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Stories from Tuesday, March 12, 2002

Pedersen prepares to embark on European musical excursion (03/12/02)
For years, Leah Pedersen has appeared in band concerts on the floor of the Alta High School gymnasium, playing a host of woodwind instruments in concert band and jazz band ensembles for appreciative audiences. This summer, Pedersen will continue to shine as a member of a woodwind section, but the venues she will be playing in will change considerably...
Tips to maximize your memory bank (03/12/02)
The Health News service at Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center (DMU) reports memory loss is a serious concern to many men and women as they age. Their concern is that memory glitches are the first signs of Alzheimer's disease, a degenerative brain disorder that affects approximately four million Americans...
Candidate for governor calls for tax overhaul, and 'letting Iowa's teachers teach' (03/12/02)
He is a former teacher and coach, as well as a principal at both Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and Sheldon. He is CEO of Opportunities Unlimited, a non-profit organization in Sioux City that provides rehabilitation for young people who experience life-changing injuries...
No 'factory farm' moratorium in sight for BV County (03/12/02)
For the better part of a decade, Gustafson has been preaching the need for local control of the big livestock confinement industry, and has found his efforts ignored or frustrated at every turn. "You can only run into a brick wall so many times," he told the Pilot-Tribune. ...
$13 million challenge for BVU (03/12/02)
A secret donor has offered a gift of $13 million to make Buena Vista University's dream of a state-of-the-art Science Center become a reality. Ground will be broken as early as October for the most expensive project in BVU history. Just one catch...
Vilsack announces $175,000 Newell grant (03/12/02)
Newell plans to extend its sewer line to a number of homes currently using septic tanks, which will help improve the community's environmental control. Total project cost is $350,000, with a second extension project being planned for later in the year. City officials will sign a contract with the CDBG program in April, and attend a workshop that month on the economic development initiatives...
Ann's Pasture, & God's Acres (03/12/02)
Driving up the dirt lane, there's a bright green and white sign proclaiming, "Ann's Pasture and God's Acres." Countless blue spruces stand along a frozen creek right now, but in the summer there are oaks and walnut trees in full bloom, along with countless flowers...
Senior survives ordeal, holds onto his humor (03/12/02)
Iverson said he heard Iowa Guard planes doing low maneuvers over his farm place south of Storm Lake early that morning as he was setting out to do chores. "They sounded so close it was almost like they could tear everything to pieces," he said. As he walked west of his barn and paused to look up for the planes, an unexpected gust of wind - he's not sure if it came from the jets or not - knocked him off his feet...
Alta Chamber to hold Easter egg hunt March 30 (03/12/02)
Residents interested in volunteering at the event should contact Wendy Nelson at Alta Wel-Life (284-2620) by March 20, and citizens willing to contribute money for the purchase of eggs and candy should contact Nelson by March 11. Donors will be listed on the advertisements and flyers provided by Wel-Life...
Communication activity rises 104 percent for Alta Police (03/12/02)
Communication activity for the police department, which includes officers responding to complaints from citizens, handling traffic stops for violations such as not wearing seat belts, speeding or driving while impaired, and conducting routine security checks on different buildings around town, rose 104.13 percent from January to December 2001, and then went up by 68.4 percent in January from December's figures...
City considers resurfacing park courts for use as basketball, tennis facility (03/12/02)
Improvements on the current set of courts, located on the west side of the park complex behind the home bleachers of the football field, have not been made for over a decade, and the area is in need of repair. While resurfacing the current 70-foot by 100-foot area with concrete would cost approximately $17,500, council members may decide to increase the size slightly to create a combination tennis/basketball facility...
Collum set to visit Australia as student ambassador (03/12/02)
Kim Collum, who moved to Carroll with her mother, Mona Berg, before the start of the 2001-2002 school year, was recently selected as a delegate for the program after undergoing a month-long evaluation process which included obtaining school references and personal interviews with members of a screening committee...
