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Stories from Monday, April 9, 2007

Living with Parkinson's (04/09/07)
There are approximately one million Americans who live with Parkinson's Disease, with 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Parkinson's Disease is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder that results from degeneration and premature death of dopamine-producing brain cells...
Supervisors authorize hiring deputy (04/09/07)
At the April 3rd meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, supervisors expressed the desire to cut expenses by reducing personnel but ended up authorizing the hiring of a new deputy, anyway. "We're at bare bones right now," Sheriff Dave Scott told the supervisors. He recommended the hiring of a deputy to keep the county law enforcement staff up to five deputies plus the sheriff...
Times Gone By (04/09/07)
100 years ago The first graduation exercises for county graduates was most successful and will be long remembered not only by the graduates but by the large audience which heard the splendid exercises. The Fish orchestra discoursed pleasing music entertaining the audience while for some reason it was kept waiting beyond the opening hour...
Jazz Bands fare well at state (04/09/07)
Aurelia earns first, MMC and Cherokee fifth at State By Dan Whitney Staff Writer As mentioned in last Friday's Chronicle Times, Cherokee County was well-represented at Tuesday's State Jazz Band Championships in Des Moines, sending three schools - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, Cherokee Washington, and Aurelia- to the Capital City...
Final Act at Aurelia's 'Legion Hall' (04/09/07)
AURELIA- The Aurelia Commercial Club staged a big party at the Aurelia Community Center (aka The Legion Hall) on March 30th. Guests were treated to a five-course supper, catered by Deb Kelley and a crew from the Aurelia Cafe, as well as a variety of entertainment acts between courses...
Kohn a Mustang (04/09/07)
Kyle Kohn, a three-year varsity letterman for the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles football team, signed a letter of intent to play football for Morningside College in Sioux City. Kohn was selected to the All-District and Academic All-District teams this past season. He led the Eagles in tackles (62) and quarterback sacks (six) from his linebacker spot, and also was his team's second leading rusher with 560 yards...
Triple winner Nelson paces WHS (04/09/07)
SOS wins girls' 1A Tomahawk; SLP wins 2A Boys' meet on Tuesday canceled with bad weather By Paul Struck Editor Talented South O'Brien totaled 127 points to nose out Cherokee's 121 and claim the Class 1A team title of the 2007 Cherokee Girls Tomahawk Relays here Monday...
G-H boys win own Relays title (04/09/07)
Pirates' Egger claims a first and second HOLSTEIN - The host Galva-Holstein Pirates won the boys' division of the 2007 Galva-Holstein Relays here Friday night, totaling745 points in the total team scoring format, to runner-up Lawton-Bronson's 713. Battle Creek-Ida Grove was third with 644, followed by Hinton 628, Remsen-Union 589, East Sac County 585, Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 545.50, Wsetwood 543, Schaller-Crestland 538, Whiting 473.50, West Monona 471, Woodbury Central 432.50, Odebolt-Arthur 346.50, River Valley 332, Kingsley-Pierson 260, G-H JV 240, Charter Oak-Ute 177.. ...
BCIG wins G-H girls' crown (04/09/07)
Lady Pirates ring up three firsts HOLSTEIN - Battle Creek-Ida Grove won the girls division of the 2007 Galva-Holstein Relays here last week, totaling 867 points in the total team scoring format utilized for the track and field meet. Hinton was second with 779, followed by Westwood 632, East Sac County 631, Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 626.50, Schaller-Crestland 623, Lawton-Bronson 579.50, Galva-Holstein 562, Charter Oak-Ute 420, River Valley 418, Remsen-Union 407, Woodbury Central 316, Whiting 309.50, West Monona 275.50, Kingsley-Pierson 262, Odebolt-Arthur 139, G-H JV 117.. ...
Emma Mae Trapp (04/09/07)
Emma Mae Trapp, 80, of rural Washta, died Monday, April 2, 2007, at 9:10 p.m. at her home following a short illness. Memorial services were held Friday, April 6 , at 11 a.m. at the Meadow Star United Methodist Church, rural Washta, with Pastor Bill Cotton officiating.
Frey and Bezoni/daughter (04/09/07)
Darrin Frey and Erica Bezoni of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Hayley Lynn Frey. Born on March 23, 2007 at 10:03 a.m. She weighed 3 lbs. and 1-1/2 oz. and measured 15 inches long. Grandparents are Marvin and Barb Frey of Cherokee and Mike and Pam Bezoni of Cherokee. Great-grandparents are Henry Phipps of Primghar and Jim and Karen Bezoni of Aurelia...
Trapp/daughter (04/09/07)
Casey and Shannon Trap of Washta are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter,Ruby Kay Trapp. Born on March 8, 2007 at 7:12 a.m., Ruby weighed 8 lbs. and 2 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Welcoming Ruby home was her sister, Emma Cecelia Trapp...
Cotton and Siepka/son (04/09/07)
Tony Cotton and Carrie Siepka, both from Cherokee, announce the birth of their son, Liam Malachi Siepka, born on March 31, 2007 at 8:37 p.m. Liam weighed 8 lbs. and 9 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Welcoming Liam home is one brother, Micah, and one sister, Serenity. Grandparents are Lou and Deb Siepka of Cherokee...
Delperdang -Wynia (04/09/07)
Steve Delperdang of Yankton, S.D. and Sharon Sands of Omaha, Neb. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Delperdang, to Grant Wynia, son of Mark and Nancy Wynia of Rock Valley. Erica is a 2001 graduate of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Community School, and is currently the manager of Top Notch Charms at the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls, S.D...
Gray Matter: Interesting new acquaintances (04/09/07)
Here are two more stories of fascinating people I met at Charter House, the Mayo-connected special care facility.  I hope you enjoy them. The first concerns a Jewish lady, a retired attorney from New York City. She told us that New York University  was the first to admit women in their Law School.  Ivy League institutions and others did so later.  She applied, and was the only female admitted to NYU's very first such class.  Her stories of how  she was treated in the "males-only" establishment and how she managed to succeed, were incredible.  She also regaled us with tales of growing up in Manhattan and of her impressions of the rest of the U.S, of which she'd seen very little until much later in life.  Ellie Kurz was an amazing woman whom I will never forget.. ...
Cook serves up a delicacy (04/09/07)
That raucous rattle you might be hearing is us, gleefully nodding our heads in agreement at the selection of J.C. Cook as Cherokee Citizen of The Year. Cook, a Cherokee attorney who co-chaired with Dr. Robert Martin the successful fund drive that produced the city's highly anticipated Bacon Aquatics Center and Gillette Park renovation project now nearing completion, went above and beyond the call of community service...
Let local boards decide (04/09/07)
State legislators are pushing for funding specifically for increasing teacher pay. A similar initiative some years back was gutted when the state's budget went through a massive downturn. The goal is worthy but perhaps the additional $35 million this year and $40 million the following year would best be simply given to school districts so the school boards can decide how best to use the money...