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Stories from Thursday, January 10, 2002

City Council votes to raise salaries of several municipal employees (01/10/02)
Members of the Alta City Council passed a motion to raise the salaries of several employees of the City of Alta by 4 percent at their monthly meeting Monday night, as the council began its work on the town's budget for Fiscal Year 2002-2003. The motion would increase the salaries of six municipal employees beginning in July of 2002, including the City Clerk, members of the Alta Street Department and the City Custodian...
Local scholarships are available (01/10/02)
Buena Vista County Farm Bureau will be giving three scholarships this year to high school seniors in the amounts of $500, $400 and $300. The Iowa Farm Bureau will be presenting a total of fifty-four $1000 scholarships. The IFBF scholarships are available to both high school seniors as well as those currently in college...
Iowa Central to name gym after Laurens doctor (01/10/02)
The Triton gymnasium and surrounding area will be known as Dr. John E. Hodges Field House from that time forward. A dedication ceremony will take place during halftime of the women's game which starts at 5:30 p.m. Hodges is a 32 year member of the Iowa Central Board of Trustees and has been instrumental in helping to oversee the tremendous growth of the Fort Dodge based school which serves the nine counties of Area V...
Dirkx re-elected to BV County FSA committee (01/10/02)
LAA #2 includes Fairfield, Grant, Coon, Providence and Newell Townships. Other current committee members include: Don Binder, Alta, Ray Anderson, Alta, and Advisor Ruth Mickelson, Storm Lake. Additional results of the balloting include Karl Lind, Albert City, elected 1st Alternate and Karen Grau, Newell, elected 2nd Alternate. Eligible voters consisted of all farm owners and operators from LAA #2 who are eligible to take part in USDA programs administered by the local Farm Service Agency (FSA)...
Era of affiliation paying off for BV Medical Center (01/10/02)
BVRMC has been affiliated with Iowa Health Systems since January 1999. The decision to partner was never out of financial hardship, according to BVRMC CEO Jim Sinek. "Financially this hospital is very strong," Sinek said. "What we find beneficial with our relationship with Iowa Health Systems is the ability for us to access specialized expertise when we need it and without having to pay for that on an ongoing basis."...
Nautical fan has big ideas for Storm Lake's landlocked dream schooner (01/10/02)
Walter Stover, a native of Sheffield, Iowa, is enthusiastically trying to talk to people in Storm Lake to save the schooner, which could be dismantled if Jack Anderson, who now takes care of the vessel, cannot find a buyer willing to take the 45-foot all-oak ship out of its home at 621 Iowa Street...
Catching the wave (01/10/02)
Among the leaders of the Lake Preservation Association, patience is the ultimate virtue. After years of awareness efforts, local government has come on board in the past few weeks in high-impact ways, and public sentiment in the community seems clearly behind their call for water quality...
Launderville fills dual role on JV, varsity BVU squads (01/10/02)
When Ashli Launderville was a senior at Alta High School, she chose to spend time job shadowing Buena Vista women's basketball coach Janet Berry, as the multisport letterwinner at AHS knew she wanted to learn about coaching and basketball from the longtime hoops mentor...
Class of 1971 to begin tree memorial campaign in Alta (01/10/02)
Greg Mattson and Mike Miller came before the City Council on Monday evening requesting help for the Class of '71 Tree Memorial, which will help keep the memories of the members of the class alive with individual trees planted around the city park and the ball diamonds on the southeast part of town...
Violence in TV, movies has BV Extension leader speaking out (01/10/02)
"Those statistics really floor me. Once you've thought about it, you realize that children are seeing even more violence than we had thought, and it's right there on every kind of TV program, movie, some of the music - not to mention the video games," says Rhonda Christensen, Education Director for the Buena Vista County Extension Service, who has been working over the past year to help raise awareness to violence in the media...
