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Stories from Tuesday, October 16, 2001

Students to receive open noon hour for rest of current academic year (10/16/01)
Alta Superintendent Fred Maharry told a small crowd gathered at the high school Tuesday night that school administrators have decided to keep the open noon hour policy in place for this year, but changes may be implemented after this school year is over...
To pledge, or not to pledge, an Iowa school ponders (10/16/01)
Supt. Harold Hulleman said students and staff are asked to participate, but that no one is required to do so. "Some students do not stand up and do not say the pledge, and some staff don't - that's their choice," he said. Some Nevada staff members say singling out those who don't participate could be divisive...
Council: Geneseo crossing stays open (10/16/01)
The city's Traffic Safety Team had recommended closing all four crossings after a fatality at the Geneseo Street crossing in May. The council held a study session yesterday to review a report submitted by the traffic safety team, which spent several months studying the city's railroad crossings...
Pool, golf course use suffers in SL (10/16/01)
Swimming pool revenue is down somewhat, perhaps due in part to newer aquatic centers opening in surrounding cities - as well as poor weather early in the season. For the 2001 season, revenue was $31,455, compared to $32,400 the previous year. There were 169 season passes bought in 2001, down from 194 in 2000. Daily admissions actually increased, however, from 5,778 in 2000 to 6,342 this season. Swimming lessons declined at the pool from 148 last year to 107 for 2001...
Sailor's view of the war on terrorism (10/16/01)
The following is a narrative by Storm Lake native Ryan Graves, sent from on board the USS Enterprise as it plays out its role in the war on terrorism. A portion was deleted due to national security needs. Here is a view, from a sailor at sea, as we contributed our part in the initial stages of attempting to eliminate global terrorism...
Love and Logic parenting class set in SL school (10/16/01)
Educator Jaymie Bral will present the class, based on the book, "Love and Logic, Teaching Children Responsibly." The program will help parents form positive responses to situations, with the "three R's" - reasonable, relevant and respectful. A $10 work book fee (one per couple) will be charged, with scholoarships available. Child care is available at a $3 fee per family. Parents can sign up even if they can't make all three sessions. Call Community Education at 732-5711 to register...
'Hints from Heloise' to teach the teacher? (10/16/01)
Yes, along with observations of paraeducators using open and accepting behaviors, working with supervising teachers to identify strengths and weaknesses using work style inventories, building team collaboration skills, and role playing communication and listening skills...
Families in Action tackles teen drugs (10/16/01)
Over the past 20 years, officials of the Storm Lake Community School District have used various drug prevention programs such as D.A.R.E. in an effort to curb substance abuse among students in the district. Last week, Paul Dunbar added his program to that list...
School board weighs idea of adding pass/fail option for upper-level classes (10/16/01)
Members of the Alta School Board listened to input from students Monday night at the monthly school board meeting regarding an idea to include a pass/fail option on some advanced level courses in an attempt to boost the number of students in those classes...
Aronson receives Governor's Award accolade for CASA volunteer work (10/16/01)
Over the past year, the work of CASA volunteer Paula Aronson has allowed the Alta resident to make a difference for children in several homes around the area. Last month, she was recognized by the Governor of Iowa for her efforts. Aronson, a citizen of Alta for four years, was honored Sept. 24 at the 19th Annual Governor's Awards in Storm Lake for her work as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for the Iowa Department of Justice...
Experts say early detection key in battle against breast cancer (10/16/01)
In 2001, one in eight women will develop breast cancer over her lifetime. By comparison, in 1960, one in 16 women were expected to develop breast cancer. This year, a new case will be diagnosed every three minutes, and a woman will die from breast cancer every 12 minutes...
BV County American Heart Walk to take place November 3 (10/16/01)
Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. A special award will be given to the walker raising at least $125 who is the "Most Patriotic Dressed." Walkers raising $125 will receive an American Heart Walk T-Shirt and prizes will be given to walkers who raised the following amounts:...
City makes SL burning ban a permanent law (10/16/01)
The council passed the first reading of an ordinance which would permanently ban burning in the city limits. The current code allows burning two times a year as set by the fire chief, but the city council placed a moratorium on open burning in 1999 and 2000...
Alta falls to R-U, 58-29 (10/16/01)
Droegmiller threw an 18-yard touchdown to Heath Glienke, while Hammer threw a 28-yard TD to Droegmiller. Droegmiller rushed for 90 yards on nine carries. Hammer had 52 yards on eight carries. Droegmiller caught two passes for 69 yards and Glienke two for 48 yards...
