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Stories from Friday, February 8, 2008

Accident is fatal (02/08/08)
Ronald Schumann, 37, of Cherokee, died as the result of a one-vehicle accident on Saturday night Feb. 2, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department. Schumann reportedly was driving his 1995 Chevy Suburban west on C-43 west of Aurelia about 10 p.m. and lost control, rolling the vehicle. He died as the result of his injuries...
Book Vine ribbon cutting (02/08/08)
Mollie Loughlin (cutting the red ribbon) and her husband Jay (to the right of Mollie),along with their two sons, hosted a red ribbon cutting Feb. 1 at the Book Vine, a newly opened "book store and more" on West Main Street in Cherokee. Photo by Ken Ross...
Times Gone By (02/08/08)
100 years ago On Wednesday evening at the home of M. Mummert at about five o'clock occurred the wedding of Arthur E. Hickey and Blanche B. Mummert. The rooms were prettily decorated in green and white. To the strains of Lohengrin's bridal march rendered by Miss Grace Kleeberger the wedding party entered the parlor. The ceremony performed by Rev. Huffman was simple and impressive...
Aurelia Commercial Club "kicks off" 2008 (02/08/08)
Roger Redig named Citizen of the Year The Aurelia Commercial Club held its annual Kick-Off Banquet on Jan. 30th at the Aurelia Golf Course. Chief among accomplishments for the city in 2007 was the movement to replace the 80-year-old Community Center with a new, larger building which will enable the citizens of Aurelia to have special meetings and functions in Aurelia, rather than having to move these functions out of town...
Account set up for Browns (02/08/08)
The Cherokee Veterans Affairs office recently announced the creation of a fund raising account at Cherokee State Bank for David and Claudia Brown. The Browns, along with their daughter Melinda, were injured in a car accident on Dec. 29. The account is set up to help pay medical cost that the Browns have accumulated. A fundraiser benefit event is pending at the Cherokee American Legion...
MMC, Aurelia teams split (02/08/08)
Dreckman leads Eagle girls; Bruce paces 'Dogs By Paul Struck Editor REMSEN - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls snagged a hard-fought 52-40 non-conference victory over Aurelia here Thurday night, as Eagles Kaylee Dreckman and Samatha Taylor combined for 37 points...
E-LC downs Cherokee girls, 51-38 (02/08/08)
ESTHERVILLE - The Cherokee Washington High girls outscored Lakes Conference leader Estherville-LC 26-23 in the second half, but a 21-12 deficit at halftime was too much to overcome as the host Midgets went on to a 51-38 victory here on Feb. 1. Lacie Drennan led the balanced Cherokee scoring with eight points, while Alison Husman and Shauna Drefke added seven apiece, and Shelby Dilla and Jesselyn Racine five each...
Basketball Braves take out E-LC (02/08/08)
ESTHERVILLE - Trailing 33-31 at halftime, the gritty Cherokee Braves utilized timely baskets from Kyle Schuck and Cody Ege, and a big three-ball from Tyler Jones, to outscore the host Midgets 17-10 in the pivotal third quarter on the way to a hard-earned 58-54 Lakes Conference basketball victory here on Feb. 1...
MMC wrestlers clip K-P, 42-24 (02/08/08)
KINGSLEY - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestlers defeated Kingsley-Pierson 42-24 in a neighborhood dual here on Jan. 28, both teams' final action before the Feb. 2 Class 1A Sectionals in Moville. The Eagles of coach Steve Phillips garnered four pin wins in the match from Russ Godbersen at 135 pounds, Jerad Letsche at 160, Blaine Dammann at 171, and Luke Dreckman at 215...
Ronald D. Schumann (02/08/08)
Ron Schumann, 37, of Cherokee died Saturday Feb. 2, 2008 as a result of injuries received from a car accident near Aurelia. Funeral services were held on February 6 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor James Steen officiating. Burial was in the Swan Cemetery in Swan, Iowa on February 7, with Pastor John Claussen officiating...
Wanda I. Friend (02/08/08)
Wanda I. Friend 86, Primghar, passed away on Jan. 30, 2008 at her home in Primghar. Funeral services were held on Feb. 2 at the Church of Christ in Primghar, with Rev. John Byrd officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Arrangements were under the direction of the Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Primghar...
Max Pixler (02/08/08)
Max Pixler, 89, of Loveland, Colo., passed away Jan. 30, 2008. A memorial service was held on Feb. 2.
Claribell Husman (02/08/08)
Claribell Husman, 93, of Cherokee, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2008 at the Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia. Funeral services were held on Feb. 1 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, Rev. Richard Arndt officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Pruett/daughter (02/08/08)
Mitch and Mikaela Pruett of Sioux Falls, S.D., are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Christine, born on Jan. 21, 2008, at 12:29 a.m. She weighed 8 lbs. and 10 oz. and was 21 inches long. Caroline's grandparents are Steve Nord and the late Carol Nord of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Merl & Barb Pruett of Cherokee...
Elliott/Stephens (02/08/08)
The parents of Lauri Elliott and Kiel Stephens are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their children. Lauri is the daughter of Steve and Lois Elliott of Cherokee. She is a 2003 graduate of Washington High School and a 2007 graduate of Wayne State College with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration/Human Resources. She is currently the Assistant Human Resources Manager for Cargill in Ottumwa, Iowa...
Winding Roads: What a frustrating time! (02/08/08)
What do we do to knock some sense into most of the politicians' heads in D,C.---it is absolutely hopeless. Would a few hundred dollars make that much difference to most of us? Our government is going to borrow dollars to send many folks a check to spur the economy on. This is absolutely nuts...
Do we need expanded tax holiday? (02/08/08)
A proposal currently under consideration by state legislators is expanding the number of items that qualify for the annual state sales tax holiday, the first weekend in August. The proposal would expand the sales tax exemption to include more than clothing and eliminate the $100 maximum for each item to qualify...
Dropout solution needs funding (02/08/08)
The state legislature is considering raising the minimum age for dropping out from the current age of 16 to 18. If this is done, the state should be prepared to pay the extra cost and also be willing to be more flexible in making high school worthwhile for reluctant students...
Let's control satellites (02/08/08)
A U.S. spy satellite that has lost propulsion will fall to earth sometime in late February or early March. The object will probably break up and rain down fiery debris over a large area. A NASA spokesman predicts that there will likely not be anyone killed or injured. This prediction is based on the fact that more than 70 percent of the earth is covered by oceans...