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Stories from Monday, September 24, 2001

ACES events scheduled at BVU (09/24/01)
Bob Blank, president of Nebraskans United for Life, will discuss his organization's fight against abortion on Monday, September 24, at 7 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium. Lorren Horton, a long-time Iowa historian, will discuss "19th Century European Immigration to Iowa" on Tuesday, September 25, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 1 of the Harold Walter Siebens Forum. Horton will lead students through a discovery of the origins of the people, the technology and occupations of Iowa...
AEA merger talks to widen (09/24/01)
Arrowhead Area Education Agency 5 and Lakeland AEA 3 have agreed to proceed with a merger study - but in an unexpected twist of attitude, that now doesn't necessarily mean merging with each other. The study, to be completed by January, will examine possible sharing between all of the AEAs sharing borders with Lakeland and Arrowhead, which serves all school districts in Buena Vista County...
Newell police officer issue at a stalemate (09/24/01)
The first motion by Elaine Knudson to uphold the termination of Queen by Police Chief Roger Hakeman ended in a 2-2 tie, as Councilman Stan Henrich abstained from the vote. The second motion by Mark Puhrmann to reverse the termination and reinstate Queen to his former post resulted in the same 2-2 stalemate, as Henrich again abstained...
Vilsack and Pederson set to visit Storm Lake for JAG, volunteerism (09/24/01)
The Governor's Volunteer Awards honor and recognize the commitment, service and time that hundreds of volunteers contribute unselfishly to Iowa's state agencies and partnering organizations each year. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum at Buena Vista University on Monday. The Governor's Volunteer Awards program is a partnership between the Governor's Office, the Governor's Office on Volunteerism, and the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service...
Stress, mental health counseling available for Iowa's farm and rural families (09/24/01)
"Mental health services can help relieve stress," said Jim Meek, special projects manager for ISU Extension to Families. "But historically rural Iowans do not make use of mental health services until a crisis occurs. Also, services in rural areas often are located a great distance from some families, and the office hours do not accommodate the schedules of farmers...
SL armory hikes security (09/24/01)
No National Guard units in Iowa have been mobilized or placed on alert, despite the president's call for extensive numbers of soldiers to be called to active duty. "At this time, we don't know if any Iowa units will be called," said Col. Robert King...
Tragedy retools Redwine candidacy (09/24/01)
Running "unofficially" for several months, and had planned to announce his campaign Sept. 11. Things changed as terrorists struck New York and Washington, D.C. While casting a shadow across the country, Redwine said strong leaders are still needed and the democratic process must continue - especially in the 5th District with no incumbent in next year's election...
SL Council approves utility deposit ordinance (09/24/01)
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. The proposed utility deposit would be $65, which is based on the average three-month water/sewer/landfill bill in 2000, Moore said. The deposit could be adjusted annually. The deposit would be refunded after 24 months of continued payment...
Small Miracle (09/24/01)
By THOMAS KLETT Pilot-Tribune Staff Jennifer and Jason Sammons recall with exact detail where they were and what they were doing on certain days this past year. Such as Nov. 5, 2000 - the first day they could hold their daughter since she was born 44 days earlier on Sept. 22...
EMT basic, intermediate courses to be taught at Iowa Central CC (09/24/01)
EMT-B Class at ICCC A 16-week Emergency Medical Technician basic course will begin Wednesday, October 3, at Iowa Central Community College. The course will be held every Wednesday night from 6 to 10 p.m. and every other Saturday for six hours at a time to be determined during the first class...
Successful struggle with prostate cancer helps Alta gym teacher become more patient person (09/24/01)
Today, the 48-year-old Alta High School physical education teacher and junior high boys basketball coach attributes much of his newfound patience in life to his successful struggle with prostate cancer. A 24-year veteran of the Alta school system, Norris went in for a routine physical in April of 2000 after sensing some pain, and his physician suggested he take a digital rectal exam and PSA blood test to check for the possibility of prostate cancer, the most common cancer in American men today...
SL Chamber names Monson managing director (09/24/01)
She was chosen from a field of over 20 applicants, according to Chris Nolte, CEO of the chamber and Storm Lake Area Development Corporation. "We were extremely pleased with the response and quality of the candidate pool, however, Marilyn's combination of experience in retail, grant writing, tourism, and her knowledge of the area made her the perfect fit," Nolte said...
No slow start for SL this time (09/24/01)
HULL - There was no slow start this time. In fact, it was just the opposite. Storm Lake, who had been finding itself down by two touchdowns in the first quarter of its first three games this season, turned the tables on Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley with two first-quarter touchdowns en route to a 20-7 victory on Friday night in Hull...
