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Stories from Monday, June 16, 2008

Nodes to be spared from concrete (06/16/08)
The fate of the landscaped areas at the Main Street corners, called nodes, is uncertain but a consensus was expressed at the June 10th Cherokee City Council meeting that they would not be paved over, at least not most of the 28 nodes that were created during the major downtown renovation in 2003...
County canvasses elections (06/16/08)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors made the election results in the county of the June 3 primary official. Canvassing the election was the first order of business at the weekly meeting on June 10th. Winners of the election were the same as identified in unofficial results following the election...
City accepts signs (06/16/08)
The Cherokee City Council accepted with gratitude an offer for the donation of "Cherokee" signs to be placed at the four primary city entrances, one to placed each year over a period of four years. The signs would be given free of charge as a joint effort of Holton Custom Signs, Heg Painting, Harmon Masonry, and Menke Construction...
Central Bank purchases Miller-Mac Insurance (06/16/08)
Central Bank is pleased to announce Central Insurance at Central Bank has purchased Miller-Mac Insurance of Cherokee. The purchase is expected to close July 1. On July 1, Miller-Mac will relocate to Central Insurance at Central Bank on the second floor, 401 W. Main St. in Cherokee. Tom Rutter, Dan Buck, Nancy Nielsen and Margaret Stanberg will join Central Insurance's current staff including Scott Weber, Ken Slater, Pam Leinbaugh and Pat Schallehn...
Airport Authority gets federal grant (06/16/08)
The Cherokee County Regional Airport Authority has received a grant of $215,175 to improve infrastructure at the Cherokee County Regional Airport, it was announced this week by the office of Senator Tom Harkin. Kent Wenck, chairman of the airport authority, explained that the funds will be used to purchase two Quonset huts belonging to Lundell Construction and the demolition of those structures. An agreement for the purchase has already been made with Lundell Construction...
City approves contracts (06/16/08)
The Cherokee City Council approved a two-year contract with each of the organizations representing city employees. Non-management police department employees and non-management street utility workers received contracts that awarded each employee a $1000 increase in salary during each of the two years of the contract...
Area drug court has begun (06/16/08)
Contributed by Ashley Christensen Family Drug Court Coordinator The Federal Government has provided a grant to implement Family Drug Courts (FDC) in Iowa. Parents and Children Together (PACT): A Family Drug Court Initiative, in a joint effort from the Court personnel, area and county attorneys, the Department of Human Services, Jackson Recovery Centers, local treatment providers, and various other persons, Cherokee County has successfully initiated their Family Drug Court...
Farmers Market (06/16/08)
Members of the Hofmeyer family - Randy, Aislinn and Thomas - were taking orders for meat and eggs from their rural Paullina farm, as well as selling baked goods, during the first Cherokee Farmers Market on June 5th. The Farmers Market, located just south of the depot, will be open Thursdays starting at 4 p.m. through September. Photo by Ken Ross...
Pheasants Forever presents scholarship (06/16/08)
This year, the Cherokee County chapter of Pheasants Forever began a scholarship program for graduating seniors in Cherokee County. The Cherokee County Les Licklider Scholarship Program is open to seniors who intend to pursue a career in conservation, natural resources, environmental education, conservation law enforcement, agriculture, biology, or related field at an accredited institution of higher learning. ...
Marcus council raises pay (06/16/08)
The Marcus Council discussed pay raises for city employees at their recent meeting, saying they haven't received a raise for 18 months. The local library board approved a small raise for the two local librarians. After some discussion, the council authorized a three percent pay raise...
Aurelia playground surface purchased (06/16/08)
At their monthly meeting on June 9th, the Aurelia School Board learned more about the $11,000 grant for which they have been approved for purchase of a playground surface. The Safety Surfacing Grant was provided by the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Association of School Boards. More than 50 schools applied for the grant, with Aurelia being one of the 21 schools approved...
Bulldogs fall to Mustangs, 17-9 (06/16/08)
AURELIA - A grand slam home run by Aurelia's Camrin Meyer wasn't enough for the Bulldogs to overcome two Newell-Fonda home runs that contributed to an early 10-run Mustang lead, as Coach Bob Mikos' Aurelia team dropped a 17-9 Northwest Conference slugfest here on June 9th...
