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Stories from Monday, July 7, 2008

Times Gone By (07/07/08)
100 years ago The Chautauqua is the one place to go where nothing but a good time can be had and this fact seems to be appreciated by everyone as the attendance continues to be very large. The lecture by Sylvester Long on "Lightning and Toothpicks" Monday was excellent and nothing better could have been provided...
Quimby Class of '58 (07/07/08)
The Quimby Class of 1958 recently held its 50th reunion at the Quimby Golf Clubhouse, Pictured are (front row) Phyllis Elliott Bahr, Karen Bleasdell Mills, JoAnn Husman Schmidt, Juanita King Hempel, and Joan Benson; (back row) Kendall Parcel, Don Bobolz, Larry Hollenbeck, Larry Hempel, Lonnie Hanson, Don Johnson, Frank Escue, Dick Lovrien and Lyle Woltman. Photo contributed...
Cherokee School Board approves Playground bid (07/07/08)
B Managing editor The Cherokee School Board, meeting in special session on Monday, approved a bid of $49,922 for playground equipment, which includes installation. The playground will be installed at the Early Childhood Learning Center, located in the Webster building. An $11,000 surfacing project in preparation for the equipment was paid for through a DNR grant...
Liability problems considered by Supervisors (07/07/08)
Dave Shanahan, Cherokee County Engineer, showed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors a form that was developed to reduce county liability for accidents that occur during the Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). However, the form to be signed by registered RABRAI participants will not entirely eliminate the possibility of lawsuits against counties...
Quimby's Watermelon Days held June 27-28 (07/07/08)
This year's Quimby Watermelon Days celebration was plagued by some weather woes on Saturday evening, June 28th, as a rain squall passed through town. Luckily, the rain was soon over and the sky (complete with rainbow,) was clear by the time volunteers were ready to start serving watermelon. Photo by Ron Flewelling...
Washta student interns for Grassley (07/07/08)
WASHINGTON -- Adam Ebert, son of Lynn and Jerry Ebert of Washta, has just finished spending six weeks in Washington, D.C., working as an intern in Senator Chuck Grassley's office. Ebert is a senior at Iowa State University, majoring in agribusiness and international agriculture...
Community preserves nodes (07/07/08)
Responding to the city's lack of funds to maintain the decorative landscaped areas at the corners of downtown Main Street intersections (called nodes), some citizens and organizations have stepped forward to replant and maintain the nodes, an alternative to a suggestion of paving over the nodes...
Grassley conducts town meeting in Aurelia (07/07/08)
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley fielded a number of questions from citizens gathered on Monday June 30th at the Aurelia Community Center, one of the stops in a series of town meetings this week. Energy policy, foreign trade, the war in Iraq, health care and agriculture were subjects of interest for those gathered at the community center...
Pirates lose to Panthers, 10-3 (07/07/08)
KINGSLEY - The Galva-Holstein Pirates fell to Maple Valley Conference foe Kingsley-Pierson in baseball action here on July 1st. Andrew Zellmer, Ben Gurake and Chris Olson led the Panthers at the plate and Olson also picked up the win on the mound, allowing eight hits - two by the Pirates' Mark Cronin...
Bulldog lose two to Cyclone teams (07/07/08)
ALTA - The Alta Cyclones (24-3) clubbed 16 hits en route to a 17-0 victory over Aurelia in Northwest Conference baseball action here on June 30th. The Bulldogs managed only two hits - both by Jared Bruce - off the Cyclones' Skyler Radke. The Aurelia softball girls didn't fare much bettter, as they lost to the strong Cyclone club by an 11 - 0 score. No game details were available at press time...
Braves beat SL, 10-7 (07/07/08)
STORM LAKE - The number- one- ranked Cherokee Braves scored five runs in the last two innings and remained unbeaten in Lakes Conference play with a 10-7 conquest of the Storm Lake Tornadoes in baseball action here on July 1. Kyle Ruehle had three hits and four RBI, and Matt Koch slugged a home run and a double to pace the Braves' offensive attack. Tyler Jones also had two doubles, and Cody Ege had two RBI. Nolan Cone had a solo home run and Michael McCabe a single and double for Storm Lake...
Shrine Game July 26 in Ames will have lots of local connections (07/07/08)
The 36th annual Iowa Shrine All-Star Football Game will be played on Saturday July 26 at Jack Trice Stadium, on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. Several players, coaches and officials from this area will be involved in this year's game, which is scheuled to kick off at 7 p.m...
