Times Gone By

Friday, December 1, 2017
Here’s a view of Main Street Cherokee, circa the 1950s.

100 Years Ago

Cherokee Wins Championship

The largest crowd that has been at Nokomis Park this season saw Cherokee win a glorious victory over

Le Mars by a score of 7 to 0 Thanksgiving Day. Le Mars sent a large delegation of enthusiastic rooters, coming on a special train of five coaches.

The winning of this game gives Cherokee an unbroken record of victories for the season and brings to

it the title of champions of Northwest Iowa. Le Mars and Cherokee are long time rivals, and for the past seven years had played an even race, playing three tie games and each winning two. Cherokee is now one game in the lead.

The game was stubbornly fought throughout. Cherokee kicked off and outplayed the visitors in the first

quarter but failed to score. During the second and third quarters the teams seesawed back and forth across the field on small gains, with no score. Cherokee started the final quarter with straight line plunging and continued it for a eighty-yard gain and a touchdown. Stace, who played a brilliant game, carried the ball around Le Mars' end for fifteen yards and a touchdown. Smith kicked goal.

75 Years Ago

Sixth Selective Service Registration Dec. 11-17

The sixth selective service registration will be held at the board office in Cherokee from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during the period starting Friday December 11 and ending Thursday December 17, W.H. Bischel of Aurelia, Board Chairman, announced this week.

Young men born on or after July 1, 1924 but not after August 31, 1924, will be required to register for possible military service.

Subsequent registration dates for 18 and 19 year olds announced by Chairman Bischel include:

1. Friday December 18 to Thursday December 24 - all born on or after September 1, 1924 but not after October 31, 1924.

2. Saturday December 26 to Thursday December 31 - all born on or after November 1 , 1924 but not after December 31, 1924.

During the continuation of the present war, in accordance with a recent proclamation by the president, all young men born on r after January 1, 1925 just register at their local draft board office on the day they attain their 18th birthday. If the anniversary falls on a Sunday or a legal holiday, the youth must register the following day.

AHS Wins Opening Basketball Game

Tuesday night, Aurelia High School opened the 1942-43 basketball season on he home floor by taking the most important half of a double header from a previously undefeated Meriden team. The first team won by a score of 16 to 12 while the second team lost, 12 to 17.

While the first team was inconsistent, there were times when they showed promise of being a well-balanced team.

Tom Coombs was high point man for Aurelia with six points as well as playing a good floor game. Dale Larson, Dale Sturgeon and Howard Nelson played good defensive ball.

For Meriden, Dunn , with seven points, was their high point man.

In the second team game, Aurelia was unable to keep pace with the rangy opponents, but managed to stay close until the last few minutes.

25 Men Attend Farmers Evening School Meeting

Tom Fife, manager of the Producers Commission Association out of Sioux City, spoke at the first meeting of the Farmers Evening School in the Aurelia High School Wednesday evening. Twenty-five men were in attendance at the first meeting. County Agent Thompson brought a movie picture machine and showed films on “Beef Cattle Marketing” and “Rodeos.”

The topic to be discussed at he next meeting will be “Using Protein Feeds to Get Better Production.” It will be held at the regular time, 8 o’clock, next Wednesday.

Merlyn Honsbruch Married in Washington, D.C.

Mr. and Mrs. William Honsbruch received word Sunday that their son Merlyn was married Sunday November 29th to Miss Patricia Young of Elberon, Iowa. The ceremony was performed in the Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C.

Merlyn is now a Second Lieutenant in the US Marines and is stationed at Quantico, Virginia.

50 Years Ago

Braves' Press Drops E-Hawks at End, 74-72

Dennis Kingsbury's 4 points in the final 20 seconds capped a last-ditch Cherokee rally and brought the Braves a 74-72 victory over Emmetsburg here Friday night.

Kingsbury's two field goals were the final scoring rewards of efforts in a furious Brave press that erased a 72-66 deficit with 1:19 left on the clock.

At that point, Jeff Johnson hit two free throws, and seconds later John Geringer got a field goal to narrow the E-Hawks' margin of 72-70.

Kingsbury's jump shot from the left of the basket knotted the score. The E-Hawks threw the ball in and three Braves cornered a rattled E-Hawk. Out of the melee, Kingsbury emerged with the sphere and hit the winning cripple. The Braves' press did not allow the full court desperation toss at game's end.

The victory puts the Braves at 1-2 for the season and 1-1 in Lakes Conference action. The E-Hawks have identical records.

For the first time this season Doug Miller hit in double figures and added a creditable floor game. The senior guard got eight field goals and two free tosses.

