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Stories from Thursday, April 16, 2009

At The Library (04/16/09)
Last week I promised another announcement from the Cherokee Public Library. I am really happy to let people know that the library's catalog has been attached to our website and is available online. It's now possible to sit at a home computer and take a look at what our library has to offer. The library's website is www.cherokee.lib.ia.us...
School Board OKs $10,871,834 budget (04/16/09)
Property Tax Levy drops for FY 2009-2010 TSA
Oil spill on Hwy. 59 (04/16/09)
Aurelia School Board approves salary packages (04/16/09)
AURELIA - The Aurelia School Board approved salary and benefit packages for the 2009-2010 school year at their meeting Monday evening. Under the terms of the agreement, certified staff members will receive a 3.72% increase this year, and classified staff and Administrators will receive a 3.64% increase. The current salary for a starting teacher is $25,876...
A Truck for the Lions (04/16/09)
Praise Band (04/16/09)
Oil spill (04/16/09)
Mid-Sioux Extends Heating Assistance (04/16/09)
Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. will be taking applications through May 29, 2009 for the Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP). This program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Iowa Department of Human Rights/DCAA, and has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs...
Registration Open For June ACT Test (04/16/09)
Iowa City, IA -- The next ACT achievement test will be administered on June 13, 2009. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register by May 8, 2009. Late registration deadline is available May 9 -22, 2009 for an extra fee. Students may register online at www.actstudent.org or pick up registration forms from high school counseling offices...
Tales from the Quimby Library (04/16/09)
Connie brought in the mail Thursday at the perfect time. You see, the mail included the new issues of Iowa Gardening and Our Iowa, and it was 15 minutes before the "Green Thumb Gardeners" weekly meeting. The coffee was brewing and Connie let herself be persuaded into staying for our meeting...
At the library (04/16/09)
Last week I promised another announcement from the Cherokee Public Library. I am really happy to let people know that the library's catalog has been attached to our website and is available online. It's now possible to sit at a home computer and take a look at what our library has to offer. The library's website is www.cherokee.lib.ia.us...
Cherokee Seniors Share Bond (04/16/09)
When I spoke to Catherine "Kat" Hanlon last month, on the occasion of her 104th birthday on March 23, she reminded me that a younger Cherokee resident would soon be celebrating her birthday, too, and Kat told me that this younger woman had told her it would be okay if I wanted to take her picture for the paper...
French talks about life (04/16/09)
When it comes to living life to the fullest, Doris French, resident at the Cherokee Villa, might have the answer for all of us. "I never think about getting old," she said. "I don't feel old, I feel like I'm 69. I was going strong then." The Peterson native has lived in the area all of her 100 plus years and has keep busy during that time too. ...
95th birthday (04/16/09)
Martha Anderson of Cherokee will be celebrating her 95th birthday on April 18.
80th birthday (04/16/09)
Curt, Steve and Larry Klaahsen and Marianne Groen plan to honor their dad, Kenneth Klaahsen on his 80th birthday with an open house. This will be held on Sunday, April 26th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the rural Hope and Reformed Church at George, Iowa. The church is located two miles west and one and half miles south of George and the address is 2251 Jay Ave. The family requests your presence be your gift. Greetings may be sent to 2285 Jay Ave. George, IA 51237...
Spring Rally to be held (04/16/09)
The Lutheran Women Missionary League Cherokee Zone Spring Rally will be held April 28 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland. Registration and dessert will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Speaker will be Doug Kading, Director of Camp Okoboji. ...
Hunting for Eggs (04/16/09)
Aurelia Board approves graduates, new budget (04/16/09)
AURELIA - At their monthly meeting on Monday, the Aurelia School Board approved the graduation of 25 students at the May 17 Commencement, contingent upon their successful completion of requirements. At a Public Hearing prior to the regular meeting, the Board also approved the FY 2009-2010 budget totaling $4,635,105 at the presented levy rate of $11.62, although Superintendent Lynn Evans anticipates that the actual rate will be closer to $11.50...
Sanford artist of the month (04/16/09)
Library to host celebration (04/16/09)
The Cherokee Public Library is celebrating the renovated east entrance of the library building on Friday. It will take place at 10 a.m. immediately following the Chamber Coffee. A short history of the library and a few remarks about the importance of the entrance will be given as local citizens will appreciate the role the public library has held in the community...
Library welcomes new librarian (04/16/09)
Peg Wurth of Marcus is the new Youth and Special Services Librarian at the Cherokee Public Library. Wurth began her new duties last week and so far has been getting to know the community. She previously spent 4 1/2 years as a Catalog Librarian in Le Mars and had taught forth-grade in Sheldon for 12 years, and taught music for 10 years prior to that...
Masonic Breakfast rescheduled (04/16/09)
The Cherokee Masonic Temple Breakfast that was scheduled earlier this month will take place on April 25 at 7 a.m. to noon at the Cherokee Community Center.
Russ Kraai Relays held in Holstein (04/16/09)
RV girls win Class B; G-H girls and boys third in Class A
Braves fourth at Le Mars invite (04/16/09)
Schuett wins 100 meters, second in 200
Aurelia girls win 2 relays at Alta (04/16/09)
ALTA - The Aurelia Bulldog girls' track and field team scored 126 points in finishing a strong third among Class B teams at Tuesday's Alta Girls Relays. The sprint medley team of Ashley Anderson, Meghan Glawe, Shaina Thevenin and Erin Laursen won their event in a time of 2:10.62, and the 4 x 100 team of Jessica Mann, Kate Carlson, Glawe, and Laursen grabbed the gold with a 4:50.88 reading. ...
