[Masthead] Partly Cloudy ~ 72°F  
High: 76°F ~ Low: 67°F
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Stories from Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Aurelia Community Center Update (06/27/07)
Plan needs modification to bring down costs AURELIA - The Aurelia City Council met Monday night, and the main items on their agenda dealt with the Community Center project. Bids on the construction of the new building were opened last week, and all four of the bids far exceeded the budget the city planned to spend on the project. ...
Soy Energy is a go (06/27/07)
The 11 board members of Soy Energy Biodiesel are absolutely delighted with how everything is coming together to make their hard work pay off. The actual building of the plant should begin within two weeks. All of the funding for this flexible front-end plant has been raised with 90 percent of those funds coming from Northwest Iowa...
Instructors, credits and more discussed at MMC (06/27/07)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School Board met with an extra busy agenda Monday evening, June 18th. The first order of business dealt with opening up a number of sealed bids on extra school equipment that was no longer needed which range from basketballs to kitchen and office equipment to mowers...
Times Gone By (06/27/07)
100 years ago At a little before 5 o'clock yesterday the fire bell and fire whistle sounded alarms but the fire demon was not to be contended with, but its chief enemy, water. The alarm was sounded to gather workers to rescue from the Little Sioux the body of a young man who while bathing was drawn beneath its swirling waters to rise no more...
Aurelia committee trims costs (06/27/07)
Won't change use of building, just the looks AURELIA - The building committee for the proposed new Aurelia Community Center met Wednesday morning with representatives from H and H Construction and Cannon, Moss, and Brygger and Associates to discuss ways of trimming the cost of the building. Mayor Jeff Bowen, Roger Redig, Dee Keith, Dar Evans, and Bill Smith were the other persons present at the meeting...
Cherokee school seeks to expand preschool (06/27/07)
With the announcement that Wee Blessings Preschool in Cherokee will not be operating next year, waiting lists have grown at Bright Beginnings, the Early Childhood Learning Center, and Head Start. Superintendent John Chalstrom informed the Cherokee School Board on Monday that the district will apply for a grant for expanding the number of students in preschool at the Webster building on Roosevelt Street. ...
Oz cast members learn to fly (06/27/07)
Several people in Cherokee have learned how to fly this week, and they were not taking piloting lessons at the airport. Chip Christensen, a "flying director" from "Flying By Foy," a Las Vegas, Nevada-based organization which instructs and provides flying appartus for theatrical productions around the world, was in town Monday and Tuesday, working with the cast and crew from the Cherokee Community Theater's production of "Wizard of Oz." Several characters "theatrically fly" in the production, which begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. ...
John Edwards visits Cherokee (06/27/07)
Promotes universal health care Wearing blue jeans and a blue work shirt, accompanied by his two youngest children, John Edwards projected an image of a family man from a blue-collar background as he visited Cherokee on Sunday, one of several stops during a two-day Iowa tour in Edwards' campaign to be nominated the Democratic candidate for President...
Aquatic center delay explained (06/27/07)
Over the weekend, engineers, construction crews and others were working to figure out why the filtration system at the newly completed Bacon Aquatic Center was not clearing the water. By a process of elimination, it was determined that construction material, primarily cement and masonry dust from the construction project was clogging the filtration system...
Tony Bohnenkamp opens business (06/27/07)
Former Aurelian Tony Bohnenkamp and his business partner, Sara Middleton, opened the Grand Piano Bistro in May. The restaurant/piano lounge is located at 506 East Grand in Des Moines. Photo submitted.
Independent Senior Living in Aurelia (06/27/07)
A few years ago, several members of the Aurelia community or their family members who lived in other communities expressed an interest in some type of Independent Living arrangement for Senior Citizens in Aurelia, possibly in collaboration with the community's retirement home, Sunset Knoll...
Possible water tower colors (06/27/07)
Here are previews of what some Cherokee water tower paint jobs might look like - Presented as a public service
Bulldog errors costly in 10-0 loss (06/27/07)
ALTA - The Aurelia Bulldogs suffered another 10-run, 5-inning loss, to their Northwest Conference rival Alta, in a game played here on Monday night. Junior Jared Bruce pitched well for the 'Dogs, striking out five and giving up no earned runs in four innings, but errors once again cost the 'Dogs...
