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Stories from Tuesday, November 6, 2001

SL Council - 'Stop, in the name of love...' (11/06/01)
Stop signs will be posted at nine railroad crossings in Storm Lake as soon as next week after members of the Storm Lake City Council urged quick adoption of an ordinance last night. It is the first step in a process that may see three crossings closed...
BV County leads ICCC to record enrollment (11/06/01)
Official fall term enrollment figures reflect another healthy increase for Iowa Central Community College. Iowa Central's total enrollment is 4,567 students, up 6.3 percent from the fall 2000 term. In total credit hours for the fall term, Iowa Central reported an increase of 8.6 percent, up to 44,282. Both the student headcount and credit hours are all-time highs...
Memorial service for BVU student Andy Gasaway to be held in Schaller Chapel (11/06/01)
Gasaway passed away at the age of 22 on Oct. 9 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Gasaway was born in Mason City, the son of Joan A. (Hess) and Michael J. Gasaway. At birth, he was diagnosed with heart and other physical disabilities, and he battled through numerous surgeries during his lifetime...
Corn crib blazes out of contol at rural SL home (11/06/01)
The Storm Lake Fire Department responded to a report of a corn crib on fire at a residence located at 5643 100th Avenue at 2:30 p.m. Firefighters found that the corn crib had burnt to the ground by the time they arrived. The area was fully engulfed in flames as well as several outbuildings and vehicles that were on fire. There were also several spot fires in the grove that surrounded the buildings...
Newell-Fonda all-school play 'Yard Sale' planned (11/06/01)
The director is Diane Vanderhoff and newcomer Bill Henrich who is taking over for Steve Mackey who will work on set design this year. Student assistant director is Carissa Peiffer. Yard Sale is a 2-act play set in Babbington Mansion, which is an old house that serves as lodging for college students from the nearby university. ...
BV Genealogical Society holds monthly meeting (11/06/01)
Roll call question was: Do you know the exact date this society was organized? No one guessed the correct answer. The Society was organized on October 5, 1986. Officer's reports were read and discussed. The Library Committee is "reading" the shelves and setting them in order. ...
EDUCATION BRIEFS (11/06/01)
SM students complete 'BABES' Each third grader in Mrs. Heidi Larsen's St. Mary's third grade class has received a graduation certificate from their BABES puppet friends for completing a 6-week program of learning life skills to use now and for the rest of their lives...
AC-T, Alta students take part in Team Teacher event (11/06/01)
The training prepared students for their role as cross-age teachers in the character education program, BOOMERANG! which will begin next semester. The following high school students will serve as Team Teachers: Albert City-Truesdale: Sarah Demers, Karmen Loving, Abra Regennitter, Stephanie Fales, Jake Heuton, Kyle Swenson, Jennifer Hyde, and Cassi Johnson...
Dollars for Scholars nears $160,000 mark (11/06/01)
Funds raised will be given back to the graduates of Storm Lake High School and St. Mary's High School in the form of scholarships this spring. Over the past sixteen years, Dollars for Scholars has awarded $158,400 to local graduates, providing 434 scholarships. This year's fund drive goal is $11,500...
Newell election turns hot (11/06/01)
There are three city council positions open and the mayor's seat. Currently there are three names on the ballot for city council and one for mayor, but in the last week two people have staged write-in campaigns. The only incumbent in Tuesday's election is Mayor Rod Johnson, seeking another term. However, current council member Mark Puhrman is conducting a last-minute write-in campaign for mayor...
Storm Lake studies option for a 3-lane N. Lake Avenue (11/06/01)
Bob Payer of Kuehl and Payer presented the concepts behind a three-lane road, similar to Milwaukee/Flindt east of Lake Avenue which has two lanes for east-west traffic and a center turning lane. To proceed with planning and engineering, Payer said he would need direction from the council within 30 days on whether to design North Lake as a three- or four-lane road...
An SL voice in Washington (11/06/01)
Community leaders from throughout Iowa's Fifth Congressional District attended the Northern Iowa Community Conference in the Nation's Capital, hosted by Congressman Tom Latham. "This conference is what Iowa is truly about - community," said Latham in the opening remarks of the conference, "an opportunity for us to gather as neighbors and community leaders and discuss the unique challenges that we face with the hopes of making our communities better places to live and work."...
State will kill CASA (11/06/01)
Members of the Iowa Supreme Court have banged down the gavel on the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program and its volunteers. The 15-year-old child advocacy program is about to become a victim of the state's current budget crisis - not cut, but killed...
Investigation climaxes with first Storm Lake 'Ecstacy' drug case (11/06/01)
On Wednesday, Storm Lake police arrested a 21-year-old Buena Vista University student while other officers collared a 21-year-old Ames man in the first case involving the amphetamine "Ecstacy" in the area. They hope that in the process, they have broken a link to bring the drug into the community and onto the BVU campus...
