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Stories from Tuesday, January 8, 2002

Head Start, Kinderschool combine forces to enhance early education for students (01/08/02)
Kathi Buckingham and Kaye Dornath, the co-directors of the newly-formed Kinderschool / Head Start class in Storm Lake, said the combined program, which began this fall, has assisted a large number of students in a multitude of ways, and has been a positive change for students and teachers alike...
Hospital helicopter forced down (01/08/02)
Authorities said the helicopter was taking an accident victim from Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg to Mercy Medical Center when it was forced to land just after 11 p.m. at the Algona Municipal Airport. The patient, 29-year-old Aaron Wood of Rolfe, was injured when he lost control of his van on a county road in Pocahontas County...
SL seniors want accessibility (01/08/02)
People start arriving around 11 a.m. so they have some extra time to talk before lunch. They hang up their coats, greet their friends. The coffee is poured. The conversations vary - from the news, to the weather, to last week's Nebraska game - and opinions in each case tend to be passionate and varied...
WEDDING WONDERS (01/08/02)
Along with clothing, there were caterers, photographers, bakers, DJs and more to help plan the perfect wedding. More than 170 people attended the event - about 65 of them brides-to-be - from around northwest Iowa...
Area river inspires a small army of ecology volunteers (01/08/02)
That's the case with water testing in the Raccoon River Watershed. For the last three years a small army of volunteers have helped collect samples from close to 50 locations throughout the 2.3 million acre watershed. The Raccoon River and its watershed has been a continuing source of concern for possible pollution and nitrate content, most importantly because the Raccoon River serves as the water source for more than 370,000 people (one-tenth the state's population) in the Des Moines area...
Iowa Tuition Grant application process begins for state's prospective private collegians (01/08/02)
Dr. Carl E. Zylstra, chairman of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU) and president of Dordt College in Sioux Center, said the grants could help determine where several students will attend college next year, particularly if deciding whether to enroll in a private or public institution...
SL boys hold off late charge from Alta (01/08/02)
Ellens stole Alta's inbounds pass with 10 seconds remaining to help secure the victory for the Tornadoes, now 7-2 overall. The game was tied at 15-15 at the end of the first quarter. Storm Lake led 32-30 at intermission and 53-49 entering the fourth period of play...
Baylor proves to be too much for Iowa State to handle (01/08/02)
Now, with a young team and only nine scholarship players, any absence is huge for the Cyclones. That became apparent when Tyray Pearson was limited to 11 minutes in the second half because of fouls in a 79-74 loss to Baylor on Saturday. "In the old days, we might have been able to absorb that," Iowa State coach Larry Eustachy said. "But now you take Tyray out and who do you put in? The janitor?"...
Iowa women upset Purdue again (01/08/02)
Purdue lost only three times to Big Ten opponents last year and Iowa handed the Boilermakers two of those losses. Sunday, the Hawkeyes did it again. Iowa, which had shot just 33 percent in losing its two previous games, put together one of its best efforts of the season in beating No. 10 Purdue 90-75...
Hot start by Ohio State wears out Iowa (01/08/02)
Brian Brown scored 19 points, including 10 in a row in the second half, as Ohio State started and finished fast in a 72-62 victory over No. 9 Iowa on Saturday night. "It was a big game for both teams," Iowa coach Steve Alford said. "At the beginning, their kids thought it was a lot bigger for them than it was for us."...
Wagener, Harder place second for SL wrestlers (01/08/02)
Clear Lake won the meet and Algona finished second. "You can't really look at where we finished as a team," Storm Lake coach Ty Seaman said. "We didn't take the full team and you just can't compete as a team with nine of the 14 weights." Wagener lost to Mike Billings of Clear Lake 15-0 in the finals at 130 pounds. Harder fell to Loren Weiler of LeMars by pn in 3 minutes, 6 seconds in the 135-pound finals...
