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Stories from Monday, February 9, 2009

The music didn't die, after all (02/09/09)
CLEAR LAKE - Fifty years ago this week, on Feb.2, 1959, an event occurred near Clear Lake, Iowa which had such a profound effect on popular music that a dozen years later, a young American folk singer named Don McLean penned a song called "American Pie," in which he declared that date to have been "the day the music died."...
Changes announced at First Trust and Savings Bank (02/09/09)
AURELIA - Mark Pingrey, Chairman of the Board of First Trust and Savings Bank, has announced that the President of First Trust, Randy Bentsen, has resigned, effective February 1, 2009. Bentsen was with the bank for 17 years, serving most recently as President and CEO, as well as serving as a member of the Board of Directors...
CRMC Shining Star (02/09/09)
Cherokee Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the February "Shining Star" is Mark Millikan. Mark is in the Maintenance Department, and has been at CRMC for a little over two years. As stated in his nomination letter, "Mark responds promptly to staff needs and is always pleasant. He handles stressful situations with a touch of humor, easing the situation for all involved!"...
Spalding handles hampered MMC boys (02/09/09)
GRANVILLE - With their leading scorer and rebounder Jordan Boekhout battling foul trouble and forced to sit out much of the action, the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys proved no match for Granville Spalding here on Jan. 29 , dropping a 55-38 verdict. MMC led 8-7 after the first quarter and trailed 26-19 at halftime as Boekhout, a 6-4 senior, picked up his third foul midway into the second period. ...
Bakker benefit dinner (02/09/09)
Careage Hills is sponsoring a benefit dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cherokee Community Center on Feb. 15 for Dale "Junior" Bakker who is in Mercy Hospital in Sioux City following and accident at home on Jan. 6. The proceeds will be used to help defray medical expenses. An account has been set up at Cherokee State Bank to donate for Junior and his family...
Supervisors tour pellet plant (02/09/09)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors toured the new pellet processing facility at the Cherokee Land Fill on Jan. 27, after their regular meeting. The Board got a first-hand look at how the facility will produce pellets that are made from separated waste and designed to be used as a combustible fuel source for many applications, including being used for fuel in area businesses around Cherokee County...
More planning for proposed 'Senior Center' (02/09/09)
A meeting at the Cherokee Community Center on Jan. 28, scheduled to allow more input from citizens and proceed with plans for a fellowship area for seniors and others, drew a good crowd of 20-plus. Cherokee Recreation Director Dave Ellis began the meeting by taking some of the attendees on a brief tour of the Community Center to show them how much space is available in the building...
Bulldog teams split with RC-L (02/09/09)
AURELIA - The Aurelia basketball squads hosted Rockwell City-Lytton on Jan. 31st, in a non-conference doubleheader, rescheduled from the original date due to inclement weather. In the opener, the Bulldog girls were down from the start, trailing 26-11 at the half and 44-20 after three quarters, before falling by a final score of 59-29...
Aurelia teams fall to St. Mary's (02/09/09)
STORM LAKE - Just one week after the Aurelia Bulldog girls posted their first victory of the season over Storm Lake St. Mary's, and the Bulldog boys lost a close one to the Panthers in overtime, it was a completely different story when the two schools met in a re-match Jan. 30th on the Panthers' home court...
Rated Spirit Lake routs Cherokee (02/09/09)
SPIRIT LAKE - Fresh off a victory over previously undefeated Spencer, the 12th-ranked, 13-2 Spirit Lake girls exploded to an 18-1 lead in the first quarter on the way to a decisive 66-23 Lakes Conference win over youthful Cherokee hereon Jan. 30. The Indians stormed to a 35-4 lead at halftime as their full-court defensive pressure took its toll on Cherokee playing with three freshmen in the lineup at most times. ...
MMC girls overtake Spalding, 49-40 (02/09/09)
GRANVILLE - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls led 24-16 at halftime, and 33-27 after three quarters on the way to a hard-fought 49-40 victory over Granville Spalding here on Jan. 29. Erica Dreckman led the Lady Eagles with 15 points, whil Kayla Foresman tallied 14, and Jen Mittelstadt nine. Foresman also pulled down 12 rebounds for a sweet double-double performance...
Stonecutters go 1-2 at Westwood (02/09/09)
SLOAN - The Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland wrestling team went 1-2 in wrestling action here on Jan. 29. The Stonecutters lost , 61-12, to potent Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove, dropped a 42-39 decision to host Westwood, and defeated West Harrison 51-12...
Braves escape Indians 47-42 in OT (02/09/09)
SPIRIT LAKE - The Cherokee Braves, composed and aggressive in the exciting overtime period, proved they had what it takes to prevail in the tight games on the road, claiming a 47-42 overtime victory over Spirit Lake here on Jan. 30. "It was a fun game. We started hot and then cooled off," said Cherokee coach Bart Smith. "We struggled with the ball pressure by Spirit Lake. But we settled down in the overtime and played very composed and aggressive to get the win. The guys hung in there."...
Marlys Curtis (02/09/09)
Marlys Curtis, 68, of Cherokee, died on Jan. 29, 2009 in the Good Samaritan Society Care Center in George, Iowa, following a brief illness. Marlys' wishes were to be cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date this spring. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Luella Bertha Friederike Nothwehr (02/09/09)
Luella Bertha Friederike Nothwehr, 92, passed away on Jan. 30, 2009. Funeral services were held on Feb. 2 at St. John's United Church of Christ in rural Peterson. Rev. Charles Hall officiated the service. Burial was in the St. John's Cemetery, rural Peterson. Warner Funeral Home in Spencer was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Schwaller and Gregory Wedding (02/09/09)
Ashley Sue Schwaller and Christopher Robert Gregory were joined in marriage on April 26, 2008 at 4 p.m. at The Candle Lit Way Wedding Chapel in Dallas Center, Iowa. Pastor Bob Deever officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Bill and Sue Schwaller of Cherokee and Jim and Laura Gregory of Des Moines. Grandparents of the bride are Sally Corrington and the late Robert Corrington of Cherokee and Verna Mae Schwaller and the late Donald Schwaller of Odebolt...
Gray Matters: Winter Wonderland (02/09/09)
While the season's snow has been mounting into piles and the weathermen have been reminding us of past record-setting winters, I've been recalling some childhood memories. One big difference between then and now is the fact that, currently, I chill at the mere thought of going outside, but I have absolutely no recollection of ever being cold back then...
From the Midway:Life after Television (02/09/09)
Recently I have been preparing myself for the end of television, as I know it. As many of you may know TV stations will stop broadcasting their analog signals starting on Feb. 17. This means for many of us out there who do not have cable or satellite TV that we will not be receiving those talking pictures any more...
Winter walking safety vital (02/09/09)
With a few more months of winter ahead of us and snow and ice covering many of our walkways and roadways, The Iowa Department of Public Health warns that slips, trips, and falls can cause not only debilitating injuries, they're the second leading cause of accidental death in the United States...
Watch for deer when driving (02/09/09)
Iowa drivers must be aware that deer pose a potentially dangerous threat to motor vehicles and their passengers on all Midwest roads - especially during the fall and winter months. After the fall harvest kicks in and winter descends, crop and cover patterns change dramatically and quickly, daylight hours become shorter, the deer breeding season begins, and deer are on the move more than any time of the year...