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Stories from Thursday, April 3, 2008

Amped UP Café/Hale's Guitars opens in Sutherland (04/03/08)
The Amped UP Café and Hales Guitars in Sutherland held a Red Ribbon ceremony on March 22. Pictured with owners Dan and Melissa Hale (center) is the Sutherland Commercial Club. The Café is open from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Photo by Mike Leckband...
County Parks gearing up for 2008 season (04/03/08)
Cherokee County has over 1,000 acres of land the have been devoted to parks. Shortly, most of the parks will be open for the season. One of the parks that will soon be open is the Silver Sioux Recreation Area. Silver Sioux is 160 acres of hills and forest that lie next to the Little Sioux River south of Cherokee...
Council to search for city manager (04/03/08)
Ament Addition storm sewer 'mess' needs resolved The search for a city manager will grind forward with an assist from the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council (SIMPCO), it was decided March 25 at the Cherokee City Council Meeting. In other business, the Council adjusted admission rates for the Bacon Aquatic Center, discussed Ament Addition storm sewer woes and possible late penalties against the contractor involved, and considered reducing speed limits on two city streets and plans to address public nuisances.. ...
Cherokee School Board ratifies CEA labor contract (04/03/08)
4.5-percent package increase approved The Cherokee School District Board of Education ratified the Master Working Agreement with the Cherokee Education Association for the 2008-09 school year at the regular board meeting March 24 at Washington High School...
Rod Brown is Tomahawk 'Honorary Ref' (04/03/08)
Rod Brown, the 2008 Tomahawk Relays Honorary Referee, has helped with the Cherokee Tomahawk Relays since he was in the 7th grade here. His commitment to assist in the "Northwest Iowa Track & Field Classic" began after his return from military service in 1970, 38 years ago...
G-H, S-C approve football sharing (04/03/08)
The Galva-Holstein and Schaller-Crestland Boards of Education have each approved the plan for their schools to participate in a shared football program for the next two seasons (2008 and 2009). The team will be called the Buffalo Ridge Bison, and the shared program has been assigned to District 2 in Class 2A by the Iowa High School Athletic Association...
Braves run at USD Midwest Indoor (04/03/08)
Pearson, Schuett, Lugar pace Cherokee VERMILLION, S.D. - A partial Cherokee Braves track and field squad fared well in the USD Midwest Indoor Championships here on March 22, keyed by Luke Pearson winning the 1000-meter run in a time of 3:02.77. Kyle Schuett and Drew Lugar earned runner-up finishes in their specialties, with Schuett clocking 7.23 seconds in the 60 meters, and Lugar timed in 9.02 seconds in the 60-yard high hurdles...
Christopher L. Harkins (04/03/08)
Christopher L. Harkins 33, of Ute, a former Cherokee resident, died Saturday March 22, 2008. Visitation was held on March 27 at the Armstrong Funeral Home at 210 South Day Avenue in Ute. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m., and burial will be in Oregon at a later date...
Emma Wollman (04/03/08)
Emma Wollman, 70, of Cherokee, died Sunday March 23, 2008, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. A private graveside service will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date. Greenwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
West and Mattson/daughter (04/03/08)
Ryan West and Amanda Mattson of Aurelia are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Cassandra Jean Grau-West was born on March 2, 2008 at 11:54. She weighed 5 lbs. and 8 oz. and measured 18 inches long. Welcoming Cassandra home are here two brothers Carson and Jacob...
Sangwin/son (04/03/08)
Greg and Laura Sangwin of Peterson are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Zane Gregory Sangwin was born on March 18, 2008 at 7:33 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs. and 3 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Welcoming Zane home was his sister Laina. Grandparents are Larry and Mary Ann Northway of Laurens and Marilyn Hansen of Laurens and Mike and Kathy Sangwin of Laurens...
DeVos/son (04/03/08)
Aaron and Joni DeVos are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Gerrit Robert Devos was born on March 3, 2008 at 5:26 p.m. He weighed 8 lbs. and measured 21 inches long. Welcoming Gerrit home are his sisters Breeana and Nicole and his brother Maxwell...
Trevarthen and Smith (04/03/08)
Robyn Marie Trevarthen and Alex David Smith of Lincoln, Neb. were united in marriage on Sept. 15, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in Blair, Neb. Pastor Denny Silk officiated the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Donald and Dixie Trevarthen of Blair, Neb. and David and Lorene Smith of Cherokee...
Schwaller/Gregory engagement (04/03/08)
Bill and Sue Schwaller of Cherokee are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Ashley Sue Schwaller to Christopher Robert Gregory, son of Jim and Laura Gregory of Des Moines. Ashley is a 1999 graduate of Washington High School and a 2005 graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. She is currently a Structural Engineer for Shive-Hattery in West Des Moines...
BASIC BIITTNER: Pray ball! (04/03/08)
For those of you missed it, the Major League Baseball season opened Tuesday (March 25). Not Spring Training - not the Grapefruit League or Cactus League. No, the real-live actual Major League Baseball season opener, featuring the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox against the Oakland Athletics. The Bosox won the game, as good old Manny Ramirez hit his second 2-run double of the game to lead Boston to a 6-5 extra inning win...
Gray Matters:Historical Society Up-date (04/03/08)
I wish I were able to visit all of the museums and historical centers in our area as I know each one is unique and each makes its special contribution to our quality of life. As I can't get around to them all, I am writing today about The Marcus Historical Society and hoping some of my observations will apply to many of the others, as well...
Donors, beware! (04/03/08)
Iowans are known throughout the land as being understanding and receptive to their fellow man, to charities and to good causes. However, this warm humanitarianism is too often taken advantage of by outright scams that pocket charitable donations, or by professional fund-raisers that devour as much as 80-90 percent of the donations in "fund-raising expenses."...
Support our firefighters (04/03/08)
We encourage area residents to support the Cherokee Volunteer Fire Department by purchasing tickets now available for the 126th annual Fireman's Dance, to be held at the Cherokee VFW Club Saturday, April 5. Great dance music will be provided by the popular "Rialto Band."...