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Stories from Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Aurelia Board hears legislative report (06/10/09)
AURELIA - The Aurelia School Board met for its regular monthly session on Monday evening, and State Representative Dan Huseman was present to give Board members his impression of this year's Legislative session. Huseman said that with one month to go in the current Fiscal Year, it appears that the state could be as much as $1 billion short of funds. ...
Holstein woman dies in house fire (06/10/09)
HOLSTEIN - A 75-year-old Holstein woman and her pet dog died in a house fire Saturday morning after authorities said she went back into her burning house to rescue her dog. Authorities identified the victim as Frances Ann Fricke-Kiertzner, and said the woman died of smoke inhalation...
Matt Koch is Kiwanis Student of the Month (06/10/09)
At a recent meeting, the Kiwanis Club of Cherokee announced its choice of Matt Koch as the High School Student of the Month for May. Matt, the son of Scott and Deb Koch, is a senior at Washington High School. He is involved in many sports, including baseball, where he was selected all-conference for three years, all-district two years, all-state one year, and a pre-season all-american from Louisville Slugger one year...
Halder receives academic awards (06/10/09)
Laura Halder of Cherokee, who received a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology from Central College in May, is the recipient of the 2008-09 Chemistry Senior Award and the Biology Senior Award, two of Central's academic awards presented annually to students demonstrating dedication and commitment to their studies...
Pockets Full of Fun (06/10/09)
Don't miss the fun on the upper level of the Cherokee Community Center at 1 p.m. this Friday, June 12, with "Pockets Full of Fun." Lisa Laird and her friends will be presenting a fun-filled program with ventriloquism, magic tricks, stories and music...
Goodwill Trailer in Aurelia (06/10/09)
The Goodwill's Ambassador Trailer will receive donations in Aurelia today through Wednesday, June 17. Donations are to be placed in the Ambassador Trailer located in the southeast end of the parking lot of the United Methodist Church. Donations are to be placed as far to the front of the Trailer as possible. ...
Flag Burning Sunday at 6 p.m. (06/10/09)
Sunday (June 14) is Flag Day, and the Boy Scout and Girls Scout Troops 107 of Cherokee will be performing a flag-burning ceremony at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Cherokee Airport. The public is welcome to come witness this event, and may bring their lawn chairs for comfortable seating. Anyone who has an old, tattered flag or two, and would like to have it burned on Sunday may call Orville Saxby at 225-2642 to receive details on getting this done...
Fireworks telethon on Thursday (06/10/09)
The 4th of July is less then a month away. What would the 4th be without a fireworks display? The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce is raising money for the 2009 Cherokee 4th of July Fireworks. KCHE will host a telethon on Thursday, June 11 from 1 p.m. 3 p.m. You may call KCHE on Thursday to make a pledge. The Chamber of Commerce wants to make this fun, so consider challenging your friends, family or neighbors to do the same...
Bulldogs score 9, but fall to Wildcats by 6 (06/10/09)
AURELIA - The Aurelia Bulldogs scored nine runs on 18 hits in a Monday night Northwest Conference game baseball game against Schaller-Crestland, but still came up short of a win, losing 15 - 9. Five Bulldog hitters- Camrin Meyer, Ryan Donahoo, Kody Pinkerton, Evan Larson, and Jason Glienke - cracked three hits apiece for Coach Bob Mikos' team, with Meyer, Pinkerton, and Glienke (2) all slugging doubles. ...
Northern Iowa Youth League Softball Stats (as of 6/8/09 ) (06/10/09)
Struck Strikes Out : Nobody answers when I call your name (06/10/09)
Strucker, I said to myself, no matter how hard it's going to be, you just have to sit down and write it. You promised Kenny. So, today you're finally reading about one of the coolest guys on the planet and the most fiercely loyal, dedicated Iowa prep sports fan there's ever been and ever will be...
Struck Strikes Out (06/10/09)
Strucker, I said to myself, no matter how hard it's going to be, you just have to sit down and write it. You promised Kenny. So, today you're finally reading about one of the coolest guys on the planet and the most fiercely loyal, dedicated Iowa prep sports fan there's ever been and ever will be...
Struck Strikes Out (06/10/09)
Strucker, I said to myself, no matter how hard it's going to be, you just have to sit down and write it. You promised Kenny. So, today you're finally reading about one of the coolest guys on the planet and the most fiercely loyal, dedicated Iowa prep sports fan there's ever been and ever will be...
Thompson / son (06/10/09)
Justin and Alicia Thompson of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their son, Blake Randal Thompson, born at 6:50 p.m. on June 4, 2009. Blake weighed 7 lb 0 oz, and measured 20 inches long at his birth. Grandparents are Lloyd and Renee Buddenhagen of Aurelia and Tammy Boothby and special friend Dean Korleski of Cherokee and Randy Thompson and special friend Cindy Rex of Meriden. Great-grandparents are Max and Mary Lou Martinsen, Bill Boothby, and Ida Thompson, all of Cherokee...
Madsen / Stauter Engagement (06/10/09)
Blake Stauter-Madsen, 4, is happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of his parents, Miranda Stauter and Matthew Madsen. Miranda is the daughter of Louis and Shirley Stauter of Fonda and the granddaughter of Irene Stauter of Fonda and James and Doris Dusing of Fonda, and Matthew is the son of Paul and Joy Madsen of Sioux Rapids and the grandson of Bonnie Madsen of Rembrandt and Jack and Ramona Gidley, and the great-grandson of Edna Bidley, all of Sioux Rapids...
Library News (06/10/09)
I can't speak for everyone, but it's definitely summer at the Cherokee Public Library. As the building fills up with kids, we have a few simple rules to share. Any child not able to be responsible for their own behavior needs to be accompanied by a parent or caregiver who is actually paying attention to them...
Basic Biittner: Following up (06/10/09)
In today's column, I will tie up some loose ends from some of my previous columns. In a column I wrote near the end of April, I asked readers whether the quaint "holiday" of May 1 was still being celebrated. I received three responses, all from women who are a little bit - but not a lot - older than I am. All three remember May Day fondly, with the distribution of May Baskets at school and in the neighborhood, but don't feel it's a big thing anymore...
Gray Matters: All good things (06/10/09)
According to a familiar saying, one with which we would often like to disagree, "All good things must come to an end." We are experiencing such a situation here in western Cherokee County right now. Things are changing at Sand Seed Service, a long-standing institution in our business community. Oh don't misunderstand, this many-faceted company will continue to be one of our major industries...
Support farmers markets - it's good for you! (06/10/09)
We hope area residents check out and support the Cherokee Farmers Market now operating for the season each Thursday from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Cherokee RR Depot. A past survey of commercial producers by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) showed an increasing number of Iowa farmers growing more fruits and vegetables...
Consumer fireworks can prove deadly (06/10/09)
With the Fourth of July soon upon us, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released a series of video Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to highlight the dangers associated with consumer fireworks. NFPA is the coordinator and co-founder of the Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks, a national group of health and safety organizations that have joined together to take a stand against the use of consumer fireworks...