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Stories from Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Great American Smokeout celebrates 25th anniversary (11/13/01)
Mullaney's idea quickly spread over the next six years, and in 1977, the Great American Smokeout Day was born. Next Thursday, the American Cancer Society will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the birth of the nationwide anti-tobacco event, as people in all 50 states will be asked to refrain from smoking for a 24-hour period...
IT'S A DOG'S LIFE (11/13/01)
Isaac the dog seems quite satisfied with the attentions of Dainna Storey and Kelsey Lawler, while his running mates enjoyed plenty of walks courtesy of visiting families. Everyone left with a snack of - you guessed it - "puppy chow" treats in a "doggie bag." TLC has plenty of pets in need of adoptions to a good home...
History's mystery in Albert City (11/13/01)
Around 3 p.m. on the afternoon of November 16, 1901, three men sauntered into the Medlicott Restaurant in the depot of Albert City, ready to relax and enjoy a good meal in the quiet northwest Iowa community. The small town, which had just been founded two years before, had only one central telephone in the entire community, and, assuming no one in Albert City would know they had just robbed a bank in the neighboring city of Greenville the night before, the trio of robbers boldly decided to satisfy their hunger in the public restaurant.. ...
Bioethics course to make history (11/13/01)
"An Introduction to Biotechnology Ethics" will provide youth and adult educators with the background, resources and confidence they need to lead ethics discussions with their classes or extension audiences. The online course begins Jan. 14 and ends May 10...
SM to sponsor performances of 'Nutcracker' (11/13/01)
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit St. Mary's Fine Arts programs. Showings will be Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's School auditorium. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students and may be purchased in advance from Hoffman's Flower and Candle Shop, Rust's Western Shed and St. Mary's Parish Offices...
BVU's 'The Refugee Story' finds new American stories (11/13/01)
All of the symposium discussions will be held in Hansen Room 8 in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum on the BVU campus. "These are fascinating stories that will draw BVU students and members of the community together. To hear these people talk will give us a newfound appreciation of being here in America," says ACES director Carla Offenburger...
Veterans Day takes on a new feel and a new urgency across area (11/13/01)
The difference was apparent in patriotic ceremonies yesterday at St. Mary's School in Storm Lake and at the Albert City-Truesdale school. Both welcomed police officers and firefighters, and recognized them for what they do. "It's obvious, after September 11, how important they are," said St. Mary's Principal Rose Davis...
'Elves' remake a Castle (11/13/01)
Thanks to the generosity of many volunteers and monetary donations approaching $4000, the Castle has experienced a new breath of fresh air and revitalization for 2001. This year a great deal of effort has gone into the restoration of displays to ensure the Castle will continue as a holiday tradition in Storm Lake for many years. An essential ingredient to the Castle's future has been the support from the business community of Storm Lake...
American Profile magazine to debut November 24 in Pilot (11/13/01)
Each edition of American Profile will include a broad range of regular features, including regional selections of Hometown Heroes, Close-To-Home regional calendars of events, as well as stories on celebrities with hometown ties, health trends, entertainment, and important current issues. A special regional editorial feature of each issue is a profile of one of America's great hometowns...
Potential for SL 'superproject' (11/13/01)
There is promise in combining a proposed Storm Lake Aquatic Center project with a potential Community Recreation Center development, according to Mayor Jon Kruse. "The possibility of putting the two projects together is being really looked at," Kruse said. ...
Can new teacher pay programs stop Iowa's brain drain woes? (11/13/01)
Since August, Joanne Smith, superintendent of the George-Little Rock Community School District in northwest Iowa, has unsuccessfully mined for prospects. "I think this has to do somewhat with our location because we are in a rural area," Smith said...
No panic on tap for Marathon (11/13/01)
Officials in the City of Marathon feel that the problem isn't the pollution of its water as much as the tainting of its reputation. City water is safe, they insist, despite what a new report implies. The report from the Iowa Environmental Council places Marathon on the list of Iowa cities which in the past would have exceeded a proposed arsenic level in drinking water that hasn't taken effect yet...
