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Stories from Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Retired Cherokee teacher cited for outstanding accomplishment (10/28/08)
DES MOINES - The Iowa High School Speech Association inducted its 45th and 46th members into their Hall of Fame on Oct. 17, 2008 at the Fort Des Moines Hotel in Des Moines. This year's inductees were Ruth Hayes of Cherokee and Michael J. Peitz of Cincinnati, Ohio...
Halloween hayride (10/28/08)
During their recent visit to the Pumpkin Patch in rural Marcus, left to right, Morgan, Ethan and Aaron Lee of LeMars celebrated the upcoming holiday by going on a mini hayride. Photo by Ron Flewelling
Community Center gets new look (10/28/08)
Landscaping work on the Cherokee Community Center is wrapping up. Recently, a new walkway was built to connect the lower entrance and parking lot to the main entrance and southern parking lot, along with new outside lighting to illuminate the walkway...
Madrigal Dinner Production at Oakdale (10/28/08)
Hear ye, hear ye! Come one, come all to the 15th annual Madrigal Dinner Production. The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Royal Court and the King's Carolers will present "A Knight to Remember" at the King's Castle (aka the Oakdale Evangelical Free Church near Meriden) on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, 2008 at 6:30 p.m...
Cherokee School Board cautioned on enrollment numbers (10/28/08)
There was good news/bad news for the Cherokee School Board at its regular monthly meeting on October 20th, as Cherokee Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom discussed enrollment numbers. Chalstrom advised the Board that the District's certified enrollment for the 2008-09 school year was 1,001.4 students, which is an increase of two students over the previous year. ...
Annual CAEDC Action Report (10/28/08)
For publication 10-29-08 : To follow is a brief overview of the Annual Report that is held for public view at the office of CAEDC at 418 W. Cedar St., Ste. B, Cherokee, IA. This past year the Board was consolidated from 18 to 14 members. The seats on this board are as follows: 1 seat for Washta, Quimby, Cleghorn, Meriden, Marcus, Larrabee, and Aurelia, 5 seats for Cherokee, 1 seat for a Cherokee City Council member and 1 for a Cherokee Co. ...
Marcus Business Park lands new store (10/28/08)
MARCUS - The news continues to be good for the new Business Park fronting Iowa Highway 3 on the south side of Marcus, with the announcement this week that Hog Slat, Inc. will be building a 4,500 square-foot retail store just west of the existing Guest House Motel...
Reading, 'riting and...'rachnids? (10/28/08)
Things took a turn towards the "creepy crawler" side of nature in Krista Blake's second grade class at River Valley recently, when the youngsters completed lessons on spiders. As hands-on projects, the young arachnid experts, including Ryder Brewer (left) and Mikinzie Driesen (right), crafted posters, complete with artwork and reports, on their chosen subjects. The posters are currently on display in the hallway outside their classroom. Photo by Ron Flewelling...
CRMC receives award (10/28/08)
Cherokee Regional Medical Center continues to develop, and has made great improvements to its employee safety program. At the Fall Workers' Compensation Program, ServiShare (a wholly owned shared service corporation of the Iowa Hospital Association) presented awards to recognize hospitals across Iowa with outstanding performance in the ServiShare/LaMair Mulock Condon Co./Farm Bureau workers' compensation program. ...
Brady completes training (10/28/08)
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Brandon J. Brady has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations...
Keep the Holidays Happy with Safe Food Handling (10/28/08)
Gather your elves, deck the halls, make your lists, check them twice and you will be ready to ring in the holiday season with good cheer. The key to preparing for this festive time of the year is planning. Children are busily writing lists to Santa in anticipation of receiving treasured gifts. You can make the season bright by following their lead and create guest, gift and grocery lists, too...
Supervisors deal with multiple issues (10/28/08)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors meet for their regular meeting on October 14th. Barb Staver of the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department gave the Sheriff's Department's quarterly revenue statement. The Sheriff's Department collected and handed over to the county treasures office $15,944...
Galva-Holstein girls win WVC XC (10/28/08)
MANNING - The strong Galva-Holstein girls' cross country team won the first-ever Conference meet of the newly-organized Western Valley Conference, run here on Saturday October 18th. The Lady Pirates scored 34 points, beating runner-up Woodbine by 40 points. ...
Cherokee XC boys third at Spencer (10/28/08)
SPENCER - Nate O'Bryan placed 10th to lead the Cherokee Braves in the October 16th Spencer Cross Country Meet, clocking an 18:26 time in the process. Other Cherokee boys scores were Nick O'Bryan 16th in 19:23, Zach Mosbach 18th in 19:59, Kody Sump 22nd in 20:36, and Calvin Conley 26th in 20:59...
