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Stories from Thursday, July 17, 2008

Equipment lease approved (07/17/08)
At one time, some Cherokee City Council members had questioned the practice of the city renting the tools and equipment that Duane Mummert, park superintendent, and other city employees used from Mummert. This has led to some acrimonious exchanges at city council meetings, with Mummert claiming that the $1,000 rent being charged for his equipment was more than reasonable...
Park use has changed (07/17/08)
Ginger Walker, executive director of the Cherokee County Conservation Board, reports that the use of Cherokee County Parks has been down some early in the summer because of flooding at the Silver Sioux Park but she expects park usage to be strong during the remainder of the summer...
Hy-Vee, Inc. Makes Donation To Cherokee Fire Department (07/17/08)
Recently, Hy-Vee presented the Cherokee Fire Department with a contribution of $250. Hy-Vee is proud to be supporting the Cherokee Fire Department. Pictured (left to right): Roger Frisbie, Hank Hayes, Tod Hockenson, Gary Chase, Tim Haupert, Jason Van Vactor, Dave Lucas, & Mark Napier. Photo contributed...
State Fair Opening Day Offers Free Admission, Corndog (07/17/08)
DES MOINES (AP) - Be part of history with record-setting opening ceremonies at the 2008 Iowa State Fair. On August 7 get free admission at the gate from 5-8:30 a.m. and then head to the Grand Concourse and help set a world record for the most people simultaneously eating a corndog...
Times Gone By (07/17/08)
100 years ago A warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of Mrs. Ella Filer on the charge of enticing away little Maggie Luloff of this city. The Sioux City Journal gives the following account of the arrest of the woman: "Accused of having enticed fifteen year old Maggie Luloff from the home of her parents at Cherokee, Io., and of having brought her to Sioux City, presumable for immoral purposes, Mrs. Ella Filer was arrested at Fourth and Douglas streets yesterday afternoon by Detective Curtis...
Let the games begin (07/17/08)
A lot of attention is being given to the fact that President Bush plans to attend the Olympics next month in Beijing. It shouldn't. The Olympic competitions are about athletes from around the world competing. Whether or not the U.S. President or any other head of state attends the games in China shouldn't in any way affect how the people of the world feel about the Olympics...
Resignation letter (07/17/08)
Greg Stieneke, Cherokee City Council member, has criticized the mayor and council for what he regards as failure to work with a safety committee. At his suggestion, his letter of resignation from the safety committee is being published. It is as follows:...
Council adopts ethics policy (07/17/08)
The Cherokee City Council adopted a code of conduct for members of the Cherokee City Council. The code adopted at the July 8th meeting was created from standard wording used by other towns. Wally Miller, Jr., city attorney, referred to the 11-page document as "mostly common sense stuff."...
Supervisors consider project (07/17/08)
David Shanahan, Cherokee County engineer, recently informed the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors about an upcoming project on N Avenue, a replacement of a wood bridge with a concrete box at an estimated cost of $88,000. He said county workers could do the job themselves but state law requires counties to bid on projects costing more than $75,000. ...
Confusion abounds on smoking rules (07/17/08)
For government entities, the rules on enforcement of the Smoke Free Air Act that went into effect in Iowa on July 1 are still confusing. Wally Miller, Jr., city attorney for Cherokee, informed the Cherokee City Council at their July 8th meeting that one clear requirement for the city is the need to post new signs at public areas where smoking is prohibited...
River Valley loses heartbreaker to rated O-A (07/17/08)
The River Valley Wolverines dropped a "heartbreaking" game to state-ranked Odebolt-Arthur, 3-0, in the semi-finals of the Class 1A Regional Softball Tournament in Galva on July 9th. The loss to the conference rival Trojans was disappointting, as Wolverine coach Erika Slota said RV "played a great game - the best we have played against them (Odebolt-Arthur)."...
MMC boys knock off RSM 5-3 (07/17/08)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys upended traditional baseball power Remsen St. Mary's 5-3 in second-round District Tournament action at Remsen on July 10. MMC had defeated Remsen Union, 12-5, in their first-round game on July 8 and St. Mary's got to the second round by shutting out Spalding Catholic, 3-0, in the first round...
Pirates knock Bulldog boys from tourney, then lose to S-C (07/17/08)
The Galva-Holstein Pirates knocked off the Aurelia Bulldogs 10-0 in District 2 Baseball Tournament play at Galva on July 8th. John Forristal had three hits for the Pirates, and Cole Egger and Gunner McCurdy drove in two runs apiece to lead the Pirates. Kyle Yearous started on the mound and pitched four innings, the first of four Pirate hurlers to see action...
Hole-in-one at Cherokee Country Club (07/17/08)
Robert Tevis of Frisco, Texas ended his Iowa vacation with brother-in-law Jim Haselhoff in style on Sunday, July 6. Tevis was playing golf at the Cherokee Country Club, and his 9 iron tee shot on the 4th hole found its way into the cup for a hole-in-one...
Della H. Gray (07/17/08)
Della H. Gray, 93, of Marcus, passed away on July 7, 2008 at University Hospitals in Iowa City. Funeral services were held on July 12 at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus, with Rev. Liz Pfeifle officiating. Burial followed at the Marcus Amherst Cemetery...
Katherine B. Meisinger (07/17/08)
Katherine B. Meisinger, 91, of Cherokee, formerly of Plattsmouth, Neb., passed away on July 10, 2008 in the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center in Cherokee. Funeral services were held on July 15 at the First Presbyterian Church in Plattsmouth, Neb, with Pastor Ronald Van Houkelorn officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Plattsmouth, The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee assisted the family with the local arrangements...
Bernard P. Strahmann (07/17/08)
Former Larrabee resident Bernard P. Strahmann died Sunday, June 15, 2008 in Shreveport, La. He was 72 years old. A memorial service was held on June 20, at Mt. Redoubt Church in Nikiski, Alaska. Bernard was born June 20, 1935 in Larrabee, to Mary and William Strahmann. He left Iowa at the age of 16 and explored the Western states. He made Alaska his home in 1968...
Thill wedding (07/17/08)
Stephanie Smith and Seth Thill were married June 7, 2008 at 3:45 pm in Central Park in Cherokee. Officiating the ceremony was Dan Malloy. Their son, Roman Thill and her father, Bryan Smith and her mother Mary Crow escorted Stephanie down the aisle. Following the wedding, a dinner and dance were held at the Cherokee Community Center...
Lundquist/Boyd wedding (07/17/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Lundquist of Maple Grove, Minn. announce the marriage of their daughter, Kyra Jane Lundquist, to Daniel Hollis Boyd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryon H. Boyd H. Boyd of Huntsville, Ala. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Maple Grove Senior High. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2002. She is employed by Ensission Inc., in Colorado Springs, sales and marketing...
Miller/Van Iperen (07/17/08)
Mark and Tammy Miller of Cherokee are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtnie Miller, to Michael Van Iperen, son of Jim and Laurie Van Iperen of Hartley. Courtnie is a 2006 graduate of Washington High School in Cherokee and is currently employed at Rosenbooms in Sheldon...
Ross Rambles: High court is attacked from both sides (07/17/08)
The U.S. Supreme Court has offended both liberals and conservatives with diverse opinions, including a decision to clarify second amendment rights and another to extend habeas corpus rights to Guantanamo detainees. These two decisions are less shocking than regarded by liberals in the first case and conservatives in the second case...