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Stories from Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tyson workers reject contract proposal (01/28/09)
On Wednesday Jan. 21,2009, members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 179 in Cherokee voted on a contract proposal offered by Tyson Deli Inc. The rank and file members voted the proposal down with a 98 percent "no" vote. According to UFCW Local 179 President Jim Brummond, Tyson had proposed a one-year contract with a wage freeze along with a 2 percent signing bonus to be paid up front...
More like it (01/28/09)
During an Iowa winter packed with ice, snow, and cold, Cherokee Post Office carrier Jim Siegel found the warm temperatures and melting ice and snow on Jan. 22 a blessing for him and all fellow letter carriers. Photo by Mike Leckband
Cherokee School Board, CEA begin negotiations (01/28/09)
The Cherokee School Board, having previously received the proposed new 2009-10 labor contract from the Cherokee Education Association, in a special meeting following the regularly-scheduled meeting on Jan. 19th, presented the District's proposal to the CEA...
Cherokee Educational Foundation to host benefit (01/28/09)
The Cherokee Educational Foundation will host its Fourth Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction on Friday, February 27 at the Cherokee Country Club. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with an opportunity to view both silent and live auction items to be bid upon during the evening's events. Many local businesses and individuals are donating unique items to be auctioned off with the help of auctioneer Denny O'Bryan...
Times Gone By (01/28/09)
The new arrival is an 18 hp. Touring car of Franklin make. It is built for four passengers, will carry five, weighs only 1750 pounds and is known as Model G. The motor car, which is being exhibited by Will R. Johnson, is one of fifteen models placed on the market this year by the Franklin Co. ...
Joslin's 26 points pace G-H girls (01/28/09)
HOLSTEIN - Heather Joslin broke loose for 26 points to lead the Galva-Holstein girls to a 64-46 victory over Westwood here on Jan. 20. The Pirates rushed to an 18-4 lead in the first quarter and led 42-10 at halftime to salt the game away early. Brooke Wiese added 12 points for the winners, Vistoria Andresen eight, and Alyssa Martin seven. ...
Pirates run record to 13-1 in 2 OT (01/28/09)
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein Pirates are one of the top-rated Class 1A teams in Northwest Iowa, but they needed a maximum effort to achieve their 13th victory in 14 games on Jan. 20, when they faced off against a tough Westwood team in Western Valley Conference basketball action here...
Bulldog teams play well against L-M (01/28/09)
AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldog basketball teams went up against Laurens-Marathon in a Northwest Conference doubleheader here on Jan. 20, and though both Aurelia squads played one of their better games of the season, a Bulldog victory was not to be on this night...
A-W sweeps MMC basketball teams (01/28/09)
MARCUS - The talented Akron-Westfield basketball squads pocketed two War Eagle Conference games from Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn here recently night, the Westerner girls winning the opener 53-26, and the A-W boys winning 71-49 with a big second half. The combination of a patient MMC offense taking few perimeter shots, and a tough A-W defense, kept the Eagles' point total down as they trailed 11-3, 24-5, and 38-11 at the breaks...
Wrestling Braves drop double dual (01/28/09)
SHELDON - The Cherokee Braves dropped a potent double wrestling dual to Emmetsburg and Sheldon-South O'Brien here in a weather make-up of a match originally scheduled for December 16. Emmetsburg beat the Braves 52-24, and SSO hammerd the youthful Cherokee club 70-9...
Lady Pirates split recent games (01/28/09)
The Galva-Holstein girls split two recent Western Valley Conference basketball games, losing a 45-43 heartbreaker to Kingsley-Pierson, and defeating Remsen-Union 47-29 in Remsen. The Pirates led 33-30 heading into the final quarter against K-P, but were outscored 15-10 in that frame to lose by two points...
9th-rated G-H Pirates roll on (01/28/09)
The Galva-Holstein Pirates got behind early, but fought their way back to get a hard-earned conference win on the road over Remsen-Union on Jan. 16, 64-57. Pirate coach Bob Lee said his team "made some mistakes early," but he was proud of how the team fought back to get the win...
River Valley takes pair from Aurelia (01/28/09)
CORRECTIONVILLLE - Aurelia basketball coach Grant Peckenscheider said his Bulldog team "came out very flat" in their non-conference tilt against River Valley here on Jan. 15, turning the ball over "at least seven times in the first five minutes." Though Aurelia outscored the Wolverines in the second half, 43-36, Peckenschneider felt the outcome of the game was determined during the opening four minutes of the contest. ...
Loughlin is champion at Le Mars (01/28/09)
LE MARS - Potent Norfolk, Neb. won the team crown at the Jan. 17 Le Mars Wrestling Invitational, totaling 197 points to runner-up Sioux City North's 191. Sergeant Bluff-Luton was third with 185 points, followed by Le Mars 134, Council Bluffs Abe Lincoln 128, Sioux City West 109.5, Denison-Schleswig 95, West Lyon 64, and Cherokee 61...
Cherokee girls fall to Bulldogs (01/28/09)
LE MARS - The Le Mars girls jumped to a 19-6 lead in the first quarter on the way to a decisive 72-34 Lakes Conference win over Cherokee here on Jan. 20. Freshman Jackie Wilson led Cherokee with eight points and 10 rebounds, while Lauren Husman and Misty Bruhn each contributed five points. Tara lehner led the victorious Bulldogs with 14 points, and Emily Anderson scored 11...
Braves tumble at Le Mars, 61-47 (01/28/09)
LE MARS - The pesky Le Mars Bulldogs utilized home cooking and sank a whopping 24-28 free throws to Cherokee's 7-10, to claim a 61-47 Lakes Conference win here on Jan. 20. Brock Dagel led a balanced Cherokee scoring effort with 12 points, while Matt Koch added nine, and Tyler Jones and Nick Parker seven apiece. Sam VanWettering led Le Mars with 17 points, with Chance Grady and Paxton Strub netting 10 each...
Linda Poll (01/28/09)
Funeral services for Linda Poll were held on Jan. 24 at the United Church of Christ in Centerville, S.D. Linda Poll was born Feb. 3, 1945 in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Frank and Donna (Morton) Morrow, Sr. She died Jan. 21, 2009 at her home in Centerville at the age of 63 years, 11 months and 18 days...
Lucille Ryden (01/28/09)
Lucille Ryden, 89, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 at Careage Hills in Cherokee. Funeral services were held on Jan. 24 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Burial wasl in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of arrangements...
Cecil M. Pannell (01/28/09)
Cecil M. Pannell, 77, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday evening, January 21, 2009 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of the arrangements...
Coping with the cold (01/28/09)
As temperatures across the country continue to hover at or near historic lows, homeowners and business owners need to focus on avoiding property damages during the cold snaps. Keep indoor temperatures above 65 degrees Fahrenheit, when possible. This will help keep pipes inside walls from freezing...
Motorists, be careful out there (01/28/09)
Along with winter's slippery snowfalls, freezing rains, blowing snow and low visibility, and frigid, arctic temperatures, area motorists should prepare themselves and their vehicles for traveling in hazardous conditions on our streets, roads and highways...