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Stories from Thursday, January 31, 2002

City to start checking sewer connections next Tuesday (01/31/02)
Andy Anderson, the city's Code Enforcer Inspector, will lead the sump pump inspection process throughout the next few months, and said the undertaking, which was last conducted on this scale in the 1970s, would likely last until roughly June or July...
Firemen come off 30-fire year, bulking up on training (01/31/02)
During 2001, the mainly-volunteer force saw 189 call-outs, up from 182 the previous year. Firefighters battled 30 structural fires, easily the highest number since the current records system began. A normal year sees slightly over 20 major fires, with the previous high being 25 in 1997, and the recent low, 17 in 1998...
Old Settlers Association plans reunion for this summer in Storm Lake (01/31/02)
A picnic was held in Storm Lake in 1876, which was well attended. At this picnic a historical review of the county from the earliest date up to that time was read by Pilot-Tribune founder Colonel Vestal, and addresses were delivered by Judge Robinson, Lot Thomas, J.D. Adams and others, but unhappily they were never preserved...
Checkered Flag Promotions busy preparing for race season at BVR (01/31/02)
While it's their first venture into race track promoting, both are well acquainted with the track at Alta and with the entertainment business. Meyer, a former member of the county fair board, estimated he'd missed only 10 nights of racing in the 30-plus seasons the track has been open...
Mercy Clinic transition resulting in two dozen lost jobs (01/31/02)
According to Tom Moser, Avera McKennan Senior Vice President of Operations, of the 71 positions at the three clinics, 47 will be retained. Although the official date of the transition won't be until March 1, employees at the clinic are currently being interviewed for the purpose of applying for the 47 positions with Avera McKennan...
Local PeopleWorks founder earns prestigious honor (01/31/02)
Kathy Peterson, President and Excellence Coach of PeopleWorks, Inc., earned certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), one of the top honors in the human resources field, late last year. The certification, awarded by the Human Resource Certification Institute, signifies that Peterson has mastered the theoretical knowledge and has obtained practical experience in human resource management, and can use that knowledge and experience to demonstrate a mastery of human resources.. ...
Summit facility on track for April grand opening (01/31/02)
The building site, located across from the Alta Elementary School on the south side of town, has been a construction zone since last spring, when members of the congregation saw the first physical signs of progress on a project which will house a worship center, fellowship hall, youth room, nursery, kitchen, classrooms and office space when finished...
Of life, death, and learning at BVU (01/31/02)
To understand death is to understand what it is to be human. "When we speak of death, we speak of the meaning of our lives," says Peter Steinfeld, professor of philosophy and religion at Buena Vista University. "Death defines us as human beings, for it is the boundary between our moving out of existence into the beyond."...
Cop commentaries help guide the department - but no help for Hawkeyes (01/31/02)
Since 1994, all of the officers have been sending out evaluation forms to the people they serve - including those that they have handed traffic citations to. About every 100th person the officers contact is surveyed, and the results help police to "determine if the department can better serve the community through response styles, employee communication skills, staff performance and image," Public Safety Director and Police Chief Mark Prosser said...
Strong second half rally falls short for SL girls (01/31/02)
Storm Lake scored 30 fourth-quarter points to make a furious comeback, but it fell short as Estherville came away with a 71-67 victory on Tuesday night at Tornado Fieldhouse. Estherville jumped out to a 21-6 lead after the first quarter and held a 34-19 halftime advantage. The Midgets led 45-24 when Storm Lake scored 13 straight points to cut it to 45-37. Estherville pushed the lead back up to 50-37 by the end of the third period...
PREP WRESTLING - SL headlocks Alta, falls to AGH (01/31/02)
Nick Wiley started off the dual with a win by pin in 46 seconds over Alta's Jeff Metl. After Alta's Corey Diischer pinned Brian Maxson in 1 minute, 43 seconds at 119 pounds, Storm Lake's Dylan Wagener posted a 14-8 win by decision over Tyler Millard...
Springers teams take third (01/31/02)
Lower Division In the novice age 9-and-under division, Iwa Chanthavong placed first on bars and in all-around, second on beam and vault, and third on floor. Grace Christensen placed third on vault, fourth on bars and floor, fifth in all-around. Alex Furst placed fourth on bars and fifth on vault, floor and in all-around. Alison Hixon placed fifth on bars and sixth on vault...
Top seeds become targets in district tourney play (01/31/02)
DES MOINES - The Sioux Center boys basketball team has received its reward for its strong start this season. Well, the Warriors hope it's a reward, anyway. Sioux Center was among the 32 teams that were made No. 1 seeds in Class 2A and 1A district tournaments on Tuesday...
GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - SLSM escapes; Aurelia tops Alta (01/31/02)
St. Mary's trailed after the first quarter 10-8, but led 22-20 at halftime. It was 32-31 Panthers heading into the fourth period of play. Kassie Drey added eight points for the Panthers, now 8-5 in the league and 11-7 overall. Michelle Drey collected six rebounds. Jen Petersen had five assists...
BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - St. Mary's runs past Sioux Central (01/31/02)
St. Mary's held a 16-14 lead after the first quarter and held a 28-26 halftime advantage. The Panthers used a 17-9 spurt in the third quarter to extend their lead to 45-35 by the end of the third period of play. Kyle Drey scored 16 points and Eric Wordekemper added 14 for St. Mary's. Joe Fitzgerald scored eight points...
Tornadoes knock off Midgets to snap skid (01/31/02)
Storm Lake jumped out to a 19-12 lead after the first quarter before extending to a 43-23 halftime lead. It was 59-35 after the third period. Tyler Youde had 10 points, A.J. Spielman nine and Nick Skibsted eight for Storm Lake, now 6-4 in the league and 10-4 overall...
Pork royalty take a bow at banquet (01/31/02)
Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. The dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the business meeting and program. Tickets are $7.50 each in advance and $8 at the door. Contact Dan Ehlers at 712-732-7324 for your tickets. We invite you to come and congratulate our 2001 and 2002 royalty and award winners including 2001 Queen Molly McKenna and 2001 Miss Pigtails Jami Georgiades. ...
Petersen sculptures on display at Arts on Grand (01/31/02)
Petersen, who emigrated to America with his parents from Dybol, Denmark, in 1894, is recognized as being the first resident artist on a university campus. After attending several different art schools in the East Coast, he began a die-cutting career and received some sculpture commissions in the late 1920s. He then removed to the Midwest...
University store provides more than just textbooks (01/31/02)
It's also a hectic time for Jacqueline Hansen and her staff. Hansen, the manager of the BVU bookstore since 1992, and her staff of full-time and part-time workers help students find textbooks on subjects ranging from calculus to ceramics, and also aids members of the public who want to purchase Beaver apparel or the latest bestselling book...
State's top weather guru headlines 2002 Ag Show (01/31/02)
The featured speaker for this year's show is Iowa State University Extension Climatologist Dr. S. Elwynn Taylor. At 11 a.m., Taylor will be talking about the effect of weather on the production and marketing risks in agriculture. Taylor served as a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Alabama before moving to Iowa in 1979. He was educated in botany at Utah State University and completed his doctoral studies at Washington University in St. Louis in 1970...
BV Pork Producers wrap up 2002 drive (01/31/02)
Two types of memberships are available. Associate memberships ($25) are for businesses and retired Pork Producers. Associate memberships also receive one complimentary ticket to the annual meeting and banquet in Alta on Feb. 9. Producer memberships ($40) are for owners and managers of pork operations, and members of this group receive two complimentary tickets to the Feb. 9 meeting...
Dick Watkins (01/31/02)
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2002 at the First United Methodist Church in Iowa City with Reverend Paul Akin and Reverend Bob Dean officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2002 at Gay & Ciha Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. A memorial fund has been established with the First United Methodist Church in Iowa City and Voices of Experience (Senior Citizens Chorus)...
Mary Scott (01/31/02)
The Funeral Mass will be Thursday, January 31 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Early, with the Reverend Patrick O'Kane officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Early. A memorial fund to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 508 Church Street, Early, IA 50535 has been established...
Delta Peterson (01/31/02)
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, at the Sliefert Redig Funeral Home. Delta Dorothea Ehlers, the daughter of Harry Henry and Elsa Maria (Schramm) Ehlers, was born February 21, 1923 on the family farm northeast of Storm Lake. On February 14, 1945 Delta was united in marriage to Clarence Theodore Peterson in Storm Lake. ...
Irene Anderson (01/31/02)
Burial will be in the Cook Center Township Cemetery, Schaller. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., with the family being present at the Sliefert Redig Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Irene died Saturday, January 26, at the Rio-Grande Hospital in McAllen, TX...
Jerry McMichael (01/31/02)
Chenoweth and Son Funeral Home, Nashua, was in charge of arrangements. Jerry passed away Sunday, January 27, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, of natural causes. Jerry was born December 6, 1936 in Dallas, Texas, to William and Elizabeth (Dickey) McMichael. He graduated from Northwest Texas, Amarillo, Texas and the Letterman School of Anesthesia, U.S. Army, San Francisco, CA...
SL Police arrest mother of identity theft case victim (01/31/02)
A Storm Lake man told police that he believed another man was using his identity in dealings in Storm Lake. Based on information gathered Tuesday, officers arrested Luis Alberto Nolasco, 34, of Storm Lake. Police charged Nolasco with Identity Theft...
Enron and corporate cronyism (01/31/02)
Clinton and Enron CEO Kenneth Lay first met in August 1993 in Vail, Colo., when Mack McLarty, Clinton's chief of staff, invited Lay to play golf with the president. McLarty had worked in the Texas energy industry, and he knew Lay well. At that time, Enron had already begun efforts to build a $2.8 billion power plant in the state of Maharashtra in India, which would be the company's largest overseas project. ...
Burger and fries mentality (01/31/02)
This observation is made by Eric Schlosser in his book titled, "Fast Food Nation." The book evaluates America's fast-food lifestyle. In a couple of areas it is critical of the industry, its menu lacks foods needed for a healthy diet and its employment practice of...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Cobblestone preservation (01/31/02)
There has been talk of such a restoration for most of the 15 years since the landmark ballroom shut its doors. The chamber is the first organization to climb out on a limb for the Cobblestone, at least the first with the potential muscle to make it a go...