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Monday, Sep. 1, 2014

Stories from Thursday, October 18, 2001

School leaders seek to raise $150,000, city funds to go with $3.4m bond (10/18/01)
Around 15 members listened to the presentation, which included a brief history of the bond issue proposal and how proponents of the issue are working to promote it in the community. Maharry emphasized to chamber members that the bond issue will not sway from the $3.4 million figure it is at now...
'Meet the Candidates' session to be held (10/18/01)
Incumbent City Council candidates Jim Treat and Denny Vaudt and challenger Sherise Gibson and Incumbent Mayor Jon Kruse and challenger Tom Ellis have been invited to share their views on the city government and discuss questions solicited from public. Representatives from radio stations KAYL and KKIA, the Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune and Storm Lake Times will serve as panelists...
Love & Logic class for parents to be offered (10/18/01)
The presentation is patterned after the book, "Parenting with Love an Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility," by Foster Cline and Jim Fay. Three cornerstones of the program are shared power, consequences with empathy and maintenance of self-concept. ...
Local lawmakers see budget tensions flaring (10/18/01)
Tensions are flaring after Gov. Tom Vilsack revealed the state finished the last fiscal year with a deficit instead of the surplus originally reported. As a potential solution, the governor has proposed making 4.3 percent cuts across the board for state agencies, something which has made some legislators very unhappy. There is already talk of a special session to resolve the issue either later this month or in early November...
Super Wal-Mart site surveyed in Storm Lake (10/18/01)
"They have been in town to look at several sites, and they have spoken with us, but no official building permit application has been filed yet," City Administrator John Call said Wednesday. He said that a Kansas City firm is acting as a broker to represent Wal-Mart in seeking a potential Storm Lake development...
BVU remembers a young beacon of 'positive energy' (10/18/01)
"He really wasn't supposed to live past a few years, and the long-term prognosis was that he needed a heart," said Joe Patten, Gasaway's academic advisor. Gasaway was just completing his junior year and had been elected as a student senator when he was put in the hospital on April 30...
No fear in SL's mail (10/18/01)
For the people who handle your mail, caution is nothing new. They have isolated a box leaking a white powder, only to find out it was laundry soap in a care package headed to a college student. In another case, a Hazmat team was called in to a post office and an entire area isolated off, only to find that an envelope of white powder was in fact vanilla pudding mix...
ICCC: tax break for English-learners? (10/18/01)
"I think it is a very good alternative," said Dan Anderson, head of the Storm Lake ICCC campus. "In the economy we are looking at, anything that can be done to help people afford to become educated and get started in careers has to help." The Storm Lake ICCC leader has an idea for Vilsack as well - extend a tax credit to adults who choose to take English as a Second Language classes in their communities...
School leaders seek to raise $150,000, city funds to go with $3.4m bond (10/18/01)
Around 15 members listened to the presentation, which included a brief history of the bond issue proposal and how proponents of the issue are working to promote it in the community. Maharry emphasized to chamber members that the bond issue will not sway from the $3.4 million figure it is at now...
Elementary teachers to attend 28th Plains IRA regional reading conference in Sioux Falls tomorrow (10/18/01)
Educators will take four vans to the conference early Friday morning, and will engage in workshops, strategy sessions and group-sharing events from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 3:15 p.m. Many of the teachers who are signed up for the conference have never been to a Plains IRA conference before, and Alta Elementary Principal Maxine Lampe said the proximity of Sioux Falls to Alta made the decision to have a group of teachers attend the conference much easier...
ALTA NEWS BRIEFS (10/18/01)
Quilt Shoppe sponsoring doll quilt contest The Quilt Shoppe in Alta is once again sponsoring the annual Doll Quilt Contest, now in its 12th year in Alta. Last year's contest resulted in 30 dolls and quilts being given to a local Christmas project for deserving children...
Allerding wins fourth straight cross-country meet Monday (10/18/01)
Allerding, seventh-grader Brian Pedersen and eighth-grader Jeff Demer quickly opened a lead after the first half-mile, and the trio took home the top three places at the meet. Allerding won the race in 12:12, Pedersen finished second in 13:18 and Demer ended up third with a time of 13:19...
Flag football players participate in year-end banquet last Sunday (10/18/01)
Following a meal which was enjoyed by everyone, Tom Lichter opened the program by singing the song "I'm Proud to be an American" as each team entered the sanctuary with their hand over their hearts. Eric Sauter then led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance which set the tone for the celebratory evening...
