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Stories from Tuesday, March 27, 2001

SLADC and SL chamber explore a partnership (03/27/01)
The executive boards of both groups will meet together later this week to discuss the possibility of restructuring their organizations together, according to Steve Brashears, SLADC board president. "We have had a lot of conversation with the chamber people, and we are looking into a lot of different possibilities. ...
SR teen to environmental health institute (03/27/01)
Dean will take part in a variety of learning activities including didactic, small group discussion, laboratory and field exercises. The instructors are nationally recognized faculty, researchers and staff from the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center. The one-week residential program will award Dean a scholarship...
Ideas for ET Academy (03/27/01)
Dan Anderson from ICCC visits with the Storm Lake Community School District English Language Learner coordinator Jolene Davis with Redenbaugh, project assistant and Terry Ohden, West School site coordinator looking on...
BVU student to be featured in photo magazine (03/27/01)
A full-page review of Dirkschneider's images entitled "Expressions" features four black-and-white portraits of BVU students and their friends. The article contains Dirkschneider's commentary on her education, goals and influences. "Shutterbug" is one of the nation's most widely read photo-enthusiast publications. Dirkschneider studied photography with Dr. Bruce Ellingson and Michael Cerizo during her four years at BVU...
Offenburger to be featured at ICCC event (03/27/01)
Offenburger is now a writer-in-residence at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake and a columnist for The Iowan Magazine. He is best known for his columns, many about the citizens of Iowa's small towns and rural areas, which he wrote four times weekly from 1977 through 1998, and for his involvement in the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) which he co-hosted with John Karras for 16 years...
Sioux Central student receives United States National Award (03/27/01)
Madsen was nominated for this national award by Karen Stacy, a teacher at the school. She will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally. "Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America's history. ...
BVU athletic training program a candidate for accreditation (03/27/01)
Currently, the only CAAHEP-accredited athletic training program in the state is located at the University of Iowa. The Commission grants accredit-ation upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Athletic Training (JRC-AT)...
SLHS I-JAG students visit Iowa state capitol (03/27/01)
Representing the Storm Lake I-JAG program were Jenny Mitchell, 2000 graduate of Storm Lake Alternative High School, and Phouthai Inthongsay and Heather Jackson, class of 2001 students at SLHS. The students met with Lt. Governor Sally Pederson, Senator Mary Lou Freeman and Representative Russ Eddie, along with other legislative representatives. ...
ICCC offers computer and internet courses for seniors (03/27/01)
Learn Internet Basics will be held for two consecutive Monday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning April 2. Course topics include search engines, downloading, e-mail, terminology and working with Microsoft Explorer. The cost of this course is $45.00...
CAFFEINATED TRICKSTER (03/27/01)
Abner Bell's Coffeehouse donated equipment and supplies for the second annual event, which serves as a fundraiser for the high school JAG program. However, this year 50 percent of the profits are being donated to a family who lost their home in a fire last week...
Census puts city in forefront of 'New Iowa' (03/27/01)
"Rural Iowa is almost all white, aging and decreasing in numbers," said Chuck Offenburger. "In Storm Lake, we're very diverse, much younger and we're growing." Offenburger pointed out the tie he wore that had part of Iowa artist Grant Wood's "American Gothic," which depicts a farmer and his wife...
Settles scores at area youth rally (03/27/01)
Settles, who stepped into the starting lineup for the Hawkeyes from 1993-1997, is now in the inspiration game, writing and speaking to children and adults. His sports career speaks for itself - Settles still ranks in the Top 10 in more career statistical categories than any other player in Hawkeye history and was named team MVP three times. Settles is an Academic All-American and the three-time winner of the prestigious Chris Street Award...
Car plunges into icy river (03/27/01)
A Storm Lake woman is dead after the vehicle she was driving left the roadway and landed in a flooding river this weekend. Cheryl Copp, 48, was driving on Highway 7 when her car left the roadway and entered the Raccoon River one and one-half miles west of Newell. The Raccoon was at flood stage due to melting snow and ice...
