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Stories from Monday, November 12, 2007

Times Gone By (11/12/07)
100 years ago Sometimes it is one crop and sometimes another that takes the lead in the agricultural development of the farm belonging to the state and operated by the patients who are able to work and desirous of doing so. This year the potato crop takes first place for from ninety-five acres of ground they have gotten a good many more than 20,000 bushels after having used potatoes from the ground for the institution since the first of July. ...
School refinances bonds (11/12/07)
The Cherokee School Board met in special session on Monday Nov. 5 to approve the refinancing of the bond that was issued for the construction of the Cherokee Middle School. Law requires a bond to be refinanced once during the term of the bond. The board and the administration had determined some time back that an interest rate of 3 percent would be the target for refinancing the bond...
Sanford hosts photo contest (11/12/07)
The Sanford Museum and Planetarium is sponsoring "The Beauty of Northwest Iowa Photography Contest" with prizes for the top three entries. There are no age limits. Both professional and amateur entries will be accepted. An entry must be an 8" by 10" print of a photo taken by the entrant. Entry forms can be obtained at the Sanford Museum and need to be at the museum on or before Dec. 3. Photos will be on display between Jan. 7 and Feb. 4...
Aurelia veteran recalls WWII ship sinking (11/12/07)
Forrest Kohrt 86, is well-known in Cherokee County as the former County Extension Director - a post he held for 31 years until his retirement in 1985. What many people may not know is that the Rock Rapids native considers himself heaven-blessed to have even been around to hold that post...
Book Vine opens in Cherokee (11/12/07)
For the past 14 months or so, since Cherokee's only general bookstore closed its doors, It's been a veritable wasteland out there for our area's power perusers, rabid readers and other miscellaneous bibliophiles. During that time, these lovers of literature and ardent pursuers of ponderous tomes have been resorting to emergency measures to compensate for the dearth of reading material...
Former Cherokean run over by semi in Le Mars (11/12/07)
Edward Kern Jones, 58, of Le Mars, formerly of Cherokee, died from injuries sustained from a traffic accident on Saturday afternoon Nov. 3, according to the Le Mars Police Department. According to police reports, a west bound semi tractor/trailer driven by Kevin Heissel, 43, Le Mars, was stopped for a red light at the intersection of Plymouth Street East and Central Avenue at about 2:30 p.m...
Incumbents lose in Cherokee and Larrabee elections (11/12/07)
Most incumbents survived challenges in municipal elections in Cherokee County on Tuesday, with exceptions for the at-large Cherokee City Council race where challenger Linda Burkhart defeated incumbent Dwight Varce by a wide margin and for two at-large seats for Larrabee City Council where the one incumbent among the four candidates was not among the winners...
Sheriff explains overtime (11/12/07)
Responding to a previous discussion at a Cherokee County Board of Supervisors meeting, Sheriff Dave Scott appeared at the meeting this week to explain why the Sheriff's Department had a high amount of overtime and comp time during the first part of the fiscal year, which began July 1...
Maid-Rite targets Cherokee (11/12/07)
Maid-Rite, famous for its seasoned ground beef sandwiches, is seeking someone interested in a franchise for a Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop in Cherokee. "In our opinion, a Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe restaurant in Cherokee would be very successful because of the population size of the city of approximately 5,000 residents, along with the traffic from US Highway 59 and Highway 3, and the presence of companies such as Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., Hy-Vee Distribution Center, and R.J. ...
HS football semifinals 11/9 -11/12 (11/12/07)
In the first Class 1A Semifinal football matchup at the UNI-Dome Saturday morning 11/17 at 10, a pair of former two-time state champions square off. No. 1 Council Bluffs Saint Albert is in its 19th playoff appearance and making their eighth trip to the semifinals, the fifth in succession. The Falcons, who ruled in 2004 and 2006, are winners of 21 straight games. The school is 25-16 all-time in post season. They halted Hinton and West Lyon in their two playoff tilts...
Award winners for WHS volleyball (11/12/07)
Team awards and letter winners were announced at the recent Cherokee Washington High volleyball post-season banquet. Decorated senior Lacie Drennan was named the Most Valuable Player, and Best Offensive Player for the WHS varsity team, while Kelsey Essick was named Best Defensive Player, and Abby Craig Most Improved...
8-Player Semifinals Thursday (11/12/07)
CEDAR FALLS - Ar-We-Va (10-1) will play Armstrong-Ringsted (10-1) at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls at 10 a.m. on Thursday Nov. 8, in an Eight-Player Semifinal football matchup, the first semifinal round visit for either school. Ar-We-Va is making its fifth state playoff appearance, its second straight in eight-player.The Rockets, ranked fifth and 3-4 all-time in post season action, are riding on the heels of two strong playoff wins. ...
Nelson to run in National XC (11/12/07)
Cherokee Washington High 2007 graduate Kara Nelson, a Morningside College freshman, is one of three Morningside athletes who have qualified to run in the 2007 NAIA Cross Country National Championships, to be run Saturday, November 17 in Kenosha, Wisconsin...