Boys and Girls Home project gets start in Storm Lake (11/13/01)
The Boys and Girls Home has been operating the program since the end of September. A chamber ribbon cutting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m. to introduce the program to the community. Designed for students who require a more structured environment and schedule, the after-school program works with physically, mentally and sexually abused children as well as with children with behavior problems, according to Melanie Stone, counselor/social worker who supervises the Storm Lake program. ...
Incumbents retain seats in Alta elections (11/13/01)
In an election marked by low voter turnout, Ed Buckendahl, Bruce McGowan, Brian Walsh and Michael Norris all easily won their reelection campaigns Tuesday night in Alta, as all four of the men ran unopposed for their seats. Buckendahl won his reelection bid for mayor with 45 votes, while McGowan and Walsh claimed victory in their City Council races with 47 and 45 votes, respectively...
Council votes to approve project to repave West Highway next summer (11/13/01)
The Council passed two resolutions which both consented to the additions to M31 inside and outside of the city limits which will repave and widen the road, particularly along First Street to Fourth Street in Alta. The goal of the endeavor is to help make the road smoother to ride on, and, given the high volume of traffic the road receives every day, Alta City Clerk Tom Huseman said the work will make the road safer as well...
Alta students experience natural wildlife with field trip to Minnie Anderson Preserve Tuesday (11/13/01)
The preserve, located two miles north of Alta on M31, is owned by the Isaac Walton League and is maintained by the members of the Buena Vista University Science Club, and has been available for residents to enjoy for more than a decade. The field trip was sponsored by the Buena Vista Soil and Water Conservation Board, who is the Partner in Excellence for Aube's class, and is the second-such outdoor learning experience the organization has helped with over the past two years...
Alta Junior-Senior High honor rolls released for first quarter (11/13/01)
There were 75 pupils who were on the A Honor Roll, while 64 students were on the B Honor Roll. Straight A Honor Roll - First Quarter Seventh grade: Brianna Aube, Abby Corlew, Adam Holton, Amy Husman, Drew Lietz, Brooke Lytie, Heather Nehring, Skyler Otto; Eighth grade: Liza Lichtenberg, Mary Morgan, Kayla Schmitz; Ninth grade: Joel Corlew, Gloria Crespin, Delayne Delbridge, Brett Hahn, Thomas Hinkeldey, Derek Lietz, Jennifer Mahr, Nicholas Nesbitt, Jocelyn Otto, Neal Peterson; 10th grade: Angela Brugman, Halley Cranston, Stephanie Grieme, Nate Hinkeldey, Eric Holton, Heidi Meyer, Elizabeth Pedersen, Kole Petersen, Jason Siththideth, Brooke Sliefert; 11th grade: Megan Bishop, Cassandra Flink, Jared Neff, Jessica Otto; 12th grade: James Braunschweig, Kristy McGowan, Keisha Swanson. ...
BVU to sponsor 'Refugee Story' in Storm Lake (11/13/01)
All of the symposium discussions will be held in Hansen Room 8 in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum on the BVU campus. "These are fascinating stories that will draw BVU students and members of the community together. To hear these people talk will give us a newfound appreciation of being here in America," says ACES director Carla Offenburger...
Life is learning, finds city's new CE leader (11/13/01)
"It's sad, isn't it - that people sometimes give up on learning. Learning is just experiencing. It's all about finding something new every single day to put into that folder that is our lives." For Pat Cowan, the chance to take a breath and philosophize is rare this week, and her own learning folder is suddenly stuffed to overflowing...
ISU assistant coach conquers blood disorder again (11/13/01)
The life-threatening blood disorder that forced him to have a bone marrow transplant in 1999 had returned. He had undergone four months of chemotherapy and radiation and was bracing for the worst when his doctor called Oct. 30 with the results of his latest test...
Storm Lake hoops jamboree pairings released (11/13/01)
The girls jamboree will be held this Saturday. Cherokee will play Battle Creek-Ida Grove at 5:30 p.m. Galva-Holstein meets Pocahontas at 6:15, Wall Lake View-Auburn and River Valley meet at 7, Laurens-Marathon and Odebolt-Arthur at 7:45 and Storm Lake and South O'Brien at 8:30 p.m...
