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Cherokee Daily Times (Newspaper) - October 24, 1970, Cherokee, Iowa Since 1931 the store that is famous for name Brand merchandise men amp boys Wear Wop Pep 24 years of Progress earnings paid to savers reserves Speelmon a d a lunch and Steak House founded gun death two men had been Hunting both were sex service veterans and should have known the danger of guns. Both became intoxicated a Shotgun went off while unloading it from a car or carrying it carelessly. Ronald Miller lost his life. County sheriff Carl Schleef assisted chief of police Art Locke in the investigation. Lets punch punchers charges of illegal Possession of gambling equipment were filed against five places in the county where punch boards were seized. The boards Are innocent looking games but the boys set the stakes too High on the Chance of punching the right Hole. Statistics improve postwar marriage and birth a records Are soaring higher and higher. We need All the new Homes we can possibly build even though we Are doing Well along that line and we must have that new school. The d amp r lunch a where friends meet to eat now in our 24th year for nearly a Quarter of a Century the longest continuing restaurant has enjoyed the privilege of serving the Fine people of this area with the finest in dining. Where you save does make a difference Sioux Valley savings amp loan association 227 w. Main Cherokee Silt s Riel. I business i c 11 b i--------1 a a in i t our i chapter 4 Zwilli Mim . Cherokee Baily times a i--------1 i Iii i Lnu a re Ini a my in i it intr i Miller i i s j i Belling. J j Issac i my vat if Ivo Fil Ica a j i f Julie service i 64 keeping High water hits hard up with the times when schools again made news. 1047 Justin Barry honoured As master newsman Justin Barry received the highest journalistic award it the Iowa press association that of master editor publisher. The presentation was made by or. Schramm of the University of Iowa school in Secl new firms Don Speelmon and Roy Martin used the initials of their first names in naming their new Sand wich shop on East main just West of the River. The building with its fixtures was completed in time to open shortly before Christmas 1946. Speelmon was in the Navy for several years Martin was in the hatchery business. They will be Happy to serve you at the Horseshoe shaped counter in their modern lunchroom. Cherokee welcomes the newly organized Sioux Valley savings and loan association. Leo Matt Heads the organization with Charles Allison Vic pres a. J. Hughes Sec a treas other Board members Are Karl Hall a. G. Popma Dwight Clark Lee Miller and gunner Sterling. 4-h achievement lacking room to Tell of the Fine work of the 4-h in this county we can Only drop in a Quot for ii stance now and then. Jim Kludas was one of 25 Iowa youths invited to attend the National 4-h Cor Gress in Chicago and reports that it was very inspiring and exciting. He was erne of eight winners in the National soil conservation contest and received a $200 College scholarship. Of journalism at the press association meeting in Des Moines. Our readers Are aware of or. Barrys Fine work in the 32 years he has been editor of the Cherokee times which has been a daily newspaper since 1928. A Man of wide vision Justin Barry and his newspaper have always stood for Community building projects and organizations. Always a Booster for Good roads he became president of the Highway 59 association which has seen completion of the North South Road from Canada to the Gulf. Cherokee is Are proud of the Honor bestow of on their fellow townsman and Friend. A hard working keen minded Newspaperman who has carried a heavy Load during wartime and since due to a Scarcity of manpower and supplies he has won his laurels with modesty and dignity. Times now in Washta the times has taken Over the subscription list of the Washta journal which has faithfully rep resented the interests of that Community for 60 years. The journal will is combined with the times and Many of its correspondents will continue to cover the news of the Southwest part of the county. Or. And mrs. J. A. Launtz Laboured earnestly in producing the journal and will be greatly missed. Quot Kitty a Corners by mrs. Launtz has been quoted All Over the state her comments on affairs were Clever and witty. Justin Barry roads improved this year the county roads have been getting some real attention which they badly needed. A program was Laid out by the supervisors and Good Progress has been made. Driving course a new Ford training car with dual controls is in use at Wilson High school for the new course in Driver education. Engel motor company furnished the car to the school for $1. Let us Spray Fly control Day june 5, found Chero Keans spraying All Over the place following Well planned instructions. Of course sanitary measures to prevent further development of bugs came first. 