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Stories from Monday, December 10, 2007

Times Gone By (12/10/07)
100 years ago Yesterday was a happy day for the members and friends of the Immaculate Conception church and well it might be for they saw and participated in the opening of the beautiful building which will now be their church home. The services began with the first mass at five thirty a.m. ...
Compensation board recommends wages (12/10/07)
The Cherokee County Compensation Board approved salary recommendations for elected county officials to go into effect at the start of the next fiscal year on July 1. The recommendations will go before the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors for approval or revision...
Voters reject county gambling (12/10/07)
By a wide margin, Cherokee County voters rejected a referendum to allow casino gambling in Cherokee County. Unofficial vote totals are 418 yes (36.8 percent) and 719 no (63.2 percent). Totals are unofficial until canvassed by the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors at the next regular meeting on Tuesday...
Social Studies update given (12/10/07)
During a management team meeting on Monday Dec. 3, Cherokee teachers and administrators updated school board members on what Social Studies material is taught at each grade level. Such topics as government, history, geography and citizenship are incorporated at various grade levels. Often, teaching of reading at the elementary level involves Social Studies information...
Line worker killed near Cherokee (12/10/07)
A power line worker was killed Friday afternoon, Nov. 30 near Cherokee, when a pole he was working on snapped, pinning the worker against a truck , according to the Cherokee Sheriff's Department. Randall Morris, 54, Nichols, Iowa, was a member of a crew that was working on new electrical transmission lines in the area of T Avenue and 620th Street Friday afternoon when the pole snapped. A guy wire pinned Morris against the basket of a boom truck...
It's a Charlie Brown Christmas (12/10/07)
This month's Artists of the Month are the students from Roosevelt Elementary. The second annual Charlie Brown Christmas Tree display is currently occupying the art wall in the East Gallery at the Sanford Museum. Students from Roosevelt Elementary get the opportunity to decorate a tree that may not be considered a traditional holiday tree...
Aurelia All-District FB selections (12/10/07)
The All-District team for District 3 in 8-player Iowa High School football has been named, and the Aurelia Bulldogs had several of their players selected for the honor team. Seniors Jared Bruce (QB), Nick Felten (LB), and Seth Bruce (C), and juniors Anthony Fowler (DE) and Aaron Bruce (TE), were named to the first team...
MMC wrestlers split pair of matches (12/10/07)
Godbersen, Letsche win both bouts by fall HINTON - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestlers split two matches at the Hinton Double Dual on Dec. 3, falling 36-27 to Sioux Center,and defeating Hinton 43-18. Jacob Lehnhoff won both of his matches at 130 pounds by fall for the Eagles, as did Jerad Letsche at 160. Ben Mayer also was a double winner with a pin and decision at 140...
Pirates teams split games with O-A (12/10/07)
ODEBOLT - The Galva-Holstein Pirates took on the Odebolt-Arthur Trojans in Maple Valley Conference boys basketball action here on Nov. 30, and got off to a good start, leading 16-7 after one quarter and increasing that lead to 35-21 at the half. The Trojans outscored the Pirates 23- 12 in the third, though, to narrow G-H's lead to three heading into the fourth. Galva-Holstein held on, though, tallying eight to O-A's five, in a low-scoring final quarter, and coming out with a 55-49 win...
Pirates lose to L-B (12/10/07)
LAWTON - The Galva-Holstein Pirates "played a very good first quarter" last week against Lawton-Bronson, said their coach Bob Lee, "then we went cold shooting." After leading 14-10 after one, the Pirates saw their lead gone by halftime, and never got it back. Lawton-Bronson took the Maple Valley Conference contest, 51-32...
Bulldogs lose two to Chargers (12/10/07)
AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldog teams welcomed Laurens-Marathon into the Northwest Conference here on Dec. 4, and when the evening ended, the Chargers had earned two wins against their hosts. In the opener, the L-M girls held a one-point lead after the first quarter, 9-8, and they increased their lead gradually through the remainder of the game - leading 21-13 at the half, 36-20 after three quarters, and winning the game, 45-26...
