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Stories from Thursday, February 28, 2002

Golden AHS artwork to be displayed in NYC for Scholastic national show (02/28/02)
Sophomore Liz Pedersen and freshman Jocelyn Otto were two of 50 students from the Northwest Iowa region who were selected for the Gold Key Award after judges reviewed 654 pieces by more than 300 students in grades seven through 12 at an exhibition last month...
Santa's Castle workers rehabilitating animation pieces (02/28/02)
The leaders of the Santa's Castle exhibit in Storm Lake are already hard at work for the 2002 season, rehabilitating the classic animation pieces one at a time. "We are desperately in need of a volunteer with some expertise in electric motors to help with the characters," said Linda Kay, who leads the project along with Gwen Bergandoff...
From 'chains' to culture in SL educator's monologue (02/28/02)
Several minutes later, Williams re-appeared before the crowd in familiar street clothes of a modern educator, and proceeded to inform the audience over the next 90 minutes how African-Americans have survived in America from the past to the present. Williams presented his original monologue, "The Only Life I Know," to a large audience of Buena Vista University students, faculty and the public, and took those in attendance on a journey from a time of black enslavement by Europeans to a time where African-Americans of all ages can expect equal opportunity to earn collegiate degrees and to achieve prominent positions in society.. ...
Medical Center CEO: community center plan is 'monumental' for SL (02/28/02)
"From both a community and a health standpoint, this is very exciting. Storm Lake has a major opportunity in this project," Jim Sinek, CEO of Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, told the Pilot-Tribune this week. Making its first public statement on the community center proposal, the medical center seems to stand firmly in the corner of the mayor's volunteer task force planning the development. ...
City, state await English decision (02/28/02)
In the process, Rep. Russ Eddie, R-Storm Lake, pointed to statistics showing 48 percent of children in the Storm Lake schools do not speak English as a primary language. Most polls have shown wide support for declaring English as the state's official language, Eddie noted, in changing his past stance. Eddie had been the swing vote against an official language bill previously...
'NOTE'WORTHY ACCOMPLISHMENTS (02/28/02)
Delbridge was selected for the Cardinal Band at the Iowa State Cyclone Honor Band Festival Feb. 1 and 2, while Gregg played in the Gold Band at the event...
Neff to play dual roles in play this weekend at Morningside (02/28/02)
Show times for the play, based on an unfinished work by Charles Dickens, are at 8 p.m. tonight through Saturday, March 2, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Ticket prices are $8 for general admission and $6 for senior citizens and students high school and under...
Grieme, Weinert set to sing with Northwestern choir on spring trip (02/28/02)
Alta natives Sara Grieme and Andrea Weinert will be right in the middle of those musical melodies. Grieme, a junior, and Weinert, a senior, are both members of the 74-year old choir, which has been performing for regional and national audiences since 1928...
Golden AHS artwork to be displayed in NYC for Scholastic national show (02/28/02)
Sophomore Liz Pedersen and freshman Jocelyn Otto were two of 50 students from the Northwest Iowa region who were selected for the Gold Key Award after judges reviewed 654 pieces by more than 300 students in grades seven through 12 at an exhibition last month...
Schools leader unswayed on 'sexual orientation' policy (02/28/02)
Board member Peter Steinfeld said neither opposition voiced by community members nor the 4-1 board vote against the policy change have reversed his position on the matter. "I favor the inclusion of 'sexual orientation' in our nondiscrimination policy because it affirms the commitment of the Storm Lake School District to protect the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered persons," Steinfeld said this week...
Odebolt-Arthur knocks out Newell-Fonda (02/28/02)
IDA GROVE - When Nick Thies found himself with the ball wide open in the closing seconds of a tie game, he figured he had nothing to lose. If Thies shot the ball and missed, the worse that could happen would be overtime. But what if he made it. It would set off bedlam...
BV's Jones named MVP; Van Haaften is coach of the year (02/28/02)
Jones, who won the Most Valuable Player Award two years ago, guided Buena Vista to its third conference title in the past six seasons. In 18 conference games, he led the league in scoring with a 20.9 point average. The senior guard from Jefferson also led the league in 3-point field goal percentage at 46.7 percent and 3-point field goals with 57...
Oklahoma keeps ISU reeling on road (02/28/02)
The Sooners extended their home court winning streak to 22 games. They went 16-0 this season, their first perfect home mark since 1994-95. Tyray Pearson scored 20 points for Iowa State, which had won three of four, but fell to 0-10 on the road. Shane Power added 14 points, while Jake Sullivan and Ricky Morgan each had 12...
MOC-FV sidelines Storm Lake in districts (02/28/02)
MOC-Floyd Valley, which had numerous shots within point-blank range, shot 64 percent in the first half and 56 percent for the game to knock Storm Lake out of the Class 3A district tournament with a 91-49 victory on Monday night at Orange City. MOC-Floyd Valley, now 17-4, will play Sioux City Heelan in a district final tonight in Cherokee...
Summer sports sign-ups to be held March 3-4 (02/28/02)
Registration times will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 4. Registrations after March 4 will be taken at the Community Education office. Representatives from each of these organizations will be present to handle questions and registrations...
