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Stories from Monday, January 15, 2007

Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation scheduled (01/15/07)
Dates for the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall to be here in Cherokee County have been confirmed. Starting on Sept. 13 and on display until Sept. 17, the wall will be at the Cherokee County Fair Grounds. The display of the Moving Wall is part of the Cherokee County Veterans Appreciation and will mark the second year that this event has taken place...
Meet the new family in town (01/15/07)
Ryan Haack and his wife Erica are both natives of Northwest Iowa, and the couple recently decided, after 10 years in West Des Moines, that they would like to return to this part of the state to work and raise their young family. With that in mind, they were very happy when positions in their areas of expertise became available in Cherokee. They were hired for these positions, found a great house, and moved to town on January 1...
Power restored (01/15/07)
The cause of Wednesday's power failure in Cherokee was determined to be the result of a broken insulator. The equipment failure occurred about 11:50 a.m. on the River Road just south of West Beech Street and left 950 customers without power. Within an hour Mid American Energy crews from Cherokee and Le Mars had power restored to 300 customers. The remaining 650 customers had power restored by 1:45 p.m...
More improvements eyed for Marcus (01/15/07)
MARCUS - The Marcus City Council was approached by Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation (CAEDC) director Mark Buschkamp about several matters Monday night, including the possibility of the First Cooperative Association to erect a large steel storage bin to hold 500,00 bushels of corn...
Aurelia School Board meets with architect (01/15/07)
AURELIA - At Monday night's regular monthly meeting, the Aurelia School Board discussed the school's proposed Wellness Facility with architect Paul Meyer of Architects Collaborative in Spencer. Meyer gave his opinion on the proposed plan, and also mentioned some possible alternatives the Board might want to consider, such as choice of material (mortar and brick versus steel). ...
Cherokee's first baby awarded scholarship funds (01/15/07)
State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald awarded a $500 College Savings Iowa account to Baby Anna, the first child born at Cherokee Regional Medical Center this year. Proud parents are Summer and Jason Heeren. Baby Anna weighed 6 lbs 15 oz and was 20.5 inches long. Anna arrived on Jan. 2, 2007 at 7:03 p.m...
Knights of Columbus money calendars on sale (01/15/07)
The Cherokee Knights of Columbus will be selling their "money calendars" for the 15th consecutive year in 2007. The calendars sell for $20 each, and can be purchased from Knights, or at Letsche's Bike Shop/Radio Shack, or Robinson's Furniture and Floor covering. All calendars are to be sold by February 19th...
Anna Elizabeth Meyer (01/15/07)
Anna Elizabeth Meyer 96, formerly of Quimby, died Jan. 7, 2007, in Bullhead City, Ariz. There will be a memorial service for her in June to allow for all her great grandchildren to attend. She was born Jan. 26, 1910, the youngest of three surviving daughters born to Jacob and Katherine Brechwald. ...
M.E. Elaine Peterson (01/15/07)
M. E. Elaine "Babe" Peterson, 90, of Cherokee, died on Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 at 11:35 p.m. in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Graveside services will be held Thursday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. The Rev. Ray Hampton will officiate...
Aaron Mark Eiden (01/15/07)
Aaron Mark Eiden, 2 year old son of Matt and Beth Eiden of Cherokee, died on Friday, Jan. 5 at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. due to injuries sustained in a traffic accident on Sunday, Dec. 31. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Richard Arndt officiated. Burial was in the Lake Fremont Cemetery at Dunnell, Minn. at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. There was a family prayer service at 9:45 a.m. at the Church on Tuesday...
Carlson / Rolland (01/15/07)
Kelly Carlson and Matthew Rolland were united in marriage on Aug. 11, 2006 at First Evangelical Free Church in Ames, Pastor David Staff officiated the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by her father Dennis Carlson. A dinner and dance following, at the Hickory Park Hall in Ames...
Cave / Sitzmann (01/15/07)
Kathleen Elizabeth Cave and Bradley Vernon Sitzmann exchanged marriage vows on July 29, 2006 at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus, with Pastor Donald Meyer officiating the Ceremony. A reception and dance were held at the LeMars Convention Center, LeMars...
Basic Biittner : Hall of Fame, part two (01/15/07)
In an earlier column, I dealt with the selection of the new Baseball Hall-of-Fame inductees, elected by the Baseball Writers of America. There were 17 names on the ballot this year - first-timers Cal Ripken jr., Tony Gwynn, and Mark McGwire, along wth such holdovers as Jim Rice, Goose Gossage, Andre Dawson and Bert Blyleven...
Gray Matter: A holiday gift (01/15/07)
Once again I am writing about a favorite author.  This time it is Mitch Albom.  His first novel, Tuesdays with Morrie, was a great book.  His next, Five People You Meet In Heaven, was equally fine.  Now his latest, For One More Day, is on my must-read list.  But it's not his role as novelist I'm writing about, for Albom is also a newspaper columnist.  In a recent piece he made a suggestion for  the perfect holiday gift, and it echoes a theme you've heard me promote.  As the Christmas season is over I may sound a bit late, but there is always next year, as sports fans love to say.. ...
Please read this, honey (01/15/07)
A past newsletter out of the Iowa State University Extension Service concerning coping with the daily pressures of work, family and marriage offers vital pointers in healthy, constructive communication between spouses. Along with the recommendations of what to do to deal with each other and any stress that befalls us, such as setting goals, negotiating, being flexible, planning time together and laughing, is a list of what NOT to do that grabbed our attention...
Be leery of those 'RALs' (01/15/07)
It's tax season and some tax preparers may invite you to get a "Refund Anticipation Loan," or "RAL" - a loan borrowed against the expected tax refund. Such a loan may come a few days faster that the refund, but the Iowa Attorney General's Office cautions Iowans that they will pay extremely high fees to borrow their own money...
E-waste now THE waste (01/15/07)
It was bound to happen sooner than later, and the problem is perpetuating daily to the chagrin of municipal, county, state and federal governments, the Department of Natural Resources, and environmentalists everywhere. That problem, folks, is the disposal of millions of old, unwanted computers, televisions, cell phones, stereos, and many other electronic devices...