Marcus Fair Aug. 13 - 16 (08/06/09)
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Stories from Thursday, August 6, 2009
Marcus Fair Aug. 13 - 16 (08/06/09)
'Relay for Life' uses hearts and feet to fight cancer (08/06/09)
On Aug. 7 and Aug. 8, walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Cherokee County. Teams of Cherokee County residents will gather at Koser Spring Lake Park on Aug. 7 beginning at 5 p.m. ...
The roar of engines - (08/06/09)
The Cherokee Thunder Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull was recently held at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds. Formerly held during the Cherokee County Fair, this event has now become a stand- alone event for tractor pull enthusiasts. Derrick Alquist , event organizer, estimated that 1,100 people attended the evening event, which featured four classes including: 6000 Super Class Stock, 9200 Super Farm Class, 8200 Diesel Super Stock and 4x4 Modified Pick-up class. ...
Tough times allow opportunity for Soy Energy (08/06/09)
Soy Energy's vision of owning and operating a biodiesel plant is one step closer to reality. It has been a long time coming, but it may well be the best bargain found anywhere. The board of directors has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement to purchase the Freedom Fuel biodiesel plant at Mason City...
Mayor Declares Today Cherokee Area Farmers' Market Day (08/06/09)
Cherokee Area Farmers Market is celebrating the 10th Annual Iowa Farmers Market Week/National Farmers Market Week August 2-8, today as recognized by Mayor Pam Pierce, who kicked off the local celebration of the State and National observances when she proclaimed today as Cherokee Farmers Market Day...
Aussie Tractor group crosses Iowa on Cross-Country Trip (08/06/09)
A small group of tractor enthusiasts in Australia have banded together to expand their recreational use of the Chamberlain Champion 9G Tractor. The 9G Tractor was one of many models manufactured and produced between 1955 and 1966 by Chamberlain Industries in Western Australia...
Cherokee grocers to square off on diamond (08/06/09)
On Tuesday, August 11, the local Hy-Vee and Fareway Grocery stores invite everyone to come to the Wescott Ball fields south of town "to watch your favorite grocers slug it out on the (softball) diamond to see who's really got it at the plate." In game one, at 6:30 p.m., the Hy-Vee Grocery staff will take on the Fareway staff. Game two will pit Hy-Vee Grocery against the Hy-Vee Warehouse. Then in a third game, well, it's anybody's guess - maybe whoever is left standing???...
WHS Cross Country Camp (08/06/09)
The Cherokee Washington High Cross Country Camp for grades 7-12 has been taking place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 4-5-6. Runners meet in the west parking lot adjacent to the WHS gym for the Camp, which runs from 8:30-10 a.m. There was a modest fee that will includes a Camp T-shirt...
Cherokee Athletic Boosters Golf Tourney Aug. 23 (08/06/09)
The Cherokee Athletic Boosters will stage their 7th annual Golf Tournamnet on Sunday August 23 at the Cherokee Country Club. The format is "4 Person Best Shot," and golfers must register by August 17th. The cost is $45 per player, and that includes 18 holes of golf, a buffet meal, and "lots of fun."...
CAEDC In Action: Getting the word out (08/06/09)
By now, most people are fairly familiar with the Internet. People use the World Wide Web to find information, keep in touch with friends and family, or to promote a business or cause. Businesses and organizations use their websites to draw customers and supporters to their doors. But how do you know if your website is effective and reaching your target audience?...
At the Library (08/06/09)
It 's almost the end of the summer for the Cherokee Public Library. Once school starts the whole tempo changes and the days seem different. We've had a great June and July with kids in and out and in and out and no big problems. That's the way we like it! But even with a few weeks left of summer, we are starting to look ahead to September...
Basic Biittner: Getting in touch with Our Past (08/06/09)
I recently undertook a three-day "educational road trip" with my brother and sister, to explore our family roots in Clayton County, Iowa. For those of you who don't know, Clayton County is located on the far eastern border of the state. The county seat is Elkader, which strangely enough is named after an Algerian emir, Abdel Kader, and the most famous landmarks are the Effigy Mounds, which I vaguely recall from my 6th grade Iowa History class. ...
Good intentions, bad results (08/06/09)