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Stories from Tuesday, December 11, 2001

SLHS student council rings in holidays for Salvation Army (12/11/01)
However, it wasn't Santa Claus who was asking people to donate their resources this holiday season. Instead, members of the public were greeted by smiles from members of the Storm Lake High School student council. The 38 members of the SLHS organization are helping to ring bells for the nationally-known charity this Christmas, and the endeavor highlights three community service ventures the students are participating in this month...
Wild swan moves in (12/11/01)
The Buena Vista County Swan Restoration Project just got an unexpected and rare shot in the arm - er, wing. Recently, a rare wild, untagged trumpeter swan settled into the project's main pond off Highway 71 near Storm Lake, apparently attracted by the permanent trumpeters brought there in hopes of mating the rare birds...
School of arts for children adds to SL cultural impact (12/11/01)
"It's a way for us to serve the community and it's also a way of helping Hispanic people maintain their culture," said Pastor Bo Brink, director of the center. Instructor Caly Torres agreed. "They're able to learn about their culture as well as other Latin American traditions here," she said...
Canvass preserves narrow Alta school bond victory (12/11/01)
The official canvass of last Tuesday's vote saw the passage of a $3.4 million bond by a margin of slightly more than one-half percentage point - about six votes. The bond issue needed a supermajority of at least 60 percent to pass. Official results now show a total of 963 ballots cast, with 583 yes votes or about 60.56 percent in favor...
SL native releases a musical 'Journey' (12/11/01)
Now, the 25-year-old is grown up, and she is ready to broaden her audience from Sunset Knoll to residents watching sunrises in cities across the country. Carlson, a native of Storm Lake and a graduate of Aurelia High School, has just released the Christian music album Journey, a compilation of eight songs which feature her singing and playing the piano...
Grocers petition on can law (12/11/01)
The statement from Iowa grocers reads: Your Grocery Store is not a garbage dump! SAFER FOOD At a time when food safety has never been more important to Americans, Iowa has a law directing consumers to take millions of dirty, contaminated beverage containers to their supermarkets every week. Does this make sense?...
Storm Lake Middle School first quarter honor roll released (12/11/01)
Fifth Grade: Taylor Anderson, Alexandria Bartholomew, Collin Bonebrake, Claudia Cisneros, Jordan Danielson, Spencer Darrow, Kristine Davis, Katie Demers, Keaton Dreher, William Duenas, Stephanie Emery, Margarita Friesen, Dalton Glienke, Courtney Goodchild, Tyler Haisch, Hannah Hammett, Jonathan Hartje, Kelsey Hartnett, Jorge Hernandez, Matthew Huseman, Isidro Jimenez, Tyler Keigan, Amphavanh Khamphavong, Jeffrey Kofmehl, Courtney Lovetinsky, Joel Nate McKenna, Stephen Moore, Cassandra Moritz, Jason Mountysayalath, Nicole Nee, Kelsey O'Bannon, Alejandra Olais, Shelby Overmohle, Debbie Panyanouvong, Thomas Palton, Stevie Pedersen, Ryan Pixler, Joanne Renteria, Kyle Richter, Christopher Rios, Whitney Robinson, Michael Rodger, Juan Romo, Justine Scarbrough, Casey Schultz, Ben Seaman, Kathryn Shevel, James Simmons, Heather Lynn Stone, Erin Tucker, Marina Villarreal, Alan Vrieze, Audrey Wells, Peter Winterton, Keith Wolf, Jeremy Boese, Jared Brashears, Michaela Brungardt, Francisco Castillo, Daisy Castro, Amanda Cavanaugh, Kimberly Cedillo, Aaron Croker. ...
EDUCATION BRIEFS (12/11/01)
BV students nominated for national education award Three Storm Lake students are among 24 Buena Vista University students nominated for the National Collegiate Education Award, which honors the performance of outstanding student leaders across the nation...
24 families left to 'adopt' as Christmas clock ticks on (12/11/01)
"We appreciate all of the people who have stepped forward to do something special for the needy this holiday. It really shows Storm Lake's heart," said Pilot-Tribune Editor Dana Larsen. "We would hope that there is enough generosity left to cover these final few families, because everyone deserves a Christmas."...
