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Stories from Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cherokee PRCA Rodeo rides on (03/03/09)
This year the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Rodeo Committee and Barnes/MJM Rodeos will hold the annual Cherokee PRCA Rodeo May 28 to May 30 starting at 7:30 P.M. nightly. As tradition has been, kid's night will be held Thursday evening with kids ages 12 and under free with an adult ticket purchase. ...
Stieneke Ford shuts it down (03/03/09)
HOLSTEIN - When Stieneke Ford in Holstein closed its business on January 24, it brought an end to more than 60 years of having a Ford Motors dealership in the town. Thorpe-Baumann Ford began business in the 1940s. Stieneke Ford provided the area with new and used car sales and full mechanic service for 25 years, since Jeff and Sue Stieneke purchased the business in 1984...
Hy-Vee honors their 'Ambassadors of the Road' (03/03/09)
Recently ,the Cherokee Hy-Vee Distribution Center held their 'Road of Gold' Banquet at the Western Iowa Tech Conference Center to honor their Ambassadors of the Road. Four Hy-Vee drivers at the Cherokee Distribution Center recently achieved the one Million-Mile Consecutive award...
Cherokee School Board OKs 2009-2010 calendar (03/03/09)
The Cherokee School District calendar for the 2009-2010 year was approved by the Cherokee Board of Education on Feb. 24, after considering four separate calendars and choosing one after hearing a report on all from Superintendent Dr. John Chalstrom...
Learning about Lincoln (03/03/09)
For the past 17 years, Stan DeHaan has been portraying President Abraham Lincoln. On Feb. 27, 2009, he brought pieces of Lincoln's life to Roosevelt Elementary. He spoke as Lincoln, sharing his love of country, stressing Lincoln's involvement in the Civil War and reciting the Gettysburg Address.
RJ Thomas Manufacturing eyes bright future (03/03/09)
With the nation's economic downturn weighing heavy on people's minds, one Cherokee company is maintaining an optimistic view about its future. Things have been good for RJ Thomas Manufacturing for the past several years. Recently the company installed a new powder coating line for painting many of their products, and future plans for the company include an expansion of the plant to incorporate a new thermal plastic system...
Sanford Museum has energetic 2009 schedule (03/03/09)
The Sanford Museum hit a milestone this past year by completing a three-year fundraising campaign to help purchase a Flexgate Gradiometer. The new piece of equipment will help do noninvasive archeological work in the area. The total amount raised in the past three years is $24,000 and will allow the museum to purchase the equipment and have it up and running by this spring...
Pirates top RV, 63-56, to advance (03/03/09)
HOLSTEIN - Western Valley Conference rivals Galva-Holstein and River Valley squared off for the fourth time this season on Feb. 24th, but this time out something was on the line - a spot in the Class 1A District 3 Championship game. In a game that was close all the way, the Pirates of Bob Lee beat the senior-laden River Valley squad by seven points, 63-56,and it will be the Pirates who move on to the Championship game against a tough Laurens-Marathon team on Feb. ...
Mary Frances Brickson (03/03/09)
Mary Frances Brickson, 97, formerly of Alta and Aurelia, passed away on Feb. 11, 2009 at Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake. Funeral services were held on March 3rd at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, and burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Alta. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of the arrangements...
Opal L. Freed (03/03/09)
Opal L. Freed, 87, of rural Calumet, Iowa passed away on February 25, 2009 at her farm home south of Calumet. Funeral services held on Saturday, February 28th, at Oakdale Evangelical Free Church, rural Meriden. Pastor Clint Hogrefe officiated, and burial was in the Liberty Cemetery, north of Meriden. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of the funeral arrangements...
J. Romaine Ryan (03/03/09)
J. Romaine Ryan, 91, of Cherokee, died on Feb. 20, 2009 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center, Cherokee following a brief illness. Funeral services were held on Feb. 24, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee. Funeral arrangements were made Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee...
