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Stories from Monday, December 4, 2006

Times Gone By (12/04/06)
100 years ago Not Guilty That is what a jury in State vs. Rienhart pronounced in Justice Gillett's Court The case of State vs. Rienhart came off in Justice Gillett' s court Friday as announced in our last issue and was tried to a jury which after about ten minute deliberation returned a verdict in favor of defendant...
Three vie for council (12/04/06)
Citizens in Cherokee's third ward will choose a city council member on Tuesday, Dec. 5, to replace Ron Johnson, who resigned earlier this year because of health reasons. Three candidates are on the ballot for the special election which will be held in the lower level of the Cherokee Community Center. The candidates are Don Radmaker, Phil Reinert and Greg Stieneke...
Council considers aquatic center position (12/04/06)
The Cherokee City Council will need to make some decisions this year or early next year regarding staffing changes in the Parks and Rec Department. There will need to be added staff as the result of the new aquatic center, the retirement in February of the manager of the community center, Linda Peterson, and the city not having adequate janitorial staffing at the community center for a period of time...
Maryhill Church will not rebuild (12/04/06)
Bishop Nickless supports memorial on church site After months of input and prayer, Bishop R. Walker Nickless has determined that Visitation Church in Maryhill will not be rebuilt. Instead of a new church, Bishop Nickless has endorsed the wish of many of the Maryhill parishioners to build some type of "spiritual memorial" on the site where the church once stood. The century-old church was totally destroyed when intense storms swept through the area on Aug. 1...
Knights raise $12.265 (12/04/06)
The Knights of Columbus annual fund drive to assist people with disabilities has come to a close, and Chairman LeRoy Rupp says it has been the best year yet. A total of $12,265 was donated this year. Each year, 10 percent of the donated money goes to the Special Olympics, and the remaining 90 percent to Cherokee County Work Services. Rupp and Grand Knight Ron Honsbruch were pleased to present CCWS co-directors Calvin Carver and Jan Cosgrove with a check for $11,039.13 on Tuesday...
LEC submits contract proposal (12/04/06)
County workers at the Cherokee County Law Enforcement Center, which includes deputies, clerical workers, jailers and dispatchers, submitted their initial proposal at the Tuesday meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors. An hourly increase of 75 cents across the board is sought as well as instituting longevity-based increases of 25 cents per hour for every three years beyond the first five of employment. An increase in shift differential to #5 cents and hour is sought...
Dr. Barlow retiring at end of year (12/04/06)
Dr. John P. Barlow has been practicing dentistry in Cherokee for close to 40 years, starting his practice in July 1967 in "Doctor Tanner's Building" on East Main Street, before moving to his current location at 204 West Maple Street in 1971. "My life in the last forty years has been very, very busy between my family, my profession, and my spiritual life," said Barlow, "and I feel like it's time to do other things." With that in mind, he cut his time at the office down to three days a week three years ago, and, as of Dec. ...
Bulldog girls named All-Conference Volleyball (12/04/06)
AURELIA - Three members of the Aurelia Bulldogs team were named to the Northwest Conference All-Conference team recently. Senior Kristine Munden was named to the first team. Munden had 144 kills at the net this season, served at a 96.9% clip, and also had 64 digs and 22 blocks on the defensive end...
Sheldon girls down Cherokee (12/04/06)
Dilla, Messerole lead WHS scoring SHELDON - The Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team got off to a slow start and then watched a spirited fourth-quarter rally fall short to drop a 61-50 season-opening, Lakes Conference tussle to Sheldon here Tuesday night...
River Valley Boys Lose to Lawton-Bronson (12/04/06)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley Wolverines dropped a Maple Valley Conference basketball tilt to Lawton-Bronson Tuesday night, 54-39. The game was close until Lawton-Bronson broke it open with a 10-0 run in the second half, said Wolverine coach Dean Norris, who said that turnovers and a lack of rebounding continued to be a problem for the Wolverines...
Pirates win season opener 72-69 (12/04/06)
HINTON - In the opinion of their new coach Bob Lee, the Galva-Holstein Pirates played "a real good game to start the season" here Tuesday night. The Pirates held a 15 point lead going into the fourth quarter, and Lee said his team "did a great job of keeping our composure down the stretch to bring home the win" against a good Hinton Blackhawk team. Galva-Holstein won the non-conference game here, 72-69...
Aurelia girls look good in win (12/04/06)
RUTHVEN- The Aurelia Bulldog girls played well offensively and defensively in taking a non-conference contest here Tuesday night against Ruthven-Ayrshire, 55-26. Aurelia Coach Marv Munden was very pleased with the balanced scoring attack his team showed, as Leah Kai, Emily Sonksen, and Kristine Munden scored 14, 13, and 12 points, respectively. Sonksen and Kai had four assists apiece for Aurelia, and Kai also had four steals on dfense...
