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Stories from Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pingels to celebrate 50th anniversary (10/29/09)
Donald and Janice Pingel of Cherokee will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday November 7, 2009, with a reception on the upper level of the Cherokee Community Center from 2 - 4:30 p.m. The couple have four children - Darla and her husband Todd Anderson of Alta; Dennis and his wife Kim Pingel and their children Amanda, Mitchell and Brady of Cherokee; Dawn Pingel of Cherokee; and Joni and her husband Aaron DeVos and their children Breeana, Maxwell, Nicole and Gerrit of Cherokee.. ...
City to seek housing rehabilitation grant (10/29/09)
After the required Public Hearing, Cherokee's City Council Tuesday night approved a resolution to submit an application for an Iowa Housing Fund Grant available to local governments to provide for owner-occupied housing rehabilitation for low and moderate income individuals and families in the City of Cherokee...
Galva-Holstein student selected for All-State Orchestra (10/29/09)
Kalli Kistenmacher of Galva-Holstein High School has attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as a member of the 2009 All -State Orchestra. Kelli is the daughter of Jim and Kris Kistenmacher of Holstein and is an instrumental student of Joe Vannatta...
Brother renders first salute from Afghanistan (10/29/09)
WITCC continues Fall Community Education Classes (10/29/09)
Intriguing Community Education classes through Western Iowa Tech Community College in Cherokee continue this fall and promise a full slate in interesting learning experiences for all ages. The popular Community Education classes fill up fast, and some are already filled, so those interested should soon contact WITCC at 225-0238 as soon as possible to register. Following is an explanation of the remaining classes, the schedules, fees, registration deadlines, and instructors, where applicable...
Joseph Ornellas (10/29/09)
Joseph Ornellas, 82, of Marcus, died Tuesday Oct. 27, 2009 in Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, following a brief illness. Following his wishes, his body will be cremated and no services are pending. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of arrangements...
BPW hosts luncheon (10/29/09)
The Cherokee Business and Professional Women hosted their annual salad luncheon at the memorial Presbyterian Church on Thursday. Proceeds go toward local scholarships that are awarded annual. Photo by Rhonda Fassler
Spirit Lake, UC win 2A District XC (10/29/09)
SHELDON - The Spirit Lake boys team and Orange City Unity Christian girls team were the team champions at Monday's Class 2A District Cross Country meet run here. The Unity girls totaled 41 points to win easily over the Spirit Lake girls, who scored 82 points. Sioux Center placed third. Cherokee was one of two teams unable to field a complete team...
MMC's Welp 2nd at Boys District XC (10/29/09)
HOLSTEIN - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn junior Jay Welp ran another strong race at the Class 1A District Cross Country meet held here on Monday. The meet had been postponed from its original date of last Thursday due to weather conditions. Welp finished second to another 11th grader, Manson Northwest Webster's Taylor Huseman. Huseman's winning time over the 5k course was 16:58.56, and Welp was close behind, in 17:07.10...
Paul L. Prange (10/29/09)
Paul L. Prange, 94, longtime Cherokee, resident, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 27, 2009 in the Holstein Good Samaritan Center. Funeral and Masonic services will be held on Friday, Oct. 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the Boothby Funeral Home. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Shirley A. Wersinger (10/29/09)
Shirley A. Wersinger, 79, of Cherokee, formerly of Ponca, Neb., passed away Monday evening, October 26, 2009 in the Countryside Estates in Cherokee. Graveside services will be at the Ponca Cemetery on Nov. 8. There will be visitation at the Salem Lutheran Church at 1:30 p.m. and then burial at 2 p.m. with Pastor Neil Anthony officiating. Arrangements are by the Mohr Funeral Home in Ponca and the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee handled the local arrangements...
Paul Kohns (10/29/09)
Paul Kohns, 98, of Cherokee, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at Careage Hills in Cherokee, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand will officiate. ...
Morgan / son (10/29/09)
Tim and Nicole Morgan of Kingsley are happy to announce the birth of their son, Jayce Theodor Morgan, at 7:40 p.m. on October 23, 2009. He weighed 7 lb. 13 oz. and measured 21 inches long at birth, and joins a brother, Carter, and a sister, Faith, in the family. Grandparents are Brian and Terri Chaffin of Cherokee, Doug and Shelly Morgan of Kingsley and Arlen and Julie Seablom of Pierson...
Hammerstrom - Schmidt / daughter (10/29/09)
Sarah Hammerstrom and Andrew Schmidt are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Raylin Avery Schmidt, at 2:20 p.m. on August 18, 2009. Raylin weighed 7 lb. 6 oz. and measured 21 inches long at her birth, and she was welcomed home by her brothers Michael and Hudson...
Library News (10/29/09)
I can't believe it's time to do the November newsletter and staff schedule for the Cherokee Public Library. I'm not sure what happened to October. It must have gone the same place that August and September disappeared to. November always brings a very special activity as the Friends of the Library's annual book basket fundraiser gets in gear at the beginning of the month. Some baskets or at least contents for baskets have already arrived so it looks like another good year...
Basic Biittner : It's here at last! (10/29/09)
Gray Matters: Reporting From Across the State (10/29/09)
Here I am, looking out on a cold gray day, grateful that I don't have to get out in it. Grateful too, that I will have to go outside only when I choose, the whole winter long. I like it here and am getting somewhat settled in, though most of my new friends assure me that it will still take a good bit of time...
Make sure Halloween is safe one (10/29/09)
Halloween plans typically include frightful activities, and paying attention to a few safety tips can make the difference between having a frightfully-fun experience versus a frightfully-tragic one. Parents, make sure costumes purchased are labeled flame-resistant or flame-retardant, choose materials that will not easily ignite, and keep fire safety in mind when decorating your home, both inside and out...
Safety a part of Halloween fun (10/29/09)
With Halloween bearing down on us, Cherokee, as well as all other towns, will celebrate the annual spookfest with trick-or-treat scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31. There are several safety suggestions from the National Safety Council that parents and families should keep in mind while making plans for the trick-or-treating sessions. Major among those are:...