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Stories from Thursday, April 11, 2002

SL students plead to save JAG (04/11/02)
Three Storm Lake students and the daughter of a former president pushed for continued funding of a state student jobs program Tuesday. Once considered at-risk students, Tonya Johnson, Phouthai Inthonsay and Bandaluck Sayarath said the Iowa Jobs for America's Graduate Inc. program allows them to network with employers and work their own business...
Library to give away books (04/11/02)
The Alta Public Library will be giving away parts of its collection of books to the public this month as part of an effort to trim down its volume in preparation for the move into the new community library at the elementary school in 2003. The library is offering fiction manuscripts in its children's collection free of charge to the public through May 1, when a private book collector will come and gather those not taken by citizens...
Pair of Alta teachers earn National Board Certification (04/11/02)
Elementary teacher Mary Pedersen and high school art teacher Linda Ducommun were among 49 northwest Iowa teachers who earned the NBC status this year, and are the first two Alta educators to garner the award. Similar to a master's degree, the option of obtaining the national certification is only offered to those with more than five years of teaching experience, and both Pedersen and Ducommun said the hours of work they put into the entire process was worth it when they learned they had earned their NBC.. ...
Senate passes bill regulating livestock farms (04/11/02)
The measure was approved early Thursday on a 37-13 vote and was sent to the House, where it was expected to win approval later in the day. Legislators hope the proposal will ease tension in rural communities, where neighbors have fought with farmers over concerns that a growing number of livestock confinements - holding thousands of hogs or millions of chickens - can harm their health, damage the environment and send property values plummeting...
AC-T, Sioux Central win chanllenge grants (04/11/02)
The funds were awarded through the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) Challenge Grant Program. Students will enroll in May Term, where they will attend one class only for two weeks. The class will focus on topics such as wildlife, fishing, environmental practices, nature, and agriculture. The grant will be used to purchase materials and to assist in field trips...
Athletics leader adds to BVU's Science Center sprint (04/11/02)
Dr. E. Wayne Cooley and his wife, Wendy, have offered a $1 million testamentary pledge to help build a proposed new $26 million science center for Buena Vista University's campus. The science center campaign began its public phase with the March 7 announcement of a $13 million matching challenge gift offered by an anonymous donor...
A sobering experience (04/11/02)
They were witnesses to a two-vehicle accident involving a drunkdriver. Dubbed "Operation Prom," the simulation held at Storm Lake High School vividly displayed the results and consequences of drinking and driving. Students from Storm Lake and St. Mary's high schools were present...
For Storm Lake's DNR netting crews, walleyes are a way of life (04/11/02)
Then it's bedtime until the 7:30 a.m. wake-up call to start all over. Just a typical day for fisheries crews from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources as they gear up for the annual spring walleye stocking. Netting started last Friday on Storm Lake, and the fish numbers so far have been "tremendous," foreshadowing a potential banner year for local anglers. ...
Police inherit military surveillance system (04/11/02)
Previously the Police Department has received a thermal imaging unit, a high tech surveillance system and drug testing kits from the Technology Exchange Program. In January of this year the Department was notified that it had been selected to receive a Video Stabilization system to be used for criminal investigations...
Anniversary (04/11/02)
, Storm Lake, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. on April 21, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Holstein. Hosts will be their children, Jeff and Loraine Vohs, Galva, Julie and Ken Hansen, Milford, Lisa and Randy Tjaden, Titonka, and Joel Vohs, Galva. The couple have nine grandchildren. Mr. Vohs and the former Colleen Thompson were married April 20, 1952 at Soldier Lutheran Church, Soldier. The couple request no gifts...
Memorial fund established for Pittman children (04/11/02)
The fund is being spearheaded by the Storm Lake High School Class of '88, of which Keo was a member. So far $500 has been raised for the education IRAs, to be divided between her four children, Dominique, 10, Desmond, 9, Devonn, 5, and Deon, 3. Those interested in contributing may contact First Federal Savings Bank at 712-732-4117 or c/o Keo Khounlo Pittman Memorial Fund, PO Box 1307, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588...
SL boys blaze to Prairie Valley title (04/11/02)
Sixty-four points in the field events. One hundred and sixty points in all. Twenty-three events scored in out of a possible 29. But then again, it's all in a day's work for the Storm Lake boys track and field team. Justin Koeppe and Jeff DeHaan set new meet records and Storm Lake placed first in eight events to win the Prairie Valley Relays going away on Monday night...