Ivey handles variety of roles as surgeon at BVRMC (03/12/02)
Ivey, the only general surgeon at BVRMC, has performed three surgeries (one gallbladder and two hernia operations), reviewed medical notes on patients, dictated a number of reports onto the hospital's tape-recording phone and has made rounds around the hospital, visiting with those he and other doctors have performed medical procedures on in the past few days...
BV softball team to be one of youngest in Iowa Conference (03/12/02)
Last year, three teams won 30-plus games led by national runner-up Central that finished with a 41-10 record. Conference champion Wartburg, a regional finalist in last year's NCAA tournament, finished at 36-9-1 record overall and Coe finished 31-10...
Ankeny stuns No. 1 Lincoln to reach finals (03/12/02)
Ankeny, which starts two freshmen and a sophomore, will go for its third Class 4A state championship in six years after beating No. 1-ranked Des Moines Lincoln 51-47 in the semifinals on Thursday. "It's been a really fun season," Ankeny coach Scott DeJong said. "I feel extremely bad for Lincoln. They've got a great team, a great coach and they have some outstanding players...
Agonizing losses mark Iowa State's season (03/12/02)
It also was a season that showed the character of coach Larry Eustachy and his players. The Cyclones could have pitched it in after a 1-9 start in the Big 12 that included an eight-game losing streak. But they always came back strong the next game, only to lose again at the end. A 12-19 record resulted, just one season after Iowa State won its second consecutive Big 12 championship...
Former SL man's unique concerto premiere stars in Des Moines Symphony Orchestra performance (03/12/02)
Poulsen, 43, a graduate of Buena Vista University, now lives in Des Moines, and has built a considerable reputation both in classical music and film-making. In October, 1999, the Des Moines Symphony gave the world premiere of Poulsen's "Five Poems of Edgar Allan Poe." The composer is currently working on a string quartet and a composition for chorus and orchestra...
Bluegrass fever hits Storm Lake (03/12/02)
Slowly but surely, the chairs in Abner Bell's Coffeehouse began to fill up Wednesday night around 6:30, as those in the audience buzzed about the sound of the band which was getting ready to perform in one hour. Slowly but surely, the available space became full, and employees soon had to bring out more chairs for the overflow crowd to sit on...
Practical Farmers of Iowa to meet on March 16 in Sac City (03/12/02)
Everyone is welcome. There will be a Dutch treat supper to start the meeting followed by speaker Robert Karp, the executive director of PFI, along with other local farmers. They will be discussing the unique aspects of their farms. What is a farmer to do when there is $4 dollar beans, $1.70 corn, consolidation of livestock, integration, regulation, and massive government subsidies?...
Sassman starts new salon on Highway 7 in Storm Lake (03/12/02)
Last Friday, those limits flew out the windows of Sassman's new salon at 1427 West Milwaukee Avenue. Sassman, a native of town who graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1989 and the Faust Institute of Cosmetology in 1991, began operation of her own hairstyling business, Hair Unlimited, last Friday, and has already built a solid clientele from her work at three previous salons in Storm Lake over the past decade...
LaVera Criss (03/12/02)
LaVera C. Criss died Thursday, March 7, 2001, at the Loring Hospital in Sac City. LaVera C. Lange was born April 3, 1909, in Courtland, Minnesota, the daughter of Hugo F. and Alvina M. (Precht) Lange. She moved to Sac City in 1914. She attended and graduated from Sac City High School in 1927. ...
Marjorie Edson (03/12/02)
Visitation will be at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home on Monday, March 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for the Lake Preservation Association. A complete obituary will appear at a later date...
Mabel Sanderman (03/12/02)
Funeral services will be Monday, March 11th at 2 p.m. at the Immanuel Reformed United Church of Christ in Schaller with the Reverend Henry Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Reformed United Church of Christ Cemetery in rural Schaller...
Kristi Emmick (03/12/02)
Burial was in Newell Cemetery, with Rev. Thomas Hagen officiating. Kristi died Saturday, March 2, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. Kristi was born December 24, 1957 in Storm Lake to Holger and Kay (Raper) Grau. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sioux City. She graduated from the Omaha School of Nursing and also attended Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, graduating in 1984 with a BA Degree in Business Administration and Education...
