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Stories from Monday, June 4, 2007

$6 million CRMC project under way (06/04/07)
Hospital to expand radiology, physical therapy areas An impressive $6 million construction project is under way for the Cherokee Regional Medical Center that will boost the hospital into the future as a comprehensive state-of-the-art medical health care facility...
Dr. Gary removed from Board of Health (06/04/07)
Federal fraud investigator contacted Citing multiple concerns, most recently and most seriously the sale of the county's Medicare identification number, the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors voted on Friday to terminate Dr. Thomas Gary from his position as chairman of the Cherokee County Board of Health...
MMC counselor earns state honor (06/04/07)
Renea Ogren has long had the trust and respect of students, parents and faculty in the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School District. It has been well known that during her 18 years as a school guidance counselor (10 years at MMC), Ogren has excelled at doing just what her job title indicates - providing guidance to young people on how to make the most of their school experience and how to best prepare themselves for what lies beyond high school...
Times Gone By (06/04/07)
100 years ago Monday nine mischievous youngsters were on the carpet before Justice Gillett to answer to very serious misdemeanors. Saturday they broke into the W. W. Roberts house, temporarily vacant but furnished, and ransacked the house thoroughly, appropriating small articles. ...
MMC fifth grader wins state honor (06/04/07)
Hunter Leavitt has won a first place honor in the Daughters of the American Revolution American History essay contest. The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn fifth grader, a student of Nancy Parrott, showed imagination, writing skills and a patriotic sense of American history in his essay written on this year's topic, which was the settlement of Jamestown...
MMC fourth graders camp out (06/04/07)
It is a tradition for Jan Brown's fourth grade class at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn to have a campout at Spring Lake Park in Cherokee. There were 18 students along with 13 adults who toured Thomas Mfg., hiked the walking path, enjoyed a program with Ginger Walker, gained information on a metal detector with Ron Brown,...
Lelia Whitney (06/04/07)
Lelia Whitney, 90, of Aurelia, died Monday, May 21, 2007, at the Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia, where she had resided for the last thirteen years. Funeral services were held at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating...
Frank D. Saxen (06/04/07)
Frank D. Saxen, 73, of Cherokee, died on Friday, May 25, 2007 in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa. Burial was held at the Sunset View Cemetery at Washta. There was military rites at the graveside. Visitation was held on Monday from...
Lawrence E. Hohbach (06/04/07)
Lawrence E. Hohbach, 87, of rural Marcus, died Thursday, May 23, 2007 at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 29 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus. Pastor Liz Pfeifle officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. There were also military rites at the gravesite by L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W...
Elaine Flanigan (06/04/07)
Elaine Flanigan, 50, of Cherokee, died suddenly Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, Cherokee. Services were held May 25, 2007 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrandofficiated. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee was in charge of arrangements...
Vaughn/daughter (06/04/07)
Jeffery and Greta Lundsgaard-Vaughn of Anamosa are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Ane Christine Vaughn. Born at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids at 4:10 a.m. on May 4, 2007, Ella weighed 9 lbs and measured 21 inches long at birth...
Trapp/son (06/04/07)
Kyle and Sheila Trapp of Washta are pleased to announce the birth of their son Gavin Hunter. Born on May 18, 2007, he weighed 8 lbs. and 2 oz. and measured 21 inches long at birth. Gavin was welcomed home by one brother, Garrett, and one sister, Alyssa...
Miller/son (06/04/07)
John and Teresa Miller of Aurelia are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Angus Wylda Miller. Born on May 14 at 3:04 p.m, he weighed 8 lbs. and 5 oz. and measured 20 inches long at birth. Welcoming Angus home are his four brothers, Gaylen, Ryan, Will and Conner...
Anderson/daughter (06/04/07)
Joel and Charity Anderson of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Elise Marguerite Anderson, born on May 14, 2007 at 7:42 a.m. Elise weighed 6 lbs and 3 oz. and measured 18 inches long at birth. Welcoming Elise home are her three big sisters, Lily, Grace and Ava...
Warden/Hyndman (06/04/07)
Ginna Warden and David Hyndman of Des Moines are please to announce their engagement and plans for an June 30, 2007 wedding. Ginna is the daughter of Gwendolyn and David Thompson on Cherokee. David is the son of Paul and Deb Hyndman of Cherokee. Jamie is a 2003 graduate of Washington High School and is currently working at Kohls in West Des Moines...
Kreisel/Bush (06/04/07)
Jennifer Kay Kreisel and Aaron Jacob Bush of Cedar Rapids, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on Aug. 18, 2007 at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aurelia. Jennifer is the daughter of Cynthia Leckband of Milford and Robert Kreisel of Bloomington Minn...
Gray Matter: Art and humor (06/04/07)
Here are a couple of humorous stories I thought you might enjoy. It so happens that I share my birthday with a second cousin, whose name is Roland Ginzel. We always considered that mutual birthday as something of a special bond. Recently we lost contact, but after some diligent searching, are back in touch. All of this triggered these amusing memories...
Ross Rambles: Second hand communication (06/04/07)
Anyone who has answered a phone at a business knows how frustrating it can be dealing with a person who needs to talk to someone who is unavailable. "Hello, how may I direct your call?" the unsuspecting person asks. "Did you know that your company's business practices are contributing to the moral decline of the planet and will likely have tragic and irreversible consequences?" the caller shouts into the phone...
Avoid scary promotions (06/04/07)
A recent promotion for Sheepskins Collective Apparel in Des Moines led to an evacuation and closing of a downtown street. The panic is similar (although on a lesser scale) to that in January caused by several electronic light boards distributed around Boston. The battery powered light boards distributed in Boston and nine other major cities promoted a comedy TV series...
Leave the wood at home (06/04/07)
Invasive tree killing species of insects might travel as many as 40 miles a year by natural migration but by hitching a ride with campers, they can travel across the continent in a single year. Many campers bring firewood with them when they camp. The U.S. Forest Service and state forestry agencies around the country say transporting firewood lets tree-killing insects hitch a ride into the woods, contributing to billions of dollars in damage and needless work each year...