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Stories from Monday, November 13, 2006

Simonsen, Leeds win supervisor seats (11/13/06)
County favors Republicans in contested races With over 4,596 votes cast Tuesday out of 8,853 registered voters in Cherokee County (a 51.9 percent turnout) Jeff Simonsen and Mark Leeds, both Republicans, had commanding leads over their Democrat opponents in races for Cherokee County Board of Supervisors...
Treasurer ends inserts (11/13/06)
Lynde Lundquist, Cherokee County treasurer, apologized for advertising inserts that went out in vehicle registration renewal notices mailed to county residents. "It won't happen again," Lundquist promised. The advertising inserts appeared not only in Cherokee County but throughout the state, Lundquist explained. ...
WHS career day (11/13/06)
Jackie Schmillen, a Cherokee native who now appears on Fox TV channel 44, spoke to Washington High School students about a career in broadcasting during Career Day on Wednesday. Photo by Ken Ross
Dream coming true (11/13/06)
The new community center being built in Cleghorn is progressing right along with an attractive brick exterior. Interior walls as well as insulation is being completed at a quick space as they hope to be able to use it when the new year begins.
Sharing the meaning of freedom (11/13/06)
Many people such as Vickie Rainboth of Marcus went up to Specialist First Class Alex Goodburn, a 2000 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School, to thank him. Goodburn addressed the crowd at Wednesday morning's Veterans Day Program about what freedom means and cost paid by those serving their country. After serving as a recruiter for the Army National Guard, he enlisted to serve in Iraq and shared his experience with those present...
Remember our troops! (11/13/06)
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Township vote is mixed (11/13/06)
Selection of clerks and trustees for townships in Cherokee County will be mixed in the future, with some townships continuing to have those positions filled by election, while some of those positions will be filled by appointment. A measure to have township offices appointed by the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors passed in nine townships, was defeated in five townships and tied in two townships...
Cherokee Girls start practice (11/13/06)
Down the 'Hatch' Cherokee Washington High basketball player Nicole Hatch diligently practices her free throw shooting while an obviously thirsty teammate Kayla Messerole persists in rehydrating herself during a recent practice session. The Cherokee girls open their season Tuesday, Nov. 28, at Lakes Conference foe Sheldon. Photo by Paul Struck...
Aurelia girls start basketball practice (11/13/06)
Olive M. Beeson (11/13/06)
Olive M. Beeson, 86, of Cherokee, Iowa died Monday Nov. 6, 2006 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing Home and Rehab Center following a brief illness. Services will be held Nov. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John's Catholic Church in Quimby. Father Armand Bertrand will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Cemetery, Anthon...
Merlin Ray West (11/13/06)
Merlin R. West, 67, of Meriden, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a lengthy illness. Services will be held Friday Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee. Gregg Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the Elk Township Cemetery rural Alta...
Bisenius/son (11/13/06)
Adam and Amy Bisenius of Holstein announce the birth of their son, Brody James Bisenius born on November 3, 2006 at 2:36 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs. and 10 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Jim and Jane Bisenius of Schaller, Susan and Tom Hirchman of Glenwood and Don and Nancy Jenkins of Atlantic...
Richardson and Dockery/daughter (11/13/06)
Joel Richardson and Kristina Dockery announce the birth of their daughter Isabelle Ann Richardson, born on November 4, 2006 she weighed 6 lbs. and measured 18 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Mike Burkhart and Dawn Burkhart of Cherokee and Brian Richardson of Kingsley and Debbie Richardson of Marcus...
Lau/son (11/13/06)
Quan Xau Lau is please to announce the birth of a son, Brayden, born on November 5, 2006. He weighed 6 lbs. and 14 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Quyen Lam of Cherokee and Chan My Ho of Cherokee.
Shriver/Gravenish (11/13/06)
Christa Lynn Shriver and Scot David Gravenish exchanged marriage vows Oct. 10 at Harbour View Inn at Mackinac Island in Michigan. An open reception will be held Nov. 18 at the Marcus Community center beginning at 8 p.m. All friends and family are welcome to attend...
Grauer/Todd (11/13/06)
Jennifer L. Grauer and Rex W. Todd exchanged marriage vows Aug. 5th at the First United Methodist Church in Cushing. The Rev. Sheryl K. Ashley officiated the evening ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Linda Grauer, Cherokee. The groom is the son of Allen and Shirley Todd, Cushing. ...
Ross Rambles: We're part of the state, too (11/13/06)
I have a request for Governor-elect Chet Culver, please don't forget us here in Western Iowa. I know Culver is not likely to see this plea since it is coming from a small town newspaper, and worse, a Western Iowa small town paper, but we can only hope that the message somehow gets through to the governor's office that we are not part of Nebraska or South Dakota...
What message is sent? (11/13/06)
Voters sent a message on election day by their actions, reinforced by comments to pollsters, that they are dissatisfied with the president's course in Iraq. This dissatisfied voters are not unified in advocating a specific course of action. Democrats who have benefited by the discontent toward Republicans vary in their beliefs from those who would immediately withdraw all U.S. ...
Let's take a little break (11/13/06)
We understand that Tom Vilsack, who is not well-known outside of Iowa, feels the need to get into the 2008 presidential race early. Still, we hope that the national media can refrain from getting too engrossed this early in coverage of an election that is two years away...