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Stories from Friday, May 23, 2008

Flight Breakfast held (05/23/08)
The annual Flight Breakfast was held at the Cherokee Airport on the morning of May 18th, and was attended by an enthusiastic crowd. Photos contributed.
'Daylight Again' to play 'The Castle' (05/23/08)
Cherokee CSN Tribute Band's popularity soaring "Daylight Again," the Cherokee-based band performing a Crosby, Stills, & Nash Tribute, plays at 8 p.m. Saturday night May 24th at The Castle on The Hill at 12th & Jackson Streets in Sioux City (the former Central High School)...
Three bridges posted (05/23/08)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors approved a request by Cherokee County Engineer Larry Clark to post three aging bridges with a 'reduced weight limit' sign. The bridges will go from a 40 ton limit to a 30 ton limit and 15,000 lbs. per axle. Clark also informed the supervisors at the May 20th meeting that one 60-foot wooden bridge to a landlocked area might need to be closed. The bridge has been damaged, apparently by an overloaded vehicle, possibly a manure wagon...
Cherokee District approves salary agreement (05/23/08)
The Cherokee School Board approved a salary/benefit package of 4 percent for support staff and, in a separate motion, approved a salary/benefit package of 4 percent for administration. Support staff are represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 234. The board had approved a 4.5 percent package for certified staff earlier in the year...
AHS Graduation (05/23/08)
MMC graduation (05/23/08)
Graduation day for RV (05/23/08)
WHS Graduation (05/23/08)
The Washington High School class of '08 held their commencement ceremonies in the WHS gym on Sunday afternoon May 18th. Photos by Ken Ross
School lunch prices increase (05/23/08)
The Cherokee School Board, acting on a recommendation from Superintendent John Chalstrom, increased the price of lunch for students from $1.50 to $1.75. The cost for breakfast will go from 90 cents to $1.10. The cost for adults will increase from $2.20 to $2.45 for lunch and from $1.60 to $1.80 for breakfast...
RV deals with personnel matters (05/23/08)
The River Valley School Board accepted resignations and extended contracts at the monthly meeting on May 19. The board accepted the resignation of Matt Jenness as assistant girls' varsity basketball coach prior to extending him a contract as head varsity girls' varsity basketball coach...
MMC gym floor for sale (05/23/08)
MARCUS - Want some maple wood to decorate a family room or young one's bedroom? How about a room just to unwind in? The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Athletic Boosters have taken on the project to eliminate the old gym floor. The MMC School District wants the wood gone by June 9 so a new floor can be installed. The MMC School Board thought the local booster group would be interested in such a project and could sell sections to earn money for one of their projects...
Tennis Braves fall in Substate (05/23/08)
Fort Dodge St. Edmond's nips Cherokee, 5-4 FORT DODGE - A thrilling and courageous three-set match at number two doubles just missed going in Cherokee's favor here on May 17th, allowing the home team , the Fort Dodge St. Edmond's Gaels, to escape with a tense 5-4 team victory over the Cherokee Braves in Class 1A Substate boys tennis action...
Cherokee golfers on to State! (05/23/08)
Pitts medalist as Braves win 2A District Meet FORT DODGE - The Cherokee Braves golf team put it all together in grand fashion here on May 16th, winning the Class 2A Boys District Golf title after carding a superb 308 score. The Braves were led by District Meet medalist Matt Pitts, who shot an even-par 72. ...
Area teams shine at State Meet (05/23/08)
DES MOINES - Cherokee junior sprinter Kyle Schuett made good on his goal of winning the 100 meters at Saturday's Class 2A State Track & Field Meet here, clocking an 11.08 seconds in the process. Schuett, who also anchors the Braves 4x100 relay team that finished fifth
M. A. "Sammy" Samsel (05/23/08)
M. A. "Sammy" Samsel, 95, of Cherokee, died Wednesday May 21, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday May 24, at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, with graveside honors to be conducted by the V.F.W., L.A. Wescott Post #2253. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Gene A. Cedar (05/23/08)
Gene A. Cedar, 63, of rural Meriden, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at 12:38 a.m. at his farm home due to an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler and Rev. Ray Kruger will officiate. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery at rural Meriden. . Online condolences may be sent to www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Crystal L. (Borer) Shankles (05/23/08)
Crystal L. (Borer) Shankles, 46, of Derby, Kan., passed away Friday evening, May 16, 2008 in the St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, following a 16-year battle with cancer. Memorial services were held May 21 at the Washta United Methodist Church in Washta. Pastor Charles Wolff of Sioux City officiated. Burial was in the Sunset View Cemetery at Washta. Crystal's remains were cremated and there was no visitation...
Gordon Clyde Thurman (05/23/08)
On May 17, 2008, Gordon Clyde Thurman passed away peacefully at Fulton Presbyterian Manor in Fulton, Missouri. He was 92 years old. Gordon was born in Girdner, Missouri to Lee and Hannah (nee Lefler) Thurman. He was married on Oct. 3, 1948 to Joyce Hartleip, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one son, Lee Thurman, and a brother, Wendell Thurman...
Laverne R. "Jake" Alberts (05/23/08)
Laverne R. "Jake" Alberts, 77, of Cherokee, died Monday May 19, 2008 at his home, following a lengthy illness. Services were held May 22 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee., with Pastor Richard Arndt officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee, and military graveside honors were conducted by V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post # 2253...
Gray Matters:Activity or attitude? (05/23/08)
In a recent chat, a group of us began wondering if May wasn't becoming the busiest month on the calendar. Together, we listed graduations (on every level, starting with kindergarten), confirmations, showers (both baby and bridal), weddings, and on and on -- enough to make our heads spin. ...
What will kill the 'golden goose'? (05/23/08)
"The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed -- for lack of a better word -- is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms -- greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge -- has marked the upward surge of mankind. ...
Providing a valuable service (05/23/08)
This is School Board Recognition Week. There is no greater voluntary responsibility undertaken by Iowans than overseeing the more than 350 public school systems in our state. These people make difficult, sometimes controversial decisions with no pay and little recognition for their efforts. Boards in our rural area have had a particularly challenging job, trying to maintain the highest level of offerings possible in the face of declining enrollment based revenue...