City of Lakeside passes vehicle ordinance (01/10/02)
The council reviewed the city water ordinance, and a motion was made to set a $65 utility deposit, which is to be refunded by the city after 24 months of penalty-free service. A reconnect fee was increased to $75. Lakeside water rates will increase to $3 per 1,000 gallons, while Bel Air rates will rise to $3.18 in March...
BV guard overcomes surgery to play again (01/10/02)
The Buena Vista sophomore guard wasn't feeling good just hours before her team was to play Colorado College in the first round of the Nebraska Wesleyan Tournament on Dec. 15. She went to lay down to see if it would pass. It didn't. Taylor never likes to miss a game, so the pain in her side must have been too unbearable because she couldn't play in the game later that night...
N-F overcomes fourth quarter deficit to beat Sac (01/10/02)
Sac City led 65-52 midway through the fourth quarter. Jenny Scharn and Erin Kies each hit a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 68-62 with 2 minutes remaining. The Mustangs scored eight unanswered points in the next minute to take a 70-68 lead. Newell-Fonda outscored the Indians 28-15 in the fourth quarter, including a 12-3 spurt in the last 2 minutes of the game...
GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - St. Mary's holds off Alta charge (01/10/02)
Alta led 9-8 after the first quarter, but St. Mary's used an 11-5 spurt in the second quarter to take a 19-14 halftime lead. The Panthers extended their lead to 32-24 entering the fourth period. Alta cut the deficit to 39-35 with 2:06 remaining, but could not get any closer as St. Mary's made enough free throws to maintain its lead...
BV's Jones repeats as men's player of the week (01/10/02)
Jones, a senior forward from Jefferson, averaged 20.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two games. In a 77-55 victory over Coe last Friday, he scored 13 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists. The following night against Cornell, Jones scored 28 points on 8-for-13 shooting including 7-for-11 from 3-point land. In the 96-56 Beavers victory, he also grabbed five rebounds and handed out two assists in 24 minutes of play...
Alta edges St. Mary's in double OT (01/10/02)
St. Mary's led 15-12 after the first quarter. Alta took a 27-20 halftime lead and a 38-36 lead after three quarters. It was tied at 49-all after regulation and 53-all after the first overtime. Eric Holton added 11 points for the Cyclones. Glienke cleared eight rebounds and Bunjes six. Holton tallied eight assists and Jamie Hammer four...
McCarney could get another year on contract (01/10/02)
McCarney signed a four-year, $2.4 million contract after the 2000 season, with the understanding that Iowa State could add a year to the deal at any time. Athletic director Bruce Van De Velde said promised during the negotiations for that contract to add a year if the team showed progress in 2001. The Cyclones went 7-5 and made a second straight bowl trip...
BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - Newell-Fonda blitzes Sac City (01/10/02)
Newell-Fonda led 18-13 after the first quarter, 40-28 at halftime and 71-41 entering the fourth period of play. Bryce Edwards scored 18 points for the Mustangs, now 9-1 overall. Matt Stauter added 17 and Jared Daniel 12. Edwards, Stauter and Austin Wells all cleared six rebounds. Daniel added five. Beau Artist handed out nine assists and Stauter four. Edwards charted four steals, while Artist, Daniel and Ripke each had three. Eric Johnson blocked three shots...
Okoboji Winter Games festivities announced (01/10/02)
The 22nd annual Winter Games begin on January 25th with a Chili cook-off at Mau Marine. A Snowball Dance and Moonlight Ski will follow on opening day. A number of winter activities will be available to the public on Saturday, January 26, including broomball, dogsled rides, ice bowling, mini golf, ice fishing, and even a talent show...
Fly fishing course to be offered by CE (01/10/02)
Chris Lloyd of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will teach basic knots, how to rig a rod, casting tactics, fishing accessories and much more. No experience is necessary for this hands-on course and all needed equipment will be provided. Upon completion of this course, participants will have the skills needed to catch warm/cold-water game fish on a fly rod. ...