Free throws kept Emmetsburg in the contest as they counted on 27 of 35 attempts for 80 percent.

The Braves got 32 field goals and Emmetsburg 23

Johnson attributed the full court, man-to-man press for some interesting statistics from the last quarter. In that period, Emmetsburg shot only six times and made three, while Cherokee got 28 shots and counted on 11. For the contest, Cherokee hit 35 percent from the field on 32 of 86 attempts. The E-Hawks shot a hot 47 percent on 23 of 49.

Cherokee had a decisive 45-28 rebound edge. Besides Johnson's 21 grabs, Geringer, Miller, Al

Wichtendahl, and John Arnbrose each got four and Jon Hantsbarger three.

Ambrose, cited for his good game by Coach Johnson, led in assists.

Miller got seven steals and recoveries to lead in that department. Ambrose got five, Wichtendahl

three and Geringer and Kingsbury two.

Mer-Cleg Jumps Past Hinton Clubs

CLEGHORN — Meriden-Cleghorn boys and girls notched impressive basketball victories

over Hinton's clubs Friday night.

The girls romped away from the visitors. 82-39, in the opener, while the Comets dusted off Hinton's five, 54-38. in the windup.

Diane Dobson tossed in 43 points with a 19-basket barrage plus five free throws in the girls game. Linda Lundell hit 25 (12-1) while guards Karen Hurd, Shirley Johnson and Connie Lindgren sparkled in backcourt for Dale Alderson's maids.

Linda Rath sank 22 (7-8) for Hinton's six.

Tigers win 82-30 Over Primghar: 34 for Ahrens in Sutherland Romp

SUTHERLAND — Roger Ahrens bombed in 34 points and pulled off 26 rebounds Friday

night to lead Sutherland past Primghar, 82-30, in Sioux Valle y Conference basketball.

The win gave Sutherland a 2-1 record overall.

The Tigers of Coach Gary Williams are 2-0 in the Sioux Valley and tied with Paullina, Alta and Milford for the lead.

Ahrens, 6-10 and weighing 206 pounds this year, struck for 17 field goals. Noel Lange got 15 points on six fielders and three free tosses for the Tigers, and Paul Mugge hit 10 (5-0). Ladd Huffman, 6-3, toiled the boards vigorously and had 17 grabs. Bob Wolf hit nine points for the losers.

Third Paullina Victory, 71-49

AURELIA — Neil Fegebank, Randy Rohlfsen and Brian Pauling all hit in double figures Friday

night as unbeaten Paullina rolled over a shorter Aurelia team, 71-49, in Sioux Valley Conference basketball. Paullina hit a hot 59 per cent.

The victory was. the third in a row overall and the second in the Sioux Valley for Coach Larry Dick's Panthers. The loss was the.second in the league for Coach Duane Buttenob's Bulldogs.

Fegebank flicked in 18 points on seven field goals and four free-throws,while Rohlfsen sank 16 (8 -0) and Pauling 15 (5-5).

Tom Estes rapped in 19 points with six baskets and seven out of eight free throw tries to lead Aurelia and the night's individual scoring. Steve Menefee netted 10 (4-2).

25 Years Ago


We have now passed Thanksgiving and we haven’t experienced a serious winter storm yet, which is quite fortunate, because we still have 20-25 per cent of our corn crop in the field. The temperatures are still lurking around the mid 20s and the farmers are trying to do their best to get the grain in the dryers. Elevator dryers and on - the - farm dryers are both working overtime.

The recent rain storm tracked a diagonal course across Iowa from the extreme southwest to the extreme northeast. We were on the northwest edge of some snowfall, and snowfalls along that line dumped 4 to 7 inches, really putting a halt to the corn harvest in those areas.

Gingerbread House Display and Contest

The Aurelia Public Library will hold its 3rd annual Gingerbread House Display/Contest on Saturday December 12th.

Children and adults are encouraged to participate by bringing their gingerbread creations to the library before 10 a.m. on the 12th, Several prizes will be awarded, and the display will continue through Dec. 19th. Join in the Christmas fun!

Christmas Lighting Contest

The Aurelia Commercial Club is once again sponsoring a Christmas Lighting and Decorating Contest for the people of the Aurelia Community.

Everyone is encouraged to decorate their homes and enter the Decorating Contest. Please complete the entry blank and and leave it at First Trust and Savings Bank or Heritage Bank N.A.

The judging will be done on Friday December 11th and winners will be announced on Saturday December 12th during the Appreciation Dinner,

Take advantage of the warm weather to get your outside decorating done.

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