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Stories from Monday, June 30, 2008

Alarm given about city sirens (06/30/08)
Plea for donations can be expected A recent tornado warning demonstrated that Cherokee's aging sirens are inadequate and three need to be replaced, according to Aimee Barritt, Cherokee County emergency management coordinator, in comments to the Cherokee City Council on June 24th...
CCT presents "South Pacific" (06/30/08)
"South Pacific" was one of the first musical collaborations between composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, the pair who were also responsible for such other classic as "Oklahoma," "Carousel," "The King and I" and "The Sound Of Music." The story is based on two short stories by James A. ...
Austin Demers, 14, of Storm Lake Undergoes Liver Transplant (06/30/08)
Austin Demers, a 14-year-old boy of Storm Lake, Iowa was given a 2nd chance of life after his liver was attacked by an unknown cause. Doctors determined Austin's liver was rapidly deteriorating and he would need a liver transplant within 12 hours. On Thursday, June 19th Austin received a liver from an organ donor and underwent a transplant operation. ...
North Star donation (06/30/08)
North Star Community Credit Union supports the Cherokee Industrial Corporation's efforts in economic development. Jeff Hayes (left), NSCCU president /CEO, recently presented a $5,000 check to Eric Comstock (center) CIC board president, Also present was Mark Buschkamp (right), executive director of the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corp. ...
Yes you can help (06/30/08)
In response to several inquiries, the Cherokee County Chapter of the American Red Cross has announced that there is a way for people to help those who were affected in Iowa and other areas by the tornadoes and floods over this last month. Financial contributions to the American Red Cross Disaster Fund can be made by sending a donation to Cherokee County, American Red Cross, 514 Bailey Court, Cherokee, IA 51012. ...
New engineer assumes duties (06/30/08)
David Shanahan says he was impressed with the people he met in Cherokee County before taking the job as county engineer and has become even more impressed since he started working here at the start of June. "The people have been really helpful and friendly. I feel that this is a good fit for me," Shanahan said...
Wilson TV has new owners (06/30/08)
Randy and Sandy Pritts have announced the sale of their business, Wilson TV and Appliance to Steve and Jane Ebert. The long-time Cherokee business features a wide range of products Bosch, GE, Tempur-pedic and I.G. electronics. The Eberts plan to continue the name of the store and the present product line while adding a few new products such as Green Egg grills and Holland Grills...
Bulldog girls topple R-A, 14 - 4 (06/30/08)
AURELIA - In non-conference softball action here on Monday, the Aurelia Bulldog girls beat Ruthven-Ayrshire 14-4 in five innings. Erin Laursen pitched a complete game for the Bulldogs, allowing four runs on six hits. Laursen walked four and struck out four in gaining the win...
Aurelia Bulldogs bow to L-M, 17-5 (06/30/08)
AURELIA - Errors continued to plague the Aurelia baseball squad Monday as the Bulldogs dropped a Northwest Conference contest to Laurens-Marathon, 17-5. Kody Pinkerton pitched 4 2/3 innings for the Bulldogs and gave up 10 hits, including a 3- run homer, with one strikeout and four walks...
WHS girls compete in Spencer tourney (06/30/08)
SPENCER - Big scoring runs by the opponents led the Cherokee Washington High softball team to a disappointing 1-3 record against top-notch competition at the Spencer Invitational Tournament here on June 21-22. On Friday, Cherokee dropped its opener 16-10 to Sioux Center, but rebounded to beat George-Little Rock 9-8. On Saturday, the WHS gals lost identical 11-1 games to rated teams, Sioux City Heelan and Newell-Fonda...
Top-ranked Cherokee moves to 10-0 in Lakes (06/30/08)
Editor The 15-1 Cherokee Braves, rated first in Class 2A in Iowa all season long, battled tough to take out a dangerous Sheldon club 7-3 in Lakes Conference baseball action here on July 20th. Sophomore Cody Ege, one of the Braves leading hitters, rapped two doubles for an RBI and run scored to pace the defending State Champions. Dillon Moye also stroked a run-scoring single for the Braves...
