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Stories from Thursday, April 5, 2001

City council hears grant idea, project concerns, school stop sign requests (04/05/01)
Fire Chief Gary Molgaard discussed the fire department's plans to apply for a part of the grant fund. Applications must be completed by May 2. The grant consists of a 32-page document, which allows each fire station to apply in two separate categories...
Latham to conduct town meetings (04/05/01)
"The new 107th Congress has already begun to work to save Social Security and Medicare, address the agricultural economy, improve education opportunities and ways of reducing government waste," said Latham. "These community town meetings are a valuable resource for me to be able to listen to the opinions and concerns of Iowans on the issues of importance to them and their families...
AmeriHost essay contest for Teacher of Year to be held (04/05/01)
The contest will begin April 6 and conclude on May 1. Students are encouraged to submit an essay explaining why their teacher should be honored as the AmeriHost Inn Teacher of the Year. The essays will be read and evaluated by AmeriHost Inn general manager, Sharon Eddy, regional director of operations, J. Mykel Hill and other judges...
SLHS I-JAG students to attend career conference (04/05/01)
Students will participate in team building skills headed by members of Iowa National Guard and work-base competitions. The competitive events are scheduled to begin on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Twenty-four students from the Storm Lake I-JAG program will be participating...
Swan hopes taking wing (04/05/01)
The Buena Vista County Swan Restoration Project wings into spring with new enthusiasm, new contributors and at least one new bird. Last week, the Buena Vista University environmental club Students Concerned About Tomorrow's Environment (SCATE) presented $250 it had raised for the project's "Adopt a Cygnet" program...
Firemen respond to lake spill (04/05/01)
An visibly oily slick extended from the storm water outflow near Lake Avenue and Lakeshore, stretching along the shoreline for about 75 yards to the west. The Storm Lake Fire Department responded, wading into the frigid water and using absorbent pillows to try to control the flow of the pollutant. Storm Lake Police officers assisted...
Farming for the Future (04/05/01)
This school year is the first year Sioux Central is offering agriculture education courses and the first-ever charter for a chapter of Future Farmers of America. It's a positive sign in a county and a state that has been seeing fewer and fewer young farmers on the horizon...
'Heartwarming' (04/05/01)
The Ramiro Rendon family is thankful - for their lives, for their friends and for the strangers who have offered so much to a family that one day had suddenly very little. The Rendons lost their home of three years in an early evening blaze two weeks ago. They escaped with little more than the clothes on their backs...
County will back SLADC sharing, but wants its share of the development (04/05/01)
Executive board members of SLADC have met with the two bodies this week, seeking approval to begin a plan that calls for the sharing of a director, staff and facilities between SLADC and the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce. Both city and county elected officials said they were excited about the possibilities with such a combined organization. County supervisors, however, did express concern over the possibility that the interests of the county and outlying communities could be missed...
Iowa Quilters Guild to meet in Alta (04/05/01)
Pat Patten, owner of "The Quilt Shoppe" in Alta will serve as hostess. Jo Morton of Prairie Hands Pattern Co. will teach two workshops based on 1800s style quilts. "Rachel's Reel," a needle-turn applique quilt pattern based on an antique chintz quilt, will be taught on Friday, May 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. ...
Weinert and Grieme perform with Northwestern College's A Capella Choir (04/05/01)
Weinert is a junior music major and Grieme is a sophomore elementary education major at the Orange City college. This year's program included music about two interrelated themes "God's gift to us" and "Our commitment to God." The program included familiar titles like "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" and "Beautiful Savior." It also included songs that stretched the audience like "Vamvuvama," which is Swahili for "He was crucified for us," and "Siyahamba," Swahili for "We are walking in the light of God.". ...
D.A.R.E. graduation held, essay winners awarded (04/05/01)
The D.A.R.E. program was created in 1983 by the Los Angles Police Department and the Los Angles School District as a proactive means of stopping drug use and violence before they begin. A uniformed law enforcement officer teaches the D.A.R.E. program...
Alta's website gets final touch (04/05/01)
Members of the school, chamber and city, along with many others, have been viewing the site that is currently available on a CD. Wolf would like input in order to make the site a benefit to all who visit it. Wolf is a senior at North-western College in Orange City. She was born and raised in Alta and by enrolling in a web design class last semester is hoping to give something back to her hometown by giving Alta it's own website...
