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Stories from Wednesday, November 18, 2009

WHS presents 'Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood' (11/18/09)
The Cherokee Washington High School Drama Department will be presenting the comedy, "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" on Thursday, Nov. 19 and Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. Cost will be $5 for adults, $4 for students, and activity tickets will be accepted...
Library Kicks Off Fundraiser (11/18/09)
The Cherokee Public Library kicked off its annual Book Basket Auction fundraiser last week by hosting the Cherokee Chamber's weekly coffee. Pictured at the event are, left to right, Wayne Woolridge, Orville Saxby, Janna Happe, Connie Ladwig, Dorothy Royer and Virginia Whittenberg. Photo by Mike Leckband...
CRMC Sweet Affair and Quilt drawing (11/18/09)
The Cherokee Regional Medical Center's Auxiliary annual "Sweet Affair" will be held on Friday, Dec. 11 in the first floor dining area. On this day, you will be able to purchase trays of holiday cookies, and well as chances on the hand-made quilt made by the Auxiliary quilters. Dec. 11 is the last day to purchase the chances on this beautiful quilt, as they will draw one lucky name around noon on Friday, Dec. 11...
River Valley Board mulls football options (11/18/09)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The on-going discussions regarding the future of the River Valley football program may be nearing a conclusion after Monday's River Valley Board of Education meeting here. The Board will meet again on the matter on Monday at 7 p.m. in the River Valley Jr./Sr. High School Commons here and a decision is expected...
MMC School Board approves contracts (11/18/09)
MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School Board approved several employee contracts at its regulalry-scheduled Board meeting Monday in the MMC High School Library. The Board approved contracts for Nick Dreckman as high school assistant wrestling coach, Sharlene Duncan as high school bowling coach, Geralyn Hoefling as prom sponsor, and Joe Mohning at business manager...
Final yard waste pickup for Cherokee (11/18/09)
Yard waste in Cherokee will be picked up by Sanitary Services on your regular recyclable service day on the following dates: West side of town (also Rock Island & Parkview Additions)on Thursday Nov. 19. East side of town on Friday, Nov. 20. Yard waste will be picked up at your normal pickup location but must be kept separate from your recyclables that are also picked up on those dates...
Union chief seeks early retirement aid from state (11/18/09)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The head of Iowa's largest state worker union said Tuesday that he'll push for early retirement incentives to encourage thousands of workers to leave state government and help cut costs amid continuing budget problems. Danny Homan, president of Council 61 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said in an interview with The Associated Press that up to 2,700 workers are eligible to retire and might do so if the state helps pay their health insurance premiums.. ...
Jenness named Special Aide-de-Camp (11/18/09)
LeRoy Jenness was recently appointed as the VFW Special Aide-de-Camp to the Commander-in-Chief Thomas J. Tradewell, Sr. Jenness was recommended for this honorary appointment for his outstanding services and going above and beyond the call of duty for his services to the VFW. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Back at it (11/18/09)
The Cherokee Braves started basetball practice Monday for the 2009 season under the direction of new coach Bob Lee, a Cherokee graduate and former Galva-Holstein boys basketball coach. In the photo at the left, Seth Mahnke goes up for a basket during drills as Alex Struck, left, Cole Renken (5), Adam Pitts (24), and Jake Spindler complete the play. Photo by Paul Struck...
US- Russia Freestyle Teams to Clash Wednesday Night in Iowa (11/18/09)
A team of top U.S. wrestlers will compete in a freestyle dual meet against a team from Russia in Mount Vernon, IA, on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Cornell College's Small Multi-Sports Center. The 700 remaining tickets will be sold prior to the event at the Small Multi-Sports Center. Doors are set to open and tickets sales will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The local organizing committee is the Hawkeye Wrestling Club...
Betty Lou Massmann (11/18/09)
Betty Lou Massmann, 82, of Calumet, passed away Nov. 15, 2009, at Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center in Cherokee. Funeral services were held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Gregg Johnson officiated. Burial was in the Primghar Cemetery in Primghar. ...
Reginald "Reg" Patrick (11/18/09)
Reginald "Reg" Patrick, 84, of Los Molinos, Calif., passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. Reg was born on Aug. 17, 1925 in Meriden and graduated form Meriden High School. He was a long time resident of Los Molinos, Calif. and farmed in Los Molinos. Reg also served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII...