Viola Zobel (03/12/02)
Viola died Wednesday, February 27, at her home in Odebolt. Viola was born September 13, 1918, in Carnarvon, the daughter of Hannah Voss. In 1924, she moved to Lake View and attended school. Viola was baptized and confirmed in June of 1937 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lake View. Viola married Edgar Zobel on September 1, 1940 in Arthur. They lived on a farm East of Ida Grove for 52 years. Edgar died on November 27, 1992. Viola moved into Odebolt in 1993...
Maurine Schuirring (03/12/02)
Farber and Otteman Funeral Home, Sac City, is in charge of arrangements. Maurine died March 4, at Twilight Acres Nursing Home, Wall Lake, following a lengthy illness. Maurine was born May 7, 1913 in Sac City, the daughter of Clyde W. and Ethel R. (Hayden) Highland. She attended Sac City Schools and business school in Fort Dodge. On November 11, 1942 she married Elmer W. Schuirring at the Methodist Church in Sac City. They were life-long residents of rural Sac City. Elmer died January 28, 2002...
Lyla Nixon (03/12/02)
Lyla died Sunday, March 3, at the Fonda Nursing and Rehab Center in Fonda. Lyla Gottfried was born March 20, 1905, in Fonda. She graduated from Fonda Community High School and Fort Dodge Business College. She worked as a receptionist for a doctor in Fort Dodge and then resided in Fonda the rest of her life. ...
Genevieve Leege (03/12/02)
Farber and Otteman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Genevieve died Friday, March 1, at the Park View Care Center following a lengthy illness. Genevieve Witt was born October 14, 1903, in Sac City, the daughter of William E. And Ada (Brown) Witt. Genevieve lived all of her life in Sac County, most of those years on farms in the Lytton area. She was a member of the first class to graduate from the 12th grade at the Lytton High School...
Dorothy Dreessen (03/12/02)
Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Albert City. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home, Lake View, is in charge of arrangements. Dorothy died Friday, March 2, at Twilight Acres Nursing Home, Wall Lake, following a lengthy illness. Dorothy was born April 18, 1910 in La Moille, Illinois, the daughter of Siegfried and Clara (Fetzer) Grosch. She attended schools in Illinois...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (03/12/02)
ACCIDENTS On March 1, at 1:52 p.m. an accident occurred at the intersection of Railroad Street and Cayuga Street. A 1997 Ford, driven by Harold Lussman, 75, of 925 Pleasantview Drive, was eastbound in the 200 block of Railroad Street. A 1991 Chevrolet, driven by Agustin Sanchez, 24, of 116 Cayuga Street, was attempting to make a right hand turn onto Railroad Street from Cayuga Street. ...
The fun and Games are over (03/12/02)
For 17 days, I wrapped the Olympics around me like a down comforter, sinking into the delightful shock of a teen-ager nailing his ski jump and the smile of a young man hurtling to victory in the skeleton with a photo of his grandfather in his helmet and the tearful "I love you" mouthed to his wife by a stunned speed-skater who will have a gold medal to show his co-workers at Home Depot...
The future is here today (03/12/02)
My time here has basically paralleled the biggest building boom in the history of the school, but still, something has been missing. I saw ground broken for the incredible underground Forum, with its classy auditorium, ballroom, bookstore, offices, museum to its donor and all the rest of its wonders...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Local control (03/12/02)
"We're alarmed at the number of calls we're getting," Supervisor Del Brockshus said. Clay County plans to turn the matter over to its public health board to determine if a moratorium stopping any new confinements is appropriate. Buena Vista County was in the vanguard of those exploring such a possibility a few years ago, but when Humboldt County wound up in court over the issue, the message was plain that local control was not an option...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Drunken driving, sobering stubbornness (03/12/02)
It's been more stubbornness than anything else that has prevented the state from joining the 30-or-so other states that have already adopted blood-alcohol limits of .08 percent. Iowa's lawmakers have instead been busy during these years trying to find ways to increase speed limits...