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Stories from Wednesday, February 20, 2002

BVU thrives despite state budget cuts, economic worry (02/20/02)
"It's too soon to tell, but right at this moment it's not evident," said Richard Ridgway, director of University Communications, regarding state budget cuts. Yesterday Gov. Tom Vilsack warned against another across-the-board cut, saying that Iowa's higher education system is operating with less money today than it had two years ago. At the state universities, tuition has increased 10 percent this year and is set to grow 19 percent next year...
Southeast Asians plan to share New Year's celebration with community (02/20/02)
Xuyen Lovan, representing the Tai Dam Traditional New Year Committee, said the event promises both educational and entertainment benefits. "We will have a grand dinner, traditional dances, games and then dancing to the varied music of the New Moon Band, coming from Des Moines," she said while publicly inviting the entire community during yesterday's city council meeting...
City Beautiful project aims to get back on track (02/20/02)
Project volunteers, who want to spruce up land around the city's railroad tracks with a variety of flowers, grasses and low-lying brush, initially hoped to begin preliminary work on the dirt-moving part of the beautification effort last fall, but were unable to obtain permission for the project from the owner of the tracks, the Canadian National Railroad...
Area veterans eye volatile world order (02/20/02)
"Right now in Korea that's a very hot spot," said Clint Hoferman, a veteran of the Korean War. "I don't know why (the North Koreans) are so antsy over there." For each generation of local veterans, there has come the fervent wish that their wars would be the last. As they watch the impact of today's battles from a distance, they note that the tools and the technology may change, but death always remains as a common denominator...
SL man injured in car-train collision (02/20/02)
The driver apparently crossed the tracks northbound, with the engine of the train striking the left rear door area of the car, spinning it off the track and wedging it deep into the soft soil on the north side. The accident was reported at about 2:10 Monday. Storm Lake firefighters and paramedics helped to extricate Smith. The train was allowed to proceed at 3:10 p.m., while the road remained closed to allow for clean-up. Circumstances of the accident remain under investigation...
Rembrandt fire station is a reality, more to do (02/20/02)
"Work has been going well for us so far, and now we're focused on completing fundraising," said Fire Chief Dennis Anderson. The fire station project began in 1999. The Rembrandt, Lincoln and Scott Townships Volunteer Fire Department was in need of a new facility to house its five vehicles. There was also a need for increased space for meetings and training...
Life in the 'E.R.' (02/20/02)
It's just after 6 o'clock on a Thursday night in the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center emergency room, and Julie Scadden and Jeanne Tiedeman are in the midst of a break from the hustle and bustle of E.R. life. Scadden, a paramedic at the hospital, and Tiedeman, who splits time between the respiratory and emergency medical team (EMT) units at BVRMC, have been able to relax for a short time, as the status in the emergency room is quiet for the time being...
Area growers reflect on Farm Bill (02/20/02)
With the passage of a Senate farm bill this week, area farmers are waiting for the two houses of Congress to come to a compromise before coming to any conclusions. However, farmers are glad Washington, D.C., has found time to work on a farm bill in the post-Sept. 11 world...
Scholarship applications for Dollars for Scholars available (02/20/02)
Any seniors planning to attend a two-year college, four-year college or vo-tech school are eligible to apply. Forms may be picked up in each school's guidance office, and are due back in that office no later than Thursday, Feb. 28. The majority of scholarships awarded will be $300, but some will be for a higher amount. Funds for these scholarships come from the generous donations of Storm Lake area residents...
EDUCATION BRIEFS (02/20/02)
Local students named to Iowa Central honor rolls The following Buena Vista County students received a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the fall semester at Iowa Central Community College. They have been named to the President's Honors list. The 4.0 students were Jenny Ahlers, Tanya Davis, Jimmy Khounlo, Jill Obrecht and Cullen Vredenburg, all of Storm Lake, Sally Bonnesen of Aurelia, Brad Fritz of Galva, Heather Jensen of Ida Grove, Drew Kollasch of Newell, Jason Smith of Albert City, Sally Thompson of Alta and Vimalbhai Bhakta, now of Fort Dodge.. ...
Forms for Shirley Sorbe scholarship available at BV Farm Bureau office (02/20/02)
The scholarship is open to any high school senior residing in Buena Vista County planning to attend a vocational school, college or university. The deadline for applying for the Shirley Sorbe Memorial Scholarship is March 1. Scholarship applications are available from guidance counselors at any local area high school or from the Buena Vista County Farm Bureau office, 1707 Lake Avenue, Storm Lake. The phone number for the Farm Bureau office is 712-732-4004...
Blaze destroys mobile home in SL, no injuries (02/20/02)
Firefighters they observed a mobile home and attached garage fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters were advised that all occupants of the residence were outside and safe. Firefighters extinguished the fire and upon doing so entered what was left of the structure to determine the cause and origin of the fire. Investigators from the Storm Lake Police Department and the State Fire Marshals Office also responded and assisted in investigating the scene of the fire...
Springers Blue team takes first-place honors at meet (02/20/02)
The Blue team took first place with a score of 124.1 and the Pink team took fourth place with a score of 97.6. In the novice age 9-and-under division, Ashley Anderson placed first on beam, floor and in all-around, second on bars, and third on vault. Jordan Henningsen placed first on bars and vault, second in all-around, third on beam, and fourth on floor. Nicole Martin placed first on vault, second on beam, and third on bars and in all-around...
Subs give Iowa spirited effort in loss (02/20/02)
What had all the makings of a disastrous scenario for Iowa instead turned into one of the Hawkeyes' more inspired performances of the season. Not that it changed the outcome. Iowa lost again, falling to No. 23 Ohio State 72-66 on Saturday for its fourth straight loss and eighth in 10 games...
