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Stories from Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Appropriations needed to continue services for abused (10/21/08)
October has been designated as 'Domestic Violence Awareness Month.' Having the means for providing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault is as essential to our Iowa communities as having a fire department, because - like a fire - domestic violence or sexual assault can affect anyone...
Fall Rendezvous held (10/21/08)
The Cherokee Ridge Runners held their Fall Rendezvous at the Little Sioux Wildlife Area recently. The public was welcome to attend the event during daylight hours where they had a chance to witness several events held thoughout the day. There was something for everyone to enjoy, including a trading post with handmade crafts by several different members of the Ridge Runners. Photo by Mike Leckband...
MMC High School to stage plays (10/21/08)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School welcomes the return of its fall play with two one-act plays. Nine high school students in grades 10-12 will present "No Experience Necessary" and "Well Written" on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2008 at the Cleghorn school gym. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. each night, and tickets are $3 and $5 at the door, with activity tickets being accepted...
Quimby and Washta Fire Departments have a ball at training exercise (10/21/08)
QUIMBY - As any experienced fireman can tell you, there's more to fighting a fire than rolling hoses and squirting water. To stay on top of the fire fighting game, fire departments regularly conduct training exercises. These educational endeavors may cover a wide variety of subjects and situations, running the gamut from suppressing brush fires to coping with chemical spills...
MMC Foundation to host Brunch (10/21/08)
The Marcus --Meriden-Cleghorn Foundation is having a brunch on Oct. 26 at the Marcus Pizza Ranch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost will be $5 for 10 and under and $8 for 11 and over. Enjoy breakfast pizza, waffles, fruit, biscuits and gravy, homemade rolls and drinks. The MMC Foundation sponsors Educational Grants for MMC Teachers and Scholarships for MMC Seniors...
2008 Fall Family Festival recipes (10/21/08)
Here are the winning recipes from the 7th Annual Fall Family Festival at the Cherokee Depot on Saturday, September 27, 2008, sponsored by Depot Renovation, Inc.
Equipment Training needs (10/21/08)
Western Iowa Tech Community College and Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation will present a "Lunch and Learn" session to help area manufacturers and businesses that have equipment training needs to learn about Western Iowa Tech Community College's new mobile Skills Centers. ...
WHS VB squad falls twice on road (10/21/08)
The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team battled courageously to the end at Spirit Lake last week, before tumbling in a hotly contested five-game match, 25-13, 17-25, 17-25, 25-23, 16-18. In a match at fifth-rated Sheldon (27-3) earlier last week, Cherokee was swept 17-25, 7-25, 14-25...
Ranked Alta clobbers MMC, 44-8 (10/21/08)
MARCUS - Ranked and once-beaten Alta spanked Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 44-8 in Class A District football action here on Oct. 10, with a big 22-point second quarter blowing the contest wide open early. The winning Cyclones had five rushing touchdowns, with Michael Huseman carrying the ball nine times for 111 yards and two TDs, Jack Mills carrying the ball 14 times for 133 yards and two Tds, and fullback Jake Syndergaard carrying it one time for one yard and a TD...
Bulldog girls lose at Kingsley, 3-0 (10/21/08)
KINGSLEY - The Aurelia volleball team played a non-conference match against Kingsley-Pierson at Kingsley on Oct. 13. "It was a tough game," said Aurelia coach Ann Dornack, "but the girls tried their best and played hard." K-P took the match 3-0, with game scores of 6-25, 15-25, 11-25...
SLP squads sweep Lakes XC Meet (10/21/08)
HULL - The talented Spirit Lake Park cross country teams swept both the boys and girls divisions of the annual Lakes Conference Meet here on Oct. 13. The SLP boys totaled 51 points to win the competition, followed by Hull Western Christian, 73; Le Mars, 79; Spencer, 90; Sheldon, 128; Emmetsburg, 136; Storm Lake, 143; Cherokee, 165 and Estherville-LC/AR, 251...
