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Stories from Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Community Educationcelebrates 10th anniversary (09/18/01)
The celebration, held from 4 to 6 p.m., was open to all those in town with an interest in the program, and Pat Fisher, the Recreation Director of the organization, said it was a chance for the people of Storm Lake to recognize a program which has touched many lives in the town...
Student teaching program to be offered (09/18/01)
Sherri Fitzpatrick, of 406 Michigan Street, is a senior, majoring in elementary education at BVU; Katie Hausman, of 505 Russell Storm Lake, is a senior majoring in elementary education; and Kelly Herrig, daughter of Terry and Cindy Herrig, 532 Oates Street, is a senior, majoring in business education...
Suddenly, a music teacher again... (09/18/01)
At the beginning of September, Tucker was helping to raise the vocal music abilities of Storm Lake Middle School students. Tucker, hired three weeks before the start of school, is the newest member of the junior high music department, and is thoroughly enjoying an experience she wasn't expecting to have 60 days ago...
School board prepares for open campus forum Tuesday (09/18/01)
The Tuesday meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Alta High School library/media center, and is open to parents, students and concerned members of the city. Superintendent Fred Maharry said he has heard nothing but positives from members of the public on how the board has handled the matter so far...
Alta Education Foundation drafts preliminary plans for fundraising at meeting (09/18/01)
The foundation, comprised of members of the Chamber of Commerce, Alta School System and other citizens of the town, was originally organized as a way to collect funds for needed supplies such as new technological equipment, books and scholarships for students...
87-year-old helps raise awareness of education (09/18/01)
Seventy years after graduating from Alta High School, she is now ready to make a impact in the lives of future Alta students. Petersen, an 87-year-old band and vocal teacher who grew up in Alta many years ago, has been able to show her devotion to education by being an active member of the Alta Community Education Foundation, a group dedicated to providing money for needed supplies for students of the Alta School District...
Holmes retains seat as Alta school board president (09/18/01)
Incumbent school board president Wes Holmes easily kept his seat Tuesday night, garnering 48 of 50 votes to retain the position for three more years. Holmes, who has served on the Alta school board for nine years, has been president of the association for the past two years...
DJ stays sky-high until $25,000 is raised for tragedy (09/18/01)
At 6 a.m. Monday, the Storm Lake radio host was cranked up 25 feet in the air on a scissor-lift platform, vowing not to come back down until he raised $25,000 in pledges to serve as a gift to the American Red Cross from the people of the Storm Lake community...
BV Medical Center plan complete, cost $5.2m (09/18/01)
The project, estimated at $5.1 million by an outside consultant, will include a women's health center, new lab and rehab areas, a corridor linking the medical center and BV Clinic, and remodeling of the emergency room and admitting areas. The project blueprint involves 29,400 square feet of new construction and 12,025 square feet of remodeling...
Albright: Our freedom is a target (09/18/01)
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said the United States is a terrorist target because of the very freedom it represents. "I believe we are a target because of the ideals we stand for," she said of Tuesday's attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C...
Local blood donations bound for NYC (09/18/01)
Officials are indicating they will need assistance with blood products for a long period of time, as patients will need support for several weeks to come. Twait was in Storm Lake Friday morning, and said Siouxland residents have been extremely cooperative with the blood donation effort...
THANK YOU (09/18/01)
A few steel beams are all that remains of the massive landmark towers...
Former refugee is Storm Lake's newest commissioned minister (09/18/01)
The celebration of commissioning service was conducted by Prospect Hill Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Participating in the service will be Dr. Frances Heusinkveld, Joe Galey, Steve Sauvandy, Dr. John C. Khounthapanya, The Rev. Jim Sanders, The Rev. Ken Bell, The Rev. Mark Youngquist, The Rev. Duane Queen, Clark Forte, Mel Samuelson, Qui-Jie Zhang...
