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Stories from Wednesday, May 20, 2009

American Natural Soy wins award (05/20/09)
The VISTA Chapter of SCORE, along with the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, met at Danny's Sports Spot on Tuesday to host a special coffee for American Natural Soy, in recognition of the company being named the 2009 Iowa Small Business Export Business of the Year...
Creative Writing Classes to be offered locally (05/20/09)
The Book Vine will offer a summer creative writing workshop this summer, led by students of the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop. The six-week class will be held on Saturdays, beginning June 6 and lasting until July 11, and will focus on fiction and non-fiction narratives. Classes will be available for writers of all levels who are seeking feedback on their work, or just general inspiration. The course fee is $100, and will cover all course materials...
CPD Special Enforcement Project (05/20/09)
The Cherokee Police Department will undertake a special enforcement project from May 18 - 31. The department will be pulling violators over for any violation, but particularly for not wearing seating belts. The Iowa Code states that all drivers and front passengers must wear their seat belts. ...
Cherokee Poppy Days Saturday (05/20/09)
Cherokee Treptow Unit and Post 230 American Legion and Auxiliary volunteers will be distributing the familiar red, handcrafted poppies honoring America's war dead on Saturday. Volunteers will be standing in front of businesses Saturday. Planned to coincide with the Memorial Day Holiday, the annual event pays tribute to those veterans who have died in the last 80 years. It also honors the millions of Americans who have willingly served their country in eight decades...
Funds available to help low-income families in crisis (05/20/09)
REMSEN - Mid-Sioux Opportunity Cherokee County Crisis Fund received $5,000 from the Cherokee County Legacy Foundation to help low-income families meet challenges and to become self-sufficient when other state and federal programs cannot help them. The Crisis Fund pays for rent, utilities, food, gas vouchers, vehicle repairs, medicine and other items that cause a family hardship. ...
Rural Cherokee man arrested on warrant (05/20/09)
The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office assisted the Shelby County and Crawford County Sheriff's Offices in an investigation of five separate attempted child enticements in Crawford and Shelby Counties. On Friday, a search warrant was executed at 1592 585th Street in rural Cherokee, the home of Marc Elliott Nelson. ...
Goodwill trailer in Cherokee May 27 (05/20/09)
Goodwill's Ambassador trailer will be in Cherokee Wednesday, May 27, in the Southwest corner of Bomgaars parking lot on North Second Street. Donations are to be placed as far front of the trailer as possible, and furniture and large appliances are not accepted...
Library hours announced (05/20/09)
The Cherokee Public Library will be closed Saturday, May 23 -- Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Summer hours begin on Tuesday, May 26 as follows: Open Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. through 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. until noon...
Students recognized by Governor Culver for academic excellence (05/20/09)
DES MOINES - Several area students were recognized by Iowa Governor Chet Culver for their outstanding academic achievement at the seventh annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony, held in April at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines. The students are Tomas Weaver of Cherokee Washington High School; Katherine Tjeerdsma of Sioux Central High School; Alexandra Hoefling of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School; and Jordan Glawe of Aurelia High School...
WHS girls' tennis season ends in Regional (05/20/09)
LE MARS - The door shut fast on the Cherokee Washington High girls tennis season in Class 2A Regional action here on Saturday, as host Le Mars swept the first five singles matches to clinch the team match early and swiftly, with a 5-0 victory and no need for doubles matches...
MMC teams to State in 12 events (05/20/09)
HAWARDEN - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn boys qualified 10 athletes in eight different events, and the MMC girls qualified five girls in four different events for the 2009 Iowa State Track & Field Championships Thursday through Saturday at Drake Stadium in Des Moines...
G-H teams send 8 events to State (05/20/09)
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein boys qualified five events and the G-H girls three events for the Iowa State Track & Field Championships Thursday through Saturday at Des Moines. The G-H, River Valley, and Aurelia track and field squads competed Friday at the Class 1A District in Holstein...
Cherokee advances 3 to State Track (05/20/09)
The depleted Cherokee track and field teams qualified three performers to the 2009 Iowa State Co-ed Track & Field Championships Thursday through Saturday in Des Moines, following Class 2A Districts in Cherokee Friday night. The Braves defending 2A champion in the 100 meters, Kyle Schuett, placed second at Friday's Dostricts here to earn a state berth in his specialty, despite missing most of the season due to a leg injury that still troubles him...
Marian Lucille (Casey) Lundquist (05/20/09)
Marian Lucille (Casey) Lundquist, 95, of Cherokee, died peacefully at Countryside Estates in Cherokee on Monday, May 18, 2009. A celebration of Marian's life will be held Friday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega will officiate. There will be a family prayer service at 10:45 a.m. at the Church on Friday. There will be no visitation. Private interment will be held at later date. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Keith "Pat" Ryan (05/20/09)
Keith "Pat" Ryan, 73, of Sioux City, formerly of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness. Pat was born on June 1, 1935 at Anthon, to Edward P. and Ruby (Swain) Ryan. ...
Phylis D. (Goettsch) Converse (05/20/09)
Phylis D. (Goettsch) Converse, 85, of Boone formerly of Cherokee, passed away Friday morning, May 15, 2009 at the Boone County Hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan D. Sayler officiated. ...
Jean A. Smith (05/20/09)
Jean A. Smith, 87, of Cherokee and former longtime rural Holstein resident, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Quimby United Methodist Church. Pastor Richard Layman officiated. ...
Kannegieter/ daughter (05/20/09)
Kelly and Kristi Kannegieter of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Brittany Ann Kannegieter, born at 6:13 p.m. on May 14, 2009. Brittany weighed 7 lb. 11 oz. and measured 20 3/4 inches at her birth. she is welcomed home by a big brother, Brock...
Gray Matters: Questions on the Holocaust (05/20/09)
A Holocaust study recently conducted in the MMC junior high school by social studies teacher Ashley Ruehle was a well-designed and worthwhile project. Though, as I read about it, I did wonder if concentrating only on the Jewish children might not have given those students a somewhat distorted picture of the whole horrible business. ...
Controlling cooling costs (05/20/09)
We may cuss about their rates and the frequency of and slow reaction time to power outages, but, by and large, our utility companies are on the high road when advising consumers on how best to cope with the heat and the cold. And, as the days and nights began to warm up, coping with the high temperatures and humidity is first and foremost in many people's minds...