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Stories from Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Volunteers help enhance the entrances into town (10/15/08)
Local volunteers have completed the first part of what is projected to be a 4-year project, aimed at enhancing the look of the entrances into the city of Cherokee. Road signs which simply, but elegantly, announce the name of the town will be placed at all four entrances to the city. ...
Getting out the vote (10/15/08)
County officials recently helped some local citizens prepare for the November 4 General Election. County CPC Lisa Langlitz, County Auditor Kris Glienke, and Assistant Auditor Jody Haupert provided the citizens with information about, as well as "hands on" practice in registering to vote and using the voting machine in "mock elections" held at Cherokee County Work Services and the Mental Health Institute on Wednesday...
Harvest bee benefits Zimmer family (10/15/08)
Friends and neighbors of the late Dale Zimmer held a Harvest Bee for Dale on Friday Oct. 3.
Rummage Sale helps flooded church (10/15/08)
Choir members and Bell Choir members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee earned close to $2000 with a rummage and bake sale held on Sept. 20. The proceeds were for St. Paul's Church and School in Waverly, Iowa. The church buildings were badly damaged in June 2008, when a nearby river flooded, and the congregation has set a goal to rebuild...
Times Gone By (10/15/08)
Notice has been given that commencing Monday next the clipper trains which were abandoned when the two cent rate bill went into effect will be resumed. The morning clipper train will leave Ft. Dodge at 6:30, will arrive here about 9 a.m., and at Sioux City at 11 a.m. ...
Our Principal is a Hero! (10/15/08)
Fifth graders in Carol Higgins' Cherokee Middle School classroom were given a writing assignment to compile a list of interview questions to ask their principal, Larry Weede, With pencils on ears, and questionnaires on clipboards, the "grilling" of the principal began...
Youth celebrate National 4-H Week (10/15/08)
Members of the 4-H youth from across the nation "Kept It Green" as they celebrated 2008 National 4-H Week (October 5-11) by raising awareness about environmental issues and initiating environmental projects that make a positive difference in their communities. Cherokee County 4-H members asked their communities to get ready for the challenge by joining a 4-H club this year...
MMC Board approves personnel contracts (10/15/08)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School Board approved contracts for several staff positions for the 2008-09 school year at their meeting on October 6. Among those approved were the contracts for Prom sponsor, basketball cheerleading and two para-educator positions...
4-H exhibit at Sanford Museum (10/15/08)
Brenda Medick, Youth & 4-H Coordinator, is pictured hanging up this month's art exhibit in the East Gallery at the Sanford Museum. The exhibit highlights some of the many art and crafts projects of area 4-H'ers that were entered in the Cherokee County Fair earlier this year. The exhibit will be on display at the museum until the end of October. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Eagles run well at Kingsley Meet (10/15/08)
KINGSLEY - The Kingsley-Pierson Invitational Cross Country Meet was run in near-perfect conditions here on Tuesday October 7, and the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys took advantage of that to run some excellent times. Sophomore Jay Welp led the way as three Eagles finished among the top 20 runners. ...
Radke is roasted (10/15/08)
A packed house was treated to a fun-filled Retirement Roast for veteran, beloved Aurelia Bulldogs football coach Myron Radke on Saturday Oct. 4th at the Aurelia Community Center. Here, Physical Therapist Brad Rohwer, who works with Bulldog athletes, offers some "roasting" insights as Radke listens. ...
SOS girls top Spalding (10/15/08)
PAULLINA - South O'Brien won a hard-fought first game, fell in the second, then rebounded to take games three and four to win a War Eagle Conference volleyball match with Spalding Catholic here on Oct. 7th, 3-1. Game scores were 25-23,18-25,25-10,25-18...
Cherokee girls compete in swim dual (10/15/08)
The Storm Lake swim team, which includes three girls from Cherokee, competed in a dual meet against Algona and Spencer on Oct. 2 at Storm Lake. The Storm Lake team defeated Algona 62-27 and lost to Spencer 25-69. Spencer beat Algona 80-10 in the third dual...
G-H runs well at SC-RCL Invite (10/15/08)
LAKE CITY - The Galva-Holstein Cross Country teams again turned in good performances at the Southern Cal-Rockwell City-Lytton Invitational meet run here on Tuesday Oct. 7. Veteran G-H Coach Tim Thomas said, "We were very pleased with the kids' performances. The boys ran as well as they have all year and are makig progress as we get closer to thr conference and district meets. The girls were a little short-handed due to illness and injuries."...
