Visiting the Pumpkin Patch (10/29/08)
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Visiting the Pumpkin Patch (10/29/08)
Grand Opening at Marcus' Hometown Guesthouse (10/29/08)
On October 19, Marcus' newest enterprise, the Hometown Guesthouse, was launched in proper style with an Open House celebration. A sizeable crowd was present at the event to cheer things on as the ribbon was snipped, officially announcing that the new motel is now officially open and ready for business. Photos by Ron Flewelling...
American Natural Soy receives pristine award (10/29/08)
Ken Root (left), farm broadcaster for WHO Radio of Des Moines, along with Cherokee County Farm Bureau President Blaine Perry (right), presented the Iowa Farm Bureau's Renew Rural Iowa award to Mark and Julie Schuett (center) of American Natural Soy last week...
Tourism events grant application date nears (10/29/08)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Tourism Advisory Board has announced the next grant application period for tourism events. Interested local individuals or organizations have until November 15 to fill out the application to receive tourism funds for their projects designed to run anytime between January 1, 2009, and July 1, 2009...
Oakdale youth participate in Walk-A-Thon (10/29/08)
On Sunday afternoon, October 19th, the youth of Oakdale Evangelical Free Church in rural Meriden held a Walk-A-Thon at the Washington High School track in Cherokee. The Walk-A-Thon was a fundraiser to raise money for "Operation Christmas Child, " a Christian international relief organization that provides Christmas gifts for needy children around the world...
Straw Poll held in Cherokee (10/29/08)
Cherokee County received a grant from the Iowans with Disabilities (IDAction) this year, and the county has used the funds for several activites related to the upcoming November 4th general election. On Tuesday October 21, Cherokee County Community Service Director Lisa Langlitz co-ordinated a "straw poll" for members of the community, and Cherokee County Work Services graciously allowed the use of their facility. ...
WITCC hosts Community Education Classes (10/29/08)
Western Iowa Tech Community College and Conference Center in Cherokee is again hosting a series of non-credit Community Education classes in October and November. The popular, informative classes this season include expert instruction and tips on useful and entertaining subjects such as holiday decorating, digital photography, computer basics, personalized gift-making, wine tasting, Christmas cookie decorating, story telling, and beading your own jewelry...
South O'Brien girls fall to Hinton (10/29/08)
PAULLINA - A talented Hinton volleyball club swept all three games to defeat South O'Brien 25-20, 25-20, 25-21 in Class 2A Regional volleyball action here on Oct. 21. Katie Tesch paced the host Wolverines in kills with eight, followed by Chelsie Rohrs, six; Krissa Hetletvedt, four; and Christine Haden, three...
Times Gone By (10/29/08)
Ross Simons completed his barn last Monday and is now ready for use. Grace Pixler and Clarissia Pixler, Mae Armstead and Nicholas Woltman were Cherokee shoppers last Saturday. Lyceum was well attended at Fielding Hall Saturday evening. Mrs. James Booth and Ethel returned from a visit in Nebraska last week...
MMC loses to R-U in volleyball tournament action (10/29/08)
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn's Stephanie Specht (14) and Jalyn Doeden leap high at the net for this spike attempt during the Eagles' hard-fought loss to Remsen-Union in Class 1A Regional Volleyball Tournament action on October 20. The Rockets beat MMC 25-23, 25-21, 19-25, 25-22. No other team statistics were submitted for MMC. Photo by Roy Tucker...
Tourney loss ends Cherokee volleyball season (10/29/08)
ORANGE CITY - Cherokee battled 14th-ranked Orange City Unity Christian to the wire in the first game, but proved to be no match for the tradition-rich Knights the rest of the way, losing a 3-0 Class 2A Regional volleyball opener here on October 21. The host Knights claimed game scores of 25-22, 25-10, 25-12 in the tournament sweep...