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Stories from Thursday, August 23, 2007

A Family Tradition (08/23/07)
New veterinarians Dr. Dean Simonsen, his brother Dr. Doyle Simonsen and their mother Alma post in front of the campanile on the campus of Iowa State University on Commencement Day in 1940. This happy trio was unaware that many of their children and grandchildren would follow in the Cyclone tradition...
New Book Store has a name (08/23/07)
This sign in the window of the on-going restoration project on West Main Street indicates that owners Jay and Mollie Loughlin have selected a name for their new store - The Book Vine. Photo by Dan Whitney
Thomas art work published (08/23/07)
AMES - Brittany Thomas, a 2004 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School and a senior at Iowa State University majoring in Art History and English, was recently featured on the cover of "Sketch Magazine." "Sketch" is a publication that features student's work in writing, poetry, photography, and art. The magazine is available free of charge to the Iowa State community through funding provided by the Student Body Government. Since 1934, "Sketch" has published the creative works of ISU students...
Playground to be assembled (08/23/07)
The next phase of the Gillette Park Development is ready to proceed and the help of volunteers will play a big part. The 98-foot circular area just west of the aquatic center will be the home of the Erlandson Playscape -- an extensive collection of play equipment acquired through a donation from the Erlandson Foundation. ...
Vets honored (08/23/07)
Soldiers returning from the global war on terror were honored at the American Legion Hall in Cherokee on Thursday evening where a potluck dinner was held. Each received a certificate of appreciation. They are (left to right) Sgt. Todd A. Elemond, USMC; Sgt. Mike Leach, USMC; SFC Gerald Weiland, US Army; SPC Brian Skou, US Army; SPC Tyler Klotz, US Army; and SGT Michael Nelson, U.S. Army. Photo by KenRoss...
Three vie for two school board seats in Cherokee (08/23/07)
Three candidates will be on the ballot for the two seats up for election on the Cherokee School Board during the Sept. 11 election. Since all seats on the Cherokee School Board are at-large, the two candidates with the highest vote totals will win the election. Terms are for three years. There will also be a vote on the renewal of a Physical Plant and Equipment Levy on the ballot...
Westphal/daughter (08/23/07)
Nate and Kathleen Westphal of Aurelia announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Elaine, born on July 12, 2007 at 3:35 a.m. She weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz. and measured 20 inches. She is welcomed home by her big sister, Morgan. Grandparents are Rick and Pam Westphal of Larrabee and Doug and Wendy McMullen of Spencer...
Normington-Slay/daughter (08/23/07)
Jeremy and Abigail Normington-Slay of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Micah Elizabeth Normington-Slay, born on Aug. 12, 2007 at 8:20 a.m. She weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz. and measured 20.5 inches. She is welcomed home by brothers, Jonathan and Noah. Grandparents are John and Cindy Normington of Delavan, Wisc., Lamar and Cindy Slay of Dallas, Texas, and Butch and Marian Harper of Milwaukee, Wisc. Micah's baby dedication will be held at Heritage Bible Church in Cherokee...
Maddox,Kephart/son (08/23/07)
Jennifer Maddox and Christoper Kephart announce the birth of their son, Miles Dean Kephart, born on Aug. 10, 2007. He weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and measured 21 inches. He is welcomed home by big sister, Bella. Grandparents are Karen Kephart of Cherokee, Chuck and Laurie Maddox of Remsen, and Julie Alexander of Freeport, Ill...
Kirchner/Son (08/23/07)
Chris and Elaina Kirchner of Holstein announce the birth of their son, Samuel Dean, born on July 22, 2007 at 2:36 p.m. Samuel weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz. and measured 17 1/2 inches. He is welcomed home by brother, Isaac. Grandparents are Sandy Jepsen of Battle Creek, Randy and Shirley Kirchner of Quimby, and Virgil and Angela Powell of Sutherland...
Buenger/Daughter (08/23/07)
Jeremy and Kelly Buenger of Quimby are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madelyn Amanda Buenger, born on Aug. 11, 2007 at 11:48 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and measured 20 inches. Grandparents are David and Janelle Hibbing of Paullina and Girard and Lila Buenger of Cherokee...
Barrett/daughter (08/23/07)
Kenny and Rhonda Barrett of Cleghorn are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Kaitlyn Grace. Born on Aug. 12, 2007 at 12:50 a.m. at Cherokee Regional Medical Center, Kaitlyn weighed 5 lbs. and 5 oz. and measured 18 inches long. Grandparents are Kim and Frank Hedinger of Paullina, Garry Lange of Sutherland, and Ken and Kim Barrett of Cherokee...
From the Midway: Politics -- That's entertainment! (08/23/07)
There has been one subject I have been avoiding and that elephant in the room is politics. Yes, I know that's a dirty word but it's a subject that is always entertaining. In this divided country of red and blue states I guess that I fall some where in that middle gray area. I'm not red or blue but a nice shade of violet perhaps...
Getting what we pay for (08/23/07)
Americans are used to having the best, whether it be food, cars, electronic gadgets and even toys. We spend money when we have it (and even when we don't) on all things material and expect to get the best for our hard earned money. In the cutthroat realities of retail marketing, price more often than not wins out over service, selection and value. ...