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Stories from Thursday, October 4, 2001

Veteran Alta educator receives prestigious Iowa Masonic Teacher of Year Award (10/04/01)
Two weeks ago, Freemasons across the state of Iowa recognized Nesbitt's efforts as well. Nesbitt, in his 25th year as a speech and secondary English teacher at Alta High School, was honored as the Iowa Masonic Teacher of the Year for his work with the school community at the annual meeting of the Masons of Iowa in Dubuque on Sept. 21...
Lights On Afterschool program to be held at Storm Lake Middle School October 10 (10/04/01)
At Storm Lake Middle School the lights will be on for the celebration on October 10 with an open house from 5:30-7 p.m. The school will be celebrating by inviting parents, community and business leaders, elected officials and volunteers to join in as students demonstrate what they do at TLC and show displays. The students will also be preparing sub sandwiches for a light meal...
BVU honors Fritchers at homecoming events (10/04/01)
The activities start with the 4th annual BVU Career Symposium starting at 10 a.m. on Friday. Former BVU students will share their success with current students in panel discussions or one-on-one conversations. This gives students the opportunity to network with graduates in their field of interest, have their resumes critiqued and find out the secrets behind the successes of BVU alumni...
Housing is job one for Storm Lake: Study report (10/04/01)
The survey was part of the Storm Lake Housing Needs Assessment, originally commissioned in 1999 as part of a county-wide study. Some of the goals set by a local housing committee were to assess the quality of the current housing stock, define future needs for housing, and to identify other goals and objectives for both current and future housing in the city...
Final push begins for $2m BV Medical Center fund drive (10/04/01)
Hanging in the balance is a decision on whether the hospital's expansion project can be fully built as planned. "Our goal has been $2 million from day one. As time has gone on, it has become more and more critical that we are successful," said Brad Strader, director of the BVRMC Foundation...
At Ground Zero (10/04/01)
The former Spencer resident didn't witness the horror as people scrambled to help the victims of the attack, only to become victims themselves when the Twin Towers collapsed. It wasn't until two days after the biggest terrorist attack in world history that Spiess made it to Ground Zero to assist in the rescue and recovery effort. But, the scene at Ground Zero on the morning of September 11 plays through his mind on a daily basis, repeatedly, like horrific scenes in a movie...
Guard call-ups begin to impact SL (10/04/01)
The nation's citizen soldiers are answering the "call to the colors" following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and several local residents have been called to active duty. Many members of the National Guard and Reservists found themselves on stand-by immediately following the terrorist attacks. Within the past week many have been called to active duty to assist with domestic security issues...
Tone positive for Cherokee's Main Street shutdown (10/04/01)
City Council votes to compensate Police Chief for overtime expenses (10/04/01)
Messerole has seen his department reduced by 66 percent over the past month, as two of the three full-time officers on staff are gone. Of the three-man department, Officer Dave Freese was recently called to active military duty and Officer Mike Rader is currently enrolled at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy and will not return for another five weeks, leaving Messerole as the only full-time officer in Alta...
Bathtub Bonanza (10/04/01)
~A group of Alta High School students participate in the bathtub races in front of the high school Monday, part of the school's Homecoming Week activities. The seniors won the event in a time of approximately 49 seconds.
Heritage Bank helps raise money for Red Cross relief (10/04/01)
Banks across Iowa are joining together to accept financial donations to help the victims of the attacks, and donations will be accepted through Nov. 1, 2001. All money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. "We're helping the Red Cross because it is the right thing to do," Randy Wilkinson, president of Heritage Bank, said. ...
Season ends for flag football league (10/04/01)
The league, founded 11 years ago, has 48 kids enrolled this year, and Diane Sliefert, a volunteer with the program, said it was a good event for the children to be involved in. "There's been a great turnout every year I've been here, and every player must play at least half the game, so it gets everyone involved," Sliefert said. "There's been a lot of support for this from the community."...
Aquatic Center planning team awaits final details (10/04/01)
The plan is 60-70 percent complete as of this week, city officials said, and the consulting engineers are working to provide a cost estimate and information on construction and costs for other recently-built aquatic center projects. The 10-person citizens committee working on the project is expected to meet within 30-60 days for what could be the final discussion session before the project is released to the city council for a decision...
SL takes on LeMars minus its best player (10/04/01)
Tailback and defensive back Jeff DeHaan dislocated his right thumb last week and had surgery to repair it. He won't play this Friday night and his status for the rest of the season is uncertain. Storm Lake will turn to Justin Koeppe to start at tailback. He rushed for 112 yards last week in DeHaan's place...
