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Stories from Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Times Gone By (04/17/07)
100 years ago The Revival is in full swing. A full tabernacle greeted the Evangelists Sunday night and heard with much interest the opening song service and sermon. Mr. Lowry addressed himself to the clergy and church members speaking plainly his disapproval of questionable amusements, worldliness and hypocrisy of many in the churches. Mr. Lowry's sermon was strongly commended by many of the audience. He quotes and backs up his arguments with scripture...
More improvements for Marcus (04/17/07)
Monday night's Marcus Council meeting began with a public hearing on the opening of sealed bids on Mulder property located on North Main Street. Mayor Darrel Downs noted he was pleased to see two bids for the property. City Attorney Chuck Knudson opened the bids: Marcus Lumber bid $5,000 and Adam Frederes bid was $10,000. The Marcus Council voted to go with Frederes who is thought to be planning to erect a building on the said property that will benefit the town's tax roll...
Carnes named to Girls State (04/17/07)
Katie Carnes of rural Cherokee, daughter of Scott and Mary Carnes, has been chosen by Unit #398 of Quimby to attend the annual session of the Iowa American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, to be held June 17-22, 2007, on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames...
Careage Hills resident remembers service in Japan (04/17/07)
Ken Beckman celebrated his 80th birthday on March 7th, and the Minnesota native reminisced recently about his days in the United States Navy in World War II. Beckman was farming in southern Minnesota when he enlisted as a teenager. Following training at Great Lakes Naval Base in the Chicago area, he shipped out on the USS Pensacola, a heavy cruiser...
Zimmerman loves her "home" (04/17/07)
Many residents of a nursing home spend only a few years there. Rita Zimmerman has called the Cherokee Villa home for 12 years and thinks it is just the greatest spot. "After I had a heart attack, my kids decided that I should not live by myself. Also the doctor found out at that time I had diabetes and he told me the combination of both these health problems was not good. ...
Penney catalog store opens (04/17/07)
Framing Nook owners Dwight and Bonnie Varce have announced that they are now providing catalog services from the J.C. Penney Company at their business, located at 111 East Main Street in Cherokee. Shoppers may place orders at the Catalog Service Center, whose desk hours are Monday -Friday from 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Orders may also be placed by phone at 1-800-222-6161, or customers can shop online at jcp.com...
Public health choice to be made on 17th (04/17/07)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors (BOS) will make a decision on the primary contractor for public health services on April 17. The choice is between the board of supervisors itself or the Cherokee County Board of Health (BOH). The contractor will appoint a subcontractor or more than one subcontractor to provide services currently provided by the Cherokee County Public Health Nurse Office, an office that will no longer exist at the start of the next fiscal year on July 1...
Council to seek manager (04/17/07)
On a 3 to 1 vote, the Cherokee City Council decided to begin the process of seeking a city manager. Dwight Varce, the council member who asked that the matter be put on the agenda, said he was avoiding using the term administrator because of the city's experience with the last two administrators...
Aurelia Board approves budget, salary proposals (04/17/07)
AURELIA - The Aurelia School Board approved the proposed 2007-08 budget at a Budget Hearing on April 9th, prior to their regular monthly meeting. The total requirements for the budget will be $4.122 million, with a projected tax rate of $10.44 (down from $11.14 in FY 07). This budget includes expenditures for the new weight room, new boiler, lunchroom flooring, and a salary increase of 4 percent...
WHS girls tennis loses at SL (04/17/07)
SPIRIT LAKE - The vaunted Spirit Lake Park girls tennis squad shut out Cherokee 9-0 in the season-opening Lakes Conference match here on April 9th. In singles matches for Cherokee, Lynn Leonard dropped a 10-1 verdict to Marci Doerr at number one, Shannon Schroeder lost 10-0 to Jordi Gerking at two, Kristine Reeves fell 10-3 to Kassie Hein at three, Jessica Cedar lost 10-1 to Cassidy Clarity at four, Michelle McGarry lost 10-2 to Katie Delaney at five, and Julie Lundsgaard dropped a 10-1 decision to Kelsey Kremmin at six.. ...
MMC girls run at Unity (04/17/07)
ORANGE CITY - The Le Mars Gehlen Catholic girls finished first in Class B at the Knight Relays here on Monday, edging a good Sibley-Ocheydan squad, 141-125. Ric Collins' Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles scored 63 points in taking sixth place. The Eagles' effort was led by second-place finishes in the 4 x 200 meter relay and sprint medley. ...
A-W downs MMC golf teams (04/17/07)
AKRON - The host Akron-Westfield girls nicked Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 216-217, and the A-W boys defeated the MMC boys 173-177 in War Eagle Conference golf action here Monday. Low medal for the visiting Eagle girls were Katie Bauer 52, Lindy Pedersen 54, Erica Kunzweiler 55, and Caitlin Johnson 56. The Westerners' Klemme was medalist with a 51, and MMC's Bauer was runner-up medalist with her 52 score...
