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Stories from Thursday, November 1, 2001

Governor candidate touts responsibility, leadership (11/01/01)
The College Republicans donated 12 pumpkins to the children at Faith, Hope & Charity. Vander Plaats carved the first one in what will be an annual event. Vander Plaats also discussed why he is running for governor. "I believe this state today is in need of leadership in a big, big way," he said...
Growing population fuels housing needs (11/01/01)
Buena Vista County applied for a grant through the Iowa Department of Economic Development to complete a county-wide housing assessment. The cities of Albert City, Alta, Linn Grove, Lakeside, Newell, Storm Lake and Truesdale also participated. The study shows an increasing population for Buena Vista County in the next 20 years, but also shows the need for more housing with that...
BVU director: time to talk openly about race in Buena Vista County (11/01/01)
Leon Williams, director of intercultural programs at Buena Vista University, hopes to create such a dialogue throughout BV's campus, Storm Lake and the county. He organized the first of what he hopes to be continuing public dialogues on race relations last week. It was in response to an article published last month in Buena Vista County...
Sioux Central prepares to race electric cars (11/01/01)
Charter team members include Andy Demers, Jake Carlson, Jared Wittmack, Jessob Steffen, Justin Meseck, Liz Reed, Matt Madsen, Matt McKibben, Noah Adams, Phillip Simons, Robyn Daly, Will Jones and Zeb Donnell. Right now the team is raising funds, gathering design...
BV student selected to represent Iowa Conference (11/01/01)
Espinosa is one of 26 individuals selected to represent their conferences for the NCAA in Division III. "I'm honored to have been selected and I'm looking forward to serving our conference and the NCAA well for the next three years," Espinosa said...
Renowned author Richard Stack to make appearance at Sioux Central school Nov. 5 (11/01/01)
He has visited and presented at over 2,000 schools nationwide. His dog, Recess, is part of the program, but this is no animal act. Stack's talk, while light and entertaining, encourages self-esteem and the pursuit of dreams without preaching. The kids get to interact at the assembly and even let off a little steam...
SM math classes learn hands-on about Middle East and Central Asia (11/01/01)
For 20 seventh-grade students at Storm Lake St. Mary's, knowledge about the geography of the Middle East and Central Asia is coming not from major networks but from a hands-on interdisciplinary activity in their math classrooms. Students in Karen Murray's and Marilyn Hopkey's math classes at the school teamed up last Thursday to put together a large map of the nations which comprise the regions currently under the world's spotlight...
War hits home for Cherokee banker (11/01/01)
For Harms, a banker at Central Savings and Trust in Cherokee, the war hit home last Saturday as news arrived that his nephew, 20-year-old Specialist Jonn Edmunds, had perished in a helicopter crash in Pakistan. "I didn't even know he was there until my sister called Saturday morning," said Harms. "He was based in Pakistan and would have been there two weeks this Tuesday."...
Better late than never: SL veteran honored by France (11/01/01)
In 1944 he entered the Army at the age of 18. He was one of thousands of troops to participate in D-Day and the liberation of France. For that, Jorgensen and several hundred other Iowans were honored by the French government last week at a ceremony held at the Statehouse in Des Moines. French Consul General Dominique Decherf presented "special diplomas" to the Iowa veterans for their role in the liberation of France during World War II...
City candidate challengers speak out on issues (11/01/01)
Approximately 30 people met with the candidates, who spoke on a variety of issues. The tea was hosted by Dr. Nadine Brewer and friends. Ellis said he regrets not attending a candidates forum last week sponsored by Storm Lake Business and Professional Women and the Chamber of Commerce. However, he will be on Buena Vista University local access channel this week along with Jon Kruse for the weekly show "Focus." It will air at 6 p.m...
Bully Awareness Week to be held at SLMS (11/01/01)
The Middle School Parent Involvement Connection, Community Education, and Drug-Free Schools and Communities are offering a special workshop for parents entitled "Bully Prevention and Identification." The workshop will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Storm Lake Middle School...
