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Stories from Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Now Starring at St. Mary's... (01/29/02)
~The class Lip Syncs were a hit last Wednesday for the 2002 St. Mary's Homecoming. Pictured , the junior girls show some moves. Ben Ortmann recreate a scene from the movie "Top Gun".
Storm Lake students dominate regional scholastic art competition (01/29/02)
On January 12, 75 art works by 42 Storm Lake High School and 6 Middle School art students have been accepted to this show. This year 71 SLHS and 17 SLMS students prepared and submitted 12 portfolios (8 works each) and 135 individual works in various categories. ...
FAIR targets Iowa again in anti-immigration campaign (01/29/02)
Critics say the television ads are racist efforts to force the immigration debate into Iowa's 2004 presidential caucuses. Sponsors of the ads deny claims of racism, saying the ads are designed to spur changes in the law. The latest ads point to loopholes the Sept. 11 terrorists exploited...
Concordia School opens $650,000 drive, envisions K-8 school at new site (01/29/02)
Highlighted by the ceremonial pounding of the "first nails" by the kindergarten through fourth grade students of the school, the hour-long celebration also featured several songs from the young students and information on the future of Concordia from its administration...
Cheers: 'Save the Cobblestone' (01/29/02)
"We're going to start now," announced Chris Nolte, CEO of the Storm Lake Chamber and Area Development Corporation, between sets of the 2002 Rock 'N' Roll Winter Dance Party. Nolte's announcement was met with applause and cheers from the 500-plus audience...
EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS (01/29/02)
Dykema receives Distinguished Service Award Dennis Dykema, emeritus professor of art at Buena Vista University, received the Distinguished Service Award at the fall conference of the Art Educators of Iowa. The award is given to individuals who have offered their time and talents in service art education in the state of Iowa. Dykema was honored for making a difference in the lives of many future artists and art educators throughout his career...
Eleven SLHS speech groups advance to state contest (01/29/02)
Groups who received scores of "I" advanced to the state contest, which will take place at Spencer High School on Saturday, Feb. 2. Varsity Large Group Events Ensemble Acting (I) Nate Inglis-Steinfeld*, Nate Otto *, Chuck Stark Ensemble Acting (I) Allen Hinkle*, Callie Schons*, Adam Thompson...
Community Education Adventure Club to take place on February 5 (01/29/02)
Kindergartners, first and second graders will go bowling at Storm Lake Bowl, located at 1326 Michigan Street, then will return to South School for recreational activities. Third and fourth grade students will go to South School for a Winter Carnival where they will play badminton, create valentines and snowforts, build snowmen (weather permitting) and participate in other cold weather activities...
3-ton pipe organ moves into UM (01/29/02)
Olsen, a custodian at the church for three years, had one of the best seats in the house Sunday afternoon, as he was able to watch members of the local congregation unload parts of the church's new massive pipe organ, the centerpiece of a year-long renovation effort by the UMC to upgrade and expand their facility at 211 East Third...
BV clicks on all cylinders to rout Central, 92-67 (01/29/02)
Buena Vista clicked on all cylinders offensively as it followed up an upset over first place Simpson with a 92-67 thrashing of Central on Saturday night at Siebens Center. Buena Vista made 39 of 72 field goals in the game for 54 percent, scored 47 points in the first half and 45 in the second half...
PREP WRESTLING - Nichols, Harder take second in Lakes meet (01/29/02)
Storm Lake finished seventh in the team standings with 95 points, one point behind fifth place. Emmetsburg was the team champion with 264.5 points. Spencer finished second with 200.5. Nichols won his first match by pin in 22 seconds and lost in the 103-pound finals by pin in 1 minute, 23 seconds to Andrew Moritz of LeMars...
BV NOTEBOOK - Buena Vista splits four matches at Iowa Conference Duals meet (01/29/02)
Buena Vista defeated Coe 34-15 and Loras 23-16, but lost to Simpson 20-19 and Luther 25-22. In the first dual against Simpson, Buena Vista heavyweight Dax Doran won by pin in 1 minute, 33 seconds. Aaron Loewens won by major decision 13-5 at 157 pounds, while Jamie Taxted won by decision 5-0 at 125...
