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Stories from Thursday, September 20, 2001

Water quality district finally riding smooth (09/20/01)
Wednesday at their City Council meeting, Arnolds Park became the final governing body to climb aboard. Previously, the city's lawyer found a problem with the agreement; it had no time frame for funding commitments. But the problem has been resolved...
Spencer Council OKs $238K skateboard park (09/20/01)
"Same song, different verse," said Park Board Chair Dick Montgomery, referring to last month's bids for the proposed multipurpose facility at Pederson Park, which were sent back to the drawing board after bids came in significantly about the engineer's estimate...
SL travel agents glad to get stranded passengers home (09/20/01)
This past week, however, the veteran agent has handled more travel problems than she would hope to see in a whole career. The aftershocks of last Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. are being felt by Storm Lake travel agencies, as employees of both Orange Tree Travel and Nomad Travel Agency have helped numerous clients rearrange plans and find ways to leave or return to Storm Lake...
Saving Santa (09/20/01)
"It's kind of like a Christmas graveyard," sighs Gwen Bergendoff. Two women dig through the dusty downtown attic that almost no one knows about - the place where old Santa's Castle characters are exiled. There are literally hundreds here, many not seen by the public in a generation...
Busting a bank robber (09/20/01)
It was just a brief twinge of suspicion on the part of Darla Miller and a few customers at the Early Fuel Mart to jot down a license plate number back in March - but that scrap of paper has helped authorities catch four people wanted for robbing a Sioux City bank...
Police fire on SL crow population, 2nd year (09/20/01)
The police department will destroy nuisance crows, which is a continuation of a program started last year, according to Public Safety Director Mark Prosser. Over the last several years the police department has tried distraction devices, water, audio tapes and bird carcasses to scare off birds, all of which have had little effect, Prosser said. The city street and fire departments have assisted in those efforts...
Open noon hour issue at high school takes center stage at citywide forum Tuesday (09/20/01)
The meeting, which lasted well over two hours, was highlighted by arguments from people falling on both sides of the issue, as those in attendance either supported keeping the noon hour open for students or closing the lunch period in some form. Four options were presented to the citizens: open campus with modifications, closed campus for everyone with upgrades in the dining options, closed campus for everyone except seniors who meet certain guidelines and open campus for everyone except students with a note from parents saying their child should not have the open campus privileges.. ...
Holmes sworn in as new school board president Monday (09/20/01)
Holmes will serve a three-year term, while Dan Sliefert was chosen to be vice-president by the five-member board. High school secretary Julia Brundeen was nominated to continue serving as board secretary and treasurer. After hearing Dan De Wild and Linda Ducommun discuss data from the new district report card, the board then heard elementary principal Maxine Lampe and high school principal Ron Mueller discuss the beginning of their school years...
Data from report card helps school district members see strengths, weaknesses of Alta education system (09/20/01)
The report, compiled by Linda Ducommun, a 7-12 art teacher and Dan De Wild, a high school science instructor, helped show how much information Alta students in elementary, middle and high school are retaining in core subjects such as reading, mathematics and science...
Dept. of Education study confirms AEA necessity, backs up merger talk (09/20/01)
Ron Dickinson, chair of AEA Chief Administrators, said, "The study shows that Iowa's Area Education Agency (AEA) system is 'successful, efficient, effective and needed." He also noted the report shows AEA services receive a high approval rating from teachers and administrators statewide. The study recommends the agencies consider mergers to ensure continued cost efficiency and equity...
Civil Air Patrol holds meeting at SL airport (09/20/01)
Squadron commander, Capt. Doug Jansen, Chaplain Jack Barber, and Sgt. Kern L. Kemp spoke to prospective senior and cadet members at the Storm Lake Airport Monday night. Topics included CAP's three missions: Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs. A regular meeting day and time were also discussed...
Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate a milestone - in English and Spanish (09/20/01)
Located on Geisinger Road, the Kingdom Hall was officially dedicated last weekend. An open house was held so the public could see first-hand a true work of faith. Construction started on a Friday during the summer of 1999, with over 500 volunteers from across the state helping. Over 90 percent of the building was complete only three days later...
N-F faces River Valley; Wildcats tangle with P-P (09/20/01)
The two teams hook up Friday night in Correctionville. Newell-Fonda coach Brian Wilken is concerned about the Wolverines' running game. "They've got nice size in the offensive line and it's a senior-dominated offensive line, which of course, is a huge, huge plus - to have that size and be senior-dominated up there," he said...
Alta in a dangerous situation with K-P (09/20/01)
The Cyclones are coming off a highly-emotional 3-0 upset win over Newell-Fonda in overtime last week. This Friday night, winless Kingsley-Pierson comes to Alta hungry for a victory. "Anytime you go against a team that's 0-3 they've got nothing to lose when they're playing another ballclub," Alta coach Kevin Hammer said. "We just have to play with the same intensity we've played with the last two weeks and not take anybody for granted."...
SL looks to avoid slow start against Nighthawks (09/20/01)
Once they were fortunate to get out of it with a win. The reason in each case was turnovers. Storm Lake must eliminate the mistakes if it wants to eliminate the early-game hole when it visits Hull to take on Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley on Friday night. "I think the key is for us to get off to a good start," Storm Lake coach Craig Lyon said. ...
Brink leads pack to help SL finish sixth (09/20/01)
The Storm Lake senior won his first outright race of the season and second of his career as he led the pack of 100 runners at the Sheldon Invitational. Brink's performance helped Storm Lake finish sixth in the team standings with 202 points. Spencer was the winner with 96...
SL swimmers give S.C. East all it can handle (09/20/01)
"We lost by 18, but 10 of those points were from diving, Storm Lake coach Deb Blanchard said. "So in head-to-head swimming, we lost by eight points." Kestel posted a time of 2 minutes, 17.41 seconds in the 200 freestyle. The 200 freestyle relay team of Billie Blanchard, Kayla Snow, Megan Bishop and Kelly Schultz had a time of 1:55.78...
Aurelia coach leery of winless Harris-Lake Park team (09/20/01)
After all, he's scared of a winless Harris-Lake Park team - a team that lost to Remsen St. Mary's last week - the same Remsen St. Mary's team who lost to Radke's Aurelia squad two weeks ago 54-28. So why all the worry? "They haven't won a game, and that is a big problem," Radke said. "They're a good football team. They just haven't had any luck. They just scare me because they're going to be hungry. It's one of those that you sit back and worry about, especially when you're old."...
Arts on Grand to present exhibit on Malagasy Art of Popular Culture (09/20/01)
This exhibition presents a unique opportunity for gallery visitors to view the art of the Malagasy people, natives of Madagascar, the world's fourth largest island off the southeastern coast of the African continent. The Schars came to know the Malagasy people, their art and culture, having lived on the island for four years from 1994 to 1998...
Iowa's historic homes showcase treasures, tales (09/20/01)
With some exploring, visitors in Iowa will find priceless architectural treasures that highlight the privileged lives of another time. - On the web: www.traveliowa.com. Or call 800-345-IOWA and request a free Iowa travel packet...
'Happy' back home in his birthplace of SL (09/20/01)
On hand to greet him were two fellow dwarfs, "Doc" and "Grumpy" the lovely "Snowhite" and "Andy Bill," a mountaineer who performed in a comedy act. Happy's creator, Mary North Sorgea from Yuba City, Calif., brought him with her when she returned to Storm Lake for her 60th class reunion...
Vista Pork celebrates remodeling project (09/20/01)
This summer an extensive remodeling project was done on Vista Pork, which handles market hogs raised in Buena Vista, Sac and Pocahontas counties. Farm Bureau took over ownership of the building in 1994, said Marty Broich of Vista Pork. Volunteers have done minor repairs over the years, but never a project this large...
