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Stories from Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Former area man builds replica of Noah's ark (03/13/02)
Harry Kraft's large wooden replica of Noah's ark may not be exactly to scale, but it's pretty close to what the Biblical Noah's ark may have looked like. Kraft is a former area resident and is the father of Becky Jessen of Linn Grove. "Just a few people have seen it, I've really never went and pushed the theory about showing it (to the public)," Kraft said...
SL ministers bridging denominational gap (03/13/02)
The presence of the Storm Lake Ministerial Association offers the leaders of Storm Lake's numerous churches the opportunity for that same level of cooperation and communication today. The association, comprised of clergy from nearly all of the various denominations and faiths in town, meets the third Tuesday of every month from September to June, and provides a way for the different ministers to get to know one another, and is also a conduit for public organizations to provide information to the pastors, who then relay that news back to their congregations.. ...
Firefighters battle blaze in a winter storm (03/13/02)
The heat from the flames was the only thing keeping Storm Lake firefighters thawed as they responded to a raging fire at Bodholdt Plumbing and Heating company early Saturday morning. The firefighters found the office building at 1806 East Richland Street already fully engulfed in flame when they arrived shortly after 6 a.m. ...
Saggau selected to give address at BVU ceremony (03/13/02)
A 1949 graduate of Buena Vista College, Saggau is known throughout Iowa for his dedication to sports programs for youth. In addition to the current position he has held for 34 years, Saggau has served as president of the National Federation of State High School Associations, as chair of the National Basketball Rules Committee and member of the Football Rules Committee, as director of the Iowa Games and as a member of the United States Olympic House of Delegates Committee...
EDUCATION BRIEFS (03/13/02)
ACT workshop to be offered March 16 CommUNITY Education is offering an ACT Workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, March 16, at Storm Lake High School. Participants will learn test-taking strategies and steps for getting through the test and will be offered group tutor sessions in math, English and science...
SLHS music students to depart for Florida March 27 (03/13/02)
The last one in 1998 was also to Orlando and the students and adults who participated enjoyed the experience. This year the Concert Choir, Concert Band and String Orchestra will each perform in a national contest. The groups will also perform at Epcot in Walt Disney World. ...
Schools can't put price tag on English (03/13/02)
When Gov. Tom Vilsack signed legislation making English the official language in Iowa, it was with this condition: That the Legislature put another $1.2 million toward teaching English to immigrants. The House has approved a bill. The Senate has not yet acted...
PICKING UP HOPE (03/13/02)
Cook along with Jean Miller are co-chairs of this year's American Cancer Society Daffodil Days. The daffodil is the the first flower of spring and is considered a "Flower of Hope" for those touched by cancer. Daffodils are now available for pick-up at the American Cancer Society office at the corner of Cayuga and 5th Street in Storm Lake. Donations collected from the sales are used for cancer research, education, advocacy and other services...
Medical Center bid comes in near $4.6 million, beats project's $5.2 million cap (03/13/02)
While Woodruff Construction submitted the lowest bid at slightly over $4.6 million, the BVRMC Board of Trustees will hold off selecting a contractor for the project until it meets next Monday. Jim Ruble, lead architect on the project, said they will spend the next week reviewing the bids before making a recommendation to the board at its March 18 meeting...
BV softball team opens season at St. Thomas (03/13/02)
Buena Vista beat Carleton 3-1, but lost to St. Thomas 11-3, St. Benedict 5-0, St. Thomas 9-4 and Gustavus Adolphus 7-1. Baseball Buena Vista's games at Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday and Sunday were postponed until March 17. Grigsby honored...
Iowa gets No. 9 seed in Mideast Regional (03/13/02)
Iowa will face eighth-seed Virginia on Saturday in Storrs, Conn. "I'm extremely happy to be working (on Sunday night)," head coach Lisa Bluder said. "I truly believed we deserved to be in the NCAA tournament." Iowa's hopes for a repeat conference championship and automatic NCAA bid ended when the Hawkeyes dropped its opening game to Indiana in the Big Ten tournament...