BVU launches new Summer Academy (03/27/01)
But Buena Vista University has something more in store for its summer campers - a head start in their academic fields of interest. BVU's new Summer Academy will offer a series of week-long camps for middle school and high school students that will give them a high level of hands-on experience in a rigorous academic setting...
$600K SC grant would create a Community Learning Center (03/27/01)
The grant would span three years and include four components. The first would be to establish a Community Learning Center which would employ a director and site coordinator to help with the rest of the program. The main part of the Community Learning Center would be located in the former Simonsen building located in downtown Sioux Rapids. This site is now called Sioux Central's downtown campus...
Wulfekuhler places second in long jump (03/27/01)
Wulfekuhler leaped 16 feet, 11 inches to finish second. She actually tied for first place, but was unable to take her last two jumps due to an injury. Paige Havens finished seventh in the 400 meters with a time of 1 minute, 5.15 seconds. Freshman Molly Daniels placed 14th in the 55 meters in a clocking of 7.6 seconds. Jill Parman finished in 7.70 seconds and Wulfekuhler 7.74...
Lack of depth hurts ISU women in 84-65 loss to Vanderbilt (03/27/01)
With Welle out of the game at key times because of fouls, Iowa State lost to Vanderbilt 84-65 Saturday night in the semifinals of the NCAA Midwest Regional. "We had no chance realistically," Fennelly said. "We're not a deep team. They put her in a position where she had to foul, and that's to their credit."...
HOT SHOT (03/27/01)
It was Maier's second shot put title in as many meets. The Tornado sophomore has already qualified for the Drake Relays and the state meet this season...
St. Mary's runners feature more numbers (03/27/01)
Last year, there were a total of just six athletes donning uniforms, making it difficult to accomplish anything in meets. This season, however, there will be 15 athletes on the squad when the Panthers open the season April 3 at the Lawton-Bronson Invitational...
BVU splits pair with Nebraska Wesleyan (03/27/01)
Nebraska Wesleyan won the opener 3-2 and Buena Vista took the nightcap 3-1. Bloyer pitched four innings, allowing two hits and one earned run while walking one and striking out one. Carlton pitched two innings in relief to get the win. He struck out two. Knutzen pitched a perfect inning in relief...
Harder, Maier capture firsts at indoor meet (03/27/01)
Harder won the 1,000 meters with a time of 2 minutes, 52.3 seconds. Maier claimed the shot put with a throw of 54 feet, 3/4 inches. Last week, Maier won the shot put at the Lakes Conference indoor meet with a whopping throw of 55-8 1/2. Jeff DeHaan was a close second in the 55 meter high hurdles with a time of 7.98 seconds. Rory Fulcher leaped 20 feet 4 inches to finish second in the long jump...
Jazz show to be held at BVU (03/27/01)
The program will include old and new jazz repertoire performed by the entire choir, small ensembles and soloists from the group. The concert will be guided by light commentary and will conclude at 9 p.m. There is no charge for the performances and the public is welcome to attend...
Iowa youth program restores houses, lives on 'Living in Iowa' (03/27/01)
"I go and talk to kids in classes and I ask kids to hold up their hands and indicate how many of them think that they are going to be entangled with the criminal justice system," Nickerson says. "And more times than not you get 20 or 30 kids out of a class of 40 or 50. When the prospect of being in a criminal justice system is that entrenched in a culture, it takes some rather dramatic interventions."...
Sioux Central to celebrate National Library month (03/27/01)
Wood has been called Minnesota's "renaissance man" and is an author, artist, musician, naturalist and wilderness guide. As a writer of books for children and adults, he has over one million copies in print. Some of his classics include "Old Turtle" and "Grandads' Prayers of the Earth." Among his many honors and awards have been the Christopher Medal, ABBY Award, International Reading Association Book of the Year, Minnesota Book Award, Midwest Publishers Association Book of the Year, Parent's Choice Award, Barnes and Noble Star of the North and the Story Telling Award.. ...
