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Stories from Wednesday, December 26, 2007

School board approves tennis sharing (12/26/07)
The Cherokee School Board approved continuing a sharing agreement for boys' tennis with Galva-Holstein. The action was taken during the Monday evening meeting, which contained a light agenda of open session items. This is a continuation of an agreement last school year to accommodate a G-H student who wanted to participate in tennis, which is played in the spring. The same student would like to play tennis this school year...
Council makes appointments (12/26/07)
Appointments for various positions, including a new fire chief, were made at the Tuesday meeting of the Cherokee City Council. Dave Lucas, who has served as second assistant chief, is now the fire chief. This is a part-time position that pays $6,000 per year. Jack Olson, who has served, as chief for many years will remain with the fire department. Gary Chase will remain as the fist assistant chief. Mark Napier will serve as second assistant chief...
New program possible at MHI (12/26/07)
Jeff Simonsen, supervisor, reported to the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 18 that plans are in place to create a 13-bed unit for inmates who need substance abuse treatment. If given final approval, the 13-bed unit would be operated by the Synergy Center, a substance treatment center on the Cherokee Mental Health Institute campus...
Dealing with problems at MMC (12/26/07)
Requests for early graduations (graduating mid-term) came up for discussion at Dec. 18th's meeting of the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School Board. Three such requests were submitted to the board. Supt. Jan Brandhorst had the board review the policy for mid-term graduation which requires students to make the request in June for the following January. The other key requirement for granting early graduation is that the student must complete all of the required credits and have passing grades...
New musicians key Jazz & Blues Festival (12/26/07)
Rockin' Cherokee party set for January 4-6 The 8th annual Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival is scheduled to rock Our Town Friday through Sunday, January 4-6, 2008. Because of scheduling difficulties, for the first time in years Mark Pender and his Mark Pender Band will not be here to thrill audiences with Mark's unique style of upbeat jazz...
Obama comes to Cherokee (12/26/07)
As the campaign for president gets close to its first-in-the-nation contest in Iowa, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination drew the largest crowd of any candidate to appear in Cherokee this year. Senator Barak Obama appeared at the Cherokee Community Center on Monday as the third appearance on a tour through Northwest Iowa that began in Spencer and ended in Sioux City...
Norman Roggow remembered (12/26/07)
He was a handsome young man. Family photos attest to that. They depict him as a smiling boy, growing up in a close-knit family and looking forward to his future. They also show him as a Navy aviator, looking gallant in his uniform and wanting to make the world a better place...
Aurelia drops two at Schaller (12/26/07)
SCHALLER - The Bulldogs of Aurelia played two Northwest Conference basketball contests here on Tuesday Dec. 18 against the Schaller-Crestland Rockets, and the home team took both contests. In the opener, the Bulldogs of Coach Tim Galvin, a Schaller-Crestland alum, had a tough time against the Wildcat duo of Chelsea Clayton and Roxanne Grundmeier. ...
MMC girls top RSM, 54 - 40 (12/26/07)
REMSEN - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls team traveled to Remsen for a War Eagle Conference basketball matchup with the Remsen St. Mary's Hawks on Dec. 18 and in Eagle coach Shane Wiliams' words "This was a typical RSM - MMC rugged,physical contest."...
South O'Brien boys win in OT (12/26/07)
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien Wolverines had to go to an overtime period on Dec. 18 to defeat the Sioux Central Rebels 65-61 in non-conference basketball action here. South O'Brien's Andy Puhrmann scored 36 points to lead the Wolverine offensive attack, and Jarod Syndergaard added 10 points. Trevor Tiefenthaler, Scott Patten, and Will Franzmeier tallied 13 points apiece for Sioux Central, and Josh Reiling added 11...
Bulldog teams sweep Panthers (12/26/07)
AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldog teams played host to Storm Lake St. Mary's on Dec. 21 in a pair of Northwest Conference games, and the Bulldog teams came away with a pair of victories. In the opener, the Bulldog girls led the entire game, with quarter scores of 11-2, 25-4, and 37-18, before posting a final score of 50-37. ...
