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Stories from Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Very few races for Nov. 3 City Elections (10/21/09)
The tables are set for Cherokee County municipalities' November 3 City Elections, although the dishware is sparse on many of those tables. Two candidates have filed for three vacancies in Cherokee, with Mark Murphy filing for Mayor to replace outgoing Mayor Pam Pierce, who was appointed to the post and has declined to run for election. The other is Mick Mallory, incumbent At-Large Council member, who is seeking re-election...
ASVAB test for WHS juniors at WITCC (10/21/09)
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB will be given to all juniors at Washington High School on Thursday morning, October 22 on the Cherokee Western Iowa Tech Community College Campus. Although developed by the military, this test helps all high school students understand their special talents and how to choose a career that will complement these abilities. ...
Benefit for Ron and Ellen Wolterman (10/21/09)
There will be a benefit dinner at the Cherokee Community Building on Sunday, Oct. 25 for Ron and Ellen Wolterman from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will be serving a spaghetti dinner for a free-will donation to offset the cost of medical expenses that they have recently incurred...
4-H Betterment Project gains support (10/21/09)
The 4-H Facilities Betterment Project Committee is excited to announce the addition of Western Iowa Co-op in Washta, and Sand Seed Service in Marcus to the list of participating "Grain Bank" elevators in Cherokee County. A Grain Bank has been set up to receive donations of grain as one of the fundraisers to construct a new livestock building and continue the renovations to the current cattle barn at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds to create safe and adequate housing for 4-H livestock projects...
Legion Post notes - (10/21/09)
The Cherokee American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 230 met for their monthly meeting on Oct. 15 at the Legion Building, which is located in the former Garfield School. The Auxiliary had a special guest, Sharon Watts, who did a demonstration of her jewelry making and painting talents. The Legion Post and Auxiliary both were treated to a talk from Ralph Godfrey. He had just gotten back from his trip to Washington D.C. He was one of the WWII Veterans who flew out on the Honor Flight on Oct. 13...
Extension Line (10/21/09)
The Rural Brain Drain, Part 2 Last week I shared Part 1 of the article entitled "The Rural Brain Drain" found in the October 6th edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education. This week's Part 2 focuses on northeastern Iowa. In next week's final segment, the article highlights actions that can be taken to address the concern. Part 2 of 3:...
Fall Harvest Dinner in Aurelia (10/21/09)
The First United Methodist Church in Aurelia will be holding its Annual Fall Harvest Dinner on Sunday Nov. 8. Serving time will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cornbread Day in Paullina (10/21/09)
South O'Brien faith community is sponsoring its annual Cornbread Day meals Oct. 24, 2009, at the South O'Brien School lunchroom in Paullina. Serving hours are 11a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Menu consists of homemade cornbread and two kinds of gravy plus applesauce and beverages. Free will offering will be for the benefit of UNICEF, World Health Organization and South O'Brien social services...
90th Birthday (10/21/09)
Frieda Mohn of Cherokee, formally of Aurelia, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Oct. 24. Her three children, Lois Pingel of St. Charles, Mo., Myrna Hamann of Las Vegas, Nev., and Jim Mohn of Cherokee, and their respective spouses hosted a family celebration that was held on Frieda's honor the first weekend of August. If you wish to send a birthday greeting to Frieda, cards may be mailed to her at the following address: Apartment 215 at 330 Sioux Valley Drive, Cherokee, IA 51012...
Eight point buck (10/21/09)
Emma Wolterman is pictured with her eight-point buck harvested in Cherokee County Oct. 17. She made a 70-yards shot with her 50-calibur muzzleloader. Emma is 11 years old and this is her third deer but her first buck Photo contributed \
Ohlson's 60th Anniversary (10/21/09)
Please join Keith and Kathryn Ohlson at the Meriden Free Church on Oct. 24 from Noon to 2 p.m. to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. Your presence is the only gift needed.
Weber places at World Horse Show (10/21/09)
Peterson native John Weber of Northwood, Iowa placed in the top five in the Senior Reining at the World Championship Palomino Show held in July at Tulsa, Oklahoma. Weber placed 5th on Gold's First Class, a 2000 stud by Tuff as Gold; Weber accomplished this while he was head trainer for Double T Quarter horses of Anthony New, Mexico. ...
CSWCD meeting postponed (10/21/09)
The Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation District's meeting originally scheduled for Oct. 20 has been postponed until Thursday, Oct. 22 at 8:45 a.m. The meeting will be held via conference call at the USDA Service Center - 314 Lake Street in Cherokee. Phones will be available for public comment. Individuals with disabilities and/or special needs should notify Tracy Rasmussen at 225-4151 of their need...
K.C. Hunters' Breakfast Oct. 31 (10/21/09)
K.C. Hunters' Breakfast Oct. 31 Roger Braun (left) and Doug Davis (right) invite all area pheasant hunters - and the general public - to the Cherokee Knights of Columbus' annual Hunters' Pancake Breakfast on Saturday Oct. 31, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. The delicious meal of pancakes, sausage, eggs and a drink costs $5 for adults and $3 for children, and will be served at the KC Hall, located at 137 Union Street. While there, be sure to register for door prizes, too. Photo by Dan Whitney...
