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Stories from Monday, February 11, 2008

PF print winner (02/11/08)
Rhonda Fassler was the winner of the pre-banquet Pheasants Forever drawing for a print by Greg Bordignon -- "Bringing in the Harvest." Fassler is flanked by Tim Haupert (left) and Roger Braun (right) of Pheasants Forever. The Pheasants Forever Banquet will be held on Saturday, March 15, at the WITCC Conference Center in Cherokee. Photo contributed...
Supervisors hear Public Health update (02/11/08)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met for their regular weekly meeting on Feb. 5. On the agenda was a Public Health update from Cherokee Regional Medical Center's CEO, John Comstock. It has been six months since the CRMC was awarded the contract for the County's Public Health Department...
Bulldogs split with Pomeroy-Palmer (02/11/08)
AURELIA - The "third time was the charm" for the Aurelia and Pomeroy-Palmer basketball teams on Feb. 5, as the two teams finally managed to play a pair of Northwest Conference games which were delayed twice by Old Man Winter. In the opening game, the Aurelia girls held a small lead throughout most of the game, and were ahead 34-28 going into the fourth quarter. The Knights outscored the Aurelia gals 17-7 in the last quarter though, to win the contest, 45-41...
Aurelia drops 2 to Mustangs (02/11/08)
AURELIA - The first time the Aurelia teams played Northwest Conference rival Newell-Fonda this season, the Mustangs posted 30+ point victories in both the boys and girls games. When they met again here on Feb.1, the Bulldog girls' fate was much the same as in the Dec. ...
G-H takes two games from P-P (02/11/08)
HOLSTEIN - Galva-Holstein played a non-conference basketball doubleheader against Pomeroy-Palmer here on Feb. 2, and came away with two wins against the Northwest Conference Knights. In the girls' game, Galva-Holstein played what Coach Ken Slater called "By far our best offensive effort," in beating the Knights 64-21...
Sheldon boys nip Braves, 36-35 (02/11/08)
Two-point 4th quarter is Cherokee's demise The Cherokee Braves lost a heart-breaking 36-35 Lakes Conference basketball game to Sheldon here on Feb. 5, after scoring just two points in the fourth quarter to seal their own doom. For what it's worth, Cherokee's Matt Koch was fouled shooting a two-point field goal with about two seconds left, but the officials made no call and ran out of the gym as the buzzer sounded in the poorly officiated game...
WHS girls no match for Orabs (02/11/08)
Dilla's 15 leads Cherokee scoring As opposed to the crisp, fast-paced offensive attack that led them to decisively beat Storm Lake the night before, a lethargic, tired Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team went through the motions against Sheldon here on Feb. 5th, succumbing 47-34 after scoring just nine points in the first half and 14 in the first three quarters...
Pirates split games with Rebels (02/11/08)
HOLSTEIN - Galva-Holstein entertained the Westwood Rebels in a pair of Maple Valley Conference basketball games on Friday, and each school came away with a win. In the opener, the Lady Pirates scored only two points in the first quarter in a rough start, and trailed 11-2 after the first quarter. ...
Cherokee girls sink Storm Lake (02/11/08)
Drennan's double-double fuels WHS fire The improved Cherokee Washington High girls went on a 24-9 scoring tear in the fourth quarter to lay waste to Storm Lake 64-49 in Lakes Conference basketball action here Monday night. Postponed from Jan. 29 due to inclement weather, the game was moved to Monday night and the WHC gals did not disappoint an enthusiastic crowd...
Braves take out Storm Lake (02/11/08)
Dagel leads Cherokee boys to sweet victory Balanced scoring, pumped to play at opening jump, and hitting critical shots at crucial times parlayed into sweet success for the Cherokee Braves here on Feb. 4 - a 51-43 win over Lakes Conference arch-rival Storm Lake...
12 area wrestlers to districts (02/11/08)
Loughlin, Jones, Godbersen win Sectional titles Cherokee Washington's Nick Loughlin ran his spotless mark to 33-0 in capturing the Class 2A 152-pound championship at the sectional meet in Sheldon on Feb. 2, and teammate Tim Jones won the heavyweight championship, running his season mark to 22-3...
Joseph F. Rupp (02/11/08)
Joseph F. Rupp, 66, of Cherokee, passed away Friday, Feb. 01, 2008 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. There was a time of sharing for family and friends on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Joe was born Dec. 30, 1941 in Cherokee, to Joseph John and Beulah (Pelton) Rupp. ...
Jess Akin (02/11/08)
Jess Akin 89, of Cherokee, died Sunday Feb. 3, 2008 in the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. following a lengthy illness. Memorial Services were held on Friday at the Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee. Gregg Johnson officiated. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or the American Cancer Society...
Phyllis J. Ambrose (02/11/08)
Phyllis J. Ambrose, 80, of Fairbury, Ill. died Feb. 3, 2008 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Ill. Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Chenoa at a later date. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is in charge of arrangements...
Basic Biittner : E-mailing Bud(dy) (02/11/08)
Like many of the advancements in technology and communication, e-mail has its ups and downs. Just ask anyone who receives hundreds of "spam" e-mails every day, no matter how many spam blockers they may employ. That is the primary "down" of the e-mail world for me. ...
Gray Matters:Veterans of World War II (02/11/08)
The preponderance of WW II veterans in current obituary columns is sobering. The ranks of those who served our country so nobly is thinning. The recent January date on which my sister and her soldier husband were married 66 years ago, brought many reminders. The two of them had graduated from Iowa State in 1939. Helen had a job in Joliet, IL as home economist for a utility company and Harold had entered the service...
A penny saved is not worth the effort (02/11/08)
If not for the superstition that picking up a penny conveys good luck, any such coin dropped on the sidewalk would stay there until it was swept away along with other debris. Adages involving the penny date back to when the coin was more than just a nuisance...
A needed step (02/11/08)
Many Shiite Muslims feel it is their turn to rule Iraq after many years of oppression by Sunni Muslims. Sunnis dominated the Baath party through which Saddam Hussein, himself a Sunni, controlled the country. This feeling by Shiites is understandable but would ensure continued strife. The only hope in the uphill struggle toward peace is to create a genuine partnership of power between Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds...