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Stories from Thursday, March 28, 2002

Civic groups convene for town meeting (03/28/02)
Members of the community and representatives of various civic groups gathered at the Alta Community Center on Monday evening to participate in a forum designed to allow those present to hear and debate news from the numerous delegations at the meeting...
Cuts hurt, but won't cripple local Human Services effort (03/28/02)
The new manager for the Iowa Department of Human Services Sioux City Service Area, which includes Buena Vista County, met with the Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors this week to discuss the new service area and some of the employee shifts along with it...
Clay County Health Board calls for broad confinement ban (03/28/02)
Such a moratorium would apply to "any new construction or activity occurring on land used for the production, care, feeding or housing of animals with the exception of variances granted by the Clay County Board of Supervisors." According to Clay County Assistant Attorney Mike Houchins, this wording may need to be "tightened-up" so that it applies to large confinement operations, and not to local farmers who simply have animals on their farms...
A 4-way race for BV Supervisor, Freeman alone to seek House seat (03/28/02)
The filing deadline to get on the ballot came and went Thursday, with every incumbent in the countywide races deciding to seek another term. Primary contests will be decided in June 4 voting. In Supervisor District One, incumbent Doug Bruns will face off with fellow Republican Bill Lanphere...
IBP denies recruiting illegal labor (03/28/02)
IBP Inc. strongly denies using an underground network of recruiters to bring illegal immigrants to work at its meat packing plants. The company is answering the allegations against its hiring methods at its beef packing plant in Joslin, Ill. Last week a federal, class-action lawsuit was filed against IBP...
Speech students do well at state (03/28/02)
Steve Mahr earned a pair of "I" ratings from the judges, while Jillian Carstensen, Kevin Grieme and Delayne Delbridge each received "I" ratings at the state contest. Carstensen was also selected to perform her prose presentation at the All-State Festival on April 8 on the campus of UNI in Cedar Falls...
Three-on-three boys tourney tips off April 20 (03/28/02)
The entry fee is $20 per team, and each squad is guaranteed at least two games. Teams may consist of three or four players, and each grade will have its own tournament if at least four teams are entered. If there are less than four teams, then divisions will be combined (example: 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th,8th). Players will be able to play up a grade but not down. The oldest player's grade will determine the division that team is in...
New 'Kids College' program to debut in Alta this summer (03/28/02)
However, youths of the community will be able to attend their own specialized university for one week in June this year - Kids College. Val Rosenthal, an Alta resident who also teaches in the Storm Lake school system, will lead the first Kids College from June 10-14 in the Alta Elementary School...
Date for Buena Vista County Fair moved to June to allow carnival to come to town (03/28/02)
Members of the Fair's Board of Directors wanted to be able to have a carnival appear at the four-day annual celebration, and Fair Board President Gary Nepple said that meant moving the festivities ahead several weeks to the third weekend in June. "We checked around, and there are 86 fairs in three weeks in July, and there are only 12 carnivals to handle all of those fairs," Nepple said. ...
Demers accepted at AIB College of Business (03/28/02)
She will be majoring in Realtime Reporting - Judicial. Amy is the daughter of Gary and Deb Demers, 118 West Links Drive, Alta, and will be a 2002 graduate of Alta High School. AIB offers associate of business degrees and diploma programs in the fields of accounting; computers; court reporting; office administration; travel and tourism; and business administration including financial service, sales and marketing and agricultural business...
Alta Kindergarten Roundup on April 12 (03/28/02)
Children must be five years old on or before Sept. 15, 2002 in order to register for the roundup. Parents must bring their children's birth certificate and immunization records. For more information, contact the Alta Elementary School at 284-1400...
Vigil to be held to raise child abuse awareness (03/28/02)
Organized by the local CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program, the "Light of Hope" vigil will be Thursday, April 11, 5 p.m., at the Buena Vista County Courthouse. The public is invited. According to preliminary figures, child abuse rose 22 percent during 2001 in the state. Part of that is due to increased reporting of suspected cases, while the rise is also the result of more neglect cases partially due to the downturn in the economy, according to Prevent Child Abuse Iowa...