Iowa State receives third seed in Midwest (03/13/02)
Fennelly disagrees. The Cyclones received the No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament's Midwest region and will host 14th-seeded Temple in the first round on Saturday at Hilton Coliseum. Fennelly was happy that his team was invited to play in the tournament for the sixth-straight year. He also was happy his team will host first and second-round games for the fifth-straight year...
No. 1-ranked Knights roll past Iowa City Regina (03/13/02)
Pomeroy-Palmer, now 26-0, will play Boyden-Hull (23-2) in a semifinal game on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Pomeroy-Palmer jumped out to a 14-10 lead after the first quarter. The Knights extended to a 32-26 lead at the half. Pomeroy-Palmer used a 22-16 spurt in the third quarter to take a 54-42 lead into the fourth quarter. The Knights finished off the game by scoring 23 fourth-quarter points...
USD art galleries to present area students' top works (03/13/02)
The exhibition is on display in the Main Gallery of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on the University campus in Vermillion. The Annual Area High School Art Exhibition was initiated in 2001 as a way of participating in national Youth Art Month and help in to celebrate the vitality of high school art programs in the region...
TRAVEL IOWA - Frank Lloyd Wright's Iowa architecture legacy (03/13/02)
His first tie to Iowa came as a small child, when his family lived in McGregor, Iowa for a short time. As a young artist, he first found success in the firm headed by Louis Sullivan, the famous Chicago architect who designed the Van Allen building in Clinton and the famous "jewel box" bank in Grinnell. Wright went on to become this country's most renowned architect, with a career that spanned nearly 75 years...
'Rogues' offer a St. Patrick's Day bash (03/13/02)
Admission will be free. Arts Council patrons will receive 1/2 price appetizers. The band will start playing at 8 p.m. Learn more about The Rogues on their website, theroguesgallery.com. Band leader Ray MacAvoy says his group fits under the category of World Beat. Their music includes everything from Reggae to Blues to Irish...
Marjorie Edson (03/13/02)
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 12th at 11:00 a.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake with the Reverend Duane Queen officiating. A private family burial service will be held at Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Lake Preservation Association of Storm Lake...
John Shelp (03/13/02)
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 13th at 2:00 p.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake with the Reverend Duane Queen officiating. Burial with military honors by Amvets Post #66 will be in Storm Lake Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established...
Lois Fredericksen (03/13/02)
Burial was in the Scandinavian Cemetery, Alta. Barker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Lois died February 17, 2002 in Jupiter, Florida following a lengthy illness. Lois was born at Alta on December 7, 1917, the daughter of Horace and Selma (Johnson) Hultgren. ...
Alfred Wollesen (03/13/02)
Farber and Otteman Funeral Homes, Lake View, are in charge of arrangements. Alfred Lavern Wollesen died Friday, March 8, 2002 at Blackhawk Life Care Center, Lake View, following a short illness. Alfred was born February 2, 1917 in Clinton Township, Sac County, the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Mauer) Wollesen. He attended country schools in Wall Lake...
SL man arrested for assault (03/13/02)
Officers determined that a male subject inside the night club had struck two women with his fist. The subject was still on the premises and was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect, identified as Ricardo Venegas-Gonazlea, 29, of Storm Lake was charged with two counts of Simple Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication...
St. Mary's call leads to child abuse arrest (03/13/02)
Storm Lake Police assisted by the Iowa Department of Human Services investigated the incident and determined that the 11-year-old victim had been beaten with a belt by his father and he sustained injuries from the beating. Police located Hugo Cruz, 43 of Storm Lake, at his residence at 611 Iowa Street, and placed him under arrest. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - SL should sell Santa's Castle (03/13/02)
I've spent most of my life living in Storm Lake and after finishing my education and living in Spencer for a couple of years I am a social worker in east central Iowa. I can honestly say that I miss my former home more than I ever imagined. The lake is breath taking, I loved the people there and find myself bragging about what a wonderful place the City Beautiful has become...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Nothing hateful in 'sexual orientation' discussion (03/13/02)
First of all, I want to thank the school board for allowing the public an opportunity to attend the February 19 meeting, and express opinions freely. Secondly, thank you to the Pilot-Tribune for allowing freedom of speech in this paper, and for covering this topic...