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Stories from Tuesday, March 5, 2002

A Walking Miracle (03/05/02)
In the midst of a windy snowstorm, 20-year-old Jared Witt walked through the door of his rural Newell home last Friday evening with a huge smile. Large signs with his name on them and colorful balloons had been posted at several spots around the Witt residence. His friends and relatives greeted the arrival with cheering and clapping...
Hearing set for $1.3m SL street projects, LakeTrail (03/05/02)
The projects include the 2002 Street Improvement Project, including the reconstruction of North Lake Avenue, Shoreway Drive and parts of West 4th Street, as well as a project to widen the LakeTrail. Streets planned for reconstruction are North Lake Avenue from Milwaukee Avenue north to approximately 12th Street, Shoreway from Northwestern Drive to Larchwood Drive, and West 4th from Larchwood Drive to Barton Street...
Is Iowa short-changing its own environmental initiatives? (03/05/02)
The agency's former top official, Pete Hamlin, said lawmakers often create programs that require huge resources, but fail to provide the money and staffing to follow through. "It takes some kind of crisis to get any kind of action," Hamlin said. It's almost like: 'Well, it's something we have to do, but it's not worth much effort.'"...
Mentzer sings way into Sound of America chorus (03/05/02)
Kristina, who has served as a vocal singer, band participant and member of Iowa All-State Chorus and a past honor choir, will join other select musicians chosen from applicants representing nearly every state when the honor band and chorus begins its 2002 European Concert Tour next July...
EDUCATION BRIEFS (03/05/02)
CommEd to offer ACT workshop March 16 CommUNITY Education is offering an ACT Workshop on Saturday morning, March 16. Most often, this test is taken during a student's junior year in high school as a step toward college applications. Participants will learn test taking strategies and steps for getting through the test as well as have a group tutor sessions in math, English and science during the workshop, which will run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Storm Lake High School...
St. Mary's High School releases honor roll for first semester (03/05/02)
Platinum Honor Roll 4.01-4.33 Grade 12 Katie Drey, Daniel Frederick, Megan Kestel, Jessica Netsch, Jennifer Petersen, Kasey Vogel, Roseanne Wolf Grade 11 Amanda Brady, Kelly Keenan, Rebecca Wilson Grade 10 Samuel Becker, Lindsay Clausen, Michelle Drey, Maddie Rust...
SL detective, medic honored in awards (03/05/02)
Speers was named the 2001 Civilian of the Year and Johnson the 2001 Officer of the Year for the Storm Lake Police Department in a ceremony at City Hall. Johnson has been with the Storm Lake Police Department for two years, coming to Storm Lake from Cherokee. In September of last year he was assigned as a detective with the criminal investigation division...
ISU's Power keeps head up after tough loss (03/05/02)
Sure, Power and his teammates are disappointed after yet another narrow loss, this one a 79-76 setback to Texas in the regular-season finale on Saturday night. But there's at least one more game to play, in the Big 12 tournament, and Power is ready to move ahead. The Cyclones play Missouri in a first-round game on Thursday night in Kansas City...
Buena Vista's Taxted wins national championship (03/05/02)
The Buena Vista 125-pounder won a national championship on Saturday night as he beat Carlos Restrepo of Ithaca College 7-3 in the finals at the NCAA Division III National Wrestling Championships in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Taxted's victory helped Buena Vista place fifth out of 105 schools in the nation with 63.5 points...
Springers Blue team places fourth at MAGA Championships (03/05/02)
The Blue team scored 130.325 points in the meet. In the novice age 9-and-under division, Ashley Anderson placed second on floor, fourth on beam, fifth on bars and in all-around, and ninth on vault. Jordan Henningsen placed fourth on floor, sixth on bars and vault, seventh in all-around and ninth on beam...
Michigan State's Taylor thwarts Iowa in finale (03/05/02)
Because of Marcus Taylor, the Hawkeyes couldn't even do that and a disappointing regular season ended with another loss. Taylor, Michigan State's superb sophomore point guard, was more than Iowa could handle. He scored 34 points, handed out nine assists and single-handedly blunted an Iowa rally in Michigan State's 93-79 victory on Saturday...
BV's dream of national title erased (03/05/02)
STORM LAKE - It must have seemed like the sequel. The last time Gustavus Adolphus played Buena Vista, the Gusties' pressure defense forced 29 turnovers and caused Buena Vista to shoot 41 percent. But Buena Vista was supposed to be a better team now then back in November when that happened...
