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Stories from Friday, June 19, 2009

Estimated 2400 homes left powerless Thursday morning (06/19/09)
Lightning and winds up to 60 mph Thursday morning created some fallen trees and many fallen braches, and caused an estimated 2400 customers in the Cherokee area to lose their electrical power for several hours. The figures were supplied by Mark Reinders, spokesperson for Mid-American Energy in Sioux City...
Cherokee man wins $10,000 (06/19/09)
DES MOINES -- A Cherokee man won a prize of $10,000 in the June 13 Powerball drawing. Jared Leonard claimed his prize Monday at the Iowa Lottery's regional office in Storm Lake. He bought his winning Powerball ticket at A to Z Liquor and Smoke Shoppe in Cherokee...
2009 County Fair Quilt Box Contest (06/19/09)
Talent Show returns to Cherokee County Fair (06/19/09)
The Cherokee County Fair will include the Bill Riley Talent Show again this year, with a few changes from past years, to correspond with changes made at the State Fair contest. The Talent Show will be open to anyone, regardless of their county of residence. However, Cherokee County residents will be given the first chance to sign up for the 20 available spots. Out-of-county residents may sign up after June 25...
Supervisors adopt County Jail resolution (06/19/09)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors held a roll call vote on Tuesday to adopt resolution #2009-10. With all 'ayes' votes, a special election was called for the public to authorize Cherokee County to construct, equip and furnish a new County Jail and County Law Enforcement Center, including Sheriff's offices and a 911 emergency communication facility, at a total cost not exceeding $3,750,000, and issue its General Obligation Capital Loan Notes in an amount not exceeding $3,500,000 for that purpose.. ...
Times Gone By (06/19/09)
Larrabee receives federal funds (06/19/09)
WASHINGTON- Senator Chuck Grassley recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Rural Development has awarded competitive grants totaling $61,048 to Iowa through the Community Facilities Grant Program. The City of Larrabee will receive $6,000 to help purchase and install a new emergency siren, early warning system, and other emergency equipment. ...
Top-ranked Braves beat Spirit Lake (06/19/09)
What looked like a sure rout in the first inning, when the #1 Cherokee Braves erupted for three runs on two long home runs, turned out to be a battle for the Braves, as a pesky Spirit Lake team stayed tough before falling, 4-1, to the top-ranked Cherokee boys in Lakes Conference baseball action here Wednesday night...
Letter winners will lead Aurelia softball this season (06/19/09)
AURELIA - Six returning letter winners will carry much of the load for coach Tim Galvin's Aurelia softball team this season. Back to bolster the Bulldogs are juniors Erin Laursen (pitcher/catcher), Kristun Tabler (center field), Heather Ballantyne (first base), and Amanda Felten (second base); and sophomores Audrey Winterhof (shortstop/pitcher), and Courtney Bruce (catcher)...
Seniors must lead Aurelia baseball this year (06/19/09)
AURELIA - Seven seniors and a large group of incoming 8th graders will be counted heavily on to lead the Aurelia Bulldogs baseball team this season, under coach Bob Mikos. Those seniors include catcher Camrin Meyer, second baseman Ryan Donahoo, third baseman Alex Ohlson, pitcher Kody Pinkerton, shortstop Jason Glienke, outfielder Kyle Bruns, and first baseman Aaron Bruce...
South O'Brien girls a blend of youth, veterans (06/19/09)
PAULLINA - With a solid starting line-up penciled in for the 2009 season, things look bright for the South O'Brien Wolverines softball team this year. Reliable pitcher senior Ashton Lansink is back, as are senior outfielder Taylor Julian, sophomore first baseman Chloe Ebel, junior outfielder Danelle Steiinbeck, junior outfielder Sammi Unrau, senior catcher Chelsie Rohrs, junior shortstop Miranda Kelleher, sophomore third baseman Kelsey Proehl, and senior second baseman Christine Haden...
Skilled nucleus leads South O'Brien baseball (06/19/09)
PAULLINA - The South O'Brien baseball team will rely on a skilled nucleus of experienced varsity players for the 2009 season. Leading that cast are War Eagle Conference first-team pick outfielder Andy Puhrmann, second team selections pitcher Ryan Brasser and catcher Aaron Giese, and WEC honorable mention outfielders Mike Faust and Jarod Syndergaard, and infielder Jesus Garcia...
Strong nucleus fuels River Valley softball team (06/19/09)
CORRECTIONVILLE - Six starters are among 10 letter winners returning to lead the River Valley softball team in 2009. Those talented returning starters are Amber Bauer, first base; Amanda Miller, catcher; Jessica Fundermann, second base; Stephanie Shever, shortstop; Kari Ludvigson, utility; and Shelby Chester, left field...
