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Stories from Thursday, June 19, 2008

Fees and food discussed at MMC (06/19/08)
Kristy Carlson, the head cook for the school district, reported to the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School Board about the concerns of rising food costs, and possible action to reduce lunch program costs. There is no consistency with the commodities provided to public schools and to what costs would be. She doesn't even know what commodities would be available...
Public needs to cooperate in emergencies (06/19/08)
A violent storm front that swept through western Iowa last week underscores the importance of public education on what to do and what not to do during a potentially lethal storm, according to Aimee Barritt, emergency services coordinator for Cherokee County...
Cell phones cause school headaches (06/19/08)
Cell phone use causes a variety of problems in schools, school administrators informed school board members during a Cherokee School Board meeting on June 16th. Disruption of class, distraction of students from school work, potential cheating, potential violations of privacy and inappropriate direct communications that should go through school staff are among the identified problems attributed to the widespread use of cell phones by students...
"Dive-in" Movie - (06/19/08)
Youngsters had fun at the Bacon Aquatic Center while waiting for the poolside movie on Friday evening, June 13th. The animated movie "Surf's Up" was sponsored by the Cherokee Arts Council - the first of three outdoor movies to be held this summer. There were 59 spectators at the event. Photo by Ken Ross...
Aurelia Star changes ownership (06/19/08)
Steamin' Flamingo Ink has announced its purchase of the Aurelia Star from Neff Publications of Holstein, owned by Francene Leonard. Steamin' Flamingo Ink is owned by Cindy Hanner of Quimby. Hanner has become a familiar face around Aurelia during the last year while she has worked for the Aurelia Star. ...
Local flooding not bad (06/19/08)
There is some flooding at Spring Lake and Wescott parks and there is standing water in low lying farm fields, but Cherokee County is fortunate compared other areas of the state, according to Richard Boothby, co-chair of the Little Sioux Flood Committee...
CCT to present 'South Pacific' (06/19/08)
Incomparable classic a musical treat for all ages The Cherokee Community Theatre production of "South Pacific" is scheduled for six thrilling performances beginning Tuesday, June 24 through Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. and concluding with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29 at the Cherokee Washington High School Auditorium...
Remember our troops! (06/19/08)
ENS Patrick Greenwood V7A-115 Unit # 25396 7PO APO 96601-6228 MSgt. Todd Harmon 732 AEG/MRT1 APO AE. 09315-9997 SSgt. Henderson, Michael J. 586 ESFS/S-4 Unit 60508 APO, AE 09375-0508 Rebel Borrink SPC TF Thunder Kfor 9 Camp Bondsteel APO AE 09340 APC Chris Cave...
WHS girls fall in slugfest (06/19/08)
ESTHERVILLE - A revved-up Cherokee Washington High softball squad tallied six runs in the first inning here on June 16th, but couldn't recapture the magic the rest of the way and succumbed, 15-6 , to a tough Estherville-LC squad in Lakes Conference action...
Aurelia boys play two quality opponents (06/19/08)
The Aurelia Bulldogs baseball team hosted Northwest Conference arch rival Alta on Friday the 13th and put a scare into the ranked Cyclone squad before bowing, 15-12. Alta used five pitchers in a back-and-forth battle between the two conference rivals. Aurelia took an early 1 to 0 lead to start the game, but Alta answered with four runs in the top of the third. Aurelia then went ahead on a grand slam home run by Jared Bruce in the bottom of the third, to make the score 5 to 4...
#1 Braves blast Wolfpack, 12-0 (06/19/08)
Cherokee bats stay hot for 12 hits in shortened game The Cherokee Braves stepped over Hull Western Christian 12-0 in Lakes Conference baseball action here on June 13th. The #1 Braves, now 13-1 for the season, pounded out a dozen hits, with Kyle Ruehle's bases-loaded double in the four-run first inning getting Cherokee up, up, and away early...
