a pie in the face for this good cause. The money raised goes to fund drug-free organizations, speakers and Red Ribbon Week Festivities...
Is Bush tax cut a boon, or a bust? (03/16/01)
By THOMAS KLETT Pilot-Tribune Staff What will President Bush's across-the-board income tax cut plan mean for Iowa? For some in Buena Vista County, it is still too early to decide. "Right now I don't know how much it will affect small business, which is very important here," said Jerry Braunschweig of Alta, who is self-employed...
2001 Cyclone little league registration (03/16/01)
The final registration sign up will be on Saturday, March 31st at City Hall from 10-12. All forms must be turned in by March 31st or a $10 late fee will be added to the total due. If none of these times work you can return the forms to Alta High School, 101 W. 5th, Alta, IA 51002 or to the Elementary office by March 30. Registration fee's are $25 for the first child and then $10 for each additional child...
Two local students awarded from BVU (03/16/01)
Jessica Loehr, daughter of Darla Loehr; and Jonathan Nielsen, son of Peter and Cindy Nielsen, were selected to receive the scholarship to attend BVU during the 2001-2002 academic year. The President's Scholarship recipients must meet two of the three following criteria: 3.75 GPA, 26 ACT or top 10 percent of their high school class...
Alta thespians preparing to take to the stage for spring play 'Here Comes the Bride' (03/16/01)
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...
Alta sixth grade band attends BVU contest (03/16/01)
This contest is held each year. The 21 students were in 21 events and brought home six II ratings, 12 I ratings and three I+ ratings. It was a busy day for the kids because six of the guys were also competing in a basketball tournament in Spencer and five of the girls competed in a basketball tournament at St. Mary's...
Knife found in student's locker (03/16/01)
After hearing rumors of the student bringing the knife to school a locker search was conducted and the knife recovered. Superintendent Fred Maharry said the district is very concerned with the safety of the students and will proceed to follow the board policy in dealing with what happened...
The Depot celebrates 15 years (03/16/01)
The Penders are the owners of The Depot Steakhouse and Lounge and say they can't believe it's been 15 years since they first opened their doors. The Depot will celebrate its 15th anniversary today and the Penders hope everyone stops in to share in the memories. Bob and Karen will have birthday cake, specials and trips to Las Vegas to give away during their special day...
Facilities tours and budget top school board meeting (03/16/01)
The progress of the study committee was reviewed during Monday night's board meeting. The study committee has recently visited schools in Cherokee, Storm Lake and Sioux Central. They plan to visit the Webster City schools and the Clear Creek Elementary on March 21. If another tour is needed it will be scheduled on March 28. For those wanting to go on the March 21, tour, the group will leave the high school at 8 a.m...
SUPER BOWL OF SOUND (03/16/01)
The contest ran during the third nine weeks. "At times they were within 10 minutes of each other," said Judy Clausen, director of the bands. "It was a fun way to encourage extra practice times. The kids really took to the competition. I think we will make this an annual event." The 2001 championship was wrapped up late last week with the fifth grade band surging ahead to win the competition, 13,081 minutes to the sixth graders 11,796 minutes...
Community Awareness meeting scheduled for March 20 (03/16/01)
The meeting will be in the conference room in the central commons building. Speakers for this event will be Iva Hyams of Storm Lake and Glen Uren of Newell. They will be discussing their experiences they had as caregivers for their spouses. Facilitator for the meeting will be Angela McKenna, licensed social work consultant...
College Night to be held at SLHS (03/16/01)
Representatives will be available from 4-year colleges, area community colleges, junior colleges, business schools, beauty schools, trade and technical schools, nursing schools, branches of the military. There will be special information sessions on financial aid...
Supervisors approve 2001 fiscal budget (03/16/01)
Members of the Buena Vista County Farm Bureau in attendance said the supervisors are going in the right direction in an attempt to keep taxes and ending fund balances low. Supervisor chair Lorna Burnside said the ending fund balance for 2000 was higher than the board expected. "It's higher than we need," she said...
No overtime this time as Harlan handles Grinnell (03/16/01)
After a spirited, back-and-forth game for three quarters, Harlan pulled away to beat Grinnell 64-51 Tuesday night in the Class 3A state tournament. Some of the players on the two teams had faced each other in football four months ago, when Harlan outlasted Grinnell 56-55 in four overtimes in the state semifinals...
SM to hold basketball camps (03/16/01)
The girls camp will be held March 26-30 from 6 to 8 p.m., while the boys is scheduled for April 2-5 during the same time frame. The camp will focus on basketball fundamentals and skills and will be directed by girls coach Ryan Berg and boys coach Phil Skamser. The cost of the camp is $30 per person. Brochures are available at Sportsman's of Storm Lake. For more information, contact St. Mary's Schools at 732-4166...
Tinsley, Welle named to All-America teams (03/16/01)
Iowa also was represented on both teams, Reggie Evans and Cara Consuegra receiving honorable mentions. Tinsley, a ball-handling whiz with quick hands, led Iowa State to its second straight regular season Big 12 championship. He became the team's leader after Marcus Fizer skipped his senior season to turn pro and Tinsley responded by leading the Cyclones in scoring and playing his best when the most was a stake...
