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Stories from Tuesday, January 30, 2007

WITCC receives Waitt family foundation grant (01/30/07)
Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) has received an $8,000 grant from the Waitt Family Foundation to support the college's Fund for Inspiration. WITCC's Fund for Inspiration is an ongoing program that invites visiting artists to campus who have achieved distinction in a cultural or technical field. ...
City will treat landfill leachate (01/30/07)
Aquatics Center interim financing approved The Cherokee City Council Tuesday approved a revised Wastewater Treatment Agreement between the City and the Cherokee County Solid Waste Commission for treatment of leachate from the landfill on Linden Street...
Aurelia Board OKs architect, mulls future (01/30/07)
AURELIA - The Aurelia School Board, meeting Wednesday at a special "retreat" between regularly-scheduled monthly meetings, approved a contract with Cannon, Moss, Brygger and Associates architect Paul E. Maurer for the proposed new Wellness Facility...
MMC wrestles double dual (01/30/07)
Four Eagles win both matches MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestlers split a tough double dual with Storm Lake and MOC-Floyd Valley here on Jan. 23, falling 33-30 to the Tornadoes, and defeating the Dutchmen 40-28. Mitch Erdman at 125 pounds, Russ Godbersen at 135, Tory Johnson at 140, and Jared Letsche at 160 were double winners for the Eagles of coach Steve Phillips. Each double winner also recorded one win by fall...
Westwood '3s' stymie RV boys (01/30/07)
SLOAN - Westwood handled the gritty River Valley boys 82-63 in first-round action in the annual Maple Valley Conference Tournament here Monday night. Anthony Volkert led the Wolverines' balanced scoring with 16 points, while Matt Simons added 15, Tyler Clark 10, and Pat Parcel and Ethan Todd seven apiece...
Bulldogs win at Schaller-Crestland (01/30/07)
SCHALLER - The Aurelia Bulldog boys started a little slow, and were down 14-11 after one quarter, but caoch Grant Peckenschneider said the team went on a 9-0 run to end the first half, and maintained the lead throughout the second half, winning the Northwest Conference game by a 57-41 score here Tuesday night...
Pirates drop game to MV-AO (01/30/07)
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein boys, undefeated in regular season Maple Valley Conference play, lost by a single point to the Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto Rams in Maple Valley Conference Tournament play here Tuesday night, 44-43. Pirate coach Bob Lee said "it was a very close game throughout - both teams played very hard. We had some turnovers at costly times, and Maple Valley was able to capitalize on them."...
Scrappy SOS girls fall to rated A-W (01/30/07)
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien girls took on the 12-1 fourth-ranked Akron-Westfield Westerners in War Eagle Conference basketball action at Paullina on Friday night. The Wolverines were down 27-10 after one quarter, 46-26 at the half, and 68-43 going into the final quarter, and the final score was Akron-Westfield 80, South O'Brien 51...
Special Olympics competition (01/30/07)
Special Olympics basketball competition was held Saturday, Jan. 20 in Sioux Center at Dordt College. Pictured are Cory VanRoekel of Cherokee Middle School, Matt Keyser and Curt Belden from Roosevelt School. VanRoekel and Keyser placed first in the individual skills competition and qualify for the state competition on March 10 in Iowa City. Belden placed second in his division...
Devere L. "Corky" Anderson (01/30/07)
Jessen/daughter (01/30/07)
Josh and Lisa Jessen of Linn Grove, announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylee Elizabeth Jessen. She was born on Jan. 18, 2007 at 7:09 a.m. and weighed 7 lbs. an 4 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. She was welcomed home by one sister Jenna and one brother Chase...
Gray Matter: Tying some loose ends (01/30/07)
After recently writing of  problems concerning immigration and the "English Only" policy,  I  was reminded of another aspect of that issue.  My maternal grandparents, Scotch-Irish from Northern Ireland, emigrated because of the potato famine.  Grandmother was born in Illinois after her people had come to New Orleans and up the Mississippi to settle there.  When a family member, researching her story, could find no records at Ellis Island or the earlier Castle Gardens, she was advised to look for listings in New Orleans. ...
Basic Biittner: Lifelong friends (01/30/07)
Many people have a "life-long" friend or two - someone with whom they exchange yearly Christmas cards and occasionally other correspondence, be it e-mail or "snail mail." They may also talk on the phone once in a while, and probably even visit each other in person, perhaps on a vacation or at a class reunion...