Children's picture book seminar to be held at Iowa Central March 23 (02/28/02)
The seminar is for anyone who is interested in writing and/or illustrating children's picture books for potential publication. Topics that will be presented include Definition of a Children's Picture Book, Developing an Idea, Plotting the Book, Writing the Book, Illustrating the Book, Typing the Manuscript, Copyrighting Your Work, Locating Potential Agents and Publishers, Marketing Your Work and Contract Terms...
Area's backyard birder reveals her top secret in new book (02/28/02)
Lue Reed of Spencer knows. It was her idea, and a pretty good one at that. The idea was good enough to be featured in a new book entitled "1,029 Backyard Birding Secrets" published by Reiman Publications of Wisconsin. The 192-page book is filled with birding secrets from readers of "Birds and Blooms" magazine coast to coast...
New Moon Band to appear at Tai Dam New Year (02/28/02)
Jimmi VanLuong is the leader of the band, which has been together for more than 10 years. Last week they played at one of the two big Tai Dam New Year celebrations in the Des Moines area. VanLuong said there were 600 people at the dinner and dance at the Iowa Tourism Building at the State Fairgrounds, where the band played. Another celebration, not quite as big, filled the Assembly Hall in Pleasant Hill...
Northwest donates over $3,700 for county emergency services (02/28/02)
The promotion, in which $10 was pledged for each new dial-up or high-speed Internet activation received during the two-month span, was the first endeavor of its kind by Northwest, and company communications manager Becky Collins said she thought it was a success...
NEW STORE (02/28/02)
There are also numerous quilts and sewing machines available for purchase in the store...
SL Waitt Radio employee earns radio sales scholarship (02/28/02)
Duran will join 24 other scholarship winners from around the country for a full session of intense training at the RAB Radio Training Academy in Dallas, Tex. Waitt Radio, owner of KAYL-AM in Storm Lake, nominated Duran for the award. The RAB RAdio Training Academy provides on-site training and sales marketing skills that allow new radio advertising salespeople to accelerate their early progress and build a foundation for long-term success in the radio industry. ...
Dorothy Powell (02/28/02)
An open house memorial was held yesterday at her home in Billings, Mont. Instead of flowers, memorials may be made to The Heifer Project, First Presbyterian Church, 2420 13th St., West Billings, Mont., 59102. Dahl Funeral and Cremation Service is handling arrangements...
Bernadine Gaston (02/28/02)
Funeral services for her were held yesterday at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Jack Weida officiating. A visitation was held at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. A memorial fund has been established. Bernadine M. Nelson was born on Nov. ...
Edward Torkelson (02/28/02)
Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. The Sliefert Redig Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of arrangements. Edward Raymond (Eddie) Torkelson was born November 4, 1912, the son of Benjamin Julius and Martha Inger (Sigurdson) Torkelson on the family farm two miles east of Sioux Rapids. ...
David Bruscher (02/28/02)
Burial was in Galva Cemetery, Galva. Farber and Otteman Funeral Homes in Sac City, were in charge of arrangements. David passed away on Saturday, February 23, at Loring Hospital in Sac City. David R. was born January 6, 1939 in LeMars, the son of Emil A. and Gladys (Hodge) Druscher. He attended school in Sioux City...
K9 search teams find no drugs at SL Middle School (02/28/02)
Storm Lake School administrators contacted the police department and requested a K9 search be conducted at their facility. At approximately 2 p.m. on Monday, four K9 teams entered the school facility and searched the facility, the school lockers and the cars in the school's parking lot. The teams utilized drug-sniffing police dogs...
SL man arrested for marijuana, meth seized (02/28/02)
Police determined that the odor was coming from Apartment 12. Officers made contact with the occupants of the apartment and observed contraband in plain view. Police arrested three occupants of the apartment for Frequenting a Disorderly House. The three subjects were transported to the Police Station. Upon arresting one of the subjects, it was found that he had a small amount of marijuana on his person. Further police secured the apartment and obtained a search warrant for the premises...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Community center a practical approach (02/28/02)
This latest plan for a community center sticks with a pretty basic formula - a gym, pool, fitness areas, meeting and community education spaces, perhaps some room for people to rent for private gatherings to help pay the bills. Nothing for the taxpayers not to like there, nothing that isn't being done in other progressive communities...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Won't be silenced on gay issues (02/28/02)
I have been confronted with vicious hatred and violence because I am an "out" gay man. I was confronted with this violence and hatred in high school, college and other situations in which I was "protected" by civil laws. Stating that we don't need to bring it up constitutes the obvious need that we do...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: How many train accidents can we take? (02/28/02)
After losing my friend B.J. [Strandberg] on May 5, 2001, I fear railroad crossings. I can't cross the tracks, even at the intersections with crossing arms, without slowing down to look both directions - probably a good habit to have, but even with crossing arms I still don't feel completely safe. It seems those arms lower only a few seconds before the train is upon the intersection...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Save S.O.S. to welcome frosh (02/28/02)
This decision was made in the middle of last week in Anderson Auditorium on the Buena Vista campus. I personally feel that this was a poor decision on the university's part for a couple of reasons. First, the S.O.S. group helped make the conversion from high school to college comfortable for the incoming freshmen. ...