BV Community Theater takes its show on the road for the first time (10/18/01)
The show is a musical revue entitled: Aspects of Love - You've Got Mail. The theme is love and includes many famous (and some not so famous) love songs. Some are funny, some happy, some sad. A dance number can also be added. The program will run from forty-five minutes to an hour and will be rented out to groups, holiday parties and events...
Quilt auctions highlight ingathering to be held Nov. 3 (10/18/01)
Quilting is one of the folk arts of our culture, and the diverse groups and individuals who produce these works of art are continuing the craft and passing it on to younger seamstresses so that it won't be lost. Some have been quilting together for decades. The quilts are donated to the Ingathering to raise money for programs around the world which are responding to some disasters we see in the news and to programs of sustainable development which alleviate poverty and hunger...
Chamber to open Santa's Workshop/shopper haven (10/18/01)
Santa's Workshop will be a place for volunteers to gather to work on renovating animation and displays for the Santa's Castle exhibit nearby. Chamber officials hope that as people see the work through the big plate glass windows, they will be become interested in helping, and perhaps spark renewed interest in the Castle and the rest of the city's holiday spirit...
Festival of Trees raffle tickets go on sale (10/18/01)
In addition to the main event "Festival of Trees" on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Storm Lake, the Auxiliary will be once again be adding the Premier dinner Friday, Nov. 16. All the proceeds raised from the Festival of Trees events will go towards the construction cost of a helicopter emergency landing pad at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. ...
Girl Scouts annual nut sale to run Oct. 19-28 (10/18/01)
Likewise, girls help support their troop and earn awards, prizes, and Bonus Bucks to help pay their way to events, day camp, and resident camp. Proceeds from the sale also help the council to design programs, recruit and train leaders, maintain and improve a 175-acre camp, supply leader guides and resource materials, monthly leader newsletters, parent and community newsletters, financial assistance to girls in need, and more...
VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP - Three area teams escape first round (10/18/01)
Schaller-Crestland played Alta on Wednesday night in Schaller. Jen Petersen went 13-for-14 to lead the Panthers in serving. Katie Drey was 10-for-11 and Michelle Drey 9-for-9. Peggy Ploeger charted four kills, five digs and six blocks. Michelle Drey had four kills and Katie Drey four digs...
Spencer defense to give SL tough test (10/18/01)
Spencer gave up some big plays on defense in that game, so the Tigers' defense will have something to prove when they meet Storm Lake on Friday night in Spencer. Spencer is second in the district in total defense. They were first until last week. "They play very good team defense," Storm Lake coach Craig Lyon said. ...
Playoff berth at stake for Aurelia (10/18/01)
Aurelia just doesn't have to win, it has to win by at least 10 points. That's the way coach Myron Radke figures the point system which is used to determine the state playoff qualifiers. "There's so much at stake," he said. "The only thing we can do is go out and win by 10 points and we don't have to worry about it. We control our own destiny. We have to score a lot of points."...
Newell-Fonda braces for No. 7 Galva-Holstein (10/18/01)
After facing Pomeroy-Palmer last week and coming up short, the Mustangs will entertain the seventh-ranked team in the state in Class A when Galva-Holstein pays a visit. "They don't have many weaknesses," Newell-Fonda coach Brian Wilken said. "They're 7-0. ...
Alta looks for 'enthused, intense' start against Sac (10/18/01)
While Alta has been a team of inconsistent starts, so has Sac City. The team that opens the game with higher intensity may be the one who wins. "The thing for both teams is the team that comes out ready to play in the first quarter and plays with a lot of enthusiasm," Alta coach Kevin Hammer said. "Both teams seem to come out flat at times, so I think the team that comes out with the intensity and enthusiasm is going to be the winner."...
Schaller-Crestland takes on big North Iowa team (10/18/01)
The Wildcats can't make those mistakes on Friday night when they face North Iowa. "We need to execute our offense a little bit better running and passing, Tokheim said. "We had a lot of mistakes or missed assignments that really stopped our drives. We need to cut down on the penalties in particular. I'd like to control the ball to keep it out of their offense's hands because of their size and being able to pound the ball."...
Okoboji Winter Games becomes four-day event (10/18/01)
This year, the games will run Jan. 25 through 28. The celebration usually runs Friday through Sunday, but this year a request was made to add another day. "We are having a Rock 'n Roll Concert on Monday," said Doris Welle, the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association's Executive Director. "We were hoping we could make the concert a part of the Winter Games."...
Allee museum becomes a haunted mansion (10/18/01)
Yes, there are new attractions for everyone and every age group at the Allee Mansion's "Haunted House Night." The scary fun begins at 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 27th. The Mansion is located one mile south of Newell on the Iowa State Research Farm. ...