Aurelia VB girls bow out with 3-1 loss to RV (10/21/09)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The Aurelia and River Valley girls opened Regional Volleyball Tournament play here on Monday night, and when the teams had finished their four-set match, the Wolverines were the team left standing. River Valley had defeated Aurelia in the teams' season openers Sept. ...
Bulldogs fall to Rockets, 52 - 0 (10/21/09)
REMSEN, Iowa -- Remsen-Union blanked Aurelia 50-0 in 8-player District 1 action here Friday night. Colby Felts set the stage by returning the opening kickoff 66 yards for a touchdown. Kraig Alesch carried 15 times for 81 yards and a touchdown, and Josh Bohnenkamp had a pair of touchdown runs for R-U, now 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the district...
Wolverines shut out MMC, 18-0 (10/21/09)
MARCUS - River Valley scored touchdowns in the first, second, and fourth quarters while shutting down the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn offense on the way to an 18-0 Class A District football victory here Friday night. The Wolverines wasted little time scoring, with freshman Josh Pansegrau returning the opening kick-off 90 yards to paydirt to give River Valley a quick 6-0 lead...
Lady Pirates 1-3 in rugged Heelan tourney (10/21/09)
SIOUX CITY - You have to give it to Galva-Holstein and their volleyball coach Scott Mitchell - rather than take the weekend off before the tournaments, or schedule some cushy opponent, the Pirates instead chose to enter the eye of the hurricane and play in the Sioux City Bishop Heelan Tournament at the Long Lines Center here to get ready for tournament action...
G-H beats tough OA-BCIG squad, 3-1 (10/21/09)
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein Lady Pirates faced a tough opponent here Thursday night on Senior Night, and Coach Scott Mitchell's team came through with flying colors, defeating Western Valley Conference foe Odebolt-Arrthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove 3 games to 1, by scores of 25-18, 25-16, 22-25, 25-15...
MMC teams run well at Paullina (10/21/09)
PAULLINA - Monday was a nice day, weather-wise, making it a good day to accomplish something outside, so the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Cross Country team did just that, Competing in the South O'Brien Invitational Cross Country meet here, the Eagles turned in some very good performances. ...
Family thing (10/21/09)
Dewey Hupke and his sister Amy Brighton are familiar throughout Northwest Iowa as high school officials for several sports. Dewey officiates volleyball, softball, and wrestling, and Amy officiates volleyball and basketball, including many collegiate basketball games and national tournaments. ...
WHS VB team finishes with flurry (10/21/09)
WHS VB team finishes with flurry Beats Emmesburg; wins twice at SL tourney The Cherokee Washington High volleyball team finished regular season with a positive flurry last week, winning 3-1at Emmetsburg Thursday night, and following up with two wins and three losses at the rugged Storm Lake Invitational Tournament on Saturday...
Anna Elizabeth "Liz" Hartle (10/21/09)
Anna Elizabeth "Liz" Hartle, 84, of Marcus passed away on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. A Memorial Service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 at the Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus. Rev. Liz Pfeifle will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus-Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed though www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Richard Floyd Hagan (10/21/09)
Richard Floyd Hagan, 51, of Syracuse, Mo. died on Oct. 14, 2009 at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Mo. Funeral services will be held on Oct, 24, 2009 at The Cowboy Church in Tipton Mo. at 11 a.m. It was Richard's wish to be cremated...
Tentinger / son (10/21/09)
Nathan and Abby Tentinger of Cleghorn are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brady Kelly Tentinger, at 4:33 p.m. on October 15, 2009. Brady weighed 8 lb. 2 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long, and he has a brother Benjamin, at home. His grandparents are Kelly and Teri Perrin of Cherokee and Butch and Nancy Tentinger of Cleghorn...
Johnson / daughter (10/21/09)
Bobby and Jenna Johnson of rural Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Dreleigh Ann Johnson, at 7:11 p.m. on October 14, 2009. Dreleigh weighed 8 lb. 3 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long at birth. She has one brother, Laiken. Grandparents are Mark and Karen Johnson of Cleghorn and Steve and Lisa Schweitzer of Strang, Nebraska...
Gray Matters: Getting settled in (10/21/09)
When I first decided to move, I didn't set a specific time. I just said that I wanted to be in Cedar Rapids "before the snow flies." The packers, three very nice, and extremely efficient women from Sioux County, came one day to pack and label everything...
Trees need TLC after storm damage (10/21/09)
Trees need TLC after storm damage With early-season snowstorms bringing heavy, wet, clinging snow to shade trees yet to lose all their leaves, the danger of limbs and branches breaking or weakened is very real to homeowners. A hasty decision made after a damaged tree is discovered following a storm could result in losing a tree that could have been saved with the proper care...