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Stories from Wednesday, March 20, 2002

BVRMC groundbreaking April 12 (03/20/02)
The public is invited to attend the ceremony. The medical center's trustees met last night to set the date and finalize details for the building process, which includes the Women's Health Center, rehabilitation unit, a physical connection between the medical center and the nearby clinic, and heavy renovations for the emergency room/ lab/business offices areas...
Rescuers encounter school bus in dramatic crash drill encounter school bus in dramatic crash drill (03/20/02)
The only entrance for the EMTs who arrive on the scene first is through the bus's side door, which is now facing the sky. What would normally be a moment of dread is just a chance for learning for 12 students enrolled in the EMT Basic course through Iowa Central Community College...
Council splits on zoning potential Wal-Mart site (03/20/02)
Landowners Tom and Sue Cavanaugh, Dale and Roberta Boettcher, and Geisinger Family Farms were seeking a voluntary annexation into the city for the site. The City of Storm Lake was also on the request because property it owns would become an zoning "island" if the other land was annexed, according to Scott Olesen, code official...
BV County students to compete for Iowa Farm Bureau scholarship (03/20/02)
Nels Overgaard and Kurt Olsen, both of Newell, will be representing Buena Vista County in the state competition. Overgaard, a Newell-Fonda High School Senior, is the son of Debora and Kaj Overgaard. His plans are to attend Iowa State University and major in Engineering...
Opening Friday (03/20/02)
Blue Lagoon Club & Lounge manager Trish Jackson and security manager John Ihry pose near the main counter of Storm Lake's new entertainment establishment. The club, which will feature a restaurant, a large dance floor and pool tables, will celebrate its grand opening Friday, March 22. Watch for more details on the Blue Lagoon project in Thursday's Pilot-Tribune Dollars & Sense...
BV Supervisors to renew law enforcement contracts (03/20/02)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors will renew ongoing law enforcement contracts between the county sheriff's office and the communities of Albert City, Lakeside and Marathon. The contracts call for sheriff's deputies to provide law enforcement in each community...
3 on 3 basketball tourney returns to SL (03/20/02)
There will be divisions for both boys and girls in grades 5-12 as well as divisions for adults. The registration fee for the youth teams is $30 while the adult teams fee is $40. Teams need to register as soon as possible so that shirts can be ordered. To register, contact the Community Education office at 732-5711...
Buena Vista opens season with four wins (03/20/02)
The opener featured plenty of offense by both clubs. The Beavers pounded out 16 hits and Nebraska Wesleyan had 17. Buena Vista scored six runs in the fifth inning and took a 14-8 lead into the bottom of the seventh before yielding five runs in the bottom of the inning. The Beavers won despite committing five errors...
P-P players headline NWC first team picks (03/20/02)
Seniors Nick Ford, Dustin Thompson and Chris Hanssen were all selected to the first team. They were joined by senior Tyler Vaudt of Sioux Central, senior Jason Ripke of Newell-Fonda, junior Jason Pyle of Schaller-Crestland and senior Eric Wordekemper of Storm Lake St. Mary's...
Schaller-Crestland, Sioux Central tourneys planned (03/20/02)
The entry fee is $8 if postmarked by March 20 or $10 after that date. There will be four divisions: mini pee wee (grades K-2), pee wee (grades 3-4), junior (grades 5-6) and senior (grades 7-8). Weigh-in times are 4 to 5 p.m. for mini pee wee and pee wee, and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for junior and senior. Wrestling will begin thereafter...
Storied 'Storm Lake' WPA mural to turn 65 (03/20/02)
The 26-year old Rhodes was commissioned to paint the 12-feet by 6-feet mural May 15, 1937 under the Works Progress Administration, (WPA), one of three art programs under the Section of Finer Arts, Department of the Treasury. The mural was installed December 14, 1937 in the old post office on Lake Avenue and the artist was paid $560. ...
JoAnn Ross (03/20/02)
Arrangements were made by Warner Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Iowa, 5601 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50310. JoAnn Ross, the daughter of Dale and Wilma Bloom Witt, was born January 7, 1931, in Storm Lake. Her childhood years were spent in Storm Lake, where she received her education, graduating from Storm Lake High School...
Opal Dubois (03/20/02)
Opal died Friday, March 15, at the Pocahontas Manor Care Center. Opal Fern Donaldson was born February 13, 1908, the daughter of William and Mary (Olney) Donaldson near Marathon. She attended the Marathon and Garfield schools. She was united in marriage to Sherwin Dubois. ...
Clyde McDonough (03/20/02)
Funeral services were held Monday, March 18, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sac City with burial in the Cook Center Cemetery, Schaller. Peter was born March 23, 1914 in Sac County, the son of Charles and Ethel (Gilmour) McDonough. He attended country school and went on to graduate from Odebolt High School. ...
Gladys Johnson (03/20/02)
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 19th at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake with the Reverend Connie Spitzack officiating. Burial will be in the Scandinavian Cemetery, rural Alta. Gladys Dorothea Victoria Johnson was born August 15, 1916 to Edwin and Norma Johnson at her parents' home north of Alta in Buena Vista County. ...
Linnea Peterson (03/20/02)
The funeral service was Monday, March 18th, at the Hope Evangelical Free Church with the Reverend Jim Hofman officiating. Burial was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. Linnea Hortense Bengston was born December 7, 1904 in Madrid, Iowa the daughter of S. August and Ida (Nilsson) Bengston. Linnea's early childhood was spent in Madrid and Boone, where her father was Boone County Treasurer...
Four teens charged with disorderly conduct at SL Middle School (03/20/02)
On the afternoon of Friday, March 15, at approximately 1 p.m., the Storm Lake Police Department received information of a fight that had occurred at the Storm Lake Middle School facility involving four students. Following an investigation, police determined that four 7th graders had engaged in a fight on school grounds...
Three BVU students arrested after disturbance (03/20/02)
Police met with University security personnel and the subject who was causing the disturbance. Police determined the subject to be a student and identified him as Michael Briant, 22, of Des Moines. Briant was arrested without incident for Public Intoxication. ...
BV County artists sought for Iowa Artists Society's area show yet so very different (03/20/02)
The art show is open to all artists 18 years of age and older. Counties in Area 1 and 4 are Lyon, Dickinson, Emmett, Sioux, Woodbury, Ida, Sac, Monona, Osceola, O'Brien, Clay, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Cherokee, Buena Vista and Crawford. Three works may be entered. ...
The Pilot Editorial - Is glass half full, or half empty? (03/20/02)
In the same breath, this group admits that they find a drinking problem on the campus, in the community, and among college-age people in general, but also stresses that young people at BVU don't deserve a boozing reputation. That isn't a contradiction in terms...
Letters To The Editor (03/20/02)
We are entitled to our opinions. Hopefully, Storm Lake's city leaders will consider more than Mr. Sabel's letter (March 12, Pilot-Tribune) when they decide upon the fate of Santa's Castle. My family, too, was raised in Storm Lake. Now residing near Alta, I am proud to say I grew up in The City Beautiful. The parks, the lake, the clean streets and the friendly people are still important to me. Santa's Castle is high on my list of places that make Storm Lake a wonderful community...
So Normal, Yet So Very Different yet so very different (03/20/02)
But something happened last fall, the kind of subtle shift you recognize only in retrospect. The mirror went up in November, quickly followed by the two African spears, the flat oversized clock purchased last summer and the Ansel Adams photograph of a cemetery. We bought ficus plants for the living room and cyclamen for the outdoor pots. We draped chenille throws over the couch...