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Stories from Thursday, January 24, 2002

Freedom Quilters find unexpected allies at Coe (01/24/02)
The latest donation comes from faculty and staff at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. Laura Skandera-Trombley, the college dean and a Mark Twain scholar, heard about Betty Nielsen and her Freedom Quilt project during a stop at a service station. Skandera-Trombley and Coe secretaries Jennifer Archibald and Doris Gitzy organized the quilt effort, which was joined by 22 members of the faculty and staff...
N-F upbeat on teacher wage negotiations (01/24/02)
The teachers and the district have held two required open meetings concerning the issue, and have each given the other their proposals for a new pay and benefits package for the upcoming school year. The teachers made an initial proposal of a 6-percent package increase during the first meeting on Dec. 17, while the school board counter-offered a 3.5 percent hike at the second collective bargaining meeting on Jan. 8...
Teen arrests record high, adults drop (01/24/02)
Storm Lake police experienced an explosion in juvenile crime arrests in 2001, even as adult arrests declined to the lowest level in five years, according to an annual study released by the department Tuesday. During 2001, there were 484 juvenile arrests, up from 289 the previous year, and far eclipsing the previous high of 317 youth arrests in 1998...
Reunion seeking families of Buena Vista County's pioneers (01/24/02)
The first reunion was held in 1876, just a few years after Storm Lake was founded, and while many of the pioneers who forged the county's first settlements along the Little Sioux Valley were still civic leaders. In the 1920s, the Buena Vista County Daughters of the American Revolution organized Old Settlers Day again, with help from the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce, inviting survivors from a list of hundreds of names that then-Chamber Secretary W. ...
Speech students shine at district large group contest last weekend (01/24/02)
The high percentage of large groups earning trips to state impressed AHS speech instructor Brad Nesbitt, who said he was extremely proud of the 60 students who traveled to River Valley High School for the event. "We really had a super day," Nesbitt said. ...
Latham to SL: 'It's been an honor' focus on King legacy (01/24/02)
This marked Latham's last community meeting in Storm Lake. Under new congressional districts approved by the Iowa Legislature last year, Latham's home is now included in Iowa's 4th Congressional District. Latham said he would miss representing Storm Lake, and said he has appreciated the friends and supporters he has met here...
Students focus on King legacy (01/24/02)
Students at both Buena Vista University and the Storm Lake Middle School are working together to preserve and enhance the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King through a new leadership and mentoring program, and advisors of both sets of students say the project has been a positive one for everyone involved...
FHA students raise $690 for trip to Des Moines with "help" auction (01/24/02)
The auction, which took place between halftimes of both the girls' and boys' basketball games against Newell-Fonda Tuesday evening, was the biggest fundraising event by the FHA this year, and sponsor Darlene Still said she was thrilled about the amount of money raised, and said it would allow the students to take full advantage of the many opportunities in Des Moines during the trip...
Alta JV boys storm to big 30-point victory at WLVA (01/24/02)
Alta led after one frame by the score of 14-6, and the Cyclones then extended their lead to 33-16 at the half. The third quarter was evenly matched between both squads, as the Cyclones and WLVA each scored eight points in the period. Alta put the game away in the fourth quarter, however, as the Cyclones steadily widened the lead throughout the last eight minutes and won by a final of 67-30...
Students become the test makers (01/24/02)
It's not every day that 8th grade students write tests for their fellow students. But that's exactly what they're doing in Marsha Ingram's reading classes at the Storm Lake Middle School. A project Ingram is incorporating into the Accelerated Reader program has some of her students choosing to read books and write tests over them. Those tests will eventually be used by other students as part of future Accelerated Reader programs...
Some good advice: save your ID information (01/24/02)
Here are some suggestions to help protect your identity, from the Buena Vista County Emergency Management Department...
AEA merger 'logical' to meet needs (01/24/02)
Both boards also agreed to begin negotiations to share the services of chief administrator Bill Garner and business manager Steve Beeghley beginning July 1, 2002. Lakeland administrator Al Wood and business manager Donna Johnson plan to retire. The decision to share the administrators and to pursue a merger between the two AEAs is a first for the state of Iowa. A feasibility study was completed this month, which recommended the two agencies unite...
City, mobile home park far apart on ordinance proposals (01/24/02)
Clark Fort, one of the owners of the mobile home park north of IBP, was present with his attorney, Dave Patton, to discuss the proposed ordinance. The matter was discussed at the last council meeting, and the council asked that Fort and his attorney work with the city attorney and city staff on any changes they may want to see...
