30 Years Ago

February 1984

The future of the Story City Memorial Hospital is looking bright. That’s the consensus of the featured speakers at the January 16 GCC meeting. The future includes $100,000 in new equipment purchases this year, a proposed bond issue to pay for more new equipment and remodeling, a new doctor in Jewell and continued efforts to bring another doctor to Story City and expanding the services for the 29 communities the hospital serves. Hospital representatives who spoke included Administrator Steve Carter, Dr. Brian Heineman and Trustees Irv Wierson and Pete Larson.

Michael Bonello was installed as the new Bethany Manor Administrator on Sunday, Feb. 5. He comes here from four and a half years experience at the Perry Lutheran Home in Perry.

Diane Frandsen announced her Republican candidacy for Story County Clerk of Court in the 1984 primary election. Frandsen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Frandsen of Roland.

Junior Todd McDonald has been selected to play the role of the tramp in the Central College production of "Dust of the Road" on Feb. 15.

Senior Brenda Glasnapp began the 1983-84 basketball season in ninth place on the all-time R-S scoring list with 977 total points. Now, after 15 games, she finds herself in second place with 1623 points, having scored 646 thus far this season. She trails only Cathy Kammin, who is well ahead with 3109 career points. She surpassed such former players as Karen Tjernagel (1587), Tami Whipple (1570), Carole Hennessy (1383), Kay Britson (1301), Wendy Mostrom (1268), Sharon Nelson (1191) and Melissa Mabee (1062).

Jack and Wally Frandsen of Roland were the top honorees in the 1983 Iowa Master Corn and Soybean Growers contest and were honored at an awards luncheon on Jan. 25 at Iowa State University.

Teachers at Roland-Story are making an average salary of $24,902.74; that’s more than $1,700 above the state average for similar size schools, and higher than the average paid by HOIC schools.

GTE customers in Roland can now dial long distance directly, without an operator, effective Jan 31, 1984.

The R-S FFA/FHA Sweetheart Ball was held Saturday, Feb. 4 with the court consisting of Jacque Bromley, Brenda Glasnapp, Lori Hanna, Michele Lovig and Linda Oppedal, and escorts Tim Egemo, Tim Tjernagel, Jeff Christian, Lauren Knous and Andy Cazett.

Steve Riley was the overall winner at the annual Pinewood Derby held Jan. 28. Ryan Bohner was the overall design winner.

The roof was raised at the Roland gym Thursday night (Feb. 2) when the Norse mat men defeated West Marshall 31-23, snapping the Trojans’ four-year, 27 match HOIC winning streak. R-S built a lead of 22-14 with wins by Vanlop Quang (98), Steve Webb (119), Scott Dunn (132), Dennis Stille (138) and Mark Quillen (145). The lead dissolved, however, as WM overtook the Norse 23-22 with two matches left. Andy Cazett (185) and Matt Sanderson (Hwt), however, sealed the win for R-S with a pin (5:08) and decision (7-2), respectively, to claim the dual victory.

Bruce Hetland, rural Story City, recently completed the Auctioneering and Auction Sales Management course at Missouri Auction School.

Four mail carriers - John Valen, Ken Peterson, Russell Clayberg and Duane Goodmanson - have been given Safe Driver Awards by the National Safety Council and the U.S. Postal Service.

The HOIC girls’ basketball title goes to Roland-Story, as the Norse finished 12-2, one game ahead of Nevada (11-3), despite losing to the Cubs 74-70 last Friday night (Feb. 10) at Nevada. Brenda Glasnapp scored 27.

The R-S boys raced past Nevada 80-58 Friday night (Feb. 10) on the road, and placed the Norsemen in second place in the HOIC at 12-2. Ballard won the conference title. Tom Schaeffer and David Skare both scored 20 points. Jon Mehl added 13.

Laurel Tjernagel is a member of the Waldorf College women’s basketball team.

Todd Michel, son of Denny and Gini Michel, was the recipient of a Boy Scout Leadership Award presented Feb. 11 by the Story City Kiwanis.

Luella Kalvik’s Preschool opened last fall and is located at 305 Penn in Story City.

Irv Wierson was awarded the Story City Kiwanis Citizen of the Year Feb. 11. Irv is a charter member of the organization.

The Norse girls’ basketball season ended with a 72-65 loss to Ogden in regional action, after winning the sectional with wins over United (81-49) and Gilbert (63-50). Brenda Glasnapp ended her career, scoring 44, 28 and 50 points, respectively, in the final three games. Brenda managed to average 43 points/game this season; one of the top 10 scorers in the state. The Norsemen finished their season with an impressive 17-4 record.

Scott Dunn (132) qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament by finishing second at the Iowa Falls District meet on Feb. 18.

Story City Travel Agency, 507 Broad St,, has opened for business, with owner/manager Tamara Osborn in charge and assisted by Sheri Keigan.

The R-S boys defeated South Hamilton for the third time this season 50-49 at Jewell on Thursday (Feb. 23) to win the sectional title. Jon Mehl and Jeff Gustason led the way with 14 points each.

Bill Hennessy has coached his last girls’ basketball game at Roland-Story. Hennessy has decided to step down as head coach of the girls’ program after 15 years at the R-S helm. Bill will continue teaching and coaching softball, however. He finishes his R-S basketball career with a 228-114 record, with 13 of those 15 years being winning ones. He has achieved a career mark of 522-236, combining his years at Roland High School (1955-69) and Roland-Story High School (1969-1984).

20 Years Ago

February 1994

Sue Braland, Randall, has been named broker-in-charge of Allied Realtors in Ames.

R-S Superintendent Dale Henricks began serving a three year term on the National Small Schools Advisory Committee last March. The group is a sub-committee of the American Association of School Administrators, headquartered in Arlington, VA.

