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Stories from Friday, February 15, 2008

A Cherokee native's unique gift to depot (02/15/08)
A family history with the Illinois Central Railroad in Cherokee, a treasured boyhood roaming the halls of the local ICRR Depot, and being "blown away" by the dedication and resolve of this community to salvage and restore the historic Depot has led a former resident to pay the rent for two meeting rooms for a year...
G-H girls bomb Rockets, 64-39 (02/15/08)
HOLSTEIN - The busy Galva-Holstein girls bounced Remsen-Union 64-39 in a Maple Valley Conference tussle here on Feb. 5th that ended the regular season for both clubs. The Lady Pirates jumped to an 18-13 lead in the first quarter, and ballooned that to 35-19 at halftime. A 29-20 scoring advantage for the Pirates in the second half told the final story...
2nd half lifts HWC past Braves (02/15/08)
Cherokee boys host Westwood in tourney Feb. 11 The Cherokee Braves, playing a smart, patient brand of basketball, gave the defending Class 2A state champion Hull Western Christian boys all they wanted in the first half here on Feb. 8, before a brutal 27-10 scoring run by the Wolfpack in the third quarter led to a resounding 86-50 Lakes Conference victory...
Lady Pirates end Aurelia season (02/15/08)
HOLSTEIN - The Aurelia girls' basketball squad played well in a low-scoring first half in Class 1A District Tournament semi-final basketball action here on Feb. 7, leading host Galva-Holstein by a 14-12 score at the half, before being outscored by a whopping 39-8 in the second half on the way to a decisive 51-22 loss...
RV girls prevail over MMC (02/15/08)
Taylor's 26 pace Eagles in foul-plagued game REMSEN - River Valley girls' basketball coach Terry Jensen said he always tells his teams "It takes defense and (making) free throws to win in this game," but chuckled when he said this truism didn't exactly ring true on Feb. 7...
Stricklett/daughter (02/15/08)
Shawn and Cammy Stricklett of Holstein are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Cadence Marie Stricklett was born on Feb. 2, 2008 at 5:04 a.m. She weighed 7 lbs. and 10 oz. and measured 19 inches long. Grandparents are Craig and Gloria Todd of Washta and Christine Brown of Council Bluffs...
Reinert/Ferrier engagement (02/15/08)
Sybil Kirsten Reinert and Matthew William Ferrier, both of Des Moines, are pleased to announce their engagement and plans for a May 10 wedding. The couple will be married at Our Lady's Immaculate Church in Ankeny and the reception will be held at the Hilton in Des Moines...
Thoughts from the State Legislature (02/15/08)
On February 1st, Fiscal Services released a report on general fund revenue growth through the first seven months of FY 2008. Strong growth is still evident. Revenue is coming in 10 percent higher than the previous year, so, the temptation exists to create new programs and spend more money. ...
Distracted driving is dangerous driving (02/15/08)
Ever since the invention of the automobile, it has been important for the driver to be vigilant and aware of what is going on around them. Automobiles are, in the hands of the wrong person, one of the most serious killing machines ever invented. Technology has made the automobile easier to drive and safer, but inventions such as radios, video screens and cell phones have given drivers distractions that can turn deadly in an instant...