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Stories from Wednesday, July 23, 2008

County fair was a success (07/23/08)
Although the early part of the fair on Thursday and Friday (July 10-11) was a bit hot and humid, the weekend weather on Saturday and Sunday (July 12-13) was perfect for an outdoor event. Carol White, a fair board member contacted at the fairgrounds on July 14th, said it was a great county fair...
Aurelia School receives $50,000 bequest (07/23/08)
They "saved the best news for last" at the monthly meeting of the Aurelia School Board on July 14th, when Board President Dan Winterhof told the Board the school had just received a letter notifying them that recently-deceased Aurelia citizen Merle Brune had left the Aurelia school 50,000 for "furtherance of the grade school program." Board members expressed appreciation at the surprising news, and will consider the best use of these funds at a future meeting...
Life of adventure begins in Cherokee (07/23/08)
Delbert Scott never forgot the words of his third grade teacher in Cherokee, Clara Delaschmutt. The 65-year-old former U.S. Navy Chief Bosun's Mate who now lives in Wichita Falls, Texas, has lived a life of accomplishment and adventure, drawing inspiration from his teacher who told him more than half a century ago, "Delbert, you can do anything you decide to do."...
Cultural camp (07/23/08)
The Cherokee Arts Council held a variety of cultural activities at Gillette Park last week for children. Following a presentation on the pioneers of Iowa, the children made pioneer style toys. Photo by Ken Ross
Goodwin benefits scheduled (07/23/08)
Friends of Brook Simmons Goodwin have scheduled two benefit luncheons to help raise funds for medical costs. The first benefit was on Sunday, July 20 and was a barbecue at the Quimby Fire Station. The benefit was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and there was a freewill offering...
Supervisors have routine meeting (07/23/08)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors had a short meeting to deal with routine matters on July 15th. Lisa Langlitz, community services director, informed the supervisors that she has hired a case manager at a rate of $12.50 an hour. There were six applicants for the position and Langlitz interviewed three. She said that the one hired, Dena Woltman, had good experience and qualifications. She is also a resident of the county...
WHS Class of '65 "Mini Reunion" (07/23/08)
The Washington High Class of '65 had a mini class reunion in Manistee, Michigan from June 21st through June 25th. The event was hosted by Linda (Thomas) Browne, with a well - planned agenda for everyone's enjoyment. Back row --(left to right) - Judy (Sleezer) Langholdt, Janet (Lowder) Sleezer, Dwight Means, Pat (Marshall) Means...
Braves blow by Gaels! (07/23/08)
Defending State Champs make State 4 years in row CARROLL - Cherokee's incomparable Braves baseball team unloaded an 8-run fifth inning on a very good Fort Dodge St. Edmond's club here on July 16th to win the Class 2A Substate Championship game and advance to the Iowa State Baseball Championships in Des Moines beginning July 18th...
Zavin Robert Dublinske (07/23/08)
Zavin Robert Dublinske, infant son of Steve and Brandi (James) Dublinske, of Cherokee, died shortly after birth on Monday, July 14, 2008 in the Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Neb. Services are pending at Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Patricia K. Chase (07/23/08)
Memorial services for Patricia K. Chase, 73, of rural Washta, who passed away on Dec. 21 2007, were held on July 19 at the Quimby United Methodist Church, with Rev. Richard Layman officiating. Burial was in the Quimby Cemetery. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of the arrangements...
Carmen M. Osborn Teoli (07/23/08)
Carmen M. Osborn Teoli, 52, of Cherokee, passed away on July 13, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held on Thursday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Magrey deVega officiating. It was Carmen's wish to be cremated. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of the arrangements...
Richard H. Roder (07/23/08)
Richard H. "Dick" Roder, age 74, of Alta, passed away on July 13, 2008 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center of Sioux City. A funeral service were held on July 16 at the United Methodist Church of Alta. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery of Alta. Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements...
Stowater/son (07/23/08)
Ryan and Casey Stowater are proud to announce the birth of their son. Landau Michael Stowater was born on July 10, 2008 at 11:10 a.m. He weighed 8 lbs. and 1 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Welcoming Landau home is his brother Logan Stowater. Grandparents are Rod and Sandy Stowater and Ken and Terri Stephens...
Sanow and Klinker/son (07/23/08)
Decun Sanow and Cynthia Klinker of Le Mars are please to announce the birth of their son. Gauge David Sanow was born on July 10, 2008 at 12:33 p.m. He weighed 8 lbs. and measured 21 inches long. Welcoming Gauge home was his sister Leandra. Grandparents are Mary Flores of Cherokee, Robert Klinker of Denison, Dave and Michelle Myer of Hampton and Terry Sanow of Le Mars...