BVRMC specialists set to expand sleep apnea study (09/18/01)
For millions of people living with sleep apnea disorder, sleeping without breath is an all-too-familiar part of their nightly routine. Now, area residents may be able to find relief from the condition at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. Specialists at BVRMC are offering to help patients by providing a sleep study lab and clinic in the cardiopulmonary section of the hospital...
Albright: 'undimmed by human tears...' (09/18/01)
speaking via satellite for the William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture at Buena Vista University, concluding her video visit Friday evening. But she said the country remains strong, quoting a line from America, the Beautiful: Thine alabaster cities gleam...
4th Habitat ground-breaking is family's dream come true (09/18/01)
As they say, it was a dream come true for the Boggs family, which will be the new inhabitants of Habitat for Humanity's fourth home in the Storm Lake and Lakeside area. "I can't begin to tell you how excited and enthused we are about this," Taylor told the crowd. "I want to thank you so much ...
Lake preservation strategy expands (09/18/01)
"Yes, our goal is to get the additional dredging for Storm Lake, but at this point, we hope this is not a short-term effort, but something that will continue in perpetuity. A natural resource as important as this lake needs - actually, demands - a continuing effort to preserve it," said Steve Roth, president of the LPA...
Helping kids cope with the disaster news (09/18/01)
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Breyfogle's four TDs lift G-H past Remsen-Union (09/18/01)
The Pirates rushed for 328 yards and passed for 107 for a total of 435 yards of offense. Breyfogle, who rushed for 157 yards on 26 carries and caught four passes for 104 yards, opened the scoring with a 15-yard TD catch from Matt Egger. The two-point conversion failed...
SL can't recover from slow start (09/18/01)
STORM LAKE - A fast start eluded Storm Lake again. For the third consecutive game, the Tornadoes got off to a slow start as MOC-Floyd Valley used 13 first-quarter points to hand Storm Lake a 27-0 setback in a Class 3A District 1 game on Friday at Tornado Stadium...
Field goal helps Alta clip N-F (09/18/01)
Alta had three plays that resulted in a 1-yard loss in the overtime period before Johnson booted his field goal on fourth-and-goal from the 11. Newell-Fonda's overtime possession got down to the 1-yard line before an illegal procedure penalty pushed it back to the 6-yard line. Kyle Stauter's game-tieing field goal attempt never materialized as the snap was mishandled and Stauter was tackled...
Algona Garrigan knocks off LM-ACT (09/18/01)
Kardos started the scoring with a 10-yard TD pass to Brian Welt. DeWaard then scored from 3 yards out for a 14-0 lead. LM-ACT got on the board with a 15-yard TD pass from Jason Brechler to Jake Heuton. Kardos, however, followed with a 12-yard run to make it 22-6...
Schaller-Crestland rolls past Kingsley-Pierson (09/18/01)
Kingsley-Pierson was held to just 102 yards in total offense - 61 on the ground an 41 in the air. Rydberg and Branden Scadden led the Wildcats on defense with six tackles apiece. Dave Bloyer added five. Rydberg opened the scoring for Schaller-Crestland with a 4-yard TD run. He then scored on a 1-yard plunge to make it 12-0 in the first quarter...
Simpson spoils BV's home opener (09/18/01)
STORM LAKE - Brett Majors kicked a 38-yard field goal with 42 seconds remaining to give Simpson a 20-17 victory over Buena Vista in an Iowa Conference football game on Saturday at J. Leslie Rollins Stadium. Simpson won the game despite falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter. The Storm rallied for two touchdowns in the second quarter to tie the game at 14-14 at the half and then held the Beavers to just a field goal in the second half...
Boji Falls ride opens at Arnolds Park (09/18/01)
"We opened the ride on Saturday at about two," said Cary Parker, Arnolds Park Amusement Park General Manager. "We were hoping we could open it on Saturday, but I was hesitant to publicize it just in case the plan fell through." But, this time plans for the ride's opening went according to schedule and the Boji Falls was operational for the holiday weekend...
