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Stories from Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Cushing History Book (09/11/07)
There is still time to get your material in for the Cushing History book. Don't be left out! Write your own history, encourage your children and friends to get their history in. Write a history for deceased family members and sign it submitted by… Remember there is no charge for you history and picture, your service picture and story, your special memories and etc. ...
County approves software purchase (09/11/07)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of $8,000 worth of computer software for the county attorney's office, with 80 percent of the cost to be paid for by a federal grant. Ryan Kolpin, county attorney, urged the supervisors to act quickly on the matter since the deadline for receiving the supporting grant money is Sept. 30...
Jean Miller Honored for Dedicated Service (09/11/07)
Jean Miller, a charter member of the Ecumenical Institute, was recently recognized by the EI Board of Directors for her many years of dedicated service as secretary of the group. Shown with Jean are Fr. Gene Sitzmann, EI founder and board member and Karen Borchers, EI Executive Director. Photo submitted...
David Klee releases CDs Saturday (09/11/07)
Cherokee's David Klee, Associate Professor of Music at Buena Vista University, has recorded a new CD of original music, "Winds of Time," and performed a few of the 12 tracks on the CD at the official release party at the Gathering Place on Saturday evening Sept. 8.
Northey recognizes local "Century Farms" (09/11/07)
DES MOINES --Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recognized Century Farm families during a ceremony at the State Fair. To qualify, a family must have owned their farmstead for 100 year or more. "It was a special privilege to honor these farms, which represent the rich legacy of Iowa Agriculture," Northey stated. "Each farm is separate example of the persistence, stewardship, hard work, patience and devotion needed to make a farm work."...
Grand Meadow hosts 31st Festival (09/11/07)
If the revved-up pace of life in the fast lane has been leaving you addle-pated lately, take a pause for the cause Sept. 8 and 9 and come on out to the Grand Meadow Heritage Center and take a leisurely nostalgic stroll down the memory lane of yesteryear...
Eagles run at Sibley-Ocheydan (09/11/07)
SIBLEY - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles cross-country team ran in very warm weather here on Tuesday Sept. 4, and ran some good races in spite of the heat. Freshman Jay Welp "ran strong up front," said Eagle coach Ric Collins, and wound up taking a first place medal in the vunior varsity boys race, in a time of 18:33. ...
MMC girls drop volleyball matches (09/11/07)
Eagles lose several close games in early season The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn volleyball team, struggling to put together all facets of the game in the same match, dropped three matches at the Galva-Holstein Tournament Saturday, and then lost a hotly-contested 3-2 verdict to Remsen St. Mary's in Marcus Tuesday night after winning the first two games...
Aurelia girls fall to Newell-Fonda (09/11/07)
NEWELL - The Aurelia Bulldogs are still looking for their first volleyball win after a 3-0 loss to Northwest Conference foe Newell-Fonda here on Sept. 4th. Game scores for the match were 25-13, 25-14, 25-12, as Aurelia is still seeking to win a game, following three season-opening sweeps...
WHS girls 2nd at VB invite (09/11/07)
Cherokee charts 5-1 mark at S.C. West SIOUX CITY - The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team had another superb outing here Saturday, claiming second place with a 5-1 record at the Sioux City West Invitational. Cherokee lost 21-12, 21-8 to undefeated and ranked Sioux Center in the championship match here, after beating five conseuctive foes to make the title match...
Rated Spencer drops Braves, 35-20 (09/11/07)
Cherokee's explosive offense sputters in opener The fifth-rated Class 3A Spencer Tigers bookended a pair of touchdowns in the first and fourth quarters and went on to subdue a sputtering 2A Cherokee team 35-20 in a non-district football season opener here Friday night...
Eagle XC runners 2nd at Okoboji (09/11/07)
MILFORD - A young Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles cross country team placed second in an 11-team JV boys' field in a meet at Milford Thursday. Ninth grader Jay Welp led the way, posting a great 18:56 time, the best time among all JV runners. Sophomores Tyler Brady (21:40, 8th place) and Tyrel Godberson (22:08, 10th) also medaled, while Ben Mayer (24:23, 24th) and David Peters (28:08, 36th) helped the team to their second place team showing...
South O'Brien loses 3 matches (09/11/07)
SPENCER - The South O'Brien Lady Wolverines played against a tough field at the Spencer Early Bird Tournament Saturday, and were not able to win any of their three matches. Coach Denise Erdmann, however, said that "overall, I'm pleased with a lot of things we did...we had some long rallies with some tough teams. It was good for us to experience this type of play and learn from it. Our serving was outstanding."...
SOS girls win tight match (09/11/07)
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien Wolverines got their season off to a good start with an exciting 3-1 War Eagle Conference win over the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles in volleyball action here last week. The Wolverines won by game scores of 26-24, 21-25, 25-19, and 25-18...
