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Stories from Thursday, September 25, 2008

WHS Homecoming activities continue (09/25/08)
Thursday Sept. 25 is 'Costume Day' at Washington High School, and students are to come dressed in any sort of costume or even as a famous person for their Homecoming activities. Home Room Olympics will continue at 9:49 a.m., with the students playing 'capture the flag' at the WHS football practice field...
7th annual Fall Family Festival Sept. 27 (09/25/08)
The Cherokee Depot Renovation, Inc. is hosting their 7th annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Railroad Depot in Cherokee's Historic Downtown Entertainment and Cultural District. There will be events for children and adults alike, including the model trains that are on display in the Depot. Also, there will be plenty of games for the kids on the yard outside the Depot...
CCCB holds Martin's Access dedication (09/25/08)
The Cherokee County Conservation Board held a dedication ceremony on the new grounds at Martin's Access on Saturday Sept. 20. Nearly 40 area residents came out to show support for the Martin's Access expansion. The CCCB also used the opportunity to kick-off the 50th Anniversary celebration of the formation of the Cherokee County Conservation Department. ...
SOS girls go 2-2 in Le Mars tourney (09/25/08)
LE MARS - The South O'Brien High School volleyball team split four matches at the recent Le Mars Invitational, beating Lawton-Bronson 22-20, 21-15; and River Valley 16-21, 21-13, 15-9; and losing to Hinton 16-21, 15-21; and to Woodbury Central 21-19, 10-21, 10-15...
WHS Homecoming candidates (09/25/08)
Candidates for Washington High School Homecoming Queen this year are (left to right) - BriAnne Cates, Kelsey Raper, Allison Parker, Kelsie Peterson and Erica Nicholson. King candidates are (left to right) - Brandon Henke, Nathan Carlson, Matt Koch, Kyle Schuett and Tyler Lundsgaard. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Peterson Heritage Tour September 28 (09/25/08)
PETERSON - Peterson Heritage, Inc. is preparing for the 2008 Heritage Tour to be held on Sunday September 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The highlight of this year's tour will be "Tracing Your Family History." Genealogy sessions, led by Janice Danielson of Storm Lake, will be held at the Legion Community Center. These sessions are intended for all who have been or wish to start working on their family's genealogy...
VFW Club under new management (09/25/08)
On Aug. 15 the VFW Club went under new management. Since then the new manger, Peggy Korleski, has been busy refurbishing and cleaning the carpets, ceiling and dance floor at the Club. Korleski plans to have plenty of activities for her patrons while they're enjoying their time at the Club. ...
'Elderly Peer' volunteers saluted (09/25/08)
Plains Area Mental Health Center and Siouxland Aging Services held a luncheon to show their appreciation for the volunteers in the Elderly Peer Program on Thursday Sept. 18 at the Cherokee Community Center. Twenty-three volunteers were welcomed by Patrick Schmitz, on behalf of the Plains Area Board of Directors, to the 22nd annual luncheon. ...
5K Run/Walk in Holstein (09/25/08)
On Sept. 28, the "Willkommen Freunde" Cross-country 5K Run/Walk will be run in Holstein, starting at 3 p.m. There will be seven age divisions- 12 and under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 plus. There will also be a raffle and a light supper and refreshments following the race. The race will be held at the Holstein Country Club. located off Hwy. 20 and 59...
KCs announce September honorees (09/25/08)
Cherokee Knights Of Columbus honorees for September are, left to right : Grand Knight, Terry Boisen; Family Of The Month, Mark and Deb Courtright; Knight Of The Month, Mike Letsche and Student Of The Month, Aurora Buschkamp. Photo contributed.
We're going to Disney World! (09/25/08)
This lucky group of Cherry House residents will be going to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida soon. The members of the group have been saving their money for a year, and will fly out of Minneapolis on October 6, as part of a larger group from Mid-Steps Inc .in Sioux City. ...
MMC fund-raiser set (09/25/08)
A fund-raiser for MMC Education Foundation will be held at the Marcus Pizza Ranch on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. The group is wanting to raise funds for their education endowment funds. Last year the great majority of the class received money from the foundation. With interest earning down, the group wants to bolster their account up to be ready for this year's senior class...
Retirement Roast planned for Radke (09/25/08)
AURELIA - A Retirement Roast is planned to honor long-time Aurelia football coach and teacher, Myron Radke, on Saturday, October 4, in the Aurelia Community Center. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with a program following. The public is invited and one can RSVP by sending $8 per plate by Monday, September 29, to Jim Demers, 925 Leona Circle, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588...
SOS falls 9-6 to West Sioux (09/25/08)
PAULLINA - South O'Brien battled West Sioux to the wire in a tense Homecoming game here on Sept. 19, only to fall 9-6 in the defensive-minded contest. The stiff Wolverines defense limited the Falcons to 198 yards of total offense, with Pete Mathews leading the way with 13 solo tackles and three assists. ...
Humboldt rolls past Buffalo Ridge (09/25/08)
HUMBOLDT - After battling for a 7-6 lead after the first quarter, Humboldt turned up the heat in the second period to outscore visiting Buffalo Ridge 20-0 in the second frame on the way to a 40-14 Class 2A district football win here on Sept. 19. Donnie Gebers scored the Bison's first TD in the first quarter on a two-yard run. ...
Aurelia tumbles 51-24 at Ar-We-Va (09/25/08)
WESTSIDE - Undefeated Ar-We-Va scored 26 points in the fourth quarter to bust open a tight game and claim a 51-24 district win over Aurelia in 8-player football action here on Sept. 19. Ar-We-Va led 19-6 at halftime and 25-12 heading into the fourth period, before outscoring the Bulldogs 26-12 in the final frame...
Braves hold off Indians, 28-27 (09/25/08)
Braves hold off Indians, 28-27 By Paul Struck Editor Kyle Schuck's sensational, acrobatic catch in the end zone of a Tyler Jones pass on fourth down and three in the third quarter sealed the deal in the Cherokee Braves thrilling 28-27 Class 2A District football victory over Pocahontas Area here Friday night...
Struck Strikes Out: Setting the record straight (09/25/08)
For those area readers who sometimes wonder why their favorite high school team's game write-ups are not published from time to time - the reason is that the coach failed to submit the information. There are some area teams' coaches each season who infrequently, or perhaps not at all, send us the game information. We have spoken to all the coaches we cover before the season, and to the athletic directors, and sometimes to the administration, and sometimes it's to no avail...
Winding Roads:Where's the money? (09/25/08)
Our worse scenario is becoming a reality. It's all over the news and all of us wish it wasn't. It isn't that most of us knew this nation had a debt load that it can barely carry. But if you will remember that many months ago, I noted that some of our country's enemies are smart enough to take this country over without shooting a shot at us or bomb anything. They can do it all through our debt load because too many of us are too stupid or too lazy to care...
Charitable donors, beware! (09/25/08)
Iowans are known throughout the land as being understanding and receptive to their fellow man, to charities and to good causes. However, this warm humanitarianism is too often taken advantage of by outright scams that pocket charitable donations, or by professional fund-raisers that devour as much as 80-90 percent of the donations in "fund-raising expenses."...