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Stories from Friday, December 28, 2001

MADD hopes to see fewer drunk drivers at start of 2002 (12/28/01)
Figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that nearly half of all traffic fatalities during the past two New Year's Eve nights were caused by alcohol, and Iowa anti-drunk driving groups are working to drive those figures down this season...
Schultze graduates from basic training at Lackland (12/28/01)
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and customs; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training and special training in human relations. In addition, airman who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force...
SL Schools find teacher to pupil ratio at healthy 13:1 (12/28/01)
The pamphlet contains financial information and points of pride about the district. The total enrollment for the Storm Lake School District is 1,932.2 students. There are 147 certified teachers, nine administrators, 122 support staff. The student-teacher ration is 13.14:1...
Ag Expo event fast approaching (12/28/01)
This year's featured speakers for the information sessions are Dr. Norlan Hartwig from Iowa State University and Emily Eide of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. Dr. Hartwig is a professor and Extension veterinarian in the College of Veterinary Medicine at ISU. He is also responsible for biosecurity education in the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine, and is a member of the Iowa Foot and Mouth Disease Response Team...
Genesis Development gets accreditation award (12/28/01)
The accreditation was received in the areas of Employment Services for Employment Services Coordination, Employment Planning Services, Employee Development Services, Organizational Employment Services and Community Employment Services and in Community Services for Community Services Coordination, Personal and Social Services and Community Living Services...
Newell student takes first steps since cycle crash (12/28/01)
Still technically in a semi-alert stage of a coma after a car pulled out in front of his motorcycle while he was on his way to class at Iowa State University November 20, Jared picked up a pencil and wrote a message: "I would like to stand." Not only did he stand, he walked, using a support bar. On Wednesday, 10 feet. On Thursday, 20. But to his family back home, he's come a mile...
Unveiling Citizens of the Year (12/28/01)
The task of choosing the Pilot-Tribune Citizen of the Year award recipients is seldom an easy one. There are many in the course of every year who touch us, achieve great things, and help to make our community a better place to be. This year, let me admit - it wasn't really all that hard...
SL Ag Show speaker explores agro-terrorism - and how to prevent it (12/28/01)
"We've lived with a lot of really nasty diseases worldwide for a long time," said Dr. Norlan Hartwig, professor and Extension veterinarian at the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine. "We've been able to control those very well. If they have got into the country, we've been able to eradicate them."...
Third grade students learn life skills from BABES program (12/28/01)
Each student in Jeannie Henningsen's and Deb Langner's classes went through the program, which is designed to provide information about self-esteem, empowerment and choosing to avoid drugs and alcohol. Coordinated by Ginni Cook of the NWIADTU Prevention Education Department, 13 volunteers from the community met with each of the children and taught the material using BABES puppets...
Boys junior varsity team takes 5-2 record into new year (12/28/01)
The Cyclones defeated Newell-Fonda, Lakeland and Odebolt-Arthur, while suffering its only loss of the past three weeks to Okoboji in the Okoboji Tournament on Dec. 8. After squandering a nine-point lead late in the game, the Alta junior varsity squad came back to defeat Newell-Fonda, 46-45, in overtime...
Local church to offer 50-day 'survivor' course in February (12/28/01)
The members of the Church of Christ of Alta are planning to become more than survivors for eight weeks - planning to explore what it takes to thrive spiritually in these challenging days. To achieve this, they will be working together on a 50-day spiritual adventure called More than Survivors: What it Takes to Thrive Spiritually...
Community Ed to sponsor aromatherapy course (12/28/01)
Residents of Storm Lake will soon be learning how to apply various exotic oils to their skin and inhale vapors from worldwide fragrances as part of a new aromatherapy course to be offered by the Storm Lake Community Education program next month. The course, which will cost $7 for people to enroll in, will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Storm Lake Middle School media center...
Locks of Love (12/28/01)
She plans to have her long locks cut next week to donate to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children with medical hair loss. "Jasmine's been wanting to do this since she was four years old," her mother, Rosalinda, said. "It's been her dream and she's had to wait so her hair was long enough to donate."...
Green suggests everyone should plan for retirement now (12/28/01)
If they haven't been married very long, he'll even leave the car running. We veterans know better. So, if you're one of those men who's spent many hours sitting in your car at the mall, staring at the dashboard, waiting while your wife to looks at every item in every store with absolutely no idea of what she went in there for, well here's something you might try...
Orchestra dishes up plate of 'Sweet Suites' (12/28/01)
The evening of "Sweet Suites" will delight the musical taste buds of even the most discriminating listener. The concert opens with a suite of ballet music from various operas by the early-Classical composer Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) and adapted for the modern orchestra by Felix Mottl. ...