Gehlen gets by MMC (10/15/08)
LE MARS - Host Le Mars Gehlen scored the clinching touchdown in the fourth quarter to pocket a hard-earned 20-6 Class A District football win over gritty Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here on Oct. 3. Celebrating Homecoming 2008, the host Jays scored TDs in the first, second and fourth quarters for their winning point total...
Indians sweep Cherokee XC meet (10/15/08)
The Spirit Lake Park cross country teams swept both the boys and girls divisions of the Oct. 7th Cherokee Cross Country Invitational, run at the Mental Health Institute Course. The Spirit Lake Park girls won the team title with 33 points, followed by Irange City Unity Christian 53, Le Mars 119, Sheldon 138, MOC-Floyd Valley 143, Hull Western Christian 197, Storm Lake 206, Sioux City North 224, Okoboji 240, Cherokee 311...
Lady Pirates' win Pocahontas XC meet (10/15/08)
POCAHONTAS - The strong Galva-Holstein Cross Country team won the girls' team title by the narrowest of margins here on Oct. 4 at the Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer Invitational. The Lady Pirates won the title with 57 points, edging second-place Sioux Central by a single point. The host squad took third with 71 points, followed by Prairie Valley with 98 and Southern Cal-RCL with 141...
Eagles soar past South O'Brien (10/15/08)
LAWTON - South O'Brien had an early touchdown nullified by a holding penalty and never recovered, falling 46-13 to a good Lawton-Bronson team here on Oct. 3. The visiting Wolverines scored on six plays after the Eagles fumbled on their first play from scrimmage deep in their own territory. The holding penalty waived off that TD and the potent Eagles took over from there...
Struck Strikes Out: A mother shows her appreciation (10/15/08)
There is some good stuff to report about the recent Cherokee/Pocahontas Area District football game in Cherokee - a thrilling game that the Braves were fortunate enough to win, 28-27. Following a tackle in the fourth quarter of that game, Pocahontas Area's senior quarterback/defensive back J.R. Plantz suffered what was first thought to be a broken neck...
Ronny L. Weiland (10/15/08)
Ronny L. Weiland 71, LeMars, formerly of Cherokee, passed away Oct. 9, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Society of LeMars. Funeral services were held Oct. 13 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Rev. Magrey deVega officiating. Burial was in the Sunset View Cemetery at Washta, with military rites at the graveside by L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of Cherokee...
Paul L. Roethler (10/15/08)
Paul L. Roethler, 62, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday morning Oct. 8, 2008 in the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Private family services will be held at a later date. It was Paul's wish to be cremated. There will be no visitation. The Boothby Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Shriver girl (10/15/08)
Dale and Michelle Shriver, Aurelia, are the parents of a daughter, born Saturday September 12, 2008 at 7:12 a.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Aleah Nicole Shriver weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces and was 18 inches long. She has five brothers, Tyler, Kyle, Ryan, David and Ryan; and two sisters, Danae and Jamie...
Kintigh Boy (10/15/08)
Gerri and Tarra Kintigh, Cleghorn, are the parents of a son, born Wednesday September 9, 2008 at 8:16 a.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Luke Gerald Kintigh weighed 5 pounds 10 ounces and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Don and Naomi Kintigh of Meriden and Earl and Ima Winchen of Chariton...
Cobb/McKinny Boy (10/15/08)
Jonathon Cobb and Tressa McKinny, Calumet, are the parents of a son, born Tuesday September 8, 2008 at 7:55 p.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Trayton Wayne Cobb weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. He has one brother, Austin, and one sister, Kaylie...
Woltman Boy (10/15/08)
Brent and Trish Woltman, Aurelia, are the parents of a son, born Saturday September 5, 2008, at 6:26 p.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Cash Herman Woltman weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. Cash has one brother, Brodie Woltman...
Kohn/Deleney Kohn Girl (10/15/08)
Thomas Kohn and Melissa Deleney-Kohn, Cherokee, are the parents of a daughter, born Friday, September 4, 2008, at 7:10 a.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Lillian Katherine Marie Kohn weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth...
Kohn Boy (10/15/08)
Jason and Sara Kohn, Cherokee, are the parents of a son, born Thursday September 3, 2008 at 2:54 p.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Tyler Joseph Kohn weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Tyler has two brothers, Jacob and Adam, and one sister, Kelsee...
