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Stories from Tuesday, December 18, 2001

St. Mary's leadership class helps raise spirits of those at school, Methodist Manor (12/18/01)
It's because the students are trying to make a difference at St. Mary's and beyond. The new class, led by instructors Terri Bohr and Ryan Berg, is attempting to help students learn about leadership traits such as responsibility and time management, and has allowed the pupils to display those traits at both the Methodist Manor and St. Mary's school...
Highway 71 bypass gets illuminated intersections (12/18/01)
Buena Vista County engineer John Ites reported that two "destination" or "intersection marker" lights were recently installed at the C-49 intersection with Highway 71, plus two more at the Milwaukee intersection with the bypass. A single light has also been installed at the north intersection of Business 71 and Highway 71...
Adopt a Family: '201 and done' (12/18/01)
On Monday, the last of the 201 needy Buena Vista County families on this year's list was adopted with a special package of food and gifts for the holidays. "The generosity of the people in the Storm Lake area never fails to amaze us," said Dana Larsen, Pilot editor and co-director of Adopt-A-Family. ...
FIVE SWANS A SWIMMING (12/18/01)
The young birds will remain on the Storm Lake pond until spring and will then be set free to migrate. The birds were hatched at the Grotto at West Bend. The conservation board officially named the pond site as the Buena Vista Swan Restoration Refuge this week. Shown are swan committee past chairman Mark Kirkholm, new chair MIke Griggs, and DNR officers Dave Hoffman and Chris Lloyd at Monday's release...
Early searches for answers in assault and shooting case (12/18/01)
Dustin Wehde, of Early, died of multiple gunshot wounds after he and another man reportedly entered an Early home Thursday night and assaulted Tracey Roberts, who was home with her three children. Some are suggesting that the young victim was a hero trying to stop a crime, while the husband of the woman who reported the attack feels very differently...
Downtown tax district at issue (12/18/01)
While the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce is asking financial help from the city for a downtown revitalization project, the City of Storm Lake, in light of state budget woes, is asking the chamber to explore a downtown taxing district first. Yesterday the Storm Lake City Council voted to support the Chamber of Commerce's efforts at getting Storm Lake into the Main Street Iowa Program, but the council decided to hold off any financial contributions to such a program for now...
Council approves spoil site purchase (12/18/01)
The Storm Lake City Council officially approved the purchase of 160 acres of farmland as a potential spoil site for expanded dredging efforts. The city is paying $375,000 for the land. "The city council for some time has been a partner with the Lake Preservation Association," said City Administrator John Call...
Halversons have a Christmas sight to see in Sioux Rapids (12/18/01)
Junior painstakingly sets up his Christmas display annually that includes Santas, the Nativity scene and brightly colored lights draped around their home.The lights are strung from one side of their lot to the other. However, the most popular display in his yard seems to be the tractor that Santa drives. "I have people ask me when I'm going to bring in the tractor," said Junior. "They want to bring their kids by to see Santa's tractor being pulled by the reindeer."...
St. Mary's senior is a candidate for National Merit Scholar Award (12/18/01)
The corporation, based in Evanston, Ill., will select 7,600 students out of 50,000 candidates for scholarships to be used in their postsecondary education plans starting next year. Netsch plans to pursue a pre-medical undergraduate education upon graduation from St. Mary's this spring...
Warm winter closes in on a Storm Lake record (12/18/01)
No matter what the calendar might say, the arrival of winter in the community is only official on "ice-over" day - the first time a solid sheet of ice stretched from shore to shore on the lake. Former Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune publisher and longtime lake watcher Phil Jarnagin kept careful records of the lake's ice-over and thaw dates each season since 1950...
BV Museum seeks treasures from attics (12/18/01)
Once again we have been very busy at the Museum. We have done some wonderful things, so if you haven't been in lately, please try to find time to stop in and see us. We had two very special "elves" that did a lot of decorating for Christmas - thanks to Margaret Weber and Doris Fritcher for the job - well done! We are looking very festive now!...
SL Super 8 has free 'Rooms at the Inn' (12/18/01)
But the Storm Lake Super 8 motel has a holiday program that is making holiday gatherings a bit easier for people in need. The program, Super 8 Rooms at the Inn, offers free accommodations to out-of-town guests visiting friends or relatives in nearby treatment centers...