Planning under way for third annual memory walk (03/28/02)
The Memory Walk is being held Saturday, June 22 at Spring Lake Park in Cherokee. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., warm-ups at 9 a.m., and the walk around the lake will get underway at 9:15 a.m. Co-chairs for the 2002 Memory Walk are Shelly Allen of Careage Hills and Ken Nelson of the Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center. ...
BVU to host variety of sports camps in near future (03/28/02)
A baseball camp for boys in junior high and high school will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. The camp for grade school boys will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Both camps will be held in the Lamberti Recreation Center on the campus of BVU...
BV splits pair at Rebel Games (03/28/02)
Rea allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out three over seven innings. Buena Vista scored three runs in the first inning and three more in the sixth. Abby Lance belted a pair of doubles. Katie Onken blasted an RBI triple, while Holly Protexter and Lindsey Roberts each had an RBI...
Indiana players return home to play on center stage (03/28/02)
He told teammate and best friend Jeffrey Newton the two would be back home in Atlanta for the Final Four - and not looking for tickets. "Going back and playing in a Final Four with your best friend," Moye said. "That's special." It's either an accident of geography or fate for Moye and Newton to be returning to Atlanta - the place where there careers began and were intertwined - for Indiana University's first Final Four appearance since 1992...
Petersen homers, freshman wins debut for Buena Vista (03/28/02)
Buena Vista, now 6-4 overall, collected nine hits in the game. Nick Beard delivered an RBI triple. It was Petersen's first career homer. Buena Vista freshman Nick Ginapp looked impressive in his college pitching debut. Ginapp allowed five hits, four earned runs, walked three and struck out one over four innings...
SL seeks Lakes track three-peat (03/28/02)
Storm Lake has won the last two Lakes Conference titles and hasn't lost a regular season meet during that time. Last season, the Tornadoes scored a record-setting 1,168 points, and only all-Lakes Conference performers T.J. Miller and Jim Phouangphet are gone from that squad...
SL pair place at final indoor meet (03/28/02)
The Storm Lake junior leaped 16 feet, 11 1/4 inches to place third out of 44 competitors at the Dan Lennon Invitational on Monday at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion, S.D. The winning leap was 16-2 and second place came in at 17-0. Stacy Schmidt placed fifth out of 69 runners in the 100 meters. The Tornado junior ran a time of 13.34 seconds in the finals...
'Parallel Lives' (03/28/02)
"Parallel Lives" might just upset the image that many men - and some women - hold about the feminist mystique. Storm Lake actresses Dr. Bethany Larson and Susanne Gubanc, both educators at Buena Vista University, are performing the play as a gift to the community April 3 and 4 in Edson Hall (the music building) on campus, starting at 7:30 p.m...
Model railroad club forming (03/28/02)
Workshops will be held on the last Thursday of each month through October at the depot, 119 S. 4th Street. The restored building boasts one of northwest Iowa's best model layouts. Each session begins at 7 p.m., and is designed to appeal to beginners and hobbyists, and especially to parent-child combinations. Anyone who would like to learn about model railroading is invited, and there is no charge...
Paxton's celebrates history (03/28/02)
Rautenberg and Panko, who are with Paxton's employees Laurie Burns and Teresa Wendel, entered the contest while purchasing an engagement ring, and will be married on Aug. 31...
As economy brightens, local pro suggests investing diversity (03/28/02)
Spielman, who has worked at the Storm Lake branch of American Express Financial Advisors for nine years, said consultants are trying to keep clients focused on long-term objectives as opposed to short-term goals predicated on the status of the economy...
Balder elected cashier of Security Bank (03/28/02)
Paula will replace Deloris Britt who recently retired after 37 years with the bank. The cashier is responsible for the efficient and economic operation of all internal functions of the bank. Paula was employed at the Albert City Savings Bank from 1976 to 1994 and was most recently serving as Vice President and Cashier of Manson State Bank...
