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Stories from Wednesday, December 20, 2006

City approves janitorial position (12/20/06)
The Cherokee City Council voted four to one to seek a part-time custodian for the Cherokee Community Center, initially setting the hours at 20 per week and the wages at $8.50 per hour. Currently there is no custodian for the community center. In the past there had been two half-time custodians...
Marcus library needs updating (12/20/06)
Several members of the Marcus Public Library Board addressed the city council about the need to do some repairs on the library. Lois Krekow expressed the sentiments of the board to the council on Monday. Krekow began with explaining the dire need of a new furnace and air conditioning unit. The board is quite concerned the furnace is about ready to break down and most likely will choose very cold weather to do so...
County approves software purchase (12/20/06)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved a $67,850 software and training package for the public health nurse office. Kim Rupp, director, and Kristin Cedar, RN, were present to discuss the need for an upgrade of the old system through a system provided by Care Facts...
Times Gone By (12/20/06)
100 years ago Reception to Rev. and Mrs. Archer The Baptist people gave a pleasant reception to their new pastor and his wife Friday evening at the Baptist church. Rev. Archer recently came here from Cedar Rapids, where for seven and one half years he was pastor of one of the largest Baptist churches in the state. He is an able speaker and the church is fortunate in being able to secure so talented a man...
Sports Lounge opens in Aurelia (12/20/06)
A new sports lounge has opened on North Main Street in Aurelia, in the building directly north of C.A.R.S. The building previously housed the town grocery store, and was sold by Stan and Pat Peterson to Jake Schutt .Schutt, a former Cherokeee resident, works for Bonneson Plumbing, and has lived in Aurelia for a year-and-a-half...
New bank opens in Marcus (12/20/06)
On Monday, December 11th, Valley Bank and Trust opened a second bank in Cherokee County along Highway 143 on the south edge of Marcus. It is a full service bank which provides a number of banking services in addition to checking and savings accounts...
Two have consecutive accidents, one is fatal (12/20/06)
Two vehicles had accidents on the hill east of Cherokee (530th Street) on Sunday morning December 10th, in about the same location, just minutes apart. The second resulted in a fatality, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department. At about 6:55 a.m., the sheriff's department responded to a call concerning a vehicle driven by David A. Klee, 56, Cherokee, who lost control of the vehicle on a patch of ice and rolled the vehicle...
Aurelia Board puts Wellness Center on hold (12/20/06)
At their regular monthly meeting Monday night, the Aurelia School Board was thrown another curve in their plans for a Wellness Center, when Board President Dan Winterhof was notified right before the meeting that there was some concern about the procedure to let bids. After a lengthy discussion, the Board decided to table the issue for the time being, and give Superintendent Tom Vint time to contact some architectural firms and the school attorney before proceeding...
Aurelia splits with St. Mary's (12/20/06)
AURELIA - A 12-0 third-quarter run by Storm Lake St. Mary's spelled the difference, as the Aurelia girls fell 44-35 in Northwest Conference basketball here Tuesday. The game was 19-19 at the half , before Coach Ryan Berg's Panthers took advantage of Aurelia's struggles on offense, and built a 31-19 lead. Aurelia finally scored with less than two minutes left in the quarter, and it was 33-22 as the fourth quarter opened...
RV girls handle Pirates (12/20/06)
Graham's 20 points lead Wolverines CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley Wolverines held a 21-8 lead after one quarter here last week in a Maple Valley Conference girls basketball game with Galva-Holstein. The Lady Pirates crept back into the game, narrowing the margin to six points at the half, and were still down by just eight points, 54-46, heading into the final period. ...
AGH wrestlers 2nd at S-O tourney (12/20/06)
SIBLEY - A tough nine-team field, including several teams from the Chronicle Times coverage area, competed Saturday in the Sibley-Ocheydan Invitational Wrestling Tournament. Graettinger-Terril, ranked fourth in the state in a pre-season poll, took home the team championship with 192 points. ...
Galva-Holstein splits with L-B (12/20/06)
Miller, Terry lead victorious G-H boys' scoring HOLSTEIN - The young Lady Pirates of Galva-Holstein were down by just two points, 11-9, after one quarter in Maple Valley Conference girls basketball action here on Friday, but were unable to sustain the effort, as the Lawton-Bronson Eagles outscored them 14-4 in the second period and 22-8 in the third, on the way to a 63-30 win...
