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Stories from Thursday, December 13, 2001

City set to take first step in lake dredging (12/13/01)
Kruse said the land, located east of the municipal golf course and the Lakeside blacktop, could be an ideal place for a spoil site for an expanded local dredging project. The land purchase, if approved by the council, would be a big shot in the arm for local efforts to expand a 180-acre dredging project scheduled to begin next year by the DNR...
Sioux Central students turn business tycoons (12/13/01)
Both are under the guidance of Terry Chalstrom, family consumer sciences teacher. The businesses utilize the expertise of students in the marketing class who developed fax forms, order forms and keep records on a spreadsheet. Chalstrom hopes to conduct the first annual meeting this year...
Ohlund taxies to the end of a long career of leadership for the SL airport (12/13/01)
Ohrlund is resigning from the Storm Lake Airport Commission at the end of the month. He has been chairman of the commission for most of those years. "I think it's time for somebody else to step forward and do some of the work I'm doing," Ohrlund said...
2,000+ sign SL grocers' can petition (12/13/01)
What do you look for in a grocery store? Mice feces, cigarette butts, roaches, used medical syringes and sloppy garbage probably isn't on the list. Yet that's the kind of thing that Storm Lake grocers Brian Baumhover of Fareway and Denny Hartogh of Hy-Vee, along with their peers across the state, are seeing come in on returned beverage cans...
New home for Gully's Lawn Care sprouts up in town (12/13/01)
About 14 months ago, tractors, mowers, seeders, aerators and other lawn equipment for his business, Gully's Lawn Care, packed the garage adjoining his Alta home, and the machines were starting to spill out of his garage and take up room on land outside his house...
Alta school budget cut by $92,000 for rest of 01-02 academic year (12/13/01)
The issue was discussed at Monday afternoon's monthly school board meeting, in which Alta Superintendent Fred Maharry, Elementary Principal Maxine Lampe, Secondary Principal Ron Mueller and school board members talked about the situation and ways to remedy the cost for this year and in upcoming years where the school's budget will have to be trimmed due to the across-the-board state cutbacks...
High school building to receive new electrical wiring on second floor (12/13/01)
Members of the Alta School Board will issue a bid to one of two electricians to allow them to rewire several rooms on the second floor of Alta High School in order to avoid problems with blown fuses which have plagued the school district over the course of the 2001-2002 academic year...
The Sound of Music (12/13/01)
The sixth grade band, led by Judy Clausen, plays "The Friendly Beasts" for the audience at the concert. The hour-long program featured the fifth grade band, fifth-sixth grade choir, sixth grade band, junior high choir and junior high band...
Bethlehem Marketplace comes to life this weekend in SL (12/13/01)
This weekend one Storm Lake church will try to bring some of that magic to life with a "Bethlehem Marketplace," which will be "open" from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the United Methodist Church. This is the fifth year for the biannual event which features a cast of 100 people. It is a reenactment of the village of Bethlehem on the night of Jesus' birth...
Republican primary important for BV County (12/13/01)
One political forecasting magazine, Roll Call in Washington, D.C., says the race for the 5th District's next congressman will be decided in the Republican primary. In its election preview issue, Roll Call puts as frontrunners Council Bluffs businessman Jeff Ballenger and State Sen. John Redwine of Sioux City...
GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - Shooting woes plague SL (12/13/01)
Storm Lake attempted 70 shots and made only 17. LeMars was 22 of 41 for 54 percent. LeMars jumped out to a 16-8 lead after the first quarter. The Bulldogs extended their lead to 33-19 by halftime and 49-32 after three periods. Molly Daniels scored 11 points to lead Storm Lake, now 1-1 in the league and 3-3 overall. Casey Jennett added 10 points. Billie Blanchard cleared eight rebounds, Daniels seven, and Jennett and Brooke Overturf five apiece...
ISU to host basketball, baseball, softball clinics (12/13/01)
The clinic will begin at 1 p.m. and will conclude at 5:30 p.m. Check-in is from noon to 1 p.m. at the Lied Recreation Center. The clinic fee is $35 per person. For more information and to receive registration materials, call the Cyclone Sports Camps office at 877-ISU-CAMP...
BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - St. Mary's trips Sac City; N-F clips S-C (12/13/01)
St. Mary's led 15-12 after the first quarter before extending to a 36-19 halftime lead. It was 46-31 heading into the fourth period. Kyle Drey scored eight points and collected 15 rebounds for the Panthers, now 2-2 overall. Matthew Smith added seven points and 13 rebounds...
Boston College's Bell too much for Iowa State (12/13/01)
"They've got a special, special player that's real good," Eustachy said after Troy Bell scored a career-high 42 points in No. 11 Boston College's 86-81 victory over the Cyclones on Tuesday night. "He should turn pro, so we don't have to play him next year. I encourage it," Eustachy said...