Schmitt is BPW Woman of the Year (04/05/01)
Every year BPW honors one of its members by granting the honor. Family and friends gathered at the Lakeshore Cafe to congratulate Kay on being named the BPW Woman of the Year. Kay has been a member of BPW since 1989. She has been an active and loyal member, serving on various committees and being treasurer from 1993 to 1998...
Apartment building evacuated briefly (04/05/01)
Firefighters located an odor of smoke in the hallway on the first floor. The building was evacuated and all the apartments in the complex were checked. Firefighters located an apartment on the first floor where some food had overcooked on a stove top, setting off the alarm system...
SL downtown district now in compliance with American Disabilities Act (04/05/01)
The ordinance creates eight new spaces, deletes three spaces and moves one space. The ordinance will create 17 handicap spaces and puts the city in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. There was a request from the Senior Citizens Center to keep the first space south of East 5th on Erie Street handicap, which is deleted in the ordinance...
Car child seat check-up to be held this Saturday (04/05/01)
Parents and families are encouraged to bring their vehicles, car seats and children to have specially trained personnel check the installation and use of the car seat. Specific things that are checked include recall status, fit of the child in the seat and correct installation. This check up is an effort to make sure children are safe while riding in motor vehicles...
William Penn sweeps pair from BV in softball (04/05/01)
William Penn won the first game 2-1 and the second game 8-6. Erin Quass suffered the loss in the opener, allowing six hits while walking two and striking out seven over seven innings. Katie Richardson and Jeni Rydberg each had a hit. The Statesmen scored seven runs in the first inning of the nightcap, then held on for the win. Kubanis had three hits, while Jennifer Roberts, Ashley Lynch and Beth Pickett all had two apiece against losing pitcher Traci Kragel...
SL places first in four events at Cherokee (04/05/01)
No team points were kept in the meet, which also included Cherokee, Sioux City North and LeMars. Maier, a sophomore, threw the shot put 53 feet, 11 inches. Tyler Youde matched his personal best by leaping 5-8 to win the high jump. Tim Brink captured the 3,200 meters run with a time of 10 minutes, 57.6 seconds, while Justin Koeppe claimed the 400 meter low hurdles in 57.84...
Buena Vista seeks to get back into IIAC's upper division (04/05/01)
"We have an optimistic outlook because of the experience of our two junior pitchers and a solid defense," Buena Vista coach Marge Willadsen said. "Consistency will be the key with the ability to get key hits in a clutch situation." The Beavers' pitching corps features Erin Quass, an all-conference pitcher as a freshman, and Traci Kragel...
Short game a key factor for SL girls (04/05/01)
The Tornadoes have been unable to practice outside because of course conditions, and it could play a major part in the success of their season this year. "The short game will be a factor in our success," Storm Lake coach Steve Berry said. "With the season not allowing us to go out and practice, it's the touch game. If the girls have the short game touch, it's going to make it a lot easier. But we can't practice the little stuff around the green."...
BVU's Iehl, Lyman letter in basketball (04/05/01)
The team finished with a 21-6 overall record and a 16-4 conference mark under coach Brian Van Haaften. Buena Vista placed second in the Iowa Conference and also second in the league tournament. The Beavers were led by junior Adam Jones, who averaged 15.6 points a game. Jones went over the 1,000-point mark in his career at BVU and stands in eighth place with 1,270 points...
Experienced Central picked to win IIAC (04/05/01)
The Dutch, led by five all-conference players who helped Central tie Coe and Simpson for the conference title last year, were a unanimous choice to repeat by the eight coaches who participated in a poll to pick this year's order of finish. The conference season began Tuesday, weather permitting, with five doubleheaders. ...
BVU hosts annual Chamber Choir Festival (04/05/01)
Each choral group performed separately in Schaller Chapel with clinician Dr. William Wyman from Nebraska Wesleyan University. The 200-voice group rehearsed with Paula Keeler, choral director from BVU in Edson Hall on the BVU campus. Individual sessions were led by area instructors on IPA Phonetics and theory...
Cherokee Rodeo marks 35th anniversary go-round (04/05/01)
The Cherokee Rodeo is the largest professional rodeo in Northwest Iowa. Rodeo fans return each year for the three performances that offer top pro rodeo competitions, specialty acts and excellent rodeo stock raised on the Rafter B Bar ranch by the Barnes family near Peterson...
