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Stories from Monday, April 21, 2008

Dog Etiquette (04/21/08)
Western iowa Tech in Cherokee recently offered their first-ever class course in Dog Etiquette. The 4-hour course was instructed by long-time dog lover/groomer/boarder Val Cedar, owner of "Bow-Wow Boutique,
Nick at Nite, Cherokee style (04/21/08)
Cherokee Washington senior Nick Loughlin reads a bedtime story to eager young listeners at The Book Vine Thursday evening. "Nicholas and Friends" is one of the regular Thursday evening events at The Book Vine. Photo by Dan Whitney
Bindner seeks post (04/21/08)
After much consideration, Linda Bindner of rural Marcus will seek the Democrat nomination for the Cherokee County Supervisor District 2 seat in the upcoming election. Bindner commented, "It is always something I have wanted to do." The seat is being vacated by Ron Wetherell, a Cleghorn Republican who served 16 years on the board...
Renewed enthusiasm for SoyEnergy (04/21/08)
MARCUS - The audience in the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School gym, filled with investors to hear updated plans for the plant, gave their approval on April 10 to proceed with a scaled-down plan for the Soy Diesel plant. The board, plant manager and representatives from BEST Energies filled the investors in on the details of why plans have changed for the plant...
Times Gone By (04/21/08)
100 years ago H. W. Petersmyer while working on the tabernacle on Union street was climbing a ladder and it slipped and Mr. Petersmyer fell to the ground spraining his ankle very badly and bruising him up generally. Mr. Petersmyer went home and a physician called out once. The sprain proved to be a bad one and he will be confined to his home at least six weeks. A sprain of this kind is the most painful kind of an injury and Mr. Petersmyer suffers considerably...
RV Board approves 2008-09 budget (04/21/08)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley Board of Education Monday approved the District's 2008-2009 budget totaling $5,635,813. The new property tax levy is $13.52 per $1,000, down from last year's $14.00 per $1,000. The Board also approved John Anfinson to fill out the Board of Education term of Terry Jensen, who has moved out of state. ...
Golf Braves runners-up at Spencer (04/21/08)
SPENCER - The Cherokee Braves finished runner-up in a Lakes Conference golf triangular at the Spencer Country Club here on April 8. Host Spencer won the meet after carding a 145, followed by Cherokee with 171, and Storm Lake 174. Michael Clark of the Tigers was medalist with a 34. He beat teammate Jay Monahan, who also shot a 34, in a playoff...
Tennis Braves stay undefeated (04/21/08)
Cherokee sweeps Midgets, 9-0 ESTHERVILLE - The determined Cherokee Braves tennis team won their second consecutive 9-0 match at Estherville-LC here on April 7th, after shutting out Spirit Lake Park by the same score last week to kick off the 2008 season...
Cherokee tennis girls fall to E-LC (04/21/08)
Visiting Estherville-LC clipped the Cherokee Washington High girls tennis team 7-2 in Lakes Conference action here on April 7th. Cherokee won a singles and doubles match for its two wins against the tough Midgets. For the WHS lasses n singles, Shannon Schroeder lost 10-4 to Stephanie Wittmar at number one, Allie Parker beat Lexie Hash 10-4 at two, Demi Dunn lost 10-8 to Sarah Christiansen at three, Michelle McGarry lost 10-7 to Kaylene Vos at four, Sofie Seliger lost 10-3 to Emily Swalve at five, and Marissa Leissler lost 10-4 to Morgan Kirchner at six.. ...
SC, L-B take Kraai Relays titles (04/21/08)
HOLSTEIN - The Southern Cal girls and Lawton-Bronson boys won the team titles on April 7th at the Russ Kraai Relays here, as the host Galva-Holstein teams finished third (girls) and fourth (boys). Total team scoring was used in the meet. In girls' action, first place winners among area athletes included River Valley's Heather Husman in the 200 meter dash, with a time of 28.68; her teammate Kaysi Byers, who won the 3000 meters with a time of 12:11.90; and Galva-Holstein's Jessica Mathes, a freshman who won the 1500 meters with a time of 5:27.24.. ...
Good shot (04/21/08)
CLARION - Megan Hummel of Cherokee placed 4th at the state finals in Clarion recently for the Knights of Columbus free throw shooting contest. She qualified for state by taking first place honors at Cherokee, LeMars and Remsen for the age group of 12-year-old girls. On her final round at state, she made 18 of 25 free throws...
Joy Wieland Sweet (04/21/08)
Joy Wieland Sweet, 73, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2008 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a several month illness. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Richard Arndt officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Iola H. Ross (04/21/08)
Iola H. Ross, 86, of Cherokee, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Monday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega officiated. Burial was in the Cherokee Memory Gardens Cemetery...
BASIC BIITTNER: No Seniors? (04/21/08)
Well, the Final Fours are over, and Kansas and Tennessee are the champions of NCAA basketball for 2008. A job well done, and thanks to all the fine young athletes who entertained us over the past couple of weeks. A week or two ago, the All-American teams were named, and, on the Men's team, an interesting thing happened. ...
Slow down out there (04/21/08)
We encourage area motorists to please slow down at unmarked, residential intersections in Cherokee. With the arrival of spring and the school year nearing its end, there will be many vehicles on city streets and those unmarked intersections - especially in the west part of town where the school, Community Center, Country Club, Bacon Aquatics Center, renovated and enhanced Gillette Park and its large playground, and Mental Health Institute daily attract dozens of vehicles. ...