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Stories from Monday, July 28, 2008

Cooking School coming to Cherokee (07/28/08)
Mary Janice Reisdorf, Territory Manager/Culinary Specialist with Taste of Home Cooking School, Greendale, Wis. was recently in Cherokee, finalizing plans for the upcoming Taste of Home Holiday Cooking School which will be hosted by the Chronicle Times on Nov. 11, at the Washington High School Gymnasium...
City seeks pool manager (07/28/08)
The Cherokee City Council approved advertising for the position of recreation director/pool manager to fill a recently vacated position. In a related matter, the council approved a wage increase of 50 cents for Chris Johnson, the former assistant pool manager who has assumed duties as director...
Times Gone By (07/28/08)
100 years ago Sam Betts is beginning to believe that the goblins will get him if he doesn't watch out. Monday morning as recounted in the Times his house was destroyed by fire. That afternoon he moved into the Dr. R. L Cleaves tenement located a few rods west of his former residence and that night lightning struck this building tearing down the chimney, tearing the plastering from the wall, a screen door torn off, and doing other damage but the family were uninjured though somewhat dazed and shocked. ...
"Nashville Star" comes home (07/28/08)
An outdoor concert on Wednesday night July 23rd in May City,Iowa, drew thousands of people to the tiny hamlet of fewer than 50 people in Osceola County. An estimated 5,000+ spectators came to see Shawn Mayer perform in her hometown, a concert that was filmed by NBC. Part of the concert will be aired Monday night July 28 on their series "Nashville Star."...
Changes abound at Aurelia Community School (07/28/08)
The Aurelia School District will begin its 118th school year this fall, and you certainly can't say there's nothing new at the venerable institution. For starters, neither High School Principal Dave Hickman nor Superintendent Tom Vint are with the Aurelia District now, as Vint resigned his position to accept a new position with another School District and Hickman retired. ...
Community Center is sparkling addition to Aurelia (07/28/08)
Probably the biggest story in Aurelia in 2008 was the opening of the town's Community Center in the spring. The building, which replaced the 1927 Community Center, was a project of the city, Aurelia Municiplal Utilities, and private donations, helped along by a grant from the state. H & H Builders of Kingsley were the contractors for the project...
Aurelia Golf Club celebrates 45 years (07/28/08)
The Aurelia golf club turns 45 years old this summer and several special events have or will take place to commemorate this anniversary. The biggest event will be on Saturday August 16, when club members will participate in a 45th anniversary tournament...
ACS 'Relay For Life' nears (07/28/08)
Cherokee County's 12th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, August 1-2 at Koser-Spring Lake Park in Cherokee. The popular and poignant opening ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. Friday, August 1, at the main open shelter house. Participants are asked to be present by 6:45 p.m...
City hires interim manager (07/28/08)
Acting on the recommendation of the city manager search committee, the Cherokee City Council voted 4 to 1 to hire an interim city manager, effective Sept. 15, 2008. Donald B. Eikmeier was present at the Tuesday meeting of the council and was introduced by John Cook of the city manager search committee. The committee had decided to seek an interim city manager, not only to assume the duties of top administrator for the city but also to work toward recruiting a long-term city manager...
Summer lunch (07/28/08)
Participation in the Cherokee school summer lunch program is high this year. The meals, served at Roosevelt Elementary School Monday through Friday, are free to school age children. Photo by Ken Ross
Poker-run held for Relay For Life (07/28/08)
On July 20th, the Little Sioux Red Power Club held a poker-run for Relay For Life. The event drew 19 tractors that traveled from the Cherokee County Fairgrounds to Spring Lake Park to the Schoon Addition to Hy-Vee then to The Gardens. The next stop was the Cherokee Villa and Country Side Estates before they ended back at the fairgrounds. ...
Rock the block is coming (07/28/08)
One of the most entertaining events of the summer is also an event with one of the worthiest goals. The Rock the Block event at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 16, will raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which is working on a cure for a devastating disease...
Cherokee School District changes bid rules (07/28/08)
In accordance with state recommendations, the Cherokee School Board has increased the maximum amount the district can spend on a construction or equipment project without going to competitive bids. The action taken at last week's meeting increases the maximum to $100,000. ...
County approves STP project (07/28/08)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, acting on the advice of Dave Shanahan, county engineer, approved a resurfacing project on L-56 from L-51 to C-44 for which there is federal aid under the STP program. The project approved at the Tuesday supervisor meeting will be paid for partly by farm to market funding with the bulk of the funding from the STP program, that program paying $360,000 or 80 percent of the project cost, whichever is less. ...