Achievements for Colburn & Elk (03/28/02)
Molly is available for listing and buying appointments. Colburn & Elk also announced that Jennifer Rubendall has successfully completed the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa Exam School and testing requirements for the state of Iowa. She is now licensed to sell and service personal lines property and casualty insurance in the state of Iowa...
Lyle Vreeland (03/28/02)
Burial was in the Barnes Township Cemetery, Linn Grove, with Military Honors by Graeber-Rowe American Legion Post #394 of Sioux Rapids. Lyle died Monday, March 25, at the Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids. Lyle Clyde Vreeland was born September 22, 1907, the son of Floyd M. ...
Dwain McBride (03/28/02)
There will be no visitation. The Sliefert Redig Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of arrangements. Dwain died March 25, 2002, at his home in Truesdale. Dwain Arthur McBride was born February 2, 1937, the son of Orvis and Alice (Lamb) McBride at Milford. He attended school in Truesdale. He was in the Army National Guard. Dwain married Betty Lou Hanson. He worked for Cargill in Alta for 22 1/2 years, retiring in 1995, and enjoyed camping and fishing...
Verne Cavanaugh (03/28/02)
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael J. Yadron officiating. Entombment was in the Greenwood Cemetery Mausoleum. Mr. Cavanaugh was born in Alta on September 17, 1912, to Patrick and Margaret (McKenna) Cavanaugh. On June 29, 1946, in Elkhart, Ind., he married Eloise Willm,...
Arlene Hunt (03/28/02)
Burial was in St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Galva. Barker Funeral Home, Alta, was in charge of arrangements. Arlene Hunt, daughter of Frank and Mary (Kolpin) Lichtenberg was born on January 24, 1914, in Galva. She graduated from Galva High School in 1931...
Ann Bates (03/28/02)
Ann died March 25, 2002 at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake. Annamae Adams was born October 26, 1911, the daughter of Ed and Mabel (Daniels) Adams at Barnard, Mo. After completing high school she attended the Northwest Missouri State Teacher College in Maryville, Mo., for four years. On May 15, 1935 she married William W. Bates at Elk Point, South Dakota. Ann was a member of the United Methodist Church and PEO Chapter EP, and enjoyed spending time with her family...
LaVonne Sanders (03/28/02)
Memorial services were held March 22nd at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Newell with the Reverend John Pinkerman officiating. Burial was in the Newell Cemetery. LaVonne Martha Larson was born August 12, 1917 in Newell, the daughter of Lars W. and Millie (Lemp) Larson. She graduated from Newell High School...
LOCAL POLICE BRIEFS (03/28/02)
On Saturday, police attempted to remove the animal after they sedated it but the animal didn't react to the medication and remained aggressive. The animal was inside of the residence. Police decided to wait a day or so to see if the tenants would return for the animal and they did not...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Tread carefully on confinements (03/28/02)
A lot of frustration has built up in the countryside over the changing face of the rural lifestyle, and in the local boardrooms over a denial of rights in local control. In the Clear Lake area, moratoriums were enacted in near-emergency style, obviously aimed at sending a huge chicken and egg project off to scratch in greener pastures...
Iowa sports kids making the grade (03/28/02)
The proposition would require that athletes, along with students involved in speech and music, have a "C" average or pass all of their classes. When the proposal was initially made public in January, more than 120 letters and e-mails were received from school superintendents, teachers and coaches opposing the changes...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Tracking the hometown news (03/28/02)
My aunt has been sending me clippings she thought might be of interest. I discovered your web site on the back of one of those clippings and am thrilled to find it. Now I can keep track of my hometown happenings whenever I wish. Thanks! Delores (Boettcher) Jobe,...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR - Thanks to Community Chest (03/28/02)
This funding greatly aids us in helping patients on fixed incomes and without necessary insurance coverage in obtaining the education and materials they need to manage their diabetes. Your support is much needed and greatly appreciated. The BVRMC Diabetes Team...