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Stories from Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Rust COO Lage dies in accident (08/25/10)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Wally Lage, vice president and chief operating officer of Rust Communications, died Thursday night in Maine, after slipping off a wharf. He was 66. Rust Communications is the parent company of the following Northwest Iowa newspapers - Cherokee Chronicle Times, Le Mars Daily Sentinel, Kingsley News Times, Sioux Valley News, Remsen Bell, Storm Lake Pilot Tribune, Dickinson County News, and Spencer Daily Reporter,...
Governor Culver Makes stop in Cherokee (08/25/10)
Iowa Governor Chet Culver made a stop in Cherokee on Monday to roll out the "Iowans Helping Iowans" flood assistance program, meant to help families and businesses get back on their feet after this summer's floods. He flew into the Cherokee Airport and spoke to a crowd made up of members from the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, Cherokee City Council, City Administrator, County Engineer, Emergency Management Director along with Cherokee business owners and private citizens...
Grassley speaks at Rotary luncheon (08/25/10)
Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, right, was the honored guest at the Cherokee Rotary Club Luncheon held on Monday at Danny's Sports Spot. Other guests include the Cherokee Kiwanis Club. The Senator spoke briefly after the luncheon and answered questions from the club on several topics including education, immigration, national economy, jobs growth, and the national debt. ...
Head Start meals program under way (08/25/10)
The Mid-Sioux Opportunity Head Start/Early Head Start announces their sponsorship of the Child & Adult Care Food Program. Meals are available at no separate charge to enrolled children/adults in the following Northwest Iowa child/adult care centers. Meals are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability...
Kallyn Buschkamp selected to present research at national conference (08/25/10)
SIOUX CITY -- Kallyn Buschkamp of Cherokee, a senior math and chemistry major at Briar Cliff University, will be presenting the results of his summer research at the Mathematical Association of America and American Mathematical Society (MAA-AMS) National Conference in New Orleans in January 2011...
American Legion activities (08/25/10)
Passing of the torch at Legion (08/25/10)
The Cherokee American Legion appointed officers recently. Past Cherokee Post Commander, Dave Brown, left, is pictured congratulating new Post Commander Dave Quick. Photo contributed
Four generations (08/25/10)
Peter Smith of Cushing was honored to have his family with him recently when his grandson Alex and his wife Robyn presented him with his first great-grandson. Shown in this picture are Peter J. Smith (sitting); his son, David Peter Smith (left); David's son, Alex David Smith (kneeling); and Alex' son, Aidan Peter Smith (in Peter's arms), who was born on June 16, 2010. Photo contributed...
Brown re-elected (08/25/10)
During the recent election of officers for the Cherokee American Legion, Claudia Brown was re-elected as the American Legion Auxiliary President for 2010-2011. Photo contributed
IGHSAU pre-season volleyball rankings (08/25/10)
Class 1A - 1. Tripoli; 2. Holy Trinity Catholic; 3. Grandview Park Baptist; 4. Martensdale-St. Marys; 5. North Sentral Kossuth; 6. Alta; 7. Stanton; 8. Janesville; 9. IMS; 10. Coon Rapids-Bayard Class 2A 1. Western Christian; 2. Ridge View; 3. Mediapolis; 4. West Fork;...
Iowa High School volleyball rule adaptations (08/25/10)
DES MOINES - According to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, National Federation rules apply to all levels of interscholastic volleyball competition in 2010 with the following exceptions: All varsity dual matches played in Iowa shall be 3 of 5 to 25 points with the deciding set to 15 points...
Practice Makes Perfect (08/25/10)
Listen up - Members of the Aurelia volleyball team listen to instructions during a recent practice session. Although Aurelia has entered into a whole-grade sharing agreement with neighboring Alta to share other sports, the respective volleyball teams remain autonomous this season. Photo by Dan Whitney...
