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Stories from Thursday, April 19, 2001

Anderson resigns from Alta police department (04/19/01)
Anderson resigned after seven years with the department. Anderson also served the community of Alta and Aurelia as a D.A.R.E. officer, instructing students to stay away from drugs and alcohol through a six-week program. Anderson and his family will move to West Union in eastern Iowa, where he will serve in similar roles as a police and D.A.R.E. officer...
Prom mania is here (04/19/01)
Memories don't always come cheap. For around 300 students expected to attend prom at Storm Lake High School this weekend, it is estimated that their personal expenses alone will add up to a whopping $50,000 evening. Girls in this area spend, on average, $200 to $600 on prom alone. Guys tend to fare better, averaging $80 to $150 in out-of-pocket cost...
SL schools' Parman readies for retirement, but isn't slowing down (04/19/01)
"I'm not retiring yet - I want to continue to do the same thing I've always done," Parman said. That's good news for the Storm Lake Community School District - Parman has helped the district secure more than $10 million in grants, while also keeping a keen eye on the curriculum throughout the schools...
Discovering 'Life in Iowa' (04/19/01)
"Life in Iowa" begins in Storm Lake for three Iowa State University students who have spent the last semester quietly studying and working in Storm Lake. They have been exploring the community and its diversity for a unique project, and have come away impressed...
Reno participates in Central event (04/19/01)
This collaborative mini-olympics project for area preschool students was held at Central's Kuyper Fieldhouse on Monday, April 9. Reno is an elementary education major at Central and a graduate of Sioux Central High School. The mini-olympics event, which was sponsored by Central College and Heartland Area Education 11, drew preschool students from Carlisle, Indianola, Knoxville, Newton, Pella, Pleasantville and Melcher-Dallas preschools. ...
NSDAR Chapter receives awards (04/19/01)
The Pauline Pressley Corey Membership Award silver tray was presented at the recent state conference. The traveling trophy stays in the chapter as long as it retains its status. In addition, the chapter was given a gold award, the highest attainable in the state. Two more awards were given for commemorative events. Those included the promotion and visibility of Constitution Week; recognizing Korean War veterans and promoting the Parade of Flags...
REACHING THE ROOF (04/19/01)
Workers were evacuated after a welding torch being used to cut steel ceiling deck above a loading dock caught the fiberboard in the roof on fire. An employee quickly responded with a fire extinguisher, holding the damage to the building at a minimum. Firefighters investigated the roof structure with the aerial platform while others used a ladder to check the inside roof from below. There were no injuries, but several blocks of Richland Street were closed down in the incident...
Brush pile dumping has city concerned, code update reviewed (04/19/01)
"The one problem that we are having is that people are bringing down their leaves and stuff in plastic bags and leaving the plastic bags down here," Pedersen said. "We're just trying to control that problem because what happens is that it makes more work for us when we have to pick up all the plastic bags."...
Wilwerdings add to Auction House (04/19/01)
The Wilwerdings have been running Bright & Sunny Clean Care for the past 14 years and said with so many clients around Alta and Buena Vista County, they've decided to move the main office to Alta from it's original Odebolt location. Bright & Sunny Clean Care is now located next to the Alta Auction House...
Concession stand and bathhouse needs reviewed (04/19/01)
The discussion began when the booster club approached the school board with plans of constructing a new concession stand earlier this year. The Booster Club had raised $12,000 and was ready to move forward with their plans. The school was in favor of a new concession stand and requested for more storage space to be added to the building...
NU Attitude opens in Alta (04/19/01)
When her son, Doug, was injured in an automobile accident last July, Allen gave up her love for styling hair to care for him. Allen recently tried to go back to work at a local shop in Alta and said although she enjoyed her time there, she felt her son needed her at home. Allen has chose to open a salon in the convenience of her own home...
Property tax valuations reset (04/19/01)
"We did every residential property in Buena Vista County - that includes farms, rural residences and urban housing," said assessor Ted Van Grootheest. The assessor's office has not done individual site appraisals for almost six years, he said. "We actually visited the sites because assessments were too low according to sales that have taken place," said Van Grootheest...
Concordia students, FH&C join in tree planting for Earth Day (04/19/01)
At this time, the students of Concordia School will plant a tree to celebrate Arbor Day, Earth Day and the receipt of two grants from the Iowa Trees Forever organization. The public is invited to attend. Trees Forever has awarded two grants to Faith, Hope and Charity for the purpose of planting a wind break and natural snow fence on the north and east sides of their property where the school is located...
Flying Winners (04/19/01)
Pictured are Storm Lake winners, including Ben Smith, Allison Kruse, Corina Connell and Sean Connell. Other winners include Michele Clapp, Briana Scharn, Soutchay Inthamath, Shantry Riesdel and Abby Richardson...
BV splits twin-bill with Cornell (04/19/01)
Cornell won the opener 2-0 while Buena Vista took the nightcap 7-4. Heller stymied the Beavers on one hit as the Rams won their first conference game of the season. It was Heller's second shutout in her last three starts. Laura Lunders had the only hit...
