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Stories from Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Campbell brothers don't let game come between them (09/02/08)
While South Dakota State senior safety Brock Campbell and Iowa State freshman wide receiver Chris Campbell were on opposing sidelines for the season opener on Aug. 28th, they weren't worrying about who would get the best of the other. Chris is redshirting in 2008, and that's taken the edge off the family bragging rights game. Instead of seeing who would win a one-on-one battle, the brothers are content to see which sibling will win Thursday night's game (7 p.m., Fox College Sports)...
Times Gone By (09/02/08)
100 years ago Tuesday was Farmer's picnic day at Aurelia and nature was at her best to make it a perfect day. It is estimated that four thousand people attended, and they all found something to interest, amuse or instruct them. The committee had arranged a fine program of sports consisting of foot races, horse races, nail driving contests for women, ball throwing and other like sports. ...
Community comes together (09/02/08)
Two young men from the Marcus community, Dan Bunt and Mike Reuter, are fighting cancer. Their friends and families cooked burgers, cheesy potatoes, baked beans and bars to serve a very large crowd on Sunday evening, August 26th, at the Marcus Park. Folks could also buy chances on several items, which included a new grill and a wood-carved farm set. Photo by Nancy Hohbach...
Supervisors meet with County Engineer, Weed Commissioner (09/02/08)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday August 27 for their regular meeting. Among the issues on their agenda was a meeting with County Engineer Dave Shanahan. Shanahan updated the Board on the county's effort to finish cleaning out the ditches to help prevent snow build-up for the upcoming winter. Shanahan also asked for approval of a utility permit for Mid America for a 72,000-kilowatt line under H Ave between the sections of 17 and 18 in Tilden Township...
Soy Energy still plans to build plant (09/02/08)
Last week, stockholders of Soy Energy received a mailing from their Board of Directors. Many have been quite concerned whether the plant would even be built, as the construction for the plant has not yet started at the proposed site west of Cleghorn...
Cherokee woman at the Convention (09/02/08)
Stephanie Cosgrove of Cherokee (right), a 2008 WHS graduate, had an opportunity to meet with Iowa Governor Chet Culver (left) during her trip to Denver, Colo. as an Iowa delegate for the Democratic National Convention. Photo contributed.
New equipment building a better department (09/02/08)
The Cherokee Fire District (CFD) has recently received a new equipment and personnel van. The price tag for the new vehicle was $141,548 for the chassis and $74,141 for the truck. According to Hank Hayes and Roger Frisbie, the new vehicle is an equipment truck with the capability to haul 10 people in the back and two in front, with everybody belted in safely and all of the rescue equipment contained in one rig...
'Relay For Life' raises record funds (09/02/08)
Cherokee County's recent 2008 American Cancer Society Relay For Life scored its biggest success to date, raising more than $46,700 to help fund the fight against cancer. The event at Koser-Spring Lake Park in Cherokee featured 19 teams generating more than $35,300 in pledges and celebrated life with 79 area cancer survivors who participated in the memorable, poignant, annual event. More than 950 luminarias were lit to remember and honor loved ones directly affected by cancer...
Busy Council resolves Webster Street fiasco (09/02/08)
The lingering, contentious issue regarding parking and traffic congestion and flow on Webster Street was resolved with aplomb at the Aug. 28th meeting of the Cherokee City Council. Carried over with no resolution from past years and previous meetings, the issue had become a hot button for many residents on Webster and Magnetic Streets, with heavy daily traffic from the Early Childhood Learning Center and Bright Beginnings Day Care facility housed in the former Webster School building on North Roosevelt Street only compounding the issue. ...
Truck hit by train in Aurelia (09/02/08)
AURELIA - The driver of a semitrailer belonging to Smith Transportation of Fort Dodge delivered a load of lumber to Aurelia Lumber early in the afternoon of Aug. 22,2008, then turned his big rig around to head out of the lumber yard and on to county road M-21, traveling north...
Buffalo Ridge nips River Valley (09/02/08)
HOLSTEIN - Buffalo Ridge quarterback Kellen Jacobson hooked up on a six-yard touchdown pass to Josh Alesch in the second overtime, and freshman Bison kicker Seth Johnson kicked the PAT to lead Buffalo Ridge to an exciting 26-25 season-opening win over neighboring River Valley in non-district football action here on Aug. 22...