Cherokee girls softball results (07/07/08)
The Washington High School varsity softball team played several games over the weekend of June 27-29, with varying degress of success. On Friday, the Cherokee squad hosted a talented Spencer Tiger team in Lakes Conference action, and give up 10 runs in the third inning to drop the contest 12-0 in three innings. ...
South O'Brien gals go 4-2 for the week (07/07/08)
Season record now 17-9 The strong South O'Brien softball team played six games last week, knocking off West Sioux, 11-5 and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, 10-0, in a pair of War Eagle Conference games on Monday and Tuesday and losing two conference games on Wednesday to the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Warriors, who are rated fourth in the state in Class 3A. ...
Lady Pirates softball results (07/07/08)
GALVA - Galva-Holstein lost to MMC 2-1 on June 27th in non-conference softball action here. Michaela Else took the loss on the mound for the Lady Pirates, pitching all seven innings and giving up four hits and one earned run, while walking three and striking out two. G-H was limited to just three singles - by Brittany Ridder, Michaela Else and Emily Schiernbeck. Schiernbeck drove in the lone G-H run...
Braves clinch Conference title with 9-0 win (07/07/08)
Tim Jones continued his slugging ways on June 27th, collecting three hits, including a home run, to lead the Cherokee Braves to a 9-0 victory over the Spencer Tigers. The win gave the #1-ranked Braves their third straight Lakes Conference title. Cody Ege turned in another excellent performance on the mound for Coach Scott Koch's Braves, scattering six hits and striking out 11. ...
Cherokee Swim Team makes big splash at Humboldt (07/07/08)
The Cherokee Swim Team traveled to Humboldt on June 25th for a six-team swim meet with Humboldt, Fort Dodge, Webster City, Clarion and Hampton. Cherokee collected a whopping 25 first-place finishes in individual events, along with numerous first place relays. The team also had 20 second place and 12 third place finishes in individual events...
Hockenson repeat winner at State Hershey Track Meet (07/07/08)
TJ Hockenson 10, Cherokee, recently won the softball throw at the State Hershey Track Meet for the third year in a row. Competing in the 11/12 year old boys softball throw division in Marshalltown on Saturday, June 14th, Hockenson's winning throw of 171 feet was 21 feet further than he threw in the Hershey National Track meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania last August...
Struck Strikes Out : Campbell brings Sioux Valley trophy 'home' (07/07/08)
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...
Barbara A. Miller (07/07/08)
Barbara A. Miller, 47, of Sutherland, died on Saturday, June 28, 2008 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, following a one-year illness. Memorial services were held on July 3 at the First Baptist Church in Cherokee. Pastor Larry Nilson officiated. Burial will be in Sutherland at a later date. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of arrangements...
Jean A. (Albrant) Igou (07/07/08)
Jean A. (Albrant) Igou, 66, of Castana died Sunday, June 29, 2008, at her residence following a lengthy illness. Services were held on July 1 at Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, Pastor Catie Newman officiated. Burial was in the Kennebec Cemetery at Castana...
Jones/Bergendahl engagement (07/07/08)
Jeanna Marie Jones and Michael Dean Bergendahl of Sibley, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Pam and Michael Cronin of Cleghorn and the late Gordon Jones of Rembrandt. Jeanna is currently employed as the Radiology Manager of the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee...
Frantzen/Schaefer engagement (07/07/08)
Donavon Schaefer and Kevin and Karen Kestel are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, TJ Schaefer, to Jolene Frantzen. Jolene is the daughter of Tom and Irene Frantzen of rural New Hampton. The couple resides in Exira. The bride- to- be is a 2002 graduate of New Hampton High School and attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she received a Bachelors Degree in Music Education in December 2006. ...
Gray Matters:To each his own (07/07/08)
I usually try to avoid clichés but I'm afraid there's no way around it this time. Let me tell you how perfectly that old one, "to each his own," has recently been proven. It has to do with favorite musicals. A few weeks ago, I told you how and why Oklahoma! had become my unquestioned preference. ...
Laws have changed (07/07/08)
July 1st was the day that many state laws went into effect. One new law has some Iowans, smoking -- meaning angry, not literally smoking because that would be a violation of the law. The new smoking ban is easily the most controversial measure passed by the Iowa Legislature this past session. The measure approved by the Legislature bans smoking in bars and restaurants, but allows casinos to continue to allow smoking in gambling areas...
Happy New Year (07/07/08)
July 1 is the start of the fiscal year for many public entities, including county governments, city governments and school districts. This makes particular sense for school districts because July 1 falls between school years. Administrators and maintenance workers do not have an entire season off from their duties but most students and teachers relax over the summer, perhaps too much. ...