It's time to give up
(Editorial ~ 01/31/08)
Iowa has long had a unique claim among states regarding local control of educational standards. Iowa is the only state that does not have statewide standards regarding what specific knowledge needs to be obtained by what specific grade level. Iowa's system of leaving standards up to individual school districts seems to have worked well, based on Iowa's average achievement on standardized tests, which is well above the national average...
Washta native pens pro wrestling book
(Other Sports ~ 01/31/08)
Being Moore: My Life in Professional Wrestling by Ben Puttmann of Urbandale, formerly of Washta, has just been released by book publisher, Publish America. The publisher has released the following information on this book: Known to most as only entertainment, there is much more to the underground world of professional wrestling than what television shows you. ...
Troy N. Valentine
(Obituary ~ 01/31/08)
Troy N. Valentine, 68, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 in the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls due to complications following surgery. Services were held on Jan. 28 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial was held in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Moller and Aguirre/son
(Births ~ 01/31/08)
Ashley Moller and Joel Aguirre are pleased to announce the birth of their son. David Joel Moller was born on Jan. 18, 2008 at 2:07 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs. and 12 oz. and measured 20 ½ inches long. Grandparents are Jim Moller of Cherokee and Lisa Reinert of Storm Lake and Narz Aquirre of Texas and Norma Ceullar of Strom Lake...
Mitchell and Cates/daughter
(Births ~ 01/31/08)
Chad Mitchell and Kendra Cates are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Brailynn Sue Mitchell was born on Jan. 16, 2008 at 6:50 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. and 7 oz. and measured 19 ¾ inches. Welcoming Brailynn home was her big sister LaKyon...
Times Gone By
(Local News ~ 01/31/08)
100 years ago Aurelia, January 23rd, special to the Times: This little town today is all agog over a sensational elopement, the details of which have just come out. The principals to the affair are Lloyd Wilson, a barber married and the father of three children, and Miss Gertrude Waddell, daughter of O. ...
Struck Strikes Out: Teeing off really tees him off
(Sports Column ~ 01/31/08)
I was looking out my sliding glass doors at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club's frigid winter landscape a few days ago, thinking out loud that, "By golly, this upcoming season, I'm going to play me some serious golf." I've only played a couple rounds the past few years and I don't really know why, except to say that my game has disintegrated to an embarrassing degree, I lose my balls a lot shorter now, arthritis has gnarled some fingers, and many of my old cronies have quit, retired, split up, or developed other interests.. ...
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