Wolverines' comeback tops MMC (09/11/07)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles piled up 251 yards of total offense to their opponents' 115 in Friday night football action at Marcus, and also topped that opponent, River Valley, in first downs, by a 14-4 count. As "they" always say, though, the only stat that counts is the final score, and in that department, the Wolverines scored two fourth quarter touchdowns, including one on a 75-yard pass from Zach Hullinger to Tyrel McCrea, to take a hard-earned victory in what River Valley Coach Kent Bass termed a "very hard-hitting football game.". ...
Bulldogs lose to Clay Central-Everly (09/11/07)
AURELIA- The inexperienced Aurelia volleyball squad's record fell to 0-2 after they suffered another non-conference loss here on Thursday night, falling to the Clay Central-Everly Mavericks by game scores of 10-25, 20-25, 9-25. Bulldog coach Tim Ireland said he felt his team had a "much better night" than they did in their season-opening match Tuesday against River Valley...
Bowen is medalist at NWC Invitational (09/11/07)
ORANGE CITY - Morningside College's Jenny Bowen, a sophomore from Aurelia, carded a five-over par 77 to clam individual medalist honors when the Mustangs opened the women's golf season at the Northwestern College Lady Red Raider Invitational on Aug. 31, at Orange City...
Mary Beck Doupe (09/11/07)
Mary Beck Doupe, 100, of Cherokee, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007 at 10:58 p.m. at Careage Hills in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 7, at 10:30, at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Ray Kruger will officiate and burial will be in the Afton Township Cemetery, rural Cherokee. ...
Marie Bortscheller (09/11/07)
Marie Bortscheller, 89, of Remsen, died on Sept. 2, 2007 at her home in Remsen. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, 2007 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. Rev. Timothy Johnson will officiate, along with Rev. William McCarthy and assisted by Deacon LeRoy Rupp. ...
Duane W. Matzdorff (09/11/07)
Duane W. Matzdorff, 73, of Loveland, Colo. died on Aug. 10, 2007 at the Medical Center of the Rockies. A memorial service was held on Aug. 15 at the Zion Lutheran Church. At the family's request there was no viewing. A Private graveside services was held at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Fort Collins. Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Foundation in care of Viegut Funeral Home...
Irene G. Henning (09/11/07)
Irene G. Henning, 88, of Eldora, died from natural causes on Aug. 28, 2007, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. Irene was born Feb. 14, 1919 in Newark, England, daughter of James W. and Lilian M. (Jeal) Shaw. She graduated from high school in Newark and then attended business school for two years...
Sevenson/Paltz (09/11/07)
Jill Stevenson and Denny Paltz of Cherokee announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Jill is the daughter of Kathy and curt Thacker of Bonner Springs, Kan. And Jim and Lorri Stevenson of Quimby. Jill is a 1996 graduate of Willow High School in Quimby. She is employed at Country Side Estates in Cherokee...
Chapman/Winkowski (09/11/07)
Lisa Marie Chapman and J. Vincent Winkowski of Ames are happy to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Lisa's parents are Blair and Eileen Chapman of Cherokee. She is a 2002 graduate of Washington High School in Cherokee and a 2006 graduate of Iowa State University. Lisa is a Clinical Research Associate with NewLink Genetics in Ames...
Gray Matter: Family history (09/11/07)
As you've no doubt gathered, I love to compile and preserve family stories. My kids have all been exposed to my ramblings, but like most youngsters, they paid little heed. As grownups, some have become intensely interested with one son just recently starting to take notice. His questions, coupled with looking at the old family picture which is included in the Marcus Historical Society Card Deck, started me thinking...
Basic Biittner: "Overqualified" for President? (09/11/07)
I cannot, and will not, endorse any Presidential candidate, nor will this newspaper. However, here's something to ponder. I normally tune out political ads, especially after the point where they seem to run continually. However, an ad which was an early arrival in the advertising for the 2008 Presidential election - which is still more than 14 months away, by the way- caught my eye as a truly clever bit...
Living in a fishbowl (09/11/07)
Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson's supported keeping Iowa and New Hampshire early in the selection process. We agree and appreciate his position but he might have overdone his justification for that position by invoking God's will. "Iowa scrutinizes candidates through a grassroots state. They are very good at winnowing down candidates," he said. "They don't listen to national polls. Iowa voters are very independent and issue-oriented."...
Pit bulls shouldn't exist (09/11/07)
At a Labor Day parade in Des Moines, three people were injured, including two who had to be hospitalized, as the result of an attack by a pit bull. Ironically, the two who were hospitalized were the dog's handler and his 18-year-old niece. The Associated Press report of the incident did not clarify what was meant by use of the term "handler" rather than "owner." The report stated that the attack was prompted by an assault on the handler by another man and that the dog then became confused, attacking the handler and his niece.. ...