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Stories from Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Times Gone By (04/24/07)
100 years ago Ground was broken Tuesday morning by the Catholics on their property on Piety Hill for the erection of a new church. The building will stand to the west of the priest's house and will be a handsome building. It will be 52x116 feet. It is expected the new church will be ready for occupancy by fall...
Supervisors choose CRMC (04/24/07)
There was no formal motion nor a vote, but Ron Wetherell, chairman of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors (BOS), informed those gathered April 17th in the board room, that the supervisors will be the primary contractor for health care services and that the Cherokee Regional Medical Center (CRMC) will be the subcontractor for health care services that the county has direct control over designating...
SOS golf teams sweep MMC (04/24/07)
MARCUS - The South O'Brien golf teams swept both boys and girls competitions with Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here Tuesday, the Wolverines boys winning 156-167, and the SOS girls claiming a 218-264 victory. Nic Steffens of SOS was medalist in the boys match, carding a 34. His teammate Heath Brown was runner-up medalist with a 39. Other low scores for the winners were Kyle Petrich 40, and Matt Cole 43. Also scoring for SOS were Andrew Petterson 45, and Jason Van Engen 48...
MMC girls 4th in strong Poky invite (04/24/07)
POCAHONTAS - The Marcus Girls' Track squad finished fourth in a strong field at the Pocahontas Track & Field Invitational here on Tuesday. Sioux Central won team honors with 169 points, and St. Edmond's, Ft. Dodge was second, with 130 points.Laurens-Marathon placed third with 98 points, edging the Eagles, who tallied 88. Prairie Valley, with 83 points, and Graettinger-Terril, with 15, completed the field...
Bulldogs do well at Alta Co-Ed (04/24/07)
Jared Bruce sets record in 3200 meters ALTA - It was a pretty nice day for a track meet here on April 17th, weather-wise, and it also turned out to be a nice day, performance-wise, for the Aurelia track teams, as they competed at the Alta Co-Ed Relays...
Eagles handle Rockets (04/24/07)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High golf squads swept both the boys and girls matches from visiting Remsen-Union here April 13th, the boys carding a 168 to R-U's 183, and the Eagle girls winning 223-230. In the boys match, Marty McManus of the Rockets was medalist with a 38, while MMc's Tim Holmes was runner-up medalist with a 39. Other top scores for the Eagles were Chad Alesch 41, Jordan Petersen 43, and Luke Dreckman 45...
MMC 3rd at Hinton (04/24/07)
HINTON - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls finished a strong third place in the Class B division of the Hinton Track & Field Invitational here April 13. Le Mars Gehlen won the team title with 144 points, followed by Remsen St. Mary's 67, MMC 51, Woodbury Central 49, Galva-Holstein 48, River Valley 45, Kingsley-Pierson 43, Granville Spalding 24, and Remsen-Union 23...
Aurelia, O-A tie in golf triangular (04/24/07)
AURELIA - Aurelia and Odebolt-Arthur tied for the team title of a recent boys golf triangular here, each carding a 175, while Wall Lake View-Auburn totaled a 177. Steven Aschinger of WLVA was medalist with a 35, and Aurelia's Jarrett Heubrock was runner-up with a 40. Other low medal for the host Bulldogs were Nick Felten 42, Greg Kolpin 45, and Ross Fitzgerald 48. Matt Todd scored 50, and Nick Hirschman 53 for Aurelia...
Track Braves win another one (04/24/07)
Cherokee boys now 4-0 in meets this season ORANGE CITY - The quality, fast-improving Cherokee Braves track and field squad racked up four firsts and an impressive seven runners-up on their way to the team title of the Unity Christian Knight Relays in Orange City Monday April 16th....
8th track boys compete in Carroll (04/24/07)
CARROLL - The Cherokee Middle School 8th-grade boys track and field squad notched two runner-up finishes and two third-place finishes at a triangular also featuring Carroll and Denison here recently. The CMS sprint medley relay was second in 2:01.56 with Seth Mahnke, Curtis Ege, Kristian Freed, and Derek Woltman aboard; and the 4x100 relay unit of Mahnke, Freed, Woltman, and Brock Dagel was second in 54.93...
CMS boys and girls compete at Carroll (04/24/07)
CARROLL - The Cherokee 7th-grade girls track and field team tallied five firsts and 35 team points at the Carroll Relays here on April 17th, also featuring winner Denison-Schleswig (67 points) and Carroll (53). Clare Tuttle was a triple winner for the Cherokee Middle School club, winning the long jump with a 12-10 1/2 leap, the 7-flight hurdles in a time of 14.83, and the 200-meter hurdles in a time of 34.50. Taylor Woods also snagged a first-place finish with a 26-5 heave in the shot put...
Eugene C. Kahl (04/24/07)
Eugene C. Kahl, 84, of West Des Moines, and former long time rural Holstein resident, died on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at the Hospice of the Valley in Glendale, Ariz. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 20, at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, rural Cherokee. Pastor Linton Lundeen of West Des Moines will officiate. Burial will be in the Good Hope Cemetery, rural Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at 12:45 p.m. at the Church on Friday...
Rhea and Schroeder/son (04/24/07)
Jeremy Rhea and Maegan Schroeder of Marcus are pleased to announce the birth of their son Kieler Michael Rhea. Born on April 11, 2007 at 7:57 p.m. He weighed 8 lbs. and 6 1/2 oz. and measured 21 1/2 inches long. Welcoming Kieler home are his two big sisters Kapriece Rhea and Kyah Rhea...
Erickson and Gravenish/son (04/24/07)
Jimmy Erickson and Stephanie Gravenish of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son Parker James Erickson. Born on April 15, 2007 at 2:24 a.m., Parker weighed 7 lbs. and 13 oz., and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Alan and Patty Boyer and Karen and Dale Gravenish and Dan and April Erickson, all of Cherokee...
Schwanz/son (04/24/07)
Matthew and Rosemarie Schwanz of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son Peyton Ryan Schwanz. Born on April 9, 2007 at 1:20 p.m. he weighed 8 lbs. and 13 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Welcoming Peyton home was his two brothers Tyler and Brandon...
Ross Rambles: A violent history (04/24/07)
The killing rampage at the Virginia Polytech Institute on Monday, in which 32 people were killed with handguns by a student before the student killed himself, is called the worst school mass murder in "modern U.S. history." The qualification results from the fact that the record remains from a school bombing on May 18, 1927, in which 45 people were killed. That incident involved a man who killed his wife and burned his farm before blowing up a school and himself in Bath, Mich...
Basic Biittner: Great fiction, and that's a fact! (04/24/07)
I don't read a lot of fiction, sticking mostly to biographies and other sports or entertainment titles. When I do read fiction, however, I have tended to go "whole hog," finding an author whose work I like, and proceeding to read several books by that author. ...
Telemarketing still goes on (04/24/07)
Those who have gotten on no-call lists are often surprised by the number of exceptions that are exempt from laws restricting telemarketers. First amendment protections apply to seekers of public office who can make mass calls promoting their campaign. Of course they do not make these calls personally, although the recordings are made to give that impression...