10,051,281 War dead reburial Cherokee has had More than its share of floods this year. The last of april the River came up so fast that part of the City water Supply was contaminated a switch was made to the state Hospital Supply for a Day or so. The water was up As far As the b and b Market at 500 fast main. In june we had a Whing Dinger of a Flash flood the Meek Railroad Creek turning into a raging torrent. Every available boat was called into service to Rescue people and pets. The i Ark was flooded twice but recovered remarkably Well. Spring Lake swimming was Cut off for a Short period. Schoolman honoured the 1947 Che Okean annual of Wilson High school was dedicated to the memory of Lyman Simpson for 30 years chief Engineer of the Cherokee Public schools. Quot Wilson High is a i most a living memorial to or. Simpson As he had Given it his care since it was built in 1916. The athletic Field if which we Are so proud was his Pride and Joy. Never asking for Praise for his Many services he was always willing to do his share and More to make others Hospital funds needed the Campaign to finance remodelling and enlargement of the Sioux Valley Hospital is moving along Well but at this Christmas time Many thousands of dollars Are still needed. Public spirited citizens Are reminded that Money subscribed to this Fine cause before the end of the year will relieve them of a portion of their tax Load. An Earnest Effort will Complete the canvass at an Early Date. Flit Eman remembered since the death of Irv Nelson the fire department has carried on under tile capable leadership it Dale Goldie. Nelson was responsible for building our Fine department All the boys agree. We Are proud of our fire fighters and support diem this year As every year when they have the big Ball to raise Money. Oge foe brought Back on Hohe ground As 1947 draws to a close the first bodies of the world War ii dead Are being shipped Home from across the seas. Those who gave their lives on foreign soil Are being Laid to rest in Home cemeteries allover the country two years after the wars end six years after Pearl Harbor. The first of these caskets to be returned to Cherokee was that of sgt. Leo Heinen. An american legion escort met the train and marched with the Hearse. By order of the mayor All flags in the City were flown at half Mast during the military funeral rites mass was celebrated at the visitation Church and the final Tri voters approve funds for new High school the voters of the Independent school District of Cherokee were overwhelmingly in favor of a new High school at the special school election in january. A Bond Issue for $207,000 was approved. Since this amount was not considered sufficient to build and equip a present Day High two men drowned tragedy ended the summer vacation of or. And mrs. George Cobb in Indiana while visiting their daughter mrs. Clement Derose. George Cobb and his son Donald were both drowned while trying to get their boat Back to Shore when a storm came up while they were fishing on an Indiana Lake. George has been a Barber in this Vicinity for Many years. Dor Ald 38, graduated from High school Here and played in a dance orchestra before joining the armed forces. He had been working in Indiana with his brother in Law since the War. He is Sui Vived by his wife the former Carol Adsit and a son Larry. School an additional 2mt Mill Levy for ten years was also balloted upon favourably. No plans have been drawn up for the new school nor has a site been selected but it is hoped that we can have a new building in two years. This will remove the congestion All through the system by making the present High school a Junior High. A Large auditorium is planned As Well As a gymnasium which would handle crowds of no less than 2,500. Bottlers win prize the Cherokee bottling company received a National award of $450 for winning first place in the bottling of squirt a soft drink. The local product was the most uniform Over a six month period. Foreman Roger l. Smith was Given credit for this Success by manager Crossman and mrs. Winifred Scherrer Plant owner. Realty firm expands Joe Timmins has joined his father t. M., in the Timmins real estate firm. Joe has been a Deputy internal Revenue collector at Council Bluffs. Bute was sounded by a firing squad at Maryhill cemetery. Most it us remember Leo Best As a grinning kid of 13 sitting on a big tractor. He had done a better Job of blowing than any Man at the blowing match and was the hero it the hour. He became a Good Farmer and seed Salesman before -. Sgt. Heinen was killed on a Day at Omaha Beach at the age of thirty. We have Many More coming Home who died in defense of their country we want to Accord each of them every Honor. Drafting is ende the selective service system has come to an end. The Young men of the United states will receive no More Quot greetings from die president letters. Cherokee county a selective service Board draft Board As it is More commonly known had the same personnel from 1940 to the end w. H. Bischell Aurelia chairman Laurence Boothby Cleghorn Meyer Wolff Cherokee. These men without pay spent countless hours in processing around 5,000 men. Soap Rok race held last year an attempt was made to renew the soap Box Derby contests Here but a shortage of Metal wheels made it impossible. This year there were plenty of wheels fastened to varied vehicles. Marvin Minkler nosed out Phil Mummert for a thrilling finish in the finals. Food for students a hot lunch program has been started in the Cherokee schools with mrs. John Pelton As head Cook and manager. Two rooms fun the Southwest Corner of the basement it the Wilson building were remodeler and modern equipment installed for this project. Savings accounts it

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