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Stories from Thursday, June 12, 2008

Storm Damage (06/12/08)
A June 4th storm took its toll on several trees in the area. These photos show a large branch on a tree behind Bergert Water Conditioning, 306 S. Main Street in Cherokee, which broke in half between 9:30 and 10 p.m. and fell on owner Butch Bergert's garage. Photos by Dan Whitney
Shiloh receives certiication and national recognition (06/12/08)
Cherokee Police Department K-9 Shiloh and her handler, Officer Adam Roberts, traveled to Cookeville, Tenn. (near Nashville) to take part in a National show for police dogs May 18 - 21, and returned with some good results. Shiloh participated in a test for certification as a drug-sniffing canine, sniffing out several rooms and vehicles in search of illegal drugs. ...
Shopping Spree Winner (06/12/08)
As part of Hy-Vee's annual spring party, a 90 second shopping spree was awarded. The winner of the Shopping Spree was Wendy Nelson of Sutherland. Nelson, the mother of five, had a strategy in place for her 90 seconds of shopping. The plan was to go for the meat department, diapers and cereal. She quickly learned just how quickly 90 seconds goes by. The total of her meat selections during the shopping spree was $453.78. Photos by Rhonda Fassler...
Pilot Rock DAR honored at State convention (06/12/08)
The Iowa Society Daughters of the American Revolution held its 109th State conference at the Gateway Hotel and conference Center at Ames on May 1-3. The conference theme was "Iowa Daughters" Live Our Revolutionary Heritage from the Mississippi to the Missouri Rivers…Recruit, Research, Re-Energize."...
Wa-Tan-Ye donation (06/12/08)
The Wa-Tan-Ye Service Organization donated a check for $100 to the Cherokee Public Library on June 5th. The donation will be used to purchase large print books for the library. Standing, left to right, are Phyllis Parrott, Elaine Hollenbeck, Shirley Beck, Mary Jo Ruppert and Mary Bofenkamp. Arleen Hultman is seated. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Positive Youth Development and 4-H Get Results (06/12/08)
You may assume that adolescents are inherently "at risk" and try to "fix" their problems. Or you may take another perspective --- positive youth development -- believing that youth have assets and can become constructive contributors to society. That's the perspective of ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development. A new national study confirms that positive youth development and 4-H get better results...
Thrivent donates to tornado victim fund (06/12/08)
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has announced that they have established a matching program for all gifts to Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) designated specifically to LSI's disaster response efforts in northeast Iowa. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will match $1 for every $3 donated to LSI for use in the communities affected by the devastating tornado that touched down on May 25. ...
Christensen pitches G-H past BCIG (06/12/08)
GALVA - The Galva-Holstein girls improved their overall record to 5-5 and their conference record to 3-1 with an entertaining 3-0 win over Battle Creek-Ida Grove here on June 5th. The Lady Pirates got a great pitching performance from sophomore Jaime Christensen, as she pitched seven innings, gave up only two hits, struck out five, and did not walk a single batter in the dynamic shut-out...
Spencer girls tame Cherokee, 6-3 (06/12/08)
Carlson's first-inning home run not enough SPENCER - The Cherokee Washington High softball team came out swinging here on June 5th to grab a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the host Spencer Tigers withstood that rally and hung on to overcome the WHS girls, 6-3, in Lakes Conference action...
Extra-inning losses hit River Valley girls (06/12/08)
The hard-luck River Valley softball team lost two 9-inning games by just one run on the way to successive losses on three consecutive days against tough foes last week in Maple Valley Conference action. On June 2, the Wolverines dropped a tense 8-7 game in nine innings to Lawton-Bronson in Correctionville, lost 2-1 in nine innings at Woodbury Central Tuesday night, and lost 7-1 to Odebolt-Arthur in Correctionville Wednesday night in a weather make-up game previously postponed due to inclement weather.. ...
Jenness/son (06/12/08)
Sarah Jenness of Cleghorn is pleased to announce the birth of her son. Kadin Michael Jenness was born on May 25, 2008 at 4:35 a.m. He weighed 8 lbs. and 4 oz. and measured 22 inches long. Welcoming Kadin home was his brother Carter. Grandparents are Brian and Joanne Jenness of Marcus...
Lam/son (06/12/08)
Bryan Lam of Cherokee is pleased to announce the birth of his son. Issac Lam was born on May 23, 2008 at 4:10 a.m. He weighed 6 lbs. and 8 oz. and measured 19 ¼ inches long. Welcoming Issac home is his brother Brayden.
Harris/daughter (06/12/08)
Fred and Suzanne Harris of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Emily Grace Harris was born on May 21, 2008 at 4:27 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs. and measured 19 inches long.
Gravenish and Smith/daughter (06/12/08)
Brady Gravenish and Tessa Smith of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Elyssa Margaret Gravenish. Born on May 27, 2008 at 10:35 p.m. She weighed 7 lbs. and 9 oz. and measured 21 inches long. Welcoming Elyssa home were her two brothers Gavin and Gabriel...
Andresen/daughter (06/12/08)
Doug and Jacy Andresen of Galva are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter. Carly Jean Andresen was born on May 23, 2008 at 3:33 a.m. She weighed 6 lbs. and 13 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Welcoming Carly home are her two brothers, Skyler and Kaden...
Winding Roads: What is our priority? (06/12/08)
What is important for the economy? Most folks would say the price of oil is putting a choke-hold on our economy. When Bush took us to war, I don't know if they realized just how much of an effect it all would have on oil and what a snowball effect it would have on just about everything...
A memorable day (06/12/08)
An important anniversary has come and gone without much recognition. It wasn't until a staff member at the office asked, "Did we do anything for D-Day in the paper?" that we thought about the June 6 anniversary of the most significant victory for the Allies during World War 11...