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Stories from Tuesday, April 3, 2001

St. Mary's Ball raises record $70,000 as raffle winner claims $10,000 prize (04/03/01)
Organizers presented a "check" for $70,000 in net profits to school administrators near the end of the evening. Chairs for the event were Dr. Troy and Grace Ivey, with Dave and Mary Drey serving as co-chairs. Funds were raised through advance ticket sales, a Big Raffle campaign, which started in the fall, a Chest of Chance "grab bag" feature, over 100 silent auction items, and nearly 60 live auction items...
Cherokee teacher quits at 11th hour, drug-related conviction (04/03/01)
Rasmussen, who was contracted with the Cherokee School District at a salary of $35,7891 per year, had been teaching in Cherokee since 1986. The drug charges were filed against him in February and he officially filed a request for a closed hearing...
Seed corn for habitat plots is available in new BV project (04/03/01)
The seed will be provided free of charge. Food plots planted this spring can range up to four acres in size and will be left unharvested until March of 2002. When corn is planted in food plots it is possible to leave the planting for two years. The local chapter would be interested in working with people who are interested in trying a mixed grain food plot planting. If you would be interested in trying this type of planting, please inform one of the members listed below...
Two Korean War vets get their medals 5 decades later (04/03/01)
Latham will honor two Korean War veterans from Buena Vista County and will present them with a pin to recognize their service. A short video on the Korean War will be presented and Latham will also speak on the subject of remembering veterans. Latham will be traveling throughout the Fifth District next week, and is also planning to meet at the Buena Vista County Courthouse on at 10:30 a.m. ...
'Shocked' IBP leaders sue Tyson (04/03/01)
The mood around the plant of Storm Lake's largest employer was uncertainty Friday as news filtered down that IBP had filed a lawsuit against Tyson Foods, hoping to force the company to honor a $3.2 billion merger agreement terminated by Tyson on Thursday...
'A human orchestra' (04/03/01)
Cantor Leo Fettman's left leg is longer than his right. He wears a lift in his shoe to help correct the problem, which was caused after a Nazi shattered his leg. Fettman once sat with a noose around his neck, waiting for the small stool he stood on to be kicked away. When it was, he dropped like a rock, he recalled. But the rope broke, saving his life...
Next police chief will get a head start in Alta (04/03/01)
Messerole will begin his new role with the city on April 12. The police chief position became available when Julian Ortiz resigned after ten years of service earlier this month. Messerole will join current Alta Police Officers Mike Anderson and Dave Freese...
City backs up SLADC (04/03/01)
Members of the Storm Lake City Council spoke in favor of a combined development corporation and chamber of commerce at yesterday's city council meeting. The discussion began after executive board members for Storm Lake Area Development Corporation approached the council about continuing quarterly payments to fund the organization, despite the current absence of an assistant and director...
Commercial Trust & Savings to buy Commercial Federal branch bank in SL (04/03/01)
"We are pleased to be able to sell this branch to a company as committed to customers as Commercial Federal Bank has been," said William A. Fitzgerald, chairman of the board and CEO of Commercial Federal Bank. "We feel The Commercial Trust and Savings Bank will continue to serve our customers very well."...
SLHS presents academic 'Academy Awards' (04/03/01)
The 2nd Annual Academy Awards for Academic Excellence were held this weekend at the South Auditorium. One-hundred twenty-nine students were nominated for awards in eight academic categories. Bonnie Phillips and Mike Hanna hosted the gala ceremony. Also, several high school students provided entertainment between the awards...
WIRED READERS (04/03/01)
Students read over 86,000 minutes. Pittenger will also present audio-visual equipment to Storm Lake's three other public elementaries. Also, the top two readers in each class section were given AM-FM radios...
Hazardous waste clean-ups set for BV area (04/03/01)
By understanding safe disposal options and less hazardous alternatives, cleaner water and a healthier environment will result. A Regional Collection Center - where trained personnel unload the materials - has been established for residents of Plymouth, Cherokee and Buena Vista Counties. ...
