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Friday, September 30, 2011

100 years ago

Mrs. C. J. Hills, of Storm Lake, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Michael Toohey, 1517 Fourth avenue south, for the past few days, died about 3 o'clock Friday. She had been ill with pneumonia a few days.

The body was taken to Storm Lake Saturday noon by Mr. and Mrs. Toohey, where Sunday afternoon the funeral will be held. Interment will be made there. Mrs. Hills was 76 years of age.

Mrs. Hills lived in Cherokee for a number of years and was well and favorably known here and has a host of friends who will be sorry to hear of her death.

High School Boys Beat Buena Vista College

In the second game this year the High school boys have demonstrated the fact that they can play football.

Although much outweighed by the college boys they showed that they had a superior knowledge of the game, outwitting and outplaying their opponents at every point. The visitors seemed unable to use anything but straight line bucking, while the Cherokee boys varied their play by the use of end runs, forward passes and onside kicks.

At the beginning of the game it looked as though the High school boys would not be able to withstand the line plunges of the heavier opponents, but they soon changed the defense to suit this method of attack and succeeded in effectually stopping these line bucks.

The offensive work of the Cherokee boys was slow on account of certain valuable men being out of the game.

For these same reasons also the team work, which was the feature of the game at Morningside, was lacking. The chief features of the game were the forward passes and the sixty-yard run which Hill made for a touchdown.

All of the boys played good hard football and deserve the enthusiastic support of all the people of Cherokee. The next game will be at Sioux City next Saturday and the boys should have the support of an enthusiastic band of rooters.

Lineup for Cherokee:

L.E. Greig

L.T. Matthews

L.G. Nelson and Fisher

C. Sage

R.G. M. Hyndman and J. Hyndman

Time for a quick dip - The shores of the Little Sioux River were a popular spot to cool off for many people on a hot summers day. [Order this photo]
R.T. R. Stetson

R.E. H. Smith

Q. R. Hill

L.H. C. Dickinson

F.B. Thos. Knapp, captain

R.H. Curry and Jewell

75 years ago

Paving on the highway No. 5 project west of Cherokee is scheduled to begin Wednesday morning, National Reemployment Service offices reported Tuesday. Two crews will be employed, working from 6 a.m. to noon and from noon to 6 p.m. six days per week.

One hundred fifty men have been called for work by the NRS unit, including skilled, intermediate and common labor. A grading gang of 25 was summoned last week.

Project begins at Kennedy school house, two miles east of the corner south of Marcus and will continue westward to the Plymouth county line.

Grading crew working last week on the three mile stretch from Marcus corner west expected to complete the grade to Plymouth county by the time the first two miles have been covered with concrete.

Equipment in Place

Union Construction company moved its shacks and equipment to the lot south of the Illinois Central depot at Marcus last week. Large crane was installed for unloading of construction materials from freight cars.

Grading is in charge of J. W. Scothorn.

Detour for No. 5 goes through the south part of Marcus, passes the Marcus hotel and the Holy Name church to Edmond's corner. From there is proceeds north to Hoxsie's corner and thence straight east.

Cherokee county ranks fourth in the number of motor vehicles registered among northwest Iowa counties, according to report made this week. Up to September 1, there were 5,573 cars listed in the records of Edna Mahaney, auto registration clerk in the county treasurer's office.

Cherokee likewise ranked fourth in the amount of gas tax paid by the six counties in this region, estimated by multiplying the average number of cars. Total in the respect was $100,657.

Figures for the various counties:

Sioux, 8,073 cars, $145,811 gas tax; Clay, 6,131 cars, $110,735 gas tax; O'Brien, 6,060 cars, $109,435 gas tax; Cherokee, 5,573 cars, $100,657 gas tax; Lyon, 4,887 cars, $88,266 gas tax; Dickinson, 3,673 cars; $66,340 gas tax.

50 years ago

According to a report on school enrollment in Cherokee County public and parochial schools, Cherokee Public has the largest local enrollment with 1,500.

Other school enrollments include Aurelia Community with 720, Marcus Community, 722, Willow Community, 546, Meriden-Cleghorn, 468.

Larrabee has a total of 138 students enrolled in grade school.

Cherokee Immaculate Conception has the largest parochial enrollment, 227 and Marcus Holy Name has 220 enrolled.

4,605 in County

A grand total of 4,695 students are enrolled in county schools. The largest single class is at Cherokee Independent where the kindergarten class has 161 pupils enrolled.