WHS, MMC girls compete at UC (04/16/09)
Eagles claim six firsts; Carlson win for Cherokee
BVU announces Wrestling Camp (04/16/09)
STORM LAKE-- Buena Vista head wrestling coach Sevond Cole has announced plans for a wrestling camp to be held on campus this summer. The team/technique camp is scheduled for July 23-26, and is open to all individuals going into grades 7-12. The camp is designed to build one one's technical skills, as well as gain essential mat time through competition. ...
2009 M-M-C (04/16/09)
A USD Coyote (04/16/09)
AAU volleyball (04/16/09)
Wilbur Haley (04/16/09)
Graveside services for Wilbur Haley, 89, former long time Cherokee resident who died Jan. 23 will be held Saturday, April 18th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Meriden Cemetery. Rev. Ethan D. Sayler will officiate. There will be military rites at the graveside by L. A. Wescott #2253 of the V.F.W. The Boothby Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements...
Ralph Reznicek (04/16/09)
Ralph Reznicek, 85, of San Antonio, Texas, died April 11, 2009. Funeral services were held April 16, 2009 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in San Antonio. Online condolences may be left at www.missionparks.com in the obituary section. Ralph was born April 29, 1923 in Dodge, Neb. ...
Annette Gibson Thede (04/16/09)
Annette Gibson Thede, age 53, of Boone, and formerly of Cherokee, died at the Boone County Hospital in Boone on April 13, 2009. Funeral services will be Friday, April 17, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the First Evangelical Free Church in Boone with Rev. Jerry Bauman officiating. Burial will be in the Mackey Cemetery in Mackey...
Dale W. Mallory (04/16/09)
Dale Mallory, 76, of Menomonie, Wisc., a former resident of Aurelia, died on Friday, April 3, 2009, at Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie. Funeral services were held on April 8 in Menomonie. Dale W. Mallory, the son of Morris and Ida Mallory, was born in Whittemore, Ia. in 1932, and graduated from high school in Aurelia in 1949. He was married to YaJa Baszurro in 1954, and the couple had three children...
Arlin "Slim" Boothby (04/16/09)
Arlin "Slim" Boothby, 93, long time Correctionville resident, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2009 in the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville. ...
Bernard Krommendyk (04/16/09)
Bernard "Bernie K" Krommendyk, 88, was received by the Lord on Easter morning, April 12, 2009 with his wife of 65 years, his children and his grandchildren at his bedside as he made the journey. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. ...
Gravenish/ daughter (04/16/09)
Christa Scot Gravenish of Cleghorn is happy to announce the birth of her daughter, Alexa Lynn Gravenish, at 8:10 a.m., on April 9, 2009. Christa weighed 8 lb. 6 oz. and measured 20 3/4 inches at her birth. She has one sister, Mary Gravenish. Grandparents are Dave and Linda Gravenish of Meriden and Mike and Char Shriver of Calumet...
Sarchet - Draper/ daughter (04/16/09)
Sara Sarchet and Matt Draper are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Mae Draper, born at 8:22 a.m. on April 9, 2009. Ella weighed 6 lb. 3 oz. and measured 19 inches at her birth. Grandparents are Marc and Amy Sarchet and Nick and Tanya George, all of Cherokee...
Kilberg/son (04/16/09)
Terry and Melinda Kilberg of Sioux City are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Eyan James Kilberg, who was born on April 8, 2009 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Eyan weighed 8 lb. 6 oz. and measured 21 inches at his birth. He has one brother, Cael, 2. Eyan's mother is a 1991 Cherokee Washington High School graduate...
Lauck/ daughter (04/16/09)
Brian and Lynne Lauck of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of a daughter, Madison L. Lauck, born at 12:39 p.m. on April 7, 2009. Madison weighed 8 lb.7 oz. and measured 21 inches long at her birth. She has an older brother, Joshua, and sister, Sydney. Grandparents are Steve and Teresa Lappe of Wesley and Leon and Barb Lauck of Whittemore...
Phipps/Matousek engagement (04/16/09)
Susannah Joy Phipps and Marcus John Matousek, together with their parents, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Susannah is the daughter of David and Rebecca Phipps of Cherokee. She is a 2004 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School and will graduate from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln this spring. Her major areas of study are Psychology and Sociology, with a career goal of becoming a Child Life Specialist...
Basic Biittner: No opinion (04/16/09)
Recently, I was asked by someone what I thought about some topic in the news, and, after thinking about it for a few seconds, came up with the profound answer, "I don't know." Having had a little time to reflect on that answer, I've come to realize that that's pretty much my answer for just about everything...
Save $ with energy efficiency (04/16/09)
With spring in full bloom, now is the time for Iowa residents to make energy-efficient home improvements that can save them money on their energy bills, making their homes more comfortable year-round. Homeowners may be unaware that their windows, doors and attics can all be sources of energy loss...
You have just 30 seconds! (04/16/09)
Within 30 seconds of seeing a person for the first time you have almost instantly assessed that individual's: Social psychologists tell us that we are quick to make judgment of someone or someplace based almost totally on appearance. They have determined that is how long it takes for you to form that laundry list of impressions about personal character and abilities. ...