St. Mary's takes second at CYO (01/08/02)
LeMars Gehlen led 18-14 after one period of play, 33-24 at the half, and 50-44 entering the fourth quarter. Eric Wordekemper netted 19 points for St. Mary's, while Kyle Drey added 12. "We got off to a poor start and we didn't execute very well to begin the game, especially on the defensive end," St. Mary's coach Phil Skamser said. "We gave up a lot of easy shots. That was probably the big thing. We put ourselves in a hole by getting down early."...
Buzzer-beater sinks BV women, 61-59 (01/08/02)
Lindsey Pfalmer missed a shot with 3 seconds left and Fry grabbed the rebound and put it back in as the buzzer sounded. Buena Vista led for much of the second half, clinging to a four to five-point lead. Cornell tied the game at 56-all on a layup by Lindsey Mesner with 1:55 remaining...
Former BV coach treated to a rout (01/08/02)
Timm, who coached Buena Vista from 1994-96, watched his Cornell College team get thumped by the Beavers 96-56 in an Iowa Conference game on Saturday at Siebens Center. Buena Vista shot 47 percent in the first half to build a 46-29 halftime lead, then made a blistering 66 percent of their shots in outscoring the Rams 53-30 in the second half...
The Great Canine get-together at Clay arena (01/08/02)
Special categories also include: Spay and Neutered, Veteran dogs and dogs of special registration such as those registered with UKC, CKC, AKC, UCI etc. The IABCA allows breeders and owners to title their dogs here, stateside, without having to send the dogs over seas and subject them to health risks as well as long quarantines...
Majestic bald eagles attract winter admirers (01/08/02)
Once nearly extinct, the American Bald Eagle is now commonly visible along the shores of some large lakes and rivers during the winter. For a closer look, head to a bald eagle-watching event in one of Iowa's waterfront communities. At the annual Eagle Watch in Clinton, visitors can enjoy outdoor eagle viewing at Lock & Dam 13. ...
Winter golf tourney planned (01/08/02)
Enter the 15th annual Off-Shore Masters Winter Golf Tournament. The Off-Shore Masters is scheduled for Saturday, January 19, at Koser-Spring Lake Park in Cherokee. The tourney format includes a challenging nine-hole par-34 course, with the tees on land and the sand "greens" on frozen Spring Lake. Only 6-9 irons and putters are allowed for clubs, and colored balls are required...
James Hoffman (01/08/02)
Funeral services were held Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early with the Father Patrick O'Kane officiating. Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Early. James Connor Hoffman was born August 31, 1919, in Wheaton, Ill., the son of John and Beatrice (Connor) Hoffman. He received his education in Wheaton, Ill., graduating from St. Michael's High School. James served in the Army Air Force during World War II...
Mary Connell (01/08/02)
Funeral mass will be Wednesday, January 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake with the Reverends Robert Schimmer, Patrick O'Kane, Richard Remmes and Deacon LeRoy Rupp officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call any time after 2 p.m. on Tuesday at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home, 300 Cayuga Street, where the family will be present to greet friends. There will be a Legion of Mary Service at 3:30 p.m. and a Parish Scripture Service at 7 p.m...
Ralph Mongan (01/08/02)
Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia. Military honors will be by the Grashoff-McManus American Legion Post #390 of Aurelia. Ralph Guy Mongan was born on May 17, 1917, in Aurelia, the son of Charles and Carrie (Hillary) Mongan. Ralph attended school in Aurelia and graduated from the Aurelia High School in 1934. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Honored citizens share the thanks (01/08/02)
We would like to recognize some of the elves that helped us with Santa's Castle this past year. First was our handy man Mark Jackson. He did all the work on the building and helped Jason Ballou and Harold Kentigh with the mechanical restoration of the animated figures. Keith Kistenmacher painted and spruced up the railings and poles. The special displays by Burt Bonebrake, Janet Straus and Susan Stone were a wonderful addition...