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Stories from Thursday, June 25, 2009

Remsen student named to ISU Dean's List (06/25/09)
AMES - More than 4,750 Iowa State University undergraduates have been recognized for outstanding acdemic achievement by being named to the 2009 spring semester Dean's List. Students named to the Dean's List must have earned a grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale, while carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours of graded course work...
Council approves revised open burning laws (06/25/09)
Cherokee's City Council Tuesday night approved the second and waived the third presentation of an amended ordinance of the City Code pertaining to open burning, rendering the new ordinance into law. That ordinance reads in part: Recreational Fires - Recreational burning shall be allowed for food preparation and camping purposes only. ...
Welcome to the Club! (06/25/09)
Doris B. French, a resident of the Cherokee Villa, recently received a certificate signed by Iowa Governor Chet Culver. The document officially recognizes the Peterson, Iowa native as a member of the small group of Iowa Centenarians. Doris turned 101 last November...
Cherokee girls basketball camp July 13-16 (06/25/09)
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 at the Bacon Aquatic Center. Forms can be returned to Roosevelt Elementary School offices, of mailed to coach Abby James, 740 W. Main St., Cherokee, Iowa 51012...
Rough 24 hours for GHSC (06/25/09)
GALVA - The Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland Lady Pirates had some hard luck in suffering an 8-inning, 10-6 conference loss to MV-AO here on Monday night. GHSC needed one out to pull off the win in the top of the 7th, but couldn't get the job done. ...
Cherokee girls drop two (06/25/09)
Braves blow by 2 more Lakes foes (06/25/09)
SPENCER - The beat goes on for the #1 Cherokee Braves baseball team following two impressive Lakes Conference victories Monday and Tuesday nights, including a decisive 15-2 win in five innings at Spencer Monday, and a 6-2 win at Sheldon Tuesday in a weather make-up game...
Marguerite Pearson (06/25/09)
Marguerite Pearson of Marcus, age 86, passed away early Wednesday morning, June 24, 2009, at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, Iowa. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus, Iowa.
Lois G. Becker (06/25/09)
Lois G. Becker of Cherokee, 97, passed away Tuesday morning, June 23, 2009 at Countryside Estates in Cherokee. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 27th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega will officiate. ...
Specht / daughter (06/25/09)
Jon and Heather Specht of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Erica Marie Specht, on June 12, 2009 at 4:25 p.m. Erica weighed 8 lb. 6 oz. and measured 21 inches long at her birth. She has one brother, Zachary, and two sisters, Brittney and Nicole, at home. ...
Sindt - Stieneke / daughter (06/25/09)
Kelly Sindt and David Stieneke of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Kiaya LeRae Stieneke, at 6:28 p.m. on June 15, 2009. Kiaya weighed 7 lb. 3 oz. and measured 19 1/2 inches long at her birth. Grandparents are Nancy and Bill Stieneke of Quimby, Denny Lenninger of Cherokee, and Bill Sindt of Holstein...
Basic Biittner : Book Review (06/25/09)
"Lesser-known Giants of the 20th Century" is a non-fiction work whose subject is summed up very well in its title. It was written by Charles M. Aulino, who is an attorney with a 30-year background in estate, trust, tax, and financial planning and practice, A New Jersey native and resident, Aulino is described as "a serious amateur pianist and private pilot" in a press release for the book.This may be his first book, though I am not certain about that...
Storms trigger power outages (06/25/09)
As Cherokee residents all learned last week after fierce thunderstorms rolled through the county downing trees, limbs, branches, and power lines, while total power outages don't happen very often, they do occur with enough frequency that it should force families to be safely prepared if they're left in the dark...