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Stories from Thursday, March 22, 2001

BVU Cultural Leadership Conference a success (03/22/01)
High school juniors and seniors from Minneapolis, Ft. Dodge, Waterloo, Des Moines, Omaha and Chicago participated in what was considered the best and most opportune conference in Northwest Iowa for diverse populations. Much work was put into this conference since its planning last October. Sophomore Erin Cron was the student leader behind the conference along with Director of Intercultural Programs Leon Williams and the CLC community...
Temple hit with arson (03/22/01)
While covering an attempted arson at the Buddhist Temple of Storm Lake, investigators discovered a possible bomb inside the building. Police and the Storm Lake Fire Department responded to the Temple, 6018 Rothmoor Road, Tuesday evening on a report of a burglary and arson...
'Dynamic' team goes to work on SL's potential new pool project (03/22/01)
The council approved engineering services from the Kansas City, Mo. firm of Larkin Aquatics and local engineering firm Kuehl and Payer, veterans of modern area pool projects around the region. "This team approach brings a real dynamic engineering team to the table," said John Call, city administrator...
Back-to-back fires, 2 families homeless (03/22/01)
By THOMAS KLETT and DANA LARSEN Pilot-Tribune Staff There has been an outpouring of support for two families whose homes burned down Monday evening. Both fires occurred in the same area of the Vista Mobile Homes Park on West 8th Street within hours of each other...
Fifth grade team has successful season (03/22/01)
The boys won third place at the Fort Dodge Tournament. The team compiled a 25-2 record. They will finish their season March 23 and 24 at Sioux Falls, South Dakota...
Maple Valley Ag 4-H news (03/22/01)
The meeting was called to order by president Laurie Grieme at 7 p.m. Joe Peterson led the Pledge of Allegiance. The secretary's report was given by Adam Glienke and the treasurer's report by Jake Bibler. The bills were approved to be paid to Sue Grieme...
Chamber discusses Altatude Days, website and Ragbrai (03/22/01)
The community has not held the event in the past three to four years and the chamber discussed whether the event would benefit the community. "As always this is something that will take a lot of volunteers," chamber president Joe Aube said. "I think the question is do we want to do this? I think to get more people involved in the chamber and the community we have to have projects and events available for them."...
Lunch lady enjoys role she plays in student's day (03/22/01)
Jennie Walsh has been a part of the hot lunch program in the Alta school district for the past 27 years and said she's enjoyed being a part of the student's growing up. "I really enjoy the cooking and the students," Jennie said. "I feel the parents are entrusting us with their children's nutrition and we try to help get them started off right in the mornings with breakfast and give them a healthy dinner at noon."...
Running group helps motivate women's health (03/22/01)
The philosophy of the program is to support area women runners of all levels, abilities and interest. The program introduces non-runners to the benefits of running and gives those individuals who have been running for some time a change of pace. McFadden has been running for 22 years. McFadden started the program in the fall of 1999, when she and her family moved to Alta and she didn't have anyone to run with...
Celebration of SL Census gains nears (03/22/01)
Just completed, the 2000 Census shows population in Storm Lake growing by 15 percent to 10,076 persons in 2000. The success of the census is in part, attributed to the diversity Storm Lake has to offer. Minority population in Storm Lake increased from 457 in 1990 to 2,981 in 2000, or 30 percent of the city's population...
Heater in home blamed for smoke odor (03/22/01)
Firefighters were advised by the occupants of the residents that the second floor smoke detectors had activated. Members of the fire department entered the home and determined an electric baseboard heater on the second floor had inadvertently been turned up to an excessively high temperature, causing an odor to come from the heating unit...
Farm Bureau scholarship winners announced (03/22/01)
Sara Petty, Sioux Rapids, was selected to receive the $500 scholarship; Kara Bjorklund, Newell, will receive $400 and Melissa Mangold, Linn Grove, $300. Petty is a senior at Sioux Central High School and is the daughter of Tom and Dianne Petty. She plans to attend Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. and major in elementary education...
Fundraiser to turn SLHS student center into coffeehouse (03/22/01)
Part of the student center at the high school will become Java JAG Coffeehouse as Mark Redenbaugh, from Abner Bell's Coffeehouse, has agreed to partner with I-JAG students to help in this fundraiser. Espresso-based drinks will be served to SLHS students and staff from 7:30 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. (closed 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.) in the student center with I-JAG students assisting. Flavored and unflavored lattes, as well as mochas flavored with Ghiradelli chocolate will be sold...
