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Stories from Sunday, November 18, 2001

Bond supporters answer queries from public (11/18/01)
Members of the public were able to quiz advocates of the proposed Alta school bond issue in a large forum for the first time at a community-wide meeting Monday night, and supporters felt the event achieved its goal of fully informing citizens about the planned school addition...
Rip-roaring sendoff planned for area's own rodeo queen (11/18/01)
Kelly Heschke, the 21-year-old Miss Rodeo Iowa from Aurelia, will be competing in the Miss Rodeo America pageant at Las Vegas December 2-10. The event is part of the National Finals Rodeo celebration. Heschke, the daughter of Duane and Jo Heschke of Aurelia, is a student in the elementary education program at Iowa State University, and a rodeo veteran in her own right...
County braces for state impact (11/18/01)
Buena Vista County officials came home from Des Moines knowing that the hammer will fall. They just wonder when. During an Iowa Association of Counties training session Wednesday and Thursday, Governor Tom Vilsack came to huddle with the county officials, and he wasn't the jovial leader they have come to know...
Hunger Banquet touches stomachs, and hearts... (11/18/01)
The annual Hunger Banquet was held on Wednesday, sponsored by the student organization Community Bridge Builders to raise awareness of hunger in the world. "The banquet is about providing more of an awareness of the special needs that are out there and what can be done," said Ken Meissner, chaplain at Buena Vista University. "When we look at the abundance we have here, we want to educate folks of what they can be doing to help others."...
ALL-AMERICAN HOLIDAYS (11/18/01)
It is one of many attractions at the Festival of Trees today, 9-5 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Storm Lake, a one-stop holiday spirit builder. The event also serves as a fundraiser for the medical center auxiliary, which plans to contribute to a new helicopter landing pad at the hospital...
Area quilter responds to 'day of infamy' in art for an international statement (11/18/01)
Ann Kreutz is one of hundreds of quilt artists who responded to a heart-felt request for art quilts by Karey Bresenhan, the director of the Festival. She was compelled to organize this special tribute to honor those who died in the September 11 tragedy, recognize the nation's grief, and provide a message of healing and strength for the country...
Ridout to appear in Northwestern College production (11/18/01)
Ridout and fellow cast members will perform the play today through Nov. 17 in Northwestern's Playhouse. Set in 1925, "Hay Fever" is about the Bliss family and the guests they invite for a weekend to their country home outside London. Conflicting appearances and intentions, four guests and one guest bedroom make for a farcical weekend that keeps the Bliss's two maids hopping and alienates their guests...
New ERIC periodical system helps elementary students complete research projects (11/18/01)
However, thanks to a new periodical index system now in the school, pupils can locate articles in that and many other magazines and journals published around the world. The new ERIC periodical index, which is accessed through the Area Education Association, is a program which contains articles from over 440 periodicals around the globe on subjects ranging from animals to the history of Africa...
High school teacher /coach resigns due to health issues (11/18/01)
The resignation of Dettmer, a secondary history educator who was also the head softball coach, assistant girls' basketball coach and junior sponsor at Alta High School, is effective immediately. The school district is in the process of hiring a long-term substitute teacher to fill the secondary history position for the rest of the school year. It will also begin the search for a person to fill his role as head softball coach...
ALTA NEWS BRIEFS (11/18/01)
Public to "Meet the Cyclones" Tuesday night Community members will be able to get their first glimpse of the Alta High School winter sports teams on Tuesday night, as the squads will participate in the "Meet the Cyclones" event. The event attracted a large crowd last year, and booster club member Penny Payne said organizers are looking forward to similar enthusiasm from the community...
National experts reveal information on sport drugs, food supplements at BVU seminar (11/18/01)
Frank Uryasz, president of the National Center for Drug-Free Sport and Rachel Olander, head of the Dietary Supplement Resource Exchange Center at the National Center, talked about nutritional supplements, banned substances and the negative side effects these drugs pose to the health of athletes...
Community brainstorms on youth needs for future (11/18/01)
Seventeen people representing young and old from a variety of organizations met to brainstorm answers to one question: "Within the next three to five years, what are the most important actions we can take to create the future we want for youth in our community?"...
Early games key for St. Mary's girls (11/18/01)
Coach Ryan Berg said the month of November - even though it is early - will serve as a barometer for the Panthers' success. "Those first few games will essentially be the key indicator for the rest of the season," he said. "A good start to the season with early victories will be a good confidence-builder. Staying free of injuries is always key for us with our small numbers."...
SL to be quicker, deeper ball club (11/18/01)
Hopefully, the Storm Lake coach's players learned how each other plays and formed some kind of bond. That's how VanDerSloot will gauge the Tornadoes' improvement from a year ago. "We played a lot of team ball this summer," she said. "Hopefully, that will show on the court. I think we also will be a better shooting team this year."...
After 2 1/2 years, Horner finally signs with Iowa (11/18/01)
Wednesday, he finally was able to put it in writing. Horner signed his letter of intent on the first day of the November signing period. He had committed to Iowa in April of 1999 as a 15-year-old freshman. "It feels like it's been a decade since I committed," Horner said. "I'm glad this day is finally here."...
Buena Vista wrestlers headlock Briar Cliff (11/18/01)
Al Baxter, the teacher, beat Andy Krueger, the pupil, as Buena Vista began its wrestling season with a 48-3 romp over Briar Cliff on Thursday night. Krueger wrestled for Baxter at Buena Vista and is now the Chargers' first-year coach. Aaron Loewens began the match for Buena Vista with a win by technical fall 21-5 at 157 pounds. The Beavers' Matt Doebel won by forfeit at 165...