Storm Lake swim team eyes season (09/02/08)
STORM LAKE - The Storm Lake High School girls' swim team, which also includes a few Cherokee girls, is busy preparing for the 2008 season, according to Coach Roger Peterson. The team is not affiliated with any conference, and last season posted a 1-12 mark...
City swimmers 3rd in AHEELA (09/02/08)
EMMETSBURG - In late July, the Cherokee Swim Team traveled to Emmetsburg to compete against 10 other teams at the AHEELA Conference swim meet. There were approximately 400 athletes competing, with Cherokee accounting for 37 of those athletes. The team placed third in the meet with an impressive showing on the day. ...
Anna Lucille Wood (09/02/08)
Anna Lucille Wood, 94, Cherokee, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 27, 2008 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center. Memorial services were held Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Interment will be at Bigler's Grove Cemetery at Woodbine at a later date. On line condolences may be sent to www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Martha E. Bobolz (09/02/08)
Martha E. Bobolz, 88, of Cherokee, passed away Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, Pastor Richard Arndt officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Burl F. Green (09/02/08)
Burl F. Green, 84, of Cherokee, former long time rural Cleghorn area resident, passed away Saturday evening, Aug. 23, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held on Aug. 27 at the Memorial Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Ethan Sayler and Rev. Andrew Hilla officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. There was a flag presentation at the cemetery...
Rodgers/daughter (09/02/08)
Donathon and Amanda Rodgers of Calumet are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Raelyn Marie Rodgers was born on August 21, 2008 at 2:53 p.m. and weighed 8 lbs. and 4 oz. and measured 19 inches long. Welcoming Raelyn home is her sister Lokoda...
Patterson/son (09/02/08)
Logan and Amy Paterson of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Logan Paul Patterson was born on August 18, 2008 at 8:34 a.m. He weighed 8 lbs. and 14 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Welcoming Logan home are his two sisters Rayann and Emma...
Woods/daughter (09/02/08)
Kevin and Jodene Woods of Mound, Minn., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Sienna Josephine Woods. She was born Aug. 2, 2008 at 11:46 p.m. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz., and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Doug and Val Woods of Cherokee and Paul and Marge Lindahl of Woodbury, Minn...
BASIC BIITTNER : Biittner on Biittner (09/02/08)
I don't think I'm asked any question more often than a variation of "Where did you come up with the name of your column?" Though I could swear I had written a column about that very subject, a recent perusal of all my previous columns on our website, www.chronicletimes.com, failed to produce such a column...
Gray Matters: You Can Go Home Again (09/02/08)
I would like to contradict famed author Thomas Wolfe's claim that "You Can't Go Home Again," for there are several area natives who can, and do, as often as possible. Fortunately for us, one of them, Julia Meylor Simpson from Rhode Island makes her living as a writer. She is a published poet and...
From the Midway:Old solders never die; they just fade away (09/02/08)
Back in 1990, my friends and I fought a great war. Not the Gulf War but one that was just as bad when it comes to terror. The war we fought was on pop culture - what we saw as the greatest threat to ever hit mankind. I am referring to the top boy-band of that time period, New Kids On The Block...
Reiman Gardens an ISU jewel (09/02/08)
Pardon the pun, but thousands of delighted visitors are abuzz over the 26,000 square-foot Reiman Gardens facility on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. Reiman Gardens includes a butterfly room, botanical displays, auditorium, cafe, gift shop, a lovely walk through outdoor plant and flower gardens, and five expansive greenhouses...
Farmers markets valuable enterprise (09/02/08)
A past survey of commercial producers by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) showed an increasing number of Iowa farmers growing more fruits and vegetables. By far the most popular venue for fruit and vegetable sales is at the many farmers markets now featured in many Iowa communities, and which also are increasing in demand on a daily basis. ...
Fair debt collection (09/02/08)
Most Americans find themselves owing some kind of debt at some time in their life. But Iowa law prohibits coercive, abusive, harassing, fraudulent, or deceptive collection practices in consumer debts. Here are some important rights you have when dealing with debt collectors:...