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Stories from Thursday, May 22, 2008

A blast from the past (05/22/08)
Eight years ago, when members of the Washington High School class of 2008 were in fourth grade, the students and their instructors put together a "time capsule" to be opened when the class graduated from high school. Various toys, items of jewelry, coins, a newspaper, and predictions for the future were revealed during the seniors' graduation rehearsal on May 16th. Photo by Ken Ross...
Two vie for treasurer nomination (05/22/08)
Two candidates are competing for the Republican nomination for the position of Cherokee County Treasurer. Hedgie Roswitha Brandt, the former deputy treasurer who was appointed earlier this year to fill the vacancy filled by the resignation of Lynde Lundquist as treasurer, is being challenged by Nancy M. Nelson, local business owner...
Sorority Scholarships (05/22/08)
The Cherokee chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an Honorary Sorority of Educators, recently awarded scholarships, in the form of a $200 check, to the following college graduates as they begin their teaching careers: Abbey Mayer, daughter of Bill and Deb Mayer of Marcus, is a graduate of Iowa State University, and majored in Special Education and Reading; Mary Beth Staver, daughter of Larry and Mary Pigott of Cherokee, is a graduate of Augustana College who majored in Spanish, Education and minored in English; and Miranda Galvin, daughter of Ted and Sonia Galvin of Cherokee, is a graduate of Morningside College who majored in Elementary and Special Education.. ...
Water connection issue mulled (05/22/08)
An issue of who is responsible for the cost of eliminating multiple use water lines in Cherokee came up at the May 13th Cherokee City Council meeting. Chad Carey, of 804 Spring Lake Drive, challenged a city policy after he was notified that he will be responsible for excavating a water line and capping it off at the main. He has received a cost estimate of $4,759 for the work...
Cherokee girls to tend the Gardens (05/22/08)
When Vintage Living Development of Cedar Rapids decided to build a new Assisted Living Retirement Community in Cherokee, they knew they wanted to find people with hometown values to run the facility, figuring it would help to ensure meeting their goal of providing their residents a feeling of "being home."
Times Gone By (05/22/08)
100 years ago Cherokee is going to have baseball and good baseball at that. Friday of next week, the 22, marks the opening of the season, with a game where we will be matched with our rivals, the "Rock Stars," with our former pitcher, Whisman, dishing up the curves for the Rock aggregation. ...
Senate rep hears local concerns (05/22/08)
A representative of U.S. Senator Tom Harkin met with the county officials in Cherokee on May 13th, as part of a survey of all 99 counties regarding road and bridge needs. Maureen Wilson of Harkin's office, addressing the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors and the Cherokee County Engineer, was primarily interested in infrastructure needs to be addressed in an upcoming transportation bill being sponsored by Harkin...
Cherokee drops TK program, makes several personnel decisions (05/22/08)
On a four- to- one vote at their May 12th meeting, the Cherokee School Board voted to adopt over $220,000 in personnel cuts that include elimination of the transitional kindergarten (TK) option for parents who believe their children are not ready for standard kindergarten class...
K.C. Calendar Drive ends (05/22/08)
The annual Cherokee Knights of Columbus "money calendar" sales have now come to a successful close for 2008. In addition to five area high school seniors receiving college scholarship money from the sales, 60 local residents won $50 each in calendar drawings and two people won $500 each...
Committee suggests Pierce for mayor (05/22/08)
The city manager search committee has put forward the name of Pam Pierce for the position of mayor of Cherokee. John Cook, representing the committee that is seeking a person to fill the city manager vacancy, suggested at the May 13 Cherokee City Council meeting that Pam Pierce, business woman and former deputy city clerk, be appointed to complete the unexpired term of Dennis Henrich who resigned last week...
Cherokee women attend statewide meeting (05/22/08)
Three members of the Cherokee Local BPW organization attended the 88th Annual Meeting of Business and Professional Women of Iowa April 25-27, 2008. In attendance were Pam Pierce, Rashel Nixon, and Diane Anderson. At the meeting the Organization adopted their 2008-09 Legislative Platform which includes The Equal Right Amendment being the foremost issue until equal, legal rights for all women and men become guaranteed in the United States Constitution. ...
Aurelia Board approves contracts for 6 new staff (05/22/08)
The Aurelia School Board approved contracts for the 2008-2009 school year for six people who will be serving in positions as teachers, coaches, or administrators at monthly school board meeting on May 12. Ann Sandine, who has served as High School Guidance Counselor at Aurelia for several years and took on the added responsibility of Elementary Administrator a few years ago, was hired for the new position of TK-12 Principal. ...
Aurelia's Kolpin qualifies for state golf (05/22/08)
LEMARS - The Aurelia boys' golf squad continued their good post-season play at the Class 1-A District Golf meet here on Friday. The Bulldog team finished third, just four strkes back of a strong Newell-Fonda team, 322-326. Hinton took the team title with 312 strokes. ...
Cherokee girls play in Regional tennis (05/22/08)
SPENCER - The Girls' Regional Individual and Doubles Tennis Tornament was played here on Thursday May 15. For Cherokee, Demi Dunn played #1 singles and Michelle McGarry #2 singles. Dunn won her first match, over Lexi Hash of Estherville-Lincoln Central, 6-0, 6-2, and lost to Hannah Maertens of Spencer in the second round, 1-6. 5-7. McGarry lost in the first round to Abby Smith of Storm Lake 1-6, 0-6...
WHS girls tumble in tennis Regional (05/22/08)
SPENCER - The Cherokee Washington High girls tennis team lost 5-2 to Estherville-LC in the Class 1A Girls Regional Team Tennis Tournament here on May 12th. The tournament was carried over from the 10th to the 12th due to inclement weather. The Cherokee girls play Regional Individual and Doubles Tournament May 15th in Spencer...
