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Stories from Monday, February 18, 2002

Fee for driver's education program to rise this year (02/18/02)
The move comes as the school district is bracing for a potential 6.3 percent cut in its budget for the 2002-2003 academic year, and school board members wanted to make the driver's ed program, currently subsidized by the school, self-supportive in order to help the district continue to provide the program for Alta students...
Fourth graders brighten lives of Wel-Life residents with Valentine's bingo celebration (02/18/02)
The Valentine's party was the latest in a long line of interactive endeavors between the Wel-Life residents and the fourth-grade students, who enjoy each other's company every Tuesday afternoon courtesy of the Partners in Excellence program. The Alta P.I.E. ...
Cooper ready to bring aggressive attitude to softball program (02/18/02)
At 25 years old, some may consider Megan Cooper to be too young to assume the helm of a high school softball program. However, while Cooper may be young in age, she is old in softball knowledge, as the former star on the diamond will look to transfer her success as a player on the field for teams in high school and college to her new role as the leader in the dugout for the Alta Cyclones...
Healing Touch (02/18/02)
The popular slogan years ago will be revisited under a different set of circumstances next week, as a local nurse will be teaching a new class designed to help introduce touch therapy and energy-based medicine as viable techniques for area residents to use to help reduce stress and improve their health...
St. Mary's falls to Pirates in regular-season finale (02/18/02)
St. Mary's jumped out to a 10-9 lead after the first quarter but the Pirates used a 20-10 spurt in the second quarter to take a 29-20 halftime lead. The Pirates led 38-26 in the third quarter when Joe Fitzgerald hit back-to-back 3-pointers to pull St. Mary's within 38-32. Galva-Holstein led 44-35 after three...
LeMars eliminates SL from regional tournament (02/18/02)
Storm Lake made only 23 percent of its shots as 11th-ranked LeMars ended the Tornadoes' season with a 55-38 win in a Class 3A regional quarterfinal game on Thursday. LeMars bolted out to a 16-2 lead early in the game thanks to 12 points from Betsy Beach. It was 25-14 after the first quarter...
BV sends 5 wrestlers to nationals (02/18/02)
INDIANOLA - Jamie Taxted, Aaron Loewens and Dax Doran all received automatic berths to the NCAA Division III National Wrestling Championships after finishing in the top two in their respective weight classes at the Iowa Conference tournament on Thursday in Indianola...
Rival Cherokee prolongs SL skid to 6 games (02/18/02)
It was Storm Lake's sixth straight loss. Cherokee jumped out to a 21-13 lead in the first quarter, but A.J. Spielman scored five straight points to pull Storm Lake within 21-18. Cherokee led 23-18 after the first quarter. The Braves pulled away to a 36-27 lead late in the second quarter before Storm Lake closed the first half with a 9-2 spurt to pull within 38-36 at halftime. Mike Pierce made two 3-pointers during that stretch...
State tournament berths on the line for wrestlers (02/18/02)
Storm Lake will begin its postseason this year in a new class. The Tornadoes have moved up to Class 3A and will compete in a district meet at Fort Dodge. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. The teams participating at Fort Dodge include Ames, Boone, Denison-Schleswig, Fort Dodge, Johnston, Mason City and Spencer...
AREA ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS (02/18/02)
Poets' Corner to meet at Witter Gallery The Poets' Corner literary discussion group will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Witter Gallery. This month's meeting will be led by Iva Hyams on the subject of "Humor in Poetry or Poetry in Humor?" Feel free to bring a sack lunch and come to the gallery for thought provoking conversation!...
Mesmerized Teens (02/18/02)
In front of over 600 students packed into one side of the Storm Lake High School gymnasium bleachers, Nick Kurtz became the most famous man in show business, Elvis Presley. Shaking his hips and talking in the famous Memphis drawl of the King of Graceland, Kurtz raised his guitar high in the air, gave his best effort at familiar Elvis songs and acknowledged the legions of fans sitting in a crowded concert hall in Tennessee that were trying to reach out their hands to touch his bejeweled attire and have them say "hey, baby" to them.. ...