Sac City stuns Schaller-Crestland, 7-6 (10/16/01)
Take Schaller-Crestland, for example. The Wildcats dominated the rushing game, gaining 213 yards to only 83 for Sac City. The Wildcats also threw for more yards, 66 to 46. But they also had more penalties and at least one more costly turnover. Quarterback Justin Muggenberger scored on a 2-yard keeper after a Schaller-Crestland turnover to key a 7-6 upset win on Friday night at Sac City...
AREA PREP PLAYOFF SCENARIOS (10/16/01)
CLASS 3A District 1: Spencer and LeMars, both 4-0, met in LeMars Friday. Spencer, aiming for its 10th playoff appearance, closes with Storm Lake and Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, while LeMars, an eight-time qualifier, ends on the road against Sheldon and MOC-Floyd Valley. ...
SL downright defensive in beating Orabs (10/16/01)
STORM LAKE - The defense did it again. Storm Lake did not give up an offensive touchdown, allowed just 16 yards rushing after the first quarter, and held Sheldon to only three first downs in the second half to post a 17-10 victory in a Class 3A District 1 game on Friday night at Tornado Stadium...
Luther shocks Simpson in 2OT, 12-6 (10/16/01)
Luther found the scoreboard first in the first quarter on a 27-yard field goal by Josh Cinnamo. Simpson responded with a 30-yard touchdown reception by Mike Pitzen from Mike Donnenworth with 3:34 remaining in the second quarter. The extra point attempt by Brett Majors was blocked. ...
BV defense saves the day again (10/16/01)
FAYETTE - Buena Vista scored touchdowns on its first two possessions to defeat Upper Iowa 14-0 Saturday at Eischeid Stadium in Fayette. The contest was the homecoming game for the Peacocks. A strong wind and pouring rain slowed both teams offensively, although Buena Vista had two players each rush for more than 100 yards...
Aurelia falls, but still has chance at playoff berth (10/16/01)
Aurelia, which slipped to 6-1 overall, can receive the at-large playoff berth with a win over Whiting this Friday night. They lead the point system used to determine the at-large team. Sentral jumped out to a 6-0 lead when Madison scored on an 11-yard run. Sentral made it 12-0 on a 2-yard run by Nerem...
BV's 35-game soccer losing streak is finally history (10/16/01)
The Buena Vista women's soccer team ended its streak of futility by beating Mount Mercy College 2-1 on Sunday at the Field of Dreams Complex. The streak dated back to Sept. 25, 1999. The Beavers are now 1-11 overall. Buena Vista won the men's match 2-1 to improve to 5-7 overall...
Jockeying for football playoff berths heats up (10/16/01)
With three weeks left in the regular season - only two for eight-man teams - dozen of schools still have hopes of advancing to postseason play. Many will be eliminated from playoff contention after Friday night's games and a handful might clinch berths...
Big Band is next on SL Arts Council agenda (10/16/01)
What a great way to celebrate - tap your toes, sing along, dance and enjoy! Patriotic music will be played throughout the night. Also those big band standards like 'Lullaby of Broadway', 'When I Fall in Love' and 'Cheek to Cheek'. The Storm Lake Area Arts Council and KAYL have teamed up to present the Bauman Big Band under the direction of Rick Ayers. Storm Laker's in the band are Marty Crandall on the tenor sax and Mike Wells playing the trumpet...
Renowned religious sites are testament to Iowa's diverse faiths (10/16/01)
While Methodist was the predominant faith during frontier times, Iowa also played host to numerous other religions including Jewish, Mennonite, Roman Catholic, Congregational, Lutheran, Mormon and those of American Indians. Each faith left its mark, evidenced by Iowa's many interesting religious sites...
St. Mary's Big Raffle offering additional prize (10/16/01)
Those purchasing tickets by December 15 will be eligible for a $500 Early Bird Drawing, and still be eligible for the five big cash prizes in the spring. Big Raffle co-chairs Mike Pertzborn and Bob Lenhart said raffle tickets are now available to the general public, as past customers were able to take advantage of pre-sales...
Retirement income workshop to be held in Sioux Rapids (10/16/01)
Barb Wollan, ISU Extension Family Resource Specialist will be sharing information on determining the income you'll need for retirement. Wallan says, "Knowing "how" to work through the process will greatly increase the likelihood that you will be financially ready when you retire."...