Mortenson Girl (10/15/08)
Jackie anad Kory Mortenson, Cherokee, are the parents of a daughter, born Wednesday September 2, 2008 at 12:35 p.m.at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Ellana Mary Mortenson weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Shelley and Tom Mortenson of Cherokee and Mary and Larry Pigott of Meriden...
Hill Boy (10/15/08)
Kevin and Stephanie Hill, Quimby, are the parents of a son, born Wednesday September 2, 2008 at 8:05 p.m.at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Brayan Todd Hill weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Brayan has one brother, Austin...
Leight/Roosa Girl (10/15/08)
Jenny Leight and Stephen Roosa are the parents of a daughter, born Tuesday September 1, 2008 at 10:32 a.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Serenity Nicole Roosa weighed 4 pounds 11 ounces and was 18 inches long at birth. Serenity has three brothers, Harley Roosa, Kyle Futrel and Austin Leight; and three sisters, Paige Futrel, Oksena Futrel and Adel Roosa...
Ellis Girl (10/15/08)
Dave and Cheryl Ellis, Cherokee, are the parents of a daughter, born Tuesday September 1, 2008 at 1:00 a.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Amelia Bo Ellis weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. She has four sisters, Elizabeth, Heidi B., Leah, and Heather...
Hunt Girl (10/15/08)
Merlin and Stephanie Hunt, Cherokee, are the parents of a daughter, born Saturday August 29, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Meredith Diane Hunt weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. Meredith has four brothers, Anthony Hunt, Jon Hunt, Quinten Clark, and Ashton Hunt; and four sisters, Mel Hunt, Ashley Hunt, Trinity Clark and Jordan Clark...
Ohlendorf Girl (10/15/08)
Cody and Jennifer Ohlendorf, Remsen, are the parents of a daughter, born Saturday, August 29, 2008, at 6:41 a.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. EmmaJean Lyn Ohlendorf weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Dean and Brenda Schnoes of Creston, Dean Ohlendorf of Marcus and Byron and Terry Groen of Marcus...
Steward/Alvarado Girl (10/15/08)
Christine Steward and Ayendy Alvarado, Alta, are the parents of a daughter, born Friday, August 28, 2008, at 6:52 p.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Bianca Dayana Alvarado weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. She has one sister, Cassandra Steward...
Tuttle/Doty Girl (10/15/08)
Teresa Tuttle and Justin Doty, Humboldt, are the parents of a daughter, born Thursday, August 27, 2008, at 7:44 a.m. in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Lillyan Danyell Doty weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 inches long She has one brother, Teo Doty...
Simonsen Girl (10/15/08)
Derek and Rachel Simonsen, Cherokee, are the parents of a daughter born Wednesday, August 26, 2008, at 10:25 p.m. in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Ella Ann Simonsen weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Timothy and Lisa Perrin of Cherokee and Craig and Bev Simonsen of Aurelia. Great-grandparents are Merle Simonsen of Cherokee, Don and Delores Todd of Quimby and Chuck and Dorothy Perrin of Cherokee...
Bustos/Collins Boy (10/15/08)
Ricardo Bustos and Naomi Collins, Marcus, are the parents of a son born Monday, August 24, 2008, at 8:22 p.m. in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Alejandro Miguel Bustos weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Leticia and Bartolo Bustos of Cherokee...
Thill-Showers Wedding (10/15/08)
Jessi Thill, daughter Steve and Gail Thill of Cherokee and Wesley Showers, son of Richard Showers of Longmont, CO and Ellie Lake of Boulder, CO, were married on Sept. 6, 2008. The couple exchanged vows in an outdoor ceremony overlooking Lake Okoboji...
Lloyd/Skaggs wedding (10/15/08)
Shelby Lloyd and Andy Skaggs were married Aug. 26, 2008. The afternoon ceremony took place on the beach at Lydgate Beach in Kauai, Hawaii. Shelby is the daughter of David and Donell Lloyd of Cedar Rapids and Andy is the son of Ardyce Skaggs and the late Clark Skaggs of Cherokee...
Basic Biittner: Cool Hand Icon (10/15/08)
A truly gifted, loved and remarkable man left us recently. Paul Newman was many things to many people throughout his 83 years on this Earth. He was first and foremost one of the last true movie "stars" in Hollywood, though by all accounts he abhorred that image of himself. ...
Picking out those pumpkins (10/15/08)
With the colorful fall season already upon us, and Halloween just a few weeks away, area residents are in the midst of picking or purchasing pumpkins either for decoration around the house, business, or office, or for future Halloween carving of jack-o-lanterns...