RV girls split tournament games (06/16/08)
MOVILLE - The River Valley softball team rang up a 1-1 record at the Woodbury Central Tournament here on June 7th, falling 10-0 to rated Newell-Fonda in the opener, and then regrouping to shut out Storm Lake St. Mary's 9-0. Shelby Chester and Lexi Chester had the lone Wolverine hits against the Mustangs. Jody Peterson took the pitching loss, givng up 10 runs on one walk, with two strikeouts...
MMC girls drop 3 of 4 recent games (06/16/08)
The young Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn softball team dropped three of four recent games in rugged War Eagle Conference action. The Eagles lost 8-1 at Hinton last week with 8th grader Kayla Foresman taking the loss on the mound, allowing eight runs on three hits, three wallks, and striking out seven in six innings of work. MMC managed just one hit in the game, with Whitney Walton getting that...
MMC baseball squad competitive (06/16/08)
The competitive Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn baseball Eagles got 'close, but no cigar' in four recent games, falling 8-3 at Hinton, 4-0 to Akron-Westfield in Marcus, 13-9 at West Sioux, and 15-12 to Granville Spalding at Marcus. At Hinton, Jordan Petersen led the Eagle offense with a home run and two RBI, while Jerad Letsche took the pitching loss, allowing six earned runs on seven hits and two walks, with two strikeouts...
G-H boys topple River Valley, 8-4 (06/16/08)
HOLSTEIN - Taylor Nees pitched a four-hitter to lead Galva-Holstein to an 8-4 win over River Valley in a Maple Valley Conference game here Tuesday. Kyle Yearous had a pair of hits and scored two runs for the Pirates, now 4-7. Dalton Rex and Bradley Yaremko each had a double for River Valley, now 0-8...
E-Hawks shut out Cherokee girls, 4-0 (06/16/08)
EMMETSBURG - The host Emmetsburg E-Hawks tallied two runs each in the second and third innings and made them stand up for a 4-0 Lakes Conference softball win over visiting Cherokee here on June 9th. Emmetsburg rode the pitching prowress of Woodruff, who fired a one-hit shutout at the Washington High girls. Woodruff walked three and struck out 13 of the 24 Cherokee batters she faced...
South O'Brien splits tournament games (06/16/08)
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien softball team lost a 5-0 verdict to Sioux Central in the championship game of the South O'Brien Tournament here on June 7th, after defeating Galva-Holstein 6-0 to earn the spot in the tourney finals. The Wolverines managed just four scattered hits off hard-throwing Rebel pitcher Brooke Scharn, including singles from Ashton Lansink, Aphton Roberts, Taylor Julian, and Miranda Kelleher...
Gehlen roughs up South O'Brien boys (06/16/08)
PAULLINA - Le Mars Gehlen scored seven runs in the first two innings to claim a 14-2, five-inning War Eagle Conference baseball game over South O'Brien here on June 6th. Leading hitters for the Wolverines were Andy Puhrman 1-3 with a two-run double, Mike Faust 1-1 with a run scored, and Pete Matthews 1-1...
Aurelia girls play tough against N-F (06/16/08)
AURELIA - The Aurelia High School girls took on a very strong opponent, Newell-Fonda, in Northwest Conference softball action here on June 9, and the Bulldog girls held their own for most of the game, before the Mustangs plated five runs in the top of the seventh to take the contest by a 9-0 score...
G-H Lady Pirates beat R-U Rockets, 8-2 (06/16/08)
REMSEN - The Galva-Holstein Softball team improved to 7-6 overall and 5-1 in the conference with a 8-2 win over Remsen-Union on June 9th. Leading the Lady Pirates on the mound was sophomore pitcher Jaime Christensen. Christensen gave up two unearned runs on three hits, two walks and five K's in a strong seven-inning outing...
G-H girls go 1-1 at South O'Brien tourney (06/16/08)
Christensen pitches no hitter in win PAULLINA - The Galva-Holstein softball team went 1-1 at the South O'Brien softball tournament on Saturday June 7. G-H lost in the opening round to a good South O'Brien team, 6-0. The Lady Pirates' Jaime Christensen took the loss on the mound, going seven innings, giving up five hits and two earned runs, while walking one and striking out three. At the plate, the Lady Pirates could muster only two singles, by Heather Joslin and Brea Slaybaugh...
