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Stories from Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Off to a roaring start (02/17/09)
Fifty attendees at the initial meeting of the Senior Club - held at noon on Feb. 11, 2009 at the Cherokee Community Center - were able to suggest a name for the group, as well as sign up for proposed activities. Several door prizes (Chamber Bucks) were also given away...
Aurelia man escapes injury in collision with train (02/17/09)
Travis Anderson may be counting his blessings, after he escaped without injury from an accident involving the semi-truck (filled with grain) that he was driving and a Chicago Central and Pacific train. The 29-year-old man from Aurelia was traveling north on M27 south of Highway 7 in a Fuhrman Family Farms semi and trailer on Tuesday morning, Feb. ...
Student forum explores U.S. National Security (02/17/09)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - This spring, outstanding high school students from across the United States will take part in a unique career development program in the nation's capital, including three Cherokee Washington High School students - Sydney Morton, Brandon Henke, and Tyler Lundsgaard...
Aurelia School Board approves Board Goals (02/17/09)
AURELIA - At its monthly meeting on Feb. 9, the Aurelia School Board formally approved the School Board Goals they set at their January 29th Board Retreat. Goal #1 for the Board is "to provide a solid foundation of essential skills, and an environment of excellence in educational opportunities" for the Aurelia students. ...
2009 Ag Show held (02/17/09)
The Cherokee County Ag Show was held on Tuesday Feb. 10 at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee. Visitors to the Ag Show had a chance to converse with each other and with more than 50 vendors, and those in attendance found out what is new in the Ag industry. Photos by Mike Leckband...
Times Gone By (02/17/09)
Representative Brandes Thursday introduced a resolution providing for a committee of three to be named by the speaker to investigate the hospitals for the Insane of the state of which proved to a practical unanimous vote. Most of the cases reported are from Clarinda...
February flooding (02/17/09)
Although flooding of the Little Sioux River has always been a part of life in Cherokee, last week marked the unusual occurrence of the river overflowing its banks in February. Several ice jams collected in the Cherokee area due to the recent high temperatures and fast melting from this winter's heavy snowfall - forcing the river to find a new path...
'Sermons a la Carte' to start on Feb. 25 (02/17/09)
The Memorial Presbyterian Church will soon begin its 24th annual Sermons a la Carte worship and lunch, starting on Feb. 25 at the Memorial Presbyterian Church. For the six weeks of Lent, the church will host a guest pastor and provide lunch after each sermon...
Nature photography at the Silver Sioux Lodge (02/17/09)
The Cherokee County Conservation Dept. hosted a free public program from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday Feb. 14 at the Silver Sioux Lodge, featuring outdoor photography pointers from Hugh Perry of Storm Lake. The public learned how to make the most of their own cameras by learning from a local expert. ...
City Council reviews Hotel/Motel Tax revenues (02/17/09)
The Cherokee City Council on Feb. 10th discussed at length a review of the City's 7 percent Hotel/Motel Tax. City Administrator Don Eikmeier and Mayor Pam Pierce recently met with Cherokee Chamber of Commerce President Mike Taylor and Chamber Director Julie Kent to discuss the Chamber's grant award program of City hotel/motel tax dollars...
Fine Arts Program Presented at Roosevelt School (02/17/09)
Museum to host many activities in February (02/17/09)
Starting this week at the Sanford Museum, there will be a one- of-a- kind book sale. The museum staff has been cleaning house, and are selling books that have been accumulating for the past 50 years. According to Linda Burkhart, Museum Director, the museum is clearing out many of their old book so they can rearrange the museum library and make room for an office and work space for Jason Titcomb, Sanford Archeologist...
Aurelia girls fall to # 15 CC-E (02/17/09)
AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldog girls finished off their regular season here on Feb. 10 with another tough opponent. Clay Central-Everly, ranked 15th in the latest IGHSAU poll with a 15-3 record, came to town and left with a 72-40 win over the young Aurelia squad...
RV boys beat R-U, 60-49 (02/17/09)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley boys basketball team closed their regular season on Feb. 10 with a quality 60-49 win over a tough Remsen-Union squad, which had won four in a row coming into the game. Anthony Volkert had a monster game for RV, with 25 points and 16 rebounds, while Zach Hullinger added 13 points and Austin Hansen also had 13 points, as well as five assists...
