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Stories from Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Aurelia Board approves bus purchase (02/17/10)
Western Cherokee Mutual celebrating 125 years (02/17/10)
MARCUS - The policyholders of Western Cherokee Mutual Insurance in Marcus met for their 125th annual meeting last week. The crowd was entertained by the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School Jazz Band under the direction of David Moore. Dave Meyer of Granville, Ed Schlenger of Marcus, and Steve Smith of Marcus were elected to terms as Directors...
Cherokee comes out to hear Timmerman (02/17/10)
Despite another round of Iowa winter weather on Saturday, Cherokee area residents packed the Sanford Museum to hear Cherokee native Adam Timmerman speak about his playing days as a professional football player. Photo contributed
June Reinert to celebrate 90h birthday (02/17/10)
Elizabeth "June" Reinert of Cherokee will be observing her 90th birthday on Feb. 22, and will celebrate the occasion at a dinner with her family on Sunday, Feb. 21.
Rosemary Clausen Center construction fights weather (02/17/10)
Huseman seeks re-election (02/17/10)
AURELIA Representative Dan Huseman (R-Aurelia) recently announced that he that he will be running for re-election to the Iowa House. Huseman represents Cherokee County, 10 townships in eastern and southern Plymouth County, and nine townships in northern Woodbury County...
Celebrating Valentine's Day Never Gets Old (02/17/10)
You are never too old to celebrate Valentine's Day, as several Cherokee nursing home and Independent Living residents recently showed. Both the Cherokee Villa and The Gardens crowned a King and Queen of Hearts at their celebrations.
Head Start program recruiting area children (02/17/10)
Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. Head Start is presently recruiting children for the 2010-2011 school year. Head Start is a free preschool program for children age 3-4, with Head Start Centers located in Cherokee, Akron, Ida Grove, Le Mars, Orange City, Rock Valley, Rock Rapids, Sioux Center, and a Child Development Center in Hawarden...
Marcus Fair Appreciation Supper Sunday (02/17/10)
MARCUS - The Marcus Community Fair Appreciation Supper is scheduled for Sunday Feb. 21 at the Marcus Community Center. The Social Hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by the meal at 7 p.m. All fair volunteers are encouraged to attend.
Masonic scholarships to be offered (02/17/10)
Speculative Lodge #307 A.F.&A.M. of Cherokee and Marcus will be awarding $300 scholarships to a Cherokee senior and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn senior who will graduate this spring. The scholarships can be used for a two- or four-year college, or a vocational-technical school...
First-round wrestling pairings (02/17/10)
DES MOINES - First-round opponents await nine area wrestlers who qualified at Saturday's Class 1A (Sioux Center) and 2A (Cherokee) Districts for the Iowa State Wrestling Championships beginning today in Des Moines. Cherokee's Patruck Loughlin was District runner-up at 171 pounds and will meet Kane Seeley of Perry in 2A action. Loughlin is a senior with a 27-10 record this season, and Seeley is a sophomore with a 33-4 record...
Area wrestlers earn State berths (02/17/10)
In District action Saturday, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller Crestland each qualified two wrestlers, and the Cherokee Washington High Braves one for the Iowa State Tournament beginning today in Des Moines. Of that fivesome, two were District champions, and three were runners-up in their respective Districts...
Knights end WHS girls season (02/17/10)
ORANGE CITY - The talented Orange City Unity Christian girls jumped out to a 22-14 lead in the first quarter and maintained the lead throughout to claim a 59-43 Class 2A Regional first-round basketball win over Cherokee Washington High here Saturday night...
Nelson sets school mark, makes Nationals (02/17/10)
SIOUX CITY - Morningside College had two school record-breaking performances by Mustang women's track athletes at Friday's Dordt Invitational indoor track meet in Sioux Center. Kara Nelson, a junior from Cherokee, did not win the 3,000 meter run, finishing second in a time of 10:19.56, but her time broke the old school mark of 10:20.70, set by Erin Keitges in 2009...
Raptors fall to tough N-F defense (02/17/10)
NEWELL - The Ridge View Raptors couldn't overcome a tough defense here Friday night in non-conference boys' basketball action, and the host Newell-Fonda Mustangs led at all the stops - 19-11, 33-27 and 45-36 - before posting a 62-54 victory. Ridge View coach Shannon Tesch said, "Newell-Fonda played the toughest man-to-man defense we have seen this year.They really get after it."...
Bulldog boys fall to Whiting, 49 -43 (02/17/10)
WHITING - The Aurelia Bulldog boys, despite double-double nights from both of their big men, lost a non-conference basketball game to Whiting here on Friday, 49-43, in both teams' regular-season closer. Aurelia coach Grant Peckenschneider said Bulldog senior Nick Hirschman "had a great game. He played his best game of the year, coming off a bad ankle sprain earlier in the week."...
Alta girls take out MMC, 49-44 in Class 1A Regional Tournament action (02/17/10)
ALTA - The host Alta Cyclones went on a 15-5 scoring run in the fourth quarter to overcome a 39-34 deficit and defeat a quality and youthful Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn team 49-44 in Class 1A Regional basketball action here last week. Erica Dreckman led the Eagles in scoring with 12 points, Kayla Foresman added 11, followed by Rachel McDermott nine, and Jena Mittlestadt eight...
William L. "Bill" Walsh (02/17/10)
William L. "Bill" Walsh, age 84, of Quimby, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, after a brief illness with cancer. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cherokee. ...
Bert G. Louscher (02/17/10)
Bert G. Louscher, 98, of Paullina passed away on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at the Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn. His services will be 11 a.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church in Paullina, with the Rev. Andrew Hilla ~ officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina with Graveside Service at 10:15 a.m. ...
Anna Mae Ward (02/17/10)
Anna Mae Ward 81 of Cherokee, formerly of McKeesport, Pa., passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Pastor Ethan Sayler will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
JoAnn Joyce Schmidt (02/17/10)
JoAnn Joyce Schmidt, age 69, of Pflugerville, Texas , formerly of Cherokee, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, Christopher House Hospice in Austin, Texas. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. ...
Raymond O. Mogensen (02/17/10)
Raymond O. Mogensen 76, Sioux City, died on Feb. 13, 2010, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sioux City, with Rev. Laurice Streyffler officiating. Interment will follow in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waterbury Funeral Service, 400 4th Street in Sergeant Bluff, with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m...
Georgina M. Flanagan (02/17/10)
Georgina M. Flanagan, 95, of Marcus, passed away early Sunday morning, February 14, 2010, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus with Rev. Armand J. Bertrand officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Marcus...
Kloewer - Husman Engagement (02/17/10)
Megan Kloewer and Chad Husman are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Megan is the daughter of Mark and Susie Kloewer of Defiance, and Chad is the son of Randy and Karen Husman of Aurelia. Megan graduated from Harlan Communiy High School and went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in elementary education at Northwest Missouri State University in 2009. She is currently doing substitute teaching...
Gray Matters: An interesting place (02/17/10)
Sitting here this bright cold afternoon I find myself thinking of things I have learned about some of the interesting people here at Cottage Grove Place. Each evening if we haven't made plans to sit with someone we know in the dining room, the hostess seats us randomly, usually at a table for four. ...
Political Pairs Skating Team (02/17/10)
Use caution with space heaters (02/17/10)
While only 32 percent of home heating fires involve space heaters, they are involved in 79 percent of home heating fire deaths, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Heating equipment continues to be the second leading cause of home fires behind cooking and the second leading cause of home fire deaths behind smoking...