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Stories from Wednesday, October 24, 2007

School technology discussed (10/24/07)
Technology is making a big difference in the Cherokee School District. Among developments discussed at the Monday meeting of the Cherokee School Board; new laptops are making teachers more portable in accessing essential data; a new automated notification system will provide quicker and more reliable information about cancellations and delays of school and activities; an upgraded website will give more detailed student records to parents as well as the students themselves; and a new keyless building entry system is providing programmable security clearance customized for each individual.. ...
School vacancies filled (10/24/07)
The Cherokee School District had 15 teaching and coaching positions to fill for the present school year and has now filled the last one, Superintendent John Chalstrom commented at the Monday Cherokee School Board meeting. The board approved a junior varsity girls’ basketball coaching contract for Abby James. The board also approved an Early Childhood Learning Center associate contract for Mary Florke, a new position resulting from expansion of the ECLC program...
Times Gone By (10/24/07)
100 years ago Sunday morning Will Laposki, of Siler, loaded into his father’s automobile a party of friends who expected to spend the day at the Laposki home. They were H. C. Miller, D. P. Noonan, Chas. Lauer, and Wm. Atkinson. They went merrily and swiftly out of town and all went well until when at the R. ...
RV bus barn project on track (10/24/07)
Superintendent Julie DeStigter reported to the River Valley School Board on Oct. 15 that the bus barn project is on track. Most structural work has been completed, with electrical and plumbing work the big items remaining to be done. DeStigter announced that the certified enrollment in the district had dropped to 455 students, a loss of 13 students from the previous year. The loss of students results in a loss in the per-pupil funding established by the state for the general operating budget...
Groundbreaking ceremony held (10/24/07)
Many elements came together to get construction started on an assisted living facility in Cherokee, Jim Angstman of Vintage Living, told those attending a groundbreaking ceremony held at Rasmussen Ford. Because of drizzling rain and the muddy construction site, Rasmussen Ford offered to allow ceremonies to take place on their property which will be neighboring The Gardens, a 38 unit assisted living facility to open in August or September at 1610 Highway 3, in Cherokee...
City hires manager search service (10/24/07)
During a special meeting on Oct. 16, the Cherokee City Council voted 3 to 2 to employ a consulting service to search for a city manager. The two who opposed the motion also expressed opposition to filling the position that has been vacant since April of 2006...
Cherokee clips Sioux Central, 3-0 (10/24/07)
Rated Unity Christian next for WHS VB club By Paul Struck Editor The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team survived a stiff challenge from Sioux Central to claim a hard-earned 3-0 victory in Class 2A District Tournament action here Tueday night Oct. 16...
G-H girls win district opener (10/24/07)
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein Lady Pirates swept a 3-0 match from Lawton-Bronson to open their Class 1A District volleyball action here on Oct. 15, claiming hard-fought game scores of 25-16, 25-19, 30-28. The winning Pirates connected on 90-102 hits and 42 kills in the match, while serving 72-77 for a 94-percent effort. The winners registered 48 digs and 42 team assists...
Knights sweep SOS in District (10/24/07)
ORANGE CITY - Rated Orange City Unity Christian brushed aside War Eagle Conference foe South O’Brien 3-0 in first-round Class 2A District action here on Oct.16, winning by game scores of 25-12, 25-12, 25-12. Rachel Tilley and Katie Tesch notched two kills each to lead the Wolverine spikers, while Tilley also added two stuff blocks to her net play. Tesch and Briana Shriver each totaled one stuff block...
Aurelia girls lose in tournament (10/24/07)
“It was a fun year” says Bulldog coach LAURENS - The Aurelia Bulldogs completed their volleyball season Monday night when they lost 10-25, 12-25, 17-25 to the host Laurens-Marathon Chargers in Class 1A District Tournament play here. Leah Kai and Arielle Megrath led Bulldog hitters, with Kai successfully landing 17 of 22 attacks and Megrath 10 of 10. ...
Woltman/daughter (10/24/07)
Michael and Karen Woltman of Swisher are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sylvia Katherine. She was born on Oct 1, 2007 at 6:48 p.m. She weighed 10 lbs. and ½ oz. and was 20 ½ inches long. She was welcomed home by her sister, Vivian and brother, Clark...
Edler/Daughter (10/24/07)
Jeff and Stephanie Edler of State Center are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Sienna Lucille. She was born of Sept. 27, 2007 at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames at 10:21 p.m. weighing 6 lbs. and measuring 19 inches long. Welcoming Sienna home is her brother, Wyatt and her sister, Whitney...
Quitno/Kennedy (10/24/07)
Adrienne Leigh Quitno and Daniel Allen Kennedy both of Cherokee were united in marriage on July 7, 2007 at 2 p.m. at St Patrick Parish in Rochelle, Ill. Father David Peck officiated the ceremony and the bride’s parents gave her away in marriage. Parents of the couple are Paul and Jan Quitno of Rochelle, Ill. and Al and Ramona Kennedy of Cherokee...
Ready or not, here come the boomers (10/24/07)
On Monday, the first of the WWII baby boomers filed for her Social Security benefits. Kathleen Casey-Kirschling, born one second after midnight in January 1946, filed for early retirement, the first of an estimated 80 million "boomers" who will be retiring in the coming years.Her retirement, held at the National Press Club, was a national media event, with Social Security Commissioner Michael J. ...
Fixin’ presidential speech (10/24/07)
In a speech in Rogers, Ark., President Bush stated, "You're fixin' to see what they call a fiscal showdown in Washington." We must assume that the president was attempting to be humorous in his use of the colloquial expression “fixin’ to”. Perhaps he feels that, as someone who grew up in Texas, he can get away with what could be regarded as an insult to an Arkansas audience if said by someone without genuine southern credentials...