Varina samaritans offer quilts to victims, but they will need a miracle now (11/06/01)
Residents of Varina want to send patchwork quilts to the families that lost a relative in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The problem is they have to make more than 4,000 quilts and they'd like to have them delivered by Christmas. The idea was grand. In the middle of rural Iowa, far from world events, Betty Nielsen and her friends wanted to do something memorable for the grieving families...
Soldiers for world peace (11/06/01)
Three years ago, Michelle Millard was sitting behind a large desk in downtown Kansas City as an editor at a successful publishing company, wondering if she would ever have the courage to pursue her goal to help the less fortunate of the world. At the same time, Renee Couture was sitting behind a smaller desk in a Buena Vista University classroom, dreaming of using her future diploma as a key to unlocking the door of public service in other nations...
WALKING THEIR HEARTS OUT (11/06/01)
The inaugural public event held in Buena Vista University's new Lamberti Recreation Center, the goal of the AHA-sponsored walk was to help raise money for new research on fighting heart disease and stroke in northwest Iowa...
Knights raise nearly $6,000 for mentally disabled programs (11/06/01)
The K.C.'s raised a net profit of $5,818.16 from their activities, which included TootsieRoll donations, a mailing campaign to local businesses, personal contacts with local businesses, car show registrations, cars show walk-in donations, and food booth stand concessions...
Bral to speak at BV Historical Society Nov. 11 (11/06/01)
Jaymie is currently and has been a sixth grade teacher at Storm Lake Middle School for seven years. He is the Eighth Grade Girl's Track Coach and Assistant Eighth Grade Boy's Football Coach. He is a 12 year Army Reservist, and for the last five years is in the Air Force Reserves, currently with 185th Fighter Wing of Sioux City. His rank is Staff Sergeant. He has been deployed to Hawaii, Caracas, and Italy. Jaymie is a ground aircraft refueler...
Health and Wellness for Women seminar to take place at BVU (11/06/01)
All sessions will be held in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum on BVU's campus. Prior to the keynote speech from Terri Hoyland at 10:30 a.m., there will be two sessions, each beginning at 9 a.m. "Hormone Replacement: Should I or Shouldn't I?" will be held in Forum Room 2, and "Finding the Balance in a Busy Life" will be in Forum Room 4...
Storm Lake women invited to health seminar next Saturday (11/06/01)
The inaugural Day of Health and Wellness for Women will take place on Sat., Nov. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Siebens Forum on the BVU campus, and all members of the public are invited to attend. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. for the seminar, which will cost $10. The fee includes admission to all sessions, continental breakfast and lunch...
We wish you a furry Christmas (11/06/01)
Kids, animals, and the holidays seem to go hand-in-paw. If you like your festivities with fur, plan to take part in this year's Festival of Trees, Saturday Nov. 17 at the Storm Lake Knights of Columbus Hall. At this annual extravaganza of decorated trees, crafts, kids art projects, food and music, even Santa himself can't match the crowds that gather around the "Christmas Barn," a country- flavor indoor petting farm populated with baby animals...
SOMEWHERE, OVER THE RAINBOW (11/06/01)
Over 50 students in the cast and another 20 crew members have been practicing since September. Shows in the old Sioux Central gym in Sioux Rapids are tonight at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. / Brent Hardin...
Flat second half denies Aurelia title (11/06/01)
ADAIR - The halftime break was not a good thing for Aurelia. Myron Radke wishes they never had one. Aurelia, ranked third in the state in eight-man football, took a 22-14 lead over top-ranked Adair-Casey at the half. The Bulldogs looked like the best team in the state and the Bombers looked anything but...
BV slips past Dubuque in home finale (11/06/01)
Martinez kicked a field goal in each of the first two quarters as Buena Vista and Dubuque played to a 6-6 tie at the half. Martinez booted a 26-yarder and a 40-yarder. Dubuque went ahead 6-3 in the first quarter on a 33-yard TD pass from Matthew Rear to Lenny Delanci...
G-H has seven players on all-district team (11/06/01)
Running back Scott Breyfogle, quarterback Matt Egger, tight end Mike Modrell, offensive linemen Matt Otto and Bryan Anfinson, linebacker Scott Radke and defensive lineman Elijah Kastner were all selected to the first team. All are seniors except for Kastner and Egger...
Life in low-definition, and the changing laws of physics (11/06/01)
So, while I'm waiting, I'm watching normal television. Last night on one channel I saw Peter Jennings; on another was Dan Rather; and on a third was Barbara Walters. Suddenly, I got the feeling that these three are stalling the whole hi-def revolution. ...
AREA ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS (11/06/01)
Inspirational program slated Betty Heyer, Buffalo Center, will be giving an inspirational program to help single or widowed women face any situation with hope. Special Feature will by Judy Weber, Peterson. Judy will give an informative program entitled "Fun with Antiques." The program will be held at St. ...