Rock In Prevention's Pat McManus releases 9-11 Stand Tall America tribute (01/10/02)
Rock In Prevention's Pat McManus wrote the song in response to the American tragedy September 11, and to unify Americans of all races, cultures, ethnicities and religions. HyVee, the Title Sponsor of Rock in Prevention, is carrying the CD single in its stores statewide. ...
Sproul sews up new quilt shop for downtown SL (01/10/02)
Bettie Sproul, a native of Missouri Valley, Iowa, will open One of a Kind Quilts to the public next month, and she said the goal of the store is to help the trade of quilting flourish in Storm Lake. "I want to make sure the art of quilting doesn't die out," Sproul said. "I don't want it to become a dying art that nobody knows about, and I think opening this store will help keep it alive around the Storm Lake and northwest Iowa area."...
BUSINESS BRIEFS (01/10/02)
Alliant Energy's Iowa utilities to become Interstate Power and Light Company Alliant Energy officials have announced that the holding company's two Iowa utilities, IES Utilities Inc. (IES) and Interstate Power Co. (IPC), have become one legal entity under the name of Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL)...
Local Monsanto facility earns international quality award (01/10/02)
Harlan Matasovsky, facility manager, said the International Organization of Standards is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 110 countries. ISO registration requires independent auditing of processes and performance. Employees at the Storm Lake facility submitted considerable documentation developed over many months and were inspected by an independent team to see that designated processes were being followed...
George Sundblad (01/10/02)
Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. George Edward Sundblad was born July 25, 1918, the youngest of seven children to Gustav and Techla Josephine (Anderson) Sundblad near Larrabee. The family later moved to a farm near Sioux Rapids where George received his high school education, and graduated from Sioux Rapids High School in 1936. ...
Rose Schlesselman (01/10/02)
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 11, at 11 a.m. at Aurora United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Oelwein. Rose, the daughter of Carl Johann and Frieda Bertha (Kuenholdt) Weissinger, was born on June 13, 1907, in Des Moines. ...
Mary Connell (01/10/02)
Funeral mass was held 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 was in St. Mary's Cemetery. A memorial fund for the Saint Mary's School Foundation has been established...
Gladys Sonksen (01/10/02)
Funeral service was held Wednesday, January 9, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Lake View with Pastor H. W. Kramer officiating. Burial was in the Manning Cemetery, in Manning, Iowa. Gladys Bernice Asmus was born August 12, 1920, in Audubon County, Iowa, the daughter of William G. and Elizabeth (Jurgens) Asmus. She was baptized on November 28, 1920, and confirmed on June 23, 1935, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lincoln Township, Audubon County. Gladys attended school in Audubon County...
Loran Hartwig (01/10/02)
Interment was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. Barker Funeral Home, Alta, was in charge of arrangements. Loran was born May 1, 1936, the son of Frank Carl and Jessie Edith (Wright) Hartwig, in Rockwell City. Loran graduated from Lytton High School in 1955 and then graduated from trade school...
GUEST OPINION - Asking questions (01/10/02)
I hear that someone got engaged and I'm curious about how he proposed. In general, I like to know what's going on and why. I'm sure I was one of those kids who continually asked her parents "why?" Why does our television set work? Why aren't birds around in the wintertime? Where do people go when they die?...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - How much is a tragedy worth? (01/10/02)
The writer sounds oddly jealous. He notes that nobody in his neighborhood (presumably, Los Angeles) lives like a millionaire. Most mow their own grass, he says. The U.S. government has offered the families of the terrorist attack victims an average settlement of $1.6 million tax-free, according to Balzar, including the two-children family of a lowly World Trade Center cook that had been getting by on his $25,000 a year. ...
BTEWEEN THE LINES - Forever 'the Champ' (01/10/02)
I was happy to see the big movie "Ali" debut, because there's a lot of the man's life that I didn't know. I remember him as an aging fighter, talking a lot before the matches, cringing against the ropes during them. But even then, EVERYONE watched an Ali fight. It wasn't a boxing match, it was a happening...