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Stories from Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Second Time Around (01/23/07)
Cheryl Sears graduated from Washington High School in 1967. During Cheryl's first two years of high school, Dan Salter was also at Washington High. Salter recalls being seated (alphabetical order, you know) near Class of '65 classmates Ron Reznikov and Paul Sleezer, and says he was always getting blamed for things they did. Salter also dated one of Cheryl's classmates, who shall remain nameless, for awhile...
School Board sells instruments (01/23/07)
The Cherokee School Board Monday night approved the sale of an inventory of stringed instruments from the district's defunct orchestra program to the Storm Lake School District. The board agreed to a proposal from Storm Lake Schools to purchase the instruments for $7,500, along with the open invitation that Cherokee students wishing to participate in orchestra could participate in the Storm Lake program at no charge...
First major snow of the year hits Cherokee County (01/23/07)
Cherokee County saw the first major snow storm of the winter season on Sunday. Snow began falling in the morning, and, according to the Cherokee Fire Department, seven inches of the white stuff fell in the city, leading to snow rows down the middle of the street. ...
River Valley Board moves on bus barn (01/23/07)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The bids will go out in February for the River Valley School District's proposed new bus facility to be constructed on existing River Valley Elementary School property in Washta. The action stems from Monday's regularly scheduled River Valley School Board meeting here. A special board meeting will be arranged in the near future to meet with architects to have the building specifications drawn, with construction of the four-bay facility to be completed in the summer...
Numbers increase pressures for MMC (01/23/07)
MARCUS - Many members of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn elementary school staff participated in a presentation to the local board expressing the advantages of keeping the classes small. Linda Chapman started off with the meaning of small verses large numbers in any classroom. She made note that there were only 13 second graders in her room in the mornings and in the afternoon, she has 25...
Cold start hurts Lady Pirates (01/23/07)
ODEBOLT - The young Galva-Holstein Lady Pirates' basketball team came out cold at Odebolt-Arthur Tuesday night in Maple Valley Conference action, and O-A got off to a fast start. After one quarter, the Trojans led the Lady Pirates by a 19-4 score a deficit difficult to overcome. O-A's halftime lead was 32-13, and heading into the final quarter, it was 47- 23. The final score of the game was Odebolt-Arthur 56, Galva-Holstein 34...
MMC wrestlers place third at Rock Valley (01/23/07)
ROCK VALLEY - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestlers competed Saturday in the tough Rock Valley Tournament, and the Eagles came away with three individual champions and a third-place team finish. The state-ranked Akron-Westfield Westerners scored 218.5 points to take the team championship, while the Eagles finished right behind second-place Sheldon-South O'Brien. ...
BC-IG/OA wins MVC wrestling (01/23/07)
HOLSTEIN - In the words of Aurelia-Galva-Holstein coach Scott Phelps, the AGH wrestlers "gave a good effort all day," in Saturday's Maple Valley Conference Tournament here. Phelps said, "We were in many tight, hard-fought matches - some of them we won, and others we lost, but the coaches were happy with the effort. We put 10 guys in the finals, but didn't get the job done in the finals, which we needed to do to win the tournament."...
WHS girls sink South O'Brien (01/23/07)
Three players hit double figures to lead Cherokee The enigmatic Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team came firing out of the chute on the way to an impressive 17-6 lead in the first quarter, and went on to claim a 60-48 non-conference victory over a young, hard-working South O'Brien squad here Saturday night...
Big fourth propels Braves (01/23/07)
Boothby, Ege lead Cherokee past SOS The battling Cherokee Braves went on a 25-15 scoring tear in the fourth quarter to overcome a gritty South O'Brien squad in non-conference boys basketball action here Saturday night. Three Braves broke in to double scoring in the win, with socring leader Cory Ege pulling off another double-double performance with 18 points and 10 rebounds. ...
E. Bibiana Schallau (01/23/07)
E. Bibiana Schallau, 98 of Sutherland, died on Jan. 12, 2007. at the Primghar Care Center. Services were held on Jan. 15, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sutherland, Father Tim Hogan officiated. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Sutherland...
Robert A. Morton (01/23/07)
Robert "Bob" A. Morton, 83, of Cherokee, died on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at 10:54 p.m. Services were held on January 17 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Phil Doocy officiated, along with his wife Jane, from Bancroft. Visitation was on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. with the family present from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home...
Micah Matthew Malausky (01/23/07)
Micah Matthew Malausky, the son of Matt and Tara (Christensen) Malausky was delivered stillborn on Jan. 11, 2007 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, Cherokee. Burial will be in Lenox, Iowa, at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to "www.greenwoodfuneral.com."...
Doris Lockin (01/23/07)
Funeral services for Doris Lockin, 69, of Aurelia, were held January 17,2007 at 10:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Harold Werley officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Visitation was Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with the family present from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements...
James T. Letts (01/23/07)
James T. Letts, 72 of Spirit Lake and formerly of Cherokee, died Saturday Jan. 13, 2007, at his home in Spirit Lake, following a lengthy illness. Services were held today, Jan. 17, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand is officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee...
Rex Brown (01/23/07)
Rex Brown, 90, of Storm Lake, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, in the Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Harold Werley will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Basic Biittner: I love Iowa Winters! (01/23/07)
Well, it's mid-January (can you believe that?) and Old Man Winter finally showed up. He was a little late arriving, and, to be honest, some of us didn't miss him at all. My idea of a perfect winter is a light (very light) overnight snowfall on Christmas Eve, followed by enough of a warm-up on December 26 to melt the snow. The next step, of course, would be a gradual increase in temperature through March...
Gray Matter: Immigration and language usage (01/23/07)
We hear much these days concerning our nation's immigration issues, including the pros and cons of the use of "English Only." Often it's made to sound as though these problems are of recent origin, until someone thoughtfully reminds us that we are, after all, a nation of immigrants...
Show me the money (01/23/07)
With great pomp and circumstance, Democratic majorities convened the United States Congress and Iowa Legislature into session this week, promising a new direction from Republican leadership of the past. In Iowa, the Democrats control the House, Senate and Governor's office, a majority unseen since 1964...