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Stories from Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Times Gone By (12/18/07)
100 years ago Cherokee has enjoyed two very superior lectures this week. Tuesday evening that prince of travelers and illustrators entranced a large audience at the opera house for two hours while he with the aid of exquisitely executed views gave much valuable information regarding the countries bordering the east coast of South America. Even the well informed citizen could not fail to gather much additional knowledge from this lecture...
Central Bank buys parking lot (12/18/07)
The Cherokee City Council accepted a bid of $2,200 from Central Bank for a property on South Fourth Street across the street from the bank. The property is being used as a parking lot and is expected to remain a parking lot following purchase by the bank. The bank had purchased the property in 2001and donated it to the city for the purpose of converting it into a parking lot...
Santa visits the museum (12/18/07)
Santa will be visiting the Sanford Museum on Dec. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m., Dec. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. Santa hopes everyone will come and see him and visit the festival of trees on display at the museum as well as the trees decorated by the Roosevelt School students...
Needy children fund raiser (12/18/07)
On Saturday Dec. 15, the Brightside Lounge hosted the 37th Annual Needy Children Fundraiser. According to NCFR founder Stan Sitzmann, "Many wonderful gifts and toys have been donated for this year's event. We only ask that all items for the auction are new or fairly new."...
Tornado warning sirens suggested (12/18/07)
Aimee Barritt, county emergency services director, and Ginger Walker, county conservation director, appeared at the Tuesday meeting of the Cherokee County Conservation Board to discuss the possibility of putting tornado warning sirens in the two most used parks in the county -- Silver Sioux and Martin's Access...
Project reaches milestone (12/18/07)
The Cherokee City Council authorized the mayor to sign the notice of final inspection and acceptance of project for the Bacon Aquatic Center/Gillette Park project on Dec. 11. "It was seven years and one month ago that a group of concerned citizens brought forth this idea," said John Cook, who along with Dr. Robert Martin, co-chaired the committee that raised funds for the ambitious project to create an aquatic center and make park improvements...
Aurelia Board approves purchase of new bus (12/18/07)
50th anniversary for Larrabee couple (12/18/07)
Real estate accepted for Marcus (12/18/07)
The Marcus City Council met for the last time this year for a short meeting to finalize this year's business. The council was pleased with the new fence erected around the east side of the water tower. Eventually, they will put fencing around all of the tower area...
MMC grapplers 2nd in WEC (12/18/07)
Eagles Godbersen, Mayer claim titles HINTON - Akron-Westfield captured the team title of the 2007-2008 War Eagle Conference Wrestling Tournament here Tuesday night, amassing a 4-0 record in the five-team tourney. Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn finished second with a 3-1 mark, followed by Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2-2, West Sioux 1-3, and Hinton 0-4...
Radke to coach in Shrine Bowl (12/18/07)
Veteran Aurelia coach will head North squad AURELIA - Aurelia's veteran coach Myron Radke has been selected by the Iowa High School Football Coaches Association to serve as the head coach for the North squad in next summer's annual Shrine All-Star Football Classic...
Bulldogs split with Pomeroy-Palmer (12/18/07)
POMEROY - The Aurelia Bulldog basketball teams came to town Dec. 11 for a Northwest Conference doubleheader, and came away with one win and one loss. In the opener, the Aurelia girls led all the way - holding leads of 8-4 after one quarter, 16-8 at the half, and 34-16 after three - before posting a final score of 46-23. The win lifted Aurelia's record to 2-5...
Rated Falcons hit WHS girls (12/18/07)
Spirited Cherokee effort falls short against BCIG Junior stalwarts Hannah Redenius and Rebecca Shomo combined for 53 points to lead the undefeated and seventh-ranked Battle Creek-Ida Grove girls to a hard-earned 73-61 victory over Cherokee here Tuesday night...
Braves lose to BC-IG (12/18/07)
Balanced scoring for Cherokee, just not enough of it Cherokee's basketball Braves, some of them out-hustled badly in the first half by an opportunistic Battle Creek-Ida Grove team, rallied in the third quarter to cut a 14-point deficit to three points, but it was not enough as the undefeated Falcons rolled 69-56 here Tuesday night...