Singer George Jones to appear in Ames (03/27/01)
Jones, who the New York Times called "the greatest living country singer" and whose miraculous recovery from a 1999 car accident served as a prelude to an inspirational creative comeback, returns to Iowa in a special Mother's Day concert, in a 7 p.m. show, his first in Ames, with special guest Ricky Lynn Gregg...
Siouxland All-American band concert to be held in Sioux City (03/27/01)
The band is comprised of 65 members and is under the direction of Mike Hogan. Tickets are $5.00 per person for adults and all students are free. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door or at Mid America Air Museum at the Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City...
Harold Sliefert (03/27/01)
Burial will be in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Sliefert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers are Alan Lenhart, Brian Lenhart, Leland Staton, Andrew Staton, Jeremy Hoffman, Jason Bade and Zachary Staton. Mr. Sliefert passed away Saturday, March 24, 2001, at his home in Storm Lake...
Cheryl Copp (03/27/01)
Burial will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Elkhorn Township Cemetery in Moorland. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held today, March 27, 2001, at the funeral home after 2 p.m. with a Legion of Mary Rosary at 3:30 p.m. and a Wake service at 7 p.m...
Vera Calberg (03/27/01)
Mrs. Carlberg passed away Thursday, March 15, 2001. Vera Huseman was born March 13, 1926, in Sioux Rapids. She was raised on a farm in Iowa. In 1947 she married Darrell D. Carlberg. She was a homemaker who moved to Portland, Ore. from Virginia in 1972. She later lived in Santa Paula, Calif. before returning to Portland in 1993. Her husband passed away in 1998...
Driver points gun out a car window, police ask help to catch suspect (03/27/01)
Shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday, police responded to a report that the driver of a vehicle displayed a handgun by pointing it out of the driver's window and aiming it toward the tree tops. The vehicle, described as a dark red or maroon Pontiac Grand Prix occupied by two Hispanic males, was observed traveling northbound on Geneseo Street at West 6th Street when the incident occurred. ...
Aurelia woman faces up to 40 years on meth drug charges (03/27/01)
Tina Louise Castillo, 35, faces a minimum of 5 years to a maximum of 40 years in prison if convicted. She could face a fine of up to $2 million, plus a sentence of at least four years of supervision following release. The case was investigated by the Sac County Sheriff's Department, Iow Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Tri-State Drug Task Force and Federal Bureau of Investigation...
Trooper caught in 3-car accident while responding to fatality drowning, 3 hurt (03/27/01)
Trooper Todd Brechwald, 35, of Alta, was responding to an emergency call for assistance at the Raccoon River near Newell when his vehicle was hit by another car. Brechwald was eastbound on C-65 at the south junction of Highways 71 and 7. He was driving a fully marked patrol car...
GUEST RESPONSE - The Bottle Bill in rebuttal (03/27/01)
After serving as the Natural Resources and Environment Chair for four years in the Senate and currently serving as the co-chair of the interim study committee on Iowa's Bottle Deposit Law, I felt it necessary to give your readers a slightly different perspective...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Don't leave poor Iowans in the dark (03/27/01)
On April 1, Iowa's utility companies can cut off services to Iowans who have fallen behind on their bills. "MidAmerican Energy recently reported that 63,000 Iowans are behind on their payments," said Senator Mike Gronstal, Senate Democratic Leader. "Surely we can agree that this winter's energy price disaster demands a response from the Legislature. The thousands of Iowa families struggling to catch up on these bills shouldn't have to do it in the dark."...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Every life has its story (03/27/01)
Thanks to Dana Larsen for your eloquent and well-written "Writing obituaries for life" column on March 8. You brought to light what those of us in funeral service have always known, all of God's children are UNIQUE and IMPORTANT in this wonderful world of ours!...