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Stories from Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Times Gone By (03/04/08)
100 years ago John Ehm who has been renting a farm near Marcus was killed by a fall from a load of hay last Friday afternoon. He was unloading hay in the mow of a barn and was pulling the trip rope when the rope broke and he fell from the top of the load to the ground striking on the back of his head and crushing his skull. He lived about two hours after the accident. Mr. Ehm was on the same farm on which Mr. Greenwalt was killed about a year ago in falling from a load of hay...
Local farmer answers call for leadership at Iowa Farm Bureau Ag Leaders Institute (03/04/08)
Robert Donahoo of Peterson is one of 25 Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) members participating in the Farm Bureau 2008 Ag Leaders Institute. The year-long Institute offers cutting-edge information about agricultural issues while developing individual leadership skills and working to create a network of leaders across Iowa. ...
River Valley board to sell properties (03/04/08)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley Board of Education Monday night unanimously approved resolutions to proceed with the sale of two parcels of School District real estate. The board approved a resolution to sell for cash bid at public auction real estate commonly known as the vacant Quimby School Bus Barn lot...
DAR special visitors (03/04/08)
Seeing through all the smoke (03/04/08)
The bill proposing a statewide ban on smoking was approved by the Iowa House last week, and a modified version was approved by the Iowa Senate on Wednesday. In the House version of the bill, smoking would be banned in virtually every workplace in the state, as well as in restaurants, taverns, and other facilities open to the public. Exceptions are made for casinos, and for private veterans clubs such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, but only when those facilities are not open to the public...
MMC board accepts resignations (03/04/08)
MARCUS - At their Febrauary meeting, the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School Board accepted the resignations of High School and Middle School Principal Bill Siillau after 15 years of service to the district, and high school English instructor Karen Swinger who will complete her first year at MMC. Swinger is going to Pakistan to teach English...
Brandt named county treasurer (03/04/08)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors voted to appoint Roswitha "Hedgie" Brandt, currently the deputy county treasurer, to the position of county treasurer. The appointment becomes effective at the conclusion of this week, the last week before the retirement of Lynde Lundquist, the current county treasurer...
Cherokee Board approves school calendar (03/04/08)
The Cherokee School Board approved a 2008/09 school year calendar that calls for the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 18 and a last day of class on Friday, May 22. Snow days would be made up after Memorial Day which is May 25. Staff will have four workdays before the start of classes and one day after the end of classes...
Home Show set (03/04/08)
The 2008 Chronicle Times Home Show, coming up on March 8, will feature information and products to improve homes and lifestyles. Exhibits from various vendors will be on display throughout the time of the home show and there will be special programs given by three presenters...
Paullina's Schnoes to IHSAA Hall of Fame (03/04/08)
Panther all-stater joins eight other inductees DES MOINES - Nine new members will be added to the Iowa High School Athletic Associaton's Basketball Hall of Fame at this year's State Tournament. The inductions will be at the halftime of the Class 4A Championship on Saturday, March 8...
Pirates' late-season magic ends (03/04/08)
G-H boys fall 65-45 in Class 1A Substate final SIOUX CITY - The Galva-Holstein Pirates grabbed a 13-11 first quarter lead over Boyden-Hull in their Class 1A Substate game Feb. 26 at the Tyson Events Center here, but that turned out to be the highlight of the evening for coach Bob Lee's Pirate squad, which dropped a 65-45 decision...
SOS boys' varsity basketball stats (03/04/08)
PAULLINA - The season statistics for the South O'Brien varsity boys' basketball team were released this week. The Wolverines averaged 60.8 points per game on offfense, while their defense held opponents to a per game average of 51.2. Individually, 6-1 senior Andy Puhrmann scored 487 points (20.3 ave.) on 48% field goal shooting (52 on two-pointers and 45% on three-point attempts). ...
Season stats for Aurelia basketball (03/04/08)
AURELIA - The final season statistics for the Aurelia High School varsity basketball teams have been released by coaches Grant Peckenschneider and Tim Galvin. Senior point guard Leah Kai led the Bulldog girls in scoring with 281 points, an average of 13.4 ppg. Freshmen Meghan Glawe and Audrey Winterhof were second and third on the team, averaging 6.3 ppg and 5.7 ppg, respectively. Seniors Tiffany Johnson and Kaitlin Sandine averaged 4.6 and 3.8 points per game, respectively...
All-Lakes boys basketball announced (03/04/08)
Cherokee's Tyler Jones earned second-team All-Lakes Conference basketball honors announced this week. The 6-0 junior was the Braves' lone pick on the first and second All-Lakes Conference teams, as selected by the coaches. No honorable mention selections were submitted to the Chronicle Times...
Knaack posts 'best' in weight throw (03/04/08)
CEDAR FALLS - Kayla Knaack, a River Valley High School graduate and a junior at Simpson College in Indianola, recently posted a season best in the weight throw at the UNI Dome Open Indoor Track & Field Meet at the University of Northern Iowa here. The Correctionville native threw the weight 47-71/4 and finished in eighth place for the Storm...
