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Stories from Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cherokee Rodeo boasts record purse, contestants (05/27/09)
A record number of world-class contestants are entered to compete for a record-high purse of $44,080 at the Cherokee PRCA Rodeo Thursday through Saturday at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. Sponsored by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce and produced by the Barnes/MJM PRCA Rodeos of Peterson and Cherokee, the popular Cherokee event annually attracts the world's finest cowboys and cowgirls, with 2009 now a record-setting, banner year...
Cherokee PRCA Rodeo Thursday through Saturday (05/27/09)
The 43rd edition of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce PRCA Rodeo comes to the Cherokee County Fairgounds on Thursday and will run through the evening performance on Saturday. Rodeo Stock Contractor will again be Northwest Iowa's own Rodeo Hall of Famer, Bob Barnes of Barnes/MJM PRCA Rodeo. The annual PRCA Rodeo is sponsored by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Rodeo Committee...
Back to work (05/27/09)
A "new" service has been added recently at one of the local beauty salons - old fashioned haircuts for guys! That's right. Ivy Sivinski, owner of the Headlines Hair and Nail Salon in downtown Cherokee, talked her grandfather, veteran barber Bob Goodwin, into coming out of his nine-year retirement, and the veteran of 30-plus years of barbering has been cutting hair at his granddaughter's shop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. three days a week - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday...
MMC girls pace area athletes at State Track (05/27/09)
DES MOINES - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls led a contingent of area Class 1A qualifiers at last week's Iowa State Co-ed Track & Field Championships in Des Moines. In Class 2A, Cherokee's Lynn Carlson placed 10th in the shot put with a 37-5 3/4 throw and did not qualify for finals. Carlson is a three-time state qualifier for Cherokee in the shot put...
Hanson, Harris lead boys at State Track (05/27/09)
DES MOINES - Will Hanson of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn, and John Harris of Galva-Holstein brought home first-place hardware from the Class 1A Iowa State Co-ed Track & Field Championships in Des Moines last week. Hanson won the 110-meter hurdles in a speedy 14.67 after qualifying at #1 with a 15.11 in the preliminaries...
CMS 8th boys finish track season (05/27/09)
SHELDON - Triple winner Marc Husman placed first in three events to lead the Cherokee Middle School 8th-grade boys to a strong showing at last week's Big Five Track & Field Meet here. Husman won the 200 meters in 25.06, the 400 meters in 55.27, and the 800 meters in 2:18...
Cherokee Hershey Track & Field results (05/27/09)
Over 90 area youth athletes participated in the local Hershey Track & Field Meet last month sponsored by the Cherokee Parks & Recreation Department. Many youths will be advancing on to the State Meet June 13 in Marshalltown. All local first-place finishers (or 2nd place if 1st place could not attend) are eligible to participate in the State Meet...
Marian Lucille (Casey) Lundqui (05/27/09)
Marian Lucille (Casey) Lundquist, 95, of Cherokee died peacefully at Countryside Estates in Cherokee on May 18, 2009. A celebration of Marian's life will be held Friday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega will officiate. ...
Elaine D. Jacobson (05/27/09)
Elaine D. Jacobson, 68, of Lincoln, Neb., passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009 in Lincoln, Neb. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 28 at 10 a.m. at the Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home at 4040 "A" St. in Lincoln, Nebr. Visitation was on Tuesday and today at the funeral home in Lincoln. Graveside services will be on Friday, May 29 at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Cemetery at Larrabee...
John Kastengren (05/27/09)
Memorial services for John Kastengren, 80, of Aurelia, will be 1p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia with Pastor Jim Steen of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee officiating. Inurnment will be in the Good Hope Cemetery, rural Cherokee, at a later date. There will be no visitation. The Redig Funeral Home of Aurelia is in charge of arrangements...
Gerald L. Hahn (05/27/09)
Gerald L. Hahn, 82, of Cherokee, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 24, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in the Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee. Pastor Larry Nilson will officiate. ...
Francis Berry (05/27/09)
Funeral services for Francis Berry, 83, of Aurelia, will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 28 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Visitation will be today from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia...
Charles R. "Charlie" Clark (05/27/09)
Charles R. "Charlie" Clark, 59, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 22, 2009 at Beatrice, Neb. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. today at the United Methodist Church in Le Mars. Rev. Jason Larson will officiate. Visitation was held at 2 p.m. ...
Ruth Alene Giese (05/27/09)
Services for Ruth Alene Giese, 81, of Sutherland, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Sutherland. Pastor Jud Stover officiated. Interment was held in the Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland. Arrangements by Warner Funeral Home in Sutherland, www.warnerfuneralhome.com. She passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee...
Victoria Alexander (05/27/09)
Victoria Alexander passed away on Sunday May 17, 2009, following a short battle with cancer. Victoria Michele "Vicki" Alexander was born March 18, 1954, in Wisconsin, where she lived with her adoptive parents Robert C. Alexander and Lorry Alexander. Robert was employed as a hospital chaplain. Vicki moved with her parents to Indianapolis, Indiana, in the 1950s and to Cherokee in 1967...
Meyer - Godden / daughter (05/27/09)
Sonya Meyer and Bradley Godden of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Kylie Marie Godden, at 7:51 a.m. on May 22, 2009. Kylie weighed 6 lb. 5 oz. and measured 18 1/2 inches long at her birth. She has one brother, Ricky Draper. Grandparents are Marijo and Steven Meyer of Cherokee...
Brown / son (05/27/09)
Chad and Jillian Brown of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hayden Michael Brown, on May 21, 2009. Hayden was born at 9:22 p.m., and weighed 8 lb. 10 oz. and measured 20 1/4 inches long at his birth. He has a brother, Calvin, and sister, Amelia, at home...
Joines / daughter (05/27/09)
Jason and Megan Joines of Sutherland are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Gretchen Belle Joines, who was born on May 20, 2009, at 5 p.m. Gretchen weighed 6 lb. 12 1/2 oz. and measured 20 inches long at her birth. She has two sisters, Jalyssa and Brooklyn...
Gray Matters: Pioneer's Journal (05/27/09)
A couple of history enthusiasts at the Reed Center recently asked me if I would write more about some of our early settlers. To oblige, I started sorting through some old clippings and found an amazing story. It was a copy of the journal, which a man named John McQueen had kept of his journey to California between 1849 and 1832. McQueen's grandson, the late Charlie Miller, had published it locally, more than twenty years ago. It reads like a script for a good Western movie...
Thank you, school boards (05/27/09)
We would be remiss if we didn't pause to recognize all of our area school board members who serve so diligently and unselfishly, as School Board Recognition Week was recently celebrated this month. Our volunteer school board members spend thousands of hours each year doing everything from hashing out budgets and making sometimes unpopular decisions to keep those budgets in line, to advocating for new programs in order to ensure every Iowa student receives an excellent education, the likes of which is valued and envied throughout the country.. ...