Buena Vista top seed in conference tourney (02/20/02)
The Beavers defeated Central in both regular-season meetings. The highest-seeded team will have homecourt advantage through all three rounds of the tournament. The Dutch are 5-20 overall. Wartburg drew the No. 2 seed, Simpson No. 3 and Loras No. 4. Coe is the fifth seed, Cornell sixth and Upper Iowa seventh...
Eight area wrestlers advance to state tourney (02/20/02)
FORT DODGE - Dylan Wagener, Pete Harder and Jared Ponsor all qualified for the state wrestling tournament after finishing second at their respective weight classes in a Class 3A district tournament Saturday at Fort Dodge. Wagener, who wrestles at 130 pounds, finished runner-up to Jered Burma of Boone. Burma won by pin in 3 minutes, 58 seconds. Wagener won in the semifinals by pin in 2:48...
Mustangs end St. Mary's season (02/20/02)
NEWELL - The game was all about tempo. Storm Lake St. Mary's knew they had to slow the game down in order to have a chance to win. Newell-Fonda, on the other hand, knew they had to make it a game of transition. Newell-Fonda was able to dictate the tempo, and as a result, the Mustangs won a district final game 81-40 over St. Mary's on Saturday night at Newell...
Spencer Theatre performers travel to Ireland for cultural exchange (02/20/02)
This summer 15 children's theatre alumni, directors Shaley Cullen and Julie Harder, and chaperone Barb Ambrosius will take their Midwestern heritage, charm and culture to the stages of Galway. Obviously, the troupe is very excited about the idea of performing in Ireland. ...
TRAVEL IOWA - Learn about famous products at their Iowa headquarters (02/20/02)
The distinctive taste of Maytag Blue Cheese is incorporated into gourmet recipes by chefs around the country. Travelers will find the source of this famous cheese right here in the heartland, at Maytag Dairy Farms in Newton. The cheese shop overlooks the plant and farm, and visitors can view a 10-minute video about the cheese plant and enjoy samples after the tour...
Roy Berg (02/20/02)
Interment was in the Fairfield Cemetery, Albert City. Mahaney Funeral Home, Fonda, was in charge of arrangements. Roy Floyd Berg, son of August and Hilda (Anderson) Berg was born January 20, 1906, at Albert City. He departed this life Thursday, February 14, at the Fonda Nursing and Rehab Center, at the age of 96 years and 25 days...
Michael Wolf (02/20/02)
Barker Funeral Home, Alta, was in charge of arrangements. Michael Lawrence Wolf was born on August 27, 1977, in Rapid City, South Dakota. Michael grew up in Newell, South Dakota, where he received his schooling until the tenth grade. In 1995, he moved to Alta, and graduated from Alta Community High School in 1997. He then went on the attend Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, where he studied Auto Mechanics and graduated in August 1999...
Steve Buchholz (02/20/02)
Sliefert Redig Funeral Home, Albert City, was in charge of arrangements. A memorial fund has been established. Steven Charles "Buck" Buchholz was born May 21, 1948, the son of Walter and Leone (Gaes) Buchholz in Storm Lake. He attended and completed the eighth grade at Zion Lutheran Parochial School, and then went on to attend Albert City-Truesdale High School, graduating in 1966. ...
SL men arrested for public intoxication (02/20/02)
Upon arrival of Officers they determined that the fight was over but the two subjects involved were still in the establishment. Police located and arrested Javier Cruz, 27, and Joel Enrique Cortina, 27, both of Storm Lake. Both subjects were charged with Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication...
SL man accused of assault on his mother, cat (02/20/02)
Police met with a 73-year-old female victim who advised that on Friday night her 49-year-old son entered her residence and physically assaulted her and her house cat. The suspect was identified as Roy Rathke, 49, of Storm Lake. Police located Rathke at his residence on West 9th Street. Police arrested Rathke and upon taking him into custody he attempted to resist officers. Rathke was subdued after a brief struggle...
SL men arrested for public intoxication (02/20/02)
Upon arrival, officers met with victims who stated that an altercation had broken out at the Superior Street address and two separate victims had been physically assaulted. Police were told that after the assault occurred they gave the suspect a ride to a residence located at 121 Oneida Street. ...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - Reaching out to those who suffer (02/20/02)
It is time that we reach out to the emotionally hurting individuals around us. It is time to end the stigma of depression and other mental disorders. It is time that we stop judging those who are afflicted with one of the most devastating of illnesses. And only then will they feel able to share with others the pain that they feel...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Our needs: hard work, community spirit, 'rain' (02/20/02)
Creative solutions are needed to make more capital available to people with sound business ideas, who are willing to work hard and efficiently manage their resources. The formula for solving this investment capital problem is simple - we must take an inventory of our available resources, develop a strategy for distributing those resources, and implement safeguards to make sure business owners are held accountable for their management decisions...
IOWA OUTDOORS - Thinking outside the box (02/20/02)
But in the last several weeks, I've been talking to a lot of people. Quietly, behind the scenes, sort of. And like I usually do, I get my two pennies worth into the conversation. So, I'm going to tell you a few of my comments here. And, I'm going to get a lot of people pretty well hacked off. Some will vent their wrath at me, but hey, I'm just the "messenger."...
PILOT GUEST COLUMNIST - Giving birth to a grandmother (02/20/02)
My brothers, sisters and I were never allowed to eat or drink outside the kitchen while youngsters. Eating or drinking in the living room as a child was a very big no-no. Only adults could occasionally eat in the living room. I think the first time I ate anything in the living room I was about 25, and still I think my mother questioned my readiness to eat outside the kitchen...