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Stories from Thursday, January 3, 2002

Local DARE program receives $2,200 from pancake breakfast (01/03/02)
Students went out into the communities to sell tickets for an Oct. 14 pancake breakfast sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars 6172 in Alta, and the pupils and sponsors recently learned the event raised $2,200 for the Alta-Aurelia DARE program...
Trees Forever foundation encourages Alta citizens to adopt trees this year (01/03/02)
The group has purchased 50 three to four-foot tall trees from Sherman Nursery in Charles City for residents to buy and place in either their own yards or elsewhere around the city. Jim Eaton, a member of the Trees Forever organization, said the program, which began a decade ago, has received a positive response from Altans in the past, and hopes the same type of enthusiasm will be displayed in 2002...
Summit youth travel to Des Moines for Impact 2001 retreat last weekend (01/03/02)
Six sponsors traveled with the 26 students from Alta to the weekend-long retreat, which is the annual central district event for the Evangelical Free Church. Hosted by the Mariott Hotel in Des Moines, 1,400 teenagers, sponsors and youth pastors attended Impact 2001, and the audience included churches from Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota...
New FFA program offers area chapters $2,000 to help with environmental education (01/03/02)
The FFA Environment First grant program will provide FFA chapters across Iowa with resources to conduct, promote and publicize activities that enhance environmental awareness and stewardship. To assist in these efforts, the Iowa Farm Bureau is making $80,000 available in grant funding so that a minimum of 40 chapters across the state can participate in the program...
SL man dies of self-inflicted wound (01/03/02)
On Jan. 1, 2002, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Buena Vista County Sheriff's office received a report of a man down at 1310 615th St. The Buena Vista County Ambulance and sheriff's office deputies responded to the scene. Upon arrival, the body of a 25-year-old Cory Bethune, Storm Lake, was found in the basement of the home. He was pronounced dead on the scene...
WHAT'S NEW FOR 2002 (01/03/02)
She is pictured with her mother, Mary of Sioux Rapids. Kennidy weighed in at 8 pounds and 6 ounces, and will receive a prize package of New Year's Baby prizes from the Pilot-Tribune and its advertisers...
BV supervisors vote 4-1 to give $125,000 for lake effort (01/03/02)
Supervisors Lorna Burnside, Herb Crampton, Dick Vail and Jim Gustafson voted in favor of the funding. Supervisor Doug Bruns voted against it. The Lake Preservation Association asked the county to consider providing $350,000 per year for 10 years to fund further dredging efforts and work in the Storm Lake watershed...
Aqua Center turns indoor-outdoor pool (01/03/02)
The plan for a large Storm Lake Aquatic Center has moved halfway in out of the cold, adapted almost unchanged as an indoor-outdoor pool within a proposed Storm Lake Community/Recreation center plan. The city-formed committee that had planned the Aquatic Center as a replacement for the aging city pool has stepped aside, deferring to a committee formed by Mayor Jon Kruse to plan a community center. ...
Teeing off with Melea: A former All-American, pro golf competitor, takes reins at hometown Lake Creek links (01/03/02)
She thought golf sounded fun, and wondered if she could improve on a game she did not yet know much about. However, Melea's two older sisters had done well competing on the Tornado track team, and many assumed Melea would continue the family tradition of racing down marked lanes rather than driving golf balls down grassy fareways...
Mason City teen-age girl has dream of playing hockey in Olympics (01/03/02)
But unlike most, she dons headgear and kneepads daily and takes to the ice - a journey that she hopes one day will help her realize her dream of playing Olympic hockey. "And coaching a pro team," she said. "The Olympics would be one thing, but coaching a team where guys say, 'Oh boy, a girl coach. We'll show her.'...
Petersen's layup gives BV tournament championship (01/03/02)
Adam Jones, who was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player and the Iowa Conference Athlete of the Week, scored 18 points and collected six rebounds. Jones made four 3-pointers for Buena Vista, now 7-3 overall. Buena Vista used a 13-2 run to pull away from a 33-31 lead to start the second half and went on to beat California Lutheran University 77-66 in the first round last Saturday...
Oregon dismantles Colorado; LSU wins shootout with Illinois (01/03/02)
Samie Parker caught nine passes for 162 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown that put Oregon ahead for good in the second quarter, when the Ducks outgained the Buffaloes 198 yards to 53. Oregon's Steve Smith set a Fiesta Bowl record with three interceptions, and the Ducks' defense - ranked 81st in NCAA Division I - shut down Colorado's running game...
Iowa's football future looking much brighter (01/03/02)
SAN ANTONIO - Iowa got everything it wanted from its trip to the Alamo Bowl. The returning players should benefit from the additional practice time, the program received some national exposure and, best of all, everyone got a lift going into next year because the Hawkeyes won the game...
Area gallery hosts show for famed ISU resident sculptor (01/03/02)
The exhibit will feature a collection of artworks created by Christian Petersen, now recognized as being the first resident artist on any university campus. The collection will be on display from Jan. 9 through Feb. 9, 2002. The public is invited to an opening reception to be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Arts on Grand on Saturday, Jan. 12. Those attending are welcome to share any stories or experiences they may have had interacting with the artist as a teacher at ISU...
SLHS Concert Band prepares for Parade of Bands, trip to Epcot Center (01/03/02)
This will be the performance debut of the contest tunes they will be performing in Florida at the Musicfest Orlando National Music Contest. The program for Epcot will include these pieces as well as other literature. The Pep Band has been performing at home basketball games providing entertainment for themselves as well as the game audiences...
