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Stories from Thursday, August 9, 2007

New Christmas lights (08/09/07)
The Christmas street decorations used in Cherokee have served for more than two decades now, and it was decided two years ago that it was time to replace them, particularly since Cherokee had recently undergone a major downtown renovation. The problem was that the city didn't have the funds for the $25,000 project. ...
Participation in Heifer International encouraged (08/09/07)
The Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus has supported the efforts of Heifer International for several years now, under the guidance of Nancy Hier. Each year, Hier keeps adding more animal cut-outs to draw the attention of those passing by about their project...
"Hometown Guesthouse" is on its way (08/09/07)
Local investors have shown strong support for the motel to be built on Highway 3 at Marcus. Even before a Wednesday, Aug. 1 meeting at the Marcus Community Center, 21 percent of what was hoped to be raised through local investors, had been met. After the second meeting held in Cleghorn on Thursday evening, the board of the Hometown Guesthouse was confident their goal will easily be met...
IHSAA Board expands football playoffs to 32 teams (08/09/07)
CLEAR LAKE -- Iowa high school football playoff qualifiers will double in number effective with the 2008 season. The Iowa High School Athletic Association Board of Control voted to expand the football playoff field from 16 to 32 qualifiers in all classes during its monthly meeting Friday morning. The IHSAA has had 16 qualifiers in all 11-player classes since 1987...
Carlson, Drennan All-Lakes (08/09/07)
Dilla, Phipps earn Honorable Mention The Cherokee Washington High girls softball team landed two players on the All-Lakes Conference second team for the 2007 season, and two players received Honorable Mention. Sophomore first baseman Lynn Carlson and junior utility player Lacie Drennan earned second team All-Lakes honors, while senior infielder Kylie Dilla, and senior catcher Sam Phipps earned Honorable Mention...
Cherokee Swim Team awards (08/09/07)
The Cherokee Swim Team has completed its 2007 season, and recently presented awards to the swimmers (see accompanying photos)
Hockenson to Hershey track finals (08/09/07)
T. J. Hockenson, 10 year old son of Tod and Teri Hockenson of Cherokee has qualified for the National Hershey Track & Field Meet held in Hershey, Pennsylvania on August 3-5th. T. J. qualified as a North American Finalist with a softball throw of 143' 8.5" at the State Hershey Meet in Marshalltown in June. He is one of eight Iowa youth who qualified for the national meet...
Dennis Fritz (08/09/07)
Dennis Richard Fritz, 63, of Washta, Iowa, died on Tuesday, 31 July 2007 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Memorial services were held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Holstein, With Pastor Curtis Benson officiating. Burial was at the Holstein Cemetery. Visitation was held preceding the funeral from noon to 2 p.m. at the church. Barker Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Ostovic/son (08/09/07)
Eric and Christina Ostovic are pleased to announce the birth of their son Isaac Thomas Ostovic. Isaac was born on July 28, 2007 at 3:51 a.m. at the Spirit Lake Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs. and 15 oz. and measured 21.6 inches long. Welcoming Isaac home was his big sister Isabella...
Wetherell/Hill (08/09/07)
The parents of Stephanie Wetherell and Kevin Hill announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children. Stephanie is the daughter of Todd and Pam Wetherell of Cleghorn. Currently she is employed as a registered nurse at Cherokee Regional Medical Center...
Winding Roads: I got it--do you? (08/09/07)
What a week this has been for this country! I can only imagine the emotional turmoil that Minnesotans feel as they look at pictures of the bridge that dropped. Many have to drive across that bridge every day and to think it might have been them whose life was sacrificed due to the lack of proper maintenance...
A modest savings (08/09/07)
The annual Iowa sales tax holiday on clothing and footwear, as occurred on Friday and Saturday across the state, is a good thing to have. August is a particularly appropriate time for the event, since it is a time for purchasing back-to-school clothing...