SL turns back Spirit Lake (01/24/02)
Storm Lake jumped out to an 18-11 lead after the first quarter and held a 35-27 halftime advantage. It was 46-40 entering the fourth period. Jenny Woodford scored 13 points and had two assists and two steals for the Tornadoes, now 4-7 in the league and 6-9 overall. Molly Daniels and Billie Blanchard added six points apiece...
GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - St. Mary's routs Pomeroy-Palmer (01/24/02)
The game was tied at 10-all after the first quarter. St. Mary's used an 11-1 spurt in the second quarter to take a 21-11 lead at halftime. The Panthers led 36-17 heading into the fourth period. Megan Kestel scored six points, as did Kari Hartogh for the Panthers, now 6-5 in the league and 9-7 overall...
Loss to Spirit Lake costly for SL boys (01/24/02)
For starters, the Tornadoes, one of the top teams in the Lakes Conference, suffered a 58-56 upset loss in overtime to Spirit Lake, one of the lower echelon teams in the league. In addition, Storm Lake also lost its starting point guard and soul of the team, Jeff DeHaan, for the season...
Springers teams place third at meet (01/24/02)
The Blue team took third in the upper division with a score of 121.65. The Pink team took third in the lower division with a score of 89.2. Lower Division In the novice age 8-and-under, Iwa Chanthavong placed first on vault, second in all-around and fourth on floor. ...
SL wrestlers drop pair of duals to MOC-Floyd Valley, Woodbury Central (01/24/02)
Storm Lake had to endure that again on Tuesday night as Woodbury Central and MOC-Floyd Valley defeated the Tornadoes in a double dual at Orange City. Woodbury Central won 48-30 and MOC-Floyd Valley triumphed 45-24. "Like I have said before, it is just tough to give up 24 points and win dual meets," Storm Lake coach Ty Seaman said. "Hopefully, we will get a couple of kids back in the lineup next week and that will help."...
Top-ranked Knights top St. Mary's (01/24/02)
Pomeroy-Palmer led 18-6 after the first quarter, 39-16 at halftime and 63-26 heading into the fourth period. Chris Hanssen scored 13 points for the Knights, while Alex Poppen added 10. Kyle Drey scored 12 points to lead St. Mary's, now 4-8 in the league and 5-9 overall. Eric Wordekemper and Tim Brown each had six points...
Iowa snaps 3-game losing streak (01/24/02)
Iowa broke a three-game losing streak and might have ended Michigan State's last hope of winning a fifth straight Big Ten championship by beating the Spartans 75-71 Tuesday night. Three nights after playing miserably in a 63-50 loss at Northwestern that knocked the Hawkeyes out of the Top 25, they responded with a solid effort that featured contributions from everyone...
BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - Alta pulls off upset of No. 7 Newell-Fonda (01/24/02)
Alta led 15-14 after the first quarter, but trailed 30-26 at halftime. It was 44-42 Newell-Fonda heading into the fourth period. The Cyclones outscored the Mustangs 17-6 in the final 8 minutes of play. Jared Johnson scored 13 points and Josh Droegmiller 10 for the Cyclones, now 11-5 overall. ...
ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS (01/24/02)
CE plans ski trip to Mount Kato On February 18, CommUNITY Ed will be offering another Ski Trip to Mt. Kato in Minnesota. Students in grades 5 through 12 are invited to attend. The trip will depart from Storm Lake High School at 6:15 a.m. on Monday the 18, Presidents day, and will return at 9 p.m. ...
Area chaplain makes debut as an author (01/24/02)
The Cherokee man and graduate of Buena Vista University published his first book this month, "Taking Break-Time for Me," a collection of essays that he says are designed to "make you look at things differently." Alexander's essays range from a few paragraphs to a few pages, spinning imaginary characters, like the short-bodied farmer who is described by his neighbors as "He's just a little fellow, but his forehead touches the sky." Or the fly fisherman Carl who finds a message in the turbulence of his favorite bass stream.. ...
Local antique store celebrates 25th year of business in SL (01/24/02)
She has also made those historical heirlooms available for customers in northwest Iowa for the same 25-year period, as her business, Lou's Antiques, has provided a place for residents of Storm Lake to peruse and purchase vintage objects of all sizes, shapes and categories...