Library brings Harry Potter film to SL (11/06/01)
This special showing of the film will be on Saturday, November 17, 9:30 a.m. at the Vista 3 Theater in Storm Lake. Tickets are $4 each and can be purchased only at the Storm Lake Public Library. Wear your favorite Harry Potter costume for a chance to win great prizes! Concessions snacks will be available for purchase at the theater. Any questions on the event can be referred to the library staff at 732-8026...
Fratzke Funeral Home, Farber & Otteman form business merger (11/06/01)
Fratzke Funeral Home is one of the oldest family owned businesses in Storm Lake. The new funeral home company will operate from the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home building located at 300 Cayuga Street in Storm Lake and will be known as the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Homes of Storm Lake, Newell and Schaller. The name change will not effect the Farber & Otteman Funeral Homes headquartered in Sac City with branches in Odebolt, Wall Lake and Lake View...
Con artist strikes area businesses (11/06/01)
The suspect entered several local businesses with money in his shirt and pants pockets. He then proceeded to purchase low-dollar items, which he paid for with either a $50 bill or a $100 bill. He talked constantly to cashiers while the transactions were taking place in order to prevent them from focusing on making the correct change. He then brought out more money to make change for other denominations...
Jerome Loving (11/06/01)
Jerome Arvid Wilbur Loving, son of Elmer Carl Emil and Esther Valera (Peterson) Loving was born on February 18, 1922 at home on the farm near Albert City. He received his schooling at Albert City Community School, graduating in 1939. Jerome served his country in the Army Air Force from October 29, 1942 until September 4, 1945 at the rank of Technical Sergeant and receiving an Honorable Discharge. He then began farming...
Erna Schoneboom (11/06/01)
Clergy was Pastor H.W. Kramer. She was buried at the Wall Lake Cemetary in Wall Lake. Erna A. Schoneboom, 100, of Lake View, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at the Park View Manor in Sac City. Erna Anna Schoneboom was born on July 8, 1901, the daughter of Peter and Emilie (Rohde) Gleim in Wall Lake...
Elmer Bright (11/06/01)
Elmer died Saturday, November 3, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. Casket bearers are Craig Middendorff, Jim Meister, Lee Romine, Rich Romine, Ben Hollesen and Rich Haldin. Honorary casket bearers are Kenny Bright, Clint Roberts Kirk Bright, Chris Benson, Jerry Woodall, Lonnie Meister, Eddy Hollesen, Dale Bappe, and Jack Maxwell...
POLICE & SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (11/06/01)
VANDALISM On Wednesday, October 31, Tom Lane of Alta, reported damage to the passenger front window of his vehicle while parked in the 1400 block of West 5th Street. Damage to the window is estimated at $5. On Friday, November 2, an employee of the Storm Lake Police Department reported damage to a window at the Storm Lake Police Department Inpound, 405 West 7th street. Damage to the window is estimated at $20...
911 call brings SL warrant bust (11/06/01)
Officers observed a verbal dispute that was occurring between two subjects. Police intervened and separated the subjects. While on location, police learned that one of the subjects, Lisa Albers, age 33, of Storm Lake, was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant charging her with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance (a serious misdemeanor) and one count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia...
AC man arrested (11/06/01)
Storm Lake Police Officers responded to the scene and upon completing an investigation arrested Juan Klassen, 27, of Albert City. Police charged Klassen with Tampering with records, (aggravated misdemeanor) and Forgery (Class D felony). Klassen was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail where he is being held for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service pending extradition to Canada...
SL teen arrested for assault (11/06/01)
Upon arrival Police learned that a juvenile female had physically assaulted her mother at the residence for the second time in less than a month. Further the juvenile had retrieved a knife and was chopping up some property in the house. The knife was not used in the assault...
Hit-and-run leads to more arrests for SL man (11/06/01)
A witness provided police with a description of the vehicle. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the vehicle. On Thursday, Nov. 1, at approximately 8:25 a.m., police located the suspect vehicle in the 300 block of Irving Street. Police stopped the vehicle and upon contacting the driver learned the driver was under the influence of marijuana. Police further located some false documents in the vehicle...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Issues and the Storm Lake election (11/06/01)
It was for citizens who wanted to meet who is running for Mayor of Storm Lake and Sherise Gibson who is seeking a position with the city council. We got to meet approximately 30-40 people throughout the day and we were able to answer many questions and get many ideas from the citizens...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Does sport and sportsmanship mix? (11/06/01)
Sometimes they may spend so much emphasis on playing good sports that there's none left over for teaching how to BE good sports. It was a little embarrassing for BVU last weekend, as they played a profane song at halftime to a football stadium filled with children. A number of parents commented on it. The home game before that featured a big banner saying something like, "If you can't go to college, go to Coe."...
BETWEEN THE LINES - Of news and readers (11/06/01)
In national conferences, learned speakers and Godzilla-sized stacks of materials, I've boiled down the gist of it to be something like this: "Give your readers what they want and need, and have some fun doing it." Here's a little quiz: 1. How many minutes a day does the average person spend reading a newspaper?...