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Stories from Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Special Delivery (09/17/08)
On Sept. 9, the Cherokee Regional Medical Center received a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine. The MRI is a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. The machine, carefully unloaded and installed by experts, was made in Germany, weighs 13,000 lbs., and will be permanently housed at the CRMC. Photo by Mike Leckband...
School election results tallied (09/17/08)
The unofficial vote totals and percentages for the Sept. 9 area school board elections are as follows: Cherokee Director At-Large - There were 860 votes cast by 467 voters in the two precincts. The number of voters represents 10.5 percent of the 4,447 eligible voters in the Cherokee School District. Incumbent Deb Johnson received 355 votes for 41.3 percent, challenger Jack Creel 264 for 30.7 percent, and incumbent Kirk Sampson 240 for 27.9 percent. There was one write-in vote...
Chad Elliott to perform at The Gathering Place (09/17/08)
Iowa native Chad Elliott will be performing live at The Gathering Place in Cherokee from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19. The Gathering Place is located at 207 W. Main St. in Cherokee. After winning FolkAlley.com's Open Mic Finals with his song "Bluebird Creek," songwriter Chad Elliott earned a spot on stage with Odetta. ...
Making a mark in downtown (09/17/08)
The Cherokee Historical Preservation Commission (CHPC) recently presented Paula Burch, owner of Paula Hair Design, with an historical plaque that lists her property at 112 S. Second St. on the National Registry of Historic Places. As it stands there are 73 business in Cherokee listed on the National Registry of Historical Places. There are 54 buildings that are listed as contributing (buildings that are still recognizable) and 19 that are listed as not contributing...
Times Gone By (09/17/08)
What was at first feared to be a fatal automobile accident occurred Monday night about ten thirty. Johnie Donovan, the fourteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Donovan, of Sheridan, in company with a Hart boy, were crossing the street on West Main by the Graves meat market. ...
KC's start 16th annual outreach project (09/17/08)
The Cherokee Knights of Columbus are currently in the middle of their annual Project Out-Reach fund drive for the Cherokee County Work Services (CCWS). This year marks the 16th year that the KC's have reached out to people with disabilities. The Knights give 90 percent of the money raised during this project to the CCWS. The other 10 percent goes to the Special Olympics...
'The Gardens' hosts Open House (09/17/08)
An Open House and Red Ribbon ceremony was held at The Gardens on Tuesday evening, Sept. 9. Pictured are members of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and the staff of The Gardens, along with resident of The Gardens. Photo by Mike Leckband
Board hears Principals' reports (09/17/08)
The Cherokee Community School District Board of Education heard overviews of the building goals and action plans for the 2008-09 school year at the Sept. 8th Management Team Meeting in the Washington High School library. The Board heard detailed reports on individual building goals and action plans from WHS Principal Larry Hunecke, Cherokee Middle School Principal Larry Weede, Roosevelt Elementary Principal Barb Radke, and new Curriculuum Director Beth McDermott...
Controversial Webster Street issue won't go away (09/17/08)
The continuing, nettlesome saga of who, what, when, and where to park vehicles on congested Webster Street reared its ugly head again at the Sept. 9th Cherokee City Council Meeting. After resolving the volatile issue and approving first reading of an ordinance prohibiting parking on the east side of Webster Street on a 4-1 vote at its meeting August 26, Tuesday night the Council deadlocked 2-2 on the second reading after some upset residents re-visited the issue during the Public Forum portion of the meeting.. ...
River Valley splits VB matches (09/17/08)
CORRECTIONVILLE - River Valley split two competitive volleyball matches at a triangular here on Sept. 8, defeating Westwood 25-19, 25-21, 25-23 and losing 12-25, 18-25, 25-23, 18-25 to Kingsley-Pierson. Kari Ludvigson led the Wolverine servers against Westwood with an 18-18 effort, while Åmber Bauer was 12-12, Kristen Richey 10-11 with two aces, and Steph Shever 7-8...
Lady Pirates second in own volleyball tourney (09/17/08)
HOLSTEIN - Host Galva-Holstein dropped a 25-16, 25-9 decision to East Sac County in the championship match to claim second place at the Galva-Holstein Volleyball Tournament here on Saturday Sept. 6. The G-H girls won four matches to make the finals, defeating Battle Creek-Ida Grove 21-17, 21-11; West Monona 21-14, 21-6; Ar-We-Va 21-11, 21-11; and Woodbury Central 25-21, 25-13 in the semifinals before meeting East Sac County for the championship...
Cherokee cross country teams run at Brunsville (09/17/08)
BRUNSVILLE - Sioux City Heelan won the boys division and Sioux City North the girls division at the annual Le Mars Cross Country Meet run on the Brunsville Golf Course on September 9. Heelan tallied 46 points in the 10-team boys field, with MOC-Floyd Valley second with 52, and Orange City Unity Christian third with 87. The Cherokee boys placed 10th with 227 points...
MMC runs in two cross country meets (09/17/08)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn cross country teams fared well at recent meets at Okoboji and Sibley. Jay Welp placed second in the varsity boys race at Okoboji (Milford), clocking an 18:16 time. In JV action for the boys, Jacob Pearson was timed in 20:42, Tyler Brady in 20:56, and Gregor Pritzlaff in 21:47 to medal. Also for MMC JV boys, Alex Brauckmann was timed in 23:06, Dustin Beck in 24:44, Tyrel Godbersen in 24:50, and David Peters in 32:27...
Boyer Valley slams Wolverines (09/17/08)
CORRECTIONVILLE - Boyer Valley slammed River Valley 46-0 in non-district football action here on Sept. 5th, scoring at least one touchdown in every quarter. Derek Green led the BV team with TD runs of 76 and 54 yards, totaling 163 rushing yards on seven carries in the process. Ryan Schaben rushed 13 times for 120 yards for the ground-oriented winners...
Softball champs (09/17/08)
Allender Chiropractic of Cherokee finished in first place in the city's slow-pitch co-ed softball regular season, and also won the recent post-season tournament. Members of the team are ( left to right) Front row - Holly Clark, Kristie Ebel, Katie Gravenish, Amber Thorson...
Ronald D. Benshoff (09/17/08)
Ronald D. Benshoff, 77, of Marcus, passed away on Sept. 8, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services took place on Sept. 12 at the Church of the Nazarene in Le Mars. Rev. Leonard Wallerl officiated. Burial took place on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Dawson Cemetery in Dawson, with military honors...
Alto/Kintigh engagement (09/17/08)
Melissa Alto and Andrew Kintigh, together with their families, happily announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Melissa is the daughter of Edward and Anita Alto of Palo, Minn. and the granddaughter of Kauko Latola of Aurora, Minn. She is a graduate of Mesabi East High School. ...
Basic Biittner - Time for a Woman? (09/17/08)
To all those "male chauvinists" (when's the last time you heard that phrase?) out there who are upset because the Republicans have chosen a vice presidential candidate who happens to be of the female gender I say, "Get over it!" The fact is, it's about time. ...
From the Midway:Hearing what your candidates have to say (09/17/08)
On Thursday evening, Sept. 11, there was an open forum held at the Cherokee Middle School for the candidates running for the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors. During the evening there were many question presented to the candidates. They all answered the questions quickly, respectfully and hopefully honestly...
Tasty steak marbling can be managed (09/17/08)
Researchers say beef cattle can be a more efficient link in the food chain simply by managing fat content through selective breeding programs. As cattle grow, fat is a late-maturing tissue that follows the normal body development of organs, bones and muscle...