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Stories from Monday, November 19, 2007

Times Gone By (11/19/07)
100 years ago In response to an invitation from the Marcus chapter of the Order of Eastern Star to the chapters at LeMars and Cherokee, about fifty guests enjoyed the hospitality and splendid time offered by this chapter. Cherokee chapter was represented by thirty members and LeMars by twenty...
Local girl joins Moscow Ballet for Nutcracker (11/19/07)
This weekend the Moscow Ballet Company will be performing the Great Russian Nutcracker at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux City. Among the cast will be local girl Elizabeth "Libby" Peterson. The ten-year-old middle school student will be playing one of the two Russian girls. ...
Aurelia Board considers vehicle replacements (11/19/07)
The Aurelia School Board discussed recommendations from the Transportation Committee at its monthly meeting Monday evening, but did not approve any vehicle purchases. One of the Aurelia "route" buses needs to be replaced, and Superintendent Tom Vint presented submitted bids at the meeting, but the Board tabled the item until the December meeting to allow Vint to ask some more questions and hopefully come up with a vehicle that better meets the needs of the school...
Safety in Marcus dealt with (11/19/07)
The Marcus City Council agreed to pay the total cost of purchasing a new backstop for the ball field in city park since the local Lion's Club installed it. The backstop cost $850. Councilman Carl Nelson noted that this happens to be about an every 20 or so year expense for the little league ball program but it is well worth the expense. The council agreed...
Motion for BOA resignations fails (11/19/07)
A motion at the Cherokee City Council meeting calling for resignations from the five members of the Cherokee Board of Adjustment failed for lack of a second Tuesday evening. Mick Mallory, the council member who made the motion, said that the board of adjustment did not follow guidelines from the Iowa League of Municipalities and did not respect the city code in a recent granting of a variance request for planned construction on a residential property in Cherokee...
Veterans' Day Observances (11/19/07)
County paving plan challenged (11/19/07)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors heard from two citizens who questioned during the a paving project of four miles of gravel road during the Tuesday meeting of the supervisors. The planned project of paving 480th Street is expected to take place in two parts, with the first part being between F Avenue and Highway 143. The second part is between F Avenue and L-40...
MMC football Eagles honored (11/19/07)
Henke, Petersen earn MVP awards MARCUS - Several Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn football players gleaned post-season honors and recognition from the coaching staff, including 16 athletes receiving varsity letters for the 2007 season. Special team awards were presented to Justin Henke, Offensive MVP; Tucker Petersen, defensive MVP; Blaine Dammann, Most Improved Defense; Lukas Nelson, Most Improved Offense; Jordan Boekhout, Special Teams MVP, and Henke, Heart of a Champion...
All-MVC volleyball teams picked (11/19/07)
Galva-Holstein junior Heather Joslin was one of two unanimous choices for the first team Maple Valley Conference All-Conference volleyball squad this fall. Jessica Hansen, a senior from MVC champion West Monona, was the other unanimous pick. Senior Katie Carnes from River Valley was also a first-team pick...
All-NWC volleyball team announced (11/19/07)
Conference champion Laurens-Marathon, undefeated in league play, led the All-Northwest Conference volleyball picks this season. L-M seniors Kacie and Kylie Woodley, and junior Jordan Sundblad were named to the first team All-NWC, along with two players each from the three teams which tied for second place in the final conference standings - Alta, Newell-Fonda, and Schaller-Crestland...
NWC inks Evans (11/19/07)
Ashley Evans, a multi-sport standout for Remsen St. Mary's, has signed a letter of intent to play softball for Northwestern College in Orange City. Ashley, front center, is shown here with her father Lance and mother Kim. In back are NWC head softball coach Melanie Mason, and RSM athletic director Craig Hoffman. Lance and Kim are Aurelia High School alumni. Photo contributed...
Gladys D. Tuttle (11/19/07)
Funeral services for Gladys Tuttle, 85, of Aurelia, were held on Nov. 17, 2007, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was in charge of the arrangements. Gladys died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at the Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia where she had resided since June 20, 2002...
Thomas C. Ashbaugh (11/19/07)
Tom Ashbaugh, 82, of Cherokee, died on Nov. 13, 2007, at Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held on Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler officiated. Burial was in the Wayside Cemetery, Frederick, S.D. Visitation was held Nov. 15, from 1p.m. until 9 p.m.,...
Catherine L. Wilson (11/19/07)
Funeral services for Catherine Lucile Wilson, 96, of Aurelia, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 13, 2007, at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Harold Werley officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Catherine died on Nov. 10, 2007 at the Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia, where she had been a resident since April 7, 1999...
Myrtle Anna (Hass) Goettsch (11/19/07)
Myrtle A. Goettsch, 97, of Holstein, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Nov. 9, 2007 at Holstein Good Samaritan Center. Funeral Services were Thursday Nov. 15 at the Holstein United Methodist Church, with Pastor Todd Schlitter officiating. Burial was in the Holstein Cemetery...
Joyce Marie Gould (11/19/07)
Joyce Marie Gould, 79, of Halstead, Kan. Formerly of Raymondville Texas and Lindsborg, Kan. died on Nov. 10, 2007 at Halstead Place Assisted living in Halstead, Kan. Cremation has taken place and the family will have a private service. Inurnment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Lindsborg, Kan...
Basic Biittner : NBA (11/19/07)
Way back when, I used to follow the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the elite players like Bob Cousy, Elgin Baylor, Oscar Robertson. and (especially) Wilt Chamberlain were just as much my heroes as any of my favorite baseball players like "The Mick."...
Be careful out there (11/19/07)
As our annual winter weather too soon settles in, the portent of icy, snowy, wet and slick walkways and roadways becomes a reality, threatening both pedestrians and motorists. After all, winter affects to some degree 260 million people in the United States and an incredible 2.5 billion people worldwide, as the risk of slipping on ice and snow makes the season a precarious time for all...
Stealing is stealing (11/19/07)
As a small-town newspaper, we rely on revenue from advertising and subscriptions to pay the bills, employee wages, and to keep the doors open. In addition to this, we have a few "vending" outlets where we place machines where readers can purchase that day's newspaper for 50-cents. At some vendors the newspapers are simply on the counter or in a rack...
DNR needs consistency (11/19/07)
It may be too early to panic, but there are indications that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources could put a halt to the use of fuel pellets from landfill waste to power a bio-diesel plant as well as plans for other uses of these fuel pellets such as operating a boiler for heat at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute...