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Stories from Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gray Matters: Things I don't quite understand (01/13/10)
After as many decades as I have been around, you would think I should have most everything figured out. But unfortunately, there are several things I still don't quite understand. Among them are the interminably lengthy, flowery obituaries which appear in many newspapers. I just finished reading one here which left me aghast. The writer, whom I took to be the daughter of the deceased, just went on and on...
Cherokee snow emergency lifted (01/13/10)
The snow emergency declared by the Mayor last week for the City of Cherokee has been lifted. City Administrator Don Eikmeier said Tuesday that the snow emergency and no parking ban on City streets has been lifted and citizens can now park on the streets where legal because the snow has been removed and the streeets widened and cleared...
Cherokee welcomes new business (01/13/10)
This week, 'The Groom Room' opened its doors at 104 N Second St.in downtown Cherokee. Owner MeLisa Johnson will offer her pet grooming services to the public. Johnson has just recently relocated her business from Storm Lake. She will be providing such services as grooming dogs and cats, nail trimming, pet tooth-brushing, ear cleaning along with carrying small animal pet supplies...
Try-outs at Community Theatre Jan. 18,19 (01/13/10)
The Cherokee Community Theatre will be having try-outs for the play "Enter Laughing" by Joseph Stein from 7:30 - 9 p.m. on January 18 and 19 at the Community Center. The play has 15 cast members, and will be performed March 12-13-14 and 19-20-21. James Puffett will be the director...
CCLF accepting grant applications for 2010 (01/13/10)
The Cherokee County Legacy Foundation recently announced that the 2010 Cherokee County Legacy Foundation Grant Application is now available. This grant form was developed to make the grant seeking process simpler and more efficient for nonprofits. It is available at the ISU Extension Office in Cherokee or you can mail requests to Sue Schwaller, ISU Extension Office, 209 Centennial Dr. Suite. A, Cherokee, IA, 51012...
Major revision in fence ordinance in Marcus (01/13/10)
The Marcus City Council had a thorough discussion of the ordinance dealing with fences at their meeting Monday evening. As Councilman Carl Nelson noted during the meeting,fences in small towns seem to be out of place for the most part, as folks know their neighbors and the great majority of people get along with each other...
Screening test available at CRMC (01/13/10)
Stroke occurs when a blood vessel feeding the brain bursts or is clogged, causing a sudden disruption in the blood flow to the brain. Stroke is the third leading killer in the Unites States. Every 45 seconds someone has a stroke. On Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 Cherokee Regional Medical Center will offer two low cost screenings. ...
Global Warming????? (01/13/10)
Bulldog girls fall to ranked N-F, 105-50 (01/13/10)
NEWELL - The Aurelia girls knew they were in for a rugged basketball game here on Monday night,facing the fifth - ranked (Class A) Newell-Fonda girls, but the game Bulldog girls did their best and hung in there before bowing before the talented Mustang girls, 105-50...
Bulldog boys drop 71-44 game at Newell (01/13/10)
NEWELL - Aurelia Bulldog basketball coach Grant Peckenschneider said his team "came out of the gates and played pretty well" in their Monday night Northwest Conference hoops match with the host Newell-Fonda Mustangs. "We did not play very good defense, though," said Peck, "as we let them get into the lane too easily most of the night. They pulled away at the end of the second quarter and (continued) into the second half." The final score read Newell-Fonda 71, Aurelia 44...
#1 Falcons blitz youthful Cherokee girls (01/13/10)
The #1 ranked Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove girls ran away and hid early during a resounding 79-17 victory over youthful Cherokee here Monday night. The Falcons stormed to a 17-4 lead in the first quarter and led 44-7 at halftime. A 19-7 scoring advantage in the third frame sent the Falcon starters to the bench early and often in the 62-point rout...
Braves Beat Falcons (01/13/10)
The Cherokee Braves stayed the course to overcome a 34-29 halftime deficit sparked by torrid perimeter shooting by Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove, and fought back in the second half to record a hard-earned 65-58 non-conference victory over the Falcons here on Monday night...
RV boys lose to WC, 61-50 (01/13/10)
In Monday night Western Valley Conference basketball action, the River Valley boys dug a huge hole for themselves in the first half, in the words of their coach, Dean Norris, trailing Woodbury Central by 22 points at halftime. "We were able to get it back to eight at one point, " said Norris, "but we were not able to get over the hump against a tough Woodbury Central team," losing the game by a final score of 61-50...
