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Stories from Thursday, December 18, 2008

Eikmeier named new City Administrator/Manager (12/18/08)
The Cherokee City Council has entered an employee agreement contract with interim City Manager Donald B. Eikmeier to assume the duties of City Administrator/Manager on a full-time basis. The Council confirmed Eikmeier's employment at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. Eikmeier will be paid $95,000 annually in 26 equal payments, effective December 1, 2008...
Huseman re-appointed to leadership role (12/18/08)
DES MOINES -House Republican Leader Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) has re-appointed Rep. Dan Huseman (R-Aurelia) as Ranking Member of the House Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals Appropriations Subcommittee. "I'm pleased that Rep. Huseman will be once again representing Republicans on this committee. ...
Needy children fundraiser (12/18/08)
On Saturday, Dec. 13, the Brightside Lounge in Cherokee hosted the 37th Annual Needy Children Fundraiser. According to the NCFR founder, Stan Sitzmann, "Many wonderful gifts and toys have been donated for this year's event. Also, donations are still being accepted. We only ask that all items are new or fairly new for the auction."...
Iowa Motor Truck Association Recognizes Todd Anderson (12/18/08)
Des Moines, Iowa -- Todd Anderson, Hy-Vee Food Stores, Inc. was recently recognized at the Iowa Motor Truck Association Annual Management Conference for their participation as a member of the 2008 Iowa Road Team. The Iowa Motor Truck Association was established in 1942 and has been the voice of the trucking industry since that time. ...
Winter returns to Cherokee (12/18/08)
Old man winter returned to Cherokee on Monday evening Dec.8th , leaving four inches of snow at the Cherokee Fire and Rescue Station. Besides leaving a blanket of snow the storm landed on top of the frozen rain that began Monday afternoon. This first significant storm of the season left many residents scraping their entombed vehicles and having to dig out the driveways and sidewalks. The storm caused many late starts and area school cancellations. Photo by Mike Leckband...
G-H teams split with Ar-We-Va (12/18/08)
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein Pirates jumped out to a 10-4 first-quarter lead against Ar-We-Va in Western Valley Conference boys' basketball action here on Dec. 9, then used good team defense and a balanced scoring attack to maintain the lead and go on to a 62-53 victory over the Rockets...
Loughlin leads mat Braves in tourney (12/18/08)
MILFORD - Spencer nicked Sibley-Ocheyedan here by one point on Dec. 6, with the Tigers totaling 199.5 points, to S-O's 198.5. Graettinger-Terril was third with 188 points, followed by Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 153.5, West Hancock 147.5, Spirit Lake Park 129.5, Okoboji 101, Cherokee 72.5, Carroll Kuemper 40, and George-Little Rock 21...
AGHSC wrestlers split matches (12/18/08)
ROCKWELL CITY - The young Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland wrestling squad traveled to Rockwell City-Lytton on Dec. 9th to take on Sioux Central and host Rockwell City-Lytton in a triangular meet. AGHSC Coach Scott Phelps felt that the Stonecutters "continue to show improvement as they progress from meet to meet."...
Kara Nelson MVP at Morningside (12/18/08)
SIOUX CITY - Kara Nelson, a sophomore from Cherokee, and Brian Gesink, a sophomore from Sioux Center, received the Most Valuable Runner awards at the recent post-season banquet of Morningside College's men's and women's cross country teams. Gesink qualified for this year's NAIA Cross Country Championships with a 15th place finish at the 2008 Conference Championships, while Nelson, the daughter of Jim and Sue Nelson of Cherokee, finished 45th in the women's division at this year's NAIA Championships. ...
Steven Arnold Anderson (12/18/08)
Steven Arnold Anderson, 10-month old son of David Anderson and Amanda Klink, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at 8:41 p.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 15 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Rev. John Byrd officiating. Burial was in the Sunset View Cemetery at Washta...
James Allen Pearse (12/18/08)
James Allen Pearse, 62, of Phoenix, Ariz., former Quimby area resident, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in Phoenix, Ariz. A memorial service was held in conjunction with services for his mother, Jewel Pearse, on Dec. 13 at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. The Reverend David Duncan of Milwaukee, Wis officiated. Initial services were held on April 30 in Phoenix, Ariz...
(Thelma) Jewel Pearse (12/18/08)
Thelma) Jewel Pearse, 93, of Phoenix, Ariz. and former Quimby and Washta area resident, passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 23, 2008, in Phoenix. Funeral services were held on Dec. 13 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor David Duncan of Milwaukee officiated. Burial was in the Grandview Cemetery at Quimby...
