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Stories from Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Work on the CCC (08/13/08)
Various improvements are taking place at the Cherokee Community Center. Major projects include the roof, furnace and air conditioning system, sound system and windows. External work includes a new sidewalk, improvements to the façade, and general landscaping. Photo by Ken Ross...
2008 Little Miss Marcus (08/13/08)
Fifteen young ladies competed for the title Little Miss Marcus at the recent Marcus Fair, with the winner announced as Madison Treinen, the daughter of Mike and Jennifer Treinen, seated in front on the left. Runners up were Aliyah Jackson, daughter of Renee Jackson of Marcus and Scott Jackson of Monroe. Photo by Nancy Hohbach...
Piersons on Dubuque Dean's List (08/13/08)
Andrew Pierson of Cherokee and Daniel Pierson of Cherokee were among students at the University of Dubuque to be named to the Dean's List for the spring semester. To be named to the dean's list, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher...
WITCC summer grads (08/13/08)
Area graduates from Western Iowa Tech Community College for the summer session include the following area students: Aurelia Jennie A. Mier, arts and sciences (with honors); Andrea M. Cooper, medical coding specialist; Cherokee Teri L. York, arts and sciences;...
Iowa State Fair Trivia (08/13/08)
When was the first Iowa State Fair held? The first Fair was 1854 in Fairfield. The 2008 Fair marks its 154th year and will run August 7-17 How old are the Fairgrounds? The Fair moved to the present site at E. 30th and University in 1886. Therefore, the Fairgrounds are 122 years old in 2008...
4 Braves make IHSBCA All-State (08/13/08)
**Ruehle, Jones, Ege, Koch selected The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association announced its selections for All-State teams on Friday, and four of the members of Cherokee Washington High's Class 2A runner-up squad were named to either the first or second Class 2A honor teams...
Geraldine Ann Nixon (08/13/08)
Geraldine Ann Nixon, 69, died on July 30, 2008 in hospice care at Pikes Peak Care in Colorado Springs, Colo. Funeral arrangements are being made by Cappadona. Her wishes were for cremation. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Geraldine has been a resident of Colorado Springs since 1993, and prior to that lived in Port Charlotte, Fla. and Cherokee...
Halverson/daughter (08/13/08)
Bryan and Tisha Halverson of Paullina are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Avery Marie Halverson was born on July 28, 2008 at 7:16 a.m. She weighed 8 lbs. and 13 oz. and measured 21 ½ inches long. Welcoming Avery home is her brother Carter Douglas...
Brenner and Ross/daughter (08/13/08)
Brandon Brenner and Amanda Ross of Altar are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Ava Ann Brenner was born on July 26, 2008 at 8:21 p.m. She weighed 7 lbs. and 5 oz. and measured 20 ½ inches long. Welcoming Ava home are her two brothers Allen and Daynia and one sister Maria...
Katie and Jim Leonard (08/13/08)
Katie Lynn Robinson and James Joseph Leonard were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. on July 19, 2008, at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Jim and Ann Robinson of Cherokee and Wally and Konnie Leonard of Cherokee...
Winding Roads: Lessons learned (08/13/08)
To continue on about our great vacation, it was less wearing when we stopped for a few days at a time rather than stay in the car. Traffic was just as heavy as any other year so the price of gas did not deter folks from hitting the road, although we personally did not see as many Iowa license plates. The only time we chatted with Iowans was at Powell, Wyoming at a restaurant where three groups of Iowans occupied three booths in a row...
Taking things to the extreme (08/13/08)
It never ceases to amaze us how our judicial system is used for a myriad of things -- so many things that we are amazed that the courts have time to mete out justice. Case in point: in neighboring Nebraska, state senator Ernie Chambers is seeking an injunction against God from committing acts of violence such as earthquakes and tornadoes...