Legendary pianist Van Cliburn takes the stage at Sioux City's Orpheum Theater (09/18/01)
Van Cliburn will perform his signature piece, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concert No. 1, for the third time with the SCSO. The previous performances were in October 1965 and May 1975 at the Municipal Auditorium under the direction of Maestro Leo Kucinski. Cliburn's blossoming career skyrocketed to super-stardom in 1958 when he won the Gold Medal in the First Tchailkovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow during the depths of the Cold War. ...
'Twins Day' at the Clay Fair a big hit (09/18/01)
Over 300 people showed up to watch over 50 pairs of twins compete in a wide variety of categories, including oldest twins, youngest, most alike and least alike. Radio personalities from Hot 100 radio station emceed the contest. Prizes were donated from a variety of the fair's vendors and included gift certificates, T-shirts and several pairs of Minnesota Twins tickets...
Relief in football (09/18/01)
At the end of a tragic, gut-wrenching week, the football teams at Buena Vista University and Simpson College spent three hours Saturday trying to restore some normalcy to their lives. It was one of the few college football teams played in the country following the terrorist attacks on the East Coast, and it gave Simpson running back Mike Tiedeman a chance to realize how lucky he was to be doing something he loves...
'Style Show on Lake Avenue' to be held (09/18/01)
The show will take place during the annual Thanks With Franks celebration in which local businesses grill out and offer hot dogs with a vast array of toppings to show appreciation for their local-shopping customers. The "Style Show on Lake Avenue" will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. ...
What's your financial compatibility? (09/18/01)
The Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants says it's wise to first consider attitudes toward money. Some people measure self-worth in terms of money and possessions; others value more intangible items. Some people are natural spenders, others are natural savers. ...
WEB SITE HELPS OWNERS LOCATE SAVINGS BONDS (09/18/01)
Could one of them belong to you? Now, it's easy to find out. The Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants reports that Treasury Hunt, a new Internet-based service launched earlier this year by the Bureau of the Public Debt, makes it possible for you to find out if you have matured U.S. ...
Harold Jacobsen (09/18/01)
Harold Jacobsen of Sac City, formerly of Galva, was born September 15, 1912 in Ida County, near Galva, the son of Jon and Gunda (Petersen) Jacobsen. He was baptized in the Norwegian Lutheran Church in Galva on September 24, 1916. At the age of seven, Harold and his parents went back to Norway, the country of his parent's birth. He was confirmed in the Lutheran Church in Alvaldner, Norway at the age of 15. He also received his education in Norway, and at the age of 16 returned to Galva...
Forest Ball (09/18/01)
Funeral arrangements were by Sliefert Funeral Home. Forest passed away on September 12, 2001 at the age of 86. Forest Audrey Ball, daughter of Calvert James and Julia Caroline (Shaw) Mitchell was born on December 14, 1914 at Gillette Grove. She was baptized at Little Sioux Valley Lutheran Church in Rembrandt, on February 26, 1915. ...
Elva Iotsy (09/18/01)
At Mrs. Iosty's request there will be no funeral service. Her body has been cremated and interment will be at a later date. The Fratzke Funeral Home of Storm Lake assisted the family with arrangements. Elva Marie Iosty was born March 1, 1921 in Moorhead, the daughter of Charles and Clela (Struble) Davis. She graduated from Salix High School...
Jeff Brashears (09/18/01)
Memorials in Mr. Brashears' name may be made to the American Caner Society, 999 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 60137. He was born July 12, 1955 in Cedar Rapids. Mr. Brashears had been a resident of Naperville for the past two years having previously lived in Boca Raton, Fla. ...