River Valley girls beat R-U (12/10/07)
REMSEN - The River Valley girls team got off to a 10-0 lead over Remsen-Union in basketball action here on Tuesday, and led all the way - leading 14-6, 29-14, and 41-28 at the quarter breaks, before closing out a 54-35 Maple Valley Conference victory over the Rockets...
WHS girls lose at Le Mars (12/10/07)
LE MARS - The hard-working Cherokee Washington High girls, playing without their leading scorer who was out with illness, battled a tough Le Mars team to the finish here on Dec. 4, before dropping a 62-48 Lakes Conference verdict. The host Bulldogs led 10-8 after the first quarter, and expanded that to 30-24 at halftime, before taking a 41-31 lead into the final eight minutes...
Le Mars clips Braves, 65-59 (12/10/07)
Jones, Moye lead Cherokee scoring LE MARS - The Cherokee Braves went on a 22-14 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter to rally back from a large deficit, before the Le Mars Bulldogs righted the ship and sailed to a 65-59 Lakes Conference win here Tuesday night...
Wolverines split with MVAO (12/10/07)
River Valley girls win; boys lose MAPLETON - The River Valley basketball teams split a pair of Maple Valley Conference games agaiinst Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto here Friday night, the RV girls winning the opener 40-29, and the RV boys falling 64-56 in the nightcap...
RV girls lose to L-B, 64-24 (12/10/07)
LAWTON - The River Valley Wolverines girls' basketball squad members were pretty tired from a hard-fought 61-39 loss to Hinton the previous night, according to their coach, Terry Jensen, when they took on the Lawton-Bronson Eagles last Tuesday at Lawton...
Bulldogs drop 2 to Sioux Central (12/10/07)
AURELIA - The Aurelia basketball teams took on the Sioux Central Rebels here on Friday night in their Northwest Conference openers. The girls' game did not start well for Coach Tim Galvin's Bulldogs, as they trailed the Rebels 13-2 after the first quarter. The Rebels increased their lead to 30-10 at halftime, and were ahead 41-19 after three. The final score was Sioux Central 60, Aurelia 35...
WHS girls tumble late at E'Burg (12/10/07)
EMMETSBURG - The Cherokee Washington High girls dropped a close 31-28 game at Emmetsburg Friday night after leading at all the stops except the final one. Cherokee eked out to a 6-1 lead after the first quarter in the defensive struggle, led 15-10 at halftime, and 21-19 after three frames, before the host E-Hawks outscored the WHS club 12-7 in the fourth stanza for the Lakes Conference win...
MMC wrestlers split matches (12/10/07)
HULL - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestlers split a pair of duals here last week, falling 46-15 to Sibley-Ocheyedan, and then beating West Lyon 45-36. Blake Erdman at 125 pounds, and Russ Godbersen at 135 won both of their matchs by fall. Other pin winners for MMC were Ben Mayer at 140, Jerad Letsche at 160, and Luke Dreckman at 215...
Eagle boys, girls fall to Jays (12/10/07)
LeMARS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys' basketball team "never really got going on the offensive end," said their coach Al Vasher, talking about a War Eagle Conference matchup with the Le Mars Gehlen Jays here on Monday Dec. 3. As a result of the Eagles' poor offensive showing - and a strong effort by the home team - the Jays won the contest by a 69-35 score...
Braves fall in Lakes opener (12/10/07)
Cherokee loses late lead to falter, 44-41 EMMETSBURG - The Cherokee Braves opened the new basketball season here Friday night Nov. 30, dropping a defensive struggle 44-41 to Emmetsburg, after taking a 33-30 lead into the fourth quarter. The slow-paced game saw the E-Hawks eke to a 9-7 lead after the first frame, trail 23-20 at halftime, and 33-30 after three periods, before outscoring Cherokee 14-8 in the final stanza...
Robert A. Brink (12/10/07)
Robert A. Brink, 89, of Cherokee, died Tuesday Dec. 4, 2007, at his home following a brief illness. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Meriden Evangelical Free Church, Meriden. Pastor Larry Ostercamp officiated. Burial was in the Correctionville Cemetery, Correctionville. V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post # 2253 provided graveside honors at 2 p.m. at the cemetery...
