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Stories from Thursday, July 9, 2009

Remember our troops! (07/09/09)
Nick Daum 407 AEG/ECES/FP APO AE 09331 --- A1C Benjamin M. George 14032 W. Mustang St. #3792 Luke ASB, AZ 85309 --- Brad Bunt, A1C Spin Boldak/ARSIC-S APO AE 09355 --- Lucas P Pyle 1/25 SBCT HHC BTB K-9 FOB WARHORSE APO AE 09336 --- Seth Foresman 7th Communication BN...
Imperial Stunt Drivers to perform at Cherokee County Fair (07/09/09)
Starting at 8 p.m. tonight, the Imperial Stunt Drivers will be performing at the Cherokee County Fair grounds. This is the first time that the Imperial Stunt Drivers have been to the Cherokee Fair and the show will be held at the south end of the fairgrounds to accommodate the space needed for this one-of-a-kind show...
Getting the Fair ready to go (07/09/09)
The Cherokee County Fair officially opens today,and many unseen volunteers have been working on projects that make it possible to put on the Fair. The Cherokee County Fair Board recently installed a new wooden fence along the south side of the fairgrounds and a new chain-link fence was erected along the west side. It's little improvements like this that help keep the fairgrounds fresh and welcoming to the public...
A decision to live with (07/09/09)
Well, this is it. This will be the last in the series of Man from Mongolia. After a year of too many buuz and too much vodka, I have decided to end my Peace Corps experience. My coming to this decision has been one of the hardest tasks in my life. I fell in love with Mongolia and had made some great friends in the process, but the time was right for me to turn the page on this experience...
Cherokee County Fair Times (07/09/09)
(All times are subject to change. Exhibitors will be notified of time changes.) - - - - - - Daily - - - - - - 10:00 a.m. -- 9:30 p.m. 4-H & Family Crafts Buildings Open (except Sunday) 10:00 am -- 9:30 p.m. Commercial Building Hours (Saturday)...
Interesting Iowa agricultural facts (07/09/09)
Iowa has 9,200 farms with hogs and 5.47 hogs for every person in the state (16.1 million hogs). Iowa farmers earned $6.56 billion in 2003 from the sale of crops, including $3.71 billion from corn and $2.60 billion from soybeans. Livestock sales accounted for $6.07 billion in Iowa...
Iowa corn crop looking much better than a year ago (07/09/09)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The June 30 U.S. Department of Agriculture crop report finds nearly the same amount of corn acreage in Iowa as in 2008, but crop conditions are much better. The Iowa corn crop is pegged at 13.7 million acres, up slightly from reported acres in June 2008. Eighty-one percent of the crop is rated excellent...
Stop by the Cherokee Farmers Market today (07/09/09)
July marks the midway of the growing season here in Iowa and there are a lot of farmers and gardens already bring their produces to market. One of the most popular markets to go to is the Cherokee Farmers Market (CFM). From 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at the CFM is held at the historic Cherokee Railroad Depot...
What Is the farmer's image? (07/09/09)
There is more insight now on what consumers think about America's farmers in a recent survey, called the 2009 National Agricultural Image Survey, which was recently released to the public. "The survey is an important tool that helps the checkoff develop effective messaging to promote soy-based, environmentally safe products and the importance of maintaining animal agriculture," says Vanessa Kummer, a USB director and soybean farmer from Colfax, N.D...
Northey comments on Iowa crops and weather (07/09/09)
DES MOINES -- Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey recently commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. "The mostly dry weather early in the week and more comfortable temperatures were good for crop development and provided needed relief to livestock," Northey said. ...
Contributors to 4-H Foundation Sought (07/09/09)
The Cherokee County 4-H Foundation Board of Directors is launching their nineteenth annual fund drive according to Bruce Amundson, board president. Funds collected are used to support and promote many activities and programs offered to youth and 4-H'ers in Cherokee County...
Field Diagnostic Clinic is a Return to the Basics (07/09/09)
AMES, Iowa -- Make plans to attend the 2009 Field Diagnostic Clinic to be held July 13-14 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) near Ames. This is a new program at FEEL that focuses on the fundamentals of crop plant diagnostics. Sessions focus on insect, weed and crop disease identification, herbicide injury, nutrient deficiency symptoms, and understanding crop growth and development. ...
Braves tumble at Le Mars, 11-6 (07/09/09)
LE MARS - Tanner Dowling of Le Mars smacked a grand slam home run in the third inning to lead the host Bulldogs to an 11-6 upset win over #4 Cherokee in Lakes Conference baseball action here last week. Matt Koch absorbed his first loss of the season on the mound for the Braves, allowing five earned runs on six hits and two walks, with a whopping 14 strikeouts in six innings of work...
RV girls split conference games (07/09/09)
The River Valley softball team split two recent Western Valley Conference games, defeating Odebolt-Arthur 9-0 in Odebolt, and losing 15-6 to Lawton-Bronson in nine innings at Correctionville. Kelli Miller got the pitching win over O-A, throwing a five-hitter. Shelby Chester led the offense with a home run and two doubles for three RBI. Kari Ludvigson had a single and double with one RBI, Jessica Fundermann had a single and double and two RBI, and Kristen Richey stroked a double for two RBI...
GHSC girls edge St, Mary's Panthers (07/09/09)
STORM LAKE - The Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland softball team defeated a very young and talented Storm Lake St. Mary's team by the score 12-11 in non-conference softball action in Storm Lake last week. Picking up the win on the mound for the Lady Pirates was Jaime Christensen , who gave up nine hits and three earned runs, with one walk and three strikeouts...
Lady Pirates wind up regular season (07/09/09)
ARTHUR - Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland softball coach Scott Phelps said his team "put together one of their best efforts" on Tuesday night, as the Lady Pirates defeated a quality Logan-Magnolia team in the Western Valley Conference Tournament at Arthur by the score of 3-0...
Rochleau / DeRoo Engagement (07/09/09)
Steve & Diane Rochleau and Stan & Brenda DeRoo of Cherokee are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Katherine Rose Rochleau and Eric Michael DeRoo. Kate earned her bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Science from South Dakota State University in 2007 and recently earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from SDSU College of Pharmacy. She is now completing a residency in Community Care at Liberty Pharmacy in North Liberty, Iowa...
Miller -- Lamb Engagement (07/09/09)
Jennifer Miller of Des Moines and Nathan Lamb of Hartford are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming September 5 wedding, which will take place at St. Luke's Methodist Church in Dubuque. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Sue Miller of Dubuque. ...
Library News (07/09/09)
Two weeks ago I wrote about opening the mail at the Cherokee Public Library and finding a nice surprise. It happened again! It's a wonderful story and I am quote from the letter I received: Dear Friends: A great many years ago -- long enough that I traveled from Sioux City to Cherokee on a passenger train -- I spent two weeks preaching is a tiny church in Cherokee, which probably doesn't even exist today. ...
Basic Biittner : It was 40 Years Ago today ... (07/09/09)
Forty years ago this month - 40, can you believe it? - A very historic event occurred. One which we young punks thought would forever change our lives. Quick, can you tell me what it was? I say, quick, because if I gave you any time, you could look it up on google, or in one of those, what do you call them? Oh, yeah - books...
'Man in Mongolia' says goodbye (07/09/09)
It is with regret and understanding that today we say goodbye to our "Man In Mongolia" series authored by American Peace Corps volunteer Brett Campbell the past 13 months. Little did we know more than a year ago that when we asked Brett to file periodic stories of his time spent teaching English in this Country of Magical Mystery, his writings would become a must-read for our entire staff and subscribers everywhere...