G-H boys win Kraai Relays (04/17/07)
Egger a triple winner for Pirates HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein boys stayed true to their school here on April 9th, winning the team title of the 2007 Russ Kraai Relays with 643.5 points in the total team scoring format. Laurens-Marathon was second with 596.5, followed by Aurelia 434.5, Sioux Central 419, Remsen-Union 416, West Monona 389, Newell-Fonda 385, Woodbury Central 367, River Valley 364.5, Storm Lake St. Mary's 220, Siouxland Community Christian 176...
Track Braves win at Le Mars (04/17/07)
Cherokee scores 54 relay points to nab Class A LE MARS - The talented Cherokee Braves track and field team captured the Class A title at the Le Mars Invitational here Monday night. The Braves tallied 123 points to win the crown, followed by Le Mars Gehlen 113, Lawton-Bronson 85, Alta 82, Remsen St. Mary's 58, Westwood 53, Hinton 27, and West Sioux 16...
Texas player Gough has local ties (04/17/07)
Benefit Hoops at Aurelia (04/17/07)
Mary E. Splittgerber (04/17/07)
Mary E. Dickerson-Splittgerber, 88, of Rochester, Minn. and former long time Larrabee area resident, died Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at the Sutherland Care Center following a short illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Larrabee United Methodist Church. Rev. Dennis Hopes will officiate. Burial will be in the Cedar Cemetery at Larrabee on a later date...
Roberta Rogge (04/17/07)
Roberta Rogge, 75, of Cherokee, died Tuesday April 10, 2006, at her home, following a lengthy illness. Services were held April 13 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee, Rev. Ray Hampton officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Township Cemetery in rural Meriden. The Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee, was in charge of arrangements...
Devota Lorraine Tipton Kintigh (04/17/07)
Devota Lorraine Tipton Kintigh, 91, of Geneseo, Illinois and formerly of Larrabee, died Thursday, April 5, 2007 at Hammond Henry Hospital Skilled Care Unit in Geneseo. Funeral services were held April 11 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Rev. Ray Hampton officiating. Burial was in the Cedar Cemetery at Larrabee...
Edwin Ernest Buckendahl (04/17/07)
Edwin Ernest Buckendahl, age 90, of Alta, died Thursday, April 5, 2007, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Storm Lake. Services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2007, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Storm Lake, with Rev. Bruce Lawler officiating. Burial was held at the St. Mary Cemetery, Storm Lake with Flag Presentation by the Amvets Post #66 of Storm Lake.Barker Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements...
Waterman and Chase/daughter (04/17/07)
Josh Watermand and Jamie Chase both of Cherokee are please to announce the birth of their daughter Addyson Rae Waterman. Born on April 5, 2007 she weighed 9 lbs. and 9 oz. and measured 22 inches long. Addyson has one sister, Alexis Marie Waterman. Grandparents are Connie and Jim Borders of Cherokee and Nancy and Matt Chase, also of Cherokee...
Prunty / Wallace (04/17/07)
Allison Ellene Prunty and Joseph Frederick Wallace were united in marriage on Oct. 28, 2006 at Saint Francis of Assisi Church in West Des Moines. Father Edward Hurley officiated. The bride is the daughter of Wayne and Sue Prunty of Cherokee. The groom is the son of Scott and Kathy Wallace of Woodbury, Minn...
Ross Rambles: On being like totally gnarly (04/17/07)
There are a few phrases I've been hearing lately that I don't understand, such as 'word', 'crib' and 'bee otch'. This poses the unacceptable danger of people perceiving me as not current in the popular vernacular of the day - uncool, to be more succinct...
Gray Matter: Simon says... IOWA! (04/17/07)
I recently met a realtor and his wife from Waverly.  It is a college town, not a whole lot larger than Cherokee, located in the scenic northeast corner of the state.  As we visited, the man began telling me about  his most famous client, the operatic bass-baritone, Simon Estes...
Basic Biittner: Humor (04/17/07)
The recent flap concerning a remark made by long-time radio talk guy Don Imus on his show has been the "topic of the week" in the news recently - almost, but not quite - pushing the paternity of A.N. Smith's baby out of the spotlight. I used to be a regular listener to "The I-Man," but stopped because I lost my AM radio source. ...
Seek prison alternatives (04/17/07)
Despite a population that has been nearly stagnant for the last two and a half decades in this state, the prison population has increased dramatically. The prison population increase has resulted from a combination of increased drug related crime and mandatroy minimum sentences...
Don't meddle with private schools (04/17/07)
The state Senate has recently passed a bill that attempts to meddle in the right of private schools to develop their own philosophy toward subject matter. The Senate has approved a bill that would prevent schools from teaching sex education lessons that are medically inaccurate,...
Keep it civil (04/17/07)
It is always an amazing aspect of human nature that people seem to feel that their opinions gain weight when expressed loudly or when accompanied by insults toward those with a differing point of view. Few of us can claim to be totally immune from an occasional loss of temper but most manage to keep within certain accepted boundaries of behavior in public places...