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Times Gone By

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cherokee Opera House - Theater is not new to Cherokee. Take a look at this play that was performed at the Cherokee Opera House. The date when this photograph was taken is unknown, but the name of the play itself was "Cheerful Liar."
100 years ago

With Nelson permanently out of the game Cherokee went against Storm Lake Saturday. Storm Lake had already lost to Sioux City and LeMars and they came to Cherokee on their nerve ends to retrieve these losses. They were expecting to win and came nearer doing it than the locals cared to have them.

Storm Lake started off with a grand rush on the second down the ball was brought twenty yards down the field. Then Cherokee braced and made Storm Lake punt, the first quarter ended with the ball in Cherokee's territory, with the playing a little in Storm Lake's favor. In the early part of the second quarter Hill sent a long low punt to Storm Lake's quarter, as usual he muffed it. Barnes was upon him and might have had the ball but "old dependable" Knapp came down, gathered up the ball and was off like a whirlwind for the first touchdown. Hill added a pretty goal.

Storm Lake kicked off to Cherokee and soon the ball was back in their territory. Varied plays brought it to Storm Lake twenty yard line. Hill called the tandem and called Knapp through. The whole Storm Lake team massed in front of the play and Knapp sped around them for the second touch down. Hill kicked goal, making the score Cherokee 12, Storm Lake 0.

In the first few minutes Storm Lake by some brilliant playing behind a perfect interference brought the ball to Cherokee's twenty yard line. But our boys held them. Storm Lake prepared for a place kick. Two Cherokee men broke through and were upon the man but to our dismay the ball sailed squarely between the goal posts and the first score of the season was registered against Cherokee.

In the last quarter the playing was in Storm Lake's favor, but the boys did not let them score. Time was called with the ball in Cherokee's territory.

Storm Lake put up a great game. They were well supported and so far as we could see both players and rooters were a clean sportmenlike bunch of people.

Glen Curtis played center, Stetson Heaton, Lingle and Steele played guards, Emmett Curtis and Thos. Knapp the tackles, Barnes, Wilson and Harrison ends, Hill quarterback, Curry and Elfrink, halves, Jones, fullback. Dr. Lockwood of Storm Lake refereed the first half, Wilson of Cherokee umpired. The second half they exchanged positions.

75 years ago

Cherokee Grain & Feed - The Cherokee Grain & Feed was located on the corner of Elm Street and Fifth Street. Today it is home to Cherokee First Coop Association.
The public is always welcome to visit The Daily Times newspaper plant and watch the printing. Today, for instance, the big Duplex web press started running at 8:30 a.m., printing the first section of the "Good Will Days" edition. This was a six page section. At 1:30 another six page section went on the press completing the 12 page paper you are reading. At 3:45 after late markets were inserted, the big press started rolling again for the "late" edition.

As soon as the late edition of The Daily Times was finished, two or three more sections were ready for the press. These were The Cherokee Chief, making in all 28 pages in one day. It's just an ordinary occurrence in The Time's office, but shows the tremendous capacity of the printing plant and its employees. The work done in The Times office today would require two or three days and nights in any other newspaper or printing plant in the county. Efficiency plus is necessary in production of The Times and Chief. The mail train does not wait!

One Cherokee county boy, a Buena Vista and a Plymouth county girl are among hundreds of Iowa 4-H club boys and girls who will be part of the state's delegation to the national 4-H club congress which will be held in Chicago November 30 through December 6.

Among the 50 Iowans who won trips for outstanding work at the state fair this year are Irene Kracht, a Buena Vista girl whose address is Aurelia, and Ellen Eyres of LeMars, who was trained by Miss Pearl Sims, home demonstration agent in Cherokee and Plymouth counties.

Lewis Rae, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Rae of Marcus, will exhibit a prize winning Hereford baby beef in the junior contests of the 1935 international live stock exposition which will be held at the same time as the national 4-H club congress.

This year's cattle show will be second to be staged in the mammoth new amphitheater which was constructed last year after a fire in May, 1934, had demolished former stock show headquarters in the Chicago stock yards.

Rae's calf was in the money class at the Pilot Rock plowing match but was at that time too small to be considered in the first prize group.

Instead of exhibiting at the tri-state show in Sioux City, the Cherokee County 4-H club boy chose to continue feeding his baby beef for the Chicago exposition. By November 30 the entry is expected to weigh a little more than 1,000 pounds.

Rae is a student at Amherst rural school number seven and has been active in baby beef club work this year, C. G. Turner, county Farm Bureau agent, said.

