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Stories from Monday, September 22, 2008

Aurelia School receives property gift (09/22/08)
AURELIA - The Aurelia School Board met Tuesday evening Sept. 16th. During the first part of the meeting, the outgoing Board approved bills and the minutes of the August meetings, and heard and accepted the official results of the September 9 School Board election, in which Dan Winterhof and Brad Rohwer each received 49 votes for the three-year terms, and there were also two write-in votes...
WHS Homecoming kicks off Saturday (09/22/08)
The 2008 Cherokee Washington High School Homecoming celebration kicked off on Saturday Sept. 20 with a new event. This year there was a volleyball powder puff game, with the high school boys playing volleyball in the WHS gymnasium, with the freshmen boys playing the sophomores, with the juniors vs. seniors followung immediately afterward...
Two arrested in case of stolen church bell (09/22/08)
The Cherokee County Sheriff's office has charged Dustin William Coates, age 22, of Paullina, and Anthony Gene Heitman, age 26, of Paullina, with theft in the third degree, a Class D felony. Both are being held on a $5,000 bond at the Cherokee County Jail. The charges are the result of an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff's office into the theft of a church bell from the Oakdale Evangelical Free Church in rural Meriden...
Extra meeting for Marcus council (09/22/08)
MARCUS - The Marcus City Council held an early special meeting on Sept. 17 to deal with some timely issues. Board members for the newly proposed community pantry were there as well, along with their attorney, John Wibe. The council had expressed some concern over the issue of 'separation of church and state,' as Bibles and children's coloring books are among the items which will be handed out at the pantry...
Times Gone By (09/22/08)
100 years ago Tuesday there was secret conferences between county officials and other county employees and the board of supervisors which betokened that something was up. And there was. The denouement of a ring formation was at hand and they were nervous. ...
Supervisors meet with County Officers (09/22/08)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met on September 16th for their regular meeting. Among the issues on the Board's agenda was a meeting of County Officers. First to address the Board was Lisa Langlitz, Community Service Director, who presented the Board with a Cost Report for the 2008 fiscal year. Chairman Jeff Simonsen signed the report...
Growth continues for Cherokee Pioneer Hi-Bred Plant (09/22/08)
The steady growth of the Cherokee Pioneer Hi-Bred Production Plant east of Cherokee gives strong testimony to the capable management and employees' skills involved with the plant. Opened in 1997, the plant at that time featured 12 bulk storage bins with 50,000 bushel capacity, a 1,000 bushel per-hour conditioning tower, warehouse capacity for 400,000 units (bags of bean seed), 18 full-time employees, and drawing from 24,000 acres of beans throughout the area, producing 1.1 million units produced annually.. ...
WITCC receives Federal Grant for energy education (09/22/08)
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 three years, has been funded under the President's Community-Based Job Training Grants Initiative...
Kruger gets ARNP degree (09/22/08)
After 14 years working in the Emergency Room at Cherokee Regional Medical Center (CRMC), Doyle Kruger decided to make some changes in his professional career. He earned his RN degree from Iowa Central Community College in 1996 and had been working at CRMC, but he wanted to expand his medical knowledge and take a chance on his own professional development. In 2005, Doyle made the decision to become an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner...
Cherokee School Board gives oath to newly-elected members (09/22/08)
In a busy session on Sept. 15th , the Cherokee Community School District Board of Education administered the oath of office to its newly elected members, made annual Board appointments to various committees, discussed at length the District's hot lunch program, and heard from local boosters seeking stadium seating to replace the aluminum bleachers at the Cherokee Washington High School baseball and sofball fields...
Pilot Rock DAR celebrates Constitution Week (09/22/08)
The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) started the tradition of celebrating Constitution Week many years ago. The Constitution was signed on Sept. 17, 1887. In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17 through 23 annually to be dedicated for observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into public law. This year DAR is celebrating the 221st anniversary of the Constitution...
MMC Board: No early retirement (09/22/08)
MARCUS - The Sept. 15th M-M-C board meeting started with the present board taking in reports from each of the principals and superintendent. Elementary Principal Kathy Tritz-Rhodes noted that several children are requiring some individual help which is being met by the staff. ...
MMC student council (09/22/08)
Students selected by their classmates to serve on the 2008-2009 Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn student council are (Front row from the left): Freshmen representatives Jill Addison, Anthony DeMilia, Dillon Mugge and Erica Dreckman. Second row is sophomore representatives Briana Wilberding, Corrine Kach, Ty Hoefling and Jay Welp.Third row is junior reprentatives Taylor Hohbach, Emily Bush and Nathan Wendt. ...