#1 Cherokee sinks 32-8 Solon in semifinals (07/28/08)
Ege's arm, Ruehle's 2-run single take Braves to title game DES MOINES - A four-run fifth inning, keyed by savvy Kyle Ruehle's two-run single, propelled the #1 Cherokee Braves to a 6-2 Class 2A semifinal victory over Solon at the Iowa State Baseball Championships here on July 24th...
IHSBCA names All-District teams (07/28/08)
Braves Ruehle, Koch, Jones, Schuett, Ege 1st team Five players on the #1 Cherokee Braves baseball team have earned first team, Class 2A All-District honors as voted on by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. Cherokee senior Kyle Ruehle; juniors Matt Koch, Tyler Jones, and Kyle Schuett; and sophomore Cody Ege were named to the 2008 Class 2A All-District squad. Last week the superb fivesome was named 2008 first team All-Lakes Conference...
CYSBA champs (07/28/08)
Haselhoff Construction of Cherokee won first place in Cherokee Youth Summer Ball Association (CYSBA) Girls Minor League play this year with a 7-1-1 record. Team members are (left to right) front row: Halee Booth, Kaely Hummel, Emily Haselhoff, Grace Tuesink...
WHS girls basketball camp winners (07/28/08)
The contest winners have been announced for the recent Cherokee Girls High School Basketball Camp held at the Cherokee Middle School under the direction of Washington High varsity girls basketball coach Abby James. Game winners were: Queen of the Court, Amanda Callahan; Knockout, Brooke Luetkeman; 1-on-1 Tournament, Taylor Woods; Free Throw, Shelby Dilla; Hot Shot, Elizabeth dawson and Lauren Husman; 3-on-3 Tournament, Dawson, Whitney Webb, Shanon Shaefer, Katie Sambrano...
Second Catfish Marathon held (07/28/08)
On July 19, a bevy of dedicated area anglers grabbed their bait boxes and trusty fishing poles and sallied forth to the aquatic parameters of the Little Sioux River to match wits with the resident catfish population. The event was the Correctionville Little Sioux Fishing Club's Second All-Night Catfish Catching Marathon of the summer...
Kenneth C. Ainsworth (07/28/08)
Kenneth C. Ainsworth, 51, of Kilgore, Texas died Sunday July 20, 2008 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee following an apparent heart attack. Services in Kilgore, Texas were held Friday July 25, followed by burial on Saturday in the Mineral Springs Cemetery, Mineral Springs, Miss. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of local arrangements...
Jean A. Kreutz (07/28/08)
Funeral services for Jean A. Kreutz, 73, of Aurelia, were held on July 23. 2008 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial was in the Diamond Township Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia...
Barbara I. Wurth (07/28/08)
Barbara I. Wurth, 61, of Marcus, passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus following a courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial took place on July 22, at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Father Eugene Murray officiated. Private family burial will follow at a later date...
Dale Leonard Luetkeman (07/28/08)
Dale Luetkeman, 63, of Aurelia, died July 20, 2008 at his farm home after a lengthy battle with cancer. Memorial services were held on July 23 at the St. John's Church, rural Peterson, with Pastor Michael Hyde officiating.The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was in charge of arrangements, and memorials may be given to the St. John's Church Perpetual Fund...
BASIC BIITTNER - What's good for the Goose ... (07/28/08)
Last Sunday, July 27, the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, inducted their latest class of new members. First and foremost of the new inductees was Rich "Goose" Gossage, the fireballing right handed pitcher with the memorable glowering stare, located just north of his Fu Manchu mustache. ...
Gray Matters: Small town salute (07/28/08)
As some of you may know, Marcus has its own Blog site set up by Bob Reed, retired professor and writer, who lives in Florida. There have been some differing opinions expressed in several recent postings. Some folks regard them as finding fault; while others consider them constructive criticism. ...
Watch what you say and do (07/28/08)
The good news is that people no longer have to accept harassment in the workplace. The bad news is that workers, especially those in a supervisory position, have to be concerned that what they may regard as innocent humor or an attempt to kindle a workplace romance may be offensive...
Watch out for summer heat (07/28/08)
Following a fairly mild spring and early summer, we've finally gotten some uncomfortably high temperatures combined with high humidity, temperatures that are potentially dangerous. It is important to pay attention to your body when performing arduous tasks in summer heat...
Getting tough the wrong way (07/28/08)
A get-tough policy toward illegal immigrants arrested at a meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, has come under criticism by some who regard criminal prosecution of the workers as cruel and unwarranted. Of the 390 taken into custody, 306 have been charged with felonies -- aggravated identity theft and Social Security fraud...