#1 Cherokee cops Kuemper title (06/30/08)
Braves win all 3 tourney games aganst rated teams CARROLL - The explosive Cherokee Braves scored 24 runs in three games to capture the title of the annual Carroll Kuemper Invitational Baseball Tournament here on June 21 and 22. The #1 Braves (Class 2A) defeated two rated Class 3A squads on the way to the Championship, including a 6-3 win over Harlan, a 9-6 victory over Carroll in nine innings, and a 9-6 verdict over Council Bluffs St. Albert's in the title tilt...
Hirschman wins SV Consolation tourney (06/30/08)
Steve Hirschman of Aurelia nicked Scott Weber of Cherokee 2-1 in the Championship Flight match to lay claim to the 2008 Sioux Valley Amateur Men's Match-Play Golf Consolation Tournament at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club June 21. Hirschman beat Tom Girsch 5-4 in his first match, and then took out Pinky Green 3-2 in the semifinal before clipping Weber in the title match. Weber beat Daryl Bunch 3-2 in his opener, and then defeated Ken Slater 3-1 in the semifinal...
Robert L. Sullivan (06/30/08)
Robert L. Sullivan, 65, of Cherokee, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center, following a long illness. Funeral services were held on June 25 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with The Rev. Magrey deVega officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Isabelle S. Schmit (06/30/08)
Isabelle S. Schmit, 87, of Cherokee, formerly of Cushing, died Thursday, June 19, 2008, at the Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center in Cherokee. Services were held at 1 p.m. on June 23 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Holstein, with the Rev. David Hemann officiating. Burial was held in Calvary Cemetery at Holstein...
Frances Spitler Daly (06/30/08)
Graveside services for Frances Spitler Daly, 93, of La Mesa, Calif.,were held on Friday, June 27, 2008, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. There was no visitation. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was in charge of arrangements. Frances Phyllis Person was born Sept. ...
Robert Heistand (06/30/08)
Robert Heistand, 76, of Cherokee, died Tuesday June 24, 2008 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services were held June 27 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Gregg Johnson officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Military Honors were provided by the V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of Cherokee...
Virginia Robinson (06/30/08)
Virginia Robinson, 87, of Cherokee, passed away Saturday morning, June 21, 2008 at Countryside Estates in Cherokee. Memorial services along with Eastern Star services were on June 25 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Rev. Ray Kruger officiating. It was Virginia's request to be cremated. Burial of the cremation ashes was held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Shoults/Galles engagement (06/30/08)
Michelle Shoults and Luke Galles of Thornton, Colo. announces their engagement and upcoming wedding on Aug. 8, 2008 in Thornton. Michelle is the daughter of Judy Shoults of Springfield, Mo. and Nicholas Shoults of Springfield, Mo. Luke is the son of Janet Galles of Aurelia and Tim Galles of Ida Grove...
Basic Biittner : (One of) the Best Ever (06/30/08)
Whenever anyone embarks on an attempt to make a list of "the best (fill in the blank)," or to name a single person (or object) as "the best" at some endeavor or occupation, they quickly find themselves in no man's land, fearful that they have left someone out and might offend that person, his family, or "fans."...
Basic Biittner : (One of) the Best Ever (06/30/08)
Whenever anyone embarks on an attempt to make a list of "the best (fill in the blank)," or to name a single person (or object) as "the best" at some endeavor or occupation, they quickly find themselves in no man's land, fearful that they have left someone out and might offend that person, his family, or "fans."...
Gray Matters:Tribute to a friend (06/30/08)
Many here were saddened when recent news reached us of the death of Bonnie Garlow Morgenthaler of California. Though she had lived most of her adult life in her adopted state, she was loyal to her home town and was fondly remembered by all who knew her. ...
Keep alert for opportunity (06/30/08)
Profiting from people's misfortune sounds like a terrible thing to do but that is sometimes a worthwhile objective. In truth, medical staff, law enforcement officers, funeral directors and numerous emergency service professionals make a living because bad things happen to people...
Pregnancy pact shows desperation (06/30/08)
There's a baby boom under way in Gloucester, Mass. Time magazine reported last week that this past year, 17 pregnancies were reported at Gloucester High, four times the normal number reported in the 1,200 enrollment school last year. School officials began looking into the problem as early as last fall, when a high number of girls began seeing the school nurse to take pregnancy tests. ...