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Stories from Monday, August 13, 2007

Times Gone By (08/13/07)
100 years ago The chipmunk is not usually considered much of a songbird, but according to Ernest Thompson Seton he is quite a success in a vocal role. In Manitoba the chipmunk comes above ground about the first or second week of April, says Mr. Seton in Success. ...
Projects Abound at Human Services Center (08/13/07)
Citizens Advisory Board members heard about several on-going and future projects at the Cherokee Human Resource Center, during the group's quarterly Citizen's Advisory Board meeting on Friday at the MHI. CCUSO Director of Operations Brad Wittrock and MHI Plant Operation Managers Mike Thompson and Jim Stowater briefed the Board on several remodeling and other maintenance projects in which they and their staffs are involved...
"Rock The Block' to benefit CFF (08/13/07)
Annual Cherokee dance party continues to grow Contributed by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation A quick drive through Cherokee county would be plenty to convince travelers that our area abounds with talented people. The streets of Cherokee itself are lined with charming stonework, floral displays and wonderful shops. ...
WHS Class of '77 (08/13/07)
On June 29 and June 30 the Class of '77 had their 30th class reunion. A potluck Bar-b-que was held at Spring Lake Park for classmates and their family members on June 29. On June 30 the Class enjoyed a catered meal that was served at The Gathering Place. Everyone enjoyed visiting and sharing their memories of high school...
Culver unveils E-85 fleet (08/13/07)
Iowa Corn CEO Craig Floss joined Governor Chet Culver, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Eugene T. Meyer, and Iowa State Patrol Colonel Robert O. Garrison to announce the first order of E-85-fueled Ford Crown Victoria patrol cars. On a hot and humid Iowa summer day, Governor Culver reaffirmed his commitment to growing biofuels in Iowa through the addition of iconic gold state trooper vehicles...
Soy Energy breaks ground for plant (08/13/07)
On Monday afternoon, August 6, the Soy Energy, LLC hosted a groundbreaking ceremony with several speakers addressing the crowd. Bob Engel, chairman of the board, introduced the board. Engel was pleased to state that when the plant is up and running, they will employ 24. The board is pleased to have 1,000 local investors to get the project become a reality. That in itself will allow the plant to bring back a higher return to the area's economy...
Culture of support training given (08/13/07)
Despite perceptions by many that people with disabilities require around-the-clock care, most only require a bit of support to live primarily independent lives. Last week, members from the Cherokee County Work Services (CCWS), Mid Step Services and the Pride Group inc. met at the Cherokee County Community Services offices for a training seminar...
Backpacks collected (08/13/07)
The Cherokee Rotary Club purchased 120 backpacks and filled them with school supplies to help out Cherokee County children in need. This is the second year of this effort and more than twice as many backpacks have been purchased and filled this year as last. They were recently delivered to Sara Lively (middle of front row, holding gray backpack with red and black trim) of Mid-Sioux Opportunity, the organization that identified the needy children and delivered the backpacks. Photo by Ken Ross...
Sanford hosts da Vinci inventions (08/13/07)
Most noted for priceless works of art, Leonardo da Vinci also conceived inventions far more advanced than anything that was attempted until centuries after his death in 1519. The IBM Corporation created 16 models of mechanical devices from da Vinci's drawings and this exhibit will be hosted by the Sanford Museum in Cherokee from Aug. 20 to Oct. 14...
Dog Daze celebrated in Aurelia (08/13/07)
An estimated 5 to 6 inches of very welcome rain fell over the weekend, causing the postponement of Aurelia's Dog Daze celebration on Saturday. However, the annual event was still held on the scheduled "rain date" of Sunday, and, with the exception of the "inflatables," which were not present in the park as hoped, the other activities were held as scheduled. The Heritage Bank served free popcorn and Maple Valley Hardware free lemonade...
Pool closed because of mud (08/13/07)
The Bacon Aquatic Center was closed on August 4th because of mud washing down into the pool from an exposed hill. Duane Mummert, park superintendent said Tuesday that the pool is expected to be opened by August 9th at the latest. He attributed the closing to fluke back-to-back storms that dumped four to five inches of rain in the area. The pool had to be drained and cleaned...
Marching on (08/13/07)
Kicking off the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life was the survivors' victory lap around Spring Lake Park. Teams of relay walkers spent 12 hours on Friday evening and Saturday morning walking around the lake.. Photo by Mike Leckband.
Braves Fan receives a gift from the team (08/13/07)
George Wilkie was a pitcher on his high school baseball team in Larrabee before World War Two. Following service in the Air Force from 1941-45, he returned to Larrabee, wed a Cherokee gal, the former Pat Campbell, in November 1948, and the couple farmed near Larrabee for many years...
Lakes, District honors for Braves (08/13/07)
Ege, Ruehle, Johnson, Jones are first-team picks Four Cherokee Braves earned first-team and one earned second-team All-Lakes Conference status for the 2007 season, a historic one for Cherokee as the Braves won the Lakes Conference title, and District and Substate championships on the way to the Class 2A State Championship...