Bulldog boys lose to CC-E, 58-53 (02/17/09)
AURELIA - The Clay Central-Everly Mavericks, who came to town with an 18-1 record, got all they wanted from the feisty Aurelia Bulldogs in a non-conference boys basketball game here on Feb. 10. The game started off with sloppy play on both sides, and for a couple of minutes, it looked like the first team to score would win. ...
SOS girls beat RSM, 48-37 (02/17/09)
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien Wolverines took a one-point lead at the first quarter break, then outscored Remsen St. Mary's 12-4 in the second, en route to a 48-37 War Eagle Conference win here on Feb. 6. Chelsie Rohrs led the Wolverines with 18 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals, and Megan McCauley added 12 points and seven boards for coach Julie Paulsen's SOS team. Miranda Kelleher scored seven and dished out three assists...
Aurelia boys' win streak ends (02/17/09)
NEWELL - The Aurelia boys basketball team's three-game winning streak came crashing to a halt in a Northwest Conference match-up with Newell-Fonda here on Friday, Feb. 6. Aurelia coach Grant Peckenschneider summed up the loss. "We just played flat tonight," he said, "Our defense was not very good. The difference in the game was that they made six three-point shots, and we were 0 -10. They went on a run to start the third, and we could not recover."...
Le Mars Gehlen too much for MMC boys (02/17/09)
LE MARS - Host Le Mars Gehlen jumped out of the box with a quick 19-6 lead in the first quarter and grew that bulge to 34-16 at halftime, on the way to a 67-40 War Eagle Conference victory over the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys here on Feb. 6. Jordan Boekhout paced the MMC boys with 13 points, while Jesse Kunzweiler added eight, Neal Bunt seven, and Kyle Wester six...
Falcons top Pirates in WVC semifinal (02/17/09)
IDA GROVE - The big guys battled here on Feb. 6, when the 16-2 Galva-Holstein Pirates took on the 15-1 Battle Creek-Ida Grove Falcons in the semi-final game of the first Western Valley Conference tournament. Coach Bob Lee's Pirate team "played three real good quarters," according to the coach, "and ran out of steam in the fourth quarter."...
G-H Pirate boys beat NF Mustangs, 71-53 (02/17/09)
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein boys finished their regular season here on Feb. 9, beating Newell-Fonda in a non-conference contest, 71-53. Taylor Nees led the G-H scoring, with 21 points, and rebounding, with 12 caroms, and also blocked two shots, had two steals, and dished out two assists. ...
Bulldog girls fall hard to N-F (02/17/09)
NEWELL - The Aurelia Bulldog girls took on a very tough Northwest Conference opponent here on Feb. 6, and trailed the entire game, falling to the host Newell-Fonda Lady Mustangs, ranked #2 in the state, by an 85-31 score. Meghan Glawe led the Bulldogs in scoring, netting 14 points, and also grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked a shot for Coach Tim Galvin's team. ...
MMC advances four wrestlers into Districts (02/17/09)
SIOUX RAPIDS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles advanced four grapplers into the Feb. 14th Class 1A District competition in Sioux Center after qualifying in Sectional action here on Feb. 7th. Three MMC wrestlers won their respective weight classes, including Jacob Lehnhoff at 140, Russ Godbersen at 145, and Jerad Letsche at 152. Blaine Dammann was runner-up at 160...
WHS, AGHSC wrestlers advance (02/17/09)
IDA GROVE - Three Cherokee Washington High Braves earned berths in Saturday's Class 2A District Wrestling Meet in Cherokee after claiming runner-up finishes in their respective weights. They are Calvin Conley at 152 pounds, Tyler Lundsgaard at 171, and Dustin Rosewall at 215...
Koch NW District Coach of the Year (02/17/09)
CEDAR RAPIDS - The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association held its 41st annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 31st, at the Marriott Hotel Banquet room in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Award winners recognized at the banquet included Cherokee Washington High School baseball ciach Scott Koch, who was named the Class 2A Coach of the Year for the Northwest District. Billy Argo of Davenport Assumption was named the State Coach of the Year in Class 2A...