Lady Pirates beat BC-IG, 3-0 (10/28/08)
IDA GROVE - The 14th-ranked Galva-Holstein Lady Pirates' volleyball team concluded their Western Valley Conference schedule in Oct. 16th action here with a 25-17, 25-17, 25-13 victory over Battle Creek-Ida Grove. Heather Joslin led the Lady Pirates' attack with 14 kills and was joined by Heidi Rollefson with nine; Lanae Broesder had 39 assists; Heather Joslin and Ashley Buell 24 digs apiece; Heather Joslin, eight ace serves; and Rollefson and Victoria Andresen, three blocks each...
West Lyon overtakes South O'Brien (10/28/08)
PAULLINA - Mike Faust returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown just two minutes into the game to stake South O'Brien to a quick 7-0 lead over fifth-ranked West Lyon, but the potent Wildcats answered back in the second quarter to proceed to a 36-7 Class 1A District victory on October 17th...
Eagle Grove downs Buffalo Ridge (10/28/08)
EAGLE GROVE - A 28-point scoring salvo in the second quarter blew the game open and boosted Eagle Grove to a 35-7 halftime score on the way to a 55-21 Class 2A District football victory over Buffalo Ridge here on Oct. 17th. The Bison tallied one touchdown in the second quarter on a 41-yard TD pass from Kellen Jacobson to Dillon Waters, and scored two more TDs in the fourth frame on a 12-yard pass from Seth Johnson to Josh Alesch, and a nifty 57-yard TD scamper by Tyler Kenny. ...
'Dogs hold off Rockets' late rally (10/28/08)
AURELIA - Remsen-Union scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns in a little over five minutes to put a serious scare into Aurelia in exciting District football action here on Oct. 17th, but the gritty Bulldogs sandwiched a TD of their own in the midst of that Rocket onslaught to prevail 30-28, and keep alive their state playoff hopes...
District bowling competition held (10/28/08)
The Northwest Iowa Special Olympics district bowling competition was held on Oct. 18 in Le Mars at Sweet 16 Lanes. Advancing to the State Competition in Des Moines on Saturday, Nov. 22 are: Victor Ross, Cory Van Roekel, Francis Van Roekel, Jade Mews, Tayla McDaniel, Elizabeth Timmins, and Kelsey Timmins. ...
Beth E. Sjoberg (10/28/08)
Funeral services for Beth E. Sjoberg, 88, of Aurelia, were held on Oct. 21 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Also officiating was Pastor Bruce Rapp of the First Congregational Church in Aurelia. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia, with Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia in charge of funeral arrangements...
Robert L. Redman (10/28/08)
Robert L. Redman, 76, of Knoxville, Iowa - originally from Cherokee - passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 at the Kavanaugh House in Des Moines. Funeral services were held Friday on Oct. 24 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Ray Kruger officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee., with military rites at the graveside by L. A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W...
Eveline Sophia Dunn (10/28/08)
Eveline Sophia Dunn, 102, of Aurelia, a former longtime Correctionville area resident, passed away on Oct. 18, 2008 at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia. Private family services were held on Oct. 23, with Rev. Magrey deVega officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Funeral arrangements were made by Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee...
Phyllis A. Henke (10/28/08)
Phyllis A. Henke, 75, of Cherokee, died Friday Oct. 17, 2008 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held on October 20 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Armand Bertrand and Rev. Gene Sitzmann officiating. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee...
Loren John Henry Friedrichsen (10/28/08)
Loren John Henry "Peanuts" Friedrichsen, age 85, of Alta, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center of Cherokee. A funeral service was held on Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Alta with Pastor Terry Pollard officiating. Burial was in the Holstein Cemetery of Holstein...
Witzke/son (10/28/08)
Justin and Jennifer Witzke of Holstein are pleased to announce the birth of their son Kolton Andrew Witzke. Born on Sept. 25, 2008 at 12:18 a.m. Kolton weighed 7 lbs. and 14 oz. and measured 20 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Dave and Anita Cougill of Aurelia and Larry and Julie Bloyer of Schaller and Jim and Peg Witzke of Fonda...
Rupp/daughter (10/28/08)
Trent and Michelle Rupp of Marcus are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Morgan Grace on Aug. 26 at 7:12 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. and was 19 inches long at birth. Morgan was welcomed home by her brother Michael and her sister Allissa. Grandparents are Neal and Jo Ann Rupp of Quimby and Dixie Carter of South Range Wis. Great-grandparents are Charles and Valeria Rupp of Cherokee. Russell and Joyce Caughey of Brainerd, Minn. and Donna Gupton of Ponca, Neb...