MidAmerican Energy plans to construct generating plants (10/18/01)
The company this week filed an Application for Generating Facility Certificate with the Iowa Utilities Board. This siting application, if approved, will allow MidAmerican to construct the Greater Des Moines Energy Center. MidAmerican is committed to investing an estimated $1.5 billion in the construction of two electric generating plants that will add 1,400 megawatts of new electric generation to meet its customer's growing demand for energy. ...
Utter recognized for service at Buena Vista homecoming (10/18/01)
Utter was honored formally during the Alumni Recognition and Cornerstone Guard Luncheon and also during halftime at the homecoming football fame. Utter played football and basketball, was president of the letterman's Club, and served on the student council. ...
Farber & Otteman Funeral Homes sold (10/18/01)
Jensen received his AA degree from Waldorf College in Forest City, attended Buena Vista University and graduated from John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science in Nashville. For the last two years, he has been associated with the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake. His wife, Nancy is a Holstein native. She currently is a rehabilitation specialist with Sports Rehab in Storm Lake and will assist in the funeral home operation...
Storm Lake Hardware to be open six more weeks (10/18/01)
Tom Miller, the owner of the hardware store for 15 years, said his going out of business sale at the hardware store will last as long as supplies are in stock, and said he will probably sell the last of his inventory at the end of next month. "We will probably run until about the end of November," Miller said, "so we will probably be open about six more weeks. ...
Berniece Ginkens (10/18/01)
Berniece Ginkens, the daughter of Ole and Mae Suggitt Nelson, was born February 9, 1918, in Spencer. She was baptized at the Grace United Methodist Church of Spencer and grew up in the Greenville area. She graduated from the Greenville High School in 1935...
Pauline Meyer (10/18/01)
Mrs. Meyer passed away at the Spencer Hospital, Monday, October 15. Visitation was held with the family on Wednesday, October 17. Warner Funeral Home, Hartley, is in charge of arrangements...
Marie Sweet (10/18/01)
Marie F. Sweet was born February 14, 1925, at Alta, to Nels Bengsten and Milie (Thor) Bengsten. In 1945, Marie was united in marriage to Edwin J. Sweet, who preceded her in death November 28, 1999. Marie worked at the Storm Lake newspaper and at the 3 & 71 Truck Stop Cafe. Marie moved to Clarinda from Creston, in 1999 and had also resided at the Eiler House, which she enjoyed very much...
Paul Wenell (10/18/01)
Paul Howard Wenell, son of Carl David and Mabel (Johnson) Wenell was born June 28, 1921 in the family farm home near Albert City. He was united in marriage to Esther Christoffers March 22, 1947. To this union three sons and two daughters were born - John, Allan, Susan, Janice and Lynn...
Darall Cox (10/18/01)
Funeral services will be Friday, October 19th at 11 a.m. at the Fratzke Funeral Home in Storm Lake with the Reverend Kenneth Bell of Storm Lake United Methodist Church officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Morgan Township Cemetery in Schleswig...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (10/18/01)
ACCIDENTS On October 15, at 5:40 p.m., an accident occurred at the intersection of West 5th Street and Barton Street. A 1995 Ford, driven by Mary Flanigan, 16, 413 Geneseo Street, was traveling westbound on West 5th Street. A 1996 Pontiac, driven by Elizabeth Hansen, 16, 113 White Cap Road, was also traveling westbound on West 5th Street. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Beauty and the beastly (10/18/01)
The leaves on the trees that stand in the shadow of the Capitol Dome are just beginning their brilliant bursts of red, yellow and orange. They are part of a wonderful gift of a season of sights, smells and traditions that God gives us this time of year...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - America is not an evil empire (10/18/01)
In a time when all Americans should stand together, we once again see those people who would rather see Americans tear each other apart for the ideals that we possess. I am offended that Palecek describes America as an evil empire. In war people die, but if we, as Americans, stand by and do nothing more people will die more often in terrorist attacks. ...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Pondering the Taliban (10/18/01)
If there ever was a doubt about the innate curiosity of the community, it is perhaps answered in the response to the terrorist bombings of Sept. 11. Like all communities, we got out our flags, gave blood in record numbers, donated many thousands of dollars to the relief efforts. For those who know Storm Lake, those actions are no surprise...
Tax break for Iowa graduates (10/18/01)
Though it's understandable that young people want to experience the world after they graduate, we want to ensure that they know what it is they are leaving - so that even if they do go somewhere else first, they leave wanting to return to Iowa...