Gospel choir to perform at Schaller Chapel (03/05/02)
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Sioux City is under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Floyd E. Brown. The choir performed last year to an enthusiastic audience and looks forward to Friday's concert. The concert is part of BVU's Second Annual Cultural Leadership Conference...
Art, music and history at BVU (03/05/02)
Only home athletic events are included in this calendar. For a full listing of sporting events, call 712-749-2253...
Mildred Smidt (03/05/02)
Farber and Otteman Funeral Homes were in charge of the arrangements. Mildred was born January 17, 1918 in Webb, the daughter of Samuel and Minnie Carlton. She graduated Sac High School in 1935. She lived around Sac City most of her life. She worked in Des Moines for two sessions for Rep. Eric Scott, at the R.E.A. County Treasurers office, Buds Food Market and Royal Industries...
James Hemmingsen (03/05/02)
Burial will be in the Newell Cemetery with military graveside rites by the American Legion Post No. 193 of Newell. Friends may call at the Fratzke Jensen Funeral Home in Newell after 3:30 on Tuesday with the family present 7 - 8:30 p.m. His family includes his wife, Jean, one daughter and her husband, Sharon and John Simpson of Hastings, Minn., one son and his wife, Thomas and Kim Hemmingsen of Newell; four grandchildren and one great grandson; his brother, Gail Hemmingsen and wife Miriam of Leesburg, Texas; and his sister Joyce Bayliss of Carmichael, Ca.. ...
Elsie Haburn (03/05/02)
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 5, at 2 p.m., at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Jim Steen will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Elsie was born January 13, 1913 in Cherokee County, to John Carl Munster and Helen Pollock Munster. ...
Marie Boyd (03/05/02)
A memorial fund has been established for park benches along the lake. Sliefert Redig Funeral Home, Storm Lake, is in charge of arrangements. Catherine Marie Ehman was born on the family farm near Rembrandt, on September 15, 1921, the daughter of Dick and Grace (Onnen) Ehman. ...
Dwight Vredenburg (03/05/02)
Fielding Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A memorial fund has been established with Northridge Living Center, Methodist Church, Rural Health Care Advantage Hospice. Dwight passed away on February 28, with complications from a stroke, at the Lucas County Health Center...
Frank Truesdell (03/05/02)
Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at the United Methodist Church in Ventura, with Reverend Paul Hasel officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to service time on Wednesday at the church. According to his wishes his body was cremated...
SL man charged with harassment (03/05/02)
Police responded to 803 Ontario and arrested Vy Syhavong, 27 of Storm Lake. Police charged Syhavong with Harassment (a simple misdemeanor). He was processed and released pending a court date...
Woman arrested for false credentials (03/05/02)
Police located the female in the lobby area of the officeand found that the woman was in the company of two other male subjects. Police transported all three subjects to the station for further investigation. The two male subjects were questioned and released...
Woman assaulted at food store (03/05/02)
While conducting an investigation, police determined that the victim had been physically assaulted by another female, who was known to her, in the parking lot of the store and then the suspect fled the scene in a mini van. Police put a broadcast out to area law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the suspect vehicle. ...
How love can stop time (03/05/02)
Funny how few of your things really matter when you think about it that way. Out of all of the goods you've worked so hard for so long to get, how many really mean something? Four years and thousands of dollars worth of college to get good-paying jobs. Endless overtime and weekends worked to buy a little more stuff...
PILOT EDITORIAL - School 'reflections' (03/05/02)
The move is a neat way around the sticky issues of religion in the schools, and takes care not to bring up the term "prayer." Of course, schools don't need the legislature to authorize silence for them, but lawmakers said some were nervous about doing it without some express approval...
PILOT EDITORIAL - St. Mary's technology (03/05/02)
St. Mary's has become one of the first districts in northwest Iowa - of any size - to establish a wireless portable computer lab. It is no small achievement. If computing power was the last revolution, computing mobility and interaction is the current one. St. Mary's students will understand that before they graduate into it...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: He will pay no taxes (03/05/02)
And today I am mailing to the Sioux City office of the Internal Revenue Service my tax form, with my name, address and a black magic marker "X" through the form. It is immoral to cooperate with this system which supports this illegal Bush Administration which is threatening the planet through so many avenues...
Black history, Iowa treasure (03/05/02)
It's a beautiful book, created by scholars, historians, business people, doctors, lawyers and students from across the state. It tells hundreds of beautiful, previously untold stories. The title, Outside In, comes from the poem of turn-of-the-century African American poet, Georgia Douglas Johnson: "Unriddle this riddle of...