Exercise caution in markets (09/20/01)
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who was affected by these devastating events. These attacks struck at the heart of our country's financial center. While America's stock exchanges have remained closed, world financial markets have already shown the effects of the instability brought about by these events...
Kitchen Solvers honored with award at national convention (09/20/01)
The parent company presented the Kellys with the Winners Circle Sterling award. This award is presented to franchises that have accumulated more than $1,000,000 in sales since opening their franchise. The Kelly's began operating their Kitchen Solvers franchise upon successfully completing an extensive training program in August of 1992...
Anna Auen (09/20/01)
Funeral arrangements are by Farber and Otteman Funeral Home. Anna Krick Auen of Denison, was born March 2, 1918, in Akron, to George and Della Fenn. She was baptized in the Methodist faith. Anna graduated from Moville, High School. She moved to Schaller with her parents, where she met Roy Krick and they were married, August 2, 1936. To this union was born three daughters, Sharalyn, Marilyn and Karen. They lived in Schaller for 46 years...
Marie Knebel (09/20/01)
Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Storm Lake. Memorials can be made to St. Peter's Church in Lincoln or St. Mary's Church in Storm Lake. Buthserus, Maser and Love Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Marie was a former Storm Lake resident and a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church...
Helen Hickey (09/20/01)
Those who knew Helen remember her with fondness and laughter, we thank God for her life with us. Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 22, at 1:00 p.m. in the Riverside Presbyterian Church at Linn Grove. A coffee and cookie reception to follow...
Elva Iosty (09/20/01)
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...
Dr. Lowell Roberts (09/20/01)
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 22 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in remembrance of Lowell to Our Savior's Lutheran Church or the Albert City Library. Lowell was born on February 14, 1936, in Pomeroy, the oldest child of Lowell Haffele and Myrtle A. ...
Richard Evans (09/20/01)
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 21 at 10 a.m. at Lakeside Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Ken Bell of Storm Lake United Methodist Church officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Pender, Neb...
James Hibbs (09/20/01)
Interment will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. James was born October 26, 1947 in Storm Lake to Edwin J. and Fidelis (Merrin) Hibbs. He was baptized at the Laurens Catholic Church and confirmed in the Fonda OLGC Catholic Church...
Clarence Heck (09/20/01)
Funeral services were held on September 14, at the Horan and McConaty Funeral Home in Lakewood Colo., Interment was at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Clarence was born on February 20, 1920, in Coleridge, Neb., to the union of Ida and Henry Heck. Clarence was one of five siblings which consisted of an older brother Harold, two sisters, Lucille and Hilda, and a younger brother Merlin...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR (09/20/01)
Organizations conduct solicitations in various ways: through the mail, telephone, door-to-door appeals, solicitors stationed outside busy stores, Internet, magazines, newspaper ads, radio and television, according to Cynthia Beauman, executive director of Northwest Aging Association...
Small classes help kids learn (09/20/01)
For teachers of those grades, smaller classes mean they can spend more time and energy on creative teaching, devote more time to the needs of each child, and expend less energy on discipline issues. Jill Jefferson, who teaches first grade at Harding Elementary in Mason City, has 17 students in her class. ...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Enough already (09/20/01)
Like the teenagers who apparently saw the need to detonate a small homemade bomb on a Storm Lake city street, one day after the national day of mourning for thousands of victims of a violent terrorist attack. One would think all people should have seen enough of hatred, violence and destruction as all this unfolded on their televisions over the past week...
GUEST OPINION - Rising above the terror (09/20/01)
Americans are angry - we want revenge. Here are samples of what we are saying and hearing. "Wipe the bastards out," was a recent suggestion of a member of Congress. His listeners responded by a roaring vote of approval. "Hit 'em and hit 'em hard" are words of a chorus heard from coast to coast...