Alice L. Cedar

Alice L. Cedar Alice L. Cedar, 76, of Cherokee, a former Aurelia resident, passed away on January 27, 2009, in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on January 31st at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Larry Nilson officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery at rural Meriden.Boothby Funeral Home in Chreokee was in charge of […]

Henry F. Johnson

Henry F. Johnson Henry F. Johnson, 82, of Washta, Iowa, a former rural Aurelia area resident, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at the Sunrise Retirement Community. Funeral services were held on January 29th at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Burial was in the Sunset View Cemetery in Washta, with military rites at the cemetery. […]

Patrick E. Payne

Patrick Evan Payne, 56, of Cherokee, Iowa, died Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at the Cherokee Villa and Nursing Rehab Center in Cherokee. As per Patrick’s wishes, his body was cremated and no services were held. Greenwood Funeral Home of Cherokee was in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be sent to greenwoodfuneral.com.

Basic Biittner: Super Sunday

Sunday Feb. 1 is the big day. Super Sunday. An American institution. Believe it or not, children, it hasn’t always been this way. Though the National Football League was founded in the 1920s, it really didn’t become big until fifty seasons ago. Though I was just 8 years old at the time, I remember watching “The Greatest Game,” as it’s […]

Home fires usually avoidable

Nearly three in four people killed in home heating fires in 2006 died in fires that involved (stationary or portable) space heaters, according to a new report released by the National Fire Protection Association. In 2006, heating equipment was involved in an estimated 64,100 U.S. home structure fires, 540 civilian deaths, 1,400 civilian injuries, and $9.4 million in direct property […]

Bulldogs have long night at #8 L-M

Jordan Glawe of Aurelia goes up high for a shot against two leaping defenders in recent basketball action in Aurelia. Photo by Dan Whitney Aurelia girls also lose, 48-32 LAURENS – Though they trailed by just five points after the first quarter of their basketball game here on Jan. 27th, the Aurelia Bulldog boys were “just not there,” said their […]

G-H girls drop tough road games

Breanna Mathes of Galva-Holstein pockets a rebound against a Westwood opponent in recent girls basketball action in Holstein. Photo by Reta Todd The Galva-Holstein girls basketball team dropped a pair of tough road games recently, falling 61-36 at Woodbury Central on Jan. 23rd, and 74-42 to 10th-ranked (2A) Battle Creek-Ida Grove in Western Valley Tournament action in Ida Grove on […]

MMC boys fall to tough opponents

John Hoefling of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn is fouled while going up for a shot in recent boys basketball action. Photo by Roy Tucker The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys lost two recent games to quality opponents, falling 58-53 at West Sioux on Jan. 23, then dropping a 78-49 verdict to Ruthven-Ayrshire in Marcus the next night. Will Hanson led the Eagles at West Sioux with […]

Lady Eagles split two recent games

Kayla Foresman of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn grabs a rebound in recent girls basketball action, while teammate Erica Dreckman watches from afar. MMC split two recent games. Photo by Roy Tucker MARCUS – The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls split two recent games, falling hard 65-39 at West Sioux on Jan. 23, and then rebounding with an impressive 60-27 victory over Ruthven-Ayrshire here the next night. […]

City Council OKs CFD bids, hears budget requests

Closing streets for unique ‘Pancake Day Race’ also approved The Cherokee City Council on Jan. 27th approved bids for new Cherokee Fire Department equipment, approved a resolution to commit local funding for a Surface Transportation Program (STP) to renovate a three-block stretch of North 11th Street scheduled for year 2013, and heard funding requests from the Cherokee Area Economic Development […]