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Stories from Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Retirements, moves impact Aurelia school (04/23/08)
There was a lot of business discussed at the Aurelia School Board Meeting on April 14th, most of it dealing with finances and personnel - probably the two biggest issues facing the District at this time...
Spring Rendezvous nears (04/23/08)
The Cherokee Ridge Runner's Spring Rendezvous will be held on May 3 and 4 this year. School Day will be on Friday, May 2. The public is welcome during daylight hours. Camping fees are $20 for 'primitive,' $25 for 'modern,' and $10 for single. The range fee is $10...
Faye Trimble turns 103 (04/23/08)
Cherokee resident Faye Trimble joined an exclusive club on April 17th, when she joined Kat Hanlon as the only two local citizens who are 103 years old. Faye was born in Webster City on April 17, 1905, to Fred and Josephine Carpenter Brown, the third of their five children (three boys and two girls). ...
Raymond Joseph Henke (04/23/08)
Raymond Joseph Henke, 90, of Marcus, died Sunday April 13, 2008 at the Heartland Care Center, Marcus. Funeral services were held Thursday April 17, 2008 at the Marcus Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Rev. Eugene Murray officiated. Burial was in the Maryhill Visitation Cemetery, rural Cherokee...
Pauline M. Larsen (04/23/08)
Pauline M. Larsen, 97, of Cherokee, died Saturday April 12, 2008 at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee following a brief illness. Funeral services were held April 15, 2008 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Richard Arndt officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Memorials are requested for the Trinity Lutheran Church and the American Cancer Society...
Darren Ruby (04/23/08)
Darren Ruby, 68, of Cherokee, died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at the Countryside Estates in Cherokee, following a lengthy illness. Memorial services were held April 19 at the First Baptist Church in Cherokee. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of arrangements...
Willard Fabian Carlson (04/23/08)
Willard Fabian Carlson, 92, of Cherokee, passed away Friday, April 11, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Tuesday April 15th at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Jim Steen officiated. Burial was held at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. There were military rites at the cemetery by L. A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W...
Arnold C. Thompson (04/23/08)
Arnold C. Thompson, 74, of Cherokee, died Saturday April 12, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, following a brief illness. Funeral services were held April 17, 2008 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Gregg Johnson officiated. Burial was in the Meriden Cemetery in Meriden. Military graveside honors were conducted by V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post # 2253...
Gray Matters: Family lore -- truth or fiction? (04/23/08)
I'm always reminding folks to record their family histories. Not long ago a friend and I were talking about this when she asked, "What do you do when stories seem to differ, depending on who's telling them?" I advised her to record them all, for there could be bits of truth in each version. ...
Eat, don't mistreat (04/23/08)
We concur with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) concerning the proliferation of "greased pig contests" in Iowa and other states. As the state and county fair seasons fire up this summer, the HSUS urges residents to avoid one fixture - the greased pig contest - at many of the state's fairs...