Cherokee realtor to head SCORE Vista chapter (11/01/01)
She succeeds James Bride, a Pocahontas county banker who held the office for two years. Wayne Andrews of Storm Lake returns to an office as vice chairman and Darel Burns was re-elected secretary-treasurer. In the past, Andrews, a retired auto body shop owner, has served as chairman and vice chairman...
BVU policy protest (11/01/01)
A vocal group of students at Buena Vista University are pushing for the school to re-examine its recently implemented sexual misconduct policy. About one hundred students gathered on the office steps of BVU President Fred Moore Tuesday morning to urge the university to re-examine the policy...
City to submit application for $350K grant to state (11/01/01)
The City of Alta plans to submit a Housing Fund Grant application for $350,000 to the Iowa Department of Economic Development by Jan. 14, 2002, which would help rehabilitate 10 residences within the city limits. A public hearing regarding the project will be held Monday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Alta City Hall, and members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting...
Sanchez wins inaugural Buena Vista County Tobacco Prevention poster contest (11/01/01)
Sanchez was honored with a certificate by Buena Vista Public Nursing representative Bonnie Conley, and the young artist will also see his poster be made into book covers which will be given to every eighth grade student in Buena Vista County. The contest, sponsored by the Buena Vista Tobacco Prevention Committee and the Iowa Department of Public Health, was open to eighth-graders from all school districts in the county...
Music smorgasboard event planned (11/01/01)
The smorgasbord will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Alta Elementary School, and all proceeds will go to benefit the programs the Music Boosters provide. Tickets for the fundraiser will be $6 for adults (over 11 years old) and $3 for children (ages 5-10) and can be purchased at Darell's Foodtown or at the door...
Bauer celebrates silver anniversary of creation station (11/01/01)
Every week now for 25 years, the 76-year-old Alta resident has stepped into his "creation station" on the north side of Alta and has been able to churn out wonderful wooden creations flowing from his expansive and innovative imagination. An ordinary log becomes a birdhouse carved into the shape of a farmer with a corncob hanging out of his mouth...
Testing the waters of SL (11/01/01)
Water quality in watershed of Storm Lake shows im-provements over last year - but that's to be expected after record low water levels in Storm Lake in 2000. "Generally water quality was improved over last year, but that's mostly due to the level of the lake," said Dr. Jon Hutchins, professor of chemistry at Buena Vista University. He was the faculty advisor to the Water Quality Protection Project. Student Carly Tyler was the student in charge of water testing this year...
Aurelia takes aim at a state championship (11/01/01)
ADAIR - Two years ago, Aurelia decided to switch to eight-man football so that it would be more competitive. Myron Radke probably never imagined it would lead to this. His team, in only its second season of eight-man football, will be playing for the state championship...
W.D.M. Dowling completes run at No. 1 (11/01/01)
Dowling completed a wire-to-wire run at No. 1 in Class 4A in The Associated Press polls on Monday. It's the seventh time Dowling has been on top in the final rankings, tying the Maroons with Waterloo East for the most No. 1 finishes. The defending state champion, Dowling takes a 22-game winning streak into a first-round playoff game against West Des Moines Valley on Wednesday night...
Winkler leads LM-ACT runners at state meet (11/01/01)
LM-ACT scored 471 points in the meet, which was won by Bennett-Durant with a total of 111 points. Winkler posted a time of 17 minutes, 17 seconds for the Raiders. Caleb Ehlers placed 69th with a time of 17:45. Kyle Hart finished 112th in a time of 18:30, while John Hopkins was 125th with a time of 18:50...
McCarney's work pays off in drawing fan support (11/01/01)
"It used to be easy to get to the stadium here. Now it's hard," McCarney said. "We have to orchestrate through the Highway Patrol, DPS, the Ames police, all of them working together to get us to the stadium so we're not half an hour late. "We sure didn't have that early when I got here."...