Wartburg shuts down BV offense (11/13/01)
WAVERLY - Jacob Olsen threw three touchdown passes to Dan Achenbach, and Wartburg's defense held Buena Vista to just 155 yards of total offense to come away with a 35-0 victory in an Iowa Conference season finale on Saturday in Waverly. Wartburg scored a touchdown in the first, second and third quarters before tacking on two more in the fourth period...
Wahlert wins state volleyball title with memorable match (11/13/01)
Wahlert bounced back after losing the first game to beat Sioux City Heelan in a grueling five-game match Saturday night to claim its 13th state title. "While three straight in 45 minutes would be a lot easier on my heart, the ones that go a lot longer are the more memorable ones," said coach Tom Keating, who has been responsible for nine of Wahlert's championships...
ISU's McCarney faces another good friend at Kansas (11/13/01)
Allen, who has known McCarney since they were teen-agers in Iowa City, was fired as the Kansas coach on Nov. 4. He has been replaced on an interim basis by Tom Hayes, an Atlantic native who coached with McCarney at Iowa. "I've known Tom Hayes for many years, from back since the 1970s," McCarney said Monday. "He's an excellent coach. I'll sure we'll get Kansas' best shot when we go down there."...
BVU NOTEBOOK - Coe spoils Buena Vista swimmers opener (11/13/01)
Coe won the men's meet 78-64 and took the women's meet 118-61. Becker won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 23.84 seconds and the 100 freestyle in 57.14 seconds. Anders claimed the 50 freestyle in 24.86 seconds and the 100 breast stroke in 1:10.06...
Study finds sports to be top cause of bone, muscle injuries in kids (11/13/01)
A study scheduled for the November/December 2001 Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAACOS) reported that U.S. hospital emergency rooms, doctor's offices and clinics treated an estimated 2.2 million children's bone fractures, dislocations and muscle injuries related to these eight recreational activities in 2000...
Miracle on Lake Avenue festivities planned for Dec. 3 (11/13/01)
The annual event will start with a parade of lighted holiday floats down Lake Avenue at 6 p.m. The best non-commercial float will be awarded $100 in Storm Lake Bucks and the best commercial float will receive a promotional package from the following local newspapers and radio stations: Pilot Tribune, The Times, BV Ad Guide, KAYL and KKIA. Sign up at the Chamber of Commerce office...
'Good Night Opus' to be presented at Iowa State (11/13/01)
Tickets are on sale now, $16 for all seats, age 18 and under $8.50; $2 discount for groups of ten or more. Immerse yourself in the visual delights of life-sized puppets, and let the power of a simple storyteller draw you in, away from daily cares. Now in its 28th season, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia invites you to share in the excitement of the first-ever stage adaptation of Berkeley Breathed's Goodnight Opus, a humorous story that gives youngsters permission to depart from a book's text and give their imagination free rein.. ...
Estate planning seminar to be held at Alta church (11/13/01)
Subjects covered during this evening will be: Wills - (What happens if I die without one?) - Probate (What is it?) - Revocable Living Trusts (as an alternative) - Powers of Attorney (for financial and health concerns) - Protecting yourself (from potential legal and financial problems of incapacity) - Planning a Christian Will or Living Trust - Leave a legacy - Tax Planning Importance - and more. ...
Global marketplace holds opportunity in Storm Lake, chamber leader finds (11/13/01)
More than 120 professionals developers, including Chris Nolte of Storm Lake, also discussed immigration issues, the development of foreign trade zones and ways that international trade can support existing businesses. Nolte said "PDI provides an opportunity to network with peers as well as participate in timely workshops designed to better prepare us to meet the demands we will face in the new economy."...
Jack Graen fashions a retirement of new freedom (11/13/01)
The retailer is retiring after owning his own store for 31 years in downtown Storm Lake. Graen and his wife, Karole, who retired from nursing earlier this year, plan to spend their new found freedom to visit grandchildren and travel, but first they plan to spend time in Iowa City this winter "to catch as many basketball games as we can," Graen said...
Andrew Christensen (11/13/01)
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 10, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Reverend Robert Grupp will officiate. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Cemetery at Storm Lake. There will be a family prayer service at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home on Saturday. Visitation will be on Friday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m...