Girls softball tryouts (04/11/02)
The Storm Lake Girls Softball Association will be hosting tournament team tryouts on Saturday, April 13. Tryouts for the 14-and-under team will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. The 12-and-under tryouts will be from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by the 10-and-under tryouts from 11 a.m. to noon. All tryout sessions will be held at the Field of Dreams...
SL netters out Estherville (04/11/02)
The Storm Lake boys tennis team opened its season successfully as it defeated Estherville 6-3 on Monday in Storm Lake. Polin Vithayasab won 10-8 at No. 1 singles, Jon Ellwanger prevailed 10-5 at No. 2, Matt Henson won 10-7 at No. 3 and Phim Srimeuang 10-5 at No. 5...
SL soccer team drops pair (04/11/02)
Carroll Kuemper scored all four of its goals in the first half to post a 4-2 victory over Storm Lake in a soccer match on Tuesday night. Storm Lake's Jairo Cortes opened the scoring with a goal in the first half. Kuemper responded with four unanswered goals. Jorge Tarin scored Storm Lake's other goal...
BVRMC Auxiliary invites Festival of Trees entries (04/11/02)
Again this year they will be accepting 6-foot tree entries, 3-foot tree entries, or 30-inch wreath entries. "We would love to include you in this exciting opportunity to support BVRMC," said auxiliary member Grace Ivey. The Fundraiser will be kicked off on Sunday, November 3rd. ...
Historical museum takes on new look with 2002 exhibit (04/11/02)
This year's theme is "People Getting Down to Business," showcasing the early settlers, business and industry of Buena Vista County. The annual meeting and open house for the museum is April 28. Keith Carter of Newell will be the speaker, sharing his experiences in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan. There will also be musical selections. The event begins at 2 p.m...
County leaders receive awards (04/11/02)
Northwest Iowa Extension staff members garnered a number of awards at the Iowa State University Extension Awards Convocation in the Memorial Union in Ames this week. Local honors include: Those honoring Kohl also noted his rapport with producers, legislators and government regulators on environmental issues...
Francis Parris (04/11/02)
Burial will be in the Buena Vista memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake. Visitation will be Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the family being present from 5 to 8 p.m, at the Sliefert Redig Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Francis died Monday, April 8, 2002, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center...
Ida Zemke (04/11/02)
Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. Ida Esther Zemke was born on January 20, 1908 at Dubuque, the daughter of Pastor John and Elizabeth (Lutz) Zemke. Ida graduated from high school and then attended Business College in Des Moines. She returned to Storm Lake and worked for the Water Department and later for Iowa Public Service Company until she moved to Denver in 1946, where she was employed at Mid West Steel until she retired in 1974. ...
Karlie Wiese (04/11/02)
Family graveside services will be held Friday, April 12 at Zion Lutheran Church for Karlie Michelle Wiese, daughter of Shawn Michael and Jesse Blu (Jeckell) Wiese, Sioux City and formerly of Storm Lake. Karlie was stillborn on March 21 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City...
Pilot Editorial (04/11/02)
It seems unfair to hear the city council being portrayed as "anti-development" by some, just because they are taking some time to explore the implications of a Wal-Mart Super Center on traffic, pedestrian access and so on. No one in a public position has said that a Super Wal-Mart should not come to Storm Lake, or that it would not necessarily be good for Storm Lake...
Letters to the Pilot (04/11/02)
TO THE EDITOR: After reading the article "Gimmicks don't help in livestock debate" by Mr. Aaron Putze, director of public relations for the Farm Bureau, I think Farm Bureau needs a history lesson. Mr. Putze claims the voices of reason have characterized the factory farm debate but sadly those things have changed and gimmicks and publicity have replaced meaningful debate. ...
Letters to the Pilot (04/11/02)
TO THE EDITOR: Would you like to give someone a chance for another tomorrow? I'm asking you to do just that by coming to the Alta Community Building Thursday, April 18, between 2 and 6 p.m., to donate blood. Give yourself that "feeling-good-about-yourself feeling" knowing you helped others have a better tomorrow...
Letters to the Pilot (04/11/02)
TO THE EDITOR: We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Storm Lake Community Chest Board and the community for their generous donation to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Adult Day Care Program. Your donations enable us to continue our program of assistance to the elderly and to provide respite time for their caregivers. We are grateful for your gift...