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Stories from Friday, October 26, 2001

Aspiring AHS actors prepare for opening of 'Annie' in two weeks (10/26/01)
In two weeks, Alta High School students hope to receive rave reviews from their own version of the production. Over 50 students have roles ranging from singing solos to helping move props, and final preparations are being made for the premiere of their play two weeks from Friday...
Locals raise $4,100 in one night for family of fallen NYC fireman (10/26/01)
All proceeds from the event went to the Frank Palombo Fund, set up by Storm Lake residents Jackie Noble, Sarah Mummert and Connie Barnett in an effort to make their assistance to the relief effort feel more personal. The combination of donations from patrons and money raised by an auction held during the night was just over $4,100, and both Noble and Mummert said they were very pleased by the generosity shown...
Families grow closer in innovative parent-child experiences (10/26/01)
Parents and children alike are taking part in "Strengthening Families," a program offered through ISU Extension. This year sessions are being held at Sioux Central, Albert City-Truesdale and Alta. In an age of families with two working parents or single-parent households, along with kids in a staggering list of activities in and out of school, the family unit often suffers. ...
Historic church may come to SL (10/26/01)
The Danish Lutheran Church in Alta was built in 1889 in the Gothic American architectural style, and the structure remains much as it was over a century ago. It has been vacant since the 1950s, and for many years has served only as a storage shed. "There were three things that really mattered to the people who pioneered in this area - home, a school for their children, and a place to worship. ...
Iowa 'smart growth' plan (10/26/01)
By DANA LARSEN Pilot-Tribune Editor One year after their much- debated plan calling for a "new face of Iowa," several original members of the governor's Iowa 2010 team have decided that they aren't willing to let their ground-breaking report collect dust on the legislative shelf...
Chamber chooses projects for funds (10/26/01)
"The board wanted to use the funds where they would make the most positive influence on the greatest number of people, while having some long-lasting effect. It was a long process and not an easy task," chamber CEO Chris Nolte said. The total received after the city hosted the bicycle marathon was $13,000, with $6,000 to be distributed to Santa's Castle holiday display currently being refurbished, $3,000 to the City Beautiful beautification project, and $1,000 to the Community Education program. ...
AC-T students selected to Opus Honor Festival (10/26/01)
They are Matt Buchholz, son of Stanley and Kathy Buchholz, Rachel Peterson, Daughter of Sid and Janet Peterson and Brady and Brittny Rebhuhn, daughters of Doug and Marcia Rebhuhn. The students were chosen by taped auditions. Approximately 3200 student auditioned for the 720 positions in the four Opus honor choirs. ...
Week to highlight drug-free community (10/26/01)
This event is a grassroots organization of parents concerned about the destruction caused by alcohol and drug abuse. The red ribbon was adopted as a symbol of the movement in honor of Enrique Camarena, an agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, who was kidnapped and killed while investigation drug traffickers...
Dollars for Scholars encourages contributions (10/26/01)
Such contributions go directly into the Dollars for Scholars trust fund. Interest from this fund is given each year in the form of scholarships, to the graduates of Storm Lake and Storm Lake St. Mary's High Schools. Last year, the following memorial contributions were given to the Storm Lake Chapter of Dollars for Scholars: Tony and Marilee Bedel in Memory of Julia Jackson; Boyd and Dottie Cammack in memory of Irene Culbertson and Phil Thornton; Willard and Florence Christensen in memory of Gail Adams Nichols, Kim Behrens, Mary Lou McGowan, Rose Wattier and Richard Arndt; Combined Contributors in memory of Merle Kahuda; Dennis Freeman in Memory of Kim Behrens and Richard Euchner; Bill and Mary Lanphere in memory of Don Burmeister and Lois Richter; Pat and Julia Mooney in memory of Merle Kahuda; Elaine and Donald Neely in memory of Merle Kahuda; Steve and Sheila Neuroth in memory of Denny Moriarty, Harry Schaller, Irene Culbertson, Jeff Brashears and Lisa Sharp; Virgil and Phyllis Runge in memory of Merle Kahuda; Mel and Clara Samuelson in memory of Evelyn Block. ...