Thomas D. Bradstreet (12/10/07)
Thomas D. Bradstreet, age 60, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. A Memorial Service will be held for the family at a later date. Thomas D. Bradstreet, the son of Harry and Lois (Huwe) Bradstreet was born on Oct. 18, 1947 in Hartley. He graduated from Washington High School in Cherokee. Tom married Sheila on April 10, 1999 in Spencer...
Lois L. Powell (12/10/07)
Lois L. Powell, 89, of Kingsley, Iowa passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 at the Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Funeral services took place on Dec. 6, at Meadow Star United Methodist Church in rural Washta, with Rev. Bill Cotton will officiating. Burial was at the Kingsley Cemetery...
Maxine H. Alexander (12/10/07)
Maxine H. Alexander, 91, died Dec. 1, 2007, at her home in Hutchinson, Kansas. A memorial service was held on Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at the First Christian Church, 15 East Fifth, Hutchinson, Kan., with the Rev. John Warring and the Rev. Kim Biery presiding...
Woltman/daughter (12/10/07)
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 oz. and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by her sister, Vivian and brother, Clark...
Stevenson/daughter (12/10/07)
Dave and Roxanne Stevenson of Holstein are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Evelyn Lilly Stevenson was born Nov. 25, 2007 at 9 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs. and 10 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Bonnie and Dave Stevenson of Holstein, Renee Aumiller of Des Moines and Paul and Karen Harwath of Sioux Fall, S.D...
Ross Rambles:What do we stand for? (12/10/07)
If we want to express righteous indignation at barbaric treatment experienced by Americans traveling or working abroad, we need to avoid barbarity toward foreigners ourselves. Civil libertarians have hailed a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court stating that President Bush has overstepped his authority. Bush set up rules himself for the trials of suspected terrorists held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay...
Basic Biittner: 'Tis the Season (Once Again) (12/10/07)
Unless you have been in a cave - or a coma - for the last week or two, you have probably noticed that "Christmas is a-comin', and the geese are getting fat. Please to put a penny in the poor man's hat. If you haven't got a penny, then a ha'penny will do. If you haven't got a ha'penny, then God bless you."...
From the Midway : Being a dictator isn't easy (12/10/07)
I have taken notice lately of a very-very disturbing trend - people handing over their freedom one ballot at a time. I'm not referring to us -- our freedom is protected by the US Patriot Act. I'm talking about the alarming events in Russia, Pakistan and Venezuela where attempts have been made to allow presidents to stay in power after terms are up or, in the case of Chavez in Venezuela, be declared "President for Life." That attempt failed by a narrow margin...
Gray Matter:A Story Worth Repeating (12/10/07)
A nephew, Jeff Dorr, who was born and raised here at Marcus, has recently moved from Texas to Cary, NC. with his wife, Meena, and their three youngsters. Cary is a smaller city within commuting distance of Durham, home of Duke University. Scott Smiley is a new student at Duke's Fuqua School of Business. ...
What do you call a weed chopper? (12/10/07)
The Australian retail store chain Westaff is already backing off on its policy of not allowing store Santas to say 'Ho, ho, ho.' The Santas in training were informed that the term 'Ho' might be offensive to women. This is one of those self-correcting controversies when public exposure of a ridiculous, politically correct policy causes withdrawal of that policy...
Carelessness is unacceptable (12/10/07)
Across the country, children suffer unneeded pain and anxiety, their health is threatened and millions of dollars are wasted every year because of faulty refrigeration equipment for vaccines. In one recent case in Sioux City, more than 1,000 families were notified by letter and telephone that they needed to get their children revaccinated. ...
A vicious circle (12/10/07)
High oil prices have a ripple effect on the prices of nearly everything we purchase, from gasoline to groceries to clothing. All of these items are affected by oil prices, but a change to a more diverse energy economy with alternative and renewable fuels has driven up the cost of many of the crops grown here, which are raw materials for many items...