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Stories from Friday, November 2, 2007

Selected for All-State (11/02/07)
Jodi Husman (left) and Renae Hinkeldey (right) from Aurelia High School were selected this weekend to play in the All-State music festival. Husman will play in the band, and Hinkeldey in the orchestra. Also trying out from Aurelia were Kaitlin Sandine (tuba), Marcus Galvin (tenor sax) and Megan Janssen (alto sax). The All-State concerts will be at Hilton Coliseum in Ames on Saturday Nov. 17, and will be televised during Thanksgiving vacation...
Vacant lot is back on auction block (11/02/07)
A vacant lot owned by the city of Cherokee will be for sale for the fourth time since the city acquired it in 2001. The property is on Fourth Street just south of the alley south of the Lewis Hotel. The lot is adjacent to Jobe's Pastime Lounge. Robert "Ben" Jobe, the owner of the Pastime has expressed an interest in the property in order to expand his business. He has bid on the property before when it has been put up for auction...
Toys for Tots under way (11/02/07)
The Cherokee Police Department and the Cherokee Police Reserves have started their annual drive for the "Toys for Tots" program. Children from Cherokee County from infancy to 14 who are identified by Mid-Sioux Opportunity as from needy families will attend a Christmas party on Dec. 8...
Projects move ahead in Marcus (11/02/07)
The Marcus City Council had a short meeting on Oct. 22 to deal with some unfinished business. In the last few days, a second look was taken by Schmillen Construction to find a less expensive means to lay sewer and water lines for Eagle Street in the new business park. By raising the ditches and using less rock, money can be saved. The cost of this project went from $87,562 to $79,930. Work will begin next week...
DeStigter serves in Iraq (11/02/07)
Dr. Tim De Stigter, 52, has had a dental practice in Aurelia for 25 years. During that time, he has also served as a member of the National Guard. DeStigter, a Sioux Center native and 1973 graduate of Western Christian High School in Hull, was not interested in the military at all as a self-described "long-haired" high school student...
Paul Henry Varce (11/02/07)
Rev. Paul Henry Varce, 86, of Cherokee, died on Oct. 24, 2007 at the Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee. Funeral services were held on Saturday Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene in Waverly. Burial was at the Dumont Cemetery in Dumont...
David Hiserote (11/02/07)
David Hiserote, 77, of Sioux City died on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at a Sioux City hospital. Services were held on Oct. 24 at Morningside Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Mike Ybarra officiating. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery, Homer, Neb. David was born April 18, 1930 in Nebraska to Millard and Violet (Moss) Hiserote. He was raised and went to school in Winnebago, Neb...
Idiots can duel, but vote?... that's another thing (11/02/07)
In 1844, when the framers of the New Jersey Constitution were preparing the document that would be the law of the land, they wanted to make sure that the right to vote was given to people who could understand what they were doing and were legally entitled to vote. In those days, voting was referred to as a "right of suffrage."...