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Stories from Monday, April 7, 2008

Times Gone By (04/07/08)
100 years ago The first graduation exercises for county graduates was most successful and will be long remembered not only by the graduates but by the large audience which heard the splendid exercises. The Fish orchestra discoursed pleasing music entertaining the audience while for some reason it was kept waiting beyond the opening hour.
Tomahawk Royalty - (04/07/08)
Alison Husman and Scott Brown were named Tomahawk Queen and King during coronation ceremonies at Washington High School on Thursday. The annual Tomahawk Relays were run on Friday April 4 and Saturday April 5. Photo by Mike Leckband
Farm Bureau opens second local office (04/07/08)
Farm Bureau Financial Services opened a second office in Cherokee this week. Career Agent Bruce Jones is now at the new location at 515 West Main Street, across from the Cherokee County Courthouse. Sales Associate Brad Cave, who has worked in the Storm Lake office in recent months, will operate from his home in Marcus and also have an office at the 515 West Main address. Service Associate Audrey Pitts will work with Jones and Cave at the West Main Street office...
WHS students compete in NASA competition (04/07/08)
Six Cherokee Washington High School seniors and one teacher boarded a charter bus for a recent trip down to Houston, TX. These students joined nearly 130 other students from high schools in Northwest Iowa to travel to the NASA campus to compete in the MarsBase Space Settlement Design Competition...
NFL Competition held in Cherokee (04/07/08)
Student Congress a day-long event By Dan Whitney Staff Writer There was an NFL event held here in Cherokee on March 29, but don't worry, you didn't miss an appearance by Brett Favre, Randy Moss, or Tom Brady, because it wasn't THAT NFL, but rather the National Forensic League - the unsung, underpublicized debate team...
Tennis squads ready to go (04/07/08)
Cherokee pair earns ICCAC laurels (04/07/08)
FORT DODGE - Jessica Hunecke and Kylie Dilla, a pair of Iowa Central Community College basketball standouts from Cherokee, have earned first team All-Region honors from the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference. Hunecke, a sophomore center, and Dilla, freshman guard, were the driving forces behind a 29-4 season for the Tritons, which easily smashed the previous school record for wins. Of Iowa Central's four losses, three were to two-time defending national champion Kirkwood...
2 area athletes named All-Academic (04/07/08)
The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has released the 2007-08 Winter Academic All-Conference Team. A total of 76 student-athletes were represented among the league's five sports. Two student/athletes who prepped at schools in the Chronicle Times coverage area were among that group...
Struck Strikes Out: Fore! gone conclusions (04/07/08)
It's now April and warmer weather can't be far away. And that means it's getting close to golf time, folks! Is spring the best time of the year, or what? In fact, they put the flags and tee markers in and officially opened the Cherokee Golf & Country Club course Wednesday...
Mable Nehring (04/07/08)
Mable Nehring, 87, of Storm Lake, died Monday March 31, 2008, at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake following a lengthy illness. Services were held Friday April 4, 2008 at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Pastor Jamie Cutler will officiate. Burial was in the Fairfield Cemetery in Albert City...
Russell E. Peterson (04/07/08)
Russell E. Peterson, 64, of Cherokee, went to be with his Savior on Saturday, March 29, 2007. It was Russell's wish to be cremated. There will be no services held at this time. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements...
Larry D. Robinson (04/07/08)
Larry D. Robinson, 69, of Cherokee, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Mr. Robinson was cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee has charge of the arrangements...
Earl W. Hanks (04/07/08)
Earl W. Hanks, 84, longtime Quimby resident, passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at 4:15 p.m. in the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 3 at the Quimby United Methodist Church, Rev. Carolyn Hollar officiating. Burial was in the Quimby Cemetery, with military rites at the graveside by the Lyle W. Barnes Post #398 of the American Legion and L.A. Wescott Post 2253 of the V.F.W...
From the Midway:Is sex the answer to your problems? (04/07/08)
Last month there was a political scandal that made national news involving New York Governor Eliot Spitzer (D). By now you have heard the news that Gov. Spitzer was allegedly involved with a high priced prostitute. I say allegedly because he still has not been charged with any crimes (as of yet) although his own statements have all but implied himself of being a very naughty boy...
Gray Matters:Thank you for your kindness (04/07/08)
There may be times when you readers think I dwell too much on this business of getting on in years. Well I'm at it again, so just skip on to the sports page if you find the subject too boring. Hmm! These last months when there has been so much ice underfoot, often accompanied by gale-force winds, I still tried to get out and do as much as I could for myself. ...
Let's all help clean up Cherokee! (04/07/08)
The City of Cherokee last week announced its annual Spring Yard Waste Pick-Up dates, and we can't say enough about the importance of all city residents to please participate in this vital community endeavor this season. We implore residents to clean up their properties as best they can and follow the rules that will enable Sanitary Services to pick up all your yard waste to help beautify this lovely, scenic, Little Sioux River Valley...
Dew knot trussed yore spell chequer (04/07/08)
Those among us who put complete faith in the "spell check" features of their computers might do well to take notice of the following "Ode To The Spell Checker." Author unknown. Eye halve a spelling chequer. It came with my pea sea. It plainly marques four my revue...
'Tastes & Sounds' a big hit (04/07/08)
For those who have never attended such an event, one of the crown jewels of the Cherokee Washington High school year is the annual "Tastes & Sounds of Cherokee" presented by the Cherokee Music Boosters. For the uninitiated, the popular affair held in the beautiful Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee, consists of several local food vendors providing succulent samples of their specialties, while the WHS band and vocal students play and sing in the background...