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Stories from Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A farewell to a fellow firefighter (01/16/08)
For well over 20 years, Jerry Tuttle of rural Washta was a mainstay of the Washta Fire Department. Over the years as a volunteer "smoke eater," Jerry turned in a wide variety of duties... a list that ranged from terms as both treasurer and assistant fire chief to head spatula handler at countless fire station barbecues and cook-outs. ...
Pirate boys lose to Rockets (01/16/08)
SCHALLER - The Galva-Holstein boys basketball team played a very good first quarter here on Thursday night in a make-up game against Schaller-Crestland, leading 19-7 after the initial quarter. The Pirates held that 12- point lead through the second quarter and led 27-15 at the half...
Helping hand (01/16/08)
Jeff Hayes, President/CEO, of North Star Community Credit Union presents a check for $500 from the Iowa Credit Union Foundation to credit union member Miguel Garcia. Miguel's home and most of his belongings were destroyed in a house fire. The Iowa Credit Union Foundation has money set aside to cover immediate expenses of Iowa credit union members who have suffered a loss in a disaster. Photo Contributed...
Flooded MMC gym passes air quality tests (01/16/08)
School's activity hub couuld be unusable for months MARCUS - Preliminary reports from the school's insurance carrier indicate there's nothing to be alarmed about regarding possible mold hazzards in the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn gymnasium following a water main break that flooded the gym and its environs with more than 140,000 gallons of water over the holidays...
City manager search continues (01/16/08)
Cherokee City Council members met in closed session last week to discuss the applicants for the position of city manager. After the closed session, the council went into open session and voted to direct Clarence Krepps, consultant to the city in the city manager hiring process, to seek further candidates with a hiring date target of July 1...
Times Gone By (01/16/08)
100 years ago At about nine o'clock last evening the fire bell sounded an alarm for the second ward and the hoarse notes of the fire whistle soon mingled its sound with the clanging bell. The fire was located at the new gas plant and was under control before the arrival of the fire company. The compressor pump had been working badly and workmen were repairing this by lantern light...
Cherokee girls claim first victory (01/16/08)
Balanced scoring leads WHS past Emmetsburg A pesky half-court trapping defense and superb balanced scoring led the Cherokee Washington High girls to an exciting 58-54 Lakes Conference victory over Emmetsburg here on Jan. 11. Hustling on defense, hitting the boards, and pushing the ball upcourt throughout, the energized Cherokee club, with one proven varsity regular with experience, rang up its first win of the season after 10 consecutive losses, many of those last-minute bummers when Cherokee just could not finish the job.. ...
Braves fall to Emmetsburg in OT (01/16/08)
The snakebit Cherokee Braves watched shot after shot rim in and out of the basket on the way to a frustrating and disappointing 44-43 overtime loss to Emmetsburg in Lakes Conference boys basketball action here on Jan. 11. Trailing 16-7 after the first quarter and 26-15 at halftime, the sluggish Braves battled back to win the next two periods to force the OT, outscoring the E-Hawks 23-12 in the second half to forge a 38-38 tie at the end of regulation...
G-H girls win fourth in a row (01/16/08)
Joslin sisters lead scoring for Lady Pirates The Galva-Holstein girls continued to stay on one sweet roll since the holiday break, sweeping two dangerous basketball foes last week. On Tuesday, the Pirates clipped Whiting 50-38 in Holstein, and Thursday night sneaked past Schaller-Crestland 51-48 in Schaller...
Bulldogs split with Wolverines (01/16/08)
Bruce's triple-double paces Ňurelia boys AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldogs played a non-conference doubleheader with River Valley here on Thursday night, and a strong second half by the Bulldog boys enabled the home team to earn a split of the two games...
Stonecutters lose two tough mat duals (01/16/08)
MAPLE VALLEY - The AGHSC wrestling team lost both ends of a double dual to two quality teams, MVAO and BCIG/OA , here on Thursday, falling 36-33 to MVAO, and 48-26 to BCIG/AO. The AGHSC coaches said they "weren't real happy with the effort and the intensity the kids showed. The kids need to get more physical and aggressive to be successful. We will need to re-group and get ready for the conference tournament at Kingsley on Saturday."...