Braves fall to SB-L, 63-46 (12/26/07)
SERGEANT BLUFF - The Cherokee Braves took on the Sgt. Bluff-Luton Warriors in non-conference basketball action here on Saturday Dec. 15. The game was originally scheduled for December 1, but was postponed due to weather conditions. The host school led all the way over the young Brave squad, by 14-10, 25-18, and 46-24 quarter scores, and the final score was SB-L 63, Cherokee 46...
AGHSC finishes second at home dual meet (12/26/07)
HOLSTEIN - The Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland Stonecutters hosted five other teams in a dual wrestling meet here on Saturday. Coon Rapids-Bayard won the team title, going undefeated in five matches, while the host Stonecutters wee 4-1, losing only to the champions, by a 44-29 score. Sheldon/South O'Brien finished third, with a 3-2 mark; Rockwell City-Lytton/Southern Cal was fourth (2-3); Sioux City West was fifth (1-4); and Alta was sixth (0-5)...
S-O wins 'Fuhrman' mat invitational (12/26/07)
Braves Loughlin & Jones, MMC's Lehnhoff & Godbersen champs Talented and deep Sibley-Ocheyedan ran away with the team title of the Paul Fuhrman Wrestling Invitational in Cherokee Saturday, totaling 245.5 points to runner-up Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove's 161...
South O'Brien drops two to West Sioux (12/26/07)
HAWARDEN - The South O'Brien varsity baketball squads traveled here Friday night, Dec. 14, for a pair of War Eagle Conference games, and when they left town, it was the Falcons of West Sioux who were celebrating a sweep over the Wolverines. In the girls' contest, West Sioux led all the way, as the Falcons improved their record to 6-1 with a 52-30 win over Julie Pailsen's Wolverines. ...
South O'Brien boys hand BC-IG first loss (12/26/07)
PAULLINA - South O'Brien rode the 20-point scoring of Andy Puhrmann and Ryan Brasser to an upset 71-53 win over previously undefeated Battle Creek-Ida Grove in non-conference basketball action here on Saturday Dec. 15. The Wolverines scored 30 points in the first quarter, and led the game at the half, 41-26, before rolling to their final 61-53 victory. Jarod Syndergaard added 14 points to his teammates' 40, as the SOS trio outscored the BC-IG team, 54-53...
G-H, RV split pair (12/26/07)
CORRECTIONVILLE - River Valley and Galva-Holstein met here for a pair of Maple Valley Conference basketball games on Dec. 14, and both schools came away with a victory. In the opener, the Wolverines trailed the Lady Pirates 36-27 at the half, but stormed back - outscoring G-H 16-5 in the third quarter - and, led by Emily Todd's 27 points, took a 66-58 victory. ...
Hupke Named Next Softball Coach at BVU (12/26/07)
STORM LAKE -- Buena Vista University Director of Athletics Jan Travis has announced that Heather (White) Hupke has been named the next head softball coach at BVU. Hupke will succeed current head coach Marge Willadsen who earlier this school year announced she will retire at the conclusion of the 2008 season...
Morningside women head to Hawaii (12/26/07)
The Morningside College women's basketball team, including junior starter Autumn Bartel from Cherokee, plays in the Surf N Turf Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii this week. The Mustangs play Misericordia University at 6 p.m. CST on Wednesday Dec. 19 and Pacific University at 8 p.m. CST on Thursday December 20...
Maye L. Small (12/26/07)
Maye L. Small, 80, of Washta, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at 6:15 p.m. in the Correctionville Nursing & Rehab Center following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held Dec. 21 at the Washta United Methodist Church, with Rev. Carolyn Hollar officiating...
Dorothy Ann Hyndman (12/26/07)
Dorothy Ann Hyndman, 76, of Cherokee, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 at Careage Hills in Cherokee, following a lengthy illness. Services were held Friday Dec. 21 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee...
