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Stories from Thursday, September 27, 2007

Class of 1952 reunion (09/27/07)
On Sept 1 the Cherokee Class of 1952 held their class reunion. pictured are (left to right): front row - Marilyn Peck Storbeck, Lawrence Kjorness, Rodney Maffin, Elaine Angnos Dimitroff, Barbara Kahl Kjornes, Carolyn Reed Ryan, Viola Sleeper Wisniewski, Esther Wallace Nelson, Della Clark Rupp...
Cushing material wanted (09/27/07)
Needed farm histories and century farm histories for Cushing 125th History book. The deadline has been extended to Oct. 1 and any family histories and pictures are still wanted. Send them to Lavonne Volkert, 406 Valley Street, Cushing IA 51018, or drop off at Heritage bank in Cushing or Anfinson Farm Store in Cushing. You can also email them to Lana Lundt, lmklundt@schallertel.net...
2007 WHS Homecoming Coronation (09/27/07)
St. Paul United Methodist has a new minister (09/27/07)
Rev. Magrey R. deVega, a lifelong Floridian, left the sunny clime to minister to the congregation at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Though his first Sunday service was July 1 this year, Rev. deVega noted that when he and his wife Jessica first visited Cherokee a few months ago, the temperature here was - 9 degrees. So he is very aware that the winters here in his new home are just a tad cooler than he's used to...
Times Gone By (09/27/07)
100 years ago Friday morning a sad accident occurred at the Thos. Timmons home east of Cherokee. His year old son was playing in the yard and while the mother's attention was diverted from him for a few minutes he fell head first into a pail of water. ...
School Board hears about school safety (09/27/07)
Carnes named RV Board president (09/27/07)
The River Valley School Board voted Scott Carnes as the president of the Board and Terry Jensen as vice president following the swearing- in of newly elected board members Kirk Utesch and Kim Norris on Monday evening Sept. 17. Mary Todd was honored for her six years of service on the board...
MMC targets morale improvement (09/27/07)
During an early meeting on Mon. Sept. 17th, improving morale of citizens in the District was cited as one of the goals of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School Board under the leadership of Board President Rachel Holmes. The board members had scheduled a thorough discussion of where they would like to see some improvements...
Marcus city officials discuss plans (09/27/07)
At the close of Marcus Council meeting Monday night, Mayor Darrell Downs announced that he would seek one more term as mayor. Downs had been contemplating not running but he also recognized that he had a couple of items that he would like to see completed...
Banner year for Schmillen Show Lambs (09/27/07)
Kyle Schmillen, the son of Ron and Darlene Schmillen,was born and raised in rural Marcus, and by the time he was born in 1975, he estimates that Ron had been in the business of raising purebread Suffolk sheep for 15- 20 years. Kyle worked with the sheep during his high school years, and the flock was converted into market or "club" lambs over the last 15 years or so. Kyle graduated from Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn in 1994 and went on to earn a degree in Ag Business from Iowa Lakes Community College...
Aurelia Board to "Report to the Community" (09/27/07)
One of the main items on the agenda at Monday's Aurelia School Board meeting was to set up a time, place, and agenda for a "Report to the Community" meeting. At this planned meeting, the Board will report on budget concerns; explain the different funds available to the Board, and how each fund may be used; discuss how enrollment affects the amount of money a school is allotted; talk about the positives of the Aurelia School District and summarize talks the Board has had with neighboring Districts regarding sharing.. ...
Train/pickup accidents discussed (09/27/07)
"It is a wonder no one got killed," was a repeated comment by members of the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday as they viewed three pictures of demolished pickups, one each from the three collisions this year at the same railroad crossing of F Avenue near the ethanol plant...
Cherokee XC runs at Sheldon (09/27/07)
SHELDON - Competing without its lead runner, the Cherokee Braves cross country team battled tough competition and hot, windy weather at Thursday's Sheldon Invitational here. Deep and talented Spirit Lake Park won the boys team title with 46 points, followed by Spencer 75, Hull Western Christian 95, MOC-Floyd Valley 108, Orange City Unity Christian 108, Storm Lake 151, Le Mars 156, Sheldon 163, and Cherokee 257...