Pirates lose 2 games to BC-IG (12/18/07)
HOLSTEIN - Galva-Holstein boys' basketball coach Bob Lee said the first half of the Pirates' game with Battle Creek-Ida Grove here on Friday "was a great battle, with both teams going back and forth." Galva-Holstein held a 19-16 advantage after the first quarter, and BC-IG was on toop 33-30 at the half...
Long night in Alta for Bulldogs (12/18/07)
Aurelia boys fall 78-27 to top-ranked Cyclones ALTA- The Aurelia Bulldog teams made the short trip to Alta for a pair of Northwest Conference basketball games on Dec. 7, and unfortunately for them, had no victories to celebrate on the return trip. In the opener, the Bulldog girls were tied at 13 after the first quarter, but trailed by 10 at the half, 31-21. ...
Hustedt named to All-American squad (12/18/07)
Chad Hustedt, a Galva-Holstein graduate and Morningside College senior, has been named to the 2007 American Football Coaches Association/NAIA All-American team as a defensive strong safety. Hustedt made 105 tackles this season for the 9-3 Morningside squad, and established school records for interception return yards in a season (300) and longest interception return, a 99-yarder against Jamestown in the Mustangs' first-round playoff victory...
Barnes/MJM Rodeo stock shines (12/18/07)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Nine placings and $6,140 were won on Barnes/MJM bucking stock at the recent Great Lakes Circuit Finals during the North American Livestock Show here. The Great Lakes Rodeo Circuit consists of nine states, with rodeo bucking stock selected from seven stock contracting companies for the 2007 Great Lakes Circuit Finals...
Norman L. Roggow (12/18/07)
The remains of Lt. jg Norman L. Roggow, 26 -year old Naval Aviator, who was killed in action on Oct. 8, 1967 in Vietnam were recovered and repatriated to the United States and his family for burial in Iowa. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. ...
Wanda L. Hollingshead (12/18/07)
Wanda L. Hollingshead, 75, of Sioux City died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at Countryside Retirement Home after a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial services were Dec.15 at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel with Rev. Roger Madden officiating. Private graveside services were at Oak Hill Cemetery, Anthon...
Deana Bea "Cookie" Lussier (12/18/07)
Deana "Cookie" Lussier, 65, of Cherokee passed away Tuesday morning Dec. 11, 2007, at the home of her daughter in Cherokee, after a long battle with cancer. Services were at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at Ernest Funeral Home in Marcus, with the Chaplain Don Augustine officiating. Burial was in Marcus, at the Marcus Amherst Cemetery...
Biberdorf/son (12/18/07)
Paul Biberdorf and Shannon Booth Biberdorf of Cedar Rapids are pleased to announce the birth of their second son. Blythe Hollen Biberdorf arrived Nov. 8, 2007 at 8:32 p.m. He weighed 9 lbs. and 4 oz. and was 21 inches long. Big brother Brody helped welcome him home. Proud grandparents are Gary and Sheila Booth of Marcus and Delbert and Connie Biberdorf of Cherokee. Great-grandpa is Manfred Smith of Cherokee...
BASIC BIITTNER : College success vs. pro success (12/18/07)
The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner was name last weekend, and for the first time a sophomore, Florida U's Tim Tebow, was the winner of the trophy, given annually to the nation's "Most Outstanding Player" for that season, as voted on by sportswriters across the nation. ...
Keep things fair (12/18/07)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors appears determined to be frugal in giving raises to elected county officials and to employees without union representation. Although the county is in better financial condition than it was a year ago, the financial situation is still no better than OK...
Crack crackdown challenged (12/18/07)
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a district court judge's right to challenge federal guidelines in sentencing a man for possession of crack cocaine. Derrick Kimbrough pled guilty in 2005 to possessing 92 grams of powder cocaine and 56 grams of crack cocaine, as well as gun possession. The amount of cocaine leaves no doubt that this was a drug dealer...