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Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Stories from Monday, December 3, 2001

Fate of bond issue to be decided Tuesday (12/03/01)
With less than a week to go before Alta voters decide the fate of the new school bond issue project, Jim Black is cautiously optimistic about the proposal's chances for success. Black, a member of the Facilities Study Committee, has been working with fellow committee members for several months to promote the new bond issue for an elementary/middle school project, which would provide nine new classrooms, a media center/community library, a computer lab and gymnasium/community wellness center...
Local man shares life experiences with ADHD (12/03/01)
What I'd like to do is take this opportunity to try and explain what it has been like for me to live with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) for the last 37 years so that perhaps everyone can have a better understanding of what a person with ADHD has to go through every day in their life...
Grocers seek petition to force recycling law change (12/03/01)
Officials said the current recycling system is putting the food in supermarkets at risk of being contaminated with harmful bacteria. "Grocery stores are not garbage dumps," said Jerry Fleagle, president of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association. "At a time when Americans are more concerned than ever about cleanliness and food safety, it makes no sense to have them bring dirty, contaminated beverage containers to the same places they buy food for their families."...
'Every voice is being heard' on controversial BVU misconduct policy (12/03/01)
A task force was assembled of faculty, administration and students to examine the proposed changes. That group will compile a report of both majority and minority views on the changes. The task force met for the first time on Thursday. Since not all members were present at the task force's first meeting this week, task force chair Peg Chown said some of the discussion will be revisited at this week's meeting...
Enron financial woes won't still area turbines (12/03/01)
According to a company spokesperson, Enron Wind operates independently of its parent corporation and should not see any "significant" changes to the local windfarm sprawling across Buena Vista County. Enron Corporation was pushed to the brink of bankruptcy this week after the once-mighty energy trading company's credit collapsed and its main rival backed out of an $8.4 billion buyout plan...
'Ideal' - a dredge for Storm Lake (12/03/01)
The Lake Preservation Association requested financial and in-kind support from the county for an expanded dredging project during a public hearing this week. LPA members said Storm Lake can learn a lot from restoration efforts on Five Island Lake, a 1,000 acre natural lake by Emmetsburg in Palo Alto County...
Community use, components of facility highlight frequently asked questions (12/03/01)
Voting for residents residing within the Alta Community School District will take place at the Alta Community Center, which is located at 409 Hwy. 7. Polls will be open on Tuesday, Dec. 4 , from 12 p.m. until 8 p.m. If the bond issue passes, nine new classrooms, a media center/community library, a computer lab and a gymnasium/community wellness center would be added to the current elementary building...
New brochures to aid awareness about Alta attractions (12/03/01)
Members of the Alta Chamber of Commerce met last week to discuss the new promotional city brochures the organization has ordered, and decided to purchase 4,000 copies of the 8 x 10 pamphlets which will be placed in various businesses and buildings around town...
ALTA NEWS BRIEFS (12/03/01)
Alta High students honored by Who's Who A total of 26 students from Alta High School are included in the 35th Annual Edition of Who's Who Among American High School Students, 2000-2001. Who's Who, published by Educational Communications, Inc., is the largest recognition program and publication in the nation honoring high achieving high school students...
Proposed project would receive funding from various sectors (12/03/01)
The cost of the bond will be paid back over a 20-year period. The district's levy rate for 2001-2002 is $11.87 per $1,000 of taxable valuation. The bond issue would increase the levy rate by approximately $1.49 per $1,000 of taxable valuation. Based upon this information, the typical property owner would experience the following tax increases for a residential or farm property:...
Forgotten History of Lakeside (12/03/01)
For one Lakeside resident, however, that camp's name is his link to the experience known as World War I, as memories of the military training ground which rested on land later to become the town of Lakeside have not faded from his mind. Dick Thomas, 98, has lived in the Storm Lake area since 1912, and vividly remembers the United States Army camp and chemical plant which disappeared from the Lakeside landscape almost immediately after the conclusion of the war in November of 1918...
Lighthouse Inn offering rooms for free (12/03/01)
"We thought it would be a good community service to offer. The holidays are all about giving, and this is one way we can give back to the community," Thayne said. "We would like to make this an annual event. We would be thrilled if we were able to fill 15 rooms."...
Students offer a Madrigal Dinner with old-world entertainment in celebration of the holidays (12/03/01)
Under the direction of Paula Keeler, director of choral activities and assistant professor music at BVU, the elite group of 36 student singers at BVU will enchant and delight visitors in old-world style. The dinner will consist of a seven-course meal served amid the seasonal entertainment of music and comedy. BVU Vista Singers will present music throughout the meal, with string, brass and woodwind accompaniment...
Storm Lake girls get clipped by Cherokee (12/03/01)
Storm Lake had a last-second shot miss at the buzzer. Storm Lake held a 9-7 lead after the first quarter, but the Braves grabbed an 18-17 lead at the half. It was a 23-23 game after three periods of play. Storm Lake made a 3-pointer at the start of the third quarter to take a 26-23 lead, but the Braves scored five straight points to go ahead 28-27...
GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - AC-T slips past St. Mary's, 53-49 (12/03/01)
St. Mary's held a 16-14 lead after the first quarter, but the Hurricanes grabbed a 28-27 halftime lead. It was 40-37 AC-T entering the fourth period. AC-T trailed 44-43 with 2 minutes remaining when it went on a 5-2 spurt to take a 48-46 lead a minute later...