100th birthday of 4-H event set (01/03/02)
All 4th grade and older youth are urged to attend. They must bring a parent or guardian with them, as their guest. No gifts please - a fee of $1 per person is requested to offset the cost of project supplies. Several hands-on activities are planned. Please RSVP by January 17, with the Extension Office at 732-5056 or e-maile lietzl@iastate.edu...
Pilot and Noteables team for jazz concert (01/03/02)
The Noteables jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band will perform. This 17-piece big band tours throughout the upper midwest annually, entertaining communities of all sizes. From formal performances in grand auditoriums to casual concerts in the park, The Noteables are in constant demand...
Chamber Highlights (01/03/02)
Along with "our blade," they will have a full-scale skateboard basin on display. The show will open in February and run through May. If anybody will be in the Columbus area, let us know...
Newell native heads up rising agriculture company (01/03/02)
Today, Sorbe is behind the cockpit of a rising agriculture company which recently acquired rights to distribute one of the world's leading modular feed processor (MFP) and feed batching systems to dealers across the world. Sorbe, 28, is the Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Controls, Inc., which specializes in custom control systems for both agriculture and industrial batching / material handling applications...
Marlyse Payne (01/03/02)
Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, January 3, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake with Reverends Connie Spitzack and Mark Youngquist officiating. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon...
Melvin Selk (01/03/02)
Interment was in Oakland Cemetery, Peterson. Warner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Melvin E. "Butch" Selk, the son of Elmer and Hesper Mae Libolt Selk, was born November 14, 1941, near Larrabee. He received his education in Linn Grove, and graduated from there in 1959. Following his graduation, he began to farm in the Linn Grove area...
Dorothy Whitaker (01/03/02)
Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Sliefert Redig Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Dorothy Catherine Daly was born on March 19, 1920 near Oto, at the home of her parents, George J. and Rose (Ainchem) Daly. She was the sixth of their eight children...
Matilda Parker (01/03/02)
Tillie had previously resided at Harmony of Sheboygan, Wis., for five years. Tillie was born on September 6, 1909 in Alta, the daughter of the late August and Emma (Peters) Dreier. She graduated from Alta High School. On December 13, 1934, she married the late Robert Milton Parker in Waterloo. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2001. Tillie worked at Schuster's (Gimbels) in Milwaukee as an assistant buyer for over 20 years before her retirement...
Marian Hoffman (01/03/02)
Interment will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church. The Sliefert Redig Funeral of Storm Lake is in charge of arrangements. Marian died in her sleep, Sunday, December 23, 2001 at the home of her grandson in St. Paul, Minn. She had celebrated her 90th birthday with her family the previous week...
Three arrested for alcohol (01/03/02)
Upon contacting the occupants of the vehicle police determined that a 21-year-old subject in the vehicle had supplied alcohol to two minors. Police arrested Jacob Lee Mattson, 21, Alta, and charged him with Consumption of Alcohol on a Public Street, Open Container in a Vehicle and Supplying Alcohol to a Minor. Mattson was booked into the Buena Vista County Jail on $2,275 cash bond...
Drugs seized in Laurens (01/03/02)
Arrested were Jason Bouska 29, Tamera Hauswirth, 30, William Vierow, 40. A search warrant was executed on the Bouska/Hauswirth residence in Laurens. A quantity of controlled substances, $2,055 in cash and drug paraphernalia were seized. Bouska and Hauswirth were charged with Possession of Methamphetamine a serious misdemeanor, Possession of Marijuana a serious misdemeanor, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Child endangerment a aggravated misdemeanor. ...
SL woman files false report (01/03/02)
On August 14, Culley reported to police that after an early morning collision on her bike with another subject, the subject cut her in the abdomen with an object and fled the scene. At the time of the reported attack an extensive search was conducted by police and no suspect was located...
Man arrested for hit-and-run (01/03/02)
Police learned that a 1995 Chevy S10 pick-up truck had just struck a 1999 Dodge Ram pick-up truck in the parking lot and then left the scene. The vehicle that fled the scene left in an eastbound direction. Police located the suspect vehicle and stopped it in the Dynos Parking Lot. ...
Three arrested after fight at local night club (01/03/02)
Upon arrival of Police Officers they determined three subjects had caused a disturbance inside of the establishment and upon being asked to leave threatened the owner of the nightclub. The subjects were removed from the club by club employees and detained in the parking lot for Police...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Bombers and prayers (01/03/02)
Iowa's most famous (or infamous) protester, Father Frank Cordaro, is a good barometer. In October, Cordaro set aside the possibility of a protest of former Secretary of State Madeline Albright's speech at Buena Vista University, out of respect for the response to the September 11 tragedies...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Boosting speed, and boosting death (01/03/02)
Some top Iowa legislators are eager to increase the speed limit and fatality rate. Tell Rep. Rants that Iowa doesn't have to follow the herd instinct and run off the cliff with the "heavy foot" states. There's more than enough proof that past speed limit increases immediately increased the fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles of travel on those same highways, but the leadfoot lobby cleverly mixes those increased fatality rates on increased speed limit highways in with the "total" or "national rates," because the latter has declined in recent years because of better drunk driving laws, more air bags, and better teenage licensing.. ...
BETWEEN THE LINES - The lady of the logs (01/03/02)
You won't find the politicians and the movers and shakers here; frankly, they don't make that much of an impression. I'm drawn toward the romantics, rare that they are these days. What is a romantic? Heck, if you don't know, don't expect me to explain it. One of Iowa's best writers, Robert James Waller, once said this:...