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Stories from Friday, July 31, 2009

Strength and endurance test a young Sutherland man (07/31/09)
Cole Hale, a 17 year old from Sutherland, recently passed his Navy Physical Screening Test (PST) to earn a spot in Navy SEAL training (BUD/S). Many steps had to be taken to get to where Cole stands now. The first step, of course, was to talk to a U.S. Navy Recruiter. The recruiter for Northwest Iowa was Jeremy Baltushis, out of Sioux City. Cole had to take a military ASVAB test, get his physical done, and had to pick a job in the Navy. He was sworn into the Navy in June 3, 2009...
Careage Hills receives Quality Award (07/31/09)
Careage Hills in Cherokee is one of seven long-term facilities in the State of Iowa that has earned a Quality Award from the American Health Care Association (AHCA) for demonstrating its commitment to continuous quality improvement. Careage Hills received a 2009 Step I Quality Award by showing how the staff has integrated the elements of systematic quality improvement into daily operations. ...
Supervisors hear from Community Services Director (07/31/09)
The Cherokee County Board of Supervisors met with Community Services Director, Lisa Langlitz on Tuesday at the Board's regular meeting. Langlitz presented the Board with her Case Management Organizational Plan. This three-year service plan included goals for her department to accomplish and to improve service for her clients and their families. ...
Yard of the Month (07/31/09)
The Cherokee Multiple Listing Service recently announced their July Yard of the Month winners. Keith and Linda Grauer were presented with the MLS Yard of the Month sign that will be placed in their yard until the next MLS winner is announced. Pictured above are Joan Ballantyne, left, Linda Grauer, center and Keith Grauer. Photo contributed...
WHS 'Back To School Dance' (07/31/09)
The Cherokee Washington High Cheerleaders will host their annual "Back To School Dance" from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, August 14, in the west parking lot adjacent to the WHS gym. Cost of the popular "Back To School Dance" is $5 per person, with free snacks available, and water and pop for sale...
Times Gone By (07/31/09)
Air and Ag Expo at Sioux City Saturday (07/31/09)
This Saturday, Aug. 1, the 185th Air Refuelng Wing of the Air National Guard will be hosting a free "AIr and Ag Expo" at the Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City. Gates are open from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., and featured events include a farm instrument display, aircraft display, and flying demonstrations. No coolers, backpacks or pets will be allowed...
Enroll in Farmland Wetlands Program (07/31/09)
DES MOINES- John R. Whitaker, State Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Iowa, recently announced that producers can begin signing up for the Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP) on Aug. 3, at their local Farm Service Agency county office...
Truck and Tractor Pulls tonight (07/31/09)
The Cherokee Thunder Truck and Tractor Pulls will be held at the Cherokee County Fair grounds tonight, starting at 7 p.m. Adults $10, ages 7-12 $5 and 6 and under are free. $5 per cooler. No alcohol will be served, so you'll have to bring your own.
LSFC hosts Catfish Tournament (07/31/09)
CORRECTIONVILLE - The Little Sioux Fishing Club of Correctionville will host its third "All-Night Catfish Tournament" of the summer beginning Saturday night. Registration will be from 4-6 p.m. at the Little Sioux Park south of Correctionville. Weigh-in will be Sunday morning at Little Sioux Park. All teams must weigh their own fish...
Pork Producers to host golf outing (07/31/09)
The Cherokee County Pork Producers will be hosting their annual golf outing and pork chop dinner on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the Quimby Golf Course. There will be golfing in the afternoon and the chop dinner will begin at 6 p.m.
Hole-In-One at Aurelia (07/31/09)
AURELIA - That a member of the Lockin family shot a hole-in-one at the Aurelia Golf Course on Thursday, July 23 shouldn't come as a surprise. They are, after all, "The First Family of Golf" in Aurelia. The family member who scored an ace that night might surprise you, though. The linkster in question was 12-year-old Erica Lockin, the daughter of Brian and Keisha Lockin of Aurelia...
Several area players named All-District (07/31/09)
Several area high school baseball players have been named to the All-District teams, as selected by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. Selected to the first team Class 2-A All Northwest District team were two Cherokee pitchers - Cody Ege, a junior who posted a 6-0 record this season and Matt Koch, a senior, who was 6 -1. ...
Dorothy E. Conley (07/31/09)
Dorothy E. Conley, 95, of Quimby, passed away on July 29, 2009, in the St. Luke Lutheran Home at Spencer. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Quimby United Methodist Church. Rev. Rick Layman will officiate. ...
Johnson / daughter (07/31/09)
Eric and Emily Johnson of Cherokee are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Ruth Jane Johnson, who was born at 5:21 p.m. on July 25, 2009. Ruth weighed 7 lb. 14 1/2 oz. and measured 21 1/2 inches long. She has two brothers, Jayden and Carter, at home, and grandparents are Steve and Mary Jane Lund of Cherokee...
Winding Roads: What do you think? (07/31/09)
Government Insurance is looming ahead if everyone doesn't get their act together. I mean if you think you can sit back and just hope it (a) won't really be that bad or (b) it just won't pass through Congress, you better get a grip on yourself. This is one time you ought to let your elected officials know you aren't just unhappy but that you are furious...
Coping with illegal dumping (07/31/09)
We applaud all municipal, county, and state officials, and the Department of Natural Resources Energy and Waste Management Bureau's continuing efforts to raise awareness on illegal dumping in Iowa. It is no secret that the illegal disposal of solid waste presents serious environmental and public health problems. ...