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Stories from Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Times Gone By (07/24/07)
100 years ago Editor of Times: The Fourth at Cody was somewhat after the pattern of Buffalo Bill's "Wild West show." It was out on a sandy prairie where the performers had acres at their disposal; sun, wind and dust had full sweep. The crowd cheered from start to finish, so it must have been good. ...
MMC Board makes financial decisions (07/24/07)
At Monday evening's July meeting, the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School Board discussed several projects to improve the school's facilities. Coach Al Vasher discussed with the board about the need to replace the lights on the baseball field as the arms holding the lights are wood and ready to collapse...
RV approves contracts (07/24/07)
The River Valley School Board approved several contracts at the Monday evening meeting held in Correctionville. The board approved a contract for Teena Dreckman as high school business teacher, technology coordinator, website manager, high school girls' track coach and honor society sponsor; Christa Carstens as second grade teacher; Sarah King as junior high volleyball coach and Matt Jenness as junior high football coach. ...
City to hold LOST vote (07/24/07)
The Cherokee City Council decided to keep street work as the specific designation for the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) that will be voted on Oct. 2. Voters in the city of Cherokee, the city of Quimby and the unincorporated portion of the county will all vote on an extension on the one-cent sales tax but there will be three separate designations for use of the funds...
Demolition in Aurelia (07/24/07)
The old community center in Aurelia came down this week to make room for a new community center. Photo by Ken Ross
Board calls for PPEL vote (07/24/07)
The Cherokee School Board approved a resolution to place a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy referendum on the September ballot. Because of the need for capital improvement projects, including extensive roof work, Superintendent John Chalstrom recommended that the 10-year ballot referendum be for a levy of 85 cents per $1,000 valuation rather than the present 50 cents. The state allows a maximum of $1.34 for PPEL...
2007 Cherokee Co. Fair Livestock Winners (07/24/07)
2 -- Ben Hueser 3 -- Mark Peters 4-H Swine Carcass Show Results 2007 Cherokee County Fair Results were determined by ultrasound analysis. Each exhibitor in the 4-H swine carcass contest receives a cash award presented by the Open Swine Show Committee and its sponsoring businesses and organizations...
Fair Talent Show winners announced (07/24/07)
A large, enthusiastic crowd cheered heartily for the 19 contestants participating in the Bill Riley Talent Show at the 2007 Cherokee County Fair Sunday afternoon. With 10 contestants in the Sprout Division (ages 2-12), and nine more in the Senior Division (ages 12-21), the 90-minute show displayed some great area talent...
School officials express optimism (07/24/07)
Cherokee School District officials expressed cautious optimisms that student enrollment could be up a bit in the fall, in contrast with sharp declines that have occurred over several years. Cherokee School Board members were informed on Monday that , so far, parents have indicated 85 children will be entering kindergarten when school starts. The graduating class in May had 81 students...
Braves win state opener (07/24/07)
Cherokee nicks Bondurant-Farrar 3-2 in thriller DES MOINES - It is often said in athletics that good teams find a way. So be it for the Cherokee Braves in first-round action at the Class 2A Iowa State Baseball Championships here Friday. They found a way to defeat a pesky Bondurant-Farrar team 3-2 and advance to the State Semifinals here at noon Thursday against North Fayette, West Union...
WHS drops 11-10 District game to M-NW (07/24/07)
BATTLE CREEK - Following a tough 11-10 loss to Manson-Northwest Webster in Class 2A District softball play here on Tuesday, Cherokee coach Tara Malausky said "Tonight was not our night defensively, but I give the girls credit- they fought and fought hard."...
Braves to state! (07/24/07)
2007 Cherokee Swim Team (07/24/07)
Robert Wheatley Ferrin (07/24/07)
Robert Wheatley Ferrin, 85, of Wilmington N.C., died on July 7, 2007 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Annapolis, Md. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Battleship North Carolina, PO Box 480 Wilmington, NC 28402-0480...