Ridge View boys fall to Ar-We-Va (01/13/10)
WESTSIDE - Ridge View Raptors boys basketball coach Shannon Tesch said his team played very well for three quarters in their Western Valley Conference game against Ar-We-Va here on Saturday. "Unfortunately," said Tesch, "we lost our composure in the 4th quarter, when things weren't going well. This was a tough loss. You expect to be able to close out the game with a lead in the 4th quarter."...
SL's big 2nd quarter sinks Ridge View boys, 63-42 (01/13/10)
SCHALLER - The Ridge View boys played an excellent first quarter in a non-conference basketball game against Storm Lake here on Monday , taking a 12-6 lead into the second quarter. Ridge View ccoach Shannon Tesch said, "Our defense in the second quarter let us down. ...
Nick Loughlin named Conference Male Athlete of the Week (01/13/10)
MOUNT VERNON - Cornell College sophomore 157-pounder Nicholas Loughlin (Cherokee/Washington) has been named Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week for the period ending Jan. 10. Loughlin went 5-0 in leading the Rams to a seventh-place team finish at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Saturday and Sunday at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. He picked up two decisions, a pair of major decisions and a pin in running his match winning streak to 16...
Braves, Eagles vie at K-P meet (01/13/10)
KINGLSEY - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles snagged second place at Saturday's Kingsley-Pierson Wrestling Invitational, featuring two champions and three runners-up at the seven-team meet. The Cherokee Braves also crowned two champions and three third-place finishers in the meet won by Hull Western Christian with 157 team points...
K Of C Free Throw Contest Sunday (01/13/10)
All area boys and girls ages 10 to14 are invited to participate in the 2010 Cherokee Knights Of Columbus Free Throw Contest to be held Sunday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Cherokee Middle School. Registration will be Sunday, beginning at 1 p.m. at the CMS...
Alice Libke (01/13/10)
Alice Libke, 88, of Aurelia, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Alice was cremated and there will be no visitation. The Redig Funeral Home of Aurelia is in charge of arrangements...
Peter M. Andringa (01/13/10)
Peter M. Andringa, age 68, of Cherokee, formerly of Orange City, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at the Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn. Funeral arrangements are being done by the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.
Keith M. Ohlson (01/13/10)
Keith M. Ohlson, 85, of Pharr, Texas, went to be with His Lord on Sunday Jan. 10, 2010. The family expressed their sadness for their loss and yet rejoiced. He died peacefully at his winter home. Funeral Service will be held Friday, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m. ...
Terry Lee Huff (01/13/10)
Riley / daughter (01/13/10)
Brad and Sara Riley of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Laityn Lynn Riley, at 3:03 p.m. on December 11, 2009. She weighed 8 lb. 9 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Grandparents are Keith and Denise Riley of Cherokee and Tom and Janet Mahr of Cresco...
Pritts / son (01/13/10)
Mark and Stephanie Pritts of Sheldon are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Mason Lee Pritts, at 11:59 p.m. on January 6, 2010. Mason weighed 8 lbs. 8 oz. and measured 21 inches long, and has one sister, Jayla, at home. Proud grandparents are Randy and Sandy Pritts of Cherokee and Steve and Julie Still of Council Bluffs. ...
Dunkel / triplets (01/13/10)
Ryan and Emily Dunkel of Hinton happily announce the birth of triplets. Brady Ryan, Colin Tayor and Addison Ann were born on Dec. 21, 2009. Colin weighed 4 lbs. at his birth, brother Brady was 3 lbs. 14 oz., and the boys' sister Addison weighed 3 lbs. 8 oz...
Kuhrts-Goettsch Engagement (01/13/10)
Mary Regennitter Kuhrts of Quimby and Roger A. Goettsch of Dent, Minnesota, are happy to announce their engagement. A wedding date has not been set, but the couple will honeymoon in Mazatlan, Mexico. Mary graduated from Washta High School in 1957 and Roger graduated from Holstein High School in 1957. Both are currently retired, and will make their home on McDonald Lake and Moorhead, Minnesota, and also in Arkansas...
Gray Matters: Things I don't quite understand (01/13/10)
After as many decades as I have been around, you would think I should have most everything figured out. But unfortunately, there are several things I still don't quite understand. Among them are the interminably lengthy, flowery obituaries which appear in many newspapers. I just finished reading one here which left me aghast. The writer, whom I took to be the daughter of the deceased, just went on and on...
Home fires usually avoidable (01/13/10)
Nearly three in four people killed in home heating fires have died in fires that involved (stationary or portable) space heaters, according to a new report released by the National Fire Protection Association. In an average year, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 64,100 U.S. ...