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Stories from Monday, October 8, 2001

Art lover envisions a massive mural for SL (10/08/01)
"I think a mural would help to beautify our community. We really don't have a lot of public art outdoors, and I miss the mural that used to be on the former Vilas building," said Joleen Dentlinger, director of the Witter Art Gallery. The old music themed mural was removed several years ago, and the building prepped for a new diversity-themed mural sponsored by a youth council led by former mayor Sandra Madsen. The youth council later disbanded and left the downtown wall blank...
Undersea educator wins Disney teaching honors (10/08/01)
Stiles, the daughter of Lois Stiles and step-daughter of Pat Rydell of Storm Lake, is among 35 teachers from across the U.S. named as the Walt Disney Company's American Teacher honorees for 2001. She was chosen from a field of more than 11,000 teacher nominees cited for their educational talent and commitment to the teaching profession...
Lake preservation effort begins - 'lot of pieces to the puzzle' (10/08/01)
Yet their efforts to preserve and protect Buena Vista County's natural resource often exist in the background. All that is changing as the Lake Preservation Association gears up to document past conservation efforts and lay out future goals in a comprehensive lake restoration project...
Windfarm II about to be decided (10/08/01)
Clipper Windpower, formed by the developers of the Enron Windfarm near Alta, submitted two proposals to MidAmerican Energy, which hopes to have an additional 100 megawatts of wind energy by next year. One of those included development south of the Enron farm in Buena Vista County and in northern Sac County...
SL schools to top 2,000-child mark (10/08/01)
The latest certified enrollment counts from the 2001-2002 school year show that many schools around northwest Iowa saw their school populations drop from the year before, and several districts experienced sharp declines of more than 25 students. Only Storm Lake, Galva-Holstein and Albert City-Truesdale bucked the trend locally, reporting growths in student population this fall...
New pair of swans bought (10/08/01)
After losing several birds in recent years, the program has been down two pairs of adult birds from its original size. After several months of searching for an available mated pair of the rare birds, the committee has located and negotiated to buy a proven pair from the Cedar Falls area...
At Ground Zero (10/08/01)
Spiess said that unlike the other victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan, the firemen all wore serial numbers on their gear which could quickly be identified. Others are going to be more difficult. "The civilians are totally, totally unrecognizable," said a somber Spiess. "It's to the point where you don't know whether they're male or female."...
Raku experience fires up SLHS ceramics students (10/08/01)
Tuesday, the entire area was covered with a flaming kiln and glazed pots, bowls and vases. Students in Ron Netten's beginning and advanced ceramics classes gathered north of the stadium Tuesday to participate in a day-long session of raku firing, and were able to create a vast amount of colored pottery in numerous shapes and sizes...
SL Chamber gathers ideas for RAGBRAI fund projects (10/08/01)
According to Chris Nolte, Chamber CEO, the most suggested recipient was Santa's Castle. He said, "I would guess we had 8 to 10 people contact us with the suggestion that Santa's Castle restoration would be a worthy recipient." He also said suggestions were received for:...
SL Chamber already deep into the holiday spirit (10/08/01)
"We would like to beef up the whole holiday attitude in Storm Lake this year, so we have to get working at it early," said chamber CEO Chris Nolte. Plans are being feverishly prepared for the Miracle on Lake Avenue event, scheduled for December 10 this year. Nolte hints that there may be announcements soon about special music and a new reception to be added to the annual event...
Annual Crop Walk for Hunger to be held Oct. 14 (10/08/01)
The two-mile walk will proceed from the church corner east on 3rd Street, and then will proceed south toward the lake and will wind its way back to Lakeside Presbyterian. Refreshments will be served to the walkers in the dining room of the Presbyterian Church when the walkers complete their walk...
American Cancer Society study finds women have many misconceptions about breast cancer (10/08/01)
A new survey just released by the American Cancer Society shows many women are uninformed about their personal risk surrounding breast cancer, a disease which is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. According to the survey, nearly half of the respondents believed women in the United States have a 30 to 50 percent chance of developing breast cancer, while two-thirds believed the risk is greater than 20 percent...
HEALTH BRIEFS (10/08/01)
Walking Program to start October 15 With the change in the season, Comm"UNITY" Education would like to remind everyone that the Walking Program at the Storm Lake High School and Storm Lake Middle School will begin on October 15. Walking is allowed on school days. Middle School hours are 6:30-7:15 a.m., before the start of the school day and then again after school from 4-6 p.m...
BVU to host Wellness Fair October 15 (10/08/01)
The Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum on the BVU campus and is open to the public, free of charge. A number of local participants associated with health, wellness or volunteer activities will have booths at the Fair...
Newell-Fonda runs past K-P, 48-0 (10/08/01)
"We got off to a little bit of a slow start," Newell-Fonda coach Brian Wilken said. "We made some mistakes early, but played much better in the second half ... like we're capable of playing." Witt opened the scoring with a 67-yard TD scamper. Austin Wells then caught a 15-yard pass from Matt Stauter to make it 14-0...