SL students to compete in honor band festival (02/18/02)
The grand finale concert will be held at 6:30 p.m., in Schaller Memorial Chapel of the BVU campus, and is open to the public, free of charge. Members from Storm Lake St. Mary's High School honor band are Bridget Cullen, flute 2; Rebecca Wilson, flute 2; Roseanne Wolf, clarinet 2; and Sam Becker, trombone 2. Storm Lake St. Mary's Middle School honor band participants are Becky Lenhard, flute 2; Philip Becker, trumpet 2; and Luke Vander Woude, trumpet 2...
India featured nation in ICCC event (02/18/02)
The opening event for the annual Iowa Central focus study, "A Taste of India", is scheduled for Sunday, February 24, in the Iowa Central gym foyer and Triton Inn. From 1-4 p.m. that day, visitors may experience a little bit of India, from tasting tables to exhibits, music and dance, models in the traditional Indian clothing and crafts for children, all to celebrate the great traditions of the central Asian nation. ...
Worthan named to 2002 Farm Bureau PAC (02/18/02)
Worthan, an at-large representative, will serve a three-year term on the PAC, and will serve as vice chairman of the group this year. The Farm Bureau PAC was established in 1986 as a nonpartisan committee with representation from both the Democratic and Republican parties...
Miller offers tips to public about protecting personal information (02/18/02)
Take steps to control your personal information - things like your Social Security number, address, credit card and checking account numbers, and even purchase records. Be assertive and keep your personal information private: Don't print it on your checks. ...
Burback joins local branch of Farm Credit Services of America (02/18/02)
She is responsible for serving the mortgage, operating loan and crop insurance needs for producers in the Storm Lake area. "We are pleased to have Donna join the FCSAmerica team in Storm Lake as a financial officer. Donna has been in the Storm Lake area for over 20 years, and we welcome the knowledge, expertise and customer service that she brings with her," said Mike Barrett, vice president of business development of the Storm Lake and Carroll FCSAmerica offices. ...
Honey Kissed Pizza owner to open family entertainment restaurant in SL this summer (02/18/02)
Randy Harrington, the owner of Honey Kissed, will move his takeout pizza business just down the road from his current location at 116 West Milwaukee Avenue to a new commercial duplex located in the 300 block of West Milwaukee, where he will open Milwaukee Pizza & Pub, a new restaurant which will feature an expanded menu, a host of games and a bar area in the rear of the building...
Jean Christenson (02/18/02)
Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Alta. Barker Funeral Home in Alta, is in charge of arrangements. Jean Ida Christenson was born on July 5, 1926, the oldest daughter of Amandus and Ellen (Holmes) Johnson in Alta. She attended Highview Consolidated School for ten years and then graduated from Alta Community School with the class of 1944. She also attended NBT Business School in Sioux City and was employed as a secretary...
Walter Linge (02/18/02)
Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake. Walter John Linge was born May 26, 1912, in Storm Lake, and died February 13, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. His parents were John George Linge and Anna (Harjes) Linge. ...
Bessie McKenna (02/18/02)
Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 19th at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Storm Lake, with Reverend Douglas Klein officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for the American Cancer Society...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (02/18/02)
ACCIDENTS On February 10, sometime after 8 a.m., an accident occurred in the Iowa Office Supply parking lot in the 100 block of East 7th Street. A 1997 Ford, owned by Iowa Office Supply, 731 Lake Avenue, was parked in the parking lot. A 1993 Chevy truck, driven by Dennis Kessler, 59, 212 Geneseo Street, while removing snow in the parking lot, backed into the Iowa Office Supply vehicle. Damage was estimated at $900 to the Iowa Office Supply vehicle and none to the Kessler vehicle...