Citizens First National Bank to host Century of Service Celebration (01/24/02)
The open house kicks off a year-long celebration that includes special product offerings and corporate citizenship projects, including a gift of playground equipment to the City of Storm Lake that will be made this spring. The Feb. 1 itinerary includes gifts for the first 250 guests, hourly drawings for $100 in Storm Lake Bucks, historical memorabilia, refreshments and Citizens coupons worth $175 of savings on bank services for customers...
Baker to present succession planning seminar at SL workshop (01/24/02)
How do I communicate the economic realities of farming to my family? Farm families face many questions when planning for changes in their farm operation. Transition, succession and estate are all names used for these changes. Iowa State University Extension is sponsoring a workshop to help farmers do succession planning...
Kay Snyder (01/24/02)
Kay passed away January 15, 2002. A memorial fund has been established with the Leukemia Foundation. Kay Selleck was born November 13, 1940 in Storm Lake. Kay and her husband, Tom had moved to Vancouver two years ago after spending 38 years in the Hillsboro, OR. area. She worked alongside her husband in their business, T.E. Construction in Vancouver. She was a member of Worldwide Church of God...
Lucy Oberreuter (01/24/02)
Lucy passed away on January 17, 2002. Lucy Ann Oberreuter was born March 8, 1915, on the family farm near Mapleton. She grew up and was educated in the area and graduated from St. Patrick's Academy in Danbury. She furthered her education in attending Normal Training for teachers in Cedar Falls. She then taught classes in country school...
Kathryn Cresap (01/24/02)
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 22, at 10:30 a.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Richard Arndt will officiate. Burial will be in the Nemaha Cemetery at Nemaha. There will be family prayer service at 10:15 a.m., at the church on Tuesday. Boothby Funeral Home, Cherokee, is in charge of arrangements...
Estelle Williams (01/24/02)
Estelle Ai Williams, the son of Jacob and Winnie Mae (Swearingen) Williams, was born Sept. 28, 1928, in Laurens. He received his education in Marathon and in Storm Lake before entering the Armed Forces during the Korean Conflict. After the service, he married Louella Wright in Nebraska. ...
Margery Sleezer (01/24/02)
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 26, at 10:30 a.m., at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee, with Reverend Jay Reiff and Reverend Ray Kruger officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Aurelia. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. ...
Noreen Foxhoven (01/24/02)
Moser Memorial Chapel, Fremont, is in charge of arrangements. Noreen passed away Tuesday, January 22, at Fremont Area Medical Center. Noreen was born March 9, 1937, in Mapleton, Iowa, the daughter of Norbert and Ethel (Kurth) Wessling. She grew up in the Mapleton and Danbury area. ...
Eugene Christ (01/24/02)
Eugene August Wayne Christ was born August 28, 1931, to Fred and Maria (Baumann) Christ at Lakota, Iowa. He received his education at the Lakota school, graduating in 1949. Eugene was confirmed in 1946 in the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Lakota. He served his country during the Korean War Two years...
Hilda Brummer (01/24/02)
Funeral services were held Monday, January 21, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Church of Christ, rural Newell with Reverend John Pinkerman officiating. Burial was in the St. John's Church Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Hilda Mary Hogrefe was born March 23, 1913 in Buena Vista County, the daughter of John and Amanda (Hartje) Hogrefe. She attended Zion Lutheran Parochial School and was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in 1927...
GUEST EDITORIAL - Love 'til it hurts (01/24/02)
Love is supposed to be this wonderfully fuzzy feeling - this feeling of closeness and of care for another human being. Yes. That is love, but that's not loving until it hurts. The sermon in my church last Sunday was given by a man who loves until it hurts. I think this man may even love beyond hurt...
GUEST EDITORIAL - Enron spotlights reform need (01/24/02)
But it doesn't matter. The heavy donations raise suspicions about impropriety, which is enough to spark an investigation. And an investigation is enough to turn what might be a benign story into a front-page scandal for the president and his staff...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Catch more flies with taste of honey (01/24/02)
Based on the opinion of local state representative Russ Eddie, a group rallying against factory farms at the statehouse recently probably did more harm than good for their cause. Arranged by the aggressive Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement group, many in the rally refused to remove their caps while they sat in on the governor's Condition of the State speech, made a lot of disrespectful noise to the governor, and in some cases had to be removed by State Patrol officers, even as they continued to antagonize members of the assembly.. ...
BETWEEN THE LINES - Life beyond the TV set (01/24/02)
The parents and teachers there have done the unthinkable - they've turned off the town's television sets. They proposed "A Week of Fun Without TV." Kids were encouraged to sign a contract not to turn on the tube, and instead took part in a series of entertainment, fitness and reading community activities...