Lucile Paulsen (09/18/01)
Lucile and Lilith were stillborn Friday, September 14, 2001, at University Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. Survivors also include; paternal grandparents, Tom and Gloria Paulsen of Cedar Falls; maternal grandparents, Deb and James Schall of Storm Lake, Dennis and Vicki Cameron of Indianapolis, Indiana; maternal great grandparents, Jesse and Millie McCoy of Fonda...
Rose Wattier (09/18/01)
Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carroll. Twit Funeral Home in Carroll is in charge of the arrangements. Rose Wattier passed away on September 15, 2001, at Carroll Health Center. She was born on October 9, 1900 in Wall Lake to August Maystadt and Elizabeth Schwarzkopf...
Leonard Wilson (09/18/01)
Internment is in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Wilson died September 10, 2001 in Tucson, Arizona. He was born on October 25, 1911, in Newell, the son of Edmond and Emma (McConnell) Wilson. He graduated from Newell High School, Iowa State College in 1937, and received his Masters Degree from Colorado State College in 1970...
Ancil Davis (09/18/01)
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 4. Reverend Steve Lang officiated. As per Ancil's request, inurnment will be in the family plot in Grinnell, alongside his beloved parents. His daughter plans to erect a picnic table in his memory at Chatauqua Park in Storm Lake, where he spent many happy hours playing as a child...
Jeannette Kenzy (09/18/01)
Funeral services were held on September 14, 2001 at United Methodist Church, in Early, with Rev. Robert W. Lemmermann, and Rev. Karl Schiltz officiating. Interment will be at the Early Union Cemetery. Arrangements are by Farber and Ottoman Funeral Home in Sac City...
Three Minnesota men arrested at SL hotel (09/18/01)
Officers were advised that the odor of marijuana was being detected coming from room 205. The police made contact with the occupants of the room and upon receiving consent to search the room located marijuana and other drug paraphernalia in the room. The search was conducted by the Police Department K9 Unit...
Small bomb detonated Saturday (09/18/01)
Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to the corner of East 2nd and Cayuga Street to respond to an explosion at 10:45 p.m. Responding Officers were advised that a plastic item was smoking in the middle of the street. Police located the remains of a household explosive device often referred to as a "McGiver Bomb" after a television show some years ago...
BETWEEN THE LINES - Tribute to the United States (09/18/01)
In our neighborhood, when there is a funeral, an illness or some other sad occasion, the custom is to bring over a covered dish. No tuna casserole has ever solved a time of trouble, it is just a neighborly way of saying, "We care." And after the terrorist attacks, several of our readers have e-mailed on this editorial, which originated with a Canadian newspaper. It was broadcast from Toronto by commentator Gordon Sinclair, and later entered into the Congressional Record...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Security for newlyweds (09/18/01)
The newlyweds were leisurely driving through town when they saw our office and the bride remembered she needed to change her name on her Social Security card. Once the name change was completed, she had a question about an apparent error on her earnings record reported on her Social Security Statement...
PILOT EDITORIAL: Not just blood for blood (09/18/01)
"Everybody who wears the uniform, get ready," Bush said. Even as investigation into the terrorist tragedies continues, the national gun is loaded, and being aimed. Support should be universal for the effort to rid the world of terrorists, but we must also take care to act not just from a "blood for blood" mentality, but in a calculated fashion to eliminate all those who actually had a hand in the planning and execution of the horrific acts...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Memo to the terrorists (09/18/01)
Your actions Tuesday filled our minds with devastation and our hearts with sorrow. But we're still here. Today, our schools were open. Our banks were open. Americans are back about their business, utilizing the character and determination that, despite what may appear as confusion from the outside, makes our nation a shining success of freedom and democracy...
PILOT EDITORIAL: Storm Lake giving (09/18/01)
Whether it be people meeting yesterday at the chamber of commerce to brainstorm ideas to raise money to help the survivors, to a radio DJ sitting on a 25-foot platform to raise cash for the Red Cross efforts, to hundreds taking part in a number of local prayer vigils, to all of the people inquiring about how to donate blood, hearts have opened in the heartland...