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Stories from Monday, December 31, 2001

Clean Lakes program still holds promise for Storm Lake (12/31/01)
First started in the early 1970s, the Clean Lakes Program was targeted at providing expanded federal resources for the country's lakes. However, funding for the program was cut more than six years ago, to the disappointment of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and local Lake Preservation Association...
Gingerbread House helps keep education at forefront for young children during holiday season (12/31/01)
Young children enrolled at the Gingerbread House, a day care facility located next to East Elementary School on Oates Street in Storm Lake, are continuing to learn and develop motor, communication and relationship skills through a variety of exercises they are engaged in over the Christmas season...
Local farmers see hope in Bush China trade decision (12/31/01)
"It may not open the gates right away to a lot of trade, but it sounds like down the road more opportunities will become available," said Steve Jorgensen, president of the Buena Vista County Farm Bureau. "Our future in farming is exports and anything we can do to enhance those is a good deal for farmers."...
SNOW FUN (12/31/01)
Eating the powder are Joy, John and Jaymie Bral, Jordan Vandersloot and Andy Drey. With the first snowfall of winter on the ground and the college landscape providing a rare incline on the level Storm Lake horizon, the campus was busy with young sled-riders, skiers and boarders out to enjoy the school holiday...
BVRMC campaign finishes at $1.82m (12/31/01)
Dec. 31 marked the end of the campaign, but donations and pledges are still being accepted, according to Brad Strader, director of the BVRMC Healthcare Foundation. The Foundation is closing the books on pledges and donations received to this point so the BVRMC Board of Trustees can move on to the next stage of the building project. The deadline was to provide the trustees an idea on where the campaign stands as they prepare to take the project out to bid...
Resolved: Storm Lakers look ahead (12/31/01)
A variety of people around the local community shared their goals and wishes for the coming year with the Pilot-Tribune: "For myself, my resolution is to be ever thankful for the freedom we have in this country and to be thankful for the men and women that are defending that freedom." - Jim Treat, Storm Lake City Councilman...
SL seventh grade completes 'bully-proofing' exercises (12/31/01)
The goal is to create a ridicule-free environment for all students. We will continue these activities throughout the school year. A benchmark for this unit will be an anonymously attributed poem, "To Laugh is To Risk," To laugh is to risk appearing the fool,...
Santa's Castle delights 5,700 visitors in '01 (12/31/01)
As of Wednesday, December 19, almost 5,700 visitors were documented to have toured the castle. The castle has also brought in more than $6,300 in donations. Many businesses and individuals provided donations to help. Santa's Workshop did not materialize as the chamber of commerce had hoped. Challenged by finding volunteers, it was open on a limited basis. The chamber got a good response when it was open so it will be working at refining the effort for 2002...
Baseball asks courts to expedite contraction plans (12/31/01)
Lawyers for the Minnesota Twins and major league baseball said the Minnesota Court of Appeals should lift a district judge's order that the team play through the end of the 2002 season to fulfill its lease with the Metrodome. They urged the three-judge panel not to follow "Homer Hanky jurisprudence."...
Surprising Iowa's Big 10 tournament championship tops year in sports (12/31/01)
Leading scorer Luke Recker was out with a broken kneecap, backup guard Ryan Hogan was sidelined by a knee injury and the Hawkeyes had lost seven of their last eight regular-season games. Then they got to Chicago for the Big Ten tournament and everything changed. Suddenly rejuvenated, Iowa won four games in four days to claim the tournament championship and earn a berth in the NCAA tournament...
Alabama denies ISU bowl victory (12/31/01)
SHREVEPORT, La. - Iowa State coach Dan McCarney thought the kick was good, and so did his players. Luckily for Alabama, the Cyclones' potential game-winning field goal floated wide right by a few inches to preserve the Crimson Tide's 14-13 victory in the Independence Bowl on Thursday night...
BUDDY SYSTEM (12/31/01)
~Van Zeiler will play the title role in the 'Buddy Holly Story" musical, to be held at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City on February 5. For ticket information, call 712-252-3434.
Iowa Farm Memoir to be read on public radio (12/31/01)
The book is to be featured on the "Book Club" program of the WOI radio group. A poet and essayist, Montag was born and raised on a farm a mile south of Curlew. Curlew:Home recounts his farm experiences as a youngster during the 1950s. It also records a trip Montag made back to Curlew in October, 2000...
Witter Gallery exhibits permanent collection (12/31/01)
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...
NORTH OF FORTY - An informed consumer (12/31/01)
It's called a disclaimer, and they do it to avoid legal action later. I think it's a good idea, but I'd like to see it on marriage vows. "I now pronounce you man and wife." (Read this next part really fast.) "Some common side effects include disagreements, hurtful comments, unacceptable tone, bankruptcy and children. ...
Leo Coons (12/31/01)
Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake with military honors by the Amvets Post 66. Leo died Dec. 27 at Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids. Leo Maxwell Coons was born April 8, 1917, the son of A.I. and Ruth (Elliott) Coons in Ireton. ...
Alice Williams (12/31/01)
Funeral services will be Monday at the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City, with Reverend Douglas Harding officiating. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City. A visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Sunday, with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Palmer-Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City or to the Alzheimer's Association...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (12/31/01)
ACCIDENTS On December 26, at 1:13 p.m., a hit and run accident occurred in the IBP parking lot, 300 Flindt Drive. A 2002 Dodge, owned by Rodolfo Martinez, 21 N. Windsor Circle, was parked in the parking lot when it was struck by an unknown vehicle which left the scene. Damage to the Martinez vehicle was estimated at $800...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Anti-Americanism (12/31/01)
However, on the far left of the political spectrum there are quite a few folks who feel that America bares partial, if not total, responsibility. Unfortunately, the State of Iowa has seen its share of leftist anti- Americanism in the wake of the September 11 massacre. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - When thanks doesn't seem enough... (12/31/01)
They took on a challenging job, with the only reward being the satisfaction of knowing they had served the greater good. They met difficulties with a firm resolve to be successful and remained focused on the goal. Getting the job done was met with unforeseen roadblocks. Rather than quit, they overcame those roadblocks and moved ahead...