SL Police win surveillance technology (12/18/01)
In August of this year the Police Department was advised that they would receive an $18,000 covert surveillance system through the program. Last week Detective Mark Johnson traveled to Phoenix, Arizona, where he received two days of training with the new equipment. The equipment was shipped to the Department on Friday, December 14...
G-H girls turn back Westwood (12/18/01)
Galva-Holstein held a 10-4 lead after the first quarter. It led 24-18 at halftime and 31-28 entering the fourth period. Hanson scored 14 of her 20 points in the first half. Darci Vohs had six points, eight rebounds, two assists and three steals for the Pirates. Kelly Andresen added six points and three assists...
BV wins consolation game of tournament (12/18/01)
Buena Vista shot 46 percent in the first half to take a 41-32 halftime lead. The Beavers, however, shot 62 percent in the second half to outscore Hendrix 48-33. For the game, Buena Vista was 34 of 64 from the field for 53 percent. Hendrix, a school located in Arkansas, was 22 of 75 for 29 percent...
Wagener, Ponsor earn runner-up finishes (12/18/01)
Pocahontas won the meet with 251.5 points. Storm Lake scored 104. "Overall, it was not too bad of a tourney for us," Storm Lake coach Ty Seaman said. "We wrestled well most of the day. We need to have a better final round. Those matches at the end of the day are getting away from us and we need to stay focused and wrestle just as intense in those as we do in the first round."...
Martinez named Aztec Bowl MVP (12/18/01)
Buena Vista punter/placekicker Carlos Martinez was named the U.S. MVP by the media in attendance as he averaged 55.2 yards per punt to consistently pin Mexico deep in its own end. "It's an honor to be chosen MVP," Martinez said. "Especially being with such a bunch of great athletes. We won as a team today and this is a tremendous honor."...
BV's Jones looks to go out on top (12/18/01)
Van Haaften thought that Jones was an excellent player and liked his work ethic at that time. He also added that "he had high expectations and that hasn't changed one bit since." During his career at Jefferson-Scranton, Jones was named to the Raccoon River all-conference first team in his sophomore, junior and senior years. ...
Drake shooter breaks out of slump to beat Iowa State (12/18/01)
He kept shooting. Saturday night, McDonald shot it so well that he scored 27 points as Drake beat Iowa State 72-58. "I consider myself a shooter and I have a shooter's mentality," McDonald said. "I don't have any conscience out there. I don't care if I miss the first 10, I'm going to play as if I made the first 10...
E.A. Tillman (12/18/01)
Burial with Complete Military Honors at Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitations will be on Wednesday, December 19, at the Fratzke-Jensen Funeral home with the family from 3 - 5 p.m. and 6:30 - 8 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for the Storm Lake Presbyterian Church...
Olga Burhop (12/18/01)
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 17th at the St. John Lutheran Church, Storm Lake with Pastor Douglas Haynes officiating. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Olga Anna Margaretha Voge was born June 18, 1908 in Cherokee County, the daughter of Henry and Emma (Schroeder) Voge. She was baptized and confirmed in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Holstein and attended country school in Ida County...
Dustin Wehde (12/18/01)
Dustin was born August 1, 1981 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Storm Lake. He was baptized at the United Methodist Church, Early. He attended Schaller - Crestland Community School and graduated May 28, 2000. During his high school years he was a student council member and a participant in golf and Civil Air Patrol...
Emogene Mangold (12/18/01)
Emogene died Saturday, December 15, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Emogene was born October 13, 1922, the daughter of William John and Edna (Harris) Wienands, in Sioux City. She attended and graduated from the Wessington High School in Wessington, South Dakota. ...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - City takes a dredging step, and deserves 'high 5' (12/18/01)
And still, they are doing the right thing to try. Because buying that land is the first of several steps that will be needed if this community is going to stop talking and start putting its money where its mouths have been on the issue of lake dredging...
GUEST OPINION - Payday ripoffs (12/18/01)
Payday loan companies make cash advances on personal checks, charging 300 to 400 percent interest and often hooking their customers into a never ending cycle of debt. Here's how a typical payday loan works. A customer writes a check for $227.78 in exchange for $200 in cash. Two weeks later, the customer returns with $227.78 to pay off the loan and retrieve their check. The annual interest rate on this loan is 362 percent...