Lady Pirates win close one with K-P (06/19/08)
GALVA - The Galva-Holstein softball team pulled out another close, hard-fought Maple Valley Conference game here on June 12th, coming from behind to defeat Kingsley-Pierson, 3-2. The Lady Pirates got another strong pitching performance from sophomore Jaime Christensen, who pitched all seven innings, giving up two runs on three hits, while walking one and striking out four...
St. Mary's girls edge Aurelia, 2-1 (06/19/08)
STORM LAKE - Storm Lake St. Mary's and Aurelia beat the storms here on June 11th and got their Northwest Conference softball game played, with the Panthers edging the Bulldogs, 2-1. Erin Laursen pitched six innings for Aurelia and gave up two runs -...
Bulldog baseball team stays busy (06/19/08)
The Aurelia Bulldog baseball squad has been very busy this week. On Friday June 6, Aurelia played a "lackluster game, with many defensive errors," according to Bulldog coach Bob Mikos, and they lost, 11-0, to Laurens-Marathon in a five-inning Northwest Conference game...
MOC-FV shuts out Cherokee girls (06/19/08)
ORANGE CITY - Host MOC-Floyd Valley made quick work of the Cherokee Washington High softball team here on June 12th, ringing up a 10-0 five-inning non-conference victory. Junior pitcher Kelsie Peterson, seeing her first varsity starting action, took the pitching loss, allowing 10 runs on four hits and eight walks, and striking out four in four innings of work...
#1 Cherokee Braves crunch Cougars, 12-2 (06/19/08)
Pitts pitching shuts down Manson NW Webster The #1 Cherokee Braves baseball team withstood a two-run outburst in the first inning from a pesky Manson NW Webster squad and sailed on to win the non-conference tussle 12-2 in five innings here Thursday night...
Campbell wins 'Sioux Valley' title (06/19/08)
Cherokee native clips medalist 1-up in Championship match Cherokee native Jeff Campbell, a self-admitted golf fanatic, claimed the Championship of the 2008 Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Golf Tournament at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club last weekend, nipping Kent Schroeder of Mapleton 1-up...
Campbell brings Sioux Valley trophy 'home' (06/19/08)
Except for the concern for his ailing mother, life is good for the 2008 Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Golf Tournament Champion, Jeff Campbell of Niles, Ohio. Jeff, one of six children of Don and Barb Campbell of Cherokee, has returned to his home town from Ohio 13 years, including 11 years in a row, to play in the venerable Sioux Valley Amateur, Iowa's oldest match-play golf tournament...
Darlene J. Klockgether (06/19/08)
Darlene J. Klockgether, 79, of Cherokee, passed away June 16, 2008 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center, following a short illness. Funeral services were held Friday, June 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the Faith in Christ Fellowship in Cherokee. Pastor Pinky Person and Pastor Ted Greaves officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. On line condolences may be sent to www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Forrest Kohrt (06/19/08)
Funeral services for Forrest Kohrt, 86, of Aurelia, were held at 10:30 p.m. on June 16, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee with Pastor Richard Arndt and Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Forrest passed away on June 12, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City...
Gray Matters: A Pretty Classy Neighborhood (06/19/08)
I don't like to brag but I thought you might be interested in knowing that I live in a pretty classy neighborhood. It was instantly upgraded some months ago when a distinguished newcomer moved in. This well proportioned, dark-haired beauty lives in her very special quarters about a block, across lots, from my place. ...
Winding Roads: Observations on the weather (06/19/08)
The other day I was sitting out in my yard enjoying the lovely day, as there have 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...
An extremely bad idea (06/19/08)
Last month, law enforcement and school officials in Oceanside, Calif., collaborated in a cruel deception of students at El Camino High School. We certainly hope that other law enforcement agencies and school systems in the country do not repeat this well-intentioned but misguided program...
They did it right (06/19/08)
Following tragic deaths, especially when it involves young people, it is only natural to question what should have been done to prevent the deaths. As difficult as it may be to accept, the answer to the question is "nothing" in the case of the four Boy Scouts, ages 13 and 14, who died as a result of a tornado that struck a Boy Scout camp in Monona County on Wednesday evening...