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Stories from Thursday, December 19, 2002

Freedom Quilters warm hundreds of hearts in Jersey (12/19/02)
Betty Nielsen's dream to comfort the families of the victims of the September 11 tragedies marches on. The Fonda-based Freedom Quilters just returned from their latest delivery of handmade memorial quilts, this time to the New Jersey area, bringing the total to about 3,400 quilts. Her goal is to deliver one Freedom Quilt to each victim's family, with help from countless church and youth groups, clubs, schools and individuals nationwide...
Local officials snuff legalized marijuana (12/19/02)
Following ballot initiatives in some parts of the country this fall, local authorities and experts agree that any form of legalization or decriminalization of narcotics is a bad idea. Mary Sloan, prevention supervisor for Northwest Iowa Drug and Alcohol Treatment Unit, had one word to describe the proposals - wrong...
Benefit planned for area woman diagnosed with brain tumor (12/19/02)
A fundraiser will be held in January for Georgia Evans, a Fonda native and former Buena Vista University student now living in Cherokee. Evans, 24, started experiencing "flu like" symptoms around the last week of October. She had severe migraine headaches, nausea and vomiting. ...
FCA Overtime attracts nearly 100 students (12/19/02)
Nearly 100 students from Alta and Storm Lake were able to shoot baskets, play foosball and relax with friends on Friday night after the Alta-St. Mary's basketball game, taking part in the first-ever Alta Fellowship of Christian Athletes Overtime event...
County gathers funds for dredge (12/19/02)
The Buena Vista County Board of Supervisors continues to move ahead on the potential purchase of a dredge for use in a Storm Lake dredging project. Supervisors met with County Attorney Phil Havens on a proposed dredge purchase agreement which would spell out the terms to buy a dredge from the Izaak Walton League at McCook Lake in South Dakota. That group recently completed a 10-year dredging project on McCook Lake...
Schaller-Crestland eyes merger with Sac City by '04-'05 (12/19/02)
Four school districts in Sac County are contemplating possible future whole grade sharing by the 2004-2005 school year, a move that could eventually result in the formation of one countywide school district. Superintendents of the Schaller-Crestland, Odebolt-Arthur, Sac City and Wall Lake View Auburn school districts met on Dec. 3 for a preliminary discussion about the consolidation issue, and will reconvene on Feb. 3 for a second meeting regarding the topic...
Storm Lake girls slip past Midgets (12/19/02)
Thanks to Billie Blanchard's career game, Storm Lake was able to even its record. The senior poured in a career-high 22 points and collected 10 rebounds Tuesday night to help Storm Lake to a 54-46 victory over Estherville in a Lakes Conference game at Tornado Fieldhouse...
M-F pulls away to beat SM (12/19/02)
Eleventh-ranked Newell-Fonda used a 14-2 run over the final 5 minutes of the game to pull away and hand Storm Lake St. Mary's a 51-35 setback in a Northwest Conference game on Tuesday night at Newell. Newell-Fonda jumped out to a 14-2 lead after the first quarter and held a 28-15 halftime lead. ...
Bridal and Prom Showcase to be held (12/19/02)
The 2003 Bridal and Prom Showcase will be sponsored by the Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce, Saturday, January 4, 2003 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The event runs 1-4 p.m., with admission $2 at the door. The event features a beautiful showcase of professional products and services for your wedding and prom needs. ...
Weekly workshops help farmers learn Farm Bill (12/19/02)
A series of free weekly workshops being held at the Arrowhead AEA building in Storm Lake are helping county farmers and producers learn the ins and outs of the new changes in program benefits brought on by the 2002 Farm Bill. Landowners must now make base and yield decisions for years 2002 through 2007 by April 1, 2003, and new records must be kept and decisions must be made regarding direct and counter-cyclical farm programs due to the Farm Bill...
Area Obituaries (12/19/02)
Mary Putzier Mary L. Putzier, 72, of Storm Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake after an illness of several months. Funeral mass will be held Friday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake with the Reverends Robert Schimmer, Robert Waters and Roger Linnan officiating. ...
Area Obituaries Continued (12/19/02)
Phillip Betz Phillip Howard Betz, age 75, of Albert City, died Thursday, Dec. 12, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. A memorial service was held on Monday, Dec. 16, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. Phillip Howard Betz was born on October 25, 1927 in Storm Lake, the son of Roy and Catherine (Longwood) Betz. ...
Letter from the Editor (12/19/02)
The annual ritual of Christmas decoration requires us to excavate the big, dark basement closet to the point where we can at least reach old rolls of wrapping paper and tree ornaments from yesteryear. It is a task that would make Indiana Jones flinch...
A lesson that means the world (12/19/02)
The hour hand had just passed the seven on the clock in the Iowa Central Community College classroom, and students sitting in the Storm Lake building were just beginning to review their answers to last week's assignment covering the history, culture and customs of the United States...