Small businesses to receive help for lost employees (10/16/01)
The U.S. Small Business Administration, a group which usually helps small business damaged by natural disasters, is now offering low interest loans to those that employ military reservists called to active duty. "The loss of a key person, even for a short time, can devastate any small company," SBA administrator Hector V. Barreto said in a written statement. "Small businesses sometimes fail when such an employee is called away to military service."...
Brown brings 20 years of experience to Pilot Tribune (10/16/01)
A resident of Storm Lake for 21 years, Brown has been serving in regional advertising management for CNHI newspapers, working with the Pilot-Tribune's sister newspapers in Spencer and Spirit Lake. His previous experience includes nine years managing advertising for the Advertising Guide, 11 years as marketing director for Fitzpatrick Auto Center, and advertising director work earlier in his career for a local music business...
BPW celebrates special week with an After Hours event (10/16/01)
BPW/USA's members call attention to local women entrepreneurs, facilitate discussion on the needs of working women, share information about successful workplace policies and raise awareness of the resources available for women in their communities...
Wilson attends Graduate School of Banking (10/16/01)
The school was established in 1945 to provide bankers with an opportunity for advanced study and research in banking, economics and leadership. Instruction at the Graduate School of Banking takes place during two-week resident sessions for three consecutive summers, along with comprehensive study between summer resident sessions. ...
John Huldeen (10/16/01)
Funeral services were held Monday, October 15 at the First Presbyterian Church in Odebolt. Mr. Huldeen was born August 29, 1926 in Odebolt, to Alvin and Florence (Brynteson) Huldeen. He was baptized at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Odebolt. As a graduate of the Odebolt High School, Huldeen also attended Iowa State University Winter Quarter Programs...
Bart Neel (10/16/01)
Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Military Honors will be conducted by the Grashoff-McManus American Legion Post #390 of Aurelia. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m., with the family present from 6-8 p.m., at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. A memorial fund has been established...
Viola Stieneke (10/16/01)
Graveside Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, October 16, at 11 a.m., at the Silver Township Cemetery at rural Quimby. Mrs. Stieneke's remains were cremated. There will be no visitation. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of the arrangements...
Duane Maher (10/16/01)
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shenandoah, with Fr. Don Bruck officiating. A visitation was yesterday at the Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel in Sidney. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake. A memorial fund has been established. The Crawford-Marshal Funeral Chapel in Sidney, is in charge of arrangements...
Mary Hankel (10/16/01)
Mary Dorothy Hankel was born May 26, 1921 in Galva. She attended St. John's Parochial School in Hanover. She was taught by teacher, Jacob Schmidt; graduated from Alta High School, May 21, 1940. Mary died at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home, Aurelia, October 10...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (10/16/01)
THEFT On Tuesday, October 9, Don Krueger, of Aurelia, reported the theft of a toolbox from a Commercial Sign and Design vehicle. The vehicle was parked at 826 Grand Avenue, Storm Lake. The value of the toolbox was estimated at $250. VANDALISM On Wednesday, October 10, Thomas Miller, of 25 St. Andrews Drive, Storm Lake, reported damage to the rear window of his vehicle, while parked at 1233 Lake Avenue, Storm Lake. The damage of the vehicle was estimated at $400...
FAMILY VIEW - Loyalty, not blind loyalty (10/16/01)
The man attracting these ratings is the same one who, in the week of the terrorist attacks, graced the cover of Newsweek as "The Accidental President," a reference to a new book about the Supreme Court's role in boosting Bush into the presidency...
IOWA ENVIRONMENT - Out of the ashes - firearm awareness (10/16/01)
The pre-September 11 view was that guns were had and should be banned; the post-September 11, view was to buy more guns! There's a point to be made, here. Firearms not only serve as offensive weapons, they can also be a great deterrent for criminal activities, including terrorism!...
PILOT EDITORIAL - Paying grads to stay in Iowa? (10/16/01)
At first blush, it sounds like a defeatist idea. Is our state so boring, our jobs so lackluster, that we have to pay a ransom to delay our kids from heading to the big cities? At second blush, it seems unfair. For every $6,000 bonus baby coming out of the state treasury, will that mean that families that have willingly made their way in the state have to shoulder that much more of the tax burden?...