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Stories from Monday, March 17, 2008

Council approves two bond resolutions (03/17/08)
$250,000 for fire department van; $400,000 for Community Center The Cherokee City Council, on back-to-back 3-1 votes, approved two resolutions authorizing the issuance and levying a tax for an amount not to exceed $650,000 in General Obligation Bonds for a new, custom-made Cherokee Fire Department equipment/personnel van, and renovation of the Community Center...
Wilcox Completes Extensive Genex Training Program (03/17/08)
Zachary Wilcox, formerly of Marcus, Iowa, graduated from the two-week basic training program at the Genex Cooperative, Inc. headquarters in Shawano, Wis. The training program was the first step in preparing Wilcox for his career in the cattle artificial insemination (A.I.) industry...
Ag Partners LLC acquires C-S Agrow Agronomy business based in Calumet Iowa. (03/17/08)
Ag Partners, a leading agricultural retailer in Northwest Iowa, announced Tuesday that it has acquired the agronomy business of C-S Agrow Service Co. Established in 1976 by Craig Struve, C-S Agrow has grown into a major retailer and service provider to farming operations in Northwest Iowa. ...
Supervisors meet with CFD (03/17/08)
The Cherokee County Supervisors met for their regular meeting on March 11 on the lower level of the Cherokee County Courthouse. First on the Board's agenda was a funding request of the Cherokee Fire District. Roger Frisbie and Hank Hayes addressed the Board on behalf of the CFD...
Police chase leads to gunshot injury (03/17/08)
AURELIA - Following a traffic stop here ocurring about 11:50 p.m. on March 7, a 20-year-old Aurelia male led the Aurelia Police and a Cherokee County Sheriff's deputy on a high-speed chase for approximately 11 miles. The pursuit ended at a farm residence south of Aurelia, where the suspect allegedly sustained a self-inflicted firearm injury. He was then air-lifted to a Sioux City hospital, and later transferred to an Omaha hospital in an unknown condition...
James A. Harman Jr. (03/17/08)
James A. Harman Jr., 76, of Marcus, passed away at his home on Friday, March 7, 2008, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Rev. Gary McDonough officiated. Burial followed at Marcus -- Amherst Cemetery...
David L. Sayre (03/17/08)
David L. Sayre, 88, of Cherokee, passed away Friday March 7, 2008 at Careage Hills in Cherokee. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler officiated and burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. ...
John T. "Jack" Woodall (03/17/08)
John T. "Jack" Woodall, 82, of Kingsley, passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Sioux City. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 10, 2008 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Kingsley. Rev. Robert Blair officiated. Burial will follow at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Washta...
Marjorie J. Roethler (03/17/08)
Marjorie Roethler, 89, of Aurelia died on March 8, 2008 at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services were on March 12 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee with Deacon Leroy Rupp officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Cherokee. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established...
Evelyn L. Mattoon (03/17/08)
Evelyn L. Mattoon, 86, of Cherokee, passed away Friday March 7, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee with Bob Blair officiating. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at the Scandinavian Cemetery in Alta...
Carl Arnold "Arnie" Berglund (03/17/08)
Carl Arnold "Arnie" Berglund, 86, of rural Marcus, passed away Friday, March 7, 2008 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 11th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Rev. Duane Queen and Rev. ...
BASIC BIITTNER : R.I.P. R.P.I. (03/17/08)
A few years ago, in their never-ending quest to drive college basketball fans crazy (why do you think it's called "March Madness?"), Bob Knight's favorite organization, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (hereafter known as the NCAA) devised something called the R.P.I. to "help" their committee that selects the at-large teams for the 64-team (no, excuse me, 65-team) post-season basketball tournament...
Gray Matters - Admissions of an almost addict (03/17/08)
Here am I, someone who once thought she could only write with pen in hand, and who considered herself a total novice with all things electronic. Then my computer "went down." When you're writing the old fashioned way and your pen goes dry, you just pick up another pen, but that's not how it works anymore. What a surprise to find out how much I had come to rely on this magic machine!...
On your mark, get set, grill! (03/17/08)
After too many months of freezing, sub-zero temperatures, biting winds, and way too much snow and ice, the wondrously warm weather the past few days has folks thinking "outdoors." With the arrival of the "outdoor" season comes the outdoor cooking season (although some of us fire up the grill throughout winter) and health experts advise outdoor chefs to keep food safety in mind every time out...
Parents not in the 'no' (03/17/08)
The fact that children well-understand the effects of nagging until they get their way should come as no great revelation to most parents. Today's kids have made an art form out of nagging and begging for certain materialistic items until the poor parents toss their hands in the air and cave in just to quiet the persistent child...