Spalding girls hit MMC in OT (01/16/08)
REMSEN - Granville Spalding drained a three-pointer at the buzzer in regulation to forge a 50-50 tie with the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls, and then recorded an 11-5 scoring advantage in the overtime period to claim a 61-55 win over the Eagles here last week...
G-H teams split with O-A (01/16/08)
Joslin's 20 points pace Lady Pirates to win HOLSTEIN - The improving Galva-Holstein basketball teams split a Maple Valley Conference encounter with Odebolt-Arthur here Tuesday night, the G-H girls winning the opener 67-63, and the Pirate boys falling 50-39 to the visiting Trojans in the nightcap...
Iowa Central women go to 15-0 (01/16/08)
FORT DODGE- The unbeaten, top-ranked Iowa Central Community College women's basketball team cleared a big hurdle Wednesday night with a 71-62 win over No. 12 Des Moines Area Community College at Boone. The Tritons, now 15-0 and off to their best start in school history, used...
Gaydo has a great day at his "workplace" (01/16/08)
Cherokee man bowls 809 series Tim Gaydo has been bowling most of his life. His parents owned and operated the Cherokee Bowl for many years and Tim, who bowled on the Midwest PBA Tour for several years in the 1990s, purchased the business in the late 1990s...
Struck Strikes Out: Questions desperately needing answers (01/16/08)
What gives, Strucker? My wife has recently lost a lot of weight, started going to the gym to work out five days a week, highlighted her hair, bought a bunch of new clothes including many sexy bras and panties, keeps buying more and more beauty supplies, jewelry, and fancy makeup, and spends a whole lot of time online and on her cell phone visiting with a male co-worker. ...
Lewis Shea (01/16/08)
Lewis Shea, 66, of Cherokee, died suddenly on Wednesday Jan. 9, 2008 in Davenport, Fla. Services are pending with Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Shea was preceded in death by his parents. Lewis is survived by four sons, Steve Shea and Lynn Pearson of Sac City; Allen and Tanya Shea of Lake Andes, S.D.; Mike and Danette Shea of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Todd and Chris Kiefer of Wichita, Kan.; one daughter, Kandace and Ron Nasis of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren and three Great-grandchildren...
Katharina Marie Dickman (01/16/08)
Katharina Marie Dickman, 96, of Kingsley, passed away on Jan. 9, 2008, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held on Jan. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Holstein. Visitation was held on Jan. 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein...
Grauer/daughter (01/16/08)
Jared and Gayle Grauer of Lincoln, Neb. are pleased to announce the arrival of their first child. Their daughter, Briley Sue Grauer was born Dec. 11, 2008. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Joan and Ed Mundil of Hooper and Linda and Keith Grauer of Cherokee. Great-grandparents are Shirley Skadeland and Rhoda and Vernon Grauer of Cherokee...
Winding Roads: Proud Americans, are we? (01/16/08)
I like that song, "God Bless the USA", with its line "I'm proud to be an American," as it brings out a patriotic feeling. We are proud because we think this country has brave citizens who are hard working and dedicated to making this the best country ever. It was a given that responsible citizens make decisions based on that premise. Am I living in the dark ages or what?...
Taking care of business (01/16/08)
What if police officers needed to use firearms against armed felons but could not do so because the department neglected to purchase bullets or what if police could not pursue criminals speeding away from the scene of a crime because no one thought to put gasoline in the police vehicle?...
Do it right this time (01/16/08)
The city of Cherokee showed poor planning 2 1/2 years ago when it failed to take advantage of a grant program that would have paid 80 percent of the cost of a trail from the Highway 59 Bridge to the present Koser Spring Lake Park trail. After nine years of planning and $25,000 in engineering costs, the city withdrew its grant application in May 2005, one week from the bid letting process...