Judge Story’s Theatrical Troupe will present three performances of "Arsenic and Old Lace" at the Sons of Norway Lodge Feb. 18-20, as part of its annual dinner theatre production.

Daniel Steen, Bethany Manor Administrator, has announced that Roberta Wattleworth, D.O., has accepted a full-time position as in-house physician and medical director.

The R-S wrestlers finished second at the HOIC tournament Saturday (Feb. 5) at Ogden. The Norse crowned one champion - Mike McCabe (275) - and three runners-up - Jeff Kinyon (125), Matt Ahrens (152) and Justin Rasmusson (171).

To the delight of many outdoor enthusiasts, the fast-growing sport of cross country skiing will be making its way to the River Bend Golf Course this winter. The Story City Council approved the Park Board’s request at the Feb. 7 council meeting.

With the library scheduled to move to its new location this spring, the Story City Council also formed a committee to formulate plans for a remodeling project on the city hall building.

A water main break occurred at 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Feb. 6, in front of Story County Bank and Trust. The city crew spent over nine hours repairing the break.

Maintaining a 165 average and carrying a career high game of 279, Jack Wierson, Story City, was recently inducted into the Ames Area Bowling Hall of Fame.

State Representative Teresa Garman has announced she will seek re-election to the 63rd District of the Iowa House of Representatives this fall.

Due to the anticipated Randall-Story State Bank expansion, the Story City Chamber office will re-locate from its current Broad Street location to 620 Penn (Critics Choice Cheesecakes) beginning March 1.

The Story City Business Showcase, sponsored by First Friday Merchants, was held Sunday, Feb. 27, at the R-S High School. Approximately 25 businesses and organizations took part.

Long-time Story City firefighter Jim Dale has retired after 42 years of service, and was honored at an awards ceremony Feb. 7 at the fire station.

Iowa telephone users can now begin adding the area code to all long distance calls they dial within their own area code.

The FFA/FHA Sweetheart Ball was held Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Roland gym. The 1994 court included Jared Peterson, Anna Truman, Chris Nelson, Brenda Ritland, King Aaron Risdal, Queen Kari McIlrath, Brent Tjelmeland, Krissy Kruger, Mike Matheason and Kara Sampson.

R-S wrestlers Mike McCabe (275) and Ty Sanderson (160) qualified for the state tournament. McCabe won his district title with a pin and Sanderson finished second at the Nevada district meet.

The R-S girls’ first 5-on-5 basketball season came to an end with a 36-30 defeat to South Hamilton in the first round of the sectional tournament. Suzi Olive had eight points, followed by Gina Peter and Nicole McMenamin with six. The Norse finished with a 10-9 record.

10 Years Ago

February 2004

Firefighters from Roland, Story City, McCallsburg and Nevada were called to the Loren and Janet Larson home (701 W. Maple) in Roland Monday morning (Feb. 2) to extinguish a devastating house fire.

Don Nielson of Roland was honored with the District Award of Merit by the Broken Arrow District of the Boy Scouts of America at their annual recognition banquet on Jan. 10.

R-S Flag Team members Sarah Engel, Heather Flickinger, Brittany Ihle, Jera Klein, Charity Straszheim, Jennifer Hanson, Katie Biechler, Sarah Reuss, Chandler Minner, Lizz Wynia and Samantha Foss attended the Drill and Dance Team competition at Vet’s Auditorium in Des Moines this past December.

Kevin Watson’s military training exercises at Fort Riley, KS is featured in a first-hand account written by his wife Becky in the Feb. 11 issue of the Herald. Kevin is currently serving his active duty responsibilities and is stationed at Fort Riley.

Security State Bank of Radcliffe has purchased the former Pizza Hut property on the east edge of Story City and plans to open a full service branch office by April or May.

The 2004 R-S FFA/FCCLA Sweetheart Ball was held Saturday, Jan. 31 in the Roland gym. The court included Cody Beck, Ashley Gibson, Sarah Murken, Jordan Uthe, Kirsten Lathen, Queen Kara Munson, Kara Dolch, April Loots, Matteo Cardella, Mark Archer, King Ben Hammes and Jeff Schmitz.

Mike Jensen, 25 year councilman, is featured in the Feb. 18 issue of the Herald. Mike is a passionate Story City enthusiast and advocate. He has established the Trees Forever group (1993) and is currently a chamber board member.

Seven R-S wrestlers qualified for district action at Saturday’s (Feb. 14) sectional meet held in Webster City. The Norse finished a strong second in the team standings and sent Dan Brodie (103) and Brandon Chenevert (275), champions, and Jacob Marti (112), Matteo Cardella (119), Kyle Healy (125), Bobby Harris (130) and Jeff Schmitz (171), runners-up, to the district meet held at Iowa Falls on Saturday (Feb. 21). Unfortunately, none of the seven were able to advance to the state meet.

Chaplain Sandy Anenson of Bethany Manor was honored as Story City’s home-delivered meal volunteer of the month by Heartland Senior Services.

The Story City American Legion recently presented a check for $2,000 to the R-S MAST program, to be used for new band uniforms. The check was a matching fund donation from the Sam Mortvedt Benefit Spaghetti Dinner held Jan. 19.

After an impressive 2A District opener win over South Hamilton 56-40 at Jewell Wednesday night (Feb. 18), a powerful Ogden (22-1) team derailed the Norse girls’s season (16-7) with a 54-33 loss in the district final. The 16 wins tied for the most wins in R-S 5-on-5 history set last year. Six seniors say goodbye - Greta Billerbeck, Ashley Gibson, Crystal Thompson, Kara Dolch, Kara Munson and Shannon Pierson.