Busy tennis Braves to Substate (05/22/08)
The post-season has been both busy and kind for the Cherokee boys tennis team, with the Braves number one doubles team of Cole Egger and Kyle Ruehle placing second in the Class 1A District Doubles competition last week in Spencer to make State, and the Braves team beating Storm Lake 5-3 in the 1A Preliminary Team Substate competition in Cherokee on May 12 to advance to the 1A Susbstate in Fort Dodge Saturday...
Cherokee golfers qualify for District (05/22/08)
Benson's 74 leads the way for the Braves ORANGE CITY - Led by third medalist Brock Benson, the Cherokee Braves golf team notched a third-place finish at the May 12th Class 2A Sectional at Landsmeer Golf Course here. Host Orange City Unity Christian won the team title after carding a 309, followed by South O'Brien 312, Cherokee 317, Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto 319, Siooux Center 320, Hull Western Christian 330, West Sioux 344, and Battle Creek-Ida Grove 358...
Class 1A track & field District results at Holstein (05/22/08)
G-H, MMC, RV athletes earn state berths HOLSTEIN - Galva-Holstein and Manning battled for the team titles in both the boys and girls sections of the Class 1A District Track and Field Meet held here on May 10. When all was said and done, the girls' teams from the two schools ended up in a dead heat for the team title, scoring 75 points each...
Aurelia boys second in Sectional Golf (05/22/08)
MMC also goes to district at LeMars HINTON - The strong Hinton boys' golf team - state champs in 2006 and runners up last year, won the Class 1A Sectional tournament May 9th on their home Deer Run Golf Course. The Blackhawks' Cory Westphal was meet medalist with an 18-hole score of 69...
Aurelia's Bruce makes state in 3 events (05/22/08)
LAURENS - Aurelia's outstanding senior runner, Jared Bruce, was pretty much "it" for the Bulldogs at the May 10th Class 1A District Track and Field meet, held in drizzly, overcast conditions here. Bruce ran in the 3200 meter run first, and kept his season-long unbeaten streak alive as he beat Storm Lake St. Mary's Paul Yak in an unimposing time of 10:27.37, far from his best, but good enough to get him to the State Meet in Des Moines this Thursday through Saturday at Drake Stadium...
Cherokee competes in 2A Districts (05/22/08)
WHS boys qualify five events to state; girls four SIOUX CENTER - At the May 10th Class 2A Districts here, the Cherokee Braves qualified five events and the Washington High girls four events for the 2008 State Track & Field Championships beginning May 15th at Drake Stadium in Des Moines...
49th Puppy Relays held in Aurelia (05/22/08)
May 12th marked the 49th running of the Puppy Relays in Aurelia, as third through sixth graders participated in a number of traditional track events, as well as such novel competitions as the Three-Legged Race, the Frisbee Throw, and the Bean Bag Toss. Elementary Physical Education teacher Mike Fry and his student teacher, Bart Smith, were in charge of the meet...
Marcella "Sally" Phillips (05/22/08)
Marcella "Sally" Phillips, 83, of Cherokee, died Thursday, May 15, 2008 at the Countryside Estates, Cherokee following a brief illness. Memorial services were held on May 19th at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee...
Richard J. Kay (05/22/08)
Richard J. Kay, age 71, of Storm Lake passed away on Friday, May 2, 2008 at Careage Hill Nursing Home in Cherokee. No services are scheduled. Inurnment will be at a later date in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Mason City. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website at www.fratzkejensen.com...
Wells/son (05/22/08)
Keith and Maylissa Wells of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Alexander James Wells was born on May 10, 2008 at 11:28 a.m. He weighed 6 lbs. and 15.3 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Terry and Sara Lively of Cleghorn and Ben and Mary Wells of Cherokee...
Langel/daughter (05/22/08)
Tyler and Wendi (Henke) Langel of Omaha, Neb. welcome their first child, Anna Colette, on April 2, 2008. Anna weighed 7 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Steve and Lynda Best and Rick and Marion Langel. Great-grandparents are Jim and Colette Naffziger and Cletus and Phyllis Henke, plus numerous other great-grandparents...
Winding Roads: Is this spring? (05/22/08)
I'm still waiting for a day when I can start sweating shortly after moving about in the morning getting daily chores done. We haven't really had any warm weather yet and in another five weeks, the days will start getting shorter. Doesn't seem like we will have much of a summer at this rate unless it just hits us with a blast. The heat comes on every morning at our house to take the chill off. Can't even have the windows open to enjoy the fresh air. Probably won't need much air at this rate...
Ross Rambles: We need more gas tax (05/22/08)
During a visit to Cherokee this week, Maureen Wilson, aide to U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, underscored the deterioration of highways and bridges across America. Wilson's visit was primarily to gather input prior to finalizing language on a transportation bill that Harkin is sponsoring. She heard from Larry Clark, county engineer, that the bridges in Cherokee County are getting old and she commented that she is hearing the same story across the state...
Postville raid is not enough (05/22/08)
Although the biggest workplace raid in Iowa's history resulted in the arrest of over 300 undocumented workers, the raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on a meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, will have little long-term impact on illegal immigration...
Another growing shortage (05/22/08)
May is National Mental Health Month, and Iowa is in the midst of a growing shortage of mental health professionals. This shouldn't surprise anyone, since our state traditionally ranks low in retaining graduates of our universities and medical schools...
A happy ending to voting mess (05/22/08)
The 2000 presidential election and the entire debacle that took place in Florida, where it appeared that many votes were cast incorrectly due to antiquated butterfly style punch ballots caused a national outcry for change in the way that we vote. It has taken the federal government several years to make up their minds on exactly how to ensure accurate voting and the privacy of the ballot box, but it appears that they have finally made up their mind...