COTTON EYED JOE (04/03/01)
The camp was put on by the Alta Danceline Drill Team, who will be hosting their Danceline Drill Team Night this Friday at 7 p.m. in the Alta high school gym. There will be performances by dance teams from Storm Lake Public, Storm Lake St. Mary's and Galva-Holstein. There will also be performances from Alta's kindergarten through 8th grade students. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR (04/03/01)
Without the dedication of our donors the Siouxland Community Blood Bank would not be able to supply blood products to hospitals such as Buena Vista County Hospital that we serve. On March 22, the SBB held a blood drive in Alta at the Community Center and registered 27 people and a total of 20 units were collected. ...
Try the National Geographic 'Bee' global challenge (04/03/01)
The following questions were used in the Pilot-Tribune area school competitions, as well as state and national levels of the 2000 National Geographic Bee and reflect the range of difficulty and subject matter that can be expected in new questions at these various levels...
Albright to speak at BVU's Heritage Lecture (04/03/01)
For the past 11 years, Buena Vista University has provided Iowa and the Midwest with access to world leaders who come to Buena Vista University to discuss the issues underlying American freedoms. Established in 1989, the William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture Series is part of the University's service to Iowa. ...
DOT seeks sponsor agencies for 2001 Urban Youth Corps (04/03/01)
The program objectives are to provide transportation-related work projects and training opportunities to youth between the ages of 16-21 who face barriers to employment and to accomplish meaningful and productive improvements to transportation facilities...
Summit's building campaign nears ground breaking (04/03/01)
The two-hour seminar was sponsored by Summit Evangelical Free Church and held at Alta's Roxy Theater. Stewart McChesney, founder and president of the Colorado-based Titus Stewardship Ministries, presented a Biblical perspective on money management and debt-free living. McChesney outlined for participants how to avoid the pitfalls of excessive debt. Attendees were equipped with tools to improve their skills in earning, spending, giving and saving...
Facilities committee prepares for future meetings (04/03/01)
The committee has been touring neighboring districts and plans to have an architect and a financial consultant available during upcoming meetings to answer questions that have been arising. The Facilities committee has scheduled meetings for April 11, April 25 and May 8. Anyone is welcome to attend the meetings, which has been sparking a lot of interest among community members...
A message filled with hot air (04/03/01)
Peterson has been brightening people's day through his balloon creations for the past 15 years and this week brought his talent to the children at Alta's Wee Care preschool. Peterson became interested in balloon creations while working at the Midwest Children's Home in Peterson. While traveling with the home, Peterson met a man who would make balloons for people. When his friend retired, he decided to get into the balloon creations himself...
Group concerned about Regional Transit Authority rates (04/03/01)
Rose Lee, RTA executive director, acknowledged that the best service has not been provided locally in the Buena Vista County and Storm Lake area. Some of the complaints include waiting time for customers, unscheduled stops and long rides. Lee said a shortage of drivers, low wage rates and insufficient equipment to handle communication traffic have contributed to the poor service...
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center leader in Northwest Iowa with healthy work environment (04/03/01)
If you caught the program, it focused on the needle manufacturers. Buena Vista Regional Medical Center (BVRMC) is proud to say that we have been using safe needles for many years. Our first sharps safety device, the needleless IV system, was put in place in 1993. Since that time we have implemented a number of safe needle devices to protect both our workers as well as others in our community...
SL safety team grabs bike grant (04/03/01)
The Bike Safety Task Force met on Monday to plan their education components and timeline. With a goal of reaching some 450 youth with hands-on bicycle safety education, the 13 member task force is planning school and community efforts from May to September. The grant funds will go to support the purchase of equipment, resources and materials for teaching in the Storm Lake community...
Fate of lake dredging plan now up to the Corps of Engineers (04/03/01)
The DNR has just sent a request to the Corps of Engineers asking for formal approval to proceed with the work despite new concerns by the state Office of Historical Preservation, which suggested that dredging could destroy any historical finds that may exist in the bottom of the lake...
Judge overrules re-trial for Zarate (04/03/01)
A judge overruled the motion for a new trial for a Storm Lake teen who was found guilty of first-degree murder in February. Rene Zarate, 17, was found guilty by a Buena Vista County jury in the stabbing death of Jorge Ramos, 47, of Storm Lake. Ramos had been stabbed over 50 times in May of 1999...