Harmon 50th anniversary (09/22/08)
Larry and Colleen Harmon of Cherokee will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were married in Des Moines on Sept. 27, 1958. Their children - Scott and Michelle Harmon, Todd and Twilla Harmon and Geri and Ray Hernandez -will honor them with a celebration on Sept. 20 in Okoboji...
50th Class Reunion for Cherokee Class of '58 (09/22/08)
The Class of 1958 from Cherokee Washington and Immaculate Conception High Schools will be celebrating their 50th class reunion from September 26 -28. As part of the celebratory weekend, there will be a coffee at the Cherokee Yacht Club at Koser Spring Lake Park on Saturday September 27 from 9 a.m. -11 a.m...
Clarion-Goldfield grounds Bison (09/22/08)
EARLY - Clarion-Goldfield lapped the Buffalo Ridge Bison 42-21 in Class 2A District football action here on Sept. 12. The host Bison grabbed a short-lived lead when Tyler Kenny scored on a 45-yard run early in the first quarter and Seth Johnson added the PAT for a 7-0 lead...
Cherokee girls fall to Storm Lake (09/22/08)
The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team battled to the end but lost a three-game sweep to Storm Lake in Lakes Conference action in Cherokee on Sept. 16th, the home team falling 25-23, 25-13, and 25-23. Shelby Dilla paced the Cherokee serving effort with a 13-14 night and three aces, while Kelsie Peterson served 11-14 with five aces, and Lauren Husman 12-12 with one ace...
Area runners compete at G-H (09/22/08)
HOLSTEIN -- Several area Cross Country runners competed at the annual Galva-Holstein Cross Country Classic at Holstein on Saturday Sept. 13. The top individual performer among area schools was Cherokee Washington's Nate O'Bryan, who toured the 5 k course in a time of 17:58.18 to finish 14th in Class A Varsity Boys' action. His brother Nick finished 36th, with a time of 19:06.18. Zach Mosbach, Kody Sump and Zach Dodd also competed for the Braves...
Tough going for WHS VB team (09/22/08)
SPENCER - Cherokee Washington High's youthful volleyball team dropped all five matches at the tough Spencer Invitational here Sept. 12, falling 21-17, 21-9 to Humboldt; 21-18, 21-16 to Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto; 21-11, 21-8 to Spencer; 21-18, 21-15 to Southern Calhoun; and 21-7, 21-15 to Algona...
South O'Brien falls to Westwood (09/22/08)
SLOAN - Nate Kerns rushed for 112 yards and scored a touchdown on a 28-yard run in the opening minutes to lead Westwood past South O'Brien 23-7 in a Class 1A Dustrict 1 football game here on Sept. 12. The winning Rebels also got a two-yard TD run by Gabe WIngert and a 28-yard TD pass from Blake Jorgensen to Mike Steinhoff to seal the deal...
Lady Pirates drop 2 of 3 matches at RC-L (09/22/08)
ROCKWELL CITY - The Galva- Holstein Lady Pirates played in the Rockwell City-Lytton Volleyball Tournament on Saturday Sept. 12, and won their first match of the day, beating St. Edmond of Fort Dodge, 21-18, 21-8. Things were not as kind after that for veteran coach Scott Mitchell's team, though, as they dropped a match to Alta 21-17, 22-20, 15-10, then fell to East Sac County, 21-12, 21-15...
Galva-Holstein girls win tough match over RV (09/22/08)
HOLSTEIN - Galva-Holstein dropped the first game, but battled back to defeat River Valley 20-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-22 in hotly-contested volleyball action here on Sept. 11. The Lady Pirates were 103-127 in hitting for the match, with 48 kills. G-H served 75-82 for 92 percent, tallied 58 team digs, and 46 assists...
'Big Buck' Contest for bow hunters (09/22/08)
The Full Draw Archery Club (FDAC) of Cherokee is announcing their Big Buck Contest for this fall, with all proceeds used to promote archery to the youth in the community, such as the 4-H archery program and free admission to all youth FDAC events. The entry fee for the Big Buck Contest is $10 and must be paid before October 1, the opening day of bow season. The entered buck must be harvested in Iowa and taken with archery equipment...