Jones, Campbell chase records (09/27/07)
Cherokee football duo on track for history By The IHSAA Cherokee's Tyler Jones, Keokuk's James Vandenberg, and Marshalltown's Tyler Peschong are soon to share a slice of Iowa football history, as the three quarterbacks continue to change the state's career passing charts...
Braves slam Generals, 44-6 (09/27/07)
Jones completes 20-29 passes for five TDs By Paul Struck Editor The Cherokee Braves, rated in the top 10 at the beginning of the season and then faltering against some quality early-season opponents on the way to a 1-2 record, showed their vast potential with a resounding 44-6 Homecoming victory over Class 2A District I foe Sibley-Ocheyedan here Friday...
Galva-Holstein sweeps Westwood (09/27/07)
SLOAN - The Galva-Holstein Lady Pirates traveled to Sloan on Sept. 20 for a Maple Valley Conference match with Westwood, and swept the Rebels 25-21, 25-16, 26-24, improving their overall mark to 13-4 and their conference record to 8-1. The Lady Pirates served at a 96.2% clip, with seven aces, had a 93/107 hitting mark, with 40 kills and had nine blocks...
VB Bulldogs fall to #11 Alta (09/27/07)
ALTA - The Aurelia Bulldogs faced a tough challenge when they played the 11th- rated Alta Cyclones in a volleyball match here on Sept. 20. The Bulldogs were just 1-7 going into the match, and when the short night ended, they were 1-8, and 1-3 in the Northwest Conference...
River Valley loses two matches (09/27/07)
The River Valley Wolverines played Maple Valley Conference volleyball matches on Sept.17 and Sept.18, traveling to Lawton-Bronson for the first match, and hosting Odebolt-Arthur in the second. In the L-B match, the Wolverines got down 2-0, but "showed a lot of heart," in the words of coach Marlene Baumann, winning games three and four. The deciding fifth game was a close one, but L-B won 15-13 to take the match, three games to two. Game scores were 13-25, 20-25, 25-19, 27-25, 13-15...
South O'Brien knocks off Gehlen (09/27/07)
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien Wolverines beat the Gehlen Catholic Jays in War Eagle volleyball action here onn Sept. 18, three games to one. Game scores were 25-12, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22. Chelsie Rohrs led the Wolverines in hitting with 14 kills, while Katie Tesch had nine, and Carrie Egdorf four. Briana Shriver had 16 assists and Kari Wester 14. Wester also had two ace serves, as did her teammate Reagan Ebel...
WHS girls sweep Emmetsburg (09/27/07)
Cherokee volleyball team now 19-6 The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team swept three hard-fought games from Emmetsburg in Lakes Conference action in Cherokee Tuesday night, claiming game scores of 25-17, 25-23, 25-18. "We did great tonight," said first-year coach Sherry Miller, whose team has posted a sparkling 19-6 match record to date...
G-H has good day at Carroll (09/27/07)
Lady Pirates beat rated teams, record 3-1 mark CARROLL - The Galva-Holstein volleyball team won three matches in their pool play at a volleyball tournament here on Sept. 15, and Coach Scott Mitchell said that "overall we had a good day." The Lady Pirates' wins in pool play included victories over Nevada, the #14 team in Class 3A, and Humboldt, ranked #11 in 3A. ...
Aurelia girls fall in triangular (09/27/07)
ALTA - The Aurelia volleyball squad played a triangular with Alta and Storm Lake St. Mary's here on Sept. 17, and Bulldog coach Tim Ireland said his team "made too many mistakes to win" the tight matches. The Bulldog girls lost in five games to St. Mary's by game scores of 25-18, 20-25, 15-25, 25-20, 6-15, and were beaten by the host Cyclones 22-25, 9-25, 20-25...
Green runs XC for Central College (09/27/07)
PELLA - Cherokee Washington High graduate Andy Green is a member of the Central College men's cross country team. The Dutch return seven lettermen from last year's squad which compiled a third-place finish at the Iowa Conference meet and a ninth-place effort at the NCAA Division III Central Regional...
