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Stories from Thursday, September 4, 2008

Veencamp to perform at 'The Gathering Place' (09/04/08)
Darrell Veencamp, 53, has been singing, playing guitar and composing songs since his teenage years, and will realize a dream Saturday night when his debut CD, "We Worship and Adore You," is released. The CD contains 14 tunes, all composed by the Cherokee man. ...
Annual German Feast to be held in Hanover (09/04/08)
If you like good German food the St. John Lutheran Church in Hanover is the place to be on Saturday, Sept. 27. Every fall with the exception of 2001 when the construction was under way on the Church's addition, the rural Alta congregation of St. John Lutheran Church has hosted a German Feast...
Braves fall to SL in opener (09/04/08)
STORM LAKE - A couple costly Cherokee turnovers led to two Storm Lake touchdowns here on Aug. 29, boosting the Tornadoes to an exciting 33-20 season-opening victory over the Braves. Cherokee rang up three touchdowns in the game, but those two TD gifts, plus two early Storm Lake TDs in the opening quarter against a shaky Braves' defense, combined to lead the hosts to the win...
Bulldogs lose tight opener, 40-38 (09/04/08)
AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldogs faced a tough opponent in their season-opening football contest here on August 29, and the lead changed hands several times in an exciting contest. Graettinger-Terril, playing their first-ever game in 8-player competition, led by a 26-14 score at the half, before Coach Myron Radke's Bulldogs came back to tie it at 26 heading into the fourth quarter. ...
John Letsche (09/04/08)
John Letsche, 80, of rural Cherokee, passed away Thursday, Aug, 28, 2008 at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following heart by-pass surgery. He had suffered a heart attack on August 23. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. ...
Julie Kew (09/04/08)
Julie Kew 49, Cherokee -formerly of Mason City - passed away Aug. 29, 2008. Memorial services were held on Thursday, Sept. 4 at Cherokee Work Services in Cherokee. Julie's remains were cremated. Memorial services were also held on Sept. 3 in Mason City, and burial of the ashes was in the Alden Community Cemetery at Alden...
Gladys Bork (09/04/08)
Gladys M. Bork, 86, of Marcus, died Thursday Aug. 28, 2008 in the Heartland Care Center in Marcus, following a brief illness. Funeral services were held on Aug. 30. at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. Rev. James Gruber officiated. Burial was in the Marcus Amherst Cemetery, with the Greenwood Funeral Home of Cherokee in charge of arrangements...
Kenneth B. Hoyt (09/04/08)
Dr. Kenneth B. Hoyt passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at the Deerfield Health Center in Urbandale. Born on July 13, 1924, Dr. Hoyt was recognized as a worldwide leader in the field of career education. He was the author of numerous articles and books and was a public speaker, both at the national and international level. ...
Sheila Collins Ehrich (09/04/08)
Sheila Collins Ehrich, 74, died on Aug. 5, 2008 at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. from ovarian cancer. Sheila was born in Cherokee in 1933 and attended Immaculate Conception School through graduation. Her parents were Louis Collins and Mary "Pudge" Lockyer Collins of Cherokee. Her grandparents were Joseph Lockyer and Katherine Hanlon Lockyer of Cherokee and Daniel Collins and Elizabeth Treinen Collins of Marcus...
Hershey/Dunn engagement (09/04/08)
Katherine Hershey and Justin Dunn, both of Shakopee, Minn., are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Jerry and Kimberly Hershey of Eden Prairie, Minn. and Michael and Pamela Dunn of Meriden. Katherine is a 2002 graduate of St. ...
Gray Matters: You Can Go Home Again (part two) (09/04/08)
Encouraged by the positive response to last week's column written by poet, writer and area native, Julia Meylor Simpson, I urged her to send us another and here it is. I was asked to write about my memories of growing up on a farm in Cherokee County and "coming home" in this column. ...
Watch those 'free trial offers' (09/04/08)
It may not be a surprise to many that some consumers today are being charged for products or services and don't even know it. This happens especially when consumers receive "free trial offers" for buying club memberships, travel clubs, or credit card protection plans - and then are charged automatically on their credit cards or bank accounts when the free trial period ends...