SLHS receives 17 Division I ratings at individual state speech contest (03/22/01)
Out of 19 performances, 17 received an overall "I" rating. Cami Bowers, Bobbi Meyer, Adam Thompson and Andrea Winchell all received I ratings at state in two events. The following also received Division I ratings: Literary Program: Adam Thompson, Andrea Winchell...
COOL DONATION (03/22/01)
The refrigerator will provide learning opportunities for the kids and be an added convenience for the staff, said Pat Cowan, development director for FHC. Pictured are Bev Miller, director for the community services program; Jean Erickson of Erickson's Maytag and Beta Sigma Phi member; Patti McKenna, president of the Xi Gamma Omega chapter; and Cowan...
Lake ice too thin for safety (03/22/01)
The combination of gradually warming temperatures, rain and wind has caused area lake and river ice to deteriorate. Add in the fact that old ice is weaker than new ice and there is a recipe for disaster. "Never assume the ice is safe," said DNR Recreational Safety Supervisor Rod Slings. "Always test the ice with a spud bar or ice auger before going out on the ice."...
Robley invited to Down Under Games in Australia (03/22/01)
The Down Under International Games are hosted each June and July in Australia or New Zealand. American teams and athletes compete against each other and most will have the chance to compete against Australian and New Zealand athletes and teams during the Down Under International Games...
Two SL girls place first at Lakes indoor (03/22/01)
The Storm Lake sophomore, who finished third in the long jump at the state meet last season, finished first in the event at the Lakes Conference indoor track and field meet Tuesday at Dordt College. No team scores were kept in the meet. Wulfekuhler won the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 2 inches. Sophomore Stacy Schmidt captured the 55 meters in a time of 7.8 seconds. She also placed second in the long jump with a leap of 15-4...
BV softball team blanks College of New Jersey (03/22/01)
Buena Vista lost its second game of the day 4-2 to Hope College. The Beavers had six hits in their win, including two apiece by Laura Lunders and Kelly Deabler. Lunders drove in two runs with a pair of doubles. Erica Demers had a double and Molly Schuler a single...
Alford staying at Iowa after Indiana offers Davis job (03/22/01)
Media reports out of Indianapolis said Indiana has offered interim coach Mike Davis a contract to become the Hoosiers' permanent coach. Indiana officials called a news conference for Wednesday afternoon to discuss the situation. Meanwhile, a top official at Iowa said he expected Alford to stay with the Hawkeyes. Mark Schantz, the university's general counsel, said Alford should be able to reach an agreement on a new contract and remain the coach...
Idaho hires ISU assistant Perry to be next coach (03/22/01)
The assistant to Larry Eustachy at Iowa State met with Idaho's screening committee on Monday. Idaho basketball coach David Farrar was fired March 9 after five seasons, including a 6-21 performance this year. "It's special to be able to come back here," said Perry, who met his wife, Christina, during his first semester in Moscow. "I was married here and both my daughters were born here."...
SL Springers Blue team places seventh in meet (03/22/01)
The Blue team placed seventh in the team standings with 128 points. For individual events, ribbons were given for sixth through 12th place, medals for second through fifth place, and trophies for first place. Team score is determined by the top four scores in each event...
SLHS Jazz Band to perform in championships (03/22/01)
The band will perform in a field of 15 select Class 3A ensembles at the Des Moines Convention Center. The SLHS Jazz Band will be performing at 9:30 a.m. in the lower level of the center. The field of 15 bands is determined through the following process. ...
Show celebrates the Hornecker legacy (03/22/01)
All of the artists, now residing all over the region, have agreed to honor Hornecker in this way. Due to the vast response from Hornecker alumni, a part of the show is also on display at the university art gallery in the BV Forum. Both exhibits are open to the public, free of charge. A special reception for Hornecker and many of the contributing artists will be held April 21 at 3 p.m. at the Witter, and 4:30-6 p.m. at the BVU gallery...
SL continues to gear up for RAGBRAI (03/22/01)
The city's theme for the bicycle marathon was announced recently: "The World's Hometown: Take a Brake by the Lake." As of this week, all of the heads for the many organizational committees have been chosen. Requests are flowing in for housing during the July 22 stop in Storm Lake, according to Melanie Miller of the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce. Anyone who would like to host visiting riders may call the chamber to register...
BV County 4-H basketball festival planned (03/22/01)
Boys and girls teams consisting of about 80 4-H junior boys, 4-H junior girls, 4-H intermediate boys and 4-H intermediate girls from across the county were formed as well as two coed senior teams. The festival will begin with the junior division, followed by the intermediates and concluding with the seniors. All games will be officiated by volunteer parents...
