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Stories from Friday, February 22, 2008

CCT to present "Annoyance" (02/22/08)
Be prepared to laugh yourself silly during the Cherokee Community Theater's next production, "Annoyance" by Sam Bobrick. Bobrick is the same author that brought you the uproariously funny "Murder at the Howard Johnson's." His newest offering promises to tickle your funny bone, too...
Recognition Banquet Held (02/22/08)
The Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation and the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce held their annual Recognition Banquet, honoring area businesses and individuals, on Saturday Feb. 16 at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee...
Morris named Citizen of the Year (02/22/08)
Wayne Morris, whose knowledge and work are vital to the success of many community events, was named Cherokee Citizen of the Year during the annual recognition banquet at the Cherokee WIT conference center on Saturday. The mayor is out of town, so the award was presented by last year's recipient, John Cook. The following was taken from John Cook's introduction:...
River Valley boys advance (02/22/08)
MOVILLE - The River Valley boys jumped out to a 20-6 lead after one quarter and used a nine-point edge in the third quarter to increase their lead and beat Maple Valley Conference foe Whiting in Class 1A District Tournament action here on Feb. 16. The Wolverines displayed their usual well-balanced scoring to end the Warriors' season, 66-47...
G-H boys topple Boyer Valley, 56-49 (02/22/08)
WOODBINE - Galva-Holstein boys basketball coach Bob Lee said his team "started out real well" in their District Tournament game with Boyer Valley here on Feb. 16th, "but in the second half," said Lee," we got a little lazy and took some things for granted."...
Bulldog season comes to a close (02/22/08)
MOVILLE - The Aurelia Bulldog boys' basketball team had high hopes as they came into this post-season, because 1) they finished their season strong; 2) they came on strong in the tournaments last season; and 3) their District didn't have any outstanding or dominant teams...
Lady Pirates fall in Districts (02/22/08)
Poor shooting costs G-H in Regional loss at Woodbury Central MOVILLE - Galva-Holstein girls' basketball coach Ken Slater summed up his team's season-ending Regional tournament loss to host Woodbury Central Friday night succinctly. "You are not going to be in too many ballgames shooting 20% from the field," said the former Cherokean, who also serves as the High School Principal at Galva-Holstein...
Struck Strikes Out : Questions desperately needing answers (02/22/08)
What gives, Strucker? My wife has recently lost a lot of weight, started going to the gym to work out five days a week, highlighted her hair, bought a bunch of new clothes including many sexy bras and panties, keeps buying more and more beauty supplies, jewelry, and fancy makeup, and spends a whole lot of time online and on her cell phone visiting with a male co-worker. ...
Marvin "Marv" McMurrin (02/22/08)
Marvin "Marv" D. McMurrin, 70, of Quimby, died on Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a sudden illness. Funeral services were held on Feb. 20 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial will be at a later date...
Mummert/Kast engagement (02/22/08)
Robin Mummert and Richard Kast of Middleton, Wis. are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding. The ceremony is to be held May 10, 2008 at the Saint Bernard's Catholic Church in Madison, Wis. with a reception to follow at the Quality Inn and Suites in Madison...
From the Midway: Is it cold enough for you? (02/22/08)
As of Feb. 15, I am officially sick of winter. I was trying to make it until next month but the old man final beat me down. In year's past I have always taken pride in myself on the fact that winter doesn't get me down. Each morning, I look out my window and for the last week the snow pile in my driveway has been growing. I tried in vain to keep the driveway clean. I have shoveled the darn thing out at least seven times this winter; as of yesterday the pile has grown to reach my chin...
Gray Matters: Humor to brighten a winter day (02/22/08)
When my son, who is helping plan a class reunion for this coming summer, recently spoke of the effort it took to track down former classmates and faculty, it struck a bell. When the classes I taught compiled their reunion lists, one faculty member's name, Carl Zehnder, always seemed to be mentioned first. ...
State has a responsibility (02/22/08)
The Iowa Department of Corrections reports that about 40 percent of its inmates have mental illnesses. The prison population in Iowa has more than tripled over the last two decades, overwhelming the mental health services provided by the state to inmates...