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Stories from Friday, June 26, 2009

Alta family hopes for one more miracle for their 'miracle baby' (06/26/09)
ALTA - AJ and Libby Linke of Alta are praying for a miracle to keep the beloved little boy they didn't think they would ever have. "I was told I couldn't have another child," says Libby, so when son Zailin was born, it was a joyous miracle. But recently, the active 2-year-old was diagnosed with Pontine Glioma - a cancerous brain-stem tumor, which they were told is likely to be terminal...
Quimby Watermelon Days today and Saturday (06/26/09)
QUIMBY - Watermelon Days will be officially launched here today with the Children's Parade. This year, the theme is "Anything Goes," a subject that should give the young folks' imaginations an opportunity to run wild. Judging will take place at 5:45 p.m. with the parade setting out at 6 p.m...
Larrabee Fun Day returns today (06/26/09)
LARRABEE - As part of gearing up for the 2012 Larrabee Quasquicentennial, the town is bringing back an "oldie but goodie." After a 12-year absence, "Larrabee Fun Day" returns today. The event will take place in downtown Larrabee, and will feature a beer garden, and concessions by The Branding Iron...
Supervisors review insurance; approve fireworks permits (06/26/09)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met in regular session on Tuesday, with Mark Leeds, Dean Schmidt, and Larry Prunty present. Jeff Simonsen and Terry Graybill were absent. Clarence Hoffman, Iowa Communities Assurance Pool (ICAP), reviewed insurance trends and the strong financial stability of the ICAP program. Tom Rutter announced his retirement from Central Bank Insurance and introduced Scott Weber as his replacement to service the county's insurance coverage...
M-M-M good! (06/26/09)
As a humble industry fully aware of typos, we were more amused than disgruntled at this photo of a Cherokee school bus that was e-mailed to us at the end of the recent school year. The alert, young student pointing out the gaffe is Matthew Stieneke of Cherokee. Maybe the 3M Corporation would be interested in sponsoring our school's transportation? Photo submmmitted...
Times Gone By (06/26/09)
Scarcely a season passes but the Little Sioux near this city claims its tribute of human life. Yesterday the tribute was paid by Julius Boboltz, a blacksmith working at the Elgin Lent shop. Yesterday afternoon Harry Williams Frank and George Smith formed a boating party which rowed up the river and started on return shortly before nine o'clock. ...
Cherokee Schools hold rummage sale to raise funds (06/26/09)
Fathers Day fete at Quimby (06/26/09)
On Sunday, the members of the Quimby Golf Course were the hosts at a special Fathers Day breakfast served in the clubhouse. The event, which featured scrambled eggs and ham. biscuits and gravy, link sausages, toast, coffee and juice, attracted a lot of folks including Rick Stevenson and Willie, Joyce and Lea Allbaugh. Photos by Ron Flewelling...
Iowa KidsNet to hold orientation in Cherokee (06/26/09)
Iowa KidsNet, the statewide organization that recruits, trains, licenses and supports Iowa's foster and adoptive families, will hold an orientation in Cherokee on Thursday, July 9, for individuals interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. Foster care is the temporary placement of children with families outside of their own home due to abuse, neglect or other family crisis situations. ...
Mandatory Reporting Class on July 8 at CRMC (06/26/09)
An adult/dependent abuse reporting class will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday July 8 , in the Education Room at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Mandatory reporters are required to attend this class once every five years. CEU and CEH are available, and the cost of the course is $10...
Four WHS grads named Dimmitt Scholars (06/26/09)
SIOUX CITY - Four graduates of Cherokee Washington High School were recently named Dimmitt Scholars at Morningside College, in recognition of their high academic distinction for the 2008-2009 academic year. The award is named in honor of the late Lillian Dimmitt, who served as a teacher and administrator at Morningside College for more than 60 years. ...
