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Stories from Thursday, November 1, 2007

WHS presents 'Creature Creeps' (11/01/07)
Washington High School's drama department has announced the cast of "The Creature Creeps." Set in Transylvania in the 19th century, this Gothic comedy will have you laughing from start to finish. The zany plot includes a mad scientist, his mis-shapen assistant, a grim housekeeper, secret laboratory, shrieks from the depths of the cellar, disappearing villagers, a ditzy daughter, her multi-personality fiancée and other odd characters. ...
Aurelia Mayoral race has four candidates (11/01/07)
The race for election as Aurelia's mayor has a full slate of candidates this year, including the incumbent, his predecessor, and two young Aurelia businessmen. Jeff Bowen was elected Mayor in November 2005, and will be seeking his second two-year term as mayor in the November 6 election. Bowen, 50, is an alumnus of Aurelia High School, Class of 1975...
Four candidates run for Marcus Council (11/01/07)
Three seats are up for grabs on the Marcus Council with four candidates hoping to fill those positions. Each took a moment to explain why they are running for a seat on the council. Don Drefke, a Marcus native, has never held public office. After graduating from Marcus High School he joined the Air National Guard and served 21 years full time before retiring in 2005. ...
SOS XC boys to state (11/01/07)
HOLSTEIN -- The Woodbine boys won the Class 1A District Cross Country Meet here Monday with a total of 63 points, with Ar-We-Va second with 66 points. Both teams will go to the State Meet this Saturday, held at Kennedy Park, north of Fort Dodge. The third place team also goes to state, and that was South O'Brien, which scored 115 points. ...
Galva-Holstein girls win District (11/01/07)
Pirates get eighth XC victory; on to state HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein girls won their eighth cross country meet of the season here on Monday, and this was the biggest win of all. The meet was the District Cross Country Meet and the Lady Pirates' win sends the team to the State Cross Country meet Saturday in Fort Dodge...
Pirates ‘solid' in beating RV (11/01/07)
HOLSTEIN - Galva-Holstein football coach Butch Faulkenberry termed his team's effort against River Valley in October 19's District 1, Class A football game a "solid game by all who played." The Pirates scored in each quarter in topping the Wolverines 37-0. ...
Braves silence Sioux Center (11/01/07)
Jones sets state record in career passing yards Cherokee's Braves rode the passing attack of record-setting quarterback Tyler Jones and a stable of talented receivers to a hard-fought 21-12 Class 2A District win over a solid Sioux Center team here Friday night...
Bulldogs win 41-20, stand alone at top of district (11/01/07)
AURELIA - In non-District football action against East Greene here on Friday Oct. 19, the Aurelia Bulldogs jumped off to a 28-0 halftime lead and boosted it to 41-6 with 6:36 remaining in the third quarter, thus kicking in the "continuous clock" rule which begins when a team establishes a 35-point lead. ...
River Valley wins exciting 5 game match to advance (11/01/07)
ALTA - The River Valley Wolverines won an exciting District Tournament semifinal match against Woodbury Central here on Wednesday by game scores of 26-24, 23-25, 23-25, 25-21, 16-14. Wolverine coach Marlene Baumann described the match as "awesome," and added that "everyone contributed to the win."...
Margaret "Margie" Ann Ohlson (11/01/07)
Margaret "Margie" Ann Ohlson, 84, died on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Funeral services for Margie were held on Oct. 24. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at Cherokee...
Janice E. Jensen (11/01/07)
Janice E. Jensen, age 69, of Warrens, Wisc. died on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at the St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Funeral services were held on Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Tomah, Wisc. Pastor Wesley Schirmer officiated...
Rayma L. Collins (11/01/07)
Rayma L. Collins, 90, former long time Cherokee resident, died Friday, October 19, 2007 in Troy, Kan. Rayma was born Aug. 30, 1917 at Gross, Neb. to Leslie and Nellie (Gray) Card. She graduated from Aurelia High School in 1935. She was married Arthur Peckenschneider on Feb. 20, 1936 in Aurelia. She was married to Vern Collins on May 17, 1988 in Cherokee...
H.O. "Red" Edwards (11/01/07)
H.O. "Red" Edwards, 86, of Correctionville and formerly of Cherokee, died on Oct. 16, 2007 at his residence in Correctionville. Funeral services were held Oct. 22 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Tom Lewis officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee...
Anderson/Knutson (11/01/07)
Cathy Anderson of Golden Valley, Minn. and Jason Knutson of Columbia Heights, Minn wish to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Parents of the couple are Clarence and Koreen Anderson of Cherokee and Larry and Rita Knutson of Maple Grove, Minn...
From the Midway: How to make a case for war (11/01/07)
So I guess last week we started a new war campaign. The major media claims that the White House is "beating the drums of war." It's apparent that the war in Iraq went so well that we should expand it. Good job, everybody. So what should we do to help out our country with this new war or to start a war at home? First, we need to find a country that has different ideology than we have. ...
Gray Matter: US Attorney appointment impressive (11/01/07)
A young friend (well maybe not so young, but anyone my kids' age is young to me) recently told me of a happening which he thought would make a great Gray Matter.  Acting on his suggestion, I found he was absolutely right.  It's always good to hear of the special honors or accomplishments of folks with Cherokee County connections...
Winding Roads: Campaign headache (11/01/07)
It's been a while since I've weighed in on the presidential campaigns. I don't know whether to laugh or cry when I listen to the reports of who is ahead of whom. Yet, I still know we need to listen now and then to get a sense of what each of these folks stands for. At least make an effort as many soldiers' lives are lost trying to preserve freedom around the globe so we can have our say...
Airport name SUX (11/01/07)
We have to admire the attitude of Sioux City leaders who have decided to regard an airport designation as an asset rather than an embarrassment. Local officials have repeatedly tried to change the three-letter identifier "SUX" used by the Federal Aviation Administration to identify the Sioux City Gateway Airport...
Hello Dalai! (11/01/07)
Chinese government officials are upset that President Bush has presented the Dalai Lama with a Congressional Gold Medal and called him 'symbol of peace.' Bush did the right thing and we're glad that the gesture got the attention of the Chinese government...