Pete Christensen (12/26/07)
Pete Christensen, 97, formerly of 200 E. Maple Cherokee, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2007 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center Cherokee. Services were held Friday Dec. 21 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Larry Nielsen officiated. Burial was in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley, Iowa...
Janette Prince (12/26/07)
Janette (Jan) F. Prince, 85, of Sioux City, died Saturday Dec. 15, 2007 under the care of Hospice of Siouxland following an extended illness. Memorial Services were held at Mayflower United Church of Christ, Sioux City, on Dec. 20, 2007, with the Reverends Dan Lozer and Laird Keever officiating. Internment will be in Cherokee, Iowa at a later date...
Eulalia Mary Miller Woltman (12/26/07)
Eulalia Woltman, 85, of Cherokee, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. Services were held Dec. 22, 2007 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Cherokee...
Robert Stratton (12/26/07)
Robert "Bob" Stratton, 82, of Estherville, died Sunday Dec. 16, 2007 at Avera Holy Family Health Hospital following a brief illness. Funeral Services were held Dec. 20, 2007 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee, Father Armand Bertrand officiating. Burial was in the Holy Name Cemetery, Marcus...
Sambrano/Herwig wedding (12/26/07)
Dawn Sambrano and Brad Herwig, both of Cherokee, were united in marriage on Dec. 20. The ceremony took place at the Cherokee County Courthouse. Sambrano's children - Jess Sambrano, Nick Keith, Katie Sambrano, and Michael Herwig - gave the bride away in marriage...
From the Midway: The burning issue of smoking (12/26/07)
OK, if you're a non-smoker stop reading this column. It's for Smokers only. Go outside and wait a few minuets, then you can come back to read the rest of this paper. Smokers unite! It's time to take back the living rooms and restaurants across America. We smokers have given up too much. This year, the state of Iowa has raised the tax on smoking by $1 a pack...
Ross Rambles: Barak and I (12/26/07)
Senator Barak Obama's visit to Cherokee on Monday Dec. 17th would have been a disappointment for him if he had been unable to meet with me. Fortunately for the Illinois senator, a top contender for the Democratic nomination for President, I was able to work him into my schedule...
Basic Biittner - The New Yankees? (12/26/07)
I've come to the realization lately that the NFL's New England Patriots are dangerously close to reaching the "I hate that team" status of the New York Yankees, L.A. Lakers, and Dallas Cowboys. I say this as a long-time fan of some of those teams, because you see, part of these team's fate is that people either "love 'em or hate 'em." Some people tag these successful teams as "America's Team," while others wish they played soccer in Europe, so us Americans could ignore them...
From the Midway : Worst stories of 2007 (12/26/07)
This time of year, most of your big TV networks start showing their year in review programs. The programs usually give a rundown of the biggest stories of 2007 or famous people who died during the year. It gives us a time to reflect and hope for a better year to come...
Gray Matter : Merry Christmas! (12/26/07)
That beautiful holy day on which we commemorate the birth of Christ is almost upon us. As it approaches I have been noticing several things that set this season apart from those of recent years. Here in Iowa, at least, we are so inundated with politics that many Christmas matters have been crowded aside. ...
Employer needs to lighten up (12/26/07)
The office bulletin board, any office bulletin board at any company, has traditionally been a repository for humor that lampoons the company. Unless the humor makes a vicious personal attack against an individual administrator, management typically accepts the humor stoically, although often not appreciatively...
A sign of waste (12/26/07)
Environmentalists are warning that the increased demand for corn will likely cause the growth of the 'dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico. Because of rising demand for ethanol, American farmers are growing more corn than at any time since the Depression...
Showing resolve to stamp out drugs (12/26/07)
Countless youths have gained a few years of improved athletic performance at the cost of their health in subsequent years, many inspired by the belief that professional athletes have gotten away with using human growth hormone. Recent exposure of professional baseball players who have used such drugs has gotten the attention of society, including impressionable high school athletes...