Mike Crapser (11/18/09)
Frank M. "Mike" Crapser, 69, of Ottumwa, died Oct. 20, 2009, at Hospice House in Ottumwa. He was born Nov. 29, 1939, in Buena Vista County to Frank V. and Lois Nelson Crapser. Mike married Nancy Bishop on Dec. 21, 1986. A graduate of Aurelia High School, he was employed as an over-the-road trucker, retiring in 2006 from R. H. Hammer. Mike was an avid NASCAR fan...
Charles E. Van Cleave (11/18/09)
Charles E. Van Cleave, age 69, passed away on Nov. 15, 2009. A memorial service was held today at 10:30 a.m. at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Neb. Memorials may be directed to Thanksgiving Lutheran Church. Charles was born on March 31, 1940, and served 18 years in the National Guard and three years active duty in the US Army. He owned Chuck's Appliance and RV Repair in Cherokee, and was preceded in death by his parents, Wilber and Genieva Van Cleave and a grandson, Doug Harlow...
Gus Ohlson (11/18/09)
Gus Wilcox Ohlson, 83, of Forsyth, Mo. passed away on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at the Skaggs Reg. Medical Center in Branson, Mo. Memorial services are pending for December, with interment at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Cremation will be under the direction of the Forsyth Whelche Funeral Chapel. For more service information, see www.whelchelfuneral.com...
Wood - Banta / daughter (11/18/09)
Rebekah Wood and Justin Banta of Larrabee are the proud parents of their second child, a daughter. Xzahna Louise - Marguerite Banta was born at 12:32 a.m. on November 11, 2009, and weighed 5 lb. 7 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long at birth. She has one brother, Calex John-Alexander Banta. Grandparents are Deb and Bill Kennebeck and Gwen and Dave Thompson...
Nixon / daughter (11/18/09)
Michael and Jennifer Nixon are the proud parents of their first daughter, Anna JoLynn Nixon, born at 6:29 p.m. on November 10, 2009. Anna weighed 7 lb. 3 oz., measured 19 3/4 inches long, and has three big brothers - Zach, Derek and Cooper. Grandparents are David and Gigi Boothby and Clark and Rose Nixon, all of Cherokee. Great-grandparents are Tom Boothby and Myrtle Nixon , both of Cherokee, and Mike and Tess Ryan of Tyler, Texas...
Johnson / son (11/18/09)
Evan and Jodi Johnson of Holstein are happy to announce the birth of their first child, a son. Brock Douglas Johnson was born at 12:50 p.m. on November 10, 2009, and weighed 7 lb. 8 oz. and measured 20 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Doug and Cindy Barry of Holstein and Larry and Rhonda Johnson of Galva...
Hotz / son (11/18/09)
William and Heidi Hotz of Cherokee became the proud parents of their third child, a boy, at 8:28 p.m. on November 11, 2009. William Joseph Holtz III weighed 8 lb. 6 oz. and measured 20 inches long at the time of his arrival. He has one brother, Jade Hotz, and one sister, Felicity Hotz, and his grandparents are Rob abd Brenda Fulling of Seattle, Wash, Larry Allen of May City, and the late William Hotz sr...
Fraser / son (11/18/09)
Billy and Micki Fraser of Cherokee are the proud parents of a son, Bretton Charles Fraser, born at 9:06 a.m. on November 10, 2009. Bretton weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and measured 20 3/4 inches long. Grandparents are Kim and Jody Fraser and Jim and Greta Richter of Holstein and Lori and Dan McCabe of Sheldon....
Gray Matters : A Rather Frustrating Phenomenon (11/18/09)
Today I am about to describe a phenomenon which I am experiencing in Iowa for the first time. In fact, I am not even certain just what to call it. Perhaps "sectionalizing" would be the most appropriate term. While spending our winters in Texas my late husband and I had become aware of the process. We lived in the central part of the state, the Hill Country...
Supportive parents equal child's success in school (11/18/09)
Increasingly, academic success requires parents and children to work as a team. That's why it's important for parents to help children prepare by offering advice and tools that will further their academic careers. Experts offer these tips to help parents help their children succeed all through the school year:...