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Stories from Monday, May 5, 2008

Times Gone By (05/05/08)
100 years ago When a man's wife is away he plods hopelessly through the chaos that he had erstwhile called home and wonders how he ever could have imagined that he was boss of the job. Being a widow keeps some women so busy that they don't have time to think of remarrying...
Schmidt will run again (05/05/08)
MERIDEN - Dean Schmidt has spent four years learning the ropes of how to run a county and he wants to take that know-how to serve the Cherokee County residents for another term.
City's 'tool lease' issue boils over (05/05/08)
The Cherokee City Council's agenda item to consider an on-going tool lease with City Parks Superintendent Duane Mummert became a possible moot point after the meeting, despite the fact the Council voted 4-1 in favor of continuing the lease. An irritated Mummert, who said he has been fighting the lease issue for the past 18 months with former Councilman Dwight Varce and current Councilman Greg Stieneke, was summoned to an April 22 Council meeting to discuss the matter...
Cherokee girls fall to Monarch golfers (05/05/08)
DENISON - Host Denison-Schleswig defeated the Cherokee Washington High girls 219 to 238 in a non-conference golf dual here on April 21. Ashley Powers of the Monarchs was medalist with a 53 in the cold, windy conditions, while Cherokee's Sara Sarchet was runner-up medalist after carding a 54...
Cherokee girls 3rd at Le Mars golf (05/05/08)
LE MARS - Spirit Lake won a Lakes Conference girls golf triangular here Tuesday night after carding a 193, to runner-up Cherokee's 231, and Le Mars' 241. Ashley Neilsen of Spirit Lake was medalist with a 44, and her sister Nikki Neilsen was runner-up with a 48...
Tennis Braves stymie SLP, 7-2 (05/05/08)
SPIRIT LAKE - The talented Cherokee Braves tennis team, coming off of two disappointing one-match losses to Le Mars and Spencer, righted the ship here April 21st with a convincing 7-2 victory over Spirit Lake Park in cold, windy, damp weather conditions...
Braves win Lakes golf triangular (05/05/08)
The fast-improving Cherokee Braves golf team won a Lakes Conference triangular with Le Mars and Spirit Lake here Apr. 22, carding a 160, to runner-up Le Mars' 168, and the Indians' 173. Brock Benson was medalist for the Braves with a 37, and his teammate David Cook was runner-up with a 38...
MMC golfers split dual with SB-L (05/05/08)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School golf teams competed in two meets this week. On Monday, they played a dual at Sergeant Bluff-Luton, dropping the match to SB-L by a 170-187 score.
Aurelia, MMC, RV boys run at Alta (05/05/08)
ALTA - Three area schools were among 10 boys' track teams competing in two classes at the April 24th Alta Invitational track meet. In Class A, the host Alta Cyclones won the five-team race with 178 points. Newell-Fonda was second with 103, edging Schaller-Crestland by a single point. MMC was next, scoring 92 points, and the River Valley Wolverines finished fifth, scoring 41 points...
Bulldogs third in NWC Golf Meet (05/05/08)
STORM LAKE - The Northwest Conference held its third meet of the season on April 22, and the boys teed it up on the Lake Creek Course between Alta and Storm Lake. The Newell-Fonda boys took meet honors with 160 strokes, while Sioux Central finished second at 173, and the Aurelia boys took third, with 176 strokes. Storm Lake St. Mary's, Laurens-Marathon, Alta and Pomeroy-Palmer rounded out the field, finishing in that order...
MMC girls score 103 at Rocket Relays (05/05/08)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls' track squad had a goal of scoring 100 points at the Rocket Relays, run here on April 21, and exceeded that goal, finishing with a total of 103. Although veteran coach Ric Collins said he feels they could have won the meet if all his athletes were healthy, that wasn't the case, so the Eagles' 103 points only netted then third place in the six-team field...
Cherokee teams 5th at track co-ed (05/05/08)
The Cherokee Washington High boys and girls track and field teams each placed fifth at the April 22nd running of the annual Cherokee Co-ed Relays, a tidy track an
Cherokee boys win Aurelia Golf Invitational (05/05/08)
AURELIA - The Cherokee Washington High School boys' golf team took a 10-stroke victory over second-place Sioux Center High School in the Aurelia Invitational, played April 19th at the Aurelia Golf Club. Cherokee totaled 316 strokes to Sioux Center's 326. Kingsley-Pierson finished third, with 336 strokes, followed by the host Aurelia squad (341) and Woodbury Central (343)...
SOS, MMC, RV boys compete at Hinton meet (05/05/08)
MMC freshman Jay Welp a triple winner HINTON - The South O'Brien, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, and River Valley boys competed in the Blackhawk Relays in Hinton on Apr. 17th, with the SOS Wolverines taking 4th place in Class A team standings, and the Eagles finishing third, and the RV Wolverines fifth in Class B...