AGH starts season with two wins at Marcus (12/04/06)
The AGH wrestling team traveled to Marcus on Monday to open their season with a double dual against Alta and M-M-C. They won the first dual, against Alta, by a 57-22 score, and came back to top the host Eagles by a 51-21 count. Coach Scott Phelps called the matches "two quality wins... against some tough competition. The kids did some nice things, but we saw many areas in which we need to improve as the season goes along."...
SOS girls drop two games (12/04/06)
The South O'Brien Wolverines have hit the basketball court twice this season, playing at Sibley-Ocheyedan on Tuesday, and at Alta on Monday. At Sibley, the Wolverines "came out and played a tough first quarter, and then seemed to get out of our offense," said co-head coach Julie Paulsen...
RV boys drop basketball opener (12/04/06)
CORRECTIONVILLE- The River Valley Wolverines played their season opening basketball game here Monday night against the potent Hinton Blackhawks. The Wolverines were never really in this game, trailing at the quarters 17-7, 37-15 and 51-18. They outscored the Blackhawks by one point in the final period, making the final score 67-35, Hinton...
Raymond "Ray" Michael Wankum (12/04/06)
Raymond "Ray" Michael Wankum, 63, of Marcus died Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City after bravely battling esophageal and liver cancer for seven months. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2 p.m. today, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Father Eugene Murray, Jerry Bertrand, and Bob Blair will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Marcus...
George A. Rhea (12/04/06)
George A. Rhea, 83, of Sioux City and formerly of rural Cherokee, died, Nov. 24, 2006 at his apartment in Sioux City. Funeral services were on, Nov. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler officiated and burial was in the Afton Township Cemetery at rural Cherokee. There was military rites at the cemetery...
Linda Sue Blair (12/04/06)
Linda Sue Blair, 58, died Nov. 26, at her home in Estherville. Services will be held Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, West Bend. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the church, Harris Funeral Home of West Bend is in charge of arrangements...
Tillotson/son (12/04/06)
Craig and Milly Tillotson of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son Seth Michael Tillotson, born on November 24, 2006 at 10 p.m. He weighed 9 lbs. and 6 oz. and measured 21 1/2 inches. Seth was welcomed home by one brother Blake and two sisters Abigail and Claire...
Napierala/son (12/04/06)
Tony and Kara Nepierala of Alta are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Zarek Anthony Napierala, born on November 20, 2006 at 3:47 p.m.. She weighed 6 lbs. and 14 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Zarek was welcomed home by three brothers - Joe, Connor and Roman. Grandparents are Dave and Trish Friedrich of Alta and Dan and Becky Napierala of Iowa City...
Booth/daughter (12/04/06)
Adam and Katie Booth of Aurelia are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Allison Mae Booth, born on November 20, 2006 at 8:51 a.m. and weighted 6 lbs. and 3 oz. and measured 19 inches long. She was welcomed home by one sister, Autumn. Grandparents are Kevin and Carri Johnson of Aurelia and Brad and Sheree Booth of Aurelia...
Ross Rambles: The Da Vinci Code and mathematical probability (12/04/06)
If you have not seen the movie "The Da Vinci Code" or read the novel from which it was based and plan to do either, don't read this column. I didn't read the book, but I had heard enough of the debate about the controversial subject matter to know before seeing the movie that the story is based on the theory that Jesus married Mary Magdalene...
Basic Biittner: Deck the Halls (12/04/06)
With Christmas coming this month, many people think about Halls, as in Deck the Halls...Me, I'm different (I know, not a news flash). Don't get me wrong - I love Christmas - not shopping, overeating, the emphasis on commercialism - but I do celebrate "the reason for the season," as they say, and enjoy family gatherings...
Gray Matters: Father Jan column reaches global proportions (12/04/06)
I'd been having problems with my computer recently; due more to my ineptness than that of the machine, I know.  I was just about ready to "boot it out" instead of  "booting it up", when a welcome message appeared on the screen, all the way from Italy.  That changed my attitude at once, so now I'll admit it 's a pretty amazing device after all. ...
A lesson to be learned (12/04/06)
A recent controversy in Carroll provides a lesson on how not to handle questionable material in school curriculums and school libraries. Students at Carroll High School are fighting a decision to ban a novel, "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," which was pulled from the high school's literature-to-film class by Superintendent Rob Cordes because he said there were concerns expressed by parents about an oral sex reference...
Eliminate the source (12/04/06)
Most teens who drink get their alcohol from "social" sources-parents of other teens, older siblings and other relatives and friends. People who provide alcohol to teens undermine the efforts of parents to protect their kids from alcohol-related injury, and also break the law...
Decorative lighting and you (12/04/06)
By taking extra precautions, abiding by safety rules and practicing energy efficiency, families can save money and help prevent accidents when placing decorative Christmas lighting inside and outside their homes this holiday season. Many holiday mishaps, electrical shocks and dangerous fires can often be prevented by following the dos and don'ts provided by Alliant Energy to keep the holidays happy and safe...