BV runners pick up eight first-place finishes at BC (04/03/01)
Henrich won the 200 meters in a clocking of 22.17 seconds and took the 400 in 50.62. Ben Smith won the 100 meters in 10.79 seconds, while Ryan Moenck captured the 10,000 meters in 34 minutes, 45.54 seconds. Andy Fish placed third in the 200 meters in 22.42 seconds. Justin Smith was fourth in 22.51, Ben Smith sixth in 22.76 and Dana Jergens seventh in 22.90...
Desire, dedication key for SL girl netters (04/03/01)
Desire and dedication. Those two words will be synonymous with the success of the girls season this spring. "I think for the varsity players it will be their dedication and desire," said first-year coach Craig Edmundson. "I see a lot of that. The upper level players have taken it upon themselves to put in extra training and hitting time whenever they can. I've really been impressed with the leadership of the group."...
Helton becomes one of top-paid players (04/03/01)
Helton has agreed to a new contract worth $151 million over 11 years, the fourth-largest deal in sports history. Helton, 27, was a first-round amateur draft pick in 1995 and finished second in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 1998. He hit .320 with 35 homers and 113 RBIs in 1999, and was voted The Associated Press Major League Player of the Year last season after hitting .372 with 42 home runs and 147 RBIs...
Alford agrees to five-year deal (04/03/01)
Alford tentatively agreed to a five-year contract extension with an annual salary of $900,000, not including other incentives, University of Iowa Athletics Director Bob Bowlsby announced Wednesday. "I appreciate very much the commitment that Mr. Bowlsby and the University of Iowa have presented," Alford said. "I couldn't be more pleased with all phases of our program."...
Iowa player participates in women's all-star game (04/03/01)
Iowa's point guard Cara Consuegra was a member of the losing Blues team, playing 22 minutes and recording four assists, one rebound and one steal. She failed to score, shooting 0-2 from the field. The game is held annually on the Saturday during the NCAA Women's Final Four. A near-capacity crowd of 2,800 saw the exhibition at the Washington University Field House...
BV sweeps pair from Simpson (04/03/01)
Buena Vista won the opener 5-4 and the nightcap 8-4. Buena Vista scored three runs in the first inning of the opener. Beard and Justin McAtee both drew walks before Young hit a homer. Cory Kennedy delivered an RBI double in the second inning. The Beavers had six hits in the game, including a double by Evan Grieme...
SL netters loaded with senior experience (04/03/01)
The Tornadoes return five starters from a team that finished 5-6 a year ago. The only starter lost was Kurt Havens, who played at No. 1 singles last season. Five letterwinners return, including No. 2 player Adam Woodle, No. 3 player Arick Loew, No. 4 player Kris Hoeppner, No. 5 player Greg Hegarty and No. 6 player Dan Lickteig...
THE GLASS MENAGERIE (04/03/01)
There are performances on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available at the door. The cast includes students Nate Otto (Tom), Katy Argotsinger (Laura), Emily Hienkle (Amanda), and Chad Hotovec (Jim the suitor). The show is directed by Bruce Kurtz. For more information, call 732-8065...
Alumni Show expands to BVU Gallery (04/03/01)
Mac Hornecker, professor of art at Buena Vista University, has announced his retirement at the end of the current academic year. Hornecker's former students were invited to contribute their original works to a one of a kind exhibit honoring his years of teaching BVU students...
Eighth annual Carroll Art Show to be held this Saturday (04/03/01)
Admission to the event is free. Co-chairpersons Pam McGinnis of Carroll and Toni Grote of Breda have 28 artists confirmed to show. A wide range of art will be exhibited by artists from 19 towns and cities in Iowa and Nebraska. Media includes oils, metal art, basketweaving, jewelry, tatting, highly detailed miniature oils, porcelain painting, bronze sculptures, watercolors, pottery, pen and ink, acrylics, wood and stone carving, crimshaw, wood and paper, charcoal portraits, pastels, scratchboard, caricatures, photography and others.. ...
Sting to appear in concert in Ames (04/03/01)
Tickets are now on sale for either $59.50 or $43.50 each. Tickets may be purchased at the Iowa State Center Ticket Office at Stephens Auditorium, all Ticketmaster Centers or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Each day welcomes something brand new for the successful artist Sting, especially when his Brand New Day Tour swings through Ames. ...