Iowa State loses another close one, 86-84 (01/29/02)
Frankly, it's getting a little tiresome for Iowa State's Tyray Pearson. "It's starting to be like a broken record," Pearson said. "It's happening every game. We've got to start finding a way to win." The latest disappointment for Iowa State was an 86-84 loss at Nebraska in overtime on Saturday night. It was similar to so many other Big 12 games for the Cyclones, who won the last two conference championships but now are in last place...
The passing of a legend (01/29/02)
STORM LAKE - Jim Hershberger won many football games while he coached at Buena Vista. Last Friday, he lost the battle against cancer and heart disease. He was 67 years old. Hershberger retired in 1994 as athletic director at Buena Vista. He served 24 years at the school and was a well-respected coach throughout the Iowa Conference and around the nation...
Alford says there's blame to go around for Iowa's woes (01/29/02)
"I don't know if there's just three," Alford said Monday. One of the preseason favorites for the conference title, Iowa has staggered into a tie for ninth place at the halfway point in the race. The Hawkeyes are winless in four conference road games and haven't been able to protect their own court, losing at home to Indiana...
BV extends win streak to 12 games (01/29/02)
The Beavers moved their league mark to 11-0 with a sound 71-53 victory over Central College on Saturday night at Siebens Center. Jeremy Holmes scored 20 points to lead three players in double figures as the Beavers extended their winning streak to 12 games and improved to 15-3 overall...
Grigorovich Ballet Company to give performance at Stephens Auditorium (01/29/02)
The troupes first rehearsals started in August for a November 2 performance of The Nutcracker the Bolshoi Theatre. The company is comprised of 90 dancers who graduated from the best Russian Ballet schools like the Leningrad, Kiev, Perm, and Novosibirsk ballet schools, as well as the Moscow Choreography School. ...
Jazz pianist to entertain on Valentine's Day (01/29/02)
The excitement? Dine on a Spectacular gourmet meal complete with champagne and roses surrounded by the Blanden's art. The entertainment? None other than Jazz pianist Dan Knight. For those of you who have seen and heard Dan perform at the Blanden in the past, you know how entertaining this accomplished pianist can be and if you've never heard Mr. Knight before, now is your opportunity...
Varina Quilters sew up warm reception at Witter Gallery event (01/29/02)
The reception, which took place at the Witter Gallery in Storm Lake, gave local citizens an opportunity to see, touch and feel the hand-tied, hand-stitched and machine-sewn quilts on an up-close level, and were also able to talk with many of the quilters at the event...
Betty Whitney (01/29/02)
A memorial fund has been established in memory of Betty for Lakeside Presbyterian Church or the American Cancer Society. Elizabeth Ann Whitney was born March 13, 1920 in Storm Lake, the daughter of Joseph "Joe" and Hazel (Taggart) Whitney. She graduated from the Storm Lake High School in 1938...
Thomas Frederiksen (01/29/02)
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, January 30th at 2:00 p.m. at Lakeside Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Duane Queen officiating. There will be no visitation, the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Jim Hershberger (01/29/02)
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Schaller Chapel on the Campus of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. The Rev. Dr. Kevin McDonald and Dr. Fred Brown will be officiating. There will be a private family graveside service in Okoboji...
BETWEEN THE LINES - English as a non-issue (01/29/02)
Never mind that most Iowans got past any neurosis about ethnic diversity years ago, there is still a chance to milk a little more political attention in the form of fear-mongering over a made-up threat to the English language. In an election year, any knife that can be twisted will come out of the kitchen drawer...
IOWA OUTDOORS - Iowa's million buck rip-off (01/29/02)
The bank's money isn't mine; neither are the deer taken by fee-hunting operations. People don't condone bank robbery, but, it seems the general public doesn't care about what happens to Iowa's deer population. Yet, the Iowa DNR nets some $4 million dollars per year from about 150,000 licensed resident deer hunters and another million or so from the 8,000 non-resident hunters. ...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Let fieldhouse be a rallying point (01/29/02)
Storm Lake is gradually getting there too, as the lines between community and campus at Buena Vista University are beginning to blur. Slowly, the seats at a BVU basketball game begin to fill up. Slowly, more and more cultural events on campus are opened up to the community, and slowly, more people feel comfortable joining the students at them. Slowly, more students get involved and volunteer off campus. The lines blur, and this is a better place for it...