G-H girls win tight ball game (06/27/07)
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein softball squad, which won an exciting 2-0 game on June 19th against River Valley, played - and won - another good game against a very fine opponent here the next night.. In this one, the Lady Pirates beat a very fine Ar-We-Va squad in extra innings, 2-1...
G-H Lady Pirates fall in 10 innings (06/27/07)
BATTLE CREEK - Galva-Holstein coach Scott Phelps said that his Lady Pirate squad and the Battle Creek-Ida Falcons played a "terrific game" against each other in Maple Valley Conference softball action at Battle Creek on July 14th. Unfortunately for the Lady Pirates , they came out on the short end of a 10-inning, 1-0 battle. Jaime Christensen did not walk a single batter, and struck out four, while surrendering only six hits in taking the tough loss for the hard-working G-HG club...
SOS girls continue to roll (06/27/07)
10-6 Wolverines win three road games The fast-improving South O'Brien softball club won three tough road games recently, clipping Remsen St. Mary's in Remsen 5-2, Granville Spalding in Granville 12-2, and Hinton in Hinton 6-4. Ashton Lansink led the Wolverines past St. ...
MMC baseball Eagles drop two games (06/27/07)
MMC baseball Eagles drop two games MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn baseball team played a tough Remsen St. Mary's team here on June 15th, and, after surrendering five runs in the first inning, "did a great job of settling down and making plays," said Eagle coach Al Vasher. Indeed, the five runs would be all the St. Mary's team would get, as MMC's defense did a good job, and pitcher Jacob Lehnhoff "pitched a great game," in Vasher's words...
Anderson wins Sioux Valley (06/27/07)
Pocahontas native nicks former champ Schultz 1-up J.D. Anderson, one of the top amateur golfers in Iowa, ventured onto the Cherokee Golf & Country Club for the first time last week and apparently liked what he found, as he strolled to the victory stand Sunday afternoon as champion of the 2007 Sioux Valley Men's Amateur Match-Play Tournament...
Struck Strikes Out: 50 ways to heave your putter (06/27/07)
For those of you crazy enough to play the crazy game of golf, I've got news for you - golf after age 50 can be one bittersweet pill to swallow because the peaks and valleys are lower, and the scores ain't. Please consider with me the good and bad ups and downs of Golf After Age 50:...
Simonsen/son (06/27/07)
Matt and Jenny Simonsen of Coralville are pleased to announce the birth of their son Charles Garth Simonsen. Born on May 15, 2007 at 1:19 p.m. in Iowa City at the University of Iowa Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. and 13 oz. and was 20 inches long. He was happily welcome home by his big sister Marilyn and his brothers Frankie and Andy...
Raveling/daughter (06/27/07)
Robert and Roxanne Raveling of Sioux City are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Audrey Emma Raveling. Born on June 3, 2007 at 6:02 p.m. She weighed 7 lbs. and 6 oz. and measured 18.6 inches long. Welcoming Audrey home was her big sister Isabele Raveling...
Todd/son (06/27/07)
Mary Kay & Kiley Todd of Sheldon are happy to announce the birth of a son, Carter Matthew, on June 8, 2007 at 7:08 p.m. at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center. He weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz. Carter is welcomed at home by his older sister, Morgan, age three. Maternal grandparents are Larry & Pat Schultes of Carroll. Paternal grandparents are Gail & Nancy Todd of Holstein. Great Grandmothers are Loretta Schultes of Templeton and Nellie Meyer of Sioux Rapids...
Veit/Walker (06/27/07)
Stephen and Nancy Veit of Cherokee announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Veit to Justin Walker, son of Larry and Jean Walker also of Cherokee. Julia is a Software Designer in Denver; Colo. Justin is an Industrial Engineering Graduate Student at Iowa State University. An August wedding is planned...
What are the choices? (06/27/07)
We had some fun showing choices on color selections for the north water tower in Cherokee. The photo page idea was conceived and executed by staff writer Mike Leckband. However, the only choices that are likely to be given serious consideration are white with black lettering or the Washington High School colors -- gold and black, most likely gold with black lettering...
A must attend event (06/27/07)
Every once in awhile, a community event comes along that will be remembered for decades to come, a source of blissful memories for those who attended and a source of regret for those who missed it. By all indications, the Cherokee Community Theatre production of the Wizard of Oz will be such an event...