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Stories from Monday, February 25, 2002

Chamber members look to 're-energize' Alta Bucks program in upcoming year (02/25/02)
The goal of the Alta Bucks enterprise is to encourage citizens from around the area to shop in stores throughout the city of Alta, and is also an attempt to provide a means for community businesses to come together and help promote the entire commercial district through one program...
Community Center gets a go-ahead (02/25/02)
Mayor Jon Kruse announced Thursday that the project will move to the next phase, with an architectural layout already in the works and a capital plan for construction now to begin. "The future looks bright for a facility in the Storm Lake area," Kruse said. "Most communities our size have had community/recreation center facilities for many years. If our community is going to continue to grow and prosper, we need this facility."...
Enron selling, but BV wind towers keep spinning (02/25/02)
Enron Corp. made the announcement late Wednesday that it reached an agreement to sell the wind turbine assets of Enron Wind to the Power Systems business of General Electric Company. The purchase includes the company's global wind turbine manufacturing and marketing operations, but does not affect windfarms owned or operated by Enron Wind. GE will continue to provide operational support for most of these facilities, according to Enron spokesman John Ambler...
Peer mediators pay off at SLHS (02/25/02)
Peer mediation, into its second year at Storm Lake High School, seems to be successfully helping students resolve their conflicts in a peaceful manner. "We try to come to a common goal that could keep these students out of a lot of trouble," said peer mediator Brian Cook. "It's nice to help fellow students out."...
Students leave TATU non-smoking imprint on youth (02/25/02)
Twelve Buena Vista University students will look to tattoo the message of the dangers of smoking into the mindset of county middle school students through a unique interactive program beginning next week, and the students and adult sponsors of the venture said they are looking forward to spreading the news about staying away from tobacco products to area pupils...
The Idea Man (02/25/02)
Gordon Linge is a man of ideas. Whether creating a World's Fair exhibit, a national cultural tour on pupperty or perhaps the first interstate rest area with a built-in theater, the ability to conjure up ideas has carried Linge from a youth curating imaginative displays in Storm Lake to spicing up the huge Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans today...
Freshmen boys end season with hard-fought 54-44 loss (02/25/02)
Jarrod Garrison and Joel Corlew each had 13 points to pace the scoring for the Cyclones, and the two also led the team in rebounding statistics, as Garrison grabbed nine boards and Corlew snagged six for Alta. The Cyclones started out very slow in the first quarter, trailing 11-0 at one point, but fought back to enter the halftime intermission down only two to South O'Brien, 26-24...
JV Cyclones cap off season with romp over Pocahontas (02/25/02)
Heath Stille led the way for the Cyclones with a double-double, garnering 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Jon Francis, Steve Hamer and Justin DeMan each scored in double figures for Alta. After one quarter of play the Cyclones led by a slim margin, 10-7, and then exploded offensively in the second period, scoring 32 points to take a 42-23 lead heading into the locker rooms at halftime...
Alta Education Foundation moves past $60,000 mark in school fundraising effort (02/25/02)
Members of the Alta Education Foundation have recently surpassed the $60,000 plateau with the help of several large donations to the school district's fundraising project, and representatives of the organization say the group is working diligently to reach its stated goal of obtaining $125,000 to $150,000 for the new addition to the district's elementary school by the end of June...
English as Second Language class receives enthusiastic response from local residents (02/25/02)
For people who have spoken English as their main language all of their lives, the answers to the above questions come easily. For people attempting to learn English as their second tongue, however, coming up with the answers to the questions posed in a foreign vocabulary is more difficult...
IMS asks citizens to nominate physicians for community service recognition award (02/25/02)
All eligible physicians must be residents of Iowa, and M.D. or D.O., and the physician's service to the community should be uncompensated. Previous winners of the award are not eligible. See the IMS web site at www.iowamedical.org for a listing of past winners and a nomination form...