Dilla, Brown Sign With Briar Cliff (02/17/09)
FORT DODGE -- Kylie Dilla and Morgan Brown, two of the seventh-ranked Iowa Central women's basketball team's top players, signed National Letters of Intent this week to play at Briar Cliff University, a four-year NAIA institution. Kylie Dilla, a sophomore guard from Cherokee, was a First Team Preseason All-America selection at the beginning of the year but injured her knee in sixth game of the season, ending her season early. ...
Cheers! (02/17/09)
During the recent K-3 "Junior Cheerleaders" performance, dozens of future Cherokee cheerleaders filled the Washington High gym with cheers, dancing and good times. The young cheerleaders donned camp T-shirts and attended a few practice sessions, conducted by instructor Jan Tracy and WHS cheerleaders, prior to their big night. Photo by Paul Struck...
Northwest Iowa Special Olympics Competition (02/17/09)
The NW Iowa Special Olympics Basketball Competition was held in Sioux Center on Saturday, Feb. 7. Athletes who qualified for state are Olivia Steward, Steven Ryherd, Francis VanRoekel, and Jackelyn DeLaO. The State competition will be in Iowa City on Saturday, March 13...
Stanley Edward Meyerdirk (02/17/09)
Stanley Edward Meyerdirk passed away at the Villa Nursing and Rehab Center in Cherokee on Feb. 9, 2009. A memorial service was held on Feb. 13 at the United Methodist Church in Everly, with Rev. Annette K. Ruhs-Kruse officiating. Stanley Edward Meyerdirk, the son of Milo Ray and Linnie (Range) Meyerdirk, was born Sept. ...
Jamie L. Spence (02/17/09)
Jamie L. Spence, 37, of Cherokee, died on Feb. 10, 2009 in the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a lengthy illness. Memorial services were held on Feb. 13 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Reverend Larry Lemke officiated. Burial will be at a later date. Greenwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Donald E. Barnes (02/17/09)
Donald E. Barnes, 76, of Marcus, died on Feb. 7, 2009, at the Baum - Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar. Funeral services were held on Feb. 11 at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee, with Pastor Tom Lewis officiating. Interment was in the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery in Marcus. Military rites were provided by the F.I. Goodburn Post #517 of Marcus. The Earnest-Johnson-Rohde Funeral Home in Marcus was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Rosentrater/son (02/17/09)
Ryan and Karen Rosentrater of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Emmett Gerhard Rosentrater was born on Jan. 10, 2009 at 9:20 p.m., and weighed 10 lbs. and 11 oz. and measured 23 inches long at birth. Welcoming Emmett home are his two brothers, Luke and Levi, and one sister, Hannah...
Hohbach and Moritz/son (02/17/09)
Dustin Hohbach and Brooke Moritz of Marcus are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Cohen Micheal Hohbach was born on Jan. 28, 2009 at 1:48 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs. and 11 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Welcoming Cohen home is his brother Brayden...
Gray Matters: Some Dilemmas and a Pleasure (02/17/09)
I have just tossed out a pile of that advertising material that comes regularly with my newspaper, especially with the Sunday edition. And earlier today I again saw the quantity of similar stuff that accumulates at the local Post Office. I presume enough people find this advertising useful that it pays out in the long run, but I still think there must be a better way. ...
Focusing on steak marbling (02/17/09)
Focusing on steak marbling Researchers at Iowa State University say beef cattle can be a more efficient link in the food chain simply by managing fat content through selective breeding programs. According to an ISU animal science professor, as cattle grow, fat is a late-maturing tissue that follows the normal body development of organs, bones and muscle...
Cherokee keeps truckin' (02/17/09)
The recent good news about Tyson Deli in Cherokee undergoing a $5 million expansion project that will create a few more jobs, that the Cherokee Regional Medical Center's annual economic impact now exceeds $10 million, and a proposed expansion of an existing (yet unnamed) Cherokee business also creating a few more local jobs has us almost giddy...
Young and old - read this! (02/17/09)
Every 13 minutes, someone dies on America's roads, amounting to more than 40,000 deaths consistently each year. Traffic crashes are the leading killer of people ages 1-34, and the real calamity here is how complacent our nation has become about these very preventable tragedies...