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Stories from Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Celebrating 150 years (08/19/08)
On August 17th, St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee celebrated 150 years as a congregation. Worship services on Sunday began at 9:30 a.m., followed by a fellowship luncheon. The sermon theme on Sunday was "Generation to Generation" which, said Pastor Magrey R. deVega, featured video documentary of church members who have been a part of the church for 50 or more years...
Many financial requests face Marcus Council (08/19/08)
MARCUS - The Marcus City Council has been bombarded with many needs which will require many thousands of dollars in the near future, the most expensive need which will have to be addressed is the need for a new water tower. The present water tower was built in 1967 and is in dire need of repairs and standards to be met, according to the Council. ...
Aurelia has five new teachers this fall (08/19/08)
AURELIA - Classes for the 118th school year at the Aurelia Community School will begin on Tuesday August 19th, and Aurelia students will find that there are a lot of new faces among the teaching staff this fall. Elementary Administrator Ann Sandine has now assumed the position of K-12 Principal, in the wake of High School Principal David Hickman's retirement. ...
Cemetery directory (08/19/08)
On August 11, members of Pilot Rock Daughters of the American Revolution presented a $500 check to the Trustees of Liberty Township Cemetery to help with the expense of erecting a director/ locator board for the cemetery. Stanley Oswald collected the data for the directory. Stan and Tom Oswald constructed the framework. Cemetery trustees made sure the directory was in place for this past Memorial Day. Photo contributed...
Times Gone By (08/19/08)
100 years ago Wednesday Geo. W. Lyons was preparing to grind sausage at the City Meat Market and attempted to start up the Gasoline engine which propels the grinder. The engine was slow in starting and George attempted to assist it by pulling on the belt. ...
Cherokee offers Farmers Market (08/19/08)
The Cherokee Area Farmers Market gathers at the Cherokee Depot grounds where area farmers and gardens sell the fruits of the labor. The market is open every Thursday from June 5 to September 25 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Once you're at the Farmers Market you can find most varieties of vegetables plus baked goods at affordable prices. ...
Marcus farmer invents dual changer (08/19/08)
Steve Bierman farms 700 acres northwest of Marcus, and like many farmers, he has had to wrestle with changing dual tractor or combine tires. It's a job no one likes to do and one certainly needs another pair of hands to get it done. One day he decided there has to be an easier way to get the job done. He put his mind to work thinking of how one grabs something to lift in order to set it down elsewhere...
Barn Quilts + 4-H'ers make Iowa tourism grow (08/19/08)
AMES - Take Grandpa's barn, an 8' by 8' slab of plywood and mix in the can do spirit of an Iowa 4-H youth and you've got yourself a tourist attraction. Barn quilts are going up all across Iowa, on barns, on community libraries, on garages, on any building big enough to hold the 4' by 4' or 8' by 8' creations. Some are even stand-alone signs welcoming tourists to town. It's all a part of the life skills learning offered through Iowa State University Extension's 4-H Youth Development program...
Supervisors review personnel policies (08/19/08)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met for their regular meeting on Aug/ 12 in the lower level of the Cherokee County Courthouse. On the agenda was the Renewal of the Department of Human Services Targeted Case Management contract. Community Services Director Lisa Langlitz brought the contract to the Board for its approval. The contract provides child mental heath services for Cherokee County...
Cherokee council approves wastewater plant study (08/19/08)
The Cherokee City Council on Aug. 12 approved authorization for an engineering study for possible improvements to the city's industrial wastewater treatment plant that would increase the volume for an as-yet unnamed "interested" third party exploring the possibility of locating a new business here...
Area athletes shine at Iowa Summer Games (08/19/08)
AMES - Several athletes from area towns competed in the recent Iowa Summer Games in Ames. Cherokee's Calvin Chalstrom placed first in the 200 Medley for 9-10 year old boys, in a time of 2:41.4, second in the 220 Mixed Medley for 10 and under boys (2:48.6), and third in the 25 meter breaststroke for 9-10 boys, in a time of 22.5...
Clifford M. Massmann (08/19/08)
Clifford M. Massmann. 65, of Orchard, Texas, passed away at his home on Thursday, July 31, 2008. A family memorial service will be held in Colorado Springs, Colo. at a later date. Clifford was born May 11, 1943 in Paullina to Melborn and Henrietta (Fegebank) Massmann. On May 31, 1964 he married Nancy Hagenbucher of Meriden., who preceded him in death on April 14, 1979...
Paul C. Ogren (08/19/08)
Paul C. Ogren, 94, of Marcus, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2008 at his home near Marcus. Funeral services were held on August 11 at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Rev. Gary McDonough officiated. Burial followed at the Marcus -- Amherst Cemetery in Marcus...
Basic Biittner: Calling it quits not easy at the top (08/19/08)
Three cheers for Brett Fav-ruh! Heretofore known simply as one of the greatest quarterbacks and inspirational team leaders in NFL history, "#4" has now managed to show another side as one of the greatest soap opera stars in NFL history as well - no small feat, considering his previous acting performance, when he played himself ten years ago in the hit movie "There's Something About Mary," was less than stellar...
Get used to it (08/19/08)
As millions of Americans, as well as millions of people from around the world, marvel at Olympics Gold Medal record-holder Michael Phelps and the United State Men's Swim Team, we tire of the continuous complaining of how today's high-tech swim suits are responsble for all the world records being set in the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China...