River Valley boys to rely on lettermen leaders (06/19/09)
CORRECTIONVILLE - Six returning lettermen will provide the skills and leadership for River Valley's baseball squad this season. They include seniors Taylor Georgeopolous (pitcher/first base), Zach Hullinger (pitcher/infield), Anthony Volkert (pitcher, infield), and Daltaon Rex (infield); and juniors Dylan Bogenrief (outfield), and Samuel Lundt (catcher/pitcher)...
Youth serves MMC softball team this season (06/19/09)
MARCUS - With just two seniors and one junior on the team, youth must serve the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn softball team this season, as veteran coaches Steve Blair and Leo Hupke will work hard to mold their young squad into a formidable team. The Eagles will rely on freshman pitcher Kayla Foresman to carry much of the mound duties, with sophomore Stephanie Specht, the Eagles' usual centerfielder, also able to throw...
Talented lettermen to lead MMC baseball team (06/19/09)
MARCUS - Five talented seniors are among eight lettermen back to lead the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn baseball team this season. Those skilled, experienced seniors include Jacob Lehnhoff, Jerad Letsche, Jordan Petersen, Jordan Boekhout, and Blaine Dammann...
G-H baseball team tough in Western Valley Conference (06/19/09)
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein baseball team this season will rely on a blend of upperclassmen and underclassmen to battle the tough opponents in the Western Valley Conference. Among the pitchers on hand include Josh Mohr, Kellen Jacobson, Taylor Nees, Seth Johnson, and Kyle Wessling...
GHSC softball team has 15 letter winners back (06/19/09)
HOLSTEIN - The Galva-Holstein and Schaller-Crestland softball programs are combined this season to form the GHSC Lady Pirates, with former G-Head coach Scott Phelps in charge of the new squad this season. Phelps greeted 15 returning letter winners, including 11 from G-H, and four from S-C...
Cherokee Braves baseball tradition continues (06/19/09)
Based on their tradition and recent successes, including a State Class 2A Championship in 2007, and a runner-up finish at State last season, the sky's the limit for the top-rated 2009 Cherokee Braves baseball team. This year's talented squad under the tutelage of veteran coach Scott Koch and capable assistant Steve Sonka will be led by a potent pitching staff, including senior Matt Koch, and junior Cody Ege, two fireballers who have played significant roles in the Braves success and, most notably in the post-season and State Tournament games.. ...
Youthful Cherokee softball team has growing pains (06/19/09)
Just two juniors and no seniors provide a shortage of veteran team leaders for the 2009 Cherokee Washington High softball team under the direction of coach Cara Lubeck. The WHS club also will pitch by committee this season as the young arms adjust to the rigors of Lakes Conference softball...
'Sioux Valley Am' qualifiers approach 200 (06/19/09)
Schroeder's 67 still leads Medalist race Editor The qualifying continued at a rapid pace Thursday for the 75th annual Cherokee Sioux Valley Amateur Match-Play Golf Tournament scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, at the venerable Cherokee Golf & Country Club...
Cherokee girls basketball camp July 13-16 (06/19/09)
The "Hoop It Up" Cherokee Junior Basketball Camp for girls in grades 3-8 is scheduled for Monday through Thursday, July 13-16, at the Cherokee Middle School. Registration forms are available at the Roosevelt and Middle School offices, and also at the Bacon Aquatic Center. Forms can be returned to Roosevelt Elementary School offices, or mailed to coach Abby James, 740 W. Main St., Cherokee, Iowa 51012...
Betty J. Bechtel (06/19/09)
Betty J. Bechtel, 84, of Cherokee, died Thursday June 18, 2009 at her home following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 22, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega will officiate. A family prayer service will be held at 10:15 a.m. at the church, prior to the service, and burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Eastwood / daughter (06/19/09)
Sheri and Aric Eastwood are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Taryn Shaylee Eastwood, on June 11, 2009, at 2:40 p.m. Taryn weighed 7 lb. 14 oz. and measured 21 inches long at her birth. Grandmother is Lona Tabler of Aurelia.
Schaefer / daughter (06/19/09)
TJ and Jolene Schaefer of Exira are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, Jacqueline Nadine, born on May 23, 2009 at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic. Jacqueline weighed 8 lb. 1 oz. and was 18 inches long at her birth. Her maternal grandparents are Tom and Irene Frantzen of New Hampton, and her paternal grandparents are Kevin and Karen Kestel of Storm Lake and Don and Jean Schaefer of Aurelia. ...
In good hands (06/19/09)
This time of year we should all pause to give thanks, and perhaps say a prayer, for the many dedicated storm spotters and emergency responders who lay their lives on the line in the threatening weather of spring and summer in the Midwest. From thunderstorms, floods, high winds, hail and lightning, to surprise spring blizzards and deadly tornadoes, these courageous men and women when summoned hurriedly man their "battle stations" to do their best to serve as vital cogs in the wheel of communication involved when threatening weather strikes.. ...