BV softball, baseball prepare for spring trips (03/16/01)
Buena Vista, which finished 5-13 in the Iowa Conference and 16-20 overall last season, will be under the direction of first-year coach Steve Eddie. Eddie played baseball at the University of Iowa and was in the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox organizations before retiring in 1999...
Potter Book Club to meet at library (03/16/01)
Laura Rios will lead the book discussion on the Spanish translation and club members will gain insight on cultural differences of Rowling's literary motifs. Reservations are required for the pizza dinner and book talk. This young adult program is free and funded by the Friends of the Storm Lake Public Library...
Few Big Raffle tickets remain for SM Ball, Auction (03/16/01)
Once these 14 tickets are gone, all 400 chances for the cash gifts will be sold. Each $100 contribution gives the donor a chance to win a $10,000 gift, a $2,500 gift, a $1,000 gift or one of two $500 gifts. The Big Raffle winners will be drawn following the live auction at the St. Mary's Ball and Charity Auction...
Iowa Artists annual area show to be held April 7 (03/16/01)
The show is open to all artists ages 18 and older. Counties in Area II include Kossuth, Winnebago, Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Wright and Humboldt, Worth, Pocahontas and Franklin. Three works may be entered. Two-dimensional works include paintings, drawings and printmaking with a maximum dimension of four-feet in either direction. ...
Meriden church to host concert (03/16/01)
The Schimpps are comprised of husband and wife, Gary and Carmen, and their daughters Dawn, Andrea and Heather. This family has recorded two albums, "Precious Memories" and "Tomorrow on my Mind." The Schimpps have been performing consistently throughout the Midwest since 1983 when Gary was director of promotions of Minnesota Christian Broadcasters, Inc...
Choraliers to sing at Alta Methodist (03/16/01)
The group is comprised of area singers from Alta, Albert City, Laurens, Marathon, Linn Grove, Webb and Sioux Rapids. For this Lenten season they have prepared a wide variety of music ranging from the 16th century Latin motet "O Vos Omnes" (All Ye Who Pass By) to contemporary favorites such as "Just a Closer Walk With Thee."...
Williams opens his own business after concern for water (03/16/01)
Williams purchased Osegaro and has started his own business by opening Williams Water Works in Storm Lake. Williams, his wife, Deb and their two children live in Sulfur Springs, where Mark has farmed for the past 25 years. As a family, they look forward to the new opportunity that awaits them...
Yards, Etc., The And More Store acquire new location (03/16/01)
The new building will be used for storage and will be the future building for Yards, Etc., and The And More Store. Currently, The And More Store is open by appointment only and the acquisition of the building will allow the both businesses to grow, giving their customers quality service...
Mummert named promoter at Worthington Speedway (03/16/01)
Mummert is the former promoter of Buena Vista Speedway, serving there from 1993-97. The Noble County Fair Board announced the appointment this week. Mummert, along with race director Sean Enfield of Worthington, will run four classes of cars on the high-banked quarter-mile track: non-sanctioned modifieds, stock cars and sportsman/bombers, and IMCA sanctioned hobby stocks...
Financial investing workshop to be held in SL (03/16/01)
The workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Storm Lake Middle School and will be conducted by Darin Elsden from Edward Jones. This workshop is for those who want to learn more about setting realistic financial goals, making wise investment decisions and avoiding unexpected financial risks...
Reis achieves Masters Level status in real estate (03/16/01)
Masters Level status is awarded to an agent who has met minimum adjusted gross commissions or unit requirement during their first year of the Masters program. A finely sculpted, gold-plated lapel pin is awarded to the agent during the awards ceremony...
Alliant Energy proposes temporary change (03/16/01)
The EAC is the regulated adjustment mechanism that allows Alliant Energy to reflect changing purchased power and fuel costs to customers. "In February we explained to our customers that the dramatic increases in wholesale natural gas would cause the EAC to increase gradually over the course of the year so they could plan ahead," said Eliot Protsch, president of IES Utilities. ...
Enos "Bud" Ahart (03/16/01)
Burial was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Barker Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Ahart passed away Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake. Enos Anthony, the son of Joseph and Mary Ruth (Kelly) Ahart, was born Dec. ...
Thomas McCullough (03/16/01)
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by V.F.W. Post 590 and the American Legion Cantigy Post 195. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home of Sac City was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. McCullough passed away Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Loring Hospital in Sac City...
James Ball (03/16/01)
Pallbearers were Raymond Ball, Curtis Ball, Hardie Ball, Jr., Joel Ball, Jeffrey Ball and Corey Ball. Honorary bearers were all grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Burial was in Garfield Cemetery in Webb. The Warner Funeral Home in Spencer was in charge of the arrangements...
POLICE & SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (03/16/01)
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SL man arrested for child abuse (03/16/01)
Police received a report of possible child physical abuse at 3 p.m. Monday and following an investigation, learned Reed had struck his 13-year old step-daughter in the face causing a minor injury. The incident took place at a residence in Storm Lake at approximately 7:30 a.m. Monday morning...