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Stories from Thursday, January 24, 2008

Testing shows Aurelia students' proficiency (01/24/08)
AURELIA - At their regular monthly meeting on Jan. 14, Aurelia School Board members were shown the results of ITBS and ITED tests taken by 131 Aurelia students in grades 3-8 and 11 in October, The test scores showed a great majority of the students to be proficient in the three areas tested - reading, math, and science...
L-B takes final MVC tourney (01/24/08)
SOS clips cold-shooting Braves (01/24/08)
Mat Braves compete at Le Mars (01/24/08)
Loughlin stays perfect with win over #1 Gill LE MARS - The short-handed Cherokee Braves wrestling squad placed four of the seven grapplers competing in the Le Mars Wrestling Invitational here on Jan. 12, with undefeated and second-ranked (Class 2A) Nick Loughlin claiming the championship at 152 pounds, beating the state's top-ranked Class 3A wrestler in the process...
MMC grapplers 4th at invite (01/24/08)
Godbersen is lone Eagle champion ROCK VALLEY - Russ Godbersen was the lone Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn champion at Saturday's Nighthawk Wrestling Invitational here, the team title won by Akron-Westfield which totaled 173 points. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley was second with 157 points, followed by Sheldon-South O'Brien 146, MMC 136, West Sioux 106, Okoboji 85.5, Dakota Valley, S.D. 67, MOC-Floyd Valley 65, and Hull Western Christian 50...
A-W wins MMC double dual (01/24/08)
Cherokee's Loughlin, Jones stay undefeated CLEGHORN - Filling all but two weights, talented Akron-Westfield claimed a wrestling double dual here last week, slamming Cherokee 65-10, and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 52-14. MMC then took care of Cherokee 43-16 in the double dual moved to Cleghorn after the MMC gym was flooded over the holidays...
Margaret Birch (01/24/08)
Margaret Birch, 90, of Cleghorn, Iowa passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2007 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, following a short illness. Funeral services were held on Jan. 16 at the Cleghorn Presbyterian Church. Rev. Rick Kargard and Rev. Ray Kruger officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Lowell Elvin Lindstrom (01/24/08)
Lowell Elvin Lindstrom, 80, passed away gently and peacefully on Jan. 6, 2008, surrounded by his family following a lengthy illness. A family prayer service in memory of Lowell was held on Thursday Jan. 10, 2008, with the Pastor Dale Farwell officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in the family plot at the Laurens, Iowa Cemetery...
Duane "D. W." Homan (01/24/08)
Duane "D. W." Homan, 80, of Cherokee, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 in a Wichita, Kan. Hospital following a two-month illness. Memorial services were held Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Duane was born June 25, 1927 at Waverly to Carl and Ila (Johnson) Homan. He graduated from Waverly High School in 1945. He was married to Maxine Ritchie on April 20, 1952 at Waverly...
Beyer/Steffen (01/24/08)
Amanda Christine Beyer and Aaron Michael Steffen, both of Ames, are pleased to announce their engagement and plans for a June 7 wedding at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport. The ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. and a reception to follow at 5 p.m. at The Golden Leaf Center in Davenport...
Gray Matter: Outdone (01/24/08)
I am always a bit uncomfortable when I realize that I've been outdone. I can usually convince myself that I'm not doing too badly for an eighty-six-year-old, but I've been seriously bettered twice lately. Ouch ! First, I heard from Ruth, a high-school classmate. ...
Better living through playing (01/24/08)
For years, parents and public health officials have been bemoaning the trend of young people spending hours in front of a television or computer screen, watching television, surfing the Internet or playing video games. Wellness advocates have been urging children to go outside and get some exercise, experience "actual" reality instead of "virtual" reality...