S-C upends Remsen-Union, 28-14 (10/08/01)
Remsen-Union broke out to a 14-0 lead in the first half when Jeff Staub scored on a 7-yard run and Alex Pick on a 1-yard plunge. Rydberg then reeled off three straight touchdowns to give the Wildcats a 21-14 lead. He scored on a 9-yard run, a 5-yard run and a 31-yard scamper...
Alta gives No. 8 G-H all it can handle (10/08/01)
"It was a very emotional game for our kids," Alta coach Kevin Hammer said. "I thought we played extremely hard. We gave up that big touchdown pass in the first quarter. We got down on them, but I thought our kids did a good job of coming back." Galva-Holstein drew first blood in a big way. Quarterback Matt Egger threw a pass over the middle to Jared Ruble, who raced 83 yards for a touchdown. Breyfogle ran in the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead...
LM-ACT slips past RC-Lytton (10/08/01)
The Raiders trailed 17-14 when they went to work. Hael Hawley put LM-ACT ahead for good with a 1-yard plunge. Jesse Schmidt then caught a 23-yard pass from Jason Brechler and Hawley scored on another 1-yard run to put it out of reach. Hawley opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 1-yard run. After Rockwell City-Lytton's Jeff Johnson scored on a 3-yard run, Brechler scored on a 4-yard quarterback keeper...
LeMars foils SL's district title chances (10/08/01)
LEMARS - Storm Lake's chances of a district title and a playoff berth were all but dashed Friday night as LeMars scored early and often to build a big first-half lead en route to a 53-7 triumph in a district game at LeMars. "After playing so well for the past two weeks, we were just a completely different team," Storm Lake coach Craig Lyon said. ...
Famed comic juggler joins Festival of Trees (10/08/01)
The Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Auxiliary brings to you one of the funniest and most sought-after entertainers on the international market. Fast-paced and spontaneous, his performance is a charming blend of comedy plus oddball juggling and stunts. Sean Emery will perform to the Festival of Trees dinner guests Friday, Nov. 16 at 9 p.m., reservations required...
Outdoors with 'Ding' (10/08/01)
Outside, geese sound off as they form the familiar "flying V" in the sky over Storm Lake. And inside the art gallery, it is wilder still. Jay "Ding" Darling delighted generations of Iowans with his prolific work, from the satirical cartoons the Pulitzer-prize winner penned for the front of the Des Moines Register to the wildlife art that won him the honor of producing the sketch for the very first Federal Duck stamp in 1934. Darling died in 1962...
Harriet Greenup (10/08/01)
She was proud to be a part of a very large and close-knit family which was one of the early pioneer families of Storm Lake. Her grandfather, William North was on one of the early fire departments. Harriet Esther was born to William & Gladys (North) Wilson on August 18, 1918 at the family home in Storm Lake. ...
Karen Fick (10/08/01)
Mrs. Fick was born July 15, 1940 in Storm Lake, the daughter of Walter and Jewell (Nehring) Sorbe. She was the eldest of four children. Karen spent her early years and was raised on the family farm near Albert City. She married Harold Fick on July 30, 1961. ...
Bradley Smith (10/08/01)
Brad, son of Wayne Smith and Marilyn (Albers) Peters was born on May 31, 1965 at Storm Lake. He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church, Storm Lake. He currently attended Summit Evangelical Free Church in Alta. Brad received his elementary and high school education in Storm Lake and attended one year of college...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (10/08/01)
VANDALISM On Tuesday, October 2, Jake Belcher, of 511 Superior, reported vandalism to his vehicle, which was scratched while parked at an unknown location in Storm Lake. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $500. THEFT On Tuesday, October 2, Chad Thompson, of 204 Russell Street, reported the theft of his Huffy Ultra Terrain bicycle, from the 400 block of Grand Avenue. The value of the bike is estimated at $50...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - The future of conservation in rural Iowa (10/08/01)
With leadership from Sen. Tom Harkin, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, that policy shift would continue with an emphasis on natural resource stewardship which will further benefit all citizens, including the land owner. The creation of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) in Iowa is an excellent example of how a farm program can benefit many more than just the farmer. ...
GUEST OPINION - A volunteer's bill of rights (10/08/01)
And we'd like you to give even more. In return, we propose that volunteers everywhere receive better compensation. We propose a double-digit increase in volunteer respect, dignity and appreciation. The reason many organizations can't get volunteers - and lose the ones they get - is because they spend too much of their time abusing volunteers and burning them out. Accordingly, we now propose that all governments,...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Guard call-ups (10/08/01)
Sure, we bring you stories of local people who barely escaped the carnage in New York and Washington, we have brought you photos from the scenes, and even this week, stories from a volunteer working at the World Trade Center site. It seems far away, other-worldly. Nothing in our experience prepares us for attack on our own soil...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Vietnam: a tense partnership (10/08/01)
The decision happens to come just a few days after a new organization of Vietnam vets has been chartered in the Storm Lake area to help those still feeling the effect of their experience in-country. We imagine the step may be more emotionally complex around their meeting table than it is among the economic advisors to Congress...