Football tailgate in Aurelia Friday night (08/25/10)
AURELIA - The Alta-Aurelia Warriors Booster Club will be sponsoring a tailgate dinner prior to Friday night's Warrior football game against Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto in Aurelia. Fans will be able to purchase a sandwich, chips, bar and drink for just $5, with an additional sandwich cosing another $2. It will also be possible to purchase a sandwich alone for $3.50...
George Arnold "Arnie" Dobson (08/25/10)
George Arnold "Arnie" Dobson, 87, of Cherokee and formerly of Cleghorn, passed away Sunday afternoon, August 22, 2010 in the St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 26th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. ...
Betty G. Simonsen (08/25/10)
Betty G. Simonsen, 88, passed away on Aug. 18, 2010 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center where she had been a resident for several years. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. ...
Gladys A. Albers (08/25/10)
Gladys A. Albers, 88, of Cherokee, passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, August 24th, at 10:30 a.m. at the Holstein Cemetery. Pastor Shari O'Bannon officiated. Visitation was on Monday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Heubrock - Zollman / son (08/25/10)
Matthew Heubrock and Megan Zollman of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their son, Colton William Heubrock, at 2:22 p.m. on August 16, 2010. Colton weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long. He has one brother, Damien, and two sisters, Kaleigh and Brooke. Grandparents are Mike and Keri Heubrock of Aurelia, Melissa Barnes and Dean Zahnley of Correctionville, and William Zollman and Darlene Stieneke of Washta...
Haaven / daughter (08/25/10)
Kim and Jerod Haaven of Pierson are the proud parents of a new daughter, Katie Marie Haaven, born at 12:16 a.m. on August 13, 2010. Katie weighed 9 lbs. 13 oz. and measured 22 inches long. She has three brothers - Jonathan, Jakob, and Austin, and one sister, Lucille...
Kramer / son (08/25/10)
Chad and Theresa Kramer of Elk Point, S.D. are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dylan Michael Kramer, on August 6, 2010. Dylan weighed 5 lbs. 5 oz. and measured 18 inches long, and he has one sister, Addison, to welcome him home. Grandparents are Mike and Pauline Kramer of Cherokee and Jerry and Kim Watterson of North Sioux City, SD. Great-grandparents are Lawrence and Teresa White of Florida...
McKenna/Reitsma Engagement (08/25/10)
Stephen McKenna of Storm Lake and Joni and Thomas Lownik of Verona, Wis. are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Molly McKenna, to James Reitsma, son of Donald and Marilyn Reitsma of Cherokee. Molly is a 2001 graduate of Storm Lake St. ...
Perrin/Roof engagement (08/25/10)
James and Brenda Perrin of Cherokee and Roxanna White of Huxley and the late Joseph Roof of Grinnell are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children, Jamie Lee and Brett Joseph. Jamie is a 2004 graduate of Washington High School in Cherokee. She is currently enrolled in Upper Iowa University to receive her Bachelor of Business degree. She works for Schoon Construction and Screenbuilders in Cherokee...
Gray Matters: Class Reunions (08/25/10)
I have heard nothing but positive reaction to this year's Marcus Fair. Now I am overwhelmed with the talk of plans for next year's 75th Anniversary version. It seems that an All Schools Reunion for the alumni of both Holy Name and Marcus Public is being planned. The prospect of that block-buster event has inspired me to make a few observations...
4-H Spotlight (08/25/10)
4-H is an organization that strives to help youth learn life skills. An important life skill that 4-H teaches is record keeping. Record keeping helps 4-H'ers learn how to set goals, make plans for action, and evaluate their progress. It helps them lean organizational skills and responsibility. 4-H'ers learn to communicate, summarize, and evaluate...
The Expendables? (08/25/10)
Donors, be careful (08/25/10)
Iowans are known throughout the land as being understanding and receptive to their fellow man, to charities and to good causes. However, this warm humanitarianism is too often taken advantage of by outright scams that pocket charitable donations, or by professional fund-raisers that devour as much as 80-90 percent of the donations in "fund-raising expenses."...