Alta gets tough test for homecoming in Pirates (10/04/01)
Galva-Holstein, ranked eighth in Class A, has blitzed through district play with a perfect 4-0 mark and are 5-0 overall. Alta, on the other hand, dropped to 3-1 in the district and 3-2 overall with a loss last week to Pomeroy-Palmer. The game is critical for Alta, which will be celebrating its homecoming...
Matchup with Charter Oak-Ute scares Aurelia coach (10/04/01)
Radke's Aurelia team enters a game against Charter Oak-Ute unbeaten at 5-0 and ranked third in the state in eight-man. While the record and ranking are nice, it doesn't make Radke feel at ease. "This game scares me," he said. "When you're undefeated everybody wants you. We're the hunted."...
RC-Lytton homecoming opponent for LM-ACT (10/04/01)
You want to win because it's your homecoming game, but for LM-ACT, it needs to win to keep its district title and playoff hopes alive. LM-ACT is 2-1 in district play and 4-1 overall. The Raiders' opponent Friday night, Rockwell City-Lytton, is 2-1 in the district and 3-2 overall after coming off a 49-0 win over Wall Lake View-Auburn last week...
CROSS COUNTRY - Brink finishes second to help Storm Lake place second at Cherokee Invitational (10/04/01)
CHEROKEE - Tim Brink continued his phenomenal season by finishing second overall out of 69 runners at the Cherokee Invitational on Tuesday night. Brink's performance helped Storm Lake finish second in the meet with 88 points. Spencer was first with 85...
Kestel, Blanchard, relay finish first for SL swimmers (10/04/01)
Carroll defeated Storm Lake 69-25 in the other dual. Kestel won the 200 freestyle with a time of 2 minutes, 17.17 seconds and took the 500 freestyle in 6:08.82. Blanchard won the 50 freestyle in a time of 28.21 seconds. The 200 freestyle relay unit of Blanchard, Amber Griffin, Emily Holliday and Kelly Schultz placed first with a time of 1:54.91...
PREP VOLLEYBALL - St. Mary's, Alta hit stride in victories (10/04/01)
Jen Petersen went 12-for-12 in serving, while Michelle Drey was 10-for-11 with two aces. Drey went 10-for-10 in hitting with eight kills. Ploeger charted four blocks and Kassie Drey two. Ploeger and Bri Barber tallied seven digs apiece. "Two nights in a row the girls have played well and they really showed what they are made of," St. Mary's coach Jen Stangl said. "We are playing the way we want to be at this point in the season."...
Buena Vista spikers pull out victory over Cornell (10/04/01)
The Beavers won by scores of 30-28, 21-30, 30-18, 30-23. Michelle Steding went 28-for-33 with 11 kills and Casee Piel 24-for-29 with eight kills. Jess Grigg was 17-for-22 with eight kills. Jodi Lukowski charted 39 set assists, while Steding tallied 18 digs. Simmons had 16, Parmenter 10 and Becky Spangler nine. Spangler, Simmons and Steding all three three ace serves apiece for the Beavers, now 2-1 in the league and 7-9 overall...
Forgeign film series returns to Arts on Grand (10/04/01)
The line up of movies for the fall series include: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears; Vatel; and Dr. Strangelove. Movies will be shown on Mondays in October at 7:00 p.m. at Carey's TV & Stereo located at 220 Grand Avenue in Spencer beginning on October 8 with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon...
DOUBLE DUTCH (10/04/01)
Students from age 3 to middle school age jumped rope and leaped in the Jumping Jupiter rides in shifts during the day to raise pledges...
Halloween Night Hike to be held in Sac City Oct. 20-21 (10/04/01)
Come and join such characters as Barney, Mister Rogers, the Rugrats and Blues Clues to learn more about the environment. The program is not designed to be scary, but fun and educational for the whole family. The night stalkers (group leaders) will begin taking groups of approximately 30 people through the luminated trails at 6:00 p.m. ...
Living History Farms to host Fall Harvest Festival this weekend (10/04/01)
In the Visitor Center, free samples will be available from Iowa producers including Prairie Song Apiary Honey, Pella Meat and Bakery, Oinker's BBQ Sauce, Sweet Art Spoonfudge, Dension Mustard, Regi's Cranberries, Log Chain Honeys, Blue Cove Naturals, Prairieland Herbs, and the Iowa Egg Council samples...