Beating Oklahoma not enough for Huskers (11/01/01)
The best the Cornhuskers could do after their 20-10 victory last Saturday was replace the Sooners at No. 2 in the Top 25. The Sooners dropped to No. 3. Miami remained No. 1 for the third straight week after last week's 45-3 win over West Virginia. The Hurricanes received 55 first-place votes and 1,783 points from the 72 sports writers and broadcasters on the AP panel. The Huskers had the remaining 17 first-place votes and 1,745 points in moving up from No. 3...
SL Hy-Vee employees receive honors (11/01/01)
The three Service Award recipients from Storm Lake were honored at a banquet held October 23 in Sioux Falls. Those reaching service milestones for five years of service were Donna Pittman, Sharon Iehl and Michelle Huff. Hy-Vee Service Awards program, now in its 37th year, recognizes employees for continuous service to the company. ...
Standing strong in a new location (11/01/01)
The company is owned by Marty Peck and his mother-in-law Marian Buckendahl. L&G Products is a wholesale distributor of lawn and garden products. L&G Products had been a division of Consumer Supply. It was up for sale last year, when Peck, who had managed the division for nine years, decided to purchase it with Buckendahl...
1st Federal teaches Storm Lake students about credit card use (11/01/01)
Tracee Dierenfield, vice president of loans, and Angie Launderville, customer service representative of First Federal, recently conducted a program at the Storm Lake Public High School. Dierenfield and Launderville reached a total of 30 students in Storm Lake High School's general business and marketing classes. ...
Martha Bunker (11/01/01)
Funeral Services were held yesterday at the First Presbyterian Church in Sac City with Rev. Greg Smith officiating. Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Sac City. Martha Bunker was born May 19, 1919, to John and Sarah (Schoneboom) Bruns in Breda, Iowa. She attended school in Lake View and completed the 9th grade...
Raymond Kruse (11/01/01)
Funeral services were yesterday at the Zion United Church of Christ in Calumet. Rev. Fred Moore officiated and interment was in the Liberty Township Cemetery in Calumet. Raymond Herman Kruse was born on May 2, 1911, in Cherokee County. He is the son of Herman and Amanda Wiese Kruse. He received his education in Calumet Public School...
John Mahoney (11/01/01)
Services will be Friday morning, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Boone with Father Clem Currans officiating. Interment with full military honors conducted by the Boone Veterans Council will be in Bluff Creek Cemetery northwest of Boone...
Betty Mahoney (11/01/01)
Services will be Friday morning, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Boone with Father Clem Currans officiating. Interment will be in Bluff Creek Cemetery northwest of Boone. Friends may call at the Stark-Welin Chapel in Boone tonight, Nov. 1, from 4-9 p.m. and Friday morning at the Stark-Welin Chapel from 8-10 a.m...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (11/01/01)
VANDALISM On Saturday, Oct. 20, Donald Altena, of 507 Russell Street, reported vandalism to his garage windows. Damage to the windows is estimated at $100. On Saturday, Oct. 27, John Carbaugh, of 1726 East Milwaukee Avenue, reported damage to the windshield of his vehicle while parked at his residence. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $200...
PILOT EDITORIAL - But which center does community want to build? (11/01/01)
The local diversity committee, when they were proposing a center, saw it foremost as a place for all the different ethnic entities in Storm Lake to come together and be served. They envisioned it on the lakefront, at the former Harbor House site, but they couldn't get the cash to buy it...
BETWEEN THE LINES - Eating crow? Why not literally? (11/01/01)
Residents of Storm Lake complain about the infestation of crows again this year. Seems that we could kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. Crow a la carte. Roast crow. Crowsickles. Crow dogs. Crow casserole. Crow pizza. Free of charge. We have enough to last us a couple of semesters, easy...
IOWA VIEW - Evolution of Human Services (11/01/01)
On October 25th, Governor Vilsack and I announced a plan to make sweeping changes in Iowa's Department of Human Services. This plan will make dramatic improvements to the department by focusing the department's attention on its primary purpose - protecting children and other vulnerable Iowans...