Iowa Quilters Guild to meet (04/05/01)
Pat Patten, owner of "The Quilt Shoppe" in Alta will serve as hostess. Jo Morton of Prairie Hands Pattern Co. will teach two workshops based on 1800s style quilts. "Rachel's Reel," a needle-turn applique quilt pattern based on an antique chintz quilt, will be taught on Friday, May 4, from 1 to 4 p.m. ...
Latino dancing class to be offered by Community Ed (04/05/01)
Instructors Alfredo Ramos and Marco Pizano will share their love to dance. During the class participants will learn the Meringa, Cumbia and Salsa. Singles or partners are welcome to attend. The registration fee is $5.00 and the deadline to sign up is Thursday, April 19. Registration may be made by calling Community Education at 732-5711...
BVRMC hosts golf tourney in June (04/05/01)
The cost for the 18-hole event is $35.00 per person or $140.00 per foursome. The tournament will begin with a 12 p.m. shotgun start with dinner served after play is completed. Prior to play, a free gift will be given out to each participant. Door prizes, tournament winners and pin prizes will be awarded during the dinner...
Lunch 'n Such to be held at Witter (04/05/01)
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...
Local pros: How to beat the 2001 stock market worries (04/05/01)
Investment experts agree that it is important to look at your "time horizon," or the length of time you wish to invest. "It should not be a week or two, but three, four, five years," said Alan Bowles, vice president of A.G. Edwards and Sons, Inc. "Then you don't get whipsided by the market like we have in the last three or four months."...
Ag Partners CEO announces retirement (04/05/01)
Anderson said, "I feel that after 35 years (31 years with Alceco and the last four years with Ag Partners), that it is time to slow down a little. I'm looking forward to spending a little more time with my family, doing some fishing and pursuing other business interests."...
BPW releases state conference award winners for this year (04/05/01)
State president Waliyullah Al-Hameed from the Iowa Central Multimedia Chapter, presided over the general sessions, business meetings and awards session. The following were presented with awards and qualify for the National Leadership Conference to be held in Anaheim, Calif. in May:...
Doi Lo (04/05/01)
The family will be present to greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Fratzke Funeral Home. Mr. Lo passed away Monday, April 2, 2001, at his Storm Lake home from complications of stomach cancer. Doi Lo, the son of Haam Lov Van and Ouy Lo Van, was born July 18, 1919, in Vietnam. He was educated in Vietnam, served in the military and worked as a carpenter there...
Newell teen charged by SL Police after stealing license plates (04/05/01)
A witness was able to give a description of the suspect and described the type of vehicle he left in. At approximately 8 p.m., a Storm Lake police officer stopped a vehicle matching the suspect's car description in the 600 block of East Lakeshore Drive...
SL man goes to federal prison on meth charge (04/05/01)
At a previous plea hearing, the defendant admitted that he and others had jointly participated in distributing over 5 kilograms of the drug in the Storm Lake area between 1995 and March of 2000. Storm Lake Police, the Kossuth County Sheriffs Department, the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Tri-State Drug Task Force were involved in the investigation...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (04/05/01)
ACCIDENTS VANDALISM...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - The doctor of the community (04/05/01)
The goal of public health is helping to create an environment where people can live in good health. Simply put, public health helps make good health happen in Iowa's homes, neighborhoods, schools and workplace. Public health is more than just state and local government agencies. While a personal physician may concentrate on keeping an individual healthy, public health works to keep the entire community in good health.....
BETWEEN THE LINES - Medicine and literature (04/05/01)
No, I'm not a doctor, but I saw several minutes of "ER" once. When I gave up medical school to become a Pilot-Tribune columnist, I gave up noon tee times and 18-digit salaries for bologna sandwiches minus the bread. On the up side, a surgeon can't eliminate his boo-boos with a bottle of "White-Out."...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - A little bit about a lot of stuff (04/05/01)
The city is trying an interesting approach toward a new aquatic center, assigning both a local and a distant engineering firm with experience in modernistic pools to work together on a potential design to take to voters. The current pool won't last forever. It isn't much fun, and without zero entry, is not friendly to very young children, older people or the disabled. The council will do well to formulate a plan, and then the voters will have their say - as it should be...