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Stories from Thursday, September 6, 2001

Former Storm Laker to lead Kiwanis members (09/06/01)
Jane (Andrews Moritz) Erickson (formerly of Storm Lake) was officially elected to the position of Governor of the Nebraska-Iowa District of Kiwanis August 11. While she has been working and planning with a team of Lt. Governors for the last several months, her term as Governor will officially begin October 1...
Council passes rental deposit, streets project (09/06/01)
City Clerk Patti Moore said the ordinance is needed because the city is losing revenue when people move away without notice or a forwarding address. She said current delinquent bills are submitted to a collection agency, but usually the city only collects 3 percent. But last year the city lost approximately $13,000 to outstanding water bills, she noted...
Mustangs, Wildcats look to do same thing (09/06/01)
That golden rule will hold true this Friday night when Schaller-Crestland meets Newell-Fonda in Early. Both teams will attempt to do the same thing - run the ball down the other's throat. Newell-Fonda ran the ball 49 times last week against Sac City and threw only four passes. The Wildcats always think run first, pass second...
SL swimmers compete in pentathalon (09/06/01)
The pentathalon includes five swimming events and one diving event. They include the 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly, 50 breast stroke and 100 individual medley. Blanchard finished eighth in the 50 freestyle in 28.28 seconds, while Griffin was eighth in the 50 breast stroke with a time of 37.77 seconds...
Brink, Bowman lead SL runners (09/06/01)
Okoboji won the meet with 89 points. Spencer was second with 95 and Storm Lake had 107. LM-ACT was seventh with 159 and Sioux Central 10th with 225. Okoboji and Spencer were both state qualifiers last year. Brink posted a time of 16 minutes, 56 seconds - the fastest time by a Storm Lake boys runner in the Estherville meet in eight years. Merle clocked a time of 17:11...
Alta changes focus in meeting with River Valley (09/06/01)
The Alta coach was unhappy with his team's performance in last week's 29-0 loss to Clay Central-Everly. So unhappy, that he doesn't care about what River Valley does, only his Cyclones. "Our big focus this week is going to be more on ourselves and how to get ready to play as a team rather than the other team and what they can do," he said. ...
Sioux Central looks for first win against Spalding (09/06/01)
Maybe not. The Rebels played two of the premier teams in the district the first two weeks of the season in Sentral of Fenton and Whiting. Those were both losses coach Jeff Tiefenthaler would like to forget. Sioux Central will try for its first win Friday night when it visits Alton to take on Granville Spalding...
SL looks to right ship against Humboldt (09/06/01)
Whatever the case, Lyon doesn't want to see it any more. Storm Lake's season opener was spoiled to the tune of 48-20 by Denison-Schleswig last week, but the Tornadoes can right the ship this Friday night when they host Humboldt at Tornado Stadium...
First Federal to host charity cookout event (09/06/01)
The event will be held Thursday, September 13 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the First Federal parking lot at Fifth and Erie in Storm Lake. The bank will work with county pork produces to serve pork burger meals. Prize drawings will be held. Everyone who enjoys the meal will be asked to make a $2.00 or more donation. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Community Chest...
Art Adventure trip to Chicago still has openings remaining (09/06/01)
SAAC is hosting a four day weekend trip to "the windy city," departing Spencer on Thursday, October 11, and returning Sunday, October 14, to see the "Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South" exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute. The Arts Council is also now making individual trip components available to interested participants. Monday, September 10 is the deadline for signing up for the full trip...
Wild beasts invade Iowa: fact or fiction? (09/06/01)
According to DNR wildlife biologists, the reports of black bears, bobcats, wolves and even mountain lions, have increased dramatically during the past several years. Although reminiscent of the 1800s pioneer era, the sightings of such fearsome predators in Iowa is not an aberration, but merely reflects what is already occurring in bordering states...
Margaret Rix (09/06/01)
Margaret was born on July 18, 1909 to the union of Hugh and Martha (Crowley) Ford, in Storm Lake. She attended High School at Hayes Consolidated School in Storm Lake with a Teaching Degree at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. She was united in marriage to Harlan C. Rix on February 28, 1942 in Nebraska...
Claudia Schug (09/06/01)
Rev. North P. Sherrill will officiate and Interment will be at the Kearney Cemetery. Memorials are planned to the Good Samaritan Hospital Hospice Program and the Sub-Acute Skilled Nursing floor. Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary of Kearney is in charge of arrangements...
Ruth Parden (09/06/01)
A funeral service was held in Schaller Saturday at the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Fells officiating. Interment is in Schaller. A memorial service will be held October 6 at Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Ky. She was born to Ruth Maxine Dakin on April 25, 1918 in Schaller. ...
Louise Pingel (09/06/01)
Interment was at Storm Lake Cemetery. Funeral Arrangements were by Sliefert Funeral Home. Louise passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2001 at the Methodist Manor at the age of 93. Louise was born February 17, 1908 to Henry and Caroline (Sievers) Hogrefe on a farm in Buena Vista County...
George Long (09/06/01)
Interment will be at Poland Township Cemetery, in Marathon. Funeral Arrangements are by Sliefert Funeral Home. George passed away on August 30, 2001 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen at the age of 90. George was born to the union of Albert and Caroline (Kiehl) Long on February 2, 1911 in Ayrshire. He received his education from Ayrshire Schools...