BV swimmers win 6 events (12/03/01)
Becker posted a time of 25.47 seconds in the 50 freestyle and a 57.52 clocking in the 100 freestyle. Amelia Anders won the 100 butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 13.68 seconds, while Kelsey Stribe took the 100 backstroke in a time of 1:07.95. Two Buena Vista relay teams also placed first. The 200 medley tandem of Stribe, Amy Brown, Anders and Becker posted a time of 2:02.75. The 200 freestyle unit of Anders, Mandy Peter, Stribe and Becker were clocked in 1:52.81...
BOY'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - St. Mary's holds on to beat AC-T (12/03/01)
St. Mary's held a 21-15 lead after the first period. It was 29-29 at halftime and 39-39 entering the fourth quarter. Joe Fitzgerald made two free throws with just under 1 minute left to make it a 52-47 game before Kyle Drey converted a pair of charity tosses for a 54-47 lead with 28 seconds left to play. Drey would add two more free throws for a 56-48 margin with 14 seconds to go...
BV's Martinez selected for Aztec Bowl (12/03/01)
Martinez finished his career as the all-time career field goal leader at Buena Vista with 48. He connected on 48-75 attempts for his career, with his longest being from 52 yards as a sophomore. Martinez missed just nine extra points in 115 attempts for the Beavers. He also holds the season field goal mark in the Iowa Conference with 17...
Christmas tradition can be found at Clay County Fairgrounds (12/03/01)
Among the many facets expected to take center stage at the fairgrounds next month are a live nativity scene, Santa and Mrs. Claus, sleigh rides and several new lighting displays. "Our goal is to have a truly unique Christmas experience out here," explained Phil Hurst, fair manager...
BV Concert Band to perform (12/03/01)
Highlighting the concert will be a performance of "Vesuvius" by Frank Tichelli and Robert W. Smith's "Africa: Ceremony, Song and Ritual," which features the percussion section playing on a variety of ethnic percussion instruments. To contribute to the holiday mood, the band will perform " Polish Christmas Music," by Johan de Meij, "Sheep May Safely Graze" by J.S. Bach and Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride."...
SL women sing with Fort Dodge Choral Society (12/03/01)
The 3 p.m., program will include Francis Poulenc's "Gloria" and arrangements of traditional Christmas Carols published by Webster County native Dale Warland. Laura Kuecker and Roberta Bochtler from Storm Lake are singing with the Fort Dodge Choral Society for this concert, Voices of Christmas, which will be performed December 16, - 3 p.m., at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge...
Elmer Hauck (12/03/01)
Funeral Services were held November 16, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Yankton, with the Reverend David Gunderson officiating. Burial was at the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Yankton. Elmer was born August 30, 1912, at Menno, to Edward and Annette (Herrboldt) Hauck. ...
Ordella Thompson (12/03/01)
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 29th at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor David Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Schaller Cemetery in Schaller. Ordella J. Thompson was born October 22, 1909 in Gilbert, Iowa the daughter of Amos and Emma (Larson) Fossel. She graduated from Gilbert High School and from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. She taught school in Dinsdale, Iowa...
Marie Peterson (12/03/01)
Funeral mass was at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Schaller with the Reverend Patrick O'Kane officiating. Burial was in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Schaller. Marie Elizabeth Peterson was born July 27, 1908 in Yakima, Washington the daughter of James and Clara (Keefe) O'Meara. She was baptized on July 29, 1908 in Yakima. She graduated from the Galva High School in 1926 and attended the State Teachers Extension School in Cherokee. She taught in country schools in Holstein and Galva...
Ardith Sheets (12/03/01)
Funeral services will be Monday, December 3rd at 11:30 a.m. at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home, 300 Cayuga Street. Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday where the family will be present to greet friends. A memorial fund has been established for the Storm Lake Area Hospice...
Sexual abuse trial convicts a Newell man (12/03/01)
Joe Thomas Carter, 48, was convicted of sexual abuse for touching the genitals of a 13-year-old Newell girl at Sparky's gas station located at the Hwy. 3 and 71 intersection. Carter was arrested in early September. His trial was held this week in Buena Vista County District Court. He was represented by Storm Lake attorney John Murray...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (12/03/01)
VANDALISM On Friday, November 23, Sandra Valdovinas of 804 East 1st Street, reported vandalism to her car while parked in the IBP parking lot. The vehicle was scratched with an unknown object. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $500. ACCIDENTS On November 22, at 1:56 p.m., an accident occurred at 709 East 10th Street. An Artic Cat ATV, driven by Keaton Dreher, 10, of 709 East 10th Street, was traveling westbound and lost control. There was no damage reported to the ATV...
BETWEEN THE LINES - Maybe winter isn't so bad after all... (12/03/01)
Maybe it was the long, kind autumn that has numbed my deep-seeded hatred of all things wintery. Here it is, December, and the first snowman has yet to appear in the yard, the first snowball from my two Viking children has yet to strike the back of my neck, and yet, I am not apprehensive...
IOWA VIEW - Graham hasty in slamming Islam faith (12/03/01)
Those truthful and touching words of Franklin Graham in 1996 illustrate his commitment to do God's work, following in the heavenly footsteps of his father, Billy Graham. Franklin conducted his first evangelistic event in 1989 and committed to spend 10...
GUEST OPINION - Best friend, or worst enemy? (12/03/01)
Today, fear is in the hands of terrorists who are using it as a weapon in an attempt to bring the citizens or our nation and the world to their knees. Their arsenal needs no fighter planes, battleships or long-range missiles, only a supply of terror making fears...