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Stories from Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Redwine brings his anti-cloning campaign to SL (03/26/02)
"I believe it is unethical to do that type of research," Redwine said Saturday morning at the Lakeshore Cafe. "I've been a defender of life all my career as a family physician before I got into the legislature." Redwine is one of four candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Iowa's 5th Congressional District, which covers 32 counties in western Iowa stretching between the Minnesota and Missouri borders...
Bowman earns All-American scholastic achievement honor (03/26/02)
The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. The All-American Scholars must earn at least a 3.30 grade point average in their academic studies. Only scholars selected by a school instructor, counselor, or other qualified sponsor are accepted. These scholars are eligible for other awards given by the USAA...
EDUCATION BRIEFS (03/26/02)
SL students earn President's Scholarships Five Storm Lake area students have been awarded President's Scholarships from Buena Vista University. They are Amanda Brummer, daughter of Jeff and LaDonna Brummer, 718 Geneseo Street; Jessica Netsch, daughter of Kelly and Judy Netsch, 112 Lake Street; Somphane Rattanavong, son of Peter and Jenny Rattanavong, 401 Superior Street; Nick Skibsted, son of Dave and Connie Skibsted, 1411 610th Street; and Roseanne Wolf, daughter of Raymond and Mary Wolf, 407 Ash Street.. ...
Bowman earns All-American scholastic achievement honor (03/26/02)
The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer deserved recognition to superior students who excel in the academic disciplines. The All-American Scholars must earn at least a 3.30 grade point average in their academic studies. Only scholars selected by a school instructor, counselor, or other qualified sponsor are accepted. These scholars are eligible for other awards given by the USAA...
Kingdom Come (03/26/02)
Storm Lake United Methodist Church-goers become actors this week to tell one of the best-known stories in history, as the congregation presents a Last Supper drama, "Thy Kingdom Come." The event is open to everyone. There will also be an open communion service...
Farm fields turn into battleground (03/26/02)
A battle is taking place in the nation's rural communities between farmers and their neighbors. Barns that once dotted the landscape in Iowa, North Carolina, Utah and other farm states are being replaced with metal buildings or lots that hold thousands of cattle, hogs and chickens, which produce pound upon pound of manure...
Bishop Last to preach at St. Mark's anniversary event (03/26/02)
The festivities begin with the Kickoff on Easter Sunday, March 31. Bishop Michael Last, of the Western Iowa Synod, will be the guest speaker for this special event. The Reverend Dr. Michael A. Last was ordained in 1972. He attended William Penn College, where he received his B.A., Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary, M. Div., and Graduate Theological Foundation, D. Min...
City of SL to participate in statewide tornado drill (03/26/02)
The tornado drill will take place Wednesday, March 27. The Storm Lake and Lakeside tornado sirens will be activated at approximately 10:15 a.m. The sirens will sound for approximately three (3) minutes. At the same time the outdoor sirens are activated the indoor warning system will be tested also. The indoor system is present in schools and some public facilities throughout the community...
Visitors Bureau emerges to boost BV area tourism (03/26/02)
"Our biggest goal is to educate Buena Vista County and all of Storm Lake on things only 20 minutes away," said Marilyn Monson, director of the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce. The county convention and visitors bureau met last week for a "brochure night," where representatives from across the county and most of its towns exchanged information about attractions in each other's communities...
SL girls place in three events at USD indoor (03/26/02)
Havens placed second out of 48 competitors in the 400 meters with a time of 1 minute, 2.67 seconds. Wulfekuhler leaped 16 feet, 5 inches to finish second out of 36 participants in the long jump. The 4x400 relay unit of Morae Youde, Billie Blanchard, Wulfekuhler and Havens placed fifth with a time of 4:29.37. That was their fastest time of the season thus far...
Indiana signals return to elite with Final Four appearance (03/26/02)
The net seemed so far away, but Coverdale, leaning, limping, hopping made it up there on one foot and teammates' shoulders he'd never known were so broad - one rung at a time. Jeffries had told him as he left the court to have his injured left ankle x-rayed not to worry that the Hoosiers were "going to get this one" for him...
BV softball team drops pair on spring trip to Florida (03/26/02)
Bousum walked none and struck out six over seven innings in getting the loss. Augsburg scored a run in the sixth inning to go ahead. Megan O'Malley belted an RBI double for the Beavers, while Sara Salton drove in two runs. Katie Onken had a double...
Vaudt, Wordekemper, Glienke make all-district hoops team (03/26/02)
Vaudt, a 5-foot-11 senior, averaged 21.4 points a game for the Rebels this past season. Wordekemper, a senior guard, averaged 19.0 points a contest for the Panthers. Glienke, a 6-2 senior, averaged 19.3 points a game for the Cyclones this past season...
BV baseball team splits pair on Florida trip (03/26/02)
Dan Christiansen, a former Sioux Central prep, fired a four-hit complete game shutout, and Dan Nuehring, a former Laurens-Marathon prep, went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI as Buena Vista blanked Earlham 4-0 on Sunday. Christiansen allowed just four singles, walked two and struck out 11 batters over seven innings to pick up his second win of the year...
Accomplishment, relief settles in for Sanderson (03/26/02)
Sanderson became the first undefeated four-time NCAA wrestling champion Saturday at the NCAA Championships in Albany, N.Y., while Heskett won his first national title after finishing second twice and third once. "I was just relieved," said Sanderson, who beat Lehighs Jon Trenge, 12-4, to win at 197 pounds and finish his career with a perfect 159-0 record. "There was a lot of weight off my shoulders. It was just a great feeling. It was peaceful. It was nice."...