ALTA NEWS IN BRIEF (10/26/01)
City seeks grant to renovate ten Alta homes The City of Alta will submit a Housing Fund Grant application for $350,000 to the Iowa Dept. of Economic Development. The grants if approved will be used to rehabilitate ten owner-occupied homes in the city for low to moderate income persons. Project cost is estimated at $372,500...
SL students selected to All-State Festival (10/26/01)
Approximately 17 percent of the students who audition across the state are selected for membership into the groups, making the achievement one of the highest individual honors available to Iowa high school musicians. Storm Lake High School students selected for the All-State Festival are:...
Spelling program gets mixed teacher reviews (10/26/01)
Board members spent time reviewing the program and looking over the results of a survey done of teachers who use the program in the classroom. The district started using the Rebecca Sitton Spelling Program six years ago and it is a "non-traditional" approach to spelling, said Assistant Superintendent Larry Parman...
Alta music department uses box tops as fundraising tool (10/26/01)
To Judy Clausen, the tops represent a means of helping out the Alta music department in future years. Clausen, an elementary music instructor at Alta, is the head of the school's Box Tops for Education Program, a project designed by General Mills and Betty Crocker to help schools obtain needed materials in classrooms across the country...
Playoff berth at stake for LM-ACT (10/26/01)
ALBERT CITY - Bill McCabe thinks if his defense can stop all-state running back Ryan Kock, then his LM-ACT team has a good chance of winning and claiming an at-large playoff berth. The LM-ACT coach doesn't think his offense will be shut down by Southern Calhoun's defense...
Aurelia, Sentral battle again - for real (10/26/01)
It's like trying to pick the lesser of two evils. Needless to say, the Bulldogs' defense will have its hands full when they take on second-ranked Sentral of Fenton in a state semifinal game on Friday night at Fenton. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m...
Winning season on the line for Tornadoes (10/26/01)
STORM LAKE - Playing for a winning season should provide enough motivation in a game against a 1-7 football team. Craig Lyon certainly hopes so. His Storm Lake team takes on last-place Spirit Lake on Friday night in the season finale at Tornado Stadium...
LM-ACT boys finish third at districts to qualify for state cross country meet (10/26/01)
West Sioux won the meet, followed by LeMars Gehlen and LM-ACT. The top three teams advance to state, which will be held this Saturday in Fort Dodge. Winkler posted a time of 17 minutes, 12 seconds, while Ehlers finished in 17:17. Kyle Hart was 21st with a time of 17:45, John Hopkins 25th in 17:54, Josh Wilkening 30th in 18:01, Bjorn Johnson 41st in 18:28 and Todd Reese placed 42nd with a time of 18:29...
Alta, Schaller-Crestland to renew rivalry in finale (10/26/01)
The two teams enter the game on opposite emotional states. Alta is coming off a 27-0 victory over Sac City, while Schaller-Crestland lost to North Iowa 16-14 on the final play of the game. "We were mad at ourselves after the Sac game (7-6 loss two weeks ago) and heartbroken after the North Iowa game, but because it's a rivalry, I think our kids will bounce back," Schaller-Crestland coach Dale Tokheim said...
Halloween Hijinks (10/26/01)
There's no place better to be for spooky and safe Halloween alternatives than the Storm Lake area. Here's a selection of fun holday activities for children and their families. Witter Costume Contest Attention all ghosts, witches, princesses and more! Stop at the Witter Art Gallery in Storm Lake on Tuesday evening, October 30, 5-6 p.m., for the annual Halloween Party and Costume Contest. ...