Hinton ends Newell-Fonda tourney run (02/25/02)
CHEROKEE - All the things that Newell-Fonda does to opponents, Hinton did to them. Swarming pressure defense, creating turnovers and converting them into points, making the 3-point shot, and using a lopsided spurt to break the game open. Top-ranked Hinton forced Newell-Fonda into 31 turnovers and held the Mustangs to just 28 points over the final three quarters as the Blackhawks handed the Mustangs a 79-43 setback in a Class 1A regional final game at Cherokee on Friday night...
WILDLIFE FUNDRAISER (02/25/02)
Proceeds will help with habitat programs. Shown are Ronald Neulieb, chairman of Storm Lake Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, and Jon Kruse, national regional vice president of Ducks Unlimited. For more information on the event and the local chapter, contact Neulieb at 284-2648. Tickets can be reserved now...
Freedom quilt founders tell their tale (02/25/02)
By Christmas six weeks later, 1,544 quilts were delivered to New York City, and the goal is to deliver the rest by April 7 - and with the help of more than 962 groups and individuals from all around the country, the Freedom Quilt Project is bound to be a success...
Cherokee Theatre gearing up for 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' (02/25/02)
The play is the story of an affluent Southerner, Big Daddy Pollitt, played by Gene Galvin, and his family. Pollitt, who is dying of cancer, gathers his family at his Mississippi mansion for his birthday. All but Pollitt himself are well aware it may be his last...
Local prairie preserve stars in new book (02/25/02)
Encompassing the regional and natural diversity of Iowa through its inclusion of biological, geological, archaeological, historical, and scenic preserves, this comprehensive guide allows visitors to plan active and informative visits to sites that highlight Iowa's natural and cultural heritage...
Arts on Grand Announces Jazz Improv IV (02/25/02)
The program will explore the history and foundation of jazz as well as providing entertaining music. Jazz Improv participants will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Iowa Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibits as well as the items displayed for the Attic Art Auction. Please join us for a jazz-packed evening of enjoyable live music. Cost for admission is $5 donation. Snacks and beverages will be provided...
Velez to teach Spanish for Retailers course in April (02/25/02)
This course is designed for non-Spanish-speaking employees of grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores, department and discount stores and other retail businesses around the Storm Lake area who may come into contact with Spanish-speaking customers and clientele...
New home for Hill-Rouse gives Storm Lake medical company more room to grow (02/25/02)
On January 10, the employees of Hill-Rouse Ltd. were able to enjoy the peace and quiet of their own offices for the first time in years. Before the company's move to the 300 block of West Milwaukee Avenue from a smaller site at 200 East Milwaukee, the five employees at the medical equipment company had all of their offices in one room, making routine tasks such as telephone conversations with customers more difficult...
Kenneth Hartman (02/25/02)
Funeral mass will be Saturday, February 23rd at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake with the Reverend Douglas Klein officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Kenneth John Hartman was born July 5, 1934 in Rodman, Iowa, the son of Jacob and Gertrude (Kenne) Hartman. He graduated from Rodman High School and then attended Estherville Junior College and Mankato Business School...
Berniece Crawford (02/25/02)
Berniece died in her Merced, California home January 28, 2002. Berniece was born in Alta, February 24, 1910, to the late Hans and Emma Hansen. She attended Alta High School where she graduated in 1927. Then after attending Buena Vista College, she began teaching school in Curlew, Iowa and later in Plouer and Sioux Rapids, Iowa...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (02/25/02)
ACCIDENTS On February 12, at 10:30 p.m., an accident occurred in the parking lot of 1407 Lake Avenue. A 1990 Dodge, driven by Samantha Stoeber, 18, Alta, had difficulty turning due to faulty steering pump, and struck a concrete base light pole. Damage was estimated at $1,900 to the Stoeber vehicle and none to the pole...
SL man charged for abusing a child with a soaked belt (02/25/02)
Police Investigators and DHS personnel responded to the Storm Lake Middle School where they investigated the circumstances surrounding a 14-year-old male having injuries to several areas of his body in the form of red welts from a beating. Based on an investigation conducted, Police determined that the stepfather of the 14-year-old had struck him 20 times with a leather belt, which had been soaked in water. ...