Clifford W. Ferrin (03/03/09)
Clifford W. Ferrin, 81, formerly of Marcus and LeMars, Iowa, passed away on February 24, 2009 in the Heritage Pointe Assisted Living Center in Omaha, Nebraska, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 28th at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Liz Pfeifle officiating, and burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. Boothby Funeral Home of Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Rowena Bernadine Crow (03/03/09)
Bernadine Crow, 80, of Cherokee, Iowa, died Wednesday February 25, 2009 at Careage Hills Nursing Home, Cherokee, Iowa following a brief illness. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Greenwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Emma Hodge (03/03/09)
Emma Hodge, 84, formerly of Pierson, Iowa passed away on Feb. 21, 2009 in LaCrosse, Wisc. Funeral services were held on Feb. 25 at the Meadow Star United Methodist Church in rural Washta. with Pastor Bill Cotten officiating and burial was in the Grand Meadow Cemetery. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Mark W. Draper (03/03/09)
Mark W. Draper, 39, of Quimby, formerly of Holstein and Cherokee, passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 21, 2009, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident southwest of Cherokee. Memorial services were held on Feb. 26 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Jean Jenness officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Mark's remains were cremated. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Jeanette J. Kletschke (03/03/09)
Jeanette J. Kletschke, 78, Sioux City, died on Feb. 23, 2009 at a Sioux City hospital surrounded by her family, following a courageous five year battle with cancer. Services were held on Feb. 26. 2009 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sioux City, with Rev. Merrill Muller officiating. Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Meyer Brothers Chapels were in charge of funeral arrangements. Memorials may be sent to the June E. Nylen Cancer Center and Hospice of Siouxland...
Rose W. Bride (03/03/09)
Rose W. Bride, 93, formerly of Kingsley, died on Feb. 20, 2009, at the Country Side Estates in Cherokee. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 24 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Mark J. Stoll officiating. Interment was in the St. Michael's Parish Cemetery...
Simpson/son (03/03/09)
Jim and Jennifer Simpson of Chatfield, Minn. are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Kael Walker Simpson was born on Feb. 4, 2009 at 9:58 a.m. He weighed 8lbs. and 7oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Blair and Eileen Chapman of Rochester, Minn. (formerly of Cherokee) and Mike and Beverly Simpson of Creston,...
Kacmarynski/son (03/03/09)
Chris and Molly Kacmarynski of Peterson are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Connor Allan Kacmarynski was born on Feb. 2, 2009 at 2:36 p.m., and weighed 8 lbs. and 5 oz. and measured 19 inches long at birth. Welcoming Connor home is his sister Hannah...
Allender/Carstens engagement (03/03/09)
Frankie Allender is pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of her mother, Christi Allender, daughter of Kenny and Jackie Ray of Washta to James Carstens, son of David and Connie Carstens of Cushing. Christi is the granddaughter of Betty Rienfeld of Sonoma, Calif., and the late Myrl Rienfeld, and the late Shorty and Clarsie Ray of Washta. ...
Gray Matters: Goin' to the movies (03/03/09)
(Editors Note: Margaret Door has taken this week off and has asked Bob Reed to be a guest writer for her column. We hope you enjoy Bob's essay). Time was when a lot of the citizens of Marcus went to "the picture show" down at the Lyric Theatre. It was located (in the '30s and '40s) on Main Street...
Basic Biittner : A scary quiz (03/03/09)
There has been a lot of negative publicity in recent years concerning the off-field activities of some of the athletes who play in the National Football League and National Football League. In fact, some days the national sports news is not about sports at all. It's about assaults, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, car theft, you name it...
Character counts, kids! (03/03/09)
With the Iowa High School basketball seasons winding down, wrestling completed for another season, and track and field, tennis, golf, baseball, and softball on the horizon, we thought it timely to emphasize the values of character and sportsmanship for our student/athletes...
Music - The object of our affection (03/03/09)
For music lovers, the past few days in this well-kept secret of a dynamic cultural community have...well, literally blown us away. We have been treated to a superb Pops Concert Monday night by the Cherokee Washington High School's Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Concert Choir; Sunday's fabulous Cherokee Symphony's Mid-Winter Concert, also featuring internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Jason Deroche of Chicago; Friday night's show at The Gathering Place featuring the Jacob Lee Band; Thursday night's appearance at The Copper Cup of Denver's best, the Larson Brothers (Seth and Josh) with Angie Stevens, in the midst of their Acoustic Tour of the Midwest; and the well-attended Thursday Night Jam at The Gathering Place in Downtown Cherokee hosted by local singer/guitarist nonpareil Mike Hoover of Marcus, also featuring an appearance by the Larsons and Stevens, and Galva native Jacob Lee (Kolvisto)!. ...