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Stories from Thursday, October 9, 2008

Lily of the Valley to host open house (10/09/08)
The Cherokee County Retired School Personnel (CCRSP) will be hosting an open house at the Lily of the Valley School house on Sunday October 12. Everyone is invited to come and tour the school and have refreshments from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. They will be serving cookies, old-fashioned lemonade and hot apple cider...
Supervisors approve underground tech lines (10/09/08)
The Cherokee County Supervisors met for their regular meeting on Tuesday Sept.30th on the lower level of the Cherokee Courthouse. The Board approved the agenda and minutes of the previous meeting. Dave Shanahan, County Engineer, presented two underground utility permits. The Board approved the underground permits to Qwest for high tech electric utility lines under a 520 St. in Section 24 of Cherokee Township and under 580th St. in Section 24 of Pilot Township...
Council approves Marcus projects (10/09/08)
MARCUS - The Marcus City Council held two special meetings within a week to deal with the sale of some real estate in the new Business Park. They also approved the paving of Eagle Street, which is the last street to be paved in the park. Alliance of Orange City was approved to do the job at a cost if $84,452, which was $4,000 under the other bid. Work should begin within the week. which also includes the sub-grading...
Pearse promoted to Colonel (10/09/08)
The United States Air Force has announced that John W. Pearse has been promoted to the rank of Colonel effective Sepember 1, 2008. Pearse is a 1984 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School and a 1988 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is assigned to Maxwell Air Force Base, Al., where he is attending Air War College...
Aurelia Homecoming Activities (10/09/08)
Emphasis on aging (10/09/08)
Careage Hills of Cherokee has recently joined the Eden Alternative, a not-for-profit organization "dedicated to remaking the experience of aging and disability across America and around the world." The Eden Alternative supports others in the creation of communities which eliminate the plagues of lonliness, helplessness, and boredom of the aged and disabled. Pictured here are the staff and management of Careage Hills. Photo contributed...
Bulldog Quilt (10/09/08)
This quilt was made by Janet Laursen and her daughter Erin, a junior at Aurelia High School. It is being raffled off by the Aurelia High School football cheerleading squad and tickets may be purchased (for $1 each or six for $5) at the remaining Aurelia home football games (Oct. 16 and 23). The drawing for the quilt winner will be at the final home game on Thursday October 23. Photo by Beth Hanner (courtesy of the Aurelia Star)...
Remember our troops! (10/09/08)
Lady Pirates place second in WVC Tourney (10/09/08)
MAPLETON - The Galva-Holstein Lady Pirates made it to the finals of the first --ever Western Valley Conference volleyball tournament here on Sept.29, but were they were unable to top IKM/Manning, and lost the championship match to the South Division team by game scores of 25-17, 25-18...
Jones Class 2A 'Player of Week' (10/09/08)
DES MOINES -- During the 2008 Iowa High School football season, Iowa Network Services and your local Independent Telephone Companies are proud to present a "Player of the Week" from Iowa's high school football regular season play. Iowa Network Services and your local Independent Telephone Company congratulate this week's winners...
Braves out early to beat Raiders (10/09/08)
WALL LAKE - The Cherokee Braves, playing in new confines in a new District this season, are starting to get their sea legs, and what better place than next to a body of water. The Braves, notching their third consecutive victory, sunk East Sac County 34-20 here Friday night, after reeling in a 34-0 lead late into the third quarter, before the host Raiders tallied three unanswered touchdowns with one late in the third, and two more in the fourth to make the outcome respectable...
Bulldogs blitz Bobcats (10/09/08)
AURELIA - The fast-improving Aurelia Bulldogs hung up 22 points in the first quarter on the way to a decisive 41-10 District football victory over Charter Oak-Ute at Homecoming 2008 here on Oct. 3. Fleet running back Jacob Howey figured in on four touchdowns for the victorious Bulldogs, scoring on runs of five, 15, and 43 yards, and catching an 11-yard TD pass from quarterback Camrin Meyer...
Cherokee girls handle E-LC, 3-1 (10/09/08)
The Cherokee Washington High girls, showing rapid improvement each time out, survived a fierce battle with Lakes Conference volleyball foe Estherville-LC here on Oct. 2 to claim a hard-fought 3-1 victory. Cherokee claimed the hotly-contested match with game scores of 24-26, 27-25, 25-22, 25-11...
From the Midway: Time to 'butt' out (10/09/08)
As most of you know, Iowa passed a no smoking law that took effect on July 1. There are reports of some problems with this law coming to fruition. The first issue is that cigarette butts are littering sidewalks and streets all over the state. My thought on this, is… well, duh...
Watch for deer when driving (10/09/08)
Iowa drivers must be aware that deer soon will pose a potentially dangerous threat to motor vehicles and their passengers on all Midwest roads - especially during the months of October and November. As the fall harvest kicks in, crop and cover patterns change dramatically and quickly, daylight hours become shorter, and the deer breeding season begins, deer are on the move more than any time of the year. ...