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Stories from Monday, August 11, 2008

Lost recording found and restored (08/11/08)
**Popular local group enters digital age Fred and Marie (Mary) Radke of the Hanover community liked to sing. Fred and his brothers Louis, Walter and Edmund sang in a quartet for their parents' 50th wedding anniversary, and Marie and her sister Frieda, Louis Radke's wife, usually sang a duet at family Christmas gatherings. ...
Aurelia Class of '68 holds reunion (08/11/08)
The Aurelia High School Class of 1968 held their 40th Class Reunion over the weekend of July 18 -19. Pictured here are class members who attended a gathering at classmate Bruce Jones' home on Saturday evening. Front row (left to right) - Bonnie (Allen) Forbes, Bruce Jones, Mick Tscherter, Jim Mohn, Win (Deason) Dell'ario, Jim Bengtson...
Schaefer receives M.A. from UNI (08/11/08)
Jake Schaefer, a 1997 graduate of Aurelia High School, received a Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Iowa on May 10, 2008. He is currently employed as a Mental Health Counselor at the Poweshiek County Mental Health Center in Grinnell...
Local youth becomes convention delegate (08/11/08)
Americans recall the series of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, as a world-changing event. For some, it was a personally life-altering day. For one girl, who was 12 at the time, it would serve as an awakening to the larger world and lead her to become a political activist on a national scale...
Mental health services inconsistent (08/11/08)
The kind of mental health services provided in Iowa vary from county to county, and funding has not been adjusted for inflation since the present system was set up in 1995, Robyn Wilson of the Iowa Department of Human Services told the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors on August 5th...
Washta's Car-Go celebrates 10 years (08/11/08)
For nearly a decade now, the Washta Car-Go Express Store has been catering to the needs of both its community and those passing through. Whether it's been gasoline, diesel fuel and other petroleum products, grocery items, milk, candy, sundry supplies, both short order sandwiches and full meals, packs of beer and soft drinks of all sizes, the popular convenience store has been ready, willing and able to deliver the goods...
All-Northwest Conference baseball teams announced (08/11/08)
SCHALLER - The 2008 All - Northwest Conference baseball teams have been announced. Aurelia senior Jared Bruce was named to the first team as a utility player, and Bulldog junior Camrin Meyer received honorable mention. Alta led the voting with five first team selections - junior pitcher Austin Stille, senior catcher Jake Bibler, senior infielder Scott Radke, junior outfielder Jack Mills and sophomore utility player Ben Stevens; Sioux Central placed three players on the first team - junior pitcher Stuart Gosinga, senior catcher Colin Hogrefe and junior infielder Trevor Tiefenthaler; Storm Lake St. ...
Area football coaches (08/11/08)
With Iowa high school football practices officially beginning Monday August 11, area coaches have been hard at it directing pre-season camps and preparing strategies and game plans for the 2008 season. Among the area head football coaches this season are, left to right, Neil Phipps and Kurt Reynolds of Cherokee, former varsity assitants; bottom, Brad Cave of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, former varsity assistant; and veterans Myron Radke and assistant Grant Peckenschneider of Aurelia...
Struck Strikes Out: Sigh... wishing 'Droop' well (08/11/08)
Any Cherokee area high school sports fans, players, coaches, parents, officials, and administrators who attend prep games of any kind are sure to know of Cherokee's Kenny Bern and Denison's Bob Hoffman - those two old coots who sit together in lawn chairs behind home plate at baseball and softball games, and in the back row of the bleachers at basketball and football games, and wrestling and track and field meets...
Mason David Peterson (08/11/08)
Mason David Peterson,18, of Correctionville, formerly of Cherokee, passed away Aug. 6, 2008 in the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Cremation followed the funeral service, with burial in the Sunset View Cemetery at Washta at a later date...
Larry D. Robinson (08/11/08)
Larry D. Robinson, 69, of Cherokee, passed away April 1, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Graveside memorial services were held Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Sunset View Cemetery at Washta. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of the arrangements...
Myra B. Glawe (08/11/08)
Funeral services for Myra B. Glawe, 69, of Cherokee, will held Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Congregational Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Rest Cemetery, Rushmore, Minn. Myra Belle Blumentritt was born Aug. ...
Harriet M. Love (08/11/08)
Long-time Cherokee resident Harriet M. Love (Sjostrom), 90, died suddenly on Aug. 2, 2008, at her assisted living residence in Norman, Okla. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12. A private burial will take place at Oakhill Cemetery at a future date...
George Steig (08/11/08)
George Steig, 91 of Iowa City, formerly of Cherokee, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008. George was born Jan. 22, 1917, in Storm Lake, the son of George F. and Ina Mae (Gilmore) Steig. He married Genevieve Bainbridge Woltman on July 2, 1938, and lived happily as her devoted husband until her death on April 17, 2008. They had two sons, Cary Allen and Billy Kay...
John H. Ritz (08/11/08)
John H. Ritz, 79, of Washta, died on August 4, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. It was John's request to be cremated, and there will be private family graveside services at the Sunset View Cemetery in Washta at a later date. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of the arrangements...