Bridal Reflections owner moves in a new direction (03/22/01)
Though Knoke said he'll miss the store, he's ready to slow down and move in another direction. Knoke has been in the retail business since 1956, when he began working for a chain of Grahams Department stores. He came to Storm Lake in 1973 when he was transferred with the Grahams business. In 1979, Knoke decided to go on the road for a while before returning to Storm Lake in 1981 to work at Douglass Clothing. Knoke and his wife, Sandy, purchased Bridal Reflections in 1990...
IBP reports record sales, now set for Tyson merger (03/22/01)
"We are pleased to report that all outstanding issues involved in the SEC's financial review, as well as the accounting issues related to DFG have now been resolved," Robert L. Peterson, IBP chairman and chief executive officer said. "We now look forward to proceeding with the Tyson transaction." IBP entered into a $4.7 billion merger agreement with Tyson Foods on Jan. 1, 2001...
Two farrowing school scheduled in northwest Iowa (03/22/01)
The programs are co-sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Iowa Pork Industry Center and will take place in early April at two locations. Topics at both schools include pre-farrowing management, the farrowing process, processing piglets and management of the lactating sow and nursing pig. Participants will learn how to prepare the sow and farrowing space, when to assist a sow during farrowing and how to identify disadvantaged pigs to improve their survival rate...
George Engelmann (03/22/01)
Rev. Henry Huddleston, Rev. Douglas Corlew and Pastor Barry Engelmann officiated the 10:30 a.m. service. Pallbearers were Ben Anderson, Dan Anderson, Bryant Engelmann, Barry Engelmann, Brooke Engelmann, Mark Engelmann, Dennis Mauser and Ron Mauser. Burial was in Immanuel Reformed UCC Church Cemetery in rural Schaller. Sliefert Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements...
Edward Fox Sr. (03/22/01)
Services will be held at a later date. The Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Newell is in charge of arrangements. Edward LeRoy, the son of Jacob and Mildred (Moore) Fox was born Nov. 8, 1935, in Barnes City. He attended school in Barnes City. On Jan. 27, 1958, he was united in marriage to Joann Lednum in Minnesota. The couple lived in Waterloo and moved to Council Bluffs in 1970. He was employed as a carpenter and he enjoyed fishing...
Robert Deason (03/22/01)
Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia. Visitation will be today from 2 to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. A memorial fund has been established. Mr. Deason passed away Sunday, March 18, 2001, at his home in Aurelia following a lengthy illness...
Mary Jo Nierling (03/22/01)
Burial will be in LaBelle Cemetery in LaBelle, Mo. The Barker Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Nierling passed away Sunday, March 18, 2001, in Alta. Mary Jo, the daughter of Walter Mack and Ruby Helen (Tripp) Roberts, was born June 29, 1930, in Deere Ridge, Mo. She was baptized into the Methodist Church in Deere Ridge. She graduated from LaBelle High School in 1948...
POLICE & SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (03/22/01)
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PILOT EDITORIAL - 'Safe Haven' is a sad necessity (03/22/01)
The law states, basically, that a parent who doesn't want a newborn child can simply dump them on the doorstep of a hospital or nursing home (since they are staffed 24 hours) and walk away with no worries of criminal charges as long as the child has not been physically abused...
A golden opportunity for lake restoration (03/22/01)
An article appeared on Tuesday, March 6, 2001, entitled "Iowa Lakes Among Most Filthy." According to the article, water samples taken last summer show heavy concentrations of nitrates and phosphorus in Iowa's waters. The samples showed that Iowa's 132 lakes are among the most fertilizer-polluted waters on earth. Water samples will continue to be taken over a five year period to monitor this situation...
For FH&C's special friends, Giving Makes the Difference (03/22/01)
Frequently the Faith, Hope & Charity care staff peeks in to make sure everything is okay. Gentle words and occasional giggles meander aimlessly through the room. It's story time. "Tap... Tap... Tap. Swoosh went the wind..." The book being read is about a frightened child seeking comfort and reassurance in the midst of the nighttime darkness...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Fined for driving safely (03/22/01)
Should the Governor of Iowa dismiss over 100 state troopers to ease the budget shortage, there won't be too many tears in my eyes. For the good of the patrol, Marc Ridout and Christopher Spencer should tear up that ticket and apologize to the driving public...
PILOT EDITORIAL - Wendelsdorf is scott free (03/22/01)
Last summer, he walked out of a Buena Vista County courtroom a free man, not testifying as his attorneys convinced a jury that he was not guilty of either the sexual abuse or murder of toddler Shelby Duis. By that time, a child endangerment charge had already been turned away by the court, which decided that as the mother's live-in lover, he was not responsible for the child's welfare...