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Stories from Thursday, May 14, 2009

Back celebrates 50 years as a Registered Nurse (05/14/09)
Wednesday marked the end of National Nursing Week, which is celebrated each year during the week of Florence Nightingale's birthday. Nightingale, who started the first School of Nursing in her native England, was born on May 12, 1820 (and died 99 years ago, in August, 1910)...
Geocaching seminar to be held at Silver Sioux (05/14/09)
In case you hadn't heard, there's a new recreational activity out there that is really picking up steam. This activity combines diverse elements like hiking, hide-and-seek, and scavenger hunting with a liberal sprinkling of the latest electronic gizmo, namely the GPS device, to create the sport of Geocaching...aka Treasure Hunting Goes Hi Tech...
Fair Queen candidates sought (05/14/09)
Applications are now being accepted for the 2009 Cherokee County Fair Queen Contest. 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...
38 area women attend Women of Faith Conference (05/14/09)
A group of 38 women from the Cherokee area traveled by bus to Des Moines on May 1 to attend the two-day "Women of Faith" conference at the Wells Fargo Arena. Several inspirational speakers and singers addressed the theme of 'A Grand New Day" during the conference. The "Women of Faith" tour visits 29 cities in the United States over the course of a year...
WHS announcements (05/14/09)
Student report cards from Washington High School in Cherokee will be distributed at the school's central office from Wednesday June 3 through Tuesday June 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. School yearbooks are also now available at the office.
Dittmer receives award (05/14/09)
Amanda Dittmer of Quimby received the AIB College of Business Arnold and Dorothy Johnson Scholarship at a ceremony held April 20, 2009 in the AIB Activities Center. The scholarship was established in 1997 in memory of Arnold Johnson and his wife, Dorothy. Arnold Johnson graduated from AIB in 1937, and worked for many years at Swift Meatpacking Company as the traffic manager. After retirement, the Johnsons moved to Arizona, and became very active in the AIB Alumni Association...
Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest Awards Presented (05/14/09)
Cherokee County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Commissioners are pleased to announce this year's conservation poster winners. From Cherokee the fourth grade winners are Olivia Dagel - First Place, Kelsey Hockenson -- Second Place, and Noah Kremer -- Third Place. ...
Guest Scholarships Announced (05/14/09)
The William H. Guest and Edith M. Guest Educational Trust Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the following graduating seniors from Cherokee County high schools have been awarded scholarships, in the amount of $1147.00 each, for the 2009- 2010 school year...
Local Entertainment (05/14/09)
The "Cherokee Connection" radio program on KCHE FM (82.1 FM) returns to the air tonight (Thursday) from 5:40 - 6:40 p.m. Host Tim Gaydo's scheduled guest tonight is Chad Elliot, talented singer, songwriter, guitar player, and sculptor, who will talk to Tim via telephone. Chad will discuss his career and his upcoming performance on Friday at The Gathering Place on West Main Street in Cherokee. Chad's Friday performance will be from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., and admission will be a donation at the door...
Cherokee girls fall 9-0 to SLP-O (05/14/09)
A talented Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji girls tennis team defeated Cherokee 9-0 for the second time this season in Lakes Conference action here Monday night. In varsity singles for Cherokee, Demi Dunn lost 10-1 to Alli Gerking at #1, Allie Parker fell 10-0 to Aubry Kolegraff at #2, Michelle McGarry lost 10-0 to Cassidy Clarity at #3, Sydney Morton lost 10-1 to Kathleen Rowley at #4, Amanda Kohn fell 10-1 to Olivia Skagerboe at #5, and Hillary Wilkie lost 10-1 to Megan Beultel at #6...
Tennis Braves spank SLP-O, 9-0 (05/14/09)
SPIRIT LAKE - Cherokee's 2009 Lakes Conference Champion tennis Braves spanked Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji 8-1 here Monday night to officially cllnch the Lakes Title and end regular season play with a shining 9-1 match record. The Braves finished atop the Lakes Conference for the first time in school history with that snazzy 9-1 record, followed by Le Mars and Spencer each 7-3, Storm Lake 4-5, Spirit Lake Park-Okoboji 2-7, and Estherville-LC 0-10. ...
