Koch leads Braves to 1-0 State win!
(High School Sports ~ 07/29/09)
DES MOINES - Cherokee's senior third baseman Phillip Schulenburg, with the weight of his entire team and thousands of cheering fans squatting on his every move, calmly lined a 1-and-1 fastball down the third-base line barely past the diving defender to score teammate Jakob Hummel with the game's only run ro give the Braves a scintillating 1-0, 11-inning, Class 2A State Baseball Championship quarterfinal win over Gilbert here Monday night...
IWD discusses ways to increase Iowans work skills
(Local News ~ 07/29/09)
Iowa Workforce Development Director Elisabeth Buck and Deputy Director Joe Walsh, along with Regional Manager Diane Nerie, visited the Cherokee office on Monday. They discussed Iowa's state and county unemployment numbers, stimulus fund, UI Modernization, Misclassification, and other topics of interest...
Gray Matters: A good laugh
(Column ~ 07/29/09)
Some days we are seriously in need of a good laugh. If it doesn't happen to be such a day for you, save this for when one comes along. A former student of mine, who now lives in California, was here for a family reunion. She and several of her immediate family were calling on a classmate of hers who invited me to join them...
Why not all beverage containers?
(Editorial ~ 07/29/09)
With the State Legislature each session pondering a revised recycling bill aimed at empty beverage containers, we ask, Why has the State of Iowa not put a 5-cent deposit on all those water and sports drink bottles like it did on soda and beer containers all those many years ago? Is there some sort of discrimination going on here?...
(Births ~ 07/29/09)
Brian and Alyssa Poggenklass of Broomfield, Colo. happily announce the birth of their son, Evan James, born July 21, 2009. He weighed 8 lbs. and 12 oz. and measured 21 inches. His sister Jacie and brother Nolan welcomed Evan home. His grandparents are Jack and Mary Jo Poggenklass of Cherokee, Michael Downing of Dakota Dunes, S.D. and Randy and Chris Martin of Quimby. Great-grandparents are Ed and Arlene Reynolds of Overland Park, Kan. And James and Zelma Downing of Sioux City...
Eileen B. Meyer
(Obituary ~ 07/29/09)
Eileen B. Meyer, 76, of Washta, passed away Friday, July 24, 2009 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held Monday, July 27, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Rick Layman officiated. Burial will be in the Sunset View Cemetery at a later date. There was no visitation. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
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