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Stories from Thursday, September 18, 2008

Martin's Access Dedication Ceremony Planned (09/18/08)
Everyone is welcome to join the Cherokee County Conservation Board at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, on the new portion of Martin's Access Park in rural Larrabee, for a brief ceremony to celebrate the addition of nearly 80 acres to the park. Donors and partners who contributed to the successful effort to purchase this property will be honored for their generous efforts. ...
WITCC receives Federal Grant for energy education (09/18/08)
SIOUX CITY - Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) has received a $2,254,876 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop a renewable energy education center, to be known as the National Boiler Training and Renewable Fuels Institute. The grant, which will be awarded over a period of three years, has been funded under the President's Community-Based Job Training Grants Initiative...
Supervisors verify election results (09/18/08)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met on Sept. 12 at the lower level of the Cherokee County Court House. Due to the County School Board Elections held on Tuesday, the Board moved its regularly scheduled meeting to Friday to canvass the school Election Results...
DeVos resigns Chamber post (09/18/08)
Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Joni DeVos marked her last day on Thursday Sept. 11. DeVos has been the Executive Director since December of 2004. DeVos has seen a lot of changes in the community and at the Chamber since she began four years ago. When she started, the Chamber had 152 members and today the chamber now has 210 members and has shown financial growth because of the growing membership...
Braves fall to Okoboji in final minute (09/18/08)
MILFORD - determined Okoboji squad marched 55 yards with four minutes left in the game to score the game-winning touchdown with just 26 seconds left to play and record a 31-27 victory over Cherokee in a Class 2A District opener here on Sept. 12. Cherokee senior quarterback Tyler Jones made history in the game, breaking the Iowa prep career passing yards record with 141 yards. ...
Jones breaks Iowa career passing mark (09/18/08)
Cherokee Washington High senior quarterback Tyler Jones, just 54 yards shy of breaking the career passing yardage record among Iowa 11-player High School players heading into the Braves District game at Okoboji on Sept. 12, passed for 141 yards to eclipse the historic state, all-class record by 88 yards. He has six more regular season games and the possibility of state playoff games his final season to pad that total...
Aurelia hammers Whiting, 47-6 (09/18/08)
AURELIA - Cranking up their offense as the season progresses, the explosive Aurelia Bulldogs blew away visiting Whiting 47-6 in 8-player District football action here on September 12. Storming to a 33-0 halftime lead, the 'Dogs put up 14 more points in the third and Whiting added one TD in the third to make it 47-6 with 2:00 left in the period. A continuous clock due to the 35-point rule, brought a quick ending to the game with no scores in the fourth frame...
G-H girls win XC meet; boys fourth (09/18/08)
MANSON - The Galva-Holstein girls won first place, and the G-H boys placed fourth at the Manson NW Webster Cross Country Invitational here on Sept. 9th. The Lady Pirates scored 37 points to win the competition, fopllowed by Fort Dodge St. Edmond 49, Prairie Valley 85, Battle Creek-Ida Grove 131, Southern Cal-RCL156, and MNWW 161...
South O'Brien VB girls stay busy (09/18/08)
The busy South O'Brien volleyball team beat Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 25-22, 25-13, 25-13 in Marcus on Sept.11 and lost a triangular at Hartley on Sept. 9th, falling 21-7, 21-13 to Clay Central Everly, and 21-13, 23-21 to Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn. Chelsie Rohrs led in kills in the win over MMC with 11, followed by Christine Haden and Katie Tesch with six each, and Karlee Kunkel four. Miranda Kelleher led in ace serves with five, and Rohrs had two...
N-F sweeps Aurelia in NWC volleyball (09/18/08)
AURELIA - Newell-Fonda swept all three games from Aurelia in Northwest Conference volleyball action, claiming a 3-0 victory, 25-20, 25-7, 25-17. Erin Laursen was the leading hitter for the host Bulldogs with 11 hits and two kills, while Ashley Anderson had five hits and two kills...
Henke/Hagan engagement (09/18/08)
Ron and Pearl Henke of Marcus, and Mike and Joan Hagan of Kingsley, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Kristi Henke and Chris Hagan of Kingsley. The couple is planning a 4 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 18, 2008, at the United Methodist Church in Kingsley. The reception will follow at the Kingsley Community Center...
Winding Roads: Getting Old (09/18/08)
Recently I was invited back to my hometown for a combination celebration of a 50th wedding anniversary of a high school classmate and a gathering of our class. We marked our 50th class reunion in 2006. At that time, most of us were relatively healthy but now the tide is beginning to turn...
Be a smart cell phone buyer (09/18/08)
If you're shopping for a cell phone service for the first time, or considering a new plan, the following information can be of great benefit to you. And, for what it's worth, please don't use your cell phone as you drive your vehicle. More and more fender benders, serious accidents, and deadly crashes are reported daily because a driver was distracted while using a cell phone...
Sleeping with the enemy (09/18/08)
For years, critics have accused the Bush administration of being in bed with the oil industry. They thought they were speaking figuratively, but they weren't. According to a recent Boston Globe editorial, a scathing new report by the inspector general of the Interior Department says that employees of that department who handle royalty payments from the oil and gas industry for drilling on federal land have accepted gifts from industry executives - and had sexual relations with them as well. ...