Iowa shakes off slow start, Boston Univ. (11/18/01)
"We came out big-headed, we came out here partying and they took it to us," the Iowa guard said. Boston University led for much of the first half behind Matt Turner's torrid shooting, but Iowa eventually got him under control and pulled away to a 90-61 victory Wednesday night in the second round of the Guardians Classic...
Festival of Trees (11/18/01)
Join Santa and his crew of artists, musicians, chefs, collectors and decorators for a holly jolly event today, November 17, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Storm Lake. A Holiday Market Place complete with a new All-American theme room will join with the other features of the festival - the tree and wreath raffle, cookie walk and bake sale, sweet shop and silent auction, food and treats, miniature train display, children's art area, animal barn - and of course, the visits with Santa and Mrs. ...
Youngsters celebrate Thanksgiving with retirees (11/18/01)
In addition to a meal and refreshments, the retirees were also entertained by kindergarten, third-grade and fourth-grade students, who sang songs, read poems and told Thanksgiving jokes. Former Storm Lake administrator Jack Kooker, who helped start the luncheon 31 years ago, said the event has become one of the most popular events for retirees of the Storm Lake educational system to participate in...
KC Hall to become winter wonderland during Festival of Trees silent auction (11/18/01)
The Festival of Trees will be a premiere holiday event for persons of all ages. The whole family will enjoy strolling through the forest of beautifully decorated trees and silent auction holiday gift giving items. All who attend the Festival of Trees will have the opportunity to place silent written bids of designated holiday gift giving items...
Social Security number helps Newell man win VCR (11/18/01)
Mike Waggoner's Social Security number netted him a brand new VCR machine instead. Waggoner, a resident of Newell, won a VCR by matching the last six digits of his Social Security number with the last six digits of the serial number of the electronic item in a contest sponsored by Melander's TV and Appliance of Alta...
Remodeling project complete for Farm Credit Services of America (11/18/01)
The four-month long project redid many sections of the building, as new windows, furniture items, carpet and heating and cooling systems were installed. FCSAmerica financial officer Roy Beukelman said the new look of the company would be beneficial to both employees and customers...
Tilling the Soil of Opportunity classes to begin November 19 (11/18/01)
This class, a part of the NxLevel Training Network, is focused on helping producers analyze their agricultural enterprises through a ten-session classroom setting. This setting, which will allow participants to examine the critical components of developing a foundation to support and strengthen local business and economic development efforts, has provided training in management and business and efforts since 1995, with currently over 30,000 alumni in 33 states...
Marian Warnock (11/18/01)
Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. with the family being present at the Sliefert Redig Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Marian died Monday, November 12, at the Pleasant View Home in Albert City where she has been a resident since November 9, 2000...
Adeline Nelson (11/18/01)
Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m., with the family being present from 3 to 5 p.m., at the Sliefert Redig Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Adeline Mary Kruckenberg was born April 25, 1927, the daughter of William A. Kruckenberg and Mathilda (Loll) Kruckenberg in Lytton. ...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (11/18/01)
ACCIDENTS On November 9, 2001 at 5:00 p.m., an accident occurred in the Wal-Mart parking lot at 1280 Lake Avenue. A 1998 Pontiac driven by Bradley Martin, 27, 2008 West 5th Street, Storm Lake, was eastbound in the parking lot. A 1984 Jeep driven by Wyman Ross, 68, Alta, backed up from a parking spot and struck the Martin vehicle. Damage was estimated at $800 to the Martin vehicle and $50 to the Ross vehicle...
GUEST EDITORIAL - Where was He? (11/18/01)
That question has been asked thousands of times by those who consider him to be the CEO of this universe. Some are asking, "What on earth was He doing that morning?" Many of the 15,000 youngsters who lost parents during that horrible hour are numbered among the "Askers."...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - The kindness of SL children raises NYC moraleThe kindness of SL children raises NYC morale (11/18/01)
Organizer Kaye Dornath received the following letter from the New York Fire Department in return. DEAR FRIENDS: Thank you for the drawings and letters from the children in your class. Please convey to them our gratitude for the concern and compassion they have shown to us in this difficult time...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Who are really the 'handicapped?' (11/18/01)
In a world where violence, hatred and suspicion is just a normal day's headlines, we hope you enjoy the chance to meet the members of Storm Lake's Special Olympic bowling team, at least as much as we enjoy bringing them to you. We call people like them the mentally-disabled, or whatever the politically correct term of the moment is. ...
IOWA VIEW - Get a grip on ourselves, and a flag-waving media (11/18/01)
That threat will be compounded in a month or two when the news media will wring their hands over the decline of a patriotism that may not have existed in the first place - certainly not in the way reported by the media today. It's routine procedure for journalists, but this time the stakes are a bit higher...
FAMILY VIEW - (11/18/01)
And what resources would you now allocate to lift the anxiety that those deaths, and the subsequent deaths from anthrax, have generated across the country? Most of us, I imagine, would spend whatever it would take. What is more valuable than the lives of fathers and mothers and best friends and sons and daughters? What is more precious than living free from daily fear?...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Thanks to Mr. Goodfellow (11/18/01)
It is nice to know that people do care and understand, that sometimes parents need a little assistance. I appreciate your helping hand in keeping my children warm and snug for this cold winter. God bless you! A mother, Lakeside Editor's note: The Pilot-Tribune's Mr. Goodfellow...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Are small schools really shortchanged? (11/18/01)
Many don't have the tax base to provide for growing teacher salaries, the full slate of course offerings now needed, and the emerging technology - not to mention the cost of keeping up the aging buildings as pupil numbers decline. They would like to see a state sales tax increase, geared to move some of the money from retail sales in bigger towns into the little ones that don't have the advantage of strong shopping districts. Some, it seem, may be willing to sue to get it...