Nelson places in two track events (03/04/08)
LINCOLN, Neb. - Morningside freshman Kara Nelson, a 2007 Cherokee Washington graduate, placed in two individual events at Saturday's GPAC Indoor Track and Field Championships here. Nelson finished second in the women's 3000 meter run, running in a time of 10:24.52, and also captured fifth place in the women's mile run. Nelson ran that event in 5:12.92...
Robert D. "Bob" Patterson (03/04/08)
Robert D. "Bob" Patterson, 73, of Cherokee, passed away Feb. 28, 2008 at his home, following an illness of several months. Memorial services were held Monday, March 3 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Jim Steen officiated. There was no visitation, as it was Bob's wish to be cremated...
Marie G. Zelle (03/04/08)
Marie G. Zelle, 76, of Waverly, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at the Eichhorn Haus of Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 29, 2008 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waverly, with Pastor Joyce Sandberg officiating. ...
Doris Morrill Thomas (03/04/08)
Doris Morrill Thomas of Cherokee, 91, died at Countryside Estates Assisted Living on Feb. 24, 2008. Memorial Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Ethan Saylor officiating. Burial of the remains will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date. The family requests that memorials be made to the Cherokee Public Library...
Donald Otto Nord (03/04/08)
Donald O. Nord, of Hot Springs, Ark., died on Feb. 2, 2008 at the Golden Nursing Home in Hot Springs, Ark. A memorial service is scheduled for March 6, 2008 at the VFW Post Home in Hot Springs, Ark. Burial will be in the Arkansas Memorial Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, Ark...
Ida Krumm (03/04/08)
Ida E. Krumm, 86, of Spencer, passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, at First English Lutheran Church of Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl officiated the service...
Johnson/son (03/04/08)
Bobby and Jenna Johnson of Cleghorn are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Laiken Robert Johnson was born on Feb. 19, 2008 at 10:37 p.m. he weighed 7 lbs. and 12 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Mark and Karen Johnson of Cleghorn and Steve and Lisa Schweitzer of Strang, Neb...
Cameron/daughter (03/04/08)
Casey and Amber Cameron of Galva are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Addisyn Michele Cameron was born on Feb. 19, 2008 at 3:37 a.m. She weighed 7 lbs. and 8 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Welcoming Addisyn home were her sisters, Kalyn and Kierstyn...
Radke/Robertson engagement (03/04/08)
Myron and Sue Radke of Aurelia announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Sue Radke to Gregory W. Robertson, son of Tom Robertson and Carolyn Robertson of Iowa City. The bride-elect graduated from Aurelia High School and the University of Northern Iowa...
Lussier-Reed (03/04/08)
Mone't Lussier and Chris Reed of Cherokee are pleased to announce their engagement. The wedding ceremony will be held Feb. 28, and a reception will be held at the V.F.W. Club in Cherokee on Feb. 29. Mone't is the daughter of the late Gary Sr. and Deana Lussier of Cherokee, and is currently employed at Best Western La Grande Hacienda of Cherokee...
Cuthrell/Rasmus engagement (03/04/08)
Paul & Linda Cuthrell of Aurelia are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Courtney Ann Cuthrell to Jason Paul Rasmus, son of Doug and Bobbi Rasmus of Cherokee. The bride-elect's grandparents are Phyllis Cuthrell of Aurelia, the late James Cuthrell of Cherokee, and Betty Forest and the late Duane Forest of Cherokee...
From the Midway: Smoking Ban a Real Bummer (03/04/08)
It is not known at this time if the Iowa Senate has passed the smoking ban for Iowa businesses, although the likely-hood of a ban looks like it's going to be law very soon. It's going to be a sad day. It's been no secret that I'm a smoker but I'll be ok. ...
Basic Biittner: The Unbroken Circle (03/04/08)
From 1969-1971, Country legend Johnny Cash had a weekly ABC - TV show, which accomplished two objectives: 1) Exposing non-country music fans to country music and its artists; and 2) Exposing country fans to current non-country music and artists. Cash did this by booking an eclectic set of guests, all of whom were fans of his music. Cash, by the way, is a member of both the Country and Rock ad Roll Halls of Fame, so who better to merge the two genres?...
Check adapters for energy waste (03/04/08)
They're called lots of names, such as external power supplies, power blocks, power bricks, and chargers, and they're an integral part of a wide variety of electronic products. Power adapters convert AC voltage from a wall outlet to the DC voltage that charges the batteries in - or directly powers - cell phones, cordless phones, laptop computers, calculators, tools, digital cameras, camcorders, answering machines, and many other devices...
Be ready for power outages (03/04/08)
The ice and snow storms hitting the entire state of Iowa the past several weeks proves that we in the heartland are never free from dangerous winter storms until well into springtime. While total power outages don't happed very often, they do occur with enough frequency that should force families to be safely prepared if they're left in the cold and dark. Especially during late winter when ice and freezing rain become a real problem for all of us...
FEMA's foibles (03/04/08)
Almost since the start of that ugly Labor Day weekend in 2005, when hurricanes ripped much of the South followed by the flooding of New Orleans, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been under fire. The latest black mark on the agency is acknowledging, after months of denial, that trailers used for temporary housing give off dangerous levels of formaldehyde fumes...