Visual arts enrich lives of Iowa's residents, visitors (12/28/01)
Storm Lake boasts one of the state's best in the Witter Gallery, but several other cities offer exciting architecture and a variety of significant collections and exhibits as well. The Sioux City Art Center Dominated by a dramatic three-story glass atrium, this building is a centerpiece of downtown Sioux City. ...
Witter Gallery to exhibit permanent collection of oil paintings in January (12/28/01)
The Witter Gallery was dedicated in 1972 as the result of a generous gift from the Witter family and is very fortunate to have many original works by the namesake and founder among its collection. Post cards of some of the paintings will be available for sale throughout the month. Proceeds will benefit Witter Gallery programs...
Christmas Eve cruise on Lake Okoboji nets $13,500 gift (12/28/01)
More than 250 voyagers cruised West Okoboji Lake on the Queen II excursion boat in the first-ever Christmas Eve launch. Typically, the lake is topped with several inches of ice by now. Cruisers each paid $50, raising $13,500 for the nonprofit Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum. The museum runs displays, a shopping area, Arnolds Park amusement park and the Queen II at one of Iowa's most popular tourist areas...
Rock 'N' Roll Dance Party comes to SL (12/28/01)
This tour raises money for the Winter Dance Party Musical Scholarships and Awards presented in memory of the three entertainers who died in a plane crash in 1959; Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J. P. (The Big Bopper) Richardson. Also commemorated with annual Musical Scholarships are their pilot Roger Peterson, whose parents reside in Storm Lake, and former Surf Ballroom (Clear Lake) manager, the late Darrel Hein. The Dance Party takes place Sunday January 27, a packed show beginning at 7 p.m...
Alliant Energy shareowners contribute $85,000 to help people in need heat homes (12/28/01)
The money is being donated through the company's Project Care program and began to be administered by local community action agencies the week of December 17. Since 1988, Project Care has been an important resource for families who cannot pay their entire home energy costs. Each year, Alliant Energy customers fund the program through donations, which are matched at 25 percent by utility shareowners...
L.A. Fashion moves to new corner store in downtown SL (12/28/01)
A new Storm Lake family and maternity apparel store moved to a prime location on the corner of Lake Avenue and East Railroad last Monday, and the shop's owners are hoping the larger-sized property helps their profits increase in size as well. Daniel and Lucia Romero, who own L.A. ...
BUSINESS BRIEFS (12/28/01)
USDA projects agricultural exports to rise in upcoming year Despite continued reports of sluggish economic growth worldwide, the United States Department of Agriculture estimates the value of the country's agricultural exports will increase in value for the third consecutive year...
Ella Johnson (12/28/01)
Burial will be in the Cherokee Memory Garden Cemetery in Cherokee. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. Berniece died Friday, December 21, at the Marian Home in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Ella Berniece Becker was born June 16, 1918, the daughter of Francis and Jessie (McQuin) Becker at Aurelia. ...
Relaine Grotjohn (12/28/01)
Funeral services will be Saturday, December 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Reformed United Church of Christ, rural Schaller. Relaine Josephine Rydberg was born April 3, 1923, the oldest of seven children, to Joe and Ethel Rydberg. Relaine grew up on the family farm near Galva. She graduated from Galva High School in 1940. After graduation, she worked for several area families...
Quality of life for older Iowans (12/28/01)
To that end, we have been working hard to improve the lives of older Iowans. Helping Iowa's seniors maintain good health is critical to our efforts. Across the state, there are some 300,000 seniors and other Medicare-eligible people on fixed incomes who pay an average of $1,250 a year for prescription drugs. Because of the cost, many have to choose between nutritious food and medically necessary prescription drugs...
IOWA OUTDOORS - Rebuilding Iowa, and the lake (12/28/01)
To many, it's the land of opportunity; for far too many, it's a dead-end street - someplace to leave as soon as possible. Iowa's in trouble these days. Small farmers got tired of struggling to make a living and sold-out to larger operations. Continued depressed crop prices have sped up this process. And as soon as the ink dries on the sale contract, the now displaced Iowans head south, to warmer climates. They take with them their inventiveness, money and...
PILOT GUEST EDITORIAL - The Iowa editors (12/28/01)
Teacher shortage: The nation's growing teacher shortage is well documented. The problem is especially acute in Iowa. Half of the newly certified teachers graduating from the state's colleges go elsewhere for their first job, and many others leave after only a year or two of employment at an Iowa school...