Are you Ready for Some Football? (08/13/07)
Boothbys earn Lakes All-Academic (08/13/07)
Cherokee seniors Michael Boothby and Matthew Boothby have been named to the Lakes Conference All-Academic baseball team. To qualify, the players must be seniors and carry a 3.25 GPA or above. In addition, Michael Boothby was named All-Lakes Conference Baseball Honorable Mention. His name was not included in the original Lakes All-Conference news release...
Beverly Ann Schultz (08/13/07)
Beverly Ann Schultz, 77, died Aug. 8, 2007, at Absolute Nursing Home in Gasport, New York, following a lengthy illness with Alzheimer's. Beverly was born Jan. 9, 1930 in O'Brien County, the daughter of Ray and Alice (Fraser) Schultz. She attended and graduated from Peterson High School in 1948...
Ruth E. Petlon (08/13/07)
Ruth E. Petlon, 84, of Aurelia, died on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007, at 5 a.m. in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 11, at 11 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Pastor Larry Nilson officiating. Burial was in the Elk Township Cemetery, north of Alta...
Nixon/son (08/13/07)
Michael and Jennifer Nixon of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son Cooper Chadwick David Nixon. He was born on Aug. 3, 2007 at 10:55 a.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 lbs. and 4 oz. Welcoming Cooper home was his two brothers Zach and Derek...
Sennert/son (08/13/07)
Paul and Sara Sennert of Aurelia are pleased to announce the birth of their son Samuel Joseph Sennert. He was born on Aug. 1, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 lbs. and 6 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Welcoming Samuel home are his two brothers Judd and Aaron and his three sisters Crystal, Becky and Emily...
Putensen/son (08/13/07)
Joe and Rachel Putensen of Holstein are pleased to announce the birth of their son Jon Westley Putensen. He was born on Aug. 1, 2007 at 3:51 p.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 lbs. and 1 oz. and measured 20.6 inches long. Grandparents are Gary and Nancy Putensen of Mt. Pleasant, Ariz. and Steve and Rhonda Lincicum of Caulfield, Mo...
Brown/Christensen (08/13/07)
Brittany Rose Brown and Collin Scott Christensen, both of Cherokee announce their plans for their upcoming wedding on Sept 1, 2007 at 4 p.m. at St. Paul's Methodist Church. Brittany is the daughter of Doug and Janet Brown of Cherokee. She is a 2003 graduate from Washington High School and a BS degree in Human Sciences with a Major in Child and Family Services...
Fondroy/Tjelmeland (08/13/07)
Fred and Pat Fondroy of Cherokee are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mollie Lynn Fondroy to Robert Kirk Tjelmeland, son of Rick and Denise Tjelmeland of McCallsburg. Mollie is a 2003 graduate of Washington High School in Cherokee and is a Senior at Iowa State University in Ames majoring in Logistics...
Parker/Christoffer (08/13/07)
Robert and Peggy Parker of Cherokee are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kimberly Ann, to Daniel James Christoffer, son of Dave and Beth Christoffer of Lansing, Iowa. Kimberly is a 2002 graduate of Aurelia Community High School and a 2006 graduate of Morningside College with a BSN degree. Kim is currently employed as a Registered Nurse for Mayo Clinic's Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn...
Gray Matter: Cameron Kranig in the UK (08/13/07)
A few weeks ago I was looking for more stories about the younger generation's summer activities. Happily, I found this one, not about vacationing, but about working abroad. Cameron Kranig, MMC graduate, Class of '95, has just returned from England where he worked as a kiln technician at the Conoco-Phillips Refinery, in the North Sea village of Grimsby...
Ross Rambles: Unwarranted criticism (08/13/07)
Last month, two angry letters to the editor criticized the Cherokee County Fair Board for charging $150 per day plus electricity to the group responsible for bringing the traveling Vietnam Wall to Cherokee. The wall is a smaller sized replica of the original wall in Washington, D.C. and will be in Cherokee for five days, Sept. 13 through 17...
Stop blaming the farmers (08/13/07)
Corn is a whipping boy for those who blame farmers for the rising cost of food and federal budget deficits. In the agricultural community, however, we know farmers are price-takers, not price-makers. They accept an industry-wide standard, wholesale price for their finished product. ...
Bridge tragedy focuses need for priorities (08/13/07)
The collapse of a bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis last week has served as an overdue wake up call on the safety of our roads and bridges. The death toll from the collapse will more than likely grow as the collapsed portions of the bridge are removed and trapped vehicles are recovered...
Let's do it right (08/13/07)
Gov. Chet Culver and many state legislators proudly announced recently that fifty-two school districts will receive state funds next school year under a $60 million plan to make preschool programs available to most 4-year-olds in Iowa. Under the measure passed last session by the Legislature, the state will allocate $15 million for each of the next four years to boost preschool offerings. Other school districts may apply for funding in the remaining three years of the program...
It's time to improve veterans' care (08/13/07)
With U.S. military personnel engaged in the deadly strife of Iraq and Afghanistan, more and more wounded soldiers are returning to the U.S. in need of medical care and support. But the overwhelmed Department of Veterans Affairs has, in several well-publicized instances, failed to deliver, more out of bureaucratic red tape than a lack of competent medical resources...