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Stories from Friday, May 20, 2011

Time well spent (05/20/11)
Orville and Lila Saxby of Cherokee volunteer their time to help in the spring clean up at Oak Hill Cemetery. The couple recently spent numerous hours painting and planting flower in the many flowerbeds at the cemetery - a service that they do every year. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Cherokee School Board ratifies labor contracts (05/20/11)
The Cherokee School Board Monday night ratified the Master Working Agreement with the Cherokee Education Association for the 2011-2012 school year and, after going into closed executive session to discuss collective bargaining strategies and issues for non-union support staff and administrative salaries, approved those pay hikes for the next school year...
Aurelia Board discusses gym updates (05/20/11)
Athletic Director Grant Peckenschneider discussed updates to the school gymnasium and fitness center during his report to the Aurelia School Board at Tuesday's Board meeting. Peckenschneider has looked into changes needed in the gym due to the school's transformation into the Alta-Aurelia Middle School this coming fall. ...
Iowa State Patrol announces Memorial Day traffic initiative (05/20/11)
The Memorial Day holiday weekend traditionally signals the start of the summer vacation season. This means more vehicles on our highways, but it doesn't have to mean a higher number of traffic crashes. The Iowa State Patrol will be out in force during the holiday weekend doing its part to reduce preventable crashes. ...
CrossRidge Church aids Mapleton (05/20/11)
Eight adults & teens from CrossRidge Church of Holstein served others by sorting clothing donations recently at the Catholic Church in Mapleton. If other organizations want to help out with the tornado relief, call Mapleton City Hall for ideas & dates. CrossRidge Church members include, left to right, Tom & Tarla Lane, Phyllis & Kent Schlinz, and Stacy Lane. Absent, Carol Remer & Ted Smith. Photo contributed...
Report cards at Aurelia June 1 (05/20/11)
The Aurelia Community School will have report cards available for pick up on Wednesday June 1, 2011. They may be picked up in the Central Office between 7:30 am. and 12 noon or between 1 and 4 p.m.
Washta Memorial Day services (05/20/11)
The Washta American Legion Post #283 will be holding Memorial Day services at Sunset View Cemetery on May 30 at 10 a.m. and at Grand Meadow Cemetery at 11 a.m.
Times Gone By (05/20/11)
Cherokee won the northwest Iowa high school field meet Friday afternoon with a lead of 16 points over Hawarden; the nearest competitor. The day was ideal and a large crowd witnessed the events which were close and exciting. Eight schools were competing. ...
Gaylord Frederick Franken (05/20/11)
Gaylord Frederick Franken, age 92, of Daytona Beach Shores, Fla. and formerly of Schaller, died peacefully in his sleep at home in Daytona Beach Shores on May 17, 2011. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, May 29, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Storm Lake Methodist Church. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements...
Kelly Schwarz (05/20/11)
Kelly Schwarz, 8, of Marcus, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial took place at 10:30 a.m. today at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The Father Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial followed at the parish cemetery. ...
George "Ed" Bevard (05/20/11)
George "Ed" Bevard, age 81 of Cherokee, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor James Steen will officiate. ...
Dilocker/Keck wedding (05/20/11)
Leeha Marie Dilocker and Joshua Allan Keck were married on April 24, 2011, at Springfield, Neb., with Carol Lynne officiating. Attendants were Megan Zollman, Benjamin Dittmer, Kelly Goetz, Dillon Ray, Jade Dilocker and Ross Baldwin. The bride is a graduate of the Buena Vista University with a Bachelor's Degree in English, and she currently works as a Case Analyst for New York Life Insurance Company. ...
Schnepf - Daum engagement (05/20/11)
Cheri Schnepf and Jason Daum of Cleghorn announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Cheri, the daughter of Loren and Sandy Schnepf of LeMars, is a graduate of Remsen Union High School and the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, with a degree in Business Administration and Financial Services. She is currently employed as a Child Support Officer with the State of Iowa...
Basic Biittner: Maybe it's time to reconsider ... (05/20/11)
I'm generally not a fan of revisionist history, but a few recent events (that is, over the last few years) in major league baseball have gotten me to thinking (I know, a dangerous precedent). After the 1919 World Series, several players on the Chicago White Sox, including ace pitcher Eddie Cicotte and leading hitter "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, were accused of "throwing" that World Series to the winning Cincinnati Redlegs...
Graduates managing credit card debt (05/20/11)
As our graduating high school seniors prepare to begin their college education in the next few months, an important lesson that many college students learn too late is that nothing is free - especially credit card purchases. A recent survey revealed that four in 10 people have signed up for a credit card to receive a free gift or special offer. ...