Braves tumble to Wildcats (12/20/06)
Ege's 22, Boothby's 21 pace Cherokee boys A tired Cherokee Braves basketball team dropped a 73-67 non-conference tussle to visiting Woodbury Central here Saturday night. The game, the Braves' third physical, helter-skelter contest in five days, was tarnished by a decided foul discrepancy favoring the visiting Wildcats, and the fact that Cherokee had left a lot out on the floor in Friday night's hard-fought. ...
Aurelia teams split at home (12/20/06)
Bruce, Winterhof lead AHS boys to victory AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldog girls "were not mentally ready to play," said Aurelia coach Marv Munden of his team's 46-37 loss to Schaller-Crestland in Friday night Northwest Conference basketball here. Munden went on to say that the Bulldogs had too many unforced turnovers, and that he was "disappointed we did not play better on our home court."...
Disappointing MVC opener for RV boys (12/20/06)
CORRECTIONVILLE- River Valley coach Dean Norris called his team's effort against Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto here Friday night "disappointing." The Wolverines were beaten by MVAO, 70-39 in Maple Valley Conference boys basketball action. Turnovers continued to be a problem for the home team, as the Wolverines committed 17 of them...
Area gridders make All-NW Iowa (12/20/06)
SIOUX CITY - Cherokee Washington High wide receiver Chris Campbell, a junior, and placekicker Andrew Dawson, a senior, have been selected for the Sioux City Journal's All - Northwest Iowa first team, announced on Sunday. Several other area gridders were also named to the honored list. ...
Daniel Leo Campbell III (12/20/06)
Daniel Leo Campbell III, 56, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006 at the home of his sister in Littleton, Colo. Campbell was born May 3, 1950 in Cherokee, to Daniel Leo and Betty (Volkert) Campbell. He was educated in Cherokee, graduating from Immaculate Conception High School in 1968. ...
Ruth Caroline Shaw (12/20/06)
Ruth Caroline Shaw, 93, of Downey, Calif. died Nov. 29, 2006 at her residence...
Thomas L. Cates (12/20/06)
Thomas L. Cates, 50, of Cherokee, died Sunday morning, Dec. 10, 2006 in the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, due to injuries received in a one vehicle accident east of Cherokee. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Larry Nilson will officiate. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home on Friday...
Scott/daughter (12/20/06)
Brian and Deanna Scott of Meriden announce the birth of their daughter Abigail Nicole Scott. Born on December 7, 2006 at 6:13 a.m. she weighed 6 lbs. and 14 oz. and measured 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by one brother Brent and one sister Gracie. Grandparents are Robert and Carolyn Henke of Cleghorn, Dave and Meredith Scott of Meriden and Randy and Shirley Peters of Cleghorn. Great-Grandparents are Berniece Henke of Cherokee and Marthena Scott of Meriden...
Letsche/daughter (12/20/06)
Todd and Nicole (Lang) Letsche of Maple Grove, Minn. announce the birth of their daughter, Allison Claire Letsche. She was born on Dec. 6, 2006 at 7:56 p.m. at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. She weighed 7 lbs. and 11 oz. and measured 21 3/4 inches long...
Gray Matter: The Ubiquitous Christmas Letter (12/20/06)
As inevitable as the first snowfall, cartoonists, talk show hosts, et al, are  starting the annual onslaught on Christmas letters, so I decided to weigh in with my views.  In the first place, with a few exceptions, I love those annual messages and  look forward to them eagerly.  Before the advent of blogspots, e-mail, and the like, those were my only means of keeping in contact with some of my friends and family members.  Fond memories are aroused; events, ranging from comic to tragic, are reported; all sprinkled with wit and wisdom.. ...
Basic Biittner: 'Tis the season... (12/20/06)
Only five more shopping days until Christmas!!! (is that enough exclamation points?) I am saddened when I see society's ever-increasing emphasis on Christmas presents, and the long lines and battles at department stores over that year's "hot" Christmas toy - be it the Play Station 3, Tickle Me Elmo, Cabbage Patch Kids, good old Barbie, or "big kid toys" like CD and DVD players, HDTV, I-Pods, BMWs.....
There could be an easier way (12/20/06)
There were no official numbers given for how many workers immigration agents took into custody during a raid on a Marshalltown Swift meat processing plant as part of an operation in six states. Agents also raided Swift plants in Greeley, Colo.; Grand Island, Neb.; Cactus, Texas; Hyrum, Utah; and Worthington, Minn...
We don't need another program (12/20/06)
The Iowa Chamber Alliance wants another fund for community revitalization, besides the Vision Iowa program. The proposed Destination Attraction Fund would differ from the existing Vision Iowa program in that the existing program has a $20 million cap while the proposed program has no cap...