Alta defense stuffs Panthers (09/24/01)
Alta's stingy defense kept Newell-Fonda out of the end zone last week in a 3-0 victory, and Friday night the Cyclones turned the trick again as it routed Kingsley-Pierson 26-0 in a Class A, District 1 game at Alta. The Cyclones held the Panthers to minus 3 yards rushing and 29 yards of total offense...
Knights slip past Wildcats in key tilt (09/24/01)
Schaller-Crestland was done in by mistakes at the wrong time. "Inopportune mistakes proved to be the difference," Wildcats coach Dale Tokheim said. "We had a 60-yard touchdown called back because of a penalty. I made a bad call on fourth-and-inches and they stuffed us. When they stopped us, they had the momentum and drove it down our throats."...
Radke gets career win No. 100 in 56-12 romp (09/24/01)
Radke's Aurelia team, ranked third in eight-man football, scored 29 first-half points on its way to a 56-12 romp over Harris-Lake Park on Friday. Aurelia began the game with a Heath Brecher interception. Moments later, quarterback Kasey Reilly threw a 2-yard TD pass to Bill Weathers for a 6-0 lead. The extra point failed...
PREP VOLLEYBALL - Storm Lake, St. Mary's drop matches; Alta tops AC-T (09/24/01)
Lindsey Frederiksen went 8-for-9 in hitting and Karen Sennert was 7-for-7 in serving. Jenny Woodford went 26-for-27 in setting, while Sennert was 16-for-16. "We lacked enthusiasm and leadership on the court," Storm Lake coach Jacquie Bauer said. "Missed serves killed us. We need to have a turnaround for the second half of the season."...
Jump for Relief to help raise funds for Red Cross (09/24/01)
Jump For Relief is a fundraising effort by the kids of Storm Lake. Donations are being taken in special envelopes with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross to help with the relief efforts in New York City and Washington, D.C. This is a way for the kids of Storm Lake to feel they have made a contribution in wake of our nation's tragedy. ...
Clay County Fair vendors pledge $50,000 to events complex (09/24/01)
"I have been coming to Clay County for 25 years, and I believe that the air-conditioned events center that is planned will enable the Fair to attract the next generation of visitors here for the next 25 years," Public Relations Manger Lee Ann Jones said a vendor told her...
Storm Lake homecoming activities set (09/24/01)
Tuesday will be "Crazy Day," with class competitions at 8:15 a.m., and a powder puff football game at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $1 or a donated box of Kleenex. Wednesday is "Farmer Hick Day." The students will vote for Homecoming King and Queen. Sale of Homecoming buttons start at the high school, middle school and elementaries. Classes will compete in a tug-of-war and bath tub races starting at 2:30 p.m. A car smash event will take place in the parking lot from 7-9 p.m...
Lincoln Jazz Orchestra, Marsalis to appear at ISU (09/24/01)
Tickets are now on sale for $37, $31, and $25; ISU students/18 and under: $19, $16, $13; $2 discount for groups of 10 or more (PFMS included). This night of great jazz features many of today's finest soloists and ensemble players led by the accomplished artistic director of jazz at Lincoln Center. LCJO make a much anticipated return to Stephens Auditorium...
Richard Evans (09/24/01)
Funeral services were 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. A memorial fund has been established. Fratzke Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Cultural rape (09/24/01)
They weren't surprised, in fact, said such rapes may dog many Hispanic women working low-wage labor jobs across Iowa. Such crimes aren't reported because of language barriers, the cultural background of the women, or in some cases - fear of deportation...
BETWEEN THE LINES - Time Passages (09/24/01)
I came across the dusty college French textbook during an archeological dig in the attic the other day. Where the little window let a few rays of late autumn sun dance among the dust devils, I sat down, opened the book and thought about Bill and the old songs for the first time in too long...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Planes, buses (09/24/01)
Enough safety personnel from bouncers to control unruly passengers to those trained to deal with hijackers, should be on duty. The unbelievably horrible hijackings on September 11 motivated me to write, as I have many times, about our children's safety on school buses...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Defiant and unified (09/24/01)
Our nation is defiantly unified. We will continue to make changes to policy, putting unity over partisanship. Assassinations of foreign leaders will no longer be excluded from our national security plan. We will expand authority for wire taps. "Racial profiling" and profiling of all kinds will be used again when it's a legitimate law enforcement tool...