Jack Bayliss (11/13/01)
He was born in Heavener, Oklahoma, on July 15, 1924. He grew up in the Tulsa area where he attended school. He entered the United States Navy at the age of 18 and served four years. Upon discharge, Jack settled in California in the Los Angeles area where he met and married his wife, Irene. Soon after they moved to Storm Lake, and resided there for 30 years...
Lois Luitjens (11/13/01)
Burial was in the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens Cemetery in Denison. The Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt was in charge of arrangements. Lois Loyal Luitjens was born November 1, 1906 in Denison, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Frances (Petty) Hutchinson. She attended country school in Milford Township, Crawford County. Prior to her marriage she helped her mother care for LaRoyce Yale and Phyllis Pieper following their mother's death...
Verlyn Peterson (11/13/01)
Burial will be in the Scandinavian Cemetery, Alta, with Military rites by VFW Post # 6172 of Alta. Barker Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. Verlyn passed away at Kaiser Hospital, Fresno, California on October 30. Verlyn was born in Alta on December 10, 1930, to Joe B. Peterson and Leonora Peterson (Walhstrom)...
Ivar Carlson (11/13/01)
Interment will be in the Holstein Cemetery, Holstein. 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. Ivar died Tuesday, November 6, at the Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia where he has been a resident since October 22...
Joy Mattson (11/13/01)
Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Alta. Visitation will be Thursday, November 8, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Barker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Joy Phyllis Mattson, daughter of Lawrence and Clara (Manker) Baker was born in Canova, South Dakota on February 26, 1929. She attended college at Morningside in Sioux City and taught country school for two years in Woodbury County...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (11/13/01)
ACCIDENTS On November 6, at 2:55 p.m., an accident occurred in the Storm Lake High School back parking lot. A 1998 Ford bus, owned by Regional Transit Authority, Spencer, was parked facing south in the lot. A 1989 Chevy, driven by Terry Gransow, 43, 912 East 8th Street, while backing south, struck the Regional Transit Authority Bus. Damage was estimated at $500 to the bus and $100 to the Gransow vehicle...
SL men arrested after fighting (11/13/01)
The Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched to fight involving two people on November 11 at approximately 12:30 a.m. at the Madrigal Night Club (formerly the Mexicano Bar) in the 200 block of East Railroad Street. Officers investigated the incident and arrested two subjects...
SR man arrested on sex abuse charges (11/13/01)
Jeffrey Marvin Somers, 39, was arrested by a Clay County deputy sheriff on active warrants Wednesday at his residence in Sioux Rapids. He was being held in Clay County Jail on $25,500 bond. The arrest reportedly comes as a result of an investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, with involvement from the Clay County Sheriff's Department and Clay County Attorney's office...
Pittman claims mistreatment, wants moved from BV Jail (11/13/01)
Third Judicial Court Judge Patrick Carr said it is out of the court's jurisdiction to move Pittman, adding the decision is up to the Iowa Department of Corrections. Pittman, 33, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Keo Gail Pittman, after she was found dead in their Storm Lake home in September...
BTWEEN THE LINES - That male stuff (11/13/01)
She defines this as, "Shopping at Bomgaars, talking about car crap and whatever else it is men do when they get together." This otherwise liberal-minded, highly educated and insightful female newspaper editor has thus reduced the whole male population to the level of "Tim the Tool Man Taylor."...
Caring for Iowa's special needs people (11/13/01)
We have long agreed that the principles underlying our system are choice, empowerment and community. It is now time to translate these principles into action. Our current system has grown over a period of more than 30 years, and has become fragmented and inefficient...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Rape and responsibility (11/13/01)
There, a 19-year-old journalism student has admitted making up a story about being raped. She had told police that she was kidnapped at gunpoint by four black men, taken to a wooded area and raped. Now, she says she made the whole thing up. Such cases are not unfamiliar to Storm Lake. We recall one not so long ago in which a reported attempted sexual assault was blamed on a Hispanic assailant who, it turned out, did not exist...
AREA EVENT IN BRIEF (11/13/01)
Pajama Story time planned Every year during National Children's Book Week, Iowa Central College Children's Literature class entertains the community with storytelling at the Storm Lake Public Library. The students will once again delight children of all ages at Pajama Story Time on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m...