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Stories from Monday, January 19, 2009

Stonecutters go 1-3 at own Dual Meet (01/19/09)
AURELIA - The AGHSC Stonecutters hosted their own duals on Jan. 10, and wrestled some good competition, finishing 1-3 after some tough matches. For AGHSC, Tyler Kenny at 130 pounds, and Taylor Witzel at 160 went undefeated at 4-0 for the tourney. Vance Kreutz at 112, Ryan Donahoo at 125, and heavyweight Logan Schafer registered 3-1 records for the day...
Robert Elmer Swanson (01/19/09)
Robert Elmer Swanson, 76, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Jan. 9, 2009. Memorial services were held on Jan. 13 at the Woods Chapel United Methodist Church. Private inurnment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Kansas City Hospice House. Park Lawn Funeral Home, Kansas City, Mo. is in charge of arrangements...
Daniel H. Raymond (01/19/09)
Daniel H. Raymond, 51, of Denver, Colo., former Storm Lake and Cherokee resident, passed away Jan. 10, 2009 at the Hospice Center of North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa, following a battle with cancer. Funeral services were held on Jan. 15 at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee. Pastor Tom Lewis officiated. Burial was in the Afton Township Cemetery, rural Cherokee. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Frantzen-Schaefer wedding (01/19/09)
Jolene Marie Frantzen and Tyler John Schaefer were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Hampton. Parents of the couple are Tom and Irene Frantzen of rural New Hampton and Kevin and Karen Kestel of Storm Lake and Don and Jean Schaefer of Aurelia...
Berumez/Letsche engagement (01/19/09)
Martin and Becky Letsche of Marcus announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their son, Jason Letsche, to Sarah Berumez, daughter of Dorothy and Fred Baker of Grundy Center and Robert Berumez of Waterloo. The couple is planning a January 31, 2009 wedding at Memorial Lutheran Church in Ames...
Kelly 50th anniversary (01/19/09)
The family of Richard and Joanne Kelly are honoring their parents with a card shower as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. Richard Kelly and Joann Klinker were married Jan. 22, 1959 at the Larrabee Methodist Church. They are the parents of Tom Kelly of Larrabee, Karla Marsh and husband, Geene of Bondurant. ...
Gray Matters:The Death of a Remarkable Man (01/19/09)
There are a few individuals in every community who seem, almost automatically, to assume the leadership roles. When those remarkable folks leave us, the loss is deeply felt. We, here in western Cherokee County, are experiencing just such a loss. A few days ago, ninety-three-year-old Merle Treinen passed away. ...
Be ready for winter storms (01/19/09)
The ice and snow storms hitting the entire state of Iowa recently proves that we in the heartland are never free from dangerous winter storms until well into springtime. While total power outages don't happen very often, they do occur with enough frequency that should force families to be safely prepared if they're left in the cold and dark...