[Masthead] Fog/Mist ~ 32°F  
High: 36°F ~ Low: 26°F
Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Stories from Thursday, November 13, 2008

Area WWII vets enjoy a special day in D.C. (11/13/08)
Kay Jipp of Aurelia read an article in the "American Profile" newspaper supplement last year that piqued her interest and led to a memorable adventure for Kay, her dad, Wayne Gaston, and several other people from Cherokee County. The article concerned Earl Morse, who was working as a Physician's Assistant at a Department of Veteran's Affairs medical clinic in Springfield, Ohio and asked one of his patents, a 78-year-old WWII veteran, if he had ever visited the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. ...
Cherokee native receives award (11/13/08)
Pamela Fassler Horner, a native of Cherokee, is this year's recipient of the Louis B. Marks Award, an award which recognizes exceptional service to the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). Horner, who is Director of Government and Industry Relations for OSRAM SYLVANIA, joined the IESNA in 1977. ...
Cherokee to get lab facility (11/13/08)
There is absolutely no doubt that the lifeblood of Northwest Iowa, including, of course, Cherokee County, is agriculture and agriculture-related fields. It may come as a surprise to some people, though, that there are not any quality laboratory facilities in the area that can test such things for area farmers as soil content, feedlot manure, groundwater, and wastewater. Samples have to be sent as far away as Omaha or Des Moines to get that testing done. Until now, that is...
WITCC names new Cherokee instructors (11/13/08)
Terry Hane and Dr. Frank O'Neill have joined Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) as instructors at the Cherokee campus. Hane, a resident of Climbing Hill, has been appointed auto instructor. He is responsible for teaching college credit programs in small engines, introduction to automotive technology, and automotive electricity and electronics to high school students...
Times Gone By (11/13/08)
Harve Semper, the wealthy and eccentric bachelor, of Correctionville, is being detained at Cherokee in the hospital for the insane. The movement which resulted in sending him there is a friendly one, taken in fact by a judge of the district court, in order to protect Semper against loss of property...
Cherokee County unofficial vote totals (11/13/08)
An early crunch of absentee voters in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 8 General Election led County Auditors across the State to anticipate record voter turnouts. However, for Cherokee County that wasn't the case, as voter numbers, although really high compared to some years, finished about the same as the 2004 General Elections. Unofficial vote totals for the elections are:...
New Chamber Director eager to meet people (11/13/08)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce's new Executive Director started her new job on Nov. 3rd, and is anxious to get to know the businesses and business people of Cherokee. Julie Hering-Kent has been living in town for a couple of months already, and has done some substitute teaching at Roosevelt Elementary, attended a Chamber Coffee, and attended a local church, so she has a start...
Sanford Museum opens new exhibit (11/13/08)
The Sanford Museum has just opened its new exhibit in the West Gallery, entitled "Vote!" The exhibit opened on Nov. 1, and will be up until Nov. 23. Each year, campaigns seem to go a little longer and the ads seem to be a little more cutting. The "Vote!" exhibit takes a look at past elections, the buttons, the posters and the TV ads. Come and enjoy the campaign paraphernalia collected by Evan Knapp over the years and recently donated to the Sanford Museum...
Julie Foley has a honey of a hobby (11/13/08)
If someone just happened to make up a slate of candidates for the title of Cherokee County Earth Mother, there is no doubt in my mind that Julie Foley's name would head the list. On any given day, this Quimby gal wears a number of hats with natural ease...
Micah Barnes 'Smiles for Education' winner (11/13/08)
AURELIA - Micah Barnes, a student at the Aurelia Community School, has been selected as a winner in Hy-Vee's annual "Smiles for Education" promotion. Micah, the daughter of Marty and Kendall Barnes and the granddaughter of Bob and Donita Barnes, is the third student from a Cherokee County school to be selected for this honor in the last two years...
Quimby hosts turkey dinner fund-raiser (11/13/08)
On November 2, the southern Cherokee County community of Quimby was the scene of some pre-holiday celebration as local organizations and other volunteers pitched in to host their Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Fund-Raiser. If you are one of those folks who count the days until you can enjoy a holiday bird and all the fixings, you were undoubtedly first in line for the annual event held at the Quimby Fire Station...