Cherokee Public Schools and grades they accommodate are as follows: Roosevelt and Lincoln Kindergarten through third grade; Roosevelt also has a fourth grade; Webster and Garfield both handle fourth and fifth grades.

Sixth grade is at Wilson.

Family education This photo was brought to the Cherokee County archives over two years ago and belonged to Margaret Woltman. It was the hope at the time that the individuals pictured could be identified. If you have any information on who this merry band of readers are, please contact the Cherokee County Archives at the Cherokee Public Library at 225-3498. [Order this photo]

Larry French, general manager of Caswell Manufacturing Company, announced today that plant operation has begun on a limited basis.

French said in another two or three weeks everything should be moved in and the new plant should be operating full scale.

The Caswell plant at Grundy Center was moved to Cherokee as a result of the Cherokee Industrial Corporation selling its building south of the city to French on August 16.

Operations have been hampered since the company is trying to move and operate at the same time and presently there are five men working at the plant.

The manager continued saying that within the next month 15 men will be working and the company will hit its peak production in about six weeks.

At the present time the assembly crew is assembling Wayo-Crate livestock scales to later be made here.

The manager said they have received very good cooperation from the city street department; also that anyone interested is welcome to look the plant over.

The Caswell parent plant will remain on Vine where it has been in operation for 64 years.

25 years ago

Saturday's taping of a television interview with Fred Grandy and Clayton Hodgson began as a joint appearance, turned into a debate, and was on the verge of erupting into a yelling match by the time it ended.

The occasion was an on-location taping at the Cherokee Community Center of the Iowa Public Television (IPT) show, "Iowa Press." The show was broadcast Sunday night.

Grandy, a Sioux City native and former actor, is the Republican candidate for Congress in the 6th District. Hodgson, a LeMars farmer and aide to retiring incumbent Berkley Bedell, is the Democratic candidate.

They spent most of the show disagreeing. Farm policy, aid to the contras, knowledge of Iowa, and tax increases were all areas of strong differences between the candidates during a polite question and answer session which quickly changed into a battle of political hardball.

It began with the candidates exchanging barbs about their roots in the state and their constituents' possible harvest from government farm programs.

"To me it's not what you've done, it's what you're going to do," Grandy said in response to references about his recent move back to Iowa after 20 years of life outside the state. He also stressed his ability to be a lobbyist for Iowa in Washington D. C.

Hodgson countered by saying that his experience gives him more knowledge about Iowa.

"You don't have to go to Washington to find the answers. You find them right here," he said.

His answer to the farm policy question was to eliminate the target price and raise the loan rate to about $3.50 per bushel. The government would essentially be subsidizing exports to keep their prices low while keeping domestic prices high.

That proposal, he said, would be far less expensive than the present government program. It would also differ dramatically from Grandy's proposal, which Hodgson called a welfare plan for farmers.

Grandy said he supports a plan to remove the government from the arena of production controls and per bushel payments. Instead he said the market should be allowed to reach its level, whatever that may be, and the government should simply channel any payments to the farmers who need it most.

"I think if you want a buzz-word, it should be workfare," he said, adding that his plan would not pay farmers not to produce a crop.

They also disagreed on possible tax increases.

Grandy said taxes would eventually have to be increased in an effort to balance the budget.

"The question of raising revenues is one we will have to address and it is na*ve to say we could balance this budget without somewhere down the line raising some revenue," Grandy said.

That revenue is likely to come through income taxes, he said, because new tax legislation in congress would probably create more disposable income.

Hodgson avoided discussing any tax increases, saying they shouldn't even be considered until more waste is cut from the Pentagon budget.

That answer drew the ire of questioner David Yepson of the Des Moines Register who asked Hodgson if he seriously thought the entire deficit could be erased through defense cuts.

"Maybe sometime down the road there will be a need for increased taxes," Hodgson said, but he did not say what type of tax increases he would support.

And when the topic of discussion switched to Central America it was Hodgson's turn to get mad.

Grandy said he supported aid to the contras in Nicaragua "as a hedge against an Ortega beachhead there." He also said he supported the contadora peace process in Nicaragua.

"There's no way you can support aid to the contras and the contadora peace process," Hodgson replied. "The two programs are diametrically opposed to each other."

But by then the candidates were out of time on the show. The cameras stopped. The crowd began talking. Angers were given time to settle and the two opponents took time to shake hands before leaving town. Grandy also took a few minutes to help open the Republican party's campaign headquarters in Cherokee.

By then it was also clear that Grandy and Hodgson were diametrically opposed to each other on many of this year's campaign issues.

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