SL kickers drop match to Heelan (04/19/01)
"We knew coming in that Heelan would be one of our toughest opponents," Storm Lake coach Don Parkhurst said. "What really hurts is getting shut out. Heelan is big, strong, and wears you down with numbers. We tried to make some adjustments at halftime, but obviously those didn't work out."...
Lindquist sets meet record for Rebels (04/19/01)
Clay Central-Everly won the team title with 108 points. Sioux Central scored 85. Lindquist was clocked in 15.81 seconds to win the event. Richie Thacker claimed the 3,200 meters in 10 minutes, 53.6 seconds and the 1,500 meters in 5:16.8. Mike Ruhs won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 6 inches, while Chris Axdahl claimed the shot put in 43-5 1/2...
Wulfekuhler sets meet record, makes history (04/19/01)
Unity Christian won the meet with 112 points. Storm Lake scored 46. Wulfekuhler leaped a career-best 17 feet, 3 1/2 inches to win the event. The sophomore became only the second girl in school history to break the 17-foot barrier. Marianna Gutz jumped 17-8 in 1985, which won the state title that year...
SL boys claim Spirit Lake title (04/19/01)
Storm Lake scored 119 points in the meet. Algona was second with 91. Koeppe broke the meet record with a time of 55.29 seconds in the 400 meter hurdles to place first. Shane Maier placed first in the shot put with a throw of 51 feet, 4 inches. Rory Fulcher claimed the long jump with a leap of 20-8, while Tim Brink took the 3,200 meter run with a time of 10 minutes, 29.15 seconds. Tyler Youde won the 800 meters in 2:10.75...
SL boys, girls ousted by LeMars netters (04/19/01)
Dan Lickteig had the closest match for Storm Lake, falling 10-7 at No. 4 singles. Lickteig and Greg Hegarty were felled 10-8 at No. 2 doubles. "LeMars is a solid team, much-improved over last year," Storm Lake coach Ron Netten said. "We got a good old-fashioned clock cleaning. We looked slow and could not keep the ball in play. We will need to improve our play by more intensity, consistency and service procedure."...
SL airport fly-in breakfast approaching (04/19/01)
Serving will be held from 7 until 11 a.m. and feature pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. The cost of the meal will be $3.00 for adults, $2.50 for children under 12 and free to all fly-in pilots. Prizes will be awarded in several categories including the farthest fly-in, oldest aircraft, oldest licensed pilot and the youngest licensed pilot...
DARE Fun Day planned in Arnold's Park (04/19/01)
The D.A.R.E. Fun Day is planned for Saturday, May 12. For a fee of $10.00, participants can enjoy the day at the park with lunch provided. Students will leave from the Storm Lake High School parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and the bus will return at 4:30 p.m...
Spring is invasion time (04/19/01)
However, in the dog world it is also invasion time! With temperatures warming, conditions are just right for an unwelcome invasion of fleas and ticks. Fleas are nasty little creatures. They can travel rapidly through animal hair and are extremely tough to pick them off your dog - even if you get them stopped, the fleas' legs have tiny hooks that allow them to stick like velcro! Fleas can survive for months without eating and can be frozen for months and still recover. ...
Run honors courage of Manson woman (04/19/01)
Registration will be held from 7 to 8 a.m., the run begins at 8 a.m. and walkers will take off at approximately 8:30 a.m. About one year ago, Markert was diagnosed with a rare form of pneumonia that completely destroyed both of her lungs. The Manson woman's two uncles, Don and Larry Fitzgerald, each donated one lobe of their lungs to save Emily's life. Today, Markert wants to help those like her who suffer from lung disease and the American Lung Association is helping her achieve this goal...
BV County Historical Society plans open house (04/19/01)
Offenburger will present "A New Storm Laker's View of a Historic Time in Buena Vista County," during the 2 p.m. program. Songs of the '40s and '50s will be presented by the "X Chicks," a vocal trio of Brenda Samuelson, Roxie Brostad and Sherry Knudtson...
Swimming pools a hot niche for Kuehl & Payer (04/19/01)
"Right now we are the only consultant in Iowa doing pool work," smiles Neal Kuehl, as he talks about the large number of swimming pool projects that Kuehl and Payer has gained over the last two and a half years. "It's a niche area, one we didn't set out to enter, but we're in it now; we've developed an expertise no other firm in Iowa has; and work in this area just keeps coming in."...
Barker directors attend event (04/19/01)
The proclamation took place during the 121st annual Iowa Funeral Directors Association's convention held April 10-12 at the Polk County Convention complex and Savery Hotel in Des Moines. Dean O. Boeckman and Karl F. Barker, funeral directors at Barker Funeral Home in Alta, attended the annual convention. Boeckman continues to serve as District 5 Governor for Woodbury, Ida, Sac, Calhoun, Monona, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Harrison, Audubon and Guthrie Counties...
Niebuhr promoted at Marketlink (04/19/01)
Niebuhr joined Marketlink as a phone representative in June 1998. Over the past year she has also assisted with training and team leader assignments. Marketlink provides telephone-based sales and marketing services at three Iowa-based calling centers, including Storm Lake. The firm employs nearly 250 phone representatives...