Miss Kracht won her free trip to the show by being first Buena Vista county and later state style champion in an annual contest conducted for 4-H girls. An elaborate record book showing activities of seven years won for Miss Eyres of LeMars the trip to Chicago.

Although Miss Eyres has won an electric sewing machine and dozens of county and state honors in style show, home demonstration, room improvement and cooking work, this is the first trip to the national exposition she has won.

50 years ago

Four Cherokee County farmers were awarded certificates Wednesday by the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce in recognition of conservation work.

The four, selected by Soil Conservation District officials here, are: Arthur Nothwehr of Spring Township; Claude Petty, who farms south of Cherokee; John Zimmer of the Maryhill area; Ott Jensen of rural Meriden.

Certificates were awarded at a program in the Sioux City Municipal Auditorium, sponsored by the Sioux City Program for Permanent Agriculture.

Vere Corrington accepted the certificates on behalf of the four Cherokee County men who were unable to attend because of corn harvest. Also present for the banquet and program from here were Harvey Lindberg of the Soil conservation office and Extension Director Forrest Kohrt.

W. D. Frankforter director of Sanford Museum here, and Dr. George A. Agogino of the University of Wyoming have published joint paper on their archeological work in Wyoming.

The report is entitled "The Brewster Site: and Agate-Basin Folsom Multiple Component Site in Eastern Wyoming."

Frankforter said the report describes the site just west of the Black Hills which contains two cultural horizons and is at least 10,000 years old.

"It was named after Earl Brewster of Spencer, a retired farmer, in recognition of his interest and help in archeology in Western Iowa," the museum director explained.

Brewster accompanied Frankforter, Joe Beals and C. H. D. Smith of Cherokee to the site last year for archeological work. The group brought back a bison skull of an extinct type of animal which is being prepared for exhibit.

Frankforter added that the Brewster site is near a site discovered earlier and worked by the Smithsonian Institute of Washington, D.C.

The Brewster Site has been turned over to the Smithsonian Institute for further development. Work done there by the Cherokee area men was financed in part by the National Geographic Society.

25 years ago

More than 60 awards were presented at the annual Cherokee County 4-H honors program Monday at the Washington High School auditorium.

Receiving the top awards for the 1964-65 club year were: Denise Hohbach, the home economics; Dan Berglund, achievement and leadership; Janece Winterhof, "I Dare You" and the Cherokee County REC $75 scholarship; Michelle Johnston, "I Dare You:" Roger Conley, leadership; Wanda Pingel, merit, and Andy Rutter, Ak-Sar-Ben.

Suzanne Winterhof and Denise Nicodemus were named leaders of the year. Winterhof is a 10-year leader now helping with education presentations, and Nicodemus is a seven-year leader without 4-H age children. Glen Mackey, county project leader for entomology and forestry, received the "4-H 400" plaque for his contribution to the Iowa 4-H Foundation.

The Cherokee Comets and the Country Kids 4-H clubs received this year's community service awards.

Two new awards, the outstanding junior and intermediate achievement t-shirts were given for the first time.

Recipients of the junior t-shirts for two or more years of outstanding achievements were: Dean Faust, Erin Bindner, Jean Plagman, Jennifer Hultgren, Aaron Kratz, Jeremy Wiersma, Amy Bryant, Keri Simonsen, Susan Ott and Lisanne Florke.

Intermediates receiving the first time award were: Amy Johansen, Wayne Pingel, Cheri Anderson, Gina Geerdes, Amy Johnson, Cassie Willis, Kelly Simonsen, Laurianne FLorke, Lynne Lauters, Ann Marie Neilsen and Geri Lynn Galles.

Awards for achievements in individual 4-H categories over the past year were given to: Lisa Nicolaisen and Craig Anderson (bread); Hohbach, Carmen Hansen and Sandra Townsend (clothing); Hohbach (communications); Brent Bryant (conservation); Brent Bryant (Iowa sheep); Wayne Pingel (crop production); Anderson, Synda Otto and Wanda PIngel (food and nutrition); Ann Bryant (sheep); Kari Pape and Christie Woltman (home environment); Kelly Simonsen, Karen Nelson and Lauters (visual arts); Amy Radke (personal development); Cheri Anderson (music).

Also, Janell Egger, Diane Ducommun, Kerri Husman, Cassie Willis, Ann Bryant, Jeff Fuhrman, Layne Henn and Gina Geerdes (fashion revue); and Hohbach, Amy Bryant, Geerdes, Ali Smith, Brent Bryant, Jenni Hultgren and Kristin Bohnenkamp (educational presentation).

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