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Stories from Thursday, April 24, 2008

Marcus Council hears voting change (04/24/08)
MARCUS - The Marcus City Council learned that four townships will cast their ballots at the Cleghorn Community Center (referred to as Precinct 2) for the June primary elections, as well as the presidential elections. Bonnie Ebel, the Cherokee County auditor, was on hand at a recent Council meeting to explain why there will not be a voting precinct in Marcus...
Cleghorn Community Center considering park projects (04/24/08)
Due to the efforts and commitments by members of the Cleghorn community, the new Community Center has been successfully in use for over a year. In fact, bookings for the Cleghorn Community Center (CCC) are already coming in for this year's summer season. The response from those using the CCC has been very complimentary...
Aurelia Jazz Band takes second place at State Jazz Championships (04/24/08)
The Aurelia Jazz Band, Class 1A State Champions last year, came close to repeating that feat again at this year's championships, held in Des Moines on Tuesday. When all was said and done, though, Aurelia came up just a bit short, taking Second Place in this year's competition - not too bad...
Le Mars girls rap WHS in tennis (04/24/08)
Cherokee sophomore Demi Dunn was Cherokee's lone winner in Lakes Conference girls tennis action in Cherokee on April 14, as the visiting Bulldogs grabbed an 8-1 victory. Dunn beat Amelia Stonesifer 10-8 at number three singles for the Washington High club's only victory...
Tennis Braves fall at Le Mars (04/24/08)
LE MARS - Cherokee's undefeated boys tennis team, winners of their first three Lakes Conference matches in convincing fashion, stumbled to tough Le Mars here Monday night by the score of 5-4. The Braves split the varsity singles matches 3-3 with the Bulldogs, but went 1-2 in the doubles matches to seal their fate in the chilly, windy conditions...
G-H, RV girls vie in G-H Relays (04/24/08)
The Lawton-Bronson girls won the team title of the 2008 Galva-Holstein Relays Mondau night, totaling 737 points in the total team scoring system used...
L-B wins boys G-H Relays title (04/24/08)
Lawton-Bronson made it a clean sweep for the boys and girls titles at the April 14th G-H Relays here, the boys winning with 711 points, to runner-up East Sac County's 700.5.
MMC wrestlers honored at banquet (04/24/08)
MARCUS - Seniors Luke Dreckman and Ben Mayer earned awards of distinction at the recent Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn post-season Wrestling Banquet. Dreckman was named a team captain, Most Improved, and Outstanding Leader for the eagles after fashioning a 12-16 record for the year. Mayer was 30-11 this season and was awarded team captain, Dynamic Heart, and Most Valuable...
Schuett, Lugar lead track Braves (04/24/08)
The injury-plagued Cherokee Braves track and field team participated in two recent meets, placing 8th at the Le Mars Invitational last week, and 8th at the Knight Relays in Orange City Monday night. Orange City Unity Christian won the Le Mars meet with 126 team points, followed by Sioux City Heelan 102, Le Mars 88, Sioux City North 64.5, Sioux City East 62, Spencer 53, Sioux City West 41, Cherokee 21.5...
Loughlin Cherokee's 'Most Valuable' (04/24/08)
Senior Nick Loughlin, a runner-up at 152 pounds at the Iowa State Wrestling Championships, was voted the Cherokee Braves Most Valuable Wrestler at the recent post-season team banquet at The Little Panda Restaurant in downtown Cherokee. Loughlin finished his stellar senior season with a 38-1 record, and 133 career wins, number two for all time at Cherokee Washington High School. Loughin was a three-time state meet place winner, a repeat Lakes Conference champion, and a team captain this season...
Husman, Nicholson pace WHS (04/24/08)
The Cherokee Washington High girls track and field team placed fifth at the April 14 Sheldon Relays, crowning two champions in the process in long jumper Alison Husman, who leaped 16-5 to win that event, and Erica Nicholson, who clocked a gritty 5:28.5 to win the 1500 meters...
Richard (Dick) Aduddell (04/24/08)
Richard (Dick) Lee Aduddell, 80, of Aurelia, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at the Sunset Knoll Nursing & Rehab Center in Aurelia. There will be no visitation or services at this time. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements. Richard was born Feb. ...
Ellen L. Reeser (04/24/08)
Wesley "Bud" Volkert (04/24/08)
Funeral services for Wesley "Bud" Volkert, 83, of Aurelia, were held Friday, April 18, 2008, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial was in the Holstein Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were through Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia...
Connie Luann (Naslund) Farmer (04/24/08)
Connie Luann (Naslund) Farmer, 52, of Rose Hill, Kan., had an accident at her home which resulted in her death on April 12, 2008. Funeral services were held on April 17th at the Church of Christ in Douglass, Kan. Connie was born Oct. 20, 1954 in Rome, New York She attended school in Cherokee, and continued on with her education participating in several college courses. She married Glen Dodd in 1972. To this union a daughter, Cassandra, was born on February 12, 1974...
Alice Ruth Diischer (04/24/08)
Alice R. Diischer, age 75, of Rolfe, formerly of Alta, died on Sunday, April 13, 2008. Services were held on April 17 at the First Presbyterian Church of Alta, with Rev. Craig Lee officiating. Entombment was in the Elk Township Cemetery of Alta. An Order of Eastern Star service was also held at the funeral home...
Thomas J. Christensen (04/24/08)
Thomas J. Christensen, 47, former long time Cherokee resident passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at his home in Aurelia. Funeral services were held April 19 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial was in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery...
Basic Biittner: The Spirit of the Olympics (04/24/08)
Way back when, the nations of the world decided to unite every four years to celebrate goodwill, peace, tranquility and sportsmanship through athletic competition. And so, the Olympic Games were born...
Living with abundant wildlife (04/24/08)
We have some heady advice concerning the arrival of spring and how man can best peacefully co-exist and avoid conflict with the many creatures of wildlife. After a long winter, wild animals are very active, hungry and a little bit desperate while foraging for food. Consequently, they are more likely to interact with humans who don't take the steps to avoid that...