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Stories from Monday, April 23, 2007

Cherokee and Aurelia have positive meeting (04/23/07)
Both John Chalstrom, superintendent of the Cherokee School District, and Tom Vint, superintendent of the Aurelia School District, described the April 13th meeting of school board members and administrators from the two districts as "positive." The visitors from Aurelia arrived Friday morning at the Washington High School library and went on a tour of the school buildings, winding up with lunch at the Cherokee Middle School...
Five generations in Cherokee (04/23/07)
Parker James Erickson was born to Stephanie Gravenish and Kenneth Erickson at 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 15, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. The birth of the 7 pound, 13 ounce, 20 inch-long boy increased the number of living generations of the Cherokee Erickson family to five...
Active shooter program planned (04/23/07)
Even before the shooting rampage in Virginia on Monday, a plan was approved to train area law enforcement officers to deal with such a situation. Aimee Barritt, county emergency management coordinator, told the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday that earlier this month, the 16-county Region 3 Homeland Security Board approved training to deal with an "active shooter."...
Cuts finalized at MMC (04/23/07)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School board was bombarded with last minute pleas not to reduce the early educational staff in the primary building at Monday night's board meeting. Kathy Jochims, a social worker employed with the local AEA, discussed the various problems regular classroom teachers are facing today as many students require strong medications to get them through their day...
Eugene C. Kahl (04/23/07)
Eugene C. Kahl, 84, West Des Moines , former rural Holstein resident, died on Saturday, April 14 2007 at the Hospice of the Valley in Glendale, Arizona. Funeral Services were held Friday, April 20. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, rural Cherokee. Pastor Linton Lundeen officiated. Burial was in the Good Hope Cemetery...
Wyman James Leinbaugh (04/23/07)
Wyman James Leinbaugh, 86, of Holstein died onThursday, April 12, 2007 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday April 17, 2007 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Holstein, with Reverend David Hemann officiating. Burial was at the Calvary Cemetery, Holstein. Visitation was held at OLCG Church from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday with a vigil services at 7 p.m...
Hoefling/Bensen (04/23/07)
Rod Hoefling and Krista Bensen of Odebolt are pleased to announce the birth of their son Ashton Alan Hoefling. Born on February 22, 2007 he weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. Welcoming Ashton home is one brother Dillon and three sisters Hope, Olivia and Victoria...
Gray Matter: Memories, ah memories... (04/23/07)
Not long ago, I was with a couple of my sons when we happened to meet  old friends of theirs who were back in town for a visit.  It was great seeing them after so many years.   At first there was animated conversation, catching up on each other's current situations,  but it wasn't long until the talk turned to those "remember when" accounts, inevitable when old high school buddies meet.  It's at this point  that I feel compelled to warn those of my readers who, like me, have adult offspring...
An unusual partnership (04/23/07)
It is impossible to guess what kind of partnerships will be formed to create environmental improvements. The Iowa chapter of Pheasants Forever and the Iowa Pork Producers Association announced a new partnership this week. Pheasants will be getting help this year from hog farmers who are promising to provide more habitat for the game birds and take part in new clean water efforts...