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Stories from Monday, September 10, 2001

Cejka kicking her way into lives of BVU students (09/10/01)
Today, Robyn Cejka is providing Buena Vista students with their own version of Tae-bo right in their backyard. Cejka (pronounced ce-jay-ka), a senior biology major from Storm Lake, is teaching several aerobic classes this year, including a cardiokickboxing session which has found its way into the weekly schedule of many students...
Rail tragedy spurs safety (09/10/01)
The tragic death of a young Storm Lake man could help to spur changes that may save other lives down the line - in this case, the railroad line. The Storm Lake Traffic Safety Team is finishing up its mission of studying railroad crossing safety in the city, and will soon make a final report to the city council, according to Mark Prosser, Chief of Police and a member of that team. ...
BVU readies to host the former Secretary of State, 'open some minds' (09/10/01)
Albright will participate in a panel discussion with BVU students Friday afternoon and then will speak at the William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture that evening. Six students are on the panel and will ask Albright questions. All of the students applied last spring for the honor of representing the BVU student body during Albright's visit...
SL candidates face issues in forum (09/10/01)
There are two positions up for election Tuesday. Mark Schultz and Ed McKenna are each seeking a third term. Former Storm Lake teacher DiAnne Mudge Fikkert is seeking her first term on the school board. The candidates answered questions about hiring teachers, building a new elementary school and the role of standardized testing...
Massive BVU Science Center project starting to take shape (09/10/01)
A new Science Center is advancing through the planning stages, with building plans and architectural drawings as the next stage, although it may be after the first of the year before anything is ready to announce, according to BVU Director of Communications Richard Ridgway...
Pilot Tribune taken off the open market (09/10/01)
Earlier this year, cnhi had announced plans to sell a number of newspapers across the country as part of a restructuring of various groups in strategic regions of the country. The decision has been made that the Pilot-Tribune will be removed from the list immediately, and no purchase offers will be considered...
BVU now lets students form lifestyle housing (09/10/01)
For the 2001-02 academic year, students were given the option of applying for certain living areas in the college's suites and cottages based on their own personal and educational interests. Heidi Gesche, a freshman from Merrill, will live in a Spanish/Christian special-interest house this fall...
Festival of Trees fundraiser on its way to building a helipad for BV medical center (09/10/01)
The Buena Vista Regional Medical Center's Auxiliary is pleased to announce this year's fundraiser chairpersons, which will consist of an Advisory Committee made up of President, Mishelle Lalone; Officers, Judy Ries, Cynde Huffman, Donna Jean Truelson, Virginia Carlson; Board Members, Michelle Grant, Jack Kooker, Melanie Schindler; Past Presidents, Grace Ivey and Marlene Massop; and Auxiliary members Marilyn Snyder and Joan Kurtz...
Snowbirds event set (09/10/01)
The event is a opportunity for area "Snowbirds," winter Texans and anyone else planning on heading to a warmer climate for the winter months to get information, from forwarding mail to securing their homes while they're away. Acting Storm Lake Postmaster Todd Oxley is organizing the event, which will take place from 10 a.m. ...
THE GARDEN GURU - Full lawn care (09/10/01)
Proper lawn care in the fall helps maintain a healthy, vigorous lawn and can revive a declining lawn. Important fall chores include mowing, fertilization, weed control and aeration. Mowing Continue to mow the lawn until the grass stops growing. Kentucky bluegrass and other cool-season grasses usually stop growing in early November in Iowa. ...
Storm Lake hosts its first Festival of Latin America (09/10/01)
The first Festival of Latin American Independence Days is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16. The event is on the same weekend that many Central American countries and Mexico celebrate their independence days. For years there have been celebrations in major U.S. cities, and now Storm Lake will host one of its own...
Ambassador of Arts (09/10/01)
Never underestimate the power of a simple rice paper painting. If art has the power to move the viewer's emotion; sometimes it can move people quite literally across the world as well. At the Witter Gallery last weekend, a "private showing" was held for the proud mother and sister of a Storm Lake woman who was launching her first one-woman show in her adopted hometown. The impromptu showing was a first for the local art facility as well...
Quilters, woodcarvers to exhibit works at Arts on Grand in Spencer (09/10/01)
Dinosaur playground to open at Science Center (09/10/01)
~They're small, they're cute, and they're lots of fun!
Cub Scouts looking for value-driven children (09/10/01)
Margaret Rix (09/10/01)
Memorial services for Margaret were held at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Eagen, Minn., on Sunday, September, 2. Margaret (Ford) Rix was preceded in death by her parents Hugh Harris and Martha (Crovley) Ford, brothers Leslie, Clarence and Donald, sister Mariann Keitges and a baby sister, Lenora...
Police seize drugs in search (09/10/01)
Upon executing the search warrant police seized substances believed to be marijuana and methamphetamine along with assorted drug paraphernalia. The items have been forwarded to the DCI Laboratory in Des Moines and charges are pending the results of those tests...
Youths arrested for burglary (09/10/01)
On September 3, Police took a report of a burglary to a residence located at 602C West 8th Street. The burglary took place on August 28, and involved the theft of some jewelry. On September 5, Police arrested two juvenile females in connection with the incident...
Man arrested at SL City Hall (09/10/01)
Police determined that a subject was notified that his water service was being disconnected for non-payment. The subject became irate and upon leaving the building damaged one of the front doors in City Hall. Police located the subject identified as Vernon Peters, age 55 of Storm Lake. Peters was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct and Criminal Mischief 5 Degree...
SL man arrested for assault (09/10/01)
Based on a subsequent investigation Police determined the girl was struck during an argument with her father leaving a bruise on the girl. Police attempted to locate the father on the evening of September 5 but were unable to do so. At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, Storm Lake Police located the father in the parking lot at the Kum and Go Store...
PILOT EDITORIAL - Storm Lake: the city so nice, they named it twice (09/10/01)
There has been some heated debate lately about what the motto of Storm Lake should be - "The City Beautiful" as coined many years ago, or "The World's Hometown," as adopted this year by the local chamber of commerce to reflect on the city's cultural diversification...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Nothing gained in attack over diversity issue (09/10/01)
From the angry tone of her letter, she should have counted to ten before sending it. We understand the strong feelings she has about the "diversity issue," but it appears that this has caused her to read motives into his remarks that don't exist. ...