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Stories from Tuesday, February 5, 2002

High school seniors urged to fill out financial aid applications (02/05/02)
The next step in the process - filing for financial aid - is often the most important one. Leanne Valentine, director of financial assistance at Buena Vista University, reminds students and parents that an early financial aid application can maximize financial assistance at Buena Vista University and other colleges. She recommends students discuss priority deadlines for financial aid consideration with schools they are interested in attending...
Farm Bureau to celebrate food check-out day (02/05/02)
As a result, the Buena Vista County Farm Bureau is celebrating February 8, as Farm Bureau's Food Check-Out Day. According to the latest statistics compiled by the Agriculture Department's (USDA's) Economic Research Service, American families and individuals currently spend, on average, just 10.6 percent of their disposable personal income for food...
Area candidate slams President Bush, considers tax protest (02/05/02)
"George Bush is an idiot," says Palecek. "This emperor has no clothes. To follow him is to support immorality." Palecek says he agrees with others who have said that Bush has taken advantage of the fall attacks, in that before September 11, "he was the most immature 55-year-old in the country, with little clear idea of why he became President. The attacks gave meaning to his life, and the graver he makes them out to be, the more important his role."...
ICCC officials plead not guilty to record tampering (02/05/02)
Robert Paxton, college president, and Tom Beneke, Dennis Pilcher and Kevin Twait entered written pleas in Webster County District Court. A trial date will be set later this week, Webster County attorney Ron Robertson said. The four were charged in a nine-count indictment returned Jan. 17. They will be tried together unless they request separate proceedings...
BVU leader resigns, to take on presidency at Northland (02/05/02)
Halbersleben has been vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at BVU. For the past four years, she has led the BVU faculty in sweeping revisions to the curriculum and has played a key role in collaboration with faculty to implement a technological transformation in university academic programs...
Teens complete emergency training (02/05/02)
Cadets Kelly and Smith learned the basics of CAP mission administration and management including the incident command system. They are currently working on completing the General John F. Curry achievement program. Completion of the Curry will make Cadets Kelly and Smith eligible to work Civil Air Patrol emergency missions, fly on CAP airplanes, and attend special state and national CAP activities...
Adventure 101 at BV (02/05/02)
While students at many other colleges spent last month preparing for spring semester classes such as accounting, geology and anatomy, those enrolled at Buena Vista University were able to spend the month of January hiking through the Grand Canyon, sitting in the chambers of the Supreme Court and examining the intricacies of recording music onto compact discs...
City, county join forces for a half-million-dollar project on C-49 (02/05/02)
The joint venture would include 1,400 feet of C-49 east of North Lake Avenue. The county is working on obtaining funding to upgrade the entire road between old and new Highway 71. The City of Storm Lake plans on installing an urban section of road, which includes curb, gutter and storm sewers. The city also wants to develop a snow dump on an old railroad right-of-way north of C-49...
EDUCATION BRIEFS (02/05/02)
Mahr named to North-western Dean's List Amanda Beth Mahr of Alta was named to the fall semester Dean's List at Northwestern College in Saint Paul, Minn. The dean's list includes full-time students with a grade point average during that semester of 3.65 or higher. Mahr is a Communication Arts/Literature Ed major at Northwestern...
VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR (02/05/02)
The DeGarmos have found paper, cups, envelopes, posterboard, computer discs, etc., and other school supplies. The couple has made the effort to secure these items from around the region and bring them to St. Mary's. The DeGarmos had three daughters graduate from St. ...
DREDGING PLAN (02/05/02)
The DNR dredging project is shown by the outline at the western end of the lake, while the LPA is pushing for eventual dredging of half the lake's surface area...
Winners of Community Ed spot shot contest announced (02/05/02)
Participants shot baskets from seven spots on the floor. Each participant shot two rounds for a total score. The following youths will represent the area at the state competition in Grinnell on March 17: 8-year-old boys: 1. Christopher Larsen, 2. Trey O'Brien...
Charmed season couldn't have ended another way (02/05/02)
On a day designed for heroes, in a site that resembled a military fortress as much as a stadium, the Patriots' charmed season brought them to the top of pro football with a 20-17 upset of the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. "This is something to relish, sit back and soak in," said Adam Vinatieri, whose 48-yard field goal on the final play set off wild celebrations by the 14-point underdogs...
Hot second half helps Coe nip BV women, 67-65 (02/05/02)
Buena Vista held the Kohawks to just 34 percent shooting in the first half in taking a 29-23 halftime lead. The Beavers made 41 percent of their shots in the second half, but the Kohawks hit 54 percent. For the game, Buena Vista made 26 of 65 field goals for 40 percent, including 4 of 11 from 3-point range. Coe was 26 of 60 for 43 percent, including 3 of 8 from 3-point range...