Goodwill Trailer in Cherokee (06/26/09)
The Goodwill's Ambassador Trailer will receive donations in Cherokee on Monday, June 29. Donations are to be placed in the Ambassador Trailer located in the southwest corner of the Bomgaars parking lot on N0rth Second Street. Donations are to be placed as far to the front of the Trailer as possible. Furniture and large appliances cannot be accepted. Goodwill will gratefully accept donations of sellable clothing, usuable working small appliances, and household goods, sporting goods, and toys...
Cherokee Swim Team hosts dual (06/26/09)
The Cherokee Swim Team hosted the second meet of the season on Wednesday, June 17 at the Bacon Aquatic Center when they swam a dual meet against a large Storm Lake team. The Cherokee team continued to improve their times from the previous week and had 14 individuals place first in 25 of their events; while 11 relay teams placed first during the meet...
Tough week for River Valley boys (06/26/09)
The River Valley baseball team had a tough week last week, starting with a 12-1 loss to Galva-Holstein on Tuesday night. Zach Hullinger took the loss on the mound for the Wolverines, pitching three innings and giving up five runs (three earned) on three hits. Hullinger struck out two and walked three. Taylor Georgopolous pitched the 4th inning and gave up seven runs ( six earned) on four hits. Georgopolous issued one walk and had one strikeout...
Rated E-Hawks slam Cherokee girls (06/26/09)
EMMETSBURG - The sixth-ranked Emmetsburg E-Hawk softball team ran roughshod over the youthful Cherokee Washington High girls 11-0 in five innings in Lakes Conference action here Wednesday night. The closest Cherokee came to scoring was in the first inning when Autumn Shaefer singled with two outs, advanced to second base on a wild pitch, and arrived at third after a single off the bat of Jackie Wilson. ...
Ege, Koch home runs carry Braves (06/26/09)
EMMETSBURG - The potent Cherokee Braves feasted on Emmetsburg pitching to score 13 runs in the first two innings on the way to a 17-5 demolition of the E-Hawks in a 5-inning Lakes Conference encounter here Wednesday night. Once again Matt Koch and Cody Ege led the Braves with the long ball, Ege having a superb 3-4 night with a three-run home run in the second inning, and Koch going 2-2 with a two-run dinger in the fourth frame. Ege finished with four RBI and Koch with three...
Hershey State Track Meet area results (06/26/09)
MARSHALLTOWN - Nearly 800 youth from around the state, including 40 from the Nortyhwest Iiowa area, participated in the recent Hershey State Track Meet in Marshalltown after previously qualifying at the local meet sponsored by Cherokee Parks & Recreation Department...
Lady Pirates tumble to #1 Wildcats (06/26/09)
MOVILLE -The Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland softball team played a very tough Woodbury Central team here on Wednesday night and trailed by a score of 7-4 as WC came to bat in the bottom of the 4th inning. The bats of the #1 Wildcats then came to life, and when Woodbury Central pitcher Randi Ebert slugged a homer, it capped off a 10-run inning and a 17-4 Western Vlley Conference win for Woodbury Central...
Patricia "Trish" Smeltzer (06/26/09)
Patricia Anne (Lyddon) Smeltzer, 78, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2009 in Humboldt, after a valiant battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 27th at 10 a.m. at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt. Visitation will be Friday, June 26th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home, 612 2nd Ave South, Humboldt. Burial will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Liberty Cemetery in Liberty Township in Cherokee County, three miles north of Meriden...
Schaefer / daughter (06/26/09)
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. ...
Volkert - Grant Engagement (06/26/09)
Jenny Marie Volkert of Marcus and Jerrod Elmer Grant, of Rockwell would like to announce their engagement and upcoming fall wedding at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. The bride is the daughter of Jeralyn Volkert of Marcus and Joel Volkert of Pierson. ...
In honor of Father's Day (06/26/09)
What is a father? A father is not a buddy or a pal. Rather, he is a loving companion, near when needed, available when requested. A father is not a confidant for secrets of the young. But he is a counselor who will listen, discuss and talk out problems, gently leading toward reasonable conclusions...