SL makes history at indoor meet (03/26/02)
Justin Koeppe ran the fastest 500 meter time in 14 years, Rory Fulcher and Jeff DeHaan made history in the long jump, Shane Maier threw the farthest shot put distance since Storm Lake has been attending the meet, and the Tornadoes placed first in four events - more than any of the 30 schools who participated at the University of South Dakota's Dakota Dome...
No 'Busch' Leaguer: second-year driver wins Food City 500 (03/26/02)
Busch held off a determined Jimmy Spencer to win Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. In his 14th career start, the Roush Racing driver found his first win. "It feels great to win," said Busch. "I hope we're able to win more this season. Bristol is a great place to race, period."...
TRAVEL IOWA - Nationally-recognized attractions dot Iowa (03/26/02)
But Iowa is also home to several destinations with broader appeal, including some of our country's first nationally designated areas. The Sergeant Floyd Monument in Sioux City was the first National Historic Landmark in the United States. Today, as the country prepares to celebrate the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, travelers come here to observe the 100-foot-tall stone obelisk, built to honor Sergeant Charles Floyd. ...
Witter Gallery prepares for annual Gala event (03/26/02)
The dinner will be catered by Baker's Court and will begin at 6:30 p.m. cost for the evening is $25 per person. Reservations must be made by calling the Witter Gallery at 732-3400 before April 16. Tickets may also be purchased at Paxtons Jewelry, B.V. Stationary and the Sugar Bowl...
Open house reception for students in Iowa Art Salon (03/26/02)
This is the final day to view the Northwest Iowa Student Salon, the gallery's biennial exhibit of exceptional high school artwork. This year nearly 400 works were submitted from 14 school districts. A variety of media are represented in the exhibit, including cray-pas, oil sticks, charcoal, pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, oil pastel, pen and ink, ceramics, metal and clay...
Elaine Jessen (03/26/02)
Sliefert Redig Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids, was in charge of arrangements. Elaine died Thursday, March 21, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer. Elaine Lois Olson was born December 16, 1929, the daughter the Gehardt and Kathryne (Schulntz) Olson at Rembrandt. ...
Lee Staton (03/26/02)
Lee was born August 29, 1924 in Minnesota , the son of George W. and Florence (Manska) Staton. He married Helen E. Nielsen in Sac City. He was a long time resident of Sac City and was a member of the First Christian Church. Lee worked for Liechty and Reicoff and then the City of Sac City, retiring in 1987. After retiring he did some trucking for Glen Paeper. Lee was a long time member of the Sac City Saddle Club...
Jack Owen (03/26/02)
Mr. Owen was born May 8, 1921, at Joplin, Mo., the son of Howard Francis and Irene Jeanetta (Watson) Owen. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 7, at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Wichita. Burial was in the Kechi Cemetery. Jack was a retired executive with the Boy Scouts of America, Quivira Council. He was a Scouting Leader in Storm Lake in the late 1950's. He was also a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps...
Police interrupt domestic beating (03/26/02)
As officers arrived at 401 Cayuga Street, Apartment 103, they could hear a male and female arguing and yelling and then officers heard the voices become muffled. Police knocked. When a man opened the door, a female ran past him and into hall with officers. She had suffered injuries including bruises and abrasions, and her clothing was torn...
Laurens-Marathon Schools found drug-free in a police dog search (03/26/02)
"I am very pleased to confirm that we continue to be a drug-free building," commented Michael Wright, Superintendent. An initial search was done in early January. "I want to assure our students, parents, and community members that we now have, and will continue to have, a safe and drug free environment for our students."...
POLICE BLOTTER (03/26/02)
ACCIDENTS On March 15, at 8 p.m., an accident was reported to the Storm Lake Police Department. Sometime between March 7 - 10, a hit and run occurred at an unknown time and at an unknown location. A 1998 Chevrolet, owned by Derrick Barglof, of 517 Expansion Boulevard, was parked and an unknown vehicle struck the right door of his vehicle. Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $400...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - March Madness (03/26/02)
Some believe "March Madness" relates to athletic competitions held in March, especially basketball tournaments. Others use this phrase when they refer to March weather in Iowa. While all of these people may be correct, I am quite convinced that these words describe the atmosphere that exists at the Capitol right now. ...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Phone campaign reaching a goal (03/26/02)
With just a month left in the program, U.S. Cellular is calling on area residents to drop off their old wireless phones at any area U.S. Cellular retail or agent location. The company is accepting any portable cellular or digital phone, excluding bag phones or vehicle-installed models; the phones need not be in working order. ...
If students didn't matter (03/26/02)
"BVU students mean nothing," it reads. Grab. Twist. Student editor Micah Chaplin follows that powerful headline with a personal account of the experience students felt while trying to speak out at a Storm Lake School Board meeting over the controversial proposal to add "sexual orientation" to the list of nondiscrimination protections in district policies...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Too much for the chamber to carry (03/26/02)
We have to believe, however, that all this is simply too big a bite for even a purebred to chew. It may be a matter of setting priorities - which of these projects holds the most meaning and potential for the community? It may be a matter of organization. It could well take a new consortium, or at least an independent non-profit organization, to handle the fundraising, promotion and grant-writing to save four landmarks all at once...
True sentence for the crime (03/26/02)
But Shawn Jones is 11, an age when the one and only goal is to get through the day without public embarrassment. So, it's safer to watch "The Jeffersons." In front of the unseeing television, he is like everyone else, like he used to be, before last summer...