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Stories from Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Holzhauer Motors acquires Chevrolet and Buick sales (03/24/09)
Holzhauer Motors LTD. of Cherokee has acquired the right to sell and service Chevrolet and Buick in Cherokee. Holzhauer Motors, 1601 N. 2nd St., entered into a Sales & Service Agreement with General Motors on March 11, following the recent closing of Brown Chevrolet and Buick Company in Cherokee, the longtime Chevrolet and Buick dealership at 1200 S. 2nd St...
Times Gone By (03/24/09)
. Harry Peters while coupling cars on the freight at Anthon Saturday afternoon, had a very narrow escape from passing in his checks. He was riding on the rear foot board of the engine which was backing when his foot slipped and his leg was drawn under the board, with rare presence of mind he reached for the air cock to the brakes and shot off the air bringing the train to a stop before he was drawn under the wheels. ...
MMC music (03/24/09)
On March 17th, the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn vocal department and Jazz band presented the 'Best of the Beach Boys' at the MMC High School. Photos by Nancy Hohbach
One hundred ... plus four (03/24/09)
Catherine Hanlon of Cherokee, shown here in a recent photo, turned 104 years old on Monday, March 23. We're reasonably sure she wouldn't mind a call, or a card or two, wishing her well on her special day. Photo contributed
Pullen and Angell shine as 'Odd Couple' (03/24/09)
As soon as Rick Angell learned that the Cherokee Community Theater was going to do Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" for their spring production this year, he got on the phone and called Mark Pullen in Des Moines to give him a "heads up." When he was the manager of the airport in Cherokee, Pullen said that if the CCCT ever did the classic comedy, he would like to play the sloppy sportswriter, Oscar Madison...
MMC Schools pulling together (03/24/09)
MARCUS -The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School Board discussed the projected budget for the coming school year to determine whether to go with a four percent or two percent allowable growth at their recent Board meeting. The State of Iowa will allow a district to have a four percent growth per pupil but they will only be funding at two percent at the present time. ...
Supervisors continue with jail exploration (03/24/09)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors continued with preliminary exploration on financing for a new county jail at their meeting on March 17. The Board met with Scott Sevenson of Ruan Securities to discuss payment scenarios for building a new county jail. Ruan Securities is a bonding company out of Des Moines...
Bringing down the house (03/24/09)
A work crew from Lundell Construction was busy on March 17 and 18, tearing down a house and church located on South Sixth Street in Cherokee. The land on which the buildings formerly sat will become a new parking lot for the St. Paul's United Methodist Church, which is pictured at the upper left corner of the photo. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Kelly's cool ride (03/24/09)
A great day was had by all recently when Cherry House resident Kelly Clark was treated to a ride in his favorite car - a shiny Trans-Am he had spotted at a used vehicle dealership in Cherokee when he and Cherry House employee Marcia Casey drove by. Kelly told Marcia that former Cherokean Michael Immele had a car like that, and would take Kelly cruising in it. ...
Bev Anderson Zieman named Citizen of the Year (03/24/09)
A large crowd turned out at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Conference Center in Cherokee on Mar. 14th for the 14th Annual Cherokee County Recognition Banquet. The highlight of the evening occurred when Cherokee Mayor Pam Pierce presented the 19th Cherokee Citizen of the Year Award to Bev Anderson Zieman, "In Appreciation of (Her) Dedication to the Cherokee Community."...
Kenny Bern is Tomahawk Honorary Referee (03/24/09)
Kenny Bern has been selected as the 2009 Honorary Referee for the 65th Tomahawk Relays. Bern, a 1944 Larrabee High School graduate was born and raised in Cherokee County and remained a lifelong resident. He was a three-sport athlete in high school, competing in baseball, basketball and track. ...
Evelyn C. Bierman (03/24/09)
Evelyn C. Bierman, 83, of Holstein, a former Cherokee resident, passed away on March 17, 2009 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Memorial services were held on March 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of the arrangements. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Ronald James Griffith (03/24/09)
Ronald James Griffith passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2009, after a courageous and inspiring battle with pancreatic cancer. Ron's brilliant and inquiring intellect, commitment to family and community, outstanding professional leadership, and generous heart will be missed by many people...
Kling/son (03/24/09)
Geoffrey and Christina (Colvert) Kling of Sioux City are happy to announce the birth of their second child, a son, Andrew Layne, on Feb. 22, 2009. Andrew weighed 8 lb. 1 oz. and measured 22 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Donna Colvert and the late Steven Colvert of Cherokee, and the late Thomas Kling and Nancy Swink. Great grandparents are Evelyn Seel of Cherokee and Gwendolyn Kling of Des Moines...
Kannegieter / girl (03/24/09)
Tyler and Jessica Kannegieter of Cherokee became the parents of a daughter, Leah Marie Kannegieter, at 7:14 a.m. on March 12, 2009, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Leah weighed 7 lb. 10 oz. and measured 20 1/4 inches long at birth. She has a sister, Aubrey, at home, and her grandparents are Rob and Diane Kannegieter of Aurelia and Bob and Karen Ferris of Meriden...
Ruschmann / boy (03/24/09)
Brandon and Crystal Ruschmann of Cleghorn became the parents of a son, Thomas Robert Ruschmann, at 4:42 a.m. on March 13, 2009, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Thomas weighed 7 lb.. 13 oz. and measured 20 inches long at birth. He has a big brother, Connor, at home, and his grandparents, all from Cherokee, are Terry Ruschmann, Linda Ruschmann, and Loni and Rosanne Loucks...
Basic Biittner: Who's Minding the Store? (03/24/09)
I'm getting a little concerned about the Grand Old Party in recent months. It seems to me as if the party of Lincoln doesn't have a rudder to steer the ship these days. With President Obama's term only 60 days old, the political pundits have been speculating about who the leader of the Republican Party is now. I certainly don't know, but if they are looking for someone who is not afraid to speak their mind and say what feel, they have no shortage of candidates...
Guest Opinion: Workshops can benefit your business (03/24/09)
Everyday people think about the future and plan for retirement. We have that advertised to us as we watch TV, listen to the radio and read the paper. Preparing for the future is a vital part of our life, but many of Iowa's businesses have not given succession of the business much thought or just don't know where to start. ...
Winding Roads: Spring has sprung (03/24/09)
Everyone has been waiting for the warmer temps as our winter got back to the days when we had a lot of snow days and cold. But it never did pile up like it did in the late sixties or early seventies. I can remember riding a snowmobile on Highway 3 from Marcus to Remsen. What fun that was! I couldn't hack that anymore but it makes great memories. The only regret I have is that I never experienced snow skiing. If I could be young all over, I'd do that...
Cities, counties need citizen input (03/24/09)
For cities and counties across America, effectively dealing with long-term financial issues is never easy. Difficult decisions have to be made. It is crucial to develop strategies and methods to inform, listen to, and involve a broad base of community members in this process. Such an approach benefits both citizens and elected officials...
Check before making that donation (03/24/09)
Iowans are known throughout the land as being understanding and receptive to their fellow man, to charities and to good causes. However, this warm humanitarianism is too often taken advantage of by outright scams that pocket charitable donations, or by professional fund-raisers that devour as much as 80-90 percent of the donations in "fund-raising expenses."...