JV tennis Braves (05/14/09)
The Cherokee Braves JV tennis team will have big shoes to fill in future years to follow the steps of the 2009 Braves varsity team, which won its first Lakes Conference Championship in school history this season. JV Braves pictured here, front row, left to right, Daniel Enderlin, Gabe Conley, Dillon Drefke, Matthew Enderlin, Jeremy Werthman, Trevor Ankrum. Back, Weston Burkhardt, Zac Woods, Jacob Lewis, Cutter Carlson. Photo by Paul Struck...
2009 Cherokee Boys Golf Team plays at District Friday (05/14/09)
Members of the Cherokee Braves varsity golf team this season include, left to right, Paxton O'Connor, Matt Pitts, Adam Pitts, Brock Benson, Jake Spindler, David Cook, Casey Cuthrell, Austin Mongan (front), Andy Braun, and coach James DeVos. The Braves qualified for State last season and play Friday in the District at Carroll. Photo by Paul Struck...
Cherokee teams run at Lakes Track Meet (05/14/09)
HULL - Hampered by injuries to several key performers, the Cherokee Washington High track and field squads competed valiantly at the Lakes Conference Co-ed Relays,held here on Monday night. Host Hull Western Christian won the boys competition with 142 points, followed by Storm Lake 93, Spirit Lake Park 89, Le Mars 62, Sheldon 51, Emmetsburg 47, Spencer 37, Estherville-LC 23, and Cherokee 14...
Loraine Louise Simm (05/14/09)
Loraine Louise Simm, 98, of Cherokee, formerly of Paullina, went to be with her Lord on May 13, 2009 at Careage Hills Care Center in Cherokee with Ron, Lori and Ronda by her side. Memorial services will be held Friday, May 15, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Oakdale Evangelical Free Church, rural Meriden, with the Pastor Clint Hogrefe officiating. ...
Joann R. Bartlett (05/14/09)
Joann R. Bartlett, 63, of Cherokee, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009 in the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a lengthy illness. A Memorial Mass will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand will officiate. ...
Reed - Grohe / son (05/14/09)
Alison Reed and Wesley Grohe of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Chantz Matthew Micheal Reed, born on May 4, 2009, at 7:05 a.m. Chnatz weighed 6 lb. 15 oz. and measured 19 inches at his birth. Grandparents are Mary Reed of Cherokee, Mike and Debby Reed of Aurelia, and Tammy Renken of Quimby...
Winterfeld / Klotz wedding (05/14/09)
Brooke Winterfeld, daughter of Gary Winterfeld of Ogden and Gloria Winterfeld of Ames, was united in marriage to Tyler Klotz, son of Leo Klotz of Cherokee and Kathy Fitzgerald of Peterson, on May 6, 2009, in the chapel at Camp Dodge in Johnston. The Maid of Honor was Whitney Winterfeld and the Best Man was Sgt. ...
Cooper/Rapken engagement (05/14/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Cooper of Monmouth, Illinois, are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Breanne Lee Cooper, to Mr. Michael Russell Rapken, son of Mr. Michael Rapken and Ms. Allyson Rapken, of Kansas City, Missouri. They are currently planning a Sept. 26 wedding to take place at the Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg, Illinois...
Library News : Shut-In Delivery (05/14/09)
There is a service at the Cherokee Public Library that does not always get a lot of publicity or attention although it is very important to those who take advantage of it. I am talking about shut in delivery. For years we have been providing books and audio books to people who are not able to come to the library either because they can not physically walk in or they no longer drive. ...
Vacant building fires are rising (05/14/09)
Fires in vacant buildings have become a matter of increasing concern as the economy has weakened. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated annual average of 31,000 structure fires in vacant buildings in 2003-2006. ...