Cherokee girls split tourney games (06/16/08)
LE MARS - The Cherokee Washington High softball team split two games in the Le Mars Invitational Tourament here Friday, falling 9-1 to Le Mars Gehlen, and defeating Sioux City West 6-4. Kelsey Ludwig got the pitching loss for Cherokee, allowing three earned runs on five hits in two innings of work. Katie Sambrano relieved Ludwig in the third inning and gave up three earned runs on five hits, and struck out five in four innings of work...
Braves notch 2 more victories (06/16/08)
Home runs boost 10-1 Cherokee to 2 road wins The top-ranked Cherokee Braves notched two more Lakes Conference victories bookending the weekend, handling a tough Spencer club 11-7 there on June 6th, and defeating Emmetsburg 11-2 at Emmetsburg on June 9th...
Schroeder maintains 'Sioux Valley' medalist lead (06/16/08)
Mapleton golfer's 66 lowest qualifying round in history Kent Schroeder of Mapleton and his six-under par 66, the lowest qualifying round to date in the history of the 74th annual Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Golf Tournament, maintained his medalist lead for qualifiers for the popular Cherokee tourney schuedeled for Saturday and Sunday at the beautiful Cherokee Golf & Country Club...
Qualifying for the Sioux Valley Am (06/16/08)
Cherokee's Paul Hyndman joyfully picks his ball out of the cup at hole #7 at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club on June 7th, after sinking an eagle 2 on the par 4 hole while practicing for the Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Golf Tournament June 14 and 15. In the background, former Cherokean Jeff Campbell, now living in Ohio, also enjoyed the moment. Like Hyndman an accomplished amateur golfer, Campbell comes to his hometown each year to play in the Sioux Valley Am. Photo by Paul Struck...
Following in Dad's footsteps (06/16/08)
Coaching and teaching bind Aurelia families Though a son following his father into the "family business" was once a common practice, it has become less so in recent years. With Father's Day here, we take a look at three families who have a couple of things in common: 1) all three families have a father who is - or was - a school teacher and coach; and 2) all three families have strong ties to my home town of Aurelia...
James Montgomery (06/16/08)
Jim Montgomery, 94, of Wahpeton, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2008, at his home in Wahpeton. A funeral service was held June 9 at the First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake. Burial was at the Cedar Township Cemetery in Larrabee. Jim was born on Nov. 10, 1913, in Larrabee, to Henry and Loveday Montgomery...
Ruby Evelyn Meyer (06/16/08)
Ruby Evelyn Meyer, 90, of Spencer passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer on June 6, 2008. Services were held on June 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the First English Lutheran Church in Spencer, with Pastor Paul Kaldahl officiating. Interment was at the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery in Marcus. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First English Lutheran Church, St. Luke Lutheran Home or the Alzheimer's Association...
Alverda Kline (06/16/08)
On May 29, 2008, Alverda Kline,84, joined her husband of 64 dedicated years, Col Adrian L. Kline, USAF (Ret.), who preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 2008. They are now together forever. A memorial service was held on June 13 at the Porter Loring North Chapel in San Antonio, Texas. Inurnment and military ceremony will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery...
Elizabeth Minkler Brumfield (06/16/08)
Elizabeth Minkler Brumfield, 77, of Phoenix, Ariz. passed away on June 8, 2008. Memorial Service was held on June 14 at Paradise Valley Community Church, 4242 East Greenway Road in Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 13620 North 55th Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85304. Hansen Mortuary 602-944-1561...
Mangan/daughter (06/16/08)
Tim and Katie Mangan of Waukee are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Hannah Jean Mangan on May 30. Hannah arrived at 10:25 p.m. and weighed 9 lbs. and measured 20 inches long. Also to welcome Hannah home is her older sister Haleigh. Grandparents are Dan and Charlotte Schueder of Cherokee and Joe and Barb Mangan of Las Vegas, Nev...
Lux/son (06/16/08)
Ryan and Kimberly Lux of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Ian Joseph Lux was born on May 21, 2008 at 4:11 p.m. He weighed 8 lbs. and 2 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Welcoming Ian home was his big brother Owen. Grandparents are Norm and Myrna Lux of Hartley and Craig and Karen Thu of Ruthven...
