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Stories from Friday, May 16, 2008

Hinkhouse Hearing now open (05/16/08)
Cherokee resident Peggy Hinkhouse and her husband of 18 years, Rich, decided if they ever wanted to start their own business, now was the time. Peg had been employed at Cherokee Hearing Aid Service for over 17 years, including the last 13 as a licensed dispenser of hearing aids, and they decided that opening their own Hearing Center would be their best business option. ...
Times Gone By (05/16/08)
100 years ago Monday evening in the office of L. H. Maus a meeting of business men was held to consider the advisability of establishing a Y.M.C.A. here. This project has several times been mentioned but owing to the fact that it takes a considerable sum of money to establish one of the best and permanent ones, and we want nothing else, it has not met with great success. ...
Henrich resigns as mayor (05/16/08)
Dennis Henrich has resigned as mayor of Cherokee effective as of noon on Thursday May 8. The letter, submitted to Cherokee City Clerk/Treasurer Deb Taylor at a Thursday morning meeting of department heads, gave no reason for the resignation. Henrich was serving his second four-year term as mayor. His current term is scheduled to end on Dec. 31, 2009...
Braves compete in Lakes Golf Meet (05/16/08)
Benson fires 74 for runner-up medalist OKOBOJI - The Cherokee Braves golf team, winners of the last three regular-season triangulars, placed fifth, one point out of fourth place, at the May 5th Lakes Conference Golf Meet at Brooks Golf Course here. Spencer won the team title after carding a 305, followed by Emmetsburg 306, Spirit Lake 322, Sheldon 333, Cherokee 334, Hull Western Christian 338, Storm Lake 341, Le Mars 348, and Estherville-LC 368...
Lightning cuts MMC Heartland Relays short (05/16/08)
MARCUS - Lightning brought an abrupt end to the Heartland Co-Ed Relays being run here on May 6, but prior to that, there were some stellar performances turned in by area athletes. In a battle of primo distance runners, Aurelia senior Jared Bruce beat outstanding Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn freshman Jay Welp in the 3200 meters, extending his season-long unbeaten string to 10 races. Bruce ran the event in a time of 10:28.32 and Welp in 10:43.63...
WHS girls tumble to Storm Lake (05/16/08)
CHEROKEE - Visiting Storm Lake hammered the Cherokee Washington High girls tennis squad 8-1 in Lakes Conference action here on May 5th that signaled the end of the 2008 regular season. For Cherokee, Michelle McGarry beat Dah Khamphavongsa 10-7 at number four singles for her team's lone victory...
Nelson Mustang track MVP (05/16/08)
SIOUX CITY - Morningside College announced its MVPs for the indoor and outdoor seasons at its recent track and field awards banquet. Freshman distance runner Kara Nelson of Cherokee was named the team's MVP runner for the indoor season, and junior high jumper-sprinter Anne Torkelson was named the women's indoor field event MVP...
Struck Strikes Out : McAreavy high jump something to see (05/16/08)
Head on. Apply directly to the forehead. If that's the annoying mantra for Galva-Holstein high jumper Patrick McAreavy, few could fault him, for that's the way this track and field entrepreneur performs his high-jumping technique. In a world full of "Fosbury floppers," the dominant high-jump style around the globe since 1968 when American Richard Fosbury captivated the world and his sport by winning the Gold Medal in Mexico City, McAreavy continues to march to his own drummer by running straight at the high jump bar and diving head first over the bar, somersaulting through the air, and landing flat on his back with his legs and hands splayed.. ...
Hogg/son (05/16/08)
Stu and Kellie Hogg of Cleghorn are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Eoin James Hogg was born on April 23, 2008 at 10:21 p.m. and weighed 9 lbs. and measured 21.5 inches long. Welcoming Eoin home was his sister Elspeth. Grandparents are Lorace and Arta Gregg of Cherokee and Elsie Hogg of Hartlepod, England...
Corbin/Paulsen wedding (05/16/08)
Heather Corbin and Andrew Paulsen were united in marriage on Dec. 15, 2007 at the Oakdale Evangelical Free Church in Meriden. Parents of the couple are Jerry and Rita Corbin of Des Moines and Verdene and the late Stephen Paulsen of Cherokee. Grandparents of the bride are Gerald and Eunice Corbin of Des Moines and Alfred and Irene Feilmeier of Westside. The groom's grandparents are Lenora Paulsen and the late Wayne Paulsen of Durant of Vernon and Waldene Lundell of Cherokee...
Fondroy and Tjelmeland exchange vows (05/16/08)
Mollie Lynn Fondroy and Robert Kirk Tjelmeland exchanged marriage vows on August 25, 2007, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Nevada, Iowa. Fr. Rick Dagit officiated the ceremony. A reception and dance were held at the American Legion Hall in McCallsburg, Iowa...
Odell/Augustine engagement (05/16/08)
Dave and Deb Odell of Marion announce the engagement of their daughter Molly to Mike Augustine, the son of Pat and Dennis Augustine of Ottumwa. Molly is a third grade teacher in Oskaloosa, and Mike teaches high school science and coaches in Ottumwa...
Henrich 50th anniversary (05/16/08)
Dennis and Donna Henrich of Cherokee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family in Cherokee on Sunday, May 11 . The couple were married May 10, 1958 at the United Methodist Church in Newell. Children of the couple are Jennifer Henrich of Spirit Lake and Amy (Tim) Hynds of Sioux City; grandchildren are Nicholas and Nathan Hynds...
Ross Rambles: Journey into the wasteland (05/16/08)
I've spent a lot of time during the last couple of months lying on the couch watching television. I haven't had the energy to do my usually preferred activity of reading. I suppose this has something to do with the fact that a couple of months ago, a Sioux City medical team ripped open my chest, pulled my heart out and made modifications to it, as Sioux City medical teams are prone to do...
Attempts to save are wasteful (05/16/08)
Truth, as the saying goes, is quite often stranger than fiction. Some of the best stories also contain the greatest amounts of irony. File this story under that category. The State of Iowa, seeking to gain greater efficiencies, hires a consultant to study state government. The state paid an out of state consultant, Chicago-based A.T. Kearney Inc., $3.7 million to recommend efficiencies that save the public $2.7 million...