Richardson/son (10/28/08)
Dustin and Amanda Richardson are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Tatem Dustin Richardson was born on Sept. 18, 2008 at 4:55 p.m. He weighed 8 lbs. and 7 oz. and measured 20 inches long at birth. Welcoming Tatem home was his sister, Braelyn Marie...
Mier/son (10/28/08)
Thomas and Nicole Mier of Aurelia are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Cole Adam Mier was born on Oct. 3, 2008 at 4:52 p.m. he weighed 8 lbs. and 3 oz. and measured 20 inches long at birth. Cole was welcomed home by his two brothers, Brandon and Brock, and his sister Jadrien...
Leonard and Hannel/son (10/28/08)
Skyler Leonard and Mindy Hannel of Ida Grove are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Kaeden Gregory Leonard was born on Oct. 3, 2008 at 8:14 a.m. He weighed 6 lbs. and 12 oz. and measured 20 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Greg and Renee Leonard of Correctionville and Royce and Charis Hannel of Ida Grove and Sharron Hannel of Texas...
Borders/daughter (10/28/08)
Jessica Borders of Cherokee is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter Takkiah Lynn Borders. Born on Oct. 17, 2008 at 1:17 a.m., Jessica weighed 7 lbs. and 8 oz. and measured 21 inches long at her birth. Grandmother is Connie Borders of Cherokee...
Angell/daughter (10/28/08)
Matt and Darcie Angell of Wadsworth, Ohio are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Caroline Elizabeth. Caroline was born on Oct. 14, 2008 and weighed 8 lbs. and 2 oz. and measured 19 inches long at birth. She is welcomed home by her sister Reagan Olivia...
Poususka/Bartel wedding (10/28/08)
Annette Francella Poduska and Jared Wethor Bartel were united in marriage on July 5, 2008 at 2 p.m. The ceremony was held at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and a reception followed at the Scheman Building in Ames. Officiating the ceremony was Fr. Dennis Miller, and the bride's parents, Dr. Larry and Judy Poduska of Lisbon, gave the bride into marriage. Annette is a 2003 graduate of Lisbon High School in Lisbon and a 2007 Iowa State University graduate with a BS in Exercise Science...
Melton/Moors wedding (10/28/08)
Angie Marie Melton of North Richland Hills, Texas and Brandon Hunter Moors of North Richland Hills, Texas were married on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008 at Mediterranean Villa in Arlington, Texas. Reverend Randy Riddile officiated. Lauree Ford of Lubbock, Texas and Roger and Dawn Melton of Ponder, Texas are parents of the bride. Parents of the groom are Ruth Moors of Denton and the late Gary Moors...
BASIC BIITTNER : Fifth Consecutive UWS (10/28/08)
BASIC BIITTNER : Fifth Consecutive UWS Dan Whitney Well, it's October 2008, and I guess that means it's time again for the championship showcase of the former American pastime. On Wednesday evening, in the unlikely setting of Tampa Bay, Florida, the fifth consecutive "Unofficial World Series" got underway in that hallowed baseball cathedral, Tropicana Field (otherwise known as Metrodome South)...
Gray Matters:Veterans Day (10/28/08)
As Veterans Day nears we are reminded that the ranks of those who fought in WW II are thinning. With that in mind I decided to visit with several of these men to bring you their stories. The first is Roger Leavitt of the Marcus Lumber Company. Roger graduated from Marcus High School in1943. He was soon drafted, as was every able-bodied young man in his class...
Farmers, avoid those power lines (10/28/08)
As area farmers get deeper and deeper into the fall harvest season, it's vital for them to remember and practice important safety steps when dealing with large equipment and power lines. According to Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, each year in the United States hundreds of farm workers are injured and many killed when their farming equipment makes contact with power lines...
Safety a part of Halloween fun (10/28/08)
With Halloween bearing down on us, Cherokee, as well as all other towns, will celebrate the annual spookfest with trick-or-treat scheduled for Oct. 31. There are several safety suggestions from the National Safety Council that parents and families should keep in mind while making plans for the trick-or-treating sessions. Major among those are:...
The confusing concert conundrum (10/28/08)
In the music world, it is common knowledge that a band or singer has "made it" when whether to listen quietly and intently, or applaud raucously in appreciation becomes a real struggle for audience members. Who among us has ever attended a concert of truly outstanding musicians and not been compelled to jump and shout in total appreciation, and at the same time being afraid you might miss hearing some of the sweet, golden sounds of the melodies, harmonies, and meaningful lyrical content if you do so?. ...