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Stories from Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bean business (10/22/08)
With rain in the forecast, area farmers have been going full steam ahead with their bean harvest. In this photo, Jerry Slota of rural Washta is seen dumping a combine load of beans into one of Arnie Dawson's fields in Grand Meadow Township. Photo by Ron Flewelling...
Cherokee Hy-Vee Distribution to expand (10/22/08)
A high quality, efficient work force, and strong, positive, determined leadership by Todd Hockenson, Assistant Vice President of Distribution - Cherokee, have combined to help create a proposed multi-million dollar expansion at the Cherokee Hy-Vee Distribution plant north of the City...
Aurelia's Bates Motel observing 'Final Rites' (10/22/08)
AURELIA - Aurelia's Haunted Bates Motel, an area Hallowe'en tradition fo 10 years, began its final year of operation on October 18th. The site was "born" in October 1999 and will "die" at the conclusion of Hallowe'en activities on the 31st of October, 2008...
'Harvest Hoopla' coming to Aurelia (10/22/08)
AURELIA - The town of Aurelia will be holding its annual fall celebration, the "Harvest Hoopla," on Saturday, October 25th. Events kick off with a "Hunter and Harvest Breakfast" at 6 a.m. at the new Aurelia Community Center. Sponsored by the Aurelia Kiwanis, Commercial Club and the D.A.R.E. ...
Aurelia Board approves wireless mic purchase (10/22/08)
AURELIA - The Aurelia School Board met on Monday October 13 for its regular monthly meeting, and approved the purchase of a wireless microphone system which can accommodate up to eight performers. Prior to that decision, Denise Nicodemus, the school's speech and drama coach and director of the school play, discussed the history of poor sound at the plays and the very noticeable improvement in sound last fall when the Cherokee Community Theater very graciously allowed the school to rent several of their wireless mics for a nominal price to put on the musical "Oklahoma." Nicodemus said that many audience members commented to her that they really appreciated the improved sound, stating it was much easier to hear and understand the performers than it had been in previous years.. ...
Times Gone By (10/22/08)
Three ballots will be used at the election next Tuesday, the regular large white election ballot, the small yellow constitutional amendment ballot and the small white senatorial primary ballot. The first two ballots named will be given to all voters by the judges of election...
New Turkey Farm opens (10/22/08)
The Cherokee Farm Bureau hosted an Open House for the newly-constructed Parker Turkey Farm on October 9. Many area residents, plus representatives from the Iowa Turkey Federation, Sara Lee Foods, and the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation came out to show their support for the new family farm...
Council OKs 'Red Flags' and zoning variance (10/22/08)
Cherokee's City Council approved a "Red Flag" Identity Theft Prevention Policy, a program designed to detect, prevent, and mitigate Identity Theft, on Oct. 14, in connection with the opening and maintenance of certain utility (city water and sewer) accounts...
Bulldogs play best match of season against tough SC team (10/22/08)
SCHALLER -- Playing against a very tough Schaller-Crestland team in the last match of the regular season here on Oct. 16, the Aurelia Bulldog volleyball squad played what their coach said was "the best I've ever seen them play." Coach Ann Dornack said that "every player on the floor played as hard as they could, and I am proud of how far they have come." Leading the rapidly improving Aurelia squad in kills Thursday were Ashley Anderson with 4 and Audrey Winterhof and Shelby Dierenfield with 2 apiece. ...
Rated Lady Pirates sweep R-U Rockets, 3-0 (10/22/08)
HOLSTEIN - The highly-regarded, 14th-ranked Galva-Holstein Lady Pirates' volleyball team pushed their conference mark to a sterling 7-1 with a 25-18, 25-8, 25-13 sweep of Remsen-Union here on October 14. Coach Scott Mitchell's squad was led in kills by Heather Joslin, with nine and Heidi Rollefson, with seven; Lanae Broesder had 29 assists; dig leaders were Ashley Buell with 19 and Heather Joslin with 15; Heidi Rollefson had two blocks, and Ashley Buell delivered six ace serves...
River Valley splits VB matches (10/22/08)
River Valley's volleyball team split a pair of recent Western Valley Conference matches, falling 25-20, 17-25, 21-25, 22-25 last week at Odebolt-Arthur, and defeating Battle Creek-Ida Grove 25-20, 25-23, 25-20 in the season's final regular-season match in Correctionville on Oct. 13...
Needy Children's Fund drive kicks off (10/22/08)
Longtime Cherokee resident Stan Sitzmann recently underwent a triple bypass heart operation. A jokester might say something like "Well, at least now we know he has a heart," but people who know Stan know he has already proven that time and time again...
Dorothy R. Wiebersch (10/22/08)
Dorothy R. Wiebersch, 88, of Marcus, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 07, 2008 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. A Memorial Mass was held on Oct. 11 at Holy Name Church in Marcus. Father Eugene Murray officiated. Inurnment followed at the Holy Name Cemetery. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus was in charge of arrangements...
Wunschel/daughter (10/22/08)
Scott and Heidi Wunschel of Storm Lake are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Abbygail Ann Wunschel, born on Sept. 14, 2008 at 5 p.m.Abbygail weighed 5 lbs. and 6 oz. and measured 19 inches long at birth. Welcoming Abbygail home was here sister, Autumn Mae Wunschel...
O'Connor/Hopp wedding (10/22/08)
Molly Kathleen O'Connor and Aaron William Hopp were united in marriage on Saturday June 21, 2008 at 4 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ely, Iowa. Molly is the daughter of John and Kay O'Connor of Cherokee and Aaron is the son of Harold and Kathy Hopp of Solon. Grandmother of the bride is Jan Olofson of Ankeny and grandmothers of the groom are Elevena Hopp and edith Boll. Great-grandmother of the groom is Pauline Boll...
Basic Biittner : Some musings (10/22/08)
My occasionally idle mind has been musing about a few things lately, so, being the generous soul that I am, I thought I'd share a few of those things with you. For example - I found myself wondering recently if any brave souls out there bet money last spring on a Philadelphia Philies-Tampa Bay Rays World Series match-up in 2008. ...
Dealing with the bullies (10/22/08)
Hoping to combat the "snitch" label that often leads to violent repercussions and silent sufferings, six Utah schools have introduced a web site that allows students to anonymously report bullies. To this we say, "hip-hip-hooray!" A Brigham Young University student has created a web site that lets students anonymously report bullies, and also lets them post information about thefts, drugs, and any other forms of harassment...