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Stories from Friday, July 17, 2009

RAGBRAI bikes and t-shirts impact Cherokee businesses (07/17/09)
On Sunday, RAGBRAI XXXVII kicks off. Although this year's route takes place in southern Iowa, the effect of the cross-state bike ride is felt through out the entire state. With the route of RAGBRAI changing every year, there are 10 official RAGBRAI bike shops placed through the state. ...
City mulls residential water and sewer extension project (07/17/09)
The developer of a Cherokee residential subdivision has asked the City to extend its utilities 900 feet to accomodate proposed and future housing development for the South Hyland Addition, which would benefit the City in the future through taxation and additional utility fees charged to the new property owners...
Aurelia Firemen's Benefit Saturday (07/17/09)
AURELIA - The annual Aurelia Firemen's Benefit is Saturday. A meal will be served at the Aurelia Community Center from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and a dance will follow in the Aurelia City Park from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with music provided by "Wave Length." Those who purchase tickets to the dance will be eligible to win raffle prizes, which will be drawn during the dance. Proceeds from the event will be put towards maintaining the Fire Department...
Crazy-Days kicks off in Cherokee (07/17/09)
The Cherokee Chamber of Commerce's Promotion Team presented a free breakfast at The Gathering Place as part of kick-off promotion of the annual Crazy-Days celebration in Cherokee on Thursday. Pictured above is Dwight Varce, front left, business owner and Promotion Team member, along with Tim Hogrefe, back left, who are serving up breakfast to Wayne Sleezer, front right and Mike Pitts. Photo by Mike Leckband...
Going to Moldova at the Sanford Museum (07/17/09)
On Sunday at 2 p.m. the Sanford Museum will be hosting "We're sending you to Moldova" with Mike Meloy. This will be a presentation about Meloy's life for the past two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Moldova. With the help of some great photographs he will discuss the Peace Corps' origin, locations through the world and roles as well as Moldovan culture and history. Plus he will be answering any question the public might have about either subjects...
Times Gone By (07/17/09)
Monday's Times had an account of the storm of Sunday which did damage in Grand Meadow. The account was in the main correct but since then more particulars have been obtained. The house which was destroyed is on a farm owned by Eli Crum located about a mile out of Washta, and was occupied by Jim Williams. ...
Display case donated (07/17/09)
Doug Smith, left, and Jerry Smith, center, of Cherokee along with Jim Smith of South Dakota and the family of Dale and Elaine Smith donated a display case to the Cherokee County Fair Family Crafts building. Pictured accepting the gift is the Cherokee County Fair Board President, Rusty Grashoff. Photo contributed...
The dairy financial situation: taking charge in challenging times (07/17/09)
This is a turbulent, trying time for the US dairy industry, with the dynamics of the global economy impacting dairy farm owners and agri-businesses. Through no fault of their own, dairy owners may be facing a financial crisis. ISU Extension invites dairy producers, bankers & lenders, and community leaders to an informational meeting to learn about financial and legal options available to dairy farm owners, and about stress management strategies and resources for farm owners and their families. ...
Braves shut down Lawton-Bronson (07/17/09)
Cherokee junior pitcher Cody Ege shut down a very good Lawton-Bronson team 4-0 here Wednesday night, firing a one-hit shutout and striking out 14 batters in a superlative performance in semi-final Class 2A District Tournament baseball action. The game started Tuesday night but was suspended by thunderstorms in the fourth inning, with the fourth-ranked Braves leading 2-0. ...
Steemke and Stephens/son (07/17/09)
Shawn Steemke and Sarah Stephens of Cherokee are pleased to announce the birth of their son. Aiden Douglas Steemke was born on July 13, 2009. Welcoming Aiden home are his brothers Sean Steemke and Jacob Steemke. Grandparents are Lisa and Don Steemke of Aurelia and Doug and Tammy Stephens of Alta...
Langford - Alcorn engagement (07/17/09)
Cindy Lynn Langford and Edward Neal Alcorn are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride is the daughter of Karen and Raymond Ward of Mankato, Minn. and Leroy and Ruth Ann Langford of Blue Earth, Minn. She attended Mankato East High School in Mankato, Minn., and is currently employed at Country Side Estates nursing home in Cherokee. ...
Reduce, re-use, recycle (07/17/09)
We live in a throw-away society. We're wasteful. Not just on an individual level, but on a global scale as well. Our lifestyle is not sustainable in terms of the world's resources we consume. We must all change our lifestyles to reduce, reuse, and recycle. ...