Thomas/daughter (07/24/07)
Pete and Morgan Thomas announce the birth of their daughter Jenna Lynn Thomas, born on July 18, 2007 at 12:12 p.m. Jenna weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and measured 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by sisters Shatanah, Lexi, and Albanien. Her grandparents are Gary and Jaclyn Westover of Correctionville and Lorrie Chase of Colorado...
Ramirez/Palma son (07/24/07)
Anaceli Ramirez and Jesus A Palma announce the birth of their son, Jesus Palma. Jesus was born July 13, 2007 at 11 p.m. He weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz., and measured 19 inches long. He is welcomed home by sister Yamilette. His grandparents are Ester Ramirez and Arturo Palma and Norma Barrazo from Mexico...
Pitts/Son (07/24/07)
Dan and Audrey Pitts would like to announce the birth of their son, Joseph Daniel Pitts. Joseph was born June 5, 2007 at St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City. Joseph is welcomed home by Katlyne Pitts. Grandparents are Jim and Nancy Nelson of Cherokee and Tim and Deb Pitts of Cleghorn. Great-grandparents are Don and Delores Todd of Quimby, Nellie Nelson of Cherokee, and Mable Nehring of Storm Lake...
Lewis/Hirschman/son (07/24/07)
Nate Lewis and Amy Hirschman of Cherokee would like to announce the birth of their son, Coy Bradley Lewis. Coy was born July 1, 2007 at 2:43 a.m. at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Coy weighed 7 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 21 inches long...
Graybill/Son (07/24/07)
Gaylen and Melanie Graybill of Cedar Rapids are proud to announce the birth of their son, Chase Alexander Graybill. Chase was born July 7,2007 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and measured 21 3/4 inches long. He is welcomed home by big brother, Tyler...
Regennitter/ Son (07/24/07)
Steven and Alecia Regennitter of Marcus announce the birth of their son, Reise Robert Regennitter, born on July 12, 2007 at 7:59 p.m. He weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Tim and Debbie Johnson of Cherokee, Kathy Trudel of Sioux City and Marry Regennitter of Odebolt...
Tabor/ Wittgraf (07/24/07)
George and Vicki Wittgraf are delighted to announce the marriage of their son, Jason Brownlee Wittgraff and Ann Marie Tabor on July 6, 2007 in a family ceremony at the Des Moines Botanical Center. Jason is a graduate of Ripon College and the University of Iowa College of Law. He is the Assistant City Attorney for the City of West Des Moines...
Slota/Conley (07/24/07)
The parents of Julia Slota and Tyson Conley are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their children. Julia is the daughter of Jerry and Judy Slota of Washta. She is a 2001 graduate of Washington High School. She completed her Associates Degree at Kirkwood Community College and then went on to AIB where she completed a degree in CART Services and Television Captioning. She is currently employed a by Media Captioning Services...
Cougill/Witzke (07/24/07)
Jennifer Cougill and Justin Witzke announce their engagement and plans for a Sept. 29, 2007 wedding. Jennifer is the daughter of David and Anita Cougill of Aurelia. Justin is the son of Larry and Julie Bloyer of Schaller. Justin is employed at VT Industries in Holstein as is Jennifer who is planning on attending ICCC in Storm Lake for nursing this fall...
Teaching valuable lessons (07/24/07)
Labor Secretary Elaine Chao angered many labor groups when she said that young Americans don't always make the best employees. Chao was making a larger point about how some companies turn to foreign workers for reasons that go beyond the fact that they'll work cheaper. She said that part of the problem is what has become of the American work ethic...
A Well-Deserved Honor (07/24/07)
President Bush presented the Congressional Gold Medal on Tuesday to agriculture scientist Norman Borlaug, whose work on high-yield, disease-resistant varieties of wheat is credited with starting the "Green revolution" and alleviating starvation in India and Pakistan in the 1960s...