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Stories from Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Council makes water policy decision (06/03/08)
The Cherokee City Council voted 4 to 0 to charge property owner Chad Carey for the expense of sealing off an abandoned water line that once served the property he owns on Spring Lake Drive. The water line had also served three residential properties that at one time were rental properties. ...
Cherokee State Bank offers 'Come Home' incentive (06/03/08)
Cherokee State Bank has announced the creation of an incentive program offered by the bank that is available to all 2008 Cherokee Washington High School graduates. The program, "Make Cherokee Your Home!" offers an incentive of $1,000 to WHS graduates who return to Cherokee County to live and work after continuing their education...
Lucky winner (06/03/08)
Rose Beazley of Cherokee (left) was the lucky winner of the Grand Prize at the recent Grand Re-Opening of Godfather's Pizza in Cherokee, now under new ownership. Owner Tim Bonnstetter presents Rose with her Grand Prize certificate, good for one free pizza each month for a year. Photo by Dan Whitney...
Senior students honored (06/03/08)
Katie Carnes of Cherokee, Jodi Husman of Aurelia, Drew Lugar of Cherokee and Jill Bird of Marcus were recognized by Governor Chet Culver for outstanding academic achievement at the sixth annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony on April 27 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. The statewide program, sponsored by the Iowa Governor's Office, Iowa High School Athletic Association and its titles sponsor the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation. Photo contributed...
Pam Pierce named mayor (06/03/08)
The Cherokee City Council unanimously voted to appoint Pam Pierce as mayor of Cherokee. Prior to the vote at the regular meeting on May 27, Pierce was asked whether she would accept the position. "I didn't seek the position. I was asked whether I would be willing to do it. I said I would if it was the council's wish," Pierce said...
Last day of school (06/03/08)
May 23rd was the last day of school for Aurelia students, and also for these three educators. (from the left) MS Social Studies teacher Myron Radke, second grade teacher Sue Radke, and High School Principal Dave Hickman have all retired from teaching,...
Aurelian among 7 sent to Moscow (06/03/08)
John Fordyce of Aurelia is one of five University of Northern Iowa students who departed for Moscow earlier this month to participate in a bi-lateral seminar with Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics (PRAE). They were accompanied by two UNI faculty members...
Aurelia's Kolpin plays at State (06/03/08)
MMC Eagles rally to beat K-P girls (06/03/08)
CLEGHORN - The pesky Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn softball Eagles turned back a dangerous Kingsley-Pierson squad 6-5 in non-conference action here on May 23rd, in a game played in cold, blustery conditions. Andrea Doeden went the distance to gain the pitching win for MMC, allowing five runs on seven hits and six walks, while striking out one...
South O'Brien girls fall to Rockets in 8 innings (06/03/08)
PAULLINA - Visiting Remsen-Union tallied four runs in the top of the 8th inning to sneak away with a hard-earned 5-4 victory over South O'Brien in softball action here last week. The teams were tied at 1-1 after seven innings, before R-U scored four runs in its half of the 8th. The Wolverines scored three in the bottom of the last inning to come up just one run short...
South O'Brien boys split games (06/03/08)
South O'Brien's baseball team split two formidable road games recently, defeating Sibley-Ocheyedan 4-3 in eight innings Friday, and falling 11-6 at Granville Spalding Tuesday night. Jarod Syndergaard got the pitching win for the Wolverines over the Generals, allowing no runs on two hits and one walk, with two strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings of work. Andrew Petersen threw 3 1/3 innings and gave up three runs on six hits and one walk, with two Ks...
E-LC girls smack Cherokee, 12-5 (06/03/08)
Visiting Estherville-LC unleashed a potent hitting attack on the way to a decisive 12-5 bashing of Cherokee in Lakes Conference softball action here on May 27th. The Midgets pounded out 11 hits off losing Cherokee pitcher Shauna Drefke, who gave up just four earned runs while striking out two in her seven innings of work...
Baseball Braves stay unbeaten (06/03/08)
Ege pitches #1 Cherokee past E-LC The #1 Cherokee Braves ran their early-season record to 3-0 with a compelling 5-1 victory over dangerous Estherville-LC in Lakes Conference baseball action here on May 27th. In winning the key conference match-up, the Braves got the best of Midget ace Matt Gruhlke, an outstanding pitcher who has given the storied Cherokee baseball program troubles throughout his prep career...
Cherokee golfers place sixth at State Meet (06/03/08)
Benson's 77 is low medal on Day 1 PANORA - Cold temperatures and high winds hampered the performances at the Class 2A State Golf Tournament on the Lake Panorama National Golf Course here May 23 and 24. PCM-Monroe won the team title with a 658 score, followed by Gilbert 659, Hudson 675, Carroll Kuemper 675, Garner-Hayfield 695, Cherokee 701, Louisa-Muscatine 713, and Dyersville-Beckman 723...
From the Midway: All politics are local (06/03/08)
Now that were well into the merry month of May it has occurred to me how much I've missed the political phone calls that I used to get prior to the Iowa caucus. I feel like I've been used. Many candidates were courting me for my vote and now I don't get a single message saying that they miss me...
An opportunistic former official (06/03/08)
It is unfortunate that the publicity provided to Scott McClellan, former press secretary to the current president, will no doubt make a best seller of his tell-all insider book "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception."...
Keep a weather eye (06/03/08)
It's a staggering statistic: so far this year, 100 people in the United States have been killed in tornadoes. Accordng to the National Weather Service, this is the worst death toll in ten years. And we still have at least a month to go this spring, as well as late fall in the South...