Yvonne Petrich Miletich (09/22/08)
Yvonne Petrich Miletich, 88, of Rochester, Minn., formerly of Cleghorn, passed away on Wednesday evening, Sept. 17, 2008 at Samaritan Bethany Heights in Rochester. Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 22 at the Cleghorn Christian Church in Cleghorn, Rev. Bob Blair officiating. Burial was in the Meriden Cemetery. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Elwyn Dale Grauer (09/22/08)
Elwyn Dale Grauer, 72, of Sanborn died on Sept. 16, 2008. A memorial service was on Sept. 19 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sanborn, with Pastor Jonathan Conner officiating. Internment was in the Roseland Cemetery, with Sanborn Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements...
Brooke Lynn Anderson (09/22/08)
Funeral services for Brooke Anderson, 28, of Rockwell City, formerly of Aurelia, Storm Lake and Lake City, were held on Sept. 20 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia...
Marvin W. Peekenschneider (09/22/08)
Funeral services for Marvin Peekenschneider, 78, of Cherokee, formerly of Aurelia, were Friday, Sept. 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Richard Arndt officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia, with Military Honors by the Grashoff-McManus American Legion Post #390 of Aurelia...
Gladys Mae Stamer (09/22/08)
Gladys Mae Stamer passed away on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008 at the Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland, at the age of 80. Funeral services were held on September 17 at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland. Funeral arrangements were by Warner Funeral Home of Sutherland...
Elmer H. Hohbach (09/22/08)
Elmer H. Hohbach, 78, of Harbor City, Calif. died July 10, 2008 in Harbor City, Calif. following a lengthy illness. Memorial services were held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Don Meyer officiated. Burial was in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Marcus...
Edith G. Cresap (09/22/08)
Edith G. Cresap, 75, of Cherokee, passed away Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a short illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. LeRoy Rupp officiated. Edith was cremated following the services, and burial will take place at a later date in Walla Walla, Washington...
Reynolds/Plate wedding (09/22/08)
Nichelle Lynn Reynolds and Jonathan Dale Plate were married Sept. 15, 2007 in a Candlelight ceremony at the United Methodist Church in Grinnell. A reception followed at the Grinnell Golf and Country Club. Parents of the couple are Kurt and Debbie Reynolds of Cherokee and Mindi Uitermarkt and Steve Plate of Grinnell...
Redig/Williams engagement (09/22/08)
Roger and Pat Redig of Aurelia and Mark and Deb Williams of Storm Lake are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Rachel Jo Redig and Simon Ray Williams of Orange City. Rachel graduated from Aurelia High School and Morningside College in Sioux City, and is currently employed by Bomgaars in Orange City...
Wiemers-Wiemold (09/22/08)
Ryan Wiemold and Michelle Wiemers of Kelley, IA are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The couple will be married on November 1st, 2008, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, Iowa. The bride is the daughter of Dave and Peggy Wiemers of Bayard, Iowa. Michelle graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and is employed at the Greater Iowa Credit Union in Ames...
Raduechel/Van Wyk engagement (09/22/08)
Darrell and Pam Raduechel, of Des Moines, announce the engagement of their daughter Christina Nicole Raduechel, of Des Moines, to Patrick Van Wyk, son of Betty Van Wyk, of Sreton, and the late John Van Wyk. The couple will be married Oct. 4 at Christ Lutheran Church in Des Moines. The West Sioux Community School will employ Christina in Sreton...
Basic Biittner: A new attraction (09/22/08)
I was on vacation last week, and spent most of the week getting to know my 2-year-old granddaughter better. She (and her parents) live in a Washington, D.C. suburb, so my wife and I did spend one day doing the "tourist" thing in our nation's capital. ...
Gray Matters: A Trip Down Under (09/22/08)
I seem to be increasingly fascinated with tales of friends who travel to far-away places. Recently, I was privileged to visit with Lisa Mayer and her daughter, Bridget, who had traveled to visit a cousin in Australia. They are the wife and daughter of James Mayer, Marcus area farmer...
Closing up for the season (part two) (09/22/08)
In or last editorial, we offered 'closing for the season' suggestions for those fortunate enough to own vacation or recreational property. That advice centered on what to do inside the property and today's advice concerns the outside of the home and security measures...
Closing the Cabin for another season (09/22/08)
All good things come to an end. And so it is with each season at the vacation cabin, cottage, or mobile home. But it's important to take some simple steps to safeguard and protect your property from damage. Mornings with a nip in the air, ripening apples and pumpkins, orange, red, and yellow appearing on the leaves, the corn and beans turning... ...
Sleeping with the enemy (09/22/08)
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. ...