Benson All-State golfer (11/13/08)
Cherokee sophomore Brock Benson was recently one of six golfers named to the All Tournament team at the Class 2A Iowa State Golf Tournament. In addition, Benson was named to the First Team All State Class 2A team by the Iowa High School Golf Coaches Association, based upon his season average score. Benson is one of 10 golfers selected for this elite team. He is the son of Steve and Jean Benson of Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck...
Phipps to IFCA Hall of Fame (11/13/08)
Cherokee Washington High Athletic Director and co-head football coach Neil Phipps is one of three new members being inducted into the Iowa Football Coaches Association's Hall of Fame. Phipps is the fourth Cherokee Braves football coach to be inducted into the coveted IFCA Hall of Fame, the others being Otto Huebner, who coached in Cherokee from 1944 to 1952; Bruce Pickford, who coached the Braves from 1955 to 1961; and Jack Blazek, who coached Cherokee in 1963 and 1964...
Capesius/son (11/13/08)
Joe and Melanie Capesius of Austin, Texas are happy to announce the birth of their son, Mason Kelly Capesius on September 20, 2008. He weighed 10 lbs. and 4 oz. and measured 21 inches long. His sister Gabbie and brother Patrick welcomed him home. Grandparents are Clinton and Marlene Kelly of Cherokee and Ray and Marce Capesius of Dubuque. Great-grandmother is Hazel Kelly of Cherokee...
Yearicks/daughter (11/13/08)
Robert and Gloria Yearicks of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Nalari Ariel Yearicks was born on Oct. 26, 2008 at 8:13 p.m. She weighed 9 lbs. and 3 oz. and measured 20.5 inches long. Welcoming Nalari home are here brothers Javier and Hamilton...
Sayler/son (11/13/08)
Rev. Ethan and Christine Sayler of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Isaiah Daniel Sayler was born on Oct. 29, 2008 at 2:41 p.m., and weighed 9 lbs. and measured 22 inches long at his birth. Welcoming Isaiah home are his two brothers, Caleb and Noah, and one sister, Hannah...
Nelson/daughter (11/13/08)
Terry and Leah Nelson of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Emily Hope Nelson was born on Oct. 30, 2008 at 7:09 a.m. She weighed 6 lbs. and 10 oz. and measured 19 inches long at birth. Welcoming Emily home are her brothers, Kain and Parker...
Gray Matters: Another Veteran to Remember and Honor (11/13/08)
With the approach of Nov. 11, we are again reminded of those among us who have served our country, particularly those WW II veterans whose ranks are thinning. A friend recently told me of one of these men, Ray Flanagan, who happens to be my neighbor. This friend said that while most of the infantrymen serving in Italy were either wounded or deceased within weeks, Flanagan survived that horror for 13 months-- April 1944 until May 1945...
Be careful out there (11/13/08)
As our annual winter weather settles in, the portent of icy, snowy, wet and slick walkways and roadways becomes a reality threatening both pedestrians and motorists. After all, winter affects to some degree 250 million people in the United States and an incredible 2.5 billion people worldwide, as the risk of slipping on ice and snow makes the season a precarious time for all...
The dawn of a new day - finally (11/13/08)
They are blaming the "biased national media," but the Republican Party has no one to blame but itself for the resounding victories registered by the Democrat Party in Tuesday's General Elections. After all, the sad circle of eight years of continuous abuse foisted on the American public by out-going President George W. Bush, one of the biggest stumblebums to ever hold a national office of any kind, had to come around eventually...
It's time, 'bye George (11/13/08)
As we first proposed a few years ago, we still think the time is right for the Cherokee School District to consider changing the name of Cherokee Washington High School (WHS) to, simply and pleasantly, Cherokee High School (CHS). That's what this community properly decided when we built the new Cherokee Middle School several years ago, even after several reputable names were bandied about as possible namesakes for the new junior high educational facility...