Hedberg/daughter (06/16/08)
Rod and Melanie Hedberg of Paullina are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Addison Mae Hedberg was born on June 7, 2008 at 7:52 a.m. She weighed 7 lbs. and 4 oz. and measured 20.5 inches long. Welcoming Addison home was her big brother Tanner...
Hare and Ludwig/son (06/16/08)
Robert Hare and Cassie Ludwig of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Kameron Joseph Michael Hare was born on June 5, 2008 at 8:05 p.m. He weighed 6 lbs. and 14 oz. and measured 19 inches long. Welcoming Kameron home is his big sister Allyssa...
Cougill/son (06/16/08)
Bill and Sheila Cougill of Early are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Jacob Jay Cougill was born on May 30, 2008 at 6:55 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs. and 15 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Welcoming Jacob home is his older brother Ryan. Grandparents are Royce and Joyce Cougill of Aurelia and Leo and Jackie Garreau of Ames...
Joines/Houston engagement (06/16/08)
Abby Joines and Nate Houston, along with their families, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on July 11 at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison. Reception will be held at Boulders Country Club in Denison.
Carlson/Frank engagement (06/16/08)
Nichole Carlson and Shannon Frank, both of Eagleville, Mo. are pleased to announce their engagement and plans for a June 28 wedding at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sutherland. Nichole is the daughter of Andy and Patti Carlson of Cherokee. She is a 2001 Washington High School graduate and is currently employed as a Stylist in Bethany, Mo...
Basic Biittner: Dear Old Dad (06/16/08)
Sunday June 15th was Father's Day, so I thought I'd share some of the favorite quotes I have found about fathers, fatherhood, being a father, etc. Though I had a father and still have a father-in-law, and am myself a father, father-in-law and grandfather, I don't claim to have actually written any of these quotes myself. All are appropriately attributed to their authors, when known...
Winding Roads:Observations on the weather (06/16/08)
The other day I was sitting out in my yard enjoying the lovely day as there has been so few of them. My mind drifted back to the days on the farm when the kids were young. We used to have friends come over and play volleyball. They used to love coming and would comment on how our yard was just like a park. We had plenty of trees and flowers with space to spare...
From the Midway:Take my lawn mower, please (06/16/08)
June is a great time of year except for one thing, yard work. During June, it always seems that my yard grows faster than ever. It's always the same when June comes around. I have to mow in between rain showers and as soon as I'm done with my yard it's time to start mowing again. Most people like doing yard work...
BASIC BIITTNER : 'Dear Old Dad' (06/16/08)
Sunday June 15th was Father's Day, so I thought I'd share some of the favorite quotes I have found about fathers, fatherhood, being a father, etc. Though I had a father and still have a father-in-law, and am myself a father, father-in-law and grandfather, I don't claim to have actually written any of these quotes myself. All are appropriately attributed to their authors, when known...
Gray Matters: Continued Story (06/16/08)
Sometime ago I wrote of a young man in Rochester, MN, a native of Russia, who suffers from gigantism caused by a tumor on his pituitary gland. Through the combined efforts of many, he and his mother, Svetlana, came to America and are now US citizens. She has become a registered nurse at St. Mary's Hospital. After high school, Igor completed computer technician training and has been employed by the Mayo Clinic's computer help line...
Honor thy father (06/16/08)
Being a father has always been a noble undertaking, even back when it was an expected role for most men. By being a father we are talking about more than just contributing some of the material needed for conception. We are talking about the financial, physical and emotional actions necessary to raise a child...
Senator Clinton's accomplishment (06/16/08)
Hillary Clinton has been the butt of many jokes because of what people see as her stubbornness in not pulling out of the race for the Democratic nomination much earlier. We have found many of the monologues by humorists and the political cartoons amusing. We have even published some of the cartoons...
Crime goes down (06/16/08)
Both violent and property crimes declined in the U.S. in 2007 from the previous year, the FBI recently reported. The news gives us reason for modest optimism. The optimism is only modest because it is uncertain whether the crime decline, 1.4 percent for violent crimes and 2.1 percent for property crimes, represents a trend or is simply the normal fluctuations seen from year to year in a situation that is basically stable. The decline followed two years of increased in crime...