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Stories from Monday, June 11, 2007

Quimby Class of 1957 reunion (06/11/07)
The Quimby High School Graduating class of 1957 will hold its 50th reunion on Friday, June 15 at the home of Marv McMurrin, 63318 Highway 59, Quimby. All friends and members of other Quimby High classes are invited to stop in during the evening to visit. The McMurrin home is 10 miles south of Cherokee on Highway 59...
Studebaker auction (06/11/07)
Feds drop Gary investigation (06/11/07)
The federal inspector general's office in Kansas City, Mo., has announced that it was dropping the investigation regarding Dr. Thomas Gary's attempted sale of the county's Medicare identification number for $1 to Careage Management. At a Cherokee County Board of Supervisors meeting last week, Robert Eps, a Medicare fraud investigator for a multi-state region, told the supervisors that an appointed county official would not have the authority to sell a federal identification number. ...
Burkhalter named BOH chairman (06/11/07)
On the first meeting of the Cherokee County Board of Health since the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors removed Dr. Thomas Gary from the BOH, the board named Dr. Ed Burkhalter as chairman. The action was taken on Tuesday as three members, Burkhalter, Elizabeth White and Butch Sleezer met in the boardroom of the courthouse. David Appleby was absent...
Aurelia girls beat Clay Central/Everly (06/11/07)
AURELIA -- The Aurelia girls took advantage of five Clay Central-Everly errors on their way to a 6-2 non-conference win over the visiting Mavericks team here on Thursday. Aurelia built a 5-0 lead after 4 innings, using good defense and great pitching to get there. The defense let down a bit in the top of the seventh, as CC-E scored their only two runs of the game then...
Aurelia girls lose close game (06/11/07)
FONDA - The Aurelia Bulldog softball team played one of its best games of the young season here Monday night, but still lost the Northwest Conference battle to Newell-Fonda by a 3-1 score. Aurelia was sparked by the young battery of Emily Rohlk and Courtney Bruce, who, in coach Jason Heeren's words, "kept a good hitting team off-balance. ...
8-0 Braves win two more (06/11/07)
2nd-ranked Cherokee hits Indians, Monarchs The second-ranked (Class 2A) Cherokee Braves baseball team unleashed the bats and ran its perfect record to 8-0 with two recent victories over quality foes, including a 15-6 come-from-behind win over Denison-Schleswig in Cherokee Tuesday night...
Baseball Braves stay perfect (06/11/07)
2nd-ranked Cherokee now 6-0 for season The beat goes on for Iowa's second-ranked Class 2A baseball team, the Cherokee Braves, as they rolled over four recent opponents to run their sparkling season mark to 6-0. The Braves won 11-3 at Le Mars last week, and then defeated Sheldon 6-4 here Friday night in Lakes Conference action, before dropping Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 16-6, and Sioux City East 7-5 to win a four-team Cherokee Tournament that also featured JSPC-Jefferson...
Aurelia Coach Lockin Named to Golf Hall (06/11/07)
The Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association named their Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and elected the 2008 members of their Hall of Fame in a recent meeting in Ankeny. Veteran Aurelia girls' golf coach John Lockin was named to the Coaches Hall of Fame. Lockin retired after the 2007 season after many years at the Bulldogs' helm...
'Sioux Valley Am' on tap (06/11/07)
Annual Cherokee golf tourney bigger and better Who knew that when the venerable Cherokee Golf & Country Club began an annual "county" golf tournament way back in 1934, that the Soux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Golf Tournament would turn into a Northwest Iowa Classic that draws accomplished golfers from throughout the Midwest and points beyond?...
Brian Lockin takes Aurelia Open (06/11/07)
AURELIA -- Seventy golfers competed in the Aurelia Men's Open golf tournament here over the weekend, and when it was over, Aurelia's Brian Lockin had captured the Championship Flight with a 27-hole score of 110. Lockin shot a 72 on his first 18, then finished with a 38 on the final nine. His total bested his former AHS Golf Coach Tom Bohnenkamp by three strokes, as Bohnenkamp shot a 74-39 (113) to capture second place. Tom James of Storm Lake shot 72-42 (114) for third...
Struck Strikes Out:Toughest part of this job is... (06/11/07)
All good things must end, they say. Autumn leaves must fall... Sigh. It was with deep regret and sadness a few weeks ago when I learned that Cherokee Washington High girls basketball and volleyball coach Curt Klaahsen was leaving Cherokee to accept a lucrative job offer in Mason City...
Susan Glouser (06/11/07)
Susan Glouser, 56, of Cherokee, died Saturday, June 2, 2007 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness.
Margaret J. Pierce (06/11/07)
Margaret J. Pierce, 82, of Sioux Rapids, a former long- time Peterson resident, died Friday, June 1, 2007 at the St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Funeral services were held Monday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the Peterson United Methodist Church in Peterson. Pastor Roger Maize and Pastor Charles Hall officiated. There was also an Eastern Star service at the Church on that date. Burial was at the Oakland Cemetery at Peterson...
Kenneth A. Woltman (06/11/07)
Kenneth A. Woltman, 88 of Rural Cherokee, died Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Larry Steemke (06/11/07)
Larry Steemke, 61, of Aurelia, died Friday, June 1, 2007, after suffering a stroke at his Aurelia farm the previous Monday night. Memorial services were held Tuesday June 5, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Harold Werley officiating...
Dean Behrens (06/11/07)
Dean Behrens, 46, of Westminster, Colo., formerly of Meriden, died June 2, 2007 in the Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colo. following his battle with brain cancer. Funeral services are being held today at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Westminster, Colo. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery with full military honors. Arrangements were made by Horan & McConaty Funeral Home of Thornton, Colo...
Gray Matter: A matter of perspective (06/11/07)
"I guess it all depends on your perspective," a friend remarked recently, with a sigh of resignation.  It was near the end of one of those weighty  state of the world conversations we all engage in now and then.  A few days later,  as I was sorting through some old stuff (of which I have quantities) I found a piece I'd written a good many years ago in which I'd made that exact statement.  This started me thinking. ...
A worthwhile effort (06/11/07)
Not that long ago, the idea of mayors getting together to talk about Iowa's future as an energy producer would have been considered laughably absurd. But nobody will be laughing as Iowa mayors gather for the Energy Futures Conference to be held June 15-16 in Des Moines. Although Iowa has no fossil fuels to speak of, it is increasingly expanding production of other types of energy, cleaner renewable energy...
Same day registration is unneeded (06/11/07)
Making the process of voting easier is a worthy goal but it shouldn't be pursued to the point that it results in the need for extra poll workers or results in voter fraud. During the last legislative session, the legislature approved same-day registration, to take effect Jan. 1. Some auditors say allowing people to register on election day will require more poll workers...
Who should consider military academies? (06/11/07)
Military academies provide a tremendous opportunity for students that are very strong academically, well-rounded and successful athletically. A student that is considering a military academy should begin the process no later than fall of the junior year in high school...