Gehlen shuts out RV Wolverines (10/21/08)
CORRECTIONVILLE - Jordan Sitzmann rushed for two touchdowns, and quarterback Taylor Wurth passed for two more to lead Le Mars Gehlen to a 34-0 conquest of River Valley here on Oct. 10. A tough Gehlen defense limited River Valley to just 126 total yards of offense in the game, as the Wolverines rushed 33 times for 94 yards, and River Valley quarterback Zack Hullinger completed 3-9 passes for 32 yards...
'Dogs lose to Woodbine, 56-28 (10/21/08)
WOODBINE - The Aurelia Bulldogs were down 21 points at halftime in District 8-player football action here Friday night, and it was too big of a deficit to overcome, as they dropped a 56-28 decision to the Tigers. There were plenty of offensive fireworks by both squads, headlined by Woodbine running back Jon Gale, who gained 196 yards on 18 carries and scored five touchdowns. Woodbine had 345 yards in total offense and the Bulldogs 333, with 20 first downs...
Russell Willis Bryant (10/21/08)
Russell Willis Bryant, 76, of Washta, died Sunday Oct. 12, 2008 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, after a hard fought battle with melanoma cancer. Funeral services were held on October 16 at the Meadow Star United Methodist Church in Washta. Pastor Bill Cotten and Pastor Dick Krambeck officiated. Burial was in the Grand Meadow Cemetery in Washta. Military graveside honors were provided by V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post #2253. Funeral arrangements were made by Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee...
Carol L. Wegner (10/21/08)
Carol L. Wegner, 64, of Cherokee, died Wednesday Oct. 8, 2008 in the North Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center, Thornton, Colo. after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held on Oct. 17 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand and Rev. Richard Ries officiated. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee...
Liddle/son (10/21/08)
Lucuas and Laura Liddle of Cedar Rapids would like to announce the birth of their son. Aaden James Liddle was born on Sept. 12, 2008 at 11:28 p.m.,and weighed 9 lbs. and was 20 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Cal and Jane Sorensen of Gilmore City and Steve and Debi Liddle of Meriden. Great-Grandparents are Sibyl Sorensen of Humbolt, Laurence and Elizabeth Liddle of Plainfield and Verlee Gronemeyer of Meriden...
Gravenish and Ringgold/daughter (10/21/08)
Nick Gravenish and Diana Ringgold of Des Moines are proud to announce the birth of their daughter. Malaila Nicolette Gravenish was born on Sept. 11, 2008 at 12:13 a.m. Malaila weighed 6 lbs. and 10 oz and measured 20 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Dale and Karen Gravenish of Cherokee and Sharon Parkison, Earlham and Michael Ringgold of Miami, Fla...
Carey/son (10/21/08)
Chad and Kelli Carey of Cherokee are the proud new parents of Reese Steven Carey. Born on Sept. 23rd at Saint Lukes in Sioux City, Reese weighed 6 lbs and 15 oz. and measured 19 inches long at birth. He was welcomed home by his brother and sister, Reegen and Devyn...
Brecher/son (10/21/08)
Grant and Jaime Brecher of Milford are pleased to announce the birth of their son Tysen Dale, born on Aug. 31, 2008 at Lakes Regional Medical Center in Spirit Lake. Grandparents are Kim and Steve Conover and Darlys Peckenschneider of Aurelia and David Brecher of Rembrandt...
Gray Matters:Autumn Splendor (10/21/08)
Perhaps, if I were in the midst of a howling January blizzard, or if I had to rake up my own November leaves, I might choose to live in a mild, seasonless climate. But just one glance out my windows at October's splendor and such a choice loses its appeal. I am sure, like most prairie towns, ours has been aware of the beauty and value of trees from the time of its founding...
League of Cities benefits Iowa (10/21/08)
Under the Iowa League of Cities' Constitution, the League must establish a Legislative Policy Committee that works each year to identify and develop a set of legislative priorities. These priorities then serve as a focal point for legislators and the League throughout the legislative session...
Please read this, honey (10/21/08)
Studies show that successfully coping with the daily pressures of work, family and marriage can be greatly aided by healthy, constructive communication between spouses. Along with the recommendations of what to do to deal with each other and any stress that befalls us, such as setting goals, negotiating, being flexible, working as a team, planning time together, and laughing, is a list of what NOT to do that grabbed our attention...