Rock of ages (04/03/01)
Lord forgive me, for I didn't know, That your way, was the way to go. I walked, the broad path looked great, But as I looked on, I could see hell's gate. So I turned, and I ran away, And the night, faded as day... Came again, in all it's glory No more night it's a sunny morning...
April youth classes announced at Witter (04/03/01)
On Thursday, April 5, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., preschoolers (4-5 year olds) will be creating clay faces using fimo clay. This special art clay comes in several colors, is easily shaped and bakes quickly. On Tuesday, April 10, from 4 to 5 p.m., older children in grades K-4 are invited to come to the Witter Gallery and create unusual sand art projects...
Lunch 'n' Such to be held at Witter (04/03/01)
This month's menu features a wide variety of salads, breadsticks, assorted cakes and beverages. Musical entertainment will be provided by local dentist, Dan Douglas, on the piano. In addition to good food, fine music and excellent company, guests will have the opportunity to view the current exhibition...
Lawrence Keyes (04/03/01)
Honorary pallbearers were Jim Lee, Jeff Lee, Brian Lee, Jenny Lee, John Rasmussen and Dave Anderson. Burial was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Sliefert Funeral Home of Albert City was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Keyes passed away Thursday, March 29, 2001, in Albert City...
Delwin Otteman (04/03/01)
Pallbearers were Keith Pierce, Evert Danielson, John Spooner, Paul Smith, Ken Putzier, Paul Farber and Kirk Christensen. Burial was in Buena Vista Memorial Cemetery in Storm Lake. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Dorothy Schoning (04/03/01)
Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek. Friends may call at the church today from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Schoning passed away Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City...
Attic fire in Storm Lake home causes $5,000 damage (04/03/01)
Firefighters observed smoke coming from the attic vents of the residence and located a fire in the wall in the second floor bathroom. The fire was extinguished and the home was ventilated for smoke. An investigation at the scene determined the cause of the fire was an overheated chimney flue in a concealed wall space. Damage to the home is estimated at $5,000...
SLPD arrests California man on child abuse charges (04/03/01)
The alleged abuse occurred between May of 1998 and January of 1999 involving a 14-year old female and her father at 729 Michigan Street. Interviews were conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday in connection with the investigation and based on the information gathered, police obtained an arrest warrant charging Eduardo De La Paz, 66, of Bakersfield, Calif. with Sexual Abuse, 2nd Degree, a class B felony and Incest, a class D felony...
Cause of trailer fire undetermined (04/03/01)
"There was no heat source in the immediate area," Jones said. The fire broke out shortly before 6 p.m. on March 19 at the residence, located at 604E West 8th St. Also in other news, an attempted arson at the Buddhist Temple of Storm Lake remains under investigation by the Storm Lake Police Department...
SL teen faces burglary, possession, violating probation (04/03/01)
On Wednesday evening police received additional information in reference to the investigation. Police located Pedro De La Paz, 15, of Storm Lake, at 1726 East Milwaukee Avenue, Apartment 19, and he was arrested in connection with the investigation. De La Paz was charged with Attempted Burglary 3rd Degree, an aggravated misdemeanor and Possession of Alcohol, a simple misdemeanor. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Some pain in state budget (04/03/01)
In order to plug a $300 million hole in the budget, he has proposed some cuts and a long list of monetary shifts and transfers. Since these new figures were just released Wednesday, it will take several days to pour over them and figure out exactly what is being proposed. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Daffodils vs cancer (04/03/01)
More than 750 daffodils were sold during the event, raising more than $4,000 for the American Cancer Society's research, education, advocacy and service programs. The outstanding support received proves that this community is truly committed to a future free from cancer. The daffodil is a symbol of hope for cancer patients...
Dodging high school reunion from a cool, safe place (04/03/01)
It seemed they were trying to put together a reunion, something that I don't think they've ever quite managed. Next to my name on the list, it said, "No information." I kind of like that. No information. Makes me feel mysterious. Like the old time pro wrestlers, where the scariest guy was always from "Parts Unknown."...