City audit finds revenue, expenses down (12/11/01)
Schroer and Associates, P.C., reported that the City's revenue totaled $9,075,561 for the year ended June 30, 2001, a 1.5 percent decrease from 2000. The revenues included $2,063,576 in property tax, $128,309 in local option sales tax, $980,688 from the state, $511,833 from the federal government, and $555,620 in interest on investments...
Storm Lake city precinct plan approved by Culver (12/11/01)
According to Iowa Code, all county, city and school redistricting and reprecincting plans must be reviewed and approved by the Secretary of State's office. "I am very pleased to announce... that Storm Lake's plan for city precincts was approved by my office," Culver said...
Iowa extends win streak to 28 over ISU (12/11/01)
Iowa beat Iowa State 21-16 Sunday for its 28th straight victory over the Cyclones. The Hawkeyes dominated the meet, winning seven of the 10 matches before a crowd of 10,040 at Hilton Coliseum, yet the outcome wasn't decided until the final bout. Top-ranked Mike Zadick's 10-4 victory over Billy Maldonado at 149 pounds secured the victory for the Hawkeyes. A Maldonado victory would have given the meet to Iowa State, which hasn't defeated Iowa since 1987...
BVU NOTEBOOK - BV men post road win over Simpson (12/11/01)
The Beavers held the Storm to only 26 percent shooting (8 of 31) in the first half and 32 percent (22 of 68) for the game. BV led by as much as 18 in the second half before Simpson started to chip away at the lead. The Storm, which tied the school record for most made 3-pointers in a game with 12, got the lead down to eight with 3:26 to go when Shane Bogaards hit a 3-pointer...
PREP WRESTLING - Two SL wrestlers finish second (12/11/01)
Emmetsburg won the meet with 266 points. Storm Lake scored 85. Eight teams participated. Wagener lost by decision 9-5 to Emmetsburg's Jacob Naig in the finals at 130 pounds. Wagener pinned Dan Krienert of LeMars in 1 minute, 47 seconds and Mike Zinnel of Humboldt in 3:03 in the first two rounds...
BOYS BASKETBALL - Strong second half lifts SL boys (12/11/01)
Schaller-Crestland led 19-16 after the first period and 38-30 at the half. However, Storm Lake used a 25-12 spurt in the third quarter to grab a 55-50 lead heading into the fourth period. Ellens scored 21 of his 30 points in the second half. Jeff DeHaan scored 15 points, Nick Skibsted eight and Bob Blanchard six...
GIRLS BASKETBALL - Storm Lake tops Schaller-Crestland (12/11/01)
Storm Lake jumped out to a 19-8 lead after the first quarter. The Tornadoes extended their lead to 36-18 by halftime. It was 51-34 entering the fourth period. Molly Daniels scored 12 points and Billie Blanchard added 10 for Storm Lake, now 3-2 overall. Jenny Woodford and Casey Jennett each scored eight...
Iowa talks things out, then whips Iowa State, 78-53 (12/11/01)
It proved to be just what the team needed. Frustrated and disappointed after losing to Northern Iowa on Tuesday, the 12th-ranked Hawkeyes came back with a vigorous effort to beat Iowa State 78-53 on Saturday night. Just as important, Recker and Evans appear to have come to an understanding of their roles on a team that had not been playing up to expectations...
Alabama to play ISU in Independence (12/11/01)
Alabama accepted an invitation on Sunday to play Iowa State in the Dec. 27 game at Shreveport, La. It will be the 51st bowl appearance for the Crimson Tide, who stood 3-5 at one point, then won their final three regular-season games to become bowl eligible...
Best of both worlds for Nebraska's Crouch (12/11/01)
"It's something that I never thought could happen," Crouch said Sunday from New York. "It's been a real fun ride." The wild ride continued Saturday night and Sunday, with Nebraska sneaking back into the national championship game. LSU's 31-20 upset of No. 2 Tennessee in the Southeast Conference title game knocked the Volunteers from the Rose Bowl and jumbled the Bowl Championship Series for the third straight week...