Bryte joins Farm Credit Services (04/19/01)
He is serving the mortgage, operating loan and crop insurance needs for producers in the Storm Lake area. "We are pleased to welcome Jim to our team of ag professionals in Carroll and Storm Lake," said Mike Barrett, vice president of business development of the Carroll and Storm Lake retail sites for FCSA. ...
Kitchen Solvers ranks among top 10 in sales (04/19/01)
Top 10 rankings come from among more than 100 franchise outlets located throughout the United States and Canada. Kelly has a long-standing tradition of excelling in sales. Most recently, he was presented with the Personal Achievement Bronze and Winners Circle Crystal awards during the 2000 Kitchen Solvers National Franchise Convention held in August. In addition, he was the recipient of the prestigious Presidents award...
Wilbur Wiegand (04/19/01)
Rev. Kenneth Bell of the Storm Lake United Methodist Church in Storm Lake will officiate the 1:30 p.m. service. Prior to the memorial service, a private family burial will be held at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Friends may call the Fratzke Funeral Home today, April 19, 2001, at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m., where the family will be present to greet friends...
Robert Tomson (04/19/01)
Burial will take place at the Belmond Cemetery in Belmond. Military rites will be provided by the Belmond Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, April 19, 2001, at the Dugger Ewing Funeral Home in Belmond and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday...
Laurence Kennedy (04/19/01)
Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake. Visitation will be held after 2 p.m. today, April 19, 2001, at Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. A Legion of Mary Rosary will be held at 3 p.m. and a Vigil service at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home...
Clarence Engel (04/19/01)
A memorial mass of the Christian burial was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early on Monday, April 16, 2001. Father Patrick O'Kane officiated the 10:30 a.m. memorial. Honorary attendants were Brian Naughton, Douglas Johnson, Keith Naughton, Adam Johnson, David Engel, Josh Chindlund and Jeff Naughton...
Harlow Graves (04/19/01)
Casketbearers were John Graves, Ryan Graves, Tony Graves, Eric Graves, Jeremy Hansen, Peter Nielsen, John Hudson and Charles McCarthy. Burial was at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. The Fratzke Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements...
Alta residents arrested after traffic stops (04/19/01)
Upon making contact with the driver, identified as Joelynn Larson, 21, of Alta, police determined she was wanted on an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear in Court. Larson was taken into custody and transported to the Buena Vista County Jail where she was released after posting bond...
Arnolds Park man arrested on drug warrants (04/19/01)
Reuland was charged with Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Deliver, a class C felony, Violation of the Drug Tax Stamp, a class D felony, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana, both serious misdemeanors. The charges stemmed from a June 2000 drug investigation, including the execution of a search warrant at 915 West 4th Street on June 27, 2000. During that search warrant police seized cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana from the residence...
Two drug charge arrests (04/19/01)
Police seized about 3 ounces of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, $800 in cash and a 9mm semi-automatic gun. Based on the investigation, police arrested Janet Sullivan, 43, of Storm Lake and charged her with Possession With Intent to Deliver Marijuana, Drug Tax Stamp, both Class D felonies, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Keeping a Disorderly House. Sullivan was transported to the Buena Vista County Jail where she was booked in on a $20,150 cash bond...
BETWEEN THE LINES - Meet 'Let's Play Ball Dad' (04/19/01)
It isn't that we won't win anything. The Pilot is one of the best ever at what it does, and we have a wall about ready to collapse under the weight of those golden first-place plaques to prove it. When they hand out the honors this month, we will have our share, I suppose...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - A smart and sober prom (04/19/01)
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration reports that in the United States in 1999, one person every 33 minutes was killed in an alcohol-related crash. There were 490 traffic deaths reported in Iowa in 1999; 160 of those were alcohol-related...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Have you hugged your sitter lately? (04/19/01)
Iowa ranks second in the country in the number of working parents with young children (79 percent) and first in the country in the number of working parents with school-aged kids (83 percent). With the changing nature of the workforce, more mothers are working outside the home than ever before and more children are in child care...
Wind power (04/19/01)
When operational, the Top of Iowa Wind Farm located in Worth County will generate enough electrical power for approximately 40,000 homes. Alliant Energy has purchased the power that will be produced by the wind farm. Iowa wind farming will certainly make valuable contributions to maintaining cleaner air and a cleaner environment. ...
PILOT EDITORIAL - It takes all kinds (04/19/01)
Too many of our schools are failing to produce the kinds of human beings that meet a civilized society's most basic definition of an educated person. Instead of scholarship and excitement, there are often signs of pessimism, defeatism, indifference, violence and ignorance. Just watch the national news headlines...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - The cygnets and the kids (04/19/01)
The third graders wish to thank the Buena Vista University's environmental club, Students Concerned About Tomorrow's Environment (SCATE), for donating the money to sponsor their adoption. The fifth graders wish to thank an anonymous couple for their adoption...