Chapman/Winkowski Wedding (07/23/08)
Lisa Chapman and J. Winkowski were united in marriage on Sept. 29, 2007 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames. Deacon John McCully officiated the ceremony. A reception and dance followed at the Holiday Inn in Ames. The bride is the daughter of Blair and Eileen Chapman of Cherokee. The groom is the son of Dianne and Rusty Cline of Marengo and Jim and Marian Winkowski of Globe, Ariz...
Wold/Schueder engagement (07/23/08)
Jody Wold and Derek Schueder announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on Aug. 9 in Laramie, Wyoming. Jody is the daughter of Kris Wold and the late Ed Wold of Laramie. She graduated from Laramie High School in 2003, and is a 2008 graduate from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelors' degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science. She minored in American Politics. Jody is currently working at the University of Wyoming in Laramie...
Bailey/Staver engagement (07/23/08)
Stephanie Bailey and Matthew Staver announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Stephanie is the daughter of Paul Bailey of Mason City and Molly Katro of Brunswick, Ga. Matthew is the son of Jim and Janet Staver of Cherokee. Stephanie is a 2001 graduate of Clear Lake High School; is finishing her AA Degree in Accounting from AIB in Des Moines, and is currently a Staff Accountant for Professional Controllers Inc. in West Des Moines...
Hatch/Ludvigson engagement (07/23/08)
Cam and Susan Hatch of Cherokee announce the engagement of their daughter Kayla to Kellen Ludvigson, son of Park and Darla Ludvigson of Cushing. Kayla is a 2001 graduate of Washington High School in Cherokee, a 2006 graduate of the University of Iowa with a degree in athletic training, and is currently a student at Northwestern Health Sciences in Chiropractic, in Bloomington, Minnesota...
Carlson/Vladimirov engagement (07/23/08)
Linsay Carlson and Simeon Vladimirov are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Linsay is the daughter of Loren and Cheryl Carlson of Storm Lake. Simeon is the son of Vladimir and Hristina Vladimirov of Toronto, Canada. Linsay is a 1994 Aurelia High School graduate and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Northwestern College in Orange City in 1998. She currently serves as the Campus Ministries Coordinator at Dordt College in Sioux Center...
From the Midway: Iowa's bucolic life (07/23/08)
How would I describe life in Iowa to a person who's never been here? I mean to a traveler from a distant land - an Eastern European country for example. I would begin by telling them that Iowa is a rural state. I live in a village that does not have a gas staiton or much of a night life. In fact, I can't even get a pizza delivered to my house...
Gray Matters: Marcus Fair (07/23/08)
Now that the highly successful Cherokee County Fair is history, the action is moving to the western edge of the county. The 72nd Annual Marcus Community Fair, scheduled for Aug. 7-10, is fast approaching. I believe the Fair Board, a diligent group of volunteers chaired by Rod Ogren, has been hard at work ever since the 71st Fair ended a year ago. That's the kind of effort it takes to achieve success...
BASIC BIITTNER: Proud to be an Iowan (07/23/08)
I had to be in Des Moines the other day for an appointment, so I took the time to visit an attraction which I had been wanting to see ever since it opened. The attraction of which I'm speaking is the Iowa Hall of Pride. The "baby" of former IHSAA Executive Director Bernie Saggau, the Hall of Pride stands as a monument to the students, teachers, parents, coaches, and administrators of Iowa's schools, with a fascinating array of interactive kiosks, games and videos telling the story of the spirit of Iowa, through the history of school and student accomplishments - not just in athletics, but in all scholastic and extracurricular activities.. ...
Ross Rambles: Meteor Destroys Cherokee County (07/23/08)
In a recent Chronicle Times, I displayed wisdom gained from many years as a journalist as well as skills gained from a first rate university education when I wrote the headline, 'Supervisors have routine meeting.' That is the most important part of writing an article, creating an exciting headline that will make people want to read the article...
Is there a media double standard? (07/23/08)
A cover of the liberal-leaning New Yorker magazine has come under fire for bad taste. It shows Barack Obama dressed in Muslim attire and Michelle Obama dressed as a terrorist. Ironically, the critics share the liberal-leaning tendencies of the magazine they are criticizing...
What was it we were talking about? (07/23/08)
Recently, researchers have gotten results from studies that confirm earlier studies indicating that when preschoolers watch television, this increases the chances of their developing attention deficit problems later in life. Other studies have previously linked TV viewing with other childhood problems such as obesity and aggressiveness. ...
Summer: 'flip-flop' time (07/23/08)
It's shaping up to be a very strange presidential election campaign. The presumptive nominees of both parties, Senators McCain and Obama, are both making moves to appeal to a broader cross section of voters and both are being criticized for "flip-flopping" on issues...