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Stories from Thursday, October 30, 2008

Book Vine signing features local connection (10/30/08)
A new book which will be featured at an event at The Book Vine on October 30th has connections to several people with past - and current -- connections to the area. In the spring of 1979, Dennis Weidemann was a typical Iowa State student, attending classes (most of them) and working at Happy Joe's pizza parlor. By the end of that summer, he and three friends had left that world far behind, paddling two old canoes from the tranquil farms of Minnesota to the polar bears of Hudson Bay...
Red Ribbon held at WITCC (10/30/08)
Supervisors approve several county projects (10/30/08)
The Cherokee County Board Supervisors met for their regular meeting on October 23. County Engineer Dave Shanahan presented an overhead utility permit, driveway permits, updated driveway/field entrance prices, and two bridge projects for approval. The Board approved an overhead utility permit for Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative between Section 16 and Section 17 in Grand Meadow Township...
WITCC hosts Community Education Classes (10/30/08)
Western Iowa Tech Community College and Conference Center in Cherokee is again hosting a series of non-credit Community Education classes in October and November. The popular, informative classes this season include expert instruction and tips on useful and entertaining subjects such as holiday decorating, digital photography, computer basics, personalized gift-making, wine tasting, Christmas cookie decorating, story telling, and beading your own jewelry...
Project Outreach has "best year ever" (10/30/08)
The Cherokee Knights of Columbus' annual Project Outreach fund drive for persons with disabilities has ended, and fund drive Chairman LeRoy Rupp says that the drive raised a record $14,829 this year. The Knights thank everyone who helped make this possible...
Memorial Pheasant Hunt to be Held Nov. 8 (10/30/08)
A memorial pheasant hunting tournament will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, in honor of Michael Letsche from Marcus. The teams will consist of no more than four (4) members, and no more than two (2) dogs, with an entry fee of $20 per team. There will be a meal provided at the end of the day. For any questions or team sign up contact Luke Dreckman at 712-376-2270, or 712-229-2569...
Letsche completes basic training (10/30/08)
Air National Guard Airman Jeremy E. Letsche 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...
'Hallelujah Night' Party (10/30/08)
Faith In Christ Fellowship, located at 5096 Hwy. 3, is planning a fun-filled night of games, prizes, a skit and a piņata filled with lots and lots of candy as an "alternative to Halloween" on Friday, Oct. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The evening is dedicated to "glorify the God of Heaven, instead of the god of the underworld," and all costumes must be non-violent, tasteful and positive...
Careage Hills news (10/30/08)
Careage Hills took 25 residents and 11 helpers to the Butterfly House in Sioux Falls on October 13. The residents enjoyed seeing all of the colorful butterflies and were able to view a quilt show as well. A good time was had by all. Careage Hills would like to extend an invitation to everyone for some upcoming events in November, which include: community coffee on Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. There will be music with Bob Johnson on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. and community bingo on Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m...
Cherokee couple honored for distinguished service to USD (10/30/08)
VERMILLION, S.D. -- Loyal supporters of The University of South Dakota, Joe and Janice Lundsgaard, were honored for their service to USD at an awards luncheon at the Al Neuharth Media Center on Friday, Oct. 11. The USD Foundation presented the Lundsgaards with the Darwin and Adele Inman Award for distinguished service. The Inman Award is the Foundation's highest award and is named in honor of Adele and Darwin Inman who were instrumental as volunteers in the early years of the University...
Allender Chiropractic schedules Food for the Needy Day (10/30/08)
Allender Chiropractic in Cherokee will be sponsoring the 21st annual "Food For The Needy Day" on Wednesday, November 5, 2008. For existing patients, the business will be collecting the normal charges, payable that day, and donating them to Mid-Sioux, Cherokee County Food Pantry...
Tribute to WWII vets fundraiser in Sioux City on Sunday Nov. 2 (10/30/08)
Siouxland Honor Flight completed its inaugural flight out of Sioux Gateway Airport on Tuesday, September 9, 2008. Our organization, a hub of National Honor Flight, is credited with the first charter out of the state of Iowa, carrying 100 WWII Veterans to Washington D.C. to see THEIR Memorial...
G-H girls handle River Valley (10/30/08)
HOLSTEIN - The 12th-rated Galva-Holstein volleyball team pocketed a 3-0 sweep of River Valley in Class 1A Regional Tournament action here last week, claiming game scores of 25-13, 25-23, 25-15. The victorious Pirates ran their match record to 25-12 with the win and kept moving down tourney trail in the process...
Cherokee earns state playoff berth Wednesday (10/30/08)
Eagle Grove scored a touchdown on the third play of the game, racked up a a 34-14 halftime lead as the Cherokee Braves defense could not solve the veer option offense, and then hung on for dear life in the second half to claim an exciting 42-35 Class 2A District finale here on October 24th, earning the Eagles a runner-up District finish...
R-U Hawks down 'Dogs, 41-20 (10/30/08)
AURELIA - You wouldn't know it by the final score, but the Oct. 23rd Eight Player District 1 showdown here between Remsen St. Mary's and Aurelia was actually a good, hard-fought, back-and-forth game - for three quarters. St. Mary's got off to an 8-0 first quarter lead when senior Neal Loutsch broke loose on a 64-yard TD run with 2:44 left in the quarter and the Hawks converted on a 2-point conversion pass...
Glenn A. Dyslin (10/30/08)
Funeral services for Glenn Dyslin, 78, of Aurelia, who died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, were held on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Rev. Missy Brown officiating.Burial followed at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia, with Military Honors by the Grashoff-McManus American Legion Post #390 of Aurelia. Redig Funeral Home of Aurelia was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Olga L. Bern (10/30/08)
Olga L. Bern, 86, of Cherokee, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 24, 2008 at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Rev. Ray Kruger officiatingd, and burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Winding Roads:Remember the joy of living (10/30/08)
Life is full of ups and downs, The important thing to remember is that it takes the downs or the valleys of life to really appreciate the good. I have had some trouble with a sore shoulder and throughout the summer it continually went downhill. Since August, I've been seeing some doctors to learn what to do about the situation...
Character counts, kids! (10/30/08)
With the Iowa High School football playoffs bearing down, volleyball tournaments in full swing, and the popular winter sports of basketball and wrestling on the near horizon, we thought it timely to emphasize the values of character and sportsmanship to our student/athletes...