SL real estate situation creates buyer's bonanza (10/26/01)
There are approximately 100 houses currently listed in Storm Lake, and Century 21's Margie Robinson said people looking to buy a new home now should be able to find a house within their price range. "If you're a buyer and are looking for property you can find something to meet your needs," Robinson said. "The lowest priced house we have listed now in Storm Lake is $19,900, and the highest is $750,000. There really is something out there that can meet the needs of anyone."...
Home ownership instills pride, financial security (10/26/01)
Each month they pay rent with nothing tangible to show for their efforts. Buying a home, though, can be less complicated and more affordable than one might think. The payments can help homebuyers build equity and result in tax advantages. Buying a home also instills a sense of pride in ownership and a feeling of security and stability that is welcome in a time of national and economic uncertainty such as this...
Helen Lease (10/26/01)
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 20, at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake with Pastor Henry Kuhn officiating. Burial was in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Helen Margurite Lease was born May 21, 1920 in Silver Township, Cherokee County, the daughter of Anton and Helga (Steele) Hanson. ...
Junior Danielson (10/26/01)
Interment was in Fairfield Twp. Cemetery, Albert City. Sliefert Funeral Home, Albert City, was in charge of arrangements. Junior was born November 9, 1921, to Oscar and Bertha Danielson. He grew up on a farm near Albert City, where he received his education in Albert City. He was baptized September 15, 1926, and confirmed, June 2, 1936, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Albert City...
Larry Stern (10/26/01)
Interment was in Big Grove Lutheran Cemetery, Brooten Minn. Larry Albert Stern, the son of Albert and Fay (Anholz) Stern, was born August 10, 1941 in Albert City. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, Storm Lake. His family moved to Sedan, Minn., in 1956. Larry married Renee Halgrimson on December 29, 1959. Larry served in the U.S. Army for five years, three of which he was stationed in Germany, where two of their four children were born...
Thomas Spiess (10/26/01)
Interment was in Poland Township Cemetery, Marathon. Funeral arrange-ments were by Sliefert Funeral Home. Thomas Russell Spiess, son of Henry W. and Elizabeth (Patterson) Spiess, was born September 20, 1911 at Knoke. When Russel was young he lived with his family in the Jolly and Webb areas. He received his grade school education at Lincoln-Lee country school and then graduated from Webb High School with the class of 1930...
Jane Pilling (10/26/01)
She moved to Bella Vista on November 1, 1982 from Storm Lake. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bentonville. She was a member of the P.E.O.; D.A.R.; was an avid card player, loved to play bridge and watch birds. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Jack A. Rose; two brothers, Bill Scott, Frank Scott and two sons, Scott T. Pilling and Charles W. Pilling...
Jack Goodchild (10/26/01)
Jack J. Goodchild, the son of Fredrick and Dorothy Youngren, Goodchild, was born May 9, 1929 in Havelock. He received his education in country school and the Mallard High School. After high school he joined his father and brothers in farming and raising pure bred hogs, attending many fairs and hog shows in the area. ...
Donald Buse (10/26/01)
Funeral arrangements were by Farber & Otteman Funeral Home, Lake View. Donald Duane Buse from Auburn, was born August 3, 1935 at home in Sac County to John and Rosa (Voss) Buse. He was baptized at his home on August 4, 1935 and confirmed on June 26, 1949 at Peace Lutheran Church in Ulmer. He received his education from Sac County Country School...
BETWEEN THE LINES - Halloween vs. real mask of evil (10/26/01)
What chance does a haunted house display have against maniacs sending death in the mail? Has it really been just a handful of weeks since our world was changed? Seems so much longer than that. Just a few weeks that we have felt fearful to fly, since we have watched our local Guard people called away and seen some of Storm Lake's sons and daughters go into harm's way...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Safe, or sound? (10/26/01)
As our state lawmakers return to Des Moines for a special session in November, they will be faced with a projected budget shortfall that could top $150 million, and the governor's proposed "across-the-board" spending cut to deal with it. Both the governor and leaders of the parties agree that there is an opportunity to ease the cut in only a very select few areas...