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Stories from Monday, August 4, 2008

Promoting Fun and Free activities (08/04/08)
A brochure published by the Sanford Museum promotes attractions available in Cherokee, free and entertaining for people of all ages. "People visiting the museum from out of town would ask what else there is to do in town. That's where the idea for this came from," explained Michele Deiber Kumm, associate director of the Sanford Museum and Planetarium...
Advisory Board learns about predator screening (08/04/08)
The Citizen's Advisory Board met for their quarterly meeting at the Mental Health Institute on July 25th, and heard a report from Dr. Waldemar Kuczwalski, a psychologist on the Civil Commitment Unit for Sex Offenders (CCUSO). Dr. Kuczwalski spoke of general characteristics of sexual predators and, specifically, about two screening instruments CCUSO uses to screen their patients, during their early days in treatment, in order for the staff to develop a patient's profile. ...
WHS registration slated (08/04/08)
Washington High School registration will be Aug. 5 for juniors and seniors, Aug. 6 for sophomores and Aug. 7 for freshmen. These are the suggested days each class but any student can actually register on any of the days. Registration will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m...
Washta Firemen's Dance and Barbecue (08/04/08)
July 26 marked the 2008 installment of the Washta Firemen's Street Dance and Barbecue. A bevy of folks dropped in for the gala that featured grilled pork burgers, corn-on-the-cob, potato salad, baked beans and potato chips. The big beat for the dance portion of the evening was provided by the band 100 Proof. The ground pork for the fete was donated by Trapp Farms of Washta and the sweet corn was provided by Perry Slota...
Oakdale Church takes 'Urban Plunge' (08/04/08)
Some members of the Oakdale Evangelical Free Church of rural Meriden got a taste of urban life in Omaha last weekend , starting on Friday, Aug. 1. The trip will be a view of the darker side of urban living including poverty, homelessness, substance abuse and even juvenile detention...
All-WEC baseball teams announced (08/04/08)
The War Eagle Conference has announced its 2008 All-Conference baseball team. Three members of the South O'Brien team were named, with senior outfielder Andy Puhrmann being selected for the first team ; and sophomore pitcher Ryan Brasser, and senior catcher Aaron Giese making the second team...
IOWA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CONFERENCES/DISTRICTS 2008 (08/04/08)
Class 4A -- WEST (24) Central Iowa Metropolitan League Central Conference Ankeny Dowling Catholic, WDM Johnston Indianola Southeast Polk Urbandale Iowa Conference Ames Fort Dodge Marshalltown Mason City Valley, WDM Waukee Metropolitan Conference Des Moines East...
Braves Football Camp scheduled (08/04/08)
The Cherokee Braves "Fit To Hit" Football Camp for players in grades 7-12 is scheduled for Monday through Thursday, August 4-7, at the Washington High School practice fields. Players can pick up registration forms at WHS or Roosevelt Elementary School. The registration forms should be brought to the Braves weight room, or mailed to Coach Neil Phipps at Washington High School...
Major School Changes in Iowa High School Football for 2008 (08/04/08)
Separated or Joined East Central/Preston: dissolved their sharing program and each school will be in 8-Player, District 4 Danville/New London: dissolved their sharing program and each school will be in Class A, District 5 SCMT, Sheffield (Class A last year) and Rockwell-Swaledale (8-player the previous two years) have merged to form West Fork, Sheffield (1A, District 2)...
Iowa Newspaper Association All-State Baseball Teams chosen (08/04/08)
DES MOINES - The Iowa Newspaper Association announced its 2008 All-State Baseball selections Tuesday, selecting first, second, third teams and team captains for classes 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A. The four seniors selected as team captains are 4A - Andrew Host, Southeast Polk High School; 3A - B.J. Hermsen, West Delaware High School; 2A -- Willie Argo, Davenport Assumption High School; and 1A -- Reggie Hochstetler, Iowa Mennonite High School...
Anna L. Wood (08/04/08)
Anna L. Wood, 94, of Cherokee, Iowa passed away Sunday, July 27, 2008 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center. Mrs. Wood was cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date, with Boothby Funeral Home of Cherokee in charge of the arrangements...
Evelyn Marie Erickson (08/04/08)
Evelyn Marie Erickson, age 78, of Prince George, Va., died on Saturday, July 26, 2008. Graveside funeral services were held on July 30 in the Merchants Hope Memorial Gardens, Prince George, Va., with funeral arrangements made by the J. T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home of Hopewell, Virginia...
Kim Hardin (08/04/08)
Kim Hardin, 51, of Cherokee, died Saturday July 26, 2008 at the Country Side Estates in Cherokee, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Memorial services were held on Saturday Aug. 2, at the Calvary Chapel in Larrabee, with Pastor Dave Harkins officiating. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of arrangements...
Wilson/daughter (08/04/08)
Shane and Polly Wilson of Ingleside, Texas are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter on July 11, 2008. Cameron Bonita weighed 5 lbs. 13 oz. and measured 18 1/2 inches at her birth, and was welcomed into the family by her seven siblings - Kayla, Alexis, Cyndi, Logan, Alan, Torrey and Tyler...
Schmillen/daughter (08/04/08)
Dustin and Holly Schmillen of Hartley are proud to announce the birth of their daughter. Alivia Ann Schmillen was born on July 20, 2008 at 12:28 a.m. at the Spencer Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs. and 8 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Kevin and Twyla Schmillen of Cherokee and Larry and Jackie Dierenfield of Aurelia...
Gray Matters:Karl King (08/04/08)
Everyone who has ever attended a band concert has probably heard one of Karl King's compositions for he turned out more than 400 of them. Following a toe-tapping rendition of one at a recent concert, a conversation was initiated about the man. I was raised in Karl King country (near Fort Dodge), so I remembered seeing this striking, dignified gentleman often. ...
A good thing two times (08/04/08)
Cherokee County is blessed to have two really nice fairs every year. There is a lot of good-natured competition between the groups organizing the two events. The Cherokee County Fair in July and the Marcus Fair in August, each has its own specialties, offering varied entertainments and competitions, with some overlap for those who like to compete in competitions involving livestock, gardening, baking, art and crafts...
We can but should we? (08/04/08)
The battle of wills between science and ethics has been raging for centuries, and it looks like there is no end in sight. Researchers, by their very nature, will always want to push the boundaries to test theories or to find cures. Many times, the science will have progressed to a place far ahead of societal acceptance and a battle of wills ensues between progress and ethics...
Can we negotiate with terrorists? (08/04/08)
Visits to terrorist supporting nations and organizations by prominent public figures such as former president Jimmy Carter have been criticized by some officials and even generated outraged accusations of treason by some citizens. Carter and others try to keep diplomatic channels open toward governments and political groups that are regarded by our government as hostile...