Becker leads BV swimmers at Augustana Invitational (12/13/01)
Buena Vista tied for fourth with 188 points in the women's meet. The men's team finished fifth with 176 points. Becker finished fourth in the 50 freestyle with a time of 26.14 seconds, took eighth in the 200 freestyle in a new school-record time of 2 minutes, 7.8 seconds, placed sixth in the 100 freestyle in 57.95 seconds and was 10th in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:26...
Rock 'n roll reunion event to hit SLHS (12/13/01)
The memory of that tragedy is still poignant in the Storm Lake area, where the parents of the young pilot who died with them in a winter storm, Art and Pearl Peterson, still reside. Relatives of the performers, well-known tribute artists, young bands recreating their classic songs, and many of those who recorded with Holly in the 1950s are planning to take part in the unique concert here. ...
CINDERELLA (12/13/01)
The Madrastra or stepmother was Tara Konradi, and the step sisters were Tresa Conway, Katie Fahn and Carrie Brewer. All are students in an upper-level Spanish course at Buena Vista University, and decided to share plays in Spanish as a holiday gift to the community...
Oldest family-owned bank in Iowa marks centennial event (12/13/01)
The milestone is Feb. 1, 2002, but planners are hoping to tie special promotions and celebrations for 100 days around the official anniversary date. The bank is now operated by the fourth generation of the Schaller family, and is believed to be the oldest family-owned bank in the state. "I haven't found anyone older," said Dana Davis, Citizens employee who has been researching for the 100th anniversary...
Three join Methodist Manor board (12/13/01)
Gary Lalone, Sally Brecher and Gloria Lyster join our organization at a very exciting time. We are proud that Gary, Sally and Gloria want to play a leading role in the service we provide to the community of Storm Lake. During their tenure they will oversee and guide several major initiatives including; the implementation of the "Person Centered Care" program; the planning and construction of a new assisted living complex; the private room program; corresponding capital campaign; aging in place model of care; the planning and implementation of our residential model Alzheimer's care center and several other items identified through the Methodist Manor strategic planning process.. ...
Spanish for retail workers course starts Jan. 24 at Iowa Central in Storm Lake (12/13/01)
This course is designed for non-Spanish speaking employees of grocery stores, gas stations, convenience, department and discount stores, and other retail stores who may come into contact with Spanish-speaking customers and clientele. The course goal is to provide non-Spanish speaking retail employees with specific Spanish language skills so that they will be able to better assist their Spanish speaking customers and clients with routine sales transactions, exchanges, and refunds thereby promoting better customer relations.. ...
Wilfred Launderville (12/13/01)
Funeral mass was Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake with the Reverend Robert Schimmer and Reverend Dale Launderville officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Wilfred was born October 3, 1925 in Vail, the son of Vincent and Marie (Rowan) Launderville. He graduated with the class of 1944 from St. Ann High School in Vail...
Marian Droll (12/13/01)
Pastor Tom Van Tassell and Pastor Wendy Van Tassell will be officiating. Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Spencer. Arrangements were by Warner Funeral Home, Spencer. Marian Jean Droll, the daughter of Roy and Elsie (Boralius) Noll, was born July 5, 1919, in Spencer. Her childhood years were spent in the Spencer area where she received her education. She attended Iowa Normal School in Cedar Falls...
Arthur Fells (12/13/01)
Funeral services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with the Reverend James Sanders officiating. Burial will be in the Schaller Cemetery. Arthur R. Fells, Sr. was born June 27, 1912 in Rock Island, Illinois the son of Alonzo and Louise (Hahn) Fells. He attended schools in Peoria, Illinois. He worked as a railroad fireman and a carpenter...
Claudia Burger (12/13/01)
Contributions in lieu of flowers were made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund or Hospice of Iredell County. Nicholson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Claudia Cline Burger, 74, daughter of Damon Cline and Edith Stewart Cline Hollar, died November 24, 2001 at Iredell Memorial Hospital...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (12/13/01)
VANDALISM On Thursday, December 6, the City of Storm Lake reported damage to a white Ford City vehicle. The passenger side mirror was broken off. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $200. THEFT On Friday, December 7, Robin Franzen of Lakeside, reported the theft of a license plate from her car. The license plate is valued at $10...
Two arrested after disturbance at SL residence (12/13/01)
Police met with a subject who advised that a disturbance had just occurred at his residence and that some of the people may be at the Kum and Go convenience Store on Flindt Drive. Additional Police units responded to the Kum and Go and located three other subjects involved in the disturbance...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Don't close the statehouse doors (12/13/01)
One of the great things about Iowa government has been its accessibility. Any Iowan, at nearly any time, has had the same access to its golden dome as have governors, senators and representatives. The poor and powerless have had the same chance to peek in on the process of government as have the richest power-brokers...
BETWEEN THE LINES - Dredging for fun & profit (12/13/01)
After years of worrying about how to raise money to dredge Storm Lake from reluctant politicians, here comes a study on how to actually make money from sediment. Money from sediment? Why didn't we think of that. There's a sucker born every minute...