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Stories from Monday, June 9, 2008

Times Gone By (06/09/08)
100 years ago Alexander Townsend Hisey, secular government exponent, and candidate for any office where his platform may carry him, telephoned to the office of the secretary of state from Tama this morning. Mr. Hisey announced that he had forsaken the candidacy for president of the United States, but would spend his time looking after his chances to land in the governor's chair. The green leather trimmings and the red plush hangings look mighty good, says the Tama candidate...
The November ballot (06/09/08)
There will be only two contested county elections on the ballot for the November 4 election in Cherokee County, that is unless someone gets on the ballot by petition as a non-party candidate rather than by party nomination. Getting on the ballot for county office as a non-party candidate requires 87 signatures on a petition, based on the voter turnout for Cherokee County elections in 2004. ...
Shawn Mayer in final 12 on 'Nashville Star' (06/09/08)
Show airs Monday night on NBC Shawn Mayer, a 21-year-old from May City, Iowa and 2005 graduate of Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn High School, has been performing country music for several years, first performing at JR's Bar in Melvin, where she worked as a waitress at the time...
'Memory Barn' evokes rural Cherokee County past (06/09/08)
Wayne Stellish was born and raised on a farm near Hartley, and lived there with his parents, Louis and Lousetta, until he was 17. At that time the family purchased a farm 6 1/2 miles south and 4 miles east of Cherokee from Ed Gearke - 200 acres for the grand sum of $26,000. Wayne Stellish has continued to live on that same "family farm" southeast of Cherokee since that day in 1937, with the exception of four years in the Air Force during WWII...
Attendance good at Rodeo (06/09/08)
Despite a rainy start,the overall attendance for the three days of the 42nd annual PRCA Rodeo was about the same as last year, according to Joni DeVos, executive director of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce. "Saturday was a beautiful day. The stores in town had good traffic," she said,...
Aurelia Board plans superintendent search (06/09/08)
At a special meeting of the Aurelia School Board on June 2, Board members discussed their options as they seek a qualified person to fill the district's superintendent vacancy. Board Secretary Vicki Kolpin told the board what she had found out from the State regarding the incentives available for districts that choose to share a superintendent. ...
Paullina Tour of Homes (06/09/08)
The Paullina 125th Committee recently announced plans for its upcoming Paullina Tour of Homes to be held on June 13 and June 14. The tour is part of the town's celebration of its Quasquicentennial activities this summer. The first tour on June 13 will begin at 6 p.m. ...
Be a kid again this summer at Kinderfest (06/09/08)
The 2008 Kiderfest will be held in Holstein on June 7 to June 15. Beginning on June 7 there will be a bike ride around Ida County with two different routes - one short - 35 miles/one longer-70 miles. The ride will then end the day at Blue Eagle/Ruble Family BBQ. There will be a beer garden at Blue Eagle/Ruble Family BBQ from 3 p.m. to midnight. Contact Teresa...
Brandt, Prunty and Schmidt win (06/09/08)
In the unofficial vote count, incumbent county office holders won primary election on Tuesday for the two offices where they faced challengers. In the district 2 supervisor race, where incumbent office holder Ron Wetherell is not seeking reelection, Larry L. Prunty defeated Linda Bindner for the Democratic nomination by a vote of 253 to 201. Darrell J. Downs was uncontested for the Republican nomination and received 393 votes. Prunty and Downs will face off in the November election...
Lady Pirates win rain-shortened game (06/09/08)
GALVA - Galva-Holstein defeated West Monona 10-6 in a MVC softball game here on June 4th. The game was called in the 6th inning due to rain and lightning. The win improves Galva-Holstein's record to 4-5 overall and 2-1 in the conference. Leading the way at the plate for the Lady Pirates was Brooke Weise, who went 3-3 with a triple and two RBI. Heather Joslin was 2-4, with a double and two RBI. Brea Slaybaugh & Victoria Andresen also drove in runs for the Lady Pirates...
River Valley girls fall to Wildcats (06/09/08)
CORRECTIONVILLE - River Valley's girls played it tough to the end, only to lose a narrow 8-7 decision to Schaller-Crestland in non-conference softball action here last week. Jody Peterson took the pitching loss for the host Wolverines, allowing eight runs on eight hits and two walks, with four strikeouts...
Aurelia girls nick R-A (06/09/08)
AYRSHIRE - Aurelia softball coach Jason Heeren said his Bulldog team's offensive display Wednesday night against Ruthven-Ayrshire "wasn't our prettiest," then added "we will take a win any way we can get it." The Bulldogs did indeed come away with a win in the non-conference game, plating a run in the top of the 7th to beat the Raiders, 4-3...