PREP WRESTLING - Storm Lake drops dual to BC-Ida Grove (02/05/02)
Storm Lake fell behind 18-0 after the first four matches, but Wiley changed all that with a win by pin in 1 minute, 13 seconds at 119 pounds. Wagener won by pin in 3:42 at 130 pounds to pull the Tornadoes within 24-12. Harder then won by pin in 3:39 at 135 pounds to make it a 24-18 match...
BV NOTEBOOK - BV headlocks Duals opponents (02/05/02)
Buena Vista defeated Cornell 32-13, St. John's 32-15 and Briar Cliff 40-12 and tied with Dana 22-22, but was awarded the winner based on criteria G. The Beavers are now 20-6 overall in duals for the season. Wood won by major decision twice, by decision once and by pin in 4 minutes, 24 seconds at 141 pounds...
BV eyes chance to win league (02/05/02)
STORM LAKE - Way back in October when Buena Vista began preseason drills, its ultimate goal was to have a chance at getting back what they lost - the Iowa Conference championship. Buena Vista won the crown in the 1999-2000 season, but Wartburg won it last year. The Beavers are poised to get it back from the Knights this season, but first they have to beat them...
ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS (02/05/02)
Witter Gallery hosts new exhibit Early Builders, Inc. will sponsor a new exhibit at the Witter Gallery on February 2-28. "Dreams and Landscapes" is a collection of powerful mixed media paintings by Dr. Jean Petsch, a former Storm Lake resident and 1981 graduate of Storm Lake High School...
Composer joins area symphony concert (02/05/02)
Selections include "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" by Claude Debussy, "Symphony of American Folk Songs" by Jim Theobald, and the "Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture" by Peter Tchaikovsky. One of the features of the concert, the "Symphony of Ameri can Folk Songs" is a piece by a modern composer, Jim Theobald. ...
February youth classes offered (02/05/02)
The young students will make beautiful Watercolor Valentines. It's two projects in one for the holiday! Older children won't be left out. On Tuesday, February 12, from 4-5 p.m., creative kids in grades K-4 are invited to the Witter Gallery for an exciting hands-on project. The students will use a variety of artistic papers to create Woven Hearts. They are base on a traditional Scandinavian holiday decoration and make unusual valentines...
Mary Jane Cooper (02/05/02)
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 6th at 10:00 a.m. at Lakeside Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Duane Queen officiating. Private family burial services will be held at Storm Lake Cemetery prior to the memorial service. Friends may call at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. where the family will be present to greet friends. A memorial fund has been established...
Billie Jo Titus (02/05/02)
Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Billie Jo Titus was born April 4, 1967, in Emmetsburg, the son of Dennis and Marsha (Hoffmeyer) Titus. He received his education at Emmetsburg Elementary and Jr. High Schools and worked through high school with his dad in construction. He attended Iowa Lakes Community College and graduated in the spring of 1988 with a degree in Auto Mechanics...
Burton Wetherell (02/05/02)
Funeral services were held Monday, February 4, at the Hope United Methodist Church with Dr. Charles Curl officiating. He was laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery in Marshalltown. Estel-Perrin-Avey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burton Arthur Wetherell was born on April 5, 1931 in Storm Lake, the son of Ralph and Ila Wetherell. He was raised by his grandparents Art and Bessie Wetherell. He received his education in the Peterson area...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (02/05/02)
ACCIDENTS On February 1, an accident occurred in the 100 block of East 6th Street. A 1996 GMC, driven by Travis Piercy, 24, was stopped at a flashing red light. A 1990 Mercury, driven by Wanette Moval, 73, of Alta, was backing out of a parking spot and struck the Piercy vehicle. Damage to the vehicles is estimated at $300 for the Piercy vehicle and none to the Moval vehicle...
BTWEEN THE LINES - Warm and caring voices (02/05/02)
Susan and Stephen Forstadt We wanted to get involved with something where we could work directly with children, more hands-on than fundraising. Our daughter said she was tired of listening to us complain about how sad the TV news always was, how nobody helped make a difference. It was our time to either put up or shut up. Of course, it was exactly the push we needed to get started. So she helped us to do some research, and we learned how the non-profit...
PILOT GUEST EDITORIAL - Ethics, school religion and fish (02/05/02)
On Mike Sexton: Is the fox watching the hen house? Is a determined special interest group tossing mud to advance its agenda? Those are a couple of questions that came up recently after Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee against Sen. Mike Sexton, R-Rockwell City...