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Stories from Monday, October 16, 2006

Council mulls administrator job (10/16/06)
The Cherokee City Council took no action on Tuesday regarding a proposal to hire an interim city administrator, but the council did hear comments from audience members regarding whether such an action is necessary. Bob Leach could not be in attendance at the Tuesday meeting and left word that he would like the matter to be tabled until the next meeting. The matter was tabled as far as possible action but those wishing to speak to the matter were allowed to do so...
Benefit brunch and auction (10/16/06)
On Sept. 9, 13-year-old Chris Williams of Cherokee was at a friend's farm, working with horses, when he was knocked down by several horses, one of which stepped on the left side of his head, just in front of the speech center of his brain. The accident caused several difficulties for the youngster, including speech , balance, and right side weakness...
Infrastructure projects needed (10/16/06)
There are a number of problems that need to be taken care of regarding water lines, sanitary sewer lines and the storm sewer system, it was noted at the Cherokee City Council meeting on Tuesday. Mark Napier, water department supervisor, referred to water lines put in decades ago where service is shared by more than one home...
Attorney salary 'negotiable' (10/16/06)
With no candidate on the ballot for the county attorney position, the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors decided to advertise for the position. The county attorney position, which had been a part-time position with two part-time assistants will become a full-time position as of Jan. 1...
Aurelia enrollment down by eight (10/16/06)
At the monthly School Board meeting in Aurelia October 9th, Superintendent Tom Vint announced that the Aurelia school's Certified K-12 Enrollment Count, done on Oct. 1, was 299.3 this year. This figure is down eight students from last year's count...
MMC downs Westwood, 30-19 (10/16/06)
Holmes accounts for three TDs to boost Eagles SLOAN - Trailing 13-9 after three quarters, the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles rallied with three fourth-quarter touchdowns to claim a hard-fought 30-19 win over Westwood in Class A District football here Friday night...
G-H rolls over Le Mars Gehlen, 49-25 (10/16/06)
LE MARS - The Galva-Holstein Pirates bounced back from their first loss of the season with a convincing 49-25 victory over Le Mars Gehlen Catholic at Le Mars on Friday. The Pirates scored the first three touchdowns of the game, taking a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter. The Pirate lead was 42-13 at the half...
Nelson wins Lakes XC title (10/16/06)
Cherokee senior blows away field EMMETSBURG - Cherokee's brilliant senior runner Kara Nelson ran away from the field to easily win the 2006 girls Lakes Conference cross country meet here Tuesday. Nelson, also the state's defending Class 2A 3,000 meter champion, clocked a speedy 14:37 to place first and win her seventh of eight XC races she has competed in this record-breaking season...
River Valley falls to AHST, 41-12 (10/16/06)
CORRECTIONVILLE - River Valley football coach Kent Bass feels his team matched up physically with the Friday night opponent, AHST (Avoca), better than the 41-12 loss showed. Bass said that AHST is "a very talented team," and that turning the ball over three times, which the Wolverines did, against a team that good "spells disaster."...
Schwanz/daughter (10/16/06)
Erik and Amanda Schwanz of Cherokee announce the birth of their daughter Gracie Rose Schwanz, born on October 7, 2006 at 12:49 a.m. She weighed 8lbs. and 11oz. and measured 20 inches long. Cindy Schwanz of Aurelia is Gracie's Grandma. The Great-Grandma is Fern Riedy of Papillion, Neb...
Stowater/son (10/16/06)
Ryan and Kasey Stowater of Cherokee announce the birth of their son, Logan Ryan Stowater, born on October 7, 2006 at 9:21a.m. He weighed 7lbs. 8oz. and measured 21inches long. Grandparents are Ken and Terri Stephens of Cherokee and Rodney and Sandra Stowater of Cherokee...
Meyer / Moline (10/16/06)
Elizabeth Martha Meyer of Marcus and Adam Saunders Moline where united in marriage on June 10, 2006 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marcus. Pastor Don Meyer and Pastor Clint Poppe Officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple were Don and Gayleen Meyer of Marcus and Robert and Deb Moline of Denton, Neb...
Basic Biittner: Another "Unofficial" World Series (10/16/06)
The end of the Major League Baseball season is rapidly approaching - which is good, I guess, because there's hardly any room for it at this time of the year, what with junior highs, high schools, colleges, and professionals all deep into their football seasons. The NBA has started their pre-season games too, and the National Hockey League - I THINK- has started their regular season also- although I may be wrong about that. They , too , may still be in their pre-season mode...
Gray Matters: The end justifies the 'Means' (10/16/06)
I would like to tell you about two recent happenings which have led me to some interesting conclusions.   In the first case, my ancient air-conditioning unit developed some problems.  I immediately called Duane Means, plumbing manager at Marcus Lumber, a major industry here in our town which has an incredible service department.  He came at once, advised me judiciously, and now I'm set, in that department, for the foreseeable future.  Duane is good, just as his uncle, Percy and his dad, Vernon were before him.  For generations, the Leavitts at Marcus Lumber have chosen good people and trained them well.  On a personal note, I've known Duane Means since he was a youngster, so that also adds to my "comfort zone."    . ...
Using lethal force (10/16/06)
Two Sioux City Police officers killed a man who charged them with a bloody knife last week, an event that, of course, be investigated to determine whether the shooting was necessary. We do not attempt here to substitute our conjectures based on limited information, for the conclusions of a formal investigation. We only suggest that police officers be given the benefit of the doubt when they use lethal force to counter lethal force...