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Stories from Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cowboy Up! (05/07/09)
The 43rd edition of the Cherokee PRCA Rodeo comes to the Cherokee County Fairgounds on Thursday, May 28, and will run through the evening performance on Saturday May 30. Rodeo Stock Contractor will again be Northwest Iowa's own Rodeo Hall of Famer, Bob Barnes of Barnes/MJM PRCA Rodeo. The annual PRCA Rodeo is sponsored by the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce Rodeo Committee...
Cherokee School Board hears District's Flu Response Plan (05/07/09)
The Cherokee Community School District's Pandemic Influenza Response Plan - a 40 page booklet devoted to the proper response of the occurrence of an influenza outbreak of pandemic scope - was laid out for the Cherokee School Board at its regular meeting Monday night...
Fair Queen candidates sought (05/07/09)
Applications for the 2009 Cherokee County Fair Queen Contest are now available. Girls must be between the ages of 16 (as of August 1, 2009) and 20. You do not need to be a 4-H member to enter the Queen Contest. All Cherokee County girls are eligible and encouraged to enter...
Cystic Fibrosis Bake Sale Saturday (05/07/09)
Hunter Leavitt's 13th Annual Bake Sale for Cystic Fibrosis will be held in the fellowship hall at Grace United Methodist Church, 303 East Fenton Street in Marcus (just across the street from the MMC High School), from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Saturday. The Bake Sale moved to this location, with better parking, last year, and the move was strongly supported by the community...
Food Drive this Saturday (05/07/09)
The National Association of Letter Carriers will be doing their annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday, May 9. Anyone who would like to contribute is asked to put non-perishable food items in a bag and place the bag by your mailbox. Your letter carrier will then pick up your donation and deliver it to the Mid-Sioux Food Pantry. Pictured are Sara Lively of Mid-Sioux and Don Roethler of the U.S. Postal Service. Photo by Dan Whitney...
Ridge Runners Spring Rendezvous (05/07/09)
The Ridge Runners celebrated their 35th anniversary last weekend with the annual Spring Rendezvous at the Little Sioux Wildlife Area, just south of Cherokee. In the accompanying photo,Mark Klemme of Sheldon shows a coyote pelt to Concordia students from Storm Lake. For more photos from the Rendezvous, see the Photo Gallery...
New kind of beef for Cherokee (05/07/09)
Beef month brings about a whole new kind of beef for the Cherokee area, with a group of six local men creating a limited liability corporation to expand the Cherokee County Beef LLC. Terry Graybill, Ron Wetherell, Doug Stowater, Adam Timmerman, Shane Graybill and Steve Ruden have teamed up to raise American Wagyu beef cattle which is a specialty breed not often found in the United States. ...
Tripping out (05/07/09)
With the Cherokee Middle School's trip to Washington DC just over the horizon,several students have been busy earning money to finance their expedition. Samantha Hirschman, with some help from her mom Kathy and grandma Betty Nafe, went the yard sale route at the Depot to earn some extra cash. Photo by Ron Flewelling...
LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT (05/07/09)
It's the off week for both the "Cherokee Connection" radio program and "Jammin' With Mike Hoover," so what is going on in the Cherokee area this week? Not much that I know of, except for the blockbuster films, Wolverine and Star Trek, both playing at the American Theater...
Le Mars blanks WHS gals (05/07/09)
Visiting Le Mars shut out the Cherokee Washington High girls 9-0 in Lakes Conference tennis action here Monday night. In varsity singles for Cherokee, Demi Dunn lost 10-1 to Samm Rich at #1, Allie Parker lost 10-0 to Caitlin Bauerly at #2, Sydney Morton lost 10-1 to Natalie Miller at #3, Amanda Kohn lost 10-1 to Erica Westhoff at #4, Hillary Wilkie lost 10-2 to Molly Fischer at #5, and Aurora Buschkamp lost 10-1 to Haley Switalski at #6...
Tennis Braves lose at Le Mars (05/07/09)
LE MARS - The Cherokee Braves suffered their first setback in Lakes Conference tennis here Monday night, falling 5-3 in a rain-shortened match. The two teams split their regular season matches, with the Braves winning 6-3 in Cherokee April 16. Monday night in Le Mars the teams split the varsity singles matches 3-3, and Le Mars won #1 and #2 doubles matches before the #3 doubles match was rained out with Cherokee leading 7-4 at the time...
CMS 8th Graders compete at Little Tomahawk Relays (05/07/09)
The Cherokee Middle School 8th grade boys and girls competed in the Little Tomahawk Relays at Washington High School on Monday, and the young Braves totaled 54 points to place fifth in the Boys' team standings. Two members of Coach Mike Nixon's Cherokee squad captured first place finishes, including double winner Marc Husman, who won the 400 meter run with a time of 56.69, and the 800 meters with a time of 2:20.75. ...
Spencer wins Braves golf triangular (05/07/09)
A solid, veteran Spencer squad captured a Lakes Conference boys golf triangular at the Cherokee Golf & Country Club Monday night, carding a 149 to runner-up Cherokee's 161, and Storm Lake's 170. Michael Clark of Spencer was medalist with a three-under par 33, and his teammate Jay Monahan was runner-up with an even-par 36...
Lloyd F. Gronemeyer (05/07/09)
Lloyd F. Gronemeyer, 81, of Milford, formerly of Arnolds Park, and also a former longtime Cherokee resident, passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at his home in Milford. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. ...
Basic Biittner: Random thoughts (05/07/09)
Just some miscellaneus thoughts about a couple of subjects - Last Saturday, a group of paranormal researchers (i.e., they research paranormal activities. I don't know that they themselves are paranormal) from east of here came to Cherokee to do more searching for ghosts at the American Theater. ...
At the Library (05/07/09)
This past week I spent three days at the State Library of Iowa's conference in Ames. Each day was filled with speakers, fellow librarians attending various workshops for the Summer Reading Program, and the chance to share and gain new ideas for working with the youth at the library. The theme this year was "KIDS FIRST"...
Remember grilling safety (05/07/09)
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reminds grilling enthusiasts and basic backyard cooks alike to remember grilling safety as the outdoor cooking season heats up. In 2003-2006, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 7,900 home fires involving grills, hibachis, or barbecues per year, causing 120 reported injuries and $80 million in direct property damage...