MMC girls place 4th at SB-L meet (05/05/08)
SERGEANT BLUFF - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls' track and field coach Ric Collins was very pleased with his team's performances at the recent meet at Sergeant Bluff. The Eagles scored 70 points, to finish fourth of eight teams in Class B. Some of their points were earned by throwers Taylor Hohbach and Jackie Holmes. ...
G-H squads compete in O-A relays (05/05/08)
ODEBOLT - The Galva-Holstein Lady Pirates finished in 4th place at the April 18th Odebolt-Arthur Relays, scoring 83 points to trail champion Southern Cal (118 points), East Sac County (116.5) and Battle Creek-Ida Grove (87)...
Hilda Corzilius (05/05/08)
Hilda Corzilius, 96, of Cherokee, died Monday April 21, 2008 at the Country Side Estates Nursing Home in Cherokee following a brief illness. Funeral Services were held on Friday April 25, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial was in the Maryhill Visitation Cemetery, rural Cherokee...
Kozora and Wiley/daughter (05/05/08)
James Kozora and Maranna Wiley are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Anna Marie Kozora was born April 14, 2008 at 6:33 a.m. She weighed 6 lbs. and 8 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Welcoming Anna home are her two brothers Dominie and Damion and her three sisters Marcy, Karrie and Adrienne...
Rapp/son (05/05/08)
Adam and Alecia Rapp are proud to announce the birth of their son. Noah Ladell was born on March 28, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital. He weighed 6 lbs. and 8 oz. and was 19 inches long. He joins his eight-year-old sister Madison at home. Grandparents are Bruce and Polly Rapp of Aurelia and Lance Cedar of Cherokee and Steve and Aimee Rupp of Cherokee. ...
Griffin/son (05/05/08)
Levi and Stephanie Griffin of Holstein are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Corvin Dean Griffin was born on April 13, 2008 at 4:44 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs. and 11 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Welcoming Corvin home are his two brothers Payton and Brayden Butler...
Dowdy/son (05/05/08)
Ashley Dowdy, of Cherokee, is pleased to announce the birth of her son. Kaiden Michael Curtis was born on April 13, 2007 at 2:47 a.m. He weighed 6 lbs. and 12 oz. and measured 19.5 inches long. Grandparents are Carl and Carmen Dowdy of Cherokee and Kathy Curtis of Aurelia and Thayne Curtis of Cherokee...
Pitkin/daughter (05/05/08)
Matthew and Jennifer (Zadow) Pitkin of Atlantic are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl, Makenna Noel Pitkin. Makenna was born on February 1, 2008 she weighed 6 lbs. and 15 oz and measured 18 inches long. Grandparents are Marilyn and Kevin Zadow of Aurelia and Rich and Kathy Pitkin of Pella. Great-grandparents include Leonard and Joyce Kastengren of Aurelia and Luther and Eldora Zadow of Albert City and Cecil and Peggy Vines of Pella and Virgil and Dorothy Pitkin of Clear Lake...
Rupp/Finster (05/05/08)
Allan and Jean Rupp of Cherokee are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Lindsey to David Finster, both of Vermillion, S.D. Lindsay is a 2002 graduate of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School, a 2006 graduate of Buena Vista University and will receive her Masters Degree in May from the University of South Dakota in Exercise Science. She will be employed by Sports Medicine Northwest in Spencer...
Winding Roads: Ouch! (05/05/08)
I can remember about two years (or three) ago when the gas prices started taking off, I wrote that the government will never allow the gas prices to stay in the $2 range. The oil companies were just getting us use to the idea of rising fuel prices. Once they scared us with slightly over $2,50, they'd reduce the price and all of us would be relieve to pay only 50 cents more per gallon. That was the scenario in my brain. Man, how wrong was I?...
BASIC BIITTNER: Bubblegum cards (05/05/08)
When I was a boy, I was really into baseball cards - Topps, in those early days - and loved the smell - and the taste, brief though it was - of the pink rectangle of gum that accompanied every pack of cards. Then there was putting cards ("extras" of non-stars) in the spokes of my bicycle, so I could pretend I was riding a "hog" (of course, we didn't call motorcycles that in those days). ...
I am a teacher (05/05/08)
(Editor's note: As another school year winds to a close, we thought it timely to pubish this teacher's letter to parents. Author unknown.) I am a teacher. And I am tired. I am tired of politics, administration's scare tactics, frustrated colleagues, semi-conscious students, media hype and, especially, I am tired of parents who expect me to resolve their children's problems...
Grilling season and steak marbling (05/05/08)
As we fire up our grills in anticipation of another coveted season of cooking delicious beef, pork, poultry, and fish morsels on the "old barbie," an interesting article on beef steak marbling caught our eye. Researchers and today's nutrition experts say beef cattle can be a more efficient link in the food chain simply by managing fat content through selective breeding programs...
Spring-cleaning propane systems (05/05/08)
Flowers are beginning to bloom and the grass is starting to turn green. Spring is in the air and, for most homeowners, that means it's time for spring-cleaning. The local employee-owners of Ferrellgas, an industry leader in safety and service, reminds homeowners that there are a number of things that should be done in the spring to maintain their propane system and propane-powered appliances...