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Stories from Monday, July 17, 2006

Langschwager/Olson (07/17/06)
Mitchell John Langschwager and Kristina Ann Olson of Aurelia were united in marriage on April 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Parents of the groom are John and Marlys Langschwager of Cherokee. His grandparents are Dorothy Langschwager of Correctionville, the late Donald Langschwager, and the late Lloyd and Helen Meyer. ...
Schnoes/Ginger (07/17/06)
Mark and Pam Schnoes of Paullina are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara, to Travis Ginger, son of Orville and Kathy Ginger of Primghar. Sara is a 2004 graduate of South O'Brien High School and is a 2005 graduate of LeMars Beauty Colege. Travis is a 2001 graduate of South O'Brien. Sara is currently working at Pure Indulgence in Brunsville as a licensed cosmetologist, Travis is currently employed at Wells Dairy Incorporated in LeMars...
Pigott/Mortenson (07/17/06)
The parents of Jackie Pigott and Kory Mortenson are happy to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children. The wedding is planned for August 18, 2006. Jackie is a 1997 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School, a Simpson College 2001 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and in 2004 earned a Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2004. She is currently employed at Aegis Therapies...
Graham/Pfeifer (07/17/06)
Rochelle Graham of Vermillion, South Dakota, and Adam Pfeifer of Dakota Dunes, S.D. announce their engagement and plans for a September 16th wedding at Sunnybrook Community Church in Sioux city. Parents of the couple are Gary and Holly Graham of Peterson, formerly of Quimby, and Jerry and Marilee Pfeifer of South Sioux City, Neb...
Ludvigson/Jones (07/17/06)
Chad Jones and Kristine Ludvigson, both of Massena, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents are Frank and Connie Jones of Cumberland and Kenneth and Kathy Ludvigson of Washta. Kristine is a graduate of Willow Community School, Briar Cliff College and Marian Heath Center School of Radiologic Technology. ...
Fagre/Graham (07/17/06)
Angela Fagre and Preston Graham, both currently of Estherville, announce their engagement and plans for an August 19 wedding at the First Congregational church in Peterson. Parents of the couple are Gary and Holly Graham of Peterson, formerly of Quimby, and the late Kenneth and Donna Fagre of Estherville...
Curry/Cargin (07/17/06)
Renae Curry, daughter of Mike and Judy Curry of South Sioux City, Neb. and Gregg Cargin, son of Tim and Diane Cargin of Cherokee, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding. The couple will be married on Sept. 9, 2006 in Las Vegas with a reception to be held at Two Rivers Country Club in North Sioux City, South Dakota on September 16, 2006. ...
Carstens/Bruhn (07/17/06)
Cindy and Brian Baldwin of Anthon and Butch Carstens of Quimby announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Carstens, to Calvin Bruhn, son of Alan Bruhn, all of Mapleton. The couple plan a July 22 wedding at St. Matthew Lutheran church in Mapleton...
Winding Roads: Get togethers and celebrations (07/17/06)
It's a good thing to always take time for family and friends. Many communities across Iowa did just that as they gathered for special events and reunions (family and class). It's a good thing (to borrow a phrase from TV's Martha) for many town's cash registers kept busy ringing with extra folks in town. Next to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Fourth of July beckons family and friends to gather for some fun...
Winding Roads: Getting it under control (07/17/06)
For the last month I have discovered that I can control my emotions if I keep the bigger picture in my mind. The reason I'm getting into this is that I have learned I'm not alone in trying to overcome a very bad habit. Too many of us want to be in control and try to get things done in the manner we think is best. ...
Gray Matter: 'The Jedburghs' (07/17/06)
"The Jedburghs," a volume of narrative history, appeared in print some months ago with much less fanfare than it deserved. The book is available at your local library, on-line, or through any good book store - locally, that means The Bookseller. It is the WW II story of a Special Forces unit made up of American, British and French volunteers who parachuted, in teams of three, behind the German lines to assist with the recapture of France in 1944. ...
Basic Biittner: The circle of life . . . (07/17/06)
In the last month, I've been reminded again of the "Circle of Life" - "one comes in, another goes out." In my case, my wife and I became grandparents for the very first time, and we were both able to spend some time with our new granddaughter, even though she and her parents live halfway across the country. We certainly welcome this new stage in our lives...
Our Opinion: The dangers of summer (07/17/06)
Summer might be a particularly dangerous time for young people to experiment with alcohol or drugs and therefore a particularly good time to talk to your children about the dangers of using intoxicating substances. Of course, having this kind of talk should not be restricted to one season of the year. It should be repeated often...
Our Opinion: Don't override veto (07/17/06)
The legislature is considering overriding a veto of a bill that would limit eminent domain. Certainly, there needs to be limits on eminent domain, as we have stated in this space before. The idea of condemnation of property for a shopping mall or for any other retail business development goes beyond what authority a government should have...
Our Opinion: Exploration can wait, maybe forever (07/17/06)
The U.S House of Representatives overwhelmingly rejected $700 million in funding for the initial phase of a Mars exploration project. Much more would be expected in the future if a presidential proposal to put astronauts on Mars was carried out. The House of Representatives did the right thing at a time when the country is becoming excessively mired in debt...
Our Opinion: Good luck Northwestern AEA (07/17/06)
A new Area Education Agency came into existence on July 1 as AEA 12 (Western Hills) and AEA 4 merged to become the Northwest AEA. AEAs in the state provide support for school districts in the areas of special education, staff development and media services...
Our Opinion: Facing the consequences (07/17/06)
A deadline for paying the Iowa Lottery for revenue received from the now outlawed Touch Play machines was reached on Monday with 14 gaming machine businesses still owing the state more than $2.4 million from revenues. Some of these businesses and others that have already paid debts to the state have lawsuits pending claiming that they have lost millions by investing in the Touch Play machines at the encouragement of the state only to have that investment destroyed by the state legislature's decision to outlaw the gambling machines that resemble slot machines.. ...
Our Opinion: Data at risk (07/17/06)
The good news is the laptop computer and hard drive containing personal information on 26.5 million veterans and military personnel, that was stolen from a Veterans Affairs Department employee's home, has been returned, and it appears the critical information had not been accessed...
Our Opinion: The way Congressmen are paid (07/17/06)
U.S. House of Representative members and U.S. Senators, without bothering to take a vote, accepted a $3,300 raise that will increase their salaries to $168,500. Lawmakers easily squelched a bid by Representative Jim Matheson, Democrat of Utah, to vote on the cost-of-living raise, which is automatically awarded unless lawmakers vote to block it...
Our Opinion: Congratulations Cherokee (07/17/06)
By all accounts, the Cherokee 150th birthday celebration was a huge success. There are too many people to thank for the success of this event, more than the hardworking members of the Sesquicentennial Committee, co-chaired by Even Knapp and Jim Adamson, more than the organizers of the all-school reunion, headed by Sharon Flier, more than the city employees and all the volunteers...
Our Opinion: Never leave kids in a car (07/17/06)
About 40 children die each other from being overheated in cars. Many more than that are taken to emergency rooms with heat stroke or other heat related conditions. The parents or other care providers responsible are not intentionally cruel people. They simply don't realize how rapidly a car will heat up when parked in the summer sun...