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Stories from Monday, June 2, 2008

WHS artist wins top state prize (06/02/08)
Virginia Bird, a recent graduate of Washington High School, has taken first place in a state contest of patriotic art sponsored by the VFW and VFW Auxiliary. Bird qualified for state competition by winning first place in local competition. She received a $50 prize from the local VFW and Auxiliary and a $500 check from the state organization. The painting has been sent on for judging in national competition...
Bakker seeks supervisor seat (06/02/08)
Michael "Mick" Bakker has thought about running for a Cherokee County Supervisor seat for a number of years. Now that he is operating his own business, he has flexibility in his scheduling that allows him to pursue this objective. "Cherokee County is a good place to live. ...
Lady Pirates fall to Lawton-Bronson (06/02/08)
LAWTON - The Galva-Holstein girls lost a 9-1 decision to a talented Lawton-Bronson squad in Maple Valley Conference softball action here on Thursday. Jaime Christensen took the loss on the mound, giving up six hits, striking out five and walking one while going the entire seven innings. Christensen gave up only two earned runs, as the other seven runs were unearned due to G-H defensive lapses...
WHS girls lead off with two wins (06/02/08)
Late heroics in both games have Cherokee 2-0 The Cherokee Washington High softball team got off to a great start for the 2008 season, claiming two, narrow, hard-fought road victories at Hull Western Christian and at Pocahontas. Cherokee nicked HWC 4-3 on May 22, and overcame a tough Pocahontas team 6-5 on May 23...
#1 Braves off to fast 2-0 start (06/02/08)
Ege, Koch pitch Cherokee past Humboldt, MOC-FV Cherokee's Braves, the defending Class 2A State Baseball Champions rated #1 to start this 2008 season, did little to tarnish that glossy reputation last week, easily dispatching two solid teams to start the season...
Beverly L. Swanson (06/02/08)
Beverly L. Swanson 72, of Cherokee, died Tuesday May 20, 2008 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center following a lengthy illness. Memorial services were held May 27 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey DeVega officiated. There was no visitation. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of arrangements...
Cela Mae Rhoads (06/02/08)
Cela Mae Rhoads, 87, of Cherokee became ill suddenly, and passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, May 22, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on May 28 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Gary A. Pierce (06/02/08)
Gary A. Pierce, 74 of Boscobel, Wis., died May 24, 2008 at the Boscobel Area Health Care in Boscobel. A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 29 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Boscobel, Father Robert Butz officiating. Burial was in the Boscobel Cemetery, with Military honors accorded by the Blake-Semrad American Legion Post and the Gilbertson-Pitzer VFW Post, both of Boscobel...
Gray Matters: The Ultimate Cook of the Eighties? (06/02/08)
Once again, as I was sorting through files full of "stuff," I found something I had totally forgotten. More than twenty years ago I had submitted a Light Essay to the Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs' Creative Writing Contest and had won first place. Re-reading the essay, after all this time, I decided to beg your indulgence and offer it for your enjoyment. (I do sound optimistic, don't I? Well I hope it's enjoyment rather than boredom.)...
Making adjustments (06/02/08)
Since the first oil crisis hit in 1973, the American consumer has experienced periodic surges in demands for more energy efficient products. After each crisis fades, the demand for energy efficiency fades somewhat. An oil crisis never fades entirely, each one is worse than the previous one and we have been duly notified that our reliance on fossil fuels is expensive and ultimately doomed...