George "Bill" Willbrandt (11/12/07)
George Lowell "Bill" Willbrandt, 98, of Cherokee died on Nov. 6, 2007 in Remsen following a brief illness. Memorial Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday Nov. 9 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery...
Romayne A. Huegerich (11/12/07)
Romayne A. Huegerich, 72, of Marcus died at his home following a brief illness. There will be no services. His body was cremated. Burial will be in California at a later date. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Doris Anderson Meloy (11/12/07)
Doris Anderson Meloy of Larrabee died on Nov. 5 in Scottsdale, Ariz. She passed away in the manner in which she lived, with swift determination and grace. Doris was born Jan. 5, 1929 to Anna Persson Anderson and Ralph Elvin Anderson. She graduated as the salutatorian from Larrabee High School in 1947. ...
Lucille L. Briggs (11/12/07)
Lucille L. Briggs, 80, of Cherokee, Iowa passed away Nov. 5, 2007 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Nov. 8 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Jim Steen officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Margaret E. Goebel (11/12/07)
Margaret E. Goebel, 93, of Marcus, passed away on, Oct. 31, 2007 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Nov. 5, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Father Eugene Murray officiated. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. There was a Rosary Service at 4 p.m., led by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7 p.m. There was also a one-hour visitation at the church prior to Mass on Monday...
Paul Richard Goeb (11/12/07)
Paul R. Goeb, 89, of Cherokee, died suddenly Sunday Nov. 4, 2007, at his home at the Beck. Memorial services were Nov. 8. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee. A scripture service was held on Nov. 7 at the Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee...
Edward "Eddie" Jones (11/12/07)
Edward Jones, 58, of Le Mars and formerly of Cherokee, died on Nov. 3, 2007 in a truck accident in LeMars. Arrangements are pending at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Ed was born on June 15, 1949 in Cherokee, to Kern and Mildred (Olsen) Jones. He attended Washington High School and graduated in 1968. He entered the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. Ed worked for John Morrell in Sioux City and also did summer work for the City of Le Mars...
Blanche M. Klein (11/12/07)
Blanche Klein, 76, of Cherokee, died Saturday Nov. 3, 2007, in the Cherokee Villa Nursing Home, Cherokee, following a short illness. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 6 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand and Rev. Doug Klein officiating. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee...
Reinking/son (11/12/07)
Jeff and Molly Reinking are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Joseph Jeffrey Reinking was born on Oct. 31, 2007 at 1:11 p.m. He weighed 5 lbs. and 10 oz. and measured 19 inches long. Welcoming Joseph home was his brother Charlie and his two sisters Shelby and Abby...
Block/son (11/12/07)
Steven and Danae Block of Cedar Falls are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Tate Douglas Block was born on Oct. 3, 2007, at 1:24 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs. and 9.6 oz, measuring 19 1/4 inches long. Grandparents are Douglas and Julia Miller of Cherokee and Phillip and LaVonne Block of Gladbrook...
Gray Matter: Armistice Day (11/12/07)
As November eleventh approaches, I realize how little thought we give to World War I, the conflict that ended on that day in 1918. Recently I was privileged to read recollections written by the late Peter Grauer, of Marcus, then a US soldier serving near Belfort, France. Here is a part of his story...
Basic Biittner: The Hot Stove League (11/12/07)
Well, we finally have the baseball season behind us, finishing with yet another "Unofficial World Series," to use the late Frank Miller's term. This, of course, was the fourth consecutive unofficial World Series, and, though I must admit (I mean, I MUST admit - it really pains me) the arch rival Red Sox (aka the Bosox) were pretty darned impressive in sweeping the Cinderella Rockies in four games...
From the Midway : When it's time to say good-bye (11/12/07)
This past weekend I went back in time. Well sort of. There was a lot of good T.V. on Sunday night like the Simpson's Tree house of Horrors, Family Guy's 100 episodes and the Patriots/Colt's game. But I had to work for a few hours that night and couldn't watch these shows...
Religious vote is divided (11/12/07)
Religious conservatives were once a crucial voting block within the Republican Party, and a power to be reckoned with among the electorate in general. This year, conservative Christians are hopelessly divided and ineffectual. The final blow to any hope for the conservative Christians to be a force this political season occurred when TV preacher Pat Robertson endorsed Rudy Giuliani's bid for the GOP presidential nomination...
Settling for a lower standard (11/12/07)
The Pentagon has announced a plan to ease standards for recruits with minor criminal records. Faced with higher recruiting goals, the Pentagon is quietly looking for ways to make it easier for people with minor criminal records to join the military. ...
Being played for suckers (11/12/07)
Just using the right rhetoric seems to be all that is required to receive billions of dollars in U.S. aid. Certainly, we don't require countries such as Pakistan to adhere to democratic principles. Police and soldiers in that Islamic republic, emboldened by state of emergency powers, swept up hundreds of activists and opposition members on Sunday, dragged away protesters shouting "Shame on you!" and turned government buildings into barbed-wire compounds...