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Stories from Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Dunn turns 101 (10/02/07)
Eveline Rasmus Dunn will turn 101 on Oct. 2, 2007. She resides at Sunset Knoll Care Center in Aurelia. Eveline graduated from Meriden High School in 1925. She then received a two-year teaching degree from Grinnel College and taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Cherokee County...
Former solider views Wall (10/02/07)
Former Cherokee resident, Frank Humphrey, currently of Remsen, came to Cherokee on Sept. 13 to view the Vietnam "Moving Wall." Humphrey was born on Oct. 19, 1932. He grew up in Cherokee and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1942. After high school, he joined the Marine Corps and took his basic training in San Diego, Calif...
Building for the future (10/02/07)
Groundbreaking cermonies for the new Marcus motel, Hometown Guesthouse, were held Saturday afternoon Sept. 22, 2007, on Iowa Highway 3. Mark Buschkamp, the executive director for the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation, served as emcee of the program. ...
Nick Bretz is new teacher at Aurelia (10/02/07)
AURELIA - When Nick Bretz was an 8th grade student in St. Louis, Missouri, he had a science teacher, Mr. Welch, that he thought was "awesome." The 8th grader didn't realize it at the time, but the seed had been planted that would eventually lead Bretz to follow Mr. Welch, who recently passed away, into a teaching career...
Five towns in county have contested elections (10/02/07)
In the towns of Aurelia, Cherokee, Cleghorn, Larrabee and Marcus, there will be contested elections on Nov. 6. In Meriden and Washta, the names on the ballot match the number of offices up for election, while in Quimby, the mayor position will be filled by write-in vote...
Cherokee girls 3-3 in tourney (10/02/07)
SCHALLER - The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team charted a 3-3 match record at the Sept. 22 Schaller-Crestland Volleyball Invitational here. Cherokee beat Rockwell City-Lytton 21-10, 21-12; beat Schaller-Crestland 21-13, 21-13; lost 18-21, 16-21 to East Sac County; lost 15-21, 14-21 to rated Sioux Center; lost 19-21, 21-14, 14-16 to Storm Lake; and defeated Sioux Central 21-7, 21-19...
Pirates roll over Westwood (10/02/07)
HOLSTEIN - Coach Butch Faulkenberry said his Galva-Holstein Pirates "established the line of scrimmage early, and moved the ball all night" in their Sept. 21 37-0 win here over Maple Valley Conference foe Westwood. Faulkenberry said the Pirates did not have to punt the ball all night and that the offense "was fairly balanced, and it appears we are improving."...
Bulldogs down Spalding, 32-14 (10/02/07)
QB Bruce accounts for three TDs r AURELIA - Aurelia coach Myron Radke said his Bulldog team "played hard-nosed football" in their 32-14 District win over Spalding Catholic here on Sept. 21. "Our defense," said the veteran coach, "did bend, but we did not break. It was a super team effort."...
Michael Foster Smith (10/02/07)
Michael Foster Smith, 61, Vancouver,B.C., Canada, died unexpectedly in his sleep on Sept. 19 while at the family cottage on the Sunshine Coast. Services were held on Sept. 28, at West Point Grey Baptist Church in Vancouver. A reception followed at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club...
Martha Haritage (10/02/07)
Martha Haritage, 82, of Dakota Dunes, S.D., died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, in the Holy Spirit Retirement Home, Sioux City, following a lengthy illness. Services were held Friday Sept. 28, 2007, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee, Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee...
Orville L. Gregg (10/02/07)
Orville L. Gregg, 79, of rural Cherokee, died Sept. 23, 2007, at 9 a.m. at his home, following a lingering illness. Memorial services were held Sept. 26th at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Larry Nilson officiated. Burial was at the Cedar Cemetery at Larrabee...
Robert J. Obbink (10/02/07)
Robert J. Obbink, 70, of Cherokee, died Sept. 21, 2007 at his home following a lengthy illness. Memorial services were held on Sept. 26 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Pastor Richard Arndt officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Cherokee. ...
Ogren/Richardson (10/02/07)
Celeste Ogren and Adrian Richardson were united in marriage on June 16, 2007. Parents of the couple are Chuck and Kay Ogren of Marcus and Mike and Lacey Richardson of Creston. The garden wedding and reception was held at the Salisbury House in Des Moines...
Gray Matter: Charles Addy (10/02/07)
Flags in Marcus are at half-staff today.  Charles "Charlie"  Addy died on September 22.  Of course I know that only the president and state governors, under specific regulations, can order the lowering of the flag.  So actually, it's the flags of affection that each of us carries in our own hearts that are at half-mast to honor the memory of  a  very special gentleman who's been a vital part of our community as long as most of us can remember...
Wastewater yields wealth of information (10/02/07)
Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Washington have discovered that a wastewater treatment plant can provide a wealth of information about the use of legal and illegal drugs in a community. Using a sample of untreated wastewater, lab technicians use two pieces of sophisticated equipment to analyze the content of the water. ...