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Stories from Thursday, February 7, 2002

City Council votes to build bathhouse (02/07/02)
The motion by Councilman Dan Huseman, which won approval from the five-person City Council by a 3-2 margin, awarded the project to Cherokee-based Paul Park Construction Company, the low bidder of five companies vying for the job of building the new facility this spring and summer...
Body found on area road, no foul play (02/07/02)
Kim Miller 45, of Albert City, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Pocahontas Hospital by the Pocahontas County Medical examiner. Miller's body was found by his vehicle Wednesday at approximately 6:30 a.m. on a gravel road southeast of Laurens. Foul play is not suspected in Miller's death but an autopsy was ordered by the medical examiner. Miller was reported missing to the Buena Vista County Sheriffs office late Tuesday night...
Ballenger offers 'full court press' to expand 4-lane Highway 20 (02/07/02)
Now a Republican candidate for the 5th Congressional District of the United States House of Representatives, Ballenger's goal is to work equally as hard in this campaign, he said. Ballenger talked candidly with the Pilot-Tribune on Wednesday about a number of issues such as the need for an economic stimulus package and the issue of expanding Highway 20 from a two-lane road to a four-lane highway...
Former Chamber director to run for BV Supervisor (02/07/02)
The self-described "fiscal conservative" is seeking to take the District 1 seat now held by fellow Republican Doug Bruns, which includes much of the western part of the county. "I have something to contribute, having farmed in the Rembrandt area along with several other counties and being the owner of commercial properties in Storm Lake. I have the experience and the broad perspective to represent all aspects of Buena Vista County," Lanphere said...
Bush on immigration ads: 'treat all people with respect' in U.S. (02/07/02)
President George W. Bush was a sharp critic of the original advertising attack funded by the Federation for American Immigration Reform even before taking office. The current ads blame immigration policy for the November 11 terrorist attacks. The same groups funded by FAIR earlier advertised against Gov, Tom Vilsack's support of targeted immigration as a partial solution to Iowa's worker shortage...
Fundraiser for toddler (02/07/02)
Workers of the First Coop Company in Aurelia and members of the community of Peterson will hold a pork burger benefit on Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peterson Legion Hall for Allison Lohr, the 10-month old daughter of Steve and Joanne Lohr who recently developed severe juvenile diabetes and complications...
Paynes to enjoy last regular season game together Friday night at home (02/07/02)
Head coach Rory Payne gets to see his daughter do those things everyday in practice. Rory, the father of Ashlea, will see his eldest daughter play in her final regular season game tomorrow night at home against St. Mary's, which will be the end of an experience for both which has lasted ever since Ashlea stepped onto the court as a member of the Cyclone basketball team four years ago...
Pair of AHS speech groups advance to all-state event (02/07/02)
Fifteen students in the Alta choral reading speech act earned a "I" rating and a chance to compete at the All-State Festival, while Kristy McGowan and Jill Carstensen advanced to the all-state level with their musical theatre performance of "Guys and Dolls."...
Chapman settles into new job as head of city utilities (02/07/02)
Chapman, the new director of utilities for the City of Alta, is ready to help the fledgling municipal company grow even more in the future, as he wants to provide a top-notch service at affordable prices for customers living in the town of 1,820. The successor to Jim Gibney, who took a position in Wahoo, Neb., last month, Chapman comes to Alta from Paullina, where he was the City Clerk and Administrator for three years...
BOYS BASKETBALL - N-F survives upset scare from SM (02/07/02)
Mary's 53-52 in a Northwest Conference game on Tuesday. The game featured a little bit of controversy at the end as Joe Fitzgerald of St. Mary's made a basket at the buzzer. However, both referees agreed that the shot was attempted after the buzzer had sounded and did not allow it...
GIRLS BASKETBALL - St. Mary's shocks No. 13 Mustangs (02/07/02)
Drey made the game-winning shot from 16 feet out. St. Mary's led 13-11 after the first period of play, but the Mustangs led 28-25 at halftime and 40-34 entering the fourth period of play. "We played really good team defense," St. Mary's coach Ryan Berg said. "We were in help position to stop their penetration. We also had good ball control offense and we didn't make the turnovers that led to a lot of layups for them."...
Storm Lake teams fall victim to Western Christian (02/07/02)
Western Christian jumped out to a 14-4 lead after the first period of play. The Indians extended their lead to 28-10 by halftime and 41-21 entering the fourth period. Storm Lake made just 10 of 48 shots for 21 percent. Western Christian was 21 of 46 for 46 percent...
Free-throw disparity helps Wartburg edge BV women (02/07/02)
Buena Vista shot 47 percent in the first half to take a 35-34 lead at the break. Wartburg shot just 28 percent in the second half, but thanks to free throw shooting, the Knights were able to outscore the Beavers 33-27 in the second half. Buena Vista trailed 14-6 in the first half, but used a 16-8 spurt to tie the game at 22-all. ...
BV beats Wartburg, leads IIAC by 2 games (02/07/02)
Buena Vista has a two-game lead with four games remaining in the league. The Beavers, ranked 19th, are 13-1 in the league and 17-4 overall. The Beavers trailed in the opening half 23-16 before they took the lead 31-29 at the 5:44 mark. Buena Vista would use a 15-6 spurt the rest of the half to extend their lead to 46-35 by intermission...
Pheasants Forever banquet to be held in Cherokee (02/07/02)
The fund raising event will take place at the Western Iowa Tech Conference Center on Saturday, March 23. "We're expecting lots of people at this year's banquet," said Perrin. "We'll have a wide range of prizes and auction items - from guns to limited edition art. It will be a great time, and the result will be increased funding to assist Cherokee County wildlife projects."...
Iowa tops charts with popular music festivals, attractions (02/07/02)
Blues lovers are in good company in Iowa, where several communities host blues events throughout the year. One of the largest is the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport, held July 5-7, 2002. Here are some other blues events planned for 2002:...
Colburn and Elk receive Gem Award from IMT Insurance Company (02/07/02)
The Gem Award is given annually to IMT agencies that achieved outstanding performance in both sales and profitability during the prior year. Colburn and Elk is one of only 33 agencies in five states to receive this award. In addition to the Gem Award, IMT will recognize Colburn and Elk with a special message on each policy issued for the agency during 2002...
Sugar Bowl Gift Shop to be sold by Phillips (02/07/02)
It's the end of an era in Storm Lake. Larry and Bonnie Phillips, two of the most visible and active entrepreneurs in the Storm Lake business community, have decided to put their store, the Sugar Bowl Gift Shop, up for sale, and are looking forward to making a transition in life from selling gifts in The City Beautiful to selling products in other beautiful cities across the Hawkeye State...
Dreher elected as General Contractors of Iowa leader (02/07/02)
Mr. Dreher's full-time position is serving as Vice President of the Wetherell Excavating and Trucking of Storm Lake. He assumed the offices at the association's annual meeting in Des Moines earlier in January. Mr. Dreher also joins the Executive Committee...
Willis Schwartz (02/07/02)
The body had been cremated and memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 8, at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall Streets in Boone with Reverend Dr. Ron Franklin officiating. Graveside services and burial will be at 1:30 p.m., on Friday in the Cass Township Cemetery near Webster City...
Elizabeth Dumbaugh (02/07/02)
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 9, at 1 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Lakeside Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Duane Queen officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge...
Ernest Carlson (02/07/02)
Burial will be in the North Lawn Memorial Park, Spencer. Warner Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements. Ernest Vernon Carlson, the son of Eric and Esther Carlson, was born October 26, 1924, in Marathon. Ernie was raised in the Marathon area where he attended and graduated from high school...