Aurelia girls lose to Wldcats, 6-2 (06/09/08)
AURELIA - The Aurelia girls lost to Schaller-Crestland in a season-opening Northwest Conference softball game played here on June 2nd. Erin Laursen went the distance on the mound for coach Jason Heeren's Bulldogs, striking out three, walking one, and allowing six hits...
Late runs help Bulldogs beat S-C (06/09/08)
AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldogs rode the pitching of Jared Bruce and stellar defense to an exciting 4-3 win over the visiting Schaller-Crestland Wildcats in Northwest Conference baseball action here on June 2nd. In the bottom of the 7th inning, the Bulldogs' Jason Glienke scored on a passed ball, to tie the game. Kyle Bruns then walked, loading the bases with two outs. Another Wildcat passed ball then allowed Michael Pritchard to come in from third with the winning run...
Carlson home run boosts Cherokee (06/09/08)
Ludwig pitches WHS girls by Spirit Lake, 3-2 Lynn Carlson tagged a three-run home run in the fifth inning to lead the Cherokee Washington High softball team to an impressive 3-2 Lakes Conference victory over traditional Lakes power Spirit Lake here Monday night...
#1 Braves handle Indians, Monarchs (06/09/08)
SOS girls now 6-1 (06/09/08)
The busy and talented South O'Brien softball team won three recent games to push its record to 6-1 so far this season. The Wolverines beat Sioux Center 10-0, and Sheldon 5-3 in the Sheldon Tournament on May 31, and then defeated West Sioux 13-0 in Hawarden on June 2...
Lady Pirates have good effort in win (06/09/08)
GALVA - Galva-Holstein put together one of its better efforts of the young season as the Lady Pirates defeated Westwood, 9-3 here on June 2nd. in Maple Valley Conference softball action. Seven different G-H batters connected for 12 base hits in the game...
G-H girls drop 2 in Sheldon tourney (06/09/08)
SHELDON - After being rained out Friday, the Galva-Holstein girls played in the Sheldon softball tournament on Saturday May 31, but the going was rough for the Lady Pirates. G-H was defeated by West Sioux 11-7 in their opening game, then dropped a 12-3 decision to host Sheldon. The two losses dropped the Lady Pirates' season mark to 2-5...
#1 Braves win two of three games (06/09/08)
Loss to Sioux City East first of season The #1 Class 2A Cherokee Braves baseball team won two of three recent games, lambasting Sheldon 11-1 in five innings on the road on May 29th, and defeating Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 11-0 in five innings, and losing 7-3 to Sioux City East in the Cherokee Invitational Tournament here on May 31...
WHS girls fall twice at Humboldt (06/09/08)
HUMBOLDT - The enigmatic Cherokee Washington High softball team dropped both games at the May 31st Humboldt Invitational Tournament here, falling 10-6 to Mason City, and losing 5-0 to rated Humboldt. Jenna Phipps took the pitching loss for Cherokee against Mason City, allowing four runs on five hits, with one strikeout in two innings of work. Kelsey Ludwig also pitched two innings for the WHS club, giving up one run and striking out one in two inning of work...
Vaske wins Aurelia Men's Open (06/09/08)
AURELIA - P.J. Vaske shot a 27-hole score of 105 (35-35-35) to capture first place in the Championship Flight at last weekend's Aurelia Men's Open. Former Aurelia High School golfers Eric Sonksen, Derrick Sleezer, Brian Lockin and Bill Weathers took the next four places in the Championship Flight. Sonksen shot a 34-37-36 for a 107, two strokes behind the winner. Sleezer was third with a 109 (40-35-34); and Lockin (38-36-37) and Weathers (34-36-41) shot 111...
Struck Strikes Out : A corrective voice from the past (06/09/08)
A corrective voice from the past I received a call from an irate Chronicle Times reader in Boise, Idaho the other day, taking me to task for screwing up some history of Cherokee's annual Sioux Valley Amateur Match-Play Golf Tournament, Iowa's oldest match-play tournament...
Struck Strikes Out : On the tee, you emboldened creeps (06/09/08)
Playing in the preferred fivesome several years ago, the United States oil executives lit each other's massive, male-enhanced cigars on the first tee of the Dubai Freaking Unfathomable Resort & High-Roller Golf & Country Club. Also on hand were the stunning caddies - a bevy of beautiful marvels on loan from Hefner's Playboy Mansion, their thongs wondrously lined with extra tees, score cards, and pencils shaped like those chrome babes on grills and mud flaps you find at truck stops...
