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Stories from Monday, August 14, 2006

Light up Cherokee (08/14/06)
The Promotion Team of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce is asking you to help Light Up Your Hometown. The old holiday decorations will not be put up again this holiday season. The promotion team is actively seeking donations to replace the Christmas lights on Main Street and the Highway 59 corridor. Main Street lighting will consist of lighted garland and two red bows per pole. The Highway 59 corridor will each sparkle with a large lighted snowflake...
RV has only contested election (08/14/06)
Among four area school districts, only the River Valley School District will have contested elections for the school board in the Sept. 12 election. David Scott Carnes, the incumbent director district 1 school board member, is running for reelection and is being challenged by Marty E. Lau...
Simonsen/Daughter (08/14/06)
Chris and Rebecca Simonsen announce the birth of their first child on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at St.Cloud Medical Hospital. Sophia MaRay weighed seven pounds and seven ounces and measured 18 inches. Grandparents are Mike and Ginny Bunt of Cleghorn and Dave and Joanne Simonsen of Morgan, Minn. Great-grandparents are Shirley Thomas of Cherokee and Bernadine Mathiowetz of Morgan...
Stines/Son (08/14/06)
David and Amy Stines of Sioux Falls announce the birth of a son born Saturday, July 15, 2006 in the Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls. Adam Davis weighed 7 lbs. and eight ounces and measured 21 1/2 inches. He joins sisters Rachael, Rebecca, Emily and Eliana. Grandparents are Dr. JR and Pat Johansen of Cherokee and Lee and Betty Stines of Mobridge, S.D. and Janice Fey of Rapid City and Dale Sleezer, Sr. of Aurelia...
Miller/Daughter (08/14/06)
Amanda Miller of Cherokee announce the birth of a daughter born on Sunday, July 30, 2006 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center at 10:03 p.m. Brooklyn Marie weighed seven pounds and measured 19 inches. Grandparents are Jeannie Miller of Cherokee and Craig Miller of Colorado. Great grandparents are Chris Miller of Cherokee and Ruth Ann Meehan of Marcus...
Wigand/Son (08/14/06)
Derek and Kayla Wigand of Correctonville announce the birth of a daughter born on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center at 5:43 p.m. Mason Delane weighed seven pounds and two ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches. Grandparents are Dean and Vickie Regennitter of Cherokee and Fritz and Linda Wigand of Correctionville...
Miller/Daughter (08/14/06)
Amanda Miller announce the birth of a daughter born on Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center at 10:03 p.m. Brooklyn Marie weighed seven pounds and measured 19 inches. Grandparents are Jeannie Miller of Cherokee and Craig Miller of Colorado. Great grandparents are Chris Miller of Cherokee and Ruth Ann Meehan of Marcus...
Millikan-Ney/Daughter (08/14/06)
Amanda Millikan and Caleb Ney of Galva announce the birth of a daughter born at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center on Monday, August 7, 2006 at 2:15 p.m. Allie Mae weighed eight pounds and five ounces and measured 21 inches. Grandparents are Mark and Tammy Millikan of Meriden and Gene and Laura Ney of Ashton and Deb Strampe of Dillon, Mont...
Powell-Behrendsen/Daughter (08/14/06)
Kristin Powell and Jason Behrendsen of Ida Grove announce the birth of a daughter born on Sunday, July 30, 2006 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center at 7:43 a.m. Avery Joan Marie Behrendsen weighed seven pounds and 13 ounces and measured 20 inches. She has two brothers, Deven and Ethan. Grandparents are Nancy Burke and Steve Behrendsen of Council Bluffs and Ron and Maebelle Powell of Ida Grove...
Campuzano/Daughter (08/14/06)
Maura Lina Campuzano of Cherokee announce the birth of a daughter born on Thursday, July 27 in Cherokee Regional Medical Center at 6:53 a.m. Camilla Ambar weighed seven pounds and nine ounces and measured 20 inches. Grandparents are Edward and Maribel Campuzano of Cherokee...
Schubert/Daughter (08/14/06)
Jeremy and Nikki Schubert of Cushing announce the birth of a daughter born on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center at 7:07 a.m. Torian Elisa weighed nine pounds and four ounces and measured 21 inches. Brother Treighton and sister Kalina welcome her home. Grandparents are Dixi Meyer of Denton, Texas, Boyd and Lenore Meyer of Holstein and Creston and Deb Schubert of Galva...
Corzilius/Carver (08/14/06)
Ronda Rae Corzilius and Joel Gregory Carver exchanged wedding vows on April 29, 2006 at Holy Name Catholic Church, Marcus with Father Gene Murray and Father Gene Sitzmann performing the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Ray and Robin Corzilius of rural Cherokee and Greg and Jill Carver of Marcus,...
Gray Matter: Last of Heline trilogy (08/14/06)
Today I want to bring you one more piece of the Heline story. It would not be complete without an account of the third generation now living on that land. The older daughter of Oscar and Polly Heline, Halcyon Botkin, and her late husband John "Jack" retired there from Tulsa, OK where he had been a consulting geophysicist in the petroleum industry. Since Jack's death in 2001 she has divided her time between Oklahoma, where two of her children live, and her beloved Iowa...
Gray Matter: Oscar Heline - World Citizen (08/14/06)
Architecture and artifacts aside, perhaps an even more remarkable contribution of our area's "Living History Farm," is its people. Oscar Heline, whom many remember, may have been as close as Cherokee County has ever come to producing a "world citizen." The story goes something like this: As a very young man, he helped organize the County Farm Bureau. ...