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Stories from Monday, November 20, 2006

Times gone by (11/20/06)
Movie release brings Iwo Jima horrors to the surface (11/20/06)
Meriden man played pivotal role in famous photograph By Paul Struck Editor With Veterans Day recently celebrated and a growing interest in the World War II invasion of Iwo Jima thanks to Clint Eastwood's recently released movie "Flags of our Fathers," the horrific memories of many WW II military veterans are today returning to the surface...
Marcus Council comes to terms (11/20/06)
The Marcus City Council was informed on what it would take to eliminate the Mulder building located on North Main Street at their regular monthly meeting Monday evening. City attorney Chuck Knudson thought he would receive the deed for the building by next week, if not before, as Claire Mulder and his daughter intend to sign off on the deed. ...
Bulldogs named to All-District team (11/20/06)
AURELIA - Several Aurelia Bulldog football players were named to the All-District 3 (Eight-Man) team this week. Running back Mike White , offensive lineman Ross Fitzgerald , wide receiver Jacob Bruce , quarterback Jared Bruce, and linebacker Gabe Fuller were all named to the first team. Jared Bruce is a junior, and the other players named are all seniors...
Hahn, Hustedt earn All-GPAC (11/20/06)
WHS, G-H grads excel in football for Morningside SIOUX CITY - Senior linebacker Drew Hahn, a 5-11, 220 pound Cherokee Washington High graduate, and junior free safety Chad Hustedt, a 6-2, 190 pound Galva-Holstein graduate, were among six Morningside Mustang football players named to the All-Great Plains Area Conference first team, selected by the league members' head coaches...
Barker/Carlson (11/20/06)
Julie Barker and Jay Carlson, together with their parents, Richard Barker and the late Peggy Barker of Winterset, and Larry and Valerie Carlson of Cherokee, are pleased to announce their engagement. Julie is employed as a clinical trainer at Magellan Heath, and Jay is employed as a financial analyst at Wells Fargo Financial, both in Des Moines. The couple will be married on Dec. 2, 2006 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, West Des Moines...
Gray Matter: updates (11/20/06)
Today, I want to share some reactions I've gotten to a couple of recent Gray Matter columns.  Shortly after writing of the musical Smiths,  I had a phone call from California.  Loren Means, Marcus native, had just read it and wanted us to know that he had ridden with Stanley and Marie when they took the "Smith Kiddies" (Audrey and Jim) to Chicago to perform at the 1933 World's Fair.  He said his mother always called Stanley's mother, Aunt Kate, but he wasn't sure if they were related or if "aunt" was just an affectionate title. ...
More bad news (11/20/06)
The Iowa Department of Education released projections this week in its "Condition of Education" report that indicate the trend of dwindling K-12 enrollment in the state. The report said private school enrollment is expected to drop 8.49 percent, and public school populations to decline 0.9 percent through the 2010-11 school year...
A needed change (11/20/06)
A policy change under consideration by the Iowa state Board of Regents is long overdue. The policy is to base admission to one of the three state universities - the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa on whether the student graduated in the top 50 percent of the student's class...