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Stories from Friday, February 6, 2009

Times Gone By (02/06/09)
We had been saying much about the warm weather and wondering when our bad days were coming for the good ones and the worst predictions were realized Thursday night and Friday. All day Thursday it misted and rained and that evening the wind came up good and strong and about seven o'clock it began to snow. All night the wind blew and the snow whirled around in every direction...
City Council OKs CFD bids, hears budget requests (02/06/09)
The Cherokee City Council on Jan. 27th approved bids for new Cherokee Fire Department equipment, approved a resolution to commit local funding for a Surface Transportation Program (STP) to renovate a three-block stretch of North 11th Street scheduled for year 2013, and heard funding requests from the Cherokee Area Economic Development Corporation, and the Cherokee Arena Committee...
MMC boys fall to tough opponents (02/06/09)
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys lost two recent games to quality opponents, falling 58-53 at West Sioux on Jan. 23, then dropping a 78-49 verdict to Ruthven-Ayrshire in Marcus the next night. Will Hanson led the Eagles at West Sioux with 23 points, while Jordan Boekhout added 10. Grant Schouten led the Falcons with 18 points...
State lists boys' post-season tourneys (02/06/09)
BOONE - The Iowa High School Athletic Association has announced the District assignments for The 2009 boys' basketball tournaments. There will be 16 districts in each class, and the district champions will meet in eight sub-state games for the right to advance to the State Tournament...
Pirates fall to Woodbury Central, 74-46 (02/06/09)
MOVILLE - Western Valley Conference champion Galva-Holstein fell big-time here on Jan.27, losing to the Woodbury Central boys, 74-46. Galva-Holstein coach Bob Lee said, "We came out real flat in this game. Woodbury Central shot the ball real well, and didn't give us a chance to get back in to the game."...
MMC wrestlers drop double dual (02/06/09)
STORM LAKE - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestlers dropped a double dual against two talented teams here on Jan. 27th, falling 57-23 to MOC-Floyd Valley, and 56-21 to host Storm Lake. MMC's Russ Godbersen pinned both of his opponents at 152 pounds, winning his 100th prep career match in the process...
Lady Eagles split two recent games (02/06/09)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls split two recent games, falling hard 65-39 at West Sioux on Jan. 23, and then rebounding with an impressive 60-27 victory over Ruthven-Ayrshire here the next night. Freshman Kayla Foresman led MMC's scoring at West Sioux with 10 points, while Ashley Schneider and Jena Mittelstadt tallied six apiece...
G-H girls drop tough road games (02/06/09)
The Galva-Holstein girls basketball team dropped a pair of tough road games recently, falling 61-36 at Woodbury Central on Jan. 23rd, and 74-42 to 10th-ranked (2A) Battle Creek-Ida Grove in Western Valley Tournament action in Ida Grove on Jan. 26th...
Bulldogs have long night at #8 L-M (02/06/09)
LAURENS - Though they trailed by just five points after the first quarter of their basketball game here on Jan. 27th, the Aurelia Bulldog boys were "just not there," said their coach, Grant Peckenschneider. The Bulldogs wound up losing the Northwest Conference game by a score of 75-32, and Peckenschneider summed it up succinctly, saying, "We could do no right, and they could do no wrong."...
Kenneth Lee (02/06/09)
Kenneth Lee, 73, of Cherokee, died Tuesday Jan. 27, 2009 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Patrick E. Payne (02/06/09)
Patrick Evan Payne, 56, of Cherokee, Iowa, died Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at the Cherokee Villa and Nursing Rehab Center in Cherokee. As per Patrick's wishes, his body was cremated and no services were held. Greenwood Funeral Home of Cherokee was in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to greenwoodfuneral.com...
Henry F. Johnson (02/06/09)
Henry F. Johnson, 82, of Washta, Iowa, a former rural Aurelia area resident, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at the Sunrise Retirement Community. Funeral services were held on January 29th at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Burial was in the Sunset View Cemetery in Washta, with military rites at the cemetery. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Alice L. Cedar (02/06/09)
Alice L. Cedar, 76, of Cherokee, a former Aurelia resident, passed away on January 27, 2009, in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on January 31st at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Larry Nilson officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery at rural Meriden.Boothby Funeral Home in Chreokee was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Basic Biittner: Super Sunday (02/06/09)
Sunday Feb. 1 is the big day. Super Sunday. An American institution. Believe it or not, children, it hasn't always been this way. Though the National Football League was founded in the 1920s, it really didn't become big until fifty seasons ago. Though I was just 8 years old at the time, I remember watching "The Greatest Game," as it's been tagged, on (Black and White) TV. ...
Please read this, honey (02/06/09)
Coping with the daily pressures of work, family, and marriage can add stress to couples everywhere and the need is great for healthy, constructive communication between spouses. Along with the recommendations of what to do to deal with each other and any stress that befalls us, such as setting goals, negotiating, being flexible, planning time together. loving and laughing, is a list of what NOT to do to further reduce stress and strengthen your marriage...
Home fires usually avoidable (02/06/09)
Nearly three in four people killed in home heating fires in 2006 died in fires that involved (stationary or portable) space heaters, according to a new report released by the National Fire Protection Association. In 2006, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 64,100 U.S. ...