Iowa Central Foundation to revive USO traditions (10/04/01)
Some of the greatest names in show business took part in the lively shows which lifted the morale of the soldiers in the darkest of times. Now, on Thursday November 8, at the Laramar Ballroom in Fort Dodge, the USO show, 40's style, will come to life again. The Iowa Central Community College Foundation, to benefit its general scholarship fund, is preparing a true-to-the-spirit USO show with all the trimmings that night. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00 p.m...
Fort new executive at Stille Pierce & Pertzborn (10/04/01)
Fort will sell and service insurance products, including commercial and personal lines of protection. He will also sell and list real estate, including residential, commercial and farm properties. Steve Stille, partner in Stille Pierce & Pertzborn, and Margie Robinson, owner of Century 21, The Professional Group said, "Clark's experience of over twenty years in the insurance and real estate business will be a major asset to the continued growth of our firms and to the services provided to our customers.". ...
India to SL, Pronto duo here to stay (10/04/01)
The new proprietors of the convenience station, however, traveled over two continents and the Pacific Ocean to get there. Sabby and Mona, owners of the operation since July 16, came to Storm Lake via California and India, and said they were excited about their experience in Storm Lake over the past two months...
Randall new memorial counselor at NW Monument (10/04/01)
His new job as a memorial counselor for Northwest Monument in Storm Lake allows him to maximize that talent to the fullest of his abilities. A former salesman for McCormick Distributors out of LeMars, Randall decided to become a memorial counselor when parents of his wife's students at Storm Lake St. Mary's told him he had a gift for helping and counseling people...
Irene Bengston (10/04/01)
Visitation was Wednesday October 3, from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m. Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery, Alta. Irene passed away on October 1, at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home, Aurelia. Irene was born to the union of Arnold and Emma (Christopherson) Hammer, on July 23, 1924 in Sioux City. She attended county schools in Woodbury County...
Richard Wallerstedt (10/04/01)
Richard was born to the union of Russell E. and Ruby L. (Wellington) Wallerstedt on February 22, 1931 in Des Moines. He attended grade school in Sac City and graduated from Sac High School. After high school he later obtained higher education with LaSalle Extension University majoring in accounting...
Bradley G. Smith (10/04/01)
Memorial services for are planned for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church. Pastor Doug Corlew will officiate. He is survived by wife Lesa, and children A.J., Jenna and MacKenzie; parents Marilyn Peters and husband Don of Alta and Wayne Smith and wife Mary of Tucson, Ariz.; his sister Jodi Ippolito of Dallas; and in-laws Dave and Pat Lange and Todd and Barb Lange, Storm Lake...
Burger King manager accused of stealing $91,000 (10/04/01)
Storm Lake Police arrested Anthony Martin, 36, from Schaller, on an outstanding warrant Monday. The warrant was issued after police conducted an investigation stemming from a complaint on September 11, when they were notified of a theft involving Burger King. Martin was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail for First-Degree Theft, a class C felony, where he is being held on $13,000 bond...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Hospital fund drive (10/04/01)
With the news of the terrorist attacks, they cancelled their advertising campaign asking people to donate their tax refund checks to the hospital's expansion plan. In light of the great need by the Red Cross and other relief efforts, they decided that they didn't want to do anything to compete for donations that were desperately needed elsewhere...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - State needs to take responsibility in Pittman case (10/04/01)
It's almost as if it becomes true if they repeat it often enough and loud enough. The bottom line is that George Pittman Jr. was supposed to be held in prison until at least November 15. Period. He should have been in his cell, not in Storm Lake. And if he had not been here, he would not have had the argument with his wife that led to her death - by her own hand, according to the suspect, or by his, according to the police...
GUEST OPINION - What's missing in the picture? (10/04/01)
America is in a flag frenzy Flags are waving everywhere - large ones and small, expensive and inexpensive. They can be seen on buildings, coat lapels, football helmets and backpacks. Patriotism is back after a long absence. Flag burning is in remission in our nation's life. This is the result of a hell-like barbarous murdering of thousands by terrorists who gave our nation another date of infamy to put on its calendar - Tuesday, September 11, 2001...
IOWA VIEW - Continuing progress in a difficult time (10/04/01)
Even before the tragedy of September 11, our national economy was in a downturn. The events of that terrible day have accelerated our economic problems. Today, almost every state across the nation is struggling with the consequences. Here in Iowa, we are facing the smallest annual increase in state revenues that we have seen in 18 years. So Governor Vilsack and I have asked for...