Northern Iowa getting what it needs in playoffs (12/11/01)
That's why they're in the semifinals of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. "I think we just adapt to the element we're playing in," running back Adam Benge. "It seems like lately, we needed scoring." Northern Iowa had plenty of that in Saturday's quarterfinal game with Maine, rolling to a 56-28 victory to set a school record for points in a playoff game. The Panthers had tied the record the previous week in a 49-43 first-round win over Eastern Illinois...
Witter Gallery to host luncheon (12/11/01)
This month's menu features Chicken Casserole, Rolls, Yuletide Salad, Fruit Relish, Holiday Cookies and Beverages. Musical entertainment will be provided by Candy Clough on piano. In addition to good food, fine music and excellent company, guests will have the opportunity to view "Nothing Gold Can Stay." This exhibition features sculptures made of handmade paper and a variety of found objects by Joyce Schutter of Farnhamville. ...
BV Chorale celebrates diversity (12/11/01)
The chorale, made up of everything from lawyers to farmers to students, is welcoming additional members, and hoping to produce a spring concert next. The crowd in Schaller Chapel enjoyed classical, secular, popular and humorous music from many traditions...
Witter extends sculpture exhibit (12/11/01)
"Nothing Gold Can Stay," an unusual collection of handmade paper sculpture by Joyce Utting Schutter of Farnhamville, will be on display until January 11. This exhibit is inspired by Robert Frost's poem of the same name and is sponsored by Citizens 1st National Bank...
Special events are a yearly highlight in Iowa (12/11/01)
Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy western Iowa's scenic Loess Hills by way of bicycle as part of ONABIKE, western Iowa's largest one-day bicycle event. Held in Onawa each year on the fourth Saturday in August, ONABIKE reaches its 10th anniversary in 2002. ONABIKE participants are offered two routes: The shorter option follows relatively flat terrain, while a longer, more challenging course takes riders to Murray Hill, the highest point in Harrison County...
Emma Kreft (12/11/01)
There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sliefert Redig Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Emma died Sunday, December 9, at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake, where she had been a resident since January 30, 1996. Emma was born August 20, 1898, the daughter of Hans O. ...
Maria deJesus Zaragoza (12/11/01)
Funeral services were held Monday, December 10th at 12:30 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake with Mr. Kent Radford & Mr. Scott Richey of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Maria de Jesus Zaragoza was born June 17, 1922 in Guadalajara, Mexico the daughter of Pedro and Maria Zaragoza. Her formal schooling was in Mexico...
Jay Beekmann (12/11/01)
Memorial services were held Sunday, December 9, 2001 at Lakeside Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Duane Queen officiating. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. The Jay R. Beekmann Scholarship Fund has been established at Buena Vista University...
Metta Laursen (12/11/01)
Metta was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church west of Exira. She attended rural school in Oakfield Township, then took dress making lessons from Mrs. Conrady in Exira. Metta worked as a hired girl for several families. In November of 1919 she attended "Winter School" at Grand View College in Des Moines, until March of 1920. She then was employed by a family in Des Moines for a short time...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - On speed issue, proceed with caution (12/11/01)
When Christopher Rants, the Iowa House Majority Leader, calls on the legislature to renew efforts to raise the speed limits, the media coverage doesn't cite a need for a change to more efficiently move people and commerce. We are told that we need higher speed limits because people won't obey the ones they have...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Diversity as Storm Lake advantage (12/11/01)
What doesn't show up in those plans, but is still in the philosophical forefront for the CEO of those two groups now joined-at-the-hip, is equally telling. Ethnic diversity - the very thing that has brought Storm Lake the most criticism from outside - is one thing that has made it stronger from the inside, Chris Nolte said...
THE FAMILY VIEW - The stresses parents don't realize (12/11/01)
Students were going to tell their secrets - the thoughts and feelings that hunch alone and mute in the shadows - behind the volleyball victories and algebra grades and college-application essays. These kids know they have great lives. Their homes have basketball hoops bolted to their garages and rose bushes along the side windows and parents who sit in the stands at their soccer games...