Cyclone fan (09/27/07)
Motorists can spot a proud Cyclone fan when driving west out of Cherokee on C-38. The Cyclones are riding high after upsetting the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sept. 15, giving new coach Gene Chizik his first win. Photo by Dan Whitney.
Hockenson places third nationally (09/27/07)
HERSHEY, PA. - Cherokee's TJ Hockenson took 3rd Place in the 9-10 yr old Softball Throw at the National Hershey Track Meet in Hershey, Pa. on August 4th. Hockenson threw 149.4 feet which was TJ's personal best and beat his qualifying throw by six feet...
Shirley E. Balding (09/27/07)
Shirley E. Balding, 83, of Jefferson, died on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007 at the Regency Park Nursing & Rehab Center in Jefferson. There will be no services. Burial was in the Good Hope Cemetery, rural Cherokee. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of the arrangements...
Van Iperen and Miller/son (09/27/07)
Michael Van Iperen and Courtnie Miller of Hartley are pleased to announce the birth of their son Caiden James Van Iperen. Born at 7:20 a.m. on Sept. 13, 2007. He weighed 7 lbs. and 9 oz. and measured 19 inches long. Welcoming Caiden home is his big brother Damien Michael Van Iperen. Grandparents are Jim and Laurie Van Iperen of Hartley and Mark and Tammy Miller of Cherokee...
Schnoor/daughter (09/27/07)
Tim and Amie Schnoor are the parents of a daughter born Aug. 12, 2007 at 2:50 a.m. Nessa Quinn Schnoor weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. and was 19 inches long. She is welcomed home by her big brother Preston. Grandparents are Andy and Patti Carlson of Cherokee and Dale and Donna Schnoor of Des Moines. Great-grandparents are Maggie Carlson and Ron and Donna Conley, all of Cherokee, Mary Irwin of Stuart and Ralph and Helen Schnoor of Davenport...
Ross and Henry/daughter (09/27/07)
Heath Ross and Tammy Henry of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Macey Autumn Ross. Born on Sept. 11, 2007 at 1:55 p.m. She weighed 7 lbs. and 10 oz. and measured 19.6 inches long. Welcoming Macey home is her big brother Teagan. Grandparents are Kathy Henry of Cherokee, Deb Dunn of Cherokee and Dave Dunn of Cherokee...
Harper/daughter (09/27/07)
Amber Harper of Cherokee is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter Heaven Leigh Harper. Born on Sept. 14, 2007 at 7:18 a.m. She weighed 8 lbs. and 11 oz. and measured 20.6 inches long. Welcoming Heaven home is her big sister Alexis. Grandparents are Jim and Sheila Klingborg of Cherokee. Great-grandparents are Carl and Char Klingborg of Aurelia and Loretta Gaskill of Sutherland and Great-great-grandmother is Edna Negus of Sutherland...
From the Midway: Welcome back OJ, we've missed you (09/27/07)
Boy, it seems like only yesterday since the media circus bombarded all of us with the twenty-four hour news coverage of the OJ Simpson murder trail. Do you remember the water cooler conversations that enticed the whole country during the early 90's?...
Pitching for wind jobs (09/27/07)
Iowa Governor Chet Culver campaigned to make Iowa the renewable energy leader in the nation and has worked to make that promise come true. The governor has been in Europe, touring Germany, Denmark and Spain and spoke at the Husum Wind Show Conference in Germany...
More fuel to cellphone ban debate (09/27/07)
California, considered a trend-setter in many things, some good, some bad -- depending on your point of view -- has made history again. Last week, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law legislation banning teen drivers from using all electronic devices--including cellphones, pagers, personal digital assistants and laptop computers--while behind the wheel...
Harvest estimates, land prices on the rise (09/27/07)
The corn harvest is under way in sections of the corn belt, and the news coming from the fields is good. Despite having heat and a dry July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently raised its already-high expectations for the crop to 13.3 billion bushels, which would be an all-time high and 27 percent more than last year's 10.5 billion bushels...