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Stories from Thursday, July 24, 2008

WHS expands open campus (07/24/08)
The Cherokee School Board approved limited open campus for sophomores and juniors at a July 17th meeting. This is the carrot part of a "carrot and stick policy" to encourage academic progress. "My focus is on getting them to make progress toward graduation," Larry Hunecke, Washington High School principal, told the school board at the meeting...
Ag day celebration (07/24/08)
Hundreds of people lined up for burgers grilled by the Cherokee County Pork Producers and the Cherokee County Cattlemen during the July 17th Ag Day celebration in Cherokee. Photo by Ken Ross
Red ribbon cutting at Hinkhouse Hearing (07/24/08)
Cherokee Chamber of Commerce members hold the red ribbon as Peg Hinkhouse, surrounded by daughter Mikki, husband Rich and son Sam, prepares to cut the ribbon at her new business, located at 110 North 2nd Street. Photo by Dan Whitney.
Marcus Fair to feature Westernaires (07/24/08)
One of the entertainment features at this year's Marcus Fair will be the Westernaires, billed as 'The Finest Precision Mounted Drill Team At Speed In The World." There will be two performances at the arena on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Marcus Fair Arena. One performance will be at 1 p.m. and the other will be after the draft horse competition in the evening. The team will also participate in the parade on Saturday, Aug. 9...
Position vacant (07/24/08)
The position of parks and rec director/pool manager for the city of Cherokee is currently vacant. The vacancy will be discussed at the July 22nd meeting of the Cherokee City Council.
Times Gone By (07/24/08)
100 years ago A couple of weeks ago Jeweler Burris noticed a fine appearing horse being driven by Asa Wheelock, of Pilot township, and as it would make a good mate for his driving horse a trade was struck and Burris came into possession of the coveted nag. ...
Braves overtake Okoboji, 7-3 (07/24/08)
Critical Johnson, Ruehle hits salvage day for #1 Cherokee DES MOINES - Wearing the proverbial bull's-eye on their jerseys, the #1 Cherokee Braves withstood a stern challenge from a solid, cranked-up Okoboji team to claim a 7-3 win in the opening Class 2A quarterfinal round of the Iowa State Baseball Championships here Saturday afternoon...
6 Braves first-team All-Lakes (07/24/08)
Jones, Ege, Schuett unanimous picks Five Cherokee Braves, including three unanimous picks, have earned first-team honors on the 2008 All-Lakes Conference Teams announced last week. Heading those selections are unanimous picks, sophomore pitcher/first baseman Cody Ege, junior catcher/pitcher Tyler Jones, and junior outfielder Kyle Schuett. ...
They're back! (07/24/08)
The 2008 Cherokee Washington High Braves toppled a 30-4 Fort Dodge St. Edmond's team 10-2 in a Class 2A Substate Championship battle July 16th in Carroll , to earn their fourth consecutive trip to the Iowa State Baseball Championships in Des Moines. Cherokee met Okoboji on July 19th in the quarterfinals at Principal Park in Des Moines...
Wulkow named to NFHS Board (07/24/08)
INDIANAPOLIS, IND - Richard Wulkow, executive director of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, has been named to a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the National High School Federation (NFHS) of State Activities Associations. Wulkow, a native of Lytton, IA, was assistant executive director for 25 years and in 2005, he became the executive director. He was a prominent teacher, coach and administrator in Iowa schools prior to joining the IHSAA in 1980...
Green/Hannapel wedding (07/24/08)
Lindsay Green, daughter of Martha Green and the late Dennis Green, and Brent Hannapel, son of Dr. David Hannapel and Patricia Gibler of Ames, were married on Sept. 2, 2007. The couple exchanged their vows in an outdoor ceremony attended by their close family and friends...
From the Midway: Rob Hubler is no joke (07/24/08)
I recently received a phone call from a staff member of the Rob Hubler campaign. Hubler, a Democrat, is running for the fifth district congressional seat that is currently held by Congressman Steve King. The staff member who called me informed me that Hubler was coming to Cherokee, and asked if there was any time that he could sit down and talk with us at the paper. ...
Consider service to schools (07/24/08)
Perhaps no other endeavor has more importance to the future than the education of today's youth, a process not only involving students, parents and professional educators but the entire community. Serving on a school board is a means to have a impact on the future of the nation and of the world...