Christine Kay (Freeman) Daisy (12/18/08)
Christine Kay (Freeman) Daisy, 61, of Cherokee, formerly of Sioux City, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, after suffering from a long illness. Funeral services were held on Dec. 12 at Christy Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City, with pastor Larry Ostercamp officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery...
Vaughn/daughter (12/18/08)
Jeffery D. and Greta Lundsgaard-Vaughn of Anamosa are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ingrid Maeve Margaret Vaughn. Born at 3:08 p.m. in Cedar Rapids on Nov. 8, 2008. She weighed 8 lbs. and 11 oz. and measured 21 inches long. She has an older sister, Ella Ane Christine...
Regennitter/daughter (12/18/08)
Trista Regennitter of Cleghorn is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter. DeLanie Marie Regennitter was born on Nov. 19 2008 at 12:57 a.m. She weight 6 lbs. and 3 oz. and measured 19 inches. Grandparents are Donavon and Nancy Noe of Holstein and Mary Regennitter of Odebolt and Dale Johnson of Meriden...
Vaughn/daughter (12/18/08)
Jeffery D. and Greta Lundsgaard-Vaughn of Anamosa are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ingrid Maeve Margaret Vaughn, born in Cedar Rapids on Nov. 8, 2008. She weighed 8 lbs. and 11 oz. and measured 21 inches long at birth. She has an older sister, Ella Ane Christine...
Regennitter/daughter (12/18/08)
Trista Regennitter of Cleghorn is pleased to announce the birth of her daughter. DeLanie Marie Regennitter was born on Nov. 19 2008 at 12:57 a.m. She weight 6 lbs. and 3 oz. and measured 19 inches. Grandparents are Donavon and Nancy Noe of Holstein and Mary Regennitter of Odebolt and Dale Johnson of Meriden...
Duckert/Peterson wedding (12/18/08)
Debbie Duckert and Justin Peterson were united in marriage on April 5, 2008 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Jim Steen officiated the ceremony, Debbie is the daughter of Ron and Vicky Duckert of Algona and granddaughter of Connie Johnson of Mason City. Justin is the son of Kurt and Cheryl Peterson of Aurelia, and is the grandson of Dale and Charlene Peterson of Aurelia and Alice Cedar and the late Leonard Cedar of Cherokee and the great-grandson of Grace Kirchoff of Cherokee...
Carlson/Frank wedding (12/18/08)
Nichole Sue Carlson and Shannon Jefferson Frank were united in marriage on June 28, 2008 at 3 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sutherland. Father Tim Hogan officiated the ceremony. The bride was given into marriage by her parents. Nichole is the daughter of Andy and Patti Carlson of Cherokee. She is a 2001 graduate of Washington High School and a 2004 graduate of the Foust Institute of Cosmetology in Spirit Lake. She is currently employed at Shear Heaven Salon in Bethany, Mo...
Basic Biittner : Control, Consistency and Class (12/18/08)
Greg Maddux announced his retirement from Major League Baseball recently, after a very successful 23-year career, spent entirely in the National League. Since I recently vowed that I would never refer to anyone as a "future Hall of Famer" again, I won't do so. But .....
From the Midway: It's not winter…it's Iowa (12/18/08)
Well for all you people out there who have been dreaming of white Christmas, you may have gotten your wish. Four inches of the white stuff fell upon us earlier this week. That's not a heck of a lot for around here, but like last year we got a nice coat of ice underneath to make this first real storm of the season a little trick for us to get around...
What the h...? (12/18/08)
On the surface, we're sure those three little words, "What the h...? popped into many minds this week when learning that the Cherokee City Council hired new City Administrator/Manager Don Eikmeier at an annual salary of $95,000 plus benefits. In a time of dire financial straits plaguing small, rural cities and the entire country at large, with budgets, employees, and equipment cut to the bare bones, and tax revenues tumbling with declining populations and development, to learn that a city of 5,500 can afford a City Administrator/Manager exceeding six figures naturally gives one pause to wonder.. ...
Concern grows for 'driving drowsy' (12/18/08)
There is growing concern regarding drowsy young people driving automobiles -- a significant problem among teens, according to new research from SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). Indeed, overscheduled, overstressed, and overtired teens are a threat to themselves -- and others -- as they too often climb behind the wheel having had too little sleep. ...