'Sioux Valley Am' is June 14-15 (06/09/08)
2007 champion Anderson will return to defend title Several recent champions have committed to return for the 74th annual Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Golf Tournament on tap Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15, at the venerable, lush Cherokee Golf & Country Club...
Donald E. Wright (06/09/08)
Donald E. Wright, 81, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at the Arbor Care Facility in Ridgeland, Miss. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Burial will be in the Cherokee Memory Gardens Cemetery. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday. Visitation will be on Monday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m...
Caroline N. Kahl (06/09/08)
Caroline N. Kahl, 89, of Cherokee, died Tuesday May 6, 2008 in Careage Hills in Cherokee where she had been a resident since 1996. Graveside services were held on June 9 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey DeVega officiate. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of arrangements...
Donna L. Rassel (06/09/08)
Donna L. Rassel, 64, of Cleghorn, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2008 at her home, following a lengthy illness. Mass of Christian Burial took place at 10:30 a.m. on June 5 at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Father Eugene Murray officiated. Burial followed at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Marcus...
Vivian V. Specht (06/09/08)
Vivian V. Specht, 103, of Marcus, former long time Cherokee resident, passed away Monday, June 2, 2008 at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services were held on June 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Marcus, with Pastor Don Meyer officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements,and on -line condolences may be sent to www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Donna L. Rassel (06/09/08)
Donna L. Rassel, 64, of Cleghorn, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2008 at her home following a lengthy illness. Mass of Christian Burial took place on , June 5 at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Father Eugene Murray officiated. Burial followed at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Marcus. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Florence Bierman (06/09/08)
Florence Bierman, 87, formerly of Marcus, died Friday, May 30, 2008 in the La Plata Nursing Home, near Kirksville, Missouri, following a brief illness. Services were held June 4th at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor James Steen officiating. Burial was held in the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery in Marcus. Memorials are requested for the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee...
Otto/Maas (06/09/08)
April Otto and Kyle Maas, both of Webster City, are pleased to announce their engagement and plans for an August 2 wedding at the Collegiate United Methodist Church in Ames. April is the daughter of Richard and Diana Otto of Aurelia. She is a 1999 graduate of Alta High School. ...
Winding Roads: What is our priority? (06/09/08)
What is important for the economy? Most folks would say the price of oil is putting a choke-hold on our economy. When Bush took us to war, i don't know if they realized just how much of an effect it all would have on oil and what a snowball effect it would have on just about everything...
Ross Rambles: Race and Gender in '08 (06/09/08)
You have to sympathize with Barack Obama's situation. With friends like his, he doesn't need enemies. The same may be true of Hillary Clinton's supporters. Regarding Obama's friends, Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of Obama's former church, was seen on the Internet and subsequently on news broadcasts damning America...
From the Midway: Saving the best for home (06/09/08)
Last weekend, the Cherokee Chamber PRCA Rodeo was held at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. The Rodeo had a lackluster start on Thursday night due to the rain that we received. There were still a few die hard Rodeo fans out to see the show. Over 500 people in attendance on Thursday, I guess that would be more than just a few...
Gray Matters- Tale of a Tip (06/09/08)
As a favorite grandson and I had started out very early on our way home from a recent trip, we stopped along the way for breakfast at a fast-food restaurant. This place had long been a favorite of mine, but unhappily, it didn't live up to my recollections. ...
Will we ever learn? (06/09/08)
General Motors recently announced that it is closing plants that produce SUVs and other fuel inefficient vehicles. This results from massive financial losses. Ford made similar announcements of huge losses earlier this year and last year. The U.S. auto giants apparently have lost the option of retooling plants to produce other vehicles. The companies kept producing money losers to the point that much of their market share was lost, if not permanently, at least for a long time...
Congratulations Union County (06/09/08)
Although the national media was focused on the presidential primary elections on Tuesday evening, an even more historic vote was taking place in South Dakota. Voters in Union County in the southeast corner of South Dakota approved a rezoning referendum that could result in the first oil refinery being built in the United States in more than three decades...
Fair use doctrine (06/09/08)
A federal judge recently had to weigh conflicting claims regarding the right to use music that is in the public domain versus the rights of musicians to ownership of that music. In this case, it was Yoko Ono, the widow of a deceased musician, John Lennon, who sued the maker of a video commentary titled "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed."...