Ruth Saunders (09/06/01)
Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care, 200 S.W. Frazier Circle, Topeka, KS 66606-2800. Ruth M. Saunders, 83, Topeka, died Sunday, September 2, 2001, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka Kan. She was born Ruth White in Manilla, on May 1, 1918, attended two years of college, and was a first grade teacher in Knoxville until she married George A. Saunders and became a homemaker. She returned to teaching in Harlan and taught for 12 more years in that community...
Anna Demers (09/06/01)
Interment will be in the Newell Cemetery in Newell. Funeral arrangements are by Barker Funeral Home. Anna passed away September 3, 2001, at Buena Vista Manor, in Storm Lake. She was born on December 31, 1912 at Noble, Ill. Anna came to Iowa as a young woman and worked for several families in the Storm Lake area. ...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (09/06/01)
ACCIDENTS On August 27, at 3:15 p.m. an accident occurred on Geisinger Road 150 south of East Milwaukee Avenue. A 1981 GMC truck and trailer, owned by Mike's Lawn Service, Storm Lake, was parked on Geisinger Road. A 1992 Ford driven by Kenneth Miller, 83, Storm Lake, had turned south onto Geisinger Road from East Milwaukee Avenue; when Miller became distracted, his vehicle struck the Mike's Lawn Service trailer. ...
Schaller man charged (09/06/01)
Police were advised that a subject had entered the victim's vehicle, stole two bags of pop cans and then fled westbound on Lakeshore Drive in a waiting vehicle. An officer observed the suspect vehicle leaving the area and stopped the vehicle. Police located the stolen pop cans and took two subjects into custody...
SL man arrested after park conflict (09/06/01)
While responding to the area Police were advised of a description of the two adult males who were fighting. Police located one of the subjects on East Lakeshore Drive near Highway Street and the second subject on Bradford Street. Based on an investigation that was conducted Police arrested Jonny Juarez, age 24 of Storm Lake and charged him with Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct...
SL man arrested for harassing ex-girlfriend (09/06/01)
Police made contact with the female occupant who advised that she had been harassed by her ex-boyfriend and physically assaulted. She advised the subject had fled on foot prior to the arrival of the Police. At 11:20 a.m. Storm Lake Police located the suspect, identified as Rocco Tornabane, age 27 of Storm Lake, attempting to hide in a garage in the 900 block of East 3rd Street...
Two injured as fight starts in Alta and ends in SL (09/06/01)
Officers arriving on the scene observed several subjects in the street and as officers approached they began to flee on foot. Police located some of the subjects involved and came across two subjects suffering from lacerations to their heads. Both subjects were transported by ambulance to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center where they were treated and released...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Muscle behind Balloon Days (09/06/01)
They are not many, and yet they seem to manage to be everywhere - making flying tackles to help catch hot air balloons coming in too fast, taking care of the singing group and other entertainers, monitoring weather, dealing with a snarl of traffic, making sure events and information flowed smoothly, solving problems before they could develop, ensuring safety, greeting and keeping the people happy even when conditions ground the main attraction, racing around the countryside on rural relations, and just generally working like crazy from before dawn until well after dark for the cause of The Great Iowa Balloon Races.. ...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - 110 curve; a petition for life (09/06/01)
Honestly, we have always been surprised there have not been many more, and of the fatal variety. Everyone who travels that way knows it is an accident waiting to happen. There are not many places in Iowa's generally very good highway system where a swerve such as this one is permitted in a high-speed, high travel area...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Cobblestone: save the memories (09/06/01)
"The ADA Fraternity 'Bash' for new members was held at the Cobblestone Inn, new in 1929. I was 'recruited' by my cousin, Don Patter, famous as 'Brute' Patter in football." After my retirement from public school administration, our club met on occasion at the "Cobb."...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Why was killing suspect free? (09/06/01)
There can be no sane explanation for such violence. One more question that will never be answered - why was the suspect arrested in the crimes, Adam Moss, walking the streets at all? According to a newspaper report, he had a criminal record as long as your arm, starting when he was 15 years old. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Stupidity on heath insurance (09/06/01)
Does it make sense to be tethered to your boss in this manner? There are people who fear changing jobs because they don't think they will qualify for insurance with the new employer. That's a bad reason to be stuck in a job one hates. If people get their insurance through their employers, it is their employers - not they - who pick the health plans. No wonder some people are dissatisfied! How would you like your employer to pick your supermarket and the groceries?...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Governor to blame, says his political foe (09/06/01)
Last session, legislative Republicans approved a $17.4 million deappropriations bill that would have more than covered the shortfall. Governor Vilsack vetoed this bill and it led to the state having a deficit for the first time since 1992. Governor Vilsack's fiscally reckless budget policy has created the first budget deficit since the early 1990s. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Troubles and joys for palm reader at Balloon Days (09/06/01)
This year I was disappointed to see that not only was I not mentioned in the menu of up and coming Balloon Day events - but that most of the committee did not know I was even scheduled to be at the airport. (The first I can forgive. The second I can't.)...