Ruth Noll (08/11/08)
Ruth Noll, age 94, of Ida Grove, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at her son's home in Arion, Iowa. Funeral services were held on Aug. 6, at the First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove, under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes. The Reverend Russ L. Burnett officiated, and burial was August 7 in the Ida Grove Cemetery...
Don Robert Hoover (08/11/08)
Don Robert Hoover, 77, of Peterson, passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2008 at his home in Peterson. Memorial services and Masonic Services were held on August 8, at the First Congregational Church in Peterson, with Pastor Charles Hall officiating. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery at Peterson. There were military rites at the graveside, and the remains were cremated. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of the arrangements...
Edna Hinspeter (08/11/08)
Edna Hinspeter, 87, of Cherokee, passed away on Monday, Aug. 4, 2008 at Country Side Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services were held on Aug. 7 at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley, with Rev. Jeffrey Filkens officiating. Burial was at the Marcus Amherst Cemetery in Marcus...
Marion W. Flewelling (08/11/08)
Marion W. Flewelling, 78, of Washta, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2008 at his home northwest of Washta. Funeral services were held on August 4 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Richard Layman officiated. Burial was held in the Sunset View Cemetery at Washta...
Mangan/daughter (08/11/08)
Bob and Vanessa Mangan of St. Petersburg, Fla. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Ava Lauren Mangan on July 16. Ava arrived at 2:58 p.m. and weighed 5 lbs. and 11 oz. and measured 19 inches long. Grandparents are Lane Sands of Canton, S.D, and Judy Sands of North Sioux City, S.D. and Joe and Barb Mangan of Las Vegas Nev...
Mangan/daughter (08/11/08)
Dan and Susan Mangan of Vacaville, Calif. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Anna Katherine Mangan on June 6, 2008. Anna Katherine arrived at 8:10 a.m. and weighed 7 lbs. and 8 oz. and measured 19 inches long. Also welcoming Anna Katherine home is her older sister, Caroline Grace...
Mazurels/daughter (08/11/08)
Nick and Lisa Mazurels of Sutherland are pleased to announce the birth of the daughter. Trista Kay Mazurels was born on July 23, 2008 at 9:46 p.m. She weighed 9 lbs. and 8 oz. and measured 21 inches. Welcoming Trista home was her brother Braeden. Grandparents are Mel and Cindi Robison of Lawton and John and Jackie Mazurels of Sioux City...
Jones/son (08/11/08)
Scott and Erin Jones are the proud parents of a son. Weston Christopher was born July 31, 2008 in Des Moines. Grandparents are Lila and Hugo Hucke and Maryanne and Chris Damon. Scott is a former Cherokee Resident.
Wiemold/Pigott (08/11/08)
Megan Wiemold and Jason Pigott, both of Cherokee, are pleased to announce their Aug. 9 wedding at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. A reception was held after the ceremony at Western Iowa Tech Conference Center. Megan is the daughter of John and Connie Wiemold of Cherokee. ...
Borer/Deeds engagement (08/11/08)
John and Sheila Beaumier are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie L Borer to Jeff D. Deeds son of Dan and Pat Deeds. The couple will be married on Sept. 6, 2008 at the Washta Methodist Church in Washta. Jeff is a 1998 graduate from River Valley. Jamie is also a graduate from River Valley in 2002. They are both employed at VT Industries in Holstein...
Ross Rambles:A fond farewell (08/11/08)
My decision to leave Cherokee has caused me great sadness, sadness over leaving friends and colleagues, sadness over departing a community that I care deeply about and sadness that I just ordered a new box of checks I won't be able to use. However, I eagerly anticipate the challenges of my new editorial position at the Washington Evening Journal in Washington, Iowa...
Basic Biittner: Thanks for the memories (08/11/08)
It was a bit sad around the Chronicle Times office last week. You see, the linchpin of our news room, Ken Ross, left the organization Friday, August 8th, to start a new chapter in his life. Ken, who has been a Cherokee resident since October of 1990, moved "back east," closer to his home town of Ft. Madison, to start his new job as editor of the Washington (Iowa) Evening Journal on Monday August 11...
Gray Matters: A Story and an Opportunity (08/11/08)
In the midst of our egocentric world, I've found a great story about some folks who are willing to reverse the trend and give freely of their time and resources to others They're not just going next door to help out a friend. Instead, this group is heading for Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, to help conduct a 10-day medical clinic in Mizak, a city of about 35,000 which is a 3-hour drive from the capitol city of Port-au-Prince. ...
Awareness begins locally (08/11/08)
Few teens ever attend a meeting of the city council, board of supervisors or school board. Such was not always the case in Cherokee County. In past years, meeting rooms were filled at certain times of the year with high school students viewing the proceedings, not particularly fascinated but politely attentive...
Clear the road (08/11/08)
Sometimes the rules of the road involve more than simple courtesy. Following the rules can be a matter of life or death. Some area motorists seem to be unaware of what the sirens and flashing lights on emergency vehicles signify. There are times when a driver cannot get out of the way in time when an emergency vehicle comes up suddenly, but at other times drivers simply want to get down the road a few more yards when they first see the lights and hear the siren, then find themselves in a location where they cannot get out of the way quickly.. ...